If you want to contribute to the content or you are a member of the "Sippe", you can get a user account here.

Special thanks go to my grandson Florian, on whose initiative everything was created.

With his suggestions, contacts and photos, Ulli Fobbe also plays a large part in this site. You can read a lot on the fobbe.de website.

Horst Stolp should also be mentioned, who made his notes and the family register of Johann Tusche/Maria Bigge available.

Tobias Bracht also contributed his part to the side. His personal memories and documents are worth reading at ebbof.de.

Last but not least, the information from Franz Josef and Maria Dicke from Obermarsberg should be mentioned, who not only has the Marsberg family tree of Libor Tegethoff in his database and has shown us a line up to Charlemagne, but also created the family tree of the Frese family .

The Warburg genealogical tables, made available online as a pdf download by the Westphalia-Lippe Regional Association, have also been included in this family tree. There are a few nice stories to read about, among other things, the inheritance of Corvey Abbey.

My aunt Thea left me her family tree and my brother Antonius sent me some death certificates and photos, and then there were also Karl-Heinz and Marie-Luise Runte with their contributions.

Through the notes of my uncle Franz I received the necessary information about the ancestors on my mother's side. In the meantime, many church registers have been put online under the Matricula project, so that the data from the FamilySearch database can be seen as confirmed, but some have also been corrected.

There was a connection to the knights "von Rump(f)" and their later ancestral seat, today's "Haus Wenne" near Eslohe. The "nobilis" Caspar Rumpf marries Anna Margaretha de LaPaix from Arnsberg, is probably also named in the will of Anna Elisabeth von Rumpf and von Weichs (heirs of the "Haus Wenne" ) are godparents to his children.

Presumably economic reasons caused the blacksmith Johann Josef Limberg (my great-great-grandfather) and some of his siblings to leave Reiste. After the death of his father (+1848) he went to Grevenstein, Clemens(tailor) and Caspar(carpenter) in the USA and Caspar went on to Australia. Clemens took the name of the farm Roggemann as his family name in the USA. In the Sauerland people were often better known by their house- or farm- name or by an additional name. Christian Limberg from Dorlar married the heiress of the Rogge(mann) farm at (Nieder)Reiste in 1737.

as far as Franz Frese


Monday, 02/20/2023
The tree has grown again: I added the descendants of Bernard (John B.) Frese from the USA as best I could.

Saturday, January 21, 2023
Now the Willerscheidts from Obermarsberg are also partially listed. I started with Bernard Willerscheidt (*1796).
He came to Obermarsberg with his parents between 1806 and 1809. His father was there initially as a "Fruchtmesser" in the administration. His second marriage was to the youngest daughter of the mayor, Hermann Josef Steinhoff.

Wednesday, 01/04/2023
The descendants of Johannes Gies (*1779) have been completed. When my great-great-great-grandfather died at the age of 32, Josef Gies (*1783) and my great-great-great-grandmother Christine Schulte (*1782) married in 1811. Josef (5) and Ferdinand (2) now grow up in the Gies family. Stepbrother Anton Gies' daughter Maria (Mary) emigrated to the USA after 1880/81 to marry John Mette.

Friday, 12/9/2022
Added the Heinrich(Henry) Gerdes family - Franziska(Francis) Rumpf, who in 1867 decided to start a new existence in Texas/USA.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 9:24 am
The Philipp Fobbe 1803 branch has been revised.
About 50 descendants were added, but not with a screenshot of the birth, marriage and death documents, but only with a link to the corresponding entries at matricula-online.
This should complete the branch, as far as available online.

Sunday, October 9, 2022 10:48 am
I added a new branch starting from Hunold Fobbe +1664 ending with Reinhard Fobbe from Munich. The close points of contact result from the families of Caspar Roland *1756, Franz Steinhoff *1738 or Philipp Hillebrand 1773, to name just a few. Thanks for the information.

Sunday, July 3, 2022 7:11 p.m
Editing of the Bigge branch from Padberg, church registers Beringhausen (especially the Emil Bigge family, who emigrated to the USA in 1894).

Franz Anton Frese *1884
Birth: June 20, 1884Niedermarsberg
FamilySearch ID: GQQV-8FC
Occupation: Laborant
Death: March 28, 1954Niedermarsberg
Maria Bieker *1892 1916
Birth: December 23, 1892Giershagen
FamilySearch ID: G4Y1-L88
Death: October 22, 1970Niedermarsberg
Josef Rumpf *1887
Birth: October 29, 1887Grevenstein
FamilySearch ID: GQQV-D94
Occupation: Schreiner
Death: July 19, 1974Warstein
Theresia Limberg *1888
Birth: January 4, 1888Grevenstein
FamilySearch ID: GQQV-X94
Death: February 17, 1930Grevenstein
Heinrich Fobbe *1879
Birth: August 16, 1879Obermarsberg
FamilySearch ID: LTLS-3BQ
Occupation: Maurer
Death: February 17, 1970Obermarsberg
Maria Oberhoff *1886
Birth: August 6, 1886Obermarsberg
FamilySearch ID: LTLS-316
Death: April 6, 1928Obermarsberg
Johann Tusche *1893 1943
Birth: January 16, 1893Obermarsberg
FamilySearch ID: L6X4-P59
Occupation: Maurer
Religion: Katholisch
Death: August 22, 1965Obermarsberg
Maria Bigge *1903
Birth: August 27, 1903Giershagen
FamilySearch ID: L6X4-PR5
Religion: Katholisch
Death: May 1, 1988Obermarsberg
Theresia Schraub *1897
Birth: May 12, 1897Beisinghausen
Death: February 6, 1980Warstein
Anna Margaretha de LaPaix (–1686) Anna Maria Prior (1752–1834) Philipp Ramspott (1784–1831) Wilhelmine Mina Müller (1849–1914) Anton P. Willerscheidt (1903–1971) Wilhelm Baden (1765–1813) Anna Gertrud Kaiser (1782–1849) Paul Potthöfer (–) Elisabeth Koch (1851–1916) Theresia Krevet (1748–1824) Johannes Jodokus Prior (1720–1754) Hermann Henkemeyer (1808–1868) Franz Bruder (1822–1893) Johannes Jodokus Prior (1720–1754) Susanne Koch (1679–1713) Anna Margaretha Tuke (1717–1798) Christian Bieker  (1772–1853) Johan Heinrich Fobbe (1675–) Johann Fobbe (1743–1811) Maria Catharina Plotz (1733–1816) Maria Johanna Mia Tusche (1940–1998) Christina Tusche (1814–) Antonetta Judith (1772–1837) Johann Fobbe (1804–1866) Anton Mönig (1883–1968) Antonetta Füchten (1757–1792) Elisabeth Tebbe (1855–1915) Anna Magdalena Albracht (1807–1847) Franziscus Schulte (1811–1812) Christina Fobbe (1801–1885) Johann Franz Trachternach (1776–1822) Maria Elisabeth Sommer (1798–) Carolina Prior (1833–1871) Sophia Sophie Fobbe (1845–1909) August Everdes (1654–1735) Maria Theresia Hötger (1810–1810) Elisabeth Cramer (1794–1863) Philipp Frese (1874–1955) Josef Fobbe  (1839–1922) Magda Frese (1924–2019) Gertrud Frese (1875–1876) Theresia Liese (1817–1871) Johann Christoph Rumpf (1710–) Catharina Frese (1893–1982) Joseph Schraub (1804–1872) Theresia Liese (1767–1825) Anna Gertrud Kaiser (1782–1849) Johann Bernard Joseph Koch (1789–1844)