Emigration to Iowa

History of the Emigrant Family
Honkomp/v.Handrup(Arens) from Holdorf-Handorf
 


Steinfeld-1816

The origin of the Honkomps leads back to a farm on the Honkomper-Weg in Steinfeld which today is farmed by the kl.Holthaus family. The first documentary evidence for this name can be found in the tax and Landschatzungsregister of 1535:
„To Harpendorpe: Hoenkamp“
The first mention in a church register is in 1697 where the name appears in the marriage register of the parish of Steinfeld. After this we can trace the family without gaps through the generation in Steinfeld as follows:

    • Wernerus Honkompf,   +01.01.1710, 91 years
    • Werneke Honkomp,  +01.01.1716, 45 years, oo26.04.1700 A.C.Vormann
    • Johan Herm. Honcomp, *04.06.1701, +30.05.1775 Borringhausen, oo22.11.1728 L.Scherbring
    • Johan Arend Honkomp, *12.04.1740, +12.04.1804 Borringhausen, oo08.01.1771 A.M.Deters
    • Johan Herm Anton Honkomp, *16.08.1771, +19.12.1837 Holdorf-Handorf, oo30.09.1800 M.A. Klostermann
    • Joan Henrich Honkomp, *12.06.1801 Hellbusch/Handorf, +22.01.1878 New Vienna,Iowa,

oo 02.08.1827 in Holdorf  Maria Anna von Handrup/called ArensChildren: Anna Maria Catharina *22.07.1827, Anna Maria Bernardina *11.05.1832, Maria Elisabeth *14.12.1836, Franz-Henrich *17.12.1839, Henrich Anton *07.02.1842, all born in Holdorf-Handorf at Hellbusch.

Hellbusch-HofJohan Herm Anton Honkomp is presumed to have left Borringhausen as a Heuermann around 1800 even before he was married to go to Hellbusch in Handorf. His son, Joan Henrich, also worked there as a Heuermann.
The Hellbusch-Hof (farm) was sold because of excessive indebtness in 1836 to Holzgräfe/v.Handorf. The Hellbusch family emigrated with 11 Persons in 1844 to America. The 1850 Census shows the family in Augusta/Dutzow, 35 km west of St.Louis on the Missouri. By this time Franz Hellbusch, born Oct. 10, 1790, had apparently already died. (Prof.Dr.Walter Kamphoefner, Texas). Many people from Holdorf eventually settled in the small town of Dutzow.

The former Hellbusch farmhouse still stands on the road to the Dersaburg fortification and is owned by farmer Fangmann. The name Hellbusch can still be read in the wooden beam over the doorway to the barn part of the house. The house is no longer inhabitable and is scheduled to be demolished in the near future. It is the oldest farmhouse in Handorf.


Handorf-1836

The origin of the name von Handorf (van Handrup, to Handrup) goes back to three farms in Holdorf-Handorf. A differentiation of the name did not develop itself until the end of the 19th century with the addition of Annen, Arens and Wernke, as well as Müller (der Wassermühlen [of the watermill]) to Handrup.
For the Arens family the following church book entries can be documented (Arens/von Handorf Family History, E.Michels):

    • Johann Heinrich von Handorf, genannt (named) Arens, Eigner (owner), *1768, +04.05.1835 Holdorf-Handorf

oo 30.09.1793 in Handorf: Maria Angela Steinemann
Children:

 

 

  • Maria Elisabeth, *21.12.1794, emigrated 1846
  • Anna Maria, *21.12.1797
  • Maria Agnes, *01.06.1799, +26.11.1879, oo Bernard Schuhmacher
  • Johann Henrich, *30.05.1802, +20.01.1864 Holdorf-Handorf

 

 

oo 06.11.1821 Carolina Sophia Robke, *23.08.1799 Damme-Oldorf
Children: Johann Bernard,*08.10.1824, +1880 died at see on the voyage to the USAoo Maria Josephina Röenbeck, emigrated 1880 with 6 childrenJohann Bernard Heinrich, *07.02.1827, emigrated 1844 with aunt Maria  und Heinrich Honkomp
Friedrich Clemens, *01.04.1830, +26.07.1880oo Maria Magdalena Westermann, emigrated 1882 along with 2 sonsHeinrich Bernard Joseph, *20.12.1838, +09.02.1890 Petersburg, Iowa, emigrated 1860

 

 

  • Maria Anna, *05.01.1805 Handorf, +18.04.1881 New Vienna, Iowa

 

 

oo 02.08. 1827 in Handorf: Joan Henrich Honkomp, Heuermann on the Hellbusch farm in Holdorf-Handorf


Bremerhave-1840

The Heuerleute Joan Henrich Honkomp and Maria Anna, nee Arens, emigrated from Holdorf-Handorf in 1844 with their 6 children -together with the Hellbusch family- and settled in Iowa. It must be assumed that the familie had to travel to Bremen in a horsedrawn carriage. In Bremen „an der Schlachte“ (the harbor), they would have boarded a small sailing vessel which would have taken them down river to Bremerhaven. This trip to the „Geeste“ would have taken them about 2 days. Once there, they had to go to the „Alten Hafen“ (old harbor) to board a much larger ocean crossing sailing ship to commence their trip to another continent. That trip would have taken somewhere between one and two months.
The two families arrieved New Orleans at Januar 7. 1845, they immediatly took a river steamer on the Mississippi first to St.Louis. The Hellbusch family stay westerly of St.Louis, the Honkomp family go then to Dubuque, Iowa and later to New Vienna. There was a settlement for a lot of Südoldenburger.
The 12 year old nephew, Heinrich Arens to Handrup, who also settled in Dubuque county, must have accompanied them on this journey.
Ahrens

In 1849 Joan Henrich (Henry) Honkomp bought property from Gerhard Ovel for $100.00. It was situated in Bremen township, Delaware county, Iowa, in sections 12 und 13. It covered a 1/2 square mile and was bordered on a like-sized property, in New Vienna, Dubuque county, Iowa, which he had already in his possession. He now owned a farm composing one square mile. This was quite typical for new settlers in this area.
His nephew Heinrich Arens settled approximately 3 miles away in Dyersville county. Other Arens family members followed their relative in later years.

1 Honkomp Joan Henrich (* 11.6.1801 in Holdorf b.Hellbusch/Handorf – † 22.1.1878 in New Vienna,  Iowa) – 1.Eigner/Owner
.. x Arens(von Handorf) Maria Anna (* 5.1.1805 in Holdorf-Handorf – † 18.4.1881 in New Vienna) x 2.8.1827 in Holdorf/Handorf
…. 2 Honkomp Johan Bernard Anton (* 6.9.1827 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellebusch – † 30.4.1828 in Holdorf-Handorf)
…. 2 Honkomp Anna Maria Carolina Magdalena (* 22.7.1829 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellbusch – † 9.2.1896 in Bremen/Delaware,  Iowa)
…… x Lechtenberg Joseph (* ?.?.1817 in Prussia,  Germany – ) x ?.?.1859 in New Vienna,  Iowa
…. 2 Honkomp Anna Maria Bernardina (* 11.5.1832 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellbusch – † ?.?.1903)
…… x Fangmann Franz (* 26.12.1822 in Steinfeld – ) x ?.?.1852 in New Vienna/Iowa
…. 2 Honkomp Anna Maria (* 28.9.1835 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellbusch – † 20.11.1835 in Holdorf-Handorf)
…. 2 Honkomp Maria Elisabeth (* 14.12.1836 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellebusch – † 19.08.1913 Dyersville)
…… x Goerdt Karl ( *14.12.1817 Bochum-Lear +15.09. Dyersville ) x05.05.1853 New Vienna
…. 2 Honkomp Franz Henrich (* 17.12.1839 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellbusch – † 20.12.1909 in New Vienna,  Iowa) – Erbe New Vienna
…… x Kerkhof Anna Maria (* 20.10.1840 in Lotte/Oelde,  Westphalia – † 2.1.1929 in Dyersville,  Iowa) x 28.4.1866 in New Vienna/Iowa
…. 2 Honkomp Henrich Anton (* 7.2.1842 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellbusc – † 26.2.1910 in Ashton/Iowa)- Erbe Petersburg
…… x Mescher Margret (*21.03.1840 Minster/Ohio – † 05.06.1869 New Vienna) x 15.05.1866 New Vienna
…… x Ehrich Elisabeth (* 5.4.1845 in Suddinghausen/Bueren Westf. – † 5.10.1922 in Ashton/Iowa) x ?.?.1870 in Petersburg,  Iowa


New-Vienna-farm1904After the death Joan Henrich Honkomp (+Jan. 22, 1878) his son, Franz-Henrich (Henry), born Dec. 17, 1839 in Handorf, inherited the farm.
Franz-Henrich, married since Apr. 29, 1866 with Anna Kerkhof, died in 1909 at the age of  70 of a lung infection. The last two years before his death he had been totally blind. In an obituary published in the local press, the „Dyersville Commercial“ on Dec. 23, 1909, he was described as one of the oldest and most respected settlers of New Vienna. The paper further reported that the Honkomp familie was one of the pioneer settlers of New Vienna and that early life in the community was difficult and primitive and that Henry Honkomp was a respected, loyal neighbor who was ingrained with Christian principles his whole life.
He left his wife, Anna, with five surviving children. Anton, his son, continued to farm the family farm. About 1913 he sold the farm and lives in Dyersville.

1 Honkomp Franz Henrich (* 17.12.1839 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellbusch – † 20.12.1909 in New Vienna,  Iowa) – 2.Eigner/Owner
.. x Kerkhof Anna Maria (* 20.10.1840 in Lotte/Oelde,  Westf. – † 2.1.1929 in Dyersville,  Iowa) x 28.4.1866 in New Vienna/Iowa
…. 2 Honkomp Frank (* 03.03.1869 in New Vienna,  Iowa – +04.10.1931 in Worthington)
…….x Boge Katherine (*15.04.1868 Dyersville – +04.06.1943 Farley) x 09.09.1890 Dyersville
………3 Honkomp Frances (*4.1.1899 in Bancroft, Iowa – + 3.7.1985 in Farley, Iowa
………..x Lehmann Anton Aloysius (* 11.5.1898 in Worhington, Iowa – + 5.4.1980 in Farley, Iowa) x 17.1.1921 in Worhington
………….4 Lehmann Florence Teresa (*19.12.1929 in Farley, Iowa -)
……………x Jaeger Merlin (*9.8.1930 in Worhington, Iowa – ) x 25.9.1950 in Farley, Iowa
…………4 Lehmann Wilma Jean (*14.2.1932 in Farley, Iowa -)
……………x Hogan William (*22.2.1928 – ) x 23.8.1950 in Farley, Iowa
…. 2 Honkomp Elizabeth (* 05.07.1871 in New Vienna,  Iowa – +24.12.1944 Dubuque,  Iowa)
…… x Kramer Anton ( *27.02.1867 New Vienna – +28.02.1915 Dyersville) x 07.02..1893 in New Vienna
…. 2 Honkomp Joseph (* 29.01.1873 in New Vienna,  Iowa – +25.09.1934 in Dubuque,  Iowa)
…….x Hittenmiller Mary (*1879 Dubuque – +30.11.1933 Dubuque) x 14.02.1901 Dubuque
………3 Honkomp Arnold H.(* 23.7.1902 in Dyersville, Iowa – + 30.6.1990 in Dubuque, Iowa)
………..x Portzen Catherine (* 30.1.1903 – + 18.12.1992) x 30.1.1903 in Dubuque, Iowa
………….4 Honkomp Marie O. (*2.12.1935 in Dubuque, Iowa – )
…………….x Garot Dennis (-) x 23.7.1954 in Dubuque
………….4 Honkomp Arnold N. (*6.12.1939 in Dubuque, Iowa – )
……………x Wubber Joyce (* 23.12.1940 -) x 1.9.1962 in Dubuque
…. 2 Honkomp Franziska (* 08.02.1876 in New Vienna,  Iowa – † 20.09.1907 Petersburg)
…… x Hildebrand John (*28.11.1873 Petersburg – +04.05.1955 Petersburg) x23.04.1901 Petersburg)
…. 2 Honkomp Anna (* 1.9.1878 in New Vienna,  Iowa – +23.01.1934 in New Vienna,  Iowa)
…… x Kramer John (*23.12.1876 New Vienna – +19.11.1938 New Vienna) x 29.04.1902 Dyersville
…. 2 Honkomp Anton (* 15.5.1881 in New Vienna,  Iowa – +20.06.1955 in Dyersville,  Iowa) – 3.Eigner/Owner
…… x Wessel Anna M. (*31.10.1882 Dyersville – +29.07.1912 Dyersville) x 31.5.1904 in Dyersville,  Iowa
…….. 3 Honkomp Hilda (* 3.8.1906 in New Vienna,  Iowa – +08.03.1989 in Dyersville)
…………x Hoppmann Archie
…….. 3 Honkomp Leo Henry (* 23.7.1912 in New Vienna,  Dubuque Iowa – † 1.10.1979 in Benton,  WI)
………. x Hunt Myrtle Vivian (*20.6.1925 – ) x 24.05.1934 Earlville, Iowa
……x Jasper Anna (*06.02.1881 Dyersville – +08.05.1967 Dyersville) x 18.11.1914 Dyersville
…….. 3 Honkomp Amanda A. (* 17.10.1915 in Dyersville,  Iowa – +15.11.1968 Dubuque)
…………x Woodrow Cruise
…….. 3 Honkomp Viola A. (* 22.10.1917 in Dyersville,  Iowa – +19.12.1989)
…………x Strief Mari George (* 8.1.1912 – + 19.1.1973 ) x 11.8.1943
…….. 3 Honkomp Elmer J. (* 2.9.1919 in New Vienna,  Iowa – † 24.12.1974 in Dyersville,  Dubuque,  IA)
………. x Sieverding Lorriane (* 4.10.1922 in Bellevue, Iowa – + 11.7.1991 in Dyersville) x 14.2.1946 in Bellevue
………….4 Honkomp Daniel (Dan) (* 30.7.1949 in Dyersville, Iowa -)
……………x Postupack Nadine (* 10.6.1949 -) x 4.4.1975 in Dyersville
……………..5 Honkomp Jayme (*13.3.1973 in Dyersville, Iowa)


Honkomp-farm-Ashton-IowaThe brother of Franz-Henrich, Henrich Anton Honkomp, was born on Feb. 7, 1842 in Handorf. He came via Petersburg( inherited farmland), Iowa about 1873 to Ashton, Iowa and purchased a farm there. After the death of his first wife Margaret Mescher, he married Lizzie Ehrig in Petersburg, Iowa. Anton died on Feb. 14, 1910 in Ashton at the age of 66 of a heart condition. He died at peace with his family in his presence. His obituary published in the local press on Feb. 26, 1910 describes him as a man with high character dedicated to his family and friends. In life he was successful in that his work helped him to obtain his own farm. His wife, Lizzie, and eight children survived him.

1 Honkomp Henrich Anton (* 7.2.1842 in Holdorf-Handorf,  b.Hellbusch – † 26.2.1910 in Ashton/Iowa) – 1.Owner in Ashton
.. x Mescher Maria Elisabeth(Margaretha)  (*21.03.1840 Minster/Ohio – † 5.6.1869 New Vienna) x 15.5.1866 New Vienna
…. 2 Honkomp Anna (* ?.?.1867 in New Vienna Iowa – )
…….x Brinkmann Henry
…. 2 Honkomp Frank (* 12.2.1869 in New Vienna Iowa – † 31.10.1940 in AshtonIowa)
.. x Ehrich Elisabeth(Lizzie) (* 5.4.1845 in Siddinghausen/Buehren – † 5.10.1922 in Ashton/Iowa) x ?.?.1870 in Petersburg,  Iowa
…. 2 Honkomp Henry (* ?.?.1872 in New Vienna Iowa – + 4.10.1918 Sioux Falls, South Dakota) – Painter
…… x Timmer Anna (*12.7.1875 Dyersville – + 4.12.1960 Wauwatosa Milwaukee, Wisconsin) x ?.?.1897 in Dyersville
…….. 3 Honkamp Leona (* 23.2.1899 in Ashton,  Iowa – + 28.3.1962 Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
………..x Grenell Ivory
…….. 3 Honkamp Arthur (* 17.3..1902 in Ashton,  Iowa – + 5.1.1966 in Milwaukee Wisconsin)
…………x Colberg Hazel (*28.7.1901 in Sioux Falls, Minnehana, SD – + 1.5.1977 in Sioux Falls)
…….. 3 Honkamp Elmer (* 14.2.1905 in Ashton,  Iowa – + 2.4.1984 In Appleton, Wisconsin)
…………x Hansen Georgiana (*7.8.1902 in Ashland, Wisconsin – + 1.5.1975 in Appleton, Wisconsin
…….. 3 Honkamp Richard Clarence (* 19.11.1907 in Ashton,  Iowa – + 17.12.1989 in Brookfield, Waukesa Wisconsin)
…………x Waldhuetter Marie (*27.2.1910 in Wauwatosa Milwaukee Wi – + 2.9.1998 in Wisconsin) x 14.1.1939 in Milwaukee
…………..4 Honkamp Ann Marie (* 31.1.1940 in Milwaukee, WI -)
……………..x De Francesco Salvatore Jerry (* 29.8.1935 in Candem, New Jersey -) x 6.6.1961 in Wauwatosa, WI
…………..4 Honkamp Michael Clarence (* 17.3.1941 in Milwaukee, WI)
……………..x Mader Nancy (* 14.1.1942 in Chicago, IL-) x 30.11.1968 in Wauwatosa, WI
…………..4 Honkamp John Anthony (*15.6.1945 in Wauwatosa, WI- )
……………..x Gingrass Susa (*28.5.1946 in Wisconsin -) x 21.12.1968 in Wauwatosa, WI
…………..4 Honkamp Paul Frank (*14.12.1949 In Wauwatosa, WI -)
……………..x Graff Cindy (* 1953 in Milwaukee, WI -) x 12.4.1980 in Milwaukee
………3 Honkamp Mildred Sudmilla (*9.2.1912)
…………x Roger William Bernard (* 11.12.1911 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota – + 1.6.1985 in Mesa, Arizona)
………3 Honkamp Miss (*1917 in Sioux Falls)
…. 2 Honkomp Joseph (* 2.12.1874 in New Vienna Iowa – † 26.2.1946 in Graceville, Big Stone, Minnesota)
……..x Legsdon Sarah Lonzetta (*23.12.1872 – + 1.6.1969 in Clinton Big Stone) x 30.3.1902 Shelbia, Missouri
………3 Honkomp Gertrude (*1902 – + 1978)
………3 Honkomp Bernardine (*1904 – + 1904)
………3 Honkomp Mildred Roseann(*1905)
………..x Eggermont Albert (*1908)
………3 Honkomp Edna Francis (*1907 – + 1989)
………..x Boyle Edward (+1989)
………3 Honkomp Carl (11.11.1909 in Shelbina, Missouri
……….x Casey Margaret (*1914 – + 1984) x Glenwood, MN
………3 Honkomp Florence (*1911 – + 1978)
……….x Boyle Joseph (*1908 – +1978)
………3 Honkomp Albert Francis (*1913 – + 1987 in Graceville, Big Stone MN
……….x Frey Ora
………3 Honkomp Elmer David (*1915 – + 1958)
……….x McBrady Julia (*1917)
………3 Honkomp Raymond (*1917)
……….x Paderson Annabelle Kehoe
…. 2 Honkomp John (* 21.4.1876 in Petersburg,  Iowa – † 12.6.1953 in Ashton,  IA)
…… x Spartz Philomena Lucy (* 21.5.1878 in Wheatland,  Wisconsin – † 27.3.1974) x 9.2.1904
…….. 3 Honkomp Vincent (* 16.11.1904 in Granville,  Iowa – † 2.2.1985 in Granville,  Iowa)
………. x Bueltel Mildred (* 29.3.1914 – ) x 17.2.1941
………… 4 Honkomp Shareene (* 19.6.1943 in Granville,  IA – )
………….. x Dykstra Don (* 8.3.1938 -)
………… 4 Honkomp Juliann Philomena (* 31.3.1947 in Granville,  Iowa – )
………….. x Delperdang Lawrence Leo (* 13.8.1944 – ) x ?.?.1966 in St.Joseph-Granville,  Iowa
………… 4 Honkomp Marjean (* 25.6.1948 in Granville,  Iowa – )
………….. x Dattolico Sam (* 20.12.1939 – ) x 20.12.1972
…….. 3 Honkomp Anastasia (* 6.3.1906 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 19.8.1993 in Sioux City,  Iowa)
………. x Engels August (* 17.5.1899 – † 2.4.1972 in Sheldon,  Iowa) x 28.1.1930 in Ashton,  Iowa
…….. 3 Honkomp Alma (* 21.11.1908 in Sheldon,  Iowa – † 9.2.1986)
………. x Wayne Smith (* 15.1.1916 – ) x 24.11.1942
…….. 3 Honkomp Leonhard (* 5.1.1910 in Ashton,  Iowa – )
………. x Groen Marcella (* 12.6.1920 in Ashton,  Iowa – ) x 20.8.1943
…….. 3 Honkomp Esther (* 22.7.1913 in Ashton,  Iowa – )
………. x Donohue Joseph (* 24.5.1912 – † 10.3.1947 in Sheldon,  Iowa) x 3.11.1942 in U.S. Army Chapel,  Ft.Wayne,  I
………. x Gloden Lawrence (* 24.6.1910 – † 19.7.1990) x 9.8.1952
…….. 3 Honkomp Eva Josephine (* 22.7.1913 in Ashton,  Iowa – )
………. x Strouth Mike (* 10.1.1910 – † 22.1.1979) x 21.11.1938
…….. 3 Honkomp Margaret (* 16.6.1916 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 4.7.1996 in McLean,  Virginia)
………. x Greene Harold (* 18.1.1918 – † 16.9.1976) x 24.5.1945
…….. 3 Honkomp Norbert Charles (* 25.6.1918 – † 19.2.1996 in Ashton,  Iowa)
…….. 3 Honkomp Stella (* 17.9.1921 in Ashton,  Iowa – )
………. x Dale Mulhern (* 26.4.1919 – † 11.11.1964 in Sheldon,  Iowa) x 23.6.1942 in Sheldon,  Iowa
………. x Davis A.D. (* 9.5.1915 – † 20.7.1990) x 26.2.1976 in Minneapolis,  Hennepin Co.
…. 2 Honkomp jr. Anton (* 27.10.1878 in Petersburg,  Iowa – † 22.11.1938 in Iowa) – 2.Owner
…… x Krogmann Maggie Margret (* 26.5.1882 in Breda,  Iowa – † 27.7.1962 in Gilman Twp.,  Iowa) x 17.2.1903 in Ashton,  Iowa
…….. 3 Honkomp Elizabeth (* 14.2.1904 in Ashton,  Iowa – )
………. x Mesllin Dennis ( – )
…….. 3 Honkomp Edward (* 5.9.1905 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 11.4.1961)
………. x Jellesma Grace (* 30.10.1914 – ) x 17.2.1936
…….. 3 Honkomp Leo (* 8.4.1907 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 4.11.1960)
………..x Leichtmann Josephine
…….. 3 Honkomp Clarence (* 6.11.1908 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 22.7.1977 in Ashton,  Iowa) – 3.Owner
………..x Roetzel Helen (14.3.1916 in Ashton, Iowa) x Ashton, Iowa – live still alone on this farm
………… 4 Honkomp John Roger(Rog) (* ?.?.1934 in Iowa – )
………….. x Schoo Rosalie (* ?.?.1935 in Iowa – ) x ?.?.1957, lives Minniaplosis/St:Paul
………….4 Honkomp Joyce
…….. 3 Honkomp Helen (* 20.10.1910 in Ashton,  Iowa – )
………. x Tremmel Jack ( – )
…….. 3 Honkomp Harold (* 12.12.1912 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 10.3.1993 in Rock Rapids,  Lyon,  IA)
………..x Wellendorg Darlene
…….. 3 Honkomp Martin (* 18.7.1915 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 4.9.1973)
………..x Arving Clara x Ashton
…….. 3 Honkomp Carl Charles (* 1.4.1918 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 4.6.1995 in Ashton,  Iowa)
………..x Phyllis
…….. 3 Honkomp Donald (* 16.11.1920 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 21.6.1980)
………..x LeClaire Leatrice x 26.11.1946 Ashton
…….. 3 Honkomp Vernon (* 2.3.1924 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 26.7.1972)
………..x McGrath Marion
…….. 3 Honkomp jr. Wallace (* 23.8.1926 in Ashton,  Iowa – † 16.4.1980 in Cedar Rapids,  Linn county)
……….x Steggal Berniece Maie
…. 2 Honkomp Elizabeth (* 1.4.1881 in Petersburg Iowa – † 1.7.1958 in Iowa)
…. 2 Honkomp Andrew (* ?.?.1884 in Petersburg  Iowa – )
…. 2 Honkomp Charles (* 16.6.1887 in Petersburg,  Iowa – † 1.9.1966)
…….x McDonnel Margaret (*16.6.1898 in Tara, Graceville – + 26.10.1985 in Ashton) x 22.6.1920 in Sioux Falls
.1 Honkomp Susanna (*16.12.1845 in New Vienna – + 3.12.1912 Adrian, Minnesota)
…x Recker Henry (*15.9.1837 – + 11.8.1904 in Adrian)


The original Honkomp/Arens family caused the name Honkomp to be well represented all over Iowa and Minnesota. Other Honkomp’s emigrated to Cincinnati/Ohio, St.Louis und Texas. Their stories should also be researched as to their origin and descendants in America.
It is through contacts such as this, via the internet, that the Honkomps of the world can trace their heritage back to their homeland in the southern part of Oldenburg.

Oldenburg, Jan. 01, 2000, Update: Dec. 09, 2001
Werner Honkomp, Oldenburg
Translated:
Mar. 26, 2000 by Fred Rump, NJ