Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Jesse & Burgwald

On this day, February 2, 1887, Anna "Sophia" Jesse and John Burgwald were married in Sherman township in St. Joseph County, Michigan.

Michigan Marriage record 1887

Sophia was the daughter of George Jessie and Maria Klevsaat, the granddaughter of Friedrich Christoph "Ernst" Klevsaat and Christina Sophia Luise Brahst, the great-granddaughter of Johann Christian Kleesaat and Elizabeth Catherine Neuendorf, and the great-great granddaughter of Sebastien Heinrich Kleesaat and Anna Sophia Catherine Kleesaat.  The last couple mentioned are also my great-great-great-great grandparents, making Sophia and me third cousins twice removed.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes


  1. Where did the Kleesaats come from? Germany? The name sounds (and looks) Dutch.

  2. The Kleesaats/Klevesaats and in this case the Kleserts, came from Rosenow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. If they were any further east they would have been in Poland, which officially didn't exist at this time.

  3. Our ancestor Christian Kleesaat/Cleasot/etc was born and baptized in Wendorff, Germany but raised in Gadebehn, in the parish of Rosenow. His father was born in Rosenow and his father's father too.