Bio: Emmers & Ariens Family History
Contact: Stan

----Source: Dennis Emmers

Surnames: Ariens, Berghuis, Emmers, Huls, Peters, Rutten, Schneider, Seibers, vanBalveren


History of the Emmers & Ariens Families



Gerhard & Theodore Emmers

(Click to Enlarge)


I am descended through Heinrich (Henry) Emmers who is a brother to Anna.  Anna's sister, Mary, married a John Peters, but they do not seem to be directly related.  William Peters and his family are in the 1900 and 1910 Federal Census of Clark County, Wisconsin.  Anna is alternately listed as Anna and Johanna.  I am descended through Anna's (Hanna's) brother, Heinrich.  Their parents were Gerhard Emmers and Maria Ariens who were born in the Netherlands.


Identity Graph (Time Chart) for Gerhard Emmers


Date & Place of Birth:  30 Dec 1814  in Heijen, Limburg, Netherlands.


Date & Place of Marriage & to Whom:  23 Jan 1843 in Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands to Maria Ariens.


Father & His Date & Place of Birth:  Theodorus Emmers born before 1796 in Netherlands


Mother & Her Date & Place of Birth:  Maria Van Schewik born before 1796 in Netherlands






30 Dec 1814

Gerhard Born

Heijen, Limburg, Netherlands

Gen Lias website

23 Jan 1843

Gerhard Married Maria Ariens

Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands

Gen Lias website

Mar 1844

Catherine Born

Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands

U.S. Censuses

17 May 1851

Theodore Born

Gennep, Limburg, 


U.S. Censuses


Emmigration from Netherlands      

From Netherlands

Dutch Emmigration

8 Nov. 1851

Immigration to the U.S.       

Port of New York                    

Passenger Lists

29 Jan. 1854    

Heinrich Born

Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan

U.S. Censuses


9 April 1857

Johann Born     

 Sheboygan Falls,           Sheboygan Co., WI

Family & Church Rec


17 Mar. 1860

Mary Born       

Sheboygan Falls,           Sheboygan Co., WI

U.S. Censuses


29 June 1860           

Listed in Census        

Lima, Sheboygan Co., WI

1860 U.S. Census

30 Oct. 1860

Gerhard Naturalized

Sheboygan Co., WI

Sheboygan Co., WI Rec.


Gerret Emmers Listed

Lima, Sheboygan Co., WI

WI State Census

29 Aug. 1865

Johanna Born

Sheboygan Falls,           Sheboygan Co., WI

U.S. Censuses


11 July 1870

     Listed in Census    

Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co. WI

1870 U.S. Census


Listed in Census           

 Brillion, Calumet Co., WI

1880 U.S. Census

16 Sept. 1887

Gerhard Died

Hollandtown, Brown Co., WI

 Brown Co., WI Rec.



Descendants of Theodorus Emmers


Generation No. 1


1.  THEODORUS1 EMMERS was born Bef. 1796 in Netherlands.  He married MARIA VANSCHEWIK Bef. 1814 in Netherlands.  She was born Bef. 1796 in Netherlands.



2.              i.    Gerhard2 Emmers, b. Dec 30, 1814, Heijen, Netherlands; d. Sep 16, 1887, Holland, Brown, WI..

3.             ii.    John Emmers, b. Abt. 1822, Limburg, Netherlands.

               iii.    Gertrude Emmers, b. Bef. 1828, Heijen, Netherlands; m. Sebastiaan Rutten, Oct 24, 1846, Bergen, Netherlands; b. May 16, 1815, Bergen, Netherlands.

               iv.    Johanna Emmers, b. Bef. 1820, Heijen, Netherlands; m. Bernardus vanBalveren, Apr 28, 1838, Bergen, Netherlands; b. Bef. 1820, Maasbommel.


Generation No. 2


2.  GERHARD2 EMMERS (THEODORUS1) was born Dec 30, 1814 in Heijen, Netherlands, and died Sep 16, 1887 in Holland, Brown, WI..  He married MARY ARIENS Jan 23, 1843 in Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of DIONISIUS ARIENS and MARIA THISSEN.  She was born Abt. 1824 in Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands, and died Nov 1903 in Holland, Brown, WI..



Immigration: Nov 08, 1851, Arrival at New York



                 i.    UnknownF3 Emmers, m. William Peeters, Bef. 1903.

4.             ii.    Catherine Emmers, b. Abt. 1845, Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands.

5.            iii.    Theodore Emmers, b. Abt. May 1850, Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands; d. Aft. 1900.

               iv.    Henry Emmers, b. Abt. 1853, Detroit, Michigan.

                v.    John Emmers, b. Abt. 1857, Lima, Sheboygan, WI.; d. Aft. 1900.

6.            vi.    Mary Emmers, b. Mar 17, 1860, Lima, Sheboygan, WI.; d. Aug 01, 1930.

              vii.    Johanna Emmers, b. Abt. 1865, Sheboygan County, WI..


3.  JOHN2 EMMERS (THEODORUS1) was born Abt. 1822 in Limburg, Netherlands.  He married PETRONELLA PETERS Abt. 1860.  She was born Abt. 1835 in Netherlands.



                 i.    Mary3 Emmers, b. Abt. 1861, Sheboygan County, WI..

                ii.    Theodore Emmers, b. Abt. 1862, Sheboygan County, WI..

               iii.    Adolph Emmers, b. Abt. 1865, Sheboygan County, WI..

               iv.    Anna Emmers, b. Abt. 1872, Sheboygan County, WI..

                v.    Joseph Emmers, b. Abt. 1874, Sheboygan County, WI..

               vi.    Henry Emmers, b. Abt. 1877, Sheboygan County, WI..


Generation No. 3


4.  CATHERINE3 EMMERS (GERHARD2, THEODORUS1) was born Abt. 1845 in Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands.  She married FRANK SCHOOL Bet. 1870 - 1880.  He was born 1845, and died 1896.



                 i.    Hannah4 School, b. Bef. 1884, Holland, Brown, WI.; m. Henry Kempen, Jan 21, 1902, Holland, Brown, WI.; b. Abt. Apr 1858, Woodville, Calumet, WI.; d. Abt. 1914.


More About Henry Kempen:

Burial: Holland, Brown, WI., St. Francis Cemetery



5.  THEODORE3 EMMERS (GERHARD2, THEODORUS1) was born Abt. May 1850 in Gennep, Limburg, Netherlands, and died Aft. 1900.  He married LYDAU CULST Oct 05, 1886 in Brown County, WI..  She was born Abt. Jul 1857 in Netherlands, and died Aft. 1900.



                 i.    Gerhard4 Emmers, b. Abt. Jul 1887, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

                ii.    Henry Emmers, b. Abt. Aug 1888, Brillion, Calumet, WI.; d. 1973; m. (1) Mary D. Weyenberg, Nov 19, 1913, Kaukauna, Outagamie, WI.; b. Dec 1886, Buchanan, Outagamie, WI.; d. 1921, Buchanan, Outagamie, WI.; m. (2) Mildred Hartzheim, Aft. 1921; b. Aug 04, 1895, Darboy, Calumet, WI; d. Oct 13, 1979, Little Chute, Outagamie, WI..

               iii.    Mary Emmers, b. Abt. Feb 1890, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

               iv.    Anna Emmers, b. Abt. Jun 1891, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

                v.    John Emmers, b. Abt. Jul 1893, Brillion, Calumet, WI.; d. 1975; m. Anna Block, Aft. 1918; b. 1901; d. 1946.

               vi.    William Emmers, b. Abt. Mar 1895, Brillion, Calumet, WI.; d. 1966; m. Laura "Lisa" P Berghuis, Oct 24, 1916; b. Sep 29, 1898, Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin; d. May 30, 1987, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

              vii.    Hattie Emmers, b. Abt. Oct 1896, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

             viii.    Kathryn Emmers, b. Abt. May 1898, Brillion, Calumet, WI..



6.  MARY3 EMMERS (GERHARD2, THEODORUS1) was born Mar 17, 1860 in Lima, Sheboygan, WI., and died Aug 01, 1930.  She married JOHN PETERS Abt. 1883 in Wisconsin.  He was born Jan 24, 1859 in Germany, and died Apr 30, 1933 in Brillion, Calumet, WI..


Children of MARY EMMERS and JOHN PETERS are:

                 i.    Theodore4 Peters, b. Abt. Jun 1886, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

                ii.    Elizabeth Peters, b. Abt. Dec 1888, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

               iii.    Mary Peters, b. Abt. Apr 1889, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

               iv.    Katharine Peters, b. Abt. Feb 1891, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

                v.    Rose Peters, b. Mar 02, 1894, Brillion, Calumet, WI.; d. May 1985, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin; m. Arthur Hawley, Aft. 1916; b. Apr 03, 1898, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin; d. Aug 04, 1941.

               vi.    Hattie Peters, b. Abt. Jul 1896, Brillion, Calumet, WI..

              vii.    Johanna Peters, b. Oct 08, 1898, Brillion, Calumet, WI.; d. Apr 08, 1982, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin; m. Raymond Hawley, Abt. 1922; b. Nov 17, 1901, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin; d. Jan 10, 1993.


More About Johanna Peters:

Burial: St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin


             viii.    John Peeters, b. Abt. 1901, Brillion, Calumet, WI..


Gerhard Emmers and Maria (Mary) Ariens Emmers are the parents of Johanna (Anna) Emmers who married William Peters in you record. Johanna's siblings are Catharine Emmers, Theodore Emmers, Heinrich (Henry) Emmers (through whom I am descended), John Emmers and Mary Emmers.

Emmers' Family Photo Album

(Click Photos to Enlarge)

Gerhard & Theodore Emmers

Maria (Mary) Ariens Emmers

Theodore & Maria Emmers

Theodore Emmers, son of Gerhard and Maria Ariens Emmers and Aleida Huls, daughter of Henry and Katherine Lieberdenk Huls.  Theodore is the young boy in the picture that you have of Gerhard Emmers.  Theodore and Aleida are a young couple in this picture and likely it is their wedding picture in 1886.

Emmers' Family

Left to right:  Aleida Huls Emmers, the wife of Theodored Emmers and mother of Catharine Emmers.  Otto Joseph Emmers, son of Henry Emmers & Elizabeth Schneider Emmers and cousin to Catharine Emmers.  Catharine Emmers, daughter of Theodore Emmers & Aleida Huls Emmers and cousin to Otto Emmers.  Elizabeth Schneider Emmers, wife of Henry Emmers (brother to Theodore Emmers)& mother of Otto Emmers. Circa 1915

Theodore Emmers family in about 1900

Judging by the age of his children. The adults, in the rear, are, left to right, Aleida Huls Emmers and Theodore Emmers.  The children are, left to right, Henry
Emmers, William Emmers, John Emmers, Mary Emmers, Catharine Emmers, Henrietta Emmers, Anna Emmers and George Emmers.

The first four children, from left to right, were named for me by Mark Seibers, a cousin.  The last four children I have guessed at who they are by
knowing their sex and dates of birth.  If anyone can positively identify them as being otherwise please let me know.  If you can locate more pictures of these people let me know.

This picture was also taken around 1900.  The old lady in the rocker is Maria Ariens Emmers.  The adult female seated to Maria's right is Aleida Huls Emmers and her husband, Theodore Emmers is the only adult male in the photograph.  Since Maria live with her daughter, Catharine Emmers School, when the 1900 census was taken and she died in Catharine's home in Dec. 1903 I presume that this picture was probably taken at Catharine Emmers School's home.  Catherine would be in her late 50's and I take the woman standing to the left of Maria to be her daughter Catharine Emmers School.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel