The picture of the old rectory is from (1)
Visits from and in the USA
The picture "Heimatmuseum" is from www.ladbergen.de
the late 80s an American soldier from New Orleans called Schoppenhorst got in
touch with the people at Ladbergen. He wanted to learn about the origin of his
ancestors. Certainly he could have learned much from my father. But my father
was already dead at this point. At that time I had no interest in my family’s
story and lived in Berlin. Therefore I referred him to the Schoppenhorst family
at Kattenvenner Straße when he got in touch with me. Whether he knew anything
about the ancestors who emigrated from Ladbergen to the USA? I don’t think so.
He then met members of the Schoppenhorst family at Kattenvenner Straße. I know
little about the content of this meeting. He was told that he must descend from
another Schoppenhorst family. There would be no relationship with the family at
Kettenvenner Straße which according to my research does not necessarily have to
be right. But with this it became explicit that there are Schoppenhorsts in the
1993 we, my wife Monika and I, picked up my son Jan
in the USA where he had spent a year in school in Macon/Georgia and lived with a
host family. At a meeting with the congregation of the host parents a
parishioner told me that he knows a tax counselor called Schoppenhorst in Ohio.
Damm) wrote to me that to her knowledge a couple of brothers of Heinrich
Wilhelm Schoppenhorst, born 1856 (112),
emigrated to the USA
With this there were three clues for the existence of Schoppenhorsts in the USA.