My name is Susan (Bolander) Leonesio. I am helping my father Louis P. Bolander IV research the family. We are looking for information on Henry Nicholas Bolander. This is what we know:
Born 2-22-1831 in Schluchtern, Germany
Arrived in America around the age of 15
Lived in Ohio with an Uncle?????
Attended Luthern Seminary School and became a minister but later became a School Teacher and Botanist.
Married a woman named Anna Maria (no maiden name given). She was eight years older than him. They had five children. Their first son, Henry N. Jr was born in Ohio 1855 but their second son (my Great Great Grandfather) was born in Detriot,MI (1858).
We need to know:
Who Henry N Bolander's parents were in Germany? How did Henry arrive in the USA? Who sponsored Henry for his travels? Did he travel with other relatives? Who was Anna Maria? Did they meet here or in Germany? Why was my great great grandfather born in Detroit?
This and many more questions but we'll stop for now. If you have any information at all, my father and I would greatly appreciate it!
Susan (Bolander) LeonesioSusan1257@yahoo.com