Christian F. Halwe was born in Germany and married Charlotte Becker. They had at least one child, my Great Grandmother, Friederike Charlotte Halwe. She was born Sept 11, 1852 in Lubbecke, Westfalen, Preussen, Germany.She was christened on Sept 26, 1852 at the Evangelical Church in Lubbecke. She came to the US in 1871. She first married Herman Heinrich Indermark and they had two sons, Herman Jr., and Louis. Her husband died in 1876. She then became reacquainted with Wilhelm Liekweg whom she had known in Germany and had been a confirmation classmate of hers. They married on May 01, 1879 in St. Louis, Mo. They had eight children: Amelia, Louisa( my grandmother), Marie, William, Jr., Fred C., Lena, Anna, and Clara.Amelia died at the age of 25 and had never married. Louisa married Fred H. Rinderknecht, Marie(Mamie) married Edward Rinderknecht, William married Nola, Fred married Edna,Anna married Anthony Schnelle, Lena married Edward Rinderknecht after her sister Marie died, and Clara married Clarence Kohring, Sr.They lived in St. Louis where Wilhelm had a rope halter shipping company. They also had a farm near Sparta, Il.Louisa, my grandmother, and her husband Fred Rinderknecht had three children: Herman, Helen, and Herbert( my father.Herman died in infancy and Helen died at age 27. She was an accomplished organist. Herbert married Loraine Scheffel on Jan. 21, 1944 in the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Brighton, Il. Herbert was a minister with the Evangelical and Reformed Church which is now called the United Church of Christ.They had two children Diane Helen(me) and Kenneth Herbert.Herbert died on Aug 08, 2000 in St. Louis, Mo.and Loraine died on Oct 16, 2004.Diane married Charles Presnell on April 2, 1966 in the United Church of Christ in Pana, Il. They had four children: Mark, Tami, Cory, and Trey.Charles died on Oct 3, 2004. Diane is a Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Care Specialist at a nursing home in Pana.She also helps her son Mark with their concession trailer and Tropical Sno stand.