Thanks to a note from the Steinhagen family information points to their ancestor, Joachim Hinrich Steinhagen ( wrote on naturalization paper Joachim Stonehcker). He was born in 1819 in Mecklenburg-Schwerin on the Island Poel or the town Krusenhagen. We are reading church records from Kirchdorf, Island of Poel, the island which was founded in the 1500’s by Steinhagen and other families. There were many many Steinhagen entries starting in 1738 and continuing through the 1800’s.
Check back often or write me a note. I will check this site while taking breaks from reading the church records. SSM