Thanks to a note from the Steinhagen family information points to their ancestor, Joachim Hinrich Steinhagen ( wrote on naturalization paper Joachim Stonehocker). He was born in 1819 in Mecklenburg-Schwerin probably in the town Krusenhagen. We have been reading church records from Kirchdorf, Island of Poel, the island which was founded in the 1500’s by Steinhagen and other families. We have since found Joachim’s confirmation record in Neuburg Church records. This record states the family was from Krusenhagen. We have also found the death records of his parents in the same church record. We are continuing to find a connection between these two families. Joachim changed his name back to Steinhagen around 1880. Hmmm. At last to have found our roots in Germany?
Check back often or write me a note. I will check this site while taking breaks from reading the church records. SSM