6. (Hans) Heinrich Röwer was born on Dec 29 1800 in Meinsen, Schaumburg-Lippe. He emigrated on May 1 1843 from Germany. He immigrated in Jun 1843 to Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. He was naturalized on Jun 22 1848 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. He died about May 1891 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. He was also known as Henry Rafert. Although it has not been proven yet, it is felt that the Henry Rafert who came to Indianapolis in 1843 is the same as Hans Heinrich Röwer who left Meinsen in 1825, destination unknown.

He was married to Christina about 1825 in Germany. Christina was born about 1800 in Germany. She died in Oct 1881 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. (Hans) Heinrich Röwer and Christina had the following children:

child15 i. Heinrich Wilhelm Rafert was born about 1825 in Germany. Although not substantiated, this appears to be the same as Henry Röver who arrived in Baltimore on the ship "Columbia" on Dec 6th, 1847. Henry was a carpenter, and stood 5' 7 1/2" tall with dark hair and blue eyes. On February 13th, 1865 he enlisted in Company C, 148th Indiana Infantry.
child+16 ii. Charles F. Rafert.
child17 iii. Frederick W. Rafert was born about 1832 in Germany. Frederick was a carpenter and stood 5' 4", with dark hair and blue eyes. He enlisted for three years in August 1862 as a private in company A, 79th Indiana Infantry. In September he became ill and was put in the hospital in Louisville, KY. He remained there through October, but recovered enough to march with his unit when it moved toward Nashville, TN. He was still weak and fell out during the march and was sent to the hospital in Evansville, IN, where he remained until he was discharged due to illness in December.
child+18 iv. Andrew F. Rafert.
child+19 v. Christopher Frederick Rafert.
child+20 vi. Christina Rafert.

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