Willers of Hollwege, Oldenburg, Germany

Johann Diedrich Willers was born November 12, 1840, at Hollwege. He was the son of Siefke Willers and wife, Anna Margarette Meinen. Johann married Anna Elisabeth Hupens October 19, 1869 in Westerstede. Anna was the daughter of Johann Friedrich Hupens and wife Gesche Sophie Lamken. Johann Willers died January 30, 1914 and wife Anna died February 7, 1907.

The six children of Johann Diedrich Willers and Anna Elizabeth Hupens are listed in the table below. You may click on their names for more information and photos:


Birth Date

Death Date


Frederick Willers

February 16, 1870

November 28, 1941

Magdalene Pund

Johann Diedrich Willers

November 18, 1871

December 1, 1967

Helene Sophie Hagens

Henry (Heinrich) Willers

May 5, 1875


Anna Sophie Willers

March 21, 1877

December 19, 1937

Bernhard Heinrich Oltmanns

Georg Willers

May 19, 1884


Lisbeth Doose

Marie Willers

August 31, 1886


Carl Koopman

This photo is of the Johann D. Willers famly. Click on the picture and you will see a larger view of the photo.

Three of the Willers children remained in Germany, living around Hollwege and Moorburg. Georg Willers became a professor and lived near Kiel in far northern Germany. The two oldest brothers immigrated to the United States. 

Here are more photos of Willers homes in Germany shared by Dirk Oltmanns:

Home of Johann and Anna Willers

Home of Siefke Willers

Follow this link to learn more of the Ancestry of J. D. and Siefke Willers. 

Dirk Oltmanns has a wonderful Hollwege web site.

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The Willers Web site is designed and maintained by Lyndon Irwin of Bois D'Arc, Missouri, USA with much material provided by Dirk Oltmanns of Moorburg, Germany. Lyndon and Dirk are third cousins.