There were two lines of the Littau Family represented in the Seibel’s lineage, how they were related is unknown. Intermarriage, generations removed from each other, was common between the Littau, Baumbach, and Bechthold families in Russia due to the small communities where they lived.
The first line represented is Heinrich Frederick Littau. His granddaughter, Elizabeth Gude, married Abraham Littau, but the connections between lines is unknown at this time.
Henrich Frederick (Henry Fred) Littau (? - Abt. 1887) Charlotte Bechthold (? - ?)
Very little is known about Henry and Charlotte except their names and when Henry died. They were both born and died in Russia. In their daughter Charlotte’s memoirs, she stated that her father had died when she was six years old, she was born in 1881.
Charlotte, who married Fred Meller, immigrated to the United States with her niece, Elizabeth Gude and her husband Abraham Littau.
Henry and Charlotte’s children:
Margreta Elizabeth Littau; b. November 26, 1867 ; m. John Gude
Charlotte Littau; b. February 18, 1881; m. Fred Meller
Phillip Reimshen Littau
Fredrich Littau; b. May 06, 1879
Fred Bessels Littau
Henry Littau; b. January 27, 1886
Fred and Charlotte Littau Meller
Elizabeth Gude Littau Buxman
Charlotte Littau Meller was Elizabeth Gude Littau Buxman's aunt. Click on each picture for their individual stories.
Descendants of Henry Frederick Littau
Generation No. 1
1. HENRY FREDERICK1 LITTAU died Abt. 1887. He married CHARLOTTE BECHTHOLD.
Children of HENRY LITTAU and CHARLOTTE BECHTHOLD are: i. CONRAD2 LITTAU. ii. FRED BESSELS LITTAU. iii. JOHN LITTAU. iv. LEONARD LITTAU, d. August 28, 1945. v. PHILLIP LITTAU. vi. PHILLIP REIMSHEN LITTAU. 2. vii. MARGRETA ELIZABETH LITTAU, b. November 26, 1867. viii. FREDRICH LITTAU, b. May 06, 1879, Russia; d. March 04, 1968, Lipscomb Co., Texas; m. IDA; b. February 11, 1898; d. October 31, 1982. 3. ix. CHARLOTTE LITTAU, b. February 18, 1881, Kart-Myschik (Katmischek), Crimea, South Russia; d. October 12, 1969, Shattuck, Ok. x. HENRY LITTAU, b. January 27, 1886, Russia; d. May 17, 1974, Darrouzett, Lipscomb County, Texas; m. MARY KOCH.
Generation No. 2
2. MARGRETA ELIZABETH2 LITTAU (HENRY FREDERICK1) was born November 26, 1867. She married JOHN GUDE October 23, 1885 in Neusatz, Russia. He was born 1866.
Children of MARGRETA LITTAU and JOHN GUDE are: 4. i. ELIZABETH3 GUDE, b. September 30, 1888, Kart-Myschik (Kartmischek), Crimea, South Russia; d. February 24, 1972, Darrouzett, Lipscomb Co., Texas. ii. KAROLINA GUDE, b. June 07, 1909, Russia; m. RUDOLPH IVANOVICH SHAUBERT.
3. CHARLOTTE2 LITTAU (HENRY FREDERICK1) was born February 18, 1881 in Kart-Myschik (Katmischek), Crimea, South Russia, and died October 12, 1969 in Shattuck, Ok. She married FRED MELLER September 29, 1898. He was born January 06, 1879 in Crimea, Russia, and died March 01, 1943 in Higgins, OK.
Child of CHARLOTTE LITTAU and FRED MELLER is: i. FREDRICH F.3 MELLER, m. MARIE YAUCK.
Generation No. 3
4. ELIZABETH3 GUDE (MARGRETA ELIZABETH2 LITTAU, HENRY FREDERICK1) was born September 30, 1888 in Kart-Myschik (Kartmischek), Crimea, South Russia, and died February 24, 1972 in Darrouzett, Lipscomb Co., Texas. She married (1) ABRAHAM LITTAU. He was born December 25, 1882 in Kart-Myschik, Crimea, Russia, and died May 31, 1912 in Lipscomb Co., Texas. She married (2) FRIEDRICH BUXMAN July 05, 1914 in Lipscomb County, Texas,. He was born March 06, 1881 in (Sarrattof) Miller, Russia, and died October 17, 1957.
Children of ELIZABETH GUDE and ABRAHAM LITTAU are: i. CHARLOTTE4 LITTAU, b. November 07, 1907, Fairview, Oklahoma; d. September 16, 1998, Bethany, Oklahoma; m. GEORGE KARL SEIBEL, April 13, 1925, Shattuck, Oklahoma; b. July 11, 1903, Temesch, Crimea, Ukraine, South Russia; d. October 02, 1980, Amarillo, Texas. ii. SOPHIA LITTAU, b. December 11, 1911, Booker, TX; d. July 05, 2002, Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, Oklahoma; m. FRED BORN, February 08, 1931, Follett, TX; b. March 09, 1911, Russian Federation; d. May 21, 2005, Follett, Lipscomb County, Texas. iii. PAULINE LITTAU, b. October 04, 1909; d. April 05, 1987; m. HENRY G. BORN, March 1930; b. February 01, 1908, Russia; d. April 05, 2007.
Children of ELIZABETH GUDE and FRIEDRICH BUXMAN are: iv. FRED4 BUXMAN, b. August 01, 1915; d. May 19, 1962; m. MARY STEVENS. v. RICHARD BUXMAN, b. August 24, 1923; d. July 04, 1969. vi. JOHN BUXMAN, b. October 06, 1917; m. MARY MCCURDY. vii. GEORGE BUXMAN, b. October 08, 1920; m. BERNEICE.
Descendants of Abraham Littau
Generation No. 1
1. ABRAHAM1 LITTAU was born December 25, 1882 in Kart-Myschik, Crimea, Russia, and died May 31, 1912 in Lipscomb Co., Texas. He married ELIZABETH GUDE, daughter of JOHN GUDE and MARGRETA LITTAU. She was born September 30, 1888 in Kart-Myschik (Kartmischek), Crimea, South Russia, and died February 24, 1972 in Darrouzett, Lipscomb Co., Texas.
Children of ABRAHAM LITTAU and ELIZABETH GUDE are: 2. i. CHARLOTTE2 LITTAU, b. November 07, 1907, Fairview, Oklahoma; d. September 16, 1998, Bethany, Oklahoma. 3. ii. SOPHIA LITTAU, b. December 11, 1911, Booker, TX; d. July 05, 2002, Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, Oklahoma. 4. iii. PAULINE LITTAU, b. October 04, 1909; d. April 05, 1987.
Generation No. 2
2. CHARLOTTE2 LITTAU (ABRAHAM1) was born November 07, 1907 in Fairview, Oklahoma, and died September 16, 1998 in Bethany, Oklahoma. She married GEORGE KARL SEIBEL April 13, 1925 in Shattuck, Oklahoma, son of KARL SEIBEL and ELIZABETH BECHTHOLD. He was born July 11, 1903 in Temesch, Crimea, Ukraine, South Russia, and died October 02, 1980 in Amarillo, Texas.
Children of CHARLOTTE LITTAU and GEORGE SEIBEL are: 5. i. DOROTHY MAE SEIBEL. 6. ii. GEORGIA LUELLA SEIBEL. 7. iii. LEROY GEORGE SEIBEL. 8. iv. CARL ABRAHAM
3. SOPHIA2 LITTAU (ABRAHAM1) was born December 11, 1911 in Booker, TX, and died July 05, 2002 in Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, Oklahoma. She married FRED BORN February 08, 1931 in Follett, TX, son of JOHN BORN and MARIE STUCKERT. He was born March 09, 1911 in Russian Federation, and died May 21, 2005 in Follett, Lipscomb County, Texas.
Children of SOPHIA LITTAU and FRED BORN are: i. LOUISE BORN. ii. GENE BORN.
4. PAULINE2 LITTAU (ABRAHAM1) was born October 04, 1909, and died April 05, 1987. She married HENRY G. BORN March 1930, son of JOHN BORN and MARIE STUCKERT. He was born February 01, 1908 in Russia, and died April 05, 2007.
Children of PAULINE LITTAU and HENRY BORN are: i. IRVIN HENRY BORN. ii. FLOYD CLARENCE BORN.
Generation No. 3
5. DOROTHY MAE3 SEIBEL (CHARLOTTE2 LITTAU, ABRAHAM1) was born June 29, 1926 in Booker, Texas, and died June 13, 1967 in Amarillo, Texas. She married LUTHER CASE.
Children of DOROTHY SEIBEL and LUTHER CASE are: i. PATSY CASE. ii. POLLY CASE.
6. GEORGIA LUELLA3 SEIBEL (CHARLOTTE2 LITTAU, ABRAHAM1) was born January 12, 1932 in Lipscomb County, Texas, and died October 17, 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She married LAWSON MOWLES. He was born May 23, 1924 in Oklahoma, and died November 15, 1975 in Grand Prairie, Tarrant, Texas.
Children of GEORGIA SEIBEL and LAWSON MOWLES are: i. BETTY MOWLES,. ii. GEORGE MOWLES. iii. NEVA MOWLES.
7. LEROY GEORGE3 SEIBEL (CHARLOTTE2 LITTAU, ABRAHAM1) was born May 20, 1934 in Texline, Dallam County, Texas, and died September 14, 2003 in Meeker, Lincoln County, Oklahoma. He married (1) SHIRLEY ELIZABETH. He married (2) ANGIE L. WARNER PETTY. She was born 1930. He married (3) ALPHA MARIE HICKMAN MORRISON.
Children of LEROY SEIBEL and SHIRLEY TOMLINSON are: i. CAROLYN KAY SEIBEL. ii. LEE ROY SEIBEL. iii. KARLA KIMBERLY SEIBEL.
Children of LEROY SEIBEL and ALPHA MORRISON are: iv. JON SEIBEL. v. MICHAEL SEIBEL.
8. CARL ABRAHAM3 SEIBEL (CHARLOTTE2 LITTAU, ABRAHAM1) was born January 08, 1946 in Ochiltree County, Texas, and died November 18, 1982 in Amarillo, Texas. He married (1) VIRGINIA L STEWART. He married (2) LINDA CHERIE BAKER.
Children of CARL SEIBEL and LINDA BAKER are: i. SEAN KARL4 SEIBEL. ii. MISTY DAWN SEIBEL.
“Dimensions in Progress Booker Texas 1919-1960” by the Booker Booster Club Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Volume 8, No. 2 Summer 1985 Amarillo Globe Times: February 25, 1972 Obituary Mrs. Elizabeth Buxman The Perryton Herald (Texas), July 11, 2002 Obituary Sophia Littau Born Stumpp, Karl. "The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862, Part I". Electronic edition, June 10, 1996. American HIstorical Society of Germans from Russia. "Germanic Origins Project". Website: https://www.ahsgr.org/default.aspx