I've suspected (with help) for some time that the surname ARNECKE was relevant to us. Well, it is. It turns out that the German church records for the LANKAU family were easier to read than those created in St. Louis thirty years later. There is now no doubt that Emil LANKAU's mother was named Emilie ARNECKE, or that the family was indeed from Halberstadt, Sachsen, Preußen.
[Tags: genealogy, Arnecke, Lankau]