Behre Name Study

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Date: 2 Sep 2018
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Surname/tag: Behre
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Volunteer Researchers

Charles "Chip" Behre


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Origins in Europe of Behres in the USA

Many of the first Behres in the USA stated their origin as Hanover, Germany Some Behres stated their origin as Rhineland, Germany

Origins of the Extended Families in the USA

The following are the main Behres trees on WikiTree (currently not linked together).
Complete list of Behres on WikiTree

Chatham, New Jersey Behres

1). Charles F. W. Behre came from Germany in the late 1800s and settled in Morris County, New Jersey.

2). George Ludwig Frederick Behre came from Germany in the late 1800s and settled in Morris County, New Jersey. He may be the brother of Charles F. W. Behre, but no record has been found to confirm this. DNA matches do confirm a relationship.

Charles F. W. and George Ludwig Frederick Behre Families on the same page of the 1895 NJ Census (incorrectly listed as Behr). [1]

Rose Growers

Both the descendants of Charles F. W. Behre and George Ludwig Frederick Behre were involved in the rose growing industry of the Chatham New Jersey area.
Edward H. Behre - Chatham Historical Marker [2]
Charles Peter Behre - New Providence, New Jersey Greenhouses [3]

Charleston, South Carolina Behres

Charles Heinrich Behre came from Germany in the early 1800s and settled in the Charleston South Carolina area.

Notable Descendants from the South Carolina Behres

Children of Charles Henry Behre II

Charles Henry Behre III - Notable geologist [4] who founded the Behre Dolbear & Company [5]
Edwine Behre - Founder of the Adamant Music School [6]
Ellinor Behre - Pioneering woman of science [7]

Orleans, Louisiana Behres

Joseph Behre is from Germany. Note that this is a different group of Behres than the family of Charles Henry Behre II who moved to New Orleans.

Brooklyn, New York Behres

1) August Frederick Behre came from Germany (perhaps from Hanover) in the 1800s and settled in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. It is possible that this Behre is linked to the South Carolina Behres

2) Aloysius Behre came from Westphalia, Germany. No link has yet to be found between Aloysius and August Frederick Behre.

Notable Brooklyn Behres

Charles Edward Behre Professor of Forestry at the University of Idaho [8] and author of several forestry books [9]

San Francisco, California Behres

Frederick Behre came from Germany, stopped in New York, and settled in San Francisco, California in the late 1800s. He may be related to August Frederick Behre but that relationship has not been established.

Notable San Francisco Behres

Frederick John Behre was an accomplished artist [10]

Montana Behres

Clemons Maurice Behre is from Hilger, Montana in the 1800s. He was born in Hanover, Germany.

Saint Louis, Missouri Behres

George John Behre is from St. Louis, Missouri in the 1800s. He is most likely from Germany but no record currently indicates this.

Mason, Illinois Behres

Ernest Ludwig Behre is from Havana, Mason, Illinois in the late 1800s. He is from Hanover, Germany.

Wisconsin Behres

Christian Behre is from Sauk, Wisconsin in the late 1800s. He is from Germany.

Behres in Science

Charles Henry Behre - Geologist
Ellinor Helen Behre - Zoologist
Charles Edward Behre - Forestry

Behres in Art

Helen Behre Braun - Violinist
Edwine Behre - Pianist
Frederick John Behre - Painter

Task List

1) Determine the exact relationship between Charles F. W. Behre and George Ludwig Frederick Behre
2) Find the relationship (if any) between August Frederick Behre and Frederick Behre
3) Sort out the Behre lines of South Carolina. Relationships of Behres born about 1850 and earlier are uncertain.
4) Bring into WikiTree other unrelated Behre groups
5) Link various Behre lines together
6) Link various Behre lines to the bigger WikiTree tree
7) Link United States Behres to German Behres

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