The Hagen surname is part of John Samuel Krentz's heritage. His great-grandfather was:
- Christian Ludwig Hagen of Sückau, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. Christian and his wife, whose name I don't know, were my third great-grandparents.
- Catharina Dorothea Elisabeth Hagen, born 29 April 1819 in Sückau. She married Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Brandt on 4 November 1842 in Dammeretz, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Together they had eight children, five of whom lived to adulthood. Catharina died on 20 March 1891 in Monticello, White County, Indiana. She was buried the next day in the Lutheran cemetery at Reynolds. Catharina and Johann were my great-great-grandparents.
The marriage record above comes from the Evangelical Lutheran records of Vellahn parish. They are available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (film no. 069632, 069633 and 069634). These films are also on permanent loan at the LDS stake at 17140 SW Bany Road, Beaverton, Oregon.