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Name: Marjorie Pearson <mlouisepearson@msn.com>
Date: 2013-10-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Erika Hedwig HAMMER
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA, abt. 1958
Do you still have known relatives living here? In Germany, not Berlin
Comments:
My father was in the U.S. Military, when they married in 1957.
 

Name: Gina Turner <ginam@hmipropertysolutions>
Date: 2013-08-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Klaus Benne
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
We are looking for a half brother and sister of my husband. He was born in Berlin but brought to the US by his Mom after she divorced. That man had two other children. Klaus Benne and Heida Marie Benne. The fathers name was Gerhard Benne. Not sure of the spellings. The birthdays would have been between 1943-1947. Would love to know if they are still living.
 

Name: Brian Finley <amybrianfinley@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-08-14
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Adolph Martin and Antoinette Laube
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States-Stillwater, MN 1881
Do you still have known relatives living here? none that I know of
Comments:
Adolph Martin and his wife Antoinette Laube came to Stillwater, MN in late 1880 or early 1881 (no ship records). Their daughter Bertha Marten was born in or near Berlin and arrive to USA when approx 4-6 weeks old. They had cousin John and Ferdinand Gabbert. Not sure if related to Adolph or Antoinette. Ferdinand was married to Augusta Peisch. I can't find any records of them in Germany other than emmigration of John and Ferdinand and August Gabbert leaving Hamburg 2 Sept 1883.
 

Name: assim <s.pascal85@hotmail.de>
Date: 2013-07-27
Comments:
I can't stand sleeping in complete silence, so I always have a fan on. Also, I'lll admit that I use my ipod for most of my work day since
http://www.arabie3lan.com &#1575;&#1604;&#1588;&#1610;&#1582; &#1575;&#1604;&#1585;&#1608;&#1581;&#1575;&#1606;&#1610;
I spend a lot of it working through paperwork. I also often use it for my walks, though, from time to time, I'll go without it and just listen to the sounds around me and take in the nice weather.

 

Name: Curt Geesdorf <geesdorf@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-05-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ludwig Geesdorf ~1870
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Brasil 1908
Do you still have known relatives living here? maybe
Comments:
searchig more information about my ancestor and searching relatives.
 

Name: Janet M Hailer-Michie <jmhail56@aol.com>
Date: 2013-05-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Kruger 1891
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
Looking for relatives from Berlin and Edelfingen Germany
 

Name: Roy Ley <rley@wideopenwest.com>
Date: 2011-09-25
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Carl H. Ley 1931 wife Angelika
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A. 1951 - 1952
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
I know that Carl's parents are Wilhelm Ley 1853 - 1935 & mother Lisette Pauel died 1926. Carl's son, my father was Rolf G. Ley B-4 May 1931. Carl's wife, my grandmother is Angelika b- 1 Aug 1910. I do not know her maiden name. I am trying to find more. Beyond my great grandparents, and my grandmother Angelika's families history. Of course any information would be wonderful.
 

Name: Gary Don Oliver <garydon9853@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-17
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Heinrich Hassfeld 5 April 1891
Comments:
Last know address Berlin 1949. facebook.com/garydonoliver
 

Name: Fred Baker <flbaker3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-04-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Herman Breuer / 1850
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US - cica 1870
Do you still have known relatives living here? am looking for relatives
Comments:
Herman, his wife Veronica and son Richard O. Breuer emmigated to Louisville, Ky circa 1870. I need advise as to how I can search Berlin reords for Herman/Veronica's marriage license, Richard's birth registry, thier ship's record of transit to the US, etc.

Would someone acknowedge that my post has been receied? Roger Kennedy has not responded to my inquiry....

Thanks,

Fred

 

Name: Annie Schuman Gegan <gegan@cal.net>
Date: 2010-07-08
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Rittmeier, Schirrmacher, Michaelis
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Chicago, Illinois, USA 1882, 1891
Do you still have known relatives living here? most likely
Comments:
I am descended from Johann Martin Rittmeier - born 28 Nov 1808, Regiments 35 Kur 6 20, Brandenburg Stadt, Brandenburg. His father and grandfather were with this regiments of fuseliers, too. His grandson received the Iron Cross during the Franco-Prussian War. I also descend from Johann Martin Schirrmacher - born 02 Mar 1865, probably in the Mariendorf section of Berlin. His brother was August Frederick Schirrmacher - born 13 Apr 1863, and a brother Albert was born in 1868. I am also a descendant of Gustav Gottlieb Michaelis - born 27 Jun 1813, Magdeburg, and Henrietta Luise Lobeck, who had a very educated family in Berlin. He was a professor at Berlin University and developed a form of short-hand writing. His daughters were very educated, too, with one becoming quite beloved in Portugal.
 

Name: Alyn Olson <famolson@sfcn.org>
Date: 2009-12-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Robert Paul Wilhelm Ludwig, born 1854
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA in 1893
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
He lived in the Kreutzburg area of Berlin from 1873 to 1893. He married Fredericka Wilhelmina Schoenherr there and had 8 children. She died, he remarried Wilhelmina Sophia Karolina Klemrath there and had 1 more child before leaving.
 

Name: Mike Eilers <k8ook@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-10-22
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Conrad Rager about 1800
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
looking for help on Christopher Rager, born 9 Apr 1824, possibly Berlin and his father, Conrad born around 1800
 

Name: Carole Smith <CaroleSmi@msn.com>
Date: 2009-07-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Preitschat, Edward H. 1842
If they immigrated, to what country & when? American late 1850's
Do you still have known relatives living here? don't know
Comments:
Cannot determine exact spelling of ancestors name. It ended up Britshart by 1900. Could be Preickschat, Preitschart, Breitschat, or other variations. Family legend says Edward Hiram Britshart was born in Berlin in 1842. I know nothing else about him.
 

Name: Jerry L. Neville <genealogy@2minutemen.com>
Date: 2009-05-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Heinrich Carl BACH Jr. 1782
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Son, Otto Julius Theodor BACH to Louisville, KY in 1857
Do you still have known relatives living here? Not Sure
Comments:
Family tradition holds that Johann Sebastian BACH is a great uncle. Have not proven this, for I am stuck on Heinrich Carl BACH Sr. b. abt 1760 and married to Anna Dorothea WEBERN. Not expecting anything but am trying to fill in the 4 generation gap from Heinrich Carl Sr. to Johann Ambrosius BACH.
 

Name: Carl Spaeth <carl.spaeth@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Emma Ziegenhagen 1878
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
Searching for the six Ziegenhagen children, their spouses and children, of Wilhelm Friedrich Herman Ziegenhagen and Auguste Wilhelmine Karoline Schulz, who moved from Berlinchen Neumark, Soldin, Brandenburg to Berlin. I have made contact with the the descendant of one of the children and he is furnishing me with birth, marriage and death dates. I still need to know where in Berlin they were born, married and died. Is there a central office for this information?
 

Name: Dennis Schuchardt <dschuchardt@new.rr.com>
Date: 2009-02-04
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frederick Ferdinand Schuchardt 1837
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1880
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
Frederick's son Wilhelm was born in 1837 I'd like to know where he was from if possible

Danke

 

Name: Joyce Ellen Hosking <star07422@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Louise Anna Kruger (Krueger)
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Milwaukee WI, USA 1882 Oct
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes (USA)
Comments:
I am looking for lost siblings in Germany (decendants) of my Grandmother. She was the youngest of 10. Our family believes that the ancestry may have been lost when East and West Berlin was enforced. Looking for Surname Rossig, Krueger. Christian Kruger may have been my Grandmother's father. Her uncle was definitely William L Kruger. Is there anyone who may have access to church names and addresses in Spandau Germany?
 

Name: Dannielle Kinstler <dpkpayette@msn.com>
Date: 2008-02-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Lindemann & Hass
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Berlin & Brandenburg
Do you still have known relatives living here? North Dakota
Comments:
Looking for August Hass's roots... i know almost nothing about him.. except that he married my great grandma Hulda Lindemann somewhere in Berlin or Brandenburg.. about 1879.. 2 of there daughters and maybe a son were born there and then they moved to north dakota.. August Hass died in 1898..

Thanks
Dannielle

 

Name: Diane Lemke Thomas <d_thomas2@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-02-04
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Richard Bernhard Lemke 1900
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A. 1907
Do you still have known relatives living here? Not Known
Comments:
Richard Bernhard Lemke born in Mewe, West Prussia in 1856 was the youngest of 6 children, father, Heinrich, mother, Emilie (Fuhr). Would love to find relations from this family. Richard’s siblings: Augusta Emilie (b.1842), Rudolf Herman (b.1843), Willimena Henrette Amaila (b.1845), Rudolf Albert (b.1847), Helene Florntine (b.1850). Richard served in the Prussian army, most likely, during the Franco-Prussian War, afterwards he became a police officer in Berlin. He had 2 children from his first marriage Rosa and Walter, before he married my great-grandmother Louise Heerwagen (nee Czarnetzki) from Danzig.
 

Name: Connie Pope <keith124@centurytel.net>
Date: 2007-12-19
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) lieselotte braun born 1917; erich speier born 1915
If they immigrated, to what country & when? unknown
Do you still have known relatives living here? brother Christopher Speier
Comments:
I am looking for relatives of my son-in-law Grayson Speier. Father Guenter Otmar Speier born in Berlin August 29, 1937 imigrated to U.S. in about 1953.
 

Name: Janna <Jbanana1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-15
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Rudolph Bornstein / 1840's
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Immigrated to U.S. 1843-1850
Do you still have known relatives living here? UNK
Comments:
My 2nd great grandfather, Rudolph Bornstein, was born in Berlin @1843, and immigrated with his parents, Moses & Gette Bornstein sometime before 1850. The family is living at Orange, New Jersey, USA in 1850 US Federal Census. Family later moved to Dayton, Ohio, USA.
 

Name: Marie Pitman <Mptmn@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) late 1800s
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Texas USA
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
I'm hoping to find the Evangelical Church for Zinzow, Gerany. Friedland seems to be the closest Church, but no mention of Zinzow. I've checked mostof the area towns/villages & find nothing for Zinzow. any clues to parish which serves Zinzw will be geatlyh appreciated!
Marie

 

Name: Heidi Newman Magana <hjmagana@msn.com>
Date: 2007-07-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Charles Fred Neumann
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A around 1880's
Do you still have known relatives living here? Maybe
Comments:
I know my great grand father fought for the Prussian army! He was born 30 Aug 1857. I have not located any of his siblings or Parents. He located in Nebraska & married Magdalena Dethlefs
 

Name: Manfred Erich Bartsch <majecking@adelphia.net>
Date: 2007-07-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Otto Franz Louis Brellenthin
If they immigrated, to what country & when? did not immigrate
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
Otto was born 09 Oct 1868 in Berlin, died 08 June 1942 in Haspe. His wife Marianne Franziska Elisabeth Siebert, born 31 Oct 1859 in Hirschberg Sauerland, died 29 Aug 1938 in Haspe.
 

Name: Marion James <aland-78026@mypacks.net>
Date: 2007-07-17
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Paul Karl Meissner 18 Jul 1879
If they immigrated, to what country & when? did not immigrate
Do you still have known relatives living here? Brother, Sister-in-law, Nephew
Comments:
Paul Meissner is my grandfather. He was born in Berlin on 18 July 1897 and died in Berlin (West) on 11 July 1957. His father & mother were: Fredrich Gottleib Karl Meissner and Emilie Friderike Dorthay Ullrich. Paul Meissner was married to Berta Marie Martha Steinberg. She was born in Berlin on 13 Aug 1881 and died in Berlin (West) in 1970. They had one daughter (my mother): Gerda marie Erika Meissner. She was born in Berlin on 31 Dec 1906 and died in Berlin (West) on 31 Dec 1983. Gerda married Heinrich Schmidt on 13 Apr 1933 in Berlin. He died in Berlin (West) in 1982.

I am looking for any information available on any of the people listed here.

 

Name: Linda Buras <Lburas@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-07-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) August Richard Weick 1882
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1882
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown
Comments:
I am looking for information on August Richard Weick, born 17 Jan 1882 who emigrated to the USA around April 1882 with his parents: Anton Peter Weick and Eva Margaret Gutzler Weick. August was reportedly born in Berlin and "hit the shores of the US when he was 3 months old."
LBuras@bellsouth.net

 

Name: Bernd Gunter Doss <bdoss1@ec.rr.com>
Date: 2007-07-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Hermann Richard Doss, 1913-1943
Do you still have known relatives living here? A Cousin on my mothers side
Comments:
Looking for any information regarding my paternal grandparents Heinrich Eduard Paul Doss and his frau Luise Hedwig Stiller. I have no other information. Any help will open a new page in my life.
 

Name: Gaye Walter <gr.walter@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-03-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Theophiel Paul Walter
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States, 1884
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
Our oral information is that Theophil was the only one in his familly to come to the US. He was my husbands Grandfather. We are interested in knowing where he was born, and other family information in Germany.
 

Name: Garth Wunsch <garth@vianet.ca>
Date: 2007-02-25
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Adolph Wunsch
If they immigrated, to what country & when? To Canada 1881
Comments:
Adolph worked as a Baker and is listed in the Berlin city directory only in 1880. Married and emigrated to Canada 1881. Seeking information as to his location/birthplace prior to 1880. Born c. 1854. The best interpretation I can make of his address is 29 Skatisser street in the Southeast postal district.

Thanks
Garth

 

Name: steve hollands <sjhollands@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) gustav Adolf Kohler and Mina schmidt
If they immigrated, to what country & when? emigrated to US in 1866
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
I am seeking information on the parents, grandparents, Great-grandparents,etc of Gustav and Mina . They were born in Guhrau, Silesia Gustav in 1820 and Mina in 1826
 

Name: Margarete Tolmie <lisamt@stjoelive.com>
Date: 2007-01-24
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Karla Rothenbuecher Cox
If they immigrated, to what country & when? 1952 ? USA Missouri
Do you still have known relatives living here? Christina Pawlick?
Comments:
Christina ist die Tochter von den verstorbenen Eltern
Klaus und Gerda( ROthenbuecher) Pawlick .
Eine Tante Ursula Maria Pawlick war wohnhaft: Friedrichruher Str 15, Berlin 33, wahrscheinlich nun auch verstorben. Der Sohn von Karla Cox ( Hal Gordon Cox) ist auf der Suche nach seiner Cousine Christina.

 

Name: Jeannie Harrett <jeannie_harrett@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-02
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Heinz Zieske
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Canada 1967
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes last names include Strohoff, Zieske, Kossman and Bartz
Comments:
I am acutally trying to find some information about my missing uncle Horst Kossman. His parents were Lilli Kossman-Zieske and Heinz Zieske. Any information to help me in my search would be greatly appreciated.

Jeannie Strohoff-Harrett

 

Name: Phyllis Kuitems <footy@net acc.net>
Date: 2006-12-31
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) William Kubitz 1851
If they immigrated, to what country & when? America1872
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
Married Caroline Schultz 1870. Had son Albert 1871. came to U.S.A. setteled in Rochester, New York
 

Name: Margarete Tolmie <lisamt@stjoelive.com>
Date: 2006-12-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) 1969 Ella Pawlick ,Saechsische Str 2 Berlin -15
Do you still have known relatives living here? Christina Pawlick, Enkel von Ella
Comments:

Die Eltern von Christina :
Klaus und Gerda Pawlick, Gerda eine Geborene Rothenbuecher.
Gerda's Schwester Karla Rothenbuecher Cox heiratete
Jerry Cox, ein Soldat der Amerikaischen Armee. Sie war wohnhaft in Berlin-Tegel.
Ich schreibe im Namen von Hal Gordon Cox, Sohn von Karla.
Seine e mail adresse: hgcox@centurytel.com

 

Name: anne truitt <anne-mariet@netzero.net>
Date: 2006-11-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Franz Becker
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
I have family in Kaufbeuren Germany. That is where my Opa Franz and Oma Anna Becker are buried.
Franz Becker worked in Konigsberg East Prussia post office born Nov. 1889.
Anna Marie Tichelmann Becker born Sept. 1889 Konigsberg we assume. They were married in Prussia and had first Child my grandmother Freda Becker Dennis in Sept. 11,1910.
Freda had 2 bro. Kurt and Erich.
After fleeing Konigsberg in late January of 1945 on ship Gefluchett? they stayed in Hamburg with relatives BASTERT then moving on to Berlin. Franz Becker then worked for post office there.
Thankyou.....Danke
Annie

 

Name: Marjorie (Brinkman) Streed <Haleytessakada@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-18
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Henry Brinkman
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Germany to United States
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
These Brinkmans can be found in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.
 

Name: Peggy Geissler <ernie609@msn.com>
Date: 2006-09-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Alfred Geissler 1860's
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Alfred Geissler was a member of the German Consulate and one of the cities he served was Chicago.

It is believed that he is a direct member of my Geissler family here in Chicago.

I have contacted the German Consulate office here in Chicago several times but have never received any type of reply.

Would love to find out more about Alfred and his family.

 

Name: Laura Stephenson <stephweil@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) george eiserman
If they immigrated, to what country & when? usa 1878
Comments:
My great=great grandfather was born in Berlin in about 1868
 

Name: Pam Fields <pamfields64@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-26
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Mathelda Lo Peno 1864
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S. 1910
Do you still have known relatives living here? not Berlin
Comments:
Mathelda Lo Peno married Andrew Gottlieb Von Schwartzwalder 1882. Her son said she was born 10 miles east of Berlin. The Schwartzwalds settled in Minnesota.
 

Name: June Hines <bunti8@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-15
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) John George Switzler
If they immigrated, to what country & when? America, abt 1778
Do you still have known relatives living here? I hope so
Comments:
This is the Spelling of our Name (SWITZLER) this could of been a change after they arrived in the Americas, But acccording to my family this is how it was spelled. Possibities are it started with a Z or maybe an Sch. They could of landed in PA or Straight to VA.The first documentation I find are tax lists in 1810 in VA. and a marriage in 1810 also, To a Gertrude Charity Denig in VA and she came from PA. We have a web page for what we have, if you would like to see our Lineage. http://www.tribalpages/tribes/s1810 the pass word is twobrothers. I sure wish I could find out when they came to America and if they did come from Berlin. This is important to our Family. Do you have any thing I can do to pursue this? <br> <br>Thank you <br>June Hines
 

Name: Stephen Austin <bionicbone@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2005-12-31
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Friedrich Rabitz and family 1868
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US in 1869
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Rabitz family arrived in the Port of New York in 1869. Parents were Friedrich & Julia (nee Schmidt) with children Therese, Marie, Martha, Bertha Anna and Bernhard.
 

Name: teresa h. rose <trose@innet.com>
Date: 2005-12-26
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) maria hauptstein 1844
If they immigrated, to what country & when? unknown
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Looking for Hauptsstein Family that included Maria, Auguste, Wilhelm, Luise, Frederich, Ferdinand, Anna, Hans, Elizabeth, and my great grandmother Therese Haupstein
 

Name: Joyce Hosking Bolle <star07422@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-31
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Louise Anna Krueger
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA - 1884
Do you still have known relatives living here? Would like to locate them!
Comments:
The last contact through mail was from my grandmother's sister.
My grandmother was the youngest of 10 children.
Her Uncle William and Aunt Bertha Krueger had them brought over to the USA in 1884. Uncle William and Aunt Bertha Krueger were married in Germany and became naturalized citizens in 1867.
My grandmother and her brother Alfred Krueger were sent to the USA by their Aunt and Uncle (Krueger) to live with them in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Louise Anna Krueger born: March 31, 1882 (Stettin/Berlin?)
I know that my mother was corresponding with her cousin who had a business in Berlin in 1946.
If anyone can direct me to resources in Berlin for names, addresses. I can type a letter in German to Rossig or Krueger surnames.
Thank you so much for this website...it has enlighten me with so many sources to check into.
Sincerely,
Joyce Bolle
22 Kewaunee Road
Highland Lakes, NJ 07422
USA
star07422@yahoo.com

 

Name: Denise Taylor <eddetayl@tpg.com.au>
Date: 2005-10-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Adolph Thies abt. 1821
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Australia 1852
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Adolph Thies immigrated to Australia in 1852 his wife Auguste and 4 children followed in 1855. one of the 4 children was Louise Marie Thies, who is my ancestor.
 

Name: Steve Trotter <steve.trotter@btinternet.com>
Date: 2005-09-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Friedrich Wilhelm Bruno Lehmann born 1855
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Emigrated to the UK between 1881 and 1891
Comments:
If anyone knows anything at all about Friedrich let me know. He was an artist and his marriage certificate lists his father as a deceased gentleman name Ludwig
 

Name: Christine <ch_berlin@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-07-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Reginald Horst Berlin
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Singapore - around 1948
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
My father Reginald died when I was 3 months old. He died in 1952 in Malaysia. I am tracing my family roots in Germany
Thanks

 

Name: adele fischer hynes <inurse@prodigy.net>
Date: 2005-06-04
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) johann heinrich theodore fischer
If they immigrated, to what country & when? usa 1873
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
Johann Georg Fischer Glass Painter, left Brandenberg with an Elise 20 daughter? and son Georg Heinrich Theodore Fischer age 17 no occupation Arrived NYC on ship Rhein 21 March 1873 GHTF is my grandfather.JGF was married to Emma Charlotte Dettmers/Dittmers.in 1854. They divorced after an illegitimate child born 1866. Any information the nother would be appreciated
 

Name: Peter (oligschlaeger) Wise <petrswise@mac.com>
Date: 2005-05-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Hans Caspary b. 1860
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States 1881
Do you still have known relatives living here? Wunsche Ich wissen!
Comments:
Great site...will be back many times I am sure
 

Name: Nancy Stuhlman <ncstuhlman@wauknet.com>
Date: 2005-05-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Karl Wilhelm Roginski 1880
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Pittsville, Wisconsin USA 1882
Do you still have known relatives living here? Osterode, Prussen
Comments:
Family came from Osterode, however, Karl Wilhelm and his wife Maria Leipski married around Berlin or 100 miles south of Berlin, Feb 1880. Karl Roginski's brother and children remained in Osterode, Prussia. Karl Roginski sponsored his niece and family to come to America after WWI. I am looking for the remaining four brother's that lived in or around Osterode, the brother's and parents names of Karl Wilhelm Roginski:
 

Name: Lorraine <lorron123@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2005-05-12
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) 1930
Comments:
I am trying to find children of Karl Bruno Hentzschel & Helene Hentzschel who married in Berlin in 1930
 

Name: T.J. Brandt <grannyg46@evansville.net>
Date: 2005-04-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) August Miller (Mueller)
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA in 1892
Do you still have known relatives living here? none
Comments:
August came with his wife Tillie (unknown proper name) and two daughters, Otillia born 1886 and Bertha born 1890. Bertha married Albert Mathias May 7, 1912 in Evansville, IN. She died July 10, 1963 in Evansville, IN. Otillia married Ross McClain and died in Grant County, IN in 1953. I would appreciate any help in finding this family.
 

Name: Max Farrow <maxfarrow@cox.net>
Date: 2005-03-17
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) von Grasser ? abt 1900
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA abt 1900
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown
Comments:
I am told that Gertrude von Grasser (sp ?) was the daughter of the director of the Berlin Imperial Orchestra in the late 1800s. She came to the US around 1900. She was born September 19, abt 1884. She refused to return and married a Mr. Greyhein (sp) also from Germany in Cincinnati OH and had three sons, Arno, Otto, and Curtis. Mr. Greyhein died in a boating accident abt 1912 and the sons were placed in adoption. Curtis stayed with Gertrude and eventually ended up in Kansas City MO. I can’t seem to find anything before 1920 where Gertrude had married and shows up in the census as Gertrude Farrow. This is a lot but thought maybe more was better than not enough. Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Name: Betty Jo (Griebel) Cherry <B1031Cherry@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) George Griebel
If they immigrated, to what country & when? To USA in 1902
Do you still have known relatives living here? I am not sure
Comments:
I have been trying to trace any family related to my late Grandfather.He was born in Berlin in 1878, Married Alvine Pontow the same year he immigrated to the US.
 

Name: william yossick <yossick@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) roman yossick
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
anyone with imformation on yossick send me information please
 

Name: Rose Garness <roseyszoo@netzero.net>
Date: 2004-12-19
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) John Langeberg / 1882
If they immigrated, to what country & when? America / 1890?
Do you still have known relatives living here? Don't know
Comments:
My Grandmother,Elizabeth Langeberg was born June 15, 1882 near Berlin. Parents were John and Frericka Langeberg. They immigrated to America about 1890.
 

Name: Mary Huetsch <jhuetsch@aol.com>
Date: 2004-10-22
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Maria Katharina Ludwina Hutsch
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Her relatives immigrated to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in 1860
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
Can you please send me an obituary for Maria Katharina Ludwina Hutsch who died in 1976? She was born in Poppenhausen Oct. 24, 1892 and did not marry. I think she was a seamstress in Berlin. Any information would be appreciated. Mary Huetsch, 102 Polo Run, Waterloo, Illinois 62298 USA
 

Name: AGU JOHN <AGUMUGU@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2004-09-18
If they immigrated, to what country & when? ch
Do you still have known relatives living here? china
Comments:
i dey oooooooooooooooooooo
great site
maga mumu

 

Name: Judy Rollins <jimjudyr@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Henry von Balsam 1800
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States abt 1830
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
Apparently this gentleman may have been in the Prussia Army as a Dentist or medical Doctor and then came to the United States. Information states he was born in Berlin and in fact named an area in Jacksonville Florida as New Berlin.
 

Name: Diane Baker <BakDi@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Julius & Anna Werner
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Wisconsin U.S.A.
Do you still have known relatives living here? not sure
Comments:
I,m looking for ANY information on my Grandparents. They are Julius William Werner b. 12 June, 1867 in Cihferhoff { I,m told that city doesn't exsist } & Anna Louise Pruess Werner b. 02 March 1869 in Marienburg, Germany. { Her parents were: Frank & Anna Pruess }. They lived in Berlin. Had 2 children Anna & Otto. The children were born in Berlin. Would love to get marriage record, birth records, Julius's parents names,met relatives if any there etc. Help
 

Name: Heike Cervar-Oplanic <sfnebel@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) WEESE, GRZYL, SPEDA, THOMAS, KRUEGER, SCHUETT, SCHMIELE, HENKEL, GEHRMANN
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
ENGLISH:
Speculate that several WEESE siblings migrated from PATSCHKAU, KREIS NEISSE, SCHLESIEN to Berlin prior to 1900. Some of the people I'm looking for include (*=born; +=died):

DEUTSCH:
Spekuliere dass etliche WEESE Geschwister von PATSCHKAU, KREIS NEISSE, SCHLESIEN nach Berlin gezogen sind, so um 1900. Ich suche Info zu folgende Leute:

Paul Joseph Florian WEESE, *1868.
Joseph Hermann WEESE, *1870 (probably a shoemaker/verm. Schuhmacher in Berlin).
Konrad Herrmann WEESE, *1872 (shoemaker/Schuhmacher in Berlin).
Emma Agnes WEESE, verehelichte GRZYL, *1875, +aft/nach 1945 in Berlin.
Martin GRZYL, tailor/Schneider in Berlin.
Franz Bruno WEESE, *1875, +1957 in Berlin (shoemaker/Schuhmacher).
Minna Sophie HANKE, vereh. WEESE, *1877, +abt/ung. 1960 in Berlin.
Erich Bruno WEESE, *1904 in Berlin, +1983 in Berlin.
Klara Elise Martha SCHMIELE, *1909 Berlin, +1982 (vereh. WEESE & HENKEL).
Horst Erich Bruno WEESE, *1928 Berlin.
Gerhard Paul WEESE, *1931 Berlin.
Werner WEESE, *Berlin?
Grethe WEESE, vereh. SPEDA.
Margot SPEDA, vereh. RICHTER.
Rudi SPEDA.
Edith SPEDA.
Hilde SPEDA, vereh. KRUEGER.
Georg WEESE, * abt. 1905 in Berlin?
Ruth WEESE, vereh. THOMAS.
Paul THOMAS.
Andreas THOMAS.
Patrizia THOMAS.
Gabi WEESE.
Walter WEESE, *abt/ung. 1905 in Berlin?
Lehnchen WEESE, *aft/nach 1905 in Berlin?
Birgit WEESE (LINDTNER?).
Veronika WEESE.
Christiane WEESE.




 

Name: Heike Cervar-Oplanic <sfnebel@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Carl Heinrich FEILKE and Albertine "Bertha" Dorothee WEILAND
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
Carl Heinrich FEILKE, born abt. 1807, died Berlin 1856
married to
Albertine "Bertha" Dorothee WEILAND died aft. abt. 1892, probably in Berlin.

Carl Heinrich FEILKE was a koenigl. Domaenenrentmeister zu Thiergarten in Charlottenburg. Carl and Bertha FEILKE had 9 children, 5 of which are known to me. Carl and Bertha are my 3x great-grandparents.

Would like to hear from other Berlin FEILKE descendants who may be able to help connect the dots.

 

Name: Cindy <rcj03@shaw.ca>
Date: 2004-08-19
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) August Schewe
If they immigrated, to what country & when? states and then Canada 1888 or 1889
Do you still have known relatives living here? I do not know
Comments:
I love this site...but trying to find anything out about the Schewe family from around Brandenburg/ Birlin area is impossible...I was told they lived on 27 unterdenLindenstrassa and that as ofthe end of the second world war the resadence was still there. My great Grandfather was a Cornel in the Purssian guards for the czar..I was told...can you get more info about the guards???
 

Name: Marge Kolettis <unmi2@nconnect.net>
Date: 2004-08-15
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Martha Tielscher 1871
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA about 1880
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Martha Tielscher was my grandmother and I have run into a wall
trying to find out anything about her.
Marge Kolettis, email - unmi2@nconnect.net

 

Name: Deanna Ebertsch <debertsch@uplogon.com>
Date: 2004-07-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Rudolph Baacke 1853-1855
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A. abt. 1880
Do you still have known relatives living here? I don't know....
Comments:
Would love to find any information I can on Rudolph Baacke.
When he came to America he stated that he was a Shoemaker.
He was born July 14, 1853-1855. Married in Germany about 1876 to Eda Louisa Metzle born November 2, 1852.

 

Name: lyn mcelmurray <chloecottage@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) wihelmina whantaugh b. 1856
If they immigrated, to what country & when? usa--1891
Do you still have known relatives living here? i don't know
Comments:
I have been looking for my g grandmother for a number of yrs. I'm assuming the name was changed when they came to the usa and can't find a starting point--don't know the correct spelling.
 

Name: Fred Schuster <schuster59@juno.com>
Date: 2004-06-22
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Albert Schuster, 1855-1928 or '29
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA in 1921
Comments:
According to my aunt Ursula, Albert Schuster and his wife Louise (1856-1923)ran a small cigar shop in Berlin, where he was also a cigar maker. They were both born somewhere in greater Berlin. They emmigrated to the US when they were in their sixties. They had four living children: Fritz Schuster(1890-1956) m. Elsbeth Koenig, Anna Schuster m. Joseph Zaklowski, Elizabeth Schuster m. Charles Ballman, and Walter Schuster(married with one child, names unknown). I would like any additional information, including family still living in Germany, if possible. Thank you very much. Fred Schuster
 

Name: Wilma Albrecht Cook <C05W01@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-19
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ernst A. ALBRECHT
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States abt. 1871
Do you still have known relatives living here? I don't know
Comments:
My grandfather Ernst A. Albrecht was in 1854 in Prussia, according to US census records. Two sisters, Ernestine and Henrietta came from Germany about the same time, give or take a few years, Ernestine married 1st a man named MALTZAHN in IL and 2nd Christian BOCK who was a Lutheran minister. Two nephews came to St. Louis, MO about 1901, they were Hans and Traugott. There was a cousin, Johann Friedrich ALBRECHT, b. 1868 (who remained in Germany, as far as I know, and an uncle Wilhelm who was supposedly a professor at Berlin Univ. If anyone has any information on this family, I would love to hear from them.
 

Name: Janet L. Bean <GrunowResearch1892@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) August Freidrik Grunow
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Saginaw, MI USA 1892
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
I am searching for Grunow descendants in Germany (Berlin, Posen and Pommeran area)
 

Name: Katherine Clifton <chatykat@infionline.net>
Date: 2004-05-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Louis Livingston
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA about 1852-1858
Do you still have known relatives living here? I do not know
Comments:
Left Berlin Germany about 1852-1858 after son Paul was born in 1850. Also had a daughter age 9 on 1860 Ulster Co., NY census.

Louis was married to Frederica Thomas born in Germany, both she and Louis.

All found on 1860 NY census for Ulster Co., Kingston Township.


 

Name: echiguy <amadioha@orji>
Date: 2004-05-17
Comments:
keepofffffffffffffff
 

Name: ashley allen <niceash78@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-15
Comments:
hey i was wondering if you coud plaease send some info to me about berlin,
 

Name: Barbara Murray <silverone@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-14
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) possibly mid 1800's
If they immigrated, to what country & when? my family did not immigrate
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
I would like to research my family history pre- Worlds War Two.
 

Name: patrick richard adams <patrickrichardadams2@btopenwor;ld.copm>
Date: 2004-04-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) philip adams 1920
If they immigrated, to what country & when? canada?
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
Philip was my uncle who vanished after his father died at brixton uk, but left no will. philip went to canada in 1923 , but on the shipping ticket he gives his place of abode as berlin. up to yet I have not found his last resting place. 6th 4 2004
 

Name: PAWAN <pawni@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-25
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) N.A.
If they immigrated, to what country & when? N.A
Do you still have known relatives living here? N.A.
Comments:
I want a address of the department who kept the record of the person who migrate on behalf of germany lady.And also want to know where I can make a complaint.
 

Name: cheryl terry <sulkie2@msn.com>
Date: 2004-02-22
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) b 1781
If they immigrated, to what country & when? usa in 1831
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
mostly from the frankfurt on the rhine, prussia area.gg grandfather once over library in frankfurt am main.surnames of goentgen, hauser, krouse and hahner
 

Name: Sandra Browning <LadyQ88A@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Riebe--1850
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S. 1873
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown
Comments:
Am trying to find info on a Frank Riebe, born 1850 in Berlin, immigrated to U.S. in 1873. Worked as a coal-miner in East Palestine, Ohio
 

Name: Dave Hartmann <davidthart@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-14
Do you still have known relatives living here? Edith Gillar
Comments:
I've lost touch with my aunt over the last twelve months. At last contact, she was in poor health and close to 90 years old. I do not have her son's address and am trying to search for information on the web as to what happened to her. My father fears she has passed away, but has no way of knowing for certain.
 

Name: karin a. cooper <floridakarin2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) johann-hermann brill 1706
Do you still have known relatives living here? do not know
Comments:
My Great Great Grandfather came to America in 1854. His name was Alex Brill, son of Carl-Friedrich Brill, who was born in Lippstadt, 25 Dec 1794. Still trying to find passage taken. Alex did not come in through Ellis Island. He moved to a small town called Robertsdale, Alabama. Thus, that is where my father was born.

Thanks for allowing me to visit your site! Karin

 

Name: Muriel <Muriel@pathcom.com>
Date: 2003-10-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johanna Laasch
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Canada 1905-1906
Comments:
Looking for information on Jonanna Laasch. Married Thomas Pike around 1901 in Germany and emigrated to Cansda around 1905-1906
 

Name: Sandy <LadyQ88A@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-16
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frank (Francis) Riebe
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA in 1873
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Am looking for any information on Great-grandfather, known to have immigrated to USA in 1873, from census records, little else known about him, except that his death certificate lists him born in Berlin. All papers on him were destroyed in a house fire many years ago and little of the family is left. Census records indicate that he came from Prussia. Name known as Francis (Frank) Riebe.
 

Name: Geraldine Happel Graham <DickandGerri@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-02
Do you still have known relatives living here? do not know
Comments:
Please update my genealogy data on your site.

My data & email address are changed from: gergraham@aol.com

to

DickandGerri@aol.com
website is now <http://members.aol.com/dickandgerri/>

Please update my data on your site or just delete it.

Many thanks,
Geraldine Happel Graham San Antonio, TEXAS


 

Name: Tom Quake <flaquakes@iglide.net>
Date: 2003-09-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) John C. Quake, 1834
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States, 1837
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:

 

Name: Linda Goring <dbg46@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johannes Zinzow b.29 Oct 1853 Berlin s/o Dr. Adolf Zinzow m.1884 Stettin d.23 Mar 1901 Berlin
If they immigrated, to what country & when? no
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
I do not know the place of birth or parents of Adolph Zinzow
I did find a Adolph Joachim & Louise Auguste (Mayer) Zinzow
whose children Emma 1855, Carl 1853 Maria 1851 and perhaps an Elias 1852 christened Dreifaltigkeit, Berlin Stadt,Brandenburg. Problem Carl 1853 has the same birth date as my great grandfather 29 Oct 1853 perhaps a twin or a transcribing error. Any suggestions as to how to confirm if these are the parents of Johannes Zinzow?

 

Name: teresa h. rose <trose@innet.com>
Date: 2003-08-24
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Hauptstein 1844
Comments:
Theresa Hauptstein b.20 oct 1866 my great grandmother
She was one of 10 siblings: Marie; Auguste; Wilhelm;
Luise; Frederich; Ferdinand; Anna; Hans; & Elizabeth.
Theresa wed Paul Hopfer, a widower ? date
She died 20 may 1931 in Berlin.

 

Name: Krauze <japa@wp.pl>
Date: 2003-08-02
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Kurt Krauze,Joanna Renter 1915-1938
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Poland (Preusse)1943-44?
Do you still have known relatives living here? I don't know
Comments:
I would like to know somthing about them
 

Name: Catherine Lester <gilkate@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2003-07-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) ErnstJuliusHoffmann 1851
If they immigrated, to what country & when? UnitedStates around1870
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
Ernst is my Greatgrandfather and I think he settled in
NewJersey,EssexCounty,City of Newark around 1870 as my
Grandfather-Julius Ernest Hoffman- was born there in
May 1873.



 

Name: George Baier <georgebaier@ww.org>
Date: 2003-06-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Oswald Alfred Baier
Comments:
Oswald Baier was my grandfather. He was born March 27,1876 in Kunzendorf unter dem Walde Loewenberg/Schlesien. He past away on March 15,1919 in Berlin. I would like to Know, more about his Family tree.
 

Name: Carla Will Kerns <cwillkerns@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-19
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ernst Will ?-1892
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1892
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
Looking for information on the family of Johann Will and Sophia Henning and sons Ernst and Robert Will. Family lived in Greifswald, Pommern until 1874, then moved to Berlin
 

Name: mugu <muguman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-17
Comments:
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Name: mugu <muguman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-17
Comments:
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Name: mugu <muguman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-17
Comments:
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Name: mugu <muguman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-17
Comments:
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Name: Donna Bien <Bienpod@juno.com>
Date: 2003-05-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Mary Victoria Krause 1858
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A. 1885
Do you still have known relatives living here? ???????
Comments:
I would like to find out more about my family and if there is any still there I could contact.
Donna Bien

 

Name: Madelein <madelein@brokernetmail.co.za>
Date: 2003-04-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Lauffs 1850
If they immigrated, to what country & when? South Africa
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
Madeleine
 

Name: Heidi Lutzeier <heidil@cheerful.com>
Date: 2003-03-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Peter Rolf Lutzeier 1977
If they immigrated, to what country & when? UK, 1996
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
no comments - interesting website
 

Name: hope scott <little@dmcom.net>
Date: 2003-02-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) eda pilz
If they immigrated, to what country & when? usa 1929 ?
Do you still have known relatives living here? i am trying to find out can you help me please
Comments:
my grandmother,lottie hartner,gr gr grandmom i think came in 1929,my grandmother came in 1927,mt gr grandfather came in 1926.i am trying to find out who,what,were &how thay came&if i have any relatives still there ?the only thing i know is thay lived some were in east germany.i have been told that thay lived some were on the boarder off east berlin &poland?if you can help i would be the happyest person in the world thank you for all your help. hope scott
 

Name: hope scott <little@dmcom.net>
Date: 2003-01-22
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) hardner,1927
If they immigrated, to what country & when? u.s.a. 1927
Do you still have known relatives living here? dont no but would love to know???
Comments:
to who it my concern.my my name is hope scott.i am looking for some of relatives.that i belive that my grandmohter.lottie hardner,eda pilz,great,great grandmom.came over sometime in 1929?martha hartner in 1927?rudolf hartner1926?all i no about them.thay came from east germany.i would love to know who, what, were,whan,how.and if there is anyone still there?thank you for all your help.hope scott
 

Name: barbara bogers <barbara_bogers@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) herbert scheel 1915
If they immigrated, to what country & when? great britain 1943
Do you still have known relatives living here? an aunt and uncle, cousins
Comments:
would like to find more about father's family in berlin a couple of centuries ago.
 

Name: Anita Lampila <auntnital@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Charles Fredrick Zimmerman, bo 1829
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA about 1861
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown
Comments:
Just left a message, would like to add to it. Charles Zimmerman, known as Carl, was my gg-grandfather. I am told he was from Berlin. He was the son of a jewelryman. As a young man her trained horses for a wealthy horseman, so I am told. He married in Germany and had one son, Wilhellm, (my greatgrandfather). He and his wife and young son immigrated to the USA about 1861. Wilhelm (William) was supposedly about 2 yrs old. They landed in New York. His wife died a few months after arrival. (An obituary for William says that his mother died on the boat coming over here). I am trying the find the name of his first wife and trying to find his ancestor line in Germany. Carl went to Illinois and married an Elizabeth Greenawald. They had more children and moved on to Nebraska in 1878 and settled in Lancaster County, Nebraska where they remained until they died. If anyone knows of this family I would be most grateful for any information. Thank you.
 

Name: Anita Lampil <auntnital@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Charles Fredrick Zimmerman, b. 1829
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA about 1861
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown
Comments:
Just started looking at this site, but would welcome any help on finding my ancestors.
 

Name: Charlene Bunkelmann <bunkelaz@citlink.net>
Date: 2003-01-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Gertrude Paulina Meyer b.1888/89
If they immigrated, to what country & when? unkown
Do you still have known relatives living here? unkoe\wn
Comments:
Came to US with younger brother Paul Meyer possibly she was 16 at that time. Year 1904 ????? Married Charles Miller. These were my maternal grandparents. Charles was from Johnsburg Pennsylvania. Possibly married in Pennsylvania. Gertrude died in Chicago, Illinois in 1931.
I do not have date or year of birth in Berlin. Any information of where I can obtain information will be helpful.

 

Name: Helmut Herbert Grams <bertbrooks@arranviewhouse.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2002-12-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Elli Mina Schneider
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Scotland UK 1947
Comments:
I was born in Berlin 6/11/41. My mother Elli Mina Schneider immigrated to Scotland and is now deceased. I have no records re birth certificate,marriage certificate between father and mother etc.Supposed to have been destroyed when Berlin was bombed.I believe that I still have relatives somewhere in Germany but where? Father I believe was a soldier and was killed in action in Russia.His name was Herbert Grams.He apparently came from a business family somewhere North Germany. My mother was orphaned as a young girl and taken into care by relatives or close family friends.Mother sometimes talked about "Lintinuntersee" the place she came from.I dont think this is the correct pronunciation or spelling maybe not even a place but that is all I can go on at present.Can someone Help me to trace my roots or how to go about it. Currently doing geanalogy searches with no success.
 

Name: Helmut Herbert Grams <bertbrooks@arranviewhouse.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2002-12-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Elli Mina Schneider
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Scotland UK 1947
Comments:
I was born in Berlin 6/11/41. My mother Elli Mina Schneider immigrated to Scotland and is now deceased. I have no records re birth certificate,marriage certificate between father and mother etc.Supposed to have been destroyed when Berlin was bombed.I believe that I still have relatives somewhere in Germany but where? Father I believe was a soldier and was killed in action in Russia.Can someone Help
 

Name: Bob <carmin@genevaonline.com>
Date: 2002-11-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johann Lorenz Troll 1919
Do you still have known relatives living here? Don't know
Comments:
No comments right now.
 

Name: Bernd Sigmund Lubosch <flynlo@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2002-11-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Paul Friedrich Wilhelm Lubosch (b.15 Mar 1893; d. 26 Apr 1945)
If they immigrated, to what country & when? myself, USA, August 1958
Do you still have known relatives living here? YES, all my relatives live in Germany
Comments:
very interesting site, looking forward to it helping me collect documentation to trace family tree
 

Name: Arlene Oakes <cyclists@tele.net-net>
Date: 2002-10-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Paul & Else Thiele Kurth
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Texas, US 1909
Do you still have known relatives living here? Don't know
Comments:
My grandparents Paul & Else Thiele Kurth lived in Berlin around 1908 with their 4 sons, Paul, Otto, Max and Karl. They immigrated to San Antonio, TX, in 1909 along with my great-grandparents, Carl & Bertha Werbst Thiele, their daughter Louise and another grandson, Otto Thiele. Another son, Richard Thiele, also came and eventually moved to New York City. The family was originally from Toreglo, but I don't know which one - there are 3 shown on the German map. Anyway, I'm looking for any information on any of these names. My grandmother's other brothers, Max and Otto, did not immigrate to the US, but did spend a number of years in Africa beforing returning to Germany around WWII. Hope someone out there has some information.
 

Name: Geraldine Happel Graham <gergraham@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Staeckling 1771 & Bollfras 1788
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Staeckling> USA 1867
Do you still have known relatives living here? In Hessen only, not in Berlin
Comments:
Please visit my website. http://hometown.aol.com/gergraham/ I am 2nd generation German-American searching for:
.................................................
Armand Batteux Berkel Bick Bollfrass Boudemont Brensing Brill Bruchhaeuser Bruene Combe
Cunningham Deusch Dissen Eckart Engel Ernst Ernsthauser Fichtenmayer Feld Fischer Franz Gleisener Graham
Gresty Groll Gross Happel Herbold Hesse Hughes Ibelshaeuser Jackson Keck Kelley Kleinschmitt Kramer Kraus
Krueger Lake Leckinger Leiberg Levenz Lueckel Maier May Mayer McCauley Michelot Mucklerath Muecher
Moeller Mueller Nalek Neff Neumeier Oschmann Rieger Robinson Schaefer Scheffel Scherer Schindel
Schoeneweis Sold Staeckling Stahl Stremme Weissenmayer Weller Wolmar
.................................................

 

Name: Ellanor Phillips <elle@butler-bremer.com>
Date: 2002-10-09
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frederick Deetz 1857
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA about 1893
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
I have a Charles Deetz, father Frederick Wilhelm Deetz and mother Johanna Krug from Berlin, Stadt [city]. Can anyone tell me what Berlin, Stadt [city] means? I found this name on the 1920 Iowa census for Charles Deetz. Thanks
 

Name: bertha hahnel <beapurcell361@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-01
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) william hahnel
If they immigrated, to what country & when? holland,don't know
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
i'm a great granddaughter of his and i'm trying to update the family tree since they have died. my great grandmother's name was elizabeth shayne. i'm trying to find the records of when they were born a nd when they emigrated to holland.my name is bertha haehnel(hahnel) and I would like to find my ancestors if possible.my email is beapurcell361@hotmmail.com if you can help me with any information it would be greatly appreciated thank you.
 

Name: jill davila <davilajill@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-09-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frank Paul Wienecke
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A. 1899
Do you still have known relatives living here? I don't know
Comments:
can you help me discover my relatives?
 

Name: Herbert W. Bruse <bruseh@cox.net>
Date: 2002-09-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Jans Joachim Bruse, born 1925
Comments:
Hans Joachim Bruse is my father who was born in Charlotten. I'm interested in finding my ancestors. His father was Karl (Hans) Bruse.
 

Name: KEVIN R REINHARDT <VALHARDT@ROCKKWEEN.PLUS.COM>
Date: 2002-09-17
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) WILFRIED REINHARDT 20 02 1924
Comments:
MY FATHER WAS A P.O W. IN MARBURY CHESHIRE ENGLAND WW2. POW.B21518. GRANDFATHER WILLY REINHARDT,PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIND ANY LIVING FAMILY. WILFRIED MY FATHER DIED IN BERLIN IN 1988



 

Name: LaVonne Sanders <slsphx93@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-12
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Carl Lenter 1855
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States 1881
Do you still have known relatives living here? I believe so
Comments:
Looking for any info on the Lenter fanily.
 

Name: Rose (Goelzer) Fitte <Rfitte32@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) August Goelzer, 1827-1850-51
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A, Nov. 1853
Do you still have known relatives living here? Probably
Comments:
I would like to find out when my great,great grandfather was married. He married Therese Otto as for as we know but I cannot find anything on when they married. I thought if I could I could be sure where they came from and search for his father and mother! They left from Hamburg, and came to New Orleans and had Indiana down where they were going. They had one son Albert Erich when they came to America. he was born in 1852 in Belin,Germany. Thats where they are all listed from! Thanks Rose Fitte
 

Name: Susan Eppich <specreatmusicepp@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-08-18
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ferdinand Heydemann-B.1814
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA-Tennessee state-1849
Do you still have known relatives living here? ??
Comments:
Ferdinand Heydemann is my 2nd great grandfather. He married a Tennessee girl and had two daughters, Ann and Flora in 1853 and 1855. He was murdered in 1856 in Tennessee. He managed a store and bought land.
He may have had a relative named Georg Fridric Heydemann who
was married to Mathilde Dornfeldt born 1825, and they had a daughter Clara, born about 1849 in Berlin. We have pics of this family, and possibly one of Ferdinand. Not sure if the latter one is Ferdinand.

Does anyone see any connections or have any suggestions or
ideas? I am grateful for any help. Thank you.

Susan Eppich

 

Name: Angelika A Owen <angio@fishinternet.com.au>
Date: 2002-08-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Otto Friedrich Albert Schwarz 1921-1933
Comments:
My grandfather Otto Friedrich Albert Schwarz was born on the 5/6/1888 in Rothehütte/Harz and resided in Berlin. My grandmother (Anna Agnes Reinsch) and my grandfather were married in Berlin/Mitte on the 12/12/1921 and were divorced in Berlin on the 7/8/1933. After their divorce my grandfather opened a restaurant om Berlin named Schwarz. He also had a radio shop in Wansbeck/Berlin.
 

Name: INGA WOOD <Jaja1944@centurytel.net>
Date: 2002-08-09
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Apelbaum-1923
Comments:
I would like to find the Stanislaus Apelbaum family conection
Thank you

 

Name: Ralph Wiechmann <raldalw@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-27
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Gertrud Kessner
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States of America
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
I know my grandfather, Emil Kessner, (not living), had two or three siblings. My mother had one sibling, (not living), who was my Uncle Eric. They lived in the Ober Schone Weide section of Berlin before 1926. I would like to re-establish contact with posible cousins and find out something about my my family history.
 

Name: Joanie Rasch Knapp <jk85426@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Rudolph M. Rasch 1905
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S. 1905
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
Searching for any information re: my father, parents names,
all uncles names, city he was born in. Came to Ellis Island
from Germany with his father (Gottlieb) in 1905) I thought
they settled in Pennsylvania. I would like to know his mother's name, where they lived in Penn., etc. If you
could help I would be so happy.

Thank you Joanie Rasch Knapp, Ithaca, NY
607-277-7201`

 

Name: Tom Harrison <rangnow-familytree@alltel.net>
Date: 2002-06-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Heinrich Moritz Rangnow 1822?
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA late 1800s
Do you still have known relatives living here? YES MANY
Comments:
Would like any help on Heinrich Moritz Rangnow & wife Bertha Louise Caroline SCHIELE, who had 13 children, Heinrich, b. abt 1844, Baby,b. 9 Jun 1845, Carl August, b. Mar 1848, Wilhelmine, b. Mar 1850, Louise Auguste, b. Jan 1853, August Ferdinand, b. Jan 1853, Johannes Carl, b. Aug 1855, Maria Auguste, b. Sep 1857, Friedrich Wilhelm, b. Jun 1859, Joachim Alwin, b. 1 Apr 1861, Wilhelmine Auguste, b. Jan 1863, Charlotte Elisabeth, b. 3 Apr 1864, & Carl Rudolph, b. Dec 1865. Any help appreciated.

Thanks Tom

Visit http://members.tripod.com/~rangnow_familytree

 

Name: Howard Lange <howardlange@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-06-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Hellmuth Lange 1899
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US 1922
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
I am trying to get information on Hellmuth Lange's father: Alfred Hermann Lange, my grandfather. I was in Berlin a few weeks ago and got a copy of my father's birth record from Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.
 

Name: Beverley Carter <beverleyruth@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-06-05
Comments:
Looking for name LANSELL & variants, originally Huguenots from ARRAS region, France. Believe some family members emigrated to Germany, possibly using name Lancelle or Lanselle. Interested in contacting others researching the name.
 

Name: Bev Gunther <bevgun@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Raub - 1880
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US in 1881
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
The family lost track of our relatives in 1970's. The last known address for WALTER REINOB was Neheimer Str., Berlin.
I would like to find him or his children.

 

Name: Peter K. Hahn <PHahn64349@AOL.com>
Date: 2002-05-09
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) 1792--Max Krummel
Do you still have known relatives living here? I am searching to find any
Comments:
I have been searching for the past few years and each time I think I'm close---it never works out. As far as I know the only person I know for sure who migrated was my mother; she went to Canada then to Nevis and died in 1983. I'm in the process of getting her death certificate from Nevis at this time. My Grandmother, who raised me, died in the late 70's but I was in the USA and didn't get any info about her death. Her name was Katherine Wischke Hahn and she lived in Berlin most of her life. I have also not been able to find out anything about my grandfather Richard Hahn. I was born in Berlin,1941, and lived there with my grandmother until I met my mother in Canada in the 50's. I then joined the American Army and spent the next 22 years traveling Europe and the US in the Army. I'm looking for any site you can point me to that will help me in my quest. My grandmother had told me, at one time, that I owned a small piece of property in East Berlin (we moved to the West befor the Wall went up) I'm sure there have been many lost records and I don't think I would be able to find the property now, but I would just like to know something more about my family and what happened to them after I joined my mother in Canada. One other thing; I recently saw a History channel documentary about the Lebensborn Foundation. Since I never knew my father ( my mother never married him and he supposedly died at the Russian front ) I would like some place to look for any information about this subject. My mother did leave me in an orphanage when I was born and for a time after; grandma came and took me home with her and I stayed with her until I went to Canada. I would be willing to pay a fee for any information that would be helpful in my search. Hope to hear from you------Peter K. Hahn
 

Name: Esther (Elbert) Swinden <gew@pioneer-net.com>
Date: 2002-05-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Elbert, John and Mary blumer Also Herman Joseph Gieske
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States of America 1850"s
Do you still have known relatives living here? Probably
Comments:
I M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION , BIRTH, ETC OF THE FOLLOOWING
hERMAN jOSEPH gIESKE
sTAGENBURG fAMILY
eLBERT jOHN( AROUND 1950,S)
mARY bLUMER AND fAMILY
sOME FROM hANOVER AND OTHERS FROM bERLINtHANK YOU SO MUCH

 

Name: Esther (Elbert) Swinden <gew@pioneer-net.com>
Date: 2002-05-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Elbert, John and Mary blumer Also Herman Joseph Gieske
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States of America 1850"s
Do you still have known relatives living here? Probably
Comments:
I M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION , BIRTH, ETC OF THE FOLLOOWING
hERMAN jOSEPH gIESKE
sTAGENBURG fAMILY
eLBERT jOHN( AROUND 1950,S)
mARY bLUMER AND fAMILY
sOME FROM hANOVER AND OTHERS FROM bERLINtHANK YOU SO MUCH

 

Name: Christina Drenske <cdrenkse1@excite.com>
Date: 2002-04-25
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Adolf Drenske, 1870
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States, Unknown
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknow
Comments:
I am looking to see if there are any remaining relative related to Adolf Drenske or Anna Wassman (wife).
 

Name: Karin <3mmmke1d-kk@northnet.org>
Date: 2002-04-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Adolph & Charlotte Kruger
If they immigrated, to what country & when? no
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
These two were my grandparents. I am looking for information on their parents and brothers and sisters. I believe he was born in 1908 and she was born in 1913.
 

Name: Bill Wuensch <wwuensch@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-04-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johan Hellwig (unsure if he was from Berlin)
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA, 1868
Do you still have known relatives living here? Don't know - most likely
Comments:
When I was in the U.S. Army in 1963, I was stationed in Berlin. Unfortunately I didn't have a lick of genealogical sense - probably didn't even know the meaning of the word. However, I remember one very specific day when I walked around the corner of a street where I had never been before, I had the immediate sensation that I had been there before. Call me whacko, but I think it may have been a genetic link with my history. My GGGrandfather was Johan Friedrich Hellwig, born in 1805. He and his wife, Caroline (Drews) immigrated to the U.S. in 1868. They had three children who also immigrated, I believe at the same time. Heinrich Hellwig - born in 1835 and married Wilhelmine Kieso, Ferdinand Hellwig born in 1855 - married Marie Pauline Jaekel, and Caroline Hellwig born in 1843 -married Albert Schlader or Scheider - spelling unknown. They immigrated to Wisconsin and began farming near Coon Valley in the township of Hamburg. I see Johan, Heinrich, and Caroline listed in the 1870 census for Wisconsin but not before then, which makes sense if they arrived in 1868. Also, I don't see Ferdinand listed (he would have been 15 years old then - he could have been working in the city or at another farm at the time). I have been told that Johan came from somewhere in northern Germany (it only indicates Prussia in the census). I have heard from family sources long ago that he came from Oldenburg, Hamburg, or Holstein - nothing specific (could be Berlin). So my search is broad and wide. He is not listed in the Germans to America volumes. He is not listed on any of the hundreds of ships manifests I have searched. Alas, I will continue my search as a labor of love. I have no proof that Johan Friedrich actually came from Berlin, or ever visited there, but my instincts says there is a link.

If anyone knows of a link to my family's ancestry in Prussia, I would appreciate any information you can provide. un million de gracias unt veilen danke. Bill

 

Name: Sibylle E. marks <herbalmoments@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-15
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frans Marks - Born 7/27/1859
If they immigrated, to what country & when? No
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown, Possibly all deceased.
Comments:
Kindly seeking information on:Fritz Erich Herbert Marks geb. 9/28/1909 Berlin mit Frau Lisbeth Kleiner, Fritz Marks geb. 9/8/1887 Berlin mit Frau Anna Jahnke, Frans Marks geb. 7/27/1859 Berlin, Germany mit Frau Agathe Bahrendt. Please contact me if anyone has related information. Thanks you so much.
 

Name: Marge Macdonald <margemacd@shaw.ca>
Date: 2002-04-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Alfred Stanislaus von Hertzberg 1869
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA & Canada 1878
Do you still have known relatives living here? Probably
Comments:
I have just come across this site and it looks very interesting. I am hoping that I will eventually be able to find some information relating to my family. I know they did live in Berlin but I'm not sure of the dates.
 

Name: Wendy Pearson <wpearson1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ernst Nentwig 1880 Approx.
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Iowa, USA in 1884
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
Am searching for information on my great grandparents Ernst and Anne Marie (Kühnel) Nentwig. I believe both were born in Silesia but were living in Berlin before coming to America in 1884 with their 2 oldest children Anna and Martha. Looking for any information regarding their parents, siblings, place of birth, etc.
 

Name: Wendy Pearson <wpearson1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ernst Nentwig 1880 Approx.
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Iowa, USA in 1884
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
Am searching for information on my great grandparents Ernst and Anne Marie (Kühnel) Nentwig. I believe both were born in Silesia but were living in Berlin before coming to America in 1884 with their 2 oldest children Anna and Martha. Looking for any information regarding their parents, siblings, place of birth, etc.
 

Name: Martha Jacobs <msjacobs@flash.net>
Date: 2002-04-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ernest Schirmer
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
Ernest was a brother to my grandfater, Hermann Schirmer. He died and was buried in Berlin somewhere as was his sister Mrs. Lahrsen. These few facts is all that is known of my Grandfathers family who came to this country in 1892.
 

Name: Herman J Walker (PAUTKE) <hjw914@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-04-04
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) unknown
Comments:
Am researching Family names PAUTKE, PAUDTKE, WITT RAABE, MAAß, I know PAUTKE/PAUDTKE was in Prussian Army abt 1830 in Poldemin Pommeren. Would appreciate any information on these names. Looking for Birth, Death, Marrage, Confirmation and what regiment he may have been in.
Thank you for all who can help.
Hermann

 

Name: Allan Morgan <gtc8@juno.com>
Date: 2002-03-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Maria Elbing, 1800s
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Would like to find Elbing family members in area of Berling, Kruesberg, etc. Grandmother is Maria Elbing. Was Kruesberg a city located a few miles out of Berlin in the 1875 era?
Allan Morgan

 

Name: Hugo Frost Wagner <soendergaard.wagner@mail.tele.dk>
Date: 2002-03-12
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johan Frederich Wagner, born 1776-77
If they immigrated, to what country & when? immigrated to Denmark in 1800 +- 5 years
Do you still have known relatives living here? ???
Comments:
I would like to find names and data of his father/mother and brothers/sisters, and the birth data of Johan Frederich, off course.
Johan Frederich Wagner was my grand, grand, grand, granddad, and he died, here in Denmark, in 1834, age 57.

 

Name: Hugo Frost Wagner <soendergaard.wagner@mail.tele.dk>
Date: 2002-03-12
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johan Friedrich Wagner, born 1777
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Denmark, 1800 +-5?
Do you still have known relatives living here? ???
Comments:
I'll would like to find his parents and brothers names and data.
 

Name: Susan Williamson <Susanrlw@pacbell.net>
Date: 2002-03-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Louisa Mattheius(?) 1858
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA Immigration date unknown
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown
Comments:
I have not been able to trace Louisa because we are not even sure of how to spell her maiden name.
 

Name: Petra McMaster <pmcmaster24@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-10
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) unknown
If they immigrated, to what country & when? unknown
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes in Fuerth, Nuernberg and Heilbronn
Comments:
Hi,
I am searching for a Family Tree of my Grandfather Konrad Paulus Danzer, born 1908 in Burgfarrnbach, a little suburb of Fuerth, Germany. My Grandmother's Name was Babette Danzer (Maiden Name: Spradler). They both lived in Fuerth until their deaths. They had two Daughters (Marianne and Gertrude) whom both immigrated to the United States of America. My Grandfather had 5 Brothers, I only remember 3 of their Names (Ludwig, Hans, Stefan). My Grandmother had 3 Sisters (Gretel, Luise and Hilde).
Is there a chance for any Information?


 

Name: Petra McMaster <pmcmaster24@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-10
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) No
If they immigrated, to what country & when? No
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
Ich suche keine Verwandten, suche eine Freundin, mit der ich zusammen arbeitete in Heilbronn. Sie ist ungefaehr im Jahr 1979 oder danach nach Berlin gezogen. Ihr Name war damals Annerose Brosig. Habe damals mit ihr auf dem Arbeitsamt in Heilbronn am Neckar gejobt. Mein Name damals war Petra Chambliss. Koennt ihr mir damit helfen?

Gruesse aus Amerika sendet Petra.

 

Name: Victoria Hahn <PHahn64349@AOL.com>
Date: 2002-03-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Max Krummil ?
Do you still have known relatives living here? I don't know
Comments:
I am trying to locate anyone related to my husband Peter. He was born in Berlin Dec. 23, 1941. His mother Edith Hahn migrated to Canada in the 1950's. He lived with his grandmother Katherine Wischke(?) Hahn until he followed his mother in 1954. My husband's name is Peter Klaus Hahn; the father, named on his papers is Egon Kornbush(?) again, no information on him. Anything would be helpful.
I am also trying to locate any information about a Hans Liebzmann(?)we have a painting of his dated 1923, but I have searched for the past two years every data base I can locate but no luck. I've even e-mailed the Berlin Museum, the Metropolitan M. in New York, The Hague, still nothing on this man. Again any help in finding someone is greatly appreciated.
Victoria Hahn
PO Box 265
Clarksburg, N.J. 08510
USA
E-Mail--PHahn64349@AOL.com

 

Name: Julie Grude <fiberjul@stans.net>
Date: 2002-03-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) peter cederburg
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
My father's cousin Peter Cederburg and his wife Regina live in Berlin to the best of my knowledge. The last adress I have is Weskammstra Be 3 12279 Berlin Germany. But everything I send is being returned to me. Can you help me locate the corret adress for Regina and Peter Cederburg? I believe he is in his 50's and they just bought their home maybe a year ago. Any help will be appraciated. Thanks
 

Name: Paul Gray <northstarops@preparednessnetwork.org>
Date: 2002-02-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Marie Elizabeth Raemisch Rudolph 1826-1897
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1870's
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown
Comments:
Looking for family in Berlin area or from Prussia in 1800's.
 

Name: Dale Moggy <campeight@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-02-21
Comments:
James Moggy,a brother of my Grandfather was married to Amelia Posger. They were married in Canada, then moved to Montana State, USA. Hoping to have contact with a person of the Posger surname.
 

Name: SUSAN BURGESS <r6887@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-02-10
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) CARL ADOLPH PINCKERT
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA ?
Do you still have known relatives living here? UNSURE
Comments:
SEARCHING FOR ANY INFORMATION REGUARDING THIS FAMILY LINE. THANKS
 

Name: Lorraine Diamond <timb@address.com>
Date: 2002-02-08
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Joseph Belz Beltz?
If they immigrated, to what country & when? America 1904?
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
My Grandfather came from Germany.The surman was changed several times.Dont know oringial family name.He worked for the Kaiser when he was 16 years old.He was born 1882.So that would be 1898.Took care of his horses.
 

Name: Patty sims <patty@piperscreek.com>
Date: 2002-01-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Franz Christoper or Christian Käpernick - feb 22, 1870 or october 1869
If they immigrated, to what country & when? 1870 from berlin? to Cleveland, Ohio - USA
Do you still have known relatives living here? I'm looking - high probability.
Comments:
Father of Franz is Wilhelm Carl Friedrich Kaepernick - march 24, 1838
mother of Franz is Johanne Riel?
grandfather of Franz is Wihelm Martin Christian Kapernick - date unknown - grandfather immigrated to U.S.A.
grandmother of Franz is Henriette Marie Sophie Osterland
-- various spellings already found: Käpernick, Kaepernik, Kaepernick

 

Name: Peter Lane-Collett <peterlc@dingoblue.net.au>
Date: 2002-01-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Carrol Luczkiewicz
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Australia
Do you still have known relatives living here? not known
Comments:
I am trying to find where i might get details of my grandfathers birth and family in Berlin. They were from Poland but moved to Prussian Berlin.
 

Name: c. wohl <clberkin@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-01-27
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) 1900's
Comments:
looking for information on M.Neumann, I believe he was an Officer of the 2nd Sea Battalion under Wilhelm II. He was from Berlin. Any information would be greatly appreciated
 

Name: Linda Meadows <linda.meadows@btinternet.com>
Date: 2002-01-27
Comments:
I am tracing anyone who may have known my mother Eva margot Norgall, from Hielsberg born Koenigsberg 1919. She was in Berlin from about 1920's
 

Name: Shirley <rheagrande@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-26
If they immigrated, to what country & when? usa
Do you still have known relatives living here? don't know
Comments:
I am trying to find some information on my grandparents and my father. I heard my grandfather was from the Carpathian Mountains and my grandmother was from Nuremburg. My grandfather was born in 1868, his name was Michael Kowalsh and my grandmother was born in 1861 and her name was Katherine Roth. They had 4 children born in Germany Lou,Charles,Mary and William, but i don't know where they lived. They all came to the USA but i can't find any records on them. My grandfather came to the USA first to look for work then he sent for my grandmother and one son. Charles,Mary and William were the last three to come over. My dad Charles was 6 years old which would make the year 1900. If i can get any information it would really be very helpful.
 

Name: M. C. Coburn <emce56@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-01-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johann August HENNIG
If they immigrated, to what country & when? did not immigrate
Do you still have known relatives living here? One second cousin
Comments:
Looking for any info on HENNIG's and KOSCIEMSKI's
thanks,
Claudia

 

Name: christine koeppner <mydear123@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) h.m.k.c. koeppner 1990
If they immigrated, to what country & when? to u.s.a. 1994
Do you still have known relatives living here? don't know
Comments:
I would like to find out if my husbands mother is still alive or if not when she passed away.
 

Name: Tammy Riek <tamriek@msn.com>
Date: 2001-12-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) no sure
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA
Do you still have known relatives living here? not sure
Comments:
My family and my husbands family came from Germany and I am mainly interested in finding his at the moment. I have relatives that moved from Berlin in 1882. I do not know when his did or even if they lived in Berlin. Would love to find info on them. His grandfathers name was George Riek and he married Elsie Huse. They had one sone Howard Robert Riek born in Buffalo New York in 1906. I know that Elsie was born in Berlin in 1879. That is all I know. Would love to have someone contact me.
 

Name: Roger Schultz <res0f13h@verizon.net>
Date: 2001-12-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Dorathea Schultz 1880
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A. 1880
Do you still have known relatives living here? I think so.
Comments:
My great-great grandmother, Dorathea Schultz lived somewhere
around the Berlin area. Her son Charles immigrated to the
U.S.A. about 1879-1881 at 12 years old and then later sent
money to Berlin for his unmarried mother to join him. I am
searching for any information on your web site that may help
in any information.

 

Name: Gary Linss <gjlinss@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-24
If they immigrated, to what country & when? America early 1900
Do you still have known relatives living here? not sure
Comments:
We have been researching our ancesters and just found this site. We look forword to seeing what we can find about our family.
 

Name: Richard Wolff <wolfish2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Hugo Wolff, (grandfather), born 17 JAN 1884
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US, in1895
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
I'm having problems getting started with my Wolff line as the name is so common in Berlin and, probably owing to the German Datenschutz laws, LDS records are no more recent than 1875. Records covering at least the period 1876-1900 would be most helpful.
 

Name: Richard Wolff <wolfish2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-20
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Hugo Wolff, (grandfather), born 17 JAN 1884
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US, in1895
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
I'm having problems getting started with my Wolff line as the name is so common in Berlin and, probably owing to the German Datenschutz laws, LDS records are no more recent than 1875. Records covering at least the period 1876-1900 would be most helpful.
 

Name: Horst Heinz Baltzer <bgoodhoshy@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Paul Baltzer 1929
Do you still have known relatives living here? I don't know
Comments:
I immigrated to Canada in April 1954 I,m looking for any Baltzer still living in Germany. My grandfather name on my mother side was Wihelm Ernst Fraenzel born in Blankensee 3rd June 1886.
 

Name: Horst Heinz Baltzer <bgoodhoshy@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Paul Baltzer 1929
Do you still have known relatives living here? I don't know
Comments:
I immigrated to Canada in April 1954
 

Name: Jeff Bohndorf <bohndorf@sunflower.org>
Date: 2001-11-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Gottfried Bohndorf - 1870
If they immigrated, to what country & when? To USA in late 1890's
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
I am starting a search for relatives who live in Germany. We would have the common ancestors: Gottfried Bohndorf, Hermina Leske Bohndorf, Karl Maxmillian Bohndorf, Anna Schmidt Bohndorf
 

Name: Vernon Ninneman <vninn28451@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-16
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) William Mehner 1820
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1846
Do you still have known relatives living here? Not Known
Comments:
I am not sure if this is the location I want. In a document I have he said that he was from Muhuhausen. Is this a suburb of Berlin? In anouther document I have, he said that it was Baden-Wertenberg that he said he was from.
Thank you very much. It is the Mehner name I am searching for.

Vernon Mehner Ninneman
Redondo Beach CA.


 

Name: Cynthia Huber <Cyndinea@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Joseph Warmuth 1850
If they immigrated, to what country & when? America Before 1880
Comments:
My husband's family, the Hubers, come from Germany - especially Bavaria in the mid 1800's. Am looking for a John Felix Huber born in Ambach Bruker, Bavaria around 1850-60 and Joseph Warmuth born in Germany in March 1850 as well as Catherine Langhurt born in 1851 in Germany.
 

Name: TR Taylor <trtaylor@webtv.com>
Date: 2001-11-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frederick David Stange 1844
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin in USA mid 1800's
Do you still have known relatives living here? Unknown at this time
Comments:
Frederick David Stange b. June 1844 Berlin, d. 1900 WI USA married Caroline Marie Mann b. June 1840 in Mecklenberg, Germany d. 1924 IL USA. They married in WI and had twelve children in Ripon, WI USA beginning in 1869 until 1891. Descendants in WI, IL, MN
Thank you for having this website!!
Terry Taylor

 

Name: John Lichtenberg <gardenbnd@AOL.com>
Date: 2001-11-04
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) 1848
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1852
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
How many Lichtenberg families in Lichtenberg and around Berlin ?
 

Name: Jennifer Allen <bigfan24@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Carl Hermann Jank - 1800's
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Carl's son emmigrated to the US (Lucitania) in 1912
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes, some. Most are still in Germany
Comments:
I am having a hard time finding info (German public records) on the net. Is the best way to get birth/death info via writing to town halls, etc in Berlin?
 

Name: Lorrie Swartwood <GHewel@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-26
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Christoph Hewel b.1845
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US 1884
Do you still have known relatives living here? dont know
Comments:
Looking for info on all and any Hewel's who may be related
 

Name: bernd willhoeft <willhoeft@foni.net>
Date: 2001-10-19
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) 1940
If they immigrated, to what country & when? ? + 1939
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
in den 30er jahren immigrierte die schwester meines großvaters johann karl kleinschmidt, geb.:22.12.02 in bremen, wohnhaft in berlin bis zu seinem tode, in die usa. wegen heimweh kam sie 1938 wieder zurück nach berlin und eröffnete einen friseursalon in berlin. 1940 ging sie wieder zurück in die usa und verstarb 1940. leider habe ich keinen namen dieser dame und ich würde gern erfahren, ob sie dort eine eigene familie gegründet hat.
 

Name: Ralph Nies <rnies@wi.rr.com>
Date: 2001-10-16
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Lasshan about 1840
If they immigrated, to what country & when? No
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
Family lived in Friedrichshagen. Baptisms primarily at Christophorus Kirche in Friedrichshagen
 

Name: David A. Bundy <dave.bundy@excite.com>
Date: 2001-10-08
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Bertha Kapsted, 1870
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA,1899
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
My Mom's mom was born in Berlin. She was an excellent seamstress. She came to the United States and witnessed the actual shooting of President McKinley in Buffalo, New York, within a week of arriving in the United States.
 

Name: john j muschick <jackmuschick@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-01
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) wilhelm muschick 1893 ?
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
I am trying to locate descendants of my grandparents who immigrated to the US in 1893.
 

Name: Liz Beaumont <ebbtide@voicenet.com>
Date: 2001-09-28
Comments:
I am searching for the birthplace of my great grandfather, Anton Plattner who, according to some records I searched, came to America in 1869. In viewing your site, I notice you have some links that I'm curious about so that's why I signed your guestbook. Thanks for being here.
 

Name: H. R. Smith <dnsmith@airmail.net>
Date: 2001-09-17
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Robertson Fredrick Shrewder b. 1811
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA about 1818
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Robertson and his sister Elizabeth lost their parents on the trip over. I don't yet have their parents names.
 

Name: mary k wisdom <Maryw341@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-09-14
Comments:
Dear Peggy,
My name is Mary Wisdom I'am looking for my family line hoping you can help me. I'am looking for William Hoth who came from Weitzendorf,Germany, and also I'am looking for Julius Carl Beier he was born in Cunow, Germany he and his brother immigrated to America in March 27, 1859 they moved to Elgin, IL.
Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. My maiden name was Underhile but I beleive it was Underhill and someone in the family changed it to Underhile. I know that my g-great grandfather came from Germany but I don't know where.
Thank You,
Mary K. Wisdom

 

Name: Erika Spencer <erikaspencer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-09-04
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Agnes Fink 1960's
Do you still have known relatives living here? Aunts and Uncles
Comments:
Trying to find how to research my family tree in Berlin from the United States.
 

Name: Bob Baller <bobballer@qwest.net>
Date: 2001-09-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) BALLER 1887
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US 1895
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown - searching
Comments:
I am searching for information regarding my grandfather Georg Baller geb. mai 4, 1887 in Berlin, my great grandfather Albert Heinrich Baller ( aka Heinrich Albert) geb 1863 in Silesen Kreis Belgard in Pommern, I am not certain when he moved to Berlin. I believe that Alberts parents August and Augustine Baller may have moved to Berlin at about the same time. I have found Georgs' birth records at the Berlin Mittestadt archives. I know that they later moved to the Rixdorf / Neukolln area, where I believe that August spent the rest of his life.

August and Augustine had the following children: Herman, Albert (Heinrich), Emilie, Alwine, Anne, Fritz and Otto. August was a factory worker.
Herman married Joanna Treichle and emigrated to the US probably prior to 1895
Albert is my great grandfather, he married Ottilie Schorsch (possibly while in Berlin), around 1880 - 1885
Emilie remained in Berlin and married Emil Schindler, a bookkeeper
Alwine I know nothing about
Anne married Johann Plack, they lived in Britz, just South of Nuekolln where they opened a Bakery
Fritz was a factory worker and lived near his father in Neukolln - they possibly worked in the same factory
Otto married Anna Koch, they had children but I dont know the number or sex. He died sometime around 1912-1916

I would be interested in information regarding the marriage of Albert and Ottilie, as well as additional information on August and Augustine

 

Name: gwen christensen <emgw@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-09-01
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) in Neuenkirchen, kr Rando
If they immigrated, to what country & when? 1875
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
I was at the EZA in Berlin in April and found church records of my ancestor for the Stettin Baptist Chruch--marvelous!
How do you suggest that people access those kinds of records by mail? I am editor of Die Pommerschen Leute and want to mention it in the fall issue when I describe some of the EZA holdings. Hope you can help me! Would you like a complimentsry copy of DPL? Gwen (Krienke)

 

Name: Cheryl Hinkle <hinkc@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-08-22
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Peter Eiche 1809
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1834
Do you still have known relatives living here? Do not know
Comments:
Would like to find out how to locate a birth certificae for Peter Eiche of Berlin, Germany. He was born 1809. Don't know where to start on that end.
 

Name: Craig Rosenørn <cgrose@mc.net>
Date: 2001-08-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Augusta Ehlers 1896
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States in 1924
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
This is the first time I've visited your site and must say that I'm pretty impressed. I'm looking for any information pertaining to the parents of my grandfather Karl Ehlers, born in Ellwürden and my grandmother Augusta Ehlers born in Auhagen. I would like to know the name of their parents and siblings.
 

Name: C Hinkle <hinklecl@gte.net>
Date: 2001-07-30
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Peter Eiche
If they immigrated, to what country & when? America on 11-17-1834
Do you still have known relatives living here? Do not know
Comments:
Now trying t find birth records from Germany.
 

Name: Anne Verrechia <VerrechiaSwords@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Heinrick Schoenrock
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA
Comments:
My great gandfather was Heinrick Schoenrock born in Berlin and came to Milwaukee, WI, USA about 1850-1880.
 

Name: Thomas L. OBrien nee Schlick <tljo@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2001-07-09
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) August Hans Schlick 1920
If they immigrated, to what country & when? na
Do you still have known relatives living here? na
Comments:
owned mansion at14-16 Bitterstrasse/Bachstetzenweg, Dahlem given to Adm Karl Doenitz for residence during war. Would like to know status of property
 

Name: Paul Breit <pbreit7533@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-05
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) august Breitreiter? 1864
If they immigrated, to what country & when? usa-1881
Do you still have known relatives living here? don't know
Comments:
Family traditions has "gus" comming from Spandau. But we have no records and he came thru Bremen.
 

Name: Bertie Owen <bertie@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2001-07-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Alexander vonWertheim Born 1825
If they immigrated, to what country & when? France 1848, England 1853 , US 1861
Do you still have known relatives living here? Not that I know of
Comments:
I am looking for information on Alexander's father, Karl von Wertheim. All I know is that he was a Circuit Judge in Berlin, married Friederike Richter. Also looking for information on Karl's daughter Alma von Wertheim who married a gentleman by the name of von Dittmar and went to live in Koslin, north of Berlin.
 

Name: Elizabeth Berg <annberg@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-07-01
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Albert von Jagow
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes,I would like to locate relatives.
Comments:
My Grandfather Albert Wilhelm von JAGOW Born 9 June 1863, Berlin, Prussia. His father Frederick von JAGOW. Believe he was in the Military.
Albert brother and sisters.
William von JAGOW Born 3 Feb 1855 lived in the United States.
Herman von JAGOW lived Under Linden, Berlin, Prussia. Left land for Albert upon his death. Haven't located will yet.
Sister Amelia von JAGOW
Sister Augusta von JAGOW Married a Karl PETERS
had at least 5 children. I would like to have any information on the von Jagow family. I know that we are relatives of King Ludwig II, thru his
mother. I'm really interested in any information.

 

Name: Elizabeth Berg <annberg@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-07-01
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Albert von Jagow
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States
Comments:
My Grandfather Albert Wilhelm von JAGOW Born 9 June 1863, Berlin, Prussia. His father Frederick von JAGOW. Believe he was in the Military.
Albert brother and sisters.
William von JAGOW Born 3 Feb 1855 lived in the United States.
Herman von JAGOW lived Under Linden, Berlin, Prussia. Left land for Albert upon his death. Haven't located will yet.
Sister Amelia von JAGOW
Sister Augusta von JAGOW Married a Karl PETERS
had at least 5 children.

 

Name: Jan Bledsoe <bledsoej@micron.net>
Date: 2001-06-18
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) JuliusAugust Puschmann and Pauline Luise Puschmann nee Schiller, Julius Paul Puschmann born 18 June 1872
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA in 1904
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
Searching for roots of 2 girls brought up to be my mother's biological aunts in Idaho USA by Julius Paul Puschmann and Marie Anna Eugenie Kmoch, my mother's grandparents. The girls were Schillers and changed to Puschmann when entering the USA. They are my grandmothers sisters. She is still alive at 91. There use to be known cousins in Germany.
 

Name: sonja lucot <s_lucot@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-06-17
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) klara gollnotz 1900
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
I am trying to find out if Klara Gollnitz my grandmother died in Jan of 2000. I have not recieved any mail from my relatives in Berlin for almost 2 years now. Thank you.
 

Name: carol johnson <jupnorth@cpinternet.com>
Date: 2001-06-16
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Martin Krohn b. 1805
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA in 1856
Do you still have known relatives living here? No relatives known
Comments:
Martin Krohn b. 1805 and his wife Hannah immigrated to USA in 1856 with his grown son Friderich W. Krohn and his wife Wilhemina Kemfert. Wilhemina was born 21 Aug. 1827 in Nowogard, Sczerin, Germany. They brought their two small children Wilhemina (Caroline) Krohn b.1848 and son Charles W. Krohn b. 30 Mar.1853 in Greifenberg. I don't know where Nowogard is located. Any help on my family would be greatly appreciated. Carol
 

Name: Rosemarie Podehl Pilaud <pilaudrp@netscape.net>
Date: 2001-06-14
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johannes Podehl born 04/11/1903
If they immigrated, to what country & when? US-1976
Comments:
Is it possible to find any documentation on my father's birth as well as of his parents' marriage in 1895 in Berlin?
 

Name: Heidi Colledge <ciscoheidi@qwest.net>
Date: 2001-06-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Franz Lang, Born 16 Oct 1888
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
I am looking for further geneology records of my grandfather's family.
 

Name: nicky thompson <nickyandandy@pacific.net.au>
Date: 2001-06-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Luise W. Standfuss *09.06.1913+16.03.1976
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Flatov, prussia
Do you still have known relatives living here? ??probably??
Comments:
Luise Wilhelmine Standfuss was my maternal grandmother. She married Gustav Damitz of Legetal, Flatow..I am trying to trace her parentage..I only know her mother was called Ada Standfuss, father unknown..
 

Name: Joann Koberling Swaty <Joannks04@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Koberling
If they immigrated, to what country & when? U.S.A.
Do you still have known relatives living here? Do not know
Comments:
Koberling family was from Chemnitz. Looking for decendants of Xylograph Eugen Johannes Koberling and Johanne Emilie Minna Senf. Also of Anton F. Hoesel and Klara E. Bachman of Chemnitz.
 

Name: james stegemann <stego55@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Johannes stegemann 1922
If they immigrated, to what country & when? new york, usa, 1922
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
trying to find a map of Neukolln area where my grandparents lived and english speaking sites to search for relatives
 

Name: Lipkowitz <KarenP901@cs.com>
Date: 2001-05-11
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1902
Do you still have known relatives living here? no
Comments:
oops
 

Name: David Charles Bleiler <davidandbetty@gci.net>
Date: 2001-05-09
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Hoyer 1878 - Bleiler in 1800
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Hoyer U.S. 1906 - Bleiler ?
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes
Comments:
Searching for knowledge of Anna Marie Hoyer who came from Berlin in 1906 to Washington State to Marry Oscar David Benjamin Bleiler in 1906.
She had a Sister in District of Pankow in Berlin ?, by the Name of Charlotte [Lotte] who was married to a man given named Kurt last surname unidentifiable at this time.
David Charles Bleiler.

 

Name: Angelika Owen <angio@fishinternet.com.au>
Date: 2001-05-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Anna Agnes Reinsch & Otto Friedrich Albert Schwarz they married in Berlin/Mitte in 1921
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Anna Agnes Schwarz immigrated to Australia 1970-1990
Do you still have known relatives living here? in Australia and Germany
Comments:
The above 2 people were my grandparents. I would like to find my relations. My grandparents were connected with the circus. They were trick riders. My granmother was born on the 29/9/1896 in Sagan/Schlesien and was one of seven childre. Lily, Else, Albert, Schenk, Selma and one unknown. Selma married a person called Blumenfeld and they had a daughter called Edith. She married Fritz Wegener who was a director/agent of Circus Hagenbeck in Hamburg/Stelling. My grandfather was born on the 5/6/1888 in Rothehutte/Harz and resided in Berlin. They were divorced in Berlin on the 7/8/1933. They had two childre. Heinrich Albert Schwarz and Hans Adolf Schwarz. Both brothers migrated to Australia in the 1950's. The only other ancestor that I know of was Albert Reinsch, forn on the 28/6/1840 and died on the 10/7/1888. He was a director for artistic people. I would appreciated any information to help with our family tree.
 

Name: Angelika Owen <angio@fishinternet.com.au>
Date: 2001-05-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Anna Agnes Reinsch & Otto Friedrich Albert Schwarz they married in Berlin/Mitte in 1921
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Anna Agnes Schwarz immigrated to Australia 1970-1990
Do you still have known relatives living here? in Australia and Germany
Comments:
The above 2 people were my grandparents. I would like to find their birth certificates but don't know how.
 

Name: kathe maxwell <kathemaxwell@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) kurka before 1900
If they immigrated, to what country & when? poland , not sure
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes, mothers sister and her family
Comments:
my mother came to the usa as a bride in the 50's lost touch with her family, and myself. i think her sisters name was magda kurka. (maiden name) i have no idea what her married name is. i would love to find her.
 

Name: kathe maxwell <kathemaxwell@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-28
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) kurka before 1900
If they immigrated, to what country & when? poland , not sure
Do you still have known relatives living here? yes, mothers sister and her family
Comments:
my mother came to the usa as a bride in the 50's lost touch with her family, and myself. i think her sisters name was magda kurks. (maiden name) i have no idea what her married name is. i would love to find her.
 

Name: Maria Minear <mminear11@mcn.net>
Date: 2001-04-22
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) OEHMIG
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Rudolph immigrated 1884
Do you still have known relatives living here? possibly
Comments:
My ggrandfather was Carl OEHMIG B.1835 factory owner in Lieberstein later Eger-Sudetenland. died 1911.
Son Rudolph b 8 Mar. 1866 d 3 Oct 1929 Owosso, MI. Rudolph m. Anna S. BRUMM in Michigan, she was born in Saxony.
Son Hugo Theodor b 1867-1939 merchant Berlin-Charlottenberg.
daughter Berta b. abt 1869 was living in Bohemia in the 1920's according to Rudolph's passport. Can not make out her married name.
We did have a cousin Hildegard Oehmig living in west Berlin in the 1940's. Believe she was a nurse, possible at a children's home.In 1952 she was living at Charlottenberg 5, Pulston 4-14 West Berlin.She had a young woman write letters to us for her.
Daughter Charlotte married 24 March 1895 in Berlin a man named RAEMISCH.


 

Name: Ken Grosgebauer <kag@airmail.net>
Date: 2001-04-11
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) not sure
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1893
Do you still have known relatives living here? not sure
Comments:
I am looking for members of the Grosgebauer/Grossgebauer family anywhere in Germany. My Grandfather came to the USA in 1893 from Selsta? some of the people changed their name by deletting the second S in the name but I'm sure some where back there it all had the double S. Most of my known relatives went to North Dakota and became farmers. However their are a group here in Texas that may have some connection but I can't find it.
Any E-mail connections into Germany on this search would be appriciated.

Ken Grosgebauer-Fort Worth Texas-USA

 

Name: Jutta Azzara-Kanet <jdyclovis@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Minna&Paul Freund ungefaehr 1918
Do you still have known relatives living here? Nein
Comments:
looking for an E-mail address for the Birthrecords and Marriage license in Berlin-Tempelhof und Wilmersdorf. Auch fuer eine E-mail addresse fur die Deutsche Dienststelle, ich mochte die Militaryrecords von unserem vater erhalten.
Vielen dank,
Jutta Azzara-Kanet
jdyclovis@aol.com

 

Name: Joseph Pozell <pozsearch@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-31
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Ladislaus Pozell, father born 1902
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1920
Do you still have known relatives living here? Searching
Comments:
This site is interesting. I'm trying to locate Catholic Church records source for 1902. Also trying to find Jewish information. My father was baptized Catholic by his father, his mother was Jewish. Looking for business or residential directories for 1900 - 1939 period. Thanks for a great site.
 

Name: Paulette Billie <PRB2xstitch@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Mathaus Konig or Conrad Konig
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1872 Mathaus
Do you still have known relatives living here? Uncertain
Comments:
Would love to find some relatives. There was a brother I was told he was a Bishop in the Catholic church. There was also a sister.
 

Name: Kristina Galipp <krisgal@qwest.net>
Date: 2001-03-21
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Marie Gunther (Sepek) 1815
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1885
Do you still have known relatives living here? Yes
Comments:
Would love to know more about my family in Germany. Have written letters but recieved no answer.Galipp's Shoe House is some of the family still in Germany.
 

Name: Tricia Faltyn <tricia@scservnet.com>
Date: 2001-03-19
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Karl Faltyn abt1880-1917
Do you still have known relatives living here? No
Comments:
Karl Faltyn died in Britz Berlin in 1917 Would like to trace his family history. He was a Bookbinder.
 

Name: Don Ruppin <kini6@socket.net>
Date: 2001-03-16
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) RUPPIN, Anton T. M. 1876-1885
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 1892
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:

Anton & his family moved to Callies, Pomeranian now Kalisz Poland. He came alone to the USA from Callies. We have been told he had 2 sisters & 1 brother who stayed in the Berlin however we have no names. His father was Oscar mother Lousia nee Gross

 

Name: Nancy Owens <Franknanway@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-14
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frank and Anne Wagner Welfing (Wilfing) and son Joseph
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Joseph came to USA in 1906 or 1907
Do you still have known relatives living here? his family , Parents and siblings stayed behind.
Comments:
Nancy Owens e-mail Franknanway@aol.com
I am hoping to find traces of this family still there.

 

Name: Mark Gutwin <Gutwin>
Date: 2001-03-13
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Edward Gutwin WWII
If they immigrated, to what country & when? to florida usa after 1955
Do you still have known relatives living here? good question
Comments:
he was married to Gertrude Krone, or at least the had a child... Hope someone will take the time & put their skills to use! I've tried but am not all that familiar with geneolgical searches, thanks

Mark
Montreal Canada

 

Name: Vickie McPherson <vickiesmcpherson@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-03-10
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Carl Schade pre1900
If they immigrated, to what country & when? Michigan, USA
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
Carl Schade married Rose Miller most likely in Germany as that is where my Great Grandmother was born: Zelma Schade/Berlin. Zelma married a John Brown and lived in Saginaw Michigan, where she is now buried. Have been unable to learn much more, any thoughts?
 

Name: Ted Voelker <evoelker@bmts.com>
Date: 2001-03-06
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Heinrich Voelker (Volker)
If they immigrated, to what country & when? New York, USA 1880
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
My great grandfather emigrated from Hamburg, Germany on September 5, 1880 and arrived in New York, USA Sept.21, 1880. His last residence was given as Berlin, if this is the same person. He was born Sept. 29,1865 and his parents were Wilhelm and Martha Geborne (Schneider)Volker. Unfortunately this is all I have been able to find out, I need to get someone to confirm this and determine a place of birth. I was hoping you might direct me to someone who could be hired to complete this research. Once I can confirm this and the place of birth, both my father and I plan to visit our homeland where our ancestry originated. Thank you for any assistance you may provide.
 

Name: paul GRUNHOF < pgrunhof2aol.comfrank max thomas>
Date: 2001-02-08
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) max,thomas,frank grunhof. 1885 87
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA NEW YORK 1895
Do you still have known relatives living here? NO
Comments:
THE 3 BROTHERS SENT TO USA TO OPEN A BAKERY, TOM THE OLDEST, FRANK ABOUT 10, MMY DAD. LEFT A SISTER IN BERLIN THEIR DAD WAS AUGUST GRUNHOF SISTER WAS HANSCHEN, LAST HEARD FROM ABOUT 1943 FROM BERLIN. HEARD OF A AREA CALLED
STETTIN/GRUNHOF. ??

 

Name: Marita Easterday <rootdigger@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2001-02-08
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Martin Mayrer born 01 Nov 1859
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA from Bremen 28 July 1882
Do you still have known relatives living here? I haven't any idea
Comments:
IN 1879 a John Mayrer arrived in the United States, where he settled in Montogmery County, Dayton, Ohio , I believe this man to be Martin's brother as he was only two years older than him, They were the only family in the counties with the spelling of theie name as Mayrer to this day in 2001. Iwas hoping maybe someone new of this Mayrer line . Martin married twice I believe as his first wife died before leaving Germany and he had a young son named Frank Mayrer who was born 21 August 1879. Before coming to America Martin married a woman of the name of Matildia Dusch, her parents were Bernard Dusch and Hellen Gris.
 

Name: Margot Merrill <Margotm2@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-07
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Frederick Jeikowsk--1885
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA- 1890
Do you still have known relatives living here? probably
Comments:
Interested in any family members with name of Jeikowski or Jeikowski descendants. Have records indicating some were from West Prussia. But the name Berlin or East Berlin keeps coming up.
 

Name: Theresa Loll Mangan <wmangan@stny.rr.com>
Date: 2001-01-31
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Augusta Loll
Do you still have known relatives living here? I think so.
Comments:
During WW2 she lived in Berlin but was married and had many children. Her brother Carl was my grandfather and moved with his wife Anna and child to USA in 1903.Her married name ,i believe was Dobratz. Any one that had information on her or her family I would love to hear from you.
 

Name: Kathy Cossel Ashland <gashland@dustdevil.com>
Date: 2001-01-23
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Emil Paul 1850
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA 1860
Do you still have known relatives living here? not sure
Comments:
I am trying to find my ancestors from Germany some of my family names are Cossel, Eberhardt, Paul
 

Name: Shirley Crone <fscrone@bloomnet.com>
Date: 2001-01-15
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Henry Forster born 1829
If they immigrated, to what country & when? united states
Do you still have known relatives living here? not sure
Comments:
Trying to locate information about Henry Forster my GGGrandfather that came to the states as a young man lost all contact with his family in Germany.
 

Name: Karen <mrmoleswife@cs.com>
Date: 2001-01-09
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Great Grandparents
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA
Do you still have known relatives living here? not sure
Comments:
Am researching family history-Schiefelbein
 

Name: Gregory McNab <mcnab@uri.edu>
Date: 2001-01-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Michael Russ, b. 1838
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States, ca. 1856
Comments:
I have another Michael Russ, married 9 Mar 1836 in Witkowo, Posen, Prussia, to Anna Maryanna Glaesemann. They may be the parents of my great-grand-father, Michael Russ, but I have not yet followed up on this lead.
 

Name: Karen Cole <karen.coleàwanadoo.fr>
Date: 2000-12-29
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) August Haupt born Zehlendorf 1830
Do you still have known relatives living here? Do not know
Comments:
I have A copy of a German newspaper cutting dated 24th January
1962 Which tells the story of Marie Sophie Michel mother of
Martin Haupt.
She was the wet nurse of Friedrich II. She lived in
Zehlendorf. My family tree on the Haupt side shows that my
branch of the family all come from Zehlendorf, Prussia. My
Great Great Grand Father was August (Johann? can't read the
writing too well) Haupt born Zehlendorf 1830. His Father was
Carl Wilhelm. I would love to know if any of this connects. I
would also like to fill in the gaps from Martin Haupt to Carl
Wilhelm. My Grand father Albert Wilhelm August Haupt 1894-1942
also was born in Zehlendorf. I would love to hear from any
body with information on this branch of the Haupt family.
Also any information on Marie Sophie herself, her name sounds if it
it may be French
Kind regards,
Karen Cole (France)



 

Name: Susan Semler Arneson <arney@centurytel.met>
Date: 2000-12-26
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Emil Semler
If they immigrated, to what country & when? USA Approximately 1903 or 1904
Do you still have known relatives living here? unknown
Comments:
I am trying to find relatives of Emil Semler (born 9-16-1886) in the Posen area of East Germany. His parent's names were John and Rosalie Semmler. Words that we don't know what they mean---- Helritz
and Kruevitch. Emil immigrated to the USA in approximately 1903 or 1904 with a cousin, and settled in the USA in the state of North Dakota.

 

Name: c taylor <HansAndreas@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-12
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Victor B arty
If they immigrated, to what country & when? to USA, 1911
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
I am looking for info on my grandfather, Victor Barty, born inBerlin Aug 28,1890
 

Name: Richard J DeVaux <rdevaux2@hotmaail.com>
Date: 2000-11-03
Earliest know ancestor in Berlin? (name & year) Carl Robert Kuchenbecker - 1866
If they immigrated, to what country & when? United States of America 1880's
Do you still have known relatives living here? ?
Comments:
Carl Robert Kuchenbecker who came to the U.S. had a brother christened at Sankt Georgen, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen Apr 15 1866. His parents were Carl Friedrich Kuchenbecker and his mother was Rosalie Wilhelmine Anschuetz. Carl Robert Kuchenbecker married Wilhelmine Karoline Regelen in Germany. I am looking for ancestors or living relatives. I am a gr Grandson of Carl R & Wilhelmine