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Name: Theresa Miller <rellim83@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-04-10
How did you find my website: did a google search for my great grandfather
Surnames: Scherling, Buchmeiers,
Comments:
I believe I need to get together with you. My grandfather was born Herman Scherling 1899 in Plymouth NE. My mother is the only child of Herman and Minnies still living. I am extremely interested in finding my relatives on the Scherling/Borchardt side.
 

Name: Theresa Miller <rellim83@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-04-10
How did you find my website: did a google search for my great grandfather
Surnames: Scherling, Buchmeiers,
Comments:
I believe I need to get together with you. My grandfather was born Herman Scherling 1899 in Plymouth NE. My mother is the only child of Herman and Minnies still living. I am extremely interested in finding my relatives on the Scherling/Borchardt side.
 

Name: Cherrill Buckholtz (Buchholz) Harrison <cherlarhar@aol.com>
Date: 2013-03-18
How did you find my website: I found it searching for Bremer Co. relatives from Shaumburg Germany
Surnames: Buchholz, Haak
Areas of Research: No where near your expertise
Comments:
I am simply amazed at the work you have done and your accomplishments. How fortunate your family is. My family came to the US in 1893 from Homburg, Prussia and Schwedt, Germany. (Buchholz and Haak)They came to Bremer Co. and Fayette Co. Iowa. I recognize many of the names of your relatives and perhaps some of them are also my relatives by marriage. Cherrill Buckholtz (Buchholz) Harrison
 

Name: Sue Meyerhoff <lsmeyerhoff@bluevalley.net>
Date: 2013-03-08
How did you find my website: Dean Landman, Topeka
Surnames: Stigge
Areas of Research: Oldenburg, Germany
Comments:
Dean & I visited via telephone; Stigge sounds like Steege and no one thought to spell it. After Dean talked about DNA and his surprise at his I mentioned another cousin had found our German name in Denmark in 1500's. When I finally found info at home I emailed him so of that info & he sent me your web site, etc. I doubt we fit together at all. Your site very interesting; I see hours and hours of work there. And your note on Ancestry.com helpful. I've never sent any info to them. Sue
 

Name: Jan Sperry <jlsper1@aol.com>
Date: 2013-02-20
How did you find my website: Not sure it was so long ago??
Surnames: Fiene/Ristenpart/Meyer/Ruge
Comments:
Hi Karen!! Nice to finally speak with you via the web, I have enjoyed your website for years! Thank you for your work!!

I have a question regarding the information you have ...you show my great-grandfather Heinrich Fiene as the son of Friedrich Fiene, however, he is the son of Heinrich Fiene (Sr.) born about 1828, died 3/11/1873 ...and Ida Struebe or Strubern or Strueve born 12/22/1833 and died 1/1/1918.

I have always believed that Heinrich Sr is the brother of Friedrich Fiene, but haven't proven it yet. I found the following old post:

"From: "Edwin C. Friedrich" <friedric@INDIGO.UCDAVIS.EDU <mailto:friedric@INDIGO.UCDAVIS.EDU>>
Subject: Surnames: FIENE and REDEKER
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 22:56:11 GMT
FRIEDRICH FIENE (born 04Mar1833 in Germany - died 05Oct1896 in Beecher,
IL) was married to DOROTHEA REDEKER (born 26 Dec1832 in Germany - died
19Jul1907 in Beecher, IL). Most of their children lived in Minnesota.
Friedrich Fiene is suposed to have had a sister who married a
VOLBERDING, and a brother HEINRICH who married IDA STRUEVE on 23SEP1864
at the Zion U.C.C. of Hanover Twp.church in Lake CO.,IN.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone with FIENE or REDEKER
connections in their families in the hope that information will be
obtained leading back to the towns of emmigration for Friedrich and
Dorothea."

However, the email address is no longer valid! Didn't you do some work with Edwin Friedrich? Do you know how I can get in touch with him"

Thank you so much!

Jan Sperry

 

Name: Ed Ladendorf <edandcarole@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2013-02-19
How did you find my website: search for a particular Church
Surnames: Ladendorf - Meyer - Schommer - Davis
Areas of Research: immigration - Illinois, USA
Comments:
Thank you very much for a great site! This deserves much more exploration.
 

Name: Debbi Engelking <debbiengelking10@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-25
How did you find my website: Looking for brother of Hans Heinreich Engelking that lived in palatine
Surnames: Engelking
Areas of Research: engelking family from palatine, illinois
Comments:
my families great great grandfather had brother in palatine Illinois according to his obituary. he was born in hessen germany in 1831 and came over about the same time as your johann otto. please email me and we can compare notes
 

Name: Lois M. Widdel <Lmwiddel@comcast.net>
Date: 2013-01-24
How did you find my website: My daughter-in-law Debra Widdel, Cumming, Ga.
Surnames: Widdel - Schmidt - Sennholz - Willmes - Hausler - Schreier - Stoelk -
Comments:
Karen..... You have a great website!!! I have quite a few "corrections" to our family tree as posted on your website. How do I go about correcting this information??? My daughter-in-law, Debra Widdel of Georgia posted PICTURES and personal information several years ago and now I have some correct dates and name changes to the pictures that are posted. Please e-mail me and advise me how to make these corrections. Thank You. Lois M. Widdel (Lmwiddel@comcast.net)
 

Name: Mhairi Hasse <mhairi@andrewswireless.net>
Date: 2013-01-12
How did you find my website: I can't remember, it was years ago.
Surnames: Hasse, Bake, Buddensieck, Franke, Hirschfeld, Konneck, Lambrecht, Lampe, Meyer, Moller, Schluter, Schokel, Senne
Areas of Research: Heuerssen, Krebshagen, Obernwoehren, Sulbeck, Stadthagen
Comments:
I really enjoy it. Lots of information, links and photos.

Thank you

 

Name: Doug Groset <Doug@Groset.net>
Date: 2012-12-09
How did you find my website: Googleing for genealogical resources
Surnames: Schachtschneider
Areas of Research: Chicago and Germany
Comments:
I'm researching my wife's family. Her maternal grandfather's parents were married at First St. Paul's Church in Chicago in 1890, and presumably their children were baptized there. While I have located the government documents, I can't locate the church records (film/digital images) at the "usual places" (FamilySearch, Ancestry, myHeritage, etc.) for St. Paul's and was wondering how you obtained the info that you have. Any web site links, or contact info for St. Pauls to facilitate eyeballs on film or paper would be very helpful and appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration,
Doug Groset.

 

Name: Doug Groset <Doug@Groset.net>
Date: 2012-12-05
How did you find my website: Googleing for genealogical resources
Surnames: Schachtschneider
Areas of Research: Chicago and Germany
Comments:
I'm researching my wife's family. Her maternal grandfather's parents were married at First St. Paul's Church in Chicago in 1890, and presumably their children were baptized there. While I have located the government documents, I can't locate the church records (film/digital images) at the "usual places" (FamilySearch, Ancestry, myHeritage, etc.) for St. Paul's and was wondering how you obtained the info that you have. Any web site links, or contact info for St. Pauls to facilitate eyeballs on film or paper would be very helpful and appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration,
Doug Groset.

 

Name: RONALD K. WIRTH <RKWIRTH@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2012-12-03
How did you find my website: from your original site
Surnames: lowrie,coonrod,williamson, emery,henry,
Areas of Research: wirth ,lowrie,williamson,coonrod,emery, henry
Comments:
I am the son of Merritt and nellie Wirth, Walter J. Lowrie was my grandfather, my grandmothers Maiden name was Hulda Williamson, Walter j Lowries brother
robert arthur Lowrie married Edna Williamson, their
father was Gilbert Williamson, William Black Lowrie
was Walter J, Robert Arthur and walter lowrie killed in Omaha on the way to a FIRE IN 1880 RONALD K WIRTH

 

Name: Linda Senne <lrsenne07@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-12-02
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Senne
Areas of Research: Senne family - Haedike
Comments:
Hi! I have been here a few times trying to see where we fit in. I have recently discovered much info on the son of Hans Heinrich Senne - Friedrich Christoph, of which line I am descended from. If you are interested in this line, and any of the info I know, please e-mail me! Anybody interested in this line is welcome to contact me as well. Happy hunting everyone!1
 

Name: josh adcock <joshadcock1@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-11-11
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: maass, marcotte
Areas of Research: family research
Comments:
thank you for posting these wonderful pictures. my grandmother is shirley maass, daughter of albert and bertha maass. My mother is jean marcotte, daughter of phil and shirley.
 

Name: Cheryl Huxhold <cjhuxhold@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-11-07
Surnames: Huxhold, Vilendrer, Gerfen, Mumm, Zielke, Framke, Rathgeber, Backhaus
Comments:
Johann Arnold Huxhold, father of Johann Heinrich Huxhold is my 6th gr-grandfather so I guess we are cousins too.

I enjoy coming back to your site to see what's new and look at the pictures of the places my ancestors lived. Love your site!

Cheryl

 

Name: Richard Ziesenis <rz66046@mail.com>
Date: 2012-10-31
How did you find my website: search engine
Areas of Research: Ziesenis
Comments:
Hello! My family and I have traced our roots back to the 1600's in Germany, but I was not aware that we may have relation in Iowa! I would appreciate anymore information you may have about the Ziesenis you have listed. Thank you!
 

Name: Liane Roberts-Brott <shorty_65@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-10-16
How did you find my website: searching for information on the Tatge Plum
Surnames: Beltz, Roberts, Logan, Senior,
Comments:
Pretty nice information on Phillip Tatge, it is what I remember my dad telling, he would also mention that Phillip was a body guard to Napoleon, and that he was also a 32nd degree mason- drawing a blank on my grandmas maiden name,
 

Name: Celeste Kadisak <Ceskad71@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-11
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Brenker
Areas of Research: Klaas, Hasse Families, Klaasville, IN
Comments:
Wilhelmine Brenker married Christian Klaas, of Klaasville (near Brunswick) Indiana. They were my great-great grandparents. Their son Henry A. Klaas & family moved to Mississippi about 1906.
Website www.lippe-auswanderer.de lists Wilhelmine's mother's name as Maria Nolte. I am trying to find the correct info. Thanks for your informative website.

 

Name: Patti Lynne (Rankin) Reynolds <triqa_sky@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-09-04
How did you find my website: googled Dale Leroy Rankin
Comments:
Thankyou for your website! My dad (Dale) & grandmother (Bess Rankin) died in 1996, & I haven't had much contact w/ the family since then. Grandma was my link to everything Rankin. Hey, I guess you & I are 3rd cousins ... nice to meet you! Thanx again, Patti
 

Name: Sandra (Stonick) Schraml <srschraml@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-30
How did you find my website: Ansestary.com
Surnames: Tebbe, Melchers
Areas of Research: Horsten, Ostfriesland, Germany
Comments:
My grandfather came from Horsten, was born in 1859, and his name is Bertus Dierdrich Tebbe. I can't find his name or parents names anywhere! Do you know some other way I can find his parents? He came to USA about 10 yrs. old but with a 1/2 brother named Johann Friedrich Melchers - but that is it. I'd appreciate anything you can do for me. Thank you so much and God bless.
 

Name: Kathy Dulski <kathydulski@wideopenwest.com>
Date: 2012-08-29
How did you find my website: googe search
Surnames: Batterman, Fette, Schrage, Waterman
Areas of Research: wedding dates & locations
Comments:
I am trying to confirm the following marriage information:

Gustav C. Batterman & Lillie Fette
December 28, 1914
Eagle Lake Church/Beecher, IL ??? (could be a different area church)

Harry H. Waterman & Alma Sophie Schrage
November 18, 1920
Eagle Lake Church/Beecher, IL

 

Name: Alvina Fredrickson <alvinaf76@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-08-12
How did you find my website: Typing in my Surname Blume
Surnames: Blume, Wolters, Seemann,Thies, Welhoelter, Schlimme
Areas of Research: Germany, US. (Illinois, Mo. Idaho, N. Dakota
Comments:
I am enjoying your site. I have just began to check out the names. I have hit a "dead in" on my grandfather Blume, so I will check out what you have. I have little info on my Blume side.
Blessings,
Alvina

 

Name: Sarah <Stumme>
Date: 2012-08-12
How did you find my website: Google - Fred Stumme
Surnames: Stumme, Matthias
Areas of Research: From Iowa - working on Chicago Area acrtivity (where I live)
Comments:
Thank you -- it would be wonderful to meet yo someday. Thank you for sharing your research.
 

Name: Jim Mullen,Jr <j.mullenjr@att.net>
Date: 2012-07-31
How did you find my website: Web Search for Henry J.Meier
Areas of Research: None
Comments:
Currently living in a house I believe to built by one of the Meier's in 1917. Trying to find pictures of the house when still new. Feel free to e-mail direct. Thank you. Have other clues but will not post here....
 

Name: Burkhard <karnickelhausen@hotmail.de>
Date: 2012-07-29
How did you find my website: http://www.lokalkompass.de/haltern/ratgeber/ameisen-kuendigen-am-silbersee-3-ein-erdbeben-an-d168615.html
Comments:
Super tolle Homepage, sehr gute infos und wunderschöne Bilder – Gruß aus Karnickelhausen! äähhmm Haltern am See
 

Name: Maxine Kuhlman Bamburg <gmbamburg@hintonet.net>
Date: 2012-07-23
Surnames: Kuhlman, Bredemeier, Tegtmeier
Comments:
You have made family information so convenient for those of us who enjoy reading about our heritage, yet do not have the oomph to research. Thank you so much! Maxine
 

Name: Linda Bohlke <lbohlke@windstream.net>
Date: 2012-07-18
How did you find my website: browsing
Surnames: Mohling, Meenen, Rohrkasten, Jurgena, Junker
Areas of Research: Any I can find
Comments:
Thank you for your site and all the work you have done.
 

Name: Cheryl Huxhold <cjhuxhold@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-07-05
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Huxhold, Gerfen, Mumm, Zielke, Framke, Rathgeber, Backhaus
Comments:
I found some Huxholds in your site, I think I may be able to connect some of them to my tree. Thanks for all the work you have done!
 

Name: Geri Engelking Rotert <grotert@aol.com>
Date: 2012-06-20
How did you find my website: Cousin forward web site to me
Surnames: Engelking
Areas of Research: Minnesota
Comments:
Geri
 

Name: Sherry <oneof2em63@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-15
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Seymour-McClintock
Comments:
Karen,
I am researching J.O. McClintock and his wife Elizabeth Seymour. I may be able to help with info on him, my main focus is on her line though. I am in Fairfax,Missouri.

 

Name: harkness <jeichstedt@cox.net>
Date: 2012-06-08
How did you find my website: searching
Surnames: eichstedt, garbe, shurlock, miller
Comments:
looking for old photos and information on the eichstedt family of grafton ne
 

Name: Cindy Woltemath <heyitsmecindy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-25
How did you find my website: Looking for info on the Beethe family
Surnames: Woltemath/Beethe
Areas of Research: currently trying to make sense of all the info out there! :-)
Comments:
I really enjoyed your site. Lots of info out there to look at. I've been to Ancestry.com and get so frustrated looking at all the incomplete trees/and different spellings (mine included). So thank you for doing a wonderful job organizing.
 

Name: don beutien <dpbeutien@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-21
How did you find my website: web browsing
Surnames: Kutemeier
Areas of Research: Kankakee and Will county
Comments:
great website,
My great grandmother was named Christine Kutemeier and married a Henry Meyer. (Might as well been a smith) She died in 1906. Trying t find more infor on the Kutemeier's. I believe she was a sister to some of the Kutemeier's aroung GrantPark Area, although I have no proof. any Ideas would be appreciated. Thanks Don Beutien

 

Name: Linda Spreen <lspreen@iowatelecom.net>
Date: 2012-04-08
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Wolf/Wolfe/Wolff Hansen Vaudt Horn Meyer
Areas of Research: Bramstedt Hagen Hanover/ Denmark
Comments:
I haven't found any families that relate yet but I am sure they are there. I lived in Iowa and other relatives are from Illinois and St Louis MO.
 

Name: Mhairi Patterson <mhairi@andrewswireless.net>
Date: 2012-03-27
How did you find my website: Found your new website through an old bookmark.
Surnames: Achilles, Bake, Blume, Bodecker, Bolte, Bruns, Franke, Hartkopf, Hasse, Lambrecht, Lampe, Meier, Meyer, Picht, Steege
Areas of Research: Stadthagen area, Germany
Comments:
Seems that we have Steege, Blume, Bruns connections. Not sure if they actually are the same families but the names are connected somehow.

 

Name: Nancy Jones <nj93950@windstream.net>
Date: 2012-03-17
How did you find my website: looking for Jacob Thomas
Surnames: Thomas
Comments:
I was so thankful to come across your web site... Heinrich Peter Thomas was the brother of my Gr. Gr. Grandfather, Jacob Thomas. I have spent 25+ years trying to find his parents and family and here they were about 60 miles away from where we live, in Hastings, Ne.. Thanks for your information. Nancy
 

Name: Nancy Jones <nj93950@windstream.net>
Date: 2012-03-17
How did you find my website: looking for Jacob Thomas
Surnames: Thomas
Comments:
I was so thankful to come across your web site... Heinrich Peter Thomas was the brother of my Gr. Gr. Grandfather, Jacob Thomas. I have spent 25+ years trying to find his parents and family and here they were about 60 miles away from where we live, in Hastings, Ne.. Thanks for your information. Nancy
 

Name: Frances Heinrichs <lh43936@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-17
How did you find my website: Surfing the web
Surnames: Rinne Family
Comments:
I have most of the family tree but would like to know what the number #13 means on Ralfshagen #13.
Thanks for your help.

 

Name: Jim Powers <jlpowers@earthlink.net>
Date: 2012-03-05
How did you find my website: I was searching for cemeteries in Will Cty, IL
Surnames: Ahrens, Brockmann
Comments:
Hello Karen, This is a terrific website. I think you have given me a lead for an ancestor who may be buried in St Peters Ev. Cemetery, Frankfort, IL. My sisters will be visiting the cemetery this weekend and I will give you an update. Thank you. - Jim Powers
 

Name: Darcy Schultz <darcyks@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-21
How did you find my website: Searched for Will Co., IL
Surnames: Woltersdorf, Eggestein, Kurze
Areas of Research: Calvoerde, Braunschweig, & town of Urhseleben
Comments:
Thanks for the work you have done on your website. My Woltersdorf family owned land and farmed in Will Co., IL. On the 1860 Will Co., IL census they are listed at Washington (town) under Frederick Waltressdorf. Johann (Friedrich) L. Woltersdorf married Catherine (Sophie) Eggestein. She was born at Calvoerde on 4 April 1851. she is also listed on the 1860 census, however i have not found their marriage or her death, or where they owned land exactly at Washington. Searching for her burial site in Will Co., or Cook Co., IL. Searching for her siblings or family. Their first son born was reported to be born at Eagle Lake,Will Co.,IL and marriage could have been at Eagle Lake. After his wife Sophie died, he remarried Wilhelmine Villwock in IL, before their son, Henry Louis Woltersdorf, was born on 16 March 1866 in Will Co, or Cook Co, IL but i have no marriage record, and no birth record. Thanks for any help you can give me in where to search for church records or cemetery records, etc.
 

Name: Erlene <Erlene@Bestclan.net>
Date: 2012-02-20
How did you find my website: searching
Surnames: Hattendorf family of Iowa
Areas of Research: Iowa, Germany
Comments:
Thank you for sharing your web site. I enjoyed looking at it. My family was from Hanover Germany "Bremmer" but with friends we have linked the family to Hesebeck, Schroder and have a few so far of Hattendorf family.

Have not link to you. But I enjoyed the site. If you are on ancestry, check us out "King, Bremer "Bremmer", Schroder, Hesebeck, Wassmann, Ostermann, Stockdale family

 

Name: Cathie Conley <conleypc@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-19
How did you find my website: Google under Johann Christoph Schweer
Surnames: Schweer, Grupe
Areas of Research: trying to find relatives of my great grandparents
Comments:
Your site is wonderful! I am trying to locate the parents of my great grandmother who is said to be related to Johann Christoph Schweer but I can not find a link. Her name was Engel Dorothea M. Schweer DOB Febr. 2, 1850 in Herten Lorrach Germany DOD July 25, 1879 in Illmo, Scott, Missouri. She was married to Heinrich Grupe (1848-1923) and married Oct. 22, 1871 in Crete, Illinois. Trinity Lutheran Church. She died in childbirth having my grandmother Emilie Grupe. I would appreciate any information you have. Thank you for your help and very well done web-site!
 

Name: Jerry Zimmerman <jerry.zimmy @ gmail com>
Date: 2012-02-15
How did you find my website: searching for Klockow and Zimmerman
Surnames: Zimmerman
Areas of Research: Pommern Germany
Comments:
I came across your website and you had some Zimmerman's from Brandenburg. It looked like Klockow was near Schönfeld, Kreis Arnswalde, Brandenburg where my Zimmerman married a Schleusner but he was born in Kreis Dramburg, Pommern not too are way from Arnswalde. So was wondering who your source for the Zimmerman's were that might know more about the Klockow Z's. Might be a long shot to connect the Zimmerman's.

Jerry

 

Name: Krzysztof Warszawski <kjwarszawski@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-01
How did you find my website: searching Web for Engelkings
Surnames: Engelking, Felau, Pill, Mayerhofer
Areas of Research: Central Poland, timeline 1798 - 1830 including SudPruessen territory
Comments:
I'm descenant of Engelking, probably Johann, a cooper who was invited by Count úubieñski to his newly established economical project, between 1798 and 1830. About 300 German families arrived to his land property in Guzow, Wiskitki and some new villages were built for them. I'm searching for any list of the settlers. They don't appear on any known list of colonisation of SudPruessen that have been published in the Web.. My first known ancestor was Jan Teodor Engelking born 1842 in Hermanow (Szymanow parish), Poland , and married to Joanna Felau sister of Gottfried Felau.
Please advice,
Sincerely
Kris

 

Name: Thomas M. Tharp <thomastharp@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-19
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Wackerhahn, Thies
Areas of Research: Wackerhahn, Thies
Comments:
I have a picture for a obituary on your wackerhahn page. I have a picture of Heinrich(Henry) Ludwig Wilhelm Wackerhahn. If you would like it so others can access it. Please provide me with your email and I can send it to you. I am trying to confirm his parents. Do you know if they are listed on that page. I just wanted to double check if you know.
 

Name: Lois M Widdel <lmwiddel@comcast.net >
Date: 2012-01-18
How did you find my website: My daughter-in-law Debra Widdel
Surnames: Schultz-Hausler-Willmes-Widdel-Voss
Areas of Research: Your Karens Gen
Comments:
Karen I am Debra Widdel's daughter-in-law and she has done a lot with the Widdel family and the others named above. I have some corrections to make on the information that she gave. How do I make corrections to these ancestors.??If I would appreciate getting in touch with me. Thanks.
Lois M. Widdel (lmwiddel@comcast.ne)

 

Name: Susan (Blake) Osborne <randomreflections@ameritech.net>
Date: 2012-01-16
How did you find my website: my sister did while doing Blake family research
Surnames: Blake
Areas of Research: West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, England
Comments:
We are working with other Blake family researchers and are working with the Blake DNA web project at: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/blake/default.aspx?section=yresults Our family line is posted at: http://blakeheritage.yolasite.com/iframe6.php We are interested in the line of John Blake of Shelby County, Ohio because of the name similarities to our Blake line and wonder if anyone in this Blake line has submitted for DNA test analysis. We are looking for our Blake family in England and would welcome any information you have on your Blake line that might help us determine if there might be an ancestral link.
 

Name: margaret manser <mmanser@aol.com>
Date: 2012-01-13
How did you find my website: google
Comments:
I purchased a lovely golf trophy from Normandie Golf Club which was engraved with the name of Carl A. Piepho. 1929

Thought you might be interested in learning about it.

 

Name: Jane Pate <janeapate@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-11
How did you find my website: internet search of my great, great grandfather Christian Pipho
Surnames: Bartels, Pipho, Lohmann
Comments:
thank you for extension research. I have lots of old photos of the Pipho family. Karen where do you live - I am in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Jane Pate
319-310-0215

 

Name: Stephanie Weers Sleeper <stephsleeper@cox.net>
Date: 2011-12-26
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Buchmeier, Scherling
Areas of Research: Plymouth, NE family
Comments:
George Buchmeier was my great-great grandpa. Frederika Scherling, his daughter was my great grandma. Her son Martin Scherling was my mom's father. Thank you for posting all this information, Karen.
 

Name: Bill <baumbach@atcjet.net>
Date: 2011-12-15
How did you find my website: Searching for Vogt
Surnames: Vogt
Comments:
I see you have a page about the Vogt family. My great gradfather was Heinrich (Henry) Vogt whos son William married Wilhelmine Buchmeier. The Vogt's you have I do not know and would like more info if you would. Thanks,
Bill

 

Name: Dieter Maass <dieter@maass-berlin.net>
Date: 2011-12-06
How did you find my website: Google search
Surnames: Braun Senne, Linnemann
Areas of Research: Germany, Illinois, Texas
Comments:
Hello Karen, I'm related to Michael H. Braun. So I had a look to his siblings on your website and I found a problem. I think it is impossible that there were born two children (Louisa and Maria Sophia Wilhelmine Senne) in he same year (1858). Is it right, that the 2nd Maria Sophia Wilhelmine, born in 1862, was married to Johann Conrad Behrens in 1873 when she was abt. 11 years old (source familyearch)?

 

Name: Mary <cristalmarie23@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-27
How did you find my website: I was looking for my grandmothers parents home town
Surnames: schweer, king, hadsell
Comments:
I wanted to find out why my great-grandparents moved from Neustadt germany to the United States
 

Name: Warren Hahn <wkhahn@hctc.net>
Date: 2011-11-16
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Kensing
Areas of Research: Hamelspringe Bakede Baden Hannover
Comments:
My G G Grandfather Georg Christian David Kensing was baptized in 1795 at St. Nicolia
Church Bakede. Are ther any church records or how can I contact St. Nicolia Church.
Thanks for any info.
Warren

 

Name: Warren Hahn <wkhahn@hctc.net>
Date: 2011-11-16
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Kensing
Areas of Research: Hamelspringe Bakede Baden Hannover
Comments:
My G G Grandfather Georg Christian David Kensing was baptized in 1795 at St. Nicolia
Church Bakede. Are ther any church records or how can I contact St. Nicolia Church.
Thanks for any info.
Warren

 

Name: Jessica Roode <curlyj76@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-15
How did you find my website: Ancestry.com
Surnames: Buchmeier
Comments:
I'm so happy I found your website, its helped me so very much! I'm actually a descendant of Henry F. Buchmeier's son, William C and his wife Adele Hoeting, and have just started out on my research.

All The Best,
Jessica


 

Name: Marcine Lohman <marcinelohman@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-11-13
How did you find my website: Web Search on your name
Surnames: Amelung
Areas of Research: Germany
Comments:
Hello Karen, I believe we've emailed before regarding Amelung-Seemeier. I must have an old email address because the two I have were returned. Anyways, I have a gentleman from Germany who is interested in these families and I thought you could help. Most specifically: Anna Sophie Seemeier - Christoph Heinrich Bergmeier who is his wife's ancestor.

Please drop me an email when you get a chance. Thanks.

 

Name: A Rauch <aandirauch@aol.com>
Date: 2011-11-10
How did you find my website: Family Research on Surname Lippe
Surnames: Lippe, Boegernhausen (Bakernhausen), Keller, von Keller, Guenzler
Areas of Research: Prussia, Prueben
Comments:
In particular - I am trying to locate information about Johann Jenrich Wilhelm Christoph Lippe - who married Minnie Wilhemina Boegerenhausen. Also looking for a Christina Mae Keller.
 

Name: Alvin Heitmann <alheitmann@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-08
How did you find my website: searching for "Friedrich Hasenjaeger"
Surnames: Hasenjaeger
Areas of Research: Hasenjaeger family
Comments:
I am a descendant of the Hasenjaeger-Gerland family. More exactly of their son Friedrich Phillip who is buried in Rose Hill cemetery in Green Garden, Il not far from Beecher Il. In addition his son Friedrch is there and his granddaughter Malinda, my great-grandmother.
Thanks for filling in a piece for me. I have more information to share and would be glad to hear from you.

 

Name: Mick Hersey <mick143fely@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-23
How did you find my website: Through google search
Surnames: Hersey/VanTassel
Areas of Research: Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Dakota Territory
Comments:
Nice sight, I was able to verify my great-great Aunts husbands tree (Van Tassel).
 

Name: Andrea Schnieder <andrea@abenus.de>
Date: 2011-09-23
How did you find my website: via Google: searching Battermann Mensching
Surnames: Battermann Mensching
Comments:
Hi Karen,

it's amazing that I could find information about my ancestors on your website! I'm from Germany, and my ancestors are Johann Conrad Battermann and Anna Marie Dorothee Mensching from Hohnhorst (Kekule numbers 106, 107).
Thank you for your great work!

Best wishes
Andrea

 

Name: Shirley Koelling <koellings@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-20
How did you find my website: googling schoenfeld germany
Surnames: Heidemann
Areas of Research: Kankakee county IL, Brandenburg, Uckermark, Germany
Comments:
I am currently in Salt Lake City,looking for microfilm for several parishes in Germany. There are very few films available, so I decided to try the internet. I live in Grant Park, IL and atttend Zion Lutheran Church. I am helping a Heidemann with her family tree.
 

Name: Christine Gefke-Boblitz <Gefke-Boblitz@gmx.de>
Date: 2011-09-13
How did you find my website: Google search and a friend mentioned your site
Surnames: Bade, Gewecke, Battermann,
Areas of Research: Germany
Comments:
Hi Karen,

great that you are back! I suppose I found the parents of Anna Maria Dorothea Batterman(n):
father: Hans Heinrich Battermann (1758 - 19.Feb.1827, Riehe, Schaumburg, Germany)
mother: Katherine Engel Ostfeld (Riehe, Schaumburg, Germany).
I´m an descendant of the Gewecke-Family and still live nearby Kolenfeld.
Thanks very much for your detailed work!

Best wishes Christine

 

Name: James Vehling <vehlingj@msn.com>
Date: 2011-08-30
How did you find my website: Google Search
Surnames: Vehling
Areas of Research: Ancestors
Comments:
I found quite a few of my ancestors on the various lists on your site. My maternal grandmothers both have "roots" at St. John Rodenburg. On my father's side I am a descendant of the Heine-Geistfeld "clan". On my mother's side I am a descendant of the Schwanz family. My great grandfather Ernst Vehling was a charter member of the church in Woodsworth. He married Ernestine Koller of that same church. My great grandfather Johann Becker #wife was Emilie nee Wodtke#immigrated to near Joliet.
I appreciate all your hard work and also for sharing it with us.

 

Name: James Vehling <vehlingj@msn.com>
Date: 2011-08-30
How did you find my website: Google Search
Surnames: Vehling
Areas of Research: Ancestors
Comments:
I found quite a few of my ancestors on the various lists on your site. My maternal grandmothers both have "roots" at St. John Rodenburg. On my father's side I am a descendant of the Heine-Geistfeld "clan". On my mother's side I am a descendant of the Schwanz family. My great grandfather Ernst Vehling was a charter member of the church in Woodsworth. He married Ernestine Koller of that same church. My great grandfather Johann Becker (wife was Emilie nee Wodtke)immigrated to near Joliet.
I appreciate all your hard work and also for sharing it with us.

 

Name: cindi hounton <cindi@stmaryspdx.org>
Date: 2011-08-27
How did you find my website: Googling the names of my ancestors
Surnames: Pfingsten
Comments:
I found my ancestor, Johann Pfingsten (1685 - 1746), on your website. This is amazing. Thank you!
 

Name: Cheryl Huxhold <cjhuxhold@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-25
How did you find my website: google Kathrinhagen
Surnames: Huxhold, Bachmann, Gerfen, Backhaus, Mumm, Vilendrer, Zielke, Rathgeber, Framke
Comments:
George August Ferdinand Huxhold b. 1829 is my 2nd gr-grandfather. I look forward to searching your website for more info and pictures. Thank you!
Cheryl

 

Name: Brenda Baxter <wbaxter@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2011-08-20
How did you find my website: via google
Surnames: Renzelmann
Areas of Research: details on Sophie Luria Renzelmann ( married in Australia in 1858)
Comments:
Very good - but I have no idea where you are?
 

Name: Nita Larson <g-mal5-15@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-16
How did you find my website: Googling for Rice Cty Ackman's
Surnames: Ackman,Kiel,Achilles,Kolling,Schmaedeke
Comments:
William Ackman was my great grandfather b.17Feb1871 to Christoph & Engel Maria Geweke Ackman in Wheeling,d.05Aug1960 in Faribault. I am confused about where he fits in your research. I have the obit from Faribault Daily News,original baptism & confirmation papers from St.John's, Wheeling &1900/1910 census records.
 

Name: Ginny Lehner <ginnylehner23@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-26
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Conklin
Areas of Research: Ohio - New Jersey
Comments:
Hi Karen,
I was doing research at the Coshocton Co. Ohio deeds office yesterday and ran across an old land grant/power of attorney/deed that was recorded in 1843. It concerns military land that was granted to John Blake for service rendered in the Revolutionary War. At least that's what we think it's about. It names John & Matilda Blake, Thomas & Ruthann Blake, Henry S. & Anne Conklin and William and Elizabeth Blake all of Shelby Co. Ohio. Power of Attorney was given to Amos Kennard. I was looking for any info about my ggggrandmother Sarah Conklin and her five children all born in New Jersey and listed on the 1850 census for Oxford twp. Coshocton Co. Ohio. Your Henry Conklin was the ONLY Conklin listed on the deed or land records and as Sara's son, my ggrandfather, was named Henry I thought there might be a connection. There is none that I can find, but I thought you might be interested in the copy I made of the document. If you are just email me and I will send it to you.
GOD bless,
Ginny

 

Name: John Dunker <jcddunker@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-21
How did you find my website: Picture Search
Surnames: Thomas/Langhorst
Comments:
Hello,

I stumbled on your website by chance and was very interested by it. I descend from Peter and Wilhemina Thomas. Their daughter, Anna, was my great-great grandmother. I was excited to see your pictures of Peter and Wilhelmina Thomas as I have never seen any pictures of them.

John Dunker

 

Name: John Dunker <jcddunker@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-21
How did you find my website: Picture Search
Surnames: Thomas/Langhorst
Comments:
Hello,

I stumbled on your website by chance and was very interested by it. I descend from Peter and Wilhemina Thomas. Their daughter, Anna, was my great-great grandmother. I was excited to see your pictures of Peter and Wilhelmina Thomas as I have never seen any pictures of them.

John Dunker

 

Name: Kristin Elser <zelsersk@surewest.net>
Date: 2011-07-20
How did you find my website: Google Search
Surnames: Borchers, Blume, Brandes, and more
Areas of Research: Borchers, Germany
Comments:
Hello Karen, I am a descendant of Herbert H. Borchers Sr. and Mary (Maria Luise Katharine Vienop) Borchers of Napa, CA. My uncle is Herb Borchers, Jr. Your research is amazing. Thanks, Kristin Elser - kristin@zelsersk.net
 

Name: Debbie Rowe-Roether <justus2@wi.rr.com>
Date: 2011-07-12
How did you find my website: From my Dad, William (Bill) Rowe from Arbor Vitae, WI
Comments:
Hi Karen, Dad told me you had an awesome website. I have been researching my family and finding info on Ancestry.com. I noticed you didn't have any info on where Stephen, William, and David were in 1880. Well thanks to some wonderful info I found on your website, I found them. They were boarders at a home in Breitung, Menominee, Michigan, United States. It is so exciting when I make another connection. Thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: Herb Borchers <herbstroc@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-07-07
How did you find my website: Search the web
Surnames: Borchers
Areas of Research: Schaumburg
Comments:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! i appreciate you going back on line. I have been in contact with some of your sources of information: Kurt Riebe and MArion Liebe Gruesse. You have a lot of information about my family from Schaumburg.

Thank you1 Thank you!

Herb Borchers

 

Name: Norene Piepenbrink Kurth <norenexstitch@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-28
How did you find my website: Searching for a Sophia Hattendorf
Surnames: Siefker, Hamiester, Piepenbrink, Wolkow
Areas of Research: My father's mother's family - Radeker
Comments:
Trying to build the family tree for my children.
 

Name: Dorrene <tdhern@aol.com>
Date: 2011-06-20
How did you find my website: researching family name
Surnames: KNOCHE/SCHELLHORN
Areas of Research: Horsten, Schaumburg, Germany
Comments:
I'm so happy to have found your new web site. You have done a wonderful job and it is a great site. Your site has led me to find the home town of my KNOCHE. My Knoche is linked into your family which enabled me to track more info on my family line from Horsten.
I would like to thank you personally. Wonderful, Wonderful site! MANY THANKS for all your hard work!!!
Dorrene
tdhern@aol.com

 

Name: Marcia Laging Cummings <garlicvino@aol.com>
Date: 2011-06-18
How did you find my website: Weird coincidence
Surnames: Laging, Senne, Pfingsten, Mathias
Areas of Research: Apelern, Nordbruch, Schmarrie
Comments:
Thank you so much for putting your website back online. It was the source that led my 25-year search for the Laging family roots to fruition. And I was stunned to find that we actually lived in the same town! I have missed the little trips to Niedersachsen that your website enabled.
Thanks...

 

Name: Paula Scheiwe <paula.scheiwe@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-24
How did you find my website: I have known about your website for many years.
Surnames: Scheiwe
Areas of Research: Germany, IL
Comments:
I started in Geneology early 1990's. I may have corresponded with you back then. I boxed everything in the mid 90's. I am finding a little time to get back into the search. I am amazed at the information on the internet. What a difference 15 years makes.
Thank you for all of your time and effort.

 

Name: Jennifer K Cellarius <jennifercellarius hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-12
How did you find my website: common Will Co. IL researcher
Surnames: Boicken, Bunte, Matthias,many many others
Areas of Research: Will Co. IL and surrounding areas
Comments:
I hope all is well! It has been a long time since last talking to you via email. I hope you have been able to get back into your research. I really miss your 'what's new' section...and still check back here often. Life has gotten a bit in the way of my research too, but I still find time now and again to research for clients. HUGS from Illinois...soon to be moving back to Michigan. I will make a point to email you my new address after we settle there;and I still owe you copies of some church records I obtained from Will Co.(and my attempt at the German translation).
Jennifer

 

Name: Melba Potthast Holland <hollandmelba05@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-07
How did you find my website: I think you contacted me, but I am in such shock over your website?
Surnames: Potthast-Mathias, Limberg-Potthast, Schultheiss-Potthast, Donberger-Potthast, Potthast-Ward, Potthast-Ayers, Potthast-Sims,Holla
Areas of Research: Too many
Comments:
I am still in shock after seeing your most outstanding research and the manner in which you presented it - I am just now starting (at my old age), and I have already run into some brick walls. While most of my Potthast ancestors were Catholics, my mother, a Methodist, was a first-generation teacher in IT, getting her certificates from Edmond Normal in IT/OK; I was a second-generation teacher, and my daughter was a third-generation teacher (now an LPC for a large special ed coop and travels extensively),and my son is an RN for a home health care (lucky for me). I love your graphics and pictures along with your organization - some one is very talented and has spent many hours in organization. My only brother, who was the only male that carried the Potthast name (no children), had to change his name after working for the government, being trained by the FBI, working for several government agencies, working JFK's assassination, Watergate, working to hide IRS agents from the Mafia, and so many more things - he landed on Utah Beach fought all the way to Czechoslovakia earning many battle stars, purple heart, many different medals, and then the Croix de Guirre from France for liberating a French castle from the Germans. I wish he had been able to go back and see the places where our ancestors had lived, but that was impossible. My comments are very unorganized; but it is late,and I am hitting the wrong keys due to the shock of seeing your professional work on your site. It makes me wish I had spent more time on computer programming in my ME and less on presenting programs for professors. You have every right to be very, very proud of the work that you have presented; hope I can come back again when I am not so tired and look at it every bit all over again. The only name that even came anywhere near my research was my grandmother's maiden name Henrietta Gertrude Mathias, and I have not even begun to research her - I just have a picture of her with all of her children but my beloved dad - he ran away to live with an older sister because his father and older brother beat him. I grew up in a well-protected, loving atmosphere. It has been so pleasant looking over your site to see if I recognized any names, but Mathias was the only one. If related, it would be through her, although our relatives are scattered all over now. Thank you so much for the privilege of giving me access to what can be accomplished - you are indeed very intelligent and very talented! You have such an outstanding presentation! Melba Potthast Holland of the Llano Estacado TX.
 

Name: Lois Ahntholz <l.ahntholz@att.net>
Date: 2011-04-06
How did you find my website: searching for Geweke
Surnames: Geweke, Buethe, Beethe, Bartels
Comments:
Thanks for sharing a lot of information. I'm currently working on the Geweke family (my husband's side).
 

Name: Donna Scheiman <donna.scheiman@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-05
How did you find my website: Looked up Grant Park Graveyards and found this sight
Surnames: Langhorst
Areas of Research: Family tree
Comments:
My husband and children are descendants of Christ and Alvina Langhorst of Grant Park. Thank you so much for all of the valuable information you have here on the website about the Langhorsts.
Donna Scheiman

 

Name: Matthias Thuernau <matthuer@web.de>
Date: 2011-04-03
How did you find my website: google search "Thuernau"
Areas of Research: Thuernau
Comments:
Hello Karen,

best regards from Germany! I like to know how is your gen-relation to "Engel Sophie Dorothee Thurnau" ? May be we are related. I am from the village Auhagen in Germany and my last name is Thuernau! The writing of our name differ through the times a bit. Its written "Turnau, Thuernau, Thurnau, Tuernau" but they all depend on the name "Turna". The first official document in which the family Turna in the village Auhagen appear with three seperate farms/households was in the year 1543 in the so called "Türken Schatz Liste".
If you like to see the birthplace of Engel Sophie Dorothee Thurnau in Auhagen (No. 15) you can use the todays address of that place: "Vor den Toren 22, 31553 Auhagen, Germany" In google maps you can find a satelite photo of that site (no streetview). The old house (was for many year the schoolhouse) burned down 25 year ago.

If you like your can answer me via email.

Kind regards

Matthias Thuernau

 

Name: M. Thomas <momandmen@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-30
How did you find my website: google and pure luck
Surnames: Moeller and Bruns plus others
Areas of Research: genealogy
Comments:
What a monumental task!! I think my step-mother and step-brothers will appreciate what you have contributed to my research on their family- especially the German immigrants of Bremer County. Thank you.
 

Name: donna walters <dekwalters@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-27
How did you find my website: researching my family tree
Surnames: kindervater/lawlor
Areas of Research: Nova Scotia/Germany
Comments:
only found one reference to Kindervater, and then nothing further
 

Name: donna walters <dekwalters@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-27
How did you find my website: researching my family tree
Surnames: kindervater/lawlor
Areas of Research: Nova Scotia/Germany
Comments:
only found one reference to Kindervater, and then nothing further
 

Name: Melanie Brockman <melanie_brockman@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-25
How did you find my website: google search for ancestor
Surnames: Glade, Seehausen
Comments:
Karen, GREAT research!! Well documented. Love the snaps & maps & church records. I have looked at Glade & Seehausen people in your tree before but can't seem to find them today under "our ancestors"... Re: Dorothea Seehausen b. 18 Sept 1846 Mesmerode, Hannover, Germany d. 5 March 1925 Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA. Her death certificate completed by son, Henry William Glade indicates her mother's maiden name "Katherine Seegers". You & Ted Cash say it was "Catherine Behrens b. 1807". How could the son be so wrong?? He was the 7th of 13 children. I am looking at Dorothea's siblings to see what any of their documents indicate for a mother's maiden name but coming up empty for now. Do you have copies of any of the German records relating to her family? Any help you could give would be great. Frederick Glade & Dorothea Seehausen are my great great grandparents. Please to email me. Mahalo from Hawaii. Melanie
 

Name: Susan Parisi <parisi@pureplanet.org>
Date: 2011-03-21
How did you find my website: Searching for info about my Mom's family (Frobose)
Surnames: Frobose, Connell, Lages, Guritz
Comments:
Karen - It is so great to meet you! I take it we're distant cousins somehow, and would love to know the answer to that. I have a little information to share with you also that you might want for this fantastic site of yours. I will email you so I won't take up too much space here. Thank you, thank you. I've been trying to find information for my mom and found many treasures here.
 

Name: Walter Anderson <keeleytree@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-21
How did you find my website: Googling for First Emmanual Church Data
Surnames: Schroeder, Grah, Rohn, Krueger, Reimann, Busse
Areas of Research: Germany forward to basically Chicago/No.Ill Areas
Comments:
Great website. Easily read and understood.
 

Name: Kelly Buethe <knbuethe@mail.umhb.edu>
Date: 2011-03-17
How did you find my website: googled Carl Ludwig Buethe
Areas of Research: Buethe Ancestry
Comments:
This is a great site! I just found an old envelope of info in my father's room that had information on Hans Heinrich and Carl Ludwig Buethe and the Buethe migration. It was very exciting for me to see their tombstones on this site that I had just read about! Thanks for all of your research!
 

Name: Fritz & Marilynne Bergman <maribergman@windstream.net>
Date: 2011-03-14
How did you find my website: internet browsing
Surnames: Bergmann, Bergman, Otto, Breyer, Miehl
Areas of Research: looking for Germany Bergmanns in Hannover / Wille area
Comments:
Looking for Bergmann from Hannover/Wille area in Germany
 

Name: Linda Bohlke <lbohlke@windstream.net>
Date: 2011-03-10
How did you find my website: Ancestry.com
Surnames: Möhling
Areas of Research: Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Germany
Comments:
I just found your listing for Friedrich Christoph FRED Möhlings possible missing wife. I have the probate for Catherine Dahling Mohling in which Henry F. Möhling, son of Friedrich lists all children and grandchildren of Friedrichs as step children/grandchildren of Catherine, so I have been trying to find out who the first wife was.
All the hints for Friedrich Möhling from Family Trees list Catherine as the mother. Most of them also list Friedrichs father as Johann Christoph Möhling and Wilhelmine Charlotte Poock which is impossible as Wilhelmine was born in 1811 and Friedrich was born in 1814. He is a brother of Johann Christoph according to your information.
This can get so confusing at times, but if you have any more information that can pinpoint the mother of Friedrich's children I would be so grateful.
I do have more information and dates on these children if you would be interested.

 

Name: Brenda Friedrich <brenbuzz@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-07
How did you find my website: Google surname searches
Surnames: Rimrodt, Thurkow, Schwake, Hasse, Meyer, Friedrich
Areas of Research: General genealogy
Comments:
Thanks for all your efforts. I found info in your site for most of my father's grandparents and/or g-grands through the birth, marriage and burial lists for the Sumner area. This past weekend, I was actually able to travel from Des Moines and --despite the snow drifts--locate some ancestors in the Union Mound Cemetary. Thanks again!
 

Name: roger mohling <rogerm75@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-27
How did you find my website: web search
Surnames: moehling
Areas of Research: family
Comments:
I am the 8th generation decendant of Johann anton moehling father of Johann Justus Ludwig Moehling. I was amazed to find a completed genealogy report going through 9 generations of my family, including my children,not sure who did all this work, but thank you, I have a new grandson who is the 10th generation of the family tree. thanks roger
 

Name: Stacy Schlagetter <sschlaget@aol.com>
Date: 2011-02-26
How did you find my website: searched google
Surnames: Blake
Areas of Research: Decendants of John Blake
Comments:
My grandfather is Russell Blake, great gramdson of John Blake Sr.
thank you so much for this information, the article from the Sidney journal is great!
Stacy

 

Name: Kimberly Condon <littlezoey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-19
How did you find my website: ancestry.com/google
Surnames: Coonrod
Comments:
Hi,
Albert Bishop Coonrod was my great, great grandfather. I was putting a book together for my grandmother Maurine Coonrod(Oetter) daughter of Franklin Lee Coonrod, and found your site very helpful. Do you happen to have any pictures of A.B. Coonrod or his wife Edith Armstrong(Coonrod)? My grandma has told me many stories about them, and A.B. lived with her and her family when she was little after Edith died. Thanks again for all your wonderful resources.
Kimberly

 

Name: Mark S. Uttermark <uttermarkms@msn.com>
Date: 2011-02-10
How did you find my website: Looking for St. John's Church Cem. Records.
Surnames: Deike
Areas of Research: Uttermark, Christianson, Deike, Malmstrom
Comments:
Nice photos fo some of the Deike Headstones in St. Johns Cem. Thanks. Wish I had a few more. Got Uttermarks traced back to Bergenhusen, Holstein, German. Christianson are a dead end in Denmark. Working on Deike's back to Sonnenborstal, Hanover, Germany. Have not started on Malmstoms yet. (Norway)

 

Name: Vera Nagel <vpanews@t-online.de>
Date: 2011-02-10
How did you find my website: web search
Surnames: Bergmeyer, Fahlbusch (my maternal lines)
Areas of Research: Schaumburg-Lippe and Northern Westphalia
Comments:
Hello,
I would like to provide some additions to your wonderful published transcriptions regarding the church books of Lauenhagen.

Lauenhagen, Germany
Churchbook Marriage Transcriptions 1666-1800
No. 94 Bergmeyer, Carl Ludwig
the church book says for Groom's place: von Nro. 25 hies. [hierselbst] = Lauenhagen 25

Lauenhagen, Germany
Churchbook Baptism Transcriptions 1725-1791
No. 147 Carl Ludwig
the church book says...
for Baptism: 14 ejusdem = 14 December
for Mother's name/Other: Gev. war Hans Harm Bergmeyer sen. = sponsor was Hans Harm Bermeyer senior, the child's grandfather

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Other than that I hope all is well with you. I am just wondering since I've already contacted you several times before using your email address as provided on your web site but unfortunately without receiving any kind of reply from you.

Sincerely,
Vera Nagel, Germany

 

Name: Eric Blievernicht <ebliever@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-06
How did you find my website: Google searches
Surnames: Blievernicht, Biesterfeld, Rinne, Batterman, Luescher, Schroeder, Engelking
Areas of Research: Family ancestry
Comments:
Hi, I'm trying to resolve an apparent contradiction between several pages on this excellent website. I'm trying to identify whom my ancestor Ernst Heinrich Wilhelm Rinne (b. 4 Feb 1836) was married to.

http://www.karensgen.com/buch/families/c-f/engelkingdohmeyer.php
Says that Engel Maria Engelking was married to him (though it drops the 'Wilhelm') on 20 June 1858.

http://www.karensgen.com/buch/germany/sa/mine/salgetosundermeier.php
Says that Engel Maria Sophia Schroeder was married to him, in 1856.

Both women lived 40+ years past these marriage dates, and I can find no mention of a divorce anywhere.

http://www.karensgen.com/buch/families/a-b/biestbattermann.php
Says that my ancestor Sophia Maria Carolina Rinne was the child of Maria Schroeder and Wilhelm Rinne.

So can anyone explain this this apparent contradiction?


 

Name: Marybeth (Conrad) Wells <lilredmary@aol.com>
Date: 2011-02-03
How did you find my website: looked up a name in the family Bible
Surnames: Conrad Huge
Areas of Research: Family Heritage
Comments:
My Grandma came from Bohmte, Germany at 1 month of age July 1888. Elizabeth Huge...She married Harry Fredrick Conrad in LaPorte, IN in June 1904. I am trying to learn more about my heritage
 

Name: Piet Holtzhausen <vegext@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-01-31
How did you find my website: Browsing
Comments:
Thank you very much.

Kind Regards

Piet

 

Name: Sue Harrison <openloc@cox.net>
Date: 2011-01-30
How did you find my website: Buethe search
Surnames: Buethe, Beethe
Areas of Research: Continue the geneaology of branches of family
Comments:
We can't thank you enough for all your tremendous work!! I hope in the next year to link some of my mother's previous geneaology research to the connections I have found via Facebook and other social media to connect the family members who have gone far/wide. THANK YOU!
 

Name: Linda Bohlke <lbohlke@windstream.net>
Date: 2011-01-26
How did you find my website: Looking up Apelern, Germany
Surnames: Mohling/Moehling, Dahling
Areas of Research: Friedrich & Catherine Dahling Mohling
Comments:
Have you found any record of Friedrich being married prior to Catherine Dahling? In his will his heirs are listed as sons or daughters, whereas in her will about 8 years later, these same children are listed as step sons or step daughters of Catherine.

Friedrich died 8 Nov. 1896.

Thank you.
Linda Bohlke

 

Name: Edith Hall <emayh@ubtanet.com>
Date: 2011-01-19
How did you find my website: search engine for Ohiowa, Ne. genealogy
Surnames: Leff
Areas of Research: Church and cemetary records,
Comments:
Any information on John & Louisa Leff - gg-grandparents. Adolph & Dora Leff- g-grandparents. Searching for obituaries or anything I can find on them.
This is an interesting site.

 

Name: beverly main <bev72160@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-01-06
How did you find my website: by accident
Surnames: larson
Comments:
my mom was a buehre, her father was barry, he had two brothers lorne and al, and one sister. granpa lived in mahtowa, lorne and al in moose lake. are we related??
 

Name: ermine payne <t2gypsy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-01-05
How did you find my website: "buchten" input
Surnames: buchten
Areas of Research: hannover germany
Comments:
we corresponded some time ago; I was looking for the village for a church in that area, and your website popped up. Do you have ancestors in Buchten or Neustadt am Ruebemberge. I have a website turnermainetoil, for you to see. I live in Rockford IL; would be interested in hearing via email from you, thanks !
 

Name: Tina <tmso1006@aol.com>
Date: 2010-11-16
How did you find my website: google search
Comments:
My brother told me he had seen this old cemetary on way home to Florida and asked me to look for info on it. Just wonder the history. My son speaks German fluently if you need any help with transulating. If you could send me link to more info about this would appreciate it. My brother is really into Civil war history and loves visiting old places and finding out history of it. thanks.
 

Name: Wayne Buethe Grove <wesnorkies@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-11-12
How did you find my website: not sure
Surnames: mother: Fern Anna (Buethe) Grove
Comments:
Enjoyed looking through the site. It added info for the Buethe 1869-1979 book, in our possession, of the Carl Ludwig and Wilhelmina (Bueltmeier) Buethe records.
 

Name: Linda Tegtmeier <linteg@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-10-27
How did you find my website: while searching Google for the "street" address for Salem UCC Church, Steinauer, NE
Surnames: Tegtmeier & Rinne (and I think maybe Ackerman, too)
Comments:
Well, Lady Karen...my quick Google trip to get the Salem UCC (Steinauer, NE) "street" address has now turned into a few hours of wandering through your AMAZING website! How many thousands of hours do you have in all that research???????

My family background interest has through the years been limited to the info I have in Rinne & Tegtmeier family tree books. My (2004) copy of the Salem UCC Quasquicentennial Celebration (125 years!) book also provides some family history.

Then, when Ancestry.com had a "free" weekend over Labor Day, I was thrilled to find the ship's manifest for the 1893 voyage of my grandfather August (wife Emma) Tegtmeier (then aged 16) from Rolfshagen to join relatives in southeast Nebraska. (a photo of their gravestone shown on one of your pages)

My Rinne grandfather was Albert, son of August & Sophie (shown in a photo on one of your pages). I have "head shot" photos of a very "dour duo" on which my Grandma Rinne hand wrote "Albert's Grandpa and Grama Rinne"--so I presume they are Henry Rinne (b. 1811) and Engel Tegtmeier Rinne (b. 1824). Would you be interested in seeing them?

Though I lived the first 11 years of my life on a Pawnee County, NE, farm, I've since been a Denver, CO, resident.

Next week, Nov. 4-8, I plan to visit Tegtmeier and Rinne relatives in Gage and Pawnee counties again, so it will be VERY fun to direct them to your wonderful website!!!!...and I will certainly revisit the website again.

(I also have some 1960s & 1970s photos of the Tegtmeier family home Schwarzen Muhle [Black Mill] and what I presume must have been the family church in Obernkerchen [sp?], Germany. I am happy to share anything of interest to you!)

Regards, and many thanks for all of your work!

 

Name: Christina Anderson <christina_hays@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-25
How did you find my website: Find a grave.com
Areas of Research: German ancestors
Comments:
You are awesome!!! Several years ago I dabbled in my geneology, but got so frustrated because there didn't seem to be any information out there. However, I picked it up again a week ago and your website has allowed me to link so many people together that I never knew existed. Some of the last names include Koelling, Meyer, Glade, and Redeker. The information on St Peter's Lutheran Cemetary in Arlingtion Heights Ill. is amazing. Thank you for all the pics and work you did on inputing those obituraries in Findagrave.com. Again, thank you for all you've done, this is awesome.

Christina

 

Name: Maria Biesterfeld <mariaprn@aol.com>
Date: 2010-10-23
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Gardner, Cayton
Areas of Research: Education,
Comments:
I married into a name and wondered if anyone else had my name. My husband was Biesterfeld, bud did not know his father or birth name family. I have a son who will carry on the name Jacob Daniel Biesterfeld he was born in 1999 in Gresham, Oregon.
 

Name: Randy Wendel <km0d@arrl.net>
Date: 2010-10-17
How did you find my website: I googled "john william lueck 1908"
Surnames: Lueck
Areas of Research: Lueck
Comments:
I was informally looking up my G-G-Grandfather (who's wife was Mary Saatman) when your website was the first/top result of my google search on "John William Lueck 1908." Nice to find some very distant family information from his wife's side of the family tree.
 

Name: Diana <hurtado.diana840@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-10
How did you find my website: Researching Christophe Russel-Parents from Germany
Surnames: Russel/Russell/Ruessel
Areas of Research: Russel in Indiana,Ohio,Iowa,Germany
Comments:
Very informative site.I think, but am not yet sure if we are connected.
Thanks, Diana

 

Name: Larry Wassmann <w3oz@msn.com>
Date: 2010-10-09
How did you find my website: BING/Google
Surnames: Wassmann, Blow, Adams, Lee, Martus
Comments:
Thank you so much for your efforts. I have gotten a lot of good information from you site. Don’t let the negative comments about swiping or lifting data get you down. Genealogy data belongs to the ages and everyone. Only very selfish people want to keep it to themselves.
 

Name: Jim <Russell>
Date: 2010-09-28
How did you find my website: hohnhorst church"s
Surnames: Russell, Becker
Areas of Research: Genegeoglist
Comments:
There was some good information, found family with Baptism records
 

Name: Sabrina <brina.marie@live.com>
Date: 2010-09-27
How did you find my website: Google-ing Wilhelmina Thies
Surnames: Harris
Areas of Research: Kastning, Kastening, Thies, Meyer, Meier, Freiberg
Comments:
I'm so excited to have found your site tonight!
 

Name: Janet <jqharman@charter.net>
Date: 2010-09-15
Surnames: Schwinger and Salzmann
Comments:
Sorry, I had two ship lists in my hands and gave you a wrong family name. My families (above) were on the Jeverland. They were from near Eisenach. The part about settling in Mason Co., Illinois was correct.
 

Name: Janet <jqharman@charter.net>
Date: 2010-09-15
How did you find my website: Googled "Jeverland"
Surnames: Schmale
Areas of Research: Area around Minden, Westphalen to Mason County, Ill.
Comments:
Oh, gee, isn't it fun when you spend a lot of time and many $ researching and someone comes along and literally swipes it. End of rant, but my great-great grandmother and her four children were on the same ship. I'll be glad to forward their info to you if you'd like.
 

Name: Janet <jqharman@charter.net>
Date: 2010-09-15
How did you find my website: Googled "Jeverland"
Surnames: Schmale
Areas of Research: Area around Minden, Westphalen to Mason County, Ill.
Comments:
Oh, gee, isn't it fun when you spend a lot of time and many $ researching and someone comes along and literally swipes it. End of rant, but my great-great grandmother and her four children were on the same ship. I'll be glad to forward their info to you if you'd like.
 

Name: Jan <jantoni@telkomsa.net>
Date: 2010-09-15
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Neelmeyer
Areas of Research: Neelmeyer family origins
Comments:
It seems that we are related far back through Heinrich Gottlieb Kuhlmann. This I found out from your site. We are a small family and I know that there are Neelmeyers in USA (also Neelmeier) and I could use some tips on finding them. The origin of the name is Kleiner Neelhof near Rinteln, Germany, around 1560. Thanks for a fantastic site. Jan
 

Name: Fritz Potthast <omaandopa06@att.net>
Date: 2010-09-06
How did you find my website: Originally at Fort Wayne Genealogy Building
Surnames: Pothast/Potthast
Comments:
I am interested in your site because I could be related to you. Have been looking up film at LDS and now am back to 1869 and found the birth dates of my ancestors which is 1845.
 

Name: Sue <swgrocott@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-05
How did you find my website: just browsing google for relative and your page came up
Surnames: Grocott
Areas of Research: Schlemm(e) my great grandfather family tree
Comments:
Hopefully I will find more information looking at this site. He came out on a ship in 1854 called Till or Yell from Hamberg Germany and his name was Carl (Chas)(Charles)Friedrich Otto Schlemm. He married Mary Anne Yates and he died on 14.9.1891. If you can help me further I would much appreciate any information. Thanking you. Sue
 

Name: Pam Real <preal0456@aol.com>
Date: 2010-09-02
How did you find my website: Searching for family church records
Surnames: Schultz and Ruch
Comments:
Thank you so much for this website. I'm trying to see if I can find anymore on my great-great grandparents, Henry F. Schultz and Dora Ruch a/k/a Dorethe a/k/a Dorothe Ruch. One of their daughters, Emma Schultz, was my grandmother's mother. I'm looking for any information - cemetery where they are buried, anything because I find it fascinating!

Pam Real

 

Name: Cinderella <cccountryman@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-22
How did you find my website: research
Surnames: Hausler
Areas of Research: family history
Comments:
I am researching my family history, and It lead me to your site. My fathers family is all from Cook County, and Germany. His name is Frederick Hausler 3rd. I have some of the family tree. I would love to learn if this branch is part of our family history. Thank you for your time.
 

Name: Crystal S. Marlette <crystie42@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-10
How did you find my website: From John Coonrod
Areas of Research: Coonrod
Comments:
Hey Karen,
My grandmother was Mary Mildred Coonrod Smith. I have been trying to find out anything I could about her family. I know they fled Germany during the religious wars and she always told me they were glass blowers. I have researched my name at one of the Mormon Churches and was able to go back to my great grandparents where the lineage stopped. I guess they can't span worldwide in their database! Anyhow, I'm glad I found your page and if I can get any information I will be glad to send it on to you... Take care,
Crystie

 

Name: Eric Schweer <chihuatude@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-04
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Schweer, Jurgens, Wedeking (Wedekind), Kahle
Comments:
I am a decendant of Heinrich and Wilheimira (Jurgens) Schweer.

I have been researching my family, and can follow only to Heinrich and Wilhiemira so far. I am decidedly happy to have found your web site. I'll be browsing around here for a little while.

I've started a blog just last week to record my progress. http://schweer-moore.blogspot.com/

 

Name: Robert Heusing <bobheusing@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-04
How did you find my website: entered Heusing & your site came up
Comments:
Found your site years ago and all the research was done back to Germany in 1700s. My Grandpa was August Heusing b. 7/21/ 1877 and Grandma was Lena Stadt b.7/10 1879.Found both on your site. Many thanks. Guess we're cousins.Now have retired and trying to find Moms roots. Hard , because Mom's names are Miller and Jones. My maternal Great-grand -parents are all buried in Lake county in Indiana. I have their names but don't know how to proceed.
 

Name: Allen Sypherd <allen@sypherd.com>
Date: 2010-07-30
How did you find my website: Searching for Schwalenberg
Surnames: Tielkemeier, Thoren, Eggert, Toelke, Brandt
Areas of Research: Schwalenberg, Brakelsiek, Detmold
Comments:
We will be in Germany and specifically in Schwalenberg on Sept. 5-6 this fall and hope to find some distant relatives while there. We have had no luck trying to contact persons in Schwalenberg, but hope that you might have information or e-mail addresses of someone there who could point us in the right direction to find relatives.

Thank you for any help.

Allen Sypherd

 

Name: kay fredricks <kay_fredricks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-26
How did you find my website: Searching for Moersner or Morsner
Surnames: Ackerman/Auverter
Areas of Research: Ackerman/Auverter/Moore
Comments:
Karen,
Please contact me in regards to our mutual friend Manfred Moersner who helped you with some of your information. He also tried to assist me with my Ackerman/Auverter lineage.

I have some news to pass on to you.

Kay

 

Name: jackie Thomas <jlth56@aol.com>
Date: 2010-07-15
How did you find my website: doing research
Surnames: breymeyer,heuer
Comments:
Hi,Looking for ancestors
 

Name: David Barnoske <barnoske@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-08
How did you find my website: Past discussions and pictures
Surnames: Barnoske, Schweitzer, Stockfield, Stockfeld
Comments:
Please contact me. I have more information about Jean Paul Gerhard Stockfeld from a woman in Autralia who apparently is descended from the Reverend's brother. Still reading through what she sent me.
 

Name: Richard Bernard Lindhorst <rblindhorst@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-04
How did you find my website: Typed in search for Lindhorst
Comments:
I have been curious
 

Name: Nancy Zimmermann <nbzim@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-06-30
How did you find my website: Google search
Surnames: Wille, Wolter, Seegers, Moehling, Hasselmann
Areas of Research: Illinois
Comments:
What a fabulous website! I can only hope to some day have a site with just a fraction of your data and organization. Bravo!
 

Name: Deborah Barry <dk.barry@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-06-22
How did you find my website: surname query
Surnames: Pfingsten, Rippe, Schroeder, Vrba, Prokop
Areas of Research: Germany, US (Nebraska)
Comments:
I'm a descendant of Georg Rippe and Carl Pfingsten. Although I haven't been active with my research for a few years I decided it was time to update the family records in preparation for our Pfingsten family reunion in Washington State this summer. It was nice to find your website.
 

Name: Laurie Kirchhoff Morse <morse2443@msn.com>
Date: 2010-06-12
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Kierchhoff/kirchhoff
Areas of Research: Iowa
Comments:
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Name: Marilyn Potthast <omaandopa06@att.net>
Date: 2010-06-12
How did you find my website: From Fort Wayne, IN genealogy library
Surnames: Pothast/Potthast
Comments:
I am trying to find out if Friedrich Christoph Pothast is related to us. My grandfather was born in Brakelsiek, Germany in teh year 1873. I find on the reels both names and wonder why some are with one "t" and others with two "t". Hope you can answer me
 

Name: delbert disselhorst <delbert-disselhorst@uiowa.edu>
Date: 2010-06-11
How did you find my website: indirect link from another search
Surnames: Dralle and Heine
Comments:
I am trying to establish a connection between my American ancestors and the German ancestors--family Dralle/Heine.
 

Name: Ruth Ellen Bartels <rebart@hughes.net>
Date: 2010-05-15
How did you find my website: suggested by church secretary at Zion in Beecher, I think
Surnames: Bartels, Schafer, Most, Heidemann, Thomas
Areas of Research: Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois
Comments:
I have nothing but praise for this website!
I am interested in Fred C Bartels ancestry; he died in 1895 and buried in Zion Cemetery, Tobias (NE).
Also the surname (not on this site)of Schafer; Henry Schafer (1954-1936)lived in and produced one family in Illinois, then to Tobias, NE where he married Minnie Most and had another family.

 

Name: Peggy Kennedy Carlson <peggyc996@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-05-11
How did you find my website: I type in "Mahaska" and this came up. I grew up around Mahaska.
Comments:
Hi Karen,
I have enjoyed looking through your web pages.
as I said I went to school in Mahaska, and I consider Mahaska my home.
Peggy Kennedy Carlson

 

Name: Helen Moser <green142@aol.com>
Date: 2010-05-04
How did you find my website: alta vista browse
Surnames: Lowry-Lowery-Lowrie
Areas of Research: Lowry/Newby
Comments:
Dear Karen,
Effie Lowry and John Moser: our ancestors. Research for Walter & Marjorie pre-Ohio records led me to explore your site. (Effies grandparents)

I have a second obituary for JW Moser, he developed heat stroke in Fairbury, 1921 while harvesting corn in the extreme heat. This,led to his Neligh occupational change, resulting in very hard times for the family.

 

Name: Candida Holme <candidaholme@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-05-02
How did you find my website: Search for the name, Haman
Surnames: Haman, Stephan, Gomes,Cooper, Holme
Areas of Research: German history and ancestry in Prussia, Silesia
Comments:
I am still searching for my ancestors before the late 1800's, who were from Berlin, Torgau,Neusalz and lived in Berlin and eastern area now in Poland. Your website is easy to read. I always research other sites to find information on relatives. Do you appen to know the origin of the name Hamann, Haman, etc.?
 

Name: Mike Prusila <midniteride@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-01
How did you find my website: Googled one of my own ancestors
Surnames: Engelking, Fiene, Peters
Areas of Research: Beecher & Washington Twp., IL; Lippe (present-day Germany)
Comments:
Just wanted to say thanks for your detailed research, and incorportating what you probably could have considered "extraneous" data for your own search. Your website got me a foothold and a head start on my own genealogical research. Thanks again-

Mike

 

Name: Marilyn Potthast <omaandopa06@att.net>
Date: 2010-04-29
How did you find my website: By google
Surnames: Potthast, Eichmann, Tolka
Areas of Research: Brakelsiek,, Schwalenberg
Comments:
Have been looking at two reels from both of these towns. I am confused as I see the name Potthast spelled two ways. Not sure if related but what do you know about these towns? Can't seem to find the population of Brakelsiek in ther 1870's and earlier. What can you tell me? Was excited to see the name but there seems to be a difference in the families. I can't believe there would be two different families not related since the village must have been very small.
 

Name: Pamela Kopeschka <pak46901@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-04-10
How did you find my website: my brother, Brian Kopeschka
Surnames: Kopeschka, Hamann
Areas of Research: Germany, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas
Comments:
It is great to find information on our ancestors and where they came from. Good work. My great grandfather was Carl Kopeschka, Henry Kopeschka, his son, was my father's father. He was Wilbur Kopeschka. Sisters were Martha, Irene and Manetta Kopeschka. All from Welcome, Minnesota. Thanks, Pam
 

Name: Lynn Strickland <stricklandfamilymail@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-08
How did you find my website: Web search through Ancestory
Surnames: Geweke, Hughes
Comments:
Wonderful site! I'm so glad I "found" it. Thank you for letting me see your work.
 

Name: Lynn Henkel <lynnzieberry@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-08
How did you find my website: I did a general search on the name Hoffenbroedel
Surnames: Hoffenbroedel/Bolte
Areas of Research: Hoffenbroedel family in Minnesota
Comments:
Hi Karen....
My name is Lynn and I have done much research on the Hoffenbroedel family here in Minnesota. My great aunt was Elizabeth Hoffenbroedel Bolte from Arlington Hts., IL. My grandmother, Lillian and her brother Ervin, lived with the Bolte's in AH after their mother died here in Minneapolis in 1896.

I know nothing about building my own website and am not sure if this would be an appropriate place to enter my information on this website or try to figure out how to start my own. I know I found the name of Hoffenbroedel here and that is why I am asking the question. I also would like to know if you know of any other person(s) that have been doing the same research on the Hoffenbroedel family.

I was very excited to even find the surname in the first place as it is not very common. So, any guidance would be most appreciated.

Regards,
Lynn Henkel
Minneapolis, MN
lynnzieberry@yahoo.com

 

Name: Ann Baughman <abaugh9618@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-29
How did you find my website: surfing
Surnames: Jones, Gentry, Timberlake,
Comments:
My main line is that of Mosias JOnes of Madison Co., Ky. who intermarried or is descended with the Gentry's, Timberlake's & others of Albemarle Co., Va. & Madison Co., Ky.
 

Name: Marlene <mgreene@rrmc.org>
Date: 2010-03-23
How did you find my website: Looking for Meyers in Sumner Iowa, that I am related to
Surnames: Meyer, Volker, Groepper
Comments:
I have names August and Augusta Meyer. Charles and Mary Anna Meyer. Dalton Meyer. I don't know if you live by these cemetaries, but if you have nay connections or information, I would be thrilled to learn of them
Thank you
Marlene Haas

 

Name: Jessica Renee Oltrogge <jessica_oltrogge2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-22
How did you find my website: Curious about my Family Past
Areas of Research: Just Begining
Comments:
Than kyou for not charging (At All) an arm and a leg for my god giving right to know my Past

Signed
Jessica Renee Oltrogge

 

Name: Rozann Osborn-Rietkerk <Nyt3Writ3r@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-22
How did you find my website: Public Library Genealogy Dept assistant
Surnames: Sennholtz-Senholtz-Senholz - Trube - Trubach and Gerland
Areas of Research: Will and Cook County Illinois and Dyer, Lake Co, Indiana
Comments:
I can't begin to thank you enough for all the help I got from this site. I was able to get necessary documents that helped carry forward my search for Henry Sennholtz. His Marriage License was a great find. Now if I could just find his Birth record or a Baptism record for him it would just about make my research complete. We are planning a research trip to Will County this spring and all because of the help we got from you and your website. Can't thank you enough!!!
Rozann

 

Name: Wolfgang R. Thun <wolfusa2000@netzero.com>
Date: 2010-03-20
How did you find my website: follow your research for, I believe the last ten years
Surnames: Treichel, Hildebrand, Fehlau, Scherke, Saul, Thun etc.
Areas of Research: Germany (esp.Altona/Hamburg, West Prussia, Silesia)
Comments:
Wonderfull work, my respect.
And, if I'm not mistaken congats to your 10th ann. with your research.
Question, are you related to the Biesterfeld,Elbch.+Ferd.str.? Know them from
my Hamburg time.
Best greetings

 

Name: Jacque Baker <smilepersn@cox.net>
Date: 2010-03-15
How did you find my website: looking for obit, cemetery of Heinrich Wilhelm Katze 1850-1930
Surnames: all Katzes; Oetting and related
Areas of Research: Kansas, Nebraska, Germany
Comments:
Your site is AWESOME! I am a descendant of the above named Heinrich Wilhelm Katze's sister Engle Maria Katze 1834-?. One of her sons was my great grandfather. His family lived in Kansas and I have lots of information to share on them.
 

Name: lisa bednarz <pcklpss@echoes.net>
Date: 2010-03-14
How did you find my website: search on lindhorst
Surnames: lindhorst
Comments:
I searched Lindhorst since it is my maiden name and was suprised to find a town that was named that my grandparents came from germany that was there name I dont think that was where they were from I believe them to be from Hamburg
 

Name: Vivian McMillan <vivbudmc@lakedalelink.net>
Date: 2010-03-01
Surnames: Grages, Delgehausen, Hermerding, Heisterman, Deeke
Areas of Research: Celle Germany Illinois Minnesota
Comments:
Great Site---my grand mother--Emma Grages Delgehausen--Herman Delgehausen--recently learned of Delgehausen relatives back several generations glad to share if you would like.
Vivian

 

Name: Ina R. Cannaday <inaruth@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-21
How did you find my website: Pure luck!
Surnames: Borchers, Blume, Steege, Brandes, Luebke, Moeller, Stege
Areas of Research: Hohnhorst, Germany, Will Co. IL (Catharina Engel Steege my g grandmother)
Comments:
Great site. My gg grandmother was married to Johan Conrad Borchers in Germany & had Hans Heinrick conrad Borchers; he died in Germany & she & my g grandfather came to the US & she remarried Hans Heinrich Conrad Steege. Best wishes, Ina Cannaday (maiden name: Strehlow
 

Name: JoHannah Catt <johan35bend7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-11
How did you find my website: Searching for Coonrod connection
Surnames: Coonrod, Cloyd
Comments:
Have been searching for my grandparents for years. It seems that they were both "just dropped here from outer space". I have sibling information on them, but no where is there anything telling me who they came from. His name is David Marion Coonrod, b. 1845 and her name is Ora Elizabeth Cloyd, b. 1879. They were married January 1899 in Mound City, Ill. I know a little bit more if you are interested. You have a lovely site. JoHannah
 

Name: Cheryl (Lindhorst) Workman <cwrkmn@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-10
How did you find my website: googled "Lindhorst"
Surnames: Lindhorst
Areas of Research: I'm interested in the family history in Germany
Comments:
Hi,
It's interesting that there were no "Lindhorst's" in Lindhorst..........

 

Name: Terry Sederholm <sederholm7@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-01-29
How did you find my website: Searching the web
Surnames: Kuhlman, Grote, Bultman, Luebke, Haefemeyer, many more.
Comments:
Always looking for information on the surnames I included. Thanks.
 

Name: charles l bole <chasbole1965@q.com>
Date: 2010-01-29
How did you find my website: looking at mahaska history
Comments:
My grandfather and grandmother both? raised in mahaska. My grand father was James L Simmons, my grandmother was Sara J Lakey. Both buried in the Mahaska cemetary, lived in Reynolds. I would like any info on them. If you have any info on them get in touch and I will call you. Thanks
 

Name: Donald Judisch <Jogger1937@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-15
How did you find my website: I was looking for Ragow,Germany and your site came up .
Surnames: Judisch and Sommerfelt
Areas of Research: Lokking to see where my ancestors came from as we are going to Germany in May.
Comments:
You have na excellent site as the information is very helpful. Thanks for all the work that has been done.
 

Name: Linda Van Der Molen <LindaVDM@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-01-15
How did you find my website: Through search for Carl Wilhelm Steiber
Surnames: Engelking, Steiber ... your and my family tree!
Areas of Research: Everything related to my maternal grandmother's family ... and yours!
Comments:
My grandmother's grandfather was Carl Wilhelm Steiber. Her name was Malinda (Steiber) Wolff. Would love to stay in contact with you.
 

Name: Effie Santee Riggle <eer60631@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-29
How did you find my website: searching Gerauch genealogy
Surnames: Gerauch & Kulben
Areas of Research: Internet and Family Tree
Comments:
Your website is beautiful...you have done a wonderful job. I wish I had found it years ago.
 

Name: kirk <kirkkrabbe@att.net>
Date: 2009-12-28
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: krabbe
Areas of Research: Roots of Great Great Grandparents in Germany.
Comments:
Thank you so much for the warm invitation. I just picked up where my Mother & Brother left off back in the 80's. I have been trying so hardresearching & also not to pay any site for info. Thank you again.
 

Name: Andrew Biesterfeld <asbiest@aol.com>
Date: 2009-12-15
How did you find my website: a google search of my great-great-grandparents Friedrich Heinrich Biesterfeld and Engel Batterman
Surnames: Biesterfeld, Batterman, Rinne, Meier, Tatge, Schroeder, Voges, Kuckhahn
Areas of Research: Working on our immediate Biesterfeld line
Comments:
I'm trying to link some Biesterfeld's at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Crete, Illinois to my family, but cannot make a connection. Conrad Biesterfeld and his wife and 2 sons.

This is the best source of organized information I've seen that actually has one of my ancestors listed. GREAT JOB!!

 

Name: Alexander Cline <aloffsite@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-12-13
How did you find my website: Googling on Schauenburg-Lippe
Surnames: Flentke, Korfagen, Limp, Harrison, Banse, Bangsberg
Areas of Research: Germany, France, England, Ireland, Norway
Comments:
Thank you for your work!
 

Name: Rich Wendland <rlwendland@msn.com>
Date: 2009-12-08
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Hoppenworth, Quade, Hoepfner, Wendland
Areas of Research: Bremer/Fayette counties in Iowa, back to Germany
Comments:
Wonderful site. Could (already have) browse it for hours. Thanks!
 

Name: Keith <Keithmose@aol.com>
Date: 2009-12-08
How did you find my website: Searching for Rosehill Cemetey
Surnames: Peterson (Mildred Adah Weeden)
Areas of Research: German Ancesters from Oldenburg, mostly
Comments:
Very nice web site! I looked for Moseman - Mosemann - Masemann -Mosimann and Chapman without finding any. So it goes but thanks for letting me use your site. I lived in Eastern NE from 1929 'till 1978. A lot of Mosemans - few Chapmans. I'm also looking for Cope, Moore and particularly, N.L.Brigham, wife Mary Pierce (WI & MO) (lots of Brighams but only 1 census match.) There are lots of each but, strangely, none on your site, that I could find.
 

Name: Scotty Hartmann <retrocarnation@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-03
How did you find my website: Google search
Surnames: Hartmann, Senne, Heyen, Gerdes
Comments:
My branch of the family immigrated to Texas in the 1840's-1860's. No one has been able to trace my great-great grandfather, Heinrich Hartmann b.12-7-1846, to the family in Germany. All we know is that he came from Schaumburg-Lippe in 1860, and his father, Wilhelm was a tailor born in 1795. This has been an annoying dead end to everyone in my family. I find it interesting that your families are the same intermarried families we have in Texas. ( I believe you are in Illinois?) We have an abundance of Sennes (my great- great grandmother) Heyens (my great grandmother), Poehlers, etc.Please feel free to contact me and exchange information. I can't prove it, but we must be related somehow. Thanks, kinfolk!
 

Name: Mary Owens <meowens4@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-10-21
How did you find my website: I just put the name in
Surnames: Reesor-Summers
Areas of Research: ancestry.com
Comments:
I need help finding Lola's parents
 

Name: Mary Owens <meowens4@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-10-21
How did you find my website: I just put the name in
Surnames: Reesor-Summers
Areas of Research: ancestry.com
Comments:
I need help finding Lola's parents
 

Name: Nancy Cupp <nancj22@bevcomm.net>
Date: 2009-10-18
How did you find my website: Freeborn County Historical Society -Albert Lea, Mn
Surnames: Brandt, Rohe, Grote,
Areas of Research: Wells, Mn. Crete, Illinois
Comments:
I have found an obit for Johann Conrad Rohe B. 10-22-1824. He died at WElls on June 3, 1902. Funeral was on June 3 according to church records. That evening he was sent by train back to Crete to be buried next to his wife Mary.
Also Ernestine Philippine Furbake (6-24-1814)married to Heinrich WILHELM Brandt(9-22-1797)died at WElls 10-23-1886 and is buried at WElls. Her stone is a flat white one which the letters wouldn't show on a picture. She moved her in March of 1886 and died in October so sure they couldn't afford to send her back to Crete to be with her husband.

 

Name: Barb Endorf <varns@aol.com>
Date: 2009-09-28
How did you find my website: Did a search for Lutheran cemetery at Tobias, NE
Surnames: Endorf, Heidemann
Areas of Research: Endorf, Heidemann
Comments:
Thank you for posting the information from the old cemetery at Tobias.
We were the last week and it was almost dark so was unable to get all the info we wanted off of the tombstones. What a gold mine to find that you have it all posted here. Thank you

 

Name: Mary Lou Crawford <crawford5831@sbcglobal.com>
Date: 2009-09-20
How did you find my website: searched Wenzdorf Germany on the internet
Areas of Research: None.
Comments:
Mr father, William Frederich Nowka, came to the U.S. in 1928. The ship's manifest from Ellis Island shows his place of birth as Wenzdorf. I am attempting to trace my family history for my children. I have been to Germany several times and was wondering if it would be good to go to Wenzdorf....records, etc. If you should ever read this would appreciate your advice as you have such wonderful history on your family.
 

Name: Mary Lou Crawford <crawford5831@sbcglobal.com>
Date: 2009-09-20
How did you find my website: searched Wenzdorf Germany on the internet
Areas of Research: None.
Comments:
Mr father, William Frederich Nowka, came to the U.S. in 1928. The ship's manifest from Ellis Island shows his place of birth as Wenzdorf. I am attempting to trace my family history for my children. I have been to Germany several times and was wondering if it would be good to go to Wenzdorf....records, etc. If you should ever read this would appreciate your advice as you have such wonderful history on your family.
 

Name: Mary Lou Crawford <crawford5831@sbcglobal.com>
Date: 2009-09-20
How did you find my website: searched Wenzdorf Germany on the internet
Areas of Research: None.
Comments:
Mr father, William Frederich Nowka, came to the U.S. in 1928. The ship's manifest from Ellis Island shows his place of birth as Wenzdorf. I am attempting to trace my family history for my children. I have been to Germany several times and was wondering if it would be good to go to Wenzdorf....records, etc. If you should ever read this would appreciate your advice as you have such wonderful history on your family.
 

Name: Bob Greenwall <greenwll@walnutel.net>
Date: 2009-09-20
How did you find my website: Bing
Surnames: Saispair
Areas of Research: Swedish Churches
Comments:
Many thanks for information on Peter Saispair! You may find interesting the items on my website: www.walnutel.net/~greenwll/burt2.html
sas per persson: sas with "a umlaut" = "juice per"
but you probably knew that...

 

Name: Dorothy Kehe <dekehe@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-16
How did you find my website: Have been on it many times. Still love it!
Surnames: Rohrssen, Kehe
Areas of Research: Iowa
Comments:
Any suggestions on how to proceed to find out if J. Christoph Kehe 1818-1890 whose second wife is Dorothea Rohrssen is related to Fredrich Christoph or Fredrich August Kehe?? I seem to have hit a dead end . Thanks for any help you can give me. Dorothy
 

Name: normaperdue <pnormaperdue@aol.com>
Date: 2009-09-12
How did you find my website: looking for downing family denbigh wales
Surnames: edwards hall hale, drury downing
Areas of Research: family
Comments:
Can't find anything on Isabell Downing married Thomas Nathanial Edwards ca 1q732 Wales. I saved your site, it,s very good . well written
 

Name: B Stabley <mtDNA.N1a@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-31
How did you find my website: google which told me to expect spam. I hope not.
Surnames: Gibson, Kemp
Areas of Research: PA, NJ, IA
Comments:
Lewis Gibson from Marion, Linn Co., IA was born in Pennsylvania in 1813. I am trying to locate any direct line male ancestor in this Gibson family for the purpose of Y-DNA testing. My line followed Lewis's brother Jospeh Kemp Gibson of PA and NJ, which unfortunately, has no direct male survivors.
 

Name: Sharon Loomis <sharonloomis39@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-24
How did you find my website: Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery listing
Surnames: Hunzeker, Obrist, Steinauer, Gottula, Steiner, Bredemier, Hartman, Fahsholtz and many more.
Areas of Research: Pawnee co. NE, , Nemaha Co., KS, Switzerland, Germany
Comments:
Hello -- I believe we have some names that cross over but not in direct lineage. I appreciate your comments re: information posted on rootsweb, now Ancestry. The so-called "free" gathering of info. But had many of us not put our pages on the sites, so many others would never have found their ancestors. So guess it all works out. I have just posted enough to get the names out there then wait to contact the "cousins" personally. keep up the good work and happy "grandpa hunting".
 

Name: Michael Stockfeld <mstockfeld@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-23
How did you find my website: web search for William Stockfeld
Surnames: Stockfeld
Comments:
Just looking out of curiosity. William Stockfeld in the obituary was my grandfather, the 5 year old William was my dad. He just passed away on June 6. Amelia Stockfeld celebrated her 100th birthday last December in Beatrice, Ne - she lives in Lincoln. We stopped by the Stockfeld cemetary on our way home. We know Paul Stockfeld was an ancestor but aren't sure how. The history on the Stockfeld side is somewhat murky.
 

Name: Sandy Hudson <shudson@ruraltel.net>
Date: 2009-08-23
How did you find my website: Looking at the Haddam, KS site
Surnames: Bichel
Areas of Research: Looking for names of my great great grandparents
Comments:
I am looking for the obitutary of Peter Bichel. He died in 1919 and is buried in St Bernards Cem, Clara, Ks. He was my great uncle. Another address that showed up for him was Haddam. I know that his son Jacob is buried in the Haddam cemetary. I was trying to find out if Haddam had a newspaper at that time or still does. I would like to see if his obit. tell his parents name. My great grandmother and two daughters died during an epdemic and no obituary was published that I can find. I know that his parents were still in Germany or Prussa and didnot come to the US. I would appreciate any informaion that you could give me. Thanks
 

Name: Brian Engelking <bri1991@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-10
How did you find my website: ancestry.com
Surnames: Engelking
Areas of Research: Schaumburg-Lippe
Comments:
Great site

Hi-
I am trying to find out if Schaumburg-Lippe was ever refered to as Lippe-Scham. I am trying to to confirm that my great-great grandfather Henry Engelking (who was born around 1837) and was in fact born in Schaumburg-Lippe. Also looking for information about Henry's wife Bena Engelking (her maiden name). I think Henry immigrated to the US around 1858 but don't have any information on when Henry and Bena were married in the US or Germany. They settled in in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks!

 

Name: Rudy Rogalsky <seapeek@telus.net>
Date: 2009-07-30
How did you find my website: Searching re Prenzlau
Surnames: Rogalsky
Areas of Research: Genealogy
Comments:
In December 1929 and the following few months there was a refugee camp in Prenzlau. The refugees were Mennonites who were allowed to leave the USSR in December 1929. I don't know exactly how many refugees were in the camp. However, I do know that 75 children died of a mysterious flu-like illness and at least some were buried in Prenzlau cemetary(ies). My family was among those refugees and two of three children died there. I have seen other queries in your gusestbook about Prenzlau cemetaries and I wonder if, in your genealogical explorations, you learned anything about Prenzlau cemetaries, contacts, etc.
Your web site is extremely well done.

 

Name: William (Bill) Ricketts <wricketts@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-07-20
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: knief, timmerman, heidemann, rohrson
Areas of Research: genealogy/family reseach
Comments:
Awesome site. My mother's family is from Iowa; I live in Philadelphia. Thank goodness for the web as I don't get there very often. Love to learn more as to how you put it all together!
 

Name: Lynn Rowe <laor7@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-07-19
How did you find my website: doing research on Hoppe family from Bantorf, Hannover, German
Surnames: Hoppe, Schroeder, Lowe
Comments:
Hi, I found your website when lookig for info about the Hoppe family from Bantorf, Hannover Germany. Interesting is that there is a Schroeder in our family. http://www.wjh.us/hoppe/hfr010c2.htm re: Harold Christoph Heinrich Schroeder

Also re: Sophie (Meier) Hoppe who served as a midwife in the Plymouth and Jansen communities from 1876 until 1910. My great grandmother homesteaded in the Cub Creek, Jefferson County area of Nebraska. She delivered a Schroeder:Schroeder Girl January 3, 1891

There is also a Lowe in our family: Sidney Lowe.

Not sure if related to your family or not...Very interesting website. Thanks for the info. Saw the tombstone of the Hoppe family of Cub Creek; don't remember every having seen it before. Lynn Otis Rowe


 

Name: Sharon M. Gergen <sgergen@cox.net>
Date: 2009-07-17
How did you find my website: Searching for information on Peter Willmes
Surnames: Willmes, Seyler, Arensdord, Engel, Bonifas, Gerten, Stuhl, Streff, Homan
Areas of Research: Jackson Cty, Iowa; Adams Cty, Ne, Luxembourg
Comments:
I would like to know if you have any Willmes information and am wondering, if not, why your page came up in my google search. Thanks for your help.
 

Name: Renate Haenecke <renate.haenecke1@freenet.de>
Date: 2009-07-14
How did you find my website: auf der suche nach fam. zimmermann
Surnames: Zimmermann
Comments:
Guten Tag, ich bin auf der Suche nach Verwandten von Herrn Friedrich Wilhelm August Zimmermann,mein Urgroßvater, geb. 15.08.1864 in Klockow, gest. 24.03.1947 in Prenzlau.Er war der Sohn von Herrn Gottfried Zimmermann, der Schäfer war, er war verheiratet mit eine Frau, deren Vornamen und Geburtstag und -ort leider nicht bekannt ist. Sie war eine geborene Schaal.
Herr Woddow führte mich auf die Spur von Herrn Richard Zimmerman in der Hoffnung, daß er mir etwas über die Familie Zimmermann, zu der ich eventuell gehören könnte, sagt. Ich habe Herrn Richard Zimmermann eine Email gesendet, worauf ich noch keine Antwort erhalten habe. Ich weiß leider nicht, ob mein Urgroßvater August noch Geschwister hatte, wie sie heißen und wo sie wohnten oder emigriert sind. Auch weiß ich nichts von seinem Vater Gottfried. Können Sie mir bitte helfen - dafür danke ich Ihnen sehr und grüße Sie herzlich aus Berlin - Renate

 

Name: Keith Seegers <keithseegers@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-07-09
How did you find my website: vis werelate
Surnames: Seegers
Comments:
Thank you for all the hard work. My family has been delighted to find our path to Germany. We plan to follow through and add more to werelate.
 

Name: S <sjthomason9@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-05
How did you find my website: Random
Comments:
You have some unidentified graves from St. Peter's cemetery in Newcastle, NE.

The people are from my family. Specifically my grandpa's brothers Emmett and Pat, and Pat's wife, and his parents, Robert and Sarah. Robert's family was Irish and Sarah's was German. Her surname was Schmidt, changed to Smith. The Smith's founded Newcastle.

Hope that helps you with your family history!

 

Name: Ginny Ott Robbins <rzldzll@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-07-01
How did you find my website: Researching family in Rinteln Germany
Surnames: Ebner Gimpel Bosch
Areas of Research: Rinteln and Uihely
Comments:
I am looking for descendents of Fridercus Ebner in Rinteln and Anna Eva Gimpel from Uihely. Any descendents of Katharina Bosch who may have been born in Rinteln.
 

Name: Mhairi Patterson <mhairi@andrewswireless.net>
Date: 2009-07-01
Surnames: Hasse, Bake, Bolte, Meyer, Konnecke, Becker, Schokel, Schluter
Areas of Research: Stadthagen, Germany
Comments:
Can someone tell me what "Leibzuchter" translates to? I assume it was an occupation in 1811,but cannot find it in a dictionary.
 

Name: Linda Schwiesow Nycum <jazmyne@aol.com>
Date: 2009-06-28
How did you find my website: Will Co; Ancestry; Rootsweb
Areas of Research: Will Co, IL; Mecklenburg Schwerin
Comments:
Just in case someone hasn't said so lately...........THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU. I have spent so much time on your database, just filling in the blanks in mine!! I found you several years ago.......and just keep coming back.
 

Name: Reinhard Bahlmann <reba01@teleos-web.de>
Date: 2009-06-19
How did you find my website: sehr gut
Surnames: Bahlmann
Comments:
Berichtigung zum Ortsnamen Beckedorf
Spuren einer ersten Besiedlung des Gebietes finden sich im Dühlwald nördlich des Bückeberg vor mehreren Jahrtausenden. Der fruchtbare Boden und die Lage am alten Hellweg führten bereits um 500 n. Chr. von einer Gruppe von 12 - 14 Bauern zur Gründung der Siedlung Beckedorf, dem äDorf an der Beeke“.

Die landläufige Lesart – Beckedorf = Bachdorf oder Dorf an der Beeke – erweist sich als nicht beweiskräftig, wenn man berücksichtigt, dass Beckedorf an einem unbedeutenden Bachlauf entstand. Noch in der Dorfbeschreibung von 1783 wird darüber berichtet: …““ es fließt aber eine kleine Bache durch hiesiges Dorf hindurch.““

Ein unbedeutender Bachlauf ist deshalb nicht maßgebend gewesen für die Namensgebung eines Dorfes, das zudem noch auf der Höhe lag. Es muss deshalb für Beketorpe noch eine andere Erklärung geben.

Urkundliche Nachweise:

1181 - Biketrope
1215 - Beketrope
1288 - Bekendorp
1301 - Bokedorp
1407 - Bekedorp
1527 - Bekendorff
später
Beckendorf
und Beckedorf

Da der Buchstabe e in Beke- vorherrscht, ist davon auszugehen, dass Beketorpe die ursprüngliche Schreibform war.

Weber leitet beck (auch bek) von dem altsächsischen Wort beki = Hügel ab. Der Beki aber war nicht irgendein Hügel, sondern derjenige, auf dem eine bedeutende Thingsstätte lag.

Berücksichtigt man, noch die archäologischen Denkmäler (Hügelgräber 1500 – 1200 v. Chr., das Hünenschloß aus sächsischer Zeit = die Hünenburg im Volksmund) und alle sonstige schriftlichen und mündlichen Überlieferungen kommt man zu der Erkenntnis, das Beckedorf nicht nach den einem Bach benannt ist.

Es ist deshalb davon auszugehen, dass der Hügel (beki), Beckedorf seinen Namen gab. Trope = Trupp oder Schar im altsächsischem Sprachgebrauch nach Jellinghausen.

Daraus lässt sich einleuchtend die Erklärung für die Frühform des Ortsnamens Ableitung.
äBeketorpe“ – eine Schar oder ein Trupp Bauern siedelte am Fuße des äbeki“, (Hügel)

Mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit bestand zu dieser Zeit schon der Hof zu Beckedorf.

Somit ist davon auszugehen das Beckedorf in der Zeit von 500 - 750 nach Chr. entstanden ist. Berücksichtigt man die Hügelgräber bereit 2.000 Jahre früher.

Quelle: Chronik des Dorfes Beckedorf - 1982

MfG
Reinhard Bahlmann

 

Name: Kay Hines Laging <k.laging@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-19
How did you find my website: forwarded by a Laging cousin
Surnames: Hines,Williams,Laging,Rhoten,Smith,Musgrove
Areas of Research: Ohio and Iowa
Comments:
I have enjoyed your website and hope to spend more time in it. Our Hines line, is most likely a derivation of Hins, or Heins, or Heinz.
Thanks for sharing this great website. Kay

 

Name: Richard Watson <rich.wat@cox.net>
Date: 2009-06-14
How did you find my website: linked from the Mahaska, KS website
Surnames: Short/Lowe
Comments:
I am Dorothy Watson's (Short)son. I am amazed at all the information and links you have put together. Thank you for all the wonderful family information.
 

Name: Robert E Lewis <r.lewis111@myfairpoint.net>
Date: 2009-06-06
How did you find my website: google search on Nelson W lewis
Surnames: Lewis
Areas of Research: Parents of Nelson W Lewis ( or Nelson David Lewis)
Comments:
Very nice web site on Washington Co KS.
I've been looking for Nelson W lewis (my ggreatgrandfather) for about 10 yrs.Apparently he also goes by Nelson David Lewis.I have most of the info on him and his kids, but nothing on his parents.
Thanks, Robert Lewis , NH

 

Name: Heath Seegers <hseegs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-04
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Seegers
Comments:
The Seegers letters that you have found are great. Friedrich is my Great-Great Grandfather. I have a hard copy of Johann Otto Seegers family and descendants. If there is anything I could help you with please let me know.
 

Name: Thomas Weisser <thomasweisser@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-02
Comments:
Do you know of any pictures of the bark Jeverland? My great-great grandfather came over on same from Bremen in 1854.
Thank You!
Thomas Weisser

 

Name: Linda Johnson <littlsweet1iam@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-29
How did you find my website: Looking for my friends Mom
Surnames: Lorena Yelm
Areas of Research: Lorena Shromer or Husband Paul Shomer
Comments:
My friend Diane lost her Mother in 1970, Her mom married a Paul Shomer, she thinks it may of been the same year. They lived in Geneva, She is not sure of the correct spelling of last name. Her brother thinks the stepdad hit her with a car in texas. The aunt drove from Il. and brought the three kids Back to Il. And Diane would like to find where her mother is burried. Thank You.
 

Name: Joyce Carol Hemry <jhemry@centurytel.net>
Date: 2009-05-12
How did you find my website: I've had it marked as a favorite for years.
Comments:
I am the daughter of Roy Gustaf Thomas. If you want/need his information, I will get it to you. Donald Roy Thomas, my brother, lives in Florida; Anna Zimbelman lives in Denver, CO; Beverly Loving lives in Plano, TX; Mary Jo Adams and I live in Columbia, MO. The H. Peter Thomas family has reunions every two years - hopefully, there will be one in 2010! My sister, Mary Jo Adams and I hosted the one in 2008 in Branson, MO.
Joyce

 

Name: Mhairi Patterson <mhairi@andrewswireless.net>
Date: 2009-05-09
How did you find my website: goggled Germany and then kept on checking various sites
Surnames: Hasse, Bake, Bolte, Meyer, Konnecke, Becker, Schokel, Schluter
Areas of Research: Stadthagen, Germany
Comments:
What fun and excitement I had and am having!

Thanks

 

Name: juna malkus <juna_malkus@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-05
How did you find my website: google search for georg heinrich blanke
Surnames: Blanke, Bauman, Fasholtz
Areas of Research: germany, Kansas, Missouri,Oklahoma
Comments:
A wonderful job, I quicly found the individuals I am researching and even a picture for the Blanke family.
 

Name: Jeff Sell <jeffs_been@msn.com>
Date: 2009-04-25
How did you find my website: Karen you know who I am, the Waverly Phoenix obit guy
Surnames: Pipho, Milius, Sell, Buenger,Bunger,Koch,Heise, Meier, Koelling
Areas of Research: Schaumburg, Kur Hessen, Germany
Comments:
Hi Karen,
Longtime no hear/talk to. I have taken a 9 year break from Genealogy to raise my family. I am getting back into it. Do you still have contact with Edwin Friedrich and Marion Wolfert?? I last had contact with Marion in Jan 2001. Are you still updating info on family group sheets? I may have some info for you. Later, Jeff Sell Cedar Falls,IA

 

Name: john bender <bnder747@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-04-17
How did you find my website: reseaching relatives on internet
Surnames: bender
Areas of Research: rodhiem germany
Comments:
louis bender westgate iowa was my great grandfather
 

Name: Mark Boevers <rules24@netins.net>
Date: 2009-04-17
How did you find my website: Jeral William Boevers (Father)
Comments:
Very interesting information, it's amazing records are kept that far back.
 

Name: Dorothy Swanson <dswanson@mchsi.com>
Date: 2009-04-13
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Hunziker
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Rev. Johannes Hunziker the 2nd pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church Crane Creek.
 

Name: Roberta Luecke <lukesladyny@aol.com>
Date: 2009-03-22
How did you find my website: searching the name Luecke on gogle
Surnames: Luecke
Areas of Research: Prussia Germany
Comments:
I'm looking for Heinrich Christan Frederick Luecke that was born in 1822 to Elizabeth? and came to the States? married Caroline Winters from alsace Lorraine france born in 1824, married in San Francisco in 1848-1850, any leads for me, thank you Roberta
 

Name: Melinda <pansonic@buzybee.co.za>
Date: 2009-03-18
How did you find my website: google "Maass"
Surnames: Van der Westhuizen Ne: Maass
Comments:
I'm very interested in finding out more about my anchestors as they probably immigrated to South Africa in the 1800's. Can only hope I'll find out as much as you have.
 

Name: Robert Bishir <bishir@att.net>
Date: 2009-03-15
How did you find my website: searched St. John Eagle Lake
Surnames: Langhorst, Schroeder, Unruh, Karstensen, Mueller
Comments:
Hi Karen, I was able to find family members of both my father-in-law and my mother-in-law on your website.
 

Name: Pat Williams <erc.Williams5932@damailbox.com>
Date: 2009-03-03
How did you find my website: Words of mouth
Comments:
I liked your site.
 

Name: Brian Gould <brian.b.gould@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-02
How did you find my website: Google search
Surnames: Bennett Gould
Comments:
I might be able to provide more information on the Lucille M. and John D. Bennett family (tombstone pictured in the St Peter’s Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle, Dixon Co, NE). I am their grandson. Please let me know how I may be of assistance.

 

Name: Janice Akre <jrn3357@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-01
How did you find my website: While searching for "Amt Hagen Hanover"
Surnames: Behrens
Areas of Research: Amt Hagen Hanover
Comments:
Written on one of my ancestors tombstone is
Born in Neuen Lande
Amt Hagen Hanover
Died April 21, 1877 aged 73 years.
I did a search on "Amt Hagen Hanover" and came upon your genealogy site. Nice site. (I feel the same way you do about Ancestry and losing control over your info).
On your site you had a photo of the Lutheran Church in Hagen. My ancestor was Lutheran and I would like to write the church for family records. Do you have the address or know how I can contact them?
Many thanks for your help.
Janice

 

Name: Mark Mortrud <markdwan@q.com>
Date: 2009-02-22
How did you find my website: Surfing my family's Iowa roots
Surnames: Lampe
Areas of Research: Cemeteries
Comments:
My Great Grandmother was Mary Lampe Beck. Her parents were Conrad and Louise Lampe. Her sister Lillie stayed in the Waverly area and married into the Brandt family. I was searching for a little more information on the Lampe family. Much of my information was found at Ancestry.com.

 

Name: bethanie sue gordon <whyrobin1031@#aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-18
How did you find my website: surfing web
Surnames: gordon, coddington
Areas of Research: chicago, Ill 4863 s.lake park ave
Comments:
Please help me find my father his last know address is up there and would like to tell him about my mothers death. she died of Ovarian Cancer and so am I and would like to let him know about her and self. please help me
thanks,
bethanie sue gordon

 

Name: paula hultgren <pmhultgren@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-02-17
How did you find my website: genealogy search Nenndorf
Surnames: Otto/Doepke/Bock/Wille
Areas of Research: Schleswig/Schaumburg/Pomerania
Comments:
Excellent resource! Thank you for sharing!
 

Name: Paul Hartman <rogue5602@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-29
How did you find my website: yahoo search
Surnames: Hartman, Blanchard, Schwartzenstein, Schutte, Kohlmetz
Areas of Research: immediate family
Comments:
You have a very nice site here. I wonder if you have any information of any Chickasaw County genealogy.
 

Name: Virlene Arnst <varnst@aol.com>
Date: 2009-01-14
How did you find my website: browsing for family history
Surnames: Mohling, Struckman, Neiderklein
Areas of Research: Apelern, Germany
Comments:
Thanks for the information you have on the Mohling (Moehling)family in the Apelern area. I am going to be visiting that area and Hulshagen area the first part of April.
 

Name: Betty Sunderlage Getzelman <brgetz@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-01-11
How did you find my website: Google search
Surnames: Harmening, Mensching, Schrage
Areas of Research: Illinois, Germany
Comments:
A few days ago I asked for information on the Harmening & Mensching families church records, then yesterday I discovered your links to Germany, and the one to Kurt Allan Hitzeman's "Families in Probsthagen". Thanks so much for providing your wonderful website, I will be able to take my genealogy back several more generations.
Betty

 

Name: Betty Sunderlage Getzelman <brgetz@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-01-09
How did you find my website: Google search
Surnames: Schrage, Harmening
Areas of Research: Illinois, Germany
Comments:
In 2002 I saw on Ancestry world tree, Buchmeier Genealogy, the following; Caroline charlotte Harmening, b 11 Dec 1827, her father Heinrich Moritz harmening b 6 Dec 1788, her mother Catharina sophia Leonore Mensching b 1800. Caroline is my Gr Gr Grandmother. Do you have any furthur information about this family? I would like to have church records etc. and thought perhaps you might have done the research. I would appreciate any information you can give me.
Thank you,
Betty

 

Name: Lothar Hitzek <lothar.hitzek@web.de>
Date: 2009-01-01
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Various
Areas of Research: Germany Schaumburg Hohnhorst Ohndorf
Comments:
A HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody!
A few days ago I went to the St. Martin church of Hohnhorst and took photos from the Ohndorf "SEELEN-LISTE" from 1824, where any person living in Ohndorf in the first half of the 19th century is documented.
If anyone is interested in a scan, please sent me the dates of that related person.

 

Name: Keith Dill <kdasso@woh.rr.com>
Date: 2008-12-27
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Henry
Areas of Research: John Henry Father Of David Henry Sr.
Comments:
Very informative. I am trying to go back further. I have letters from Josheph Henry to David Henry and a response letter to John Henry telling Josheph of David Henrys Death.
 

Name: Pamela <pdbeaudry@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-26
How did you find my website: through Ancestry.com years back
Surnames: Maass
Comments:
Thank you Karen for your help in locating information about our family tree. You are a wonderful woman to pass our family tree site address on to me. My brother and I are forever grateful for your hard much appreciated work. He and I can finally learn SOME info about our family. We can now pass this on to our children to carry to their generation to fill in more blanks. We are sending you one HUGE HUG!!!!Pamela Ann Maass
(Alexander 1st marriage -Beaudry 2nd marriage)

 

Name: Poul Stahlhut <p.stahlhut@privat.dk>
Date: 2008-12-19
How did you find my website: Google picturs
Surnames: Stahlhut
Areas of Research: Germany - Denmark - World
Comments:
Thanks for your great works, it have given me manny god times.I have all stahlhut´s in Denmark in my Stambook
 

Name: Dianne Gottula Gooch <Goochdl@aol.com>
Date: 2008-12-13
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Buethe Gottula Damm Webb
Areas of Research: Johnson County
Comments:
What a great site. I will come back and dig some more. Thanks
 

Name: Dianne Gottula Gooch <Goochdl@aol.com>
Date: 2008-12-13
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Buethe Gottula Damm Webb
Areas of Research: Johnson County
Comments:
What a great site. I will come back and dig some more. Thanks
 

Name: Lucy Lowe <lucyl@planetc.com>
Date: 2008-12-12
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Lowe, Packett, Haynes
Areas of Research: Lowe
Comments:
Hi Karen,
You look just like my cousin Linda, although I don't know that we are even from the same family of origin.
TC, Lucy Lowe

 

Name: Sandra Gruenewald <info@gruenewald-ladenbau.de>
Date: 2008-03-27
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Gruenewald Tegtmeier
Areas of Research: Germany Sisbeck Hannover Hameln Celle Bremerhaven Cassel Kassel
Comments:
I´m looking for details about my great-grandfather Heinrich Friedrich August Tegtmeier, called Harry Tegtmeier .
He was born 20 – 06 – 1885 in Cassel (today Kassel ) in Germany and emigrated to New York NY USA in 1922 from Bremerhaven in 1922 as member of the crew ( oiler ) of the ship vessel Hannover .
Ancestory.com has sources like social death index with SVN and mentiones that he died in Brooklyn 1980 .
Probably he also lived in Milford Orange Connecticut as well as Queens NY , Kings NY , Laurelton and Kew Gardens .


 

Name: donald biesterfeld <biest1045@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-03-20
How did you find my website: looking for my famly
Surnames: biesterfeld
Comments:
I was looking for my great, great grandfather, Heinrich Christoph Biesterfeld of Lindhorst, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany.
My address is 6n635 Essex Avenue, St. Charles, Ill. 60174. Phone Number: 1-847-695-4533.

 

Name: Michael Bock <Michaelus.Mann@gmx.de>
Date: 2008-03-15
How did you find my website: By accident
Comments:
It was so nice to see my grandfather`s house on your website! It is the place where I cut the grass once a week. It is house #9!

kind regards

Michael Bock

 

Name: Julie Riechers <jjrie3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-25
How did you find my website: on google
Surnames: my maiden name was Jaeger
Comments:
My husband's family is the Raymond Riechers family of Grant Park, Il very interesting web site. I work for the Village of Beecher and know alot of the Riechers' from Beecher which are related.
 

Name: Dennis Fieland <dfieland@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-20
How did you find my website: This would take some time
Surnames: Engelking; Leseman; Rinne; Winkelhake; Pauls
Areas of Research: Lake County, Indiana, and Will County, Illinois
Comments:
I have already found a great deal of information on this website. My research have resolve much of my wife's family on their Minnesota history. Her name is Mary Engelking. She is direct descendant of Henry Engelking, born 1804 in Meerbeck and George Leseman of the Zion UCC church in Lake County, Indiana. We have also been involved with the Elwell family that lived in Crete, Illinois. I do have a photo of the Engelking home in Meerbeck, Germany. But I do not any idea what number of the home in that location.
 

Name: Perry Lund <lundp@mac.com>
Date: 2008-02-19
How did you find my website: Google research on Haake-Doehring family
Surnames: Haake-Doehring-Brass-Drees
Areas of Research: Family History
Comments:
I am at a dead end with the Doehring and Brass side of the family.
 

Name: Robert Risner <rrisner@halltechinc.com>
Date: 2008-02-18
How did you find my website: worldconnect.rootsweb.com ref.
Surnames: Reisner/Risner/Reusner/Reussner
Areas of Research: Whole US, Germany
Comments:
Dear Karen - I'm also doing a y-DNA project and would like to make contact with any Reusner/Reussners that you know who share our interest in genealogy. My families original name was also Reusner. They are from Saxony-Anhalt. Pls. forward my EM address to anyone who fits this request. Thanks. - Robert
 

Name: Malcolm Nicholson <thenicholsons17@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-16
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: schweer
Comments:
I am in Australia and have some german ancestry.I am in possesion of a very old looking document(written in German) that is signed by a Johann Heinrich Schweer, and am trying to find out more about it. This may be a common name.I would scan and e-mail the document if you are interested or able to help
 

Name: Robert DeLong <rdbikerbob2@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-25
How did you find my website: surf
Surnames: Dilley, Flood
Areas of Research: Bremer county, IA
Comments:
I enjoyed the visit very much. I have a copy of a copy of the Tripoli ledger obit of Joseph F Dilley, 1930 if you are interested I will send it to you.

Bob

 

Name: earnst schuenemeyer <leonschuenemeyer@msn.>
Date: 2008-01-25
How did you find my website: browsing
Surnames: schuenemeyer
Areas of Research: reide germany
Comments:
should you find any other info, email me.thank you
 

Name: Dennis Deike <dbdeike@msn.com>
Date: 2008-01-11
How did you find my website: by researching the DEIKE surname
Surnames: DEIKE KROG GATHMANN BEERMANN/BIERMANN
Areas of Research: Germany -- Cook Co., IL -- Hannover Germany
Comments:
How can I locate others researching the same surnames, and geo locations thanks Denny Deike
 

Name: Sharon Lovell Gergen <sgergen@cox.net>
Date: 2008-01-10
How did you find my website: Searching for Peter Willmes
Surnames: Willmes, Seyler, Arensdorff, Engel, Kalmes, Homan, Streff
Areas of Research: Jackson Cty Iowa, Adams Cty Ne
Comments:
Interested in communicating with you - tho it looks like your Willmes family is Luthern and mine Roman Catholic. Would like to correspond with you
 

Name: Teri Hess <terihess@cox.net>
Date: 2008-01-07
How did you find my website: putting in a google search for Walter Schnelle
Surnames: Hess is my maiden and present name
Comments:
I just happened across your site when I saw many familiar Mahaska, Kansas names on the Google list. Since I grew up in Mahaska, it drew my interest! It isn't often I see information on Mahaska, Kansas. I just recently found out that Walter Schnelle passed away and was looking for his obituary. I will spend more time in the future and read through this. Thanks!
 

Name: Lothar Hitzek <lothar.hitzek@web.de>
Date: 2008-01-05
Surnames: please look below at comments field
Areas of Research: please look below at comments field
Comments:
Hi, it´s me again. I´m sorry, but at my first sign in surnames and areas of research are not complete, so watch out, here they come:

My Fathers ancestors surnames: Becker Dörner Gottwald Hitzek Kastner Prause Rohrbach Schmoranzer Wietek

My Fathers ancestors places: Getmold Grünborn Hartau Hohnhorst Kaiserswalde Kronstadt Langenbrück Lewin Niedersalzbrunn Obersalzbrunn Ohndorf Rückers Sandberg Stadthagen Trekadorf Tscherbeney Waldenburg-Altwasser

My mothers (Stemme) ancestors surnames: Auhagen Bartels Bruns Dormann Engelkings Freise Freysen Hage Hattendorf Lages Matthias Meier Pfingsten Redeker Reineckings Roehler Schaefer Schäfer Schrage Schroeder Seehausen Stemme Steuber Stille Stüber Thuernau Völker

My mothers ancestors places: Algesdorf Beckedorf Haste Hohnhorst Idensen Kreuzriehe Lindhorst Ohndorf Ottensen Rehrwiehe Riehe Riepen Rodenberg

Any questions? Please contact me!

Thank you for your patience!

 

Name: Lothar Hitzek <lothar.hitzek@web.de>
Date: 2008-01-05
How did you find my website: searching for church records in Schaumburg, Germany
Surnames: (Deep breath ...) in alphabetical order fathers family: Becker Dörner Gottwald Hitzek Kastner Prause Rohrbach Schmoranzer Wietek
Areas of Research: (Another deep breath ...) in alphabetical order Father: Getmold Grünborn Hartau Hohnhorst Kaiserswalde Kronstadt Langenbrück Lew
Comments:
I´m German, but I´ll trie it in English:

This is really a great site! Karen, you´ve done a wonderful job, hope you continue! I´m sure you´ll do!
This crazy web-world: Parochial registers, photographs and reports from my neighbourhood just around the corner - on an american website!!
Ancestry research is so very exiting, unfortunately I started quite late about two years ago, now I´m 55 y. o. My father died in 1984, so I have to ask the www. ...

Greetings from good old Schaumburg, Germany, and a happy new year to all of you, espezially to you, Karen!

 

Name: Jan Huxhold <huxhold55@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-01-01
How did you find my website: searching for Deckbergen Germany
Surnames: Huxhold
Areas of Research: any
Comments:
We are travelling to Germany this year and are hoping to find the location of the Huxhold family. Also interested in searching if ther aare any family left.
 

Name: johnkiel <jkiel1@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2007-12-22
How did you find my website: on line google
Surnames: kiel
Areas of Research: elgin and hannover/winzlar
Comments:
I have been finding information from your website. My ggg grand father is Friederich Kiel and my ggg grandmother is Friederike Buerhmann married in elgin 1856. I have been trying to find their birth records in germany for over 30 years, with little success. I found an entry on a ships list the Hansa traveling from Bremen to new york in 1846 showing friedrich kiel 16 and friederike buerhmann also 16 from winzlar. can you help me place them in germany and maybe find the names of their parents. thank you. I would appreciate it if you can help.
John Kiel Ormond Beach Florida

 

Name: Clint <clintdunn@msn.com>
Date: 2007-12-21
How did you find my website: searching for information on the othling families
Surnames: Othling
Comments:
I have been trying to find any and all infromation i can on Freda Othling, born Thayer Nebrask abt 1893. I believe her siter to be Olag Othling born 1898 and cousins to be William Othling born 1892 and August Othling born abt 1893. Any infromation on the Othlings would be greatly apprecatied.
 

Name: jo meyer <gengeeheide@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-20
How did you find my website: years of practice doing so
Surnames: schroder
Areas of Research: luneburg, uelzen,
Comments:
I have some family from your area or at least I think I do. Recently Porth came out with a new book about the area of Wriedel and Schatensen. I have been debating today whether I should purchase it. I probably will not be able to resist. It is about eight major families. I would imagine it has your schroder for sure. Today I am browisng to see if I can figure about lombard or lemont illinois Schroder family/Stein/Seil. thanks Have a good day. jo
 

Name: Margo <mdhuguet@juno.com>
Date: 2007-11-13
How did you find my website: Found it a long time ago..
Surnames: Wilharm, Claus, ladage, Klemme, Piepenbrink
Areas of Research: Will County, Illinois and Bremer County Iowa
Comments:
I am sorry to hear of your loss. These times are always hard on families and you are in my prayers..
 

Name: Gloria Lehman <glorik47@aol.com>
Date: 2007-11-11
How did you find my website: My sister Gladys Thorp in Lansing, Mi.
Surnames: Behrens, Flentge, Frank
Areas of Research: Hohnhorst & Richtenberg, Germany
Comments:
This is wonderful, just started looking. Can't wait to find out more. Thanks so much for all this work you've done.
Gloria

 

Name: Cherri Barton <victorylane2000@msn.com>
Date: 2007-11-10
How did you find my website: Search
Surnames: Niemeyer
Areas of Research: Just Looking
Comments:
I am looking to check into my German heritage. My families are both German. Father's family is Niemeyer and Mother's family is Gremmels.
 

Name: Ronald Schumacher <schumacherra@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-10
How did you find my website: family tree magazine&will co.ill geneaology search...g
Surnames: Schumacher/Heine Bremer,Wilkening,Hartman,Guirtz
Areas of Research: Illinois & areas around Hannover,Germany
Comments:
I just want to thank you for your great work and research. It has helped me alot in my research that my father started in the 1970-1980 before he died.He left me with lots of notes and a basic tree mostly mainline.
 

Name: Plaggemeyer, Imke <imke_pla@yahoo.de>
Date: 2007-10-19
How did you find my website: by google
Surnames: Plaggemeyer / Schulenberg
Areas of Research: lower saxony, all USA
Comments:
Great site. I found it by searching PLAGGEMEYER by google. If anybody has any information about PLAGGEMEYER or PLAGGE(N)MEIER, PLAGGEMIER please send me a mail. I'm trying to find open connections in my ancestor tree in 17-19th century. THANKS
 

Name: Lisa <springtime859@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-15
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Ruthenberg
Areas of Research: Brandenburg,Germany to Muscatine,Iowa
Comments:
Hello, I have found alot of info on my family and know they immigrated from Germany to US in 1872.
Place of origin was Kutzerow/Prenzlau do you know if this is a town? Some of the family list being born in Brandenburg in 1830 & 1831. My Great Great grandpa was born in 1872 and immigrated that year to US. This family settled in Muscatine,Iowa.

 

Name: Ray Gunther <raygun2@optonline.net>
Date: 2007-10-09
How did you find my website: by googling
Surnames: mensching
Areas of Research: Birthplace
Comments:
There are Menschings who did not immigrate from Schaumberg to the Great American prairies, but stayed in the NY Metro area. One of them, Carl Johann Mensching, b. 3 Mar 1862, arrived in 1882 and married my grandfather's older sister, anna Catharine Elisabeth Guenther in NYC on 14 Aug. 1885. His brother Georg Ernst Gottlieb Mensching, b. 13 Jan 1865, arrived few years later. They brought over later an older brother, Heinrich.
 

Name: E. Green <degpag@aztecfreenet.org>
Date: 2007-10-07
How did you find my website: Dumb luck
Surnames: Green
Areas of Research: Indiana, Ks, Ne, Io, Mo
Comments:
I am trying to find the paarents of John Davis Greenb 1831 Indiana, m Mahala Wheeldon. Civil War soldierentitled to land out west. Wife became sick and diednear Washington, Ks. William J. (Jasper) Green wMary Kerr Green is shown buried, perhaps in Haddamor Mahaska. William is the son of John DavisGreen and his second wife Lousia Beeson Green. I would like to have a copy of the obits or cards for these two and perhaps you or someone could help me with research. Thanks
 

Name: Cindy Burgess Page <pinbally@bellstexas.com>
Date: 2007-10-06
How did you find my website: surfing
Surnames: William Henry Gibson Mary Gower
Areas of Research: Gibson Gower Cole
Comments:
www.fanisland.com/family
www.bellstexas.com/myfamily


William Henry Gibson ( 1867)& Mary Ann Gower (1869- 1928)
thanks for letting us sign your Gibson family guestbook.

 

Name: Rae Couppee <raelcoup@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-27
Comments:
My condolences to you and your family my prayers are with you and your family at this time of great loss. May God be with you
 

Name: Tracy Williams <tracyawilliams@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-09-25
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Otte/Gade -> Schroeder -> Frankforter
Comments:
Wow, always great to find a relative! I'm actually from Lincoln originally, and my dad, Don Frankforter, still lives there. Now living in Olathe KS, and researching both sides of the family tree. Don was the son of Archie Frankforter and Mary Anne Schroeder, who was the daughter of Catharine Sophia Otte, daughter of Johann Otte and Catharina Gade.
 

Name: NormaJean (Richart) Hedlund <shyotternjh@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-10
How did you find my website: though ancestry looking for info on my great grandpa Herman C Kolle
Surnames: Kolle
Comments:
I am very impressed with your page. It is obvioius you have put alot of time and effort into it. I am still new to alot of this but am learning. I know Herman was born in Germany and his wife was Lipertha C but no last name. His enlistment file gives his birthday as Jan. 27, 1873 in Germany. His daughter Elsie Frieda was my gramma. Again, your careing really shows.
 

Name: Jim Young <djyoung@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-08-19
How did you find my website: On Google
Surnames: Gottfried ConradTegetmeier
Areas of Research: Hannover Area
Comments:
My wifes fathers name was Tegetmeier, and his great grandfather went to England from Germany in about 1790 to 1810. We would love to find some data about his family.
All the Tegetmeier's in England are related.

 

Name: Nancy Jirash <igginsere@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-08-03
How did you find my website: Googled Will County Genealogy
Surnames: Leverenz,Oechslein,Bollman
Areas of Research: gtgrands in Wheatland,Will,IL
Comments:
I am going to try and contact you through your email address to see if you have information regarding how I might access/do research in the Wheatland,Will county Zion Evang.Lutheran church records.
You have a wonderful research collection, here!
Thank you, Nancy J.

 

Name: William Senne <wmkw@msn.com>
Date: 2007-06-28
How did you find my website: visited before
Surnames: Senne
Comments:
Thanks again for the great help you have been to me in finding different people. Again this visit wasn't any different you do a great job and keep up the good work.
 

Name: henry ebeling <zingboogie@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-13
How did you find my website: relative
Surnames: dierking
Comments:
good work im just starting to try to find relatives i googled conrad ebeling and up came your site i would love to find offspring of heinrichs siblings espiescially ricke{fredericke}
ebeling, married a schumacher - hank ebeling

 

Name: Liz Smith <jamescid@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-06
How did you find my website: google search for Stege
Surnames: Stege, Ricker, Meszaros, Meixner
Areas of Research: Amt. Lauenau, Germany, Hungary
Comments:
Great work!!
 

Name: john kiel <jkiel1@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2007-05-31
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: kiel/ buehrmann
Areas of Research: winzlar hannover/ elgin illinois, lost nation iowa
Comments:
i just discovered this site. i am hoping to find the records of my gggrandfather, friederich kiel and my gggrandmother friederike buehrmann. i found a record of them with a different spelling of their name on a ship record "hansa" in 1852. they were both 16. i am just beginning to search your site.
thanks,
john kiel

 

Name: Wolfgang R. Elliott-Thun <wolfusa2000@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-05-31
How did you find my website: Helping a friend from Germany to find relatives of him.Wm.Meier,6 girls, 1 boy ar.1900
Surnames: Thun, Treichel
Areas of Research: West Prussia, Lower Silesia
Comments:
Thanks for your beautifull work. I'm glad that I found your HP. As above mentioned I'm looking for a Wilhelm, Wm. Meier (or Meyer). I got a letter from Port Orchard, with which he informed his family about his girls and his son Hermann.
I got a Census too reg. this family, will mail it sep. to you.
Best regards and god bless
Wolfgang

 

Name: Deri 'Struckmeier' Bennett <dscartier@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-03
How did you find my website: Researching my Struckmeier Ancestry
Surnames: Struckmeier, Krentler, Vette, Scharnhorst
Areas of Research: Finding Germany family trees of these families
Comments:
You have a very well done impressive site. Your work is outstanding. I'd certainly appreciate any suggestions for best sites for further study...
Any suggestions to find related info on your site, I did find the Charlotte Struckmeier pages with the pictures etc. Your pages, have so much in common with connecting information I have gathered in bits and pc's.
I know Struckmeier,came to Illinois before Civil war probably 1853-ish. Fought in war, maybe went back to Germany returned then went to what became, Stella, WA ...somewhere in there he became married to Wilhelmine Krentler,...and she and her family came to WA as well, with possible her Uncle???, Christian Scharnhorst...I've found Krentler's did come from Segelhorst and Antendorf....If you have further little bits of info, pls let me know..I would appreciate. Deri

 

Name: PAT WEST <PAT.WEST@COMCAST,NET>
Date: 2007-04-26
How did you find my website: SURNAME SEARCH
Surnames: SIGWALT
Areas of Research: LONG GROVE, WHEELING TWNSP.
Comments:
WONDERFUL JOB.
 

Name: karen rowe <corkbabe55@yahoo.ie>
Date: 2007-04-24
How did you find my website: i typed in my name
Comments:
hi to my namesake,i am karen rowe from ireland,well i married into the rowe family,
 

Name: Bill O'donnell <odomi@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-03-27
How did you find my website: google on Schwend
Surnames: Schwend, Blum
Comments:
Nice to see the listing from St. Peter's in arlington heights. Michael Schwend was one of the founding deacons. He was my gr gr grandfather.
 

Name: Joyce Bacon <Sleepyowl@kconline.com>
Date: 2007-03-18
How did you find my website: Family member sent me your website
Surnames: Coonrod, Bacon
Areas of Research: General
Comments:
Love keeping up with what you have found. My husband's grandmother was Theresa Coonrod daughter of Peter Coonrod. Peter was the son of Mathias Coonrod and brother to Caspar Coonrod. We follow the Ft. Wayne, Indiana line. Thanks for a very nice website. Joyce
 

Name: Nicole Lantz <ScoobyDont033@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-18
How did you find my website: Searching through Ancestry.com Family Trees
Surnames: Lantz,Sczymczak,Helmer,Hitzemann,Seegers,Koeling
Areas of Research: Currently Helmer,Hitzemann,Seegers
Comments:
As a "newbie" to geneology, your site has given me a TREMENDOUS amount of information and leads to my ancestors! THANK-YOU for all the work you have done and for making it so easy to navigate through your site. Your a "newbies" dream come true!
 

Name: Tracy Brandt <tracy_brandt@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-11
Surnames: Brandt, Biesterfeld, Schirmer and more- Probsthagen, Ottensen
Comments:
Your website has helped me immensely over the years. (I'm rather sporadic at genealogy.) Thank you for the tremendous amount of effort you've put into "our" families in Germany, Illinois, Minnesota.
 

Name: Helen Kesinger <hkesinger@classicnet.net>
Date: 2007-03-11
How did you find my website: googling First St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 1301 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL
Surnames: Meinhardt, Meinhart, Minehart, Scherer, Hertha, Mueller
Areas of Research: IL, KS, MN, IA, CO, Sachsen, Germany
Comments:
Your website is the best family website I have ever seen! I admit I'm a bit envious. Okay, a LOT!!! I was hoping to find an ancestor in one of the Chicago churches, but have not yet. Gr-gr-grandmother Wilhelmine Scherer (2nd husband's surname SCHERER. First husband's surname MEINHARDT) died in Chicago in 1879 at 59 Burling St. Her son Theodore H. MINEHART committed suicide in 1892 at the Hoffman House, 2422-2432 Prairie Ave, Chicago, where he was the proprietor. P.S. You are an inspiration to fellow genealogists. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Jo Eve Beethe Ellig <ellig@prtel.com>
Date: 2007-02-16
How did you find my website: Todenmann, Germany search
Surnames: Beethe
Areas of Research: Mattson, Ganung, Medberry, Locken, Fladeland
Comments:
Your site was a joy to my sore searching eyes! I've looking for Todenmann, Germany, where my Beethe ancestors came from - wanting to know more about the land and what was there.
 

Name: Nancy Plagge <plaggena@uvsc.edu>
Date: 2007-02-16
How did you find my website: searched google for Bertha Siefert
Surnames: Plagge, Taege, Fritsch, etc.
Areas of Research: Illinois Indiana, Iowa, etc
Comments:
your website is fantastic, a real resource to folks like me. Thank you so much for doing such a great and beautiful job.
 

Name: Julie Bemis <bemisjulie@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-09
How did you find my website: my great, great Gr'ma, Engel Marie Desenisz was born in 1848 in Hohnhorst Germany
Surnames: Desenisz and Pfingsten
Areas of Research: Ancestry.com
Comments:
Would like to find out more information about my Great, Great Gr'ma and Gr'pa married 4/6/1906.
 

Name: Richard Bullock <osceolabul@tri-lakes.net>
Date: 2007-02-04
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Rowe
Areas of Research: Bullock Genealogy
Comments:
Karen: Am looking for the parents of Anna Rowe (born about 1760) & Richard Bullock (born about 1760). They were married in 1782 in Camborne. Have their children & can trace them all the way here to Missouri. Just can't get anything from 1782 back. My great-grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Bice, was born in Dodgeville, Wi. in 1859. She married Richard Bullock in 1879 in Houghton, Michigan. We may be related in some way. Appreciate any help you could render. Thanks. Richard
 

Name: Lawrence Jenewein <jenewein@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2007-01-30
How did you find my website: I remembered you from a few years ago
Surnames: HUE, STEEGE, BECK, SEEGERS
Areas of Research: Will and Cook Counties, IL and Lake County, IN
Comments:
It's been a while. Just rediscovered your site and must complement you for the terrific job you've done. It has helped me clarify and add to the info I already have.

Thanks, Larry

 

Name: PHYLLIS MOTSINGER <motrac@lexcominc.net>
Date: 2007-01-24
How did you find my website: surfing the web
Surnames: MOTSINGER AND HONBAIER
Areas of Research: INTERNET AND LIBRARY LEXINGTON NC
Comments:
NEW TO GENEALOGY BUT I AM HAVING A GOOD TIME READING ABOUT ANCESTERS.
 

Name: Pat Freeman <jen8756@aol.com>
Date: 2007-01-22
How did you find my website: search
Surnames: Edwards,Boles, Bowles,James,kiger,Eudy
Comments:
I was looking at the 1850 Stokes co census to connect the other Edwards Families that lived close to my Edwards, and I noticed that William Edwards lived next door to Squire. If I am not mistaken William married Charity Darnell(have came across different spellings). Is it possible that William was also a brother to Squire? Thank You, Pat
 

Name: Norman Guiling <nguiling@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-01-20
How did you find my website: searching for lowe
Surnames: Lowe
Areas of Research: Arkansas
Comments:
Great sight. My grandmother was Ella Jane Lowe and Married John C. Guiling in Arkansas.
My web sight is www.guiling.org

 

Name: Marcia Bedigrew <stresstomax@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-17
How did you find my website: looking for Sondergaards on ancestry.com
Surnames: Sondergaard, Sondergard, Fiene, Zoller
Comments:
Hi! I am the granddaughter of Niels Sondergard and Alma Fiene. I check back every once in a while to see if you have more info. that I am looking for. You have a GREAT site, thanks. Marcia
 

Name: Debbie Unruh <dunruh@russellks.net>
Date: 2007-01-14
How did you find my website: looking for my aunts obit Philys Grubbs
Surnames: Grubbs,Graff,Cook
Comments:
I to remember Lowes grocery, Jr filling up a sack of candy for me, my brother and sister. Visiting the Hendersons and playing crocet (sp) feel free to email me if you like, I don't have to much history but would like to know more. Debbie
 

Name: Les Dannenfeldt <dax865@adelphia.net>
Date: 2007-01-11
How did you find my website: Google search for info.
Surnames: Stubnatzy, Meyer
Areas of Research: 1850 Census for Cooper's Grove
Comments:
I found your site very informative and interesting.
 

Name: Melody Nowaczyk <melodynow1@msn.com>
Date: 2006-12-21
How did you find my website: web search for Reifschneider
Surnames: Reifschneider
Areas of Research: Volga River, Russia
Comments:
I am researching my German grandmother (Elizabeth Reifshneider), Whom was born in a German colony along the Volga River in Russia. She immigrated to the US during the early 1900's, Married John Schaffer and lived most of her life in Flint, Michigan. Any information would be helpful. (I have more background information but due to a recent move, it is not yet at my disposal).
Thanks, Melody (Schaffer) Nowaczyk

 

Name: Marvin Bowman <marvbowman@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-12-10
How did you find my website: don't recall, it's been in my favorites for a while
Surnames: saispair anderson johnson bowman teebken suhr leu
Comments:
Hi Karen I drop by your site periodically to see if anyone with common ancestors has been by. Your site gets more impressive each time I drop in. Glad to see you got Pam's pictures of the Saispairs and Johnsons up. Wish I had more time to browse through all you have here. Best wishes Marvin
 

Name: Judy Bailey <Jeckgall@aol.com>
Date: 2006-12-02
How did you find my website: name search
Surnames: Wehrmann
Comments:
I am a descendant of Frederich Wehrmann (1826-1901). His son, Henry August Wehrmann (1855-1952), who was also a brother of Frederich Wehrmann (1851-1925), was my great-grandfather. My grandfather, Henry August's son, was Adolph William Wehrmann (1893-1975); his daughter, Mildred Irene Wehrmann, married Robert Bailey, and I am their daughter. My mother, Mildred, is still living and she remembers the Wehrmanns from Beecher. She was born in Zion, Illinois.
 

Name: Paige Buchmeier <paigey_b05@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-18
How did you find my website: I googled buchmeier
Comments:
Thank you, Karen, for putting this out there for the family to see. I'm Doyle's daughter. At the present time, I'm living in Knoxville, TN. and was feeling a bit homesick and nostalgic. I was curious as to what I might find by googling Buchmeier and was delighted at what I found. You have done a stellar job at compiling photos and information. It must of, I'm sure, taken a good deal of time and I hope you received nothing but positive feedback from the clan. Just a footnote...you brought tears to my eyes when I saw the photos of my grandpa Darrel. I was just a small girl (4 yrs. old in fact) when he passed, but I do remember that day. I also remember it was the first, and one of the only, times I had seen my dad cry. We were at the viewing at Gerdes funeral home, I believe it was. At any rate, I'm sure you'll also be pleased to know that I intend to print several of the pictures for myself and my future children... God willing!
 

Name: Lori Carrier <ljcarrier@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-11-04
How did you find my website: Typed in "First Immanuel Chicago"
Comments:
No response necessary. Just bored and looking up items. My husband was pastor of First Immanuel in Chicago for 10 years. We just left there last December. It is a great church and has a lot of great members. It was fun to see it on your website.

I put together a DVD of pictures going back as far as we had pictures for the church's 150th anniversary. We have an extra copy, if you would be interested.

My husband and I are from Omaha. Both sets of parents still live there. Go Cornhuskers!

Blessings,

Lori

 

Name: John Stewart <johns2rt@charter.net>
Date: 2006-10-25
How did you find my website: Searching
Surnames: Too many
Areas of Research: Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, NY, NJ, PA, IA, NE, KS, etc.
Comments:
Feel compelled to compliment you on your web site. It is wonderfully done! One of the best I've ever seen.

Thanks for sharing.

Jack

John M. Stewart
Grand Island, NE

 

Name: Joan Bishop <JoanBishop3410@Junno.com>
Date: 2006-09-12
How did you find my website: Looking up Prenzlau, Germany
Surnames: Daebel, Haase
Areas of Research: Kutzerow & Rittgarden, Germany Kries Prenzlau, Brandenburg
Comments:
Dear Karen,
I enjoyed your site. My family came from Germany to Illinois and Wisconsin. Last October my son took me to Germany for my birthday. It was a trip of a lifetime.We stayed in Prenzlau but visited the towns where my family were from. Kutzerow and Rittgarten. We visited all the old churches it was great.I love geanealogy and am always looking. Sincerely, Joan B

 

Name: Bob Marchant <marchantr@t-online.de>
Date: 2006-09-09
How did you find my website: Sent to me by another researcher
Surnames: Simmons, Bartell, Rowe, Goninan
Areas of Research: Julia Ann Rowe 1829-1860 b. Cornwall
Comments:
Julia Ann Rowe was my grandmothers grandmother.



 

Name: Patti <pattilee@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Grages, Wilkening, Wassmann
Areas of Research: Will County (Beecher, Crete)
Comments:
Howdy, cousin!
I wanted to thank you for posting your research! A google search on my great-grandfather's name, Emil Grages, led me to his obituary on your page. My grandmother is the 3-year-old daughter mentioned. My mother had never seen this article, and we found the write-up to be especially touching.
Thanks!
Patti

 

Name: Carol Natschke Harner <htinkerbelltwo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-06
How did you find my website: yahoo looking for Fred Luecke
Surnames: Luecke, Wilkening,Natschke
Areas of Research: IL, IN, Germany
Comments:
I have never seen such a web sight. It is wonderful.
 

Name: sharon Kooi <skdtkooi@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-08-27
How did you find my website: Dana George
Surnames: Schmeckpeper/Seebade
Areas of Research: Germany, IL,,Pender & Northern, NE
Comments:
You have a wonderful site. It will help me a lot for tracking down my family in NE
 

Name: Jean Rushton <jeanrushton@prodigy.net>
Date: 2006-08-21
How did you find my website: someone told me
Surnames: Weiderman/Widerman and Brynk/Brink
Areas of Research: Prussia,MA/MI/ Poland,
Comments:
I have been going through your site, and it is awesome.


 

Name: Terry Rowe <ww1250@dragonbbs.com>
Date: 2006-07-14
How did you find my website: google
Comments:
Hi, we are the Rowe's from Va. Very nice family you have. Just wanted to say hello ya'll are from way out west but ya'll still Rowe people, there's a bunch of us over here just wanted to say Hi.
Terry Rowe

 

Name: Leana <leanak@mogalecity.gov.za>
Date: 2006-07-11
How did you find my website: Was looking for my fiance's (Chris Tiedt) Ancestors
Surnames: Klue
Comments:
Please inform me of Tiedt's living in South Africa
 

Name: Gary A Mischke <gmischke@msn.com>
Date: 2006-07-01
How did you find my website: Google "Karen Rowe"
Surnames: Korthauer, Mischke, Schaber, Dieck, Larsen, Opsata, Medhus, Beckman, Belling, Wilson,
Areas of Research: Ohndorf, Pr. Eylau in East Prussia
Comments:
Your site has grown since I last visited it some years ago. You and Edwin Friedrich were a great help to me in linking my Korthauer Family from Will County, Illinois back to Ohndorf. My family links back to Behrend Hattendorf through Engle Maria Sophia Duhlmeyer (b. 5 Jan 1803) who married Johann Heinrich Christoph Korthauer (b.10 Aug 1807)my great-great grandfather. Thank you very much for your good work! Gary Mischke
 

Name: Alice Nadeau <anadeau@tm9.net>
Date: 2006-06-18
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Boedecker , Spangenberg
Comments:
I'm enjoying the information, and general beauty of your web page. My son Christopher Noel Boedecker is a descendent of Heinrick L Boedecker b.1831, thru Henry Boedecker b. 1865, thru L.C. Boedecker b. 1899, Kieth Coy Boedecker b. 1929
 

Name: Sarah Wedemeier <saralee_58@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-17
How did you find my website: searching the web for my husbands ancestors
Surnames: criddle, bauer,wedemeier
Comments:
Thank you for letting me search your pages.
 

Name: Rosemarie Myers <whmyers@cableone,net>
Date: 2006-06-15
How did you find my website: Cyndi's List
Surnames: Ludke/Luedecke, Bartel(s), Schmidt
Areas of Research: Gramzow, Prenzlau, Perleberg, Schoenfeld(t) - Germany
Comments:
I was so happy to find someone else researching the Prenzlau, Germany area. Especially enjoyed the church pictures.
 

Name: Don Caton <smak04don@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-13
How did you find my website: Google search "robert Caton & Orange county, ny"
Areas of Research: fun genealogy
Comments:
Looks like a lot of fun, hard work and love goes into your search. Another source has Robert Caton, jr married 3-4 times, and had 16 children. Your note provided one of the wives' name and 3 children. In www.rootsweb.com look at John Dean Caton, b.1812 in Monroe, Orange County, NY
regards - Don Caton

 

Name: Ingrid Reule nee Senne <ingrid.reule@t-online.de>
Date: 2006-06-13
How did you find my website: a friend gave me the hint and sent me the link
Surnames: Senne
Areas of Research: Schaumburg- Lippe, Raderhorst, Jössen and other small villages
Comments:
Dear Karen, yesterday a distant relative sent me the information concerning my ancestor Cord Hinrich Senne that came from you. I told a friend about that and she rummaged in the web and found your website. I am admired and I know how much work you had to create this website.Wonderful!
 

Name: Ingrid Reule nee Senne <ingrid.reule@t-online.de>
Date: 2006-06-13
How did you find my website: a friend gave me the hint and sent me the link
Surnames: Senne
Areas of Research: Schaumburg- Lippe, Raderhorst, Jössen and other small villages
Comments:
Dear Karen, yesterday a distant relative sent me the information concerning my ancestor Cord Hinrich Senne that came from you. I told a friend about that and she rummaged in the web and found your website. I am admired and I know how much work you had to create this website.Wonderful!
 

Name: Lynn Myers Cunningham <lynn-cunningham@redwoods.edu>
Date: 2006-06-01
How did you find my website: List board
Surnames: Rankin, McIntosh, Hanrahan, Dooley, Dickinson, Gibbs
Areas of Research: Montana, Nebraska, Michigan, Quebec, Ireland, Scotland
Comments:
Your site is very nice looking and easy to navigate. I appreciate the work put into it. I have not purused it extensively yet but will do so. All of us interested in the genealogy and past of our ancestors have such a great comraderie and are most often so helpful to others. Thank you for your help. Lynn Cunningham, Eureka, California USA
 

Name: Gerd Oltrogge <info@wob-oltrogge.de>
Date: 2006-05-23
How did you find my website: from Gary Oltrogge
Comments:
Very nice Homepage !

Greetings to Gary

Gerd Oltrogge
Homepage: www.wob-oltrgge.de

 

Name: Gary R Oltrogge <mustang@n-connect.net>
Date: 2006-05-20
Surnames: Oltrogge, Steege
Comments:
Karen,
Just back from a month in Germany Great trip. Met and stay with Oltrogges in Horston, the origin of all Oltrogges in Germany (They trace them back to @ 1528 but believe they came from the Netherlands before that, not relly a German name). Have many photos of that area if anyone is interested. I will compile as much of my heritage using Family Tree Maker.

Gary R Oltrogge

 

Name: NGBADA <OKOMUGU2006@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2006-05-16
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: MUMU MUGU
Comments:
My mothers mom was a Conrad, she was the daughter of Leanard Filmore Coonrod(Conrad), who married Elderado Dickens..they are decendants of Peter Coonrod who was married to Catherine?
 

Name: Sharon <lanie4484@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-06
How did you find my website: search
Surnames: coonrod, conrad, dickens, matthis, martin
Areas of Research: ancestry.com
Comments:
My mothers mom was a Conrad, she was the daughter of Leanard Filmore Coonrod(Conrad), who married Elderado Dickens..they are decendants of Peter Coonrod who was married to Catherine?
 

Name: RUSSEL Hubert Bernard <hb.russel@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-28
How did you find my website: by accident
Surnames: Hubert Bernard
Areas of Research: genealogy
Comments:
I would like to research if there is a connection between your family history and mine.
The information about my family goes back to 1630 in germany-Andernach.

 

Name: mary wheeler <cwpwheel@webtv.net>
Date: 2006-04-22
How did you find my website: doing wheeler genealogy
Surnames: Wheeler
Areas of Research: westfield ny
Comments:
i am interested in the Laura wheeler mcclintock that married thomas McC....do anyone have any info or photos of her???? mary wheeler
 

Name: ermine payne <tutytp@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-04-17
How did you find my website: searched for Schaumburg Lippe
Surnames: Buchten; Kuker;
Areas of Research: Steinhude; Neustadt am Rubemberg
Comments:
Wonderful site !!
 

Name: Vernon Lee Edwards Jr <Vernon42nc@msn.com>
Date: 2006-04-09
How did you find my website: surfing
Surnames: EDWARDS
Areas of Research: Sandy Creek Township, Franklin or Warren county North Carolina
Comments:
My great granfather was (JW) James William Edwards born 1844 NC He married Nannie C Marshall born 1845, They are in the LDS Census 1880 Sandy Creek ,Franklin NC (family history library flim number 1254963, na film number T9-0963 page number 546-c. I cannot find any more information on jw edwards parents? he and his wifes parents were born in north carolina. My grandfather was James N. Edwards 1874-1953 who lived and died in Farmville,NC My dad was Vernon Lee Edwards Sr 1910-1978 died in Newport News VA. You have a great site. Vernon L. Edwards Jacksonville Fla.
 

Name: Janet Sewell <jms906312msn.com>
Date: 2006-04-02
How did you find my website: Yahoo
Surnames: Klaus, Klauss, Katthof, Kallthof
Areas of Research: German Ancestors
Comments:
Great Website! Thanks to your website I was able to fill in gaps by searching St. John Lutheran Church Index 1879-1894 and found the batism dates of my Great Aunt's Anna Minna Bertha and Dora Catherine Maria Klaus.

Your website is very users friendly.
Thank you so much!
Janet from Southern California

 

Name: Jean Pickett <jpick96805@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-01
How did you find my website: Rootsweb
Surnames: Niedert, Voltmer, Thiesen, Rabe, Meier
Areas of Research: Will County, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana
Comments:
Haven't been to your site in many months, and was amazed at all the information available. I will certainly visit more often!
 

Name: Jay Davis <jay.davis@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-04-01
How did you find my website: google
Comments:
Thank you for a great site. My father was born and raised in Mahaska, John Davis. I had an uncle ,John Edwards who married my dads sister, Ruby Davis. Do you by any chance have any information on the Davis family in Mahaska. Thank you for any information. Jay DAvis
 

Name: Peg Biever <pjbiever@att.net>
Date: 2006-03-30
How did you find my website: Thru Google
Surnames: Rankin, Storms, Dickson, Oakley, Schul, Kunkel, McConaughy
Comments:
Thanks for the look into your web site. Not the same branch, but probably the same tree!
 

Name: Lillian Leseberg <lilx4@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-03-27
How did you find my website: googled my name
Comments:
I saw that you had something about my grandfather George and my father David and my great aunt Lillian. I would love to hear from you in regards to this. I would love to be able to help you as it would help me build my family tree for my children and my nephews. Thanks. Lilli
 

Name: Sue <susbltn2001@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-27
How did you find my website: ILL/Will Co website
Surnames: LOHMANN/SING/VOSS/GROSSKLAUS
Areas of Research: I am just beginning my search
Comments:
I am very new at this. I have located the names of some of my ancestors, but haven't found anything like headstones, baptisms etc. Your site has been the most informative! Thank you!!
Sue

 

Name: Lyn Mergen Essman <familytreeclimber60@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-25
How did you find my website: Your mom gave me the address.
Surnames: Buchmeier, Schroeder, Fangmeier
Comments:
Hi, Karen----
I don't remember that we ever met, but your mom gave me a lot of the info on the Buchmeier's that I have. I recently got back into family research and wrote your mom earlier this week. She emailed me and gave me the address for your
website. Lyn

 

Name: Rolf G. Krogmeyer <arch.krogmeyer@arcor.de>
Date: 2006-03-16
How did you find my website: by searching HEINEMANN
Surnames: Heinemann
Comments:
Hi Karen,
my GGGrandfather, Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Krogmeier, born 19.5.1822 at Koenigsfoerde, ev.-luth., married at 28.11.1853 at Aerzen
Melusine Caroline Justine Heinemann, born
5.5.1827 at Selxen, ev.luth.
You came across this name?
Thanks in advance and kind regards
Rolf G. Krogmeyer, Isernhagen/Hannover/Germany

 

Name: Carl Rinne <Crinne@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-03-15
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Rinne, Metz On the german side, Wendover and wyant
Comments:
The Rinne cemetary. Can you give me more info on it.

Thank you

Carl

 

Name: Ina Strehlow Cannaday <inaruth@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-12
How did you find my website: Have been here several times.
Surnames: Borchers, Brandes, Blume, Luebke, Moeller, Stege
Areas of Research: Anywhere related to family names
Comments:
Great site; and very helpful. Notice new Email address for me.
 

Name: Jim Russel <savuti@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-03-06
How did you find my website: Google, past experience
Surnames: Russel, Hitzeman
Comments:
Karen, Your site and diligence are amazing. Thanks for all that you have done.
 

Name: Edith Sly <HustadSly@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-05
How did you find my website: Steege search via Google
Surnames: Bruns, Oltrogge, Steege, Stumme
Areas of Research: Bremer county, Iowa
Comments:
Great stuff! Thanks for all the work you've put in. <br> <br>Edie <br>P. S. You might want to change the wording of "How did you found my website:" <br> <br>Thanks again.
 

Name: Dennis Deike <dbdeike@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-27
How did you find my website: by searching surname DEIKE
Surnames: DEIKE / KROG
Areas of Research: cook cty, ILL / MINN / Sonnenbrostel, Hannover, Ger
Comments:
Grace Gathmann suggested I contact you about research in germany.--- are you aware of a person that took over research for a Mr. Willi Stetler ? if so would you forward his adress to me thank you Denny Deike
 

Name: paul schropfer <pauljess@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-26
How did you find my website: punched up my last name
Surnames: schropfer,hirsch
Comments:
being the only schropfer in the queens,brooklyn phone book all my life,i was suprised to find other people with my surname,rare as it is ,in all places ,casper wy
 

Name: Hartmut Scheffler <hartmut.scheffler@web.de>
Date: 2006-02-22
How did you find my website: visit of my website
Comments:
Interessant, wer in der Welt Hohnhorst kennt! Ich kümmere mich um die Webseite der Martins-Gemeinde und habe in der Statistik entdeckt, dass jemand von dieser Seite kommend die Hohnhorster Seite geöffnet hat (Die Browser petzen...). Wer das war kann ich nicht herausfinden. Soll ich einen englisch-sprachigen Teil in der Homepage anlegen? Würde mich über einen email-Kontakt freuen. Gottes Segen <br> <br>Hartmut
 

Name: Jim Schmidt <jimbevschm@cox.net>
Date: 2006-02-22
How did you find my website: googling for information on Grossenrode
Surnames: Pape
Areas of Research: Pape, jaschen, graening, oltrogge, steege
Comments:
This is one of the many times I have visited your wonderful website. It continues to evolve in a great way. I marvel at the amount of information that you have organized here.
 

Name: june williams <shewiliams@webtv.net>
Date: 2006-02-21
How did you find my website: kinder conections
Surnames: lowe
Areas of Research: ok.-ark--ks.
Comments:
i'm looking for my grandfather. but it seems he is no where to be found! i know he came from ark. and was in ww1 born march 1900 married to ella stiles he was buried in kansas. his wife died and left him with 2 little girls the stayed with family in kansas for a while
 

Name: Terry Kott <terrykott@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-19
How did you find my website: googled Coopers Grove
Surnames: Kott,(Cott), Guenther
Areas of Research: Coopers Grove, Blue Island, Bremen Township
Comments:
I was just browsing and gleaned some useful info from you about my Kott ancestors. THANKS! - -Terry Kott -Kalamazoo, Michigan
 

Name: Reese Druckenmiller <rerdner@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-18
How did you find my website: through ancestry.com
Surnames: Erdner, Halvorson, Rauschenberger, Reichers
Areas of Research: Reicher/Rausenberger family tree
Comments:
I am the great-great granddaughter of Lena Reichers and Bernhard Rauschenberger, and the great granddaughter of Leona Schinke and Carl Rauschenberger.
 

Name: Gary Oltrogge <mustang@n-connect.net>
Date: 2006-02-09
Surnames: Oltrogge, Steege
Comments:
Karen,
Due to a failed hard driveI lost my address book and have been lax about my geneology work. I want to trell you again how incredible your site is and let you know I will be sending more photos of the Bremer, CO ,IA Cemetaries etc when weather permits. We will be spending a month in Germany this April-May and I will do some visiting in the Bad Nenndorf area. I have found Oltrogges there using the DE phonebook site. Will take photos and attempt to gather other info. If you have any specific requests please let me know and I will do the best I can.
I will also take much info from your site to show people there. Did you know the British after WWII used Bad Nenndorf as a horrible interigation site? Big scandle. Info on the web. Thanks again for your incredible work.
Gary

 

Name: Kelly Robert Rowe <kellys_roomservice@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-29
How did you find my website: google.ca
Surnames: Rowe, Mackenzie, Cowell
Comments:
Hi!
I am writing to you from Toronto, Ontario. Originally, I am from a rural community in the Niagara region of Ontario (Dunnville, to be exact) and my family has been there since the mid 1800's or thereabouts. Have you had any branches of your family tree that lead to southern Ontario? Just a quiry...
Nevertheless, email me if you know if your 'Rowe' name has connections to Milford Haven, Wales. Thanks again, kelly

 

Name: Denise Zlab <denisezlab@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-01-28
How did you find my website: surfing
Surnames: Zlab
Comments:
I am at the very beginning of trying to trace my family history on the Zlab side. I know my Grandfather, Kenneth Zlab, lived in Mahaska for a time and my dad, David Zlab, was born there. If you have any suggestions on where I could find more info, I'd appreciate it. I noticed that a page on this website contained my grandpa's name and a page number. What would that be in reference to? Thanks. Denise Zlab
 

Name: STEVEN R. COONROD <NONE>
Date: 2006-01-26
How did you find my website: PUT MY NAME IN
Comments:
I LIVE IN DECATUR IN. WONDERING IF RELATED??
I HAVE NO WEB SITE IM IN SCHOOL.

 

Name: Robert Reimler <bob@starpoint.net>
Date: 2006-01-19
How did you find my website: Eva Royal
Surnames: Reimler, Haag, Klenzmann
Comments:
All three names came from Bremer Co. and I have geneology data for each family. What a wonderful site and sight.
 

Name: Dorothy Kehe <kkehe@niia.net>
Date: 2006-01-13
How did you find my website: googled KEHE
Comments:
NOticing your site I am trying to figure out how you are related to my husband. Frederich august Kehe is his great, great, great grandfather. My husband Ken's grandfather lived in Palatine, Illinois. We only had as far back as Frederich August Kehe's son, Frederich. So I was very excited when I noticed the dates that I had matched up with Frederich Christopher. I even have the same picture of the church in Germany. Would Love to correspond . Dorothy Kehe Valparaiso, Indiana
 

Name: Arley L. Rankin <Acoil1@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-11
How did you find my website: Surfing
Comments:
Was nice seeing your site. The Rankin pictures you show are of my great grandmother Ethel Rankin and my grandfather Oscar Rankin with his brother.
 

Name: Kathy Froehlich <gkfro@mchsi.com>
Date: 2006-01-04
How did you find my website: Google: looking for family obits. in Iowa
Surnames: Buesing, Koelling,Knief,
Areas of Research: Looking for any information on Buesing/Koellings
Comments:
I spent my whole night reading your wonderful site! I learned a lot about German names......lol. How do you keep them straight? My Greatgrandmother's name was Sophia Dorothea Caroline Koelling Buesing...!!!! Is that common for Germans to have so many names??? On top of that I see that a lot of names are repeated in the family. This has to be so hard in looking up names! I applaud you and your work. I have done lots of family history but this seems so hard with all of these repeated names and trying to keep them straight.
I have family roots in Westgate,Fayette co. Iowa. My Grgrandmother ran a hotel in Westgate Iowa and I am trying to find an ad or photo of the hotel. It has been torn down since the late 50's. I see you had lots of names from the Westgate cemetary. Do you have a connection in that area? I would like any information that you would have on Westgate.
I thank you for the wonderful time you gave me tonight with all your information you have provided to us.
I do have a book on the koelling and Knief family if you are interested or if anyone else is.
Thank you again, Kathy Froehlich

 

Name: Jeffery Bartels <jbartels3@neb.rr.com>
Date: 2005-12-27
How did you find my website: Searching for Stadthagen
Surnames: Bartels/Laue and Bartels/Bose
Comments:
My ancestors were Friederich Christian Bartels, first son born November 27, 1830 at Meerbeck Nr. 9 to Colons Hans Heinrich Bartels (born October 19, 1802 @ Nr. 12 Hulshagen) and Engel Marie Eleonore Laue (born 1802 Nr. 9 Meerbeck) who married August 20, 1829 in Meerbeck...and his first cousin, Anne Sophie Dorothea Bartels who was born March 30, 1837 at Hulshagen Nr.12 to Tonnies Heinrich Bartels (born January 27, 1797 @ Hulshagen Nr. 12) and Engel Marie Leonore Bose (born February 11, 1804 from Nr. 1 Lauenhagen)who married November 6, 1823.
Friedrich Christian and Sophie were married at the church in Meerbeck on January 14, 1855. The left with five sons shortly after March 4, 1869 for Beecher, Illinois. There they had 2 more sons and 2 daughters before homesteading to Saline County (Tobias)Nebraska in November, 1878.

I am very impressed by your we page and numerous links, such as the map. It is also interesting to see the cemetary photos from Ohiowa and Immanuel Lutheran, Daykin. My mother was raised and married at Immanuel, Daykin.

 

Name: William Pump <aabbeedog@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-12-24
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Pump, Fulda(grandmothers)
Comments:
My aunts and mother have gone back serveral generations, and some information seems to be simular. Our family is mostly in Iowa. One great uncle in Colville, Wa. The most info is around Jesup, Ia. contact me if you like.
 

Name: tom pranger <tompranger@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-11-29
How did you find my website: surfing
Comments:
i found your website very interesting
i sent info to sisters helen and pat ,who are in gen.

 

Name: Kathy Weichel <tkweichel@usadig.com>
Date: 2005-11-28
How did you find my website: Looking for ancestors
Surnames: Matthews
Areas of Research: Family lineage
Comments:
Thanks, does this site list the names of all those buried at Cub Creek cemetery?....Looking for information of Austin W Matthews who was an uncle to my Great Grandmother.... He first settled around Cub creek in 1868? Thanks....Kathy
 

Name: Bette Tatge <bitatge@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-11-26
How did you find my website: Looking up Tatge Plum on Google and found your site
Areas of Research: Tatge
Comments:
Your name sounds familiar. A few years back I think my husband Dave and one or two of his brothers stopped by to see you when they were traveling around looking for Tatge Information. We live in California. He has also been to Germany looking and did find a home that had Tatge over the doorway. Lost track of your e mail and am happy to have found you again. Your site is wonderful. Dave has not had much time to do research lately as he is quite involved with his work. Hopes to get back at it some day.
 

Name: Emil Schwerdtmann <Richs111@msn.com>
Date: 2005-11-25
How did you find my website: search on my last name
Areas of Research: interest in our family
Comments:
My GGG grandfather was Theodre Schwerdtmann He had a son who move to ST.Louis To run Schwerdtmann toys there He had a son My great grandfather who came to Philadelphia to run FAO schwartz (more relatives) in PA. We have remained here in this area ever since. However we must still have some ties to you since I have other family members in Batimore The Grey's.
 

Name: Richard W. Scherer <rdscherer@mindspring.com>
Date: 2005-11-15
How did you find my website: RootsWeb.com
Surnames: Eckart, Roever, Buhr, Lutterloh
Areas of Research: Washington Co., Kansas & Germany
Comments:
Karen,
So many of the surnames in your genealogy and my wife's ancestry are the same. Her Eckart's & Roever's come from Washington Co., Kansas, in particular, Hanover, Washington and the Hallenbeck Pony Express station area. As a matter of fact, one of her aunt's was born on the grounds of the Pony Express station.
Henry Christoph Roever, Sr., her great-grandfather, born 08 May 1835 in Germany, died 06 October 1906 Washington, Washington Co., Kansas. He married a Sophia Maria Lutterloh in 1862. Henry Roever, Jr., Married a Dorothea Marie Buhr, 15 February 1889. Many of the names are the same and so is the area's but as yet, I haven't found a connection to your Roever's, other than what I have stated.

Richard W. Scherer
Topeka, KS

 

Name: Nancy <nlbokhoor@msn.com>
Date: 2005-11-12
How did you find my website: Searching for info on Prenzlau, Germany
Surnames: Kraatz, Paul, Hint, Bovenizer and other variations
Areas of Research: Churches & Cemeteries for Kraatz Family
Comments:
If you have any information that would help me to located churches and cemeteries in the Prenzlau, Prussia/Germany area, I would appreciate your assistance. My 3rd great grandmother, Marie Elisabeth Kraatz came to America here on the SS Howard in 1856 & we have not founf any information on her husband. We are curious to find out if he passed away there before coming. Thanks! Your website is quite exceptional and you've put a lot of effort into it. Good luck in your continuing efforts.
Sincerely, Nancy Bokhoor

 

Name: John Wasserstrass <jdwasser@inwave.com>
Date: 2005-11-11
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Meierhoff, Wasserstrass, Tredup
Comments:
I have just started, and found a tree for Meierhoff leading
to Schaumberg Lippe. I am amazed by the amount of info
available online. Thanks for making this fine collection
available!

 

Name: Carolyn Ellis <cje4177@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-08
How did you find my website: Typed in Kukkas, Russia @ yahoo
Surnames: Englemann
Comments:
My great grandfather was George Englemann from Kukkas, Russia, I know he had family in Michigan. My grandmothers name was Katherine Englemann Thompson, she 2 brothers George and John, sisters, Alma, Elizabeth, Marie, and Helen.
Some of your names matched up to my family stuff. The family immigrated through Balimore and eventually to Lincoln, Nebraska then to Bayard and then to North Platte.

 

Name: Amy Hohnhorst Duff <kaduff@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-04
How did you find my website: Google Hohnhorst name
Comments:
I've seen the Hohnhorst town sigh before. One of my cousins? whent there about 12 years age and brought back pictures of it to show at a reunion if Ohio. Was that you? My Grandfather Woodrow Walje Hohnhorst passed away Jan. 2005.
 

Name: Donald R Grempler <Gremplerbalt@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-27
How did you find my website: Google search for Grempler
Areas of Research: Doing some mild resurch on grempler
Comments:
You have done a excelent job on your sight my famly is from Germany as well or so it apperars as many web hits are stories or reports in German any info you have I would be very gratfull for.
 

Name: Jan Pardikes <jjlpjlp@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2005-10-21
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Engelking,Von Rehren,Rinne,Elwell.Sena & Hugget (my mother)
Comments:
I can`t add to your family ancestry. My earliest found Engelking ancester was Heinrich(Henrich)







My ggg-grandfather was Heinrich(Henrich)Ernst Engelking.
He was born in Meerbeck, Germany in 1770. While I don`t find any common names in our ancestries, I was delighted to read your family site.Our genealogy search was done by others of my generation and in Ancestry.com. There was no record found of Heinrich`s parents or siblings, so we only have his direct line. Who knows, how many other Engelking`s in our line. Thank you again for making your family genealogy available to other Engelkings. Jan Pardikes






 

Name: klaus schlieper <schleeps@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2005-10-13
How did you find my website: by looking up bokeloh
Surnames: schlieper
Comments:
my grandfather was a mayor in bokeloh i think in the 60s he also worked at the mine i spend my school holydays there ilive now in australia regards klaus schlieper
 

Name: Gary R Oltrogge <mustang@n-connect.net>
Date: 2005-10-12
How did you find my website: looking for info on Oltrogge family
Comments:
Your site has been very useful. Thanks. Just curious, but how did you garner so much info on families not related to yours?
A curiosity; My my grandmother was Hulda Oltrogge beorfe she was married to my grandfather John W Oltrogge . They say they were not related.I'm just begining to work on this but you have given me a good start. Any hints to help the process/

Gary

 

Name: Ruediger Schulz <ruediger@poczta.onet.pl>
Date: 2005-10-12
How did you find my website: google:"Pohle"+"Moeller"
Comments:
My mother is Helga Schulz from Pohle. Later on I´ll investigate this part of my family, I didn´t yet come to an end with "Schulz" (lot stauff to do). I was surprised to see this website so far away in the USA ...

Regards

Rüdiger Schulz

 

Name: Birgitt <bbrand@nvvonline.de>
Date: 2005-10-08
How did you find my website: I'm searching by google
Comments:
Hello, I am german an my birthname is Everding. I was born
at Bad Eilsen and therefore I read very interesting your
Information about the Everding-Family.
Excuse me, my English is no good - long time ago I learn
it at school.
Lovely greetings

 

Name: Alyssa Sand <alyssas15@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-06
How did you find my website: A distant relative
Surnames: Thisius, Brandt
Areas of Research: Germany, Norway
Comments:
Your research is fantastic! I'm new to this so I'm still learning the tricks!
 

Name: Nicole <goujat@gmx.de>
Date: 2005-10-05
How did you find my website: google
Comments:
Hello Karen!
You have a nice picture on your frontside! The sign is from my homevillage. My parents house is standing 100 meters from this sign. You stay in Wörderfeld for holiday?
If you want me to wright an E-Mail...pleas kontakt me at goujat@gmx.de
thanks and greats to amerika!!


 

Name: jody worrall <jworrall@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2005-10-02
How did you find my website: surfing for Almena lippe
Surnames: hagemann, dohmeier, rosenmeier, moller,westphalen
Areas of Research: iowa nebraska,colorado & idaho
Comments:
Very interesting site, much more information on Lippe, Hannover & other places in that area. I am researching my grandfather's family they came from several of the towns in that area. MOst of the family that I know of settled in Nebraska & Iowa, many of them came west into Idaho by 1900.
 

Name: Mary <quilt_crafter@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-01
How did you find my website: Search for "Lowe" of Scotland
Surnames: Lowe
Comments:
Great site! Still looking...Josiah Lowe, emigrated from Scotland before 1852, need his parents names, not listed anywhere so far.
 

Name: Diana Matheny Jones <treehound@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-09-13
How did you find my website: cruising for info on my Gr Grandmother Lillie Stier
Surnames: Stiers, Stier, Stire
Areas of Research: WV
Comments:
I have started a myfamily Stier, Stire site and would like very much for you to join us,,,,, and would love to hear from you to compare notes on our Stier connections!
 

Name: John Meier <jhmeierjr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-12
How did you find my website: www.genealogy.net
Surnames: Meier, Simonsmeier, Rehmert, Prekel, Wellhausen
Areas of Research: Schaumburg, Lippe & Detmold
Comments:
Hi Karen, Liked your info very much. My gggrandfather, Carl Friedrich Meier was from Krankenhagen and his wife, Wilhelmine Christine Simonsmeier was from Langenholzhausen. Thanks, John
 

Name: Jennifer Oberweis <Jennifer.Oberweis@oberweis.com>
Date: 2005-09-12
How did you find my website: Google Search
Surnames: Banser, Saller
Comments:
I believe that we might be relatives! I would be interested to know where you got your info on the Banser family and how you were able to verify the accuracy of the info.
 

Name: Walter & Joan McElligott <wmcauth07@juno.com>
Date: 2005-09-10
How did you find my website: checking on peotone church
Surnames: BLENNERHASSETT, BOVENIZER, FITZELL, LEE, MCELLIGOTT
Areas of Research: Co. Kerry, Ire.
Comments:
Beautiful page, congrats.
Walt

 

Name: Ina (Strehlow) Cannaday <inaruth@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-09-01
How did you find my website: Knew Hornhorst town of ancesters
Surnames: Borchers, Brandes, Blume, Lubke
Areas of Research: Your website & St. Martin Church records
Comments:
Delighted to find ancestors of which I knew next to nothing until recently. Still searching for Strehlow & Winters lnes, probably Pommeranian area of Germany.
 

Name: Patricia Ash <lpash@msn.com>
Date: 2005-08-31
How did you find my website: Will ILGenWeb
Surnames: SIEFKER, MEYER, ADLER
Areas of Research: Will County, Illinois
Comments:
We are tracing Hulda ADLER Siefker, who was the wife of Wilhem ADLER, and the mother of Louis, William, and Maria SIEFKER. Louis and William Siefker, married sisters, Louisa and Maria "Mary" Meyer, respectively.
Hulda ADLER Siefker's father, J. Friedrich ADLER, named her in his 1893 will which was probated in Goodhue County, Minnesota. The distribution of the estate gave her residence as Will County, Illinois.

Hulda ADLER was the younger sister of my g-g-grandmother, Mary Louie ADLER Collier who married, and lived, in Champaign, Illinois. The ADLER family emigrated to the United State, landing at New York, 15 July 1852, on the Bark SIDONIA.

I have had contact with you before in that my husband's g-g-grandmother was Wilhelmine WEDEWARD Gerner, the sister of Caroline Luise WEDEWARD Pothast of Bremer,Iowa.

Your pages have been immensely helpful in woring on the Will County, Illinois research, as were the POTHAST, Bremer, Iowa pages in the past. Thanks so much for wonderful work.

 

Name: jerry heldman <jheldman@centurytel.net>
Date: 2005-08-22
How did you find my website: looking for Rohden on the internet
Comments:
My great-great-great grandparents were born in Rohden in about 1800
 

Name: Jan Goodberry <jlrg1@juno.com>
Date: 2005-08-16
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Cramer (Reifschneider)
Comments:
My grandmother was Amy Cramer, daughter of George, I think. Second marriage? I'm just excited to find someone with the same roots!

My mom has done lots of research, I'm busy raising children right now.... She does have copies of some of Randolph's papers from his time in the Civil War, if you're interested. I find them fascinating!


 

Name: Kristie Andrecht <Kristieandrecht@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-31
How did you find my website: Yahoo Search engine
Surnames: Andrecht
Areas of Research: My geneaology.
Comments:
I found some great links of places that happen to be close to home home. Very Neat.
 

Name: John Ross <cjross55@ilandnet>
Date: 2005-07-25
How did you find my website: e-mailed to me from sharon speigle
Surnames: McClintock- Gray
Areas of Research: Thomas Mcclintock, Polly McClintock, Thomas Gray
Comments:
Very nice website. Thanks
 

Name: Michelle Virtue <doepkm@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-23
How did you find my website: browsing my maiden name for geneology
Surnames: doepke
Comments:
Hello Karen, I was excieted to find your web site.I've been trying to find what I can on my maiden name which is "Doepke" I see your from Lincoln, I live here in Douglas Wyoming. Well I hope you can EM me back and maybe we could swap info! Thanks Michelle Virtue
 

Name: Anita <auntnital@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-20
How did you find my website: Looking for info on Schroeder surname
Surnames: Schroeder/Stroud
Comments:
I was just browsing thru your site and was reading the questions. The question with the reference to Turkey Creek. There is a river/creek named Turkey Creek. I do not know where it originates or ends but it does flow thru Saline county. I am familiar with the part of Turkey Creek that flows thru Wilber, Nebraska. Do not know if there was an actual town by the name of Turkey Creek, so I am wondering if the reference you found was to the actual creek named Turkey Creek.
 

Name: Steve <steveh1@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-12
How did you find my website: googled my brother Kurt Hitzeman
Comments:
enjoyed the German research presented, Thank-you for the postings and pictures.
 

Name: norman jung <Jungnandb@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-09
How did you find my website: keep seeing references to it
Surnames: Jung, Koelling, Kregel, Seidler
Areas of Research: genealogical research
Comments:
I have found various helpful references to Koelling info and if I combine that with some of the stuff that Howard Piepenbrink publishes, it will help. Also Paul Davis has been of great help with Jung family connections in Lake County IN
 

Name: Cheryl Carter Williams <willnet1@airmail.net>
Date: 2005-07-03
How did you find my website: browsing Boepple name
Comments:
Karen: How exciting to find your web-site. My father was Lester J. Carter, Jr. His parents were Bertha Regina Boepple and Lester J. Carter, Sr. Bertha was sister to Carl Boepple who was married to Alma Schweer. I remember visiting with Carl & Alma when I was a child, as they lived across the street from my grandparents. When I say "across the street," I mean the dirt road outside of Covington, OK, which I call Boepple Road! There were Boepple farms on both sides of this road for a few miles. What a childhood we had every weekend visiting our relatives. I just loved Carl & Alma, as did my Daddy. He recounted stories of living with them every summer to help harvest, as Carl & Alma had three girls: Marlene, Karen, and Norma. Even though they lived about 1/8th of a mile away, he lived with them so they could rise early and work all day! Daddy loved Carl and Alma, telling us they were like parents to him. I still keep in touch with Marlene, who lives in Edmond, OK as she was a close friend to my Daddy. Mom & Daddy graduated from Covington schools, having been classmates with all Boepple cousins! What a closeknit family! Norma married Glen Hileman and the two of them were Mom & Daddy's best man and matron of honor. If there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact me at willnet1@airmail.net. Have a great day, Cheryl Carter Williams
 

Name: Pat Crimmel <taproots@scattercreek.com>
Date: 2005-07-03
How did you find my website: Looking for information on Apelern & surrounding areas
Surnames: Weidemann - Hattendorf - Boercke - Griese - Paul
Areas of Research: Lyhren - Apelern - Riehe - Soldorf
Comments:
I have very recently and quite by accident found my Weideman/Weiderman (and a number of different spellings)came out of Lyhren, came through the Port of New York and settled in Chicago, then out of Palos, Illinois.
 

Name: Carol York Tubbs <carol@brookswilliamson.com>
Date: 2005-06-30
How did you find my website: yahoo
Surnames: Rohe, Steege, Behrens, Luecke
Areas of Research: Crete and Beecher, Illinois
Comments:
I happened upon your site through Yahoo by typing in my mother's paternal grandfather's name. Fred Rohe was a Major of Crete at one time, and reading some of your research was like my family's who's who. I am looking forward to reading more and showing my mother. She will be tickled pink.
 

Name: Yvonne Coonrod <evieandphil@infogen.net.nz>
Date: 2005-06-13
Comments:
Have just found your webpage and am excited for Phil
We have been married nearly 3 years (another marriage for Phil) and he was living in
Australia and has 4 sons.I see you have a record of that.
But I am going to surprise him tonight when he gets home from work and show him all this amazing information on his
family generations.We are living in New Zealand now and I will certainly make some more contact with you a little later as I have to rush right now.
God bless you.....Yvonne Coonrod

 

Name: Jason Eric Tatge <jtatge.crittercontrol@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-06-11
How did you find my website: Tatge google search
Surnames: Tatge
Comments:
Thank you for the info on your site. It helped me trace my ancestors back to Riepen, Germany, and a family home there, Riepen #34. Christopher Tatge was my great, great grandfather. I am descended from his son William.
 

Name: Mary Hart <maryhart@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-06-06
How did you find my website: RootsWeb
Surnames: Bock
Areas of Research: Campbell Hill, Illinois, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany
Comments:
My ggrandfather William Henry Bock immigrated to US from Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany to Campbell Hill, Ill as a young man of 17. Was separated from his brother in New York so the story goes. Am trying to find the rest of the family in Germany. Great links and info. Will return.
 

Name: Carol (Bergmeier) Hofmeister <chof2459@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-06
How did you find my website: Searching for info in Will County
Surnames: Guritz, Bergmeier
Comments:
I like your website - very informative. I am relatively new to this genealogy information.
 

Name: Jason Pohler <jaybee70@localnet.com>
Date: 2005-05-06
How did you find my website: just browsing
Surnames: gottleib Pohler
Areas of Research: birthdate,family.his fathers name
Comments:
My name is jay pohler and i live in Huntington,Indiana. I would like to know more about my great,great grandfather Gottleib pohler who originated from germany in 1800s and moved to indiana. I would like to know more about my anscestry, sincerely Jay Pohler
 

Name: stacy <jeffstacytelck@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-05-05
How did you find my website: renzelman obituaries
Surnames: renzelman
Comments:
we are having a renzelman reunion this year in laird colorado, july 16 and 17. i would really like any information i can get for a family tree that my son (11) and i have been working on. if your interested in the reunion, we would love to see you. thanks stacy (renzelman) telck...conrad side of family
 

Name: Beverly Jean Sprecher Laseke <ALLaseke@juno.com>
Date: 2005-04-15
How did you find my website: Kirsten Klein
Surnames: Laseke
Comments:
We have genealogy info on Laseke family--gathered by my (deceased) father-in-law: Alfred Henry Laseke, Sr., son of Henry Laseke (20 Jan 1876 - 18 Mar. 1950) and Elizabeth Hutfilz. He would have been so happy to see all the ancestor information you share on the website. He couldn't get much information from before the family came to U.S.
 

Name: Wulf Rothermund <WulfRothermund@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-12
Comments:
Ortschaften die den Namen in Ihren Listen nachweisen scheint es bei Euch nicht zu geben?

Suche Rothermund aus Germany Hannover um 1800 und Ostpreussen 1800 - 1950
Suche Eltern und Geschwister von Anna, Katharina Allerheiligen *6.2.1851 in Bruchhausen +14.10.1910,
verheiratet mit Friedrich, Dietrich, Franz Holze *16.1.1849 +1938, Windmühlenbesitzer in Wechold, Kreis Hoya, mein Urgrossvater, Vater meiner Mutter. Der erste Vorname ist bei uns der Rufname; bzw. ist der Vorname auch unterstrichen.
Suche Geschwister von Friedrich Holze, vor 1875 geboren, in Kirchenbüchern dokumentiert.
Suche Johann Kunze, verheiratet mit Johanna, Chaterine, Henriette Effe *ca. 1787
Suche Eltern von Emma Franke *24.7.1858 +19.4.1934
Vater Johann Franke, Mutter Elisabeth Albrecht, Raum Braunschweig


 

Name: Kirsten Klein <kklein@mstar2.net>
Date: 2005-04-09
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Laseke
Comments:
You have done a wonderful job researching!!
 

Name: Debra McGregor <dkmcgregor@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-08
How did you find my website: researching my family history Fischer
Surnames: fischer
Areas of Research: Christian Fischer, Waseca, MN born Dec 20, 1836
Comments:
My great grandfather came from Pumptow, Pommern, Germany. Does anyone know where Pumptow is located? I believe Pumptow to be in Kreis Pyritz county,but I can not locate a 1860's map of German counties.
 

Name: Debra McGregor <dkmcgregor@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-08
How did you find my website: researching my family history
Surnames: Biesterfeld, Ackemann
Comments:
Do you have a mailing address or telephone number for the St. Godehardi Church of Beckedorf. My brother, my husband and our families are going to visit the church in May 2005. I'd like to make arrangements to meet with some of the church staff/historians when I visit.
 

Name: Douglas Cotant <dlcotant1947@msn.com>
Date: 2005-04-06
How did you find my website: I typed "Cotant Family Updates in the Address Bar
Surnames: Coutant/Cotamt
Areas of Research: All areas
Comments:
I want the person whose email address is: hscotant@paulbunyan.net if she needs any information, or would like to share any information on the Coutant/Cotant Family; I am from Highland, Ulster County, New York and presently live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 

Name: Ina R. Cannaday <inaruth@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-03-27
How did you find my website: Grandfather from Hohnhorst, Germany
Surnames: Borchers, Strehlow, Jackel, Winters,Luebke, Blume, Brandes
Areas of Research: Info. from Marie Mueller & Herb Borchers in CA
Comments:
Exciting information posted on your site re: my relatives: Borchers, Blume, Luebke
 

Name: Joan Copeland <JCope46670@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-26
How did you find my website: Roots web
Surnames: Gentry, Barrett, Hays, Thompson
Areas of Research: Ky., Sc, Ms, Tx
Comments:
I enjoyed the photos so much. I have an elusive Gentry.
Christopher C. Gentry, aka C.C. Gentry. I have a lot of info on him, but can find no siblings or parents.

What is the name of the cemetery in Richmond, KY.? I have a cousin that lives in Richmond and I'm hoping I can cajole him into taking some pics.


 

Name: Gernot Mueller <gfm35@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-24
How did you find my website: We exhanged mails in 2001
Surnames: Knake -Knoke
Areas of Research: Kolenfeld + Hohnhorst
Comments:
Hello,
in Dec 2001 you sent me a long list of family group sheets of the Knake family. I could not find the relation to my family Knoke from Kolenfeld. Now I found the link:
Cord Heinrich Christoph Knake born 12/07/1776 in Kolenfeld is the brother of my GGG-father Johann Heinrich Christian Knoke, born 19/09/1768.
Parents: Cord Heinrich Knoke and Engel Dorothee Bock
For more information please write me.
Greetings from Britanny
Gernot Mueller

 

Name: Jane Hix <janehix@cox.net>
Date: 2005-03-23
How did you find my website: I just typed in Wedergren who happens to be my Great-Grandparents
Surnames: Larson, Saispair, wedergren
Comments:
I've been doing geneology for a few months now, and I decided to do a search for Wedergren. My Great-grandparents are Andrew and Carrie Wedergren. My Grandmother was Carrie and Andrew's daughter Nellie. My mom has a book that was written about the famiy, and I saw some of the same photos on your website. I'm so impressed with the extent of your research! My Mom's cousin is working on another book. Her name is Rosalind, and she resides in Fremont. My friend & I were so excited to see this, since she is trying to put all of her research together, and she would love to put it into a similar format. Do you have any suggestions on how to begin? What software program would she need to puchase? I would love to know your relationship to my great-grandparents. If you have any free time, I would love to hear from you. I reside in Omaha.
PS, every Oct., the Sunday closest to Grandma Wedergren's birthday, we have a family reunion in Oakland, Ne. This is done in honor of Great Grandma Wedergren since she was born on Oct. 15th., as was my Grandma, and my brother. My MOm missed the date by 4 days.

Thanks Karen for filling in so many blanks in my research. Is there a CD available with all of this info?

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Jane Hix

 

Name: Joseph L. Wheeler and wife Patricia <Thru a cousin Kenneth Wheeler>
Date: 2005-03-23
How did you find my website: Thru his wife Bev Wheeler
Surnames: Wheeler Millard Hunnicutt Livingston Rose etc.
Areas of Research: Everywhere-libraries-historical societies-relatives and mostly on the internet
Comments:
I am very glad Karen that you have thisvery useful site, I wish more would set up websites like yours.

Patricia A. Wheeler March 2005
<jjjosephwhlr2002@yahoo.com>

 

Name: Patricia Auer <pauer564@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-21
How did you find my website: thru google
Surnames: Harmening Stark
Areas of Research: Dupage and Cook County Illinois
Comments:
I appreciate finding the Harmening name in the cemetery listing you had for Palatine. I will have to visit there soon. Thanks, Pat
 

Name: Margo Walgrave <shamar@direcway.com>
Date: 2005-03-20
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Tegtmeyer
Comments:
I LOVE your site , I learned a great deal about my family history here.

Johann Tegtmeyer+Wilhelmine Shuette=Carl Ludewig Tegtmeier+Caroline Wilhelmine Nordmann=Carl Wilhelm Tegtmeier+Dorothea Loiuse Brenker=Carl Heinrich Tegtmeier+Sophia Weidemann=Justina Augusta Tegtmeier+Earl Webster=Orville Webster+Mary Britton=Frank Webster+Kathleen Otters= ME...hehe thanks bunches ,Just started on this family tree and you have made it such a great beginning.

 

Name: Margo Walgrave <shamar@direcway.com>
Date: 2005-03-20
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Tegtmeyer
Comments:
I LOVE your site , I learned a great deal about my family history here.

Johann Tegtmeyer+Wilhelmine Shuette=Carl Ludewig Tegtmeier+Caroline Wilhelmine Nordmann=Carl Wilhelm Tegtmeier+Dorothea Loiuse Brenker=Carl Heinrich Tegtmeier+Sophia Weidemann=Justina Augusta Tegtmeier+Earl Webster=Orville Webster+Mary Britton=Frank Webster+Kathleen Otters= ME...hehe thanks bunches ,Just started on this family tree and you have made it such a great beginning.

 

Name: Hans Nery Buchmeier de Oliveira <hansnery@brturbo.com.br>
Date: 2005-03-19
How did you find my website: On Google
Comments:
Hello, my name is Hans Nery Buchmeier de Oliveira, i found your website when i was trying to know more about my ancestors, my name is so big because i am brazilian, i am 14 years old and my father will help with some informations about us, we'll ask my grandma for some informations.
 

Name: Susan Kimura <suzzanlee@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-03-14
How did you find my website: searching for Will Co., IL on google
Surnames: Seegers, Sporleder, Windheim
Comments:
Hello Karen,
BIG BIG THANK YOU! It is so wonderful all the work you have put on this website for others.
After my mother's death, my dad married Wilma Sporleder of Washington and Utah. She has been unable to find out much about her family. With your website I have been able to fill out TONS of blanks in her data base.
Her birthday is this month and I plan on presenting her with all this new info on that day. I'm just hoping I can keep it a secret until the 28th.
Thank you so much for making this gift possible.
Wilma's people are Henry Sporleder who m. Sophie Windheim. Their son Frank Sporleder m. Sophie Seeger. Their son Bruno b. 17 March 1891 in North Dakota is Wilma's father.
Is it possible that their tombstones are in the area?
My very best regards to you,
Susan

 

Name: William H. Birkholz <WmBirkholz@Juno.com>
Date: 2005-03-03
How did you find my website: A friend
Surnames: Birkholz, Beisner, Brey, Damon, Hartman, Meyer, Lange
Areas of Research: Nebr; Kans; Iowa; Minn; & Wisc.
Comments:
Looks like fine work! I'll have to come back when I have more time. Wm.
 

Name: merle carson <merlec@huntel.net>
Date: 2005-02-25
How did you find my website: google search
Comments:
it was interesting to hear of your relatives buried at the baptist cemetery in uehling. my great grandparents are Matts and Carrie Olson. the cemetery land was donated by them from their original homestead. i have 3 sets of grandparents buried there. i've spent a lot of time there and learn something new everytime i go there.

merle carson


 

Name: Season Kutemeier <seakute@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-25
How did you find my website: Google search "Kutemeier"
Surnames: Kutemeier, Buchmeier
Comments:
This site is wonderful and very informative!!! My father a Kutemeier, my grand mother a Buchmeier/Kutemeier/Bohling..
 

Name: Karen Ingraffia <kaycruise@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2005-02-24
How did you find my website: Provided to me by LAURIELSWITZ@aol.com <LAURIELSWITZ@aol.com>
Surnames: Koelling/coelling
Areas of Research: family history
Comments:
I am trying to find information on Johann Fredrich Coelling/Koelling B 5/7/192 Bommebert Valdorf Westfalen Prussia. He married Christine Charlotte Bakhaus B 10/6/1794. children are Johann Karl Ludwig Coelling/Koelling b 4/26/1841 Marie Luise Coelling/Koelling B: 9/7/1818. Phillipp Ludwig Coelling/Koelling b: 2/15/1821
Caroline Friederike Coelling/Koelling B 11/8/1825

My great great great grandfather was Johann Friedrick Ausgust Koelling b: 4/26/1840 MO. Married Elizabeth Hodge/Hodges married 1/20/1861

My great great grandparents were Charles Henry Koelling B 5/4/1873 d: 10/26/1960 Cole Co Mo.
married Louisa Steinmetz B 4/8/1876 d: 5/31/1969 Cole Co. Mo. Any info would be appreciated. It appears there are several Koellings in the Missouri area and I am not sure which line I am following so any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Kay Ingraffia
608 Barbara Jean St
Hewitt, Texas 76643
254 666 1328

 

Name: Amanda Wedeking <wedeking@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2005-02-23
How did you find my website: looking for family
Surnames: wedeking, hausman, steinkamp
Areas of Research: family tree
Comments:
I live in Massac Co. Il close to the KY border and i saw the last name and decided to check it out.
 

Name: Pat Jones <busymom8949@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-19
How did you find my website: Tightcircles Hessen Ancestors Site
Surnames: Kolb, Blum, Henning, Uffelmann, Roeder, Noll, Lang, Paul, Beer, etc.
Areas of Research: Schluechtern, Hohenzell, Hesse, Germany
Comments:
I enjoyed looking at your site. Although, I could only find the name 'Henning' and there was no relation (I think.)
-Kind regards,
Pat

 

Name: Bonnie Whiting <bonbobw@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-12
How did you find my website: through Google
Surnames: Fippinger, Wieting, Pauling, Draeving
Areas of Research: Nordrebber Hannover, Kreis Demmin Pommerania, Bavaria
Comments:
What a great layout! I surveyed all you had since it was so thorough. Our IL areas (DuPage, Cook and Will) are definitely connected but no names!
 

Name: James <redhipnik@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-08
How did you find my website: Arlington Hts. IL library
Surnames: Niemeyer, + Mueller, Russell, Steding
Areas of Research: Shaumburg, Arlington Hts. IL
Comments:
Also looking for my Grandfather Henry Johnson's familytree, born 1904, he married Sophia Niemeyer my Grandmother.
 

Name: Joann Patras (Ronning/Kocina) <jobobpat@uslink.net>
Date: 2005-02-07
How did you find my website: I am related to you and decided to do some genealogical research
Surnames: Kocina/Johnson (Mary)
Areas of Research: I am thinking of writing a novel using some of our family history.
Comments:
Please contact me, I am very appreciative of your work and would love to share some stories with you and some information I have from my mother as well as find out if you are aware of a "book" that belonged to Kelly that had some information about Peter Saispair.
 

Name: Michael Peters <wjnc1240@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-04
How did you find my website: Surfing
Comments:
I wish my dad were alive to see this website. I found the obit for Pansy Peters Waltman and read it. My dad is Neal Marvin Peters. He passed away in Oct. of 2003. He was 85. My mom will not believe this. Thank you so much for your website. It meant quite a bit. Michael Peters
 

Name: Vi Parsons <viptwin@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-01-28
How did you find my website: Surfing for DRAGOO
Surnames: DRAGOO & SCHANZE
Areas of Research: All Dragoo's and connecting families
Comments:
I believe that the Alvin Dragoo on your Grandma Waltman's birthday book is Elwin DRAGOO who married a SCHANZE. The Lyle K. Dragoo born July 4 is their son.
 

Name: Mary Jones <betsjones@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-25
How did you find my website: Browsing for family
Surnames: knellesen, hilbert -Porzelt
Areas of Research: Germany
Comments:
I found my grandmother (meyer) in Kansas - and I have a cousin Seehausen (married name) all on my father's side.

My mother passed away last week, and I have been unable to locate her family from Duisburg-Meiderich Germany. I can't find any listing for Knellesen. I have a headstone shot with the name Katharina Hilgert 1865-1947 and a Karlemann Porzelt 1936 to 1946. My grandfather's name was Johannes Gerhard Peter Friedrich Knellesen. My grandmother was Anna Katharina Nigbur. My parents were married in Duisburg Meiderich. Hildegard WIlhelmine Knellesen and William Theodor Otto Feldt. I can't seem to find the cemetery this picture was taken in. The picture must be at least 50 years old by now. Your site is very interesting. I like the ease with which you can locate these families by name. Thank you

 

Name: Jack Deegan <deemarkdatasaver2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-21
How did you find my website: Google
Comments:
What part of Ireland did your Deegan's come from?
 

Name: Christy (Coonrod) Wells <cwells2000@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-09
Surnames: Coonrod
Comments:
Karen, your site is great!! I visited Mahaska in December of '04, and it has changed so much. I enjoy reading all of the information that you've provided. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Christy

 

Name: Denise Schroeder <dls1978@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-03
How did you find my website: Searching for information on my ancestors (Seggebruch)
Surnames: Seggebruch, Siegmann, Ostermeyer, Kurtz, Bauer, Schroeder, Koelling, Bauer
Comments:
Terrific website, particularly the links to Germany and the south suburbs in Illinois! Being from the Crete-Monee area, they are of great assistance. I do have a few updates for you. Would you be interested in them?

Best regards,


Denise Schroeder
Monee, IL

 

Name: Karl Kehe <karl.kehe@freenet.de>
Date: 2004-12-25
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: K e h e
Areas of Research: Schaumburg-Lippe, Niedersachsen,
Comments:
Hattendorf, Antendorf, Rodenberg, Schaumburg from there
going People with the Surname K e h e to Amerika. Sie könnten von meinen Vorfahren aus Bessingen 164O abstammen bzw. damit verwandt sein.
Karl Kehe, Weskampstr. 22, 45899 Gelsenkirchen,
karl.kehe@freenet.de

 

Name: David Kocina <davidkocina@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-16
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Johnson Kocina
Comments:
The web page: http://www.karensgen.com/rowe/johnson.php
has a few small errors re my parents Mary Johnson Kocina and George Gordon Kocina.

My mother died in 1985 not 1981.
My father died in Mesa, AZ not St. Paul, MN
They are both buried in Mendota, MN not Mendata, MN

Thanks for a fantastic website. My relatives (Bowman)in Alliance, NE will definitely want to visit it.

With warm regards,

David Kocina
Minneapolis, MN

 

Name: KC Coonrod <kccoonrod@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2004-12-11
Comments:
It always brightens my day when I review the new things that you have done on this website. If it helps Dr. Scott Coonrod, our son has married now to Patricia Torkildson, on September 18, 2003 in Bermuda. We have a new granddaughter born 9-11-04 Jacqueline Joyce Coonrod.
Scott's address is 430 East 63rd Street Apt. 5H, New York, New York 10021-7923. He is an Assistant Professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Department of Genetic Medicine.
Thanks again for your information, and let me know if I can send you any further photos or information. KC

 

Name: Conrad K Crease <vkress15@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-06
How did you find my website: Searching re Prenzlau, Germany
Surnames: Krese, Crese, Kress, von Kressenstein
Areas of Research: Birth and Marriage records in Prenzlau
Comments:
What a neat site! Congratulations. Am deeply involved in Genealogical research for my family and it looks like some answers to a mystery are in the Prenzlau records.

Am particularly interested in any Protestant churches in Prenzlau as I understand the state of Brandenburg did not start keeping civil records until 1874. If you have any information re Prenzlau's churches and their denominations would really appreciate it.

Again, congratulations on the quality of your site--when we finally get the answers to our search will try to emulate your site, if you don't object.

My dear departed wife always loved coming to Lincoln and we had some wonderful times there.

 

Name: Uwe Kappmeyer <Uwe@Kappmeyer.com>
Date: 2004-11-30
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Kappmeyer/Albert
Areas of Research: Germany, USA
Comments:
Looking thru google-pictures "Kappmeyer" I just found your side, including one of my ancestors, Heinrich Kappmeyer, who was born in my hometown Bad Pyrmont.
Many greetings from Germany.

 

Name: Bill Wissel <cc976@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-29
How did you find my website: aol serch engine
Surnames: Rowe
Comments:
My great grandmother's name was Mary Eliza (Lida) Rowe (1859 - 1911 ). She married Horace Warren.
Her father's name was Alexander Rowe, married to Anne.

Are we related?

Bill Wissel

 

Name: Dianne Leonard <dandbl@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-11-19
How did you find my website: I've had it a long time.
Surnames: Luebke
Comments:
Haven't been to your site for a long time and decided to see if you had anything new on the Luebke's. Have a good day Karen.
 

Name: Loretta Lindhorst Barker <ronnlori@Verizon.net>
Date: 2004-11-16
How did you find my website: my sister found it
Surnames: Lindhorst
Areas of Research: Lindhorst/Meinhardt relatives
Comments:
There is lots of wonderful information on your web site. As we progress in our geneology search, I'm sure it will be most helpful to us.
 

Name: Lester Segelhorst <l-k.enterprise@charter.net>
Date: 2004-11-15
How did you find my website: yahoo search
Comments:
I was seeking to find an area or village named "segelhorst" in Germany. I was told there was such a place.

My Great Grandfather went to Germany years ago before the wall came down to search records but came up empty handed as far as geniology.
others in my family have done much research. many segelhorsts are located near Buford Mo. USA.

 

Name: Cloyce Duane Diercks <duanedier@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-13
How did you find my website: just come across on it
Surnames: Diercks
Areas of Research: Heinrich Frederick Julius Diercks,Frederick& Magdalina Diercks
Comments:
What a great site I found the obituary of Christian Diercks What a great find Thank you for the time that has been put into this.Duane
 

Name: Janet Nichols <janetga@aol.co,>
Date: 2004-11-07
How did you find my website: I did a google search for surname Greiner in Montbronn
Surnames: Greiner and many others
Areas of Research: Bitche, Montbronn, Soucht, Meisenthal, Goetzenbruck
Comments:
I love your website and I would really like to talk to you about our common ancestors. I've done quite a bit of research on some of these lines, however, maybe we could help each other. If you would like to call me, my number is 770-993-2624. Also, there are groups (email lists) which are totally devoted to the Moselle families - and also one just for Greiner decendants to share information. Please let me know if you are interested in connecting with them and I hope to hear from you soon.

Janet Nichols

 

Name: Joann Humphrey <Joannhumphrey66@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2004-11-04
How did you find my website: a half 5th cousin gave it to me - Connie Geraci
Surnames: Jauert, Swenson, Gulbrandsen, Anderson,
Comments:
Beautiful web site & home page. Adding pictures really adds to it. We may be related! I'm in the Iowa Jauert line, as Connie calls it. My grandmother was Annie Jauert.
 

Name: George Albrecht <albrecht@erols.com>
Date: 2004-11-01
How did you find my website: Web Surfing
Surnames: Knigge Winzenburg
Comments:
Thank you for the lead I needed to track down Knigge, Winzenburg (paternal grandmother side) and Rubeck (sic) / Ruprecht lines.

Cath. Mar. RUPRECHT was the wife of both Joh. Hein. Knigge and Died. Heinr. WINZENBURG (my g-g-grandfather & heretofore of unknown first name).

Your files from Cooper's Grove (now Country Club Hills), IL, gave me the tip I needed to track down all family names on a recent trip to Germany (Knigge=Laderholz, Winzenburg=Nienhagen/Gilten, Ruprecht=Stöckse/Steimbke).

I have submitted appropriate info to FamilySearch.org, but have not yet seen a posting.

Thanks! A great site!

George Albrecht
Derwood, Maryland

 

Name: Dean Landman <dlandman1@cox.net>
Date: 2004-10-15
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Behrens Hecht
Areas of Research: Kansas - Nebraska
Comments:
I centainly appreaciate all the work you have done. It is a big help. My gr-gr-grandparents were Heinrich Hecht and Catharina Behrens, who were married in 1853 at St. Pauls. Do you happen to have any information about either one's parents? Or when they joined the church, if they weren't charter members? Again, thanks for the inspiration that you give people with all the work you have done.
 

Name: thomas h gentry <gent1958@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2004-10-08
How did you find my website: just looking for gentry info
Surnames: gentry
Comments:
hi karen im just looking for family tree
gentry's from hendricks co in. they came from madison co ky. gfather robert g gentry, gmother nellie f hays, father john robert gentry,his bro canrad, pleasant,sister dovie,genevive.
tom

 

Name: Norm Buck <gbnb37@aol.com>
Date: 2004-10-07
How did you find my website: web search for Idensen German
Surnames: Bock
Comments:
My wife and I spent time in Germany last summer and traveled to Idensen. My aunt had traced our family back as far as 1138. The 1st generation of my family attended the church in Idensen. I was able to go into the church and stand on the very spot where my family would have been baptisted, very cool. The 1st Bock to come to America settled in Iowa City,Iowa prior to 1845. Fredrich Bock changed his name to Buck shortly after arrival. the trip to the church and back to my roots was an amazing vovage.
 

Name: Marlene Koester <mkoester@cox.net>
Date: 2004-10-04
How did you find my website: The search engines keep bringing you up!
Surnames: Koester, zum Hingst, Seggebruch, Breymeyer, Wassman, Meier, Rotermund Schweer
Areas of Research: Will & Iroquois Cos. Illinois, Germany, Lake Co. Indiana, Nebraska
Comments:
This is a wonderful site! Your areas of research connect with most of my ancestry. From what I can tell, my great-great-grandfather (Christopher Scheer b. 1823) was your ancestor's sister's brother-in-law. Thank you for sharing so much information!!!
 

Name: Ann Swisher <aswishers@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-04
How did you find my website: Senne genealogy
Surnames: Senne>Weide>Mueller
Areas of Research: Illinois>IA>KS
Comments:
What relation is Maria Mary Seene born 1846 to your Senne. She is also buried in St. Peters Cem. She married Edward Weide on 11/11/1862. Looking for her family. Husband is a ggrandson.
 

Name: Rhonda Rasche <racegirl101366@msn.com>
Date: 2004-09-28
How did you find my website: Searched for it!
Surnames: Rasche/Rascher/Maass
Areas of Research: Illinois/Germany/Minnesota
Comments:
Unbelievable job! I'll e-mail you to fill you in on some info...
 

Name: Ralph Kroehler <ralphkroehler@prodigy.net>
Date: 2004-09-22
How did you find my website: another pe5son told me
Surnames: Senf, Schmidt, Bucholz, Ahrbecker, Fischer all from Dupage-Cook county IL area
Areas of Research: IL, WI, MN, NE, NY, IO, most of Germany
Comments:
You have an excellentWeb site.
 

Name: Terry Empson <tempson@msn.com>
Date: 2004-09-21
Surnames: Gentry
Areas of Research: Genealogy
Comments:
I hope you can help me out from the e-mail I have sent you

Terry empson

 

Name: Jill Biermann Lawson <orion195@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-28
How did you find my website: researching family history
Surnames: Biermann, Thies, Biesterfeld,Schuette, Landwer
Comments:
Nice website, I enjoyed reading your info, been here many times
 

Name: Donald Knopf <knopfd@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-27
How did you find my website: Searching for surnames of DuPage County, Illinois
Surnames: LUHRS, LUHRSEN, VOLBERDING, FORKE, POPPE
Areas of Research: Addison Township [Dupage County], Illinois
Comments:
Your site provides a wealth of information: histories of churches, surnames, lists of Germany villages, maps - wonderful.
 

Name: Dianne Oltrogge <oljedi@netins.net>
Date: 2004-08-09
How did you find my website: search engine--Google
Surnames: Oltrogge,Wittenburg
Areas of Research: Looking for Wittenburg history
Comments:
Have been happily puddling through your site. My husband is Albert Oltrogge's grandson. We didn't realize Albert's father's second wife was his (Albert's) mother-in-law!
Thanks!!

 

Name: Ann Schwerdtmann Rother <AMRother@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-06
How did you find my website: Keyword Schaumberg Lippe
Surnames: Schwerdtmann, Seegers, Stohlmann, Heinicke, Fischer
Areas of Research: Baltimore, Illinois, Beilefeld, Germany
Comments:
Hi Karen,

Nice Website.

My Great Grandfather, H.E.Theodore Schwerdtmann came into this country through the port of Baltimore in the early 1850s. He married Augusta Seegers and all their children were born in Baltimore. The family later migrated to St. Louis, MO where they owned the Schwerdtmann Toy Co.

If anyone has any information, I'd love to hear from them.

 

Name: Sandra Harbaugh <sanway@gbta.net>
Date: 2004-08-04
How did you find my website: by accident
Surnames: Rose, Tuma, Fiser
Comments:
What a great website. I found a lot of usful information. The pictures of the buildings were familiar. My father was from Mahaska and I spent a lot time their as a child. I have a few names for you to look up if you can. You have done a great job and must have taken hours.

Sandy

 

Name: Mrs. Carl Meentzen <RANDI@SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: 2004-07-31
How did you find my website: WEBSEARCH
Surnames: Meentzen. Huser,Schmidt,Ahlers,topken,Hemken,Grotte
Areas of Research: general ancestry
Comments:
My husbands family owned a large hunting grounds, Barien I believe , in Steimbke until sometime after WW2. Our family has some wonderful storys of this place and time. Sincerely ,Randi
 

Name: Herb Borchers <herbstroc@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-07-24
How did you find my website: surfing Indiana
Surnames: Borchers, Steege
Areas of Research: Hanover, Lake County, in
Comments:
I am searching for a marriage between Catarine Borchers and Hans Steege in 1867 to 1800. I am also looking for a death of Hans Steege's first wife if there was one. tjis death would have been sometime prior to 1970. I find Hans Steeg in the 1870 census of Hanover, Lake County. Indiana. I believe that Catharine may be my great grandmother. the 1870 census shows that a Henry Borchers was living with the Steege's ( This might be my grandfather who came to the states with his mother Catherine Engel Blume Borchers in 1867).
 

Name: Virginia Simmer <oldeagleeye@twmi.rr.com>
Date: 2004-07-18
How did you find my website: My uncle Dan Earle Speers
Surnames: Speers, Minor, Goins, Sizemore, Hurd, Coonrod,
Areas of Research: Ancestry.com, familysearch.org, Genealogy.com, Google research
Comments:
The reason why I enjoy doing this research, was a promise I made to my mother, after my father past away, June 29, 2002, that the Freeman, Speer name legacy would never fade away. I wanted to do this in memory of my father and my mother, whom she also past away May 6, 2003. This is my family's legacy.

Virginia Freeman Simmer

 

Name: ronald k wirth <rkwirth@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-17
How did you find my website: search william black lowrie
Areas of Research: tracing lowrie geneology
Comments:
note mattie coonrod was my great, great aunt, i have letters from harry henry to my mother nellie e wirth, artie lowrie was
walter j lowries brother, my grandfather, his children were
william g lowrie, clyde lowrie, walter n lowrie, ina lowrie,nellie e lowrie, howard lowrie, elmer lowrie, virgil lowrie, leanord lowrie, edith lowrie deceased, early age, unnamed female lowrie deceased at birth. as of today july 17th
we are having a lowrie family reunion at william g lowries, son terry g lowrie, and all the rest of william g lowries family , i have in my possession numerous family pictures, which i assume are coonrods, lowries, henrys, williamson, i also noted that the name lott came up, the lowrie family were good friends of the lott family, one i can remember, is harold lott, other names are the sieverson family, 2 of my aunts married brothers thanks ronald k wirth

 

Name: Louella <ClaudiaLBS@AOL.com>
Date: 2004-07-14
How did you find my website: search
Surnames: SCHMIDT-- KOTT---MADLUNG--GUENTHER--ETC
Areas of Research: Group in 1847 Prussia to Coopers GRove
Comments:
THank you so very much for your ST John vital statistics. Your time and effort have helped me.
 

Name: Bonnie Johnston <kj13936@cedarnet.org>
Date: 2004-07-07
How did you find my website: I found in Bremer Co. site several years ago.
Surnames: Hennings, Hagenow, Schwerin, Klug
Comments:
Also, doing my husband's dad's side--Johnston, Mize.
 

Name: Teresa Tinsley <tinsley@nauvoo.net>
Date: 2004-07-06
How did you find my website: Just typed in Greiner
Surnames: Schmitz, Greiner
Comments:
Think we are related way back.
 

Name: Christa Hitzeman-Neal <christa.neal@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-07-05
How did you find my website: just looking
Surnames: Hitzeman
Areas of Research: Nebraska, Lindhorst Germany
Comments:
Wow! you did a wonderful job. We have talked before. I might send you what I have and let your put everything together. I have not looked at my paperwork for two years. I'll get in tough with you. Christa from Sacramento, CA
 

Name: laura tarman <louie1956@msn.com>
Date: 2004-07-03
How did you find my website: by accident
Comments:
my 17 year old son was killed in a car accident a year ago and i was looking for a place to put his information
 

Name: Paul Sherrell <psherrell@zianet.com>
Date: 2004-07-03
How did you find my website: looking for the Salem Church, Steinauer, Nebraska
Surnames: Steiner, Lade, Bausch
Areas of Research: my mother's family
Comments:
I like your maps very much. It appears that they mostly cover northwestern Germany. Are there any for southern Germany and for eastern Germany and perhaps for Switzerland. The Steiner family is from Switzerland (Gontenschwil in Aargau), the Lade family is from eastern Germany (Sohland, to the east of Dresden), and the Bausch family is from southern Germany (Neudingen, Ortsteil der Grossen Kreisstadt Donaueschingen). I would be very grateful for any information you could give me about map sites that I might look for that would show any of those areas.
 

Name: Zona Himmelsbach <Zona.Himmelsbach@juno.com>
Date: 2004-06-24
How did you find my website: googling for LUESENHOP
Surnames: HIMMELSBACH, BADER, LUESENHOP
Areas of Research: Kippenheim (Baden), Riedseltz, Bas Rhin NYS Erie County,
Comments:
Nice website. Just love all those maps.
Wish it had some maps showing Kippenheim, Baden. Is there an url where I find a nice map online?

Kudos for a very fine website. You did great research work!

 

Name: Susan Buethe Harrison <openloc@att.net>
Date: 2004-06-18
How did you find my website: Buethe internet search
Surnames: Buethe, Beethe, Buthe
Areas of Research: Tracing to exact origin in Germany
Comments:
My father - Victor Henry Buethe - is the grandson of Carl Frederick Buethe as well as grandson of Carl August Beethe - his mother was a Beethe and father was Buethe. My father is now 91, but still remembers much of their early life in Elk Creek, NE. We also have a "Buethe" book with quite a bit of history, in case that's of any help to anyone. I would like to spend more time on this, but don't have the opportunity immediately...it was certainly wonderful to find your site, and I still can't believe all the great pics and information! Of course, I've been to St. Peter's - Dad's family helped to build it.
I actually grew up in Colorado, where my parents moved after WWII.

THANKS again, and let me know if we might contribute anything of help....

Sue Harrison
2529 E Paradise Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85028

openloc@att.net

 

Name: LaVonne Dohm Holmes <ldholmes@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-14
How did you find my website: searching for the postal code to Steinbergen
Surnames: Dohm, Rhoads
Comments:
Since my great grandfather Charles, an immigrant from Engern, had a mother whose name was Rinne, and because we saw so many Rinne tombstones in the Cemetery at St. Agnes Church in Steinbergen recently, I was very interested in your Rinne cemetery. I have sent a copy of the photos to Pastor Koller at the church (though he may have them already).
Your website is wonderful, Karen.

 

Name: Karen Hostetler <katansja@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-30
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Colburn
Areas of Research: Harlington Cemetery
Comments:
Looking for Lloyd Colburn. A grandparent of a friend. Thank you.
 

Name: John A. Becker <jabecker@cox.net>
Date: 2004-05-16
How did you find my website: internet search on Greve family
Surnames: Becker, Greve, Boeger, Thies, Nerge, Kastning, Brinkmann
Comments:
Great Site! St Peter Church records from Schaumburg very helpful.
 

Name: Arlene Seegers Johnson <gajohnsn@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2004-05-02
How did you find my website: Google search on Seegers
Surnames: Seegers Mensching
Areas of Research: Illinois Cook County
Comments:
I contacted you about a year or so ago. So much for efficiency. I began with my ggf Johann Conrad Seegers and you connected me to my family in Haste, Germany. I really would like to contribute my research, but I really do not know how to go about it. I believe our common ancester is a Willie. My family records are on Family Tree Maker. Any advice you can give, is welcome. In September, we will be traveling to the area of Haste Germany. Can I help there?


Arlene

 

Name: Arlene Seegers Johnson <gajohnsn@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2004-05-02
How did you find my website: Google search on Seegers
Surnames: Seegers Mensching
Areas of Research: Illinois Cook County
Comments:
I contacted you about a year or so ago. So much for efficiency. I began with my ggf Johann Conrad Seegers and you connected me to my family in Haste, Germany. I really would like to contribute my research, but I really do not know how to go about it. I believe our common ancester is a Willie. My family records are on Family Tree Maker. Any advice you can give, is welcome.
Arlene

 

Name: gerd tiedt <ghtiedt@optusnetcom.au.>
Date: 2004-05-02
How did you find my website: browse
Surnames: TIEDT
Areas of Research: GENERAL FAMILY
Comments:
my father carl frieriech johan tiedt known as 'FIDDY'to his friends and relatieves, was born near schwerin in mecklenburg germany.fiddy was a career soldier and served in spain,creta and the russian front.fiddy died by the hands of partisans who robbed and plundered a hospital train on may 5th 1945 at linz under austria and was burried at linz near perch in a war cemmetry'S masscrave.fiddy was maried on 31.12.1938 to helena eisenbeiser at the stifts kirche at kaiserslautern in the pfalz [rhineland of palatia]there were four children from this union helga now at berlin germany born oct 1939 gerd may 1941 now at narooma new south wales australia ex hamburg germany doris feb 1943 now at olsbruecken pfalz germany fritz 1944 moelln holstein germany.
 

Name: Ann <krusher18@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-30
How did you find my website: Looked for it
Areas of Research: google Lyonsville Congregational
Comments:
What a wonderful website! I grew up in Brookfield, but now live in Bolingbrook. I drive past the church and cemetary on my way to work everyday and was always curious. You have done a terrific job keeping history alive. I can't express how amazed I was to find all of this history here. I plan on exploring your site again to learn more. Thank you!
 

Name: Audrey Koehling <mrs_grunion@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-20
How did you find my website: koehling genealogy ---- in search area
Surnames: Koehling, Kohling, Wallis, Wallace
Areas of Research: scotland - Germany - USA & Maine
Comments:
this is very well put together love to here from any of you or your family. In hopes to get connected

would love to see Germany and get some photos
records cost to much for searches.
some of your sites I have never seen.

Thank You for sharing

 

Name: Jane E. Swan <jeswansong@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-04-14
How did you find my website: thru Bremer Co Genweb site
Surnames: BRUNS, BERGMANN, MATTHIES
Areas of Research: Bremer co, Iowa, Kane Co, IL, Niedersachsen, Germany
Comments:
Just found your wonderful website. Shall email you directly as I need help solving a family mystery (brick wall). Thanks for so much great info. Jane
 

Name: Janice I. Roberts <ilener1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-02
How did you find my website: Looking for maternal ancestors
Surnames: Knief, Caroline Sophia D. and Heinrich Friedrich C., my grandparents.
Areas of Research: Google, Webmaster Wanderer and your site.
Comments:
Thank you so much for your research. I loved the pictures of Apelern, Germany and the church and the Knief family and children lineage. I am Janice Ilene Prideaux Roberts and was born in Sumner, Iowa. My grandmother, Sophie, was born near Buckcreek and attended the Lutheran church there as a child. She is buried in that cemetary.

On my father's side (Prideaux), my grandmother was related to the Rowe family. My father's ancestors came to Mineral Point WI as lead miners from Cornwall, England. I noted in your ancestry (Rowe) that they also came from Cornwall and settled in Mineral Point. We may be related twice over...hummmm! Thanks again. P.S. My paternal grandmother was Sara Hill Prideaux...I think the Rowe side was on her mother's side. (I always thought the Rowes' were Scottish...could that be?

 

Name: Doris Zumik <mz2dogs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-02
How did you find my website: website
Surnames: Zumik,Zieleniak,Grams
Areas of Research: Poland, Germany 1940's
Comments:
we know that zumik was born in 1914 in Weilki-obzer,pow. koszyrski. can you help?
 

Name: Brian Nutter <pb452@juno.com>
Date: 2004-03-27
How did you find my website: flagg creek historical society link
Comments:
I attended Lyonsville Congregational while growing up by 75th & Wolf (11308 W. 75th).
Got confirmed there in junior high.
Went into the navy in 1976, became a born again Christian and now pastor Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsdale, MI
www.cbhillsdale.org
Nice site, yours and Flagg Creek. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Brian Nutter

 

Name: Miller <mrshutch33141@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-20
How did you find my website: Looking for information on my great-grandmother, Sophia Hattendorf
Surnames: Hattendorf & Redeker
Comments:
Sophia Hattendorf was born at Hohnhorst, Germany, Sept. 3, 1846. She came to America aboard the ship Prince Cecelia in 1868. She married Philipp Redeker at the Lutheran church in Crete, IL, in 1869. Philipp was born June 14, 1845, at Ahendoft, Germany. They moved to Woodworth (Milford, IL) & purchased 80 acres of land for $880.00. They had 10 or 11 children. She died Feb.5, 1929, & he died March 18, 1926. They are buried at St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery in Woodworth. Woodworth is 1 1/2 miles from my home.
If you can help me with learning more about my great-grandparents it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!! Sincerely, Marcia Schippert
1161 N. 1600 East Rd.
Milford, IL 60953

 

Name: Tinamarie Ronan <ttbkr1250@netzero.net>
Date: 2004-03-12
How did you find my website: Looking for info. on Christoph Zieseniss
Surnames: Zieseniss
Areas of Research: Parents of Christoph Zieseniss/Zieseniss genealogy
Comments:
I think that all the hard work that you and Edwin and everyone else did is wonderful. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.
 

Name: valentine <valentine53179@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-09
How did you find my website: all roads point to karensgen!
Surnames: schaumburg illinois names
Areas of Research: all of schaumburg township illinois cook county USA
Comments:
Subject: An Invitation to a SCHAUMBURG ILLINOIS mailing list...a place whereyou can 'talk' with others who MIGHT BE related to YOU!


An INVITATION...(and something to save)

I am Valentine and I am writing this note to you to invite you to join our list because I found some reference that you are in ome way related to our area......perhaps through an entry in the rootsweb.com in the message boards/lists/world connect or somehow you noted something about Schaumburg ILLINOIS...or Schaumburger names.

We are in Schaumburg Illinois and many of our ancestors were from Schaumburg Lippe, Hannover Germany. We will discuss anything related to our township or about the people and happenings that pertain to it and we overlap a bit because of how our people are related to others in nearby townships.....

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Our list is not huge, but there are well over 100 people on its membership since we started in February, 2002.



Some of our names are:

ALBRECHT ATCHER

BECKER BIERMAN BOHNE BUSSE

CLAUSING

ENGELKING

FENZ FREISE

GERSCHEFSKE GIESEKE GIESKE GROEN

HARTMAN HARMENING HATTENDORF HEINE HOMEYER

JAPP

KASTNING KERN KOENIG KING

LICHTHARDT

MEYER MEACHAM MENKE MOELLER

NERGE NIEMEYER

PANZER PFINGSTEN PISKE POHLMAN

QUINDEL

REDEKER RODEWALD ROHLWING

SPORLEDER SPRINGINSGUTH SCHAEFFER

TEGTMEYER THIES THEIS THIESS TROST

VOLKENING

WEISE WILEY WILLE WILKENING WINKELHAKE



To subscribe, send a new email with the single word SUBSCRIBE in BOTH the text and in the subject area to
IL-COOK-SCHAUMBURG-L-request@rootsweb.com
You will receive a WELCOME Letter! when successful in your subscribing.

Then, to write to the list, which then sends a copy of your letter to all the others that are already subscribed, write to
IL-COOK-SCHAUMBURG-L@rootsweb.com

Notice that the difference is the -REQUEST in the address....

As soon as you join the list and get your WELCOME letter (something else to save),

write to the list tell us what surname you are searching for and share a bit with the list..
You will get a copy of your note back in your email because you are ON the list!
At the bottom of the emails to the list, you will see the links to SEARCHING the list archives and for the actual archives of this list.
Click on these two links and take a look at what you can find.

Add THESE two ADDRESSES to your favorites!


TAKE the time then to check the archives...searching for your name of interest or just to read to see via the threaded archives/browsing what is available now about the area and what links are available on line.... the link for these is on the WELCOME letter but if you have ANY PROBLEMS, with this, write to the list and I will send instructions to the list....If YOU HAVE problems, then OTHERS have them too.....

We hope to see you in the writings soon!


Feel free to forward this invitation to others who have an interest in Schaumburg Illinois!




valentine____________________
at valentine53179@hotmail.com


there are also two other lists that might be of interest.....

To subscribe, send a new email with SUBSCRIBE in the text and in the subject area to
IL-COOK-PALATINE-L-request@rootsweb.com
You will receive a WELCOME Letter! when successful in your subscribing.

Then, to write to the list, which then sends a copy of your letter to all the others that are already subscribed, write to
IL-COOK-PALATINE-L@rootsweb.com


and
To subscribe, send a new email with SUBSCRIBE in the text and in the subject area to
IL-COOK-ELKgrove-L-request@rootsweb.com
You will receive a WELCOME Letter! when successful in your subscribing.

Then, to write to the list, which then sends a copy of your letter to all the others that are already subscribed, write to
IL-COOK-ELKgrove-L@rootsweb.com

Notice that the difference is the -REQUEST in the address....
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Name: Mike Rankin <mrankin54@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-01
How did you find my website: Through a name search at Ancestry. com
Surnames: Rankin, Carpenter
Areas of Research: Nebraska, Missouri
Comments:
Some of my data differs from yours. I'll check my sources and e-mail you directly. Nice to find someone else doing the Rankin line!
 

Name: Ellen Barttels <Lil-dog@nvinet.com>
Date: 2004-02-29
How did you find my website: I had someone give me the address
Surnames: BARTELS, FISCHER, KASTENS, WIRGES, GROTZ, SCHEELE, BRUHN, SOOS, REPLOGLE
Areas of Research: IL, KS, WA, OR, AZ
Comments:
I found my Husband's Grandfather first wifes death date. I am now trying to find out which cemetery. Wonderful web site!!!
 

Name: harleyne wood <metalessence@msn.com>
Date: 2004-02-24
How did you find my website: looking for john franklin wood and henrietta wilcoxen
Surnames: wilcoxen ,wood ,voohrees,stiner
Areas of Research: births ,deaths,where they lived
Comments:
thank you for your website. it was wonderful seeing my grandfather and grandmother when they were young. and seeing
my uncle orvie wood, my father was harley william wood born oberlin ks, mar 20 1989 died feb 1984. my mother was ida beatrice young born dec 21 1907 died apr 19 1991.
thank you again.
harleyne

 

Name: Angelika Tanterl <A.Tanterl@t-online.de>
Date: 2004-02-23
How did you find my website: looking at Google for "Trute"
Surnames: (Trute.)...SCHOLZ TINGELHOFF HAINKE GERDES HOFFSCHNEIDER
Areas of Research: Nebraska (Seward, Milford,Sew.County and Lincoln. Lancaster) ; Kansas; Washington State;
Comments:
A very beautiful website with wonderful pictures.
Congratulation!
Angelika

 

Name: Gerri Lindhorst Smith <res02jii@gte.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
How did you find my website: typed in Lindhorst
Areas of Research: fathers side
Comments:
Do you have any information on the surname "Lindhorst"
Thanks for any help

 

Name: Gerri Lindhorst Smith <res02jii@gte.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
How did you find my website: typed in Lindhorst
Areas of Research: fathers side
Comments:
We are trying to find Parents of Henry Bernard Lindhorst born 3-17-1865. One of our fathers sisters thought he was born in Hitler-Kreis-Molle, Germany before immigrating in 1883. We are stuck.
 

Name: Tracy Kyle <Tigerlynn10@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-16
How did you find my website: Google Search Engine
Surnames: Kyle, Irions, Liesman, McNeese
Areas of Research: Germany, Illinois, Tennessee
Comments:
Very nice site. Lots of cool info. Keep up the good work. I am related to Homer (now deceased) and Martha Gill through my brother in law, Gill Colwell. Thanks again.
 

Name: Allan L. Liefer <lieferal@midwest.net>
Date: 2004-02-15
How did you find my website: Search for Hagen Neustadt and Borstel
Surnames: Liefer, Hanebutt, Guebert, Luebkemann, Kueker, Wegener, Wagner
Comments:
Very, very nice.

Thank you very much

 

Name: Rosie Schwertfager <jphoemom@cs.com>
Date: 2004-02-12
How did you find my website: Surnames
Surnames: Schwerdtfeger/Schwertfager
Areas of Research: New York/Mecklenburg
Comments:
I am looking everywhere for Louie Schwertfager
Charles (his Dad) Minnie (his Mother) but can not find anything.Nothing listed with the mormones,i found the son of Louie in the 1930 Census,but nothing else.
I do like how you have set up your site,i have a lot of old family pictures from my Husbands Mothers side (found her Ancestors back to 1528)but have no idear how to set up a site like yours.
Rosie

 

Name: Jennifer Stadt <imasue3@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-11
Comments:
Forgot to add that my ancestors (great grandma lily stadt) are buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beecher, IL also. My grandparents still attend that church.
 

Name: Jennifer Stadt <imasue3@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-11
How did you find my website: typed in my sister's name
Surnames: Stadt
Areas of Research: none
Comments:
Hi,
Didn't know how to contact you, but my name is Jennifer Stadt. My family is from Beecher, IL. My grandfather's name is Dale Stadt and his mother was Lily Stadt (she was born in very early 1900's). I was wondering if we were related at all. Please email me if you have any info. My Dad's name is Jeff Stadt.
Thanks,
Jennifer Stadt

 

Name: Julie Swallow <birdsare@charter.net>
Date: 2004-01-31
How did you find my website: Doing a "Kappmeier" search
Surnames: Moeller, Kappmeier
Areas of Research: Germany, Illinois
Comments:
My gr grandfather,Henry WIlhelm Karl, AKA Charles in US, was born in Schaumburg Lippe in 1857. His mother's maiden name was Kappmeier.
 

Name: David Paul Rowe <toubozo@excite.com>
Date: 2004-01-22
How did you find my website: google: Rowe Fremont Ne.
Surnames: Starkey;Weihe
Comments:
I was born in Fremont NE. on 5-9-50 to Gale Clinton Rowe and Alberta Christine Rowe (Weihe). I was named after a relative on my father's side of the family
 

Name: debbie craig <jdcraig8166@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-22
How did you find my website: google search
Surnames: Glitz, Kull
Comments:
My great-grandparents were married at First St. Pauls.
 

Name: Patty Rodemeyer <marvnpat51@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-01-20
How did you find my website: from a friend
Surnames: Rodemeyer; Lenthe
Areas of Research: Black Hauk, Grundy, Franklin Countys
Comments:
This looks like a great project, I can hardly wait to get back to Iowa so that I can read the obituarys. I am now in Mesa AZ for the winter. Thanks for all your work
 

Name: mary j worrall <maryworrall@msn.com>
Date: 2004-01-19
How did you find my website: looking at Lippe germany
Surnames: Hagemann, Dohmeier, Rosenmeiet
Areas of Research: Almena Lippe & Hannover area
Comments:
My great grandparents came from these areas & I am trying to do some searching. The Hagemann'scame to Iowa in 1889. I do know that my greatgrandfather Hagemann was born in a small town called Dohran. His wife was Louise CAtherine Dohmeier.
 

Name: JoLetta Dawson Hall <jhalldrj@cox.net>
Date: 2004-01-19
How did you find my website: browsing
Surnames: Grandmother Rosa A. Dawson Woodman
Areas of Research: cemetary
Comments:
My Father was born in Mahaska. I have many relatives buried in the cemetary there. I live in Phoenix, Az. and Grace McAtee was my Father's Step Sister.
 

Name: michael reaman <partyof_5@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-17
How did you find my website: sister updating grandmothers family roots
Surnames: riemann
Areas of Research: all over the web !!
Comments:
i am looking for any info on a micahel and charlotte riemann. they came from kleptow germany, in 1883. they are both burried at huesing cemetery. wilhelm riemann (one of there sons) is my grandfathers grandfather. we have lots of info on the riemann/reaman family just cant reach beyond michael or his wife. p.s. my grandfather was the st peters church treasure in grant park for over 45yrs (ernest reaman) very nice site you have here. hope we can help each other out in the future. mike reaman 1-17-04
 

Name: bw <bw@gentry.com>
Date: 2004-01-04
How did you find my website: google.com
Surnames: Gentry
Areas of Research: Va, Sc
Comments:
... unsupported contention that Samuel Gentry and Margaret Draper were the parents of Nicholas, an even less likely proposal was that he married a Lucy Cornelius. ...
http://www.gentryjournal.org/archives/jgg0103.htm

 

Name: MedicineWoman <medicinewoman_1943@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-04
How did you find my website: google.com
Surnames: Gentry, Cornelius
Areas of Research: Va, Sc
Comments:
Would like valid documentation for your having Nicholas Gentry md to Lucy Cornelius. thanks.
 

Name: Kathy <katt@adelphia.net>
Date: 2003-12-28
How did you find my website: searching for any info on the schelb family
Surnames: Peter Schelb, Phillips,
Areas of Research: Ohio to ? last know place beleived is Texas
Comments:
You have A very nice web site!!!!!
 

Name: harold tuma <doc1202@netdoor.com>
Date: 2003-12-24
Comments:
enjoyed your website. you did a great job!
 

Name: Keith Coonrod <kcoonro1@nycap.rr.com>
Date: 2003-12-18
How did you find my website: stumbled on it accidently
Comments:
I have info that my fathers side goes back to tiperrary.


 

Name: Debbie Sumner <Chefds1950@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-15
How did you find my website: Looking for Ancestors in the central country. IN. IL.OH.IO.
Surnames: Engel, Michel ,Moulder
Areas of Research: I have been trying to get the dates and Places of My great great Grandfather John Michel in Staunton, IL.
Comments:
From what I have seen this is a great website.Chefds1950@yahoo.com Debbie Sumner
 

Name: Lorraine Keilman <lorraine@hubingers.com>
Date: 2003-12-09
How did you find my website: looking on web
Surnames: Kregel,Meier
Comments:
Looking for my great great grandfather. Awesome Church Records from Beecher IL. on St. Paul Cemetary Page
Heinrich 1860-1951 wifes name is Sophia Hahns he is my great
Grandfather, but I cant find where he came from. Son Henrich is my great Grandfather first wife Henrettia Apking
one daughter Amanda.Henrettia died in child birth Second wife Mary Nielsen from island of Foehr in at that time Denmark now Germany. Their children were Harry Kregel ,Caroline Kregel,Henry Kregel,Martin Kregel,Marie Kregel,William Kregel(My Grampa) b 1899 d 1946 Buried at St. John Church Eagle Lake his wife was Mildred Meir b. 1900 d 1962 their two sons are Roger Kregel (My Dad b. 1923)and Ronald Kregel b. 1927. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks Lorraine

 

Name: Robert E. Senn <canthro@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2003-11-30
How did you find my website: Through the Ancestry World Tree Project
Surnames: Abdaile, Abdale, Apedaile, Bauer, Becker, Bender, Boershing, Brueser, Cossar, Hess, Hesse, Lahme, Meinfelder, Miller, Rankin, Ri
Areas of Research: Germany, England, Scotland, and the US. (NY area)
Comments:
Sorry for the unalphabetized part at the end of the list. The names after Whyte are all new and still being worked into my database.

Your site is put together well and we share a lot of common surnames. I have added you to my favorites list.

 

Name: Sharon (Thompson) Speigle <respeigle@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-24
How did you find my website: Through Jack McClintic
Surnames: McClintock, Durham
Comments:
Karen, I just want to say that you have a wonderful website! I was able to get so much information from it (including the pictures, obits, etc.) which I loved. You have done a great job! My line goes back to Margaret McClintock, who was married to James Durham. Margaret was the lady that was scalped by the Indians at Fort Freeland and lived! She is buried at Warrior Run Cemetery, along with her husband, James. So the line of McClintocks that you have listed go back to her! What an interesting family!

Sharon Speigle

 

Name: Marilyn Haase Kastler <mkastler@juno.com>
Date: 2003-11-23
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Haase Tegtmeyer
Comments:
I know nothing of my Father's family.-- Henry Henry Haase born June 22, 1888 in Tripoli Iowa.-- I think that through your pages I've found his ancestors!! Thank you!!
 

Name: Peter Igel <peter@littleeagle.ca>
Date: 2003-11-21
How did you find my website: Neelmeyer website
Comments:
Hi Karen. You have an interesting website. I was born in Bremen. My father, Herbert Igel, was a coffee merchant there and a leading citizen. He maintained a long-standing banking relationship with Neelmeyer. As a young man, I served an apprecticeship in the cotton import business with a company called Hans Hermann Becker in the Bremen Cotton Exchange. Neelmeyer were our main bankers in the cotton business. I emigrated to Canada in 1958 and started an import business in Toronto. I have maintained a bank account at Neelmeyer for many years. My father passed away in 1987. As I no longer have any meaningful connections in Bremen, except to my favourite soccer club 'Werder Bremen', I closed my account at Neelmeyer Bank a few years ago. My company in Toronto, Peter Igel Food Products Inc., has prospered and is about to be passed on to the next generation headed by my son, Erik Igel.
 

Name: mary (webster) chapman <mary1236@mchsi.com>
Date: 2003-11-05
How did you find my website: I was looking for my tegtmeier ancestors.
Comments:
I was looking up my grandfathers family and found a family tree on ancestors.com. I do not know the person who made the tree but it all began with my grandfather's name. His name was Orville Frank Webster. The tree had his mothers ancestory listed clear back to Carl Wilhelm Tegtmeier. Her name was Justina Augusta Tegtmeier. If you are interested in further descendents I could help you. I live in Waterloo, Iowa.

Sincerely Mary Chapman

 

Name: anita jo rowe <anitajorowe@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-10-29
How did you find my website: cyndislist
Surnames: Rowe (paternal) and Reid (maternal)
Comments:
I'm new to genealogy. This family was in Chickasaw county Iowa in 1870 at Washington township. Any information for them? I'm gonna reasearch the iagen.com site as it appears good for Breymer? county to the south.
 

Name: Seegers - von Bargen <Segelfalter@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-10-28
How did you find my website: I search about the name Konrad Seegers from Haste
Comments:
Hallo Karen,
ich fand ihre Webseite als ich im Internet nach dem Namen meines Vaters Konrad Seegers (Geboren: 1924; Gestorben: 1984) suchte der auf dem Bauernhof in Haste Nr. 8 gelebt hatte. Ihre Internetseite hat ja schon sehr viel Arbeit gekostet. Sie ist sehr interessant.

Haben Sie einen privaten Bezug zu den Ortschaften in Nordschaumburg (wie Hohnhorst oder Haste) ?

Viele Grüße aus dem schon etwas winterlichen Nordschaumburger Land sendet Ihnen
Reinhard Seegers - von Bargen

 

Name: Judy Smith/Colorado <gjsmith1232@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-10-27
How did you find my website: searching Wells, Faribault Co, MN
Surnames: Smith
Areas of Research: Just about the entire U.S. with a name like Smith
Comments:
I am wondering who to contact to try to get copies of the Obits of Ephraim Houston Smith and Catharine {Katie} Smith, supposedly buried in Wells, MN. Dates of Feb 1921 and January 1927.
You have a wonderful site.

 

Name: Jim Russel <savuti@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-10-25
How did you find my website: via Google search engine
Surnames: Russel, Hitzemann, Claus, Gneko
Comments:
I am amazed by your website. I was bored this evening. I sat down at the computer. Via your website, geneaology project, and RootsWeb.com, I filled in many blanks in my charts. I recently lost my 95 years old grandmother. I want so bad to share with her what I found out! She was amazed what I had found out from various sources.
 

Name: Jay Laseman <jaylaseman@cox.net>
Date: 2003-10-24
How did you find my website: Looking for church recods in Schaumburg IL
Surnames: Laufer, Hartmann
Areas of Research: geneology
Comments:
Thank you for taking the time to do the research and put it on a very nice web page.

My Grandmothers Grandfather Carl Laufer was the 7th teacher to teach at St.Peters 1874 -1877 under Pastor G. Mueller 1883 - 1905. Pastor Schmidt 1869 - 1883.

Jay Laseman
Omaha, NE

 

Name: Deena Williams <deenawalk@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-22
How did you find my website: searching for info on David Rankin
Surnames: Collins/caldwell/rankin/mccormick/neal
Areas of Research: virginia/kentucky/ireland/scotland
Comments:
I am a descendent of Jennet McCormick and David Rankin...I think your website is really helpful!! If you want any further info further down the lines of McCormick/Rankin please feel free to contact me.

Deena

 

Name: Bonnie Schamber <kidsbls@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-14
How did you find my website: entered Schaumburg, Germany in Google
Surnames: Lichthardt
Comments:
It was a surprise to see someone from Nebraska with some of my family ancestors, Friedrich Wilhelm Lichthardt descendants. He is my great-great grandfather. My mother's relatives all moved to the Schaumburg, Illinois area and settled there. Some of your research has helped me. Thanks.
 

Name: Joanne Rowe Jordan <drjordan2k@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-10-03
How did you find my website: google search
Comments:
I was delighted to see my mother's name in your those who helped section; for correction it is:
 

Name: donna paige <nonipaig@pacbell.net>
Date: 2003-09-20
How did you find my website: searching for James Low
Comments:
I am trying to find information on the James Low family who lived in Sterling, Scotland
 

Name: Mary Ann <curtissmaryan87@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-09-08
How did you find my website: Searching for relatives in Illinois
Surnames: Bastian, Bullerman, Alberts, Jansen/Johnson/Appelberg
Areas of Research: Chicago, Hinsdale,
Comments:
You must have one of the greatest sites I have seen in my three years of research. I am totally impressed. In a matter of minutes you gave me access to so many areas.

Thank you sincerely for all your hard work.

I looking for marriage of Anna Sophia Bastian m. Friedrick Appelberg in late l840's in Chicago, ILL. Also searching for Sophia Bastian's parents.

Any advice?

Thanks,

Mary Ann

 

Name: Annette Pofahl Emory <jaceemory@usfamily.net>
Date: 2003-09-07
How did you find my website: had seen your name come up in my tree
Surnames: Buhr's and their spouses
Areas of Research: working on the wives (the forgotten ones!!)
Comments:
Karen - I really enjoyed reading all you had.
I know it will help fill in some blank spaces.
Am passing your site on to my cousin Bob Bauer
as he is also doing the Buhr/Bauer tree. If you
need any help with the Minnesota Bauers - once
Buhrs, let me know, I will enjoy answering any
questions for you. Trees should be shared.
Thank you for all of your work, Annette

 

Name: Jacklyn Lohman - Hartley <Jacklynhartley@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-09-04
How did you find my website: A Friend referred me
Surnames: Lohmann, Wente
Areas of Research: Louise Lohmann
Comments:
Would you kindly send me any information you may have on Louise Lohmann? If you do not have anything could you direct me or advise me how I can locate information on her?
I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer.

Jackie

 

Name: K P Lohman <kplohman1@aol.com>
Date: 2003-09-02
How did you find my website: my sister Jacklyn Hartley
Surnames: Lohmann, Hesse, Tietje, Forr, Hagedorn,...
Areas of Research: Family of John Christian Lohmann, Reinsdorf circa 1900-
Comments:
You have truly thrown yourself into this project. I am in awe of the work you have done. My Family name is Lohmann. My father and Grandfather dropped the last N to sound more american before WWII. I have a Brother James Micheal Lohman in Okemas MI. I live in Centerville Texas. My father was Elbert Elmer Le Roi Lohman, born at st John's Lutherian church Toledo Ohio. His Father was Alwin Lohmann. John Christian Lohmann Came to this country as a Missionary/Teacher from Reinsdorf. He and his wife's father Rev. Bechle(sp) opened churches and made settlements all over the US. There are many churches across the country that have their pedigree. I meet the family of John Christian Lohmann at a funeral back in the 70's. They were from Frankfurt am maine. Frederick Tietje keep contact until his death in the mid to late 70's. The rest had little interest in my generation. I don't speak german so I was of little use to the older generation. My generation found me to be a bit of a hillbilly. I find this all very interesting. I haven't found the time to research it like you have. My late father gave me the town name of Reinsdorf. Friederick drew me a simple map showing the property lines of the Tietje, Hesse and, Lohmann lands. He didn't go into detail except to call us all cousins. I am sorry to take up so much of your time. I wish I could add to your work. But, I am just full of old stories and half truths. The generation that would know is gone now. Other than a Hagedorn in Sherman Texas and a few other members of the Bechle family, I have no contact with any of the greater family. I did meet a teacher named Lohmann from Frankfurt. He had the eyebrows, facial shape and dark skin shared by all. Thanks again for sharing your work with me. K P Lohman
 

Name: Linda <linjenka@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-29
How did you find my website: google
Surnames: Betsinger, Pratt
Areas of Research: Bremer county history 1850-1960
Comments:
Good work. I was so excited to find the 1870 census stats. Would you know where I could find similar for other years?

visit my site http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~iowa

I've done some transcribing. IN fact I did most of the bios and history at the GenWeb site, even though you wouldn't know it. If you are interested in the info, I will send you my copies.

Congratulations on the hard work. Linda

 

Name: Rhonda Huffman <lindclan@mchsi.com>
Date: 2003-08-26
How did you find my website: searching
Surnames: Stoffregen,Weihe,Winning
Areas of Research: Bremer Co., Ia
Comments:
I have really enjoyed your web pages you have seveal of my surnames and have helped me
 

Name: DeAnn Dillon <cddillon@ctcis.net>
Date: 2003-08-25
How did you find my website: I was looking up info. on Henry Muller
Surnames: Muller/Mueller
Areas of Research: Buchmeier Genealogy page
Comments:
I believe Henry Muller is my great-grandfather same birth dates and same death dates. I believe he remarried after Gesina died in 1902. To my great grandmother Alice Fenton in Higginsville,Mo. May 6,1906. They had two children together 1. Albert H. Muller born 1908 2. Charles A. Muller born Jan. 1910. Charles would be my grandfather and he told my mother that his father died 3-4 months before he was born.
 

Name: kenneth edwards <murf@preferred.com>
Date: 2003-08-19
How did you find my website: researching my family
Surnames: Edwards
Comments:
great site--was looking for my edwards famiily and trying to connect with William Edwards born 1720 who married sarah Hillard and lived in Bedford ,Va--some say he was the son of Thomas Nathaniel Edwards-- ken
 

Name: Jean Livingston Doran <ajdoran@marincounty.net>
Date: 2003-08-10
How did you find my website: from my sister who gotit from Charles McAtee
Surnames: Livingston and Wheeler
Areas of Research: my own family tree
Comments:
I grew up in Mahaska and graduated from high school in 1949. You have a great web site. Good to see the old water tower etc.

Jean

 

Name: Candice Sue Pierre (Hultman) <candicepierre@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-03
How did you find my website: Family
Surnames: Renzelmann,helmer,mohr,hultman
Areas of Research: Viola Mohr, Arthur Hultman
Comments:
Very informative site!
 

Name: Virlene Arnst <varnst@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-16
How did you find my website: surfing the web for ancestors
Surnames: Mohling
Areas of Research: Mohlings who emigrated from Germany
Comments:
I really like your website and I just happened on it while searching the Mohling ancestors. I have gotten back about 5 generations, but when I get to my great, great granfather's parents I am stumped - there are so many Mohlings, in Iowa and Nebraska. I moved from Lincoln to California in 1960, but still have relatives and friends in Lincoln and am planning on coming back in September. We are having a Bower Reunion, which is the country school I attended near Fairbury, NE.
 

Name: BURTON AND PAULA MEYERHOFF <meyerhoff1997@myway.com>
Date: 2003-07-15
How did you find my website: Sue Rife
Surnames: MEYERHOFF/BOEDECKER
Comments:
BURTON IS ALVIN CHRISTIAN MEYERHOFF AND AMALIA BOEDECKER, THE GRANDSON
 

Name: Barbara Barger <barger4747@msn.com>
Date: 2003-07-08
How did you find my website: Your mother, Dolores Lowe
Surnames: Thomas,Scheer, Buchmeier
Comments:
Hi Karen, The wedding picture of my grandparents, Amelia and Albert Scheer is incorrect on your website under the name Scheer. That is not a picture of them at all. Positively for sure, me the granddaughter and the daughter Geraldine Scheer of Amelia says most assuredly. Where did you get that picture and who said that was them? Also we would like to know who sent you the picture of the very young Amelia. My mother, Geraldine(Scheer)Muckey, who is the daughter of Amelia says she would like that picture and doesn't recall ever seeing it before. However that is definately Amelia Thomas Scheer. Amelia was the only grandmother and my children's great-mother we ever knew as my grandparents on my dad's side died long before I was born. Geraldine's father, Albert, also had a second middle name. We have pictures of their headstones. Looking up that info. We recently moved and everything is in boxes. GREAT WEBSITE! My mother started gathering info. when Amelia moved in with Geraldine back in 1988. And then ofcourse she lived to be 97 years old so we had plenty of time to reminish. We will keep in touch. Thank you. Barbara Barger and Geraldine Muckey
 

Name: Dorothy Seehausen <dorouno@execpc.com>
Date: 2003-07-06
How did you find my website: general search on "geneaology"
Surnames: Seehausen
Areas of Research: Crete, Illinois
Comments:
Great web site! Are there other Seehausen geneologists that you know of?
 

Name: Pat Merritt <patmerritt@juno.com>
Date: 2003-06-28
How did you find my website: RootsWeb
Surnames: Jurs, Weihe, Schaefer, Engle, Ettner, Steinke,
Areas of Research: internet, libraries, courhouses, family
Comments:
You have a fantastic web site. I have already found information that I need and am sure I will find more. I sent you an e-mail directly in regard to the Jurs line.
 

Name: Alice Miller <walkingpanther@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-12
How did you find my website: I was looking for you.
Surnames: Neff...as in William Neff of Westmoreland County Pa!
Areas of Research: The Neff Family
Comments:
Hi Karen, I am a descendant of Christian C. Neff, John W. (Levi} Neff's father from Westmoreland County. Christian also had a daughter named Amanda b. 1846...she is my great, great grandmother. My cousin gave me info on your family sent to us by another descendant of Nancy Jane. My name is Alice Miller and I would appreciate it if you would contact me at Walkingpanther@yahoo.com. Thank you. Alice
 

Name: Doris A. Schellhorn <DorisMikeS@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-05
How did you find my website: Google search for Schellhorn
Surnames: Schellhorn, Roehl
Areas of Research: genealogy
Comments:
Trying to find a family connection for Peter J. Schellhorn, born in Iowa City, IA in 1865. Married Elizabeth Roehl, of Minnesota, then they settled in St. Joseph, MO. Can't seem to match him with any of your Iowa Schellhorns, but I still suspect there is a connection there someplace. I like your web site very much.
 

Name: david <rockstar@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-06-04
How did you find my website: luck
Comments:
excellent job
 

Name: Kathy L <kathlin409@att.net>
Date: 2003-06-02
How did you find my website: Google Search
Comments:
Just looking for information about Mahaska High School. Found your website with pictures. Was pleasantly surprised to find the poem and the "Class Prophesy" (sic). My grandmother was part of that class (class of 1925) and is mentioned in both (Caroline Goebel). I still wear her high school class ring. Loved looking at the pictures. A couple look familiar like they were part of her photo album as well.
 

Name: Charles D. McAtee <mcateecd@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-27
How did you find my website: Forwarded by Kent Arnold
Comments:
Thanks for all your hard work and your contribution to the preservation of Mahaska history! (I did have your scrapbook of memories for over a year - several years ago - when Ilene let me borrow it.) I'm glad that I finally returned it so that you could make such great use of it.
Kindest personal regards, Charles D. McAtee

 

Name: Lisa <NRAINH20@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-23
How did you find my website: search engine
Surnames: Clark, Quinn, Froehlich, Rainwater, Hisaw, Fisher, Chrisman
Areas of Research: VA, KY, MS, AL, OK, AR, TX, MO, KS
Comments:
Thanks for the Kansas Info! I have been searching for 3 days for Washington county information, and have came up empty handed! Glad to see someone has some information out there!

Good work! Lots of detail!
Lisa
http://members.aol.com/nrainh20/index.html

 

Name: Jenni Curtis (Drewis) <jcurtis1227@msn.com>
Date: 2003-05-20
How did you find my website: fell upon it somehow
Surnames: Drewis, Mothers maiden name in Schnurstein (Rueben)
Comments:
Just looking to see if I know anyone on your website the only thing I found was my grandfathers name on the world war 2 drafts, Drewis (George) and Schnurstein (Rueben) anything else you have on them please email me. I passed your website on to my mother Thanks.......Jen
 

Name: Mary Kost <bzppl@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-16
How did you find my website: rootsweb.com
Surnames: Serfoss
Areas of Research: Fred John Serfoss
Comments:
I am working on the Serfoss family tree - they lived around Waverly, Iowa and also Manchester, Iowa.
I seen that you had a Fred John Serfoss and John Serfoss in your family tree.
Beautiful sight. Thanks for sharing.

 

Name: Leon Franklin Wilkens Jr <leonwilkens@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-14
How did you find my website: While looking for information on Barrien
Surnames: Wilkens / Wilckens / Trauen
Areas of Research: Syke, Leeste, Barrien and Dithmarschen, Holstein.
Comments:
Have you ever ran across the surnames I have listed and to you have any history on Syke, Leeste and Barrien?

My 10th great grandfather came from Leeste, his son went to Meldorf in Dithmarschen in 1690's and setteled.

 

Name: Chris A Kehrer <schulz290504@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-28
How did you find my website: Browsing
Surnames: Schulz, Kehrer
Areas of Research: Illinois
Comments:
My greatgrandparents were from Illinois. Alfred L Schulz and Anna M Schulz. Alfred born in 1891 died in 1962. Anna born in 1893 died in 1972. My grandmother Elaine A Schulz married Henry Kehrer. Do you know them. Supposed to be a relative fought in the Civil war. Please reply.
Chris Kehrer

 

Name: Carolyn Mills Hughes <nanunanu@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-22
How did you find my website: Looking for William Hughes married to Elizabeth Barnett
Surnames: Mills, Hughes, Grosvenor, Barnett
Areas of Research: Pennsylvania, Ireland, Scotland
Comments:
A site for sore eyes.
To reward you for all of your hard work I'm going to send you an e-mail with webite for Elizabert Barnett's ancestors.
How I wish we could find William's. I'll leave it here for others to see:
http://freepagesgenealogy.rootsweb.co/~jessebarnett/chucktod.htm

 

Name: George E. Soergel <soergelone@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-21
How did you find my website: Found it on The Hannover German mailing list
Surnames: Soergel, Theise, Hermerding,Mueller, Klug
Areas of Research: Bavaria, Hannover and Pommern Germany
Comments:
Your site is a Blessing for people like me and well worth a A plus. It is a great help to me in the Chicago area because of all the fire destroyed records in the civil section. THANK YOU A LOT
 

Name: mary wheeler <cwpwheel@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-04-05
How did you find my website: history search
Surnames: mcclintock
Areas of Research: chautauqua,ny
Comments:
i just wanted to tell you,that laura wheeler mcclintock,is in my family tree from way back...i was born in westfield,ny in 62.... thanx
 

Name: Lila Krueger <loren-lila@juno.com>
Date: 2003-03-31
How did you find my website: typed "Buck Creek Iowa cemeteries"
Surnames: SCHROEDER, HARMS, SOHL
Areas of Research: GENEALOGY
Comments:
Thanks for the info you have posted! It helped me fill in some information on my family tree.
MY LINE: Lila (Woodbury) Krueger
mother: Esther Severeid/Savereid (m Luther Woodbury)
Gparents: DOROTHEA MARIA SCHROEDER (m Elmer Severeide)
GGparents: JOHN HEINRICH SCHROEDER
& CATHERINE MARGRETA HARMS

Do you know if Catherine Dorothea Schroeder (nee Sohl)
b 7-20-1817 d 01-15-1882, is John Heinrich Schroeder's mother? (If so, she died two days after John Schroeder
and Catherine Harms were married!!



 

Name: Julie Ann Kopeschka <jkopeschka@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-22
How did you find my website: I looked up my name
Surnames: Kopeschka
Comments:
Hi Karen it was really interesting to see my family history on line. If you;d like you can call me at 719 632-4600. I run a hotel so do not be put off by the business phone.
 

Name: Ione Walker <ibwalker@kansas.net>
Date: 2003-03-21
How did you find my website: By accident
Surnames: Burton
Areas of Research: Washington Ks. Haddam Ks. Illinois
Comments:
My Grandpa was JW Burton. Great Grandpa-Marcus M. Burton Great-Great Grandpa James A Burton who is buried in Illnois someplace.His first wife would be my great great grandma.I don't know her first name. My great grandma ,wife of Marcus was Mary Elizabeth Haskett Burton. I would like to find out all I can.
 

Name: Suzanne Buehre <Sioux1031@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-19
How did you find my website: just looked up my last name!
Comments:
Just was wondering how my last name fits. I noticed that there was an Indiana confirmation list from United Church of Christ. Now all of the Buehre's in that list are my relatives. If there is no connection please accept my apologies.

Sue

 

Name: Dori Phillips <dorip@mcsi.net>
Date: 2003-03-13
How did you find my website: Looking for Zerck family info through Wheeling
Surnames: Zerck
Areas of Research: Iowa & Minn.
Comments:
What a fabulous site you have! I only have access to the internet through my work, but plan to keep checking your site--I love that you have information on Germany! I believe that I have a little bit of info on George John William Zerck to add--still looking for his son's family information, I do not have very much verification though, so do not know if you would want it added.
 

Name: Dennis Schrage <dnnsschrg@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-13
How did you find my website: search
Surnames: Schrage, Wehmhoefer
Areas of Research: Beecher, Crete IL and ottensen Germany
Comments:
Dennis Schrage
 

Name: Marilyn Woodward <woodwardjamar@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-02-25
How did you find my website: via Conrad Piepho b 4 20 1798
Surnames: Piepho
Areas of Research: Mn
Comments:
Not sure if I have contacted you before or not. Piepho name is in my fathers genealogy from Mn. Conrad had three or four wives and he died July 17, 1862 in Mn. Rice Co.
 

Name: Maryann Scott <w_ricken@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
How did you find my website: rootsweb.com
Surnames: Powchek or Pouchek or Pucek
Areas of Research: Joliet, Illinois
Comments:
I have had no luck at all. All Ican find is my grandfathers death papers.My mothers family kept no records.I need help! Can anyone help me?
 

Name: Linda Herz <laherz@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-02-17
How did you find my website: Search for church records in Lake/Will
Surnames: Herz-Stolzenbach-Nies
Areas of Research: Churches records for birth/marriage/death
Comments:
While going off on a twig in the search for Nies families in Cedar Lake Brunswick PO Hanover Twp, I came across your website. This is great, for I have seen other family names that I will be back to take a closer look when I get back to their branch.

You have done a fantastic job with your family history and I'm sure it is greatly appreciated by other family researchers, for so many do not share their finds and you are very lucky to have such beautiful pictures of your ancestors. (and know who they are!)

Applause-Applause-Applause!!!!!! Thank you.

 

Name: Nancy Owen <bluejeans@htcomp.net>
Date: 2003-02-17
How did you find my website: google search on surname
Surnames: Warnke
Areas of Research: Fillmore County, Ohiowa
Comments:
I wanted to thank you for the information I found on your website. I have been searching for Gustave Warnke and his son Edward for two years and came across your website when searching on the surname. I had no idea that he moved from Illinois to Nebraska. Thank you so much!

Sincerely,

Nancy Owen
Morgan, TX

 

Name: Marilyn Rampage <mrampage@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-15
How did you find my website: Have searched before, but you have added so much
Surnames: Matthei, Rietz, Franke, Losehand, Kuebler, Rampage
Areas of Research: Germany
Comments:
WHAT A WONDERFUL SITE, you just keep adding to it everytime I search it.
I want to thank you and Kurt Riebe for submitting the picture of St Jacobi Chruch of Rodenberg. My Matthei line is from there and I have some of the Church records (in note form from someone who visited 30 years or so ago).
I would also like to thank Alexandra Blume for the Rinteln church picture. Would you happen to know if the Grove church records are also in the Rodenberg Church?
I am from Hickory Hills, IL and have written to you before. Common aquaintence Bob Timmerman & my husbands line intertwine.
GREAT WORK KAREN,

 

Name: guenther Feegel <gfeegel@web.de>
Date: 2003-02-15
How did you find my website: by google
Surnames: poehler feegel fegel gehrke ploenges
Areas of Research: german families coming from Leese near Hannover
Comments:
just surfing I found this site, well done !
 

Name: Valerie Parker Matthes <Kizzybutt2002@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-10
How did you find my website: Looking up my Kennard family
Surnames: Parker/Kennard/Campbell
Areas of Research: Kennard/Parker
Comments:
I am related to William Kennard, father of Mary Ann Kennard m. Isaac Parker in KY. This is my family line!
 

Name: William Siegmann <wsiegm7172@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-08
How did you find my website: by searching for Schaumburg
Surnames: Siegmann, (Siekmann), Koelling
Comments:
This is a wonderful resource. I am looking for information onHeinrich Wilhelm Siekmann of Reinsdorf and S.Doretea Meyer or Hoymeier married in Apelern 17 Sept, 1835 and emmigrated to US in 1844. F. Christoph Koelling migrated with them and is presumably a child by a previous marriage. Any help would be most welcome
 

Name: Sven Heusing <sven@heusing.info>
Date: 2003-01-31
How did you find my website: over the Internet
Comments:
Hello to all,
many greeting from Germany, Hameln ( 10km from Rohden)
It's nice know that there are people lives with the same name than I in USA.

Bye

 

Name: Marjorie Irene Rateike Eichberger Shelepet <margiandjoe@netscape.net>
Date: 2003-01-30
How did you find my website: Researching the the Leseberg Family Tree from Palatine, Illinois
Surnames: Leseberg
Areas of Research: ancestrey .com
Comments:
You have a George Leseberg listed that lived and died in Palatine, Illinois. Would he have a son, David and a sister Lillian? My Uncle George Leseberg would have lived at 604 Bunting Lane Palatine, Illinois. His son, David, was born deaf and has a daughter named Lillian. His wife's name was Lenae and they met in Jacksonvill Florida at his school for the deaf. Uncle George divorced his wife Laverne and she lived in Maywood, Illinois with her sister. George could have been my grandfathers brother, my grandfather's name is William and he was married to Jenny Peterson and they lived in Palatine, Illinios and later moved from the farm on Rte 53 to Itasca Illinois on Devon Avenue.
 

Name: Betty Tompkins <lptompkins@planttel.net>
Date: 2003-01-26
How did you find my website: Looking for websites on Germany history and genealogy
Surnames: Kramer, Whitt or Witte
Areas of Research: history of Meerbeck in the 1840's, genealogy of the Kramer and Whitt (Witte) families
Comments:
I have enjoyed you website, especially the maps during the time my great-great-grandparents lived there. They left Meerbeck, Germany in 1845 for the U.S. At the time they left, the political climate in Germany was one of great unrest. I am trying to find out more about the history of Germany during that time and also to try to find out more about my ancestors who lived there - my great-great grandfather was John Frederick Kramer who was born in Meerbeck on August 6, 1806. My great-great grandmother was Sophia Willimina Witte. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated! I have only been into genealogy for about a year now. Thanks! BTompkins
 

Name: Charles E. Share <cshare13@swbell.net>
Date: 2003-01-23
How did you find my website: Searching for LINDHORST, GERMANY
Surnames: LINDHORST, LIPPOLD
Areas of Research: Melle, Celle near Hannover GERMANY
Comments:
Already e-mailed you...appreciate your pages and whatever, if any, help!
 

Name: Thomas Moersch <thomas.moersch@accesscomm.ca>
Date: 2003-01-20
How did you find my website: google search for 'Hans Ludolf Eggers'
Surnames: Eggers
Areas of Research: Eggers
Comments:
Hi Karen,
if the pedigree chart on this URL ( http://www.karensgen.com/buch/pedigreeschr.php ) is part of your ancestry, well, then we are related! I have been working on my genealogy for years but this is the first time!!!! that I find a relative. Admitted it is somewhat remote but so what!
And here is the link, Karen:

Hans Ludolf Eggers is in the long line of my great grandfathers and yours I assume. Hans Ludolf had a daughter called Anna Ilsabe Eggers born Oct. 1, 1775 in Wulfsode. Her mother's name was Elisabeth Margarethe Voigts. They were married in Wriedel. By the way I have very good maps of the area.

Please contact me soon!

Thomas
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

Name: christopher p. nerge <chrisnerge@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-01-20
How did you find my website: search
Areas of Research: nerge/pfingsten/present and past realatives.
Comments:
trying to find living pfingsten or relative in germany that knows of our familys past
 

Name: Ken Drewes <kwdrewes>
Date: 2003-01-19
How did you find my website: Lycos
Surnames: Drewes, Westendorf
Comments:
Looking under the Burials in Bremer Co. I could not find my Great Grandfather or Grandmother who are buried at St. Paul Artesian, Bremer Co. Jacob N. Drewes b. 1844, d. 1915 and Dorthea Sophia Hoerman b. 1852 d. 1934.
What a wonderful site, I will have to tell my relatives about it.

 

Name: Michael W.Rickman <dreamachine3@htomail.com>
Date: 2003-01-15
How did you find my website: Doing research on my ancestors,and trying to find family members
Surnames: Biological Names:Father:Michael Nix, Mother Natilie L.Rowe
Areas of Research: Nothing really
Comments:
I was just wondering if you have a family member by the name of Natile Lynn Rowe born in Arkansas. She was my mother and she was 15 in 1982. My fathers name was Michael W.Nix born in Oklahoma. He was 18 in 1982. My half brother is Bryan C.Nix from Calumet Ok. So if you could please help me in any way. I would be internelly grateful. You can contact me at dreamachine3@hotmail.com. I hope to here from you soon.
 

Name: Nathan Brettmann <nbrettmann@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-10
How did you find my website: through ancestry.com looking up my grt.grand father
Surnames: Bahe, Othling, Brettmann
Comments:
I learned a lot that I did not know about my great grand mothers family line. She was Else Bahe
 

Name: Allan Nordbrock <sylviano@mchsi.com>
Date: 2003-01-10
How did you find my website: Looked in rootsweb for Louis Braun
Surnames: Braun, Steege and Huxhold
Comments:
I was surprrised to find my grandparents on your site. Also I found another distant relative on the other side of my family tree.
 

Name: Frank Fiser <Prairiedge@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-08
How did you find my website: AOL search
Comments:
I was astonished to find this website.
I enjoyed looking through the old photos.

 

Name: Richard Charles Rodgers <rcrodger@samford.edu>
Date: 2003-01-08
How did you find my website: Using the Google web engine
Surnames: Rodgers/Rankin
Areas of Research: Traceing my Rodgers /(Rogers) and Rankin roots
Comments:
You have a nice web page. I am from a line of Rankin that settled in St Clair County Alabama U.S.A. My Grandmother was Ada Rankin Who's Father was James H. Rankin B. 18 Mar 1841 in Rutherford County Tennessee.
 

Name: Dana Schmeckpeper George <DCraig1233@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-04
How did you find my website: I was looking for Struss and Winter
Surnames: Dettmering_Schmeckpeper-Stuenkel_Struss_Winter
Areas of Research: Dettmering_Schmeckpeper_Bode_Stuenkel
Comments:
Great Website! Thanks for sharing with us novices.
 

Name: Oliver Schierhoelter <oliver.katharina@freenet.de>
Date: 2002-12-26
How did you find my website: google
Comments:
Hi Karen,

I am really impressed in regard to your homepage. It is interesting to see such big, big volume of information. You must be very busy with all this work. And I'm proud that you mentioned my Mum on the first page. You are really kind 'cause all this research work is very important for her after Dad's dead. There is a lot of motivation in the business for her and it is good to see that some people are thankful for her work.

I'd like to wish you and the family a happy new year and all the best for 2003.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver

 

Name: Kusstz Magret <i haven t>
Date: 2002-12-08
How did you find my website: it s good but i want more informations about the name kussatz
Surnames: Margarete
Comments:
its a very good website but i want more informations about the name kussatz because i am called too kussatz.
please give more infos about my gran father karl- heinz kussatz and my gran mother margarete kussatz borne lauterbach.
i hope that you help me

 

Name: fred <lofland>
Date: 2002-12-07
How did you find my website: Cyndi's
Surnames: Mcclintock
Comments:
Digging for Wm McClintock b circa 1830, to US in 1851, m. Mary A. Summers, then maybe a Mary Boland
 

Name: Heather <daniziolek@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-24
How did you find my website: web search
Surnames: Wille Nebel Tatge
Areas of Research: Sophie/Sophia Wille
Comments:
Hi there, was wondering if you might be able to help me or tell me if your Wille's might be related to mine. I have a Sophie or Sophia Wille that was born in Elk Grove Village Illinois. She married Frederick Nebel and died May 20, 1925. Would love to find out her parents names and a birth certificate if possible. She is my great-grandmother.
Thanks in advance for any info you might be able to lend!
Heather
=)

 

Name: sharon GRAMS <srgrams@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-22
How did you find my website: ancestry.com
Surnames: Moehling/Wolkenhauer
Comments:
I believe your Christoph Moehling and wife Emma Wolkenhauer are my great grand parents!
 

Name: Karen <karvo2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-20
How did you find my website: looking for a surname
Surnames: Nerge, Thies
Comments:
My son is dating a Nerge and was just wondering about her family tree. Anyone from this area knows that Nerge is a road in Schaumburg/Roselle, Illinois.

WoW! Can't wait to show her this website and all her ancestors!!

 

Name: Pat <pjerdmann@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-14
How did you find my website: I did a search for Prenzlau
Surnames: Erdmann, Grotnahm, Hahn, Peter's, Kuhn, Nehring, Schroeder, and Ziese
Areas of Research: around Nechlin, Brandenburg, to Niagara, NY., Illinois, Michigan and other points west.
Comments:
I enjoyed seeing the church and graveyard from Germany. A very good idea in addition to your genealogy. I hope to do something similair someday.
 

Name: Robert E. Glenn <zzandqliz@direcway.com>
Date: 2002-11-13
How did you find my website: Looking for edwards Kin
Surnames: Edwards
Areas of Research: Glenn, Bennett, Edwards
Comments:
I would like to thank you for the info on Richard Edwardes, and his mother Agnes Blewitt. My great grandmother, Mary O. Edwards, was of this line.
 

Name: Susan (Buethe) Harrison <openloc@att.net>
Date: 2002-11-08
How did you find my website: Search for Buethe
Surnames: Buthe, Buethe, Beethe
Areas of Research: Increased knowledge of ancestors, family.
Comments:
My great-grandfathers helped build St. Peters....and when I talk to my Dad again, I'll be able to find out much more. I have a "Buethe Book" giving much of the geneaology for past years, but it needs a lot of updating. Maybe I'll retire and take that on when I can afford to! I've been to the cemetary at St. Peters, but very glad to have the info again, and be able to show it to my family here in Arizona! THANK YOU!
 

Name: Jörg Ehlerding <anjoel@magicnet.mn>
Date: 2002-11-06
How did you find my website: by accident
Comments:
Hello,
by accident I opened your webside tonight. I was suprised to find my family name (Ehlerding)in your ancestors list. I was born in Minden/Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen) but presently I am living with my family in Mongolia.
Best regards,
Jörg Ehlerding

 

Name: Michael Wahlmann <m_s_wahlmann@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-11-06
How did you find my website: google search
Comments:
Was curious to find a Wahlmann buried in Iowa. I live in Rock Island, IL right across the river from Davenport, IA.
 

Name: Linda Herz <laherz@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-11-05
How did you find my website: Ancestry.com ancestry tree listed web address
Surnames: Herz - Stolzenbach are the main ones
Areas of Research: Trying to locate these families on census records for the Kankakee and Cook County.
Comments:
Your website is very impressive, you have done a great job putting this together. It has given me other church's to check, thank you. I have walked some of the cemeteries on your list. Even took photos of headstones of some Stolzenbachs that are buried at St. Paul's Cemetery in Beecher Illinois. One in particular is Eckhardt, Sr. and Caroline "Helena". I have yet to contact or go to the church for copies of any birth, marriage or death records. I'm sure I'll be returning to this website from time to time.....Thank you.
 

Name: Louann Muhlenhaupt Rodenbeck <loudale@awesomenet.net>
Date: 2002-11-05
How did you find my website: friend suggested
Surnames: Muhlenhaupt/Hahn/Boedeker
Comments:
Very interesting! I grew up in Bremer Co. and all three families were early Bremer Co. residents
 

Name: Inka Pfingsten <inkapfingsten@yahoo.de>
Date: 2002-11-05
How did you find my website: Over Pfingsten
Areas of Research: My family tree
Comments:
I was very surprised when I found when I saw the name Pfingsten in the context of the village I new my family comes from. I could not find any information about my relatives but I hope that someday I will get this information through this side.
Inka Pfingsten from Hannover, Gemany

 

Name: Susan M. Bork <spbork@dreamscape.com>
Date: 2002-10-31
How did you find my website: Google
Surnames: Losehand
Areas of Research: Losehand/Brueck families
Comments:
very informative
 

Name: Jan matthias <garyjan@kca.net>
Date: 2002-10-29
How did you find my website: a friend gave me the ancestry web site
Surnames: matthias