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Name: Jeff Vail <jeffvail1@gmail.clm>
Date: 2014-04-10
Comments:
Hi. I live in Chicago Illinois. My grandfather's name was Junius Mansfield Scharfenberg. He was here in the 1890's. He also had a brother Roland. You would happen to know any connection between the families. Jeff
 

Name: Debbie Tanner <oclildebbie2107@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-02-03
Comments:
Hello!

My grandma comes from a Sharfenberg acestory, just trying to find more information for her on Peter Schardenferg. Thanks for the information

 

Name: Judy Wilmot <jwilmot625@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-11-16
Comments:
Hi Lori & Arlin. I just happened to come across this page while researching the Scharfenberg name. I remember reading an article about the Scharfenbergs quite some time ago that someone (probably you) brought to the family reuion one year. I would love to read it again and was wondering if you happen to have it, if you would email a copy to me? Hope you and your family are doing well and looking forward to hearing from you. Judy
 

Name: Dawne Kobe <dawnek@live.com>
Date: 2013-07-22
Comments:
I am Arlins 3rd cousin, Herman Scharfenberg is my great uncle. His sister, Clara, was my grandmother. My mother is Joyce Godard nee Franklin. I have 2 children Aaron and Danielle. Nice to meet relatives.


 

Name: Kindelle Scharfenberg <K_scharfenberg@hotmail.>
Date: 2013-02-15
Comments:
What a interesting site. Im married to a scharfenberg. There family lives from Missouri,United States. They have deep roots in Germany but don't know much. I am interested to learn more as they are too.
 

Name: lewis aune <jnyblaze2004@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-09-20
Comments:
hello there im searching for family..my last name is aune my fathers name was albert aune son of ralph or rolf aune and christine aune..his grandparents were julius and elizabeth scharfenberg..he had sisters and brothers like james..neil..gladys..violet..and aunt fern...theres more but those are who i can remember..i found a bunch of family tree stuff that i was thinkin mike aune was workin on..i dont know any other aunes around..i have children now and i was wanting them to know more bout there family..if anyone reads this and can lead me in directions or anything bout my family..can you get ahold of me at 270-339-0845..thanks
 

Name: Katarzyna <kasiula19912@op.pl>
Date: 2012-01-19
Comments:
Hello!
My grandfather name's Willi Szarfenberg. His Father was name Boles³±w Szarfenberg. But Boles³aw mother was name Alwina Scharfenberg. She was born in 22 of July 1887. I come from Poland. We don't know why the name was changed. We think it changed in The Second World War. I will really happy if you tell me that we are or not the familly.
Best wishes!
Kasia

 

Name: Pastor John Fiene <Jfiene@adventlutheran.org>
Date: 2011-04-30
Comments:
Greetings. I am in the process of reconstructing my family genealogy in anticipation of visiting Germany with a group of 40 relatives, meeting an equal number of German relatives this summer (2011) for the anniversary of our great-great grandparents wedding anniversary. We are descended from Margarete v. Scharffenberg, who was married to Joachim v. Bülow, a knight from Plüskow, Mecklenburg. He died in Ratzeburg in 1514. I have no information on her other than her name. So...cousins..greetings. Good luck on your genealogical adventures. (I live in Zionsville, Indiana by the way. Our family is a family of Lutheran pastors. I grew up in Minnesota)
 

Name: Alvin Fisher <apffisher@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-16
Comments:
I have wonderful memories of Howard. He taught me how to drive a tractor and a truck. He was a great fiddler and I enjoyed all that fishing hunting and trapping he taught me.
 

Name: Danny Scharfenberg <dannys_fatboy_99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-17
Comments:
i have often wonder what my last name stands for i know it's german and means town but that as for as i know people always what it means but i have no idea. Im interested what it stand for maybe you can help me out.
 

Name: judy heine <judy.heine@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-08-18
Comments:
Nice to meet you via web - I am a Sharpenberg - Homer was my father, Frank Paul was his father (2/20/1882 - 12/23/1973)from PA. Frank's father was Heinrich Schaffenberg b.1850 - arrived via Ellis Island 7/21/1881 from Austria. Heinrich had a brother that went to Michigan - I don't know his name. I'm thinking we may be related to the castle people but nothing definate on that.
Do you think we are related at all?

 

Name: Alan Bauler <alanb@mchsi.com>
Date: 2010-06-24
Comments:
I have realtives with the name of Scharfenberg that settled in Iowa around 1910. Were from the same Holestein region of Germany.
 

Name: Larry Shafenberg <larryallen@shafenberg.com>
Date: 2010-04-17
Comments:
My great, great, great grandfather was Frederick Julius Scharfenberg. He lived in the Tacoma and/or Seattle Washington area. He was born around 1800 in Berlin, Germany. His son, Frederick Shafenberg, (notice the spelling change), was born in Luxemburg in 1821, died in 1897 in Bear Grove, Indiana. I'm looking for info on Frederick Sr. or anyone else in my lineage. Thanx for being here! Anyone?
 

Name: Lee <kinsleuth@aol.com>
Date: 2009-11-19
Comments:
Gertrude Alice Scharfenberg, daughter of William and Mary Alice Scharfenberg, was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in 1894, and died in Minnesota in 1986. She was married to Will Parke and later to Robert Emmet Curtis, my great-uncle. I was very fond her and would like to know where she is buried.
 

Name: Denise Murchison <denise.k@telus.net>
Date: 2009-02-15
Comments:
My great opa's name was Alfred Scharfenberg. His wifes name was Bertha? who died at around 48(age) . Their kids names were Willi (Iknow for a fact he was born in 1909 and died in 1986 or 87), Erna, Otto, (was in the war), Helmut(died @ 18 in the war), Frieda (who married an Opitz) and one more brother who I can't find a name for, I think it might be Arthur but I'm not really sure. Any help that you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your time.
Please email us if anyone can help!
Yours truly,
Denise Kebernik Murchison

 

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Name: Nikolet <nikoletwesting@yaho.com>
Date: 2008-03-18
Comments:
Nice site!
 

Name: hans-joachim franz scharfenberg <johnscharfenberg@googlemail.com>
Date: 2008-01-19
Comments:
My mother met my father, Franz during the war when he was a major in the army. He was executed by the Nazis for supposedly having something to do with the July bomb plot to kill Hitler. My mother came to England 3 years later and died the next day...none of my mother's family had met my father or knew much about him. Through the internet, I now discover there seem to be a lot of Scharfenbergs and I have no idea where to start looking in order to discover more/anything about his side of the family...a long shot maybe, but wondered if you could give me any pointers.
 

Name: Jeanne Scharfenberg Tompkins <btompk3460@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-17
Comments:
I noticed that my first cousin, Rick Scharfenberg, of Midland, Texas, is on the guest book and refers to our hometown of Streator, Illinois. Also he mentions my father, Frank Scharfenberg and his clothing store. Our parents and ancestors are probably immensely proud to be on the internet, and would have great contributions if they were here to participate,,,,,,,,,,,
 

Name: Geri Hauser <gerim@bendcable.com>
Date: 2007-10-10
Comments:
Hello! I have heard about the castle since I was young. My grandmother's maiden name was Augusta Victoria Martha von Scharffenburg. She was the daughter of Theoodor Gottfried Robert and Charlotte von Scharffenburg who emigtated to Oregon in 1890. Long names! I have other information a cousin aquired from the Dansk Genealogic Institute that mentions also Mecklenburg and Pomerania. Thank you for the website.
 

Name: les plett <lesplett@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-09-23
Comments:
Lori how are you, if you are searching for Plett roots you know where to come. I have 37000 Plett's systematicaly recorded. I wrote the "Abraham L. Plett" book as well as his brother "Peter L. Plett's" book. If you guestion who I am? Arlin was the bestman at our son Roland's wedding in 1989. Have a great day Leslie Plett

 

Name: William H. Scharfenberg <longislandsun@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-30
Comments:
I have three sons, William, Kevin & David.
Six grandchildren, two boy's, 4 girls.

 

Name: Carrie Luhta <Quasiqueek@rogers.com>
Date: 2007-07-18
Comments:
Hello,
I have been looking into my family history, with the help of a friend of mine. I discovered that my great grandmother Annie Scharfenberg, married a man named Robert Smith. They had a daughter named Marian Inez Smith, who later married William Luhta. William Luhta is my grandfather. I thought you would like to know that Marian Smith Luhta and William Luhta had six children. One of them is my father. Norma (Luhta) Goodmurphy and her husband Lawrence Goodmurphy are no longer living. My uncle, Martin Luhta is no longer living. The four remaining children are: William (Bill)Luhta, Jack Luhta,(My father), Gorden Luhta and Lorna Luhta.

 

Name: Karin Drees <ksdrees@msn.com>
Date: 2007-06-01
Comments:
Ran across your site while researching Eutin (Germany). My daughter is currently in Eutin for 5 weeks as part of a sister cities exchange between Lawrence KS and Eutin. Both my sides of the family and one of my hubby's all came from Germany so this is a "return to the Fatherland" for us all in a way! Love the work you've done, keep it up!
 

Name: William H Scharfenberg III <longisladsun@aol.com>
Date: 2007-04-24
Comments:
I am 57 years old living on long Island with 6 grandchilden. I am also married 38 years to a German girl from Ridgewood Queens
 

Name: Rosemary MacDonald Séguin <rrseguin@videotron.ca>
Date: 2007-04-10
Comments:
I wrote a year or so ago but my computer died and took all the information with it!
When I told my sister (Heather MacDonald Wood) she got your site from her son....so here I am again! Trying to contact distant relatives. Our father is Glenn MacDonald and is from Preeceville, Sask. So, tha's gotta mean...I'm somewhere in that tree! I was born in Manitoba, moved around, married, settled in Quebec and had 2 children. So...if anyone wishes to visit and have a free translator and tour guide. Tap us a note!

 

Name: Dave Harder <chj_chi@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2007-03-25
Comments:
My wife is doing my family tree. There are Harder, Friesen, Penner, Klassen, and Wolf in my tree

 

Name: JOEL GLEN SCHARFENBERG <jgs_poison@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-15
Comments:
HI.. AWSOME TO SEE IM ON THE INTERWEB.. IM AN THE SON OF LESLI SCHARFENBERG.. HE PROBABLY KNOWS ALL OF YOU IN HERE.... HE KNOWS EVERBODY:D
 

Name: James Scharfenberg <scharfenberg@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-22
Comments:
My name James Scharfenberg. I live in Chicago, but I am from Wisconsin. My dad's great-father came to Wisconsin and settled near Mauston, WI. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of this guestbook and read the post about the guy's second cousin, Gerda Scharfenberg, she is my grandmother, and she is an angel.
 

Name: Benjamin Scharfenberg <bm_scharf@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-08
Comments:
My immediate family all lives in the Cuba MO area. We moved her from Union MO (where there are many more Scharfenbergs) about 13 years ago. Please feel free to email me, I would love to learn more. I'm not very familiar with any type of family history.
 

Name: Per <pralamb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-06
Comments:
My great grand-mother was born Skarpenberg which is the Swedish version for Scharfenberg. Henrik Skarpenberg came over from Denmark sometime in the 14th century and worked for Queen Margareta. We managed to trace the lineage back to the Middle-Ages and found that Scharfenberg's were German knights who fought as mercenary soldiers in numerous skirmishes.
 

Name: Tui Anderson Jennings <VLJenn@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-05-01
Comments:
My great grandparents named Scharfenberg, were from Germany,
 

Name: Tui Anderson Jennings <VLJenn@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-05-01
Comments:
My great grandparents were from Germany.
 

Name: paulscharfenberg <paulscharfenberg2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-06
Comments:
My father entered the U.S.A. from Hamburg in 1927. He was one of 12 children. Most of his family remained in Germany. His brother wally entered in 1926. Thank you
 

Name: john p. molzen <jpmolzen@netzero.net>
Date: 2006-02-17
Comments:
My Molzen's come from the same areas as yours. My Grandfather is Malt Molzen came to Iowa in 1875. His brother Asmus came to Iowa in 1872. Asmus was born in 1828 and Malr in 1837. I have been searching if there are any brothers or sisters because of the 9 years difference.Who knows maybe have a connection?
 

Name: Marilynne Rapp <Marilynne1@msn.com>
Date: 2005-12-12
Comments:
My grandfather (mother's side) was a Scharfenberg. His name was Junius Scharfenberg and he had a sister named Junietta.
They lived in Chicago until his death in the mid 1970s at age (approx) 85.

 

Name: Scott Scharffenberg <scottschaff@msn.com>
Date: 2005-11-11
Comments:
Hello, Wondering if my second "f" rules out any connection. I know my ancestry goes back to Sweden and Germany. Any links give me an e-mail back.

Thanks
Scott

 

Name: Rosemary MacDonald Séguin <rrseguin@videotron.ca>
Date: 2005-11-06
Comments:
Hi !
Well, I just found out about your website...very interesting!
My father is a MacDonald, but his mothers' maiden name is Scharfenberg.I was born in Manitoba but now live in Quebec with my family.If you would like to know more or would like to visit Quebec...just tap !!

 

Name: Lesley <Klassen>
Date: 2005-08-08
Comments:
I was searching out my relatives from my family tree and have come across a 11 Gerneration relative by the name of Debora Harasverger died in 1627. It looks like we have a connection. I'm from Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Just saying hi.

Les

 

Name: Joshua Allen Scharfenberg <joshuascharfenberg@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-20
Comments:
Hello,
I am Joshua Allen Scharfenberg, from Missouri...My father was Richard Lynn Scharfenberg, who grew up in Union MIssouri, and his parents were Roy and Ardel Scharfenberg who also lived int eh Union MO area...after them i am not sure, their is no real since of family on my Scharfenberg side of the family, but i am interested in knowing my family roots.

One big question is when people as me my name they either say, "Oh your german" or "Oh you must be jewish" Does anyone know which is right or both could be right i guess.

I aslo heard there was a Scharfenberg Germany and a castle and what not...is there any truth to that? If so what other towns or villages are near it?

Sorry i am nothing more then questions and very little on answers

Sincerely
Joshua

 

Name: ONYE EZE <ONYE@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2005-03-07
Comments:
I LOVE YOU ALL OLU
 

Name: kristy <kriskiss81@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-20
Comments:
hi..i've been trying to communicated with lorilee but her email is not working!
 

Name: Ewald Scharfenberg <ewalds@cantv.net>
Date: 2005-01-03
Comments:
Hi, my name is Ewald Scharfenberg and I live in Venezuela (South America). Maybe Venezuela is your “missing linkö in the amazing genealogy you trace for the Scharfenberg surname. My father, Ewald Heinrich Scharfenberg, came here in the early 50’s. He was born in Schlensburg, near Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) in 1914, according to some dutch papers I keep about him. He served at the german merchant navy until the beginning of World War II, when he and other officers had to sink their ship front of Paramaribo, Surinam (former Dutch Guayana, then at war with Germany). He stayed there some years before coming to Venezuela. He passed away in 1977.



Right now I’m journalist, trying to start an investigation on my father’s life. During this investigation in Internet I’ve found your interesting site. I wonder if you are in permanent touch with other Scharfenberg families not only in America, but in Germany and specifically in Kiel, in order to stablish a relationship with them and/or ask them about my father’s german roots.



Thank you indeed in advance. Greetings from Caracas (Venezuela, South America),



Ewald Scharfenberg


 

Name: Annette <annetterem@att.net>
Date: 2004-08-21
Comments:
Hi there, I am the great niece of Julia Rasmussen Christiansen, mother of Amelia (Emelia)Christiansen Jepsen, married to Jep Jepsen. They lived in Red Wing,MN. My great grandmother was Carolina (Lena) Rasmussen Olsen (sister to Julia), married to Martin Olsen, who farmed in Diamond Bluff,Wisconsin. Would love to get more info on my Danish ancestry...Please contact me.
 

Name: jan wright <jkwright@tband.net>
Date: 2004-07-02
Comments:
I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING MY HUSBAND FAMILY FOR A WHILE. HIS GRANDMOTHER WAS CHRISTINE FREDERICKA SCHARFENBERG, DAUGHTER OF JULIUS ASMUS SCHARFENBERG AND MARNE ELIZABETH JEPSEN.
HER GRANDFATHER WAS JEP JEPSEN.
CHRISTINA MARRIED RALPH AUNE. THEY HAD A BIG FAMILY AND LIVED MOSTLY IN THE DETROIT MICHIGAN AREA. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, I COULD GIVE YOU MORE. JAN

 

Name: Vickie L.Radl <vradl@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-11
Comments:
We are looking for the Radl Family name.my husband is John J.Radl born in Manitowoc Wis,His Father is Alois J,Radl also Wis,Alois Father was also Alois born 1888 in Manitowoc Wis,and His father was Joseph Radl born in Austria/Germany 1849,any info you might have would be great.And if we could help you just let us know.Have a Happy Easter,Vickie
 

Name: Murray Scharfenberg <scharfen@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2004-04-04
Comments:
My name is Murray Scharfenberg, and I live in Lac La Biche, Alberta Canada. My grandparents, Hugo and Alma Scharfenberg emigrated to Canada in 1930. I have asked my father to provide me with more details which I will forward to you as soon as possible. Maybe we are connected some how.

Murray Scharfenberg

 

Name: Joshua Scharfenberg <Blisstake2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-30
Comments:
Hi, I currently live in California, the only Scharfenberg I know of in Cali. I am very interseted if our blood lines meet. My Father's name is Willaim James Scharfenberg (1st Born), son of Russell James Scharfenberg (1st born) but before that it gets fuzzy. It would be great to hear from you.
 

Name: Mike Scudder <mikendeb@uniserve.com>
Date: 2004-01-14
Comments:
Hi Lorilee,

I have not visited the World Connect site in quite some time and was surprised and delighted to see your GEDCOM entry for Thurza MINES, who was my ggg-grandmother on my mothers side of the family! I am descended from Joseph and Thurza's daughter Mary Sophia CLARK who married John Bailey CADE. The Cade's were also from Caradoc, Middlesex, Ontario. Although I have the CADE genealogy back to the 1700's, my CLARK research ends with Joseph and Thurza and their origins in Cumberland and Wiltshire, which, if memory serves, was census information. I also seem to remember finding a likely record in the on-line U.K. records for a potential father for Joseph...the link being the use of Pearson ( Pierson ) as a first name, but without digging into my files that's about all I can remember right now. Over the next while, I'll start comparing my notes against your gedcom as I believe I have some more information on some of the other children and I know I have some letters etc. that were written to Mary from her family in Ontario after she and John Bailey moved to British Columbia.

I've tried to email you using your address listed on RootsWeb but get a "mail returned" message. I've followed your links here and hope this reaches you.

Kindest Regards;

Mike Scudder

 

Name: Loren Agrue <heydwhatsup@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-06
Comments:
My friend was adopted at birth and has located his family tree through old court records. Could you please tell me if you know of a Lester Scharfenberg or Leota Scharfenberg which on his birth records show as his birth parents.

They apparently resided in Macoupin County, Carlinville Il, on or around September 14, 1956.

If you have any information it would just be a gift from god to know!
His email is heydwhatsup@hotmail.com

Thanks and god bless!

 

Name: Rodney J. Erps <rod1960@neondsl.com>
Date: 2003-11-17
Comments:
Really enjoyed your page. I was reading your guestbook and seen that it was signed by a Janet Borkgren. She is related to me through a Minnie Erps Scharfenberg and I am trying to get ahold of her to see if she wants to exchange info. Would you happen to know her present email address or how I can get ahold of her. Been searching for someone in this line of the family for a long time. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Rodney J. Erps
 

Name: Herta Anderson <oand@teluplanet.net>
Date: 2003-11-02
Comments:
Very interesting site - enjoyed the country pictures which reminded me of growing up in rural manitoba. I'm interested in your "De veer" family connections which are also in my lineage
 

Name: jennifer rolles <justjokes_jen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-10-04
Comments:
hey.....cool web site.....i was just looking up things about our family and i found this!!!
neato!

 

Name: mugukuyre <mugujiou@oal.com>
Date: 2003-07-24
Comments:
good sit
 

Name: Kristin Lamping (Aune) <Kaune@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-28
Comments:
What fascinating information! I never knew I had "roots!" I can't wait to share what I've learned with the rest of my family. My father is James Aune, the son of Ralph Aune. Ralph's parents were Christine Scharfenberg and Rolf Aune. Thank you so much for this great website.
 

Name: Judy Moore <jdyjnmoor@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-19
Comments:
Hi there cousins. Enjoyed your page and the page with our great grandparents Jep and Johanna.
Judy Johnson Moore

 

Name: Brian Scharfenberg <yesitsbrian@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-14
Comments:
I am a Scharfenberg too! I am uncertain of the exact arrival date for my family line, but my particular strain of Scharfenbergs have been in/around Washington MO for at least 4 generations. I migrated to Rochester NY, where I currently live. Best wishes to you and yours...
 

Name: Petra Kjærbøll <bent.kj@dlgnet.dk>
Date: 2003-02-23
Comments:
Tak for for at vi kunne se dette.

Thank you for earlier contact.
Please we are bad for english

Venlig hilsen Petra og Bent Kjærbøll, Thurø

 

Name: Deborah G. Price <deborah.price4@verizon.net>
Date: 2003-02-18
Comments:
You have posted on Ancestry.Com, information concerning Isaac E. Loewen (b) 16 Jan 1850, (d)7 March 1925.

Isaac E. Loewen was my Great Grandfather. He was married first to Helen Savaska, who died 10 days after childbirth, and the baby Isaac died 10 days after her.

Isaac E. Loewen then married Katherine Friesen, (b) 29 March 1854, (d) 15 Mar 1925, in Hillsboro, Marion County Kansas.

They had 10 children, the 9th being my Grandfather, Herman Loewen (b) 27 July 1894 in Nebraska, (d) 28 Apr 1958 in Hutchinson, KS. married Lizzie Stubby 7 Dec 1913.

My Mother, the 3rd child, Rozella Esther Loewen remembers her Grandfather Isaac E, and Grandmother Katherine Friesen Stubby, and was present at both funerals, the second taking place on March 25, 1925, when Isaac's grave was reopened, the casket opened, and she was pushed to the edge of the graves to "look once, and see both your grandparents together for the last time".....

I'm very interested in visiting with you about the information you have in regard to Isaac E. and Katherine Friesen Lowen.

Thank you,
Debby Price

 

Name: Michael Scharfenberg <scharpener@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-02
Comments:
Hi there,

Nice to see some Scharfenbergs on the web! I am looking for a coat of arms for our family. I have tried many other sites on the web, but they cost money. I don't want a plaque or anything like that, I just want to see what it looks like.

Do you have any ideas?

Many thanks,

Michael

 

Name: d.don <DD.@419.MG.YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2002-12-13
Comments:
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Name: Danielle And Derek Sharpenberg <Dereks692@cs.com>
Date: 2002-10-30
Comments:
We are Sharpenberg's. I believe that we may be connected to the Sharfenberg tree. My husbands father thought that it was changed from Sharfenberg to Sharpenberg here in the states. The Otto sounded familiar to us. I know that his
( my husbands) grandfathers name was Dwight L. Sharpenberg. Somewhere there was also a Maude. Like I said I am pretty sure we belong somewhere to this tree just not sure how.

 

Name: Richard Scharfenberg <janfnm@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-07
Comments:
My ancestors immigrated from Germany to Streator, Ill. in approximately 1880's to 1900 era. Do you have any record of family history that would fit in this slot. My dad's name was Karl Julius Scharfenberg and his brother was Frank and their sister Sidon and their parents were Julius and Emma Scharfenberg. They all settled in Streator, Ill. I believe all the children were born in Streator. All the family that has passed on that immigrated to Streator are burried in Streator in the Scharfenberg section of the cemetary. Karl and Frank Scharfenberg graduated from the University of Ill. in 1922. Frank carried on with the family clothing store in Streator called Scharfenberg Bros. and then later when my dad moved to Ft. Worth, TX and opened up his own distribution business Frank renamed the clothing store simply SCHARFENBERGS and then he finally sold the property on the corner of 9th Street in Streator in approximately the middle 60's. Let me know if you know of any connection or if you would like any more information concerning a possible connection of our families. Thanks... Rick Scharfenberg ... Midland, TX
 

Name: Jerry Toth <jerry_toth@telus.net>
Date: 2002-09-03
Comments:
This is more information than I expected, I am also working on our family tree .Henry Rosaasen jr. was married to my aunt Yolanda(Toth).
Jerry

 

Name: Janet K. Scharfenberg Borkgren <borkgren@irtc.net>
Date: 2002-06-24
Comments:
Great Grandfather and Grandmother immigrated from Germany.
(K)Carl Scharfenberg and Anna Reischbach. One was from Frankfurt and I don't remember (or have my books handy) where the other is from. Would like to know if the town(s) of Scharfenberg are named after our ancesters.
I live in a small rural community called Roodhouse, Illinois. My grandparents lived in and around the Greenfield and Girard, Illinois area. Grandpa was named Christopher Carl Scharfenberg and he marrried Minnie Urps.
They had seven children: Rose, Louise, Lester, Charles, Albert, Adam, and Clarence. Rose married Coy Stults,(both deceased) and lived on a farm in Girard, Il.; Louise married Frank McCarty (Frank is deceased)and lived in Galina, Michigan; Lester married Virginia Fern Jenkins and moved from a farm in Girard to Carlinville, Il. where they still reside; Charles married a Pratt girl and farmed until retirement (she is deceased) and he lives with his second wife Verna in Virden,Il.; Clarence never married, he was deaf and mute from ear infection as a baby, but he lived and worked with Lester and Virginia until his death; Albert married Virginia Pratt (Albert is deceased) and Virginia is residing in a convolesant home in Carlinville, they had lived in Girard and Waverly, Ill.; Adam married Margine and farmed in Greenfield, Ill until their deaths.
Children:
Lester and Virginia F. 7
Albert and Virginia 2
Rose and Coy 8 with only 2 surviving
Louise and Frank 2
Clarence 0
Charles and 1st wife 2
Adam and Margine 2
I would be interested in hearing from you and will located our genological info in an attempt to give you better info as to the spelling of names and towms lived in in Germany to see if we are related in some way.
Janet K. Scharfenberg borkgren

 

Name: Tui Jennings <VLJenn@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-13
Comments:
I haven't done any German research but I do have a Scharfenberg/Anderson connection. Charles Leonard Scharfenberg born 1859, Brenmen, Germany m. Amelia Schmidt B. 1863 in Germany. George Stuart Anderson B. Dec 10, 1904, Port Chalmers, N.Z. (Premature) of parents from Scotland. George Stuart Anderson married Leona Schafenberg in New York. Maybe in your research you came across these Scharfenbergs??? Thank you for your comments.
 

Name: Henning Böttcher <boettcher@smile.ch>
Date: 2002-05-05
Comments:
One of my ancestors was August Scharfenberg from Warnow /Mecklenburg, who lived in Parchim/Mecklenburg until about 1905.
Kind regards
Henning Böttcher

 

Name: Scott A. Scharfenberg <penny3@adelphia.net>
Date: 2002-05-01
Comments:
Contact me immediately. We are the lost branch of your family and trace OUR roots back to Diamond Bluff Wisconsin. Glenn is my Father and Otto was my Grandfather. I await your response.


Scott Scharfenberg - Hilton head, S.C.

 

Name: Albert Plett <aplett2000@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2002-03-15
Comments:
I love the work you have done and if there is any way that I can add to it let me know as i have a book here on the Reimer side of our family.

We love you very much
Uncle Albert & Paulette

 

Name: Dianne Petersen <Dianne6545@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-28
Comments:
I cannot remember why I bookmarked your site.
The family names you have don't seem to match mine.
Thanks for putting this on the web.

 

Name: Howard Long Preeceville, Sask <sanfarr@axion.net>
Date: 2002-02-08
Comments:
Howard is from Preeceville & he knew Robert & his wife and they had three daughters. Howard's sister, Myrtle,was a good friend to Elsie, Glennis lived in Preeceville married Hank Myer, oldest girl married a guy from Preeceville his last name was Mcdermit & moved to Port Alberni
 

Name: Haakon Skaugvoll <hakon.skaugvoll@chello.no>
Date: 2002-02-07
Comments:
My dictionary mention a danish-norwegian family of military
officers may be a branch of the mechlenburg/pomerian family
of von Scharffenberg. Names mentioned : Herman Nicolai von S
colonel 1715, d 1727 on Elingård in Onsøy, Norway. His son,
lieutenant colonel Ulrik Ditlef S. 1708 - 1795 was father to
colonelm Herman Nicolai S. 1738 - 1810. his grandson was Hedevard S 1819 - 1893 who was father to med.doctor Herman Fredrik S 1848 - 1930 and med doctor Johan s. 1869 -. The
dictinary says that there is an article by A.W.Rasch "Den
norske Grev av slægten S" (The norwegian branch of the S.
family) in Personalhistorisk tidsskrift VI, 5 (1914)

 

Name: Dale Barnes <dbarnes@pcis.net>
Date: 2002-02-07
Comments:
I have a 2nd cousin that married Harry Scharfenberg in Madison,Dane,WI June 3, 1950. Her name was Gerda Barnes.