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Name: Barbara Jean Slaton <slaton32149@aol.com>
Date: 2014-12-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Grandmother-Cora Mae Vanderburg Whitefield
Comments:
I am apparently an ancestor of Francis Vanderg. My grandmother eventually lived close to Lindsay, Oklahoma. My father was Lemial Willis Whitefield.
 

Name: Julie Taylor <julie67taylor@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Schulz
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Comments:
I have a family tree going back to 1721 that my mother and grandparents had made some years ago. They are now deceased. The originated in Pommerania. My mother came from Gross Tychow, and my Grandfather, Adolf Schulz from Stettin and my Grandmother, nee Zahn, from Belograd.

We may have a connection to your family.

Julie Taylor

 

Name: Mary Janice Vanderburg Hagberg <M.hagberg@att.net>
Date: 2014-05-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Francis Vanderburg II
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Comments:
I have more recent mutual ancestor, but am not sure which. It may have been Julius Abiel who was my great-great grandfather. I am the daughter of Odell N, who was son of Olive Newton (Newt) who was the son of Newton Jasper, son of Julius. He was son of Francis II. If you are still coming to this page, Gene Maas family, please contact me.
 

Name: Curtis William Harrington <srd278@msn.com>
Date: 2014-04-29
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John William Kimble Harrington
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Comments:
I believe I may be related to Norma Maas. My father was Delbert Harrington, son of J.D. Harrington who was brother of John Carl Harrington. . My father's name is listed on the descendants list of Hamilton W. Harrington provided here on your website.I don't know much about my Dad's side but this is the closest I have gotten.
 

Name: Curtis William Harrington <srd278@msn.com>
Date: 2014-04-29
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John William Kimble Harrington
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Comments:
I believe I may be related to Norma Maas. My father was Delbert Harrington, son of J.D. Harrington who was brother of John Carl Harrington. . My father's name is listed on the descendants list of Hamilton W. Harrington provided here on your website.I don't know much about my Dad's side but this is the closest I have gotten.
 

Name: Amy kiszer <akiszer@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-04-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Hedwig hawker great grandmother
Mutual surnames you are researching Kaduce
Comments:
I am granddaughter of Melinda and Edwin kaduce
 

Name: Judy Nance <judy_nance2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-03-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Jewel Hershel Nance
Mutual surnames you are researching Jean Gaston
Comments:
I Enjoyed Reading My Family Roots
 

Name: Kathleen A Rawson <kathyiowa@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-08-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Augustina W. Siegfried
Surnames for whom you have additional data Siegfried
Comments:
She is my great grandmother, I have her bible with her name and after that it says in German Zu Pakgenkopf. She was living in Pagenkopf. About 16 yrs of age emigrated to the United States. Married John G Fisher raised a family in Veefkind Wi. One of the original 12 families that started the community. Would appreciate any info. I have a letter from that area from her sister telling of their father's death. I have had it translated. I would share it..if it is helpful to any one.
 

Name: Norma Will <njwill417@aol.com>
Date: 2013-07-22
Mutual surnames you are researching Kruger and Knuth
Comments:
How did you find all of these records? Is there a way we might be able to look at some of these records for the Kruger and Knuth families in Flackenhagen? Ferdinand Kruger was born in 1817, Albert was born in 1855. They emigrated in 1868. Johanna was born in 1827. Her parents were Dorothea Pfahl and Charles Knuth. Thanks for any info.
 

Name: Norma <njwill417@aol.com>
Date: 2013-07-20
Comments:
We are researching Kruger and Knuth families. We believe they lived in Flackenhagen, near Regenwalde. We believe that they were Evangelical. Do you know the address that we could use to write to that church in Regenwalde. Do you know of an Evangelical church in Flackenhagen? Your photos of that area are beautiful.
 

Name: Roman Kotecki <olunia200809@wp.pl>
Date: 2013-01-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor nie dotyczy
Mutual surnames you are researching nie dotyczy
Surnames for whom you have additional data nie dotyczy
Comments:
posiadam oryginalny obraz dworu Vehllingsdorff w oryginalnej ramie.
 

Name: Sheila Beardslee Bosworth <sheilabb@verizon.net>
Date: 2013-01-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Beardsley, arr. 1635
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data Beardsley
Comments:
Thanks to census, birth and death records on Ancestry and FamilySearch, I have some more complete dates for some of your Beardsleys. Please let me know if you plan to update this, and I will be glad to forward them to you.

My line became a -ee Beardslee about 1880; we go back to your first Daniel's brother Joseph.

Kind regards from a 6th cousin in the greater Boston area.

Sheila B

 

Name: Lance Loveland <lanceloveland55428@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
please call me. I could use your help/advice.
763-533-2865

 

Name: Floyd Patrick <floyd_patrick@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-01-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Comments:
I have some kind of paper that was printing and writing on in1882 and it has the name of Minna Bertha Albertine and Carl Uspatel . I have nbo idea what it is but it is in German and very butifull. Is this from your family past if so you may have it. Contact me if you would like it
 

Name: Carl Fehrmann <Carl.Fehrmann>
Date: 2013-01-02
Comments:
Dear Maas Family,
I came across your website by chance. I was looking into the village of Regenwalde. The place where my grand father was born. Found out it is now called Resko. It was fun to read about your trip. You to the trouble to go look for your ancestors. Well done! I never knew my grandfather. He emigrated to Borneo then a German colony, in search of a better life. He became Dutch as Germany lost all of its colonies after WW1. His Durch wife was of Rotterdam so there is a Dutch lineage. Grandfather was an adventurer and a very hard working man. He built the harbour of Soerabaya on Java. When WW2 broke out he was on the Japanese hitlist and he and his wife lost his life fleeiing from the Japanese. My father a young boy survived the war and got to know my mother on the boat returning to the Netherlands. Dad is 84 now and i have a son. So the family name survives yet another generation. And now I know a little bit more about Regenwalde and I get to share pictures with my father. Thank you so much for sharing your story. The name Maas is familiar in the Netherlands. This might be due to the river Maas which runs from Maastricht to Rotterdam.

Best regards,
Carl

 

Name: Daryl Rieck <drieck@nrctv.com>
Date: 2012-12-27
Comments:
I have just started researching my family tree. I have a great-great grandfather named Christian Wilhelm Rieck who was born in West Prussia in 1804 and died in Winona County Mn.on Dec 14 1899. I have not yet found his gravesite. Some of the family stayed there and some came to South Dakota. I suppose we may have a connection way back. You have an impressive website.

Daryl Rieck

 

Name: Theresa Peterson <weeirishelf@wi.rr.com>
Date: 2012-12-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Laura Maas Hofmann
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
My Great grandmother from Kolberg Germany named Laura Maass Who married a Heinrich Hoffmann and came to the U.S. to the state of Wisconsin to Milwaukee in the early 1890's I have pictures of family members Fritz and Elisa . The pictures fir in with yours look strong family resemblance. You might say no relations cus Mass is such a common name. But I think there might be some Please do some checking For a Laura
 

Name: James Pagenkopf <JHPagenkopf@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-12-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none that I know of
Comments:
I had a classmate at Oconomowoc HS, Wis. in 1964, a fairly common name there. My ancestors emigrated from Pomerania in the 1850s, settling in Wis.
 

Name: David B Mischke <davidbmischke.@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-11-18
Comments:
I have enjoyed reading of your family. I have lots of info on Prussia as I have been researching my ancestors for about a year now with ernst. My great grandfatheres name is Charles Frederic Mischke (Minszek). On his tumestone is written Wisbuhr, Manow Pomerania. I have isolated much info and their existence is much the same as yours. When they imigrated to the U.S. in 1854 he was listed as a farmer and his brother a miller. Then I find that there were 5 villages named Mniszek and that at least one was a large milling town. My problem is the ancestors to my great grandfather. How can I better locate that information. I would like to trace it back as far as I can.
 

Name: Leif Ilmestrand <leif@ilmestrand.se>
Date: 2012-11-18
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Ingen
Comments:
Hej
Jag Leif Ilmestrand och min fru Angela äger och renoverar slottet i Bród tidigare Braunsfort.
Min fru kommer från Polen och jag från Sverige, för 15 år sedan åkte vi förbi slottet och jag sa till min nyblivna fru att det vill jah ha, sen kommer en ny tid och verklighet.
Mvh
Leif och Angela Ilmestrand

 

Name: Frank Edson Maass <fmaass@terra.com.br>
Date: 2012-11-02
Comments:
Hello

I'm from Brazil / Pomerode
Best Regards

 

Name: Ellen Thorne Morris <Thorne.morris@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-07-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor MUTH
Mutual surnames you are researching MUTH
Surnames for whom you have additional data MUTH
Comments:
MUTH
1538. Joseph Muth He married
1539. Maria Agnes (unknown).
daughter ELIZABETH CATHARINE [769.]born 19 July 1691 in Neipperg, married 25 August 1711 in Neipperg to Johann Bernard Meidinger.
She died 24 August 1729 in Neipperg, Kr. Neckar, Wurttemberg, Germany.
her sister, MARIA MARGARETA MUTH is my ancestor

 

Name: David Wayne Beardsley <cnmtdave@yahoo.com >
Date: 2012-06-14
Comments:
I recently purchased a reprinted book originally published in 1902, "History of the Beardsley-lee family in America." 1632-1902. Higgins book company,(phone 978/734-7170). A great love and a deeper appreciation for our heritage has embraced me. I have been doing family genealogy for a little over a year now and that book added a lot of information.
 

Name: Mary McElroy <mm1sparks@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-06-03
Comments:
I thoroughly enjoyed your website. I grew up in Jamestown and love it's history. My family were Schwab's and only one cousin still live there. I particularily your stories of Sydney.
 

Name: William Miller <bmiller24m1@live.com>
Date: 2012-04-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Francis M. Vanderburg (?)
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Surnames for whom you have additional data F.M. (Frances Marion?) Vanderburg
Comments:
Hello Gene, my grandmother was Mattie Vanderburg of Crenshaw, Mississippi. Her sister was Mary Frances (Molly)Vanderburg. There father was George Levi Vanderburg; their mother was Rutha (Rentie) C. Nelson. Rutha and George were married December 23,1879. Some information on the family perused from the Batesville, MS library: F.P. Vanderburg was one of the founders of the State Bank of Como, MS. F.M.(Frances Marion?)headed the construction project for the Sees Chapel Methodist Church at Longtown, MS. The Vanderburgs are buried in the Sees Chapel Cemetery at Longtown. The first grave markers in the cemetery are for Vanderburgs and are large Masonic ones. Sorry,I cannot find my notes on the names on them.

Is your branch of the Maas family related to the New York/New Jersey rock musician, Carolyne Mas? Best wishes, Bill Miller

 

Name: schnakenberg <babykenny03@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-03-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor jakob schwarzwalder
Comments:
thank you for putting this site together. I recently started rescearching my family's history. I'm a desendent of Jakob Schwarzwalder.

Again thank you.

 

Name: Katherine Dahms <kdahmsajala@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-02-20
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Comments:
I am researching Vanderburgs in or around the Mt Pleasant, Texas area. My grandson's father is Keven Vanderburg, s/o Vance Vanderburg and Sue Gibson. Any info would be appreciated!

BTW, great site! Thank you so much for sharing!

 

Name: Louise Thompson <gathompson@charter.net>
Date: 2012-02-08
Comments:
I have been looking for surname BUETOW and have finally found it in Eichenwalde or Faulenbenz. I see you have many ancestors in this village. The records online at familysearch.org have really helped. Now I am at my 3rd great grandfather Friedrich August Wilhelm Buetow(Butow with umlaut). Others came from Voigsthagen and Bernhagen,including surnames Boldt and Grunewald. Have been to the archives in Greifswald and going again soon. Do we have any connections? Thanks again Louise
 

Name: Jim Doran <jwdoran46@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2012-02-05
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Anton Maas, Great x 3 Grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Moss
Comments:
Anton Maas was born in 1823 in Hanover, Stadt Hannover, Niedersachsen. His wife was Elizabeth Borman. He died in the Dayton, OH Veteran's Home on 1 Jan 1901 and is interred in the Dayton National Cemetery. He served in Co. K, 45th NY Volunteers (5th German Rifles) in 1861 and 1862.

Any and all information would be helpful.

 

Name: van Hoeck Wout <woutvanhoeck@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-20
Comments:
Geachte,

Betreffende het "Gut Piepenhagen":

Het gedeelte links van het nog bestaande gebouw is op het einde van de oorlog door de Russen beschadigd/ afgebrand.
Het gebouw op Uw foto was vroeger op het gelijkvloers een stal en op de eerste verdieping: zolder werd graan opgeslagen.
De eigenlijke herenboerderij moest in de zeventiger jaren van vorige eeuw een nieuwe dakbedekking bekomen. de oude werd verwijderd, een nieuwe is er nooit op gekomen. Het geheel is later volledig verwijderd.
Indien U nog andere informatie wenst sta ik ter Uwer dienste.
(Dutsch language)

 

Name: Harry Joseph Maas <paragon3@p3b.com>
Date: 2012-01-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Harry Anthony Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maas
Comments:
I just go by Joseph Maas, these days.

Just discovered this site. I feel like the long lost Maas kid. I moved from the the Midwest, Kansas City Kansas, coming out to California to settle in 1976 or so. I am nearing 60 years of age now. I look around for family on line from time to time with very little luck.

Harry Anthony Maas Jr., son of Harry Anthony Maas Sr. who worked at Proctor 'n Gamble in Kansas City for decades I believe as an engineer. My father's brother Lloyd was also an engineer working for the U.S. Government in Middle East operations, designing water systems and dams. I remember much talk of German heritage but I recall very little detail otherwise. I do however remember my cousins very well as a small boy growing up. In particular I remember my cousin Susan who had a wonderful sense of humor, so much so that she made me laugh all through my dad's funeral, much to the dismay of my Mother (Alma). Dad died when I was 17, and this was the last time I saw Susan.

Coming to California was a truly fortunate turn for me, but how I dearly miss my family....

Thanks for this guestbook.

 

Name: nicole cassandra maas <nicole_maas12@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-12-13
Comments:
just wanted to look for family
 

Name: Ronald Hagen <r.w.hagen@ieee.org>
Date: 2011-12-04
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
Gene, This is a wonderful website with great information!! I was born & raised on a farm in Redwood County, MN not far from Walnut Grove. Our family farm is near Belview. My brother still owns & farms that land. My grandparents moved to Redwood County, MN from Pomerania in the 1880's. My grandfather (August Hagen)was born near Seltz in Demmin County while my grandmother (Anna Zuhlsdorf or Zuehlsdorf) was born near Brusewitz in Saatzig County. My wife & I did a "ROOTS" trip through these two counties in the summer 1998 but could not spend enough time in the area. In addition, we don't speak German. I wonder if you have encountered either of these surnames during your research. It seems that we have a lot in common and I would very much like to visit with you. Ron

PS: I have a good friend named Beardsley and I think he is related to the Beardsley family described on your website.

 

Name: Sue Barker Kika <skika@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2011-10-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Hannah Beardsley
Comments:
Have traced my Clarke Family ancestors all the way back to 960 AD in Montgomeryshire, Wales. In the process I discovered Hannah Beardsley who was married to Nathaniel Dickenson (also Dickinson) whose daughter was Hannah Dickenson, mother of Hannah Kellog, who was married to Nathaniel Clarke I, and so on and on and on.
I am a member of the DAR and am now collecting information to become a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists.
Incidentally, when I was in my early 20's I also lived in Tucson 1958 to 1965 approximately.

 

Name: Lillian Maas <lillian.maas@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Paternal grandmother is Ann Julia Lorentz(1922-present) and she married George Franklin Maas(1919?-1982). They had four sons.
Mutual surnames you are researching Lorentz/Smz/Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Lorentz/Smrz/Maas
Comments:
Hi everyone!
I am super busy with criminal justice classes and haven't been on since last year. I am back to working on my family tree for my 8 year old son.
If I can be of any assistance to anyone, please feel free to email me.

 

Name: Deborah Gandy <dgandy3@cox.net>
Date: 2011-07-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Gandy
Comments:
My grandfather was Fye Johnson Maas married to Sadie Juanita Wiggins Maas both were killed by a train in Pueblo, Colorado
 

Name: Alice Maass <alice.maass@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Christian Maaß d. J. - b. 1735
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maaß (Maass)
Comments:
Wonderful site, Gene! I was just googling Henkenhagen and came to your page! It's such a small world! For some information on our branch of the Henkenhagen Maass', feel free to visit maass-belgard.de. Thanks for the great research!
 

Name: Garrett Jeffery <badgj31@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John Meidinger
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Surnames for whom you have additional data Meidinger
Comments:
Very happy to have found this excellent information!
 

Name: Harold Zabel <haroldz@mediacombb.net>
Date: 2011-06-05
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Carl Maass
Comments:
Hi Gene, happen to come upon your website. Love it, thank you so much. Have been updating my book with the new information I find on your website...thanks for the updates.
When and were is the next Maass reunion? I usually get that information from Bea but haven't seen her for sometime.
Thanks again,
Harold Zabel
105 5th St SE
Waseca, MN 56093
haroldz@mediacombb.net

 

Name: kate <catherine33@op.pl>
Date: 2011-06-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor .
Mutual surnames you are researching .
Surnames for whom you have additional data .
Comments:
I'm interested in Hohen Schönau town. I understand that David and Friederike Maass lived here. Where exactly?
 

Name: Kristine Ollhoff <tollhoff54@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-02
Comments:
You did such a nice job on this website
How nice of you to let others use the information you put together
Did not find any of my family members on here
Still it is very nice
Kristine

 

Name: Claudia Schiller <italiacalcio9873@gmx.de>
Date: 2011-04-24
Mutual surnames you are researching Krüger
Surnames for whom you have additional data Marquardt
Comments:
Hi, just found this site by purpose. My grandfather is a Krüger, born in Breitenfelde. Before he had to leave the region because of WW2, he and his family lived in Braunsforth (Brod). If this is of interest for someone, please contact me. Thanks and happy easter!
 

Name: nonito asia maas <nonit.maas@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-04-16
Comments:
tnankyou to all of you, for your time.spending for this family tree project.iam filipino and iam proud to be one of this family.me and my family love you all(nonit)
 

Name: Candice C Floyd <rubyruth@charter.net>
Date: 2011-04-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Alexander Gaston
Mutual surnames you are researching Gaston
Surnames for whom you have additional data Platt, Cummings, Jones
Comments:
You got my other message I hope. You probably have more info than I do but you never know. I'm going to Tabor next month for the first time. Have you been there? Have any helps, hints, whatevers? I'm traveling solo and never been in the mid-west. I like adventure though. Plan on taking a gazillion picures.
hope to hear from you,
Candi

 

Name: ANNA MARIE WHEELER <mountroyaleranch777@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Still researching
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Wheeler / Frazier
Comments:
I am in search of my ancestors. The ancestorial name is Maas. The history as it is told that we are Dutch,Irish and French-Haitian. We have traced our ancestory back to Haiti and the Maas name. My Fathers, Fathers name is James Wheeler. It is said that our French-Haitian ancestors hid out on Jekyll Island, where the native American Indians hid them to keep them from being slaves. It is reported that direct decendants of ours are alive and well in Haiti. My Fathers Mothers name is Janice Mathilda Frazier. I am trying to get more information on their Mother and Fathers name. Not sure if you are part of my ancestory or not but I am leaving no stone unturned. We range from very fair with green to blue greeen eyes,brown to blondish brown hair, freckels or brown skin with cloe black wavy hair and piercing dark brown eye's. Most who take on these attributes look more on the Native American side. If you can assist me please contact me at <mountroyaleranch777@yahoo.com> Thank you.
 

Name: Daniel A. Budach <dabudach@mmm.com>
Date: 2011-01-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Ida Emma Schwarz
Comments:
She was my Grandmother. My Dad was Robert E Budach who died
in January 2007. He had one sister (Vi) and one brother (Harold)
Very interesting site. I never put the pieces together until now of my Grandmother's Sisters and brothers.

 

Name: WILLIAM NORWOOD GRAY <wngray.gm@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-30
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Frederick William August Buss, my Grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Buss, Koehler
Surnames for whom you have additional data Gray, Lycander, Bingham, Preston
Comments:
I just came across your excellent work. Remarkable.
I will send additional information when it is compiled, but I would like to let you know there is another family member out here who is very grateful for your work.
Warm wishes and happy New Year.
William Gray
Cooper City, Florida

 

Name: Nancy Correl <nancyabcbrookings@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Sue Ellen Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Sue Ellen Maas
Comments:
Hello - I was adopted and am continuing to search for my birth family. Mother was listed only as "Mrs. Maas" from Pennsylvania born 10-29-21 or 10-29-22 with one son born approx. 1947 and one daughter (myself) born 8-3-54 named Sue Ellen Maas, then placed for adoption. Please let me know if you have any information that might help me get in touch with this Maas family- thank you!
 

Name: Pat Ehlert <pehlert@madonna.edu>
Date: 2010-11-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Comments:
I came across you sight while looking for information on Pomern. My great gandfather Emil F Gust apparently came from Pomern. He was born in 1839 and came over to the U.S. on the ship Ohio in 1871 with Ferdinand Schulz and his family. They settled in Detroit, MI. From information I am finding there might be a possibility that Ferdinand Schulz (b: about 1812) is my great grandfather's stepfather. Your sight has been very informative and helpful.
 

Name: Desmond Shane Maas <shanemaas@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-20
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor unknown
Mutual surnames you are researching unknown
Surnames for whom you have additional data unknown
Comments:
I am Really happy to find this website. it is a horner to find the Maas family so wide spread. I am living in Sri Lanka, My ancestors migrated to ( Ceylon) now Sri Lanka during the period ruled by the Dutch, most of my grand fathers siblings moved from here to Australia & England during the 70's & i'm finding it hard to trace my roots . it' s what I want to do the most, we are a generation that got left behind, even though we speak the local language most of us find it hard to read & wright in Sinhalese as the education system over here follows the local language, I am married with 2 kids son 16 daughter 10
at present working as a business development manager.
I would appreciate if some one could assist me in finding a sponsorship to migrate to USA , Canada or Australia.

My son studies at St' Peter's College and will sit the G C E O/L in December 2010.

My Wife is experienced in front office operations as she has
worked in the hospitality trade, insurance & I T fields.

My contact details = + 94 0112 724341 / + 94 77 8322 868

I am willing to engage in any type of work I need to secure my children's future enabling them to have access a good education.

Thanking you

Warm Regards

Shane Maas

 

Name: Lillian Maas <arizonadreams@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Paternal grandmother is Ann Julia Lorentz(1922-present) and she married George Franklin Maas(1919?-1982). They had four sons na
Mutual surnames you are researching Smrz/Lorentz/Maas
Comments:
The Maas family has really branched out. I have some information from the Smrz/Lorentz/Maas line including the Carpenter family.
Please email me if you have information pertaining to my family.

 

Name: Margaret <mconroya@bresnan.net>
Date: 2010-10-30
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching none
Comments:
I just read a book, HOUR OF THE WOMEN. This was the first time I heard of Pommerania. When I went online to check to see if it is real,your site with its history taught me a lot. My ancestors are Irish and German.
Great site!

 

Name: Marina Borkowskis <eric.borkowskis@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2010-10-18
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor n/a
Comments:
Hi, Could you please let me know how to access the St Petersburg birth, death or marriage records for c 1908?? I am having difficulty finding any information. Thanks - you have a fantastic site - REALLY interesting.

Regards
Marina Borkowskis (Australia)

 

Name: Elaine Simon nee Hoft <lovesaddlebreds@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor ---
Mutual surnames you are researching Hackbarth, Hanneman, Koepke
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maas
Comments:
Hello! Although we do not have mutual ancestors, your site is very interesting. The Maas family is certainly spread out over U.S.A. Do you know that there are Maas graves in the Union Cemetary at Tigerton, Shawano County, Wisconsin? My maiden name was Hoeft and my mother's maiden name was Hackbarth. I also have Laars and Meyer ancestors. Thank you for reading this. Elaine Simon
 

Name: Mary Yoho <mcyoho77@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-09-13
Mutual surnames you are researching kroning
Surnames for whom you have additional data kroening
Comments:
I found a listing for a Kroning marriage on your site... not the one I am looking for but it gives me hope!
My Kroenings supposedly came from Cammin or Ornshagen.

 

Name: Sheryl Neuenkirch Bodzin <shaleo@rcn.com>
Date: 2010-08-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Village of Karkow
Comments:
I have relatives (Friedrich Jennrich family) who came from Karkow, so it was wonderful to see your pictures. Thanks for sharing!
 

Name: keith <keith.maas@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-08-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching maas, frank
Comments:
A lot of Maas's out there! Some in Australia.
 

Name: Linda Maas <lmmaas@dishmail.net>
Date: 2010-08-24
Mutual surnames you are researching maas
Comments:
I found this site this morning. (I was burning the midnight oil.)I am the daughter of Edward Maas and the granddaughter of Paul Maas who made the journey from Germany to the United States aboard a ship. I was glad you included the ship information. I will check to see if my grandfather traveled with any of the ancestors you have listed. My great uncle's name was Otto Maas. Thank you!
Linda Maas

 

Name: Steve Grattan <srgrattan@ucdavis.edu>
Date: 2010-08-06
Comments:
Just a friend of Gene and Norma Maas. Very impressive web site. I can see that you did a lot of work to find ancestors back in the 1600's.
 

Name: Chris Czedik <cczedik@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-07-03
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching none
Surnames for whom you have additional data hoppe, labudde, sielaff
Comments:
You've done a wonderful job on this site. It is a great tribute to the your family.
 

Name: David Fetherston <dwfetherston@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-14
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass Bleck Backhaus
Comments:
Gene, I appreciate your site and information here. I am hoping to find a connection to August Maass and Emilie Bleck who may have stayed in the Regenwalde area. I am a Bleck descendant through her father Gottlieb (perhaps Carl Gottlieb) Bleck who apparently lived in Paatzig, Regenwalde, Pommern.

Thanks,
Dave

 

Name: William George Maass <billmaass@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-05-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maass
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maass
Comments:
I forgot to add my lineage!

A. Emilie Auguste Ernestine Hamann
Born: 19 JUL 1848 Schoenfeld, Brandenberg, Germany
Bapt: 06 AUG 1848 Schoenfeld, Brandenberg, Germany
Died: 18 JAN 1929 Grant Park, Kankakee Co., IL
Buried: 22 JAN 1929
St. Peter Heusing Cem., Grant Park, IL
Father: Carl Wilhelm Hamann
Mother: Louise Friedericke Charlotte Wengatz

Carl Friedrich WILHELM Maass
Married: 02 JUN 1867/21 MAY 1868
Trinity Lutheran Church, Crete, Will Co., IL
Born: 03 DEC 1834 Klockow, Germany
Baptized: 22 DEC 1834 Klockow, Germany
Died: 10 NOV 1893 Grant Park, Kankakee Co., IL
Father: Christian Friedrich Maass
Mother: Marie Giffro

I am his great great grandson - William the 5th. I was born in 1957. William the 6th was born in 1982.

 

Name: William George Maass <billmaass@yahoo.cmo>
Date: 2010-05-18
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maass
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maass
Comments:
I was directed here by a 'Bing' search on the Maass surname and it led me to your page on the root history of the Surname. Thank you for that. The only other info that I've received was when I blindly wrote a professor Maass in Germany and hoped for a response. He kindly wrote back and said that the two 'S' Maass's came originally from the area of the Maas river and that his family info said that the family was split by the German State wars with one branch being rewarded with property in the north (Brandenburg area)for their service and the extra 'S' was added at that time to differentiate them from the other part of the 'family'. True or not, that is what was relayed to me.
 

Name: Lillian Maas <arizonadreams@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Unknown at this time.
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas/Smrz/Lorentz
Comments:
Hi!
 

Name: Karen Beardsley <vvkkpage@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Evan Albert Beardsley, June Beardsley, Albert Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data Beardsley
Comments:
We are Beardsleys who origionated from England and then moved to South Africa, my grandfather was Albert Beardsley from England, he was related to Peter Beardsley from England, my father was Evan Albert Beardsley from South Africa who has 3 children, Michelle Beardsley, Karen Beardsley, Gary William Beardsley
 

Name: janet <jcritchlow@w3z.co.uk>
Date: 2009-08-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor william maas
Mutual surnames you are researching maas
Comments:
i believe my granfather married alice emily ? and came to england and changed his name to marsh any info in 1880 or 90 maybe
 

Name: janet <jcritchlow@w3z.co.uk>
Date: 2009-08-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor william maas
Mutual surnames you are researching maas
Comments:
i believe my granfather married alice emily ? and came to england and changed his name to marsh any info in 1880 or 90 maybe
 

Name: Rob Miller <dc-Miller3196@dangerbase.com>
Date: 2009-06-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None
Mutual surnames you are researching None
Surnames for whom you have additional data None
Comments:
Cool site.
 

Name: Robin Sprague <robin.sprague@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-06-11
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Fritz Block through my mother, Sherrill Block
Mutual surnames you are researching Block, Koehler, Vogel/Vogelmon
Surnames for whom you have additional data Block
Comments:
Mathilda Theressa Koehler Block is my great great grandmother. You can view my family history at www.robinsprague.com/genealogy Thank you for the great information on your web site. The letters you are translating draw me into their time and touch my heart deeply for their struggles. God Bless, Robin Sprague
 

Name: Maas Bernhard <www.mollymaas@t-online.de>
Date: 2008-05-28
Comments:
Habe nie gewusst das es soviele mit dem Namen Maas gibt.Diese Web-Seite ist wunderbar.Ich wohne in Deutschland,und grüsse hiermit alle meine Namesbrüder.
 

Name: Leonard R. Kelly Jr. <cabowabo3574@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-05-11
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Fredrick Mace
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I am trying to trace my mothers side of the family. My Great Grandfather was Reinhardt Mace, the son of Fredrick Mace born in 1855 and married Bertha Radientz in 1877. Fredrick's parents were John and Minnie Maas. As of right now, that's the farthest back I can go and I am trying to get more information about where they were from and the dates on them.
So, if anyone has any information to help me, please feel free to drop me an e-mail.

 

Name: Ardell Lommen <galommen@redred.com>
Date: 2008-05-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Mildred (Maas) Arends
Comments:
Dear Gene and Norma,
Your website is fantastic. I just finished reading all the letters that have been translated. I really enjoyed them. Thank you for all your work. It is greatly appreciated. I had to miss the last Maas picnic in Minnesota. I hope there will be more gatherings.
Ardell (Arends) Lommen

 

Name: Conrad Hofert <chofert@cox.net>
Date: 2008-05-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Johanne Friederike Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Hofert
Comments:
I have found that my Great Great Grand Mother was Johanne F. Maas, she married my GGG Father Johann Carl Friedrich Ferdinand Hofert. They lived in Goritz, Brandendburg, Prussia and had five children. Johanne was born 24 May 1829 in Goritz, and my GGG Father was born in Schapow Brandenbur Prussia 29 May 1833. The whole family migrated to the United States in November 1871 and lived their lives in western New York State, Niagara County.
 

Name: helen olsen <heleno@bresnan.net>
Date: 2008-04-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Anna Sophia Friedricha Maahs
Mutual surnames you are researching Johann Joachim Maahs
Surnames for whom you have additional data Johann Jochen Andreas Kroeger
Comments:
I have been a member of POMMERN-L for a number of years and have read with interest the information that has been given. I have been reading some films of church records from Germany, Mecklenburg, Strelitz,Ballwitz 1699-1875. I have found information on my families which have very helpful. I don't read German very well so I have trouble putting names to families.
 

Name: ravonna martin <ravdoc2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-31
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor alphie mathews
Mutual surnames you are researching elisha mathews
Surnames for whom you have additional data alphie mathews
Comments:
this is my grandmother (out of the vanderburg line). her father was elisha williams mathews. my grandmother passed in aug 1990 and is buried in oak grove cementary in hot springs, arkansas. her married name was alphie mae gossett. i am looking for information on elisha mathews.
 

Name: Mindy Rieck <swimflydive@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-29
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor idk
Mutual surnames you are researching rieck
Comments:
just googled my last name and found this site.
 

Name: Shanti Nura Moland <ahdmidra@yahoo.no>
Date: 2008-03-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Anna Koehler-one of them..
Comments:
Hello! i was looking for my greate grandmother when i stumbled upon this site.Her name Was Anna Koehler,born in Kragerø Norway 1889 i think she died 1944.My birthname is Mette Cathrine Moland.I have not so mutch knowledge about my famely yet,but i know our famely goes back to a Von Koehler(adelig-dont know the english word for it.)
I know my grandmother has his name,so i will check it out more.You have done quite a bit of work here,impressive!
Greatings from¤maybe some relative in Norway¤

 

Name: Jeremy Vanderburg <jeremyvanderburg@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-21
Comments:
I typed in my last name and went to this site.
 

Name: Patricia Miller <fandpmill@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Carl Maass
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Comments:
Carl Maass b. 1/1/1817-d.3/3/1889 married Marie Martin,b.11/26/1817-d. 3/28/1889. From Coberg Ger., Migrated to the U.S. to Green Bay, Wi. in the late 1800's Tese people are my gggrandparents. One of their daughters, Ulrike, married August Weigel. I would like to find info about August Weigel. I know that Ulrike came to this country in 1872, my grandmother was born in Green Bay in 1875. Maybe someone might have some information I could Use to trace them.

Thank you and your website is really great.
Patricia Miller, Tucson, Az.

 

Name: Kerryn Pitt <medinc@iafrica.com>
Date: 2008-03-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I inherited the Maas Family Log Book dating back to the Maas Family in the 1500 most of it is in Dutch it is up to date as far as my immediate family goes it has photo's and stories about the people but unfortunatly i only remember a few of them that i was told by my great grandmother before she past away
My mother is Susan Emily Maas
Grandfather Pieter Jan Maas
Kez

 

Name: Donald Larsen <donandlana@msn.com>
Date: 2008-03-02
Comments:
My wife and I visited Obernhagen in fall 2006. We were unable to find the ruins of the church and cemetery, and were pleasantly surprised to view your photos of them! Do you recall where the ruins were located in relation to the manor house? We would appreciate any infomation you have as we research my Rusch and Pautz relatives. My great-grandfather August Rusch was born in Niederhagen on Dec. 22, 1854 and confirmed in Obernhagen 1868.
We are members of the Minnesota Pomeranian Regional Group; Regenwalde is the subject of a book to be published by the group in late 2008.
Best regards,
Don and Lana Larsen

 

Name: James Wikkerink <master_hamfast@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-28
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
My great-grandfather was named Henry Beardsley. My understanding is that he had been born in and/or lived in Spring Valley Wisconsin. He and his wife, Ira nee Porter had three daughters. Carrie Ellen Beardsley was my grandmother, who married Alvin Lawrence Wikkerink of Hersey, Wisconsin, my grandfather. Carrie and Alvin had two boys. Arthur Henry, my uncle, and Kenneth Gordon, my Dad.

I am interested if a connection could be found between your relations and mine. I am sorry, I do not have much in the way of information past my great-grandfather. I do know he and his wife had another daughter named Lily. And apparently, he adopted a daughter of his wife's. I am not sure of her name off hand. Lily married Adolf Lee (Leigh?) and had many children.

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

James Wikkerink

 

Name: tom Beardsley <beardsleyt@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Beardsley's Thomas
Mutual surnames you are researching beardsley's
Comments:
Hi everyone, browsing web and found the beardsley family

i'm a Tom beardsley from a long line of tom Beardsley's
family come from around ilkeston, derbyshire. I live in Hereford, England. I have three children, Thomas, samuel and Esmie. hope you get this regards Tom

 

Name: Nancy Beardsley Burke <nano@fix.net>
Date: 2008-02-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching John Beardsley, Anna Wyman
Surnames for whom you have additional data None
Comments:
Just curious
 

Name: Kathy Brady <katkriskel@aim.com>
Date: 2008-02-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Ida Frances Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley, Vanderburg
Surnames for whom you have additional data Van Tassel, Atherton, Sherbert
Comments:
Fabulous site--thanks so much for all your hard work !
I am researching the genealogy of my son-in-law's grandparents, proceeding from the family of Alva Van Tassel in northwestern PA and Aden Sherbert in northern Vermont, and proceeding through the family of Bob Sherbert and Lucy Van Tassel, previously of Florida, now in Tennessee. Lucy Van Tassel Sherbert's mother was Ida Frances Beardsley, a daughter of Elisha S. Beardsley, who descended from Jesse, Levi, Obadiah, John, John, Joseph, and William, the immigrant to America. I'm especially interested in information about Ida Frances Beardsley's family. Any input would be appreciated.

 

Name: Norberto Maahs <betomaahs@brturbo.com.br>
Date: 2008-02-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maaß,Maass,Maas,Maahs
Comments:
C/Translator
My ancestor(n.42,43 -1ªg- 47,48 2ªg) had emigrated from Pommern - Schulzenhagen and Lassehne, and had embarked in the Anna ship, Port Hanburg, in 15.05.1869.
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Microfilm 047 2900 - LDS.
Família Maaß : Schulzenhagen – 42 a 46
¨ Lassehne – 47 e 48
Família Nöhrenberg de: Lassehne- 49 e 50
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42Maaß, Johann Carl Schulzenhagen Preußen 58
43 " Anna Catharina “ " 55
44 “ Carl Heinrich “ “ 24
45 “ Franz Eduard “ “ 17
46 “ Johanna Carolina “ “ 14
47Maaß,Heinrich Ferdinand Lasshene Preußen 29
48 “ Henriette Nöhrenberg “ “ 32
49Nöhrenberg,Christoph “ “ 72
50 “ Franz “ “ 25
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Maaß ( Pommern/Preußen) = Maass,Maas,Maahs ( Brasil )

Thank You,
Norberto Maahs
Pelotas/RS-Brasil

 

Name: Olaf Maaß <olafmaass@gmx.de>
Date: 2008-02-01
Comments:
sorry, my english is very bad. because i write in german...

Guten Tag, ich suche alle Infos zu folgenden Personen:
Heinrich Maaß verheiratet mit Freidericke Maaß, geb. Hobus. ( 2. Frau, auftauchender Ort Kasimiersburg?) Kinder von Heinrich: Max, Herbert, Friedrich, Erich, (..weitere) Daten habe ich von meinem Großvater der ebenfalls Kind von Heinrich Maaß war: Richard (Hermann Karl) Maaß geb.13.12.1910 Geb.Urkunde erstellt 13.08.1938 Bast.
Ich würde mich freuen, wenn Hinweise zu Heinrich und Freidericke Maaß gemacht werden können. Gern auch unter mailadresse: olafmaass@gmx.de

Danke!
Olaf Maaß

 

Name: Shaun Rieck <rieck.shaun@saambulance.com.au>
Date: 2007-12-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Rieck
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck
Comments:
Hi,
I live in Australia and my Great Grandfather came to Australia but not sure when where he married and had 8 children with a local Port Augusta girl. Looking for more info on Rieck family your site did answer some questions but also made more

Regards
Shaun

 

Name: Jan Kokrda <kokrdaj@cox.net>
Date: 2007-12-09
Mutual surnames you are researching Klug
Surnames for whom you have additional data Hartstock
Comments:
Wonderful website as my Hartstock family was from Rützow
not far away. Klug must have been close too as Albert
Hartstock b 1832 married Paulina Klug b 1843. Albert's brother was born in Rützow but no records available for that area. His record was gotten before the war.
We do have a birth record for Albert's bro. and thier
father Johann b 1838. This Albert is my grt. grandfather.

 

Name: Shari Ellen Beardsley <e_beardsley@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor N/A
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data N/A
Comments:
Hi,
I'm researching Beardsley History and I have found very little so far. I came on your site and I don't recognize any names but hopefully someday I will. Thanks

 

Name: Ron Pomplun <dragonartconcepts@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Erna Schulz
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Comments:
I have been looking for my real mother (I was adopted in 1966 My birth name was Thomas David Schulz, I was born on August 14, 1964 in Bamberg, Germany. The only clue I've had (until I found your site has been the translation of my birth certificate/adoption record dated June 21, 1966. It only has my birth mothers name Erna Schulz. My adoptive mother said my birth mother was a runaway from an orphanage and only 17. This is the only knowledge of my birth family I have. My adoptive mother passed away in June of this year, a couple of days before her passing she told me to find my birth mother, when I do it will answer alot of questions for me.
If you can give me any insite on this it would greatfully be appriciated. I am at a loss at what to do next.
Thank You
Sincerely and respectfully
Ronald D Pomplun

 

Name: Diane Gray <dg92865@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-11-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Daniel Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data Beardsley
Comments:
My family is also a descendent of Daniel Beardsley. My family line comes from Daniel's son William. My father was Richard Beardsley who is a 10th generation descendent of Daniel's father William. My family line is Richard,Raymond,Clarence,Edwin,Ephraim,Aaron,Jesse,William,Daniel,William.

I learned about the genealogy of my family from a book called 'The Geneology of the Beardsley-lee Family' published in 1903 by Isaac Haight Beardsley. I found this book by accident at a flea market in Pasadena, CA about 25 years ago. It's a great book and has all descendents of William Beardsley from 1635 to 1903 as well as many stories told to the author by all those he contacted while compiling the book.

Thank you for your website. It's always nice to see of other Beardsley relatives.

 

Name: Jennifer Jacobs <jennifer72132000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-30
Comments:
I am looking for a man that I have never met nor am even sure that he exists. His name is James Augustas Maas, I was told that he is my father.
I have been looking for him of over 25 years and I found this website and thought that maybe someone here may know of him and be able to help. I am sorry but the only info that I was ever given was his name and that he was in the military possibley around 1971 in California. If you can help please email me. thank you Jennifer Jacobs

 

Name: Helen Gaye Windle [nee Grieger] <rwindle@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2007-10-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor unsure
Mutual surnames you are researching GRIEGER
Surnames for whom you have additional data none
Comments:
I am a descendant of Johann Wilhelm GRIEGER born Jan 8th, 1829 in Schwiebus, Silesia, Germany/Poland/Prussia, who emigrated to Australia in 1857 with his wife and son.
I have all the information on this family since their arrival and am now seeking details from their homeland.
As I have nothing to go on at this stage I am interested in your Amanda Pauline Luise SCHULZ who married Wilhelm GRIEGER and their 2 children - Fritz [July 1893] and Erna [July 1902].
Can you provide me with any details on Wilhelm regarding parents or siblings?

Thanks ~ Helen in Australia

 

Name: Patrick Brenner <patrickbrenner@conwaycorp.net>
Date: 2007-09-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Vanderburg
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Surnames for whom you have additional data Vanderburg
Comments:
My mother(Eva Jeane Smith) was born to Beca Ann Vanderburg and her husband on 2/5/1935. Ann died shortly after giving birth to my mom with pregnancy complications. Her sister, Bethel and husband Martin Cunningham took my mom as their child. Bethel and Martin raised my mom as their own. Martin, Bethel, My Mother who passed away on Nov 22, 2006, and numerous other Vanderburgs are buried in Cunningham Cemetary outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
 

Name: Heino Molls <heino@bellnet.ca>
Date: 2007-09-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Reinholdt Just
Mutual surnames you are researching As above
Comments:
Hello:

Please accept my compliments on an excellent site and well written content. I was noodling on the internet for the name of my grandfather, Reinholdt Just. I understood he was from Pomerania and some time in his life he moved to Berlin where he married my grandmother Sophia Kampman and my mother Erika Sophia Just was born in 1921.

My grandfather, I think was a policeman and was in the military.

I presently live in South West Ontario and I would be pleased to hear if you have any information on Reinholdt Just but from reading your well researched site, I realize he may not be from your part of the family.

Best regards,

Heino Molls

 

Name: Carol Morris <cmorris808@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Polly Maria Beardsley Count
Surnames for whom you have additional data Count
Comments:
Polly Maria Beardsley married George Downs sometime in the 1820'sThey had a daughter Polly Ann Downs B. ca 1830 who married Thomas Henry Count b.1826-1898. The locale is probably around Ellenville, NY or possibly Conn. I would like to research the Beardsley line further;an uncle Dr. Earl Count(decesased) told us that Stephen Hopkins is an ancestor through the Beardsley line. Any clues you can give us would be so appreciated. I have a lot of family-. collected info on other lines but Im just starting using the internet.
Thank you
Carol Morris


 

Name: Daniel Vanderburg <dbvanderburg@netscape.net>
Date: 2007-07-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor unknown
Comments:
I am trying to find information on my family and its history. Your information may be useful. Thank you.
 

Name: james maas <the30mphman@aol.com>
Date: 2007-05-20
Comments:
hi i'm am not related to you but i have the surname 'maas'. i don't no any of my family roots because my grandad was adopted at an early age and was given the surname 'maas'.
 

Name: Vincent Meyers <meyscw@cox.net>
Date: 2007-04-03
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Karolina Kohler
Mutual surnames you are researching Kohler
Surnames for whom you have additional data Kohler after immigration 1880
Comments:
Karolina Kohler b. 22 Feb 1851 in Wilhelminshof(?)
Daughter of Friedrick and Karolina(?).
Married August Guse 09 Oct 1872 in Buscofovitz.(?)
He was born in Junkerhof 02 Feb 1840.
This info was taken from the family bible which was written in perfect english, probably by one of their many children and the spelling is suspect.
Immigrated in 1880 and settled in Minnesota.

 

Name: Beth Blackwelder Bayne <ebb1028@aol.com>
Date: 2007-04-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Gottlieb (Caleb) Schwarzwalder
Mutual surnames you are researching Blackwelder
Surnames for whom you have additional data Blackwelder
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Jefferson Blackwelder. A direct descendent of Caleb Blackwelder. You have listed one child per generation. My family did an extensive history tracing us back. Robert E. is a son of Jefferson and my grandfather born July 4, 1899. Robert had 3 sons and 3 daughters. My father is Kenneth Grady born January 31, 1934. Do you have any further information on Gottlieb's descendents.
 

Name: Pam Morgan <ptrmorgan1989@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-29
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Amzi Vanderburg
Comments:
What an interesting and helpful site! I came upon this accidentally while looking for information on the Vanderburg family. Amzi Vanderburg would be my great-great grandfather. I appreciate the wonderful work that was put into this. Thank you!

Pam (Tatum) Morgan
Oxford, MS


 

Name: Hershel Bagby <paleoindianjoe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Clayton Bagby
Mutual surnames you are researching Bagby
Surnames for whom you have additional data Davies or Davis, Hughes, Clayton, Whiting,
Comments:
Additional families are Willis, and The family of Pocahontas,Powhatan
 

Name: Willi Beutler <Pekawebe@t-online.de>
Date: 2007-03-14
Mutual surnames you are researching Krüger, Peck
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maass
Comments:
Great site!
I have a Wilhelmine Maass who is one of my greatgreatgrandfather's Carl Reinhard Krüger, * Mar 22,1844 in Lübgust, ~ Mar 31, 1844 in Gramenz, Kreis Neustettin, Pomerania, Germany.
My grandmother told me that members of the Krüger family emigrated before 1900 to Wisconsin. Unfortunately Krüger is a very common name so that it is hard to get some information.
Greetings from Köln
Willi Beutler

 

Name: Jimmy Beardsley <Beardsleyjimmy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-13
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Clearance James Beardsley
Comments:
I was born in 1965. My Father was 66 yrs old that puts his birthday in 1898. I'm looking for my history.
 

Name: Horst G. Maass <maasshg@smartchat.net.au>
Date: 2007-03-06
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Comments:
In all your data I have seen so far I have not seen the name 'Maass' written in the form it appears in my family book. There it is written 'Maahs'. If you write it in "Kunstler Script" it appears exactly as written in the old documents. Is this just another way of writing the name or is it an entirely different family name??
 

Name: Horst Maass <maasshg@smartchat.net.au>
Date: 2007-02-27
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Comments:
All of my forebears, on my fathers and my mothers site come from Pommern. The Maass family came from Stolp - Schlawe but my mothers family all lived in small villages just west of Saatzig. Those villages were: Jakobshagen, Hakenwalde/Naugard, Cremmin, Gräbnitzfelde. My Grandfather Franz Albert August Maass, born 1859 in Hebrondamnitz / Stolp, moved to Berlin where the family stayed and where I was born. I migrated to Australia in 1952 and from here it is very difficult to do geneological research in Germany. Should you be interested in any additional information, please send me an email
 

Name: joe bagby <paleoindianjoe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Clayton Bagby
Mutual surnames you are researching Bagby
Comments:
Hello Gene, I am back. I am living with my daughter now. I have finished My line of the Bagbys to James born 1550 in Scotland. My grandaughter set up my e-mail, I am not an Indian. Joe Bagby in N.C.
 

Name: Carol Moss Rose <RCMBTCK@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Johann Gottlieb Maass
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maass
Comments:
Is Johann Gottlieb Maass somehow tied to your research? We have information from his birth and baptism in 1831 in Bodenhagen. He is the son of Gottlieb Maass and Marie Rackow. He came to Iowa in 1873. Some of his children were born in "Germany" and some in Iowa. I have not personally done the research. My father's cousin has done the research and I am helping him to complete his research. Information came from St. Georgen Parish in Colberg and is dated March 2, 1874. The reason I am sending this message is that we have a diary that has been translated and we believe it belonged to a Franz Maass. We do not know who he was or how he is related. It was in the possession of my Great Grandmother Anna Falkenhagen Moss when she died. It was written in script and very faded, but after much work on my Dad's cousin's part most of it is translated. Inside the front cover was written: This book I bought Franz is my baptized name Maass I am born if you find it I was born in Bedenhagen near Colberg Sept. 18th 1834.
 

Name: Herman Maas <hmaas@reach.net>
Date: 2007-02-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Jan Maas,cousin
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
Just entering my name to see if there are any connections anywhere.
 

Name: Michelle <michelledavis_81@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Michelle Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I do not know any of my family on the Maas side and was wondering if someone would let me know if I am of any kin to this family..
 

Name: Albert Rieger <lubeman@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
This is a wonderful site!Probably the best I have ever seen.I love the individual biographies.Great job!
Sincerely, AL RIEGER

 

Name: Theresa <lilirishditty@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-06
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Hoffman
Comments:
hi
my name is Theresa(Mitchell) Peterson I am forever in aday searching for linkage of some sort of my family tree. so far not much luck on my German side. I know that My great Grandmother was Laura Maas who married a Heinrich Hoffmann. They came from Kolberg Germany. Now part of Poland near the Baltic sea. They both came to Milwaukee in the late 1890's They had two children Paul Born in Germany and my grandmother Helen born in 1894 Milwaukee Wi. Is there any Linkage?
Theresa

lilirishditty@hotmail.com

 

Name: Monja Schocker <monjaschocker@aol.com>
Date: 2006-12-20
Comments:
hallo,
meine großeltern und urgroßeltern kommen auch aus karkow, ich suche verzweifelt nach menschen die sie noch gekannt haben, aber über den ort ist schwer etwas zu finden. vieleicht kennen sie noch jemand, meine urgroßmutter hieß marie schmidt und sie hatte soviel ich weiß 3 kinder marthe, herrmann und bertha. meine oma war bertha peters geb. schmidt ihr mann hieß jakob peters sie hatten 5 kinder erna, ella, heinz, wera und jürgen peters. ich würde sehr gerne die alte heimat meiner familie kennen lernen und wo ihr altes haus stand, meine oma hat im schloß in der küche gearbeitet. es wäre sehr nett von ihnen wenn sie mir weiter helfen könnten, denn so groß ist karkow ja nicht sie sind 1945 geflüchtet nach schleswig holstein.
liebe grüße monja schocker

 

Name: Scott Erwin Maas <scottemaas@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-12-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Erwin O. Maas
Comments:
Just checking some info on my grandfather Frank Maas
 

Name: Frank Wiegel <kendellins@mvdsl.com>
Date: 2006-12-14
Surnames for whom you have additional data Wiegel
Comments:
I appreciate your site very much! My great-grandfather was born in Greifswald on 30 Apr 1864. his name was Charles Wiegel. he immigrated to the USA winding up in Chicago, IL. I have drawn a blank trying to research his name and ancestors. I was told to write to Archive on Bahnhof Str. in Greifswald. i have yet to get a response. I believe he was born Luthern or reformed-Luthern. Any thoughts or advice you have would be most appreciative. Thank you, frank Wiegel
 

Name: cheryl ann murphy <cchermur@aol.com>
Date: 2006-12-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor benjamin Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I would like to find more information on Benjamin Maas. All I know is he came over about 1852. I would be very
interested in finding his father and mother. Any info, please let me know!

 

Name: bert trandel <helbet@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-12-01
Mutual surnames you are researching trandel,bassman,labuda,brzyski,rejowska,zelezinski,bieschke
Comments:
My maternal ggm used to sing a type of song (I think it may have been in Polish) that went something like 'in Berlin,in Stettin'. I was only about 4 years old at the time but I and my cousin teased her whenever she was sweeping the sidewalk with a broom. Would you happen to have some information about this song?
 

Name: Burton L. Rieck <brieck@wowway.com>
Date: 2006-11-27
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck
Comments:
Looking for connections to the Riecks of Macomb County,
Michigan.

 

Name: Carl E. Vanderburg <harmonicaman10@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Loyd Newton Vanderburg-Dad-Twin Bro. Floyd Wilson-My Uncle
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Comments:
Hi! Gene:
I'm new at this computer thing-but I have a sister-who has all the data-on our clan-Ophelia(Vanderburg)Looper
10453 Achilles Dr. El Paso, Texas, 79924-2233-Phone-915-
821-1084. Don't know Email-they do have one. I have been
copying-for my own person-all this in a thick note book- hope you don't mind. Thank you,Carl Vanderburg-73065
I did not realize I had more space to write, until I sent--so I'll add what little I know--I am Carl Edward Vanderburg, born 11-8-38,Norman, Oklahoma, have one brother,David Paul, in OKC, 2-sisters, Modenia Donelda(Donna)Brown,Baker(Vanderburg)in OKC,and Ophelia (Estel Gretrude)Vanderburg,Looper of El Paso, Tex.
Dad had 3 Brothers and 7 Sisters--Brothers were:Persey,Alger, His Twin Floyd, and sisters were: Daisy(Vanderburg)Harvey(Calif),Lela(Vanderburg)Green(Norman,Ok)Margret(Vanderburg)Hoffman(Kansas), Helen(Vanderburg)Hurths?(Topeka, kansas,) Gerrie(Vanderburg)?Amerilo,Tex.
Only two soister of Dad are living,all other Aunts & unkles are dead. Dad's, Dad was Mac or Mack Vanderburg,
Oliver Newton Vanderburg,Shawnee, Ok. was My Dad's Uncle,
Odell Vanderburg, Tecumci,ok, My 3rd Cousin?, Gene Vanderburg, Madil, Ok.cousin-3rd. Most of My kin are around Norman,OKC, area. I'm in Newcastle Okla,PO box 944-73065. Im tired it's 3:00am. I love your work, and thank you so muchfor it. Yours Carl Vanderburg

 

Name: Richard W. Scheife <rwscheife@aol.com>
Date: 2006-11-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor See comments
Comments:
I did not see where your ancestor settlrd in USA. I was born and raised in Whitefish Bay Wisconsin.My great grandfather Carl migrated to Wisc. in mid 1800.

There were many of your listed relatives names that lived in our community. I personally went to high school with a Ted Maas and knewor knew of other names you have listed.

I thank you for the Pommeranian history it fills in a lot of blanks.

I have info. on my family back to my Gr GR Grandfather
Johann Ludwig Scheife Born 1787 - Wife Marie Elies
Reichowen. Kratzig Koeslin, Pommern, PreussenDeath. I believe Johanns father was Christian Friedrich Scheife, I have no other info. on Christian.

Thanks again.
Richard W. Scheife 80 yrs old live in Jupiter Fl.

 

Name: Aimee <aimeedobbins@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Luther Cotts Vanderburg
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington, Vanderburg
Surnames for whom you have additional data Vanderburg
Comments:
Luther Cotts Vanderburg was my great grandfather. He had 8 children, only one is still living which is my grandmother. She had 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
 

Name: Eliana Just Bonaccorso <ozejb56@hotamil.com>
Date: 2006-10-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor unknown
Mutual surnames you are researching JUST
Comments:
I would like to provide more information to the JUST site.
Thanks,
Eliana Just Bonaccorso

 

Name: Vicki <DiziTxs@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-09-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Julius Vanderburg
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Comments:
Have spoken to you a long time ago, but had not seen the website. VERY nice job! Julius had William Levi and he and Rebecca Edwards were my GGrandparents. (Sanford and Mary being my Grandparents.) Keep up the good work! Vicki
 

Name: Tamara Speicher <wootown2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Milo Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas, Maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data Lifer, Maas
Comments:
I would like to know If I am related to anyone on the site. I have pictures if you are interested in looking, as well as when my great, great, (great) grandfather Theodore ( ) Christian Maass fled the Zar. Please contact me if you are interested and I would be happy to give you any info that might help.

Thanks
Tammy

 

Name: jamie maas <jamiemaas1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-17
Comments:
hi, ran across your website and liked it....jamie
 

Name: barbara <barbievan39@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor partlow
Comments:
i dont have alot of data but my father kurt donald partlow has our family tree extensivly researched so heres his email incase you would like omore info on our line maby theres a connection?? kdpartlow@netzero.net my second cousin is oldchick@frontiernet.net and she has all the documentation between the two im sure they can help if thers a link email me back if this helps or maby just if you would like to chat:)
barbara

 

Name: Karen Durigon <kdurigon@umich.edu>
Date: 2006-07-17
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
Your information on the Beardsley's coming to America and setting in Connecticut matches the stories my grandparents (who are Beardsley's) told me. Perhaps we can share information back and forth that could further your search.
 

Name: Denise Rieck <denise_rieck2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-04
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Walter Rieck
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck
Comments:
My name is Denise Rieck. I am trying to do some research on my father's side of the family and I came across your site. I am wondering if I'm related ? My grandfather's name was Walter Rieck and my father's name is Howard Charles Rieck. I really don't have any information other than that. I would greatly appreciate it if you would write me back and let me know if I'm a relation. Thank you.
 

Name: Chris Broyles <x_teacherspet@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Carl MAAS great-great grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching MAAS
Surnames for whom you have additional data WICHMANN, SONNICHSEN, FRIIS
Comments:
I am looking for information on Carl MAAS and Kristina KRUEGER.Both born in Germany and emigrated around 1870 and lived in Crawford County,Iowa through the late 1890's.
 

Name: Thomas Cyril Rieck <tcrieck@adelphia.net>
Date: 2006-06-19
Comments:
My Father was Cyril August Rieck, son of William & Elizabeth Rieck,[nee Hummell] They had 10 children born in the Unionville, Oh. area.My Grand father was supposed to be adopted and that is why I can't go back any further.
Tom Rieck

 

Name: Donna Schultz <Schultz120@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-06-12
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Comments:
Greetings:
I grew up 40 miles from Jamestown, in Woodworth, North Dakota. Your Schulz family is not the one I am researching but I am interested in the SS Elbe. Where did you find the passenger lists for it? My grandmother, Bertha Petzke, came to North Dakota in 1910. She may have been a passenger on the SS Elbe. Thanks so much - love your website!
Donna

 

Name: Bobbie Lewis <bobbielewis4@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-17
Comments:
Could you send me your phone number; I would like to place an order, but do not like to put my credit card number on the web?
 

Name: Dr. Eze Adanne <eze@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-12
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Eze,Nze,Adanne
Surnames for whom you have additional data Adanne
Comments:
A very nice site keep it up.

Regards.

Dr.Eze.

 

Name: Ellen Rieck <Fibrolady59@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-30
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Not yet found
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck
Surnames for whom you have additional data none
Comments:
Very informative and interesting site. I enjoyed reading it.
 

Name: Emilie Tolzmann Duffy <dufmur@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-24
Comments:
A great work and many thanks for sharing.
 

Name: Rusty Maas <maas1414@netzero.com>
Date: 2006-04-05
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Rudolf Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I am sorry i forgot to leave my grandfather's name his name is Rudolph, Rudolf. All i remember my dad is saying grandpa Rudy.
 

Name: Rusty Maas <maas1414@netzero.com>
Date: 2006-04-04
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Rudolf Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
Looking for anything about my grandfather. He last lived in Indiana. He was married to Ruby (Illiff) and had two son. Wayne and my Father. Carl my father was the oldest and was born in Indiana. That is all I know.
 

Name: Marshal Rieck <matrieck@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2006-03-30
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Rieck
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck
Surnames for whom you have additional data Rieck
Comments:
Please contact
 

Name: George McNeillie <gmcneillie@omdc.on.ca>
Date: 2006-03-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of William Beardsley as follows:

1. William Beardsley 1605-1661 (m. Maria Harvie 1609-?)
2. Joseph Beardsley 1634-1712 (m. Abigail Dayton ?-?)
3. John Beardsley 1668-1735 (m. Abigail Wakelyn 1666-1753)
4. John Beardsley 1701-1725 (m. Keziah Wheeler 1725-1809)
5. Rev. John Beardsley 1732-1809 (m. Sylvia Punderson ?-c.1773)
6. John Davis Beardsley 1771-1852 (m. Sally Munday Dibblee 1772-1826)
7. Polly Sylvia Beardsley 1794-1855 (m. Charles Raymond 1788-1878)
8. Charles William Raymond 1820-1901 (m. Mary Elizabeth Carman 1825-1893)
9. The. Ven. William O. Raymond (m. Julia Nelson 1846-1931)
10. Alice Winnifred Raymond 1886-1969 (m. George Gardiner McNeillie 1885-1953)
11. William Raymond McNeillie 1914-1981 (m. Suzanne Sweatman 1918-2006)
12. George Gardiner McNeillie, III 1950-

That would make William Beardsley my great-grandfather X 9.

Our family has always pronounced it 'Bairds-lee' -- do you also?

Cheers!

George McNeillie
Toronto, Ontario

 

Name: Anette Adams (Luttkus) <emeraldeye47@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Walter Callies (maternal grandfather)
Mutual surnames you are researching Henriette Christine Pophal (Ludtke)
Surnames for whom you have additional data Callies, Pophal, Glassenapp.
Comments:
Hi. I am so glad to have found your site. This week, my husband and I went to see the Hesse Exhibit in Portland, OR. and it inspired me to research my family heritage. Unfortunately, my mother, grandfather, and grandmother are deceased. I did however find connections on rootsweb regarding the Callies surname. I believe, that maybe we are connected through Henriette Christine Pophal, who married Carl Gottfried Ludtke. It doen't state when they married, however they had 6 children between 7/26/1856 and
8/01/1872. Their names were Eduard, Ida, Carlos, Gustav, Bertha, and August.
My grandfather, Walter Callies, served in WWII, and my grandmother and her 4 children suffered through the war alone before being forced to go to West Germany. I know that my mother's family is from Pommern, as she used to tell me all about how beautiful it was before the war. I really appreciate your web site, and hope that I hear from you regarding the possible connection.
Thanks again,
Anette Adams

 

Name: Nancy Sybel Reeves <wiseshoper1@msn.com>
Date: 2006-03-13
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Sybel Juanita Wright
Comments:
Sybel Wright is the mother of my father, Steven Gary Reeves. He has two daughters & two sons (Brenda Jean Reeves; myself - Nancy Sybel Reeves; Cole Edward Reeves; and Wade Joseph Reeves). My neice, Sara Lynn Smotherman, is the only grandchild of Steven G. Reeves. She was asking about our family history and I had absolutely no knowledge other than the names of my grandparents. I was looking for information on my grandfather, Edward Houston Reeves, when I stumbled across your website. I was delighted to learn we are descendants of Francis Vanderburg and appreciate the detailed records. Given that I have no experience or knowlege of how to even begin researching geneology, your website was of great assistance. Thank you for providing a portal into the past!
 

Name: Ramana Ranjan <ranjan@indianfamilyroots.com>
Date: 2006-02-22
Comments:
Your site is very good & informative.I like to suggest my favourite site http://www.indianfamilyroots.com/
 

Name: Randolph Maas <randymaas@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-10
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
This is one cool site. I hope to learn a lot more about my family. Thanks, Randy Maas
 

Name: Jody Menssa <tmenssa@telus.net>
Date: 2006-02-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Wilhem Schulz
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Comments:
My name is Jody Menssa, great grandson son of Herman Schulz (Dec 12, 1897 to May 20, 1926) and great, great, grandson of Wilhem Shulz who died some time around 1935. Would like to know of anyone with some info on researching my tree further and into more depth. Thank you!
 

Name: Linda Vanderburg Reed <reeds@cox-internet.com>
Date: 2006-02-04
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Joseph Hilton Vanderburg
Comments:
Joseph Hilton Vanderburg was my grandfather. I have all the history on his family. Gene Vanderburg, son of Olive Newton Vanderburg, has an extensive history of the Vanderburgs but you may already know him. This was very exciting to see your history on our family.
 

Name: Janet Christine Flournoy <jcflournoy2001@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2006-01-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John Gaston (Jean1)
Mutual surnames you are researching Gaston
Comments:
Lovely site. My mother (whose mother was Lois Viera Gaston) was continuing to research our family tree before she died in 1993, and I have only recently looked at some of her information in detail. Your site hads provided me with more information. She had traced her mother's ancestors back to William Gaston (1680-1770)but we didn't know of his father & grandfather. Thank you!
 

Name: Laura Rice <usrices@charter.net>
Date: 2006-01-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Mathilde Koehler Block
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler and Block
Comments:
Hello Gene and Norma,

Finally getting a chance to come back to your site after a bit of an absence. It is still such a treat to explore.
So glad we met you. That was a great family reunion at Lilly's and so meaningful for my dad to finally meet some of his father's family that loved him. He, with us, met his first cousin, Wally Block, in Kenosha this past summer. What a great time and all because of you! Thanks a bunch!

Laura

 

Name: Roxanne Jones <rjones@score.com>
Date: 2005-12-12
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Carl and Wilhemina Maas
Comments:
Just making contact to see if by any slight chance you would have any of the printed books from 1989 still around?
I presume that my mother had bought one for each of my siblings but now that she has passed on (Beulah Klingbeil- September 2005) I discovered that there is only her family book and there are 4 (possibly more) who now want one. I
would direct them to this website if they all had internet.
I would appreciate hearing from you.

 

Name: Randy Wendel <km0d@arrl.net>
Date: 2005-12-11
Mutual surnames you are researching Steffen
Comments:
Gene, I came across your site while researching surname Steffen. The (Henry) Steffen line I am casually researching comes from Germany, lived in Carroll Co, Iowa for a time, then moved and settled in Jackson Co, MN. In any regard, I was pleasantly impressed by your website and the wonderful presentation of the ancestors within.

Randy Wendel
Bloomington MN

 

Name: hilfe walescha schulz <dangerouse_amazona@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-29
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor johan schulz
Comments:
hello
mi name is hilfe w schulz my old parent is johan.. schulz. and i living in mexico city alive in you take care of mexico we do not know it anything of the maybe but that the last name to help me , single that it is they johan

 

Name: Roe Merola <windsor4@optonline.net>
Date: 2005-11-27
Mutual surnames you are researching Marie R. Schulz Brandt/Anton Brandt
Comments:
I wrote my e-mail before signing this book. I am really impressed with your website. I am just hoping that I can find more information on my grandmother Marie Schulz. I do think that she came from Ludenberg,Germany but I have an old Mass Card with the name Bernhard Schulz from Weldingsfelden. Thanks again Roe
 

Name: sharon <rgenes@webtv.net>
Date: 2005-10-30
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Block
Mutual surnames you are researching Block
Comments:
My great grandfather, Herman Trettin/Trittin's sister Auguste Friedericke "Henriette" Trittin was married to Wilhelm( William) Block. They lived in the Town of Easton, Marathon co Wi. The Trittin Family were very close friends to August and Clara Wetzel. I am wondering if there is a connection.
 

Name: Margaret Blehm-Dahl <4thedahls@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-10-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Blankenhagen
Comments:
I am researching my Husbands Family the Herman Blankenhagen family of Westline Township, Redwood County, MN. I was just doing some searching on other neighbors who came from Pommern to see if they may be related. I came across your Web Site and had to leave you a message because it is the best family site I have seen You have done a fantastic job!!
 

Name: Nancy Herault <pnherault@aol.com>
Date: 2005-10-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Johann Jakob Misenheimer
Mutual surnames you are researching Misenheimer, Blackwelder, Cline
Surnames for whom you have additional data Misenheimer
Comments:
I am a desdendant of Johann Jakob Misenheimer. I live near Augustus Lutheran Church in Pa. where John Jakob Misenheimer and Anna Margretha Reiter were married in 1746.
 

Name: Kathy Gajda <kgajda2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Ollie Ann Vanderburg
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Comments:
Ollie Ann Vanderburg is believed to be my Great Grandfather Elisha William Mathews third wife and my Grandmother Louia Elizabeth Mathews Hagers stepmother. It is also believed yet not established that my Grandmother Louia might have married Burr Vanderburg after my Grandfathers death in 1941. Any information concerning this possible marriage would be very much appreciated. I have several pictures of Burr and my Grandmother if anyone is interested in obtaining copies.
Thanks for all you efforts and informaion on the Vanderburg family.

 

Name: Elizabeth Yates <yates@olympus.net>
Date: 2005-09-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Levi Vanderburg
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Surnames for whom you have additional data Jones, Wages, Gammill
Comments:
Researching for friend Dessie Wages Spalding, daughter of Ora Mae Jones, whose mother was Sarah Adeline Vanderburg, eldest daughter of William Levi Vanderburg, who married Sam Henry Jones. Dessie is great great grandaughter of Julius A. Vanderburg.
 

Name: Nancy Sutton <nksutton4@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Albertine Rieck
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck, Paape
Surnames for whom you have additional data Albertine Rieck
Comments:
Albertine Rieck is my great-grandmother. You state that she died in 1950, however I have pictures of her holding me when I was 6 months old, and I was born in 1953. My records show a different date of death.

P.S. We have communicated before and I have been very slow at getting you the information I have. I apologize for that.

 

Name: Kelly (Beardsley) Nordstrom <timkel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
Hi! I appreciate you opening up all of your data to the public. It is so nice to be able to look up family history without having to pay a huge amount! If there is any interest, my family line is...
Me: Kelly Beardsley
Father: George Beardsley
Grandfather: Carl F. Beardsley
Great- Grandfather: Charles Havelock Beardsley
2nd Great: Samuel Campfield Beardsley
3d Great: Samuel Caulfield Beardsley
4th Great:Beverely Robinson Beardsley
5th Great:Augustine or Austin Beardsley
6th Great: John Jr. Beardsley
7th Great: John Beardsley
8th Great: Joseph Beardsley
up to my Great X9 Grandfather: William Beardsley

 

Name: Oscar ST <Stargarder31@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-29
Surnames for whom you have additional data RIECK - family
Comments:
During WWII, summer 1944, we, the 13 agers, here in Germany were ordered to go to villages for recovering and working at the farmers. My job was a sort of cowboy. I was in Gross Mellen, eastern of Oder-river, the name of the burgomaster was WILHELM RIECK.
Gross Mellen is southwards of Noerenberg
Regards
Oscar ST (earlier resident from Stargard in Pomerania)

 

Name: erwin p overcast <eahabu@charter.net>
Date: 2005-08-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor jacob blackwelder 5th grand parent
Mutual surnames you are researching blackwelder/gallimore
Surnames for whom you have additional data elizabeth blackwelder
Comments:
she married in my family, married a william gallimore. I have information on her. Would be glad to share with you.

thanks
Erwin P. Overcast

 

Name: Kevin Maas <kmaas@bmi.net>
Date: 2005-08-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Could be none
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maas
Comments:
Gene,

Floyd and Lloyd Maas of the Conde and Crocker area of South Dakota (NE part of State) are my grandfather's brothers. Many of us are out in Washington State. It seems as if we are probably not relatives from what I've seen on your website.

My relatives with this name were "Germans from Russia" from what little I know.

Thanks,
Kevin Maas

 

Name: Richard Philipp Sauer <sweetsauers@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Robert Maas or Karl Robert Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas....Moebius
Surnames for whom you have additional data see above
Comments:
I am looking for the birthplace of my great grandfather Robert Maas (or Karl/Carl Robert Maas). He was born 21 November, 1854 (perhaps in Hamburg, but also have reference to Pommern). He died on 6 March, 1925 in Sheboygan, WI. He emigrated to the US in February,1885. He arrived in New York. His father was August Heinrich Gottlieb Maas.
He was married to Emma Amillia Moebius and they were married in 1884.

If anyone can offer any suggestions as to where I might begin to look, or has other advice for me, I would appreciate it. I am a beginner at this game.

Dick Sauer
Fort Wayne, IN

 

Name: bev winchenbach <maypo7@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-07-26
Comments:
You have a beautiful site!!
 

Name: Torsten <torstihh@freenet.de>
Date: 2005-07-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas
Comments:
Dear Gene,

I have asked my mother about the sheep barns. She can remember there was a sheep barns in the village in the 40ies last century. Whether there was also a sheep barns about one km from the village she can not recognise. Nevertheless, we know an old woman (Gertrud Gehrke, born 1920 in Braunsforth) and my mother will ask her as soon as she will have the next possibility. If we could not give you a satisfied answer, I would recommend to ask the pope who is responsible for Brod today. Probably the evang. church has church books, registers or other documents from this time.



I will write you soon when I know more.



Best regards



Torsten


 

Name: Joyce Hathaway <jghath@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none that I know
Mutual surnames you are researching von Glasnapp or variation of that spelling
Surnames for whom you have additional data none
Comments:
My father's grandfather emmigrated from Pommerania about 1863. I am trying to find more information about him. He died when I was 4 years old and I know nothing about him. His surname was von Glasnapp or some variation of that spelling.
 

Name: Beverly Winchenbach <maypo7@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-07-25
Comments:
My Parents have a 26 by53.5 painting of the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in N.Y. Harbor that was left by my deceased uncle. Do you know of anyone that maybe interested in it? Bev
 

Name: Torsten Krüger <torstihh@freenet.de>
Date: 2005-07-18
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Braunsforth
Comments:
Hi,
my name is Torsten. I ´am living in Hamburg. I have read your interesting sites and visitors reports from Braunsforth where my Mother was born in 1936 (birth name: Braun). Last week we went to Braunsforth to have a look to the old house and the village of his parants and my grand parents. The family had to leave the village and there property 1945 after the lost war. I was realy suprised to find sites about Braunsforth in the internet.

Best regards

Torsten

 

Name: Phyllis J. Sarow Cantwell <tvcant@ticon.net>
Date: 2005-07-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Wilhelm, gr-grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Sarow
Comments:
Reading thru your 4th page the name sarow was only mention once I was wondering if you ever found anything about them. Phyllis
 

Name: Ken Luckey <kluckey83@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-07-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Augustus Alexander Vanderburg,ggrandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Comments:
You have a very nice family homepage. I am looking for any relation to Fransis Vanderburg to my Augustus A.(1859-1931) that married Fannie B. Norment (1859-1932). They are both buried at Sharon Presbyterian in Charlotte, NC
 

Name: JOHN F. VANDERBURG <vanderbjohn@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor FRANCIS VANDERBURG
Comments:
I live on the original Vanderburg homeplace,Francis the 1st was my great-great-great grandfather. Some of your dates in info is incorrect I have the orig family bible with the dates.
 

Name: Carolynn Brehmer <carolynn_brehmer@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Friedrich Wilhelm Brehmer
Mutual surnames you are researching Brehmer
Surnames for whom you have additional data Friedrich Karl Brehmer
Comments:
I never thought I would find Langkafel, let alone a Brehmer who came from there besides my husbands family. I had very little to go on and have been searching for more than 25 years. There's a whole lot of Brehmer's in NW Indiana. I'll try to read your website agin word or word but where do the Brehmer's fit in? I'm so excited I'm sure I missed alot. There is so much great info. any help-please!
 

Name: Debra Conn <debuli@cox.net>
Date: 2005-06-24
Mutual surnames you are researching Giese, Duehning, Rosenow
Comments:
This is one of the nicest family sites I have seen. You have done a great job. I enjoyed looking at the names in the Naugard/Saatzig records and found a Giese in Hermelsdorf I didn't know of. Thank you for sharing your trips to Pommern, your pictures of the area, and your research. Hopefully one day I will use your site as a guide when I am ready to honor my ancestors on a website.
 

Name: kevin rieck <kevinreick38@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor son of gunter rieck canada
Mutual surnames you are researching rieck
Comments:
my last name is mispelled on birthcertifacate the it was spelled reick wen my fathers is rieck he recently died he left germany wen he was young his parents owned a farm making cheese and owned a club i would be in my glory if i can find his roots from way back from kevin his sisters name was sigrid he would be 70 i think only seen him few times in my life but like to learn more
 

Name: Belva Misenheimer Wallace <gospeloutreach2@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2005-06-11
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Johann Jacob Misenheimer
Mutual surnames you are researching Misenheimer, Roberts, McCrary, Blackwelder, Turner
Comments:
this site was really nice
Belva Wallace

 

Name: Maurla HAEHLEN White <wilwhite@erols.com>
Date: 2005-06-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Noerenberg
Surnames for whom you have additional data TREPTOW, TIMM, POBLOTH
Comments:
These families all were from the Bitziker, Kratzig, Schmollenhagen, Neuklenz,area S. and SW of Koslin in Pomerania.
 

Name: ABA ABIA <ABAABAIA @YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2005-06-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor umanna
Mutual surnames you are researching abIA
Surnames for whom you have additional data ABIA
Comments:
I graduated from Holy Child Jesus in 1962. A reunion sounds like fun. I keep in touch with Cathy Corcoran Barton and Lorraine Parrino D'Aleo. I'll pass on any information to them. I'm a registered nurse working at Columbia University Health Service. I live in New York Ciy with my husband and son. I'd love to see some of my old friends.
Joan Connelly Lantz

 

Name: Iris Gillan <igillan@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-06-04
Mutual surnames you are researching GASTON
Comments:
great site. I am interested in the Gaston family (on my husband's side)We have gone back to William Gaston b abt 1792 in Ireland d in Nova Scotia m to Mary margaret Redmond. Haven't been able to get any further than that so far. So I'm surfing to see what I come up with. Your site is one of the best looking ones I've come across. Thanks. Iris
 

Name: susan singh <ruthie@rapidial.co.uk>
Date: 2005-06-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor william beardsley great grandfather x 5
Mutual surnames you are researching beardsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data beardsley
Comments:
I am tracing the beardsley family from my grandfather down and have reached my greatgrandfather x 5 wh,o is william beardsley born 1694 at horsley, derbyshire (not so far from Ilkeston),I wondered if you have any ancestors from the horsley area before 1690.Would love to hear if you do. Sincerely Susan Singh
 

Name: Renate Fick <Stadesearch@aol.com>
Date: 2005-05-10
Surnames for whom you have additional data Dopke
Comments:
Hello Gene,
I read your mail in the mailinglist of pommerania and do a look into your homepage. It is very funny and interesting for me, because my grandfather Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Dopke was born in Ottoburg/Elvershagen and is christening in Obernhagen too. He came during the WWII to the westpart of germany.
Hope you will find out more about your ancestores.
Greetings from germany sended by Renate

 

Name: Dew Mikelson <dew_mik@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-05-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maby Ehmann
Comments:
I am wondering if you would recall a family in Castle Rock Colorado. Not sure if you are the same people or not but maby
 

Name: Gary Pegelow <glpegelow@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-05-03
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck
Surnames for whom you have additional data Rieck
Comments:
I would like to know if you have any info on the Herman Rieck family (wife, 9 children, and his mother, Wilhelmine) that went from Norton Township, Winona County, Minnesota to the Salem, Marion County, Oregon area about 1900-1901
 

Name: Olivier Morelle <oli4_morelle@yahoo.de>
Date: 2005-05-01
Comments:
Hi I am Olivier Morelle
My grandfather is Dr. Claus Karnop.
I think that this side is very good.
Olivier

 

Name: Mauro Rieck da Rocha <rieck@uol.com.br>
Date: 2005-04-28
Comments:
Hi, It was a big surprise to me to find a lot of people with the same name than me. I live in Brazil and type from Curitiba city, capital of Parana State. I am a great-grandchild of a german emigrant. He was one of the first emigrant that came to Brazil on 1800 age. I had heard many history about, but my aunt, said me that there is his photo on Blumenau Museum. I do not have sure, but his name is John Benjamin Bernard Constant Rieck.

I have 33 years old. I am married and without children, I am a Analyst System of a American company.

I am waiting for your contact

 

Name: Steve Maas <lakeviewsrm@myclearwave.net>
Date: 2005-04-23
Comments:
I live in rural Madison Lake, MN. Grew up in St.Peter, MN. Have ancestors in local cemetary to late 1800's. Oldest are Paul and Minnie Maas. They are in Greenhill Cemetary in St. Peter. There are 2 groups of Maas's in St. Peter area. We know of no common relations. Just thought I would say Hello!
 

Name: Kikka and Jukka <kikka@kinttupolku.com>
Date: 2005-04-15
Comments:
You have a nice site. Our website is www.kinttupolku.com
 

Name: Amy Harrington <wastingawaymytime@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-11
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Louie Harrington, b.4-9-1883 in Arkansas, (my great grandfather)
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Surnames for whom you have additional data Goss, Hembize, Houston
Comments:
You have obvioulsly done a great deal of research. I am just starting out.
I noticed a reference to a Louie Harrington, born in Arkansas, and became curious. Family members have said they believe his father's name was John, but I can neither confirm or disprove thatt theory. I wonder if we are related!
again, your site is amazing. Congratulations! You have given me something to aspire to. :)

 

Name: Cassandra Hanson <hanson26@cableone.net>
Date: 2005-03-20
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz, Griebenow, Maas, Hoefs, Christian in Naugard
Comments:
Researching Griebenow and Schulz in Pagenkopf area with related Hoefs, Christian, Zastrow, Winter, Maas, Hoewisch, Goerdel, Falk. Every time I do a search I find your website. Thankyou.
 

Name: Johnna Parliament <jparliament@taylorgrey.com>
Date: 2005-03-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Beardsley 10th Great Grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Harvey/Halsey/Cranfield/BryonWheeler/Holbrook/Wakelee Dayton/
Surnames for whom you have additional data Cary/Gobel/Hammel/Parliament
Comments:
Research has provided information to William Beardslee through my Great Grandmother Nancy Hammel. SUrnames include

William Beardslee & Mary Harvey
Joseph Beardslee & Abigail Phebe Dayton
John Beardslee & Abigail Wakelee
John Beardsley & Keziah Wheeler
Augustine Beardslee & Ann Caufield
Eunice Beardsley & Isaac Cary
Ann Cary * Isaac Gobel
Phoebe Gobel & John Hammel
Nancy Hammel & Joseph Parliament
David Parliament & Mary Morrissey
Living Parliaments
Living Parliaments
Living Parliaments

 

Name: Madolyn Hayne <madolynhere@kerrlake.com>
Date: 2005-03-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor N/A
Mutual surnames you are researching N/A
Surnames for whom you have additional data KAMUF
Comments:
My gr-grandfather CHRISTIAN KAMUF arrived on the SS ALLEMANIA. I have been trying forever to find the passenger list to see if his sister, FRANCISKA KAMUF, or other family arrived at the same time.
I was delighted to know you had found your ancestors on the SS ALLEMANIA.
You have a wonderful Website.

 

Name: Craig <klfcel@surfshop.net.ph>
Date: 2005-02-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None
Mutual surnames you are researching None
Surnames for whom you have additional data None
Comments:
What a terrific website! I'm in awe. I think my father's family came from the Uckermark nearer to the Oder. I especially like your accounts of your visits to Germany. I went to Berlin for two days in 2002 and the trip motivated me to start researching my ancestors. I found your page from a websearch someone used to find my webpage and guestbook/blog <http://members.surfshop.net.ph/~klfcel/>.
 

Name: Lisa Schultz <LisaS259@aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Noerenberg
Comments:
Carl Friedrich Noerenberg b. 1834 Kratzig
Wilhelmine Westphal Noerenberg b 1828 Varchmin

Am especially interested in Braunsforth, Kr. Saatzig. Believe Mode or Moede ancesters came from this village.

 

Name: Martin <chociwel3@wp.pl>
Date: 2005-02-24
Comments:
My parents have lived in Karkow (Kreis Saazig)and I was born there, I am very happy that I got some more informations on my village from your webside.

Martin from Szczecin (Stettin)

 

Name: Hubert Maas <hje.maasronda@home.nl>
Date: 2005-02-16
Comments:
Prachtige site ik zal waarschijnlijk geen familie zijn, maar toch trots om deze naam te dragen.
 

Name: Ortrud Elsa Hillgrove <trudymeister@gillanet.net>
Date: 2005-02-13
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Grandfather: Karl Wilhelm Schulz
Comments:
I am trying to find any and all inforamtion on my Grandfather Karl Wilhelm Schulz. I think he was born 1876/77 in Frankfurt Germany. His Father's name was Amandus Schulz and his Mother's first name was Johanna(unknown maiden name). Amandus was a marching band leader to Kaiser Wilhelm in Berlin but was exiled to Frankfurt. In 1890's Karl immigrated to America. He was a musician and at one time was Musical Director at Telharmonic Hall in New York City. A letter dated Nov 11, 1909 his mother Johanna Schulz had an address of Karlsburg by Hamburg.
He had 2 daughters Erna Amanda and Ortrud Alice.
He also had an orchestra that played in silent movie houses accross the USA.
His home base was New York City. He may have divorced, remarried and had other children.
I'm hoping someone will know more about him and his family, as I think he probably was a very fascinating man.

 

Name: Janel Rose <nauticalnel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-07
Comments:
Wonderful site, I appreciate the history of Pommern,(a bit of my history is from Kolberg)I found none of my names in your site, but very enjoyable, thank you for sharing your family!
I am searching names from Kolberg- Drummer, from Pommern- Sell/Soelle?, Meyers, Faulk, Tabbert and
from Westphalia- Kemper, Diekman, Gabzorick
God Bless, Janel

 

Name: Jennifer Martino <#@$>
Date: 2005-02-06
Comments:
t h a n k y y o u
jenn martino

 

Name: Hal Harrington <hal.harrington@hattiesburgclinic.com>
Date: 2005-02-04
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor ?
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Comments:
I was searching for Michael Harrington. The Harrington line from which I desended can be dated back to him. He came from Ireland in the 1880s and lived in southern Alabams and then Mississippi. I was unable to find him in you lineage.
 

Name: jason <dreiliing1 @aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-04
Comments:
my father was born june 7 1952 i think and was adopted. on a form from the adopation house it had his name as baby maas. I was trying to find some info if you had it.
 

Name: Glenda Marts <raefarrell@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-02-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Andreas Meidinger
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Surnames for whom you have additional data Meidinger
Comments:
Johann Friedrick Meidinger, born 1805, immigrated with his family to the US from Germany in the mid 1800's. His daughter Johanna was my great-great grandmother. You have only the dates of birth on this branch. If you like I can supply you with the details for this branch.

Glenda

 

Name: Todd Maas <Maas Todd @aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-26
Comments:
Looking for family
 

Name: Susan Koller <skoller@chorus.net>
Date: 2005-01-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor unknown
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maass
Comments:
My Maass family came from Kreis Cammin - Gross Justin and Dresow. Karl Maass (B 1825) m to Charlotte Kolberg, Frederick Maass b 1858 m Bertha Laabs (b 1860 Triebs, Kreis Greifenberg. The family emigrated to Milwaukee WI in 1882.
 

Name: emily fritzke <befritzke@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-01-15
Surnames for whom you have additional data Kratzke, Fritzke
Comments:
I have an Augusta Maass married to August Fritzke and Emilie Maass married to a Kratzke. Settled in MN in 1870's. Pommern.
 

Name: Albert & Elise Maas <maasteam@aol.comA very>
Date: 2005-01-14
Comments:
A very interesting family history resulting from many hours of research. A job well done.
 

Name: Marc HERRENSCHMIDT <marc-herrenschmidt>
Date: 2005-01-12
Comments:
Hello I make research on members of my family to supplement my site of genealogy. Could you help me? David HERRENSCHMIDT born on August 17, 1798 in Drulingen France-Alsace profession Tawer still young A followed the large army of Napoleon. He did not return to Alsace but intalled himself as Tawer with Varsovie.His son David Frederic born in 1834 also settled as Tawer with Karkow.Il returned to marry with her cousin Henriette Salome HERRENSCHMIDT. It is turned over to Karkow..we believe it that it would have had 1 children. With your opinion where must I undertake my research ? Thank you in advance. + Marc
 

Name: Stefan Karnop <karnop@web.de>
Date: 2005-01-05
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maaß, Eduard Franz Wilhlem
Comments:
My name is Stefan Karnop. I know, that the Grandfather of my grandmother is David Maaß. And the name of her father is Eduard Franz Wilhelm Maaß, born 22.2.1853 in Ornshagen,Krs. Regenwalde, died 28.1.1905 in Berlin.
I think, Eduard Franz Wilhelm Maaß is one of the both children of David Maaß, whitch you are searching.
Please write me a e-mail, because we can prove our relation.

With many greetings from Stefan Karnop , Magdeburg, Germany

 

Name: Maureen (Koehler) Mumm <2mumms@verizon.net>
Date: 2004-12-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Henry Koehler (Great Grandfather)
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Surnames for whom you have additional data Koehler
Comments:
My grandfather & father are deceased, so I am going off of memory. My grandfather father was Henry Koehler and there were 9 boys in that family, they settled in Iowa. From what my grandfather told me, the family came from the Black Forest area of Germany, and came here to U.S.A. about the 1800's. My great grandfather was a banker, who was 20 years older then my great grandmother. I know a few of my great grandfather brothers, one was a Col. Louis Koehler, a Robert Koehler. My grandfather name was Richard Keith Koehler Sr., and was born in Kansas City, MO. If you could please put me in touch with any other family members I would appreciate it. My dad has 1 brother, in Boise, Idaho and a sister in Orinda, CA.
 

Name: Channing Ashbaugh <channing28270@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-07
Comments:
I would like to know some people in the Maas Family that now about Symphonic carillons if you do please e-mail me
 

Name: Lori Maas <lori@openadopt.com>
Date: 2004-12-03
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Unknown
Comments:
I just got married and now my new last name is Maas. I was just searching to see what I could find. I don't know if my "Maas" family is of any relation to this family - but thought your website was great.
 

Name: Robert Weidknecht <rweidknecht@psualum.com>
Date: 2004-11-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None
Mutual surnames you are researching Weidknecht
Surnames for whom you have additional data Weidknecht
Comments:
The Weidknecht family was to have also been in castle Niepperg in the 1600's. I didn't realize the castle was still in existence, from other information I had heard. Your site is wonderful with all kinds of background information for the surroundings and the time. Much more interesting than charts alone. Thank you.
 

Name: Eric Leininger <ericleininger@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-11-27
Comments:
I have been searching for information on the Nordd.Lloyd SS Havel since my family sailed on that ship. THANK YOU for the wonderful history that I found on your site. Is there any chance you could direct me to a picture of the ship or arrange for a copy of the one you have here? Happy to pay appropriately. Sincerely, Eric Leininger
 

Name: Richard Meidinger <rmeidinger@cox.net>
Date: 2004-11-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Johann Fredrich Meidinger
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Comments:
Johann Fredrich Meidinger emmigrated to Kansas from Germany with his family in apx. 1857. My great grandfather Gottfried Meidinger, was born in Germany, and settled in Donaphin County Kansas, near Troy. His wife was Cathrine Kohler. My grandfather was William A. Meidinger, who was the postmaster of Wathena Kansas.
 

Name: Richard Meidinger <rmeidinger@cox.net>
Date: 2004-11-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Johann Fredrich Meidinger
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Surnames for whom you have additional data Kohler, Oehler, Schmid
Comments:
Wonderful site. My branch of the Meidingers came directly from Neiperg to the US. I am trying to find what they did from the time of emmigration in apx. 1857, til they arrived in Kansas to settle. One I know, Leonard Meidinger, served in the Civil War Union Army to get citizenship, but not the rest of his family? My great grandfather, Gottfried Meidinger, came with his famiy from Neiperg, apparently on the ship Republik, to New Orleans, rather than NY?

Again, I learned a lot about the German side of the Meidinger's from you and I appreciate your wonderful site!

Dick Meidinger

 

Name: Veronica Just <justhowdy@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Emmanuel Just
Comments:
I married into the Just family in 1992. My father in law is Emmanuel Just and his family is from Robstown, Texas. His father was Hermann Just. I met your son Tyson because his daughter Kailey attends our school and everyone thought she was mine. I look forward to meeting ya'll when ya'll come to Texas next week. I have given Kishi my number and think it would be wonderful to have you meet my in-laws... they are great people.
 

Name: driver mumu <tata@uzoagba.com>
Date: 2004-11-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor joan
Mutual surnames you are researching peter
Comments:
thanks for the info
 

Name: Dennis Maas <ruan_18@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Joseph Robert Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
If you are interested in any Maas Family information from the Dubuque, IA area, please let us know. My husband has a very large family of Maases who would be happy to contribute and learn more from your website.

Thank you!

Rhonda Maas

 

Name: w.h.Rieck <w.rieck@home.nl>
Date: 2004-11-03
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor willi hermann rieck
Comments:
very nice site, my father was born in Pommern, Stolp ( now Slupsk in Poland.)

My sisters name is also Augusta

Thank you


 

Name: Natalie Maas <swankygurl7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-28
Comments:
i was just looking to see if there was more Maas' out there adn there are. thnx for the web page
 

Name: Brooke Kohn <brooklyn988@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Walter Maas/Great Grandfather
Comments:
I really enjoyed looking at your website. All the time and effort that was put into making it payed off cause it looks great!!
 

Name: Jonathan Maas <blonko497@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas
Comments:
weeeeeeeeee
 

Name: Ralph Schmidt <r_schmidt@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-10-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Not sure at this point
Mutual surnames you are researching Schmidt
Surnames for whom you have additional data Schmidt, Brosi, Glother, Wolff, Eisenmann, Tripke
Comments:
Hello there, I live in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. My father immigrated to Canada in 1956 he was born in Heilbronn, Wurttemberg. I have just started the search for his ancestors. From what I've been told many of the records in Heilbronn were destroyed during WWII, do you have any suggestions on doing research on people from Heilbronn?

Thx.
Ralph Schmidt

 

Name: Marc Hansen <mfhansen@fammed.wisc.edu>
Date: 2004-10-18
Comments:
A wonderful site. I am trying to get oriented to visit Pinnow from which my grandfather (Broecker) emmigrated about 1870
 

Name: Elizabeth Gaston <enjagaston@btinternet.com>
Date: 2004-10-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John Gaston, Ballymena
Mutual surnames you are researching Gaston
Comments:
There are several branches of the Gaston family based in Co Antrim Northern Ireland.
 

Name: joe bagby <jbagby@ctcnet>
Date: 2004-10-04
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor James Bagby
Comments:
James Bagby, born 1550, Scotland . Just saying hello.
 

Name: Jeanne Marie Riecke <jmhendrix13aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Riecke
Mutual surnames you are researching Faber/Fabel/Riecke
Surnames for whom you have additional data Riecke
Comments:
Hi,

I will have to dig out the Riecke family tree. My brother has done quite a bit of genealogy. Christian, August, Frederick and Wilhelmina are popular names in our family. My ancestors came from Bremen in northern Germany. We have history dating back to the 1700's. If you are interested I will send it to you. Jeanne Marie Riecke

 

Name: Faith Krieg - Milwaukee, Wisconsin <gipcwoman@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-15
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Surnames for whom you have additional data Skinner, Weeks, Wootsch, Wiele, Wiese, Haefner, Schulz, Pillar, Blank, Polzin, Wright, Gould, Boone, Marche, Mucha, Krieg, Dolle
Comments:
Doing family & other history research on...
William H. SKINNER & his wife Louisa lived in Mil. in 1853.
Who were they??
(Dr.)Lemuel W. WEEKS & his wife Mary?, lived in Summit Corners, WI & Merton, WI but owned land in Milw. in the 1850's. What kind of a Dr. was he??
Herman A. WOOTSCH bought & subdivided land in the 1850's in Mil.
Andrew WIELE & his wife Augusta (previously Mrs. George HAEFNER, nee WIESE)lived on my property in Mil. 1871-79 with their son Albert b. 1870/71.
(They were listed in the Tax Records as Wieler)
They had two SCHULZ girls living with them.
Auguste & Julie, born in 1872/73.
Auguste married a KEATING, then a LONERGAN.
Julie married a KOTHRADE.
The Wiele's built a house in Milwaukee in 1874....
I would like to know more about why the girls lived with them & more about the entire family...
The PILLAR Family, Frank & his wife Florentina, Alexander & his wife Sophia, John & his wife Catherine...1916-1918+
A Frank WOIDA in Mil. in 1882...
Charles (Chas.) WIELE 1883/84
Peter SCHUPPEL
Heinrich BLANK & his wife Wilhelmina...1885-90's
Bernard POLZIN b.1879-d.1967 & his wife Pauline(Appolonia)d.1947 & their children Alice b.1910-d.1882 married Jerome MUCHA b.1908-d.1975, Audrey b.1924 was married to a Bartell(abt. 1972), was told she married an Ernest BUDZISZEWSKI & Hildorf b.1907-d.1991, still single...
AND a LEO OLSZEWSKI in Mil. 1921.....
ALL IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, USA...
I have so many questions & people to look up...
I am also looking for more info on a Jedediah Gould, Ulaliah March (Eulalia Marche), especially her parents, Richard Marche & Joane Martyn, the Wright's, the Burt's, the Proctor's
I am looking for a connection between the Teuteberg's in Washington County, WI, related to both the Ahlborn & the Lund families!!
Also I'd like to find out more about the DOLLER family & the OEHLSCHLAGER family in Mil. in the 1870's/1880's...

ANY & ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED!!


 

Name: Faith of Milwaukee <gipcwoman@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-15
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Surnames for whom you have additional data many.....
Comments:
Doing research on the history of a property, it's owners, people who lived in the houses & their familes!!
Also doing several family studies, especially on my maternal side....

 

Name: Harald Schording <schordimi@freenet.de>
Date: 2004-09-14
Comments:
Hi , my english is not so good , but i hope you understand
me . In this week , i am surch for the town Piepenburg , in
east Pommern where my mother come from , her Birthname is
Kusch , and my Grandma ´s Birthname is Rieck , please have
you informations from a Family named the father
Wilhelm Kusch and mother
Anna Kusch bithname Rieck
Piepenburg Pommern
I will wait for a information , my mothers birthday is
the 29 09 , so she is 76 years old , and maby i can give her
informations as a present
thank you for the time you spend for me

 

Name: Debra Jane Harrington <Debrah6198@AOL.com>
Date: 2004-09-13
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Daniel Blackwelder of North Carolina is my great-great grandfather which means Christian Swartzalder is an ancestor of mine.
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington, Blackwelder, Swartzwalder,
Surnames for whom you have additional data Harrington, Blackwelder, Swartzwalder's from Germany
Comments:
I'm trying to trace my Harrington family back to the country from where they came over to America. It seems that they spread out all over. I hope to find out how your wife's Harrington family ties in with mine, if possible. Also, have you got any more info on these three families? Thank you for whatever information you can give me.
 

Name: Bill Powers <bpowers10@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-09
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Comments:
Researching the following children of Christian and Karolina (Rausch) Kohler:

AUGUST KOEHLER b. 1851 FALKENBERG, SILESIA, GERMANY d. 1930 LANSING, MI m. MARIA AGNES SPITZLEY SPITZER 1875
WILHELM G. KOEHLER b. 1846 FALKENBERG, SILESIA, GERMANY d. 1925 LANSING, MI m. PAULINA SUSSANN 1875

I have some information on the descendants.

 

Name: valerie axberg <jeckyll313@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor beardsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data beardsley
Comments:
Hi, I am the 9th (if I counted right) great granddaughter of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey. I found a lot of my information at mytrees.com and from my grandmother Doris Merrill. Her mother was Ruby Irene Beardsley. I would appreciate any other information you may have on the beardsley line if it's not on the site. You can find my tree at rootsweb.com under axberg/pobanz or at mytress.com or at my website http://users.adelphia.net/~axberg. The site is a work in progress, but I have the line from Wm and Mary to myself. I hope this helps, if you are interested. Regards, Valerie
 

Name: Marco Tulio Pettinato Pereira <familiapettinato@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-05
Comments:
Hello, I am Marco Túlio. Excellente website. I am from Brazil.
I was born in the city of Belo Horizonte. This city is located in the State of Minas Gerais. It’s a wonderful state of the Brazilian southeast. Many writers and poets south American, like “Carlos Drummond de Andradeö, musicians as “Ary Barrosoö, and several artists were born in that area. I accomplished a study on the genealogy of my family. I hope you visit my site in the address http://pettinato.cjb.net or also http://famigliapettinato.cjb.net
A hug of Marco Tulio Pettinato Pereira.

 

Name: William Christian Maas IV <wwccmmiv@cox.net>
Date: 2004-09-01
Comments:
My grandparents settled in Golden Colorado. If you know this side of the Maas family feel free in contacting me.
 

Name: Charlene <scoobiedoo@woh.rr.com>
Date: 2004-08-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Mrs.Elsie Maas
Comments:
My grandmother Mrs.Elsie Maas.
Great Grandmother (her mother) from Germany Mrs.Marie Becker Maas.

 

Name: JOB MAN <IGBO@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2004-08-27
Surnames for whom you have additional data MAGA
Comments:
I LOVE THIS SITE WITH IT'S INFORMATION.
JOB MAN IGBO

 

Name: Joanne Borgel <JMBorgel@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Mary Sophia Maas - Grandmother
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I know that my grandmother was born and raised in Baltimore.
Her father was either James or Thomas and her mother was Sophia Kroll from Volksmarsen Ohmrhefson. I do not know if this was Germany or where. The info is from a baptismal record and hard to read.

 

Name: James E. Durham <jedurham@sigecom.net>
Date: 2004-08-11
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None
Mutual surnames you are researching SCHICK/SCHUTTE/BLESSINGER
Surnames for whom you have additional data SAME
Comments:
I just wanted to comment on how wonderful your web site is. This is BY FAR the best site I have ever seen.

James E. Durham

 

Name: eunice Thibedeau <condortee@msn.com>
Date: 2004-08-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor william Beardsley-Mary Harvey
Mutual surnames you are researching Beadsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data Harvey
Comments:
HI
In my search of Beadsley I am an ancestory to Beadsley and Mary Harvey. The following is some of the start of my research.

1 John Beardsley, Male, B: 1547, England, England
+ Question, Female, B: 1551

2 William Beardsley, Male, B: October 31 1582, Ashton, Lancaster England, 1582, Ashton, Lancaster England
+ Margaret Hassell, Female, B: 1583, 1583, Ashton, Lancaster England

3 William Beardsley, Male, B: 1605, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, D: 1661, Stratford, Connecticut, 1605 - 1661, Age: 56, M: January 26 1631, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
+ Mary Harvey, Female, M: January 26 1631, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England


I do have the rest of the search which list all the ancestory to myself.
Please contact me if you need more information.
Thanks
Eunice Thibedeau


 

Name: Ken Vaughn <ken_vaughn1959@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-08-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor grgr grandfather Christ Meyer
Mutual surnames you are researching Meyer
Comments:
I am researching my great great grandfather Christ Meyer. I have found a record of a Christ Meyer who traveled aboard the SS Werra in Oct 1882, originating in Bremen Germany, via Southampton England to New York. Of all the records I have researched this individual was the only Christ Meyer of the correct age and arrival date that matched the information that is available to me.
 

Name: Langkafel <alangkafel@arcor.de>
Date: 2004-08-09
Comments:
laider kann ich kein englisch aber würde ich mich interesieren über Familie Langkafel, natürlich kostenlos.

Mit freundlichen Gruß
Langkafel

 

Name: Cary Maas <caryjudy@ticon.net>
Date: 2004-07-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor August Maas
Comments:
My people hail from the region around Lebanon and Horicon, Wis. Hoping to find more backround on my ancestors.
 

Name: Jennifer <Meidinger>
Date: 2004-07-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor not sure
Comments:
My father and grandparents are from Wishek, ND.. I wonder how I am related to this family tree?
 

Name: Wanda Alexander <billdalexander@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-07-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Gr-GrDaughter of Julius Vanderburg
Comments:
never get tired of reading about ancestors,I am Mother of Gay Viau gviau@sprynet.com, who has much info on Vanderburgs
 

Name: Kathleen O'Callaghan <kayoc@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-07-21
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Comments:
My maiden name was Koehler and I saw an August listed, my grandfathers name. This August, however, was too early for my grandfather. Also, our line settled in Michigan, not Minnesota.
 

Name: Lee Blackwell-Hixon <jportdeposit@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Unknown
Mutual surnames you are researching Blackwell
Surnames for whom you have additional data Blackwell
Comments:
This is a shot in the dark!

I have looked at your listing on the Internet concerning the Schwarzwalder/Blackwelder Family. Do you know of any connection to the anglocized surname of Blackwell from Germany in the Lancaster County, PA or Shenandoah County, VA? I am wondering if the surname of Blackwelder may have changed to Blackwell.

I have heard that a branch of Blackwells moved to Germany in the 1600s out of England. They may have changed the surname to Schwarzwalder or Blackwelder? Also I have heard that a branch of the "Blackwells" moved from Germany to Pennsylvania. They were miners in Germany and heard of the "riches" available in the Colony of Pennsylvania. They were told that gold and silver could be found in the mountains, all they found was iron and coal. Perhaps they moved again southward, for possible riches, into the Carolinas after the Revolutionary War?

You show your lineage coming out of Pennsylvania, could any of these ancestors have come through Lancaster and down the Shenandoah Valley? I am looking for the following individuals; Nimrod, Heritage, Lucy, and Ranzel Blackwell. Their mother may have been named Milly? Her children appear in the Shenandoah County Marriage Records with no information prior or following their marriages in that county.

Thanks for your assistance?

Lee Blackwell-Hixon


 

Name: kyle sims <kylebs62@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-18
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor James S. Sims/ Elizabeth Poff
Surnames for whom you have additional data Sims and Poff
Comments:
I am so please to find some of my Sims relations. I really enjoyed your web site. I graduated from Texas Tech in Ag. Economics my older brother graduated in Animal Science. I now live in Arlington, Tx. and have extensive info on the Poff's but very little on the SIMS. I descend from Thomas Sims a brother to Cornelia. Thomas is buried in Jean cemetery in Young CO. Tx
 

Name: Vicki <DiziTxs@msn.com>
Date: 2004-06-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Willima Levi Vanderburg, Sanford
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Comments:
Sanford Marion Vanderburg was my grandfather; his parents were William Levi Vanderburg and Mrs. Rebecca Edwards - she was the 2nd wife.
 

Name: Richard (Rick) Plog <rjplog@itexas.net>
Date: 2004-06-25
Mutual surnames you are researching Carl Maass ggGF
Comments:
Just discovered the message boards and your site. Want to find anything related to Carl Maass b. 1 Jan 1817 in Quetzin, Germany; d. 3 Mar 1889 in Green Bay, WI. Will provide additional data if there is a connection.
 

Name: Janet (Schultz) Milburn <milburnjanet@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Schultz and variations perhaps
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Surnames for whom you have additional data none that would help here
Comments:
Your website is beautiful. I wandered across it while researching my Samuel Schultz wife name unknown.
Only proven child, Abraham Samuel Schultz, who came from
Karlswalde/Antanofka villages in the Ostrog Ukraine region of PolishRussia in 1874 on ship Kenilworth. His wife was Elisabeth Fothe/Voth, and 3 year old dau. Helena. Abraham's name was listed as Albert on the ships list. They were Mennonites who settled in McPherson Co. Kansas, then on to Meno, Oklahoma. Surnames I am researching are: Jantz, Koehn,Unruh,Schultz,Voth.

 

Name: Janet (Schultz) Milburn <milburnjanet@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor May never know if related to Schulz, too far back. Mine were in Russia for sometime, left there 1874/5 to come to America. I d
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz variations. Looking for early Michael Schultz, also Christian Schultz.
Surnames for whom you have additional data don't think anything I have would be of help here.
Comments:
all my comments were entered in above.
 

Name: Joyce Ross <chaddaross@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching Borchardt
Surnames for whom you have additional data Same
Comments:
Excellent site. Learned a lot about my GGGparents home, Greifenberg. Wish I knew more. Thank you.
 

Name: Erich Liermann <liermann@cox.net>
Date: 2004-06-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching Liermann
Comments:
My father Gunter Liermann and his brother Fritz and sister Gertrude were born and raised on a farm here. My grandfather's name was Erich Liermann. I do not have any more information. This is a WONDERFUL site. Really amazing, thank you for sharing.
Erich

 

Name: dorothy eichner <dwejae@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-05-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor daniel beardsley
Comments:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Maas,

I was just trying to finish putting together my husband's family notebooks when I came across and entry saying Daniel Beardsley married Ruth Wheeler, dau. of Obadiah. I notice you have him marrying Ruth Goodwin. I have no reference for my information and wondered if you have one for yours and would you share it with me.

Jim's Beardsley line is William, Daniel, Zachariah, Sarah who married Ichobod Lewis, Icabod Lewis, James Lewis, Walter Lewis, Anna Lewis who married George Adams, Katharine Adams, James Adams Eichner.

Your site is marvellous. I wish I knew how to get all my information on line for people to use at no cost.

Thank you.

Dorothy Eichner


 

Name: Gary Ewen <sharbelosb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Cousin
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas, Martha
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maas, Martha
Comments:
My Cousin, Elmer Madetzke's Mother was Martha Maas-- Her father was Herman Maas and her mother Augusta M Stolte and they came from the Blue Earth, Minnesota area.

She had two other brothers-- August C Maas & William F. Maas and she had two other sisters: Clara Maas and Emma Maas.

Any relationship to your Maas family tree?


Gary.

 

Name: Mary A. Mena(Loomans) Maas <marya@highstream.net>
Date: 2004-05-20
Mutual surnames you are researching Fredrich Maas
Comments:
Gene,
Have just begun the adventure. But the information you asked me about, is found in the church in Lebanon, Wisconsin.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Wisconsin
My relation has owned the same place since first coming here, to the U.S.A. My cousin and I are working on this together. We still have alot of searching ahead, but the basic's of where we started on the Maas side is there.
It is much harder trying to find relation on the female side. Wish me luck! Can't give hard facts as of yet.
A cousin had found this info at the church. He can read German, for the most part. Long story! Also have picture of Julius and Ida. The farmstead in 1910, which they built on the property. Was not orginal home, when Fredrich came to Lebanon. They built the farm that is there now.
Looking for a place called Trechel, Kreis Naugard, Pomerania,( know where it is now), but would like to see some pictures.
> >(Pommern), Germany.
> >My great, great, grandfather was born there.
> >His wife was born in Louisenhoff, Pomerania,(Pommern), Germany
> >Friedrich Maas-Born: 01/16/1836 Died-03/21/1928
> >Johanna Nee' Neitzel-Born:01/28/1842 Died-11/30/1911
> >If anyone has any info on this village, and where this records can
> >be found, I would greatly appericate a response.By luck if they are in the, or any records!!!
> > Any Info on Maas or Nee' Nietzel. Any info on family, sisters,
> >brothers, cousins. etc. etc.
Julius Fredrich Maas; (Son to Fredrich Maas)(Great-grandfather)
Born:July 28, 1863 Trechel, Kreis Naugard, Pomerania, Gemany
Died :November 16, 1937; Lebanon, Wisconsin U.S.A.
Ida L. Nee' Koehler
Born:February 10, 1863; Hustisford, Wisconsin U.S.A.
Died : January 07, 1931;Lebanon,Wisconsin U.S.A.
Great Granfather came over with his parents, and don't know if there are any brothers, and sisters. Are searching for any information.
Fredrick August Maas(Son of Julius)(My grandfather)
Born: October 07, 1892 ; Lebanon,Wisconsin U.S.A
Died:December 28, 1969 ; Lebanon,Wisconsin U.S.A
Adaila Johanna Elsie Nee' Gritzmacher
Born:January 08, 1902 ; Rib Mountain, Wisconsin U.S.A.
Died:May 13, 1967; Lebanon,Wisconsin U.S.A
Frank Maas: cousin to Fredrick August Maas.
Ronald Maas ?
Albertina ? Born:1868 Died :1893
Do not know anything much about the last 3 people I've listed. The last one is just a name mentioned to a cousin from a Aunt.
Can't say this is fact yet, but I'm pretty close to being 100% sure.
Thank-You for your time.

And it is wonderful to see your website about the Maas's.
There were and is, alot more then I had ever thought.

mam

 

Name: Jeff Jahn <jeffjahn@tctelco.net>
Date: 2004-05-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Ella Bertha Rieck - Great Grandnephew of Husband
Mutual surnames you are researching Stark
Surnames for whom you have additional data Stark
Comments:
I started looken at your site mainly cause of the pics of Hohenselchow, since some of my ancestorys where from their. Later I was looken at your Rieck descentants and saw the name Oscar Stark. I looks at my info and saw I had a match.
 

Name: http://www.internetnewsdaily.com <internetnewsdaily@internetnewsdaily.com>
Date: 2004-05-05
Comments:
great work
 

Name: Joan Koehler Dumelle <jdumelle@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-04-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Hugo R. Koehler
Comments:
Your website is very interesting. I had hoped to see my father's name somewhere but unfortunately it wasn't there. I am just getting started and have been running into a brick wall. My granfather was, I believe Richard H. Koehler married to Sophe Dose. They were both born around 1855 and came to the US in the 1890's. I thought I had a good lead because I have a picture of my grandfather dated 1890 in Kiel Germany when he was in the Royal Navy. Anyway, I enjoyed reading the information on your site. Thanks! Maybe I'll have the time to dig deeper in the near future.
 

Name: Joe Bagby <jbagby@carolina,rr.com.>
Date: 2004-04-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John C, Bagby
Mutual surnames you are researching Sarah Todd 4th. Cousin to
Surnames for whom you have additional data Mary Ann Todd Lincoln
Comments:
John C. Bagby M. Sarah Todd ,4th. cousin to Marry Ann Todd Lincoln, First Lady. John 1st son George Washington Bagby M. Susan Todd, his first cousin , they had 2 children, John Preston B-1868 &James Henry B-1870,Webster Co. Mo. Then Susan Died. Then John C. Bagby Married Malinda Coots Dec.1871of whom he had several children. John C,'s fa. Littleberry Mead, His was father Clayton Bagby born 1776,Powhatan, Va. his father not found yet, he may have married Nancy bagby Bagby, his cousin, she may be the daughter of William Bagby, born!755 Joe
 

Name: Pat Kramer <pat_jackkramer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor ? Great Grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Benjamin J. Maas
Comments:
Searching for info on ancestors and descendents of Benjamin J. Maas, born 1848 in Westphalia, Germany. Emigrated 1852. Lived in St. Charles County, MO. Married Mary Werner 1875. Ten children.
Pat Kramer pat_jackkramer@hotmail.com

 

Name: Lew White <lewwhite37@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-07
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Comments:
My parents lived next door to the Roland Meidinger family in Jamestown when I was in college. That house is right at the bottom of the road going up the hill near the stadium entrance and below Dr. Kroeze's last home at the college. Roland Meidinger owned the Buick dealership in Jamestown. It appears that these Meidingers were not part of your family, but they certainly had strong ties to the college through the financial support they have provided for many years.
 

Name: Dee Beardsley <deesigns@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-03-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Charles Harrison Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
My father, Charles Harrison Beardsley, born July 31, 1904. HIs parents were Daniel Harrison Beardsley and Olive Sowden, of Lynn, Mass married October 20, 1903. They later moved to Battle Creek Michigan.


 

Name: Dee Beardsley <deesigns@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-03-24
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Charles Harrison Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley
Comments:
My father, Charles Harrison Beardsley, born July 31, 1904. HIs parents were Daniel Harrison Beardsley and Olive Sowden, of Lynn, Mass married October 20, 1903. They later moved to Battle Creek Michigan.


 

Name: lindsey maas <browneyedbabe72>
Date: 2004-03-20
Comments:
thank you for this i didnt no a thing abouit my family cause my dad was adoppted thank you !!!!!!!!!
 

Name: angela <angelakoehler93@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor grandparents
Mutual surnames you are researching joseph fredrick koehler
Comments:
i would really like to fined my family roots , i have waited a long time for this!
 

Name: Julie Suda <sudajl@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-03-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Fred Meidinger
Comments:
Hello,
I think that I had an email from you when I was searching for my birthmother Lorraine Meidinger. I did find her. I now am searching to find out what type of uniform Fred was
wearing in a picture she gave me. It almost looks like a canadian uniform. It was taken from a post card with 2 other men on it and was post marked in California. Fred Meidinger was my grandfather. His father was Peter I think. I don't know how to go about finding out what type of uniform he was wearing. None of his children seems to know either. Thanks

 

Name: Jerry Damerow <jdamerow@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-03-10
Comments:
My grandmother was Albertine Auguste Marie Kohler who had a brother named Karl. She lived in Gross Kreutz at the time she emigrated to the U.S. in 1907. I believe she may have lived in or around Falkenburg prior to that. Although the spelling of her name that I have is not the same as yours I am seriously interested in seeing if there is a connection. She married Theodore Damerow who was from Newdorf and Falkenburg.
 

Name: Kenneth M. Rick <GUNNERROCK@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor August Rieck/Riek
Mutual surnames you are researching Rick / Rieck / Riek
Comments:
Interesting site. I am looking for information on the Rieck family in Wisconsin. Presently living in Sheboygan, Wi.. I am under the impression our family comes from the area in Germany known as Mecklenburg. Our family settled in the Sheboygan / Cleveland area of Wi.. Any information would be helpfull. Thank you for the information you have.
 

Name: Renae Just Barnett <renaebarnett@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-05
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor George Just
Mutual surnames you are researching Just
Comments:
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your website! I'm just getting back to my Dad's family research, I have been busy on my Mom's lines. You may remember we've made contact before, I'm the daughter of Henry and Martha Just. My just research has been piling up as I did a book about my Mom's life for her 80th Birthday last year. Her Mom is still living at 103, it's amazing the things she remembers. I really want to learn more about my Paternal Grandmother and her family the Schnabel's. Have you gathered any obits from George's family? I don't have very many but I do want to get as many as I can. Great job on the website!
 

Name: Russ Werth <werthr@pop.ctctel.com>
Date: 2004-02-29
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Grandson of part of the Werth bunch from Lehr
Comments:
My wife and I are also Graduates of Jamestown College.
Great site you have here, and I've only been at it for a few minutes. Thank you for all your hard work!! Russ

 

Name: Tim luedtke <gbfanla@gte.net>
Date: 2004-02-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor any luedtke
Comments:
i am new to checking about my family name and i am just 13 but i want to learn more about my family.

thank you for making this web site

 

Name: Lisa Smith <lady__lovelace__2004__xox@safe-mail.net>
Date: 2004-02-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Henry Harrington
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Surnames for whom you have additional data need more information.
Comments:
I am trying to get more information on Henry Harrington born to William and Mamie Harrington of Magnolia, AR. If you have additional information on this person please send it to me at:
lady__lovelace__2004__xox@safe-mail.net

Thanks,

Lisa

 

Name: Renee Werth <brtwerth@cox.net>
Date: 2004-02-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Michael Just and Maria Ziegenhagel
Mutual surnames you are researching Just, Ziegenhagel
Comments:
Thanks for having this great website. My husband descends from Michael Just and Maria Ziegenhagel throught their son Michael Just and daughter-in-law Rosina Lang.

Sincerely,

Renee Adams Werth

 

Name: Melvin Jack Luedke <jaxmelvis@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-19
Mutual surnames you are researching Luedke
Surnames for whom you have additional data Luedke
Comments:
I have a fair amount of information on my family surname of Luedke which leads back to the Pommeran district of Prussia in the 1800's. Are you interested?
 

Name: Julia <mupine69@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2004-02-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas/Maass
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maas
Comments:
Strand, South Africa. I am looking for "Maas" who lived in the Strand in the 30s. Please contact me as you might have info for me about an adoption 1939. (My half brother) Thank you.
 

Name: Dennis W. Maas <denwmaas28@dslextreme.com>
Date: 2004-01-29
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor the Maas's
Mutual surnames you are researching Kuch, Schulz and many others
Surnames for whom you have additional data <http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users;m/a/a/dennis-w-maas-CA/index.html>
Comments:
If you are Gene Maas of Riverside, CA we have met. I did not realize our mutual ancestors came from Pomerania. Maybe we can find matching people. Look at my new home page <http:/familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/a/dennis-w-maas-CA/index.html>
 

Name: Alan Wetzel <alwetzel@msn.com>
Date: 2004-01-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Bertha Koehler (Wetzel) (b.11/17/1863)
Mutual surnames you are researching Wetzel
Comments:
What a blessing to find this site. I am refinishing a rocking chair which once belonged to my great grandmother Bertha and grandfather Carl Wetzel. The process resurrected an interest in my family history. You can't imagine my surprise when I recognized the photo of Bertha Wetzel on your homepage. I quickly ran upstairs to retrieve an old farmstead photo (circa 1917) of Carl and Bertha Wetzel to verify this discovery. Their children, August and Emma Wetzel, also are on the photo. Thank you for revealing this part of my heritage.
 

Name: Alfred R. Maass <eamaass@bellatlantic.net>
Date: 2004-01-22
Mutual surnames you are researching Maasz
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maasz/Eichenbeerger/Reppin/Eifler
Comments:
Have been unable to locate the family homestead in Pommerania.
Since many Maasz came from that area I keep looking. Thanks for any help. Al. Maass

 

Name: Rolf & Rita Hartwig <rolf-hartwig@foni.net>
Date: 2004-01-22
Mutual surnames you are researching Hartwig
Surnames for whom you have additional data Fett Kosanke Lieder Klemz
Comments:
Hello!
We are resarching for Hartwigs in Pommern (look at our name!!)
Prenzlau etc. are the towns
We use PAF 5 - can we "tauschen" our Genealogy?
Rita and Rolf Hartwig
Germany

 

Name: Janet Menning <janetmenning@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas-Maasen-Maessen
Comments:
Looking for information on Maas family that lived in Carver County..Mathias Maas (father John Maas or Jean Maasen, mother Sophia Dohmen-Dohman) from Limburg Holland married Catherine Stommes-Stommus-Stommas from Luxemburg. Mathias and Catherine had 12 children..Mathias Joseph, Mary Margaret, Mary Caroline, Hubert Mathias, Margaret Pauline, Peter, Gertrude, Henry, Mary Catherine, August, Lambert, and Mathias John. If anyone has any information on any members of this Maas family, please contact my e mail address. Thank you for the use of your web site !
 

Name: Gerd Winkelhausen <gerd.winkelhausen@t-online.de>
Date: 2004-01-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor UrUrUrgroßvater Winkelhaus(en)
Mutual surnames you are researching Win(c)kelhaus(en)
Surnames for whom you have additional data Winkelhausen
Comments:
Hallo,
ich suche nach Daten über meinen UrUrUrgroßvater Frantz
Winckelhaus, Hutmachermeister zu Lauenburg/Pommern (Lebork).
Er lebte ca. 1700-1780 in Lauenburg.
Noch vorhandene Kirchenbücher liegen im Kloster, sind aber
für Privatpersonen nicht zugänglich, wie wir bei einem
Besuch dort erfuhren.
Mein Vorfahre oder seine Vorfahren sind möglicherweise
aus dem Rheinland zugewandert.
Bin für Hinweise dankbar.
Die hiomepage ist prima.
Freundliche Grüße
Gerd Winkelhausen

 

Name: Marita Manns Maass <marita.maass@thewarehouse.co.nz>
Date: 2004-01-11
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Not sure
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Comments:
Johannes Maass left Germany and went to South Africa in the late 1800. Do not know much more.
 

Name: Susan <s_w@telus.net>
Date: 2004-01-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Meidinger???
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Surnames for whom you have additional data Meidinger
Comments:
I think I'm related through Adam Meidinger in the 10th gereration. Was he buried at the Berlin Baptist Cemetery??
 

Name: Joan Kaylor Stahlhut <Scoobygram1@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-28
Mutual surnames you are researching Köhler
Comments:
I enjoyed visiting your web site. I am researching my paternal family named KÖHLER but I do not beleive there is a connection as my KÖHLER'S were from Württenburg and emigrated to America in 1831.
Job well done.
Joan Kaylor Stahlhut

 

Name: Kristi Maas <Maasjk@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2003-12-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor you
Comments:
I haven't had an opportunity to browse the web site, but you were talking about it at dinner tonight with Brian, so I figured I'd better take a look.

If you get bored and want to do some looking up for me, my family names are of course, Halvorson and Halverson; Halvor Halverson came to this country in late 1800's with father and brothers, no known mother - also could be listed as Halvor Olsen, at least one brother's name was Stillman. Stillman I think was Halverson, and maybe was born in Minnesota. Halvor married Johannah Benson in late 1800's. They had 7 children, Amanda, Elmer, Alda, Lawrence (2-8-02) b. Minnesota, Clarence, and that's all I remember. All but the later 3 were wiped out by flu epidemic in mid 1910's - burried in Carrington, ND. Also lived in Harvey, ND. Halvor was the town drunk, and lost his arm in a railroad working accident sometime around 1920, I think in Harvey.

What sparked my interest actually was Steve talking about his connection with a community in Ohio whose ancestry is from Wales. My Grandma, Beryle Cordillia Maulsby Halvorson was born to Luna and ? Richardson Maulsby on 12/6/04. ? Richardson Maulsby was born to ? Newton - as in my dad and Wayne Newton are 4th cousins. But actually, I think its the Maulsby side that's Welsh.

O.k., if you get bored, there's my facts, albeit very slim indeed.

Love you, Kristi

 

Name: Linda (Maas) Blackwell <lblackwell@acsd.k12.ca.us>
Date: 2003-12-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor James Henry Maas
Comments:
My father was born in Jamestown, North Dakota. He married my mom when he lived in Minot, North Dakota. His parents may or may not have been legally married, but he took his father's name. His mom was named Rosemary. He died about 5 years ago at age 73. Lost contact with family.
 

Name: HOWARD & SHARON BLOCK HINZ <FLP8S@EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: 2003-12-18
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor SHARON BLOCK HINZ
Comments:
HI, HOWARD HINZ HERE MY WIFE IS SHARON E BLOCK AGE 65 BORN
IN KENOSHA WI APRIL 19 1938. HER FATHER WAS FRANK BLOCK.
SHARON AND I MARRIED IN 1957 WE HAVE 3 CHILDREN.WE LIVED IN SHEBOYGAN WI UNTIL 1972 WHEN WE MOVED TO VERO BEACH FL.WE
HAVE SEEN RUDY THEILLER,S NAME ON THE MEMORIAL WALL ON THE ARIZONA MEMORIAL. POP :FRANK BLOCK USED TO TALK ABOUT HIS HOME AND LIFE AT ARBOR VITA WIS CLOSE TO RHINLANDER WI. HE SAID HIS DAD WORKED AT THE BIG SAW MILL IN ARBOR VITA. YOUR SITE IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE I NEVER SAW THE LIKES OF IT.HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY HOWARD AND SHARON HINZ

 

Name: sabina <sabina@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2003-12-10
Comments:
It's the first time I have actually looked at your family website and find it informative, beautifully produced and inspiring.
Thank you for the privilege of letting us see it.
Sabina.

 

Name: Laura Jeanne Block Rice <ricecake@new.rr.com>
Date: 2003-12-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Frank Carl Block and Marion Hepburn Block
Mutual surnames you are researching Block
Surnames for whom you have additional data Block
Comments:
Oh, am I exhilarated to find you! I have been searching for my grandfather's, Frank Block's, family for some time now. My Dad, William Andrew Hepburn Block, and his four siblings have had no contact with their cousins, aunts, uncles, anybody, since the 1940's. My dad doesn't even know who his family is. And right here are all his dad's siblings. I'm so excited! Sadly, my grandfather passed away in 1978 . . . I want to say it was February. I was only three at the time, so my memories are scant.
Do any of you possess the amazing musical talent? My Uncle Franklin,his two sons, and my dad can sit down at the piano and play anything in any key without thinking twice about it. My dad never even had lessons. I've heard of a Clifford Block in Ohio(?) or Indiana(?)who also plays this way. Some friends of my parents happened upon a church service that this Clifford was playing at and thought it WAS my dad playing before they saw who it was.
I also heard of a cousin, Ivan Block, who was killed on the Arizona in Pearl Harbor.
Other than these tidbits, we have no information.
If any of you have any information, please, PLEASE, contact me. I would find it the greatest gift I could give my dad and his family to reunite them with his lost family.

 

Name: Charlottte Maas <EleanL&amp;@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-01
Comments:
Don't think I'm part of this "branch". My grandfather was Frank Maas, came to USA in 1890's from _____to Baltimore to Wausau, Wiscosin. Married Elizabeth Jaeske there. Both from same area in Germany.

Great grandfather Maas was from the DANZIG area, Starograd or Stargrad, Poland now. Was a footman to Kaiser Wilhelm I before moving to Berln area before comoing to USA.

 

Name: Dennis O'Connell <doconnell@stny.rr.com>
Date: 2003-11-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William and Marie Beardsley g(10)grandparents
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley and Curtis
Comments:
Hi Cousin,
It's always nice to meet distant relatives on-line. My wife and I are both descendants of William and Marie (Mary) Beardsley. I'm descended through their daughter Mary, and she's through Rebecca.
Denny

 

Name: Dorothy M. Monson <dmonson@ncfcomm.com>
Date: 2003-11-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor No relation
Mutual surnames you are researching Bottcher
Comments:
I found the information on your trip in Pommern very interesting. Names you mentioned are familiar names in our town of Norfolk, Nebraska. My great grandfather's mother Charlotte Wilhelmine Bottcher was born in Karkow, and his wife Johanna Friedricka Albertina Godian (Jodian)was born 1843 in Steinhofel. I enjoyed seeing the photos of those two places. Breitenfelde is another place where my ancestors came from.
 

Name: sue <sdr98wildrose@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-12
Mutual surnames you are researching beardsley
Surnames for whom you have additional data roland and falma beardsley
Comments:
i dont know if you are any relation but my grandfather was roland elbridge beardsley and my great grandfather was cyrus wife lillian stone she was indian and was adopted by the stone family my grandmother is falma frances beardsley. thank you for sharing your information.
 

Name: Joan Kaylor (Koehler) Stahlhut <Scoobygram1@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-11
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor No connection
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Surnames for whom you have additional data Schmude/Schwonke
Comments:
I have enjoyed your site. Gmother(Alvina Schwonke) from Barnow, Rummelsburg, Pommern. Gfather(Herman Schmude) from Stolp, Pommern.
My Koehlers were from Uln, Wuerttenburg. I can not find a connection to your family. Too bad for me!
Wonderful job. Educational and entertaining.
Gruß, Joan

 

Name: Klaus Labow <Klaus.Labow@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-11-04
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck
Comments:
I live in munich, Germany.
Das ist eine wunderbare Homepage. Sehr informell und sehr gut gemacht.
Ich suche alles über RIECK und STIEG in der Uckermark, besonders Penkun, Prenzlau, Storkow und Umgebung. Gruß Klaus

 

Name: CPT Ross L. Brigger <rbrigger@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2003-10-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Art Brigger
Mutual surnames you are researching Brigger
Surnames for whom you have additional data Brigger
Comments:
I would like to order a copy of the book... my grandmother Leona Schwarz used to attend an annual family reunion in Minnesota each year.

936-271-1048

 

Name: Laura Maas <lars333@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-21
Comments:
My grandfather's (Richard Maas) dad's name was Albert Maas. I wish I could find some more information to tie this all together!
 

Name: Laura Maas <lars333@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Richard Maas
Comments:
I am a 19 year old sophomore at Xavier, and I came across this page by accident. It's amazing to see what could be my family history. You could all be related to me! This is all so exciting! Im from Cincinnati and my grandpa's name was Richard Maas. I'm going to go look at the family tree some more. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
 

Name: Jolene Kass <jkass@bevcomm.net>
Date: 2003-10-03
Comments:
Hi Gene- I am looking for more info on the SS Oldenburg, my gg grandfather arrived in Baltimore Jan 29 1992 from Germany. My question is did this ship leave from Bremen? There is not a lot of info on this ship. Thanks Jolene
 

Name: Lynn <lynnham_@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-09-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor John & Fredrick Maas
Comments:
Have data but do not know if they connect to your lines. Fredrick states he was son of John & Minnie Maas.Fredrick b 1855 Prussia married 1877 Bertha Radientz in Manitowac Co Wisc.
 

Name: jane gaston lowrey <jlowreyj123>
Date: 2003-09-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor thomas albert gaston grand daughter
Mutual surnames you are researching thomas albert and bell gaston
Surnames for whom you have additional data albert gaston
Comments:
would lllike to get iformation on my grand fathers family.
 

Name: Lucian Bonaparte Beardsley <lbbeard@cpinternet.com>
Date: 2003-08-14
Comments:
Just starting out.Have some info on Beardsley's in Minnesota and Montana.
 

Name: Delores Bryan <ddbrian@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-08-01
Comments:
You have a beautiful family genealogy here.
 

Name: Jason Schulz <jaskick@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-07-16
Mutual surnames you are researching schulz
Comments:
Great Great Grandfather came over on a ship by the name of the SS Herman on 05-31-1882. His name was Melchior Schulz maybe someone has more info on the Schulz family .
 

Name: Marcia Miller <marciamarie48@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-15
Comments:
Just want you know how much I enjoyed and appreciate your website.

We don't have common ancestors (that I know of) - but I am working on family history of my Pommern ancestors (Luedtke, Boettcher, Seegebarth, Haack, Behnke). All who settled in Iowa. I appreciate your map and the history of Pomerania - I've found bits and pieces before, but you have a lot of info all in one place.

Doyou speak German - or were you able to find English speaking connections to help in your research? What are the chances that the churches in Cammin and Greigenburg would have records dating prior to 1870 to aid in my research?

Thank you.

Marcia

 

Name: Mary Maas <mkm@usexpress.net>
Date: 2003-06-27
Comments:
Found your site interesting... do not know if there is any connection to our Maas, but your site is an inspiration for me to get started on one for our family!
 

Name: JoNett Melchert Butler <jjbut@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor No mutual ancestors
Mutual surnames you are researching Gustav and Amanda Melchert
Comments:
I am looking for information about my great grandparents -- Gustav and Amanda Melchert who came to the United States from Germany. Their son, Felix A. Melchert, was my grandfather. He was born November 14, 1869, in Balstreich, Germany which may have been in Pomerania. My problem is that I cannot find a village named Balstreich. With your knowledge of Pomerania, have you ever heard of this village. I would appreciate any possible help. Thank you.
 

Name: Jeff Johnson <cjnjj2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-22
Comments:
my mother told me of this site. there is alot to see here. i am son of marcella johnson (maas) and grandson of Martha and Frank Mass.

what i am looking for is a family tree on this site.

 

Name: Karen F. Kohlhoff <karenkohl@juno.com>
Date: 2003-06-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Gustav Kohlhoff
Comments:
Gustav and his wife, Augusta, emigrated from Pommern in perhaps the late 1870's or 80's ? I have no documentation to verify that; I do know that my father (Elmer Kohlhoff) was born in Minnesota in 1901. .... I have no other information regarding my grandparents and my ancestors in Pommern but I do appreciate the work and endeavors you have accomplished in your research. Somehow, it touched my soul, knowing my ancestors lived and worked it the land you so wonderfully described. Thank you,

Sincerely, Karen F. Kohlhoff (702 871-2223) karenkohl@juno.com

 

Name: Ashley Victoria Maas <cutie_pie24_7@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Andreas Maas
Comments:
I am very interested in finding my relatives of mainly Holland, i am in grade 11, and my grandfather, who immigrated from Holland, is very ill and slowly dying, I know that his mother passed away a few yers back, and because of his illness, he could not be a part of it. i am hoping to find family of his, and maybe meet them! this is a dream of mine, that looks like i may one day be able to forfill.
Sincerely, Ashley Maas

 

Name: willem maas <willembartje@hetnet.nl>
Date: 2003-06-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Comments:
I live in Holland.Married with Bartje Jansen.
Place Sint Jansklooster

 

Name: Kitty Finken <kittyfin@cox.net>
Date: 2003-06-09
Mutual surnames you are researching Backhaus, Degner
Comments:
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to put so much info on your site about researching in the Pommerania area. This listing of FHC films is great. I have most of them documented by now but it would have saved me alot of time if I had found it first. Thanks again, Kitty
 

Name: Jane Engelhard <JaneEngelhard@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-30
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Amanda Maass
Comments:
Amanda immigrated from Berlin. She came to New York on the Ship Pretoria arriving May 17, 1908 at age 24years. Port of Departure was Cuxhaven, Hamburg, Germany. She married my father-in-law, Joseph Engelhard who had immigrated from Munich. After their wedding in New York they moved to Detroit, Michigan. I have photos of her mother, brothers and sisters, but only one name Freidkin. Does anyone have any more information? Sure would appreciate it.
 

Name: Blau, Sigrid geb. Rieck <Blau-Dueren@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-05-23
Comments:
Bin eine geborene Rieck,und habe mich sehr über die Chronik gefreut.MeinVater Klaus Rieck 16.04.1928 in Stettin geboren von Carl und Margarete Rieck.Es gab noch zwei Schwestern die eine hieß Eva verstorben an Krebs ca. 8 Jahre her.Die zweite ist seit dem Krieg vermisst und hieß Loni.Auch gibt es eine Verbindung zu einer Familie Steinke, die nach dem Krieg(1945) nach Chicago ausgewandert ist. Würde mich über Kontakte freuen.Mein Englisch ist leider nicht so gut.
Gruß
Sigrid Blau geb. Rieck

 

Name: Mickey Peterson <jimick@wwt.net>
Date: 2003-05-10
Comments:
I came upon your site when doing a search for Johnsonville township. My ancestors "the Mammenga's" listed that township in their trek to the final homestead in Waterbury township. I have been doing genealogy works on my family. I did have an aunt who married Elmer Hartwich and they live just north of Walnut Grove until their death some years ago now. I love your page and love the story of the Maas Mansion.
Great work-I am a newie and I don't ever forsee myself so advanced.
Bravo for you.
Mickey

 

Name: Loretta mattei <jm_lm@bigpond.com>
Date: 2003-05-09
Mutual surnames you are researching Ricardo Grisanti
Comments:
I am hoping you may help me, My great-great uncle Ricardo Grisanti left Italy on the Kaiser Wilhelm 11 in November 1891 according to shipping records I have been able to attain and arrived in Melbourne Australia on the 17/12/1891. I have been trying to research about this ship and everything I find states that the ship was not built until 1898, do you know if there was another ship by the same name?
I thank you for your time, Kind Regards, Loretta Mattei.

 

Name: Len Hahr <lahahr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none that I know of
Comments:

 

Name: trudy <trudymeister@gillanet.net>
Date: 2003-05-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Karl Wilhelm Schulz
Comments:
My grandfather was born in Frankfurt Germany around 1877. He was a musician who imigrated to New York around the 1890's. He was Musical Director in 1907 of the "Telharmonium" at Telharmonic Hall in N.Y. He taught violin and his card read"studio in Berlin and N.Y. City. His father's name was Amandus and he was the marching band leader to Kaiser Wilhelm in Berlin and so the story goes, he offended the Kaiser and was exiled to Frankfurt. Karl married in Springfield, Mass., U.S.A. and had 2 girls,Ortrud Alice and Erna Amanda, then deserted family in New York City around 1909. He then worked for road shows. His wife heard he got a divorce and remarried in St. Louis, Missouri. I know nothing more but would very much appreciate hearing from any of his family or persons who have knowledge of his family, brothers - sisters, Aunts-Uncles, Cousins. Thanking you in advance.
 

Name: J. Kent Just <kent@twinfallschamber.com>
Date: 2003-04-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Unknown
Comments:
My Great Grandfather, Nels Anderson Just of Denmark, came to America in the mid 1800s. He met my Great Grandmother near the present town of Blackfoot, ID and they married in the early 1870s and settled on ground along the Blackfoot River. The original homestead and several thousand acres besides are still in the family. We had 256 of us together for the "biggie" reunion in 1990 and about 100 get together every year. Don't know if we are related but think that there may be Justs in the Dakotas that are of the same tree.
 

Name: Theresa Mitchell <lilirishelf@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-04-04
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Laura Maass
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data none
Comments:
Hello,
I have been doing genealogy on my family.
I have been trying to find some thin on my great grandmother my grand mothers mother. I do know her name was Laura Maas. she came from Kolberg (Pomeranian Germany) Now part of Poland in the late 1800's. She was married to Heinrich Hoffmann and settled in Milwaukee Wisconsin. There oldest a son was born in Germany Paul. And my grandmother Helen was born in Milwaukee in 1893. I would love to know more on her. I have some old Pictures from Germany I think of her brother or sister. That I do not know. Is there a link?
Take care
Theresa
lilirishelf@prodigy.net








 

Name: Dan Peterson <danmar17@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None
Comments:
I am a teacher at Walnut Grove and an avid collector of local history. Any old photos of Walnut Grove or surrounding area I am always looking for. I have been on the WG ambulance service with Maydra Maas wife of Bruce.
Would be glad to make contact with you.
Sincerely,
Dan Peterson

 

Name: Debbie Frazier Evans <DebJoy75@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-12
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Steven
Comments:
Mr. Maas,

My name is Debbie Frazier Evans, and I was wondering if Steve Maas is your son. I met Steve while attending UCR
(1990-1992). I graduated in '92 with a B.S. Sociology and was accepted to the doctoral program in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at Harvard. I kept in touch with Steve until he left for graduate school. He stopped by my house, in Redlands, once while he was home on break. Am I talking about you son, Steve Maas??? I'd like to get a hold of him. I use to have your home phone number but lost it. Where is Steven now??? If I remember correctly, he was going to U Chicago? Right? Please do email me...I'd appreciate it! Thank you!
Debbie

 

Name: Spencer Blackwelder <dabseb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Jakobus schwarzwalder
Mutual surnames you are researching schwarzwalder
Comments:
My grandmother has a book assembled by the latter day saints. It covers the two brothers who immigrated to the US prior to the revolution. No records prior to that are available.
 

Name: Karen (Schulz) Kropidlowski <kropstr@hbci.com>
Date: 2003-01-31
Mutual surnames you are researching Otto SchulzHi! Just trying to find some record of my grandfather
Comments:
Hi! Just trying to find some record of my grandfather,Otto Schulz. Married to Frances Cerney and lived in Winona,Mn.
 

Name: Chrissy Lewin <davyschris@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-28
Comments:
Hi there! I found your site on Google because I have traced the Pomeranian side of my family back to Ornshagen bei Regenwalde, Pomerania. My great great grandfather's name was Otto Lewin, and he was born there. His parents names were Emil and Amelia Lewin.

I am curious as to how to look up information (vital records, etc.) from this town. Who knows? We have relatives from the same town and the same time period. We might be related! Please write soon!

 

Name: Mal Spottiswood <mals@ihug>
Date: 2003-01-28
Comments:
I am not related to your family however my maternal great grandfather came to Australia on the Oldenburg in 1895 for which you have provided me with a picture and full description for which I am very grateful.
 

Name: June Wardell Mason <jcwm@zapo.net>
Date: 2003-01-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor ?Koehler
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Surnames for whom you have additional data Rusch and Sell
Comments:
I forgot to mention the Koehler connecton! Gotthilfe Sell ( supposedly from Greifenberg, Pommern) was said to have married a Miss Koehler. Two of their children were Herman and Francisca, both born in the 1820s. Francisca married the Ludwigshorst teacher ,Herr Rusch, and had Otto born in 1850 at Ludwigshorst and several others.
 

Name: June Wardell mason <jcwm@zapo.net>
Date: 2003-01-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor ?Koehler?
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Surnames for whom you have additional data Rusch and Sell
Comments:
I was particularly interested to see that you had been to Ludwigshorst. My husband's grandfather, Reverand Otto Julius Helmut Rusch, was born in 1850 at Ludwigshorst. There don't seem to be any Evangelical records for Ludwigshorst or Maldewin. Otto's father was a teacher at Ludwigshorst and a "Herr Rusch" was there and also was a sexton. Two questions for you, PLEASE! Is there any way I could have a copy of the photo of the church in Ludwigshorst?? I would be happy to pay for it! and--- Have you any suggestion about where there might be a record of the teacher and learn his given name. Hoping to hear from you. Thanks, June Mason
 

Name: Doug Southgate <doug.southgate@kpmg.co.za>
Date: 2003-01-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Southgate
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
Hi
My fathers mother was a Maas, and she emigrated to England some time around 1900
I unfortunately do not have any other details, but she married a Southgate in Cornwell and then emigrated to South Africa.
I was trying to go backwards into her ancestory
Regards
Doug

 

Name: Lawrence W. Rieck III <lrieckiii@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Rieck
Comments:
Rieck family from Detroit, MI area. Looking for possible connections.
 

Name: Steve Beardsley <Convertred@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-14
Comments:
I have most of the line back to William but it seems the family has broken up into several separate groups. A complete chart upto this date would be very interesting.
 

Name: Patrick Murphy <pmurph50@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-10-13
Comments:
Hello; I'm looking for any info. on a Wilhelmina Maas who married a Gottfried Slumkousky ( spelling might be off ).
They had 3 children Mary b; 1876 Franz b; 1879 and my Maternal Grandmother Paulina b; Oct. 27 1885. Any Help would be appreciated.

 

Name: mason rieck <masmillion@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-13
Comments:
i dont no much email me so we can talk
 

Name: Deabold Just III <birdmandea@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Just
Comments:
Hi, Just looking on the internet to see if there was any information on my name. My Father was Deabold Just Jr. born in Zeeland ND Oct. 30 1927. He passed away March 10 2001 in Lawton OK. I was born in Racine WI and currently live in Dupont WA and have two sons. If you would like any other information to help round out your data I would be happy to try and help.
Thank you
Dea

 

Name: Marsha Salfer <mar4@redred.com>
Date: 2002-09-19
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Walter Rieck
Comments:
Just glanced through your site - my sister forwarded it to me (from Unc)

Nice job! Keep it up. See you in 2 years!

 

Name: Robert Dawson <downeyst@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Amelia Maass Giese
Comments:
Gene
I've just gotten home again, and checked the site for updates. It's gotten more gorgeous.
My efforts to trace my father's family, the Wallins, have not succeeded as brilliantly as yours. I think I'll have to turn to the National Archive of Horse Thieves.
Robert Dawson

 

Name: Elizabeth Ballard <ehballard@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-17
Comments:
This web site is fabulous! I got here by looking up information on the SS Rhaetia. My Great Grandparents came to America on this ship in 1883. They arrived in New York from Hamburg-Havre on June 11, 1883, and migrated to Texas. Their names were found on the ship manefest while doing research at the Clayton Library in Houston, Texas. The name is Hasse. Her maiden name was Rhodes. Have you come across either name in your research?
 

Name: shirley kitzerow <askitzro@powerweb.net>
Date: 2002-09-05
Comments:
Enjoying your website it's great. I'm more less just getting started at this. Your site came up when I was search under the Kitzerow name. My husbands great-greatgrandfather came from the Pomerania area and bought the farm we live on in Wisconsin in 1857. We are the 5th generation and of course out children will be the 6th. So far all I've done is back to great-greatgrandfather Charles, I guess in Germany it's Karl. His wife's name was Mary, but I don't have her maiden name yet. A friend of mine called me yesterday and said she maybe be able to help, because seems the Kitzerow name is appearring researching her family. I was surprised when I found a map with a city or village with the Kitzerow name. On this map are some names that live in our area and for many generations, Lenz, Scellin, and Buchholz. Makes me wonder if most of them came on the ship.

I will me visiting your site again. I'd like to look in to some of the churches mentioned, when I have more time.

We also had an exchange student live with us back in the school year 1982-83, which we really enjoyed. He was from Meersburg, very nice young man of 16 years, Jens Muckli. he came back to visit us about 8 years, but have not heard from him since.

 

Name: p.besgen <besgen@post.com>
Date: 2002-08-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Leu Mittag Rosenow Reinke
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas Leu
Surnames for whom you have additional data Blauert Kollath Mundt
Comments:
Hello Gene,

I wonder if you have additional information on Regine Maas of Jacobsdorf married to farmer Karl Reinke. She had at least one son: Wilhelm who died with 54 years on 12 May 1875 in Jacobsdorf and was married to Ernestine Redlin (Retlin). Messenger of his death was Karl Mittag (I believe his son-in-law - but have no prove yet).

Greetings from Germany

p.besgen

 

Name: John Moss <A63 Polara @aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-13
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
My father was orphaned at an early age and lost track of his siblings William Louis and Minnie and any records that may have been kept were destroyed by fire. My father John Maas was the youngest of four and he was born in October 1888. Any information will be appreciated.
Thank you
John

 

Name: Larry & Patti Maas <pmaas@means.net>
Date: 2002-08-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Ernest Maas' son-Walnut Grove MN
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
We just stumbled on your web site. Really enjoyed everything on it.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Take Care,
Larry & Patti Maas

 

Name: Amy D. Scholvin DaCosta <weaponsgoddess@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching Scholvin
Comments:
Love the information on Stettin, Germany. I hope one day I can unravel my ancestory. Your website is beautiful!
 

Name: Pam <pbennett1@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-07-12
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz & Mueller
Comments:
Hello, Just wanted to let you know that you have a very nice site. Best of luck to you in your search.

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1214

 

Name: Trudy Hawley <thawley@cenex.com>
Date: 2002-06-21
Comments:
I was searching for "Regenwalde," and found your website.

Then I saw KASIA had been your guide, and I had to read about your experience. In May, 2002, we arranged for KASIA to meet us at the train from Szczecin to Poznan, and she drove us to all my Posen villages. She was an absolute joy! She found someone to open the churches for us, she provided background information on each place, she talked with the local people and discovered which houses had belonged to my family. I learned far more than I ever dreamed, thanks to KASIA! She knows her stuff, and her enthusiasm is boundless!

We had some spare time before the next train back to Szczecin (she stayed with us until we were seated on the late train back), so she took us on a personal tour of Poznan city, a bonus which is well worth another visit.

Your Pommern families in Kreis Regenwalde are very similar to some of my family lines, especially in the villages around Regenwalde city and Ornshagen. Your local maps cover most of my villages, too. Even though I can't find any surnames in common, now I know where to find some of the church records you used to further my research. And thanks for the picture of Altenfliess, another of my villages! Excellent resource for Pommern research!

 

Name: Julie Koehler <juliekler@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-05-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Koehler
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Comments:
I was just researching my husband's last name. His father is Gerald Koehler of Wisconsin. My husband, Keith, doesn't know much about his ancestry, but would like to find out. I think his grandfather's name was Milton. His grandmother's name is Maxine. He died around 1993 I think. Any suggestions on where to start?
 

Name: Nickole Rott Vaughan <western1849@att.net>
Date: 2002-05-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor george zMeidinger
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger, reich,Rott
Surnames for whom you have additional data Rott
Comments:
I am the Daughter of Jack Rott, who is the Son of Jacob Rott, who is the Son of Christoph Rott' who was the First Husband of Christina Meidinger who are the desendants of George Meidinger from 1627. My folks I believe have corrasponeded with you in the past to get the info they have. Are you living in Canada. This is so exciting for me to find this Family History, Thank You for doing all the research. I will save this always. I have a strange question though and that would be is there any chance that our family stems from any Jewish lines (I'm hopeing) Thank you again for this beautiful family history. Would like to hear from you..
 

Name: abel <ammaas@ciudad.com.ar>
Date: 2002-05-09
Comments:
hello, we are maas from argentina, my granfather was Isaac and he was born in rusia. I only now one maas (newton) in the u.states (sorry my english is not very good)
We appreciate your comments.

abel and monica intraub maas
our suns: nora (25 years), andres (21) and ines (13)

 

Name: Edna Pieper Cherney <echerney@execpc.com>
Date: 2002-05-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor `
Mutual surnames you are researching Brehmer & Buss
Comments:
You have an excellent web site and your new page on
Ornshagen is great.

 

Name: David Wendt <wendt@indy.net>
Date: 2002-05-02
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None known
Comments:
I like it, Gene! Feel free to use any of the photos I sent; if you'd like one sent by email for better imaging, let me know.

I'll try to redo my diary page to include at least the photo of the ggrandparents, since you're going to include some of the landscape photos.

Nice job!

 

Name: James Paul Maas <jpmaas@execpc.com>
Date: 2002-04-24
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Auster, Butzlaff, Schoenrock
Comments:
Great wed site. I'm trying to link up my great grandfaher August Maas who immigrated from Trechel Germany to Lebenon Wisconsin and later lived in Butternut Wisconsin. Augusts son Otto Emil Mass of Chisholm MN. and Ashland WI was my grandfather. My father was Norman Carl Maas of Ashland and Wales WI. I'm Looking for information about August Maas in Germany!
 

Name: Bob Krengel <rkrengel@mn.rr.com>
Date: 2002-04-18
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas, Steffen
Comments:
It is interesting to read your information. You have a great informative website.My folks - John and Olinda(Raveling)Krengel lived in the SW section of Waterbury Twp( 1/2 mile east and 4 miles north of Revere). The corner of our farm met the four townships. My wife is tracing her family who come from Natelfitz, Kreis Regenwalde and came across your website. I remember the name Maas and I sort of remember Erwin. I did work with a Selma Wandersee(lived with her brother)at the Lamberton Farmers Elevator. Getting to the name Steffen, I have a cousin Bernice Raveling married to a Russell Steffen who live near Lucan.
 

Name: Adrian Beardsley <max15@tinyonline.co.uk>
Date: 2002-04-18
Comments:
Just having a wander searching on my surname, I'm from Ilkeston, the descendant of those who didn't make the voyage. In my year at school there were two Smiths, two Browns and five Beardsleys, none of whom were directly related. According to some sources I've read the name goes back to before the Norman conquest. I hope so.
 

Name: cynthia ruth speckman ryan <cynthiaryan@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-04-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Reathy Rosetta Vanderberg
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderberg
Surnames for whom you have additional data Wright
Comments:
Edward Hunter Wright married my Grandmother, Reathy Rosetta Vanderberg 2-25-1912. We were so excited to find your web site when my 11 year old daughter was assigned a social studies project on researching a branch of her family tree. It has provided all the information she needs and she is so excited about all the history and photographs it contains in addition to the names of her "extended family".
There has always been rumor in the Wright Family that Reathy's famly was related to Pocahontas in some way. We wondered if you ever found any information that would support this? You have done a beautiful job! THANK YOU!

 

Name: Chris Erickson <www.cme@amug.org>
Date: 2002-04-09
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz
Comments:
Several years ago I purchased at a yard sale an antique, framed portrait of an elderly gentleman. On the back is the name August Schulz dated Sept. 26, 1907. In addition the name Merrer Herim Darrel Micherelis is on the back. During my research the Schulz name is the only name I could locate. I would be interested in selling the portrait if you are interested. You can contact me at the email address listed or call me at (623) 877-9382 and leave a message. I live in Phoenix Arizona.
 

Name: Charles Maas <chasmaas@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Maas (Grandfather)
Comments:
I would like to know if there are any Maas's on this site that have any relation who may have moved to or around Northeast Nebraska. In the Norfolk or Hoskins, Nebraska area.

Thank you!

Charles Maas
Hoskins, Nebraska

Chasmaas@hotmail.com

 

Name: rich crosby <richohh@msn.com>
Date: 2002-04-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Katherine Meidinger/mother
Mutual surnames you are researching meidiner
Comments:
I am a paratrooper @ft bragg nc and just returned from afganistan, I am interested in finding my mothers people
 

Name: JOANN TRIEBEL <BOBJOTRIEBEL@WEBTV.NET>
Date: 2002-04-06
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor WHILHEMINA KOEHLER BUSS
Comments:
HI GENE. I AM THE GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF WHILHEMINA. I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH MARY FOREMAN AND SHE GAVE ME YOUR ADDRESS. WHAT YOU BOTH ARE DOING IS WONDERFUL AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOY YOUR WEB SITE. I HAVE SOME PHOTO'S I WILL SEND TO MARY FOR IDENTIFICATION. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF MY GRANDFATHERS FAMILY, I'M SURE. NO NAMES ON ANY OF THE PHOTO'S.MARY SAID SHE WILL SEND THEM TO YOU IF SHE CANNOT IDENTIFY THEM. THEY ARE IN A VERY OLD PHOTO ALBUM THAT LOOKS LIKE A LARGE BOOK AND HAS A MUSIC BOX INSIDE.IT'S PRICELESS. MY GRANDFATHER WAS AUGUST AND MY FATHER WAS FRED.THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. JOANN TRIEBEL.BY THE WAY, I TAKE CARE OF WHILHEMINA AND AUGUST'S GRAVE SITES HERE IN SANTA ROSA,CA.THEY ARE IN THE RURAL CEMETARY NEXT TO THE MEMORIAL PARK CEMETARY WHERE LOTS OF MY FAMILY ARE BURIED.
 

Name: Phyllis J. (Sarow) Cantwell <tvcant@ticon.net>
Date: 2002-04-05
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor MAIDEN NAME
Mutual surnames you are researching SAROW
Comments:
I DO LIKE THE WAY YOU HAVE SET THIS UP AND THE BACK GROUND IS VERY APPROPRIATE.
 

Name: Dorie Bannister <dorie@localnet.com>
Date: 2002-04-03
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none
Comments:
I am the Wyoming County, NY Historian & am trying to document burials in a destroyed cemetery here in order to try and have the cemetery designated as such - I have been referred to Nellie Beardsley Holt's 1951 genealogy on the family (specifically page 159) do you have this or know where I can obtain that page and any others that deal with William (1773-6 Jan. 1837) & his wife Joanna (1786-1830)?
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!

 

Name: Herman J Walker (Pautke) <hjw914@earthhlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Erna Maaß
Mutual surnames you are researching Pautke/Paudtke
Comments:
My cousin Erich Pautke was married to Erna Maaß, but i understand Maaß is a farily common name in Germany. they also came from Pommern she was born in 1916, i am sorry but i have not been able to get anyother information as yet. Her husband Erich was born in Paswalk, so I assume she was also. If youhave any info on this person it would be appreciated.
Many thanks
Hermann

 

Name: eileen osborne <eosborne.poplars@virgin.net>
Date: 2002-03-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor husbands grandmother, susan beardsley, her father William Beardsley.
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley, Bell, osborne, Gamble
Comments:
Trying to find out more about family
 

Name: Pat Schippell <pschippell@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-03-14
Comments:
You certainly have an excellent site, Gene.
Thanks for letting us know about it on our
Pommern mailing list.
Pat Schippell
Riverside, CA.

 

Name: jane <jrezin@centurytel.net>
Date: 2002-03-14
Comments:
Just want to tell you what a wonderful web site this is.
 

Name: Matthew Maas Erdmann <lordhz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-03-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas/Erdmann
Mutual surnames you are researching None
Surnames for whom you have additional data None
Comments:
I actually stumbled on your site while researching something unrelated. I am NOT sure if we have a mutual relations, but I found your site very well done. My family is from the Wisconsin area. The Maas/Erdmann line goes something like this. Paul Erdmann->Leroy Erdmann->Dennis Roy Erdmann->Matthew Maas Erdmann. Leroy Erdmann married Dorothy Maas, my Grandfather and Grandmother. I don't have Dorothy's family history with me but if your interested, let me know.
-Matthew Maas Erdmann

 

Name: Ronald Stolpman <trailbiz@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2002-03-12
Comments:
I recently joined the Pommern-L mailing list and your email came from that. I don't think that we have any mutual ancestors, but I am researching STOLPMANN, BLANK & WOLLSCHLAGER from villages Eisenhammer and Stegers, Kreis Schlochau.
 

Name: Phil Harrington <mail@philharrington.co.uk>
Date: 2002-03-11
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Surnames for whom you have additional data Harrington
Comments:
Just passing through. Couldn't find any links, but enjoyed my visit.

Phil

http://www.philharrington.co.uk/page9.html

 

Name: sabina <sabina@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2002-03-08
Comments:
I just looked at your website and your family tree. What a wonderful site, one of the best I have seen so far. Thank you, Gene.
 

Name: Jan Zaengle <czaengle@uplink.net>
Date: 2002-03-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Johann Umland
Mutual surnames you are researching Umland, Gramlow, Klostermann, Gutknecht
Comments:
Johann Umland and wife, Ernestine Gramlow, lived in Alt Damerow from about 1839. They had 9 documented children. Three of the children (and Emilie Louise Klostermann (Gutknecht) came to America in 1881, but the rest of the family stayed in Alt Damerow. Do you have any ancestral information on this Umland family, or any other Umland families in this area?
 

Name: Gerhard F. Osterbeck <goste@gaslightmedia.com>
Date: 2002-03-08
Surnames for whom you have additional data Oesterbeck from Hiesfeld bei Dinslaken, Westphalia:, Paul (Pauli, Pauly) from Hohenfelde, Lauenberge
Comments:
I have complete records for Oesterbeck beginning in the late 1500s. I am now trying to obtain confirmation on my Grandmother's place of birth in the far eastern end of Pommern in the village of Hohenfelde, Kries Lauengerg.

Very informative web site. Thank You,

Gerhard F. Osterbeck
Charlevoix, Michigan

 

Name: Laura DePaolis <ldepaolis@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-07
Comments:
Dear Gene, loved your webpage!

You mentioned you grew up in Jamestown, ND. My greatgrandfather Johann Stoltmann(John Stoltman) was reputed to have worked in Jamestown-he came to the US 1905 without his family-probably to earn enough to bring them here in 1907.

My question...was/is Jamestown an industrial city or mainly rural-farming? My ggrandfather was a moulder at an ironworks company in Owatonna, MN. I am trying to locate additional family-more than likely he stayed with or near family-and maybe gained experience in an ironworks company.

If there were such companies/industrial areas, I can search the census records in the areas surrounding for relatives' surnames. My guess people tend to live close to work back then. It might be a longshot...but I enjoy the research.

I would appreciate any advice.

Thanks...

Regards, Laura DePaolis

 

Name: Ray Hildebrand <rehild@netflash.net>
Date: 2002-03-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor nil
Comments:
Great site! It inspires me to travel there some day. Stolzenhagen is marked with a ? It is in fact in Kr. Saatzig. My interest is in the village of Falkenwalde, Kr. Saatzig. My paternal grandfather was born there.
 

Name: Madolyn Hayne <haynemr@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-03
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor SS ALLEMANIA PASSENGER LISTS
Mutual surnames you are researching KAMUF
Comments:
I'm so pleased to have found info on the SS Allemania, which my great-gr-father Christian Kamuf is supposed to have come from Rettingheim,Germany to the US. For so long I thought the Allemania did not exist, thanks for proving me wrong.
 

Name: Vonne <vonnev@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-03-02
Mutual surnames you are researching SAROW
Comments:
Congratulations on your great web-site.

I can't find a connection between your HENRIETTA SAROW and my SAROW line, but I am always hoping that one of these emails will elicit a positive response. As far as I can ascertain, my Sarow's came from the Uckermark region in Prussia, but it has been very difficult to trace them. Good luck with your research. Cheers from Australia. My web-site is http://vieritz.accessgenealogy.com

 

Name: Guyla Sturgeon <guyla@rushmore.com>
Date: 2002-02-24
Mutual surnames you are researching Schultz
Surnames for whom you have additional data Schultz
Comments:
Hello. I am not sure about actual family connections. My grandmother was Elise Maria Augusta Schultz, the daughter of August Ferdinand Schultz and Amalie Schroeder. They immigrated in 1881 to Minneapolis, Minnesota; then moved to Rockham, South Dakota (Faulk County). According to my records, August Schultz was born May 15, 1849 in Konigsberg, Prussia. Elise (Lizzie) married G. Albert Buss; his family originally came from Meesow, Pommern, Prussia. Please let me know if there is a possible connection, or if you have done research that may be helpful to me, I'd appreciate some advice. I am relatively new at genealogy. Thanks.
 

Name: Herman J Walker <hjw914@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor cousin
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Comments:
i have a cousin Erna Maass married to Erich Pautke, the only information i have is that she was born in 1916. i am wondering if you may have come across this person in your reasearch she was born in Germany. Any information would be helpful. my gg garndfather came from the same area you are researching

rthanks, herman

 

Name: Linda <ny_hummingbird@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-02-01
Comments:
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed visiting your site-I just found out that my German ancestors came here aboard the SS Rhaetia--so I was very pleased to see the photo of the ship on your page! They came in 1885.
: )Linda

 

Name: Roger A. Mussell <rmussell@att.net>
Date: 2002-01-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Bertha Mussell
Comments:
Was notified of your site by Kris Mussell. She has done extensive work on the family name Mussell. Gustaf was my grandfather, Arthur was my dad.
 

Name: Kristine Mussell <ka_mussell@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-01-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Gustav Mussell - great-great-grand niece
Mutual surnames you are researching Mussell, Rieck
Surnames for whom you have additional data Mussell
Comments:
I hope to hear from you soon. I have most of Gustav's extended mapped. I also am in contact with his grandsons!
 

Name: Patti Krier <mkrier8@charter.net>
Date: 2002-01-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas,Heinrich
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Spoenchen,Trapp
Comments:
Updating with my new email address. Still looking for info on my Henry Maas born Jan 7, 1819 somewhere in Germany. Died Dec 15, 1897. He is buried at Kossuth Evergreen Cemetery,Kossuth Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
Henry was married to a Helena Spoenchen. Henry USA 1848.
Need ideas on how to fix his tall old headstone that vandals broke into two parts?

 

Name: Carolyn Prante <cpran@juno.com>
Date: 2002-01-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Freidrich Meidinger/Katharina thurn
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Comments:
Gene

My parents are Tom and Millie Meidinger from Jamestown.
I was able to show them this site which they both enjoyed
seeing.
My brother (Wayne) forwarded this site to me and really
looking forward to getting into it.
Thanks

 

Name: Carolyn Prante <cpran@juno.com>
Date: 2002-01-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Freidrich Meidinger/Katharina thurn
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Comments:
Gene

My parents are Tom and Millie Meidinger from Jamestown.
I was able to show them this site which they both enjoyed
seeing.
My brother (Wayne) forwarded this site to me and really
looking forward to getting into it.
Thanks

 

Name: Wayne Meidinger <wmeiding@dtgnet.com>
Date: 2002-01-20
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor George
Comments:
Dear Gene,
My parents are Thomas and Mildred Meidinger. He is a barber in Jamestown, ND. I also graduated from Jamestown College. You site was sent to us by the sister in Germany of the foreign exchange student who is living with us this year.
Thanks for all your work. It is a lot of fun.

Wayne

 

Name: Mark W Wandersee <mark.wandersee@mortgage.wellsfargo.com>
Date: 2002-01-09
Mutual surnames you are researching Wandersee
Comments:
I was born to Lynne Wandersee and Eilleen Tews in New Ulm MN. My family lived in redwood county for many years. I and looking into any relation we may have.
 

Name: Russ Neher <neher@telus.net>
Date: 2001-12-16
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Meidinger
Comments:
of I took a better look at our family history and it does go back to George Meidinger as to Adam Sr. Although you have more exact dates and towns. IT would be nice to have ours all on one family tree do you know where to get a blank tree set up. Russ Neher {great great great great grandson of George Meidinger I think I have the right amount of greats} Vancouver B.C. Canada originaly Carbon Alberta
 

Name: Jerry Mercier <starfire62@icehouse.net>
Date: 2001-12-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor George Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Gerhard, Minnie, Mary, John & Henry Mass
Comments:
Hello!
My Grandfather was George Maas-born 11/11/1865 in Kossuth County, Wisconsin near Manitowoc. He had siblings Minnie, Mary, John and Henry. His father, or my Great-grandfather's name was Gerhard Maas-born 1805 in Prussia and came to Port of New York in 1855. His wife's name was Charlotte or Charlotte Loretta Maas. The children settled in Chicago, Illinois. I have old photos, documents, Census and immigration information. Might we have any connections? I Would like to discover what city or area Gerhard came out of in Prussia, his parents names and any siblings. Also, any additional information on my Grandfather George or the family growing up in Wisconsin. You have a wonderful site! Thank you, Jerry

 

Name: Mary Foreman <lforeman@att.net>
Date: 2001-11-10
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Koehler
Comments:
Just checking your site again to see new pictures and information. Always interesting! Mary
 

Name: Joni Carter <jonibc@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-11-10
Comments:
My ancestors are from Neipperg, Germany. Thanks for the information and the pictures!
 

Name: Agnes Maas <agnesmaas@bright.net>
Date: 2001-11-05
Mutual surnames you are researching Carl Maas
Comments:
I was just looking over the site for any information on Karl Maas (Carl or Charles Maas). He was born in Bekendorf West Phalia Germany on March 3 1864. Other then that I do not know who his parents where or if he had brothers or sisters. If you or any one else can help me out please contact me at agnesmaas@bright.net Thanks You have a very good site .
 

Name: Agnes Maas <agnesmaas@bright.net>
Date: 2001-11-05
Mutual surnames you are researching Carl Maas
Comments:
I was just looking over the site for any information on Karl Maas (Carl or Charles Maas). You have a very good site .
 

Name: Thomas Melvin Schulz <tmschulz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-16
Mutual surnames you are researching SCHULZ
Comments:
Congratulations on a beautiful web site. My project is seeking more data regarding my grandfather HENRY SCHULZ or HEINRICH WILHELM SCHULZ b 14.1.1880 in or near Hamburg. As a seaman he "jumped ship" in Chicago and became a US Citizen there probably before 1.2.1908 when he married. I have details of his premature death in 1911 as a Chicago city employee. I have no data on whether he had living family....and I am seeking some paperwork identifying the names of his parents -- although I was told his father died young, mother remarried and died young. Thanks in advance if you have info that would assist or tie into research you are doing. Thomas Melvin Schulz tmschulz@yahoo.com
Wausau, Wisconsin.

 

Name: schmitt <spam@schmittburg.de >
Date: 2001-10-12
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor schmitt
Mutual surnames you are researching schmitt
Surnames for whom you have additional data schmitt
Comments:
Ancestor research in the Eifel / Germany

It gives an interesting Mailing list under Rootsweb.com. The URL moreover is: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/DEU/DEU-EIFEL.html
In this Mailing list are more than 150 "ancestor's researchers" with active interest in genealogy in the area(field) the Eifel. Possibly the half of these ancestor's researchers are descendants of earlier emigrants and today they live in the U.S.A. dl3ke

 

Name: Blackwelder, Jo Ann <clowes@bakervalley.net>
Date: 2001-09-27
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor unknow
Mutual surnames you are researching Blackwelder
Surnames for whom you have additional data Kemp
Comments:
First time using this hoped to find one of our 1500 from Florida.
 

Name: Steve Muller <stevemuller@msn.com>
Date: 2001-09-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I am related to the Maas family by marriage. My grandfather married the widow of William Mass (d 1897 in S Dakota).
Thanks for the opportunity to visit your website.

 

Name: Robert Maas <RoMa_64@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-09-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor ??
Comments:
Hi,nice site ;-) I'm looking for Maas relatives all over the planet.We're from Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
 

Name: Robert struble <jesus4youalways@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-09-11
Mutual surnames you are researching beardsley
Comments:
Do you have an more information on your william beardsley. I have made of them in my family. I was just wondering if he is my great great grandfather. all i know is that my great great grandfather married etta richardson. If you can help thank u.

sincerely,
robert struble

 

Name: Jeffrey Maass <schmoopierock@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-08-15
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Comments:
Great site... I couldn't find a connection, but if any of you know about a Wilhelm Maass (b. around 1830), married to Antonie Hollin (1837-1903), living in Pommern. They had a son Richard (1861-1908) who came to Canada in 1890. I think he had other siblings. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks!
Jeffrey Maass

 

Name: Katherine (GASTON) LANKFORD <KJBJ@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2001-08-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Elijah L. GASTON-Eunice BENNETT
Mutual surnames you are researching GASTON, BENNETT
Surnames for whom you have additional data GASTON
Comments:
I have volumes on the descendants of Elijah L. GASTON and Eunice BENNETT, of which I am one. My data include Elijah L.'s siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. through several of his children. His son Lauren/Lawrence T. GASTON is my great grandfather.
 

Name: Diane Halstenson <doug_diane@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-12
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Julius - Frank - Arthur
Comments:
Attended the reunion at the Orchid Inn last night. Wanted to let you know both my husband and I enjoyed your informative slide presentation. Thanks!
 

Name: Marilyn A. Lopez <maas140@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-03
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor grandfather: Louie or Louis Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
My mothers father disappeared around 1924 around that time
frame. He was suppose be a Germany sailor who jumped ship
when came to United States. Married Anna Etzel Sulser
in Rock Island Illinois. Never got a divorice from Anna
Maas. Left two daughters and two step-sons. This is the only
information I have on him.

 

Name: Danielle Rossetti <chieflypainted@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-01
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor David Blackwelder ?
Mutual surnames you are researching Blackwelder
Comments:
Dave Blackwelder was my great-uncle from what I can remember. He lived in Dundee FLA I remember visiting when I was young. He is pictured on an Orange Juice carton in the markets (the photo was taken when he was a young man). That is all I remember. Just curious!!!
 

Name: Alfred Zorn <zornmarg@excite.com>
Date: 2001-07-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Albin Koehler, grandfather
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler
Comments:
perfect work; I just wish I could find some relatives of my grandfather from Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (1860).
 

Name: Ryan Maas <rjsm@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-07-23
Comments:
My grandfather has researched our history and i am curious to compare. We ended up in North Dakota after comming from Holland. From there we traveled to Lynden WA (a dutch community near the Canadian border. Thanks for the read into your history.
 

Name: Mary Foreman <lforeman@att.net>
Date: 2001-07-20
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Koehler/Buss
Mutual surnames you are researching All
Surnames for whom you have additional data Buss
Comments:
Gene- Your site is interesting, informative and fun to read. Thanks for the pictures, maps, trip reports plus genealogy. Threshing and feeding the men sound like alot of work but a good time together with friends and family.

Mary


 

Name: Rainer Maaß <rainer.maass@gmx.net>
Date: 2001-07-19
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass
Comments:
Lot of greetings from Germany!
Meine Familie stammt aus der Nähe von Hohen-Schönau in Pommern und zwar aus den Orten Pölitz, Lübzin und Glewitz. Habt ihr Vorfahren aus diesen Orten? Auch bei den Orten Gollnow, Retztow, Damerow und Kartzig könnte ich euch weiterhelfen. Ich bin dabei, die noch erhaltenen Kirchenbücher dieser Gegend nach und nach einzusehen. Der Name Maass taucht dort in fast jedem Kirchenbuch auf. Älter als 1618 ist keines davon. Das älteste Kirchenbuch von Hohen Schönau beginnt im Jahre 1774. Dort müßten zumindest die Eltern von David Maass noch verzeichnet sein.
Bis demnächst,
Rainer

 

Name: Joanna L Dix <jana414@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-07-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Did not find them here
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data descendants of Peter and Talena Maas
Comments:
My ggrandparents are/were Peter and Talena(Alberts) Maas of Pekin, IL. I was just checking to see if anyone had signed in looking for information on them or other descendants. Your site is great, very informative. I will keep checking back, Thanks. JL Dix - Choctaw, OK
 

Name: Margaret Mary Beardslee Coughlin <coughlin@classicrail.com>
Date: 2001-07-07
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Beardsley
Mutual surnames you are researching Beardsley Beardslee
Surnames for whom you have additional data Beardslee
Comments:
My ancestors traced their lineage to William Beardsley. Fortunately member(s) of my grandparents generation did a fairly extensive geneology on the extension of the family that left Fairfield County, CT, in the 1800s and settled in Delaware County, NY. At some point the spelling of the name was changed from 'ey' to 'ee'. I've heard various theories as to the reason, including an attempt to disassociate themselves from some Beardsley's who made moonshine.

There are still Beardslees living in Delaware County. The 1850s family home of John Lewis "Lew" Beardslee still stands (inhabited) in Beerston, NY. He, his wife, Clarissa, and some of their children are all buried in Walton (NY) Cemetary. John and Clarissa are buried in Clarissa's family plot (Beers family) near an amazing 100+ year old Azalea bush.

My family has several diaries from the late 1800s from both John and Clarissa. I will be undertaking a project to record these electronically so that they are not lost to posterity. The diaries are an amazing glimpse into a time past and into personalities that helped shape who we are today.

 

Name: lori maass hayes <lorhayes@pcom.net>
Date: 2001-07-02
Mutual surnames you are researching maass
Comments:
You've done some wonderful research. I hope I can do as well in my search.
Lori

 

Name: Mary Foreman <lforeman@att.net>
Date: 2001-06-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Buss/ Lau
Mutual surnames you are researching Koehler / Vogelmann
Surnames for whom you have additional data Buss/Lau
Comments:
Delighted to locate your site and genealogy information. I will be happy to add our line to your records. Mary in Texas
 

Name: Dominik Richter <stefanie_muelller@web.de>
Date: 2001-05-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Schulz/Jahnke
Comments:
Hello Gene, my cousin!

It´s a wonderful site. You are really enthusiastic to find out from where you come. I hope I could help you a little bit on your search and I´m really proud that my family has such a big and complicated past. And also I´m proud to have a cousin who makes himself such an effort and works so hard to find out to where he belongs.
P.S. Sorry for the bad english but it wasn´t my favourite subject at school.

Bye,says your cousin Dominik and his girlfriend Stefanie.

 

Name: Eligiane <eligiane@zaz.com.br>
Date: 2001-05-01
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
I'm brazilian, and my english is not good, so apology what I write wrong.
My grandmother was Adele Maas, her father, Richard Maas, his parents were Gustav Maas and Catarina Weise, the parents of Gustav were Guilherme Maas and Guilhermina.
Richard was born in Brasil, Blumenau - Santa Catarina, and someone of these ancestrals came from Germany, but I do not now who. That's what I'm looking for.

 

Name: Frank Maas <fmaas@ucla.edu>
Date: 2001-04-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor None
Mutual surnames you are researching Maass/Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data None
Comments:
I come out of a Maas line from the Tyrolean part of Austria. My Grandfather was born in Nauders Austria. I was observing your site as part of my search for information concerning the Maass to Maas name transition. The area of Austria we come from has many of both spellings and controversy concerning whether the line is the same abounds with half saying "one big family" and the other half saying "we are different". Even though our lines don't seem to cross anywhere, you have done a great job with your site. Keep it up.
 

Name: Jackie Wood <tanimara@townsqr.com>
Date: 2001-04-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Harrington
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Comments:
Please join us at Harringtongen at Yahoo.. we are a group of about 64 cousins all researching the Southern Harrington lines... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/harringtongen

Jackie Wood list moderator


 

Name: Joyce Curry <jocurry@2xtreme.net>
Date: 2001-04-22
Mutual surnames you are researching Bartelt and Westphal
Comments:
While I did not recognize the Bartelt as one of mine, that family seems to have moved around a good deal and he could fit into my genealogy someplace. I have just discovered the surname Westphal as one of mine and know little of it. It was interesting to see so many familiar place names, and surnames that seem to have moved together to Marathon county, Wisconsin.
Very nice web site; I enjoyed it. Joyce Curry

 

Name: Marlene Wobser LaGasse <marla@whidbey.com>
Date: 2001-04-19
Comments:
A pleasant thought from the past that I would like to share with you: In the 1950's I was in a folkdance group (Schwaben-Verein) and I met a young man from Germany who was named Ludwig Just. Another member of our group, Dorothy Love, fell in love with Ludie and they were married. I think I have retained this memory over the years because of the wedding banns which read "Just-Love". This was in Rochester, NY. Happy hunting Gene.
Marlene

 

Name: Heide Hildebrandt <teek@firemail.de>
Date: 2001-04-15
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Auguste Viktoria von Pachucki, Grandmother
Mutual surnames you are researching von Pachucki
Comments:
Hello,
I found something about the surname "VON PACHUCKI" on your webside. There are two matches. But I could not found the parts. Please can you help me? My email-adress:< teek@firemail.de> Thanks.
Heide Hildebrandt

 

Name: Allie and john maas <benes85@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-04-02
Comments:
Most of my ancestors come from Holland. (maas) one was a ruler in belgium
any idea of how to learn more? email me

 

Name: Allie maas <benes85@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-04-02
Comments:
very good and useful
 

Name: Phil Harrington <phil.harrington@cableinet.co.uk>
Date: 2001-03-30
Mutual surnames you are researching Harrington
Surnames for whom you have additional data Harrington
Comments:
Greetings from another Harrington across the pond. I enjoyed browsing your site, but couldn't make any links unfortunately. I have a small website detailing my family research at http://www.philharrington.co.uk
Tak e a look if you find time and good luck with your research.
Kind Regards
Phil

 

Name: Charles H. Beardsley <woodchuc38@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-20
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Norma
Comments:
I'm new at this and am a bit confused, give me a few weeks to find time to come back, and perhaps I can add a bit more material for you. Very interesting..........
 

Name: Tami Letcher Berger <papi95@ictc.com>
Date: 2001-01-21
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Earl Letchers, daughter
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger,Letcher
Surnames for whom you have additional data none
Comments:
Very nice web page.
 

Name: Barbara B. West <user180321@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-30
Mutual surnames you are researching Blackwelder
Comments:
Searching for Descendents of Phillip Augustus Blackwelder of Alexander County, N C.
 

Name: alice maass <AMaaLib@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-05
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor maass
Mutual surnames you are researching maass
Surnames for whom you have additional data n|a
Comments:
I believe that you may have some information on my part of the Maass history. I know that I have a great aunt named Bertha, who was the sister of Heinz Maass. The name was and is spelled with the traditional double Es. My family, too is from Pommern. I would like to know what additional information you may have. The Maass name was common, which I have come to learn. However, you are the only ones from Pommern that I have found. Please respond ASAP. I would like to know more about this area of the Maass name.
Thank You
Alice Maass

 

Name: Robin <rhurst@kalama.com>
Date: 2000-11-26
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Schwarzwalder Cousin
Mutual surnames you are researching Schwarzwalder/Blackwelder
Comments:
I'm searching BLACKWELDER/SCHWARZWALDER family on my mother's side, i just came across your web site and see that you had the family listed. so i'm really excited to see
that some one else is doing the same research that i am doing. i would be willing to share info. with you if i can.

thank you
rhurst@kalama.com

 

Name: Jon Rosenberg <JRosenberg@cfu.net>
Date: 2000-11-17
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
Hi there ... I stumbled upon your site while viewing a site by Brian Bauman and was intrigued by the Maas surname. I have Maas ancestors from the Ostfriesian area. From what I see there is no relation to the two but perhaps there is something I may have missed. You may want to take a look at my gen websites at Rootsweb or World Connect.
BTW is there a Maas family site?

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rosenberg/Rosenberg.gen/INDEX.HTM

http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SRCH&db=jrosenberg&surname=M

 

Name: Stephen Maas <redmc3@earthlink.net>
Date: 2000-10-30
Comments:
Just cruisin' the web looking for potential relatives/ancestors.

Steve

 

Name: Ernest L. Groth <egroth@pcrs.net>
Date: 2000-10-25
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Amelia Maas Groth
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
My grandmother Amelia Married Herman Groth from Cedarbug Wisconsin she was from Sheboygan.
 

Name: Ron Wrucke <75107.621@compuserve.com>
Date: 2000-10-11
Comments:
.. just wanted to say thanks for your response to my GenForum inquiry re. Daniel Maass; excellent website, btw! - good job - easy to navigate and well contructed.

Ron Wrucke

 

Name: Rosemary Corda <TeacherRC@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-29
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Surnames for whom you have additional data Meidinger
Comments:
Loved your website! It made our visit to Neipperg in July much more meaningful.
 

Name: Christine Dake <chrisdake@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-08-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Emma Rieck, daughters great great great grandmother
Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck, Schulz
Surnames for whom you have additional data Emma Rieck
Comments:
You have a wonderful site. I had information on the Riecks going back to Germany, but I was unable to read the writing. Thanks to you I have made sense of it. It had all the same information that you had.
once again thank you.

 

Name: Willem Maas <wgmaas@Pl.net>
Date: 2000-08-19
Comments:
I came accross your site by pure accident.


My family-chain runs through Sout Africa back to europe.

Great work so far!

 

Name: Bertha Letcher <sheriff@daktel.com>
Date: 2000-08-08
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Lydia Maas, Sister
Mutual surnames you are researching Meidinger
Comments:
Enjoyed looking at your page, Gene.
 

Name: Mr. Lynn Lee Maas <PiratesAlley@uia.net>
Date: 2000-07-14
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Louie Maas
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Comments:
Louie Maas had 5 or 6 brothers in the midwest or Dakota area. I'm looking for their decedents.
 

Name: Ken&Beverly(HUMKE)Browning <ken@indy.net>
Date: 2000-05-28
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Carl Robert Brandt
Comments:
You have an excellent web page. I wanted to look at your web page before I answered your last e-mail(Re:Information on ships).
 

Name: David F.Maas <dfmaas@ballistic.com>
Date: 2000-03-12
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Julius Maas Great grandfather
Comments:
Great job Gene,
Keep up the quality work
Dave and Julie

 

Name: Duane Maas <duane.maas@lmco.com>
Date: 2000-02-15
Comments:
Fantastic! I need to explore a lot more of it yet, but I can tell you've really put a lot of work into this. Great job!
 

Name: Al and Olive Maas <almaas@compuserve.com>
Date: 2000-01-30
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Frank Maas - oldest son
Comments:
Am just learning to use the Web Site, with the help of Brother Ed. Appreciate your work, Gene and Norma!!!
 

Name: patti krier <paktrees@sparc.isl.net>
Date: 2000-01-29
Mutual surnames you are researching Maas
Surnames for whom you have additional data Maas, Heinrich
Comments:
Maas Heinrich Born jan 7,1819 Germany Died Dec 15, 1897
buried Evergreen Cem/Kossuth, WI married Helen Spoenchen.

 

Name: Earl King <king@myriad.net>
Date: 2000-01-25
Comments:
Congratulations on a splendid website! I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. As you may recall from a previous email, I descend from Hinterpommern folk [Kreis Neustettin]. Your trip report made me imagine what it would be like to visit the land of my ancestors. Thank you, Gene!
 

Name: Cleta Terrell <cterrell@juno.com>
Date: 2000-01-23
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Francis Vanderburg
Mutual surnames you are researching Vanderburg
Surnames for whom you have additional data Vanderburg
Comments:
Gene, Your site is fabulous! I really enjoyed my visit and
learned a lot more about my relatives.

 

Name: Edward J. Maas <ejmaass@maxminn.com>
Date: 2000-01-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Frank Maas - Dad
Comments:
None - Just signing in
 

Name: Bessie Van Tassel <TruBess@aol.com>
Date: 2000-01-22
Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Harrington
Comments:
Hello, Cousin Gene, your Web Site is very nice. Congratulations!! I enjoyed every page. It is all so very pretty and nice. It seems you have traveled a lot, and your travel stories are interesting to read. Thanks for mentioning my Web Site.

Bessie Van Tassel

 

Name: Lisa Peterson <ljpeters@cord.edu>
Date: 2000-01-22
Comments:
It looks really wonderful uncle Gene. I just want to thank you for all the hard work you have put into compiling our ancestral history. We all appreciate it!