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Name: Keith Johnson <email@example.com> Date: 2015-11-28 Surnames for whom you have additional data Kruger Comments:
Many times I have come across your site and research. I am very intrigued by your trips and experience in dealing with both countries of Germany and Poland. I would like to discuss in greater detail with you lessons learned and different approaches to having a successful fact finding trip.
Name: Dennis O'Brien <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2015-11-15 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Martin Friedrich Maass - ggg-gf Mutual surnames you are researching Maass, Hagemann Comments:
Martin Friedrich Maass (1783-1869); d.Brussow, Brandenburg
Charlotte Louise Maass (1828-1872); b.Brussow, d.Sterling, IL
Name: Barb <email@example.com> Date: 2015-10-07 Comments:
I read most of your web site tonight and thought it very interesting, well put together, and informative. We're not related but I am trying to find several different ancestors who came from Pommerania, so I have been visiting different sites. I thought the story from John in 1842 was interesting. It gave me an idea of what my ancestors went through. Thanks for the insight! Barb
Name: Jim Zuelow <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2015-10-07 Mutual surnames you are researching Maass Comments:
My 3rd great grandmother is Sophie Maass, born about 1780 in Hensen, near Belgard. She married Karl Friedrich Zuelow (1758 - Sep 9, 1832).
You have an excellent website!
Name: Marylyn D'Amore Kruger <email@example.com> Date: 2015-10-05 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Martha Maas Comments:
My grandmother Martha Maas lived in Wausau, WI, her parents were from Germany. she got maried to Wilbur Genrich in the early 1900's. I do research on ancestry.com. I recently read about Hermann Maas who was a pastor, who helped the jews. I have to find out if he is someone in my family tree.
Name: Roger Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2015-07-30 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Blackwelders, et al Comments:
I am using your photo of St. Martin Lutheran Church in NC on Find-A-Grave for one of our ancestors. If that is not OK - please let me know ASAP and I will remove it. Thank you.
Name: Harry Christopher Maas, Jr. <email@example.com> Date: 2015-05-01 Mutual surnames you are researching Maas, Fleckenstein; Flechenstein; Fleck Surnames for whom you have additional data Maas, Hobbs Comments:
I'm 17 in Texas, many of my family members have done research which i'm not as of yet privy to, however, i would like to see if this family is one i'm a part of
Name: Pat Seibert <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2015-03-12 Comments:
Quite a few years back you wrote about a trip to Pomerania where my Bruehl ancestors immigrated from.I would love to make that trip. Herman BRUEHL (father August) emigrated to Harrisburg, PA, USA in 1880. He owned a leather factory in Treptow on Rega.
Thank you for this website.
Name: Senaida Maas <email@example.com> Date: 2015-02-19 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Wife to Robert E. Maas Mutual surnames you are researching Reverand Maas Comments:
Was able to view my husbands' memorial site. May he rest in peace in that beautiful place.
Name: Paul Stache <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2015-01-11 Comments:
My Maas ancestors also came from Pommern. My great-great-grandfather, Friedrich Maas, son of Friedrich and Friederike (geb Uttech) Maas, was from Trechel, Kreis Naugard. He was born 1836 and came to America 1872
Name: Barbara Jean Slaton <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: Mary Janice Vanderburg Hagberg <M.email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: Lance Loveland <email@example.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.
Name: Floyd Patrick <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: Daryl Rieck <email@example.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.
Name: Theresa Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2012-11-18 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Ingen Comments:
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.
Leif och Angela Ilmestrand
Name: Frank Edson Maass <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-11-02 Comments:
I'm from Brazil / Pomerode
Name: Ellen Thorne Morris <Thorne.email@example.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:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org > 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2012-01-20 Comments:
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.
Name: Harry Joseph Maas <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2011-12-13 Comments:
just wanted to look for family
Name: Ronald Hagen <firstname.lastname@example.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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
105 5th St SE
Waseca, MN 56093
Name: kate <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Name: Claudia Schiller <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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,
Name: ANNA MARIE WHEELER <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Thank you.
Name: Daniel A. Budach <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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.
Cooper City, Florida
Name: Nancy Correl <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: Lillian Maas <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: Marina Borkowskis <email@example.com> 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.
Marina Borkowskis (Australia)
Name: Elaine Simon nee Hoft <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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!
Name: Steve Grattan <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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.
Name: William George Maass <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-05-10 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Unknown at this time. Mutual surnames you are researching Maas/Smrz/Lorentz Comments:
Name: Karen Beardsley <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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:
Name: Robin Sprague <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 grÃ¼sse hiermit alle meine NamesbrÃ¼der.
Name: Leonard R. Kelly Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-21 Comments:
I typed in my last name and went to this site.
Name: Patricia Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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
Name: Donald Larsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Don and Lana Larsen
Name: James Wikkerink <email@example.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.
Name: tom Beardsley <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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:
Name: Kathy Brady <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2008-02-02 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maaß,Maass,Maas,Maahs Comments:
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.
Microfilm 047 2900 - LDS.
Família Maaß : Schulzenhagen – 42 a 46
¨ Lassehne – 47 e 48
Família Nöhrenberg de: Lassehne- 49 e 50
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
Maaß ( Pommern/Preußen) = Maass,Maas,Maahs ( Brasil )
Name: Olaf Maaß <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: email@example.com
Name: Shaun Rieck <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-12-22 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor William Rieck Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck Comments:
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
Name: Jan Kokrda <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
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 <email@example.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.
Sincerely and respectfully
Ronald D Pomplun
Name: Diane Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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] <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-09-17 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Reinholdt Just Mutual surnames you are researching As above Comments:
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.
Name: Carol Morris <email@example.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.
Name: Daniel Vanderburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Name: Hershel Bagby <email@example.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:
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-01-06 Mutual surnames you are researching Maas Surnames for whom you have additional data Hoffman Comments:
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?
Name: Monja Schocker <email@example.com> Date: 2006-12-20 Comments:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-11-27 Mutual surnames you are researching Rieck Comments:
Looking for connections to the Riecks of Macomb County,
Name: Carl E. Vanderburg <email@example.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:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Richard W. Scheife 80 yrs old live in Jupiter Fl.
Name: Aimee <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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 <email@example.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.
Name: jamie maas <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-09-17 Comments:
hi, ran across your website and liked it....jamie
Name: barbara <email@example.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?? firstname.lastname@example.org my second cousin is email@example.com 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:)
Name: Karen Durigon <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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.
Name: Donna Schultz <Schultz120@comcast.net> Date: 2006-06-12 Mutual surnames you are researching Schulz Comments:
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!
Name: Bobbie Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-04-24 Comments:
A great work and many thanks for sharing.
Name: Rusty Maas <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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:
Name: George McNeillie <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
Name: Anette Adams (Luttkus) <email@example.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.
Name: Nancy Sybel Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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!
Name: Roxanne Jones <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: hilfe walescha schulz <email@example.com> Date: 2005-11-29 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor johan schulz Comments:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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
Oscar ST (earlier resident from Stargard in Pomerania)
Name: erwin p overcast <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Erwin P. Overcast
Name: Kevin Maas <email@example.com> 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:
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.
Name: Richard Philipp Sauer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Fort Wayne, IN
Name: bev winchenbach <email@example.com> Date: 2005-07-26 Comments:
You have a beautiful site!!
Name: Torsten <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-07-26 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas Comments:
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.
Name: Joyce Hathaway <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2005-07-18 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Braunsforth Comments:
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.
Name: Phyllis J. Sarow Cantwell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Name: Maurla HAEHLEN White <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-05-01 Comments:
Hi I am Olivier Morelle
My grandfather is Dr. Claus Karnop.
I think that this side is very good.
Name: Mauro Rieck da Rocha <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2005-04-15 Comments:
You have a nice site. Our website is www.kinttupolku.com
Name: Amy Harrington <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Name: Madolyn Hayne <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Name: Hal Harrington <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: Todd Maas <Maas Todd @aol.com> Date: 2005-01-26 Comments:
Looking for family
Name: Susan Koller <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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!
Name: Veronica Just <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: w.h.Rieck <email@example.com> 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
Name: Natalie Maas <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-10-26 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Maas Comments:
Name: Ralph Schmidt <email@example.com> 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?
Name: Marc Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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:
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.
Name: Ken Vaughn <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2004-08-09 Comments:
laider kann ich kein englisch aber würde ich mich interesieren über Familie Langkafel, natürlich kostenlos.
Mit freundlichen Gruß
Name: Cary Maas <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, who has much info on Vanderburgs
Name: Kathleen O'Callaghan <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
Name: kyle sims <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: dorothy eichner <email@example.com> 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.
Name: Gary Ewen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
Name: Mary A. Mena(Loomans) Maas <email@example.com> Date: 2004-05-20 Mutual surnames you are researching Fredrich Maas Comments:
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.
Name: Jeff Jahn <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2004-05-05 Comments:
Name: Joan Koehler Dumelle <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Lew White <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2004-03-10 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor Fred Meidinger Comments:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
Name: Renee Werth <email@example.com> 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.
Renee Adams Werth
Name: Melvin Jack Luedke <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> Date: 2004-01-22 Mutual surnames you are researching Hartwig Surnames for whom you have additional data Fett Kosanke Lieder Klemz Comments:
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
Name: Janet Menning <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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:
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.
Name: Marita Manns Maass <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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.
Name: Laura Jeanne Block Rice <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <EleanLemail@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
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.
Name: Dorothy M. Monson <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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 <email@example.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.
Name: Laura Maas <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-08-14 Comments:
Just starting out.Have some info on Beardsley's in Minnesota and Montana.
Name: Delores Bryan <email@example.com> Date: 2003-08-01 Comments:
You have a beautiful family genealogy here.
Name: Jason Schulz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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?
Name: Mary Maas <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Ashley Victoria Maas <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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.
Sigrid Blau geb. Rieck
Name: Mickey Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Name: Loretta mattei <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-05-09 Name and relation of a mutual ancestor none that I know of Comments: