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Name: Klaus Lahr <klausl@wcc.mb.ca>
Date: 2006-05-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Stahl/ Bitburg
What surnames are you researching? Winnipeg/Canada
Where are you located? Berscheid
Comments:
How can I support your efforts? with $$$$ thank you for your hard work Klaus
 

Name: marge ganser-heibel <margegh@charter.net>
Date: 2006-03-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? mettendorf
What surnames are you researching? Washington State USA
Where are you located? Ganser
Comments:
I am trying to locate this web site..was able to access it until about two weeks ago...HELP!!!!..invaluable to my genealogy research re: the Ganser families in Mettendorf.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pick/mettendo.txt

 

Name: Fern Schultz Beetsch <ferntchret@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-23
What surnames are you researching? Napa Ca. USA
Where are you located? Johann Schultz, Madalena Hartwig
Comments:
I am also researching the family of Philip Wohlhuter and Christina Scholz. Thank you
 

Name: klaus Lahr <klausl@wcc.mb.ca>
Date: 2005-12-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? peffingen, ferschweiler,wallendorf,stahl , bitburg.
What surnames are you researching? winnipeg, mb. Canada
Where are you located? berscheid, noesges,bartzen,lahr
Comments:
you have a great site, I would like to thank you for the great sevice you have done to all us that are searching almost daily through your data. thank you and the very best of the season to you and your family,.... Klaus
 

Name: klaus Lahr <klausl@wcc.mb.ca>
Date: 2005-12-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? peffingen, ferschweiler,wallendorf,stahl , bitburg.
What surnames are you researching? winnipeg, mb. Canada
Where are you located? berscheid, noesges,bartzen,lahr
Comments:
you have a great site, I would like to thank you for the great sevice you have done to all us that are searching almost daily through your data. thank you and the very best of the season to you and your family,.... Klaus
 

Name: Hans-Willy Boogaard <h.w.boogaard@hccnet.nl>
Date: 2005-02-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Daun. Kr.Dockweiler
What surnames are you researching? Scholzen, Schneider, Mueller
Where are you located? EDE, HOLLAND
Comments:
Guten Abend,
Ich such weitere informationen von Meinen Grossvater und
Übergrossvater.
Johannes Scholzen. Geb: 29.10.1867. Geb.zu Daun .Kr.Dockweiler
verh.mit Marie Schneider. Geb: 07.07.1874 zu Hühnerfeld Taunus
Vater von Johannes ist Josephi Scholzen .verh.mit Christinae
Müller. Haben sie noch Geschwister gehabt. Wann Geheiratet und gestorben usw.
Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Bemühungen . M.fr.GR.

Hans-Willy

 

Name: Jennifer Martino <!@#>
Date: 2005-02-09
Comments:
than k you
jenn martino

 

Name: weis <e.weis.tuv@t-online.de>
Date: 2004-06-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Outscheid / Utscheid
What surnames are you researching? Wuppertal Germany
Where are you located? Miller, Jacob + Gertrud
Comments:
Mr.Jacob Miller is diet on 25 July 1951 to Chicago. His Birthday is ~ 20.o7.1864. I find e letter in my Mother Haus.

I like to find his Familie in Chicago.

 

Name: Donald Slinger <scvcia1@juno.com>
Date: 2004-06-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Fliessem, Wissmannsdorf, Bitburg
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Karp, Wagener
Comments:
I have looked at a number of the micorfilm and now have found our information. Thank you for all of your work. This is helpful.
 

Name: Carole Rausc h Camarlinghi <avoncrc@msn.com>
Date: 2004-06-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Obergegen, Quiddelbach
What surnames are you researching? California
Where are you located? Rausch, Nisius
Comments:
How do I get a copy of an original birth certificate for an ancestor from Quiddelbach and Obergegen? I have a note from the Trier Archive listing birth dates from Obergegen but not copies of the originals. All I got from Adenau was copies of what is on a microfilm. Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Name: yvette johnson <ykjohnson@porterhedges.com>
Date: 2004-06-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? looking for Wernershof
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? barthold, huebner, bretschneider, nitsche, kempin
Comments:
I have been unsuccessful at finding any evidence of a town called Wernershof. However, the ship immigration records from my great-grandmother's journey to Texas from Bremen show her and her parents traveled from "Wernershof." I don't know if there is something that sounds similar or if the transcriber misunderstood them. Do you think you can help?
 

Name: Jennie Vertrees <backwood@grm.net>
Date: 2004-06-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Rimschweiler and Hornbach
What surnames are you researching? Princeton, Missouri
Where are you located? Gohn and Krantzdorf/Grenzdorf
Comments:
This is a fantastic site and I'm amazed you had time to do all this work and work full-time plus rearing a family too. I've been in the Eifel District of Germany and heard the monks do the Gregorian Chant at Maria Laach.
Just as an aside, my brother-in-law, Roy Allen Vertrees, was in the Bureau of Reclamation in the same area as you. Is it possible you may have met him somewhere among your travels. His first project was at Riverton, Wyoming, back in the 1930s.

 

Name: Jennie Vertrees <backwood@grm.net>
Date: 2004-06-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? None at this time
What surnames are you researching? Princeton, Missouri
Where are you located? Gohn and Krantzdorf/Grenzdorf
Comments:
This is a fantastic site and I'm amazed you had time to do all this work and work full-time plus rearing a family too. I've been in the Eifel District of Germany and heard the monks do the Gregorian Chant at Maria Laach.
Just as an aside, my brother-in-law, Roy Allen Vertrees, was in the Bureau of Reclamation in the same area as you. Is it possible you may have met him somewhere among your travels. His first project was at Riverton, Wyoming, back in the 1930s.

 

Name: Warren Haase <janwgh@localnet.com>
Date: 2004-06-15
What surnames are you researching? Oregon
Where are you located? Haase, Behnke
Comments:
Looking for data on great grandfather Johan Haase and great grandmother Juliana Ann nee Behnke. Known to have lived in the area of Thorn, West Prussia, around the early youth (1880)of my grandfather Johan Julius Haase, but do not have any positive data as to whether this was their home town.
 

Name: Tommie Siegeler <tsiegeler@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-06-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Seehausen, Scharfbillig
What surnames are you researching? Belleview,Fl
Where are you located? Siegeler, Ulrich
Comments:
Looking for anyinformation on the above names, my G-Grandfather was Louis Siegeler born{Sept.21,1839 in Seehausen,Prussia. Also G grandfather Ernst Ulrich, not much information he married in Germany to Louise or Louisa
finger, any infor would be so very appreshiated.Congradulations on your outstanding work on this site.!

 

Name: Tommie Siegeler <tsiegeler@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-06-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Seehausen, Scharfbillig
What surnames are you researching? Belleview,Fl
Where are you located? Siegeler, Ulrich
Comments:
Looking for anyinformation on the above names, my G-Grandfather was Louis Siegeler born{Sept.21,1839 in Seehausen,Prussia. Also G grandfather Ernst Ulrich, not much information he married in Germany to Louise or Louisa
finger, any infor would be so very appreshiated.

 

Name: Margaret Miesterfeld <mahmiest@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-06-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? searching Hannover
What surnames are you researching? Michigan
Where are you located? Hartmann in Hannover
Comments:
You have done an outstanding job on the towns in the Eifel area. I wish you were related to me, but I doubt it. I have been tracing my family in Horschbach, Bavaria and Hatzenbuhl, Pfalz. Also in Letschin and Kienwerder, Brandenburg; Wertheim below Stuttgart on the Main River; and now in Hannover. When you find your Wilhelm Hartmann in the U.S. records saying he was from Hannover.....well, that is a pretty big place. It is almost like saying he is from Germany. Keep up the good work. You are helping a lot of people.

Margaret

 

Name: Virgil <jumpbox@msn.com>
Date: 2004-06-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ???
What surnames are you researching? MO, USA
Where are you located? Latal; Lattal
Comments:
Johann Lattal and family landed in USA (Baltimore) on 14 June 1862. Listed home as Bohemen
 

Name: Alys Wilder Smith <asmith@cmaaccess.com>
Date: 2004-06-12
What surnames are you researching? NV
Where are you located? MITZNER
Comments:
trying to locate my grandmother, LOUISE MITZNER, born May 1848 Prussia, Germany. I have no other information other than she was married January 1870 Chicago, IL to Mans Wilder from Petersdorf, Fehmarn, Schlesweg-Holstein, Germany.
Appreciate your help if you can point me in any direction. It is difficult to ask questions when you don't know names of people or locations.
Thanks you for your consideration. alys wilder smith

 

Name: Mary McCanney Finley <marmfin@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-12
What surnames are you researching? Chester County, Pennsylvania
Where are you located? Kuntzmann, Lambert, Nahm, Veit
Comments:
Your website is absolutely stunning! My Kuntzmann/Lambert are Alsace-Lorraine and I haven't gotten there yet! Nahm/Veit list Baden on US Census and I haven't gotten there either! Your wonderful website gives me hope!
Thank you. Even though I think I must search elsewhere reading your information is a pleasure.
Mary McCanney Finley

 

Name: carol <sturmancarol@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2004-06-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unsure
What surnames are you researching? SC
Where are you located? Koster
Comments:
Great webstie!!! I can see the hard work you have put into it. And I know that is appreciated by many.
I am researching the surname Koster. When they immigrated to the US the amulut over the o was dropped. Butthis happens to be my brick wall.

 

Name: Lynda Ward <lqward62@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-06-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? not sure
What surnames are you researching? Summer Lake, Oregon
Where are you located? Faust
Comments:
I'm not sure you can help. The only info I have is my great grandmothers name was MARY ANN FAUST, born 1852 in IL. Her father was born in Hesse-D and her mother was born on Wurtemburg. That's all I know. Do you have any suggestions on how I might find their names? I'm rather new at this. This is a great site and you have put a lot of work into it. Thanks.


 

Name: Elaine Jorgensen <ejorge@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-11
What surnames are you researching? Sumner, WA
Where are you located? Witte-Morganstern
Comments:
Thank you, and I hope I find someone, Elaine J
 

Name: Chris Boyette <charrisboyette@mindspring.com>
Date: 2004-06-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Unknown
What surnames are you researching? Tampa, Florida, U. S. A.
Where are you located? Happold, Braun
Comments:
Not sure what part of Germany my ancestors came from. Looking forward to studying your information.

You have really put a lot of work into this. Thank you for your efforts.

 

Name: Sheridan <sheridan@interx.net>
Date: 2004-06-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wiesbaum
What surnames are you researching? California
Where are you located? Plag, Dinspiel (Dinspelt)
Comments:
Thank you for your many hours of work compiling this information. It has truly helped me take another chink out of my brick wall. Do you know if anyone else has done similar work for the Neustadt/Wied near Asbach area?
 

Name: Kathy Moody <kathyjm41@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dahlem
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin
Where are you located? Soens, Buengers
Comments:
I'm looking for the ancestors of John Buengers b.1810 and Agnes Soens Buengers b.1807. They came to the U.S. about 1845 with their daughter, Agnes. They were settled in Racine, Wis. by the time their son, John Peter was born in 1847.
 

Name: William Bertch <webertch@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-06-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Badem, Bitburg, Trier, Korperich
What surnames are you researching? Omaha, NE
Where are you located? Frost, Schmitz, Becker, Marx, Arnoldy
Comments:
Great web-site Tom. Thanks for all the hard work.
 

Name: Gloria Kennedy <glkake68@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-06-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bitburg, Rittersdorf
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Ehlenz, Schlosser
Comments:
I'm looking for Frank Ehlenz, born in about 1826, who married Lucy Schlosser, born in 1841. They married in La Crosse, WI in 1864. I'm looking for ancestors of either of them.

You have a wonderful site! I'm amazed at the info you have collected and so graciously put on-line for the rest of us to use. Thanks much.

 

Name: Dennis Edinger <dennise9@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-06-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Edingen, Kirrweiler
What surnames are you researching? Orlando, FL USA
Where are you located? Edinger/Eddinger/Ettinger
Comments:
Hello,

I'm looking for my Palantinate Edinger ancestors in the Rhineplatz area. In particular, Abraham Edinger b.1724 and his family. Can you help?

I note that your Edingen town data contains no Edinger names.

Thanks in advance.

Dennis Edinger

 

Name: N. Kellen <islek@gmx.net>
Date: 2004-06-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Heckhuscheid
What surnames are you researching? Katy/Texas
Where are you located? Casper
Comments:
Tom,
where can I find the Village of HECKHUSCHEID?

 

Name: HAMILIUS Marcel <mhamiliu@pt.lu>
Date: 2004-06-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? All
What surnames are you researching? Belvaux / Luxembourg
Where are you located? HAMILIUS and HAMELIUS
Comments:
Hello,

Probably the origin of my name was HAMELIUS. Therefore I search all possible ways to find out if I'm right.

I thank you for all possible Help I can have.


 

Name: Lloyd Schuld <lschuld@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-06-04
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin
Where are you located? Schuld
Comments:
Looking for Mathias Schuld - only info. is that he and his wife emigrated from Prussia, Germany
 

Name: Linda Kramer-Edwards <edwardssl@att.net>
Date: 2004-06-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Huscheid
What surnames are you researching? Aurora IL
Where are you located? Steffes
Comments:
Hello Mr. Pick,

Thanks again for all your hard work on this project, it has been a tremendous help to me. You've certainly earned your retirement. I'm a little stuck on something and I hope I can answer a quick question. Your home page states that if there are no LDS numbers indicated, that the church record was probably from one of the nearby towns you list. The town I'm looking in is Huscheid and you say the records begin in 1667. I want to order the microfilm that the records are in, butI can't find any church records from nearby towns that go back to 1667 in the LDS Library.

Could I please bother you to tell me which parish the Huscheid information came from.

Thanks in advance.

 

Name: Patricia Pitman <ladydog@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2004-06-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Braunschweig/Grasleben
What surnames are you researching? Australia
Where are you located? VonThiele/Thielenand Roon
Comments:
My Grandfather was as i know born 27-12-1879 Braunschweig known as Frank Von Thiele/Thielen, parents Frank Von Thiele/Thielen and Whilhelmina Roon,I have tried all avenues to find this family but no results, my Grandfather came to Australia 1905 he worked on the Ship Irmingard as a trimmer, and on the ships manifest it states he was from Grasleben,his name could be Francis? could you help me with the surnames THIELE/THIELEN AND ROON I WOULD DEARLY LOVE TO FIND IF THERE WERE ANY OTHER SIBLINGS or any information about my Great Grandparents Frank and Whilhelmina,
i have tried B>D>M Braunschweig but no results and churches in Grasleben but no results,
any help would be greatly appreciated,
I THINK YOUR SITE IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE SEEN
THANK YOU
Patricia

 

Name: Joine Wolford <pippin@cbpu.com>
Date: 2004-05-29
What surnames are you researching? Michigan
Where are you located? Meyer, Sandmann, Wiswasser, Wolford
Comments:
They would have settled in Ohio.
 

Name: Robert Heinz <jheinz5376@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Irrhausen, Reipeldingen and Daleiden
What surnames are you researching? England
Where are you located? Heinz, Heintz, Heintzen, Schwinden
Comments:
I think your dedication to your research into the families of the Eifel Region is fantastic, i only wish i had your staying power. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with family ties to the Heinz and Schwinden families from Irrhausen,Arzfeld,Daleiden and Reipeldingen
many thanks
Bob

 

Name: Robert Heinz <jheinz5376@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Irrhausen, Reipeldingen and Daleiden
What surnames are you researching? England
Where are you located? Heinz, Heintz, Heintzen, Schwinden
Comments:
I think your dedication to your research into the families of the Eifel Region is fantastic, i only wish i had your staying power. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with family ties to the Heinz and Schwinden families from Irrhausen,Arzfeld,Daleiden and Reipeldingen
many thanks
Bob

 

Name: Robert Heinz <jheinz5376@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Irrhausen, Reipeldingen and Daleiden
What surnames are you researching? England
Where are you located? Heinz, Heintz, Heintzen, Schwinden
Comments:
I think your dedication to your research into the families of the Eifel Region is fantastic, i only wish i had your staying power. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with family ties to the Heinz and Schwinden families from Irrhausen,Arzfeld,Daleiden and Reipeldingen
many thanks
Bob

 

Name: Robert Heinz <jheinz5376@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Irrhausen, Reipeldingen and Daleiden
What surnames are you researching? England
Where are you located? Heinz, Heintz, Heintzen, Schwinden
Comments:
I think your dedication to your research into the families of the Eifel Region is fantastic, i only wish i had your staying power. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with family ties to the Heinz and Schwinden families from Irrhausen,Arzfeld,Daleiden and Reipeldingen
many thanks
Bob

 

Name: Robert Heinz <jheinz5376@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Irrhausen, Reipeldingen and Daleiden
What surnames are you researching? England
Where are you located? Heinz, Heintz, Heintzen, Schwinden
Comments:
I think your dedication to your research into the families of the Eifel Region is fantastic, i only wish i had your staying power. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with family ties to the Heinz and Schwinden families from Irrhausen,Arzfeld,Daleiden and Reipeldingen
many thanks
Bob

 

Name: Robert Heinz <jheinz5376@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Irrhausen, Reipeldingen and Daleiden
What surnames are you researching? England
Where are you located? Heinz, Heintz, Heintzen, Schwinden
Comments:
I think your dedication to your research into the families of the Eifel Region is fantastic, i only wish i had your staying power. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with family ties to the Heinz and Schwinden families from Irrhausen,Arzfeld,Daleiden and Reipeldingen
many thanks
Bob

 

Name: Mary Ann King <mak@surewest.net>
Date: 2004-05-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? many
What surnames are you researching? Granite Bay, California
Where are you located? Ehlen, Vogelsburg, Hess (Heess), Gasbers, Retz (Reetz), Bartolomes, Klinkhammers, etc..
Comments:
Hello again. I would like to know where u have researched most of your data. An LDS Family History Center, Salt Lake, or? In the data u have posted, there are numerous spellings for names which have a double ss, but u have spelled with an "fs," such as Heefs for the name of Heess or Hess, and Efser for Esser. Do u do this to indicate the Old German spelling, or what? I hope u continue with your research. I have a few names which seem to come from nearby areas in Belgium and the Netherlands. Has researching towns in Belgium been more difficult for u than for those in the Eifel area in Germany? Any hints would be appreciated. Again, great website and hope u don't leave the field of genealogy. Have u thought about publishing a book re the Eifel area families? Just a thought. Could be a way to raise funds for your research expenses.
 

Name: Michelle Roberts <mom26girls@consolidated.net>
Date: 2004-05-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Korperich
What surnames are you researching? Illinois
Where are you located? Frost (Frast/frascht), Reiter (Reuter)
Comments:
Thanks! :)
 

Name: Trudy Molina Ohm <sasduco@bsab.com>
Date: 2004-05-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Birgel
What surnames are you researching? Spain
Where are you located? Serve, Küpper, Surges
Comments:
This is a wonderful site, great job!

Peter Serve and Gertrude Küpper married in Birgel 14.1.1851.
Peter Serve was born in Birgel 4.10.1819 as a son of Carolus Serve and Margaret Surges.
Looking for information about Küpper family, parents of Carolus Serve and Margaret Surges.
Who knows where the Küpper and Surges come from?

 

Name: Carol Trotman <caroltrotman@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2004-05-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ernzen, Bollendorf
What surnames are you researching? Ontario, Canada
Where are you located? Spang, Mergen, Schmidtt, Michels, Bauer
Comments:
Kirchenbuch for Ernzen is a bit difficult to read in places since it is in latin.
Your data has answered my question about Joannes Spang and Anna Maria Molitor - it appears she was his first wife.
Joannes was my great great grandfather, from his marriage to Lucia Mergen. Lucy and her 3 children came to Canada in 1856.
Thank you for posting this information on the internet.

 

Name: Jonieta <TheStones3@cox.net>
Date: 2004-05-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ripsdorf, Dollendorf
What surnames are you researching? Arizona
Where are you located? Klinkhammer
Comments:
My understanding is that Low German was spoken in this area. Who knows which regions spoke High German? Thank you.
 

Name: Ramona Hengels Pryor <RamonaHp@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Mauel, Bitburg, Weinsfeld
What surnames are you researching? Bartlett Illinois
Where are you located? Hengels, Zarren, Zahn, Eischens, Horn, Frey,
Comments:
Hey Tom
May I make a contribution to you so you can continue to post families or just to offset expenses already incurred
I would like to help Your site has helped a lot
Let me know via email
Thanks Ramona

 

Name: Maxine Davies <dimond385@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unknown
What surnames are you researching? Missouri
Where are you located? Duez,Sommers,Edwards,Johns, Waters,Rathburn,Holdridge,Hodges,Clay,Totten,Kuntz,Gum,Towcater,Blackmore,Marsh,Harmon,Blunt,Matthew
Comments:
This is a great site, love it. Thanks for what you have done.I have listed most of my family surnames I am researching. I need all the help I can find, I am new at this & find it rather stressful at this point, but, I still enjoy it a lot. Some of the surnames I have info on so I would be able to share some infor also, & very willing to share. Thanks again, Maxine @email dimond385@aol.com
 

Name: Maxine Davies <dimond385@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unknown
What surnames are you researching? St. Joseph, Missouri
Where are you located? Edwards
Comments:
I do have a question: I am I descendant of the Edwards. I found some information that states: Edwards came from Denbighshire, Wales. Descended from Einion Efell Lord of Cynlleth living in 1182.Just now see where the spelling is different of EIFEL, well, I will continue. Do you know where the Castle Oswestry might be located? Sorry for my mistake. Maxine Davies @ email dimond385@aol.com
 

Name: Kohle-Nuha, Yvonne <YvonneNuha1@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim, Münstereifel, Flamersheim, Holzmülheim, Freilingen, Stadtkyll
What surnames are you researching? Neuss Germany
Where are you located? Doppelfeld, Frings, Lünenbach, Mohrs, Mayer, Schwartz, Chavet, Jansen, Lejoly, Theissen,
Comments:
Vielen Dank! Ich habe einige Vorfahren gefunden. Viele Grüße
 

Name: Arlene <delmotte@qix.net>
Date: 2004-05-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? don't know where they came from
What surnames are you researching? Michigan
Where are you located? Gafke, Martin
Comments:
they came here @1880-82. was told they lived @4 miles from Berlin and had to work for the Kaiser. How do I find them?
Thanks

 

Name: Mary Ann King <mak@surewest.net>
Date: 2004-05-15
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim, Ripsdorf, etc.
What surnames are you researching? Granite Bay, California
Where are you located? Ehlen, Vogelsburg, Koenig, Naber, Kopperschmidt, Dreesman, Bungler, etc.
Comments:
Have been able to locate many ancestors from the LDS website. Still working. Your research looks astounding. May seek your help for a couple of difficult areas in my husband's german ancestry. The family has lived in southeast Wisconsin since the 1860's and '80's, so that has been a great help. As you know, large numbers of Catholic Germans emigrated from the Eifel area of Germany and settled in southeastern Wisconsin in 1848 and thereabouts due to political strife and a failed "mini" revolution.
 

Name: Susan Kranz <skranz@mpls.k12.mn.us>
Date: 2004-05-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Biesdorf
What surnames are you researching? Minneapolis MN
Where are you located? Kranz, Enners/Endres, Ludwig
Comments:
I heard about you from other Kranz Searchers. You have done lots of work and are helping us all.
Thanks.

 

Name: Kevin Pick <kpick1290@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-13
What surnames are you researching? Ohio
Comments:
I beleive my family is from further south, near Alsace. I enjoyed your site.
 

Name: Alexandra Goulter <agoulter@dodo.com.au>
Date: 2004-05-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Reifferscheid
What surnames are you researching? Australia
Where are you located? von Reifferscheidt
Comments:
I am having immense difficulty tracing my family in Germany. My great grand father was a count von Reifferscheidt mostly likely born in the Reifferscheid castle.Tracking any records has been beyond me so far.
 

Name: Chuck Van Den Eeden <cjeeden@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-05-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Affler
What surnames are you researching? Lombard, illinois
Where are you located? Bissen
Comments:
From Affler, the Bissens I am interested in moved to Brachtenbach, Lux. and later some members of the family immigrated to Iowa and Minnesota. I am particularly interested in a William Henry Bissen b. 18 Sept. 1865 in Brachtenbach [but no record can be found of his birth and family in records for that area of Lux]. He jumped ship in Hana, Hawaii as a teenager, married twice with a number of children and died there 22 April 1911.

We are trying to connect the Brachtenbach Bissens of Iowa / Minnesota to the Hawaii Bissens without any luck.

Perhaps he is from another family originating in Affler.

 

Name: Theresa Katz <tckatz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-05-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin/ United States
Where are you located? Rothenburg or Rothenberg and Haltner
Comments:
tckatz@hotmail.com
 

Name: William M. Koos <wkoos@jam.rr.com>
Date: 2004-05-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Neuerburg; Scheuron
What surnames are you researching? Koos
Where are you located? Jackson, MS. 39212
Comments:
May 9, 2004
Does any one out there know the names of the parents of Josephus Koos. Josephus was married to Anna Marie Windhausen.They had six children all born in Schueron near Neurerburg beginning January 21, 1841. Would greatly appreciate your help.

 

Name: William M. Koos <wkoos@jam.rr.com>
Date: 2004-05-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Neuerburg; Scheuron
What surnames are you researching? Jackson. MS. 39212
Where are you located? Koos,( Kaos or Koch)
Comments:
May 9, 2004
Does any one out there know the names of the parents of Josephus Koos. Josephus was married to Anna Marie Windhausen.They had six children all born in Schueron near Neurerburg beginning January 21, 1841. Would greatly appreciate your help.

 

Name: William M. Koos <wkoos@jam.rr.com>
Date: 2004-05-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Neuerburg; Scheuron
What surnames are you researching? Jackson. MS. 39212
Where are you located? Koos,( Kaos or Koch)
Comments:
May 9, 2004
Does any one out there know the names of the parents of Josephus Koos. Josephus was married to Anna Marie Windhausen.They had six children all born in Schueron near Neurerburg beginning January 21, 1841. Would greatly appreciate your help.

 

Name: Glen A. Thommes <thommega@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Trier, Bitburg, Bettigen(?)
What surnames are you researching? Wilmington, DE USA
Where are you located? Thommes
Comments:
I thought my Grandfather (Mathias or Matthias Thommes came from Bitburg, Temmels or Trier. I believe he came to the USA late 1880's or early 1890's. He was born Sept. 21, 1855. He became a Naturalized citizen of the USA on Oct. 26, 1896, in Ramsey County Minnesota (St. Paul)
 

Name: Pick Werner <werner.pick@t-online.de>
Date: 2004-05-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wittlich ( Simmern Hunsrück )
What surnames are you researching? 63628 Bad Soden-Salmünster
Comments:
I find your Website under google.de
You can find me : www.pick-finanz.de
My Family comes from Idar-Oberstein.
best regards
werner

 

Name: Susan Nokes <snokes@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-05-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unknown
What surnames are you researching? Northern Kitap County, Wa State
Where are you located? Lenger, Linger, Glesius, Klesius, Michel, Michels, Michael, Michaels, Thelen, Thelan,
Comments:
Hi,
I'm seeking contact with anyone researching or even have "coming across" the names: LENGER, LINGER, GLESIUS; KLESIUS, MICHEL; MICHELS; MICHAEL; MICHAELS; THELEN; THELAN.

Christian LENGER married Elizabeth Glesius/Klesius about 1834 in the Trier/Eifel area.
Christian's father was H. Christian LENGER and mother was Barbara (Maiden Name Unknown; Elizabeth's father was Bartholomew Glesius/Klesius and mother was Kathrina (Maiden Name Unknown)
To Christian and Elizabeth were born 6 children that I know of: Margaret: October 15, 1835; John Christian or Christian John LENGER in 1838(married Eva Michels); Catherine-June 07, 1842(married Nicholas Y/J-unger;Barbara-August 04, 1844 (married 1- John Klein; 2-Karl Volk); Matthias-November 28, 1848 (married Elizabeth Trossen); Anton-January 27, 1853(married Anna Maria Haehn).
George MICHELS born Bet. 1808 - 1809 in Eifel area (married Anna Marie Thelen-born: January 07, 1825) Their children were: Eva MICHELS who married Christian LENGER; Elizabetha born in Eifel area February 04, 1834 (married Heinrich Jonen,); Anna MICHELS-November 22, 1843(married Jacob Holzem who was born in Ollheim, Rheinland. Germany the Ollheim close to Rheinbach); Joseph MICHELS--February 1851 (married Anna Marie Reich).

Most lived in an area North and West of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Some then moved to Jefferson County, Wisconsin and then a branch migrated to Stearns County, Minnesota.)

Any clues appreciated,
Thank you in advance,
Susan
snokes@earthlink.net

 

Name: Willem Miseur <willem.miseur@advalvas.be>
Date: 2004-05-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Speicher area
What surnames are you researching? Mechelen - Belgium
Where are you located? Georgius Thiel - Margareta Conrad
Comments:
I am searching the act of marriage of G.Thiel-M.Conrad and also their the ancestors

Anny Help??

 

Name: Uwe Probst <Uwe.Probst@vr-web.de>
Date: 2004-04-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Heckhalenfeld, Winterspelt, Niederprüm
What surnames are you researching? Bleialf
Where are you located? Rolloff, Debeur
Comments:
Hello Tom, I would like to congratulate to you again to this special achievement. It is to be be super on your homepage. Straight ones I have the Grosskampenberg now also on-line one am determined. Unfortunately the place laest itself however does not open. Also I have difficulties with Lichtenborn. There there was a family Wirtz. The names stop however with incoming goods already. Thanks - Make further so!!
 

Name: Gene Krishingner <krishobgyn@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-27
Comments:
Just looking for any information on where my last name came from. All I know is that my Grandfathers parents were supposed to have immigrated from Germany.

If you every happen to run accross this name or a similiar spelling I would be interested.

Thank you

 

Name: Hinfen Jochen <teed1976@compuserve.de>
Date: 2004-04-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wallersheim,Burbach and the other Eifel Region
What surnames are you researching? Wallersheim
Where are you located? Hinfen perhaps Himpfen
Comments:
I know of four other Hinfen, I want to now many of this name. Where it comes from and how many people have this name.

I hope you can tell me about this name.

Thanks

Jochen

 

Name: Lisa Hubble <eyesnstar@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-04-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blanenheim,Tonndorf, and schleid
What surnames are you researching? Kansas
Where are you located? Schmitz and Fliegel
Comments:
I found my Great Great Grandfather Fliegel and it help me link to his family he never talked about. Now I am Looking for the Leuer family and Schmitz who also came from Germany.I thought it was from Blankenheim, but I did not find any Friederich Schmitz.This sit in all has been helpful and I have found out much needed information.
Thank You Mr. Pick

 

Name: Therese Spaeth <bts216@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schonecken, Bitberg,Buedesheim
What surnames are you researching? Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Where are you located? FEINEN-BACKES- KINN
Comments:
Tom,
Your site is fabulous, I found my G Grandfather PETER FEINEN and his parents, Michael Feinen & Lucia Backes.
I have been searching for their birth information for 15 years.
Thank you,
Therese Spaeth,New Jersey. USA

 

Name: Ramona Hengels - Pryor <Ramonahp@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Mauel, Waxweiler, Lanbertsberg
What surnames are you researching? Illinois
Where are you located? Hengels, Eischens, Horn, Roehl,
Comments:
Great site. I have found so much info thanks to you and your hard work.
 

Name: Sharon Butler <SLButler@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim, Kerpen,Moetsch,Ripsdorf,& others
What surnames are you researching? Kansas
Where are you located? Jackley, Thom, Raetz(Retz),Heinz, Ehlen, Hess,
Comments:
I am currently reading FHL film 1238128 Kerpen Index to B,M,D. It covers the years under French rule. I noted several Pick, Pickartz entries. Just checked your Kerpen listing and see the years 1806 - 1812 seem to be missing.
Have you read this film? It's a challenge- the dates and script. Once again, I can't tell you how much your work is appreciated.

 

Name: Don Westphal <dtjwest.1@juno.com>
Date: 2004-04-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? any
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin
Where are you located? Ernest Westphal, John Kowitz
Comments:
looking for info on my grandparents
 

Name: Dara Harings <haringdl@chipfalls.k12.wi.us>
Date: 2004-04-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dohm-Lammersdorf, Gerolstein, Budeshem, Bewingen
What surnames are you researching? Chippewa Falls Wisconsin, USA
Where are you located? Harings/Plonien/Eul/Servas/Grofsman
Comments:
Thank you for the lists of residents. It has cleared up some of my questions! I am doing mostly a search of the Harings clan and the other families have been married into it. I am visiting Dohm-Lammersdorf in May and am looking forward to visiting the towns I have researched.
 

Name: SCHMITT Arlette <arlettevial@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 2004-04-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Irrel, Menningen, Echternach
What surnames are you researching? Chambery (Savoie) France
Where are you located? SCHMITT, BACKES, PETERS, MEYERS, LENTZ
Comments:
Thanks for all the informations I had found on your data. Unfortunately I never found relatives to match my own data.
Regards.
Arlette

 

Name: Bertha M. Willis <candylady2001@msn.com>
Date: 2004-04-11
What surnames are you researching? Kenai, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula
Where are you located? HAUCK and KUSS
Comments:
Hello Mr Tom Pick so glad to find your home page. I found out that my mothers parents came from Germany. His name is Clement, Clements or Clemons HAUCK and her name is Magdalena KUSS. He came to USA in 1902 and her and three children came in 1903. The obits says he was born in Alsce-Lorraine[Germany] and she was born n Lorraine, France.

As soon as I finish this I want to view your guest book. I am sure it is very interesting. I am at present waiting for my grandfathers Declaration of Intention or his Naturalization paper. I am hoping that it will tell me more about him and where he is from.

Thank you very much for asking that I sign yur guest book, and for all your time and effort put forth for this sight.

Sincerely, Bertha M. [Hauck] Willis

 

Name: Lincoln Westfall <lincolnwestfall AT yahoo DOT com>
Date: 2004-04-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Biesdorf, Wallendorf, Dreis and surrounding
What surnames are you researching? Braunschweig, Germany (till mid summer 2004)
Where are you located? Kranz, Endres/Enders, Weber
Comments:
Tom, Wow. Your work is amazing! Thanks to the data you posted on Biesdorf, I was able to find German evidence of the birth of my ggg-grandfather Matthias Kranz (born 10 Apr 1849 and married Anna Maria Endres, b. 3 Jan 1846) and his parents Peter Kranz (b. between 1812/13) and Catherine Weber (b. 1818/1819) who immigrated to Iowa in the mid 1800s. (I calculated Peter's and Catherine's birthdate ranges from U.S. census records I've looked at for Iowa in 1860, 1870, and 1890.) My ggg-grandfather Matthias was born in Biesdorf (and then his sister Catherine, plus a Catherine #2, meaning the 1st one died as a baby so they named the next kid the same thing? and finally a brother Valentine, then all the other kids they had were born later in Iowa.) to Peter Kranz and Catherine Weber. I believe that Anna Maria Endres, Peter Kranz, and Catherine Weber were born in the general area of Biesdorf, probably in the Eifel. But they might be from just over the border in Luxemburg, since Biesdorf is right by the border and also because my Krantz (notice the spelling change instituted by Matthias in Iowa) family tradition had it that the original Kranz to come over was "from Luxemburg" and that Anna Maria Endres was "from Trier."

So anyway, I've searched through the rest of the records you posted, and I've found a couple possibilities for the births of Peter, and Catherine, but I'm not at all sure which of them if any is really them:

Possible Peter:
10 0 1812 CRANTZ LEONARDUS LAMBERTI CLARA 1-0-1810 PETER DREIS
Possible Catherines:
12 24 1818 WEBER(ENDRES) NICOLAS BERG ANNE CATHERINE CATHERINE OBERLAUCH
4 22 1819 WEBER PETER OLY ANNE CATHERINE KOPSCHEID

I found some more confirmation of the general info I know about the family from the Wallendorf Catholic parish St. Peter and Paul's Kirchenbuch online at http://www.genealogienetz.de/vereine/wgff/trier/Familienbuecher/Wallendorf.html which has the lines: KRANZ Peter *e1819 Biesdorf vh WEBER Katharina WEBER Katharina *u1818 Wallendorf
KRANZ Matthias *1849 Biesdorf
KRANZ Katharina *1851 Biesdorf
KRANZ Katharina *1852 Biesdorf
KRANZ Valentin *1854 Biesdorf

I'll be taking a trip down to the Trier Bistumsarchiv soon here to do some on-site research that will hopefully clear up these questions. If anyone would like to collaborate on these individuals or the Kranz, Endres and Weber lines in general, please do get in touch with me via my email address above! All the best to you Tom and good luck to everyone in your research!

Have a Happy Easter,
Lincoln :)

 

Name: Elizabeth <zudak@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Edingen, Neiderweiss, Nedrehehe, Mennigen, Echternach
What surnames are you researching? Mpls.
Where are you located? Mehr, Holzemer or Holzem, Hentges, Kascht
Comments:
In particular, I need to know how to research the town of Echternach, Lux. where my A. Maria Holzem/Holzemer/Holtzem was married. Circa 1808 and b. in 1777. I want to try to find her parents etc. Also, I do not know the name of Mathias Mehr's parents from Menningen. Found some of the death records of their children, but nothing else. Could there be a name change? Any idea who I could have help me research. I have the LDS records, but hard to read and I can't establish the links through marriage or birth records for Mathias Mehr or Anna Maria Holzem/Holzemer/Holthem. Any assistance you can provide in my search, please advise, if not to much trouble. Thank you for your wonderful web site.
 

Name: Al Kranz <akranz50@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schleidweiler-Rodt, Daufenbach, Altscheidt, Biesdorf
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Kranz, Clemens, Thiellen, Zeien, Berens
Comments:
Most records being researched would be prior to 1750.
 

Name: CHARLET Frédéric <frederic.charlet@laposte.net>
Date: 2004-03-31
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ?
What surnames are you researching? France
Where are you located? Meirs
Comments:
I am looking for a Meirs Marie Hubert, x Coeuls Pierre François ( o Gand ). She is " from Effel, Laureine" in 1759,
when his sun come, at Warhem, in the north of France.
Have you some informations on this family ?
Thank you for your work...

 

Name: Thiel Jc <karamoko_jt_bxl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Speicher and area
What surnames are you researching? brussel
Where are you located? Thiel and related
Comments:
Hello Thomas,

Once again bravo for the tremendous work you do on Eifel genealogy;

Your data help me a lot in cross referencing my on research on Thiel from this area.

Just a quick question about Speicher and nearest town Herforst, Beilingen, Prum, etc.. were my direct ancestors come from :

I found almost no data between years +/- 1795 and +/- 1825, except for 1808-1810, and have trouble to rebuild families.

There does no seem to be any LDS tapes covering those years. This was Napoleon time and French revolution, and a lot of documents were destroyed.

Do you know of any other source or available archives, especially for town of Speicher ?, beside the 4 tapes your are referencing (and a fifth one you do not reference for Speicher also available from LDS FHL INTL Film 1351213 Item 4). Do you know of Town civil registries maybe not at LDS?


If interested, you can consult my own site at http://come.to/jean-christophe.thiel ; I have a lot of data not yet published on Thiels from LDS.



Best regards

Jc Thiel







 

Name: Françoise ARTHEMANN-RUSTENHOLZ <francoise.rustenholz@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 2004-03-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all towns
What surnames are you researching? Belfort in France
Where are you located? arthemann
Comments:
Je recherche le lieu de naissance en Allemagne de mon ancêtre Ignace (Paul) ARTHEMANN né vers 1787. Il était soldat Allemand dans l'armée prussienne a été fait prisonnier par les soldats de Napoléon et s'est retrouvé prisonnier en France où il est resté. Il s'y est marié et a eu des enfants. Il était vigneron. Je voudrais retrouver trace des Parents d'Ignace,de ses frêres et soeurs, de leur lieu de vie, et des descendants de cette Famille ARTHEMANN. Merci à l'avance pour tout renseignement. S@lutations à tous
 

Name: Kathy Vacek <jvacek2@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-03-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ehlenz, Bickendorf
What surnames are you researching? Kansas, USA
Where are you located? Brandenburg, Neuman
Comments:
What a wonderful site! Thank you for all your hard work! My husbands uncle just sent me the information about your site. You have been a big help -- he found the records for his Brandenburg ancestors. Now we know where they are from and hope to visit there someday. Thanks again! Kathy
 

Name: Mike Maher <mjmjcm@socket.net>
Date: 2004-03-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Former Prussia, now Luxembourg
What surnames are you researching? Sunrise Beach, MO [USA]
Where are you located? Reiter, Jacoby
Comments:
Great site! What a tremendous amount of work you've done. I just saw your note on the Lux list and would be interested in keeping track of your progress in that area. My g-grandfather, Nicholas Reiter, married Susanna Jacoby and emigrated to Illinois in the mid-1850s. On the 1860 census he listed (or told the enumerator) he was from Prussia. Later census info and death certificates indicate he was from Kautenbach and Susanna was from Wiltz, both in the canton of Wiltz, Luxembourg. Please keep me in mind if you come across those surnames in your Luxembourg research.
 

Name: Marcella Peters <MPLACP@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-25
What surnames are you researching? Chandler, AZ
Where are you located? Arent, Arendt or Arend
Comments:
I am attempting to obtain the birthplace of my great grandmother, Mary Arent, who was born June 10, 1841, in which I believe to be the Luxembourg area which is now controlled by Germany. She came to the United States in either 1861 or 1862. On the 1880 and 1900 census she listed her birthplace as Holland. In 1910 it was Germany, and when she applied for my great grandfather's Civil War Pension she listed her birthplace as Luxembourg/Europe/Germany. I don't know if she came to the US with her family or with friends. We have spent a lot of time looking through LDS records, and we can't seem to locate the woman. She married Peter Tharnish on February 6, 1866, in Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York. Many German families and families from Luxembourg settled in this area, but I have never been able to find any information about her.
She died in Exira, Iowa, on March 17, 1924. Her death certificate listed her birthplace as unknown and her parents as unknown. The records of the Catholic Church in Sheldon where they were married show her parents to be Henri Arent and Margaretta Montz. This is absolutely all of the information I have about the woman.

If you have anyone in your data base whose name is Arent, I would appreciate the information.

Oh, yes, a couple of other things. I have an old picture of a family that says down in the corner Luxembourg, but it doesn't say whether it is Germany or Belgium. Also, my grandfather has a picture that is autographed "To my dear cousin John from his cousin Cecelia Arent." It is written in English.

 

Name: Gaby Tombers <gabriele@tombers.com>
Date: 2004-03-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? schutz, bleckhausen, weidenbach
What surnames are you researching? freiburg/germany
Where are you located? tombers
Comments:
Hi, I`m looking for the marriage record of "tomber wilhelm" and "anna katharina irmen", weidenbach.
thanks for the help,

gaby




 

Name: Mary Ellen Wilmoth <wilmoth@crosslink.net>
Date: 2004-03-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Pfungstadt, Darmstadt-Hesse
What surnames are you researching? Southern Maryland
Where are you located? Croessmann, Hershberger
Comments:
Are you aware of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Socity? Their web-page is: www.rootsweb.com/~usmags/

A very good source of info for researching German ancestors.

 

Name: Patricia Fink <wolibra@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2004-03-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lauschied
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? Ulrich Weber
Comments:
My great grandfather arrived in New York in 1870 with his wife Magadalena and 4 children.Looking for any information.
 

Name: Ann Victoria <AnnWicki@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Nurenburg, Heisdorf, Schonecken
What surnames are you researching? New Jersey
Where are you located? Backes, Kinn, Feinen
Comments:
My sister went into Google and entered the name of someone we have been searching for, it seems like 20 years. She got up the Schonecken names. We were thrilled. I spent today searching and found so many connections in the above. Thank you. I am searching for a Susanna Backes who married my ggrandfather, Peter Feinen in about 1875. He died in 1876 and we cannot locate her. Maybe someone out there can help. Ann Victoria
 

Name: Markus Benz <webmaster@binsfeld-eifel.de>
Date: 2004-03-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Binsfeld
What surnames are you researching? Binsfeld
Where are you located? Born
Comments:
Dear Mr. Pick, I has suprised as I found your web page. Particularly over the names to my city field I was pleased very much. Where does their information originate? I will again announce myself in some time. Markus Benz sorry for my english (translate by google)
 

Name: Paul Gibfrid <pegdig@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-15
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bongard
What surnames are you researching? Naples, Florida
Where are you located? Friederichs
Comments:
Name sometimes spelled Friderichs.
 

Name: b.burbach <barbburb1@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? reiff
What surnames are you researching? new jersy
Where are you located? kockelmann,barthel
Comments:
would like to know about my family-many still alive today in germany. dad used to tell me reiff had only 14 houses.thank you for your help
 

Name: Jill Wahrenberger <nfn12137@naples.net>
Date: 2004-03-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Krug Rhine Province
What surnames are you researching? Naples, Florida
Where are you located? Reichert
Comments:
My grandmother immigrated to US in 1880. She states on her marriage license to be from Krug, Rhine Province. Did not find this in your Eifel area, but wonder if you have any knowledge of a Krug in the Rhine Province. Jill Wahrenberger
 

Name: Jill Wahrenberger <nfn12137@naples.net>
Date: 2004-03-12
What surnames are you researching? Naples, Florida
Where are you located? Reichert
Comments:
My grandmother immigrated to US in 1880. She states on her marriage license to be from Krug, Rhine Province. Did not find this in your Eifel area, but wonder if you have any knowledge of a Krug in the Rhine Province. Jill Wahrenberger
 

Name: Karrie Lee <karriedlee@aol.com>
Date: 2004-03-02
What surnames are you researching? Laurel, Maryland USA
Where are you located? Schnell or Nell
Comments:
I am searching for my great grandmother who came from Germany. The only hting I know is that we thought her name was Nell but come to find out it was Schnell. I am looking for anything such as relatives that did not come to the states or if they did come to the states what were their names. Her first name is Minnie. If you have any information or suggestions please email. Thank you! I would like to give any information to to my grandmother as a gift.
 

Name: Mary Huss <maryh@emcp.com>
Date: 2004-03-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Not Sure
What surnames are you researching? Fridley, Minnesota
Where are you located? Huss, Lindenfelser, Neisen, Becker, Aarndt, Moers, Kasper, . . .
Comments:
Your site is incredible. What a lot of work you've done. The next step for me is to find where in Germany the towns are that I've been told my ancestors came from:

Neisen - Wallersheim
Huss - Fliesheim
Lindenfelser - Ersingen Baden
Becker - Hesse
Aarndt - Prussia
Moers - New Trier

Do some of these no longer exist? Are some of these town names and some like a county name? Do I have the spellings wrong? Are these in the general same area of Germany?

Thanks!

 

Name: Linda Becker <beckerlm@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-02-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bitburg, Phillipscheim, Prum
What surnames are you researching? Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota
Where are you located? Bauer, Weins, Hau(er), Becker
Comments:
You have done an extensive amount of work!!! Great job. I could not bring up Prum, can you tell me when that file may be available. I am trying to locate any inforamtion on a Phillippa Becker born in 1828. Parents are unknown. There is a family in your database that resided in the area at the same time, but I don't know if they were related (Peter Becker and Elizabeth Kohl). At one time my great aunt thought they were Phillippa's parents, but I can't find any documentation to prove that theory.

Anyways, Great Job!!

 

Name: JOHN THOMPSON <jonly@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2004-02-28
What surnames are you researching? CORNWALL ENGLAND
Where are you located? WEIDIG
Comments:
THANKS FOR A GREAT AND WELL PRESENTED SITE WELL DONE ITS APITY YOU ARE NOT RESEARCHING THE STATE OF SACHSEN WHERE I THINK MY GREATGRANDFATHER WAS FROM
GOOD HUNTING
JOHN

 

Name: Audrey Williams Stanaland <audstan@chartertn.net>
Date: 2004-02-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim, Ripsdorf, Munstereifel
What surnames are you researching? Loudon, Tennessee, near Knoxville
Where are you located? Willms, Riquier, Pauly, Klinckhammer, Weber and more
Comments:
New information was found since I began researching last year. My brother in Norway went to Blankenheim last summer and brought back birth and marriage records, then went to Munstereifel later to meet new family discovered by posting online the Blankenheim records! Good luck!

Today, 21.2.2004, a researcher found Barbara KLINCKHAMMER and Johann PAULY, and their children (also here on Tom's site)--one of their children is my great grandmother Anna "Helena" Magdalena PAULY (used Magd. mostly in USA)--born Sept. 7, 1856, Ripsdorf. Helena married Jan. 1882 to Johann Joseph WILLMS, born Feb. 26, 1858, Blankenheim. His parents were Heinrich WILLMS and Gertrud RIQUIER (also spelled with only and "i" or "e".)

Johann Joseph WILLMS and Anna Helena Magdalena PAULY had their firstborn child, my grandfather--Heinrich Joseph WILLMS, Jan. 1883, Blankenehim, and they all immigrated to America---leaving probably in March--from Hamburg. They sailed via Le Havre, France, arriving May 1, 1883, in NYC on the SS Gellert. (Thanks to Ralf Gier for finding that record in Germans to America! I since have found the ship finally, at last posted and available images on Ancestry.com)

I am now hoping to discover more on the PAULY / KLINCKHAMMER line. That line is looking more fruitful than my WILLMS line. So I need to also find the parents of Heinrich WILLMS who was married to Gertrud RIQUIER and had a child, Johann Joseph WILLMS in 1858. Gertrud, according to Joh. Jos. marriage record, was deceased in 1882--and my new Munstereifel relative Hans-Dieter GRAF believes she died before 1859--so possibly she died shortly after childbirth.

It seems reasonable to assume that Heinrich WILLMS was born in the 1830s or earlier perhaps---and that if his wife died in 1859, shortly after they married--he probably remarried. Who was his 2nd wife? And were there more children born to Heinrich WILLMS---my great-great grandfather?

I also would like to track the PAULY children born to Barbara KLINCKHAMMER and Johann PAULY in Ripsdorf, determind the spouses of the children and see if any of their descendants can be found.

Also, I believe that other PAULY and KLINCKHAMMER family were living near Joh. Jos. WILLMS and Anna Helena Magdalena PAULY. They arrived in NYC, May 1, 1883 and were living in Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin by 1885 and were having more children. Jos. PAULI lived next door to them on the Wis. 1885 census--and a Jos. PAULI also lived in Glen Haven on the 1880 census. A Thomas/Tomas PAULI and wife Anna KLINCKHAMMER were having children in Glen Haven at the same time period---and they moved to Guttenberg, Clayton Co., Iowa where Joh. Jos. WiLLMS and Anna Helena Magd. PAULY moved in 1898---living only 9 houses away.

I have tracked their son Leo PAULY until his death (1980 I think--need to check records.)

I wonder if any of Joh. Jos. WILLMS family were also living in America.

So, still have many questions. My husband and I, along with my mother are going to Norway this summer to visit with my brother and wife in Stavanger--all of us will fly to Cologne, then drive to the Eifel and vacation in Munstereifel, (visit our new relatives there), stay in Blankenheim and see Ripsdorf---perhaps picking up more records--but also sightseeing and enjoying the area which my brother says is quite beautiful.

Maybe I will discover more relatives in Germany before our trip and be able to meet them while we are there, beginning about July 30 to Aug. 6. We will return to Norway then for the Tall Ships arrival in Stavanger!


Maybe I will find more living relatives in Germany

 

Name: Albert Tompers <AlbertTompers24@msn.com>
Date: 2004-02-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hilleshein
What surnames are you researching? Fargo North Dakota
Where are you located? Tompers or Tombers
Comments:
Thanks again Thomas for all the help. With your help while tn Lux And in the Eifel I waqs able to find a lot of pepole, Thanks again
Albert Tompers
4787 19th Ave SW
Fargo ND 58103

 

Name: Astrid Schaefer <astridschaefer@web.de>
Date: 2004-02-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lind,Hönningen Kr.Adenau
What surnames are you researching? Düsseldorf
Where are you located? Halbach,Jansen
Comments:
Congratulation, to your very informative page.
Greeting from Düsseldorf
Astrid

 

Name: Rosemary Metro <rmetro@core.com>
Date: 2004-02-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Forst Cochem
What surnames are you researching? Cleveland Ohio USA
Where are you located? Geiermann, Geyermann, Klein
Comments:
You have a wonderful site!!! I am trying to find more
information about my g.grandfather Johann Peter Geiermann
who married Catharine Kalsch in Avon, Ohio. All the
Kalschs were born iN Kaifenheim except Catharine who was
born in Ohio. ANy information would be most appreciated.
Names I have that appear to be related : Oster,Spengler,
Klein, Esper, Baldauf, Spengler,Junglas, Weber, Schmitt,
Kohn, Gobel, brickner

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thank you., Rosemary Metro

 

Name: Jean-Claude Schleich <jean-claude.schleich@education.lu>
Date: 2004-02-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Matzen, Dauwelshausen, Obergeckler, Niedergeckler
What surnames are you researching? Luxembourg
Where are you located? SCHLEICH, GERLING
Comments:
Félicitations pour vos recherches et la présentation de votre site. Bonne continuation
 

Name: Cheryl Kale <cheryl_kale2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hontheim. maybe others
What surnames are you researching? Illinois
Where are you located? Kuppers/Keppers
Comments:
Rene sent me your site, and I'm thrilled to find it. I believe I'm related to the Charles Keppers you listed in WFT Vol 13, #3692. I have been unable to contact you; email changed since you published that. I'd like to share info so can you please contact me?

The documentation that you have provided in this site is wonderful, especially for a newbie like me. I can't begin to imagine the countless hours that took. Your dedication is remarkable. I, for one, will be eternally grateful that you shared this with us.

Thank You,

Cheryl Kale

 

Name: Deb Turner <bunnyd055@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-19
Where are you located? Link
Comments:
I was adopted, and am looking for my birth mother. I was born in Klein-Klotzenberg. My mother might have lived in Seligenstadt. Can you tell me the proximity of the towns. I am not familiar with Germany at all. And i would like to find her.
 

Name: Yves Olinger <yolinger@gmx.net>
Date: 2004-02-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Niederstedem
What surnames are you researching? Rodenbourg (Luxembourg)
Where are you located? Betzen
Comments:
Hi Thomas

Thanks to your fantastic site, it took less than a minute to find what I was looking for. My ancestor Peter Betzen from Niederstedem married into the house where my familiy is still living today (Rodenbourg/Luxembourg). Now I can follow the trail to more relatives in the region.

Once again thank you for the fabulous work you have done!

Yves Olinger

 

Name: gloria <gloria@hickorytech.net>
Date: 2004-02-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bitburg?
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Ehlenz
Comments:
I'm looking for Frank Ehlenz, son of Christian and Sena. Not in your Bitburg records, but I'll look through more later. Wonderful site! Thanks.
 

Name: Stephan Lorse <Stephan.Lorse@web.de>
Date: 2004-02-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Daun, Gerolstein, Prum, Bitburg, Kylltal, Ulmen, Kelberg and man more...
What surnames are you researching? Trier
Where are you located? Lorse, Bormes, Müllers, Weinand and many more...
Comments:
Hi Tom,

my my new website including a brandnew genealogical database is online. It contains
information on more than 800 individuals from the Eifel area.

Visit http://www.stephan-lorse.de.vu and chose Genealogie on the menu. I've added a link to your outstanding website. It's great that you still do this awsome work!

Stephan


 

Name: Tim Ahles <t.ahles@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-02-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Korperich, Obergegen, Preischeid
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota, USA
Where are you located? Ahles, Bauer, Jungels, Lutgen
Comments:
Thank you for the wonderful web site. I am willing to share data with anyone on the family names listed.
 

Name: Lee Smith <simonsayz609@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-02-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Spangdahlem AFB
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? none
Comments:
i was just trying to get and idea of the area around the base. I am in the us airforce and my assignment is to spangdahlem. if you have any info or some good sites to look at please send them to me. Thank you for your time,
Lee

 

Name: Dave Hein <davehein@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-02-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Pelm, Wiesbaum, Dollendorf, Walsdorf
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? Horsch, Hein, Doctor
Comments:
Tom,

A number of people have wondered how they can search your site for a specific surname. One way is to use the Google.com seach engine with the following entry:

NAME pick site:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com

NAME should be replaced with the surname that one is searching for. I found this to work well with the surnames that I'm looking for. If there are too many hits from other websites, the search can be limited to just text files by adding the following term

filetype:txt

Keep up the good work Tom.

Dave Hein

 

Name: E. Temte <temte@execpc.com>
Date: 2004-02-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Nurburg,Lissendorf, Gonnersdorf,Holzchen
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin
Where are you located? Michels, Kraemer, Gasper, Wollerscheim
Comments:
Kraemers in Nurburg; Wollerscheim in Nurburg, Michels in Lissendorf, Phillipi in Gonnersdorf, Gasper in Gonnersdorf.
I have listed this in 2002. Listing again in 2004.

 

Name: Linda Edwards <edwardssl@att.net>
Date: 2004-02-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Budeshein, Seinsfeld, Kyllsberg, Hillsheim
What surnames are you researching? Aurora IL
Where are you located? Rehman, Berling, Berlingen, Carpentier, Gilles, Jacobs, Schroeder, Schamad
Comments:
Thanks for all the effort you put into getting this information out. You've saved me alot of time, now I know exactly which LDS films to order.

I hope I can ask a favor. The Rehmans/Riemanns moved to Racine WI around 1855, and the eldest son married in 1859 to Lucia Schroeder. I've found that very, very often, when there were marriages soon after immigration, the two people getting married were usually from the same geographic area in Germany.

Lucia Schroeder was born ca. 1835, she had a brother Theodor b. ca. 1826, her mother was Magdalena Schmad and father was Joannes Schroeder (this info from US marriage and census records).

You have so many towns listed on your web-site, it's taking a long time to get through each one. Do you have these all on a master data base that you could query "Schroder/Schroeder" and see if you can find such a family.

Any assistance would be appreciated, although you've already done quite a bit by providing the information that you already have.

Thanks in advance.

 

Name: Bruno Luckas <bruno.luckas@freenet.de>
Date: 2004-02-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Carlshausen
What surnames are you researching? Leverkusen
Where are you located? Lucas; Hollander; Reis; Moos; Berg
Comments:
Hallo Thomas,

Deine ausführlichen Personenstandslisten aus der Eifel sind für meine Genealogie-Recherchen äußerst hilfreich gewesen.
Ich bedanke mich auf diesem Wege recht herzlich für Diese Sisyphusarbeit.

mit freundlichen Grüßen
Bruno Luckas

 

Name: Gail Moersch <moersch3632@shaw.ca>
Date: 2004-02-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Uxheim, Flesten, Bolsdorf
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? Moersch, Huberty
Comments:
I would be interested in any information anyone can give regarding the parentage of Saturn Moersch and Anna Maria Schuld of Uxheim. Also Huberty from Trier.
 

Name: susan meyer stram <softandgentle37_69@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ? Possibly Reuland
What surnames are you researching? Whitehouse, Ohio
Where are you located? Meyer
Comments:
Mr.Pick,
I just wanted to thank you for your extensive, and hard work that it took to do this web site. I did find one possibility on my search for my great grandfather. I have little to go on, not knowing what his parents names were, and only a birthdate, I did however find one Johan(johannes)meyer with the birthdate(my info is 7/5/1850, the one I found in your site was 7/6/1850. So very possibly him. It gives me so much more to research now. If you have any other suggestions please feel free to e-mail me. Again, my greatest thanks. Susan Stram

 

Name: Gerhard Reuter <gerhard.reuter.gr@t-online.de>
Date: 2004-02-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? borler
What surnames are you researching? Leverkusen near Cologne
Where are you located? Reuter
Comments:
Hi Thomas,

I was surfing the www and looked for my daddy's past (he died last week at the age of 77). So, that is the time to look back - search old photos and review a fine man's life.

He was born in Borler/Eifel at Sep. 9th 1926. An Uncle of mine collected a lot of data about the Reuter's, too. Now I found your great site. I'm very happy about that. I am sure, that I can add more data to the chronicles.

The oldest Reuter (I'm aware off) is a Gerhard M. Reuter - * about 1660 Adenau - + Juli, 7th 1716 also in Adenau.

I wish you a very happy day !

good luck
Gerhard

 

Name: Gene Becker <gwbecker@slacc.com>
Date: 2004-01-31
What surnames are you researching? St. Louis, MO
Where are you located? Lenhardt, Kersch
Comments:
I am trying to locate the place of birth of my GG-grandfather, Karl Lenhardt. He was born 29 Feb 1832, the son of Jacob Lenhardt & Gertrude Kersch. He was rk, probably emmigrated in 1852, and was probably from the Pfalz. I am going through your lists looking for the above names.
 

Name: Gene Becker <gwbecker@slacc.com>
Date: 2004-01-31
What surnames are you researching? St. Louis, MO
Where are you located? Lenhardt, Kersch
Comments:
I am trying to locate the place of birth of my GG-grandfather, Karl Lenhardt. He was born 29 Feb 1832, the son of Jacob Lenhardt & Gertrude Kersch. He was rk, probably emmigrated in 1852, and was probably from the Pfalz.
 

Name: dave <erdave@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Flensburg, Germany
What surnames are you researching? Rosemont, Illinois USA
Where are you located? Jensen nee Marquardson
Comments:
Looking for a town Named Fensburg. It is recorded on my Great grandmothers death notice. Also trying to research her mother and father. Father name is Peter who married Helen Mathisen.

Thanks
Dave

 

Name: Paul Gibfried <pegdig@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Gerolstein
What surnames are you researching? Naples, Florida
Where are you located? Friderichs
Comments:
you've done a great job in compiling this data
 

Name: Norbert <dg7vm@freenet.de>
Date: 2004-01-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Germany
What surnames are you researching? several around Daun/Gerolstein
Where are you located? at the moment: Schnitzler
Comments:
Hi Tom,
an excellent site. But it seems the file about Niederbettingen is missing.
Greetings
Norbert


 

Name: Retha Green <green4@intcon.net>
Date: 2004-01-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bad Helbrum
What surnames are you researching? Oklahoma
Where are you located? Kungun
Comments:
My Dad was in the 2nd WW. He met a girl there and he was wondering if she is still living. I don't know if I have spelled the name of the town right, or even the girls last name right. I can't find the town and am sure she probably married and her last name is different or she may be deceased by now. He is 83 and I just wanted to see if I may could find her via internet. Thanks for any help you may can give. Retha
 

Name: Roger Icenogle <ironnail@winco.net>
Date: 2004-01-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unknown
What surnames are you researching? Industry, Illinois
Where are you located? Eisennagel
Comments:
Thomas: I just spent two enjoyable hours searching your fine site in vain for my family name. You are doing a great service. Two questions: Have you encountered the name Eisennagel in your research? I've searched for over 22 years in America and Europe and can't make the connection. Second, do you know of any other sites, like yours, that show the family names in small German villages? I don't mind putting in the time, but it has been impossible, so far, to find my family in Europe. We are possibly from southwestern Germany, but can't be certain. Thanks for your efforts. Roger
 

Name: Roger Icenogle <ironnail@winco.net>
Date: 2004-01-29
What surnames are you researching? Industry, Illinois
Where are you located? Eisennagel
Comments:
Thomas: Just spent two enjoyable hours searching your fine site in vain for my family name. You are doing a valuable service. Two questions: Have you ever come across the name Eisennagel in your research? I've spent 22 years searching for info in America and Europe, but cannot connect. Secondly, do you know of other sites that, like yours, have details about the family names in small German villages in specific regions? I'm guessing my ancestors came from southwestern Germany, but I have no way to know for certain. Thanks again for your interesting site. Roger
 

Name: Rosemary Metro <rmetro@core.com>
Date: 2004-01-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kaifenheim, Forst Cochem,Hambuch,
What surnames are you researching? Cleveland, Ohio
Where are you located? Geiermann
Comments:
My grandfather, George W. Geierman was the son of Johann
Peter Geierman b. May 1843 in Prussia -Forst Cochem and
Katharine Kalsch, daughter of JohannPeter Kalsch and Maria Elizabeth Koehn who were from Kaifenheim, born Nov 1847 in Avon, Ohio. The KalschFamily came to the states in 1843 on the "Plato" landing in New York. Most of them left in the 1860's for Oregon.
The Geiermanns stayed in Ohio and some are Michigan.
I have found Geiermans married to Gilles, Schmitt,Spengler. Some\
from Landkern, Mueden Cochem,Kehrig. I believe that
Johan Peter Geiermann's mother was Catharine Klein. , but
having difficulty tracing the right "Klein" I have one
born in Krefeld, 1790-1800 -

you have done a wonderful job in researching all the towns
it is quite an accomplishment.

If you have any information to help me out,I would greatly
appreciate it. Many thanks.

Rosemary


 

Name: Diane Brown <diane.d.brown@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wallersheim, Walsdorf,Zilsdorf,Kopp,Budesheim
What surnames are you researching? St. Paul, Minnesota
Where are you located? Hoffman,Etten,Horsch,Wingels,Theis,Spoor,Shumigs,Becker,Schmitz
Comments:
WHAT A GREAT WEBSITE!!!! YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
 

Name: Brett Schwarz <brett@zmood.net>
Date: 2004-01-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hellenthal
What surnames are you researching? Melbourne, Australia
Where are you located? Zander
Comments:
I have just found out that my great grand-father, Jacob Zander, was born on 16 December 1870 in Hellenthal and am trying to get more details on his birth, and his parents, etc. Can you help?
 

Name: Robin Kaspar <robinkaspar@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all of them at this point
What surnames are you researching? Virginia
Where are you located? Weber, Schmidt/Schmitz
Comments:
Thanks Tom for a wonderful site. You might want to look at your name list for Spangdahlem, looks like there's a lot of blank real estate in that file. While I didn't find my Simon Weber here, at least it's some place to look. Thanks for sharing your hard, hard work.
 

Name: John Cook <redrowdy2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lambertsberg
What surnames are you researching? Euschens
Where are you located? West Farmington Maine; U.S.A.
Comments:
The records which are on your site, about Theodore Euschens, of Lambertsberg, have been very useful. What other information do you have about him,his parents, et alia? He might be the father of the Martin Euschens who is the ancestor of my friend Mary.

John Cook

 

Name: D. DuBay <ddubay66@>
Date: 2004-01-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Waxweiler, Orenhofen
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Euschens, Eischens, Kollei, Colley, Collet, Colle, Kolley, Schmitz
Comments:
Researching family history for Jacob Eischens (1848 - 1905, Waxweiler); Johannes Euschens (1821 - 1866, Atzseifen) and Margaret Maas (1819 - 1852, Carlhausen, Lumbach); and Karl Kollei (1817 - 1888, Orenhofen) and Margaretha Schmitz (1816 - 1896, Orenhofen). All but Johannes Euschens and Margaret Maas immigrated with other Eifel natives to Minnesota River Valley mid-nineteenth century.
 

Name: John Cook <redrowdy2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-01-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all, but especially Atzseifen and Lambertsburg
What surnames are you researching? I live in Maine; my friend lives in Minnesota
Where are you located? Eischens/Euschens
Comments:
This site has been very helpful, as far as it goes. Soon, I hope to view, and have photocopies made of the pages of the microfilms from the church records for the above towns; and also for Waxweiler. My friend, Mary Bouska's mother was an Eischens, her father a Schaak. Within the past two months, we've learned that the father's family last came from Harlange and its vicinity, in Luxembourg, and the Eischens (originally Euschens) from Waxweiler, Atzseifen, and Lambertsberg. I've already learned more from your site. Gratias tibi ago pro datis.
 

Name: Patti Gerstad <patngus@cybertrails.com>
Date: 2004-01-15
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hamburg, Baden
What surnames are you researching? Prescott Valley, AZ
Where are you located? Rathke, Moede
Comments:
Thomas, I don't know if these area's are even in where you are researching but here goes. William Fredirick Rathke was born 18 Aug 1846 in Hamburg, Germany-source death record. Louise or Louisa Moede was born probably around Baden, Germany. She was born 22 May 1844- same source. This is the only information I have if you could point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
Tom what a love of people and genealogy you have, Patti

 

Name: Gerald S. Lenzen <gslenzen@oregonvos.net>
Date: 2004-01-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Loogh, Niederehe, Walsdorf
What surnames are you researching? Portland, OR
Where are you located? Lenzen, Simon, Becker, Strunk, Ficker, Jacobs, Koch, Spoo
Comments:
Tom, it's great to have you back on line again. Your explanation of problems related to transcription of the records is wonderfully clear. Folks need to recognize that we are all human and fallible. We sometimes make mistakes.
 

Name: Deborah Hay Owens <flaowens@myrapidsys.com>
Date: 2004-01-09
What surnames are you researching? Tampa, FL
Where are you located? Neundorfer
Comments:
Don't know where these folks are from. Probably out of your search area, as Neundorfer's daughter married a man from Dresden.

Nice site. Wish there were more dedicated persons such as yourself.

 

Name: DAUDA DIMKA <DAUD_DIMKA@SATI.NNOKS>
Date: 2004-01-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Oberweis, Altscheuren, Arzfeld and many more
What surnames are you researching? MOZAMBIQUE
Where are you located? Gilbertville
Comments:
GUYS COOL SEEKING FOR FAMILY RABA
 

Name: John T Lavenz <JThomasL@aol.com>
Date: 2004-01-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Oberweis, Altscheuren, Arzfeld and many more
What surnames are you researching? Gilbertville, IA (Black Hawk Co)
Where are you located? All who came from Eifel to Bleck Hawk Co
Comments:
Tom,
Wonderful site. In only the first hour of viewing I found many ancestors. Lavenz in Altscheuren (Neuerbeg), Ehr in Oberweis, Gales in Wallendorf and have verified my data bu comparison with yours. Will undoubtedly spend much time here in future. Thank you for your work.
My site: John T's Genealogy http://members.aol.com/JThomasL/index.htm

Take care, John

 

Name: Marjorie <margedellwo@usfamily.net>
Date: 2004-01-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ferschweiler, also Damflos and small towns in Rhineland
What surnames are you researching? Dayton, MN, USA
Where are you located? Dellwo, Schlink, Schmitt, Dupre,Herchenroeder, Goerne, Beier, Messerschmidt, Sossong,
Comments:
We are back to immigration from Belgium in the Hunsrucks. Stuck there, about 1700. need lead on other immigrants to US from Schlink family. I have ours, Hilarius. I haven't located our forefathers for Messerschmidt family in Fambach, Goerne family from East of Berlin, Herchenroeder family originally from Hesse area, but probably was in the North.
 

Name: Marjorie <margedellwo@usfamily.net>
Date: 2004-01-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ferschweiler, also Damflos and small towns in Rhineland
What surnames are you researching? Dayton, MN, USA
Where are you located? Dellwo, Schlink, Schmitt, Dupre,Herchenroeder, Goerne, Beier, Messerschmidt, Sossong,
Comments:
We are back to immigration from Belgium in the Hunsrucks. Stuck there, about 1700. need lead on other immigrants to US from Schlink family. I have ours, Hilarius. I haven't located our forefathers for Messerschmidt family in Fambach, Goerne family from East of Berlin, Herchenroeder family originally from Hesse area, but probably was in the North.
 

Name: Larry Haas <LarryH16@ameritech.net>
Date: 2004-01-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wiesbaum
What surnames are you researching? Racine, WI
Where are you located? Mastiaux
Comments:
Thank you for the valuable information. This must have taken an incredible amount of time.
 

Name: Rolf BLASIUS <rolf_blasius@t-online.de>
Date: 2004-01-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim - Eisenschmitt - Fuchshofen - Gerolstein - Gönnersdorf - Hinterhausen - Hünerbach - Malberg - Meisenthal - Neuerbur
What surnames are you researching? D 56237 ALSBACH - Gartenstrasse 15
Where are you located? Binsfeld - Blasius - Brauns - Clemens - Gross - Ersfeld - Müller - Neis - Proost - Schmahl - Schmitt - Sesterheim
Comments:
wunderfull - I shall visit you often - when I can help you, please ask me!
 

Name: N. Kellen <nkel@gmx.net>
Date: 2003-12-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Heckhuscheid
What surnames are you researching? Katy/Texas
Where are you located? Daufer, Casper
Comments:
Tom,
I'm still missing the Villages of Arzfeld & Heckhuscheid.
Thank you.

 

Name: Alwin Banz <alwin.banz@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-12-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bettingen
What surnames are you researching? Bettingen
Where are you located? Husinger
Comments:
Hallo Herr Pick

Mit ihrer Tätigkeit konnte ein Familienstrang bis zum Jahr ca. 1750 nachverfolgt werden.
Meine Vorfahren kommen aus dem Ort Peffingen.

Thank you and a very Christmas

 

Name: Jack Schutz <jschutz@usfamily.net>
Date: 2003-12-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Pronsfeld, Watzerath
What surnames are you researching? Minneapolis
Where are you located? Reifenberger, Lamberti, Clasen
Comments:
Good site. Wish it had a name index rather than town.
 

Name: Denis Kaufmann <deniskaufmann@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-12-17
Comments:
Isthis any pf your relation?
Johanna ‘Jo’ Pick
Poy Sippi, Wisconsin

Johanna "Jo" Pick entered into her eternal life on December 15, 2003 at Wild Rose Manor. She was born on July 10, 1911 in the Township of Aurora; the daughter of George and Martha (Schmude) Pigorsch. On June 5, 1929 she married Eddie Pick in Waukegan, IL. Eddie preceded her in death on March 28, 1977. She was a member of Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poy Sippi. She called Poy Sippi her hometown for over 60 years. She loved being a homemaker, her family, church and her dear friends and neighbors.

Surviving are one daughter, Joyce (Gordon) Wilcox of Wautoma, WI; three grandchildren, Daniel (Bev) Wilcox of Crystal Falls, MI, Randy Wilcox of Wautoma, WI, and Dawn (Kurt) Johnson of Oshkosh, WI; four great-grandchildren, Dr. Cameron (Heather) Wilcox of Marquette, MI, Matthew (Amy) Wilcox of Lake Orion, MI, Adam Wilcox of Crystal Falls, MI, and Jade Johnson of Oshkosh, WI; and one great-great granddaughter, Elise Wilcox of Marquette, MI; three sisters, Clara Klauer, Dorothy Braun, and Eva Kramer; and one sister-in-law, Eleanor Pigorsch. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eddie, three brothers, and three sisters.

A Christian Service will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 11:00 AM at Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poy Sippi. Reverend Fred L. Mueller will officiate. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Shead Island Cemetery in the Town of Aurora.

Joyce wishes to thank Dr. Fifield and the entire staff of Wild Rose Manor for the tender love and compassion shown for Mom. The Holly Funeral Home of Poy Sippi is assisting the family with arrangements.

Going Home for Christmas.


 

Name: Michael Jonas <mj301@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-12-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eiserfey, Pesch, Nettersheim
What surnames are you researching? Oberhausen, Germany
Where are you located? Jonas
Comments:
I know that the parents of my grandfather lived in Pesch, Eifel. But they don't married there. That was only the place where they raised up eight children. However its not the place where the gradgradparents were born or died. They names were Michaelis Jonas and Anna Barbara Bins. Who can help me for details ?
Michael Jonas

 

Name: SUE RASCHKE <sue_r35@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-14
What surnames are you researching? berlin germany
Where are you located? RASCHKE
Comments:
WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT ANY THING ON THE CHARLES RASCHKE WIFE NAME IS GUSTH-HOCHUTH HE IS MY GREAT GRANDFATHER AND I'M TRYING TO DO A FAMILY TREE HIS SON NAME WAS WILLIAM MAX RASCHKE HE WAS BORN ON JUNE 28 1889 IN BERLIN GERMANY
 

Name: Thomas Kohn <tgkohn@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schleidweiler, Trierweiler, Scharfbillig
What surnames are you researching? Dayton Ohio
Where are you located? Mück, Heinen, Thummel, Kohn, Reinert, Dahm, Blasius, Six, Lorich or Corich
Comments:
Refer to my RootsWeb listing http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=tgkohn.
 

Name: Stephen Peifer <mpeifer@ch2m.com>
Date: 2003-12-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Biesdorf
What surnames are you researching? Portland, OR
Where are you located? Peifer
Comments:
Thanks for your work. I am the great-grandson of Nicholas Peifer, who left Biesdorf for the U.S. in about 1849. He settled in Lincoln, Illinois, where he purchased a farm in 1867 which is still in the Peifer family today. I visited Biesdorf during a quick trip to Germany in 1985 but didn't have time to research the family. Thanks again for your research.

Stephen Peifer

 

Name: Harry Gruss <hlgruss@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-12-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ernzen
What surnames are you researching? Connecticut
Where are you located? Hennes
Comments:
I have found several leads from this various towns you have listed. I will be pursuing the leads by renting the LDS films mentioned. Thank you for the information.
 

Name: John F. King <rex5@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-12-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bickendorf, Nattenheim
What surnames are you researching? Arlington Heights, IL
Where are you located? Zahnen, Schramm, Kirsch
Comments:
A close friend's great-grandfather was Thomas Zahnen from the Bickendorf area. Your research shows him and some ancestors actually from nearby Nattenheim. The family remembers that the great-gradmother's name was Schramer. I assume your research was from actual documents, however, and the maiden name was Schramm.
Thanks for your efforts!
John

 

Name: Hansen Raymond <raymond_hansen@swing.be>
Date: 2003-12-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Geilchlingen, Gentigen, Körperich, Niedersgegen, Obersgegen, Roth-an-der-Our, Seimerich
What surnames are you researching? Brussels, Belgium
Where are you located? HANSEN, BLASEN, ARENDT, MOLITOR, BRACHTEMES
Comments:
a very good site, but what is the level of confidence?
 

Name: charlie raske <Craske5353@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Alfen
What surnames are you researching? Massachusetts
Where are you located? Brost
Comments:
My mothers family comes from Alfen der Eifel, Germany. Do you know where it is located. I know the general area of Eifel, but not location of Alfen. Thanks
 

Name: Annette Moore <arm2358@cox.net>
Date: 2003-12-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Rockenhausen, Germany
What surnames are you researching? Council Bluffs, Iowa
Where are you located? Muller
Comments:
I need to get my original birth certificate from Registrar's office in Rockenhausen. I was born on October 23, 1957 in Rockenhausen to Anneliese Muller and then adopted by Norbert and Magdalena Schlesinger. I have a copy of my birth certificate with a number on it, but would like to have the original birth certificate that shows the time of birth. Any help you can give would be appreciated.
 

Name: william kratochvil <bill-k@worldpath.net>
Date: 2003-11-27
What surnames are you researching? new hampshire
Where are you located? christman, baltes, hellendahl, bove
Comments:
Hubert Christman came to Kenosha Wisconsin about 1859. Some think, based on an 1875 genealogy, that he married Anne Marie Baltes, others believe she was Anne Marie Hellendahl. Looks like it's really Bove, though the Baltes, Christman and Hellendahl families intemarried. Easy for a 64 year old guy in 1875 to confuse. Your work has helped me sort this out.
 

Name: Michael Schiltz <barb_mike.schiltz@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-11-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bollendorf, Ernzen
What surnames are you researching? Chicago
Where are you located? numerous
Comments:
I happened on your work accidentally, while searching on the web for a map that shows the precisely location of Ernzen. Yours is a prodigious and useful piece of work. I hAve printed out the list for Ernzen, but I'm not completely certain what the entried signify. Perhaps you can help me by explaining one on the first page:
"0 0 unk" Barz Peter ... with 1-9-1810 in the marriage column and "None" in the child name. WHat is the difference etween the date n the first clumn and the date in the marriage column?

Thank you . I will share your site with my colleagues, particularly one who has an interest in Barz and Classen. My own are partly Classen, Collet, and Klein. But there may be more.

 

Name: Hans Willy Boogaard <hw.boogaard@hccnet.nl>
Date: 2003-11-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Daun/Dockweiler
What surnames are you researching? EDE/Netherlands
Where are you located? Scholzen
Comments:
Hallo, My mother was a MARIA CHRISTINA SCHOLZEN, her father
was JOHANN Scholzen, Born on 27.10.1867 in Dockweler, Kr.Daun. Married Maria SCHNEIDER, Born 7.7.1874 in Hühnerfeld/Taunus. Father from Johann was Josephi Scholzen,
married Christina Mueller(Müller).
Hope you can find out something about this family.
I thank you very much for your kindness.
Greetings Hans Willy

 

Name: Loretta Marcordes <Loralei2@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-11-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bauler
What surnames are you researching? Tinley Park, Il
Where are you located? Breyer, Leiner
Comments:
I an making a family tree. I have found out quite a bit on my mother. Maiden name Hermes but I can't find out anything about my grandfather Nikolaus Breyer married to Marie Leiner, or another generation, Johannes Breyer to Marie Waxweiler. My father was born on Bauler in 1891 and my mother in Bitburg in 1898. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Jean-Marie REITZ <jeanmarie.reitz@free.fr>
Date: 2003-11-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? huscheid,lasel,ehlenz,bickendorf
What surnames are you researching? Lessy,Moselle,France
Where are you located? Kraemer(cremer)Thielen(thiel,Thelen)
Comments:
Bravo pour votre superbe site,j'ai trouvé beaucoup d'éléments. Merci
Je cherche la trace d'un Kraemer(Franz ou johann ou Nicolas)émigré en Amérique du Nord vers 1780.
Amitiés généalogiques.

 

Name: Peter (Oligschlaeger) Wise <pswise@comcast,net>
Date: 2003-11-19
Comments:
Sorry about last entry - email address is correct now. Obviously location is Ma, family is Oligschlaeger with one 'g'
 

Name: Peter (Oligschlaeger) Wis <pswise@cmcast.net>
Date: 2003-11-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Brenk, Niedermendig, Mendig
What surnames are you researching? Massachusetts
Where are you located? Oligschlaeger
Comments:
Have tracked Oliggschlaeger wing of family to Brenk (early 1700s) to Niedermendig to Le Havre (1839) to NYC to Missouri. Looking for dates/infor before 1700 - possible occupations, reasons for emigration, other family members. Niedermendig was absorbed by Mendig eventually. Can you recommend general history of R/P area? Great site!
 

Name: Lothar Hlavensky <lothar@hlavensky.de>
Date: 2003-11-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Swistal, Neukirchen
What surnames are you researching? Overath near Cologne
Where are you located? Pommerich, Franz, Hoss
Comments:
Very good site! I think it will help a lot. See my results at www.genealogy.hlavensky.de It is not so much but I hope good enough.
 

Name: Jan F. Milles <jmilles@hvc.rr.com>
Date: 2003-11-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kottenheim,Mayen
What surnames are you researching? Red Hook, New York
Where are you located? Milles
Comments:
Could not find the towns mentioned.Currently I am only looking for Milles since I am only just starting to trace back my family.
 

Name: David Wagner <dswags@juno.com>
Date: 2003-11-18
What surnames are you researching? Kansas City, MO
Where are you located? Waggoner
Comments:
I'm new to this, but researching the Waggoner's who came from Bingen, Rhineland, Germany...thats about all I know up to this point.
 

Name: Thiel Jc <jean_chr_thiel@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Speicher
What surnames are you researching? Brussel, belgium
Where are you located? Thiel
Comments:
Hello Thomas,

Again Bravo as we say in french for the giant work you are doing. As requested in you home page, I noticed from my own research in LDS tapes there seems to be some missing data regarding Speicher; It looks to me you have not included files from tapes 556077 and 556078. They are no data for years 18xx -> 1888 that are on those tapes.
Thank you again for your help
Jean-Christophe

 

Name: Ed Karls <ek50@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-11-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Duppach, Olzheim, Schonfeld
What surnames are you researching? Ann Arbor, MI
Where are you located? Karls
Comments:
Thank you for posting the information back on line! Yes, it appears to all be there. Recently found a case where a Karls and a Pick married each other in Minnesota.
 

Name: Norbert <dg7vm@freenet.de>
Date: 2003-11-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? around Rockeskyll, Lissingen, Bolsdorf, Wetteldorf ans others
What surnames are you researching? several; quite now: Bell, Linden, Gores
Where are you located? Germany
Comments:
Hi Tom,

your Homepage is really an "eldorado". Found in your files until yet about 15 names or data to names.
Maybe there's a relation to the States. From a grandmother I've got old photographs. Some made in USA. One with an old couple, made by "Isaac's Studio" at Eau Claire, Wis. with a hand written name on the backside: "Margaretha".

Thanks for the work you've done.

Norbert

 

Name: Jackie Webb <cricket60@excite.com>
Date: 2003-11-13
What surnames are you researching? Washington State
Where are you located? Study/Phoenicie/Hoback
Comments:
Tried to access the www.diederich.com site you listed but couldn't get it to work for me. Would you please double check your address. Thanks

I don't know exactly where those Study and Phoencie families are from in Germany but the Hoback/HObbach families are further south and east along the upper neckar river in Baden-Wurttemberg is all I know. Just found it facinating looking at all the work you have put into this site. Keep up the excellent work. Thanks again for sharing. Jackie

 

Name: Peter Pauling <peter@pauling-sp.de>
Date: 2003-11-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Trier (near Eifel)
What surnames are you researching? near Stuttgart Germany
Where are you located? Thie and Ritschdorff
Comments:
You have done a very good job with Your homepage and what a lot of towns and names.
But there ist no town for our search. We have a homepage at
http://www.pauling-sp.de and http://www.pauling-pp.de with all our database.
We hope You will have much success.
Greeting from the South of Germany

Yours Peter Pauling

 

Name: Josef M. Schmitt <jschmittbold@comcasst.net>
Date: 2003-11-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dreis, Dockweiler, Essingen, Rockeskyll, Waldkönigen, Kirchweiler, Hohenfels etc
What surnames are you researching? Oakland CA
Where are you located? Schäfer, Lamberty, Neis, Schüller, Müller, Meyer(s), Sprünker, Beus, (all direct ancestry), etc
Comments:
Tom, Thank you so much for returning your wonderful work to the internet. I am so happy to see this. I know you will receive much satisfaction by knowing how many people your work will benefit. I am deeply grateful to you for the "special" help you gave me personally. I am ready to help you any way I can. Please let me know. Best wishes from Oakland CA, Joe Schmitt
Searching Eifel families: Pick, Lamberty, Schäfer,Schüller, Müller,Meyers, Neis, Sprünker, Beus (all my own direct ancestry),and others, from Dreis, Dockweiler, Daun,Rockeskyll, Essingen, Kirchweiler, Neunkirchen, Steinborn, Hohenfels etc.

 

Name: Catherine Gilles <cgilles@silver.sl.edu>
Date: 2003-11-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? In your research area: Schonefeld, Stadtkyll, Gondesheim -- Outside your area: Mullenbach, Laubach. Hausten, Langsheid
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin, USA
Where are you located? Gilles, Steffes, Roehrig, Gross
Comments:
So glad to see everything online again Tom. I like the new format with the map segment to help locate each town.

My Gilles family records are found in Schonfeld, Johann Gilles and Magdalena Palms. There is a second Gilles family in that parish. My guess is that they are connected but I have not been able to establish that yet.

Thanks again, Tom.

 

Name: Jean-Pierre Weidert <jpweidert@netscape.net>
Date: 2003-11-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Nusbaum, Freilingen
What surnames are you researching? Luxembourg
Where are you located? Weidert, Weydert
Comments:
Congratulations for your web page and your research.

I would like to find out who the parents of Michael Weidert of Nusbaum were. He is listed on the Nusbaum page. In 1848, at the marriage of his daughter Maria, he was 68 years old and his wife Margaretha 63.

Also, I'm looking for information on Johann Peter Weydert / Weidert who died on 29 Apr 1837 in Freilingen. In 1855, his widow Catharina Weber, 61, lived in Lahr. Johann Peter is not listed on the Freilingen page.

 

Name: Phyllis Urban <PKayU@copper.net>
Date: 2003-11-09
What surnames are you researching? Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Where are you located? Schaaf
Comments:
trying to find a Charles (or Charlie) E Schaaf that came to the US out of Bremen on August 17, 1893 (age 22 at that time) on the Munchen. All my relatives remember is that he came from somewhere in Germany (most that would remember him have already passed). This is my great, great grandfather.
 

Name: Paul F. Van Mechelen <pavame@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Weissenseifen
What surnames are you researching? Orlando, FL
Where are you located? Sietzen & Rodemes
Comments:
Good morning:

Weissenseifen is in the Muerlenbach area. Hope to find the parents of Peter Sietzen (1831 - 1884) and Anna Maria Gertrud Rodemes (1835 - ?).



 

Name: Jennifer HIll <jennyh@networld.com>
Date: 2003-10-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schankweiler
What surnames are you researching? Utah, USA
Where are you located? Shonkwiler, Zempter
Comments:
I am told that the Shonkwiler family came from this town.
 

Name: Marion Pickielnok <mbjfpick@ sover.net>
Date: 2003-10-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? I do not know
What surnames are you researching? Hofediener
Where are you located? Vermont
Comments:
Entering again because of my info was incorrect. Thanks
 

Name: Marion Pickielnok <mbjfpick@>
Date: 2003-10-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? I do not know
What surnames are you researching? Vermont
Where are you located? Hofediener
Comments:
This is my great grandfather's name. It has been very difficult to find this name. Our only reference to the Rhineland is by converstaions with my grandmother who always told us that her parents were from here. Thanks for any help you may provide
 

Name: michele beyer <shermb123@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? karlshausen, keppeshausen
What surnames are you researching? living in China for next 2 years
Where are you located? Laux, and Boentges
Comments:
My families are from villages on both sides of Our river near Vianden,Luxembourg.Both sides meaning Luxembourg and Eifel Germany.Laux emigrated to US in 1850 staying near Middletown and Burlington Iowa.My husband will be working in central China for the next 2 years so this should give me some time to work on genealogy!! Thanks for any help-
 

Name: Triou <yves.triou@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 2003-10-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? birresborn, Gondelsheim
What surnames are you researching? St Avold France
Where are you located? Schuh, Theres, Schmitz, Meyer, Heinen, Becker
Comments:
Congratulation!

I am looking for The mariage of Johannes Schuh and Schmitz Anna about 1806 in Gondelsheim (they die in Gondelsheim). And their father and mother

 

Name: Jean-François LADURELLE <jfladurelle@libertysurf.fr>
Date: 2003-10-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? WARNICH
What surnames are you researching? FOURQUEUX (near Paris) FRANCE
Where are you located? SIMON
Comments:
NAME OF THE LOCATION ABOVE FOUND IN A GENEALOGY LIST RECEIVED FROM A FRENCH COUSIN. NOT SURE OF THE SPELLING. MIGHT NOT BE IN THE EIFEL (LIST DESCRIBES THE AREA AS "GERMAN ARDENNE"). THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY TIME SPENT ON THIS. CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE QUALITY OF YOUR SITE. REGARDS. JEAN-FRANCOIS
 

Name: Rob Deltgen <deltgen@pt.lu>
Date: 2003-10-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dasburg
What surnames are you researching? Luxemburg
Where are you located? Peters,Parmentier,Sevenig
Comments:
Hi Tom. I love your Website .It offen helps me to find ancestors.Like now i am researching Deviscur. I found them on your page ERNZEN Deviseur. It is Deviscur ,that means the guy from Viscur,a little village close to Bastogne.
Thanks again Rob

 

Name: Marge Dellwo <margedellwo@usfamily.net>
Date: 2003-10-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hunsrucks, Damflos, Geisfeld, etc
What surnames are you researching? Dayton, MN ( we used to live in Prineville)
Where are you located? Dellwo, Dupre, Gerard, Sossong
Comments:
Are these areas overlapping. You must not be far.
 

Name: Sue Sullivan <landboater2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dudeldorf, Zemmer, Welschbillig, Schleidweiler, Idesheim
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Marxen, Massem, Raskop, Osweiler, Michels, Beyer, Schomer, Kremer, Wagner, Olck
Comments:
I wish I had accessed this site earlier; I hope to return & be able to look up some of these names.
 

Name: Jeff Fuchsen <apricot_park@cfu.net>
Date: 2003-10-18
What surnames are you researching? Cedar Falls, Iowa
Where are you located? Fuchsen
Comments:
Was doing a basic search for my last name and came acroos you site. Since I do not know too much about the families past, i decided to take a look
 

Name: Bernard LUDWIG <ludwig.bernard-g@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 2003-10-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Gesotz gemeinde Plütscheid oder Huscheid
What surnames are you researching? F 77590 Bois le Roi
Where are you located? LUDWIG, HERMANN
Comments:
I'm researching birth and marriage certificates from Johann LUDWIG and Maria HERMANN.
Johann LUDWIG died 5 Feb 1846 in Altrier (Bech) Luxemburg.
Maria HERMANN born 22 July 1801 in Gesotz Huscheid, died 21 June 1868 in Bech.
One daughter known Margaretha born 6 June 1836 ? in Gesotz Plütscheid.
Thank you very much for your help.
Best regards
Bernard LUDWIG

 

Name: Tun JACOBY <jacoby@st2000.lu>
Date: 2003-10-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Obersgegen
Where are you located? Gillen
Comments:
Hallo,
Ich spreche sehr schlecht Englisch. Ich nehme aber an, dass Sie Deutsch sprechen. Wenn Sie mir mit "Gillen" weiterhelfen könnten, so würde mich das sehr freuen.
Meine Grossmutter war eine Gillen und ihre Vorfahren kommen aus Obersgegen in der Eifel.
Vielen Dank
Tun Jacoby

 

Name: Estella Hahn Michels <emichels@n-connect.net>
Date: 2003-10-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hargarten Bobenthal ?
What surnames are you researching? Iowa
Where are you located? HAHN TUCH FUNK
Comments:
I am searching for John S. HAHN son of H HAHN and F FUNK or F TUCH. John HAHN born 1842-1843 in a little town in Germany near Luxembourg, to US in 1867. to Pittsburg, PA
 

Name: Estella HAHN Michels <emichels@n-connect.net>
Date: 2003-10-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Not sure?
What surnames are you researching? IOWA USA
Where are you located? John S. HAHN son of H. HAHN
Comments:
My dad Casper HAHN was raised in an ophanage. He told me his dad John S. Hahn born Oct 1842 or 1843 was born in a little town in Germany close to Luxembourg. He was the oldest in the family and the first to emmigrate. It was a large family and he left a lot of brothers and sisters behind. A brother came with or shortly after him possible Peter. One uncle says he was born in Alsace Lorraine. Any help would be so appreciated. Thank you. Estella
 

Name: Norbert <dg7vm@freenet.de>
Date: 2003-10-11
What surnames are you researching? germany
Comments:
Hi Tom,

quite a lot of work you've done.
in your list of "L"-towns i found two wrong written names:

LIFSENDORF ==> LISSENDORF
LIFSINGEN ==> LISSINGEN (some of the "Cremers" there are ancestors of mine).

greetings from germany
Norbert

 

Name: Jan Francis <janfrancis1@charter.net>
Date: 2003-10-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Stahl, Eisenach, Densborn, Rittersdorf, & Neidenbach
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? Grosbusch, Enzen, Schneider, Marx, and Koenigs
Comments:
Welcome back Tom. We all missed you and hope all is well. You have done so much to help us all with your site. Hugs, Jan
 

Name: Jane Roufus <roufushenning@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-07
Comments:
Hope your health is better Tom.

Are you putting the names back on line! "U" with the maps looks good and will be very helpful for cities I can't locate. The data with names and dates is excellent, excellent,excellent.

 

Name: Sharleene <sharjimbreslain@prodigy.net>
Date: 2003-10-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hohenfels?
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Michels
Comments:
I am not sure if Hohenfels is in the Eifel region...someone told me it was. When I tried to look it up I found three such names...can you help me?
 

Name: Liz <misnomer@shaw.ca>
Date: 2003-10-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Glaadt, Hunnerback, etc. etc
What surnames are you researching? Calgary, AB
Where are you located? Kaufmann, Scheid, Meyer, etc. etc
Comments:
Tom this is going to be so helpful! I thought that the old pages were excellent, and was a little dissappointed when I didn't see the town text files anymore.

Thank you!


 

Name: Mary Ann Nelson <olsleln@aol.om>
Date: 2003-10-06
Comments:
Just checked out the "U" page and I like the idea of the maps. Also can anyone tell me what "Borens" on public record from Germany might mean?
Mary Ann

 

Name: Mary Ann Nelson <olsleln@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Malberg, Kyllburg, Neidenbach
What surnames are you researching? WI, U.S.A.
Where are you located? Becker, Schmitz, Straucken
Comments:
Tom, Thanks to your page I found a great person who helped me with the Schmitz information from Neidenbach. He got us back to the 1700s. Now I am hoping some one can help me with the Becker and Straucke families. My GGGrandfather, Johann Schmitz married Katharina Becker/Straucken 4-8-1811. She was born 23-6-1784 in Nattenheim. I miss your other version where we could look up the names.
Again, thank you.

 

Name: Caspers A. <dollendorf@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-09-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dollendorf
What surnames are you researching? Germany
Where are you located? Caspers-Hutsch
Comments:
well done Mr. Pick
 

Name: Klaus Finken <info@klaus-finken.de>
Date: 2003-09-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Birgel, Schüller
What surnames are you researching? Birgel
Where are you located? Finken, Kirsten
Comments:
Tolle Arbeit.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
klaus finken
wiesbaumer str. 16
54587 Birgel

 

Name: Ed Karls <ek50@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-09-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Duppach, Olzheim
What surnames are you researching? Ann Arbor, Michigan
Where are you located? Karls
Comments:
Your site has been very helpful to me in tracking down my Karls family. I am also very interested in tracing where the Karls went to here in North America. I've been in touch with a Carol Tannas of California who says she has been in touch with you, and that you had done work also researching Cudworth, Saskatchewan? This is where some of the Karls had migrated to (but not my branch). Does this ring any bells?
 

Name: chery kale <cheryl_kale2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all
What surnames are you researching? Chicago area
Where are you located? Wilfers, Foertsch
Comments:
I've just begun researching the Wilfers branch. The Foertsch line is for a friend. Both of these families wound up settling in Chicago. If you have them on your surname list, please let me know.

Thanks!

Cheryl

 

Name: Jim Miller <jimpmiller@msn.com>
Date: 2003-09-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Weiler, Kirsbach, Muespath, Retterath
What surnames are you researching? Eden Prairie, MN
Where are you located? Krebsbach
Comments:
My great great grandfather Peter Joseph Krebsbach and his wife Barbara (Schmidt) Krebsbach immigrated from the Weiler area of the Eifel region to Peoria County Illinois landing first in New York in October 1878. Peter Joseph's son Nicholas Krebsbach my great grandfather also settled in Peoria county. Other Krebsbachs who are probably related came from the Eifel to southern Minnesota, Mower County and others to Fond du Lac, WI. I would appreciate very much having contact with any Krebsbach researchers.
 

Name: Jim Miller <jimpmiller@msn.com>
Date: 2003-09-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Weiler, Kirsbach, Muespath, Retterath
What surnames are you researching? Eden Prairie, MN
Where are you located? Krebsbach
Comments:
My great great grandfather Peter Joseph Krebsbach and his wife Barbara (Schmidt) Krebsbach immigrated from the Weiler area of the Eifel region to Peoria County Illinois landing first in New York in October 1878. Peter Joseph's son Nicholas Krebsbach my great grandfather also settled in Peoria county. Other Krebsbachs who are probably related came from the Eifel to southern Minnesota, Mower County and others to Fond du Lac, WI. I would appreciate very much having contact with any Krebsbach researchers.
 

Name: Barbara Wyche <genie@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2003-09-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Manderscheid & Wittlich
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? Putz & Wagner
Comments:
Joseph Putz and Bertha/Barbara Wagner came to the Port of New Orleans prior to 1859. I have a birth record of a child named Caroline Josephine Putz born in 1859 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

The names of the towns where the parents came from are very difficult to read from the birth record. I believe I can make out the name of the region as R. [of] Trier, Prussia.

If I can get definite spellings and location of the towns in Prussia, I would be grateful.

 

Name: Hansjörg Guntermann <hansjoerg.guntermann@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-09-15
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hersdorf,Wetteldorf,Prüm
What surnames are you researching? Birresborn,Prüm
Where are you located? Guntermann,Gundermann,Gonderman
Comments:
Die Familie Guntermann wohnt seit ca.1737 in Birresborn
und Mürlenbach wo wohnte sie vorher?

 

Name: JERI BAKER <res1p13v@verizon.net>
Date: 2003-09-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unknown
What surnames are you researching? fl.
Where are you located? Rohring and Schrader
Comments:
just started searching family roots ,found Henry Rohring and Hannah Schrader married in Detroit Michigan listed as German farmer, was told Rohring was shortend on arrival to U.S. ANY INFO ON ROHRING name or what region in GERMANY WOULD BE OF VALUE. THANK-YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK,IT'S SO EXCITING , TO LEARN AND DISCOVER YOUR HERITAGE THANKS JB
 

Name: John Trine <j1919t@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-09-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Sefferweich, Seffern
What surnames are you researching? Minneapolis, MN
Where are you located? Klesges, Neumann
Comments:
Tom -

My great-grandfather, Peter Klesges, left Sefferweich with three brothers when their widowed mother, Susannah Neumann Klesges died in 1867. I had the opportunity to visit this picturesque area in 1982 but was unable to locate any distant cousins.

From the small size of Sefferweich, I was surprised to find that you have it listed.

Keep up the good work! I will anxiously check back for your "S" research.

John

 

Name: Georgann Mefferd <gmeff@juno.com>
Date: 2003-09-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Korperich
What surnames are you researching? Des Moines, IA
Where are you located? Rausch, Myers (variants thereof), Drauden, Welter,
Comments:
We are looking for information on the family of Michael Rausch m. Marie Welter. We believe them to be the parents of my great-grandfather, Peter Rausch, and a number of his siblings with whose descendants I correspondent. (Katherine, John, Michael, Elizabeth) They all ended up in Will County, IL and some moved on to Kansas where I was born. In Will County they married into the Eich, Kopps, etc. families whose names are also on your list for K towns. Any guidance would be helpful. We have been in contact with the Catholic Church in Korperich and have received some information as they are putting together a book and had already done the Rausch family recent years (mid-1800's). They are not publishing it however. We were looking forward to being able to buy all the records. Rats. If you are interested in any of our families, I'll share.
 

Name: Werner Heil <gwheil@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-09-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Meisburg and Badem
What surnames are you researching? Korb/Stuttgart/Germany
Where are you located? Elsen and Becker
Comments:
On the Homepage of Meisburg Your website is named as the owner of the list of all citizens of Meisburg between 1700 an 1900. I havn't found it. Is this list available in the Net or for download ?

Thanks a lot. Many Greetings from Germany.

Werner Heil

 

Name: Bonnie Weisel <bonnie@psl.wisc.edu>
Date: 2003-09-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Diocese of Trier
What surnames are you researching? Madison, WI
Where are you located? Keller/Koeller/Koller/Simon/Fink
Comments:
Found your website searching for Koeller and Leyendecker.

Searching for 3 Keller/Koeller/Koller families who immigrated to St. Paul, MN in the mid 1800s. St. Paul church marriage records of the children indicate all families were from the diocese of Trier. Data and circumstantial evidence indicates the families were likely related.

One family I found in the LDS/IGI. Peter Koeller married Margaretha Leyendecker 1837 in Berndorf, Rheinland. There was only this one Koeller family in Berndorf based on the IGI transcription.

Looking for Christopher Koeller/Keller (b. ~15May 1802) & wife Anna Simon (b. ~1799). Children: Johann (~1826), Joseph (~1830), Barbara (~1833), Mathias (~1834), Christina (~1837), Anna (~1841).

Peter Koeller (~May 1798) & Catharina Fink (~1809) Children: Anna (~1835), Rosina (~1844), Peter (~1848), Theodore (~1849).

I was curious to know if you have any data for these two families or would know which villages in your research area that had Koeller/Koller/Keller families.

Thanks, Bonnie

 

Name: Wolfgang Thelen <wthelec390@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-09-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bitburg, Badem, Pickliesem, Zell/Mosel
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? Thelen, Neisen, Karels, Zender, Freiwald
Comments:
Great site! Thanks.
 

Name: Dave Dingels <djdingels@msn.com>
Date: 2003-09-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Plüttsheid
What surnames are you researching? Plymouth, MN USA
Where are you located? Dingels
Comments:
I notice that you have cataloged 7 "Dingels" from Plüttsheid. My ggrandfather was Nicolas or Nicholas and is said to be buried there approx 1880's or early 90's. How can I get info on the 7 "Dingels?" Religion was catholic.
 

Name: Dave Hein <dhein@polycom.com>
Date: 2003-09-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Geefs, Moehn, Lifsendorf, Lifsingen
What surnames are you researching? Austin, TX
Where are you located? Hors, Horsch, Horst
Comments:
Tom,

Can you send me the data for Geefs, Moehn, Lifsendorf and Lifsingen? I found the Hors/Horsch/Horst surnames in your indexes for those towns.

I noticed your indexes do not include the mother's maiden name. It would be useful to include the mother's maiden name in the count, otherwise researchers may overlook these towns.

Thanks,
Dave Hein

 

Name: Judi VanWhy <vanwhys@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-09-01
What surnames are you researching? Fl
Where are you located? Treeweiler(Trierweiler?)
Comments:
My gm name as I know it-Elizabeth Treeweiler m George A Smith in RI? or NYC. Her father Fritz m Julia Dammer(?) and came to Broome Co NY and worked in Endicott Johnson Shoe factory in Endicott late 1890's or a little later. I'm hoping this is her actual name and anglicised when they immigrated here. Thanks Judi
 

Name: Judi VanWhy <vanwhys@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-09-01
What surnames are you researching? Fl
Where are you located? Treeweiler(Trierweiler?)
Comments:
My gm name as I know it-Elizabeth Treeweiler m George A Smith in RI? or NYC. Her father Fritz m Julia Dammer(?) and came to Broome Co NY and worked in Endicott Johson Shoe factory in Endicott late 1890's or a little later. I'm hoping this is her actual name and anglicised when they immigrated here. Thanks Judi
 

Name: Gerry Mulligan <mulligag@tznet.com>
Date: 2003-09-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Olzheim and Schönfeld, Rhineland-Pfalz
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin
Where are you located? Spoden, Twomey
Comments:
I believe I have the Twomey name related to Olzheim. Margaretha Twomey was likely born in the Olzheim area June 17, 1827. She married Joshn Spoden (?? date, before 1850). He was born June 02, 1824 (?? where). Their first child appears to have been born in Schönfeld. This couple and their children came to the US in 1872 and settled in the Cold Spring area of Stearns County, Minnesota. A large number of individuals from the area you're doing the work have settled in this area of Minnesota. The Stearns County Historical Museum in St Cloud has a significant amount of family history information cataloged.
 

Name: Mary Grace Horensky <herk33@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-08-31
What surnames are you researching? Avon Lake,Ohio
Where are you located? Schenkel,Hartwick
Comments:
The only information that I have for my gggrandparents is that had lived in Baden,immigrated to US sometime early 1860. They came into Rochester, NY,settled for brief period,and moved on to Pittsburgh,Pa
Their names were Johann August Schenkel,born 1835,and his wife Maria Anna Hartwick,born 1839

 

Name: Laura Smith <laurabeth@att.net>
Date: 2003-08-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bitburg, Walsdorf, Wilsecker, Langenfeld, and others
What surnames are you researching? Bellevue, WA,USA
Where are you located? Meyer (fom Bitburg,) Heinen, Retz/Reetz, Reuland, Zinnen,Zender and more
Comments:
How can the people writing to your site help get the marriages and births back on? I would be glad to help. Laura
 

Name: Paula Hartman <lhartman@n-connect.net>
Date: 2003-08-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ober Bettingen
What surnames are you researching? Anamosa, Iowa
Where are you located? Hansen
Comments:
Hello,

I am looking for information on my GGGrandfather Peter Hansen. He is said to have been born in Ober Bettingen in 1820. His wife was Margarethe Konzen, but her tombstone says Angela. In census records she went by Antilia. She was said to be from Rollingen? Maybe Ralingen? Born in 1822. They were said to have lived in Fohren. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

 

Name: Michael Daun <michael.daun@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-08-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Mullenbach (Muellenbach, Müllenbach) bei Adenau
What surnames are you researching? Bonn, Germany
Where are you located? Daun, Radermacher
Comments:
Buzzing with excitement...?!? Okay, to get in contact to anyone here, I should at least pass my CORRECT mail-address, I think...

The address in the next but one entry is wrong, the correct one is as following: michael.daun@gmx.de

In a way pretty simple...:-)

 

Name: Leona Cowles <jimleona@dtgnet.com>
Date: 2003-08-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ellingen
What surnames are you researching? Yankton, SD
Where are you located? Steinmetzer, Marx
Comments:
My Great grandfather came from Ellingen, Luxembourg.
His wife maiden name was Margaretha Marx. She was born in Besch, a german village on the Moselle River bordering east Luxembourg. They emigrate to America in 1847 and sttled in Belgium WI.

 

Name: Michael Daun <michae.daun@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-08-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Müllenbach (Muellenbach, Mullenbach) bei Adenau (Eifel, of course:-)
What surnames are you researching? Bonn, Germany
Where are you located? Daun, Radermacher
Comments:
Hi, Tom and everone round here!

Just found your website by chance, and I'm sure that I'm not yet able to REALLY appreciate what a whole lotta stuff you brought together here...wow!

I'm searching for family members with the surname of "Daun" in a small village called Muellenbach ("Mullenbach" in your data), which is belonging to the "Verbandsgemeinde Adenau" now. My grandpa Josef Daun was born in Muellenbach, his father Vincenz Daun died there (in 1941). He married Eva Radermacher 1905 in Kelberg, a village nearby. This weekend I will get some more information from a nephew of my grandpa. His name is Guenter Daun and he is still living in Mullenbach...

So, how can I help you and the all the other researchers?!? And how can I take a look at your data, the Dauns in Mullenbach...?!?

Love
Michael Daun

 

Name: Raymond Regh <raymond.regh@pandora.be>
Date: 2003-08-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Weidenbach, Deudesfeld, Bettenfeld and Uedersdorf
What surnames are you researching? Belgium
Where are you located? Regh, Hoewer, Schieferens, Zeyen, Broost, Hausner or Hausener
Comments:
Hello,

My family is rooted in the Eifel-Region, but the documents in my possession allow me only to trace them back until the end of the 18th century. So I was very pleased to find the following links on the Internet with data that allowed my to complete mine:

http.//freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pick/weidenba.txt
http.//freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pick/deudesfe.txt

Unfortunately, these links seem not to exist any more. Would you be so kind to provide my with these files? I would be very grateful if you could provide me with other data related to the above mentionned families.

Best regards

Raymond Regh
Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium

 

Name: Dena Nichols (eckenfels) <lpmedic@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Baden
What surnames are you researching? Hutchins, Texas
Where are you located? Eckenfels
Comments:
I am currently searching for any information on Andrew eckenfels b. 1834 or Josephine Eckenfels both born in baden, germany. My family has no information on any of the european decendants.
 

Name: Virginia Guck <vguck@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Trier
What surnames are you researching? Muscatine IA
Where are you located? Naber
Comments:
My husband's natural father was John Naber who died when my husband was 2 years old. He was raised by John Guck and took his name. John Naber lived in Iowa before moving to Minnesota where he died and was buried. Thanks.
 

Name: Thiel Jc <jean-christophe.thiel@econocom.be>
Date: 2003-08-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Speicher
What surnames are you researching? Belgium
Where are you located? Thiel
Comments:
Hello,

I am trying to find on your 'S' page a link to the file containing the data of the town of Speicher, were the Thiel I am linked to came from.
No link for this Data file ?
Thank you for your help

 

Name: gene Lamont <gene@cal.net>
Date: 2003-08-16
What surnames are you researching? California
Where are you located? Frederick Ruhle
Comments:
I have been searching for my grandfather ,Frederick Ruhle("),b.1857,Prussia, He immigrated to am. in 1874. Went to ca abt.1800 married raised family and leftabt 1910??? No death record.No immigration record?? Do you know him??
gene@cal.net

 

Name: carol leresche <leresche@rangeweb.net>
Date: 2003-08-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all you list
What surnames are you researching? Alaska and Wyoming
Where are you located? Muller and Haas
Comments:
I see you have changed your format. How would I find out the first names and birth and marriage dates of the Mullers you list in your information per town? You made it so easy for all of us before. I still appreciate all you have done. I found my Haas family names because of your work. Thanks Carol
 

Name: Audrey Williams Stanaland <audstan@chartertn.net>
Date: 2003-08-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim
What surnames are you researching? Tennessee
Where are you located? WILLEMS / WILLEMS- PAULY/PAULI
Comments:
I've visited here before. My brother, in Blankenheim today Aug. 8, 2003, has just visited the Catholic church to obtain records. Found only 1 entry that comes close and birthdate off by 3 years from our records---no matter, may be our family.

My info has been: Joseph John Willms / Willems, born Jan. 1855, married Magdelena Pauly, born Dec. 1859--both in Blankenheim
Married: about 1882 (Jos's obit hard to read)
Immigraton: next yr after marriage---1883?
Son: Joseph Henry, born between 1880-1883, Jan

Blankenheim Cath.Church Records show:
Johann Joseph WILLEMS, Feb. 26, 1858
Hienrich Willems--his father
Gertrud Riquer --- his mother

No records for son Joseph Henry (Heinrich) born in Germany and immigrated with them.

No records for Magdalena PAULY

My brother was told that the "courthouse" may have more records and to FAX them, which he will do when he returns home. His visit in Blankenheim ends on this weekend.

He reports that the town of Blankenheim is unbelievable beautiful---more so than he ever expected, and that's a big statement. He and wife live in Stavanger, Norway--and Norway is awesome, beautiful!

Audrey Williams Stanaland

 

Name: Alice <adulch@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2003-08-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Alphausen, Hanover,Germany
What surnames are you researching? summer Davis, Wv late fall,winter,spring in Florida
Where are you located? Myers, Westling,Gocke,Barlow,Grease,,Borgman,Walter
Comments:
Christopher Myers(1860)census or Mires(1850)census married Mary Westling around 1842 father Garret Westling mother Mary? from Alphausen, Hanover, Germany First child Mary born Sept. 9,1844,Virginia now Preston County, West Virginia. They were Catholic families. You have a great sight. Can you be of any help?
 

Name: john weiss <john.weiss@swissotel.com>
Date: 2003-08-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dungenheim and Baden
What surnames are you researching? Chicago, IL
Where are you located? Weiss and Hornung
Comments:
I am relatively new to the family history search, I've only been at this about 2 years. My father's family has been very difficult since he was orphaned at 3 yrs. old and raised by his father's sister. Family was never spoken of and I have limited clues to work with. My great-grandfather Joseph Weiss was a Civil War veteran and from his pension file I learned that he was born in Dungenheim and that his wife Katherine, nee Hornung was born in the Duchies of Baden. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

Name: Steve Cook <cookiemonster62@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bitburg, Huttingen near Metterich, Metterich, Masholder, Mersch (LUX)
What surnames are you researching? Edgewood, WA (about 10 miles east of Tacoma)
Where are you located? Schlader/Schleder (married a few Nosbischs), Wagener, Hurkes, Slugel, Clemens, Ricard/Rickard, Schmitz, Pullen, Hary, Assems, Ad
Comments:
We were trying to find the above cities by doing a web search,and wound up on your doorstep. Like you said, they're just so small that they don't show up on the maps that we have found so far. What an incredible amount of work you have put in to get that mass of information. 280,000 names!! It boggles the mind! 1,688 people in the area that we are interested in! It appears that the Schleders were in the area for many generations, so I was surprised that they didn't show up as one of the most common names. I'm going to go check out the history of the Eifel. Thank you for putting the results of your efforts out here for us to find as clues for our own search.
 

Name: BONNIE BEEKMAN TEUSCH <bteusch@onlyinternet.net>
Date: 2003-08-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? WITTLICH
What surnames are you researching? INDIANA
Where are you located? TEUSCH PETRIE
Comments:
AM I IN THE RIGHT LIST? I KNOW THERE IS AN OLD LADY THAT HAS ALL THE FAMILY RECORDS IN WITTLICH GERMANY . A BOOK WITH ALL THAT HAD LIVED THERE FOR CENTURIES! I BELIEVE MY HUSBAND WAS POINTED TO HER FROM THE OLD CATHOLIC CHURCH. WE BELIEVE TEUSCHS CAME FROM THERE AS WE HAVE LETTER FROM OLD COUSIN WRITTEN FOR HIM BY HIS DAUGHTER AFTER WW11. IT NEVER GOT ANSWERED! SHE SAID HER FATHER WAS HUBERT TEUSCH WHO WAS BORN IN WITTLICH ON THE MOSEL IN 1870. HE WAS 79 YR OLD IN 1949 AND WANTING TO DEARLY KNOW IF HIS 'UNCLE JOHN'S' DESCENDENTS STILL LIVED! POOR MAN NEVER GOT AN ANSWER AS NO ONE COULD READ THE GERMAN AND JUST PUT THE LETTER IN A DRAWER. I FINALLY GOT HOLD OF IT AND HAD A SISTER AT THE CONVENT TRANSLATE IT FOR ME.THIS IS HGOW WE HAVE A CLUE AS TO WHERE HE CAME FROM IN GERMAANY. BONNIE TEUSCH INDIANA bteusch@onlyinternet.net
 

Name: Penny Beerends <burnout@kdsi.net>
Date: 2003-08-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Emlichheim
What surnames are you researching? Iowa
Where are you located? Berends/Beerends/Gommers
Comments:
We have just found out that our family came from Germany.
I received an e-mail that said they were born in Emlichheim. I am searching for Gerrit Jan Berends born 1795 and his wife Fennigje Gommers born 30-9-1804. Any help would be great or sujestions would be welcomed.

 

Name: Ramona Hengels -Pryor <Ramonahp@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Mauel
What surnames are you researching? Illinois
Where are you located? Hengels, Roehl, Kiesgan,Semmer, Schieffer,Gorgen, Frey,Zans, Berscheid,Zarren, Peters
Comments:
Any help with the name Hengels would be appreciated
Thank you for putting this together it is very helpful

 

Name: Josef M. Schmitt <jmschmit@pacbell.net>
Date: 2003-08-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dockweiler, Dreis, Rockeskyll, Waldkönigen, etc
What surnames are you researching? Oakland CA
Where are you located? Pick, Schäfer, Neis (Neus), Müller. Schüller, Bernardy, Lamberti, Meyer, Horsch (Hors, Horst), Sprünker etc
Comments:
Thomas, your website had been a tremendous resourse for me before the church book entries were eliminated. Are they now at another site or simply no longer available? Thanks, Joe

PS I found that our Pick lines due connect. My great- grandfather Wilhelm Schäfer from Dreis was married to Catharina Pick in Stearns Co.

 

Name: Gerald S. Lenzen <gslenzen@oregonvos,net>
Date: 2003-07-31
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Loogh, Niederehe, Walsdorf
What surnames are you researching? Portland, Oregon
Where are you located? Lentzen, Simon, Becker
Comments:
Keep up the good work, Tom. This is a great data website.
 

Name: Steven Schloeder <s_schloeder@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-30
What surnames are you researching? Berkeley CA
Where are you located? Schloeder
Comments:
Thanks for the site. You might know of the http://www.schloeder.net/
run by Heinz-Georg Schloeder in Germany. My own lineage is:

Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather:
Martin Schlöder ca. 1720 3-Feb-1777
Geburt: ca. 1720
Tod: 3-Feb-1777 in Kirsch (Mosel)

Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather:
Jakob Schlöder 8-Jan- 1756 vor 1817
Geburt: 8-Jan- 1756 in Kirsch (Mosel)
Taufe: 8-Jan- 1756 in Kirsch (Mosel)
Tod: vor 1817 in Pfalzel /b. Trier

Great-Great-Great-Grandfather:
Nikolaus Schlöder 21-Okt-1790 30-Apr-1867
Geburt: 21-Okt-1790 in Pfalzel /b. Trier
Taufe: 21-Okt-1790 in Pfalzel /b. Trier
Tod: 30-Apr-1867 in Trier

Great-Great-Grandfather:
Jakob Joh. Anton Hubert Schlöder 3-Nov-1835 3-Mrz-1907
Geburt: 3-Nov-1835 in Trier
Taufe: 3-Nov-1835 in St. Gangolf zu Trier
Tod: 3-Mrz-1907 in Brooklyn, NY, USA, 784 East 13th Street

Great-Grandfather:
Jacob Hermann Maximilian Schloeder 28-Feb-1865 10-Jul-1919
Geburt: 28-Feb-1865 in NYC, NY, USA
Tod: 10-Jul-1919 in Bklyn, NY, USA

Grandfather:
Francis Xavier Schloeder , Sr. 8-Sep-1893 16-Nov-1979
Geburt: 8-Sep-1893 in NYC, NY, USA
Tod: 16-Nov-1979 in Queens, NY, USA

Father:
Donald Joseph Schloeder , Sr. 20-Okt-1933 14-May-2002
Geburt: 20-Okt-1933 in Bklyn, NY, USA
Died: 14-May-2002 in Mesa AZ USA

Any help you can give in tracking before Martin Schloder (1720-1777) will be helpful.

Best,

Steve Schloeder
















 

Name: Jean-Christophe Thiel <jean-christophe.thiel@econocom.be>
Date: 2003-07-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Speicher
What surnames are you researching? Brussel, belgium
Where are you located? Thiel
Comments:
Hello,

I am particularly interested in your research and try to find back our Thiel ancestor from Speicher, Germany.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks you for your help

 

Name: Frank Eischens-Keilen <EischensKeilen@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lambertsberg
What surnames are you researching? Trier
Where are you located? Eischens and Keilen
Comments:
I am searching for the names Eischens and Keilen in Lambertsberg.
 

Name: Maggie Aretz <margarete_aretz@web.de>
Date: 2003-07-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Oberehe, Walsdorf, Stadtkyll, ....Niederweiss
What surnames are you researching? Germany, USA
Where are you located? Zender, Heinrichs, Peters, Mauel, Steffen, Hoffmann, Hahn, Dillenburg, Bender, Schlax, Thielen, Thelen, Kaulen,....
Comments:
Hello,

I looks for particularly descendants of the emigrants ( 1887 USA)
JOHANN PETER ZENDER, * 22 November 1858, Stadtkyll, circle Daun, Eifel, Rhineland
JOHANN MATTHIAS ZENDER, * 7 November 1861, Stadtkyll

Beyond that interests all Zender from the circle Daun and circle Bitburg and US.

Wolfgang, if you reads this, announces you times. Zender and Thelen are extensively used in my mother line.
I assume the same for the paternal line.
Your indicated address of 2001-11-02 is obviously no longer correct. wolfcan@eol.ca?
Maggie Aretz (Zender)

Hallo,

ich suche speziell Nachfahren der Emigranten (1887 USA)

JOHANN PETER ZENDER, * 22 November 1858, Stadtkyll, Kreis Daun, Vulkaneifel, Rheinlandpfalz.
JOHANN MATTHIAS ZENDER, *7 November 1861, Stadtkyll, Kreis Daun, Vulkaneifel, Rheinlandpfalz.

Darüber hinaus interessen alle Zender aus dem Kreis Daun Kreis Bitburg und USA.

Wolfgang, falls du dies liest, melde dich mal. Zender und Thelen sind weitläufig Verwandte in der mütterlichen Linie
Ich vermute dasselbe für die väterliche Linie. Deine angegebene Anschrift vom 2001-11-02
ist offensichtlich nicht mehr korrekt. wolfcan@eol.ca ?




 

Name: gaby tombers <gabriele@tombers.com>
Date: 2003-07-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? weidenbach
Where are you located? tombers
Comments:
hi, I'm still looking for my tombers-family in weidenbach... can anybody help me?

gaby

 

Name: Audrey Cayo <acayo@execpc.com>
Date: 2003-07-20
Comments:
address was wrong in the guestbook
 

Name: Audrey Cayo <acauo@execpc.com>
Date: 2003-07-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? don't know
What surnames are you researching? Franklin, Wisconsin
Where are you located? Saler
Comments:
I was told that my grandfather, Pierre Emiel (Emil) saler was born in the country of Luxembourg, but I have been unable to find his birth records. His ancestry in Luxembourg go back to the birth of His grandfather in Stienfort in 1804. I believe that Emil's mother was German. His father, Dominik was killed in a mining accident in Northern France . At that time Emil was put in a catholic orphanage in Nancy, France because his mother was too poor to support 3 children. I believe that Emil's mother possibly returned to Germany, but have no idea where. Any ideas for my continued searach would be greatly appreciated. Audrey Saler Cayo
 

Name: Mary Lee Page <marylee@swfla.rr.com>
Date: 2003-07-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Nachtshein
What surnames are you researching? Naples, FL
Where are you located? Justen, Schaefer,etc.
Comments:
I have read all of the LDS microfilm for this village.
 

Name: Charles Gibfried <gibfriedc@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Gerolstein, Kellberg,
What surnames are you researching? Pebble Beach, California
Where are you located? Friedrichs, Daubach
Comments:
My great grand-mother was Gertrud Friedrichs, who immigrated to Illinois in 1857 with her brother Peter. Another brother Joseph followed in 1861 and settled in Minnesota. Another married into the Gir family and eventually immigrated to Michigan. Descendants of the Friedrichs family remain in Gerolstein within the Horsh and Gores families.
 

Name: Maureen Murray Webb <mw2657@cs.com>
Date: 2003-07-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Reil, anywhere between Trier/Koln/Koblenz
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? see list in comments
Comments:
I am researching many different families from the Reil area: Lichtenstein, Butzen, Fulver,Reis, Bartzen, Fritzen, Nagel, Jungblut, Schmitz, Schweisthal, Daniel, Berlin, Clemens, Roth, Breithbach/Breidbach, Muller, Schneider, Schul, Streusser/Strausser, Thomas, Verhaag, Coenen/Koenen, Hommerding, Kees, Burg, Bitdinger, Geiffes, Simon, all possibly from Reil on the Mosel Germany/Bavaria.

Let me know if this Schweisthal or any other surnames show up in your tree. Thanks!

Regards,
Maureen Murray Webb

 

Name: carol leresche <leresche@rangeweb.net>
Date: 2003-07-10
What surnames are you researching? clearmont wy
Comments:
Tom, what do I need to do to help. I have time to give you but do not know what you need me to do.

Carol LeResche

 

Name: Carol Baumgardt <thera5@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? I don't know
What surnames are you researching? Tonawanda, NY, USA
Where are you located? SILLS/NUNNOLD/ERSFELD/RUMMEL
Comments:
The death certificates for the above surnames (my great grandparents) simply state born in Germany or Prussia, so I don't know what to do. They were Peter NUNNOLD, b. abt 1835, m. Catherine RUMMEL, b. 1834, and John SILLS, b. bef 1832, Prussia, m. Elizabeth ERSFELD, b. bef 1839. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Brenda <cgaetz@mb.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-07-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? I don't know
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? SASCH/SCHENK
Comments:
Can you tell me if either of my surnames come from the area that concerns your roots please. I am trying to figure out where in German my families came from. I think along the Mosel somewhere. They settled in New Trier Illinois and Highland Park Illinois. Thank you.
 

Name: Ron Thompson <RThom31@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ferschweiler
What surnames are you researching? Florida
Where are you located? Hammes, et al
Comments:
Tom,
Can you help me to access your Ferschweieler file? I click on Ferschweiler and nothing happens. Your records would be most valuable in my reasearch. Thank you.

 

Name: G.Stolz <philisa23@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Meisburg
Comments:
Hi Tom,
i wasn`t at your side a few month now i must read you need some informations. Maybe i can help you with the Meisburg church book: the french army invased to the Eifel area in the early 1800th. They also invased Meisburg and they burned down the howle inventar from the church including the books you search. I search dates from the same time and place for my family tree, but i don`t find anything. When i will find something from it in the future, i will contact you.I write in your guestbook because i can`t remember your e-mail adress t.pick@???????net?

 

Name: Terry Machtemes <machfam@shaw.ca>
Date: 2003-07-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Outscheid, Daleiden, Carlshausen, Uess, Bongard, Grosscampenburg, Sinspelt, Mettendorf, Ehlenz, Sengerich, Sevenig, Machtemesmue
What surnames are you researching? Alberta, Canada
Where are you located? Machtemes, Staus, Koos, Hoffman, Marx, Kirthen, Hinderscheidt, Adams, Klaesges, Klees, Sonnen, Barzen
Comments:
Hi Tom,
I just logged on to use your site again and find you seem to be having problems. I'm not sure if you are looking for financial assistance, transcribing assistance, or both. I could help with transcribing data, and maybe also a bit the financial end of things. Three questions...

1. Since I am also researching the eifel area, would you mind if I chose villages that were relevant to my research? You have done about 240 villages thus far. How many more are there to go??

2. What sort of database are you using? I would probably have to get that software so you could receive the data easily and upload it to the site.

3. This is a question I asked before. Could you also consider (in a separate file) merging all your research into one large searchable database. That would have the effect of making the data much more effective by making searches more efficient. For example, it would be very valuable for me to see a profile for my surname - Machtemes, all across the eifel region. It would take a lot of guesswork out of trying to figure out where a particular son or daughter in a particular family went to get married. Sometimes elder folk went to live with and be cared for by a son in law or daughter in law as they aged and became infirm.

So, let me know what I can do. I'm not yet retired so I don't have a lot of time, but if I can order some films in soon, I have a bit of time this summer to sit in the local LDS library. At present I even have a couple of films in that I could just renew and begin work on. I think the best method would be to take my laptop in to the library with me. That would be most efficient. That is even more reason to use the same software as you.

Keep you chin up!
Terry Machtemes
St. Albert, Alberta
Canada

 

Name: Erich Neumann <erich.neumann-eds@eds.com>
Date: 2003-07-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Staudenhof
What surnames are you researching? Waxweiler
Where are you located? Neumann
Comments:
Hi Tom,
some information about Staudenhof, missing at your side.
Staudenhof is near Ehlenz and Waxweiler/ Mauel. Merkeshausen and Beifels belonged to it in further times.
My Grandfather was born there, nowadays there is only one family living in the old school, named Bommes.
Thank you for your great work !

 

Name: Wolfgang Mudter <mudter@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-07-03
Comments:
Tom,

Your work is highly appreciated and I can fully understand your decision. I would lik to discuss with you whether I can help with regard to the genealogical work on the Eifel. Please contact me directly as I have no mail address from you.

Regards
Wolfgang

 

Name: Jane A. <Ddolfawr@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Plütscheid, Feuerscheid, Waxweiler, Lichtenborn, Keppeshausen, Rittersdorf, Pallien
What surnames are you researching? Greeley, Colorado
Where are you located? SIMON, MAUSEN, WIRTZ, ROTH, LAUB, COUMONT,THIELEN, BERTEL
Comments:
I have records from the Waxweiler parish (which includes several small villages) from late 1700 to early 1800s. If you are interested please contact me so I can get them to you. I am willing to continue transcribing. I was in contact with you once before, but didn't know how to get the information to you.
 

Name: R.Simon <reiner.simon@rodershausen.de>
Date: 2003-07-02
Comments:
Dear Thomas,
please send me your e-mail addresse, I will send you some new datas.
Have a nice day.
Reiner

 

Name: Margaret [Bonefas] Gaughan <efmcgaug@ij.net>
Date: 2003-07-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? I have been to many visiting relatives
What surnames are you researching? Largo, Fl.
Comments:
Both of my parents were born in the Eifel. My father comes from Bauler and my mother from Scheitenkorb, Germany.
Do you have any more people with the name Bonefas or Bonifas
as some spell it. Love reading about the area because it is
such a lovely place.

 

Name: Jane Roufus <roufushenning@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-01
Comments:
Tom, I thank you for everything you've done. I'd like to help you monetarily to help defray the cost. If you agree, please e-mail me your street address.
 

Name: Sharon Konen <skonen63@msn.com>
Date: 2003-06-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Binsfeld
What surnames are you researching? Colorado
Where are you located? Weber, Faber
Comments:
Is there a record of emigration from Binsfeld? My grandfather came to the U.S. in the late 1860's and returned to Germany after the Chicago fire. He then returned to the U.S. with his wife and children in 1889. I have been unable to find a record of either emigration date. Any help will be appreciated. This is a wonderful website!!
 

Name: Sue Fingado-Hubbard <suehubb@jps.net>
Date: 2003-06-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
What surnames are you researching? Cupertino, CA
Where are you located? Fingado/Bennewitz/Moersh
Comments:
I have been searching for my grandfather's birthplace in Germany for over 15 years. Have looked at many films from various cities in the Baden-Wurttemberg area with no success. Have found many Fingado names in the Lahr area of Germany, but never my grandfather, Augustus Adolph FINGADO, or his father, Friedrich Wilhelm Fingado. Augustus Adolph was born 6 December 1855.

Any possibility you have this name?

Thanks for your time.

 

Name: marianne minwegen <mkm5940@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? kempenich- honnenigan
What surnames are you researching? lockport, il usa
Where are you located? minwegen
Comments:
looking for the children of mathias minwegen and Gertrud Wald - they included Thomas Minwegen born about 1817-1818 who married Mari(e)anna Schneider and brother Peter Minwegen who married Gertrud Helton. Thomas is our line. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

Name: RThompson <rthom31@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ferschweiler, Waxweiler, Neuerburg, Arzfel
What surnames are you researching? Naples, FL
Where are you located? Hammes, Kapell, Weidert, et al
Comments:
Tom,
I have been doing extensive research on Ferschweiler families who migrated to Stearns County, MN and Dubuque County, IA in the late 1800s. I would be willing to share my data with others. Unfortunately, I am not able to access your page on Ferschweiler. If I could, this would be of great help.

 

Name: O'Nanski <cindy.jason@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-06-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? not sure
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? O'Nanski
Comments:
Joseph O'Nanski, born around 1830 , somewhere in Prussia, married Elizabeth Stouranski. Had a son Francis O'Nanski, born 1859 in Prussia, immigrated to Canada, married Mary Pasco, born 1867 in Canada.
 

Name: O'Nanski <cindy.jason@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-06-28
Where are you located? O'nanski
Comments:
Joseph O'Nanski, born around 1830 , somewhere in Prussia, married Elizabeth Stouranski
 

Name: Melanie Adam <MelanieA@cableone.net>
Date: 2003-06-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Niederstedem, Holsthum, Prumzurlay, Wolsfeld
What surnames are you researching? Iowa
Where are you located? Noehl, Girens, Hoffman, Marbach
Comments:
I'm very interested in your information! I've hit many brick walls in researching my mother's family - our best resource has been a 10,000 word memoir originally written in German by my great-grandfather Mathias Noehl, who was born in Holstum in 1868, the son of Michel Noehl and Magdalena Hoffman. In Iowa in 1896, he married Elizabeth Hoffman, daughter of Matthias Hoffman and Anna Marbach, who was from Dortmund or Prumzurlay. I'm sure that Mathias Noehl's family, at least, traces far back into the Eifel area, although I don't know many details. I do have a few more names, dates, and locations, however...

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated! I'm working on organizing what information I have and can still find into a booklet for a 4-H county fair project next month. Thanks in advance!

 

Name: Audrey Williams Stanalanad <audstan@chartertn.net>
Date: 2003-06-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim
What surnames are you researching? WILLMS /WILLEMS and PAULY / PAULI
Where are you located? Loudon, TN
Comments:
How do I retrieve Catholic Church BIRTH AND MARRIAGE records for Blankenheim, Germany? I need address, etc. very soon. My brother is planning a trip Aug. 2003 to the region in hopes of finding information about my great-grandfather--JOHN JOSEPH WILLMS (see spelling notes) and his roots in the area. He was a painter, specifically I am told by an aunt, a Church Painter.
Also looking for ancestors of his wife, MAGDALENA PAULY.

Were there Trade Guilds in the area for painters---especially a Church Painter ?? How would information be found on members of these guilds?

Starting only with family records entered by my mother in my babybook, (family told her relatives born in either Dusseldorf or Koblenz), I've finally found census records in Wisconsin and Iowa and found obits on three relatives born and married in Blankenheim,Germany.

JOHN JOSEPH WILLMS /WILLEMS / WILLIAMS and wife MAGDALENA PAULY/PAULI and son JOSEPH HENRY WILLMS /WILLEMS /WILLIAMS

Names in German likely spelled as above noted, but Anglicized American versions are all I have:

JOHN JOSEPH WILLIAMS (sometimes on census / obit as WILLMS or WILLEMS) Most often used "Joseph" for given name in U.S.
Born Jan. 1855 in Blankenheim, Germany
Immigrated 1883 to Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin
Died April 30, 1909 Guttenberg, Iowa (occupation: painter)

Married to above in 1882
MAGDALENA PAULY (PAULI ? )
born circa Dec. 1858-1859, Blankenheim, Germany
Immigrated 1883 with husband to Wisconsin
Died: Sept. 29, 1930, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa

Child born in Germany:
JOSEPH HENRY (HEINRICH ?) WILLMS / WILLIAMS
born Jan. 1883, Blankenheim (or Koblenz) Germany

ALL 3 PERSONS IMMIGRATED TOGETHER and settled in Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin.

Birth records indicate children being born by 1885 in Glen Haven, Wis. A 1900 census record in Guttenberg, Iowa, however, states that Magdalena had given birth to 5 children, while I have only information about 4 births.

Census records indicate that a Joseph PAULI lived next door in Glen Haven, Wis 1885 census. Also a Tanus? /or Tom?Thomas?)PAULI and Anne KLINCKHAMMER living in Glen Haven gave birth to a Leo PAULI Feb 1891. This PAULI family moved about same time to Guttenberg,Iowa (1898) and I found them on the 1900 census living 9 houses away from my WILLMS / WILLEMS family.

 

Name: Robert fritschen <bfritschen@hartel.net>
Date: 2003-06-05
Comments:
tom,I can't get into site-what happened.Also I am about to release my book Dakota/Eifel and need to get in touch with you-would you contact meand give me your ph # and i will call-thanks Tom.
 

Name: Audrey Williams Stanalanad <audstan@chartertn.net>
Date: 2003-06-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim, Koblenz, Dusseldorf
What surnames are you researching? Loudon, Tennessee, USA
Where are you located? KLINCKHAMMER and WILHELM / WILLMS and PAULY / PAULI
Comments:
Re my previous posting a few minutes ago, I am also trying to discover if my WILHELM, etc. PAULY clan are related to the KLINCKHAMMER family. Found KLINCKHAMMER family on same page of birth records in Glen Haven, Grant County, Wis., one (Anna) married to a TANUS? PAULI----

Also found on 1885 census in Grant County, Glen Haven, next door to my Joseph WILLIAMS / WILLMS family was a JOSEPH PAULI. I'm thinking there is a relationship.

Thanks for this site and what must be endless research! I've been clueless as to how to research Germany. Hoping this will help---also to find info prior to my brother Robert's trip to Blankenheim area this August, 2003.

 

Name: Audrey Williams Stanaland <audstan@chartertn.net>
Date: 2003-06-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim, Koblenz, Dusseldorf
What surnames are you researching? Loudon, Tennessee, USA
Where are you located? WILHELM / WILLMS and PAULY / PAULI
Comments:

Researching Catholic gr-grandparents, both from Blankenheim, Germany (near Koblenz/Dusseldorf, previously, the only info I had until Blankenheim info surfaced recently.

Need to know how to set wheels in motion to obtain birth and marriage information (and ancestors / parents info) from relevant Catholic Church in the region

Also searching for information about a Painter's trade, specifically a "Church Painter." JOSEPH WILHELM (see below) was a painter after he immigrated to Wisconsin/Iowa, and according to daughter of a son, he was a "Church Painter." Were there "Unions," apprenticeships? or guilds? Is it possible to discover info about my relative thru these trade guilds ? How do I contact them? A brother living in Norway speaks a little German, so can perhaps help,----my brother and wife planning a short trip to the region in August, 2003.

Confusion as to gr-grndfthr name: Thought it to be John Joseph WILHELM, anglicized to WILLIAMS. However, records indicated he used name JOSEPH, and surname often recorded as WILLMS. . . . With those things in mind, names as follows:

JOSEPH J.(Johan?) WILLMS / WILHELM / WILLIAMS, b Jan. 1855, Blankenheim, Germany. Died April 30, 1909, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.

Married 1880-82 to MAGDALENA PAULY / PAULI, b 1857-59, Blankenheim, Germany, died Sept. 1930, Dubuque, Dubuque,Iowa.

Child born: JOSEPH HENRY (HEINRICH ? ) WILHELM / WILLMS, about Jan. 1880-82, in ?Koblenz (but maybe Blankenheim)

Immigrated 1 year after marriage---so about 1881-83---to GLEN HAVEN, GRANT COUNTY, WISCONSIN. Had 3 other children there (Alenis / Arthur?; Bernard; J. Kean.

Moved to Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa in 1898. Son Bernard lived in Prairie du Chien (and possibly also Joseph Henry)MAGDALENA and sons BERNARD AND JOSEPH moved on to Dubuque before 1914. Info to confirm printed in Guttenberg Press, Guttenberg, Iowa--just rec'd . . . from Guttenberg Public Library assistant librarian Melissa Brown. . . .confirming Joseph's death in 1909.

Perhaps someone has info regarding this family---or the Painter trade guilds---or how to obtain birth/marriage info from the correct Catholic Church in the area.


 

Name: John A. Mehring <jamehring@onemain.com>
Date: 2003-06-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Overall
What surnames are you researching? Fairfield, PA
Where are you located? MAUSS, Merckle (Merkle)
Comments:
Researching families of Mauss and Merckle out of the entire
area of Rheinland-Pfalz.
My Gdmother was Emma Maus Haines
My Immig.Anc. Gdmother- ANNA Maria Magdl. Merckle aus Klein
Niedesheim ü.Frankenthal, Pfalz.
John A. Mehring jamehring@onemain.com..

 

Name: John A. Mehring <jamehring@onemain.com>
Date: 2003-06-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Overall
What surnames are you researching? Fairfield, PA
Where are you located? MAUSS, Merckle (Merkle)
Comments:
Researching families of Mauss and Merckle out of the entire
area of Rheinland-Pfalz.
My Gdmother was Emma Maus Haines
My Immig.Anc. Gdmother- ANNA Maria Magdl. Merckle aus Klein
Niedesheim ü.Frankenthal, Pfalz.
John A. Mehring jamehring@onemain.com..

 

Name: Esther Lenz <eflenz@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-06-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? kerpen
What surnames are you researching? manitoba
Where are you located? Lenz
Comments:
Hi, Where can we access your site and information? I was wondering if all of Mauel has been loaded.

Thanks


 

Name: Martin G. Anweiler <mganweiler@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Anweiler
Where are you located? Meinerzhagen near Cologne
Comments:
Hi Tom
great site.
I search all about Anweiler, Annweiler, Anweyler, Anweil etc.
soon
Martin

 

Name: Alain Gansen <nevermore.de@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-05-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bettingen (at the moment)
What surnames are you researching? GANSEN (Peter - *1870)
Where are you located? Echternach - LUXEMBOURG
Comments:
I have seen, that the name of Peter Gansen actually occurs on your geneology information. Unfortunately, I find it quite hard to read your family tree information, as I have just recently started my research. But I think that will improve as soon as I get a bit more into it
 

Name: Raimund Ewertz <EwertzSolingen@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Oberpierscheid Krautscheid Bellscheid
What surnames are you researching? Ewertz Noesges
Where are you located? Solingen Germany
Comments:
Hallo Tom,

thank you for publishing the list of Oberpierscheid and Bellscheid. I'm very interested in researching the family names Ewertz and Noesges around Bellscheid, Krautscheid, Ringhuscheid, Oberpierscheid. Where did you get the lists?

Please remember: There were changes in the according catholic parish of a specific location, but the parish`s books are the only source to get famly names up to Napoleon`s conquest of the Eifel. The according parish of Oberpierscheid changed as far as I know in the 18th century from Waxweiler to Ringhuscheid. And there were changes of the parish in many cases. It is documented in the "Geschichte der Pfarreien des Dekanates Waxweiler" by Peter Oster.
There is an abbreviation in the column MOTHER LAST, i.e. UNK. I suggest this is UNKNOWN. Can you acknowledge that?

Thank you for your commitment
Sincerely
Raimund Ewertz

 

Name: Ralph Gosselin <gosselin@centurytel.net>
Date: 2003-05-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Moetsch-Badem-Bitburg
What surnames are you researching? Schlitz-Thume
Where are you located? Wisconsin
Comments:
Thanks for all the work you have done.
 

Name: Tim O'Connor <tim.oconnor@insightbb.com>
Date: 2003-05-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Meckel, Quiddelbach, Plutscheid
What surnames are you researching? Pint, Nisius, Zimmer, Krings
Where are you located? Indiana
Comments:
Tom,

Thanks for the Meckel records. Found my Pint ancestry.
As well, possible Zimmer brothers from Plutscheid.

A Great Help!

Would love to have Quiddelbach from the Adenau church records.

Thanks again. Tim

[Others,
After attempt at seeing niedereh.txt fails, modify to search for niederhe.txt
Also, make sure the links are limited to the first eight characters.txt; and no capital letters. Found most of the failed links this way.]


 

Name: Jan Lamboo <jan@lamboo.org>
Date: 2003-05-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? All
What surnames are you researching? Lambo, Lamboo, Lamboi
Where are you located? Aruba
Comments:
I had a lead of Bernardus Barend Lamboo born on September 25, 1730 in Kranenburg. But I can not get confirmation or relatives.

Jan Lamboo.

 

Name: Markus Crames <markus.crames@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-05-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Metterich, Hüttingen
What surnames are you researching? Crames
Where are you located? Altenbamberg / Germany
Comments:
Hello Thomas,
Google drew my attention to your web-site. It's really enormous. I'm very interested in learning more about my family and ancestors.
I've already discovered on your site, that there were several persons with the name Crames in the area of Bitburg (Metterich etc.).Possibly you could give me some more information about the Crames-family -
Thank you in advance

 

Name: Thomas Zahnen <tzahnen@cs.com>
Date: 2003-05-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Oberweis
What surnames are you researching? Zahnen
Where are you located? Chicago
Comments:
I am researching my Zahnen decendents who immigrated to american from Oberweis in approximately 1867. My Great Grandfather was Michael Zahnen born in 1823 and died in Chicago, Illinis in 1903. He was married to Anna Marie Hengels. He was a widower at the time of his immigration to American. We have been unable to track how he got to America and exactly when. Would apreciate any guidance which you might be able to give on tracking my acestors in Germany. Thank you in advance, Tom
 

Name: Georg Putz <charlyp@sbox.tugraz.at>
Date: 2003-05-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all towns
What surnames are you researching? Putz
Where are you located? Bad Goisern Upper Austria
Comments:
I am searching for the town where my familyname
"Putz" comes from.

 

Name: lisa <fdblondie3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? any
What surnames are you researching? stempel
Where are you located? massachusetts, usa
Comments:
I am looking for my gr gr grandfather martin stempel who was born in 1833. He married elizabeth weimar who was born in 1835. The only information that I have recieved from LDS is from the 1880's census when they were living in shelburne falls, massachusetts that both martin and his wife where born in PRUS. Shelburne falls, massachusetts, has it listed that he was born in germany with a question mark after it. If you have any ideas on this I would appreciate some input of where or what to go to next. Thanks.
 

Name: Michael Rossler <noroobe@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? lunebach, berscheidt
What surnames are you researching? dondelinger begon wanken
Where are you located? Oberweis (Germany)
Comments:
Hallo,

I'm searching for the ancestors of Matthias Dondelinger and his wife Elisabeth Wanken. Matthias was born in 1855 in Lunebach, as the son of Nikolaus D. and Kathaina Begon. His wife Elisabeth was born in 1853 in Berscheidt (Schiershof) as the daufghter of Johann Wanken and Maria Wenzel. I'd be happy if you found information concerning those people ant ther ancestors and sent it to me.

Michael Roßler

 

Name: marlene belfiori,geb.zapp <mmzapp@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-05-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schoenecken
What surnames are you researching? Zapp
Where are you located? Brantford.Ontario,Canada
Comments:
I like to know more about my ggfather AlexanderZapp.can samebody help me.thank you.
 

Name: Rose Dailey <rosied40@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-05-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bremen, Cleland
What surnames are you researching? Clausen and Hoops
Where are you located? Louisville, KY
Comments:
John Vincent Clausen AKA Johann Vincenz Clause was born in Germany on July 1839. Hermann Clausen was born in Germany possibly Bremen on 2 March 1837 and Hermann Hoops was born in Germany, possibly Cleland, on 30 Sept 1869.

Thanks,
Rosie

 

Name: schmitt <ma@ndh.net>
Date: 2003-05-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Oberkail, Kayl
What surnames are you researching? Schmitt, Schmidt, Zimmer
Where are you located? Eifel
Comments:
Hi,

your database concerning "oberkail" does not work.

Link Error.

 

Name: Tondorf-Heekeren <jeannolino@planet.nl>
Date: 2003-05-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Tondorf or Nettersheim
What surnames are you researching? Tondorf
Where are you located? Schönau now "Münstereifel"
Comments:
I'm looking and I want research my old familie "Tondorf". I know that the self name as the name from the place are they maybe are living. Thank you jeannolino
 

Name: Manal Mikdashi Enchassi <manalmik@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all
What surnames are you researching? enchassi
Where are you located? lebanon
Comments:
my relative is called bassam enchassi and he is living somewhere there i want to find his phone number so that his mother can talk to him . thank you
 

Name: Marc Meyrer <meyrerma@pt.lu>
Date: 2003-04-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bettingen, Niederweis
What surnames are you researching? Kickert, Hahn, Hinckes, Ernzen
Where are you located? Luxembourg
Comments:
Congratulations for your work.
I just started to look for ancestors in the Eifel area.
My wife's gr-grandfather Nicolas KICKERT migrated in 1881 to Dudelange (in southern Luxembourg) together with his wife Margaret HAHN and (at least) 4 children from Bettingen. Up to now, the only thing I knew that Nic. was born in 1847 - on your pages, I found now his parents and siblings.
I am also looking for the family of my grgr-grandmother Margaret HINCKES from Niederweis. She got married to Peter Braun from Scheidgen/Consdorf (Luxembourg).
And then I am looking for possible descendants from my ERNZEN line, which may have moved from Osweiler, Mompach, Herborn or Echternach to the Eifel area.
I am wondering if you may have more information as those already published on your Eifel pages.

 

Name: Clemetta Spanier Evenson <clemetta@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Holsthum
What surnames are you researching? Spanier, Waxweiler
Where are you located? Wisconsin
Comments:
Great work - beautiful country - visited there in 2000.
 

Name: G.Stolz <philisa23@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bettenfeld Meerfeld Manderscheid
What surnames are you researching? Rodenbüsch,Reichert,Stolz
Where are you located? Landscheid,Eifel
Comments:
Dear Tom
I find a much of help in your great sides, thank you.
Where can i take my family tree that other people can look at it ? At my father`s side i`m back to 1750-1800

 

Name: Cathy Curell <kccurell_1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Badem
What surnames are you researching? Bins,Hahn,Lindener,Spoden
Where are you located? Iowa
Comments:
Tom, This is the 3rd time I have written. I just wanted to thank you for writing. I did get in touch with someone in Germany and he has been wonderful in helping me locate my family. I have gone back several generations and have ordered the LDS films and now know what I am looking for. Your site has been so valuable. Thanks again for all your work.
 

Name: Ellen White <ewhite38@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Holsthum
What surnames are you researching? KOLBET, LICHTER, THIELEN, LAHR,
Where are you located? South Dakota, USA
Comments:
Just wanting to find out more about my husband's ancestors from the Bitburg area. I did find Anton Kolbet, his great grandfather in your data base
 

Name: Dianne Erickson <wasieerick@milwpc.com>
Date: 2003-04-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Langenfeld
What surnames are you researching? Langenfeld, Feit and Hill
Where are you located? Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Comments:
My family might not be from this region. They may be from an area around Colmar, France.

I am looking for Peter Langenfeld, born around 1791 or 1792, his wife Barbara Feit, born around 1801 or 1802, his son (I think), Johann, born around 1824 and his daughter, Rachael (Regina), born in 1830; other children include Nicholas (if not the same as Johann)and Margaretha?

Peter came to the U.S. at least by 1832.

Peter may have a sister, Margreta or Margaretha, married to Martin Frysman.

Barbara's parents may be Michael Feit and Elizabeth Hill. Barbara's sisters may be Magdelena, Emily and Anna Maria.

The family started out listing Germany as their place of origin and then went to listing France in the 1880 census.

If you see them, will you please let me know? I would be so grateful.

At least one of these families--the Feits or the Langenfelds is Catholic, as Peter and Barbara baptised two of their children, Jacob and Anna Maria, in a U.S. Catholic Church.

Thank you.

Dianne

 

Name: Ted Winter <tjwinter52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kruchten/Nosbaum/Freilingen/Huttingen
What surnames are you researching? Hemmesch, Spoden, Roeger, Ales, Kolmisch, Muller
Where are you located? Silver Spring, Maryland
Comments:
Great Jobs! I found new information in Motsch in which surprised me that Holzemer and Strauck are perfectly fitted to my line. Many thanks!
I understood that Kruchten does not have old records before 1782. I have no way to know whose parents Peter Hemmesch came from. Any Suggestions? Ted

 

Name: Madonna Freiermuth Herzog <donnah@imt.net>
Date: 2003-04-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dollendorf
What surnames are you researching? Mies/Pick
Where are you located? Bozeman, Montana
Comments:
Just snooping on your web site. I have been to Dollendorf and have visited with Heinrich Mies; a very knowledgable gentleman who shared our family hx with me. Your website is terrific! You know, I have a great grandfather whose surname is Scharfbillig.......I know there is a village by this name on your website. I have been searching for information about this man for years...so elusive. It is said he was from Luxemburg. Do you have any ideas for me?
THanks

 

Name: Barbara Percell <bpercell@nlamerica.com>
Date: 2003-04-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Pingsdorf, Blatzheim, Blens, Kerpen
What surnames are you researching? Dollhausen, Loehrer
Where are you located? Georgia, USA
Comments:
I am not sure where your area and my area are. I recognized Kerpen, and I know these other places are not very far away. I realize my idea of far, and the idea of far to someone else are not the same. If you have any information I could use, I would be grateful.
Thanks. Barbara

 

Name: Vicky Borchers Harkness <fvharky@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-04-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? I don't know yet
What surnames are you researching? Borchers, Meyers
Where are you located? Illinois, USA.
Comments:
I can't find one person who can tell me anything about the Borchers family back in Germany and also the Meyers family as I don't know where they are located at. This is where my brick wall comes in . My greatgrandfather was Ferdinand Borchers and he married a Sophie Meyers but on my grandfather's death certificate it only list Germany no town and his name was Ferdinand Borchers also and he married Mathilide Borchers but it doesn't give her maiden name either or when either one of these families where married.So you see where I'm coming from on this. Any help would be deeply appreicated.With Kindest Regards, Vicky Borchers Harkness
 

Name: steven pick <sjpick0791@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-12
Where are you located? cottage grove,minnesota
Comments:
A an old friend of our family I shold say my grandpa friend had did family tree geneaalogy and traced us back to I believe it was early to mid 1700's. My grandfathers parents came over I believe it was around 1860. She gave us copies of the papers they got when they came over. I like your site I got to set up a new e-mail adress than I'll check out the family tree book at home see if I find you in there and see if maybe I got stuff that you didn't. Or maybe you got stuff we don't.
 

Name: Theresa Neises <tneises@cox.net>
Date: 2003-04-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Fliessem, Bitburg, Feusdorf & surrounding towns
What surnames are you researching? Neises, Neisen, Osweiler, Schmitz
Where are you located? Wichita, Kansas USA
Comments:
Thank you for sharing your excellent site with us. I visited only briefly today. Will return often.
 

Name: Diane Wearin <dwearin@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Alsace/Lorraine/any others
What surnames are you researching? Schwab/Mueller/Von Hassel
Where are you located? Connecticut
Comments:
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Charles M. Schwab born--March 8, 1872
August Charles Mueller--born 1848--fought with French Foreign Legion
Catherine Von Hassell--born June 1844
Thank you,
Diane

 

Name: connie schwendeman <schwendyhome@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? not sure
What surnames are you researching? zander or Zanders
Where are you located? Columbia heights,MN
Comments:
I am looking for a man named Fred Henry Zander (Zanders) he is listed as being born in germany (no city) about 1884. He became a citizen here in 1906. I cannot tell you his parents name at this tim euntil I get more info but is there anything for him.?
 

Name: Edgar MÜHLEN <EMuehlen@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-04-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Speicher
What surnames are you researching? Mühlen, Loskyll, Conrad, Klesges
Where are you located? Mainz (Rhine) Germany
Comments:
Your birth and mariage data for Speicher are valuable, but unfortunately defective as to orthographic spelling of last names. All Mühlen (=Müllen=Muehlen=Muellen) are listed wrongly as Muller. Speicher is the very place were the Mühlen/Müllen Eifel families come from. Further, instead of Corcilius your list gives Conzilius. Give me your postal address and Email please and you'll get some more details.
 

Name: Esther <eflenz@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-03-31
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Niederehe
What surnames are you researching? Lenz Lenzen Lentz
Where are you located? Manitoba
Comments:
I tried to access the file in Niederehe. I cannot open that listing but I could open some of the other towns.
 

Name: Lorraine <lorron123@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-28
What surnames are you researching? Hentzschel
Where are you located? New Zealand
Comments:
Searching anywhere for descendants of Friedrich Herman & Hermine Franziska Ida Friederike Wilhelmine (Witzel) HENTZSCHEL both born in 1850 and married in Dresden in 1873.
 

Name: Jan Gilles <jangilles@netzero.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schonfeld and others
What surnames are you researching? Gilles
Where are you located? New Mexico
Comments:
Glad to see you back, Tom.
 

Name: Jim Heinrich <jimheinrich1@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kaschenbach and others
What surnames are you researching? Schuetz, Bertling, Arnoldy, Koster
Where are you located? Littleton, Colorado
Comments:
I found my 2nd Great Grandfather/mother, Great Grandfather/mother on the Arnoldy side in your Kaschenbach file. I am still looking for Franz Schuetz and Catherine Bertling. I have idea if they are even from the Eifel region.

I am also trying to make a family tie between Bishop William Arnoldi of Trier and my Great Grandfather, Nicholas Arnoldy. According to Catholic Church history in Tipton, Kansas, Nicholas (and his brother Michael) and William were first cousins.

 

Name: Catherine Gilles <cgilles@silver.sl.edu>
Date: 2003-03-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schonfeld, Stadtkyll, Mullenbach, Kempenich
What surnames are you researching? Gilles, Steffes, Roehrig, Palms, Gross
Where are you located? Wisconsin
Comments:
Very glad to see your pages back on line, Tom! It's surely a great service, and I hope it can be fun for you as well.

Best,

Catherine

 

Name: Patti Laessig <anaquea@dwave.net>
Date: 2003-03-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Not sure if any
Where are you located? Wisconsin, USA
Comments:
Just checking your website. My paternal line is Weber & Kaiser from the Freudenburg, Trier area of Germany. Haven't a clue if there could be a connection to your Webers. Mine were Catholic. Also have one branch of Wagner/Fischbach in Luxembourgh. I am terrible at German history & geography, and never heard of Eifel before. My Best Wishes!
 

Name: Virginia A. Mehregan <virmehr@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kempenich, Hausten, Engeln, Reiden
What surnames are you researching? Klapperich, Bell,Hackenbroch,Rausch,Daub, Klein.,
Where are you located? Michigan
Comments:
I have found your site very interesting. Have researched the LDS churchbooks for the area. Wonder if there are any opersons of these names still in the Eifel towns? Would like to get in touch.
 

Name: Virginia A. Mehregan <virmehr@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kempenich, Hausten, Engeln, Reiden
What surnames are you researching? Klapperich, Bell,Hackenbroch,Rausch,Daub, Klein.,
Where are you located? Michigan
Comments:
I have found your site very interesting. Have researched the LDS churchbooks for the area. Wonder if there are any opersons of these names still in the Eifel towns? Would like to get in touch.
 

Name: Dorothy Schaefer-Houlf <rainbo1@core.com>
Date: 2003-03-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Budesheim and Gillenfeld
What surnames are you researching? Schroeder and Schaefer
Where are you located? La grange, Illinois
Comments:
Enjoyed...
 

Name: Cathy Curell <kccurell@willinet.net>
Date: 2003-03-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Badem
What surnames are you researching? Bins
Where are you located? Iowa
Comments:
I wrote previously but have found alittle more information on this family. Hubert (1873),Nickolas (1869),Margaret (1871) and Peter(?) Bins were born to Barth Bins and Catherine Hahn. I believe Barth is the son of Bernardus Bins (1838) and Anne Lindener . I need some proof to hook these two families together. LDS record for Badem during this period is not available. Thanks
 

Name: tom <tpick@att.net>
Date: 2003-03-11
Comments:
test with new isp
 

Name: Jean Kelly <jean.may.kelly@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-03-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Northland, NEW ZEALAND
What surnames are you researching? Not sure
Where are you located? Aicheler and Seibert (or Siebert)
Comments:
George W Aicheler born about 1859 "Germany" (no town) but went to London England and appears first in the 1881 Census.
My other German forebear was Charles (or Karl) Seibert/Siebert who was born in "Hanover Germany" and first appears in 1851 Census. It may not be the area you are researching yourself but thought I would add his name.
Hope that is OK. Regards from Jean.

 

Name: William M. Koos <wkoos@jam.rr.com>
Date: 2003-03-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Jackson, MS
What surnames are you researching? Sinspelt, Outscheid & Mettendorf
Where are you located? Koos,( Kaos or Koch)
Comments:
Would greatly appreciate any information someone might have on the Koos surname. Thanks.
 

Name: Eileen Temte <temte@execpc.com>
Date: 2003-03-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wisconsin USA
What surnames are you researching? Nurburg, Lissendorf, Gonnersdorf, Holzchen Duppach , Kalenborn
Where are you located? Michels, Phillipi, Hoffman, Seurer, Wollerscheim Kraemer, Cremer, Finken
Comments:
I have the genealogies of these families. I am interested in contacting others possible decendents from these families. Kraemer and Michels are my grandparents. The above that are listed are ggrandparents and gggrandparents.
I am especially interested in families living in an about the towns listed above. Thank you. ET

 

Name: Blair Grasruck <blair_18_03@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Mexico,Maine(USA)
What surnames are you researching? I do not know where to search.
Where are you located? Grasruck and Schmidt
Comments:
My great grand mother was merried to a Grasruck then after he was killed in WWII she merried a Schmidt,I do not know her maiden name. She has since died and we do not know much information about our ancestors, All that i know is that their are Grasrucks that still live in Germany, but i do not know where.From what she toled me when I was little the Grasrucks that live in Germany are all my relatives. My oma did tell me that she was from Austria, but that it is now part of Germany, i am not sure exactly what she ment by that, but if you or anyone has any information that might help me i would appreciate it.
 

Name: Richard Howick <RichardHowick@MSN.com>
Date: 2003-03-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Massachusetts
What surnames are you researching? Niederbaar, Wanderath, Virneberg, Boos, Wershofen
Where are you located? Pitzen, Klassen (Classen), Schumacher, Jacklin
Comments:
Congratulations on your genealogical "German magnum opus"! Your diligence, generosity and final results are to be applauded by all researchers of the Eifel region. Thanks!

Does anyone know what records are available for the hamlets of Niederbaar, Wanderath, Boos and other local villages (located east of Adenau). LDS has not listed microfilms for these hamlets. I am searching for more information about Adam and Barbara (Klassen)Pitzen and their ancestors. It is likely that Adam Pitzen [probable son of Peter and Barbara (Schumacher)Pitzen]was born in Niederbaar on 9 February 1792.

 

Name: Gerd Schlang <geschlang@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-03-02
Comments:
Hallo Thomas Pick,
a year ago I wrote you because of the marriage of Anton Toelsch and Maria Magdalena (unknown) 24.May 1797 in Oberlauch.
Yesterday I was in the archive in Trier.
The date 24.May 1797 only shows the marriage of
Franciscus Saxen from Müllenborn
son of Michael S. and Catharina Müllers
and Angela Hoffmann
daughter of Joseph H. p:m: and Maria Reiffers.
(This couple belongs to the ancestors of my wife.)
The best regards fromm
Gerd Schlang

 

Name: marlene belfiori.geb.zapp <mmzapp@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-02-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? brantford ontario,canada
What surnames are you researching? schoenecken
Where are you located? zapp
Comments:
i was boren in niederhersdorf.1933.from there we went to schoenecken.i am looking for my gmother&gfather from my fatherside. and all my oncels from my father side.if samsbody can help me.

thank you.
marlene belfiori.geb.zapp

 

Name: Kathie Cadman <cadkcac@megalink.net>
Date: 2003-02-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Maine, USA
What surnames are you researching? not sure
Where are you located? Heldmann
Comments:
Hi,
I am researching my great-grandmother......Heldmann was her maiden name. Her fathers name was Fred & Mother Augusta. They immigrated to the US in 1879. Where can I find info on how they got here? I assume they had to come via ship then train to Lewiston, ME.........I don't know what town in Germany they came from.........where can I search?

Thanks very much
Kathie

 

Name: Kathie Cadman <cadkcac@megalink.net>
Date: 2003-02-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Maine, USA
What surnames are you researching? not sure
Where are you located? Heldmann
Comments:
Hi,
I am researching my great-grandmother......Heldmann was her maiden name. Her fathers name was Fred & Mother Augusta. They immigrated to the US in 1879. Where can I find info on how they got here? I assume they had to come via ship then train to Lewiston, ME.........I don't know what town in Germany they came from.........where can I search?

Thanks very much
Kathie

 

Name: Dave Olig <oligdc@charter.net>
Date: 2003-02-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Madison, WI
What surnames are you researching? Laubach and Mullenbach
Where are you located? Ollig
Comments:
Hi Tom:
Love your site. I have information back to the mid-1600's.
It appears that the relatives at that time were in/near Laubach. By the mid-1700's they were in Mullenbach. If you have any information, or know somebody that might, I would appreciate any help that is out there.
Thanks
Dave

 

Name: marlene belfiori.geb.zapp <mmzapp@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? brantford ontario,canada
What surnames are you researching? schoenecken
Where are you located? zapp
Comments:
marlene belfiori.geb.zapp
 

Name: marlene belfiori.geb.zapp <mmzapp@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Brantford.Ontario,Canada
What surnames are you researching? Schoenecken
Where are you located? the zapp familyi like to
Comments:
I like to fine out all abaut the family zapp.from 1780?? to 2001.if samebody can help me.we are going to schoenecken and bitburg.around the 13th of may.2003.
thank you.
marlene belfiori.geb.zapp

 

Name: babs <mj_surridge@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? england
What surnames are you researching? all
Where are you located? theinert
Comments:
whole family 'vanished immediately prior to WW1 in London. They were born in Germany but we don't know where
 

Name: Linda Simons <llsimons@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? West Allis, Wisconsin
What surnames are you researching? Blankenheim, Bervenich
Where are you located? Simons Family - married into Reetz, Jackele, Rosen, July, Handwerk & Mueller
Comments:
My husband's great-great grandfather, Christoph Simons, along with his brother, Heinrich, brought their families to the area near Green Bay, Wisconsin in the 1840's. Also, descendants of 2 of their sisters - Jackele(Jackley)family and July family - also came to Wisconsin.
 

Name: Theresa Neises <tneises@cox.net>
Date: 2003-02-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wichita, KS, USA
What surnames are you researching? Bitburg, Bickendorf, Fliessem
Where are you located? Neises, Neisen, Osweiler
Comments:
Thanks for sharing your site. You have a wealth of information. Will stay in touch. Theresa Neises
 

Name: Maureen Shelly <mcshelly2@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Chicago, IL, USA
What surnames are you researching? Blankenheim, Dollendorf, Ahrheutte, Ahrsdorf, Rispsdorf, Uedelhoven, others
Where are you located? Bove, Giefer, Fischer, Krebs, Koch, Jackler, Hense
Comments:
Glad to see your site is back up! The scare of losing all of this was frightful!
 

Name: christine rose <chris.rose@acsalaska.net>
Date: 2003-02-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? alaska
What surnames are you researching? welcshbillig
Where are you located? neu, wagner roth
Comments:
how long before you do welschbillig

thanks chris

 

Name: Karen Remus Barnes <kaybee31@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? delaware
What surnames are you researching? DO NOT KNOW
Where are you located? REMUS
Comments:
I have just begun researching. My grandfather's family came from Germany but I do not know where.
 

Name: Samuel S. Campbell <samuel@cbrmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? near St. Louis in Illinois
What surnames are you researching? Oberkail
Where are you located? Kneupper
Comments:
Dear Thomas,
Your information was extremely helpful. Thanks to you I now have confirmation on my Great Great Great Grandmother's last name and the town that my ggGrandmother was born in; among other things!! thanks you ver much.

Samuel

 

Name: Raimund Ewertz <RaimundEwertz@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Solingen, Germany
What surnames are you researching? Prüm, Ringhuscheid, Oberpierscheid, Krautscheid, Bellscheid
Where are you located? Ewertz
Comments:
Hi,
your researches are very interesting. I'm researching my family name "Ewertz". The locations where my forefathers lived are listed above.

30 years ago I lived at Prüm. I remember a family named "Pick"

 

Name: Laverne Toby Bockenstedt <bockenstedt@mwci.net>
Date: 2003-02-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Iowa Usa
What surnames are you researching? Bitburg, Wolsfeld, welschbilling
Where are you located? Kerper, Lichter, Dischburg
Comments:
nice work
 

Name: Edgar Durry <eh.durry@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-02-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hamburg
What surnames are you researching? Gerolstein, Lissingen, Mürlenbach, Hillesheim, Birresborn, Hinterhausen, Ormond, Kirchweiler, Zenscheid, Loogh, Mirbach, Pelm, P
Where are you located? Durry, Duri, Dury, Dure, Dhure, Dulli, Tulli, Scheffer, Meyer, Hoffmann, Pfeil, Schmitz, Engelen, Pesen, Peisen, Hermes, Kees, W
Comments:
Congratulations for your database. I think it will bring some help. In the first run I found out that Murlenbach only includes the names from A to M or am I doing something wrong.
I went through all the Kirchenbücher in Trier, so about 1700 is the end. Do you have an idea, what to do to come further into the past?

 

Name: schmitt <ma@ndh.net>
Date: 2003-02-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? germany, eifel
What surnames are you researching? oberkail
Where are you located? schmitt , schmidt, zimmer
Comments:
Ancestor research in the Eifel / Germany

It gives an interesting Mailing list under Rootsweb.com. The URL moreover is:

http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/DEU/DEU-EIFEL.html

In this Mailing list are more than 150 "ancestor's researchers" with active interest in genealogy in the area the Eifel. (The Eifel: Area in the western part of Germany. This area is between the cities Koblenz, Trier, Aachen and Cologne) Possibly the half of these ancestor's researchers are descendants of earlier emigrants and today they live in the U.S.A.

 

Name: William M. Koos <wkoos@jam.rr.com>
Date: 2003-02-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Jackson, MS
What surnames are you researching? Sinspelt, Mettendorf and outscheid
Where are you located? Koos
Comments:
I would appreciate any information on Koos genealogy.
 

Name: HelmutThies <helmutthies@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-02-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Konz
What surnames are you researching? Irrel
Where are you located? Thies
Comments:
My grandfather was born in Irrel, but I don't know the names of his parents an d perhaps his grandparents.

Thanks

 

Name: Diana (Di) Crandell <MCRAN46688@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? West Linn, Oregon
What surnames are you researching? Retterath, Arbach, Lirstal, Mannebach, & more
Where are you located? Harig, Jax, Kramer, Kugel, Schaefer, Theisen, Clasen, Pitzner, etc
Comments:
I've been researching the Retterath Familienbuch 1734 - 1899. The main family that I started with in this Book is HARIG w/ several variations as per usual. As far as I am aware many of our family lines emigrated/immigrated to Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin, then spread from there in the US.

My Dad was a Schneider..his line hails from Kaisersesch, near Koblenz...have been finding that we are related to several more Schneider lines thru marriages...some in the HARIG lines.

Can you tell me where Wallhausen & Sommerloch are located? I know that they are near each other & have been told that they are near Bingen...that is not of the Eifel District tho, right?

Please reply...Diana (Di)

 

Name: Diana (Di) Crandell <MCARN46688@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? West Linn, Oregon
What surnames are you researching? Retterath, Arbach, Lirstal, Mannebach, & more
Where are you located? Harig, Jax, Kramer, Kugel, Schaefer, Theisen, Clasen, Pitzner, etc
Comments:
I've been researching the Retterath Familienbuch 1734 - 1899. The main family that I started with in this Book is HARIG w/ several variations as per usual. As far as I am aware many of our family lines emigrated/immigrated to Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin, then spread from there in the US.

My Dad was a Schneider..his line hails from Kaisersesch, near Koblenz...have been finding that we are related to several more Schneider lines thru marriages...some in the HARIG lines.

Can you tell me where Wallhausen & Sommerloch are located? I knw that they are near each other & have been told that they are near Bingen...that is not of the Eifel District tho, right?

Please reply...Diana (Di)

 

Name: GRACE <G-WHIZZER>
Date: 2003-02-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? VT
What surnames are you researching? ??????
Where are you located? HELMES
Comments:
LOOKING FOR FAMILY NAMED HELMES TRANSLATION COULD BE OFF. CAME TO AMERICA 1858 TO UP STATE NY. MY G-GREATGRANDFATHER FRANK HELMES WAS BORN ONJOURNEY TO AMERICA. HIS FATHER DIES 1864 IN CIVIL WAR HAVEN'T FOUND HIMTHERE EITER. HAVE THREE POSSIABLE FIRST NAMES FRANK, CARL,PAUL. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECTIATED. GRACE


 

Name: mathias schmitt <ma@ndh.net>
Date: 2003-02-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? germany , eifel
What surnames are you researching? oberkail
Where are you located? schmitt , schmidt , zimmer
Comments:
Germany / Eifel / Oberkail / Meisburg /Schwarzenborn / Family Schmitt / Genealogy

Hello,

the ancestors of our family Schmitt lived about 1750 in the area of the localities Oberkail, Meisburg and Schwarzenborn. These villages are in the south Eifel, near to Bitburg and Wittlich. dl3ke. You can find some further data and our family tree here:

http://www.schmittburg.de/Schmitt_Start.htm


 

Name: Sherry Kammers Trail <satrail@clarkston.com>
Date: 2003-02-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Clarkston, Wa.
Where are you located? Schlader, Kammers
Comments:
I am the GG granddaughter of Adam Kammers and Barbara Schlader Kammers. She was from Eifel. I'm currently trying to update the tree on the Adam Kammers side. Your name has been mentioned several times, both by the Kammers family and by Shelley Kuther in Craigmont. She provided the website address and told me to tell you "HI".Glen Kammers mentioned a book that you wrote. Is the book still available and what is in it?
 

Name: Phyllis Douglas <phdouglas@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dallas, Texas
What surnames are you researching? Lunebach
Where are you located? Minikus, Clares, Tautges, Spoden, Roderich
Comments:
Thanks so much for this site. I have looked at the LDS tapes and gotten a lot of information but it is great to see someone elses work and see what I may have missed.
 

Name: Deb (Pung) Thielman <thethielmans@astoundmn.net>
Date: 2003-02-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kelberg Kries "adenaour" Reguirungs Bezink Coblenz, Pramer (Kelber, Germany)
What surnames are you researching? St. Cloud, MN
Where are you located? Pung or Poung
Comments:
Bob Bowman told me about your site. Thanks for your efforts in genology. It is an addicting hobby! I've been doing light research for about a year. Two days ago I found documentation about my ancestors with the spelling of Poung which has thrown me for a loop. I'm building on a Pung Family Book that Elmer Kiekow wrote in my spare time and my time is quite spare. Ancestry.com prompts me to enter my tree in the world family tree. Not sure when the right time is for that...
 

Name: Deb (Pung) Thielman <thethielmans@astoundmn.net>
Date: 2003-02-13
What surnames are you researching? St. Cloud, MN
Where are you located? Pung or Poung
Comments:
Bob Bowman told me about your site. Thanks for your efforts in genology. It is an addicting hobby! I've been doing light research for about a year. Two days ago I found documentation about my ancestors with the spelling of Poung which has thrown me for a loop. I'm building on a Pung Family Book that Elmer Kiekow wrote in my spare time and my time is quite spare. Ancestry.com prompts me to enter my tree in the world family tree. Not sure when the right time is for that...
 

Name: Erwin Stein <erste@vr-web.de>
Date: 2003-02-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Uedelhoven
What surnames are you researching? Uedelhoven
Where are you located? Blankenheim
Comments:
Suche einen Job in USA. Alles ist ok!
 

Name: Jane Roufus <roufus-henning@juno.com>
Date: 2003-02-11
Comments:
Thanks again for all the work you are doing and just to let you know Bickendorf opens in Wordpad with computerese.
 

Name: Jane Roufus <roufus-henning@juno.com>
Date: 2003-02-11
Comments:
Thanks again for all the work you are doing and just to let you know Bickendorf opens in Wordpad with computerese.
 

Name: Jane Nicholson <janejim730@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? wittlich, Trier
What surnames are you researching? Lake Villa, IL
Where are you located? Kiesgen, Scheid
Comments:
Trying to locate info on my Dad's side of the family.
 

Name: Sue <suesmiley1961@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unknown
What surnames are you researching? Missouri
Where are you located? Wuest, Jacob & Minnie
Comments:
Jacob Wuest....born appx. 1863; immigrated to America 1883; naturalized 1890. Wife Minnie immigrated from Germany as well in 1882; born 1864. Children: Frederick L Wuest (b. 1895), Charles C. Wuest (1897) and Elizabeth H. Wuest(Smiley..b.1900). All children were born in Missouri.
 

Name: anita tompkins <groovyneatsa@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ?
What surnames are you researching? New York
Where are you located? Faust/Trimborn/Stiobetz(?)
Comments:
My family came from Koln, I have no idea what the general rea is called or the names of nearby towns. I thought that Koln was a city but can't find anything pertaining to Koln.
 

Name: Norbert Krumscheid <norbert.krumscheid@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-02-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lommersdorf
What surnames are you researching? Essen
Where are you located? Sigel
Comments:
Hallo Thomas,

i found all mey family from my mouther-side in your listing. Thank you very match. You can anderstand my?

Norbert

 

Name: Norbert Krumscheid <norbert.krumscheid@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-02-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lommersdorf
What surnames are you researching? Essen
Where are you located? Sigel
Comments:
Hallo Thomas,

i found all mey family from my mouther-side in your listing. Thank you very match. You can anderstand my?

Norbert

 

Name: Carol Schwartz Peterson <carolbp@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2003-02-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Körperich, Waldhof, Rodershausen
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? SCHWARTZ, THEISEN, SCHIRES
Comments:
Friedrich Schwartz born 1871 in Rodershausen or Körperich, Rheinland, Germany. His father's name is Theodor. We think his mother's name is Elisabetha Theisen. He might have had a brother but we do know for sure he had 4 or 5 sisters (names are unknown).
 

Name: Pascal Hoven <pahov@web.de>
Date: 2003-02-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim
What surnames are you researching? Fuerth/Frankonia/Germany
Where are you located? Wolff/Mueller
Comments:
Hello Tom,

a very good projekt, go on!

But I have a problem, perhaps you can help to solve:

I'm searching on the christining/birth of MAXIM WOLFF.
From his marriage act: born on Jan 14, 1771 in Blankenheimerdorf. His parents were Joseph WOLFF and Christina MUELLER.

Neither at the LDS nor the transscriptions made by the WGfF I can find it.
Perhaps he was christened in an other church around Blankenheim.
Do you have the possibility to search in your database on the name?

I would be very happy to hear from you

Pascal

 

Name: Cathy Curell <kccurell_1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-02-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Badem
What surnames are you researching? Iowa
Where are you located? Bins
Comments:
Hubert and Nickolaus Bins born to Barth Bins and Catherine Hahn. Nickolas born 1869 and Hubert Born 1873.

Great site Tom. I used to Live in Bend OR. Beautiful high desert!

 

Name: John Darago <jdarago@adelphia.net>
Date: 2003-02-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lunebach, Prum, Woxweiler, ?
What surnames are you researching? California, USA
Where are you located? Heinen
Comments:
Hi, Great Site. Looking for church records for the children of Johann Matthias Heinen and Anna Margaretha (Wirtz) Heinen. Johann, born 7/5/1857 (Lunebach), died 1/6/1918 (Bollendorf).
Anna, born 15/5/1866 (Merlscheid), died 7/25/1944 (Trier). The children would have been born around 1890.

 

Name: M Harrison <harrisonfam@shaw.ca>
Date: 2003-02-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? I don't know
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? Gershaw and Carbol
Comments:
This is a long shot, because all my ancester, Theodore Gershaw has on his census records in Manitoba,Canada is that he immigrated from Germany in 1870 and was born there in 1850, so I have no idea of the region. Would really appreciate any clues at all. On the other side of the family I have Charles Carbol, about the same time peiod, immigrating to Nova Scotia, Canada. Thank you for this opportunity.....
 

Name: Leslie <JLJACO@EXECPC.COM>
Date: 2003-02-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Koblenz, Engeln,Langenfeld,Luzen Kries, Mayen, Hirten, Spessart,
What surnames are you researching? Brookfield, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Where are you located? Bantes, Bell, Wagner, Nett, Daub,
Comments:
A group of German immigrants immigrated to the Us in the mid 1800's and settled in McHenry CO, Illinois and Fond duLac Co. Wisconsin and Mower Co. Minnesota. These families are part of my family history that I am trying to trace.

Leslie

 

Name: Mary Ann Nelson <olsleln@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-04
Comments:
Thanks Tom for this wonderful web site. I just signed in a few days ago and have already made contact with someone from one of the towns that I am searching-Niedenbach- and he had information about my gggrandparents and he e-mailed it to me. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Peter Leuschen <peter.leuschen@web.de>
Date: 2003-02-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? nearly all you mention
What surnames are you researching? Bonn, Germany
Where are you located? Parents: Leuschen, Caspers, ...
Comments:
Tremendous data! Thank you very much.
(I was born in Kalenborn, formerly Calenborn, near Gerolstein, so I know many of the places and family names.)
In the next months I hope to contribute some corrections of spelling due to the old German types, such as Lifsendorf (= Lissendorf) or Schlofser (= Schlosser).

 

Name: Peter Leuschen <peter.leuschen@web.de>
Date: 2003-02-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? nearly all you mention
What surnames are you researching? Bonn, Germany
Where are you located? Parents: Leuschen, Caspers, ...
Comments:
Tremendous data! Thank you very much. (I was born in Kalenborn, formerly Calenborn, near Gerolstein, so I know many of the places and family names.)
In the next months I hope to contribute some corrections of spelling due to the old German types, such as Lifsendorf (= Lissendorf) or Schlofser (= Schlosser).

 

Name: lori roy <catlovr1@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2003-02-02
What surnames are you researching? california
Where are you located? roy
Comments:
hi, i am totally lost, i am trying to find my deceased husbands birth certificate, he was born patrick leonard roy in january 11, 1947 to american soldier while stationed in Germany, he was born in Germany but idont know the city, can you PLEASE help?? thanks lori
 

Name: Mary Ann Nelson <olsleln@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Neidenbach,Phillipsheim, Picklesen,Ordorf
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin
Where are you located? Schmitz, Becker, Willems
Comments:
My family came to the U.S. in the late 1800s and settled near New Trier, MN.
 

Name: Sven Assmann <thomasapick@sven-assmann.de>
Date: 2003-02-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Outscheid, Utscheid
What surnames are you researching? Berlin, Germany
Where are you located? Aßmann
Comments:
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Name: Lynette Tholkes <LynetteTholkes@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? mauel, waxweiler,
What surnames are you researching? Long Beach CA
Where are you located? THOLKES, MUELLER
Comments:
I can't seem to connect the family dots....
 

Name: Julia Harris <juliaharris@alumni.indiana.edu>
Date: 2003-01-31
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Saxler, Eckfeld, Landscheid
What surnames are you researching? Portland, Oregon
Where are you located? herres, assmann, borsch, niersbach, greins, magnes, keil (kyll), weber
Comments:
Thank you for sharing your extensive research with us! It is a gold mine.
 

Name: Esther Lenz <eflenz@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-01-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Mauel
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? Tholkes
Comments:
I was wondering when you were getting around to completing the village of Mauel which is in the south west section of Eifel close to Niedrpierscheid and Waxweiler? This may not be a vilage today so were these records included in another village or town?
 

Name: Peter Simons <petermsimons@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Putzfeld on the Ahr
What surnames are you researching? Minneapolis, MN
Where are you located? Simons & Hauprich
Comments:
Thanks for the spade work! I'm searching out info on my Ggrandfather Mathias Simons, his wife Anna Hauprick; their son Peter Simons and his bros. Anton, Winand....
 

Name: Janet Hoffeld <JLHoffeld@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ?
What surnames are you researching? Texas
Where are you located? Hoffeld & Michel
Comments:
Iam searching for Richard Hoffeld and Charloska Michel. Richard was born in 1850 and Charloska was born in 1856. The only town I have is Volkmarsen. I found this on a US census. I know this is not much but if you can help I would be very greatful.

Janet

 

Name: E. temte <temte@execpc.com>
Date: 2003-01-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Nurburg, Lissendorf, Gonnersdorf, Duppach, Hellesheim
What surnames are you researching? LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Where are you located? Kraemer(Craemer), Michels, Wollerscheidt,
Comments:
I have much of the genealogy of these families. But I would like more information.I have families back to 1806 and 1798.Are there any sources for additional information. Thanks. ET
 

Name: Birgitta Hoffmann <birgitta@raum.net>
Date: 2003-01-25
What surnames are you researching? Cologne
Where are you located? Leyendecker, Krump, Michels, Hoffmann
Comments:
researching old documents our family made some efforts since generations to recreate the 'family tree'.
Above mentioned names origin in Lissendorf, as well Gillenfeld, and many more. Going back to the time before 1635, when earl 'Dieter of Manderscheid' dedicated the first 'free' Hoffmann (therefore the name: hof=farm) his own 'pacht' in freedomship.
In 1782 Johann Hoffmann of 'Lenerath' married Gertrud Crump from Lammersdorf - places which still exist and i remember well to have visited them, growing up myself nearby. Best greetings and regards, and feel welcome to investigate further
Yours
Birgitta Hoffmann

 

Name: Cathy Rochon <nadjalnur@bcgroup.net>
Date: 2003-01-24
What surnames are you researching? Prince George, B.C. Canada
Where are you located? Kneller
Comments:
Looking for birthplace and parents of John Phillip Kneller, born about 1876 in Germany. Moved to Russia at a very young age with mother,Rose and stepfather George Grauer. John Phillip was my grandfather.
Regrds
C Rochon

 

Name: Vincent Meyers <vinnie5391@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Biscofsvitz
What surnames are you researching? Arizona, USA
Where are you located? Guse, Meyer, Kohler
Comments:
Just starting this so not sure of where to look. August Guse, b July 1840 Zu Junkerhof, Deutschland married Karolina Kohler b Feb 22, 1851 Wilhelminshof, Deutschland on 9 October 1872 in Biscofsvitz. I have not found where these towns are located.
 

Name: Greg Moore <gmoore184@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-01-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Neiderbettingen, Butzdorf, Tettingen, Gerolstein, Pelm, Oberbettingen
What surnames are you researching? Southeast Pennsylvania
Where are you located? Schlax, Gerardy, Harings, Herber, Hahn, Koch, Schmiz, Rosenberg, Jacobs, Blum, and Mayer
Comments:
Thanks
 

Name: Gisela Teply <HortsTeply@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Seffern, Malberg und other towns
What surnames are you researching? Straelen,Germany
Where are you located? Azorn/Azhorn, May/Mai
Comments:
I search for the name of Azorn/Azhorn and May/Mai.I look for the parents from my great-grandfathers, Matthias May/Mai and Johannes Azorn/Azhorn. They live in Seffern.
Matthias May/Mai war mit einer Anne Katherine Azorn/Azhorn verheiratet suche die Eltern von meinem Ur-Urgroßvater.
Von Johannes Azorn/Azhorn dem Vater von Anne Katherine Azorn/Azhorn geboren 7.12.1847 in Seffern suche ich die Eltern.

 

Name: Gisela Teply <HortsTeply@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Seffern, Malberg und other towns
What surnames are you researching? Straelen,Germany
Where are you located? Azorn/Azhorn, May/Mai
Comments:
I search for the name of Azorn/Azhorn and May/Mai.I look for the parents from my great-grandfathers, Matthias May/Mai and Johannes Azorn/Azhorn. They live in Seffern.
 

Name: Judy Prudisch <wauretcopo@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-18
What surnames are you researching? Milwaukee, WI
Where are you located? Pfaff
Comments:
We found Pfaff relatives back until 1740 and feel this may be the point in time when the immigrated to Hungary from Germany. Can you point me in the right direction in how I would be able to trace their German origins.
 

Name: Terry Machtemes <machfam@shaw.ca>
Date: 2003-01-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? niederaden, Utscheid, Leidenborn, Eschfeld
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? Machtemes, Machtmes, Staus
Comments:
One more question, Tom. What is the significance of the red and blue dots on your map of the study area??
Terry

 

Name: Terry Machtemes <machfam@shaw.ca>
Date: 2003-01-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Niederraden, Utscheid ...
What surnames are you researching? Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Where are you located? Macht(e)mes, Staus
Comments:
Once again, Tom, keep up the fantastic work. Questions: 1.You don't seem to include death records. Reason? or perhaps I just missed them. I.E. Joannes Kirthen dies on Sept. 4 1845 but is not in your records.
2. I confirm your reading of the records for Paul Kirthen & Angela Staus,Outscheid, 1817 to 1823. I have copies of those records - they are direct ancestors- but I read the text as "Kirthen" ???
3. You have an entry for a marriage of Anne Marie Kirsten, daughter of the above, married to Christoph Irschfeld. No date - Why? Does this record come from the same film as the main family group?
4. You have a record of birth for Angela Stas, born to Peter Stas and Marie Schomesch. Could that be Staus, - what would the film # be. I've read 549644 and 466721 and didn't find this record. Could you tell me all the films you reviewed for both Niederraden and Outscheid please?
Thanks again Tom. Your efforts have been a great help to me - and many others I am sure.
Terry

 

Name: David Scharfbillig <gopherz@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-01-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Igel, Trier, Scharfbillig,
What surnames are you researching? St Paul Minnesota
Where are you located? Scharfbillig
Comments:
Found this site via google.com
 

Name: Tammy Kohnke <supert@maqs.net>
Date: 2003-01-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bohnenburg Germany
What surnames are you researching? Wisconsin
Where are you located? DROSTE
Comments:
Hello,
I am searching for any information on the surname Droste.
My great grandfather sailed to America in 1908?
The names in my search are Johann Jurgen Franz & Marie Dorothea Minnie Droste and their children--
Wihemine Maria Droste, Johann Heinrich William(William) Droste, Olivia Maria Elisa (Lizzie), Emma Elisa Wihelmine Droste, Heinrich Johann Franz (Henry) and my great grandfather Franz Heinrich Johann (Frank) Droste, who were all born in Bohnenburg Germany.
Any information is greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Ingo Kübler <ingo-kuebler@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-01-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lommersdorf
What surnames are you researching? Wesel (Germany)
Where are you located? Sticken, Cord, Ehlen, Zimmermann, Dreimüller, Schmitz, Daniels
Comments:
Dear Mr. Pick,
have you further information (e.g. parents) about the marriage (2-13-1747 in LOMMERSDORF) between Mathias CORD and Anna Maria STICKEN?
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Yours,
Ingo Kübler

 

Name: Karl-Heinz Hack <Hack-Pulheim@t-online.de>
Date: 2003-01-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Drees od Dreis
What surnames are you researching? Pulheim near Köln
Where are you located? Thul or Thull
Comments:
Hallo Thomas Pick,
I am astonnished, that you have so many church registers in your homepage. My Thull family lived in Aremberg, than backwards Wirft, backwards Drees parochie Dockweiler.
Best regards
Karl-Heinz Hack

 

Name: Helen McGuire <mesamaids@yahoo,com>
Date: 2003-01-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hundheim Rheinland
What surnames are you researching? Milwaukee,Wi
Where are you located? Rademacher,Dericks,Kuppers
Comments:
I am impressed with your reseach and the sharing of it with the rest of us researching our Eifel roots. Can you tell me, Tom. if there was a Catholic Church in or near Hundheim in the area of Bernkastel Reg-Bez.Trier, Province of Rhein in 1846 the year of my grandfathers birth? I am eager to find the names of his mother and father. Thank you
 

Name: Helen McGuire <mesamaids@yahoo,com>
Date: 2003-01-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hundheim Rheinland
What surnames are you researching? Milwaukee,Wi
Where are you located? Rademacher,Dericks,Kuppers
Comments:
I am impressed with your reseach and the sharing of it with the rest of us researching our Eifel roots. Can you tell me, Tom. if there was a Catholic Church in or near Hundheim in the area of Bernkastel Reg-Bez.Trier, Province of Rhein in 1846 the year of my grandfathers birth? I am eager to find the names of his mother and father. Thank you
 

Name: Carsten Pick <carsten.pick@gmx.de>
Date: 2003-01-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? no
What surnames are you researching? Wuppertal, Germany
Where are you located? Pick (and many others)
Comments:
Dear Tom Pick,
this is a really interesting homepage, and I regret a lot that I have not found any ancestor in the Eifel region yet. I have been able to trace back my Pick ancestors until 1589, and they were living here in town already, and in the meantime they have just been to the neighbour town for 300 years. Our region called Bergisches Land is a part of the Rhineland, too, but on the east side of the river Rhine, we are located north-east of Cologne. I am in doubt if our families really belong together, because the name appears so often. I just have a note of my great-grandfather who knew there were some family members that had moved across the river Rhine, not more. There must be Picks in the USA today that belong to my part of the family, descendants of Eduard Pick (1816-1886) and Laura Bremicker who moved to Baltimore/Maryland about 1850 and had a lot of children. Did you by chance reach any of them by your researches? I would be interested to get in contact to any of them. Best regards and all the best for your further researches
Sincerely,
Carsten Pick, Wuppertal

 

Name: Beth D <dutchiebd@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? N/A
What surnames are you researching? Indiana
Where are you located? Duytschaever's/Duytschaver's
Comments:
I was just wondering if you ever ran across theses names.The spelling has been changed.I was hoping to find my grandfather,Maurice.I would appreciate any information you may have on theses surnames.Thank You Beth D
 

Name: john schreiner <john.schreiner@milliman.com>
Date: 2003-01-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? udersdorf
What surnames are you researching? elmhurst il.
Where are you located? schreiner,ackermann
Comments:
we are planning a trip to udersdorf and are looking for a map of the region.
any help is much appreciated.
john

 

Name: Gerd Stolz <philisa23@aol.de>
Date: 2002-12-29
What surnames are you researching? Landscheid-Germany
Where are you located? Stolz,Prinz,Flesch,Rodenbüsch,Reichert,etc.
Comments:
I enjoy very much reading in your sides,they are very interesting for me and my family.Do you have also something about Bettenfeld?
 

Name: Udo Schwarz <CJU.Schwarz@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-12-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eisenschmitt, Oberkail,Wittlich,Grosslittgen,Boverath,Daun,Seinsfeld,Manderscheid,Oberehe,Dreis,Löwenbrücken-Trier
What surnames are you researching? Germany,Bremen
Where are you located? Flesch,Neuerburg,Molitor,Herres,
Comments:
Hi Tom,
a very good site! Congratulations!

But tell me, what happened with "Oberkail?" My Computer tells me: Site not available!
Is there any technical problem?

Best wishes and a happy new year!
Udo Schwarz

 

Name: Jim Hinze <jimhinze99@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Not sure
What surnames are you researching? St. Louis, MO
Where are you located? Leyendecker, Hoelzer
Comments:
This is an impressive site! I'll scrutinize it next time I visit. My Leyendeckers are from Mehren Daun, which is, I guess, a Kreiss, or the German equivalent of a county. Correct? For the Hoelzers, I have "Sankt Nikolaus" Church located in Daun. To date, the only source I've used regarding Germany (other than thin family oral tradition) has been the LDS site. I'd like to spread my wings in Germany, but I'm not sure where to start. Any advice? Thanks, Jim
 

Name: Linda Inman <lindainman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ferschweiler, Bitburg, Trien
What surnames are you researching? Iowa
Where are you located? Ries, Dauwen, Theis, Lacof, Hilgers, Conrad, Friedman, Konzen
Comments:
Do you know of any good resources for a person who doesn't speak German to find genealogy info originating in Germany? I am stuck! Thank-you. Love your site!
 

Name: Helen McGuire <mesamaids@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-12-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hundheim/Aachen/Bergden
What surnames are you researching? Milwaukee,Wis.
Where are you located? Rademacher/Dericks/Janssen
Comments:
My grandfather,Joseph Rademacher, fought in the Franco-Prussian War 1870-71 at Mars-La-Tour. A member of the cavalry,(number 1 Gardedragoner regiment) he received an Iron Cross.
 

Name: Helen McGuire <mesamaids@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-12-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hundheim/Aachen/Bergden
What surnames are you researching? Milwaukee,Wis.
Where are you located? Rademacher/Dericks/Janssen
Comments:
My grandfather fought in the Franco-Prussian War 1870-71 at Mars-La-Tour. A member of the cavalry,(number 1 Gardedragoner regiment) he received an Iron Cross.
 

Name: TOM PICK!!!!!!! <djsplinter69@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? n/a
What surnames are you researching? KIRK HAMMERTON, YORK, U.K
Where are you located? PICK
Comments:
I AM CALLED TOM PICK TOO, ISNT THIS SIMPLY WONDERFULL. MY FAMILY FARM IN NORTH YORKSHIRE AND MY DAD IS ALSO CALLED TOM PICK BUT IS KNOWN AS JOHN. MY GRAND PA PA IS CALLED WILLIAM. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE WAYS OF FARMING AND PLAN TO BECOME A SCRATHCH DJ/ HIP HOP MOGUL. I KNOW OF NO OTHER TOM PICKS, SO IF U FIND ANY MORE PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP. CHEERS BREDDREN BO!
 

Name: Ralph Heinen <rorgheinen@wa-net.com>
Date: 2002-12-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Budesheim, Berndorf
What surnames are you researching? Camas Washington
Where are you located? Heinen, Pick, Winter
Comments:
I decend from Peter Heinen & Lucy Pick on my Dad's side and
from a John Winter from Prussia and Marie Anna Stasia from
Baden. I grew up in Spring Hill, Stearns County, of Minnesota

 

Name: Mudter Wolfgang <mudter@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-12-13
Comments:
Tom,

Could you send me your email address. I want to show you a few things I did with my Eifel ancestors.

Wolfgang

 

Name: carol leresche <leresche@alaska.net>
Date: 2002-12-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? many
What surnames are you researching? Alaska
Where are you located? Müller, Haas, Blum
Comments:
I have recently completed reviewing all of your entries. Again, I thank you for all of your work. I come back often. I have noticed three areas I just want to let you know. In the town of Halsdorf the listing only goes to the name Metzen and in the town of Heyerath the listing reaches Mauren. Is this file complete?

In Rockeskyll and Rommerscheim, the notation is that the information is not on this server. Is this a problem with my computer or is the information on these towns located elsewhere?

Thank you for your help, Tom. As I stated before, I found the two wives of my great grandfather in your files. I have not yet found my great grandfather Charles Muller but am still looking. I eagerly await your updates.

Carol LeResche

 

Name: John Lenz <zneljm@ptd.net>
Date: 2002-12-09
What surnames are you researching? 62 Briarleigh, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Where are you located? Lenz & Wagner
Comments:
What a grest discovery--your work....

I noticed you traced your family to Wallersheim Germany.

My ancestor Michael Wagner from Wallersheim. In your
research, travels, have you found Wagners from Wallersheim?

This family emigrated to Wisconsin. 1800's.

Thanks.

 

Name: Marge <docharlton@aol.com>
Date: 2002-12-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schonecken
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Melchisedech, Rosch
Comments:
I have been unable to access the town of Schonecken for some time now. Has it been removed for some reason. Thank you for your help. Wonderful site.
 

Name: chris rose <chris.rose@acsalaska.net>
Date: 2002-12-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? welschbillig, sulm dockendorf, wolsfeld
What surnames are you researching? alaska
Where are you located? neu burger lorenz born honold roth mohn and many more
Comments:
thanks for the site.
 

Name: jp <tjpaustian@marshallnet.com>
Date: 2002-12-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Niederehe
What surnames are you researching? Iowa
Where are you located? Mu(e)nch, Adrian(i)
Comments:
My Mu(e)nch grandparents owned some type of eating establishment in Otersba or ?? They came to New York (1852)then on to Wisconsin (1853). In 1879 they came to Iowa. I have been trying to locate what might have been their "swanky hotel" as described by one ancestor.
My grandfather was Heinrich Munch b. 1802. He was born in Hesse-Darmstadt. Married Elizabeth Fairchild who was born about 1802. They had at least 2 children C. Henry (b. 1840)and Catherine b. 1834 in Hernstadt, Prussia.

Adrians seem to have gone by Adriani in your records. Thanks for the work that led us to information about them in Niederehe. It was most exciting to find.

 

Name: Rob Deltgen <deltgen@pt.lu>
Date: 2002-12-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Gaymühle,Dasburg
What surnames are you researching? Luxemburg
Where are you located? Theisen,Peters,Parmentier
Comments:
You have done a very good and big job.Thanks to offering us all this informations.
Rob Deltgen
16500 Luxemburgers on http://www.deltgen.com

 

Name: Elsie Burrell <catboy@cet.com>
Date: 2002-11-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? kerpen
What surnames are you researching? Spokane Wa
Where are you located? Mausbach
Comments:
hi
i have checked all your files for the town of kerpen and surrounding towns.
the name Mausbach is not in them.
My grandparents came from Kerpen , Anton,Heninrich, were brothers born 1782,1780, Anton had Johann and peter,1824,1826., Johann is my line, am looking for any place where i can research the family?
any sugestion?
thanks elsie burrell

 

Name: Ray J. Gans <cdcray@alumni.nd.edu>
Date: 2002-11-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Budesheim, Duppach
What surnames are you researching? South Bend, Indiana 46614 USA
Where are you located? Gans, Pung, Jacobs, Schneider
Comments:
This is a great site.
 

Name: Diana <dianan72@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-11-28
What surnames are you researching? Canada
Where are you located? Nobel
Comments:
I am looking for where my great-grandfather came from in Germany. Do you know where I could find that? I am also looking for my Family Coat of Arms from Germany. I am at a loss here on both of these subjects.
 

Name: Frank Rimmler <Frank_Rimmler@web.de>
Date: 2002-11-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Neuheilenbach, Kyllburg
What surnames are you researching? Heidelberg, Germany
Where are you located? Peter Bitzigeio (Bitchegeio)
Comments:
I´m looking for the forefathers of my father who died in 1978. Peter Bitzigeio had a relationship to my grandmother in 1944/45. He left her and went back to the Eifel. Years later it was confirmed that he is the father of my father. We never had any contact to him or his family and I would like to know more about it.
 

Name: Kathleen March <kathleen.march@umit.maine.edu>
Date: 2002-11-26
What surnames are you researching? Maine
Where are you located? March, Hilimire (Hillenmier?)
Comments:
Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.
 

Name: Debbie <ryadijo@netins.net>
Date: 2002-11-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all of Germany
What surnames are you researching? USA
Where are you located? Boege
Comments:
My ancestor, Catharina Maas Boege (widow of Hans Boege) b: 24 Nov 1834, along with her 3 children (Henry, Detlef-abt 14 years old and Anna) came to America in 1882, steerage passage by way of Windsor, Canada. I cannot seem to find a record of this family anywhere. I do not know what part of Germany they came from or what port they left from.
 

Name: Rob Warthen <warthenr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-19
What surnames are you researching? MD, USA
Where are you located? Funk
Comments:
I am trying to research Peter Funk. He was born around 1840-1845 in Prussia. The 1880 census says he was born around 1845, but his tombstone says he was born 1/1/1840. I suspect even he didn't know when he was born???
He married Sarah Lawrence.
Any thoughts on where I can research and find more info on him would be appreciated. I tried the searches on ancestry.com for immigration, but didn't have any luck there.

 

Name: Nick <islek@msn.com>
Date: 2002-11-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Arzfeld, Preischeid, Wallendorf & Heckhuscheid.
What surnames are you researching? Katy, Texas
Where are you located? Kellen, Daufer, Hermes & Casper.
Comments:
Tom, when are you going to get to the above Villages?
Regards
Nick

 

Name: E.T.A.Hoffmann <E.T.A.Hoffmann@web.de>
Date: 2002-11-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Neuerburg/Wilwerscheid near Wittlich
What surnames are you researching? Heilbronn
Where are you located? Weber, Clas/Klaas, Koller , Putz
Comments:
Dear Mr. Pick,
i search the ancestors of WEBER Margarethe * 1805Wilwerscheid/Neuerburg, near Wittlich; Margarethe Clas * 1765 Willwerscheid; Katharina Putz * 1740-45 Greimerath.
Do you have the dates about this pearsons?
Thank you for your help.
Sincerely yours E.T.A.Hoffmann

 

Name: Jane Adams <Ddolfawr@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-16
What surnames are you researching? Colorado
Comments:
Correction of email address
 

Name: Jane Adams <Ddolfawr@sol.com>
Date: 2002-11-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Feuerscheid, Plütscheid, Pallien, Rittersdorf, Waxweiler, Weydingin, Lichtenborn
What surnames are you researching? Colorado
Where are you located? Bertel, Coumont, Laub, Mausen, Roth, Simon, Thelen, Thiel, Wirtz,
Comments:
Tom, I have been researching Waxweiler records and wonder if you are interested in them. I would gladly send them on to you.
 

Name: SHERRY BYER <sbyer@triad.rr.com>
Date: 2002-11-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? not sure is any are there
What surnames are you researching? NORTH CAROLINA, USA
Where are you located? SCHMITT, KAMPS, LEONARD, FORESTER
Comments:
I think I only have names of area's but not sure.

Salmrohr Reg bz Trier (copied from obit)
Wesel
Preussen
Menseln
another place is Agar-this may not be in Germany but on the border?
thanks I am just starting to reserch Germany-so reading what I can find.

 

Name: William L. Gans <goosebill@prexar.com>
Date: 2002-11-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Budesheim & vicinity
What surnames are you researching? Lubec, Maine
Where are you located? Gans, Pung
Comments:
Any suggestions on how I could find out if the Roman Catholic Gans family from Budesheim was, at one time, Jewish?

You have put together one of the best sites I have ever seen. Thank you so much.

 

Name: Richard Howick <RichardHowick@MSN.com>
Date: 2002-11-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Any with Pitzen family members
What surnames are you researching? Massachusetts, USA
Where are you located? Pitzen, Klassen (many spellings)
Comments:
I am searching for my great, great, great grandfather, Adam Pitzen who was born in Prussia circa 1792. Adam married Barbara Klassen who was born in the 1790's. Thanks!
 

Name: Denis Kaufmann <denisk@voyager.net>
Date: 2002-11-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Fuesdorf, Glaadt and more
What surnames are you researching? Oshkosh, WI
Where are you located? Kaufmann. Michels, Freuen.Meyer. Phillipi
Comments:
What Michels family did Margaret come from. My grandmother was Elizabeth Michels, daufgter of Matthias Michels and Gertrude Phillipi. Mathias was the son of Joseph Michels and Margaret Carls. All of them were from Glaadt.
 

Name: Robert B. Karls <robertkarls@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-11-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Duppach
What surnames are you researching? Shoreline, Washington, USA
Where are you located? Karls, Carls
Comments:
I have traced my ancestors to Peter & Maria Catherine (Zimmer) Carls of Duppach, Rheinland, Germany, and I believe Peter's father is Hubert Karls, Aachen, Ger.



























 

Name: Robert B. Karls <robertkarls@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-11-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Duppach
What surnames are you researching? Shoreline, Washington, USA
Where are you located? Karls, Carls
Comments:
I have traced my ancestors to Peter & Maria Catherine (Zimmer) Carls of Duppach, Rheinland, Germany, and I believe Peter's father is Hubert Karls, Aachen, Ger.



























 

Name: Ursula Merkens <U.Merkens@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-11-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kaltenborn, Adenau
What surnames are you researching? Moenchengladbach
Where are you located? Pütz
Comments:
Suche die Eltern der Clara Pütz aus Adenau, geb. ca. 1865.
 

Name: Stella Libbesmeier(Peters) <slibbes@msn.com>
Date: 2002-11-09
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Peter
Comments:
Looking for relatives of my g grandfather born in 1835 in Oberleuken and lived in Fitten. His two sisters stayed in Germany and married a Kerber and Droitecour in the 1840's.
 

Name: Stella Libbesmeier(Peters) <slibbes@msn.com>
Date: 2002-11-09
What surnames are you researching? Minnesota
Where are you located? Peter
Comments:
Looking for relatives of my g grandfather born in Oberleuken and lived in Fitten. His two sisters stayed in Germany and married a Kerber and Droitecour in the 1840's.
 

Name: G. Richard (Dick) Heinen <grheinen@att.net>
Date: 2002-11-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Buedesheim
What surnames are you researching? Bayonet Point, Florida USA
Where are you located? Heinen---Pick
Comments:
My gg-grandfather, Paulus Heinen was born in Buedsheim Parish 1795 and married Margaret Schuh in Budesheim in 1814.
Their son Peter Heinen was born 1821 in Budesheim was my g-grandfather-He married Lucy Pick in Berndorf in 1851. Their son, Peter Heinen, my grandfather was born in 1860 in St. Joseph, MN> USA. My father was Otto Peter Heinen, b1989 St. Cloud MN. Any more info about Buedesheim would be Appreciated. Do we have the same Pick lineage? Thanks.

 

Name: Lois <dual_0099@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? not sure
What surnames are you researching? Ontario,Canada
Where are you located? Hilderbrandt ,Hildebrandt.,Gutoskie,Gutowski ,
Comments:
JUst new at this. Trying to find out
where my Great Grandfather Charles Hilderbrandt,what part of Germany he came from,and also a Louisa.This would be in the late 1700 to 1800.First time in the site.

 

Name: Lois <dual_0099@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? not sure
What surnames are you researching? Ontario,Canada
Where are you located? Hilderbrandt ,Hildebrandt.,Gutoskie,Gutowski ,
Comments:
JUst new at this. Trying to find out
where my Great Grandfather Charles Hilderbrandt,what part of Germany he came from,and also a Louisa.This would be in the late 1700 to 1800.First time in the site.

 

Name: Joseph Schumacher <shoebox@tds.net>
Date: 2002-11-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Boos, Oberelz
What surnames are you researching? Chilton, Wisconsin 53014
Where are you located? Schumacher
Comments:
How do I access the Boos (Eifel) Germany catholic church records i.e. (baptism, marriage and/or death records)? Any help you can provide me is appreciated. Thanks!

Joe Schumacher

 

Name: Maureen Shelly <maureen1024@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ahrhuette, Ripsdorf, Blankenheim, Dollendorf, Uedelhoven
What surnames are you researching? Chicago
Where are you located? Bove, Giefer, Fischer, Koch, Jackler
Comments:
So glad you were able to get the site back up, Tom!
 

Name: carol leresche <leresche@alaska.net>
Date: 2002-10-31
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? many
What surnames are you researching? alaska
Where are you located? muller, haas, blum
Comments:
Tom, I noticed under Prüm A-F and G-M is missing the F's and M's among other names. Is that because there aren't any? by the way, thanks for all of your work. Glad you are back.
 

Name: Virginia Guck <vguck@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-10-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Trier
What surnames are you researching? Muscatine IA
Where are you located? Naber
Comments:
My husbands father's ancestors were from Trier. His name was Johann Naber.
 

Name: pamela erwin <pamerwin@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2002-10-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? all over the place
What surnames are you researching? New York state
Where are you located? Molitor, Schwickerath, Schmitz (HA!)
Comments:
Super job!!!! Now we're waiting for Ordorf... and we can't tell by the map, but are you going to getting down near Trier?

Pamela Erwin email: pamerwin@frontiernet.net

 

Name: g treinen <gtreinen@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-10-26
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ?
What surnames are you researching? ?
Where are you located? Treinen
Comments:
Please send us any data of TREINEN living in the eifel-region and of Trier Region
Special interest for Weweler/ Burgreuland St. Vith in former german territories, today Belgium and the descendants of Massiminus Treinen living in RECHT Village in former Germany today Belgium
Tank you very much

G Treinen

 

Name: Bartlett, Lucille J. <GrandmaB9120@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-10-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Pommern, Germany
What surnames are you researching? Des Moines, Iowa
Where are you located? Draeger, Winkelman- -Dunbar
Comments:
My great-grandparents were Christian Draeger B-abt 1820 in Germany & wife Henriette(Henrietta}Winkelman B-1825 in Pommern. cildren: Unknown boy, Beithas, Herman Julius, Frederick None{my grandfather}have great-grandfather's brother Gotlieb Drager B-1829 Prussia, Germany & wife Minnie B-1822 Prussia. My father was Clarence Draeger.
The Dunbar's are in law's and haven't gotten back far on them, Hezekiah Dunbar was my husband's grandfather born in West Union,Fayette County Iowa listed as German.

 

Name: Bartlett, Lucille J. <GrandmaB9120@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-10-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Pommern, Germany
What surnames are you researching? Des Moines, Iowa
Where are you located? Draeger, Winkelman- -Dunbar
Comments:
My great-grandparents were Christian Draeger B-abt 1820 in Germany & wife Henriette(Henrietta}Winkelman B-1825 in Pommern. cildren: Unknown boy, Beithas, Herman Julius, Frederick None{my grandfather}have great-grandfather's brother Gotlieb Drager B-1829 Prussia, Germany & wife Minnie B-1822 Prussia. My father was Clarence Draeger.
The Dunbar's are in law's and haven't gotten back far on them, Hezekiah Dunbar was my husband's grandfather born in West Union,Fayette County Iowa listed as German.

 

Name: Ric Teifke <rteifke@nyab.com>
Date: 2002-10-24
What surnames are you researching? Mexico, New York, USA
Where are you located? Teifke, Winke
Comments:
I am tring to find a connection to Henry(Heinrich) Teifke who was my great grandfather who arrived in the US about 1900
 

Name: Phyllis Grasser <b.b@cyberback.com>
Date: 2002-10-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wiesbaum and others
What surnames are you researching? U.S
Where are you located? Klinkhammer, Lentzen, Bernardi
Comments:
I noticed in the Wiesbaum records you had put on the site before you started redoing it that there seemed to be about 30+ years of marriage records missing. Does anyone have any idea what might of happened to these records?
 

Name: G. Richard Heinen <grheinen@att.net>
Date: 2002-10-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Budesheim
What surnames are you researching? Bayonet Point, Florida USA
Where are you located? Paul Heinen/Margaret Schuh
Comments:
My great grandfather was Peter Heinen born in Budeshedim, married Lucy Pick of Bendorf Germany.
 

Name: Diane Wearin <dwearin@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-22
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? whatever area were called the Alsace-Lorraine area in about 1870-1890
What surnames are you researching? Connecticut, USA
Where are you located? Schwab/Mueller/vonHasod
Comments:
I know very little about my family except birth and immigration dates. Charles M. Schwab born March 8, 1872 in Alsace --immigrated to Us 1889. August Charles Mueller born 1848, fought with the French Foreign Legion, was either custodian or teacher in a French Catholic College. Katherine von Hasod born June 1844.
Any help would be appreciated.

 

Name: Bill Eull <billeull@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-10-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Mehren, Schalkenmehren, Rockeskyll, Budescheim, Bertert, Etteldorf
What surnames are you researching? Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Where are you located? Eull, Eul, Haan, Hoffmann, Stephans, Flesch, Lenz, Thull, Gotterey,Thulen, WeilerOeswein, Kasper, Jester, Hauck
Comments:
These names are all from the Eifel or nearby.
Thank you for posting this website. It is extremely kind of you to do so.
I would be pleased to hear from fellow searchers. I do have some information about some of the people with the above names.
Bill

 

Name: Ralph <ralph.arens@ngi.de>
Date: 2002-10-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Obermehlen, Gondenbrett, Olzheim
What surnames are you researching? Mainz
Where are you located? Arens, Zierden, Thommes
Comments:
Hallo,
laut "Auszug aus den Tauf-, Ehe- und Sterbebüchern der Pfarrei Gondenbrett" wurde am 18.02.1811 Eberhard Arens (*28.09.1777) vermählt mit Anna Thommes (*05.05.1781), beide wohnhaft in Obermehlen.
Wer weiß etwas?
mfg

 

Name: Ralph <ralph.arens@ngi.de>
Date: 2002-10-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Obermehlen, Gondenbrett, Olzheim
What surnames are you researching? Mainz
Where are you located? Arens, Zierden, Thommes
Comments:
Hallo,
laut "Auszug aus den Tauf-, Ehe- und Sterbebüchern der Pfarrei Gondenbrett" wurde am 18.02.1811 Eberhard Arens (*28.09.1777) vermählt mit Anna Thommes (*05.05.1781), beide wohnhaft in Obermehlen.
Wer weiß etwas?
mfg

 

Name: Frances Pias <fpias@alltel.net>
Date: 2002-10-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Trittscheid, Schutz
What surnames are you researching? Arkansas USA
Where are you located? Pias ,Thull
Comments:
I'm glad to see your web page back. Its a great help to anyone searching the Eifel area
 

Name: Hannah <hannah12794@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-10-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unsure
What surnames are you researching? Michigan,U.S.
Where are you located? Daudt
Comments:
I am trying to find any information on Henry Daudt.He was born in Germany in 1858. He came to America around 1875-1880.He died in 1914 in America.I am looking for any information I can find on him.I do know that he married Emma Erzberger in IL.I also know he was in the prussian war 1875.
 

Name: Marion Pfeiffer <Pfeiffer-Clan2000@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-10-14
Comments:
Hallo Tom,

toll, daß Du wieder da bist. Habe Deine Seiten im Internet
sehr vermißt.

Herzliche Grüße aus Köln
Marion

 

Name: Laura Smith <laurabeth@att.net>
Date: 2002-10-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? All
What surnames are you researching? WA State
Where are you located? Zender, Retz, Heinen, Reuland and more
Comments:
I also have noticed that the question area has been reversed in the guestbook. Thanks again.
 

Name: Laura Smith <laurabeth@att.net>
Date: 2002-10-13
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? All
What surnames are you researching? WA State
Where are you located? Zender,Heinen, Retz, Michels, Reuland and more
Comments:
Tom, I am now able to get into the towns that start with A,B,C,D,and E, but the others (H,S,W) I cannot. I hope this can be remedied. Thanks, I appreciate your work very much.
 

Name: Phyllis Douglas <phdouglas@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lunebach
What surnames are you researching? Dallas, Texas
Where are you located? Minikus, Tautges,Clares,Klares,Lamberti,Spooden,Roderish
Comments:
I am searching for the ancestors of my grgrgrgrandparents. They were born in Lunebach, Prussia and they imigrated to upstate NY. Their whole family came with them.
 

Name: Sasgen Willi <willi.sasgen@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-10-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Lupertseifen u. Euscheid
Where are you located? Sasgen
Comments:
I´m looking for peeples, who´s going in the States bevor
1910 - born in the eifel with the name sasgen

 

Name: Astrid <astrid.heistert (at)T-online.de>
Date: 2002-10-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? round Ahrweiler, Gerolstein, Schleiden, Euskirchen
What surnames are you researching? Zeul, Zalfen, Wisskirchen, Vossel, , Vonck, Vershoven, Urfell, Stoffels, Schwickerath, Schenzer Roessler, Nisius, Nickes, Mundt,
Where are you located? Eifel
Comments:
Great work Tom,
wonderful that you are back.

Astrid

 

Name: Astrid <astrid.heistert (at)T-online.de>
Date: 2002-10-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? round Ahrweiler, Gerolstein, Schleiden, Euskirchen
What surnames are you researching? Eifel
Where are you located? Zeul, Zalfen, Wisskirchen, Vossel, Vonck, Vershoven, Urfell, Stoffels, Schwickerath, Schenzer Roessler, Nisius, Nickes, Mundt, L
Comments:
Great work Tom,
wonderful that you are back.

Astrid

 

Name: pamela erwin <pamerwin@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2002-10-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? around Badem and Metterich
What surnames are you researching? Rochester, NY USA
Where are you located? molitor and schwickerath
Comments:
We tried to get on your site a week or so ago, and we couldn't find it. And, we panicked!!!! We have found it very helpful and can't wait until put the other villages back on. Thank you.

Schwickerath: Mathias Schwickerath and wife Anna have daughter Anna Maria Schwickerath bapt. 8 April 1763 at St. Anton's. This church must be near Badem but we cannot find what town or village it is in. Do you know?

 

Name: pamela erwin <pamerwin@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2002-10-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? around Badem and Metterich
What surnames are you researching? Rochester, NY USA
Where are you located? molitor and schwickerath
Comments:
We tried to get on your site a week or so ago, and we couldn't find it. And, we panicked!!!! We have found it very helpful and can't wait until put the other villages back on. Thank you.

Schwickerath: Mathias Schwickerath and wife Anna have daughter Anna Maria Schwickerath bapt. 8 April 1763 at St. Anton's. This church must be near Badem but we cannot find what town or village it is in

 

Name: joseph schumacher <shoebox@tds.net>
Date: 2002-10-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? boos, oberelz
What surnames are you researching? wisconsin
Where are you located? schumacher, clasen, knechtges
Comments:
ancestors and decendants of Lorenz Schumacher and Maria Clasen
 

Name: DEBORAH LOCKLEAR <deborah28372@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-10-08
What surnames are you researching? US
Where are you located? ELSWORTH J SNYDER
Comments:
I AM TRY ING TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY FATHER HE WAS BORN IN GERMANY I WAS TOLD HIS NAME IS ELSWORTH J SNYDER THIS IS ALL I KNOW EXCEPT HE WAS IN THE SERVES AIR FORCE I THINK I LIKE TO ABLE TO FIND HIS FAMILY OR HIS BIRTH

PLEASE HELP HI YOU CAN
DEBORAH LOCKLEAR

 

Name: DEBORAH LOCKLEAR <deborah28372@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-10-08
What surnames are you researching? US
Where are you located? ELSWORTH J SNYDER
Comments:
I AM TRY ING TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY FATHER HE WAS BORN IN GERMANY I WAS TOLD HIS NAME IS ELSWORTH J SNYDER THIS IS ALL I KNOW EXCEPT HE WAS IN THE SERVES AIR FORCE I THINK I LIKE TO ABLE TO FIND HIS FAMILY OR HIS BIRTH

PLEASE HELP HI YOU CAN
DEBORAH LOCKLEAR

 

Name: Steve Stockheimer <sstockheim@juno.com>
Date: 2002-09-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Bornbach, Borrenbach,Theis
Where are you located? West Salem, Wi
Comments:
Hi Tom,
I came across your page thru Rootsweb freepages. But I can't get back to the page now. It was Nusbaum.txt
I couldn't believe it when a found Nickolas Thies in the list from Freylinger. The only clue I had to go on was Freiling from a funeral card. Thanks!

 

Name: Frances Pias <fpias@alltel.net>
Date: 2002-09-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Trittscheid, Udersdorf, Schutz
What surnames are you researching? Pias, Thull/Tull
Where are you located? Arkansas USA
Comments:
I am looking into the Christoph Pias family of Trittscheid.His mothers name was Thull/Tull and maternal grandmother was Beell.
 

Name: Monika Pearsall <familytree4us@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Saar, Eifel, Luxembourg, Belgium, Alsace
What surnames are you researching? Mathey, Esser, Henkes, Mayer, Beck, Flick
Where are you located? California
Comments:
What a great job you have done, thank you
 

Name: Terry Machtemes <machfam@shaw.ca>
Date: 2002-09-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? eifel
What surnames are you researching? machtemes, staus, adams, trest, heinen
Where are you located? alberta, canada
Comments:
note: new email address
see previous message under machfam@edmc.net
Once I have a church record, can I get a civil record of the same event, and from where? ie: where would I write for civil records from Grosscampenburg, or Niederraden? - for 1700's and 1800's.
Once again, thanks to Tom - super site!
Terry

 

Name: Gabi Messent <Gabimessent@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-09-09
What surnames are you researching? Neumann or Oltersdorf
Where are you located? Australia
Comments:
Thank you very much for sharing your information.
Keep up the good work.. Gabi

 

Name: Jerry Daleiden <daleiden@execpc.com>
Date: 2002-09-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Daleiden, Neuerburg, Mettendorf
What surnames are you researching? daleiden, Merkes,
Where are you located? Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Comments:
I have drawn a map of the region that I am researching. I call it Daleiden Land. If I can arrange it I would like to have a Daleiden gathering in September 2004! I will send details by s-mail if you send your address.
 

Name: Jerry Daleiden <daleiden@execpc.com>
Date: 2002-09-07
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Daleiden, Neuerburg, Mettendorf
What surnames are you researching? daleiden, Merkes,
Where are you located? Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Comments:
I have drawn a map of the region that I am researching. I call it Daleiden Land. If I can arrange it I would like to have a Daleiden gathering in September 2004! I will send details by s-mail if you send your address.
 

Name: DAWN LOWE <DAYBREAKER101 @AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-09-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? HOLSTHUM AND GILZEM
What surnames are you researching? kOLBET, LICHTER, THIELEN, GIERENZ
Where are you located? TN.
Comments:
WONDERFUL WORK
 

Name: Kathy Rogers <glenn_kathy_rogers@sbmu.net>
Date: 2002-09-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? near Lux. between Trier and Saarburg
What surnames are you researching? Menz, Wegerle
Where are you located? SE Mo
Comments:
This is wonderful. I have had a terrible time locating a town of origin for my Menz. I was taught a couple phrases by my mother and a kind gentleman in Germany, helped me narrow down the area to search, because it is a dialect spoken along the Mozell R. I still do not have a town, but they were Catholic. I haven't searched you site yet, but will. If I read your map correctly, you may not have researched the area I need yet, if not I will keep checking back.
Thanks so much for sharing such a wealth of information.
Kathy Rogers

 

Name: Ed Karls <newporthills@msn.com>
Date: 2002-09-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Adenau, Siebenbach, others
What surnames are you researching? Casper, Karls
Where are you located? Ann Arbor, MI
Comments:
What a great site! Keep up the great work!
 

Name: Dan Scherrer <dscherrer1@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2002-09-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim
What surnames are you researching? Scherrer
Where are you located? Kansas City
Comments:
Looking for period of pre 1830
 

Name: Catherine Overkamp <overkamp@gwi.net>
Date: 2002-09-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kyllburg area
What surnames are you researching? Wallenborn, Mertes, Franzen, Schmitz/Schmitt and Schutz
Where are you located? Boothbay Harbor Maine
Comments:
Dear Tom,
I have so appreciated everything you have done here.
I am really looking for more on my WALLENBORN FAMILY ,

I cannot find any films for Kettwig. Do you know where this village is located? I find on the IGI addenden an
Anna Cath Schuetz b 31 May 1745 in Kettwig to a Frederick and Anna Catharina Huemolly Schutz/Schuetz.
Is Kettwig near Kyllburg?
This is what I have:
Michael Wallenborn b.? , married Anna Catharina Schutz in Kyllburg on Feb 1760.
I am trying to find WHERE they were born and WHEN. Cannot find any data for them in Kyllburg except Children born there to them. Then I spotted the addenden and am wondering if this could be Michael's wife.
By the way, do you know Rex and Tammy Lesueur? They are my younger first cousins!!! and they live in LaPine, Oregon.
Cathy

 

Name: Bloom <blue2@gwtc.net>
Date: 2002-09-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dattenfeld,Rheinland-Gierzhagen
What surnames are you researching? Blum
Where are you located? U.S. South Dakota
Comments:
I have a birth record that indicated that my ggrandfather came from Gierzhagen-mother and father were Maria Eva Romer and Johannes Blum. Henrich Wilhelm Blum was born July 24 1824 in Gierzhagen. Henrich(Henry) came to the U.S. in 1849 unknown if he came alone or with other family members. He arrived in NY, then Illinois,Iowa and finally Wisconsin where he died in 1905 but name was changed to Bloom. He had three brothers according to some information I have Franz Wilhelm; Johannes Gerhard, Johannes Peter. Really seeking information about my gg grandfathers family any help would be greatly appreciated. Kay Bloom
 

Name: Fran Kondek <frakon@cmsinter.net>
Date: 2002-09-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Blankenheim
What surnames are you researching? Scherer/Mungen/Berg/Lorent
Where are you located? Michigan
Comments:
I appreciate all the work you did. It was very easy for me to look up my family and have them listed all together. I've reseached on film and it's a lot harder. One of my Mungen relatives married a Pick so perhaps that makes us related in some small way. Thank you for posting this and sharing it.
 

Name: Deborah Ellis <dellis1052@cs.com>
Date: 2002-09-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Montenich/Brohl
What surnames are you researching? Final
Where are you located? Florida
Comments:
Found your webpage to be one of the best. Keep up the good work! Looking for any one with information of the Brohl/Montenich area.
 

Name: glen a. thommes <thommega@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? trier, luxembourg
What surnames are you researching? thommes, burg
Where are you located? wilmington, de 19803
Comments:
great stuff. any thommes' or burg's out there please contact me --- particularly if you have a trier/luxembourg-minnesota connection.
 

Name: Terry Bigler <terrybigler@myrealbox.com>
Date: 2002-09-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Gocklingen, Rheinland, Guntersrieth, Bavaria
What surnames are you researching? Buchler, Buechler, Haas,Jacobi, Gettelfinger, Fessel, Bauer, Sambass
Where are you located? Winnie, Texas
Comments:
Mr. Pick, I ran across your site today and I am thrilled! Would you please respond to me to see if you can help me. I have a site at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~terrybigler/index.html

I am trying to verify my Buechler, Buchler ancestors from Gocklingen and other ancestors from the area. Many of my ancestors are from that area and Alsace-Lorraine.

Thanks,
Terry

 

Name: carol leresche <leresche@alaska.net>
Date: 2002-08-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? unknown
What surnames are you researching? Muller, Blum, Haas
Where are you located? Juneau, Alaska
Comments:
I come back to your site often hoping to find new information. I have found my Haas family on your site. My true desire is to find my Great Grandfather's parents names. He is a mystery so far but if he married two women from the Eifel area, he may be from that area also. My mother always thought he was from the Rhineland but never knew a town. Looking diligently for Charles Muller born in April 1825 or so. Thanks for your work in this area. Carol
 

Name: Roger Icenogle <ironnail@winco.net>
Date: 2002-08-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? indiscriminate
What surnames are you researching? Eisennagel
Where are you located? Industry, Illinois
Comments:
Great effort. It seems most German research begins with the supposition that the researcher knows from what town his ancestors sprang. In my case, I have been unable to find this information. It would be helpful to have a surname index. Thanks for all your work.
 

Name: MaryEllen <mar0898@msn.com>
Date: 2002-08-25
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Rhineland Pfalz
What surnames are you researching? Engelskircher
Where are you located? Tx.
Comments:
I only recently found someone else researching this name and through them have found that the family seemed to be in Drehenthaler and Baalborn.
I have been trying to find a way to get authentication on-line and also get back beyond the last ancester he has given me.

 

Name: Peggy McKenzie <mckenzie@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-08-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Zenzen
Where are you located? Greece
Comments:
Hi Tom,

Forgot to say how very much I appreciate all your hard work. As a fellow genealogist who spends a lot of time in archives, I can fully realize what you have done. Tremendous!

Thank you so very much for making these records available.

Peggy

 

Name: Peggy McKenzie <mckenzie@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-08-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Zenzen
Where are you located? Greece
Comments:
Hi Tom,

Greetings from one fellow Oregonian to another!

I now live in Greece but have concentrated my research on Germany (mostly Pfalz).

I'm just started on some research in the Eifel and will be flying to Germany on 1 Sept to work on this area.

Please contact me as I need your advice!

Peggy

http://www.heritage-trips.de

 

Name: Alice Radcliff <ctradcliff@htmail.com>
Date: 2002-08-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schillingen/Grimburg
What surnames are you researching? Thommes
Where are you located? Colorado
Comments:
We have just returned from Germany where we found a G-Uncle still living in Grimburg. He told us that my husbands GGGGrandfather originally came from the Eifel area. He was forced by the English to fight against Napoleon, he escaped and went to Grimburg, Germany. I have no idea how to search for him in the Eifel area. Any suggestions? Your web site is very interesting. Thank you.
 

Name: Matt Freund <mefreund@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-08-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Nattenheim
What surnames are you researching? Thome
Where are you located? Kansas
Comments:
Tom - Thanks for the information you have on your web site. We are looking for more information regarding a Jacobus Thome, born 11/16/1853, that we found on your web site in the Nattenheim section. He's the son of Michael Thome and Marie Berg. His brother, Joannes, came to the United States and to Kansas. Any information you may have or others may have on Jacobus would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again for the web site - Matt

 

Name: Karen Rodde <Krodde2082@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Murlenbach, Mettenberg, Mayschoss
What surnames are you researching? Poppelreuter
Where are you located? Illinois
Comments:
Your websight has been the most helpful site that I found this year. I found many of the Poppelreuter family listed. I had been looking for Poppelreiter and after renting the film for this area noticed that many of the names were changed at least in the records around the mid 1800's.
Thanks for your hard work. You have save me days of research time. Because of your listings I was able to find on the film the marriage information for my great-great-great-grandfather and the names of my great-great-great-great-grandparents.

 

Name: Tim O'Connor <tim.oconnor@insightbb.com>
Date: 2002-08-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Meckel, Quiddelbach
What surnames are you researching? Pint, Nisius, Zimmer, Krings
Where are you located? Indiana
Comments:
Hi Tom,
Thanks very much for your site. While I haven't found my ancestors, I have pointed others to your site where I believe they have a match.
I'm looking for Pint's in Meckel, Nisius' & Krings in Quiddelbach, and I don't yet know from where ("Prussia") my Zimmer's come from. From another source that visited Quiddelbach, I have good Quiddelbach info.
Do you know anything about the pronunciation of "Pint" in German? I have a source that says the Pint name used to be "Pent". I suspect the pronunciatation of the "i" may have been with a long "e" sound (our family has always pronounced it with a long "i" sound), thus the assumption of the Pent spelling. One wing of my Nisius tree changed the name to Nesius (long "e" sound) because the pronunciation caused their U.S. land ownership record to be misspelled (thus the name spelling changed forever). Looking through your data, I see lots of Pint's in the Bitburg-Pruem region, thus I'm inclined to believe the spelling was originally with an "i".
Your thoughts? My Krings, while a maiden name in my tree, was spelled Krinks in obit data .. again I imagine due to pronunciation.
Thanks again,
Tim O'Connor
descendent of the Black Hawk & Buchanan County, Iowa Pint's;
original emigration in 1858 to Will County, IL; early 1860's moved to Iowa
tim.oconnor@insightbb.com
tim.oconnor@bmsus.com

 

Name: marge hickle <margehickle@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-08-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Prum
What surnames are you researching? Vogel
Where are you located? Virginia
Comments:
I lived in Prum in 1971-72. My husband was stationed there with the Army. I am just interested in seeing how the region has changed since then.
 

Name: Shanel Fagerlie (Reckner) <puck-stopper@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-08-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Unknown
What surnames are you researching? Reckner, Von Reckner, Shulz
Where are you located? California, United States
Comments:
I have hit a brick wall and cannot find any information on my fathers family that emigrated in the 1870 - 1885 time frame. I you can offer any help or hints they would be greatly appreciatied. thank you - Shanel
 

Name: Uwe Probst <Uwe.Probst@vr-web.de>
Date: 2002-08-10
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel (Bleialf, Winterspelt, Habscheid, Auw b.Prüm, etc.), East-Belgium, Luxemburg
What surnames are you researching? Probst, Eichten, Kleis, Fussmann, Jodocy u. v. m.
Where are you located? Bleialf/Eifel
Comments:
Hello Tom, I would like to thank you as first again for your outstanding work it for so many Eifel researchers to have so far carried out. I look nearly weekly into your guest book around contacts to "used" in all world to attach. I have a question to you whether in archives of the Mormonen also church books from adjacent east Belgium (German-language community) are. So for possibel Manderfeld, St. Vith, Schönberg or Steffeshausen/Belgium.
A further question would be whether on it to be also counted is, and/or in which procedure they select their places. Like that Pruem with Pruem city, Rommersheim, Olzheim and Schönecken many places are represented from the old circle. However e.g. the places beyond the Schneifelmontens (Bleialf, Brandscheid, Auw b. Pruem, Roth b. Pruem, Habscheid and Winterspelt) leave you unconsidered. Do you have a certain system? Straight ones from this locating emigrated also very many humans into the USA!. Again thanks Uwe www.uprobst.de





 

Name: Dorothy Houlf <rainbo1@core.com>
Date: 2002-08-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? gillenfeld
What surnames are you researching? schaefer
Where are you located? la grange, illinois
Comments:
My grandfather joannes nicholas schaefer left gillenfeld in about 1865.
 

Name: Phyllis <b.b@cyberback.com>
Date: 2002-08-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Wiesbaum
What surnames are you researching? Bernardi, Klinkhammer
Where are you located? U.S
Comments:
Thank you for putting all these records on-line. After going through these records I ordered the church films for Wiesbaum from the FHL. I have a question that maybe someone who has more experience than I could answer for me. After going through the film I discovered that there are at least 30 years of marriage records missing. Were marriage records recorded anywhere else other than the church? Would there be any goverment records of marriages?
 

Name: Roger L. Huss <rogerl@nac.net>
Date: 2002-08-05
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Huss, Lenz, Niesen
Where are you located? Kinnelon, NJ
Comments:
Have done extensive research on Eifel for writing of Lenz history a 345 page book and have visited there several times. Believe you have heard from my cousin Esther Lenz who is also heavily involved in this project. Would like to share info with you so please e-mail me. My son John and wife Joanna teach at Reed College in Portland. Roger Huss
 

Name: esther Lenz <eflenz@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-08-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? lenz, Lentz, Lentzen, Lenzen
Where are you located? Brunkild, Manitoba, Canada
Comments:
Hi,
I went through your site. I have more lenzs to add to your research. Some of it you already had. Our research is proven from actual church records. Many of these records are not in the Mormon library. Are you recording your information from the Mormom records?
Anyways you are doing great work and I can send the list if you want.

PS I will be putting up a new lenz website. We had a Lenz committee that wrote a book, documented a lot of the Eifel history, Lenz history over 100 photos etc.....

 

Name: Bernd Wirtz <bernd.wirtz@ewetel.net>
Date: 2002-08-02
What surnames are you researching? Wirtz and Schildgen
Where are you located? Schortens / Germany
Comments:
Dear Mr. Pick,

thank you for all informations of famliies Wirtz and Schildgen !

Yours Sincerly,
Bernd Wirtz from Schortens /Germany / Coast of North Sea

 

Name: Nick Bell <nick.bell@shell.com>
Date: 2002-08-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dockweiler, Kirchweiler, Rockeskyll, Hohenfels
What surnames are you researching? Bell, Schnorrenberg, Batta
Where are you located? Houston, Texas USA
Comments:
Excellent work! I found reference to my relatives in Rockeskyll. I did not notice any records for Hohenfels, Dockweiler or Kirckweiler. Are they not available, placed in another village or do you plan to display them in the future? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Nick
 

Name: Rolf Freytag <rolf@rolf-freytag.de>
Date: 2002-07-30
Comments:
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software (Exim).

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

tpick@eagleslair.net
SMTP error from remote mailer after MAIL FROM:<Rolf@rolf-freytag.de> SIZE=3342:
host mail.eagleslair.net [209.95.47.132]: 550 5.7.1 This system is configured to reject mail from mailout08.sul.t-online.com

Hello Thomas,
sory, but it is not possible to answer to your email-address (see obove)
I've heard at the DEU-EIFEL list first about your page:
"Unfortunately Thomas Pick reported some heavy technical problems with his
wellknown Homepage"
and tried it.
Now the difference between absolute and relative Name is:
absolute: you told the complete path where to find the file, but this
means,that
when you will test it at your own computer the browser also follows the
complete
path into the internet.
relativ: you told the path from the point where you are. In your case with a
plain
directory( every file is in the same directory ) you only take the filename.
The
path where the browser just is will be appended by the browser i.e.
your reference is <A HREF="a.html">A-</A>, when I select it the browser
takes
the path where he is "http://Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pick/" and
append
"a.html".
It is handled like the "CD" command in the DOS-Shell. you can use
"../../name/a.html"
if the file is in an other directory. Always relativ to the directory, where
you are
at the moment.

The advantage is that you can install your website everywhere you want
(rootsweb,
homecomputer, CD) and it will work.

I hope my english was good enought to explain, what I mean.


Beste Grüße
Rolf (Freytag)

Ortsdatenbank: http://www.rolf.sytes.net:8011/myphp/index.php
mailto:ROLF@rolf-freytag.de
http://www.rolf-freytag.de

 

Name: Wolfgang Mudter <mudter@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-07-29
Comments:
Tom,

under http://mudter.free.fr I have published my ancestors from the area west of Bitburg (Mettendorf, Oberweis, Moetsch, Welschbillig and others).

Let me know what you think. By the way, your email address doesn't work anymore.

Wolfgang Mudter

 

Name: Josef M. Schmitt <joemschmitt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? EIFEL, Canton Daun, Dockweiler, Dreis-Brueck, Hohenfels, Essingen, Rockeskyll, Puetzborn, Steinborn, Weiersbach, Waldkoenigen, B
What surnames are you researching? Schaefer, Spruencker, Lamberti(y), Bernardy, Schneider, Meyer(s), Hors(ch), Servatius, Wilhelmi, Neis, Kintzinger, Beus, Christo
Where are you located? San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Comments:
Tom, what a great help your website is for anyone with ancestors in the Eifel. To say thanks is hardly enough. Are there any other researchers oarticularly interested in families from Dockweiler, Dreis-Brueck and surrounding villages? I would be glad to exchange information. Joe
 

Name: Freytag, Rolf <rolf@rolf-freytag.de>
Date: 2002-07-27
Comments:
Hello Thomas,
I just was on your site, but I don't know your problem. I'm only missing
the automatic call of your first site (aindex.html), perhaps you only must
rename it to index.html. I've seen you are using absolute names to navigate
in your side, better is a relative name i.e. you use
<A HREF="http://Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pick/a.html">A-</A>
the same can be done with
<A HREF="a.html">A-</A>
with an relative name you can also test the site on your own computer without
any internet connection.

Beste Grüße
Rolf (Freytag)

Ortsdatenbank: http://www.rolf.sytes.net:8011/myphp/index.php
mailto:ROLF@rolf-freytag.de
http://www.rolf-freytag.de

 

Name: liz <misnomer@shaw.ca>
Date: 2002-07-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Glaadt
What surnames are you researching? kaufman, zimmer, scheid,
Where are you located? calgary Ab
Comments:
Thanks for this site! Is it possible to get a download of all the information here?

take care
Liz
your index.html file seems to be missing.


 

Name: Mike Heier <mheier5@abe.midco.net>
Date: 2002-07-22
What surnames are you researching? Green(Gruen)
Where are you located? Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
Comments:
This is a great site! Thank you for all your hard work.

Am seeking information on my great grandfather, Matthew Green. He was born in the Rheinland in 1866. Came to the USA in 1890, settling in South Dakota.

His parents may have been named Wilhelm & Maria. He had a sister that was a nun. A brother died in WW1.

Emigration papers say he came from Wechzeralt?

 

Name: Manfred Reinnarth <ManfredReinnarth@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-20
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel, Ahrweiler, Retterath, Adenau...
What surnames are you researching? Renard, Reinard, Reinardi, Rheinhard, Reinartz...
Where are you located? Ahrweiler - Germany
Comments:
Very informative site .. I got some hints to surch at new places...
I traced up my ancestors untill Michel Renard, a charcoalburner from beglium who went to the Eifel in 1728 or earlier. His offspring dwelled at
Retterath, Dedenbach, Schalkenbach, Volkesfeld, Bölingen, Mayen, Niederbachem, Plittersdorf, Ahrweiler and at other places.

 

Name: nancy belpulsi <nycgirl234u@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? cochen and wuppethal (not sure were that is)
What surnames are you researching? Zimmermann
Where are you located? nyc
Comments:
I recently signed your book with not knowing what area my grandparents came from, but this is what i have found since then

any help would be great

 

Name: Marion Pfeiffer <Pfeiffer-Clan2000@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-07-19
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Alendorf
What surnames are you researching? Sons, Gehlen , Vofsen, Mies, Entges (Eltges) Hansen, Heinen, Knauf, Knaub,
Where are you located? Köln
Comments:
Ich habe schon viele meiner Vorfahren in den Auflistungen
gefunden. Danke - sicherlich im Namen vieler anderer Personen - für die Menge Arbeit.

 

Name: Nancy Belpulsi <nycgirl234u@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-18
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? not sure
What surnames are you researching? Zimmermann
Where are you located? NYC
Comments:
I am trying to research my family tree on my dads side the only thing i know is that my grandmothers name was elizabeth she dies when my dad was around 5 or 6 from TB and that my grandfather remarried shorlty after and that my dad and uncle were seperated but my grandfather was still alive when i was real little but because of differences between my dad and grandfather they never spoke. I would love to research my dads family tree anything you come across I would be real grateful. thanks
 

Name: Diane Wearin <dwearn@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-16
What surnames are you researching? von Hasod
Comments:
Any infrmation would be appreciated
 

Name: Jean-Michel Bertrand <jeanmichel@wanadoo.es>
Date: 2002-07-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bickendorf
What surnames are you researching? Brandt, Schroder
Where are you located? Northern Spain
Comments:
Great job indeed ! I'm researching Whilhelmus Brandt marriage (or any data) with Margareta Schroder by 1700 considering that their son Alexander Brandt mentionned to be of Bickendorf as recorded onto his marriage certificate issued 9/01/1748.
 

Name: Gerd Nachtsheim <Gerd.Nachtsheim@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-07-15
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel:Kell/Andernach
What surnames are you researching? Nachtsheim
Where are you located? Koblenz
Comments:
Fascinating page, Thomas

I came across your page while looking for other genealogists interested in the Eifel area.

Our family comes from Kell near Andernach and seems to have lived there for several centuries. It is pretty hard to get more details and find fellow researchers interested in this particular name.

My brother Manferd and me are trying to find fellow researchers interested in the Nachtsheim roots.

All the best from Koblenz

Gerd

 

Name: Yvonne Stephens <ystephen@gpcom.net>
Date: 2002-07-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ?????Perna???
What surnames are you researching? Troshynski
Where are you located? Red Cloud ,Nebraska USA
Comments:
I'm researching for a friend... East Germany/Poland
The town I bring up on US Census is difficult to read.. I know its a boarder town.... The Troshynski (did have Z in place of an S) served in the Army for three years.
Thank you yvonne

 

Name: Joyce <gerber32650@msn.com>
Date: 2002-07-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kelberg/Retterath
What surnames are you researching? Gerber, Kaiser, Clasen, Lanser, Marx, Miesen, Schmitz, Johannes, Kirstges
Where are you located? Chino Hills, California
Comments:
I was really interested in ALL of your information (especially the family book info by town). When I first read "Anna Clasen" - I instantly thought I found something. My great-grandmother was Catharina Clasen, born in Kotterichen. Her father was Peter, his father was Nikolaus and his father was Michel. I also know Anna Dederichs married Nikolaus Gerber Dec. 2, 1810. She was the daughter of Peter Dederichs and Gertrud Simonis.
 

Name: Joe Havicus <judyh@prtcnet.org>
Date: 2002-07-11
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Any
What surnames are you researching? Havicus
Where are you located? U.S
Comments:
The only ancestor that I have information about is
Clemons Havicus born;March 15,1804 Germany
Can anyone help I need to know my heritage so I can pass it along to my 2 sons any help will be appreciated.

 

Name: Dave Adams <dvadams@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel region
What surnames are you researching? Cossman, Heinz, Quirin, Herres, Bach, Wallenborn, Asman, Pauly, Kreten, Etteldorf, Joanetta, Klein, Maier, Hohns
Where are you located? Belmont, CA USA
Comments:
Wow!
This site is an incredible resource. The more I look the more ancestors I see. Plus there is a lot of information on siblings that I have not seen before.

I am also searching ancestors in the Cochem area of the Eifel region. Those surnames are: Adams, Schmitt, Steffes, Spurzen, and Diederich (so far). I invite anyone who shares the above surnames to contact me to compare notes.

 

Name: scott schaefer <scotteschaefer@msn.com>
Date: 2002-07-09
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? alendorf
What surnames are you researching? schaefer
Where are you located? boise ID
Comments:
Real nice work! can I search the whole database or one town at a time?
 

Name: Bernd Wirtz <bernd.wirtz@ewetel.net>
Date: 2002-07-08
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Birresborn
What surnames are you researching? Wirtz
Where are you located? Schortens
Comments:
Thank you for your net-sites.

Bernd Wirtz

 

Name: sheila <jdlskl2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-06
What surnames are you researching? Anton Pick, Helen Muehl
Where are you located? USA
Comments:
I am searching for info on my Great-Great Grandparents. I know that they were from Germany, born around 1830,Anton Pick and Helen Muehl.
Sheila

 

Name: Raimund Trierscheid <trierscheid@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-07-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Trierscheid, Wolff, Kremer, Sons, Reifferscheid, Adriany
Where are you located? Üxheim (Eifel)
Comments:
I was already able to find some informations in your database which helps to bridge some gaps in my ancestor's database. I only began with this fascinating hobby only 12 months ago. Some branches of my family are now in the USA, primarily in South Dacota and Minnesota, cause my grandmother's uncle immigrated around 1880 to the US, fleeing from the Eifel's poverty at that time.

If you know about US citizens who are looking for their German roots around the Daun and Prüm area - I have a copy of the immigrants' lists Eifel-US 1850-1880, sorted by locations and names sometimes incl. some interesting informations of the immigrants like profession and amount of money they posessed when leaving home.

Mightbe you have already these informations, but just in case, I would be pleased to share the informations with you in return helping to complete my database.

Regards
Raimund

 

Name: Albert Tompers <AlbertTompers953@msn.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? All
What surnames are you researching? Tompers & Tombers
Where are you located? Fargo North Dakota
Comments:
I found a lot of Tompers & tombers THANKS TOM You DID A GOOD JOB, There

are a lot of Tompers In Luxenbourg Also.

 

Name: Chuck Finfgeld <cfinfgeld@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ormont/Halschlag
Where are you located? Mesa, AZ USA
Comments:
We lived in Halschlag and Ormont between 1973 and 1976. I have numerous pictures taken during that time. Would be happy to share them.

Chuck

 

Name: Chuck Finfgeld <cfinfgeld@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Ormong/Halschlag
Where are you located? Mesa, AZ USA
Comments:
We lived in Halschlag and Ormont between 1973 and 1976. I have numerous pictures taken during that time. Would be happy to share them.

Chuck

 

Name: Marion Pfeiffer <Pfeiffer-Clan2000@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-07-02
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Alendorf/Dollendorf
What surnames are you researching? Mies, Entges, Vofsen, Sons
Where are you located? Eifel
Comments:
Johann Mies und Anna Catharina Vofsen- Dollendorf-Eifel
Josep Entges und Anna Sons - Alendorf-Eifel
Peter Mies und Anna Chtarina Entges - Dollendorf-Eifel

 

Name: bob fritschen <bfritschen@hartel.net>
Date: 2002-07-01
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? eifel
What surnames are you researching? fritschen
Where are you located? laurel ne
Comments:
back in for more info--shared your site with two newcomers recently who learned a bunch
 

Name: Mary <djcmjc@msn.com>
Date: 2002-06-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Aachen, Cologne
What surnames are you researching? Offerman(n)
Where are you located? Arizona, formerly Wisconsin
Comments:
This is a wonderful search list. My thanks to you, Tom, for sharing the fruits of your labor.

I have so little information on my ancestor Johan(John) Offerman(n). The first info we have on him is when he and my gr grandmother applied for their marriage license in Dubuque, Iowa on May 18, 1861. John died in a well drilling accident in Luxemburg, Iowa in 1878, leaving his wife and 6 children.
From his age at his death we have determined his birth date to be on or around 24 December 1830. If anyone can help I'd appreciate your input. Thank you.

Mary

 

Name: Ellanor Phillips <elle@butler-bremer.com>
Date: 2002-06-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Rheinland
What surnames are you researching? Schmit; Porzenheim; Nei; Nosbrisch; Noel, Schmitt; Schmidt
Where are you located? Iowa, USA
Comments:
Thank-You, for all the time you have spent doing this site.
I'm looking for Joannis Schmit family descendants, he married Elisabetha Nei 3 February 1813 in Ferschweiler.
She was the daughter of Joannes Nei and Margaretha Nosbrisch or Nosbisch family.

 

Name: Mary Chojnacki <djcmjc@msn.com>
Date: 2002-06-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Pruem - Fleringen
What surnames are you researching? Bisch(Busch, Mueller, Berg, Gierens, Ballman
Where are you located? Arizona
Comments:
I haven't gone into your information, yet, but I think it it wonderful of you to do so much work and share it with us. I've found many people who do genealogy are willing to share thier information.
Thank you.
Mary

 

Name: Nancy Sharp <nsharp@woh.rr.com>
Date: 2002-06-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? don't know
What surnames are you researching? Emken, Conrad,Siegmund
Where are you located? Ohio
Comments:
I appreciate all the work you put into this. I found a possible match on the Conrad
 

Name: Patricia <fazerset2stun@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-06-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? none - just browsing
What surnames are you researching? sorry - just browsing
Where are you located? Caerphilly, South Wales, United Kingdom
Comments:
Rather interesting web page :-) not what i was looking for but interesting all the same.
 

Name: Marion Pfeiffer <Pfeiffer-Clan2000@t-online.de>
Date: 2002-06-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Gönnersdorf/Alendorf/Dollendorf
What surnames are you researching? Joseph Entges, Anna Sons, Johann Mies, Anna Catharina Vohsen
Comments:
I can not write in english.

many greetings from Köln

 

Name: ralph gosselin <gosselin@centurytel.net>
Date: 2002-06-21
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hutterscheid
What surnames are you researching? Roehler Stalbush
Where are you located? Wisconsin
Comments:
have severaal more in the Bitburg area
 

Name: Linda Mans <mans2@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-06-17
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Communities around Bitburg, Daun and Prum
What surnames are you researching? Neises, Osweiler, Schilling, Goebel, Kiemen, Burbach, Grethen, Neisen, Schmitz, Koenig, Brang, Mauren
Where are you located? Nixa, MO (suburb of Springfield)
Comments:
Tom,
You have taken on a monumental task - I appreciate all you have done! I must ask - what film did you find Rodt in? It has my Mauren ancestors in it and I don't find it in the Family History Library Catalog.

 

Name: MURIEL G.SCHLAX <murzyl@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-16
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? EIFEL : Hillesheim, Gerolstein, Pelm, Daun, Prum, Walsdorf ...
What surnames are you researching? SCHLAX, SCHLAG (S) SCHLACK (S), hahn , Blum ...
Where are you located? Bordeaux, FRANCE
Comments:
Many congratulations to Mr Pick for this work !!
If you could help me or tell me if you look for the same name, perhaps I can help.
Part of my direct family came from Eifel to France (Napoleon) and part has gond to Usa, and I have many informations for those parts.
with best regards

 

Name: Stella Libbesmeier <slibbes@msn.com>
Date: 2002-06-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? near Trier
What surnames are you researching? Peters
Where are you located? Minnesota
Comments:
I think this is a great service for people like myself trying to find where our ancestors came from and you trying to help us. Keep up the great work. Stella
 

Name: Frances Pias <fpias@alltel.net>
Date: 2002-06-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Duedesfeld,Manderscheid, Bettenfeld
What surnames are you researching? Pias, Tull
Where are you located? Arkansas
Comments:
I am researching the Pias Family. I feel Christophe Pias (1824/29), our ancestor,was from the Eifel Area but have not proven it yet. I found a Pias family in Duedesfeld in your charts. Also, possibly his mother who was Catharina Tull.
You have done a lot of work on the homepage and I'm sure it will help lots of researchers. Keep up the good work. I will keep looking.
Frances Pias

 

Name: sirantoine-bermes <ev.sirantoine@laposte.net>
Date: 2002-06-12
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Bollendorf-Pont (Berdrf)
What surnames are you researching? bermes
Where are you located? france
Comments:
der vater meiner Grossvater war in Bollendorf geboren im 1877 ; niemand kennt wann und wo er gestorber war ; vieleicht wärend des 2te Krieg
Ich wünche Infos über meine deutche Ancestors
Danke

 

Name: patricia brumbach <m_pbrumbach@semadkc.com>
Date: 2002-06-06
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? ???
What surnames are you researching? Hohman-Hohmann-Homan
Where are you located? Overland Park, KS
Comments:
My ancester came from the Palatines on the Queen Elizabeth arriving in Phila. Sept 16 (?)1738. He settled in Reading, Penna. I am trying to find what part of Germany he lived in before resettling in Penna.
 

Name: Clarence Hahn <hahn_gen@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-06-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Walsdorf, Rengen, Mehren, Schalkenmehren, Steinborn, Neunkirchen
What surnames are you researching? Hahn, Thelen, Adolphi, Etten, Hennes, and many more
Where are you located? Auburn, Washington
Comments:
Just came across your work. What a treasure trove!
Are you aware of any civil records for the same areas that go back before 1738 (as in the case of Walsdorf/Zilsdorf)? When I visited my relatives there back in 1984 they told me that the Hahn family owned a lot of land and had servants. In fact a story handed down was that one married an Adolphi who was the daughter of a servant - my direct ancestor. So I am wondering if there are any tax records, land records that are available for research.

You are to be congratulated for your efforts.

Clarence Hahn

 

Name: Gail Sass <gailsass@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-04
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Salzhemmendorf and Sulz
What surnames are you researching? Sass and Breyer
Where are you located? Washington
Comments:
I wonder if you would consider doing another region in Germany? I am looking for ancestors from Salzhemmendorf, Hanover, Germany and for some in Sulz, (unknown which region but probably Alsace Loraine). I am at a dead end for finding Ludwig Sass who came to US in 1853 as a 15 year old young man alone. He landed in New York but we don't know what port he came out of. He only brought with him some notes from school friends. I can find him in the Civil War and in the later census on Chicago but want to go back a generation.
 

Name: Gail Sass <gailsass@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-03
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Sulz and Salzhemmendorf
What surnames are you researching? Sass and Breyer
Where are you located? Port Orchard, Washington USA
Comments:
No comments yet, I am just starting to look
 

Name: Kjell Børresen <guboerre@online.no>
Date: 2002-05-31
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Dollendorf & Wehr
What surnames are you researching? Bongart & Seul
Where are you located? Norway
Comments:
My great-grandmother was born in Wehr in 1888. She came with her parents to Norway in 1893. Her parents' names were: Wilhelm Bongart b. 1853 in Dollendorf
& Susanna Seul b. 1854 in Wehr

 

Name: Catherine Overkamp <overkamp@gwi.net>
Date: 2002-05-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Kyllburg, Wallenborn, Bitburg, Welchbillig
What surnames are you researching? Wallenborn, Schutz, Mertes, Frantzen
Where are you located? Boothbay Harbor ,Maine USA
Comments:
My sincere thanks for all the work you have done here.
If you ever find a WALLENBORN in the 1740's by the name of MICHAEL, the son of Peter and Anna Barbara ( Weifs ) . I need to know WHERE he was born to continue my research.
Cathy

 

Name: Carol Schwartz-Peterson <carolbp@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-05-30
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Rodershausen
What surnames are you researching? Schwartz
Where are you located? Minnesota
Comments:
Thank you for taking the time to create this site!
 

Name: Susan Nokes <snokes@tscnet.com>
Date: 2002-05-29
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Trier?
What surnames are you researching? LENGER, LINGER, MICHELS, GLESIUS/KLESIUS, SCHAEFER, FRENKS/FRINKS/FRINGS, JUNGER/YUNGER, KLEIN, HAEHN, THELEN, JONEN, DEWERTH, S
Where are you located? Wahington State, USA
Comments:
WOW!!! What a labor of love you have done for so many of us out here!!!

If you, or any other researchers come across the name LENGER/LINGER or GLESIUS/KLESIUS, please email me--or feel free to give my e-mail address to that researcher:
snokes@tscnet.com

C. Henry Lenger and Barbara (maiden name unk) had a son named Christian Lenger (born January 10, 1810 in Trier area of the Rhineland, Germany).

Christian married Elizabeth Glesius Abt. 1834 in the Trier area of the Rhineland, Germany (She was born 28 Oct 1814 to Bartholomew and Kathrina Glesius also in the Trier area.)

In the summer of 1847 Chris and Elizabeth left their homeland for America. In September of that year they landed in New York with their four children: Margaret, age 11; Christian Jr., age 8; Kate, age 4; and little Barbara age 3.

The Lenger family can be found on the 1850 census in Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

I descend from their son, Christian born Abt. 1838. He married Eva Michels November 05, 1861 at St.Anthony's Catholic Church, Fussville, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

If you find any details about this family, please contact me.

Thank you in advance,
Happy Hunting to everyone,
Susan
snokes@tscnet.com

 

Name: Richard David Fleagle <Dick.jeanfleagle@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? All
What surnames are you researching? Fliegel,Flugel,Fleegle,Flegel, etc
Where are you located? Redmond, WAshington, USA
Comments:
My brick wall is the origin of Johann Valentin Fluegel. He arrived in Philadelphia, PA on October 25, 1738 on ship Davy from Amsterdam at age about 16. Tradition says he was from an area in the Palatinate near the Rhine River.
 

Name: Adriano Machado <girassol@netuno.com.br>
Date: 2002-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hunsrück
What surnames are you researching? Richartz, Besen, Schmitt, Schmitz, Conrad, Simonis, Welter, Müller, Schiff, Wirschem, Thomas, Hörten, Franzner, Birkenheier, Fri
Where are you located? Jaraguß do Sul - Brazil
Comments:
Very good work!
 

Name: Adriano Machado <girassol@netuno.com.br>
Date: 2002-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hunsrück
What surnames are you researching? Richartz, Besen, Schmitt, Schmitz, Conrad, Simonis, Welter, Müller, Schiff, Wirschem, Thomas, Hörten, Franzner, Birkenheier, Fri
Where are you located? Jaraguß do Sul - Brazil
Comments:
Very good work!
 

Name: Adriano Machado <girassol@netuno.com.br>
Date: 2002-05-28
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Hunsrück
What surnames are you researching? Richartz, Besen, Schmitt, Schmitz, Conrad, Simonis, Welter, Müller, Schiff, Wirschem, Thomas, Hörten, Franzner, Birkenheier, Fri
Where are you located? Jaraguß do Sul - Brazil
Comments:
Very good work!
 

Name: Ocimar Born <roborn@terra.com.br>
Date: 2002-05-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? No one
What surnames are you researching? Born, Roggenbaum, Schreiber
Where are you located? Curitiba / Parana / Brasil
Comments:
Congratulations for your job.
You really spent a lot of time to the research.
I am searching informations about the Born´s family from Pommern/Pyritz, Schönwerder place. My ancestors (Ernst Born, and Louise Gesse Born) came to Brasil in 1862, and I have no history befory 1862.
I will find some day what i search.
Best regards from
Ocimar BOrn
Curitiba/ Brasil

 

Name: Oli Kai Paulus <okp@neofonie.de>
Date: 2002-05-27
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Paulus
Where are you located? Berlin, Germany
Comments:
Cesario, the columns hold the father's (mother's, child's) last, i.e. family, name (appelido) and the first, i.e. given, name (nombre de pila). Regards, Oli
 

Name: Cesario Simões, Jr. <csimoes@flug.com.br>
Date: 2002-05-26
What surnames are you researching? Heinzen, Theissen, Köpp, Junklaus (or Jungklaus), Michels...
Where are you located? Florianopolis - SC - Brazil
Comments:
I found your HP searching for Matthias Heinzen, born 1814, son of Nikolaus Heinzen, born 1793, married Anna Theissen... They came to Brazil about 1830. I don't know how is the interpretation of your table: what is "FATHER LAST", "FATHER FIRST", "MOTHER LAST", "MOTHER FIRST" and "CHILD FIRST"? May you help me?
 

Name: Oli Kai Paulus <okp@neofonie.de>
Date: 2002-05-24
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Eifel
What surnames are you researching? Paulus
Where are you located? Berlin, Germany
Comments:
The area Tom is researching does not cover the whole Eifel. The Eifel stretches further north up to Jülich and includes Aachen to the west and Brühl to the East. Have a look at the map at www.eifel.de. There, you will find more J-Towns, like Jülich and Jünkerath - in case you're interested. Oli
 

Name: Terry Machtemes <machfam@edmc.net>
Date: 2002-05-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? eifel
What surnames are you researching? machtemes, kickert, staus, heinen, marx
Where are you located? Canada
Comments:
Tom, If you go to www.meinestadt.de, and search for Jucken, you will find it to the NW of Niederraden, or straight N of Engeldorf, or S of Olmscheid. We wouldn't want "J" to be unrepresented on your super pages!
Terry
PS: I'm looking for information on how to translate the Latin text found in the birth, death and marriage records for the Eifel region. HELP, anyone??! Terry

 

Name: Machtemes, Terry <machfam@edmc.net>
Date: 2002-05-23
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? eifel
What surnames are you researching? machtemes, staus, nohner, jacobs, heinen, marx
Where are you located? Alberta, Canada
Comments:
I notice Tom you can't find a village starting with "J". A small village comes up in my records to the west of Niederraden, called "Jucken". If you can't locate it on a map, contact me and I'll help you find it. Thanks again for your continuing efforts on this wonderful project!
Terry

 

Name: nerida <nerida@dragon.net.au>
Date: 2002-05-15
What surnames are you researching? von Donner
Where are you located? sydney australia
Comments:
I am trying to find details about my grandfathers father who was born in germany >my grandfather was born 1911, in australia, his father died when he was two. his first name was Franz according to the stories? my great-grandmother told his father was a count?
 

Name: Jay Wright <jwright@solaria.sol.net>
Date: 2002-05-14
What area in the Rheinland are you researching? Schonecken,Daun
What surnames are you researching? Nicolai,Deblon,Ries
Where are you located? Wisconsin
Comments:
Many thanks for all you've done.
Do you have Daun on your schedule?

 

Name: Tommye Mclemore <tommyemc@msn.com>