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Name: Robert Elyea <r.elyea@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2014-01-23
What brought you to this page? ancestors
Which surnames are you researching? Reagle
Comments:
Hi Arlean, I just wanted to say hi and I am amazed at the amount of work that went into putting this information on the web site. What mainly drew me to the site was the fact that my Grandmother, Cora Reagle, had a distant cousin that was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. With the info that was entered, I was able to find them both and connect their relation. His name was Daniel P. Riegel. There are several spelling variations of the name. Thank you so much for the time and effort involved. Robert Elyea.
 

Name: Max Preslar <presnip@mchsi.com>
Date: 2013-06-17
What brought you to this page? looking for owners of some photos
Which surnames are you researching? none here
Comments:
I have a old photo album with pictures of Warren Riggle and some Miller Families rescued these from an auction
 

Name: Laura Cox <lauri.bug@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-11-12
What brought you to this page? My mother painted alot of hex signs. I loved them..and I might paint some myself.
Comments:
I love the colors and the meanings behind the Pennslyvania Dutch hex signs :)
 

Name: Summer <flamesofmichael777@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-03
What brought you to this page? researching rosettes
Which surnames are you researching? N/A
Comments:
This is a nice website.
 

Name: Sharron Griffith <sea_and_glen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-07-01
What brought you to this page? Interest in Pennsylvania Dutch "hex" signs
Comments:
I am redecorating my kitchen and would like to incorporate Pennsylvania Dutch 'hex' signs into the scheme of things.
I understand that on some of them the colors have certain meanings and am trying to find out if they are written in
stone, so to speak.
I found your sight very interesting and informational.
Thank you.

 

Name: William Fehlinger <wmfhlngr@aol.com>
Date: 2012-05-09
What brought you to this page? A computer article
Which surnames are you researching? Fehlinger
Comments:
I was checking my family name on the computer and I saw where someone from Indiana, named Behler was researching the family.
Because my back round was Pennsylvania, I am interested.
I saw many Behlers on the list.

 

Name: Patricia Behler <pabehler@socket.net>
Date: 2012-04-14
What brought you to this page? researching Behler heritage
Which surnames are you researching? Behler
Comments:
Hello Arlean, I have been in touch wth you before and I continue to occasionally do more searching. I have attended several Pennsylvania German Heritage Society donferences. I am a member.It is now located in Kutztown, PA and affiliated with the Kutztown University.
I own a considerable number of documents that pertain to Preston A Behler, my paternal grandfather,as well as his research. I anticipate offering these to the library at the PGHS where they are developing the research library more extensively. I wonder if you have had time to do any more research recently. I would like to be in touch with Ckindy Behler-Erdek if possible. Thak you for your extensive research and fine web site.

 

Name: Robert Elyea <r.elyea@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-03-12
What brought you to this page? Ancestors
Which surnames are you researching? Reagle
Comments:
I sent an email to Arlean. I wanted to inform her that the Reagle-Riegel-Riegell-Reigle family, spelled many various ways as are most family names in history, has a very honored member. Daniel P. Reigle, Feb 19, 1841-Mar 19, 1917 received the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR for bravery in the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Va on Oct 19, 1864 in the Civil War. For this act he was promoted to Seargeant of Company F, 87th Pa. Infantry.
 

Name: Deborah Sweet Hayes <allgracey@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-03
What brought you to this page? Checking for Emerich family info.
Which surnames are you researching? Emerich, Holzer
Comments:
Reading and ... re-reading your information has brought many a smile to my face tonight. Thanks for your tireless effort to lay out the records in such an organized manner.
 

Name: Sandy <Remark928@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-25
What brought you to this page? Looking for info on Simon Dorffler
Which surnames are you researching? Zettlemoyer, Dorffler, Kramer
Comments:
I have been reseaching my Kramers, from Pottsville area. They married into the Zettlemoyers. I have found many people that have info on Simon Dorffler but I can't seem to find where there info came from. It's a small world,I have some first cousin that live in Orwigburg, the Schappell's Paul and Sandy. They have helped me with my reserch too.
 

Name: Wendie McConley Capuano <wmcconley02@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-14
What brought you to this page? family history
Which surnames are you researching? paul and leymeister
Comments:
Very interesting reading. Hilda Paul Leymeister was my grandmother. My mother is Helen Leymeister McConley.
 

Name: Rachel Davies <daviesdaisies@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-03
What brought you to this page? pennsylvania dutch art motifs
Which surnames are you researching? none, though I am a Stilger
Comments:
I love the art of the Pennsylvania Dutch; so I was thrilled to discover that it is actually a German ancestry. My great-grandfather was brought to America between the world wars as a child. They didn't settle in Pennsylvania, but it's comforting to discover that my affinity for this style of art actually ties in with my German heritage. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. May I copy some of the hex designs for my own personal use - such as painting on the ladderback chairs, or plates?
 

Name: JHFleck <wfld_JHfleck@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-11-23
What brought you to this page? your profile @ ancestry.com & Lau Family Tree
Which surnames are you researching? Powell - Lucas
Comments:

It's just so interesting to see all the different relationships and the different spellings of surnames!!


 

Name: Janelle Scollard <jmscollard@aol.com>
Date: 2010-07-03
What brought you to this page? my bf says I need hex signs on my house
Which surnames are you researching? Scollard
Comments:
If you have a catalog, please mail one to 708 Irwin St, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508. Thank you!
 

Name: Susan <catfan54@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-29
What brought you to this page? looking for patterns for punched tin
Which surnames are you researching? none
Comments:
I was looking for Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch patterns for a punched tin plate.
 

Name: Patricia Alice Behler <pabehler@socket.net>
Date: 2010-02-15
What brought you to this page? continuing research on the Behler family history
Which surnames are you researching? Behler, Fetherolf
Comments:
I was in contact with you at an earlier time.You mentioned that your sister Bonnie had information about Gideon Behler in Holden Kansas; I also have information and have visited his grave site. I have been doing random searching since that time and have discovered some more information.

I am also trying to decide when I can locate family records and memorabilia of the Behler family, gong back to Conrad Behler, who arrived in the 1700s from Germany to PA. Additional information about his family line was done by my grandfather Preston Alburtis Behler, Allentown PA.

I located your message board and am sending several e-mails to persons who have indicated an interst in the Behler line.

I would like to but am unable to find out how to enter a message on the Board. Perhaps a friend here in Missouri can help me do that.
Best, Patricia Behler

 

Name: Charlie <imvoting4bush@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-01-30
What brought you to this page? Looking for Church/Cemetary
Which surnames are you researching? Rissmiller/Kunkel/Grogg
Comments:
Im looking for more picture of the church and cemetary...
Please feel free to email me...
Thankyou and God Bless..

 

Name: Lorretta derr <lorrettaderr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-31
What brought you to this page? search for double rooster's meaning
Comments:
I am a Mormon raised in Pa. dutch country by my German parents,Herbert Otto Derr and Hildegard Gertrud Boettcher. I've traced their lines back to 1500's in Germany and former East Prussia and Poland. Have an old double rooster hex sign and wanted to know its' meaning.










 

Name: robert L. boyer <robboy@safe-mail.net>
Date: 2009-11-11
What brought you to this page? one world tree
Which surnames are you researching? boyer/beyer
Comments:
thank you for such a helpful site.god bless
 

Name: Tanya L Zarow <TLZaroff@AOL.com>
Date: 2009-10-03
What brought you to this page? tracing Samuel B McMillen
Which surnames are you researching? McMillen, Whysong, Settlemyre, Imler
Comments:
Mary J Settlemyer -mother of Samuel Bell McMillen-my grandfather Raymond's father. I was never sure of his (pap's)father's name, but I assumed it was John. You say John Arthur McMillen. I believe Arthur was the name of one of John's son's who died very young. I have to look, but I think I took a picture of the tombstone two years ago at Benshoff Hill Cemetary. John's oldest son Carl had two children-a son and a daughter. The daughter-Katherine (Kitty Lou McMillen) has some very old photos, but of course we don't know who they are of. She however would like to know where she came from before her time expires, so I keep digging. Thanks for the info-it gets me a little farther.
Tanya

 

Name: Jacquelyn (Rieth) Jiacoletti <rjstg@msn.com>
Date: 2009-05-31
What brought you to this page? Rootsweb.com website
Which surnames are you researching? Rieth-Reed-Riedt/Huff
Comments:
My great-great grandmother was Elizabeth Bowen, wife of John Jacob Rieth.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Elijah Bowen and Catharine Fermanis; I have no further information regarding her mother Catharine.

It is speculation on my part that Catharine's surname was spelled "Fermanis" (as other spellings have been noted)

Any information you may have would be most appreciated.
Jacquelyn Kay (Rieth) Jiacoletti
St. George, Utah

 

Name: Sherri <billieyank6165@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-23
What brought you to this page? genealogy
Which surnames are you researching? dallao
Comments:
hello - researching Dallao family from that area, decendants/relatives of Emilio & Catherine....any help appreciated, thanks!
 

Name: Susan Perong <sperong@aol.com>
Date: 2009-05-07
What brought you to this page? Reviewing ancestry information
Which surnames are you researching? Wyant
Comments:
I was looking at information you posted on Maria Polly Wyant born in 1802 who was likely the daughter of my gggggrandparents David and Barbara Wyant. I an connected through son Fredrick Wyant who married Eva Robenolt in Fairfield County and moved to Seneca County about 1836. I believe that I have located information that Frederick Wyant moved from West Penn Township Northampton as I have found both Peter Robenolt and David wyant in the census from the West Penn township. Even today this is a very unpopulated area with few records and the land is poor.

The area is now a part of Schyulkill County PA thus this meets information provided from Maria Barbara Maria Polly's sister who married a Thrush. To add to the mystery I did locate an early deed for a Jacob Wyant 1806 in Fairfield that may have been David's brother or cousin. I think it is likely that Jacob moved but he may have died there leaving issue.

In addition I have also located information that David served in a unit from Weisenburg Township of Northampton County during the Rev War and was part of the Long Island fight. In addition I have located information on three Wegant/Wyant/Wiant families living in Weisenburg during the 1850s including Frederick and Anna Dorthea, Nicholas and Wilhelm. These names come from the Rev. Schumacher records of the Allemengel church in nearby Berks County. Schumacher noted they were from either Weisenburg or neighboring Lynn County. Frederick first appears in the nearby Allemangel records in 1758 with the birth of a daughter and a likely son Jacob is confirmed in 1762 by Rev. Schumacher who apparently lived and farmed in Weisenburg. There was also a Jacob Wegant from the Salisbury church that was about 20 miles away. This represents four adult Wegant/Wyant families having children in the 1750s that were not noted in the New Goshenhoppen Church records.

If this is your line, I thought you might wish to know

Susan

 

Name: Carol Gerhard Fylypczuk <Mselpaso1@aol.com>
Date: 2009-03-21
What brought you to this page? Looking up Ancesters
Which surnames are you researching? Gerhard
Comments:
Looking up Ancesters for the Gerhard's Arthur, Son of Allen W. Gerhard and Harriet Agnew Bittner.
 

Name: Keith Felker <spinnersdoitright@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-08
Which surnames are you researching? Felker
Comments:
I was looking up the John H Felker. I believe he was my grandfathers brother. Albert H. Felker Jr. He was married to
Bessie J. Stalnaker. My mother is Betty Gean Felker.My parents
both had the same last name when they married, It is however
two different Felker families ,I believe my father's family is out of Kentucky
Sincerely
Keith Felker



 

Name: Alice Renninger Glasco <martinglasco@cox.net>
Date: 2008-03-29
What brought you to this page? Family Tree Research
Which surnames are you researching? Reed/Ried/Rieth
Comments:
Wow! What a wealth of information! My Grandmother was Laura Lizzie Reed of Womelsdorf & Bernville, PA(Daughter of Emmanuel Reed/Son of Joel Reed.)

I have put together that side of the tree from a book that my grandmother left me.

Wonderful to share your site!
Alice

 

Name: Tom Lau <talau85@woh.rr.com>
Date: 2008-03-24
What brought you to this page? Known about it for some time
Which surnames are you researching? Powell, George, Best, Lau, Hunt, Sperow, Jenssen, Tansey, Moran, Radabaugh, Tussing, Crowley, Schaefer
Comments:
Hi Arlean,

Would you like to view the Lau Family Tree on Ancestry? I may have some Powell information you do not have. The past few years I've been continually working on it and have been to the library many times getting obituaries.

Haven't talked to you in awhile and I hope to hear from you soon. BTW, Happy Birthday on Friday.

Tom

 

Name: Norma Wilkerson <normawilkerson@msn.com>
Date: 2008-02-11
What brought you to this page? Exploring History of Woodburn, Oregon founder
Which surnames are you researching? Jesse Settlemier
Comments:
Thank you very much for your information.
 

Name: Barbara Nunnemacher <macooner@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2007-12-16
What brought you to this page? research for DAR on Zettlemoyer family
Which surnames are you researching? Zettlemoyer, Kutz, Druckenmiller
Comments:
If you can be of any assistance I would greatly appreciate it. In searching my grandfather Herbert A Zettlemoyer I arrived at your page He was the son of Franklin Joel Zettlemoyer and Annie Rose Kutz Zettlemoyer . His oarents are John and Helena (Lewers) Zettlemeyer. Ii look forward to hearing from you.
Barbara

 

Name: Barbara Nunnemacher <macooner@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2007-10-20
What brought you to this page? My ancestry
Which surnames are you researching? Kutz
Comments:
Hi - I am trying to find the ancestors for annie Rose Kutz. She was married to joel Kutz and they were tthe parents of my grandfather Herbert Zettlemoyer. I am doing this research to get my papers for the DAR. If yo can help in any way it would be wonderful.
Thank you,
Barbara

 

Name: Janice (Riegel )Henry <erjant63@msn.com>
Date: 2007-08-05
What brought you to this page? roots web site
Which surnames are you researching? Riegel ,Stoyer Henry ,Lutz Losch
Comments:
The infomation you have on the Riegel's is of great interest to me
 

Name: Janis Doyle <JANDKDOYLE@COX.NET>
Date: 2007-08-05
What brought you to this page? Looking for Distilfink Art to Purchase
Which surnames are you researching? Harter
Comments:
My father was a Pennsylvania Dutch farmer at one time. His parents farm was in the Leigh County, Slatington area. His Mother's name was Schneck. Schnecksville was her families town.
 

Name: Katie Tennstedt <ktenn81@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-25
What brought you to this page? Ancestry
Which surnames are you researching? Getz
Comments:
You've got a great site and a wonderful family!

John Getz was my gr-grandmother's uncle and I have pictures of him if anyone is interested and I also have his death certificate.

 

Name: Debbie Baker <dendebbaker@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-07-04
What brought you to this page? ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Ditzler, Babcock, etc.
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Guy Elon Ditzler, son of Celia Babcock and Elias Ditzler. My Grandmother, Mary Ditzler (Cramer) kept extensive records of mainly her mother Celia's side of the family. We have letters from Guy's brother, Hugh and sisters Helen (Ione) and Wenonah while they lived in Europe for a year around 1897. I recently returned from a family research trip to Naperville, IL where I saw some of Hannah Ditzler's diaries, etc. Quite interesting. Love to hear form you.
 

Name: Jim Murphy <jmurph413@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-06-29
What brought you to this page? research
Which surnames are you researching? Emerich
Comments:
Wow, what a find!! I am doing my wife's genealogy (she's an Emerich). Your page picks up where my info ended. I appreciate that you posted all your info. This has been unbelievable help!! Thanks much!! Currently living Langhorne, PA, formerly from Schuylkill County with most relations still in Pottsville/Sch. Haven area.


 

Name: LaVerne Boyer Lindsey <drlblindsey@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-26
What brought you to this page? genealogy research
Which surnames are you researching? Boyer
Comments:
I am looking for a female ancestor named Mary Ann Boyer, who was reared in West Beaver Twp., Union now Snyder Co., PA, by her mother Susannah Bilger Boyer, her second husband Phillip Mitchell. Mary Ann's father was named Samuel Boyer, who died in Middleburg, Snyder Co., PA.

I have found Mary Ann's brothers Jesse and Michael. Jesse was my Great Grandfather. Michael lived single with his half-brother Amos Edward Mitchell in Beaver Springs all his life. I'm sure Mary Ann married, thus falling off the census records, etc., in an identifiable manner. Or, she may have died, since she lived with her mother and step-father until his death and then lived with her half- brother at least until age 26.

If you can help me find Mary Ann, about 2000 Boyers in Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas will be absolutely thrilled. She is the last of "The Pennsylvanians", as we refer to our beloveds, remaining to be located and researched. Our greatest dread is that we will not find her and will not, therefore, know about an entire line of cousins who might be her descendants. We are about to have a grand jubilee celebrating our 150th anniversary of the family's settlement in Mississippi. A state historical marker will be installed. A book will be published. We want everybody to be included and to help us celebrate.

Thank you so much for any help you can give.

 

Name: Bruce P Alexy <brucealexy@triad.rr.com>
Date: 2007-06-23
What brought you to this page? Search for Behler family in Budd Lake, NJ
Which surnames are you researching? Behler, Hoffman
Comments:
Hi Arlean,

I dated your Aunt Mildred's daughter, Joann, back in the 1957-1963 time frame. I've recently found her again. I was surfing the web to research The Behler family in Budd Lake and discovered your site. It was great to be able to find information from the time I spent there and about the family.

I'll contct you privately, but I wanted to be sure to post to your guestbook. Thanks for a wonderful website and for all the information.

Bruce Alexy

 

Name: Joanne Brentari <AuntJoanne6@aol.com>
Date: 2007-05-03
What brought you to this page? Researching family
Which surnames are you researching? Deibert
Comments:
Hi Arlean,
Greetings from your cousin!!! I'm so impressed by the information that you have on the Deibert family tree, and your web site is so well organized and informative.

George Michael and Anna Katherine Deibert are my 6th great grandparents. I live about an hour from Orwigsburg and I have visited the Zion Red Church Cemetery and there are no markers there for Michael and Anna or Michael and Elizabeth Deibert. I know that they are buried at that cemetery and I'm sure that there were markers there at one time. I visited the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Orwigsburg and I found stones replacing the original stones....written in German...for Christian and Elizabeth Deibert (my 4th great grandparents) and Joseph and Elizabeth Deibert (my 3rd great grandparents). My remaining Deibert relatives are buried in the German Protestant Cemetery in Mahanoy Township and I have visited their graves.

I would love to know where the Deiberts are buried at the Zion Red Church Cemetery so I can honor them with a flower this Memorial Day. I visited the Orwigburg Historical Society last week but the woman there couldn't help me. I am going to write a letter to the church requesting information.

Thanks so much for the information provided on your web site and the family tree.

Joanne




































 

Name: Virginia Kelly <vakelly@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-04-18
What brought you to this page? ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Whetstone
Comments:
My g.g.g.grandfather was Capt. Jacob Whetstone. His son Jacob is my ancestor, his son was Josweph E. Whetstone and his son was my grandfather Joseph Hampton Whetstone.I have done a lot of research on this family. Whom did you decend from. Was it Soloman, I would love to know. Regards, Virginia
 

Name: Charon Baldwin <baldwins@shentel.net>
Date: 2007-04-15
What brought you to this page? research on Catherine Powell
Which surnames are you researching? Powell and her ancestors
Comments:
Thanks so much for your help! I have looked for Catherine and her family for years and appreciate the break-thru info! :)
 

Name: Nelson Ted Smith <smithtedsm@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-18
What brought you to this page? Research at Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Dibert, Cretzinger, Huntzinger
Comments:
One of Anna Maria Deibert's brother, Christopher when to Washington County, Maryland. One of his son's John Dibert married Mary Elizabeth Cretzinger. They came to Champaign County, Ohio sometime after the 1810 census, purchased land in 1813 and 1817 in Ohio, in the area that became Clark County, Ohio. My mother's maiden name was Dibert and she is direct descendant of John Dibert. I am currently president of Clark and Champaign County Gen Soc and have extensive file with descendants of many early pioneers and settlers of both counties. You certainly have a good research product. Continue good work. Nelson Ted Smith
 

Name: Delilah <delilahclausen@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-03
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? McIntosh/Bechtle/Johnson/Messenger/Messmore
Comments:
I'm trying to find the parents of John Og McIntosh born in Scotland. I've found where many have listed a man who's birth date is after John Og's birth. Is this a typo? If not it can't be his father. Thanks for any help straightening this out for me.
 

Name: Otis Winkelman <otistwodogs@mchsi.com>
Date: 2007-01-02
What brought you to this page? Family Tree
Which surnames are you researching? Winkelman, Riegel, Robinson,Arnold
Comments:
Looking for info about Jacob Winkleman b. in PA. 1807
 

Name: Connie Meadows <meadowskc@yahooo.com>
Date: 2007-01-01
What brought you to this page? Thomas Jefferson Carriger
Which surnames are you researching? Carriger/Brown McClure
Comments:
Susan C.Carriger Brown McClure is my Great Grandmother.She married Elisha McClure their son James McClure is my Great GrandFarther through his son Russell McClure and his daughter Peggy McClure Taylor,so was lookin for information on her and her family.Haven't looked at your sight but hoping it will help.If not I am sure I will still enjoy it.Thanks for making it for researchers like my self.

Connie Taylor Meadows

 

Name: Tom DeYoung Jr <tomdeyoung@cox.net>
Date: 2007-01-01
What brought you to this page? My grandfather
Which surnames are you researching? Donat
Comments:
Charles Martin Donat is my Grandfather. It was great to look at the tree. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
 

Name: Bob Moyer <mogoh2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-28
What brought you to this page? search
Which surnames are you researching? Moyer
Comments:
I am a decendent of Lydia Donat and Mathias Moyer. Through Samuel, then Charles, then Thomas. Still looking for leads on where in Germany Mathias was born.

 

Name: Charles J. Autrey, Jr. <cjautrey@burke.k12.nc.us>
Date: 2006-12-14
What brought you to this page? Looking up family information
Which surnames are you researching? Denton
Comments:
My grandmother was Vassie Lee Denton. She was born in the Connelly Springs community, Burke County, western NC, March 2, 1918. Her parents were Wade Hampton Denton and Mary Alice Settlemeyer. I would be happy to send you information about my family.

I am amazed to learn that I have relatives with ties to the Pennsylvania Dutch. Please send me any information you may have.

 

Name: Bob Grooms <grooms5@aol.com>
Date: 2006-11-27
What brought you to this page? listing on Ancestry.com-David and Malinda Settlemire
Which surnames are you researching? Settlemire and Lail
Comments:
David and Malinda Settlemire were my 3rd great grandparents. I am look for more information on my Lail ancestry. Thank you. Bob Grooms
 

Name: Diane Brown <faust_foust@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-02
What brought you to this page? Search of Harvey Faust's name
Which surnames are you researching? Faust
Comments:
I was doing a search of my mother's name and came across this website. I remember as a child, going to some family reunions in Weatherly. Before we went to the reunion, they held some type of service at St. Matthew's church. I am a descendent of John Faust, and Elizabeth Bachert.
 

Name: Marie Eckard <EckardFam@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-25
What brought you to this page? Name search hit at Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Eckards and assoc families
Comments:
Hi, LOVE the website!!! Beautiful job.

I got to your page via Ancestry .com while searching the Eckard (var. spl) family. The hit for you came through Sadie Beatrice BEARD EKARD who married John Allen EKARD and is buried at St. Stephen's in Hickory, NC.

May I ask how your family links to these 2 people?

Also, I have a photo of her marker, her husband's and in-laws. Would you like to have a copy?

Thanks,
Marie Eckard
f/ Wm. D. Eckard (b. 1950)

 

Name: Joanne <AuntJoanne6@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-15
What brought you to this page? Researching the Deibert (Dauber) family
Which surnames are you researching? Deibert, Dauber
Comments:
My gggrandfather was Francis Deibert and he lived in Mahanoy City, PA, which is close to Orwigsburg. I happened upon your site when I found Catherina Dorothea Dauber who was a child of George Michael and Anna Catherina (Uble) and whose name I didn't have as part of the family. Francis was born in 1843, and I have been unable to determine his line. I believe that he came from the Dauber family in Orwigsburg, but I have been unable to find his father's name. Michael and Catherina brought 3 sons with them to America, Michael, Christopher, and William, and they fought in the Revolutionary War. I would love to know which brother is my ancestor and I plan to visit Orwigsburg this summer. I have quite a bit of information on the Dauber family and you can contact me if you are interested in sharing.
Joanne

 

Name: May Greenough Yates <starmayb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-05
What brought you to this page? family tree
Which surnames are you researching? Ebeling
Comments:
Maria Barbara Ebeling was married to Wilhelm Wildermuth. They are my g.g.g.g.g.g. grandparents. My Grandmother was Lillie Ida Dutcher Greenough.
 

Name: Kevin Lajiness <KevinLaj@GMail.com>
Date: 2006-06-30
What brought you to this page? Powell Update
Which surnames are you researching? Powell,Rauenzahn,Bond,Cambell,Keeran,Nusbaum
Comments:
I left MI some 28 years ago I've been in NJ 24 of those years where I live Sober and free with my wife and Kids. But I've always felt like a "Man with no Country",Partly because I am not from here.Until I started to research my Mothers(Beatrice Bach b Ohio) Maternal ancestors Keeran,Bond,Fetters,Phillips,Powell. Elizabeth Powell b. May 10 1784 in Berks Co., PA was my Grt,Grt,Grt,Grt Gandmother in a Direct maternal Ancestry. Her Father Was Phillip Powell b 1743 in Lancaster,PA And his father Was John Powell of NJ b. 1717 most certainly welsh and probably a Quaker Not far from were I live now in Atlantic county in fact his father is reported to be William Powell a Ferry boat Proprietor on the scuykill River,right where my kids race crew boats (Fairmont Park ? (Spelling)Near Boat house Row). From Brecon Wales. He was one of the Early settlers of founders of the welsh tract. Now I feel like I'm At Home. Thanks for your work

Kevin Lajiness




 

Name: Janice(Riegel )Henry <erjant63@msn.com>
Date: 2006-06-24
Which surnames are you researching? Riegel, Heinrich,Lutz Stoyer, Losch
Comments:
My direct descendant on the Riegel is Matthias.
Janice Henry

 

Name: Connie Reagles <cscantiques@socket.net>
Date: 2006-06-15
What brought you to this page? Ancestry
Which surnames are you researching? Reagles, Reigel, Riegle,etc
Comments:
Please email me at cscantiques@socket.net
 

Name: Ingelore Frank <IngeloreF@t-online.de>
Date: 2006-04-30
What brought you to this page? searching Beilstein Hessen Nassau
Which surnames are you researching? Georg Neuss
Comments:
Hallo,
Mr. Georg Neuss is born in Haan Beilstein Prussia.
The right address is: Haiern Beilstein Hessen-Nassau.

The village Haiern and Beilstein in this time there was two little villages near together. Since 1934 they have only the name: Beilstein, country: Hessen, Germany.
For more information Church-books and so on,
please contact Mr. Gerd Schwarz, town Wiesbaden, Germany
email: gerdsche(ät)yahoo.com
I´m born in Beilstein, and I also search for other names,
he will help me

 

Name: Sandy Mummert <mostlywelsh@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-17
What brought you to this page? Behler
Which surnames are you researching? Behler Dreisbach
Comments:
My gg grandmother's brother Henry Dreisbach married Alvesta Behler and lived in the East Brunswick/New Ringgold area. Someone had written on a message board that they wanted info on Henry's father, but I misplaced the note.
 

Name: Virginia Minnick Lee <valee@webtv.net>
Date: 2006-03-04
What brought you to this page? loooking for info/Catherine Rieth
Which surnames are you researching? Minnick, Rieth. Shade
Comments:
I read in several places on the internet that Catherine Rieth (who married Henry Minnick in 1765) died April 30 1791. I have never seen where she died or any source for this information. Henry Minnick died in 1805 Franklin Co PA. I have a copy of his will written in 1805 and he mentions wife, Catherine, as if she is still living. Any information on this?
 

Name: Linda Paul <adnil1983@lycos.nl>
Date: 2006-02-28
What brought you to this page? google.com
Comments:
Just wanted to say hi, it is funny to see people living with the same surname in other countries. I am living in the Netherlands, there are about 500 families in the netherlands now with that name. You can check on http://www.familienaam.nl/ just type in the name Paul in the bar left above and click on zoek (means Find, the darker the color, the more people with the name Paul are living in that part of holland. <br>Greetings Linda Paul
 

Name: susan doyle <ssuincpm@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-17
What brought you to this page? lyman emerich
Comments:
came upon Lyman Emerich first husband of my grandmother Gussie Luckenbill. He was known as Frederick Lyman Emerich and was injured in a train accident and died. I have his (I think) baptismal certificate in German and best I can make out is Joshua Emerich, Fyetta Gruber 26th September 1873 South Manheim Township Schuylkill Co PA FREDERICK LYMAN 1ST February 1874, R.M. Jacoby (Pastor?) Have more info to share.
 

Name: Jeanie <jeansroots@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-10
What brought you to this page? google
Which surnames are you researching? MOYER DONAT TRIMBLE
Comments:
Hi ALL,
My TRIMBLE family is descended form Mathias MOYER AND Lydia DONAT.
I have a death certificate for her dau Mary Ann that list her name as Susan. It confused me as she list her name in the census record as Lydia.
I have been looking for them in the 1850 census record.
Do you happen to know what township they were in in 1850.
In 1860 they were in the Bazetta township.
Mary Ann MOYER married James A TRIMBLE and that is the family we from which we descend.
Anything you you have on this family will be greatly appreciated.



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Name: Bob Moyer <Mogoh64@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-20
What brought you to this page? Mathias Moyer
Which surnames are you researching? Moyer,Donat, Sahli,Collins
Comments:
I am a decedent of Mathias Moyer & Lydia Donat. I ran across the marriage and have obtained pages from the Donat family history document.
I have not been able to find any information on their marrage or where Mathias lived before he moved to T"rumbul County Ohio.




Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE<3 Genealogy Detective

 

Name: Elise Oberdorf <eliseo@k-online.com>
Date: 2005-12-04
What brought you to this page? research paper on hex symbols of the PA Dutch
Which surnames are you researching? Hess and Wilcox
Comments:
I would like to know more about my Dutch heritage. I am Penn. Dutch and Lenape Indian that's all I know. My fathers side of the family Oberdorf is from Nanticote Pa. and my Mothers people are from Conshohocken
 

Name: bill petry <judynbill@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-24
What brought you to this page? Emanuel Fermanis
Which surnames are you researching? Tuchscherer
Comments:
Hi, I have come across a relationship in the 1930 Census with Emanuel C Fermanis as nephew to Louise Tuchscherer in Pittsburgh PA.
Louise's dad was Michael Tuchscherer from CLimbach, Alsace, France. I have considerable info on him & family. I still need to verify the Tuchscherer-Fermanis connection.

Let me know if you can help

-Bill Petry

 

Name: Ger Agrey-Thatcher <druidoso@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-05
What brought you to this page? An Internet Search
Which surnames are you researching? n/a I'm seeking permission
Comments:
I have already sent emails; therefore, if this is a duplicate, ignore. However, the last time I tried, they bounced. Thus, here is the text of the email I sent:


Dear Arlean Fermanis:



I have collected an anthology of writings from Biblical times to the present day which I have titled Love Without Ceasing, from a passage in a book by Christian D. Larson The Ideal Made Real (1903). I found your website during a search, and found your illustrations and explanations exactly matched my intention for this volume.



May I have your permission to use your Double Trinity Tulips as a cover design for my book, along with your explanation of it? I will provide acknowledgement and lead readers to your website.



I have attached a copy of the book, as well as including the Introduction and Author’s Note with the text of this email.



If my request is agreeable to you, please feel free to make whatever changes or additions you consider appropriate.



Thank you.



Sincerely,



Ger Agrey-Thatcher



Cover Art by Arlean Behler Fermanis. Her website is http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~aferm/pennsylvania/hex.htm



Introduction and Author’s Note

The popular name for the design on the cover and title page of this book is a ‘hex’. The true meaning of ‘hex’ is a six-element figure, like a hexagon. In the collective mind, the term also means ‘spell’ or ‘charm’, which comes from witchcraft. However, these ‘hexes’ are called ‘prayer pictures’ by the Pennsylvania Dutch artists who paint them on their barns, furniture, wedding chests and dinnerware. Each motif and color is taken from scripture, so that the sacred symbols combine to form a visual biblical verse or prayer. These ‘hexes’ are painted on everyday things to keep them in mind constantly. It is their way, say the Pennsylvania Dutch that they ‘pray without ceasing’.

The title of this volume is taken from The Ideal Made Real, published in 1903, by Christian D. Larson, a pioneer of Christian metaphysics. The passage reads:



The man who loves the whole world with heart and soul, and loves without ceasing is doing far more for the race than he who endows universities, and will receive a far greater reward.



But let us remember the others who have taken the message to heart:

“Ye have heard it saidö, He said, “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I say unto thee. Return good for evil.ö

Later, Gandhi would chide, “When an eye for an eye is the law of the land, the whole nation is blind.ö

“You cannot confront evil directly,ö says an older Taoist text, “for it will seek weapons to defeat you. The only way to conquer evil is through unrelenting perseverance in the good.ö

A martial arts master taught, “Unless you conquer yourself first, you will face two enemies when you go into battle.ö

Every war is a holy war, because the conflict arises from within first.

Muhammad himself said: “The best jihad is one who strives against his own self for Allah, the Mighty and Majestic.ö

What if there is no good and evil, right or wrong, but only Love as Unity?

It is to the Pennsylvania Dutch and Christian D. Larson that I owe the inspiration for this collection, and it to all who love that I dedicate this book.

I have altered some selections in form only, by rendering I Corinthians 13, some prose by Jacob Boehme and the Song of Songs into verse. To my ear, it is the rhythm that sounds in the mind. I pray that I have added a new melody to the original author’s intent, and clarity for the reader.



Ger Agrey-Thatcher

Ruidoso, New Mexico 2005



Note: The cover artist, Arlean Fermanis’ explanation of the hex is as follows:



Double Trinity Tulips



The stylized tulip with its three petals is a dominate feature in Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. It is referred to as the Trinity Tulip and it symbolizes the Trinity as well as faith, hope and charity. The heart in this sign (as well as other Pennsylvania German folk art) is not the heart of sentimental ‘Victorian’ valentines. Rather, it is religious in its representation of the heart of God, the source of all love and hope for a future life. The colors in this are heart are used to give them additional meaning. Red symbolizes strong emotion and blue is used to symbolize strength, especially spiritual strength. The white background symbolizes purity, and the solid black circle represents unity in Christ.

 

Name: Shirley Hooker <cardinal201@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-10-01
What brought you to this page? Albert Knecht Detwiller
Which surnames are you researching? Detwiller/Dettwiler
Comments:
Isaac Detwiller of Langenbruck, Switzerland is my family tree. Isaac, Claus,Hans,Gilg,Henry,Henry.
Henry and Verena Jenny their son John born 7 Feb 1810 is my greatgrandfather.

 

Name: Melvin Jordan <mmjordan@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-08-31
What brought you to this page? Genealogy research
Which surnames are you researching? Shafer
Comments:
I see that you have Hanson Shafer and Laura Chitwood on your web Page. I married Sharon K Shafer, their Grand Daughter. I'm searching for Shafer descendants and living cousin's to try and gather more information on Hanson Shafer and the Shafer line.

Your Web page is very well done.

 

Name: cousin cindy <behlercindy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-09
Comments:
beautifully done. I'm proud to be a part of this family.
 

Name: Joshua Dawalt <joshdawalt@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-08-07
What brought you to this page? searching ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Dawalt, Dewald, Dewalt
Comments:
Thanks for all your hard work. The internet has made this a much easier and timeless endeavor, and your work just adds to that.
 

Name: Karen Travis <travsplc2@cox.net>
Date: 2005-07-27
What brought you to this page? Arlean told me about it.
Which surnames are you researching? Shaffer, Tressler, Strong, Lenwell,Sense, Zimmerman,
Comments:
You have a great website, very well put together. The way you put the pictures in with the short stories makes your relatives lives more real to someone who never knew them.

Thanks for sharing.

Karen Travis
Tucson, Arizona

 

Name: Otis N. Winkelman <otistwodogs@mchsi.com>
Date: 2005-06-28
What brought you to this page? looking for Winkelman info
Which surnames are you researching? Winkelman & Riegel
Comments:
I'm looking for info about Barbara Riegle married Jacob Winkelman
 

Name: Debi Buis <Debracadabra13@msn.com>
Date: 2005-06-12
What brought you to this page? Ghaster tree to Sarah Powell
Which surnames are you researching? Ghaster, Powell
Comments:
Tho't you might like this:
858 - HISTORY OF HANCOCK COUNTY.
UNION TOWNSHIP. - 859
SOLOMON GHASTER, retired farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Mount Cory, was born in [Fairfield?] Ohio December 3l, 1827, the son of Henry and Sarah (Powell) Ghaster, former born in Germany, by trade and occupation a carpenter, mill-wright and farmer, latter a native of Ohio and of Welsh descent. Solomon Ghaster, the second in a family of six children, was reared on a farm in Fairfield County, Ohio, and his schooling was limited to forty days in an old-fashioned log schoolhouse. He chose farming for his occupation, came to this county [Hancock] in 1848, and bought 133 acres of land where he now resides. In 1852 he went to California, returning in 1855. When he commenced to improve his farm he was $500 in debt, and all he owned was his ax and clothes. To use his own words he "had a good ax and good muscle, but poor clothes," but by industry and economy he has accumulated a fair share of this world's goods. Mr. Ghaster married, in 1856, Mary, daughter of William and Sarah Fox. former a pioneer farmer of this county. Mrs. Ghaster is of German descent. Eight children have been born to this union: William H., John J., S. L., Sarah J., wife of George W. Woods; Ida May, Euphemia M., Elmer Elsworth and Charles Monroe. Mr. and Mrs. Ghaster are members of the United Brethren Church; he has been class leader and member of the quarterly conference for many years, and Sabbath-school superintendent. In politics Mr. Ghaster is a Republican. He was a member of the school board when they built the new schoolhouse. He takes an active interest in educational affairs, and has been a strong temperance man for the past twenty-six years. In early life Mr. Ghaster was a very hardy man; for example, he says he and Daniel Powell, when young men, were employed in running a saw-mill in Fairfield County, Ohio, and at one time, when business was crowding, they worked five days and four and one-half nights without sleep; he says his salary was $33.50 per year, while Mr. Powell (now a wealthy farmer in this county) received about $10 per month.
DANIEL POWELL, retired farmer, P. O. Benton Ridge, Ohio, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, May 19, 1815; son of John Phillip and Elizabeth (Raudebaugh) Powell, of German origin and natives of Pennsylvania, former a farmer and carpenter; their family consisted of fourteen children, twelve of whom grew to maturity, Daniel being the sixth. Our subject was reared on the farm and attended the common school in Fairfield County, Ohio, and has made agriculture the business of his life. He came to Hancock County in 1844, and settled in Union Township. on the farm where he now resides. As a farmer he has been successful, owning now 240 acres of land. Most of Mr., Powell's life has been devoted to hard labor; he has worked all day and all night, when business was crowding, in the saw-mill in Fairfield County, Ohio. In 1840 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Ranch, daughter of John Ranch, and fourteen children were born of this union: Emanuel, a farmer; Mary Ann, wife of A. Foltz; John H., a telegraph operator; George W., a physician in New York State; Jonas, a farmer; Sarah J., wife of Joseph Bender; Ellen, wife of George Whisler; Hattie, wife of F. Andre; Louisa, at home; Catharine A., wife of D. Craft; W. C. V. ; Levina (deceased wife of Aaron Double); Elizabeth, and an infant (deceased). Mrs. Powell died in 1879. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. Mr. Powell is a member of same church. He has been trustee and school director. In politics he is a Democrat.

 

Name: Helen Paul Stobie <HJS2201931@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-05-10
What brought you to this page? Searching for my roots
Which surnames are you researching? Jacob Paul
Comments:
Trying to connect John Paul to be a son of Jacob Paul. I was raised in the Butler/Barry Twp. of Schuylkill and
I know the site where Jacob Paul is buried in Barry Twp. but
the name of Lucy Dillman has me blocked. The stone states he was married (2nd?/3rd? time to a S. James). Jacob was her second husband. My mother always said she thought
that Jacob was the father of John but I had to prove it,
and Lucy Dillman is blocking me. Alas,if Lucy Dillman had been in the picture when my mother was still alive she might have an answer for me. So I am stuck.

 

Name: Patti Peeney-Emerich <ONEPEENEY@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-04-20
What brought you to this page? looking for other Emerichs.
Which surnames are you researching? Emerich
Comments:
My great-great grandfather came from Germany around 1863, just trying to find out other info.
 

Name: Janet Armstrong <cedarsky2@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-08
What brought you to this page? ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? alspach/alspaugh, mckee, sodja, homes
Comments:
Thank you for creating a beautiful, interesting and educational website. I found some good information on my family roots here.
 

Name: Cindy Hapeman <moonshine@losch.net>
Date: 2005-04-08
What brought you to this page? ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Boyer
Comments:
Beautiful web site. I live in Orwigsburg; just learning that my dad's mom's family is from the area. I have a Milton Boyer married to Pauline Niece. Milton's father is Jacob Boyer born about 1828. I have found Jacob and his family (Shenandoah 1880 census, Pottsville 1860, St. Clair 1870) I am looking for any connection to your Jacob Boyer.
 

Name: Tina <knwzmom@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-03-21
What brought you to this page? Nungesser genealogy
Which surnames are you researching? Nungesser, Hoffman, Carper, Brumbaugh, etc.
Comments:
Just was doing some research. And came across this site.
 

Name: Karen Meyer <vanroyensmith>
Date: 2005-02-19
What brought you to this page? Research
Which surnames are you researching? Faust - Foust
Comments:
I have Faust ancestors that go to Hans Faust in Germany
 

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

 

Name: Gerald Reagle <greagle@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-02-01
What brought you to this page? Descended from Samuel Washington Reagle
Which surnames are you researching? Haun-McLean-Carroll-Dorn
Comments:
I just happened on this site and I believe Samuel's father John (Johannes) was married twice, 1. Eiizabeth Willey, 2. Mary Painter.
 

Name: Caroline Ford Ennis <cfordns@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-30
What brought you to this page? PA German research
Which surnames are you researching? Giltner, Taylor, Weber, Smith
Comments:
Hi,

What a beautiful website! The hex sign page is especially dear -- I ascend from a Lutheran PA German family. It is always so wonderful to find cultural/traditional information pertaining to our heritage -- so much more colorful than vital stats and census records!

Thanks for sharing your site,

Caroline Ford Ennis

 

Name: Judy Whited <nikkal@panhandle.net>
Date: 2005-01-24
What brought you to this page? Researching family history
Which surnames are you researching? Price/Stichler/Bentz/Alspach
Comments:
Sarah Bentz would be my Great-Great Grandmother. So I am very interested in any history that I find. I am looking for people that may have old photos that they can make copies of for me. I love the history.
 

Name: Ethel Fitzgerald Stark <ethel.b.stark@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-01-10
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Henry Dunkle
Comments:
top of the line job on this site. you should be very proud.
 

Name: Dave Fisher <dfisher5@columbus.rr.com>
Date: 2004-11-24
What brought you to this page? Link from Ancestor.com
Which surnames are you researching? Brinds
Comments:
You have a link for the Brinds family William Henry Brinds. He was my grandfather. I do not recognize your name and would like to know how you possibly connect up with my family.

Please respond.

 

Name: Christine Moyer <Christine_Moyer@eu.odedodea.edu>
Date: 2004-11-22
What brought you to this page? Lydia Donat info
Which surnames are you researching? Moyer, Donat, and all surnames connected to them
Comments:
You have done a super job of getting this info on the web. I am from Daniel Moyer and Sarah Jane Cook through their son James Albert Moyer and Mary Adline Ingle. Daniel and Sarah settled in Greenup, IL. James Albert and Adline settled in Dunklin County, MO, where I was born. I have documented our family extensively and have a book ready for publication. On another note, through your Faust surname, do you also have Ingle? Chris
 

Name: catherine <catherine.yoder@parsons.com>
Date: 2004-10-21
Comments:
could you please tell me if it's OK to use a few of the hex sign images or are these copyrighted?

Thank you.

 

Name: barb baker <res04lly@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-09-19
What brought you to this page? roots web search
Which surnames are you researching? Loren Grant Brown
Comments:
have some information for you -Loren Grant Brown died on 9/17/1871 his wife Hester Riegel Brown died in st. Joseph co, michigan 9/11/1894 They had 3 children Lucy jane who married a John wesley Jewell(my connection) they had a son named Oscar David Jewell who married a dora Kline they had a daughter Mildred Lenore Jewell (my grandmother) who married L.Z. Stuck she had 4 children Donald Jewell, Olin Robert, Lyle Joseph, and Dora Ann. Donald had 4 children lowell, patty , daniel and nancy- he was married to a virginia pfost(still living) my dad olin robert had 4 children Raymond joseph(deceased) Bruce Edwin, Barbara lenore(me) and David Olin- he was married to a freda patterson and both are deceased now
lyle has no children
Dora Ann has 4 children mark, brenda, susan, and sonja and she married a charles fulmer
I am looking for information on loren's son's simon and J.S. Brown and would appreciate any help with this. I know they lived in st joseph co, michigan but have nothing else to go on. have found just these 3 children in the census. i hope this helps with your research-barb

 

Name: Cindi Becker Lemkau <CBL2000@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-03
What brought you to this page? Genealogy
Which surnames are you researching? Donat - Wilson
Comments:
Hello,

I'm just beginning to organize, as well as continue the research my father and mother began years ago on the Donat surname, so I was delighted to see my family listed with yours at Ancestry.

My mother was Hazel V. Donat,the daughter of Marion and Dessie Lucinda Wilson Donat. Hazel married Wayne Meredith Becker and had two children, myself and my brother, Wayne Michael Becker.

If I can be of any assistance, please let me know and thank you for adding your research to the web.

Cindi

 

Name: Dale William Behler <dwbehler@prodigy.net>
Date: 2004-08-23
What brought you to this page? Common surname Behler
Which surnames are you researching? Behler (Bihler in Germany), Meck (Mack in Germany), Brost
Comments:
We have traced our branch of the Behler family back to Klein Eislingen, Germany. This is the village where my great grandparents, Leonhard Bihler and his wife, Anna Margarete Mack, immigrated to the U.S. with her parents in 1847. They settled first in Lykens Townshio,Crawford County,Ohio then moved to Kent County, Michigan in 1854. The farm they purchased in Kent County is still owned by a member of the Behler family. A local family researcher in Germany has traced the Bihler family in Klein Eislingen(now called Eislingen)back to the early 1700s. There are currently several individuals with the Behler surname in Kent County/Grand Rapids area of Michigan but we have not connected them all to our branch of the family. I understand that Pennsylvania has by far the most families with the Behler surname which go back into the 1700s in America. I know of one individual here in the Detroit area with the Behler name who comes originally from Chicago area but we have never been able to trace a connection between our families. Do you have any information back to Germany for your Behler ancestors? That would be the most likely connection with our family. I would be more than happy to provide you with what I have from records in Germany, Ohio and Michigan.
 

Name: Nancy L. Folker <nancyljonesfl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-19
What brought you to this page? Mildred Behler Hoffman
Comments:
Dear Arlean, Are you related to Mildred Behler Hoffman? Is you father her brother? Mildred is married to my mom's brother, Clarence(Dutch) Hoffman. I recognized the last name and called my dad to confirm. He was pretty sure about the connection; mom is in the middle of therapy for her hip replacement. What a small world! Look forward to hearing from you. Do you still live in the Orwigsburg area? We're coming up that way in August to see my cousin in Landingville. Get back to me and we can figure out how we're related on the Emrich side as well. Nancy
 

Name: Nancy L. Folker <nancyljonesfl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-19
What brought you to this page? Zettlemoyer connection
Which surnames are you researching? Geschwender, Singer, Sterner, Hoffman, Moyer
Comments:
We are probably connected through the Emerich and Zettlemoyer line. If you would like to add this to you info: Catharine(Catarina) Sittlemoyer, b. 30 Nov 1840/d. 21 Jan 1923/m. William Geschwender,b. 30 May 1835 in Baden area of Wuettemburg, Germany/d. 30 Jan 1898, both buried at Friedens Cemetary, New Ringgold, PA. They had 8 children. Catharine is listed in your Zettlemoyer list as born around 1841 which came from the Zettlemoyer history I also have. If you would like the names of the 8 children, please let me know. I think William is a brother to my gg grandmother, Louisa(Geschwender) Rauber. You can e-mail me directly at address above. Nancy
 

Name: Sue <smpeterson158@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-12
What brought you to this page? ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? reigel
Comments:
This is from my records...

Descendants of GEORGE HAAL-
======================================================================================================================
1. GEORGE HAAL-1996 (a.1765-Albany Twshp.,Berks Co,Pennsylvania d.1776)
sp: ANNA MAGDALENA UNKNOWN-1997
+-2. ANNA CATHERINE HAAL-589 (b.1770-Berks Co.,Pennsylvania d.1847)
sp: JOHANNES REIGEL-586 (b.1749-Stouchsburg,Berks Co.,PA d.1823)
+-3. JOHN HEINRICH REIGEL-577 (b.1790-Pennsylvania d.1860)
sp: JULIANNA BINGEMAN-578 (b.1790-Ruscomb Manor,Berks Co.,Pennsylvania d.1852)
+-4. JOHN B REIGEL-35 (b.1823-Union Twp,Union Co.,Pennsylvania d.1869)
sp: SARAH REPASS-36 (b.1817-Snyder Co,Pennsylvania m.1847)
|-5. LYDIA ANN REIGEL-34 (b.1849-Pennsylvania d.1927)
| sp: CYRUS LESTER HARTWICK-33 (b.1849-Pembrook,New York m.1874 d.1927)
||-6. THERESA ANN HARTWICK-11 (b.1880-Sioux Falls,South Dakota d.1979)
|| sp: GEORGE CLEMENT ROWAN-10 (b.1882-Primghar,Iowa d.1908)
|||-7. THERESA MARGUERITE ROWAN-9 (b.1904-Sioux Falls,South Dakota d.1985)
||| sp: WILLIAM SR STEEVER-4 (b.1901-Lennox,South Dakota m.1923(div) d.1956)
||||-8. WILLIAM JR STEEVER-2 (b.1933-Sioux Falls,South Dakota)
|||| sp: SIGRID WEIRICH-3 (b.1937-Germany m.1958)
|||||-9. SUSAN STEEVER-1 (b.1958-Landstuhl,W Germany)
||||| sp: Gary Donald PETERSON-25 (b.1951-St Paul,Minnesota m.1979)
||||||-10. Ryan William PETERSON-21 (b.1979-Edina,Minnesota)
||||||-10. Christopher Grant PETERSON-22 (b.1983-Edina,Minnesota)
||||||-10. Laura Nicole PETERSON-23 (b.1986-Fridley,Minnesota)
|||||+-10. Ashley Elise PETERSON-24 (b.1988-Fridley,Minnesota)
|||||-9. Brenda Joan STEEVER-19 (b.1960-Landstuhl,W Germany)
||||+-9. Mark Allan STEEVER-20 (b.1964-Lincoln,Nebraska)
|||+-8. Lavonne Mae STEEVER-28
|||-7. Maurice ROWAN-1005
|||-7. George ROWAN-1006
|| sp: Thomas HUYSER-5943 (b.1880)
|+-6. Cyrus R HARTWICK-585 (b.1876-Michigan)
|-5. Hannah C REIGEL-579 (b.1847-Union Twp,Union Co.,Pennsylvania)
|-5. John F REIGEL-580 (b.1848-Union Twp,Union Co.,Pennsylvania)
|-5. Wilson R REIGEL-581 (b.1852)
|-5. Benjamin Franklin REIGEL-582 (b.1853-Union Twp,Union Co.,Pennsylvania)
|-5. Franklin Benjamin REIGEL-583 (b.1855-Snyder Co,Pennsylvania)
+-5. Sarah REIGEL-584 (b.1858-Snyder Co,Pennsylvania)

 

Name: Rene <captaindan@charter.net>
Date: 2004-06-12
What brought you to this page? Research on 1800s quilt
Comments:
Hi Arlean...

My name is Rene and I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much your web site helped me.

I am an avid vintage quilt enthusiast and I have one here that I just could not figure out! Your website solved my mystery. It has the double headed eagle, with a heart for a body...and various birds of paradise on it. I believe the quilt to date to the 1800s. Now I know it is a true piece of the Pennsylvania Dutch, and I just wanted to say thank you!

Rene

 

Name: Delphine Jones Jackson <res0327v@gte.net>
Date: 2004-06-06
What brought you to this page? interest in family
Which surnames are you researching? Marquis
Comments:
My line is from James Marquis/Rebecca Smith, Wm. Kidd Marquis/Mary Stingley, Geo. Washington Marquis/Caroline Cox, Elizabeth Ida Marquis/Nathan L. Jones, Jesse Jones/Frances Loe.
 

Name: DJ <DJK60@MOOSE-MAIL.COM>
Date: 2004-05-20
What brought you to this page? ANCESTORY.COM
Which surnames are you researching? BOYER/DEIBERT
Comments:
Wonderful website. Very excited to see info on Orwigsburg as this is where I am stumped in the Deibert line.
 

Name: DJ <DJK60@MOOSE-MAIL.COM>
Date: 2004-05-20
What brought you to this page? ANCESTORY.COM
Which surnames are you researching? DEIBERT/BOYER
Comments:
Great site, thank you. So excited to see info on Orwigsburg. Deibert has been a wall that I have been unable to get pass. Unsure if any of your info fits but I will be checking it out.
 

Name: Patti Simpson <patandrich@softcom.net>
Date: 2004-05-18
What brought you to this page? looking for sarah riggle
Which surnames are you researching? crawford
Comments:
Levi and Sarah Crawford are my gt gt grandparents.
 

Name: Jerald (Jerry) Behler <JerryBehler@Excite.com>
Date: 2004-04-27
What brought you to this page? Just curious about our name.
Which surnames are you researching? Behler
Comments:
I grew up in Palmerton & Lehighton areas. My father (passed away in 1979), Charles was the son of Henry & Charlotte Behler of Palmerton.
I live in the Sacramento, CA. area and have two sons, Peter (28 yr.)&
Adam (23 yr.)
Peter has a son, Aiden (4 mo.)
Adam has a son, Lucas (2 yr.)
I have a brother, Charles Jr. he has a son named
Charles III (20 yr.)

 

Name: Russell Dean Long <dandalong17@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-24
What brought you to this page? Research
Which surnames are you researching? Long,Marburger, Reed, Zettlemoyer
Comments:
I was pleased to find this info, some of which I already have. But greatest stumbling block is the father of Joel Monroe Long. I believe his name is Peter but I have little else plus the facxt I am not sure of "Peter"
 

Name: Sara Cecchine <familyforest@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-03-25
What brought you to this page? link from Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Settlemyer
Comments:
Thank you for a great family history page! I was surfing for my husband's side, and then in the links to the church records I was also able to find information on my side too!

Thank's again!

 

Name: Guy & Kathy Kieb <ckkieb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-14
What brought you to this page? looked up Behler
Which surnames are you researching? Behler
Comments:
Looked up Behler and found your site, it is great to actually see the family so young in the pictures, never saw my mother in diapers!
 

Name: Susan Alexander <azthreadbear@mail2artist.com>
Date: 2004-01-01
What brought you to this page? Rootsweb.com
Which surnames are you researching? I am searching the Stoner surname
Comments:
My grandmother's maiden name was Stoner and they were from Stark County Ohio and before that Ohio. I am curious as to how you are related to them. I look forward to hearing from you.
 

Name: Virginia Creger <Vkelgreen@aol.com.>
Date: 2003-10-17
What brought you to this page? Found my uncle Rye(Darius Alspach)
Which surnames are you researching? Opp, Reed, Rank
Comments:
My grandmother was sister of Dora Opp that married Darius Alspach. I'm now almost 80 years old and have a lot of memories of this family. If interested, please E-mail me.
 

Name: robert luther boyer <vonnaboyer@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-10-12
What brought you to this page? searching for boyers
Which surnames are you researching? boyers
Comments:
ran across your page and saw boyers. this made my day. thank you so much for your information.
 

Name: Wendie Miller Wyant <wlw0407@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-07
What brought you to this page? searching
Which surnames are you researching? Bensinger
Comments:
I am a granddaughter of Elva Bensinger. This site is great!!!
 

Name: Shelly Taschler <shelly3973@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-09-27
What brought you to this page? looking for history of taschler
Which surnames are you researching? taschler and wassmer
Comments:
I would like some information on my grandmothers side of the family. her name is on your list, Doris Myrtle Taschler. I can also give you some more names for your list please feel free to email me.
Thank You
Shelly Taschler

 

Name: KINGSEZE MUGU <KINGS@MUGA.NET>
Date: 2003-09-26
Comments:
I LOVE YOUR SITE
 

Name: peggy stamm <kpstamm@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-08-05
What brought you to this page? maria reed
Which surnames are you researching? reed and taylor
Comments:
maria reed and william taylor are my gggg grandparents. they had a child george reed taylor who married sarah ramsey and their child minnie ramsey taylor married Gustavus Nicolls and they had a daughter Sarah Taylor nicolls who was married to my grandfather John barbey Hoff, and my mother is thier daughter. Thanks for another piece of the puzzle

Peg Stamm

 

Name: Betty H. Reed <bettyhreed@knology.net>
Date: 2003-07-27
What brought you to this page? Searching
Which surnames are you researching? Reed's
Comments:
You do not have Dr. Howard E. Reed and wife Betty Harvey Reed. He is the son of Earl Clarence Reed of Ohio who had 5 children. He was born 21 Feb 1919 in OH. Thank you Betty Reed
 

Name: Teresa Hubler <twhubler@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-24
What brought you to this page? Hursh line curiousity
Which surnames are you researching? Weaver/ Hursh/Miller/Ephlin
Comments:
Was interested in your family and church info and confused at the same time. I emailed you directly questioning the location of some of the churchs.
 

Name: margaret stamm <kpstamm@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-07-21
What brought you to this page? william taylor
Which surnames are you researching? taylor reed
Comments:
searching for info on minnie ramsey taylor. her parents were william taylor and sarah ramsey, william's parents were william taylor and maria reed. this is as far as i've gotten. both william's were in the iron business.

thanks
peg stamm

 

Name: Barbara Smith Ortiz <Rhubarb7136@cs.com>
Date: 2003-07-14
What brought you to this page? Leon Everett Smith
Which surnames are you researching? Smith, Alspach, Hight
Comments:
Obviously, we are relatives. Not sure exactly how we are related, but my tree goes back to peter Alspach and Anna Susan Gilbert. My father is Lester Blake Smith the son of Leon
Smith and Ethel Albright. Leon was the son of Luther Smith and Virginia Gould Hight who are listed in your tree also. I'd love to hear from you.---Barbara

 

Name: Don <dsnypop@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-06-05
What brought you to this page? research
Which surnames are you researching? France, Blizzard, Megahan, vannahan
Comments:
I am the grandson of Blanche France and Leon Blizzard. I started research about 2 months ago and find it fascinating. Of Course that puts me in the Faust line, albeit about 5 generations away. I'd love to share info about Blanche's three children and families if you'd like. And when is that reunion of Family nmembers?
 

Name: R. DeanLong <dandalong17@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-19
What brought you to this page? Long genealogy
Which surnames are you researching? Long, Zettlemeyer, Marburger, Reed
Comments:
Still searching, appreciate your site!
 

Name: Russell Dean Long <dandalong17@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-19
What brought you to this page? Searching for great-great grandfather, Joel Monroe Long
Which surnames are you researching? Long, Zettlemeyer, Marburger, Reed
Comments:
My great-grandfather, Franklin Washington Long, had 15 children including my grandfather, Elmer M. Long. The info was of great interest to me!
 

Name: Sharon Gladman <sgladman@bigfoot.com>
Date: 2003-05-03
What brought you to this page? looking for relatives
Which surnames are you researching? Behler
Comments:
Please contact me as I have additional information for the roots following Conrad Behler.
 

Name: Linda <llsllg@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-21
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Blackford
Comments:
I was searching for Osee Blackford and found your submission. This is a very nice site.
 

Name: Josie Dare <Josiesporty@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-26
Which surnames are you researching? Yeater or York
Comments:
This is the line I am looking for however I can't seem to find a way to download it from here or ancestry.com is there anyway I can get it??? PLEASE. This is my husbands family, and this is the most complete line I have found so far.
 

Name: Nancy Caudill <nancycaudill@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-03-26
What brought you to this page? rootsweb.com
Which surnames are you researching? Smart
Comments:
Hi, I found this page while trying to find my fathers ancestory. I'm still unsure of the connection..but I'll keep trying :)
 

Name: Mary Gordon <artbymeg@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-02
What brought you to this page? ancestory.com
Which surnames are you researching? Settlemyer
Comments:
I am a descendant of Henry and Sarah (Whitener) Settlemeir; interested in info you might have on the family. I have a fairly complete tree on my line would be happy to share info
 

Name: Bob Moyer <Mogoh64@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-20
What brought you to this page? Mathias Moyer
Which surnames are you researching? Moyer,Donat, Sahli,Collins
Comments:
I am a decedent of Mathias Moyer & Lydia Donat. I ran across the marriage and have obtained pages from the Donat family history document.
I have not been able to find any information on their marrage or where Mathias lived before he moved to T"rumbul County Ohio.

 

Name: M.A. Shellhammer <mic29us@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-06
What brought you to this page? Ancestray.com
Which surnames are you researching? Shellhammer, Donat,Holtzhauser,Schwilling
Comments:
Thank you for all the help you have given me in finding out a little bit about my family (or should i say our family?) If there is any information i can help with please ask. i will share any thing i have.
 

Name: Kay Freeland Chang <chingjenkay@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-12-24
What brought you to this page? looking at geneology for my grandmother-Alspach
Which surnames are you researching? Alspach, Freeland, Kidd, Nelson
Comments:
Thank you so much for sharing all you know. I was so incredibly excited to find the geneology back beyond George Alspach!
Kay F. Chang

 

Name: Mt. Olive Township Historical Society <billsohl@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-11-13
What brought you to this page? research
Which surnames are you researching? Robert Behler
Comments:
Great web page!!Our Historical Society is trying to save a mansion across the street from the Behler property and are looking for any info.
 

Name: mugu <mugu@mugu.com>
Date: 2002-11-13
What brought you to this page? www.mugu.com
Which surnames are you researching? yes
Comments:
i done reach here o guy man in africa ooooo.
 

Name: Barbara Walter <morningrose@nativeculture.zzn.com>
Date: 2002-11-09
What brought you to this page? my sister`s research from our family site
Which surnames are you researching? Teal, Naus, Stover, Chester, Bell, Clark
Comments:
This is a beautiful site. I am very interested in the history of our families not just names, so thank you very much for this wonderful site. I also have an email which is morningrose20@hotmail.com if for any other reason my web email is being upgraded, which they said would happen over the next few days.
Thank you,
Barbara Walter / Morning Rose

 

Name: Deborah Fansler <SoccerMom23Boys@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-24
What brought you to this page? Family History for Scrapbook
Which surnames are you researching? Emerich-Reed
Comments:
Hi!

Thank you for your wonderful web site! I am helping my sister research the Emerich-Reeds and look forward to learning and sharing ancestry with you!

 

Name: Nancy Cook <momtac@email.com>
Date: 2002-10-08
What brought you to this page? Found this site in Ancestry
Which surnames are you researching? Morehart
Comments:
I allso came off of Andrew Morehart ,then from John.I have been to a Morehart Family Reuion,in Ohio this year and meet some of the family.
 

Name: stacy"tink"wilson <grandmaw15@mercurylink.net>
Date: 2002-08-27
What brought you to this page? tracking leymeister family
Which surnames are you researching? leymeister,wilson
Comments:
I am the grandson of hilda paul leymeister. i am the youngest son of her daughter martha. this is a beautiful page. i was only five years old when my grandma passed away.
thought i would drop in and say hello.

 

Name: Lorraine Mattin <hedleyand muppet@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-20
What brought you to this page? the name Mattin
Which surnames are you researching? Mattin,Matten, Matton
Comments:
good site where do your Matten's originate from England or elsewhere
 

Name: John and Barbara Reed <btrjjrhome@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-05-30
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Reed, Strunk, Eckert, Knoll, Illeg,
Comments:
I (Barbara) found your home page through Ancestry.com and looked over your Reed info. John is descended from Leonard Reith who was killed in the mill in Stouchberg. It was amazing to compare your research wiht what we had handed down through the family and what we have found ourselves. We have gone to PA a couple of times. We have a photo of John S.(Stueffel) Reed, son of Christopher, and of John S's son, Reuben Eckert Reed. Reuben is in his Union CIvil War uniform. Reuben went to South Bend,Indiana, after the war, then to Helena, Arkansas. John's grandfather was born in S.Bend, and John's father was born in Helena. The only direct line not buried in Stouchberg are Reuben, John Howard, and John Jewell Reed. Reuben is buried in Helena. The other two are in Dyersburg, TN. Barbara Tucker Reed

 

Name: John and Barbara Reed <btrjjrhome@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-05-30
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Reed, Strunk, Eckert, Knoll, Illeg,
Comments:
I (Barbara) found your home page through Ancestry.com and looked over your Reed info. John is descended from Leonard Reith who was killed in the mill in Stouchberg. It was amazing to compare your research wiht what we had handed down through the family and what we have found ourselves. We have gone to PA a couple of times. We have a photo of John S.(Stueffel) Reed, son of Christopher, and of John S's son, Reuben Eckert Reed. Reuben is in his Union CIvil War uniform. Reuben went to South Bend,Indiana, after the war, then to Helena, Arkansas. John's grandfather was born in S.Bend, and John's father was born in Helena. The only direct line not buried in Stouchberg are Reuben, John Howard, and John Jewell Reed. Reuben is buried in Helena. The other two are in Dyersburg, TN.

 

Name: John and Barbara Reed <btrjjrhome@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-05-30
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Reed, Strunk, Eckert, Knoll, Illeg,
Comments:
I (Barbara) found your home page through Ancestry.com and looked over your Reed info. John is descended from Leonard Reith who was killed in the mill in Stouchberg. It was amazing to compare your research wiht what we had handed down through the family and what we have found ourselves. We have gone to PA a couple of times. We have a photo of John S.(Stueffel) Reed, son of Christopher, and of John S's son, Reuben Eckert Reed. Reuben is in his Union CIvil War uniform. Reuben went to South Bend,Indiana, after the war, then to Helena, Arkansas. John's grandfather was born in S.Bend, and John's father was born in Helena. The only direct line not buried in Stouchberg are Reuben, John Howard, and John Jewell Reed. Reuben is buried in Helena. The other two are in Dyersburg, TN.

 

Name: John and Barbara Reed <btrjjrhome@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-05-30
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Reed, Strunk, Eckert, Knoll, Illeg,
Comments:
I (Barbara) found your home page through Ancestry.com and looked over your Reed info. John is descended from Leonard Reith who was killed in the mill in Stouchberg. It was amazing to compare your research wiht what we had handed down through the family and what we have found ourselves. We have gone to PA a couple of times. We have a photo of John S.(Stueffel) Reed, son of Christopher, and of John S's son, Reuben Eckert Reed. Reuben is in his Union CIvil War uniform. Reuben went to South Bend,Indiana, after the war, then to Helena, Arkansas. John's grandfather was born in S.Bend, and John's father was born in Helena. The only direct line not buried in Stouchberg are Reuben, John Howard, and John Jewell Reed. Reuben is buried in Helena. The other two are in Dyersburg, TN.

 

Name: John and Barbara Reed <btrjjrhome@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-05-30
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Reed, Strunk, Eckert, Knoll, Illeg,
Comments:
I (Barbara) found your home page through Ancestry.com and looked over your Reed info. John is descended from Leonard Reith who was killed in the mill in Stouchberg. It was amazing to compare your research wiht what we had handed down through the family and what we have found ourselves. We have gone to PA a couple of times. We have a photo of John S.(Stueffel) Reed, son of Christopher, and of John S's son, Reuben Eckert Reed. Reuben is in his Union CIvil War uniform. Reuben went to South Bend,Indiana, after the war, then to Helena, Arkansas. John's grandfather was born in S.Bend, and John's father was born in Helena. The only direct line not buried in Stouchberg are Reuben, John Howard, and John Jewell Reed. Reuben is buried in Helena. The other two are in Dyersburg, TN.

 

Name: Nancy Cook <momtac@email.com>
Date: 2002-05-25
What brought you to this page? was looking through Globle Search for Alspach
Which surnames are you researching? Many-Borron, Corser,Cook, Morehart,Daniel
Comments:
I come all the way down from ary Alspach to Andrew Morehart,to Alice Virginia Morehart Leader, to my mothe Clareen Corser Borron, to me Nancy Borron Cook.
 

Name: Howard E and Betty H. Reed <bettyhreed@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-05-04
What brought you to this page? Search--Laura Jane Knight
Which surnames are you researching? Reed,Hedges,OConnor ,Lindsey
Comments:
Would like to know when this Reed family came to America, How and where? Thank for your help. Betty and Howaed Reed
 

Name: Ric Dice <dices1859@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-04-27
What brought you to this page? Rieth research
Which surnames are you researching? Reith, Theiss, Dice
Comments:
I tie into the Rieth line in several ways (kind of scary).
 

Name: Ric Dice <dices1859@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-04-27
What brought you to this page? Rieth research
Which surnames are you researching? Reith, Theiss, Dice
Comments:
I tie into the Rieth line in several ways (kind of scary).
 

Name: Michelle Reed Abrajano <hotdog4@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-04-16
What brought you to this page? Ancestry.com
Which surnames are you researching? Reed/Rieth
Comments:
Loved your site. My Reed line crosses into your genealogy tree. Loved your website.
Michelle

 

Name: Mary Jane (Holzer) Brown <mjbrown@gdph.state.ga.us>
Date: 2002-04-04
What brought you to this page? looking for my father's family
Which surnames are you researching? Holzer
Comments:
I found my grandparents (Eugene Lewis Holzer and Mame Bertha Wisner), my great grandparents (William Holzer and Louisa Reed), my great great grandparents (Eugene and Mary Matilda Holzer), and for the first time I have found my great great great grandparents - Wilhelm and Mary Holzer who were married in Germany in 1820.

My father is Edgar Clarence Holzer (Dutch) and was born and raised in Orwigsburg. He was one of nine children. He and his twin brother came to Atlanta during their stint in the military in the 1950's. He met my mom here and the rest is history - he never went back north. We now have three generations of Holzers living in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

 

Name: C Behler <mamamiaTCHR@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-26
What brought you to this page? My last name
Which surnames are you researching? behler
Comments:
Just saying hi to everyone !!!!
 

Name: Chris <okchris@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-10
What brought you to this page? world connect for Samantha Huff DAVIS
Which surnames are you researching? DAVIS - ALSPACH - ALSPAW - TUCKER
Comments:
Samantha was my great great grandmother. Just looking for her mother and TUCKER info.
 

Name: Sherri Rhoy Lenz <boundersal2@netzero.net>
Date: 2002-03-07
What brought you to this page? searching for Faust/Foust family
Which surnames are you researching? Faust/Foust for starters
Comments:
I found your Faust Tree on Ancestry.com search. Delighted to see so much data. A wonderful lot of work you've done! Thanks!! I'm a descendant of Emma Faust, who I believe to be the daughter of Philipp Faust and Elizabeth Epler.
 

Name: Jeannine Fleck <westfieldfleck-jhf@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-02-28
What brought you to this page? researching POWELL (Peter F.)
Which surnames are you researching? Powell, Roether, Fornes, Lucas
Comments:
I wanted to direct you to a map I found at my mother's cousin's website:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ohio/powell_01.htm
(click on the link labeled: "Click here to see!" near the top).
Also, if you want to see the book she refers to on that page, you can go to: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ohio/link_book.html(click on the link entitled: "Powell Family History, 1906"). I think it really follows the migration pattern you have set forth [at your other site] for the POWELL family!!
I am hoping we have a link, too. The Peter Floid Powell you have listed at your other site could be my gr.gr.grandfather; I'm just not sure of whom MY Peter's parents are - still searching!!
Thanks, a lot, for having this site on-line. . .
:-) Jeannie

 

Name: Bev <oaker@first-comm.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
What brought you to this page? Alspach family
Which surnames are you researching? Alspach & Herr
Comments:
You have an outstanding site. This is the nicest site I have ever seen and I have done genealogy for several years. Keep up the wonderful work!
 

Name: Linda <linda.r.rieger@citi.com>
Date: 2002-01-25
What brought you to this page? search thingy rootsweb
Which surnames are you researching? Rubright, Moyer, Shadle, Lindenmuth
Comments:
Berks Co. has birth, death, marriage, estate records indexed on line at www.berksregofwills.com. I've found it very helpful. Good luck in the search!
 

Name: Glenn Repp <garepp@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-18
What brought you to this page? Schuylkill county pages
Which surnames are you researching? Repp,Bensinger,Oswald
Comments:
Amelia Bensinger Repp died in Medina county, OH and is buried in Repp-Keim cemetery.
 

Name: Pius D Waldman <piuswaldman@myfamily.com>
Date: 2001-09-25
What brought you to this page? Bitz history
Which surnames are you researching? Bitz
Comments:
Actually the families of my tree originally migrated to Russia and came to the US and Canada around 1900. I don't believe we have a direct connection but research might prove differently. Correction to email address from previous post.
 

Name: Pius D Waldman <piuswaldman@lvnworth.com>
Date: 2001-09-25
What brought you to this page? Bitz history
Which surnames are you researching? Bitz
Comments:
Actually the families of my tree originally migrated to Russia and came to the US and Canada around 1900. I don't believe we have a direct connection but research might prove differently.
 

Name: Robert Holzer <ebsinging@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-23
What brought you to this page? Just met 2nd cousin Gerald Holzer today
Which surnames are you researching? Holzer
Comments:
Check out Von Holzer... supposed to have been family name in Germany
 

Name: Russell Dean Long <dandal@goldfieldaccess.net>
Date: 2001-06-26
What brought you to this page? research, Joel M. Long
Which surnames are you researching? Long, Zettlemoyer, Reed
Comments:
Excited to find some info validating or expanding my genealogy
 

Name: Dava Sanders Woodard <davagene@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-13
What brought you to this page? Jacob Powell
Which surnames are you researching? Powell,Neff,Miller,Havard
Comments:
Enjoyed your site. I descend from Jacob Powell & Mary Ann Idleman to Jacob Powell & Athaliah Neff, to Mary Amelia Powell & John Sanders, to A W Sanders & Anna Dodd Powell, to Chester A.A. Sanders & Edith Vaughn Bray (my parents)
 

Name: Richard Hunsinger <hunsi1@email.msn.com>
Date: 2000-12-05
What brought you to this page? Search
Which surnames are you researching? Huntzinger / Hunsinger
Comments:
Thank you for submitting the information on the descendants of Johannas Faust married to Rosina Huntzinger. this enabled me to add hundreds of names to my Huntzinger / Hunsinger data base.
 

Name: Marguerite Gerber Heffner <msheffner@netcarrier.com>
Date: 2000-09-26
What brought you to this page? Paul name
Which surnames are you researching? Gerber,Riegel,Bock,Fisher,Sechler,Moyer,Deibert,
Comments:
I enjoyed your page very much. There is so much information that is familiar to me, including my father's name. My families also stayed in the Sch. Co. area for years, making it easy to find many of my families. Let me know if I can help find that elusive ancestor you might be looking for.
 

Name: Judi Steele <jsteelefl@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-11
Which surnames are you researching? Paul, Fey, Medler, Hoffman
Comments:
You have helped me with some of my Paul ancestry...thanks!
 

Name: Beverly Alleman Wally <wend@cmc.net>
Date: 2000-08-31
What brought you to this page? PA research
Which surnames are you researching? Baker/Alleman of Beaver Co. and Dauphin Co.
Comments:
The Baker research has been relatively easy. I,however, can find no info about the parents of my grandfather John F. Alleman. Even his d date is in doubt, but should be about 1910. His gravesite has been found. His parents are unknown and they are who I am looking for.
 

Name: Walter L. Boughner <walt12@mindspring.com>
Date: 2000-08-02
What brought you to this page? Rootsweb.com
Which surnames are you researching? Boughner/Buchner
Comments:
Nice looking web pages.
 

Name: Walter L. Boughner <walt12@mindspring.com>
Date: 2000-08-02
What brought you to this page? Rootsweb.com
Which surnames are you researching? Boughner/Buchner
Comments:
Nice looking web pages.
 

Name: Dianna Arthur King <mediRoots@aol.com>
Date: 2000-05-24
What brought you to this page? roots web
Which surnames are you researching? Fischer Radabaugh
Comments:
Need parents of Maria Barbara Fischer who married Adam
Radebaugh.

 

Name: Betty Pennington <betpenny@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2000-04-13
What brought you to this page? Looking for Rigels
Which surnames are you researching? Rigel, Rhinehart, Carter, Smith. McMeans
Comments:
I got some good info from your site.