Emigration ship "Allemania "
Digel

Emigration paths into the USA

Typical emigration ports The emigration from Wuerttemberg happened mostly via the following ports: Le Havre (France),  Antwerp (Belgium), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Bremen and Hamburg (Germany). The crossing of the Atlantic was already an adventure for itself.  […]

First page of the letter of Robert Eugen Kemmler to his mother dated January 24, 1892
Emigration

Robert Eugen Kemmler

During my research I found the emigrant  Robert Eugen Kemmler, born July  6, 1867 in Rudersberg, Germany.  His father was,  Gottlieb Kemmler, was a teacher and originally came from Reicheneck. Due to his profession he […]

Picture Erich Sommer 15.10.2008
Digel

Digel became Tickle

Joey Tickle explained to Dr. Soltau, Major of Kusterdingen, Ulrike Pfeil from the Schwaebische Tagblatt (local press) and Manfred Wandel , President of Historical Society, how the name Digel became Tickle. His ancestor Johannes Digel […]

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Booklet

Story of Aunt Kate

as told by Frances (Gibson) McPherson I’ll tell you what little I know about my grandmother, Kate[1]. She was born in Jettenburg, Germany on April 2, 1859. The one thing she remembered most about life […]

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Betzingen

Where are my Kemmler’s from?

My research has started with my hometown Wankheim and the surrounding towns like Maehringen, Jettenburg, Immenhausen, Kusterdingen (the Haerten area), Stockach, Betzingen, Reicheneck, Pfullingen, Ohmenhausen, Bronnweiler, Goenningen, Undingen, Gomaringen, Hinterweiler, Nehren, Moessingen and Dusslingen in […]

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Bauer

Tombstone of Johann Ulrich Bauer

Johann Ulrich Bauer, called John emigrated in 1869 from Immenhausen to the U.S. together with his brother Jacob. He married Friederike Mechler in Aug 28, 1873. John was running a restaurant and bakery. He even […]

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Bauer

Tombstone of Fred Bauer

Friedrich “Fred” Bauer, the youngest of the Bauer brother’s left Immenhausen and followed his brothers Jacob und Johann Ulrich together with his sisters Johanna Friederike and Maria Agnes in 1882 from Immenhausen and married Gay […]

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Bauer

Tombstone of Jacob Bauer

Jacob Bauer emigrated in 1869 together with his brother Johann Ulrich “John” from Immenhausen to the U.S. Jacob Bauer married Friederike Grosshans in the U.S. As far as I know they didn’t have kids. According […]

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Crawford Co., OH

Wanderbuch of Johann Georg Walker

Cover of the Wanderbuch From relatives  I have found in Crawford Co. I got a copy of a “Wanderpass”, it’s like an early passport. The cover of the “Wanderbuch” of Johann Georg Walker. It contains […]

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Crawford Co., OH

Jacob Burke and Katharina Hoss

This picture shows Jacob Burke and Katharina Hoss, d/o Johann Adam Hoss and Christina (Grauer) Hoss, born Nov 25, 1830 in Maehringen. Katherina married Jacob in the U.S. dates are unknown. She emigrated in 1834 […]

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Maehringen

Johann Adam Hoss buried on Lust Cemetery

Johann Adam Hoss,  *15.02.1793 +26.8.1853 Johann Adam Hoss emigrated in 1834 from the village of Maehringen in the former Kingdom of Wuerttemberg with his wife Christina Grauer and his kids Johann Adam, Anna Maria, Katherine […]

Seed museum in Goenningen
Goenningen

Seed trade museum in Goenningen

There is a museum in Goenningen showing equipment and documents about the trading activities. It’s called Samenhandelsmuseum and is located at: Stöfflerplatz 2 72770 Reutlingen – Goenningen Phone: +49 7121 303-2050 Fax: +49 7121 303-2768 […]

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Gomaringen

Researcher in Gomaringen

A good friend of mine is a vivid researcher and we have already exchanged a lot of information. If you have detailed question about Gomaringen, she is definitely a good entry point. If you want […]

The ADR Kemler Code
Kemmler (E)

The ADR Kemler Code

If you see a truck transporting dangerous goods you may have seen the orange plates indicating the loaded type of dangerous goods. One of this codifications issued by the United Nations is the so called […]

The Bismarck tower on the Kemmler hill in Plauen.
Kemmler (E)

The Kemmler hill in Saxony

The pictures shows the Bismarck tower on top of the Kemmler hill in the city of Plauen, Saxony in the Eastern part of Germany. From the tower you have a  360° view over the Vogtland. If […]

Kemmler Piano
Emigration

The Kemmler Piano

This piano was very likely manufactured in London by the piano company of Carl Kemmler, an emigrant from  Pfullingen. His brother Robert Eugen emigrated first to London as well, but then moved on to New […]

Emigration

William Kemmler

Very likely the most famous Kemmler is William Kemmler, who was the first man, who was sentenced to death as the first person on the electric chair in Auburn prison, New York on Aug 6, […]

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Blackford Co., IN

From the Haerten to America and return

Dorian R. Woods, Tuebingen On May 23rd, 2003  Dorian R. Woods gave a presentation about her ancestor, Jakob Kuttler.  He and his parents Sigmund Kuttler and Anna Maria Dieter together with his sisters Anna Margarethe and […]