Emigration ship "Allemania "
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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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]