Jettenburg was mentioned first 1100 as Utinbrugge. In the 12 hundred century there was a Konrad von Jettenburg living in Strassburg. In 1330 the oldest family name is Rentz. The first major, who is known by name was Gruwer (Grauer) in 1440. In 1442 Eberhard Becht von Reutlingen sold Jettenburg to Wuerttemberg.
In 1752 Matthaeus Bader was the first who left Jettenburg with his family and emigrated to Pennsylvania, It’s worth to mention that there is a huge Bader researcher community in the U.S. which have explored the descendants of Matthaeus Bader quite intensively.
One of them, William “Bill” Border has created a book about
the Bader family.
Worth to mention at this point is Karl & Helene Bader’s Heimatmuseum – a historical museum located in the old farm house of the Bader family. It’s a precious place to visit if you want to understand a little bit more about the living conditions of the people in the former days.
The first in Jettenburg is Jacob Kemmler born around 1617. His birth place is not 100% secure but we assume it was in Jettenburg. At least does he start a Kemmler line in Jettenburg. He was first married to Catharina Grauer and second to Anna Hüming.
Administration – Local representative
Phone: +49 7071 32237
Lutheran Parish in Jettenburg
The parish in Jettenburg is part of the parish in Wankheim
Last names of emigrants
Bader, Bauer, Braun, Digel, Dürr, Ebinger
Posts related to Jettenburg
- Helene & Karl Bader’s Historical Museum (Heimatmuseum)
An individual page was setup to illustrate this great place in Jettenburg.
- Melanie Jay – a Bader descendant in Jettenburg
After a few weeks planning between Melanie, Hans Kern from the Historical Society and myself we were able to arrange a nice schedule for Melanie and h
- Barnes and farm houses of the emigrants
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After a longer break I can continue my postings on the website. Today I will invite you to a little journey through my photo archive showing the barns
- Story of Aunt Kate
as told by Frances (Gibson) McPherson I’ll tell you what little I know about my grandmother, Kate. She was born in Jettenburg, Germany on Apr
- Memories of Peter Grauer, Marcus, Iowa
From Peter Grauer My mother died in 1912. At her funeral the undertaker was Louie Nelson. He still used horses to draw the hearse. There were about
- Emigration – Overall views
Top 10 Distribution according countries This graph shows the extremely high portion (81%) of emigrants who settled in the U.S. Top 10 distribution acc
- My first meeting with U.S. cousins
Thanks to the internet I got quickly in contact with 2 American researcher, who had their roots on the Haerten. Tim Grauer und Dolye Walz. It became
- Where are my Kemmler’s from?
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My research has started with my hometown Wankheim and the surrounding towns like Maehringen, Jettenburg, Immenhausen, Kusterdingen (the Haerten area),
- Tombstone of Katherina Walker on Lust cemetery
Katherine Walker was the daughter of the emigrants of Johann Georg Walker and Elisabeth Barbara Durr.
- Johann Georg Walker buried on Lust Cemetery
This is the tombstone of Johann Georg Walker who emigrated in 1834 from Wankheim and was the first of several Walker emigrants. Three of his nephews f
- Jackie Bergstrom visits Maehringen and Jettenburg
In August 2001 the first visit of a distant US relative took place. Jackie Dubois and her husband, Daryl Bergstrom, came visiting us for a few days.
- Bill Borders und his sons visited Jettenburg
A long dream became true on August 12, 2006. William S. “Bill” Borders and his sons William S. “Bud”, James, and Richard wer