From the Haerten to America and return

Dorian R. Woods, Tuebingen

The audience in the meeting room of Immenhausen city hall
The audience in the meeting room of Immenhausen city hall

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 Anna Maria Kuttler emigrated in April 1881 to the U.S. and settled in Hartford City, Blackford Co., IN. Dorian is living and working in Tuebingen. So she accepted the invitation of the Historical Society of the Haerten to provide some insights on her family.

The meeting room in the city hall of was completely full.  Members of the Historical Society, a lot of Immenhausen locals and a lot of the members of the Kuttler family wanted to hear what happened to the emigrated Jakob Kuttler in the New World.

Dorian Woods with Manfred Wandel and Monica Schmid
Dorian Woods with Manfred Wandel and Monica Schmid

Dorian Woods on the left with Manfred Wandel the president of the Historical Society and Monica Schmid, the secretary of the parish in Wankheim and Jettenburg. In the background the coat of arm of the Historical Society and some maps of the U.S.

Wanderbuch of Jakob Kuttler
Wanderbuch of Jakob Kuttler

Dorian was able to show the original “Wanderbuch” – the travel booklet of Jakob Kuttler. The page reads:

Kingdom of Wuerttemberg
Travel booklet for
Jakob Kuttler
Profession: Carpenter
born in: Immenhausen
Oberamt Tuebingen

The local press – Schwaebische Tagblatt – printed an extensive report on May 27th, 2003 under the title – »Dorian Woods suchte auf den Härten nach ihren Vorfahren« von Susanne Mutschler – In the report was also included a picture of the emigrant.