in our current crazy time I wish all friends, researchers and visitors of my website: Stay healthy! The reduction of activities outside it is possibly a chance to investigate in the family history and follow […]
When I was looking up the church records in Sondelfingen I surprisingly found some very old entries for the Kemmler name between 1570 and 1620. But even more surprising was the fact that after that […]
From Emil Bader On August 18, 2019 I, Emil Ferdinand Bader, visited together with my wife, our son and his partner the Hoefle festival in Jettenburg. We arrived on Saturday afternoon in Jettenburg and decided […]
Following the roots of persons who left the Haerten in the neighbor cities I have found additional family members who emigrated from Rommelsbach, Sickenhausen and Degerschlacht. In total there are now 1.856 emigrated persons online.
After some additional research my database contains 1,825 persons which have been uploaded to the website.
As I have started to intensify my genealogy research again I did a number of verification indicated by Rootsmagic the new software package I’m using to maintain my ancestral information. As a consequence new emigrants […]
On Friday Sep 29, 2017 the grandchildren of the emigrant Johann Georg Riehle from Maehringen, Wesley and Richard Riehle arrived on the Haerten with their spouses Mary and Kay. The visit started in the city […]
For end of September we will get another visitor from the U.S. Wesley Riehle and his brother Richard Riehle, grand-sons of Johann Georg Riehle, born Feb 5, 1879 in Maehringen, who emigrated in 1902 to […]
An individual page was setup to illustrate this great place in Jettenburg.
From James Kuttler I would be happy to share information about the Kuttler family in the U.S. My ancestors Christian Kuttler and Maria Elisabeth Bauer emigrated in 1855 from Immenhausen to the U.S. Christian Kuttler […]
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 her family. On Wednesday Nov 24th Melanie Jay arrived […]
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 and houses of emigrants, the first essentials […]
Thanks to the succesful cooperation with Petra Kemmler there is the final confirmation that Johann Jakob Kemmler, born on Oct 27, 1842 in Zollikon, Switzerland, was the son of Johann Georg Kemmler, who was born […]
In 1832 Johann Georg Schettler emigrated from Wankheim as the first one of the Schettler family to Amerika and settled in West Unity, Williams Co., OH. In 1846 all his other siblings Johannes, Johann Jakob, […]
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. […]
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 […]
In memory of my beloved father who would have become 82 years old yesterday. Visiting the Bauer’s in Montpelier, OH After the vacation in the Canadian Rocky’s we planned to visit our Walker relatives in […]
The individual page for Blackford Co., IN is online. You can find in the menu under emigration.
Based on the statistics produced in September I have prepared now the respective maps using ARCGIS Online from ESRI.
Sigmund Kemmler, born May 9, 1798 in Wankheim emigrated in 1817 via Reicheneck to Bessarabia. His parents had moved from Wankheim to Reicheneck. In Arzis in Bessarabia he married Anna Katharina Kraemer from Oferdingen. Dr. […]
Another successful family reunion between the descendants of emigrants and their hometown area worked out in 2004. Steve contacted me in May 2004 shortly before his trip to Germany. He was searching for his emigrated […]
Supporting my presentation for the Historical Society in Maehringen in 2005 Betty Dunn discovered an old photo from a relative in Germany. The picture was taken in Tuebingen. Betty assumes that it very likely a […]
From Regena Trant Schantz – December 2002 Last summer I visited my great-grandfather’s barn for the first time. My father had often talked about his grandfather but I did not know too much about him […]
Beatrice Burst and Birgit Walliser-Nuber have opened a new chapter in the documentation of emigration from the former Kingdom of Wuerttemberg. In their recently released book “Das Glück in der Fremde gesucht” Gomaringer Auswanderer 1679 […]
I had already an intense email contact with Brenda (Walker) Kearns and with Gena (Trant) Schantz establishing the link with their closest relatives in Germany, Wilma (Walker) Hipp in Wannweil when their was a chance […]
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 […]
Anna Katharina Grauer born on May 31, 1826 in Maehringen, Wurttemberg died end of October 1926 with 101 years in Niagara Falls, NY. Anna Katharina emigrated with her parents Daniel Grauer and Anna Maria Ruckwied […]
I was quite surprised when I discovered that there exists or better existed a Kemmler Brewery and a Kemmler beer. I could figure out, that Johann Georg Kemmler, born Jun 06, 1827 in Wankheim moved […]
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 April 2, 1859. The one thing she remembered most about life […]
From Betty Dunn This is Maria Barbara Gutbrodt Learned’s story. It is a true story. I am her granddaughter. I am telling her story from memories she told her daughter (my aunt), Angeline Friederika, and […]
This reunion is made up of the descendants, friends and relatives of John and Barbara (Myers) Schwartzkopf who were both born and raised in Germany. John and his brother Jacob were keeping company with the […]
A Brief Statement of My Transit History of Life I, George Shetler, a citizen of German township, Fulton County, State of Ohio, U.S. of America, was born in Europe, Empire of Germany, Kingdom of Wurttemberg, […]
Top 10 Distribution according countries This graph shows the extremely high portion (81%) of emigrants who settled in the U.S. Top 10 distribution according countries – for the name Kemmler only For the Kemmler portion […]
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 quickly obvious that we are distant related. Tim […]
Available information During the last days I have made an update on the statistics in my emigrant database. The total number of persons who emigrated to North America is 1.423 whereof 2 settled in Canada […]
In 2004 the next generation came to visit Germany. After their parents Charles and Betty Walker in 2002, Brenda Kearns with her husband John and her cousin Gena Schantz with her daughther Kerry visited us […]
After my first visit to the Walker family in Hartford City, Indiana in April 2002 the grand-sons of the the emigrated Johann Friedrich Walker, Charles and Lawrence Walker decided to come to visit Germany from […]
Trading with seeds was also a long tradition in Kemmler families. They travelled whole Europe to sell their seeds. Some of the death recordings give a good overview about the spread. The travel activities must […]
Naturally it is mathematical hard to say, but after my actual status in my database I can clearly say, Wankheim is no. 1 followed by Goenningen and Ohmenhausen.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Katherine Walker was the daughter of the emigrants of Johann Georg Walker and Elisabeth Barbara Durr.
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 […]
This picture shows Johann Adam Hoss and his wife Emma Catherine Schnarrenberger. Johann Adam is a grandson of the first Hoss emigrant Johann Adam Hoss and his wife Christina Grauer and a half brother of Philipp […]
This is a picture of Philipp Frederik Hoss and his wife Elizabeth Klink. Philipp is a grandson of the first Hoss emigrant Johann Adam Hoss and his wife Christina Grauer. His father, Johann Adam Hoss (*17.8.1823) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Jackie’s ancestors were Johannes Keinath from Maehringen and […]
The individual page for Walter Bauer’s dress museum went online.
A long dream became true on August 12, 2006. William S. “Bill” Borders and his sons William S. “Bud”, James, and Richard were visiting Jettenburg, the city where their ancestors came from. The sheep herder, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beginning of June everything had to be organized on a short notice. John Diefenbach, descendant of Johann Georg Bauer (*23.9.1810), who emigrated in 1832 from Wankheim to Illinois, wanted to visit the hometown of his […]
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 […]