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 followed him. All of

Tombstone of Katherina Walker on Lust cemetery

Katherine Walker was the daughter of the emigrants of Johann Georg Walker and Elisabeth Barbara Durr.

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 quickly obvious that

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 12 horses drawn

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 April 2, 1859. The one thing

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 according countries – for the name Kemmler

Barnes and farm houses of the emigrants

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

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 her family. On Wednesday

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. Jackie’s ancestors were 

Helene & Karl Bader’s Historical Museum (Heimatmuseum)

An individual page was setup to illustrate this great place in Jettenburg.

Descendants of Ernst Friedrich Bader found via the website

A few weeks ago Emil Ferdinand Bader posted a comment via the web site. After a quick check against the database it became obvious that he is a distant cousin

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,

Visit to the Hoefles festival in Jettenburg

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

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 were visiting Jettenburg, the city where their ancestors