Memories of George Shetler

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

Story of Maria Barbara Gutbrod, born March 23, 1870 in Kusterdingen

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

Digel became Tickle

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

Who is the young man on the picture?

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

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

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

Steve Thunader visiting the hometown of his ancestors

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

Visit of Brenda & John Kearns and Gena & Kerry Schantz in Wankheim and Wannweil

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

Charles, Betty and Lawrence Walker visiting Germany

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

John Diefenbach visits his Bauer relatives in Germany

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 of Wesley, Mary, Richard and Kay Riehle on the Haerten area

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

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,

In Memoriam Lawrence Walker

“Uncle” Lawrence Walker, born in 1928 in Hartford City, passed away on Dec 24 in his nursing home in Newburgh, IN. Uncle Lawrence was the last of the three Walker