Lawrence Walker
Blackford Co., IN (E)

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 brothers being the grandson of […]

Emigration ship "Allemania "
Digel (E)

Emigration paths into the USA

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.  […]

Kemmler Christmas beer
Esslingen (E)

The Kemmler Brewery

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 […]

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Betzingen (E)

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, Nehren, Moessingen and Dusslingen in […]

Wanderbuch of Johann Georg Walker
Crawford Co., OH (E)

Wanderbuch of Johann Georg Walker

From relatives  I have found in Crawford Co. I got a copy of a “Wanderpass”, it’s like an early passport. The cover of the “Wanderbuch” of Johann Georg Walker. It contains several places where he […]