The Kemmler hill in Saxony

The pictures shows the Bismarck tower on top of the Kemmler hill in the city of Plauen, Saxony in the Eastern part of Germany. From the tower you have a  360°

The Kemmler Piano

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

William Kemmler

Very likely the most famous Kemmler is William Kemmler, who was the first man, who was sentenced to death as the first person on the electric chair in Auburn prison,

The ADR Kemler Code

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

Where did I find the highest density of Kemmler’s?

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.

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

Robert Eugen Kemmler

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.

Succesful cooperation confirms Kemmler-branch in Switzerland

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

Dr. Klaus Kemmler – Book about his seedsman family

During my research I had the luck to meet Dr. Klaus Kemmler, who has written a book about the history of his own Goenninger seedsman family. The book has the

Seed traders of Goenningen travelled whole Europe and the US?

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

The name Kemmler became Kämmler (Kaemmler)

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

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,

Distribution of the name Kemmler between 1600 – 1900

Distribution over time I always wanted to visualize how the name Kemmler have spread out over the centuries. With this post I try to give it a shot. In a

Surprising Kemmler discovery in Sondelfingen

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

Kemmler in Burghaun, Hessen

This year I have finally found some time to intensify my research again. Beside quality checks of my data I have startet a larger project. Already a number of years

Kemmler in Pfullingen are originating from Ohmenhausen

After intensive research in the birth and marriage books of the Protestant Church in Pfullingen I was succesful to find the link of the Kemmler line in Pfullingen with the

Kemmler in Gebersheim have their offspring in Ohmenhausen

By accident I detected that there existed Kemmler families in Gebersheim near the city of Leonberg. After an more indept view I noticed that the Kemmler family haver their roots

New locations of origin of the name Kemmler found

Currently I’m trying to find hints about the whereabout of my emigrated Kemmler’s. Scanning through the newspapers I have found new locations in Europe where people emigrated from which I

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

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