The town of Jettenburg is on the southern border of the Haerten area and is separated by the highway 28 from the other towns in the north. In the last years the town of Betzingen and Jettenburg are getting closer and closer due to the industrial extension of Betzingen.
Jettenburg was mentioned first 1100 as Utinbrugge. In the 12 hundred century there was a Konrad von Jettenburg living in Strassburg. In 1330 the oldest family name is Rentz. The first major, who is known by name was Gruwer (Grauer) in 1440. In 1442 Eberhard Becht von Reutlingen sold Jettenburg to Wuerttemberg.
In 1752 Matthaeus Bader was the first who left Jettenburg with his family and emigrated to Pennsylvania, It’s worth to mention that there is a huge Bader researcher community in the U.S. which have explored the descendants of Matthaeus Bader quite intensively.
One of them, William “Bill” Border has created a book about the Bader family.
Worth to mention at this point is Karl & Helene Bader’s Heimatmuseum – a historical museum located in the old farm house of the Bader family. It’s a precious place to visit if you want to understand a little bit more about the living conditions of the people in the former days.
The first Kemmler in Jettenburg is Jacob Kemmler born around 1617. His birth place is not 100% secure but we assume it was in Jettenburg. At least does he start a Kemmler line in Jettenburg. He was first married to Catharina Grauer and second to Anna Hüming.
Administration – Local representative
Phone: +49 7071 32237
Lutheran Parish in Jettenburg
The parish in Jettenburg is part of the parish in Wankheim
Last names of emigrants
Bader, Bauer, Braun, Digel, Dürr, Ebinger
Posts related to Jettenburg
Visit to the Hoefles festival in Jettenburg
Descendants of Ernst Friedrich Bader found via the website
Helene & Karl Bader’s Historical Museum (Heimatmuseum)
Melanie Jay – a Bader descendant in Jettenburg
Barnes and farm houses of the emigrants
Story of Aunt Kate
Memories of Peter Grauer, Marcus, Iowa
Emigration – Overall views
My first meeting with U.S. cousins
Where are my Kemmler’s from?
Tombstone of Katherina Walker on Lust cemetery
Johann Georg Walker buried on Lust Cemetery
Jackie Bergstrom visits Maehringen and Jettenburg
Bill Borders und his sons visited Jettenburg