The name Walker is as common as Kemmler in my hometown area. I’m aware of at least one case where also on the Walker side all parents have been Walker from various tribes of the family.

Thanks to the close cooperation with my cousins Brenda Kearns and Gena Schantz in the US, who are descendants of two Walker brothers from Wankheim I have a number of great documents and information on the Walker families.

Here all posts related to the Walker family:

In Memoriam Lawrence Walker

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

In memoriam Charles Walker

Charles Walker, grand-son of the emigrant, Johann Friedrich Walker, passed away on Jun 8, 2018 after a blessed life of 96 years. He was still helping out on the farm

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

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

In memoriam Betty Walker

Betty June Walker (92), the mother of my wonderful cousin, Brenda Walker Kearns passed away on May 31st, 2017 in her home in Hartford City. I have met Betty several

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

2003 – Visit to Hartford City, IN

In memory of my beloved father who would have become 82 years old yesterday. Visiting the Bauer’s in Montpelier, OH After the vacation in the Canadian Rocky’s we planned to

My grandfather’s barn

From Regena Trant Schantz – December 2002 Last summer I visited my great-grandfather’s barn for the first time. My father had often talked about his grandfather but I did not

First visit to the Walker family in Hartfort City, IN

I had already an intense email contact with  Brenda (Walker) Kearns and with Gena (Trant) Schantz establishing the link with their closest relatives in Germany, Wilma (Walker) Hipp in Wannweil

Tombstone of Katherina Walker on Lust cemetery

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

Wanderbuch of Johann Georg Walker

Cover of the Wanderbuch 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 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