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 spread. The travel activities must have started already before 1800. It looks like that also women did travelling as well. Depending to the final target and route they took they covered distances of about 2,000 and 2,500 km on land and ship! Railway didn’t exist at that point in time.
|Last name, given name||Birth date||Death date||Place of death|
|Kemmler, Johann Martin||11 Feb 1739||22 Feb 1800||Schaffhausen, Switzerland|
|Kemmler, Abraham Friedrich||1 Nov 1783||18 Jan 1829||Eperies, Hungary|
|Kemmler, Andreas Martin||9 Mai 1786||16 Jan 1835||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Kemmler, Johann Wilhelm||1 Feb 1807||15 Jan 1857||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Kemmler, Jakob Heinrich||21 Mai 1812||17 Jan 1842||Basel, Switzerland|
|Kemmler, Barbara||29 Mai 1819||02. Nov 01||Wetzikon, Switzerland|
|Kemmler, Johann Wilhelm||4 Jan 1835||1 Dez 1871||Galatz, Romania|
|Kemmler, Samuel Gottlob||30 Apr 1842||09. Okt 14||Russia|
|Kemmler, Georg Eduard||1 Mär 1850||1880||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Kemmler, Maria Gottliebin||28 Apr 1850||25. Dez 36||Straubing|
|Kemmler, Paul Rudolph||31 Jul 1860||28. Apr 23||Liegnitz, Poland (today)|
|Kemmler, Karolina Friederike||7 Jun 1861||Switzerland|
Not clear is whether same traders also travelled in the USA to sell their seeds to the emigrated German communities. For the following people no emigration remark is recorded. For the sisters Ernestine and Bertha I would guess more on an emigration than a trade trip.
Any hint would be highly appreciated.
|Kemmler, Andreas||13 Okt 1832||16 Apr 1867||Mansfield, Richland Co., OH|
|Kemmler, Karl Adolph||11 Feb 1849||Nordamerika|
|Kemmler, Ernestine Mathilde||8 Feb 1859||Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL|
|Kemmler, Gustav Friedrich||10 Sep 1860||19 Okt 1877||Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, MO|
|Kemmler, Bertha||5 Feb 1868||1887||Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL|
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