1997 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: Linda Ashby Guerrieri
Date-Time: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 17:09:58 (EST)
Page visited: all of them
Surnames of interest: PASE, MUELLER, HUBLER, SCHMEHL
Comments: JACOB PASE b. 1828 Dauphin Co., Pa. m. CATHERINE JANE HUBLER MARY EIZABETH MUELLER b. Bucks Co., Pa. m. LEVI HUBLER PASE JACOB and CATHERINE PASE settled in Clearfield Co., Pa. Can't seem to get back any further on PASE...help... SCHMEHL Berks Co., Pa. HUBLER Clearfield Co., Pa. Jacob Pase was my g-g-grandfather Thanks for your help.

Email address: guerr@erols.com

Guest: Daniel S. Dexter, Houston, Texas
Date-Time: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 14:42:06 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Starting a geneological investigation.

Email address: barb-dan-dexter@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Frank McVaugh, Colorado Springs, CO
Date-Time: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 13:28:11 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Shuman or Schumann
Comments: This family was from Abington Township, or Chestnut Hill about 1850 - 1860.

Email address: fdm@pcisys.net

Guest: MarJo Dill, Pine Bluff, AR
Date-Time: Friday, February 13, 1998 at 23:10:39 (EST)
Page visited: PA Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Egle (Eagle)
Comments: This was very interesting and informative. Thanks. MD

Email address: southern@seark.net

Guest: Barbara Volkomer, Ocala, FL
Date-Time: Friday, February 13, 1998 at 22:56:58 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Volkomer, Herlein, Elenz, Kropa
Comments: Enjoyed your coments. I found relatives are usually named after godparents. Boys for godfathers, girls for godmothers. But first children were named after parents of mother and father. I guess if there weren't enough siblings they used close friends.

Email address: beleanor@atlantic.net

Guest: Nan H. Laudenslager, Allentown, Pa
Date-Time: Friday, February 13, 1998 at 21:55:35 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Grandaughter of Stanley Laudenslager of Orefield,PA.

Email address: nhl@early.com

Guest: Rupert Zöschg
Date-Time: Friday, February 13, 1998 at 19:14:26 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Hallo! Ich habe mit den Kerchner eigentlich gar nichts zu tun. Weil ich aber seit ein paar Tagen die einzige Familie Zöschg in den USA (auch ich heiße Zöschg) gefunden habe, beginne ich mich für die Ahnenforschung zu interessieren. Meine Namensbrüder und -schwestern haben sich auf ein spontanes Email zurückgemeldet und großes Interesse an mehr Kontakt gezeigt. Zufällig stammen ihre Vorfahren von einem kleinen Dorf in Südtirol (heute Italien, früher Österreich. Ich wohne praktisch ein paar Km von diesem Dorf entfernt. Durch Zufall wurde hier via Internet wieder ein Kontakt zur Heimat ihrer Vorfahren hergestellt und deshalb hab ich mir jetzt ihre Home Page angesehen. Interessant, und interessant ist auch, daß die Namensforschung und Ahnenforschung ein sehr deutsches Hobby zu sein scheint. Im übrigen lebt meine Zöschg-Familie auch in PA. Viele Grüße aus Südtirol (St.Walburg/Ulten, Italien). Rupert Zöschg

Email address: zogglerhof@rolmail.it

Guest: Terri Kirkner Mooney, Dublin, Va.
Date-Time: Friday, February 13, 1998 at 14:56:15 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kirkner
Comments: Hi! my name is Terry and I really enjoyed your web page. My dad has been doing some work on finding out where his family started out. He has found back to a gggg grand father I think and his name was Henry Kirkner and he knows that he signed up in 1777 in Berks Co. PA. to the Sixth Regiment of the PA. Line Company, Cont. Est. He thinks maybe that is where he was from. I think he found this info in a pensions book. I called my dad right after I checked out your web page, he is hoping you can direct us. Thank you for your time.

Email address: tmooney@runet.edu

Guest: Alan C. Eckert, Fairfax, VA
Date-Time: Friday, February 13, 1998 at 14:47:42 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: ECKERT, KRAEMER, MUELLER, WEITZ, WENHOLD
Comments: Researching ancesters of Leonard Eckert b abt1750, Bucks Co., PA, m Ann Maria Murller, 1744 in Montgomery Co, PA

Email address: ALAN_ECKERT@msn.com

Guest: Melissa Fetterman, Verona PA
Date-Time: Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 15:18:25 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Johannson, Gessleman
Comments: I found your site to be very informative. Thank you.

Email address: maf170@email.psu.edu

Guest: Michael S. Mowrer, Heidelberg, Germany.
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at 12:58:10 (EST)
Page visited: Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German, and one more.
Surnames of interest: Maurer (Mowrer, Mowry, Mauerer, Mauer, Meurer, Mowery, Mowrey), Erni, Petry, Kemmerer, Bär, Klingelschmidt, Lohmueller, Schorlemmer
Comments: You do good work. I visited almost all of your pages, and found your work to be accurate, reflecting your long experience. I've been researching Maurer families for about 18 years, and wish someone would publish a book for Pa-German researchers, incorporating naming customs, baptismal customs, funerals, wills, maps, foods, religion, Bibles, etc. Rev. Fred Weiser wrote a dynamite article on Pa-German death records, others have written extensively on Fraktur, but no one has gathered all this info into one source for us. I may publish a Maurer data book some day to help researchers of the common surname Maurer. I have lived in Heidelberg for 22 years and read and speak German, and can speak some local dialects, but cannot yet read the old German script. My Maurers were prob. orig. Swiss, cantons bern or zurich, but prob. emigrated to Pa. in 1765 from Alsace or Palatinate. Prob. Berks Co., first, then what is now Snyder (Beaver Springs area), then Wayne Co. Ohio about 1821-27, then spread out to Wabash Co., INd. and Putnam Co., Mo. In about 1912 or so my grandfather moved to Skagit Co., Wash. I was quite surprised to learn that he spoke a few words of German, such as Gabel (fork), milch (milk), etc. And my aunt, 87 or so, told me this story, so maybe the speaking of German has not died out in my family, despite being in American 233 years! I will not ask you to do any research, as I am also plagued by beginners wanting help, German maps, etc. I work full time, and find little time to do my own research. Gunug...Isch babble zu viel (Enough...I'm speaking too much). Michael S. Mowrer (Maurer or Mauerer originally) Wiesloch near Heidelberg, Germany (I edit a little U.S. Army weekly newspaper over here. We may have corresponded before through the Internet or Palatines to America, of which I'm a member).

Email address: mowrerms@26thasg.heidelberg.army.mil

Guest: William Everett Pittsburgh PA.
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 20:39:54 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Everett(Ebert)Brunner,Altamose,Hammer,Resler,Shupe
Comments: Bigest problem is to find the point of origin in Germany for the vervanten.

Email address: WEve 652170@aolE

Guest: Frank Bergwall, Breinigsville
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 17:50:12 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Trumbauer, Tercha, Haaf
Comments: Grew up with Allen & Squeaky Trumbauer. Went to school with Johnny Tercha. Stan and Frankie Tercha farmed our farm for Haaf

Email address: cot10807@postoffice.scs.unr.edu

Guest: Lorette Zale
Date-Time: Monday, February 09, 1998 at 12:48:30 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Gene. Home Page, Germ. Naming Customs, PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Vanlone, Mohr, Besinger
Comments: Your pages are wonderful!--and I love the music!!

Email address: TwoZales@aol.com

Guest: Kathy Radisch, Ontario, Canada
Date-Time: Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 20:37:45 (EST)
Page visited: Tips and Tricks
Surnames of interest: Starting with MYERS. Expanding to include Radisch, Kobecher, Bless, Hennig, Dare, Carothers, Nichols, Hurd, Pyles, King, Haines, and Essiambre.
Comments: Been on the net for one week. The tips for searching should really help. Thanks, and good luck to all!

Email address: messiambre@sprint.ca

Guest: Gary Blisard Poland, Ohio
Date-Time: Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 20:30:07 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gingery, Gingerich, Gingrich,Blisard
Comments: Gingerich came from Germany and settled in Lancester, Pa. early 1700. Went to bedford county about early 1800. Earliest ancestor was Christian Gingrich born? died 1778.

Email address: GBli322662@aol.com

Guest: Glenn j Bockwinkel,Mundelein IL
Date-Time: Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 14:52:13 (EST)
Page visited: naming customs
Surnames of interest: bockwinkel,joachim,coyne,welsch,sharp,baker,walker
Comments: thanks for the help in the naming customs

Email address: glenn0727@aol.com

Guest: ELAINE ARNETT, WINNIPEG MANITOBA
Date-Time: Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 00:11:19 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: ARNETT
Comments: I WAS LOOKING FOR THE MEANING OF PA DUTCH....NOW I HAVE FOUND IT...THANKS!

Email address: GUNNER123@SPRINTMAIL.COM

Guest: Alona Bailey, Winston-Salem, NC
Date-Time: Friday, February 06, 1998 at 15:52:30 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Kayser(Kiser)
Comments: The sights I just visited was extremely helpful and informative, especially to a nubee to genealoby. Thanks for putting this information where I could find it.

Email address: abailey@alltel.net

Guest: Joan Gillespie Pirl
Date-Time: Friday, February 06, 1998 at 12:21:30 (EST)
Page visited: All Kerchner pages
Surnames of interest: Pirl/Perl, Boehm, Flickenger, Bigham,Emerick, Helberg, Geiger, Huber, Dick, Kumler, Gillespie, Dodds, Black, Allen, Robinson/Robison, Bridge
Comments: Charles Kerchner material on Pennsylvania and German families best thing I have found yet on the internet to help me with my genealogy. All the material was very helpful.

Email address: jogill@home.com

Guest: Catherine L.(Kerchner) McKeever
Date-Time: Thursday, February 05, 1998 at 20:17:00 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page (all sections) (I'm bored)
Surnames of interest: Kerchner McKeever
Comments: Do you remember me at the Kerchner reunion at my father's home (David G. Kerchner)in Coatesville? I received information about your home page from a cousin (in Germany) of a guy (Jeff Graver) that I used to work with. I found it very fascinating research and then my brother (Eric Kerchner) told me about your homepage, so it's getting around. He also showed it to my dad (David). Thank you for the information and the fascinating research. Personal history always interests me. Cathie

Email address: clmckeever@erols.com

Guest: David M. Dewan, RR#4, Ingersoll, ON, CA.
Date-Time: Monday, February 02, 1998 at 08:58:49 (EST)
Page visited: naming customs, nicknames--excellent!
Surnames of interest: Obrecht, Anton & Andrew, to NEWARK nj CIRCA. 1845/50, then to New Germany, On 1851. Andrew m. Elisabeth Scherrer in US, one child William before moving to CA. Anton m. Victoria Sidle, where? Origin Baden-where?
Comments: Excellent information, have been looking on the web for some time for exactly this type of info

Email address: dmdewan@sympatico.ca

Guest: Charles Noah, Huntington Park, CA
Date-Time: Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 15:14:33 (EST)
Page visited: PA German namingcustoms,][PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, Pa, German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: NOAH, Buxton, Gardner
Comments: You are a excellent teacher. I have learned a great deal from your artices. Thank you for sharing you knowledge. I shall provide your web site address to my cousins who are also deeply engaged in German n tracking. Thank you again. Charles Noah

Email address: CNOAH@AOL.COM

Guest: John Gamerdinger Greenfield WI
Date-Time: Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 01:29:32 (EST)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Gamerdinger, Willgrubs,
Comments: Interesting,

Email address: jgamer@execpc.com

Guest: Kevin P. Probst, Cataula GA
Date-Time: Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 23:18:52 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Probst Baum Abbott Crawford
Comments: Very Informative and enlightening

Email address: kpprobst@mindspring.com

Guest: Jerome Justin Kelley, 4029 Pine Ridge Court, Fento
Date-Time: Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 13:52:30 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kelley
Comments: I am the cousin of Walter John Kelley, whose father was Chester Ermin Kelley and was married to Mary Laudenslager. Walter and I have been discussing Kelley relationships recently and he referred me to your work.

Email address: jkelley7.@compuserv.com

Guest: Roxann Swoyer Ft. Worth,Texas
Date-Time: Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 23:50:35 (EST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Swoyer,Ketterer
Comments: Found this site to be very interesting and would like to do more research on fathers family

Email address: Tigress@Prodigy.Net

Guest: William Schwartz, Garden Valley, Idaho
Date-Time: Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 10:33:08 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Dorr/Durr/Dry-Kitchen
Comments: Thanks

Email address: wschwart@micron.net

Guest: Prudence Kinley-Ruth, New Oxford, Pa.
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 23:36:41 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Blausser, Tracy, Danner, Hamme, Kinley, Ruth
Comments: These were mainly from Adams and York County I think

Email address: rkp01@mail.cvn.net

Guest: Nadine Newhouse, Paso Robles, CA
Date-Time: Monday, January 26, 1998 at 17:54:38 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Neuhaus, Newhouse
Comments: Very interesting! Thank you.

Email address: nnewhous@slonet.org

Guest: Wilma Wolfe, Zanesville OH.
Date-Time: Sunday, January 25, 1998 at 20:18:12 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are Germen Not Dutch,PA German Nicknames, etc.
Surnames of interest: Wolfe, McNerney, Grabner
Comments: I was to find out about PA Dutch are German not Dutch. My mother always told us she was Isish and PA Dutch. I wonder If she was telling us she was german and she didn't know we did't understand what she we telling us. I hope you just understood what I just said,Ha!Ha! I guess I have more to look into . Thanks Wilma Wolfe

Email address: WRW@y-city.net

Guest: Terry Brendle,Hanover,Pa.
Date-Time: Friday, January 23, 1998 at 19:32:19 (EST)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: Brendel,Killian,Reiker,Kuntz,Adams.
Comments: naming customs was very good.Ihave run into these patterns, but did not know that thay were part of a grand plan! Thank You.

Email address: dadbrn@mail.cvn.net

Guest: Carole Garner, Banning CA
Date-Time: Friday, January 23, 1998 at 10:46:15 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: GARNER, GAERTNER
Comments: Thank you for all the valuable information regarding German naming conventions. It will really help us in our research.

Email address: cmgarner@discover.net

Guest: Dick Wahler, Covington, KY
Date-Time: Friday, January 23, 1998 at 00:17:49 (EST)
Page visited: Tips & Tricks For The Beginner
Surnames of interest: Rinehart (Upper Saucon)
Comments: I really appreciated the harpsichord background on the page I watched . . . would you mind telling me who the performer is . . . I really enjoyed listening. My initial reason for scrolling through your site was to see if anything there might lead me to a source where I could learn who Abraham Rinehart, b. 1748, to Johan Georg and Maria Barbara (Raup/Raub) Reinhart, married. I am assuming it would have taken place in St. Paul's Blue Church, but I have been unsuccessful, so far, in learning where the old records are currently kept, if they have even survived. Thanks for the music, and taking the time to read my note.

Email address: rwahler@earthlink.net

Guest: Katheryn Gagermeier
Date-Time: Friday, January 23, 1998 at 00:07:23 (EST)
Page visited: Enjoyed all of the pages
Surnames of interest: Gagermeier,Proksch,Gardiner,and Krajewski
Comments: Really enjoyed all the pages. You have spent alot of time putting this all together. It's bookmarked and I will be back many times. Thanks so much for all the info.

Email address: bobg@bendnet.com

Guest: Albert C./ Hardy, Jr. (aka AL). Lompoc CA
Date-Time: Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 16:56:03 (EST)
Page visited: Started at the toop and working my way down.
Surnames of interest: Griesemer, Schmid, Brunner, Fogel, Butz, Edleman
Comments: Found the Ellizabeth M. Kerchner and Abraham Griesemer you mentioned in your 18 Jan e-mail. You have marrige date. Here are the birth years that I have. Abraham: b 1777 d 1825; Elizabeth: b 1783 d 1883. I did not have marriage date. Tnx. Excellent home page.

Email address: alh@utech.net

Guest: Thomas Th. Tapmeier, Beckum-Vellern, Germany (NRW)
Date-Time: Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 08:04:12 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Tapmeier
Comments: It's quite an interesting thing to hear about the "German history" of America. Never thought there were so many relations between the New World and good old Germany. Keep up the good work! Schönen Gruß und auf Wiedersehen. (Please make up other tracks to listen to...)

Email address: tapmeier@stud-mailer.uni-marburg.de

Guest: Joyce W. Hall, 26634 Co Rd 554, Essex, MO 63846
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 21:13:27 (EST)
Page visited: several
Surnames of interest: Volbrecht, Fulbright, Link, Taylor
Comments: Was linked to you by R. Green this week end; made copies and took them to genealogy meeting to show sister, someone picked them up by mistake, thought I had lost your address and others with them. Thank you for your response to my comments and the link. It got me back. This time the papers are staying here and I'll take copies. Joyce

Email address: joycehall@usa.net

Guest: WILLIAM KENNELLEY, SANDUSKY, OHIO
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 19:19:25 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Niceswanger, Van Horn, Woomer, Womer, Conrad, Strode, Washburn.
Comments: I found the page interisting and some usefull information. Veery good.

Email address: bill@nwonline,netK

Guest: Barbara Morgenstern
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 00:51:18 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are of German Heritage not Dutch & PA German Naming Customs.
Surnames of interest: Ritter from Lehigh & Northampton Counties
Comments: I am glad you posted the information on Naming Customs! This opened my eyes to something I didn't know and that could have thrown off my search. Thank you for this very useful information!

Email address: MomTech@msn.com

Guest: Joyce W. Hall, 26634 CO RD 554, Essex, MO 63846
Date-Time: Monday, January 19, 1998 at 20:48:12 (EST)
Page visited: pa german naming customs
Surnames of interest: Fulbright, Link, Layton, Taylor, Cline, Killian, Pruitt (etc), Merriman, Smothers.
Comments: I am going to check out more of your research places. Interesting about the naming patterns.

Email address: jwhall@ldd.net; joycehall@usa.net

Guest: Alvina A. Ballinger, Bremerton, WA
Date-Time: Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 15:16:08 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: WILSCHNACK, KURTZ, DUSTERHOEFT
Comments: Very Interesting.

Email address: aball@tscnet.com

Guest: KEYmulder PITT PA
Date-Time: Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 14:46:48 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: kohler ( it is german if that help )
Comments: helppppppppppppp i can't figure out what kohler means

Email address: KEYmulder@aol.com

Guest: Owen Dale Lautenschleger, Jr. Solon, Ohio
Date-Time: Friday, January 16, 1998 at 23:27:06 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschleger
Comments: Sent email also on 1/16/98.

Email address: Dale.Lautenschleger@ALLTEL.COM

Guest: Jane Gelnett, Millerstown, Perry County, PA
Date-Time: Friday, January 16, 1998 at 10:47:48 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: GELNETT, LONG, GREAGER, ZEIDERS, GULLIVER
Comments: Great article on naming customs. Thanks for providing it to the Internet.

Email address: jgelnett@aol.com

Guest: Susan Bundy of Westminster, Md.
Date-Time: Friday, January 16, 1998 at 02:01:25 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager, Marsh, Sykes, Plowman, Stevens, Frank, Walsh, Brummel, all of early 1750's Baltimore/Carroll/Frederick County, Maryland
Comments: The first Loudenslager to show up here in Baltimore County near Northern border of Carroll County was a Philip Loudenslager 1758 and his land tract was called Heildelburg...after his hometown in Germany, he landed in Pa in 1749. It looks like this branch of Loudenslager's could be related to your's. I am still looking through land records and wills etc. Your Laudenslager Home Page is great and very imformative on the history of the Laudenslager's Thanks for having a super site.

Email address: rbundy@ccpl.carr.lib.md.us

Guest: Jessica Hendricks, DE
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 14:52:22 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are Of German Heritage, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Binder, Fryer, Hendricks, Latshaw, Lei, Ley, Schantz, Seasholtz, Sortman, Tamson, Tamsen
Comments: I am looking for more information on my ancestors Christopher and Micheal Lei of the "Lei Manor", also known as Tulpehocken, in Myerstown, PA. This webpage is a great source for PA Dutch genealogy!

Email address: 78540@Udel.Edu

Guest: Marita Easterday, Crittenden,KY
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 12:29:52 (EST)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Easterday, Stout, Fair, Red, Gillespie, Mayrer, Gettier,
Comments: Enjoyed reading the material, here plus the music was so deliteful.

Email address: rootdigger@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Richard Harris, Cassopolis, MI
Date-Time: Sunday, January 11, 1998 at 12:10:27 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Very good site. May be of more help in the future.

Email address: harrisr@mailexcite.com

Guest: Robert Swaney, Allentown, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, January 11, 1998 at 00:50:54 (EST)
Page visited: http://www.kalglo.com/padutch.htm
Surnames of interest: Schneck, Smith, Derr, Weiant, Swaney
Comments: The background information that you provided regarding the origin of the false beliefs about the origin of PA Dutch people was very helpful.

Email address: RFS1161@aol.com

Guest: Kathy Nelson, Tempe, AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, January 11, 1998 at 00:26:03 (EST)
Page visited: PD are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: SWIHART, SWINEHART, SCHWINHARDT, MARTIN
Comments: Thanks for your information. Interesting reading. I am looking for my g-grandmother MARIA MARTIN born about 1855 in the Miami Valley of Ohio. She married FRANCIS SWIHART around 1870.

Email address: KJNmail@aol.com

Guest: Billie Geist, Denver, CO
Date-Time: Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 20:19:28 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Carpenter, Armstrong, Atwater
Comments: Thank you for the article on PA Dutch Germans

Email address: bgeist@uswest.com

Guest: Wanda Mechling Gantt
Date-Time: Friday, January 09, 1998 at 17:25:31 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Mechling,Mathias,Ely,Ross,McGown,Roper,Rush, McGuire
Comments: Thanks for all your help. Please look at my site and consider a link to Lehigh Co.PA page.

Email address: wgantt@ctc.net

Guest: Carl Michaels, Knoxville TN
Date-Time: Friday, January 09, 1998 at 14:56:16 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: MIKLES, MIKELS, MICHAELS, MICLES, HOUSER
Comments: Very good information and should be helpful. I'll be back to look some more.

Email address: cem-tkn@juno.com

Guest: Tom Bohler Quantico Md
Date-Time: Thursday, January 08, 1998 at 00:31:53 (EST)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bohler,Triece,Marlin,Vannosdeln
Comments: great job

Email address: bohlerqt@shore.intercom.net

Guest: Margaret Arend Peters, Chula Vista, CA
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 07, 1998 at 22:05:31 (EST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: HANLE, SCHMID, FELLGER, all from Besigheim and Wachendorf, Wurttembourg, Germany
Comments: Newcomer to your page - very good! I am interested in finding a connection for our gggrandfather, Warner PETERS, who was born in VA in 1797. Family stories have it that he was English or Scots-Irish, but lived in the same area (PA, WV - late 1700 & early 1800) as the "Pennsylvania Dutch". I have always wondered about his given name, "Warner", if it was perhaps a family name on his mother's side, which would connect him to a German heritage. I have his complete history from 1820 on, so am interested in finding his parents and siblings. Other names in the family in WV are Catherine Jackson, his wife, whom I believe was the daughter of William and Margaret Jackson. Margaret Jackson was the daughter of Thomas Boyles. Thanks for your interest - hope someone will have some link for me!

Email address: magipete@ix.netcom.com

Guest: Mark Wilson Loudenslagel, Bellevue OH
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 07, 1998 at 01:48:30 (EST)
Page visited: descendants of lautenschlager
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager, Ware, Wehr, Grassley, Ebert, German, Royer
Comments: I saw a william lautenschlager on two descendant lines. My wife is sleeping and if I go grab my notes, I'm sure to wake her up. will check back later. Now living in Phoenix where no loudenslagels are listed in the white pages but there are lautenschlagers. thank you!

Email address: LOUDY@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Virginia Germano, Vestal, NY
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 at 15:05:38 (EST)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: PAUL, GILMORE, APKER, FULMER
Comments: I just got my computer so I"m new at this. I couldn't believe what I found in your pages. They are fantastic! Keep it up. People like me need you. I only wish I could find someone else looking for PAUL in Clinton and Dauphin Counties.

Email address: fgermano@spectra.net

Guest: JoAnn Bogard, State Center, Iowa
Date-Time: Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 13:17:52 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Riemenschneider, Meier, Kunkel, Garbelmann, Hillemann, Hammann, Nies, Momeier, Walter, Wurster, Rittierodt, Werner,
Comments: A very interesting, informative website.

Email address: bogard@marshallnet.com

Guest: Linda Webb, Lebanon, NJ
Date-Time: Sunday, January 04, 1998 at 10:41:18 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: TROSTEL,OAKS,HELTZEL,HELSEL,MINTER,ACKER,KISTER,KEISTER,ZIMMERMAN,FAUST,MEYERS,RODENISER,RODENHAUSER,BENTZ.
Comments: Thank you for clearing up the origin of some of these German immigrants. Our family always thought that the TROSTELS came to PA from the Netherlands. Instead, I'm sure they came here from Germany. Great Web site. Thanks, Linda Webb

Email address: bwebb@nuwav.com

Guest: RICHARD STOLLAR, WINFIELD WV
Date-Time: Saturday, January 03, 1998 at 23:22:41 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: STOLLAR
Comments: HAVE TRACE ANCESTOR TO SCHUYLKILL CO. PA ,BORN IN 1777. HIS NAME WAS ANDREW STOLLAR AND MARRIED ROSANNA EALY. THEY MOVED TO WASHHINGTON CO., PA IN 1818.

Email address: rstollar@prodigy.net

Guest: Thomas Eugene Kerschner, Dayton, Ohio
Date-Time: Monday, December 29, 1997 at 23:45:05 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerschner
Comments: I'm looking for a link of our family, Dayton, Ohio, and when they migrated to the Dayton area and where from. Maybe there is a connection with PA. Your research is great! I learned a lot.

Email address: bsa@eaac.org

Guest: Josephine Stocker, Centre County
Date-Time: Monday, December 29, 1997 at 20:42:54 (EST)
Page visited: all of them
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I really appreciate someone like you putting a map of Lehigh county on the net. This is a tremendous tool for people like me who need this sort of information. thank you

Email address: tiana@geocities.com

Guest: Laura Boehringer, Mexico
Date-Time: Monday, December 29, 1997 at 02:03:53 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Laura
Comments: i liked your web page a lot!

Email address: boehringer@hotmail.com

Guest: Randy Wetzel, Eastlake OH
Date-Time: Monday, December 29, 1997 at 00:03:33 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, Kerchner Genealogy Homepage
Surnames of interest: Wetzel
Comments: A most enjoyable genealogy. I'm jealous! If I can find out 1/100 about my family as you have about yours, I will be extremely happy.

Email address: RanWet@aol.com

Guest: Roger L Letterman, Asheville NC
Date-Time: Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 08:43:49 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs & PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Letterman, Leatherman, Lederman
Comments: Thank you for this very important information. We family searchers are surely lucky to have folks like yourself who devote much time and attention to helping us out. Thanks again

Email address: letterm@ibm.net

Guest: suezanne fulford berkman
Date-Time: Friday, December 26, 1997 at 15:16:34 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Reinke, Reincke, Beck, Kepple, Hammer, Rice, Rudolph, Fulford, Schmidt , Grun, Warner, Munster
Comments: I have some history on each of the above names, but I want to "fill in the blanks" . Would like to hear from anyone with information on any of the above names. Also if you would like any of the history I have just let me hear from you.

Email address: sberkman@aol.con

Guest: Gina Stahler, New Ringgold, PA
Date-Time: Thursday, December 25, 1997 at 20:00:01 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bailey, D'Ambrosio
Comments: I forgot to mention where I was from and there are 2 more names I am interested in getting info about. If anyone has info, I would appreciate an email. Thanks!!

Email address: stahler@ptd.net

Guest: Gina (DiMarco)Stahler
Date-Time: Thursday, December 25, 1997 at 19:49:38 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Stahler, DiMarco
Comments: Your page has been very helpful. I am starting on my Christmas project for next year and it will be a family history for my family (DiMarco) and my husband's family (Stahler). This is really a geat starting point for me. Thanks!! Gina Stahler

Email address: stahler@ptd.net

Guest: Lloyd W. Boose, Mount Joy, Pa
Date-Time: Thursday, December 25, 1997 at 06:09:21 (EST)
Page visited: Actually all three
Surnames of interest: Boose, Buss
Comments: I enjoyed all your pages. When I was very small my dad mentioned the family being 'high german' now I know the meaning. Thanks

Email address: LWBoose@aol.com

Guest: James Crawford Shows, Jr., Natchitoches, Louisiana
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at 22:56:56 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Century German PA naming customs.
Surnames of interest: Shows (Schaus) (Schautz), Davis, Cox, Ross
Comments: Your page has been of great interest and will, I am sure, be of great use. I have printed it and will keep it handy.

Email address: ryehundy@worldnetla.net

Guest: Robert L. Bensing, Ephrata, Pa 17522
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at 22:29:38 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bensing, Olpp, Flexer, Heister
Comments: I will be visiting Germany in August 1998 and will try to do some research at that time.

Email address: robertl@prolog.net

Guest: Joseph
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at 02:02:16 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Hello. I only came as a result of curiosity, I am very new to the web and was just looking around when I saw your title. Since I was born in Pa. (Philadelphia) and my mother was Austrian, my nose was itching and I took a look. I think it was interesting and informative, and I will probably look again. Many thanks.

Email address: aquaman14@hotmail

Guest: Gladys Bible Horn
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at 01:21:33 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA. German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bible, williams,crumb
Comments: very interesting and I do appreciate all the work that went into putting this togather. thank you. Gladys Bible Horn

Email address: gladhap@aol.com

Guest: Lynn Hopkins, Whitehall PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 09:14:40 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Hopkins, Erle
Comments: I'm a novice who is just beginning to trace her roots. Pages like this are a good start.

Email address: lynn_hopkins@ios.doi.gov

Guest: Laura Owens (Larson/Lautenschlager), Tracy, CA
Date-Time: Monday, December 22, 1997 at 11:58:06 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager, George & Adam Merkel, Margaret Paffenroth, Conrad Langlitz, Konrad Becker, Elizabeth
Comments: Really intersting, I may have found some kin folks! Maybe someone can help me find some of the others I'm looking for.

Email address: laura.owens@globalstar.com

Guest: Linda Howell, Des Moines Ia
Date-Time: Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 16:16:24 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: EBSEN-TABBE-HAWK-HOUCK-AYRES
Comments: Great page! You are providing a great service to help all of us that may run up against dead ends due to the different customs observed by the german immigrants we are researching. Thanks again!

Email address: errolhowl@aol.com

Guest: Jim Stahl, Ebensburg, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 13:56:10 (EST)
Page visited: KERCHNER GEN. HOME PAGE,PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: STAHL KLINE BINDER GLASS BENCE
Comments: GREAT INFO

Email address: murjast@csrlink.net

Guest: Sue Rosenhauer Muskegon MI
Date-Time: Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 02:05:35 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Rosenhauer
Comments: liked all the reading material and I didn't know Germans were the PA Dutch.

Email address: artsey@web.net

Guest: Donald H. Fronheiser Mesa ,AZ.
Date-Time: Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 18:31:29 (EST)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Fronheiser
Comments: Early German hunter trappers/ Native American Indian Heritage, researching which tribal ancestry I may be connected to....desperate

Email address: Donald_H_Fronheiser@ccm.ch.intel.com

Guest: GLENN D. ANDREWS JR. UNCASVILLE CONNECTICUT
Date-Time: Monday, December 15, 1997 at 22:12:40 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: BOWMAN,HARTMAN
Comments: ANY INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL

Email address: GO789@AOL.COM

Guest: Sharon Freeman, Schuylkill Haven, PA
Date-Time: Monday, December 15, 1997 at 20:22:38 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Manbeck, Rieth, Reed, Anderson, Blakeslee, Freeman, Berger, Brown, Miller, too many more
Comments: Pages contain very good information for fellow PA Dutch researchers. You seem to be meticulous in your information. Keep up the good work!

Email address: sfreeman@ptd.net

Guest: Scott R. Slagle, Wooster, OH
Date-Time: Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 11:33:12 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Slagle, Schlegel, etc., Hendricks, Detwiler, Longenecker, Greenamyer
Comments: Thanks for a great page of naming info!

Email address: srslagle@aol.com

Guest: Michael Ertz, Port Orange, FL
Date-Time: Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 22:10:47 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Ertz
Comments: I was born in Reading, Pa. Was looking to see if any geneology was about on Ertz. PS, Thanks for the music

Email address: mikee928@msn.com

Guest: Bill Windham, Tyler TX
Date-Time: Friday, December 12, 1997 at 20:25:53 (EST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Houl, Hull
Comments: Very intersting and helpful insight into German names.

Email address: windham@tyler.net

Guest: Dale Decker, Herald, Ca.
Date-Time: Friday, December 12, 1997 at 01:35:19 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Decker, Reasoner, Sheplor, Shepler
Comments: Naming customs are interesting and also interestingly confusing. Tried them on one line---more confusing. But great info anyway.

Email address: ddecker@softcom.net

Guest: Peter J. Mertz, Wharton, NJ
Date-Time: Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 21:37:42 (EST)
Page visited: Mertz Family (see Family Tree Maker for home page)
Surnames of interest: Mertz, Hoch, Merkel, Kohler, Burkert, Yoder
Comments: I greatly enjoy reading the information you have provided. If you have any information on any of the above names I would be very much interested in talking with you

Email address: pmertz@inpro.com

Guest: Linda Churchman, Tavares, FL
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 17:45:36 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: CHURCHMAN, LOUDENSLAGER, WARDEN
Comments: Just started researching Adam & Joseph Loudenslager. Have found your page very interesting and plan to revisit.

Email address: LChurchman@aol.com

Guest: Steve Eulberg, Fort Collins, CO
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 01:38:06 (EST)
Page visited: Tricks and Tips; Genealogy 101
Surnames of interest: Eulberg, Seaton, Louther, Nehrig, Capelle
Comments: Thanks for your tips. I'm just getting started and your map is very helpful!Steve

Email address: OwlMntSbe@aol.com

Guest: Carol McKay
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 09, 1997 at 02:02:32 (EST)
Page visited: German nicknames
Surnames of interest: Schneider , Solger
Comments: Was very impressed with your web page, especially the music! Very original.

Email address: Cmckay722@aol.com

Guest: Gwen Muetzel, Aliquippa, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, December 06, 1997 at 13:09:26 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wiedeman, Muetzel, Wilsman
Comments: very helpful

Email address: muetzel@forcomm.net

Guest: Leo S. Prottsman
Date-Time: Friday, December 05, 1997 at 15:30:58 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Moehler, Miller, Protzmann, Protzman, Brotzman
Comments: I enjoyed the article on Penn German Naming Customs. This explains so much about why you hardly ever encounter any relatives by their first (spritual) name. I've been doing family research for 20 years and never heard this.

Email address: prottsmanl@ajcc-emh1.army.mil

Guest: Thomas A. Smith, St. Louis, MO
Date-Time: Monday, December 01, 1997 at 01:49:07 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: The music is MAD COOL!

Email address: tsmith@pratt.edu

Guest: Robert Yerkes, Deland, FL 32724-1715
Date-Time: Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 18:09:12 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: yerkes/yerks
Comments: my father and his spelled it yerkes before that it was yerks

Email address: rgydel@aol.com

Guest: Ruth L Steach, Kennewick WA
Date-Time: Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 00:41:27 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: STEACH. WEIMER, GEIGER, BLANSET, HARTLEY, LOUDIN, HICKS, KING
Comments: Interesting info. I am just beginning to research the German? sides of our families.

Email address: rlsteach@3-cities.com

Guest: John Stichnoth, Ridgewood, NJ
Date-Time: Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 17:33:30 (EST)
Page visited: all of them!
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager, Stichnoth, DeBourcy, Cadwell, Pettibone
Comments: Wonderful site! Almost connects with my great-grandfather, John Adams Franklin Laudenslager, supposedly of Pottstown, Pa., born about 1875.

Email address: jrstich@aol.com

Guest: Dawn C. DiPette, Pottstown, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 09:06:27 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs/PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Fronheiser,Heydt,Keller
Comments: I found your site to be very useful and informative.. Thank you very much for the help it provided me.

Email address: TerraceLa@aol.com

Guest: Sheila Lawrence, Meridian, MS
Date-Time: Friday, November 28, 1997 at 19:22:05 (EST)
Page visited: "nicknames"
Surnames of interest: Kornegay, Hornigh
Comments: Very helpful info, am having hard time finding German Palatines who arrived in North Carolina in 1709 or 1710. Any one with info or an idea where ot look, please email me .Thanks, sheila

Email address: prozak0304@aol.com

Guest: Jesse W. Angel, Jr., Warrensburg, IL
Date-Time: Monday, November 24, 1997 at 22:53:22 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Angel,Soule,Bullock,Hubble,Cowger,Richardson,Cotner,McKim,Eulrich,Kingery,Bert,White,Stevens
Comments: Very useful information. I would appreciate any info. anyone may have. My grandmother(Soule) was from Pa. and is a descendent from the Mayflower. Angel and Bullock were from ky.

Email address: jangel@fgi.net

Guest: Rae Herbolsheimer, N. Cape May, NJ
Date-Time: Sunday, November 23, 1997 at 09:54:32 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Gen.; PA Dutch are Germ....., etc.
Surnames of interest: Hoffman, Esterly, Seyfert/Seiffert, Mack, Schiffert
Comments: Thank you for your most delightful and infomative pages! Have not looked into everything as yet but you're "bookmarked" and we will be back, time permitting. Thanks too for the great selction of German Ompah - makes the searching and reading go by quickly with foot tapping! Especially interested in the area around Emmaus.

Email address: herbr@algorithms.com

Guest: Dale Larson, Augusta, WI
Date-Time: Friday, November 21, 1997 at 15:52:11 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Betz, Lippke, Luepke, Bates, Krueger
Comments: It was a good page. I learned a lot.

Email address: larsodal@augusta.k12.wi.us

Guest: Laurel Auchampaugh
Date-Time: Thursday, November 20, 1997 at 01:56:26 (EST)
Page visited: PA German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Auchampaugh(Haggenbach-Achenbach) ,Ruetsch, Holtzapple, Weaver
Comments: I visited your Web Site tonight and found it very informative.

Email address: chipauch@baldcom.net

Guest: Leona Younger & Tom Hermansader,Sr
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 20:44:43 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Hermansader, Younger
Comments: we are transplants from Allentown to Northern California.

Email address: TCH1954@aol.com

Guest: Lauren, Mertztown, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 20:47:18 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Whitehall PA information for report
Comments: Thank God for smart people!

Email address: Chey215@enter.net

Guest: Jaydine Knight, Springfield, OR
Date-Time: Sunday, November 16, 1997 at 19:32:18 (EST)
Page visited: pa Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Yoder
Comments: Never met anyone on my fathers side of the family, am just getting started looking for relatives. He was born in Fleetwood PA, and his dad Ira was born somewhere called Maidencreek something. Just looking for info and stumbled on your site, great info, thanks.

Email address: djknight@ix.netcom.com

Guest: Vickie L. Mateer , Reading, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 14:46:07 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch. PA German Nicknames, ets.)
Surnames of interest: Fies, Ernst, Gruber, Fox
Comments: Dear Sir, I believe those named above are relatives of mine. I do have fractures that were given to me by my father Donald J. Fies. His father was Charles Fies, my grandmothers maiden name was Ernst or Earnst??? I enjoyed your article I'm trying to finds info on my old relatives also on Conrad Weiser also. If you can help with my search or give any info I'd appreciate it very much Vickie L. Mateer

Email address: mateer@pottsville.infi.net

Guest: Ernst Egener; Alsdorf, Germany
Date-Time: Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 11:22:02 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Egener
Comments: A very interesting homepage!

Email address: EEgener@t-online.de

Guest: Frederic A. Keplinger, Los Gatos, CA
Date-Time: Friday, November 14, 1997 at 20:38:17 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Keplinger, Caplinger
Comments: Excellent page! Most informative! Thanks.

Email address: fkepling@ix.netcom.com

Guest: Jim Keck, Burlington, NC
Date-Time: Friday, November 14, 1997 at 10:07:23 (EST)
Page visited: Decendant Chart - Four Generations
Surnames of interest: Keck
Comments: Very impressive research and publishing. My great grandfather Benedict Keck immagrated form Zellhausen, Hessen to Westmoreland Co, PA in 1944. I would like to know who his connections in PA were. His wife was Anna Maria Rochor, related to Folk (Falk) and/or Bollinger.

Email address: jwkeck@lucent.com

Guest: Kenton G. Jarrell - Easton, PA. 18040
Date-Time: Thursday, November 13, 1997 at 21:46:50 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Jarrell, Stem, Rothrock
Comments: I've been researching my familytree and the other two families for about two months. Alot of times I become very frustrated due to not knowing where to find any information to research. If you can give me any tips in researching family trees please do. I would appreciate any help you can give.

Email address: Diving-Fool@msn.com

Guest: William R. Buck, Allentown, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 15:05:49 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Buck, Wetherhold, Gildner, Strauss, Wiest, Ruch, Bowman, Schaffner,
Comments: I tried to contact Glenn Stephens who adopted the Buck surname but was informed the address is invalid.

Email address: buckfam@enter.net

Guest: Donna Bumbarger, Boswell, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 00:34:14 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Shaffer, Holsopple (Holtzapfel), Thomas, LeFevre,Mansfield, Miller, Blough (Blauch), Wilt, Bender, Lape (Loav), Shunk, Herman (Harmon), Johns (Schantz), and most all PA German families.
Comments: I just tonight found your page and I am delighted to have done so. I have been doing family research since 1975, and have never lost my interest in Genealogy. I will make much use of your article regarding the naming system we have used here in the heart of the "Dutch" area. I volunteer at our local Historical & Genealogical Society Library and will try to assist anyone who contacts me. Thank you for the great article and the few letters I've read thus far--I'll be back!

Email address: Donna@Floodcity.net

Guest: Mary Ruth Wagner
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 20:03:59 (EST)
Page visited: Pa. German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Geistweit, Geisweid, Gheistweit, Guisewhite, Gisewhite, Geisweite
Comments: Loved the music and I'm sure the names will be helpful. Mary Ruth

Email address: morty@lcworkshop.com

Guest: John Strassburger
Date-Time: Monday, November 10, 1997 at 19:58:22 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Strassburger
Comments: I'm starting a family tree, and happened to hit your site 5 minutes into the project.

Email address: MFIN26@email.mot.com

Guest: Oneta Zeitlelr, Cisco, TX
Date-Time: Monday, November 10, 1997 at 19:18:23 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: George Cunningham, wife SarahNe
Comments: Need information for a presentation on Pa. Dutch...this his my heritage on my mother's side of the family....no one left alive to get info from.

Email address: oneta@eastland.net

Guest: Kristie Gettle,Lebanon PA
Date-Time: Sunday, November 09, 1997 at 13:50:54 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I am always looking for good PA sites and I would like to get any ideas you have for my page too!

Email address: dang@nbn.net

Guest: Carl Shrader, Severna Park, Anne Arundel, MD
Date-Time: Friday, November 07, 1997 at 00:10:37 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are of German Heritage, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: SHRADER/SHROTHER/SCHROEDER
Comments: Hey Charles, Visited again, always enjoy your work. Very informative on both PA Dutch and German Surnames. Thanks for your time and effort to spread the good word. Carl M. Shrader

Email address: carlshrader@juno.com

Guest: JG Ault, Post, TX
Date-Time: Thursday, November 06, 1997 at 22:25:34 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Alt, Ault, Fischkus, Fiscus
Comments: PA German Naming Customs very helpful. I had a problem deciphering a name/relationship where the father is named Jacob, has a son by his first wife named Johan Jacob who is later referred to as Jacob, Jr while the father had remarried and had another son who is Jacob, Jr. Your Naming Customs clears this up, I think!?

Email address: jgault3@juno.com

Guest: Dirk Oberheim, Saarbrücken,Saarland, Germany
Date-Time: Thursday, November 06, 1997 at 18:48:43 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Oberheim
Comments: Hi Charles! My Name is Dirk Oberheim and i search all Oberheim in the World. I find Ray Oberheim (Harrisburg)PA. and Scott Stoner the nephew from Ray Oberheim. My Englisch is not support!!Sorry you cannot Speak German Language? Send me a message Tschüss Auf Wiedersehen

Email address: 113335.2235@compuserve.com

Guest: Michael D. Lauteschleger, Barberton OH.
Date-Time: Thursday, November 06, 1997 at 17:27:09 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschleger and variations
Comments: Excellent information!!! It has helped me put together some information that I have. I hope to see where our group fits in.

Email address: Lautensm@pgg.mcdermott.com

Guest: Mindy Walton
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 04, 1997 at 00:20:06 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Moses, Oster, Kendig, Griffith, Hohlman, Shaffer, Hess, Ehredt
Comments: This answers alot of questions. Thanks!

Email address: JKWMW@aol.com

Guest: Gary Hoffman
Date-Time: Monday, November 03, 1997 at 23:07:56 (EST)
Page visited: naming customs
Surnames of interest: HOFFMAN, BARNHARD, BIELIED
Comments: Thank you for the reason in the naming custom,I was beginning to think my ancestors had no imagination,now it's because of respect. I thank you again,it proves right on one now I have some idea of a name to look for on gggrandparents.

Email address: GaryH1aa@aol.com

Guest: Antoinette Marie Rossi, San Pablo,CA
Date-Time: Monday, November 03, 1997 at 12:12:32 (EST)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Schuck, Broscius, Gillespie, Kearney, Rossi, Ricci, Schiess, Sheetz, Kiefski, Laux, Kurtz
Comments: Great job! I saw your page while searching for my immigrant ancestors.

Email address: CalDreamer@webtv.net

Guest: Robert Folk, Racine, WI
Date-Time: Sunday, November 02, 1997 at 20:11:49 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Folk, Follweiler, Leaser
Comments: nice site

Email address: globmstr@wi.net

Guest: James D. Groce, Kindsbach, Germany
Date-Time: Friday, October 31, 1997 at 13:38:24 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gross, Edelmann, Mayer, Wicboldt, Schaefer, Kuster, Schlorf, Dittrich, Thermier, Hardin, Mitchel.
Comments: Thanks for creating this very useful resource.

Email address: jgroce@bunt.com

Guest: Maureen Decker, Ellicott City, MD (now Emmaus, PA)
Date-Time: Friday, October 31, 1997 at 09:54:47 (EST)
Page visited: Map Room
Surnames of interest: Walbert, Ziegler, Decker, Butz
Comments: Charles, I'm having fun slowly finding the fruits of your efforts. I appreciate your works. I would love to have the address of your homepage.

Email address: Maureentd@AOL.com

Guest: Dianne Tonnies, Swift Current, Sask., Canada
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 13:15:46 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner geneology home page
Surnames of interest: Kirchner, Mueller, Roeder
Comments: Your site was very informative. The Kirchner ancestors I am researching immigrated from Bavaria in 1850 and settled in Clearfield County, PA

Email address: awt@sk.sympatico.ca

Guest: Wilma Branstetter, Windsor, CA
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 28, 1997 at 21:55:38 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs and PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Branstetter
Comments: Great list thank you for solving a few of my problems.

Email address: wwbranst@pacbell.net

Guest: Arlene Fletcher. Longview, WA
Date-Time: Monday, October 27, 1997 at 20:17:47 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Palmer, Shultz, Kuebler, Dunkelberger, Layton
Comments: I understand the naming customs better after reading your page. I was confused a bit after seeing the same names over and over in my line. In most cases, I have only one given name, so I am wondering, would that be because only the secular name was used during their lifetime? I am at a loss as to how to find my ggg-grandfather, who came over from Germany, but only the name Henry Palmer to go on. That is my biggest brick wall to this point. I am going to check out your nickname page also. Thank you.

Email address: arlene@cport.com

Guest: Laura Jo Ice, Route 1 Box 21 A Miller City, IL
Date-Time: Monday, October 27, 1997 at 09:35:22 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Stephan, Iaac , Ice , Hanichen, Martens
Comments: Very nice will use it again

Email address: ljice@ldd.net

Guest: V. Ogle
Date-Time: Sunday, October 26, 1997 at 18:58:37 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Warden/Worden, Weir, Fuller, Martin, Peel, Lee, Jones, Smith, Ogle, Boevers, Menz/Mentz
Comments: You have a very interesting web-site. Thanks!

Email address: g.ogle@juno.com

Guest: Patricia Yates, NC
Date-Time: Sunday, October 26, 1997 at 16:05:52 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Seigman/Sigman (PA/NC), Derr (PA/NC), Eslinger (PA/NC)
Comments: All of these lines in PA by 1750's and some went to NC by 1750's and 1760's.

Email address: austin1600@aol.com

Guest: Scott Clark, Glendale, CA
Date-Time: Sunday, October 26, 1997 at 12:39:04 (EST)
Page visited: Several
Surnames of interest: DENHARD, DENHARDT, SCHLEGEL
Comments: Great info. I'll be using it to research the above surnames in the Allentown area.

Email address: clarkfamily@earthlink.net

Guest: Glen Whitener, Carlsbad, CA
Date-Time: Friday, October 24, 1997 at 22:17:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Weidner, Whitener, Weitnauer
Comments: Thanks for a splendid article explaining some of the complexities involved in the German naming customs of the 18th century. It alerts me to the need for knowing the full name, not just the first name of a family member such as ancestor, Georg Heinrich Weidner (Weitnauer). Great contribution to many! Glen Whitener

Email address: whitener@miracosta.cc.ca.us

Guest: Katherine Engle, Gainesville FL
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 at 12:42:37 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: ENGLE, SERVISS, RICHARDS, DREMAN, BURMEIER, KOCH (COOK)
Comments: I found this page extremely interesting .. my first time. Thank you; I'll be back.

Email address: tkengl@bellsouth.net

Guest: Wendy Wright
Date-Time: Sunday, October 19, 1997 at 20:53:48 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: CHRISTINE, BROBST (PROBST), TROUTMAN, LEVY
Comments: This is a great idea!

Email address: wesowc@bestweb.net

Guest: Patricia (Pat) Sue Rich Weaver
Date-Time: Sunday, October 19, 1997 at 11:24:07 (EDT)
Page visited: PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: RICH,WEAVER,PERRIN,EVANS,STRONG,REYNOLDS,BROWN,FALKNER/FAULKNER,COOPER,ELLIS,MURPHREE,DEMPSEY,CRADDOCK,CHURCHWELL,EASTER,STANLEY,MORRISON,SMITH,NICKERSON,SHEPARD,MCKELVEY,FREEMAN,YOUNGBLOOD,BROWN,STANFORD,GULLEDGE,NATION,BAKER,CHESSER,HUNTER,THOMAS,THOMAS,NOE/NOAH/NYE,MCCORMICK/MCCORMACK,MORRIS,PATTERSON,
Comments: I really enjoyed the German Naming page. Since a lot of mine and my husband's ancestors came from Germany, it will be very useful to us. Thanks for putting it on the internet. Pat

Email address: scarlett@pell.net

Guest: John L. Hoopes, Globe, AZ
Date-Time: Friday, October 17, 1997 at 13:46:53 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German...
Surnames of interest: Hoopes, Nelson, Foutz,Speakman, Hayworth, Garner, Watts, Houck, Cookson, Kinnison, Greenway, Hobson, Stiles, Hinkle, Mann, Rock, all of whom lived in Pennsylvania.
Comments: I appreciate the information that I obtained from your website. This is the first time that I have visited it, I will do it again.

Email address: Jhoopes142@aol.com

Guest: Carol ( Dutter, Dotter, Dotterer ) Gilliland,
Date-Time: Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 03:25:06 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa. Dutch Are German not Dutch, Pa German Nicknames, etc.
Surnames of interest: Dotterer, Dotter, Dutter Yetter, Jetter , Powers, Evans, McKee, Malone Sanford
Comments: Great job!! Thanks for the site and restoring my faith in human nature that I may find my lost ancestors!! Continued good luck !!

Email address: fldollfin@aol.com

Guest: Albert Achenbach, Tower City, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at 21:48:50 (EDT)
Page visited: pa german nicknames
Surnames of interest: achenbach, thrush, shomper
Comments: very interesting and enlightening site! I found some names (nick-) that we always wondered where they came from, and how! Thanks for all your hard work! God bless.

Email address: spocky@epix.net

Guest: Jeanne Clark
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at 22:40:15 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Fouse, Berkheimer, Miller, Ruhr
Comments: My daughter (9th grade) has a report on Immigrants in PA. Since the PA Dutch are well known and I am from strong German descent, we thought she might present her report from that angle. My maternal grandfather is Fouse, my mother's maternal grandmother's maiden name was Ruhr, my paternal grandmother's maiden name was Miller and her mother's maiden name was Berkheimer(sp?). Found your site while searching for PA Dutch info. Like it, enjoyed the music!

Email address: jlc147@psu.edu

Guest: Carol Immel Nelson, Salmon, ID
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at 11:14:05 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German NIcknames
Surnames of interest: Blauch/Blough, Moose, Miller, Ewing, Immel, Snyder, Swartz, Faron, Gloor, Harbert, Hochstetler, Naftzger, Bonewitz, Byers
Comments: I really enjoyed learning more about German naming customs. Plus, I've always been told my mother's side (Blough) were PA Dutch but never knew what that meant and now I do! THANKS!!!

Email address: cimmel@dmi.net

Guest: Cheri Kerchner, Freeport, IL
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at 09:46:25 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Just looking ! I am married into the Kerchner family and do not know much about the background.

Email address: dkerchner@mwci.net

Guest: Joel Lautenschleger, Laguna Hills, CA,
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at 00:25:50 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenschleger
Comments: I am the son of George Donald Lautenschleger of Elyria, Ohio, who is the son of Joel Lautenschleger, also of Elyria, Ohio. His father, I believe, was George Lautenschleger a farmer in Holmes County, Ohio. He married a Lowe girl and they had 11 children. Thank you so much for all the information. You certainly have put an enormous amount of time and effort into this. Is a picture of our coat of arms available? Thank you again.

Email address: J Lauten @AOL.com

Guest: Gail Oldroyd, Prince George, B.C., Canada
Date-Time: Monday, October 13, 1997 at 23:22:51 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Rauckmann, Caroline Meyer, Vennemann
Comments: Great place to visit! Still having some trouble with Rauckmann though. Can anyone help?

Email address: pgfs@pgfuneral.bc.ca

Guest: Kathy Feeley, Ames, IA
Date-Time: Monday, October 13, 1997 at 18:53:39 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gubser,Wendel,Beck,Strobel,
Comments: Thanks, It was very educational. I appreciate the tips. Just learning and they help..Kass

Email address: Kass60@aol.com

Guest: Julie Sones Molek, Richland Center WI
Date-Time: Monday, October 13, 1997 at 12:08:10 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: SOHN/SONES, GINDER, ZARLEY/ZEARLEY/ZEARLY, DE VORE, FLETCHER, CALLANTINE, MOLEK, LHOTKA, SVOBODA, SYLVEKA
Comments: Excellent explanation of German nation customs. I always wondered why every relative back then all had the same first name but the family differentiated based on 2nd or 3rd names in a string.

Email address: jts@mwt.net

Guest: Rosalene Nielsen, Sacramento, CA 95831
Date-Time: Monday, October 13, 1997 at 03:46:00 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Starting in PA: Braun/Brown, Leonardt,Leonard, Myers, Walker. Other places: Bagley, Begley, Combs, Cornett, Farrington, McIver, Roberts, Ross, Twitchell, Sizemore, Wait, Wells, Anderson
Comments: I enjoyed your page, found it very helpful. I am stuck on MYERS in PA. Need a book, or a website of Church baptisms and marriages in Bedford, Cumberland, Lancaster, York, or I am going to be there the rest of my life. Have a Daniel Myers b c1783 PA, possible son, or brother Lewis Bloom Myers b 1812 McConnellville, Bedford Co. I have discovered this naming pattern all around where I located Daniel and son Jacob in later years.

Email address: rosalene@ns.net

Guest: Marian Shippey Cote, Visalia, CA
Date-Time: Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 21:32:54 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames, etc
Surnames of interest: HUPP
Comments: Informative information. Thanks.

Email address: cote@lightspeed.net

Guest: Faye Kizer Robbins
Date-Time: Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 19:14:09 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kizer, Gerhart, Dinkel, Van Brunt, Scull, Whitehead, Keim, Colwell
Comments: Great page! Cleared up alot of misunderstandings.

Email address: faybe@aol.com

Guest: John Schulze Flagstaff Hill Sth Australia
Date-Time: Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 10:21:02 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: GRAMPP
Comments: Most interesting looking at your site. German namiming customs has been helpful

Email address: sarg@senet.com.au

Guest: Ron Greenwald, Fort Collins CO.
Date-Time: Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 06:28:06 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Greenwald, Grunewald, Bott, Batt, Bath
Comments: Very helpful. Was there any pattern to how they named illegitimate children? Have some in our tree that then seems to dead end.

Email address: ronfarm15@aol.com

Guest: Tyler Loudenslager , Memphis TN
Date-Time: Friday, October 10, 1997 at 20:25:24 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Well this was cool!!! Do you know if the Loudenslager's are part of this family :)

Email address: madmax@vantek.net

Guest: Charles Wesley Kirschner
Date-Time: Friday, October 10, 1997 at 19:31:26 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kirschner, Kirchner, Kirshner, Kerschner, Kerchner, Kershner
Comments: My ancestors came to USA (early 1800s) from Alsace Loraine France (German Community). The story my dad tells is that there were 5 brothers (name something like Kaishner), they each took a different spelling of the name. My branch settled in Erie PA, but I don't know anything about the other 4 brothers nor anything about the family in Alsace-Loraine.

Email address: cwk@io.com

Guest: Faith Pueblo West Co.
Date-Time: Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 20:15:53 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sheary, Miniear, Tharp, Daugherty, Fleming
Comments: I found your article on customs very interesting. My ggrandparents were from Union County, Mifflinburg Pa. George Edward and Leah Young Sheary. 1818. He had 13 children and I visisted there last year and only found one Sheary living there.

Email address: fastgram@aol.com

Guest: Andreas Kerchner, Spesbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 15:38:32 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Excellent pages.

Email address: Kerchner@student.uni-kl.de

Guest: Pinhead
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 10:33:42 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Thanks for the info. it just support an argument I had with a classmate. Since I am German, that was my theory. Now on to that Amish thing. :-) Have a nice day. Pinny

Email address: pinhead69@geocities.com

Guest: Robert Crabtree, Rancho Cordova, CA
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 00:02:14 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sheffey, Geyer, Bengle
Comments: My GGGG Grandfather's name Was ADAM Sheffey. What I learned in your paper has me to believe that Adam was his second given name. Johannes Geyer and Lorentz Bengle married his daughters Elizabeth and Catherina respv. Also, except for Adam, all given names have been used in all generations since 1700s. This all fits into the scheme of my lines and may make further research a little easier. Thanks.

Email address: crabtree@speedlink.com

Guest: Joanne Hanrahan, Baltimore, MD, USA
Date-Time: Monday, October 06, 1997 at 22:22:47 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Alsheimer, Meder
Comments: Thanks for the help with naming customs. I think you may have helped me find in a listing the name of my grandfather Josephe Alsheimer.

Email address: JHanra2794@aol.com

Guest: John Varnell, Albany, Georgia
Date-Time: Sunday, October 05, 1997 at 20:46:48 (EDT)
Page visited: German Nicknames, German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Whitener (Weidner), Strutt
Comments: Very much enjoyed, and was informed by your information. Thanks.

Email address: lawyer@isoa.net

Guest: Charles F. Lusk
Date-Time: Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 10:54:16 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Knauss, Bitler, Blank, Bieber, Noecker, Harrod Waggoner, Oswalt, Lusk
Comments: It looks quite useful. Although I did not find a use, but I have bookmarked it and expect to be back.

Email address: clusk@wcoil.com

Guest: Rev John Gray - Greenfield, OH
Date-Time: Friday, October 03, 1997 at 19:23:47 (EDT)
Page visited: German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Schleich, Kolb
Comments: Thank you!

Email address: revjgray@bright.net

Guest: Bob Seeberger, Pittsburgh, PA
Date-Time: Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 16:48:59 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa German Nicknames
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Enjoyed it, very good

Email address: 104516.455@Compuserve.com

Guest: CDR L.K. Weber, Jr. USN(Ret.), Jacksonville, FL
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 11:07:02 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Weber, Dryer (van Drier), Keller, Silbernagel
Comments: Interesting information which I can certainly use for there are a number of generations with ten and twelve children! Thank you

Email address: lkwsior@mediaone.net

Guest: Chris Rohr, Catasauqua PA.
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 12:26:55 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Your web page is very informative. I learned a lot. I am doing a project for English on my heritage and I am half PA Dutch.

Email address: hvsg@grove.iup.com

Guest: Barbara Kaufmann, Williamsburg, VA
Date-Time: Monday, September 29, 1997 at 14:51:52 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Watkins, Dressel, Rieboldt, Lohmeyer, Lang, Arensberg, Macdonald, Burger, Daily, Dubois, Wessels, Gerst. Husband: Kaufmann, Beck, Biehl, Spuhler.
Comments: I haven't had time to read your whole article on German naming patterns, so I printed it out to go over thoroughly. From the little I've read it looks like you will be supplying me with very valuable backgound information I have been looking for on this subject. Thank you. Barbara

Email address: BAWKgene@aol.com

Guest: Shelly Laudenslager, Catasauqua, PA
Date-Time: Monday, September 29, 1997 at 13:07:36 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Geneology Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: David Laudenslager is my father and I was searching for info on the web for him! I saw his name on one of your other pages because of information you and he shared at one point.

Email address: shelynla@bu.edu

Guest: Karen Sidenstick-Price
Date-Time: Monday, September 29, 1997 at 01:11:38 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Sidenstick/Seidenstricker, Stone, Hysell/Hisle, Russell, Haley
Comments: Very interesting and informative page.

Email address: price@siscom.net

Guest: Chris Guidry
Date-Time: Monday, September 29, 1997 at 00:52:59 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Beard, Baher, Bahr
Comments: We are looking for ancestors and we were told that beard not only came from french but from german and would like infomation that might connect it.

Email address: guidry@bbs.snol.com

Guest: Ida Mae Kirkwood, Ellwood City, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, September 28, 1997 at 19:43:20 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Gen. Page, guest book.
Surnames of interest: German names: Fiscus/Fischkus, Aukerman, Miller, Strohm.
Comments: Job well done. Thank you.

Email address: xerxes@fyi.net

Guest: Jackie Yount Smith Montalba, Anderson Co. Texas
Date-Time: Sunday, September 28, 1997 at 19:17:11 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Jundt Yount Yunt Yundt
Comments: Your web page is very interesting.

Email address: famgen@hotmail.com

Guest: Margarette Rathke, Huntsville, TX
Date-Time: Saturday, September 27, 1997 at 17:30:04 (EDT)
Page visited: All, but really enjoyed PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Rathke, Dyal, Hinkle, Wagner, Redman, Klaes, Lucke, Kittel, Neumann, Kubaczek, Lackey (Leckie), Killough, Dentzer, Papen, Muchmore, Sweeten,(Sweeton) Hampton, Willis, Oliver, Rittenhousen, Denny Hampton, Baker, Williamson
Comments: An excellent article, well written and informative. I'll refer to it often. Thanks!

Email address: mrathke@myriad.net

Guest: Barbara Weaver, Flourtown, PA 19031
Date-Time: Saturday, September 27, 1997 at 12:47:12 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Fidler, Manker, Fenner, Dursch
Comments: I've asked about those very naming customs in many different places just this summer - sever Mennonite History Centers here in Eastern PA, and local LDS history center and no one could even give me a hint. Thanks for your web page!!!

Email address: bweaver@afs.pvt.k12.pa.us

Guest: Antoinette Marie Rossi,Philadelphia,PA
Date-Time: Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 16:29:01 (EDT)
Page visited: all of the above!
Surnames of interest: Broscius, Brozys, Davis, Hoagland, Lovett, Rossi, Ricci, Gillespie, Kearney, Bonvicin, Schuck, Laux, Berweiler, Porten, Kiefski, Kiejewski, Niniewicz, Rotkopff, Becker, Lex, Schmitz, Zang
Comments: This is a great source of information. I found it through a url from somebody on the PA catholics list. thank you for all the information. It is just as thrilling to find out online than to wait for weeks to get info from archives, etc. Toni

Email address: CalDreamer@webtv.net

Guest: NORM HOEWISCHER, JACKSONVILLE, FL.
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 16:55:40 (EDT)
Page visited: PA DUTCH ETC..............
Surnames of interest: HOEWISHER HOEWISCHER
Comments: LIKED YOUR ARTICLE.

Email address: masory@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Elizabeth L. Meyer,Telford PA
Date-Time: Sunday, September 21, 1997 at 22:09:37 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gosser, Spangler
Comments: Found your page informative, especially the addition of the letters of the female surnames. Thanks. Liz

Email address: lizmey@becnet.com

Guest: Scott E. Kerchner, Bedford, OH
Date-Time: Sunday, September 21, 1997 at 14:14:58 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: My mother and father, Harvey and Ursel Kerchner, also of Bedford, are with me visiting your wonderful site. We are thrilled by all the work you have done to research our name. Love your music! We are related to the Tiffin, Oh Kerchners.

Email address: kerchner@dc.jones.com

Guest: Mary Ann Graff, Nashville, lL
Date-Time: Sunday, September 21, 1997 at 01:59:37 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Graff, Heiple, Will, Friend
Comments: This was interesting reading. I hope it might be helpful in pursuing my research. Both my family and my husband's family have early roots in PA.

Email address: graff@midwest.net

Guest: Gregory Phillips, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 19:40:57 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager, Schaeffer,Knerr
Comments: I am looking for Heinrich Lautenschlager who married Anna Seitz and had a daughter, Elizabeth Catherine Lautenschlager, who married Johann Martin Schaeffer in May 29, 1749 in Reichelsheim, Germany.

Email address: p1cal@infi.net (tried to contact you but email address is invalid)

Guest: Janel Hileman, Palmyra PA
Date-Time: Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 19:27:22 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Hileman Smoyer
Comments: I am actually doing a report on the Pennsylvania Dutch and Lancaster County for my American Culture and Values class. I would appreciate any information you believe would be helpful. Thank you. Janel Hileman

Email address: janel@eden.rutgers.edu

Guest: Olive Hoffman, Salem OR
Date-Time: Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 14:09:37 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Hoffman, Spangler, Wildt, Seiffert/Seifert, Miller/Mueller, Zimmerman/Carpenter
Comments: Your nickname site has been a help for names found when searching church and other records. Thank you.

Email address: OBRoots@aol.com

Guest: C. Winterrowd, Indiana
Date-Time: Thursday, September 18, 1997 at 23:06:10 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager
Comments: My grandmother's maiden name was Ruth Loudenslager. Her earliest ancestors that I know about were John T. Loudenslager born in Baltimore, MD 1/30/1830. His father was Jacob Loudenslager born in 1800 but I don't know where. I'm wondering if you have run across where the name was spelled differently than what you have here. I feel there probably is a connection. My last name [married name] is Winterrowd and we know that there have been 31 different spellings of it in the US since the first one came over from Germany in 1632. I imagine Loudenslager has changed too. What do you know about this? Thanks!

Email address: winter@hsonline.net

Guest: Mary Turney Miller , Michigan
Date-Time: Thursday, September 18, 1997 at 09:54:39 (EDT)
Page visited: Rev War Muster Rolls Northampton Co., PA
Surnames of interest: Doreny, Turney, Swartz, Bahr
Comments: As you say, early names took many forms. My Turney family was also spelled Dorney. Interested in 1740s thru Rev War in PA.

Email address: hlm@qtm.net

Guest: Steve Stockheimer, West Salem, Wi
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 23:07:18 (EDT)
Page visited: Home page
Surnames of interest: Stockheimer, Bornbach, Fennigkoh,Affeldt
Comments: German naming excellent!

Email address: sstockheim@aol.com

Guest: Al Wopshall Fort Wayne, IN
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 11:25:44 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa German Naming
Surnames of interest: Wobschall, Battig, Hartzke, Wenzel
Comments: Interesting article. It explains a lot of the confusion in name searching.

Email address: Awopshall@aol.com

Guest: Jean Cain, Lansing, MI
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 13:45:21 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Wildfong, Strohm, Livergood, Schroeder, Scheirich, Muney, Rove, Wines
Comments: What a great site!

Email address: cainj@voyager.net

Guest: George D. Lautenschleger
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 12:20:36 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschleger
Comments: Excellent page. I am trying to trace my grandparents Joel and Elisibeth who lived in Elyria Ohio. Any information would be helpful. Thank you and again great work.

Email address: Dlaut@aol.com

Guest: Chris E EMA, Santa Ana CA 92705-3061 2
Date-Time: Sunday, September 14, 1997 at 02:12:36 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Parents of William Franklin FISHER 1809 Macungie Twnp Montgomery CO
Comments: Beautiful Site !

Email address: E111416@aol.com

Guest: Scott M. Helfrich, Emmaus, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 15:38:56 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Helfrich
Comments: Thanks for any help!

Email address: helfrich@nsu.acast.nova.edu

Guest: John Shuey, Gainesville (Go Gators!), FL
Date-Time: Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 21:51:44 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Shuey, ALbert, Keller, Burris, Miller
Comments: Thanks for an interesting & informative page.

Email address: jshuey@mindspring.com

Guest: Joanna Hershner
Date-Time: Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 20:55:19 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner and Kershner are Different German Family Names
Surnames of interest: Hershner and Beiser
Comments: Enjoyed all your pages. They are extremely helpful for research, and creative as well. I voted for the above page, since it was of great interest to me. Thanks for all your work. J

Email address: nanna_pearls@msn.com

Guest: John H. Winter, Pittsburgh PA
Date-Time: Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 15:09:00 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Winter, Moss, Baumbach, Smith
Comments: Naming customs popped up just when a freind of mine was up in the air about which name was the first and which was the second. Your article straighened that out. Thanks

Email address: honest007@aol.com

Guest: Dale Laudenslager, Charlotte MI
Date-Time: Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 12:34:55 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Very Interesting!

Email address: dalel@voyager.net

Guest: Patrick Placher, Saginaw MI
Date-Time: Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 11:26:20 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: PLACHER
Comments: Just nstarted doing family tree within the last few weeks. Been told that my back ground on my fathers side was PA Dutch. Surfing the net for any info. I plan on giving my sister in law this sites address so she can also check it out. Any info on the PLACHER would be aprecated.

Email address: placher@bigfoot.com

Guest: Arthur J. Staub, Chambersburg PA
Date-Time: Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 07:25:47 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Staub/Staab, Schrack, Klepper, Shearer, Kesselburg,
Comments: Interesting and good tips.

Email address: akstaub@epix.net

Guest: Bob Madler; Baker, MT
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 19:06:03 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Madler, Lampl, Oberle, Rittinger, etc.
Comments: Thanks for the information. Truly appreciated. Cheers!

Email address: madler@sierra.net

Guest: Mary Williams, Binghamton, NY
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 15:03:32 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: VAN DEECKE, KOCH
Comments: Looking for ggrandparents who arrived from Germany. Nice Web Site.

Email address: maryjean@stny.lrun.com

Guest: Joan Anglea, Sacramento CA
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 01:15:27 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Shinnaberry/Shinaberry, Miler, Clear, Stilwell, Anglea, Clendening, Perdue, Ingram, Downey, Goslin, Ward, Hamer
Comments: Very informative. I think this is the naming convention used by the Shinnaberry's.

Email address: jab@calweb.com

Guest: Allen Busch, Innisfail, Alberta Canada
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 00:39:36 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Busch, Hubbell
Comments: Great page, you have been a geat help with my research... thanks. Allen Busch

Email address: Busch@telusplanet.net

Guest: Warren R. Schaub, Hayward WI
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 09, 1997 at 18:07:42 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Schaub
Comments: Outstanding web page. You have me interested in searching my name further.

Email address: schaub@win.bright.net

Guest: Johannes Helmut Merz, Hamilton, Ontario
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 09, 1997 at 11:45:41 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German NOT Dutch, PA German Nicknames.
Surnames of interest: Groh, Demuth, Hahn, Schlauch (Slough, Schlagmilch.
Comments: Congratulations to Mr.Kerchner for his great contribution. Finally somebody to clear up the misnomer PA-Dutch and explain the right designation PA-German. After the Amer. Rev. many PA-Germans left with their families to move north to Ontario and settled near Niagara. If suddenly a name disappears between 1784-1796 from Pennsylvania, it may be a good idea to look north. The music is great to listen to. Keep digging, the truth is out there somewhere. John Helmut Merz, the Hessian researcher.

Email address: hessian@cgocable.net,

Guest: Gary R Kohl, Portsmouth RI
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 09, 1997 at 09:59:54 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kohl, P asse, Zeigler, Passow, Siegler, Shafer,Bleular
Comments: Great page, thanks

Email address: kohl@edgenet.net

Guest: Nancy Francis, Randolph, OH
Date-Time: Monday, September 08, 1997 at 22:10:32 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Rearick, Rohrig, Coleman, Kuhlman, Messsenheimer, Slonaker, Hawk, Harkleroad, Treash, Humbert, Fulkerson, Snyder
Comments: Good info. Gives direction to look for ancesters.

Email address: N4Fran@aol.com

Guest: Marysue Eulitz, Anywhere USA, RV Gypsy
Date-Time: Monday, September 08, 1997 at 03:19:50 (EDT)
Page visited: German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Eulitz, Stoesser, Potter, Supler, Kirk, Klinefelter, Hendrix, and more
Comments: LOVE the music in the nickname look-see. I will check out your other pages. marysue

Email address: marysueeulitz@prodigy.net

Guest: C. Goddard
Date-Time: Saturday, September 06, 1997 at 01:24:42 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Ogline, Folmar, Lemon
Comments: I know they came from PA they are the names of grandparents. I am just getting started. They were of german decent. Any infomation would be helpful.

Email address: cgoddard@bellsouth.net

Guest: Tom Neel, New London OH
Date-Time: Friday, September 05, 1997 at 20:51:43 (EDT)
Page visited: Descendant Chart for Balthasar Fetterman
Surnames of interest: Fetterman
Comments: My mother is a Fetterman. Have researched descendants of Peter Fetterman in Wayne Co, Sandusky Co, Henry Co OH primarily. Also have quite a bit of material on the early PA Fettermans, their ancestry in Germany, and have also copied items pertaining to the crew at Pittsburgh.

Email address: tito@accnorwalk.com

Guest: Lester C. Ellis, Jasper AL
Date-Time: Friday, September 05, 1997 at 13:16:50 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: John, Ellis
Comments: Enjoyed the page and music very much. Thank you,

Email address: Bige7743@bellsouth.net

Guest: Bill Mühlbach, Stettler, Alberta, Canada
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 at 22:42:05 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Mühlbach, Reichelt, Hahn, Meisel, Michel, Herd, Leben, Burger.
Comments: Just happened to run onto your page and looks like yuo have done a lot of research. Nice work.

Email address: bmuhlbach@heartland.ab.ca

Guest: Sharon "CLAAR" Dalton, Jackson, Ohio
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 at 22:20:51 (EDT)
Page visited: Cannot go to any of your web pages/will not connect
Surnames of interest: Claar, Jacob, Johann Simon Claar
Comments: Any sites you can refer me to, to research the surname "Claar" from Germany would be appreciated. Jacob Claar and Wife Anna Maria died at sea in 1740. Surviving son Johann Simon Claar lived in Bedford Co., Pa as an indentured slave, died in PA after 1780, married to Anna Margaretha KLEE before 1756 possibly in PA. Anna's birth: 09Mar1741 in PA? George Washington Claar b before 1765in York Co.PA? m circa 1789 PA .Died circa 1845 Jackson Co.,Ohio. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Sharon "Claar" Dalton, 6723 Four Mile Road, Jackson, Ohio 45640-9072 614-286-8214

Email address: baldwin@zoomnet.net

Guest: David W. DeWitt, Lake Forest, Ca.
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 02, 1997 at 00:54:58 (EDT)
Page visited: Loudenslager,DeWitt
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager,George Washington
Comments: Great amount of info. Thanks

Email address: ddewitt123@aol.com

Guest: mary louise,Forsht,Bay.Confer
Date-Time: Monday, September 01, 1997 at 22:33:35 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Forsht, david
Comments: I am very new at this researching, if you have any suggestion for me please{ HELP} I am not even sure if the name is german. your german names and customs tradition of pa. where very helpfull .i will get the books that you mention and begin the puzzle of David Forsht. thanks so much, Mary

Email address: Confer@earthlink.net

Guest: Desma Brewton Morrison
Date-Time: Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 21:17:47 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sinner
Comments: I'm so glad to have discovered your write up on German names. (It certainly pays to surf the Net!) A cousin of mine had traced the family back to the 1600's: from Germany through Russia to America. But, it was perplexing to see so many names repeated. Thank you for the explanation.

Email address: morrison@vegasnet.net

Guest: Albert E.Lyons
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 23:45:45 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Lyons, Holtzclaw, Bigler,Griffith.
Comments: I enjoyed reading your paper on German Family Naming Customs. Queston - Could Lyons be a German name?

Email address: Lyonsfam@hotmail.com

Guest: W. NEILL WERKHEISER, EASTON, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 18:34:17 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: NICE JOB!

Email address: WWNNWW@AOL.COM

Guest: Phyllis Dale
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 13:15:05 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Samuel La Fuze.
Comments: Your explanation of Pa Dutchmen settles a long debate. He now sees the light.

Email address: pdale@sprynet.com

Guest: Holly Marie Howard
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 21:54:36 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customes
Surnames of interest: Geise, Snyder, Zeigenfuss
Comments: Your naming rules, using saints' names, were something I had forgotten from my childhood, but these will prove quite useful as I proceed with my family research on the Geises in Berks, Northumberland, and Schuylkill Counties. Danke Schon~~

Email address: Holly.Howard@UTMB.EDU

Guest: Kathy Parker
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 19:49:16 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wentz,Miller,Orris,Samuel,Jackson,Kephart
Comments: I thought your information was very helpful. In my own family there are simular patterns or maybe patterns isn't the correct term. We do seem to have lots of Franks and Henrys tho.

Email address: apache@surfshop.net

Guest: Connie Taylor
Date-Time: Monday, August 25, 1997 at 20:09:15 (EDT)
Page visited: Pennsylvania Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Nehs, Neese, Neiz, etc
Comments: I liked your explanation very much. My family of Nehs came to the US in 1731, from Germany. My mother thinks that they were Dutch, not German, so I am going to show her your page.

Email address: taylor@in-motion.net

Guest: Ann Hoff
Date-Time: Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 13:35:50 (EDT)
Page visited: Loudenslager
Surnames of interest: LOUDENSLAGER, KOHLHOFF
Comments: I loved your site. I am a beginner with a great grandfather named George Washington Loudenslager who married a Julia A Cooper. Their daughter Harriet Loudenslager married Richard Frederick Kohlhoff. I hope I can find my "tree" as well as you have done. Keep up the good work!

Email address: rahoff@cyberstation.net

Guest: George W. Harnock
Date-Time: Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 12:50:53 (EDT)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Harnach - Harnack - Harnock
Comments: This is the BEST site that I have seen and heard.

Email address: gharnock@golden.net

Guest: Fred Payne
Date-Time: Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 08:31:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Gernam Naming Customs an others
Surnames of interest: Boman, Bowman, Potts, VanVliet
Comments: Interesting stuff could be of much help with Royals, Ryles. Having trouble finding if Boman, Royal (Ryle), and Potts (mine not necessarily Welch) are German.

Email address: fred.payne@ns.sympatico.ca

Guest: Gail R. Brown
Date-Time: Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 00:02:19 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Rakestraw, Raines, Hobgood, Turnipseed, Bullock, Hicks, Beasley, Conn.
Comments: Found you information very interesting.

Email address: gbrown1@peop.tds.net

Guest: Virginia Finley Workings
Date-Time: Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 20:41:45 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Workings, Warner
Comments: If anyone else is looking for "Workings" (Samuel Workings 1828-1874) have them Email their message. I am trying to find out what country he came from.

Email address: Virginia.Finley@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Pat Cronin
Date-Time: Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 12:51:42 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kuhn (Berks Co & Westmoreland Co)
Comments: Thanks for the naming info. I'd wondered why my ancestors had John George & John Adam...I like your picture, also.

Email address: abcpec@erols.com

Guest: Krys Douglas
Date-Time: Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 00:32:01 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Wunderliche, Lehman (Layman), Peck, Sichele
Comments: Glad to find this useful resource!

Email address: krys@wizrealm.com

Guest: John J. Johnstonbaugh
Date-Time: Friday, August 22, 1997 at 00:38:07 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Johns(t)onbaugh, Schantzenbach
Comments: I appreciate your verification of how the name John was applied to all the sons of the Schantzenbauch family. I noticed that all were given the same first name, but did not know why. Thanks.

Email address: jjohnsto@oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us

Guest: Paul Wright
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 23:15:10 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Home Page
Surnames of interest: Wright, Peters, Schleuss, Laudenschlager, Guenther, Stoltenberg, Haack, Schoening, Bartlett, Gessner, Wilkins, Schultz, Schroeder, Popp, Reinert, Bonhoff, Rubeck, Reinert.....
Comments: Hi Charlie. It's nice to see what you've been doing with your spare time. :)

Email address: owen4@hotmail.com

Guest: Jo Patterson
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 22:03:15 (EDT)
Page visited: Genealogy 101
Surnames of interest: Blose Long Shaeffer Lurn
Comments: Thank you for your wonderful resources and tips!

Email address: jolietjo@aol.com

Guest: Andrew D. Kirkner
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 14:59:07 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kirkner
Comments: I have found information on the family name of KIRKNER, dating back to 1596. This seems to conflict with with some of the information in your explanation of your family name.

Email address: akirkner@vvm.com

Guest: Dot Butz
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 11:36:46 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Stansbury Zabel Newman Provolt Soper Butts
Comments: At some time or another these people were in Pa., spelling's may differ

Email address: dot1@netnitco.net

Guest: Erin Roth
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 15:29:54 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Roth Delong
Comments: Thanks for the info.

Email address: erinr@aol.com

Guest: Allan Troutman
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 14:37:32 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Troutman, Huffman, Bunger, Dooley
Comments: Very good.

Email address: atroutman3837@aol.com

Guest: troye mueller
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 01:14:47 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Mueller
Comments: I enjoyed the visit and the music.

Email address: smueller@slonet.org

Guest: Anita Mosteller
Date-Time: Monday, August 18, 1997 at 02:04:10 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Mosteller, Fox, Mueller
Comments: Music is nice while reading. :)

Email address: mostel@open.org

Guest: Lois Hoover Tonhauser
Date-Time: Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 15:44:19 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are of German Heritage, No Dutch
Surnames of interest: Buttermore - Jacobs - Trout - Hoover - Kurtz
Comments: Informative DELUXE plus enjoyable reading! THANKS!

Email address: Erlos@Palmnet.net

Guest: Linda Houyouse
Date-Time: Friday, August 15, 1997 at 23:32:19 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Gernhardt, Gernert, V/Fetterman, Steininger, Meitzler, Jacoby
Comments: snail mail @ Linda Houyouse 4065 Germano Rd. SE, Carrollton, OH 44615 330-739-4931. Have a copy of the book by Jeremiah Gernerd - Descendants of Heinrich Gernhardt

Email address: linda@hotmail.com

Guest: Terry Hinkle
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 21:09:38 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Hinkle Henkel
Comments: My father-in-law told me of your web page

Email address: hinkle@hfab1.sc.ti.com

Guest: John Mutchler Cox
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 01:43:57 (EDT)
Page visited: Gentips
Surnames of interest: Mutchler Hovarter Cox Garlots Fair Rowe Eckert
Comments: I am a beginner. Your beginner tips are great. Thanks

Email address: jcox@azstarnet.com

Guest: Barbara Forgue
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 22:55:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Strauel Heim Kaufmann
Comments: Thanks for the information on names. It was very interesting. I'm anxious to double check this.

Email address: 1392534b@inet.westshore.cc.mi.us

Guest: James Gilbert
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 22:29:41 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner
Surnames of interest: Gilbert, Beam (Boehm), Ogle, Livengood (Levengood, Liebenguth), Rinker (Ringer).
Comments: Guest book is looking good.

Email address: jmgil@erols.com

Guest: Melanie Rae Peters
Date-Time: Monday, August 11, 1997 at 00:33:20 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Peters
Comments: This page was extremely helpful for what I was looking for. Thank you.

Email address: moxie@epix.net

Guest: Lorraine Phyllis Reber Houck
Date-Time: 9 Aug 1997
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Reber Dietrich Brechts Kauffman Steinbruch
Comments: I have been doing some research on the REBERS from Lehigh County, and Berks Co. My REBER branch comes from Windsor Twp., Berks Co., PA---Johann Leonhardt REBER. Also the DIETRICHS from Richland Twp., Berks Co., the BRECHTS / BRIGHTS from Berks Co., the KAUFMAN / KAUFFMAN families from Berks Co., the STEINBRUCHS from Lynn Twp., etc. etc. etc. I was born and raised in Hamburg, Berks Co., PA.

Email address: roloph@enter.net

Guest: Tess Kaplan
Date-Time: 9 Aug 1997
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schiele, Sheeley, Fuss, Gonder, Toms
Comments: Your page was very informative. I have recently begun my PA Deutsch roots and it's nice to see the clarification. If interested I am researching my family names (Schiehle - have determine he, Johannes Schiele, immigrated to Philadelphia from Deutschland in 1739 aboard the Loyal Judith (the name became Sheeley in PA). Other family names I am searching that I also believe have Deutsch roots are Fuss, Gonder, and Toms. Again, I enjoyed your website. Thank you, Tess Kaplan TANDMKAP@AOL.COM

Email address: TANDMKAP@AOL.COM

Guest: Joanne
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 6, 1997 at 22:36:38 (EDT)
Page visited: 1812 Project
Surnames of interest: Hermansdorfers from Bavaria
Comments: I love your page. It's wonderfully helpful. I'll look at it again and again. I'm typing to the pace of your music.

Email address: rchasse@cybercom.net

Guest: Elmer W. Heffelfinger
Date-Time: 19 Jul 1997
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Heffelfinger
Comments: Thank you for all your help in finding the references for my ancestor's Revolutionary War service. Now I must begin the task of cataloging and copying the references for SAR membership.

Email address: maheffe@ptd.net

Guest: Carl M. Shrader
Date-Time: 17 Jul 1997
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Shrader Schrader Schroeder Schroeter Schroter
Comments: You did it. Miracles never cease. Your last note ties together 15 years of notes, bits and pieces, all the way back to 1731 when Johann Michael Shrother came into Philadelphia with his father. You and Jack Barrett cleared me up. Thanks for your help.

Email address: maheffe@ptd.net

Guest: George Diehl
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at 12:18:38 (EDT)
Page visited: 1812 Project
Surnames of interest: Diehl
Comments: Nice page. May help in a lot of research.

Email address: gdad@seanet.com


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