January-June 1998 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: PETE TOLLEY
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 11:36:44 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner
Surnames of interest: Stroup, Lane, Houck(Houk), Grubb, Catron, Roberts
Comments: Thanks for some interesting info.

Email address: dt725@naxs.com

Guest: Richard Guenther, Kennewick WA
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 02:35:26 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Guenther, Ginther, Guinther
Comments: I appreciate the information on assigning names. I recently found my great great grandfather's family listed in the 1870 census and found out that there were several more family members than any of us ever knew about. Knowing the naming convention may be helpful.

Email address: richard@anniesbooks.com

Guest: Kathleen Dora Kerchner Stephen
Date-Time: Monday, June 29, 1998 at 19:52:56 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Always interested in family history

Email address: kstephen@beth.k12.pa.us

Guest: Sheryl Grace
Date-Time: Monday, June 29, 1998 at 12:31:56 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bolander, Seimer, Landwahl
Comments: Your info. may have provided us the "leap" we need to get from the US to the family ties in Wuertemburg. Thanks for the info.

Email address: slgrace@aol.com

Guest: Rebekah Mohr, Salt Lake City, Utah
Date-Time: Sunday, June 28, 1998 at 00:27:19 (EDT)
Page visited: Genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: Mohr, Bradley.
Comments: I came across your page searching the net for Mohrs. It appears that your Lucy's mother Lydia was a Mohr. The Mohr line is what I am primarily intrested in. Do you happen to know who her parents where or anything else about her family. Please let me know if you have any information as the line has been a hard one to trace. Thank you. R.Mohr drmohr@burgoyne.com

Email address: drmohr@burgoyne.com

Guest: Pat Alexander, Gadsden, AL
Date-Time: Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 18:06:15 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: What a delightful and informative page you have. Music was such a joyful selection. I've been searching for a name for a soon to be acquired Minature Schnauzer. I want our new baby to have proper nomenclature. I have considered the Url of Gigabyte. Thanks for all your hard work.

Email address: walex1@mindspring.com

Guest: Gennifer L. Scott, Emmetsburg, IA.
Date-Time: Friday, June 26, 1998 at 16:37:20 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Landmesser
Comments: I was impressed to see this page. Have visited alot of sites. Not much on us German's. I know that my ancestors settled in Luzerne Co. and owned a Hotel in Wilkes Barrie, PA. One moved on to Jasper Co.,IA. This has been an education and a unique journey. Thank you for you information and interest.

Email address: gens@sttiowa.com

Guest: Carolyn Prokopich
Date-Time: Friday, June 26, 1998 at 16:03:23 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Gen. Home Page, PA German naming customs
Surnames of interest: LAIR/LEHR, CRATSER/CROTZER, TONER, UPDEGROVE, UPDEGRAFF, FORNASZEWSKI, PROKOPICH, REDLINSKI
Comments: Jacob Lair/Lehr arrived PA 1774 m. Catharine Cratser/Crotzer. Looking for father of Edward Toner b. Lycoming Co. 1783, mother Deborah ? Edward married Susan Updegraff. Fornaszewski, Prokopich, Redlinski arrived U.S. 1899-1911

Email address: ckopich@stlnet.com

Guest: Sharon Sullivan, Galena, Ohio
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 23:06:55 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: riegel, Brush, Drown
Comments: interesting

Email address: o_sully@hotmail.com

Guest: Vicki L Eldred Traud
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 16:01:09 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Eldred
Comments: The town of Eldred, PA was named after my great great grandfather. I'm trying to get more information about that, but I'm having no luck.

Email address: vtraud@erinet.com

Guest: Merril Higgins
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 11:23:49 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Garman, Dunkle, Fronk
Comments: No comment at this time

Email address: mhiggins@columbia-center.org

Guest: John L. Powers, Summit, AR.
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 23:15:11 (EDT)
Page visited: pa dutch are german not dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Page was very interesting. I'm interested in their customs.

Email address: powermt@mtnhome.com

Guest: Carolyn Stigman Burnham
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 16:39:09 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Custons
Surnames of interest: Stigman, Graeff, Kutz, Culberson
Comments: Found your Naming Customs of interest, seems to fit into my research findings.

Email address: wburnha1@maine.rr.com

Guest: Gisela W Murdter, 6 Tresham Walk, London E9 6EN,
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 09:22:02 (EDT)
Page visited: all of them....
Surnames of interest: Murdter, Eckle, Spengler (I've given up Müller, as this is an endless task... - but if it helps:my mother's mum's maiden name was Müller and she came from a town called 'Busenbach' in Germany (Black Forest area)
Comments: Fantastic reading! And what a lot of effort you put into this - I admire your stamina! I've been living in London, UK for the last five years after spending most of my grown up life in Stuttgart/Germany (I was brought up in Kuchen in the state of Baden-Württemberg). It seems being abroad makes it more important to find out where ancestors have come from and where they went to. Many thanks for giving people the opportunity to use your site for communicating with each other.

Email address: murdterg@bupa.com

Guest: Mary Williams Raymond
Date-Time: Monday, June 22, 1998 at 17:41:26 (EDT)
Page visited: kalglo.com/ad.htm
Surnames of interest: Williams, Mayer,Becktol (or Bechtel), Craven Stauder
Comments: You have complied some great information.

Email address: funlove802@aol.com

Guest: Lucille Lowery, Lumberton, NC
Date-Time: Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 18:18:32 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hennig, Monthie Non-German - Lowery
Comments: Hennig - George (or Gustav) and Bertha emigrated from Dresden, Germany to NY in 1868. Do not know Bertha's maiden name. Love your music.!.!

Email address: lucteach@weblnk.net

Guest: Loretta Lynn Layman
Date-Time: Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 02:08:13 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: If you're taking votes, I'd say no. 2 -- the German pronunciation of Deutsch is Doitch, which English-speaking people quite understandably would have likely assumed meant Dutch. Well, I know you're not really taking votes but just thought I'd throw in my two cents' worth. By the way, your pages are a double hit -- both very fun and very informative!

Email address: Lynneage@aol.com

Guest: Loretta Lynn Layman, Baltimore MD
Date-Time: Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 01:44:12 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Kieffer, Lehman, Moats, Reiff/Rife, Saylor/Seiler, Weast/Wiest
Comments: A great help! I had encountered a number of the nicknames you list and suspected some of their formal counterparts. Of course, there are a couple for which I had no idea. It's good to know I'm not crazy. Many, many thanks.

Email address: Lynneage@aol.com

Guest: Candy Mc Cain, Santa Rosa, CA
Date-Time: Friday, June 19, 1998 at 23:37:14 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I found your page of German naming customs just fascinating. I noticed this while searching my Dad's family (Deinzer) in Michigan. My Mother's family is Western Pennsylvania, where I am searching now. Your explanation is easily understood and a help to me. I will visit your other pages. Many thanks!

Email address: bcmccain@pacbell.net

Guest: Barbara Eakley, Coos Bay OR
Date-Time: Friday, June 19, 1998 at 18:02:56 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Ehrhard, Feiser, Feller, Freitag, Hammacher, Jung, Lang/Long, Sider, Sprenckel, Surface
Comments: What a wonderfully practical website. So well done. Thank you for giving us the benefit of your studies. The surnames listed above were in SE PA c1735-1795...Several moved on to VA.

Email address: eakley@webtv.net

Guest: John G. Stanke, Spokane,WA USA
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 23:16:55 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Ludwig Stanke
Comments: He imigrated to the USA in early 1900's. Left Dortmont Germany. He didnot speak of Germany his parents where he lived. Thank you for the effort. regards John

Email address: jgsjls@fastlinks.com

Guest: Denise Sacker, Fort Wayne, IN
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 16:31:12 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Starr, Stahr, Stoehr
Comments: I enjoyed your information. It was very helpful and I just wanted to say Thank you.

Email address: denises@nbstech.com

Guest: S. Bonasse. Flint, Michigan
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 12:12:32 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Stemple/Stempel,
Comments: Very informative, clears up a lot of confusion Thank You!

Email address: bonasser@tir.com

Guest: Karah Ann Seaboldt, San Diego,CA
Date-Time: Monday, June 15, 1998 at 16:25:36 (EDT)
Page visited: Ancestry
Surnames of interest: Seaboldt
Comments: Well,I really was searching for anything related to my dad, Howie Seaboldt, and ended up looking at your ancestry, where more likely my dad himself grew up in Lehighton, PA ( I think that is the same as the old Lehigh County). And more likely you are German-American, where guessing that my last name is German-American too. Dating back to my great,great grandfather. It was so nice to know something about you

Email address: kseaboldt@hotmail.com

Guest: Paul David Hileman
Date-Time: Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 23:38:51 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Hileman, Bonsall
Comments: Great page, Looking forward to exchanging information with relatives.

Email address: Hileman@kuentos.guam.net

Guest: Jay Johnson
Date-Time: Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 20:33:53 (EDT)
Page visited: kalglo.com/padutch.htm
Surnames of interest: Buck, Kensinger
Comments: I am currently working on my family tree and I know that my great-grandparents came from Pennsylvania. If there is any information that I can get from you or you can lead me in the right direction, I would appreaciate it. Thanks Jay Johnson.

Email address: jay@commsrvcs.com

Guest: Ronda Walker, Cookeville TN
Date-Time: Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 15:11:44 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Lyter
Comments: Have reached back in the census to Rachel Lyter b. 1811 PA, son John Lyter b. 1829 PA and have not been able to learn origin of Lyter name.....is this it? Thanks for reading...

Email address: ronda@multipro.com

Guest: Charles M. Stein, Lock Haven, PA 17745
Date-Time: Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 12:59:04 (EDT)
Page visited: Tips and Tricks for Beginner-Genealogy 101
Surnames of interest: Frantz
Comments: I am searching for the Frantz family that lived in Lehigh County as far back as the French & Indian Wars. The Frantz's moved to what is now Clinton County, Tylersville, PA and established a church and cemetery in that community. One of the family members, a Dentz, served in the Union Army during the Civil War and died from an unspecified disease in army hospital during the war.

Email address: cstein@cub.kcnet.org

Guest: Kay A. Gabel, Kalamazoo, MI
Date-Time: Friday, June 12, 1998 at 22:11:41 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Forney, Anthony, Mortorff, Cope, Ritter, Thatcher,
Comments: Just want to tell you that your articles were very helpful. I had heard part of the naming pattern, but not all of them. The article on nicknames is also very helpful. The ideas on the PA Dutch were excellant, I had never heard most of them.

Email address: kgab@sprynet.com

Guest: Dennis Bricker, Patoka IL
Date-Time: Friday, June 12, 1998 at 17:29:30 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century Pennsylvania German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bricker
Comments: My niece (who doesn't have internet access) is interested in compiling our Bricker family tree, and can't get beyond Nathan Bricker, whose origin was PA, I think.

Email address: dennis-bricker@uiowa.edu

Guest: Susan Fields, Good Thunder MN
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 20:39:02 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Minnich, Israel Rhoudabush, Lydia Minnich, John Wallace
Comments: very interesting information

Email address: sufields@mctcnet.net

Guest: John B. Brown, Wilmington DE 19806
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 01:33:56 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Samsel, Barrett, Lauber
Comments: Very informative site.

Email address: jbrown1002@aol.com

Guest: Diane Streeter Warracknabeal Australia
Date-Time: Monday, June 08, 1998 at 09:00:02 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Very Good

Email address: BLUCHER@bigpond.com

Guest: Donald Drusch, Bemidji, MN
Date-Time: Monday, June 08, 1998 at 02:51:25 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Ulrich, Zabel, Drusch
Comments: New to this

Email address: dadrusch@paulbunyannet

Guest: Arthur J. Staub Chambersburg, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 07:42:05 (EDT)
Page visited: all of the above
Surnames of interest: Staab/Staub, Schrack, Kesselburg/Castlebury
Comments: I believe we have located our ancestor's original land just north of Krumsville in what was "Allemangel", just along Oswald Rd. We used a technique developed by Arthur Weaner, noted Adams Co historian/genealogist. By knowing and drawing to scale the plot of the warrant and obtaining an aerial map of the area, you can often locate the original boundaries, fence rows, streams, etc by overlay process. It works! Arthur located my ancestor's land in Adams Co., acquired after he left Berks Co ca 1755. You have a great site. Thanks!

Email address: akstaub@epix.net

Guest: Peggy WARLICK Anderson, Vienna, VA
Date-Time: Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 23:21:50 (EDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Warlick
Comments: I found the naming of children very interesting and informative and did not know that the Pennsylvania Dutch were German.

Email address: NanaRules@aol.com

Guest: Laura Zarnick Grabowsky, Canton, Ohio
Date-Time: Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 08:34:14 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Grabowsky. Learn, Zarnick, Cable, Steiner, Pfaus, Carnes, Richert, Reynolds, Strother, Zele
Comments: Great information on your web site - very helpful!

Email address: laura@neo.lrun.com

Guest: Donald Everitt, Lehighton PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 14:04:16 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Du;tch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Everitt, Everett
Comments: Live in Arizona - Lucky to find your website

Email address: Daeveritt@prodigy.net

Guest: Marilyn Henninger, Elizabethville, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 13:13:42 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Neis, Neiss, Tyson
Comments: Excellant, informative page.

Email address: harlech@epix.net

Guest: Patricia Souders, Osage Beach, Missouri
Date-Time: Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 21:56:02 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: SOUDERS, WUERFELE
Comments: My mothers father was first generation American of German decent. He spoke with a heavy accent and if angry spoke German. My husbands aunt always insisted that her family was not German..they were Pa. Dutch. Enjoyed your page very much. Loved the music.

Email address: pjkatt@usmo.com

Guest: Patricia Souders, Osage Beach, Mo.
Date-Time: Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 21:51:41 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Souders, Wuerfele
Comments: My husband's great aunt always insisted that their f

Email address: pjkatt@usmo.com

Guest: Nancy Jane Balmer, (was from Becks County, PA.
Date-Time: Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 16:20:59 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Leonhart, Kegell
Comments: Leonhart Kegell was from Mehlingen Germany. him and his family went to Rotterdam , Holland. then to Cowes England & then came to America on a ship called the Loyal Judith and landed in the Port of Philidelphia on September 25, 1732 , They lived there until the 1750's them moved to North Carolina and changed the spelling of thier last name to Cagle. Some Spellings were Kegell , Kegel, hegell this is one way they spelled passenger list on the first page then they spelled it Kegell , I only have the list never . Could you tell me how to find out the names of family members , if that can be done.

Email address: Njbalmer@aol.com

Guest: Nancy Raskopf, Pahrump, NV
Date-Time: Friday, May 29, 1998 at 13:32:34 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: BRUNKHORST, KAUSCH, RASKOPF
Comments: Found this piece of paper on my desk with your web site location and decided to see why it was given to me. Wonderful, is all I can say. Because we have many Fredericks' in our line with different middle names. Your page might have explained that naming pattern. Thank you.

Email address: nraskopf@isat.com

Guest: Jolene Mosler, Dennis KS
Date-Time: Friday, May 29, 1998 at 09:55:29 (EDT)
Page visited: all of the above
Surnames of interest: Ruth, Marchbanks, McClanahan, Mosler
Comments: Thank you very much for the information on the Pennsylvania Dutch. My Grandmother was born a Ruth and her father was born near Seven Valleys, PA and spoke Pennsylvania Dutch until leaving the area during his early 20's. She was always very interested in the culture and read and saved everything she could find on it. She passed this interest on to me and always her love of genealogy. Thank you, from the granddaughter of Stella Florence Ruth Marchbanks Marshall.

Email address: JoleneM@labette.cc.ks.us

Guest: Ginny, Poughkeepsie, New York
Date-Time: Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 19:32:21 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Barton, Beck, Buechele, Buchele, Connelly, Halm, Hawkes, Hawks, Layer, Wahl, Ziegler
Comments: I was referred to your page from the Baden/Wurttemberg Roots List and enjoyed reading about your PA Naming Customs. I have recently returned from a one month trip to Germany where I did genealogical research. It was my first trip and I met many cousins and added over 260 people to my family tree. I also want to let you know that I really enjoyed the music on your pages also. Keep up the great work and stop by and visit "Ginny's Genealogy Page" at the URL listed above if you feel like taking a little trip. Please be sure to sign my guestbook. Ginny - "Family Ties are Lasting Bonds Woven in Each Heart to Keep a Family Close in Thought, Together or Apart.

Email address: ginnyflies@usa.net

Guest: Helen Hendricks, Bolivia, N.C.
Date-Time: Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 16:58:50 (EDT)
Page visited: German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hendricks, Baggett, Karger, Bohm, Klippstein, Scheurer, Panter
Comments: I have made copies of all of your research hints from your experiences and hope to put them to use. Since I am a beginner in this genealogy, I took down addresses of your recommended "Information" and "help" resources. Your web page is the first one that gives so much information and help for the beginner, that I have found and I really appreciate it and definitely will put all these hints to work for me. Thank you, Helen Hendricks

Email address: theanchorage@infoave.net

Guest: Joan Archibald, Waldport (forrest port), Oregon
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 19:32:40 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: SASSE, GOETZ, PLATH
Comments: My great grandparents emigrated from Alsace Lorraine, I am told, probably abt. 1840 some. I haven't discovered their home town, but they first settled in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Grandfather, Henry George Sasse, owned or operated several small town newspapers between Minnesota and Oregon on his westward migration.

Email address: joanarc@netwiz.net

Guest: Kathryn Ann Schmelzle, Kansas City KS
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 20:36:11 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Schmelzle
Comments: I am researching my family history. This web site is very interesting. I hope it helps those who really need it.

Email address: katyann@eagle.cc.ukans.edu

Guest: Sue Kulp, Orchard Park, NY
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 08:37:27 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kulp, Kolb, Schroat, Birk, Dettling
Comments: Very interesting and well done. Definitely helps.

Email address: SKulp12345@AOL.com

Guest: Kathryn L. Kerchner, Breinigsville, PA
Date-Time: Monday, May 25, 1998 at 07:35:10 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Hi Charley, reading about our family is very interesting...thanks

Email address: maykat55@enter.net

Guest: Candy Good, Millwood, WV
Date-Time: Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 04:54:16 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wirebought, Goddard, Haverstra, Nunamacher, Winters, Saintentaffer.
Comments: I liked the music, but I really appreciated learning why there were so many Johann's in my families. I noticed Johann and Hans frequently, now I know why. Keep up the good work, as I'm new to the net and I'm sure I'll visit your page often. Thanks again. Candy

Email address: candygood@hotmail.com

Guest: Dale Gene Tyler, Killeen Texas
Date-Time: Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 01:37:52 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schaeffer, Maisch, Tyler, Travers, Parks, Edger, Russell, Gifforn
Comments: I enjoyed reading your page. Will be looking up Koehler also as that is my wife's mothers maiden name. She grew up speaking Pa. Dutch and is from around Effort Pa.

Email address: tylerdg@balista.com

Guest: Doug Jones
Date-Time: Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 21:02:32 (EDT)
Page visited: -PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS AND OTHER NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: JONES,MURPHY,LOWE,TALLEY,MAHAN(MAHERN,McMAHAN)WILSON,BURGE,BUTLER,HOLBROOK.
Comments: Danke, Mien Herr!!! These custom names are a BIG help. Appreciate VERY much.

Email address: farseen@cablenet-va.com

Guest: Thomas Hilk
Date-Time: Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 19:50:35 (EDT)
Page visited: German Name Coustoms
Surnames of interest: Slinkard
Comments: A lot of good information.

Email address: paulette@elite.net

Guest: MartyC , Montreal, Qu, Ca
Date-Time: Friday, May 22, 1998 at 02:27:20 (EDT)
Page visited: Kershner
Surnames of interest: Kershner I think... I wuz trying to find someone I knew in grade school, lived in quebec... Don't remembers... was bored.
Comments: Hi. I was bored and decided to see if I could find someone I hadn't thought of in a long time on the internet.

Email address: wagner@audiophile.com

Guest: Don Chrysler Grand Rapids, MI
Date-Time: Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 21:26:41 (EDT)
Page visited: Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Greisler, Kreissler, Kruselar, Chrisler, Crisler , Crysler, Chrysler
Comments: Excellent page, learned a lot. Thanks

Email address: cdchrysler@aol.com

Guest: Diane Leary Tampa, Fla.
Date-Time: Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 20:45:48 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bernhard(t)
Comments: Great page. I've been looking for my gfathers roots. Their hard to find. He was born in W.V. But married and raised his family in Adams Co., and Fulton Co. Penn. Theres not much out there on this family name. He was a 1st. cousin to Sarah Bernhardt. His name was Franklin B. Bernhard(t). Thanks.

Email address: 2leary@gte.net

Guest: Paul Walton Nottingham, England
Date-Time: Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 05:31:41 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: none in particular... but a great page ...cheers!!
Comments: great pages like this make my horrific phone bill worth while

Email address: walton@demon.uk.exit!!

Guest: William John (Jack) Geyer 3rd Hellertown, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 22:40:37 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Geyer, Christman, Wetzel, Schuck, Schweder, Lyons
Comments: Our conversation on the phone was most helpfull. Thank you very much. Can't wait for the info. Jack

Email address: jgeyer@concentric.net

Guest: Tana Abel, Niceville, FL
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 19:39:51 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Descendant of Michael Brecht.

Email address: tana@bsc.net

Guest: Helen Kelley, Alexandria VA
Date-Time: Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 15:38:46 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Iglehart, von Eichelhardt
Comments: I have just started research on my father's family that may have emigrated to Northern American around the period of 1600 - 1620 to the areas of New York, Prince Georges County Maryland, and Howard County Maryland.

Email address: JOHNAAAA@aol.com

Guest: Morris G. Swadener Jr.
Date-Time: Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 22:03:58 (EDT)
Page visited: Home, Customs, and Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Schwedner, Swadener, Swadner, Sweadner, Swaidner
Comments: You have done an outstanding job and I really like the music.

Email address: swadener@tscnet.com

Guest: Samuel Hort, Danville PA
Date-Time: Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 16:47:16 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Hort,Wintersteen
Comments: Interested in tracing family tree.

Email address: short@publicsystems.com

Guest: Marilyn Hatton Eva , Cleveland, Ohio
Date-Time: Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 15:39:08 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hatton, Swartz, Laudenslager, Kuemmerle
Comments: Am researching my PA Hatton family with allied family lines from various counties in PA.

Email address: evco123@aol.com

Guest: Walter A. Fair, Indialantic, FL
Date-Time: Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 14:36:25 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Custons
Surnames of interest: Fair, Terpe
Comments: Love the music. Great information.

Email address: wafair@metrolink.net

Guest: S. Bennett
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 23:58:49 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Peter, Crouse, Weiss, Minnich, Kern, Baer, Holbein, Bierre, Hunsiker, Clewell, Rohrig, Kichline(Kochline - Kuechle)
Comments: Boy did the "dutch" multiple and spread!! I am really interested in finding any info on Hiram Baine Crouse who married Caroline Clewell at So. Whitehall Dec 1848 and Susan Minnich W/o Christian Clewell and mother of Caroline. I will welcome ANY help and will CHEER!!!

Email address: benn@cyberhighway.net

Guest: TJ Orlando Fla.
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 02:30:10 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I WAS LOOKING FOR A NAME FOR MY ROTTWEILER PUPPY. THANKS.

Email address: JIACKSONS5637@WEBTV.COM

Guest: Jack Royster, Coarsegold, CA
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 14:17:14 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Smythe, Edward, Louis
Comments: Search for fathers reletives and history on father that I never knew.

Email address: royster@sierratel.com

Guest: Ed Wiggans, South Surrey BC
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 01:57:33 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wiggans,MaWhinney,Tague or Teague,Evans,Lovell,Keith
Comments: Although I so far have no german names in my family searches I found your page most fascinating and could not help but sign on and say Hello. Good work. May 11 1998.

Email address: ewiggans@magi.com

Guest: Elizabeth(Morris)BoggsElyria,Ohio
Date-Time: Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 14:01:20 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: ,,Morris,Lee,Laudenschlager
Comments: I found Your Genealogy page very informative and interesting..As a descendendant of Georg Johan Laudenschlauger I will be reading your pages.The internet is new to me so I'm very excited.

Email address: boggled@altel.netLauuden

Guest: Jane Green from Catty and now Salt Lake City
Date-Time: Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 01:26:20 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Denealogy
Surnames of interest: Heffelfinger, Weaver, Fahler or Fehler, Koch, Ritter, Raub, Heine, Musselmann, Basler, Ehrich, Breisch, Wanner, Bernhard, Spengler, Siegfried, Frane or Frame, Dreisbach, Bieber, Bachman, Reichel, Bleim, Doll, Petty, Basler, Bachman, Biery, Georg, Schaffer, Scharer, Carl, Winter, Serfass, Dies, Winck, Feger, Mickley, Neuhardt, Reinhardt, Gerber, Lichtenwallner, Hoch, Baur, Raub, Brick, Six, Petty, Delmar, Dreher, Hecker, Burchard, Moser, McLaughlin, McPherson, Mcguines, Allen,Oldt, Zwillinge, Schoffel, Sohl, Schneider x4, Illig, Illick, Jelig, Sinter, Scheib, Volck and more.
Comments: Please respond if we connect. Jane

Email address: green956@aol.com

Guest: Phil Wise, Marshall MO
Date-Time: Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 00:32:46 (EDT)
Page visited: Dutch are German
Surnames of interest: Wise, Beck, Gassin
Comments: My Wise relatives had orginally settled in PA and eventually made their way to northern MO.

Email address: philwise@intplsrv.net

Guest: Nancy Joseph, Elephant Butte, NM
Date-Time: Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 15:38:51 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest:
Comments: This is a very helpful and entertaining web page. Thank you for your hard work and willingness to share it with others.

Email address: enkajay@riolink.com

Guest: Koren Fae Rawlings, Franklin, WVa
Date-Time: Friday, May 08, 1998 at 23:41:19 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Enjoyed your info.

Email address: pendhist@access.mountain.net

Guest: Mary Shiffer, Tualatin, OR
Date-Time: Friday, May 08, 1998 at 01:43:07 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Burkhardt, Schickler, Brosterhous, Wilker
Comments: Thanks for the info. I have been reading baptism records of my German ancestors in Buffalo, NY and I had surmised some of this info, but it is nice to have my own conclusions verified.

Email address: quilter@europa.com

Guest: Gregg Erbaugh, Beavercreek,OH
Date-Time: Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 23:34:38 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Erbaugh
Comments: Interesting reading!

Email address: gerbaugh@etd.modtechcorp.com

Guest: Bob Fister
Date-Time: Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 20:51:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA DUTCH ARE GERMAN NOT DUTCH
Surnames of interest: Fister, or Pfister
Comments: I would love to become a member but I'm 63 years old and on a fixed income. My parents were from Lancaster County.

Email address: dutchman@cybertime.net

Guest: Pamela Moore, Antlers, Ok.
Date-Time: Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 19:11:56 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Moore, Johnson. Lucas,Main
Comments: I'm just beginning and learning to use the internet and appriate the Tips and Tricks for the beginner. Thanks Pm

Email address: pgmoore@oio.net

Guest: P Sinclair
Date-Time: Monday, May 04, 1998 at 20:30:30 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: correction on e-mail address. sinclair@peterboro.net

Email address: sinclair@peterboro.net

Guest: Pauline Sinclair, Lindsay Ontario
Date-Time: Monday, May 04, 1998 at 20:26:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sinclair, Hilts, Hiltz
Comments: With regard to the Hilts name we are not postive of the correct spelling. Some members of the family spell it both ways. The research revolves around my husband greatgrandmother and we know her family was of Penn.Dutch descent. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The name Sinclair is for my husband's gr gr grandfather. On his great grandfather's censuses (1871-1881) he is listed as a farmer descended from United Empire Loyalist and German nationality, on John's death certificate it also lists his father as being born in Germany. We are just beginning to the research and still fairly new at it, any help would be appreciated.

Email address: sinclair@peterboro.netP

Guest: Len Sipe, Wooster, Ohio
Date-Time: Monday, May 04, 1998 at 20:07:59 (EDT)
Page visited: Nicknames, Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Seip, Sipe
Comments: Nice of you to put the information out on the web for us very amatuer geneologists. I have traced my father's Sipe line back to 1709 with the first arrival, but I seem to be stuck at the boat.

Email address: capella@bright.net

Guest: Gail Serjeant, Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Date-Time: Monday, May 04, 1998 at 13:49:45 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Sager, John Sager, Adam, Sager, Jehile
Comments: I am stuck, cannot find these people.

Email address: gserjeant@centre.bobrumball.org

Guest: Randy Weiser, orig.Detroit, MI, now Seattle WA
Date-Time: Monday, May 04, 1998 at 02:23:38 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerschner Geneology guestbook page
Surnames of interest: Updenkelter, Faunce, Weiser, Weiszer (var.of the previous name), Jerome, Laszlo.
Comments: Looking for anyone and everyone related to those names. My branch of the Weiser family comes originally from Budapest, Hungary, although there were three brothers, one who went to Germany and one to Russia. Also, the Faunce family is from England and the Updenkelters from Amsterdam. The Jeromes are originally from England and Bern Switzerland, and the Laszlos from Budapest, Hungary. Hope to hear from anyone!

Email address: Randy_Weiser@MSN.com

Guest: Jill Cargay Young
Date-Time: Monday, May 04, 1998 at 02:10:55 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Cargay
Comments: Cargay's are one of a kind! Cargay, John born Pennsylvania 1784.

Email address: JillBear@AOL.com

Guest: Carol Shearer Stavlo, Lubbock, Texas
Date-Time: Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 18:49:16 (EDT)
Page visited: Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Shearer,Ryan,Wright,Hawkins,Washam,Cline,Wilburn
Comments: Thanks for the info on Dutch-German Heritage. My Dad always said he was Dutch, but research tells us he was part of the Germanna Virginia families from Nassau-Siegen.Now I can show my dad why he always thought he was Dutch!

Email address: dutchmansdatter@door.com

Guest: Dale Kuhlman, Santee, CA
Date-Time: Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 18:42:40 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kuhlman, Hoover
Comments: William Kuhlman born abt. 1797 somewhere, PA. Very informative info. Music a real nice touch.

Email address: DaleKuhlman@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Genie, Denver, CO
Date-Time: Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 01:09:39 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Reidenbach, Schlemmer, Winne, Krause, Grewatz, Brose, Surma, Fenska, Schultz
Comments: Thank you so much for the good information on German name customs. I'm sure it'll be very useful in my searching!

Email address: Icat@AOL.Com

Guest: GLEN GUYOR, MONROE, MI
Date-Time: Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 21:42:26 (EDT)
Page visited: PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: ECKHARDT, RECKART (REKART), BECK, NIERMAN
Comments: KATHERINE BECK BORN: SEPTEMBR 9, 1888 MCKEES ROCK, PA. BLASIUS BECK IS KATHERINE BECKS FATHER AND HER MOTHER WAS AGATHA SCHLEICHER. CLINTON ECKHARDT BORN: 1882 LIVED LAST KNOWN IN KALKASKA, MI HE MARRIED A JUNE STRUBLE. I HAVE ALOT OF INFORMATION ON RECKART'S (REKART) THANKS TO GARY RECKART OF TAMPA, FL. I NEED INFO ON MARY ANN NIERMAN BORN: APRIL 26, 1827 BAVARIA, GERMANY DIED: JULY 31, 1854 OTTOVILLE, OH. MARY'S FATHER IS DAVID NIERMAN AND MOTHER IS MARY TERESA NIERMAN. LOOKING FOR INFO ON JOESPH FRANZISKUS RECKART BORN: MARCH 14, 1786 IN KENZINGEN BADEN, GERMANY I RECENTLY MADE CONTACT WITH A HUBERT RECKART FROM THAT CITY AND MAY HAVE MORE INFO IN THE FUTURE.

Email address: GGUYOR@AOL.COM

Guest: Ruth Cox Schlemmer, West Harrison, IN
Date-Time: Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 07:16:18 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: COX With: Barber, Case, Crippen, Kauffman, Lewis, Rockefeller, Stewart, Wildridge, HEUCK With: Grane, Kuhn, Nuss, Probst, Rechenbach, Rench Stadaeldt MASTERS With: Curry, Gordon, Grimme, Kuehn, Simmons SCHLEMMER With: Blackburn, Geib, Heck, Hyde, Knapp, Mettle, Weret
Comments: You have published some facts I hadn't seem before. Maybe this will help narrow the search for the next generation back.

Email address: raschlem@usa.net

Guest: William M. Felknor, Jr., Fort Worth, TX
Date-Time: Friday, May 01, 1998 at 21:12:40 (EDT)
Page visited: Visited all the pages
Surnames of interest: Voelckner, Volkner, Felknor, Feltner
Comments: Very helpful tips, guidelines, suggestions and will help many people. Yous site is what the internet is all about!! Thanks

Email address: billf2k@flash.net

Guest: Ralph Fravel, Kenwood, California
Date-Time: Friday, May 01, 1998 at 19:54:59 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Fravel, Loch, Rader, Hockman, Kershantt
Comments: Thanks for the information on the naming patterns. It was very helpful. I just stumbled across your page.

Email address: fravel@sonic.net

Guest: Ron Auvenshine, Madison, Alabama
Date-Time: Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 21:34:40 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Abendschoen, Obenchain, Ovenshine, Auvenshine, Schwartzwalder, Berringer, Kress
Comments:

Email address: auvenshi@hiwaay.net

Guest: Richard S. Shawkey, Arnold, CA 95223
Date-Time: Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 12:53:53 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schaake, Scheetz
Comments: Most helpful! Now I know why my great great grandfather, Johann Henrich Schaake, went by the name Henry. I'm looking for info on the "ke" ending on German and Dutch names. I'll give your references a try. Thanks.

Email address: rshawkey@sonnet.com

Guest: Cheryl Carroll Rigdon, Davenport, IA
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 23:31:18 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Brown, Holdiman
Comments: Wonderful information and love the music!

Email address: ccrigdon@qconline.com

Guest: Richard Butz, Topeka KS
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 20:22:04 (EDT)
Page visited: PA dutch are German not dutch
Surnames of interest: Butz, Ott.
Comments: Thanks!

Email address: UMCV26A@Prodigy.com

Guest: Younghak Jang
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 16:59:23 (EDT)
Page visited: free money Business Opportunity!p
Surnames of interest:
Comments: hi, free money Business Opportunity

Email address: hosbo1@chollian.net

Guest: Lilliemae Frey, Venice, FL
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 16:21:05 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Fry/Frey, Long, Dildine, Hess, Poe/Pohe, Stein, Metzger, Gregory, Webb, Miles, Evans, Baldwin, Hayward, Hower, Shaugnessy, Campbell, Bracey
Comments: Really enjoyed your articles and found them very interesting and helpful. We're originally from Bloomsburg, PA and most of our families settled in Columbia and Schuylkill Counties. Thanks for the information!

Email address: SusieFrey@aol.com

Guest: Lois E Curtiss 5855 Portland Rd, Lake Odessa, MI
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 21:26:08 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager, Hinderleider
Comments: I am so glad my friend gave me your web page. I can't hardly believe that there is a Laudenslager Home Page. Great, great job. Lois Curtiss

Email address: loiscurt@iserv.net

Guest: Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn, Amarillo, TX
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:42:18 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Patterns, 18th Century PA German Nicknames, Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA Dutch are German Not Dutch, Genealogy Research Tips, 1812 Project Home Page
Surnames of interest: Faulkenberry, Avary, Frank (changed from von Ludwig), Mills, Lord, Thrash, Southerland, Grubbs, Lord, Simpler, Nix, Thames, Banks, Cobb, Golightly, Lancaster, La Boeuf, Duke Crumpton, Mann, Thompson, Smith, Prichard, Newman, Graham
Comments: I loved your web pages. They were very helpful and professionally done. Thanks! Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn

Email address: nadyne@arn.net

Guest: GEORGE AND CANDIE WALBERT, ANACORTES, WA
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:35:17 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A RAY GEORGE WALBERT, WHICH IS GEORGE'S DAD THAT HE HAS NEVER SEEN.

Email address: GWALBERT@ERTHLINK.NET

Guest: Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn, Amarillo, TX
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:32:41 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Patterns, 18th Century PA German Nicknames, Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA Dutch are German Not Dutch, Genealogy Research Tips, 1812 Project Home Page
Surnames of interest: Faulkenberry, Avary, Frank (changed from von Ludwig), Mills, Lord, Thrash, Southerland, Grubbs, Lord, Simpler, Nix, Thames, Banks, Cobb, Golightly, Lancaster
Comments: I loved your web pages. They were very helpful and professionally done. Thanks! Nadyne FAULKENBERRY Lynn

Email address: nadyne@arn.net

Guest: Peggy Kitchens Goss
Date-Time: Monday, April 27, 1998 at 11:20:22 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Glessner/Glazener/Glazner
Comments: Interesting site, Thanks

Email address: pgoss@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Richard Long, New Creek, WV
Date-Time: Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 14:26:23 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German..., PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Wasser, Long
Comments: Link to volunteers per surname were useful. History re Palatine matched my knowledge of the Wasser surname.

Email address: tpanc13@mindspring.com

Guest: jose ortega, san francisco, ca
Date-Time: Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 01:26:39 (EDT)
Page visited: kerchner genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: ortega
Comments: my grandfather adolfo lopez ortega was born san angelo, tx. He lived with family in snyder, tx. only german was spoken at home. he was born in 1860. his father was jose maria ortega. his mother was cenovia lopez (?). his first born was in roswell, new mexico, 1895. any information would be greatly appreciated. thank you. jose ortega

Email address: ortj64@aol.com

Guest: Joan Shipley, Oak City, Utah
Date-Time: Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 20:11:18 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Kremkau, Lingenfelter, Drucker, Mayers (Martin b. 1822), Tucker, Green, McCloskey, Furgundar or Fergendus
Comments: Very helpful site!

Email address: jshipley@timp.net

Guest: Rodney Hoots, Arlington, VA
Date-Time: Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 13:30:36 (EDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: HUTH, HUTS, HUTTS, HUTZ, HOOTTS, HOOTS
Comments: Jacob HUTH was born in Germany about 1727. Records show that he did, on September 5, 1751, in Philadelphia, "...take and subscribe the usual Qualifications," after arriving from Rotterdam, via the Orkneys in Scotland, on the ship Shirley. He emigrated from PA through VA and then to NC where he died as Jacob Hoots in 1801. His year of birth is substantiated by a VA militia record of 1757 that shows his age as 30. I am trying to find a documented link to his family in Germany. Please contact me if you have any suggestions. I visit Europe often and can do direct research there.

Email address: rhoots@erols.com

Guest: Penny Picklesimer, Augusta, Ga.
Date-Time: Friday, April 24, 1998 at 07:15:54 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Picklesimer, Miller, Mull, Garren, Fouts, Whitaker, Hyatt, Young, Bryson, Wilson, Greene,
Comments: You have a very helpful website. Thanks

Email address: Mincy@aol.comP

Guest: Marv Meals, Easley, SC
Date-Time: Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 22:19:14 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Meals
Comments: Appreciate reply from any Meals in area. Thanks!

Email address: marvin.meals@MCI2000.com

Guest: Barbara Diller, Tarentum PA
Date-Time: Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 21:31:13 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Diller, Bittdorf, Zitzman
Comments: Also looking for the name Walter(s) but not sure of its origin.

Email address: badiller@bellatlantic.net

Guest: Barb Kissell, Lakewood, CO
Date-Time: Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 18:52:49 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are of German Heritage, Not Dutch ; 18th Century German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I was curious about the webpage. I have ancestors buried in Bethlehem and Nazareth. I love the music with the info. I'll check in again. Barb

Email address: barbkisl@dnvr.uswest.net

Guest: dj rushing orlando, fl
Date-Time: Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 16:55:04 (EDT)
Page visited: german naming customs
Surnames of interest: Rushing
Comments: no comment except that it might be helpful in the future. thank you

Email address: DRushang@aol.com

Guest: Anna Kasper, Las Vegas, NV
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 21:41:17 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Wenrich, Druckenmiller, Hafer, Wolf, Kristinger, Spatz.
Comments: Great page. Just surfing around and I found it.

Email address: aakasper@webtv.net

Guest: Eugene J. Shiber, Easton, PA.
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 14:18:44 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schriber, Shiber
Comments: I really enjoyed reading the subject article. It was most informative and explains some of my forefathers naming of the offspring during the 1700's. Gene

Email address: GeneShiber@prodigy.net

Guest: Darleen Speer, Santa Rosa,CA
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 12:53:19 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Emerich, Lichtenberger/Lighthill, Bohem/Beam, Hendrickson, Powell, Coulter, Coppersmith, Cable, Price, Speer, Messick and Owens
Comments: From that group of PA names, the first three are for sure German, only Hendricksons actually turned out to be Dutch!

Email address: darmer@sonic.net

Guest: Roxanne Sutton, Dauphin, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 00:07:24 (EDT)
Page visited: all of them
Surnames of interest: schweigart,sweigart sweigard
Comments: it was a nice surprise to read your information. My Schweigarts came to Dauphin County, PA I'm guessing around 1740 but i haven't found definate proof yet. The old church records list Johan or Johannes many times and I didn't know why when I first started looking. I do know now and information like yours is most helpful. Thanks.

Email address: redcuda68@aol.com

Guest: Darrell Couchenour, born Sutersville, Pa.
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 17:16:09 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Couchenour, Peters, Mains, Jordan, White, Salzwedel, Hemling
Comments: Enjoyed your information very much. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Please keep up the good work.

Email address: Joe Coke@AOL.com

Guest: Andreas Sassmannshausen, Hilchenbach/Germany
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 14:57:40 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Sassmannshausen, Holdinghausen
Comments: Interesting!

Email address: ASassmanns@aol.com

Guest: Andreas Sassmannshausen
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 14:56:46 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Sassmannshausen, Holdinghausen
Comments: Interesting!

Email address: ASassmanns@aol.com

Guest: Ladema Woodside Unger, Barefoot Bay, Fl.
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 00:08:02 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch re German, Pa German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: UNGER, BARR,TROUTMAN located in and around Schuylkill, Co, Pa. I'm searching for the village in Germany and when they arrived in U S.
Comments: I've enjoyed your web pages and realize just how much I have to learn. Thank you for all the help. The older family members all remember the talk of Germany, but nobody recalls a specific town or area.

Email address: ladema@iu.net

Guest: John C. Blessing, Kennewick, Wash.
Date-Time: Monday, April 20, 1998 at 23:33:54 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa german naming Customs & PA dutch are german not dutch.
Surnames of interest: Blessing, Happel, Meitz
Comments: Very interesting on the naming customs. Did not realize that Pa Dutch were actually German.

Email address: john-delblessing@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Lillian Ettl Eddinger
Date-Time: Monday, April 20, 1998 at 17:24:55 (EDT)
Page visited: Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Ettl, Ettel, Ettle Eddinger
Comments: I have been looking for something like this and I thank you for your listing.

Email address: clueless@iu.net

Guest: KIMBERLY GOULDSMITH, K.C., MO
Date-Time: Monday, April 20, 1998 at 16:39:06 (EDT)
Page visited: PA DUTCH ARE GERMAN NOT DUTCH
Surnames of interest: CLAUSING, RUSHLEIN?(SPELLING?)
Comments: I KNOW THAT MY GRANDFATHER'S PARENTS AND KIDS CAME OVER FROM GERMANY. THEY WERE IN CHICAGO, IL. MOVED TO THAYER, MO/ MAMMOTH SPRINGS ARK. WOULD LOVE TO KNOW MORE THAN I DO ABOUT THIS FAMILY. MY GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT UNCLES ARE BURIED IN THE JEFF CEMETERY, BETWEEN THAYER AND MAMMOTH SPRINGS.

Email address: RGOULD62@SWBELL.NET

Guest: Richard H. Stauffenberg, Bethlehem PA
Date-Time: Monday, April 20, 1998 at 10:12:25 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Stauffenberg
Comments: I am looking for information on Johann (John) Stauffenberg from Hazleton PA . Johann b. 1827 d. 1873. Wife Chadrina (Catherine) Berge b.1832 d. 1912. They had 6 children. Henry Adam, William Federick, John C., George, Martin, and Catherine. I think John came from Hesse, Germany. I would also like info on Johann's parents.

Email address: RichStauff@aol.com

Guest: Leslie Anne Lettera (Nee Costner)
Date-Time: Sunday, April 19, 1998 at 16:48:23 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Costner, Windle
Comments: Very interesting!

Email address: letterm@vfchost.vfc.com

Guest: Elena Dierschke, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Date-Time: Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 18:51:12 (EDT)
Page visited: PA DUTCH ARE GERMAN NOT DUTCH, PA GERMAN NICKNAMES
Surnames of interest: ROTH, DEGELMANN, KNOTH, DAISER
Comments: WONDERFUL WEBSITE, VERY INFORMATIVE.

Email address: elena6747@aol.com

Guest: Monte Shreckengast ,Tylersville PA
Date-Time: Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 00:55:10 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Shreckengast, Rossman ,Weaver
Comments: enjoyed the site very much

Email address: mshrecke@cub.kcnet.org

Guest: Bob Riley
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 22:20:49 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Graul
Comments: Great site...Great music, I thought I was back on last years vacation in Germany-Thanks

Email address: bankerbo@mail.icongrp.com

Guest: Hugh & Pauline
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 21:05:29 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Dumais, Trottier, Potvin, Paneton, DeLottinville, Ross
Comments: Forgot to put my wife's researching names. Our little secret Hughy

Email address: frazer@spacestar.net

Guest: Hugh & Pauline
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 20:59:06 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Frazer(Fraser), Fraser, Dirkes, McInnes, Tucker, Boedigheimer, Nabbefeld, Robinson,
Comments: Frazer (Fraser) Changed name to keep railroad job.

Email address: frazer@spacestar.net

Guest: David Phillip Beck, Nampa, ID
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 19:17:00 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: JAMES HORATIO LOCKHART (ABT. 1650) SOMEWHERE IN SCOTTLAND JOHAN HEINRICH BECK (ABT. 1691) IN ALSACE,LORAINE, FRANCE/GERMANY
Comments: I AM NEW TO ALL THIS, ON THE INTERNET, I HAVE LOOKED AND LOOKED AND NOTHING.... ANYONE WITH ANY IDEAS OR HINTS, PLEASE. I WANT TO LEARN WHO I BELONG TO. THANKS

Email address: dpbeck357@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Leora J. Crofutt, Vandergrift PA
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 14:38:21 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Crofutt, Baker, Jewell
Comments: This is my first time to see something like this.I am an avid genealogist. Have been doing for a long time, but only by phone and mail. This is my daughter's computer in Florida and asked her to check this out for me. I am fascinated by all this new modern day search methods. I still have a long way to go. Thank you for allowing me to see some of your information and by the way: Jacob is a doll baby!!

Email address: crys@citrus.infi.net

Guest: Jan Chilson, Aurora, CO
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 09:31:00 (EDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Goodnight (Gudknecht), Chilson, Dinsmore, Darland(Dorlandt)
Comments: Interesting page - good info. Especially enjoy the music.

Email address: gennut@pop.dnvr.uswest.net

Guest: Janet Cooper Ralston, Grants Pass, OR
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 01:33:16 (EDT)
Page visited: Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sieber, Lebbert, Keiser, Oft, Bobin, Schafer, Benzler, Waschebach, Winesburgh, Ohrndorf/Orendorff.
Comments: Very interesting website. Knowing the German naming customs will help me a great deal in my search. Thank you. Janet

Email address: jralston@cdsnet.net

Guest: Jon A. Zondler
Date-Time: Friday, April 17, 1998 at 00:49:51 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs, Descendant Chart for Balthasar Fetterman
Surnames of interest: Fetterman, Bittner, Koons, Derr, Hufft, Leiby, Lenhart, Magalaldne, Mensch, Vogel.
Comments: I'm a descendant of Johann Balthasar Fetterman. Are you familiar with the work of Tammy Bittner? She recently published a book on the Fetterman Family. She has you listed in the footnotes. Enjoyed your info on 18th Century PA German Naming Customs.

Email address: jonbethz@msn.com

Guest: Beverly Harbourt, Springfield, VA
Date-Time: Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 16:34:53 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Interesting information. Hopefully helps with all the German relations on both sides of my family.

Email address: bvwilson@erols.com

Guest: Linda H. OK
Date-Time: Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 15:57:44 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Wetzel, Marzinan, Hollman, Klaner, Lysick
Comments: Thanks for the valuable information. Enjoyed your page.

Email address: lkayjh@concentric.net

Guest: Roger Gleitz
Date-Time: Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 14:38:12 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kartner and Cotner
Comments: Liked the music and set up.

Email address:
gleitz@netpointe.com

Guest: John D.Wyker III Decatur,Alabama
Date-Time: Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 14:04:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wyker,Weicker
Comments: Enjoyed site,I beleive I am Related To Johan Nicol Wyker,who I found in the list, Early German Pioneers to Penn.And listed On the passengers list of the ship "The Patience"1748.My family believed we were Dutch until I saw your page..Thanks for your imformation

Email address: wyker@HiWAAY.net

Guest: Christine Wicklund, Chicago IL
Date-Time: Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 00:52:19 (EDT)
Page visited: German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: any
Comments: I enjoy names and was reading the articles that were available on your site. I might have to look up my family some time.

Email address: CWICKLUND@POBOX.COM

Guest: kenneth neal kimmel, Carrollton, Texas
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 22:58:23 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kummell
Comments: u with 2 dots over the u in Kummel

Email address: nkimmel@flash.net

Guest: Wanda Kline, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD
Date-Time: Monday, April 13, 1998 at 21:47:11 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Cantner, Hoover, Repp, Robinson, Harnish, Tosten, Spidel, Snyder, etc.
Comments: Enjoyed you page. Glad someone out there has helpful information. Thanks alot. Susie

Email address: susie-q@aufait.net

Guest: Debbe Guster,Orrville,Oh
Date-Time: Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 21:32:32 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenschlager Family Tree
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager
Comments: Truly enjoyed your site.Just got a computer and this is a lot easier than going from town to town. Hope I can find Gottlieb &Jacob's sissters and brothers. I'll be back to check on the pages. Thanks again ItWas Great!

Email address: auntchop@aol.com

Guest: Bert Charles Johnston
Date-Time: Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 18:37:49 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Bartle (Bertels) Klippel, Bierer, Frederick(s), Ziegler
Comments: Enjoyed my visit to your page. I have several Pennsylvania Dutch Ancestors mostly from Rockhill Twp & Doylestown, Bucks County area in the 1700's (Frederick(s) to 1800's Klippel, Bierer, Bartle. Nice Work Bert Charles Johnston

Email address: pa106th@aol.com

Guest: Diane R. Hugo, Midlothian, VA
Date-Time: Friday, April 10, 1998 at 23:50:17 (EDT)
Page visited: all of them!
Surnames of interest: Wetzel, Weaver/Weber, Geidner, Listermann, Hursh, Hess
Comments: This is fantastic! Have found Ohio-Wetzel connection. Looking for information about Phillip Weber (b. 23 Aug 1765) of Wurtenburg, Germany married to Catherine Hursh of Northumberland, PA (b. 1767) family, especially the Hursh family. Jacob Wetzel (b. 10 aug 1794) of Lehigh, Pa married Magalena Geidner (b 1799) of Lehigh, PA. Don't know her parents.

Email address: hugofam@hotmail.com

Guest: Diane R. Hugo, Midlothian, VA
Date-Time: Friday, April 10, 1998 at 23:26:14 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Wetzel, Weaver/Weber, Stonebraker, Hawk, Listermann, Hursh, Hess
Comments: This is fantastic!

Email address: hugofam@hotmail.com

Guest: Nancy Zinno, Taos, N.M.
Date-Time: Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 11:40:22 (EDT)
Page visited: Naning customs
Surnames of interest: Himes, Haas, Mattern, Snell, Crawford
Comments: Very helpful! Thanks.

Email address: taosmixes1@juno.com

Guest: Johann Grobler
Date-Time: Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 03:41:03 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Grobler
Comments: I have read your article on PA Dutch and agree whole heartedly with you. In South Africa, we fortunately do not have this misnomer due to accurate records that were maintained. What we do have is the spelling of names changing due to Dutch interpretations of German sounds. I am trying to find the passenger list containing the name of Frederich Grobler who arrived in America in 1712 and additional information. I suspect that he may be related to Johann Grobler who arrived in South Africa in 1708. (See Julia Krapfl's Brandenburg homepage). I still have to establish a homepage and will do so as soon as I have compiled all the information on hand. My family tree is complete up to Johann Grobler the first. A good site without to many frills, I like it

Email address: groblerj@emsa.co.za

Guest: Kim. Cincinnatti OH
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 20:02:05 (EDT)
Page visited: Tips and Tricks for the beginner
Surnames of interest: Vandegrift, Ortolf, Kaufman
Comments: I'm hoping that your website will be useful in my search for my roots.

Email address: KimboX14@aol.com

Guest: D. Eater, Falls Twp PA
Date-Time: Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 22:09:38 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs & PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Heim, Beisel/Beissel, Vanatta, Eater, Stout, Engle, Varner, Harter, Staub, McFarland, Foote
Comments: Very useful pages here. Thank you.

Email address: debeater@netreach.net

Guest: Nancy Joseph, Elephant Butte, NM
Date-Time: Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 00:07:28 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Levi SCHEID(1856,Lock Haven,PA - 1932 Delta,CO)his uncle, Valentine B. SCHEID (born in Munsterapple, Germany, moved to Lock Haven, PA, died in Salt Lake City, UT); Charles Leon REESE(born Altoona(?)1894-died Detroit, MI 1944) s/o David L. REESE of Hyner & Renovo,Pa (wife: Mary B. Meloy);REESE, Dr. D.J. REESE of West Branch Valley, & Renovo. MELOY's & BEYER's
Comments: Enjoyed the music, and appreciated the mystery solved of why there are so many Johannes in my Scheid family. Also appreciate the explanation of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Mom & I have had a difference of opinion on this; now I can give her a complete definition. (smile) Thank you so much for a wonderful information center.

Email address: enkajay@riolink.com

Guest: Linda Chernis, Westminster, CA
Date-Time: Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 07:53:27 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager
Comments: I have just returned from Auschaffenburg where I saw and photographed a street sign of LautenschlagerStr for my friends, Judy and George Lautenschlager, brother and sister I grew up with. They have no knowledge of family history so this website is a wonderful find for them. thank you

Email address: caggram@pacbell.net

Guest: Tanya Warren, Oakdale, CA
Date-Time: Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 01:51:43 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: GARTMAN, PLEDGER, HARRIS, STAPP,TRAVELSTEAD/TREFFENSTATT
Comments: Thanks so much for all the great information! It really helped my research make more sense. My ancestor, Daniel Gartman was supposedly born in South Carolina in 1792. Family rumor says that his father was possibly John Christopher Gartman. Daniel named his first son Thomas Barthalomew Gartman, his second son John Wesley Gartman, and his third son Daniel J. Gartman. He named his first daughter Susan (after her mother). The Daniel Gartman (b.1792), family had 12 children. They migrated to GA and then to AL, from S.C. Pre-colonial records list a John Christopher Gartman and a Bartholomew Gartman. We think they migrated down from PA. to S.C., prior to 1792. Does anyone have information that would tie into this family?

Email address: tanya.w@juno.com

Guest: Edwin Wortmann Florissant Mo.
Date-Time: Friday, April 03, 1998 at 21:07:19 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Very Interesting.

Email address: Edjwort@aol.com

Guest: Darrell Jerry Oaks originally Reading PA now FL
Date-Time: Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 20:02:16 (EST)
Page visited: Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: AX,AXE,OX,UX,OAKS,OAKES, OCHS, WEIDENHAMER, WEIDENHAMMER, WEIDENHEIMER, ULRICH, MELL, RICHARDSON, MERGET, FISCHER, HAIN (and it various spellings), TROUT/TRAUT, SCHWEIMLER, ZERBY
Comments: Thank you for the info. Particularly the naming patterns - My middle name is Jerry (not Jeremiah), but my father's was Isaac Jeremiah, and his father's name was Charles Jeremiah. Charles' fathers' name was just Jeremiah, however I believe he had a first name which is unknown to me. All my family is from SE Pennsylvania Phila Cty., Bucks, particularly Berks, some Lancaster and Chester, and Schuylkill.

Email address: DOaks654@aol.com

Guest: Ruth Anne SNYDER BONNAU Montgomery, MI 49255
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 18:58:29 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: BIEDERMAN, MATTER, HALLER/HELLER, RONK, KEPLINGER, SCHNEIDER/SNIDER/SNYDER,MILLER,MIKESELL,GUTSHALL, KLEH/KLEE/CLAY,FRIEZE,etc.
Comments: What I liked best: it's a tie between the information and the music! Actually I can hardly wait to try applying the different naming systems just to see "how German" we are. I'm back to late 1700's in Dauphin, York, and Lancaster Counties with full lists of siblings per set of parents. Am hoping the naming patterns will lead me to some unknown maternal lines. Thanks for providing such a valuable research tool. Ruth Anne

Email address: smbonnau@dmci.com

Guest: Jean & Larry Feller, Ocala, FL
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 14:57:09 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Feller,Foeller
Comments: We are fairly new to genealogy research and appreciated the "tips".

Email address: jlf@mercury.net

Guest: Doralee Moon Ferona
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 13:14:10 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are Germans Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Schwab,changed to Swope,Kiefer
Comments: I like your web page letting people know that the Pennsylvania Dutch are truly Pennsylvania German. Arrived not through geneology pages, but through Yahoo web search on Pennsylvania, then Culture, then Amish parody pages, etc.! Maternal grandfather's last name was Schwab; he was a clock maker from southern Germany/Switzerland.

Email address: moonferona@msn.com

Guest: Lorraine Sheafer Richardson ,Cookeville TN
Date-Time: Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 09:59:47 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sheafer, Denmore
Comments: Very informative website....glad it was put together and very helpful.......any info on the Sheafer surname would be appreciated

Email address: stvnloinckvl@tnaccess.com

Guest: Edward J. Englerth Bismarck, ND
Date-Time: Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 17:55:14 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Englerth, Evitts
Comments: As near as I can tell, my paternal Englerth ancestor arrived in PA about 1750; succeeding generations moved steadily westward into Indiana, Minnesota and finally N. Dakota. Thank you for the opportunity to register. Appreciated your web page and will look at the others as well. I think some of the family dropped the last 3 letters of the surname and became Engle, so I've probably got a zillion unknown relatives in PA.

Email address: nengle@tic.bisman.com

Guest: Ruth Bostater, Bryan OH
Date-Time: Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 13:29:14 (EST)
Page visited: All of your pages
Surnames of interest: Poth,Patterson,Morehart(Morehardt,Morhart,)Hinsch, Good,
Comments: very interesting

Email address: bostater@bright.net

Guest: Linda Haught Ortega, Globe, Gila, Az.
Date-Time: Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 11:41:18 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Custons, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Haught, Croushaaur, Kroushour, Tennant, Ache,Moore, & DeVolld.
Comments: Thank you for your information.

Email address: topline@cybertrails.com

Guest: Elmer F. Hettenhausen, Millstadt, IL
Date-Time: Friday, March 27, 1998 at 11:17:29 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Hettenhausen
Comments: Very Interesting

Email address: ehettenh@notes.cc.bellcore.com

Guest: Lawrence J. Smith, Jr. Milton, MA
Date-Time: Friday, March 27, 1998 at 00:33:44 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Smith, Henderson, Greer, Caldwell
Comments: Just getting started. Do not have an informed response yet.

Email address: ljsmith2@concentric.net

Guest: Samuel Derr, Fremont, Ohio
Date-Time: Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 22:12:32 (EST)
Page visited: Lucy Walbert Page
Surnames of interest: Derr
Comments: Fascinating in that I also have a brother, John Derr and my son is Jacob Derr. However, my mother having traced our line back to Germany in the early 1800's, you have a line of Derr's I've not heard of.

Email address: sdderr@intelliworks.net

Guest: Jamie Kessler, Moundridge KS
Date-Time: Thursday, March 26, 1998 at 14:53:51 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Neufeld
Comments: E-mail me!

Email address: jamiss@hotmail.com

Guest: Calvin Neubaum Jr.
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 21:41:36 (EST)
Page visited: PA German naming customs, PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Neubaum, Dively
Comments: This is a terriffic page, my ancestors came to Pa. in 1881. I know so little of them, yet after reading German naming customs I now see why there are so many names that repeat. Thank you, Calvin NeubaumJr.

Email address: neubaum@dave-world.net

Guest: Eddie Lynn Davis, Dallas, Tx
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 20:13:30 (EST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kornegay, Harkey--although spelling diferrent in Germany.
Comments: Your site was VERY interesting. Although my quest is in Va NC and germany, I think this info will help me in my quest. Thank you. Eddie Lynn Davis

Email address: davises@airmail.net

Guest: Jeanne Garde, Pflugerville, Texas
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 17:26:06 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Karchner
Comments: Charles, wonderful website and fascinating history. I am descended from Benjamin Karchner and Elizabeth Box and would like to know if anyone else ties into this line. My great-grandmother who traced the family tree years ago never was able to connect Benjamin to the older generations. Finding your site was great.

Email address: garde@ibm.net

Guest: Jann Hartman, Lititz, PA (Lancaster County)
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 16:08:39 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, and more
Surnames of interest: Hartman, Ruch, Koehler (Kohler), Ulrich
Comments: Wonderful pages, great information, and music (loved the polkas). I have a little information on my Koehler (Kohler) ancestors from Germany and Ulrich ancestors from Switzerland on my web page. My father in law is researching Hartman/Ruch ancestors. Your information on Deutsch/Dutch was very interesting and a pet peeve of mine. I also have a few PA Dutch Recipes (from Lancaster County) and plan to add more. They are from my family and we all still make many of them today. Plus some regional cookery information, and more. Visit me, if you need a break once in a while!

Email address: nutrition3@juno.com

Guest: Jim Croce, Moundridge KS
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 14:45:49 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Very Good! E-mail me

Email address: www.jimcrocesandtd@hotmail.com

Guest: Carol Courter Updegraff, Ripon Wisconsin
Date-Time: Monday, March 23, 1998 at 20:45:51 (EST)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Courter, Clark, Bitner, Smith, Wensel, Stull, Updegraff, Bauder, Steinhelper, Finch, Sedgwick, Kunes, Johnson, Potts.
Comments: It is helpful to know how ancestors may have named their children. It could help to lead us to find more information!! That's what it's all about!!

Email address: cupdegra@mail.wiscnet.net

Guest: Pat Balensiefer
Date-Time: Monday, March 23, 1998 at 09:03:48 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Messman, Mesismann, Kline.
Comments: This is my first time to research. Thanks so much for taking the time to do all the research. It is great!

Email address: PBrouill@aol.com

Guest: Thomas A. Otto, II, Monterey, CA
Date-Time: Monday, March 23, 1998 at 03:50:30 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: ARMSTRONG, COOK, FAY, GIRDLER, HEFFIELD, HERMAN, LEE, OTTO, ROSS, SHELLEY, UNTERREINER, VAN ALLEN, VAN HORN, VAN HORNE, WELLER, WRIGHT,
Comments: Really appreciate the lesson. Had too many Johanns as you said, and my Lawrenze Otto, becomes a second child. Order out of chaos!

Email address: Olbear@mbay.net

Guest: ALBERT LEWIS LAUTENSCHLAGER Holiday Fl 34691
Date-Time: Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 21:11:08 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager,Pragnell,Wooden/Woodin, Sherwood.
Comments: My GGranfather came from Germany on or about 1 May 1869. Entered at NY NY. I can't find him on any ships lists. I have a copy of his intention to become a citizen and his Naturalization papers. But i am trying to find out where he came from in Germany and any info on his parents. CHARLES FREDERICK LAUTENSCHLAGER B:8 July 1844.

Email address: ALauten374@aol.com

Guest: Dennis Murphy, Linesville, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 13:04:51 (EST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Feldkircher, Ruebensaal, Depfner, Schultz
Comments: Learned a little something. Give us more! How about settlement and migration patterns in America or Ohio German settlements? Dennis

Email address: DMurphy595@aol.com

Guest: Jeremy Hunziker, Crawfordsville IN
Date-Time: Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 10:03:53 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Kirchner, Hunziker, Karhoff, Hunold
Comments: My family all settled in NE Missouri in the early to mid-1800's so were late comers to the US.

Email address: hunziker@tctc.com

Guest: Audrey LeRew Manchester, Pa.
Date-Time: Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 08:42:14 (EST)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: Eisensmith Records show Charles Frederick William Isensmith came into Baltimore 1842 at the age of 29
Comments: Trying to find if he came alone and if any others.

Email address: alerew@emailmsn.com

Guest: Rob Hileman, Derby, KS
Date-Time: Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 22:32:43 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Hileman
Comments: Just amateur "genealogist" Curious about the family history

Email address: hilemanfun@aol.com

Guest: Paul R. Loudenslager Boston NY (Buffalo, Lancaster
Date-Time: Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 01:57:28 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager,Hubbard
Comments: My Grandfather Charles P. Loudenslager 9/6/1870 from Thompsontown Pa. Married my Grandmother Margaret Hubbard 10/7/1872 from Salem Pa. They moved to Depew Ny. Would like to know more about my Fathers side. Note the spelling of LOUDENSLAGER with an O not A. any records from the Dutch country Pa. about my grandfather & grandmother In and around Thompsontown or Salem PA.ould help Thank You: Paul R. Loudenslager

Email address: Ploudensla@aol.com

Guest: Pat C. Cloninger, Newton, NC,
Date-Time: Friday, March 20, 1998 at 10:39:39 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Cent. PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Plonk(Plunk), Cloninger, Hovis, Rhyne, Lineberger, Abernathy, Costner
Comments: I like what I have read so far.

Email address: patcazc@abts.net

Guest: Jeff Feeser, York PA.
Date-Time: Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 22:53:39 (EST)
Page visited: Most of them
Surnames of interest: Jarrett, Christ, Knauss, Transue, Leibert, Romig, Wetzel, Ehrenhardt, Andreas, Steinman and Siegfried
Comments: Great site!!

Email address: jfeeser@blazenet.net

Guest: Kathryn Klingensmith
Date-Time: Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 00:22:41 (EST)
Page visited: Pa german naming customs
Surnames of interest: Klingensmith, Kline, Cline, Green, Stienmetz, Keppel, MacQuillan, O'Cahill
Comments: This is great!

Email address: uvij8@email.com

Guest: Dan Spengler
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 22:30:18 (EST)
Page visited: Pa. German Nickames, Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: My grandfather, George Spengler, was nicknamed "Chut." Although I didn't find out what it meant in your site, it was interesting to read.

Email address: spenglaw@enter.net

Guest: Catherine Bayne
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 20:11:30 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Century Pennsylvania German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Cziborowski, Cibroski
Comments: Name was changed to shorter version when my father became a US citizen. ( Born in Germany)

Email address: TOMMA@prodigy.net

Guest: Wally Fydenchuk Crediton, Ontario, CANADA
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 18:43:38 (EST)
Page visited: 1812 names
Surnames of interest: Haines, Watt
Comments: Seeking information on relatives of Ellen (Haines) Watt, married John G. Watt, Slatington,PA, abt. 1890. died 1920. Would like to know her date of death, birth and marriage, as well as names of family members etc. Please contact: Wally Fydenchuk RR1 Crediton, Ontario, CANADA NOM 1MO (519) 234-6487

Email address: c/o gshield899@aol.com

Guest: J. Jones, Wayland, Iowa
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 13:18:14 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Swagert, Wise, McMinimee, Gibson
Comments: My grandfather, Samuel L. Swagert was born in 1882 in Delta, PA (York Co.)and said he was "Pennsylvania Dutch". His father was John Andrew Swagert (b. 1845) and his grandfather was Nathaniel Swagert (b. 1821). Any further info? Thanks for the interesting page!

Email address: mjones@farmtel.net

Guest: Nancy Gillette, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 11:30:18 (EST)
Page visited: Pa. German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Klein, Little, Heagen, Hegan, Boeckel,Bockal
Comments: Klein, Theobalt, Theobald, also David, and Dewalt

Email address: nanc@nac.net

Guest: Chris Bauman, Cambridge,Ontario,Canada
Date-Time: Monday, March 16, 1998 at 21:37:54 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs,PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Bauman, Wayman?,
Comments: Hello and thank-you for your web pages.As you can see,I am searching surnames that eventually ended up in the Kitchener/Waterloo ( formerly Berlin )area of Ontario.Elizabeth Bauman was born in PA.in 1809.Her brother Joseph was born in Ohio in approx. 1818,(there may have been more who were born in the U.S.)and several other siblings were born here.Joseph married Josephina "Wayman"or "Weyman"?This was a Roman Catholic family and the only documents I've been permitted to read vary in the spelling of her surname and are not that clear.Do you know the best way to research Catholic families in PA. and/or Ohio during this time frame?Any hints would be most gratefully received.Thank you in advance.Chris Bowman

Email address: Jazzie2580@aol.com

Guest: Jorg Ibach, Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Date-Time: Monday, March 16, 1998 at 06:00:51 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Ibach
Comments: Hallo, seid Oktober habe ich Kontakt zu einem Namensvetter in Dallas/TX und wir versuchen nun gemeinsam die 1796 auf einem Schiff mit dem Namen Columbia ausgewanderten Ibachs in Amerika ausfindig zu machen, beziehungsweise ob Ron`s Vorfahren aus Remscheid stammen. Dies ist eine sehr interessante Sache. Bis dahin Jörg Ibach

Email address: JoergIbach@t-online.de

Guest: Jim Lynch, King George, VA
Date-Time: Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 21:40:06 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Baumhauer
Comments: Nice page, good luck!

Email address: jplynch@crosslink.net

Guest: Joann Krause
Date-Time: Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 20:09:54 (EST)
Page visited: Pa.Dutch Are German..
Surnames of interest: Van Horn
Comments: I found your page very interesting and informitive.I`ve wondered abt. the distinction,for years.What you say makes a lot of sense.I just started my own family genealogy page,if you would care to take a look.I was wondering if I could put a link to you on my page.Please let me know. Regards, Joann Krause

Email address: Bridey@webtv.net

Guest: Betty Renick, (Hylbert is ancestor) Myakka, FL
Date-Time: Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 12:19:47 (EST)
Page visited: Both
Surnames of interest: Hylbert (preiously Hilbert)
Comments: Love that music!

Email address: sy13@worldnet.att.netBoth

Guest: Vicki Besemer, St. Paul, MN
Date-Time: Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 23:24:00 (EST)
Page visited: Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: BESEMER
Comments: I have an accurate record from present back to Andrew Avery Besemer, b 1851 in Elmira, NY and d. 1919 in Howard City, MI. Looking for information about his brothers William and James; and his parents John Besemer who married a Catherine Slate. Any help would be appreciated.

Email address: VicJB@aol.com

Guest: Derrick Fontaine Grand Forks, ND
Date-Time: Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 19:17:44 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Dorsher, Dorscher, Fontaine, LaFontaine, Rerick, Roerich, Schlosser, and various spellings.
Comments: Page full of information. I haven't checked against my family to any detail to see if that applies.

Email address: thumper@grandforks.means.net

Guest: Earl P. Otto, Bremerton,WA
Date-Time: Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 12:31:58 (EST)
Page visited: all of the above
Surnames of interest: Otto, Swatsley (or Swartzley or Swortzel or Swartzel and on and on), Glidden, Perkins, Haybarger, Crobarger
Comments: Surely do like your oompah music. Also the German name bit which although it hasn't worked out for much I did find my 4th g-g-gfather Christian Otto's third son was named Christian. Getting possible first names for the grandparents of Christian (the younger) has not produced a grandparent and perhaps never will. But I have pinned down the Christian Otto that is mine. In the 1820 USC there were Christian Otto's in both Perry and Lancaster Co.'s, Both about the same age and with very similar families (number of children and ages. But onward and upward. Earl P. Otto

Email address: epotto@prodigy.net

Guest: Karen Farnsworth, Roswell Ga
Date-Time: Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 12:03:12 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kesselring, Deibler, Sheesley(Schussle,Schiessle)Bowers(Bauer)
Comments: Thank you. This has been very helpful in understanding naming patterns.

Email address: farnsworth@gw.total-web.net

Guest: Joseph A. Seabolt, Scottville, MI
Date-Time: Friday, March 13, 1998 at 11:44:44 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Seabolt, Seaboldt
Comments: Oral family states that we are decendents of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Oral history also states the the our family name origianaly was spelled Seaboldt. It was changed to its current form when one of my ancestors had a scrape with the law and a judge forced the change. My Great Grandfather's name was Alanzo Seabolt. He was born in Peekskill NY in 1862 (accoriding to 1920 census records). He died in Michigan in the 40's and just prior to his death he attended his mother's funeral in NY. I have not been able to trace any farther than this and I could use some help. If anyone can offer any information I would greatly appreceate it.

Email address: joe@lumanet.org

Guest: P. David Harclerode
Date-Time: Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 21:23:47 (EST)
Page visited: None yet
Surnames of interest: Harclerode
Comments: None

Email address: Harclerode@hotmail.com

Guest: Jerry Roebke (Röbke) Colorado Springs, CO
Date-Time: Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 03:40:50 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Röbke, Swartz, Kerchner, Lister, Romine, O'Neill, Utz
Comments: ISO the family of Charles Jason Swartz from Upper Makefield, Bucks county. Charles left PA after mustering out of Co.F 1st Reg Prov. Cav. on July 13, 1865. He ended up homesteading in the area South of Norton, KS and is burried in Almina, KS

Email address: Jerry_Roebke@compuserve.com

Guest: samuel s wingender
Date-Time: Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 03:08:05 (EST)
Page visited: laudenslager geneology
Surnames of interest: wingender geneology
Comments: I am a grandson of a Margurite Laudenslager and I found this info. fasinating. The name as mine Wingender seems so rare that I never realised there have been geneological studies to such detail.

Email address: scottw@tfs.net

Guest: Thelma Mills, Newton, KS
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 11:27:05 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kinderknecht, Hunger, Vonfeldt,Hansen,Pfeifer
Comments: I found the article very interesting. I think it will prove useful in my search for family in Russia and Germany.

Email address: fmills@southwind.net

Guest: Donna Carkenord, Peoria, IL
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 17:50:55 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kirchner, Kerkenar, Carkner, Cartner, Carkener, Carkenord
Comments: A great informative page.

Email address: Carkando@aol.com

Guest: Monte Loos, Rapid City, SD
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 09:37:29 (EST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Loos, Dreier, Heist, Weingandt, Schmeir
Comments: The naming customs was very helpful in making me understand the names on my GGfather family.

Email address: looskota@enetis.net

Guest: Carolyn S. Harth nee Schamburg, Evansville, IN,
Date-Time: Monday, March 09, 1998 at 23:23:55 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schamburg-Kolb-Hartman-Schomburg-Rapp-Mull-Harth Scherzinger-Zimmerman-Curtis-Roberts-Davis
Comments: Thank you for the information. I'm new, much appriecated.

Email address: carolyn@evansville.net

Guest: Kathy Fields Mineola, Texas
Date-Time: Monday, March 09, 1998 at 21:59:16 (EST)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Kessinger, Greenwalts, Logsdons
Comments: I emailed you to tell you how much I enjoyed you information. And to thank you for your trouble.

Email address: kfields@lakecountry.net

Guest: Archie L Davies Somerville MA 02145
Date-Time: Monday, March 09, 1998 at 16:38:21 (EST)
Page visited: German Nick Names
Surnames of interest: Kilmer , Helmer
Comments: YOU are a good example of my personal quote: KNOWLEDGE IS USELESS UNLESS YOU USE IT NOT ONLY TO HELP YOUR SELF , BUT TO HELP , AND AID YOUR FELLOW MAN IN HIS QUEST. so says the oracle archie

Email address: d5679@webtv.net

Guest: Lois Burdick , EP.A. German Naming Customsnid, OK
Date-Time: Monday, March 09, 1998 at 10:31:18 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: EASH, KOCH, MUFFLEY, WILLIAMSON
Comments: loved your page! The music was fun also. Lois

Email address: loburd@enod.com

Guest: Nancy McConnell, Simi Valley, CA
Date-Time: Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 21:51:10 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs,PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames (PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames,
Surnames of interest: ROTHANBARGAR, various spelling of same
Comments: Found this to be an interesting site.

Email address: Simi4nem@aol.com

Guest: Cindy Winn, Emmaus, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 10:42:54 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: i'm trying to get a topographical map of the orefield area

Email address: candles@cynet.net

Guest: Tony Leiker, Lubbock, Texas
Date-Time: Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 10:31:31 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Leiker, Dechant, Braun, Hammerschmidt, Enslinger, Miller, Weber
Comments: Appreciate the information!

Email address: gtleiker@swbell.net

Guest: Allen and Janet Groman, Lima, OH
Date-Time: Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 20:24:37 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Groman
Comments: Samuel Groman was born in 1776 in lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA. Looking for his parents names, birth dates and dates of deaths. They came to Amsterdam New York from Baden Germany in 1730. Samuel was a great grandfather of Hon. Clinton A. Groman, President-Judge of Lehigh County Courts many years.

Email address: janal@wcoil.com

Guest: Joseph W. Kaercher, West Bloomfield Michigan 48324
Date-Time: Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 10:53:22 (EST)
Page visited: Kaercher Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kaercher
Comments: None

Email address: jkerch@aol.com

Guest: Chris Stutzmann, Toronto,Ontario Canada
Date-Time: Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 08:11:23 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German
Surnames of interest: None of those
Comments: Just found it fascinating!!

Email address: christut@bizinter.net

Guest: Schmelzle, Valerie
Date-Time: Friday, March 06, 1998 at 13:18:16 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: John
Comments: Cute music.

Email address: valerie_schmelzle@merck.com

Guest: Norwalk, OH
Date-Time: Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 17:32:48 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Moore, Enterline, Delestatius, Carr
Comments: Useful information. Thanks for sharing what you have gathered with those of us getting started in the ancestor search.

Email address: toad@lrbcg.com

Guest: JIM PSIK, WILLIAMSPORT,PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 23:21:04 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming customs
Surnames of interest: harvey,stryker,samek
Comments: My neighbor has been extensively researching his family tree. He is running into a dead end around the period of the civil war. Since he cannot access the internet, I thought I would poke around to see what Icould find for him.Would you know, or know of someonethat may be able to help out locating a person of German decent? I can provide more info. Harvey is his name, Stryker is last known name. I threw in the Samek name! It was my grandfathers name. My neighbors enthusiasm in his research is getting me interested in researching my roots! Thanks for your page! Hope to hear from you. ts

Email address: jpsi@blazenet.com

Guest: Judy (Gaumer) Musgrave, Rochester, IN.
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 22:48:59 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Gaumer
Comments: We both go back to Johannes Dietrich Gaumer. My line is off of his 5th child Johann Jacob. Your ancestor is off his 4th child Johann Heinrich.

Email address: poolstan@townsquare.net

Guest: Alana Gardner
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 20:47:55 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Hi these helped my family alot!

Email address: alana_gardner@hotmail.com

Guest: Richard H. Jolly Sr., Akron, Ohio
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 02:58:53 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: CHRISTMAN
Comments: My mother is a Christman.

Email address: rjolly@neo.lrun.com

Guest: Jennie Storm Geck
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 at 02:35:48 (EST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Pugh,Letcher
Comments: Please contact me, if you know about this surname. My great grandmother was born in Minerville or Pottsville. It was in Jan. 29, 1872. Her parnets {I think} were William Pugh and the mother was Elizabeth Letcher. Please help me. Thank-You Jennie Geck p.s. My grandmother's name was Jennie Pugh. I was named after her, but never knew of the family.

Email address: dixie21@infowest.com

Guest: Miranda Havener, lincoln, ne
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 19:56:11 (EST)
Page visited: http://www.kalglo.com/http://www.kerchner.com/guestadd.htm
Surnames of interest: actually i was searcing for german hoilday rituals but i just thought this site was interesting
Comments: again like i entered before i was searching for a related topic and found this one thanks it was intersting,

Email address: cancer@imap2.asu.edu

Guest: STEVE EVANS
Date-Time: Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 20:41:02 (EST)
Page visited: THE 1812 PROJECT
Surnames of interest: HANKEE
Comments: LOOKING FOR ANY INFO/LEADS ON HANKEE NAME...THANK YOU..WE ARE CONTACTING THE EXISTING HANKEE NAMES IN SLATINGTON....

Email address: SVEAME@PRODIGY.NET

Guest: Donald A. Holloway, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date-Time: Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 19:00:08 (EST)
Page visited: german naming, german nicknames, dutch not german
Surnames of interest: Byerly, Brinker, Beck, Allshouse, Cope/Kopp, Klingensmith, Truxell, Fisher, Deeter, Harmon, Helman, Henkle, Jund, Mathias, Suttles, Sondles,
Comments: 1. Some of these spent time in Easton before moving on to Westmoreland County, Pa. Enjoyed Rosamunde and the Clarinet polkas.

Email address: dnholloway@aol

Guest: R Christian
Date-Time: Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 17:00:03 (EST)
Page visited: Map page - Lehigh County, PA
Surnames of interest: Horlacher, Grumbach, Clemmens, Wittmann, Metzger, Brunner, Swander
Comments: My time period for Lehigh (actually Northampton) is the mid to late 1700's.

Email address: RMHChrist@aol.com

Guest: Eugene Unger, P.O. BOX 87522, San Diego, CA. 92138
Date-Time: Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 15:19:52 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Unger
Comments: Arrived in Pennsylvania about 1740-1750. Looking for German ancestry connection back to Germany

Email address: gung@earthlink.net

Guest: Barb Butner, Arlington, Wa
Date-Time: Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 00:47:56 (EST)
Page visited: PA German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Siebenlist
Comments: Mainly looking for a Anneliese (Siebenlist) Gilligan about (60) years old now. Married a Richard Gilligan around 1953-54. She is from Germany and he was in the service.

Email address: rbutner@seanet.com

Guest: Dick Butner , Arlington, Wa.
Date-Time: Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 00:43:39 (EST)
Page visited: PA GERMAN Naming customs
Surnames of interest: BUTNER, ECKENBACH, SIEBENLIST, GILLIGAN
Comments: Right now, mainly looking for parents of Herman William Eckenbach 1879 - 1952. Born in Essen, Germany and married Emma Heine 1880 - 1929, also born in Essen. Came to States in 1906. Looking for the German connection though.

Email address: rbutner@seanet.com

Guest: Una Kisamore, Essex MD
Date-Time: Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 13:38:25 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Century German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hepting, Ernst Riffle Kisamore
Comments: I found your page quite interesting as well as helpful.

Email address: allegewi@aol.com

Guest: Sally T. Wyman, Evansville, IN
Date-Time: Friday, February 27, 1998 at 15:50:35 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Trarbach, Sprenkel, Hermann, Pence, Bentz, Keller, Hilderbrand, Lingafelter, Widick, Dofflemire, Taflemire,
Comments: Always enjoy coming back to your pages. So much information!

Email address: Gentrar@aol.com

Guest: Maxine Rasmussen Norristown, PA
Date-Time: Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 16:17:58 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Fenstermacher Kirschner
Comments: I am looking for more information on my 4th great grandmother Philippina Kirschner buried in Ebenezer Church in New Tripoli, Her father I think was Conrad.

Email address: maxrasmussen@att.com

Guest: Jo Nell FFreytag Davis Orlando Fla
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 18:05:57 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I found your information very interesting, as i have been reseaarching my German ancestors. Learned some new things.

Email address: newby@bellsouth.net

Guest: Janet, Tx
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 13:33:05 (EST)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Heberling, Hausman, Ackerman
Comments: Great tips. Enjoyed looking at all the info you had.

Email address: JesBinMe@aol.com

Guest: Dave Stuck, Iron River, MI
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 04:19:52 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Stock,Stuck, Bowersox
Comments: x

Email address: dstuck_98@yahoo.com

Guest: Alice Gorsuch. Rawson,Oh.
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 13:51:21 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Gorsuch , Wissler or sp. Whisler
Comments: this was good reading for a novice

Email address: acandee@bright.net

Guest: Sis from Wisconsin
Date-Time: Monday, February 23, 1998 at 22:40:41 (EST)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Shoup, Wahmhoff, Brown, Dieffenbach/Deffenbaugh
Comments: Really enjoyed the history area and all information. It was great!

Email address: sisnwood@win.bright.net

Guest: Marjie Coffey, Davison MI
Date-Time: Monday, February 23, 1998 at 20:00:51 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch,PA German Naming Customs, & PA German Nicknames.
Surnames of interest: Schmidtling/Smithling,Czarnetzki/Sharnitski,Jablinzki/Jablinski
Comments: Great information

Email address: mik10497@tpn.com

Guest: Roger Green, Vista, CA
Date-Time: Monday, February 23, 1998 at 17:47:08 (EST)
Page visited: pa german naming customs,nicknames
Surnames of interest: kaemmerer, messenger
Comments: very informative web site. looking for more information on the above names here in pa prior to 1810 and the information i got from this site will give me some more clues in my search as to german dating etc on documents and public records in pa.

Email address: grunhaus@znet.com

Guest: Kenneth Roth, Whittier, Ca.
Date-Time: Monday, February 23, 1998 at 17:36:23 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Cusstoms
Surnames of interest: Roth
Comments: Searching for information on Conrad Rotho--born l752--died l8l5,buried at Moorestown, Pa.

Email address: kenroth @pacbell.comm

Guest: Betty R. Murray, Kansas City, MO
Date-Time: Monday, February 23, 1998 at 17:31:20 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames,...
Surnames of interest: Runner/Rohner, Schenck, Maynard/Mennard, Boehm, Pletcher, Fridley/Friedly, Shoff, Stauffer, Baker/Becker, Smith/Schmidt, Kendig, and some Englishmen, (Wilson, Shackelford, Oliphant)
Comments: I have just gotten acquainted with the "Genealogy SiteFinder" and started with your site. My ancestors named Madelena were called "Martha" (Shoff, Boehm, Runner). Ulrich Runner also was known by Hans and William. I thought that William was the English name for Ulrich. Keep up the good work.

Email address: BMurray750.@aol.comP

Guest: Steven A. Schonefeld, Whitley County, IN
Date-Time: Monday, February 23, 1998 at 14:09:52 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Crowel (alternately: Crowell, Grauel, Chrowl, etc.)
Comments: Keep up the good work. One of my ancesters, Johann Heinrich Crowel (AKA Henry Crowel) emigrated to Frederick County, MD. He was probably part of the Palatine Migration. I plan to visit Frederick County this summer.

Email address: schonefelds@alpha.tristate.edu

Guest: Greg Lampman, Eleva, Wi
Date-Time: Monday, February 23, 1998 at 10:38:45 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Geneology Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Lampman
Comments: I found your site very informative. Am still looking for more skeletons in the closet from the New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont areas, but will keep going. Didn't find any connections. Keep up the fine work on this webb site.

Email address: glampman@mail.chippewa.tec.wi.us

Guest: Hugh Frazer
Date-Time: Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 20:56:45 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Dirkis, Bodingheimer, Nabbefeld
Comments: Looking for any information on my mother's side of the family. Minnesota and Wisconsin

Email address: frazer@spacestar.net

Guest: Cliff R. Sones, Wichita, KS
Date-Time: Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 17:44:35 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Sones, Sohnes
Comments: Thabks for the opportunity to visit your home page. My Great Grand Father, Hiram Reece Sones settled in Miserville, PA and I can't seem to find such a town or village. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Email address: crsones@swbell.net

Guest: R.W. Hileman, Weirton,WV
Date-Time: Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 16:30:53 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Heilman, Hileman, Yocum, Yoacum, Jocum
Comments: Your page was very helpful

Email address: sierra20@ovnet.comPA German Naming Customs

Guest: Steve Lautenslager Mason, Ohio
Date-Time: Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 00:36:26 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Geneology Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenslager
Comments: This was a very interesting page. I really enjoyed it although the coat of arms is much different than the one that I know of which is two swords crossed. Thanks for the information.

Email address: slautenslager@juno.com

Guest: Margot Crist Judeich, Blairsville, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 17:44:12 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming...
Surnames of interest: Judeich, Crist
Comments: Having Problems researching these names Indiana County. Can you help?

Email address: kgardner@yourinter.net

Guest: William H. Miller Hatfield, Pa
Date-Time: Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 17:39:36 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Levi Miller,Isbern Miller
Comments: Parents of Levi Miller

Email address: babmil@erols.com

Guest: S. D.Shepler, Tampa, FL
Date-Time: Friday, February 20, 1998 at 20:10:58 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Shepler
Comments: Informative.

Email address: O Blaten@aol.com

Guest: Elaine Bauder Scotland SD
Date-Time: Friday, February 20, 1998 at 18:06:30 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bauder, Vetter, Kayser, Doering
Comments: Interesting.

Email address: ebaude@gwtc.net

Guest: Mike Confer , Levittown PA.
Date-Time: Friday, February 20, 1998 at 10:32:29 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Hone Page
Surnames of interest: CONFER , FENSTERMACHER , BUCHMAN , RABENOLD
Comments: Great information on your pages , Nice job ! I am searching for info. on Confers of Lehigh County PA. , all replies appreciated.

Email address: mdc3@aol.com

Guest: Sandy Harris, Merritt Island, Fl.
Date-Time: Friday, February 20, 1998 at 00:16:21 (EST)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Allem, Ahlem, Ahlum, Held, Drach
Comments: I was very impressed by your work. I found it to be quite helpful and interesting. It gave me a lot of information. I now feel that I must go back home to Pa. and re-visit a lot of places. My family is buried in Kellers Church Cemetery in Bucks County. Thank you so much!

Email address: SJHarris472@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Jack Himelwright, Cadyville, NY
Date-Time: Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 09:39:13 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Himelright, Himelwright, Orndorff, Brill, Fisher
Comments: useful info

Email address: himelwrightj@westelcom.com

Guest: anna brus, casper wy
Date-Time: Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 01:20:19 (EST)
Page visited: cyndi's list of genealogy sites
Surnames of interest: brus, jongsma, lynch, robinson, hoekstra, bush
Comments: your page was very helpful in letting me know where to start on what it appears will be a long journey. but one that i am willing to take to help my children understand where they come from and who. thank you!

Email address: anna@coffey.com

Guest: William Peikert, Dripping Springs Texas
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 20:26:04 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Peikert, Walther
Comments: Thanks for the opertunity to visit you site. Just looking around. We are traveling to Germany in July and was wandering what was out on the web. Thanks again and enjoy...

Email address: bpmp@wimberley-tx.com

Guest: Georgia A. Schoelz, Auburn, WA
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 02:38:17 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gerber, Wingard (Wenger, Wanger), Summer, Kauffman, Morrell, Lewis, Stutzman, Troyer, Yoder, Hochstedler.
Comments: Very helpful site! I learned a lot and will refer to your site often for refreshers and new info and links! Thank you. Georgia Schoelz

Email address: gschoelz@juno.com

Guest: Edward Lowdenslager
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 22:52:16 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lowdenslager
Comments: Looked at your web page because of the similarity of Laudenslager to my surname of Lowdenslager. I had been told at some point that our name had evolved from Lautenschlager and I noticed that name on your web page.

Email address: slagers@csinet.net

Guest: Johannes Helmut Merz, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 12:29:35 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch.
Surnames of interest: Johannes/Justus GROH -
Comments: Justus Groh was a Hessian soldier im prisoned at Lancaster, Penns., and according to the last info. he indentured himself (sold himself) in 1782 for a period of 3 years to Mr. Emanuel Carpenter, a prominent citizen of Lancaster. No further data from the Lancaster area has been found so far. He is one of my toughest cases, and would appreciate help in finding out where he went after 1785.

Email address: hessian@cgocable.net

Guest: Larry Ramsey
Date-Time: Monday, February 16, 1998 at 16:24:13 (EST)
Page visited: homepage
Surnames of interest: ramsey,and lesher
Comments: good site aNY HELP ON FINDING RAMSEY'S LR LESHER'S WILL BE APPRECIATED

Email address: lramsey@redrose.net

Guest: Joyce Cutsinger Nunnery, Ft Walton Beach, FL
Date-Time: Monday, February 16, 1998 at 10:09:36 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Curtsinger, Cutsinger/any variation
Comments: My earliest known ancestor in America was in Lancaster Co., PA, by 1754. I do not know if he was part of the Palatine immigration, but do know he sold land in PA and moved down the vallies of VA to settle in KY. I believe the family maintained much of the Germanic cultural traits for a couple of generations in KY.

Email address: joycen@cybertron.com

Guest: Duain Claiborne, Wilmette IL
Date-Time: Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 17:14:48 (EST)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Kerchner. My wife shares your common anchersty with Johanes.
Comments: Charlie, you are constantly improving the site. It is becomming a fine research document for all who have roots in eastern PA.

Email address: born19@starnetinc.net

Guest: John Heist, Cordova, TN
Date-Time: Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 14:27:55 (EST)
Page visited: PA german Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Heist, Seifert
Comments: Appreciate the info on your web page

Email address: cbjn64a@prodigy

Guest: Terry Ross, Flint MI
Date-Time: Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 07:57:17 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: SCHLOTHAUER, TROLLMAN, SLUSSER. Jacob Schlothauer and Augusta Trollman were married in Berlin in 1870. By 1880 were in Erie County Ohio. Subsequently changed the surname to Slusser. Looking for anyone related to Jacob and Augusta
Comments: Great page with a lot of useful information. Thanks.

Email address: TLRoss24@aol.com

Guest: Marian R. (Keagle) Apker Montoursville, Penna.
Date-Time: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 23:23:23 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Jacot Schlagenwhite
Comments: Enjoyed the story about the Dutch.

Email address: MApker1@compuserve.com

Guest: Mary Louise Gossum, Fulton, kY
Date-Time: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 22:44:04 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wise, Ketner/Kidner, Renner, Rampold, Beckler, Reichle,Bammer,Achberger, Stark, Schafheutle,Mayer, Bensinger, Beck
Comments: Sure did like Pa German Naming Customs. I know it's going to be a big help to me. Mary Louise

Email address: myzy43a@prodigy.com

Guest: Rachel Keller-McGuire, Manhattan Beach, Ca.
Date-Time: Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 21:30:56 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Keller, Henry
Comments: This is BY Far the best web page I have found on the net...thanks for all the very useful information..

Email address: rachel_keller@yahoo.com

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. The 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@26asg.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


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