July-December 1998 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: Ken Keck, Ashton, ID
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 22:21:37 (EST)
Page visited: Roots, cyndi's list
Surnames of interest: Keck,Knauss,Ritter,Klein,De Esch,Weider,Levan,Baillet,Berger(Burger)
Comments: I enjoy this page. I appreciate Mr. Kerchner posting the info,making it available to all.

Email address: kenkeck@nstep.net

Guest: ruthie schwab, oil city,pa
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 10:55:22 (EST)
Page visited: pa dutch are german not dutch
Surnames of interest: schwab,swab
Comments: nice web page

Email address: rschwab25@hotmail.com

Guest: Joyce Goldthorpe,Grand Forks,B.C.Can.
Date-Time: Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 21:11:23 (EST)
Page visited: Kercher Genealogy Home Page,PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Most informative,very enjoyable,will return.

Email address: davejoyceg@BC.sympatico.ca

Guest: Angus J. Cline, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Date-Time: Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 00:00:14 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, "& all others"
Surnames of interest: Cline (Klein), Snyder, - from PA; Warner, Gallinger from Mohawk Valley, NY
Comments: A very informative site. Thank you for sharing!!!

Email address: clinecor@interlynx.net

Guest: Jim Krontz, Ottawa, Ohio
Date-Time: Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 22:25:37 (EST)
Page visited: Germanic naming customs. Will vist the rest.
Surnames of interest: Krontz
Comments: Am tracking 4 seperate branchs of the family. All orginated in Penn. from 1790 to 1807. They are listed as being born in Pa. Can not locate them in Penn records. Your page explains the many Jacobs, Johns, and Joesphs. Thanks.

Email address: yeahbut@bright.net

Guest: Amy E. Laudenslager, Philadelphia, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 20:56:12 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: In our Laudenslager family, my grandfather, Rev. Wilbur Laudenslager, has been in charge of the family geneology research. I would like to help him in his search and organize all the information, and present each family member with a family-tree poster. I think it's essential to pass along family knowledge down to generations.

Email address: amyel@earthlink.net

Guest: Glenn Stephens, Hummelstown, PA (Hershey)
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 09:26:02 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Steffen, Remaly, Allam, Truckenmiller, Buck, Leinbach, Laubach, Person, Yocum, Supplee, Lascom, Stille, Hance, Laub, Schmeyer, Albrecht, Herman, Kohler, Leh, Hoover, Huber, Reis, Schatzenbach, George, Frommer, Bier, etc.
Comments: Merry Christmas Cousin Charles & family!

Email address: crsw45a@prodigy.com

Guest: Earl Kumfer
Date-Time: Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 14:15:04 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kumfer, Ballard,Wolf
Comments: Enjoyed your lists of suggestions and bibliography. Thanks

Email address: ekumfer@mixi.net

Guest: Richard Lambrix, Woodhaven, MI
Date-Time: Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 12:59:19 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customes
Surnames of interest: Lambrix, Lucke, Graves,Bergmann
Comments: It was useful information on the naming of children as I was attempting to understand why my great grandmother and her brother were both Bernard and Bernadina.

Email address: passenger@provide.net

Guest: Kay Maniha, Houston, TX
Date-Time: Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 23:23:01 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: KEFFERLY/KEFFER, STREPY/STREEPY
Comments: Very informative website, thank you. My ancestors were living in the areas of Berks and Northhampton counties in the early 1700's

Email address: kman328@aol.com

Guest: Ron Simmons, La Plata, MD 20646
Date-Time: Friday, December 11, 1998 at 15:51:06 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kornmann, Korman, Cornman, Corman
Comments: My ancestor Ludwig Kornmann emigrated from Munich, Germany to Philadelphia, PA; arrived 30 Aug 1737 aboard the "Samuel" from Rotterdam, last from Cowes; Hugh Percy, Master. Was a farmer in Lebanon County; believed to have died prior to 1790 census. Had 9 sons + 2 daughters.

Email address: crsimmons@radix.net

Guest: Ronald W Hordijk, Overijse, Belgium
Date-Time: Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 09:58:30 (EST)
Page visited: I downloaded all 17 pages
Surnames of interest: Hordijk, Halterman
Comments: Hi Charles, Just paid a quick visit to download info about your immigrant ancestor for my research. Bye.

Email address: Ronald.Hordijk@scr.cec.be

Guest: Donna Mitchell, Powhatan, Va.
Date-Time: Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 22:03:16 (EST)
Page visited: Pa German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Boger,Bogar,Sonneberger,Fling,Thompson and Hahn
Comments: Enjoyed your nicknames and we are German not Dutch.

Email address: rmitchel@amel.tds.net

Guest: Barbara Young Villa Park, CA
Date-Time: Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 15:23:43 (EST)
Page visited: Lehigh Co. PAGenweb
Surnames of interest: BUSS, ROEDER, STEININGER, MILLER
Comments: Can you help me access "Constantine F. Groman Funeral records of Upper Milford 1893-1919"? How can I find info of "Upper Milford Mennonite Church Cem."? What part of Co. is Upper Milford in? Near what cities or twps?

Email address: 112171.76@compuserve.com

Guest: Ron Meek, Duncanville TX ( near Dallas)
Date-Time: Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 01:21:13 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Sullenberger
Comments: Sullenberger family was in VA early 1800's

Email address: rgmeek@spprynet.com

Guest: Ronald W HORDIJK, Overijse, Belgium
Date-Time: Friday, December 04, 1998 at 11:32:29 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Hi Charles, It was interesting reading your text about the origin of the Pennsylvania D(e)ut(s)ch. I myself am a dutchman from Rotterdam (Holland) and I work in Brussels (Belgium) for the Commission of the European Community. Some people here call them the "United States of Europe". This month, on the 18th, I will be visiting my relatives (sister and family) and friends again in New Oxford en York (PA). Thanks for the entertainment! Yours sincerely, Ronald W HORDIJK

Email address: Ronald.Hordijk@scr.cec.be

Guest: Wilda Ortkiese/Orthgiess Stovall, Southern Pines,
Date-Time: Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 21:05:06 (EST)
Page visited: PAGer. Nam.Cust., PAG. Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Beronhaeuser
Comments: The spelling of Beronhaeuserin was on my 3rd grgrm wedding record (1770)located at Trinity Lutheran in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. This is the only place I have been able to find it in the USA. I have found this spelling in Germany and Switzerland in the IGI at the Family History Center/LDS. In Lancaster in 1752 there was a John Milton Bernhausal whose surname was spelled many different ways, a widower who had remarried. I don't know if my Christiana Beronhaeuserin was a child by his first wife (unknown), whether she was born in this country or elsewhere. I feel she must have been one of a kind or the spelling of surname was changed by other family members in this country, if she had any here. Her first son, Johan Jacob Orthgiess was named for his f/f, her 2nd son was named Johannes (which could have been after John Milton above), 3rd son Adam had same name as father's oldest brother. The 1st dau. had the same name as her mother; the b. order of the other daughters is not known. One was named Mary Ann, which could have been after her f. mother, Maria Sabina Schuetz Orthgiess. You can see why your info caught my attention. Would dearly love to attach parents and place of birth to my Christina! She and her husband left Lampeter Twp. and next lived in Strasburg, VA area. After the Rev. they bought land in KY, where they died. She had her 1st child in 1771 and the last one in 1798(documented). So, I calculate she was b. abt. 1750-52. I've written all of this to let you know how much I appreciate your sharing you knowledge and info.

Email address: hstovall@pinehurst.net

Guest: D. Stone, Ocean Shores, WA
Date-Time: Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 20:02:58 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Keims, Kisling
Comments: Thanks for the information. Like your music.

Email address: mickdee@olynet.com

Guest: LAWVER,DONALD
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 02, 1998 at 21:16:35 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lawver,Young,Evereit
Comments: From Ohio,and Penn

Email address: DLAWVER@pacbell.net

Guest: Naomi Bettis, Hayden Lake ID
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 03:14:40 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Keith,Francis,Thomas
Comments: Looking for youngest sister's bio father, not much information

Email address: betisfam@televar.com

Guest: clayton carr huntsville tx.
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 00:12:35 (EST)
Page visited: padutch
Surnames of interest: Brem, Linton
Comments: William Linton Brem was born in 1825 in Penn. He latter moved to Randolph Arkansas and married Issabella Drake. I was told by my ggaunt that the Brem family came from Germany, that 3 brothers came over at the same time. This is all I know. Any help you could give me with this branch of my family would greatly be appreciated.

Email address: car3@lcc.net

Guest: Pamela Thompson Davis
Date-Time: Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 20:09:58 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Smith
Comments: My great aunt Arminta Smith worte a personal family history book for my grandfater, her brother. In the book she wrote that their grandfather Edmund Smith was born in Pennsylvania in 1820, of parents known as Pennsylvania Dutch, they were in immigrants from Holland. She also writes that she has no record of his fathers family except that Edmund had one brother named Franklin Smith. Parents did not speak English only Dutch. Now I am assuming that they were German not Dutch. I can not find any record of Edmund after he and his wife were divorced in Ohio. I do not know where to begin looking.

Email address: Lazurus@gotnet.net

Guest: d
Date-Time: Friday, November 27, 1998 at 13:45:59 (EST)
Page visited: d
Surnames of interest: d
Comments: d

Email address: d@g

Guest: J. KERCHNER, Bath Pa
Date-Time: Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 16:27:07 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Are we related in any way ? (my grandad was William Kerchner )

Email address: gilbert2_1998@yahoo.com

Guest: Robert Franey
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 18:18:22 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Franey
Comments: A very interesting web site well done. Best wishes Bob Franey

Email address: rob@esox56.freeserve.co.uk

Guest: Kim Robertson, Poteau OK
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 20:23:22 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Wagner, Krupp
Comments: Looking for information on Lewis Karl Wagner & Hannah Krupp. Looking to see where Allentown PA was, also Quakertown

Email address: kimr@alltel.net

Guest: TIMOTHY SHUPP, P.O.BOX 507 SAYLORSBURG,PA.
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 18:34:15 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: very interesting

Email address: f350@ptd.net

Guest: Dale Decker, Herald, CA.
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 02:00:38 (EST)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Decker, Reasoner, Shepler/Sheplor
Comments: I wish I had found your pages sooner--really fine information. Thanks!!!

Email address: ddecker@softcom.net

Guest: Karen Marie Kerchner - DeLeon
Date-Time: Saturday, November 21, 1998 at 13:45:50 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: My father's name is Jerome E. Kerchner JR -- He has mentioned your web site to me as he has had an interest in our family tree and has spent some time researching it. He may have contacted you already. I'm not sure if our family is connected though a lot of the names are very familure to me. Although I live in OK, my family is from South Eastern PA, my Grandfather Jerome E. Kerchner SR, lived in Mifflin PA or around that area for his whole life and his family were members of the Lutheran Church. I would love to hear from you and get your ideas on whether we are a branch on your tree...

Email address: mdeleon@webzone.net

Guest: Janet Ott, Easton, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, November 21, 1998 at 00:30:23 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Ott
Comments: Trying to trace my roots back to Germany

Email address: janet1153@home.com

Guest: Robbie Thomas
Date-Time: Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 20:34:49 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Hoffpauir, Spell, Sarver, Morgan, Faulk
Comments: Great website!

Email address: robspell@telapath.com

Guest: Charles A.Dreyer,Streamwood,IL.
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 16:53:41 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Plaster,-Plasters. Dreyer
Comments: I just surfed onto your page, thanks this is very helpful.

Email address: chuckdrey@aol.com

Guest: Toni Kay, Sikeston, Mo.
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 12:55:19 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schmeiderer/Schmiederer Knigge, Sannemann, Jokerst, Joggerst, Herzog, LaBruyere
Comments: Liked your page. Keep up the good work. Toni Kay

Email address: tkaotldunker@ldd.net

Guest: Mary Anne Lewis Caudill
Date-Time: Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 02:41:25 (EST)
Page visited: http://www.kalglo.com/http://www.kerchner.com/guestadd.htm
Surnames of interest: Lewis (maybe Luse), Schneider, Rhinehart,
Comments: This web page was very helpful to me!!! I'm at work tonight so I don't have all my info, but I'm looking for info on Nathaniel (born 1791) and Nancy Ann (Schneider, Snyder?)Lewis who came from Onterio in the early 1800s to Montgomery Co.Ohio, then to Hagerstown Indiana. They were active in the "German Baptist Chuch" which later became the church of the Brethern. They are my gr,gr,gr,gr grandparents. I'd like to find Nathaniel's father. I know the Schneiders were originally from Penn, Maybe the Lewis's were too, but I can't be sure. There is a rumor that his father may have been Nathan Lewis a Loyalist, but there is no poof of this. Another thing I'd really like to ask is...Is Lewis a German name? The Lewis's seem to be closely connected to German's, yet, Lewis is a Celtic surname. My distant cousin told me that decendants of a count Zinzendorf(??), who was cloesly related to the Movarian Brethern, changed their name to Lewis when they came to the states.

Email address: ocalagrl@hotmail.com

Guest: Deborah S Stouffer, Carmichaels, Pa
Date-Time: Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 08:16:41 (EST)
Page visited: www.kalglo.com
Surnames of interest: Stouffer,Peppler
Comments: My Great,Great Granfather was born in Germany. His name was Chester Wolfgang Stouffer. If you could help me with more info on this name i would appreciate it. What i'm really looking for is my Family Crest. Thank You So Much for your time in this matter. Debbie Stouffer

Email address: dejay@hhs.net

Guest: Cheryl Haralson, Jamestown PA (originally)
Date-Time: Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 11:48:04 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schlecht
Comments: Happened onto your website by accident. Am anxious to spend more time looking at the information you have posted.

Email address: haralson@bn-online.net

Guest: Cynthia Myres Ehlers, Scottdale, PA living Arlingt
Date-Time: Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 11:24:29 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Ehlers, Miller
Comments: The Cord Ehlers family emigrated from Hanover, Germany to Cole Camp, Missouri in 1854. His two sons went their separate ways. Claus stayed in Cole Camp but Heinrich (later, Henry) went to Kansas to become more American. After reading your article, I now understand why there are Walters and Johns in both branches of the family.

Email address: keary.ehlers@cwix.com

Guest: Peter S. Whittenberger
Date-Time: Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 09:58:32 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Whittenberger, Dawson, Corbin, Lohr, Stockfisch
Comments: Your naming custom information is right on the money - thank you for the written out explanation of why (possibly) my grandfather's genealogy records did not exactly agree with those found elsewhere. There are three of us researching the family tree for Whittenberger and we greatly appreciate the on-line help! Peter S. Whittenberger

Email address: herptilest@aol.com

Guest: Kathryn Harris, Port Elgin, Ont. Canada
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 23:03:31 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: RAU(ROW)
Comments: Researching Michael Row's family. Settled in either PA or NY state mid 1700's. Moved to Canada and shows up on 1796 census for Augusta Twp., Grenville County, Ont. Family still reside there. Would like to find out where in the United States he originally settled.

Email address: kgharris@bmts.com

Guest: Dick Johnson, Whitewater, WI
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 22:24:35 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Equitz, Uebelher, Pfeil, Rathsack
Comments: What a delightful page. I hung around for several minutes after reading your essay on German naming customs just to listen to the music. It took me back to the family picnics during my childhood in Milwaukee.

Email address: rjohnson@jvlnet.com

Guest: Mitch Osmer, Irrigon, OR.
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 22:13:59 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Surnames
Surnames of interest: Kline (Cline), Louk
Comments: Need info re: 1870 Lehigh CTY Census

Email address: mitchir@oregontrail.net

Guest: Coral Williams, San Saba TX
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 18:15:56 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hereth, Klitzke, Nitzel, Maisel, Reichers, Raymond, Gates, Williams
Comments: Thank you for the concise explanation on given names. Although my family research has proven the names sources are a bit different, I find your research very interesting.

Email address: Clwss@aol.com

Guest: Jimmy Bible
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 22:30:38 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I researching the Bible family.

Email address: biblejmo@camalott.com

Guest: Marie Turner, Richardson, Texas
Date-Time: Monday, November 09, 1998 at 23:08:25 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Struble, Strubel
Comments: You web page is very informative. Now I understand a little better why some of my german relatives are named John Jacob, Johan Nicholas, etc.

Email address: MarieTrnr@aol.com

Guest: K. Merrill Bolender, Indianapolis, IN
Date-Time: Monday, November 09, 1998 at 16:42:19 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bolender, Shinkle (Schenckel)
Comments: Keep up the good work and thanks for the info.

Email address: kmbolender@aol.com

Guest: charles boulin,port richey,Fl
Date-Time: Monday, November 09, 1998 at 15:40:59 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: SODEMANN & VOGT
Comments: I am Searching the Mecklenburg Province for a family history

Email address: cboulin@innet.com

Guest: Chris E EMA, Santa Ana CA
Date-Time: Monday, November 09, 1998 at 14:02:01 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: BOLENDER/Var,BINGMAN/BUENGEMANN,ERMERT,ETZOLD,JANES,FISHER
Comments: Really liked your presentation, a lot of work! The 'Oompa Band' background was an inspiration. CEE

Email address: E111416@aol.com

Guest: George Lautenschlager East Harwich, Ma 02645
Date-Time: Sunday, November 08, 1998 at 18:49:50 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager
Comments: Interested if there is any tie in with the Lautenschlager's that settled in Bridgeport, ct after arriving at Ellis Island.

Email address: glauten@gis.net

Guest: Louise A. Yenne, Santa Maria, Calif.
Date-Time: Sunday, November 08, 1998 at 07:08:12 (EST)
Page visited: Kercher Gen. Home Page, PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch &Pa German Nicknames.
Surnames of interest: RAU/ROWE, GOYETTE, YENNE, EDWARDS
Comments: GREAT PAGE. This geneology is new to me and I have been researching for about a month. Have found a lot on the internet, but your page was very informative. Thanks

Email address: r&lyenne@thegrid.netKerchner

Guest: Gerard Herbers, Arnhem, Netherlands
Date-Time: Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 16:39:18 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: HERBERS (but not fanatically)
Comments: Funny to read about Europeans who are either Dutch nor German, as the names of the countries did not exist. My research for the ancestry of HERBERS started some 20 years ago, when I got into contact with a distant relative who lives in river Falls, Wi. We found out his great-grandfather and my great-grandfather were brothers, who lived in the border area of Holland and North Germany, in the Emsland. His great-grandfather left from Nieuw Schoonebeek, Netherlands in 1880. These people were not really Dutch and my mother-dialect still resembles German or PLAT DUUTS. Long live the internet for global understanding. Thanks, Gerard Herbers

Email address: gherbers@telekabel.nl

Guest: George t kern
Date-Time: Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 16:27:02 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: KERN
Comments: KERN is a common name in the northern lehigh area an i am just looking for all the information i can get of this great name.

Email address: GTKcoins@webtv.net

Guest: Jerry Wetzel, Virginia Beach, VA
Date-Time: Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 00:27:25 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager, Wentling, Wetzel
Comments: I have enjoyed your web sites and see where you have done a real service to many people. Keep up the good work. I have learned much from you.

Email address: gwetzatvb@aol.com

Guest: Will Lautenslager, Heerlen Holland
Date-Time: Friday, November 06, 1998 at 16:09:35 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I have found your page and try to translate it in Dutch. May be later i can give you some information. I will send you our family weapon.

Email address: wlautenslager@hotmail.com

Guest: Raymond Race, Victorville, San Bernardino Co. Ca.
Date-Time: Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 17:21:12 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Koontz, Geesaman
Comments: These are the surnames of my Great-grandmothers grandparents on her fathers side. I was able to trace them back to PA. i geuss it is a matter of elimination with those John Koontz whose names have come out of the 1870 census.

Email address: raymond_race@adelanto.k12.ca.us

Guest: Joel Lautenschleger
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 23:51:01 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenschleger
Comments: Great Site... Looking for any connections with Lautenschlegers in Northern Ohio

Email address: J Lauten@AOL.com

Guest: Norine Bolt
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 23:06:32 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Biebel, Bible
Comments: I found this web page very informative and helpful and I enjoyed the music also. Thanks.

Email address: NBolt@aol.com

Guest: Joe Hittle
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 21:11:51 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Page (found it through an Alta Vista search on Hittel)
Surnames of interest: Hittle, Hittel
Comments: Am looking for any information dealing with George Michael Hittel (Hittle) Sr. and his descendants. My ancestry comes from his son George Michael Hittle Jr. Particularly helpful would be if I could find his European hometown (probably a Rhine River town) and the maiden name of GMH Sr's wife, Anna Marie (??) Hittle. I am Joseph Andrew Hittle, son of Alferd Wesley Hittle, son of Iden Monroe Hittle, son of Joseph Wesley Hittle, son of Joseph Hittle, son of David Hittle, son of George Michael Hittle Jr, son of George Michael Hittel (Hittle, Hyltel) who came to America in 1738, landing in Philadelphia in September on the ship Winter Galley. Any help would be welcome. And feel free to visit the Bulletin Board at the Hittle Genealogy Symposium. Thanks! Joe Hittle

Email address: skadj@prodigy.net

Guest: Joseph D. Priest, Voorhees, NJ
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 08:39:27 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Priest, English, Cornwall
Comments: Good Place To Start

Email address: accounting@cwthomas.com

Guest: Ann Mohr Osisek, Maitland, FL
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 20:06:31 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Mohr, Weaver(Webber), Schaffer, Klein, Strunk, Heydt, Gehres, Kuhns
Comments: Charlie Kerchner is to be applauded for his great work on the web in bringing all of us PA Dutch together again - hopefully, he will be rewarded with the "real Walbert" - good job Charlie!

Email address: amo.gen@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Tom Dorsher, Martinez California
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 01:17:49 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Dorsher, Dorscher, Torcher, Torsher, Torscher
Comments: All of the names are Germans from Russia in the latest migration to the States, Prior to that the Family resided in France, Would like to here from any one with these surnames, willing to trade information...Tom

Email address: Tom.Dorsher@gte.net

Guest: JEANNIE WALKER, BARDSTOWN, KY
Date-Time: Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 21:25:49 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: TROXELL, PETER TROXELL, DAVID
Comments: I LOVE LEHIGH CO. PAGENWEB, THIS IS JUST FABULOUS! OUR HOMETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY COULD USE A LOT OF THIS BRAIN FABRICATING WORK...HOPE TO FIND SOMEONE TO DO MY RESEARCH UP THERE, SINCE MY VACATION THERE HAD TO BE CANCELED, BUT, AH, IT STILL IS A MUST!

Email address: WALKER@BARDSTOWN.COM

Guest: Jackie Johnson
Date-Time: Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 17:27:56 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager
Surnames of interest: Miller, Laudenslager, Woltz, Walling
Comments: your page is the first I've found on the net that was of any use. Thanks! Jackie

Email address: j5225j@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Dorothy Denniston Duperault, Helotes, TX
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 22:52:58 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Strohm, Black, Martin, Double, Unger, Leicy/Licy
Comments: This was very useful. I had this info once but could not find it in my records.

Email address: nutshell@Texasnet

Guest: KISH, PITTSBURG, PA.
Date-Time: Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 16:18:51 (EST)
Page visited: PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: KISH, OESTERLE.
Comments: Very informative .

Email address: LMK915@AOL.COM

Guest: William Henry Waechter,Allegheny Co.PA,Living MA.
Date-Time: Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 12:43:09 (EST)
Page visited: Home Page,Naming Customs,Not Ducth.
Surnames of interest: Dieter, Deeter, Deiter, Teeter, Glessner, Heshizer, Deist, Waechter, Swartz, Hohbetser.
Comments: The soundex # 360 covers the Dieter,Deeter,Deiter, Teeter names which all could be Capt John Dieter of the 7th Company 3rd Battalion of the Northampton Line,PA

Email address: devil345@wans.net

Guest: Edward Poh, Phoenix, AZ (Formerly Allentown, PA)
Date-Time: Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 11:38:27 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Poh, Trexler, Snyder
Comments: Enjoyed the information.

Email address: edpoh@syspac.com

Guest: Alice Moyer Neiffer
Date-Time: Friday, October 23, 1998 at 23:24:44 (EDT)
Page visited: All of the above!
Surnames of interest: Moyer/Meyer, Kay, Phipps, Bringman
Comments: thank you for your information! So many names/spellings/misspellings, etc! and then they have to add John to each one...I very much needed your help to understand.

Email address: aliceneiffer@msn.com

Guest: Debbie Adams, Oakhurst, Ca.
Date-Time: Friday, October 23, 1998 at 21:41:30 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Heyderich, Hedrick, Leonhardt, Leonard, Steygerwaldt, Stierwalt, Wagoner
Comments: Thanks, I found this to be very informative!

Email address: azjd@sierratel.com

Guest: Edgar F. Kessler, Pearland, Texas -Orig. Balt, Md.
Date-Time: Friday, October 23, 1998 at 19:55:54 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: KESSLER, LAMAR, WELLS, STEWART,FAIRCHILD
Comments: Thanks for sharing the information..... :-)

Email address: GLEN2828@AOL.COM

Guest: Leigh McDonald, Philadelphia, PA
Date-Time: Friday, October 23, 1998 at 16:53:45 (EDT)
Page visited: Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Waggoner, Clouser, Lathero/Lathers
Comments: Thanks!

Email address: Krkntiloch@aol.com

Guest: Merna Bennett, Fort Worth, TX.
Date-Time: Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 16:00:15 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Jamieson, Jones, Hughes, Coons
Comments: My dad always said, "I'm good ole Pensylvania Dutch." so...I figured my heritage was Dutch. Thank you so much for the article.

Email address: 7306992@mcimail.com

Guest: Grace O. Carson, Mt. Sterling, Ohio
Date-Time: Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 14:45:14 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bauman or Baumann
Comments: My grandfather Jacob Asa Bauman was born in Wood Co. W.Va, 1880, he was the son of George Thomas and Mary Ellen (White) Bauman d 1972 in Washington C.H. Ohio, Fayette Co. I was told as a child his parents came here from Germany, he m Martha Derinda Bina Morehead. If you know anyone researching this branch my Email address is rex@qn.net. I would appreciate any info. Thanks

Email address: rex@qn.net

Guest: kentucky
Date-Time: Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 14:27:13 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Soeder, Julich, Eulich, Weis, Kleinhenz
Comments: Nice Music

Email address: lslock@aol.comP

Guest: Marijean Glover Emporia Kansas
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 17:06:43 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gerhart,Wright,Tanner, Hitt, Collins, Taylor,Picard,Schmidt,Brown,Breen,Calahan
Comments: Good site I am searching for all the above names, but specifically for Gerhart in PA.

Email address: missmari@carrollsweb.com

Guest: Marge Fowler, Anchorage, AK
Date-Time: Monday, October 19, 1998 at 00:23:08 (EDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Amweg, Haldeman, Shellhorn, Wissler
Comments: Thanks for sharing your expertise. Enjoyed the music as I read the very informative pages.

Email address: fowler@ptialaska.netA

Guest: Becky, Kelso WA
Date-Time: Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 22:41:20 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: COBB, Van ARSDALE, DARLAND, BAKER, ATKINSON, FARVOUR
Comments: Thanks for your explanations on the difference between Dutch & German--very easy to understand. Very understandable under the circumstances, too :-) Thanks for lending a hand to the rest of us>Becky

Email address: AreFar@WriteMe.com

Guest: Robert E. Trexler, Whitney, TX
Date-Time: Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 16:04:40 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch, etc
Surnames of interest: Trexler, Buckley
Comments: Just discovered your site. Very nice and very informative. Will be back.

Email address: rtrexler@hillsboro.net

Guest: Louise A. Antes Fenwick, MI. 48834
Date-Time: Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 15:47:13 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kohagen, Lemke, Heiden, Harder
Comments: You have a Great Page. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us novices.

Email address: antesrl@iserv.net

Guest: Jennie Vertrees, Princeton, MO
Date-Time: Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 11:14:45 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gohn/Coon, Krantzdorf/Grenzdorf, Barnett, Barrett, Cousins, Howard, Denton, White
Comments: I just saw your site for the first time this a.m. and it is interesting. I like your typical German music. The first generation or so of my family in PA were given the prefix names of Johann and Anna. That plus an anglicized name from Gohn to Coon (which is perfectly logical to myself as I am German speaking and a linguist) gave me problems in proving my ancestry for DAR.

Email address: backwood@netins.net

Guest: Margaret Cole Perkins
Date-Time: Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 10:59:02 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Cole, Perkins, Finch, Shuler, Bell, Sallis, Flemming, McCool, Clifton, Ball, Caperton
Comments: Very interesting and informative. I wish I had known this last year. I imagine I may have deleted some useful information.

Email address: bmcperk@hotmail.com

Guest: Jeff Carr (currently) Fall River, MA
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 17:48:27 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Haffner, Karr, Klar, Reiner, Vetterlin
Comments: Very informative and I really enjoyed the "Omp Pah" band music!! Jeff Carr

Email address: ffejlny@meganet.net

Guest: Joanne "Steinhauer" Olson
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 12:55:43 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Steinhauer, Kober, Otto, Pineckenstein, Huber
Comments: Thanks for the info...

Email address: joanneo@UWLM.ca

Guest: Ernie Reser, Kettering OH
Date-Time: Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 21:36:31 (EDT)
Page visited: German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: RESER, REESER, REISER
Comments: Neat site! Loved the chicken dance music! Ernie

Email address: esreser@aol.com

Guest: Ernie Reser, Kettering, Ohio
Date-Time: Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 21:32:31 (EDT)
Page visited: German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: RESER/REESER/REISER/ etc.
Comments: Looking for PA. origins of Benjamin Reser, b1791 in PA. Came to OH in 1830. Was a "Pennsylvania Dutchman and a good farmer". Settled in Darke Co. Need help on this one!!! Ernie

Email address: esreser@aol.com

Guest: gerald andrews,carpinteria,CA
Date-Time: Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 16:59:44 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: feltner,feltnor,volckner
Comments: very educational,but i understand that volckner can also be volck?

Email address: gerryandre@worldnet.att.netPA

Guest: Rudi Kerschner, Werkendam The Netherlands
Date-Time: Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 10:01:36 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kerschner Rudi born,10091914,Heidenau,E. Germany Kerschner,Theresia,born,05091893,Lilienfeld,Austria, Kerschner,Johann,born 10121912,Vienna,Austria
Comments: If anybody know someting, please help me. My father Rudi Kerschner, came in 1922 from Perchtoldsdorf,Vienna,Austria, as a little child to Holland.

Email address: r.kerschner@wxs.nl

Guest: Denny Shirer, North Canton, OH
Date-Time: Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 01:18:17 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy PA German Naming Conventions and Nicknames
Surnames of interest: SHIRER, SCHUERER, SCHERER, SHIRRA, SHARRA, SHIRRAR, SHIRAR
Comments: Thanks for the great information on the naming conventions. I and some of my fellow Shirer researchers were just discussing the use of first and middle names when I ran across a link to your site on the Frederick Co., MD GenWeb site. Thanks from all of us for making our job a little easier.

Email address: drd@sssnet.com

Guest: Peggy Haley Ferguson, Nashville, TN
Date-Time: Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 00:41:03 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Haley,Lish,Quinn,Ferguson,Stewart
Comments: Many thanks for your help in German Naming Customs.

Email address: elmotape@edge.net

Guest: Shirley Young, Stuttgart, AR
Date-Time: Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 22:36:45 (EDT)
Page visited: USGenWeb
Surnames of interest: Warlick, Hoffman/Huffman, Payne, Sherrill, Junge
Comments: I believe those folks who moved from PA to NC continued those same naming patterns. Thanks for your information.

Email address: sjyoung@futura.net

Guest: George Eckhardt, Calgary AB.
Date-Time: Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 00:01:16 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Eckhardt,Hall,Krauss,Wiedemann,Leibing
Comments: Thanks for your informative page on naming practices! Regards George

Email address: geckhardt@globalserve.net

Guest: Arlene A. Welter, Sebring, Fl
Date-Time: Friday, October 09, 1998 at 21:32:12 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Spiess, Schnitzer
Comments: Researching in Baden 1846. and IL Enjoyed your pages.

Email address: rconnell@strato.net

Guest: Chris Fox, Otter Rock, OR
Date-Time: Friday, October 09, 1998 at 18:11:13 (EDT)
Page visited: Several
Surnames of interest: Fox (Fuchs)
Comments: I found your material very helpful. My Bavarian greatgrandfather seemed to follow the children's naming conventions that you show (Pattern A). An important lead for me. One question if you read this... He usually lists his name as "Henry Fox", but on some documents this becomes "Harry" and his third son is named Harry. Any insights? Thanks for the effort!

Email address: cgfox@teleport.com

Guest: Sandy Poirier, Eugene, OR
Date-Time: Friday, October 09, 1998 at 18:01:49 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames, etc
Surnames of interest: STROK/STRAUGH/STRAUCH/CHRIST/CRIST
Comments: This is a great web site have written 2 e-mails to people researching same names. Hope they link up. Music a little disconcerting to start with but it grew on me.

Email address: joe.sandy@att.net

Guest: Peggie Dusch Lauridsen, Salisbury MD
Date-Time: Friday, October 09, 1998 at 17:51:05 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bauer,Dusch,Gabell,Glasser,Haas,Millbrodt,Rusher,Truckenbrodt,Von Pultz,Werner
Comments: Where may I get a copy of the naming patterns? Very interesting.

Email address: pegl@shore.intercom.net

Guest: Barbara Link-Mikesell, Roswell, NM
Date-Time: Friday, October 09, 1998 at 15:26:56 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Link, Preusser, Rattan
Comments: Most interesting page. I have often wondered why so many of my ancestors had the same name. Sure does make it hard to distinguish Johan Georg from Johan Phillip. Thanks for the info.

Email address: barb@dfn.com

Guest: Bill Kennelley, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870
Date-Time: Thursday, October 08, 1998 at 19:59:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA german naming customs
Surnames of interest: Wommer, Woomer, Womer, Kennelley, Niceswanger, Fish, Parsons, Bowman, Conrad, Ayers, Shannon, Weston.
Comments: alot of usefull information and has helped a lot.

Email address: bill@nwonline.net

Guest: Richard Messersmith, La Crescenta, CA
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at 15:58:03 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Messersmith, Hartman, Sprenkle, Hovis, Diehl all from York Co. Pa.
Comments: Thank you for your informative site.

Email address: rmessers@pop.jpl.nasa.gov

Guest: Susan Huth,Saylorsburg,Pa.
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at 12:57:24 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Tobias,Henne,Huth,Searock,Miller,Newhard,Hantz,Silfies,Steltzman,Bond,Blatt,Renninger,Naftzinger,Graff,Althouse,Bohn,Loose,Czeraki
Comments: I love this map page! One of the first I've found. It will come in handy with my travels throughout the local area... S.Huth

Email address: shuth@ptd.net

Guest: John A Lautenslager Tracy, Ca
Date-Time: Saturday, October 03, 1998 at 18:32:49 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenslager
Comments: Trying to research the Lautenslagers of Wheeling WV. Grandfathers name "William" or Bill. Do not know if we are decendants of any of the PA "Dutch" But due to the information presented on this excellent piece of work, I am making the assumption based upon the proximity of PA to WV we might be. Any hints on how to proceed?

Email address: jlautens@inreach.com

Guest: Charles D. Musser Las Vegas, NV 89102
Date-Time: Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 14:56:42 (EDT)
Page visited: the whole page
Surnames of interest: Mosser,Musser(Daniel b.24 jun 1793,Bickelman,Bickelmann, Crone, Khrone,and Diehl
Comments: Fantastick work!

Email address: fawntrail@aol.com

Guest: Susan Gutzmann Cooper,El Dorado CA
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 13:07:56 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gutzmann, Book
Comments: Thank you for the informative information!

Email address: coop@calweb.com

Guest: DON R. ORT ,FORT WAYNE, IN.
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 11:52:19 (EDT)
Page visited: Tips and Tricks for the Beginner
Surnames of interest: ORT
Comments: Very good,thanks!

Email address: Drortpe@aol.com

Guest: Clifford Smith, Charleston,WV
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 21:16:21 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Smith,Samuel b7/1796 m Plasterer Susan; Climer/Clymer,Isaac b1755 m Margaret; Culp,William b1806 m Wunderlich, Eliza;
Comments: I cannot find the fathers of the males or the relatives of Margaret.

Email address: csmith@citynet.net

Guest: Christina Rupp-Valtee, Tacoma, WA
Date-Time: Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 22:58:14 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German, not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Rupp, Brough, Firebach, Buter
Comments: Love the music! It's great to see someone take the initiative to set all of the outsiders straight! Thank you for an informing and amusing site to visit. Now I have somewhere to refer my friends who are trying to understand the culture I grew up in. Take care and thank you!

Email address: rickandrupp@hotmail.com

Guest: Erin Laudenslager, Elizabethville PA
Date-Time: Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 20:22:24 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: After reading this page I decided to try to trace my family back and see if maybe my family would link into yours in some way. I haven't done much yet but today I went to an old cemetary and got some names. One I thought was interesting was I. Jacob Laudenschlager. He fought in the Revolutionary War. I know the local Historical Society has done some research on him. I was wondering if you might have heard of him or might be interested yourself. He was in CO A 6 PA Regt. Born June 3, 1764. Died April 14, 1845. I read in your paper that families often have the same names. I found alot of Josephs, Johns, Jacobs and Jonas, . I noticed on the decendant chart for Johan "Heinrich' Lautenschlager there were alot of those names. Maybe some relation? If you have any information or would like any on the Laudenslagers I found please let me know. I am sorry if this is not what you wanted in the comment box. I am still very new at this. Thank you for your time. Erin Laudenslager

Email address: ell107@psu.edu

Guest: Rhonda Jennings, Clymer, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 17:50:22 (EDT)
Page visited: a little bit of it all
Surnames of interest: Fetterman, Coy
Comments: I'm looking for information on Daniel Fetterman that was married to a Coy and a Michael Fetterman that was also married to a Coy in the mid 180's

Email address: rjennings@yourinter.net

Guest: Yolanda,Allentown,Pa.
Date-Time: Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 16:00:26 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa.German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Weider, Wieder, Wider, Wedder, Acker, Breisch
Comments: I am seeking information on these names for a genealogy synopsis I am preparing for my grandchildren. I am looking for information such as occupations,baptism records etc.

Email address: yolanda@drafx.com

Guest: LaVerne Kidd, Ahwatukee AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 09:38:19 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: SCHROER
Comments: Area - Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Email address: lkidd@mindspring.com

Guest: LaVerne Kidd, Ahwatukee, AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 09:06:45 (EDT)
Page visited: www.kalglo.com/germname.htm
Surnames of interest: Huenefeld, Lutterbey, Hopp, Hiltenbeitel,
Comments: Edward HUENEFELD three documents have three different births. 1900 census b. Oct 1861, Tomestone b. 1854 and d. 1903 ( I have picture of this), death certificate b. 1862 and d. May 1904. This is a certified death certificate. This is in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Email address: lkidd@mindspring.com

Guest: Susan L. Ritter, Phoenix, AZ
Date-Time: Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 20:24:28 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Ritter, Samuel A. b 8/12/1791
Comments: Thank you!

Email address: La33ey@email.msn.com

Guest: Susan Schwene Bell - Greenville Texas
Date-Time: Friday, September 25, 1998 at 13:01:53 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schwene
Comments: I like the background music. Reminds me of Oktoberfest here in Muenster, TX.

Email address: layne93@yahoo.com

Guest: Charles W. Brylla, Glen Burnie, MD (originally WI)
Date-Time: Friday, September 25, 1998 at 11:19:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Brylla, Schneider, Weinke, Harman, Schara
Comments: I'm really just getting started in geneaology. Have obtained most US information, now need to get to German information.

Email address: cwbrylla@aol.com

Guest: Paul Koehler (Kohler), St Joseph, MI
Date-Time: Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 09:41:58 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kohler, Koehler, Reitz, Loeb, Lob, Bea, Kletter, Habermann, Zander, Treu, Sinner, Erle, Schneider, Weil, Reiter, Moses, Schmitt, Engel, Schuster, Wagner, Muller, Reidell, Gatt, Ernst, Brauninger, Stroltz.
Comments: I enjoyed the information about the names, and yes I have found much of the same in Russia and Germany.

Email address: pkoe662885@aol.com

Guest: Rod Metzler, San Marcos, Texas
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 19:08:36 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Metzler, Nilmeier, Schabenland, Kruse
Comments: Nice page. Thanks

Email address: ramrod@centuryinter.net

Guest: Gail Sampson, Renton, WA
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 00:25:09 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Oberseither, Kuestner, Schindler,Gerlach,Kleinschrodt
Comments: Thankyou for the information about the naming patterns. It helped put a lot of things into perspective.

Email address: gsampson@sprintmail.com

Guest: Helen Lee Stowell
Date-Time: Monday, September 21, 1998 at 21:18:35 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames.
Surnames of interest: Hartman, Robinson
Comments: I have most of my father's lines back to the 1700s except for the two lines above, Hartman and Robinson.

Email address: helenlee7@yahoo.com

Guest: Charles Kindt Lebanon, Pa
Date-Time: Monday, September 21, 1998 at 16:42:54 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Gen home page
Surnames of interest: COPENHAVER - KINDT - GOETTLE/GETTLE - McMACHAN/McKINNEY
Comments: Great site.

Email address: charo@nbn.net

Guest: James Killian, Pleasanton, Texas
Date-Time: Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 20:52:42 (EDT)
Page visited: all of them
Surnames of interest: Killian, Crowder, LaMar, Blair, Teague,
Comments: liked your sites, printed out most of them for latter use. Thank for the service.

Email address: bkillian@flash.net

Guest: Robert Walker Baebenroth, Casa Grande, AZ
Date-Time: Friday, September 18, 1998 at 03:31:02 (EDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Baebenroth, Bebenroth, Babenroth, von Neupert, Vahldiek, Schroeter, Graeper, Eibner, Wagner, Huber, Rummel, Hofmann, Walker, Bowen, Van Slyke, Husmann, Struve, Bebensee, Koch, Horey
Comments: I've been told that the BAEBENROTH's are of Swiss origin, and that there was a monk by that name in the year 1200. Could that be possible? Also, our Wappen der familie BAEBENROTH is supposedly hanging in a museum in Helmstedt, Germany. How could I get someone to check it out for me? Thank you for your interesting German history lesson. I love to hear about conditions that existed back then, to get a feel of what they went thru.

Email address: baebe1@hotmail.com

Guest: Jerome E. Ryan, Bronx, NY
Date-Time: Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 15:06:34 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Tips & Tricks Page
Surnames of interest: Ryan, Senno (De Senno, Sinno, Sinna), Hominuk, Huyghue, Thenhart
Comments: I am very new at this and am browsing for help to get seriously started.

Email address: jmkryan@dazzling.com

Guest: Nancy Kinzer, Apple Valley CA
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 18:36:27 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kinzer, Buetner, Rebitski
Comments: I'm just getting started.

Email address: Nancy@ifeirve.beav.com

Guest: Carolyn Dunmyer, Fort Worth, Texas
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 13:35:51 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Dunmyer
Comments: Thank you so much for the information. I am very interested in finding our Dunmyer relatives. According to my mother-in-law the Dunmyers were Pennsylvania Dutch.

Email address: dunmyer@flash.net

Guest: Rhonda Schlotman Teeter
Date-Time: Friday, September 11, 1998 at 15:42:24 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Teeter / Dieter, Schlotman, Curling, Cregor / Kreigor.
Comments: Very informative. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

Email address: teeterrk@tcg.com

Guest: Sherry Lisowski, Brooks, Ab. Canada
Date-Time: Friday, September 11, 1998 at 11:49:40 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Kresge
Comments: I was very enlightened by your article as I am now researching Pennsylvania Dutch history to present at a future ladies' meeting. My paternal grandmother spent part of her childhood in Pennsylvania before moving with her family to Washington State - her maiden name was Kresge. Thank you so very much for your research!

Email address: patlis@telusplanet.net

Guest: Dawn Kifer , ellendale , De
Date-Time: Friday, September 11, 1998 at 03:43:17 (EDT)
Page visited: Kercher Geneology
Surnames of interest: DERR, BODECKER(may have different spelling), BURGER,BURGAR(spelling unsure may be garbled in translations), UPHOFF,WOOTERS,BURES,
Comments: I am very much a beginner at this genelolgy search . My grandmother tells me that she cannot get beyond Clarence Silis Derr...her grandfather... Bodecker and burger may be misspellings or mispronouciations...Cathrine Burger had many many siblings...lois joe and??? any guidance on this would be greatly appriciated

Email address: aschool@bellatlantic.net

Guest: B. Stroman, Mount Joy, Pa.
Date-Time: Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 11:29:57 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: STROMAN, STROHMAN, SITLER
Comments: Your page on naming customs certainly shed new light on why some of my Pa German ancestors were named the way they were. Thanks.

Email address: bscpa@hotmail.com

Guest: Julie (Kerchner)Jones , Bedford OH
Date-Time: Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 11:19:44 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Thank you for providing such an in depth look at our family heritage.

Email address: jjones@AOL.com

Guest: Robert M. Loucks, Erie PA , originally Toledo OH
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 00:58:10 (EDT)
Page visited: Home page, Naming customs, Guest book
Surnames of interest: Loucks
Comments: Great page, glad I found it. May be of help to me and others that I will inform of it's existance.

Email address: rmlou@erie.net

Guest: Benjamin Porter, Stone Mountain GA
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 23:03:25 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: }Thanks for the info; I am doing a research paper for the sociology department at Wake Forest U. on the Scotch-Irish.

Email address: portbw02@wfu.edu

Guest: Mike Kilia, Fenton MO
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 19:25:53 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kilian
Comments: None

Email address: mkilian@unigroupinc.com

Guest: JoAnne Mika Tucson Az
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 12:48:08 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Oberle,Ibach
Comments: Learned alot here at your web site and would like to thank you very much for this Information it has helped me sort the names out. Thanks again J.Mika Tucson Az

Email address: AuntJoMika@aol.com

Guest: Ron Clauser, Waynesville, NC
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 12:29:24 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Ancestors came from Berks Co. Pa. Interested in information about PA. Dutch

Email address: clauser@primeline.com

Guest: Heather Fenstermaker Hudson, Fogelsville. PA
Date-Time: Monday, September 07, 1998 at 19:04:49 (EDT)
Page visited: pa dutch are german not dutch
Surnames of interest: fenstermaker
Comments: i was just looking into my heritage and i learned alot i did not know about PA dutch

Email address: HeatherHud@Aol.Com

Guest: Martin L. Wogaman
Date-Time: Monday, September 07, 1998 at 09:57:12 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Wageman/Wagemann/Wogaman/Shuman/Shewman/Will/Gerbrich/Garbrick/Garverick/Ewert
Comments: Great Site! First time here but I'll be back. It is amazing the amount of genealogy sites on the web. Thanks for letting me visit. Marty

Email address: wogaman@ols-inc.com

Guest: Janice Dasher Sweeney, Menlo Park CA
Date-Time: Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 01:10:59 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German
Surnames of interest: DASHER, GATES/GETZ/GOETZ,HUSTON, AYERS/AIRES,FAY, CHAMBERLAIN Brumbaugh, Miller, Butler, Treese, Crawford, Door,Brown,Hutchinson, Cox, Dilling, Cassidy, Crabbs, McCracken, Fisher
Comments: Hi, I'm fairly new at this--Looking in Huntingdon, Bedford, Blair Counties, PA late 1700's to 1900 and have the 1900's well mapped out or treed out--whatever. Love your guest book-so many interesting people!!!!Would love to hear from anyone who may have a link with me. thanks.

Email address: dasherdesigns@compuserve.com

Guest: James T Anthony, Allentown(S Whitehall Twp) , PA
Date-Time: Friday, September 04, 1998 at 01:00:04 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Anthony, Sell, Dorward, Nagle, Shearer, Nace, Correll, Zimmerman, Roth
Comments: Please include the following names on your 1812 list: Jacob & Paul Anthony- Heidelberg Twp Tax List of 1762 (Page 719-Hx of Lehigh County) Philip & John Anthony- Lynn Twp Tax List of 1781 ; Paul Anthony - Lynn Twp Tax List of 1812 (Page 811 - Hx of Lehigh County) I am the sec. of the Lehigh County Historical Society. I am new to computers. T. Conrad told me of your site. Please note that the 1762 Tax list for Lowhill Twp contains another Sell to add to your list. His name was Peter. I am directly descended from him. I will adopt all names referred to in this note. Thank You.

Email address: james.anthony@gte.net

Guest: Harold L. Baker
Date-Time: Monday, August 31, 1998 at 23:34:59 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home page
Surnames of interest: Baker, Hartman, Schwander-Swander, Shriver, Woolf, Wulff, Wolf
Comments: David Baker and Jacob Schwander were both Revoluttionary War veterans, I need help finding proof for David Baker who lived in Abingdon Va. I have Jacob Schwander's records from Lehigh Co., PA.

Email address: 1923baker@powerlynk.com

Guest: Larry A. Clever, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Date-Time: Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 16:36:47 (EDT)
Page visited: PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS & PA GERMAN NICKNAMES
Surnames of interest: Kleber (now Clever); Rupp, Houser
Comments: The first I find my family, Michael/Elizabetha Kleber are in what is now Fredericksburg in Lebanon County with births recorded at "Swatara," beginning in 1732. I have searched for 28 years seeking to move back a generation or to learn when they emigrated and from where. It is good that I am a patient man. At various times I have been convinced that Michael Kleber must have been a world class swimmer, because it is plain that no boat carried him to the colonies! Thanks for the information in the sites. Best wishes.

Email address: lclever1@nycap.rr.com

Guest: Jerry Hershberger, TN
Date-Time: Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 00:45:50 (EDT)
Page visited: Most of the pages.
Surnames of interest: Hershberger
Comments: A great site. Most informative, Thanks

Email address: jerryh@valise.com

Guest: Alana Thevenet, Tampa, FL
Date-Time: Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 16:56:58 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: GOERINGER, SCHMIDT, FEHLINGER, ELDINGER (possibly ELSINGER)
Comments: I found the PA Naming practices very interesting and will be able to appy the principles to names I've found.

Email address: AThvnt@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Kate Neff Totton, McClure, PA
Date-Time: Friday, August 28, 1998 at 20:29:19 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Neff, Heidler, Leeper, Sipe, Quickel, Wenzl
Comments: Links to names listed from York County, PA

Email address: mtwoman@sunlink.net

Guest: Gordon Adams, Sunnyvale, CA
Date-Time: Friday, August 28, 1998 at 02:12:35 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: ADAMS, SACKETT, ELGAR, PEETERS, NATIONS, DEMARET, SEAGRAVES, WADE, WARD, DICKENSON, DIX, plus many of the New Netherland Dutch and French Huguenot immigrants to New Netherland in 16- & 1700's
Comments: The early Dutch immigrants to New Netherland either had no surname or never used it. The early Dutch civil and church records used the patronymic system of naming children, relatives and porents. It was only after the English took over the Dutch colony, that the Dutch were forced to get and use a surname. Even this, however, took decades to settle down. The result is that descendants of the same man often selected different surnames, which continue today. I visited this site, expecting to find a formal explanation of the patronymic naming system. The Germans apparently used a similar but quite different system. Visiting this site was an interesting learning experience for me. Thank you.

Email address: GorAdams@aol.com

Guest: Bryan Frazer Vancouver Canada
Date-Time: Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 13:43:35 (EDT)
Page visited: kalglo.com
Surnames of interest: Frazer, Crow
Comments: Thanks for you consederable effort

Email address: wedge@intergate.bc.ca

Guest: Deb Bentley
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 00:14:51 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Grabau
Comments: I know August Grabau came from Prussia, I would like more information from the Prussia history.

Email address: ljstewar@pldi.net

Guest: Karolyn Roberts, Jasper, IN
Date-Time: Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 23:36:13 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Yoder, Joder, Johnson, Swanson
Comments: Received your E-mail off of the Waus-Shaw-Ocon mail. Was just in LeHigh Co. and Bucks Co. last month running around looking for churches, graveyards, etc. Looking for Yoder and Joder. So found your site most interesting. Did anyone off your tree marry a Yoder? Have Swanson's, Larson, Mathison, and Johnson's in Shawano Co., WI Karolyn

Email address: gkrob@fullnet.com

Guest: Richard Soard, Atlanta, GA
Date-Time: Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 21:06:10 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: SCHWERDT, HERCHELRODT - married 1755, Lancaster,PA
Comments: Trying to prove the marriage or existence of Johannes Heinrich Schwerdt/Anna Maria Herchelrodt.

Email address: rsoard@mindspring.com

Guest: Dick Overgard, Warrenton, VA 20187
Date-Time: Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 20:41:48 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hershey, Custard, Houck, Hauck, Lingenfelder, Lasher, Lizer, Leininger, Sterner, Shook, Breitigam, Miller, Hilgert, Kurtz
Comments: Thank you. Very, very interesting and will be helpful as I do further research into my German background.

Email address: overgard@erols.com

Guest: Francois Charles Louis Schmuck
Date-Time: Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 12:35:20 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: SCHMUCK, KLEINE, ANSTINE
Comments: Born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania. Married a German girl born in El Paso TX, whose Grandmother's maiden name is my last name -- SCHMUCK. Trying to link our families if possible.

Email address: ksproperties@compuserve.com

Guest: Roger Rhoads, Brookville, OH
Date-Time: Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 18:25:51 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner etc.
Surnames of interest: Rhoads, Rhoades
Comments: LOVED the music!

Email address: rrrhoads@aol.com

Guest: Robert Muth
Date-Time: Friday, August 21, 1998 at 23:04:20 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Muth, Roberts, Hendershot, Belyan
Comments: As a beginner I sincerely appreciate your "Tips and Tricks for the Beginner".

Email address: rmuth@erols.com

Guest: Beth Nobles Chabert
Date-Time: Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 16:38:00 (EDT)
Page visited: German Surname,Home Page
Surnames of interest: Therese,Bertha Braun, of Baden-Baden Philippine Dick, of Kusel Jacob Albert, Albercht Rhin Bavaria Armand Hirt of Baden-Baden Pauline Hirt of Baden-Baden
Comments: I admire the work and the knowledge that is in your homepage. It's a pleasure finding lost relatives in your work,your facts of history is great reading. Beth Nobles Of New orleans,Louisiana.

Email address: 384@bellsouth.net

Guest: Eugene Francis Albert Frazer
Date-Time: Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 14:17:57 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German nicknames
Surnames of interest: Dirkes
Comments: Thank you for sharing this information with all of us. I am just getting started with family geneology....and I am finding out is that everytime you find something out...you get more questions. I am a member of TC/PC User Group here in Minnesota. We have a SIG (special interest group) on Geneology that meets once a month. There is a great deal of interest here..as I am sure you have found in many other places. I am also a lifetime lover of German Marsch Musik. I have a large selection of records and CD's. My prized procession is a 5 CD set I purchased in Munchen last november. Das Stabsmusikkorps der Bundeswehr. Our son is in the Army at Bad Aibling. He is married to a girl from Frankfurt and they just had a new baby that we are going to visit this october. I am sure that I will be visiting your other sites very soon. again thank you. gene frazer

Email address: effrazer@spacestar.net

Guest: Jo Ellen Mandl, Stanton, NE USA
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 20:00:51 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: LEHMANN, HOLTMANN, SOLLMAN, ROENFELDT, SPLITTGERBER, MANDL, WINTERMEYER
Comments: I enjoyed reading the names tradition. I often wonder why they had three and sometimes four names. Keep up the good work!! Thanks again.

Email address: jmandl@stanton.net

Guest: Jo Ann Neely, Summerfield, FL
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 22:31:42 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page,
Surnames of interest: Bertsch, Sieberling, App
Comments: Thank you for providing information to me.

Email address: Neelys18th@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Jody Sandobal
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 18:03:39 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Sturdevant
Comments: I am glad to have looked up this Pennsylvania Dutch info. It is very interesting. Unfortunately, what bought it to my attention is the.Court TV that is airing the Horse n Buggy Homicide. N I feel a great respect for these wonderful people.Sorry for their great loss.I am also a mixture of German n Welch n Cherrokee Indian.I have never had the pleasure of knowing my roots. I know my grandmother's name on my fathers side was Sturdevant. I might have mis spelled it some what.N she married a Burton. Well back to the horrible accident I am wondering if these people have a large family to aid them n this time of need? They seem like a calm sort of people. Hope some day to travel to that side of the States. I am crrently living n Everett Washinton. But was born n San Antonio, Texas. N grew up n Hawaii.I truely wish the family a much better live than they have been dealt. N hope their remaining children bring them great happiness.Thank You N God Bless Jody

Email address: Popokea@wetv.net

Guest: Norman Wesley Kiker, Shawnee Okla.
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 10:51:34 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: grandfather Jim or James Wesley Kiker, his brother my great uncle Robert Manson Kiker. they were raised in Casa Ark. area, moved family to Shawnee Oklahoma area mid 1920's

Email address: nkiker@potawatomi.org

Guest: gary lewis pittsburgh pa
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 03:05:24 (EDT)
Page visited: naming customs
Surnames of interest: LOOS, (can't find anywhere)
Comments: I'm trying to make a connection on Johan LOOS later called John LEWIS in English. Your page hasn't helped me in my quest but I do enjoy many interesting places and get side-tracked quite often. Thanks

Email address: garjud@mail.sgi.net

Guest: Robert John Woodside, Broadview Heights, Ohio
Date-Time: Monday, August 17, 1998 at 13:03:36 (EDT)
Page visited: 18 Century PA German Naming Customs,
Surnames of interest: Costlow, Stevens, Woodside, Robinson
Comments: I have only began my search. Your German Naming Customs artical is very informative for a new roots searcher.

Email address: rjwoodside@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Astrea Fatica -Oklahoma City
Date-Time: Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 21:01:27 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Heyl, Hoyle, Skogsberg
Comments: Thank you for a most informative web page. This may help tremendously in my search for elusive ancestors. Thank You!

Email address: faticatx@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Barbara Miller. (Sequim WA)
Date-Time: Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 16:43:46 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Miller
Comments: I really enjoyed your song.

Email address: barbm @ olypen.com

Guest: Howard Schultze Lived in Collegeville.Pa. until re
Date-Time: Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 21:29:19 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schultze, Howard A. & Frederick William
Comments: I am trying to find information for my grand Parents, Frederick William Schultze & Lella Kempe who emigrated to the US between 1850 & 1900. Howard Walter Schultze 14901 Park Lake Drive Apt 109 Fort Myers, FL. 33919

Email address: hschultze@sprintmail.com

Guest: Jan Carpenter, Newport, TN
Date-Time: Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 16:22:41 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Zimmerman, Carpenter
Comments: I like "Beer Barrel Polka"

Email address: janella@planetc.com

Guest: Sandra Everson, Madison, WI
Date-Time: Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 15:35:16 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Ziegenfuss, Lampe, Gabel, Conley, Karpinski, Twarog, Tluczek, Gemenos.
Comments: Great information, nicely organized.

Email address: deverson@msn.com

Guest: LaVon Dennistoun, Eagan,MN
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 20:21:39 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Erb
Comments: doing geneology research on Erb's from germany to PA to Ontario. Loved the music!!!

Email address: lavden@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Marita Herbert
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 18:05:58 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I'm trying to collect nickname infor for patrons at our local Family History Center.

Email address: bhopeful@silkspin.net

Guest: Marilyn Thomas Hawley, Centralia, IL
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 18:52:53 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Chronister, Cranester,Gansauer,Christ,Crist
Comments: I cannot thank you enough for the verification of the naming process as it now documents what I had thought to be true.

Email address: hawley486@aol.com

Guest: Bill Brobst, Kitty Hawk, NC
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 13:48:22 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: BROBST, PROBST, FOLLWEILER, KISTLER, STAMBACH, KUNTZ
Comments: Hi, Charlie. Just visited your map page on PALehighGenWeb. Thanks for your work!

Email address: brobstwa@interpath.com

Guest: Thomas C. Johns
Date-Time: Monday, August 10, 1998 at 08:24:43 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Johns, Gram(m), Bechtold, Honaman
Comments: Enjoyed the education and think it will help.

Email address: DAVMARYLAN@AOL.COM

Guest: Dolores Carpenter Brewington, Bend, OR
Date-Time: Monday, August 10, 1998 at 00:45:07 (EDT)
Page visited: All of the above
Surnames of interest: Carpenter, Glyzer, Clapp.
Comments: What a wonderful wealth of information! Thank you!

Email address: dbrew@quantumworld.com

Guest: Mark Gregory Dietz, Erie PA
Date-Time: Monday, August 10, 1998 at 00:30:42 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: KERCHNER, DIETZ
Comments: I hope you can expand on your names. Very interesting.

Email address: MGDTHD@MSN.COM

Guest: Willis Koffroth, Manhattan Beach, CA.
Date-Time: Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 21:46:06 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Koffroth, Browning, Tiller, Gray, Beck, Shirk, Dawney
Comments: Thank you for the excellent piece on German naming customs. It shows good scholarship on your part.

Email address: williskoff@aol.com

Guest: Amy R. Hines,Warren, Pa.
Date-Time: Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 07:52:07 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hines/Heinz/Heintz
Comments: This information is great and most helpful in my research. Thank you for making this available to others. I sincerely appreciate it.

Email address: arhines@penn.com

Guest: Dianna Gilliam, Polo, Missouri
Date-Time: Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 19:48:18 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner GHP, PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: HELTERBRANDT, and variants of same name, i.e., HILDEBRAND, HILTIBRAND, HELDERBRAND, HELTERBRAND, etc.
Comments: I was very interested in the German naming customs. That information could be very helpful in future research.

Email address: justpeachy@greenhills.net

Guest: Charles Buhler London England
Date-Time: Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 12:44:04 (EDT)
Page visited: Home Page German Naming and Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Buhler, Krieg. Hardegen, Rinker
Comments: I am a Newcomer to this Genealogy Game

Email address: charlesbuhler@lineone.net

Guest: Ed Weaver, Salem, Va.
Date-Time: Friday, August 07, 1998 at 17:58:23 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: As a Pennsylyania Dutch transplant in western Va., I've always had difficulty explaining why we're called "Dutch" if we're really of German background. Your article has helped. Incidently, our surname was, originally, Webber.

Email address: Edngeorgie@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Ernest Hamp, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date-Time: Friday, August 07, 1998 at 05:45:03 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Hamp
Comments: Looking for Oscar Morton Hamp's whereabouts

Email address: erhamp@autobahn.mb.ca

Guest: John Smith, Proctorville, OH
Date-Time: Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 11:40:01 (EDT)
Page visited: All of the above
Surnames of interest: Klinedinst, Gerlach, Long, Lingelbach/Linglebough
Comments: Thank you for the very helpful information on German naming customs and about the PA "Dutch". God bless. John

Email address: jsinpville@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Dot Hennigan Farmington, NM
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 11:55:57 (EDT)
Page visited: Naming Customs,Researchers names,
Surnames of interest: SCHINDORFER,SCHIEDORFER,SCHENEDIFFER,GEITHER,JAEGER
Comments: Great page. I'm looking forward to checking out the other sites.

Email address: bhdh@sisna.com

Guest: Dorothy Fitzpatrick
Date-Time: Monday, August 03, 1998 at 21:35:24 (EDT)
Page visited: all of the above
Surnames of interest: Krebs, Lober, Wild
Comments: Descendant of Johna Michael Krebs b. 1678 in Germany. Love to hear from all my cousins. Don't let the Irish name throw you!! Love your web site. Really helps to know how our ancestors named children.

Email address: fitzpat@frontiernet.net

Guest: john robert karchner milton pennsylvania
Date-Time: Monday, August 03, 1998 at 16:51:00 (EDT)
Page visited: kerchner genealogy home page,pa german naming customs
Surnames of interest: karchner
Comments: oldest karchner ancester found is andrew karchner born 2-6-1771 died 4-14-1852 buried in paradise reformed church cemetary near milton. church burned years ago with loss of all records.

Email address: karchner@aol.com

Guest: SKIP BRAVIN
Date-Time: Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 19:12:17 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: LIKED YOUR TUNE!

Email address: 1944SOUSA@MSN.COM

Guest: K. G. (Ken) Lawrence, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Date-Time: Friday, July 31, 1998 at 11:23:16 (EDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Ritter
Comments: Very well written and indeed informative. Thanks!

Email address: lawrence@magnolia.net

Guest: Rev. Patricia I. Jackson, D.D. Davenport Okla.
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 20:57:25 (EDT)
Page visited: This is great! All of them!(web Pages}
Surnames of interest: My G.G.mot. (Francis L. Fain, Wolfe or Wolf)
Comments: She married my G.Gr.fah. Henery Londagin: 1878: I believe she was born a Fain and in Germany: I cant prove this, but if you can help me, I would really appriciate it. Thanks from my heart. (918-377-4222) Please leave message:And again thanks: Rev. P. Jackson,

Email address: pjackson@brightok.netcom.

Guest: Gaye Coonce, Redding, Ca
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 03:01:47 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs & Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Coonce
Comments: I have been told the surname Coonce is German or came from wanderer's. Any info you may have would be appreciated. Looking for the meaning of the name also. Thankyou

Email address: MixnVixn@aol.com

Guest: Candi Weathers, Bend, Oregon
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 01:22:56 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: waggoner , Baumann
Comments: thank-you, I did not know. I though I was looking for some from holland.

Email address: weathers@transport.com

Guest: Ron Robinson, Baltimore, MD/
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 17:03:22 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Geneology Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Leight, Harble
Comments: Charles...Very good home page. I contacted you some years ago trying to establish a connection with our branches. My great-great grandfather was Henry Kerchner and his son, my great grandfather was George Henry Kerchner. Have still not been able to establish Henry's father, but it may be Jacob. Anyway, I'll keep searching, may have more luck now that I have a computer...Ron

Email address: bethrobinson@erols.com

Guest: Ron Kuhnel. Sacramento, CA
Date-Time: Saturday, July 25, 1998 at 05:03:24 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kuhnel, Kuehnel
Comments: The explanation on naming customs may be a big help in my research. Thanks.

Email address: rkuhnel@kuhnel.com

Guest: Grace Lee Smith Green Sebastian FL
Date-Time: Friday, July 24, 1998 at 16:59:43 (EDT)
Page visited: Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames, etc.
Surnames of interest: Schmid/Smitht,, Kring/Cring, Muller/Miller, Horlacher, Walters
Comments: Thanks so much for making it clear about the PA "Dutch", being German, I have had a hard time trying to convince researchers of this. Thanks for the " Fogel Tanz", too..it's been a while since I've danced that "little bird" dance. It made my heart flutter to hear it again! Here in the US, they have changed the name to the "Chicken Dance". You have a great site! I'll be back to visit from time to time.

Email address: GGreen6859@aol.com

Guest: Sue Llewellyn, Bedford, PA
Date-Time: Friday, July 24, 1998 at 00:01:22 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Altman, Maurer, Diegel, Marbaugh
Comments: Knowing how the children were named really makes my lists of names easier to understand, I had one family with 4 Johan, 1 John and 1 Jonathan, along with 3 Maria's. Now I know how to read it! Thank You:)

Email address: clady@bedford.net

Guest: Susanne Mohr-Howard/Diana Mohr
Date-Time: Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 23:41:53 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Mohr
Comments: Daugter Susanne and Daughter in-law of John Jennings Mohr, son of Hilda and Ray Jennings Mohr of Springfield, IL. Just curious at this point. Found this to be very interesting.

Email address: mmohr@ctnet.net

Guest: Charlotte Hise, Colorado Springs CO
Date-Time: Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 23:36:19 (EDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Dickey, Hise, Brant, Lee
Comments: Just wanted to says THANX for explaining the difference. (I was sitting here remembering my mother talking about ancestors being from the "PA Dutch" and I couldn't figure out why she also mentioned Germany, etc. etc.) I'm very satisfied w/your explanation! Have a great day ...

Email address: charla246@usa.net

Guest: Richard Franklin Arnold
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 10:50:04 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: ARNOLD Johannes ARNOLD,Peter ARNOLD b1715 possible father of Peter 1750-1828 Mont.Cnty.Penn.
Comments: THANK YOU FOR THE EXCELLENT COMMENTS ABOUT GERMAN NAMES.IT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE EARLY CUSTOMS.YOUR INFORMATION IS VERY INFORMATIVE.

Email address: DickRNL@aol.com

Guest: Nancy Karahoca, Allentown, PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 10:06:15 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Not yet certain. Looking for property owners of 200 year old house in Alburtis.
Comments: Great page! Even if it's a dead end for me, it was fun visiting.

Email address: anps@enter.net

Guest: Norman Kinder, Edmonds, WA
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 02:47:15 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kinder, Bayles, Bayless, Dees, Endres, Leder
Comments: Thanks for sharing your information. Greatly appreciated.

Email address: normkinder@email.msn.com

Guest: Karl Kuehl, Munich, Germany
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 02:35:07 (EDT)
Page visited: PA are German not Dutch..
Surnames of interest: Ehinger,Kuehl
Comments: We once visited Bird-in-Hand, PA and had the opportunity to talk with elder people in their original dialect which we could surprisingly well understood. For us it sounds similar to some good old alpine dialects still used by Swiss people and people from the Black Forest region. So this was a real topic of our journey.

Email address: for_karl@bigfoot.com

Guest: Melinda Metz Langorgen - Jacksonville, FL
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at 21:48:16 (EDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs and German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: METZ or METZGER
Comments: Just starting my trek to locate my birth fathers family. Enjoyed your pages and still digging through the vast information you have to share. Great job!

Email address: malangorge@aol.com

Guest: Ron Trager
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at 15:21:05 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Trager, Troeger, Traeger, Drager, etc.; Bernert, Saidler(an obvious americanization of some unknown German name)
Comments: Can not get anywhere on my family until I can get a better location in Germany other than "Saxony". Have tried census, naturalization, immigration, etc. records and can not find out where they were from. The emigrated in 1885 to America, and all the older family members don't recall ever hearing a location. Any help would be appreciated in finding a location in Germany.

Email address: rontrager@prodigy.net

Guest: Russel Z Railsback
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at 01:19:55 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kastens, Rahe, Klotz, Bogenschutz, Railsback
Comments: Interesting and informative.

Email address: arzyredfox@proaxis.com

Guest: Patsy Fannin, Roswell NM
Date-Time: Friday, July 17, 1998 at 14:13:23 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Brock, Clemens, Miller, Huber, Zumwant
Comments: I really enjoyed your web site. I will be visiting it often. Thanks for all your work.

Email address: PATFANNIN@Prodigy.net

Guest: Robert(Bob)Dale Feeback,Winchester Ky
Date-Time: Friday, July 17, 1998 at 05:44:37 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Feeback,Freeback,Frebok,Freebok
Comments: Seeking Feebacks who settled in Nicholas,Bourbon Counties,Ky 1750-1800 Enjoyed site!! Keep up good work.

Email address: bfeeback@lexmark.com

Guest: Allie-Sue Gottwald, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Date-Time: Thursday, July 16, 1998 at 01:19:53 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hoover, Yow, Williams
Comments: Thanks for some very useful information. Really helps to know this, expecially when searching for common surnames.

Email address: asgottwald@zianet.com

Guest: Gale & Ken Boehm, New Milford,Ct.
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at 20:56:41 (EDT)
Page visited: All the above
Surnames of interest: Boehm,Schmeltzer,Meyer,Kohr,Hauser,Saddler,Stoll,Vest,Centgraf,
Comments: I am looking to contact some relatives who are decendants of Michael Kohr. Who came from Ehrstadt, Germany to Lancaster Pa. Kohr sometimes spelled Curr, Kurr, Core. I believe are still part of the Mennonites or Amish of today. I'm hoping some of them kept the beautiful German ways of old alive today.

Email address: KBoehm1207@snet.net

Guest: cindy nelson, Coldwater, MI
Date-Time: Saturday, July 11, 1998 at 17:06:41 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I was researching my ethnic heritage and had been looking for something on pennsylvania dutch. Thank you

Email address: nelsonmarie1@juno.com

Guest: Gil Leach, Wappingers Falls, NY
Date-Time: Friday, July 10, 1998 at 15:33:07 (EDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Home Page
Surnames of interest: Ring (NY), Moll/Maul, Flory, Keim (PA)
Comments: My niece is married to Steven Laudenslager of Orefield. While looking for Maoll, I saw your Laudenslager page. Great job!

Email address: gilbleach@aol.com

Guest: Barbara J. Harrison, Jacksonville, FL
Date-Time: Friday, July 10, 1998 at 14:41:27 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bovender, Bavinder, Bivender.
Comments: John Bovender owned land in Surry Co, NC about 1786. Family history has him coming from the Rhineland area of Germany. Have not been able to find this name in any Palatinate/German/PA info. Also, he was listed in Orange County, NC prior to coming to Surry. He was among the Quaker group... Adams, Hutchins, Martin, Brown group that migrated to Surry/yadkin NC

Email address: bharris2@bellsouth. net

Guest: Treva Eileen Naugle Jones ,Hulbert Oklahoma
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 23:17:00 (EDT)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Naugle,Nagle,Roe,Rife
Comments: This was very helpful THank you

Email address: rJones7096@aol.com

Guest: Fran Bible Scheidt, Knoxville TN
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 21:14:29 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bible, Christy, Stephens, Elmores
Comments: new to the net, nice page, havin' fun!

Email address: fscheidt@korrnet.org

Guest: Catherine Denise Meullion, Leonville, LA
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 13:26:31 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Muller or Mueller/ Wagner
Comments: I am searching for my biological mother named Erma Mueller or Wagner. The child Maria Muller(with two dots over the vowel u), as shown on the baptismal was born on October 25, 1952, in Roethenbach, Pegnitz, Germany. The child was adopted to a French creole family in Louisiana, and given a legal name of Catherine Denise Meullion. If you can direct me to whoever can help me find Roethenbach, Pegnitz, and a person who lives there with a computer, I can chat with that person via e-mail. My e-mail address is: cdm8747@usl.edu

Email address: cdm8747@usl.edu

Guest: John seyler N.J.
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 at 01:19:06 (EDT)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: seyler
Comments: enjoy browsing

Email address: pseyler@jerseycape.cpm

Guest: George Baker, Vienna, VA
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 07, 1998 at 21:49:10 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sparr, Kylor, Davidson, Duff
Comments: Thanks for some interesting info - and music!

Email address: 73162.3034@compuserve.com

Guest: Hugh J. Frazer
Date-Time: Monday, July 06, 1998 at 11:56:39 (EDT)
Page visited: all pages with music
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Back listening to good music.....Had Quad-bypass May 18th and one week later: two heart attacks. Wished I had a portable computer so I could listen to your music and read your pages.....but starting to feel like looking up the family stuff again. Thank you for the music....love it....Hughy

Email address: frazer@spacestar.net

Guest: Kathi (Corl) Browne
Date-Time: Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 09:40:55 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: CORL, CORRELL, COREL, CORLE, CORELL and ORIN
Comments: Looking for information on SAMUEL CORL (adb 1801) and his wife TABATHY ORIN? (adb 1803). They were both born in PA somewhere and later ended up in Stark Co, Ohio. I haven't found a marriage record or anything in Ohio and don't know where to look in PA. Family names include Daniel, William, Jacob, and Samuel. Also I'm searching for information on any Corls that pop up on historical records. I am in contact with other Corl researchers to share any Corl information as we find it.

Email address: woodsieb@aol.com

Guest: Pamela Cripple Woodham, Elmore AL
Date-Time: Friday, July 03, 1998 at 22:31:00 (EDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Cripple, Kruffle (possible spellings Kraffle, Kreffle, Kraffel, Kreffel, Kruffel)
Comments: My father's surname is Cripple, his father was full blooded German but his family had immigrated from possibly Hannover, Germany about 4-5 generations ago. I found you explaination of german naming customs interesting due to the fact that my oldest brother was named after my paternal and maternal grandfathers and my second brother was named after my father. Makes me wonder if that was from his German hertiage. Thanks for the information I received from your site.

Email address: kruffle@mindspring.com

Guest: allan kuklentz Schwenksville pa
Date-Time: Friday, July 03, 1998 at 04:30:02 (EDT)
Page visited: german naming customs
Surnames of interest: kuklentz
Comments: Outstanding web site

Email address: akukle5070@aol.com

Guest: Orval Guy Kerchner, Vienna, VA
Date-Time: Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 11:14:47 (EDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Just looking. Thanks for a very interesting report on your findings. I am the son of Guy Donald Kerchner, IL, who was the son of Edgar Kerchner, Port Royal, PA. Irma Kerchner Claiborne, who I believe has contacted you, is my first cousin.

Email address: lavro@aol.com

Guest: Genie, Denver, CO
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 23:38:49 (EDT)
Page visited: German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Gerhardt, Schlemmer, Krause, Winne, Grewatz, Surma, Brose, Fenske, Schultz, Reidenbach, Linehan
Comments: Thank you for your nickname page! I was ready to bet that Luis would not be a nickname for Ludwig, but it is. I've read your German naming patterns also, and I now have "good leads' for future searches because we do have naming patterns in my family.

Email address: Icat@AOL.Com

Guest: Diane Thomas Port Clinton, Ohio
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 21:48:38 (EDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Berrier,Henry
Comments: We are French Hugeonuats and it's nice to see some knows we aren't Dutch just because we came from the Port of Rotterdam to Philadelphia. Would you happen to have any passenger lists for a ship called the Neptune 1727?

Email address: dianet@cros.net


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