January-June 1999 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: boelk,san leandro,calif
Date-Time: Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 08:59:18 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Boelk
Comments: Settled in Wisconsin before the turn of the century--am looking for the region and town in Germany that Julius Boelk emigrated from.

Email address: srb22@hotmail.com

Guest: Cathy (Tampke) Faglie Fort Worth Tx.
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 18:16:27 (CDT)
Page visited: german surnames
Surnames of interest: TAMPKE, FAGLIE
Comments: You lists donot contain either surname I'am searching for. Does anyone know of either name WILLIAM ADOLPH TAMPKE,or LAFAYETTE ALLEN FAGLIE?

Email address: Cathy478@webtv.net

Guest: Bob Moyer, Mogadore, OH
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 19:17:51 (CDT)
Page visited: Pennsylvania Dutch Are Of German Heritage, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Moyer, Donat, Ziegler, Sahli
Comments: Your organization recommendations are great. I can use some of your ideas to keep all of the data in order for ease of location. Thanks for keeping these pages up to date. Bob Moyer

Email address: Mogoh64@aol.com

Guest: Cindy Reinarz, New Braunfels, Texas
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 17:56:46 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Reinarz, Tolle, Bose, Duewall, Lehde
Comments: This was so interesting. Thank you for taking the time to put it on the net!

Email address: creinarz@the-cia.net

Guest: Kenneth Edwin Charles Keck II, Clinton Township MI
Date-Time: Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 21:41:27 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I had sent an inquiry regarding my geneology. It would appear that this sight is not for the purpose of inquiries into "surnames". Please disregard my previous posting. Thank you. Kenneth E. Keck II

Email address: euchre@ic.net

Guest: Karla Crawley, Redmond, WA
Date-Time: Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 20:43:35 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs & PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Kolter, Coulter,
Comments: Interesting information even if I wasn't researching for genealogical purposes.

Email address: grcrawley@msn.com

Guest: Kenneth Edwin Charles Keck II, Clinton Towship MI
Date-Time: Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 10:33:21 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Keck
Comments: My father's name was Kenneth Edwin Charles Keck. His father's name was Charles Edwin Keck and Charles was married to Irene M. Dailey. Charles Keck's father's name was Thomas Edwin Keck and Thomas E. Keck's father was John Keck. John Keck was married to a woman named Ronko, who I believe was Blackfoot Indian. Thomas Keck was married to a woman named CoraDell. This is where I run into a dead end searching for my geneology. Can you assist? Kenneth E.C. Keck II

Email address: euchre@ic.net

Guest: Edna Schievelbein Felps
Date-Time: Friday, June 25, 1999 at 16:33:03 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schievelbein,Lenz,Donsbach.Duelm,Wagner
Comments: All of the surnames come from Germany

Email address: edfel@gvtc.com

Guest: Nevin L. Kershner, PenArgyl, Pa.
Date-Time: Friday, June 25, 1999 at 08:21:42 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Dear Charles, Found your page by accident. You got great stuff. To comply this material took a lot of work. Nevin L. Kershner

Email address: nevin@enter.net

Guest: Bob Huff
Date-Time: Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 15:33:58 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: DeHoff, Dehuff
Comments: Good Goods!

Email address: ofhuff@earthlink.net

Guest: Mary Zagala, Ridgecrest CA
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 23:51:28 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Craul, Reever, Gladfelter, Rohrbaugh
Comments: Being a beginner, these are all the names associated with my family

Email address: mzagala@ridgenet.net

Guest: Peg Lee Lautenschlager, Lake City, Pa 16423
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 23:14:58 (CDT)
Page visited: Lautenschlager
Surnames of interest: Lautenschalger
Comments: My grandfathers name was Emil Ludwig Lautenschalger. I never knew him. He was a singer. He did the Vaudville circuit for awhile and then later after having children performed with his family, as I understand, locally. However, we have no genealogy on him. He seemed to drop out of the sky. No one knows who his parents are. We believe that he may be at least part Lakota. I understand that back in the mid 1800's the Mourse's and Lautenslagers came from Germany to the USA. The Mourse's lived in Newark, Ohio and Ida Mourse raised my grandfather from the age of 12 I believe. If anyone has any info on my missing heitage I'd greatly appreciated any information. My father never knew who his grandparents where and no one else seems to know either. Thanks

Email address: pllak48@gte.net

Guest: Jacklyn Flannery
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 08:39:25 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Gabbard, Gabbert, Hunsucker, Hunsicker
Comments: I am looking for the parents of Barbara Hunsucker, believed to be Abraham Hunsucker. Her first name may have been Anna. She married Henry Gabbard, Gabbart, born 1768. This family once lived in Washington County, Virginia. Migrated from Penn. to N.C. then back to Washington Co. Virginia. Family tradition is that they came from Berks County Penn. and came to American around 1740. His father is believed to have been George Gabbard, Gabbert, Gephert, Gybert.

Email address: Captnfla@aol.com

Guest: Jacklyn Flannery
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 08:29:38 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Gabbard, Gabbert, Hunsucker, Hunsicker
Comments: I am looking for the parents of Barbara Hunsucker, believed to be Abraham Hunsucker. Her first name may have been Anna. She married Henry Gabbard, Gabbart, born 1768. This family once lived in Washington County, Virginia. Migrated from Penn. to N.C. then back to Washington Co. Virginia.

Email address: Captnfla@aol.com

Guest: Mary Sweesy, Woodbridge VA.
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 00:59:13 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Fetterman, Miller, Nolder (Nalder)
Comments: It was a treasure to find your genealogy home page. I'm trying to link my 3rd. great grandfather Philip Fetterman to Balthasar Fetterman.

Email address: MSweesy645@aol.com

Guest: steven laudenslager, Denver, PA
Date-Time: Monday, June 21, 1999 at 22:39:05 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: found this info very interesting. great grandfather from Snyder County, PA area Justin Laudenslager, grandfather Robert Enoch Laudenslager (died 1959), father Bruce

Email address: csladnslgr@redrose.net

Guest: Jack A. Schoedinger
Date-Time: Monday, June 21, 1999 at 19:36:45 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: schoedinger, Rodkey, Schwan, Albin
Comments: I found you information good and has helped me in my Genealogy work.

Email address: schoedinger@jono.com

Guest: Margaret Parkinson, Fairless Hills, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 16:38:50 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Nonamaker, Nunamaker, Katie Hopkins, George Henry
Comments: I'm a beginner with genealogy. Have not been able to find grandmother, Katie Nonamaker or spelled Nunamaker. Married George Henry Hopkins had 7 children (George, my father was 7 yrs old when Katie died. My grandfather then took the 3 boys to live in Mifflinberg, Pa with a Deal family. Just don't have any info. for either of my grandparents (Hopkins-Nunamaker in PA) Could you tell me where to begin? Have read ALL of those who have sent you notes that are interested in German names in PA. All I can remember is my "very German-spoken grandfather" when I was about 10 yrs old. I do know that they were married in Phila., but no mention of WHO my grandmother's family was or where they were from. Could you point me in the right direction?

Email address: mompark07@aol.com

Guest: Ralph Raymond Kerchner,Jr., McKinney, Tx. 75070
Date-Time: Friday, June 18, 1999 at 16:47:44 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Legrone, Schwartslander
Comments: your eforts are greatly appreciated, Charles. You have obviously done an outstanding job. Thank you very much

Email address: rrkerchner@aol.com

Guest: GEORGE JOHN LAUTENSCHLAGER JERICHO,VT
Date-Time: Friday, June 18, 1999 at 14:34:50 (CDT)
Page visited: KERCHNER GENEALOGY LAUDENSCHLAGER
Surnames of interest: LAUTENSCHLAGER
Comments: I can only trace back to my grandfather George Lautenschlager of Fort Lee, N.J. He owned a butcher business on Main st. He married a women named Elizabeth Mayer. They had three children, two girl and a boy. George died in the 1954 or 1955. Elizabeth died in 1973. Both my aunt are died and my father George John died in 1983. So I do not know any more about this family other than that. My two children are asking questions. Your site has been some help THANK YOU

Email address: GLAUTE2131@AOL.COM

Guest: Walter Nitterauer,South Gibson PA
Date-Time: Friday, June 18, 1999 at 08:09:01 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Nitterauer, Niederauer
Comments: Outstanding site, I can't wait to go through all of it.

Email address: wnff@epix.net

Guest: Marjorie Evans, Little Hocking, OH
Date-Time: Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 14:16:55 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Ridenour, Kline, Engle, Doebler, Buntz,
Comments: Enlightning (? sp.)

Email address: the@speed1.net

Guest: Bud Burge, Avon, Ohio
Date-Time: Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 07:57:18 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Fritzinger, Ankney, Niderauer, Nitterauer, Nedrow, Nedro
Comments: Thanks very much for your web site.

Email address: bburge@centuryinter.netPA

Guest: Frank Hummel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 18:43:33 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Hummel, Hartranff, Moore, Silpath, Peacock
Comments: Great. Now understand why so many Johns in family.

Email address: hummel__bee@msn.com

Guest: Jackie Uhlenkamp, Starkweather, ND
Date-Time: Monday, June 14, 1999 at 20:17:45 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Uhlenkamp
Comments: Enjoyed your music. Good explanation in the difference between Duetsch and Dutch.

Email address: kampsite@hotmail.com

Guest: Rebecca Capobianco, Redding, CA
Date-Time: Monday, June 14, 1999 at 19:12:41 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Nitterauer, Nedrow, Netherow, Davidson, Elsbury
Comments: Very informative, helps decifer the confusion.

Email address: rcapobianco@shastalink.k12.ca.us

Guest: Kae Musselman Conroy, Melbourne, Fl
Date-Time: Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 19:39:14 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Musselman
Comments: Thanks for the interesting and informative article. It has answered questions that I had, particularly about Jr and Sr.

Email address: tomtomkae@webtv.net

Guest: Joy Estes Shaw, Tulsa, OK
Date-Time: Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 21:55:32 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Darter, Tarter, Criner
Comments: These are the only German names I have. They are women and have eluded me for many years.

Email address: gommie@swbell.net

Guest: Betty Eis, Bonaparte,IA
Date-Time: Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 15:27:07 (CDT)
Page visited: 18th C.PA Ger.Naming Custons
Surnames of interest: Batchelder,Bellis,Chambers,Dobbs,Fleming,Howell,Irwin,Longstreth,Parkes,Rice,Rogers,
Comments: Thank you so much for your information and for permission tocopy for my own use. I still have trouble relocating computer information so I often make paper copies.-B.Eis

Email address: bettyeis@netins.net

Guest: Joan Duncan, El Paso, Tx.
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 21:26:06 (CDT)
Page visited: First three, and Hallelujah?!!! What a wonderful help on naming. Thank you for sharing. Joan
Surnames of interest: Huber, Albaugh, Stees, Stoody, Stwalley, Beamer, Helm, Hollingsworth, Truckenmiller, Shuster, Shaeffer, Speer, Trinkle, Weiser, Beck.
Comments: I was attracted to your address re: Naming Customs. I was told several times by my husband, but at 76 I do get it confused. Beyond the grandparent and parent naming, however this was all a help to us both. I have some of the above names dead-ended. Perhaps it will lead me to opening up the next generation. For most of the above names I have reached my 4th and 5th g-grandparents, roughly about the 1730 period. Again, my thanks to you. Joan (Rootsweb Subscriber) P.S. My G.Grandfather, Zaring Campbell md.2 Mary Kershner in Clay Co. In.

Email address: lduncan1@elp.rr.com

Guest: Kenneth E. Rex, Willard, Ohio
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 12:09:05 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Howard, Amanda - Rex, George
Comments: Appreciate the detail and organization of your site. I do sporadic searches for my great grandmother and great grandfather. I hope to do more when retired. She/they were from Lehigh county. When I have more time I think your site will be very helpful and interesting. You do great work! Thanks for sharing your efforts.

Email address: waderex@fuse.net

Guest: Phyllis Wells Portsmouth, Oh
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 08:49:54 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Rapp, Lightle, Leffler
Comments: I never found any reference to any of my surnames but I really enjoyed your sites.

Email address: phillyw@hotmail.com

Guest: Keith Williams St. Louis, Mo
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 07:51:04 (CDT)
Page visited: Pa german naming
Surnames of interest: Phillips
Comments: Wow ! The umpah band was sensational! I enjoyed everything but could not find any sauerkraut or cold beer. Thank you for the naming information. Could be it will help us in our WELSH ancestors. Keith Williams

Email address: kipsr@usa.net

Guest: Paul DeWinn Laudenslager Stafford, Va
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 21:50:52 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager, McCloud
Comments: I hope this information helps us .... thank you

Email address: Plaudensla@aol.com

Guest: Thomas Bodamer, Pittsburgh, PA.
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 10:26:39 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bodamer, Bodmer, Bodemer, Haymaker, Baun, Gibson
Comments: Any information on a Godfrey Bodamer Born 1822 somewhere in Germany. Lived possibly in Titusville, PA.

Email address: TKMBod@cwix.com

Guest: Thomas Bodamer, Pittsburgh, PA.
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 10:07:19 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bodamer, Bodmer, Bodemer
Comments: Any information on a Godfrey Bodamer Born 1822 somewhere in Germany. Lived possibly in Titusville, PA.

Email address: TKMBod@cwix.com

Guest: Patricia Gerbig, Pensacola, Florida
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 08:33:22 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Oesterreich, Poeschel, Luckow, Gerbig(e)
Comments: I found your article very informative and I am sure it will be of great help to me. The wheels of my mind are turning already. Thanks. Pat Gerbig

Email address: UFOPDG@AOL.COM

Guest: Theodore S. Kaiser, North Kingstown, RI
Date-Time: Monday, June 07, 1999 at 22:33:05 (CDT)
Page visited: PAGNC
Surnames of interest: Kaiser, Keiser, ect
Comments: Thank-you sir

Email address: tk3@home.com

Guest: Jean M. Coleman, Lenoir, NC USA
Date-Time: Monday, June 07, 1999 at 20:49:42 (CDT)
Page visited: All of the above
Surnames of interest: Coleman, Kohlman, Coelman, English, British, and German spellings
Comments: Wonder website = congratulations - very helpful, as I am looking for Nicholas Ewing Coleman and we can't find his parents or siblings in PA...he was born in 1731...because of the name changes he could have been from Germany or he could have been named after someone in N. Ireland - there is a connection there also....Thank you for all the wonderful helpful information...Jean

Email address: puritanpro@twave.net

Guest: Richard Kerschner Glass (Rick)
Date-Time: Monday, June 07, 1999 at 12:26:19 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerschner, Glass, Ritchie, Frost, Butterfield
Comments: I've only run into one other person spelling their name "Kerschner." Plus I've always been told it's German meaning was "tanner" or "furrier." Just getting started with this whole thing only to find you've thrown me a curve. Hey, it makes things more interesting. Right? ~Rick Glass

Email address: rglass@valleyip.net

Guest: Richard Kerschner Glass (Rick)
Date-Time: Monday, June 07, 1999 at 12:25:27 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerschner, Glass, Ritchie, Frost, Butterfield
Comments: I've only run into one other person spelling their name "Kerschenr." Plus I've always been told it's German meaning was "tanner" or "furrier." Just getting started with this whole thing only to find you've thrown me a curve. Hey, it makes things more interesting. Right? ~Rick Glass

Email address: rglass@valleyip.net

Guest: Richard S. Rudy, Verona Pa
Date-Time: Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 08:11:14 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Rudy, Christman, Rose, Croyle
Comments: Being in contact with Doug Hill, He suggested that I contact you about possible information about Sarah Ann Christman. She is my ggarndmother married William Rudy, October 25,1866. She was born in Fruitville, PA February 03, 1842. My ggrandfather was born in Franisiaville October 29,1846. I really don't know much more about either of them since I've only been working on my family tree for several months. If you have any information about either of ggrandparents I would really appericate any commments. Thank You. Richard S. Rudy, 176 Springwood Drive, Verona, PA 15147 (412)-795-0764

Email address: Pathfinder1@msn.com

Guest: Wanda Kartchner, Albuquerque, NM
Date-Time: Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 12:30:55 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kartchner/Kirchner/Karchner
Comments: I am impressed.

Email address: wkartchner@aol.com

Guest: Barry Karchner, Danville, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 09:38:34 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Karchner
Comments: x

Email address: barry_karchner@fast.net

Guest: Marvin E. Woolley, Allentown, PA.
Date-Time: Friday, June 04, 1999 at 17:46:38 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Woolley, Fix, Rutz, Bender
Comments: None

Email address: chnsaw@juno.com

Guest: Tom Hermansader& Leona Younger...Pinole California
Date-Time: Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 13:29:00 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Hermansader,Hermenseder,Hermanseder,Youngert, Younger,Joungert
Comments: My name (Hermansader)....My Wife (Younger) We moved to Northern California 35 years ago since that time we are interested in our families we left behind. We are in contact with our immediate family but looking for our roots. Thank you for a great site.

Email address: poppasader@yahoo.com

Guest: Gwen Amos, White Hall, MD
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 23:15:18 (CDT)
Page visited: DENNIS Family
Surnames of interest: Raivel, Ravel
Comments: Any info on this surname is greatly appreciated. Thank you

Email address: BerryRed71@aol.com

Guest: Abraham Firestone March, Smyrna, GA
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 08:10:49 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German
Surnames of interest: I'm searching Feuerstein(Firestone) my mother's maiden name, and my family name, March (Mertz, Marz).
Comments: My great Aunt, on the March side, said that our ancestors came from Holland. That was an assumption since the ship departed from Rotterdam. I'm glad that you have so publicly set the record straight concerning Dutch/German. I have recently worked in Holland and came to realize how much the Dutch hate the Germans. I'm also pleased to know that my ancestry is German. On the March side, they came from the Pfalz (Rheinland/Pfalz). On the Firestone side, they emigrated from Elsass (formerly Germany now France). They originally came from the Bregenzerwald (the Bregenz forest of Austria in the province of Vorarlberg). Anyone interested in sharing information, please write.

Email address: abem@bellsouth.net

Guest: Abe March, Smyrna, GA (formerly from York, PA)
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 07:45:08 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs, etc.
Surnames of interest: Feuerstein/Firestone
Comments: Your web page has helped me tremendously. I have been seeking the middle name of my ancestor, Johannes, and now know there was no middle name. I have much information on the Firestone/Feuerstein ancestry and would be willing to share this with interested parties. Your music is a nice touch. I'm proud to be of German ancestry.

Email address: abem@bellsouth.net

Guest: Tommie Hoffman, Pasadena, TX
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 05:37:24 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Hoffman, Bergtholdt, Weber
Comments: Not being experienced in German genealogy this helped me a lot.

Email address: tommieh@flash.net

Guest: Jason Mull (laudenslager)
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 23:50:16 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I would like to thank you for covering so much history regarding the Laudenslager family. I am going to do some more research on my own to find out for sure if this is my family. Any of the Laudenslagers I know are from Canton PA, so I will search there for any records.

Email address: FilthyPigeon@webtv.net

Guest: Paula Picken, Ledyard, CT
Date-Time: Monday, May 31, 1999 at 20:27:52 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Iddings, Idwyn, Cahrles, Moore, Sharpless, Newlin, Lewis, Emich/Emig/Emmick,Warren
Comments: Thanks to sites like yours I have learned quite a lot about my ancestors. Thank you for taking the time to educate the rest of us.

Email address: ppicken@aol.com

Guest: William L. Slager
Date-Time: Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 23:28:45 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager,Laudenslager,Slager,Bechtel,Betchtel,Ludwig,Blose,Bloss,Klare,Clair
Comments: Hi, I see your Laudenslager page is progressing since I last saw it.

Email address: wslager@alum.mit.edu

Guest: Leslie Chilenski , Oak Ridge, NJ
Date-Time: Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 20:13:17 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schnatterer, Matyas
Comments: If anyone has any info on the Matyas/ Ellis family of Phoenixville, Pa,( Rose, Marie and Elizabeth (Betty) were the only children of Sophie Matyas who immigrated from Hungary) , Please E-mail me at Lchilenski@hotmail.com

Email address: lchilenski@hotmail.com

Guest: Melissa Gerstner Boca Raton, Fl
Date-Time: Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 15:03:42 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Well Done Page!!

Email address: MakoGer3@aol.com

Guest: mary slagle
Date-Time: Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 14:48:31 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German
Surnames of interest: Simon Edward Frantz who moved to putnam Cty, OH in 1834 and Charles and Hannah Slagle whose son Solomon was born in PA in 1857
Comments: Excellent site

Email address: jim-mary-fla@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Dr. Martin Kirschbaum, Linz/Rhein
Date-Time: Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 08:58:20 (CDT)
Page visited: k
Surnames of interest: Kirschbaum
Comments: q

Email address: BAG_MartinKirschbaum@t-online.de

Guest: Gail Murphy, Abington PA
Date-Time: Friday, May 28, 1999 at 11:42:54 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bebler, Ottinger, Stackhouse, Kerbaugh, Courduff, Eastburn.
Comments: When entering the name Bebler I came upon your website. I love it. Gail

Email address: themurphz@aol.com

Guest: Dorothy Peckman Bradich ,Smock Pa.
Date-Time: Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 18:46:10 (CDT)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs etc
Surnames of interest: Peckman,Schafer
Comments: I think you have done a great job and the music is wonderful.

Email address: dbradich@bellatlantic.net

Guest: Tara Beth Kerchner-Nielsen- Macungie
Date-Time: Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 10:22:32 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, George Paul
Comments: HI! I'm trying to figure out if you are my grandfather's brother's child or the other Charles Kerchner that lived in Macungie. Our charles kerchner lived on Cedar Street and i am Robert's youngest child-we lived on Locust St. Please write if you have the time. your website is Great!!!Thanks for bringing a sense of family through this medium.

Email address: tbnielsen@prodigy.net

Guest: walter e. krebs rock falls ill.
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 21:11:03 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: krebs
Comments: thank you very much

Email address: slocat1@aol.com

Guest: Callie Beers, Iowa
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 08:54:38 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German, ot Dutch
Surnames of interest: Pennsylvania Dutch, Books on the Language, German
Comments: I am researching Pennsylvania Dutch for a teacher who is interested in the subject *for brownie points mainly, but it also interests me* If it's not to much trouble, could you e-mail me any sites, book titles and authors, or any other information that would be helpful, I would be greatly appreciative. Thank you for your time.

Email address: callie11@hotmail.com

Guest: Roy Kerschner, Gibsonia, Allegheny Co., PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 00:45:50 (CDT)
Page visited: Ich hab sei all besucht!
Surnames of interest: Kerschner, Aungst, Emerich, Brown, Herring
Comments: I'm glad I stopped in. My wife and I are originally from Pine Grove in Schuylkill Co.,PA. I was brought up on Pennsylvania German but after having spent the past 50 years in western Pennsylvania I am not too good at it anymore. I learned of your site through Bill Kershner of the Kershner Family Association. In reading the historical comments, I am surprised that so few Kerschners, no matter how it is spelled, have visited you, and even more that so few have are interested in researching the name. We haven't decided as yet whether we will attend the Sinking Spring fersommling.

Email address: royalda@nauticom.net

Guest: William R Trautman, East Aurora NY
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 19:02:03 (CDT)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Trautmann, Schiess, Schranck, Vierling, Lederle
Comments: Very helpfull general information for my purposes.

Email address: wrt_pe@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Max H Bennett, King, NC.
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 13:51:16 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page,
Surnames of interest: Moser
Comments: Just found your site. I enjoyed the format and also the music.

Email address: mhbennett@yahoo.com

Guest: Gloria L Taylor Norman, IN
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 12:47:21 (CDT)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Troxel, Heilman
Comments: This is a very interesting site!!!!!!!

Email address: gtaylor@compuage.com

Guest: William George Ringling Jr., Florissant, Mo. 63031
Date-Time: Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 22:15:28 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: RINGLING (from Hesse Kassel), VOIGT (from Holstein) in about 1857 per US 1900 Census.
Comments: Thank you for the data provided. I am age 66 and the last to recollect family info for the RINGLING family. Again, I sincerely thank you, Grandpa Bill Ringling

Email address: w_ringling@hotmail.com

Guest: Steve Zinger
Date-Time: Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 12:30:15 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenschlager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager, Laudenschlager, Lautenschleger
Comments: Very interesting website, lots of info. lots of work. Thank you for providing this webpage.

Email address: SAZinger@aol.com

Guest: Sally Havens, Loveland, Colorado
Date-Time: Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 00:07:11 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Researching the Kerchners. My branch ended up in Ohio. Edward, Benjamin, etc. I was thrilled to find this on the internet. I appreciate all of the time you spent on this. I have not been doing research long. Thanks, Sally

Email address: ChytownSal@aol.com

Guest: Daniel Frank Marsteller, Emmaus PA
Date-Time: Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 14:57:15 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Marsteller, Giering, Findlay, Xander, Trumbore, Moerder, Snyder
Comments: I'm just getting started and am "feeling" my way around. Both of my parents' families (Marsteller, Giering) have lived in Lehigh County (Emmaus, Alburtis, etc.) since the early 18th century. It's great to find this site and a home page for the Marsteller family.

Email address: dandjmars@aol.com

Guest: Betsy Drenning
Date-Time: Friday, May 21, 1999 at 11:36:58 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Started reading you information, very interesting, I am related to Jessica Kline who signed your guest book earlier and also told me about your home page. Also a descendent of the Seisholtz, Wetzel,Grubb line. So when I saw the name of Seisholtzville, of course I became interested also. Great Job. Hope to finish reading this soon. Thanks

Email address: bdrenning@dande.com

Guest: Cindy Donahue, Lebanon Indiana
Date-Time: Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 09:51:06 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: My grandmothers name is Rose Kearschner. Her father was named Frank Leslie Kearschner. I have other names that lead back to Pennsylvania, unfortunately I am at school at this time and dont have my information with me. I do know, however, that I have a George and a Johann Kerchner who are both from Pennsylvania. I am having a lot of trouble tracing the family any further back. As you probably know, there are a number of ways to spell Kerchner, even in the same family tree. I would appreciate any help that you can give me. If we are related, I would love to share any information that I have with you. I have found a couple of other people that are working on a different branch of the kerschner tree. Thank you very much C. Donahue

Email address: briand@in-motion.net

Guest: Ruth (nee Peterson) Cavanaugh
Date-Time: Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 00:52:04 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch are German, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Farver, Davis, Ruckle, Peterson, Cavanaugh, Ruger, Pemberton. I particularly need to find information on Mary Davis, b.1865(?)d.1926 in PA. My mother's family came from Orangeville, PA near Berwick. Her father was Peter Goldmann Farver, born 1885. His mother was Mary C. Davis. We think her middle/maiden name may have been Clark, as she named another son Clark (Ruckle).
Comments: I enjoyed your website, the music and the explanations about German names and the Pennsylvania Dutch. Actually, my mother's maternal grandfather was from Holland, his name was Samuel Schlauch. He is the furthest we can go back on my grandmother's side, as we don't know where he was born, and he may have been born in Germany, as he spoke German fluently. Thanks for listening. Ruth Cavanaugh, Staten Is., NYC

Email address: RCinNYC@prodigy.net

Guest: Patsy Hittle Gore Palmer, Alaska
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 18:11:43 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Truckenmiller, Hittle, Leinbach
Comments: Dear cuz, Great Site, keep up the fine work. You did Good! :)

Email address: crosswind@matnet.com

Guest: eileen huber, grand junction, co.
Date-Time: Monday, May 17, 1999 at 18:58:09 (CDT)
Page visited: pa dutch & nick names & customs
Surnames of interest: ridenour, huber, hibst
Comments: i love the music very nice site thank you for making it

Email address: ehuber8979@aol.com

Guest: Jessica Kline, Lebanon, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 01:59:24 (CDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Schwenk,Markley,Seisholtz/Siesholtz,McGarry,Wetzel,Grubb,Farnum
Comments: Great informational site! I am descended from the Johann Jacob Wetzel line through J.Jacob Jr,Emmanuel, and Luciette Wetzel m. Henry Schwenk.Thanks for the info!

Email address: cougargal73@hotmail.com

Guest: Henry Stumpf North Carolina
Date-Time: Friday, May 14, 1999 at 19:11:35 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Stumpf
Comments: Any info re:Stumpf of New York (Bronx, Brooklyn) will be grately appreciated. Great Web site for a beginner tracing German names.

Email address: stumpfhenry@hotmail.com

Guest: Gary J Johnson, Gaines MI
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 20:58:16 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Gjestfeld, Kettle
Comments: Thank You

Email address: garsanjj@shianet.org

Guest: Sherry Smith-Stanford, Decatur, Macon Co., IL
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 09:39:01 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Crotser,Crotzer, Krotser, Krotzer
Comments: Thank you so much for the naming lesson! I have placed a link from our homepage back to your section on German names in hopes that others will benefit. It's under "Genealogy"; then click on "Interesting Genealogy Stuff". I hope that this is O.K. Thanks again. sherry smith-stanford

Email address: conure@advancenet.net

Guest: Beth Rasmussen, Brownwood, Texas
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 18:41:39 (CDT)
Page visited: Pa German Naming customs
Surnames of interest: Martz and all forms of it,such as Marchel, Mertz,Markel.also Poffenburger, Durnbaugh.
Comments: I really enjoyed your article on german naming patterns. I can see how this works in my Mertz family. Keep up the good work.

Email address: 4wds@gte.net

Guest: Matthew D. Friend, Hayfork, CA
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 12:29:15 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Friend, Nicholas
Comments: I have been searching for answer to how to do searching of my Friend family. I have been told a story or phrase that we are Pennslyvanian Dutch. Well I found a statement from a great granduncle that we are of german ancestry. So I am hoping to find my family link. Thank for your information. Maybe I can narrow my search. I wish to find this Nicholas Friend/Freund.

Email address: friends1995@yahoo.com / friends1995@ldsweb.org

Guest: Matthew D. Friend, Hayfork, CA
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 12:28:50 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Friend, Nicholas
Comments: I have been searching for answer to how to do searching of my Friend family. I have been told a story or phrase that we are Pennslyvanian Dutch. Well I found a statement from a great granduncle that we are of german ancestry. So I am hoping to find my family link. Thank for your information. Maybe I can narrow my search. I wish to find this Nicholas Friend/Freund.

Email address: friends1995@yahoo.com / friends1995@ldsweb.org

Guest: susan price, arlington, va
Date-Time: Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 11:37:41 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Hom Page
Surnames of interest: DUFFORD, DUFFORDT, TEAFORD, PRICE, WOOD, STREETER,EYSTER, AISTER, OYSTER
Comments: I am particularly interested in Jacob Duffordt. He came to Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 1764 on the ship HERO. He signed the Oath between John and Lorrentz Durr. Legend has it that he spent the first ten years in Lancaster/Berks. I can't find anything there. The first 'real' piece I have is him signing at his 3rd child's baptism in 1774. In 1780 he settles in Augusta county, VA. Dies in 1800 leaving 600+ acres and 5 children. We've identified about 400 living descendants but want to push into Germany..He and wife Christenah spoke French and German and by tradition are from Nancy.

Email address: susan.price@reliastar.com

Guest: Mary Lowery, Arlington, Va.
Date-Time: Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 19:16:44 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genalogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs, etc.
Surnames of interest: Lore, Lowery
Comments: I am very impressed by your web page. What a great source of information! Thank you for making this available to the 'new kid on the block'.

Email address: mlowery@cais.com

Guest: Jane L. Whitman 402 Linden St, Lock Haven Pa 17745
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 18:26:41 (CDT)
Page visited: Pa German Nicknames,etc.
Surnames of interest: Herman Hilse
Comments: I am trying to find out about my family that came from Germany

Email address: jwhitman@cub.kcnet.org

Guest: Robin Crawford, Conroe, TX
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 15:19:29 (CDT)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Mohr, Reser, Vogel
Comments: Lehigh County is best on the genweb in my estimation. Enjoy it all - especially your articles. Congratulations

Email address: crawford@dcim.com

Guest: Gerald Weygandt now in Plano TX from Medina County
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 13:26:52 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Weygandt, Dravenstott,
Comments: Good info here

Email address: weygandt@dfwisp.com

Guest: Ken Wigger, Godfrey IL
Date-Time: Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 17:36:11 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Wigger
Comments: I liked your German web page! Ken Wigger, Webmaster GERMAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE http://www.piasanet.com/wigger/index.html. Tour beautiful German castles! Learn wonderful German Folksongs! Visit the Black Forest! Look up your German genealogy roots! Listen to Oktoberfest music! Experience German/Swiss/Austrian wonders!

Email address: wigger@piasanet.com

Guest: Ernest Cart, Charleston, WV
Date-Time: Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 09:25:12 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming coustoms
Surnames of interest: Karg, Cart, Carte
Comments: Thanks for the lesson on german naming customs. I have just started researching and believe that my ancestory (Cart)goes back to the German Karg

Email address: Egolfcart@aol.com

Guest: jean Walleze Gregory
Date-Time: Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 07:30:09 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Walleze{wallize},Dye, Bergenstock, Evans, Gregory
Comments: This site offers another help to novice searchers such as myself. Being semi-retired affords me some time to devote to this pursuit. My thanks to you for this data.

Email address: jean@ccomm.com

Guest: Carol King Bliske, Nekoosa WI
Date-Time: Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 22:55:34 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming Customs and others
Surnames of interest: King/Koenig/Konig, Bliske, Bloede/Blodow, Friedrich, Bray, Johannes, Rose, Lohman, Belter/Bolter, Sauer, Rathman, Wright, Bandt, Kroll, Tonn, Sonne/Zanne, Georg, Davis/Davies, Jones.
Comments: Hi thanks for all the information. What an interesting way to learn history. I recently received church records of the Koenig family who originated from the city of Radwanki, in Germany or the Heart of Poland, depending what period of time we are talking about. The records were found at the Morman Library in Salt Lake City and are from 1809.

Email address: ccbliske@wctc.net

Guest: Nancy (Stockglausner) Burchianti, Punta Gorda, Fl.
Date-Time: Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 13:30:26 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Mersinger, Votruba, Wagner, Stockglausner
Comments: Thank you for your interesting research on names. I am of German heritage on both sides of my family even going back to the Hohenzoleren dynasty in the Prussian empire

Email address: ponypal@earthlink.net

Guest: Benjamin W. Kulp,Manheim PA.
Date-Time: Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 10:29:30 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch.
Surnames of interest: Kulp,Kolb,Culp
Comments: I realy have only a very cloudy understanding of my family history. I definatly would like to learn more about where in germany and how far back the family tree goes. Because of the tremendious amount of information on this subject I would consider it a great help if you have any information to direct me in the right direction.If you could send me an E-MAIL I would be very greatfull. Thanking you for your time.Ben Kulp.

Email address: jmkulp@acninc.net

Guest: Steven and Rebekah Kerchner Bedford,Ohio
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 17:16:02 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I am the son of Harvey W. Kerchner. I wanted to check out your site. I think it is very useful and I am glad to see that it is accurate. It was nice to read about my family!

Email address: bex1ker@aol.com

Guest: John McLeod, Los Alamos NM
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 23:13:06 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Miller, Slifer, Brown, Gaver, Wolf, Kraft, Wagner, Kagel, Reinhardt
Comments: The only German-American family that I know well enough to use as a test did none of the above!! Nonetheless, I must keep these rules in mind as I struggle to understand the others. Thank you for the effort.

Email address: jm6@trail.com

Guest: Wayne Gray, Troup, TX
Date-Time: Monday, April 26, 1999 at 15:03:52 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Alleman, Moergen, Worley
Comments: Good info on the naming of children. Esp Like th music. Where can I get copy of that file??

Email address: wgray@tyler.net

Guest: Joe McHugh, Watertown MA
Date-Time: Monday, April 26, 1999 at 09:36:01 (CDT)
Page visited: 1812 project
Surnames of interest: smoyer
Comments: I wouldn't have found you without Infoseek Express..

Email address: jmchug@earthlink.net

Guest: Margaret Young, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Date-Time: Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 17:19:07 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Bolch, Lohr (Lael), Longcrier (?), Mouser, Miller, Hoffman,
Comments: Your information is very interesting and informative.

Email address: younghsv@ipa.net

Guest: William Lytle, Kennett Square, PA
Date-Time: Friday, April 23, 1999 at 20:52:26 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lytle, Schoch, Young
Comments: Just recently started this search. Glad to find the computer source, it helps. This search can go in all directions. Thanks for your help. I'm sure I will be contacting you or your sugestions. Western PA is where my family search will be, for that is where the families settled after coming to this country. If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate any help you can give.

Email address: billytle@aol.com

Guest: Joy D. (Gantt)Engel, Jacksonville, FL
Date-Time: Friday, April 23, 1999 at 20:25:09 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Engel, Gantt, MacDonald, Gould, Tobias, Cognonatto, Longinatte
Comments: I was very interested in you German name customs. Thanks for the info. Joy

Email address: jdengel@mediaone.net

Guest: Kathy Lenci, Ramona, CA
Date-Time: Friday, April 23, 1999 at 05:07:44 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: von Loesch (in Germany), Loesch in U.S.A.
Comments: My dad's family came from Germany(I haven't figured out where yet - but I have heard Bavaria mentioned)about the time of WWI. I have no idea where they came ashore, but they moved to NE and there they all lived and died except my dad, who came to San Diego, CA with a $20.00 gold piece in his pocket when he was 19. So here I am. Your German Naming Customs page was very interesting. I printed it out because there seem to be a lot of Johns, Edwards and Katherines in our family. It will be interesting to see if I can find a pattern. I LOVED the music on the page!! It gave me quite a start when it began, but I soon found myself tapping my foot! What a great idea! Kathy

Email address: llranch2@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Micki Donnelly, Wichita, KS
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 16:52:23 (CDT)
Page visited: Naming customs, Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Varner, Printz, Decker, Turner, Eckard
Comments: Thanks for all the info on names, appreciate the opportunity to learn more about my German ancestors.

Email address: MICKI@prodigy.net

Guest: Kathleen Swoyer, Auburn, Pa.
Date-Time: Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 14:10:14 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I corresponded last year with aMargerite Heffner who gave me information on families by name of Block, Fussellman, and Moyer all related to the Diefenderfer or Swoyer families. She was related to the Kerchner family.

Email address: KSwoyer@pottsville.inf.net

Guest: Marilyn Barber, Danville, Indiana
Date-Time: Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 21:12:16 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Mowrey, Cromer, Barber, Fuller, Sharp
Comments: I was really fascinated by your Genealogy Home Page as the ancestors I am looking for probably have about the same background & general location. My mothers family of Mowreys & Cromers in Indiana are also Lutheran & they were supposedly from Berks Co, PA, German immigrants. Could you tell me where I can locate a passenger list for the Edinburgh on 9/15/1749. My John (Johannes) Mowrey (Maurer) supposedly was a passenger also. Again, your genealogy is intriguing. I wish I was closer to PA!

Email address: BDMBarber@aol.com

Guest: Mary E. (Jaeger) Marando, Crown Point IN
Date-Time: Friday, April 16, 1999 at 08:37:46 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: JAEGER,SCHIELE,Hoffart,Kaiser,Zerr,Ziegler,Weidemann,Leismeister,Volk
Comments: Just started

Email address: gamampq@mail.icongrp.com

Guest: George Herbert Kishpaugh II
Date-Time: Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 20:10:02 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Giersbach, Kishpaugh
Comments: Trying to research Johann Jost Giersbach (immigrant ancestor who came to America in 1751), from Amsterdam to Philadelpia on the ship Two Brothers.

Email address: georgehk2@prodigy.net

Guest: John Heymes Jr., Traverse City, Mi.
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 16:46:25 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Heymes
Comments: Hello. Evan Though I didn't find my Surname in your files, I found it most informative. I am some what of a beginner/novice and injoy just hunting for the information.

Email address: JHeymes292@aol.com

Guest: William J. Agnor
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 15:56:11 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: AGNOR, AGNER, EGNOR, EGNER, AEGENDER, AEGENER
Comments: Searching roots, your site was recommended by an Internet Cousin, just found.

Email address: agnorw@delanet.com

Guest: Edna Young, Feilding, New Zealand
Date-Time: Monday, April 12, 1999 at 04:13:38 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Levering, Cartwright, Treen, Young, Cromarty, McKay, Scullion, Smith, Flett, McDonald, Sinclair, Waldrom, Clark, Nunn, Knight
Comments: I really like your web page, the music is great. I will visit it again sometime.

Email address: edna.young@clear.net.nz

Guest: Jan Asay, St. George, UT
Date-Time: Monday, April 12, 1999 at 01:55:22 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Leydich or Leidig
Comments: Thanks so much for the PA Dutch being German. Maybe that is why I have been having trouble finding info on this line.

Email address: jasay@infowest.com

Guest: Bob Heckathorne
Date-Time: Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 09:08:39 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Heckathorne (Heckendorn, Hackathorn), Atwell, Kerr, Kimes (Keim)
Comments: Very interesting - wish that I had known this earlier

Email address: hecsystm@west.net

Guest: Mary Cole, Kentfield, CA
Date-Time: Friday, April 09, 1999 at 23:57:20 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Silvis, Schneider, Hamsher, Heckman, Henning, Best, Hershey, looking for Kiebing/Riebing (female maiden name 1736 Lancaster Co, Pa)
Comments: Very interesting material. Thank you for posting it for others. On;y one thing to add - I have found with my families- many were given the name of one of their Godparents who could be related to one of the parents or just friends of the family and not related. Again many thanks Mary Cole

Email address: CDGG47A@Prodigy.com

Guest: Barbara Richter Lawson
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 19:04:25 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Brumm, Struck, Brechenmacher
Comments: Thank you, thank you for an excellent article on the Pennsylvania Dutch. My American husband's family lives in the Harrisburg area; they deem themselves more of an authority on Pennsylvania Dutch than I, the "recently arrived" German (18 years ago). My immediate impression was that "Dutch" was a corruption of "Deutsch". Also, a large number of Americans have the false impression that the two language are "nearly the same"; this problem I encounter frequently in my capacity as a German-English translator: I am presented with Dutch or even Afrikaans materials and am told by nonspeakers that they should be a snap to translate. In fact, there are so many "faux amis" between German and Dutch that one can completely MISinterpret a text. Keep up the good work!

Email address: allemande@netscape.net

Guest: Angeline Pebler Absecon, N J
Date-Time: Monday, April 05, 1999 at 16:03:19 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Pebler, Wohnnhas, Meder
Comments: It was a big help. The oldest child in my Grandfathers family was named William and he died as an infant. My Grandfather (the youngest boy) was also named William. I had thought this was odd until I read your article.

Email address: acountrycorner@webtv.com

Guest: Bob Swigert, Logansport IN
Date-Time: Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 16:58:41 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Swigert,Tobias,Kelley,Bears
Comments: Great site. Hope it will some help to my research.

Email address: bswigert@cqc.com

Guest: Walter Bean Boise, ID
Date-Time: Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 23:27:07 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are Not German..., PA German Nicknames, Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Baum, Christian Schanntzen. Miria Elizabeth Baum. Jacob Ammerlong, Elizabeth
Comments: Interesting information. Thank you.

Email address: vbean@boisestate.edu

Guest: bill landes, goshen, ky.(originally york, pa.)
Date-Time: Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 20:16:00 (CST)
Page visited: Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Landes
Comments: What is the origin of the great music? Sounds like a merry-go-round.

Email address: blandes@mainlink.net

Guest: Peggy Nichoson, Oregon, Ohio
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 08:35:57 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kershner, Koder, Coder, Staudt
Comments: First of all I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed your site. The music was great. My husbands family name on his mother's side was Koder. A Koder married a Staudt and the Staudt married into the Kirschner family. Many varients on the spelling. So I checked out your site. Some of the same first names are there but nothing matches. They were also from Berks County, Pa These are the Kirschners I have 1.JOHANNES C. KURSCHNER of Selbold,Germany married a MARIA ? 2.JOHANNES KERSCHNER born Selbold 1693 died 1742 married KERTROUDT FAUST born 1683 3.YOHAN YERCK KERSCHNER born 1721 Ger. Died 1768 married M. Margaretha ? 4. KATHERINA A. KERSCHNER born 1751 died 1826 married JOHANNES STAUDT 1771 Berks Co., Pa. Thanks

Email address: oldsquaw@solarstop.net

Guest: Mark Stephen Laudenslager, USAF
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 19:37:58 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Interesting Web Page. Just surfing and found it. I'm in the Air Force, so I'm from all over...my parents (both) are from Ohio (Springfield and Findlay). Good luck with your research.

Email address: Mark.Laudenslager@Prodigy.net

Guest: J S Gomlick
Date-Time: Monday, March 29, 1999 at 22:37:12 (CST)
Page visited: German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Werkhiser/Workheiser/Wickizer,John
Comments: I'm just getting started, looks like you have some excellent sources. family records state the family was in Hamilton township/Monroe County 1850 and before. Wish me luck. Thanks again!

Email address: wickiejsg@aol.com

Guest: Cozette Stoltzfus
Date-Time: Monday, March 29, 1999 at 19:24:32 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner home page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Great site

Email address: jmscms1977@fast.net

Guest: Helen L. Mykytyn
Date-Time: Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 17:26:25 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Geneology Home Page
Surnames of interest: Shewfelt
Comments: Thank you very much for allowing me to visit your home page. What a wonderful idea! The spelling for Shewfelt was probably anglo- saxonized.

Email address: ukcanam@aol.com

Guest: Eric J Kerchner, Effort, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 10:39:18 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Just visiting.

Email address: eric2425@ptdprolog.net

Guest: Ray D Schwartz
Date-Time: Friday, March 26, 1999 at 18:55:36 (CST)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schwartz, Motter
Comments: Excellent job on this subject. Best I've seen yet. Thanks for helping us.

Email address: schwartz@rochelle.net

Guest: Ruthann (Rowe) Shober, Waynesboro PA
Date-Time: Friday, March 26, 1999 at 13:21:50 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Rowe,Row,Shober, Schober
Comments: Very informative and enjoyable, amusing

Email address: rshober@erols.com

Guest: Corrine Deborah Kirsch, Manhattan, NY
Date-Time: Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 00:43:50 (CST)
Page visited: www.kerchner.com
Surnames of interest: Kirsch, Laudenslager, Sendyk
Comments: I was raised in Buffalo by a foster family by the name of Laudenslager. I remember as a child going to Pennsylvania for their family reunions. This is so great.

Email address: Lazybonez@juno.com

Guest: Harriet HOFFMAN Toothman Fairmont WV
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 10:18:22 (CST)
Page visited: PA Geman Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hoffman,(David, Jacob, George and John)
Comments: Your site is very interesting. I have put it in my favorite places so I can refer back to it. Thanks so much for the info. Harriet HOFFMAN Toothman

Email address: Htoothman@aol.com

Guest: Kadie Cook, Bellevue, Washington
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 14:14:43 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: WEDIKIND
Comments: GREAT Pages. I am a newie. HTML means nothing, YET. Thanks again Kadie from Seattle

Email address: kdcook@sttl.uswest.net

Guest: Judy Strickler, Hummelstown, Dauphin Co, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 06:45:48 (CST)
Page visited: Lautenschlager
Surnames of interest: Rettinger, Lautenschlager, Schlegel
Comments: I greatly appreciate all of your efforts. Thank you so much. Did not find my J.Jacob Lautenschlager m 1785 Schwartzwald Ch, Exeter Twp, Berks Co, PA to Sophia Rettinger(1784-1845) d/o Michael & Anna Margaret Rettinger of Ruscombmanor Twp, Berks Co. They moved to Upper Dau/Schuylkill/Northumberland Co area c 1800. Thanks again for your efforts

Email address: PBLLS@aol.com

Guest: FRANK L. FRY, JR., BORN IN nEW bLOOMFIELD, pERRY c
Date-Time: Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 22:12:59 (CST)
Page visited: kerchner
Surnames of interest: ENOYED YOUR WEB PAGE VERY MUCH.
Comments: SURNAMES: FREY (FRY), SHUMAKER

Email address: frankfryjr@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Rochard TeBockhorst
Date-Time: Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 13:02:35 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: TeBockhorst, Mannell, Walsh, Denis, Butts, Kennedy
Comments: Please Email re info on surnames being researched.

Email address: rdtebock@bellsouth.net

Guest: bruce allen raymark , milwaukee wisconsin
Date-Time: Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 22:48:24 (CST)
Page visited: naming customs, nicknames
Surnames of interest: raymark,miller,o'brien
Comments: have you seen raymark in pa

Email address: MootMoot@Prodigy.net

Guest: Romayne Shay McMahon
Date-Time: Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 10:42:56 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Brigeeven Brughell, Briegal, Brickel, Brickle, etc. etc. even Brughel
Comments: What a great help your explanation is because we are constantly looking for Johan Georg Brigel on of the 1709ers who came into Berks County from Schoharie, N.Y. Now I remember seeing things re George Brickell and various other spellings of Brigel. We were all too busy looking for Johan. We have a record of JGB in 1743 at Chirst church Tulpehocken. We are just trying to find out the names of his children if any. Thanks a million for a great web site. I printed out the info for my other 2 cousins who are working on the tree.

Email address: ROMAYNE@paonline.net

Guest: JEAN GLADDEN
Date-Time: Friday, March 19, 1999 at 19:51:06 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: GILBERT, PIPES, LOGSDON,
Comments: I AM NOT SURE THAT I AM RELATED TO THIS SET OF GILBERT'S. BUT IF I AM WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE.

Email address: CHARLIE1@OCSONLINE.COM

Guest: Mark DeVlieg Loudenslager, Kirkwood MO
Date-Time: Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 17:18:23 (CST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Geneology Home Page
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager
Comments: Thank you for the information.

Email address: mark.loudenslager@elementis.com

Guest: June Schlager, Roseville CA
Date-Time: Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 17:14:44 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Gen Home Page
Surnames of interest: Schlager
Comments: researching Andrew Charles Schlager son of Johann Jacob Schlager and Barbara K(C)arr of Baden Baden Ger. Andrew to US 1878 age 22.

Email address: june1@inreach.com

Guest: Ellen Davis Ort
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 16:47:44 (CST)
Page visited: all of it!!!! So much information, Great Work!!!
Surnames of interest: Ort,Ord,Orth,Montz,Davis,Stevenson,Merrill,Huffman,Maffett,Brookhart
Comments: Looking for Ort,Ord,Orth. I live in Lycoming Co,Pa. Many of my Ort's are from the Muncy,Pa. area,would like to link my Ort's with the Ort's in Upper Milford and Saucon Twp. The first John Ort I have is from Quaker Twp. Bucks Co., his son Jacob Ort born in June 29, 1804-August 18,1884 lived in Muncy Pa. Your web site is awesome!!!!

Email address: edort@csrlink.net

Guest: George W.T.Page
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 16:40:14 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Very interesting reading Charles,you are to be admired for your tenacity, Joan said it would make a good movie.

Email address: georgeWT@page59.freeserve.co.uk

Guest: Keith Rutledge, Norman, OK
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 12:51:17 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Custorms, Kerchner g.h.p., PA Dutch are German
Surnames of interest: Kraemer
Comments: Ilearned a lot from your articles. Thanks.

Email address: KEYVANOR@aol.com

Guest: Dorothy Stauffer Sigmund
Date-Time: Monday, March 15, 1999 at 21:36:03 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I have attended the Kerchner reunions and enjoyed them. I am related thro my Mother, Elsie Lebo Stauffer.

Email address: Dsigm44098@aol.com

Guest: Larry Housell; Spring Hill, Fl
Date-Time: Monday, March 15, 1999 at 18:03:21 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Housell, Hauschildt, Hilken, Gent, Prenger
Comments: Enjoyed your site and found some very interesting information. Keep up the good work. Larry Housell

Email address: piguy@cusave.com

Guest: Mary Pipkins // Delight Ar
Date-Time: Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 18:58:11 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Mohr
Comments: You have very interesting comments, thank you for letting me visit. I do not have a site at this time but hope to have one soon.

Email address: agnes @alltel.net

Guest: Donald R. Mansmith,Salem, NY.
Date-Time: Friday, March 12, 1999 at 21:51:55 (CST)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: Mahnenschmidt,Messinger, Monosmith, Bahn (Baum)
Comments: Excellent, thank-you!

Email address: dmans64336@aol.com

Guest: James L. Millirons, Cataula, Georgia
Date-Time: Friday, March 12, 1999 at 16:47:51 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Millirons
Comments: This is very interesting information. I could sit and read it for hours. I've just recently started researching my family name, and I'm amazed at how much I'm finding out about it. Thank you very much, this has been most enlightening!

Email address: jlm191@aol.com

Guest: Richard L. Benner St. Louis, MO.
Date-Time: Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 19:36:15 (EST)
Page visited: P A Dutch Are German Not Dutch.
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I was searching the web for the definition of Pennsylvania Low Dutch.Your web site was the most promising for what I wanted.After reading just the first part I found the answer to a question I have been asking for years.I am 73 years old and have never found an answer to "What is Pennsylvania Low Dutch".My mother's parents both came from Germany and my father's mother came from Ireland.There was a family problem with my dad"sfather and all anybody would say is you are part Pennsylvania Low Dutch and they would say no more.I thank you for explaining it for me. RLB

Email address: bennergr@msn.com

Guest: James W. Klibbe, Raleigh, North Carolina
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 17:20:07 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Klibbe, Haeger
Comments: Mr. Kerchiner: I have enjoyed reading the various information you have on your page. It is most interesting to me. My ancestors came from the Pomeranian area of E. Prussia. I'm currently involved in trying to find their beginnings there but since it is now Poland am running into difficulties with lost records, etc. Thanks again for yur informative page. Jim Klibbe

Email address: jklibbe@ntwrks.com

Guest: N. Bible , Hebron, Indiana
Date-Time: Monday, March 08, 1999 at 15:47:11 (EST)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs & Pa German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Bible and Jacobs
Comments: Thanks for making the naming of Hans and ect. clear..

Email address: nabible@netnitco.net

Guest: David Hunsicker, Jr., Germansville, PA
Date-Time: Monday, March 08, 1999 at 06:10:02 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Hunsicker, Handwerk, Mantz
Comments: Loved hearing the chicken dance!!!

Email address: bozkurt@u.washington.edu

Guest: Alice Hartman Mackert, Vermilion Ohio and englewoo
Date-Time: Monday, March 08, 1999 at 00:58:31 (EST)
Page visited: All of the above
Surnames of interest: Hartman, Hushour
Comments: Just accidently came upon your site and read everything because it was presented in such a simple but interesting way. Enjoyed it immensly! Thank you for all the interesting facts especially regard Pa Dutch and the explanation of the German naming. Was very confused while hunting for my grandfather when so many of his records were in the name of Peter and then found other documents in the name of John Peter.Now it makes sense.

Email address: AliceMackert@msn.com

Guest: Kyle Pipes, Mt. Holly NJ
Date-Time: Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 18:07:59 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Pipes
Comments: I couldent find what I was looking for without having to pay for it. I need to get a project done about my family Heritage, But I will not pay. This stuff should be free.

Email address: Iaminsain@aol.com

Guest: Nevin J. Acker
Date-Time: Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 15:32:07 (EST)
Page visited: Lehigh Co. PAGenWeb
Surnames of interest: Acker
Comments: Good research material. Just getting started.

Email address: acker7576@aol.com

Guest: Joe Lutz, Memphis, TN
Date-Time: Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 21:56:49 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Gen. Home Pg.
Surnames of interest: Lutz, Gullach
Comments: Thanks!

Email address: jplcal@juno.com

Guest: Rex W. Buschow, Des Moines IA
Date-Time: Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 20:26:28 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Buscho, Buschow, Gehring, Gehrig
Comments: No comments

Email address: CNGRWB@aol.com

Guest: Virginia Less, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date-Time: Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 00:03:51 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Bergstraesser, Vogel, Less, Fischer, Krahmer, Streich, Fradrich, Schael
Comments: Enjoyed reading your comments in the pages I read. Most of our research is of the German-Russian connection for first four names with hopes of tracing them back into Germany itself. We became interested in the PA Dutch (why don't you spell it "Deutsch"?) when we found the first Bergstraesser immigrating into PA in the late 1700's. So appreciated your detailed info. And, especially the naming customs as we find so many same names (many Johanns, Maria, etc) in all the families we are researching. Sincerely, Virginia (Krahmer) Less Oh yes, the music was fun to listen to.

Email address: GVLESS@aol.com

Guest: carolyn ward ft. plain,ny.
Date-Time: Friday, March 05, 1999 at 14:27:30 (EST)
Page visited: PA GREMAN NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: WARD,BEYER
Comments: I THOUGHT THIS SITE WAS VERY INTERESTING AND I LOVED THE MUSIC.

Email address: wardc9949@netscape.net

Guest: John E Lochner Tucson Az
Date-Time: Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:34:25 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I found toy site very interesting and informative. I am new at thois and need all of the help I can get. Thanks John

Email address: lochnerjel@worldnet.att.net

Guest: George Zentner Panama City,FL [b.Lucernemines,PA]
Date-Time: Friday, March 05, 1999 at 11:30:31 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: ZENTNER/CZENTNER/CENTNER/SCENTNER/SENTNER/ZENNER There are some ZENTNERs in your town.
Comments: Well done and like the PA-Dutch...I'm,supposedly, German-English-Swiss & Dutch--or is it that "I'm 'Dutch'", VBG!

Email address: zcats@panacom.com

Guest: Fay Schmahl Jordaens, Wilmington, N.C.
Date-Time: Friday, March 05, 1999 at 10:00:38 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schmahl, Frombach, Knoblauch, Putz, Huber ,Bundus, Mang, Klepsch, Schoenthaler, Sauer, Wagner, Schmidt.Koenig, Bessai, Hollerbaum, Kurtz Brunner, Noll, Glass, Klein, Schweitzer Pfeifer and Goettel.
Comments: I always wondered what genealogiists meant by "naming patterns" - so I thank you for the explanatiion......Fay

Email address: FayJ1@aol.com

Guest: Maxine (Kinstle) Kunkleman, Lima, Ohio
Date-Time: Friday, March 05, 1999 at 01:14:21 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kinstle/Kuntzel, Leininger, Wierman, Hempleman,Kunkleman, Snider
Comments: Was very pleased to find this site. I had found duplications of names in my German ancestors and had assumed this was the norm for naming of children. Thank you for proving my assumption.

Email address: maxtom@earthlink.net

Guest: Franklin Furl, Lock Haven PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 23:18:31 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Embick, Furl, Shoemaker
Comments: Just beginning my search and found your pages very interesting....liked the music too! A nice touch.

Email address: ffurl@pcspower.net

Guest: Michael C. Mathis
Date-Time: Monday, March 01, 1999 at 00:12:49 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Amodio, Anderson, Aragoza, Archuletta, Bagshaw, Bellon, Dietz, Eva, Feist, Finch, Forne, Gibson, Grosz, Herzog, Hoffle, Hopes, Jarvis, Kallin, Klien, Knittel, Kranich, Leflin, Luithe, Mathis, Mathias, Migliaro, Moyes, Ost, Otto, Petterson, Phillips, Prangley, Rathiniere, Rhoten, Riccitelli, Rowel, Ruff, Scaraumuzzo, Schmidt, Schramm, Shaffer, Simmons, Straub, Sutrick, Tentzmann, Timmons, Tintzmann, Whitaker
Comments: I enjoyed the music...good umpa music! (Thats what I called it as a little boy.. hadn't heard it since). The understanding how we recieved our names helps alot when tring to figure the generations and somewhat what to look for, thanks!

Email address: mcmathis@teleport.com

Guest: Jim Dixon, Ellington CT
Date-Time: Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 22:50:55 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenschlager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenschlager, Horn, Hepler, Hamman, Shimer, Gerhard, Shiffert, Schantz, Bortz, Mattern, Van Buskirk, Reiss, Hay, Edwards
Comments: We have enjoyed your web page. My 2nd GGF was Nathan Laudenschlager & his daughter Sally was my GGM. We have copies of Henry, Rebecca & Lydia obits from Unabhangiger Republikaner (in German). We have been to the old Allentown cemetery & West End & have stone photos. We were disturbed to see the condition of the cemetery. People were feeding pigeons on the stones. We would like to incorporate some of the data that we found on your site & set up a link to your site. We have a photo of Sally, we are trying to locate info on her husband Charles H. Edwards.

Email address: jd1950@earthlink.net

Guest: Rodney Deiter, Escanaba MI
Date-Time: Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 22:49:46 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Deiter, Dieter, Dieterle
Comments: I was hoping to find information about my ancestors last name spelling of Dieterle. I may find out more information by reading your referenced books.

Email address: rdeiter@bresnanlink.net

Guest: Robert T Scheetz
Date-Time: Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 12:04:49 (EST)
Page visited: all pages
Surnames of interest: Scheetz,Schutz,Worthington,Grammas
Comments: Great site, very interesting, I shall revist it.

Email address: rtsnet@frontiernet.net

Guest: Jeanne Gleisberg Atha, KS
Date-Time: Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 16:48:24 (EST)
Page visited: Naming Customs & PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Gleisberg, Scherich, Beyrer
Comments: Interesting pages.

Email address: JGATHA@aol.com

Guest: Cindy Nielsen, Loretta WI
Date-Time: Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 15:19:13 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchnet Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Guderian
Comments: Currently stationed in Germany and just starting to research the family. Thanks for your help

Email address: nielsenc_l@hotmail.com

Guest: Mary Hoeh Fuller, Cle Elum, WA.
Date-Time: Friday, February 26, 1999 at 20:26:43 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are of German Heritage, Not Duch
Surnames of interest: Hoeh, Richner(Reichner), Eminhouser, Sharratt
Comments: My Grandfather, George Washington Hoeh, was born in Punxsutauney, PA. I can not find my great Grandfather, Michael J. Hoeh, info in PA. He came from Hershberg, Germany but I'm not sure when.

Email address: fuller@eburg.com

Guest: Sarver, Blair
Date-Time: Friday, February 26, 1999 at 19:56:04 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Sarver Vandemeer Jaeck
Comments: Recieved your site from a Newgen email. It gave a whole new light to our research. We will now check out other alternatives, thankyou.Blair and Faith Sarver

Email address: bfsarver@telusplanet.net

Guest: Peggy Sweitzer, Kulpmont & Mahanoy City, PA
Date-Time: Friday, February 26, 1999 at 15:24:31 (EST)
Page visited: Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Emporium
Surnames of interest: S(ch)weitzer, Koch, F(Ph)eldinger
Comments: Good narrative about Pa. Germans vs. Dutch.

Email address: psweitz@gwu.edu

Guest: Henry L. Hensley Burlington,IA.
Date-Time: Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 13:26:31 (EST)
Page visited: PA DutchAreGerman Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Allshouse
Comments: I am looking for any information about the Allshouse name from Westmoreland Co. PA My great grandfather was Israel Allshouse born in 1820,his father's name was Isaac Allshouse.

Email address: hensley.henry@mcleodusa.net

Guest: Victoria L. Johnson
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 01:16:07 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Richard W. Frost William Frost
Comments: Im trying to find info on my biological grandfather Richard Frost, He was born 3-25-1906 in Konigsberg, Germany. He married Margaret Alice Gill sometime between 1934-1936 in Chicago,IL. He died July 21, 1940. On his death certificate William Frost is noted as father and mother unknown. He did have a social security # 337-09-4930, But I cant pull up anything with that number. I really need help,my grandmother is 80 yrs. now, she doesnt remember anything. My family is in Germany someplace.

Email address: tvj@mc.net

Guest: Emil Jacob (E.J.) Stadel, Champlin, MN
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 16:20:44 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Stadel, Gehres, Mertz, Opp
Comments: Excellent information

Email address: ejstadel@pro-ns.net

Guest: Larry Goodman, Olympia, WA
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 16:07:14 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Hi, Charles, Just showing you I visited. Please don't answer. I am about to send you another email, and then get out of your hair and off your calendar. Larry

Email address: lgoodman@orcalink.com

Guest: Joe Falkenstein--Tallmadge,Ohio
Date-Time: Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 22:36:49 (EST)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Faalkenstein,Keberle,Burchardt
Comments: Interesting site

Email address: jrfalken@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Anita Gohl, Priest River, Idaho
Date-Time: Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 19:17:47 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, & PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Fish, Wharmby, Tyner, Hancock, Gohl
Comments: I thank you for this compilation. I learned many things about naming customs. These customs seem to have traveled all over the country. I am proofreading a Census transcription and there are many families in it that have names like this. Thanks again. Anita

Email address: gohlpost@netw.com

Guest: Billy Ray Kerschner Marion,Indiana
Date-Time: Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 17:13:29 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerschner,Butt,Anglemeyer,Tilden,Fiste,Shoemaker,Seidner(seitner?),Taylor, these are just afew.
Comments: I understand Kerchner, Kercher, Karcher, Kirshner, Kershner,Kerschner,Karchner,Kaerchner, etc. are different families. I just thought I would ask if you know there are some Kerchners buried in the Gilead Cemetary, in Gilead Indiana, located on Ind. state road 19, not too far from Peru Ind. There are also Kerchers, and of course Kerschners. Also there are some Karschners(or Karchners) I cant remember for certain, living in Wabash, Ind. Just thought I'd pass this on. Billy Ray Kerschner

Email address: billyray@comteck.com

Guest: Jackie Carter, Orem Utah
Date-Time: Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 10:13:12 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Henckle,Henkle,Hinckle,Hinkle, Dentzer,Dentzen,Dentzel Geibel, Wagner
Comments: I found your page in one of my e-mails and looked through it. It was very interesting. All my german heritage came from the Hesse-Darmstadt area and emmigratied to Germantown Pennsylvania and then then on forward. thank you for the chance to see things like this it helps some of us understand what and where we are and where we come from. Jackie

Email address: Tazzy@enol.com

Guest: KARL RICHARD KIRCHNER-KASSEL,GERMANY
Date-Time: Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 10:13:08 (EST)
Page visited: ALL PAGES
Surnames of interest: ERDMANN,RACHOW,NAPIERAY,KIRCHNER.
Comments: VERY NICE SITE.MY NICK NAME IS DUTCH.

Email address: kirchnr@couriernet.infi.net

Guest: Patricia Palmer,Portland, Oregon
Date-Time: Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 00:11:43 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Osterstock, Strunk, Weaver, Webber, Easton, Fenstermacher, Vogel, Barrington
Comments: My fathers name was Osterstock. The lines merge at Osterstock. The lines are: EASTON>VOGEL>OSTERSTOCK(1) BARRINGTON/HUFF>BARRINGTON>(1) WEBBER>WEAVER/HORN>STRUNK>FENSTERMACHER>OSTERSTOCK(1) STRUNK/SCHLEIFER>STRUNK/WEAVER>STRUNK/FENSTERMACHER>FENSTERMACHER/OSTERSTOCK(1)

Email address: Pat_Palmer@msn.com

Guest: Keith Fondaw, Martinsville, IN
Date-Time: Friday, February 19, 1999 at 16:11:47 (EST)
Page visited: naming
Surnames of interest: Von Dach, Fondaw
Comments: Thanks, neat music!!

Email address: kfondaw@reliable-net.net

Guest: Tom D. Stahl, Ocala, FL
Date-Time: Friday, February 19, 1999 at 08:39:52 (EST)
Page visited: PA Gearman Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Stahl/Stall, Overmyer, Hayman, Finefrock, Klusman, Clingman, Keller, Dana, Huntington, Tiffany
Comments: No comments

Email address: tdstahl@mfi.net

Guest: Karen Ann Laudenslager Kluwe
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 21:37:25 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: I have reason to believe my fathers ancestors were from P.A. My grandfather was Daniel Laudensleger whom married Ida Wilson, they were both from LaSalle Mi.

Email address: bkkluwe@tir.com

Guest: John Miiller Goodland IN
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 19:43:40 (EST)
Page visited: PA German nicknames
Surnames of interest: Miiller
Comments: note that the name is spelled with two i'es in the name we think just dropping the umlats

Email address: miiller@ffni.com

Guest: Frenis W. Hoffman Sr., Clearville PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 10:57:13 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Great site. Learned a lot. Enjoyed.

Email address: fwh1920@crosslink.net

Guest: jean propf, cockeysville, MD
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 08:41:31 (EST)
Page visited: Pennsylvania German Research Tips and Aides
Surnames of interest: Ketcher, Kartchner, Karcher, et cetera, Ramer, Holderman, Barnhart, Graber
Comments: Hello again Mr. Kerchner, Jr.! This is the second article of yours I have read with great pleasure. Both times I stumbled across them while looking for something else. This latest article has answered questions I had about family stories without me asking. I can apply the history and the surrounding facts about names to my own family with ease. I am genuinely impressed with all you have put into this short article. It is very helpful. Thank you again.

Email address: jeanp1@home.com

Guest: Nancy M. Shortt Saltville, Va.
Date-Time: Monday, February 15, 1999 at 20:05:15 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Shortt,Anderson
Comments: I`m a beginner

Email address: nshortt@sirinet.net

Guest: Ken Happel, Oklahoma City, OK (Orig. Boston area)
Date-Time: Monday, February 15, 1999 at 15:53:21 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Happel, Hesenius (Hessenius)
Comments: I'm new at this ! There are so many good sources, like your own, but it's rather overwhelming. The challenge is to pace oneself !

Email address: ken@happel.com

Guest: Eduardo kerchner, São Paulo - Brazil
Date-Time: Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 23:24:22 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I'm a Kerchner too !!!!!!!!

Email address: eduardo_kerchner@usa.net

Guest: Dale V. Mc Intyre
Date-Time: Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 22:22:24 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Home for me is Pine Grove,PA. I'm Pennsylvania Dutch seeking folks back home. On WBYN radio I am Der Irish Deitschman.

Email address: amos@powerlynk.com

Guest: Mary Kerchner, Pittsburgh, Pa, born York, Pa
Date-Time: Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 21:49:33 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page,PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Hartman, Resh
Comments: I am very new to this so it has been exciting to visit your pages. Thank you. Mary Kerchner

Email address: MKerchner@aol.com

Guest: Mary Lee Page, Naples. FL
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 13:41:31 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Justen, Buch, Schnorr, Schaefer, Engels, See, Daub, Misen, Schmitz, Schumacher, Gondert.
Comments: Very interesting and helpful. I enjoyed the page very much.

Email address: marylee@naples.net

Guest: David Remely of Bethlehem,PA
Date-Time: Monday, February 08, 1999 at 21:30:00 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Remely Remaly Remeli
Comments: I am mostly interested in geographical references of Lehigh County, specifically Heidelberg Township, PA. I am also intersted in varieties of hex signs.

Email address: remely1@earthlink.net

Guest: Carolyn Lacey Middletown, Ohio
Date-Time: Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 07:06:04 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs;PADutch are German not Dutch;Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Ruch (I was told this name was Pennsylvania Dutch. I do not even know how to pronounce it, so do not know what variants to look for)
Comments: I really think this is a great site, just wish there were RUCH connections. Especially liked article on the naming patterns. That may prove very helpful.

Email address: clacey@erinet.com

Guest: Sherre Audirsch, Chattanooga, TN
Date-Time: Friday, February 05, 1999 at 14:46:30 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Audirsch(Audersch),Amiel, Carl, Augusta Shober, William
Comments: Thank you for the info in the German naming customs. It provides an understanding of which I didn't have before! sa

Email address: sherrea@hotmail.com

Guest: kenneth lattig oceanside ca
Date-Time: Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 20:33:30 (EST)
Page visited: kerchner genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: lattig.latig laudic, ladichor any variation
Comments: no particular comments to make at this time

Email address: ken0431@aol.com

Guest: stacie retherford, zanesville, oh
Date-Time: Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 15:14:22 (EST)
Page visited: pa dutch are german not dutch
Surnames of interest: kresge,weiss
Comments: my ancestors are from zurich switzerland. We are Pennsylvania dutch.

Email address: sjrdz@hotmail.com

Guest: Susan Edelman Mroz
Date-Time: Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 17:36:59 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Edelman, Fritchman,
Comments: I was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. My grandparents were born and raised in Hellertown, PA. I was always taught that story about PA. Dutch verses PA. German. I always knew and am proud. I would like to research my fathers side of the family, but I don't know what to do or where to begin! I don't have money to spend on it, either. My Dad gave me as much info as he could and my Nana and Pop-Pop are both gone. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank You, Sue

Email address: smroz@bellsouth.net

Guest: Clifton F. Briner of Fort Wayne, IN
Date-Time: Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 23:53:03 (EST)
Page visited: http//:members.aol.com/cfbriner/genealgy/index.htm
Surnames of interest: Briner/Breiner/Bryner
Comments: You have a very excellent set of pages.

Email address: cfbriner@aol.com

Guest: Charles D. Musser
Date-Time: Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 16:12:14 (EST)
Page visited: PA German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Bickleman, Crone, Musser, Mosier, Messer, Moser
Comments: I was looking for the significance of Naming a child ADOLPHUS in 1827. Looking for the birth record for DANIEL MUSSER b. 24 of June 1793. Daniel Musser died in Cynthian ,KY Setp. 1851 Reward for birth record of Daniel Musser. later family mebers were presbyterian.

Email address: fawntrail@aol.com

Guest: Judy Fenush, Mercer Pa
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 19:51:32 (EST)
Page visited: 18th century Pa German Naming customs
Surnames of interest: Fenush, Hockenbery, Carlson
Comments: any information would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for all the hard work it is very useful for all.

Email address: jfenush@aol.com

Guest: Roger Rhoads - Hockessin, DE
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 11:33:31 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Rhoades, Rhoads
Comments: Armahela inquiry via another E-mail message.

Email address: rrrhoads@aol.com

Guest: Joyce Diane Curtis Milks
Date-Time: Monday, January 25, 1999 at 03:19:50 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Stabler, Rentz, Werner,
Comments: Thanks for putting such a fine site together for others like myself to use.

Email address: gwmilks@ix.netcom.com

Guest: Vinita Shaw, El Paso TX
Date-Time: Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 16:54:56 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest:
Comments: thank you for taking the time to share such intersting info with the world*Vinita

Email address: vinil@aol.com

Guest: Inona Colton Miley
Date-Time: Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 16:07:52 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy , PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hubley, Miley
Comments: Great!!

Email address: mhm@iddcinnect.net

Guest: Don Billet
Date-Time: Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 20:51:10 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Billet, Dellinger, Kann, Bechtel, Leathers, hess, Bowman, Ehrman, Doll, Gotwalt, Wilt and Rupp.
Comments: Liked the music. How do attach the sound file?

Email address: dbillet@bellsouth.net

Guest: lacey shearer flagstaff AZ
Date-Time: Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 19:51:10 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I really like the page it was very he;pful for my report on the Pa German or Dutch. You shuld make a nother one one the art and the crafts they dot aht would be great.

Email address: teddyb92352@aol.com

Guest: Diane McGee, Hickory, Ky
Date-Time: Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 13:16:09 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch and all connecting links
Surnames of interest: I am researching the name Kiple.
Comments: The Kiple's came from Pennsylvania and I have been told we are PA Dutch. Trying to find all the information I can about them. I found your site informative and the music refreshing.

Email address: dmcgee@wk.net

Guest: Joyce Goldthorpe, Grand Forks, B.C. Canada
Date-Time: Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 18:32:24 (EST)
Page visited: Guest Book
Surnames of interest: Coole,Goldthorpe,Butcher,Knowles,Scrivens in England. Gregg, Kellogg, Young,Winchester in the USA. Rosenkranz in Austria. Wolgien,Ritter,Reinke,Schmaka in Old East Prussia. Would be most greatful if someone could tell me just where in Prussia Lindenburg was located, as I have been unable to locate it on any map.
Comments: Thank you for writing to me on my last visit. Realy enjoy the music. You have a very interesting web site. Joyce Goldthorpe.

Email address: davejoyceg@bc.sympatico.ca

Guest: Sharon DeForest, Yorktown, VA
Date-Time: Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 12:19:08 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Von Klump,Klump,Klum,Clum
Comments: I am looking for any information on the Phillip Von Klump that can over on the Misfert(?) - or any Von Klump etc. The name has been changed so that my great-grandfather William Clum's father's name also shows this change (he was Wilhelm Clum). Some of the time was spent in Pennsylvania, but most was in and around Elizabeth and Plainsfield, New Jersey. I do know that Phillip was a follower of John Hust. I am confused by the term "Bohemia" used in term, yet I understand that Von is German, while Van is Dutch designation. Is there anyone who can clarify this for me? Thank you for any help.

Email address: Sharon_DeForest@yahoo.com

Guest: June Gautieri, Philadelphia
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 03:29:01 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Shewell, Robert
Comments: I am trying to get info on the above. He was married to Eliz. Barton. Need to know names of Children. I believe he was the brother of Eliz Shewell who married Benjamin West. My greatgreat grandmother was Maria Shewell and niece of Eliz. Shewell. But the dates don't line up unless Mr Shewell had a son named Robert. Thank you for any help you may be able to give me.

Email address: JuneGautieri@webtv.net

Guest: James R Hamm, Friendswood Texas
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 17:56:00 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Hamm
Comments: Came across a Fritz while doing research on my andcestors. Was unsure if Fritz was a nickname for Fredrich. Now I know it was. Thanks

Email address: jhamm@wt.net

Guest: Rae Johnson
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 12:09:36 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Huffman, Kahoe (or Kehoe)
Comments: Reading about this PA German naming custom was enlightening and interesting. Thanks.

Email address: raej@voyager.net

Guest: MaryAnn Moore, Grand Rapids, MI
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 11:14:12 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Custons
Surnames of interest: Neighbarger/Neibarger, Sontagh/Sunday, Wagner, Snook, Walther,Popp, Huebner, Schoenhe/Schaner
Comments: I found the information very interesting on German names as I have at least three surnames that origionated in Germany or Alsace in the 18th century. I have information from Germany on my grandmothers family where in all the generations the mens names began with Johann. My grandmothers brother was named Johann August Adam. In the US he went by August John with no reference to the Adam. I have a Christian Neighberger who was born 1729 in Strassbourg, Alsace. Does any one know what this name could have been in Alsace? I cannot find anything on the other side of the "pond"

Email address: MMoore8990@aol.com

Guest: Barbara Laudenslager Keller, Zionsville, Pa.
Date-Time: Friday, January 15, 1999 at 13:51:53 (EST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: Found the information very useful. I still have some mistakes in my decendant Johan Heinrich Laudenslager. Thank you.

Email address: barmer@juno.com

Guest: Dorothy Fitzpatrick, Mich and Florida
Date-Time: Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 20:16:39 (EST)
Page visited: al
Surnames of interest: Kluender, Krebs/Creps, Mohn, Young/Jung
Comments: Where did you find that music? Stirs my German genes. Find your information on PA German Naming Customs most useful!!!!! Great web page.

Email address: fitzpat@gbso.net

Guest: Cheryl Golia Roebling, NJ
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 12:59:45 (EST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page (so far)
Surnames of interest: Seisholtz, Greisemer, Derr, Gery, Young, Schuler
Comments: Will e-mail you - wonderful job on your Kerchner genealogy page.

Email address: golia@tcnj.edu

Guest: Jill Kearschner Phelps,Hebron Ky
Date-Time: Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 01:14:45 (EST)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: Kearschner,Kemp,Michaels,Monninger,Mewes
Comments: Enjoyed reading

Email address: Jill60658@aol.com

Guest: Tom Davis, Shoreview MN
Date-Time: Friday, January 08, 1999 at 19:44:28 (EST)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Altstatt, Heimbach, Frank
Comments: Found your information extremely helpful. I have had many problems working on these family lines. I intend to review your other information as well. Thanks also for the additional research books.

Email address: davisfam@pro-ns.net

Guest: Loretta Smith Klose,Marion, KS
Date-Time: Friday, January 08, 1999 at 02:28:11 (EST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sill,Sampson,Kline,Smith,Stackhouse,Fordyce
Comments: Thank you so much not only for the wealth of information but also for putting music on your site. How refreshing after hours of sitting in front of the monitor studying genealogy sites to come to one with music. That is rare. It refreshed me and I sat for another hour!

Email address: klsqtrs@southwind.net

Guest: Dale Manford Frantz, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Date-Time: Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 00:41:38 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Frantz, Conrad, Heller, Silvius, Peterson, Fevold, Abrahamson, Winn, Wynne, Baker, Nolen, Trauerman, Klee, Van Buskirk, Waugaman, Tomlinson, Crary, Smallwood.
Comments: I was very much impressed with your website, and hope to come back again to gain some information.

Email address: frantzdm@earthlink.net

Guest: Dorothy Davis,St. Louis, MO
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 13:40:55 (EST)
Page visited: GERMNAME.TXT
Surnames of interest: WEINBERG
Comments: On mecklenburg-l@genealogy.net JoAnn was looking for an explanation of the German names customs. I have a copy of your 6 point explanation that was updated in Oct 1997 & tried that e-mail address to see if I could send it to her via the bbs but was unable to. I will try this one & hope it works. I just thought I'd register in your guestbook as long as I was here. Dottie

Email address: dottiedavis@yahoo.com

Guest: james yarnell longacre jr.,weirton wv
Date-Time: Monday, January 04, 1999 at 21:04:03 (EST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: longacre
Comments: thanks for information

Email address: clongacr@weir.net

Guest: Linda McGregor, Garden Grove CA
Date-Time: Friday, January 01, 1999 at 15:28:22 (EST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Houck
Comments: Great Information!!! I was always confused by the term Pennsylvania Dutch - being that my ancestors are German & Swiss. Now it all makes sense. Thanks!!!

Email address: lindamikey@aol.com

Guest: Gerald C Herlocher Loganton,Pa/Milan,Mich
Date-Time: Friday, January 01, 1999 at 07:14:54 (EST)
Page visited: Penn.Dutch Are Of German Heritage Not dutch,-18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Herlocher,Herlacher
Comments: Very Interesting websites will revisit again

Email address: GCH@AOL.COMP


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