July-December 2001 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: Diana Belles, Tehachapi, CA
Date-Time: Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 20:59:16 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Shanabarger, Shanaberger, Schoenberger, etc.
Comments: Good website. I just found it by accident - was looking for a German name for my new dog!

Email address: dianabelles@hotmail.com

Guest: Marie Paule Van Nieuwenhuyse, Brussels, Belgium
Date-Time: Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 19:56:29 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home page - PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Hoffman(n) (first name : Gottfried) 18th century, from (phonetically) "Rodenvelts","prinsendom van "Sartsburg", health officer, wife : Jacoba Heckings - his name is mentioned in 1776 & 1779 Chestnuthill township tax records. Where can I find more about my ancestor?
Comments: My knowledge of the English language is rather poor. But what I have understood has opened new perspectives in my search for my ancestors!

Email address: mp.vnwh@swing.be

Guest: Elizabeth E. Allison, Vergennes, Vt
Date-Time: Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 20:46:22 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Knittel, Bael, Frison
Comments: Liked the musical background!

Email address: eallison@pshift.com

Guest: cheryl zielinski-schreck/luley, utica, ny
Date-Time: Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 10:06:15 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: luley schreck/shreck
Comments: i'm also looking for info on a german custom that we did as children-putting our shoes out some time in december for i think St Nick and it would be filled with fruits and nuts-my father was stationed in germany and thats were he got it from

Email address: cherylshortt63@yahoo.com

Guest: A.J. van Beek, Westminster,CO
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 21:19:21 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are german not dutch
Surnames of interest: all of pennsylvania
Comments: I am dutch. I am researching pennsylvania for school.

Email address: beeksterboy88@hotmail.com

Guest: Barry Edwin Laudenslager
Date-Time: Monday, December 17, 2001 at 18:21:08 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I was hoping to find my anncesters on the web sight my dads uncle owned a grist mill in the area and i know that they were people painting it .I saw a panting called the Laudenslager Mill

Email address: Laudey54@rcn.com

Guest: Edw.J.Leyenaar[my stock is German&Dutch]; Marlton,
Date-Time: Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 23:42:26 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Great page. God bless.

Email address: edleyen@aol.com

Guest: Ann Edna Holtzinger, Long Beach, CA
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 00:17:51 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Holtzinger, Dickover, Diffendaffer
Comments: Bravo! Great article, fun music. Next time someone says to me, " I thought the Pennsylvannia Dutch were Dutch." I'll refer them to your Web page.

Email address: sagrisng@mac.com

Guest: Renee Singer, Allentown, PA
Date-Time: Monday, December 03, 2001 at 11:04:46 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Singer, Laub
Comments: Great Page, if you know anything about Singers or Laubs in PA, please e-mail me. I am young and an amatuer at this....I want to learn my ancestry!! Thanks

Email address: ReneeKay2000@aol.com

Guest: Renee Singer, Allentown PA
Date-Time: Monday, December 03, 2001 at 10:53:01 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I am 24 years old and am curious about my ancestors. My last name is Singer and I was told by my mother that I am Pennslyvania Dutch. This is on my fathers side. On my mothers side the name is Laub, originating in Bethlem, PA. If you have any ideas I would love to find out!!! Thanks :)

Email address: ReneeKay2000@aol.com

Guest: Quentin Dean Nuske Tanunda South Australia
Date-Time: Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 14:48:18 (CST)
Page visited: kerchner genealogy page
Surnames of interest: Kirchner, Noske-Nuske, Pumpa
Comments: I hope to set up a web page/s for the above families in Australia in due course

Email address: quentinuske@picknowl.com.au

Guest: Bill Miller, Fort Worth, Texas
Date-Time: Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 00:21:27 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Himmelhaver, Raggard
Comments: Help

Email address: bmiller@flash.net

Guest: Earl Wagner
Date-Time: Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 11:21:38 (CST)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: Bloomingdal, bloomingdaal,bloomingthal ?
Comments: looking for the correct way to spell and/or pronounce the name, Thank you

Email address: virginia wagner@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Shirley E. Miller, Enterprise, Al
Date-Time: Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 14:02:32 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner,Miller
Comments: I have found out that we have common ancestors namely Frederick Kerchner married to Anna Barbara Fetterman. I come from Maria Kerchner married to Johann Jacob. I have more info on "John" if you are interested. Also if you have more info than you listed on the home page I would be interested. I noticed that you had a source listed for the info you obtained on Maria I would like to know how to gain access to that record if you could tell me in case it would give me info to the Miller side. Looking forward to hearing from you. Shirley E. Miller I am originally from Kutztown Pa.

Email address: mshirdon@aol.com

Guest: Pau M. Kronk jr.,Hammonton N.J.
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 16:05:45 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kranck,Krank,Kronk,Cronk.
Comments: Thank You for the very nice web page on 18th Century PA German Naming Customs, Paul

Email address: p.kronk@att.net

Guest: Robert George Kruchell
Date-Time: Monday, November 19, 2001 at 19:20:42 (CST)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Herbster,Koch,Knauss,Sherer,Erwine,Giss,Kruchel
Comments: good site thanks

Email address: rgkruchell@earthlink.net

Guest: Georgia L. Allen, Rolling Mead ows, IL
Date-Time: Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 15:49:06 (CST)
Page visited: (e.g.: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs,)
Surnames of interest: Bohrer, Allen
Comments: Very interesting. Thank you

Email address: onthe go 2@sprintmail.com

Guest: Phil Kuehn
Date-Time: Friday, November 16, 2001 at 15:21:05 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kuehn, Schroeder, Wittig, Stuegen, Weinmann, Stender, Kern, Baeumer, Wolgast, Fischer, Weber, Uplegher, Aust, Gastmeier, Stier, Falkenhagen, etc.
Comments: Wundebar. The music addn. is great. Good choice.

Email address: pkuehn@mich.com

Guest: Gerald&Ruby Churchill,Springfield,MO.
Date-Time: Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 10:00:22 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page and more
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: We really found your web page very interesting and helpful. Keep up the good work

Email address: area51nmo@alltel.net

Guest: Fredrick j Ortt, RR2Nanticoke Ontario Canada
Date-Time: Friday, November 09, 2001 at 18:23:06 (CST)
Page visited: Ortt
Surnames of interest: Ortt
Comments: Thank You For the info my ancester were Hans Ortt

Email address: fobo@simcom.on.ca

Guest: Jack Baer, Melrose Park, IL.
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 03:13:00 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Baer, Eck
Comments: Wonderful site! I already forwarded the link to my Father and sisters. My Father's surname is Baer and we have traced that through the Lutheran Church - Granpa came to the US from Russia in 1902 - Russian German. We traced back to Germany circa, 1610 - I was adopted (my true surname is Eck - and fromwhat I can find, that is also German in origin). I just want to thank you for building this wonderful site. Peace and respect, Jack Charles Baer

Email address: baer@bigbaer.com

Guest: Alice B. Schroeder, Antigo, WI
Date-Time: Monday, November 05, 2001 at 14:06:25 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Braun, Gross, Theisen, Schenk, Schroeder, Mohr, Schmal
Comments: Very interesting and helpful article on Naming Patterns.

Email address: aebjs@dwave.net

Guest: edith butlrt
Date-Time: Friday, November 02, 2001 at 17:04:38 (CST)
Page visited: pa german nicknames
Surnames of interest: cadamor,hertel and meyers. I have found only one cadamor and he has none of his history. There doesn't seem to be anything anywhere for this name.Hertel and Meyers are more plentful. If you know anything about the Cadamor please let me know. They or at least my grandparents lived in the Pittsburgh area. thank you I enjoyed reading your web site. I have just started on my German family. My mother was german on both sides of her parents.
Comments: please read above message I didn't see the comment section till later thank you

Email address: darrylburton@home.com

Guest: Clayton Waller, Marion IA
Date-Time: Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 11:15:00 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Waller, Offterdinger
Comments: Your web site is the most interesting that I have found. You are to be commended.

Email address: ccwaller@inav.net

Guest: T. Zech Brackney,Pa
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 16:30:39 (CDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: ZECH, GEISSHARDT,YORDON,PEGG
Comments: I am researching the Zech Family from Scranton Pa. I have a John Albert Zech, Married to Florence Pegg. His Father, Oscar Theodore Zech, , married to Edith Anna Yordon,Oscar Frederick Zech, and an August Zech married to Nathalia (Tillie) Geisshardt,or a Mathelda Geisshardt. Any Help will be appreciated.

Email address: pasngbird@aol.com

Guest: John Romig, State College, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 08:44:13 (CDT)
Page visited: Egner Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Romig
Comments: In my Romig research I found that Catherine and Judith Egner married Romigs, and I was trying to determine if they were sisters. Sue Knappenberger steered me to the Kerchner page, and WOW, what a wealth of info you have here. You are to be congratulated on a site well done.

Email address: jromig4@home.com

Guest: Robin Smith
Date-Time: Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 12:51:52 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sattazahn,Sattasahn,Satson, Satteson,etc. We have 30 or more spellings so far.
Comments: We have not been able to find Sattazahn in Germany so far. Your site has helped me immensely in figuring out first names! I was told at the Lebanon County Historical Society, PA that the naming customs were used because they were superstitious people, thus did this to confuse the devil. They have confused the devil out of me! Thanks for posting such an informative site. Robin Smith

Email address: sweetiebird63@aol.com

Guest: steve langley south yorkshire england
Date-Time: Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 06:11:14 (CDT)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: jarrett, soars, soar, langley
Comments: excellent web site from which I have gained much information regarding shipping.

Email address: steven041048@aol.com

Guest: steve langley south yorkshire england
Date-Time: Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 06:10:37 (CDT)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: jarrett, soars, soar, langley
Comments: excellent web site from which I have gained mush information regarding shipping.

Email address: steven041048@aol.com

Guest: Bonnie Slater, Ironwood Mi.
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 11:36:54 (CDT)
Page visited: all of these
Surnames of interest: Parkinson, John H. and Mary E. and Esther A.
Comments: thank you I found a lot of information, I will go now and look again with new eyes. try something else ....I have had a hard time finding any information for this name.John was born in PA 04-09-1814... Mary 1843, Esther 1845.they moved to OH where these two girls were born...I don't have mothers name. Only that JOhn married again in 1848

Email address: budgethost@skyenet.net

Guest: Keith Smith, Cheyenne, WY
Date-Time: Friday, October 12, 2001 at 11:41:49 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs; Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Jacob Smith
Comments: Found your site through a friend and partner in Smith research. Our Smiths came to Johnstown, Somerset County, PA in the 1840's.

Email address: thkeiru1@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Candace (Lavine) Stradtman, Shippensburg, PA
Date-Time: Monday, October 08, 2001 at 22:44:21 (CDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Coy, Railing, Perry, Stahl
Comments: Found your information very informative (especially the naming of children) for research. I have bookmarked your site and will revisit again. My maternal ancestors (back 6 generations) were all from the Franklin/Cumberland County area.

Email address: cstrad789@aol.com

Guest: Wanda Rowlson Sebring, Bradenton,FL
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 12:33:33 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, Nicknames, etc
Surnames of interest: Bedell
Comments: Been doing genealogy research for over 10 years. My grandmother who was deceased before my birth was known as "PA Dutch". She married a German who migrated to the states. In 1870 they moved to Michigan from Pennsylvania. Thrilled to find your site for the information. Thank you.

Email address: RSebring63@aol.com

Guest: Kathy Kerchner, York PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 19:14:57 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Just looking to see information. Very interesting.

Email address: KATHY KERCHNER@AOL.COM

Guest: K Matthiesen
Date-Time: Monday, October 01, 2001 at 22:11:46 (CDT)
Page visited: naming customs
Surnames of interest: matthiesen, swartz, meier, daub
Comments: Thanks for the info.

Email address: xfirstsergeant@yahoo.com

Guest: Vicky Harkness,Elmwood,IL
Date-Time: Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 23:50:54 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page,German names changing
Surnames of interest: Borchers,Graf
Comments: Your pages where very interesting as my father's family were German as I was told as my father could speak German and that is what saved him in ww2 when he was a prisoner of war in Germany. I'm trying to find my grandparents as I know when my grandfather died I have the date and the name of the funeral home but I can not find anything out about them. I keep getting no results when I go to search. Their names were Ferdinand and Mathilida Borchers and thier daughter Anne Borchers married Al Graf. I was able to locate my real father it took me 30 yrs. to do it but I found him and was able to go and meet him in person but he never really spoke of his family as the lady he was married to and his sons won't have anything to do with me being I was from a former marriage so dad didn't say to much. His name was Arthur Walter Borchers and he was from New Jersey.I have his discharge papers and it had the same address on it that was the one that my mom took me to when I was a baby and they were married. I just don't understand why I can't pull them up on the Search and find. It has me baffled.With Kindest Regards, Vicky Borchers Cox Harkness

Email address: fvharky@webtv.net

Guest: Douglas R. Paules 326 Spruce St. Emmaus, Pa.
Date-Time: Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 16:16:35 (CDT)
Page visited: LAUDENSLAGER
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Dear Charles, My son has contacted you, Mark Paules. I have a lot of research on the Kercher my mother gave me as my grandmother was a Kercher and my granfather was a Laudenslager. If you would like to review it I will drop it off for you since I only live a few blocks away, By the way my engineering Co. was the Boro. engineer for 15 yrs. and I layed out Chris Dr.

Email address: dpaules277@enter.net

Guest: Ken Keck
Date-Time: Friday, September 21, 2001 at 21:08:50 (CDT)
Page visited: Lautenschlager
Surnames of interest: Keck,Ritter Klein, Desch(De Esch), Arrison
Comments: I think your Home Page is outstanding.

Email address: kenkeck@nstep.netLa

Guest: Virginia Hinds Meek, Bellaire and Barnesville, Ohi
Date-Time: Friday, September 21, 2001 at 19:17:33 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Charles Mentz Family,in 1800's
Comments: Very pleasant Site. Was passing through looking for the Mentz name. My grandfather was Charles Mentz, married to Elizabeth Boles.

Email address: meekdv@nfolink.com

Guest: Charlotte Rainbolt, Zachary, Louisiana
Date-Time: Friday, September 21, 2001 at 18:16:49 (CDT)
Page visited: PA german nicknames
Surnames of interest: Kyle,Steinle,Millberger,Shaw,Embler
Comments: I found the names interesting. I have a prayer I would love to have translated. Do you have a web site where I could maybe figure it out for myself? I don't have it written in German. I have to write it phonetically, with the sounds I remember it by. As far as I know i am the only one in the whole family that knows this prayer, taught to me by my German Grandmother. Keep up the good work. Thank you, Charlotte, Rainbolt Dblstf2@aol.com

Email address: Dblstf2@aol.com

Guest: Jean Jenkinson, Nanaimo,Canada
Date-Time: Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 22:55:50 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Rudolph
Comments: Looking for John Paul (Johannes Apul) Rudolph born 6 June 1872 Brandenburg, trying to find his parents names.sincerely Jean Jenkinson,BC Canada.

Email address: chelseaj@home.com

Guest: deb eisenhard-galbraith-walter, Wescosville, Pa
Date-Time: Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 08:52:29 (CDT)
Page visited: eisenhard
Surnames of interest: Eisenhard, Danko
Comments: I have done some research regarding Eisenhard's. It's very lengthy with many spellings and all coming back to the same name as we know today-Eisenhard, Eisenhardt, etc. I am from Wescosville, Pa area near you and graduated Emmanus High, Pa. I have found an Hannah Kerchner in the lineage.

Email address: bw1dw@msn.com

Guest: Chuck Johnson, Racine, Wisconsin
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 20:07:50 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy HP, PA German Naming paterns.
Surnames of interest: Hone, Hohn Gement, Pitsen, Littman
Comments: Interesting.

Email address: chazj@execpc.com

Guest: Sue Williams, Clarendon Hills, IL
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 07:52:13 (CDT)
Page visited: All naming conventions pages
Surnames of interest: Ohrndorff, Orendorff, Orndorff
Comments: I am researching the line of Christian Ohrndorfffrom Freudenburg, Nassau-Siegen, Ger. who landed in Philadelphia from the ship "St Mark" in 1741.The branch of interest (my mother's line) went from PA to MD, GA, SC, KY, TN and IL - from about 1820 they have lived in central IL. I know WHO they were and am working on the WHYS and HOWS - trying to get more "in-depth" understanding of their story. Your information will be very helpful. Thank you.

Email address: CsueW@aol.com

Guest: Judy Douglas
Date-Time: Friday, September 14, 2001 at 11:57:49 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames and PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Boerstler, Serfass, Montgomery, Jennings
Comments: I was searching for the given name of an ancestor (all I have is her nickname) when I stumbled on your site. I just want to express my appreciation for people like yourself who are willing to freely share your knowledge with others. Thank you so much.

Email address: jdouglas@triad.rr.com

Guest: Carol J Wheeler, LaMoille, IL
Date-Time: Monday, September 10, 2001 at 22:25:02 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Piller, Mann, Wheeler, Harrison, Whitledge
Comments: Naming customs very interesting and a great insight into customs of German descendants.

Email address: caroljwheeler@hotmail.com

Guest: phyllis correa, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 18:57:33 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home page
Surnames of interest: Gaumer, Eisenhardt
Comments: Very interesting information about PA Dutch history in general. Although there doesn't seem to be a direct relationship according to information that Gil Gaumer sent to me the godparents of one of the children of Johann Dietrich gaumer and Elizabeth Heynle (Moses Gaumer born 10-17-1807) where George Wetzel and wife (who was possibly Eva Elizabeth Kerchner)

Email address: pcorrea@sanmiguel-de-allende.com

Guest: Jeff Via, Harrisburg, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 15:47:11 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: I know little of Laudenslager family and your write up helps me to understand. My mother's maiden name was Laudenslager.

Email address: j.w.via@home.com

Guest: Virgil Beck
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 13:00:04 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: BECK
Comments: I am trying to determine the parentage of my ancestor,Who came to America aboard the ship Phoenix, in 1750. His Name is listed as Dewalt,Debolt,Devault,Diebald, Im not sure of the correct spelling, But it sounds like Devolt Beck.He left from Rotterdam And settled in Berks CountyPa. From there he moved to N.C.and then to Indianain181There was a General Ludwig Beck who was involved in the plot to kill Hitler.I dont know if he is related or not.Also are the Beck's of the famous brewery related? Good music

Email address: confederat@sigecom.net

Guest: Mike Anderson, San Antonio, Texas
Date-Time: Monday, August 27, 2001 at 17:50:23 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Iske, Vesper, Stoehr, and Fiesseler (all German surnames), Damratowski, Staniszewski, and Kruza (all Polish surnames)
Comments: Hi, I am trying to find out the meanings of the above ancestral surnames, and hope you can help. If not, can you please recommend where I can email to to find out the meanings of those surnames? Thankyou. Mike Anderson

Email address: jproepper@hotmail.com

Guest: Bill King, Aynor, SC
Date-Time: Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 16:08:26 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sterner, Wetzel, Wendling (Wentling)
Comments: These are very impressive sites. I don't often see genealogy sites this thorough on the web. I'm just writing to say thanks and keep up the good work.

Email address: kingw@coastal.edu

Guest: Ronda Rivers-Stone, Emporia, KS
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 11:49:01 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy HomePage
Surnames of interest: KerchnerHall
Comments: Just checking in on the family webpage.It looks great, Charles!

Email address: rstone@usd253.org

Guest: Jane Kerchner
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 10:09:07 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: kerchner
Comments: Got your e-mail from our daughter Bonnie . I gave her your info which we received in mail. Ly husband is James, son of Oscar w. Kerchner Sr.

Email address: jkerchner352@cs.com

Guest: Ernie Truckenmiller
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 09:51:26 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Geneaology Home Page
Surnames of interest: Truckenmiller
Comments: Great home page! You did excellent work on history of the area. I have traced some of my line back to the Old Zionsville Church.

Email address: etrucke@juno.com

Guest: Marian L. Pro-Bonacci, Newport News, VA
Date-Time: Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 20:51:37 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: LEVY, James
Comments: James LEVY's parents names were Dominicus and Luciana. He was born in the Southern Tyrol area of Austria on June 10, 1861.

Email address: marianb@home.com

Guest: Nancy L. Jones, DeLand,FL
Date-Time: Friday, August 17, 2001 at 15:22:10 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Dietz,Reichly,Phillips,Wildermuth,Reber,Moyer,Emerich,Bratten,Hoffman,Schwenk,Zettlemoyer,Sterner,Singer,Rauaber,Geschwender,Staller,Dewald,Schmidt
Comments: Please see my e-mail of today

Email address: nancyljonesfl@hotmail.com

Guest: TIM MATAS --- Abilene, Kan. 67410 --
Date-Time: Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 21:48:14 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: Krug, Reitz, Schmidt, Seibel, Loehr, Wagner, Waldschmidt, Hinn, Petri
Comments: Sir, 1. In Nebraska, I ran into a bunch of Kerchner people but they pronounced it Kyker and were part of a large group of people known as Germans from Russia. Basically their ancestors were given land in Russian and exempted from military service and virtually begged to come to Russia and later, a new Russian leader backed off from the guarantees so these people moved to the U.S. in large groups. They are a big outfit and well organized in Nebraska.2. I am a Reitz and Schmidt mixed with Seibel and Hinn but more importantly I am a professional wordsmith, a writer, journalist, author etc. And I love your website. Moreover, you asked if we saw a type or something of that nature, we should inform you with the goal of improving your already good product. I see several places where slight improvements could be made. Mostly, I could cut out a good % of your words without cutting out the meaning or feeling of the otherwise well written introduction. However; it would be labor intensive to give you a list etc. On the other hand, were you to send me your opening statement and whatever else you intend to publish, I would be happy, for free, in the interest of genies everywhere, to make the corrections and send them back and give you the reasons so that if you are concerned enough you can improve your copy editing abilities as well. Tim R. Matas, publisher emeritusChapman Advertiser, Enterprise Journal, All Valley Shopper104 S. BuckeyeAbilene, Kan. 67410785-263-0415

Email address: church@access-one.com

Guest: Doris (Gower) Eisenhard, Emmaus,Pa.
Date-Time: Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 10:32:46 (CDT)
Page visited: Pa Dutch Are German,Home Page
Surnames of interest: Eisenhard,Messner,Dearolf,Gower,Van Horn,Lester,Bond,Stout
Comments: Very nice, but my families are not listed.

Email address: Gramdae@msn.com

Guest: Cheryl Kerchner, Northampton PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 15:34:01 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: My husband, Christopher, believed that he is the last of his generation of Kerchner's. He was very excited about this site and found out some great info on his surname. Thanks for the information!

Email address: kerchner@gateway.com

Guest: Greg Jassmond, Kittery ME.
Date-Time: Monday, August 13, 2001 at 11:27:53 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Louderslager(william)b.1749 Hamburg Germany
Comments: Very nice web site

Email address: gmjassmond@aol.com

Guest: Al Schmeck, Kutztown PA
Date-Time: Friday, August 10, 2001 at 10:07:04 (CDT)
Page visited: http://www.kerchner.com/http://www.kerchner.com/guestadd.htm
Surnames of interest: Schmeck,Smeck,Schmick,Smick
Comments: Have been researching Schmeck, which could be miss spelled Smeck, Schmick,or Smick. Have had no success in going beyond my father,who has recently passed away. Am searching for information about an Oliver Schmeck who would have lived in the Alburtis PA area. My father was born in 1912. Have checked with state records and they have no information. Any ideas are appreciated.Al Schmeck

Email address: alschmeck@juno.com

Guest: Carole Monkres, Warrington, PA
Date-Time: Friday, August 10, 2001 at 08:49:03 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Seibert, JohnSeibert, JacobSeibert, MathewSeibert, PollySeibert, Maryetc.......
Comments: Searching for Seibert's in Schuylkill Co, Pa, Berks County, PA ..... Pittsburgh, PA....Ohio, PApossibly Ill. and Ky.I have lots of Seiberts!

Email address: CMonkres@hotmail.com

Guest: Fern Focht White, Prescott Valley, Arizona
Date-Time: Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 13:40:28 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming custom,P.A. German naming custom
Surnames of interest: Focht,Bitler, Fletcher,Withers,
Comments: I found your site while researching my FOCHT name, it is very helpful and just want to thank you for the time and effort you have taken to put so much useful information for others like myself to use, again thanks. Ferne

Email address: fern@oldwest.netG

Guest: Shirley Chappell, Vadnais Heights, MN
Date-Time: Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 13:26:20 (CDT)
Page visited: German names and German Spelling
Surnames of interest: Schmitz,Muller(unlaut over the u)Fetzler,Burghaus
Comments: I've learned a great deal from your web-page.Hope I can gain more insoght to my background.

Email address: chappell@pro-ns.net

Guest: Ray Kolodziej Berlin, Germany
Date-Time: Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 12:38:07 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: where did you get that musik?

Email address: ray@mediaray-berlin.de

Guest: Barbara J Allen
Date-Time: Friday, August 03, 2001 at 19:43:57 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Singiser,Hursh
Comments: I'm just starting my search for my maternal grandmother's ancestry. Your web page had a lot of informative information and I appreciate the opportunity to view the data.

Email address: ballen@cub.kcnet.org

Guest: Sharon DeVault, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502-2525
Date-Time: Friday, August 03, 2001 at 13:16:59 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Rittgers
Comments: My mother was a Rittgers. Her father was John Andrew Rittgers. They lived in Salina, Ks. and in Hutchinson, Ks.

Email address: srjd@midusa.net

Guest: Lance Brucklmayr.Victoria BC
Date-Time: Friday, August 03, 2001 at 01:38:52 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Brucklmayr,Con gar cona gar
Comments: Can not seem to find any related names???

Email address: brucklslayer@hotmail.com

Guest: carol laudenslager, emmaus,pa
Date-Time: Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 10:08:02 (CDT)
Page visited: laudenslager geneology home page
Surnames of interest: peter j.j.laudenslgeredward laudenslager
Comments: i found your web site very fascinating as i am also searching for my past history and ancestors.

Email address: calauden@aol.com

Guest: Kathy Anne, Chattanooga, TN
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 21:50:42 (CDT)
Page visited: Geneology
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: Your site is simply remarkable in it's obivous painstaking detail and I am applauding your intense labour of love! Excellently researched and presented!!!! This site is astounding! Thank YOU!!!!

Email address: Kas1Cat@aol.com

Guest: sonia schonviesner
Date-Time: Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 01:38:56 (CDT)
Page visited: cyndislist
Surnames of interest: schonwiesner
Comments: there are supposed to be double dots above the o but i was not able to type them in

Email address: soni961@aol.com

Guest: Stan Keim, Sabetha KS
Date-Time: Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 14:43:57 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German, not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Keim
Comments: My grandparents called me a little Pennsylvania Dutchman. On a recent trip to Germany my German friends insisted that the name Keim was German. When I got home I traced my ancestors from Kansas to Pennsylvania and finally to Speyer, Germany. Speyer is not more than 50km from the spot I visited in Germany. Great site and music. Any help with help on the Keim name would be appreciated.

Email address: stan@keimtsinc.com

Guest: Elaine Allegar, Hartford Ohio
Date-Time: Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 08:27:59 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Carl, Dutt
Comments: I am researching my family history and not having much luck. My Grandparents were Emma and Clair Carl and were either Pa Dutch or German. Both were born in the 1800s and resided in the Allentown, Lehigh area. They used phrases like outen the lights and others. I am at a dead end right now and could use some help!

Email address: lainebell@hotmail.com

Guest: Robert A. McDougal, M.D., Indianapolis, IN
Date-Time: Monday, July 23, 2001 at 16:09:15 (CDT)
Page visited: K Home Page
Surnames of interest: Krupp, Albert, Traxler, Schiltz, McDougal, Lucas
Comments: Only males with same surname can be linked using the Y-chromosome since Y is passed only to male children. You have done good work!!

Email address: Rmcdouga@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Jeanne Hart, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Date-Time: Monday, July 23, 2001 at 15:49:51 (CDT)
Page visited: All of them
Surnames of interest: Hart, Hartz, Bender, Becker, Kanarin
Comments: I know that Hans Hart arrived on the Robert and Alice in 1743. I am trying to figure out where he ended up. After reading your pages I now understand that I should not be looking for Kanarin but perhaps Kanar to find his wife Anna.

Email address: J3620@hotmail.com

Guest: Nancy Gorby, Garland, Texas
Date-Time: Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 20:54:23 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner, German nicknames
Surnames of interest: Readinger, Kercher
Comments: I have been searching for the Readinger name under many different spellings, but until I seen your web site, I never thought of it in phonetic sounds. What caught my eye was, my gggrandfather William Readinger married Margaret Kercher and they resided in Pgh., Allegheny Co., Pa., both dying there in the 1920's.Thanks for the web site.Nancy

Email address: nheadley@airmail.net

Guest: Ronald C. Chattin of Roanoke, Virginia
Date-Time: Friday, July 20, 2001 at 06:19:45 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Custons
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Thanks, for allowing me to read your material. As of yet I have not located any Germam connections. Altho, it is very Interesting and educational material.

Email address: nittahc@infi.net

Guest: Nancy Ballard, Coatesville, PA
Date-Time: Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 20:21:19 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Mellinger
Comments: My grandfather was of PA Dutch decent and was glad to find out the true heritage of PA Dutch.

Email address: mball05@msn.com

Guest: Joanne, Lancaster, Pa.
Date-Time: Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 11:39:01 (CDT)
Page visited: Pa German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Nowak
Comments: I'm sorry; I went to make a comment on your nicknames and wasn't prepared for the rest of this unbelievable site! Could you please add this information to the visit that follows this one. Please add that the people I'm looking for (below) came from Gelsinkirchen, except Reitler who my next door neighbor is looking for. I am interested in hearing about anyone from or that came from Gelsenkirchen. My ancestors settled in Pennsylvania. I am also interested in Nowak/Novak! I think that I'm going to love this site. Wow! all the people! Wait til word gets around! I think that German should have been the national language. (Do you know we lost it to English by one vote??? in 1776??)! Love the music! I'm ready to visit the rest of your sites now!

Email address: space4jo@hotmail.com

Guest: Joanne; Lancaster, Pa.
Date-Time: Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 10:58:34 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Jaskolka,Yeskulka,Latz,Reitler,Lesser,Kulka,Marshall,Vernalli,Good,Rosey
Comments: I just wanted to say I find your list of German nicknames interesting. I seen you had Wilhelm. How about Minnie for Wilhelmine? Oh, and you can add me to Johanna! Thanks, Joanne P.S. I'm having trouble finding my grandmother, Emma. It appears that her name may have been Emmi at Ellis Island (but there is about a 2 year age discrepancy). What nicknames do you have for Emma?

Email address: space4jo@hotmail.com

Guest: Mildred Moore, Somerville,NJ
Date-Time: Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 21:00:26 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Keiper, Metzgar, Kemery or Kemmerer,Greenwault
Comments: I have been researching the Weatherly,PA area.

Email address: Maude722@aol.com

Guest: Kurt Schnell,Issum ,Germany
Date-Time: Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 04:49:18 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schnell, Snell, Gellerman, Weidling, Geisel, Diehl, Diel, Hildebrand ,Paula Höfer (Hoefer),
Comments: I am looking for people, coming from Hessen and Thuringia in Germany, maybe from Holland and Lotharingia in France

Email address: Schnell.Sevelen@t-online.de

Guest: Jeff Goetz; Plainview, Ne
Date-Time: Friday, July 06, 2001 at 22:43:24 (CDT)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: GOETZ,KUEHN,STARK,ZEMKE,PFANSTIEL,GRANDT,KIICHLER,KORTH
Comments: Very informative and well done.

Email address: jfgoetz1@msn.com

Guest: Wanda Baase, Carlisle, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 14:02:27 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: I'm looking for information on Loudenslager
Comments: I want to see if you had any information on Loudenslager in Maryland

Email address: wjlb@earthlink.net

Guest: Allen Dale Kartchner, West Hazleton, PA
Date-Time: Monday, July 02, 2001 at 11:12:02 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kartchner, Kirchner
Comments: I was referred to your website by Ann Thompson of Macungie. Our first American ancestor was Adam Christopher Jacob Kirchner or Andreas Adam Kartchner who was born in Germany about 1733-1734 and died before 1800 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His grandson, William Decatur Kartchner moved west with the Mormon Pioneers. Most of our family is in the Utah, Arizona area.

Email address: AKartchner@msn.com

Guest: Donna (Diehl) Wall, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Date-Time: Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 19:51:01 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Diehl, Higenell, Wickie, Wall
Comments: The DNA study could be very fruitful in proving ancestry, but I have been involved in a medical study which I am hoping helps patients, such as myself. If the medical aspect can be mapped, it would be an excellent piece of information to pass on with your genealogy. Best of Luck. Donna

Email address: d.wall@sympatico.ca


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