January-June 2002 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: Rolf H. Kürsener, Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Date-Time: Friday, June 28, 2002 at 16:55:48 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kursener, Kürsener
Comments: This is a Great Site... I am originaly from Switzerland and my kid's asked me to do some research and I found this Site. Great work and good luck finding all missing links

Email address: kurse@citytel.net

Guest: Lynne Gaugler Bates
Date-Time: Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 21:58:24 (CDT)
Page visited: German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Jim and Laura Straub,Percival Gaugler,Mary Magdalena Scholl, Weaver.
Comments: I like your web site. It is easy to use and informative. Jim (Big Jim) and Laura Straub, Percival Gaugler (Snyder County, my greatgrandfather)Mary Magdalena School (Snyder County, my greatgrandmother, Weaver family (George and Theresa Z, my great grand parents)

Email address: thankyoudanny@aol.com

Guest: Pauline Graff, Cream Ridge, NJ
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 10:32:59 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Strickler, Scherschel, Bahn, Beiber, Zahm
Comments: This explains why my mother and her siblings went by their middle names. Hope it will help in my research.

Email address: Pager1955@earthlink.net

Guest: Pauline Graa, Cream Ridge, NJ
Date-Time: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 10:32:05 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Strickler, Scherschel, Bahn, Beiber, Zahm
Comments: This explains why my mother and her siblings went by their middle names. Hope it will help in my research.

Email address: Pager1955@earthlink.net

Guest: Traci Nix, Malibu California
Date-Time: Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 22:24:18 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Nix
Comments: Interesting.

Email address: test@test.com

Guest: erik p conard, Arvada, COLORADO
Date-Time: Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 01:52:01 (CDT)
Page visited: german nicknames
Surnames of interest: Kunders (1683 to Germantown, PA from Krefeld)
Comments: good job, needed...

Email address: EConard1@aol.com

Guest: Kay Chapman, Rock Spring, GA
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 19:33:22 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Rixie, Waechter, Horenberg, West, Smith, Crabtree
Comments: I'm mostly trying to find out what the German names are for the names listed below. I have a Johann Frederick Waechter m. Anna Catherina Horenberg and Freiderick Wilhelm Rixie (This Rixie is really my main problem, trying to find the correct German version of the name) m. Hanne Friederieke Waechter. From Prussia, Germany Thanks, Kay

Email address: rixiechapman@mindspring.com

Guest: Paul Weisner
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 16:10:32 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, etc.
Surnames of interest: Wisner, Wisener, Weisner, Wesner, Hunter, Murphy, Alcorn. Kuntz, Kuhns, Cuntz and Coons.
Comments: Your information is excellant. I have used your information many times in my research efforts. I often refer your site to other researchers looking for information on their PA German Ancestors.

Email address: partweis@msn.com

Guest: Leona Calvert, Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada
Date-Time: Monday, June 17, 2002 at 11:45:53 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Switzer, Sweitzer
Comments: My maternal grandfathers name was Ira Switzer, born and brought up in or near Davenport, Iowa in the early 1880's. Believe that he was "Pennsylvania Dutch" and would like know about the origins of this family in the US. Some family members have tried to find out about the family, but did not have much luck.

Email address: norleo@shaw.ca

Guest: Roger J. Motsinger ( Matzinger) Canton,Ill.
Date-Time: Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 13:13:19 (CDT)
Page visited: various
Surnames of interest: Motsinger(formerly Matzinger)of Swiss heritage and Hummel
Comments: Informative web page.

Email address: dodgers@springnet1.com

Guest: Doreen Snider Swift Smithville On.Can.
Date-Time: Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 20:43:32 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I found this very informative.

Email address: yswifte@yahoo.com

Guest: earl e. wyland
Date-Time: Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 12:12:06 (CDT)
Page visited: PA german naming customs
Surnames of interest: wyland and metzger
Comments: lot of good infomation. would like to write to all wylands and metzgers or anyone with these people in the their families. thanks. earl

Email address: sloughview@aol.com

Guest: Judie Montgomery, South Haven, MI
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 19:48:53 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Schock/Schuck/Shuck, Himmelberger, Diebert, George, Weiss/Wise
Comments: Johan Jacob Schock arrived Philadelphia 1755 on the ship "Neptune" and settled in Berks County, PA. Grandson Samuel moved to Union County, PA. Johan Jost George immigrated to America 1752 on the ship "Forest". His grandson Johan Henry George lived in Northampton County, PA. Looking for family to help fill in the branches of my German roots. Judie(Shuck) Montgomery

Email address: pabst@btc-bci.com

Guest: 27 IDX 106 - Odinn
Date-Time: Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 21:39:31 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Very good webpage you have here, and best greetings to all your visitors. You Are also --> WELCOME <-- To Visit My Webpage as well Have BIG fun...

Email address: odinn@soon.com

Guest: Allan Keown, El Paso, Texas
Date-Time: Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 16:39:12 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I am trying to find the origin of the nickname "Jerry" given to the German soldiers during WWII. Thank you, Allan keown

Email address: ALWANKEO@elpn.com

Guest: Michael A. Kartchner. Beaumont, California
Date-Time: Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 09:32:39 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kartchner
Comments: Base on our family history we share the same basic first name of founding fathers who lived in the same area at the same time, at this time there still seem some doubt that the families are related, I believe that we share the same if not very closely related

Email address: Kartvines@juno.com

Guest: William Garringer---Monticello, Ind.
Date-Time: Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 08:36:57 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Garringer-----VanMeter..
Comments: good page.

Email address: redgar@monti.net

Guest: Annabelle O'Neill, Daytona Beach, Fl.
Date-Time: Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 14:08:36 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Karcher, Theis/Dice, Friedmann, Eller, Schmidt, Gruenewald
Comments: Enjoyed your pages & find your DNA project fascinating. My Karcher ancestors were from Weingarten, Baden, Germany. They settled in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York - but I suspect they were in Jersey Cioty, New Jersey for a while. Maybe this information will help someone.

Email address: podmates@aol.com

Guest: Herb Oesterle,Mountainside,NJ
Date-Time: Monday, May 13, 2002 at 15:39:04 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Gen. Page
Surnames of interest: Oesterle,Unterkofler,Birkle,Lemperle,Haaga
Comments: Interseting site-My g,g,g,g,g,g,g,grandfather had a brother who came to Pa. also about 1720 or so.The name is Unterkofler,with many different spellings.There are many of this family in Pa.Keep up the great work.

Email address: 0720305532@msn.com

Guest: Silvia Vilches, Victoria, BC
Date-Time: Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 13:28:24 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Home Page & guest comments
Surnames of interest: Berkey, Snyder, Koppes/Kulp/Culp, Newcomer, Schrock, Brubaker
Comments: Just updating my earlier listing as my e-mail has changed. Still interested in identifying the Lawrence in PA refered to in family lore - is it a town, county or other? Jacob Berkey b. Oct. 8, 1793 in Lawrence,PA, DoD Sept 12, 1880 in Ohio. His wife, Mary Koppes, b. Jan. 18, 1800 Lawrence, PA. Jacob descended of Christian Berkey (1758-1828) & Gertrude Kolb. Christian may be descended of Peter Berkey of Allentown and "Miss Snyder". Any info on any of these would be much appreciated. This Berkey family not related to one listed in LDS (at least as documented) except by marriage of Anna (Nancy) Berkey of this line to Stephen Berkey of the LDS line. Really great site.

Email address: svilches@shaw.ca

Guest: Mary Ann Bechtold
Date-Time: Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 08:46:10 (CDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hodel, Bussinger, Steckling, Stoeckling, Stackling Betzold, Betzhold
Comments: I found your pages very interesting and recognize many of thes customs within my own family history. It also has given me insight as to why I have so many "brick walls"! I made a copy for my own personal genealogy files here at home, and hopefully I can refer to them often to crack those codes! I am so grateful for your knowledge in this area and thank you so very much for sharing them with the Philly Roots/Rootsweb lists.

Email address: tomayn@msn.com

Guest: Leszek STYS, Poznan, Poland
Date-Time: Friday, May 10, 2002 at 16:01:57 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: STYS
Comments: My others e-mail address is stys@t-online.de

Email address: stys@ferrodo.com.pl

Guest: G Berlett, Chatsworth, IL
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 15:52:57 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Berlett
Comments: You have a great web site. It was very informative. There is much on various web sites regarding American German history. The information on naming patterns was very helpful.

Email address: gena2@earthlink.net

Guest: dianne troxell mcdowell
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 08:06:18 (CDT)
Page visited: PADutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Delp, Troxell, Haltz
Comments: I like your page. The music is great!

Email address: dmcdowell3@triad.rr.com

Guest: Mel Stimmel, now Ocala FL, was Bowling Green OH
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 12:59:16 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Stimmel, Zeigler, Landes, Frettinger, Stoker
Comments: I just discovered your web site. It appears nicely done and appreciate your efforts. Thanks Mel

Email address: mestimmel@earthlink.net

Guest: Dawn Eckrich, Iowa City, IA
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 12:46:09 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming customs
Surnames of interest: Brack, Brock, Kasper, Eckrich, Eckery
Comments: So informative: the naming custom. That gives us possible clues as to the ancestor's names and also as to why nearly everyone in the older generations of my mother's family is named Leonard or Catherine or Mary! And, hearing the Beer Barrel Polka brings back childhood memories! Thank you!

Email address: dquilt95@aol.com

Guest: Sarah Lantz, Lincolnton, NC
Date-Time: Monday, April 29, 2002 at 19:56:37 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Germany Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Hovis, Lantz, Hauss(Huss), Dellinger
Comments: Enjoyed reading about the way our German ancestors chose to name their children, yet at the same time, this custom has helped in identifying families. I am trying to make the connection between a Tobias Frederick Hovis to my ancestor George Hovis who came to Lincoln County, NC around 1770's. His first son name was Frederick. Was his father this Tobias Frederick Hovis from PA?

Email address: snj@conninc.com

Guest: David J. Bachman, Lebanon, Pa
Date-Time: Monday, April 29, 2002 at 07:16:49 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Bachman, Hostetter, Lenich/Lenig and related families
Comments: I enjoyed the music while I searched, found and read the nickname I was looking for on your list.

Email address: djbachman@nbn.net

Guest: Mary Shields
Date-Time: Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 14:59:47 (CDT)
Page visited: 18thC PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Shields,Gevenich,Godenschwager,Nierath,VanWert, Smith,Rhode,Bastian
Comments: Thanks for the article! It will make a wonderful addition to my "store of knowledge" as I slog through data.

Email address: mshields@neo.rr.com

Guest: Pat Cannella, Morris Plains, NJ
Date-Time: Friday, April 26, 2002 at 18:09:11 (CDT)
Page visited: PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: Wunderlich, Doerfler, Bier, Moehler
Comments: I really enjoyed reading the German name customs.

Email address: jamjak1@aol.com

Guest: Wendy Quinlan, Santa Barbara CA
Date-Time: Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 21:06:13 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Welsenbach, Hovish
Comments: Thanks for the info on translating individual letters. If you can shed any light on Hovish, I'd be glad for the help. Don't know if it is German or Czeck or Polish or a mix-up of it's original letters.

Email address: wendyquin@hotmail.com

Guest: Murray Kidd, Birmingham, AL
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 21:47:57 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Mohler of Euphrates, PA
Comments: Earl M. Mohler, b. Bluffton, OH was my grandfather.

Email address: mkidd@kpsgroup.com

Guest: Bonnie Knauss, Liberty, MO
Date-Time: Monday, April 22, 2002 at 19:11:18 (CDT)
Page visited: I looked at all of them - enjoyed the music!
Surnames of interest: Huth, Reinhard, Bachman, Knauss, Rowland
Comments: Enjoyed browsing through your site.

Email address: knaussb@swbell.net

Guest: Anita Louise Countryman Billings Heuvelton,N.Y.
Date-Time: Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 19:49:06 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Jacob Countryman United Empire Loyalist.
Comments: I am another one of the US Countryman. Anita Louise Countryman, oldest daughter of Francis Joseph Countryman ,Granddaughter of Edgar Joseph Countryman and great granddaughter of Richard H. Countryman. Anita

Email address: CORNBALL56200213654@yahoo.com

Guest: Earl Dubs, Hanover PA
Date-Time: Monday, April 15, 2002 at 07:05:43 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Dubs,Werner.
Comments: Are there any PA German classes in our area?

Email address: earleo@earthlink.nrt

Guest: CFK, Emmaus PA
Date-Time: Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 21:33:27 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Test of Guest Book Function.

Email address: cfkerchner2001@yahoo.com

Guest: Lisa Greer
Date-Time: Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 23:45:19 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: I am searching for the names Huffman, Dewalt, Wilcox, Smith, Johnson, Sampsel, hoffman. Most of these do far i have found in Galion Ohio Crawford county.
Comments: I have been doing my research for many years and have come to a stand still now kinda lost but hoping to find more info. The laudenslager name came up in my ex hubbys tree so i am looing into that for my kids. Hope to find out more as i go along. but very good page you have lots of info thanks Lisa

Email address: ladybuckeye@hotmail.com

Guest: Robert A. Winesett
Date-Time: Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 21:00:42 (CST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Winsett, Wimsett, Wineset, Winesett, Winesette, Forney, Stamey, Stemmes,
Comments: Your site cleared up a few confusing names for me as to how two children could have the same given first name.

Email address: bobwinesette@hotmail.com

Guest: Edward Laudenslager Williamsport PA
Date-Time: Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 01:35:02 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: we also have loudenslager who live in williamsport.Are they realated. Iam i

Email address: laudenslager92831@yahoo.com

Guest: Ellen C.(Wehrheim) Jones
Date-Time: Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 08:11:58 (CST)
Page visited: All the above
Surnames of interest: Jones From York Cty; Wall. Wehrheim, Blaha,
Comments: I enjoyed your site very much.Finding my late husband's Jones ancesters is a brick wall.

Email address: EJones6556@aol.com

Guest: Barbara Jean (KIRCHNER) Hunt, Naples, FL
Date-Time: Friday, March 29, 2002 at 21:10:36 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kirchner,Senne
Comments: I haven't visited your website before. I am beginning my KIRCHNER family search. My father's mother's parents are John William Kirchner, NY, and his wife is Teresa SENNE, believed to be from Germany, and Brooklyn, NY.

Email address: BHuntNaplesFL@aol.com

Guest: Roberta L. Everling, Minneapolis, MN
Date-Time: Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 01:07:42 (CST)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Everling; Muno (Monneau); Kaup; Kaufmann; Hartman(n); Niemeyer; Current; Mougey; Magnet; Magnenet; Glardon; Petithory; Bird; Jones; Johnson; Lewellen; others.
Comments: Thank you for providing this information. I didn't realize there were more than one German customary pattern to follow for naming children. I wonder what criteria determined which pattern was used by a particular family unit: religion?; is this discussed by any books you recommended? The information I have on the families of generations of 3rd-7th great-grandparents in, or from, the Rheinland doesn't include full names of the children to establish a pattern, even though the data are from German parish records. I'm also curious about naming patterns used by the French; offhand, are you aware of any resources? -- RLE.

Email address: RLECATS@pclink.com

Guest: Jim Heidecker, Vallejo, CA (Fountain Hill, PA)
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 01:37:49 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are GermanNot Dutch
Surnames of interest: Heidecker
Comments: Very well prepared and interesting article!

Email address: jshidekr@pacbell.net

Guest: M. Seagle Arechavala
Date-Time: Monday, March 18, 2002 at 16:55:03 (CST)
Page visited: Visited them all
Surnames of interest: Seagle,Neff,Haire(Herr?,Ruble,Ashebrunner,Maurer,Claessen
Comments: Loved your music! I have researched for 10 years & visited many sites. Yours was well done with data sharp & to the point. Your Wm. Penn Pamphlet is much appreciated. You do know that Penn's Coloney was successful due to the foundation of the established Swedish Coloney on the Delaware,who traded the land of Philadelphia to him & lent their native american translators & good reputation for his use.

Email address: seacache@aol.com

Guest: Zona Himmelsbach; Ontario, San Bernardino CAL.
Date-Time: Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 14:30:36 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Names
Surnames of interest: HIMMELSPACH, BADER, SPOTH, CUEVAS, WHITMARSH
Comments: Enjoyed the nickname charts. My Himmelspach/HIMMELSBACH ancestors came from Riedseltz,Bas Rhin,Alsace. They went to Buffalo, Erie County, NYS.

Email address: Zona.Himmelsbach@juno.com

Guest: Gloria johnson, Williston, No. Dak.
Date-Time: Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 19:25:43 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Klemm, Leikam, Zeiler, Lesser, Schuetz
Comments: A very interesting page and easy to read. Will come back to and spend more time reading.

Email address: gjohnson@dia.net

Guest: Scott A Hayes, Catoosa, Oklahoma
Date-Time: Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 19:28:27 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Ritchhart, Decamp, Hayes, Saunders, Kersey
Comments: Thank you for providing additional research material, and clues for those of us interested in this research. The Ritchhart family was indeed a German speaking Swiss family from Oberhoffen to PA in about 1750 before moving to Virginia in about 1768. This move Was probably due at least in part to the unrest with the natives, and cheaper land in Vitginia.

Email address: fellers@ionet.net

Guest: Shirley J. Kanen-Smith, St. Catharines, Ontario, C
Date-Time: Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 19:28:38 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Smith, Pickard, Osterhout, Wintemute
Comments: Can you tell me if anyone living in New York State are/were ever considered "Pennsylvania Deutsch".

Email address: skanen@becon.org

Guest: Julie Solomon
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 17:47:29 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames, etc.
Surnames of interest: Wolfort Weber,John Francis Giltner,Catherine Weber Giltner
Comments: From the papers compiled by W.S Giltner,Eminence, Kentucky Dated June 25, 1945 A copy of these papers was given to me by my Grandmother Cotelena Hellyer maiden name Yeager. John Francis Giltner married Catherine Weber May 29, 1725. Her father, Wolfort Weber, was born in Germany and came to America when a young man. He is reported to have been a man of wealth; and landing first on Manhattan Island, purchased 108 acres in what is now the center of New York city. Wolfort Weber was married in the old Swede church at wilmington, Delaware, to Miss Anake ? He was buried in the Heidelberg Cemetery, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, along with his wife, and John Francis Giltner, Catherine Weber Giltner.

Email address: solomon@netpluscom.com

Guest: Richard Jolly, Akron, Ohioi
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 04:07:12 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: CHRISTMAN
Comments: My mother is a Christman

Email address: rjolly@neo.rr.com

Guest: Jack FORSBACH, Los Angeles, California
Date-Time: Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 19:05:44 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Forsbach, Bonn
Comments: My webpage is viewable in various languages by clicking on the flag of the country. The database is ancestry study of the Forsbach family in Rheinland, Prussia (Spich, Sieglar, Rosrath, Bensberg, Immekeppel, Oberauel, Essen) to 1756 and descendants in America since 1881 (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida). Other surnames include: Becker, Bonn, Burkart, Eck, Forsbach, Gerstner, Harbeson, Hubbs, Huttanus, Mayer, Morton, Muller, Oculi, Rastaetter, Sulzer, Walter.

Email address: forsbach@worldemail.com

Guest: Hope Stevenson, Phoenix AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 17:37:06 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager, Flaugher
Comments: I have been up against the wall trying to take my family back another generation or two to see where they come from. The last name I cannot find as a child is listed as John Loudenslager b-abt1800 MD. He lived in the Haggerstown area. I am asuming that his father might have come from Baltimore, but I'm not sure what record to search to find better information that the census. I am so impressed with the work you have done. I have a hunch that his family came here in 1771, but I have no tie to prove that.

Email address: hopester29@hotmail.com

Guest: Clément Roseberry Québec Canada
Date-Time: Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 20:28:47 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Roseberry
Comments: Looking for origine of name Roseberry in province de Québec Canada.

Email address: roseberryc@videotron.ca

Guest: julius Louis budwilowitz, Amsterdam. the Netherlan
Date-Time: Friday, March 01, 2002 at 12:00:41 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: budwilowitz
Comments: i am looking for my roots

Email address: jlbudwilowitz@hotmail.com

Guest: Judy Decker Dannar, Leander TX
Date-Time: Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 23:27:09 (CST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Danner, Dannar, Tanner, Wait, Reitlickerin, Willier, Willer, Parker, Neighbors,
Comments: Thank you so much for the helpful insight into how to search for my family. As you can see above I already have an idea as to how the name is to to be spelled because as you said it is a female. I would never have found her if it hadn't been for you. Thank you so much, Judy Dannar

Email address: j.dannar@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Judith Willoughby, Middletown, NJ
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 18:02:42 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Frick, Bortz, Lechleitner, Hiskey, Kurtz
Comments: I liked the music. I haven't had a chance to read all of the information but I'll report back once I have.

Email address: afterfrick@hotmail.com

Guest: David Kerchner
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 15:36:28 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Charles, thank for the latest information. I printed it out and will file with my other records.

Email address: dbkerchner@juno.com

Guest: Audrey G. Nobbe, Woodlwawn, IL 62898
Date-Time: Monday, February 25, 2002 at 14:15:33 (CST)
Page visited: kerschner.com/germane.htm
Surnames of interest: Schupp, Conrad, Peters, Nye, Franz, Moninger, Hammel, Nobbe, Priesmeyer.
Comments: I enjoy Geman Names on the Internet. Would like to found my people in Europe. I was born a Shupe (variously spelled from MD to OH to IL. Keep up the good work. Audrey

Email address: audreysn@midwestnet.net

Guest: SCOTT MEIXSELL, BATH PA.
Date-Time: Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 14:45:50 (CST)
Page visited: PA DUTCH ARE GERMAN NOT DUTCH
Surnames of interest: MEIXSELL
Comments: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MEIXSELL VALLEY, PA.

Email address: MEIXSELL@JUNO.COM

Guest: William Buck, Western Australia
Date-Time: Friday, February 22, 2002 at 02:33:52 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Buck
Comments: if any details only any Bucks u know of, please contact me on my email stated above.

Email address: tsubi57@hotmail.com

Guest: ~~Cindy Kocher-Homburg~~ Tarentum, Pa.
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 21:33:55 (CST)
Page visited: nicknames
Surnames of interest: kocher, homburg, burdine, hutchman, zachman, painter, eurich, staley
Comments: interesting

Email address: lkhomburg@webtv.net

Guest: Bernd Lautenslager, Heerlen/Holland
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 11:16:16 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: lautenslager, laudenslager, lauteslager and so on
Comments: nice where all family from the name lautenslager of somthing, bye

Email address: bernd@lautenslager.org

Guest: Marilyn, Beaverlodge Alberta Canada
Date-Time: Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 19:44:42 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Lichti
Comments: I am trying to find out similarities to the Pfalzich dialect from Germany

Email address: marilyngustavson@hotmail.com

Guest: Larry J. Godwin Bouton, Iowa
Date-Time: Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 18:21:03 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Armeling, Ermeling, Ameling, Barnhart, Wirt
Comments: Real nice website, very knowledgeable, thanks Larry

Email address: larry@thegodwins.com

Guest: Joyce Rape Harrison, Macon, GA
Date-Time: Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 13:47:24 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Reeb/Rape, Renfro/Renfroe, Hancock, Scarborough, Chappell, Hatcher, Dickson, Eubanks, Thomason
Comments: Thank you for posting the PA German nicknames. I find it very helpful. jrh

Email address: gajoyce.1179@att.net

Guest: Clint Fidler, Port Carbon, Schuylkill County, PA 1
Date-Time: Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 12:10:14 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Excellent site for people researching old church records, tombstones, German Newspapers. Thank you for the information, I appreciate your work.

Email address: fishnow@f-tech.net

Guest: Barbara Miller Porter, PortAngeles, WA
Date-Time: Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 14:38:09 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner geneaoly home pg
Surnames of interest: Miller
Comments: I have enjoyed your web site, is helping me to understand the germany people, hopefuly I will find mined. Barbara miller Porter

Email address: BJPorter @olypen.com

Guest: virginia ellis, louisville, ky
Date-Time: Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 13:45:15 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Thomas Kerchner, husband of Catherine and father of Elizabeth
Comments: still looking for him. Thanks for yourletter of 19 Feb 1997

Email address: VEllis80@cs.com

Guest: Matt Laudenslager, Elizabethville PA
Date-Time: Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 12:25:43 (CST)
Page visited: Laudenslager
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: Very informative!!!! I enjoyed this site very much!!

Email address: m_laudy20@hotmail.com

Guest: Jack Davis England
Date-Time: Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 10:42:16 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Zuckmayer
Comments: Liked the site - keep up the good work.

Email address: penbardd@hotmail.com

Guest: Beverly Stringer, Philadelphia, Pa.
Date-Time: Friday, February 01, 2002 at 23:11:02 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Reynolds, Eichelberger, Klotz, Stringer
Comments: Absolutely wonderful site, music had me bouncing!! I have always been told that my GGgrandfather was bornin a Pa. Dutch Colony, in 1793 Fayette Co. Can someone give me insight on how to locate these Colonies?? I haven't the first clue on this. Thank you , and great job. Bev. STringer

Email address: beastringer@aol.com

Guest: Nelson A. L. Weller (of Phila.) now Winston-Salem
Date-Time: Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 08:48:54 (CST)
Page visited: all of your pages
Surnames of interest: Schauss/Shouse from Montgomery Co. , Bethleham, Emmasus, Easton and then NC.
Comments: Great sites. Thanks for your work. You may know my classmate, Richard Druckenbrod of Allentown. We are both Reformed ministers.

Email address: nalweller@aol.com

Guest: andrew lyster
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 15:18:16 (CST)
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Comments: andrew lyster

Email address: a@c.v

Guest: Bobbie and Gerry Reihsen
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 15:46:04 (CST)
Page visited: 18th Century German Names
Surnames of interest: Bastian, Leibrand, Hafner/Hefner, Reissen, Lancisco, Shobe, Bares, Metzen, Deckert, Salchert.
Comments: Really enjoyed your site and educational history of German migration. Our German families, I am sure followed in the same general paths and decisions as they emgrated. Thank you for such interesting research and information. Bobbie and Gerry Reihsen

Email address: breihsen@hotmail.com

Guest: Ethel Kulp Miers
Date-Time: Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 08:00:16 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kulp Culp Colb Culp Kolb Colbe
Comments: Name was changed to Kulp in the Civil war. Am trying to do geanealogy on my father Charles Raymond Kulp from Sciota Pa. His father was Chester Kulp and mother Amanda Rincker. Can't go back past them. Amanda was his second wife.

Email address: e6165@epix.net

Guest: Craig Kerchner, Atlanta GA
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 00:48:20 (CST)
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Comments: My father was John David Kerchner and his father Jack Kerchner. They lived in Pittsburg PA. Did you come across their names in your research?

Email address: dckerchner@mindspring.com

Guest: Carl G Weatherly Payson, AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 19:18:49 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Zimmerman
Comments: All my life I've been told we were part German, butI didn't know until recently that my relative changed his name Heinrich Zimmerman to John Carpenter. Now I know where the German ancestory comes from. Thanks, Carl

Email address: weath@futureone,com

Guest: Archie Keiper
Date-Time: Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 21:04:01 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Keiper, Demkovich
Comments: My grandfather, Archie Sylvanus Keiper, was from the Allentown-Bethlehem area. He and his bride, Catherine Demkovich, moved to Baltimore, MD. I'm just doing some preliminary searching on my father's side of the family.

Email address: ASKno1@htc.net

Guest: Allan Lamb, Ogden, Utah
Date-Time: Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 20:06:18 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Creitz, Kintner, Lahm, Lamb, Neu
Comments: Johann Konradt Lahm, soon to be Conrad Lamb, arrived Phila in 1741 from Kleinich, Rhineland Pfalz, Germany. With him was cousin Michael Neu. Conrad was a tailor. Michael was a linen weaver. I think they went north to Easton. Anyone ever hear of them? Yours is one of the best web sites I have found. Thanks very much.

Email address: allanlamb@aol.com

Guest: Ginger Lee Suttle , Old Fort, NC
Date-Time: Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 03:58:21 (CST)
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Comments: My grandfather was : Marvel Dewey Walbert Of Baltimore MD.He died in Wash. DC in 1960 or 61.

Email address: gingersuttle@aol.com

Guest: Eugenia Heidisch, Belleville, MI
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 18:31:29 (CST)
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Comments: The computer is faster than I, sorry I didn't finish my statement. I love the MUSIC! I SHALL RETURN FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANK YOU

Email address: gienia@provide.net

Guest: Dorothy Yereance,Fishkill, NY
Date-Time: Friday, January 11, 2002 at 05:29:32 (CST)
Page visited: Krechner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Elizabeth Pfeiffer, Frederick Meyer
Comments: I found your page so full of useful information. It gave me lots of things to think about and reconsider in my genealogy.

Email address: dorothy@idsi.net

Guest: Bridget Pauline Bernstorff-Morgan
Date-Time: Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 00:54:08 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Von Bernstorff, Kracke, Bernstorf, Resmeir, and Hilfers.
Comments: you are so right about the german names my middle name is pauline,dads middle name paul,grandpas name paul hugo,,great grandpa heinrich ludwig,his father heinrich jurgen and his father ernist jurgen and it goes on...I am having a hard time finding family members everything is in german!!!! and the last f was dropped from the name in 1900's by some of the family.

Email address: christa@genevaonline.com

Guest: Kristina Stewart, New Holstein WI
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 12:30:12 (CST)
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Comments: I like this page.

Email address: kristie65@hotmail.com

Guest: JAMES ARNOLD KRUMM
Date-Time: Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 20:13:50 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: MESSNER, ARNOLD,WEISS, GROSS,
Comments: HELLO, THESE ARE ALL RELATIVES ON MY MOTHERS SIDE.FOR THEY ALL LIVED IN THE HERSHEY-LEBANON-QUENTIN-MT. GRETNA AREAS (PENNA.)

Email address: JAK37DOWOP@AOL.COM

Guest: Naomi R. Vasbinder Mehta, Idaho Falls, ID
Date-Time: Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 09:33:41 (CST)
Page visited: German spelling customs
Surnames of interest: Vasbinder, Graham, Barnett, Hendricks, Postlethwaite, Cox, Bower, Fye, Mentzer, McManigle
Comments: Your information clarified some questions I had concerning the German spelling of the name "Vasbinder". I believe it should be "Fassbender" in German.

Email address: anmeh@msn.com

Guest: Darris L. Egger,Sr.,1290 Jeanette,Abilene,Tx.79602
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 15:59:15 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Egger, Jones,Barton, Crawford.
Comments: You have done considerable research. Congratulations. Egger is German, located my Egger line in Chester Co., SC. Have researched the Eggers in PA, but have found no connection. Thanks for what you have done and are doing. Darris l. Egger,Sr.

Email address: degger@juno.com

Guest: James L. "Jim" Donmoyer
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 12:17:28 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs,)
Surnames of interest: Donmoyer-Dornmeier-Dornmoyer-Dormeyer, etc.
Comments: Very information is very informative on the genealogy of our Pennsylvania German Ancestors. The use of Pennsylvania Dutch was always in question to me as my ancestors originally came from Halberstadt, Saxony, Germany via Butten, Alsace to America in the 1750's. I guess that the stigma of Pennsylvania Dutch name will never be replace by the use of the Pennsylvania German name. I am writing a book (15 years of research and writing to date) on the "History & Genealogy of the Donmoyer Family in America" and hope to have it completed in time for the August, 2002 Donmoyer Reunion. Sincerely, James L. Donmoyer 751 SW Arube Bay Lake Charles Port St. Lucie, FL 34986-3426 Phone: 561-871-5638 FAX: 561-871-0507 E-Mail: FloridaJim@juno.com

Email address: FloridaJim@juno.com


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