July-December 2002 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: Marie T. Davis, Peculiar, Mo.
Date-Time: Monday, December 30, 2002 at 18:38:45 (CST)
Page visited: Decendent Chart for Peter Delanghe of Lehigh Co PA
Surnames of interest: Delong, Machamer, Krell, Terpeney, Dubs, Helm, Keeler/Keiler, Schaffer/Shaffer.
Comments: Hi! My gg grandmother was Elizabeth Delong, born to Daniel Delong & Elizabeth Keeler. She married George Machamer on Dec. 24, 1865. His parents were Daniel Machamer & Abalonia Dubs. Thank you for helping to fill in the Delong side of my family.

Email address: MTShoe1260@aol.com

Guest: D. Fee, Norristown, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 20:11:12 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Natzger, Naftsinger, Sattazahn, Rupes
Comments: Thanks. It was helpful.

Email address: dgsfee@aol.com

Guest: Loraleigh Fitzgerald
Date-Time: Friday, December 27, 2002 at 01:37:44 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Wray
Comments: Although I did not find the information I had hoped to find, I did find some very interesting information about Pennsylvania Dutch.

Email address: loraleig@mag-net.com

Guest: Michael Wascher
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 15:37:23 (CST)
Page visited: P.A.German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Von Wehling, Michael; Von Wascher or Von Washer.
Comments: lineage searching is not the easiest thing to do, espescialy when someone in the family want to keep the lets be secret tradition (pride).

Email address: mwascher@tampabay.rr.com

Guest: Bonnie Schantz...Coplay, Pa.
Date-Time: Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 14:07:36 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kerschner
Comments: I am trying to research my maternal grandfather Frank (or Franklin) Kerschner. All I know about him is that he lived in Allentown when he died, somtime around 1957. He married again after my grandmother died, but I don't know her name, and they had two children. His spouse, my grandmother's name was Annie Williams from Slatedale. He was, I think in his early 60's @ time of death. I think he's burried in the Fairview Cemetery in Allentown. I would appreciate if you could send me any info. that may indicate a link to this ancestor. Thank you for your time. Bonnie

Email address: bonnsch@hotmail.com

Guest: patricia a perry adrian michigan
Date-Time: Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 17:02:26 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: laudenslagerlautenschlaer adams
Comments: My grandfather was Forest Laudenslager and he was married to Jeannette, whose last name I do not know

Email address: pperry @ hotmail

Guest: William K. Smith, Phoenix, AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 00:45:19 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, defining the name "Laud(t)enschlager"
Surnames of interest: Fisher, Cummer, Cober, Wilson, Smith, Kirby, Adams, Odell, Bacon, Fizll, Reid, Watson, MacBain
Comments: I knew a man in Kincardine, Ontario, by the name of Ruben Lautenschlager. Never knew what it meant and, truthfully, was afraid to ask. You've got a great home page. Thanks for all your help.

Email address: perlmls1@cox.net

Guest: J. Blair, Pasadena, TX
Date-Time: Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 08:41:27 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Stibich
Comments: This is a very interesting site. Very informative.

Email address: jblair1@pdq.net

Guest: Bob Kiley, Orlando FL
Date-Time: Friday, December 13, 2002 at 05:18:09 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Geneology Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kiley
Comments: Hi Charles, I've just started my own family name DNA project - Kiley - at FamilyTreeDNA and stopped by your web site. Excellent work !! I am a novice at establishing a web page for the Project and wondered if you could advise me very briefly on the basics - ie, exactly where did you start? Your progress is amazing - I hate to waste most of my time re-inventing a site that will only partially attain your success. You have provided a great example for me to follow - so any starting point hints would be truly appreciated. Sincerely, Bob Kiley bobkiley@aol.com

Email address: bobkiley@aol.com

Guest: SERFASS Colette
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 15:31:18 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: je recherche des " cousins" aux U.S.A. et au Canada.J'ai fait l'arbre généalogique de mes ancêtres et je reste "coincée" en 1764 .Je sais que plusieurs de ces ancêtres ont vécu en Europe du sud (Grèce etc. et ont émigré en Amérique Sorry i don't write english very good! so I write in france langage I hope you can read me?

Email address: SERFASS.COLETTE@wanadoo.fr

Guest: Dawn Casalini, Lewisville, TX & Ft Wayne, IN
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 15:01:59 (CST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager
Comments: Just starting. Actully, I found a man who has my fathers side filled in for me back to the early 1600's. (lucky me!) Loudenslager is my mother's maiden name. I tried to reply to a msg that was posted on genforum.com but the address is no good. My greatgrandparents were Charles Sessions Loudenslager Sr. and Mary Lula Loudenslager of Oh. They had one son, Charles Sessions Loudenslager Jr. (my grandfather) who married Leona Marie Roth. Together, they adopted twins, my mother (Susan Lee) and Uncle (Charles Scott) I have some info on the birth parents also; my grandparents and Uncle have passed, but my mother just located her full, birth sister. Any connection to you?

Email address: dawn.casalini@verizon.net

Guest: nancy, charleston,south carolina,usa
Date-Time: Monday, December 02, 2002 at 16:53:31 (CST)
Page visited: german naming customs
Surnames of interest: culture of germany 4 a project
Comments: thanks!! that really came in handy 4 my project!! now i just have 2 do my project using sum of ur info and hopefully i will get a good grade!! once again-thanks ALOT!!

Email address: hello@me.com

Guest: Rita Rhoads Maury
Date-Time: Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 23:18:33 (CST)
Page visited: kerchner
Surnames of interest: Maury, Hensinger, Rattler, Simmon, Haldeman
Comments: Searching for the Maury family. Jacob Maury m. Sarah Haldeman both b.about 1838. Children beginning around 1856: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MAURY 1856-1940 m. Mantania SIMMON 1866-1928 daughter of Harrison Simmon 1831-1896 and Adelina Leh 1827-1888, DAVID, GEORGE, MARY,EMMELINE,JACOB, JOSIAH.

Email address: maury@CQservices.com

Guest: Larry Gamby, Hagerstown, MD
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 22:58:32 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gamby, Sechrist, Bing(a)man, Mose
Comments: I really appreciate your information on the naming customs. Also, my wife has a Bender in her line. Sarah Bender's son was in the Civil War and his death certificate said her name was Sarah Painter. I recently found out that in the 1700's there was a name change causing this. Are you familiar with any of that?.......Thank You.

Email address: Lgamby@juno.com

Guest: Don Sheppa Cartersville Ga
Date-Time: Monday, November 25, 2002 at 11:19:10 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schiebe
Comments: Our name was Schiebe but changed to Sheppa when my great great grandfather came to the U S. Was this due to a miss spelling?

Email address: silvertopduo@adelphia.net

Guest: Delaine Leady, Bowling Green, OH
Date-Time: Monday, November 25, 2002 at 08:02:48 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Leady, Sandmann, Schwiebert Zimmerman, Meyers, Brand, Siders
Comments: It appears that you have done a lot of research on the German names. I just hope to get the most recent ancesters finished.

Email address: vdleady@wcnet.org

Guest: Robert F. Conkle III, Ravenna OH.
Date-Time: Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 21:39:16 (CST)
Page visited: PA German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Conkle, Conklin
Comments: Decended from a pair of Hessian revolutionary war brothers buried somwhere in Southeastern Pensylvania. Suffix removed from name to sound more Irish and less like a German fighting for the British...At least this is what I have been told.

Email address: rconkle@neo.rr.com

Guest: Carol Jernigan
Date-Time: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 00:59:10 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schumacher, Shoemaker, Rupp, Petersholtz, Von Petersholtz, Benner, Lenhart, McVaugh, Fisher, Fowler, Hoffman, Fargo, Slonecker, Welfly, Karver, Jernigan, Freed, Anderson, Tubbs, Richards, Simpson, Jeffcoat, Sessions, McNeill, Robeson, Rowland, Beard
Comments: Your site is excellent, Charles

Email address: MCJ48@aol.com

Guest: vishnu I. ,hawaii
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 22:49:20 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames, etc.)
Surnames of interest: !!!!!!nice song!!!!!!!!
Comments: !!!!!!nice song!!!!!! !!!!!!nice song!!!!!!!!

Email address: vcalskfdj@epals.com

Guest: Kathryn Chappell, Denver, CO
Date-Time: Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 12:08:17 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Christman
Comments: Searching for ancestors Christman in Reading, Berks County, PA...and all related ancestors.

Email address: karystar@uswest.net

Guest: Ronald W. Loutzenhiser
Date-Time: Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 14:07:13 (CST)
Page visited: Several after being referred to PA German Naming Customs by the Loutzenhiser, Lautzenheiser, etc. homepage.
Surnames of interest: Loutzenhiser from Lautzenhiser/Lautzenhausen/?
Comments: Very interesting web pages. I am not a researcher, just interested in my family genealogy. I really enjoyed and learned from your various German pages. I had always thought that Penn Dutch was just a distortion of Deutsch, but your other info was illuminating and logical. How did you get started in German names, by doing your family genealogy? Genealogy is interesting, but very time consuming and my wife has other uses for my time. Thanx, or, "Danke". Ron W. Loutzenhiser

Email address: rwloutzen@softcom.net

Guest: Lyn Connors
Date-Time: Friday, November 08, 2002 at 20:12:57 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Snyder,Hines
Comments: great site,hope to learn more on namesakes,customs & local areas for this missing link of my gggrandparents of Allentown,Lehigh CO. 1800's Thanks!

Email address: jconnors134@carter.net

Guest: Michael Stuart Mowrer, Heidelberg, Germany
Date-Time: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 19:14:08 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Maurer, Erni, Bear, Baer, Petri, Kaemmerer, Lohmueller.
Comments: Enjoyed your page on nicknames. I'm pretty sure I've been seeing your name in genealogy publications for 20 or 25 years, back to ads in the Genealogical Helper. If my memory doesn't fail me, as well it may, roughly 20 years ago you were living in the Frankfurt area and working for the U.S. military in some sort of engineer job. I work for the Army in Heidelberg, editing a newspaper for Heidelberg, Mannheim, Darmstadt, Babenhausen and Kaiserslautern. I speak German, and am slowly, slowly, ever so slowly learning to read the old German script. My probable ancestor is Christian Maurer, emigrated 1765 on ship Polly to Pennsylvania, was probably from SW Germany, Palatinate, Alsace, etc., originally from a canton in Switzerland. I seek no connection with your lines, just wanted to know that your hard work over the years has not gone unnoticed.

Email address: mowrerms@t-online.de

Guest: Pat (Diehl) MacDonald
Date-Time: Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 10:16:10 (CST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Diehl, Charles Frederick and father Frederick(All. Barr, James (All. Co.) Shields, Patrick (Del Co.)
Comments: Thanks. I appreciated the naming customs. Have been looking for Frederick, father of Charles F. and should probably have been looking for Johannes Frederick.

Email address: dopamac@capitalnet.com

Guest: Terri Cook Conley, Lucasville, OH
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 14:48:31 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Cook
Comments: These Pages Were Very Helpful.

Email address: conterri@falcon1.net

Guest: John Siderius, Hamptob VA
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 21:29:28 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming customs
Surnames of interest: Beatty, Lindberg, Visch, Christie, Siderius, Buchanan, Smyth
Comments: Thanks for doing all this!

Email address: JSiderius@aol.com

Guest: susan a.gregory,bronston,ky.42518
Date-Time: Monday, October 21, 2002 at 04:10:11 (CDT)
Page visited: all
Surnames of interest: schnellenbarger,georger[snellenbarger]
Comments: I.ve enjoyed your article. It,s been very informative. I,m new at this and all I knew was my grandmother told me she was pennsyvania Dutch and for me to remember that. Only now have I begun to find out what she meant. I have traced her great grandfather to Holms co.,ohio to Pa. before that. now I have learned he probably came from the Rheinland Pfalz area. If you should know of anything elese that could help----I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for this article. Susan

Email address: savg414@vol.coma

Guest: Gisela W Murdter, 6 Tresham Walk, London E9 6EN
Date-Time: Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 06:12:11 (CDT)
Page visited: all of them....
Surnames of interest: Mürdter, Murdter, Eckle, Spengler (I've given up on Müller as it is such a common name)
Comments: I revisted your website after 4 years! Still living in London and my comments are still the same - and I am still interested in all the names below - but my e-mail has change to Gisela.W.Murdter@tesco.net Guest: Gisela W Murdter, 6 Tresham Walk, London E9 6EN, Date-Time: Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 09:22:02 (EDT) Page visited: all of them.... Surnames of interest: Murdter, Eckle, Spengler (I've given up Müller, as this is an endless task... - but if it helps:my mother's mum's maiden name was Müller and she came from a town called 'Busenbach' in Germany (Black Forest area) Comments: Fantastic reading! And what a lot of effort you put into this - I admire your stamina! I've been living in London, UK for the last five years after spending most of my grown up life in Stuttgart/Germany (I was brought up in Kuchen in the state of Baden-Württemberg). It seems being abroad makes it more important to find out where ancestors have come from and where they went to. Many thanks for giving people the opportunity to use your site for communicating with each other. Email address: murdterg@bupa.com

Email address: Gisela.W.Murdter@tesco.net

Guest: Gary N. McCluskey,Weatherly Pa, now Tempe, AZ
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 19:02:19 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner
Surnames of interest: Walbert; my great-grandfather was Oliver Walbert who died about 1962 and was born about 1870 perhaps in Weatherly, but lived his adult life in Delano, PA I am curious about the family link to the town of Walbert, PA
Comments: Any tips you could give to research the Walberts would be appreciated.

Email address: garnomac@aol.com

Guest: Barbara Miller Porter PortAngeles WA
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 21:07:06 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Home Page, PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Miller, Crabill, Breeden, Williams, Fairchild, Henson
Comments: I have really enjoyed your site

Email address: BJPorter@olypen.com

Guest: Laura Luke,Cleveland Ohio
Date-Time: Friday, October 11, 2002 at 19:24:31 (CDT)
Page visited: Pa German Naming Customs,Pa Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Schmittel,John,Valentine,Charles,Gotfried
Comments: Thank you for a new understanding it was very interesting.

Email address: Bluebird44095@yahoo.com

Guest: Martha G. Eads, El Paso, Texas
Date-Time: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 18:57:37 (CDT)
Page visited: All listed
Surnames of interest: Schuster & Fireman
Comments: The information you have put together and shared has answered several of my questions regarding German ancestors. I have just begun the search for my great gransparents who were all from Germany.

Email address: missyeads@earthlink.net

Guest: Mary Steward, Dublin, Ohio
Date-Time: Monday, October 07, 2002 at 13:37:05 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are of German Heritage, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Totman, Shirley, Rice, Mathews, Norris, Root, Curtis
Comments: Grnadmother Totman was said to be PA. Dutch. The subsequent names listed are her/my previous lineage. I cannot find the PA Dutch connection. Thank you!

Email address: Stu01@msn.com

Guest: Joyce Wilson,Pateros Wa.
Date-Time: Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 23:35:54 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Irick,Hise,Wilhite
Comments: This was interesting, and I do have a large family of children and two generations in the 1800's. Thank you for your instruction.

Email address: momajo54@hotmail.com

Guest: eva kircher ann arbor mi
Date-Time: Friday, October 04, 2002 at 10:53:51 (CDT)
Page visited: kircher.com
Surnames of interest: aaron kicher born new jersey son charles a kircher b.1899 d.1973
Comments: on birth records charles was born in new jersey married to viola criswell in penn.there daughter was born 1923 in penn.charles father aaron kircher mother sara bender charles never talked about where he was from or family.just like to know a little of kirchers for the boys. eva kircher

Email address: auntpete@msn.com

Date-Time: Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 13:25:36 (CDT)
Page visited: ALL .. ETC

Email address: dedershamii@hotmail.com

Guest: Bernhard Hiebert
Date-Time: Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 00:01:01 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner.com/http://www.kerchner.com/guestadd.htm
Surnames of interest: Hiebert
Comments: Just was wondering if the Hiebert Family was a close relation

Email address: bhiebert@telus.net

Guest: Carl R. Kerchner
Date-Time: Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 21:39:31 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Email address: cap10crk@msn.com

Guest: Robert Shaver, Lake Havasu City AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 12:03:37 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs and others
Surnames of interest: Nicolas Shaffer,Schaeffer,Shaver, etc. Wife Elizabeth Ehl abt born abt 1720, Nassau, Germany
Comments: found naming customes very interesting it helped sort out some of my ancestors and eliminated some confusion about duplicate names. Thanks

Email address: Shaverr@ctaz.com

Guest: Angela Walbert, New Albany IN
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 12:25:48 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Walbert, smith
Comments: I was doing research on my family for a news letter i was writing for my class at Prosser School of Technology. I'm a senior at New Albany High School in New Albany IN. I would like it very much if you could please send me some information on my family. My grandfathers name was James Walbert i don't know if that is his first or last name he died when my dad was i think 9 years old. But i wold very well apperciate it if you would send some information i would like to know more about my family. Thank you very much

Email address: rebalangel47150@yahoo.com

Guest: Don Zech, Nobleford, Alberta Canada
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 10:30:06 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Zech, Suran,
Comments: Well Done!!

Email address: zech@telusplanet.net

Guest: Kevin Kerchner, Newtown, PA
Date-Time: Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 19:58:08 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Son of Chalmers F. Kerchner Enjoyed your website

Email address: khkerchner@aol.com

Date-Time: Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 13:30:07 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: BOTTORFF EDWARD NELSON

Email address: CBOTT219@AOL.COM

Guest: David HUMES
Date-Time: Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 14:11:02 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home PAge, PA GERMAN NAMING CUSTOMS
Surnames of interest: KERCHNER, HUMES

Email address: shortfatkid61231@yahoo.com

Guest: Frank August Iwen, Madison WI
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 12:46:08 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs, German Nicknames, Tips and Tricks for the Beginner
Surnames of interest: Iwen, Moeller, Wengeler
Comments: I have a reasonably complete listing of the Zastrow/Iwen lineage, but little on the Iwen side. There is also very little on the Moller side of my wife's family. Your websites I think will prove to be most useful. Thank You

Email address: faiwen@facstaff.wisc.edu

Guest: Richard C Sadler
Date-Time: Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 00:53:46 (CDT)
Page visited: Naming customs;name spelling
Surnames of interest: Sadler;Stadler
Comments: Great information. Thanks. Dick

Email address: pokerdude@mohaveaz.com

Date-Time: Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 20:28:24 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: checking web page for my mother Helen Guymon and i will e-mail you

Email address: lbguymon@netzero.net

Guest: Eric Kerchner, westchester pa
Date-Time: Friday, August 23, 2002 at 23:16:13 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: kerchner
Comments: this is a great site. if anyone wants to contact mre helpin to trace back my heritage i would be very greatfull thanks

Email address: ekerch10@hotmail.com

Guest: donna(laudenslager)haughwout
Date-Time: Friday, August 16, 2002 at 13:56:51 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner web site
Surnames of interest: just laudenslager,i'm on of walter p laudenslager's grand daughters whom passed away in the early 1960's possibly 61 or 62
Comments: i would like any info you can send me on the laudenslager family as you can..not many people will admitt tome that we are related some how, if you can find it in your heart please let me know. Sincerly, Donna(laudenslager) haughwout

Email address: thomashaughwout@comcast.net

Guest: Richard Knupp, Bellefonte Pa
Date-Time: Monday, August 12, 2002 at 22:20:24 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Nice article. I was surfing the wed looking for information on why the so called Pennsylvania Dutch settled in Pennsylvania. I thought I remembered from my Pa. Dutch studies at Ursinus that one on the main reasons was because of religious persecution. You reinforced my belief. By the way, I'm also one of those Dutchmen. DK

Email address: joann4sold@aol.com

Guest: Mireli Lautenschlager
Date-Time: Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 15:57:36 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager
Comments: Sou brasileira, não entendo inglês, mas estou fazendo uma pesquisa sobre meus antepassados, e os melhores resultados encontrei em sua página, embora não conste nenhum brasileiro. Parabéns.

Email address: mica.sm@terra.com.br

Guest: Kay Wolgamuth, Stow, Ohio
Date-Time: Friday, August 09, 2002 at 18:58:50 (CDT)
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Surnames of interest: Wolgamuth, or Wohlgamuth prior to name change by my great-grandfather
Comments: I am new at this geneology stuff, and am so overwhelmed by the amount of information that is available on a name I never thought was very common or widespread. We never knew anyone growing up with this last name and where always under the impression, if you met someone with this name, you were definately related!

Email address: mlsmith@clas.net

Guest: Scott Kirchner Lanesborough Massachusetts
Date-Time: Friday, August 09, 2002 at 18:20:02 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kirchner, Johan of Tyrol
Comments: Nice site, very interesting. I am doing one for the Kirchner Family of which I am part of. They migrated from Viernheim Germany in Hesse in 1852. Arriving in New York and immeadiatly setteling in the Berkshires of massachusetts. I would love to add a crosslink as some of our family members may be interested in your study. Thanks, Scott

Email address: scott@madmacintosh.com

Guest: Jim Neer, Austin, TX
Date-Time: Friday, August 09, 2002 at 15:33:49 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Neer
Comments: A very informative web site, Thank you.

Email address: jeneer@aol.com

Guest: Cynthia Douts Roth,Lancaster PA
Date-Time: Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 17:12:16 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Douts,Doutt,Dout,Duit
Comments: The site was quite helpful. I loved the chicken dance too!We have traced the Douts' family history as far back as 1700 to the area where I still reside. My father has published "The Douts Family History 1700-2000. But what he really wants to know now is what ship we came over on and to what port.I have checked every ship list I can get my hands on and I'm sure the spelling is what's holding me back.I did find(on a map page from 1575 that Douts came from the word de oudste which means "the oldest"and later changed to Duit. I am stumped. Your pages did explain the German/Dutch connection better for me and I'm sure my Dad will enjoy it too.Thanks!

Email address: C1roth@aol.com

Guest: Derek char.,nc
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 18:56:00 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner(other)
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Hey guys nice site,keep up the good work!

Email address: tuneroom@yahoo.com

Guest: Bernd Lautenslager - Heerlen | the Netherlands
Date-Time: Monday, August 05, 2002 at 14:39:16 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenslager
Comments: i'm looking for information about the name lautenslager(history). Is your name lautenslager or you know somebody with that name please e-mail me.

Email address: bernd@lautenslager.org

Guest: Dianna, Birdsboro, PA
Date-Time: Friday, July 26, 2002 at 20:05:34 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Great site! My grandparents passed away a few years ago and, with them, my connection to the PA Dutch language. I know a little but would like to learn more. Do you have any idea where I can go to learn the language? It's definitely not the same as German, close but not the same.

Email address: momsipooh@att.net

Guest: Steve Kerchner, Santee CA
Date-Time: Friday, July 26, 2002 at 11:32:56 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Scharmen
Comments: Great Site.

Email address: glamisraider@aol.com

Guest: F. Maurer
Date-Time: Friday, July 19, 2002 at 20:06:32 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Maurer, Boyer, Price, Strausser
Comments: I found your article on naming customs very informative.

Email address: amfm4@pacbell.net

Guest: George Robert Gobble
Date-Time: Friday, July 19, 2002 at 15:14:22 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Gobble, Gabel, Goble
Comments: I have traced our name back to Germany to the paternal grandparents of Frederick And Christian Gobal or Gobble or Goble. They came to Philadelphia in 1739 coming over on the ship Samual. The earliest records are found in the Lutheran Archives at Coblenz, West Germany and in church records of the Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Would like any infromation on these names. Thanks.

Email address: georgegobble24@juno.com

Guest: Earl P. Wagner, Jupiter FL
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 19:41:31 (CDT)
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Comments: I was born in 1925 in the hospital that was then located in Fountain Hill-- I don't remember the name. Not looking for any names at this time, but enjoyed reading your site!!

Email address: virgina.wagner@worldnet.att.net

Guest: Jim Beck, Cadiz OH.
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 03:07:16 (CDT)
Page visited: All of The Above
Surnames of interest: Beck
Comments: Your web pages are very interesting. My great grandfather Levi Beck was born in 1815,Supposedly,in Chester County,PA. He was Pennsylvania Dutch and either the son or grandson of a Hessian soldier. Levi was a blacksmith by trade. I would like to know the names of his parents. My father knew some of the language,and I remember him pronouncing Deutsch as Deitsch. I didn't realize until years later that Pennsylvania Dutch is a Low German dialect! My sister sent me an email in regard to your webpage. Thank you so much. Kind regards, Jim Beck

Email address: jimbeck@eohio.net

Guest: Patricia Finegan Doser
Date-Time: Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 13:16:47 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Vanderburg (h) the (h) may be optional.
Comments: My Grandmother, Emma Vanderburg Cascagnette taught me that she was Penn. Dutch. However, I always knew this was German. She was from Middlesex Cty. W. Nissouri, Ontario, Canada.

Email address: paddyfinn@msn.com

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