July-December 2003 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries

Guest: Shelly Marie Kerchner Loss, Hanover PA
Date-Time: Friday, December 19, 2003 at 09:26:14 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Weaver,Kerchner
Comments: I found your site to be informative and helpful in my search. Thanks again!

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): Greglo-Friday-suscom.net

Guest: Mary Ann Boswell Avant Okla.
Date-Time: Friday, September 19, 2003 at 21:37:30 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Ruck,Kircher,Schalger,Goodnight,Bader,Fissler,
Comments: My Goodnight family is from the Pennsylvania Dutch. I was told that it was Dutch til I found out other wise.My Ruck,Kircher,line is from Alsace. Any help on this famiy lines would be great. Mary Ann Boswell busyb1956@msn.com

Email address: busyb1956@msn.com

Guest: Mary Amstutz Altman, Columbus, Ohio
Date-Time: Friday, September 19, 2003 at 03:42:59 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Amstutz, Sunderman, Crouse, Auspaugh
Comments: I am discovered that the first Sunderman in my line arrived in 1850 from some place in Germany but I cannot find out where he came from or how he ended up in Ohio. I cannot find any records of when the Crouses arrived and am only assuming it was from Germany. I do know about the Amstutz (Swiss side of the family) because someone else did that research. I have recently discoved that the Pennyslvania Dutch and my family have many similarities. Then I just discovered that Pennyslvania Dutch are not Dutch but Swiss and German. This has me really excited and I think I am on to a new avenue. I am fascinated to see where many of my family traditions have come from. Pages such as your's are a big help. Thank you!

Email address: MariElizaB@aol.com

Guest: Marsha Key,Okanogan,WA living now in Beaver
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 10:31:40 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Truckenmiller My great-great grandfather Zacariah born 1833 raised children in Rag Valley PA.
Comments: I'm just getting started and this is one of the first sites I've visited, I found it very informative and will have to take time to fully explore many of your links. Thank you very much.

Email address: okbulldog@centurytel.net

Guest: Jeanne (Wolfe) Toy, Rebersburg, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 11:00:11 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Wolf, Kerstetter, Grenninger
Comments: I have found some of my ancestors near Annville, Cleona, and in church records in the area. My ancestor farthest back I can document is John Wolf. He settled in the area over the mountain from me in the area Logan Twp, Clinton Co., PA in the late 1770's. His wife was Elisabeth Kerstetter. I think the Georg Wolf in the original Tolpehocken Settlement was a grandfather of mine. I can't prove/document that yet. I keep plugging along! Almost 2 years ago, I came across your article, "PA German Naming Customs". I have attempted to use it to recontruct my family tree. I am so glad I found your website! Thank you!, Jeanne Toy

Email address: jtoy65@excite.com

Guest: Richard Warner, Orefield PA
Date-Time: Monday, September 15, 2003 at 11:09:25 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Lehman, Huber
Comments: Reaffirmed my knowledge of German naming.

Email address: warnerr@enter.net

Guest: JHS
Date-Time: Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 10:47:07 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Ludwig
Comments: I am looking for info on my PA German relatives. My g'grandfather was Elisha H. Ludwig born 1852 in Bloomburg, PA. His father's name was Eli and his father's name was Samuel. I believe some of them may have been boat builders. Any information on the Ludwig's would be appreciated! JHS usamom99@hotmail.com

Email address: usamom99@hotmail.com

Guest: Barbara Shaver Chapman, Kingston GA
Date-Time: Friday, September 05, 2003 at 18:18:04 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Thank you for all the interesting information, My Grandfather was from Shavertown, PA, Luzerne County. My GGG Grandfather Philip Shaffer Shaver came over in the late 1700's and settled in NJ before moving on to PA, in came from Vienna, Austria. I have had no luck in finding anything before in arrived here. Hoping your information will be of help, thanks again. Barbara Chapman

Email address: sewmaster2@juno.com

Guest: Ingrid Briles, Charleston, WV
Date-Time: Monday, September 01, 2003 at 13:59:11 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Comments: I Found your site very helpful. Our "brick wall" is PHY. The first one I can find was Bastian Phy (from your site, I would guess named for St. Sebastian), Melchesedek Phy (priest, old and new testament), Past Phy (Maybe a shortened ancester of Bastian),then we get into "normal" names like Paul. The first one with papers was Paul Phy. Of course, he names a son Paul. The next generation, each of his sons, named a son Paul, and into every generation since. The same with Paul's other sons, David, Charles, George, and Joseph. Paul #l had a son George, then a son Jesse George, so I am wondering if George might have been the familia connection. I will be back to read and re-read your site. VERY helpful! Ingrid

Email address: sammyb555@wv-cis.net

Guest: M. A. Calvano, Ormond Beach, Fl.
Date-Time: Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 17:53:37 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, et al
Surnames of interest: Calvano, DiLello, Paino, Rizzo, Krebs, Wehner, Ruppert, Fink, Short, Moore, Mooney
Comments: Thanks for your website. It's most informative and interesting. You've put me on new paths in my research.

Email address: fotonick@ucnsb.com

Guest: Helen Campbell, Pittsburgh, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 22:13:28 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Stutler, Starcher, Stallman, Holbert, Newburger, Propst, Swadley, Coon, Conrad, Plickenstover, Lester, Peters, Hinkle,Mucklewain, Mace, Coger.
Comments: Resent research reveals that many of the Ashkenazi Jews of Germany trace back to the Khazar Jews of Turkey Jews who had converted but were originally Central Asian people eg. the Huns.

Email address: aleuts@hotmail.com

Guest: Ervin Leifheit, Surprise, AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 19:40:18 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Leifheit, Moenkemeier, Henne, Nolte, Kuster, Vollmer
Comments: I just found your site. I will be back, it is very interesting.

Email address: ervin85374@cox.net

Guest: Helen Campbell, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date-Time: Friday, August 22, 2003 at 22:05:27 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German (aka PA Dutch) Ethnic Group
Surnames of interest: Stutler, Starcher, Propst,Stallman,Coger,Mace, Coon, Conrad, Plickenstover, Lester, Hinkle, Davis, Mucklewain
Comments: Hi, You have a fantastic site. I've learned so much while here, thanks! I didn't know about the Huns & PA German link....amazing, just amazing I have a similiar project going on at: http://www.melungeons.com/articles/melungeondnaproject.htm

Email address: aleuts@hotmail.com

Guest: Michell Warner, Rock Island IL
Date-Time: Friday, August 22, 2003 at 02:06:29 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: WERNER, WARNER, MC COY, HEFLIN,
Comments: Hello, I would like to thank you for this web site, I will send it to my father. I was always told my grandparents were PA Dutch as a child but never understood what it meant, I found out when I started my family tree two years ago. If you are interested I can send you some very old photos and text on my family line. Sincerely, Michell MICHELLWEAVER@AOL.COM


Guest: Karen L. Jenter Manchester, MI
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 22:10:13 (CDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Jenter, Kuebler, Schaible, Grossman(n), Feldkamp, Alber,
Comments: Very informative. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Email address: jenterkar@aol.com

Guest: Gil Heinlein Ft Lauderdale Fl
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 16:42:53 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Heinlein, Kibler, Kubler
Comments: enjoyed your article on the naming process

Email address: GilMarlin@aol.com

Guest: Joyce Boyd, Granite Shoals, Tx. 78654
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 11:55:34 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Mueller, Eisenbeiser, Storch, Karlberg, Gruss, Deasing, Diesen
Comments: I need info on any of these names as to where they came from.

Email address: jlmboyd@hotmail.com

Guest: Charles W Schwegler
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 09:48:07 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Schwegler,albert,august,Theologe,Philosoph,/Michelbach ad.Bliz bel Schawbisch-Hall
Comments: I enjoyed your web page, Thanks for sharing. My daughter and I have been looking into our genealogy for guiet a few years now,we are having a hard time putting dates and names togather,But still not giving up,Just recent from a long lost letter from an Aunt,Ifound out the names mentioned comments above that the u ncles had two names before the one mentioned(ie,Fiedrich Karl,Albert)ect.So its never to late,

Email address: cws133@dragonbbs.com

Guest: Martha Jacobs, Pleasanton, TX
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 09:32:24 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wolff, Schirmer, Jacobs, Westmeyer
Comments: The Wolff family came from Russia, the rest all came from Germany all in the late 1800's.

Email address: msjacobs@flash.net

Guest: C. Klassy, Dallas, Texas
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 06:58:55 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Block, Bauske/Bauska, Hazer/Hoser/Hoeser and Klassy/Klaesi
Comments: I am just starting my European-German and Switzerland-search; knowing that girls' names have an extra "in" added, and knowing about Saints' names will be a considerable help! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Email address: ccdgenealogy@aol.com

Guest: Kathleen Kircher, Eatontown NJ
Date-Time: Monday, August 18, 2003 at 09:31:49 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner dna
Surnames of interest: kircher of new brunswick new jersey
Comments: this was great to see- not too many with spelling kircher

Email address: bguysmom@aol.com

Guest: Denise Winarchick from Center Valley, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 21:35:33 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Solon Kerchner, H. Clayton Trexler, Homer Guldin Deisher
Comments: I have found your website very interesting and helpful.

Email address: deedeisher@aol.com

Guest: Robert Karl Kircher Seminole, Florida
Date-Time: Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 00:13:33 (CDT)
Page visited: www.kerchner.com
Surnames of interest: Kircher
Comments: Very intersting, I'd like to know how the Kirchers like me came to be!

Email address: Samvonschlam@yahoo.com

Guest: Penny Conger-Sluis, Bainbridge Island, WA
Date-Time: Friday, August 15, 2003 at 19:24:07 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Conger(Koniger), Horner, Smith, Daniel, Poland, McWhirter, Hickman, Harper,Dawson,Andrews, Longstreth, Taylor, Cookston, Grimes, Stewart, Bryan
Comments: The name Conger has lead me on an interesting journey from Pennsylvania to England to Alsace in France. Have you links to good information about the Conger family name?

Email address: pssluis@earthlink.net

Guest: J. Sorenson, St. Paul, MN
Date-Time: Friday, August 15, 2003 at 12:26:52 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Balfanz, Fischer, Hall.
Comments: A most informative site, I have enjoyed reading about the names. Good work with your explanations. Thank You.

Email address: Jugee4@cs.com

Guest: Linda Cook Meuth, Giddings, TX
Date-Time: Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 22:50:16 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Meuth, Becker or Baecker, Braden, Brahm
Comments: We have two new puppies(dachunds) and I was looking for some possible German names and lucked into your web site. I do love doing genealogy reseach. Most of our German ancestors came straight to Texas in 1846 and later. The Beck and Steinbach families came thru Ellis Island in 1880's. Enjoyed your info very much! Thank you! The Meuth siblies(males) who came to Texas beginning in 1846 all had the first name Johann as their father. One of the 8 children who came to Texas later moved to Kentucky or Tennesse. Would love to find them? I will share your web site with our local Lee County Geneology Group.

Email address: lcmeuth@totalaccess.net

Guest: Dianne Anderson, Staunton, VA
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 20:24:45 (CDT)
Page visited: Home page
Surnames of interest: Sidle, Joseph
Comments: Hoping to find info on Sidles, but instead found alot of other interesting information. I was always curious about my PA-Dutch background. Thank you!

Email address: bitsy1@ntelos.net

Guest: Wayne Boyer Nichols, NY 13812
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 08:23:45 (CDT)
Page visited: All
Surnames of interest: Boyer-Hursh(Harsh)-Shannon
Comments: Good site.

Email address: WBoyer1@stny.rr.com

Guest: Mary Andrews, Manteca, CA
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 00:10:33 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Sprogell
Comments: I'm interested in genealogy research. My Great Grandmother's maiden name was Sprogell. Her family lived in the Philadelphia, PA and Pottstown, PA areas from (about) 1700. I'm looking for any information I can find about the Sprogell Family.

Email address: Mtothe3rd@aol.com

Guest: Jeanne Gougler Eckman, Baltimore MD.
Date-Time: Monday, July 28, 2003 at 11:09:28 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: RAHN, TROUTMAN,GOUGLER,STILL,

Email address: realtorje1@AOL.COM

Guest: Mary Harkey Russell, Glasgow Kentucky
Date-Time: Monday, July 21, 2003 at 19:56:37 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch and the PA German DNA Project page -- Attilla
Surnames of interest: Harkey/Herche, Leib/Lipe, Teter/Teeter, Behringer/Barringer, Meisenheimer, Blackwelder
Comments: Some Harkey's stayed in Lancaster PA but my line moved on to Cabarrus County NC. The elders in the family still spoke German up to the early 1900's. Our Y-DNA study of Herche/Harkey is showing Haplogroup E2 ? We can't find the immigrant? Must have arrived in PA about 1720-1730 but we have a genealogist in Germany with this family back to the 1500s in Germany. I have read through your pages several times. Enjoy the information.

Email address: Maryiola@alltel.com

Guest: Pamela Brantner Forsberg - Pittsburgh PA
Date-Time: Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 03:41:51 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Brantner, Allender, McRobie, Sollars, Schmidt
Comments: Wish I was as well organized!

Email address: erikforsberg@webtv.net

Guest: Patricia Heath, Conway, AR
Date-Time: Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 06:13:06 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager, Lautenschlager
Comments: Thanks for the help you have given me in my research on my Grandmother's family tree. Great page and I will pass it onto others.

Email address: americanterrortwin@yahoo.com

Guest: Lois and Darcy Doll
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 11:27:36 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Doll, Bauer, Sorg, Renz
Comments: Thanks

Email address: lcavico@comcast.net or Darcy3122@aol.com

Guest: Connie Kershner Koloszar
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 09:21:22 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kershner
Comments: Charles, I am so impressed with your web site. I am not sure if I am a Pennsylvania Dutch decendent but my Father always said our name meant "Near Church". My brother is also named Charles as was my Grandfather so your website has very special meaning for me. I have a cousin who did genealogy for our family and I will read her book again to see if we are from Pennsylvania. I do know that we come from Virginia and my grandfather served in the Civil War.

Email address: Constance.J.Koloszar.1@nd.edu

Guest: Charles Garman, Independence, Kansas
Date-Time: Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 19:57:07 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Garman, Hiestand.
Comments: Wonderful Website!

Email address: cgarman@cableone.net

Guest: Shirley Ann Schweizer, Union Mills, Indiana
Date-Time: Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 17:32:54 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are Not German
Surnames of interest: Schweizer, Long (Lang)
Comments: Why can I not print out your site of German naming.

Email address: saschweizer7349@msn.com

Guest: Christopher Dietrich
Date-Time: Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 18:32:52 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Dietrich
Comments: I just received a Photo of my great great grandfather. He was a Musketier in Kaiser Wilhelm's army. Don't know his first name. My fathers name is Ronald P. and my grandfathers name was John and 1 of his brothers was Otto. Iwas just looking for more info. Thanks

Email address: Cdietrich6@Yahoo.com

Guest: T. Lenzini
Date-Time: Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 01:32:52 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Wiley
Comments: I am so happy to have found your site. I was of the mistaken assumption that I was looking for the next ancestor back to Holland. I knew Amos Wiley was born in Montgomery Co., PA in 1809 wnd was a Quaker prior to converting to Methodism and becoming a minister. I now know that I am looking for a Pennsylvania Dutch German.

Email address: angelmom5@earthlink.net

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