2004 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries


Guest: Ray G. Raisor, 987 Raisor Ln, Pleasureville, KY
Date-Time: Monday, December 27, 2004 at 14:34:06 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Reeser, Rasor, Raisor, Razor, Raysor
Comments: Nee information on a Paul Reeser that was born in Chester Co., PA in the town of Easttown, abt. 1750.

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): rraisorsr-Monday-aol.com

Guest: Shelly Taschler Lehighton,PA
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 08:40:59 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Taschler,German,Harter,Hill
Comments: Thanks for the great site

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): Shelly30-Wednesday-ptd.net

Guest: Donald K. Lewis ,Sr. ,Richmond VA
Date-Time: Monday, December 20, 2004 at 15:16:26 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Lewis,Paine
Comments: Thanks for the free information .I must now look at a German not,Scotch-Irish decent for my Abraham Lewis.(Ludwig Family)

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): dklewissr-Monday-earthlink.net

Guest: Chuck Reber, Marietta, GA
Date-Time: Monday, December 20, 2004 at 14:31:23 (CST)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Reber, Raber, Raver, Rebert, Rabert, Raven
Comments: I am looking for help finding what happened to my immigrant ancestor Johannes Reber and his wife Elisabeth Handwerck. They both disappeared in 1793. We are also looking for the Reber connections to the families of Johnston and Hamm so that 100+ year old photographs may be returned to them. See the Reber Forum at: http://www.ybase.org/for details and where to see these photographs on the Web.

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): reberc-Monday-bellsouth.net

Guest: Sue Matlis
Date-Time: Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 10:24:58 (CST)
Page visited: German nicknames, Naming Customs, downline of Ludwig Larosh
Surnames of interest: Smyers, Heckart, Roderick
Comments: Hey Charles, Well i don't know how you get any research done! I was happy to find the "source"of the Larosh/Smyers info. (my partners fathers line)that pops up online( people don't always source, so i usually dig til I find a likely originator) and very happy to find your name information. i have been stumbling over that for years. I enjoyed your music, too. thanks for sharing! Sue

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Guest: William L. Jackson , Saint Louis,Missouri
Date-Time: Monday, November 29, 2004 at 21:44:39 (CST)
Page visited: PA German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Knickmeyer
Comments: I found your article very interesting and informative.My Grandfather came to the United States in 1909. Sadly, he never gave the exact place of his birth although he did mention the "black forest". I thank you for your informative article.

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Guest: Jason
Date-Time: Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 11:18:37 (CST)
Page visited: laudenslager geneology
Surnames of interest: laudenslager
Comments: I was hoping you might have color images of the Laudenslager coat of arms

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): vicolstravnos-Sunday-yahoo.com

Guest: Wanda Stiffler, Santa Maria, CA
Date-Time: Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 21:19:13 (CST)
Page visited: Pennsylvania Dutch Are of German Heritage, Not Dutch; 18th century PA German Naming Customs; Tips & Tricks for the Beginner
Surnames of interest: Michael
Comments: Great work. Your information is very clearly written and informative. Family tradition says that the Michaels were Jewish, however, all of the information I find on the early Germans who migrated to Pennsylvania says that they were "Reformed", Mennonites, etc. with no mention of Jewish immigration. Any suggestions for websites that might address this question?

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): wandastiffler-Saturday-comcast.net

Guest: RAYMOND D LOVETT, SR,
Date-Time: Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 06:25:01 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: LOVETT, WATSON, DAWSON, DEAN,
Comments: I HAVE FOUND TWO PEOPLE IN EUROPE THAT MATCHES MY DNA. MY QUESTIONS ARE,HOW DO I FIND THEIR SURNAME, IS IT THE SAME AS MY LOVETT? ONE PERSON IS FROM DENMARK THE OTHER IS FROM SWITZERLAND. I FOUND THIS INFORMATION ON YHRD.ORG.

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): iamagaga-Saturday-cyberscope.com

Guest: Kelly Rider, Central California
Date-Time: Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 16:45:26 (CST)
Page visited: 18th Century PA German Naming Customs/PA Dutch are German
Surnames of interest: Frantz
Comments: Was fascinated to read your websites. Our frantz family member is my grandmother (from Panhandle of Texas) who married a Burnes in early 1900's. The amazing thing was her parents (Sarah & Clifford J. Frantz) named each of their children with two names and yet called them by their middle names. We could never understand why. We have always been told that our family heritage was Dutch from Pennsylvania (Black Dutch) whatever that means. Could it be that our ancestors migrated from Germany to Holland and then to America? We have our old family Bible that is from the 1700's and also shows a Grandma Whis(t)ler. Thanks for posting your websites!

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): rider21411-Saturday-yahoo.com

Guest: Jilly, London UK
Date-Time: Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 04:13:08 (CST)
Page visited: http://www.kerchner.com/dnapins/dnapin.htm
Surnames of interest: Jaeger
Comments: I am interested in the Y-DNA Haplogroup (Square) Pin

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): jillycrowpar-Sunday-hotmail.com

Guest: Virginia Delong Elsenhans
Date-Time: Friday, October 15, 2004 at 11:08:04 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: curious to know about the example "Virginia Delong" you use on the website? That is my maiden name. To my knowledge I haven't given samples. Very interesting project!

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): velsenhans-Friday-yahoo.com

Guest: Allen Kerchner, Tama, Florida
Date-Time: Thursday, October 07, 2004 at 06:23:20 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Ketner
Comments: Thanks for taking so much pride in our name! Allen Kerchner

Email address: (To use delete '-Thursday-' and add @ sign in that position): ALLENZD1-Thursday-HOTMAIL.COM

Guest: Janet Fiore, San Francisco, California
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 23:00:22 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Schmidt, Sarwy (probably should be Saarwy or something like it), Salzman, Schroeder
Comments: Good information. I entered your site looking for the meaning of German words since we are looking at 19th century German maps to locate cities/churches. Still, your site was informative as I had no idea of the uniqueness of German naming customs. This information will be helpful in the future. Thanks.

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): sf194122-Wednesday-AOL.com

Guest: Suzanne Kraft Cano, Delphos,OH
Date-Time: Saturday, October 02, 2004 at 17:41:17 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Kraft,Best,Robinsin, Mullenhour
Comments: I found your site quite interesting, thanks, Suzie

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): LdyluvsJC-Saturday-aol.com

Guest: Willard Wisler, Winter Park, Florida
Date-Time: Friday, October 01, 2004 at 14:36:25 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealoghy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Wetzel, Wisler
Comments: Thank you for sharing your work. I found the line from Jacob Wetzel to my great grandmother, Emma Caroline Wetzel, and was able to confirm it through the US Census. Your information made a great deal more sense to me and answered questions that had been raised. Congratulations on providing an excellent resource for those of us who are seeking ancestral information. It is appreciated.

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): wwisler-Friday-juno.com

Guest: Bette Haskins
Date-Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 12:34:41 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home page
Surnames of interest: Banta, Ripley, Halliday, Warren
Comments: I gues I need to mke a commet. I too am interested in my genetic history. This a place I may be able to learn something,

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): Haskinsbette-Wednesday-wmconnect.com

Guest: Reid Presson
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 14:51:16 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Killian
Comments: A very informative website for genealogists and onomastics.. I am sending a copy of your article to my non-computer literate elder sister who is an avid onomastic.

Email address: (To use delete '-Tuesday-' and add @ sign in that position): hal2001-Tuesday-sbcglobal.net

Guest: Irene Wassum Owens
Date-Time: Friday, September 10, 2004 at 22:12:25 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, PA German Naming Customs, PA Dutch are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames, etc.
Surnames of interest: Wassum,Delong,Snavely,Goodman,Helt,Scott,Booher,Kegley,Lampie,among others known to be Nicholas Wassum's & Eve Elizabeth Delong's childrens'spouses surnames.
Comments: This is a great site that I just happened to find tonight. You have done a wonderful service for others by providing the wealth of information you have on this site. I will be visiting again soon since I didn't get to view everything. I also will be sharing this find with many others. Thank you so much.

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): iwowens-Friday-psknet.com

Guest: Marilyn Knowles, Carmel CA
Date-Time: Saturday, September 04, 2004 at 11:32:19 (CDT)
Page visited: 1812 List,, German Nicknames, DeLong
Surnames of interest: Faus, DeLong(Delong), Plank, Kepler or Hepler
Comments: Searching for proof of parentage of Samuel Delong (supposedly John Delong and Marie Katherina Dussinger), moved to Columbia co, married Elizabeth Plank. Daughter Mary married Henry Faus originally from Lehigh Co.

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): genqueen-Saturday-pacbell.net

Guest: David Hunter Lautenschlager
Date-Time: Monday, August 30, 2004 at 03:49:14 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Surname Y DNA Project
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager
Comments: I never though of doing DNA research in looking into the family tree. I am more interested in when the name first appeared and where and if there is a valid family crest. This is a interesting web site.

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): 954dhl-Monday-ev1.net

Guest: gladys christopher
Date-Time: Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 21:50:05 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wenzel
Comments: Very interesting!

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): christopher-Sunday-famvid.com

Guest: Jason Jarrett, Dallas TX
Date-Time: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 14:19:49 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenschlager Genealogy
Surnames of interest: Jarrett, Wetzel, Laudenschlager, Kerlin
Comments: Fabulous site!! Information greatly appreciated.

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): jasonjarrett-Wednesday-sbcglobal.net

Guest: Bill Brown, Celina OH
Date-Time: Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 21:14:29 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Home Page
Surnames of interest: Hansberger, Wagner, Kerschner
Comments: Hansberger, Aaron -- son of John R Hansberger and Rebecca Helsley of Shenandoah County VA. Lived in Tiffin. Married Charlotte Kerschner, daughter of Mathias and Lovina Wannamacher. Any assistance appreciated

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): motient-Sunday-wabash.bright.net

Guest: Ttherese(Martin) Knotz Middletown, NJ
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 16:34:45 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Rope Maker Martin's of Lancaster PA. Klingenberg, Ohio and Canada, Menke Cincinati and Stark OH.
Comments: Thank you for your information.

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Guest: Kathryn Kartchner, Spring TX
Date-Time: Friday, August 13, 2004 at 13:49:07 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner's Genetic Genealogy Y-DNA Surname Project
Surnames of interest: Kartchner
Comments: husband is descendant of Adam Kartchner

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): kkartchner-Friday-aol.com

Guest: Kathleen Herron Jones, Douglasville GA
Date-Time: Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 08:57:02 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Youngbauer, Bachman
Comments: Thank you for your article. I've grown up being told I was Pennsylvania Dutch. This always confused me as my ancestors came from Bohemia (now Austria). Also, I was told another line came from Holland. Then I heard it being referred to the Amish country..of course I know I'm not that. But I never knew the exact definition and your article answered that question very clearly. So, thank you.

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): katrandu-Saturday-peoplepc.com

Guest: John W. Fetherolf, Great Barrington, MA
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 16:53:34 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Fetherolf, Kistler
Comments: Thanks.

Email address: (To use delete '-Tuesday-' and add @ sign in that position): jfether-Tuesday-bcn.net

Guest: Donna Allen, Fayette County, PA
Date-Time: Monday, July 19, 2004 at 09:16:41 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German DNA
Surnames of interest: Murray, Snyder
Comments: The Murray family appears to have migrated from eastern PA to western PA. Although the name is Scotch-Irish, all of my Murrays were German, at least going back 200 years. Would like to be notified of DNA testing on GERMAN Murrays and Schneiders.

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): rootscolumn-Monday-yahoo.com

Guest: Lynette Spotz Scott, Sandy, Utah
Date-Time: Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 10:27:17 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs; PA Dutch are Germans
Surnames of interest: Spotz; Weaver; Oxenrider
Comments: Father born in Shamokin PA in 1908. Research on and off. Thanks for PA Dutch info here.

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): tempus6-Sunday-netzeo.net

Guest: Rod Bricker, Des Moines, IA & St. Petersburg, FL
Date-Time: Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 01:51:33 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Surname YDNA Project
Surnames of interest: Bricker and Bruecke in PA, OH and IA
Comments: Wonderful, informative and professional web site. I'll be back.

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): RPGBricker-Sunday-MSN.COM

Guest: JoCasta Green
Date-Time: Friday, July 16, 2004 at 08:14:37 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: My daughter is dating Kyle Laudenslager of Emmaus, PA. He is the son of Richard Laudenslager of Fogelsville. I wanted to see what Laudenslager meant, and this site was very helpful. Thanks! Is he related to you?

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): jocasta.green-Friday-msfc.nasa.gov

Guest: douglas w smith sprakers ny, 12166
Date-Time: Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 10:47:30 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: margaret
Comments: seeking the explanation of the use of peggy for margaret

Email address: (To use delete '-Thursday-' and add @ sign in that position): dugsii-Thursday-hotmail.com

Guest: Madge Rogers Montrose Co.
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 08:54:52 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Richies (Riches) Rhonda
Comments: thanks for the Info on PA Dutch I am sure that it will help me in my surch of my very lost people Thanks again Madge Rogers

Email address: (To use delete '-Tuesday-' and add @ sign in that position): wmross1-Tuesday-att.net

Guest: Paul R Orr
Date-Time: Friday, July 09, 2004 at 07:07:51 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Corll, Sechler, Seigfried, Herman, Laub, Levan, Wannamacher, Kistler, Snyder
Comments: My Johannes Helmuth Karll came over on Ship Betsy in 1763 with we think his brother, Jacob.

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): boborr-Friday-abelink.com

Guest: Amy & Matthew Wetzel
Date-Time: Friday, July 02, 2004 at 23:13:50 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: If you do some research on the Wetzel families of the south, please let us know! Thanks!

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

Guest: Jennifer Goettelmann, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 15:13:54 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs; PA German Nicknames.
Surnames of interest: Goettelmann, Mann, Morenburg, Jesberger, Lutz.
Comments: Found these two pages very informative. Thank you so much for sharing your easily accessable pages with us novice genealogists.

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): hjgoett-Wednesday-ctaz.com

Guest: David Mosier Miller
Date-Time: Monday, June 07, 2004 at 17:05:52 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Moser, Mosser, Xander, Frantz, Guth, Benfield, Buchman, Hottenstein, Reichel, Saeger, Lichtenwallner, Frey, Seiberling
Comments: Good Idea ! Helps people connect.

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): mosier4640-Monday-msn.com

Guest: Hans-Hermann Goebel, Germany
Date-Time: Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 01:43:00 (CDT)
Page visited: goebel, göbel, gable genealoy home page, german
Surnames of interest: goebel, rettke, burmester,
Comments: Hello Charles. Your site is very interesting. I hope that in the future the DNA test is standard (9 Markers or 12 or 20 or????) around the world. Hans

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): Ahnenforschung-Sunday-goebelonline.de

Guest: Janis Enderby Gillis, Newfane, New York
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 18:58:54 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Names & Spellings
Surnames of interest: Gillis, Eckel, Simon, Swigert
Comments: This site gave me some wonderful clues and knowledge as to the difference between spelling and pronounceation.

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): jangl1946-Wednesday-yahoo.com

Guest: Robert L. Ward, Socorro, New Mexico
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 00:35:32 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Weikel, Miller, Schuler, Horn.
Comments: I think that I may have found a connection. My people attended Salem United Methodist (formerly Evangelical United Brethern) Church in Powder Valley. In your tree are Heinrich Laudenslager who married Mary Weikel, d/o Philip and Catherine Weikel, and Nathan Laudenslager who married Rebecca Horn, d/o of Abraham and Anna Maria (Hepler) Horn.

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): robertward-Wednesday-zianet.com

Guest: Jim Garrison , Ludlow MA
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 19:46:16 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg, born about 1600-1610 in Germany. Gerritszen Gerrits Garrison
Comments: I am the 10th greatson of Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg 1600-1610. He died in 1661 in New Amsterdam NY. I am from his son Jacob who died in NJ 1709 in Cumberland County NJ, We are trying to find his last name, was it Jansen or Gerritsen, Garrison. Jacob was known as Jacob Gerrits de Haes, or Jacob Garrison. He married Christina Cresson of Harlan NY. We are interested in the name Gerrit Jansen of Oldenburg Germany next to Holland. Any help with this name will be appreciated. Thank you. Jim Garrison

Email address: (To use delete '-Tuesday-' and add @ sign in that position): garret7-Tuesday-charter.net

Guest: Cynthia Casper Jack
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 07:44:14 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Casper, Davis, Symonds, Johnson, Jack, Arnold, Lynch, Bayley, Perrine
Comments: Very interesting. Casper is my really German name and I have been unable to trace it back to Germany. There is also some confusion as to the original ancestor who came to America, either an original settler to Germantown PA or a later arrival to work in the NJ glass industry. Thank you.

Email address: (To use delete '-Tuesday-' and add @ sign in that position): dojacyn-Tuesday-rochester.rr.com

Guest: Lynda L. Caudell, Rockford, Ill.
Date-Time: Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 23:09:31 (CDT)
Page visited: 18th. PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: John Joseph Meyer(Meier)
Comments: Hello, I really think what you have wrote, on alot of subjects has been very helpful.But understanding German towns, is a different story! My Meyer side came from Kolbenz,Ger.. Im stell trying to find there time in history. Old historical Info..What was it really like at that time.

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Guest: Ric Ben-Safed , Philadelphia,Pa.
Date-Time: Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 00:35:48 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page,PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Myers, Hogate
Comments: I would like to join the project.

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): ricardo.bensafed-Saturday-verizon.net

Guest: john f kerchner, louisville, ky
Date-Time: Monday, May 17, 2004 at 06:59:51 (CDT)
Page visited: www.kerchner.com
Surnames of interest: kerchner
Comments: i am just trying to find a family type tree and maybe find some relitives i didnt know i had. i might even be relatedto charles. if that is the case, can you lend me some money. ha ha!

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): jfkerchner-Monday-yahoo.com

Guest: Bill Brown, Celina OH
Date-Time: Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 17:18:59 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerschner, Hansberger
Comments: Charlotte Kerschner married Aaron Hansberger in Tiffin Ohio. Thought only 1 child (Louis Raymond), but came across another Hansberger from Tiffin. Perhaps Aaron had a brother??

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): nbrown-Sunday-wcoil.com

Guest: Stephen Hunyadi, Richmond Indiana
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 12:47:18 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I live and study in Freiburg, Germany, and am giving a speach for my linguistics class on PA German.

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): shunyadi-Wednesday-indiana.edu

Guest: Jim Baer, Alburtis, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 15:23:34 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bar, Bahr, Baer
Comments: Have you ever been able to go back further than Jochim Bar (16th century, Zurich)?

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): mapabaer-Sunday-msn.com

Guest: Patrick J. Gray Vienna WV
Date-Time: Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 03:22:50 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Surname
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: there was a photo on your site and I cannot fine it, it looked very much like Chester J. Kerchner. Please advise me if its still there and how to fine it.

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): patgray7-Sunday-juno.com

Guest: Phyllis Brewer
Date-Time: Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 17:02:11 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager, Samuel Loudenslager, (son) Henry H. 1841-1916
Comments: Henry H. Loudenslager founded Maize, KS in approx. 1871-76. Looking for information regarding his parents, Samuel & Hettie (Row) Loudenslager.

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): phylbrew-Saturday-quixnet.net

Guest: Becky Mosely, Marietta, GA
Date-Time: Friday, April 30, 2004 at 07:20:50 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bradford
Comments: Thank you for your very informative pages for the beginning DNA researchers. Have just started a Bradford project and this is more than a little confusing to a newbie. Thank you again, Becky Mosely

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

Guest: Peggy Smith Hake, St. Elizabeth, MO
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 18:55:28 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Wyrick, Kinser, Kinder/Gunther, Creagar/Kriegar, Haake/Hake, Volmert, Buechter,
Comments: I was very impressed with your explanation of how the German ancestors named their children with identical names. It had never been explained to me exactly why this happened but your article was very informative and interesting. My husband's ancestors were German Catholics and my ancestors were German Lutherans..........

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Guest: Barbara J. Mudry, Hobart, IN
Date-Time: Friday, April 23, 2004 at 22:12:21 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: My cousins and I are writing a book on our ancestors from Germany, we have found your link very imformative. We have run into a lot of the same names over and over and your site has given us answers as to why this happened. My grandparents were the first in America, so we are researching from microfilm at the Family Centers. Thanks for giving us so much information.

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): Barba16599-Friday-aol.com

Guest: Richard F. Levengood, Manchester TN
Date-Time: Monday, April 19, 2004 at 12:55:05 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Levengood, Liebengood
Comments: I found your site informative and interesting.

Email address: (To use delete '-Monday-' and add @ sign in that position): eyelev-Monday-bellsouth.net

Guest: Lelana Blackwell Lawton, OK
Date-Time: Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 16:56:38 (CDT)
Page visited: 18th Century PA Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Sturm, Siler, Bonard, Blackwell
Comments: What a relief to find a means to save some research. I had been researching six montsh for Johann Jacob Sturm. I was looking for John Jacob Sturm,never could find him. Then I found your reference on google.com. I was able to go back and complete my research in two weeks. Thanks a lot.

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Guest: Lautenschlager, David Hunter, Houston, Texas
Date-Time: Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 02:37:23 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager, Lauten
Comments: I have been shown a different Coat of Arms than what you have on this site. I have known what the name means, however I would like to know, and hope to find out, where the name begain, i.e. country and year it first appeared. My grandfather was William Tatum Lautenschlager. I have been told that he come to NC from PA. I am just getting my feet wet in this research and though the tree might turn out to be large, my goal is to find the true Coat of Arms, be it yours or another one and where and when the name came into being.

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Guest: Johannes
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 11:19:08 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: dollormarror
Comments: Hi you have a very nice website volker.kuenne@deutschesee.de

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Guest: Russell Callaway Concord, NC
Date-Time: Thursday, April 08, 2004 at 07:45:51 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner.com
Surnames of interest: Callaway, Calloway. Kellaway, Caillouet
Comments: Very comprehensitive research. My hat goes off to you and your support group. We are just starting with familttreedna with 22 tests. We are a worldwide group

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Guest: Taunya Pettis, Williamsport, PA
Date-Time: Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 18:08:59 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: ROAN, BARGER, CRAWLEY, VANCE
Comments: I have gotten some background on the Roan line dating back to Samuel Roan whose birth was 1805 according to my grandmother who was a Crawley we are German on my fathers side of the family but we were all settled in Central PA (Lock Haven, Williamsport, Lemont, Bellefonte, Jersey Shore,---the counties of Northumberland, Lycoming and Centre)but my grandmother who was a Vance claims my mothers side was Pennsylvania Dutch which you are saying is the same as being completely German? But none of my familys last names seem similar to your other last names on this sight. Could we have been a different group of settlers? (Just curious) My husbands mother was a Bender from the Nazareth area and they claim to be Pennsylvania Dutch. I guess the bottom line is I can trace the Roan, Barger, Crawley, and Vance names way back to my Great Grandparents and am very proud to be considered a true Pennsylvanian.............Whereever I go they claim I have an accent and ask if I am from Pennsylvania (lol)

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Guest: Charlotte Marie Haas
Date-Time: Friday, March 19, 2004 at 14:52:08 (CST)
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Surnames of interest: Haas, Alles, Ellis
Comments: My father's family is from Harrisburg, Pa. My father is Charles Frederick Haas and his father is Michael Haas My mother descended from Johanne Jacob Alles which eventually became Ellis ( not the Ellis Island line ). He and his sons ( one, whose name is Christopher ) fought with the Militia in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Brandywine. I would like to find an Ancestor Roll number for my mother's line. Let me know if you can offer any information or suggestions.

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Guest: Deana SCHULTZ, Gresham, Oregon, USA
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 21:17:35 (CST)
Page visited: 18th century german naming patterns
Surnames of interest: Schultz, Diess, Rebstock.
Comments: Thank you for putting this on the web. It was tremendously helpful. Now I know why there are so many Johann's in the family!!!!!!!!! And why everyone seems to go by their middle name.

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Guest: Gisela W Murdter
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 04:51:17 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Murdter, Mürdter, Eckle
Comments: Revisiting the site again - after 1998 and 2002 my e-mail has changed again. My Dad recently gave me a book with all the families who ever lived in our village of KUCHEN in the state of Baden-Württemberg in South-West Germany. The book shows me that a large number of the ECKLE family emigrated to the US between 1800 and 1900. If anybody is interested in this I can mail/fax more details. Also, if anybody is interested in any relatives coming from KUCHEN since 1550, please mail me, I might be able to help. It took the authors (mother & son)20 years to produce this book, with public funding. Unfortunately due to the data protection act people born after 1900 could not be included in this issue.

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Guest: Dorothy Albert, Macon, IL
Date-Time: Monday, March 15, 2004 at 15:28:10 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Bender, Heiser, Hedden, Seitz, Koch, Shinneman
Comments: Your site has been a big help as a marriage was listed Painter and was actually was Bender. Thank you

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Guest: Paul DeWinn Laudenslager
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 22:25:16 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager
Comments: Trying to locate anyone related to my Father, Paul Franklin Laudenslager, Jr. from Selingsgrove PA.

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Guest: Laurie Smith, Delaware
Date-Time: Monday, March 08, 2004 at 07:18:14 (CST)
Page visited: kerchner genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: wetzel, dunkelberger, renn, fetterolf
Comments: Thanks for providing the info on German naming customs. Very helpful.

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Guest: Dawn Williams, Corning New York
Date-Time: Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 19:29:17 (CST)
Page visited: 1812 Project
Surnames of interest: Reichard, Weber, Weaver, Miller, Laubach, Zeisloff, Schelly, Ziegenfuss
Comments: Looking for descendants of Leonard Reichard, and especially his daughters who married Zeisloff, Schelly, and Zegafuse; Also, Henry (Von)Weber; Bernhart Mullar Miller, especially his son Valentine Miller and wife Susanna Laubach, and their daughter Eve Miller Reeser. Many variations of spelling of these names. Although my direct lines stayed in Upper Mt. Bethel, Northampton Co., there are many ties to Lehigh Co. in these families.

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Guest: Erika King, Delano,CA
Date-Time: Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 23:21:30 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy home page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: I am just curios about the Kerchner Family. My mother's maiden name is Kerchner. I would like to know if maybe we have family anywhere else.

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Guest: Carolyn Roberts Montgomery
Date-Time: Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 12:17:58 (CST)
Page visited: Naming customs, PA Dutch
Surnames of interest: Roberts
Comments: What a wonderfully researched website! Just last night I discovered Homer Charles Roberts (my gggrandfather) in the Turtle Creek bourough of Pittsburgh and he listed both parents as being from Germany - much to my surprise! Family lore has it that he was the son of a Welsh coal miner. Anyway your site was of great background help to me. Thanks! Carolyn

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Guest: Emery Daly, Tolland CT
Date-Time: Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 08:14:21 (CST)
Page visited: http://www.kerchner.com/http://www.kerchner.com/guestadd.htm
Surnames of interest: Daly, Sproul, Belding, Kingston, Willis
Comments: I just loved the music!!!

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Guest: Lloyd Nelson Hightower
Date-Time: Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 21:28:09 (CST)
Page visited: DNAForum thread lead to you.
Surnames of interest: Hightower, Nelson, Green, Hainds.
Comments: I was following threads at Genealogy.com's DNA Forum. A Texas cousin asked me to join the Hightower FamilyTreeDNA project she was setting up. I tested 12/25, then the 37, and a little while back the mtDNA, I don't have results, as yet. We have a 25/25 marker match with another male cousin in the Texas branch. I'm the California branch, and so on. As a Gen-DNA neophyte, steer me to the first three books (at least) on your list, that would get me started off best. If you don't mind, Thank you, Lloyd

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Guest: Stacy Kerschner,Indianapolis In.
Date-Time: Monday, February 16, 2004 at 17:34:25 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page.
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I typed in my last name on a whim to see what I would find. I don't know much about genealogy but have always thought it would be interesting to know some of my family history. I thought it was interesting that some of the Kerchner's were involved in the church because my grandfather was a reverend. His name was Clarence Allen Kerschner. If I am remebering correctly I believe my family was from the Pennsylvania area a few generations back...... I will look at your webpage again when I have more time : ) --Thanks!

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Guest: Michael S. Mowrer, Wiesloch, Germany & Puyallup WA
Date-Time: Monday, February 16, 2004 at 02:37:39 (CST)
Page visited: DNA
Surnames of interest: Maurer, Erni, Baer/Bear, Kaemmerer, Petry, Schorlemmer, Acre and perhaps Klingelschmidt.
Comments: Enjoy your site. I've been living in Germany for nearly 30 years, but I'm an American and still haven't figured out where in SW Germany, Alsace or Switzerland my Maurers came from (probably immigrant ancestor Christian Maurer, 1765 to Pennsylvania on Ship Polly, family probably originally from a German-speaking area of Switzerland). Excellent sites like yours help me and many others, and for this I thank you.

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Guest: Sheila Greeson, NM
Date-Time: Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 12:44:13 (CST)
Page visited: All of the pages except Kerchner Genenealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Griffin, Kohlmeyer
Comments: Your site is very helpful and informative. Thank you very much for helping others.

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Guest: jennifer kayser webb
Date-Time: Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 07:00:27 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: kayser,binder,koch,schreiber
Comments: lovely site! i came across it looking for information to lead me to relatives of my gg grandfather john kayser, from alsace lorraine. he was born 1804-1805, settled in ohio (delhi), by way of pa, between 1830-1840. please write with any info you have...i've been at this a long time, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks for the wonderful website. jennifer kayser webb

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Guest: Robert Whetsel,Radford,va.
Date-Time: Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 23:37:40 (CST)
Page visited: Kercher Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Wetzel
Comments: I am desendant of Hans Martin Wetzel who came to America Sept 21,1731 on The Britannia. Philadelphia, Then to was is now Lewistown, Md.6-17-1739.from there to Rockingham county

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Guest: Marilyn Mugan Holmes, Cedar Rapids, IA
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 10:10:11 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs, PA German Nicknames, PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Zeigman(n), Ziegman(n)
Comments: I actually discovered your site(s) by entering on Google, "German Nicknames". Learned much from your "naming patterns, letter/sound substitutions". Actually, I am looking for references to a g, g, grandmother's given name, which , due to the inability to read a census taker's handwriting may have been Lugwiga, Hedwiga, or any number of possibilities. I believe she settled in WI, by way of PA, in around 1850. Thanks for your work to help us "newbies".

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Guest: Lois Neuber, Sugar Run, PA
Date-Time: Monday, February 09, 2004 at 19:58:58 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Overpeck, Gunert, Krieg, Landis, Musselman, Hunsinger, Mann
Comments: Interesting facts about Nicknames (some of which I did not know) and the German Naming Customs. Thank you. Lots of my families are German.

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Guest: Joyce Horner, Richmond Hill (York County), Ontario
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 00:07:17 (CST)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Horner
Comments: I am the Treasurer of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society - York Chapter. Our ancesters came up from PA in 1804+ and we are celebrating our 200th year in 2004. The Horner family was one of the settler families that made the 500 mile trek in their conestoga wagons. Our family still resides on part of the land we settled on 200 years ago. What a legacy ! Across the road remains our family cemetery which now is "under attack" by the Town of Richmond Hill and the land developer. The fight continues. Would like to hook up with any Horners in PA.

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Guest: Celia Millington-Wyckoff, State College, PA
Date-Time: Friday, January 30, 2004 at 14:47:28 (CST)
Page visited: DNAPrint Results Log Book
Surnames of interest: Denton, Odell, Leichliter, Cunningham, McCorkle, Morrison, Sloan, Haynes, Ferris, Hoyt, and more
Comments: I'm not a native Pennsylvanian, nor do I have PA Deutsch ancestry (although I do have a few German ancestors who settled early on in Appalachia). But I keep close tabs on the results being posted on the DNAPrint Log Book (I posted my results there--87% IE, 13% EA-- in October 2003--great idea to set up that Log Book!) I am increasingly intrigued by the number of people with no known "Asian" ancestry who present with "East Asian" results. My opinion (based on no expertise in genetics, admittedly ;-) is that this "East Asian" result is really just Native American DNA for which no standard has been established (in other words, it differs in some way from the standard that Ancestry by DNA has set for "Native American DNA." Likely some tribal origin difference.) Even Ancestry by DNA seems to be coming around to this view, and hopefully the 2.5 and 3.0 DNAPrint tests--when they are available--will clear up the confusion.

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Guest: Rebecca Corroo, San Dimas, California
Date-Time: Friday, January 30, 2004 at 09:17:31 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Slabaugh
Comments: Very interesting as to the two names children were given. Thank you. It explains a lot to me.

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Guest: Cindy Baier (Christman), Lebanon, Pa
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 19:00:32 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Daniel Christman 1-20-1811 was married to Susanna Kerchner and they are my ggg grandparents.
Comments: I am trying to gather information about Daniel Christman 1-1811, John Christman 1872 and how they connect to my life.

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Guest: Russell A. Heckman, Indianapolis Indiana
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 17:31:56 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Heckman
Comments: I have researched my roots back to I believe Johann Peter Heckman who was born in germany in the early 1700's and was married to elizabeth margaretha

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Guest: koos kerkenaar Newborough Vic. Australia
Date-Time: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 05:13:31 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Kerkenaar
Comments: looking for fam, and history

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Guest: Rae Lynn Whetzel-Bessant Ashtabula, Ohio
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 21:54:48 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Whetzel,Whetsel,Davis
Comments: My Father's Family on both sides are from Fayette Co, PA. (S.W.) I have two sets of Whetzel (sel) Grandparents a generation a part who were Whetzel (sel) cousins...therefore everyone is "Related". I have completed a lot of exciting research on my early family but found some dead ends too. I have a grandfather that no one seems to beable to find who his parents were ect. Enjoyed your site. Thank you

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Guest: Clyde R. Rice, Freeman Mo. via Denver, & n/e NE.
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 21:52:01 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Rice, Coats, Pascoe, Inscho, Bigelow, Hurley
Comments: Great sites, Charles!

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