2005 Kerchner Genealogy Home Page Guest Log Entries


Guest: Richard Taubar
Date-Time: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 09:02:29 (CST)
Page visited: Genealogy
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Charles, One of my close friends is Charles Fredrick (Fred) Kercher. We grew up together in Sayre, Pennsylvania. His father Charles was originally from the Lebanon, Pennsylvania area. Fred now lives in Ohio and he does not have a computer so I am printing some of your family history information and sending it to him. Best Regards, Richard

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Guest: Dolores Nesloney, Victoria TX
Date-Time: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 20:38:27 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Christman, Grubb(Grob)
Comments: Very interesting!

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Guest: Suzette Davis
Date-Time: Sunday, December 04, 2005 at 12:52:49 (CST)
Page visited: kerchner surname Y-DNA project
Surnames of interest: Kirschner Kirchner
Comments: I would be interested in this but is this only DNA testing for men? in the family lines I have: 2 Johann Rosenhamer b: Abt. 1663 in Postfelden, Germany d: June 19, 1741 ……. . +Anna Kirschner (grandmother 9 generations back) and another: ……………………………..8 Michael "Joseph" Rosenhamer b: September 12, 1872 in New Germany, Cambria County, Pennsylvania d: August 02, 1961 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Ks. ………………………………. +Agnes Kirchner b: November 23, 1873 in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania d: June 02, 1955 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Ks. Agnes (my great-grandmother) I would love to participate but am not clearly certain on the gender issue, regarding participation.

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Guest: Jenne Aakster origenal from Holland before frisi
Date-Time: Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 12:54:02 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Most of origenal people Dutch or Deutch Maby where Frisians or from Dutch Fries or from ost friesland they lived just up to the Daniesborder and they all spook Fiesian.

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Guest: JOSEPH D. ROUGH, PUEBLO, COLORADO
Date-Time: Monday, November 21, 2005 at 23:53:24 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: RAUCH, ROUGH, ROWE, SMOKE, SMOAKS
Comments: VERY INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT ABOUT MY FAMILY FROM THE 1762 TAX LIST AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THE FAMILY. THANKS.

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Guest: Asaba Onyeolu, New York
Date-Time: Friday, November 11, 2005 at 04:44:00 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: My Actual DNAPrint Results for IE,EA,NA,SSAF Population Groups: IE,EA, NA, SSAF were, 99, 0, 0,
Comments: I expected to be about 5% NA due to family lore, but did not expect the 1% SSAF. But, my paternal YDNA is J2, so the 1% SSAF could be Morrocan. Or, it could be noise. I do plan to purchase the Euro 1.0 test in the near future.

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Guest: Ann Hoff, Brady, Texas
Date-Time: Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 17:38:29 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Loudenslager
Comments: This is a great site. I have visited many times hoping to see a link between the PA Loudenslager's and the Maryland Loudenslagers. I am descended from Solomon Loudenslager b. abt 1811 in MD, d. 1882 in Baltimore, MD. Married Harriet Ann France...their son George Washington Loudenslager married Julia A. Cooper...their daughter Harriet Loudenslager married Richard Frederick Kohlhoff. In the Baltimore area around Ft. McHenry is a place called Loudenslager Hill that has been so named for many years. Also can not find the origin of how that name came to be. If any of this is familiar please let me know. Thank You for the great site!!"spa

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Guest: Ernst E. Nill, Stade, Germany
Date-Time: Monday, October 10, 2005 at 04:40:52 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Behrentin or Berentin or Berenthin and other possible variations
Comments: the maiden name of my wife is Behrentin. And we know only her living brothers and sisters. From her father (deceased) she knows that her orgigin is from Kφnigsberg / now Kaliningrad / East Prussia. But he did not tell her more, so she was only able to obtain some information about her grandfather and mother. All further researches failed, especially the search for possible l i v i n g people with that surname. Can anybody help? Thanks, Ernst

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Guest: Lee Clark, Zion, Illinois
Date-Time: Sunday, October 09, 2005 at 18:08:07 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Mogle, Clark, Puhl, McCormack
Comments: I have an ancestor by the name of VALENTINE MOGLE who was born January 22, 1758 in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately I can do a DNA test for Mogle. I have done a Y DNA test for CLARK.

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Guest: Joe Freedle, Portland TN
Date-Time: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 at 22:29:33 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Freedle, Freedley, Friddle
Comments: Thanks for the information. It has been very helpful in understanding some of the names we have found.

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Guest: Keni Barrell, Mertztown,PA
Date-Time: Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 15:54:19 (CDT)
Page visited: 1812 Project
Surnames of interest: Coffin, Angstadt, Stopp, Barrell, Bieber
Comments: concentrating on Coffin surname. No listing with surnames, must have moved into the area after 1812.

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Guest: Gail Murphy
Date-Time: Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 16:43:10 (CDT)
Page visited: All of the above
Surnames of interest: Kerbaugh, Ottinger, Brand
Comments: I really loved your web site.

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Guest: Pearl DeMeritt Smith
Date-Time: Friday, September 16, 2005 at 21:00:14 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: DeMeritt
Comments: Iam adopted trying to find a link to birth family. Not DeMeritt

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Guest: ELROY BEVER TWO RIVERS WISCONSIN
Date-Time: Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 08:05:06 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: BEVER,BEIVER,BIVER,DAUL,WUNSCH,JUNG,BEINE,MALICH,HIRSCH,
Comments: I HAVE BEEN DOING MY FAMILY RESEARCH SINCE 1991. NOW IN 2005 I AM RETIRED AND HAVE TIME TO HIT IT HARD, BEEVES

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Guest: Anita McNulty
Date-Time: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 01:48:08 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Deutsch BGA Homepage
Surnames of interest: Heiny, Lichty.
Comments: My relatives were from Pennsylvania, a branch-off of the Mennonites (Church of the Brethren).

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Guest: Jerry O'Brien, Fredericton, N.B., Canada
Date-Time: Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 05:46:41 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: O'Brien,Hurley, Harriman, Murdoch
Comments: Interested in European ( Irish & Scottish) local

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Guest: Wm Cartwright, Shreveport, LA
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 11:53:35 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Teschner
Comments: I appreciated the information you've compiled. I am not of PA Dutch-Germanic cescent, however am of the same Teuton stock...lol. Found it to be very interesting and clears some of my confusion, and once again thank you.

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Guest: Steve Fix, Forest, VA
Date-Time: Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 15:14:26 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Fix
Comments: We are starting a Fix DNA Project and I have just started to look at your site and wish to learn from your work. I am immediately struck that your project goals and problems are the same as ours ie. German speaking immigrants with initial immigration in the mid 1700s to Berks Co., PA.

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Guest: NinaPascale, Omaha, NE
Date-Time: Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 13:32:03 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Gossard, Palmatier, McEwen, Hamble, Van Deusen,Pascale, Vosburgh
Comments: This clarifies the why of a family in SE PA in the 18th century, who called two sons Johann Jacob and Johann Frieze. A most helpful explanation, though it seems to be much more widespread than German origins. as I have found. NP

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Guest: George Robert Schumann
Date-Time: Monday, August 22, 2005 at 15:01:30 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Schumann
Comments: Thank you for a wonderful learning lesson. Your web site is extremely well designed. You must be a very thoughtful person.

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Guest: Anne Cassell
Date-Time: Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 15:18:48 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page; DNA project;; PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Keller, Mays (Maze), Miles, Vogel, Huffman (Hoffman), Keyser, Dovel,
Comments: Have reached dead end on my paternal great grandfather James Miles b.1842, d.1895. He was a bookbinder in Phila. My grandfather was orphaned at a young age and his aunt Pauline Vogel raised him, hence little or no information. Paternal grandmother was Jennie May Keller from New Holland & her father I believe was Harrison Keller. Looking for info on that side also. I believe her mother was a Mays. My mother's side (Huffman & Keyser) can be traced back to 1737 when they settled in Lancaster Co and thence to the Shenandoah Valley. Have traced back to 1600's in Schlesien Preussen. Would love to participate in your DNA project but the dead ends on my dad's side have me stumped. You have a great site.

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Guest: Neil Webner, Columbus, Oh
Date-Time: Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 14:44:33 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Webner, Blough, Walton, Walz
Comments: interesting naming convention.

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Guest: Jan Topliff - Concord, CA
Date-Time: Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 14:49:47 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming Patterns, Kerchner Genealogy Home Page, a couple others.
Surnames of interest: OSWALT, WEAVER, WEBER, HERSHEY, TREASTER, YOUNG, KING, LAZARUS, NESS, STOVER,
Comments: Your site is wonderful. I've read many articles on the German/Celtic naming pattern; yours is by far the most comprehensive. miThe information is written in a clear, concise manner and very easy to follow.

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Guest: Dorothy Wilkins
Date-Time: Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 08:06:47 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Hidy, Heyde, Heidy, Heydee, Hidey, Trexler, Drechsler
Comments: Thank you for making this opportunity available.

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Guest: David F. Thompson, Atlanta, GA
Date-Time: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 10:32:36 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Thompson, Richey, Smith, Barrow, Payne, Hamby, Fuller, Robertson, Mayes, Kimbrough, Daniell
Comments: My interest is to learn. Thank you.

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Guest: Virginia (Furrer) Dusseau, Temperance, MI
Date-Time: Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 01:26:39 (CDT)
Page visited: All of the above.
Surnames of interest: Andrews (my grandfather was Leon Elliott Andrews) Sherman, Joseph (my great grandfather) Furrer, Johan (John) Furrer- Swiss/German, born in Turbenthal, Zurich, Switzerand. My great grandfather. Feldman or Feltman, born in Auraura, Zurich, Switzerland, My great grandmother.
Comments: I love your site. It's one of the best ones that I have seen. And --the Pennsylvania Polka, was fantastic. I didn't expect it and it scared the tar out of me, until I realized it was from your site and not my Windows Media Player. My Andrew ancestors are Pennsylvania Dutch (German). My Bressler ancestors, also came from Germany and I do believe that they settled in Pennsylvania. My Furrer and Feldman/Feltman ancestors came from Switzerland and up to now, I have note been able to locate their background in Switzerland. I am 70 years old and cannot afford to pay a genealogist for their help. As a result, all I can do is keep searching and maybe I will have a break thru. I am trying to get our family tree all in order, for my 14 year old granddaughter, who is very interested in genealogy and after I am gone, I know she will continue with our family tree. If you have any suggestions, on my Swiss research, I would greatly appreciate it. If you reply to this, please use the same eight letter Validation Keyword, that you have your guest use. I know that there is a lot of spam, viruses, etc., that sure try to interfer with our computers. Thank you very much. Gratefully yours, Virginia (Ginny) Dusseau P.S. Again, I think you site is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with me and everyone else.

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Guest: Floyd G. Wingard, Arlington, TX.
Date-Time: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 19:15:14 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Wingard, Ochs
Comments: John Adam Wingard,his wife Anna Barbara Ochs and children: John Mathias, Mary Margaret, George Michael, Catherina, and John George arrived in the port of Charleston on the ship Elizabeth on Jan. 25, 1753, havung sailed from Rotterdam with a stop over in Cowes, Eng. A sixth child, Christian was born in South Carolina. I am trying to find a way to research the family in Germany. Some researchers also think that the family originated in Switzerland.

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Guest: Angel Oakhurst, Cave Junction OR
Date-Time: Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 22:16:21 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Weise, Woltz, Wolz, Baker
Comments: very informative, thank you.

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Guest: Robert W. Cress Jr , Grand Junction CO
Date-Time: Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 12:22:12 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Cress, Poer,Moore,Lynn, Cason, Spivey
Comments: Thank You

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Guest: helmut reinhardt
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 06:55:37 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner genealogy homepage
Surnames of interest: Eisenhardt.Reinhardt,Riehm, Breitling
Comments: Andreas Eisenhardt who was married to a Jarrett, is an ancestor of my Eisenhardts in Dachtel and Deufringen. I am confused why the birthplace of Andreas is in Deckenpfronn, whether than Dachtel. There are Reinhardts in both Dachtel and Deckenpfronn, but have not found connection.

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Guest: Kenneth L. Forney, Pismo Beach, CA.
Date-Time: Monday, July 18, 2005 at 15:07:05 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Forney, Blough, Beeghly
Comments: Great grandfather, Peter Forney, was born in Somerset County, PA. November 28, 1828, and died in Glendale, AZ. December 25, 1915. He was the son of John Forney and Susanah Beeghly Forney. Great grandmother, Mary Blough, the daughter of Abraham Blough and Mary Matilda (Griffith) Blough, was born August 24, 1829, in Lancaster County, PA and died September 2, 1871, on the homestead, at Garrison, Iowa and was buried in the cemetery at Carlisle Grove, Benton County, Iowa.

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Guest: Nancy Anne Yoder
Date-Time: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 21:36:53 (CDT)
Page visited: DeLong webpage
Surnames of interest: Yoder, Joder, Maurer, DeLong, Kutz, Miller, Smith, LaFollette, LeFollet, Reinhart, Russell, Weidner.
Comments: Interesting web page. DNA information is the wave of the future. I hope to participate with the DeLong project some day.

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Guest: Tom Walbert, Oklahoma City, Ok.
Date-Time: Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 22:08:19 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Walbert
Comments: I'm really new to this and will appreciate any help finding ancestors of my GGfather, Jonathan Walbert 1844-1920, from Sherwood, Michigan who served in the 25th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, lost leg at Lost Mountain, Ga. in 1863. Somewhere in the past the name Geltner fits in.

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Guest: Ken Pelzel (Pelzl), Mead Colorado
Date-Time: Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 13:51:03 (CDT)
Page visited: Genealogy Tips
Surnames of interest: Rohr, Dreher, Staab
Comments: Great site.

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Guest: David Kerchner, Reading Pa.
Date-Time: Monday, July 04, 2005 at 13:31:58 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy HP
Surnames of interest: Kerchner
Comments: Nice to see

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Guest: Larry Munden, Sugar Land, Texas
Date-Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 09:51:06 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Surname Y-DNA Project Home Page
Surnames of interest: Munden and variants
Comments: Considering doing a Name study ane looking at the various existing web page doing Name studies.

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Guest: Terry Homan Adams, Knoxville TN
Date-Time: Monday, June 20, 2005 at 13:14:19 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Woll, Anne Elizabeth
Comments: Just beginning searches, thanks

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Guest: Ruth Fetterman Filer, Apollo, PA
Date-Time: Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 14:47:45 (CDT)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Fetterman, DeHaven, King, Miller,
Comments: I have a huge notebook of my ancestors on both of my parents sides. Your listing was most interesting but I confess I am new to the search idea. On your listing of surnames there were many codes which serious searchers probably know. I, however, do not. Is there a place on your page where these are defined or is there a place I could look? My main interest in all 4 family backgrounds is to see if I can connect to the DAR. I suspect there are several connections but I really am new at the search. How does one connect to the Mormon listing? To the Federal government in Washington? Is there a fee for the site you are using? Any help would be appreciated. I cannot yet see our connections but I am sure they are there.

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Guest: Jason Clark(Lautenschlager), Oshkosh, WI
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 22:51:34 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Lautenschlager
Comments: Hello Mr. Kerchner, I'm trying to find information on my biological "dad" (Robert Lautenschlager). Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appretiated.

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Guest: Joe Kerchner, Mendota IL
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 22:30:13 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner.com
Surnames of interest:
Comments: There are a few of us Kerchners in Mendota IL

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Guest: Mark A Bittenbender
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 14:19:48 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Bittenbender
Comments: just looking up bittenbender history came accross site

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Guest: kathy kircher english
Date-Time: Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 09:28:05 (CDT)
Page visited: pa dutch are not dutch
Surnames of interest: kircher family of billed hungrary
Comments: i love finding other people with the last name. and everyone has been so helpful with much other info to check into

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Guest: Shirley A. Herman
Date-Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 22:46:09 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Herman, Webber, Edris, Reber, Filbert, Noll, Stein, Moyer, Spittler
Comments: Thanks for such a thorough explanation of a fascinating subject! Really enjoyed studying it!

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Guest: Larry Wayne Laudenslager, Catasauqua, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 22:11:16 (CDT)
Page visited: Laudenslager Surname
Surnames of interest: Laudenslager, Michael
Comments: My father was Donald Robert Laudenslager from Cementon, PA. He married Miriam Helen Michael from Catasauqua were she still lives. Her mother was a Flickinger. His father was Lloyd Robert Laudenslager who passed away sometime in the early to mid forties. I participate, as a hobby, in a historical reinactment group known as the SCA, pre-1600 Europe and Asia. In doing this, we create a personna and name to go with. I have been using my mothers maiden name of Michael and a Scottish personna circa 1300. Recently, mostly due my liking the eleborate clothing of the era and erea, I was thinking of using my German heritage, and was trying to find the correct German spelling. What I found was much more, thank you.

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Guest: Katherine Chorman, Staten Island, NY
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 13:26:33 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Chorman, Chormann, Corman, Korman, Kormann
Comments: I appreciate your site. Just discovered it today. Hope to learn more and to become a genealogist.

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Guest: Dianne Hunter, Metairie, La.
Date-Time: Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:02:47 (CDT)
Page visited: German Naming customs,
Surnames of interest: Wetzel,johnson,maher,walsh,kenny,duncan,feazel,lazaroe,whalen,
Comments: Really enjoyed reading your about the germans and the name wetzel.

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Guest: Vickie (Pickel) Kelley
Date-Time: Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 20:58:10 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Pickell, Pickel
Comments: My father was born in Ephrata, PA . My whole father's side of the family were from that same area, Hershey area too. My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Pickell and she married a Pickel

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Guest: Pamela WELLS nee ROBERSON
Date-Time: Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 15:00:33 (CDT)
Page visited: WELLS ~ ROBERSON ~
Surnames of interest: BUBECK, KLOPFER, BAISCH, LAUTENSCHLA(E)GER, MCDORMAN ~ REEVES ~ POOLE ~ DOCKERY ~ ROBERSON ~ GALLESPIE ~ DAVISON ~ HOOVER ~ WELLS ~ ROHDE & REED.
Comments: Thanks for the opportunity to connect with other family genealogy leads. I appreciate your efforts! Sincerely, Pamela

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Guest: hans strassmeier pittsburgh pa.
Date-Time: Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 20:39:57 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner geneaolgy home page
Surnames of interest: strassmeier, buchner
Comments: loved your article it was great,keep up the good work. hans

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Guest: Clara Harsh, Cincinnati, Ohio
Date-Time: Friday, May 13, 2005 at 15:44:15 (CDT)
Page visited: PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: HArsh, Hengst, Keller, Marx, Funk, Hoke, Schneider, Schaeffer, Salz, Neff, Oberholzer, Helrigle, Spengler
Comments: A nickname that slowed down our research was Peggy for Rebecca. We surmise that her fahter in dictating his will talked about his daughter "Pecky" and it became Peggy in the written will.

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Guest: margaret smith temperance, michigan
Date-Time: Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 19:54:07 (CDT)
Page visited: kerchner.com/wetzelwetzeldna.htm
Surnames of interest: wetzel
Comments: i am female but i could have my brother do the dna test someday. my grandmother was a wetzel born in parkersburg w va.

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Guest: Robbyn Beckman, Cedartown, GA
Date-Time: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 13:02:46 (CDT)
Page visited: German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Weinman
Comments: No comments

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Guest: James W. Churchner, Austin,Texas,USA
Date-Time: Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 14:26:54 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Churchner,
Comments: Just interesting information you provide. My fathers father was left in a boys home many years back, so that is where our family name ended....From my Aunt's research yes Churchner is English and German. But I wonder did the name get changed, and should have been something else. Like Kerchner, Krischner....interest, but I have never realy bother to check into it.

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Guest: Bruner Ontario, NY
Date-Time: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 17:15:15 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Brunner,Bruner,Swails,Pfannebaker,Phannebacher,Pannebaker,Boganreif,Rucker
Comments: Interesting and imformative web site

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

Guest: London, UK
Date-Time: Monday, April 18, 2005 at 17:39:52 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Hernandez
Comments: Keep up the good work on your site. It is unique and I have found few like it on the net, i.e. those relating to geneological research.

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

Guest: Luc Belgium
Date-Time: Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 18:15:38 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Keep up the good work :)

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

Guest: Lynda Gibbs, Mableton, Georgia
Date-Time: Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 17:41:14 (CDT)
Page visited: Pennsylvania Dutch Are Of German Heritage, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Keener, Barns, Edwards, Ellis, et al
Comments: Thank you for your time, effort and talent for placing this site online. It has been a huge help to me personally.

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): lynda2-Sunday-bellsouth.net

Guest: B. Dave Sarles, Jr.
Date-Time: Friday, April 08, 2005 at 10:46:45 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German, Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Sarles
Comments: My Ebenezer SARLES is said to have been born about 1783, was of Pennsylvania Ancestry and came from New York State, near the Pennsylvania border. I know there were many Sarles in Westchester County at that time, but I would not consider that near the Pennsylvania border. Suggestions will be welcomed.

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): sarles-Friday-hal-pc.org

Guest: Mary Jo sibel, Colmar PA.
Date-Time: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 09:03:11 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: John Daniel Shankweiler b/1769 PA., Daniel Shankweiler b/1796 PA.,John Jacob Shankweiler b/1735 Germany.
Comments: Elias Derr married Eliza Shankweiler on 03 Dec 1843 German Reformed Church, Tohickon, Bucks County, PA.Working on the Shankweiler Family. Thanks, Mary Jo

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

Guest: Wayne Wood, Mississauga, ON Canada
Date-Time: Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 17:47:59 (CDT)
Page visited: PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch
Surnames of interest: Sornberger, Sornborger
Comments: Interesting sight, new to genealogy, try to find out all I can about family

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): wayne.w-Sunday-sympatico.ca

Guest: Judith Russell
Date-Time: Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 09:16:28 (CDT)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: German families of Hatzenbόhl, Bavaria, Germany.
Comments: I found your web address in "Trace your Roots." Thanks for the service.

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): jrussell2-Sunday-charter.net

Guest: Nancy Hendrick, Vero Beach, Fl
Date-Time: Friday, April 01, 2005 at 15:50:47 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Frantz, Andreas, Wotring
Comments: This is a great web site, Charlie. I'm still working on getting participants. I have documented three families that are definite connections but I have a number of them that are possibles. You are doing a wonderful job,

Email address: (To use delete '-Friday-' and add @ sign in that position): njhendricks-Friday-earthlink,net

Guest: Jill Gathers Weber, Brookville, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 22:54:37 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest:
Comments: I am the granddaughter of Hallie Frantz Grinnell whose father was Alexander U. Frantz. I have been in touch with Shirley Coffey(third cousn)who has done a wonderful job of researching and gathering the genealogy of our family. This has been a fascinating journey learning of our ancestors. Just thought I would say 'hello' to you, another relative!

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

Guest: Shirley Coffey West Chester Pa
Date-Time: Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 02:07:12 (CST)
Page visited: DNA, and PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames
Surnames of interest: Frantz,Moorhead,Cavender,Sample,Buzzard, Shaffer,Boyer, King
Comments: I find your DNA project very interesting and I'm looking forward to see what the results are.

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): coffey2go-Sunday-aol.com

Guest: Bill & Donna Whisenhunt, De Queen Ar.
Date-Time: Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 08:57:13 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Helwig, Knittle.
Comments: This is a very informated web site. Bill Whisenhunt is of German descent and indian, I Donna am of German, Irish and indian descent, this info will help me.

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): donna3-Saturday-alltel.net

Guest: Thomas Joseph Kirchner, Carmel IN
Date-Time: Friday, March 25, 2005 at 15:01:51 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kerchner, Kirchner
Comments: My Great grandfather was Gallus Kerchner from Baden-Baden in the Black Forest area. He came ovet to North Vernon, Indiana approximately 1849. A name change was made, reason is unknown. Please provide any suggested sources to possibly tie ancestors to the German Kerchner clan. Also interested in more info on DNA.

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

Guest: marynelson 723B capitola ave.Capitola ca.95010
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 12:15:45 (CST)
Page visited: kerchnergenealogyhomepage,pagermannamingcustoms penndutcharegermansDNA
Surnames of interest: henry layman born1775 married elizabeth wetzel born 1778 born in shenandoah, va. she was my great great grandmother
Comments: I am interested in D.N.A.also saw the name Wetzel mentioned in your family names.

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): mrnels27-Wednesday-aol.comkerchner

Guest: Mary Jett Huber-----Raymond, Wa,
Date-Time: Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 22:08:10 (CST)
Page visited: PA German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Wagenknecht, Korphage, Hoffnauer, Abst
Comments: Going to Southern, Eastern Germany this fall and trying to find areas these families lived---Prussia, Breslau, now Wroclaw, now Poland..Ant descendants living in US? Thanks

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

Guest: Junella Engle-Hamblin, Williamsburg, KY.
Date-Time: Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 20:59:16 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Engle, Beyerl, Sturm, Runyon, Lawson, Surber, Hamblin
Comments: Researching the family ancestors with German connections.

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

Guest: Harold B Houser, Tucson AZ
Date-Time: Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 17:56:06 (CST)
Page visited: Ethnic Group DNA Project
Surnames of interest: Houser, Studebaker, Lehman
Comments: mtDNA by Oxford Katrine; matrilineal line to Magdelena Lehman, b 1746, wife of David Studebaker; David son of Clement Studebaker, immigrant from Solingen area. Houser line to Pennsylvania mid 1700's but have not been able to detemine geographical Germany source. Is my entry in your study of interest to you?

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

Guest: Renate, BC Canada
Date-Time: Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 12:29:57 (CST)
Page visited: German naming customs and some of the others listed
Surnames of interest: Ritter, Ruch, Albrecht
Comments: Nice work. Cleared up some of my questions that I had especially regarding names.

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

Guest: Carol Truman, Surrey, BC Canada
Date-Time: Friday, March 18, 2005 at 21:12:20 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home page
Surnames of interest: Braun, Feakes, Dyck, Dueck
Comments: Your website has been very useful in providing information to my Braun family tree search. Also appreciated your article on "PA dutch are German". Cleared up a lot of confusion. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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

Guest: Sharon Verble, Schluter, Trampe; Union Co., IL
Date-Time: Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 18:18:48 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: John Verble
Comments: I have the old famly Bible listing Jacob Verble, 1844 and his family living in Union Co. IL. He is my gr. gr. grandfather. Living next door to Jacob was his brother, Ebenezer Verble. The Census says their father was from NC; I believe Rowan Co. I believe John Verble born 1811 may have been their father but I'm not sure and I am questioning who John's father was. I received your address from Ruth Wylie and she said you might be able to help with information on John. I'd appreciate any help or advice you might be able to give. Thanks Sharon

Email address: (To use delete '-Thursday-' and add @ sign in that position): macs1-Thursday-juno.com

Guest: Lois Frantz Vulpi, Newark, California
Date-Time: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 12:44:14 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Guest Book
Surnames of interest: Frantz, Woodley, Dugan, Zettler
Comments: I looked for Frantz in the Kerchner Guest Book signings, but found none. Will you be having a seperate Guest Book for Frantz?

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

Guest: Desiree Creek, KS
Date-Time: Monday, March 14, 2005 at 16:01:52 (CST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs (among other pages)
Surnames of interest: Creek (aka Kreek, Kreeg, Krieg, Grieg, Gerig, Creak, Kreck, etc, etc)
Comments: This website offered me a lot of fascinating information that I was unware of. I really found it not only interesting, but extremely helpful. I was especially interested in the patterns of naming children after family members. Thank you for putting this information on the website, it was very helpful in my research.

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

Guest: Donald A. Drusch
Date-Time: Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 21:32:17 (CST)
Page visited: Home Page
Surnames of interest: Drusch, Zabel, Ulrich
Comments: Above names settled in Minnesota, late 1800's

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

Guest: Kenneth R. Degler, Shartlesville & Hamburg, PA
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 15:44:28 (CST)
Page visited: (PA Dutch Are German Not Dutch, PA German Nicknames, etc.)
Surnames of interest: Degler home at Bloody Springs Historical marker
Comments: I am trying to find out the name of the Degler boy that survived the bloody springs massacre and who his father was that was killed by the indians in the 1700s. Also date of the massacre. The massacre occured between what is now Shartlesville and Strausstown at the foot of the Blue Mountain below Degler Gap. I am 70 years old and now live in New Jersey for the past fourty-two years, bfore that I was in the Korean War and Vietnam War and lived all over the world. Thank you for a wonderful web site. Ken Degler

Email address: (To use delete '-Tuesday-' and add @ sign in that position): Kend7-Tuesday-aol.com

Guest: Charles Ryall, Cowan, Australia
Date-Time: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 05:25:56 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Kurtzmann
Comments: An excelent introduction to the emerging genealogical research tool. I do not know the Prussian villiage my Kurtzmann ancestors left in 1849.

Email address: (To use delete '-Tuesday-' and add @ sign in that position): chas.ryall-Tuesday-bigpond.com

Guest: Gene Hills, Hudson, Florida
Date-Time: Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 12:58:12 (CST)
Page visited: 1812 Project
Surnames of interest: Schwander/Swander, Hall/Hahl/Haal, Glick/Gluck, Deily, Beck,
Comments: These families lived in Berk & LeHigh Counties and soon after 1800 moved to Pickaway and Fairfield Counties,Ohio. Would like to verify information.

Email address: (To use delete '-Saturday-' and add @ sign in that position): j2ghills-Saturday-msn.com

Guest: Nancy Ferko, Anchorage, Alaska
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 21:42:28 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest: Fenner,Staring,Schaufler, McCaffery
Comments: Hi, Loved your music! Wouldn't be the Ferko String Band would it! Many ancestors are Palatines..however my ferko line is from Canada

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

Guest: Karen Leffler, Greenacres, FL
Date-Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 17:01:16 (CST)
Page visited: PA German Naming Customs
Surnames of interest: Stutzman, von Stutzman
Comments: Stutzman is my Mother's maiden name. She claims that her father once said that it was "von" Stutzman. I know that "von" was used as an indication of nobility, and from all recorded info that I have, there were no Stutzman nobles. They were Amish farmers who settled in Berks County, PA in 1720 and moved to Somerset County, PA sometime later. Could "von" been used by them?

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

Guest: Carol Winters Julian, Alpharetta, GA
Date-Time: Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 20:36:24 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home, PA Dutch Are German, Descendancy lists Other Surnames of Interest (Christman, Jacob)
Surnames of interest: Christman, Winters, Searfoss, Eckhart
Comments: Amazed at how much info you've gathered--very much appreciate your sharing through your webpages, quite helpful. Just started this "hobby" about a yr ago & I'm hooked now. Am having difficulty, however, finding info on "my" Jacob Christman from Carbon Co area. THANK YOU for ALL YOUR HARD WORK & SHARING, Mr Kerchner

Email address: (To use delete '-Thursday-' and add @ sign in that position): cjulian295-Thursday-aol.com

Guest: David Beck
Date-Time: Sunday, February 06, 2005 at 11:36:43 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy homepage
Surnames of interest: Phillipina Kerschner, Michael Fenstmacher, Catherine Beck, Conrad Kerschner.
Comments: Catherine and Conrad are Phillipina's parents. Phillipina was born on 20 sep 1753 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany. I am looking for any information on this family.

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

Guest: Donna Halverstadt McKnight Lincoln Ne.
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 04:08:36 (CST)
Page visited:
Surnames of interest:
Comments: Great Website. I feel we might be related. My Mother was a Schweitzer, Betty Jean, from an Amish Mennonite society in Ne. Milford Ne. Her Dad was Rudy and her Mom was Elsie. Thanks

Email address: (To use delete '-Wednesday-' and add @ sign in that position): Donna68508-Wednesday-peoplepc.com

Guest: Connee Stewart, Mount Vernon, Illinois
Date-Time: Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 13:17:43 (CST)
Page visited: Kerchner Genealogy Home Page
Surnames of interest: Pitchford,Johnston,
Comments: I am a beginner. Wonderful site. Full of information. I want to know where my ancestors came from down through the eons. Did they start in Africa, than across Europe and Asia, across the Bering Strait and then south. Is there an dna test to tell me that?? Thanks for this opportunity!!

Email address: (To use delete '-Sunday-' and add @ sign in that position): connee12-Sunday-yahoo.com

Guest: Gary Willis, Manvel (south of Houston), Texas
Date-Time: Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 17:54:04 (CST)
Page visited: German Naming Customs, PA
Surnames of interest: Sensor, Zintzer
Comments: Mr. Kerchner, Thanks for a great article. As to the "in" convention designating females, I have noted in certain church records circa 1770-1790 that unmarried women carried the "in", but that a married woman seemed to have her husbands last name without the "in". Once widowed, the "in" was restored. Is this a usual pattern or something unique?

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

Guest: Cindy Guckenberg, Fort Wayne, IN.
Date-Time: Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 17:03:18 (CST)
Page visited: 18th century PA German naming customs
Surnames of interest: Stull,Stolle,Lutz,Stullenberger
Comments: My grandfather always said we were PA Dutch. The reason I checked this website. Know Henry Stull b.1794 Quincy town,Frankin Co, PA. Then Solomon Stull b.1833,Samuel b.1862,Ralph b.1895,Wilma (Stull) Ratliff b.1925, then me. Cant find Germans before Henry. We all live in the Midwest, now.

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