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Germany and German Ancestry

This group was created for anyone interested in researching German Ancestry.

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Comment by Joy Rehm Benninghoven on June 14, 2019 at 10:24am

This is my dad's side both THIEME and REHM.  Any help is wonderful. My grandpa was born in Milwaukee. HENRY CHARLES ROEHM/REHM.

Comment by Joy Rehm Benninghoven on June 14, 2019 at 10:20am
Select a profile image for CAROLIN LOUISA THIEME FROEDE REHM.



Birth 15 JAN 1838 IM 1851 TO ILL 1854 Langstadt, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse, Germany

Death 21 NOV 1902 Milwaukee, Ward 9, Wis 909 Walnut Street

Comment by Mary Ellen Rohrer Dexter on June 13, 2019 at 3:51pm

Hi Sonja. I find the late 1700s and early 1800s to be a time I hit a lot of brick walls.  I hope someone can help. I would love to see things pick up on this site. 

Comment by Sonja Healey on June 13, 2019 at 3:41pm

I am studying the families Scheer and Mergler. They come from Bavaria. I am especially searching for information about my great-great grandfather Karl-Josef Scheer, born about 1800. I am stuck in my studies and would appreciate any info about him and his parents.

Comment by Dorie Wilsnack on December 23, 2018 at 7:59pm

I have just joined the group. I am researching two German families. The NELSON family were German Jews from Emmendingen in Baden. They took the name NELSON when Jewish communities in that region were required to adopt common surnames. The WILSNACK family resided in Meyenburg, Prignitz, in Brandenburg. Both families emigrated to New York City in 1850. I have some experience in German research and have visited both cities, but I am still filling out many gaps in the family history.

Comment by Helen Pust on October 15, 2018 at 11:59am

Does anyone have Pust families in the Appleton, Benson Minnesota?  Looking for family connection for August Pust b. Zehrten Prussia 1867 immigrated to USA Jan 1891.  He married Johanna Brose  in (nee Lucke) 1895 then the family moved to Canada on the Dominion Land Grants in 1904.

Comment by Helen Pust on October 3, 2018 at 9:25pm

I am sorry to hear you had to close this down.  I am taking a German `101 class on line and sometimes I believe a chat room helps those who are finding their families.  Thank you for your good work Perileen and if you ever do start this or another site similar pls let me know

Helen Pust

Comment by Perileen Smith on July 29, 2018 at 3:48pm

I am sorry this page and group is not more active.  I had high hopes.  I did manage to get the marriage certificate translated on Genealogy Translations.

Comment by Brian Charles Maclachlan on July 22, 2018 at 9:31am

My name is Brian Maclachlan from Australia and I am researching my wife's ancestors with the surname of Bamberger tracing some back to an area near Bamberg in the early 1800s. My research suggests that they migrated to England in the 1840s living in Middlesex and were of the Jewish faith. They later migrated to Australia. Any information appreciated.


Comment by Perileen Smith on April 7, 2018 at 1:36pm

I have a copy of a marriage certificate that is hand written in German.  I am wondering what it says as we are trying to determine info on the groom.


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