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Burkely Hermann
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  • Baltimore, MD
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
- Packard
- Mills
- Schaefer
- Hermann
- LanFranchi/Franci
- Weber
- Graf/Graff
- Cattani
- Serventi
- Hirst
- Bibby
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Italy, Ireland, England, New York, Ohio, Germany, New Jersey, Vermont, Arizona, Transylvania, Pennsylvania, Masschusetts
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I am not a genealogy expert, but I am skilled in research and writing, and am learning more about genealogy every day. I currently run two family history-related websites, one called Packed with Packards ( and another called Milling 'round Ireland (
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I began genealogical research to learn more about my collective past.
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At 1:18pm on May 13, 2019, Dorothy Oksner said…

Hi Burkely,

I just found your post when I Googled my name. I surely didn't remember this site.

About the Wenzels, I have no idea where Jacob Wenzel came from in Europe. I've never been able to find him on a passenger list or his naturalization papers. He did serve in the Civil War in 2nd NY Harris Light Cavalry as a commissary sergeant. He died in 1892 before the 1892 Veterans census was taken. Email me at if you want to reply. 


At 3:21pm on April 15, 2019, Irene Rossman said…

Hi Burkely,

As far as I know, the Grafs I am related to were from Germany.  Good luck in your research!


At 1:12pm on May 23, 2018, Lois Deptulski said…

My 3rd great grandfather, Conrad Harmon/Herrman, was born in either Bavaria or Baden-Wurttemberg in about 1819 and arrived in America before 1845.  I know of no connection with your Hermanns, but I have not been able to even determine when he arrived in the U.S. or who his parents were.  If I find that there is a connection, I'll let you know.

At 7:33pm on May 22, 2018, Shari Read said…

My grandmother was a Hirst, born in Mirfield, Yorkshire West Riding, in 1901.  I've gone back 6 generation on that branch of Hirsts and have not found any that emigrated to the US.  Note that Hirst is a very common surname in that part of England, i.e. around the Huddersfield area.

At 1:18pm on May 22, 2018, Rothko Hauschildt said…

turns out my wenzels are from the Dresden, Germany area. not far from Czechia but not really near Romania.

At 11:00am on May 22, 2018, George L. Porterfield said…


Neither my wife nor I have any ancestors from Hungary, although we both have GRAF ancestors.  Her GRAF ancestors are from Switzerland and mine from Germany with no known prior connections between the two lines.

I do have HERRMANN ancestors who came to America in the mid 1800s from Prussia, mostly from an area in what is now very western Poland.

You can see more of my family tree at my genealogy data web site at


At 5:50am on May 22, 2018, Dolores D'Errico said…

Hi Burkely,

Thanks for contacting me.  The Wenzels in my tree came to America from Hungary (Zsombalya).  They were relative late comers, arriving in America in 1909.  They are not my direct ancestors; but, are in my tree due to marriage with my father's youngest sister.

Here is a link to their page on my website:

(There are also some Wensels in the name index on my site.)


At 7:55pm on May 21, 2018, GARY 'SMOKEY' NADEN said…

Hi Burkely, Gary Naden Here! I don't know about Transylvania, BUT I do know that part of my HERMAN(N) family Lived in BERESINA, BESSARABIA  which is now MOLDOVA which at that time was a Part (I Think) of Transylvania! I have my line back to 1558 in Germany. I Do know that under the reign of Catherine the Great in Russia, She contacted her Cousin who was the King of Prussia and suggested that the Steps of the UKRAINE was Fertile farmland and if any Germans wanted to immigrate there they could have free land and maintain their German Citizenship even though they would be living in Russland (Russia) and paying taxes to Catherine, so alot of the HERMANN'S headed that way!!

At 7:29pm on May 21, 2018, Rothko Hauschildt said…

I don’t think my Wenzels came from that area. However, the village name in my records doesn’t seem to be turning up in Germany as best I can tell..... if I figure it out I’ll let you know!

At 2:34pm on May 21, 2018, Marie Hosdil said…

The Hermann family in my tree is:

Johann Jakob Hermann m. Susanna Sofia Geiger. I don't have any dates for them. Their three children:
Johann Georg Hermann b. 1785

Sophia Rosina Hermann b. 1792 -- my ancestor; she m. Georg David Blum

Christian Gottlieb Hermann b 1794

Maybe more. All three children were born in Pleidelsheim, Germany, which is near Stuttart. I do not know where the Hermanns came from. I know that there is Balkan ethnicity generally in this line, but I have no idea where it comes from. Most other ancestors on this grandparents' side were in that Baden-Wurttemberg region into the 1500s at least. If you have DNA tested and uploaded to GEDMATCH, we can see if there is any shared DNA. Otherwise, I have no idea about Transylvania.

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"Hi Burkely,As far as I know, the Grafs I am related to were from Germany.  Good luck in your research! Irene"
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