The DINGES were from Mittelbuchen for at least 3 generations then moved to Hanau (these are in the Hesse region). I understand that is not a common name in Germany although I have found many spelling variations. Jim.
Hi Peggy, I have only been able to narrow my SCHADEs to Kur Hessen/Hessen Cassel. Johannes SCHADE immigrated in Apr 1857 with 2 other SCHADES, Conrad and George, presumably brothers but I haven't been able to confirm, and all were miners.
I am interested in your DINGES genealogy. My family originated in the Frankfort area and the ancestor was a Hessian soldier who settled in Canada where the name was changed to TINKES(S).. I have also collected some data on the DINGES(S) family that settled in Virginia. Jim.
Hi Peggy, My Seip's originated from Germany, rumored to sail on the Penn fleet of ships, they were Pennsylvania Dutch, Mennonite. I have not been able to determine where from Germany. My last proven Ancestor was Peter Seip, born March 12 1790, we believe in Northampton county Pa. We believe peter's father immigrated from Germany. Peter died in Butler County, PA (Western, Pa) 1881. He fathered 7 children with his spouse Catharine Bollinger.