Thursday, March 17, 2005


Emilie (Vossiek) Schumpe
(source of photo: R. Ebeling)

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Henry Schumpe
(source of photo: R. Ebeling)

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Thursday, March 10, 2005


A page for the DEPPERMANN surname has been created, but will remain somewhat bare until additional FHL microfilm can be ordered.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Kensler / Kinsler

The Texas Rangers have a 2B prospect named Ian KINSLER. I have received at least a dozen news alerts with the named spelled KENSLER. You'd figure that finding records for Jacob KENSLER under the name of KINSLER in the early 19th century isn't that big of a deal, but it's 2005 and the names are still confused. I guess much hasn't changed.

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Monday, March 07, 2005


An out-of-town EBERT descendant and researcher noted that the town of W├╝stensachen had been mentioned to him. His contact, Bob C., and I have talked on the phone a few times. Bob has done quite a bit of EBERT research, trying to connect our Ferdinand (and Conrad) EBERT to a Johann KRENZER and his own EBERTs. Our EBERTs and Bob's KRENZERs came to America on the same ship and co-owned a cabin and land in Madison County, Illinois, for a few years in the 1840s. Needless to say, Bob realized there had to be a connection between the families at some point. Unfortunately, years of research has yielded no evidence that our EBERT ancestors were from W├╝stensachsen, which is where Bob's KRENZER ancestor had emigrated from.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Art Benne (1917-2005)

Art BENNE died one week ago today. He would have been 88 years of age this Fourth of July.

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Krug & Schweiger

The latest batch of film — Herbolzheim (Baden) church records and the 1852 Hamburg emigration lists — has been completed.

While the Herbolzheim film worked out well, there were far too many vague records for my taste. I transcribed dozens of SCHWEIGER baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths, but I don't know that it will be possible to connect all of the records to one family.

No one by the name of KRUG emigrated from Hamburg in 1852. There were several KRUGER entries, though.

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