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Documenting our Schwenningen Ancestors

About the Schwenningen GEDCOM

The initial purpose of the Schwenningen GEDCOM was to document all JAUCHs of Schwenningen, Wurtemberg, Germany, including those who emigrated, and to connect researchers working on shared lines. However, so many different surnames are now included, that it's really becoming a SCHWENNINGEN GEDCOM.

The table below describes what records I have reviewed and incorporated into the Schwenningen GEDCOM ("Completed") and what records I still have to review and incorporate ("Yet to be transcribed"). The database also includes contributions from other researchers. See below for more information, including how you can contribute your information if you are descended of a Schwenningen ancestor.

This effort has resulted in MANY people here in the U.S. finding the source of their Schwenningen-area ancestry. It has put distant and not-so-distant cousins in touch with each other all over the world. This effort is a 100% volunteer effort of mine. See also:

  • Rottweil-Tuttlingen Web Page includes more information about the region in which Schwenningen is based, including links to other researchers and towns.
  • Jauch Home Page
    More about my line of JAUCHs as well as information about others researching JAUCH and related lines, and so much more!
NOTE: The entire GEDCOM is not downloadable, but if you're connected to someone in this GEDCOM, please contact me (you'll need to edit that email address) for more information.

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GEDCOM Statistics

As of 1 July 2011:

  • Number of individuals: 12952 (up from 11,434 Jul 2011)
  • Generations: abt 24 (est)
  • Marriages/Families: 3,447 (est)
  • Earliest births: Bastian JAUCH, Matheus/Theis JAUCH, Mathis/This JAUCH, all b. abt. 1500
  • Number of surnames 1066 (inflated due to various spellings of the same name).

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Surnames in the Schwenningen GEDCOM The following are German surnames. I have excluded post-emigration surnames. Those in bold indicate the GEDCOM contains a large number of these.
Ader
Barrho
Baumann
Benzing
Biedermann
Bilger
Birk
Bollenmueller
Buerk
Eichinger
Engel
Eppler
Erchinger
Fassnacht
Feitz
Fischer
Flaigh
Fuess
Gall
Gallmann
Geck
Gerster
Glaser
Gloeckler
Gluntz/Glunz
Goetz
Gula
Haag
Hackenjos
Haller
Hanssmann
Hausser
Held
Heppler
Hilfinger
Hoehner
Huerth
Hufft
Irion
Jaeckle
Jauch
Jenten
Kaefer
Kaempf
Kaiser / Kaysser
Kientz / Kienzle
Kirchberger
Klaiber
Kling
Koch
Kohler
Krafft
Kremm
Kreutter
Kuntzl
Lafmann
Lauffer
Leibring
Link
Loehrer
Majer / Maier / Mayer
Manger
Maurer
Mauthe
Mehne
Moehne
Moensch
Moessner
Mueller / Miller
Neubold
Neup
Niepp
Oefingeer
Otto
Palmtag
Pfaff
Pfeister
Pfruender
Quattlaender
Rapp
Reiser / Renser
Riehl
Rohmer
Rosenfelder
Ruener
Schentzlin
Scheurer
Schlenker
Schmid / Schmidt
Schmoelz
Schneckenburger
Schoeller
Schoerpp
Schrenk
Schueler
Schumacher
Schweitzer
Speck
Spitznagel
Staehle / Stellin
Stegmann
Stenge
Stierla
Stortz / Storz
Strohm
Sulan
Ulrich
Vogler
Vosseler / Vozeler
Waibel
Webber / Weber / Weib
Weiler
Wentzler
Wetzstein
Woelfle / Wolfle
Wuerthner / Wirthner

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Towns Covered in the SCHWENNINGEN GEDCOM
While the primary focus of this project is the town of SCHWENNINGEN, the GEDCOM also includes individuals from at least 33 different towns in Southern Germany, including:
Bad Cannstatt
Beissingen
Boetingen
Dauchingen
Diesslingen
Ebingen, Esslingen
Echterdingen
Flozlingen
Freiburg
Geissenburg
Hausen ob Rottweil
Hausen ob Verena
Kircheim unter Teck
Langen Denzlingen
Maegerkingen
Moenchweiler
Oberbaldingen
Oberpferndorf?
Oefingen
Sachsenweiler
Sankt Georgen
Schramburg
Schura
Schwenningen
Soflingen?
Stuttgart
Sunthausen
Tennenbron
Talheim / Thalheim
Trosslingen / Trossingen
Tunningen / Thuningen
Tuttlingen
Villingen

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USA Towns Where Schwenningers Settled

Part of this effort includes tracking what happened to the emigrating Schwenningers. Areas in the U.S. where Schwenningen-region emigrators (or the first generation after) settled include (grouped by STATE):
CALIFORNIA:
Los Angeles
Sacramento
Santa Clara

COLORADO:
Denver

ILLINOIS:
Adams Co.
Blandinsville
Brown Co.
Cass Co.
Clay Co.
Cook Co.
Hancock Co.
Lake Co.
Morgan Co.
Pike Co.
Richlard Co.
Schuyler Co.
Warren Co.

INDIANA:
Boone Twp.
Indianapolis
Lake Co.
Tippecanoe Co.

MICHIGAN:
Kent Co.
Osceola County

NEW YORK:
Erie County
Monroe Co.
Rensselaer Co.

OHIO:
Allen Co.
Auglaize County
Butler Co.
Cuyahoga Co.
Hamilton Co.
Montgomery Co.

OREGON:
Benton Co.

VIRGINIA:
Staunton

WASHINGTON:
King Co.
Kitsap Co
Olympia
San Juan Islands
Snohomish Co.

WISCONSIN:
Door Co
Elmwood, Pierce County
Olivett
Rock Elm

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Sources of Data for the Schwenningen GEDCOM

The initial source of data for this GEDCOM was the International Genealogical Index at www.familysearch.org. I have subsequently added in additional sources (see below), and the table below details what I have researched/transcribed from the Schwenningen Kirchenbuch. My goal is to confirm all third-party data with the actual (microfilmed) church records. Where I have encountered inconsistencies, I have noted them in the NOTES field.

While it is my intent to make sure ALL facts are sourced, I have not yet added all source information to each and every fact. If a DATE does not have a reference, check the source for the person's NAME. The source data may be there. If a NAME does not have source information, chances are I got it from the IGI, which was the initial source "data" for this database. If in doubt about something, please email me (you'll have to edit that email address for it to work).

This table last updated: 3 May 2009

Description of Schwenningen Church Record Completed
(i.e., included in GEDCOM)
Yet to be transcribed
Births / Baptisms
1658743 - Band 1 1652-1756, pp 1-419
95% of ALL baptisms 1651-1749
1750-1756
1658743 - Band 2 1757-1783, pp. 1-367;
SCANNED (47 pages):
Register of births not from
Schwenningen
 
1658743 - Band 3 1783-1808 JAUCHs 1783-1808 non-Jauchs
1658743 - Band 4 1808-1811 JAUCHs 1808-1811 non-Jauchs
1658744 - Band 4 1811-1817 m & f JAUCHs 1818 - June 1828
1658744 - Band 5 1818-1820 all 1821-1832 m & f
1657844 - Band 6   1833-1846
1658744 - Band 7   1846-1866
1658745 - Band 8   1867-1875
1658745 - Band 9   1869-1875 ??
Confirmations
1658743 Band 1 Births 1722-1728 JAUCHs Confs 1743-? (Births 1729-1785?) (p.12-?)
1658747 Band 21   Confs 1757-1816 (Births 1743-1802)
Stuttgart film: Band 21 Births: 1786-1802 JAUCHs Births 1757-1785
Stuttgart film: Band 16 Births: 1803-1807 JAUCHs Confirmations: 1822-1877
(Births: 1808-1863)
Marriages
1658745 Band 10 (1651-1758) 1651-1715 95% of ALL marriages transcribed;
1651-1764 male JAUCHs
1651-1715 female JAUCHs
1716-1764 ALL
1658745 Band 10? 1765-1768 males JAUCHs 1765-1768 ALL
1658745 Band 10 1768-1778 males JAUCHs 1768-1778 ALL
1658745 Band 11 (1779-1807) 1779-1807 males JAUCHs 1779-1807 ALL
1658745 Band 12 (1808-1831) 1811-1831 males JAUCHs 1808-1831 female JAUCHs;
1808-1811 male JAUCHs
1658745 Band 13 (1821-1869) 1828-1835 males JAUCHs
1836-1849 m & f JAUCHs
1828-1835 female JAUCHs
1758745 Band 14 (1870-1897) 1850 All 1851-1897 male & female JAUCHs
Deaths
1658745, Band 10 (1652-1758) 1652-1689 95% all
1658745 Band 10 p 44-213 1689-1728 95% all 1729-1758
1658745 - Band 11 check; SCS: marriages 1779-1807
1658745 - Band 12 check; SCS: marriages 1808-1831
1658745 - Band 13 check; SCS: marriages 1821-1869
1658745 - Band 14 check; SCS: marriages 1870-1875
1658745 - Band 15 1759-1800 1800-1801
1658746 - Band 16 (Stuttgart) 1801-1803 m & f JAUCHs 1804-1808 m & f
1658746 - Band 17 (Stuttgart)   1808-1825
1658746 - Band 18 (Stuttgart)   1826-1840
1658746 - Band 19 (Stuttgart)   1840-1871
1658747 - Band 20 (Stuttgart)   1872-1888
Family Registry Pages
1658747 - Band 24, Vol. I All Male Jauchs Female Jauchs
1658747 - Band 25, Vol. II Only my direct line ancestors Female Jauchs
1658748 - Band 26, Vol. III All Male Jauchs Female Jauchs
1658748 - Band 27, Vol. IV All Male Jauchs Female Jauchs
1658748 - Band 28, Vol. V All Male Jauchs [double check] Female Jauchs

Additional sources of data (those in bold are of highest quality):

  • Ancestry of the JAECKLE family by Dr. Erwin Jaeckle
  • Other Church Records
    • Diesslingen Kirchenbuchs
    • Hausen ob Verena Kirchenbuch
    • Oefingen Kirchenbuch
    • Schura Kirchenbuch
    • St. Paul/St. Mark Church - Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
    • St. Peters German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
    • St. Stephens Evangelical Church - Buffalo NY
    • Talheim Kirchenbuch
    • Tuningen Church Records
  • Germans to America
  • Guetenbach Heimatheftle
  • Häuser Höfe Hofstätten by Reinartz
  • Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
  • Inventuren-u. Teilungen by Reinartz
  • Quellen zur Schwenninger Geschichte 890-1600 by Otto Benzing
  • Schwenningen Heimatblattle
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Unsere Vorfahren in Schweningen und auf der Baar by Martin & Otto Benzing
  • US Census Data
  • Wuertemberg Emigration Index
  • Individual Researchers, including:
    • April Robertson
    • Axel Bauder
    • Beate Graf
    • Carl W. Gray
    • Caroline Herbaut
    • Cary Schabert
    • Charles R. Heath II
    • Connie Le Air
    • David Beckwith
    • Dawn Bare Bonney
    • Dixon Smith
    • Don Yauch
    • Gerald Bensing
    • Gerald Irion
    • Hans Joerg Rall
    • Henry van Asten
    • James Warr
    • Jean Emerson
    • Jeanine Scholz
    • Joe Keller
    • John L. Webber
    • Johni Cerny
    • Karl Weiler
    • Kevin Enser
    • Kristen Ahlstrom
    • Marilyn Peters
    • Michael Schlenker
    • Peter Betz
    • Peter Schifferdecker
    • Rhonda Curtis
    • Rose Schiller
    • Sharon Chick Shepard
    • Steph Kelly
    • Susan Rice
    • Tina Hursh
    • Udo Strickfaden
    • Virginia Loewe
    • Willy Kuderer

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Share Your Data

This all-volunteer effort is slowly but surely turning into something approaching a town genealogy. If you would like to contribute to this effort, and include your Schwenningen-related research (of ancestors as well as direct-line descendants), please send me sourced information (of direct descendants only). Requirements for adding your information to this database include:

  1. Somewhere in your line you have a Schwenningen ancestor that you (or I) can trace back to Schwenningen.
  2. The data you send me is sufficiently sourced / referenced. Non- or inadequately- sourced data will not be included.
  3. You will be credited as the source for anything you contribute.
  4. Submitters must allow their name and email address (or alternative but valid contact information) to be included as source of the information; this will be included in the online database; email addresses will be modified to discourage spammers.
  5. While you may contribute information about the living, such information will NOT be included in the online version.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to add your genealogical research to this database, you might consider adding your contact information (or web site) to the record of your emigrating ancestor that is found in this database. What this would look like is something like this in the notes for that person:

Jillaine Smith (jillainedc_AT_yahoo.com) is a descendant/researcher of this line. Please contact her for further information.
or
Jillaine Smith (jillainedc_AT_yahoo.com) is researching this line. See her web site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine/

To add this or any other information to the SCHWENNINGEN database, please contact me. (You must modify that email address in order for it to work.)

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