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MY GERMAN HERITAGE
My ancestors emigrated from southern Germany and settled in Crawford and Seneca Counties in Ohio.



Beedenkirchen, Hesse, Germany. The home of my earliest Ross ancestor, Bartlin Roß

Paternal ancestors: Primary surnames -
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ROSS (ROß), BEAL (BIHL, BÜHL), LUST, SCHIMPF

Villages in Germany
Roß - Beedenkirchen, Brandau and Klein-Bieberau in Hesse-Darmstadt
Bihl - Musberg and Echterdingen in Württemberg
Lust - Ilsfeld in Württemberg
Schimpf - Hößlinsülz in Württemberg
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Maternal ancestors: Primary surnames -
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SAUL (SAAL, SAHL), WEISENAUER, KAGY (KAGI), GWINNER (QUINNER)

Villages in Germany
Sahl - Wiebelsbach and Höchst im Odenwald in Hesse-Darmstadt
Weisenauer - Kaiserslautern, Ramstein, Reichenbach-Steegen in Rheinland-Pfalz
Kagy - Nieder-Wiesen and Bolanderhof in Rheinland-Pfalz
Gwinner - Oberlengenhardt and Malmsheim in Württemberg
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ANCESTRAL PHOTOS
Photos of my Ross, Saul, Beal and Weisenauer ancestors


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BLOOMING GROVE COLONY

Blooming Grove Colony, a Dunker religious settlement
(my 4xg grandfathers Conrad Frederick Haller and Johann Michael Buehl were among the original founders)



ANCESTRAL IMMIGRANT PASSENGER LISTS:

Johann Peter Ross, Jr. William Tell 1854
Johann Peter Ross, Sr. and family William Tell 1855
Andreas Schimpf and family Duchess d'Orleans 1848



LINEAGE FROM CHARLEMAGNE TO THE ROSS FAMILY



PASSENGER LISTS

       Ports of departure: 
       Antwerp, Belgium; Bordeaux, France; Bremen, Germany; 
       Hamburg, Germany; Havana, Cuba; Le Havre, France;
       Liverpool, England; Newport, Wales; Stockholm, Sweden,
       Oslo, Norway
                             
       Ports of arrival: Baltimore, Maryland 
                            New Orleans, Louisiana;
                       New York, New York
       Years of arrival: 1847,1848,1849,1853,1854,1855
                     1857,1870,1874,1879,1926

EMIGRATION VOYAGE CONTRACT

Scans of the original German document,
with translation by Faith Gibson Tegethoff.

EMIGRATION VESSEL HISTORY SITE

Histories of merchant (emigration) vessels, both sail and steam,
compiled by Michael Palmer

POEMS & SCRIPTURE

(in German and English)
Poems about our ancestors and their emigration.
The Lord's Prayer and The 23rd Psalm

OLD HOME REMEDIES

(translated from German)
Home remedies for man and beast
from old family papers

GERMAN RESOURCES

Links to maps, historical and cultural information,
translation aids, handwriting aids, etc

Please contact Mary Ross if you have questions or comments.