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Please join me in the continuing journey of discovering our Ancestors! These pages represent four years of work on my part and several other researchers, many of them new found cousins. Please follow the links below to find out more about each family and those who have allowed me to add their research to my own. If you find a connection, please contact me at the email address listed below! This is a work in progress. As time moves forward, I hope to add new information, more photographs and some family lore. At any time, your contributions will be most welcome.

Surnames of Interest

DIETZ, STATT & MENG

  • Transcriptions of pages found in a 1950 agenda written by a family member and currently owned by Anne Trabold. It is not known if the information is accurate but in it there are clues for further research.

ENGERT

  • Maria Anna ENGERT was from Germany, possibly Baden. She immigrated to Rochester, Monroe County, New York in the early 1830's. There were also other ENGERTS in Rochester who may have been related. Other associated surnames are BURCHARD, COULMAN, DONNER, GRIEBEL, HOLLIS, MILLER , WATTEL, WEILAND and many more.

FAUST

  • Charles FAUST immigrated from Germany in the 1880's to Chili, Monroe County, New York. He married Elizabeth SELLINGER, a Rochester native. Other known surnames connecting to this family are HAHN and KUPFERSCHMID. I am hoping to expand on this family line soon.

GERTNER

  • After leaving Bavaria, Germany, John GERTNER came to New York State and settled in Fremont Center, Sullivan County, New York. He later relocated to Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio and from there to Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. His son Henry married Anna SCHNELL and they moved to Rochester, Monroe County, New York in 1910 while the rest of the GERTNER and SCHNELL families remained in Ohio. Other associated surnames are BOGA, ECKERT, KIRKPATRICK, RAKE, WATTEL plus many more. Click on the link for more information and a photo gallery. Also see below for more information on the SCHNELL and WATTEL families.

HAHN

  • Two HAHN family members, brother and sister, left their hometown of Villingen, Wuerttemburg, Germany in the late 1840's for Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Karl married Franziska STEPHANY and his sister, Maria, married Charles RAMPE. Other surnames with connections to the HAHN family are ARTH, ERNST, FELL, FISHER, HEISLER, LORSCHEIDER, MENG, ROTH, SCHAEFER, VOGEL, YAWMAN and many, many more. Click on the link for more information and a small photo gallery and see below for more on the RAMPE and STEPHANY families.

HORN

  • Jacob HORN, who was born in the Thuringia province of Germany, immigrated with his wife and family in the 1850's to Rochester, Monroe County, New York. His son, Frank, married and remained in Rochester. There is currently no information on his daughter. Associated surnames are MCDERMOTT, NORSDUDH, ROTH, WATTEL, WILHELM and many more. Click on the link for more information. Also see below for more information on the WATTEL family.

KÖHLER

  • Margaretha KÖHLER immigrated to Piqua, Miami County, Ohio in the early 1850's, following her brothers, Johann and Johann Michel who had already settled there a few years before. There she married Mathias SCHNELL. Other associated surnames are GERTNER (see above), MOELLER, PHILLIPPI, OBERER and many more. Click on the link for more information and see below for more information on the SCHNELL family.

RAMPE

  • Charles RAMPE, who was born in Prussia, immigrated to Rochester, Monroe County, New York, in the early 1850's. There he met and married Maria Anna HAHN. Surnames associated to the RAMPES are HUTTE and MEYERING. I hope to be expanding on this family line soon. Please click on the link for more information and see the HAHN link above for more information on Maria.

SCHNELL

  • Mathias SCHNELL left Heufdorf, Baden, Germany, (his birthplace) as a young man in 1853, immigrating to Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. Shortly after, brothers Wendelin and Urban joined him there and the brothers made their home there. Mathias married Margaretha KÖHLER. Other associated surnames are GERTNER (see above), HAFNER, HAMMA, HENI, MOELLER, PHILLIPPI, OBERER, SCHIELE and many, many more. Click on the link for more information and a photo gallery. Also see above for more information on the KÖHLER and GERTNER families.

STEPHANY

  • Franziska STEPHANY immigrated from Pfortz, Bavaria, Germany to Rochester, Monroe County, New York in the early 1850's, joining her brother Josef who had come to Rochester sometime prior. Brother Frank joined them later on. Franziska met and married Karl HAHN. In addition to the surnames listed above for the HAHN family, other surnames with connections are ECK, FELDMAN, WEINGERTNER and many, many more.

VOGEL

  • In 1932, Elizabeth M. VOGEL kept a diary during the days preceding her mother's death. The excerpted pages offer a look at the VOGEL family during this time as well as offer a glimpse into the past for anyone interested in learning more about life in Monroe County, New York.

WATTEL

  • Also spelled, WADEL and WADDEL. John Theobold WATTEL immigrated to Rochester, Monroe County, New York from Alsace-Lorraine, in the early 1830's. There he met and married Maria Anna ENGERT. Other associated surnames are BURCHARD, COULMAN, DONNER, GRIEBEL, HOLLIS, MILLER , WEILAND and many more. Click on the link for more information and a photo gallery and see above for more information on the ENGERT family.