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German Immigrant Ancestors
in Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York


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Sender: L. Hartnett
Email: mrs_michael_hartnett@yahoo.com
Date: 16 January 2010
Surname: WINDHAUSEN

http://windhausen.tripod.com/



Sender: Michelle Stone
Email: mstone@fisherstone.com
Date: 17 February 2005
Surname: WALCH (WALSH); GRUB

Private Jacob/Jakob Walch/Walsh of Co. B, 149th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, died (27 October?) 1864 (unverified by The National Cemetery Administration Records Verification Project) and lies buried in Section B, plot 1211, of Marietta National Cemetery (500 Washington Avenue, Marietta, Georgia 30060). His fellow soldier in Co. B., Corporal Jacob Grub, is in the same cemetery, in Section G, plot 6727. Marietta National Cemetery contains 10,132 Union Civil War soldiers, 3,093 of which are unknowns.

Alternatively, I am told he enlisted 31 August 1862 at age 21, and died of disease at Atlanta, Georgia on 28 September 1864.

The online listing of burials at the cemetery:
http://www.interment.net/data/us/ga/cobb/marienat/

Some photos and a map:
http://www.mindspring.com/~sixcatpack/marietta.htm

Civil War Re-Enactors of the 149th:
http://www.149thnewyork.com/



Sender: John D Windhausen
Email: jwindhau@comcast.net
Date: 23 September 2004
Surname: WINDHAUSEN, BAUER

Please include in your database my German ancestors who came and settled in Syracuse in January, 1883. This family arrived from Antwerp to New York and included eight children, one of whom (Peter) died within the year of arrival. All the others stayed to have clans of their own. Here is the family as recorded from a paid researcher in the village of Reil on the Mosel, in the district of Trier, Germany. Actually, the two oldest children came to NY in the Spring of 1882 and the rest of the family, including the parents, left Antwerp in the following December. Many of their descendants still live in the Syracuse area.

Children of Peter Windhausen (b. 12.10.1836) and Katharina Marghareta Bauer (b. 15.8.1834):

1. Kunigunde *18.12.1860 in Reil (source: Book 5, p.75, nr.10) Godparents: Matthias Barzen and Kunigunde Windhausen.

2. Jakob *6.1.1863 in Reil (source: Book 5, p.81,nr.3). Godparents: Matthias Jakob Bauer and Marghareta Bauer from Reil.

3. Matthias *8.8.1866 in Reil (source: Book 5,p.89,nr.5). Godparents: Matthias Johannes Windhausen and Elisabeth Arens.

4. Michael *17.2.1868 in Reil (source: Book 5, p.94,nr.5). Godparents: Michael Mueller and Klara Friedrich.

5. Nikolaus *29.8.1869 in Reil (source: Book 5, p.98,nr.1). Godparents: Nikolaus Bauer and Marghareta Barzen from Reil.

6. Marghareta *13.12.1871 in Reil (source: Book 5,p.105,nr.7). Godparents: Johannes Matthias Barzen and Marghareta Koenen from Reil.

7. Marghareta Sofia *10.2.1874 in Reil (source: Book 5,p.113,nr.3). Godparents: Marghareta Sofia Mueller and Michaele Arns from Reil.

8. Peter *3.2.1877 in Reil (source: Book 5,p.123,nr.4). Godparents: Peter Barzen and Katharina Barzen from Reil.



Sender: Marcia Wieting Fox
Email: mhfoxrn@Juno.com
Date: 26 April 2004
Surname: WIETING

I came across your web site and information today. I wonder if you can help me in my search for more on my ancestors. My father's namesake was Rev. Philip Wieting. He was born in Minden, Montgomery County, NY in 1800 and died in 1969. I have a very old book that is a biography of him. His father was John Christopher Wieting who was born in Brandenburg Germany and immigrated to the United States. In the book, there is an interesting story of how John was subscripted into the army and sent to the U.S. to fight for England (Burgoyne) against the colonies. He was captured on Oct. 17, 1777, at Saratoga. Later became a U.S. citizen.

I know a descendant, also named Philip Wieting,2nd, lived in Syracuse, N.Y., and also in Toledo, Iowa where my father, Philip Wieting the 3rd, was born. Philip the 2nd, my father's uncle, married a woman named Ella and after his death she bequeathed money for an opera house in Toledo. She also left money to the city of Syracuse for an opera house. These opera houses were named Wieting after her husband. I know he was a dentist and later became a banker. These opera houses were on the National Register for historic places. The one in Toledo is still in use today. I would like to fill in some blanks for my mother who is still living at 94. My father died in 1987. I have lots of newspaper articles about the opera house in Toledo. I would like direction on how I could find more information on our ancestors. Thanks.



Sender: George Fox
Email: gfox1@houston.rr.com
Date: 4 April 2004
Surnames: WOERNER, WAGNER/WAGGONER, DANIER, KRIEG, LIETZKE

Researching these families.



Sender: Greta Braungard
Email: gbraunga@twcny.rr.com
Date: 10 February 2004
Surnames: WURTHMANN, BRAUNGARD, POHL, SCHNURR

My website is http://home.twcny.rr.com/braungardhopkins/



Sender: Kelly Michaels Schaff
Email: kschaff@twcny.rr.com
Date: 28 October 2003
Surnames: WIRTH, WOLDT, ENGELHARDT, MICHA/MICHEL/MICHAEL/MICHAELS, SCHNEIDER, SWAB

I have ALL German/Prussian ancestors on my father's side; and on his mother's side, the Wirth's; they always lived on Townsend Street. I think my Engelhardt's did too. Because gr gram Engelhardt married gr grandfather Wirth! I also had Swab's and Schneider's and I believe they also lived on the North side. Prussian records are so hard to find! I am totally stuck on my father's grandparents; on his fathers side: Micha/Michel/Michael/Michaels -and Woldt, which I have found more on! Not sure what our last name 'really' was! But my maiden name is Michaels; but I believe gr grandfather Gustav changed it!



Sender: Kevin Hill
Email: hill.kevin@attbi.com
Date: 8 August 2003
Surnames: WARE

My Great Grandfather, Edward, or Edmond as he was called, was born in Onondaga County NY in 1846 to John Ware, born 1814 (same county?) and Hanna born 1826 also believed to be born in same county. John and family moved to Indiana about 1849 and then John went to California for the Gold rush. He returned about 1856 and took the family there. John Ware ended up starting the town of Paradise California, he being the first person to take a land claim for other than mining in the area. He died in Paradise in 1879.

I cannot "prove" that they were German, but my mother first described my great grandfather as a "red headed German" who spoke with a very heavy German accent. She had thought that he was from Germany, until I started digging and found out otherwise.

Any information about Edward/Edmond's parents and/or siblings would be appreciated.



Sender: Bill Moore
Email: wbmoore@gremlan.org
Date: 9 January 2003
Surnames: WEEBER, HENSBERGER, MEEBOLD, STEG

I love your website! Found 4 relatives on one page of your translation of the Deutschen in Syracuse!



Sender: Norman C. Staub, Sr.
Email: normanssr@att.net
Date: 15 November 2002
Surnames: WEINHEIMER, STAUB

...We found some interesting material [on an October research trip to Syracuse] about some of my great aunts and uncles. In Assumption Cemetery, I found the grave site of my great aunt Gertrud Staub (born 1842), who married a George Weinheimer. I knew her married name was Weinheimer from a Testamentary letter, dated 1886, in the Surrogate Court in the Onondaga County courthouse. They have a lot of good stuff and well indexed....[In the Geschichte der Deutsche in Syracuse und Onondaga County book at the Onondaga County Public Library] I did find a picture of Heinrich Weinheimer, who was the patriarch of the Weinheimer family into which Gertrud Staub married in 1864/5.



Sender: Lois Ann
Email: arizonalady1@qwest.net
Date: 21 September 2002
Surnames: WEISS

Researching Bernhardt (Bernard) WEISS from Alsace-Lorraine, Germany to Syracuse, NY. Bernard was born around 1827 arrived in USA around 1842 and spent rest of his life in Syracuse. He had 12 children as did most of his kids have large families. Common first names running through many generations are Bernard, Benjamin, John, August, Clara, Louise, Katherine, Joseph, Mary, Anna Maria, Henry, Bertha. Other surnames married into the WEISS family are JOHN, KURY, SCHILLER, KREUTZER, BLOSS, KUHN, AMEND, RAUCH, SCAIBLE, to name a few. Many of the family members are buried at Assumptions Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York and Pine Planes Cemetery, Clay, NY. I've worked hard on this family and have a lot of informations. I have never run into anyone who seems to be researching them or even related to them. If you have a connection please write me.



Sender: Tom Ford
Email: tom4rd@mchsi.com
Date: 9 June 2002
Surnames: WINTER, WALTER, WEIDMAN, CHRISTMANN, KOTZ, TRAUTMAN, ZIMMERMAN

I'm looking for info on:

WINTER family arrived in Syracuse in mid-1800's.
1 Philipp 2nd WINTER 1815 - 1888
+Catherine CHRISTMANN 1818 - 1900
........ 2 Philapena WINTER +Fred KOCHER
................... 3 II KOCHER Fred
................... 3 AL KOCHER
................... 3 Florence KOCHER
................... 3 Laura KOCHER
........ 2 Elizabeth WINTER
............ +George STRADE
................... 3 Edith STRADE
........ 2 Katherine WINTER
............ +George YOUNG
.................. 3 Rita YOUNG
................... 3 Una YOUNG
....................... +John KIEFFER
................... 3 Charles YOUNG
........ 2 Barbara WINTER
............ +Fred GRAVES
................... 3 Kate GRAVES
....................... +August OTT
.............................. 4 Marie OTT
.............................. 4 Eleanor OTT
........ 2 Lena WINTER
............ +Henry MERLE
................... 3 William MERLE
................... 3 Henry MERLE
........ 2 Mary WINTER
............ +Philip KEIBER
................... 3 Katie KEIBER
................... 3 Mary KEIBER
................... 3 Charles KEIBER
................... 3 Henry KEIBER
........ 2 Unknown WINTER
........ 2 Jacob Philip WINTER 1844 - 1913
............ +Bertha Katherine WEIDMAN 1849 - 1905
................... 3 Jacob WINTER 1870 - 1885
................... 3 Ida Bertha WINTER 1871 -
....................... +George UTTING
.............................. 4 Marian UTTING
.............................. 4 Emily UTTING
.................................. +??? REESE
......................................... 5 Jane REESE
................... 3 Edward WINTER 1873 -
....................... +Eugenia HURST
................... 3 Katherine Sophia WINTER 1876 - 1946
....................... +John Peter FIESINGER 1871 - 1951
.............................. 4 Helen May FIESINGER 1898 -
.............................. 4 Howard John Edward FIESINGER 1900 - 1975
.............................. 4 Frederick William FIESINGER 1903 -
.............................. 4 Arlene Bertha FIESINGER 1909 -
.............................. 4 Donald George FIESINGER 1911 -
.............................. 4 Katherine Mildred FIESINGER 1914 -
.............................. 4 Dorothy Mary FIESINGER 1916 -
.............................. 4 Betty Jane FIESINGER 1920 -
................... 3 Mary H. Called Mamie WINTER 1879 - 1882
................... 3 George Conrad WINTER 1882 - 1944
....................... +Mary BENEDICT 1904 - 1954
.............................. 4 George Jacob WINTER 1905 - 1945
.................................. +Helen SCHILLINGER 1905 - 1943
......................................... 5 George Louis WINTER 1932 -
......................................... 5 David Ainsley WINTER 1934 - 1985
.............................. *2nd Wife of George Jacob WINTER:
.................................. +Katherine NAGEL
................... 3 William August WINTER 1884 - 1939
....................... + Gertrude Julia Walter 1889 - 1977
.............................. 4 William Walter WINTER 1911 - 1960
.............................. 4 Doris Catherine WINTER 1917 - 1994
................... 3 Bertha Amelia WINTER 1887 - 1962
....................... +Charles O. GROSS 1906 - 1962
................... 3 Charles J. WINTER 1888 - 1888
........ 2 Christine WINTER 1848 -



Sender: Theresa/Tess
Email: soozrosebud@webtv.net
Date: 7 April 2002
Surname: WANHOFFER, MUELLER

I don't know a lot about Germans in Syracuse but I know a little! My GGrandfather and his brother were in US about 1888. He was in Syracuse a little before turn of century. 1906, was here in Jamesville. George had business in Syracuse, Jamesville and NYC (where he first came to US)...any sound familiar? I know they lived on Oak St., in Syracuse. My Ggrandfather had a greenhouse business...First wife Clara...second wife Katarina Krick Wanhoffer- she brought with her a son Joseph...Ggranfather's brother's name was Joseph. Hope this helps!



Sender: Carl Hommel
Email: hommel@sundial.net
Date: 18 November 2001
Surnames: WOESE, LOOS, HOMMEL Families in Syracuse

I have some information on the Conrad Loos Family, pictures, obit, story of his Civil War record as written by his schoolboy grandson (Carlton L. Hommel, my father), and the genealogy of his ancestors to the 1500's in Germany. I also have a few things about Edward Hommel, his son-in-law. I have his family tree back to the 1700's in Germany.

One of the pictures shows a birthday picnic for Caroline Bolline Woese, taken in about 1895, with many Loos's, Woese's, one Haberle, some Hommel's (including my father, age about three). Another picture shows four generations, with my father (wearing his christening dress), his mother, Elizabeth Katherine Loos Hommel, her mother, Anna Charlotte Woese Loos, and her mother, Caroline Bollino Woese. The last picture shows my father with his brother, Edward Conrad Hommel, with Edward in his christening dress.

We are also related the Bausch Family in Rochester (Bausch & Lomb). There was a Bausch and Hommel Optical Company in Syracuse in the early 1900's, which later became Edward Hommel & Sons, in the State Tower Building.



Sender: Sandy Allen
Email: updated Sept. 2010: sandal1963@frontiernet.net
Date: 29 August 2001
Surname: WEISS

WEISS (immigrated from Germany to Syracuse 1852) maternal line.




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