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NameKeith Stephan
Date12 November 2013
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I traced my father's line to Chemnitz, Saxony about 75 miles west of modern Lusatia. I had a 111 YDNA test at Family Tree DNA, and I belong to haplogroup R1a1 L1029 as mentioned by Hanson on your message board. My great great grandparents emigrated from Saxony to Michigan USA in 1870.

NameKay Hindle
Date12 November 2013
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Messagere Ballack family - South Africa. I read an email from Carel Ballack and would be grateful if he could contact me at: [email protected] as I do have some information on the South African Ballack family

Private Message added 31 October 2013

Date8 October 2013
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MessageYou can listen to Wendisch radio and watch Wendisch TV online.Google up :" RBB Sorbisches Programm"(RBB=Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg) !
The radio programme is in Wendisch(Lower Sorbian),
TV-programme has German sub-titles.
Some great folk - music there.


NameDaniel Rolfe
Date6 October 2013
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MessageFamily name is Rolfe, my fathers mother was a Boehme(Ottawa Valley Boehme's)

Other side of that family were Budarick's and Jessops.

Not sure of how i can be of assistance, just checking my family history and genealogical origins.

Thanks so much for nay information, appreciated.

Daniel Rolfe

NameStephanie Fariss
Date5 October 2013
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MessageI am a descendant of the Wends in Serbin, Texas. I would like to send an email to Patricia Phyllis Buchholz Peterson to see about history including ship passenger list but do not have her email address. I have not been to the Serbin Museum in Texas, but my parents have visited several times and have a house in Giddings, which is near Serbin. I hope to visit the museum there during my next trip to Texas. Thanks for having this website. I have learned a great deal about my heritage through Google searches about the Wends this evening.

Private Message added 25 September 2013

Date6 September 2013
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MessageMy gr gr grandparents were Johann KOSSATZ and Anna SCHLODDER from Drehnow. They married in the Peitz Wendish Church in 1836, and had 4 daughters – Maria, Anna, Elisabeth and Christiana. Johann died in 1850 age 40, and 3 years later Anna remarried – Georg KAINA from Preilack, and they had a son, Freidrich. In 1859 the family emigrated to South Africa, but after 5 years trying to make a living from the arid and infertile land they’d been allocated, they moved again - to New Zealand – perhaps the only Wends to come here! They were amongst the first settlers in Waipipi, a rich farming area on the southern shore of the Manukau harbour. I am a direct descendant of their daughter Anna, who married Heinrich CORDES (a bootmaker from Koblenz) in Auckland NZ in 1867.
For many years their arrival in NZ was a total mystery as the daughters still used their KOSSATZ surname, and there was no KOSSATZ family on any passenger arrival lists! I have only recently uncovered the KAINA connection, and found they travelled as “Georg and Anna KAINA and their 5 children.”!!
So don’t give up – all you Wendish Heritage seekers out there!
Lloyd GLEESON, New Plymouth, NZ.
(I am humbled by the hardship they endured to ensure their children had a better start in life than they.)

NamePatricia Phyllis Buchholz Peterson
Date21 August 2013
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MessageI am decendant of Wends in Serbin Texas. I have wedding picture of Christen Kolba and Marie Kasperich married before 1850 in Germany.
While visiting in Berlin I purchased Wenden decorated eggs at a flower shop.
Please e-mail me if you are connected to Wends in Serbin Texas. My daughter attended their festival the 4th Sunday of Sept a few years ago.
We have history including ship passenger list.

NameWendy Roach
Date29 July 2013
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MessageMy Grandfather Wend was born in Berlin German in the 1800.

He came from a big family and they moved to U.S.A in the late 1800. They settled in New York City. He worked as a photoengraver
and made it big at Hearst Newspapers!

Good to link with your website!

Wendy Roach

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