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|Date||17 August 2014|
|Message||This is a wonderful, informative site and commend all involved for putting this site together! My G-G grandparents were Johann Carl Bernstein & Magdalena Jeremias Bernstein, who brought their family from Lehn, Germany in 1869 on the ship "Bark Galveston" and settled in Serbin, TX. Johann's parents were Christian Bernstein & Maria Zieschang Bernstein in Gross Kunitz, Germany.|
I'd love to find out who Christian's ancestors were, but it's difficulty. Any suggestions to point me in the right direction would be appreciated. If any of you are also descedants of this family, I'd like to hear from you at [email protected]
|Date||12 May 2014|
|Message||My great-great grandfather was Christian Wilhelm Stempel who emigrated from Drachhausen to the US (Ft Madison, Iowa) in 1847. I would like to share information with anyone having information about Christian Wilhelm Stempel or descendants . I just recently returned from a visit to Drachhausen.|
|Date||6 February 2014|
|Message||My wife Charlotte Stempel Byrd is the 3G granddaughter of Christian Wilhelm Stempel who is believed to be the person who began the Iowa Wendish migration from Drachhausen in 1847 to Fort Madison, Iowa. We have been corresponding with Cathy Petersen for several years. She is an amazing resource. Currently we have several of Christian Wilhelm Stempel's original letters from before and after the immigration being reviewed for translation. Any information on the Stempel family before and after this time period would be appreciated especially going further back into history.|
|Date||11 January 2014|
|Message||My husband is the grandson of Edward Gullick, son of Frederick, son of Christian Gullick. Edward was married to Katheryn Millmeyer in Fort Madison, Iowa. We just found this paperwork on thr family and are excited to see information about Wends/Sorbians. More lat e r.|
|Date||25 December 2013|
|Date||16 November 2013|
|Message||You can watch the Upper Sorbian "Wuhladko" video podcasts produced by MDR. I cannot post the weblink here, so do a web search for "Wuhladko", click on the result, and then click on Sendung Verpasst to get to the videos.|
|Date||12 November 2013|
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.
|Date||12 November 2013|
|Message||re 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
|Date||8 October 2013|
|Message||You 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.