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|Date||2 January 2016|
Rather belatedly I have come upon this website and the message posted by Glenis Hickey Andersen in 2013. My Wendish ancestors also came to Australia from Werben. My great-great grandmother was Eliza Domaschenz, daughter of Christian Domaschenz. Coincidentally, one branch of her descendants, from Perth, have the surname Hickey.
Eliza married into the Kruse family, who were not Wendish, but came to Australia from a small German village called Sudfelde. In 2013 I did make a visit to Sudfelde, but have not been to Werben.
Private Message added 30 June 2015
|Date||13 June 2015|
|Message||My father, Emerson Budarick is from Algonquin park Ontario Canada. I was born in Kamloops BC Canada. I knew there was not many of us, Budarick's and anyone that was, is a relative. My auntie Joan had a book written up on the history of our family, Joan still lives in Ontario, my dad's youngest sister. |
From what I understood was my great grandfather brought his son , as stole always on a boat, to Canada. I don't really know how much is true. It is exciting to find out 1/2 of my heritage.
Thank you and do enjoy your day, Sheryl Budarick.
|Date||17 February 2015|
I may have spoken to you before. You visited my Cousin in Hungary. I think if this is the right website. Arpad Zsondy is my cousin in Rabatotfalla in Vas, Hungary. This is a Wendish community.
Do you remember?
|Date||26 January 2015|
|Message||My Wendish connection is through my mother, her maiden name was Schemel and my father German, both are descendant from families who migrated to South Africa in the 1860s. My brother has done extensive work on our family tree already but it is always interesting to hear about other Wendish families. I would like to subscribe to Worldwide Wendish Connection.|
|Date||5 January 2015|
|Message||Thank you for the write up on history of my for-fathers .|
|Date||22 August 2014|
|Message||I am an Orthodox priest, of Ukrainian-Russian descent. I currently serve a parish of the "other" Serbs here in Michigan.|
I've always been fascinated by the history of the various Slavic peoples. I believe that "my' Serbs may have originated in the Sorbian homeland and migrated southward.
I'd like to hear from anyone interested in this theory. My e-mail is [email protected]
|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.|