Re: Blocher a.o.
Thanks for your help! My wife has many relatives from your region of Germany and nearby Switzerland. The main two surnames of closest relation are Weaver/Weber, Kauffman, Bausser, Hausknecht, Oberholtzer, Killhefer, Kohlenberg, Mueller, Schwabeland, Schoenemann, Shellenberg, Swoveland, Joder/Yoder, and Troyer. Other ancestors were named Blough, Bontrager, Gerber, Hershberger, Hochstetler/Hostetler, Keim, Mast, Miller, Mishler, Schrock/Schrag, and Stutzman.
My paternal grandfather's family came from the Doubs region of France and Switzerland and before that from Baden-Württemberg. Their surnames were Wider (later changed to Vitter), Hofeline, Hentzelin, Bentz, and Ovale.
There are several short histories about our relatives on the Relativity Research page: https://vitter.org/familytree/ histories/relativityresearch.php
. Many on my wife's side were Mennonites several generations ago, and they had big families!
Lorenz Blocher posted on 06-08-2021 | 02:43 PM:Blocher a.o.
Great site. I am happy to contribute with some more of information to the Blocher, Barbara ancestry from my data base of the families Blocher / Plocher.
My branch is to search for emigrants/immigrants from the southwest (Wuerttemberg, Baden, Palatine) by connecting American and German sources.
Could you provide me with a list of the immigrants of German tongue? It seems that there are some surnames from the southwest of Germany in the list like Kaufmann, Lehmann, Mast and more.
Lorenz Blocher (firstname.lastname@example.org)