If your background includes any of our featured surnames, please feel free to check out these links at your leisure.
Each surname has its own history page with as many of the family details as we know. Links to relevant documents are included. Explore, enjoy...and if you have any questions at all, please drop us a line.
Latest updates: New documents related to Kientzle/Künzel and Vonderschmitt ancestry have been updated as of March 23, 2012. We also have updates to our Bruns family as of November 21, 2011. If you see any likely matches from your own family history or need to reach the webmaster, please click Contact above and drop us a note.
As the great sage once said, "Everything is illuminated in the light of the past."
Follow the adventures of Martin Kientzle (born about 1540) and his progeny. More »
Our earliest known Vonderschmitt was Thomas, born 1640, a stranger in a strange land. More »
Lorentz Peter Petersen, born in 1827, brought our Danish ancestry to the New World. More »