Dieter Lewerenz
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Dieter Lewerenz

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Signed 3 May 2020 | 30,132 contributions | 10,505 thank-yous | 790 connections
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Dieter Lewerenz
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Father of and [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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This profile is part of the Lewerenz Name Study.
Dieter Lewerenz has German Roots.
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Dieter Lewerenz was born in Schleswig-Holstein
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Dieter Lewerenz lives in Niedersachsen
Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.
Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.

(DNA Confirmed) Dieter is the son of Hannelore (Grabow) Hahn DNA confirmed This makes Hannelore the mother of Dieter.

Degree 01 OCT 1984. Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland. Note: Diplomverwaltungswirt.

Occupation: Polizeivollzugsbeamter des Bundes; retired on 31 March 2020

Surnames that I research in the order of frequency of occurrence in my ancestor list

  • Finnern (Often used name in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany); meaning unknown
  • Möller (Möller is the Low German form of "Müller" (Miller) and is one of the most common family names in Germany)
  • Kruse (Kruse is the Low German form of "Krause" and comes from the Middle Low German word krüs "lured")
  • Studt (Studt is a Low German form of "Stüde, Stüder" and comes from the Old German word stude = "perennial, bush")
  • Pump (The name Pump can have two meanings: 1. a person who operates a pump (pumper) 2. from pumping = borrow something)
  • Tegen (from the Old High German degan or Old Saxon thegan with the meaning "young warrior")
  • Römer (Roman, a common German surname. The name has different origins: a) the Rome pilgrim b) Merchants who traded with Rome c) seldom an origin from Rome).
  • Rickert (Rickert is the Low German form of "Richard". The name is composed of the Old High German word syllables "richi" = rich, powerful and "hard" = strong.)
  • Harm (In North German a short form for the given name Harmen for "Hermann" from Old High German heri = army and man = man)
  • Kaiser (From Middle High German keiser 'Kaiser', probably as an allusion to the proud, vain behavior of earlier namesakes)
  • Poggensee (The name is based on the place name Poggensee, which occurs twice in Schleswig-Holstein. It is derived from po = Slavic "am, bei" and kanitze = hawk forest; "po kense" thus means "Am Habichtswald" )
  • Biel (Biel is the Low German form of "Beil". From the Old High German "billi" = "battleaxe, sword, hatchet")
  • Bormann (Middle North German residential name "born" = "Brunnen", for someone who lives by a well)
  • Hildebrandt (Hildebrand is an old Germanic name, which is composed of the words hiltja or hild (Old High German or Old Saxon " fight") and brand (Old High German, Old Saxon "fire blight", but also "sword", metronym for "flaming sword"))
  • Tim (Diminutive form of the DIET names; from Gothic thiuda, Old High German diot, Middle High German diet = the people)
  • Appel (It is a patronymic of the German name Apel. The given name is a two stem short form to full forms with the first member in Old High German adal , Old Saxon *athali ' Noble' and the second member in Old High German beraht , Old Saxon berht 'bright, shining')
  • Petersen (It is a patronymic for the given name Peter. In its Latin form, the given name found Petrus, which in turn goes back to the Greek name Pétros (Greek pétra 'rock'))
  • Rohlfs (It is a patronymic of the German name Rolf. The given name is a two stem short form of full forms with the first member hruod in old high German, old Saxon *hrōth , *rōth fame and the second member wolf in old high German, old Saxon wulf ‘wulf ')
  • Lewerenz (It is a patronymic for the given name Laurenz. The original Latin name Laurentius is derived from the same Roman surname (Latin Laurentius 'the one from the city of Laurentum)) - there is a possible second meaning!
  • Lüth (meaning unknown)

These are the 20 most common surnames in my ancestor list.

Ancestors Research Statistics for my children

Under construction

Ancestors Research Statistics for my children
Generation Number Relation to Catharina + Christopher Lewerenz Total # of possible ancestors # reduced due to pedigree collapse # of identified Ancestors % of identified Ancestors # on WikiTree # still to find
0Proband (Proband)2 (1)2 (1)2 (1)100 %2 (1)0
1Eltern (Parents)22 2100 %20
2Großeltern (Grandparents)444100 %40
3Urgroßeltern (Great grandparents)88787,5 %71
4Alteltern (2nd great grandparents)16161381,25 %133
5Altgroßeltern (3rd great grandparents)3232-2=302480 %246
6Alturgroßeltern (4th great grandparents)6464-7=574477,19 %4413
7Obereltern (5th great grandparents)128128-22=1067974,52 %7827
8Obergroßeltern (6th great grandparents)256256-48=20814871,15 %14660
9Oberurgroßeltern (7th great grandparents)512512-113=39922456,14 %170175
10Stammeltern (8th great grandparents)10241024-245=77921227,21 %147567
11Stammgroßeltern (9th great grandparents)20482048-502=15461409,05 %881406
12Stammurgroßeltern (10th great grandparents)40964096-1010=3086832,69 %513003
13Ahneneltern (11th great grandparents)81928192-2026=6166671,09 %536099

The resesearch statistics with the brick walls and the pedigree collapses you find here:

Ancestors Research Statistics for Catharina Sophia and Christopher Martin Lewerenz


  • First-hand information. Entered by Dieter Lewerenz at registration.
  • Birth Certificate of Dieter Martin Lewerenz, Registration No. 132/1958, Registration Office Bad Segeberg, Kreis Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, personal copy in private files
  • Marriage Certificate of Dieter Martin Lewerenz, Registration No. 12/1987, Registration Office Leezen, Kreis Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, personal copy in private files
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Dieter Lewerenz and Hannelore (Grabow) Hahn, his mother (direct ancestor). Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Mother, based on sharing 3449 cM across 27 segments.

My family tree is on Geneanet: Geneanet


Here you can find a German-English glossary for genealogical terms which I have written. It will be expanded step by step and primarily serves English-speaking users of WikiTree to better understand German terms in old German documents such as church records, wills, civil registers etc. Suggestions for improvements and wishes for specific terms are welcome. The glossary contains about 1000 German terms:

German-English Glossary

Genealogical symbols and signs

On this page I present the genealogical symbols and characters I use on WikiTree and in correspondence. The prerequisite for me is that they are unique and can be easily displayed with a computer keyboard:

Genealogical symbols and signs

German Names

This page is intended to give an overview of German names and German naming law and, as a consequence, explain how to enter them into the appropriate fields on WikiTree. It is avaible in a German and English version:

German territorial structure in the course of history

On this page I try to show the territorial structure of Germany throughout history with the corresponding flags and coats of arms. You find the pages here:

It will take some time until all pages are ready; it is just under construction!!!


Dieter Lewerenz ist ein Mitglied des Deutschland-Projekts (Germany Project).
Dieter Lewerenz is a Project Member of the Main and all subprojects of the Military and War Project.
Dieter Lewerenz is a member of the Lewerenz Name Study Project.
Dieter was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!
Dieter Lewerenz participated with A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon.
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon.
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.
Dieter has participated in some out of 52 weeks during the 2021 52 Weeks of Photos Challenge.
Dieter has participated in some out of 52 weeks during the 2021 52 Weeks of Accuracy Challenge.
Dieter has participated in some out of 52 weeks during the 2022 52 Weeks of Photos Challenge.
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the April 2022 Connect-a-Thon.
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the July 2022 Connect-a-Thon.
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.
Dieter has participated in some out of 12 months during the 2023 12 Months of Photos Challenge.
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the January 2023 Connect-a-Thon.
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the April 2023 Connect-a-Thon.

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Hi Deiter, I have another question: How do I sign myself after complementing a profile? I’v been just saying my name and Tree Hugger after. Is there a more correct way to do it? Thanks,Lula Tuttle Sinnott
posted by Lula (Tuttle) Sinnott
Your name and Tree Hugger is ok.
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
edited by Dieter Lewerenz
Thank you Deiter, looking forward to it. Don’t know where you are in Germany........I have cousins in Munich. Lula
posted by Lula (Tuttle) Sinnott
Hi Deiter, Lula Tuttle Sinnott here. I would like to belong to the floater group which ,actually I have been doing for some time. Hopefully I can continue to do that. Am sorry to be late getting back to you.....a little health issue. Happy day to you....or night. Lula Tuttle Sinnott
posted by Lula (Tuttle) Sinnott
Hi! I had posted information to Jelena Eckstädt's profile, but she has informed me that I should have posted to yours. So here's the gist of what I had posted:
... if a profile is managed by the Germany Project, it needs to display the project box. See the German Roots table here for profiles that don't (or which have the project box but aren't managed by the project, but there aren't any of those to fix this week).
I've been working on these in the past, but I'm trying to reduce my "WikiTree time", so I won't be looking at these in the future. As PC for Managed Profiles of the Germany Project, please check weekly for new problems (it's fairly easy to maintain, but took me a couple of months earlier this year to clear them).

All but one of the profiles in the list have been corrected & I had posted a comment on the remaining one, which as a project-managed profile should have shown up as an e-mail to the Google Group for the project account (if you don't recall seeing it, check Kaufmann-713).

I'm posting to your profile in hopes that the project will continue to monitor its project status (here), as I do not intend to continue doing so (mainly because I'm not a member of the project).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you Dieter for the appreciation in G2G

Nice to be awarded and be recognized for something I enjoy and love

Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

Of course there’s still the official WikiTree Discord server, where we usually talk English. Feel free to learn more about Discord and the server at Help:Discord.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
I assume you remain project leader and therefore consider you checked-in ;)
posted by Florian Straub
Danke Dieter for all your hard work on Germany and the Wars. You have a wonderful profile. As my daughters are half-German and half-English, I find your work particularly interesting. I have more of Oma and Opa's family to add to the tree when I have time: Bork and Hoffmann, as well as Freerksen if you are interested. Jackie
posted by Jacqueline Dobson
Guten Abend Herr Lewerenz,

Danke fur ihren antworten vor Herr Wiborg. Vielen grussen aus Florida, Ralph Geer

posted by Ralph Geer
Hi Dieter. Thank you for participating with the Germany Genies during this weekend's Source-a-Thon! Together we sourced 964 profiles. Go Genies!
Dieter Lewerenz participated with Germany Genies during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 15 previously unsourced profiles.
posted by Traci Thiessen
edited by Traci Thiessen

This week through Thursday 23 June, the WikiTree Challenge is building out the tree of sci-fi/fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold. We would be thrilled to have some help from the Germany Project on a couple of branches of Lois' family tree - do you know of anyone who might have some time to pitch in? We have this immigrant Nicholas Hetrick:

Guillaume Albasini has made great progress on these Rheinland-Pfalz families:

Best regards,

Karen Lowe, WikiTree Challenge team captain

posted by Karen Lowe
Hi Karen,

I posted the question in the Germany Project chat. Hope somebody have the time to step in. Dieter

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary,

I am still active. regards Dieter

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thank you Dieter for replying to the check in. I will mark you active.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Dieter! Thank you for joining the Germany Genies for the April Connect-a-Thon. As a team, we created 5,602 new profiles, coming in 4th place overall and 1st place by normalized (average) score! We couldn't have done it without you! Best regards, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
I just wanted to give high praise to Dieter for some help he's been giving me in translating some old handwritten German baptism and marriage records of the late 1700's/early 1800's from a Lutheran church here in Nova Scotia for some of my ancestors. He never ceases to amaze me how he can decipher many of the words that to me just look like ink splotches!

(Zion Lutheran Church in Lunenburg is celebrating their 250th anniversary this year - oldest active Lutheran congregation in Canada.)

posted by Rod Corkum
Thank you Rod for the kind words.
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Hallo Dieter,

First, thank you so much for your Sütterlinschrift assistance in G2G this month! Because of your help, I found more resources online and was able to learn much more to decipher church records on my own. Honestly it feels amazing to be able to look at very old German handwriting and understand so much of it!

I'm writing for a different reason today. I am very grateful for your work on German territorial structure in the course of history! I have created a new page for the village/municipality of Schale, Westfalen, from which I have some ancestors (the ones in those church records you helped with). Would you be willing to review this page and let me know if any corrections are needed? (Also your thoughts on the mixed German/English formatting - can it be improved?)

In particular, I am uncertain about the period starting when Grafschaft Tecklenburg became part of Königreich Preußen in 1707 until Kreis Tecklenburg was established in Provinz Westfalen in 1816. What was the status of Tecklenburg between those years? Did it still exist as an administrative entity (district, province, other) or was it eliminated entirely and Schale would have been part of the larger entity directly?

Schale's Wikipedia page states that it was an independent municipality (selbständige Gemeinde) during the French occupations 1811-1816, which makes me think it wasn't independent from 1707-1811 but Wikipedia is limited and doesn't include these details. Is there a better online source I could use? I know a little German and am fluent in Google Translate. ;)

I am hoping to create a one place page for Tecklenburg, so your answers will be helpful to me in getting those details correct as well.

Thanks again for all you do, and I hope to hear from you! :)


posted by Cheryl Hammond
edited by Cheryl Hammond
Hallo und Grüße vom andren Ende des größen Atlantiks. Ich bin seit 20+ Jahren Student der deutschen Sprache, und ich hatte absolut keine Ahnung, daß es so viele Weisen gab, „Großeltern“ zu sagen.
posted by Kevin Sadaj
Hallo Dieter,

könnten Sie mir bei einem meiner Vorfahren einen Schritt weiter helfen? Wie die von Ich habe keine Ahnung, wie ich auf deutsche Quellen zugreifen kann. Viele meiner Verwandten stammen aus der Grenzregion Groningen, Drenthe und Niedersachsen.

Danke für die Hilfe, Roelof.

Hallo Dieter,

zou jij mij een stapje verder kunnen helpen met een van mijn voorouders? Zoals die van Ik heb geen flauw idee hoe ik toegang tot eventuele Duitse bronnen kan krijgen. Vele van mijn familieleden komen uit de grensstreek Groningen, Drenthe en Neder Saksen.

Al vast bedankt voor de hulp,


posted by Roelof Scholtens
Hallo Dieter,

erst einmal tausend Dank für alles, was du hier gibst. Von dir, deiner Zeit, deinem Wissen, deinen Ressourcen. Standing Ovations!!! Ich hab in dem Interview mit dir gelesen, dass du im Raum Jerxheim recherchierst. Frage: Hast du einen Tip für Quellen? Ich habe einen Batzen Familie aus Jerxheim, die darauf wartet, auf solide Quellen gestellt zu werden. Ausser einem Microfilm bei familysearch (1808-1813) finde ich allerdings nirgendwo records. Der war schon ein guter Anfang, aber stelle ich mich zu dumm an oder ist online wirklich derzeit nichts weiter aus evangelischen Quellen verfügbar? Ich bin zwar nicht bei Archion , aber soweit ich sehe, ist dort auch noch nichts. Ich wär für jeden Tip dankbar.

Hello, Dieter!

On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a first of the year check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active.

If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project. All of us would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

Please reply as we look forward to hearing from you soon.

David, Pip and Dorothy ~ G2G Integrators Project Leaders and PC

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Dieter. I just wanted to say thank you for all your work on my Drechsel line in the WikiTree Challenge this week. Germany records are particularly difficult for me, and I'm very grateful. This line is difficult. Thank you again.
posted by Roberta Estes
Hi, I think you mentioned finding a way to have a free-space profile go full-width, with no sidebar. Can you share that? I want a table to get the full width. Thanks! Jane
posted by Jane Peppler
Hello Jane,

I had tried it and accordingly asked a question about it in G2G some time ago, but I found all the suggestions made not optimal and therefore I left it at the normal version. The suggestions were too complicated for me or did not meet my expectations.

Here is the post:

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thank you for your work on my Wikitree during the challenge. It is well appreciated, happy hunting!
posted by Shelley Murphy
Congrats on the shiny new blue badge ;-)

welcome to the team!


posted by SJ Baty
Thank you very much SJ, I just start learning a little bit about my new job.
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Hi Dieter,

Thanks for participating with the Germany Genies during this weekend's Connect-a-Thon. It was a lot of fun working together to expand our shared tree. Your hard work is appreciated and I hope you'll join our team again!

Warm regards, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Thanks Traci,

we were a good team and had a great result with such a few members.

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Hey Dieter. I was walking through graveyards a week ago documenting headstones and I found two stones with Lewerenz on them. I instantly thought of you.
posted by Steven Greenwood
Hi Steven,

yes a lot of my ancestrors migrated to the USA, especcially in the time between 1850 and 1890. Some I found, but for some I am still searching. Most of my ancestors moved to Illinois or other states near the Great Lakes.

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
They were in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, so ...
posted by Steven Greenwood
Hallo Steven, I am still looking at least for one brother of my great great grandfather wo emigrated the the USA. His sister I found in Wisconsin and his brother in Illionois. The name of the missing Lewerenz was Johann Hinrich Lewerenz; he was called Hans and was born 1854 in Oering, Kreis Segeberg. He married in 1880 Margaretha Wrage in Sülfeld and emigrated in 1885. If the names are Margaretha/Margret or Hans it will definately interesting for me.
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
In St. Johns Cemetery outside Rock Springs, Wisconsin, I found the headstones of a Joachim Lewerenz (1818-1884) and a Marie Lewerenz (1826-1884).
posted by Steven Greenwood
Thank you so much for your work on ! My father pointed me to a baptism record for John at He believes that the record says that although John was baptized in 1833, he was born the previous year, in 1832, in Altenburg. I can't read German. Could you please tell me what the record says about John? I'd love to know. Also, i'm new to using WikiTree. If this is an inappropriate request or if there is a better forum for me to make this request I apologize. Thank you. -Dallan

posted by Dallan Quass
Hi Dallan,

this way is ok. I have only one problem I cannot see the image. I can use the link, but only see an empty page. On ancestry is only an index avaible. Could you please make a download or a screenshot from the image and put it on the concerning profile as image. Then I can read it and help you. Please give me a short info when the image is avaible. Dieter

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thank you! Here's a link to the image: I believe it may be the image that Ancestry indexed? I'm not sure.
posted by Dallan Quass
Taufbuch der Kirchengemeinde Wintersdorf

Im Jahre 1833

Nr.: 50. Taufname des Kindes: Gottlieb Tauf- und Zuname, auch Stand des Vaters: Christoph Quaas, Nachbar und Einwohner in Heuckendorf Tauf- und vorheriger Geschlechtsname der Mutter: Elisabeth, geborene Gentsch aus Heukendorf Tag und Stunde der Geburt: Der 25. fünf und zwanzigste Juli, Abends um 11 eilf Uhr Tag und Stunde der Taufe, wo sie geschehen und wer sie verrichtet: Den 28. acht und zwanzigsten Juli in der Kirche, durch den Herrn Pastor Dietrich Namen der Pathen: 1. Johann Gentsch, Nachbar und Einwohner in Waltersdorf 2. Johann Meissner, Nachbar und Einwohner in Lobas 3. Frau Justine Meissner, des Einwohners Michael Meissner in Gorma Eheweib

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thank you Dieter! I really appreciate it.
posted by Dallan Quass
Thanks for including me in the S-H team. I'm sure I will have many questions for you. Now I'll have someone to ask.


posted by Marilyn Kenyon PsyD
Dieter, I am so glad you were able to join Team Roses for this year's Clean A Thon. It is always a pleasure to work with you. With your help, we were able to clean up over 30,000 data suggestions, which is amazing! I hope you'll join us in July for the Connect A Thon. Emma :-)
Thank you very much, Emma. I like correcting German laocation fields.
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Hi Dieter,

I'm watching last night's challenge video now. Every week, it seems like you're the behind-the-scenes MVP. You are contributing so much! The challenge would be completely different if you weren't part of it. Thank you for all you are doing.


posted by Chris Whitten
Thank you very much for the kind words Chris. The challenge is fun and I like it to search old hand written scripts.


posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Dieter, I am blown away by all the work you did on my German lines as part of this past week's WikiTree Challenge! Your generosity in donating your time and expertise is not only greatly valued by me, but it will also be appreciated for many generations to come. I cannot thank you enough for contributing to one of the most exciting genealogical events I've ever participated in. Thank you, Thank YOU, THANK YOU! Hugs!
posted by Katherine Lange
Thank you Katherine for your kind words. I will orphan now all profiles I added, then you can take them as profile manager.
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
What do I need to do to be the profile manager? Is there something I do on my end to become the manager?
posted by Katherine Lange
Go onto the profile page. Behind the words "No profile manager" is written "Adopt this profile". If you click on this you are the profile manager.

Please inform me if I forgot some to orphan.

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thanks so much for helping so many people with German research. I am working on two groups of Germans that may interest you. Thanks again and congratulations!

Congratulations on being WikiTree Member of the Week!! Wunderbar!!
posted by Steven Greenwood
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Thanks SJ and the Appreciation Team.
posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thank you thank you thank you :) You have been a world of help and I appreciate everything you are doing. My German ancestors have been a brick wall for years and I can't wait to learn more. Kulla, Romer Rominski, Kotzschmar, Biernot, Gosch, Glasser
posted by April (Bake) Dennis
Hey Dieter. I don't know if you would have much access to information from Southern Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz), but I am getting stuck with finding info on my great-grandparents Johann Sauer and Louise Huber, who resided in the Oggersheim-Ludwigshafen am Rhein area (b. c. 1910-d. c 1985-1990). They still have a living daughter, Erika who lives there. I haven't had much luck getting my mother/aunt to help out. Can you look into recent deaths (obits from last 20-30 years) and maybe identify a Friedhof that they are buried in?
posted by Steven Greenwood
Update: Well I created a space page for Uelzen (Kreis), Niedersachsen, and I admit that I was a little hasty in getting it out there. The more I keep looking at it and in comparison with other Landkreis in Niedersachsen on Wikitree that I realize that I should retitle it to Landkreis Uelzen, Niedersachsen. That would be the more correct form, yes?
posted by Steven Greenwood
edited by Steven Greenwood
I did it. I made a new page for Space:Landkreis Uelzen, Niedersachsen and this is where we will make our edits. Still currently fleshing out the links for the political structure but you can still view what I've done so far. The other page, well, I'm hoping someone can delete it.
posted by Steven Greenwood
Guten tag, Dieter!

I read in G2G that you live in Kreis Uelzen, Niedersachsen and was hoping for assistance regarding genealogy in the Uelzen area, granted I understand if this request is unwarranted if it interferes with your time or ability. I am specifically interested in Röbbel, Bad Bevensen, where my ancestors of the Ripke family resided (Hof Nr. 3) and still do to this day! A lot of the Ripke line is fleshed out to 1603 though it gets vague after that, and mainly I'm looking for members of offshooting branches that married into them (i.e. STOLTE, SCHULZ, BURMESTER (which I've found is all over), GROSSMEYER (GRASMEYER), WARFER, KOOSEN, and LUDEMANN (should have umlaut U). In addition I have been following leads all over the Kreis in the villages of Höver (Weste), Hohenbostel, Emmendorf, Nievelitz, and Bohlsen to name a few. I am particularly stumped by the surname GAUSE in Hohenbostel. It disappears on my end at 1850 and reappears in that village again around 1750. If you have any recommendations on where to look for information, I gladly accept them.

Thank you very much.

posted by Steven Greenwood
Thank you for your comment on our Christmas Truce page. It is a special page for us. I appreciate the mention of the book!


posted by Paula J
Hi Dieter

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Pre-1700 ancestors can be shared by many descendants, so collaboration is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

The Germany Project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find other possibilities. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Have questions? Let me know by using the "reply" link under my comments or by clicking my name to visit my profile. From there you can leave a comment or send a private message.

Karen ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

Hi Dieter,

This is a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far?

One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that I found very helpful. (If you decide to upload another GEDCOM file,) I hope that you will too. Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? Most of us still have some questions after reviewing them.

Please do let me know if you have any questions about how WikiTree works, no matter how small. My rule of thumb when I started was to search for an answer for five minutes, then reach out to my Greeters, and then resume searching. I might have found the answer before they got back with me but they sometimes offered a different way of doing the same thing which was easier.

You can reach me by using the reply link for this comment or send a private message from my profile by clicking my name. See you in the branches,

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

P.S. Did you discover that the tags on your profile are clickable links to a page of other people who have that tag? They also control the information which is included in the activity reports which you receive from WikiTree. You can add more, up to 20 total, or delete some if you are receiving irrelevant information.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Dieter,

Welcome to the Germany Project. Please read the Germany project page add GERMANY to your list of followed tags, and can you please send me a private message with your email address so i can add you to our Google Group. The group is where our project communicates.

Thanks for joining, I look forward to working with you.

Kylie Haese ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
Welcome Dieter!

Thanks for volunteering! I am pleased to confirm and welcome you to the WikiTree family, your contributions will go a long way to joining the world together.

I would suggest starting with the New Member How-To pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration. Don't be afraid to ask questions in our G2G forum and get involved as much or as little as works for you. Be sure to check out the tabs at the very top right hand side of your profile, there is lots to discover!

I am here to answer any question you have, no matter how trivial you may think it is. There is no such thing as a silly question. Please add as much information as you can, it all helps to turn a “name” back into a person. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do!

Happy tree climbing

Rhonda ~ WikiTree Greeter

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posted by [Living Williams]