Matt Sanders
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Matt Sanders
Born 1950s.
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It looks like Joseph KONOP (born 1880), Anna's father, was son to a Josef KONOP born about 1851 who immigrated in 1871. He could be related to your line, maybe even older brother to Heinrich. See

One of the great things about WikiTree is that it allows us to connect unrelated people like you and me into the larger family tree of humanity. If you can connect Anna to your line, then you and I would be connected.

Cheers! Matt

posted by Matt Sanders

Geraldine WALTERS married a cousin of mine, Melvin LAKATOS. My habit is not to just add the spouse of cousins, but also to add the parents. This gives others a chance to add to the Wiki Family Tree. Perhaps this can be your role? I'm not related to KONOP or WALTERS (as far as I know). Sometimes I spend some time linking existing profiles together when I add one and there are obvious connections, but I wasn't doing that when I added Anna KONOP WALTERS.

Cheers! Matt

posted by Matt Sanders
Hi Matt. I am David Konop and very new to both Genealogy and WikiTree. I see where you are a Manager of Anna L. Konop Walters. On her page her father and mother are unknown, but on Find a grave her parents are Joseph Konop and Anna Cisler. There is a Joseph Konop in almost every Konop that settled in Wisconsin. The parents of Anna Cisler were Mathias Cisler and Barbara(?). Names changing to English make connections so complicated. As far as Joseph, I have no idea at this point, but maybe it is right there. My 3rd Great Grandfather is a Joseph who brought his family from Bohemia to Wisconsin. I will look into it further this week but doubt Joseph Jr. was Anna Cisler's husband, but then again? My 2nd Great Grandfather was Henry and my Great Grandfather was Thomas Frank Konop. Wanted to check in on if you knew anything more about Konop's. Or if I might know anything that could assist your research. VR David.
posted by David Konop

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posted by Traci Thiessen

I am active in entering data for my ancestors and ancillary families from the area of the Eifel and south towards Trier, encompassing some of Saarland because my relatives moved there, and from there some of them came to America. My enduring theme is tracing those who came from this part of Germany to America. I don't know that I can do any more in terms of projects until I retire in about 2 years.

Right now I am spending most time documenting the many Germans who came from the small villages north of Trier that my ancestors came from - Schleidweiler, Rodt, Zemmer, Orenhofen, Daufenbach. I am working most closely with a German cousin, Winfried Heid. As far as I have seen, there are not a lot of folks entering data for this region besides the two of us. Of course, as with all small towns, every family married each other, so we will cover the whole region fairly soon.

What more can I tell you?

Cheers, Matt

posted by Matt Sanders
Thanks for your response and for your work on those German profiles Matt! We appreciate you!!
posted by Traci Thiessen
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award issued on July 12, 2020.

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posted by Anonymous Williams
You asked: "Jean-Baptiste was married at St. James in 1802, under the name MOTTET. Although later records were under other names, David's research leads me to wonder if we should not make MOTTET the primary name."

Since you are a profile manager and there is documentation to show his name at birth was Mottet, you can make this change. Thanks for checking with the LaFam project. In edit mode click on the tiny edit box by the surname.

posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Matt, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Matt, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

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posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Matt, please take a look at

There is a scan of what looks like her marriage to Jean Baptiste Dugas probably Joseph Ignace's brother. What do you think?

posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Hello, Matt!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Matt!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Matt, just saw your introduction to German_Roots. I live close to Gernsheim and also have the city's family book. If I can be of any help in your research, just let me know.


posted by René Granacher
Matt ~ Thanks for contributing your German ancestors to the WikiTree database. You are now a member of the
posted by Maggie N.
Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

Hi Matt, thanks for the merge request for Berteaud/Berteau. I still create duplicates that way so don't feel alone! Here is a handy chart for Acadian name spelling that is standardized to the DGFA (Stephen White):
posted by Jacqueline Girouard

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