Matt Sanders

Matt Sanders

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Matt Sanders
Born 1950s.
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Son of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 16 Sep 2019 | Created 21 Oct 2017 | Last significant change: 14 Sep 2019
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I became fascinated with this area after beginning to explore my wife's ancestry.
My wife's mother's birth name. From small towns northwest of Hanover, Germany.
My mother's family has numerous German ancestors. Main areas are Gernsheim, Hesse, and Schleidweiler north of trier. My wife has numerous ancestors from Germany through her Louisiana-born father.
My mother's WITT family emigrated from Gernsheim, southwest of Frankfurt, about 1832. I am using the "Familienbuch der Stadt Gernsheim" by Hans herbert Hertling as a source.
Early Louisiana family, immigrated 1721. My wife's birth name.
My father's name was changed by his father to SANDERS when Dad was 17. Some relatives use SANDOR, some SANDERS.
My wife's grandmother.
From Gernsheim, Germany, through Butler County, Pennsylvania.

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On 14 Sep 2019 at 17:53 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

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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On 28 Jul 2019 at 20:45 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

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?

On 1 Jul 2019 at 17:29 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

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

On 7 Jun 2019 at 15:15 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

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

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On 21 Nov 2018 at 12:37 GMT René Granacher wrote:

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.


On 20 Nov 2018 at 03:53 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Matt ~ Thanks for contributing your German ancestors to the WikiTree database. You are now a member of the

On 23 Jan 2018 at 15:17 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

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 :-)

On 26 Dec 2017 at 13:28 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

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):

On 6 Nov 2017 at 02:30 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:

You’ve been a WikiTreer for about two weeks now! I’m a mentor checking in to see if things are going okay.

Please let me know if you’d like help with WikiTree. To get in touch, click the link to my name, then post a message on my profile page or send me a private message.

I’m always happy to answer questions! Carole, WikiTree Mentor

On 29 Oct 2017 at 02:09 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Hi Matt, I merged the two Huber/Oubre profiles; no worries, it happens to me occasionally. We can't delete profiles; we just merge.

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