Starting Sept. 5, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Andres Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Brothers of Leopold ANDRES
Posted by: Robert Andres (ID *****7830) Date: January 22, 2003 at 16:03:15
In Reply to: Brothers of Leopold ANDRES by William Andres of 339

Bitche is a small town located in Lorraine, not in Alsace. Strasbourg is about 100 miles from Bitche, a fair distance in France. There are however two villages close to Bitche, where many Andres families lived. They are Hanviller and Ormersviller. The original Andres in both villages are of the same branch. George, Thomas and Joseph were born in Eisenburg, a village in Bavaria. They emigrated to the northeast of France, as their "noble" trades (Masons and Carpenters) were sought after to help rebuilt many ravaged parts of Europe, after the Thirty Years War. The three brothers, sons of Martin Andres and Barbe Beck(or Boeck) settled in Lorraine, and many of their descendants emigrated to the United States in the mid 1800's.
So,it seems that your branch is likely to have come from Alsace, possibly around Strasbourg, but unlikely to have come from around Bitche. There does not seem to be a Leopold in the branch that settled near Bitche.
Good luck in your research.

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network