Posted By:John Reeb
Subject:Re: George Kaiser Alsace-Lorraine, Germany
Post Date:February 09, 2011 at 16:18:49
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I have a few records maybe about 15, more or less, I will be happy to share, prefer to send to your e-mail address. I will see if I can read it and if so I will send that way. If not I will let you know here on genforum. The man I mentioned, whose name was spelled Keiser, and his parents were spelled as Kaiser in the older generations. This is typical in France. The area where my searching is done was attached to Bas-Rhin (old northern Alsace) which Stasbourg is the main city. Strasbourg is closer to the Rhine and Keskastel where Kaisers I mentioned is next to a much smaller, at least more narrow river which is the Sarre. I am the kind of person who usually pick up lots of extra data as I search the European records, both old German Churchbooks and Civil Registres of France. I am not surprized at the difference in spelling of your female ancestor which appears to have gone feom U to A as the first letter. In my early surname family in one case the French changed the German Reeb to French in one village only, the name being Vigneron. Both names being occupationl names had to do with vines (grape vines). The Gustav Keiser I mentioned would be a cousin to my Reeb family and I have that branch of the Reeb family back to a Heinrich Reeb who was baptized (Christened) in 1599. Just today, I ran an lineage chart for him. I am hopeful I can find his children or grandchildren somewhere here in CA.

John V. Reeb