Posted By:Dan Page
Subject:Re: Kempf's of Ohio
Post Date:October 13, 2001 at 18:40:13
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Forum:Kempf Family Genealogy Forum
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Ulrich and Magdalena (Von Gunten) Kampf came from Switzerland to Lucas Co. OH about 1833. Ulrich had brothers Christian and Jakob. The family moved to Will Co. IL then to KS. There is considerable info in the book "Descendants of Ulrich Kampf, born 1813, Sigriswil, Switzerland," 2nd ed, 2001. A few copies are still available. There's no guarantee that this is the same family but if yours came from Switxzerland, it will be very likely they were related. I included several generations of Ulrich's ancestors in Switzerland. There were many spelling variations of the surname in American records - Kempf, Kemph, Kamph, Camp, etc.