Posted By:Martin Womer
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Subject:John Jacob Wommer of Eitzweiler, Germany, born 1615
Post Date:October 30, 2012 at 00:49:45
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Forum:Pennsylvania Genealogy Forum
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It appears that many Womers, Wommers, and Woomers trace their ancestry to John Jacob Wommer born in 1615 of Eitzweiler, Saarland, Germany. (Some genealogies online give the birth year as 1610, and refer to the birth place as Sankt Wendel, Saarland, Germany, which appears to be a town just south of Eitzweiler, http://www.maplandia.com/germany/saarland/saarland/sankt-wendel/eitzweiler/, or perhaps Eitzweiler is a part of Sankt-Wendel.)

Has anyone tried and been able to find ANY RECORD of the parents or earlier ancestors of this John Jacob Wommer born 1610 or 1615?

From what I have been able to read, my (male) Womer name ancestry is as follows:

John Jacob Wommer of Eitzweiler, Saarland, Germany (1615-____),

Hans Michael Wommer of Eitzweiler (1648-1725),

Hans (John) Jacob Wommer of Eitzweiler (1680-____) who came to Pennsylvania in 1749,

Johann Bernard (Bernhard) Wommer of Eitzweiler (1706-1755) who came to Pennsylvania in 1737,

Godfrey (Gottfried) Wommer (1746-1822), served in Capt. Emrick's company during the Revolutionary War,

Jacob Wommer (1780-1830),

John Womer (1814-1896),

Edward Griffith Womer (1859-1952), my great grandfather,

Norman Franklin Womer (1897-1970), my grandfather,

Theodore (Ted) Colton Womer (1919-1999), my father,

Martin Colton Womer, born 1953, me.

It seems that many or maybe all of the Womers (Wommers or Woomers) in America derive from Hans (John or Johann) Jacob Wommer(1680-____), who came to PA in 1749.

I look forward to hearing from anyone who has done more of this research.