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Re: Andrew Hammel/Germany
Posted by: Martha Everett Smith Date: December 16, 2000 at 15:15:01
In Reply to: Re: Andrew Hammel/Germany by Heidi Kelley of 309

Hallo, Heidi,
My name is Martha Everett Smith. My great grandfather was John J. Hammel from Wurtemburg. I am a first year German student at Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana. I do not know much about Germany, but my Professorin says that Wurtemburg is in an area that uses the Scwaebisch dialect, so I decided to give this a try. My grandfather was living in Michigan, on land that he purchased in 1850-51.He was married to Emily (Langdon??) who was born in Michigan. They had several children, the oldest an eight-year-old daughter by 1860. His year of birth was between 1818 and 1820. I do not know if he came to the U.S. as a child or as an adult, alone or with family members. He was a U.S. citizen in 1860.Is there anything I can learn from German records with such limited information? I thank you for your time, and God Bless. Frohe Weihnachten!! Martha Everett Smith


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