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Relation to Mathias Kollmann?
Posted by: Francis Richard Kollman Date: February 07, 2002 at 09:03:42
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Whomever reads this-Greetings!
As I have time I like to research our common last name to see if any of us are related. I am of the lineage of Mathias Kollman b. approx. 1830's in Trier, Germany. My family tree mentions often how we are technically Prussian, but my research shows that Kollman(n) is in fact a Jewish name. Koll=Much and Man(n)= Manna meaning bread of heaven (remember Moses and the children of Israel escaping Egyptian slavery?).
Anyway our name means "many or much blessings from heaven" and I asked my last remaining uncle (Bud Kollman) if he knew of any Jewish blood. He stated "of course!" Well this news has caused my family to either ignore this fact or to the other extreme, live in denial.
If you take the time to read this please email me and let us see if we are related. I have lived all of the world and currently am living in Council Bluffs, Iowa and I work in Omaha, Nebraska.
Lord willing I have applied for a position with the US Federal government for a job in Vilneck Germany. If I move I will post more info as I get it.

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