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Re: Obert's from Baden Baden Germany
Posted by: obert fittje (ID *****2496) Date: December 29, 2008 at 05:41:28
In Reply to: Re: Obert's from Baden Baden Germany by Samantha Kramer of 173

Samantha Kramer, Read your message this morning. Watertown, South Dakota is where my great grandfather Leopold Obert settled. Three of his children, my great aunts/uncles lived and are buried there: Conrad, John, and (?). When I was a little kid, we visited our living relatives there. My grandparents names are Martha Obert and Henry Fittje and my full name is Obert Henry Fittje. Henry is a family name that my son has as a middle name. Both my paternal grandfather and great grandfather were named Henry Fittje. That's as far back as I can remember or heard about from my dad. Watertown was/is not a large town so there has to be a connection, esp. given the name Henry Fittje. My grandparents, Henry Fittje and Martha Obert must have met there in Watertown. I have no memories/information about the Kramer's or know of any connection. That doesn't mean, of course, that there isn't one, I just never heard the name in connection with the Fittje's. One mystery I have been trying to get more information on is whether there is a connection between the Fittje's from Germany (northwest Germany near the Dutch border) and the Fitje's from Norway (there is village in northern Norway called Fitje). I have contacted some Fittje's in Germany--northwest Germany. Anyway, with Watertown and the name Henry Fittje, there is no doubt some connection here. Looking forward to hearing from you. Obert Henry Fittje


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