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Re: Recktenwald's from Winterbach,St.Wendel
Posted by: Maurice Brill Date: October 04, 2000 at 15:12:58
In Reply to: Re: Recktenwald's from Winterbach,St.Wendel by MARY Stout of 102

My cousin Mary VanVoorhis visited St.
Wendel and Winterbach this past year. She
met many Brills but no Recktenwalds.More
of our relatives came from Marbingen,
and also Trier. It is a huge family. We
know of no relatives in Iowa. But it might
be helpful to know that most of the
Recktenwalds came to America at the time
when Bismarck began his persecution of
Catholics and Jews in the late 1860's and
early 1870's. Some of the men served in
the Franco-Prussian War. I have medals
from my ancestors. The German community
at Perkinsville was the center of immigration
before others moved to Hornell. The Reckten
walds in Hornell, Joseph and Charles, had
huge families and the children are spread
all over the United States. I hope this is
some help. There are many Recktenwalds
buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Perkinsville, N.Y. and at St. Ann's
Cemetery in Hornell, N.Y.


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