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Walcher Villach, Austria, 1600
Posted by: Lukas Wagner (ID *****4882) Date: February 26, 2012 at 18:35:39
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Hello,

this is Lukas from Germany.
I am from the Walcher family in Wain, Germany. As far as I know, my descendants emigrated from Villach, Austria, in the 1600s and settled in Wain, where most of them stayed until today. The story goes that the provincial governor in Austria was a Catholic while the Walchers were Lutherans. He gave them the choice to either convert to Catholicism or to leave their farms. They left and took the long journey to the area of Ulm, Germany, where they finally found a new home.

I can trace my family tree back to Jakob Walcher (1614-1654), who was a farmer in Wain. My descendant come from the Staiger and the Oberfuerbuch homestead.

I also found some traces of an Adam Walcher (*1753) who seems to be born in Germany and emigrated to North Carolina.

There is also a story about the "uncle in America" in my family: My Grandma remembered that a "noble Gentleman" came to their farm when she was a little child (she was born in 1928). As far as we know, this was the brother of her father who emigrated to the US.

Does anyone have another piece in the puzzle?
Lukas



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