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Prussian German Families with NE & WY Connections
Posted by: Dicksie KNIGHT MAY (ID *****1599) Date: September 27, 2008 at 09:20:36
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I am looking for descendants of the Prussian/German Pioneer families who came to Laramie, Albany, WY, in the early days (1870's - 1890's). Many of these families came from the Prussian area of Germany around the Oder River and came directly to Wyoming from there.

Some of the families who came to Laramie, Wyoming were WURL, GABRIEL, MELCHER, SPIEGELBERG, BORGEMANN, PAHL, PILGER, METZLER and many others. Many of these families also have connections in Nebraska (Cuming County) and Wisconsin (Dodge County) and beyond.

My family came from the Alt Rudnitz and Alt Custrinchen, Konigsburg, Nuemark (East Brandenburg), Prussian area and are among the early pioneers who came to Laramie, Albany, WY. I have heard wonderful stories about many of these families since I was a child and have always wanted to see the stories of these Prussian/German pioneers told!

To me it is very important to tell their story and record this history for generations to come. These Germans played a part in the early settling of Laramie and Albany County and this history should be recorded.

I don't want to see this history disappear and plan to compile the information into a book preserving the history of this group for future generations to enjoy.

Please contact me if you are interested in seeing the history of your Prussian/German ancestors preserved!

Dicksie Knight May

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