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>>OBBFHA Home Page>THE OLD BROAD BAY FAMILY HISTORY ASSOCIATION>Between 1740 and 1753, some 150 families and individuals, mainly from the Rhineland area of Germany, emigrated to the New World and ultimately landed in Broad Bay, Massachusetts - now Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine. It is these people who inspired the development of this association.>>BACKGROUND>>The OLD BROAD BAY FAMILY HISTORY ASSOCIATION was started in the summer of 1992. We began as a small group of people who were interested in learning more about our ancestors and how they came to be in Broad Bay. The effort was introduced by W. W. "Will" Whitaker in his newsletter "Old Broad Bay - Bund und Blat" that he started in January of 1992. He was attempting to document this unique event - the settling of Broad Bay - roughly 250 years after the fact. To obtain back copies, see the contact listed below. An index of back copies is being put together and will be posted on this site when complete>>The first project of our group was to start a registry, the Broad Bay Family Registry, through which people could contact others interested in Waldoboro's history and early families. Its second project was to organize some family history activities to take place in conjunction with the August 1, 1993, annual Sunday afternoon service at the historic Old German Meeting House Church in Waldoboro, Maine, where many of our ancestors worshipped. We continue to meet each year over the first weekend in August to exchange genealogical information, learn about local history, and plan work in the communities of the Broad Bay area that will perpetuate the memory of those Individuals who came to this place and prospered or perished.>>We welcome all those who are interested in learning more about this group to write us and we will gladly try to answer any questions you might have.>
>The group meets in Waldoboro for geneology sharing, a business meeting, and speakers on the first Saturday in August which coincides with the annual Sunday afternoon service at the old German Lutheran Church. The Old Broad Bay Family History Association will be holding its 10th Annual Reunion in Waldoboro, Maine on August 2, 2003.>MEMBERSHIP & NEWSLETTER>>Membership in the OLD BROAD BAY FAMILY HISTORY ASSOCIATION is open to all. Annual membership runs from August 1st through July 31st. Current dues are $10 per year with free queries and lookups, access to Randy's personal library, cemetery tours, and Maine hospitality. Our newsletter "Old Broad Bay Family History Association Newsletter" is temporarily not being published at this time. We welcome interest from anyone who may wish to edit the newsletter.>>Please send to OBBFHA, P.O. Box 1242, Waldoboro, ME 04572>>OFFICERS & CONTACTS>>President: Randy Gross, P.O. Box 77, Waldoboro ME 04572>>Vice President: Prentice Alexander>>Acting Vice President: Charlie Drew (Maine resident for legal purposes)>>Secretary: Joyce Ball Brown, P.O. Box 1242, Waldoboro, ME 04572>>Treasurer: William Conary obbfhanews@...>>Back Newsletters: Norma Dodge kdodge@...>>Web Page: Fred Snell fred@...>>FAMILIES>>The following are the names of the early German settlers who settled Old Broad Bay, Waldoboro, Maine. We hope to eventually provide links to people researching these families.>>Air, Antoni (Anton), Bauzer, Beckler, Benner, Birchenbeul, Bornemann, Bornhelmet, Brotmann (Broadman), Burkhardt (Burkett), Castner (Kastner), David, Deis (Dice), Demuth, Dickendorff (Duckendorff, Dockendorff), Dochtermann (Tochtermann), Duerfiinger (Doertier), Dohlheim (Dolheim), Edell, Eichorn (Achorn), Eisele (Eisley, Isley), Ekele (Eugley), Feller (Feyler), Feilhauer, Genthner, Getsinger, Gross, Hamburg (Haburg), Hahn, Handel, Haupt (Hopp), Haus, Huebner (Heavener), Heidenheim, Heller (Heyler, Hyler), Hein, Heisler, Heyer, Hilt, Hoch, Hoffses, Hoizapfel, Horn, Icholar, Jung, Keizer, Kuntzel Kinzel), Klein (Cline), Klaus (Claus), Koehler (Kaler), Kammerer (Comery), Kraus, Kramer (Creamer), Kroehn, Kubler, Kuhn (Cone), Labe, Lachenauer (Lagenauer), Lang (Long), Losch (Lash), Lauer (Lawry, Lowry), Lehr, Leissner, Lebenzoeller (Levensaler), Leicht (Light), Ludwig, Martin, Matchloffe, Mellen, Menck (Mink, Mank),Muller (Miller), Neuhaus (Newhouse), Neubert (Newbert),>>Orph (Orff), Oberlach (Overlock), Pracht (Prock), Reisser (Razor), Ried (Reed, Reid), Rehfuss (Refuse), Reisaus, Reitter, Roemele (Remily), Roth (Rode, Rhodes), Rinner, Rominger, Sargers (Sargus), Schaffer, Schenck, Schmidt (Smith), Schneider (Snyder, Snider), Schonemann, Schumacher (Shoemaker), Schurtz, Schwartz (Black), Schweier, Siechrist (Sechrist), Seiders (Sider), Schumann (Shuman), SeittJinger (Sidelinger), Seitensberger (Sidensparker), Seitz (Sides), Seller (Slier), Schmaus (Smouse), Schaudeal (Snowdeal),>>Soelle (Cilley), Stahl (Stall, Stole), Stein, Stilke (Stilkey), Stoerer (Storer), Steudle (Studley), Suchfort (Sukeforth), Toziner, Treupel (Drible), Uhlmann, Ulmer, Umbehend (Umberhine), Vogler (Fogler), Wegner (Wagner), Walch (Walck), Wallizer (Wallis, Wallace), Walder (Walter), Waltz (Woltz), Weber (Weaver), Weller (Willard), Welt, Weyl, Werner (Warner), Winchenbach (Wincapaw, Wink), Wohlfahrt, Wolsgrover, Zuberbuhler.>
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