Immigration from Oppau/Edigheim in the Rheinpfalz to Ohio
- I have some leads on my familys origin in the Oppau/Edigheim area of the Rheinpfalz (then Rheinbayern, part of Bavaria). These towns were near Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, and later were incorporated into the city of Ludwigshafen.
My family name is Scharf, and verifiable ancestors are Wilhelm (William) and Heinrich (Henry). The immigrated through Pennsylvania and settled in Pomeroy, Meigs Co., OH in the 1850s. I believe some other families from the Oppau/Edigheim area also settled in Pomeroy, and Im looking for any information about them. One of the family names may have been Gonder, and another Jung (Young). Ive gotten a little history on this area, and am trying to make sense of it with regard to immigration to America.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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