I am the newest member.
My name is Micha Reisel, I live in Hod Hasharon, Israel
since 1998, before that 27 years in Oslo, Norway and
before that I was Dutch.
I have been researching my Lithuanian Jewish roots
for 20 years but haven't done too much
on my Dutch/German Jewish roots.
My maternal gggggf was born in Hanau in Germany in 1720
He came to Holland to Diepenheim as Andries Liefmann
and in 1811 added the surname MULLER.
He died in Diepenheim in 1820.
Family lore says that he owned a mill and therefore
called himself Muller, which sounds plausible.
There are no records in Diepenheim that he ever owned
a mill, and a Miller in Dutch is 'molenaar' not muller.
Anything of this rings any bells with anybody?
thanks and take care
Vice President of JFRA-Israel
(the Jewish Family Research Association of Israel).
Researching MULLER from Hanau Germany