276Re: [Prussian Genealogy] Herzog family name
- Jun 8, 2008Hello,
What contacts have you been using to locate Prussian information - genealogy. I have not had much luck. I am looking for 'Plotzkeu' family information. Good luck
--- On Sun, 6/8/08, genherzog <genherzog@...> wrote:
From: genherzog <genherzog@...>
Subject: [Prussian Genealogy] Herzog family name
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2008, 12:27 PM
I'm new to this group. I am trying to find my ancestors in Prussia.
I'll tell you what I know so far.
Friederich Johan Herzog born c. 1862, came to US c 1881. His parents
Friederich Herzog born C. 1833 d 1910 in Chicago and Wilhelmina c.
1837 d 1900 in Chicago.
Fred J. married Susanna Weiss from Grethen,Bavaria. (I've traced her
family back a couple of generations. )
Fred and Susanna's 1st 3 children beginning in 1883 were born in TX,
the others, beginning in 1888 were born in Cook Co, IL.
I have a letter, translated by my grandfather from his mother which
says they were from "Twin hills", but a great aunt said it
is "Twincities" . There is also a description of a coat of arms given
to an ancestor during the 30 years war of a group of women being
protected by a soldier/knight/ duke.
One of the birth certificates of my great uncle, with info given by
his elder sibling in 1942, lists a place of birth for my great
grandfather as Matschulen or something like that. i haven't found a
city like that either.
I have some death certificates but none give me any info beyond pob
Germany. I have not been able to locate naturalization info or
This is long but I thought the more info I gave, the more possibility
someone could help me get beyond this brick wall. I've been stuck
here for about 5 years.
Mary Herzog Diebel
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