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Joseph (#46929160)
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Erkerode/ Die Endung -rode deutet auf einen Hof auf gerodetem Land)
Averoth/ Ex Olhrod. Family

Origin of Family: Lotharingia / Germany
Suggestions would be: Latin "Ogelrode", Eckenroth Bad Kreutznach, NRW Eggerode, Billerbeck, Koblenz, Coblenz, Kowelenz, Coblentz, Koblenz Niederberg areas. There are
also areas near Duesseldorf just east Erkrath.

Please note: Endung -rath oder -rot/-rode or -roth does not matter.

Haus Bavier: (in alten Quellen auch Buer, Buir oder Buyr)
Das Haus erscheint erstmals als fränkischer Adelshof Erkerode im Jahr 1147. 1189 erscheint es als Wasserburg und Rittersitz von Daniel de Erkerode. 1221 wird ein Konrad von Erkrath (Erkerohde) erwähnt. Seine Mutter war eine Schwester des Edelherrn Heinrich von Denn (Danne).[1] 1367 erscheint das Haus als Sitz eines Ritters von Schönrath. Sources: Haus Bavier Wilkipedia

Eckenroth is located between Bad Kreuznach and Simmern. It is one of the smallest village located in the Stromberg area.

In the Stromberger Census (Stromberger Zinsbuch) books you can see the family listed names as "Ockenrait" and "Oeckenrod".

Die Herren von Erkenrode waren vermutlich auch
die Bauherren und ersten Patronatsherren der
Katholischen Pfarrkirche.

Erkrad, Erckraidt oder Erckrat(h)
3 weitere Namesnstraeger: de Erkenrode de Erkenrodhe genannt.

There are three old names I am aware of:
Bernerus de Everkrothe
Siegebertus de Everekrothe
Daniel de Erkerode

It is thought that in the 12th century the town "Eggerode" in North Rhein Westphalia was founded by a Knight from "Eckenroth" of Bad Kreuznach also with the help from the Stryck family of Switzerland. The town of Eckenroth in Badkreuznach, RL-Pfalz, Germany. The town had a religious Catholic background that taught relgious education by Swiss Catholic Clergymen.

In the 17th century you see the family living near Eggerode Germany in Billerbeck, Coesfeld, Bork and the Schoeppingen area.

Families left from Rotterdam, Nederlande

Settled in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the area of the Blue Moutains near the Kings Highway near Steinsville, PA. AKA: Indian trail=Kings highway in Lynn township, Lehigh, Co., PA.

Our family was visited by Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest "Father Theodore Schneider" and also mentioned in the Goshenhoppen Records by sacraments performed at the house and at Asperum Collem or Spitzenberg in Albany township, Berks, Co., PA.

Parts of the Eckroth farm were sold to the Donat family and were later known as the Donat Farm.
My 1st generation Grandfather was killed by an Indian while plowing the field. He had his daughter with him but she had managed to escape the attack. (I don't know which daughter escaped) My uncle mentioned to me about a Indian attack in our family but would not confirm which side. He mentioned that the head had been put on a fence post. I could not get any other information but I'll try my other uncles to get what I can at a later date.

Family farm located in Lehigh Co., PA "Lynn township" Other family lines that are known to me are: Lutz, Eck, Kuhn, Henrich/Henry, Neier/Nauer, Schlosser and many others.

My family line moved to Stark Co., Ohio then to Nebraska and into Oklahoma.

Johnan/Joan/John Diet. Eckrodt and Anna Margaretha (Geddinck)....(This is the current thought of mine anyway).

George Eckroth/Eckroat and Anna Maria (Nauer/Neier) Note of interest: George's children were taken into guardianship by David Zehner, since most of George's children were under age when George Eckroth died. The Oswald family also had an interst in obtaining guardianship for the children under age 14 but in the end it was the Zehner family. David Zehner's wife was Elizabeth Henrich born March 11th 1770 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co, PA. After George's death, Anna Mary/Maria Neier married Christian Henrich Jr.

Daniel Eckroad and Rebecca (Eckerott/Eckenroth)
(Yes, He married his did his brother)

Jacob D. Eckroate and Barbara (Kleis)

John Ananias Eckroat and Mary Catharine (Baechler)

William M. Eckroat Sr. and Mary Alice (Hall)

William M. Eckroat Jr. and Kathryn (Kloiber)

William M. Eckroat III. and Gayle (Gasper)

I got an email from a guy in Eggerode Germany and he mentioned to me that one time they use to have these shooting matches and people would come from all around Germany and Switzerland and that something went terribly wrong, (Gun powder?), one year and people were killed and the town Priest put an end to these shooting matches... I've always wondered if part of the Jacob Egg/Eck family of Switzerland came to these matches. Jacob Egg/Eck was a gun maker. I have no other information. I also heard about the Stryck family having some interest in Eggerode Germany.

Ovid E. Eckroate wrote some information about the Eckroate family in which tells this story:

"An interesting story survives for the Eckroate ancestry. It seems there were three Eckroate brothers being pursued by Indians alone the river. (What river? perhaps the Ohio). Two of the brothers were caught and killed. The remaining brother escaped by hiding in the roots of a tree. It is from this surviving brother that the Eckroate lineage supposedly descended. The Eckroates that settled in Ohio were supposed to have come from Pennsylvania." (Ovid E Eckroate 9 March 1990.)

Research shows us that the family is Roman Catholic but in those days very few Parishes were set up in the area. (Mass houses were mostly used) In some other cases protestants would call upon a visiting Catholic Priest to administer Sacraments, even protestants themselves would request Sacraments of the Church. I have also noticed that they may have gone to the German reformed Church and part of the family has gone to the Zion Reform and Friedens.

Update note: The Friedenskirche was allowed to share the Roman Catholic Church at St. Michael's in Koblenz Germany Rhein-Hunsrueck

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Anna Margaret Kroemer Kehs/Margaret Kuhn/Anna Margaret Kuhn Kehs
Hi Joseph,
I am extremely confused as I recently noticed that I have the same information saved for 3 different people in my family tree. My tree is public on ancestry user paulaplumm. Two might possibly be the same person Find A Grave # 42259859, but one is shown as a sister # 34522339. I'm also not sure where Kroemer would have come from if parents surname is Kuhn. Could you please try to clarify? Thanks so much!
-Paula Plummer
Added by paulaplum on Mar 13, 2017 4:06 PM
Roseann Clavelli
RE: Contact email does not work

It does work (honestly). :-)
Added by Roseann Clavelli on Jan 17, 2017 12:10 PM
Roseann Clavelli
RE: Freeh/Free Family
Joseph - Can we please correspond by email? I do not want to put a lot of current personal info on this public website. Also, where does your friend Joe live currently?
Added by Roseann Clavelli on Jan 16, 2017 11:09 PM
Roseann Clavelli
RE: Freeh/Free Family
Surprising as the Fruehs are documented in the Ortssippenbuch of Oberhausen (combined from Neiderhausen and Rheinhausen).
Added by Roseann Clavelli on Jan 15, 2017 6:10 PM
Roseann Clavelli
RE: Landelin Frueh and Maria Anna ((Fleck)
I am from Jacob's line.
Added by Roseann Clavelli on Jan 15, 2017 3:21 PM
Roseann Clavelli
Landelin is my great-great-great grandfather. I would love to learn more about your friend. Please send me an email at - with many thanks!
Added by Roseann Clavelli on Jan 15, 2017 3:11 PM
Adam Helfrich
RE: Scharlotta Seu Margaretha Helferich
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm a little confused by all the variations of the names Georgii Antonii, Antonii, Susanna Seiler, etc, and if they are the same individuals. I'd love to know if Joannes and Margaretha are brother and sister.I also found different variations of the Georgii Antonii and Susanna from Leimen having a Joannes in 1812 and a Margaretha in 1807. John Helfrich in the cemetary in Bally was born abt 1814 according to US records. Is it possible those two could be the same guy? 1812 would be closer and I found a document of a Joannes Helferich arriving in 1837. Also notable is that John Helfrich spelled his name Helferich on his earlier census but dropped the E later.'s so confusing so thanks for your help.

Added by Adam Helfrich on Jan 04, 2017 4:54 PM
Adam Helfrich
John Helfrich
Hello, my name is Adam Helfrich, and I've been trying to research the Helfrich line and stuck at John Helfrich (1814-1880). On the grave page for Mary Helfrich (his wife) it states John's father might be Anthony and Susanna Seiler. I'd love to know where that info came from and if there is additional info because that is who I suspect his parents are over in Bavaria. That Anthony Helfrich is also known as Georgius Antonius Helfrich/Helferich. I also believe John changed his name with Joannes Helfrich being my best guess without further info. Georgius Antonius and Susanna also have a daughter (Margaretha Helfrich/Glaser) buried there. Any help on these potential links would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Adam Helfrich
Added by Adam Helfrich on Jan 04, 2017 2:18 PM
Carol Eberts
Catharine Adam
Borntrager was my grandmothers maiden name and that's the way she spelled it and you're right about the different dialects. Anyway thanks again for the information, I've been looking for Catharine for a very long time.
Added by Carol Eberts on Oct 20, 2016 10:31 PM
Carol Eberts
Catharine Adam
Thank you for the information you posted on Catharine Bautrager Adam. I am sure she is the sister of John Nicholas Borntrager, my 2nd great grandfather. Is Bautrager how her named is spelled in church records?
Added by Carol Eberts on Oct 20, 2016 12:56 PM
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