I have been researching my German ancestry for about 10 years. My family came to Calumet and Manitowoc counties in Wisconsin beginning in 1850. My Ortlepp ancestors came from Gotha, Thuringen; my Hass and Schildhauer ancestors came from the Eckernfoerde district of Schleswig Holstein; my Koeppen ancestors came from Dargun, Mecklenburg. I was born in Sheboygan but now I live in Rhode Island. My family tree on Ancestry.com is HASS ORTLEPP SCHILDHAUER KOEPPEN BATTEY.
I am also researching my Irish side. Clark/G?rman side from somewhere in Ireland, my Mohan/Finnegan side from County Monaghan.