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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Well hello. I'll be around this Weedend posting and fixing a few things like usual. I can't say there will be a grand post because of a few things to take care of  around the house with family etc. More on that later, I guess. So just wanted to say:
Happy Easter.
While showing  a guy who liked his chicks.
 Big small made no difference. Meet my Dad as a small lad.
~ Happy  Easter ~ 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Goggle's Lazy Search Box Has Been Removed

My frustrating lazy search box -  I just don't need a lazy non working search box.
My gadgets need to work for me. Or they are out of the picture.Sent to pasture, into retirement.

I  don't know how long my search box will stay in retirement. It just wasn't up to par as it was in the older days. I read  this reason this morning,   which said not to frustrate the viewers; so I decided since it frustrated me, it must be annoying my viewers. I had a link on it that was mistakenly added and that clued me in as of late. So I removed it and added it and then it refused to work. Maybe retirement will reveal better solutions. Or even a more organized blog.

Another solution-
-I will have to get busy and add some special Page links. This blog space to the left is a little limited, so I am still thinking of adding top buttons.

I know,  I have to admit google results aren't all that pleasing either, I will have to figure out how to fix that too.

Helpful link-

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Readers Searching Means for Genealogy and Family History

Sometimes I have to just sit, naturally I grab the laptop,  and 'google browse'  a few names. It's good  for me and I have to admit it takes a lot of your time to be successful. Each time I do so;  I  mentally recall that I found Dorothea Luhmann that way, although I was searching the graves and used various versions of the Luhmann name.= Lumann. It keeps me going page after page.. But there are better ways to search  genealogy I realize now..

Your probably already acquainted about how to do good google searches. I admit I only know the basic. I know those supplied by ancestry for your object of pursuit or guy are quick and rather unsatisfying.   Yah, that's a dig. Anyway, I am getting to the idea of  social media tools. It was evident as I looked at my audience to  see one used on this blog.  An example is # 6.

My audiences for one day:

1- Google search. A search example was used with 'Von Sporcken' and maybe 'Horndorf '= powered by google. I can't help wonder who was using that to search Joachim Friedrich VON LüNEBURG spörcken . I have the surname And dealing with german history, I do have the names 'von spoercken'  through out the weblog because they were noble landowners back in the day of early history. (geshichte.) [I'm going to enjoy reading what it turns up].

2- mywebsearch powerd by Google. It's  set up-- the surname Ahrens  and "family history" category in the search box. without the quotes.
[I put in the name "Meyer" added location California at the end,  so I  can  pursue that this evening with Oregon and Idaho added later on.]

3- Alta Vista was used to search "Kruskop Langenbrügge" I had that on my index of  F-L villages by Oldendorf and Nahrendorf. My information came from Aidaonline Niedersachen. Only six entries  with  that search entry.  Can you imagine with all my cookies how many pages there could have been  given for that, if I had googled it normally.

4- brought my Rosseburg of Oldendorf page  to their attention.

5-  [secure search] Subject brought up " Häusling u. Pächter, Germany"

6- Dell's Social Media- Listening Dashboard. Thiswould be  a topic  worth a mini series in the making and worth it. I wonder who it was for;  what kind of commercial media was using it;  what tag was used;  and what page it brought forth.

It picked up the name Albert at my blog.  [Most of these  found are not tagged words.]  It provides pictures of the website. Pretty good with 28 entries.
.I changed the search. I entered the words  Seil and later added Blog and nothing that pertained to my blogs appeared  but i only clicked every other number. . However quotes around "Mike Coon"  Iowa; Gave me a little insight into his possible address..

8- Yahoo search engine brought me up through this query-
It seems to be all genealogy based searches. Again it brought up my entry at F- L list of surnames of the villages of Niedersachen. also M-n-o-p-Q list.
Changing the  subject to "Neetzendorf and Genealogy"  without quotes and my weblogs  appeared.  
This site is worth a investigation at a later time =

9- Google Übersetzer=                                                 depth=1&ei=9Co1UdefGcXktQa2i4HYAw&hl=de&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dgeschichte%2Bdes%2BRittergutes%2Bhorndorf%26start%3D20%26hl%3Dde%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26noj%3D1%26biw%3D769%26bih%3D496&sl=en&u=

Summary of what brought them in for what ever reason-:
von spoercken. gut horndorf
kruskop langenbrügge
"jürgen steinhauer" munster
adressbücher barskamp
aida sonderfindbuch
emmy trinchen warncke 1913
genealogie rieken aus konau
gesche catharina koopmann genealogy
geschichte des rittergutes horndorf
jürgen henrich hoffman

Irregardless of SEO and Money advancement ad words;  I believe the traffic is due to the luck of the draw.
At the time of the search,   it's whomever is interested in the same surnames as I and  places as I am.
I am hopeful that sooner or later it will bring in the right descendant of an ancestor.Who will contact me and say were related or someone in the know about my family history.  In fact I still need to and should have already contacted Jim Zubel who said he had information about our Fred Meyer of Churdan Iowa. If your reading Jim, I will get in touch.

- I  put a couple of these blog posts shown  here on hold for my own reasons. they will be back soon.
- Keep in mind  that most of my readers lately have been spammers and those with websites that use others links to get them ahead in their game.

- I had to be careful because one searcher on my  another blog carried malware. Or at least I received a warning he was affiliated with another who had it.
- The day before  this post I had 600 viewers on my other blog.  That was a shocker. I have my hunch why,  but can't really say. It's probably the websites that feed the spammers info.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I Closed My Comments

I closed my Comments, and I an offering my new email instead so  you can still  get your message to me and out there for others to read at my blog.  It may just be temporary action,  I'll have to see how it goes. I still want your fabulous information,   if you want to share. Your opinion matters so send me a email.  It's for all surname information regardless of the name of the email.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Familienforschung, Genealogy, helping hand

In light of my gratitude towards Herr Kregel  and his big genealogy gesture in obtaining information.His help was very valuable forerunner in what I know today.  I have no idea if this is his family or even him, but I like the website so I thought I would share it  so it won't get lost in the shuffle.

Names of the people in the photo of my main interest:

1. Joachim Kracht, 2. Waldemar Sieg, 3. Elmar Dymke, 4. Rolf Büthe, 5. Rüdiger Schröder,
6. Otto Kregel, 7. Jonny Löffler, 8. Jürgen Gillhoff, 9. Werner Brennecke, 10. Uwe Gade,
11. Richard Beinhorn, 12. Hartmut Rusch, 13. Gerd Lasarzik, 14. Gerhard Kümmelberg,
15. Horst Marquardt, 16. Günther Koch, 17. Eberhard Pieper, 18. Klaus Mombecher,
19. Hans-Werner Clasen, 20. Dieter Bittner, 21. Walter Bachmann, 22. Heinz Assmann,
23. Bernd Manderscheid, 24. Peter Werner.

 I'll see what else I can learn at a later date.

Familiennahme Stahlbock aus Breese Aida online Niedersachen

Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover: Sonderfindbücher
Hann. 74 Dannenberg Nr. 4243
Nr. 4243
Lagerungsbestand: Gesperrt bis:
Hann. 74 Dannenberg
. . - . . ( . . - . . )
Teilprovenienz: Vorprovenienz:
00.39. . . .     stahlbock johann joachim heinr
Registratursignatur: Alte Archivsignatur:
Band: Umfang:
Restaurierbedürftigkeit: Trägermaterial:

1. Stahlbock, Johann Joachim Heinrich, Breese i. d. Marsch oder Dambeck 3. Zimmergeselle 5. Stahlbock, Catharine Elisabeth, geb. Davids; Stahlbock, Johann August Wilhelm (geb. 13. 12. 1849) 7. Amerika 8. 16. 06. 1869 auch: Hann. 74 Dannenberg Nr. 724

freier Text:
Dateiname: Beschreibung: Dateigröße:
Indexbegriff: Indexart:
Stahlbock, Catharine Elisabeth PERS
Amerika GEOB
Dambeck Herkunftsort
Davids, Catharine Elisabeth PERS
Stahlbock, Johann Joachim Heinrich PERS
Zimmergeselle INST
Stahlbock, Johann August Wilhelm PERS
Breese i. d. Marsch Herkunftsort

More on Family history of the [ August] Grote, Naefke, and Ahrens,

My genealogy information to share with you today is taken from the register of Early Members of Christ Lutheran church of Greene county, Iowa. At the time of these early settling ancestors it was called the St Peters church.

I felt I had to share these record because recently I had an inquiry about the Grote family involved with our William Meyer [my first male Meyer born Oldendorf] son of Juergen Hch. Wilhelm Meyer born 1843 at Eichdorf..

I had included the information at Ancestry from the Meyer book information which Verl Matthews sports in his Ancestry work at I now have decided it is about time to resubmit the copies of the St. Peters church records that I have had tucked away in a box. I dug them out tonight and so you can see it.

Grote Family church records #13 following the Zeitz family.

#13 Heinrich Wilhelm August Grote born 18.june.1848 of Neindorf, Kries Bleckede Hannover. His wife Sophie Cathatine* Dorothea nee Hagemann born 30.11.1855 from or born there at Goeddingen Hannover.

a. Grote, August Friedrich Wihelm - Goeddingen, Hannover Born 12.Feb.1878.

b. Grote, Carl Heinrich Ernst - Goeddingen, Hannover Born 5.03.1880

c. Grote, Hermann Wilhelm Heinrich - Goeddingen, Hannover 22. Jan. 1885.

d. Grote, Adele Mathilde Dorothea - Goeddingen, Hannover Born 05 .March 1887

e. Grote, Emma Louise Marie - Dawson twp. Greene co. Ia. Born 27.09.1891
Babtismal sponsers were Maragretha Meyer*, Claus Nahnsen, Louise Nahnsen, Godber and Dor. Carstensen. [*I believe Maragretha was married to Philip Meyer]

[This following addition was supplied by Mark Kuhlman - Dec 2009.]

f. Grote, Frank Grote Born Nov 1893 in Farnhamville, Iowa - Died and buried there in 1954.

Grote, Paul Grote born Feb 1895 in Randolph, Arkansas. Paul Grote's Canadian Immagrtion Papers dated 24 Feb 1924 went to Red Deer, Canada.



Wilhelm Johann Heinrich Meyer
28.Sept.1873 - Oldendorf Amt. Bleckede
!st Wife, Dorothea Wilhelmine nee Carstensen
14 april.1878. Dawson township Greene county Iowa. [ Johann Carstensen, Soenka Carstensen]

a. Meyer, Walter Godber Heinrich - Gowrie tsp Webster county, Ia. 20.june.1901.Babtism 14.July. 1901. Sponser was Maria Meyer

b. Meyer, Mabel Dorothea Maria - Webster co. Ia.. 4.april 1903. Babtised 14.June.1903. Sponsers were Dorothea Bush, Herman Meyer, Emma Meyer.

c. Meyer, Eleonora Wilhelmine Gowrie twsp Webster co. Iowa 22.May 1906 Babtized Greene county, Ia.. Sponsers were Peter Hansen and Minnie Meyer [Wlm].

2nd wife was Adel Grote Naefke. The family lived at Watonwan county, Minnesota  for a time. He lived with her for a time in Martin County.

NAEFKEAhh, I think you all deserve a little bonus here. I am giving two pages of entries of the Name Naefke in the St Peters Luthran church records. So quickly now, on page thirty two of my sheets I find a babtism record of Herman Naefke.

Only two entries with the name NAEFKE. PP. 32, and pp. 33.

Babtismal records #18.
- NAEFKE, Herman Heinrich Adolf 14 aug.1884. and 16.nov.1884.
Parents: Heinrich Naefke - Louise nee Sauke.
Sponsers: Adolf H. Meyer, John H. Sauke, Juergen W Meyer,
Pastor Gossweiler

Babtismal record #21
MEYER, Frida Maria Louise* 3.May.1885 to 7.June.1885
Parents: Wilhelm Meyer - Maria nee Heins
Sponsers: Maria Meyer, Louise Naefke, Pastor Gossweiler
[Frieda Meyer Nahnsen was my namesake. Because of her birth date.]

pp. 33.

Babtismal record #33
KANNING, Johann Heinrich Friedrich 27.Dec.1888 to 3.02.1889.
Parents: Dietrich Kanning - Marie nee Schroeder
Sponsers: Heinrich Naefke, Heinrich Sauke, Friedrich Schroeder
Pastor w. Mallon


I will take a little peek to see if any burial records for Naefke and then skip to Grote.I saw Williaman Carstensen. But no Naefke or Grote mentioned.

GROTE Death record # 10.
Grote, Wilhelm Hans Nicolaus 4. Sept.1892. age 11 months, 15 days services 5.Sept.1892.

Babtismal Record # 48
MEYER x.. Louise Alwine 4. Aug 1891
Parents: Wilhelm Meyer - Maria nee Heins
Sponsers: Lena Nahnsen, Dietrich Naefke, Dorothea Naefke, Heinrich and Louise Naefke

Babtismal Record # 51
GROTE, Wilhelm Hans Nicolaus 27.Sept.1891.
Parents:  August Grote - Dorothea nee Hagemann
Sponsers:  Margaretha Meyer, Claus Nahnsen, Louise Nahnsen, godber and Dorothea Carstensen.

Babtismal Record # 52
Emma Louise Maria (possibly a twin to the above)?? [and that is all that was written on that entry]

Their are Seil entries with Kanning. More on that at a later time.

*There are a few more entries in the church records of the Naefke name, but were not indexed. As for some to the other names, it more or less said, too numerous to index.

It is alittle bit unusual that both children would have same date of birth, but each with a different year of birth. Could it be a mistake?

* Note: Cathatine must be Catharine.

By the way Jurgen Heinrich Friedrich Meyer origination location was said to be Oldendorf Amt. Bleckede Prov. Hannover and wife Maria Dorotheea Margarethe Schenk from Bleckede Prov. I have not found her origination village as of yet.

Source: St Peter and Church of Christ Lutheran church of Calhoun county, Iowa. It was Near Farnhamville, Iowa.

Randolph county Arkansas - Family surname Grote; Familienname Grote

Randolph county Arkansas was named after a Virginia statesman, John Randolph, who claimed he was a descendant from Princess Pochahontas. The county seat is named Pochahontas. The county was created 29.Oct.1835 from part of Lawrence county.

According to the Grote family history, our Grote family resided at Elm Store, Randolph county. You will find that town in the somewhat upper left corner of the map. It is North of Pochahontas near the Mo. border.

I hope we can find the many village locations on the county map. I thought would be nice to see just where they lived.

Note: The Calhoun county Historical book compiled by the Historical Society of Rockwell city gives information that the family Grote lived at Wirth in Arkansas.

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I find it interesting to think that another family member resided at Pochahontas, Pochantas county Iowa. [Jaeschke and Nowack family members] I wonder what the reason was for that name for the county. I should find out.

Link for Elm Store, Arkansas.,ftc,2,fid,69023,n,township%20of%20elm%20store%20(historical).cfm