The state of Baden-Württemberg is located in southwestern Germany. Its capital is Stuttgart.
Shown on the map are the villages of Ötisheim and
Dußlingen. Johannes Breyhel was born in Dußlingen, but moved to Ötisheim prior to
his marriage there in 1703. The village is located about 10 miles northeast of Pforzheim.
It was from Ötisheim that Johannes and his wife and family emigrated to the Colonies.
On the map, the highlighted pink-shaded area around Ötisheim and Heilbron is the area from which the "2nd Colony" immigrated
in 1717. The families that came over at that time were: AMBERGER (AUBERGE), BELLENGER, BERGER (HANSBERGER), BLANKENBÜHLER (BLANKENBUCKER, BLANKENBUCHER, BLANKENBUCHLER, BLANKENBUCKLER), BREUEL (BROYLES, BROYL, BREYHEL, BREYEL), BULLENGER, CLORE, COOK, FLEISCHMAN (FLESHMAN), HOLT, KAIFER (CAFER), KERGER (KORKER), MAYER, MOTZ, PAULITZ, PARLUR (PAULUR, BARLOW, BOLLS, BARLOR), SCHEIBLE (SHEBLE, SHEBEL, SHIBEL, SHIBLE), SCHMIDT (SMITH), SCHNEIDER (SNIDER, SNYDER), UTZ, WILHEIT (WILHITE, WILHOIT), YÄGER (YAGER, YEAGER, JAGER), and ZIMMERMAN.
This list of names was taken from Ken Broyles' "Broyles Family Ties", vol. 1, p. 6-7. Since the spellings of the names vary according to which document is referenced, we have listed the original German spelling first, followed by spellings found in various American documents.
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