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German Villages

GERMAN, AUSTRIAN, & SWISS VILLAGES
FROM WHICH OUR GERMANNA
ANCESTORS IMMIGRATED



This page contains a table which lists the German villages from which our Germanna ancestors immigrated.  These were the colonists who arrived in Virginia in 1714 and 1717 (with a few "late-comers" between 1717 and about 1725), and settled at "Germanna".  The table lists the villages, the region of Germany in which each village is located, names of the individuals that came from each village, and the Michelin Deutschland Map in which each village can be found.  In the first column, a village name can be clicked to take you to a short history of that village, or maps, or photos, whichever are available.

In the "Location" column, the location is as follows:
1. Borough/Community/Municipality
2. Town
3. District
4. Administrative Region
5. State

(If I have misplaced any of these villages as to the State, Administrative Region, District, Town, etc., please email me at GermannaResearch@comcast.net.  I've tried to locate them at Mapquest and Wikipedia, but some of them are so small their exact placement within the structure of Germany is difficult.)




GERMAN VILLAGES
VILLAGES LOCATION Germanna NAMES MAP#
Aufkirchen (Maps)
Aufkirchen (Photos)

1. Aufkirchen
2. Gerolfingen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria
Andreas (Andrew) GAAR
Johann GAAR
Rosina GAAR
Eve SEIDELMANN
546
Bergnerzell (Maps)
Bergnerzell (Photos)

1. Bergnerzell
2. Feuchtwangen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria
Johann Michael VOLCK
Maria Sabina Charlotta VOLCK
Johann Georg UTZ
Anna Barbara MAJER
546
Beyerberg (Maps)
Beyerberg (Photos)

1. Beyerberg
2. Gerolfingen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria
Andreas (Andrew) GAAR
Johann GAAR
Rosina GAAR
Eve SEIDELMANN
546
Duƒlingen (Maps) 2. Duƒlingen
3. Tübingen
4. Tübingen
5. Baden-Württemberg

Conrad BREUEL
Johannes BREYHEL
Martin BRÜHL
Agnus DURR
Anna DURR
Conrad DURR
Jacob RUOP
Johannes SCHELLING
Margaretha SCHELLING
545
Eisern (Maps) 1. Eisern
2. Siegen
3. Siegen-Wittgenstein
4. Arnsberg
5. North Rhine-Westphalia

Johannes RÄHLSBACH 543
Falkenstein (Maps)
Falkenstein (Photos)

1. Falkenstein
2. Marienthal
3. Winweiler
4. Donersbergkreis
5. Rhineland-Pfalz
Anna Maria SIEBER* 543
Frankenhofen (Maps)
Frankenhofen (Photos)

1. Frankenhofen
2. Gerolfingen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria
Andreas (Andrew) GAAR
Johann GAAR
Rosina GAAR
Eve SEIDELMANN
546
Gemmingen (Maps)
Gemmingen (Photos)

2. Gemmingen
3. Heilbronn
4. Stuttgart
5. Baden-Württemberg
Hans Michael CLORE
Hans Martin CLORE
Susanna CLORE
Johann Georg WEAVER
Philipp Joseph WEAVER
545
Häfnerhaslach (Maps)

1. Häfnerhaslach
2. Kernstadt
3. Heilbronn
4. Stuttgart
5. Baden-Württemberg

Barbara BARTENSCHLAG
Matthias BARTENSCHLAG
545
Haundorf (Maps)
Haundorf (Photos)

1. Haundorf
2. Gunzenhausen
3. Weiƒenburg-Gunzenhausen
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria

Anna Barbara MAJER
Johann Georg UTZ
Johann Michael VOLCK
Maria Sabina Charlotta VOLCK
546
Illenschwang (Maps-2000)
Illenschwang (Maps-2002)
Illenschwang (Photos-2000)
Illenschwang (Photos-2002)

1. Illenschwang
2. Wittelshofen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria

Andreas (Andrew) GAAR
Johann GAAR
Rosina GAAR
Eve SEIDELMANN
546
Klings (Maps)
Klings (Photos)

1. Klings
2. Oberes Feldatal
3. Bad Salzungen
4. Wartburgkreis
5. Thüringen

Cyriacus FLESHMAN (FLEISCHMANN) 544
Kühnhardt am Schlegel (Maps)
Kühnhardt am Schlegel (Photos)

1. Kühnhardt am Schlegel
2. Feuchtwangen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria

Anna Barbara MAJER
Johann Georg UTZ
Johann Michael VOLCK
Maria Sabina Charlotta VOLCK
546
Lambsheim (Maps)
Lambsheim (Photos)

1. Lambsheim (Free Municipality)
2.
3.
4. Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis
5. Rhineland-Pfalz
Anna Maria BENDER
Theobald CHRISTLER
543
Marienthal (Maps)
Marienthal (Photos)

2. Marienthal
3. Winweiler
4. Donersbergkreis
5. Rhineland-Pfalz
Christian SIEBER 543
Mosbach (Maps)
Mosbach (Photos)

1. Mosbach
2. Feuchtwangen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria

Anna Barbara MAJER
Johann Georg UTZ
Johann Michael VOLCK
Maria Sabina Charlotta VOLCK
546
Mottgers (Maps)

1. Mottgers
2.
3. Frankfurt
4. Darmstadt
5. Baden-Württemberg

Paul JÄGER 545
Neuenbürg (Maps)
Neuenbürg (Photos)
2. Neuenbürg
3. Enzkreis
4. Karlsruhe
5. Baden-Württemberg

Cyriacus FLEISHMAN
Mary Catherine FLEISHMAN
Veltin FLEISHMAN
Anna Barbara SCHÖNE
Quirinus SCHÖNE
545
Oberbaldingen (Maps)
1. Oberbaldingen
2.
3. Swhwartzwald-Baar-Heuberg
4. Freiburg
5. Baden-Württemberg
Anna Maria HENGSTELER
Hans HENGSTELER
Maria KUNTZLER
Matthias HENGSTELER
Thomas KUNTZLER
Salome METZGER
Barthlin MULLER
Maria MULLER
Sabastian (Basche/Bastian) MULLER
Anna SULZMANN
Peter SULZMANN
545
Obermichelbach (Maps)
Obermichelbach (Photos)

1. Obermichelback
2. Wittelshofen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria
Andreas (Andrew) GAAR
Johann GAAR
Rosina GAAR
Eve SEIDELMANN
546
Oberzell (Maps)

1. Oberzell
2.
3. Frankfurt
4. Darmstadt
5. Baden-Württemberg

Claus JÄGER 545
Ötisheim (Maps)
Ötisheim (History)
Ötisheim (Photos)

2. Ötisheim
3. Enzkreis
4. Karlsruhe
5. Baden-Württemberg
Johannes BREYHEL***
Ursula ROOP/RUOP
545
Schwaigern (Maps)
Schwaigern (Photos)
2. Schwaigern
3. Heilbronn
4. Stuttgart
5. Baden-Württemberg
Anna BICKEL
Anna FLAMM
Johannes FLAMM
Barbara KNEER
Jacob KNEER
Barbara LUTZ
Hans LUTZ
Anna Maria RUFFLIN
George RUFFLIN
Johannes (Hans) RUFFLIN
Martin RUFFLIN
Georg (Jerg) WILHEIT
Johann Georg WILHEIT
John J. WILHEIT
John Michael WILHEIT
Michael WILHEIT
545
Seiderzell (Maps)
Seiderzell (Photos)

1. Seiderzell
2. Feuchtwangen
3. Ansbach
4. Middle Franconia
5. Bavaria

Anna Barbara MAJER
Johann Georg UTZ
Johann Michael VOLCK
Maria Sabina Charlotta VOLCK
546
Siegen (Maps)
Siegen (Photos)

2. Siegen
3. Siegen-Wittgenstein
4. Arnsberg
5. North Rhine-Westphalia

HOFFMAN - HUFFMAN 543
Stetten am Heuchelberg(Maps)
Stetten am Heuchelberg(Photos)

1. Stetten am Heuchelberg
2. Schwaigern
3. Heilbronn
4. Stuttgart
5. Baden-Württemberg
Michael HOLD/HOLT 545
Weichersbach (Maps)

1. Weichersbach
2.
3. Frankfurt
4. Darmstadt
5. Baden-Württemberg

Nicholas YÄGER* 545
Windecken (Maps)

1. Windecken
2. Nidderau
3. Main-Kinzig-Kreis
4. Darmstadt
5. Hesse

Johannes BENDER 543
Winnweiler (Maps)

1. Winnweiler
2.
3. Winweiler
4. Donersbergkreis
5. Rhineland-Pfalz

Adam YÄGER 543
Zaberfeld (Maps)
Zaberfeld (Photos)

2. Zaberfeld
3. Heilbronn
4. Stuttgart
5. Baden-Württemberg
Michael KAEFER
Apollonia KAEFER
545


AUSTRIAN VILLAGES
VILLAGES LOCATION Germanna NAMES MAP#
Gresten (Maps)
Gresten (Photos)

1. Gresten
2.
3.
4. Scheibbs
5. Lower Austria
PLANKENBICHLER
BLANKENBAKER
HOLT
SCHEIBLE
730


SWISS VILLAGES
VILLAGES REGION Germanna NAMES MAP#
Altdorf (Maps)**

Canton Schaffhausen Sebastian METZGER 551
 

Canton Bern Leonhard CHRISTLER 551
**(Altdorf, Switzerland, is just about 30 miles south of Oberbaldingen, Germany, where other members of the METZGER family lived before coming to the Colonies.)

*Nicholas YÄGER & Anna Maria SIEBER married 11 May 1706 in Marienthal, Palatinate, Germany.

***We use the surname BREYHEL here because that is the first spelling of the name that is found in the Virginia records; however, Johannes eventually was entered into the Colonial records as "John BROYLES".  If one wants to be a "purist" when it comes to the spelling of his name, he/she is out of luck.  There IS no definite spelling for the name!  In the Ötisheim Lutheran Church Records, in Germany, his and his family's name was spelled variously:  BRIEL, BREYEL, BREIHEL, BREIHELS, BREŸEL, BREŸHEL, BRUEL, BREUEL, etc.  I suppose that we should get used to the fact that, in those times, surnames usually had no specific spelling.  The name was written as the "scribes" "heard" the name, and as they thought it should be spelled.

(Maps are from Map Blast and from Map Quest.)

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