Please check my SEARCHING list below as we might be
related another way. You never know who might be
related to whom.... we live in such an integrated
If you know of these families heritage OR ancestral
lineage OR are acquainted with any existing descendant
family members, please get in touch privately. THANKS
Los Angeles, CA
= = = MATERNAL
Leander von KEISEWETTER (b.1760, Principality of
Schwartzburg-Sondershausen; d.1825?) married Frau von
EMMERLING (b.?;d.?, unknown locations) and had at
least one son, Alvin Gustav von KEISEWETTER (b.1800,
Principality of Schwartzburg-Rudoltadt or
Sondershausen; d.12/30/1879, Mankato, MN).
Alvin/Alwin married Johanna Marieanna SCHULTZ (b.1800,
Schwartzburg-Katzhutte; d.10/26/1874, Mankato, MN).
Alvin emigrated to the US in 1847 and settled 1 ¼
miles NE of Mifflinburg, PA to which he brought his
family, the following year, 1848, and established
himself in his profession as Dr. Alvin Gustav
(von) DORNBERG... I have no idea >from which region
this family lineage originates, however, there is a
Dornberg town in the NE part of Austria
Dornberg = Niederösterreich, Austria
Christian MOESER (b.3/18/1813 or 1815,
Hesse-Darmstadt; passport marked 1836 arrival in
America; d.?, Cincinnati, OH) married Clotilda
DORNBERG (b. 1821, Principality of
Schwartzburg-Sondershausen) and first made their home
in New Berlin, PA, and eventually relocated the family
home to Cincinnati, OH in 1871. Christian and
Clotilda had 5 children.
Christian Heinrich SCHILDKNECHT (Schleswig-Holstein)
married Catharina Margaretha HANSEN (?) and had at
least one son, Joachim Friederich Wilhelm SCHILDKNECHT
(b. 1817, Marienthal, Schleswig-Holstein; d. ?).
Joachim married Katherina Magdalena BAHR (BEHR or
BAER) (b.?, Marienthal, Schleswig-Holstein ?) and had
2 sons, Carl and Gustav.
Carl Fredrich SCHILDKNECHT (b. 9/9/1842, Marienthal,
Schleswig-Holstein which was later referred to as
Lubeck, Germany ?; d. 8/20/1941, Seattle, WA,
according to a Mankato obituary) married Emma MOESER
in Milwaukee on12/11/1871. Carl and Emma had 4
children, Carl, Edmund, Lucy, and Ella.
Carl SCHILDKNECHT (b.9/25/1872, Milwaukee WS) married
I only have limited information I have on this EICHEL
lineage. There was a house named EICHEL on Frankfurt
on Main in the Jewish ghetto that was given to
non-Jewish Germans, when the whole street was shipped
off to an extermination camp during the Holocaust.
One possibile link is stated on 1930 Milwaukee, WI US
R. EICHEL (1862? Germany) + Louise GROSS (b. 1849,
Germany); daughter, Bertha EICHEL (12/21/1879,
Chicago; d. Unknown), but I cannot locate Louise GROSS
anywhere and I have no information regarding places of
birth, dates or places of death.
This ship manifest is a possible link:
First Name: Richard
Last Name: Eichel
Last Place of Residence: ... Conn.
Date of Arrival: Oct 23, 1901
Age at Arrival: 44y Gender: M Marital Status:
Ship of Travel: Bremen
Port of Departure: Bremen
Manifest Line Number: 0013
Destination: Springfield, OH
I do not know whether this is the right EICHEL,
however, I do know that a Bertha EICHEL married Carl
SCHILDKNECHT and had 3 children (Edmund, Gertrude,
Armin) and one census someone told me has a Louise
Eichel listed as living with them.
Unfortunately, I never knew my g-grand-mother or
father and neither did my mother or her sister... we
are completely lost with regard to finding them.
I only mention the following Hans SCHILDKNECHT because
- due to place of origin - he is most likely a cousin
or uncle who has WEISS in their lineage:
Patricia Ship Manifest, sailing >from Hamburg,
September 11, 1913 on which one unmarried Hans
Schildknecht, 18, is traveling>from Lubeck to visit his
aunt, Soyphe (?) or Josylph (can’t read the manifest
scrawl that well) WEISS, 330 Rivorsts or Rivoints,
Adolphus Ferdinand WIRTH (b.3/13/1814, Germany; d.?)
married Franciska BRANDLE (b.10/15/1818, ?; d.,?) and
they had at least one son, Adolphus Josephus WIRTH
(b.4/8/1854, _____?; d.3/6/1924, _____, ?).
AJ WIRTH married Teresa DRENTIL (b. 12/30/1858,
Stasbourg Vintners; d. _____) and they had at least
one son, Frederick Adolphus WIRTH (b.7/7/1883, ?;
Fred married Grace Elizabeth THOMPSON, one of the
children born to Frank THOMPSON + Isabella “Belle”
Victoria PEARSON (d.1886?). They had at least one
son, Wilfred “Frederich” John WIRTH.
LaVergne NEVILLIER married Wilfred WIRTH and they had
one child, Bryce Nevillier WIRTH (b.7/12/1932,
Burbank, CA; died in the line of duty as an Auxillary
Sheriff in Ventura county, 8/19/1960).
von DORNBERG, von EMMERLING/von KEISEWETTER,
SCHILDKNECHT/COMPTON, COMPTON/WIRTH (adopted at 12 by
Carlisle C. PATTEN)
BRANDLE/WIRTH, DRENTIL/WIRTH, PEARSON/THOMPSON,
THOMPSON/WIRTH, CUTTER/NEUVILLIER, BUTLER/MacNEISH,
MacNEISH (NISH)/NEVILLIER, THOMPSON/WIRTH, NEVILLIER/WIRTH