INTRO - researching STERN, ROSENDAHL, PLAUT from Wehrda #germany

E Roth <tooter.ted@...>

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
dozen years or so. I consider myself to be an intermediate in doing
German Jewish Genealogy research. I live in rural Connecticut in the U.S.
My native language is English. I consider myself expert in using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet for genealogy is intermediate.

I have a special interest in the community of German Jews who settled
in Hartford, CT. My GGG Grandfather Solomon STERN came >from Wehrda
and died in Hartford in 1860. Four of his sons also emigrated and
were leaders in the Jewish community there, and my research includes
major corrections to the published records concerning this family.
My G Grandmother, Julia STERN, married Charles ROSENDAHL (later
ROSENTHAL) who came >from Frankfort. He served in the Civil War and
was First Selectman of Hartford when he died in 1902. His father,
Henry ROSENDAHL also came to the US and settled in NYC, but I know
almost nothing about him and have found few records. Numerous family
members intermarried with PLAUTs also >from Wehrda.

I'm also interested in connections between the German Jewish
community in Hartford and in Newark, NJ.

Within the next year or two I hope to make a journey to Wehrda and Frankfort
and am interested in any advice regarding research as I plan this trip.

Emery Roth Washington Depot, CT <tooter.ted@...>

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