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Re: Dahmers in Ontario

Posted: 25 Jul 2002 7:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jul 2002 8:49AM GMT
Surnames: Dahmer
Hello, it looks like I am joining the conversation late, and I do not know how often you check this board?

My grandfather, Milton Dahmer came from Neustadt, Bruce County, Ontario. He moved to Alberta in 1912. I believe his father was either Charles or George? His cousin, Dan Dahmer, was still living in Neustadt in 1988 when I last visited. The family farm is located outside of Neustadt.

My father, John Roderick Dahmer, was born in Red Deer, AB in 1936, died in Edmonton, AB, on November 17, 1988. He was the Member Elect for Beaver River County (House of Commons) when he passed away.

I am William John Milton Dahmer, born 1963 in Edmonton, AB. I am currently living in Germany. Several years ago, I visited Hessen Theme Park (Pioneer Village) outside of Frankfurt. Saw a bill of lading for passengers leaving Hamburg for USA dated 1859 (or so) listing three Dahmer brothers - Johann, Philippe and ???. They were from Vogelsberg, Hessen, north of Friedberg in Germany. Family lore has it that our family originally emigrated. There were three brothers, but I cannot say they are the same three brothers? However, I do have a copy of the Schauss Family tree, also from Bruce County, and it goes back to about 1870s, which confirms that many Dahmers lived in and around Neustadt and Waterloo (formerly called Berlin).

I have met Steffen Dahmer, born in Nidda, Hessen (near Vogelsberg). He has his family tree going back to the 1700s. The family seems to come from this area of Germany, although I am not sure? I have seen Dahmer's from Ontario also born in Hessen? Even in Germany it is not a common name?

Perhaps with your existance we can patch together who comes from Bruce County? When they arrived f´rom Germany? And, where in Germany they came from? I wish I would have gotten more of this information before my father passed away because he had a better idea than I do?

In anycase, feel free to contact me at william.dahmer@coulter-co.de. Coincidentally, my wife was also born in Friedberg, Hessen, just 50-km away from Vogelsberg (and closer to Nidda). Small world.

Best Regards, William Dahmer
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
william_dahme... 25 Jul 2002 1:53PM GMT 
william_dahme... 25 Jul 2002 3:34PM GMT 
william_dahme... 25 Jul 2002 1:54PM GMT 
jdthechamp 5 Sep 2011 1:38AM GMT 
AngusCline99 21 Dec 2011 8:01PM GMT 
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