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 fÂ´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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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
p.s. Darmstadt is just south of Frankfurt and Nidda, Vogelsberg & Friedberg is just north.