Hi, I'm just researching my Ifland/Iffland ancestors from Dingelstaedt, Eichsfeld, today Thuringia. Last Saturday I drove all the hundreds of miles to research at the archive that keeps the church records and hit some hundreds of my ancestors back to 1658.
Answering my query on a German board someone sent me a newspaper article from 1929. The cover story was about the people who emigrated from the Eichsfeld area, especially Dingelstaedt in the mid 1800s. The article did not only mention names but also parents, professions, where the emigrants went to and sometimes what they did for a living in America and if their dreams came true.
Joseph and Eduard, son of paulus Ifland, to Tennessee, nephew Hieronymous Michael, son of Heinrich Ifland, later had a hotel in Cincinnati, His sister Juliana (Julchen)and other Iflands followed.
Most - if not all - turned out to be distant relatives.
If you are interested in the newspaper article please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
. ALso if you are interested in any Ifland/Iffland from the Eichsfeld area.
I'll gladly send you the article and share my Ifland ancestors with you.