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Wentsel Zauner

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Re: Wentsel Zauner

Posted: 7 Dec 2011 7:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Beth,

The first suggestion I have for you is to find the ship record for your Zauner. Did he come in through Ellis Island, Castle Gardens, or some other port? That document will show where he was living before emigrating to the US. Many of the people who emigrated from German ports were not living in Germany. If he did come from Germany, you can join a List for the area in which he lived – ie. B-W, Bavaria, etc. – and ask questions there. Many parishes had family books showing family lines as recorded in churchbooks, and people on the Lists often own the books and will do look-ups. Do you have the village of origin for Christian?

The Zauners in my line lived in the Banat area of Austria-Hungary. These Zauners emigrated to the Banat from Germany in the 1700’s. It is a line through marriage, so I did not look at the actual churchbook records myself. I used a family book for the village of Engelsbrunn to get the info I needed.

That gypsy story seems far-fetched to me. It makes a good story, though.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

Cathy
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Terijo 19 Nov 2003 10:48PM GMT 
s.zauner 18 Dec 2003 6:51PM GMT 
s.zauner 18 Dec 2003 6:57PM GMT 
Catherine Teufel O'Neill 4 Nov 2005 7:12AM GMT 
Terijo 4 Nov 2005 12:04PM GMT 
Catherine Teufel O'Neill 4 Nov 2005 7:23PM GMT 
MikeLove72 7 Aug 2007 12:41PM GMT 
rcateuf 9 Aug 2007 1:31PM GMT 
mezauner 7 Dec 2011 9:11AM GMT 
CATONNY1 7 Dec 2011 2:18PM GMT 
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