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German Gerstenschlager

German Gerstenschlager

Ine and Frank Gerstenschläger (View posts)
Posted: 17 Mar 2002 9:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gerstenschlager Gerstenschlaeger
We are German Gerstenschlaegers. In Germany the name is very rare. It seems that the origin of all Gerstenschlägers lies in Habitzheim, a small town in Hessen-Darmstadt in the middle of Germany. Our relatives came from there too. We would like to share information on our family tree. One of our relatives was Georg Heinrich Gerstenschläger, born 1856 in Jugenheim. He emmigrated to Amerika and married Anna Geist. They had a daughter named Edith or Ida. Does anyone have information on this persons or their relatives?

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Posted: 7 Apr 2002 12:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
My GGGF was Johanne Melchoir Gerstenschlager and he came here with his son after his wife died about 1843. My GGF was born 8/17/1827 somewhere in Germany and attended school there before coming here. They settled in Ilinois and then moved to Michigan. My grandfather's older brother Juluis stayed in Illinois when they moved to MI. Please respond. We may not be connected but we share a long last name.

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Ine Gerstenschläger (View posts)
Posted: 13 Apr 2002 7:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gerstenschlager
Thank you for your reply. Up to now I did not find a direct connection of our family to Johann Melchior, but soon I will have a look in the german birth registers of Groß-Umstadt, where Johann Melchior was born.

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Kay Gerstenschlager Mayville (View posts)
Posted: 13 Apr 2002 11:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the reply. I have no dates on Johann Melchoir except that he came to U.S. about 1843. His son johannes was born in Germany on 8/17/1827 or at least that is was our records show. My mother's first name is Inez and when i saw your name I thought that was quite a coincidence. I know they are different but yet so similar.

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Ine Gerstenschläger (View posts)
Posted: 14 Apr 2002 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gerstenschlager
Look at http://home.att.net/~druffer2/web00034.htm and http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/9497/wga15.html. There you can find more information on Johann Melchior and Johanns born 1827.

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Posted: 7 Jan 2010 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gerstenslager
I am a Gerstenslager which I believe is simply a different spelling of Gerstenschlager. I also believe that may be why the farthest I can trace my ancestry is John Philip Gerstenslager (Born in 1856). I figured the Gerstenslager's originated in Germany, but I wish I could find out when they immigrated.

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Posted: 9 Jan 2010 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gerstenschlager
Hello,
I'm quite sure your ancestor emigrated from Germany. We did a lot of genealogy on the German Gerstenschlägers. Several of them emigrated to the US. We found out, that all of them, as well as our ancestors go back to Conrad Gerstenschläger. Conrad was married to Anna Katharina Spalt. They had three sons. All three married and died in Habitzheim, which is a small village in the Odenwald, 40 miles from Frankfurt. Your ancestor John Philip Gerstenslager (Born in 1856) was probably not born in Germany. I have several Johann Philipp Gerstenschläger (that is the German version of John Philip) in our family tree, but none of them was born in 1856. Have you got any additional information?
Best regards,
Ine Gerstenschläger

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 3:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello - I am another US Gerstenschalger. We come from a family that settled in Wadsworth Ohio..I do not have a lot of information other than one of several brothers came to the US on a ship call the America in New York City in 1846. His name was Valentine Gerstenschlager

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 9:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gerstenschlager Gerstenschlaeger
Hi Jon,
I can send you a scan of the invitation Carolyn mentioned, if you send me a mail to gerstenschlaeger@t-online.de. I got it from her a few years ago (Thanks!). Your, as well as our ancestors, all go back to Conrad Gerstenschläger who lived around 1700. Conrad was married to Anna Katharina Spalt. Their three sons all married and died in Habitzheim, a small village in Germany near Frankfurt. 1720, the year in which the first son married, Conrad was already dead. He was working for the army. Carolyn got all information about your German roots in detail and can help you.
Best regards
Ine Gerstenschläger

Re: German Gerstenschlager

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 5:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2012 6:16AM GMT
My mother's maiden name is Gerstenslager. By some odd coincidence I am living in the city of Wiesbaden, which is also in the Hessen region. I have yet to meet a Gerstenschlaeger.

FYI, Gerstenschlaeger means singer/musician from the town of Gersten which is named after barley plants. Hesse is in the middle of Germany (slightly to the South and West) and Gersten is in the state of Lower Saxony, which is in the North-west part.

Of course Germany, being a big beer community, has other places with gersten in the name - such as Gerstenberg. I could see a barley farmer from anywhere start a rock band and bam, they have a new name.

Here's a wiki link with the Gersten city coat-of-arms

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=...
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