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grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 21 Jun 2004 12:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2004 1:51PM GMT
my mothers maiden name is grinkemeyer, her name joann ida, her fathers name is joseph edward, his father john henry and his fathers was henry grinkemeyer or grunkemeyer. trying to find any family history info..not much info on her family.

Re: grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 15 Sep 2004 5:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
There were Grunkemeyer's in Franklin County IN in the 1850's on. A sister of my gr grandfather, Maria Anna Walch, married a Bernard Grunkemeyer in 1889 in Haymond, Franklin, IN and she died in 1898. Haven't been able to locate him though.

Re: grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 23 Oct 2006 9:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: grunkemeyer/grinkemeyer/lithman

where is the family from? My family with the grunkemeyer/grinkemeyer, etc name is from Franklin County Indiana. My g-grandmother was Anna Grunkemeyer and had a brother by the name of Joseph with a father named John and grandfather of Henry. Take a look at the Rootsweb site for Franklin County. It has censuses for various decades. Its census index of 1870 has the family mispelled with a K. Let me know if this family sounds like yours. I have a handwritten copy of a obituary of Mary, wife of John.
On a side, still trying to find out the relationship between John and a Theodore Grunkemeyer. Also was this name originally with a German umlaut? Could explain the different spellings in English since the German sound is different from sounds in English

Re: grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 5 Mar 2008 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
The surname "Grünkemeyer" has two syllables: "Grünke" (Umlaut: two dots over the u, in English: ue) and "Meyer". There is Grünke in different versions like Greunke, Grönke, Gröne etc. It is the derivation of "green". Meyer is not a americanized form of Meier. It gives the name in Germany in different forms like Mayer, Maier (Bavaria); Meier, Meyer (Westphalia, Hanover) etc. Originally the Meyer was the representative of the nobleman; in order to manage his estate (Farm, Forest). Later also an lessee of a farm, land or forest.

Re: grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 11 Nov 2008 10:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer
Thank you. Now I know that meyer is the preferred ending for my family's name since they came from Hanover.
Any other places that I can learn more about German surnames?

Re: grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 23 May 2013 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Death
i am trying to find out if you are related to anna grunkemeyer of sageburrow dr houston tx ???

Re: grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 23 May 2013 7:06PM GMT
Classification: Death
i am trying to find someone that would know anna grunkemeyer of sageburrow drive in houston tx - are you related???
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