Search for content in message boards

Kallenbachs in South Africa

Kallenbachs in South Africa

Don Blankenship (View posts)
Posted: 1 Mar 2002 8:15PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Kallenbach
Michael Kallenbach, formerly of South Africa, posted a query on this forum asking for information on Kallenbachs in South Africa. I have information on Herman Kallenbach, political advisor to Mahatma Ghandi, who was residing in South Africa at the beginning of the last century. There is historical data on Herman Kallenbach and his life in South Africa. He served an important role in guiding Ghandi prior to his return to India. I am told there is a street in Johanesberg with the name Kallenbach.

Contact me for more information at " fiddler @ megabits.net "for additional details. Eliminate the spaces and the quotes in the email address (i.e. compress it) if you decide to contact me.

Re: Kallenbachs in South Africa

Phil Robson (View posts)
Posted: 14 Aug 2002 8:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ebert, Helm
I read your entries in the Kallenbach Ancestry Board and was interested to read of a reference called "Gumpelstadt-Waldfisch 1815-1846 Kirchenbuch" that you mentioned.
This is not really South Africa but I note in earlier information from you that you have information about the Thuringia region of Germany. My g g grandfather Carl Heinrich Ebert was born in Gumpelstadt in 1858. He was one of five children born to Heinrich and Katharina (nee Helm from Salzungen). Heinrich was an innkeeper. I'm trying to discover more information about the Eberts of Gumpelstadt and was wondering if the name appears in the book or whether you had encountered the name in your research of the Kallenbach family?
Thanks
Phil Robson
Canberra Australia

Re: Gumpelstadt

Posted: 25 Feb 2006 11:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Feb 2006 11:46PM GMT
Hello,

I just stumbled over this link and found the message you wrote to somebody.
I am 33, was born in Bad Salzungen and raised in Gumpelstadt. I live now in Los Angeles. As far as I know we do not have an Ebert family in Gumpelstadt but in Witzlroda, which is the next village. If you want more info, I could ask my Grandparents about it.

Sincerely,
C Bruder

Re: Gumpelstadt

Phil Robson (View posts)
Posted: 27 Feb 2006 11:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Claudia
Thanks for the message. I visited Gumpelstadt in 2004 but the church where my GGF was baptised was not open. However, I looked through the records at the State Archive in Eisenach but there were no records relating to Heinrich Ebert (Carl's father) ,who was the local innkeeper, coming from Gumpelstadt. So I was not able to discover any further information. I know that Carl's godfather was also a Heinrich Ebert from Barchfeld but I did'nt have time to visit there. It would be great if you can discover any information from your grandparents.
thanks
Phil Robson

Re: Gumpelstadt

Michael Rooney (View posts)
Posted: 1 Apr 2006 4:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have an ancestor Carl Jacob Kallenbach b. 22 Aug. 1805 in Gumpelstadt. Would your g.parents know of anyone who would do research for me?

Re: Gumpelstadt

Claudia Bruder (View posts)
Posted: 1 Apr 2006 8:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ebert
Hello!

I am sorry that I did not reply to your last message, but I've moved to NYC and simply forgot about it.
However, my grandparents do not know much about the Ebert family. Everything that dates back more than a 100 years is very difficult to get info about, even the families themselves cannot remember ancesters that long ago. Perhaps because we are not that interested in ancestry since we always lived here and did not immigrate to other continents. So we just continue the family at the same place like it always was.
So maybe you have to come back again and see for yourself onesmore. I know it can be difficult because the majority does not speak English but that's all I could do for you. I wish you luck in your research.

Sincerely,
CBruder

Re: Gumpelstadt

Phil Robson (View posts)
Posted: 2 Apr 2006 11:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Claudia
Thanks for your message. I hope to visit Gumpelstadt, Bad Salzungen and Barchfeld on my next trip. I wanted to visit the cemetery at Gumpelstadt to see if any relatives are buried there but I ran out of time on the last trip. You are correct I didnt find any one there that spoke English, I had to use the little German I had to get me by.
cheers
Phil

Re: Gumpelstadt

Claudia Bruder (View posts)
Posted: 3 Apr 2006 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Phil!

I just wanted to tell you that the craves in our cementery are usually destoyed after 60 years. So I could not even find my great great grandparents graves anymore. But it is still interesting.
Also, my family has rooms available. Since you have stayed already in Gumpelstadt, maybe it was even at my family (same Last Name) home. I would be glad to arrange something if you need a place.
My mom, by the way, grew up in Barchfeld.

Sincerely,
C. Bruder

Re: Gumpelstadt

Claudia Bruder (View posts)
Posted: 3 Apr 2006 9:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Michael,

My family does not know who could do research for you. This has also something to do with the people in this area who are very simple and usually just minding their own business. We have no contact with other cultures or even mix with them like the American, Canadian or Australien people. Alliens will be always seen as something to keep distance at. So if somebody is aking for that kind of service, it seems strange to them because of the missing internationality. They also speak not one word of English. You have to find somebody who has knowledge of your language and has some education in the ancester field, usually in big cities.

Sincerely,
C Bruder

Re: Gumpelstadt

Phil Robson (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2006 9:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Claudia
Thanks for the offer. I will certainly be interested in staying with your family when we next visit probably in 2007 or 2008. When we visited in 2004 we stayed in Eisenach and travelled to Gumpelstadt by bus. It was lovely to see the schoolchildren on the bus being dropped of at the various villages on the way.
regards
Phil
per page

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | New Terms and Conditions