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Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Posted: 18 Sep 2001 3:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Any information out there on Allenbergs from Allegheny/Butler counties. Looking for info on Wilhelm and Wilhelmina (emigrated in 1884) and their descendants

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

E R Gavalek (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2003 12:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
My wife is the great-grandaughter of Wilhlem and Wilhelmina Allenberg ... she was born in Millerstown, not far from the cemetery where the Allenbergs are buried.

She may be contacted at 412.795.1779

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Edward R Gavalek (View posts)
Posted: 30 Mar 2004 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
I mentioned in an earlier reply that my wife, Dorothy J Gavalek, was born an Allenberg in Millerstown, PA in 1937. She is the great-grandaughter of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Allenberg. Both of these individuals, together with other Allenbergs, are buried in the cemetery there in Millerstown. We have traced some Allenbergs to the Northside of Pittsburgh and into Montana.

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Posted: 30 Mar 2004 8:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 1:55PM GMT
Surnames: Allenberg, Callen
Edward, my mother is also a gr-grand daughter of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina. I have been in contact with several Allenbergs, including those from Washington State, but I am not aware of any in Montana. Do you have family tree information, stories, pictures and other information that you would like to share? I am compiling what I have and will put it in a book form, and send you a copy when it is done, if you are interested. I have a wedding photo of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina, but not much else as far as photos. I do have immigration papers, and other documents such as Wilhelm's will. Who was Dorothy's parents? and grand-parents? My mother's father was William Callen who was born to Edward Callen and Emma Allenberg (their youngest child). Emma was the only Allenberg born in the U.S., and was born in Spring Hill (North Side) before they bought the farm in Millerstown. Where are you located, near Pittsburgh?

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Posted: 7 Apr 2004 11:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allenberg
Scott, I am thrilled to see your message! We may be able to really help one another. My mother is also a great-grandchild of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Allenberg. Her mother was Lucy (Allenberg) Ruediger, who was the daughter of George Allenberg and Sara Sickles. George was the son of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina. My family still owns the farm in Millerstown! I have several pictures of Emma Allenberg (Callen), and some of the other relatives as well. My aunt has the originals, and I have great copies. I know you said that Emma was the only child born in the U.S., but my records show differently - William born in 1886, Emma in 1891, George in 1888, and Henry in 1889 are all later than your date of emigration in 1884. As Mr. Gavalek stated, we can also trace Allenbergs to Montana. One family moved out there several decades ago, and a few are still out there. My question to you is regarding Wilhelm and Wilhelmina. I have little info on them beyond a birth year for each. I would love to know about their emigration - when, where, and especially, from where. I also have the wedding photo of them that you spoke of. My family's verbal history states that Wilhelm was sponsered by a brewery on the N. Side of Pittsburgh. He came over first, and then sent for Wilhelmina later. They came to the U.S. via Philadelphia. They lived on the N. Side for a while, then bought the farm in Millerstown. Rumor says they came from "Germany" but that's really all we know. I would love if you could share your info with me! Please let me know if you have any other questions I could help you with. Thank you so much. This has made my day!

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

E R Gavalek (View posts)
Posted: 8 Apr 2004 4:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
We located the house on the North Side that the Allenbergs lived in when they emigrated to the Pittsburgh area. Also traced some Allenbergs to the penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia and others to Greene County in PA.

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Posted: 8 Apr 2004 12:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 1:55PM GMT
Very interesting. I have copies of the ships log when they came over, naturalization, etc. I belive that either Wilhelm or Wilhelmina's (Goellner) sister also lived in in the area. My gr-grandmother worked for her Uncle, William Hahn. I have family tree records from Janice (MT) and a woman from Millerstown. I would love to get more details from you on the Allenbergs you have traced.

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Rebecca Kuca (View posts)
Posted: 8 Apr 2004 1:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allenberg
Hi Scott,

I do have fairly good records of the children of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina, including pictures. I'd be glad to send them to you - what is the best method? I am new to this website, so I don't know if there is a way to post documents, or if I need to mail them or email them, etc. Please let me know and I'll be glad to share.

I would LOVE to see the ships logs and naturalization records for Wilhelm and Wilhelmina. I have been looking for them for some time, and can't seem to locate them. Is there a method to post them, or could you mail or email them to me? In the meantime, do the documents indicate where they left from (City, country) and/or place of birth? I am asking because I am currently planning a trip to Germany and would like to spend some time in these towns, seeing if I can find out any more information.

Thank you so much for your help. Please let me know the best way we can exchange this information.

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Posted: 8 Apr 2004 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2004 1:55PM GMT
Surnames: Allenberg, Callen, Goellner
Hi Rebecca,
You were right about William, George and Harry also being born in the U.S., I was mistaken. Wilhelm came over on the ship Australia from Germany and afterwards Wilhelmina came with the children on the ship India from Germany (to location I don't have). I do have copies of the ships logs, including August Goellner's, who was Wilhelmina's brother. I have death certificates, naturalization papers and Wilhelm's will. They came from Tegel Germany which is near Berlin. Janice Allenberg from Montana told me that she was told that the family was originally from Koenigsburg in East Prussia. She talked to a cousin in Germany in the 1970s who gave her the information. Wilhelmina's parents were August Goellner and Augusta Kravit. I am lacking photos, and information on younger generations. So, I would love to get in touch with you and swap whatever we can. My e-mail address is sanderson@ika.net

Re: Allenberg family in SW Pennsylvania

Rebecca Kuca (View posts)
Posted: 8 Apr 2004 2:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allenberg
Hello Mr. Gavalek,

Would you share with me the address of the house on the North Side? Is it still standing?

I also have links to the penitentiary in WV, but it is with the Sickles link of my family (Sara Sickles married George Allenberg). Is this the same that you have, or do you have a different one?

Thanks so much for your sharing! Please let me know if I have anything that may help you.
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