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Riehls and Benders in Germany

Riehls and Benders in Germany

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 8:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Riehl, Bender
Hi,

I have traced my ancestors back to Bavaria and Wurttemberg on both sides of my father's family. But I have no clue as to where they came from in those large territories, and only small clues as to when they arrived in the U.S. I have looked at some of the German information about immigrants and seen nothing about either family. Would it be worth my while to travel to Germany to investigate? And where would emigration documents be kept? Stuttgart? Any clues about what communities these names might be plentiful in?

Re: Riehls and Benders in Germany

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 10:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Best to post your individual immigrant ancestors here with all the information you have about each, namely

name with variations
religion
exact or best approx birth date
siblings or spouse or children also born in Germany
what sources you have checked so far, i.e. church
records, death records, passenger lists, obits, etc.

The best way to identify the town your ancestors
is to do exhaustive research here in the US. But perhaps
if you can post as much of the info as you have we may
be able to find them.

Bob Behnen
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