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Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

Kay (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jan 2004 6:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Roemer, Tompkins
Hi Jim,
I read your message today and wanted to say that I have a page of data on this Roemer family from "Travels in Search of an Ancestor." The line begins with Heinrich Roemer, '"Vorsteher" on inscription on church in Baumbach in 1800," had son Eckhart Roemer b. 1765, d. 1815, Baumbach, who had son Johannes Roemer b. 1803 Baumbach and d. 1852 Brownhelme, Lorain Co., Ohio, who had son Henry Roemer b. 1823 Baumbach and d. 1895 in Cleveland. Henry had son John Hartman Roemer b. 1848 in in Cleveland and died 1919 Cleveland (had three brothers and four sisters). John Hartman Roemer had Mattie Emilie Roemer b. 1876 who m. John A. Tompkins. Mattie Emilie had five brothers and one sister. Dates given on the page are fuller than given above and the names of the brothers and sisters of John Hartman and Emilie are given. And names of spouses are given.
My Roemers were from Alsace to Bowling Green, KY in 1864. Another Roemer family, who so far has not been linked to mine, also lived in Bowling Green. I've been thinking of a DNA test between the two families. The more people of the same name who take the DNA test, the cheaper it is.

Re: Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

Kay (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jan 2004 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jim,
I should add that "Travels in Search of an Ancestor" is by Grace Tompkins Walker, Fairfield, Conn. 1975.

Re: Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

Posted: 4 Jan 2004 2:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Roemer Agner
Hi Kay,
Your message to Jim was very interesting. Did, “Johannes Roemer b. 1803 Baumbach and d 1852 Brownhelme, Lorain Co., Ohio”, have any brothers? My GG Grand Father, Herman Roemer, was born in Hesse Cassel about 1804 and was living in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1880. A couple of other names in your note were also interesting. My father’s middle name was Hartland and one of his aunts was Emma.
I tried looking for the book you mentioned but had no luck. I would like to know more about the DNA if you are looking for more to take the test.
John

Re: Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

Kay Baganoff (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jan 2004 7:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi John,
No brother is given for Johannes Roemer, b. 5-12-1803 in Baumbach, on the page from Ms. Grace Tompkins Walker's book. Johannes married Elizabeth Brandt, dau of Johan H. Brandt and Anna K. Sontag. Other married names in these families are Schaefer, Riemenschneider, Meister, Martin and Tompkins. John Hartman's three brothers and four sisters were Charles, Henry Frederick, Martha, Julia, Anna and Elizabeth. John Hartman's dau Mattie Emilie had five brothers and one sister: Arthur, Harry, Frank, Ralph, John and Roemer. Married names among the brothers and sisters were Solis, Fowler, Norton, Drees, Forsyth, and Liebert.
I notice that my last messages to this Roemer board were in June and Aug. 2000, where I give more on my family. --- The DNA test I was talking about is done by the FamilyTreeDNA.com lab. A test between fewer than six people (males with the name Roemer) would be $159 for each person, but with six or more (male volunteers with the same name), the cost would be $99 a person, according to my understanding of what I read the last time I visited this FamilyTreeDNA website. (I am writing them today to check on this $99 as I do not see it at this time in going to their website), The test consists of taking a swab across the inside of the cheek and returning it to the lab.

Re: Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

Posted: 5 Jan 2004 4:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Kay,
Thanks for the reply. Keep me in mind for the DNA testing.
John

Re: Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

kay baganoff (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jan 2004 5:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
I checked FamilyTreeDNA.com and the charge is $99 a person if as many as six people of the same name take the 12 marker DNA test.

Re: Roemers of Hesse Kassel, Germany

Posted: 9 Feb 2005 3:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jun 2006 1:37PM GMT
Surnames: Roemer
Sorry I didn't see your post till now. But the good news is that I have a copy of that chapter on the Roemers.

I've been tempted on some other lines to try DNA testing but haven't tried it. It's hard enough to get living people to tell you their DOB; going after their DNA is a whole new level of "inspection" that might result in a response that is....let's just say... "not supportive". For it to work, I think you have to have male descendants of each line that are also avid family historians and are willing to spend a chunk of change to find out.

Jim
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