Messages from other Baumbachs

Letters, notes and comments that visitors to this website have sent me, messages from other Baumbachs from around the World looking for other Baumbachs.

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Some interesting messages I have received over the years from other Baumbachs around the World.

From: Lynn Kehrberg January 20, 2009 I thank you so much again. If it had not been for you and your web sight I most certainly would have never had this opportunity. I have now had contact with Bodo's brother Freidrich. I have also learned Bodo has a son too. With out movers and shakers like you, this world quite possibly would founder. I just wanted to say thank you.

From: Zeta Wilson Peterson, daughter of Luella Baumbach Wilson Thursday March 29, 2007 10:18 AM. You have made a "HUGE" difference with your web site, bringing hundreds of cousins back together.   I've found 3-4++ cousins I would never have known if It hadn't been for you.  I had heard as a small child something about a distant gr grandfather being honored by a King. You helped put the puzzle pieces together. I continue to be amazed by the Famous Baumbach....the first time I saw his picture I nearly fell off my chair as the resemblance to my mother's brothers is amazing.  And, I have two male cousins who also resemble him. I just want to also say how thankful I am for you and everything that you have done. It's more than just for our Baumbach family, it's your business, too. Have a wonderful Day, William !!  And, God Bless You !!

From: Amy Baumbach Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 8:32 AM. This reminds me of 3 years ago when I sent out JC and Tina's request and cried when I received all of your emails.

From: Jennifer Baumbach Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 2:58 PM As it turns out I email-ed one of the people who left a message on your guest book, and found a great great uncle. So thank you very much.

Hundreds of messages I have received from Baumbachs over the years, going back to 1998, over 25 years.

From: P Fing <>
Date: Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [] Fwd: Just a question
To: William Baumbach <>

I am Patricia Baumbach my grandfather was George Frederik Julius born March2 1860 in Helsingor Denmark died inHayle Cornwall  England on November29 1931

From: Stefan Baumbach <>
Date: Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 4:59 PM
Subject: Aw: [] Fwd: Just a question
To: <>
Cc: Sara <>

Hi Sara, I do not have any personal knowledge about your ancestors but I found two websites wich contain some additional information that may help:

Calvin Coolidge Floyd Baumbach lived from November 04, 1924 till June 21, 2015

His parents were Edward William and Lillian (Dinse) Baumbach

There has been an Edward Baumbach that lived 1894 -1950

His parents were Emil Baumbach (1865-1925) and Barbara Josephine Baumbach (1871-1957)

I wish you all the best and hope you will find the what you are searching for.

Best wishes from Germany
Stefan Baumbach

From: Sara
Date: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: Just a question

I know this may sound silly , but I found your information on a website about Baumbach castle. I was just doing some online research about the Baumbach family, mainly due to the fact that my grandparents are dead and my father didn't really know much about his dad's family. Anyways I am just trying to figure out my German roots or if I really even have any. If you happen to have any information that could help I would be very appreciative. Or if you could point me in the right direction.  I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused or quite honestly if I am bothering you and wasting your time. Thank you. 

Well my name is Sara Baumbach. My father is Dean Baumbach. His father's name was Calvin Coolidge Baumbach (Bay City, Michigan). My dad said that Calvin's dads name was William Baumbach and his wife was Lillian Dense Baumbach. That is all I have. 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021, 4:33 PM William Baumbach <> wrote:

if you send me your full name, your Baumbach parent full name, with date of birth, and any information you have, like were born, etc. I will forward that information to a few hundred Baumbachs from around the World, and maybe one or more of them will have some info for you.

deryk demme

From: P Fing <>

Date: Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 4:23 AM

Subject: Re: [] Re: Baumbach family inquiry

To: William Baumbach <>

My grandfather came from Denmark George Frederick Julius born 1860 in Helsingor Denmark  from PATRICIA  BAUMBACH

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 09:38:55 PM CDT, April Adan <> wrote:

Good day, I am trying to track down the geneology of Alwine Gorlach (formerly) Baumbach married to Richard Gorlach in Germany. 

I am uncertain of her parents, but the great grandparents are Lina Kley (nee Wenzel). If you have any information, please let me know. 

Essentially my great great grandmother and grandfather were Baumbach but I do not know their names. I am trying to find the missing names.

Thank you kindly,
April Adan

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From: <>
Date: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:23 PM
Subject: RE: Baumbach
To: <>, <>

Hello William, I am replying to our email exchange sometime in the 1990's. My website with my Baumbach lineage has been unilaterally removed by Earthlink/Mindspring ( and is now dark. if you are still updating your website you may want to remove the link.

My ancestors came to the United States from Giengen an der Brenz, Wurttemberg. For about 100 years the family lived in Langenbrand (now Schomberg, Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg) and surrounding towns of the Northern Black Forest. I have discovered the earlier family line of Johann Heinrich Baumbach (1725-1797) who came to Langenbrand in 1750.  My earliest Baumbach, Michael Baumbach, was a seibmacher (sieve maker) in Schonau vor dem Walde immediately after the end of the Thirty Years War. Schonau (now Schonau Leintal) is on the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest in Kreis Gotha. In the 1660's it was in the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha. Michael's son, Sebastian, died as a young father, and his widow, Magdalena Gessert, raised their only surviving son, Johann (Hans) Martin Baumbach, in the adjoining town of Finsterbergen (now Friedrichroda, Kreis Gotha, Thuringia). His step-father, Michael Franck, likely taught him wood working/carpentry. Hans Martin's Baumbach's and wife Anna Faulstich's son, Johann Heinrich, became a schoolteacher and moved by 1750 to Langenbrand.

Your line originated in the Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen, in the town of Schweina, on the southern edge of the Thuringian Forest, where Bernard August Baumbach left for the United States in 1872.  Schweina and Finsterbergen are only about 40 km apart. Have you been able to document earlier generations of your Baumbachs? I have written a manuscript of my research on the descendants of Sebastion Bastian Baumabach. It is available for download

George Baumbach
902 Beddingfield Dr
Knightdale, NC 27545 (to be deleted)

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From: <>
Date: Sat, May 2, 2020 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Website
To: <>
Hi William! My name is Anna Baumbach and I found your website researching my family’s history. I am a graphic designer and I currently had a project where I designed a book for my family to honor my Nana. Discovering your website made my day! I’d love to get a URL, I could portrait my project there if that’s possible!

Thank you,

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From: Baumbachs <>
Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 9:32 AM
Subject: Member requesting to join Baumbachs
To: <>
Debbie Roy Crumpler has asked to join the Baumbachs group. I am a descendant of Barbara Elizabeth Baumbach born Sachsen about 1822. She emigrated to Philadelphia and married Peter Enges in 1844. We are matching in DNA to descendants of Guido, Henry, Adam and Valentine Baumbach. I believe she is their sister!

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 6:18 PM Subject: [] reetings from NYC To:

Dear William,  Have not written for a while. So plz excuse the lengthy interval.  Hope that you and the family are doing well and getting past  this health crisis. Had been writing regularly to Herr Josef Rexroad, a  cousin to both of us. He's the Ggggrandson of Ursula Baumbach. We had been tracking his Dad's family line. We think that there was a village name of Rexrodt [or other spelling ] near Nentershausen. Maybe you heard of the place?  Best wishes during the Spring and Easter holidays.   Fritz Demmer-Baumbach

From: Wolfgang Baumbach <>
Date: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 6:04 AM
Subject: AW: [] Re: Baumbach History
To: <>, <>
Cc: Emmy Pickin <>, <>

Hello dear everyone,

I found Daniel Baumbach in Thüringen –  and

Andreas and Silke Baumbach Ferienwohnungen – holiday flats)

Baumbach GmbH –  located 04808 Wurzen – Thüringen. Phone: +49-3425-819690 Producing machines

At Wikipedia you will find a lot of details to familyvon Baumbach

Perhaps you will find an impact

Best regards
Wolfgang from Kirchheim nearby Munich

Date: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 1:57 PM
I hate to bother you but I need to know something. I know very little about that side of my family! I was told that the Bumbaugh name (my grandfather was Charles Bumbaugh) was changed from Baumbach to Bumbaugh! Do you know anything about this? I can’t afford to go on a site that I can find this but I thought you probably could. I used to ask that side of my family questions but to no avail! They lived in Mont Alto Pennsylvania and I was raised by my Granny Wilson in Fyffe, Alabama from the time my mother died (I was 9 and my sister was 7). I never knew any of my Bumbaugh family except my immediate family. If you don’t want to do this or don’t have the time I understand. If you can and don’t mind, thank you! I was raised in Alabama but I live in Nashville now near my daughter! God bless you!

Von: [] Im Auftrag von Karon Haun
Gesendet: Sonntag, 22. September 2019 18:53
Cc: Emmy Pickin;
Betreff: Re: [] Re: Baumbach History

Hello Emmy, Did Horst have an older sister named Hildegard Katherine Baumbach?  She was born in 1932 in Wurzburg, Germany. I am her daughter

From: Emmy Pickin
Date: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 2:54 AM

Hello William, I would be so grateful to know if there is any further reunions for Baumbach’s.  Planned in the near future, especially ventured around the Castle.

I am trying to find the history of my family.  My father Horst Baumbach is from Germany, Thuringen, He was born in 1936.  He is now 84, but came to England with his younger brother in the early 1950’s   His profession has been a glassblower.

Many years ago,  American Baumbach’s got in touch with our family, to see if we were related, but we didn’t know.

We would love to visit to find out.
Kindest regards
Emmy Pickin 

From: Karen Kraakevik

Date: Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 11:16 AM Subject: Werner Baumbach

Doris King

Hi, I have a friend asking if we are related to the Werner Baumbach. I was hoping you guys could send me some info if we are.  Thanks,  Karen (Ward) Kraakevik Granddaughter of Patricia Baumbach Ingram 

On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 10:29 AM Samuel Baumbach wrote:
Hi William!

My Name is Samuel (22 y/o) and I am from Switzerland. My Grandfather was from Germany and immigrated to Switzerland somewhen after the war. His Brother went to Australia and founded his own family there.

I found your website because I wanted to register the Domain :P
Obviously you are not selling the domain, yet would it be possible to have an email adress? currently I'm owning which is alright.

I like what you have been putting on there. And was wondering where you are from and your close relatives? :)

Kind Regards, Samuel Baumbach

From: Mandy Blume
Date: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 6:34 PM
Subject: I am a Baumbach, more info for our lineage for you

Hello distant relative! I am a Baumbach from Sparta, WI. I descended from the Baumbach farmer that started our family in Norwalk, WI in the 1800's (one of the twins- Herman I think).  I currently live in MN with my husband. You have Ronald Baumbach listed. He was my grandfather and died over 8 years ago from cancer. My father still lives in Sparta as does my sister. My sister has 2 children (a son and daughter). I have no children. My dad's brothers Mike and Greg still live in WI. Mike has 2 sons, and they are married with children. Greg has children but he is astranged from the family and I don't know my cousins from him. My dad's sister Cheryl Vetch lives in Iowa, has 2 sons that are married, and have children. If you would like more specifics. Please contact me. -- Mandy Blume

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From: Kathy Taylor
Date: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 12:23 AM

I am Kathy Bumbaugh Taylor from the USA.  I was raised by my Granny Wilson, who was my Mother's mother.  I have never known much about the Bumbaugh side of my family. When I've  ever asked any of them questions the never had answers.  I am thinking they may have been a Baumbach in Germany and changed it to Bumbaugh when they moved to USA.  When I looked up  Bumbaugh it gave me that info.  I'm 71 and and am very confused about a lot of things.  Do you have any idea if I could have come from the Baumbach family?  My grandfather's name was Charles Edward  Bumbaugh.  My grandmother was Anna Rakus Bumbaugh.  My daddy's name was Earl Edward Bumbaugh.  He was born between 1910 and 1915.  If you could help me I would really appreciate it.  And, if it's OK I would like to have you as a friend on Facebook!  Thanks so much for any info you can help me with.

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From: Vicky Guinn <>
Date: Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 12:37 AM
Subject: Fwd: Relationship????
To: <>
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From: Vicky Guinn <>
Date: 1/19/2016 11:34 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Relationship????

Hello, I'm Victoria 'Baumbach' Guinn, I'm interested in finding out if our family is related???  Maybe you can help???   Please email back.  Thank you. : )    ps, my Aunts say we are?

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From: gwen smith <>

Date: Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Subject: Baumbach History

Hi my name is Gweneth Smith my Mom was lydia Doris Baumbach from Medicine Hat, AB Canada she was from a family of 13. As of today 3 Aunts are still alive and I think the oldest is over 100.. Mom was born in 1910. I was talking with my sister about the Baumbach Cematary and I was going on that site to take a picture of the entrance but couldn’t find it. Do you have any that you could email me. Did you have relatives in Medicine Hat? Thank you in advance gwen

From: Lisa Baumbach

Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Subject: Baumbach Homestead LaGrange, Texas

Dear William, I have been trying to trace the old homestead house on our land in LaGrange, Texas.  I am married to Russell Alan Baumbach who was born in 1960. He has 1 brother, Gregory Wayne, and a 1/2 sister, Terry Leigh Parrish Baumbach, who his father adopted in her early years.  She was the daughter of his Mom, Rochelle Terry, from a previous marriage.  His father, Leon James Baumbach grew up in LaGrange, moved to Houston and passed away in 1980, before I knew him.  Leon's parents were Edwin Christian Baumbach born, and Emma Lehzen Baumbach (mother from Austria) who we believe moved to Lagrange in 1910.  They did not build the house but it still stands.  The great-grandfather was known as "Fritz" Baumbach who resided in Fayette County, Texas.  I don't know who his wife was or any other pertinent Baumbach Family history. I did find a C. F. Baumbach from Fayette, Texas on the 1940 Federal Census listed as father of Edwin, but that's as far as I got. If you or anyone on your blog could help me, I would sure appreciate it.  Here are some pics of the old house.  I plan to visit the Fayette County Courthouse, the Historical Society and Clerks office soon.  We reside in Katy, Texas, so LaGrange is only about an hour away.  The homestead address is 2949 Hwy 71 E, 78945

From: Joe Rexroad [mailto: ]

Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 11:26 AM

Subject: Rexerode

Hallo William: I am researching my family origins and have run across one branch that is related to the Baumbachs from 1375. In that year, Bertholdus von Reckerode married Ursula von Baumbach, daughter of Ludwig von Baumbach. It is purported that they lived in and owned the small village of Rexerode by Blankenbach, now Wüstung Rexerode and just a wooded field. The town was sacked and burned in 1375 (the same year they were married) by the Abbot of Fulda and Landgraf Hermann II.

I would like to know more about these people, the knightly relationship between the von Reckerode and von Baumbach as well as the town of Rexerode. I have visited the Tannenberg a couple of times and tried to find remnants of Rexerode but to no avail. I would appreciate any information you might have and be willing to share. I would be happy to share what I have with you as well. I have attached the siegel of my relative Bertholdus von Reckerode from that time. You may find artifacts with this wappen in and around the Tannenberg.

Thank you in advance for any information you might share.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

From: Donna Landau [mailto: ]

Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:49 PM

Subject: Visiting Europe


I am the great-great-granddaughter of Theodore Baumbach who was born 1829 in Baden-Wertemburg Germany and emigrated to New York in the 1853. My great grandfather Emil, Grandfather Arthur and father Warren all lived in the New York area.

I would appreciate any information that you can give me.


Donna Baumbach Landau

From: BAUMBACH, GEORGE [mailto: ]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:00 AM

To: ''

Subject: Baumbach History

Hi will,

My name is George Baumbach the third, I am the only son of George Baumbach the 2nd whom is diseased .

I live in Brooklyn, Ny, and I am 29.

I Just wanted to post and say Hello to my possible extended family!!

From: Betty Gray [mailto: ]

Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 11:35 AM


Subject: Katherine Elizabeth Baumbach

Hello my name is Elizabeth M. Silliman-Gray. My Father was George L. Silliman Jr. looking for information for his mother, Katherine Elizabeth Baumbach Silliman. Katherine was born in Danville, Kentucky on Nov. 1878 passed in Louisville, Kentucky on May 8, 1958. I have not been able to find any information about her, she did have a brother named Henry Baumbach, lived in Cincinnati. Would appreciate any help you can give me about her family. Thank you, Elizabeth

From: Hal Baumbach [mailto: ]

Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2013 11:32 PM


Subject: Re: [Baumbachs] George and Ruth Baumbach from Nebraska

Hello Michael,

I am a Baumbach from Nebraska. I have a Baumbach Family Tree on this website:

I am Harold Baumbach, am 75 years old and now live in Texas.

I have a brother named, George and our Grandfather was named George, too. I also had an aunt, Ruth Baumbach. I don't know of a George Baumbach who had a wife named Ruth though.

Our Grandfater George Emil Baumbach moved to Nebraska a little before 1900 from the Erie area of Pennsylvania. His father, John or Johann Sebastian Baumbach came over from Germany in the mid 1800s and settled in Pennsylvania.

I have found that the Baumbach name is a rare name in the U.S. and I never heard of any of the other Baumbachs in Nebraska who were not related to us. We were from Superior, Nebraksa which is on the southern border about half way between the east and west borders of Nebraska. So we did not know about a lot of the other areas of Nebraska.

Take a look at our family tree. Maybe you can get some information from that.

Good luck in your search.

Hal Baumbach

Kingsland, Texas

From: Michael Wakeley [mailto: ]

Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2013 3:47 PM

Subject: Doing some diging

George F. Baumbach, b. July 1, 1831; d. April 4, 1899

Caroline W. Eld, b. May 19, 1839; d. July 24, 1918

George F. Baumbach carne from Germany. Caroline W. Eld came from Sweden with her

parents when quite snail in a sailboat. It took 8 weeks for them to come to

America. She lost a brother on the way over. Mr. and Mrs. George Baumbach

first settled in Illinois and then decided to live in Nebraska. They lost a son

on the way to Nebraska and he is buried near the Mississippi River. They

settled in “I” Precinct, Seward County, Nebraska. Her brother Charlie settled

in Arkansas. George Baumbach was a Civil War Veteran. These grandparents are

both buried in the Middle Creek Cemetery. The Luebbes and Baumbachs were

neighbors, living only a mile apart. Both the grandmothers died 2 weeks apart

in 1918. Fred Luebbe married Caroline (Maggie) Baumbach and Henry Luebbe

married Sophia (Mathilda) Baumbach. The Baumbachs had 8 children: Mary,

George, Henry Louie, William, John, Caroline Margaret and Sophia Mathilda.

One child's name is unknown. Grandmother Baumbachs Swedish Bible had one

child's name Henry Louie, the date 9 July 1879 - 7 mon. l day. This could be

the one buried near the Mississippi River.

Mary, married Dave Brandt, they had S children.

George, died at the age of 16.

Henry Louie, died at the age of 7 months.

William, married Ella Wyant, they had 7 children.

John, married Mary Brandt, they had 6 children.

Caroline Margaret (Maggie), married Fred Luebbe, they had) children.

Sophia Mathilda, married Henry Luebbe, they had 12 children.

From: Victoria Pruett
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:38 PM
Subject: Family History

Hello William,

I hope this e-mail finds you well and in good spirits.

Recently I started finding out about my family history. has become addictive and I have gathered so much information, including that I am a Baumbach on my father’s side.  My father is James A. Stroup, his mother was Laura Allene Heintschel, her mother was Amalie (sp?) Isolde Baumbach from Texas. Her father was one of the 2 brothers that came to this country at the end of the 19th century.

I was surprised to learn that there was still a family home in Germany.  I was on vacation in Germany in 1997, in the Rhine River Valley, and had no clue that the homestead was even there, let alone close to where we were staying. 

I guess what I’m getting around to is, I’d like to know more about the families history, who is in our family now, and I’d like to get to know who you are.  Any information about the family would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this e-mail

My personal e-mail address is:
Victoria Stroup-Pruett

From: Michael Tait [mailto: ]

Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2013 7:22 PM

Subject: Baumbach Family LIneage


Hi William, 

I have been doing some recent research and found that Guido Baumbach Sr. was my Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandfather. My Great Grandmother, Martha, was the daughter of Henry Jr. Is this from the same lineage as the castle? Looking forward to hearing from you. Michael Tait

From: Nancy Baumbach [mailto: ]

Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:54 PM

Subject: Baumbach History

Nancy Baumbach Hall.. Floyd Va.

From: vickie bartlett [mailto: ]

Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:40 AM

Subject: Baumbach History

Hi, my mother is a Baumbach from Cornwall England, I am looking for information on Walter Baumbach who left Corwall in 1922, I think he settled in Ohio, as that is his place of death, His father was George Frederick Julius Baumbach, who came over from Denmark to Cornwall, I am also seeking information on his brother Charles Baumbach who went to join him round about 1929 and stayed there for 3 years before going back to England, thanks Vickie Bartlett.

From: De Wet, Leeann [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 6:44 AM
Subject: Family of Baumbach

 Hi there,

My name is Annemarie Lees ( maiden name Baumbach) I live in a city, Klerksdorp, in the  North West province of South Africa. I was born in 1945 from parents Gotthilf Wilhelm Siegfriedt Baumbach (Helmi) and Francina Aletta Schroeder. My grandfather, Johannes Martin was also born in South Africa, but studied in Berlin. He was a Lutheran missionary, working in  various towns in SA, like Bethanie, Middelburg, Heidelberg and later in Pretoria. My grandmother was born in Germany, met my grandfather while he was studying there, got engaged and later travelled by boat to marry him in South Africa. Her name was Johanna Elizabeth Jung.

They had 4 sons and 2 daughters, all deceased already. My father was the youngest.

I  am the second born of 4 daughters, Helena Ruth, Hanli Elizabeth and Heidi Therese.

I am married to Ronald Eede Lees and we have 2 children, Rono(the eldest – son) and Monique.

Regards  Annemarie.  Email:


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From: Dorothy Sullivan [mailto: ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 2:45 PM
Subject: related to theodore baumbach

Theodore Baumbach was my great grandfather born 1830 . Wife was Amelia Holzer .
Came to the U.S. in 1849 . Was A civil war vet.

What connection is he to your family? Dotti Sullivan.

From: David Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 9:30 PM
William, If you are continuing to keep up the Baumbach's in the USA.  I am David Baumbach.  On the website it has my address as 8322 Twining Trail in Sugar Land.  I have moved and my current address is 3303 Saint Charles CT, Missouri City, TX 77459.  My cell number is 281-222-1169.  I am the son of Stanley Baumbach (who passed away in July 19, 2009 after battling mesothelioma).  He was the son of Cecil Baumbach (deceased).  Stanley's brothers are Delton (still alive but I don't know current address) and Wayne (passed away, lived in temple texas).  His sister is Romadene Baumbach Mohel (living in Taylor Texas).  My son, Cade is 10 years old, living with his mother in Missouri City Texas.  If you want any other information about the Baumbach's in my family I will help you as much as I can.David

Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:19 AM
My mums maiden name was baumbach ( isabel irene baumbach ) Sister ( jane baumbach ) Father ( william charles baumbach ) lived in st ives cornwall: story goes that a baumbach jumped ship many years ago in hayle cornwall. From what we have found out the name came from Austria.

From: Joey Dawson [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:45 PM
Subject: The Baumbach Dawson Connection

William, Here is what I know about the Baumbachs that are involved with my family. 

My great grandfather Humphrey Dawson died in 1928 at an early age, and my great grandmother Blanche ended up remarrying a man named George L Baumbach in the early 1930's. My grandfather and his six siblings grew up with George as their stepdad. My great grandmother and George Baumbach had two kids together, Betty Price in the 1940's and Blanche Marie in the 1930's. On the 1940 Census, my grandfathers family and Blanche Marie are living with George L still, but no mention of a George L JR...but I can find mention of a George L Jr born in 1933 and living in Alexandria, but have not yet tied the two together yet. His info is below, tho he looks to have passed. Searching the current land records its still owned by him and his wife, Gladys L, who I assume is still alive and living there. I feel like there has to be a connection. Coincidentally my grandfathers remarried widow lives next door - I have only spoken to her once, and did not ask about the Baumbach connection, but I will. 

GEORGE L BAUMBACH 1603 Shenandoah Road Alexandria, VA

I also know that the earlier George L Baumbachs parents were Roy (1886 - ?) and Mabel (1888 - ?). George had the following siblings as of the 1920 census (Roy Jr, Helen, Leslie and Lucy). I have not tried tracking any of them beyond this.  

That's all I have for now - will let you know if I figure anything else out.


From: Nancy [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 10:52 PM
Subject: Baumbach genealogy

 I am looking for information for a Friedrich L Baumbach, spouse's name Maria Schart.  I am also looking for information for a Jacob Baumbach (b Dec 1841, immigrated to US and lived in Milwaukee WI), spouse's name Anna Schultz Keiderling.  Both Baumbachs from Saxony.  Thanks.

From: Brandon Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:46 AM
Subject: Family Inquiry

Hello, My name is Brandon Baumbach (Born in Carrington, ND 1987). I am curious if you would have any information about Baumbach's in North Dakota. My relatives pretty much all live in ND and I am not quite sure about how we came to live here. So I decided to ask you Baumbach's in VA to see what kind of connections exist.  I hope to hear from you in good time.   Thank you for your time,
Brandon Baumbach

Intern, Department of State, U.S. Embassy, Oslo, Norway 

Master of Public Policy Candidate, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

From: Jeff Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2011 11:36 PM

I have been researching my family tree for some time now and could use help finding more info.I know for sure that Wilhelm (william) and Eva Baumbach came to US in 1868 threw NY and made their home in Walworth County Wisconsin with their 3 sons.Eva died shortly after and William remarried Wilhelminia and they had 9 more kids.They came here from Schwallungen, Sachsen Meiningen (Saxony) Germany.According to our family tree that someone did years ago he had 2 brothers that were German proffesors.If true I would like to know their names and if they ever came to US.Also our tree says that his parents were Johann Jacob Baumbach and Anna Margaretha Roder.I would like to try to confirm that and get dates on them and find out any more info about them like parents, other kids, brothers etc..That is as far back as our tree goes and I have had no luck finding out anything else.If anyone could help that would be great, thanks Jeff Baumbach oh by the way William our birthdays are only a couple weeks apart as I was born feb 28, 1963

From: Tony Bartlett -
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2011 5:21 PM
I am looking for any information on my mums mum, her name was Julia Vera Baumbach, she was married to Charles Baumbach from Hayle in cornwall england,  I would like to know any thing about her that any one can tell me, she may have lived in London England, she had a daughter called Norma who lived in Cornwall

From: Wolfgang Baumbach
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:16 AM Hi,

I want to add some names of Baumbach from Germany:

Wolfgang Baumbach, Stieglitzgasse 20, D-85551 Kirchheim/ Munich (born in 1944), entreprener, Consultant,

Son: Nico-Wolf Baumbach, same address, Student, (born in 1982)

Daughter: Britta Baumbach, living in Switzerland, Winterthur (born in 1979)

Best regards



From: K Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 8:52 PM
Subject: Family Relations

Hi, My name is Kiefer Baumbach, i live in Wisconsin and have been anle to trace my family back to Henry Baumbach who immigrated to America from Germany in 1844.

My family tree goes
Henry Baumbach
John Baumbach
William Baumbach
Adolph Baumbach
Richard Baumbach
Sean Baumbach
and me 

I was wondering if any one had information about Henrys father.

From: Juan Agustin Laso B [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Baumbachs] FW: Baumbach History Request

Dear William,

First of all please excuse me for my english.-

Second, I don’t know if we are related because my last name is BAMBACH.- Perhaps in the past both are the same.-

Like you, also I traying to find some date or other information from my grand grand grand father.-

Following the few information that I can get.-

If you can help me I really appreciated.-


Guillermo Bambach von Hayde born in Leipzig, Prussia, son of military graduation, he served the Empire, he married Ms. Julia Elena Hirtz, wealthy owner of Hanover, I saw the pictures of the mansion they had. There they settled after their marriage where my grandfather was born Bernardo Bambach, who then married my grandmother Matilde San Martín Fajardo Hawes.

His arrival in Chile (Concepción) was generated because the Imperial Government honored him with the appointment of Consul General, a position which it had diplomatic representation because at that time had no ambassadors.

Left diplomacy, where he settled in Tomé had their properties and Coelemu. In one of his trips to Hannover brought a full house that was build in the park at his residence. Now everything is destroyed, I could only see the view that had the house and park with the sea at their feet. He lived and died happy there making a good fortune. My father Samuel Hawes Bambach and his nine brothers each received: $ 40,000 Gold 48 pen.

Step Hawes family: my grandmother's parents were Don Moses Matilda Hawes Hawes and Matilde San Martín Fajardo, distinguished from Basque family, she passed away in USA and Don Moses married the daughter of Mrs. Jenny Rosenkrans general who took part active in the war of secession. She was very wealthy co-owner of a bank in Boston, where Moses was president until his death.-

Bambach Samuel Hawes died at age 47 on September 23, 1911, was a lawyer of the most important companies in Concepción and Talcahuano. He was a deputy for two terms, minister of war, national defense today in the short period of presidency of Pedro Montt, his friend was a member of the Club of the Union .-

Best regards,
Juan Agustín Laso Bambach
Ossa, Izcue y Montes, Abogados
Magdalena 140, Piso 3
Tel. (562) 3787700  Fax (562) 3787200

From: Baumbach, Dawn [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:13 PM
Subject: Baumbach History Request

Looking for information on Johann George Baumbach Born 1843 (no month/date found yet) He immigrated to the United States in 1850 to Texas He was born in Saxony, Prussia He married Helena Catharina Kuck on January 22, 1867 (in the U.S. - Ross Prairie, TX) They had 9 children in Texas, only 6 survived.  Their fourth child was Christian Wilbur Baumbach (2/20/1874-6/29/1960) Johann George Baumbach is my husband’s Great Great Grandfather… Any information on him, or his parents would be appreciated.  His parents were both born in Germany (looking at 1880 US Census, he noted Germany as birthplace of parents). I’ve traced back as far as I can, using internet, but can’t find any more info on him. There is another w/same name, but different birth year, and did not come into Texas.
Thanks!!! Dawn Baumbach

From: Lana R [mailto: ]

Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 12:18 AM


Dear William, My name is Lana Rae Baumbach Ryder-Rosner.  My dad was Lenwood Ray Baumbach. He passed away March 2008.  His brother, and my Uncle, Jackson Baumbach of New Cumberland, Pa went with your group to Germany in 2000.  I currently reside in Lancaster, PA.  I would like to be added to your list of Baumbachs.  Is there anything you need from me in order to be included on that list?

Thank you for all the work you have done.  Lana Ryder-Rosner, CMT, CST  610-301-4356 York and Lancaster, PA offices Integrative Sound, Energy and Massage Therapies Motivational Women's Workshops and Retreats "Motivating, educating and inspiring women through the power of words, music and touch to live their Best Lives." 

From: Bob Allen [mailto: ]
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 6:39 PM
Dear William, Could you add this piece of information to your Internet site.

My wife's great grandparents were Johann Heinrich Kirchler and Ottiliea Von Struck. They lived from the 1830s to about 1913. They had two sons and two daughters. They were Johann Heinrich Kirchler, born 1872 in Germany, died 1931 in Sydney Australia, Elizabeth Dorothy Kirchler born 1874 in Germany, died 1949, Youngstown, Ohio, America, Ernest Kirchler, born 1877 Germany, died 1951, lived Detroit, USA.

Anna Kirchler, later Baumbach, born 1870, remained in Germany, died in Apolde 1959 Johann Heinrich Kirchler, Australia, is recorded as having been born in Theringwald (Thuringen Wald). Anna Kirchler, who remained in germany whilst all her siblings dispersed over the world, married a Baumbach, name unknown. She had at least two sons, Georg and Kurt. Georg served in the German Navy and died in 1964. Kurt Baumbach inherited his mother's grocery/ dairy when his mother died in 1959, probably at Wilhelmstrasse 16, Apolde, and was still alive in 1965. He married in 1930, his wife's name may have been Helene. His wife died 1962 and he remarried. He had a daughter Rathe(?), a son Rudolf, and a daughter Christa, all born in the 1930s Would love to hear from any current descendants

Regards Bob Allen 


-----Original Message-----
From: Julie Formanski [ ]
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2010 4:45 PM
Hi William,
My great-grandmother was Martha (Baumbach) Woodliff b about 1904/5. She was married to Percy Woodliff in 1923 in Norwalk, WI and I believe lived there her entire life.  I remember going to visit my
Gramma Martha and Grampa Percy with my Gramma (their daughter) Shirley as a kid. I'm wondering how Martha and thus the rest of us fit in with the Baumbach lineage.  I'm just starting to research my
genealogy on this side of my family so any help would be greatly  appreciated. I grew up in WI but am currently living in NC. Thanks and I've enjoyed perusing your website! Julie Formanski (Phillips-Schaller-Woodliff-Baumbach)


-----Original Message-----
From: Peggy Guillaume [ ]
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:03 AM
Hello William:  It was good to hear from you regarding some of the Baumbach family.  Since I wrote to you, my sister and I did a road trip to the area where most of my great grandfather's family was buried.  We found a lot of the graves including grandpa George's & his wife Anna's.  Also found was the one we think was Uncle Henry's wife-Matha's grave.  I took pictures of all of them.  George's date of death was 1923.  He was born in 1851.  Anna was born 1860 & died in 1826.  Matha was born 7-26-1826 & died 9-11-1900.  At present, I don't have all of the pictures developed, but when I get them, I will send
them to you along with the dates of births & deaths & where they are buried shortly.  It was very
interesting as we also got many dates & pictures of my grandmother Margaret Oliver's family(Otto's
wife.  I have also contacted some of the cousins, whom I knew when we were little.
Peggy Guillaume

-----Original Message-----
From: Peggy Guillaume [ ]
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 1:14 PM

Hi William:
I came across the Baumbach emails and some of them were very interesting and from my relation. My great-great grandfather was Guido. My great grandfather was George and his son Otto is my grandfather. I was one of the grandchildren that lived with Otto & Margaret(Oliver). I attended the last Baumbach reunion in St. Charles, MN this past summer. There was a picture board there with all of Guido's sons listed with birthdates & death dates. They listed William-1882-1939, Rueben-1899-1990, Robert 1899-1950, Julian 1891-1932, George 1884-1960, Oscar-1892-1965, & Elmer 1890-1931. I am not sure of these dates and I know that George couldn't have been born in 1884 as Otto was born in 1898 which would have made him 14. Grandpa was one of the younger ones in his family. The older ones were Ida, Minnie, Emma, & Ed. Herman & Martha were younger. Would you have the correct dates of George's birth & death. I know that if George would have still been alive in 1960, we would have visited him and we never did. We did go to all of Grandpa Otto's family and a lot of the kids are the same age as myself. The board for the reunion was done by Rueben's family & I know that on the roster of the Norwalk, WI cemetary, there is a George listed for 1884-1960. I would be glad to mail you a copy of the picture board if you would like it for more of your research. I know that several of my cousins or niece have written an email to you. (Rich Seehafer, Kori Westfall, Tonya Baumbach, George Baumbach to name a few. My email is
Thank you.
Peggy (Linden-Baumbach)Guillaume
810 S. Biron Dr.
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Seehafer []
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 6:23 PM
Thanks for the reply.
The family did originate from Stadt, Weimar, Saxony and had an uncle named Caspar who was a shoemaker/weaver. Guido and Henry were twins.
Rich Seehafer

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Seehafer [ ]
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 8:08 PM
Subject: Information on the Baumbach Family
I am a descendant of the Baumbach brothers Henry, Sr and Guido. My information says they were twin brothers born in Stadt. Weimar, Saxony, Germany. They emigrated to the United States in August of 1844 and eventually landed in Philadelphia, PA. They joined the Forpaugh and Sells Circus band and travelled in that area. They met and married the Katzman sisters Catherine and Dorothea.They moved to Middletow, PA and settled there for a while. In 1966 Henry, Sr moved to Farmers Valley, WI and began farming with his wife Catherine and children Guido, John, George, Henry, JR, William and Albert. George married Delia Schmaltz and had seven children. One of these childen was Otto Baumbach, my grandfather. He met Margaret Oliver and married her. They moved to Marshfield, WI and setled on a farm there. They had four children, Keith (died at birth), Marjorie (deceased) Eileeen, my mother (also deceased) and Joyce. Guido, Henry, Sr's twin brother settled in the East. I do not have much information on that part of the family and wonder if you are descended from that branch of the family.

Do we share a common lineage?
Does this trace back to the Baumbach family which had the castle in Germany?

I also have a note about a descendant of Guido named Charles Baumbach who was an orchestra director and the orchestra played at Abraham Linoln's Inaugural Ball. Can you confirm?
Can you share any additional information or confirm my information as somewhat correct? Would also appreciate any answers to my questions.
Thank you.

Rich Seehafer


-----Original Message-----
From: ~ Cheryl Martin ~ (clm2u) [ ]
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 10:53 PM
Subject: Bumbaugh (Baumbach) of Pennsylvania, USA

Hello William and Friedrich:

I came across your Baumbach website this weekend as I was making preparations for a family reunion in June for my immediate family in Fayetteville (named after LaFayette), Pennsylvania.

My father's name is James William Bumbaugh from Franklin Co., PA. I believe we may be descended from a branch of the family that left Germany and arrived in America about 1740.

I would like to communicate with any Baumbach's that may have the information on the German side for the family (Gorg arrived 1740, Johannes came a short time later)

I believe my father's line can possibly be traced back to Johannes, but am not certain since I am lacking certain details. Johannes came from Mimbach, Germany and had at least two sons, John and George.

I am told that the name Bombach was anglesized to Bombaugh, Baumbaugh, Bumback, and Bumbach.

My grandfather, David Edgar Bumbaugh spoke German fluently (he learned it at home). He served in the US Army in the invasion of Normandy in WWII.

I am trying to place the pieces of the puzzle together for the Bumbaugh family history. One of my questions is why did the ancestors leave Germany in the 1700's?

I would like to be in correspondence with any interested parties and would appreciate hearing from anyone with further input into my history puzzle.

Thank you for the informative Baumbach website. I am looking forward to learning more about the reconstruction efforts of the castle in Germany. My brother, Chris Michael Bumbaugh would be of great help to my German relatives-he is excellent with construction projects.

Please do drop me a line from whatever corners of the world-I would love to hear from my Baumbach relatives.

Cheryl L. (Bumbaugh) Martin
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

From: Barry H [ ]
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 2:45 PM

Dear Mr. Baumbach,

I am a close neighbor to you in Knoxville, Md., and also a Baumbach descendent, from those still in Germany.

My name is Linda Maria Holdcroft, and my mother was an immigrant from Fulda, Germany, following WWII. Her maiden name was Luzia Elisabeth Roeder, born in Wurburg, 1922. My grandmother’s maiden name (but I believe first marriage name) was Anna Baumbach. There was also an “aunt”, Maria Baumbach (I believe the sister of my mother’s biological father). My mother grew up in Fulda with her sister Ingeborg, who is also an immigrant to the U.S. My mother’s birth certificate is of a later issue from Berlin, dated 1952, and has Anna Baumbach as mother and Valentine Roeder as her father( he was deceased by 1952). The interesting thing is that my grandmother didn’t marry Valentine until my mother was already five (1927). Then, a year after Anna’s and Valentine’s marriage, my Aunt Inge was born.

My mother recently passed away, and I have come upon many letters, postcards, pictures etc. dating back to the 1930’s, and much earlier. It has sparked an interest to do some family research. Strangely, I have always questioned the relation of my mother and aunt, thinking they weren’t really sisters because other than their last name they have absolutely nothing similar, i.e. appearance, personality, behavior. I had even posed this question but my mother and aunt always remained a bit secretive and vague, which of course nurtures curiosity. My aunt is still alive and closeby but is only willing to share bits and pieces of their story.

I’ve located you from your website, but I’m not sure how familiar you would be with the Baumbach’s still in Germany. Fulda is close to the
area of the Baumbach Castle, so I think there may be some connection. I believe that my mother’s “aunt”, Maria Baumbach, born in Fulda, 1881 is a key piece in my family puzzle.

My family and I are planning a trip to Germany and will be visiting Fulda and Wurzburg this spring. I intend to go to the public records offices and research birth, death, and marriage information. I wondered if you had done any such research on your visits and could offer any recommendations? Also, if the names of Anna or Maria Baumbach, or other Baumbach’s from Fulda had surfaced in your searches.

Unfortunately, I do not speak fluent German, so my task will be more challenging. Any advice for my research while in Germany would be appreciated since my time is limited. My email address is .

Mrs. Linda Holdcroft

-----Original Message-----
From: Ricardo Schondube Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:36 AM
Subject: RE: am I related?

Hello William :
Some time ago I wrote in the Baumbach webpage I live in Mexico in
Guadalajara, my grandfather from my mother side came from Germany before
1900 and established first in Tabasco he was from Marburg, his name was
Rufolf Baumbach Rickert as I know .. Could we be related? My grandfather had a ring with a 1/4 moon like a smile and two stars in each end of that moon, my older cousin has the ring as he is the closest direct relative. I will send you scanned a drawing that my brother made of that ring.

Right now I sent papers to the Germany embassy to get also the german nationality since my grandfather from father side was also German his name was Heinric Schondube and my father was born in Mexico in 1900. I am 57 years old and born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Best regards
Ricardo Schondube Baumbach Guadalajara, Mexico

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Ward [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: am I related?
Somehow your message to Mark Gilbert got sent to me, my name is Karen (Ward) Kraakevik and I do believe that we may be related. My grandmother is Patricia Baumbach Ingram, we live in oklahoma but originally my grandma is from PA. I thought she had told me that her mother's name was Helen and I think she told me that one of her brothers names is William, I don't know if you are the same person. But she told me that some of her siblings actually do go over to Germany every other year to the castle and she showed me some pics & video of some of the family visiting over there. Anyway hope all is well and I think its great that you have this family's site.
Take Care,
Karen (Ward) Kraakevik

-----Original Message-----
From: Bethany Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:38 PM
Subject: Hello from Appleton WI

Hi, I am Beth A Baumbach, daughter of Harold W Baumbach, who is the 2nd son of Julius Baumbach. It is good to know that you are out there.
Sincerely, Beth

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Gilbert []
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 4:02 PM
Subject: am I related?

Hello: In tracing my family’s ancestry, I have found that Henry Baumbach (born in 1825 in Weimar Saxony Germany) is my great great grandfather. My grandmother’s maiden name is Martha Baumbach and she lived in central Wisconsin, USA her entire life. That’s as far as I got. Am I related to your Baumbach family? – Mark Gilbert

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 1:27 PM
Subject: Baumbachs in Portland


I am fascinated by your website.  I had no idea there were so many Baumbachs out there.  My name is Kevin Baumbach (born in 1981) and I have always been interested in learning a little more about my family history.  I'm not sure about anything prior to my Grandfather.  His name is John (aka Jack) Baumbach and he was born in the mid-1920s in Laramie, WY.  He moved to Nebraska in the 1930s.  He settled in Portland in the 40s and started his family: Sharon, Kenneth John (aka Ken, my Dad - born in 1952), Joanne (married, now Mahoney), James (aka Jim), and William (aka Bill).  I am the youngest of three (Melissa - born 1978, Matthew - born 1980), and m Uncle Bill has one daughter (Sarah).

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:08 AM
Subject: Christian Baumbach

Dear Sir: I am trying to acquire any family history for my wife's

paternal side of the family. There is a Christian Baumbach who settled

with his wife Julia in 1860 in New Orleans from Darestadt, Germany. I

have read through your impressive site and haven't seen any info on him.

Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks! Justin

From: William Carl Baumbach
Date: Monday, July 14, 2008
I am looking for Baumbachs in Darmstadt Germany. My fathers name is Fritz Heinrich Baumbach. He was born in darmstadt Germany in 1894 along with his twin brother Wilhelm. Fritz came to the USA. in June/1914. He married Gertrude Gentol in 1937 and worked and lived in Chicago IL. In the 1940's He moved his family to Southwestern Michigan where He Passed away in 1968.His fathers name is Heinrich Baumbach and his wifes maiden name is Pauline Priester. My dads twin Brother has children and I wish to locate them. Thank you.

From: Stefani Baumbach
Date: Friday, May 09, 2008
Hi, I found your website and it is very interesting to read something about your own name! Maybe we are one family ;-) !? My name is Stefani Baumbach and I am from Germany - Hamburg. My father is a "Baumbach" - his father, too. My father was born in Hamburg, Germany as well. My father was born in the year 1943. And my birth year is 1979. How can I trace back the family history? Maybe you can help me a little bit? thank you! regards, Steffi

From: Tienne Linden
Date: Thursday, May 01, 2008
Looking for a Jacob and Etta Baumbach from Minnesota. His father was Fred Von Baumbach, originally from Milwaukee. Looking for a Jacob Baumbach, son of Fred Von Baumbach...born about 1871...lived in Mn until I lose him in the 1900 MN Census. 

From: Kimberly A. Smith (Baumbach)
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I am Kimberly A. Baumbach (Smith) age 38. I live in Pacifica, CA. with my husband Dwight Smith. I have 2 children: Jonathon Baumbach and David Paulsen I have one brother, Brian Baumbach(36), living in Cave Junction, OR with his wife Nalita. They have one son, Dominic Baumbach (4). Brian and I are the children of Walter William Baumbach the 3rd (61). (Cave Junction, OR) He has 1 brother, Keith Baumbach (Florida), and 2 sisters, Debra(CA) and Sandra (FL). They are the children of Walter William Baumback Jr (now deceased as of 2000) and Thelma (FL). My great grandfather was Walter William Baumbach, married to Bertha Heitzman. Deceased. They lived for a long time in Lodi, CA. That is all I know.

From: Bonita Enberg (Baumbach)
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008
I am a relation to Julius Baumbach and am looking for someone that might know anything about him. I am also looking for someone that would just like to talk to anyone with Baumbach name.

From: Karon Haun

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008

I am looking for information on Hildegard Katherine Baumbach, born June 1932, died December 2000. I believe that she may have come to the USA from Germany in the mid 1940's. Thanks

From: Julie Prouty, Hillpoint WI 53937
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2008
I would love to talk to Robert Carl Olsen. I am a gr gr granddaughter of Carl Baumbach, the minister at Fall Creek Trinity Lutheran church. I took a few pictures of it yesterday-(4-19-08) and decided to Google him to see if I could obtain more information, and Bob Olsen's message came up. I have the silver tea set and the china cupboard in my home, that the congregation made/purchased for Carl and Fredericka for their 20th or 25th wedding anniversary. (don't know which one) I am also interested in the German ancestry, if you care to share. thanks a lot, Julie

From: Kori Westfall
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Hello my name is Kori Westfall, my grand mother was Majorie Louise Baumbach. She was born in Madison wi. I had started a family tree years ago while my grandmother was still alive. Unfortunately after her passing I had a computer crash and lost most of my research with it. I know we are decendents of Guido of the twin brothers who came from germany. Anything that you have and would be willing to share would be great. I am trying to get pictures, and a tree together for my mother for her birthday as this will be the first birthday that my mother will not have her mother here. Unfortunately anyone who in the family that knew of the baumbach history has passed. I love this site, hope to hear from anyone soon. Thanks

From: Crystal Baumbach
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
My name is Crystal Baumbach and I am trying to contact the person who left a comment regarding "baby Baumbach" who was put up for adoption in Kalispell, Montana in 1976. Please contact me if you have any information! Thank you.

From: Sara
Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
This is for La Rae Brunotte-Murray. My family is also Blankenstein-Brunotte. My mother has been trying to find more infomration regarding our family tree. She does not know german and the only family member who speaks german and knows about the family is in his 90's.

From: Alyson Kaye Hubbard
Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
My name is Alyson Kaye Baumbach (married name is Hubbard). My father is James Arthur Baumbach and my grandfather was Arthur Carl Baumbach.

From: Joey Howard Baumbach
Date: Monday, March 03, 2008
My name is Joey Baumbach and I live in Nebraska. My father is Howard and his fathers name was William. This Baumbach website is pretty cool. Would love to visit the castle someday!

From: patricia baumbach
Date: Monday, February 25, 2008

my name is patricia baumbach my father was charles baumbach born in hayle cornwall uk i was told as a child that my grandfather was from denmark

From: Ralf Baumbach
Date: Friday, February 22, 2008
Hallo ! Wir sind viele Baumbachs aus Helbra (Deutschland;Sachsen-Anhalt)! Unsere Familienlinie lässt sich im Moment über Friedrichslohra bis nach Deuna (Friedrich Baumbach) im 17. Jahrhundert nachvollziehen ! Wenn ihr etwas dazu wissen solltet,dann schreibt einfach! Mit freundlichen Grüßen Ralf Baumbach und die anderen Baumbachs aus Helbra

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

From: Jindøich Baumbach
SpamCode: 123
Remote Name:
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Time: 01:57:58 AM


omlouvám se neumim anglicky I´m sorry I dont´t know English my name is Jindøich Baumbach I was born in czech repoblik of the day 29.11.1977. My father is appointed Hans Hirgen Baumbach born in village Frankenhausen Bihdorf.Mine mother is appointed Alena Baumbach.My grandmother is appointed Marta Baumbach.My granddad is appointed Conrad Baumbach born about ys 1913.Granddad is said drop dead for wars reputedli in easter front.Next regrettably don´t know so that would was like for any information. It has address:Czech Republik,Street Rokycanova1,Ostrava16,716 00 It has Thank you and hi everyone.

From: Lori Lynn Baumbach
Date: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Hello. My name is Lori Baumbach. I am the daughter of Rodney Baumbach(Johnsburg,IL) and granddaughter of Roland Baumbach(Palatine,IL) I am currently trying to trace my ancestry back to Germany.

From: patricia baumbach
Date: Wednesday, February 06, 2008
my name patricia baumbach my father was charles baumbach from hayle cornwall inthe uk

email: snafu11561@AOL.COM
From: Melanie Baumbach Cunningham
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I've traced my Baumbach family back to a Charles Baumbach who was married to a Mary. Both were born in Hannover, Germany, and moved to Hampton, IL. Family makes reference to them coming here from Geissen, Germany. Anyone having any info on this would be appreciated!!!

From: Julie Pitra Tonner
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2008
I have a letter written in 1763 to a Countess Martha Katharina Baumbach. I am trying to find out who she is and why my family has this letter. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

From: Timo Baumbach
SpamCode: 123
Remote Name:
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2008
Time: 05:34:53 PM


Hello my name is Timo Baumbach i from Kassel in Germany greets too all Baumbachs of the World =)

From: mackenzie cheyenne baumbach
Date: Saturday, December 01, 2007
i am mackenzie baumbach this is sooo kewl

From: Hans Karl Artur Baumbach
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2007
We are also Baumbach's and live now in France. Origanly born in Thueringen in Germany, then lived in England / and Scotland, now France. It would be nice to hear from you.

From: Robert Michael Baumbach
Date: Friday, September 21, 2007
Hello, I am Robert Baumbach of State college, Pennsylvania, USA. I have a website at mostly photography. I am a retired art teacher. My family is from Middletown, PA where twins Guido and Harry Baumbach came to America in 1825. The website is very informative and interesting.

From: nicole helich
Date: Friday, May 25, 2007
Hello, My name is Nicole and i am writing from Sydney, Australia. My mother is from Chile and her name is Patricia Bambach, her father was originally from germany. Is the different spelling still related to baumbach?

From: Janine Baumbach
Date: Friday, May 04, 2007
Hi! My name is Janine Baumbach.. I#m originally from Herzberg am Harz, do you know?

From: Karen Ward
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
My name is Karen Ward, my grandma is Patricia (Baumbach) Ingram, originally from Pennsylvania, she now lives in Coalgate Oklahoma, which is where I am from. She has told me about the family castle and how her brother has been over to Germany several times to see the castle and meet up with other family members. I'm just writing because I think it is awesome that I am able to learn more about my family history.

From: juan herbert baumbach madriz
Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2007
hello i am a baumbach living in tijuana mexico my grandfather was a baumbach from germany they came to mexico 90 years greatgrandfather name was rudolph baumbach ricket and my grandpa´s name was hans herbert baumbach paulsmayer.

From: Robert W Young
Date: Sunday, April 01, 2007
I was looking for Bohnenberger name in Unterreichenbach and it linked to your name. My Grandmother was a Bohnenberger and her Father was Christian Bohnenberger. He came from Unterreichenbach in 1860 or 1862 to New Jersey and then to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Do you know anything about the link? Regards, R Young

From: Peterson, Zeta (CPC-Supply Chain Oprns.) [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 2:38 PM
Following received from the Parish Register of Webestedt (Kingdom of Saxony).... or Germany, they stated we are descended from Helmerich Baumbach 1330-1369, Lord of the Castle of Rothenburg on the Fulda River a few miles south of Kassel Hesse; the village is Nentershausen (below Tannenberg). Our branch is the "Reinhard" branch which is my grandfather's middle name.

They were reformed, Lutheran Hessian, original Nobility with the parent house of the same name in a village near Rothenburg on the Fulda River which is first documented with her degnus de Baumbach, Knight 66 in 1246 (records are in the state archives of Marburg cf also dr landuthe Hessian Knightly Castles and their owners Kassel 1836 and begins the family roots with Hemericus de Baumbach, Knight of the Castle in Rothenburg, 1295-1316. The descendants or issues belong to the old-Hessian Knighthood Coat-of-Arms, etc.

The family re-formed and a foundation was started in 1903. They are trying to hold annual reunions at the Kassel.
WW I and WWII, and Hitler controling Germany prevented a lot of contact between the family.

I had heard of this ancestor as a child.... we just didn't have the Parish Records then (post world war years).

I am trying to connect the links and go back and re-capture the dates to before the 1700s:

> George Christoph Baumbach born 10/26/1772 Weberstedt, Kingdom of Saxony
> Johann Georg Baumbach born 7/4/1803 Weberstedt, Kingdom of Saxony
> George Frederich Wilhelm Baumbach born 6/11/1834 in Webersted, Kingdom of Saxony
> William George Frederich born 11/26/1865 Stratford, Ontario, Canada
> Lorenz Reinhard Baumbach born 3/22/1900 in Nebraska

From: Rebecca Allman
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
This website is great. My g-grandmother was Lena Bambach - Her family immigrated to Michigan area soon after WW I, I am assuming this is when their name may have been altered because of American anti-German feelings that were circulating at that time. She married a Meharg and moved to Canada- London Ontario area (where I am from). Unfortunately g-grandmother spoke little of her childhood or ancestors so family info was lost- I'm just in the infancy of trying to find out more about my ancestors.

From: Jeremy Baumbach
Date: Friday, March 09, 2007

From: Luke Baumbach
Date: Monday, February 26, 2007
Hey im Luke Baumbach in California! any other baumbachs in the area?

From: Rachel Lynn Baumbach
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2007
hey yall was up im rachel lynn baumbach i live in the united states and i am the daulter of curtis lynn baumbach jr. and i have a half brother and sister their names are timothy and allysa and if you whould like to email me my email address is thanks BYE

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 6:54 PM
Subject: I am a Baumbach! 

Hey my name is Austin Baumbach. You may have already been contacted by my family. My grandparents are Alvin and Lucile Baumbach, they have 3 sons Alan, Jerry and Brian. Jerry is my father. I would love to have an email address! Thank you. -Austin  J. Baumbach

From: Brenda Brittain
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2006
This is for Zeta Peterson or Alice Baumbach Williamson. My Mother, Phyllis Fisher, is your cousin. She is the youngest daughter of Esther M. (Baumbach) Breitling and was born in McCook, Nebraska. She is currently living in Lewiston, Idaho. Zeta, I tried e-mailing you, but it came back, so I will give you some other information. She also has a cousin in California, who is the daughter of Margaret C. Her name is Bernice. My mother is: Phyllis Fisher 127 15th Ave Lewiston, Idaho 83501 Mom's older sister Vila, lives in Weiser, Idaho and they have -2- brothers who are deceased. I will send her this information too. We hope to hear from you. Brenda Brittain

From: Brenda Brittain
Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2006
My grandmother was Esther Baumbach. Her mother was Margarete and I think her father was William. Sometime as a young man, her father walked from Canada to get to Nebraska. My great-grandmother Margarete died after childbirth (daughter also Margarete,) and my greatgrandfather remarried and they had more children. My grandmother had a sister named Clara and some brothers (one named Edwin) and Margarete and then some 1/2 sisters and brothers. (a half-sister named Thelma, I think.) She married Jake Breitling in Nebraska when she was 16. Her sister Clara, married August Breitling. Baumbach is an unusal name and I have very little in the way of family details other than my grandmother Esther, and her father were not close or friendly; and by all accounts, he was a very strange kind of person. Grandma talked alot but not much about her parents other than she really missed her Mother. Her childhood was very hard. I think she grew up in or around McCook, Nebraska and my mother was born there in 1931. Her name is Phyllis Breitling. I'd love to hear from anyone who might know about this branch of the Baumbachs. Thanks Brenda Brittain Moses Lake, Washington

From: P. Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:24 AM
Subject: RE: History Page Comments

 Hi William,
Baumbach’s who search for ancestors that immigrated to the US should be aware of this excellent free online site:  Could it perhaps be an idea to put a link on the Baumbach history website?

 Best regards,
Per Baumbach
Cayman Islands

From: Tiffany Danielle Baumbach
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2006
Hello my name is Tiffany Baumbach from Crosby Texas and just found out some about my heritage and searched and found this website im finding out more about my family then i ever thought i could. i am the great granddaughter of John Oscar Baumbach of Crosby Texas i was told that his parents come from Germany i was just wondering if anyone has information

From: Katja Baumbach
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006
Hello, i am Katja Baumbach from berlin, germany. I have surfed into the web and found this side. That's very interesting. Cause my husband don't know much about his family name. all right best wishes from Germany Katja

From: Laura Baumbach Signor
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2006
I am granddaughter of Donald Baumbach in Middletown, PA. I attended the Baumbach reunion in September. I am very interested in learning about my heritage. I was highly interested in all the Baumbach Castle in Germany. I never knew we had a castle. I enjoyed this web site very much! Thank you!

From: Patricia A. Schultz
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I'm the great-great-granddaughter of Guido & Dorothea Katzman Baumbach, who are buried in Middletown, Pennsylvania, USA. My maternal Grandmother, Flora Sellers was the youngest child of John & Eleanore Baumbach Sellers. Elearnore was the 8th child of Guido & Dorothea. Guido was born in 1825 in Germany and immigrated to the USA in his early 20s. I'm not sure how old Dorothea was when she immigrated to the USA from Germany. She was born in 1831. My home address is 100 Sharon Rd., Enola, PA 17025-1829, USA. If you have any information on either Guido or Dorothea before they came to America, I would be interested in receiving it. Or if you know of anyone I could contact, I would also be interested in communicating. Thank you.

From: Carolyn Flory-MaGatz
Date: Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Looking for Georgia (& Bill) Kinsley. She used to have some type of affiliation with the Tanenberg trips in the past. The address we have is P. O. Box 1298, Sterling VA 23047. I had sent her an invitation to our Baumbach reunion and it was sent back. Does anyone know where she is and her current address? Please send to Or call 717-948-8426. Thank you! Carolyn

From: Allan Nel
Date: Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I am not related to any Von Baumbach, but have bought property in Munster South Africa. The history of Munster is that Walter von Baumbach was the owner of the farm where this town started. The caravan park is called the Mittenwald caravan park. Does anyone have more info on the history and the roots of Walter in South Africa?

From: Juan Agustín Laso Bambach
Date: Friday, August 11, 2006
Hello, First, congratulations for your web Site.- My name is Juan Agustín Laso Bambach, I am a chilean citizen, looking for my genealogy tree. I khow that my gr. grand faather was Mr. Samuel Bambach Hawes, who came to Concepción ( South of Chile ) as General Consul ( Diplomatic status) of Germany in the 19th Century. I really don't khow, who were his fathers ( The only that I can get is the name of his father Mr. Guillermo Bambach Von Hayde married with Ms. Elena Hirtz or Hertz).- If you can help me with this hard work, I really appreciated that.- Best regards Sorry for my english, because I can't writte as good as I want.-

From: Carolyn Flory-MaGatz
Date: Friday, July 28, 2006
2006 BAUMBACH FAMILY REUNION 9/17/06 Anyone who thinks they may be related to Baumbach's from or around Middletown, PA, please come and join our Baumbach Family Reunion: Sunday, 9/17/06 @ 11:00 to 5:00, Shelter #1, Hoffer Park, Middletown, PA 17057, CONTACT: Carolyn MaGatz - 717-938-2053, Email: OR Becky Baumbach Smith, 717-944-7598, Email: Aces20 We mailed out many invitations but over the years,lost track of address changes. Please try to join us. Thank you. Carolyn (Our Grandfather is Guy Baumbach)

From: Brian R.E.Mortimer
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2006
Excellent site. My Auntie Elizabeth Mortimer married ( second marriage ) a Fredrick Baumbach ( also second marriage) in 1949 in the uk A son from Fredricks 1st marriage moved to Astralia. If this rings any bells with any one please contact me. Kind Regards Brian Mortimer

From: David Kealii Baumbach
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Dude this frikin awsome. I thought I was the only baumbach alive till I was bored and typed in my last name in the url. bar.

From: Jacquelyn Baumbach
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2006
i think the baumbach website is a great idea i now know a lot more about my family's history and background. i found it very interesting. and i think a lot of baumbach would enjoy this site very much... love yas all jackie baumbach

From: Carolyn Jean Flory-MaGatz
Date: Friday, April 14, 2006
Very nice website. First visit. My mother is Eula Jean Baumbach, daughter of Helen (Garver) Baumbach, Middletown, PA 17057

From: Bonnie Baumbaugh MacNeel
Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I just found this Baumbach site and want to include my family information. My maiden name was Baumbaugh, but the original name from Germany was Baumbach. My gr-gr grandfather was Reinhardt Baumbach from Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany and he was a career Hessian soldier. He was born in 1828 and landed in America on May 27, 1861 having traveled from Bremen on the ship Terese landing in New York and then on to Johnstown, Pa. where he was guaranteed employment with the Emmerling Brewery. Traveling with him were his wife Anna and their children Friedrich, Heinrich, Cathrina, Elise, Anna and Philipp. He served in the Civil War having been paid by a doctor to take the doctor's place. He suffered an extensive injury and lived off a pension until his death on July 4, 1882 when he committed suicide. His name was changed from Baumbach to Baumbaugh after coming to America. I don't know anything about the family when they lived in Germany and would love to hear from anyone who could add to my family information. This a great site and I have enjoyed reading about the castle which I never knew existed and, also, everyone's comments.

From: Rachel Lynn Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Hi my name is rachel i am the daulter of Curtis Lynn Baumbach Jr. I am 9 years old.

From: William (Bill) Zeilinger
Date: Friday, March 17, 2006
Well - it's been a while, but I've had some success - I've learned that My G-grandmother Christine (Christianna?) Baumbach's (Becker) father was Valentin(e) Baumbach of Saxony mid 1800's. Anyone know about Valentin(e)? I know there are a few.

From: Kalyn Bethany Bomback
Date: Monday, March 06, 2006
Hi, My name is Kalyn Bomback...however, I know my last name used to be Baumbach. I would like to know if there are any other Baumbachs out there that I could be related to

From: Curtis Baumbach Jr.
Date: Friday, March 03, 2006
I was wonderring if anyone has a family tree going back farther than the 1770's. I have traced my family line back to Heinrich b.1768 in Olenwald (Hessen) Germany. Thank you Curt PS. My kids loved watching the movie.

From: Karen Reiswig-Sheets
Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2006
I'm looking for an Anna "Carolina" Baumbach who was born in 1833 in Russia and married Heinrich "Wilhelm" Reiswig. The information I would like is when they were married, when Heinrich Reiswig was born and died and when Anna Baumbach was born and died. Their children were George, Wilhelm, Elizabeth, Catherine, Daniel, Christian, Marie and Conrad. Thank you.

From: lauren elizabeth baumbach
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
i randomly put in my last name as a joke on the internet and came to see this. this is crazy, i didn't know there were that many baumbachs' out there.

From: Beth and Dave [ ]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:01 AM
To: ;
Cc: Kathy Baumbach;
Subject: Family Geniology
Hello Bill, thanks for the return eMail. Will contact those in charge of the castle a little later this month. Needless to say, Beth is quite inthused !! Found the notes of Calla Baumbach Spencer ,my paternal grandmother, who was quite a record keeper. Evidently a left-over from her early "School Marm" vocation. I will try to write it as she has it down on paper..

Grandpa Baumbach's History

John Sebastian Baumbach was born at Hunfeld, Kurhessen, Gremany-January 20 1837.
His father was Henry Anthony Baumbach. His mother - Ursula (Gotterdam) Baumbach.
Eldest sister,- Hildegarde, marriedin Germany to Professor Wehner. Musician.
Eldest brother,- Dominick, Married in Germany
Second brother,- Barthelmew, married Lines in Brazil, South America. Had 8 children.
Secong sister,- Carolyn - married Emil Eberhardt. (Concert
singer). Lived in Texas. Had one son (died).
Third brother-Wendel - Batchelor. Died in Germany
Third sister-Emma - Married to Mr. Whippery. Lived in St. Louis Mo. Had 2 children.
Fourth sister,- Charlotte - Married Henry Beck. Lived in New York C. Had 3 children.
1. John S. Beck - San Jaun, Porto Rica.
2. Henry Beck, New York City, N.Y.
3. Florence Beck, " " "
Grandpa B - came to U.S.A. at 18 years of age. Married June 20, 1861. died April 4, (Easter Sunday)1915.

Grandmother Spencer, Mary Eliza Thayer, was born, Aug. 25th, 1843 in Woodcock Township, Crawford County, Penna. Died Aug. 8th, 1919.
Her father was Joseph Thayer
Her mother " Clarissa (Swift) Thayer.
Her grandmother was a Baker by name.
Her sister - Clarinda (Thayer) Orr (D)
" " - Esther (Thayer) Stanford later married VonStager (D)
Her brother - Joseph Thayer - Had 3 boys
" " - Nathan Thayer - " 1 girl
" 2 sons
" " - Nelson Thayer - " 10 children

The above was written as close as I could to the spelling and format she had put down in an old spiral bound note book. The pages are all brittel and brown and are a bit hard to decipher as they were written with a real pen. They must be handled with great care as they will crumble to pieces.
There is more linage from there on down to the present available to you if you wish.
I also will send this to my cousin in Harrisburgh and Hal Baumbach who in an avid "Baumbach researcher". He may or may not be aware of the castle and this web site.
Warm family regards; David Spencer

From: Sharon Ann Rigg/Miller
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2006
My name is Sharon Miller and am the daughter of Eunice Baumbach/Rigg, daughter of Oscar Baumbach of Sparta, WI. I live in So. CA and will be going to Germany on Feb 10th with my son Brad and we are going to visit the castle. Looking for any information that might be helpful to make our trip a success. My mother is one of the "Baumbach Girls".Please send information if possible.

From: Beth and Dave [ ]
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 11:01 PM
Subject: Family history

William, I am impressed with your web site. Quite a feat to build, I'm sure....
I am David Spencer, geat grandson of Johan Sebastion Baumbach, born in Hunfeld, Hessen, Germany, circa 1850.
Hunfeld is about 15 kilimeters north east of Fulfa, just inside the border of west Germany. He came to the US in the 1860's I believe. Married Mary Eliza THAYER (see Thayer web site) They lived in Woodcock Twp, Crawford County, PA and was a cheese maker. Had a cheese factory there.
I have a picture of it and also a pic of him and his younger son, Charles Elton, working in it. His youngest daughter, Kitty Caroline (who became known as "Calla", went by that name, and is on her head-stone in Erie Cemetary), Graduated from Edinboro State Teacher's Collage, and taught school in the Union City area, Met Glenn Larue Spencer and wed on her parent's 50th aniversary, 1910.
Charles lived most of his life in UnionCity also, as he and his wife Ethel (Wellmon)are buried. Their children are all gone now, Ward (called Bud) being the last to go in Harrisburg Pa, but his youngest daughter, Kathleen Baumbach , and grand daughter, Briel, still live there.
Calla & Glenn had 2 siblings, Hugh Arlington and Norma Natola (who died in an automobile accident at age 16)
Well, there is some more history for you. Sorry I don't have my family linage book here accessibly or I could have given specific dates now. Contact me later and perhaps I can give you more. I do have info on the family Johan, his mother (Gotterdam) and his siblings.
NOTE: we, Beth and I, are going to Germany this spring, we will go to Hunfeld and nose around, and now that we have YOUR info, we will go to the castle.
Do we have any Baumbach family contacts in that area???
And whom do we contact about the castle???
Family salutations; Dave Spencer, 123 Vail St., Michigan City, IN,46360 Phone; 219-872-0142

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Smith []
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 12:12 PM
To: Jennifer Smith;
Cc: 'Larry Smith'

 Hi, William (and Jennifer), I'm Jennifer's father, Larry Smith, the son of Mary Baumbach Smith, of Charlevoix, Michigan.  Her father, Rolland Baumbach, was born in the Grand Rapids Michigan area, called Berlin at the time and later changed to Marne, to one Friedrich Baumbach, who immigrated to America with a brother some time in the 1860s. I have some information suggesting he came from  town called Westerhof, which may be  in East Germany or up near Hannover. Rolland lost touch with his father at an early age (Friedrich deserted the family) and never told any of his ten children where in Germany Fred had come from. I'd like to know if you have any information about any Baumbachs from Westerhof. Rolland's wife, Mary Waldruff, who is Jennifer's great grandmother, was born in June 1884. Rolland was born Dec. 9, 1877. Thank you. Larry Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: isp#6shari689 [ ]
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 7:54 AM
Subject: I am a Baumbach


 I am 11 1/2 years old. I will be 12 in May. My name is Victoria Mae Baumbach. Everybody just calls me Tori.

My dad's name is Jeremy D. Baumbach. Long long time ago my grandma went to Germany to see the castle and she said that the Baumbachs there are related to us by blood. So I thought it was awesome. She also has pictures.

Do you know how to tell how we are related to them? Like maybe a family tree or something?

Love, Tori

From: Pat Baumbach-Tresselle
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2005
Hello again to all my Baumbach friends and family. I have visited this site several times but haven't found a connection - but have new info to help see if any of you can respond. My Gr.Gr.Grandfather is William August Baumbach and came to America aprox 1888 with wife Anna Marie Jacobs. They came over with 4 children: William Henry (born appraox 1883), Joseph John (born 1884), Andrews (1885) and Anna (1887). Settled in Montello, WI and worked at granite factory there. Had two more children: Clara (1889) and Mary (1892). The oldest two sons (William and Joseph(my Gr.Grandfthr) moved up to Mellen, WI and both married women in 1906 there. William married Hariette and Joseph married Ruby Isadore Carter. Joseph John had several children - the oldest being John Joseph (my grandfather) who moved to Calif. If anyone is related to any of the above people I would love to hear from you to fill in gaps with each other. Thank you.

From: [ ]
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Family request
My Great-Grand Father was Otto J. Bombach, Sr; he was born in Perlebery, Germany in 183l.  A cousin tells me that his father brought him to the States to NYC,but returned to Germany.  When he (Otto) was 19 he ran away and came to the States via Galveston and settled in San Antonio for a while.  He married some lady that was about 18 hrs his senior.  Some how or for some reason he ended up in Jimenez, Mexiso where he married Hipolita Salmon (19 yrs his junior) and brought to Old Mesilla, NMex.  They had John, Charles (my grandpa), Henry, Otto, Elena, and Margaret).  They are both buried at the San Jose Cemetry in Las Cruces, NMex.

This same cousin tells me that Otto changed his name when he became an American citizen in 1852, from Baumbach to Bombach!

Nice to hear from you and Happy, Happy, Happy Holidays,


From: Amy Baumbach []
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 8:32 AM
Subject: Family request 

Below is Kori Westfall's request to find her Baumbach family.  If you all can help, please email her at This reminds me of 3 years ago when I sent out JC and Tina's request and cried when I received all of your emails.

 Thanks so much, Amy

My grandfather's name was Otto Baumbach. His father was George, George's father was Henry and then I think Henry's father was Guido Sr. I know that we did come from germany. I was wondering if any of this rings a bell to someone who can help me go further back, and fill in gaps. Kori Westfall

From: Linda Fritz Goble
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005
My great great grandmother was Elisabetha Johannetta Baumbach, daughter of Count Friedrich Wilhelm Baumbach (1763-1818) and Christiane Momberger (1762-1836.) Elisabetha Johannetta's siblings were Henrich Wilhelm Baumbach (1787-1858), Friedrich Ludwig (1789-1797), Elisabetha Catharina (1794-1821), Friedrich Ludwig (1797-?), and Johann Christian Carl (1802-1863.) Her grandfather was Count Johann Bathasar Baumbach. Her father Count Friedrich Wilhelm Baumbach founded the saltworks at Beustischer. Elisabetha Johannetta Baumbach married Johann Jost Fritz in Trais-Horloff, Hesse Darmstadt on 20 Apr 1829. She died 20 Mar 1846. Shortly after, her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Johnstown, PA. There were 4 children: Henry, John, Elisabeth and Adolph. John and Adolph were survivors of the Johnstown Flood of 1889, but John lost 3 daughters, a daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren. John also lost his business to the flood.

From: Jeffrey Edward Baumbach
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005

From: Jamie Lynne Baumbach
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2005
I think this is a fabulous website. I am a Baumbach from Crosby, Texas (currently living in Lubbock, Tx for school). My family has resided in Crosby for a very long time (at least a century) & all of my father's brothers still live there. I came across this webpage because I have a family history paper due before Christmas & I'm sure it will be helpful. Daughter of Clarence Baumbach of Baumbach Automotive. Jamie L. Baumbach 2102 W. Loop 289 #204 Lubbock, Texas 79407 Add me!! I'm proud of my name

-----Original Message-----
From:  []
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 6:55 AM

Hi William,

I (38) am one of 3 Baumbachs living in Helbra near Eisleben(where martin Luther was born and died)  in former East Germany. There are other Baumbachs in our Village. My uncle lives in Rotock and his Children in Berlin and Mannheim. i would be very pleased, if You could contact me  and I could get an E-mail Address with our famous name.

 Yours, Andre´ Baumbach

From: Kevin Baumbach
Date: Sunday, October 02, 2005
Hallo finde diese Seite voll interesant da ich auch Baumbach heiße :-) schöne Grüße aus Deutschland .

From: kelly baumbach hess
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2005

From: Derek James Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2005
son of arthur james, born on 2-26-80

From: Wendy Baumbach
Date: Monday, July 04, 2005
Hi! My name is Wendy Baumbach (granddaughter of David Baumbach, daughter of Michael Paul Baumbach). I think the site looks great, and I am always looking for more information on the family. Interestingly enough, I will be working in Austria for the next year and I look forward to venturing into Germany to find the castle Tanneberg. If you have questions, please e-mail me at

From: Bill Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
My grt. grandfater Johann Georg Baumbach was born July 04, 1803 in Weberstedt, Thuringen ,Germany and his father George Christoph Baumbach was born October 26, 1772 in Saugeaspaltza, Prussia. I would like to hear from someone who could tell about these places and if they are still there. Thanks, Bill

Name: Kim Newberg
Street: 1716 New York Ave.
City: Manitowoc
State: WI
Zip: 54220
Phone: 920-684-0397
URL: http://www.
Date: May 14, 2005
Time: 01:28:06 PM


I have acquired many Baumbach Foods recipe cards at a yard sale. They look very old and therefore I wanted to search to find out who or where their origin is/was. Are you familiar with these? It says they are June Dairy Recipes from a Brown County Fair. Any thoughts? Thanks for getting back to me. Kim

From: Chris MacDonald
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2005
Very nice website. I stumbled upon it while trying to find information about a particular Baumbach. You may find it interesting that a man named Friedrich von Baumbach-Nentershausen of Kassel was implicated as a member of the notorious Illuminati conspiracy in the 1780's in Germany. His code-name in the secret order was "Zamolxis."

From: George Conrad BAUMBACH
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2005

From: Charles Eugene Baumbach Jr.
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Hi I am Charles Eugene Baumbach jr. I think Your website is great . I enjoy learning about my family history and castles and stuff likte that.I am the Son of Charles Eugene Baumbach Who also has a comment on this page.

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2005
I am TIMOTHY RANDELL ELUMBAUGH 7 genarations removed from it is beleived to be.PETER ALLUMBAUGH he arived in Virgina in the 1740's and was the only surviver of 14 family members aboard ship.We beleive from germany but who knows for sure with the way our name has been misspelled threw the years.I've heard that its been spelled very simular to your name.I've heard different story's as to why.But my great grandfather changed it from ALLUMBAUGH to ELUMBAUGH.I would very much like to try to find out what ship he was on.I do know he was what was known as a cooperer(made wooden barrels and buckets.I would be forever in your service thank you very much.

From: aurora baumbach []
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 1:21 AM



From: []
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: FW: History Page Comments

Hi William:
My Baumbach Heritage came from Statt Weimar Saxony, Germany. Two twin brothers named Guido & Henry came from Bremen, Germany to New York on the ship John Holland on August 8, 1845. The Captain of this ship was William Henderson. He was a shoemaker and started a band called the Baumbach Band.
Baumbach means Tree Brook in German. The name Christian Baumbach is not in my Family Tree. I can give you more info on my Baumbach Family Tree if you want. Nice hereing from you. E-mail me any time.

Doris King


Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005
my name is rudolf von baumbach, my father wolfgang is from innsbruck, austria, my mum is from england and they moved to the states in the late 70's. my sister lauren and i were both born in washington d.c. and moved to texas when i was around 7 and she was 5. my father had told us about the baumbach castle and how we obtained the von to our title, but i had no idea how many baumbach's live in the states. the only family i have here in america is my mum,dad, and my sister. all of my imediate family is in austria and germany as well as on my mum's side in england. my father's parents are ernest and theresa baumbach, i had a great uncle named werner baumbach. i am just curious if any one here in the states is imediate family to me?

Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005
My great-grandfather [Christian Baumbach] came to Oil City, PA with a couple of brothers in the late 1870's or early 1880's. I have no idea as so his hometown in Germany other than--as with many Baumbach's--he was from the Schleswig-Holstein region. Can you help?

From: Marthinus Erdmann Baumbach
Date: Friday, December 24, 2004
Hi there everybody, My name is Marthinus Erdmann Baumbach and I'm living in South Africa. My father is Erdmann Johannes Martin Baumbach. I'm not 100% sure about my grandfather's full names but I will find that out. He was however commenly known as Tino. I know very little about the Baumbach's but will get the help of my father on this. I know he is busy with a family tree. Great site! Very informative! Regards, Marthinus Baumbach

From: Marie-Luise Sophie Caroline von Baumbach
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2004
Just found your site! Very's actually the first time I really spent time on looking our family up online... Best regards from Marie-Luise v. Baumbach, German line, but currently at Georgetown University in DC.. Have to study, best, Marie

Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 10:24 PM
Subject: Baumbach ancestors

 Drear William:

 By chance I learned that there is a castle formerly owned by the early Baumbach family in Nentershausen.

 I have been gathering data about my ancestors and would like to learn if you might have information to add to mine.

 My great grandmother was Anna Martha Baumbach. She was born in 1841 in Farnroda, Thuringen. She lived and died in Germany but her sons and daughter came to the US in the late 1800's.

 Any information you might have about her ancestors and how they fit into the Baumbach family would be appreciated. 


 Stan Flory
11555 Southfork Drive, Apt 2068
Baton Rouge, LA 70816  

From: Jan Baumbach
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Hello from Canada.. My name is Jan Baumbach.My father Axel came to Victoria B.C when he was 25 years old.I had no idea there were so many Baumbachs. Great site... Jan

-----Original Message-----
From: Hans-Dieter Baumbach []
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 8:40 AM
Subject: Ancestors

Hello Mr. Baumbach,

many greetings from good old Germany. I am Hans-Dieter Baumbach from the city Erfurt (capital of the landscape and the german federate-state Thueringen - and also the homeland of your ancestors).

My gr-grandfather was the shoemaker Valentin Albert Baumbach, born 1857 in Ebertshausen (nearly 10 km northeast of Meiningen and 25 km southeast of Bad Liebenstein & Schweina). You have a very very interesting web-site. I found in your guest-book my nephew Matthias (our contact was interrupted before many years) and two Baumbach's (father & son) from Nuernberg also with ancestors in Ebertshausen - now we search the relation. As I saw your tree, I have wondered, why the wife of Friedrid Baumbach (I believe Friedrich) is written always only Catharine. You have on your web-site the birthrecord of her son Bernhard August and here can I read her complete name: Catharine Margarethe nee Aschenbach. From another web-source I know a horseshoesmith Friedrich Baumbach and a Catharine Margarethe Aschenbach with a son Bernhard August (b. 1855 in Meiningen and also a horseshoesmith). Friedrich have a sister Margarethe (b. 26.1.1837 in Meiningen). Their parents are Alfred Thomas Baumbach (b. 1800) and Catharina Hart (b. 1805 in Meiningen). All died in the USA.

 Many greetings

From: Joshua D Baumbach
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004
Hey this is so cool im Joshua David Baumbach from eaton ohio. if you want to talk E-mail me

From: Jason Bomback
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I'm a Bomback living in Rhode Island and always wondered if my family tree began as a Baumbach. As I read, it appears I am a German decendent.

From: rodolfo oskar baumbach
Date: Sunday, October 03, 2004
me gustaria conocer, el castillo y los pueblos que llevan el nombre baumbach, podrias darnos la guia para poder llegar a ellos,un mapa si fuera posible, muchas gracias.

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2004

From: Robert Louis Baumbach
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004
Well, to think I grew up in Des Peres, Missouri, thinking my immediate family were the only Baumbachs in the world.Nobody at our school shared our family name except for my own sisters and cousins. I unconsiously tuned in to that name and looked for it in my travels in the military and in the newspapers and books I read in great numbers. When I was tipped off to this site by one of my five sisters, I thought after reading through the guest book, that no one had made mention of a couple of Baumbachs that made the history books. One was Werner Baumbach, who was a major strategist and commanding officer in the the air war for Germany in World War 2. Another Baumbach who distinguished himself was Harland L. Baumbach, who was among those reieving a scientific and technical award in the 1957 Academy Awards for his contribution in developing an automatic printer light selector. I'm sure there must be more Baumbachs out there that have made their mark in the archives of various histories. So it might be interesting if some of the Baumbachs, could share their knowledge on this site of other Baumbachs that have distinguished themselves in some way.I read in an advertisement for the rodeo held on on the fourth of July week-end, 2004, at Mark Twain Lake in Missouri, the results from the 2003 rodeo, and it turned out a guy named Dustin Baumbach and his partner had won the team roping event. So we know at least one of the Baumbach clan turned out to be a cowboy. That was my dream growing up, but it ended when they took Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and Wild Bill Hickock off of Saturday morning TV. This site has made my day , it is too much to absorb in one visit so I will be coming back alot. Thanks

From: George Robert Baumbach
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2004

From: Wayne Charles Davis
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
The website is great lots of information on family history. My grandmother was Cathren Baumbach. There are more Baumbach's in Middletown Pa. Some had the invite to the 2000 reunion. My grand mothers parents were here before the civil war and she married a Spangler.Would be interested on how to obtain the family crest if obtainable.

From: Christopher Baumbach
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Hello! I'm a "Baumbach" too - i think i would like an :-) Greetings to all "baumbach"'s in the world... C.

From: Jennifer Schultz
Date: Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Hello, just wanted to update some information, in case anyone was trying to get a hold of me. Jennifer Baumbach - Calgary Alberta Now Jennifer Schultz Old email address

From: Ardell Scott Bomback
Date: Friday, June 25, 2004
I'm just beginning to look into my late father's side of my family, and have hit nothing but dead ends. I don't know much about him, or relatives on his side, but do remember stories about our german descent, and how the spelling of our last name was changed by the immigration officials. My wish is to find my families lost (at least to me) history. His name was Rodger Rudy Bomback. Any information would be extremely helpful, and if the name doesn't "ring a bell", I thank you for your time.

Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 10:30 AM
Dear William, i was very much surprised to find your URL when i was looking in the Internet. My name is Gerhard Ludwig Baumbach and I am the oldest of 3 brothers here in  Germany (56 years of age ). 

Gerhard Ludwig Baumbach
Dr. Herbert Baumbach
Werner Baumbach

My father came from Ebertshausen in Thueringen which is not very far (approx. 150 km) from the castle in Nentershausen. My Grandfather had a small factory for guns and he was producing pistols for the police in London. Yes, i am very much interested in a Mail address like

I am running a company for Telecommunications  here in Germany and we do mostly jobs for the  government.  with best regards from Germany Gerhard Baumbach Sales Department B&E Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
D-90478 Nurenberg
Phone:   +49 (0) 911 46269-0
Fax:   +49 (0) 911 46269-42
Mobile:   +49 (0) 172 8130575

From: kori westfall
Date: Monday, June 07, 2004
My grandfather's name was Otto Baumbach. His father was George, George's father was Henry and then I think Henry's father was Guido Sr. I know that we did come from germany. I was wondering if any of this rings a bell to someone who can help me go further back, and fill in gaps.

From: Michael Werner Baumbach
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Hi, very very interesting place to search about the history of Baumbach´s all over the world. I am Michael Baumbach, living in Nuremberg / Germany. My Grandfather was living in Ebertshausen near Suhl before the war. He was wounded and so he stayed in Nuremberg when the us army came there at the 20 April 1945.

From: Dustin Baumbach
Date: Thursday, May 06, 2004
I will be back later to visit the site with more depth. So far....very interesting.

From: Sarah Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
My name is Sarah Baumbach. My great grandfather, Emil August Baumbach and his family immigrated here from Germany in the early 1900s. My grandfather Emil Baumbach Jr. continued to live in Chicago. We have a video about the Baumbach castle and I thought the website was very interesting.

From: Larry G. Baumbach
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Need to update our address and email Larry and Deb Baumbach 56 Garden Court, Appleton WI 54915 Ph# 920-832-9979 Children are Jacob (22 yrs old) and daughter Jordan 19 yrs old) formerly at 2 Hillock Ct in Appleton

From: Charles J. Terry
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004
First class website. My mother-in-law's maiden name is June Baumbach. She lives in Milwaukee, WI and her parents are Alfred H. Baumbach, born 3/15/1893 and Clara B. Fredrich, born 7/8/1893. Alfred's parents are Charles Baumbach, born in Germany and died in Milwaukee, and Margaret.

From: George Baumbach []
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 11:42 AM

I'm George C Baumbach. I live in Iowa City Iowa. I was checking the inter net to see who was out there. I came a crossed your web sight. So I thought  I would find out if we might come from the same family. I was born in a small town in Norwalk Wis. So would like to hear from you. My E mail address is

From: []
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 5:37 PM
Thanks for keeping us up to date. We are the Baumbach's in Colorado There are about 3 Main Families with descendants. I am the descendant of George and Hulda(Eikenhorst) Baumbach.  George's parents were John and Mary Baumbach of North Platte, Nebraska.   All are deceased - Hulda most recently in 1990. George/Hulda had 7 children, 6 lived to Adulthood. 1 Died in WWII in Car Accident. 5 Lived here in Colorado for the past 50 years, or so. Alvin, Evelyn, Helene, George,Jr, Charles(Chuck).  Evelyn and Chuck died in 2003. Al is my father, and remains with his brother George and sister Helene. We all generally live along the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, generally in the greater metro Denver area. Our German ancestor came to USA around 1840 on board a ship, to escape rather mean spirited  "foster" parents he left behind in Germany. Bruce Baumbach in Sandy, Utah knows a lot more if you want to contact him.

Jerry Baumbach
Englewood, CO
(Son of Al Baumbach, Grandson of George, Great Grandson of John)

From: Mary Louise Kline Reiter
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
I really enjoy your website. My mother was a Baumbach, Gertrude Elizabeth Baumbach Kline, born May 23, 1913 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Andrew Baumbach and Louisa Shuman Baumbach. Andrew was one of twin sons of Amandus Baumbach and Margaret Adams (Andrew and Charles), born in Washington DC in the 1860's I believe. I have seen them listed in the family email. My mother really enjoyed all the family information as she had been told of Amandus coming to America from a German town with a castle. He may have been a tailor or an apprentice there. I know nothing more of his life.

From: Umar Mugu
Date: Sunday, February 08, 2004

From: Dennis John Baumbach
Date: Sunday, February 08, 2004
Hi, My name is Dennis John Baumbach form Middletown, PA, but have lived in Mountaintop, PA for 34 years. I heard we all started from Saxton, Germany and most of the Baumbachs use our hands to make a living... A Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Art Director, Adjunt Professor, and worked for the largest printing company in the world printing 42,000,000 phone books a year at the Quebecor plant in Hazleton, PA. Hope to hear from you soon, Dennis J. Baumbach

From: []
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 4:49 PM
Hi to all the Baumbach's! i was just wondering how i could be put on the address list??well anyways im Tonya Baumbach, Ernest A. Baumbach's granddaughter. here's my address 25160 Valley Dr. Bettendorf Iowa 52722 . Thanks! Tonya Marie Baumbach

From: Pat Baumbach-Tresselle
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2004
Trying to locate info on William (Wilhelm) August Baumbach married to Anna Marie Jacobs. Wm born approx 1860 in Germany, married Anna there, came to US approx 1885, settled in Mellen, WI. Had two children born in Germany - William Henri and Joseph John brought from Germany and had 4 others in US - Margaret, Clara, James, and George. Now in California.

From: Carolyn Baumbach Radley
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2004
I am the daughter of George John Baumbach, son of Louis August Baumbach and Mary Elizabeth Kline of Kirkwood, Missouri. I really like this site. I would love to hear from anyone who might know of my father's family. I would love to go to Germany and see Tannenburg. I wish my father was alive so I could show him this site.

From: Johann Reinhard Martin Baumbach
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2004
Hello! Nice to see some Baumbachs from all over the world! The Baumbach Castle is very beautiful! Much greetings from the Baumbach´s from Schöningen/Germany

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004

From: Kimberly Ann Bambach
Date: Sunday, December 28, 2003
hello iwas starting to do my family tree and found this site. My last name is Bambach, but I heard that when my family came from Germany the had dropped the U to make it more "Americanized". If you happen to know of such a name change it would be really helpful. Thanks!!!

From: Charles Thurber Bombaugh
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2003
The name in this country is also Bombaugh from Gorg Bombach who came over on the ship Samual in 1740 (Baumbaugh also) Sincerely Charles Bombaugh

From: Roxanne Marie Baumbach
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2003
I found your site very interesting!! I wonder if we are related. You have my Grandfather's name, my Uncle's and my Father's names listed. My Aunt is doing a family tree, maybe you could get together and share information.

From: Bob Olson
Date: Monday, October 20, 2003
Hello one and all, Greetings form Wisconsin! I am Robert Carl Olson, grandson of Carl Paul Lincoln Baumbach. My aunt Jeannie (Baumbach) Jahnke, gave me this web address, and ever since I have been obsessed with my Baumbach heritage. First, I would like to thank William James Baumbach II for this website. I never knew that there were so many Baumbachs around the world. The information presented here is just great! The information on Tannenberg castle, and the possibility of having family there is absolutely extraordinary! I am excited beyond words! I have a very deep passion for Germany; I was stationed there for 2 ½ years while I was in the U.S. Army in the early 80’s. I became very active in the community where I was stationed…Babenhausen. I played in the city orchestra, and spent all of my free time in the company of my German friends. Now, twenty years later I find that my attempt to trace our family history dead ends in Darmstadt Germany. I was very well acquainted with Darmstadt while I was stationed nearby…and I was not aware that my great, great grandfather Carl Baumbach came from there. At any rate, we are looking to trace things as far back as possible, and hopefully within the walls of Tannenberg. The fartherst we can find is Carl Baumbach, born 04 FEB 1850 in ,,,, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, and died 14 DEC 1931 in ,, Fall Creek, Eau Claire Co, WI, USA. He was buried 17 DEC 1931 in St. James Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Fall Creek, Eau Claire Co, WI, USA. He married Fredricke WOLTER 1872. She was born 23 JAN 1850 in ,,,, Holstein, Germany, and died 09 NOV 1939 in ,, Fall Creek, Eau Claire Co, WI, USA. She was buried 12 NOV 1939 in St. James Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Fall Creek, Eau Claire Co, WI, USA. A couple of further facts: Carl Baumbach was a Lutheran Pastor at St. James Trinity Lutheran Church, Fall Creek, WI. Carl Baumbach immigrated to the U. S. in 1867. I would appreciate any and all help in tracing this back further. I also have one more question. Does anyone have a description of the symbolism of our family crest? I am curious to learn what is behind the symbols that make up the crest. I have searched high and low, but I came up empty handed. Well, thank you all, and I look forward to meeting some of you in the future. Bob Olson

From: James Edward Baumbach
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2003
James Baumbach Son of Dale G. Baumbach Originaly from Middletown, PA the Baumbach family settled roughly 1812. Current Address: Mr. James Baumbach Steelton, PA 17113

From: Natasha Tamara Baumbach
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2003
I am half indonesian and I was wondering if there is any knowledge of any roots linked with indonesia. My father came over to holland in 1959 from Indonesia His mother is Frieda Baumbach (her maidenname) and his name is Arnold. Probably there are more children, cause she give some of her kids up for adoption. My father was one of them. This is all I know about the family history. Maybe someone can give me some more information about my grandmother Frieda? Would love to hear from anybody. With kind regards. Natasha T. Baumbach

-----Original Message-----
From: Zeta Peterson [mailto: ]
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 12:31 AM
To: William J. Baumbach II
Subject: am I related to the Baumbach Castle ??

Hi Bill. I don't actually know for certain that we are related. But the name Baumbach is not very common and there aren't that many of us. When I saw the picture of the "famous Baumbach" my first immediate reaction was that he reminded me of my Uncles (my mother's brothers). The attached picture (which I just sent earlier) may not be a true representation because often the pictures don't show the true profiles and such. But I was amazed at the resemblance. My cousin Monica from Southern California had the very same reaction I did when she first saw the famous Baumbach portrait. The other gentleman in the white clock with the Baumbach clock didn't seem similar in looks.

I feel that you resemble some of the photographs or people I have seen on the video tape.

I remember my mother telling me when I was a small child that a distant cousin or a distant Aunt of our Baumbach family who lived in Canada had been doing some family research and she had mentioned to my mother or other family members "that some important person...a king or someone had given land to our ancestors". Now that is just word of mouth and my mother passed away when I was only age 17, that is all I remember or know.

These Baumbach relatives lived in and around a village called "Rostock" up near Stratford, Ontario, Canada. My sister and I visited Rostock and found a cemetery there with many, many Baumbach's buried in it and we know that they are our family. In fact,
my father was along with us during this visit. We asked some local people to guide us to the Baumbach's so we knocked on an older Baumbach's door. My dad nearly fainted because he said he could have been a twin to my mother's Uncle Billy. There personalities were similar as well. It almost seems like he was also named William or Bill Baumbach, too.

I wrote down two names of cousins we met back then. I don't even know if they are still around in the area or not, but they were
Harold Baumbach, RR#2, Gads HIll, Rostock, Ontario; and I had an address for Albert Baumbach, RR#5, Stratford, Ontario.

They left Germany apparently around 1851.

I'll forward you two separate family histories. One I got from elderly great aunts and cousins. The other I just recently got from my cousin Bill Baumbach in Nebraska.


email: GetConnectedTele.Com
From: Gregory.James Baumbach
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2003

From: Bethany Ann Russell (formerly Bethany Ann Baumbach)
Date: Thursday, October 09, 2003
To Andy Baumbach, re: his post, My uncle has done a lot of research into the Baumbach family. Go to I copied and pasted the following information from that site. I read your post on the site and thought it rang a bell. There is a photo with this. George J. (Joseph) Baumbach, Sr. was my great-grandfather. --Bethany A. Russell, Leonard, TX (age 30) George Frederick Baumbach born February 10, 1862 date of death not known Photo taken at W. Wilson, Paddington Photo Co., Margaret Terrace, Paddington Green, London George J. Baumbach, Sr wrote on the back: "George Frederick Baumbach. My father's oldest brother. This picture was taken in London, England 3 days before he died. Buffalo Bill sent it to my father also [to] advise [him of] his death". George Frederick Baumbach was employed on one of the European Tours of W. F. Cody's Wild West Show. Buffalo Bill toured Europe in 1887, 1889, and in 1903, a joint tour with Barnum & Bailey's Circus. George's brother, Charles Baumbach supposedly worked for the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

From: Bethany Ann Russell (formerly Bethany Ann Baumbach)
Date: Thursday, October 09, 2003
I am the daughter of a Baumbach, now living in Texas. While I knew my family was from Germany and that others in my immediate family had done genealogy into the Baumbach family, I learned an incredible amount of information from this site, and especially the castle video. I never knew I descended from nobles ... pretty neat! Only recently have I become interested in genealogy. I will be doing more research (on both sides of my family tree) and will share it with all of the Baumbachs in our little clan. Best to all.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: looking for R. Baumbach

My husband is Russell Alan Baumbach. His father was from LaGrange, Texas and was Leon James Baumbach. I'm sure we are related but have not ever researched the Baumbach name. My husband's grandfather came straight from Germany. Let me know if you need further info.

From: Amanda Jean Call
Date: Saturday, October 04, 2003
I think the castle and it's history is very interesting! I love family history and antiques! I was excited when my Grandmother (Luicille Merideth of Cheyenne, WY) told me I was a descendent of the Baumbachs and that we have a castle! My great-grandmother was Martha Schwarz of Sparta, Wisconsin. She was a daughter of a Baumbach, but I'm not sure of his first name--my grandmother knows. I would love to visit the castle!

From: Raymond clarence Baumbach
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2003
nice site, I also have a My name is Raymond clarence Baumbach. I live in Enderby B>C> Its always nice to know other parts of the tree. Hope to hear from you.

From: heather nicole baumbach
Date: Thursday, September 04, 2003
Time: 09:50:13 AM


From: Rolando Marcelo Ernst Thiers
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2003
Hola, les escribo desde Chile, mi nombre es Rolando M. Ernst Thiers. Soy descendiente de colonos alemanes llegados a este país alrededor de 1850. estoy muy interesado en mi genealogía y hace ya unos tres meses atrás les mandé un e-mail en donde les contaba antecedentes familiares y les enviaba unas fotografías, pues creo tener un antepasado con el apellido Von Baumbach y que se relaciona directamente con mis antepasados directos. Nuevamente les envío estos antecedentes. Ojalá me puedan ayudar. Les pido que me confirmen si les ha llegado esta nota y si no a que e-mail se las puedo hacer llegar. Gracias

-----Original Message-----
From: Denya [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003 11:28 AM
Subject: family

I am a granddaughter of Agnes Elizabeth von Baumbach, who married Gottfried Reinholdt Treviranus in the mid-1910's; he died in 1971, she died in the early '90's I believe. I grew up in Virginia, living now in  Canada. 

Do you know how I might find a family tree of the von Baumbach's? I have several antique silver spoons with the Baumbach crest on it, and my grandmother's pearls. That's about it. 

Thanks - Denya M. Treviranus

From: George Robert Baumbach
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2003

From: Louise Spalding
Date: Friday, August 15, 2003
Hi I am Louise Spalding. About 1 year and 7months ago I entered a message regarding Wilhelm August Theodor Baumbach, who was born in Gotha Saksen and if anyone knew anything about him. Through the Evang.Luth Church in Augustin germany I found out that he was born February 2 1811 in Gotha, Baptised Feb 7, 1811 in Gotha. His father was Johann Georg Philipp Baumbach and his mothers maiden name was Susanne Magdalene Dietsch. His father was a host at the woodmarket in Gotha. Is there anyone who can tell me anything more about this man who grew up in Gotha then immigrated to Batavia(Djakarta, today) Indonesia and raised a family there. Please e-mail me Thank you

From: Sarah Ann Joyce Baumbach
Date: Sunday, June 01, 2003
Hi, I'm back. It's me Sarah Baumbach. I would like to know if we have a family tree? I mean then I know if we are actually related, I'm pretty sure we are but you can never be to sure. It's just I only know the Baumbach's in Canada, I'm not sure if I have any relatives in Germany, I think I do but I'm not sure. Do you know Brian William Baumbach, Kevin Baumbach and Bruce Baumbach in Canada? Well Grandpa Bruce died when I was 5 years old, he was my hero, but he's gone now. There's only 3 of us in Canada now. Like with the last name Baumbach that is. Please if you could answer my questions, I would be so happy. I'm 14 years old now and I'm taking German lessons on how to speak your language so that if you are my family I can come see you sometime. I am very proud to be a Baumbach, if you translated our name to "Tree Brook or Stream" would you just cut it down to "brooks?" or something like that?! Please and thank you answer my questions......hopefully you are my relatives because I live with my step dad, brother who isnt really blood related, and my mom and they are all LESLIE'S and I am the only Baumbach in my family house. So like I said I hope we are related. Thanks again.----Sarah

From: Vickey Lynn Rose nee:Baumbach
Date: Monday, May 26, 2003
i come from a family of Baumbach's living in the state of Missouri - we have just recently been trying to trace our family tree - we know that our family has lived in missouri since 1910 (or there abouts) mom has that info. i know that my great great grandfather was born in saxton and my great great grandmother was born in prussia.

From: Andrew Paul Baumbach
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2003
I think you have done a nice job on the site. keep it up. I am 26 and think it is good for people to find out about their ancestors. I live in Wisconsin, and my great great grandfather Eduard moved to the states with his twin brother around WWI, They were musicians and played with a circus and traveled around the country, they eventually split up with one going to Wisconsin (of course) to become a farmer.That is pretty much the jist of the info my Grandpa told me. I live in Milwaukee and run a bar/restaurant.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wade Baumback [mailto: ]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 5:29 PM
Subject: more Baumbach info

 Hello William: The work you have done on the Baumbach website is terrific. My name is Wade M. Baumbach (47) and I live in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. My Father Edward (76) his father Isaac Baumbach (1890 - 1975) also lived here. My Great Grandfather was Johann Baumbach (1851-1911) He had 12 children from his first wife (Margaret Reimche) and 9 children from his second wife (Margaret Dell). He and his second wife had left Alberta to purchase property in Lodie CA in 1911. They were riding in a car with the land agent when they were hit by a street car and all were killed. They are buried in Lodie. The first family for the most part stayed in Alberta while the second family moved to California. 

I have a copy of our family history compiled by Voilet F. Nance dating back to 1792 with my GGG Grandfather Heinrich Baumbach in the Rhineland area of Germany.

Please send me further information on how we may contribute the Castle restoration project.

Thank You


From: William George Baumbach III
Date: Monday, April 28, 2003
Hello my name is also William but my full name is William George Baumbach III. My father is William George Baumbach II and his father is the first. I live in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA. And i would love to know if i'm related to your family.

From: Bmb
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Hallo an alle Baumbach-Familien international! Ich helfe einem Freund bei der Suche nach seinem Vater. Vielleicht gibt es jemanden der uns dabei helfen kann. Gesucht wird Heinrich Wilhelm Baumbach, geboren am 05.03.1933 im Unterharz Has-selfelde od. Blankenburg.?)Er Heiratete das erste mal mit 20 Jahren´. Zu der Zeit lebte er in Wernigerrode/Elbiger- rode. Wer weis,wo er heute lebt. Sein Sohn würde ihn noch gerne zu lebzeiten kennenlernen. Ich bitte um jeden noch so kleinen Hinweis und Mithilfe. Gruß BmB.

From: Sean Eric Baumbach
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Hello all Baumbachs. I wanted to pass on to all of you that my mother, Roxanne Alice (Riedel) Baumbach passed away suddenly March 9, 2003. My dad is Richard Adolph Baumbach. His father was Adolph Baumbach who was married to Meta Friede. My great grandfather would have been William Baumbach, who was married to Bertha Schamens. William is a son of Henry who came to the United States around 1844 with his twin brother Guido. Guido apparently settled in the Pennsylvania area and Henry came to Wisconsin, where I live. I do not know much else as to who Henry's and Guido's parents were in Stadt Weimer, Saxony Germany. I would be very interested to hear from anyone who can help. The Baumbach Family tree was a passion of mom's and I want to pick-up where she left off. If anyone can help, I would love to hear from any Baumbach's. Thanks Sean Baumbach Madison, WI

From: Mrs Lynn Thpmas
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
I am trying to trace my mother's side of the family. She was Frances Daphne Baumbach. Her family came to Britain from Denmark in the late 1800's and I've traced them back to 1750 in Denmark but now a dead end. I can't get back any further. Help please anyone? Thanks for a great site, William.

From: Patricia Ann Baumbach-Tresselle
Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2003
My name is Patricia Baumbach, daughter of John Joseph Baumbach, born in Melon, Wisc. Jul 7, 1909. He was the oldest of many children but some died at birth. Living siblings were James, George, and sisters Margaret and Clara. The whole family moved to Riverside, CA., approx 1915. My father's father was Joseph John Baumbach who came to America from Germany when he was six yrs old (approx,. 1883), with his father whom I believed to be William Baumbach but not sure because I cannot find any records of them entering the US. All I know is they settled in and around Melon, WI. From reviewing all the e-mail messages in your system, about half the people came from a man called William who came here from Germany so there must have been a lot of Williams. Joseph married a Ruby Isadore Carter in Wisconsin but she was from Kimball, Wisc. If anyone reads this and has some family history in or around Melon or recognize any of the names - please contact me.

From: Monica Phillips
Date: Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Great site that I just discovered. I am related to same part of the Baumbach clan as history book visitor Zeta Peterson. Her Grandfather Lorenz was a brother of my Grandmother, Margaretha Caroline (in later years she used Margaret). My Grandmother passed away in July of 2000. There is another sibling of her Grandfather and my Grandmother that was not mentioned in her posts. Our Grandparents' father William immigrated to the US from Canada after getting a woman pregnant and then failing to marry her. His parents in Canada, William and Carloine, soon after reported that he had died while away. That is why he has a grave in Canada with a very early date and one in Nebraska. The name of the child from that union escapes me right now, but she subsequently married and had a son, Jay Quartz. Jay spent years doing genealogy research in his homeland in Canada. He always wondered why there was so little information on his grandfather. Quite by accident, he discovered that there had been a decades-long deception. He has very extensive genealogical data on the Canadian side of the Baumbach's. I have lost contact with him but will see if I can locate him and provide a copy to anyone interested. Monica Phillips

From: Mrs Lynn Thomas
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003
Great site, only found it today. Am looking for Baumbach's originating in 1750's Denmark. My mother's maiden name was Baumbach and her grandfather George Frederick Julius Baumbach came to the U. K. from Denmark in the late 1800's. Thanks if you can help. I can share a GEDcom file with what I know. Lynn

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003

From: Sarah Ann Joyce Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Time: 06:52:28 PM


hi my name is Sarah Baumbach and my great grandfather's name was William Baumbach. My grandpa's is Bruce Baumbach and my father's Brian William Baumbach. I am very interested in learning my family history and meeting people in my family that i did not know. I read almost the whole website and the thing that amazed me was that i didn't know we had a castle! not necessarily "we" but i hope you understand what I'm saying. the history i have read is amazing...i was quite happy with the information put on here, at my house here in Ontario Canada I have a plaque that has generations of BAUMBACH pictures on it. I was wondering if you could send me a copy of our whole family history if you have one. I have a history project due for Monday 17th and my rough copy this Friday so i need the information asap. please and thank you! i have some information but not a lot it would be greatly appreciated thank you the BAUMBACH family rocks!---:D----sarah

From: Pauline H. Baumbach/Delp/Resseguie
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Looking for info on father Friedrich Baumbach, born Germany 10/28/1894. Has twin brother Willhelm. Willhelm and wife owned shoe store in Hamburg perhaps. Any information to help my search continue, will be greatly appreciated.

From: Dolores C. Huenneke-Stamps ("Dee")
Date: Friday, January 10, 2003
I have pictures of my Great Grandmother Carolina Baumbach and my Great Grand Father, Wilhelm Reiswig. When I find them, I will send them as an attachment, if you would like to post them on your web-site.

From: Jodi Baerthel
Date: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Greeting to all the Baumbach's I was born a Baumbach. Joanne (Jodi)Marie Baumbach. My dad was Jack (John) Henry Baumbach who was born on Jan 23 1931 in Detroit Michigan. His parents were Edward and Pearl Baumbach. They emigrated to Stratford Ontario Canada soon after. He married Helen Marie Landreth and they had three children. John Michael Baumbach now married and living in Southampton Ontario and has four children. Ashley, Tyler, Lila and Madison Baumbach. Suzanne Janet Baumbach Fraser now married and living in Guelph Ontario and has two children. John and Julia. I am Joanne (Jodi) Marie Baumbach Baerthel and I am married with one child Andrew. My father was very interested in his family history and has it all documented down on paper. He would have been extremely excited about this web site. Sadly he passed away from ALS three years ago. I am glad I found this for him. Best Regards, Jodi

From: William C Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Very interesting website. My name is William C. Baumbach,My father, Fred Baumbach was born in 1994 in or near Hanover Germany. He came to the usa. in 1921. He settled in Garfield IL. or chicago IL.I believe he was married in Germany and came with his wife Anna to the usa. some where along the line he married Gertrude Gunther. Gertrude is my mother and the mother of my brother and two sisters.Fred Baumbach died in Michigan in 1968. If any one can help me locate any information on my Baumbach history I will be so very grateful. Thanks so much. Wm. c. Baumbach in missoula Mt.

From: Bertram Bolden Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Looking for Margaret Tara Baumbach, lived in Australia until recently moved to Canada

From: rodolfo oscar baumbach
Date: Saturday, November 09, 2002

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthias Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 11:37 AM
Dear William,

I hope, you don't mind of writing like this because my name is also Baumbach and I'm really surprised about our history. My name is Matthias Kay, I am born in East-Germany in Arnstadt in 1965, a small town near Erfurt. I grow up in Berlin where I studied Music. So I am a musician, now living for further studies in Rotterdam (The Nederlands), where I study Tango music and also play in a Tango band called Cuarteto Gotan. (on the picture at the guitar - this is a Tangoball at the "Café de Kroon" in Amsterdam)

So far, so good. Sorry about my bad english...Oh yes I'm interested in this "Baumbach" domain. Tell me please, what I have to do.

From: Sven Andreas Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Hello, I am Sven Andreas Baumbach from Würzburg/Germany. This page is very interesting. Nice to get some information about other Baumbachs all over the world. Do you know Rudolf Baumbach? He lived from 1840 to 1905 in Meiningen and was a rather famous German author. I hope that I can help anybody with this information.

From: bret stephen baumbach
Date: Friday, October 25, 2002
it is cool

From: Meissner Mark C [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 6:44 PM
Subject: Tannenberg

Hello William,
  My name is Mark Meissner and I live in San Francisco.  Most of my relatives live in a little town called Breese, Illinois.  Last year a man who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in Britain contacted my cousins in IL to share some letters and documents that were passed down from his great grandmother, Martha Elizabeth  whose maiden name was Meissner . Some of the documents referred to her as being from Neuterhausen and some from Tannenberg. At first it was thought that the Tannenberg meant the Tannenberg Battle site of the Russian defeat in 1914 in Poland as that reference is more easily found in literature.  But when I investigated I discovered the translation was incorrect and that the Neutershausen was really Nentershausen. and  the Tannenberg association made it clear. Some of the documents were letters from MY great grandfather Ludwig/ Louis Meissner (1837-1898) who emigrated to St Louis between 1855 and 1860. In 1861 he was in the Union Army (for six months) and ended up thereafter in Breese.  Martha was married to a 'turner' from Wolfsanger Parish in Kassel in 1855 and several of the documents refer to that process, including her birth certificate from the Church in Nentershausen. She was born in 1832 and was considered a spinster. On one wedding document (they were married in Nentershausen) it refers to her as Martha Eliz Meissner of Tannenberg. Her Father was named as Burkhardt Meissner who was a Shepard or master Shepard depending upon translation. The godmother was the wife of Anton Jordan "lord of the manor'  from Basterode (that being a suspect translation). I had at one point thought that the Manor referred to the Tannenberg itself but after reading of Baumbach's Ludwig I and the Landgreve of Hesse and that history I think that theory is false.  But the fact that Martha was reffered to as 'from Tannenberg' shows some kind of connection. Also, there are siblings of Martha and Louis called Peter and Maria. I'm guessing that Peter was the oldest and Louis therefore had to emigrate as that was the norm at that time. I'm hoping to find if any Meissners are left in the area and am planning to go over to Nentershausen perhaps next year.

I will of course become a member and hopefully convince others in the family to do likewise. Vincent Angus, the relative in Newcastle might also want to support the Tannenberg project. He has possession of the original letters and documents. I think that Tannenberg or Nentershausen might be interested in some of them and going to try and determine that when I go over. Vincent said he wanted to meet me there so he could bring the related documents over with him. They are very impressive , what with their seals and such.. Well,  sorry to take so much of your time but I was very excited to see that there was a Tannenberg society.

Mark Meissner

----Original Message-----
From: Meissner Mark C [mailto: ]
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 1:45 PM
Subject: RE: Tannenberg

Or, even if we want to send more I/we could send it to you and that would make the ratio even better?

I want to contact our cousin in Newcastle and my cousins in Breese to add some also.


You'll be hearing from me soon.

Hoping to go there next year and am really excited.

By the way, I found a genealogy referring to the Landgrave of Hesse (who evidently 'took over' Tannenberg from your family at some point) who was related to the Counts of Louvain and Brabant, and to the Percy family in Northumberland who figured significantly in English history and are major players in Shakespear's history plays.

From: Kay Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Hello my name is Kay Baumbach. I was born at august 5th 1976 in Germany. I live in Magdeburg between Hannover and Berlin. Your website is very interesting for me. I am afraid to contact other Baumbachs all over the world. Please contact me, if you want more information about me our my family history in Germany.

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From: Cathy Baty [mailto: ]
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 5:08 PM

Some time ago my sister sent me the info on the castle, and I just had time to look at it.  My maiden name is Baumbach of Milw., WI.  My great great grandfather, Gustavus Baumbach married Marie Zarnow.  I barely remember him but he immigrated from Germany and spoke only German.  He passed away when I was about 5 back in about 1965.  My grandfather was Gerhard Gustavus Baumbach and he had one sister Elsie.  My dad was Charles Gerhard and he died in 1990.  How can I find out if I am related to anyone associated with the castle, and the original ownership?  I am now married to a Baty and live in Colorado.  Please send me some info and how to go about finding more info.  I have limited computer time due to my kids, but now my curiosity is goanna get the best of me.  thanks.

From: Annett Baumbach
Date: Monday, September 30, 2002
Hello I'm Annett Baumbach i life in Bad Blankenburg/Thuringia.My Grandfather was Ewald Baumbach, he was born 1913 in the from Meiningen.Who are his parents?

From: michael john baumbach ( mike )
Date: Tuesday, August 06, 2002
i just found out about this site was at a family reunion for the Baumbach family in Colorado august 3---4 it was great got a lot of info on the family its great to be a BAUMBACH and i like the web page i will stay in touch.

From: Sandra Baumbach
Date: Monday, July 15, 2002
Hi! I´m Sandra (20) and I live in Braunschweig/Germany. It´s really interesting to get some information about my last name, I did not know that this name is so widespread...but there seem to a lot of Baumbach families especially in the USA! I'm not searching for a certain family member, but maybe there is anybody who sees by chance that he's related to my family...who knows;-)? It would also be interesting learn some more about "my roots". My grandfather (*17.11.1932) was called Erich Baumbach, born in Rathenow/East Germany, he married Sigrid Thiede. I know he has a brother called Hans-Joachim and a sister named Ursula who lives in Ranzbach-Baumbach (really :-))My father's name is Jörg Hermann Erich Theodor Baumbach (born in Braunschweig, 1957), my mother's Sabine Baumbach. My parents and my grandma still live in Braunschweig. Greetings to all Baumbachs out there! Sandra

From: Sarah Elizabeth Baumbach Rudisill
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002
Hello to all, I found this site researching lineage and feel upon this site....clicked on the castle as they do interested me and LOW AND BEHOLD there are pictures of my relatives from Middletown PA. My name is Sarah Baumbach Rudisill and my part of the family settled here.

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:07 AM
To:;;;; Alan Hardy;;
Subject: Thanks

The Tanneberg Castle film was really interesting.  My great grandfather was Ludwig Baumbach born in Germany about 1840 and emigrated to Chicago when my grandfather was 3 in 1878.  He had 5 children and one was named Wilhelm and one was Frederick.  My grandfather came to New Orleans to help establish Dietzgen and married my grandmother - they had three children.  I will send on an outline of our genealogy as I have it.  However, I don't go any further back than Ludwig and I would love to make the connections - especially with all those names in common!  Thanks for all your brother gets your emails and forwarded on the info about the castle.  Great work:  Jody (Hardy) Curran

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto: ]
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 3:28 PM
I am descendant of Baumbachs' on my mothers side my grandfathers name was Arthur Baumbach his brother bill is still living in the Campbell Co.. Ky.  name is Kevin griffin-ayers 

From: Susan Baumbach Gfeller
Date: Friday, May 24, 2002
I wanted to add that my father Louis Charles Baumbach was an ob/gyn doctor practicing out of Fairview general hospital and that is where he passed away from heart failure. He would have been interested to know of Baumbachs that knew him, so that info would be appreciated by me. thanks again, Susan Baumbach Gfeller

From: Susan Baumbach Gfeller
Date: Friday, May 24, 2002
I live in Denver. My maiden name is Baumbach. My fathers name was Louis Charles Baumbach, born in Pa. we lived most of our lives in Cleveland, Oh. He died 2 years ago at the age of 75. In 1976, I had a child that I gave up for adoption in Kalispell, Montana, Named "baby Baumbach" who maybe is looking for me or her biological father whose name is Clarence Robert Mott. She may email if she sees this or knows the Baumbach name. I would love it, but not sure if she would. Thanks for this web site and add my name to your list please.

From: Jennifer Ashlee Baumbach
Date: Sunday, April 07, 2002
Hello to all the Baumbach's out there my name is Jennifer Ashlee Baumbach. I am daughter of Clark Baumbach and granddaughter of Jack and Doris Baumbach. I have an aunt named Carol Baumbach. I am from Eastern PA, i am 15, i am a little younger or alot younger then the rest of you. my great grand parents are Leroy and Agnus Baumbach, they were from Middletown, PA they lived on Main street. If you have any questions please e-mail me and my Dad

From: Lauren
Date: Saturday, April 06, 2002
I love germany even though im from America

From: Christopher Sean Halprin
Date: Friday, April 05, 2002
Hi . . . my name is Chris Halprin and I'm trying to locate a Richard Baumbach who lived in California in the late 1960's. He would have been between 22-30 at that time. It's awkward to put this information here because I don't want to "scare" him, but it is important for me to locate him. I have reason to believe that he's my biological father. My biological mother claims that she married Mr. Baumbach in California in about 1968 or 1969. Her name at that time was Terrania Lomonte. She was employed at the Kit Kat Club in Burbank at that time and I believe that is where they met. If anyone can assist me in any way with this search, I would greatly appreciate it! Please feel free to email at with any information . . . thanks!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Zeta Peterson [mailto: ]
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 10:13 PM
Subject: Andreas Baumbach and wife, Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Sicily

Royal Facts of 2000, PART I
Last update on September 20th, 2001

Reference to "BAUMBACH" in text as follows from page: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Sicily (daughter of Prince Antonio of Bourbon-Sicily and of Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg) and her husband Andreas Baumbach are expecting their third child.

[They already have two sons, Philipp Baumbach and Alexander Baumbach.]

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 10:27 PM
Subject: Karl Ludwig Baumbach and Wilhelmine von Schenck

 Hello Torsten,

I also am interested in BAUMBACH HISTORY.  I am researching KARL LUDWIG BAUMBACH, b. 1799 in Reichensachen, Germany d. 1883 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA married WILHELMINA von SCHENCK.

His daughter, AMALIE BAUMBACH, b. 1803 in Germany (death date unknown), married MARTIN DIPPEL.

Through their daughter KAROLINE ALEXANDRINE MARIE DIPPEL, born 1833 in Borken-Hamberg, Kurhessen, Germany, died 1895 in Charlottesville, VA, USA married ERNST HEINRICH HASE, b. 1819 in Varlosin-Dransfield, Hannover, Germany and died 1885 in USA.

If you have any information on this family, please share with me.


From: Alex Baumbach
Date: Monday, March 18, 2002
My name is Alex Baumabch. I live in New Jersey and have relatives with the last name of Baumbach in Connecticut and Minnesota.

From: Richard William Baumbach
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2002
My name is Richard William Baumbach, I am a descendent of John Christian Baumbach and Elizabeth Reimann. John Christian was born on 1 Nov. 1812 in Saxton, Germany and married Elizabeth on 30 May 1852. They had six children Emma, Caroline, Edward, George, Charles, and Ida. They lived in Berea, Ohio for awhile, where John Christian enlisted in the army during the Civil War. After the war the family returned to Erie, Pennsylvania. I have come across in military depostions that John had two sisters who also lived in the Erie are. There married names were Wagner and Braun or Brawer (difficult to decipher writing). I would love to hear from anyone who has more information on my family line.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olle HÊggström [mailto: ]
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 11:01 AM
Subject: ancestors


My name is Olof Haeggström in Norrköping, Sweden. My grandfathers grandmothers name was Johanna Petronella Christina Baumbach borne in january 1832 in Västergötland, Sweden. Her fathers name was Natanael Baumbach 1795-1841 and he was a priest. His fathers name was Christoffer Baumbach 1742-1813 he was also a priest in Sweden. His fathersname was Johan Baumbach from Sachsen, Gotha.

My question is: Do you have any kind of further info about the Baumbach family in Germany, Sweden or Denmark or do you have any contacts that you can recommend in this matter?

Many thanks in advance,

Olof Z Haeggström
+46-11-200 290

-----Original Message-----
From: Tiffany [mailto: ]
Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 2:37 PM
Subject: a free address

Howdy, my name is Minota-Jean Baumbach.  My grandparents are Fred and Inez Baumbach.  I love your web page!!  I live in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and am attending my third year of Social Work there.  I would love to learn more about my family and plan on going back to Germany in a couple of years. (Hopefully after I get my BSW) :)  Please get my intouch with a e-mail address.  If you wish to contact me I can be reached @ 

thank you so much


From: Ricardo Schondube Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2002
My name is Ricardo Schondube (father lastname) Baumbach (mother lastname) my mother was Else Felicitas Baumbach Paulsmaier and my grandfather was Rudolf Baumbach Rickert he was German and came to Mexico before 1900 my mother was born in Tabasco,México in 1909 and died in 1984, she had two sisters (+) and one brother still alive his oldest son Rodolfo Oskar (my cousin)keeps a ring with the two stars and the moon, in 1972 I went to Germany and I visited Marburg where I saw the same moon with the stars in a drawing above a door, I am the youngest of 8 (4 boys and 4 girls)that were born from 1931 to 1951 when I was born in Guadalajara, México, where I live married with five children, there are more Baumbachs, here in México from my Grandfather, some in México, also in Guanajuato and Jalisco state. The name of my granfather sister was Lisle Baumbach and my mother visited her in 1928-29. It would be great to find relatives in Germany or other part of the world. Congratulations for this Web page!!!

From: Rafael Afonso Baumbach
Date: Friday, February 22, 2002

From: Dylan bambach
Date: Friday, February 22, 2002

From: Daniel Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Sehr geehrter Herr Baumbach! Ich schreibe auf Deutsch, weil es mir einfacher fällt und hoffe, dass sie es übersetzen können. Mein Name ist Daniel Baumbach. Ich lebe in Erfurt, das ist die Landeshauptstadt von Thüringen, Deutschland. Hier gibt es eine einige Baumbachs, die aus Südthüringen kommen. Mein älttester bekannter Vorfahr heißt Adam Baumbach uznd lebte im 17. Jahrhundert in Hildburghausen. In Thüringen gibt es auch einen sehr bekannten Heimatdichter, der Baumbach heißt. Seine Name ist Rudolf Baumbach. Er kommt aus Kranichfeld in Thüringen und hat den Text zum bekannten deutschen Volkslied "Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen" geschrieben. In Kranichfeld ist das Geburtshaus von Rudolf Baumbach auch ein Museum. Der Dichter starb im thüringischen Meinigen. Dort gibt es ebenfalls ein "Baumbach-Haus". Sie sehen also, der Name ist bei uns recht populär. Falls Sie mehr Informationen darüber möchten, kann ich Sie ihnen jederzeit zusenden. Mit freundlichen Grüßen! Daniel Baumbach

From: Dolores (nickname: Dee) Claire Huenneke-Stamps
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2002
Hello! My great-grand mother as Anna Carolina Baumbach; she was married to Heinrich Wilhelm Reiswig. They had migrated from Germany to Crimea, Russia, then to USA and Canada. They are buried in the Grand View Flats Cemetery, in British Columbia, Canada. I welcome all inquiries. The web site address below is in regards to my branch of the family.

Date: Monday, January 28, 2002
Enjoyable site, keep it up James

From: Shepry Wilmes
Date: Monday, January 21, 2002
Well, I really enjoy this website!!! My grandpa, Art Baumbach, passed away in August of 1988. Since I was only seven at the time, I didn't know much about the rest of the family. Here is some of what I know- he and my grandma- Minnette Saurbeck had seven children- Jim, Janet, Jackie, Joyce, Judy, Jeannie (my mom) and another boy who passed away during childhood. I there is Mary and Billy Baumbach (my great uncle) and that is all that I know. I would really like to know anything that you know that is really interesting about our heritage!! I don't know much, like I have said, and I am extremely curious. Hope to hear from you and thank you for this website!!! :)

From: Brandon Arthur Baumbach
Date: Monday, January 14, 2002
Hi, I am Brandon Baumbach and I got a letter a year ago about the castle and I thought I would check this site out

From: Jil Rene Baumbach
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2001
I really liked this website. My maiden name is Baumbach. Since my parents divoced when I was young, I do not have any contact with the Baumbach family. However, I would like to communicate with anyone I am related too. My grandfather is Lee Baumbach and my father is Gary Baumbach. They originated from the Red Oak, IA, area.

Name: Ally Baumbach
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip: 80305
Date: 11/26/2001
Time: 09:20:06 PM

From: Stefanie Baumbach
Date: Monday, November 26, 2001
Hi my Name is Steffi Baumbach, i`m from Germany, NRW(Oelde). It was exiting fore me to read something about other Baumbachs! I only know about my Grandfather Martin Baumbach and his childrin my aunts and ouncle, are called Martina, Rita, Renate, Hubert, Gabriele, Karola, Doris und Monika. Before i found this page i tought we are a smal family. But there are a lot of people with this name, thats great! Gratings from Germany!

From: Amy Lucienne Baumbach
Date: Friday, November 16, 2001
My husband's only wish for Christmas is to know more about his father, Roger DeWitt Baumbach. Please, if anyone has any information, please email me so I can surprise him for Christmas. We just got married and it broke his heart to not be able to invite any Baumbachs as he doesn't know who to contact. Thank you, Amy

-----Original Message-----
From: Amy Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 9:10 AM
Subject: Roger DeWitt Baumbach

Hi Everyone, 

I am still in shock.  My husband's mom has been trying to find out information for years just wondering if she'd be able to answer his questions.  She did not send an email on the Baumbach website because she didn't think family was on there, but you have all answered a prayer that's been asked for years. 

 I am totally speechless, in tears and shaking at the thought of us putting something together for my husband, JC.  We have not told my husband of this research.  Please contact me at or his mom Sandy at .  I cannot tell you how much this means to us.  His mom and I are just - we're stunned and happy and... Thank you. 

I will be in touch with all of you.  I am sure there are a million and one questions, I just cannot think of them now. 

Amy L. Baumbach
Lumberg, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Katherine Foster [mailto: ]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 10:38 AM
Subject: Add another Baumbach

 Hi - I am Katherine Baumbach Hardy Foster.  I live in Houston, Tx. but am originally from New Orleans, LA.  My grandmother on my dad's side was Alice Baumbach Hardy.  She recently (July 2000) passed away in New Orleans.  I am the only grandchild that was given the Baumbach name out of six.  Add us to your list if we are not already there - my dad, Ashton Richard Hardy, probably already wrote you of our line of Baumbachs, but I wanted to be sure.

From: Louise Spalding
Date: Monday, October 08, 2001
My great grandmother's name was Augusta Josephine Louise Baumbach, born February 7, 1853 in Buitenzorg (Bogor, today) Indonesia. Her father was Theodoor August Wilhelm Baumbach they say that he was from Gotha Sachen, Germany and I am trying to verify that. So far no results yet.Any suggestion whereelse to look?

From: Mrs Inez Schrader
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2001
To whom it may concern I have been tracing my husband's family tree for many years, and noticed in a search that the name 'Schrader' appeared in a document attributed to your family history. As my husband's family originated from Hanover, it seems quite likely that you have may have some information which may tie up with members of this tree. I would be grateful for your feedback if you have the time. Sincerely Mrs Inez Schrader. NAMES: Ernst Heinrich Schrader circ 1840 - 1930 believed to have been born somewhere near Hanover married to Fredericke Josephine Amalie (Brunotte) Schrader circ ? - 1926

From: jesse james baumbach
Date: Sunday, September 09, 2001
Hello. I was wondering if my family was related to any one in Germany. My family live in Australia , Townsville, Kelso.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lois Luther [mailto: ]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 11:30 PM
Subject: Baumbach history!

Dear William James Baumbach: I'm so excited to see some of my families Baumbach history on the internet! I will introduce myself as Lois. My mother's maiden name was Olive B. Baumbach. Her father's name was George Baumbach, son of Guido and Otillie Baumbach. Guido was the son of Henry Baumbach, who came to America with his twin brother Guido Baumbach. They came from Stadt-weimer Saxony Germany, when they were 19 yrs. old. They were born in Germany in 1825. Henry came to Wisconsin near Norwalk, WI in the 1800's. Guido settled in Pennsylvania. They had a brother Valentine, who came to America later. Their uncle was Casper who resided in Germany, he taught them weaving, shoemaking, and baking. They came to America as musicians. They played for Forpaugh and Sells Circus Band in Philadelphia, PA. They played for Lincoln's inaugral ball, March 4,1881. With this information, could you tell me anything about my great-great-greatparents in Germany? What their names was and where they were born and where they lived? Also, can you go back further with this family name and tell me of earlier ancesters and where they resided and their names. I read somewhere, where there was history as far back as 1625. Was this Baumbach family connected with the Baumbach castle? If you can give me info contact me at rubylady10@hotmail. My family lives in Sparta,WI

-----Original Message-----
From: Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2001 8:25 PM
Subject: Baumbachs around the world

My name is Per L. Baumbach, and I am born and raised in Denmark. I believe that my family originally came from Germany, I know that there are at least two villages in central Germany called Baumbach. I was told that during the 30-years' war in Europe, one of the German mercenaries followed Sweden's king Carl XII's troops back to Sweden. He raised a family which lived outside Arvika in a secluded part of Sweden near the Norwegian border for a few centuries. Not all were as good as gold, I have been told that according to the church registry, one of my great-grandfathers was convicted as a highwayman, and ended his life on the gallows in Stockholm, although I have not checked that story. Anyway, my grandfather was a sculpturer, and as a young adventurous man, he intended to travel to Paris, France to study in 1911. However, he ran out of money in Copenhagen Denmark, and had to make a living by doing odd jobs like woodcarving of exclusive dining room chairs - quite an industry in those days. His fiancée joined him in Copenhagen in 1913, and he eventually became a professor, teaching at the Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. The family still lives there - that is, apart from my wife Helene, our two kids Victor and Alexandra who very recently has migrated to New Zealand with me. Apparently we are the first - or presently the only - Baumbachs living in New Zealand. So, I believe that we now really span the globe, right?

I enjoyed your web site, and would like to get an email address like , if it is available. Could it redirect to my present address in NZ, ?

Best regards,
Per L. Baumbach

-----Original Message-----
From: Cor Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 7:14 AM
Subject: I am a Baumbach.

 Dear William.

 My name is Cornelis Baumbach[Cornel] Ilive in The Netherlands,in a small town,named: Broek in Waterland. Its about 10 min. from Amsterdam. The name of my grandfather. is: Baumbach, Wilhelm-August-Theodoor. [21-03-1888, Batavia-Ind],son of: Baumbach, Wilhelm-Joseph-Eduard-Philip.[date of birth,???] I am married to Annette, Jaquelinne-Dogger. We have one daugther, Nadine-Baumbach, she is 10 years old. There are not so many people,inHolland,by the name of Baumbach.I know a few, but they have there husbands name.For the time being,i hope this info. will be enough. Hope to here soon from you. Greetings from all of us.

Fam. Baumbach/ Dogger
Woudweeren 1151 A.V. Broek in Waterland.
The Netherlands.

From: Baumbach/Cornelis [Cornel]
Date: Monday, August 13, 2001
Hi , to all Baumbach,s out there. I never knew there was a family web. Glad i found it. Hope to here from all of you. Love and greetings. Fam. Baumbach/Dogger. \The Netherlands. 13-08-2001.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:33 PM
Subject: 600 Baumbachs Across the US


I too am A Baumbach, I stumbled across your web site by accident. I haven't done any history research on the net about the Baumbachs but this is really interesting. Now to my point. You have my ex-wife liste under the 600 Baumbachs. Not sure how her name got there since mine is not, but you do have my Dad. Donald L. Baumbach. My name is Daniel L. Baumbach and I have a son Bryan L. Baumbach. We have this middle name tradition going LOUIS as in St. Louis which is where my Dad was Born. Anyway Brenda Baumbach at 89 Elk Run, Eureka Mo. used to be my wife but she is remarried now and does not have the Baumbach Name anymore. I too am remarried my Wife is Terri. We lived in Eureka Mo. I do have an article my dad gave out of an old newspaper that described how my (I think) My great, great grandfather moved to the area outside of Saint Louis. I will have to dig it up and send you some Info.

 Well thats all for now. I will have to do some more reading on your site.

 -----Original Message-----
From: Baumbach, Dawn [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 12:27 PM
Subject: Vastine Baumbach

Wanted to let you know that a member of our family passed away on Monday. Vastine Baumbach died of a stroke on 7/16/01.  He was buried yesterday at Blackjack Cemetary in La Grange, TX.  He was almost 89 years old.  He lived a very full and happy life..  He was actually out helping in the hayfield when he had the stroke. His son is Larry Baumbach - listed on the website.  Also, you have me listed, but not my family.  I actually married a Baumbach.  Steve Baumbach, son of Herbert Baumbach (same address)  We have two daughters Brittany Dawn Danielle Nicole (same address) Thanks so much for all the work you have done!!!  Thanks! Dawn Baumbach

From: Jennifer Baumbach
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2001
I just want to update some info. I have found out since my last visit here. My Grandfather Edward Baumbach was in WWII as a tank driver. Edward Baumbach also has five brother and seven sisters. His parents were Robert and Caroline Baumbach. Caroline Baumbach maiden name was Dell. Caroline and Robert where married in 1906 in Alberta Canada.

If you could help it would be great. Thank you..

-----Original Message-----
From: Ashton Hardy [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 07:32 PM
Cc: Kurt/Karin Wood; Katherine Foster; Kay K. Hardy; Neil & Jody Curran; Alan Hardy
Subject: Family

My mother was a Baumbach.  My uncle (her brother) Edward Baumbach, was killed in action in WWII.  He was a medical officer on the USS Juneau, the ship that carried the Sullivan brothers to their death.  My other uncle, Richard Baumbach, was athletic director at Tulane University in the 40's and Chairman of the New Orleans Dock Board in the 50's.

Unfortunately, all three are deceased.  Richard had 2 children, a deceased son, and a daughter, Bonnie, who is married to a doctor and living in Georgia

Alice Baumbach was married to Ashton  M. Hardy, my father, and they had 3 children - me, Alan, and JoAnn (now Curran).  We all have 6 children and 8
grandchildren (with 2 more on the way).

Thought you might be interested.

Ashton R. Hardy
John 3:16-18;36

From: Jennifer Baumbach
Date: Monday, June 18, 2001
I love the site, as I only fall on to it. It is great!!

I am Jennifer Baumbach, the youngest of two children. (My sister Deana Karen Baumbach). My Father Roger Baumbach, middle son of Edward and Sandra Baumbach. I don't know much about my grandparents, which makes hard to trace the family tree. So if you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.


Other little facts I know : My grandparents lived in Medicine Hat AB, Canada. Had six childern, three boys and three girls.

If you could give me anyhelp at all. Please email me. Thank you and have a wonderful day

From: Joey Dennis Baumbach
Date: Friday, June 15, 2001

Name: Tonya Baumbach
Street: 25160 Valley Dr
City: Pleasant Valley
State: IA
Zip: 52722
Phone: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Date: 06/17/2001
Hey wanted to say hi to all the other baumbachs out there. there are not too many baumbachs in iowa or the US in general so if there are any 16~20 year old baumbachs email or write see ya

Name: Tonya Baumbach
Street: 25160 Valley Dr.
City: Bettendorf
State: ia
Zip: 52722
Phone: <319>332-4606
Date: 06/06/2001
Im one of the youngest girl Baumbachs in the united states. i would really like to talk to another baumbach thats my age guy or girl im 18 and if anyone would want to talk email me or some thing. my grandpa is Ernest August Baumbach and my dad is Mark william Baumbach

Name: Brandon BAumbach
Street: 1051 27th street
City: emerado
State: ND
Zip: 58228
Phone: (701) 594-8846

From: Joseph Christopher Baumbach
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2001
We are looking for any information on my father, Roger DeWitt Baumbach. Most of his family is from the midwest (Minnesota/Wisconsin area.) Please contact me if you have any information. Thank you.

From: Uwe Baumbach (Berlin, Germany)
Date: Friday, May 11, 2001
Dear Baumbachs - where ever you are, Greatings from Germany! I am a newbie in genealogics, using records of my father Walter Baumbach that reaches to 1675 (Birth of the "oldest" ancestor). I am only beginning to sort and order all the material, nevertheless contact me, if you want to deal your records or have questions about the "Thuringian branch". Success and good vibes! Uwe

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Magri [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 11:58 AM
Subject: Geneology Site

I checked out your website & it is very interesting.  My grandmother was Virginia Baumbach. I also do some family history research when the urge hits me.  I have a copy of a letter written in German circa 1861 (by the original Baumbach the emigrated to the US) that I believe was passed on to me from your father when visiting my mom in Naples, FL in the late 80s.  I sure you already have it but if not, let me know and I'll send you a copy.  I did not see the connection to the Koch family.  Do you have that on your site?  You can reach me at my home email address if you need a copy of the letter at:
Tom Magri
Director, Managed Care
Ph: 561-266-2020 x221
Fx: 561-266-2228

-----Original Message-----
From: hsgentry [mailto: ]
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 2:28 PM
Subject: Hello I'm Carollyn MY GRANDMA was Virginia Augusta Baumbach

Hello William , my grandmother was Virginia Augusta Baumbach , she married  a Smith , she talked to about my uncle about when she came tovisit you  do you remember her ? I just started to doing family research and found your site wonderful . I knew LIllian and her mother and my one uncle was uncle Bernie who use to do alot of family research . My aunt Virginia use to work in the office in Arlington for you father which is my great  uncle I'm not a Baumbach  but I loved my grandmother dearly she helped raise me you  have any information on her grandparents  the grandfather was Bernard that came over from GERMANY and  Grandma  Sophie they were verywealthy and had big parties every year . Wasn't my grandma fathers name Jacob Baumbach  you know  i'm 57 now and i forget .I heard you father passed away how is your mother is she still living ? All of my mothers family is dead now including my mother Norma and my aunt Virginia died in florida grandma Smith only had 2 children . I remember Lillian being on the show  Whats My Line . I was born Carollyn Pase in Washington D.C  and my aunt had  3 children . Can you send me any information  about the family ? I don't have a fax or printer ? my name now is Carollyn Gentry  11055 EAST FISHER ROAD ROCHELLE ILLINOIS 61068 . I  sure miss Virginia moved up here in 84  to be near my mother now she is gone but I remarreid 2 years ago   we might go back to Virginia to live we both want to move from Illinois . well hope to hear from you  again your site is great I had heard about the castle nice to finally see it ... thank you Carollyn Gentry 


-----Original Message-----
From: ZETA W PETERSON [mailto:  ]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 12:09 AM
Subject: Baumbach Descendant: Zeta Peterson (California)

Here's my picture if you'd like to include it among the other Baumbach family descendants.  My grandfather was Loreinz Reinhard Baumbach. My gr grandfather, William Baumbach came to Nebraska from the area near Rostock {Stratford}, Ontario, Canada. Prior to that, they were from known to have come from the Alsace-Lorraine region of Germany.

From: Karen Baumbach (nee Finley)
Date: Friday, February 23, 2001
I was married to Donald Frederick Baumbach, born Nov 17th, 1953. We have three children: Minota-Jean Baumbach Born December 18th 1980 Thomas Frederick & Finley Tyler Baumbach ( twins) Born May 8 1983 My current address in 3774C 54 St Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 2Z6

Donald was born to Frederick & his wife Inez (nee Appleyard) in Medicine Hat AB Donald has one sister Joan; now married to Greg Cote. Fred and his daughter still live in the Medicine Hat AB area.

From: William John Baumbach
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2001
My name is William John Baumbach - I live at 118 The Cedars, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6BY, England. I originate from Cornwall, descended from a Danish grandfather who was the first Baumbach in Britain ( I think )- he settled and raised a family in Hayle Cornwall.

-----Original Message-----
From: ZETA W PETERSON [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 11:11 AM
Subject: CORRECTED: Willam Baumbach [Alsace Lorraine, France {Germany} - Canada - Nebraska]

My grandparents:
Lorenz Reinhard Baumbach
Born March 22, 1900 - McCook, Nebraska
Died July 1983 - Red Oak, Iowa
Married July 4, 1920 Clara Wilhelmina Unger at McCook, Nebraska
Clara Unger was born on May 16, 1902 at Indianola, Nebraska
daughter of Frederich Unger and Eva Margaretha "Emma" Tilgner
Clara Unger died December 15, 1976
Religion: St. John's Lutheran Church-Ash Creek, Mc Cook, Nebraska

Father of Lorenz
William Baumbach
Born November 26, 1865 Elberta {Rostock}, Stratford, Milverton, Ontaria Canada
Died November 20 or 25, 1938 McCook, Nebraska
Moved to DeWitt, Nebraska in 1884; Moved to McCook, Nebraska in 1893
(1) Married Marguriete (Margaretha) Vogt (dau. of Henrick & Margaretha Vogt)
on February 14, 1888 at DeWitt, Nebraska
dau. of Henrick & Margaretha immigrated from Western Alsace Lorraine, France to Canada
[This famiily spoke both French and German.]

Marguriete (Margaretha) was born in Ireland August 21, 1868 {born Rostock, Ontario, Canada?}
Moved to Dewitt, Nebraska in 1885
She died at McCook, Nebraska on April 10, 1914
Children: Alfred, Wm. Frederick, Clara Rosetta, Edwin Charles, Lorenz R.,
Esther M., Edmon, Henry, Unamed, Margaret C.
Religion: Lutheran

(2) Married October 26, 1915 [2nd Wife Magdalena Klein]
Magadlena born January 26, 1877 Rohrbach, Russia
daughter of George Jacob Kelin and Elizabeth Kupperyahn
grandaughter of Johann Kuprian and wife Elizabeth.
grandaughter of Friedrich Klein and wie Katharina ?
Magadalena died January 17 [18?], 1964 McCook, Red Willow Co., Nebraska
Children: Thelma Bambach, Mc Cook, Red Willow Co., Nebraska

Grandfather of Lorenz
Born Prussia, Germany [next to Lithuania] January 11, 1834
Died July 8, 1902
Spouse Caroline Schrader
Caroline Schrader born Hanover Sector, Northern Germany 9/6/1842 [9/4/1843}
died Stratford, Milverton, Perth County Canada 4/02/1921
Lived in Alsace Lorraine, France
Moved to Rostock, Ontario, Canada before 1860

Note: There are numerous Baumbach grave sites in Rostock, Ontario, Canada
some dated with birthdates as early as 1835 time-frame.

Zeta Wilson Peterson
17067 Creekside Circle
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-4619

-----Original Message-----
From: Zeilinger William [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 1:34 PM
Subject: Baumbach family

My name is William E. Zeilinger. My grandfather was Harold Zeilinger who married Helen Becker of Rising. City Nebraska her father was John Becker and her mother was Christine BAUMBACH born in 1872 in Middletown, Pennsylvania which makers her my Great-Grandmother on my Grandmother's side. If you have any information - I would appreciate it

Thanks Bill Zeilinger

From: Rebecca A. Baumbach
Date: Friday, February 02, 2001
Just wanted to update our email addresses as we have changed servers. We welcome any chance to get to know other Baumbach's.

Rebecca Anne (Tautges) Baumbach 

Sean Eric Baumbach 

email: JAMIE210@AOL.COM
From: Jamie Lynne Baumbach
Date: Friday, January 19, 2001
I just wanted to say Hi to my fellow Baumbach family members. Much love to THE BAUMBACHS!! Love, Jamie

email: CFandS
From: A. Baumbach
Date: Sunday, January 14, 2001
I see my sister has also found this site. I am one of many Baumbach's living in Denver, Colorado. I love reading all your comments! God Bless!

From: Richard Arnold Baumbach Jr.
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2000
Please forward any information about Arnold Otto and Gladys Baumbach from Pleasant Valley, Iowa.

Thank you so much and God bless,

Rick Baumbach Houston, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: Arnd Liederley [mailto: ]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 7:40 PM
Cc: Gray, Barbara
Subject: Re: History Page Comments

Thanks for responding.-
Just got your email after having travelled for a few days. You did not mention
if Ludwig Carl Wilhelm von Baumbach (Nentershausen/Kirchheim lineage)
b.22.4.1799 Reichensachsen m- 23.11.1829 Wilhelmine Schenck zu Schweinsberg
(8 children) d.20.1.1883 Milwaukee was your ancestor ??
One son? listed as state secretary Minnesota (10-1-1880)
Half brother to Ludwig C.W.von Baumbach(above)  is Moritz Ernst von Baumbach
Minister of Justice in Hessia.. His curriculum vitae - picture (German)
There were several von Baumbach family members  who went to the US at that time.
e.g.Friedrich Wilhelm August Ludwig von Baumbach(Gilserhof/Freudenthal lineage)
(b.Ziegenhain 17.8.1801 d.New Orleans 25.11. 1870) m. Katharina Dippel (4 children,
son Alexander -could he be identical with Carl? s.below died in the civil war) and
sister Amalie von Baumbach (b1808 Gilserhof-d.1858 US) m. to Martin Dippel
and 3 children(2,3,4) of their cousin Ludwig Wilhelm Ferdinand Oswald v.B. (1817-1892)
Karl b.1857, and Amalie, and  Auguste. ---
and Hansheinrich Ludwig Moritz von Baumbach (Nassenerfurth lineage)
b. Rudolfstadt 1.11.1903 listed in the ancestor charts as Chemist in Milwaukee. 

In the Internet I discovered that:
offers for auction:
14. Buchanan, James. 1791-1868. Fifteenth President of the U.S. Ornate partly-printed Document Signed as President, one
page, oblong folio, Washington, 20 August 1858.Appointment of Ludwig von Baumbach of Milwaukee as Consul of
Mecklenburg-Schwerin for the States of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota. Superb intact embossed white paper
wafer seal affixed with red wax in lower left and a large signature of Buchanan. Partial split of center fold, else fine. (600/900) 

This  must be, I am sure, a highly valuable document to the descendants. Should you get hold of the original
I would appreciate a copy. 

Major Carl von Baumbach(Gilserhof lineage?)
I have no news of Bodo, a cousin of my wife.
Rgds- Andy

-----Original Message-----
From: robert houtsch [mailto: ]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 12:22 AM
Subject: Baumbach

Hi my name is Judy Houtsch. Today I received your e-mail about Bodo Baumbach.

My Grandmother Meta Margarethe Baumbach (married to William Bohmfalk) was one of twelve children of Peter Ernst Wilhelm Baumbach and Sophie Meinken- married 10/9/1880 in Rablinghausen, Germany. My grandmother was born in 1883 in Germany. Her father's father was Johann Heinrich Baumbach married to Christine Weyberg.

I have the names of my grandmother's brothers and sisters and many names of their children. My great- grandfather was called Wilhelm. I do not know if he had any brothers or sisters or aunts or uncles.

My grandmother came to the USA ,after her husband who came here in 1914. My father was born here in 1917. Her brother Friedrich Carl Baumbach and sister Elsie Emma Louise Sophie Baumbach also came to the USA and have families here.

I am the family- Family Tree researcher. I use the program Family Tree Maker to keep our records. Both sides of my family have come from Germany. I have a lot of information from my grandmother (Meta Baumbach) down to the children. I am missing new information on relatives in Germany. Last year I was able to update information on my grandma's sisters family in Germany.

I would like to hear from you to see how we may be related. My grandma and aunt have told us of a brother- Ernest Peter Wilheim Baumbach- who came to a USA to visit, went traveling in the USA and they never heard from him again. There is also a story of Wilhelm in the state of Maryland who was a Baker. (Baltimore). We do have pictures of him. Aunt Elsie had said he had a wife named Christana and two children.

My grandma, Uncle Fred and Aunt Elsie have all since past on.

Hope to hear from you.


Judy Houtsch
655 North James Street
Hazleton, PA 18201

-----Original Message-----
From: Arnd Liederley [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 9:06 PM
Subject: Family History

I like your Web pages on the Baumbach family. My wifes mother was Annemarie v.Baumbach married to Burkhard v. Dörnberg. She was of the Kirchheim-Nentershausen lineage, sister to Margarete von Baumbach, who died a few years ago in Kirchheim. Bodo Baumbach with whom you are on the picture is a cousin of my wife in Kirchheim. As I am digging into the family history I came across a small brochure written in 1886 by August Baron von Baumbach on the "History of the Family von Baumbach,  members of the Old-Hessian Knighthood" I´m enclosing a picture of the cover. Should you wish to have more details - let me know. I also have a 1909 copy of the Handbook of Nobility, listing the Baumbach family. No doubt you have the details:

Kirchheim/Nentershausen  Lineage: 

Wilhelm Leberecht v.Baumbach b. Nentershausen 1.2.1757, d.Cassel 8.7.1826
    2nd marriage: Altenfeld 26.12.1792 with Amalie v.Buttlar(The Butlars have a published genealogy
                          going back to the 11th century when they came from England)
1st.Son:  Ludwig Karl Wilhelm v.B. b.Reichensachsen 22.4.1799 d.Milwaukee 26.1.1883
          m. Kirchheim 23.11.1829 Wilhelmine Schenck zu Schweinsberg
          6 children- ( 5sons, 1 daughter) with whom he went to Milwaukee are
          listed with spouses in the US and grandchildren( a picture of Ludwig)
2nd son   Ernst Karl Moritz v.B. 1804-1874
3rd son   Hermann Karl Julius Klaus Friedrich v.B.b.17-01-1809 d.Kirchheim 17.09.1874
          m. II.Philippine Hickmann. More details as to children etc. on request.
          Ludwig and Hermann have both lived on Kirchheim until a hunting accident occured.
          He is the great grandfather of my wife.-
I presume that Ludwig v.Baumbach will be your ancestor ??
Drop me a line -Rgds. Andy Liederley

From: Alexander Baumbach
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2000
I´m the youngest member of the Baumbach family east of dessau, germany. My father is Jürgen Baumbach, grandpa is Heinz. It´s possible to view back to let´s say 1820 in my family´s history. If you have questions, then mail me!

From: Melanie Baumbach Cunningham
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2000
This Much I do Know: My family came from Germany in the late 1800's supposedly from a town named Baumbach in what used to be East Germany. I think(?) near Dresden. They wound up in Minnesota. In The Scott County IA census a Ernst Bumbaugh(Baumbach)was found in Pleasant Valley IA 1895 (Farmers of)The next Baumbach relative I can find is my greatgrandfather Otto Baumbach who was married to a Minnie Krambeck. I can find his death certificate (SSN Records) but there I'm stuck. My Grandfather was(is)Arnold O. Baumbach (deseased). Grandmother was Gladys. From Pleasant Valley,IA They were the first onion farmers in the area. If any of this sounds familiar to anyone I would like to see how far I can trace my family.

From: Arnd (Andy) Liederley
Date: Sunday, November 05, 2000
Excellent presentation- Doing some family research and trying to develop an ancestor tree including the wifes of the Baumbachs and their families. - Baumbach history in Germany is going well into the early 13th century. Earliest seal of the family is attached to a document of Helmerich v.Baumbach dated 13th July 1316, which is kept in the state archives in Marburg/Hessia.

-----Original Message-----
From: W. Jane Young [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 9:46 PM
Subject: Traveling To Castle In Germany This Week

I am the oldest granddaughter of Lorenz Reinhard Baumbach and Clara Wilhelmina Unger...oldest daughter of their oldest living child, Luella Clara Baumbach, born in McCook, NE...

I am leaving for Hanover on Friday arrive Saturday morning...will be in Hanover for over two weeks...

Will attend the last few days of the World Fair and...plan to travel to the Baumbach Castle...which I understand is only about 2/3 hours south of Hanover where I will be staying...

My friend in Hanover tells me there are three villages in Germany by the name of Baumbach...

I will try to find out more about Caroline Schrader, who, according to my records was born in Hanover, Germany...

About me...I was married...have two is an for a Germany company...Aventis...a part of the Hoescht Germany second son is a Certified Nuclear Electrician...both are married and each have a daughter and a son...

As a single parent...I paid for their age 47 went back to college and finished a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Management.  Currently, I am living in Houston, Texas and am a Regulatory Compliance Engineer for Sprint PCS. 

Will take lots of pictures of the castle and any other sights relevant to the Baumbach Family history...

Wilma Jane (Wilson) Young
Houston, Texas

From: Jim Clark
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2000
My name is James Clark. I live in Long Beach, N.Y. My Mother (now deceased), was a Baumbach: Evelyn Florence Jane Baumbach. She had three sisters, Dolores, Adele (Chickie) and Marion, all now deceased. Father was Clifford Charles Baumbach, who died ca. 1936. I am retired from A.T.&T., and currently work as an independent contractor: Yacht Delivery Captain and Scuba Instructor. I would be interested in finding/corresponding with any Baumbach family members. We also have a family relationship with the Hummers family. I have several cousins in the New York, New Jersey area, and we would like to know more about the maternal side of our families.

Date: Friday, October 20, 2000
Thank you for the web site!

My name is R. S. Baumbach and I am from Pittsburgh, PA!

I gave birth to: Mark David, David Robert, and James David Baumbach!

I would like to start my own business soon! House of David, Inc.TM!

Again, I am from Pittsburgh, PA!

My mother-in-law is vERY sick right now, but she is Martha Fischer Baumbach!

My father-in-law, Robert Charles has been dead since 1986, and was the YOUNGEST OF EIGHT (8) children. Dad was born in 1923 and died of cancer in 1986!

Most of The Baumbach's still live in Pittsburgh and/or Allegheny County!

My e-mail address is:


-----Original Message-----
From: Friedrich-Wilhelm v.Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 3:48 PM
Subject: Baumbach-africa

Hallo,Irene ,I just read the mail you send to William in the USA and I must say that I am totaly exited.I had a relative Christine v. Baumbach,born Stoppel,who lived in Natal.She was married to a Baumbach in Nentershausen,I think Walter,who owend part of my farm.Christine got money as long as she lived and once visited Nentershausen when I was a child .About 1950.It would be so wonderfull to find that part of the family again.It would be nice to get informations about the baumbach house.You  find infos about my farm under

It would be nice to hear from you,yours sincerly

Friedrich Wilhelm von Baumbach
Gutsstr. 8
36214 Nentershausen
Tel.: +496627-553
Fax:  +496627-624

-----Original Message-----
From:  []
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 5:04 PM
Subject: Interested Re: Baumbach Testing List Server

Yes, I am a Baumbach, I am Alice Kay Baumbach born to Harold & Katherine Baumbach in Iowa.  Harold has 6 children: David Harold, Nancy Lee, Alice Kay, Edward Dean, Ronald Ray & Donald Lorenz.  Harold's address is:  I would be glad to see any pictures and find out information about the reunion this summer. aw

-----Original Message-----
From:  []
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 1:32 PM
Subject: Hello, William!

Could you please add these emails to your list - they are the remaining of a dwindling annual family Baumbach reunion that meets in the NY/PA/NJ area each summer.

We are decended from Peter Ernst Wilhelm Baumbach (1853-1907) and Sophie Meinken (1861-1951).  They had 12 children -4 of which did not live past childhood or infancy.  Three of the children came to America in the New Jersey area and kept close family contact - the second oldest, Meta Margarethe; my grandfather, Fredrich Carl; and the youngest, Elsie E.  (now all deceased) Their children (0ur parents) were cousins, and were more like brothers and sisters.  Consequently, THEIR children (my generation) are like direct cousins. 

My mother ( ) is the only one 'born' a Baumbach in the whole lot of us.  Yet, we  have been having Baumbach family reunions for about 9 years now.  Each year it is at someone else's home, and most of us camp out in the yards.  We are an odd a bit kooky bunch, and have a great time.  I believe this year we will be in Newark, Delaware (the furthest jaunt of the rounds).  --- Janet - Meta's granddaughter  --- Betty - my mom, Fred's daughter  --- Meta's granddaughter (Judy, my cousin is our "photo-journalist" of the clan/reunions, and keeps the family tree info)  - Karen - Elsie's granddaughter

There are others without email - but if you contact these few, they will contact the non-internet folk.

This is soooo cool!  We love our heritage.  I downloaded photos from your website a few years ago, and made a slide show that we have enjoyed.  We were especially interested in the coat of arms, and also how much the painting of the man looks like my grandfather.

I look forward to your newsletters and info! Beth Bodemann (still, with the German names!)

Name: Joe Baumbach

Street: 517 Aston View Lane

City: Cleves

State: OH

Zip: 45002

Phone: 513-941-4703


It's great to see a website dedicated to our last name. It's great to be able to look into our history!!

Name: Lee Baumback

Street: 65 Atkins Drive

City: South Spreyton

State: TAS

Zip: 7306

Phone: 0011 61 364273680


Heard about your Web site through my brother Andrew Baumback. I would like to hear from any of the other baumbach. I dont know If I am a descendant our name has changed a bit at the end but otherwise I would suggest we are all from the same family. The little that I know is that my ancestors left Germany in the early part of the 20 Century and migrated to England just before world war One.

Name: Johnette H. Walker

Street: P. O. Box 7856

City: Richmond

State: VA

Zip: 23231

Phone: 804-225-0700


Great website! I know a Baumbach who lives in the Powhatan area and who works with computers. I will let him know about your website and family gathering. Thanks!

Name: Ned William Baumbach Sr.

Street: 2915 Deanstill Rd.

City: Blackshear

State: Ga

Zip: 31516

Phone: 912-449-1379


I am really impressed by the amount of research you have done. I have learned more about our family history in one evening reading your site than i have in my 61 years with my family. I will tell the rest of my family about this site and suggest they check it out.

Thank You for a most enjoyable evening Ned W. Baumbach

Name: Lana Rae Baumbach Ryder

Street: 29 S. Pleasant Ave.

City: Dallastown

State: PA

Zip: 17313

Phone: (717) 246-2314


How exciting to find this site. Thanks for all your hard work to accomplish this. When I opened my own practice(holistic health center) I wanted to use something in the title from my heritage and chose TREE OF LIFE Healing Associates. I am 6th generation in this country from the brothers Harry and Guido Baumbach, musicians. I sing professionally and use healing sound and music in my healing therapies. Any other Baumbach musicians and/or healing practitioners out there? THANKS for the great, professional site!

Name: Jeanne Baumbach Greiser

Street: 4596 Jerry Wright Road

City: Alexandria

State: Ky

Zip: 4101

Phone: 859-635-1555


have done family research for about 20 years...the internet is a wonderful tool...was thrilled to see the name baumbach as a web page...

Name: Ally Baumbach


City: Denver

State: CO




I always love learning more about the Baumbachs...

Name: Patricia Baumbach Geary

Street: 356 Alexander Avenue

City: Crockett

State: Ca

Zip: 94525



Hi This is pretty darn neat ! You folks certainly put a tremendous amount of hard work and energy in to your Webb site. A job very well done. You must be terribly proud. My Dad Phillip August Baumbach was born in 1912, lived in the Central Valley of California. He was orphaned in 1919, and went to live with his newly married 18 year old sister Tillie, in Dinuba, California. At the age of 8 years, as his story is told, he begun his on the nob training as a plumber's helper to his brother-in-law George Stanton, Tillie's husband.Thus began his 45 years of being a plumber as was your Dad.In 1944, during WWII, he moved his family from the Valley to Pittsburg California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became established and part owner of Pittsburg Plumbling and Heating with his nephew Raymond. He took over the company shortly thereafter and was in the plumbing business until his retirement in 1963. Small world I would say !!!!

Name: Philip,Marcelle,David,Edward and Emma Baumbach

Street: 11 Nursery Road

City: Prestwich,Manchester

State: UK

Zip: M25 3EP



My Grandfather was born in Niederwillingen in Thuringen, Germany around 1880. He was a glassblower. There were many glassblowers in that area so he came to live near Manchester, England in about 1900 where there were very few glassblowers. He made a good living and worked with several people who later became famous. His work enabled Ernest Rutherford to split the atom. I have never met any other Baumbachs other than relatives and I don't think we are related to any other in the UK. I'm very impressed with the website.

Name: Randy Baumbach

Street: 2928 63rd

City: Fennville

State: MI

Zip: 49408



URL: http://



Name: Christof Baumbach


City: Heilbronn



Phone: 0049-1772040126




Hey baumbachs´, great site, and very interesting information about our name. Go on... perhaps we´ll see at the meeting:-)

yours Christof Baumbach

Name: rosemary baumbach

Street: 11647 heavytree

City: gold river

State: ca

Zip: 95670

Phone: 916 6388792


URL: http://


I am David Baumbachs widow. he was born in Alexandria va and later moved to Glouster courthouse. Had a brother richard who died and jimmy.Parents were dorothy and roy.

Name: james baumbach, gwendolyn baumbach and michelle mckernan(soon to be baumbach)

Street: 5020 derry street #2

City: hbg

State: pa

Zip: 17111

Phone: 7175642049


URL: http://


hi just thought one baumbach family to another would be nice to chat to! bye! michelle

Name: Adam Christopher Baumbach

Street: PO Box 461

City: Maytown

State: PA

Zip: 17550

Phone: (717) 426-3163




Came across this website and I was totally fascinated. I've always been interested into the Baumbach family history, ever since my Great Aunt Catherine Baumbach from Rochester, NY made a very detailed Baumbach family tree. I currently have a copy of that if anybody wants to see it. My family is from the South-Central Pennsylvania area. My parents and I live in Maytown, PA while my Grandparents live in Middletown, PA. One of my Baumbach family relatives being a head Washington, DC lawyer for the Govt. Thanx again for the great website.

Name: Joey Baumbach

Street: 802 W.  12th

City: McCook

State: Ne

Zip: 69001


Email: jkbaum@swnebr

URL: http://


Is always nice to hear the name Baumbach in other parts of the country because there seem to be very few around here. Such a cool name and all you know.....

Name: Mike Baumbach

Street: 1 Castle Point Stevens Institute Of Technology

City: Hoboken

State: NJ

Zip: 07030



URL: http://

Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Time: 12:50:54 AM


hey baumbach's

Name: Roland Baumbach


City: Gundelsheim

State: Germany




URL: http://


nice to hear that there are baumbachs too! :-) roland

Name: Walter D. Baumbach


City: Willow Street

State: pa

Zip: 17584



URL: http://

Date: Friday, October 08, 1999

Time: 06:25:18 PM


Thanks for making the BAUMBACH Website. I look forward to exploring and finding out more information about my family.

From: Jeffrey  Allan  Baumbach
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2000
Time: 06:04:54 PM


Thank you for this website.I would like to know if you have an e-mail address for my great uncle William F. in Burlington,Wis..I would like to contact him and try to find more info. on my family tree.He is the oldest living relative that I know of.My dad is Allan in Houston,Tx.I would like you to add me to your list. Jeffrey Allan Baumbach 1814 Elmcreek Garland,Tx 75040

From: Heather Danielle Omaits
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2000
Time: 09:27:46 AM


My family comes from Germany and I think that it is internesting to look at the castle and stuff like that

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2000 6:44 PM
Subject: please post this to comments board, it doesn't work for me

Nice to be integrated.  Baumbachs should be inclusive. Oh, did you know that the  highest concentration of Baumbach's in California is in Lodi? Check that out.  My grandfather was Robert Baumbach (a common name for Baumbach's I see.  I won't give many more names than that.  I'll be going to Germany soon...hope to meet some open armed distantly related family.  Please write me esp. those of you abroad (outside the US).
Viele Gruesse an Alle!,   Lucas Baumach

From: Amber Ann Baumbach Sutton
Date: Monday, August 07, 2000
Time: 11:41:52 PM


Harold Baumbach from Genoa,Wi has died and also Jeralod Baumbach Des Monies has also died. My name is Amber Ann Baumbach Sutton. My Dad was AlvinJ. and the two pervious names where my uncles, I come from the Guido and Juluis bunch from Sparta WI. Please contact me Ambrosia52 Thanks

From: Donna Baumbach Landau
Date: Monday, August 07, 2000
Time: 10:31:45 PM


Dear William, Thank you for getting me started looking into my family tree. I haven't had much luck so far. I am Donna Baumbach Landau and I live in South Carolina. My grandfather, Arthur had 2 brothers, William and Edward. They lived in the Bronx. If anyone knows of my great grandfather, Emil Baumbach, please contact me at I believe he or his father was a Lieutenant in the Civil War. Emil had a twin sister named Barbara and 4 brothers, Richard, Oscar, William and one whose name I do not know. My great grandmother's name was Barbara Kramer. Greetings to all of my very distant cousins.---Donna

P.S. to my note? My Great grandfather Emil Baumbach's brother William was the first band master of the NYC Fire Department Band. Perhaps this is a clue to help me link up with anyone knowing more about that branch of the family through your web site. Thanks, Donna Baumbach Landau

From: Susan Cay Baumbach Hopkins
Date: Monday, August 07, 2000
Time: 09:34:33 PM


I think this site is great! I have a family history booklet of the Baumbach family that my Uncle Glen Baumbach put together. I think it is pretty special to have such caring people to take an interest in their family background. It is lots of work.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 6:44 PM
Subject: Hi William, my mother's maiden name is Baumbach--Wie gehts?

She just returned home to Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, after going to my cousin's wedding in Colorado. Her brothers (my uncles) are Richard Baumbach of Northwood, Ohio and Ralph Baumach of Stoughton, Wisconsin. It was Ralph's youngest daughter who just married for the first time; her name is Melanie. My mother told me about this website today when she got back. Her brother, Richard, had informed her about it and she had seen it in his home on his computer.

It is very interesting to learn about family history. I studied German for two years in high school which was all it was offered. My daughter, Sandra, was born in 1981 when I was 23 years old. She studied German for 3 years in high school. She is home for the summer, planning to return as a sophomore to the University of Cincinnati in September where she is majoring in history. I have a degree in Secretarial Science from Columbus State Community college. My e-mail addresses are or I am very sociable, have lots of friends and my daughter does too.

Thank you for creating your website. It is very interesting and I will send it to my daughter who will love to see it I am sure. My daughter's e-mail address is . Yes, she loves monkeys and a collection of plush monkeys instead of collecting teddy bears, she has collected monkeys. She has a good sense of humor. She is a real sweetheart. She is waiting for me to play Uno, so I better run. God bless you, Sharla

Date: Thursday, August 03, 2000
Time: 01:26:11 AM



From: Wolfgang von Baumbach
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Time: 09:36:36 PM


I fully enjoyed this website to learn of more Baumbach family history,and hope that we can visit during the Baumbach reunion.

From: Peggy J. Chew (Baumbach)
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Time: 03:39:37 PM


I am researching the Baumbachs from Middletown PA and have gone back 3 generations now I need help???????

-----Original Message-----
From:  [mailto: ]
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 12:55 AM
Subject: Baumbach Family History

Mr. Baumbach,

My name is Rebecca Anne (Tautges) Baumbach. I am a Baumbach by marriage, but I am very interested in the family history as is my husband, Sean Baumbach. Thank you for the invitation to the reunion in Germany. We would love to go, but we're unable to make it. Your letter has led us to quite a bit of information about the family, thank you. My mother-in-law, Roxanne Alice (Riedel) Baumbach, wife of Richard Adolph Baumbach, gave my husband the following family history as written by Fred Baumbach in March 1969. Henry and Guido Baumbach, twin brothers, were born in Stadt Weimer, Saxony, Germany in 1825. They apprenticed to an uncle, Casper Baumbach, as shoemaker, weave, and baker up to the age of 19 years. At this time they were subject to military draft so they decided to emigrate to America. Being musically inclined, the two brothers traveled on foot earning their way by performing on flute and piccolo at each town visited. This required the stamp of approval from the magistrate of the town and was recorded in what was called a Wanderer Book. This book, together with their flute and piccolo are still in existence. The journey from home to the port of embarkation at Bremen, Germany, lasted from May 1844 to the following August. Six weeks aboard sailship brought the two brothers to Trenton, New Jersey. The next stop was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they were hired to play in the Forpaugh and Sells Circus band, traveling from town to town by wagon train. After a season with the circus they married two sisters by the name of Catherine and Dorthea Katzman also recently from Germany. From Philadelphia the two couples moved to Middletown, Pennsylvania, being employed at their trades learned back in Germany. By 1866, the two brothers had children. Henry with six sons and Guido with three sons and three daughters.

Henry was not satisfied with the idea of raising six sons under city environment so he contacted a brother-in-law, Mr. Kurtzman then living in Wisconsin. Locating a homestead on the ridge near Norwalk, Wisconsin, the Henry Baumbach family moved from Middletoen, Pennsylvania in 1887 to the homestead. They set to work with grub hoe and axe and acquired a home with much hardship. However, Henry required his boys to take musical instruction from him for recreation. This resulted in the Baumbach Band which was engaged in entertaining at many social gatherings around Norwalk in those days. 

This brings us to the marriage of Henry's six sons, as follows; Guido Jr. married Delia Lueck, and their children consisted of seven sons namely: George, Will, Elmer, Julian, Oscar, Robert, and Rueben, the latter being twins. George married Delia Schmalz, and their children consisted of four daughters and three sons, namely: Emma, Minnie, Edward, Herman, Otto, Ida, and Martha. John married Mary Jones and their children consisted of four sons namely: Johnnie, Charlie, Henry, and William. Henry Jr. married Caroline Perso, and their children consisted of three daughters and one son, namely: Mary Breitenfield, Martha Schwarz, Alma Telfer, and Herman, who is now residing in Nebraska. William married Bertha Schamens and their children consisted of four daughters and two sons, namely: Melita, Alvina, Thressia, August, Adolph, and Meta. Albert married Caroline Schendel and their children consisted of Fred W. and Paul A. Baumbach. Guido Sr., the twin brother of Henry, had a family of three sons and three daughters. This family settled in Pennsylvania and are all residing in the East. A brother, Valentine came to Americs later. Charles Baumbach, a grandson of Guido was director of a 30 piece band for 30 years and in this band there were nine Baumbachs. They performed in the East and Canada. At the Lutheran Cemetary near Norwalk, WI are buried the original Henry Baumbach Sr., and his wife Catherine; Martha; George and his wife;also Henry Jr. and his wife, Caroline. Herman Baumbach, the grandson of Henry Sr., lives on the old homestead farm near Norwalk, WI. 

This is all the Baumbach Family information I have at this time. Adolph, son of William, was my father-in-law's father. Adolph married Meta Friede and had three children: Richard, Audrey, and Opal. I am wondering if there was a mistake about Guido Jr.'s wife's name. I saw in another email on your site the name Ottilie Lueck being married to Guido Jr. instead of the name Delia. 

Thank you again for news of the reunion and the great website. We welcome any correspondence from other Baumbachs who want to get to know each other.

Rebecca A. Baumbach

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2000
Time: 05:50:47 PM


hi name is ray baumbach,i live in summerfield wife are going to the baumbach reunion in germany.i would like some info on motels in that area and any other things i should know.thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From:  [mailto: ]
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 10:07 PM
Subject: Baumbach family history

 Hi William:

I am getting back to you with more information on my Baumbach heritage and
how we may be related to your family.

My great-great-grandfather, Henry Baumbach Sr. had a son, Guido (Named after
his twin-brother, Guido and my great-great-uncle) who married Ottilie Lueck.
They had seven sons; William, George, Elmer, Julian, Oscar, and twins Robert
and Reuben (my grandfather).  My Baumbach family moved to the Wisconsin area
in the late 1800's with the opening up of the railroads.  My grandfather,
Reuben Baumbach was a retired railroader.

Henry Baumbach, Sr. and Guido (the twin Baumbach brother's) upon emigration
to the US, were hired to play in the FORPAUGH and SELLS Circus Band in
Philadelphia, PA.  I have two different pictures of this band.  The FORPAUGH
and SELLS Circus Band played for President Lincoln's inaugural ball, March 4,
1981.  President Lincoln's inaugration was the first inaugural to take place
beneath the unfinished US Capitol Dome.

Also, Guido, twin brother of Henry Sir, had three sons and three daughters
and resided in Pennsylvania (Middletown area).  Doris King, daughter of Betty
Baumbach has the Middletown, PA Baumbach family traced and documented very
well.  She even has the ship registry on which they emigrated to the US.  Let
me know if you need her address and information.

There are no longer any living Baumbach's of my grandfather's generation.  We
are now working on my mother's generation.  My mother, Muriel Baumbach
Washbond (Mt. Pulaski, IL)  has the following siblings, Calvin Baumbach
(Minneapolis, MN), Elinor Baumbach Meyer (Rochester, MN), Kenneth Baumbach
(Duluth, MN), Loren Baumbach (Northfield, MN), Roger Baumbach (our Nomad and
happy wonderer), Duane Baumbach (Mt. Pulaski, IL).  Deceased siblings, Eugene
Baumbach (Eyoto, MN) and Barbara Baumbach Stoloch (Eyoto, MN).

Thanks for keeping in touch.

Georgia Baumbach Kinsley

-----Original Message-----
From:  []
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 3:57 PM
Subject: Baumbach Reunion

Hi William:

I just wanted to give you background on my Baumbach heritage.  My great-great
grandfather was Henry Baumbach, Sr. (twin brother of Guido) who was born in
1825 and emigrated to America when they were 19 years old.  They were

My grandfather, Reuben, was born February 22, 1900 in or around Sparta, WI.,
and died in January 1990.  He had 8 children.  My mother Muriel was the
oldest, born April 29, 1921.  She still survives and lives in Mt. Pulaski,
IL.  I will remail more.

Georgia Kinsley


HI, My name is Andrew Baumback, and I am living in Australia. I guess my parents never found out much about the family history..from what I can know possibly early 20th Century or thereabouts some of the Baumbacks migrated to England (and changed the last letter of the name I guess to not appear so "ethnic"!) I was born in England in 1964 and we in turn migrated to Aust in 1968. I have a 10 year old son (Julian) who would love to feel he has a "connection" with Germany and other Baumbacks, as we have no other relatives in Oz from the Baumback (apart from brothers' families) and there are only a handful of names even similar to Baumbach even in our country's phone directories!!

I would love to hear if anyone knows of the "England" connection!

hey there. i have known lisa and willie almost my whole life.... willie comes over occasionally and i talk to lisa a lot. i thought that when willie told me to go to this site it would be like any other "family" page- but, it's not. i like it a lot. when i tried to go into the homepages it didnt work- but i understand that some things take time to work out to perfection. anyways, thanks for giving me something to do on a rainy night like tonight!

My name is Jens Baumbach, I was born on the 7th of may in 1969 in Geldern/Germany. My father, Günter Ernst Baumbach, was born on the 4th of january in 1938 in Emmerich, which is also in Germany. Now an interesting point: My grandfather, Walter Baumbach, born 1905, has grown up in "Wildungen" or "Bad Wildungen", which is near Kassel/Germany. And Kassel is near BaumbachCastle! Some years ago, my grandmother told me something about my grandfathers family. Some of my old, very old, relatives has gone to the states during the 1800's. In one of the next month, I'll get a part of the written down history of our family. If you are interested, I'll gave it as a copy to you. Some other details about my person: I am married with an nice little lady, called Marion, her name of birth is Feuerreiter. We got 2 boys, Maximilian, * 18.08.1995, and Christoph, *27.10.1996 My wife is an nurse and my profession is to be a police officer

Jens Baumbach


-----Original Message-----
From: mmmpc317 [mailto: ]
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 1:32 PM
Subject: hi


Thank you for telling me about the castle and the history of your
family.  I am a Baumbach by marriage but I wanted to ask how we know we
are related to you or can be traced back to the castle?  My husband's
grandfather was Ruebin Rinehart Baumbach.  He lived in Sparta
Wisconsin.  We have a family reunion of his descendents every odd year
(this is a very large family).  Last reunion I saw a picture of the
Lincoln Inagural Band in which there were Baumbach's playing-they were
musicians in German before coming to America. One name I know is Guido
Baumbach who was a musician. So are we related?  It's big family.

Ann Baumbach


Thanks for doing this great web site. Can not attend the reunion on Sep 9, but appreciated the notification. Do you have any information on how we could find out about our Baumbach ancestor who came to the USA about 1840. We have very little info on where he came from and if any remaining relatives are in Germany.

Jerry C Baumbach 6004 South Lima Street Englewood, CO 80111


great site. I have another link for you. my homepage.


Hi everybody called BAUMBACH I am a Baumbach, too. My name is Jens Baumbach, I live in Munich, Germany Years ago, my grandmother told me about same relatives, who went to america.

This part of our family has come from (Bad) Wildungen in Germany.

Maybe, there is a relationship between us.


Your Jens Baumbach


This note is to W.J. Baumbach, Jr.,

Why is it that you don't ever mention the name of the woman, who stood by your father's side through the hard times as well as the good times, and made it possible for him to become a millionaire? You know who I am talking about? Lillian's mother Mrs. Louise Carter Baumbach.... Why have you left this vital part of your father's fame out of the "family history"?


Hi my name is Melanie Wikberg, I am a 33 year old mother of three. On May 24th I will be taking my master plumbers exam. I (with g-ds help) will be the first female master plumber in the city of Scranton Pennsylvania. I really wish i could've met Lillian. I first heard of her in Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine that my husband and I love to read. I think that they should do a little more for the women in the trade. Unlike Lillian, my father was a carpenter and against me becoming one. So one day aplumber friend needed a helper and I volunteered and it's been 14 years and I'm still with it. And just like Lillian I didn't have to give up my femininity!!!!!!! So now that its getting closer to May 24th I just felt the need to e-mail you and tell you a little bit about me. I currently work for a very large Mechanical contractor and do commercial, industrial and some residential service work. I really love it!!! I also am involved in a great project. I am the plumber for Habitat for Humanities "woman Build". We are a group of skilled and unskilled women who joined together in the spirit of sisterhood to build a house for a single mom. This is not a handout like so many people think. She is ahard working mother and has to give back sweat equity 500 hours worth and also pay a mortgage. I am also a wife and a mother of an 11 year old girl, a 9 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. Thanks for listening Mrs Melanie Wikberg


Our Daughter found your web site and sent it to us. We have enjoyed it very much. There are many Baumbach in Texas.


I never really knew there were so many people with the name Baumbach


My name is Raymond D. Chavez; my Mother's name was Adelina Apodaca Bom-bach; her Father's name was Charles David Salmon Bombach; his Father's name was Otto J. Bombach, Sr. Otto came to the USA via Galveston, Texas and settled in San Antonio, Texas in 1848. He married a widow named Sarah Small (no marriage records - she was 18 yrs his senior!) They acquired properties there, and he refurbished her boarding house and is now a national historical monument - The Otto J. Bombach, Sr residence and The Little Rhein Steak- house on the River Walk. They separa- ted (no divorce or other record), and he went to Jimenez, Mexico where he married Hipolita Salmon (no marriage record) and brought her to the Las Cruces, New Mexico area where they set-tled and sired five boys and two girls. They are buried in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The certificate where he becomes a USA citizen shows that he was born in Perleberg, Prussia in 1831 and is dated 1852. My second cousin here in El Paso tells me that he strongly believes that his surname was Baumbach and not Bombach! We sure would like to clear this up and put it to rest, and wouldn't mind being decendants of Baum-bachs. I would dearly like to come to Germany in September and meet youall! My email is: Hope to hear from youall.


If you would like to know about all of the Baumbachs in western PA, send me an email.


George Michael Baumbach, born 1958, son of Richard Roland Baumbach, born 1931 in Herndon, VA, and moved to Gloucester,VA. He was the son of Alfred Roy Baumbach, born 1905, who was the son of Roy Alfred Baumbach, born 1882 in Sterling, VA.


My father, David Roy Baumbach was born and raised in Gloucester, VA along with another brother and a sister (I think). I'm trying to find information on my grandparents but I'm having a hard time. I met them once when I was very young. I think my granddad's name was Rot but I'm not sure. Any help could put me in touch with a family I've never come to know. Thanks.


My great grandmothers father was Theodor A. W. Baumbach from Sachsen-Gohta. He must have been born in the beginning of 1800. He was an officer in the Prussian army and probably joined the French foreign legion and was stationed in Afghanistan. What we know for sure is that he then joined the Dutch Colonial Army (K.N.I.L) in Indonesia. He married and had a daughter in 1853.

I would be very glad if someone could give me some more information about him.




It's very strange to see the Baumbach in the US. I am from the Netherlands. over here we are only with a few. nice site





DO you know of any Baumbach in Canada...


I am looking for my grandfather who lives in Arizona. I think it may be in Suncity. His name is Leroy Baumbach. I haven't seen him since I was really little. And was looking for an address or phone number or any other way to reach him. Thank you . Micheal & Karen BaumbachB


I stumbled upon your website some time ago, but just recently noticed the information about your ancestor's Christening. I was stunned to see that the godfather was August Baumbach from Bad Liebenstein. I'm wondering if my great-grandfather might be the same person. His name, too, was August Baumbach (His full name was Johann George Gottlieb August Baumbach, but he used August as his first name). He lived in Steinbach bei Bad Liebenstein, which is right next to Bad Liebenstein, from at least 1859 until 1873. He later lived in Coburg. He was born in Sichelreuth. Do you know anything about the August Baumbach who was your ancestor's godfather? Do you know how your family is related to him? Thanks for this great website.


Thanks this is really great. If you would like info on the Pennsylvania Baumbach's let me know. Thanks again.


My name is Carmen D. Mistichelli. I came across your web page yesterday, Oct. 3. I would like information about the back water valve you show under inventions. I downloaded your distributors. I called three of them and they didn't know what I was talking about. Please respond as quickly as possible. The valve developed by your father is probablity exactly what I'm looking for. By the way, I am a licensed master plumber in New Jersey. I haven't worked at the trade for the past 20 year but still maintain my license.

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Gray [mailto: ]
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 1999 10:25 PM
Subject: Baumbach descendent

My GGGgrandfather was General-Major Karl Ludwig Von Baumbach

His daughter, Amalie, born in 1809 in Germany, came to the United States in Oct of 1852. She, her husband Martin Dippel, and 10 children arrived in NY aboard the Bremen ship, Julia.

I have some Baumbach information from the First German Presbyterian church in NY. I have never met a Baumbach or even another descendent. Most of my family is from Va- in fact Amalie and Martin Dippel's daughter (who is my GGgrandmother) settled in Charlottesville.

Do you know of anyone else who is doing research on this surname?


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 11:04 AM
Subject: History Page Comments

From:  Jeanne Baumbach Jahnke
Date:  Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Time:  11:03:43 AM


Good Morning:

My Mother, Ethel Baumbach, married to Carl Baumbach, and I her daughter Jeanne, had a wonderful time yesterday surfing your site.  It is tremendous.  Thank you so much doing this site.  I printed alot of pictures for her to take home and show my brother and sisters.

This morning I got back on here immediately to try to find out how we are related.  My grandfather, Carl Herman Joseph Baumbach was born in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, 2,July,1881, My Father, Carl Paul Lincoln Baumbach, born in Fall Creek, Wis. 12,Feb.1909.  My Great Grandfather Carl J>G>Baumbach, born in Germany, married 1872 to Friederika Walter, birthplace, Schleswig, Denmark.

That's all I have found on my family, I wonder if you have found any of them?  I sure would appreciate getting any advise you could help me with.

Once again, thank you so much for your website, I cannot tell you how much fun Mother and I had here yesterday.

Jeanne Baumbach Jahnke
2715 Fieldridge Dr.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188


Here is a Baumbach in South Africa.


Good Morning:

My Mother, Ethel Baumbach, married to Carl Baumbach, and I her daughter Jeanne, had a wonderful time yesterday surfing your site. It is tremendous. Thank you so much doing this site. I printed alot of pictures for her to take home and show my brother and sisters.

This morning I got back on here immediately to try to find out how we are related. My grandfather, Carl Herman Joseph Baumbach was born in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, 2,July,1881, My Father, Carl Paul Lincoln Baumbach, born in Fall Creek, Wis. 12,Feb.1909. My Great Grandfather Carl J>G>Baumbach, born in Germany, married 1872 to Friederika Walter, birthplace, Schleswig, Denmark.

That's all I have found on my family, I wonder if you have found any of them? I sure would appreciate getting any advise you could help me with.

Once again, thank you so much for your website, I cannot tell you how much fun Mother and I had here yesterday.

Jeanne Baumbach Jahnke 2715 Fieldridge Dr. Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188


My name is Ed Baumbach Jr., son of Edward Robert Baumbach of Hillsdale NJ.

I recently moved to the DC area.

Ed Baumbach 7500 Woodmont Ave #519 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301)913-9139

You have my dad listed as E R Baumbach in Hillsdale and you have me listed at my old address in Hoboken NJ.




Hellow. How are you doing? Do you know that there is baumbachs in Brazil?? I am Rudinei Baumbach and my father and mother still speak germany,here in brazil we are about 400 and we live basically in rio grande do sul but we are in several states. I, for instance, live in parana, because of the university i had moved from santa catarina where my family lives (parana, santa catarina and rio grande do sul are states of Brazil) there is almost no information about baumbachs here in brazil, none in books only what have been learned from the ancients as you should know here in brazil we are a little poor and the baumbach are not differents so the internet arrived a little late.... and i believe that i am the only baumbach with the access to it but i'm looking if i am wrong... i wrote about the internet because is it that is providing the opportunitty to see if there is baumbach in Usa (and in Germany too). do you know any information about baumbach's imigration to Brazil? i belive that it ocurred about 1850 but it could be much wrong because the lack of information. I would like to write much more but my english is poor and i have no dictionary near, by the way i am very enthusiamed by seeing that baumbachs are in the whole world... I beg you to contact me with any information, any doubt, just to indicate that you have received. I have uncountable doubts an questions about baumbach in the forwards contacts i will expose. Please contact me at or i will be very grateful. My phone number is 041 9130773( you must find the international code) and my address is Rua Desembargador Benvindo Valente, 192 Bairro São Francisco Curitiba- Paraná - Brazil Cep 80520 020. Thank you very much.


see you later alligator


I like the Web Site very much but at one time I saw pictures of the Baumbach castle in there and now I can't find them. I have been writing to two men that live over there in the town where the Castle is located, very interesting. Thank you, Raymond E. Baumbach


My name is Herman R. Bomback (age 47) and I wonder if there is a link between your family and mine. I understand that immigration changed the spelling of my grandfather's name when he arrived in the U.S. To what degree, I do not know.

Also, my grandmother's maiden name was Kramer.


I thought that this was a very interesting and creative way to let others learn about the Baumbach history. I am a Baumbach myself and I thought that is was very informational and fun to read about!! Thanks!


I once found a site for Baumbach Consulting located in Germany. I just checked the url and received an error message. Oh well!

I noticed that you have not provided an area for the Canadian portion of the name. When I moved to London, Ontario I noticed that there were a few Baumbachs here, besides me.

In my case, I am originally from Wisconsin, but now reside in Ontario.

-----Original Message-----
From: rudinei baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 6:12 PM
Subject: origins

Hellow. How are you doing? Do you know that there is baumbachs in Brazil?? I am Rudinei Baumbach and my father and mother still speak germany,here in brazil we are about 400 and we live basically in rio grande do sul but we are in several states. I, for instance, live in parana, because of the university i had moved from santa catarina where my family lives (parana, santa catarina and rio grande do sul are states of Brazil) there is almost no information about baumbachs here in brazil, none in books only what have been learned from the ancients as you should know here in brazil we are a little poor and the baumbach are not differents so the internet  arrived a little late.... and i believe that  i am the only baumbach with the access to it but i'm looking if  i am wrong... i wrote about the internet because is it that is providing the opportunitty to see if  there is baumbach in Usa (and in Germany too). do you know any information about baumbach's imigration to Brazil? i belive that it ocurred about 1850 but it could be much wrong because the lack of information. I would like to write much more but my english is poor and i have no dictionary near, by the way i am very enthusiamed by seeing that baumbachs are in the whole world... I beg you to contact me with any information, any doubt, just to indicate that you have received. I have uncountable doubts an questions about baumbach in the forwards contacts i will expose. Please contact me at  or i will be very grateful. My phone number is 041 9130773( you must find the international code) and my address is

Rua Desembargador Benvindo Valente, 192   Bairro São Francisco   Curitiba- Paraná - Brazil Cep 80520 020. Thank you very much.

-----Original Message-----
From: Uli Baumbach [mailto: ]
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 1999 4:00 PM
Subject: Baumbach-family in Germany

 Hi there William,

it's great of you to spend so much time in creating your webpage. Well done ! I find it really comprehensive.

My name is Uli Baumbach (Hanns Ulrich) and I'm living as a German citizen in Isenbüttel, a village about   100 kilometer east of Hannover, close to Braunschweig and Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen (lower saxony)

I grew up in Bielefeld, a university-town in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

My father Hans Rudi Baumbach was born at the 02-05-1913 in Germanys' Oranienbaum, a small city in Sachsen-Anhalt.  It has a magnificent ensemble comprising the palace, park and town and was ceated at the end of the 17th century and has been largely preserved. Oranienbaum is situated east of Dessau. Here Walter Gropius founded the 'Bauhaus'and worked together with the artists, architects, designers and photographers as Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Georg Muche und Oskar Schlemmer. From here the brilliant ideas of these masters made the 'Bauhaus'-movement popular. West of Oranienbaum is the city of Wittenberg, where Martin Luther wrote his thesis and revolutionized the christian world.

My fathers father was Otto Baumbach, born 03-11-1877 in Oranienbaum and my fathers mother was Friederike Ernestine Krause, born 07-25-1876 also in Oranienbaum.  Otto Baumbachs' parents were Cristoph Baumbach, born 01-19-1835 in Oranienbaum and Wilhelmine Dorothea Schwann, born 11-25-1837.

Of course I should'nt forget my mother (thanks to her) Gertrud Anna Zurgeissel, born 06-07-1919 in Hausberge/Porta-Westfalica. Her father was Caspar Anton Zurgeissel and her mother was Catharina Elisabeth Picker.

If anybody thinks, there could be a relationship to me or my fathers history, don't hesitate to post me a Email, Internet makes the world small.

Kind regards,

Uli Baumbach

Email:   and

Sent: Saturday, January 02, 1999 11:39 PM
Subject: Descendants of Wm Baumbach (Canada/Nebr)


In my family notes from Rev. Walter Klipp of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ask Creek, McCrook, Nebraska (July 27, 1976), located about 10 miles southest of McCook, Nebraska, (first lutheran church in the area and goes back to about 1884), he writes:

(1) A William Baumbach died on November 20, 1938, and was listed as having been born November 26, 1865, in Canada. In Canada, it was in the Rostock and Gads Hill Region of Ontario, Canada, and family still existed in that area (about 1970s).

(Special note: Another family surname Esch also came in

those years from Canada, as others.)

(2) William Baumbach and Margaretha Vogt Baumbach The first record is when Willliam and Margaretha came for the baptismof their daughter, Clara Rosetta Baumbach in 1894. Following are children, Edwin 1897, Lorenz Reinhard 1900 (who is my grandfather), Esther 1902, Edmund 1905, Heinrich 1907, Margaretha 1912. Then wife Margaretha died on April 10, 1914. Then daughter Thelma is born in 1918 with Magdalenda Klein as her mother. The family disappears from the records in 1919.

(3) William’s (above) son Lorenz born on March 22, 1900 is my grandfather. He was baptized on May 6 (sponsors with surnames of Ebert, Podolski, and Wagner). He was confirmed on April 5, 1914 by Rev. L. Ernst, Jr. At the age of 20, he married Clara Wilhelmina Unger, on July 5, 1920, with Gustav Unger and Lydia Leibbrandt as attendants.

Lorenz wife Clara was born on May 16, 1902, baptized on June 8, 1902 (sponsors surnames of Podolski and Wall). She was confirmed on April 22, 1917 by Rev. L. Ernst. She was age 18 when she married Lorenz. Children from this marriage were Luella Clara 5/21/1921 (my mother) Loretta Margaret 1922, Harold Lee 1923, Ivan Dale 1925 (died as an infant/other?), Marvel William 1926, Lee Frederick 1928. The last communion take in this church was in 1927, with the last baptism in 1928. Daughter Betty Lou was born in 1929.

(4) My mother took communion in May 1935 at this church, with Matt. 6, 33 as  her confirmation text. Next to the records it states, "went to Concordia, McCook, Nebraska). There now is no record of this congregation in McCook. The paster discovered that there had been a bit of trouble in the Peace Lutheran Church, and some families left the congregation.*

With this split, a paster of the ALC or English Synod was brought in and they held services in McCook. This pastor is supposed to have worked very patiently at a reconciliaton for these people and led them back to the Peace Lutheran Church congregation, and then himself, left the town with his project of reconciliation completed.

(*I remember my mother discussing the fact that there were a number of the church congregation who because they now lived in America wanted their church services performed in English rather than German.

This seems to be an explanation for the split in the congregation.)

(5) The Unger family whose daughter Clara Wilhelmina married Lorenz Baumbach first appeared in the same church records about 1884. Her father Fred F. Unger, came from Hoffnungstahl, Russia (Germans in Russia)  Hoffnungstahl was near the Odessa Seaport of Russia. That is the German name of the village before the Russians came and changed it back to a Russian name.

They came out of Russia as part of the Johann Leibbrandt Group.

Respectfully Submitted,

Zeta WILSON Peterson (born Red Oak, Iowa)

daughter of Luella Clara BAUMBACH Wilson (Deceased)

17067 Creekside Circle
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-4619
email: and

Alternate Contact:

Cousin, Alice BAUMBACH Williamsen (Mrs. Dale Williamsen) Omaha, Nebraska

Zeta Peterson (408) 779-3100 <Prodigy Distribution List> CC: USGL54B

From: Teal A. Peterson []
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 1999 10:15 PM

BILL, I know that you are related to me. I am age 50 now, but remember visiting my mother’s Uncle Billy near Indianola, Nebraska. I think my mother’s cousin was named Howard. We spent many summers of my childhood visiting the McCook, Trenton, Bertrand, Indianaola, Nebraka regions.

When we went to Canada, there was a Baumbach (I think his name was Billy, too.). My father was stunned as he said he looked just like Uncle Billy from Indianola, Nebraska. And, both of them ‘chewed’ tobacco! There is an entire cemetery in Canada with our relatives. My father, sister, and I walked there behind the church. There is a great Candian Genealogy page that can take you to the cemetery lists. I think I found about 40 names of our ancestors in it. (try web url ) I am not certain if that is the full address but you should be able to do it with a search of Canadian Genealogy and History Links.

I know that my grandfather Lorenz has a brother in Washington State (Great Uncle Edwin) and a sister in Southern California (Great Aunt Margaret). I do not know if both are alive though. Uncle Edwin and his wife never had children. Margaret’s husband died and she remarried a man by the name of Rogers.

From: Teal A. Peterson []
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 1999 8:49 PM
Subject: Baumbach Family Descendant


My name is Zeta WILSON Peterson. My mother was a Baumbach.

I will attempt to outline very briefly what I know without my notes in front of me.

My mother was Luella Clara Baumbach (Wilson) born May 21, 1921

Her mother was Clara Wilhelmina (Unger) Baumbach born May 16, 1902

Her father was Lorenz Reinhard Baumbach born March 22, 1900

As far as I know all of them were born in Nebraska. Clara and Lorenz raised their family in the McCook, Nebraska area; later moving to Red Oak, (SW) Iowa Together Lorenz and Clara had six children:

Luella Clara Born 1921 (Mrs. Cleo Adelbert Wilson) Red Oak, Iowa Loretta Margaret Born 1922 (1st-Rufus Core, 2nd Merv Laire-Both Deceased)

Red Oak, Iowa

Harold Lee Born 1923 Southwest Iowa (Married)

Marvel William Born 1926 Southwest Iowa (Married)

Lee Frederick Born 1928 Southwest Iowa (Married)

Betty Lou Born 1929 (Eugene Smith-Villisca, Iowa)

I believe that Lorenz’s father’s name was William.

I do know that all of their ancestors came from a rural area of Ontario, Canada (Rostock and Gads Hill) which is north of Stratford, Ontario Canada. My sister and I personally visited the area and their are ‘numerous’ ancestors buried there.

It was explained to me that they left the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany in the approx. 1830-1840 timeframe. There are still living relatives in Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to put forth all of your history on the internet.

God Bless,

Zeta Peterson
17067 Creekside Circle
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-4619

My cousin Alice Baumbach Williamsen (Mrs. Dale Williamsen) would also be interested in any history that you may have. She can be copied on her email at She currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska. (Note most of my family are all still in the McCook, Nebraska and Southwest Iowa regions.

Below is a letter I got in the mail on 08-20-98

I am hoping to find some Baumbach relatives who for many years lived in the Alexander, Arlington area. My mother's maiden name was Baumbach. Her father, Joseph Powers Baumbachs family immigrated from Hamburg, Germany in the 1840s and settled in Washington, D.C. His was a family of musicians.

I have written a book, Family Stories Style, with attractive cover, and many photographs, that contain some family history they may not know about. I hope to find some relatives who would like to receive such a book.

Mrs. Vivian Rittenhouse
25586 Cottonwood Road
Loma Linda, CA. 92354-2402

From: Katrin Baumbach []
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 1998 4:46 PM
Subject: hello!

This is really exciting, Im maybe one of you, but at least I have the same name and coat of arms. An old picture of it and the name Baumbach below is hanging at my parents home.

But now to myself:

My name is Katrin Baumbach (of course!) and Im 19 years old, born in Jena (near Leipzig and Dresden in Germany) on March 20th 1979. My father, Hans-Jürgen Baumbach was born there as well as my grandfather Günter Baumbach and I think my great-grandmother Erna Baumbach (his mother) too...

I dont know more of us, sorry, but I could find out....but hey, there are so many Baumbach’s out there, how do you know, they’re all your family?

Anyway, I’d love to hear from you



From: Torsten Baumbach []

Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 5:30 AM


Subject: History


I’m interested in your history of "all" Baumbach’s !

I’m a Baumbach, too. I’m living in Germany (Jena).

My father - a Baumbach - was born in Germany (Saalfeld). I have no children (until now :-) ) and no sister and no brother.

Now, I’m waiting for your answer.

Thanks, Torsten

From: Baumbach, Dawn []

Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 12:04 PM
To: ‘
Subject: Baumbach’s

Interesting site - my husband is a Baumbach. He’s told me the family tree so many times, but I can’t remember all of it. I’ll try to get it written down and send it in to see if there’s a connection somewhere. We live in Texas. You have me listed under "CENTRAL", but you don’t have my husband, who is the actual Baumbach.

Steven R. Baumbach
22722 Hawkwood
Spring, TX 77373


Dawn Baumbach
(Phone) 281-514-3959

From: Tom Clarke []
Sent: Friday, July 17, 1998 12:47 AM
Subject: Leaks?

Hi Wlliam and Andy.

Great page.. I’m following my fathers footsteps in the business. I built it up back in the ‘60’s, retired and bought a farm. My sons still run the mechanical and electrical side of the business.

I’m not sure I want to go back to 1928!! a bit before my time... Bet you have a few stories to tell about things that went wrong?

Tom Clarke - - ei6eh@amsat.orgBalrath,
Co. Meath, Ireland.
Phone/Fax 010 353 46 40688
Remember .. if it’s not digital, it’s not worh a bit"

From: Erik C. W. Sacra []
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 1998 2:27 PM
Subject: History Page Comments

CommentsÞar William,

My name is Erik C.W. Sacra. I’m an American citizen, born in Northampton MA on Feb. 4, 1964.

My mother’s maiden name is Donata von Baumbach, so I guess we’re related.

I will send you more details soon.
From=Erik C. W. Sacra

From: Kim Stephens []
Sent: Friday, June 19, 1998 1:31 PM
Subject: History Page Comments

Comments=William- I found your website to be the most comprehensive AND entertaining so far. Your webcams are great!

As for your family history, it’s interesting because I am also building my family tree. My family is also from Germany. I still have a way to go. My husbands family tree starts in the County of Devon, England in the year of our lord 1216 AD, with Sir Roger de la Heale, Knight to King Henry III. Thanks for the opportunity to visit your people.

Kim Stephens
RootX - Fast, safe, and simple root control
From=Kim Stephens

From: Ursula Baumbach-Sohie []
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 1998 8:30 AM
Subject: History Page Comments

Comments=Hello, my son Mark found this web-page for me page for me yesterday.

I’m Ursula Baumbach from Germany, but have lived in England (Cambridge) since 1958. My married name is Sohie.

I would like to make contact with other Baumbach’s in Germany and the USA.

I have myself started on a family history of the Baumbach family in the Braunschweig Region.

From=Ursula Baumbach-Sohie

From: Gregory J. Baumbach Jr. []
Sent: Monday, June 15, 1998 1:13 PM
Subject: History Page Comments

Comments=Your entries in the regional list regarding my family follows, along with corrections:

BALLSTON LAKE, NY. 12019-9002
Phone: 518-899-9685

is now

Greg Baumbach Jr.
279 Providence Square Drive
Charlotte, NC 28270

Phone: 315-635-5293

(that would be my parents)

RAVENA, NY. 12143-1212
Phone: 518-756-6178

That is one of my OLD addresses, out of date since May 1996

Here’s a new one (one of my five siblings)

Eric Baumbach
276 First Street
Rochester, MI 48307

Anyway, I’m not sure how close of a relation my family is to yours... From the little family history I know, we arrived in the USA around 1912-1915 from the Black Forest in Deutschland.


Greg Baumbach
Strategic Power Systems, Inc.
From=Gregory J. Baumbach Jr.

Sent: Sunday, May 17, 1998 10:01 PM
Subject: History Page Comments
Posted=Sun 17 May 1998 at 22:01




He says it's a nice Baumbach family home page.

From: David L. Baumbaugh []

Sent: Thursday, April 09, 1998 4:39 PM


Subject: Update to my family history .....

THANK YOU for your webpage !!

UPDATE to my family history >>>

.... I have verified that I am a BAUMBACH - my ancestors were from Cabarz, Germany ( now a part of Tabarz, Thuringen, Germany - S.E. of Gotha ) -- THANKS to Gerhard and Lutz BAUMBACH in Tabarz, Germany.

..... Hans Claus BAUMBACH (my gggg_grandfather)

..... Nicolaus BAUMBACH (my ggg_grandfather) b.1764 m. Anna Elizabetha GRUBEL - Children:

(1) Anna Elizabeth

(2) Anna Barbara