Baumbachs Of Germany

Pictures and other information about Baumbachs and the Baumbach Towns in Germany

Introduction to Baumbachs in Germany

Baumbachs of Germany page includes details of the two towns in Germany. Pictures of the Baumbach castle and pictures from the two trips I made to Germany. It has Information about the history of Baumbachs in Germany.

My German Baumbach friends & relatives in Germany have a web page at: (2023 it is a Mediation business now) 

They were very nice to me during my short visit to Germany. Maybe one day they can come here to the USA., and I can return the same hospitality they gave me. I hope to one day go back to their beautiful country and see them again! 

Website in Ransbach-Baumbach Germany "not in English" This is one of two towns in Germany with the Baumbach name in it. The other town is Alheim-Baumbach and can be viewed at looks like the name of the town was changed from Alheim-Baumbach to just Alheim the old URL was

Gerhard Baumbach in Germany  who's father came from Ebertshausen in Thueringen which is not very far  (approx. 150 km) from the castle in Nentershausen. His Grandfather had a small factory for guns and he was producing pistols for the police in London. Gerhard was kind enough to send me this catalog of guns that Ferdinand Baumbach used to make.


Pictures and information about the Baumbach names in Germany.

Here are pictures and information of the two towns with the name Baumbach in them and the names and information about the German Von Baumbach family that are in charge of the Baumbach Castle, they also own forest's and two other towns in Germany.

The two towns in Germany with the name Baumbach in them are map of Alheim-Baumbach a small farming town that is nearest to Nentershausen, the German Von Baumbachs and the Baumbach/Tannenberg castle. (about thirty minutes drive) Then there is Ransbach-Baumbach (about a two hour drive away) that is a larger town that about ten years ago (from 1996) was two independent towns, one named Ransbach and the other just Baumbach. They merged to make one big town with Motels and Shopping Malls and is famous for making Pottery. Neither of the two towns have any Baumbachs living there are buried in any of the cemeteries (that I could find.) No one in the two towns could tell me why they have named them after Baumbachs other then many years ago Baumbachs started the towns and then moved on across Germany and other places like the USA.

The Baumbach castle is called the Tannenberg Castle and is located in Nentershausen Germany. It is being remodeled, the German Von Baumbach's are trying to raise money and are collecting many old antiques that have belonged to the Baumbachs over the centuries in hopes to restore it and turn it into a Baumbach museum and pub to sell beer. Please see the newer Baumbach Castle website for updated information, the above is a little out dated (2001)


Ransbach-Baumbach is located off highway #3 and highway #48 to the Northeast of Koblenz near the city of Montabaur.

Cemetery in Ransbach-Baumbach The cemetery's in Germany are the most beautiful I have ever seen!


Alheim-Baumbach is located South of the City Kassel on the Fulda river in the County of Alheim off highway #83 near the City of Rotenburg.

In about the year 1300 the Baumbachs left Alheim-Baumbach

View of the town of Alheim-Baumbach

Alheim-Baumbach Picture of my father in 1984 and me 12 years later in 1996 standing under the same city sign of Alheim-Baumbach

My father passed away in 1993, so he did not get to see this.

The Baumbach Castle

This information has been moved to Baumbach Castle section

The German Baumbach Family

The Baumbachs in Germany website is now a Baumbach Mediation site

For updated contact information for Friedrich-Wilhelm Von Baumbachsee the Castle section of this website

His brother Bodo Died November 11, 2000 of heart failure in Kirchheim, Hessia. He was 62. His daughter Sabine from the US. was just visiting at the time.

Pictures of Baumbachs in Germany

Friedrich-Wilhelm Von Baumbach and (me) William James Baumbach II. I am wearing a Cloak from the 17th century worn by a Baumbach.

Picture of Bodo Von Baumbach younger brother of Friedrich-Wilhelm von Baumbach and me.

This is William J. Baumbach II and Bodo von Baumbach

Germany July 1996

This is William J. Baumbach II and Bodo Von Baumbach

Germany September 11, 2000 four years later our last and finial picture together. 

Bodo died less that two months later, November 02, 2000 dob August 29, 1938. age 62

Friedrich-Wilhelm von Baumbach Before 1984

This picture was given to my father by his mother in 1984

Beryl Little and the German Mrs. Baumbach Beryl A. Little is my grandmother (my mothers mother) and she is in Germany with the German Mrs. Baumbach taken in 1984

Germany Von Baumbach family house in July 1996

The house that Mrs. Baumbach lived in.

Old black & white picture of the house/town the Baumbachs of Germany live in and own ??YEAR??

Drinking glass with the Baumbach crest


Family Tree Crest This is a picture of a large cloth with a lot of Baumbach crest's in a family tree format showing names and crests of Baumbachs over many years dating back to the year 909. This shows how over the years the crest has changed.

William, Regina, Jennifer and Mark when we were in Germany

(Back) Regina Bennett, William James Baumbach II

(Front) Jennifer & Mark Bennett

From July 1996

Baumbach Cross

Famous Baumbach Painting

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:36 PM Subject: Famous Baumbach Painting

Hello, While doing some research I came across your website - The Painting you show ( Famous Baumbach ) is Ernst Von Baumbach (1791-1860) Generalleutnant & Governor of Stuttgart. I wanted to ask where this portrait painting is located ? I have found that Christian Pfann did a lithograph of this portrait in 1854. I am trying to establish the date & artist of the painting - Although I am not a Baumbach , I find all History fascinating & your Family does have a lot of interesting history. Any information or contacts regarding the portrait you can provide will be appreciated. All the Best, Jamie L. Stevens 

06-30-2005 I need to update this with his name, I do remember being told this Baumbach rode with Napoleon during the crusades

Baumbach ancestor took part in the war of Napoleon against Russia in 1812, a chronicle.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Büdi Baumbach <>
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2023 at 7:07 AM
Subject: Baumbach-family
To: William@Baumbach. Com <>

Hi William, one of our Baumbach ancestors took part in the war of napoleon against Russia in 1812 and wrote down his experiences. It is terrible but important.My father should have read it bevor he went to Russia.

Did I send you the history of the baumbach who emigrated to Wisconsin  in about 1850   ?

Sincerely, Büdi
Friedrich-Wilhelm von Baumbach
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Personal Experiences of the Campaign Against Russia in 1812

The author of this chronicle was Ernst Wilhelm von Baumbach, born in 1791

Fridolf von Baumbach,
Captain and Battery-Commander in the 2nd Rhein-Field Artillery Regiment No. 23.

PDF 20 pages added 09/20/2023

Baumbach Napoleon Campaign Russia 1812.pdf