Blenderman, Gates, Radue, Krause, Kucher, Shuman (Schumann), Ziegler, Benson, and Related Families

Blenderman and Kucher Genealogies

Blenderman Family Genealogy

My primary names of interest, starting with my great-grandparents, are: Blenderman(n), Krusekopf, Gates, Pollard, Radue, Schröder, Krause, and Hardt. The Table of Contents page has links to the Surname List and the Individuals Index. A Family Group Sheet contains three generations, with links to earlier and later generations' Family Group Sheets. Data for living persons has been removed.

Kucher Family Genealogy

Some of the names from my wife's family that we are researching are Kucher, Barth, Sigle, Benson, Dittmer (with spelling variations), Jäger, Lämmle, Schumann (with spelling variations), and Ziegler.

The Family Register Books (Familienbücher) of Grossbottwar, Württemberg, Germany contain a total of 54 different Kucher families. They have all been traced back to a single progenitor known as Johannes or Johann Jacob Kucher, of the town of Beilstein. Another 12 families have been identified in the Family Registers of Beilstein. All of these families have been compiled into a database of the Kucher Familienbücher. The oldest known bearer of the Kucher name in Beilstein is Jakob Kucher or Kuocher, born about 1595. The Kucher Familienbücher Data is also available in alternate format at the WorldConnect Project at

Here's a selected list of genealogy links that I find useful.

In the Footsteps of Ferdinand and Maria Radue

Trip to Kyritz in the Vorpommern Region of Germany

Compiled by Walter G. Blenderman;
Prepared Aug.7, 1999, updated 7/8/2008, 6/2/2013