I've been doing research in the family history
off and on for a number of years. I have corresponded with some very
nice kinfolk and have lost touch with some of these folk over the
years. I decided to put the information that I have gathered from
various sources on this site. It may take some time, so please be
patient with me.
When I first began doing family history, I
learned of three brothers who had come from Germany in about
at about age 22, Peter,
at about age 18, and August,
at about age 12. Jacob became a minister and lived in various places in
Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. August probably first lived
with one of his siblings, but then spent most of his working career
with the Western Book Firm in Cincinnati. Peter traveled to Texas in
1855 became a landholder and farmer. You can trace the
lineage of these brothers by going to the Ancestry
These brother's parents were Peter and Magdalena
ages of the other siblings when the three brothers traveled to America
would have been approximately: Catharina Barbara Bletsch, 28; Johannes
Bletsch, 26; Johannes Bletsch, 25; Johann Anton Bletsch, 24; Johann
Georg Bletsch, 21; Johann Adam Bletsch, 16; Franziska Bletsch , 15; and
Pius August Bletsch, 13. There are indications that at least one sister
and one or more other brothers came to America with Jacob,
August and Peter. Within these pages, you will see
the connections a various folks to my immediate family.
Perhaps you'll find some connection to yours!
Please contact me if you would like your name listed on the kinfolk "contact" page, would like to contribute information or if you have a site about your family and would like it to be linked to this site.
I hope you enjoy your visit to this site. Please don't hesitate to contact me with corrections, suggestions or comments.