[Last updated 7 March 2011]
This Ringwald crest
woodcarving was made by Eugene Lee
(Gene) Ringwald [1919-1998] of Durham, NC, a descendant of Georg
Ringwald (Line 1 below). Views from the Freiamt, Baden area
show the Green Tree Inn
(founded by that Georg Ringwald) and some of the Ringwald crest details at the
Photos of the Freiamt countryside around Ottoschwanden (shared by Diane Blust) are shown here: (the village) and here: (an old farm).
Registers and Indexes
In our research we have found over two dozen separate and so far unrelated lines of Ringwalds. Most are from Baden, but a few are from Württemberg. The Ringwald lines included below are the principal lines currently in our database. All other lines are quite small. Each register includes a name index for that line.
1. Descendants of
RINGWALD [1620-present] 0.9 Mb
of Biederbach, Baden
2. Descendants of Jörg
RINGWALD [c1620-present] 0.75 Mb
of Onstmettingen, Württemberg -- my wife Kathleen's line
3. Descendants of Anton
RINGWALD [1749-present] 85 kb
of Doettelbach, Baden (probably related to 1. above)
4. Descendants of Christian
RINGWALD/RENGEWALD [c1660-present] 90 kb
of Durlach, Baden
5. Descendants of Jonas
RINGWALD [c1735-present] 90 kb
of Elzach, Baden (probably related to 1. above)
6. Descendants of Conrad
RINGWALD [1820-present] 50 kb
of Baden Baden, Baden (probably related to 1. above)
7. Descendants of Bernard
RINGWALD [1761-present] 40 kb
of Elzach, Baden (probably related to 1. and 5. above)
8. Descendants of Friedrich
RINGWALD [c1850-present] 30 kb
of Balingen, Württemberg (probably related to 2. above)
9. Descendants of Friedrich(?)
Gottlieb RINGWALD [c1790-present] 60 kb
of Württemberg (probably related to 2. above)
10. Descendants of Wilhelm
(William) RINGWALD [1832-present] 40 kb
11. Descendants of Wilhelm
Edward (C. Edward) RINGWALD [1841-present] 0.2 Mb
12. Descendants of Meir Ben
Josef Ribero/RINGWALD [c1540-present] 0.2 Mb
13. Descendants of Martinus
RINGSWALD [c1625-present] 0.3 Mb
of Sasbach, Baden.
14. Descendants of August
RINGSWALD [c1820-present] 60 kb
of Baden (probably related to 13. above)
15. Descendants of Peter
RINGWALD [c1715-present] 65 kb
of Kuhbach, Baden (probably related to 1. above)
16. Descendants of John
RUECKWALD/RINGWALD [c1830-present] 60 kb
of Regenwald, Germany
17. Descendants of Johann
Georg RINGWALD [c1683-present] 75 kb
of Ringsheim, Baden (probably related to 1. above)
18. Descendants of Anton
RINGWALD [c1712-present] 80 kb
of Hofstetten-Haslach, Baden. Many of this Ringwald line lived in Hodschag and Milititsch, Batschka (now part of Voyvodina in Yugoslavia) from c 1765 until the 1940s.
19. Descendants of Andreas
RINGWALD [c 1665-present] 35 kb
of Ettenheim, Freiburg, Baden.
20. Descendants of Antoine/Anthon
RINGWALD [1775-present] 80 kb
of Benfeld, Alsace, France.
22. Descendants of Christian
RINGWALD [c1691-c1800] 25 kb
of Reichenbach/Lahr, in Baden who moved to Hodschag, Batschka (now Yugoslavia). (This line is likely tied to Line 18).
23. Descendants of Michael
RINGWALD [c1738-c1800] 20 kb
who settled around Kolut, Batschka (now in Yugoslavia). (This line is likely tied to Line 18).
24. Descendants of Mathias (Matthew)
RINGWALD [1898-present] 25 kb
of Slankamen, Yugoslavia now in the Kitchener, Ontario area. (This line is likely tied to Line 18).
25. Descendants of Joseph
RINGWALD [c1820-present] 30 kb
of Baden and later Wales and to western Canada.
26. Descendants of Evert DIRKS(REINERS/RINGWALD)
[1696-present] 15 kb
of Backemoor, Ostfriesland, Prussia and later to Kansas.
27. Descendants of David RINGEWALDT [1728-c1840] Brandenburg, Prussia and Otto RINGEWALD [c1860-present] of Berlin 80 kb. Note: Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (28 Nov 1532 - 1599) of Brandenburg, Prussia was a Lutheran pastor who composed some 168 hymns. Even today the Lutheran Hymnal includes one of his hymns. He may be from the same line as these Ringewald(t)s (above), since all came from the Brandenburg area, which includes Berlin.
This page is maintained
Robert S. Duggan, Jr.
Accuracy of these registers is the best weve been able to do, but it is not guaranteed. Any corrections, additions, and comments are always welcome. Please e-mail such to
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