49N Lat., 7E Long.
NE of Kusel, SW of Lauterecken,
NW of Kaiserslautern
Postal zip code: 67754
Area: 810 hectares
Altitude: 363m / 1,190 feet
Today's population: 503
Willkommen in Essweiler:
Die Essweiler' Musikanten:
by Heike Spohn of Essweiler
used with permission.
The presentation below summarizes information collected and combined by
Friedrich F. Hüttenberger (German information) and William Gilcher
(German and U.S. information), a descendant of Michael Gilcher
(email him at: william.gil[email protected]on.net), and is offered here
with their permission.
As with all genealogy, it is never complete, and we welcome corrections and
new information. The numbering system used here by Herr Hüttenberger begins with the
first child [1.] of the original ancestor (Hans Nickel Guelcher) and shows each
descending generation added to the right of the decimal, each number segment
between decimals denoting the birth order of that person in his family of origin
(for example, 1.4.6 would refer to the individual who is the sixth child of a
parent who was the fourth child of Hans Nickel Guelcher's oldest child).
To see if there is additional information available online for any of these people, try
entering the name in the search engine for this website,
Onondaga County Genweb Message Board to see if an obituary or other
public document has been submitted, and don't forget to try a search on
Google and/or the German version of