Details for Information about Wiederhold ancestors

Created and scanned in 2004/2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 by Gio Wiederhold.

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The data spacific to Wiederhold are described in Wiederhold Documents. They amount to about 1200 pages originally collected into 12 handbound typed books by Alfred Wiederhold over a long period (1930-1985). These have now been scanned in, and also copied to a Compact Disc (CD). I can make copies of the CD available to people interested in the genealogy of the Wiederhold family. Send me email. Copies of the charts only - which had very small fonts -- are attached to this web page.

Scans of the Genealogy pages

Several lines of Wiederhold's were recorded by Alfred Wiederhold. The major lins are Felsberg (mine) amd Homberg an der Efze. These I can now can link to data for Wedderold/Wiederhold in book I cently obtained: Stamtafeln Warburg. For most of the scans here, in general the first letter of a file name identifies the volumes and subsequent letters the town sections, as I for for `Helmshausen', G for 'Gensungen, R for `Rhuende', etc. There'll be more as more tables are entered.

A second, larger, set of ancestry records is from Homberg, an early branch line, split about 1480 from my direct ancestors. That line leads, among others, to the Wiederhold lines in Chile and in Malakka and Indonesia. I appreciate information about current descendants. Many are are on Facebook,, in a group "My Name is Wiederhold".

In general the pages are arranged arranged top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right.
    (some files are now arranged top-left, top-right, bottom-right, bottom-left; I'll fix those when I can).
The top-right page has the family line identification. The pages scans in a file overlap, to help in matching the pages, I added red blocks to identify identical entries.
In the tables Roman numerals on the left identify generation numbers, starting around 1450.

When an entry says just `Sohn' (son) or `Tochter' (daughter) then little is known about that person. That happens often when children died young - very common in older times. Also, later children were sometimes given the same name as children that died earlier.

The files are identified using a code: WqqnnTaPa+yystart-yyend or WV##descriptor@placename+yystart-yyend, Where:

To see if you are a descendant in one of the available current charts:
  1. Use a birthdate of a Wiederhold parent or grandparent,
  2. Go to a file that spans that that birthdate.
  3. If a place of origin is known, go first to files with that primary @placename, but people did move about.
  4. Look on the bottom pages for that parent or grandparent. Siblings apear left to right. The first names appear below the sibling number. Below are the birth and death dates, then oo marriage date(s), the spouse's names (both first and family) and dates, the profession, and where they lived.
  5. When birthdates are imprecise, the place of birth or death may help.
  6. If not found on that spanning file, go to the next file that spans the birthdate.
  7. If you have found an entry for a parent/grandparent, trace up and note the birthdate of the eldest ancestor on that page.
Note that Wiederhold lines are terminated in the charts when there were no sons.

It's all in German, of course, and often abbreviated, click to find lists of common abbreviations for names, professions, and towns, as well as some background information. Do send me an email if you found your ancestors, and I'll add an annotation; that will make it easier to find related families. Also let me know if there are problems with any of the pages. It is easy to get them messed up

The current files are from 200K to 3 500K bytes, less than 500Kb if size is not given.
You may need to increase the magnification percentage to read the fine print.
@Felsberg WFF1TaPa+1435-1696, Gio's early ancestors;
@Felsberg-Helmshausen 1 WFI1TaPa+1682-1945, Theodor W. went to the US and Juergen W. moved to Switzerland;
@Felsberg-Helmshausen 2 WFI2TaPa+1682-1970, Gio's ancestors, others went to South Africa;
@Felsberg-Helmshausen 3 WFI3TaPa+1682-1944, Ernst Christian August W. went to Chile in 1852(check), Konrad W. went to the US. The common ancestor with Gio is Adam!, born 1657, who had 7 children;
@Gensungen 1 WFG1TaPa+1659-1973, a Dutch branch (Enschede) and Canadian immigrants;
@Gensungen 2 WFG2TaPa+1659-1925, a daughter went to the US;
@Rhunda 1 WFR1TaPa+1674-1981, Johannes Georg W. went to Holland around 1820, family settled around Utrecht;
@Rhunda 2 WFR2TaPa+1674-1949, two brothers, Johannes Georg W. and Wilhelm W. went to the US; Wilhelm had at least two sons, but their names are not shown.
@Helmsungen 1 WHH1TaPa+1660-1976, Johannes went to Holland, but grandson Frits went to Austria;
@Helmsungen 2.1 WHH2.1TaPa+1660-1985;
@Helmsungen 2.2 WHH2.2TaPa+1725-1975, Karl-Heinz went to Australia, Hannelore to the US;
@Helmshausen F WII1TaPa+1684-1968;

Homberg Charts, from 3 Volumes, partial
Integrated charts for the primary Homberg ancestry, covers Rochester NY (p.11), a second line of Wiederholds in Chile (p.15: Heinrich Wilhelm W. in 1855 - check), and to the East Indies (p 16,18,19: around 1750). 4.62Mbytes;
Volume 1 WH1Ab@Reichenberg charts for Homberg-Reichenberg, to be augmented from Vol.2, 0.57Mbytes;
Integrated WH1Ac@Ziegenhain&Steinach charts for Homberg-Ziegenhain, 1.47Mbytes; to be rearranged, contains the entry for the Hohentwiel defender, Konrad Wiederhold.
Volume 1 charts for Homberg-Niederbrechen, to be augmented from Vol.2, 0.63Mbytes;
Volume 1 charts for Homberg-Frielendorf, to be augmented from Vol. 2. Leads to Werswiger & Lanertshausen lines, 0. 57Mbytes;
Charts for WH1HochAdel showing Wiederhold nobility, 0.43Mbytes;

Various, yet unconnected charts, in 4 volumes:1-6. I added indications to the file names when there were emigrations shown.
WV07@Herzberg-Wien+1790-1980. Karl Wilhem, preacher, settled in Cincinnati (1897). Max from Frankfurt *1889, has a daughter, Paula, who was an opera singer in Wien.
WV08@USA_MO-NEappAcSteXIV-3+1893-1983. Some went to the US in Missouri and Colorado, to be linked;
WV11@LanertshausenAppAELANX-1+16751981, Johannes *1853 went to US, California, had a hotel, returned? Gustav *1882, went to US, San Francisco, to be linked;
WV12@US_MI-IL-CAappAeLanX1+1809-1956. went to US Michigan and Illinois, to be linked;
WV13@Lanertshausen-Canada-US_MIappendAeLanX1+1809-1973. Some went to Canada and US Michigan, to be linked;
WV14Wetterhold@lorenzen+1695-1983; Elke ~1950 student in UA, Alabama;
WV15Winterholt-Winterhalder-Widderholt@miltenberg+1480-1993. Various spellings likely to have been Wiederholds;
WV16@Neuenheerse-US_Lou-MN+~1742-1937. Aloys Wiederhold *1901 US, in New Orleans, MN;
WV17@Neukirchen+1560-1895; Ludwig Ch. W. *1815 went to NY, Notary.
WV18@Niederaula-USA_ILappACSteXII2+1805-1947. Mainly US settlers, to be linked;
WV19@US_Mo-MD-MI-IL-W_SiberiaAppA-IX6+1506-1982. US, all over, also Florida, and Siberia, linked to likely same ancestor Jacob, dod 1477, in WFF1TaPa+1435-1696;
WV20@normandie-US_MI@1612-1982. Wiederholds who went to the US via France;
WV21@US_MI+1902-1983.pdf. Wiederholds to Michigan;
WV22@Frickenhausen-US_MI-ID+1683-1962.pdf; Wiederholds to Michigan and Idaho.
WV24@Obertramm-France+1786-1980.pdf; Settled in France, near Mulhouse.
WV29@Udenhausen+1675-1983.pdf; Samuel *1817 went to US had 348 descendants. Some in Deanville.
End of charts from Volume 1 of Verschiedene Wiederholds, now Volume 2.
WV34@Breitenworbis+1664-1932.pdf. (of intrest to Thomas Wiederhold, Guatemala)
WV39@Grossbartloff-Cleveland-McAllen Texas +1800-1977.pdf.
End of charts from Volume 2 of Verschiedene Wiederholds, now Volume 3, part.
WV52@MTaddstoWHH+1893-1983.pdf. Corrections to a chart not yet in. To be mwrged when possible.
WV53Widderhold@Korbach+1243-1400.pdf. Contains yet unconnected very early Wiederholds from a region 50km north.
WV54Wedderold@Korbach.pdf. Contains yet unconnected very early Wiederholds.
WV55@Lanertshausen-add-USA+1723-1976.pdf Contains many US Wiederholds. File is over 5MB.

More Vol. 3 Verschiedene Orte.

VW3-26 Lauterberg orig.
VW3-27-28 Neuenheersee orig
VW3-29-30 more Neuenheersee orig.
VW3-31-32 more Neuenheersee orig.
WVb3-27-34@Neuenheersee+1743-1937 Neuenheersee combined.
VW3-33(35)-36 Niederaula Orig.
VW3-37045 Niedergrenzebach.
VW3-378046 Niedergrenzebach Nachtrag orig; to USA, Orgon and Washington.
VW3-39-40047 Udenhausen part 1 orig.
VW3-41-42048 Udenhausen part 2 orig.
VW3-43049 Udenhausen Nachtrag orig, moved to Texas, many children.
VW3-44TX050 Udenhausen Text orig.
VW3-48051 more Helgershausen and Udenhausen orig.
VWb3-51-52 @Volksmarsen orig.
VW3-52-532052 more Volksmarsen orig.

Now charts from Verschiedene Orte, Vol.4<

V4-01010@Dingelstedt-1758x3 combined charts .
V4-13016@Kefferhausen1692, combined charts .
V4-14017@Grossbartloff-1788, combined charts .
V4-65033@Steinbach-gregor1707, combined charts .
V4-68034@Grosswerther-1795, combined charts .
V4-71037@Koenigsberg-Charles1826, combined charts .
V4-73038@Nordhausen, combined charts .
V4-75039@Triessen Switzerland, chart.
ListOfSourceFilesfromVO-Vol4forWeb, combined into the other 8 charts in this section..

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