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email_address: hillary_capstick AT
Date: Sunday, August 03, 2008

the same Anna Regina Barbara HIRTLE from Wurttemburg, Germany married to a Johann Christian ERNST from Halberstadt, Sachsen, Preusen, Germany anna regina barbara Hirtle's mother is Maria Barbara Elizabeth ENGELHORN whos father is Johann Jacob ENGELHORN , and from there it keeps going

email_address: hillary_capstick AT
Date: Sunday, August 03, 2008

hi , i have my family tree through and my family is mostly germans from rhineland, prussia and bavaria that came over to Lunenburg and Mahone Bay , N.S. I can trace my family tree right back to Marxus Engelhorn aswell, i found out the name came from a mountain in Switzerland!

email_address: paulbarthell AT
Date: Friday, March 07, 2008

HI merle paul barthell notice on my family tree and here on this web site related, do you have any photos of the barthell family and of John? paulbarthell AT

email_address: ernestxian AT
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2008

Anna Regina Barbara Hirtle (Hertel) who married Christian Ernst, settled in Nova Scotia, had 13 children and thousands of recorded descendants, all of whom are connected to the Englehorns by blood. Is anyone interested in this whole other branch, that goes by the Ernst family name? David Hopper, a descendant of Englehorns.

email_address: markenglehorn AT
Date: Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The torch has been passed to a new generation. Theodore David Englehorn Sr. of Salinas CA. passed away just shy of his 104th birthday at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital on May 27, 2007. This was and is the same hospital he helped found and where he was chief surgeon in his younger days. Olivia Isobel Englehorn, his great grand-daughter was born on February 6th 2007, today being her first birthday, at the same hospital in the Salinas valley. Her brother Robert Theodore Englehorn who is now four, has announced he wants to be a doctor. Let's hope he also likes to study, hard. Finally, to anyone who is interested in the deep origins of the Englehorn family tree, I have participated in the genographic project and have received information about the migration of the Englehorn "y" chromosome line. It contains some surprises. My email is markenglehorn AT All my best for a great new year. Mark David Englehorn Salinas California

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2007

Greetings and a Happy New Year 2008 to the Engelhorn-Family! Out of Germany from Waltraud Engelhorn, Fatherline: Franz - Eugen - Johann Christ. - Julius Jacob - Johann Markus II - Johann Thomas II - Johann Markus I - Johann Thomas I - Johann Jakob Engelhorn - Johann (Hans) Georg - Marx (Markus) II - Marx I - ....? Other Relatives so far known: Ochs, Freund, Seyler, Huber, Zahn, Gruber, Büchner, Schweickert, Balduf, Strauß, Schober, Kunz, ... Well, everybody who is interested, may visit me for a short talk; maybe to organize a Family-Gathering in Germany for a long talk. To me: I am single, like natur, horses, animals, business, arts, reading, writing, square dance, country music, indian music, handcrafts, always busy, Facility Mgmt, Secretary, bookkeeping, landlording, trading, wisdom, bible, §§, exploring ..., adventure.. and more. (At the time I am looking for new grassland/new business opportunity) My websites:;;; The last two have fun reading! (At the time in German only, translation follows asap)

email_address: lmossman AT
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My father, Edgar Moss, worked for John Engelhorn in the Newark "plant" and visited the My Royal plant in PA often,for several years as the Chief Mechanical Engineer for the refrigeration and heating of these plant facilities. While working there he invented a way and process for a humane way to slaughter pigs. The patent was owned by Engelhorn and his name is on th epatent (which expired many years ago). I do not know if any of John Engelhorn's children are old enough to rememeber him. He died (my father) suddenly in 1961. I would like to know if any of the family has a copy of the patent which is of some significance to our family. Larry Moss Freehold, NJ 732-431-2867

email_address: aiseli3961 AT
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2007

Hello Engelhorn Famiy, My name is Lori Iseli. I am married to Arthur Iseli. My husband is the great, great grandson of Christina Margaretha Engelhorn. I am just beginning my family searchs. The Allamakee County Historical Society helped me to make the connection. I am intrested in obtaining the Englehorn Family Book. My husband's family has not kept the famiy history, so it was a rush to see the photo in the book of Christina. I later found out that thru the Englehorn book that my husband is related to the Kerndt's, Our neighbors across the road. Small world. Thank you for having this information availble for future generations. Your very extended family, Lori & Arthur Iseli

email_address: erwinv_dspek AT
Date: Monday, August 20, 2007

Dear Family Engelhorn, I would just like to ask if anyone knows Miss Leidemarie Engelhorn, living sometimes in New York City or in Germany. She was my first customer at the Hermes store, Madison Avenue, when I lived in New York City. I have fond memories of her in 1999! How could I get in touch with her. Does Miss Engelhorn belong to your family? Sincerely, Erwin van der Spek Rotterdam The Netherlands

email_address: lorenaeng AT
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Olá sou Lorena Engelhorn, neta de Otto Engelhorn e Frida Mina Engelhorn, gostaria de conhecer a história da minha família. Não sei falar nem escrever em alemão.

[translation from Portuguese by Google]  Olá I am Lorena Engelhorn, granddaughter of Otto Engelhorn and Frida Mina Engelhorn, would like to know the history of my family. I do not know to speak nor to write in German.

email_address: Bill Compton
Date: Monday, June 04, 2007

Hi Jim. Photos received. Thanks

email_address: wingman74437_99 AT
Date: Monday, March 12, 2007

just wanted to say hi saw your web site looking for family history and it took me here looking for info on the barthell family merle paul barthell son of william nierling barthell

email_address: wingman74437_99 AT
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007

any relation to james barthell or william nerling barthell in waukon im merle paul barthell son of william n barthell whos mother was shirly barthell

email_address: pastordave1967 AT
Date: Saturday, December 02, 2006

Just checking back in. Im a distant relative in Nova Scotia, have found this site a few years ago, and am already on your contact list as I was invited to our reunion which unfortuneately it is difficult to make connections for. Have a good day cousins and will chat again soon David Townsend

email_address: bigpoppamike24 AT
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2006

mike engelhorn in california

email_address: andrewtscheid AT
Date: Saturday, November 04, 2006

Very Well done!!! We are 59th cousins or so. I am a Scheid from Lancaster, PA. My Scheid Family came from Sandhausen bei Heidelberg, Germany and my Grandmother was a Waldbauer born in Leimen bei Heidelberg. Andrew T. Scheid, Millersville, PA, USA

email_address: markenglehorn AT
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2006

Hello Englehorn Family, This is Mark David Englehorn writing from Monterey County. My grandfather Theodore David Englehorn has recently reached the ripe old age of 103! He has got to be the oldest living Englehorn. He's going pretty strong, I can only hope I inherited a lot of those genes. I am still living in Montery County along with my father Theodore David Englehorn, My brother John Theodore Englehorn and my son Robert Theodore Englehorn. My wife Lyla and I are expecting in Februrary, so soon we'll have another name to add to the roles. Thanks for maintaining this great website!

email_address: alena AT
Date: Sunday, September 03, 2006

Hello all. I will continue to visit enjoyed the reading thanks. (Alena supplied this URL: )

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2006

Translation of the message below from Google; leaves something to be desired: Hello from Kiedrich in Rhine gau, Hessen, Germany Maine nut/mother is born Schlotthauer. The oldest ancestor was born, approx. in Darmstadt 1824. We look for still older relatives. Now we have information from the USA according to which we still another so far uncle mentioned Christian born around 1880 in Mainz Mombach would have. Therefore I have Christian Schlotthauer married Engelhorn 1746 in your list found. There is proof of descendants of Christian Schlotthauer.

email_address: nott.kie AT
Date: Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hallo aus Kiedrich im Rheingau, Hessen, Deutschland Maine Mutter ist geborene Schlotthauer. Der älteste Vorfahr ist in Darmstadt geboren, ca 1824. Wir suchen noch ältere Verwandte. Jetzt hatten wir eine Information aus USA wonach wir noch einen bisher nicht genannten Onkel Christian geb um 1880 in Mainz-Mombach hätten. Daraufhin habe ich Christian Schlotthauer verh. Engelhorn 1746 in Ihrer Aufstellung gefunden. Gibt es Nachweise über Nachkommen von Chr. Schlotthauer. Vielen Dank Norbert Ott Eltviller Str. 34a D 65399 Kiedrich Tel o6123/702266

email_address: geskey AT
Date: Monday, February 06, 2006

This is a great web-site. I am one of the daughters to Thelma June (Wiggers) Matson. My grandmother was Wilhelmina (Engelhorn) Wiggers which she is found under The Peter Line. I have been married for 30 years to a great husband and have two wonderful children and daughter and a son. We have two wonderful granddaughters. My husband and I lived in Belgium for two years and visited Germany quit a bit and we were going to start researching my family but moved back to the states before we could get started. So this was great seeing some of the places in Germany that we are decedents of. We are now living out side of the Chicago area. Rebecca Ann (Matson) Geskey

email_address: matsona AT
Date: Friday, February 03, 2006

Wilhelmina Englehorn would have been (well is) my great-grandmother. I am Thelma Wiggers granddaughter. I thought this site was really neat, and just happened to run across it.

email_address: plesurc AT
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2006

hello my name is chris engelhorn and first off i love the sight butt i was wondering what family line is mine and all i know about it is that my dads name is roger and his faters name is clarence and his fathers name was gotlieab i would love to know wich line is mine id also like thank you guys for the sight and one last thing id like to know is if and and any twins were born besides me and my brother born thanks alot chris engelhorn

email_address: f.engelhorn AT
Date: Sunday, January 08, 2006

Hi everybody, my name is Fabian Engelhorn and I am coming from Mannheim, Germany. My Grand-Grand-Father is Georg Engelhorn the founder of Engelhorn&Sturm (today only Engelhorn). Sometimes I am coming to this website because I am courious about our family. It´s really a great idea and in the future I´ll try to submit some informations we collected if anybody is interestes in the German branches of our family. Yours Fabian Engelhorn

email_address: hornkopf AT
Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2005

hi my name is anja engelhorn. my father and i, we are looling for our family tree and so we find your website. we have less informations about our ancestors but we try to find out more. we didn't find our branch in your family tree. we know we are related with the engelhorn and sturms but we don't know how. my father's grandfather is georg engelhorn from leimen, he was born in ca. 1880. his son was bertold engelhorn, born in karlsruhe 28.07.1908. and my father is wolfgang engelhorn also born in Karlsruhe 17.03.1942. and i was born in berlin 09.05.1981. if anybody has more informations about my ancestors please contact me. with friendly regards Anja and Wolfgang Engelhorn


email_address: cynthia.wardlow AT
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2005

My name is Cindy Engelhorn Wardlow of Ocean, N.J. I'm the great-grandsughter of John & Sussane Engelhorn of Baden Germany, the grandaughter of Fred & Emma Engelhorn and the daughter of John Engelhorn all of N.J. This web site is wonderful, I had no idea there were so many Engelhorns!

email_address: Land-Werbeschilder AT
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Viele Grüße aus Bielefeld, Günter Holtmann. Wann treffen wir uns mal wieder am Tegernsee im "Hotel Egener--Hof" Würde mich freuen.

email_address: jmb85mom AT
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2005

Wonderful site! Hope to joint you in '06. Hugs to all, Jan Engelhorn Bauman (daughter of Homer M., granddaughter of Mathias).

email_address: hketsdevries AT
Date: Friday, October 14, 2005


I've been admiring your extensive website. I'm not related to the Engelhorn family but after the extensive research I've done on your family, I almost feel related. The reason I'm posting this here is because I'm an assistant curator and provenance researcher working for a museum in the United States, I am currently trying to retrace the history of an altarpiece by the German artist Bartel Bruyn, since our museum is interested in purchasing it. However we are trying to get a clear understanding of its history. I've managed to retrace its history almost completely, but I would like to know if there is anyone out there related or not to the Engelhorn family who would know more about Mrs. Marie-Friederike Joerger Engelhorn's (7.5.1866-13.12.1953) art collection. She was in possession of the altarpiece while she was living in Feldalfing am Starnberger See. She was living there with her Son Fritz Carl Engelhorn and his wife Annemarie Clemm Engelhorn. Of course I will supply more information privately. I will be very grateful to anyone who would be able to give me more information regarding this particular painting since our other sources have run dry. You can email me at my personal email address: hketsdevries AT

Thank you very much,

Best regards, H. Kets de Vries

email_address: terrier3terror AT
Date: Sunday, October 02, 2005

Hi there all Engelhorns and others! I just discovered this website and I see my youngest brother, David, did too! I'm Ellen Bjordahl (Engelhorn) and am living in Renner SD. Keep up the good work!

email_address: dengelhorn AT
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005

Just discovered your web site. My family and I think it's really great! Sometimes I feel like I'm the only Engelhorn out there. It's nice to know that there are more of us. Thanks. Dave Engelhorn, Jackie, Jacey, and Scott. We are from Carrington ND.

email_address: carolin559 AT
Date: Friday, May 20, 2005

hey i'm Carolin Engelhorn, from the german side of our big family. We (german family) often talk about you and think what a great idea you have done in creating this web site, i also think it great that you have renunions every once in a while. hope you carry on spreading the proud family name of the Engelhorn's, hope to hear from you soon. your sincerely Carolin Engelhorn

email_address: jbwend AT
Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Hello, I am a Wendel decendent from William Wendel and Barbara Hirth who were my great grandparents. Their son Charles E Wendel (Naomi Lowe) were my grandparents. My father and mother are Kenneth J Wendel(Edna Paulson). My name is John C Wendel and my wife (Barbara) and I live in St Paul, Mn. You have a very interesting site here. Keep up the good work!

email_address: eric.godfrey AT
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2005

I am related to the Engelhorn family by way of Lucy May GERNER m. to Francis GODFREY , Susanna REINHARD m. to Georg Philipp GERNER , Johannes REINHARD m. to Susannah RENNER, D/O Anna Margaretha ENGELHORN D/O Joh. Jacob ENGELHORN (Familien in Leimen #0698). Eric Godfrey

email_address: cheerleadergrl AT
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2005

I would really like to know some family history and where I fit. I am the great grand daughter of Ralph and Beatrise Englehorn and the grand daughter of Janis and Loyd Englehorn and the daughter of Robert Englehorn. I wish  I could change my last name back to the old way! Alex Englehorn

Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004

rough translation of the message below

hello to all the Engelhorns!!!! I am also one, Philipp Engelhorn, live at present in Hong Kong, this side straight on the net found, (are in Bahrain) and had no notion there are so many! I am happy to more hear, all good, merry x-mas......... philipp

email_address: philipp AT
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004

hallo an all die engelhoeren!!!! ich bin auch einer, Philipp Engelhorn, wohne zur zeit in Hong Kong, habe diese seite gerade auf dem netz gefunden, (bin in Bahrain) und hatte ja keine ahnung das es so viele gibt! wuerde mich freuen mehr zu hoeren, alles gute, merry x-mas.........philipp

email_address: markenglehorn AT
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004

My name is Mark David Englehorn, the grandson of Theodore David Englehorn SR., who I believe, at the the ripe old age of 101, is the oldest living Englehorn. Although that is hard to say, as we are a very long-lived family. I am currently living in Monterey CA wife my wife Lyla and our son Robert Theodore. I teach English, Drama and Film at the Cypress school for the arts,and at Monterey Penninsula college. Great website, it makes me want to change the spelling of my name back the old way.

email_address: gkagaertner AT
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2004

Received your website address from Jim Thomsom. I was born in Waukon, Iowa and now am married and living in Hockenheim, Germany. It was interesting to see your picture of the Restaurant "Guldene Engel" which is now a Greek restaurant where we often go to eat. I had no idea that there were people from Hockenheim in Waukon and Lansing. Neulußheim and Altlußheim are nearby towns where I once did community nursing. Norma Bulman Gaertner

email_address: burrowingelk AT
Date: Friday, November 12, 2004

What a wonderful sight. THANK YOU! I just happened across it as I was doing a family name search. I am Cory Gahley son of Mary, daughter of Ben, son of Martin Paul. Where do the Gahleys fit into your lineage? I seem to recall hearing and seeing the name in the family books but cant recall the corolation at the moment. Regards Cory Gahley

email_address: redduck38 AT
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2004

Thank you for sharing your family tree with anyone that is interested..I come from the line of William Wendel and Barbara Hirth, they were my great grandparents,,And Bertha Englehorn married their son John W. Wendel and He was my great Uncle. As I have been delving into the past and trying to find out how we are related. Thank you for all the work you have put into the family tree, it is just great..J. Koozer

email_address: pengel2 AT
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2004

hi- im an Engelhorn from Germany- I guess from the other side of the Engelhorn branch from Manheim. Im currently studying in New York and was just wondering what you were up to- regards- Philipp Engelhorn

email_address: stacyloepp AT
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Howdy. My name is Stacy Loepp and I live in Washington. Is there any way to obtain a copy of that Loepp/Ortmann book anywhere? Thanks.

email_address: miguelmartin_11 AT
Date: Monday, September 20, 2004

Hi! my name is Marcelo Velazquez, I´m from Argentina, my mother is Sylvia Engelhorn, her mother is Elizabeth Engelhorn (Ruth Engelhorn´s sister). My mother was born in Hidenhim. Only it was to greet them! Bye!

email_address: ben.angel AT
Date: Friday, September 17, 2004


I have now my own Engelhorn-Hompage. You can visit it at

Bernd Engelhorn, Germany

email_address: allhailbillgates AT
Date: Thursday, August 05, 2004


I am looking for an Englehorn, Alfred J to be exact. He wrote a book on the Loepp and Ortmann families that contains my family, and I was wondering if this book is still in print, or if I can obtain a copy.


Robin Schneider Houchens

Walter Leopp was my greatgrandfather, Selma Leopp my grandmother, Harvey Schneider my father

email_address: bjohnze AT
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2004

My name is Brandi Johnze. My mother Kathryn (Hershey) Johnze is the neice of Audrey Engelhorn. I saw Audrey's picture on this website (taken at the 2000 reunion) and was thrilled. Lately I have been interested in learning more about my ancestors and would love to learn more through this site. Can anyone help me figure out where I fit in?

email_address: info AT
Date: Thursday, July 08, 2004

Hello, you have done a great job. I am also a pure Engelhorn from Altlußheim and I was surprised, where all the relatives went. There is a hole in the line between 1800 and 1900. I would like to fill it! Who can help me? info AT

email_address: plesurc AT
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2004

i like this web page i found it very informing chris engelhorn

email_address: jbarthells AT
Date: Friday, June 11, 2004

My name is James Barthell. My great grandfather was John Michael Barthell, brother of Anna Eva (Barthell) Engelhorn, the wife of Johannes Engelhorn and the mother of Professor Herman Theodore Engelhorn of Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa and Helena, Montana. I am seeking pictures of this family, especially any photographs which may include Anna's sister, Tina (Barthell), wife of John Hartbauer, and who also wed John Zimmerman, all of whom resided in Lansing. Incredible web site.

email_address: hav AT
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Dear Engehorn Family

My grandmother was sister of Astrid Haaland (born in Norway), mother of Genevieve, who married Donald G. Engelhorn in 1949.

I would be very happy to hear from the decendants of Donald and Genevieve.

Greetings from Norway Hallvard A. Vie

email_address: stancard AT
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Just thought I'd drop a note to let you know I'm still alive. Glad to see so many letters from family members searching for their roots. As my Engelhorn roots are so far back, (Nova Scotia roots) I am working on other lines at present. I wish all family members good luck in their research. Remember that we're all distant cousins. Stan Card, Tampa, Florida

email_address: Minzalero5 AT
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2004

I'm Mindy Ann Engelhorn age 23 from the Gulfcoast Mississippi. My Uncle Buddy Engelhorn told me about this website and I thought I would check it out. It's great! Thanks to this web site I know a little more about where I came from.

Thank You, Mindy A. Engelhorn

email_address: mjbredsox AT
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2004

I am doing some reseach on the Stone School in Lansing, Iowa and came across this site... Please contact me if you happen to have any more information regarding the Stone School and Gottlieb Engelhorn. Regards, Mike Brennan

email_address: jkarlk AT
Date: Sunday, December 28, 2003

Hi. I came across your wonderful site while searching my Engelhorn ancestors. My name is John Karl Kitch (John Alfred Kitch, Harriett Fredericka Kuppinger, Johann Adam Kuppinger, Heinricke Friedrike Engelhorn, Sabastian Engelhorn, Johann Markus Engelhorn, Johann Thomas Engelhorn I, Johann Jakob Engelhorn I, Johann Georg Engelhorn I, Markus Engelhorn II, Markus Engelhorn the Elder)

I grew up in Rockford, Iowa, near Mason City where the Kuppingers settled.

You have done an excellent job on this site.

email_address: babsi_bochter AT
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2003

Hallo from Germany! My name is Barbara Bochter and I live in the very south of Germany. I came to your site because I´m very interested in how many "Bochters" are there in the world. I´m 16 years old. I think your site is really very great and informative!! With the very best wishes, Barbara

email_address: greenleygang AT
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2003

My name is Kathleen Schueppel or Schuppel-Greenley. Today is December 11,2003. Everytime I go looking for relatives I land up finding your site. My dad's name is Frederick Schuppel. Grandparents are Barbette and Martin Schuppel. My grandmother might of been an englebrecht or englehorn. Depending who you talk with. Any information would be useful. Thanks Kathy

email_address: ken AT
Date: Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Wonderful website! I grew up in Churchs Ferry in the 50's and early 60's, so recognize many names, but most Engelhorns were gone. Only a couple old single men remained, Bert and Pepper. I don't even remember Pepper's real name, but he was scorekeeper for the sports teams for years. And of course, Homer Engelhorn was famous in ND for his work on Garrison Diversion.

email_address: classiccrft AT
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2003

You have a very neat and informative web-sight. I work at the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society in Lincoln, IL. I printed out your information about the Engelhoirn family to put in our files. WE are trying to get as many surnames as possible for our files so we may be of better service to our visitors.

email_address: EngwithaY AT
Date: Friday, May 30, 2003

I'm sad to report that Virginia Engelhorn, born on April 14, 1912, passed away on May 4, 2003 in Corona, CA. She was the widowed wife of Clarence Engelhorn of Pedley, CA. Her smile will be greatly missed by those of us who loved her.

email_address: engelooper AT
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2003

I haven't had a chance to go through this whole site yet, althought I'm looking forward to it. I am married to Clarence Engelhorn's grandson. If you ever want any other names & dates, please contact my Email address.

Tracy Cooper-Engelhorn

email_address: laswpw AT
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2003

This is a beutiful site. I am a decendant of Mathias Gruber, a brother to John Gruber.

email_address: Nanced AT
Date: Thursday, March 06, 2003

Just wondering about the Delphenich connection. I am married to a Delphenich and it is a very unusual name.....Nanced AT

Very nice Site!

email_address: Engelchen1484 AT
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003

Eine gute Sache diese Seite.Kann man noch mehr über den Stammbaum erfahren?Ich bin auch eine Engelhorn-Angehörige!Würde gerne unsere Zugehörigkeit wissen.

Forscht weiter!It´s a good work. Bye, Claudia Engelhorn ( Oberröblingen,Germany)

email_address: jessigelpke AT
Date: Saturday, January 04, 2003

I was just looking up my grandparents' names and my grandmother's maiden name is Christa Engelhorn. I'm not sure if it's the same family, but it was still interesting. Thank you. Jessica Gelpke

email_address: UdoEngelhorn AT
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2002

Hi,it is the first time i found this web page. It was a real surprise for me and my family. Because .. my name is Udo Engelhorn born in Leimen (Germany)1952. I didn't know that my family have a Web Site. If you are interest about my family tree so contact me plese. Sincerly Udo Engelhorn -Bammental Germany

email_address: engelhorn AT
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002

Hi Engelhorn´s, I´m living in Berlin and would like to join to the next engelhorn reunion in 2004. How can I find you ? Beate Engelhorn

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Here is what we know in reply to Brent Kloc (see next message below) The first recorded use of the crest was by brothers Johann Georg(1667-1742) and Johann Jakob (1671-1742) Engelhorn. Georg was mayor of Hockenheim, Germany from 1711-1742 and Jakob was landlord of the "Guldene Engel" inn at that time. (See the ancestor album pages on our web site for a picture of the inn, now a German historic landmark.) Their father, Johann Georg (Hans) Engelhorn was a citizen, Gerichtsverwandter, and tax or customs collector in Hockenheim. He built the inn the "Guldene Engel" in 1690 for his second son, Johann Jakob. He was the first officially documented customs collector in Hockenheim. It was not uncommon for prominent citizens of the time to have coats of arms even tho they were not of the nobility. In researching the family history we have not been able to discover a family motto which persisted through the generations. However, one Eduard Engelhorn (1830-1907) was a lawyer and government official in Mannheim, who had as his family motto "Fortiter in re. Suaviter in modo." "Strongly in deed, gently in manner."

The design of our crest is based on a pun on the family name. In German it known as a "Redende Wappen," -- a "talking coat of arms, which "speaks out" the name. The angel on the helmet is Engel in German. The horns (also horn in German) complete the pun. We think our name comes from Switzerland where there is a series of peaks named Engelhorn near Meiringen. A sharp peak or alp is also known as a horn as in Matterhorn, Weishorn, etc.(Again, see the picture on the first ancestor album page.) There apparently are no restrictions on the use of the coat of arms by anyone who bears the Engelhorn/Englehorn name. The color scheme on the crest as used on our web pages is correct according to rules of heraldry as far as we can tell. The best and most well-known use of the crest is by the Engelhorn und Sturm chain of clothing and sporting goods stores in Germany, headquartered in Mannheim.


email_address: bediasboy1212 AT
Date: Monday, December 09, 2002

I'm Brent Kloc and my grandmothers maiden name is Engelhorn. I am looking for some information concerning the coat of arms. Does anyone know what the family motto was??? Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

email_address: swthiel AT
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002

Hi, I am Scott Winston Teal, a genealogist and descendant of the Engelhorn family through Susanna Hertel who married George Fancy at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1755. Susanna's mother was the child of Johann Jacob Engelhorn (1671). I have tracked hundreds of descendants from George & Susanny Fancy. These people belong to a significant historical group known as the Foreign Protestants. Maria Barbara Elisabeth Engelhorn was one of this group along with her husband Johann Michael Schmidt. Only recently was it learned that Barbara was an Engelhorn. Her maiden name was not widely known although had been recorded in Schmidt's personal bible. This is a fantastic website which displays the relationship between the American, Canadian and German sides of the families. George & Susanna Fancy had a son Johann Georg Fancy who in turn had a son Johann Zenas Fancy in 1793, my gggg grandfather.

email_address: engelhorn- AT
Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002

hallo aus deutschland wir haen viele informationen uber die famielei engelhorn in polen mfg achim engelhorn

email_address: engelhorn- AT
Date: Saturday, September 07, 2002

hallo from gemany we are a engelhorn family from karbach in bayern germany we search information fram johan georg engelhorn from lachen pfalz please porn to 18.3.1807 sonn from heinrich engelhorn pleas writte amsagen

email_address: stancard AT
Date: Friday, August 16, 2002

I also have Engelhorn ancestry. We go back thru the Nova Scotia side. I've been to Leimen, Germany and my info came from the church records and a book: "Familien in Leimen 1677-1900" Kurt Frei, which I bought in Leimen at the Rathaus (Town Hall). I'm also in contact with a Engelhorn who's family went to Poland and he's trying to find his links. Stan Card, Tampa, Florida

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002

This is a computer translation of the March 1 post. (Courtesy of Google) Again, it is not perfect, but I think it works. - Jim Schrempp

Hello Roland,

I assume that you live in Germany and understand German, since you have an email address with T-Online. Your message, which I found today is very interesting, since my grandfather also lived in Poland and the connection to Germany is missing up to now. I know only that it resulted in a search in the context of the Ariernachweises that the father, grandfather or great-grandfather of my grandfather from and/or from the area from Speyer were to originate. My grandfather and father come out de approximately around Lodz. Since also your Vorfahern would originate from Poland it me to interest whether these were settled around Lodz also in the area and whether you already found a connection to Germany. A message of you would make me happy much. Yours sincerely Bernd angel horn

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002

This is a computer translation of the August 12 post. (Courtesy of Google) It is not perfect, but I think it works. - Jim Schrempp

The history of the angel horn families is again and again interesting for me. This Websites is a well investigated, successful contribution to the Familiensaga. Congratulations.

Since 1980 I am by the way owner of the house "Gueldener angel" in Hockenheim, one of the original principal firms of the Famile. The house was restored in long and laborious work by me. Today a Greek restaurant with Gewoelbekeller, a small shop, a practice for tooth surgery and dwellings are in the house. In the year 1996 the descriptor "cultural monument of special meaning" was lent to the "Gueldenen angel".

There is relevant literature from the book of local history and geography of the city Hockenheim over the house and the family angel horn. Author is Mr. Ernst Brauch.

Volker Grein, architect, Hockenheim

email_address: volker.grein AT
Date: Monday, August 12, 2002

Die Geschichte der Engelhorn-Familien ist fuer mich immer wieder interessant. Diese Websites sind ein gut recherchierter, gelungener Beitrag zur Familiensaga. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch. Seit 1980 bin ich uebrigens Eigentümer des Hauses "Gueldener Engel" in Hockenheim, einem der urspruenglichen Stammhaeuser der Famile. Das Haus wurde in langer und muehevoller Arbeit von mir restauriert. Heute befinden sich im Haus ein griechisches Restaurant mit Gewoelbekeller, ein kleiner Laden, eine Praxis fuer Zahnchirurgie und Wohnungen. Dem "Gueldenen Engel" wurde im Jahr 1996 das Praedikat "Kulturdenkmal besonderer Bedeutung" verliehen. Es gibt aus dem Heimatbuch der Stadt Hockenheim einschlaegige Literatur ueber das Haus und die Familie Engelhorn. Verfasser ist Herr Ernst Brauch.

Volker Grein, Architekt, Hockenheim

email_address: mcdorman AT
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Wonderful site! Thank you for helping me solve a major stonewall. Our ancestor is Maria Barbara Elizabeth Engelhorn ... who settled in LaHave, Nova Scotia.

Warmest regards Betty Anne McDorman

email_address: aweber1751 AT
Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Hi Jim, the site looks great. Thanks for the effort you put into keeping it this way.

Has anyone informed you that my Mother, Dorothy (Englehorn) Weber, passed away one year ago tomorrow, June 5, 2001? I understand my Uncle, Robert Englehorn, has been in touch with you over the years. Perhaps he told you about it. Uncle Bob is the last of the four children of George Englehorn.

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Mark Weber.

email_address: eguild1 AT
Date: Friday, May 31, 2002

I think this is a wonderful website. I wish I knew half of the people that have made this happen. It is so important to me to find my heritage. My dad, Fred Engelhorn died in 1993 and my grandmother died long before that. Her name was Emma L Engelhorn. My dad worked in his fathers business forever, John Engelhorn and Sons in Newark, New Jersey. I would love to meet some of my decendents. Thank you for taking the time.

email_address: gloepp AT
Date: Friday, March 15, 2002 

A great site into the past!! I used to have a book on the Loepp/Ortman family, I believe Alfred was the one who did the research

Greg Loepp

email_address: bzahn01 AT
Date: Friday, March 08, 2002

Enjoyed looking at your site. I have a couple of Engelhorns in my ZAHN genealogy.

I have a couple of questions on some ZAHNs you have listed in your webpage genealogy, though.

I noticed that you have two ZAHNs on your webpages that do not exist in my database. One is Eva Elisabetha ZAHN, b. 1750, d. 11 May 1784. I have an Eva Elisabetha born in 1749, but not in 1750. I am wondering what your source is for this information. In the records of the Evangelisch-Reformierten Kirche there is no Eva Elisabetha ZAHN born in 1750. Is there a Catholic ZAHN branch? I have not yet searched any Catholic records. Most of the ZAHNs are Ev.-Ref.

You also have a Marie Elizabeth ZAHN, daughter of Friedrich Michael ZAHN and Maria Magdalena SCHRANCK, on 5 Mar 1764 in Hockenheim. The only Maria Elisabetha ZAHN born to a Friedrich Michael ZAHN and Maria Magdalena SCHRANCK was born in 16 Mar 1743, unless, again, this is another non-Ev.-Ref. family with the same names. I am curious as to your source for this one, too.

I look forward to hearing from you concerning this. BTW, I have the microfilm of the Hockenheim records and have been to Hockenheim several times for research. I speak fluent German and can read the old handwriting. I would be happy to help you with some Engelhorn names in Hockenheim if you want. Just let me know.

Brian Zahn

email_address: ben.angel AT
Date: Friday, March 01, 2002

Question to Roland Fabian, because your email-address does not work: Hallo Roland, ich vermute, dass Sie in Deutschland leben und Deutsch verstehen, da Sie eine Email-Adresse bei t-online haben. Ihre Nachricht, die ich heute gefunden habe ist sehr interessant, da auch mein Grossvater in Polen gelebt hat und mir bis jetzt die Verbindung nach Deutschland fehlt. Ich weiss nur, dass es im Rahmen des Ariernachweises eine Recherche ergab, dass der Vater, Grossvater oder Urgrossvater meines Grossvaters aus bzw. aus der Gegend von Speyer stammen soll. Mein Grossvater und Vater stammen aus de Gegen um Lodz. Da auch Ihre Vorfahern aus Polen stammen wuerde es mich schon interessieren, ob diese auch in der Gegend um Lodz angesiedelt waren und ob Sie bereits eine Verbindung nach Deutschland gefunden haben. Eine Nachricht von Ihnen wuerde mich sehr freuen. Mit freundlichen Gruessen Bernd Engelhorn

email_address: ben.angel AT
Date: Friday, March 01, 2002

Hello family Engelhorn. My name is Bernd Engelhorn and I am searching for my roots. My grandfather was living in Poland but his father or grandfather was coming from the German city Speyer or near from there. But I cannot find any connection from Poland to Germany. I like your family site and may be we have the same roots. Greetings from Germany from Bernd Engelhorn

email_address: Engie1 AT
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Hello...I've not attended a reunion yet...but am interested...I am James R. (Jim) Engelhorn, Jr. in Bloomington, IL my dad was James R. Sr. son of Raymond and Norma Engelhorn. I named my son James R. III. I am involved in the international diamond trade and travel to europe often and find that there are many Engelhorns overseas.

email_address: bigpoppamike20 AT aol
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002

my name is mike engelhorn your site is prety cool although ihavent found my line yet but i will keep trying

email_address: laurenwe AT
Date: Monday, August 27, 2001

This site is excellent! I agree that we should add recent pictures of relatives. I am curious as to why exactly the spelling was changed to Englehorn from Engelhorn, I understand there is confusion. If you have any information, please email me. Thanks... Lauren Englehorn, daughter of Scott Englehorn.

email_address: franck.guillory AT
Date: Monday, August 27, 2001

Dear, My name is Franck Guillory. My grand ma (mum's mother) is Francine Engelhorn, her father Frederic Marcel Engelhorn born in 1898 in Paris. The family story says that our ancestor in fact my great great grand father left Germany after some curious stories. Would you have anything which could help to discover the truth?

Thank you so much and congratulation for your site.

Franck Guillory

email_address: gmiller AT
Date: Saturday, August 04, 2001

I am glad to see that you have taken the time to develop a web page. Thanks Gerry Miller

email_address: Mzargarov AT
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2001

Greetings from Shanghai, China! My name is Michael Zargarov. I'm originally from Houston, Texas. While a student at the University of Texas in 1981, I met a Mrs. Dorothy Schlemmer Stricker. We became very close friends. "Aunt" Dorothy was younger sister to the mother of Curt Engelhorn's mother. She was a Schlemmer, born at Heidelberg, and lived in the United States when her Father Nicholas Schlemmer was Post-Master of Austin Texas in the 1900-1920 period. As far as I know, Curt's sister Elizabeth still lives on a ranch in west Texas. Dorothy used to tell me of visiting the Engelhorn family in Garmisch-Patenkirche, near Munich, in the 1920's and 1930's. The Engelhorns had some famous neighbors. Richard Strauss, the composer of "Die Fledermaus", and Rudolf Hess (Hitler's adjutant) were neighbors. Dorothy told me of attending Curt Engelhorn's 50th Birthday celebration. It was held in a castle and was attended by the cream of German society. He gave party favors to all who attended. Dorothy's was an alligator handbag.

I just thought you all might be interested. Best Wishes, Michael Zargarov

email_address: sunwheelsr AT
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2001

This is a very impressive web page and a great service to the family. I am John R. Engelhorn my dad is Oscar Engelhorn and we lived on the farm across the road from the Lansing Ridge Cemetary until 1947. We live in Santa Rosa, Ca. now but visited the farm about 6 years ago and were disappointed to see that the house had been destroyed but were happy to see that the barn (built in 1877) was still there. Oscar is 90 and still going strong.

email_address: Lesada AT
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2001

I am interested in the Gruber line in your family tree. Very good information on the web site. Wish I could do such things. Are you interested in donating one of your books to the Allamakee County Historical Society? We are starting a genealogy deptartment at the Allamakee County Museum. We would like as many copies of family hitories that we can find with connection to Allamakee county.

email_address: bussi80 AT
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001

i am a engelhorn my self and just like to say thank you for doing this site as it is very handy to know my old relitivs. my full name is Carolin Carmen Engelhorn

email_address: erika.feuerbach AT
Date: Monday, February 26, 2001

Congratulations to your website. I'm a descendant of Johann Peter Engelhorn, born 01-12-1850 at Hockenheim, died 28-11-1928 at Schwetzingen, son of Johann Peter Engelhorn, born 19-10-1825 at Hockenheim, died 26-05-1906 at Wiesloch, married to Eva Kath. Schuppel. If you are interested in more details about this branch, please let me know.

email_address: wengelhorn AT
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2001

It´s very interesting to see something about my family. My name is Wolfgang Engelhorn and I´m living in Hamburg.

email_address: stancard AT
Date: Sunday, February 04, 2001

I've been to Leimen searching the church records, but they didn't have Maria Barbara Elisabeth Englehorn's parents names. She is listed in "Families of Leimen 1677-1900" by Kurt Frei with both of her husbands. This is one of my German lines. Want to thank you for putting this on the web. Another one of my lines more or less completed. Stan Card, Tampa, Florida.

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001


email_address: smarrier AT


This is great!! is it o.k. if I link this site to the family reunion web site? btw, I've been going through old family pictures, and can probably send you some if you're interested. Keep up the good work--this is soooo cool! Susan (Englehorn) Marrier

email_address: blwhite65 AT

Thanks for the web site - I especially liked seeing pictures from the past reunions. I could provide a caption for one of the pics from the Breckenridge reunion which shows my mom and almost all of her cousins from the Thomas Line. Also, I have a picture of my son and Uncle Ted, who were the youngest and oldest, respectively, attendees at the Asilomar reunion - is JPEG format too big too send in an e-mail? Finally, I am sure that an explanation has been given before, but I would like to see something posted on this website about Englehorn v. Engelhorn and any explanation for how the spelling got changed (my grandmother was Erma Englehorn Fenn). Thanks, Brenda White

email_address: reprap AT

Hi, Looks great! Can we create a family picture tree if everyone e-mails in a family picture. It's easier to remember a name with a face. Thanks for all the hard work. Rebecca (Mill) Pherigo

email_address: engelhorn AT

This was my first visit to this site and it looks like it is off to a great start.

I agree with some of the other comments about adding photo's. That would be great !

H. E. "Buddy" Engelhorn

email_address: engelhorn AT


This is fantastic, you should be extremely proud. Thanks also to Jim Englehorn for mentioning it in the newsletter. Any information I can get on the Engelhorn family is truly appreciated. It's funny, I didn't know until very recently that there were any other Engelhorns except for my local family here in Ohio. If anyone reading this can help with family background I would really be grateful. My grandfather just recently passed away...Carl Engelhorn who lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I'll look the site over more, but it's really great. Thanks

Steve Engelhorn Bucyrus, OH


email_address: christaterry AT

Hi there!! Iam almost speechless!!!!! Iseriously thoght i was the only Engelhorn on the northamerican continent!!!!! My eyes popped when I saw the familycrest from my ring infront of me on the computer.

My name is Christa Maria Engelhorn-Terry. I was born in Oberndorf am Neckar,Germany 1954. My father is Peter Engelhorn of Altlussheim.His father was Jacob Engelhorn ,husband of Frieda nee Hettmannsperger.My ties to Altlussheim and Hockenheim are very strong and my family and I visit on a yearly basis. I came to Canada 1977 and have never met another "Engelhorn"nor found one in the Toronto phonebook.

So, greetings to all you Engelhoerner out there

und liebe Gruesse an alle Engelhoerner,


email_address: pastordave67 AT

Hi, I am a desendant of Maria Barbara Elizabeth Engelhorn who marrie George Hertel and after Gorges death married Michael Schmill an lived at La Have. Awesme page!!!!!


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