At the time of the mid 1800s, the number of children born to each marriage was fairly large - from 6 to 12, depending on the age at which the mother married - but the mortality rate was also high. Childhood diseases and  small-pox took their toll, and the spectre of the plague was always present for young and old alike. Lack of even basic sanitation control brought epidemics of cholera and typhus. As a result, it was likely that a married couple would raise no more than three or four of their youngsters to the stage of healthy adulthood.
When hard times brought changes to the family units, the young and fit members were reluctantly encouraged to find work elsewhere. Thus the migration to the USA and Australia began.

At the time of the mid 1800s, the number of children born to each marriage was fairly large - from 6 to 12, depending on the age at which the mother married - but the mortality rate was also high. Childhood diseases and  small-pox took their toll, and the spectre of the plague was always present for young and old alike. Lack of even basic sanitation control brought epidemics of cholera and typhus. As a result, it was likely that a married couple would raise no more than three or four of their youngsters to the stage of healthy adulthood.
When hard times brought changes to the family units, the young and fit members were reluctantly encouraged to find work elsewhere. Thus the migration to the USA and Australia began.

 

Descendants from the following family names:

  • Adami
  • Bang
  • Belloff
  • Bill
  • Bodenroeder
  • Broek
  • Dern
  • Dilges
  • Fett
  • Geibel
  • Gerlach
  • Giehl
  • Haintz
  • Haub
  • Hauser
  • Heinz
  • Hildebrand
  • Hinklemann
  • Hopton
  • Jung
  • Kissler
  • Klein
  • Klippel
  • Klos
  • Knipper
  • Koch
  • Kohler
  • Krausgrill
  • Leichner
  • Lemp
  • Lenz
  • Loh
  • Maas
  • Marx
  • Matthaus
  • Muller
  • Plough
  • Reuss
  • Reuter
  • Richter
  • Riegelhuth
  • Rumpff
  • Schimpf
  • Schmidt
  • Seip
  • Studt
  • Volk
  • Vorbach
  • Wetzel
  • Wilhelmi
  • Winter
  • Worner
  • Zeiss
  • Ziegler
  • Zimmer