THE HENTSCHEL FAMILY PAGE
Welcome to our site dedicated to research into the history of our families.
Here we try to bring together the various individuals and how
they relate to our Family Tree. We've included photographs, special
documents, stories and other interesting notes that makes each person
special to us.
The HENTSCHEL's (Paul A. and two of his sisters) came to Baltimore, Maryland about the 1880's from Neundstat,Upper Selesia, Germany. The story goes (unsupported by any facts, yet) that there was a Count Hentschel de Gilgenheimb. I have found references to a Hentschel von Gilgenheimb related to German nobility, but I have not made a connection to my tree, Also, one of the Hentschels was rumoured to be a gardener for Kieser Whilhelm (also unsupported). The Hentschel's thrived in Baltimore and one of Paul A.'s children, Paul J., married Christne RUPP and they had 13 children. One interesting member story is Adam E. RUPP (father of Christine). He was orphaned in 1863 when Confederate troops looted and burned his home and killed his parents just outside Chambersburg, PA. He came to an orphanage in Baltimore, MD at the age of seven.
The BALCAITIS's came to Pennsylvania about the same time from Lithuania. They settled in Harrison City, PA where Stanislovas (Stanley) was a tailor. The family later relocated to Baltimore, MD after the mother, Izabelle, died.
The WILLIAM's are fom Pennsylvania.
The ZIMMERMAN's were an old colonial family in
Pennsylvania, possibly mennonite. Other PA families are the BERGERS, TEMPLIN, and GRUNEWALD.
The TRYON's and PRATHER's are from the midwest.
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