On the search for our roots, the chronicle of the Family
Meiering - Walling
From the darkness of forgetting, a trace search in old church-registers and archives.
On this page is the genealogical data of the families of my ancestors and that, of my wife Gisela, born Walling. To see the families, select the "alphabetical named search" ore the "Ancestorlines" to view the families. This data goes back, up to the 15th century. A "village listing" also can be selected from the "alphabetical named search" link.
Name and place registers were prepared with "PC Ahnen
2000" ( a genealogy program) of Günther Schwärzer.
you will see a list of surnames. Select a surname to see the oldest known
ancestor family. Then you can select two options:
selecting the blue number after
the red written couple
take you to the next generation and continue following that generation by
selecting the blue numbers, or
selecting a letter will show all surnames of that letter. Selecting a surname
will provide same listing as noted in number 1 above.
from the “Ancestorlines” at the bottom of some pages is the place register
selection. This presents a listing of persons or families and the towns or
cities they lived and will lead you back to individuals or families as noted in
1 and 2 explanations above.
can select this name in the "ancestor-lines".
The earliest, known ancestor couple then appears to this family with the known
children. The direct ancestors are written red. The next generation is seen when
you click on the blue number after the red written couple. You can view family
lines so and perhaps print.
of all families, I have in "document format”. If you are interested
in an ancestorlines , E-mail me (email@example.com) with Name of
that line. I will send as an E-mail attachment back to you.
have represented the chronicles of our families in a short story. This link is
marked by the last names on the left. The ancestors of my father, "The family
come from Vreden (and surrounding areas), to day this is the district of Borken.
the ancestors of my mother, they come from
her father's side Wallings
(The Family Kowalewskis)
come from Masuren in
and the places around the Masurien
lakes, the greatest is the
( see "The map oft Spirdingsee")
ancestors of her mother’s side, the
Family Fuhs) come from Kleve and Pfalzdorf on the east side of the Rhein-
River in the area of Goch. The ancestors of the Pfalzdorfer come from the Hunsrück.
They are immigrated to the Niederrhein area in 1750 for religious and economic
For the Family Fuhs you can select "The
history of Pfalzdorf"
and "The Family Fuhs"
from title on the left.
to John Hanrahan, from California at
by providing the translation. I say Thank-you John.
The Dietrichs (The
Family Dietrich) come from Altmorschen
in the Hessenland. Also see "Map
of the Fuldatal" and "the families Dietrich and Schmelz".