I'll start the ball rollin`.My grandfather, Wilhelm Maintz, moved from Germany in the late 1920's.My father, William M. Maintz Sr., was born in Essen, Germany.My father and grandparents settled in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, USA.My father married Hermene Grimmer of Landshut, Germany, who had also immigrated to the USA and settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.Since my dad was a career officer in the U.S. Air Force, we moved around alot.As an Air Force brat, I've lived in Hellertown, Pa., Tinker AFB, Ok., Kansas City, Mo., Upper Heyford, England, Lebanon, Il., the Azores, Portugal, and then back to Lebanon, Il. (suburb of St.Louis, Mo.). I have moved away from the St. Louis area several times, but keep returning. My wife and I have raised three children, the youngest of which is currently (2002) a sophomore in college.I have noticed that several distant relatives have moved to the US and, in fact, have moved very close to where I'm currently living.There is even a Maintz Wildlife Preserve in the Cape Girardeau, Mo. area where my oldest son attended college.
I'd like to explore the depth of my family tree, if any of you would care to fill in some of the holes.