Dear Dani, Greetings from America.I was very happy to get your e-mail from Germany. I am sorry that I have not written sooner to you, but my work has made me very busy.
Yes I am very much still interested in all names which connect to Parthum.So far, every Parthum which I have found is at some time in the past from this area of Sachsen.My ur-grossvater was Christian Eduard Parthum who was born in Grumbach, near Langenchursdorf.His father was born in Tirscheim, and his father was born in Callenberg.
I do thank you for writing in English, because it is very much easier for me to write to you.I can translate into German with a computer program, but I never know if I am saying what I mean to say.
It would help me if you can write the names and birthdates of your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to me.It would also help if you can find the names of their brothers and sisters.I may have already some of them in my files.I have copies of some city records from Callenberg, Hohenstein-Ehrnstall, Langenchursdorf and other towns which are from the years 1830-1924.I may be able to help you find some of their names in these files.I do not remember seeing your father's or your mother's name yet in my files.
Now Wolfgang Bock and I have 7 or 8 families of Parthum that we have not connected together, but the name is very old in Germany.Herr Bock also researches the name Parthum since his grandmother was born named Parthum.We have found the name as early as jahr 1620.If your father or other relatives can help us put some of these families together we would be very happy. mit freundlichen gruessen, Howard Parthum