John Mark SAILER Germany and the Black Sea
Updated September 30, 2012
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Thanks to my extended family: Karen Encelewski, DeLane Isaak, Sharon Irish, Barbara Bryant, Barbara Baker, Jack Isaak, Karen Jensen, Dennis Maas, Ken Guenthner, Marilyn Roth, Peter Rehfeld, Fred Isaak, Steve Mogck, Ken Messmer, Charlotte Perry, Bob Schamber, Mary Ann Anderson.
Surnames in my family include: ABERLE BAER BERSCHT BOHRER BREITLING DACHTLER FRASCH FRIEDRICH GEER GEISTDORFER GUENTHNER HAHN HUBER ISAAK KNITTEL KOCH KRIEG LAISS MAIER MEZGER MOHR MUELLER RAUCHLIN REINER SAILER SCHIMKE (STRUMKE STRIMSKE) SCHOPF SCHULTZ (SCHULZ) SPIESS STAHL STROBEL THEILACKER TRAMNITZKE WALZ WILHELM WINTER WIRTH WITTENBORG ZIEGLER ZWIPFF.
Ancestral villages in Wuerttemberg:
Ancestral village in Bayern-Pfalz:
BLACK SEA GERMANS
Villages/Parishes of Interest:
BESSARABIA: Beresina, Dennewitz, Alt? or Neu? Elft, Kloestitz, Kulm, Sophiental, Tarutino
CRIMEA: Friedental, Heilbrunn, Neusatz
CAUCASUS: Michaelsfeld, Georgia
Counties include: SOUTH DAKOTA: Yankton, Hutchinson, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, McPherson NORTH DAKOTA: Mercer, Dunn
August ISAAK Jr. family reunion is held every other year (the even years) in Mercer County, ND the last weekend in June. Adam GUENTHNER reunion same time same place.
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- Young John (44 KB)
I think I'm wearing my sister's hand-me-downs!
- Armand Walter Sailer (30 KB)
My father's WWII Army Air Division photo. Served in the Pacific front as a tail gunner.
- Gottlieb and Louisa (Schultz) Isaak, Eureka (112 KB)
My paternal g-g-grandparents with children Antonia and Emanuel.
- Hildegard Erna Isaak (29 KB)
My mother's graduation, Stanton High School, Stanton, ND, class of 1939.
- Adam and Magdalena (Isaak) Sailer, Albert, Harold? (41 KB)
My father's grandparents, father and brother. Adam is the Sailer that immigrated to America from Crimea S Russia with his two brothers Jacob and Christian, and his sister Susanna (Semmler) in 1883.
- Adam Guenthner and Wilhelmina Reiner (10 KB)
My mother Hildegard's maternal grandparents.
- John's studio (63 KB)
Me working at my midi music studio a few years ago.
- Magdalena (Isaak) Sailer and children (133 KB)
My father's grandmother and his father, aunts and uncles, oldest to youngest, Albert, Ida, Ernestine, Erwin, Otto, Helena, Hilda, Elma. I had this photo retouched professionally.
- David Isaak and Rosalia Guenthner 40th wedding ann (18 KB)
My mother's parents, David Isaak and Rosalia Guenthner (right) were married 5 Dec 1915 in a double ceremony with Rose's brother Reinhold Guenthner and David's sister Elizabeth Isaak (center). Also pictured are (brother) Tobias Guenthner and wife Lydia Kilber (left).
- Andreas and Dorthea (Stiefel) Sailer (27 KB)
Adam Sailer's father and step mother, Crimea S Russia. Adam's mother was Rosina Frasch, who died shortly after giving birth to Johannes, who died less than 2 months later.
- August Isaak Jr. family (18 KB)
Mr. and Mrs. August Isaak with their 10 children. (Front row, left to right): Emma Guenthner, Elizabeth Guenthner, August and Katherina Isaak, Esther Schmoll and Anna Huber. (Back row): Herbert, Arthur, Hilda Bohrer, Fred, David and Richard.
- August Isaak Jr. family reunion, 1950 (82 KB)
Picture from the very first August Isaak reunion. Taken in front of Trinity Lutheran Church, Krem (Hazen) ND. Katharina (Breitling) Isaak is front center with all her children and their families grouped together behind her.
- Johannes Georg Bohrer (77 KB)
My father Armand Sailer's maternal grandfather. b 17 Dec 1846, Friedental, Crimea, Russia. d 11 Sep 1926, Hazen, ND. m Barbara Walz Reudi (second wife)
- Wilhelm (William) Isaak family 1934 (59 KB)
Youngest son of August Isaak and Christina Ziegler. Back row L to R: Herbert, Albert, William, Otto, Edward, Daniel, Richard
Middle: Paul Gerhard
Front: Esther, Annetta, Maria (Hildebrand), Leona, William Sr., Adina and Louise
- August Isaak Jr. family reunion, 2000 (266 KB)
Millenium reunion photo recreates the original from 1950, except taken behind the church. Note the cemetery behind where many relatives are buried. There was an outhouse behind the cemetery, as well, that we had to use in days past.
- Dorethea Walz Guenthner (34 KB)
Picture/portrait of Johannes George Guenthner's wife, from the Guenthner/Weisz genealogy books by Lucille Grace Kruckenberg Parker. Photo courtesy of Elthor Guenthner.
- Friedrick (Fred) Isaak family (75 KB)
Son of August Isaak and Christina Ziegler. L to R: Gertrude, Bernie, Fred, Magdalena (Hildebrand), William, Lenora.
- Johannes George Guenthner (36 KB)
Photo/portrait of Adam Guenthner Sr.'s father from Friedental, Crimea, Russia. From the Guenthner/Weisz genealogy books by Lucille Grace Kruckenberg Parker. Photo courtesy of Elthor Guenthner. Johannes and Dorethea were married 17 December 1846 in Friedental, Crimea, Russia.
- August Isaak Sr. family (21 KB)
August Isaak and Christina Ziegler with their three youngest surviving children, Katharina, Wilhelm, August.
- David Isaak family (72 KB)
My grandfather's family. Back row L to R: Hildegard (mom), Gertrude, Othmer, Selma, Elsie, Walter, Lorentina. Front row L to R: Elmer, Jeanette, David, Rosalia, Delores, Armond.
- Hertha Bohrer and Albert Jacob Sailer (31 KB)
My father's parents' wedding picture. November 12, 1912, Zeeland, ND.