Re: Research on Balgemann in USA/Germany
I hope all is well. It is interesting about your family's connection with mine. The BALGEMANN's all came from Landesbergen (a small village on the Weser River)in Hanover (near Nienberg on the Weser) southeast of Berlin. They were primarily Farmers and Ferrymen (on the Weser River from 1700 to 1900). There still are BALGEMANN's in the area and I have pictures of some of their original houses. I have no knowledge of any of the BALGEMANN's coming from any other region in GER. I believe many of the families from Landesbergen immigrated to the Elmhurst, IL area- they called this "cluster" migration- but this requires further research.