Hello Kimberly Ann Bluhm Thomas - 3rd cousin, once removed:
My friend and cousin Reba Paine (nee Rebecca Esther Wisenbaker), author of "Christopher and His Children," is presently locating and chatting with all of her deceased Wisenbakers and Weissenbachers, Dashers, Crews, Swilleys, Treutlens, Denslers, Waldhauers, Floerls, Langs, Zeiglers, Hörningers, et al, as she passed along on 22 March 2000 (b. 13 Apr. 1924). She was a remarkable and very sociable lady. Her son, Mike, said he was going to republish her book but had too many other irons in the fire, plus he did not know what to do about all of the new discoveries and some conflicts in the first book's conclusions. I fear that it will never be republished--we all wanted it "as is" as a back up one to the tarnished and well dog-eared copy we have.
Alice Conklin has located Christoph Weissenbacher's birth city in Dietlingen, Baden territory (now Baden-Württemburg), Germany instead of Austria. Nevertheless, we still have many ancestors who did in fact come from Austria.So, we have many new discoveries that you may or may not be aware of.
You may want to join the Wisenbaker forum at MyFamily.com where many of us Wisenbaker researchers share information, photos, and documents online.It now has over 1,000 documents stored away there. It has 153 members at present.
I am trying to finish my Wisenbaker redraft at the present time and have been working on it for three years (working on Wisenbakers since 1996) and it never gets in final mode.
Alice Conklin, Vivian Gordon, Patricia Lilly and I have been working as a four-person team to find and make corrections on many (if not all) of the Wisenbaker tree limbs, beyond our own lineage, and would certainly appreciate seeing what others have put together. Right now I have 16,741 Wisenbaker only names in my FTM databanks and my Wisenbaker FTW file is at a bulging 1 gigabytes of memory.So, we save and look at every thing.Our four "person" team also found living relatives in Connecticut and pieced together the mystery of Mathias Wisen-Baker, youngest son of Christopher who disappeared from Georgia about 1790.Most of the males changed their surnames to Baker but kept "Wisen" as middle names.
I see that your lineage comes through James Crews, William Lawson, and James Lawson Wisenbaker, which subchapter I have been working on for the past two to three weeks trying to get additional photos of families, tombstones, etc.Vivian Gordon is also of that lineage and has contributed much and in fact sent me a long modified register only last night, so she keeps me busy updating.Still, I need more exhibits to make it more personable.
I would prefer subsequent communications be addressed directly to my e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org). I use Comcast highspeed cable but earthlink for my mail.