Re: Yinger/Gengert/Juengert/Yuengert ????
Thanks for responding, Carol!
I find this interesting...I have a totally separate branch of my family somewhat connected through the Hessian soldiers ... von REITZENSTEIN ... but in the 1700's those two surnames were not connected to each other.
A reason given for the spelling variation/ambiguity is that Henry YINGER was deserting the Russian military after 3 1/2 yrs....he and new bride (Christine RAUCH ... they married before leaving)escaped through Poland. His name probably changed spellingseveral times, but always sounded similar. He was actually born in Poland, but the borders changed a lot back in the 1800's..and I think his section was Russian controlled at the time.Oh yes....he was supposedly the only one to emigrate from his family...he left his parents and two brothers, one of which was his twin.
Carol..please use my email email@example.com for more information.This is really getting interesting.