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Germany question for quokka or Larryincolorado (or others)

Germany question for quokka or Larryincolorado (or others)

Feb 11th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Hello Robyn, I see your post is now more than 3 years old, so this may not catch up with you at all, but I wanted to try. Johann Christopher is also my 5G-Grandfather, so we must be cousins. from what you say, you have to be descended through either Andrew or Christopher, and since you grew up in PA, I'm guessing Andrew. Same for me; I was born in Lebanon, PA, now live in MD. Would love to hear how your trip to Germany went, it sounds like exactly what I would like to do -- maybe in another year. Best wishes.
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Feb 11th, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Hello Robyn -- as Edgewater says, this may not catch up with you because of the age of the post -- but I wanted to mention an interesting coincidence --- your 5th great grandparents came in 1751 on the ship Neptune. Two hundred years later, in 1951, I came on the ship Neptunia (from Bremerhaven to Hoboken)!
Hope you found what you were looking for in Germany in October of 2007.
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Feb 11th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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What a great story, I hope Robyn comes back on board and sees this to find you Edgewater. Good luck
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Feb 16th, 2011, 03:33 PM
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Hello Cousin Edgewater - I haven't been around the Forum for a couple months now (too busy with life getting in the way of living), but had a few minutes to spare at work this afternoon and decided to pop in for a quick visit. What a surprise to see your post!!

Yes, I'm descended from Andrew (4th GGF,b.1758), then John Sr (3rd GGF,b.1784), then Andrew (2nd GGF,b.1807), then John C (GGF,b.1833), and then my Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Schrope (b.1872). If our first common ancestor is Johann Christoph Schropp (5th GGF,b.1727), then that would make us 6th cousins!

My husband and I had a wonderful time touring through Germany in October 2007. Visiting Oberöwisheim and Eppingen were highlights of the trip for both of us. We were met at the Eppingen train station by Barbara, the woman I had been in contact with (her daughter was busy studying for finals). Barbara spent the next 8 hours with us, taking us all over the Kraichtal region and sharing the history and customs of the area with us. It was such a rush to walk on the same streets that my 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th GreatGrandparents travelled on. You can read all about our exciting adventures on my trip report link:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...rip-report.cfm

If you're planning on taking a similar trip in the future, please feel free to pick my brain for info.

travlsolo2 - What a neat story/coincidence. Thanks for sharing. Not only did we find what we were looking for in Germany, we discovered there's a whole lot more to see. We'll definately be going back at some point.

Robyn
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Feb 17th, 2011, 03:44 AM
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Good morning! Topping for my Cousin Edgewater....

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Feb 21st, 2011, 04:55 AM
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Well... I guess I missed my cousin. From his profile, it looks like he was visiting Fodor's just the one day, February 11th.

This is a time when I wish Fodor's offered some kind of private messaging system, so you could contact another poster, through Fodor's, who isn't always around everyday to check the threads.

I can only hope maybe Edgewater will stumble on this site again in the future. Until then....

Peace,
Robyn
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Sep 25th, 2013, 08:01 PM
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I just saw your posts regarding Oberöwisheim. My father was from Oö. and I just visited cousins there 2 weeks ago. I have an Oö. Ortssippenbuch that lists German family names, children, births, deaths, etc. from the mid 1550's to about 1920. I can also read the old schrift handwriting that not many people know now. If you are interested in a particular name, I could look it up in the book. I saw the name Schropp mentioned and that appears in the book and my father's great, great, great, great grandmother was Susanna Barbara Schropp. Not sure you will get this message since your original posts were from several years back. I live in Ohio.
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Sep 26th, 2013, 03:56 AM
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Hello Cousin - So great to hear from you! I am getting ready to go to work this morning, but I will check my family records this evening to see if and where Susanna Barbara Schropp pops up. Do you have your family records, so we can compare?

I have searched several times for a copy of the Ortssippenbuch. That is so exciting that you have a copy, and can read it!!! In April my husband and I made our second trip to Oberöwisheim (our first was in 2007). It was very surreal to walk the same streets that my ancestors have walked. We also visited Eppingen; one of my Schropp GGFathers married a woman from there. BTW, I live in the foothills of the Pennsylvania Poconos, right off of I-80.

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Sep 26th, 2013, 05:24 PM
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Topping - Looking for heidig728

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Nov 20th, 2015, 03:48 PM
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Hi. It may be a little late as there has not been a post on this thread in a few years, but I felt like giving it a try. My line has been in Northern NJ since the late 1700's or early 1800's. The son of Johann Christoph Schropp. I am trying to do more research on anything earlier than Andreas Schropp, but am coming up emptyhanded. It would be great if you had this information.
Thanks
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Nov 20th, 2015, 03:49 PM
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Hi. It may be a little late as there has not been a post on this thread in a few years, but I felt like giving it a try. My line has been in Northern NJ since the late 1700's or early 1800's. The son of Johann Christoph Schropp. I am trying to do more research on anything earlier than Andreas Schropp, but am coming up emptyhanded. It would be great if you had this information.
Thanks
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Nov 21st, 2015, 02:30 AM
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You probably mean the Andreas Schropp who has been born in 1660. The records about his ancestors have probably been lost in the Thirty Years' War which raged from 1618 to 1648. Many church archives were burnt in this war. Your family is not alone with this problem.
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Nov 21st, 2015, 02:46 PM
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Yes. That was the person. Thanks for the information. That is probably the reason I have been able to find nothing.
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Dec 7th, 2015, 06:46 AM
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Hello Nshrope1 - I, too, am a descendant of Johann Christoph Schropp (5th GGFather) and I have compiled a good deal of information about the family, including some church baptismal and wedding records. I would be happy to share what information I have. Are you on Ancestry.com?

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Dec 8th, 2015, 03:58 AM
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Looking for NShrope1..... Hello cousin.... are you out there?

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