Some of my Zimmerman ancestors emigrated from Switzerland to the United States (Tuscarawas, Ohio) in the mid 1800s. When I find them on U.S. Census records, there are a bunch of other Zimmerman ...
Thanks in advance for any insight or research suggestions for understanding this record in the Nordrhein-Westfalen Archive (www.archive.nrw.de). At the bottom of this post are my specific questions. ...
It seems that my mother's family, Kollenborn, came from Romanshorn, Switzerland, near the German border and the Bodensee/Lake Constance (Konstanz). I have found Kollenborn to be an extremely rare ...