I have replied to Stephanie and don't know how I can help her. This
village is not part of my research and I have not done any research in
Michigan as my family's and my husband's are outside of Michigan.
So perhaps there is someone with info on the list of either this village or
a good Michigan source of info.
On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 5:09 AM, DVHH-L Administrator via
DONAUSCHWABEN-VILLAGES <donauschwaben-villages(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
Posting for Stephanie (Leach) Basar.
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I am requesting help from Eva Brown because I am born and raised in MI (Ann
Arbor) and so is my husband (Birmingham). We still live here.
I just received a 'Stephansfeld Famillienbuch' CD which was very helpful
for our Merle genealogy but our Nicklaus Merle (b. 1861) was married to
Katherina Eck (b. 1856-1857) and I cannot find her or her sister Elizabeth
or their parents. Nicklaus and Katherina (Eck) Merle came to Detroit area
in early 1900's with a son Nicholas and daughter Margareta. Margaret
married Anton Frank and their daughter Marjorie b. 1927 married George
Basar b.1925 (Croatian) and they were my in laws.
If there is information that would be helpful in finding the Eck side of
family I will appreciate it. The grand daughter of Katherina and Nic Merle
is still living at age almost 96 and sharp with memory/history and can
identify photos but doesn't know the parents names of Katherina and
Elizabeth. She thinks Elizabeth married a Jacob Truitt and was in St. Louis
Missouri at some time.
I have run a DNA test through Ancestry.com
for my husband and it has been
helpful in finding others related but only one has the Eck name in their
ancestry and are at a roadblock, too.
Thank you for any assistance! - Stephanie (Leach) Basar
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