Voelker Family History

by Dave Voelker on February 27, 2011 · 4 comments

Voelker Family Genealogy

In 1849 Martin Völker left his hometown in Sailauf, Bavaria and made his way to the United States. He settled on the western frontier in Cincinnati, Ohio and started a family that has remained in the area more than six generations.

The story of the Völker / Voelker family history can be found here where we keep all of our data. I am currently using the webtrees software to provide an organized means of displaying this information, Voelker Family History will take you  to this information.

I also maintain an Ancestry.com family tree and anyone with an Ancestry.com account that would like to see my information there should email me and I will grant you access to my data at Ancestry.com.

One of the things our family was blessed with is a collection of original documents from our emigrated ancestor Martin Völker.  We were very fortunate that our family has preserved over the years a number of original documents from Martin including birth certificate, military dismissal papers, citizenship papers and more.  These are wonderful documents to have a clear link to our family heritage.  As one might expect, these have also been very useful in unearthing additional information about our ancestral homeland and family in Bavaria.

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1 Jill Rueble Hughes July 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Hi David. You have a stunning website! I left you a note on Ancestry, but thought I would reiterate it here. You used my Rueble Family Tree as a source and unfortunately we aren’t connected. Your William Pius Pfeiffer (you are so fortunate to have those beautiful photos!) was not a child of Phillip and Pauline (Rueble) Pfeiffer. They had 5 children, two of which were boys: Gus and William Walter who went by the name Walter. A quick search of the Ohio Marriages database shows that William Pius’ parents were William Pfeiffer and Elizabeth Gartner. Hope this helps.
Jill

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2 Dave Voelker July 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Jill –

Thanks for dropping your note and also for commenting on my site. I am going to go in and “unconnect” us and then also look to see what mistake I had made in making the connection in the first place. I do know that this side of our family was very well researched by another family member and I will look to see if he has made the same mistake and if I had copied it from him. Regardless, thanks so much for taking the time to comment, getting these things right is the most important thing/

Best –

Dave Voelker

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3 Jill Rueble Hughes July 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Thanks Dave!
Jill

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4 Bruno December 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

Hi David. You have a stunning website! I left you a note on Ancestry, but thought I would reiterate it here. You used my Rueble Family Tree as a source and unfortunately we aren’t connected. Your William Pius Pfeiffer (you are so fortunate to have those beautiful photos!) was not a child of Phillip and Pauline (Rueble) Pfeiffer. They had 5 children, two of which were boys: Gus and William Walter who went by the name Walter. A quick search of the Ohio Marriages database shows that William Pius’ parents were William Pfeiffer and Elizabeth Gartner. Hope this helps.
Jill

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