Well I have been tracing my dad's side of the family since 1982.
It is a long time process to gather all the facts.
Tracing your family is ALWAYS an ongoing process.
Of course there is always updating to do !
When I first started nobody would want to talk about the
past and where they came from. I sent many many letters.
It seemed my grandma Lydia Lautt was the only one
I could get any information from and she was
the one everyone would talk to.
Since the computer came to life I have been able to really
gather information on my family.
I will be posting family tidbits every now and again.
Today I will post what I have found on my
4th Great Grandfather.
This is as far back as I could trace on my
dad's side of the family.
Baltasar LAUTT he was born in 1807 in Geocklingen, Elsass.
He passed away January 23 1841 in Glueckstal Parish.
I found his wife Katherine BOSCHE and their children in the
"The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years
1763-1862" By Karl Stumpp.
They are listed as family number 222 on page 697.
" Kassel, gerg. 1808 (Colony of Kassel)
TIPPEL, Anton gest.(died) 1851 mit (age) 43,
seine (his) Sohne (son) Heinrich 12, Jakob 10, Adam 5,
seine (his) Steifsohne (stepson) 1. Friedrich LAUX 29,
dessen Frau (his wife) Barbara 41, dessen Sohne
(their son) Johann 1; 2. Johann LAUX 27, dessen
Frau Christine 26, dessen Sohne Johann, 2;
3. Daniel LAUX 23, dessen Frau Christine 24,
dessen Sohne Georg,3, Gottleib, 1/2; 4. Gottlieb
LAUX 21, seine Steiftochter
(stepdaughter) Barbara LAUX 19.
Baltasar LAUTT had passed away and his wife
Katherine had remarreid to Anton TIPPEL.
Yep this MY family when they were still
over in Kassel, Russia.
My line is the Daniel LAUX line. I hi-lited in red.
As you can see the Surname changed
when they emigrated to the United States
It was LAUX, now it LAUTT.
NEAT HUH ! ? !