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Der Lemmel-Stamm aus Melsheim in Lanesville/Indiana 1832-2000


USA, Indiana                                                                   MeL
                                                         Lemmel: Melsheim-Lanesville
                                                                             Tafel 1
                     ┌───────────────┐
                     │Vorfahren siehe│
                     │Stamm Melsheim
                     └───┬───────»Me«┘
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                     Johannes Lemmel
                     *1791 in Breunsheim/Printzheim
                           bei Melsheim im Elsass
                     Wahrscheinlich identisch mit:
                         ═
            MeL-38/n John Lemmel
                     *1791 in Deutschland (wo?)
                     oo mit Margaretha ..., * um 1794 in Deutschland
                     kamen 1832 nach USA
                     1835 in Jefferson County, Kentucky,
                     dann Farmer in Harrison County, Indiana
                     beide starben 1851.
                         │
     ┌───────┬───────┬───┴──────┬─────────┬────────────┐
   39/e      │       │          │         │            │
   John  Margaret  39/i         │         │            │
  Lemmel  *?1823  George      39/k        │            │
  *1822           Lemmel     Michael    Mary           │            
  †1855 in         *1825      *1827     *1829   39/o David F. Lemmel  
 Harrison         1860 in   WagonMaker               *1835        
  County          Indiana,   in Posey             Erdbeer-Farmer    
  ∞Shaney         ∞Susan     ∞Keifer            Lanesville, Indiana
     │               │          │                   Schafer
     │               │          │                      │
   40/e              │          │           ┌──────┬───┴────┬────────┬───────┐
   John              │         ┌┴────┐    Sarah    │        │        │       │
  Lemmel             ├ ─ ─┐ William  │   Yeager Mary     40/o       │       │
   *1852           Mary   :  *1862   │          ∞Riley   George W.   │       │
He grew up        *1863   ?    :   James                  Lemmel   Alice     │
with his         Pearson      ?   *1869                  *1861   ∞Jenkins Nannie
uncle David                          :                   Farmer            ∞Thomas
 ┌───┴───┐                           ?                  Lanesville
 │ see   │                                               Arnold
 │Table 2│           ┌────────┬───────┬────────┬─────────┬──┴───────────────┐
 └───────┘         Myrtle   41/o    Herman     │         │                  │
                   *1895   Leonard  Frank      │         │                  │
                   1920    *1897   Lemmel  Virginia   41/q                 │
                           Farmer   *1900    *1905     Freda              41/s
                        Lanesville    :     Lehrerin   *1909              Luetta
                           Kuehn     ?              Melhiser            *1913
                              │                          │               Forbis
                      ┌───────┴──┬──────┬──────┐         │                  │
               42/o Russell      │      │      │       42/q                 │
               (Bud) Lemmel  Virginia   │      │       Norman               │
                   *?1930             Margie   │       Melhiser             │
                   Farmer             Curts Doris      *1935             Burrell
                 Lanesville                  Tyler   Louisville,         Forbis
                  Medlock                             Kentucky            ∞Orr
        ┌──────────┬──┴──────┬───────┐             ┌─────┴──┬───────┐       │  
      Dale         │         │       │          Victoria  43/q      │       │
      Lemmel,    Dennis      │       │           *1962    Angela    │       │
      Lanesville Lemmel,   David  Debbie     Williamson  *1964   Michael   │
        :        *1956     Lemmel *1961                   Grant  Melhiser 
        ?    New Salisbury *1961  Gibson             Germantown, *1973     │
                   :         :       │                      Md              │
                   ?         ?     ┌─┴───┐              ┌───┴─┐        ┌────┴─┬─────┐
                                Patrick  │           Andrew   │      Bryan Matthew  │
                                 *1987 Mary          *1986 Katherine *1989 *1989 Philip
                                       *1990                *1990                 *1990
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                        Der Lemmel-Stamm in Lanesville, Indiana, Tafel 1
┌─┴─┘├─┼─┤└─┬─┐∞│†═ëç▲▼


USA, Indiana                                                                    MeL
                                                          Lemmel: Melsheim-Lanesville
                                                                              Tafel 2
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                                 │  siehe  │
                                 │ Tafel 1 │
                                 └────┬────┘
                                   MeL-40/e
                                 John Lemmel
                                *1852 Lanesville
                                ∞ Rebecca Ann Butler
                    1923 Elizabeth, Harrison County, Indiana
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  ┌──────┬─────┬─────┬─────┬───────┬──┴───┬───────┬───────┬─────┬───────┬──────┐
Clara    │     │     │     │       │      │       │       │     │       │      │
*1875  Anna    │     │     │       │      │       │       │     │       │      │
∞     *1877  Edna    │     │       │      │       │       │     │       │      │
Deat- ∞Mc   *1879  Ella  41/d      │      │       │       │     │       │      │
 rick Cauley ∞    *1880  Abbie     │      │       │       │     │       │      │
            Evans ∞      *1882   David    │       │       │     │       │      │
                  Kes-   ∞      Lemmel  41/e      │       │     │       │      │
                  singer McRae   *1884  Frank  Lawrence   │     │       │      │
                           │     1946  Lemmel  *1888   Altha   │       │      │
                           │    Farmer  *1886  1910/15 *1889 41/f      │      │
                           │     keine  1941   ══════  ∞     John    Bertha   │
                           │    Kinder  Farmer         Woertz Delbert *1892  41/g
                         42/d   ══════   in                   Lemmel  ∞      Raymond
                        daughter        Illinois              *1891  Pearson Butler Lemmel
                        ∞ Gill          ∞Barnes               Farmer         *1896,1960
                           │              │                  Illinois        Lehrer in
                           │              │                  ∞Cooper         Indiana   
                           │              │             ┌───────┼──────┐       │   
                           │            42/e          Beryl     │      │       │  
                           │            Frank         Lemmel Raymond   │       │
                           │            Lemmel        *1929  Lemmel  John      │
                           │            *1919          in    *?1931  Lemmel  42/g
                        William       Farmer in       LeRoy   in     *?1933  Larry
                          Gill        Kenney, Ill      Ill.  LeRoy   where?  Garth Lemmel
                      ∞Marianne   ┌───────┴──┐          │     Ill.     :     *1933
                                43/e         │          │       :      :     Musiklehrer
                                Jerry      43/f         │       children?    Franconia
                                Lemmel     Terri        │                    College,
                                *1949      Lemmel     David B.             Konzert-Pianist
                                in         *1956      *1963      43/x      Adoptivsohn:
                              Clinton,Ill  Clinton,     :        Miss          :   
                          ┌───────┴┐        Ill         ?        Sarah     David Lemmel
                        David      │         │                   Lemmel      *1968        
                        Lemmel  Jonathan   Brooke                1992 in
                        *1977    Lemmel    Lemmel                LeRoy
                    1998 an der  *1980     *1977
               Washington Univ.             
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       Der Lemmel-Stamm in Lanesville, Indiana, Seite 2


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The Lanesville Lemmels

There are two Lemmel branches which originate from the same root in Lanesville, Indiana. See the two tables above.

Table1 shows the descendants of David Lemmel, a farmer in Lanesville, Indiana. Much of the information about this branch was contributed from Mrs. Angela Melhiser Grant whose grandmother was Freda Lemmel from Lanesville. Additional information came from Joann Lemmel, wife of Freda's nephew Russell Lemmel in Lanesville.

Table 2 shows the descendants of John Lemmel who was orphaned at an early age and was raised by his uncle David Lemmel in Lanesville. Among his descendants I got first in contact with the pianist Larry Lemmel and his wife Kathryn, also a pianist, who both attended a reunion of the Lemmel families in 1965 in Wiesbaden on the Rhine. Larry's mother Ethel Burroughs Lemmel provided information on this branch, later supplemented by information from other family members and other sources.

David Lemmel's father was John Lemmel who immigrated to the United States in 1832. He died on 7 May 1851 "60 years old". Hence he was born in 1791, and his birth place was not known.

In order to find out where John Lemmel came from, one should try to find his name in passenger lists of the immigration boats around 1832, either in the European port, or in the US port where the immigrants were registered. My research in this direction was not successful, so far.

Many of the US Lemmels in the Central US states came from Alsace, the German-language province in the northeast of France. In the 1990's I did a systematic research in the (mostly protestant) church records of Alsace, and here I discovered finally the birth entry of Johannes Lemmel, born on 28 January 1791 in Breunsheim (also called Printzheim), northwest of Strasbourg. His further ancestors lived in Melsheim nearby, where the first Lemmel, coming from Switzerland, settled in 1668.

The church records list neither Johannes' death nor his wedding, and this means, that he must have emigrated. Hence, there is not yet a direct proof that he is the one who came to the US in 1832; but it is most likely, because in my fairly complete files about all the Lemmels there is no other suitable John or Johannes Lemmel. Hopefully, a better proof will be found later.

The immigrant John Lemmel is supposed to have immigrated in 1832. If this date is correct, his wedding (around 1820) and the birth of his first children must have taken place already in Europe. Further research will be required.

                                           Hans Lemmel, Vienna, Austria, April 1998

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Some documents:
"20 January 1778 in Breunsheim: Hans Lemmel, not married, taylor, son of meister Valentin Lemmel, citizen and taylor in Melsheim, gets married with Margareta, daughter of late Andreas Siffert, citizen and day-laborer in Breunsheim."
[church register Breunsheim, also called Printzheim, Salt Lake City microfilm nr. 0775790, the entry shows the signatures of Hans Lemmel and Margretha Siefertin, in this spelling]

This couple has the following children:
11.1.1780 daughter Margareta.
29.6.1786 son Johannes, died 13.7.1789.
28.1.1791 twin sons Johannes and Georg.
[church register Breunsheim/Printzheim, Salt Lake City microfilm nr. 0775789]

For the son Johannes born in 1791 no entry for death or marriage was found in the registers of Breunsheim..

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