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thetwoees: Relatives
My grandfather came from the region around the black forrest in the late 1800 hundreds. I think he was from the late Austria-Hungry and was a tanner by profession. Could he be one of the Essigmanns listed in your directory. Name William Essigmann and married to Elizabeth Puscher probably from the same area. Thank you, Donald Essigmann
02/09/2004, 02:35:09
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Kate: Re: Relatives
I too am an Essigmann, i would love any information anyone has about their roots... it's not a common name so im sure we'd be linked some how.
16/02/2005, 04:01:22
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thetwoees: Re: Relatives
Hi, As far as I know my Grandfather and Grandmother were born in the town of Fogaras, Romana in the area of Transylvania Alps or Sieben Burger which then was part of Austria. Two brothers Wilhelm and Martin came to the USA and Wilhelm went to Erie, Pa, where I grew up, and Martin went to Woburn, Mass and married Syble White and had many boys as I recall, one of which was the Dean of men at Northeastern. Are side of the family seems to be scattered all around, my son is in Atlanta and my daughter lives in Mississippi where we now live, just south of Memphis. I hope this helps a little.
16/02/2005, 17:07:23
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Zlatica : Re: Relatives
Kate

Take a look in Ellis Island website. You need to register but no money. www.ellisislandrecords.org
There were 12 ESSIGMANNs that came thru to America.
www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellis.html
www.genealogienetz.de/reg
www.rat.de/kuijsten/navigator
A map of Austria-Hungary:
http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/austhung.htm
You need to locate a name of a town in order to proceed with the research.
Germany's phone book www.dastelefonbuch.de is listing Essigmann.
16/02/2005, 17:27:44
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Kate: Re: Relatives
Wow all these sites are awesome, thank you.

Martin Essigmann who came over (that you mentioned above) is my great grandfather (or my grandfather?). My father's name was Otto Essigmann and grew up in Woburn Mass. This is pretty much all i know... and ive been bugging my mother for this information... but she just assumed the name Essigmann meant we all came from Germany haha, so she's not sure of anything either. I'd like to figure out if Martin is my great grandfather or my grandfather. I am only 21... so he's probably my great.

I am still only halfway through these websites, they are all wicked helpful, thank you!
16/02/2005, 21:13:33
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Zlatica : Re: Relatives
Your welcome, Kate

Take a look in SSDI http://ssdi.rootsweb.com
Is that your Martin W ESSIGMANN with social security numbers? If yes, you can order his SS-5Form, which should have a place of birth and name of parents.
If your ancestor was naturalized citizen than those forms would have information you can use to further your research.
16/02/2005, 21:20:18
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Kate: Re: Relatives
You are good at this, and very helpful.

Yes that is indeed him. I will look into getting those records too.
16/02/2005, 21:31:38
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kezdi: Re: Relatives
Hello Donald,

Quite a learning curve you had between your posts. But you may have to go back in time a few hundreds years or more, possibly all the way to 12th century. I copied here for you the link to the history of the Transylvanian Saxons. My ancestors were from the neighboring Covasna/Háromszék Szekler/Székely Hungarian Counties, and just got filled a 100 years gap in my family tree between 1600-1700 by a fantastic local gentleman Janos, you may saw his posts here.

The History of Transylvania and the Transylvanian Saxons
http://www.sibiweb.de/geschi/7b-history.htm

For a very reasonable fee, you can find out your ancestors full name and occupation at RADIX.

In the bottom I listed the locations of the place names. On these early 1900s County Maps of Hungary, and by District names it's fairly easy to find them:
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/vmlista.htm


Industry and trade directory of Hungary in 1891

Essigmann, Brassó (1), Fogaras (3), Prázsmár (1), Szent-Ágota (2)
Essigman, Szent-Ágota (1)


Place, Status, County(1913), District(1913), Current country

Prázsmár, nagyközség, Brassó, Alvidéki, Romania
Kisprázsmár, kisközség, Nagy-Küküllő, Nagysinki,Romania
Fogaras, rendezett tanácsú város, Fogaras, n/a, Romania
Brassó, rendezett tanácsú város, Brassó n/a, Romania
Szentágota, nagyközség, Nagy-Küküllő, Szentágotai, Romania

Good search, and let me know if you have any question.
Joseph from Calif.
16/02/2005, 22:43:58
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thetwoees: Re: Relatives
Hi again, I would say yes indeed we are related in some distant way. I know that your grandfather (Martin) and my grandfather were brothers and Martin and Sybil (grandmother) had 6 boys; Martin, Lester, John, Otto, Carl and Harold. If I remember right Otto lived in the Chicago area and was very tall. We ran into a couple of Essigmann's in Greenville SC and she said she was married to Otto. It was several years ago and I can't remember her first name. Your grandfather was born in 1891 and had 4 brothers and 4 sisters and their father was Daniel Martin Essigmann born 1846 married to Louise Kemp I have no date for her. I have a lot of dates for the above. I was surprised to learn where the grand parents came from, hope we don't have any vampire blood in us, I just found some of this info about 4 months ago in some papers my mother had. More later, Don
16/02/2005, 22:52:38
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thetwoees: Re: Relatives
Hi, Thanks for the info on Ellis Island. I did register and found my Grandfathers name but could'nt find my Grandmothers name which was Puscher. There are several listed but none that fit the age. Will keep looking. Thanks again for all the info. Don
17/02/2005, 23:07:09
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thetwoees: Re: Relatives
Hi, Thanks for the info and directions on that map. It was real interesting to read that history and to see on the map where they actually came from. Now on the manifest from Ellis Island it says they came from Hungry but I imagine the borders were pretty fluid back then. More research! Thanks again, Don in Mississippi up from Florida
17/02/2005, 23:14:25
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Zlatica : Re: Relatives
Your welcome.

It is possible that she could have come thru Baltimore, Boston or Philadelphia. If you know that she did come thru EI, than search with One Step / Gray form www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellis.html
Keep in mind that the birthday could be off few years. It was not celebrated like it is now.
17/02/2005, 23:26:18
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leo: Re: Relatives
Kate,

I know a little about your grandfather, Otto Essigmann. My parents were very good friends with Otto and your grandmother Ann. They had four boys: Little Otto (your father), Tommy, Paul and Peter. My parents are the Godparents of your uncle Tommy. Your grandfather had a very successful construction business and my father always said that he would easily have been a millionaire if he had not died in his forties as the result of a problem during surgery. After his death, Ann and the boys sold the house in Woburn and moved to the house in Seabrook which they already owned. My family the Essigmanns spent many summers together in Seabrook. Before they bought the house we often rented a house together. Can you imagine a house with 7 young boys in it? (The three from my family and the 4 Essigmann boys.) It was something I'll never forget. One last thing, your grandfather flew bombers over Germany in the war. He was a real hero according to my dad, who also served in the war.

Good luck.

Leo
15/10/2005, 18:59:06
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Jordan
My name is Jordan Essigmann, I live in Tallahassee, Florida for college. My family is originally from the Erie, Pennsylvania area. My grandfather's name is Martin Joseph and he was married to Josephine. Their son Glenn Essigmann is my father, and he married Denise Napierkowski, my mother. I recently took the liberty of signing up for a college subscription to 'The Facebook'. Sort of like an online message board for college students all over the world. Through this I came into contact with three or four other Essigmann's, all pretty much the same age. I found it funny that an entirely new generation of Essigmann's is practically the same age. I really have no purpose writing this, other than to reach out and find relatives that I didnt know I had. I now know, through extensive research, that the Essigmann name is being carried by over 200 living beings. For my own purposes, Im trying to maybe, reconnect with some people that Ive lost contact with. I've enclosed a picture of myself, just in case anyone recognizes me (perhaps I look like someone in the extended family, lol). I'd appreciate any help, and information on any Essigmanns. It'd be nice to hear your stories.
Jordan

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30/12/2005, 06:20:51
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rubyke: Essigmann's
My family is from the Erie area also, Martin was my uncle (and my favorite)and my father's brother. My name is Donald and my brother is John, same as my father. Your father and his brother are my cousins but there is a big age difference between us. My grandson, Christopher Essigmann is also in college and is 19 years old, close to your age. We also lived in Florida in Pembroke pines for 25 years and in Port Charlotte for 5 years and moved out just before the hurricane hit last year. I guess just about all the Essigmann's are related somehow except for the ones living in California. I know there are a bunch that live in the northeast in Mass and Maine that I have never met. Let me know if I can help you with any thing that I can rember about our family.
31/12/2005, 01:24:06
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Sarah: searching for info
Hi - I just received info today from the church my grandparents were married in. I found that my grnadfather: John Novak was born in 1892 in Fogaras to John and Helen (Bolyos) Novak
My grandmother Susan Nagy was born in 1898 to John and Mary (Hugya) Nagy
I have gone the Ellis Island route but was unable to find any info. I am hoping to research more into their lives "before" coming to the US.
Any info/suggestions/ideas.... are most appreciated!
Thank you
11/01/2006, 22:41:07
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Zlatica: Re: Bolyos, Novak, Hugya, Novak
Hi Sarah

Best to put the surnames you are researching in the Subject line.
Have you scrutinized the Ellis Island site with One Step/Gray form www.stevemorse.org If not there than your ancestors could have come thru Boston, Baltimore or Philadelphia.
A first name translation website, as you know your ancestors would not have been John, Helen, Mary or Susan in "old country". www.fam.aust.com/topolcsany/names
The LDS-Mormons website is listing church records of Fogaras but only of the military personnel.
Have you posted on Ancestry or Genforum board? There was a town Fogaras in Fogaras megye and now in Romania. There was also a Beregfogaras, Bereg megye and now in Ukraine.
11/01/2006, 23:23:20
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Dana: Re: Relatives
Don,
Hello, I'm Dana Essigmann, grandson of Martin and Sybil, son of Karl and your cousin. I live outside Boston and have two brothers, Eric and Jay. You're right about our Chicago connection, but it was uncle Lester who was very tall and lived in Chicago, and had a son, Teddy who is probably around 50 now. Write back when you can and thanks, Dana
16/05/2007, 04:00:21
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butch1: Re: Relatives
Hi Dana, Sorry it took so long to answer your post,my computer was acting up. About the only I remember from up that way is Harold who was closer to my age. We did go to North Eastern U. to visit Martin who was Dean of men there. Teddy was last known to be in Greer, SC at least he was there in the late 90's. You must be around the same age as my grand son Christopher who is 21 and going to be a senior in college this year and lives in Marrietta GA. I guess We have a lot of people up that way that we need to meet some day. Later, Don Essigmann
25/05/2007, 00:39:52
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Nancy Ridley: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hi Don, Dana et al - I am the oldest grandchild (62) of Martin and Sybil. Martin White Essigmann (the oldest of the six brothers) was my father. He was the Dean of Resarch and Chairman and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University. As Dana (who wishes he was still 21) knows, the six brothers were quite prolific and we have a lot of first cousins. Thanksgiving at Nana and Grampy's was a command performance and amazing. John, Joyce and I are all in the health and bomedical sciences - John is a Professor at MIT (biochemistry/toxicology) and Joyce teaches medical technology at the University of New Hampshire. John and Joyce have been in touch with our relatives in Fogaras over the past few years, and I am sure they will be adding that information to this blog. A reunion of some type seems like a great idea - we have a lot of relatives in this area so let us know if we can help organize. I note that this blog started in 2005 so I am unsure if all the entries have current email addresses. Nancy (Essigmann) Ridley - Dedham MA. PS - the photo of Jordan bears a striking resemblance to one of my nephews.
03/06/2007, 16:41:32
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Essigmann by marriage: Re: Essigmann Relatives
I married the grandson of John Martin Essigmann. Attached is an old family picture I scanned, with annotations.

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03/06/2007, 17:32:24
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Essigmann by marriage: Re: Essigmann Relatives
I married the grandson of John Martin Essigmann. Attached is an old family picture I scanned, with annotations.

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03/06/2007, 17:32:31
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Nancy Ridley: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Great picture of our relatives! Joyce has additional information on dates for Dan and Louisa and will add to the blog. Slight correction to my earlier entry - our grandfather was actually J. Martin - John Martin Essigmann. He never used the John portion. All of the earlier blog references to Martin (Woburn) coming over were for our grandfather J. Martin who is seen in the picture.
03/06/2007, 21:10:05
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jstone716: Re: Essigmann Relatives
I have a copy of a letter from Josef Duschka in 1967, (this was the international reply to my high school inquiry about the Romanian/Austrian roots of the Essigmann family tree). Josef was a cousin of my father, Martin W. Essigmann (the eldest son of J. Martin Essigmann).Josef's letter gives exact dates for Daniel and Louisa's birth, death and marriage (Daniel was born 8/27/1848, died 2/11/1921 and Louisa born 3/7/1851, died 2/8/1931), and married 11/18/1873 (documented in a Roman Catholic Parish!).
Josef's family consisted of 4 children: Suzanna (a pediatrician), Johanna (a science professor), Karl (an electrical engineer), and Maria (still in high school but planning on studying engineering).
04/06/2007, 00:57:34
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butch1: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hi Nancy, I answered you once but I guess it didn't go thru. It's really interesting to read all this info about relatives we don't know any thing about. My father would of really liked to learn about this info. I really liked the old picture of my great grand mother and grand father. We live in MS and my brother another John William lives in mid TN, it's a long story as to how we ended up here, moving from FL. Keep in touch when you can, Donald Essigmann

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13/06/2007, 22:40:12
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butch1: Re: Essigmann Relatives
P.S. The picture is of my grand son Christopher who in now a senior studying pre-med to be a Dentist--Don
13/06/2007, 22:45:32
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Nancy Ridley: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hi Don - we do have a lot more information that we can transmit if you like. Perhaps you want to take this off-line, since it appears that we may be the only ones reading this at this point? My email address is nridley -a-t- ix.netcom -d-o-t- com - I would like to find out where in MS you are - you said south of Memphis. My husband and I have been to Me
mphis and Tunica several times which I assume must be close to where you are, and I was in Nashville a few weeks ago which seems like it should be about mid-TN. I have also spent a fair amount of time in Biloxi, but that is at the other end of the state. My sister-in-law (Ellen) is the one that posted the old photo of our great-grandparents and my grandfather John Martin as a boy. We do have an email address for the Dushka's in Romania. Often times the children and grandchildren have school projects that necessitate doing a little research on geneaology. I am on my way out the door - the youngest of the 6 Woburn Essigmann sons of John Martin (Harold) died Wednesday and the wake is in Woburn today. That means that there is only one of the six remaining - my uncle Billy (John William). We should definitely keep in touch. Nancy
13/06/2007, 23:11:57
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Tony: Re: Relatives
Mt father was an Essigman too, raised in Worburn Mass. Though I never met him he died at a young age in NH. I was told that Essigman was German, my mother who lives in Hampton NH was Italion I always thought I was Italion German
27/07/2007, 05:34:26
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rubyke: Re: Relatives
Hi Tony, You are Austrian and Italian. Back then any one that spoke German was considered German and Austria-Hungary,Prussia and Russia were the powers in control of most of Europe. The Essigmann's were sent to Hungary to (Along with many others) to try to Germanize the people there which didn't work out to well because they mostly kept to themselfs. You never said who you dad was or your Grand Father was??
Keep in touch--Don Essigmann
27/07/2007, 22:41:09
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Tony: Re: Relatives
My fathers name was Otto I dont know my grandfathers name but I know he was a very talented man. My brother who is deceased, his name was also Otto
28/07/2007, 01:10:14
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Kate: Re: Relatives
Hello Tony... Don't know if you remember me, but i guess you could say I'm your long lost sister (Katie Essigmann) If i recall correctly, our grandfather's name was Martin Essigmann. Quite a surprise to see you here :)
29/07/2007, 07:01:30
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Nancy Ridley: Re: Relatives
Katie and Tony - I have been trying to figure out just where the two of you fit into the family! The original Otto (we called him big Otto to differentiate him from his son "baby Otto") was my uncle - one of my father Martin's 5 younger brothers. Big Otto only had four sons - baby Otto, Tommy, Peter and Paul - my first cousins and all younger than me. When Big Otto died (in his 40s) my Aunt Ann moved to their summer home in Seabrook NH with he 4 boys. I do remember that Baby Otto also died relatively young but if he had lived would have been in his early to mid 50s now. If you and Tony are in your 20s, my educated guess is that you are baby Otto's children, your grandafter was Big Otto (a very successful and well known buider/contractor) and that your great-grandfaher (my grandfather) was J. Martin Essigmann. He never used his real first name (John) - just the initial. He is in the photo that my sister-in-law posted a few months ago. That photo was taken while he still lived in Austria/Romania or whatever it was called back then. We have been constructing a family tree so any information you can share about your families would be appreciated, and we can share what we have with you if you like. We have been in contact with some of the relatives still in Romania also.
Nancy
29/07/2007, 07:51:47
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Nancy Ridley: Re: Relatives
Katie and Tony - I have been trying to figure out just where the two of you fit into the family! The original Otto (we called him big Otto to differentiate him from his son "baby Otto") was my uncle - one of my father Martin's 5 younger brothers. Big Otto only had four sons - baby Otto, Tommy, Peter and Paul - my first cousins and all younger than me. When Big Otto died (in his 40s) my Aunt Ann moved to their summer home in Seabrook NH with he 4 boys. I do remember that Baby Otto also died relatively young but if he had lived would have been in his early to mid 50s now. If you and Tony are in your 20s, my educated guess is that you are baby Otto's children, your grandafter was Big Otto (a very successful and well known buider/contractor) and that your great-grandfaher (my grandfather) was J. Martin Essigmann. He never used his real first name (John) - just the initial. He is in the photo that my sister-in-law posted a few months ago. That photo was taken while he still lived in Austria/Romania or whatever it was called back then. We have been constructing a family tree so any information you can share about your families would be appreciated, and we can share what we have with you if you like. We have been in contact with some of the relatives still in Romania also.
Nancy
29/07/2007, 07:51:52
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Tony: Re: Relatives
Katie how are you?? I haven't seem you since you were 10 or 11 back in 94. Yes I am your brother and I hope you remember me. How's Jill and Patricia? How's your mother...well my mother too??? I was just researching my heritage and I came across this website. You must be about 24 now?? I just turned 40 saturday. tell everybody I said hi and I miss them. If you want my e-mail let me know.
30/07/2007, 21:19:18
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ltessigmann: Re: Relatives
Hi i was just looking around and found this site. My name is Jeremy Essigmann. My dad was Glen Essigmann and my mom is Denise. Im over in Seattle,Wa. I have two other brothers Justin and Jordan. I was just trying to get in touch with some of you guys, family is always a good thing to have. Hope to hear from you soon.
13/08/2007, 02:47:34
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rubyke: Re: Relatives
Hi Jeremy, Don Essigmann here, I didn't know your dad and mother but your Grand Father Martin, he was my uncle. Jordan has written before from College. You mean you left Florida to go to Washington State?? You are probably around ny Grandsons age, he is 21 and in college and lives in Marrietta, GA. I'm origanlly from Erie, PA but now live in Mississippi up close to Memphis,TN. We have a whole lot of info on the family for Erie and Massachutes so let me know if you want to know about any one.
Later---Don
14/08/2007, 18:38:01
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ltessigmann: Re: Relatives
Cool nice to meet you.Yeah I was in the Navy for 5 years and ended up being stationed in Washington. I love it over here. I dont really mind the rain. I am 24 right now and will be 25 on 9-11. Oh cool your grandson is the same age as my brother Justin. I was also staioned in Georgia at Kings Bay. Im not sure where that is in relation to where your grandson is. We also have a new addition to the Essigmann family. My wife had a daughter on June 17th this year on fathers day. Her name is Danika Ann Essigmann. She is very healthy and keeping my wife and I on our toes lol. I can send a pic of her a little later if you would like. Any info on Erie or Mass. would be great. Im always trying to see how big the family is getting. Hope to hear from you soon.

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15/08/2007, 03:31:49
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rubyke: Re: Relatives
Hi again, I just about figured you were in the Navy,being way out there. I guess you are out now? You are following a bunch of others that were in the Navy including your Grandfather Martin (acutally he was in the Coast Guard but back then it was all the same, his brother Aff was, too) His brother William and sister Mitzi were in the Navy as was my brother and me (AD2). Send me your E-Mail address and I will send you all I have on the family(A lot). thetwoees -a-t- bellsouth -d-o-t- net is my address. I see there is even a Essigmann in Colorado Springs.---Don
15/08/2007, 21:05:28
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Wendy Essigmann: Re: Relatives
Hello to all. I'm Wendy Essigmann, one of Bill Essigmann's 5 daughters, they are Judy, Sybil, Ann, Pam and we've a brother too, Jack. All are still residing in Woburn except for Pam, she moved to Phoenix about 8 years ago and loves it there. My Dad and Mom are also still living in their home in Woburn. And I think that this is really great to hear from all of you and to know a little of your lives. Kate, I met you a long time ago and I hope your mom, Gail, remembers me. I'll be going up to the Hampton Seafood festival on Sept, 6-9th if you want to get reacquainted. My email for all is wessigma -a-t- nlg -d-o-t- com or home at essigmannw@aol.com. Hope to hear from you all.
29/08/2007, 23:24:59
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tonyd: Re: Relatives
Katie I never got a reply,I hope I didnt scare you away I would like to get reaquainted you and your family. I'll be going to the seafoodfest in Hamptom too, I go every year. I would love to meet up with some of my blood relitives. My E-mail tony.dascoli -a-t- officedepot -d-o-t- com
30/08/2007, 06:03:48
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Martin L. Essigmann: Re: Relatives
Don,

A few corrections. I am the son of Lester Essigmann and he was the very tall brother who lived in and around Chicago from the late forties until his death in the early eighties. My mother, Florence, lives in Greenville, SC, and I remember her mentioning being contacted by Wilhelm's descendants. My father remarried and there are a few other descendants, but I have no idea who or where they are. Thank you for all the historical information.

Martin Essigmann
01/11/2007, 02:34:04
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Martin L. Essigmann: Re: Relatives
Don,

Another correction. I was the Essigmann living in Greer, SC, in the mid-ninties. At least I now know that I have a half-brother named Teddy.

Thanks again for all your work,

Martin Essigmann
01/11/2007, 02:49:38
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Marj: Re: Relatives
We're just beginning to look into the family history. My husband Martin F. Essigmann Jr. is the son of Martin F. Essigmann, who grew up in Erie PA. He was the son of Wilhelm and Elizabeth Essigmann. We would love to hear from his cousins and learn more about family. We have lived in Colorado Springs since 1976.
18/02/2008, 02:44:27
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rubyke: Re: Relatives
Sorry I didn't answer you right away I've be under the weather for a while and still am. My name is Don Essigmann, my father was John, Martin's brother so I guess your husband is my first cousin. We have a lot of material on the familys of which you can probably pick up some from the forum. I can post some here or by E-Mail, either way we'll get some stuff to you my E-Mail address is thetwoees -a-t- bellsouth -d-o-t- net Will write soon, Don
23/02/2008, 23:24:38
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thetwoees -a-t- bellsouth -d-o-t- net: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hi Nancy, I'm using this forum because my Outlook Express program has crashed along with all the family data I had, so if you could please send me the data on your side of the family again I promise to safe guard it well this time.
Thanks, Don
28/02/2008, 21:10:52
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Nancy Ridley: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Don - this message may be a repeat. My computer crashed when I went to Send it earlier. I sent the original Excel spreadsheet (the one Joyce did) with the Massachusetts branch to your email address. I believe Wendy did an update that I am still looking for. Perhaps if she is still monitoring this forum she can send it to us again.

Nancy (Essigmann) Ridley
29/02/2008, 04:28:33
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Essigmann
Hi Jordan - I'm your Aunt Marjorie, married to your Uncle Marty, your fathers brother. We live in Colorado Springs and would be happy to catch up with you.
10/03/2008, 01:50:42
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Anders: Re: Essigmann Relatives
My wife is the great granddaughter of Louise Essigmann, daughter of Daniel and Louisa Essigmann. Louise married Josef Duschka and lived her life in Fogaras in Transsylvania. Their son, also with the name Josef, was my wife's grandfather.
I have a question with regard to the photo of Daniel and Louise Essigmann and the three children. Do you happen to know where and when it was taken. According to the Ellis Island records Daniel Essigman and his wife arrived in the U.S. 1910 with two children, Maria, 19 years old, and Martin, 18 years old, so I guess the photo must be from Transylvania somewhere around 1900. Their daughter Louise married Josef Duschka 1899, which may explain why she is not on the picture.
26/03/2008, 13:24:34
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rubyke: Re: Essigmann Relatives
I never knew that Daniel and Louise came over to the states until I looked for my self on the Ellis Island site, I allways assumed they stay over there because no one ever said anything about them when I was small, go figure! I would assune that the picture was taken over there because of the uniform that Martin is wearing it dosen't look like any I recognize, but don't know. The picture came from Martin Essigmann that lives in MASS who went over there. There were Duskas living in Erie,PA is that a shortened version you name? I know they were good friends of our family. If you find anything let us know.--Don Essigmann
26/03/2008, 19:57:15
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Lisa Martin: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hello everyone, I am the youngest daughter of Harold Essigmann (John Martin's youngest son). My father passed away last year. As some of you have noted, Uncle Billy is John Martin's only surviving son. There still remains alot of family here in Woburn. I have enjoyed reading all of the entries because I have only had a chance to meet a few of you and I could only remember a few details of the history from being told as a child. It amazes me that our family can be traced back to Transylvania. Also, after looking at the picture, I can see where my youngest son got his looks.. Looking forward to reading more and keeping in touch....Lisa
11/08/2008, 03:24:43
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thetwoees: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hi Lisa, I guess every one is busy and not answering! We just got back from Erie, PA attending my class reunion and noticed that no one had responded to your posting. I had been in touch with Nancy Ridley but my hard drive crashed and took all my info with it so I lost contact with that part of the family. My daughter in law called last night and said a Jill Essigmann has contacted her on face book and wondered who she was and if they were related (her name is Jill also), I told her if she was from New England you were related. I knew Harold when he was about 17 and I was 12, we were visiting Uncle Martin and Aunt Sybil a long time ago which is giving away my age. I'm like you, I'm just finding out about a lot of this stuff, I wish I would of asked my father about this before he passed away. I was allways told we were Austrian. Still looking, Don E.
28/08/2008, 22:04:05
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Genijeanie: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hi Im doing my family history. Charles John White married Matilda H. Harper and had 11 children that I know of. John N. White Fall River MA
Mabel G (wife of Ernest Sawyer)Randolph VT
Evelyn Maud (wife of Donald Jenkins)Portland ME (Im the granddaughter of Evelyn) Genijeanie -a-t- yahoo -d-o-t- com Debbie
Sybil (wife of Martin Essigmann) Woburn MA
Cecil (wife of Perry Chamberlain) Gaysville VT
Dewey W White Bethel VT
Theodore M White Portland ME
Charles J. White Jr Troy NY
Paul M White Troy NY
Pearl White
Fleta White

27/10/2008, 23:59:15
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Genijeanie: Re: Relatives
Hi Im doing my family history. Charles John White married Matilda H. Harper and had 11 children that I know of. John N. White Fall River MA
Mabel G (wife of Ernest Sawyer)Randolph VT
Evelyn Maud (wife of Donald Jenkins)Portland ME (Im the granddaughter of Evelyn) Genijeanie -a-t- yahoo -d-o-t- com Debbie
Sybil (wife of Martin Essigmann) Woburn MA
Cecil (wife of Perry Chamberlain) Gaysville VT
Dewey W White Bethel VT
Theodore M White Portland ME
Charles J. White Jr Troy NY
Paul M White Troy NY
Pearl White
Fleta White
28/10/2008, 00:00:11
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Lisa Martin: Re: Essigmann Relatives
Hello everyone. Don, thank you for your reply. I have also been having recent computer issues..hopefully fixed now. I wondered though if you were able to get back in touch with Nancy? I may be seeing her soon because I'm sorry to say that Uncle Billy (the last of the surviving brothers) past away last evening. I too wish that I had asked about our history years ago...I really enjoy reading the entries here. Take care..Lisa
14/11/2009, 14:48:23
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rubyke: Re: Essigmann Relatives
So sorry to hear about Billy, the last of a generation, we will never know the knowledge that went with him and people like my father etc. I never did get back in touch with Nancy, no excuse just getting around to it. I had 2 back surgeries about 4 weeks ago and am just getting around without a walker, what fun. I found out I was allergic to beta dine and swelled up to about 3 times my normal size. On face book two young girls whom I think are family asked to be my friend and being not to smart about face book became a friend with one but I don't know what happened to the other one, I don't want her to think I didn't want to be her friend. There are a lot of family on face book, some day I'd like to meet some up your way but not in the winter! Later, Don
16/11/2009, 22:27:26
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jaimie: Re: Relatives
Hello I came across this I dnt know how old this is but I am a essigmann and I saw that otto was your dad? My dad was tom I believe he was ottos brother would love to chat I am toms daughter I am 23 he passed away a while back but would love to meet some relatives.
19/09/2010, 04:09:51
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tommys daughter: Re: Relatives
Hello I know this post is really old but I can't help but respond and hope it gets to u. I am tommy essigmanns daughter my name is jaimie essigmann. I would love to talk and learn some more. My dad passed away back in 2007 and my uncle peter has also passed away. I was to young to ever meet otto and oaul I dnt really keep in touch with. But I would love to learn more about the rest of the family.
19/09/2010, 04:32:05
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rubyke: Re: Relatives
Hi, I'm from the Erie PA branch of the family but we are related. You can get in touch with someone from the Mass.bunch, I would suggest Nancy Essigmann Ridley at nridley -a-t- eix.net -d-o-t- com Or you can go on face book and look up Essigmann, there are a lot of us on there. Check with Lisa Essigmann Martin she knows a lot about the family up that way.
Nice to meet you, Don Essigmann
22/09/2010, 21:16:20
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leo: Re: Relatives
Jaimie,

I am so sorry to hear about Tommy. He was a great friend when we were young and we had many wonderful times together. I would love to speak with you anytime. My phone is 415-272-2131. I live in California.

Leo
22/09/2010, 22:20:37
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Lisa Martin: Re: Relatives
Hi Tony, I remember when your brother died, I was in Germany at the time I believe 1988. If memory serves me..your Dad passed away not too long after. Nancy is right though, your Dad was "baby or young" Otto, and your grandfather was "Big" Otto. He was my father's brother. His name was Harold, who was the youngest of the six Woburn Essigmann boys. Unfortunetaly, he also passed away a few years ago, and the last living brother Billy passed away last November at the age of 90. I remember your grandmother Ann too and going to Seabrook beach to visit. I was quite young then. My older brother and sister were closer in age and knew your Uncle's Peter, Paul and Tommy better than I. It is quite a small world though because when I got married one of my new brother in laws is a Hamilton and knew all of them very well..I'll see if I can get you a picture of your grandfather..Take care, Lisa (Essigmann)Martin
22/10/2010, 03:24:23
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Lisa Martin: Re: Relatives
Hi Jaimie, Sorry about your Dad. My father Harold, brother Harold and sister Ellen knew your father, Peter, Paul and "Young" Otto much better than I did. I am not sure if you know the Hamilton's but they were very close to all of them growing up and I happened to have one as a brother in law. He remembers alot of stuff, certainly more than I ever knew. I also love learning about our history only sorry I didn't learn it years ago when there were even more people to tell the stories..Lisa
22/10/2010, 03:37:07
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dmann: Re: Relatives
Hi Don and hope all's well with you and your family (and all our relatives out your way). It's quite apparent that we need to organize an Essigmann family reunion in the very near future. I'm offering to help organize it and have friends in the music business who'll be glad to provide entertainment. How about end of the summer? Let me know what you think. Take care.

Dana Essigmann

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05/06/2012, 01:57:33
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rubyke: Re: Relatives
Hi Dana, The idea is a good one but the family is scattered all over the country, from FL to the west coast and as in my case the very center. Most from your side all live in Mass. or close by. We can make it to where ever you want, so keep us informed to what's going on. The end of summer would be best for people that have school. Later, Don Essigmann
06/06/2012, 21:17:56
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kmoraski: Re: Relatives
Hello! My name is Kristy and I am the granddaughter of Marie Essigmann. I have been searching for her European homeland. Oma and her sister Minnie married brothers John and Frank Schuller after they immigrated to Erie, PA. I also remember Uncle Martin Essigmann. Please contact me for more family info, anytime. I pray this blog is still active!
22/11/2013, 02:40:15
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rubyke: Re: Relatives
We came from Erie also, Our family actually came over from Hungary which was part of Austria at time. They were sent to Hungary to Germanize the people but the Austrian people mostly stayed to together although some did inter marry. I think Minnie was my Grandfather's sister and as you can see there is a lot of history in the above posts. Any more questions E-mail me at thetwoees -a-t- bellsouth -d-o-t- net Later, Don Essigmann
23/11/2013, 22:54:01
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