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Dhom Family Coat of Arms
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Settlers XXXVI: The Dohm Tradition

Dhom: 1682-1984
Book Cover

Authored by Sharon and Judy Dhom
with a Transcription by Linda McDonald
and Photo Scans by Derek Davis

Editor's Note: The legacy of the Dohm ("Dhom") family lives on in Sullivan County. Dohm's Summit is a geographical prominence on Ringer Hill where Valentine Dohm and his family lived. The surviving parts of the residence had been converted to a hunter's shack in 2003. In the mid-1800s, this Dohm family lived "across the way" from Michael Sweeney, my great-great-grandfather. I know they must have had a close relationship, these two emigrant families, one Irish and one German. In 1878, after the death of his wife, Catherine, Michael rearranged his estate to make his sons the heirs to part of his land. The records of the probate show that Michael had entrusted the original of his will to Valentine Dohm some ten years earlier. For an illiterate Irish farmer to do so would have been an act of substantial trust and friendship.
The following story, while not directed at the Sullivan County Dohms, nevertheless gives us a full perspective on the family heritage in what is now Germany, their arrival in the United States, and the expansion of one branch of the Dohms in the central part of the United States. The reader will note, on page 53 of the second part of this text, that the Dhoms in Germany were aware of the emigration to Sullivan County, PA, and actually regained contact over 100 years after the emigration with a Dohm descendant in Dushore. We are grateful to Linda (Karge) McDonald of Cherry Mills, PA for transcribing the text on our behalf.

Bob Sweeney
Sullivan County Historian

This Book is Dedicated To EMIL DHOM
of Imsweiler
West Germany

Emil Dhom
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

††† Without Emil's kind help and thoughtful consideration, we would not have been able to continue this family history beyond our immigrant ancestor, Michael Valentine Dohm. Our sincere thanks we give to our dear cousin, Emil. We would like to give Emil all the credit for the time it has taken to research and photostat all the information and legal documents pertaining to Germany.


MICHAEL (Our Immigrant Ancestor)


††† Emil is now content to have finished his investigation about the Dhom Family.This has happened a long time after the publication about his mother's family. The reason is, that he knew very little about his own family.< Everything that he now knows had to be investigated with the utmost carefulness to get unobjectionable results.

††† Everyone who studies genealogy wants to know where their ancestors came from. In our case, we can say the village of Ruppertsecken in the Rhineland-Pfalz area of Germany was the native country of our ancestors.1 But before settling in Ruppertsecken they lived in Wurzweiler. The village of Wurzweiler, below the castle Ruppertsecken, belonged to the Baron of Kerpen whose family owned estates on the river Rhine. This family had taken possession of Wurzweiler, but Emil doesn't know how this happened. He suspects that the country was depopulated after the Thirty Years War, so the Baron and his family were interested in finding taxable settlers to repopulate this area. This is very possibly the way members of the Dhom family who lived in the region of the Rhine came to Wurzweiler. A similar story is known from the family, Stollhoff, who also came from the region Rhine.

Because the Baron owned the village Wurzweiler only, the surrounding region was considered a foreign country. The citizens felt isolated. To get rid of this isolation they migrated to Ruppertsecken, or they married a foreigner. Though it was easier to be a farmer in Wurzweiler than Ruppertsecken, the fact that they migrated confirms the opinion that Wurzweiler was isolated. Later, before 1800, nobody from the family Dhom had returned to Wurzweiler. To obtain more freedom, they preferred to move to the poor village of Ruppertsecken.

1Michael V. Dhom lists his area of residence as Bavaria. Although this sounds contradictory, it is correct. A direct quote from the letter of Robert Dhom says "If you write that the Dhoms came from Bavaria, that is correct; as after the Congress of Vienna, last century,the Dukes and latter Kings of Bavaria (Wittelsbacher) became also Kings of Rhineland-Palatina (Pfalz) which lasted until 1918."

††† Ruppertsecken belonged to the territory of Kurpfalz and the district office was in the remote town of Erbesvudesheim. All of the Dhoms who decended from Ruppertsecken write their names with the same spelling.

††† In the parochial registers one can find the following names: Thom, Dom, Domen, Thum, Thuum, Dohm, Dohim.Some families were forced by the bureaucracy (local ruling power) to write their names wrong. Most of the German genealogists in the area suppose that the country of origin was France and the spelling of our name in former times was De Homms. It was recently learned by a Dutchman who writes his name "Domms", that his family came from France. It is highly suspected that the Dhoms came from France to the regions of the Rhine and Ruhr but at the time of this writing there is no documented proof. Today there still live in the area, families with resembling names.

††† The late Professor Dr. Ernst Christman suggests that the name Dhom is derived from the Christian name "Thomas", but this is also only supposition.

The First Dhoms

††† To the first Dhoms belonged four persons: we can say with certainty they came from the village Wurzweiler and from there they moved to Ruppertsecken. The third one came to Ruppertsecken later. Emil believes four Dhoms were brothers but there is no documented proof. After the Thirty Years War2, this region was deserted and there was no population. The government tried to settle people coming from other regions. They came with their families because one alone was not able to exist. They came to this country because they hoped to find a new livelihood.

2The Thirty Years War in Germany took place from 1618 to 1648. Protestants fought against the Catholics, each allying themselves with foreign nationalities professing similiar beliefs until every major country of Europe was dragged into the fighting. It is estimated that in many sections of Germany 75 percent of the inhabitants were killed in the struggle. Equally bad, 66 percent of the houses, 85 percent of the horses, and 82 percent of the cattle were wiped out.

††† In the parochial register of Imsweiler is found the following registrations:

1. Johannes Domm, living in Wurzweiler married Anna Ottilie Sax from Ruppertsecken on May 5, 1706. She died on October 5, 1771, when she was already widowed. According to the parochial register, she was 84 years old when she died, so she had to have been born in 1687.

2. Valentin Dom, moved from Wurzweiler to Ruppertsecken in 1705. His funeral was on March 13,1763. His age is listed as 89 years, so he had been born in 1674. As a widower he married Anna Maria Schroder from Rockenhausen on January 29, 1744.

3. Urban Dhom, the third Dhom who is mentioned in 1708 in Ruppertsecken. His funeral was in Marienthal on September 21, 1752. He was about 70 years old when he died; he would have been born in the year 1682. His wife was Maria Agnes; her maiden name is unknown. Urban is the most important person in our family tree, for his descendants are known. He is the ancestor of all Dhoms who trace their family history to Ruppertsecken.

4. Johann Peter Dhom, probably the youngest of these brothers.He was married to Maria Eva, maiden name is unknown.†† After her death he remarried.The name of the second wife was Margaretha Rittmann, who probably was from Rockenhausen. It is possible Johann Peter was born in 1685.


Christian Names†††††††† Year of Birth†††††††††† ††††Wife

Johannes†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1671††††††††††††† Anna Ottile Sax

Valentin†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1674††††††††††††† 2nd wife: Anna Maria Schroder†††††††††††††††††††††††††

Urban††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1682††††††††††††† Maria Agnes

Johann Peter††††††††††††††††† 1685††††††††††††† 1st wife: Maria Eva
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 2nd wife: Margaretha Rittmann††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††


Family Group for Urban Dhom
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Dhom Family Tree--Ruppertsecken to Newton, Illinois, USA
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Family Group for Johannes Dhom
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


††† The second known generation of importance to us is that of Johannes Dhom and his wife Anna Margaretha Braun. Among his many interests was that of politics. He was mayor in Ruppertsecken when he was 31 years old and also again in 1778. During his time in office, there was a quarrel over zoning which was brought to an end during his administrations.

††† During these days the people lived close together due to the fact that there was not much room. Johannes lived with the bickering and hatred of all his neighbors. He wrote to the town of Erbesbudsheim to the head administrative office. To end this fighting the people made borders of stone to divide each personís property, thus ending the fighting.

††† In 1794 he became the head administrative officer. His time in office ended with the decree of December 27, 1797 after which the office of mayor was ended. He died at the age of 75.

Peter and Anna Elizabeth (Nancy) Brochard Dhom

††† The next generation of importance to us is the family of Peter Dhom and his wife, Anna Elizabeth (Nancy) Brochard. They resided in the village of Felsberghof (or Felsberg). First of all we would like to give you a bit of information about the Felsbergerhof. The Hof consists of 15 dwelling houses with adjoining buildings. These houses were owned by farmers, and so there are also barns and sheds. The Hof belongs to the community of Imsweiler and going there on foot, using a foot-path, it will take about fifty minutes. There are two streets but both are round-about ways. As was common at that time and to some extent is still the rule today, the farmers lived together in small villages and went from these villages to the fields to tend and till the ground. The height of Felsberg is 400 meters (1 meter=1.0936 yards). Looking eastward from Felsberg you have a wonderful view of Donnersberg.

††† The picture below is of the Felsberghof. To the east is the town of Birkenheide.

Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


††† Peter Dhom was born in the year 1767 in the town of Ruppertsecken and married Anna Elizabeth Brochard3 (Broscharddt) Stemmler in June of 1784.
Editor's Note: The name "Broshart" (also, "Broschart", "Brochard" etc.) was prominent in the history of Sullivan County, PA, where one branch of the Dohm family eventually settled.

††† The following is a translation of the parochial register of Imsweiler. Document is on following page.

Birth record for Anna Elizabeth Brochard

††† "Anna Elizabeth Brochard was christened 25 February 1765. Probably she was born on the same day, because a child was christened on the day of her birth at that time. Her father was Noe Brochard and her mother was Veronica Bertram. In all probability, the christening took place in the house of birth at Felsberg as was usual at that time. Otherwise, the parents had to go a long and troublesome way for more than an hour taking a coach over a bad street. And the parson of Imsweiler liked to go to a christening feast. "

As with the Dhoms, there are also to be found several different ways of spelling the name Brochard. See death record for Michael Valentine Dhom, birth record for Gottlieb Dhom and birth record for Anna Elizabeth Brochard on following page. Anna Elizabeth was the daughter of Noe Brochard from Felsberg and the granddaughter of Michael Broschard. She was also the daughter of Veronica (Bertram) Brochard and granddaughter of the late Bertram from Ebernburg.

Editor's Note: On July 25, 2006, Kathy Bigelow, who is a scholar of the Broschart/Brochard/Brushart [various other spellings] family, wrote as follows:

According to my findings, Anna would be the granddaughter of Lambert Broschart and his wife, Elisabeth. Could you tell me where you got Michael as the grandfather, since I don't have this birth name in my records that early (early to mid 1700's)? I have attached the baptism of Johann Noe Broschart in 1703. It tells that Joes. NoŽ is the son of Lambert and Elisabeth. I copied this information off the microfilm for Schallodenbach. I don't have a copy of the Joes. NoŽ marriage to Maria Veronica Bertram. It might indicate NoŽ's parents, too. I do have his death record but parents are not mentioned. Through other baptisms, I have seen both these individuals as godparents. So there is a connection to the Wickelhof/Schallodenbach Broscharts.
Kathy Bigelow is a meticulous researcher, who can read German as well, so we are inclined to accept her correction to this history unless offsetting information can be provided. We have attached her baptismal reference here as well.--Bob Sweeney, Editor

Baptism of Johann Noe Broschart 1703
Courtesy of Kathy Bigelow

Parochial Register No. 1

Birth record for Anna Elizabeth Brochard(Brochardt)

Parochial Register No. 2 of Imsweiler

Translated this document tells us that Anna Elizabeth Brochard was a widow when she married Peter Dhom. Her first husband was Andreas Stemmler and he died in 1782.

Parochial Register No. 2

Translated this says that in June 1784 the honorable Peter Dhom; legitimate son of Johannes Dhom, citizen and chief magistrate (Mayor) of the village of Ruppertsecken and his wife, nee Braun, got married to Anna Elizabeth. She was the widow of Andreas Stemmler and legitimate daughter of Noe Brochard, inspector of agriculture at Felsberg and his wife Veronica.


The House at Felsberg
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

The House at Felsberg:

††† This house with stable and barn now belongs to the family Rittmann, succeeded by the families of Joseph Kraus, Peter Dhom, and Noe Brochard. Mrs. Rittmann had the cross painted from time to time, which is attached to the house. In former times you would have been able to read the name "Brochard" which was chiseled in the pedestal. But now days you are not able to to make out the letters. It is supposed that Noe Brochard had the cross erected for some reason. One arm of the cross is missing due to the fact that in former times someone tied his horse to it and the horse ran away and broke the arm. You see in the front of the house, the yard with barn and large flower bed; there, in former days stood the manure pile.

The Schoolhouse at Felsberg
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

††† The schoolhouse at Felsberg was established in 1900. For the last few years, the schoolhouse has been unoccupied, due to changes in the educational system. It was called "gnome-school" (only a few pupils). On the ground floor was the classroom and on the first floor was the flat for the teacher. The children of three small villages were taught in this school.

Today the classroom is used by the singing club. In front of the house is a mail box which is cleared once a day. Already in 1740 there was a school in a farm house.

The Milkhouse
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

††† This picture shows the small milk house. Here the farmers delivered the milk, which was measured and cooled in refrigerators. The milk was delivered by trucks. The front wall of the small milk house is also used to publish the official publications.

The Children of Peter and Anna Elizabeth Dhom

1. Urban, born 16 April1785

††† Godparents were Urban and Margaretha Dhom from Ruppertsecken.†† His first

††† wife was Gertrud Muller.†† In the parochial register of Imsweiler is

††† found this important registration."On 17 July Valentin, legitimate son of Urban

††† Dhom and his wife Gertrude, living in Felsberg, was christened.††† Godfather was

††† 16 year old Michael Valentin Dhom, uncle of Valentin".

††† Urbanís second wife was Maria Caroline Muller.†† (Probably a sister of his

††† first wife.)†† They married 1 April 1828.†† Caroline is the daughter of Peter

††† Muller and his wife Charlotte Stadmuller.†† The daughter of this marriage was

††† Elizabeth, who married Michael Brochard in 1840.†† Urban

††† and Caroline also had a son, Franz Jacob, born 1832 and died 1834.†† Urban

††† had a total of six children.†† Besides Elizabeth and Franz Jacob, he also had

††† sons:†† Urban, Peter, and Valentin.†† The sixth child is unknown to us at this

††† time.†† Caroline died 20 April 1853.†† Urban left Felsbergerhof and emigrated to

††† the U.S.A.

2. Maria Barbara, born 6 June 1768:

††† Godmother was Maria Barbara Graff, from Imsweiler.

3. Anna Margaretha, born 5 May 1792:

††† Godmother was Margaretha Dhomin from Ruppertsecken.†† Anna Margaretha

††† died in 1857.She was married to Joseph Kraus.

4. Peter Heinrich, born 10 July 1798:

††† Godfather was Heinrich Godel citizen from Winnweiler.

5. Michael Valentine, bornOctober 1801:

†††† The following is a direct quote from a letter of Emil Dhom:††††††† "The parochial

†††† register No. 2 ends 1798 and the parochial register No. 3 begins 1803.††† There

†††† are 5 years missing.†† That is the time Napoleon ruled.It is very questionable if there are†††††

†††† registrations for those years anywhere.†† If you wish to get the absolute certainty that your

†††† ancestors came from Felsbergerhof ( Felsberg), I am quite sure in telling you so, I

†††† have a clear conscience.There is no doubt!

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††Kind Regards

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yours, Emil"

6. Katharina, born 1804: died 1858

Our Immigrant Generation

Michael Valentine Dhom and Anna Elizabeth Schultz

††† How does one begin to put into words the life and times of this immigrant

generation?†† Complete history books have been written about this period of

our history.†† We shall herein try to describe the life and times of only one

of these brave and courageous families.

††† First of all, let me say that Michael V. Dhom was born in the village of

Felsberg-Pfalz-Germany in the year 1801.†† His wife Anna Elizabeth Schultz

was born in the year 1795.†† At the time of the birth of GottliebJoseph she

was employed as a maid servant for one of the neighbors in Felsberg; she was

living in house number 7 and Michael was living in house number 8.

††† We have always heard the story that Michael and his two brothers, Urban

and Peter Heinrich, migrated to America at or about the same time and after

reaching America the three brothers had a "falling-out" and they never

contacted one another again.†† From the 1900 census we know that Michaelís

year of immigration was 1838 and from the following document one can easily

see that Urban's immigration paper was processed the 4th day of September in

1837, thus leaving a span of about 4 months from the time Michael says they

immigrated to the U.S.A.†† (See document for Urban on following page.)

††† At the time of this writing we have been unable to find any information

about Peter Heinrich.†† But considering the fact that Anna Margaretha,

Peter's daughter inherited the family farm instead of one of the sons leads

us to believe that the story is true.†† After the decision to immigrate was

made the families were required to bring enough provisions for 60 days.††

They were asked to bring 2 barrels of potatoes, 5 sacksof rice, 2 sacks of

dried vegetables, 6 jars of honey, 2 liters of vinegar and were allowed no

wine or liquor.†† They also had to clean the deck of the ship as requested by

the captain.

††† After reaching the New WorldMichael and his family made their way to

Cincinatti, Ohio where they resided only for a short time.†† See 1840 census

for Hamilton Co. Ohio.†† He most probably left his family with friends or

relatives while searching still further west for land that was to his favor.

Michael is also listed in the 1840 census for Jasper Co., Ill., so his stay

in Cincinatti could have lasted only a few months at the most.

††† At this time we would like to give you an immigrant's eye-view of what

Cincinatti was like at that period of our history.†† This letter was not

written by Michael.†† Never-the-less, it still gives a good picture of what

life was like in 1849.†† This was translated from German to English by

Ingrid Schaffer of Newton.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† May 1, 1849

Dear Parents, Brothers and Sisters,

††††††† We have arrived in Cincinatti via the Mississippi River.Cincinatti

is a big commerce and industrial city.†† It has a circumference of 4

leagues.†† We have six German and two English Catholic churches here.†† The

foundation of the new church has been started.†† They take their religion

seriously here.†† I can not say how many other churches there are here.††

Many Mohammedans.There is a tall chain of mountains around our city, the base

of which is moist with loam.It is so wet that it can't be manured.†† It is

very fruitful but hard work.†† I have seen no pastures or meadows in America

so far.†† There are the obvious forests on the shores of the Mississippi.

††† The livestock must get much of their own food in the summer and winter

and they get ragged and skinny because they have only a little shelter.

††† America is a free country and a man can do mostly as he pleases.†† The

law of the fist is in effect here on public streets and they willnot be

severely punished.

††† The most amazing thing is that the Indians that were here before the

discovery of America still live wild.†† There are also a lot in our midst.††

Their clothes consist of woolen covers and several pieces of cloth are tied

to their bodies, whether it covers their nakedness or not bothers them

little.†† They imagine that a certain piece of jewelry is necessary.†† They

color half of their faces red and their main business is hunting.†† They also

carry a gun or bow.†† On the arrow is a sharpened rock from four to five

inches long, which has the sharpness of a knife.†† They shoot better with a

bow than a German with his gun.†† They like to drink whiskey.

††† America has many bad inhabitants like I've already mentioned, because I

can say with certainty that we have three to four fights every day and night.

Never-the-less, there are many good people here too.

††† The factory where I worked burned down and 300 people were out of work.

Since the beginning of February, I've been working again and I earn $18 a

month with food and laundry free.†† The food is excellent.†† Meat three times

a day!Dear family, since I am 4,000 leagues southwest of you we can not

help each other except sometimes in a letter.††† Stay in God's hand.†† Don't

forget to write now and afterwards.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Your true son,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Theodore


1840 - Population Schedule of the sixth census of the United States -

November 1,1840

National Archives Microcopy No. 704 - Roll 61 - Illinois

Volume 4233-419 - Jasper County, Illinois

Head of Family--------------------------------Dhom, Michael V.

Males---------------------------------------------0 and under 5-------1

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20 and under 30----1

Females-----------------------------------------15 and under 20----1

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 40 and under 50----1


No. of persons employed in agriculture---------------------------1


††† Truly, these were brave people in a strange land.Nevertheless, let us continue with the story of Michael.†† On May 9, 1839 Michael walked into the district land office in Palestine, Illinois and purchased 240 acres of land in the then Wade Township (now Willow Hill Township). It took almost two years for this land transaction to be processed as can be seen by the following land records from the Bureau of Land Management in Alexandria, Virginia.

††† Presumably, after the purchase of his land, Michael stayed in Jasper County long enough to erect a temporary dwelling and then returned to the east to bring his wife Anna and son Gottlieb back to Jasper County to establish his home.

††† Prior to the erection of the simple log church in 1848 known to all of us as St. Peters; the early settlers had to travel the long distance to Vincennes, Indiana to attend Mass.

††† The following piece of interesting information is taken from the Jasper County Courthouse. There were no fences on the prairie in 1839, all the livestock ran together and so had to be marked in some way in order to be identified by the proper owner. These identifying marks were usually made in the ears of the animal and had to be registered with the county clerk. This entry was recorded: ďMichael Dhom stock mark crop, split and underbit in left ear. Recorded this 13th day of July A. D. 1839. H. Wade C. C.Ē

The Story of Anna Elizabeth Schultz Dhom's Death and Burial

††† The first Mrs. Dhom did not live long after reaching Jasper County.†† Her exact death date isn't known, but we do know that she died prior to the fall of 1848.

††† The following information (was) told us by Mrs. Harry Dhom and Mrs. Tom Bergbower.

††† When Anna Elizabeth Dhom died the water was too high to take hor body to the cemetery for burial.Michael took a molasses pan, which was a tin or metal box about the size of a wagon bed in which people used to make molasses, and rowed to the house on the other side of the Crooked Creek and petitioned the man who lived on the opposite hill to build a wooden coffin for his wife's burial.†† The man agreed; Michael took the coffin, put it in the molasses pan and rowed back across the creek and buried his wife on the hill behind their home.†† The letters A.E.D/ are all that remain on a small stone to mark the burial place of Anna Elizabeth Dohm.

††† After the burial of Anna Elizabeth the surrounding parcel of land was still used for pasture for the cattle.Each morning and evening as the cows made their way to and from the barn, they had to cross the grave where Anna Elizabeth was buried.†† Up until a few years ago you could still see two distinct paths that the cattle took; one on the east side and one on the west side of the grave.†† Never has it been known that the cattle ever walked on or across this grave.

Michael Dhom's Second Marriage

††† After the death of Anna Elizabeth, Michael married a second time.He married Margaretha (Rothin) Brier, who was the widow of Gerhard Brier who resided in Ohio.

††† The following entry is taken from Jasper County Marriage Records: "I Hiram Wade, clerk of the county court of Jasper County, Illinois, hereby certify that marriage license was granted to Michael V. Dhom and Margaret Brier on the 8th day of September in 1848. State Of Illinois, Effingham Co."

††† They were married in Teutoplis, Illinois by Father Joseph Kunster, Catholic priest, on September 10, 1848. Michael and his second wife, Margaretha, had no children.Michael had only one child; that by his first wife Anna Elizabeth.His name was Gottlieb Joseph Dhom.

††† From all indications, Michael lived a quiet and productive life up until his death which occurred on the 13th day of April in 1876.The following 3 records are proofs of death for Michael V. Dhom.†† The first one (is) from the Jasper County Circuit Clerks Office.†† The next two are from St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois.†† Michael is buried in the Old St. Peters Cemetery, but there is no stone to mark his grave.

St. Thomas Catholic Death Record for Michael V. Dohm


Gottlieb Joseph and Maria Christina (Kinsel) Dhom

††† The following two records are birth records for Gottlieb Joseph Dhom. The first, from the church of the Felsbergerhof. The second, from the civil registerís office in Rockenhausen, Germany.


††† In the year of our Lord, 1835 on September 8th, was born in the villa Felsberg and christened on September 13th the son of (Note: lines too bad to read) farmer in villa Felsberg and appropriate announced and Anna Elizabeth Schultz by birth from Felsberg, who has given him the name of Gottlieb Joseph. Godfather was Joseph Kraus living in Felsberg. He was christened by Voelher, parson.

Being dissatisfied with the legibility of this record, we pursued the matter further and received the second birth record.

The following is a translation from old German script, then to present German, and finally to English. These translations done by Emil Dhom and Ingrid Schaffer.

Nr 20†† Geburts-Akt des Gottlieb Dhom

Inm Jahr *ein tausend acht hundert funf and dreissig, den neunten des Monats September um ein Uhr des Nachmittags, erschienen vor uns Adam Limbacher Burgermeister und Beamter des Civilstandes der Gemeinde Imsweiler Kantons Winnweiler Rezirks Kaiserslautern, im Rheinkreise des Konigreichs Payern, (a. ichael Valentin Dhom Ackerer alt dreissig drey Jahr wohnhaft aue dem Felsbergerhof, Germeinde Imsweiler welcher uns erklarte, dass (b. Anna Elisabetha Schultz ohne Gewerbe, ledigen Standes, alt vierzig Jahr wohnhaft auf dem Felsbergerhof, gestern ais am (**8.9.I835) achten September dieses gegen zwey Uhr des Morgens in dem Hause Nummer sieben auf genanntem Felsbergerhof ein Kind mannlichen Geschlechts> geboren habe, und welcher den Vornamen (c. Gottlieb gebe, dessen Vater zu seyn er hiermit anerkennt. Gegenwartige Erklarung geschah in Gegenwart folgender Zeugen I. des Michael Wolff, Akerer alt vierzig sieben Jahre und 2. des Johannes Lippert, Feld-schutz, alt dreissig zwey, beide in der Gemeinde Imsweiler wohnhaft und haben den Deklarant und die Zeugen gegenwartigen Geburts-Akt, nach geschhener Vorlesung mit und unterzeichnet.

Michael Valentin Dhom

I. Wolff2. Lippert Limbacher


(a----33 age /1802

(b----40 "/1795


Number 20†††††††††††††††† English Translation:

††† In the year 1835, the 9th day in the month of September at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, by Adam Limbacher, burgermeister (mayor) and county records keeper for the Gemeinde community of Imsweiler. Michael Valentin Dohm, 33 years old, living at Felsbergerhof gave testimony that Anna Elizabeth Schultz, 40 years old; an unmarried lady without a trade or occupation and living in house No. 7 at Felsbergerhof did yesterday, September 8, 1835 at about 2 o'clock in the morning give birth to a son. Michael further states and recognizes this child as his own. This statement sworn before witnesses:

Michael Wolff age 47 years

Johannes Lippert age 32 years

Both witnesses living in Imsweiler.

After growing to manhood and establishing his home, Gottlieb chose for his bride the 18 year old Maria Christina Kinsel. She was born 29 March 1841 in Jasper County and is the daughter of Charles and Maria Christina (Kroft or Kraft) Kinsel, from the Alsace Lorraine area of Germany (now France). They were married the 30th day of June in 1859 in the log church known as St.Peterís.

This union was blessed with twelve children; they are as follows:

Christian Name††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date of Birth

1.Susann Christine†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24April††† 1860

2.Theodore Joseph††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 21April†† 1862†††

3.Mary Clotilda††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6†† October1863

4.Veronica Elizabeth†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5†† April††††† 1865

5.Clement Valentine††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5December1867

6.Christine Elizabeth†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††1November1869

7.August Samuel††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15January1872

8.Frank Eugene†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 31January1874

9.Henry Cornelius††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9 August 1876

10. Joseph††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7 January 1880
Editor's Note: Died in childhood per Group Sheet shown below.

11. Charles Vincent††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1March 1882

12. Philomenia Cecelia††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22 July 1883

The above information taken from St. Thomas Catholic Church and Jasper County Courthouse Birth Records.

††† One of Gottlieb's children, either Veronica Elizabeth or Christine Elizabeth, is buried on the hill of the original Dhom homestesd. The reason there is no marker for her grave we were told, is because she was buried on top of the grave of Anna Elizabeth Dhom, her grandmother. This was a custom in Germany, and to this day it is not uncommon in Germany for this to happen. The reason being that Germany is a small country and there are so many people. Graves that are not kept up and cared for are reused.

††† Gottlieb Joseph and Maria lived in the St. Peter vicinity nearly all oftheir lives, except for a time during which in 1870 they lived in the town of Newton; Gottlieb listed his occupation as a wagon maker in the 1870 census.

††† Gottlieb and Maria were upstanding and active members of the community all of their lives as can be seen by the following excerpts from old copies of the Newton Press-Mentor.


††† Volume XIII No.l 28September 25, 1878

††† "Joseph Dhom visited Saylor Springs a few days and while there his team ran away, breaking up his spring wagon."


††† Volume XIII No. 37 Wednesday, November 27, 1878

††† "Mr. G. J. Dhom has been employed to teach a German school this winter."

††† Volume XIII No. 48Wednesday, February 19, 1879

††† "Professor Joseph Dhom is teaching a splended German school again this winter."

††† Volume XIV No. 16 Wednesday, July 9, 1879

The 4th at St. Peter

††† "The celebration at St. Peter on the 4th of July for the benefit of the Catholic Church at that place was a grand success, socially and financially. The people here have spared no pains to make this a pleasant and agreeable and profitable celebration. The grove was cleaned up nicely and a large stand was erected for the use of the speakers. Plenty of seats had also been placed in the cool shade. A very tall slim pole proudly held up the emblem of freedom - our flag; and a small cannon under the management of an experienced gunner proclaimed liberty and freedom to everyone and a cordial welcome to their celebration.

The St. Peter string band enlivened the occasion with some of their sweetest and choicest music. The assembly was called to order by Henry Schackmann. The Declaration of Independence was read by Gilbert Reisner, after which Mr. Reisner a nd Eugene Hartrich delivered a short address. In the meanwhile the ladies had prepared a sumptuous dinner. Mrs. John Schackmann, Mrs. Michl and Mrs. Peter and Henry Moschenross deserve much of the credit for the epicurean feast. During the day chances were sold on some of the fine and useful articles. Miss Susan Schackmann donated a fine coverlet to the church which was awarded to Eugene Hartrich, who generously donated it back to the church again. Phillip Schackmann gave a fine oil lamp; Julia Michl, a centennial dish; and many others whose names are forgotten donated largely. John Schroder drew a fine oil painting of the cross, and John Genter and Ed Wise, two clever young bachelors, drew a baby dress apiece. The people here made their celebration a success as they do everything else. The proceeds amounting to $19! The committee, John Schackmann, Joseph Dhom, and Peter Mochenross deserve the credit for the able manner in which they conducted the celebration. And right here permit yourreporter to thank them for the complimentary ticket. We cannot ever remember attending a more quiet and nicer celebration and all persons attending seemed to enjoy the occasion splendedly."

††† From the 1900 census we learn, among other things, that Gottlieb's yearof immigration to the U. S. was 1838 and that he never naturalized. We also know that this couple had twelve children. In 1909, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The following article is taken from the Newton Press, Volume 48, No. 2

Friday, July 2, 1909

Celebrate Golden Wedding

Pioneer Couple Celebrate 50th Marriage Anniversary

††† Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Joseph Dohm celebrated their golden wedding Wednesday. At 6:15, Rev. Fr. John Molitor held Mass at the St. Thomas Catholic Church where the aged couple renewed their vows and received the holy blessings of the religion they profess.

†† June 30, 1859 in a little log building erected as a house of worship near St. Peter northeast of Newton, Gottlieb Joseph Dhom and Miss Christina Kinselwere married by Rev. Parker Sandrock, parish priest performing the ceremony. Since then they have lived in the Newton vicinity raising a family and assisting in improving the county.

††† To them nine living children were born: Theodore, Frank, Henry, Charles and Miss Philomenia all of Newton. Mrs. Thomas (Susan) Huber of St. Marie, Mrs. George (Clotilda) Fear of Willow Hill, Clem of Hillsboro and August of Beloit, Wisconsin. The foregoing in addition to 27 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many friends and other relatives assisted in the celebration and dinner at the residence of Boos Black of Newton.

††† Mrs. and Mrs Dhom are excellent people, quiet and industrious and neighborly. They bear the reputation of being generous and courageous people and are honored citizens of the community.

††† Mrs. Dhom is a sister of Louis Kinsel, Joseph J. Kinsel, Mrs. Nicholas Michl, and the late Mrs. John (Rosalie) Schackmann. Mr. Kinsel and wife were joined in marriage June 1, 1852, Mr. and Mrs. Michl in 1858, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kinsel in 1860."

††† The following picture was given us by Mrs. Vincent (Hilda) Dhom. It is the family picture of the Gottlieb Joseph Dhom family. They are:

Front Row, left to right: Theodore, Philomenia, Gottlieb Joseph, Maria Christina, Clotilda, Susan

Second Row, left to right:Clem, Gus, Henry, Charles, Frank

The Gottlieb J. Dhom Family
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

Mrs. Gottlieb Joseph Dhom departed this life on the 4th day of October in 1911 as can be seen by the following article taken from the Newton Press, Volume 50, No. 53, October 6, 1911:

††† ††††††† Marie Christina Dhom was born in Jasper County , March 29, 1841, married to G. J. Dohm, June 30, 1859 and died at the family home in Newton, Wednesday, October 4th after a lengthy illness from heart trouble, leaving a husband and children: Theodore; Charles; Delia,of Willow Hill; Henry, of Falmouth; Clem, of Taylorville; Gus, of Beloit, Wisconsin; Mrs. Susan Huber, (of) St. Marie, Frank, of Mattoon; and Miss Minnie, of Newton In addition there are grandchildren and many relatives..Funeral services were conducted Oct 5, at St. Thomas Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. John Molitor. Interment in the parish cemetery, Mt. Calvary.


††† Certificate and Record of Death of Mary Christian Dhom

Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


††† Sometime after the death of his wife, Gottlieb Joseph came to make his

home with his eldest son, Theodore.My father-in-law Alex told me that one

ofhis hobbies was raising bees.He also worked on inventing perpetual

motion machines.††† Tess Dhom has told us that she remembers his daily walks

to the old St. Peter Cemetery to help care for the grounds and tend the

graves there.

††† The following picture of Gottlieb Joseph was given us by Mrs. Ed (Judy) Dhom.


Gottlieb J. Dhom
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


††† Gottlieb Joseph Dhom lived all of his long and productive life in Jasper

County being almost 92 years old at the time of his death.

††† The following article (was) taken from the Newton Press.Volume 66, No. 30,

Friday, August 5, 1927:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Grim Reaper

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Joseph G. Dhom

††† ††††††† Joseph G. Dhom, one of the oldest pioneer settlers of Jasper County, died

at the home of his son, Theodore, four miles east of Newton, Tuesday evening,

August the 2nd at the age of 91 years 10 months and 24 days.He was born in

Germany, September 8, 1835 and came with his parents to this county when

about 5 years of age, settling in the St. Peter vicinity, where he has

resided the greater part of his long life.He was married to Mary C. Kinsel,

on June 30, 1859, at St. Peterís by Rev. Fr. John Sandrock.

†† †††††††† On June 30, 1909, this couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

in this city.Mrs. Dhom died October 4th, 1911, after more than 52 years of

happy wedded life.To this union 9 children were born, all of whom are

living and together.There are 50 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren

left to mourn his demise.†† The surviving children are:Mrs. Thomas (Susan) Huber of St. Marie; Theodore, Henry, and Clotilda of Newton; Clem of New York; Gus of Beloit,

Wisconsin; Frank of Chicago; Miss Minnie of Granite City; and Charles of Newton.


††††††††† ††In addition there are grandchildren and many relatives.Funeral services

conducted at St. Thomas Catholic Church at8 o'clock, Thursday morning by

Rev. John Lupton, with interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.


††† As you read these old newspaper articles you will notice several discrepancies. They have been written here exactly as they appeared. In the family group sheets we have tried to make all corrections.

Funeral Card: Gottlieb Joseph Dhom 1835-1927
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

Family Group for Thomas Huber
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Child number 1:

The following article is taken from the Newton Press-Mentor:

††† ††††††† Mrs. Thomas Huber's Funeral held Monday morning at Assumption Church, St.

Marie, and burial was in the parish cemetery.Rev. Fr. Francis C.

Schlepphorst officiated.


††† ††††††† Mrs. Huber passed away Friday morning at her home east of St. Marie

after an extended illness.She was born in that vicinity April 24, 1860, a

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dhom, and had always resided there.


††† ††††††† She leaves five sons and two daughters, Frank Huber of St. Marie; Ted

Huber of Willow Hill; Mrs. Lena Martin of Indianapolis; Henry and Leo Huber

of Detroit, Michigan;Fred Huber of San Francisco, California; and Miss

Christine Huber of Wilmette.


††† ††††††† She is also survived by three brothers and a sister:Gus Dhom of Beloit,

Wisconsin; Henry and Charles Dhom and Mrs. George Fear of Newton; and many

other relatives and friends.


Susan Huber (left) and unknown parties*
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

* Editor's Note In April 2005, Amy Sue Groessl of Chicago, IL contributed the following identifications for the "unknowns" shown in this picture. As Amy puts it: I'm listed in your dhom history under the Frank J Huber family (he was my paternal grandmother's father). There is a picture of Susan Huber with "unknown parties". I know them: The adult in the center is Lenora (Huber) Spannagel, called "Aunt Sis"; the child is her daughter, Mary Ellen Wagner; and the adult on the right is Anna (Burgund) Huber, my great-grandmother. We used to go to St. Marie every year when I was young. Very fond memories. As you see, Amy is a listed descendant below.


Susan C. Dhom(See Family Group for Thomas Huber)

8 Children:

1. Frank J.
2. Theodore J.
3. Veronica M.
4. Frederick W.
5. Magdalena C.
6. Christine
7. Henry C.
8. Leo


1.Frank J. Huber(See Huber Group Sheet) m. Anna Burgundb. 1883

††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††d. 5-22-1946


†††† A. Lenora Huberb. 11 Mar 1910m. Louis Spannagelb. 24 Aug 1895


†††††††† a. Mary Ellen Spannagel b. 6 Sept 1930m. Eugene Wagnerb. 1923

1.      Janet Wagner b. 12 Aug 1949m. George Waggleb. 1946

††††††††††††††††† ††††† 1a. Dennis Waggle†† b. 17 Jul 1971

†††††††††††††††††† †††† 2b. Jeff Waggle††††††† b. 21 Feb 1977

†††††††††††††††† †††††† 3c. Sara Waggle††††† b. 18 Feb 1979

2.      Robert Wagnerb. 25 Feb 1952m. Jeanie Smithb. 1954

††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2a. Jeremy Wagner††††††† b. 17 Feb 1977

††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2b. Jared Lee Wagner††† b. 15 May 1982

3.      Betty Wagnerb. 28 Feb 1952 m. Steve Rudolphib. 1951

††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3a. Jessica Rudolphi††† b. 4 Jul 1977

††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3b. Kevin Rudolphi††††† b. b. 21 Oct 1982

†††††††††††††† 4.†††† Susan Wagner b. 28 Apr 1954m. William Dowland b. 1951††


††††††††††††††††††††† ††4a. Stacy Dowland††† b. 12 Nov 1975

†††††††††† †††††††††††† ††4b. Erin Dowland†† b.17 Nov1978

††††††††††††† ††††††††† ††4c. Justin James Dowland††† b. 1 Jul 1982

5.      James Wagner b. 22 May 1953m. Kathy Carrb. 20 Jan 1955

††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 5a. Karrie Wagnerb. 2 Nov 1977

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 5b. Jaon Wagner††† b. 22 Oct 1980

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 5c. Kylee Jean Wagnerb. 6 Feb 1982

††††††††† ††6.†††† Joan Wagner b. 8 Sep 1955†† m. Lindell Gallowayb. 1954

††††††††††† ††††††††††† 6a. Matthew Galloway†† b. 31 Jan 1979

††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6b. Emily Marie Gallowayb. 9 Jul 1981

7.      Donald Wagnerb. 23 Oct 1957m. Bonnie Alexanderb. 1960

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 7a. Bridget Diane Wagnerb. 29 Aug 1983

††††††††††† 8.†††††† Tom Wagnerb. 21 Sep 1960m. Colleen Pitcherb. 1962

††††††††††††††† †††††††

8a. Beth Ann Wagnerb. 31 Aug 1983

††††††††††† ††††††††††† 8b. Richard Spannagel††† b. 18 Jun 1947

††††††††††† ††††††††††† 8c. Francis Spannagel††† b. 10 May 1949m. Mary Kay Lincoln b.1949

†††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Mark Spannagel††† b. 7 Jun 1977

†††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Mary Beth Spannagel b. 25 Nov. 1979

††† B.George Huber††† b. 30 Jun 1912d. Mar. 7, 1938 m. Camilla Rohr

††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††a.Georgianna Huber††† b. 4 Sept 1938

††† C.Hilda Huber b. 21 Dec 1915m.Carl Branstrom††† b. 1913

††††††††††† a.Ronald Branstrom††† b. 13 Jul 1941m. Mariam Davis b. 1942

††††††††††††††††† 1.††† Kristin Ann Branstrom††† b. 26 Jan 1966

††††††††††††††††† 2. Molly Sue Branstrom†††† b30 Mar 1968

††††††††††††††††† 3. Jay Branstrom†††††††††† b. 5†† Aug 1971

††††††††††† b.Margaret Branstromb. 2 May 1945†† m. Hugh Millerb. 1941

††††††††††††††††† 1.††† Wendy Ann Miller††† b. 15 Oct 1967

††††††††††††††††† 2.††† Holly Sue Miller††† b. 29 Nov 1969

††††††††††† c.Barry Branstrom b.5 Nov 1945††† m.Carol Christenson b. 1948

††††††† †††††††††††1.†† Kara Branstrom(adopted)

††††††††††† d.Donna Branstrom b.13 Dec 1956

††† D. Berniece Huber†† b. 24 Jun 1918m. Leslie Groessl†† b. 1917

††††††† a. Jack Groessl b. 17 Nov 1942m. Patty Riegler†† b. 1942

††††††††††††††††† 1. Amy Sue Groessl††† b. 16 Feb 1969

††††††††††††††††† 2. Todd Allen Groessl b. 23 Dec 1971

††† E. Lawrence Huber†† b. 5 Sept 1920m. Dorothy Hyde b.1 Dec 1929

††††††† a. Richard Huber†† b. 10 Jan 1954m. Theresa Faller†† b. 1956

(Editor's Note: Reads "divorced" in handwriting on the manuscript, then has illegible handwritten text.

††††††††††† 1. Matthew Huber††† b. 10 Sept1974

††† F. Ralph Huberb. 9 March 1923†††† m. 1. Eileen McCormick

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††2. Alberta Dillinger

†††††† a. Tom Huber

††††††† b. Robert Huber

††††††† c. Richard Huber

††† G. Francis Huber††† b. 9 Dec 1925†† d. Dec 3, 1978 m. Mary Jo Laws

††††††† a. Lu Anne Huber††† m. Don Ryan

††††††† b. George Huber

††††††† c. Elizabeth Huber

††††††† d. Susan Huber

†††††† e. Mary Huber

2.Theodore J. Huber†† (See Huber Family Group Sheet)

3.Veronica Mary Huber (See Huber Family Group Sheet)†† m. John Long

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.21 Sept 1887††† d.18June1978

††† A.Esther Suzanne Long b.24May†† 1912†††† d. 24 Dec††††† 1981

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† m.Ed Stumborg b.10 Oct†† 1909

††††††† a.James Edwin Stumborg b.8 Apr 1932†† m. Patricia Gilsinger


†† 1.Carol Ann Stumborg

††††††††††††††† 2.Mark Anthony Stomberg

††††††† b.†† Donald William Stumborg††† b. 14 June1934†† m. Marge

††††††††††††††† 1.Donald William Stumborg, Jr.

††††††††††††††† 2.Audra Marie Stumborg

††††††† c.†† John Bernard Stumborg†† b. 30 Nov1937

††††††† d.†† Joyce Veronica Stumborg††† b.22 Nov 1939M. Ron Purdy

††††††† e.†† Nelda Kathryn Stumborgb. 26 Jan 1948m. Don Boggs

††††††††††††††† 1.Kimberly Kathryn Boggs

††††††††††††††† 2.Michelle Lynn Boggs

††††††† f.††† Steve Paul Stumborgb. 6 Dec 1952m. Carol Heidbreder

††††††††††††††† 1.†† Stephanie Dawn Stumborg

††††††††††††††† 2.†† Scott Allan Stumborg

††††††††††††††† 3.†† Sarah Esther Stumborg


††† B.Harry Thomas Long†† m. Hilda

††† C.Jermaine Kathryn Long†† m.AlHolman

††† D.George Richard Longm. Helen Ferguson

††† E.Dale Joseph Longb. 8 Sept 1919m. Frances Fillingerb. 13Sept


††††††††††† a.Veronica Catherine Longb. 23 Feb 1952†† m.Jack Deitz

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 21 Sept1950

†††††††††† †††††1.Amy Marie Deitzb. 3 Apr 1972

††††††††††††††† 2.Matthew Wade Deitzb.28 Dec1976

††††††††††† b.†† Rebecca Lynn Longb. 15 Sept 1953m. (1)Phillip Tucker

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† m. (2)†† Robert Green

†† F.Forest Francis Longb. 26 April1922m. Rosemary Elanor


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 24 Feb 1928


††††††††††† a.Carolyn Sue Longb. 27 Jul 1944m.Richard Alan Haught

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††b.13 Jan 1942

††††††††††††††† 1. Donna Jean Haughtb. 9 May 1964m.Kevin Blevins

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 12 Sept 1962

††††† ††††††††††2.Sharon Kay Haughtb. 21 Sept 1969

††††††††††††††† 3.Richard Alan Haught, Jr.b. 10 Aug 1971

††††††††††††††† 4.Brian Dean Haught†† b.13Feb 1973

††††††† b.Roy Gene Longb.25Dec1947m.Linda Kircher

††††††††††††††† 1.Jason Andrew Longb.8Feb 1972

††††††††††††††† 2.Jody Michelle Long†† b.29 Oct 1974

††††††††††††††† 3.Julie Denise Long††††† b. 20Sept1982

††† G.John Anthony Longb. 16Jan1929m. Norma Wakefield

††† H.James Frederick Longb. 1931††† d.1965

4.Frederick W. Huber[See Group Sheet]

5.Magdalena C. Huber[See Group Sheet]m. Frank Totten

6.Christine Huber( See Group Sheet)m.Herbert Martin

7.Henry C. Huber[See Group Sheet]

8.Leo Huber†† [See Group Sheet]


Family Group for Theodore Joseph Dhom
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Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

Family Group for Theodore Joseph Dhom
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Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Child Number 2: Theodore Joseph Dhom

The following article was taken from the Newton Press-Mentor:


††††††††††† ††††††††††† Theodore Dhom Passes Away Thursday

††† Theodore J. Dhom passed away at the family home early Thursday morning at

the age of 78 years and 12 days.He had been a life long resident of Jasper

County.He was united in marriage on October 30, 1888 to Miss Anna Elizabeth Miller

and to this union eleven children were born.Two children preceded him in

death; they were John and Anna Elizabeth.He is survived by his wife,Anna,

son Joseph of Newton, Miss Margaret of Springfield, Mrs. Frank (Josephine)

Tilly of Springfield, Theodore F. Dhom of Robinson, Leo, Alexander, and John,

all of Newton.He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Susan Huber of St. Marie

and Mrs. Clotilda Fear of Newton, three brothers, Henry and Charles of Newton

and Gus of Beloit, Wisconsin.

††† Requiem Mass will be said by Rev. Daniel Daily at 9 A. M., Saturday at

St. Thomas Catholic Church, burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.


The Theodore Dhom Family
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


††† THEODORE JOSEPH DHOM(See His Family Group Sheet)

††† 11 Children:††††††††† 1.John Joseph†† 2.John†† 3.Mary Margaret

†††††††††††††††††††††† 4.Mary Magdalena5.Anna Elizabeth

†††††††††††††††††††††† 6.Philomenia Katherine7.Josephine Cecelia

†††††††††††††††††††††††† 8.Theodore Francis9.Leo Thomas

†††††††††††††††††††††† 10.Alexander Charles11. John Raphael

††† 1. John Joseph Dhom (See Group Sheet)m.Anna Mary Hainz

††††††††††††††††††† b.30 Sept 1888,d.2 May 1981

††††††† A..Mary Anna Dhom,b. 13 Jul 1914, m.Samuel Roaman Ciesinski

†††††††††††††††††††† b. 5 Aug 1912†† d.1977

††††††††††† a. Roger Joseph Ciesinski,b. 23 May 1939m. Carol Jane Harding

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 15 Jan 1944

††††††††††††††† 1.David Alan Ciesinski,b. 9 Apr 1966

††††††††††††††† 2.Amy Diane Ciesinski,b. 20 Dec 1969

††††††††††††††† 3.Jennifer Ann Ciesinski,b. 29 Jan 1973

††† ††††††††b. Philip Jerome Ciesinski , b.13 Maym. Barbara Adele Stephenson

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 17 Sept 1946

††††††††††††††† 1. Samuel Jason Ciesinski,b. 16 Jul 1978

††††††††††††††† 2. Damen Nicholas Ciesinski,b. 5 Aug 1981

††† B. Angela Catherine Dhom,b. 14 Nov 1916,m. Reuben Anthony Jansen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 13 Oct1917d. 18 Aug 1967

††††††† a. Doris Anne Jansenb. 8 Aug 1941m.Eugene James McDevitt

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††b. 13 Apr 1936

††††††††††††††† 1. Angela Marie McDevittb. 14 Nov 1963

††††††††††††††† 2. Michael Eugene McDevittb. 2 Mar 1965

††††††††††††††† 3. David Anthony McDevittb. 18 Nov 1966

††††††††††††††† 4. Steven James McDevittb. 5 Nov 1968

††††††††††††††† 5. Lawrence McDevittb. 31 Oct 1969

††††††††††††††† 6. Jeffrey Scott McDevittb. 13 Jul 1979

††††††††††††††† 7. Kathleen Michelle McDevittb. 24 Jun 1984

††††††† b. Theodore Joseph Jansen,b. 19 Aug 1942m. Connie Lee Comstock

†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 13 Nov 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. Carmen Nichole Jansenb. 22 Jul 1976

††††††††††††††† 2. Justin Joseph Jansenb. 13 Feb 1979

††††††† c. Samuel Bernard Jansen,b. 2 Oct 1943m. Mary Suzanne Rohr

††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††b. 16 Mar 1945

††††††††††††††† 1. Kathleen Marie Jansenb. 11 Jul 1965

††††††††††††††† 2. Cheryl Ann Jansenb. 16 Aug 1966

††††††††††††††† 3. Gary Vincent Jansen b. 25 Oct 1967

††††††††††††††† 4. Timothy Reuben Jansen b. 20 Apr 1969

††††††††††††††† 5. Vickie Angela Jansenb. 9 Apr 1972

††††††††††††††† 6. Phillip Samuel Jansenb. 24 Sept 1975

††††††††††††††† 7. Terry Joseph Jansen††† b. 18 Jun 1980

††††††† d. Patrick Leo Jansen, b. 9 Sept 1944m.Janet Sue Probst

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 25 Sept 1948

††††††††††† 1. Brian Patrick Jansenb. 21 May 1969

††††††††††† 2. Brenda Sue Jansen b. 28 Jan 1971

††††††††††† 3. Lynn Marie Jansenb. 24 Nov 1975

††††††††††† 4. Kevin Michael Jansenb. 24 Apr 1979

††††††††††† 5. Cindy Ann Jansenb. 21 Sept 1981

††††††† e. Kathryn Louise Jansen, b. 10 Octd. 28 Mar 1946

††††††† f.Gail Marie Jansen, b. 12 Dec 1946m. Thomas Roman Mette

†††††††††† †††††††††††††††b. 16 Dec 1945

††††††††††† 1. Douglas Thomas Mette b. 7 May 1971

††††††††††† 2. Randy Joseph Metteb. 5 Jun 1972

††††††††††† 3. Terry Anthony Metteb. 25 Apr 1974

††††††††††† 4. Mark Alan Mette††† b. 11 Nov 1978

††††††††††† 5. Bradley John Mette b. 10 Nov 1981

††††††† g. Frederick Anthony Jansen, b. 20 May 1949m. Linda Marie Niemerg

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 28 Oct 1953

††††††††††† 1. Andrea Marie Jansen b. 31 May 1982

††††††† h. Frances Angela Jansen,b. 20 May 1949m. Donald Edward Zumbahlen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 5 Jan 1948

††††††††††† 1. Paula Ann Zumbahlen b. 15 May 1971

††††††††††† 2. Cindy Marie Zumbahlenb. 4 Feb 1973

††††††††††† 3. Sharon Renee Zumbahlen b. 25 Mar 1975

††††††††††† 4. Andrew Donald Zumbahlen b. 11 Dec 1977

††††††††††† 5. Debbie Frances Zumbahlen b. 11 Jun 1984

††††††† i. Anthony Eugene Jansen, b. 22 May 1954d. 26 Jun 1984

††††††††††††††† m.Jean Marie Niemergb. 3 Jul 1956

††††††† j. Debra Josephine Jansen, b. 29 Jul 1955m. Richard Anthony Runde

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 4 Feb 1952

††††††††††† 1. Julie Angela Runde b. 3 Oct 1982

††††††††††† 2. Dennis Richard Rundeb. 14 Apr 1984

††† C. Clara Crezentia Dhom b. 23 Aug 1919m. Eugene Peter Wiercioch

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 4 Jan 1922

††††††††††† a. Bonnie Jean Wiercioch b. 15 Febm. Kenneth Norman Heim

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 1 Jul 1948

††††††††††††††† 1. Jennifer Anne Heim b. 24 Jul 1983

††††††††††† b. Charles Joseph Wiercioch b. 6 Feb 1950m. Karen Beata Kehoe

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 3 Mar 1945

††† D. Catherine Emma Dhomb. 12 May 1923m. Frederick Willard Price

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 5 May 1920

††††††††††† a. Kathleen Marie Priceb.25 Feb 1946m. WilliamDeRouchey

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 29 Jul 1945

††††††††††† 1. William Thomas DeRouchey†† b. 19 Aug 1965

††††††††††† 2. Jeffery Price DeRoucheyb. 28 Jan 1968

††††††††††† 3. Rebecca Lynn DeRoucheyb. 19 Jan 1971

††††††† b. Jeanne Louise Priceb. 31 Aug 1947m. Gary Gordon Lamb

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 25 Mar 1947

††††††††††† 1. Laura Jean Lamb†† b. 7 Mar 1966

††††††††††† 2. Gary Gordon Lamb, Jr.b. 13 Jan 1968

††††††† c. Frederick WillardPrice, Jr.b. 3 Dec 1951m. Mary Lynn Gard

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.23 Jun1956

††††††††††† 1. Frederick Willard Price IIIb. 26 Oct 1982

††† E. Agnes Theresa Dhom b. 15 Jun 1926d. 6 May 1942

2. John Dhom [See Group Sheet]

3. Mary Margaret Dhom [See Group Sheet]

4. Mary Magdalene Dhom(See Group Sheet)m. Frank Bergbower


††† A. Thomas Bergbowerb. 13 Oct 1914††† m. Mary Catherine Dhom

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 22 Jul 1917

††††††† a. Carol Marie Bergbowerb. 23 Jul 1939m. Clinton Purcell

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 9 Aug 1937

††††††††††† 1. Robert Anthony Purcell b. 15 Jan 1959m. Janet Cohorst

††††††††††† 2. Jane Ann Purcellb. 19 Jul 1960

††††††††††† 3. Karen Elaine Purcellb. 9 Dec 1964

†††††† b. Joan Kathaleen Bergbowerb. 7 Aug 1941m. Ronald Coleman

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.23 May 1937

††††††††††† 1. Johanna Colemanb. 23 Dec 1963

††††††††††† 2. Todd Colemanb. 31 May 1965

††††††† c. Gerald Thomas Bergbowerb. 26 Aug 1943m. Verna Fisher

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 28 Mar 1944

††††††††††† 1. Theresa Bergbowerb. 29 Nov 1966

††††††††††† 2. Sandra Bergbowerb. 21Aug 1968

††††††††††† 3. Kathy Bergbower†† b. 9 Apr 1970

†††† †††††††4. Sharon Bergbower b. 1 Jun 1975

††††††††††† 5. Greg Bergbowerb. 7 May 1978

††††††† d. Robert Francis Bergbowerb. 16 Jun 1945

††††††† e. Paul Steven Bergbowerb. Mar 1950m. Suzette Wilson

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††b. 10 Sept 1952

††††††††††† 1. Steven Christopher Bergbowerb. 7 Sept 1983

††††††† f. James Anthony Bergbowerb. 22 Mar 1951m. Theresa Nosbisch

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 19 Apr 1958

††††††† g. Mary Sue Bergbowerb. 30 Sept 1954m. John Blalock

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 15 Aug 1943

††††††††††† 1. ShaneBlalockb. 15 Aug 1975

††††††††††† 2. Tom Blalockb. 10 Apr 1977

††† B. Monica Bergbower†† b. 10 Nov1916m. Marion Michl

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 23 May 1916

††††††† a. Patsy Michlb. 3 Aug 1941m. Robert Swinford

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 22 Nov 1938

†††††††††† 1. Mark Swinfordb. 18 Oct 1961m. Laurie Winterroth

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 26 Apr 1958

††††† 2. Alan Swinfordb. 26 Sep 1964

††††† 3. Christine Swinfordb. 17 Mar 1967

†† b. Marilyn Michlb. 28 Jul 1944m. Gordon Hammond

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.15 Nov 1941

††††††††† 1. Jack Hammond†† b. 15 Jan 1972

††††††††† 2. Jill Hammond††† b. 24 Nov 1976

††††††††† 3. LeAnn Hammondb. 19 Aug 1978

††† C. Roy Bergbowerb. 26 Jul 1921m. Evelyn Reed

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 16 Jun 1928

††††††† a. Frank Lee Bergbowerb. 25 Jan 1953m. Jackie Lynn Clagg

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 16 Jun 1958

††††††††††† 1. Michael Bergbowerb. 1976

††††††††††† 2. Katie Bergbower†† b. 1980

††††††† b. Jeffery Ray Bergbowerb. 26 Jan 1967

††††††† c. Susan Marie Bergbowerb. 6 Nov 1971

††† D. Raymond Theodore Bergbowerb. 11 Feb 1924d. 12 Jun 1980

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† m. Lena Marjorie Beaslerb. 30 Sep 1929

a.       Norman Ray Bergbowerb.17 Dec 1949

††††††††††††† m. Sharon Ann Shamhart, b. 1 Dec 1952††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† 1. Anthony Ray Bergbowerb. 15 Apr 1973

††††††††††† 2. Shelia Ann Bergbowerb. 8 May 1976

††††††† ††††3. Todd Ray Bergbowerb. 10 Oct 1982

††††††† b. Jane Francis Bergbowerb. 6 Nov 1951d. 13 Jun 1981

††††††† c. Ann Marie Bergbowerb. 30 Dec 1952m.StevenStiles

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 10 Sep 1951

†††††††††† 1. Chad Steven Stilesb. 3 Oct 1974

††††††††††† 2. Tara LeAnn Stilesb. 6 May 1978

††††††† d. Phillip Joseph Bergbowerb. 7 May 1954m. Mary Ann Kapper

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 3 Jan 1956

††††††††††† 1. Tina Jo Bergbowerb. 11 Nov 1980

††††††††††† 2. Lee Joseph Bergbowerb. Oct 1982

††††††† e. Glen Robert Bergbowerb. 14 Apr 1955m. Durinda Ann Blank

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††b. 19 Jun 1956

††††††††††† 1. Clinton Robert Bergbowerb. 20 Aug 1976

††††††††††† 2. Matthew Lee Bergbowerb. 26 Jan 1981

††††††† f. David Jerome Bergbowerb. 15 Jan 1962

††† E. James R. Bergowerb. 31 Mar 1926m. Mercy K. Gomez

††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 13 Oct 1925

††††††††††† a. Rinda Ann Bergbowerb. 8 Jan 1962

††††††††††† b. James R. Bergbower(Died in infancy 1964)

†††††††††††††† Adopted children of James:

††††††††††† c. Charles H. Bergbowerb. 8 Feb 1947 †††m. Joyce

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. Jul 1948

††††††††††††††† 1. Chuckie Bergbowerb. Sep 1976

††††††††††† d. Sheila Ilene Begbowerb. 22 Dec 1948

m.Ronald Di Saia b. 1951†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††

††††††††††††††† 1. Mark AndrewDi Saiab. 27 Sep 1972

††††††††††††††† 2. Joseph Di Saia b. 1982

††††††††††† e. John Lloyd Bergbower b. 2Dec 1950

††††††††††† f. Grant M. Bergbower

††††††††††† g. Cory E. Bergbowerb. 13 Dec 1958m. Salerina

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. Jul 1958

††††††††††††††† 1. Wendy Bergbowerb. Jun 1981

††††††††††††††† 2. Grant Bergbowerb. Jun 1982

††† F. Rapheal Bergbowerb. 8 Jun 1929m. Rosemary Zumbahlen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††b. 29 Apr 1934

††††††† a. Diane Bergbowerb. 3 Jan 1953m. Gary Farley

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 12 Jul 1951

††††††††††††††† 1. Travis Farleyb. 13 Sep 1981

††††††† b. Karen Bergbowerb. 2 Oct. 1954m. Larry Howard

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 20 Jul 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. Brad Howardb. 28 May 1981

††††††††††††††† 2. Ryan Howardb. 3 Jul 1983

††††††† c. Gloria Bergbowerb. 27 Aug 1955 m. Tim McDonald

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††b. 27 Aug 1956

††††††† d. Kenneth Bergbowerb. 20 Nov 1957

††††††† e. Jeanne Bergbowerb. 13 Jan 1981

††††††† f. Wayne Bergbowerb. 3 Dec 1961m. Susan Jones

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 20 Aug 1963

††††††† g. Mark Bergbowerb. 20 Dec 1963m. Beth Bohannen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 6 Oct 1965

††††††††††† 1. Kiley Bergbowerb. 27 Jun 1983

††††††† h. Scott Bergbowerb. 14 Jun 1967

††† G. Roseanne Bergbowerb. 6 Jan 1932m. Donald Francis Frichtl

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 24 Apr 1932

††††††† a. Donald Lee Frichtlb. 24 Aug 1953m. Sarah Jane Kapper

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††b. 24 Apr 1952

††††††††††† 1. Jason Lee Frichtlb. 11 Nov 1975

††††††††††† 2. Malissa Marie Frichtlb. 11 May 1977

††††††††††† 3. Eric Joseph Frichtlb. 22 Jan 1980

††††††††††† 4. Craig Francis Frichtlb. 22 Apr 1981

††††††††††† 5. Andrea Lyn Frichtlb. 26 Nov 1983

††††††† b. Dennis Ray Frichtlb. 17 Jun 1956m. Ramona Joy York

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 5 Feb 1957

††††††† c. David LeRoy Frichtlb. 22 Dec 1957m. Sharon Denise Smith

†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 13 Mar 1960

††††††††††† 1. Leonard Joseph Frichtl†† b. 31 Jan 1980

††††††††††† 2. Tyler John Frichtlb. 17 April 1981

††††††††††† 3. Erin Eireen Frichtlb. 19 Sep 1983

††††††† d. Catherine Ann Frichtlb. 30 Oct 1959m. Mark Ledder

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 12 Feb 1956

††††††† e. Douglas Joseph Frichtlb. 18 Mar 1961

††††††† f. Shirley Jo Frichtlb. 24 Dec 1962

††††††† g. Carol Sue Frichtlb. 9 Jun 1964

††††††† h. DeLane Paul Frichtlb. 22 Nov 1967

††††††† i. Kara Jean Frichtlb. 6 Feb 1976

††† H. Lawrence George Bergbowerb. 16 May 1919m. Vernell Blackerby

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 16 Aug 1924d. 2 Jun 1979

††††††† a. Ray Lawrence Bergbowerb. 11 Aug†† 1948m. Judith Loechel

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 31 Oct 1950

††††††††††† 1. Stacy Alaine Bergbowerb. 11 Jul 1973

††††††††††† 2. Michael Ray Bergbowerb. 21 Apr 1976

††††††††††† 3. Greg Lawrence Bergbowerb. 21 Dec 1977

††††††† b. Vickie Bergbowerb. 6 Feb 1953m. Larry Young

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 1 Dec 1950

††††††††††† 1. Randall Wayne Youngb. 7 Apr 1976

††††††††††† 2. Brian Youngb. 5 May 1981

††††††† c. Danny Lee Bergbowerb. 9 Jan 1961m. Sheri Smith

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 1 Mar 1961

††††††† d. Shelly Lynn Bergbowerb. 23 Apr 1963m. Craig O'Neal Stuck

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 10 Sep 1961

5. Anna Elizabeth Dhom [See Group Sheet]

6. Philomenia Dhom (See Group Sheet)

7. Josephine Cecelia Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Frank Tilley

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 17 Jun 1887d. 1971

8. Theodore Francis Dhom[See Group Sheet]m. Mamie Hipp

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 6 Sep 1904

††††††† A. Charles T. Dhomb. 20 Aug 1932m. Dorthea A. Cerven

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††b. 18 Sep 1936

††††††††††† a. Diane M. Dhomb. 18 Feb 1963

††††††††††† b. Robert C. Dhomb. 30 Dec 1964

††††††††††† c. David M. Dhomb. 23 Apr 1968

9. Leo Thomas Dhom[See Group Sheet]m. (1) Kathryn Funkhouser

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 10 Jul 1915d. 9 Jun 1979

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† m. (2) Monica Michl Keller

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 2 Jul 1918

††† A. Mary Lou Dhomb. 8 Jul 1933 m. (1) Phillip Leahy

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††b. 12 Jan 1927d. 14 Sep 1958

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† m. (2) Eugene Menke

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 21 Apr 1921d. 3 Apr 1967

††††††† a. Charles Leahyb. 14 Dec 1952m. Alison Peel

††††††† b. James Leahyb. 1 May 1953

††††††† c. Paul Leahyb. 8 Jan 1957m. Kathy Walkerb. 29 Sep 1957

††††††† d. Tim Menkeb. 15 Oct 1961

††††††† e. Tom Menkeb. 15 Oct 1961m. Cheryl Jerrigan

††††††††††† 1. Alichia Menkeb. 17 Jun 1981

††††††††††† 2. Tom Menke Jr.b. 31 Jan 1983

††††††† f. Dennis Menkeb. 6 Oct 1962

††††††† g. Duane Menkeb. 22 Apr 1964

††† B. Alan Dhomb. 6 Jan 1953m. (1) Marsha Cochranb. 2 Jul 1955

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† m. (2) Kathy Tateb. 26 Aug 1961

††††††† a. Scott Dhomb. 15 Jul 1972

††††††† b. Keith Dhomb. 11 Aug 1974

††††††† c. Jessie Dhomb. 9 Aug 1979

10.Alexander Charles Dhom[See Group Sheet]m. Theresa M. Eckl

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 20 Jul 1914

††††††† A. Marilyn Dhomb. 16 Apr 1936m. Cleteus Zumbahlen

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 12 Oct 1935

††††††††††† a. Steven Frances Zumbahlenb. 13 Aug 1959

††††††††††† b. Brenda Sue Zumbahlenb. 9 Sep 1960m. Wayne Prummer

††††††††††††††† 1. Mitchell Louis Prummerb. 18 Jun 1982

††††††††††† c. Michelle Marie Zumbahlenb. 17 Jul 1963

††††††††††† d. Kent Edward Zumbahlenb. 14 Jul 1966

††††††††††† e. Julie Ann Zumbahlenb. 13Jul 1969

††††††††††† f.Sandra Kay Zumbahlenb. 4 Nov 1970

††††††††††† g. Stepheny Lynn Zumbahlenb. 18 Jun 1974


B.David Lee Dhomb. 29 Aug 1938m. Shirley Luttitia Spelbring

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 27 Mar 1941

††††††††††† a. Sheila Lynne Dhomb. 10 April 1959m. Acen Thomas

†††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 24 1959

††††††††††††††† 1. Katie Jo Thomasb. 13 May 1980

††††††††††††††† 2. Krista Jill Thomasb. 5 Apr 1984

††††††††††† b. Douglas Lee Dhom b. 1 Aug 1960m. Lana Kay Hartrich

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††b. 29 Mar 1961

††††††††††††††† 1. Kendra Kay Dhomb. 15 Sep 1980

††††††††††††††† 2. Tyson Douglas Dhomb. 30 Jan 1984

††††††††††† c. Sharon Gail Dhomb. 5 Jul 1965m. Kenneth Eugene Koebele

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††b. 26 Aug 1962

††††††††††† d. David Paul Dhomb. 22 Jun 1968

††††††† C. John Joseph Dhomb. 10 Jun 1941m. Clara Bickers

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 1 Dec 1942

††††††††††† a. Brenda Jo Dhomb. 4 Aug 1960m.Michael Dallas

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 26 Jan 19--

††††††††††† b. Barbara Jean Dhomb. 17 Sep 1961m. Andrew Palen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 11 Aug 1958

††††††††††† c. Lisa Kay Dhomb. 27 Oct 1964m. Thomas Wetherholt

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 17 Oct 1961

††††††††††† d. Gretchen Carole Dhomb. 27 Jan 1967

††††††† D. George Roy Dhomb. 13 Nov 1943m. Linda Carol Bell

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 23 Jul 1943

††††††††††† a. Wesley Dennis Dhomb. 18 Jun 1966d. 26 Jun 1984

††††††††††† b. Roy Allen Dhomb. 24 Sep 1967

††††††††††† c. Melanie Carol Dhomb. 25 Nov 1970

††††††††††† d. Matthew Boyd Dhomb. 14 May 1982

††††††† E. Ronald Dhomb. 27 May 1950m. Ethel Mae Huber

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.4 Feb 1952

††††††† F. Stan Dhomb. 10 Aug 1952

††††††† G. Stephen Dhomb. 27 May 1950m. Vicki Lynn Brown

††††††††††† a. John Jason Dhomb. 26 Oct 1976

††††††† H. Pam Dhomb. 11 Aug 1960m. James Stephenson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.1 Dec 1956

††† B. Rosella Dhomb. 17 Aprm.Gerald Hemrich, b. 10 Jan 1937

††††††† a. Connie Jo Hemrichb. 9 May 1960, m. Dennis Rae Griffith 08/25/1984

††††††† b. Phyllis Kay Hemrichb. 7 Sep1961 m.Fred Neu

††††††† c. Roger Lee Hemrichb. 10 Oct 1962, m. Sherrie Ochs 02/16/1985

††††††† d. William Neson Hemrichb. 1 Jan 1965

††††††† e. Randy Joseph Hemrich b. 21 Jun 1966

††††††† f.Bradley Christopher Hemrich b. 22 Aug 1968

††††††† g. Nicklous Anthony Hemrich b. 6 Mar 1970

††††††† h. Theresa Marie Hemrich b. 21 Mar 1974

††††††† i.Tracy Ann Hemrichb. 28 Jul 1976

††† C. Theodore A. Dhomb. 3 May 1940

††† D. Martha Dhomb. 6 Dec 1943m. Bernard Kessler

††††††† a. Millicent Ann Kesslerb. 9 Jan. 1967

††††††† b. Leland Kesslerb. 19 Apr 1968

††††††† c. Ellen Marie Kesslerb.26 Oct 1970

††††††† d. Susan Kay Kesslerb. 8 Aug 1974

††††††† e. Matthew Kesslerb. 8 May 1976

††† E. Andrew F. Dhomb. 14Mar 1947m. Sharon Osthoff

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 10 Dec 1948

††††††† a. Justin Paul Dhomb. 5 Jul 1975

††††††† b. Jessica Johanna Dhomb. 25 Dec 1979

11. John Raphael Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Doris Burwell

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 25 Sep 1920

††† A. Raymond Raphael Dhomb. 8 Sep 1937m. Ruth Ann York

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††b. 16 Mar 1943

††††††† a. Robin Rae Dhomb. 18 Nov 1961m.Charles Russell Wakefield

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 30 Oct1957

††††††††††† 1. Frederich Douglas Wakefieldb. 17 Sep 1978

††††††††††† 2. Joshua Ray Wakefieldb. 7 Jun 1981

††††††† b. Renee Ann Dhomb. 4 Feb 1963m. Terry Dean Welker

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.7 Dec 1950

††††††††††† 1. Sarah Renee Welkerb.7 Dec 1983

††††††† c. Randall Kelly Dhomb. 15 Jun 1965

††††††† d. Ronald Franklin Dhomb. 10 Feb 1970

††††††† e. Rachel Mae Dhomb. 18Dec 1973

B.David Lee Dhomb. 29 Aug 1938m. Shirley Luttitia Spelbring

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 27 Mar 1941

††††††††††† a. Sheila Lynne Dhomb. 10 April 1959m. Acen Thomas

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 24 Dec 1959

††††††††††††††† 1. Katie Jo Thomasb. 13 May 1980

††††††††††††††† 2. Krista Jill Thomasb. 5 Apr 1984

††††††††††† b. Douglas Lee Dhom b. 1 Aug 1960m. Lana Kay Hartrich

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 29 Mar 1961

††††††††††††††† 1. Kendra Kay Dhomb. 15 Sep 1980

††††††††††††††† 2. Tyson Douglas Dhomb. 30 Jan 1984

††††††††††† c. Sharon Gail Dhomb. 5 Jul 1965m. Kenneth Eugene Koebele

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 26 Aug 1962

††††††††††† d. David Paul Dhomb. 22 Jun 1968

††††††† C. John Joseph Dhomb. 10 Jun 1941m. Clara Bickers

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 1 Dec 1942

†††††††† †††a. Brenda Jo Dhomb. 4 Aug 1960m.Michael Dallas

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 26 Jan 19--

††††††††††† b. Barbara Jean Dhomb. 17 Sep 1961m. Andrew Palen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 11 Aug 1958

††††††††††† c. Lisa Kay Dhomb. 27 Oct 1964m. Thomas Wetherholt

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 17 Oct 1961

††††††††††† d. Gretchen Carole Dhomb. 27 Jan 1967

††††††† D. George Roy Dhomb. 13 Nov 1943m. Linda Carol Bell

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 23 Jul 1943

††††††††††† a. Wesley Dennis Dhomb. 18 Jun 1966d. 26 Jun 1984

††††††††††† b. Roy Allen Dhomb. 24 Sep 1967

††††††††††† c. Melanie Carol Dhomb. 25 Nov 1970

††††††††††† d. Matthew Boyd Dhomb. 14 May 1982

††††††† E. Ronald Dhomb. 27 May 1950m. Ethel Mae Huber

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.4 Feb 1952

††††††† F. Stan Dhomb. 10 Aug 1952

††††††† G. Stephen Dhomb. 27 May 1950m. Vicki Lynn Brown

††††††† ††††a. John Jason Dhomb. 26 Oct 1976

††††††† H. Pam Dhomb. 11 Aug 1960m. James Stephenson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.1 Dec 1956


The George William Fear Family
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Child number 3:Mary Clotilda Dhom

The following srticle taken from the Newton Press-Mentor:

Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Fear

††† Mrs. Mary Clotilda Fear, 88 died at the home of a son George, east of Newton at 4:15 Monday.

††† Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at the St. Thomas Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Maurice Gavin officiating. Burial was in St. Peter Cemetery with the Parker service in charge.

††† Mrs. Fear, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Kinsel Dhom, was born Oct. 6, 1863 in Jasper Co. She was married to George W. Fear in 1891, and he preceded her in death in 1931.

††† Surviving are three sons, Joseph and George Fear of Newton and Charles Fear of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Nellie) Keeler of Willow Hill and Mrs. Arvid (Antoinette) Youngquist of South Bend, Indiana; two brothers, Henry and Charles Dhom of near Newton; and 25 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

††† Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were two sons and four brothers.


Mary Clotilda (Dhom) Fear
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984
Photo Compliments of Anita Bergbower


††† Mary C. Dhom [See Group Sheet]

††† 7 Children:
1. John Joseph
2. Charles Franklin
3. Stella Agnes
4. Nelly Philomena
5. George Eugene
6. Antionette Agnes
7. George Edward

††† 1. John Joseph Fear [See Group Sheet]m. Elizabeth Schedlbauer

††††††††††† A. Florent Joseph Fear b. 6 Jul 1922m. Mattie Raneyb. 1923

††††††††††††††† a. Gary Dale Fear b. 15 Mar 1947m. Brenda Bartram

††††††††††††††† b. Linda Carol Fear b. 27 1952

††††††††††††††† c. Donald Wayne Fear b. 27 Oct 1953

††††††††††† B. Marian Madonna Fear b. 24 Feb 1924m. Gordon Romack

††††††††††† C. Edward Eugene Fear b. 23Feb 1926m. Mabel Stewardb. 1931

††††††††††††††† a. Jeanne Elaine Fear b. 3 Jun 1952

††††††††††††††† b. Rhonda Beth Fearb. 14 Jun 1955

††††††††††† D. Paul Wayne Fear b. 18 Jun 1928 m. Charlotte Maginn b. 1919

††††††††††††††† a. Janet Marie Fear b. 14 Jul 1954

††††††††††††††† b. Jerry Michael Fear b. 29 Aug 1955

††††††††††††††† c. Lori Ann Fear b. 26 Dec 1957

††††††††††††††† d. Stephen Joseph Fear b. 23 Jul 1961

††††††††††† E. Francis Leslie Fear b. 11 Sep 1930m. Doris Bail

††††††††††††††† a. Daniel Raymond Fear b. 6 Apr 1956

††††††††††††††† b. Rebecca Suzanne Fear b. 10 Oct 1957

††††††††††††††† c. Jacqueline Ann Fear b. 1 Jan 1961

††††††††††††††† d. Sandra Rochelle Fear b. 13 Mar 1963

††††††††††††††† e. Randal Joseph Fear b. 5 Jul 1968

††††††††††† F. Lawrence Raymond Fear b. 18 Dec 1936d. 1 Jul 1956

††††††††††† G. Elizabeth Jeannine Fear b. 1 Dec 1932

††††††††††† H. James Ronald Fear b. 7 Dec 1938m. Fannie Ousleyb. 1942

††††††††††††††† a. David Bryan Fear b. 9 Nov 1964

††††††††††† I. Mary Kathryn Fear b. 29 Jan 1941m. Tony Eyerb. 1938

††††††††††††††† a. Lisa Marie Eyer b. 12 Aug 1966

††††††††††††††† b. Craig Anthony Eyer b. 6 Feb 1968

††††††† 2. Charles Franklin Fear (See Group Sheet)m. Annette Dutfield

††††††††††††††† a. Donald Fear

††† 3. Stella Agnes Fear [See Group Sheet]

††† 4. Nelly Philomena Fear (See Group Sheet)m. Everett Miller, b. 1897

††††††††††† A. Annette Marie Millerb. 21 May 1918m. Theodore Bergbower

††††††††††††††† a. Charles Bergbowerb. 26 May 1938m. Ruth Utley

††††††††††††††††††† 1. Angela Bergbowerb. 30 Apr 1961m. Daniel Freeman

††††††††††††††††††† 2. Bryan Bergbowerb. Jun 1963

††††††††††††††† b. Eugene Bergbowerb. 8 Jan 1942m. Judy Derler b. 1943

††††††††††††††††††† 1. Bradley Bergbowerb. 7 Mar 1963m. Lori Hicks, b. 1964

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1a. Holly Bergbower12 Aug 1981

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2b. Matthew Bergbowerb. 13 Aug 1982

††††††††††††††††††† 2. Barry Bergbower b. 21 Jul 1964

††††††††††††††††††† 3. Barbara Bergbower b. 21 Jul 1970

††††††††††††††† c. Shirley Berbower b. 28 Mar 1947 m. (1) George Kibler

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† m. (2) Floyd Osborn

††††††††††††††††††† 1. Michele R. Kibler b. 4 Jul 1967

††††††††††††††††††† 2. Richele A. Kibler b. 15†† Jan 1969

††††††††††††††††††† 3. Jesse W. Osborn b. 15 Dec 1981

††††††††††††††† d. Marjorie Bergbower b. 27 Jan 1951 m. Ralph Boatman, b. 1952

††††††††††††††† e. Deborah Bergbower b. 29 May 1955 m. Dennis Clark, b. 1954

††††††††††††††††††† 1. Rodney Clark b. 9 Feb 1975

††††††††††††††††††† 2. Ryan Clarkb. 4 Jan 1977

††† B. RosemaryAntoinette Millerb. 1 Nov 1920m. Russell Miller

††††††††††††††† a. Donald Lee Millerm. Patricia Shryock

††††††††††††††††††† 1. David L. Millerb. 3 Jan 1957

††††††††††††††††††† 2. Vicki Lynn Miller b.10 Feb 1958

††††††††††††††††††† 3. Terri Jean Millerb. 1 Apr1963

††††††††††† ††††††††4. Christopher Joseph Millerb. 15 Mar 1970

††††††††††††††††††† 5. Mark Allen Miller b. 24 Jun 1973

††††††††††††††† b. Everett Miller b. 4 Jan 1940m. Evea Littlejohn b. 1941

††††††††††††††††††† 1. Tanya Kay Miller b. 14 Sep 1960m. Donald Stegmoller

††††††††††††††††††† 2. Tammy Sue Miller b. 19 Nov 1962 m. Mark Kirts

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2a. Amy Kirtsb. 21 May 1982

††††††††††††††††††† 3. Michele Lea Miller b. 18 Jul 1968

††††††††††† c. Katherine Miller b. 17 Feb 1943m. (1) Donald Reynolds (2) Joe Dunphy

††††††††††† d. Gerald Millerb. 26 Mar 1946m. (1)Sharon Layton (2) Sally Ferris

1. Jerry
2. Terry

††††††††††† e. Christine Antoinette Millerb. 28 Augd. 3 Dec 1968

††††††††††† f. James Russell Millerb. 22 Aug 1956m. Barbara Stuckemeyer

††††††††††††††† 1. Hanna Louise Millerb. 22 Jan 1982

††††††† C. Ralph Joseph Miller b. 6 Nov 1922m. Rose Sgro b. 1924

††††††††††† a. Carole Ann Miller b. 16 May 1943

††† ††††††††b. Patricia Ellen Millerb. 10 Jul 1949

††††††† D. Marjorie Rachel Millerb. 3 Feb1925†† m. Marcel St. Aubin

††††††††††† a. Marcelene Millerm. Joe Angel Perez

††††††††††† b. George Joseph Millerb. Karen Terrie

††††††† E. Madonna Catherine Miller b. 27 May 1932M. Louis Abdoo

††††††††††† a. Richard Abdoo

††††††††††† b. Robert Abdoo

††††††††††† c. Sandra Abdoo

††† 5. George Eugene Fear[See Group Sheet]

††† 6. Antoinette Agnes Fear[See Group Sheet] m. Arvid Youngquist

††††††† A. Gerald A. Fearb. Aug 1920

††††††† B. Vivian Jean Youngquist

††††††† C. Ronald Youngquist

††† 7. George Edward Fear (See Group Sheet)m. Alene Byron b. 1914

††††††† A. Florence Marian Fear b. Sep 1932m. (1) Henry Utley (2) Daniel Britton

††††††††††† a. Stephen R. Utley b. 18 Jul 1951m. Mary Lucinda Grayling

††††††††††† b. Danny Britton b. 8 May 1956m. Ann Perisho b. 1962

††††††††††† c. Kimberly Britton m. Mark Cummins

††††††††††††††1. Suzanne Lee Cummins

††††††††††† d. Sheila Britton m. Scott Schroeder

1. Melissa Flo Schroeder
2. Blake Scott Schroeder

††††††† B. Marcella Clotilda Fear b. Sep 1934m. Herman Whalen

††††††††††† a. Joyce Darlene Whalenb. 10 Apr 1952m. Randy Loy

††††††††††††††† 1. Willian Edward Loyb. 17 Dec 1973

††††††††††† b. Janet Diane Whalen b. 30 Sept 1957m. Stanley Banetta

††††††††††††††† 1. Thomas Earl Vanettab. Nov 1980

††††††††††††††† 2. Kara Arlene Vanettab. Mar 1984

††††††††††† c. Jeffery Alan Whalenb. 17 Mar 1962

††††††† C. Richard Lee Fear b. 25 Aug 1936m. Thelma Rice Swick

††††††††††† a. David Brian Swick

††††††††††† b. Richard Fear

††††††††††† c. James Fear

††††††††††† d. Michael Fear

††††††† D. Beverly Ann Fearb. 22 Mar 1940m. Elmer Harness

††††††††††† a. Cindy Kay Harnessb. 25 Jan 1965

††††††††††† b. Kevin Lee Harness b. 10 Aug 1969

††††††† E. Raymond Edward Fearb. 1 Mar 1944m. Fonda Kay Fear, b. 2 Jan 1949

††††††††††† a. John Raymond Fear b. 3 Oct 1968

††††††††††† b. Cameron Lee Fearb. 10 Oct 1969

††††††††††† c. Justin Fearb. 29 Sep 1977

†††† †††††††d. Andrew Fear b. 10 Jul 1980

††††††† F. Connie Sue Fear b. 1958 m. Robert Keller b. 1949

††††††††††† a. Cyrstal Keller b. 31 Jan 1979

††††††† G. Bonnie Sue Fear b. 1948


Veronica Elisabeth Dhom Family Page
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


The Clement Valentine Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Clement Dhom and Kathryn Menks
Compliments of Gertrude Guerrettaz
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

††† Child number 5:Clement Valentine Dhom

††† The following article taken from the Newton Press-Mentor[Editor's Note: November 1934]:

The Grim Reaper

††††††† Clem Dhom, a former resident of St. Peter Vicinity northeast of Newton, was fataly injuried in an auto accident near Farmingdale, New Jersey, last Thursday, and died a day later at the hospital there. Mr. Dhom operated a truck farm near Farmingdale and was driving a truck at the time of the accident. The machine skidded on the road and went into a ditch crashing it into a pole and crushing him. His skull was fractured and he received internal injuries.

††††††† Mr. Dhom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dhom, was born northeast of Newton, December 5 1864. He was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Menke, 22nd of October 1890. She preceded him in death many years ago. He was later married again; his second wife passed away two years ago.

†† Surviving him are 5 children: Harry Dhom of near Newton, Edmond Dhom on the U.S.S. Maryland, San Diego, California, George F. Dhom of Rockford, Mrs. Agnes Honzick of California and Mrs. Nettie Witherspoon of Evanston; 5 brothers, Theodore, Henry, and Charles J. of near Newton, Gus Dhom of Beloit,Wisconsin and Frank Dhom of Chicago and 3 sisters, Mrs. George Fear of near Willow Hill, Mrs. Thomas Huber of St. Marie, and Miss Minnie Dhom of Granite City, besides other friends and relatives.

††† Funeral services held at St. Thomas Catholic Church Thursday morning with interment in St. Peters Cemetery north-east of Newton. Rev. John Lupton officiating.


††††††† 6 Children:

1. Antoinette Marie
2. Harry J.
3. Leo
4. George F.
5. Agnes M.
6.Edmond T.

††† 1. Antoinette Marie Dhom[See Group Sheet] m. William Witherspoon, b. 24 May, d. 18 May 1957

††††††† A. James Witherspoonb. 25 Apr 1917 m. Virgina Dearlove b. 12 Dec 1921

††††††† B. Helen Louise Witherspoonb. 31 Mar 1927 m. William Cade b. 28 Sept 1920

††††††††††† a. Debra Louise Cade b. 7 Oct 1953m. Dean Allen Spina b. 9 Sep 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. Sarah Marie Spina b. 11 Dec 1981

††††††††††† b. Holly Anne Cade b. 29 Dec 1956

††† 2. Harry J. Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Thersesa Schuchb. 19 Jun 1894

††††††† A. Mary Catherine Dhomb. 22 Jul 1917, m. Thomas Bergbower about 13 Oct 1914

††††††††††† a. Carol Marie Bergbower b. 23 Jul 1939 m. Clinton Purcell b. 9 Aug 1937

††††††††††††††† 1. Robert Anthony Purcell†† b. 15 Jan 1959m. Janet Cohorst

††††††††††††††† 2. Jane Ann Purcellb. 19 Jul 1960

††††††††††††††† 3. Karen Elaine Purcellb. 9 Dec 1964

††††††††††† b. Joan Kathleen Bergbowerb. 7 Aug1941m. Ronald Coleman b. 23 May 1937

††††††††††††††† 1. Johanna Colemanb. 23 Dec 1963

††††††††††††††† 2. Todd Colemanb. 31 May 1965

††††††††††† c. Gerald Thomas Bergbowerb. 26 Aug 1943 m. Verna Fisher b. 28 Mar 1944

††††††††††††††† 1. Theresa Bergbower b. 29 Nov 1966

††††††††††††††† 2. Sandra Bergbowerb. 21 Aug 1968

††††††††††††††† 3. Kathy Bergbower†††† b. 9 Apr 1970

††††††††††††††† 4. Sharon Bergbower b. 1 Jun 1975

††††††††††††††† 5. Greg Bergbowerb. 7 May 1978

††††††††††† d. Robert Francis Bergbower b. 16 Jun 1945

††††††††††† e. Paul Steven Bergbower b. 5 Mar 1950m. Suzette Wilson b. 10 Sep 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. Seven Christopher Bergbower b. 7 Sep 1983

††††††††††† f. James Anthony Bergbowerb. 22 Mar 1951m. Theresas Nosbisch b. 19 Apr 1958

††††††††††† g. Mary Sue Bergbower b. 30 Sep 1954m. John Blalock b. 15 Aug 1943

†††††††† †††††††1. Shane Blalock b. 15 Aug 1973

††††††††††††††† 2. Tom Blalockb. 10 Apr 1977

††††††††††† h. Janice Ann Bergbowerb. 14 Jul 1962

††††††† B. Theresa Marie Dhomb. 1919d. 6 Oct 1936

††††††† C. Gertrude Francesb. 27 Aug 1921m. Donald Lee Guerrettaz b. 31 Jul 1922

a. Janet Marie Guerrettaz b. 28 Fev 1943m. Maurice Thomas Brooks b. 16 Nov 1935

††††††††††† 1. Patricia Ann Brooksb. 12 Jun 1960 m. Ronald Ochs b. 16 Aug 1951

††††††††††††††† a. Lindsey Marie Ochs b. 14 Feb 1983

††††††††††† 2. Tony Allen Brooks b. 10 Apr 1963m. Geri Dobbins 22 Jul 1964

††††††††††† 3. Julie Marie Brooks b. 9 Jun 1965

††† D. Victor Harry Dhomb. 28 Nov 1925m. Evelyn Schackmann b. 14 Mar 1927

††††††† a. Vicki Lynn Dhom b. 2 Jan 1948d. 2 Jan 1948

††††††† b. Phillip L. Dhom b. 19 May 1951 m. Vickie Hildebrand

††††††††††† 1. Lindsey B. Dhom b. 2 Oct 1980

††††††† c. Patrick J. Dhom b. 19 Mar 1953m. Janet M. Apke

††††††††††† 1. Melinda M. Dhom b. 1 Oct 1980

†††† †††††††2. Aaron P. Dhomb. 20 Jan 1982

††††††† d. Vickie Sue Dhom b. 20 Oct 1959m. Jack Ooton

††††††††††† 1. Kendra S. Ootonb. 11 Dec 1981

††† E. Joan Dhomb. 18 Oct 1929m. Samuel Beverlin b. 9 Jul 1923d. 31 Jul 1960

††††††† a. Michael Beverlin b. 17 Oct 1950m. Mary Lou Martinez b. 1 Oct 1949

††††††††††† 1. Norbert Beverlinb. 31 Aug 1967

††††††††††† 2. Melissa Beverlinb. 27 Oct 1971

††††††††††† 3. Jane Beverlinb. 22 Jun 1973

††††††††††† 4. Sammy Beverlinb. 25 Sep 1976

††††††† b. Sylvan Beverlinb. 10 Jun 1952m. Jamie Yates b. 22 Aug 1952

††††††††††† 1. Jason Beverlin b. 12 Mar 1971

††††††† c. Jane Beverlin b. 22 Sep 1953†† d. 19 Jun 1973m. Chris Correll b. 23 Nov 1950

††††††† d. Tom Beverlin b. 1 Mar 1955 m. Christa Bushur b. 9 Aug 1955

††††††††††† 1. Luke Beverlin b. 31 Mar 1980

††††††††††† 2. Nick Beverlin b. Aug 1982

††††††††††† 3. Anna Elizabeth Beverlin b. 3 Nov 1983

††† F. Robert Joseph Dhomb. 11 Apr 1923d. 27 Nov 1943; died in W. W. II lost at sea

††† G. William Francis Dhomb. 24 Feb 1932m. Lois Elizabeth Brummer b. 1 Nov 1931 d. 27 May 1975

††††††† a. Deborah Jo Dhom b. Nov 1957

††††††† b. Timothy Robert Dhomb. Aug 1958

††††††† c. Douglas Paul Dhomb. Nov 1963

††† H. James Eugene Dhom b. 8 Jun 1936m. Geneva Ann Radke b. 16 Feb 1937

††††††† a. Brian James Dhomb. 3 Dec 1963

††††††† b. Kevin Eugene Dhomb. 26 Jun 1965

††††††† c. Sharon Ann Dhomb. 27 Feb 1969

3. Leo Dhom[See Group Sheet]

4. George F. Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Ethlyn Gertrude Spath b. 29 Aug 1899 d. 26 Mar 1971

††† For some reason, in the 1920's, George changed the spelling of the name Dhom to Dohm.

††††††† A. Marilyn Margaret Dohm b. 7 Jun 1925

††††††† B. Jerome Edward Dohmb. 6 Oct 1927m. Lou Ann Recker b. 16 May 1927

††††††††††† a. Mary Ann Dohmb. 19 Jul 1953m. Ronald Dean Bonacquist b. 18 Sep 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. Jeremy Christian Bonacquistb. 16 Oct 1971

††††††††††††††† 2. Sarah Emily Ann Bonacquistb. 28 Nov 1979

††††††††††† b. Michael Zachary Dohmb. 3 Sep 1954m. Carol Lynn Smith b. 27 Mar 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. Kathryn Michelle Dohmb. 28 Jul 1983

††††††††††† c. Susan Louise Dohmb. 12 Jun 1956

††††††††††† d. Carol Beth Dohmb. 2 Apr 1958

††††††††††† e. Amy Kathryn Dohmb. 20 Mar 1961

††††††† C. Ethlyn Ann Dohmb. 18 Dec 1929m. Ronald Crosbie b. 20 Apr 1927

††††††††††† a. Catherine Locke Crosbieb. 20 Aug 1957

††††††††††† b. Caroline Seton Crosbieb. 14 Oct 1958

††††††††††† c. Marilyn Ann Crosbieb. 19 Jul 1962

††††††††††† d. Allison Anderson Crosbieb. 18 Dec 1966

††††††† D. George Dennis Dohmb. 12 Sep 1931m. Jillian Alice Meyers b. 7 Jun 1940

††††††††††† a. Julia Kay Dohmb. 5 Oct 1961m. Gardel Prom

††††††††††††††† 1. Molly Ann Helm†† b. 3 Nov 1979

††††††††††††††† 2. Keara Colleen Promb. 25 Jan 1984

††††††††††† b. Phillip George Dohmb. 12 Jul 1963


The Josephine Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984



The August Samuel Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Nora and August Dhom
Compliments of Gertrude Guerrettaz
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Child number 7: August Samuel Dhom

††††††† Due to the fact, we could not find an obituary for August, we have instead here a few words about him taken from a letter of his daughter, Ethel EugeniaFitzsimmons.

††† "Yes, we're proud to have had such wonderful parents. Dad always was a good father to us. We were all raised in the Catholic Faith. Mother became a convert to our faith and taught all of us our religious instructions, preparing us for First Communion, Confirmation, etc.Father had a beautiful bass voice and participated in local choirs, being much in demand to sing the Christmas masses at the three Beloit churches.Of course he was always faithful to St. Peters in South Beloit for the early morning mass but sang Mid-night in St. Thomas the Aquinas in Beloit for many years.

††† I remember being dragged out of bed early on Christmas morning and Dad would light wax candles on the Christmas tree and we enjoyed the beauty of Christmas at home before we ventured out to the cold morning air for 6 A. M. mass.Christmas brings back many fond memories.Maybe not as many gifts as are exchanged todaybut real family love, hand made items such as wooden cupboards and doll beds whichDad created with his own hands and Mother made items of dress material, knitted caps and mittens and of course always a new dress for our dollies.We had a big family dinner.The older ones had oyster stew while we little ones slept the night before and they brought out the gifts from their hiding places and decorated the Tree."

AUGUST S. DHOM [See Group Sheet]

4 Children:

1. Audrey Josehpine
2. Ethel Eugenia
3. William Frederick
4. Katherine Jane

††† 1. Audrey Josephine Dhom m. Edward Perkins

††††††† A. Thomas Joseph Perkins b. 1938m. Karen Walters

††††††††††† a. Thomas J. Perkins IIm. Caren Richards

††††††††††† b. Terry Perkins

††††††††††† c. Timothy Perkins

†† †††††††††d. Susan Audrey Perkins

††††††† B. Rosemary Perkinsb. 1939m. 1. Arnie Blabaum2. John Blabaum

††††††† C. John Michael Perkins b.23 Oct 1940m. Helenm. Cora

††††††††††† a. Theresa Marie Perkinsb. 11 Oct 1963

††††††††††† b. Patrick John Perkinsb. 14 Mar 1970

††††††† D. William Edward Perkinsb. 21 Mar 1942m. Sheila _____

††††††††††† 3 Children

††† 2. Ethel Eugenia Dhom m. Leo E. Fitzsimmons

††††††† A. Nora Jane Fitzsimmonsb. 22 Jun 1945

††††††† B. John Thomas Fitzsimmonsb. 21 Apr 1949m. Anna Brossard

††††††† C. Robert William Fitzsimmons b. 6 May1954 m. Mary Reinhardt

††††††††††† a. Kathryn Margaret Fitzsimmons b. 20 Sep 1982

††† 3. William Frederick Dhom m. Catherine Edwards

†††††† A. Raymond Joseph Dhom b. 16 Feb 1946m. Diane Telfair

††††††††††† a. Traci Ann Dhomb. 8 Mar 1969

††††††††††† b. Betsy Lynn Dhomb. 13 Sept 1981

††††††† B. James Michael Dhom b.3 Mar 1948 m. Linda Schenck

††††††††††† a. Jody Marie Dhomb. 8 Aug 1975

††††††††††† b. Amy Beth Dhomb. 5 Sep 1977

††††††††††† c. Steven Wade Dhomb. 10 Jul 1981

††††††† C. Rosemarie Ellen Dhomb. 17 Nov 1951m. William Beaman

††††††††††† a. Brett William Beamanb. 18 Dec 1977

††††††††††† b. Ryan Christopher Beamanb. 21 Dec 1979

††††††††††† c. Stacy Elizabeth Beaman†† b. 31 Dec 1981

††† 4. Katherine Jane Dhom m. Max Meredith Koper

††††††† A. Roger Max Koperb. 18 June 1940d. 17 Dec 1959

††††††† B. Daniel Ralph Koperb. 8 Apr 1948m. Sarah J. Kramlich

††††††††††† a. Jennifer Robin Koperb. 30 Jul 1972

††††††††††† b. Zachary Clark Koperb. 5 Oct 1974

††††††††††† c. Gabrielle Marie Koperb. 11 May 1981

†† †††††C. Patricia Ann Koperb. 26 Aug 1950d. 26 Aug 1950

††††††† D. Gregory Alan Koperb. 30 May 1952m. La Donna F. Whalen

††††††††††† a. Brian Anthony Koperb. 29 Dec. 1977


The Frank Eugene Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Child number 8:Frank Eugene Dhom

††††††† The following article taken from the Newton Press-Mentor:

The Grim Reaper

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Frank E. Dhom

Frank E. Dhom, a former resident of this city was laid to rest in Mt.Calvary Cemetery, Thursday morning following a requiem mass at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton.Rev. John Lupton, pastor, officiated.Mr. Dhom dropped dead at the corner of 75th and Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago, Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, while walking along the street.Death was due to heart failure.

††† Mr. Dhom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dhom,was born in St. Peter vicinity northeast of Newton January 31, 1874.She survives him.They have resided in Chicago for many years where he was employed as a decorator.

Besides his wife he leaves four brother, Therodore, Henry and Charles J. of Newton, and Gus Dhom of Beloit, Wisconsin.Three sisters: Mrs. George Fear of near Willow Hill,Mrs. Thomas Huber of St. Marie and Miss Minnie of Granite City; besides many other relatives and friends. Another brother Clem Dhom was killed in an auto accident nerar Farmingdale, N. J. three weeks ago and was brought back here for burial.

††† Frank and Katherine had no children.


The Henry Cornelius Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Arzelia and Henry Dhom
Compliments of Ed Dhom
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984


Child number 9: Henry Cornelius Dhom

††††††† The following article taken from the Newton Press-Mentor:

††† Henry C. Dhom, 76, a retired farmer, died at his home five miles east of Newton at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

††† Funeral services will be held at 9:00 Tuesday morning in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, with Rev. Fr. Maurice Gavin officiating.Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery east of Newton.The body will remain at the Parker home until time for services.The rosary will be recited there at 8:00 Monday evening.

††† Mr. Dhom was born Aug. 9, 1876 in Willow Hill township, the son of Joseph and Mary (Kinsel) Dhom.He married Arzelia BurtonApril 11, 1899, and she survives. They had made their home east of Newton for the past 45 years.

††† Surviving in addition to the wife are seven sons, Harold, Earl, Raymond, Neil, and Ralph, all of Newton.Henry L. of Matoon and Inlow of Kankakee; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Dhom of Newton.

††† Nine brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

††† HENRY C. DHOM [See Group Sheet]

††† 7 Children:

1. John Harold
2. Earl Joseph
3. Raymond Valentine
4. Cornelius Francis
5. Ralph August
6. Henry Lorraine
7. Inlaw Eugene

††† 1. John Harold Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Ruth Miller b. 1902d. 1969

††††††† A. Herndon Joseph Dhomb. 25 Nov 1921m. Virginia McGowan

††††††† B. Genevieve Rachel Dhomb. 2 Jun 1923m. Raymond Shryock

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††ab. 17 Jan 1918

††††††††††† a. Terry Raymond Shryockb. 2 Sep 1946m. Sheryl Ault

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 14 May 1948

††††††††††††††† 1. Marlisa Dawn Shryockb. 22 Sep 1969

††††††††††††††† 2. Heather Lane Shryockb. 12 May 1971

††††††††††††††† 3. Adam Raymond Shryockb. 14 Oct 1975

††††††††††† b. Dianna Marie Shryockb. 19 Jun 1949m. Jay Dee Stroud

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 11 Oct 1946

††††††††††††††† 1. Gennie Lynn Stroudb. 30 Apr 1947 (died at birth)

††††††††††††††† 2. Charles Corbin Stroudb. 12 Oct 1977

††††††††††††††† 3. Jo Dee Marie Stroudb. 16 Mar 1979

††††††††††† c. Steven Lynn Shryock b. 21 Jun 1951m. Diana Thompson

†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 30 Aug 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. William Brandon Shryockb. 15 May 1975

††††††††††††††† 2. Heidi Alane Shryockb. 19 May 1977

††††††††††††††† 3. Wade Everett Shryockb. 3 Jul 19j83

††††††††††† d. Carol Sue Shryockb. 27 May 1954m. David Lee Kocher

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 12 Nov 1949

††††††††††††††† 1. Bradley Ray Kocherb. 9 Jan 1979

††††††††††† e. Nancy Jane Shryockb. 5 May 1958m. Jack Lloyd Brown

††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 11 Aug 1952

††††††††††††††† 1. Melanie Rene Brown b. 20 Jun 1983

††††††††††† f. Randall Mark Shryockb. 2 0 Jun 1960m. Glenna Joan

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 25 Feb 1963

†† C. Robert Harold Dhom b. 25 Jan 1925m. Francella Elizabeth Mattingly

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 18 Apr 1933

††††††††††† a. David Harold Dhom b. 4 Jan 1954m. Lisa Goss

††††††††††††††† 1. Jennifer Nichol Dhomb. 19 Aug 1981

††††††††††† b. Mary Ann Dhomb. 11 Aug 1955m. Leonard Kocher

††††††††††††††† 1. Holly Ann Kocher b. 19 Jan 1975

††††††††††††††† 2. Lori Suzanne Kocherb. 4 Dec 1979

††††††††††††††† 3. Scott Eric Kocherb. 6 Nov 1980

††††††† c. Roberta Francene Dhomb. 22 Jun 1958m. Richard Ginder

††††††††††† 1. Nathan Robert Ginderb. 16Dec 1982

††††††† d. Theresa Marie Dhom b. 26 Dec 1964m. (1) Greg Zuber, (2) Lucas ______
††††††††††† [Editor's Note: Illegible handwritten last name in text]

††† D. Mary June Dhomb. 19 Aug 1927 m. Robert C. Ochs

††††††† a. Barbara Suzanne Ochsb. 28 Aug 1948m. Dennis Lowry

††††††††††† 1. Amy Lynn Lowryb. 14 Sep 1969

††††††††††† 2. Angela Marie Lowryb. 14 Sep 1969

††††††b. Michael John Ochs b. 3 Oct 1951

††† E. Dean Cornelius Dhomb. 1 Oct 1932 m. Frances Jean Saunders

††††††† a. John Harold Dhomb. 8 Feb 1959

††††††† b. Susan Elaine Dhomb. 5 Jun 1964

††† F. Elizabeth Cecelia Dhom b. 17 Nov 1934 m. Theodore Ramelli

††††††† a. Thomas Harold Ramellib. 1 Sep 1956m. Beverly Blake

††††††† b. Alan Ray Ramelli b. 2 Jan 1959

††††††† c. Andrea Marie Ramelli n. 4 Jul 1960

††† G. Judith Ann Dhom b. 6 Apr 1943 m. Lawrence Harold Huitt

††††††† a. Christopher Harold Huitt b. 21 Dec 1962

††††††† b. Ronald Lee Huittb. 16 Freb 1964

2. Earl Joseph Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Alice Magdalene Hippler

††† A. Ivo Ray Dhom b. 19 Aug 1926m. 1. Rose Vodrine2. Naomi Welch

††††††† a. Patricia Kaye Dhom b. 14 Mar 1951d. 16 Aug 1963

††††††† b. Ronald Welch Dhom (Step-son)b. 15 Mar 1941

3. Raymond Valentine Dhom(See Group Sheet)

4. Cornelius Dhom[See Group Sheet] m. Florence Marie Schafer

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 27 May 1914d. 19 Aug 1973

††† A. Mary Evelyn Dhomb. 29 Jul 1931m. Charles E. Dhom

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 22 Mar 1927

††††††† a. James Lee Dhomb. 27 Jul 1949m. Donna Martens

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 1l8 Mar 1950

†††††††††† 1. Katrina Lee Dhomb. 4 Mar 1973

††††††††††† 2. Matthew Lee Dhomb. 11 Nov 1978

††††††††††† 3. Joshua Lee Dhomb. 16 Jun 1981

††† B. Margaret Ann Dhomb. 5 Dec 1934m. Max Cunefare

††††††† a. Brenda Ann Cunefareb. 14 Oct 1956m. Ricky Mincey b. 27 Mar 1955

††††††††††† 1. Shawn Lee Minceyb. 14 Nov 1976

††††††††††† b. Brian Max Henry Cunefareb. 13 Jul 1958

††††††††††† c. Bradley Eugene Cunefareb. 15 Aug 1959m. Dixie Juckett

††††††††††††††† 1. Jenny Lynn Cunefare b. 10 Apr 1984

††††††††††† d. Barbara Sue Cunefareb. 7 May 1961m. Gregory Shipley

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††b. 23 Mar 1959

††††††††††††††† 1. Gregory Bruce Shipleyb. 16 Mar 1978

††††††††††††††† 2. Kenneth Alan Shipleyb. 23 Jul 1980

††††††††††††††† 3. Melissa Deeann Shipley b. 10 Jan 1984

††††††† C. Edward Eugene Dhom b. 11 Feb 1941m. Judith Rae Jenkins

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 17 May 1941

††††††††††† a. Wayne Edward Dhomb. 2 Mar 1961m. Carol Ann Rauch

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 11 Jul 1963

††††††††††† b. Randell Lee Dhomb. 14 Oct 1969

††††††† D. Rose Marie Dhomb. 16 Oct 1943m. Dale Chapmanb. 21 Aug 1941

††††††††††† a. Kristina Rose Chapmanb. 13 Oct 1965

††††††††††† b. Kraig Duane Chapmanb. 9 Mar 1967

††††††††††† c. Kurtis Dale Chapmanb. 27 Mar 1976

††††††† E. Gerald Francis Dhomb. 8 Dec 1948

††††††††††† m. Martha Emmerich b. 1 Aug 1949d. 23 Aug 1969

††††††††††† m. Margaret Elaine Brackettb. 16 May 1952

††††††††††† a. Julie Renee Dhomb. 16 Sep 1972

††††††††††† b. Marc Henry Dhomb. 11 Aug 1976

††††††††††† c. Joni Suzanne Dhomb. 30 Jan 1978

††††††† F. Henry Joseph Dhom b. 2 Jul 1950d. 20 Mar 1971m. Carole Banks

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 7 Feb 1952

††††††††††† a. Daniel Joseph Dhomb. 5 Jul 1969

††††††† G. Thomas Leroy Dhomb. 31 Oct 1952m. Rhonda Sparks

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 6 Feb 1955

††††††††††† a. Michail Andrew Dhomb. 2 Sep 1975

††††††††††† b. Christopher Allen Dhomb. 9 Mar 1977

††††††††††† c. Jeffrey Douglas Dhomb. 13 Jun 1978

††††††††††† d. Nicholas Matthew Dhomb. 17 Jul 1981

††††††† H. Susan Irene Dhom b. 15 Sep 1953m. Tony Sparks

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 11 Feb 1953

††††††††††† a. Scott Anthony Sparksb. 27 Aug 1974

††††††††††† b. Jennifer April Sparksb. 14 Oct 1976

††††††††††† c. Erin Allison Sparksb. 17 Oct 1976

††††††††††† d. Gregg Aric Sparks b. 30 Jul 1978

††††††††††† e. Jesse Austen Sparksb. 30 Jul 1978

††† 5. Ralph August Dhom[See Group Sheet]m. Elizabeth Wagner

††††††† A. Thomas Dhomb. 25 Oct 1964

††††††† B. Elizabeth Dhomb. 26 Jul 1966

††† 6. Henry Lorraine Dhom[See Group Sheet]m. Roseann Passalacqua

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 16 Jun 1919

††††††† A. Ralph Edward Dhomb. 4 Dec 1946

††††††† B. James Henry Dhomb. 17 Oct 1949m. Hynda J. Ziev

††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 14 Dec 1948

††††††† C. Janet Sue Dhomb. 29 May 1954m. David R. Stover

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† 12 Nov 1946

††††††††††† a. Amy Michelle Stoverb. 21 Jul 1972

††† 7. Inlaw Eugene Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Donna Jean Hawk

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 30 Nov 1929

††††††† A. Franklin Eugene Dhomb. 16 Sep 1950m. Beverly Hicks

††††††† B. Carol Ann Dhomb. 1 Dec 1951m. William J. Karlock

†††††††††††† †††a. Jennifer Irene Karlockb. 16 Jan 1980

††††††† C. Janet Lynn Dhomb. 8 Jul 1954m. David A. Horn

††††††††††††††† a. Jeremy David Hornb. 6 Jul 1971

††††††††††††††† b. Timothy Scott Hornb. 24 Dec 1973

††††††††††††††† c. Derek Russel Hornb. 27 Sep 1978

††††††††††††††† d. Marcia Ann Hornb. 19 Jul 1980

††††††† D. William Joseph Dhomb. 27 Jul 1955m. Barbara Cleary

††††††††††††††† a. Jessica Lynn Dhomb. 11 Oct 1979

††††††† E. Catherine Marie Dhomb. 4 Dec 1957m. James Carpenter

††††††††††††††a. James Gerard Carpenterb. 25 Dec 1978

††††††††††††††† b. Ritchie Carpenterb. 15 Aug 1980

††††††† F. Paul Allen Dhomb. 30 May 1958m. Linda LaTrell

††††††† G. Judith Kay Dhomb. 16 Aug 1960

††††††† H. Michael Wayne Dhomb. 6 Jan 1962m. Lisa Lane Kiger

The Joseph Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

The Charles Vincent Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

Charles Dhom Wedding Party

L to r: Groomsman, Philomena Groom (Bridesmaid), Josephine Lobmier (Bride), Charles Dohm (Groom)
Compliments of Ester Kerner
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

Child Number 11: Charles Vincent Dhom

The following article taken from the Newton Press-Mentor:

Charles V. Dhom funeral on Saturday

Charles V. Dhom, 78, of Rt. 6, Newton, a like long resident of Jasper County, died at 12:20 A. M. Wednesday, November 30, 1960 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. He had been in ill health for five years.

A Requiem Mass will be offered at 9 A. M. Saturday at St. Thomas Catholic Church by Rev. Maurice Gavin. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery. The rosary will be at 7:30 P. M. at Parker-Flagg Funeral Home where the body will remain until the time of service.

††† Mr. Dhom was born March 1, 1882 in Jasper County, a son of the late Joseph and Mary C. Kinsel Dhom. On September 22, 1908 he married Josephine Lobmier who survives.

A retired farmer, he was well known in Jasper County. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus.

He was the last of a family of 12 children.Surviving him besides his wife are 3 sons: Vincent and Charles "Shorty" of Newton and Lawrence of Woodstock, 4 daughters: Mrs. Fred (Christine) Stewart, Mrs. Norman (Clestine) Sherwood, both of Chicago, Mrs. Herbert (Florence) Mason of West Terre Haute, Indiana and Mrs. Andrew (Esther) Kerner of Newton and 24 grandchildren.

7 Children††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Christine Elizabeth2. Celestine Marie

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3. Vincent Joseph†††††† 4. Esther Marie

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5. Florence Victoria††††††† 6. Lawrence


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7. Charles Edward

1. Christine Elizabeth Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Frederick Patton Stewart

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 23 Aug 1907

††† A. Josephine Ann Stewartb. 5 Sep 1944

††† B. James R. Stewartb. 25 Feb 1946

††† C. Susanne Stewartb. 26 Mar 1948m. Dell Herman

2. Celestine Marie (Sally) Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Norman Arthur Sherwood

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 15 Apr 1915

††† A. Charles Arthur Sherwoodb. 4 Mar 1941m. 1 Linda Perry

††††††† a. Kelly Ann Sherwood b. 26 Aug 1963

††† m. 2 Patricia Eileen Brennerb. 8 Jun 1945

††††††† a. Jacqueline Ellen Sherwood b. 25 Jul 1972

††††††† b. Christine Celeste Sherwoodb. 31 May 1975d. 16 May 1979

††† B. Marilyn Louise Sherwood b. 17 Jun 1944m. Ronald Kotechi

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 28 Mar 1944

††† C. Robert Earl Sherwood b. 17 Dec 1948m. Patricia Zapel Watson

††††††† a. Brian Watsonb. 10 Jun 1970

††††††† b. Stacy Shewood b. 16 Sep 1979

3. Vincent Joseph Dhom(See Group Sheet)m. Hilda Elizabeth Kerner

†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 22 Sep 1915

††† A. Norman Bruce Dhomb. 2 Jul 1942m. Gloria J. Fassino

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 3 Jul 1943

††††††† a. Kristin Gail Dhomb. 14 Feb 1973

††††††† b. Gina Marie Dhom b. 26 May 1978

††† B. Dorthea Kay Dhom b. 8 Aug 1943m. Richard S. Rhodes

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 10 Sep 1938

††††††† a. Richard Todd Rhodesb. 5 Sep 1965

††††††† b. Kimberly Lynn Rhodesb. 5 Apr 1968

4. Esther Marie Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Andrew George Kerner

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 5 Mar 1918

††† A. George Henry Kernerb. 26 Febm. Ruth Ann Thoele

††††††† a. Jeffery Andrew Kerner b. 9 Jul 1973

††††††† b. Theodore Paul Kernerb. 29 Dec 1975

††††††† c. Terri Ann Kernerb. 11 Apr 1979

††††††† d. Melissa Ann Kernerb. 22 Aug 1981

††† B. Betty Lynn Kernerb. 11 Feb 1950m. John Francis Grunloh

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††b. 26 Oct 1947

††††††† a. John Vincent Grunlohb. 1 Jul 1970

††††††† b. Kristy Lynn Grunlohb. 30 Aug 1971

††††††† c. Laura Jean Grunlohb. 26 Jan 1974

††† C. Andrew George Kernerb. 5 Mar 1952m. Connie Neighborg

†††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 15 Jul 1955

††††††† a. Carmen Kernerb. 5 Oct 1981

††††††† b. James Andrew Kernerb. 12 Sep 1983

††† D. Sharon Rose Kernerb. 19 Feb 1954

††† E. Patricia Lee Kernerb. 17 Dec 1955

5. Florence Victoria Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Herbert Arlie Mason

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 4 Aug 1912

††† A. Herbert Lawrence Masonb. 18 Aug 1945m. Laura Goldfuss

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 18 Sep 1943

††††† ††a. Michelle Susan Masonb. 18 Dec 1972

††† B. Robert Joseph Masonb. 10 Sep 1946m. Nancy Grover

††††††† a. Paul R. Mason b. 1 Nov 1972

††††††† b. Eric H. Mason b. 5 Aug 1974

††††††† c. Angela M. Masonb. 9 May 1976

††† C. Carol Ann Mason b. 3 Jan 1950m. 1 Dean A. Stockwell

††††††† a. Brian D. Stockwellb. 30 Nov 1974

††† m. 2 Terry J. Scott

††††††† a. Heather m. Scott b. 8 Sep 1980

††††††† b. Adam M. Scott b. 9 Jul 1982

††† D. John Wayne Masonb. 24 May 1952

††† E. Jean Ann Masonb. 10 Jan 1956

††† F. Steven Allen Masonb. 27 Dec 1960

6. Lawrence Edward Dhom [See Group Sheet]m. Shirley Mae Salzman

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 5 Sep 1922

††† A. Lawrence Edward Dhomb. 3 Aug 1948m. Peggy Lynn Hoey

†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††b. 10 Aug 1949

††††††† a. Rebecca Sue Dhomb. 4 Mar 1968

††††††† b. Brian Edward Dhom b. 21 Dec 1970

††† B. Mary Lou Dhomb. 11 Apr 1951m. Michael Edgar Goodwin

††††††† a. Christopher Goodwinb. 21 Jul 1973

††††††† b. Emily Goodwinb. 15 Mar 1976

††††††† c. Molly Goodwinb. 30 Nov 1977

††††††† d. Casey Goodwin b. 7 Jul 1982

††† C. Margaret (Peggy) Marian Dhomb. 10 Sep 1954m. Lawrence Smith

††††††† a. Scott M. Smithb. 26 Oct 1980

††††††† b. Sarah M. Smithb. 7 Nov 1982

††† D. Patricia Josephine Dhomb. 10 Sep 1954d. 18 Jul 1966

††† E. David Charles Dhomb. 17 Sep 1958m. Meribeth Coughlin

††††††† a.Phillip C. Dhomb. 17 Jul 1981

††††††† b. Bridget M. Dhomb. 19 May 1983

7. Charles E. Dhomb. 22 Mar 1927m. Mary Evelyn Dhom

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 29 Jul 1931

††† A. James Lee Dhomb. 27 Jul 1949m. Donna Martens

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b. 18 Mar 1950

††††††† a. Katrina Lee Dhomb. 4 Mar 1973

††††††† b. Matthew Lee Dhomb. 11 Nov 1978

††††††† c. Joshua Lee Dhomb. 16 Jun 1981

The Philomenia Cecilia Dhom Family Group
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984

Child number 12:Philomenia Cecelia Dhom

The following article taken from the Newton Press-Mentor:

Miss Minnie Dhom dies Wednesday

Miss Minnie Dhom passed away Wednesday, August 9th at Raymond where she was housekeeper for Father Oppenim. Death was due to diabetes. She was about 55 years of age and was born near Newton on the 22 of July 1883. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dhom. She leaves 4 brothers and 2 sisters, Henry, Theodore and Charles J. and Mrs. Delie Fear of near Newton, Gus Dhom of Beloit, Wisconsin and Mrs. Susan Huber of St. Marie.

Funeral services will be held at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton Saturday at 9 a. m. with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Philomenia Dhom (on right)
Compliments of Margaret Dhom
Source: Dhom: 1682-1984



††† To keep from repeating myseld, the first few pages, (9-11), of this chronicle have been included in Section A., pages 2, 3, & 4,Therefore, I shall begin here with Johann Peter, the first born son of Urban Dhom (1682)-(1752).

It is nearly impossible to build a chart showing all people's relationship one to another.Because these two men have been instrumental in helping us discover our ancestry, we have included herein the genealogical charts of Robert and Emil Dhom.

††† This material has been translated from German to English.I ask all persons reading this to excuse my sometimes poor translations and choices of words. I have tried to be as accurate as I know how.

Sharon Dhom

††† My thanks to Mrs. Mack Kitten for her help in translating this material.


†††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††EMIL DHOM

††††††††††††††† Urban Dhom (1862 - 1752)

††††††††††††††† Maria Agnese

††††††††††††††† Johann Peter†† (1711 - 1833)

††††††††††††††† Maria Susanna Braun

††††††††††††††† PhilippPeter (1790 - 1868)

††††††††††††††† Philipp(1834 - 1915)

††††††††††††††† Helena Schlemmer

††††††††††††††† Jakob(1866 - 1940)

††††††††††††††† A.Ph. Helene Kremb

††††††††††††††† Emil (1904 - See Page 30, Section B)

††††††††††††††† Antonie Bernhardine (Emmi) Schweitzer

††††††††††††††† Hildegund Dorothee(1942)

††††††††††††††† Edgar Andre Imbschweiler (3 children)

††††††††††††††††††† 1. Sibylle (1961)

††††††††††††††††††† 2. Constanz (1963)

††††††††††††††††††† 3. Natascha (1965)

Editor's Note: In the originial text, this page carries the Dhom family crest which appears at the head of this online version of the history.


††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††ROBERT DHOM

††††††††††††††††††† Urban Dhom(1862 - 1752)

††††††††††††††††††† Maria Agnese N.

††††††††††††††††††† Johannes (1729 - 1804)

††††††††††††††††††† Anna Margaretha Braun

††††††††††††††††††† Johann Philipp(1763 - 1841)

††††††† ††††††††††††Maria Eisabeth Dhom

††††††††††††††††††† Johannes (1824 - 1905)

††††††††††††††††††† Christine Doerr (2nd marriage)

††††††††††††††††††† Heinrich (1859 - 1928)

††††††††††††††††††† Elise Hauser

††††††††††††††††††† Heinrich(1890 - 1958)

†††††† †††††††††††††Barbara Heim

††††††††††††††††††† Robert (1919 - Commerzbank president

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† See Page 64, Section B).

††††††††††††††††††† Irmingard Bluhm(4 children)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1. Renate (1945)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Annegret (1947)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 3. Mathias(1954)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 4. Christof(1960)


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††††††† All Lines----------------------------------------------------------------8

††††††† Johann Peter-Ruppertsecken-----------------------------------13

††††††† Urban-Ruppertsecken----------------------------------------------14

††††††† Conditions of the Estate------------------------------------------16

††††††† St. Alban----------------------------------------------------------------17

††††††† St. Alban-Peter and Klara-----------------------------------------20

††††††† Ruppertsecken-Schweisweiler-----------------------------------22

Dornbach-----------------------------------------------------------------25 *

††† ††††St. Alban-Bolanden---------------------------------------------------26

Marienthal-Schleifmuhle---------------------------------------------29 *



††††††† Berg - St. Alban--------------------------------------------------------35

††††††† St. Alban-Schneebergerhof--------------------------------------38

††††††† St. Alban-Borrstadt------------------------------------------------39 *

††††††† Ruppertsecken-Johannes --------------------------------------40

††††††† Johann Philipp-Ruppertsecken--------------------------------42

††††††† Russmuhle--------------------------------------------------------------43 *

††††††† Weitersweiler-----------------------------------------------------------47

††††††† Felsbergerhof-----------------------------------------------------------52

††††††† Johannes and Elisabeth --------------------------------------------53

††††††† Christian-Ruppertsecken-----------------------------------------55

††††††† Speyer--------------------------------------------------------------------57

††††††† Bitsch-Muhlbach in Bruch ---------------------------------------58 *

††††††† Homburg-Saar--------------------------------------------------------61

††††††† Gollheimer Hauschen------------------------------------------------68 *

††††††† Nachtrag------------------------------------------------------------------72


††† Family Name Register without Dhom††† For Section B

††† Allman43††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gobel50-17-26

††† Arneth48††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Grasstadter18-72

††† Baldauf46††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Greth 32

††† Bappert45††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Grogro21

††† Baum30†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Greuer49

††† Baumann55††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††Grunewald†† 34

††† Bauer72††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hack40

††† Blaum37†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† HaffnerDr. Franz59

††† Berg17-19-24-33-34††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Harrer37

††† Berger72†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Haufe50

††† Bender72††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† HeimDr. Georg62

††† Bescher20††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Heitzmann32-35

††† Bertram50††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††Herberg 40

††† Besai21-17††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††Henrich 27

††† Bidlinger 14-24-43††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henkel26

††† Bieger36†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hofrichter 44

††† Bold34††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Hoffmann Alfons 8

††† Bossong54-60†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hoffmann72

††† Braun 13-17-25-29-36-56††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hohn34

††† Brinkmann26††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††Imbschweiler30

††† Blumera40†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jelomek30

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Ostermeyer54††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vollet8-14-53

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Ruckert48†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Willenbacher39

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Ruther60††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Witter50

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††††††† In these lines, I shall talk about the family names from Ruppertsecken that are mentioned in our chronicle. I shall especially refer to Alfona Hoffmann's story of Ruppertsecken.

††††††† The names listed around 1600 were Gangel, Hans, and Peter Schneider; later after the 30 years war (around 1683) the family Zepp was mentioned, and still later Valentine Dom (1705) and Urban Dhom (1708) are also mentioned.

††††††† Families from the Ruppertsecken, at the cost of the Kurpfalzischen forests, expanded their fields and most of the families were involved in this. By the year 1757, most of the migration to Ruppertsecken was completed and these names were also listed: (1) Schultheiss Sachs,(2) Peter Dum, (3) Adam Kremb, (4) Maxel Dum, and (5) Johann Dum.

††††††† Urban Dhom is listed in the church books in 1803 as the mayor of Ruppertsecken. The name Vollet is also mentioned.

††††††† Here are a few lines of the Hoffmanns story. The mayor Christian Vollet refused the temporary government (1848-49). On 11 October 1849, he was granted a medal for being faitthful to his fatherland in Kirchheimbolanden. The later mayors were: Valentine Kremb, Friedrich Dhom (1948-1956), and Herman Vollet (1956-1964).

-9 through 11-

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -Please Note-

††††††† Pages 9-11 section B. have been deleted to refain from repeating material already covered in section A., pages 2-4 beginning with "The First Dhom".

††††††† To maintain consistent references made by page number in this section, this page represents pages 9-11 in the page numbering scheme of this section; the following page resumes with page number 12.



††††††† The Catholics of Ruppertsecken had to go very far to church to Imsweiler, which however, was held in the Rockenhausen of public worship;it could be that also unofficial business was carried out there, which was not handled at the rectory in Imsweiler.

††††††† Ultimately, there exists the assumption that priests from Alzey, who came to Ruppertsecken, took care of the public worship duties there without involving the rectory in Imsweiler. So, important records could have been lost or they have not yet been found.


††† Johann Peter - Ruppertsecken

††††††† Johann Peter, the oldest son of Urban Dhom(1862-1757), was born on

September 15, 1711 in Ruppertsecken and died in 1771; he was 60 years old.

He married on March 11, 1753, Maria Susanna Braun, also 42 years old, the

daughter of Andreas Braun from Rockenhausen.The marriage lasted only a

short time.During time a son was born in 1754, who received the name of his

grandfather, Urban, and who continued the fatherly heritage in Ruppertsecken.

††††††† Before him a daughter, Susanna, was born, who married Jacob Muller

(origin unknown); a son was born from this marriage in 1760 and baptized with

the name Johannes.

††††††† Maria Susanna Dhom was already carried to the grave on March 11,

1755.The widower, Johann Peter, decided on a second marriage after five

years.His second wife was Eva Schneider(in), who was the daughter of

Wendelin and Susanna Schneider (probably from Ruppertsecken).The marriage

took place on January 22, 1760.†† Children from this second marriage could

not be established (verified).Information about the family affairs of Urban

and his wife, Margaretha Koch(in) can be found on the next page.


††† Urban - Ruppertsecken

††††††† Urban Dhom (See the previous pages)lived from 1754-1833.At the

age of 26, he married 18 year old Margaretha Koch from Imsweiler,whose

sister Catharina married Johann Philipp Kremb of the grinding mill and

another sister, Eva Barbara, married Johann Phillip Kremb of the castle mill

in Imsweiler.†† Margaretha Koch lived from 1762 - 1840.Margaretha bore for

her husband seven children, three sons and four daughters:

††††††† 1.Johann Philipp Dhom, born in 1782, married Magdalena Schwalb from

Gerbach in 1805, when she was 18 years old.Of this marriage, a child with

the name Anna Margaretha was born, who married Christian Vollet from

Wurzweiler†† (1st marriage).Johann Philipp was 51 years old and his

daughter died already at the age of 22 years.

The parents of Margaretha Schwalb are: Heinrich Schwalb†† Wilhelmine Steitz.

††††††† 2. Johannes Dhom (1784 - 1866) and Gertrud Bibinger (1789-1869)

From the Russmuhle (See further information under "Schweisweiler", page 22.)

††††††† 3.Maria Margaretha Dhom was born in 1787 and married the widower

Henrich Pescher from Stetten in 1805.

††††††† 4. Philipp Peter Dhom was born in Ruppertsecken in 1790, died in St.

Alban in 1813 in Gerbach.(See further under "St. Alban", page 17).

††††††† 5.Christina Margaretha Dhom was born on May 26, 1792 and died in


††††††† 6.Anna Maria Dhom was born on January 24, 1795 in Ruppertsecken and

died in Lohsfeld.She married Jacob Pfeiffer from Lohnsfeld(See my

writing: Michel and Jacobine Pfeiffer, page 12, as well as my writing, "Die

Sippe Kremb in Pfalz. Raum, Page 69").

††††††† 7. Maria Elisabeth Dhom(1799 - 1854), married Johannes Dhom(1797

-1868)in 1815.See further news under Johannes Ruppertsecken(Page 53)



††† On January 8, 1781, Urban Thom (Dhom) of Ruppertsecken and Margaretha

Koch(in) (the wife of Urban Dhom), as well as Wendel Koch from Imsweiler,

appeared before the village court of justice.Margaretha Kochin received

from her dead parents an inheritance (land) in the district of Imsweiler,

which she now is selling.

††† For that, she received proceeds in the amount of 445 Gulden (an old form

of German money).These people signed as guardians or legal relatives:

Urban Dhom, Margaretha Dhom(in), Wendel Koch, and Jost Merck.


Conditions of the Estate of the Koch Family of Imsweiler

††† On studying a court of justice book of Imsweiler, a close determination of

the condition of the estate of the Koch family can be made.This example

generally demonstrates how the estate was put together and what it was worth.

This is how we know Urban Dhom of Ruppertsecken married Margaretha Koch of

Imsweiler and how also the relationship with the Kremb's was established. The

father, Johannes Kock, died in 1778.He was court of justice relative and

citizen of Imsweiler.His wife was Maria Catharina Steinmetz.The couple

had six children.

††† Of the total estate was in stock:

††† House and yard††††††††††††††† 500 Gulden (a form of German money)

††† Grassland††††††††††††††† †††††††††††1111.-Gulden

††† Yard, garden††††††††††††††††††††††† 114.-

††† Acres†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††675.-

††† Cattle††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 475.-

††† Bees††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.-

††† Odds and ends†††††††††††††††††68.24-

††† Clothing††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22.34-

††† Linen†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 81.49-

†† Bedding†††††††††††††††††††††††† 151.-

††† Brandy††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 145.-

††† Pine††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22.26

††† Cabinet Work††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.56

††† Baking Utensils†††††††††††††††††††† 35.43

††† Household Furniture††††† †††††††††††8.31

††† Guns††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† 4.-

††† Conferenda††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1018.36

††† Ready Money†††††††††††††††††††† 139.-

††† An Actives††††††††††††††††††††††††† 210.-

††† The humble yard contains (consists of) living quarters, stall, barn,

winery, pearmill, brandykettle,and windmill.The property was enclosed by

public road, Miche Muller property, Kappeagarten, Valentin Denzer, and Jacob

Schneider, as well as by the rail path.The above information was taken from

Landesarchiv Speyer, Bestand A II Nr. 1220.


St. Alban

††† The third son of the married couple Urban and Margaretha (Koch) with the

name Philipp Peter(See Page 14, #4), in 1790 in Ruppertsecken, left his

home (birthplace) and settled in nearby St. Alban in Munstertal (Valley),

after which he married Maria Magdalena Berg from St. Alban.He lived from

1790 to 1864 and she lived from 1795 to 1857.The house is located where

Georg Dhom lives today.(See Page 67)

The couple, Philipp Peter and Maria Magdalena had five children, namely:

††† 1.Johannes Dhom (1815 - 1881) remained single.

††† 2.Elisabeth Amalie Dhom was born in 1817 and married Peter Braun in

Dornbach.(Further information under Dornbach, Page 25.)

††† 3.Maria Magdalena Dhom (1820 - 1892) married Georg Doerr (1811 - 1868)

from Marienthal, where the couple also lived.The wedding took place on June

14, 1843 in Rockenhausen.From this marriage was born a son, Johannes(1844- 1907) who married Franziska Giehl (1840 - 1887) on November 5, 1868.She

came from Russmuhle (sootmill). The parents of Franziska are Ludwig Giehl (1809-1875) and Anna Margarethe Bescher from Bolanden (1805-1876). A son from the

marriage of Johannes and Franziska was Georg, born on September

1, 1869 in Marienthal and died on February 16, 1938 in Regensburg.The

wedding took place on July 7, 1903 in Marienthal in Elsass with Maria Doll

(1876 - 1951) of Weingarten.From this marriage nine children were born,

whose representative, Ottilie Maria Doerr, furnished for me the above

contribution for this writing.She is engaged in the teaching profession and

lives in Unterpfaffenhofen vor Munchen.Her hobby:Extra sensory

perception, ESP.

††† 4. Urban Dhom (1826 - 1900), the first marriage was with Katharina Golsun

(1832 -1857) from Schneckenhausen.From this marriage came two children,

namely Elisabeth, who remained single and Georg, who married Franziska Bobel

from Bolanden.(See further under Bolanden, Page 26).The second marriage

of Urban took place on February, 1859 with Gertraud Dhom from Weitersweiler.

She gave her Urban seven children, who were baptized with the following names:


††† 5.Philipp Dhom, the youngest child, was born in 1834.He married

Helene Schlemmer of the Wolfsmuhle of the parish Bisterschied, and acquired,

aroung 1850, the little mill in addition to farming in Marienthal.(See

Marienthal and Schleifmuhle, Page 29).

Remarks on 3:

The mother of Georg Doerr was Maria Elisabeth Grassstadter(1778 - 1841) and

whose mother was Christina Thom(in) from Ruppertsecken, who married Johannes

Grassstadter from Falkenstein.

There seems to be also a Dhom daughter, who is not to be found in my research.

It could be a sister of Urban Dhom.In the next generation, the baptismal

Christina Margaretha was given. In a future inquiry, this matter will be



St. Alban

††††††† In a second marriage, Urban Dhom(1826-1900), St. Alban, married

Gertraud Dhom from Weitersweiler.The wedding took place on February 23,

1859.Gertraud lived from 1832 - 1890.She lived ten years longer than her

husband.The couple could show a proud line of children:

††††††† 1.Katharina Dhom (1860 - 1928) and Georg Storck (1857 -1934) lived

in Schneebergerhof. (See Schneebergerhof, Page 38).

††††††† 2. Johannes Dhom, born in 1862, married in Germany, after which he

had learned the occupation of beerbrewer and traveled to Brazil. There is no news of him.

††††††† 3. Peter Dhom (1854 - 1909) and Klara Strehl (1872 - 1929) from

Gingert. Further information under "St. Alban - and Peter and Klara",

Page 20.

††††††† 4. Philipp Dhon (1866 -††† ) and Katharina Linn (1869 - 1920).

††††††††††† See under Alsenz, Page 32.

††††††† 5. Helene Dhom (1870 - 1933) and Philipp Berg (1859 - 1936) lived on the Schneebergerhof.

††††††† (See also Berg, St. Alban, Page 35).

††††††† 6. August Dhom (1876 -†††† ) and Maria Berg from Jobesheim, married

in 1901.

††††††† (See under "Kreuznach", Page 33).

††††††† 7. Amalie (1873 - 1886).


††† St. Alban - Peter and Klara

††††††† The son, Peter Dhom (1865 -1909), took over the operation of the farm

in St. Alban in north pfalzischen Bergland (highland), it is said of Delwe,

and married Klara Strehl (1872 - 1929) of Bingert (feilbinger).The couple

can show the following children:

††††††† 1. Elisabeth Dhom (1895) married Albert Bumb (1895 - 1953) where the

pair ran a farming operation as well as a guest house. (See Schneebergerhof, Page 38).

††††††† 2. Maria Dhom (1896) married Johannes Karch (1896) from Boreestadt.

††††††† (See St. Alaban - Borrstadt, Page 399).

††††††† 3. Georg Dhom (197) married Christina Weihe from Wurzweiler (1905).

The marriage was in 1927 and the couple ran a farming operation in Delwe and had three children.

††††††††††† a. Elise Lydia was born in 1928 and married Franz Braun who was born in 1929 in Dornbach.They had (1) Winfried, born in 1961 and

††††††††††† (2) Elisabeth, born in 1962.

††††††††††† b. Frieda was born in 1931 and married Rudi Muller who was born in 1927 in Enkenbach.Their children:(1) Michael, born in 1959 and

††††††††††† (2) Georg, born in 1962.

††††††††††† c. Alwin was born in 1932 and married Gudrun Bescher who was born

††††††††††† in 1938.Their children: (1) Bernard who was born in 1962 and

††††††††††† (2) Johannes who was born in 1965.

††††††† 4.August Dhom (1899 _ 1968) married Luise Nippgen, born in 1904.

They lived in Bischheim.August died childess.

††††††† 5. Anna Dhom was born in 1900 and married August Buschmann who was†††††

born in 1903.They lived in Schneebergerhof.

††††††† (See further under Schneebergerhof, Page 38).


††††††† 6.Richard Dhom was born in 1902 and married Elisabeth Wiehe in 1930.

††††††† She is the sister of Christina Weihe (No. 3, Page 20).This couple had a farming operation in Wurzweiler and had four children:

††††††††††† a.Gisela married Oskar Glass in the town of Hambach-Neustadt.

††††††††††† Their children:

††††††††††††††† (1) Thomas

††††††††††††††† (2) Martin

†††††††††† b.Helmut was born in 1936 and married Hilde Besai.Their children:

††††††††††††††† (1) Hubert

††††††††††††††† (2) Christil

††††††††††††††† (3) Toni

††††††††††† c.Gunther Heinrich was born in 1937 and married Wilma Grogro who

††††††††††† was born in 1943 from Dielkerchen.Their children:

††††††††††††††† (1) Michael, born in 1970

††††††††††† d. Theodore Gerhard was born in 1945

††††††† 7. Alwin, born in 1905, died in 1919


††† Ruppertsecken - Schweiler

††††††† The second son of Urban and Margaretha Koch from Insweiler was named

††† Johannes.Johannes Dhom was born in 1784 and married Gertraud (Gertrud)

††† Bidinger on 12 March 1811. Gertrud was from Russmuhle.She was bornin

††† 1789 and is the daughter of Johanness Bidinger and his wife Elisabeth


††††††† Johannes (1784 - 1866) and Gertrud (1788 - 1869) had the following

††† children:

††††††† 1. Urban Dhom was born in 1813 and died in childhood.

††††††† 2. Elisabeth Dhom (1814 - 1888) married second Christian Vollet from

††††††† Ruppertsecken.This marriage occurred in 1836.

††††††† 3. Johannes Dhom (1817 -1883) married Christine Eichholtz from

††††††† Ruppertsecken in 1843.

††††††† 4. Philipp Dhom (1820 - 1890) married Barbara Rhein from Wurzweiler in the year 1843.

††††††† 5. Urban Dhom (1824 - 1888) married Katharina Buglar (Kuchler) from

††††††† Enkenbach in 1854.Their children:

††††††††††† (a) Elisabeth, born in 1857, single

††††††† ††††(b) Johannes (1859 - 1860)

††††††††††† (c) Urban (1864 - 1897 in Kaiserslauten

††††††††††† (d) Katharina (1866 - 1934)

††† Notes to Johannes (No. 3):Johannes received the name Johannes the 3rd to distinguish him between

the other Dhoms living in Ruppertsecken with the same first name.†† The children of Johannes the 3rd are:

††††††††††† (a) Philipp died as a child.

††††††††††† (b) Johannes (1845 - 1898) married Dorothea Eckert (1860 - 1913)

††††††††††† from Schweisweiler.Their children:

††††††††††††††† (1) Johannes (1884 -1966) was a landowner, single, and lived in Schweisweiler.

††††††††††††††† (2) Lulse was born 25 Jan. 1891, single and lived in Schweisweiler.

††††††††††† (c) Michael (1848 - 1921) became a religious brother in a cloistered

††††††††††† order in O-Osterrreich by Linz.(see Page 23)

††††††††††† (d) Elisabeth married Nikolaus Eckert.


††† Note to 3c (Michael)

††††††† According to Luise Dhom from Schweisweiler, Brother Michael was an

††† upstanding man, although somewhat short-sighted, and so it happened to

him one day, that he spoke to a black-clothed person on lthe street, in good

faith, he thought was one of his cloister brothers.However, he was amazed, when

††† he noticed, that it was a high class lady.The woman was so forward and

she could also discover some of his habits and so it was not hard, almost

††† accidentally (by chance so it seemed),to make this meeting take place


††† Naturally, these conversations did not remain secret, they learned of it in the

††† cloister and also the Prior found out one day.

††††††† Now this Prior seemed to be a very friendly man, so he proposed that

the Brother Michael and the lady be married.She was the widow of a brewery

††† council member.However, Brother Michael was against this idea.

††††††† Now the Prior thought he must do his duty and took care that Brother

††† Michael was placed in another Kloster (cloister).The pretty widow, however,

††† soon found out about the new residence and traveled there shortly.

††††††† As also these meetings became known, Brother Michael was transferred

††† again, apparently this time to Linz in Oberosterreich.The new transfer

put an

††† end to the affair.


Remarks on 2

††††††† Elisabeth Dhom (1814 - 1888) and Christian Vollet married in 1836.

††† The son, Johannes Vollet, from this marriage, married in 1867 Magdalena

††† Dhom (1848 -1877) who was a daughter of Johannes Dhom and Magdalena

††† Fischer.She was the first wife ofJohannes Dhom (1824 - 1905).

††† (See also under Dhom - Ruppertsecken and Stammtafel, Pg. 33).

Remarks on 5

††††††† Katharina Bugler (oder Kuchler) from Enkenbach is the daughter of

††† George Kuchler and Katharina Hemmer.


††††††† The first Miller on the Russmuhle from the 30 Years War was Johannes

††† Berg, whose youngest daughter, Anna Catharina, married Andreas Kremp.

††† After the death of Johannes Berg, the operation of the mill was turned

over to Johannes Bibinger.

††††††† Further details can be found in "Andreas Kremp and his Schleifmuhle".



††††††† Elisabeth Amalie, born in 1817 in St. Alban as the daughter
of the couple, Philipp Peter Dhom and Maria Magdalena Berg, and the eldest sister of
my grandfather, Philipp Dhom, married Peter Braun from Dornbach, where the
pair managed a farming operation.

††††††† Of three sons from this marriage, the eldest died after
a short marriage and the widow married her brother-in-law.One of the sons, Jacob, remained single.
The only daughter, Elisabeth, married Bartholomaus Scheuerer from Feilbingert,
who was a teacher in Dornbach for a short time.

††††††† Representative for all who come after is mentioned. Eugen Scheurer, who took over the farm in Dornbach
until his death.He was married with Agnes Roos from Hintersteinerhof, born in 1914.

††††††† And again representative for those who come after was Rita, born in 1939,††

††† who married Gunther Koch, born in 1940, from Dornbach.

††††††† The children from this marriage are:

†††††††††† †††††††††††††(a) Brigitte, born 1964

††††††††††††††††††††††† (b) Judith, born 1968

††††††††††††††††††††††† (c) Esther, born 1972

††† Remarks:

††††††† Peter Braun and Elisabeth Amalie Dhom were responsible on the occasion
of the rebuilding of the church in Imsweiler in 1890 for a window,
which was located in the priest's choir.

††††††† The marriage of Amalie Dhom and Peter Braun from Dornbach took place

††† on June 10, 1860.Peter Braun is the son of Christian Braun and Karoline



††† St. Alban - Bolanden

††††††† Urban Dhom (1826 - 1900) married first to Katharina Golsung (1832 - 1857) from Schneckenhausen.

The wedding took place in St. Alban in 1852.From ††† this marriage came two children.The daughter, Elisabeth, was born in 1854

††† and died single in 1908.The son, Georg, lived from1856 - 1920.The young

††† mother died shortly after the birth of her son.Of this Georg shallI now speak.

††† There the Dhoms already had good relations in Weitersweiler.It is not

astounding that Georg found his first wife there.She was Franziska Gobel, who was born in 1859 and died in Bolanden in 1921.

The young pair settled down in ††† Bolanden and the marriage received three daughters, so that the family name in

††† Bolanden lasted only one generation.However, the descendants of this couple are

††† still live today in Bolanden.Their children:

††††††† I.Helene Dhom (1886 - 1958) married Karl Graber (1882 - 1944) from

††††††† Weitersewiler.

††††††††††† (a)Ludwig born in 1910 married Johanna Strack.

††††††††††††††† (1)Rainer was born in 1939 and married Edeltraud Forster.

††††††††††††††† They had Armin, born 1966.

††††††††††††††† (2)Heidrun was born in 1924 and married Herman Henkel.

††††††††††††††† They had Herman in 1967 and Kirstin in 1971.

††††††††††††††† (3)Thomas was born in 1949

††††††† (b)Maria born 1912 and married Willi Render

††††††††††††††† (1)Ulrike born 1943 and married Dietrich Brinkmann.

††††††††††††††† They had Oliver Patrik, born 1973.

††††††† (c)Otto (1916 - 1941) died in W.W. II.

††††††† (d)Karl was born in 1918 and married Else Feschl - no children

††††††† (e)Klara was born in 1923 and married Georg Fuss.

††††††††††† (1)Hans Otto, born 1948 and married Sieglinde Schwab.

††††††††††† (2)Reinhard, born 1950

††††††††††† (3)Martina, born 1957


††† II.Eliabeth Dhom (1889 - 1947)married Luitpold Burgey (1889 - 1943).

††††††† He was from Weitersweiler.

††††††††††† (a)Erich, born 1918, married Elfriede Henrich, born 1922

††††††††††††††† (1)Beate, born 1950, married Hugo Paul, born 1948

††††††††††††††† (2)Klaus, born 1951

††††† ††††††††††(3)Gisela, born 1957

††††††††††††††† (4)Erhard, born 1959

††††††† (b)Erwin, born 1922, married Anne Kroneberger, born 1922 in


††††††††††††††† (1)Rainer, born 1950

††††††††††††††† (2)Christel, born1954

††††††† Erwin Burgey is a dialect poet and already with the first

participation in the Bockenheimer dialect contest was awarded first place.With each contest in which he entered, he received between second and fifth place.

††††††† His first attempt at dialect poetry began as a prisoner of war.He wrote more than a hundred poems and he intends to publish selections in a small book.Also, the radio has indicated its interest for his work.His poems will be published in Pfalzer Heimatbuch by Oskar Bischoff as well as in Pfalzer Heimatgruss and so he was discovered in Philadelphia by a missionary-sister,who introduces herself as his cousin.The poetic vein, so says Erwin Burgey, he†† has inherited from his grandfather (this was Urban Dhom from St. Alban).

††† Erwin Burgey says about himself:"Although I now for the twelfth time have entered the dialect contest, I still get stagefright when I deliver (say) my poem. At the first contest, I found out about these performances by accident. I will always take part in these contests.I enjoy writing poems".


††††††† III.Klara Dhom was born in 1894 and married Ferdinand Jung who was born in 1893 in Niedersimpten in the Kreis of Pirmasens.

††††††††††† (a)Eugenia, born 1928, married Franz Josef Weiss, born 1933 in Worms

††††††††††††††† (1)Gregor Josef, born 1958, in Worms

††††††††††† (b)Irmgrad, born 1932 in Grossneiderheim, married Gunther


††††††††††††††† Josef Kalt, born 1935 in Worms.

††††††††††† (c)Rainer Josef, born 1935 in Odenbach/Glan, married Christine


††††††††††††††† Lautenpchlager, born 1942, in Mainz.

††††††††††††††† (1)Michael Rainer, born 1971 in Worms.

††††††††††† I have visited in the home of Klara and Ferdinand Jung in Worms and I have received this material from them for this script.



††† Marienthal - Schleifmuhle

††††††† The youngest son, Philipp, born 1834, is the child of Philipp Peter

Dhom (1790 - 1864) and his wife, Magdalena Ber (1795 - 1857).She was from St. Alban.

††††††† Philipp settled himself in Marienthal and began making himself a

living; he then married Helene Schlemmer from Wolfamuhle in the Germunde of Bisterschied.There, in Marienthal, he ran a small saw mill with a

farming operation.Philipp Dhom lived from 27 April 1832 until 1 March 1915.

His wife Helen lived from 15 August 1832 until 8 May 1889.Both of them died in home in Marienthal.In Marienthal, five children saw the light of the world:

††††††† A.Johannes (1860 - 1934) married Emma Schneider (1870 - 1944) in

††† Feilbingert and lived in Marienthal.

††††††††††† 1. Elisabeth (1897-1965) married Heinrich Scheidel (1899-††† )

from Katzenbach

††††††††††††††† (a) Luzia was aborn in 1926 and married Willi Sohner who was

††††††††††††††† born in 1925.

††††††††††††††††††† (1)Ernst, born 1959

††††††††††††††††††† (2)Brigitte (1963 - 1964)

††††††††††††††† (b)Ernst(1936 - 1959)died in an accident.

††††††††††† 2. Ernst(1904 - 1972 married Katharina Stollhof, who was born

in 1910.

††††††††††††††† (a.)Hermann born in 1943

††††††††††††††† (b)Marliese born in 1944

††††††††††††††† Both lived in Ruppertsecken

††††††††††† 3.A son, Jacob, died at a young age.

††††††† B.Magdalena(1865 - 1946) married Heinrich Braun from Ransweiler

††† where the couple ran a farming operation.The only son of this marriage is Jakob

(1891 - 1963) who was married with Mathilde Novis from Ranwwiler

††† (1894 -†††††† ).Their daughter, Cacilie, named Cilly (1925) married with

††† Rolf Dieter Erlenwein (1930).Their daughter is Gabriele Elfriede (1955).

††† Son Ernst (1921 - 1942) died in W. W. II.


††††††† C.Frieda (1873 - 1901) married August Baum from Muhlbuscherhof,

††††††† Gemeinde Borrstadt; they operated a farm with daughter.

††††††††††† 1.Susanna(1897 -†††† ) married Eugen Scheu(1896 - 9130).

††††††††††††††† (a)Else, born in 1925, married Otto Scholl(1913 - 1973).

††††††††††††††† (b)August, born in 1927, married Margaretha Jelomek, who was born in 1935.

††††††††††††††††††† (1)Norbert, born in 1969

††††††††††††††††††† (2)Arno, born in 1971

††††††††††† 2.August, born in 1899 in Muhlbuscherhof, married with no


††††††† D.Jakob(1 Sept. 1866 - 10 Dec. 1940) was born in Marienthal and

died in the Schleeifmuhle in the Gemeinde of Imsweiler.Jakob learned the

millers trade and marriedthe heiress of the mill, Anna Helen Philippine Kremb

from the Schleifmuhle.This couple had three sons:

††††††††††† 1.Emil, born 3 Dec. 1904, overtook after the end of W. W. II,

with his family, the Schliefmuhle.He is married to Emilie Antonie

††††††††††† Bernhardine Schweitzer from Gelsenkirchen.The marriage was

††††††††††† sealed 23 Jan. 1937 in the town of Bittersfeld.The couple lived

in Jessnitz in Anhalt from August, 1937 until shortly after the end

of W. W. II.†† The only daughterof this marriage is Hildegund

Dorothee who married Edgar Andre Imbschweiler.During the time of Immigration, his parents removed themselves to Paris and he was born there on 24 June 1937.

††††††††††† This couple has three daughters:

††††††††††††††††††† (a)Sibylle Michaele(1961)

††††††††††††††††††† (b)Constanze Andrea(1963)

††††††††††† ††††††††(c)Natascha Marliese(1965)

††††††† Andre Imbschweiler ran a plaster operation where he lived and found

himself in the Schleifmuhle.

††††††††††† 2.Hermann (1907 - 1944) head miller, died in W. W. II in


††††††††††† 3.Walter(1914 - 1923)


††††††† E.Elisabeth married Johann Scheuer from Ilbesheim and lived in

††††††† Ilbesheim in the Kreis of Kirchheimbolanden.The husband operated a

††††††† pluming (sheet metal) business and also a farming operation.

††††††††††† 1. Katharina

††††††††††† 2. Johannes

††††††††††† Both children are dead and so ends the line of Elisabeth.


††† Alsenz

††††††† One of the sons of Urban Dhom (1826 - 1900) and his wife, Gertraude

††† (1832 - 1890), in St. Alaban was Philipp, born in 1869 - 1920 in Alsenz.

This couple decided to make their home in Alsenz.

††††††† 1.Georg (1893 - 1916) sied in W. W. I.He married Magdalena Muller

††††††† (1892 - 1968) from Alsenz.Th only daughter, Paula who was born in

††††††† 1913, married Otto Freyer, born 1907, in Grossteinhausen.The pair

††††††† lived in Alsenz where also the only daughter, Christel Ingrid, was

born in 1938.She married Dr. Albert Heitzmann, born 1920, from


††††††† Also, this young couple had their home in Alsenz (in the house of the

††††††† parents-in-law).

††††††††††††††† (a) Martina(1960)

††††††††††††††† (b) Thomas(1963)

††††††† 2. Adam (1896 - 1955) married Hedwig Greth from Kalkofen.The family

††††††† lines began in Neidermoschel.Hedwig was born in 1898.The

daughters of this marriage are:

††††††††††††††† (a)Ruth(1931) married Walter Schneider (1927)

††††††††††††††††††† (1)Hubert(1956)

††††††††††††††††††† (2)Mathias(1959)

††††††††††††††††††† (3)Ursula(1965)

††††††††††††††† (b)Anni, born in 1932, remained single and stayed in her

††††††††††††††† parents' house in Alsenz.


Adam Dhom and his family ran a farming operation in Alsenz.The house in Alsenz was built by Philipp Dhom*1868 - 1944) as can be seen by the inscription on (above) the door.


††† Kreuznach

††††††† The youngest son of Urban Dhom (born 23 May 1826) and his wife,

††† Gertrude Dhom (born 16 Dec. 1832), was baptized with the name August.He

††† was born 13 August 1876 in St. Alban.He married Maria Berg from Ilbesheim.

††† She was born on 13 March 1879 and is the daughter of Philipp Jakob Berg,

††† born in Ilbesheim on 29 April 1827 and died there on 6 April 1908.

Philipp Jakob Berg married Elisabeth Dhom, born 6 Jan. 1853 in Russmuhle and she

††† died in Ilbesheim on 18 March 1879.The parents of the grandmother on

the father's side are Johann Philipp Dhom (1806 - 1880), who was a farmer in

††† Weitersweiler and his wife, Katharina Franbach (1808 - 1889) was from

††† Weitersweiler.

††††††† After this short digression into the past, back to August and Maria

(Berg) Dhom.

††††††† This couple had a total of ten children.A son died at the age of

six weeks.

††††††† 1.Philipp Jakob was born 26 June 1902 and married Else Wagner who

††††††† was born 17 October 1904.They married 24 Nov. 1928.They lived in

Bad Kreuznach on Richard Wagner Street # 49.

††††††† Their children are:

††††††††††† (a)Annemarie

††††††††††† (b)Lothar

††††††††††† (c)Trudi

††††††††††† (d)Heinz

††††††††††† (e)Brigitte married Jost Altenbamberg

††††††† 2.Peter (1903 - 1970) married Elisabeth Fuchs and lived in Bad

††††††† Kreuznach with two sons:

††††††††††† (a)Willie married?

††††††††††††††† (1)Jurgen

††††††††††††††† (2)Ursula

††††††††††† (b)Helmut

††††††† 3.August was born 5 Feb 1906 and married Gisela Wanzik who was born

††††††† in 1927.The marriage was on 3 August 1946.

††††††††††† (a)Daniel, born 2 Sept. 1953, living in Canada - California.



††††††† 4.Georg, born 21 Jan. 1908, married the widow Clara Volker born††††

††††††††††† Wagner 17 Aug. 1898.They married 8 June 1946 and live in Bad†††

††††††† Kreuznach on Leddershoseweg-Weinstube.

††††††† 5.Otto was born on 3 March 1909 and married on 2 October 1932 to

†† †††††Maria Grunewald.

††††††††††† (a)Lieselotte

††††††††††† (b)Urban

††††††††††† (c)Ludwig

††††††† 6. Alois was born 27 January 1911 and married on 2 October 1932

††††††† Franziska Schmussing from Koln-Herleshausen.

††††††††††† (a)Sigrid

††† ††††7.Wilhelm was born 16 November 1913 and married Anna Fiskus from

††††††† Colln Bayerfeld.They married on 5 November 1938.Wilhelm died in

††††††† W. W. II on 15 July 1944 in Normandy.

††††††† 8.Gertrud Elisabeth was born on 1 August 1920 and married on 21

††††††† June 1943 to Heinrich Stockfisch from Urdinger-Krefeld.

††††††††††† (a)Heinz was born 3 September 1945

††††††††††† (b)Hannelore was born 2 March 1948

††††††† 9.Paul Urban was born on 25 June 1927 and married on 14 May 1949 to

††††††† Ruth Berg from Schneebergerhof.She was born 2 May 1927.This

††† couple operates a wine processing business in Bad Kreuznach, Birkenweg 4.


††† Berg St. Alban

††††††† This couple, Helene Dhom and Philipp Berg, born in Scheebergerhof

††† From St. Alban, had three sons and two daughters.

††††††† I.Jakob (1893 - 1969) married Mathilde Heitzmann, born in 1895 in

††††††† Weilerbach, and they lived in St. Alban with three daughters.

††††††††††† (a)Gertrud, born in 1920, married Anton Dahl from Altheim by

††††††††††† Zweibrucken.They lived in Altheim with four children.

††††††††††† (b)Klara, born in 1922, married Albert Bold from Hermersberg.

They lived in St. Alban with daughter, Renate.Renate moved to and

††††††††††† married in the U. S. A.Klara and Albert's son, Gunther, married

††††††††††† Margit Hohn from Wurzweiler and lived in Rockenhausen-Hofacker.

††††††††††† (c)Apollonia, born in 1925, married Jakob Dahl, the brother of


††††††††††† Dahl (See above) from Altheim with three children.

††††††† II.Alfred, born in 1909, married Barbara Stay, born in 1911 in the

town of Schopp and lived in Schopp.

††††††††††† (a)Walter, born in 1936, married Anni Fickeisen from Bad


††††††††††† (b)Karl, born in 1940, married Barbel Lehmann from Stelzenberg.

††††††††††† (c)Alfred, born in 1943, married Irne Sager from Rudesheim.

††††††††††† (d)Irmgard, born in 1951, married Peter Knobloch from Schopp.


††††††† III.Ernst (1903-1957) married Elisabeth Braun from Schneebergerhof

††††††† with four children.

††††††††††† (a)Karl, born 1929, married Rosel Geis, born in 1927 from

††††††††††† Ludwigschafen, with a daughter and two sons.They were born in

††††††††††† 1955 - 1961.

††††††††††† (b)Lydia, born in 1930, married Ottmar Wilding, born in 1928,

from Gerbach, with five children;

††††††††††††††† 1. Doris, born in 1934, married Wener Bieger from Gerbach.

††††††††††††††† 2.Eugenie, born in 1955.

††††††††††††††† 3.Christel, born in 1956, married Hubert Muller from


††††††††††††††† 4. Franz, born in 1958.

††††††††††††††† 5.Edith, born in 1962

††††††† The family Wilding lives in Rockenhausen on Kapellenbergstrasse.

††††††† (c)Hilaria, born in 1932, married Herman Stork from Schneebergerhof.

††††††††††††††† 1.Robert, born in 1954.

††††††††††††††† 2.Beronika(1955 - 1963).

††††††††††††††† 3.Maria, born in 1957.

††††††† (d)Gertrud, born in 1937, married Alexander Stollhof from Ruppertsecken

††††††† and lived in Ruppertsecken.

††††††††††††††† 1.Petra, born in 1959

††††††††††††††† 2.Thomas, born in 1964


††††† ††IV.Elisabeth(1895 - 1957)married Anton Harrer from Kevenhull in the

††††††† Oberpfalz.He followed the occupation of a policeman and carried out

his duties in Waldmohr, Borrstadt, Imsweiler, Alsenz, and Enkenbach,

††††††† Where he died at the age of 60 years.Children of this marriage:

††††††††††† (a)Anna, born in 1920, is a teacher in Enkenbach.

††††††††††† (b)Ernst, born in 1922, was a soldier, listed as missing in W.

W. II.

††††††† V.Emma married August Krauss from Enkenbach.He died in W. W. II.

††††††††††† (a)Liesel, borh in 1937.

††††††††††† (b)Raimund


††† St. Alban - Schneebergerhof

††††††† The Schneebergerhof is an outstanding piece of property located on a

††† hill between St. Alban, Gerbach, and Kriegsfeld.The young ladies,

Elisabeth, Maria, and Anna, (see page 20) sought for themselves the young brothers

††† from Schneebergerhof for their Sunday visits to church in Gerbach.

Katharina (1860 - 1928) married Georg Stork in 1882.He lived from 1857 - 1934.

††††††† Also, the next generation from the Schneebergerhof is represented.

††††††† Elisabeth (1895 - 1967), the first daughter of Peter and Klara (Strehl) Dhom from St. Alban, was married to Albert Bumb in 1920.Albert lived

††† 1895 - 1933.The only son of this marriage was Albert, born in 1928.He

††† married Anna Blaum, born in 1932.

††††††††††† a.Marianne(1954)

††††††††††† b.Elisabeth(1957)

††††††††††† c.Verena†† (1960)

††††††††††† d.Michael(1963)

††††††† After the death of Albert Bumb, Elisabeth married a second time to

††† Ludwig Mayer from Orbis(1894 - 1961).

††††††† Elisabeth's sister, Anna, who was born in 1900, was taken from the farm

††† by August Buschmann, born in 1903.

††††††† Anna's three daughters are:

††††††††††† (a)Rosa Klara was born in 1929 and married Franz Jakob Kohr

††††††††††† from Ruppertsecken.†† They had three daughters.

††††††††††† (b)Maria was born in 1931 and married Alois Kohr, borther of

††††† ††††††Jakob Kohr, (above).They had two sons.

††††††††††† (c)Irene was born in 1933 and married Hans Willenbacher.They

††††††††††† had one son and one daughter living.One little girl died in



St. Alban - Borrstadt

††††††† The second daughter, named Maria, was born in 1896 and married the

††† landowner Johannes Karch in Borrstadt.

††† Thier children:

††††††††††† 1. Elizabeth, born in 1928, single.

††††††††††2.Anna, born in 1924, married Fritz Willenbacher (1908 - 1960).

††††††††††† Their children:

††††††††††††††† a. Maria, born in 1949

††††††††††††††† b. Hans, born in 1962

††††††††††††††† c. Rosel, born in 1959

†††††† The family lives in Neunkirchen-Mehlengen.

††††††† 3.Georg married Mathilde Wohninsland in 1928.

††††††† She was from Dirmstein.Their children:

††††††††††††††† a.Gerd, born 1955

††††††††††††††† b.Liesel, born 1958

††††††††††††††† c.Georg, born 1956

††††††† The family lived in Borrstadt.

††††††† 4.August, born 1928, single



††††††† The youngest son of Urban Dhom (born 1682) and his wife, Maria Agnese,

††† was baptized with the name Johannes.He lived from 1729 - 1804 in

††† Ruppertsecken.He married Anna Margaretha Braun (in) from Rockenhausen.

††† Her father was Andres Braun from Rockenhausen.They were married 26

††† Feb. 1751 and had the following children:

††††††† 1.Petra, born 14 April 1762

††††††† 2.Johann Philipp (1763) - 1841) married Elisabeth Doerr .She

was born in 1752 [and lived until] 1838 and married in 1793.†† See page 42.

††††††† 3.Johannes was born in 1766.He was called the Junior.

††††††† See Russmuhle, page 43.

††††††† 4.Peter was born 1767.

††††††† 5.Anna Margaretha was born 29 Jan. 1769.

††††††† 6.Catharina(1773 - 1784)

††††††† 7.Barbara(1777 - 1831)married Peter Schneider.

††††††† Their children:

††††††††††† Johannes(1806 - 1813)

††††††††††† Johann Jacob, born 1814

††††††††††† Catharina, born 1817

††††††† From the family of Carl Schneider and Philippine Dhom a son was born

††† born named Ernst Schneider from Weitersweiler.Hemarried Hedwig Rick

††† from Ruppertsecken.Hedwig Rick was born in 1904, the daughter of Peter

††† Pick and Catharina Dhom.Peter Rick married Catharina Dhom in 1904.

††† Peter Dhom (1815 - 1888) married Catharina Schneider.Thus ends inform-

††† ation of the family Schneider.

††††††† 8.Anna Maria(1777 - 1779)


††††††† And now some news of Johannes.He lived from 1729 to 1804.He was

††† the mayor again in 1778.During his time in office, there was a quarrel

over the zoning which was brought to an end during his time in office.

††††††† In 1794, he appeared as the head administrativeofficer.His time

in office ended with the decree of Dec. 17, 1797, after which the office of mayor

was ended.He died at the age of 75.

††††††† During these days, the people lived very close together due to the

fact that there was not much room and property lines were always questioned.

††† Johannes lived with the bickering and hatred of all his neighbors.He

wrote letters to the town of Erbesbudesheim to the head administrative office.

To end this fighting, the people made borders of stone to divide each

person's property, thus ending the fighting.

††††††† Widersacher were:

††††††† Johannes Zepp

††††††† Johannes Lotz

††††††† Philipp Lotz


Johann Philipp Ruppertsecken

††††††† Johann Philipp lived from 1763 - 1841.He married Elisabeth Doerr

(in) 1793.She was born in 1752 and died in 1838.Her family probably orginated

††† from Marienthal.

††††††† This couple had the following children:

††††††† 1.Philipp, born 6 October 1795.No information about him is known and he probably died as a young child.

††††††† 2.Johannes, born in 1797, carried on the tradition in Ruppertsecken.

††††††† Therefore, in this chapter, I shall write about Johannes and


††††††† 3.Johann Philipp was born 21 Oct. 1798 and died in 1875.He married

††††††† in 1822 to Elisabeth Doerr (1804 - 1870).

††††††† From this marriage came 7 children:

††††††††††† (a)Heinrich(1825 - 1901) married Margaretha Stollhof from

††††††††††† Ruppertsecken in 1857.

††††††††††††††† (1)Johannes was born in 1863 and married

††††††††††††††† Franziska Klag=Gollheimer Hauschen.

††††††††††††††† (2)Philipp(1865 - 1870)

††††††††††††††† (3)Margaretha was born in 1866, and

††††††††††††††† married Jacob Fischer from Falkenstein.

††††††††††††††† (4)Elisabeth was born in 1874.

††††††††††† (b)Catharina(1828 - 1870) married Urban Dhom (male cousin)

††††††††††††††† (1) Margaretha was born in 1852 and

††††††††††††††† married Andreas Blumers, a farmer

††††††††††††††† in Erbesbudesheim.He is the son

††††††††††††††† of Jacob Blumers (miller) and

††††††††††††††† Elisabeth Herberg.The couple

††††††††††††††† undertook the Reidmill in

††††††††††††††† Albisheim.

††††††† (c)Margaretha(1831 - 1898)

††††††† (d)Elisabeth, born in 1840, married Michael Stollhof.

††††††† (e)Johann Philipp, born 1835

††††††† (f)Eva, born 1844, married Philipp Hack (cop) 1873.

††††††† (g)Young girl died as a small child.

††† 4.Anna Maria(1801 - 1805)


††† Russmuhle

††††††† Johannes Jr., born in 1766, found himself a fitting wife from the Russmuhle. She was Maria Elisabeth Bidinger.

With this marriage, Johannes became the miller in the Russmuhle.

††† Their children:

††††††† (a)Jacob, born in 1797, married Eva Kuchler in 1818.

††††††† (b)Elisabeth, born in 18901, married Johannes Giehl from nearby

††††††† Auskunfte.[See under Russmuhle, page 45]

††††††† (c)Urban(1803 - 1884)married Eva Frambach(1806 - 1892).

††††††† (d)Johann Philipp(1806 - 1880)married Katharina Frambach from

††††††† nearby Ausfuhrungen.

†††††††† [See under Weitersweiler, C, page 48, and D, page 49]

††† A.Jacob was born in 1797 and married Eva Kuchler from Weitersweiler, in

††† the year 1818.They built the Russmuhle again as can be seen by the

††† inscription on the door which is still in good shape today.The miller's

heir is again a Jacob, born 1824.He married Anna Maria Rein from the neighboring

††† Wurzweiler.A sister of Anna Maria, whose name was Catharina, married

††† Peter Neurohr.

††††††† Now the five children of Jacob and Anna Maria (Rein) Dhom:

††††††† Friedrich(1856- 1898)was born in Russmuhle and died in Weiters-

††† wieler where he, with his wife Katharina Dhom, (1864 - 1917) ran a farming

††† operation.

††† Their children are:

††††††† (1)Jacob, born 1891, married Maria Magdalena Allaman from Silz.

††††††† She was born in 1892 and had twins,Anneliese(1919 - 1920)and

††††††† Heinz(1919).†† Heinz today lives in Ludwigshafen with his wife,

††††††† Ingeborg Kutscheit, born in 1925.

††††††† They have three sons:

††††††††††† (a)Karl- Heinz(1948 - 1950)

††††††††††† (b)Gunther, born in 1950, married Marianne Nuttel, born in 1949.

††††††††††† (c)Peter(1951)

††††††††††† In this family belongs, therefore Magaretha, born in 1895,

married? Neunzling.The family lived in Frankfurt/Schwanheim.

††††††††††† (a)Son Jakob lives in the Russmuhle with a daughter.

††††††††††† (b)Sister Katharina married Philipp Reis in Elbisheimerhof.

††††††††††† (c)Sister Maria married Georg Osterroth in Ottersheim and

finally Philippine married Johann Demmerle from Borrstadt.


Between remarks

††††††† Johannes(See again "the Junior"), son of Johannes in Ruppertsecken

††† and Margaretha.Margaretha is the daughter of Andreas Braun from Rocken-

††† hausen.Johannes was, in the year 1794, engaged to Elisabeth Bidinger


††† She is the daughter of Johannes Bidinger.He died and left behind a


††† Witnesses were the father of the bridegroom, Johannes Dhom, and the father

††† of the bride, Georg Giehl, from the Russmuhle.

††††††† Philipine Dhom, born in 1864, daughter of Jakob Dhom and Anna Maia

††† Rein, married Johannes Demmerle from Borrstadt.

††† There are four children:

††††††† (a) Sebastian(1889 - 1915)

††††††† (b)Karl(1894 - 1915)

Both died in W. W. I.

††††††† (c)Anna Maria(1896 - 1897)

††††††† (d)Jakob(1897 - 1968)married Anna Hofrichter from Borrstadt.

††††††††††† (1)Hans(1920 - 1937)

††††††††††† (2)Fritz(1922 -†††† ) married Hewig Vogel, born in 1924.

††††††††††††††† (a)Beate(1954)

††††††††††††††† (b)Walter(1955)

†† †††††††††††††(c)Sylvia(1957) ran a sawmill and transport undertaking

operation in Sippersfeld.

††††††††††††††† (d)Eugenie(1926)business lady(wife in Alzey)

††††††††††††††† (e)Karl(1919)

††††††††††††††† (f)Albert(1935)

††††††† Jakob Emmerle was a long time politician, mayor of Borrstadt,

representative of the city council as well as a member of the board and was on the

state assembly.

††††††† Now ends the news from Russmuhle:

††††††† Jahonn Jacob Dhom, miller from the Russmuhle, born 1799 and died on

††† 2 Nov. 1845.His wife, Eva Kuchler, from Weiterswiler was born in 1800

and died 13 June 1863.

††††††† Their son, Johann Jacob lived from 15 April 1824 until 12 April 1887

and his wife, Anna Maria Rien from Wurzweiler, lived from 2 Sept 1822 until

27 Dec 1901.The marriage took place on 17 Feb. 1849 in Marienthal.

††††††† Anna Maria Rein is the daughter of the married couple, Georg Anton

Rein from Wurzweiler and Catharine Thom from Katzenbach, the youngest daughter

††† of Dionysius Thom and Catharina Bappert.


††††††† The Russmuhle is a very old settlement, which during the 30 years war,

††† was destroyed.Johannes Berg concerned himself with the successful

††† resettlement of the Russmuhle.

††††††† His widow married a second time with Leonhard Giel, who came from a

††† foreign country.

††††††† The descendant of Johannes Berg, as miller, was Johannes Biblinger.

††† This family lived, for a long time, next to the Geihl's from the


††† Each of the descendants of Leonhard Geihl still live on the Sussmuhle


††††††† To the story "Dhom-Russmuhle" is still added an additional child of

††† Jacob Dhom and Eva Kuchler-- child,Ludwig (1840 - 1864), who

††† married Eva Gobel from Weitersweiler.The marriage was (in) 1863.Eva Gobel

††† was the daughter of Georg Gobel and his wife, Appolonia Schultz.The

††† daughter, Elisabeth from the Russmuhle, was married to Fredrich Schults

in 1847.After Elisabeth's death, Friederich again married, this time to his

††† sister-in-law, Philippine Dhom, the daughter of Jakob and Eva Kuchler


††††††† About 1900, the small mill property and the farm were sold.The present

††† running version of this seems to have very different sounds.

††††††† Relatives should still live in Lautzkirchen-Saar, although the timely

undertaking of the search is not possible for me to do.

B. The only daughter of the Russmuhle, with the name Elisabeth,

(born 1801)married Johannes Giehl and their daughter also received the name

††† Elisabeth (1827 - 1882).She married Johann Adam Willenbacher, who died

††† in 1906.A son of this marriage received the name Jakob (1857 - 1929).

He was also married and a child by the name of Johannes was born in 1903 who

††† married Pauline Kaufhold.Pauline Kaufhold belongs to the family of Urban

††† Dhom and Eva Frambach in Weitersweiler.


††† The children of the marriage are:

††††††† 1.Maria was born in 1927 and married Kurt Rocker,

††††††††††† born 1928, from Katzenbach.

††††††††††† a.Maria, born 1960

††††††††††† b.Stefan, born 1956

††††††††††† c.Mathia, born 1954

††††††† 2.Alois, born 1930, married Berta Deerchs,

††††††††††† born 1929.

††††††††††† a.Roland, born 1958

††††††††††† b.Monika, borh 1965

††††††† 3.Herbert, born 1932, married Edith Baldauf,

††††††††††† born 1927.

††††††††††† a.Thomas, born 1959

††††††††††† b.Andreas, born 1963

††† Notes to 1

††††††† Kurt Rocker is a politician, representative of the state assembly and

on the board of the state, as well as president of the organization,

"Deutscher Wald".


††† Weitersweiler

††††††† Both villages, Weiler-Dorfer and Weitersweiler, received their names

from Adeligen.Weitersweiler is the village of a Withari.In the years of

the 1200's, the name is written Widderswilre from which Weitersweiler came.

††††††† In the village stands a chapel dedicated to Saint Bartholomaus for

which the Knight Heinrich of Morsbach drew a painting of a mass in the year


††††††† In 1707, the Pfarrer (head priest) of Dreisen moved to Weitersweiler.

††† Weitersweiler was the only estate of today's deacon church home in


††† in which the Reformation did not bring about.


††††††† The church books were managed from 1698 - 1798 and then from 1806.

††† The church books were photographed and are kept in the Diocessan Archive

††† in Speyer.The Gerbacher church books were from 1789 and the ones from

††† Ruppertsecken from 1921.


††† C.The son, Urban from the Russmuhle (1803 - 1884), married Eva Frambach

††† from Weitersweiler (1806 - 1892).She established, in the year 1886, a

short street in her home town.

††††††† From this marriage are three children known:

††††††††††† 1.Eva(1831 - 1871), probably single

††††††††††† 2.Barbara(1835- 1881), probably single

††††††††††† 3.Jakob (1846 - 1871)married Barbara Karlin from Morsfeld.

††††††††††† From this marriage was born an only child, Gertraude (1871 -

††††††††††† 1949), who married Balentin Kaufhold (1860 - 1914).The

††††††††††† daughter of this marriage is Pauline, born 1901, and she

††††††††††† married Johannes Willenbacher from Russmuhle.

††††††††††† (See also the Russmuhle, page 46).

††††††† In another place is already mentioned Christian Dhom, born 1834.

††††††† He is the son of Johannes and Eisabeth (Dhom) Dhom in

††††††† Weitersweiler and had the name Christian I.He married Catharina

Dhom, the daughter of Philipp Dhom and Catharina Frambach.

††††††† Catharina Dhom(1838 - 1890).

††††††††††† I.Christian Dhom was a farmer in Weitersweiler.

††††††††††† Children:

††††††††††††††† 1.Margaretha Dhom

††††††††††††††† 2.Friedrich Dhom

††††††††††††††† 3.Karl Dhom

††††††††††††††† 4.Christian Dhom

††††††† II.Katharina Dhom, wife of Friedrich Dhom

†††††††† who was a farmer in Weitersweiler.

††††††† III.Elisabeth Dhom, wife of Georg Arneth,

††††††† who was a farmer in Gundheim.

††††††† IV.Johannes Dhom was a baker in Weitersweiler.


††† The Dhoms became established in the beautiful town of Weitersweiler

through marriage.

††† D.Johann Philipp, son of Johannes Dhom and Elisabeth Giehl-Bidinger

††† (1906 - 1880) married to Catharine Frambach on 20 July 1 892.She is

††† the daughter of Adam Framabach and Gertrud Ruckert.

††††††† (1)Adam was born 14 June 1830 and died 18 Feb. 1895.

††††††† (2)Gertraude(1832 - 1890) married on 23 Feb. 1859 to the widower

††††††† Urban Dhom, from St. Alban.(See also St. Alban, page 19.)

††††††† (3)Elisabeth (1835): no info known.

††††††† (4)Catharina (1838) married in 1863 to Christian Dhom from

††††††† Ruppertsecken, who was born in 1834.He is the son of Johannes

††††††† and Elisabeth (Dhom) Dhom.His brother was Philipp Dhom.

††††††† (See page 57).

††††††† (5)Barbara (1824 - 1869) married Adam Schindler from Rodenbach.

††††††† And now back to #1, Adam (1830 -1895).He is responsible for the

††† Dhom line in Weitersweiler.He married Catharina Mattern from Stetten

††† (1836 - 1921).The marriage occured 8 Feb. 1863.She is the daughter of

††† Johannes and Maria Eva Schwartz.From this marriage a son was born with

††† the name Christian.Already in this town lived a Christian, so the younger

Christian received the # II.Christian II (18 July 1873to 12 Dec. 1940) married

††† Katharina Wassner (1877 - 1934) who origniates in Dreisen.

††††††† (a)Otto (1898 - 1962) married Maria ?They lived in Saarbrukken on

††††††† Mararethenstrasse 27.

††††††† (b)Eugen an undertaker, married Margaretha ? and lived in Mossingen-

††††††† Wurttenberg on Holderlin Street 5.

††††††† (c)Alfred (1902 - 1967)marriedKatharina Weber.

††††††††††† (1)Ria married? Berges lived in 6501 Dexheim.

††††††† (d)Arthur(1903) married Rose Greuer, born 1907 in New York City

††††††† with son Arthur, born 16 Sept. 1939, who married Betty Williams, born

††††††† 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, and died on 23 Nov. 1971.


††††††††††† (a)Arthur, born 1960

††††††††††† (b)Robert, born 1962

††††††††††† Arthur, born in 1939, married second to Dianne Valder, born 1

††††††† July 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa.To contact this family, write to Mr.

††††††† Arthur W. Dhom, 10 Serene Ct., Dix Hills, New York, 11746.The

††††††† father born (born 1903)lives in Pennsylvania.

††††††† (e)Laura (1905 - 1961) married August Kuhner born in Berbach by

††††††† Saarbruken.

††††††† (f)Ena, born 1906

††††††† (g)Alfons, born 1908, married Erna Throm, born 1914, from Weiter-

††††††† sweiler.She was the owner of a farm in Weitersweiler.

††††† ††††††(1)Ingrid, born 1941, married Erwin Gobel, born 1938.

††††††††††††††† (a)Michael, born 1971

††††††††††††††† (b)Tanja, born 1973

††††††††††† (2)Ursula, born 1947, married Bernhard Schmitt, born 1947.

††††††††††††††† (a)Stefan, born 1968

††††††††††††††† (b)Judith, born 1970

††††††††††††††† (c)Johanna, born 1974

††† (h)Karl, born 1910, married first Gerda Witter, born 1911 in


††††††† (1)Klaus, born in 1941 in Kassel, is at this time single.

††††††† Karl married second to Renate Haufe, born 1924 in Schkeuditz in the

††† Kreis ofLeipzig.They lived in Munchen 21,Ilmunsterstrasse 4.

††† (i)Elisabeth, born 1916, married Alfred Kruggel in Berlin-Spandau,

††† Ackerstrasse 5a.



††††††† We lived almost door to door and didn't have any idea about it and I

††† thought for you Sachaen/Anhalt would be about like "it's greek to me".In

††† any case, I lived only until 1940 in Kochen.Then I was transferred to

Kassel. My wife's family comes from Dresde.She comes from Schkeuditz where I

††† was after the war until my flight to West Berlin where I was employed as a

††† super.



††††††† Of the three sons of the married people Johannes and Margaretha Braun

††† from Ruppertsecken stayed the oldest son, Johan Philipp (1763) - 1841) in Ruppertsecken,

where he ran the farm he got from his parents.

††††††† The son, Peter (1767 -1837), married Elisabeth Broschardt from

Felsbergerhof in the Gemeinde of Insweiler.

††††††† Here on the Felsbergerhof are very beautiful fertile and plain fields

so that the agricultural work is productive.Elisabeth Broschardt lived from

1764 - 1836.Peter married her in the year 1784.

††††††† 1. Urban was born April 16, 1785.His Godparents were Urban and

††† Margaretha Dhom from Ruppertsecken.He married first to Gertraude Muller

††† and second he married Maria Caroline Muller (probably a sister of his

first wife) on 2 April 1828.The second wife is the daughter of Peter Muller

and his wife Carlotte Stadtmuller(city miller). The daughter of this

marriage is Elisabeth, who married Michael Broschardt in 1840.Urban had a total of

six children, five of which are known.Besides Elisabeth, Urban also had

Urban, Peter,, Valentine, and Franz Jacob (1832 - 1834).

††††††† We have, in the last few months, made contact with one of the des-

††† cendants of Elisabeth (Dhom) and Michael Broschardt.The lady's name is

††† Nell Broschardt, who lives RfD. 2, Dushore, Pa.Urban, born 1785,

migrated to America and the Dhoms in Germany lost all contact with him.

††† He settled in the Sullivan Co. Pennsylvania area.

††††††† 2.Maria Barbara, born 6 June 1788; her Godmother was Barbara

††††††† Graff from Imsweiler.

††††††† 3.Anna Margaretha was born 5 May 1792.Her Godmother was

††††††† Margaretha Dohmen from Ruppertsecken.

††††††† 4.Anna Elisabeth was born 14 Dec. 1795.Her Godmother was

††††††† Margaretha Benz from Imsweiler.

††††††† 5.Peter Heinrich was born 10 July 1798.

††††††† 6.Michael Valintine was born in 1801 and married Anna Elisabeth

††††††† Schultz.

††††††† 7.Katharina(1804 - 1858)


††† Notes to #1, Urban:

††††††† Caroline Dhom died on 20 April 1833 when she was 37 years old, there-

††† fore born in 1796.

††††††† The mother-in-law of Peter Dhom was Veronica Bertram, the wife of Noe'

††† Broschardt.Veronica was also the daughter of the late?Bertram from

††† Ebernburg.

††††††† Peter Muller and his wife, Charlotte Stadtmuller, originate from

††† Heinzenhausen by Kaiserslautern.

††† Johannes and Elisabeth

††††††† Johannes is the son of Johann Philipp (1763 - 1841) and Elisabeth

††† Soerr (in) (1752 - 1838), who married 1793.

††††††† Elisabeth Dhom (in) is the daughter of Urban Dhom(1754 - 1833) and

††† his wife was Mararetha Koch (in)(1762 - 1840) from Imsweiler. They mar-

††† ried in 1780.

††††††† The couple, Johannea(1797 - 1868) and Maria Elisabeth Dhom (1799 -

††† 1874), daughter of Urban and Margaretha (Koch) Dhom, married in the year

††† 1815 and had five children:

††††††† A.Urban, born 1820, married Katharina(1828 - 1857).They married

††† in 1849.Katharina is the daughter of Johann Philipp Dhom(1798 - 1875)

††† and Elisabeth Doerr(1804 - 1870).

††††††††††† 1.Margaretha was born 1852 and married Andreas

††††††††††† Blusmers from Erbesbudesheim.

††††††††††† 2.Elisabeth(1853 - 1853)

††††††††††† 3.Philipp(1854 - 1855)

†† †††††††††4.Christian(1856 - 1856)

††††††††††† 5.Eva(1860 - 1861)

††††††††††† From this family only one daughter lived.See also Johann

††††††† Philipp- Ruppertsecken, page 42,3b.


††††††† B. Johannes(1824 - 1905) first married Margaretha Fischer (1827 -

††† 1848); daughter Magdalena(1848 - 1877) married Johann Vollet from

††† Ruppertsecken.

††††††††††† Johannes married second to Christine Doerr(1817 - 1891)

†††††††††††† 1.Christian(1853- 1927)See under Christian Rupperstecken,

†††††††††††† page 55.

†††††††††††† 2.Johannes(1854 - 1919)married Maria Lang.See again

†††††††††††† under Bitsch - Muhlbach in Bruch, page 58.

†††† Notes to B 1st marriage:

††††††† Johannes Vollet (1867) is the son of Christian Vollet and Elisabeth

††† Dhom.

†††††††††††† 3.Katharina (1857) married Konrad Bossong.

†††††††††††† See Bitsch - Mulbach, page 60.

†††††††††††† 4.Heinrich(1858 -†††† ).See Homburg-Saar, page 61.

††††††† C.Philipp(1829 - 1890).See Speyer, page 57.

††††††† D.Christian(1834 -††† ).See Weitersweiler, page 48.

††††††† E.Margaretha(1836 - 1862)married Johannes Fischer from

††††††† Bastenhaus were he operated a farm.Margaretha married in 1861

††† ††††and died in 1862.


Christian Ruppertsecken

††††††† Christian(1853 - 1917) was born in Marienthal because his mother

was from there.Christian later lived in Ruppertsecken wher he also died.

His first marriage in 1877 was with Wilhelmine Philippine Stollhof from

††† Wurzweiler.The second marriage was with Katharina Ostermayer from

††† Teschenmoschel.She lived 1858 - 1921.

††††††† The couple had ten children:

††††††† 1.Katharina, born 1880, married Rieck.

††††††† 2.Anna Maria, born 1884, no children.

††††††† 3.Heinrich, born 1885, married Emma Baumann.

††††††† 4.Philipp, born 1887.

††††††† 5.Friedrich, born 1889.

††††††† 6.Pirmin, born 1891

††††††† 7.Philippine, born 1896.

††††††† 8.Robert, born 1900and died 1972.

††††††† 9.Elis, born 1902, and married†† ?†† Frey.

†††††††† 10.Tina, single.

††††††† Notes to # 3:Heinrich (1885 - 1917) died in W. W. I.He was

††††††† married to Emma Baumann from Steckweiler.

††††††††††† 1.Maria,born 1909, married Robert Wolf

††††††††††† from Alsenz.He died in W. W. II.

††††††††††† They had 3 children.

††††††††††† 2.Alois, born 1911, lived in Ungstein with sons.

††††††††††† 3.Elisabeth, born 1913, married Ludwig Raidl

††††††††††† in Maikammer with 3 sons.

††††††††††† 4.Otto, obrn 1914,lived in Wollsach by Munich

††††††††††† with one son and one daughter.

††††††††††† 5.Heinrich, born 1917, died in W. W. II,†† no

††††††††††† children.

†††††††††† 6.Karl, born 1919,died in W. W. II,no

††††††††††† children.

††††††† Notes to #4:Philipp, born 1887, lived in Rheinland in

††††††††† Oberboinghausen with five sons and five daughters.


††††††† Notes to # 5:Friedrich, born 1889, the senior of today's Dhoms,

††††††† lived in Ruppertsecken where earlier he operated a farm and was the

††††††† mayor of Ortsburgermeister.He married Helene Braun(born 1910)

††††††† in Schneebergerhof.She is the daughter of Carl Braun and Margaretha

††††††† Schreiber from Schneckenhausen.They married in 1930 and had two

††††††† children:

††††††††††† 1.Margaretha Maria( named Greta)was born in

††††††††††† 1930 and married Johannes Muller in 1932

†††††††† †††in Oppau from Weitersweiler.They had two

††††††††††† children:

††††††††††††††† a.Birgit(1959-††††††† )

††††††††††††††† b.Klaus(1964 -††††† )

††††††† 2.Pirmin Johannes(born 1932)married Wiltrud Vollet (born†††††††††

†††††††††† 1936)with son Gerhard (born 1959)

††††††† Notes to # 6:Pirmin was born in 1891 and lives in Ludwigshafen.

††††††† He had a daughter, Ellen, who has already died.

††††††† Notes to # 8:Robert(1900 - 1972)married Marianne Putsch.

††††††† They have a daughter, Christel, who married Armin Keiper

††††††† from Wuppertal.Their children:

††††††††††† Ute

††††††††††† Michel

††† Notes:

††††††††††† Robert built, after the end of W.W. II, in Ruppertsecken, a hotel. After his death, it was replaced by a small old folks home.

††††††††††† A member of this family explained to me that he was not interested in family history and therefore gave me no information.



††††††† Philipp lived from 1829 until 1890.†† He was born in Ruppertsecken on

††† 14 Sept. 1829 and is the son of Johannnes Dhom(1797 - 1868) and

††† Elisabeth(1799 - 1874), she being the daughter of Urban and Margaretha

††† (Koch) Dhom.

††††††† He decided to become a priest and was ordained on 10 Aug. 1853 in

††† Speyer.He was the chaplain in Landau for a short time and, in 1856, the

††† chaplain in Kriegsfeld where he also worked a short time.

††††††† For twelve years, he was priest in Obermoschel and finally returned to

††† Speyer.He was named to the office of Bishop on 16 Nov. 1870 with the

††† ceremony taking place on 15 Jan. 1871.He died on 23 Dec. 1890 in a

††† cloistered order in Waldbreitbach by Koblenz.


Bitsch - Muhlbach in Bruch

††††††† Since the first name Johannes in the Dhom line is very pleasing.I

††† must, for the best understanding, in our case somewhat further explain,

for now we come to a Johanness who lived from 1854 - 1919.First of all, we

††† must mention his ancestors.

††††††† The parents were Johannes who was born in 1824 in Ruppertsecken

††† and died in 1905 in Marienthal.He married the second time to Christine

††† Doerr(1817 - 1891.)†† Grandparents of our Johannes were Johannes

††† (1797 - 1868), who lived in Ruppertsecken and his wife, Maria Elisabeth

††† Dhom(1799 - 1874).Who was this Maria Elisabeth Dhom?She was the

††† daughter of Urban Dhom and Margaretha Koch who originated in Imsweiler.

††††††† Through this marriage, the Dhom relationship comes somewhat closer.

††† About the couple Urban and Margaretha will be found more information on

††† another page.Now back to our Johannes, born 1854-1919.

††††††† I shall refer to the greatest part of the information given to me by

the teacherHedwig Dhom who lives in Bruchmuhlbach(today called Muhlbach

††† in Bruch).From the following pages it should be easily noticed that

Hedwig and her father, Johannes, are very interested in family history.

††††† ††While Johannes(born 1851)attended the (Gymnasium) in Speyer,

††† he lived in a guest house.(A Gymnasium is a school that is a little more

advanced than our high school).He retired from military service in Metz

and went to work for the railroad in Elsass-Lothringen.†† Finally, he took

over the office of railroad station attendant in Steinburg by Zabern in Elsass.

††† After the end of the war, he moved to Rockenhausen where he died on 18

††† Feb. 1919.The family lived in Rockenhausen on Schloss-Strasse(Castle-

††† Street).†† Today, in that place, is to be found a textile business.


††††††† Johannes married Maria Lang who originated from Hottweiler by Bitsch.

††† Children of the couple are:

††††††† A.Maria(1887 - 1976)Bruchmuhlbach.

††††††† B.Alexander(1890 - 1930)was a pastor in Muhlbach in Bruch.

††††††† C.Anna(1891 -††††† )married Jakob Bossong.

††††††† D.Emil(1894 - 1914)died in W. W. I

††††††† E.Hedwig(1895-†††† )Bruchmuhlbach.


††††††† To. B:Alexander attended the Gymnasium in Zabern and Metz and

††† studied theology in Metz until the beginning of W.W. I.He then became a

††† soldier in the garrison Braunschweig and finally lieutenant in the

infantry. He earned various souvenir decorations by the American Garrison.

††††††† After the wars [sic] end, he resumed his studies in Mainz and Speyer.His

††† ordination took place 11 July 1920 in Speyer and his ordination

celebration on 18 July 1920 in Rockenhausen.He worked as chaplain in the following

††† places:Herzheim, Kirchheimbolanden, Frankenthal, Bad Durkheim, and

††† Steinfeld from Dec. 1923 until the end of 1928.He was Expositus in Grethen

††† andon 1 Jan. 1929 Pastor in Muhlbach in Bruch.He died 1 Dec. 1930 in

††† Muhlbach.

††††††† The priest of Muhlbach in Bruch, Alexander Dhom, died at the age of

40, at the height of his life after a short illness.He was born in Bitsch

as the son of a civil service family.He entered his theological studies in Metz,

during which time the 1st world war broke out.He served from the beginning

until the bitter end on front lines.No wonder his health suffered.All too

early was he taken from his pastorship.


Notes to C:

††††††† Anna was born in 1891 and married her cousin, Jakob Bossong from

††† Marienthal.The relationship can be explained as follows:

††††††† Konrad Bossong from Schweisweiler married Katharina Dhom(born

††† 1875) in Marienthal.She was the omly daughter of Johannes and Christine

††† Dhom.Katharina was also the sister of our Johannes.

††† The children and grandchildren are:

††††††† 1. Josef was born in 1923 and married Gretel Masur(born 1913).

††††††††††† a. Georg(born 1948)

††††††† 2.Anni was born in 1924 and married Hugo Ruther(born 1909)

††††††††††† (a)Barbara

††††††††††† (b)Marianne

††††††††††† (c)Brigitte

††††††††††† (d)Doris

††††††††††† (e) Thomas

††††††††††† (f)†† Michael

††††††††††† (g)Christian

††††††††††† (h)Annette

††††††† 3.Hermann(actor) died in W.W. II.

††††††† 4.Robert married Lore Grimm (the marriage is separated)

††††††††††† (a) Brigitte

††††††††††† (b)Mathias

††††††† 5.Konrad was born in 1937 and married Christel Theis(born 1938)

††††††††††† (a)Andreas(born 1965)

Notes to E:Hedwig attended athe Hohere Madchenschule (a finishing

††† school for young ladies of about 14 years of age and up) in Zabern and became [attended?]

a teacher seminar in Schlettstadt.Until she moved to Rockenhausen,

††† she was a teacher in Lothringen.She was employed in the pfalzischen

††† school service in Bruchmuhlbach from 1940 until 1961.


Homburg - Saar

††††††† The youngest son of Johannes Dhom(1824 - 1905) and Christine Doerr

††† (1817 - 1891) received the name Heinrich who so far in this Dhom family

††† history has not been mentioned.

††††††† Dr. of Philosophy, Heinrich Dhom, was born 7 Aug 1859 and died 24

††† Nov. 1928.He was Gymnasium teacher, professor and head studies advisor

††† in Freising, Schweinfurt, Eichstatt, and Regensburg.He died at the home

of his son, Dr. of Medicine Heinrich Dhom, Sanitoruim Strobing, Post Endorf.

Obb. on 23 Nov. 1928.He married Elise Hause, who was born 8 Feb. 1862 and

††† died 7 March 1947 in Regensburg.

††††††† (The next few pages are being told by Georg Dhom who is the grandson

††† of Heinrich Dhom).

††††††† My grandfather, Dr. Phil. Heinrich Dhom, spoke two foreign

languages, English and French.He also studied Hebrew and Sanskrit.During the time

††† he was gymnasium teacher in Eichstatt he had his leg amputated due to a

††† chronic bone disease.The operation took place at that time in his home.

By his amazing trust in God, he was able to withstand the deaths of two of

his children.His daughter, Hemine, was already dead fourteen years when in

††† 1914 his son, Robert, suffered a hero's death. He and his wife lived in the house of my

parents in Strobing and I only remember him from my early childhood. He was a little fat, stout,

jolly man who loved his Pfalzish homeland above all.He regularly received a

††† packet of sausage and wine from his home.

††††††† During 1926 - 1927, my parents took the grandparents to France to

visit the grave of the son and brother which was a great auto trip for that day.

††††††† Dr. Heinrich Dhom died in the home of my parents from a stroke and is

††† buried in Regensburg in the grave of his earlier deceased daughter,



††††††† Dr. of Phiposophy Heinrich Dhom had three children, namely:

††††††† 1.Dr. of Medicine Heinrich Dhom was born 25 June 1890 in

††††††† Schweinfurt, and died 18 Jan. 1958 in Munich.

††††††† 2.Robert Dhom was born 22 June 1893 and died 22 Dec 1944 in

††††††† W. W. II as company leader.

††††††† 3.Hermine Dhom was born 9 April 1903 and died 6 May 1917

††††††† in Regensburg.

††††††† My father, Dr. of Medicine Heinrich Dhom, was the oldest son of Dr. of

††† Philosophy Heinrich Dhom.He grew up in the house of his parents in

††† Eichstatt and attended the Gymnasium school.In 1910 he began the study

††† of medicine and studied in Munich and Berlin.In 1914 after the outbreak

of W. W. I, he became a medic on the battle field.In 1917 he married my

††† mother, Barbara Heim, who was born 12 Aug. 1893, and is now living in

††† Wurzburg, Salvator Street 22.

††††††† My mother is a daughter of the one time known Reichstag representative

††† and Barischen farm leaders (Farmers doctor) family.Dr. Georg Heim and my

††† grandfather, Dr. Phil. Heinrich Dhom were very close friends and both of

them were also schoolmates.The two men formed a partnership to minister to

the medical needs of the Bayrischen farmers of the area.

††††††† After the war, my father built, in 1918, a Sanatorium (medical

building) in Strobing, Post Endorf Obb.In Strobing there was before the Sanatoruim a

††† brewery.Georg Heim bought the brewery in order to transform it and make

††† a place for the farmers to receivemedical treatment.The Sanatorium

††† flourished very fast and was equipped with all modern medical equipment.

My father, Heinrich Dhom, during the war years only, worked on the front

lines in

††† Lazaretten.He taught himself the use of modern x-ray equipment and the

††† physical treatment method.


††††††† As the son-in-law of the Nazi hated farmers doctor, my father lost

his place as the chief doctor in Strobing.

††††††† As a practicing doctor, he established himself in Eichstatt, the city

of his childhood.After difficult beginning years, he finally acquired a

large practice.He was not only the doctor of the poor farmers, but also of

the blacks and Jews which he fearlessly and intensively treated.This soon

led to the hatred of the Burgermeister (mayor) and area leader who was also a

††† doctor.My father was finally forbidden to enter the hospital.As his

position became more and more difficult, the power of the Pratei became ever

greater, under the later in Nurenberg hanged district leader Streicher became ever [sic]

††† greater as he, in 1937, entered the Wehrmacht and hung his practice on a

††† nail.

††††††† In 1938, he moved to Regensburg.During W. W. II, he was part of the

††† garrison of doctors in Marienbad and then served as division Dr. in

several of the Russian fronts in Russia.By the war's end, he came to the farmers

††† American prison in Bad Kreuznach.

††††††† After Regensburg, he began again a new beginning in the practice of

††† medicine and headed the medical office in Regensburg and finally became

††† head medical councilor in Munich.Shortly after his retirement, he died

on 18 Jan. 1958.


††† His three sons are:

††† 1.Robert Dhom was born 16 Dec. 1919 in Strobing, Post Endorf and now

††† lives in Mammolshaisn-Tauus, on Hasensprung 1.He was a member of the

††† board of directors of the Commerzbank, Frankfurt and was married to

Irmgard Bluhm (born 1922) from Prestin, Mecklenburg.

††† They have four children:

††††††† (a)Renate Dhom born 1945 in Regensburg.

††††††† (b)Annegret Dhom born 1947 in Regensburg.

††††††† (c)Mathias Dhom born 1954 in Regensburg.

††††††† (d)Christof Dhom born 1960 in Dortmund.

††† 2.Dr. Med. Georg Dhom was born on 16 May 1922 in Strobing, Post

††† Endorf, Obb. - now lives on 665 Homburg-Saar, Virchovstrasse 28.He is

††† Professor of Pathology and Anatomy at the University of Saarlandes.He

††† married Dorothee Springer, born 9 Fev. 1925 in Hirschberg, Riesengebirge/

††† Schlesien.

††† They have four children:

††††††† (a)Susanne,born 22 Sept. 1949

††††††† (b)Elisabeth,born 12 April 1951

††††††† (c)Henrich,born 12 March 1953

††††††† (d)Georg,born 19 Aug. 1958

††† 3.Dr. Med. Dent. Heinrich Dhom was born 16 Aug. 1925 in Strobing, Post

††† Endorf, and lived in 8700 Wurzburg.He is a dentist with his own

practice in Wurzburg and is married to Agnes Jochner, born 1927 in Arnsdorf in

††† Niederbayern.

††† They have two children:

††††††† (a)Andreas,born 1952

††††††† (b)Stefan,born 1955.


††††††† We three sons, Robert, Georg, and Heinrich, have lived a wonderful

††† childhood in the house of our parents in Strobing.The doctor's house

††† stands alone at the edge of the trees separated by a path from the

††† Sanatorium.We had chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats and through the

††† large farm operation connected with the Sanitorium, we lived a free and

wonderful life being close friends with the farm hands, horses and cows.

There my grandfather, on my mother's side, Georg Heim, was also with us over

††† most of the summer.We also took part in the political time of 1933.

††††††† At that time, there were interesting guests and speakers at our

house, in [sic] the kitchen piles of cakes and cookies had to be baked and above all,

we saw very interesting big cars of the times like Bugtti, Chevrolet,

Brennabor, Steyr, and so forth.

††††††† One time was the crown price Rupprecht a guest in our house and I

††† remember my parents carefully taking down a picture of Bismark so as not

††† to offend the other guests.After the coffee, we children were carefully

††† cleaned up and presented to the Crown Prince.

††††††† The Crown Prince offfered me a piece of cake; I thanked him politely,

††† but remindedhim I had already eaten a better piece in the kitchen.

††††††† It became exciting for us since before our house the Bavarian guards

began to drill on the path, it was a half military organization of the

party of my grandfather, the Bavarian Peoples Party.At that time, each party was en-

††† gaged in a political war to the political battle of the protection of the

military. The greatest speech of my grandfather Heim we heard on the radio andal-

††† ready as children we took enthusiastic part in the election results.

When Hilter came into power, everything was gone.We occupied an old apart-

††† ment house in Eichstatt which lay lay romantically on the city wall.As

we emerged from the train in Eichatatt I called loudly to my father, "Have you

††† already had a patient?"Naturally, that was very painful to my mother.

††††††† We lived very modestly at that time and purchased the very smallest

†††† car which was driven day and night over the bad steets of the Jura Mtns.

††† and to the many villages there.


††††††† The farmers of the area had a very difficult time in their fields due to the fact

that it seemed that the fields had more stones than dirt.They had

no money to pay for medical treatment and so they bartered with my mother.

††† Often have I heard them say "Mrs. Doctor, will you trade for a goose?"

††† Often times in the fall, my mother could not afford to feed them.

††††††† My father, however, took them as part of the price and many poor

people he treated for (Gotteslohn - God's wages) out of the goodness of his


††††††† It happened again that polictical hardships set in.

††††††† We boys were in the meantime attending the Gymnasium school and

††† were members of the Catholic Organization of St. Georg.The forceful

Hilter youth organization opposed the Organization of St. Georg, which forced us

††† to meet in secret which naturally made things more interesting and

stimulating.Through legal force, I was made to join this Hitler youth organization

††† and then almost immediately was thrown out with abuse and dishonor be-

††† cause I was not participating fully.

††††††† In 1938 my father was in the military and we moved with the parents to

††† Regensburg again to make a new beginning.We got accustomed very

††† quickly to this beautiful old city.

††††††† In 1939 my brother, Robert, took his exam.He wanted to become an

††† officer and in the fall right after the war's beginning, he became a Cadet

††† officer in the infantry regiment in Ingolstadt.

††††††† Because of my father's example, I decided on a career as a military

††† medical officer and in 1939 with seventeen years a Cadet officer, the

exam was presented.

††††††† My mother stayed alone with my younger brother, Heinrich in Regens-

††† burg.

††††††† My brother, Robert, took part as a lieutenant in the advance march

††† and the first return march in Russia.Later, he was assigned to the

††† General's staff.With luck, he was able to prevent becoming assigned to

††† the SS - Staff.


††††††† After the war, he studied the political economy in Munich and he

followed the same goal as his grandfather Heim, that being to work in the

farming coop.

††††††† Because of an old animosity against the name Heim, he entered the

††† banking industry.Today he is a member of the board of the Commerzbank

††† in Frankfurt.Previous to this, he had a fast career in Koln,

Dussseldorf, and Dortmund.

††††††† My brother, Heinrich, was also a soldier with the storm artillery and

††† withdrawal forces in Italy andin 1944, still on a mission which turned

out to be in an English prison.After his return home, he finished his exam

in Regensburg and then studied dental surgery in Wurzburg.After many years

††† of service as an assistant at the university's dental clinic in Wurzburg,

he settled himself in the center of the city where today he has a flourishing

††† practice.

††††††† I myself had the good fortune to study medicine during the war as a member of the

army medical service.I was previously with army medical

††† company on the battlefields in France.For a short time, I was a medical

††† officer with an Infantry battalion in Russia.I studied medicine in

Wurzburg, Munich, and Berlin.In Feb. 1944, I took the state exam,then until 1946,

I worked in a war prison hospital in Regensburg.After two years of

service as an assistant in the stat hospital in Weiden-oberpfalz, I entered, in

1948, the Pathology Institute in Regensburg and in 1950, followed my Chief Professor

††† Dr. of Medicine Eugen Kirch to the University of Wurzburg.

††††††† Ten years later I was the professor of pathology there.In 1965, I

was called to the teachers school for pathology at the University of the

Saarland and since then, I have lived with my family in Homburg.

††††††† In 1970 in order not to break my connection with the Institutein

††† Homburg and hopefully to have more time for my scholarly preference, I ac-

††† cepted the call to the University of Munster.

George Dhom


Gollheimer Hauschen

††††††† The Gollheimer Hauschen lies half way between Gollheim and Hamsen

††† on Roman Street.It displays a study project.Earlier, there was

created there a living and working place.In the middle of the woods, hovever,

on a good street, lies a farming experiment.On both sides of the street lie fields.

††††††† Johannes Dhom, born 1863 in Ruppertsecken as the son of Heinrich

††† Dhom(1825 - 1901) and Margaretha Stollhof (1838 - 1914) bought, in 1913,

††† this right of way.The houses of this project are the same as duplexes

††† with the front door belonging to both owners.The farm buildings are laid out

right and left.

††††††† Johannes married Franziska Klag, a teacher's daughter from Lohnsfeld.

††† The family Klag originates from Lohnsfeld, wher the father was a teacher.

††† Franziska Klag lived from 1875 - 1954.She was, therfore, 83 years old.

††† The couple reached a beautiful age of 79 and 83 years.

††††††† All children of this couple are born in Ruppertsecken with the

exception of Johanna, who was born in Gollheimer Hauschen in 1913.All of this

familylives close to each other in Gollheimer Hauschen, Rosenthalerhof, in

††† Bolanden, Eisenberg, Grunstadt, Kirchheim on the Weinstrasse as well as

††† Dirmstein.

††††††† Concerning the children of Johannes and Franziska, I shall first name

the sons, therefore the name carriers, and then the daughters.

††††††† I.Rudolf(1898 -1974)married Sophi Staubnitz(born 1902).

††††††††††† (1)Manfred was born in 1933 and married Ursula

††††††††††† Rymkiewicz, born 1945.This family lives in Grunstadt.

††††††† II.Herman was born in 1901 and married Lisa Wener - no

††††††† children.They live in Gollheimer Hauschen.


†††† III.Heinrich was born in 1903 and married Elisabeth Schneider,

††††††† born in 1905.

††††††† (a)Hedwig(1930 - 1961) married?†† Thiel and lived in

††††††††††† Frankfurt/Main; they had no children.

††††††† (b)Marga was aborn in 1932 and married Werner Schumacher,

††††††††††† born 1933.

††††††††††† (1)Thomas,born 1958

††††††† This family lives in Frankfurt/Main.

††† IV.Otto was born in 1908 and married Emilie Homann, born 1913.

††††††† (a)Werner, born 1939, married Ute Paulhaber, born 1939

††††††††††† (1)Elke, born 1963

†††††††††† (2)Jurgen, born 1966

††††††† (b)Gerda was born in 1940 and married Heiner Schafer, born

††††††††††† 1936.

††††††††††† (1)Bernd, born 1964

††††††††††† (2)Peter, born 1967

††††††† (c)Norbert, born 1950, married Ute Bender, born 1952

††† V.Katharina was born in 1900 and married Karl Bauer(1901 - 1934), who

††††††† was born in Standenbuhl.He was a blacksmith.

††††††† 1.†† Hans was born in Standenbuhl in 1932.

††††††††††††† He learned the trade of a men's tailor and later became a cook and ran a cafe

††††††††††† in Dirmstein. He married Ruth Felske and is today the main

††††††††††† agent for an insurance company.

††††††††††† Three daughters:

††††††††††† (a)Karin was born 9 Jan. 1954 and married

††††††††††††††Herbert Wellstein,born 1951.

††††††††††††††† Both are employers of justice in Frankenthal.


††††††††††† (b)Karla was born 9 Jan. 1956 and married Fritz

††††††††††††††† Strortzum, born 1950.

††† ††††††††††††(1) Nicole, born 9 Jan. 1976

††††††††††† This couple runs a restaurant in Dirmstein.

††††††††††† (c)Carmen was born in 1960 and has a degree

††††††††††††††† in the food business.

††† Note:Three family members have a birthday on the same day.

††† VI.Maria was born in 1904 and married Peter Krauss, who

††††††† was born in 1909, from Kirchheim-Weinstrasse in Eisenberg.

††† VII.Margaretha was born in 1906 and married Friedrich Schneider

††††††† (1903 - 1967) from Eisenberg.They lived in Eisenberg.

††† VIII.Barbara was born in 1907 and married Philipp Gerhard,

†††††††† born 1904, from Bolanden and lived in Bolanden with four children:

††††††††††† (a)Otto was born in 1929 and married Maria Frank from Alsfeld

††††††††††††† ††with these children:

††††††††††††††††††† (1)Peter, born 1952

††††††††††††††††††† (2)Christine, born 1954

††††††††††††††††††† (3)Eva Maria, born 1956, married Erwin Berger.

††††††††††††††††††††††† They had Daniel Peter, born in 1975

††††††††††† ††††††††(4)Andreas, born 1961

††††††† (b)Ingemarie was born in 1931 and married Lothar Muller,

††††††††††† born 1922 from Oggersheim.

††††††††††† They had three daughters:

††††††††††††††† (1)Heidi, born 1952

††††††††††††††† (2)Barbara,born 1954

††††††††††††††† (3)Carmen,born 1958

††††††† (c)Waltraud,born 1935

††††††† (d)Henriette, born 1938, married Alexander Wagner, born 1938,

††††††††††† from Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim.

††††††††††† Three children:

††††††††††† (1)Michael (1956)(2)Rolf(1962)†† (3)Corinna(1966)


††† IX.Franziska was born in 1911 in Ruppertsecken and married Heinrich

††††††† Siegel, born 1905 in Kirchheim/Weinstrasse.He died in 1964.This

††††††† couple runs a restaurant in Kirchheim/W.This couple has no children.

††† X.Johanna was born in 1913 in Gollheimer Hauschen and married Georg

†††††††† Siegel, born 1909.They lived in Kirchheim-Weinstrasse with five

†††††††† children:

††††††† (a)Elisabeth was born in 1934 in Gollheimer Hauschen and married

††††††††††† HansSchmidt, born 1931 in Eisenberg.He is a mason.

††††††††††† (1)Axel was born in 1958 and is an apprentice in

††††††††††††††† electroswitchboards.

††††††† (b)Gunther was born in 1936 in Gollheimer Hauschen - single-

††††††††††† auto-electrical worker.

††††††† (c)Otto was born in 1939 in Gollheimer Hauschen and married

††††††††††† Irmgard Kramer, born 1939 in Grunstadt.They have two

††††††††††† children:

††††††††††† (1)Klaus Gunther,born 1959

††††††††††† (2)Christel,born 1962

††††††† The family lives in Kirchheim - W.

††††††† (d)Christel, born in 1942 in Kirchheim/W., married Ingo Lohr, born in

††††††††††† 1941 in Eisenberg with two children.

††††††††††† (1)Elka,born 1964

††††††††††† (2)Petra,born 1965

††††††† The couple operates a printing business and sells office equipment.

††††††† (e)Peter, born 1945 in Kirchheim-Weinstrasse, married Doris

††††††††††† Martinack, born 1949.

††††††††††† No children.

†††††††††† He is employed in chemistry and she in the food processing business.



††††††† In the year 1903 Joseph Hoffman I was the priest helper in Imsweiler.

††† He said that he was related to the Dhoms. This also establishes Lusie

††† Dhom from Schweisweiler.The relationship is as follows:

††††††† Johann Grassstatter from Falkenstein married Christine Thom (in) from

††† Ruppertsecken.Their daughter, Franzisca, married Johann Friedrich

††† Hoffmann.A son of this marriage is Heinrich Joseph, who married Anna

††† Maria Siebenwurst.The fith child of this marriage is Joseph, born 22

Nov. 1873 in Biedesheim by Gollheim.On 13 Aug. 1899, he became the priest

††† in Speyer.On 27 April 1916, he died while he was the priest in

††† Frosskaribach.

††††††† His stations as priest are:

††††††† 1899Chaplain in Gossersweiler

††††††† 1901Chaplain in Zweibrucken

††††††† 1903took leave of absence due to illness

††††††† 1903Chaplain in Imsweiler

††††††† 1905Chaplain in Germerswheim

††††††† 1906Chaplain in Dahn

††††††† 1908Chaplain in Eailammer

†††††††††††††† Priest supervisor in Schallodenbach

††††††† 1910Priest in Gresskarlbach

††††††† In my research, I find no Christine Dhom; still her existence is


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