Danneil Family Genealogy

Danneil Family Photos Page

Johann Freidrich Danneil and German Web Links

Records Found in German Church Books - March 2001

United States Danneil Genealogy

George Washington Gale Ferris Genealogy


New!  German Trip - Unseburg, Germany - March 2001

Danneil Family records from St. Stephan's Church, Unseburg, Germany - Record Books 1811 - 1890

Johann Friedrich Danneil (1783-1868)
Archaeology of Altmark, Germany, museum in Salzwedel

JF Danneil

  J. F. Danneil museum in Salzwedel, Germany.
J. F. Danneil is recognized to be the inventor of the Age classifications of Iron, Bronze, Stone. He developed this classifying method while investigating the Archaeological remains in Altmark where the Prussians first entered German territory.


J. F. Danneil Genealogy

Links to German sites -- Johann Friedrich Danneil (1783-1868) - Archaeology of Altmark, Germany, museum in Salzwedel, Germany. Salzwedel is north of Magdeburg which is centered between Hanover and Berlin.

Salzwedel-Online - Salzwedel & Altmark area sights.
Internet Sources of German Genealogy How's your German!!!
German Genealogy Home Page Family Finder Index (FTM World Family Tree) is the site to search for a surname. You might find a submitter listed on the FTM Submitters List.

German Trip - Unseburg, Germany - March 2001

Our trip to Germany in March 2001 was very productive!  The following lists the family records we found in the community record books kept in the church house in Unseburg, Germany.  We were very fortunate to find the priest, and to have a german family Danneil with us who could read the old Frieschan script.

Danneil Family records from St. Stephan's Church, Unseburg, Germany - Record Books 1811 - 1890


United States Danneil Family Genealogy

The problem is the missing link!  Our family records show a Johann Danneil, but is he the famous one?
The following listing is from original German papers for Sebastian Heinrich Danneil and other family records.
Note that the Unseburg church record differs for the first three people listed below.

Descendants of I. Danneil

1  I (J ?) Danneil  1763??? -   Schulenburg, Germany
........2  Johann Friedrich Danneil  1783 - 1863   Schulenburg, Germany
.............+Marie W. Engle  (2nd wife Dorothea)
...................3  Sebastian Heinrich Danneil  1835 January 12, Unseburg, Germany - 1909 April 28  d Abt. April 1909 in MISHAWAKA, INDIANA, USA, m 1867 March 29 in New York City;  Passport 14 May 1866; 2 SISTERS GERMANY; Handworker license: Master Shoemaker, Eglen, Germany 1861; Confirmation: Church of Unseburg 1849
.......................+Friedricka Christiana Grat Grahm  1842 July 4 - 1912 December 7   Passport.  Destination: Chicago???  From: Hamburg
..............................4  Emma Friedrich Danneil  1870 -    m. 1894
..................................+Frank D Reasor
.........................................5  Gerald Reasor
..............................4  Emiel Heinrich Danneil  1872 - 1927
Nina Rush
..............................4  Bertha Anne Danneil  1874 - 1957   m. 1896
..................................+Charles M Cook
..............................4  Wilhelm Carl Danneil  1877 - 1944  d in MISHAWAUKA, INDIANA, USA,  m. 1906
..................................+Anna Eliza Ferris      divorced 1911
.........................................5  Roland Ferris Danneil  1908 -
.............................................+Ermma Anna Johnson  1909 - 1979  d in Evanston, Illinois
....................................................6  Anne Kathrine Danneil  1937 -
........................................................+Frank Spalla
....................................................6  William Roland Danneil  1938 -
....................................................6  Irving Karl Danneil  1940 -
....................................................6  Mary Lou Margaret Danneil  1942 -
........................................................+Ed Brady
....................................................6  David Lewis Danneil  1943 -
....................................................6  Bruce Warren Danneil  1944 -
........................................................+Linda Lou Smith  1939 -
..............................................................7  Janice Carol Danneil  1977 -
..............................................................7  Philip Wayne Danneil  1978 -
.........................................5  Karl Henry Danneil  1909 - 1982  d in GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS, USA  Buried- MILLER CHAPEL KEOSAUQUA IOWA
.............................................+Frances Nita Downard  d in GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS, USA  Buried- MILLER CHAPEL KEOSAUQUA IOWA
....................................................6  Karl Lee Danneil  1941 - WebSite Master, Electronic Engineer
........................................................+Eleanor Laraine Morris  1944 -
....................................................6  Loren Justin Danneil  1942 -
....................................................6  Marvin Forest Danneil  1943 -
........................................................+Cheryl Darlene Bandemer
..............................................................7  Christopher Scot Danneil  1972 -  m. 1998
..................................................................Gail Patrica Berry
..................................................................8  Adam  1999 -
..............................................................7  Michael Wayne Danneil  1972 -
..................................................................8 Hazel Crescent Danneil  2000 -
..............................................................7  Craig Ryan Danneil  1974 -
....................................................6  Frank Bohun Danneil  1945 -Prudential Insurance - Automobile
........................................................+Glenda Lee Johnson
..............................................................7  Kimberly Jane Danneil  1974 -
..............................................................7  Kendra Leigh Danneil  1977 -
..............................*2nd Wife of Wilhelm Carl Danneil:
..................................+Anna E Fultz  - 1944 m Moore m Danneil abt. 1921 d in MISHAWAUKA, INDIANA, USA
..............................4  Marie Louise Danneil  1880 -     m. 1906
..................................+George M Siefert
..............................4  Henriette Dorothea Danneil  1883 -1893
...................3 Jacob Danneil  1843-1895  b- Unseburg, Germany, d- Mishawauka, Indiana, USA -- Note: Unseburg record shows Heinrich Jakob Danneil b November 2, 1842
..........................+Anna E Beckar  1842-   married in Germany
..............................4 Frank Danneil  Living in Germany
..............................4 daughter   married Zinky, living in Germany
..............................4 Anna Danneil    m. 1876
..................................+Ernest M. Eckstein
..............................4  Otto A. Danneil  1878-1946  b. in Ludeburg, Germany, came to USA about 1890
..................................+Johanna B. Priem      m. 1902
.........................................5 Albert William Danneil  1903 -
.............................................+Louise E. Kelly
....................................................6  Marjorie Ruth  1944-    m. 13 Aug 1966
........................................................+John David Martin
.........................................5 daughter  1905 -
.........................................5 Fred  1905 -
.........................................5 Walter M.  1906 -
..............................4 Emma M. Danneil  1885-1911
..................................+Fred C. Fassnacht
 


George Washington Gale Ferris
Related through my Danneil Grand Mother maiden name Anna Ferris wife of Sebastian Heinrich Danneil.

My wife has recently traced this family connection.

The connection between Anna E. Ferris (mother of Roland and Karl Henry Danneil) and George Washington Gale Ferris (inventor of the Ferris Wheel).

Anna and George were 4 th cousins three times removed. To put it another way, Anna was the 6 th great granddaughter, George the 3 rd great grandson of Jeffery Ferris their common ancestor. A simplified descendant list follows:

1. Jeffery FERRIS , 1610 1666 m. Mary (maiden name unk.)
Among their children were Joseph and James
..2. Joseph FERRIS , 1634 1714/15 m. Ruth Knapp
....3. John FERRIS, 1658 1741, m. Abagail Hoyt
......4. Peter FERRIS, b. 1700, m. (3) name unk.
........5. Lewis FERRIS, 1755 1819, m. (2) Elizabeth Younglove
..........6. Isaiah FERRIS, 1785 1853, m. Lucinda Crouch
............7. Lewis FERRIS, b. 1827, m. Mary Crain
..............8. Cyrus FERRIS m. Mary Jane Berkey
................9. Anna Eliza FERRIS, 1889 -

..2. James FERRIS , 1642 1726, m. Mary Merritt
....3. James FERRIS, 1699 1639, m. Mary (maiden name unk.)
......4. Sylvanus FERRIS, 1737 1824, m. Mary Mead
........5. Sylvanus H. FERRIS, 1773 1861, m. Sally Olmstead
..........6. George Washington Gale FERRIS, 1818 - 1895

Sources: "History of St. Joseph County" (Mishawka, IN library), the Schaghicoke NY town historian, LDS (Latter Day Saints) genealogy files, Family Tree Maker genealogy software, and the internet. Please note that all of our information is secondary research, i.e. based on family and published information rather than original documents. Most of the information is "generally accepted," but some of it is merely tradition discounted by present day genealogists due to lack of documentation. With that caveat in mind, here is some interesting information on our common ancestor Jeffery Ferris.

Jeffery Ferris was born about 1610 in England. According to family tradition recorded in early genealogies Jeffrey was the son of Richard Ferrers of Greenwich, Kent, England, who was a messenger in the Queen's court. Jeffrey apparently changed the name from Ferrers to Ferris when he came to America. If true, then he descends from King Edward I. In any case, the name is Norman French and derives from "ferrus," Latin for iron; and means ferrier, that is horseshoe maker. The name is Ferrieres in French and Ferrari (as in race cars) in Italian.

Jeffrey stood over 6 ft. tall, with blue eyes and flaming red hair. He married three times. His first wife, Mary, was the mother of all his children. A tradition claims that she was of noble birth and married Jeffrey against the wishes of her family, and so they fled to New England. Her badly weathered tombstone appears to read "Mary .....ne."

Jeffery came to America sometime between 1630 and 1634, and was made a freeman at Watertown, MA, on 6 May 1635. It is assumed that Jeffrey was not a rigid Puritan, and much of his family later became Congregationalists and Quakers.

 

 


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