Family Tree – Ruhr Basin
In the region of Dorsten on the north side of the Ruhr area, two surviving family trees are known, the origin of which does not go far back. One originated in Dortmund, the other in Dinslaken. There is still much to discover here if the church books are examined further.
The current ancestor of Dortmund is called August, married around 1900 and had children in the following twenty years. Little else is known about it. Dinslaken’s current ancestor is called Johann, married Elisabeth Gehrmann in 1872, and was a factory worker. Furthermore, there are the following starting points and observations:
- There are quite a lot of Van Dorstens known in the region between 1600 and 1900. However, nothing was found in Dortmund at all (source Ancestry).
- A lot of data was found in Dinslaken between 1800 and 1900. But the mutual relationships are still unclear.
Given the short history, very little can be said about this.
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Below is an overview of the stock series with name-bearing descendants. Under the menu option Genealogy you can find all the details of this family tree.