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  1. Chrity Emlaw McMurtry

    I'm very new to this but can confirm that Barbara Morgenthaler was my Great-grandmother. My grandmother was Catherine Morgathaler Essert. She was born in Dickenson, ND but died here in Oregon. Her married name was Emlaw.

    Seems the Morganthalers were fairly early to the US

    1. Reto

      Thanks for this message. I guess you are referring to the name MorgENthaler and the above variants in your post are just spelling mistakes.

  2. Rosemary Graff Kagel

    I have been working on my family history and have limited information of my Grandmother's parents from Staffelbach Switzerland. She migrated to the US in 1888 when she was 6 with her mother and 5 siblings. Her mother passed away 3 years later. I can locate 9 of her siblings in the US but have no connection to others in Switzerland. I was told her father had a total of 22 children from two wives. Whether they all survived infancy I don't know. His name was Gottlieb Morgenthaler, first wife Anna Marie Guggelman, second wife (Anna's cousin) Marie Guggelman. When I looked for Swiss records they stated that records from Staffelbach Switzerland had not been microfisced.

    Any information you can pass along to me would be greatly appreciated.

    Rosemary Graff Kagel

  3. Brian Belden

    I work at the Dickinson, N. D., Museum Center. I scan old prints and negatives. I have just come across a Joe Morgenthaler or a Joe Morganthaler, the name is spelled one way on the Osborn Studio envelope, and another way on an enclosed letter, dated December 4, 1928, from Wibaux, Montana, to Osborn Studio, in Dickinson, N. D. It is sign with only the capital letter "J" along with the last name. Could this be a relative of yours? The three, Eastman Kodak negatives, show a young couple, in formal dress. Are they your relatives? If so what was the wife's first name? Someday, the pictures will be uploaded to the internet. We are in the process of producing a new web page, more user friendly. Brain

    1. Diana Morgenthaler Graham

      I have a Joe (Joseph) Morgenthaler born around 1907 probably ND. Died 18 Oct 1975 in Washington State. Parents Phillip Morgenthaler and Kristine Seiler. Wife Alvia Blake. I do not have sources.

    2. Daniel Loyas

      Greetings! I know this is two years after the original post, but I have a Johann M Morgenthaler in my family tree. He was born 1858 in Hungary and died in 1937 in Dickinson, North Dakota. Married to Maria Weber.

  4. Fred Morganthaler

    I’m a Morgenthaler (my grandfather changed the spelling to Morganthaler). I live in the state of Montana in the USA. My Morgenthaler ancestor came to the USA in 1858 from Thal-Marmoutier, Bas Rhin, Alsace. I have traced my ancestry back to Francois Joseph Morgenthaler who was married in Thal-Marmoutier in 1768. I am interested in discussing family history with anyone who might have further knowledge of my ancestry or might be related. I’m also interested in communicating with anyone who has taken the Y-DNA test that traces a person’s paternal heritage. Thank you and hope to hear from anyone who has information soon.

  5. Diana Morgenthaler Graham

    I have been working on my ancestry and am trying to find the history of my family before it reached America.
    My Fathers Father was the first born American citizen from the family traveling from the Banat to North Dakota USA to take advantage of the land grants for farming. They came on the ship Stuttgart from Bremen through Ellis Island in 1892.
    My Father was John Michael Morgenthaler, born in North Dakota USA (1921-2009). His Father was John Jerome Morgenthaler also born in North Dakota in 1900-died 1979 in Oregon.
    My Great Grandfather was Johann M Morgenthaler born 6 Mar 1858 Hungary or Romania and died 9 Dec 1937 in North Dakota. His Father was Nikolaus Morgenthaler and his Mother was Elisabeth NN and he had a sister two years younger. The story that I heard is that Johann was orphaned at 6 years of age and raised his 4 year old sister so Nikolaus and/or Elisabeth maybe died in 1894.
    My father at one time told me that the Jewish branch was because of an adoption and that the family had been sent to the "Morning Valley" to farm to feed soldiers but I believe this to be mostly family lore and may be confused with the move to the Banat. It is my understanding that my family is ethnically German.
    Johann M Morgenthaler came to America with his wife Marianna Weber (daughter of Konrad Weber and Anna Brucker), their daughter Theresia, son Philipp and daughter Barbara. Both listed their birth place as Dolatz Hungary and coming from the village of Josefsdorf.
    The last names of my other great grandparents traveling from the Banat to North Dakota at about the same time were Lefor/Kungel , Weber/Bruckner and Harle/Lung.
    Would love to have any information that points me in a direction to further research the correct history of my Morgenthaler family. Thank you for any help.
    (Message sent to the site author in 2014. Later copied into this bulletin board)


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