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Greetings from Germany to all users of this internetpage! My family is coming from a small area called schlesien. Now is this area a county of Poland! After the world war II came my grandfather with his family to the town Halle(Saale). We live together as a small part of this family in Halle(Saale). The second part is nowadays in Stuttgart, a famous town in Germany for carconstruction.

I you wont than you can look to my homepage - or please write an email to me. The emailadress is !

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2000


Best I can tell, my ancestors came to America from Saarland, Germany.

I understand that today there is still a place called "Schwingel House" there...a kind of boarding house.

I will post more as I get it. Anybody else?

Hey Olaf,

What does "Schwingel" mean in German?

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2000

Hey Duane !

Thank you for your email. It is nice to hear from you and I will write an answer of your question with this email. The word Schwingel has no ordinary meaning in german, but I leaned in my biology-lessons that Schwingel is a name for a special kind of grass. My teacher told me something about red-schwingel and green-schwingel. Some farmers used this grass for their plantation.

It is right to say that our name is coming from farmers. But it is still a question why we call us schwingel. Probably were these farmers important and sucessful people in the past.

looking forward to hear from you

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2000

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