Revised 1997 July

Some Comments about this Site
By Harold Eddleman, Ph.D., Palmyra, Indiana, USA

This is background information removed from the index page so the index page would be easier to scan by regular visitors. The information is placed here because first time visitors may find it useful..

I am still struggling with the best organization of this site. I welcome your comments. When Eddleman geneologists correspond, a simple question often requires writing many pages of supporting data. I have received letters having the same data 2 or 3 times from the same person. The Eddleman Geneology Library reduces the need for such repetitious letters because you can post your data in the library once for all to see. Then you only need to write the new question. Better yet carry out that correspondence in the Eddleman Discussion Group so others can contribute their ideas.

My earliest proven ancestor is Catherine Eddleman who received land just east of Lexington, Kentucky, for homesteading on it in 1778. Her husband may have been David, son of Jakob. If so my lineage would be Jakob Edelmann ==> David Edelmann ==> Catherine Eddleman ==> John Eddleman ==> James Eddleman ==> Francis Marion Eddleman ==> Claude Eddleman ==> Harold Lee Eddleman (author of this website) ==> Glenn Ray Eddleman.

On 1811 January 30, John Burger and John Eddleman purchased patents on Indiana lands. That year, Catherine and her family sold their pioneer farm in Kentucky and moved to Indiana. I live 10 miles west of Catherine's Indiana farm and the site on Little Indian Creek where John Eddleman, son of Catherine, built his water powered sawmill and grist mill. The Eddleman/Burger families purchased four farms in that area. Daniel Eddleman purchased a farm in Jefferson County, Indiana. See Maps(planned).

Thousands of Americans trace their lineage to Catherine Eddleman. My ancestors have always lived within 20 miles of her Indiana home and I am familiar with all the local Eddleman resources from her Indiana farm to her Kentucky homestead. These pages focus on Catherine Eddleman's family and the 100 years before the Civil War. I seek to make that local info available on the web.

My Interest in Eddleman Geneology

I began working on Eddleman Geneology before I served in Germany in 1955. I hope this page will help those working on Eddleman geneology share information. Spellings that I have seen used in the Catherine Eddleman family records are Eddleman, Edleman, Edlemon, Edelman, and Edelmann. Can anyone tell me whether Eiddleman is the same family? Are all the Eddleman and Edelmann families actually the same family? My limited contacts with Edelmann in Europe seem to point to independent origin of more than one Edelmann family. Move some of this to a workshop page about names.

Everyone working in geneology realizes how easily misinformation gets passed around. I have had some big disappointments when a new Eddleman infobit proved to be mere speculation which had passed through many hands and had taken on the aura of fact. Therefore, THIS SITE WILL CONCENTRATE ON QUOTING WRITTEN RECORDS WITH EACH SOURCE CITED. This site will be a source book on Eddleman. It will take a year to get most of those citations in place. I hope to include some maps in this site.

My Family's Traditions

When I was a kid I had no known close Eddleman relatives. My grandfather Eddleman, who died 13 years before I was born, had 11 childern and Claude, my father, was the 10th child. Most of my father's siblings had died long before I was born or had migrated westward and no longer corresponded. Now I realize my family was in America before the American Revolution.

In 1978, I discovered several notes in court records at New Albany, Indiana. The records showed how John Eddleman's farm was divided in 1844 among eight heirs. I found the warrant where my Eddlemans purchased land in Indiana in 1811. It said they came from Kentucky near present-day Lexington. At the Kentucky Historical Society, I found tax records from their days in Kentucky. I learned my ancestor Catherine Eddleman had obtained land by homesteading on it in 1778 in Kentucky. I have never learned the name of her husband, there was a David E???? listed earlier in the local militia. We suspect Catherine's husband and some childern died in Indian Raids formented by the British out of Detroit. A couple years before that, two court records in North Carolina mention a David "Edlema(o)n".

My Travels and Work

I am a plant breeder working with small fruits and sweetpoato. My laboratory is located in the southwest corner of Palmya. This town of 200 homes is located 20 miles west of New Albany, Indiana, and Louisville, Ky.

I was in Germany, 1955-57, with the U.S. Army. Looking for my roots was my main reason for volunteering for that service. The only Edelmann I found were in Odenwald, northeast of Heidelberg. The church records I phographed were too recent to be my ancestors. Those records can only be read by persons experienced in the German pen style of 100 years ago.

www.whowhere.com phone pages for USA list about 350 Eddleman in the USA. Most of them live from mid-North Carolina to the middle of Texas.

Using www.whowhere.com I typed in Edelmann without country or city and found about 20 Edelmann in the world that have e-mail addresses. March 1997.

A simple way for you to assist this project

Collecting a family tree is a big task. Right now, just send me an e-message giving the information on Eddleman that you have at your fingertips. Please do it within 30 days, as that will help get things moving. Later you can add more details. Clearly label items as unproven if you are uncertain


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Construction began June 1997 - - - Revised 1997 August
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The Eddleman Geneology Library
By Harold Eddleman, Ph.D., Palmyra, Indiana, USA

This may be the largest international online collection of authenic

Edelmann - Eddleman Geneology Data

The Eddleman Index
Bible Records.....Deeds.......Wills...... Estates.......Ship Lists
Biographies.....Historical Maps......Tax Records....Military Records
Links to Eddleman Data in other Sites
Links to General Geneology Sites

This is a growing online library of authenic international Eddleman/Edelmann documents and trial biographies. Most records cover 1700 to the Civil War. A score of Eddleman researchers have contributed data to this library. Please put copies of your Eddleman data and biographies in this library. Bookmark this page because it is the main index page. The library materials are only available online, but this library is free and open 24 hours per day, 365 days/year, no overdue fines, no copy charges, and you may work at home! One goal of the library is to provide information about the times in which our ancestors lived. Dynamic HTML, ASP, IIS, JavaScripts and other advanced web methods are being studied for possible use in this library.

Please read: new location of some introductory information formerly located on this page.

I plan to edit all files so speculations and comments are in BLUE COLOR. Authenic, verbatim documents are the goal, but some times comments and speculations are useful. On most browsers, the links are shown with blue underline, but you can set your browser to override document specificatins and display the background and link colors to suit your preferences.

The Catherine Eddleman Room

Thousands of Americans trace their lineage to Catherine Eddleman who homesteaded in Kentucky in 1778. Since my ancestors have always lived within 20 miles of her Indiana home, I am familiar with all the local Eddleman resources from her Indiana farm to her Kentucky homestead. The primary focus of the Eddleman Genealogy Library will be to place all this local Kentucky - Indiana information online in verbatim form. This data covers 1778 to the Civil War and afterward.

My earliest proven ancestor is Catherine Eddleman who received land just east of Lexington, Kentucky, for homesteading on it in 1778. My documented lineage is Catherine Eddleman ==> John Eddleman ==> James Eddleman ==> Francis Marion Eddleman ==> Claude Eddleman ==> Harold Lee Eddleman (author of this website) ==> Glenn Ray Eddleman (author of The Eddleman Data Base).

Catherine's husband may have been David Edelmann, son of Jakob. Jakob may have been the son of David Edelmann of Steinselz-Cleeberg (Alsace), which family may have been from Canton Basel or St. Gallen area of Switzerland. If all this is true, my lineage would be: an unknown Edelmann Family in Switzerland ==> David Edelmann of Steinselz-Cleeberg, France (brought his family to Pennsylvania, British Colonies) ==> Phillip Jakob Edelmann (Maryland Colony) ==> David Edelmann (husband of Catherine Eddleman (KY 1878, IN 1811)) ==> John Eddleman ==> James Eddleman ==> Francis Marion Eddleman ==> Claude Eddleman ==> Harold Lee Eddleman ==> Glenn Ray Eddleman. The circumstantial data for this 10-generation lineage are pretty good.

On 1811 January 30, John Burger and John Eddleman purchased patents on Indiana lands. That year, Catherine and her family sold their pioneer farm in Kentucky and moved to Indiana. I live 10 miles west of Catherine's Indiana farm and the site on Little Indian Creek where John Eddleman, son of Catherine, built his water powered sawmill and grist mill. The Eddleman/Burger families purchased four farms in that area direct from the U.S. Land Office at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Daniel Eddleman purchased a farm in Jefferson County, Indiana, the same year. Maps are planned.

The Peter Eddleman Room

Peter Eddleman, Sr., born in Germany in 17--, is head of the best documented Eddleman Family in America. Peter Eddleman, Jr. was his son. More soon as other people send me the facts they have.

Immigrant's surname: EDDLEMAN/EDELMAN Immigrant's given name(s): Peter Ship name: Alexander & Ann U.S. arrival date: 5 Sep 1730 Port: Philadelphia, PA Place of origin: - Source: - Notes: Peter first settled in Horsham, Pennsylvania, living there in 1756 as a "yoeman." He owned a tavern in Northern Liberties, Phila., Penn. when he died. Wife was named Regina who died cir. 1745-1750. Children George, born 24 Dec 1732 (fought in Revolution), Maria Elizabeth, born 4 Apr 1745 and Peter. George married Anna Miller at Germantown, Penn. Reformed Church 30 Oct 1760, He died 12 May 1802 at Philadelphia. Their children, John, born 17 Nov. 1753, Rosina, born 12 Oct. 1757, Jacob, born 1 Jan. 1766, Rachel, born 6 Sept. 1772, Ann, born 5 May 1774, Saraah, born cir 1777 and Barbara. Attended St. Michaels Church in Germantown. Last lived in "Chestnut Hill."

Submitted by: Joseph K. Eddleman Jr. Email address: JOEEDDLEMAN@charleston.net

Address: 2079 Millbrook Ct. Mt. Pleasant South Carolina 29464

--------More on Peter Eddleman....did I get this from Eddleman@icsi.net, is his name James A. Eddleman, Jr.

Peter & Margret (Sharer) Eddleman came from Germany in 1762. They had 5 sons and settled in NC: Reuben, Jacob, John, Robert, Peter Jr.

----------Dr Henry Leo Eddleman, President of ____ College, sent me some pages about Peter Eddleman, Sr born 1716 in County of Erbach, Germany, Province of Hess; came to America on ship "Albany" 1749. see eg610.htm

l Date: Monday, August 25, 1997 8:14pm Electronic Mail From: INT:joeeddleman@InfoAve.Net Msg#: 338711 To: Indbio Re: Peter Eddleman Dear HArold, The information I tried to send before is as follows: Peter Edelman Sr. who was born cir. 1698 in Germany and came to this country on Sept 5, 1730 aboard the Alexander and Ann arrived with 45 other Palatine families. He first settled in Horsham, Pa, living there as a "yoeman" He owned a tavern in Northern Liberties when he died. His first wife Regina died between 1745-1750 with whom he had at least three children. He married second Christina Buda on August 26, 1750 in Germantown, Pa. Christina according to a letter by William H. Eddleman said she bore no children by him. The Reverand Muhlenberg visited Peter during his last days when he was sick before he died.William eddleman did quite a bit of research in Germany before he died but was never able to tie down the birth place of my Peter.He did locate records for another Peter Edelman in the marriage register of Ober-Sensbach, year 1717 page 145 " 1715, January 7, in the house of....? there was married by the priest after the usual public notice Hans Peter Edelmann, son of the late Hans Nicolaus Edelmann, inhabitant of Huettelthal with maid Eva Catherinea....?, legitimate daughter of the late Adam Schaeffler, inhabitant and miller of Ober-Sensbach. In documents there are mentioned the children of the above mentioned married couple: 1716, July 17, Tuesday night about 8 o'clock there was born to Hans Peter Edelmann, here by Eva Catharina, his wife, a little boy, who was baptised on the following day. 1717, Febr, 25, in the morning around 4 o'clock there was born a Rose Baerbel 1722, July 24, in the evening at 7 o'clock there was born a Hans Pete According to these documents according to a German researcher Dr. H.F. Weber from Darmstadt for William Eddleman "the family Hans Peter Edelmann must have lived without any doubt in Ober Sensbach. The head of the family should be identical with the Peter we are looking for. According to the marriage register from 1715, this Peter Edelmann will probably have come from Huettenthal and married into Ober-Sensbach. There are no more documents found, especially about the emigration of the family of Peter Edelmann from Ober-Sensbach to America" This resaercher found mention of other Eddlemans 1. in Finkenbach near Rothenberg a certain Velten Edelman (1557) 2. In Schneppenhausen near Darmstadt: Adam, Peter and Wendel Edelman (1622) Michael Edelman (1588 and 1640) 3. In Graefenhausen near Darmstadt-Anna Maria Edelman daughter of Velten Edelman (1640) In 1958 Dr. Weber suggested that they look for my Peter Edelamn arounf Beerfelden. As I may have mentioned, I have a good bit of German research information but much is disjointed, some has not been translated and all of it is difficult to understand. Joe Eddleman (R)eply, (E)rase, (C)opy, (F)orward, (B)acktrack, (P)revious, or (N)ext? p Date: Monday, August 25, 1997 7:31pm Electronic Mail From: INT:joeeddleman@InfoAve.Net Msg#: 338684 To: Indbio Re: David Eddleman Dear Harold, Do you have information that Gorg Heinrich Edelman was Christened 3/24/1761 the father of David and Catherine Edelman. The Sponsers were Gorg Heinrich Conrad and Elisabeth. My notes indicate that the source of this information ws from Lancaster county, "Source 11387(Lischy records) " I don't know what this means. If you are not aware there is excellent reference material on German Research at www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3816/how/2.html which has a good article on sponsorship. I hope this is the right address. If not let me know and I will try to confirm it. Sincerely, Joe Eddleman (R)eply, (E)rase, (C)opy, (F)orward, (B)acktrack, (P)revious, or (N)ext? Date: Monday, August 25, 1997 8:14pm Electronic Mail From: INT:joeeddleman@InfoAve.Net Msg#: 338711 To: Indbio Re: Peter Eddleman Dear HArold, The information I tried to send before is as follows: Peter Edelman Sr. who was born cir. 1698 in Germany and came to this country on Sept 5, 1730 aboard the Alexander and Ann arrived with 45 other Palatine families. He first settled in Horsham, Pa, living there as a "yoeman" He owned a tavern in Northern Liberties when he died. His first wife Regina died between 1745-1750 with whom he had at least three children. He married second Christina Buda on August 26, 1750 in Germantown, Pa. Christina according to a letter by William H. Eddleman said she bore no children by him. The Reverand Muhlenberg visited Peter during his last days when he was sick before he died.William eddleman did quite a bit of research in Germany before he died but was never able to tie down the birth place of my Peter.He did locate records for another Peter Edelman in the marriage register of Ober-Sensbach, year 1717 page 145 " 1715, January 7, in the house of....? there was married by the priest after the usual public notice Hans Peter Edelmann, son of the late Hans Nicolaus Edelmann, inhabitant of Huettelthal with maid Eva Catherinea....?, legitimate daughter of the late Adam Schaeffler, inhabitant and miller of Ober-Sensbach. In documents there are mentioned the children of the above mentioned married couple: 1716, July 17, Tuesday night about 8 o'clock there was born to Hans Peter Edelmann, here by Eva Catharina, his wife, a little boy, who was baptised on the following day. 1717, Febr, 25, in the morning around 4 o'clock there was born a Rose Baerbel 1722, July 24, in the evening at 7 o'clock there was born a Hans Pete According to these documents according to a German researcher Dr. H.F. Weber from Darmstadt for William Eddleman "the family Hans Peter Edelmann must have lived without any doubt in Ober Sensbach. The head of the family should be identical with the Peter we are looking for. According to the marriage register from 1715, this Peter Edelmann will probably have come from Huettenthal and married into Ober-Sensbach. There are no more documents found, especially about the emigration of the family of Peter Edelmann from Ober-Sensbach to America" This resaercher found mention of other Eddlemans 1. in Finkenbach near Rothenberg a certain Velten Edelman (1557) 2. In Schneppenhausen near Darmstadt: Adam, Peter and Wendel Edelman (1622) Michael Edelman (1588 and 1640) 3. In Graefenhausen near Darmstadt-Anna Maria Edelman daughter of Velten Edelman (1640) In 1958 Dr. Weber suggested that they look for my Peter Edelamn arounf Beerfelden. As I may have mentioned, I have a good bit of German research information but much is disjointed, some has not been translated and all of it is difficult to understand. Joe Eddleman (R)eply, (E)rase, (C)opy, (F)orward, (B)acktrack, (P)revious, or (N)ext?

Other 18th Century Eddleman Heads of Families

Unless a library user has a better idea, I plan to organize data by the early (1700s) Eddleman families. It seems most Eddleman families arrived in America before the Rev. War.

The Historical Maps Room

This room will contain some maps I have drawn of sites important in Eddleman history. Those maps are not ready. The Map Room does contain links to hundreds of online historical maps. Perhaps our Eddleman ancestors had to travel to new unknown lands without maps. Perhaps they sometimes were able to look at a map on a wall. In the Map Room, you can see maps that some people were able to use. Perhaps only Generals and Governors had access to them. This a remarkable collection surpassing anything I had for my early studies of Eddleman. I travelled great distances to see old maps. Now we can all use these at home.

Map room also contains Geography information and maps of regions Edelmann may have come from.

Eddleman Online Resources

The Eddleman Keywords INDEX is useful for finding persons, events, places, and documents in this site and many other sites. In early development.

The Eddleman Geneology Directory: e-mail addresses, URLs, phone numbers, US Mail adresses of Eddleman researchers. Please add your name. Gives earliest proven ancestor and main geneology interest of each geneologist.

Chronological List of Eddleman Events and History. This gives you some idea of the events affecting Edelmann between 1700 - Civil War. Eddleman family events are included.

Index page for true copies and digests of original Eddleman documents: wills, court actions, bibles, deeds, ship lists, military records, letters, e-mail archives, family traditions. This is the card catalog of The Eddleman Geneology Library, but its development is very slow. Most documents are of the David and Catherine Eddleman family and early Indiana familes. Please send copies of your verbatim records.

Index page for Stories about our European Ancestors. This collection is very meager. To substitute for the stories of our unknown ancesters, I will write about historical events and living conditions which would have affected the lives of any Edelmann living then. Possible origins of Edelmann name.

Index page for Stories About the Catherine Eddleman Family in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. Your non-Eddleman ancestors may have travelled the same routes and had similar experiences. The meager 1700 Edelmann data is supplemented with historical data and discussion of likely routes and occupations.

Index page for Stories of other Eddleman Families Worldwide. This collection will give stories of other Eddleman/Edelmann familes in America. There are currently 200 Eddleman phone numbers from NC to TX and I know of no relationship between those families and the Catherine Eddleman tribe. The library seeks stories about those families. So far, I have only found Edelmann in Europe and America. The library welcomes stories about any Edelmann on other continents.

The Eddleman Workshop is a series of pages dedicated to studying unproven linkages of Eddleman families and other vexing problems such as "Are any of the Eddlemans of 1770s in North Carolina related". Please send your ideas and questions. There is speculation that Catherine's husband was David Eddleman if you have any information on David, please e-mail this workshop. Are all Eddleman descended from one original (Adam and Eve) Edelmann Paar? Where was this Garten von Edelmann? This workshop might become the most important part of this library.

The Eddleman Data Base compiled by Glenn Ray Eddleman, my son, has the largest collection of Eddleman family trees in the world. Many Eddleman geneologists have contributed data to make this database so complete. Yet it covers less than 15% of the Eddlemans of the world and he welcomes your proven data. Contact Glenn for the easiest method for getting your data installed.

The Eddleman Discussion Group (Free) was organized by Glenn Ray Eddleman. You are invited to join this e-mail discussion group and share your data or learn what others have found. This is an easy way to become acquainted with Eddleman around the world and their data. In early August, 20 Eddleman reseachers were members of the group. Click above for information on Joining. Click here Eddleman-L@rootsweb.com to mail a letter to the list. Shortly after you click send every member of the group will get a copy of your message. I like to start each message with: Dear Eddleman-L so that everyone knows the letter went to everyone even when rootsweb leaves off the To: Eddleman-L@rootsweb.com as they have on every message I got via Eddleman-L.

MESSEAR (Free) (MESsage SEARch) is a very useful service conceived and programmed by Glenn Ray Eddleman. It is not limited to Eddleman. You simply type in any surname(s) of interest to you. Glenn has subscribed to a hundred geneology discussion groups around the world and 500 to 1000 geneology messages arrive at his computer every day. Each message is automatically compared to every name in your list. If a match is found, that portion of the message with the original header is sent to your email address. This is geneology research made easy. You never miss a message, but you don't have to read 500 single-spaced pages every day. However, you may have to learn Porteguese or Yiddish to understand all the messages. So far all messages have been in English, but many foreign news groups are being searched each day.

An Eddleman Family Record to be delivered by US Mail has been proposed by William Eddleman of Missouri to aid Eddleman researchers who do not have access to the Web. He thinks it might be possible for $5 per year if enough people subscribe. He welcomes your comments. His Uncle Riley Eddleman, late of St. Louis, published a book of Eddleman data. During the summer of 1997 he is working on the following topics for such a newsletter. 1) Estate settlements of Peter Eddleman,Sr and Peter Eddleman, Jr 2) Sorting out NC Eddleman 3) Eddleman on the Internet 4) Death records of KY Eddleman 5) Civil War List of Eddleman from Illinois 6) Eddleman Queries

General Geneology Resources this short linked list contains Glenn Eddleman's favorite online sources from his 10 years of online research into 80 surnames.

Mark Hickman's Site is the best known site for data on the Early Eddleman in America. His mother was an Eddleman. Mark is a decendant of Catherine Eddleman's son John.

Eddleman Geneologists who helped me get started in the 1950s to 1980. This page helps you understand who I am acknowledging throughout this site.

USIGSThe United States Internet Geneological Service (USIGS) has a web site which is providing free information to everyone. Their goal is to get geneology data online. They have links to Civil War veterans data. They are working to get the U.S. Census of 1850 online. Join now FREE. This new effort needs your interest now. See the press release on this site.

Recent Updates to The Eddleman Geneology Libarary

This diary lists the upgrades made each moth. Minor revisions are not listed. I may delete entries after one year. This diary will help you find the new additions of interest to you without reading older documents.

1997 June 1 - I began putting these pages online. mostly NC , KY, and IN 1736 to 1811.

1997 July 10 - Additions to the Catherine Eddleman Family stories 1770NC to 1811KY .

1997 August 15 - lots of work on the Workshops, Indian interactions,

My Interest in Eddleman Geneology

I began working on Eddleman Geneology before I served in Germany in 1955. I hope this page will help those working on Eddleman geneology share information. Spellings that I have seen used in the Catherine Eddleman family records are Eddleman, Edleman, Edlemon, Edelman, and Edelmann. Can anyone tell me whether Eiddleman is the same family? Are all the Eddleman and Edelmann families actually the same family? My few contacts with Edelmann in Europe seem to point to independent origin of more than one Edelmann family. Move some of this to a workshop page about names.

Everyone working in geneology realizes how easily misinformation gets passed around. I have had some big disappointments when a new Eddleman infobit proved to be mere speculation which had passed through many hands and had taken on the aura of fact. Therefore, THIS SITE WILL CONCENTRATE ON QUOTING WRITTEN RECORDS WITH EACH SOURCE CITED. It will take a year to get all the citations in place. I hope to include some maps from 1700 - 1870.

Eddleman Records after 25 years of Thinking my Ancestors were Unknown

When I was a kid, I had no Eddleman relatives to visit. My grandfather Eddleman, who died 13 years before I was born, had 11 childern. Claude, my father, was the 10th child. Most of my father's siblings had died long before I was born or had migrated westward and no longer corresponded. Now I realize my family was in America before the American Revolution.

In 1978, I discovered several notes in court records at New Albany, Indiana. The records showed how John Eddleman's farm was divided in 1844 among nine heirs. I found government records of the purchase of their lands in Indiana in 1811. That record showed they came from Kentucky near present-day Lexington. At the Kentucky Historical Society, I found tax records from their days in Kentucky. I learned my ancestor Catherine Eddleman had obtained land by homesteading on it in 1778 in Kentucky. I have never learned the name of her husband, but Louise Eddleman said there was a David Ederman listed earlier in the local militia 1778. Most researchers suspect Catherine's husband and some childern died in Indian Raids formented by the British out of Detroit. A couple years before that, two court records in North Carolina mentioned a David "Edlema(o)n". More details are given in this site.

My Travels and Work

I am a plant breeder working with small fruits and sweetpoato. My laboratory is located in the southwest corner of Palmya. This town of 200 homes is located 20 miles west of New Albany, Indiana, and Louisville, Ky.

I was in Germany, 1955-57, with the U.S. Army. Looking for my roots was my main reason for volunteering for that service. The only Edelmann I found were in Odenwald, northeast of Heidelberg. The church records I phographed were too recent to be my ancestors. Those records can only be read by persons experienced in the German pen style of 100 years ago. I still have the microfilm.

The phone pages of www.whowhere.com list 350 Eddleman in the USA. Sixty percent of these Eddleman live in the region from mid-North Carolina to the middle of Texas. About 20 Edelmann/Eddleman have e-mail addresses world-wide.

You can Assist this Eddleman Project

While collecting a family tree can be a long-term project, please send an e-mail now giving a short summary of the Eddleman geneology that you know. With information from others that might point to new avenues of research. Please do this within 30 days, as that will help get things moving. Later you can add more details. Clearly label, as unproven, the uncertain items. Unproven family traditions may be very useful.


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Stuff I found to be used elsewhere

Odenwald {a region northeast of Heidelberg when Edelmann lived}

Beschreibung: Waldreiches deutsches Mittelgebirge östlich des nördlichen Oberrheinischen Tieflandes, im Katzenbuckel 626 m hoch. Das im Westen mit einem zum Teil 400 m hohen Steilanstieg über dem Oberrheinischen Tiefland aufragende Gebirge dacht sich nach Süden, Südosten und Osten hin ab und wird im Norden durch die Gersprenz und ihre Nebenbäche stärker aufgelöst. Der westliche Teil (Vorderer oder Bergsträßler Odenwald) zeichnet sich durch dichte Zertalung und Kleinkuppigkeit aus, der östlich anschließende Hintere Odenwald ist nur durch tiefe, meist tektonisch vorgezeichnete Taleinschnitte gegliedert. Nördlich von Heidelberg Porphyrsteinbrüche. Die jährlichen Niederschlagsmengen schwanken zwischen 700 und 1100 mm. Im sogenannten Kleinen Odenwald südlich des Neckars sowie im Gebiet der östlichen Ausläufer bestimmen Lößdecken die Bodenfruchtbarkeit (Getreide-Hackfrucht-Bau). Städtische Siedlungen finden sich nur an wenigen Durchgangslinien (z.B. dem Neckartal) und an den Gebirgsrändern (Bergstraße, Baulandrand). Wichtigster Wirtschaftszweig ist heute der Fremdenverkehr. Der größte Teil des Odenwaldes und sein östliches Vorland bilden den Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald.

Geschichte: Heute: Siehe Baden-Württemberg und Hessen.



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