My wife Della Mae Seibert Burgus has the four family names in her history with Seibert and Peitzman on her father side, and Cone and Mason on her mother's side.
The photo below is one branch of her history with her grandmother Anna Peitzman Seibert with her family members. Both names are from families in this branch are German.
Front row: William Frederick Peitzman, Emma Marie Peitzman Grief, Mary Elizabeth Peitzman Knoll, Great grandmother Anna Mary Ellerman Peitzman ( b. 1838, d. 1933), Great grandfather John Frederick Peitzman (b.1837, d. 1908), Henry Frederick Peitzman.
Back row: ( Della's Grandmother) Anna Marie Lousie Peitzman Seibert, Frederick George Peitzman, John Peitman, Gerhart Louis Peitzman, and Helena Henrietta Peitzman Baer.
For my own clarity of understanding I like to explain that the members above are either Great grandparents, grandmother, or Great Uncle and Aunts.
John Frederick Seibert b. 1868, d. 1945 married 1905 to Anna Marie Louis Peitzman b. 1876, d. 1970.
My wife's grandparents on her father's side.
One of the relatives of the Peitzman family spent a lot of her life time recording the family history. If I were to share everything I would have to share the hundreds of pages of what we teasingly call The Book. It has been kept up in detail and is updated yearly with as much information as the families will share.
A side story to this post is that one of Della's distant cousins traveled to Germany a few years back to find family. He actually found the family line of the brother to Della's great grandfather John Frederick Peitzman. The house that they visited was the house in which Casper Heinrick Peitzman lived. It still stands today in Rhodinghausen, Germany. It had been handed down through various female family members with the name of Klussman and Walker living there today.
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