Most of my lineage is from Germany. My paternal lines are from Schleswig-Holstein and Niedersachen. A maternal great grandfather was from Ostergotland, Sweden. A maternal great grandmother was Swedish, English and Irish.
Another maternal great grandmother was of half Potowatomi descent.
My Reimer family originated in Gut Weissenhaus, an estate on the Northern coast of Schleswig-Holstein in about 1695. About 1830, they emigrated to the Island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea where my great grandfather Julius Reimer married Margarethe Radecker in 1870.
Check out the links below created by my cousin John S. Kostick. He is researching all families on the Island of Fehmarn. John has listed our mutual Mackeprang ancestor back to 1450. He has researched all of my Radecker family and listed my Reimer/Radecker Ancestors from my Grandfather, Walter Heinrich Reimers.
My Wiechmann and Stigge families originated in and around Oldenburg, Niedersachen, Germany in the 1700's.
My Slagle family originated in TN and VA. The Hendricks(on) family is from Sweden and DE in the 1600's.
The Moody family (originally Skonberg) is from Mjolby, Ostergotland, Sweden. The Rief/Reiff family came from the Brauwieler/Koeln area of Rheinland, Germany. I published a Family History for the these two families in 1992.
Allied families include:
REIMER(S), RADECKER, Roepke, Ehler, Boller, Maas, Drier, Riessen, Stolpe, Lafrenz, Petersen, Hagen, Albert, Kohlhof, Broer, Meier, Olderog, Rickert, Rauert, Brandt, Scheel, Mildenstein, Tiedemann, Carbuhn, Hinz, Marquardt, Mackeprang (back to 1450), and Wohler.
STIGGE, Mueller, Schloetelborg, Lutjeharms, and
SLAGLE, Hendricks(on) (back to 1600's), Burnett, Hill, Hencle, Price, Reniker, Anderson, Keltner/Kelchner, Custer, Shilling, Semans, Hopkins, Markley, Fadely, Gibler, Beason, Moberly, Doors, Von Haren, Neessgen, Grietes, Clayton, Fowler, Thorne, Ellison, Strickland, Newell, Pearsall, Booth, Knight, Kevington, Brent, Windsor, Linnington, Rishton, Van Damn, Batehurst, and Stapleton.
More on the HENDRICKS(ON), CUSTER and MARKLEY families - check out the link below to my cousin Wilhelm P. Kemendics in Austria. "The Kemendics Family Tree", then go to Wilhelm's families in the USA.
MOODY (originally SKONBERG), RIEF/REIFF, Beyer, Brings, Andersdotter, Pflaum, Krahwinkel,
Welter, Samuelsdotter, Olofsdotter, Stark, Krawinkel, Giesen, Prudorg/Pardon, Richter, Ericsdotter, and Stahl.