Category Archives: Genealogy

Johann Nicholas Hertzog and the Winter of 1708

Since I post on the topic of genealogy from time to time, it seems appropriate to re-post the article below, much of covering the history of German immigrants from the Palatine region of Europe in the early 18th century. I … Continue reading

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A Spring Sunday Drive

On our way to Hertzog Valley we stopped by a little park along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.   Some pictures of properties along Hertzog Valley Road, in Lancaster County. A stream that runs through the center of the valley. … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part III

Part I Part II My name is, was, and will be Hertzog. When I started researching my family name I had very little to work with, and almost no knowledge of where I came from before the mid-20th century. It … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part II

Part I  Thinking about my cross-country trek in 2000, I remembered, aside from gas station and convenience store parking lots in Philadelphia, Americans are generally a friendly lot. This man wasn’t going to let me down. He wiped his sweaty … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part I

Typically the holiday of Easter and mother nature’s notion of Spring can be at odds with each other in this part of the country. Weather on Easter Sunday can range from dreary, rainy, and cold, and look like late February. … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Cook(e) – Koger – Ackerman – Hertzog, From Pre-Norman Britannia to Today (Part II)

I was talking to a friend this weekend about having traced a family line back to pre-Norman England (1025 AD) in the course of my family tree research. They expressed extreme incredulity at my claim. I can see why it … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Our Mayflower Connections

On the family tree research front, must has been researched that I’m still trying to absorb. Its been a fascinating process. I’ve been working on something lengthy regarding the Hertzog line’s origin. I’ve managed to trace things back to Switzerland … Continue reading

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Ackerman in America

My mother’s maiden name is Ackerman. The Ackerman line looks like this: Stephen Clyde Ackerman (b. ? in Germany – d. 1790 in South Carolina) Stephen Oliver Ackerman (b. 1784 – d. 1849 ) Edwin Murray Ackerman (b. 1814 – … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Cook(e) – Koger – Ackerman – Hertzog, From Pre-Norman Britannia to Today (Part I)

William Cook (b. 1025, London – d. 1070, London) and Katherine James (b. 1031, London – d. 1079, London) wed and bore a son, William Cook (b. 1025, London – d. 1070, Leicestshire). The Britannia William and Katherine knew was … Continue reading

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Genealogy: The Concannon Clan

My father and I are going to set aside some time soon to explore his mother’s Irish bloodline. He apparently has a book published in 1870 with the names of all family members, cousins, extended family, and apparently the address … Continue reading

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