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Later Immigrants

While the 18th Century Immigrants have been the most intensively researched, there were scores of family groups who came to the United States after 1800. The majority of these immigrants came from Württemberg, but there were Eisenhart and Eisenhardt immigrants from most of the German states. There were also instances where families left their German villages in the 1700s to relocate in Russia, West Prussia (now part of Poland), and East Prussia (now the Baltic States). When the political situation changed in those regions, another relatively large immigration to North America followed in the mid and late 1800s.

The village of Dachtel and the surrounding cluster of towns and villages in the Black Forest District of Württemberg were the place of ancestral origin of many of the American Eisenharts, Eisenhards, and Isenharts who trace their lineage back to the 1750s immigrants. The Württemberg Emigration lists, which show emigration records starting about 1800, show that the area continued to send native sons and their families to the United States into the early 1900s. A few examples to illustrate this laterJohn Albrecht and August Eisenhardt immigration include Christian Friedrich Eisenhardt of Gechingen who immigrated in 1866 and whose descendants currently live in New Jersey. Johann Gottlieb Eisenhardt, also from Gechingen, immigrated in 1856. His descendants eventually settled in Woodbury New Jersey. Lorenz Eisenhardt, from the village of Niefern in a more western part of the Black Forest district, immigrated with his family in 1834. This family arrived in Baltimore where they lived for 8 years. They moved to Savannah Missouri, where they remained until 1850. At that time they received donation land in the Silverton Oregon area where Lorenz anglicized his name to Lawrence Eisenhart. This pattern was repeated over and over all across the United States. Germans who had settled in Eastern Europe in the 1700s often chose to homestead in the Dakotas, while a large contingent from the Rhineland area settled in Texas and Missouri.

We are currently reaching out to descendants of the later immigrants in an attempt to find document and DNA links between these family groups and descendants of earlier immigrants.

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