I’ve been researching my family’s genealogy on and off for years.  Recently, I got more serious about it and in the process, was able to quickly find out a lot of information thanks to both Ancestry.com (free access at my public library- yea!) and some papers that my dad found, which had been passed on to him from his grandmother.

The lines I am currently researching are the following:

  • COWEN (Bennett m. Bertha Semmel)
  • DESENBERG (Bernard/Bernhart L. m. Bertha L. Schuster)

These are the generations that immigrated to the United States.  They are my great-great-great grandparents, born in the 1830-40s.  Bennett and Bertha COWEN had 6 children.  Bernard and Bertha DESENBERG had 3.

Further back, I am also researching:

  • DESENBERG (Bernard m. Ester Katzensten and their sons Jacob, Hertz (m. Marinne Rosenstein) and Levy (m. Adeline aka Adel))

Bernard and Ester were the grandparents of Bernard and Bertha DESENBERG whom I listed above.  All three brothers- Jacob, Hertz, and Levy- had many children, so that part of the family is huge & I would love to get in touch with anyone who can trace their lineage back to them.

Over the next few days & weeks I will be entering a lot of the information I have on my genealogy and with that will come a list of all the surnames on my tree.  That will eventually be searchable, as well.

If you have any information related to any of the people on my family tree, please reach out to me using the information on the Contact Aliyah page.


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