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From: (Mike Foster)
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 07:53:00 GMT+12
We seem to have a few parallels with your Herr Wurtemberger. My wife's
great grandfather also came to Bow from Germany. His name was MULLER
in fact he was a Wurtemberger geographically.
In Britain his second marriage was to a girl from mid-Essex, of the
In Bow he was a successful master pork butcher. The family also changed
their name, but to a lesser extent, from Muller to Miller. It means
when looking them up in indexes of any sort one has to be careful to
check for both names, and sometime separately for the version of Muller
with the umlaut.
We have so far been unsuccessful in finding what happened to nearly all
the children of g/grandfather by his first (German) wife, except for
marriage of one of them. We don't know if they too changed their nqames
and quietly disappeared or whether any of them returned as adults to
Germany. Muller being a common German name they would be virtually
impossible to trace.
My wife has a cousin who, for quite different reasons, learned German
very well and he has recently managed some very successful research
g/grandfather's German origins and has traced current cousins.
PS I can probably dig out details of a German church in Bow in which
two or three of our family marriages took place.