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This is a genealogical site of the Czerners, Hartenaus, and associated families. These families emigrated from Germany to Argentina and Chile in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Some of the details of current research:
The Czerners originally came from Silesia. This is an area in what is currently southern Poland where germanic and slavic people lived. The eldest ancestor for this family, Franz Czerner, lived and died in Laurahütte, Kr. Kattowitz, Schlesien (Silesia). There are stories of songs sung in the family regarding the Oder river which runs through Silesia; it's a possibility that the Czerner origins trace back to inhabitants on that river, at least for a few generations.
The Tutzauer family has lived in Berlin since the mid-1800s, and it is possible that they originate from the Egerland in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic.
The Arnhold and Jeske names stem from the area of Lodz, Poland. It is possible that the family has lived there a few generations since the early 1800s.
The Hartenaus (originally Krzywitzki) stem from East Prussia, in or near the Masurian areas of Goldap and Lyck.
The Batzke and related families stem from the Spreewald, an area of forested canals south of Berlin on the Spree river,
in towns such as Straupitz and Groß Leuthen.
North of Berlin, in the Ueckermark, one finds our families Koosch and Stoltzmann, in the towns of Brüssow and Löcknitz. Koosch is said to be of Wendish (Sorbian) origin. The Wends were and are slavic people who have lived in the area around the Spree river for centuries.
Although the majority of the family origins come east of the Elbe, a small percent traces to Westfalen and Belgium with the names Volmer, Hanses, Mayer (from the Sauerland), Böcker, Kampert, Wierling, and Bohrs (from Münsterland), Lemoine, Leclerq, Defawes and Piron (Liege, Belgium).
There are connections to german and belgian nobility in the ancestor tree. The Batzke line in the Spreewald connects to the von Houwald family in Straupitz in the early 1800s. The Liege ancestors connect to De Fauwe nobility, tracing the ancestry to Robert Capet of France.
Among those who have assisted in finding roots and branches in terms of time, information, resources, and valuable leads: Annemie Plesky and Elsbeth Schmidt, Tony Gerstenmeier, Dan and Claudia McKinney, Anna Delfosse, Baldomero Hartenau, Rodolfo Stoltzmann, Francisco Stoltzmann, Chris and Ronnie Hartenau, Margarete Hartenau, Mareike Hermsen, Alfred Hartenau (from Essen, Germany), Alfredo Hartenau (from Mar del Plata, Argentina), Bettina Hartenau, Arnie and Rick Yodice, Patricia Buel, Irmgardt Czerner de Wegert, Elena Czerner de Pruj, Carlota Czerner de Peyer, Gisela Czerner de Bartel, Janice Hartenau-Winans, Enrique, Marta and Marina Czerner, and Alfred and Hella Czerner.


Family Tree of Czerner, Hartenau, and Associated Families
Updated December 12, 2005

Paul Czerner
treelite@ix.netcom.com

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