Welcome to Dean A. Enderlin's genealogy page!
My ancestors came from many countries, which makes research interesting and challenging. I am especially interested in learning more about the Enderlin family and the origin of this surname. For an update on my research, please refer to the section entitled, "The Origin and Meaning of the Enderlin Surname."
My father's, father's parents, Wilhelm Enderlin and Maria Magdalena Gumbert, emigrated to America in 1885. They came from southwest Germany in what is now the Stadtkreis of Baden-Wuerttemberg. My Enderlin ancestors lived in the town of Boetzingen on the southeastern side of the mountain called the Kaiserstuhl. I am grateful to our cousin Hans Joerg Enderlin for providing us with the following full description of the town of our ancestors: "Boetzingen am Kaiserstuhl im Breisgau bei Freiburg." My ancestors moved to Boetzingen sometime before 1770. They had previously lived in Staffort and Spoeck by Karlsruhe (now part of Stutensee), and prior to that in Koendringen (now part of Teningen).
My father's mother's parents, Clarence L. Tebow and Jessie Nathalie Nelson, have a more complex ancestry. Clarence Tebow's ancestors can be traced back to the earliest Dutch and Huguenot settlers in New York and New Jersey, including the Van Blarcom, Reyerson and Rapalje families. Clarence Tebow's ancestors can also be traced back to England (the Hobart line) and to Scotland (the Cairns line). The Tebow name evolved through the centuries, and has many spelling variants including Tibout, Tibaut, Thibault, etc. Jessie Nelson's ancestors were Swedish on her father's side. Her father was Erick Nelson, who emigrated from Sweden to America in 1851.
My mother's father's parents, Niels Jacobsen and Mettesina Laurine Petersen, emigrated to America from Jutland, Denmark, in 1888. Niels was born in Tørring (Aarhus amt) to Nils Berg Madsen and Anne Pedersen. Nils was the son of Mads Pedersen and Karen Marie Andersdatter. Mettesine was born in Glyngøre. I have very little information on these lines.
My mother's mother's parents, Gunnar Bergersen and Marthine Lovise Stengel, emigrated to America from Hamar, Hedmark, Norway in 1882 and 1883. Gunnar emigrated first, and Marthine followed a year later with the children. The family lines go back for many centuries in Norway, primarily in Gudbrandsdalen and near Lake Mjøsa in south central Norway. Marthine Stengel's father was Emil Gonsales Stengel, whose father was Otto Christian Stengel. Otto was mine district doctor (berglæge) in Røros, Norway, for over 60 years. Otto was born in Wewelsfleth (near Glückstadt) in the Duchy of Holstein (now part of Germany), and came to Røros at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
I am always looking for other family researchers to compare notes with, so if you are a relative, I hope you find this page of interest.
Below, you will find scanned family photos, biographical sketches, and other family files that I have collected through the years. As time permits, I will add to the on-line data. If anyone viewing this page has images or documents to share, please contact me!
Due to changing California laws, I have decided to PASSWORD PROTECT three of my genealogy reports. For those who wish to view them, I will send a Username and Password upon request. Sorry for the inconvenience!
This page is under construction, so please check in again! The information contained herein comes from a wide variety of sources, and not all of it is verified. I have done my best to collect and organize the data, but I can't guarantee that all of it is accurate. The reader is encouraged to use this information as a framework for more detailed research.
- Enderlin Family in the United States Census (392 KB)
Tabulated census abstracts for the Enderlin and related families in Napa & Lake Counties, California, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 census.
- The "Second Record" (22 KB)
Record done by Superior Court barrister Mauritz Diesen during a visit from Wagonmanufacturer Andreas Lund (with notes by Dagny Louise Jacobsen)
- The Origin and Meaning of the Enderlin Family Name (16 KB)
An essay by Dean A. Enderlin that explains what is known about the origin of our surname (subject to frequent revision).
- History of the Meadow View Mine (81 KB)
Web version of a manuscript prepared in 2001. Presents a full history of Elmer Enderlin's Meadow View mine, Fourth of July Creek, near Stanley, Custer County, Idaho.
- Aviation Ordnanceman Roy D. Enderlin in WW-II (6 KB)
A biographical sketch of Roy D. Enderlin's participation in the Pacific Theater in World War II, by Dean A. Enderlin, 1999.
- Links to Family Headstone Inscriptions (148 KB)
A list of family (and other) headstone and monument images that I have posted on the Virtual Cemetery.
- Andrew Berig Jacobsen "Mr. Monterey County" (20 KB)
A biographical sketch of the life of Andrew B. Jacobsen (1890 - 1955), by Dean A. Enderlin, 1999 (updated 2004).
- Lamar & Lily Enderlin: Their 50 Years Together (6 KB)
Biographical sketch prepared for their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991. Lamar Irving Enderlin (1911-1997) was the 3rd child of Heinrich (Henry) Enderlin, and grandson of Wilhelm Enderlin.
- My Earliest Recollections of Jolon People (8 KB)
Anecdotes of early Jolon (Monterey County, California) inhabitants. Written by Dagny L. Jacobsen in the 1970's.
- Dagny's Memoirs (66 KB)
Autobiographical sketch written by Dagny Louise Bergersen Jacobsen in 1977. This family document describes in considerable detail my grandmother's fond memories of her childhood on a homestead near Jolon, Monterey County, California.
- Berglæge Christian Stengel of Røros (7 KB)
A biographical sketch of Mine District Doctor (Otto) Christian Stengel, featured in Norges leger (Norway's Doctors) in 1996. Translated from Danish by Dean Enderlin, March 2001.
- The "First Record" (62 KB)
"Summary of Genealogy of Families Skjeset-Imislund and Ovren-Rösem and Slette," based on the information of Alf Christophersen's notes (ending 1918). Translated by Dean A. Enderlin, 1999.
- John A. Sutter: Enderlin & Stober relationships (38 KB)
An essay explaining the family relationships between the ancestors of the California pioneer, John Augustus Sutter, and the Stober and Enderlin families of Staffort, Baden-Wuertemberg, Germany.
- Ancestors of Mable Anna Dean (155 KB)
An ahnentafel report listing ancestors of Mable (Dean) Enderlin, wife of Henry Enderlin.
- Web Page History (21 KB)
Chronological listing of update activities for this User Home Page.
- Corporal George J. Enderlin in World War I (8 KB)
A biographical sketch of George J. Enderlin's participation in "The Great War," by Dean A. Enderlin, 1999.