More than 251 immigrants from the area surrounding Herdorf, Germany came to the environs of Allentown, Pennsylvania in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
This website tells their story.
I gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the extensive research of August Meyer of Koblenz, Germany
who carefully created the Familienbuch for Herdorf and for the surrounding villages.
I also am thankful for the assistance and kind help of Martin Stinner and Artur Gotthardt of Herdorf, Germany.
Home Page - brief summary of the website's mission and methodolgy
Sources - sources of information used in this research
Herdorf - location, history, industry, population, 19th Century conditions
Allentown - location, history, industry, population, 19th Century conditions
Images - interesting and pertinent pictures of Herdorf, Allentown and the immigrants
Surnames - list of surnames of the immigrants to Allentown
Immigrant Profile - genealogy and immigration details for each immigrant
Family Trees - multiple pages showing the immigrant's pedigree
About This Website
This website was designed to be simple and consistent in structure.
The focus is on content, not presentation glitz.
The straight-forward construction should be compatible with most Browsers.
If the viewer finds incompatibility, please contact me with the problem.
Webpages view best with Internet Explorer Zoom set to 150%.
To see more detail on pictures or family Tree, Zoom at a higher percentage.
Some of the images depicted on this website were downloaded from the Web and are assumed to be in the public domain.
If, by mistake, an image protected by copyright was uploaded, the copyright violation was unintentional and without commercial purpose.
In this case, the image will be immediately removed upon detailed request and proof.
The first version of this website launched 21 Jan 2013. This update was made 11 Feb 2014.