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St. Peter's

Genealogy Update

Rootsweb files have been updated as of 9 January 2024. RootsWeb will unfortunately be freezing accounts in early 2024 (exact date unspecified, and updates won't be possible after that). I have created trees at American AncesTREES, located at the American Ancestors web site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society as an alternative. The format is rather different and does not contain all graphic images that are on the Rootsweb sites.

See American AncesTREES for general information. If you are not a member of Amerian Ancestors, you need to create a free guest account in order to see trees. That can be done at Guest Account.

Blenderman at American Ancestors
Kucher at American Ancestors

Blenderman Family Genealogy

My primary names of interest, starting with my great-grandparents, are: Blenderman(n), Krusekopf, Gates, Pollard, Radue, Schröder, Krause, and Hardt. The Table of Contents page has links to the Surname List and the Individuals Index. A Family Group Sheet contains three generations, with links to earlier and later generations' Family Group Sheets. Data for living persons has been removed. Rootsweb WorldConnect view is here. A database of just Direct Ancestors of Walter G. Blenderman is also available.

Ancestor & Relative Sketches Blenderman Relatives of Note
  • George H. W. Bush (US president), 8th cousin, 2x removed
  • George W. Bush (US president), 8th cousin, 3x removed
  • William (Bill) Gates (Microsoft), 8th cousin
  • Ulysses S. Grant (US general/president), 1/2 5th cousin 5x removed
  • Hannibal Hamlin (US vice president (Lincoln)), 1st cousin 5x removed
  • Abraham Lincoln (US president), 7th cousin, 3x removed
  • Asa Pollard (1st killed at Bunker Hill), 1st cousin 6x removed
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (US president), 8th cousin 3x removed
  • Winston Spenser-Churchill (British Prime Minister), 9th cousin 1x removed
Kucher Relatives of Note
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller (German poet, author), 2nd cousin 7x removed
  • Max Planck (German Physicist), 9th cousin 4x removed

Kucher Family Genealogy

Some of the names from my wife's family that we are researching are Kucher, Barth, Sigle, Benson, Dittmer (with spelling variations), Jäger, Lämmle, Schumann (with spelling variations), and Ziegler.

The Family Register Books (Familienbücher) of Grossbottwar, Württemberg, Germany contain a total of 54 different Kucher families. They have all been traced back to a single progenitor known as Johannes or Johann Jacob Kucher, of the town of Beilstein. Another 12 families have been identified in the Family Registers of Beilstein. All of these families have been compiled into a database of the Kucher Familienbücher. The oldest known bearer of the Kucher name in Beilstein is Jakob Kucher or Kuocher, born about 1595. The Kucher Familienbücher Data is also available in alternate format at the WorldConnect Project at

Here's a selected list of genealogy links that I find useful.

The Civil War

My great-grandfather, George W. Gates, served with the 53rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which was part of the 19th Corps, the Army of the Gulf. The site contains a complete roster of the regiment, along with information about their service in Louisiana (siege of Port Hudson), and information about and pictures of some individuals.

The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia has a new exhibit on the USS Monitor. These photos are from a visit in July, 2007. has records of Pennsylvania GAR Posts. Box 4 has an index of the content, by Box number.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, North Plainfield, NJ

Inactive as of November 1, 2009

Website Archive of the "Welcome Place", a former ELCA Congregation.

A photo gallery of the stained glass windows of St. Peter's church building.

Other Links

Viking Rhein Adventure Photos

Flora Radue Gamble's 80th birthday party

In the Footsteps of Ferdinand and Maria Radue

Trip to Kyritz in the Vorpommern Region of Germany

Picnic Table at NYW

Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Part I

Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Part II

Christmas in a Child's World

Amelia & Bobby's Wedding

Amelia & Bobby's Wedding Supplement

Robert Blenderman, Artist

Web pages here will introduce you to the paintings of my third cousin Robert Blenderman, an artist living in Kingston, Ontario.

Compiled and © by Walter G. Blenderman;

Prepared Aug.7, 1999, updated 27 August 2016, 5 August 2018, 11 October 2019, 18 January 2023, 10 January 2024