|About The Hampels
This genealogy centers around the HAMPEL, KEMME, BENDEL, FAUTZ, and TUTTLE families. In 1996 I traveled to the areas where the Hampel, Bendel, and Kemme families came from and visited with relatives that live there. We are still in communication. If you wish to correct, add, or delete any of your family's information, please contact me through this Web site.
The HAMPEL name was originally spelled Hampl. The earliest Hampl member found so far is Karel Hampl, born (place unknown) in 1684. He lived in the village of Velky Kbel in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) with his wife Katriny. Karel was a cottager (similar to a tenant farmer but he owned his own home and had a small garden plot). The area was a silver mining region that supplied the ore and charcoal to the mint in Kutna Hora (the largest city 30 KM away). When the mines were depleted, the area turned into mostly farming communities. This area is approximately 100 KM south-east of Prague.
Four generations later, Josef Hampl, a tailor and living in Uhlířské Janovice, emigrated to the USA in 1858 from the port city of Bremen, Germany on the ship 'Ottilie' and settled in Cincinnati. He came with his wife (Josephina Vlach) and his 3 sons (Franz, Louis,and Anton). During the Civil War, he made uniforms for the Union soldiers. Two of his sons (Frank and Louis) went to Dayton to raise their families, Joseph went to Cleveland and Anton (or Anthony) remained in Cincinnati. Upon Josef's death, he left $10,000 to each of his sons, a tidy sum for back then.
The oldest imformation comes from the KEMME family. In the 1500's, the Bailiff in the northern county of the Duchy Osnabrück, collected farms when freefarmers could no longer meet their obligations. By 1600, he had 20 farms including the Kemme farm. In 1590's he had some difficulties with the tenants (not our relatives)on the Kemme farm and asked them to leave. He brought a bonded man and his wife from a nearby convent to work the farm. His name was Otto Dobblehoff. Otto came to the Kemme farm in 1602 and accepted the name of the farm (Kemnade at that time) as his surname in 1604. The Dobbelhoff farm (where Otto came from)is located near Bersenbrück and was owned at that time by the Cistercian Convent (founded in 1231 by Otto von Ravensberg). Otto (now Otto thor Kemnade) was successful in managing the farm, even though farming was difficult during the 30 Years War. During this time, his son, Harms, protected the farm by hiding the livestock in the nearby dense oak forest. The farm has remained in the family for 11 generations, usually the youngest son inheriting the farm. In 1760, the Kemnade family name (from the latin 'Kaminata' meaning stone house) was abbreviated to Kemme. The Kemme family remained bonded (working for the land's owner) until 1827. That year they bought their freedom and farm ownership for 2000 Talers.
Because the Prussians were drafting citizens of the area into their Army, August Kemme, at age 19 in 1883, walked from the farm through the night to Bremen, Germany, the closest free harbor. There he booked passage to America. Upon arriving in Cincinnati, he lived with relatives and immediately went to work for his uncle, Anton Hesselbrock learning the cooper trade (making wooden barrels). He met his wife, Anna Drees, at a family function in Cincinnati. August settled in St. Bernard, Ohio where he raised his family.
The earliest date found in the BENDEL family was the birth of Johannes Bendel, born on December 12, 1743 in Magenhaus, Germany. He was the son of Johan Georg Bendel of Magenhaus and Kunegunde Zant from Hillershof. Both Johannes and his father were farmers in this southern German region (Württenburg) near Lake Constance (Boden See). Magenhaus is a small village nestled between the larger cities of Ailendorf and Waldsee.
Johannes's grandson Karl was a baker and tavern owner in Tettnang (just south of Magenhaus). In 1884, Karl sold his business and came to America with his wife (Maria Wacker) and four children (Maria, George, Karoline, and Elizabeth), settling on a farm just outside London, KY. In 1889, Karl's wife Maria and daughter Elizabeth returned to Germany to live out the rest of their lives. Besides farming, Karl and his son, George, were carpenters in London, KY. Most of the children of George moved to Middletown, Ohio between 1918 and 1924 shortly after the open of the Armco Steel Corp.
The FAUTZ family originates in the Black Forest area of Baden in the town of Ohlsbach, Germany. The earliest Fautz family member found was Franz Josef, born around 1750. His great-grandson, Mathias Fautz, a tailor, move to Switzerland with his wife (Franziska Werpler) where their son, Paul was born. From there, they emigrated to America in 1887, living briefly in Cincinnati and Louisville, before settling in London, KY. Franziska died two years after arriving in the USA due to childbirth complications and Mathias remarried to Alphonsia Ebner from Untergaimberg, Tirol, Austria. Besides working as a tailor in London, he was also the organist at the Catholic Mission Church of St Andrew. Mathias's son Paul moved to Louisville where he married and raised his family.
The TUTTLE family came to America in 1635 on the 'Planter' ship, landing in Boston, during the time of The Great Migration. In 1635, they were a founding family of the town of New Haven Colony, Connecticut. The Tuttles were Puritans, seeking religious freedom. The 7th great grandfather of Capt. Leonard Houston Tuttle (1801-1885), James Chilton (1556-1620), came to America on the Mayflower.
NOTABLE PEOPLE IN THIS TREE (look them up):
Airard Fitz-Stephen (1036-after 1066): Commanded the ship 'Mora" to bring the Norman Invaders to England in 1066. The ship was a double ended Viking ship propelled by sails and oars. Airard is the 26th great grandfather of Nancy Tuttle Hampel.
FitzRalph Fitz-Stephen (1154-after 1192) He went with Richard the Lionhearted on the Third Crusade (1189-1192). FitzRalph is the 22th great grandfather of Nancy Tuttle Hampel.
John (1571-1621) , Joan, and Elizabeth Tilley came to America on the Mayflower. John is the 11th Great Grandfather of Jessica Chipman Hampel.
Norton Parker Chipman (1835-1924) Successfully prosecuted Captain Henry Wirz, the commander of the famous Confederate Anderson Prison Camp where almost 13000 Union soldiers lost their lives. Wirz was eventually hanged. Norton is Jessica Chipman Hampel's 5th cousin, 5 times removed.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Became the lead of the International Evangelical Movement that transformed Protestant Christianity in the eighteenth century. Jonathon is Nancy Tuttle Hampel's 2nd Cousin 6 times removed.
Aaron Burr (1756-1836) 3rd US Vice President. Dueler with Alexander Hamilton. Aaron is Nancy Tuttle Hampel's 4th cousin 4 times removed.
Anthony B Hampel (1918-1989) Received the Bronze Star for Valor during WWII while fighting the Japanese in the Philippines. Anthony is the father of Thomas A Hampel.
Pinkney Henderson Wyan (1836-1920) fought for the Union during the Civil War. Was captured twice but released twice after imprisonment. Pinkney is the Great Great Grandfather of Thomas A Hampel
John Howland (1600-1672) came on the Mayflower. Almost drown on the trip over during a violent storm when washed overboard. John is the 9th great-grandfather of Jessica L Chipman
Gerald R Ford (1913-2006) 38th President of the United States. Gerald is the 9th cousin once removed to Nancy (Tuttle) Hampel.
Inventors with Patents:
1) Anton Hampel (1854-1917) Carriage Curtain Fasteners. Anton is the Great Grandfather of Thomas A Hampel
2) Stephen Michael Imfeld (b.19__) Several polymers (plastics); Stephen is a 1st cousin to Thomas A Hampel
1) James M Effler (b.19__) Artist behind the annual Bockfest posters. James is a 3rd cousin to Thomas A Hampel
2)Frank Albers (1883-1930) studied under the famous artist Duveneck. Frank is a first cousin three times removed to Thomas A Hampel
Cincinnati area businesses:
1) John Hesselbrock (1908-1992) President of the Hudepohl Brewing Company (that his grandfather Louis Hudepohl founded) during the 1980's. John is the 2nd cousin twice removed to ThomasA Hampel
2) Charles Lee Marshall (1901-1989) Founder of the Grismer Tire Company in Dayton Ohio. Charles was married to Gertrude Bucher who is a 2nd cousin once removed to Thomas A Hampel
3)Heinrich Herman Albers (1846-1917) Proprietor of the Pike Street Tavern in Covington, KY. Heinrich was married to Johanna Drees who was a 1st cousin four times removed to Thomas A Hampel
AWARDS: Eagle Scouts: Other:
Paul E Tuttle, Jr. Daniel T Imfeld - 1996 American Legion Firefighter of the Year
Joseph L Hampel Thomas A Hampel - Silver Beaver Award (Boy Scouts of America)
Andrew R Moyniham Clyde Howell Jr. - Silver Beaver Award (Boy Scouts of America)
Anthony B Hampel - Bronze Star with Valor in WWII
Lt. Col. William J McKusker IV (b. 19__) USA Thomas C Bendel (1930-2006) USA
Lt. Col. David C Hampel (b. 19__) USA Capt. Paul E Tuttle Sr (1919-2007) USN
AB Thomas A Hampel (b. 19__) USAFR Edward J Hampel (1876-1910) USN
SSgt. Anthony B Hampel (1918-1989) USA Capt. Paul E Tuttle Jr (b. 19__) USN
Ferdinand J Vogt Jr. (1919-2006) USN Capt. Leonard H Tuttle (1835-1924) USA
Daniel C Imfeld (1916-1994) USA Capt. John McClelland (1734-1819) USA
Emanuel A Hampel (1879-1951) USA William Steel (1834-1914) USA
Pvt. Barzillai Willey (1734-1771) USA Pvt. Pinkney H Wyan (1836-1920) USA
Capt. Vincent P Fautz (1922-2015) USN Capt. Eugene D Franklin (1933-1965) USA
Elmer T Fautz (1928-2018) USA Raymond L Fautz (1929-2017) NtlGrd
Albert J Fautz (1931-2013) USMC Sgmn 2nd Cl. Frank Fisher (1922-1991) USA
Richard C Bendel (1922-2016) USA Pvt. Jesse Stith Chipman (1837-1897) USA
Charles L Marshall (b. 19__) USA Pvt. Solomon Brown (1779-1860) Militia
Sgt. Richard S Stapleton (1850-1906) USA Lt. Cmdr. Gerald R Ford (1913-2006) USNR
Eugene C Pratt (1916-1977) USA Stanley E Huff (1918-2005) USA
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