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Since the Chipman and Tuttle families came to America in the early 1600`s, many famous descendants are in this tree: Both Pres Bush`s, Gerald Ford, Winston Churchill, Aaron Burr, Jonathan Edwards, Humphrey Bogart, Dr Seuss, Jimmy Doolittle
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. If you are invited as a family member of this web site, you are able to edit, or add information/pictures to your immediate family members. 

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 (b.1813), 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.
      Karel Hampl's great grandson, Josef (b.1783) and father of  Josef (b.1813) took a second wife after his first wife died. The grandson of this second marriage, Frantisek (b.1875) came to the USA on the ship 'Amalfi' in 1895 and settled in St. Paul Minnesota, where family members still remain. They retained the original spelling of Hampl.

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 Dobbelhoff (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 (from his first wife) moved to Louisville where he married and raised his family. Mathias's daughter, Rose (from his second wife), married Charles Bendel. 

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.

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.  Samuel Wilson Steel (1834-1914), great-grandfather of Nancy Tuttle Hampel, was imprisoned at that camp.  

James Chilton (1756-1620) came over on the Mayflower with his wife and daughter. James was the first of many passengers to die due to the harsh conditions. James is the 10th great grandfather of Nancy Tuttle.

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.

Capt. Leonard Houston Tuttle (1835-1924) fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, positioned atop Cemetery Ridge during Pickets Charge. Leonard is the Great Grandfather of Nancy Hampel

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.

George W Bush (born. 1946), the 43rd President of the United States is the 8th cousin once removed to Nancy (Tuttle) Hampel

Jimmy Doolittle (1896-1993) of the Doolittle Raiders during WWII. James is the 7th cousin once removed to Nancy Tuttle Hampel.

John D Rockefeller (1839-1937) Philanthropist Is the 7th cousin once removed to Nancy T Hampel

Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965) England's Prime Minister. Winston is the 8th cousin, once removed to Nancy Tuttle 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
4) J Anton Hesselbrock (1841-1904) Partner in the 'Hesselbrock & Rasche Cooperage. J. Anton Hesselbrock is the uncle three times removed to Thomas Hampel.
5) Michael Effler (1887-1970) Owner of Michael Effler Jewelers [since 1920]. The business is now  owned by son William Effler. Michael is husband to Helen Drees who is the first cousin twice removed to Tom Hampel
6) Charles H Bendel (1894-1987) Owner of the C.H. Bendel General Contractor. Charles is the grandfather of Tom 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
                                                 Eugene D Franklin - Distinguished Service Cross; Bronze Star-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
Charles E Fautz (1926-1993) USMC                     Pvt. William Lumpkin (1824-1886) CSA
Steven C Tuttle (b. 19__) USA                            Sgt. G.  Tyler Franklin (1842-1917) CSA
Ralph E Williams (B. 19__) USA                          Bernard Roll (1902-1972) USA
Pvt. Enos Tuttle, Jr. (1762-1843) USA                  David Lewis Tanner (1923-2000) USN
Joshua J Adams (1836-1930) CSA                       Leo Charles Rosselot (1891-1984) USA
Hobart L Chase (1921-2016) USMC                     James H Bendel (1939-2020) USAF
Hubert J Bendel (1896-1973) USA                      Lt. Samuel Williams (1759-1825) USA
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