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  1. To all the Engelbachs throughout the world: Thank you for the Engelbach web site and the chance to sign the guest registry. Although I cannot claim to be an Engelbach, my great-great grandfather, Joseph Heiliger, was, in fact, born in Engelbach in 1820, married Margaretta Mueller of Dreisbach, and immigrated to the United States in the late 1850's. They supposedly came through Baltimore, traveled to Reading, PA,, where quite probably my great-grandfather, Henry Heiliger, was born in 1857. They eventually settled in Lancaster, Wisconsin (Grant County) and became farmers. Joseph Heiliger lived to be 95 years old! I noticed that one of the Engelbach family members had a similar journey through Baltimore through Reading, PA., and to Grant County, Wisconsin. I know very little about Joseph or Margaretta, but I have visited their graves in Lancaster. I am not 100% certain, but I believe I saw the Engelbach name on a headstone at one of the Lancaster cemeteries. As for the Heiligers, I suspect they were Lutheran or German reformed. I have old photos of them, pictures of their land and farms. But until I saw the Engelbach web site tonight I had never seem a photo of the village of Engelbach. It was very exciting for me. Well, thanks for letting me crash your genealogical celebration. Perhaps in time we find a common name in our family histories. Peace be with you all. -- Rev. Dr. Robert Lee Heiliger, 8030 Beech Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. 45236, 513/793-7375, heiliger@fuse,net

  2. Dear friends,

    We wanted to share our joyous family news with you all!
    On December 22, 2000, our family will be adopting our fourth child!
    Jenna Cecilia Nicole Engelbach will officially be ours forever!
    Jenna came to us in foster care three years ago this New Years Day and this year she will be our Christmas blessing!
    We have waited and prayed for a VERY LONG time for this day and we thank those of you who have prayed and waited with us.
    Jenna joins Ben 13, Meg 10, Jordan Elisabeth 4 (adopted last year), and our youngest two foster children Annie 3 and Brandon 1.

    Have a Blessed Christmas and Holiday season!

    Rob and Glenda Engelbach