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This is the Ungerecht family tree. It is set up as a wiki, with links from one person to another and one family per page. It is open to all Ungerechts, but the initial focus at least is on the family that emigrated to Wisconsin.
The Ungerecht name is a rare name, both in the U.S. and in Germany. Out of 2.6 million immigrants that arrived in the 1860's, the only Ungerechts were our family. The only Ungerecht that died in Vietnam is one of ours. In Germany the name is only found right around Meiningen, in the Thuringian Forest in central Germany, which was just inside the East German border. (See this search of modern phone records: http://www.verwandt.de/karten/absolut/ungerecht.html). There were two families that emigrated to the U.S. from this area, but any link between them is not known at this time. The other family settled in Tennessee, with some members moving on to Texas.
The name in German translates to "unjust" or "unfair" ("recht" is related to the English "right", so literally it's related to unrighteous). This might be why it is rare. But rare is a good thing for a genealogist!
Family that emigrated to Wisconsin, their kids and grandkids:
Read more about Helba and Walldorf in Thuringia, Germany. In America the Ungerechts settled in Oak Creek and Wales (both of Wisconsin, near Milwaukee), then Glen Ullin North Dakota, and Northome Minnesota, with individual families in many other locations, mostly in the northern half of the U.S.
It was a common first name at the time (after John the Baptist). In fact, it was so common, males usually went by their second name instead. The exception is people called Johannes, they generally had no second name.
This is definitely incomplete, but it is known that a Kaspar Ungerecht served (likely drafted) into the army at the time that Napoleon controlled that region of Germany, and died in the service in 1811. He was an uncle to Johann Valentin (b.1826). The Ungerechts emigrated to the U.S. right at the end of the Civil War so they missed serving in that conflict. We know Richard Ungerecht died in Vietnam, and Jerry Ungerecht served there. Peter Jirasko served in the Gulf War and numerous others have served during peaceful times.
Anybody can edit these pages, it follows the same scheme as Wikipedia or other wikis. Additional pages may be created as needed (you must register first). On the right hand side will be the option to edit or create pages. For living persons include no identifying information other than names please! I can add whatever is desired to a GEDCOM that can be distributed privately among family members.
Questions? Contact "rob at neff dot net"
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