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Posted: 933021876000
Edited: 1038971656000
Looking for descendants of Fredrich and Wilhelmine Esch. Came to U.S. from Prussia/Germany in the late 1800's and settled in Michigan. Their children: John, Carl, Theodore, Wilhelm, Louis, Wilhelmina (Minnie), and Frederick. Some family members changed their surname to Ash or Asch.


Joris Esch (View posts)
Posted: 935063034000
I got some data on Esch that you are looking for.
I got some copies of birth records at home.
I think there is a link to your data. There is however no link to my family.
Please reply by email:

Joris Esch

John Esch

Esch (View posts)
Posted: 940882825000
I am looking for a John G Esch. All I know is when he married he lived In Grand Island,
Nebraska. I have no background on him. Is this the same John Esch?

Esch Family Connections

Dorene Byrne (View posts)
Posted: 944433135000

I recently hit paydirt when I looked up the Esch family in a set of books, now out of print, at the Dallas Public Library. The set of books is in German, titled "Deutsches geschlecterbuch", which translates to German relationships.

I believe your branch of the family may be listed in the same line as mine. The listing traces this branch back to 1660. I am in the process of getting help in reading the old German script. I have five years of German, but the script is difficult for me to read. I have a friend locally who is first generation American from Germany. She is researching their genealogy in the old German script and reads it quite well.

The Esch family genealogy has been traced back to 1067 AD (the Crusades). There was royalty in the family, so the records were maintained. The Esch family is a HUGE one, and there are many branches.

Please contact me at my email address: I will be happy to share what I've learned. I've already found two other distant cousins from my more recent direct line. I'd love to see how closely we're related. I'll look forward to hearing further from you.


Esch in Michigan

Posted: 952882885000
Edited: 1025741136000
Doreen, I hope you're still checking this message board! You may be the connection I'm looking for.

My great grandfather was Charles Ash, but it was Anglicized from Carl Esch, or so we've been told. His death certificate says he came from Kreiss Templin, Prussia about 1860, and in 1875 he was a founding member of a Lutheran church in Livonia MI. Some of our relatives still use the Esch surname. My grandfather's name was Ernest Herbert Ash, and I know there is a Fredricka and a Wilhemlina in the family.
I'd love to hear from you, and I hope there's a connection!


Esch in Michigan

Posted: 954258323000
Edited: 1093043199000
Alice, I have information on your gg grdfather and grdfather. Your gg-grdfather was Carl Johann Christopher Ash b. 06/20/1849 m. 04/10/1875 to Freidericka Dorothea Wagenshultz d. 08/1930. gg grdmother died 11/24/1926. They had four children: Wilhem Edward Frank Ash b. 05/09/1884 m. Hulda Marie Karoline Esch on March 18, 1908 and died August 25, 1964, Ernst Herbert Emil Ash b. 01/08/1888, Ida Emma Magdalena Ash b. 04/04/1889 and Wilhelmina Frederika Rosalina Ash b. 11/30/1890. I have more info on Wilhelm And Hulda if you are interested. I'm very interested in anything else you may have. I have nothing else on the other 3 children. Thank you.
Diane Hill

Esch Family in Michigan

Posted: 954270973000
Edited: 1025741136000

Thank you! That's my family, all right. I've sent you an email in reply; in case you don't receive it, please email me directly at

Thank you so much for contacting me!

Re: Esch in Michigan

Posted: 1099279266000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1110842536000
Surnames: Esch,Groth, Line
Part of my family ties are to Esch/Groth My grandmother Clara Groth married Barney Esch in Detroit area Barney died shortly after the conception of a daughter, Lily( hard facts not know) Lily ( is my dads half/sister others brother Roy and another brother Herman( my dad) Clara remarried Cedric E. Line from Howell Michigan in Redford or Detroit. The only ties are of the Esch family are to my Aunt but you may have some facts that I may be able to pick out some more information about the" Line" family.Any information on this family or the Groth, or Line families would be an eye opener for this family member.Lily married William Barnum and did live with or near her daughter in Medina OH.

Re: Esch Family Connections

Posted: 1126812131000
Classification: Query
I am a desendent of the Esch family. Looking for Wilhelm Esch b. Abt. 1650 in Eppenrod, Preussen, Germany and died in Blessenbauch, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen, Germany.
Wife unknown but had a son John (Johan) Theis Esch who married Maria Zimmer of Blessenbach and they had three sons, Johan Heinrich Mathias, Johannes, and Henry. Need assistance, if you could help it would be greatly appreciated.

David Ash

Re: Esch Family Connections

Posted: 1127130921000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1153246771000
Dear David,
There is a ton of information regarding this family. What would you like to know? Who was it that first came to America in your family, William, Henry, or Adam? These three brothers arrived at different times. Which of them are you descended from?
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