German Groebe Wine Website http://www.weingut-k-f-groebe.de/
Tom and Katie recently visited Germany while in Europe during the summer
of 2001 and had the pleasure of visiting with some of the Groebe family living
there. Until recently we knew nothing about these family members in Germany. We
only knew that Christoph came to the USA in 1865 and settled on a farm near
Chicago, Illinois. But about a year ago some of the Groebe's living in Germany
found our GroebeFamily web site on the internet and made contact with us via
Through them we learned that Christoph had two brothers;
Adam who also came to America, and Bernard who stayed in Germany. They lived as
children in Westhofen, Germany (near Frankfurt) in the building shown here.
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Bernard's first wife died and he remarried. Fritz and
Ilse of Pfeddersheim, Germany (near Worms, Germany) are pictured here with Tom
standing outside of the Worms' Cathedral. Fritz is descended through Bernhard's
One of Fritz and Ilse's sons, Gunther, a Dermatologist
living in Friedricksdorf, Germany, came to the USA on a business trip in May and
while in the Chicago area visited with Ed, Dottie and Doug. He is shown here
One day we hope to meet Gunther's brother, Karl Friedrich.
In September while traveling through Europe Tom and Katie met Ilse
and Fritz, also some cousins descended via Bernhard's second wife. There was
Fritz and Marianne who run the Groebe Butcher Shop in Biebesheim.
mother Matilda (Uma)lives with them in Biebesheim.
Fritz and Marianne have two children; K. F. (Fritz) who
runs the Groebe Winery and Annette who is married to Marcus Gewalt. The
Gewalt's have three children named Pamina, Ann-Katherine and Maximillian who are
pictured in this photo.
Tom and Katie had a good time staying with Fritz and
enjoyed picking grapes at the Groebe Winery in Westhofen.
Gunther and K. F. (Fritz) of Germany and Tom of the USA are fifth cousins. We are excited about learning of our distant cousins and actually having a chance to visit with them face to face. We hope that some day they will be able to visit with us here in America as Gunther did.
You may wish to contact some of our German relatives at the following
Ilse & Fritz at Fritz.Groebe@t-online.de
Gunther at Groebe.G@t-online.de
K. Fritz at K.F.Groebe@t-online.de