MARKUS GEGENHEIMER of Ittersbach, Germany has been researching
the parochial registers of Ittersbach to document the genealogy.
He feels that the Gegenheimers originated in Ittersbach and from
there spread around the world. The name Gegenheimer appears for
the first time in the parochial registers as "Geckenheimer"
in 1569 in the birth record of Michel Geckenheimer, son of Jacob,
on March 30, 1569.
Markus Gegenheimer has graciously agreed to share his research
with all of us Gegenheimers who seek our roots, by displaying
the results on the internet via this Gegenheimer Family Tree web
This will be accomplished by my inserting his results into
my genealogy computer program on my computer, and then printing
out a Descendant Tree, showing in a compact form, all of the known
descendants. I will then send it to Tom Gegenheimer, the owner
of the web site, who will display it. I will send updates as they
are sent to me by Markus. Markus' work is of broad scope and still
has a large time span to cover before we can expect to make connections
to the Ittersbach Gegenheimers. I think we all will enjoy watching
as the Gegenheimer tree grows in Ittersbach.