That’s the family name of the first German researcher to contact us since we switched our website to the new domain. This person is looking for Dommershausen immigrants to America — any time, any place. A cursory examination of family trees on Ancestry.com leads us to believe that all persons carrying this surname originated in or near 56346 Prath, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rheinland-Pfalz (Palatinate). This lies very close to Sankt Goarshausen.
It appears that members of this family emigrated in the 1850s and 1860s, and there’s an early association with Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. In the 20th c. there are persons of the name living in Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin who appear to originate in Prath as well. And so we appeal to you, the reader, to help us by “crowd sourcing” more information about families of this surname. If you are researching Dommershausen, know of someone else who is, or are merely aware of an instance of this name appearing in records you have used — then, please, write to:
…and we will take it from there. Thank you!