The town of Jettenburg is on the southern border of the Haerten area and is separated by the highway 28 from the other towns in the  north. In the last years the town of Betzingen and Jettenburg are  getting closer and closer due to the industrial extension of Betzingen.
Jettenburg was mentioned first 1100 as Utinbrugge. In the 12 hundred century there was a Konrad von Jettenburg living in Strassburg. In 1330 the oldest family name is Rentz. The first major, who is known by name was Gruwer (Grauer) in 1440. In 1442 Eberhard Becht von Reutlingen sold Jettenburg to Wuerttemberg.
In 1752 Matthaeus Bader was the first who left Jettenburg with his family and emigrated to Pennsylvania, It’s worth to mention that there is a huge Bader researcher community in the U.S. which have explored the descendants of Matthaeus Bader quite intensively.
One of them, William “Bill”  Border has created a book about the Bader family.

Worth to mention at this point is Karl & Helene Bader’s Heimatmuseum – a historical museum located in the old farm house of the Bader family. It’s a  precious place to visit if you want to understand a little bit more about the living conditions of the people in the former days.


The first Kemmler in Jettenburg is Jacob Kemmler born around 1617. His birth place is not 100% secure but we assume it was in Jettenburg. At least does he start a Kemmler line in Jettenburg. He was first married to Catharina Grauer and second to Anna Hüming.

Administration – Local representative

Georg Brucklacher
Auchtertstraße 2
72127 Kusterdingen-Jettenburg
Phone: +49 7071 32237

Lutheran Parish in Jettenburg

The parish in Jettenburg is part of the parish in Wankheim

Last names of emigrants

Bader, Bauer, Braun, Digel, Dürr, Ebinger

Some pictures

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Bill Borders und his sons visited Jettenburg

A long dream became true on August 12, 2006. William S. “Bill” Borders and his sons  William S. “Bud”, James, and Richard were visiting Jettenburg, the city where their ancestors

Visit to the Hoefles festival in Jettenburg

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Descendants of Ernst Friedrich Bader found via the website

A few weeks ago Emil Ferdinand Bader posted a comment via the web site. After a quick check against the database it became obvious that he is a distant cousin

Helene & Karl Bader’s Historical Museum (Heimatmuseum)

An individual page was setup to illustrate this great place in Jettenburg.

Jackie Bergstrom visits Maehringen and Jettenburg

In August 2001 the first visit of a distant US relative took place.  Jackie Dubois and her husband, Daryl Bergstrom, came visiting us for a few days. Jackie’s ancestors were 

Melanie Jay – a Bader descendant in Jettenburg

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Barnes and farm houses of the emigrants

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Emigration – Overall views

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Story of Aunt Kate

as told by Frances (Gibson) McPherson I’ll tell you what little I know about my grandmother, Kate. She was born in Jettenburg, Germany on April 2, 1859. The one thing

Memories of Peter Grauer, Marcus, Iowa

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My first meeting with U.S. cousins

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Tombstone of Katherina Walker on Lust cemetery

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Johann Georg Walker buried on Lust Cemetery

This is the tombstone of Johann Georg Walker who emigrated in 1834 from Wankheim and was the first of several Walker emigrants. Three of his nephews followed him. All of