The Krummenacker family roots in the United States are considered to have begun with Anton (1824-1907, a.k.a. Anthony), arriving supposedly as a stowaway in the early 1840’s. He is the son of Simon (1798-unknown, a.k.a. Samuel, born in Bickenholz, France) who was born to Nicolas and Maria Catherine (Holtzinger) Krummenacker. Simon married Catherine Birckel (1803-unknown, a.k.a. Bugel) on November 25, 1823, in Bickenholz, Moselle, France. Simon and Catherine had the following children:
The Krummenackers resided in Bushwick, Kings County (Brooklyn), but by 1860 were primarily residents of Fosters Meadow. This was a family of farmers. It is believed that Simon and Catherine were originally buried in the old St. Boniface Cemetery and later moved to the current cemetery. There are no records of the people that were relocated.
The Krummenacker family is recognized on Panel 530 of the American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island, NY, which contains "The Nicholas Krummenacker Family", Origin-Germany. This was submitted by Barbara C. Rottkamp in honor of her Great-grandparents Nickolas and Mary Ann Krummenacker. Researching the Fosters Meadow Krummenacker family actually takes you back to the Lorraine/Moselle area of France and earlier to the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. The existence of the town of Krummenacker, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, was recently made known by Toni (Maes) Krummenacker; husband being George Gerard, a Great-grandson of Nickolas and Mary Ann. This offers research potential to discover any connection to the Fosters Meadow Krummenacker family.
Submitted (4/2014) by Fred W. Weidner
Grandson of Katherine (Krummenacker) Kreischer