Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Nicodemus Family in History

Oops. My apologies to my readers, but somehow I have managed to accidentally lose all the text that had been here. So sorry that you have come here in vain. At least all the comments have been preserved.

33 comments:

  1. I don't know if I have ever made contact with you, but I wanted you to know that my husband is a direct descendant of Capt. Daniel Clapsaddle who you mention as the leader of the Maryland Militia with whom your ancestor fought! Love the Internet which hooks up people who might never have known each other!
    Diane Clapsaddle
    Lisbon, OH

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  2. That's pretty awesome! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

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  3. Hi,

    David N. here, I believe we're related on some level, but not quite sure how. My great grandfather was Harry O. (Otis?) Nicodemus. Otis is a middle name that seems to run in the family.

    You've done a tremendous job here. Thanks,

    Dave

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  4. Nice to meet you, David. Yes, my father once told me that all Nicodemuses in the U.S. are related. I don't know how true that might be, but it's possible. Thanks for the kudos.

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  5. Hello my name is David Nicodemus, age 16 and living in California.

    I have been searching answers to my family's name and history for years, but my parents have very little information about this.

    So I went to google, looked around for a few hours and then I found this website...

    This brought tears to my eyes. I am not sure if I am related to you all.. but oh my. This is amazing.

    I am wondering if I could ask you more questions about our history? If you had any time, that is.

    Yours,
    David

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  6. Do you have any ideas on how i can get more information on the captains unit in Maryland? My 5th generation grandfather served with Captain Clapsaddle and need to get more info?

    Any ideas on links or research?

    dadbranny2gmail.com

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  7. Antonio Gerhard NicodemusAugust 26, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Hello Lisa, I came across your blog by coincidence and I am thrilled learning about the Medenbach-line of Nicodemuses of which I had not been aware of before.
    My name is "Antonio" Gerhard Nicodemus and I am a direct (and last) descendant of the 1. Herborn-line of Nicodemuses, starting off with Johann Heinrich Nicodemus (1825-1906) and his first wife (therfore 1. Herborn-line)Maria Catharina Schaub. Johann's only son with Maria Catharina was Johann Heinrich "Ferdinand" Nicodemus (1854-1931), my grand-grand-grandfather. Johann Heinrich Friedrich "Fritz" Nicodemus (1878-1976), my grand-grandfather was the first of nine children of Ferdinand, who I still got to know when I was a little child. He had two sons, Erich - my grandfather - and "Fritz" Otto, the 'dedicated man' you are talking about and author of the Herborn-Nicodemus family tree that I am holding in my hands.
    Erich, my grandfather unfortunately died with 30 years in Russia, leaving behind wife and three children, one of them "Dieter" Ludwig, my father. And then it's me, Antonio, born in 1969.
    It's great being able to add a puzzle piece to this proud family! Let's definitely stay in touch!
    Antonio, Wiesbaden/Germany

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  8. Greetings, Antonio! What a great history you have, especially your connection to Fritz Otto. Please contact me directly from your email account so we can keep in touch. Email me at castlelyons7@yahoo.com. Meanwhile, check out this new Nicodemus family blog I'm working on: http://nicodemus-family.blogspot.com/ Hopefully this family blog will catch on and more Nicodemuses will visit it. It could become a catch-all for family history, photos, and info, a place where people can get connected.

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  9. Greetings: I am helping a friend named Mary (Nikodemus) Farrance who is trying to trace her family back to Germany. Does anyone have any information on Jacob Nickodemus who was born in Homburg, Hesse, Germany around 1795? Jacob and his 4 sons immigrated to the US in 1848 and settled around Saginaw, Michigan.
    Thank you,
    William Tucholke
    wjtucholke@earthlink.net

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  10. William: I will look up the name in the Nicodemus geneology I have and see if I can find any info. Send an email to my personal address, castlelyons7@yahoo.com, and I will respond directly to you on that.

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  11. William: You have to add me to your approved sender list in order for me to email you. I tried filling out the form to become an approved sender, but I got this message: ERROR: Unable to process Allowed Sender request.We're sorry. Because your original message to the recipient is no longer available, we cannot process this Allowed Sender request. Your message may have expired, or the recipient may have accepted or deleted it.

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  12. hi to all Nicodemus,

    iam a Nicodemus son from germany. i live in Siegen, thats about 23 miles to Herborn,25 mi to Haiger and 68 mi to Medenbach.
    i have a original Nicodemus-Stud Book of 1935,my ancestors came since the year 1800,from Haiger(Hessen,Germany)that is near Herborn(9mi).
    the oldest name in my book, is Johannes Heinnrich Nicodemus and his son Konrad Nicodemus(born 1843).
    i think there is a connection between Siegen,Haiger,Herborn and Medenbach Nicodemus- family.because it's all within a radius of 68mi!!
    that is confirm whit Lisa's opinion, all American Nicodemus-emigrants,are related.
    so, i hope you can understand my bad english , sorry.
    good night and greetings from Siegen-Germany,
    Frank Nicodemus

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  13. Frank, I'm so glad you found my article and posted a comment. So nice to meet you! You might be interested in the Nicodemus family blog I've set up. There isn't much on there right now, but I'm hoping it'll grow. http://nicodemus-family.blogspot.com/

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  14. i'm Jester C. Nicodemus from Cavite City, Philippines. im really interested to know the roots of ancestors good thing i stumble upon your article.

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  15. my name is margaret walter.my mother's name was barbara nicodemus,daughter of ira s. nicodemus;who's father was michael nicodemus;who's father was daniel nicodemus;who's father was george nicodemus born in 1799;who's father was conrad nicodemus born 1755'which was the first nicodemus born in america to frederick nicodemus.i found you by accident while searching deeper into my nicodemus ancestry.can you please write a letter and mail it to margaret walter 1918 8th ave. altoona,pa.16602.i'll be waiting for it. please enclose a photo of yourself if you have one.with love and prayers from your new found cousin,margaret walter

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  16. margaret walter said hello to lisa, i'm a direct descendant from conrad nicodemus. the the 9th child born to conrad was george nicodemus in 1799.the 8th child born to george was daniel nicodemus in 1833.the 1st child born to daniel was michael nicodemus in 1856. the 4th child born to michael was ira s. nicodemus 1890;(my grandfather). the 7th child born to ira was barbara l. nicodemus(walter)1931;(my mother).and i,margaret walter was the 2nd child born to barbara in 1958. please write me a letter lisa. it would be nice to hear from someone else who was a direct descendant of conrad nicodemus.years ago my cousin john d. nicodemus did the nicodemus family tree and only went back as far as conrad nicodemus. i was very glad to find out that i'm a direct descendant of the first born nicodemus in america.can you please write a letter and mail it to my home address? if you can please send a photo of yourself. send the letter to margaret walter at 1918 8th ave. altoona,pa.16602. and if you can please include your phone number and email address.thanks for helping me find out who the father of conrad nicodemus was,and that he was the first nicodemus to be born in america. from your newly found cousin,margaret walter. p.s. i'm including my phone number if you want to call me. my phone number is (814)946-1256.

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  17. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your website, it's so nice to read about my other relatives.
    My Name is Scott Nicodemus and I live in Covington, Ohio. I am the 5th Great Grandson of Johann Adam Nicodemus. Johann Adam, immigrated from Madenbach, Germany in 1753 on the ship "Chance". They made port in Philadelphia Pa. and he was naturalized there.

    There is a very helpful book that Ivan Nicodemus of Texas created with long hours of pain staking research into the family. All done the old fashioned way before computers. He has donated many copies out to various libraries including the library of Congress. It is titled
    "Nicodemus Notes in America". Anyone interested in the Nicodemus Family genealogy should find a copy.

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  18. Hi Scott,

    i read your article with large interrese.
    I'm sorry, but the place "Madenbach" does not exist in Germany . I think that in over three hundred years the name was slightly changed or incorrectly translated.
    I say the place is "Medenbach" near "Haiger", which supports my statement that the Nicodemus-origin in Germany, comes from this area(See my post above).in
    Germany we have the largest population of Nicodemus ,in this area whit a radius of about 150 miles.
    Best wishes to you all, Frank

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  19. Hey, Frank:
    Did you really mean to address your above comment to me? Because my name is Lisa, not Scott. Also, my article does say "Medenbach," not Madenbach. See the first paragraph under the subtitle "Origin of the line of Nicodemus in Germany."

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  20. our name is one of the oldest in the world:
    Nicodemus (Greek: Νικόδημος) was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who, according to the Gospel of John, showed favour to Jesus. He appears three times in the plot: the first is when he visits Jesus one night to listen to his teachings (John 3:1-21); the second is when he states the law concerning the arrest of Jesus during the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:45-51); and the last follows the Crucifixion, when he assists Joseph of Arimathea in preparing the corpse of Jesus for burial (John 19:39-42).
    WOW, we are one of the oldest family's ever.the first Nicodemus talked to Jesus......

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  21. hi Lisa,

    iam sorry,i mean Scott from Ohio.

    see your, Frank

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  22. I am related to the Nicodemus family through my great grandfather, Philip Schadt. Philip married Sarah Nicodemus. She is the daughter of George Nicodemus 1827, Ohio. He is the son of Jacob Nicodemus 1787, PA.

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  23. hi i am angelica nicodemus from phillipines. i want to know why the nicodemus from the phillipines not included?

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  24. Hello, Angelica, nice to meet a Nicodemus from another part of the world. To address your question:
    (1) The records I have are of the Nicodemus line in America, since that is my line. I'm not in possession of any records of any other Nicodemus family lines. I'm sure there are many, many Nicodemuses all around the world, and all could be from completely different branches and not related to each other at all.
    (2) This article was only meant to highlight a few of the interesting articles that I am aware of and that pertain to my family in particular. This is my blog, after all. If there is something noteworthy that happened to a Nicodemus family member in the Philippines, and if you can show how that family relates to me, let me know.

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  25. Hi angelica, Im one of the Nicodemuses from the philippines, Im also researching the origin of the Nicodemuses in the philippines, if you can give some information about your root, maybe we can trace if we are related. As far as I know, my great grand father was from Malolos Bulacan. This is a good opportunity as they are organizing a big reunion of the Nicodemuses..

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  26. Hi, I have traced myself back from Susan Nicodemus, who married a Hoffa, to George, Jacob, Johannes C, and then Johann Frederick. Anymore information you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    -Keah

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  27. To the Susan N. descendant: I'll look into this for you. Might take awhile, though. I'm entering a very busy season right now. I'll do what I can.

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  28. Thank you, it is much appreciated. It is crazy to think we are related on some level. My email is kombongi@yahoo.com.

    -Keah

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  29. Caylee Ravenne StarksNovember 26, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Hello fellow Nicodemus'!

    My name is Caylee Nicodemus, my grandmother, Joyce Nicodemus sent me a link to this website almost two years ago. She passed away almost a year ago now and I'm just getting to this now. My grandmother was married to my grandfather Barry Nicodemus. My father, also Barry Nicodemus is very interested in our family history and our family crest. He has been trying to find the actual thing, if we even have one that is. He has planned to get this tattooed on him for many years now and I'm really hoping someone could help me maybe get more information please email me at, caylee15@live.com. Thanks!

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  30. My maiden hame is Nicodemus. Our realative Jerry Rogers has done extensive research on the Nicodemus family history stemming from 3 brothers who traveled to the U.S. from Germany. I have some info he sent me somewhere. Our family lives in SW Missouri. So hello to everyone from your fam in MO!

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  31. Hello! My name is Alex Nicodemus, age 21, currently living in Indiana. I was just pondering my unusual last name when I came upon this site. After some reasearch, I've been able to trace my ancestry back to John Nicodemus, born 1792 in Maryland (my great-great-great grandpa). It appears from the comments that 1) you made something really cool to do with our last name and 2) it got erased somehow. So anyway, just saying hello!

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  32. Greetings, Alex! Thanks for visiting. And thanks for the reminder that I need to work at getting this article back up. Come again in a couple weeks and maybe I'll have it done. Also, when I have a little time, I'll see if I can find out how you and I might be related.

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  33. To anyone who might wish to contact me. My email address has changed. Please use this instead of the yahoo address: castlelyons7@1791.com. Thanks!

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