This site is dedicated to preserving and sharing Riedesel history with the
- The roughly 60 emigrants from Germany by the name of Riedesel who came to the United States in the 1800s, their ancestors and descendants. All but a few were from the villages of Wunderthausen or Erndtebrück in the old district (county) of Wittgenstein.
- Closely related families who share much of the same history, especially in the Wheatland, Iowa area
- The noble German families to whom we Americans are very, very, very distantly related. (We are not descended from the baronial line that included General F.A. Riedesel.)
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Dr. Paul Riedesel maintains this site, and is a leading authority on the
American Riedesels and the emigration from Wunderthausen to America. The information in this
site is drawn from a wide range of German and American sources. No guarantee of perfection is
made, but the information is as correct as possible.
Questions, corrections, comments and contributions are always welcome. Contact:
1501 Franklin Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 (USA)