Re: [Cz-L] I need your help!

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Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:37:31 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Lois,
If you go to and type in Lechner you will find:

10. Adolf Lechner Willawcze, Austria 1909 25 View View View

If you register, then you can view the ship's record (it is a free service).
There are many other Lechner records there, including a couple of others for
Adolf. Willawcze is listed in the column for "residence" in the above record.

I have had some good luck searching my own family history at as well as on the Ellis island website Ellis Island
has their free Port of New York Passenger Records search. has many
data bases including ships' records, census, birth / marriage / death,
military records . . . but not always for all the countries you might want. You
can browse a bit for free, but need to pay a fee (monthly or yearly) in order
to go deeper. Here is the first page of 'threads' from the "Lechner Message
Board" on the site found at, but you might need to pay to get in that far:

Lechner of Lubeck, Germany bumper39 2
Frank Marion Lechner Judy Cowen-Hodges 1
Parents and Siblings of Fannie Haas, wife of Wallace Lechner, of Manatawny,
Oley Township, Berks County, PA richard_m_parker 2
Newspaper Article: Wallace Lechner gives mother-in-law Esther Haas birthday
surprise in 1898 (Berks County, PA) richard_m_parker 0
Searching for Info on Lechner, Kurz, Pfleger, & Dienst in the late
1700's-1800's. JudyIson 4
Lechners from megesheim germany aclfry 4
The parents of John Lechner John Lechner 4
Ancestry of Fannie (Haas) Lechner and her father Nathan F. Haas of Berks
County, PA richard_m_parker 0
Elsie R. LECHNER and Jonathan P. BATDORF of Reading, Berks County, PA
richard_m_parker 0
Not sure if any of these threads sounds relevant . . .

Eytan Fichman

In a message dated 3/25/2008 1:28:46 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
Dear Friends,

I have been doing genealogy for about 15 years and in one instance haven't
been able to move from this one spot. All and I do mean all the papers
my grandparents, their siblings and assorted family all list Willachia as
their home. I finally came to realize that Willachia is not a town at all
this is where my question comes in....How can I find out which town my
came from. Please understand that everyone in our family who came from
Europe are all deceased and even the few children of this decedents have no
information. How would I go about finding the town of origin of my

Thank you so much,
Lois Friedman
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