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From: "Joe Pessarra" <>
Subject: Re: Searching for MENAUER in USA
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 22:12:10 -0600
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"James A. Doemer" <> wrote in message
> In News dYuuf.59709$,, Joe Pessarra at
> , typed this:
> > "Thomas Trenkle" <> wrote in message
> > news:D_iuf.675$...
> >> wrote:
> >>> Hello, I am searching for living or deceased ancestors with the
> >>> surname MENAUER in the United States of America.
> >>> Does anybody have some information about ist?
> >>> Thanks in advance
> >>> Johann from Germany/Bavaria
> >> From Ancestry.com:
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> He has the same problem/blessing I have. It's a fairly rare surname, but
> when you do find a match, the confidence that it is related in some way is
The same with myself. All of the Pessarra, Pessara, Pesara, Pesarra,
Pesharra, Peshara, Pearra, Peara families that I have found in present day
Germany seem to have come (mostly after WW2) from the Masuren Lake region in
East Prussia, in about an 80 mile diameter circle, the same area my
grandfather came from to the US in 1869. Pretty positive we are all
related, but still searching for the connections.