The Buhler Family
is a research effort to chronicle the ancestors
and descendants of Peter Anton Buhler. In the year 1840 Peter Anton emigrated from
the small town of Altkrautheim in the Kingdom of Württemberg
(part of present day Germany) to New Orleans, Louisiana. Peter Anton accompanied his
father, stepmother, and siblings in this journey marking the beginning of Buhler family
history in the New World. Anton was chosen as the focal point for this work
because he left behind the only evidence found to date linking the immigrant
family to the ancestral home in Württemberg.
Source records containing
genealogical evidence for Buhler and allied families are available here as documents, images, and transcriptions.
Business, institution, and organization records, census records, church
records, directories, immigration
records, military records, newspapers, photographs, and vital records can be
found in the Archives.1 Most documents at this site are in Adobe PDF format. You
can download and install the latest version of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® by
selecting the link under the Archives section.
The Archives records have been analyzed to group individuals into their respective
families. The family charts
are linked together so readers may easily follow an ancestral line. The end
result is a composite family history. The library contains materials to aid
an understanding of the historical context of the Buhler family. A genealogical
reference bibliography and a working bibliography of source materials used in
this study are included. Resources provides links to sites that
have proven most useful.
Archives have been organized
using the records chapters outlined in The source: a guidebook to
American genealogy, edited by Loretto Dennis
Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking.
7 September 2014