and 1943

The early research of the Lampert family is found in a document prepared by Margaret Lampert Wiesenberg (b. September 2, 1896; d. December 17, 1979) and published in 1939. Quoting directly from the preface in Margaret's own words......

"This humble effort to assemble the record of the Lampert Family has been prompted primarily by the fact that my neice and nephew have had very little direct contact with their father's family since his death when they were young. It is an attempt to make up to them in part for their loss.

Perhaps the fact that so many Lampert's have married Lampert's has made us Lampert conscious. The records from Flasch will show that it was not uncommon for those of like names to inter-marry there. Many of the women have given their maiden name to one of their children as a Christian name.

We have not been a famous family: we have lived and died as plain, honest citizens. A few of us have been active in local, state and national life; a few in religious spheres; all of us have contributed to the physical, mental and spiritual needs of those about us. Our occupations have been diverse, with perhaps more teachers, merchants and farmers than in other professions. There has been a bond of unity among us that has expressed itself essentially in giving a "home" to children left homeless through the death of a parent.

Almost all to whom application has been made have been prompt and helpful, and to each I would express my sincere appreciation. But special thanks are due to my aged Aunt Anna Widmann whose memory and interest assisted me in reaching families of whom most of us have never heard; to Catherine Von Moos who consulted tomb-stones and church records to add to the facts that could otherwise not have been obtained; to Martin Lampert whose sudden call from this life last Christmas left his eagerness to see the completed record unsatisfied; to my cousin Louisa Lampert Yung whose Chart gave me impetus in beginning the gathering of this record; to H. Kunz, president of Flasch, whose generous, prompt and efficient help has added many facts of special interest to us in America; to my niece Lucille Lampert Hellmers, who spent many hours of her travel time last August copying all the Lampert names from the Flasch records; and to my cousin Lou Walker Garlow who translated the scholarly German of the research work done in gathering this material.

Much more time could be spent in gathering together "the fragments," especially in the American part of the records. The work has been done entirely by mail. It has been especially difficult to get data from state, city, and church records in America; most of the answers have been "no record." I apologize for the gaps. Perhaps some other member of the family will at a future time have the interest and take the time to do better. It is hoped that this work may prove of value in such an effort."

Margaret Lampert Wiesenberg
River Ave and Cross St.
Lakewood, N.J.

Thanksgiving Day
November 30, 1939

Margaret graduated from the University of North Dakota, and entered into the Christian Ministry. She married Charles Wiesenberg in 1919 and together they had a full lives in Christian Ministry.

It is only through Margaret's thorough research that I am able to trace the Lampert lineage back to Flasch, Switzerland, and to begin to tie contemporary Lampert's to their heritage.


Lampert Family History Book