Welcome. I was age 2 when my Grandfather, "Lud" Givens, passed away. I have no memories and little information on his life. To compensate, I am collecting information on him and his family, using mostly documents from the past.
The ancestral home of Friedrich Nicholas Kolmetz, who emigrated to America (Vernon, Washington, Florida) is to be found in Burg Auf Fehmarn. On this street is the house of Hinrich Kolmetz. No Kollmetz family members are living on the island anymore, though.