Louise Senger- 1937 repaired photoIf you are wondering why we do all this, perhaps a reading of “The Story” will help set the context for you. Things have changed and evolved since I originally authored that material, but the message, ideals, and aspirations remain true.As for this area of our website, today there are thousands of pages of materials in this area; and as will always be the case, our data remains incomplete. We are actively researching and gathering information in the following areas especially from those ancestors whose hiding skills are quite superior!

Active Research
Several Rabideau-Henss Family branches are publicly accessible. (Unfortunately not all of our genealogical data is available to the entire ManyRoads readership.)

Online Branches (Families)

More information and historical perspectives on our family branches may also be found on their individual ‘topic’ pages.

My DNA information is also made available at:

If you would like to receive a GEDCOM file from any publicly available branch of our family tree, please use our Contact page to request a current file. Also, please use our contact page if you have Rabideau-Henss family information you are willing to share with us.


  1. Barb
    14 April, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    Hi Mark,

    Sorry I messed you up before about picture #27– and item #10

    The picture is of Mr & Mrs. Frank & Lillian (nee: Deyo)Dragoon. (Lillian is the daughter of John Deyo and Mary Bonah)

    Barb Deyo

  2. Mark Rabideau
    14 April, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    Hi Barb

    No problem. I made the fix.

  3. Senger
    2 May, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Looking for some Senger relatives, My great grand parents were born in Germany, I am looking out to find out a little more about them and my great grand parents and maybe a little farther down the tree, but with all the relatives being deceased I can no longer contact them to find out any information. I was hoping that I could find someone on line, I did this years back and did meet a second cousin, I wanted to become friends with her, and she shared part of the family tree and that was it, I want to know my family, so I know I have more than one second or third cousin.If you are interested please send me an email. silkstone59, F.Unverazgt/Geo.Senger

  4. Mark Rabideau
    3 May, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    Hello Patricia

    It is hard to guess whether your Sengers and ours are related. Mine all came from a small cluster of communities near the former Elbing in West/East Prussia. Without many specifics about the location of your family, names, birth years etc any assertions would be based very heavily on speculation.

    You are certainly welcome read and analyze the genealogy I have published to see what might fit the data you have. I will be publishing more about my Senger Family over the next few months.


  5. javier
    16 October, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    hola soy decendiente de una familia senger y me preguntaba si hbria relacion con uds soy de misiones argentina

  6. Mark Rabideau
    16 October, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    No lo sé. ¿Tiene usted alguna información sobre su familia, Senger?

    Aber kann sein…. it could be we are related, but I would need more information on your Sengers in order to make a guess.


  7. Bob Krampetz
    18 October, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    Just south of Gdansk, is a small village called Krepiec. Before WWII, Gdansk was Danzig and Krepiec was Krampitz, which is my original family surname.

    I’ve read some about the requests (requirements?) of all peoples to use a surname, and I wonder if that name (Krampitz) can be traced back to a meaning, an origin. I was told that it was originally Krampic in the 1700’s.

    I’m still new at this, and as in chicken & egg, which came first – the family surname or the village name?

    All the research I’ve done so far shows my surname originated in West Prussia and slowly dispursed through areas of Polish territory, all the way to southern and eastern Russia.

    Where and how would I go about finding more on origins of surnames in Central Europe and why and when it was required?

    Bob Krampetz
    (Gramps was born Krampitz, but changed the spelling)

  8. Mark Rabideau
    18 October, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    Hi Bob,

    Good question. I sure wish I had a definitive answer for you. I can think of many places where people were named after the place and an almost equivalently number of situations where the opposite is true. I have seen numerous surname texts being bandied around. I am not certain I could point you to a good one. I would encourage you to research the history of the place in German (if you are able to read German). Most of the history and a likely explanation would exist in those historical texts.

    If you hunt around on you might find useful links or you could look here for some texts that mention your local:

    Feel free to contact me directly (via email or the contact page) if I can be of further help. Good luck and let us know what you uncover!

  9. suzi
    7 July, 2015 @ 9:28 am

  10. Marlo Davidson
    3 August, 2015 @ 6:57 am

    I am looking for ancestors of Francis Franks , born in Danzig 1859 immigrated to Chicago Ill by 1880 died in 1903. He married Emelia Nowaczska born in Gnezno Poland in 1867. I have not bee able to find either of their families. Is this something you do?

  11. Mark Rabideau
    3 August, 2015 @ 8:00 am

    Yes, it is, Marlo. I have sent an email to you re: your question.

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