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Name: Mick Kern
Date: September 27, 2010

Comments

Great site...somewhere, somehow, do the family trees intertwine? - Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Name: Kit Bernthal
Date: July 25, 2010

Comments

I'm curious about your "Bernthal" connection. Martin Bernthal on the 1850 census page was my husband's gg grandfather. Rev George Bernthal (13 at the time of the census) is his great-grandfather. George's son JPTL Bernthal is the granddad. Are you and my husband related?


Name: Christopher Kern
Date: July 13, 2010

Comments

Trying to find out where i came from...


Name: Wally Kern
Date: April 27, 2010

Comments

Dave, What is your email address these days? I tried to email you at: davek@millingtonnews.net but it came back. I'm trying to generate a list of Kern email addresses to correspond with things like the reunion. Hope everything is gong okay. Wally Kern


Name: Andrea
Date: April 18, 2010

Comments

Just stopping by to say "Hi!" I had to look for awhile to find the guest book. I suppose I should have checked the fishing section first. I miss everyone and can't wait to come home soon! Love, AJ


Name: Richard Rosewitz
Date: January 30, 2010

Comments

Dear sir, This email is in reference to the Lisa Carol Moore comment dated October 18, 2007. In this entry, Lisa mentions that her grandmother’s name is Josephine (Unger) Kolfage. I have some information that indicates that after Josephine moved to California, she remarried, - to a man named Richard Edgar Bandy (circa 1958), and lived with him in a high-rise apartment in Long Beach, California. Richard Edgar Bandy apparently passed away in 1977, and Josephine in 1987. I wonder if Lisa or someone else in the extended Kern family can give me any more information about this. What is my interest in this? I am an accountant, and one of my clients has received information that this Richard Edgar Bandy has bequeathed or donated property to the client. The information received by my client about Richard Edgar Bandy is contradictory, however. Perhaps a descendant of Josephine could give us some better information. Please reply if you have any more information. My email address is: rgrosewitz@hotmail.com Thanks


Name: SV Fuller, Agent Devon Energy Corporation
Date: January 17, 2010

Comments

Am trying to locate the family member whose sister of Joyce McKay moved from Detroit to California with their mother Josephine Unger Bandy, now deceased. This is pertaining to Texas Real Property. Please contact me as soon as possible. Tele. 903.523.4488. Thank you.


Name: Jasper L. Hornschwogger


Date: January 12, 2010

Comments

ain't never seen such a bunch a fisherguys in me hole life. Some a yas look like reel fishinguys but somayas luk like ya dunt do much fishin just a lot a bullcrappin. I meself aint much fer fishin but I does like tha bullcrappen un mosly shootin da shit. Un now um fraid ta lisen ta barie manilo fur fear a losen me mankard. But havin sad thot i stil tinks you is a buncha good ole bueys an u comes frum goood jeans. Un fishen comp is bout as much funn as it gets in dis here life. So heres to yas all, im a drinkin one more bruew ta sulutes yas all. Yus al one buncha goood gies. Yer gude frend, Jasper

 


Name: Randy Evans
Date: October 24, 2009

Comments

Hello: I am wriring in regard to the note from Richard C. Kern on 23 July 2008. According to the Evans family history Ernst Kern was married to Fanny Belle Evans ( originally from Newfoundland ). However I came across an article which shows Ernst as unmarried. It would be appreciated if Mr. Kern or someone could clear this up for us. Thank you. Randy Evans revans@ebtech.net


Name: Aunt Jeanette
Date: August 08, 2009

Comments

It was nice viewing the "family reunion" fish fry!! Somehow my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail!!!! Looks like you had great weather this year.


Name: Tommy LIcavoli
Date: May 17, 2009

Comments

I have a few fish and morel pics if you are interested.


Name: Aunt J
Date: April 12, 2009

Comments

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy, Michael Kern beat me by one point. I am dismayed!! Oh well, Happy Easter to everyone!!!


Name: Dave Johnson
Date: April 12, 2009

Comments

Guess going with the favorites was the way to go this year. Wanted MSU to win but I knew that UNC was just to good with those seniors on the team.


Name: Katy
Date: April 08, 2009

Comments

Ahhh. My mistake! I don't read comments before typing my own! I'm glad you picked them on one of your sheets!


Name: Katy
Date: April 08, 2009

Comments

I was so surprised I was the ONLY one to have State going to the final game!! Aunt J!!!


Name: Jack
Date: April 07, 2009

Comments

Congrats Dave! Gee....maybe I should get a gov-mint job where I could ALSO spend 4 workdays ferreting out the winners and checking the odds with my bookie in Vegas! (lol)


Name: Kelly B
Date: April 07, 2009

Comments

Maybe State thought the game was tonight. The game was painful; but I am still pleased they made it to the final four. Go State!


Name: Aunt J
Date: April 05, 2009

Comments

Those Spartans did a great job last night! Too bad I didn't pick them for the final game!!


Name: Aunt J
Date: March 30, 2009

Comments

Steve - I did pick State on the Aunt J (2) sheet!! Sure wish I had picked them on the Aunt J (1) sheet. They sure played a great game. I actually had enough nerve to watch them yesterday. Go Green!!!


Name: Steve
Date: March 28, 2009

Comments

I can't believe that my Aunt J would not have picked MSU in her final four!?! I give Uncle Chuck and Ty/Cole/Bo credit for their loyalty to the green and white.


Name: the "former "leader ....kb
Date: March 27, 2009

Comments

OUCH! Thursday night is going to leave a mark!

Kelly:
We will find out in the morning....I'll correct the next round over coffee in the morning.  But now is the time in the tournament when the the big dogs bark!
-Dave


Name: Dave
Date: March 24, 2009

Comments

EVERYONE wants to beat Uncle Buck!


Name: Aunt J
Date: March 23, 2009

Comments

Not too bad for an OLD aunt (but I'm ahead of my even older brother). I really don't care who wins, as long as I beat Uncle Buck!!!


Name: Kelly
Date: March 23, 2009

Comments

Ty/Cole/Bo, I know you are just little one's and all; but there will be no crying in BBall. Let me just enjoy my 4 days of being Queen of the Mountain. When the games begin again, I am sure you will be enjoying giggles at my expense.


Name: Mike G
Date: March 22, 2009

Comments

Ty/Cole/Bo, I'll bet anyone could be awesome at picking a bracket, like you guys, if they had nothing to do all day long but lay around researching basketball teams. Come on guys, get out there and get a job! Uncle Mike


Name: M G
Date: March 22, 2009

Comments

Kelly, You know what they say, "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while!" MG


Name: Dave
Date: March 20, 2009

Comments

Hey Kelly, those Memphis Tigers didn't look too imposing yesterday....I wouldn't count those dollar bills just yet!


Name: Kelly Blackmer
Date: March 20, 2009

Comments

I just want to apologize ahead of time for taking everyone's hard earned money. Go Memphis!


Name: Andrea
Date: March 19, 2009

Comments

Let the games begin!


Name: Walter Paul Kern
Date: February 28, 2009

Comments

Interesting web site! Are you related to any of the Kern's of northeast Iowa? My mother called me Wally too! I live in Los Angeles, California. I am retired from Tiffany and Company in Beverly Hills, California. I lived in and around Charles City, Iowa between the ages of 9 to 13 and went to schools in Charles City and Floyd County during that time. Dad's mother's name was Ruby and she commissioned a hard copy book of their ancestors. I read part of this book when I was in high school and the family was from Germany and also the Lord House of Seaton of England. I am 70 years old and came into this world Feburary 9,1939 in Long Beach, Clifornia


Name: Aunt J
Date: January 13, 2009

Comments

I believe my brother has me to thank that he didn't come in last place in the football bowl pool. My Godchild must have cheated to come in first!!!

Say, I noticed that the Chippewa alumni didn't fare very well on the pool.
DK

 


Name:
Georg Bayerschmidt
Date:
December 24, 2008

Comments

Hello Harry , And all your family ! We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ! Thank you for your packet and many greetings espacially to your grand-daughters ! Geors , Effi and family

 

Georg, Effi and Family:
Thank you for the Christmas greetings.  A very merry Christmas to  the Bayerschmidt family and our wishes for a Happy New Year!

The Kern Family


Name:
Peter V. Licavoil
Date:
November 30, 2008

Comments

Awesome sight, well done. I like the photo's of the cabin before and after.

Pete:
Thanks for dropping in for a look-see.  We really enjoy spending time with your uncles and the rest of your family.   All are pretty good fishermen.   God's blessings to all of the Licavoli family in Arizona.   Merry Christmas from the Kern family.
-Dave


Name:
Uncle Steve
Date:
November 21, 2008

Comments

Nice bucks Josh. What a thrill. Double gut piles.


Name:
Kayla Kern
Date:
October 29, 2008

Comments

I was trying to find the history of my lst name I'm not sure if this is my family history, but its nice to find something about the Kern last name to talk more e-mail me at beachgurl69692002@yahoo.com


Name:
cousin Andy
Date:
September 03, 2008

Comments

http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/multimedia/2008/09/gallery_reader_geek_tattoos?slide=6&slideView=9 Is this worthy of being added as a fishing link? Perhaps we should suggest that Nick get one before his next trip to ensure that he isn't exaggerating the size of the fish he catches. Of course, he would want to get one that is a least 15 inches long...

Great link Andy!  Finally, a worthwhile tattoo.   Now that guy is a REAL fisherman, eh?


Name:
:Uncle Frank
Date:
August 06, 2008

Comments

There will be a Kern Reunion for the Kern's related to Fritz III and Maria Winkler Kern on Sunday, August 10,2008 at the St. Lorenz Churchgrove on Churchgrove Road, north of the St. Lorenz Lutheran School in Frankenmuth, MI. Look for the KERN sign, and park to the north of the dinner hall. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. At 12:15 p.m. a Lutheran Church Service for the Kern Clan will be held. At 1:00 p.m. a picnic. Bring your family, table setting, picnic lunch, beverage, dessert to share at a dessert table and pictures for display. A group picture will be taken(weather permitting) and available for $3.00 that day. Donation: $8.00 per family - $5.00 Single. Hope to see you there


Name:
RICHARD C. KERN
Date:
July 23, 2008

Comments

I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET REGARDING THE VARIOUS KERN FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN THE U.S.A.MY GRANDFATHER ERNST FREDRICK KERN, MY FATHER,OTTO KERN,MY UNCLE ERNST F.KERN ARE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED AS WELL AS THE BUSINESS MY GRANDFATHER FOUNDED IN DETROIT, THE ERNST KERN CO.I AM NINETY YEARS OLD ARE THE LAST LIVING MEMBER OF MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY.MY BROTHER HAD TWO SONS. ERNST(FRITZ)AND OTTO. FRITZ WAS A SUCCESSFUL CEO OF A JAPANESE AUTOMOBILE COMPANY.HE IS NOW RETIRED. OTTO IS A SUCCESSFUL INVESTMENT BANKER. MY SONS, RICHARD AND JEFFREY, AND BOTH IN THE FINANCIAL ENTERPRIZES AND BOTH HAVE MASTER,S DEGREES IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. RICK IS A CPA EMPLOYED BY A LARGE UTILITY IN CALIFORNIA, JEFF IS ASSOCIATED WITH A VERY FINE INVESTMENT BANKING FIRM. I HAVE ONE DAUGHTER.SHE IS BEAUTIFUL,LOVELY,CREATIVE,LOVING AND I ADORE HER. SHE HAS ONE VERY SMART SON, WHO IS TEACHING COMPUTER SCIENCE IN A UNIVERSITY IN CALIFORNIA.SHE ALSO HAS TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS. THE OLDEST WAS RECENTLY MARRIED, HAVING HAD A CAREER AS A BALLET DANCER AFTER SHE GRADUATED FROM N.Y.U. AND BALLET SCHOOL. HER YOUNGER DAUGHTER HAS THE CUTEST LITTLE GIRL,BUBBLING WITH PERSONALITY AND BRIGHT AS A PENNY, AND THERE IS ANOTHER ON THE WAY, WHICH WILL MAKE MY WIFE,NANCY, AND I GREAT-GREAT GRANDPARENTS FOR THE FOURTH TIME.


Name:
Aunt J
Date:
May 10, 2008
Time:
06:10:37

Comments

Congratulations to the "Elder Statesman" - of the family on his 80th birthday. Mighty proud of all of his accomplishments.


Name:
Bryan Morningstar
Date:
May 02, 2008
Time:
14:49:16

Comments

Class of 1981, Varsity Baseball 1980 and 1981!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note Bryan.
-Dave

 


Name:
Larry
Date:
April 14, 2008
Time:
00:11:17

Comments

I have a pic. of the 1912 Millington baseball team. And according to a plaque I have it says they were the state champs that year. Do you know anything about this team? Or any names. The plaque belonged to the captain and 1st baseman last name Richardson. He is the grt grandfather to a friend of mine. My e-mail is michsportsfan2000@yahoo.com

Larry:
Thanks for leaving the note.  Regarding the 1912 Millington baseball team, I have very limited knowledge.  A friend, also named Larry, grandfather played on that team.  It has been said that this team played an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers as well.  I have no idea what state championship they won (most likely an amateur association of some type).  Is it possible to get a scanned copy of that photo?  I and a few other Millington folks would appreciate a copy.  ( dave@millingtonnews.net )

Dave


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
April 08, 2008
Time:
09:38:56

Comments

As I see it, Memphis blew it last night!! If they had fouled when Kansas was coming down the court, it would have been 2 rather than 3 to tie it. Congratulations to all that did so well in the pool. Wait until next year, Die Katz will come back!!!

Yes, I expected a bit more out of Katz after last year's performance.  It was fun playing again this year, and better luck next year.

DK

 


Name:
Nick
Date:
March 30, 2008
Time:
15:49:19

Comments

Is it possible that Andrea could hold out and win this thing? I cannot believe that with all of my superior basketball knowledge I am almost last and my lovely bride is in first.

 


Name:
Rick Peirson (Kundinger)
Date:
March 28, 2008
Time:
19:24:57

Comments

Hi! I've enjoyed spending time on your web site. I, like I'm sure many, came across your site doing family research. Marie Kundinger, Daughter of Johann William is my link into the Kern family. I was very pleased to come across the photo that's posted of Marie and her 3 sisters. Would you happen to know what date she was born and when she passed away? Looking over the ships manifest of 1861 posted, I note that there is one other Ann Maria Kern daughter on board, Maria, 4 years old, and no mention is made of her elsewhere. Can you share anything on her? We hope to be up your way soon. ---Thanks


Name:
Sir Charles
Date:
March 25, 2008
Time:
02:09:35

Comments

Thank you, Super Dave for inviting me to participate in your pool. It really helps keep an interest in all of the tournament games. Friendly, Chuck

You are welcome Chuck, the pleasure is ours.  Besides, its another two bucks for the winner.

-Dave

 


Name:
Aunt J
Date:
March 12, 2008
Time:
10:06:58

Comments

Is there going to be another Kern Pool?? For some reason U of M doesn't see fit to recruit down in Detroit. Is it beneath them?? Uncle Chuck just read that in revamping the Big House, for every handicap seat, they are losing 13 normal seats. So, you know, those seats were really scrunched together!! Let's hope our Spartans do well in the upcoming Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments!! If they only could play every game like they did against Indiana at the Breslin. Our East Lansing Trojans meet Saginaw High on Friday at the Breslin. I think our boys may have met their Waterloo!! I've been to 3 of their tournament games so far, and 2 of them have been nail biters!! Go E.L., beat Saginaw!! Too bad Frankenmuth lost to Menominee!!

Yes, we plan on a 2008 Kern Pool.  And all past winners are required to participate.  Sort of thought that we might do a computer pool, but decided that we will continue as in the past.  I'll correct papers (it allows me to appreciate the plight of the family's teachers).  Let everyone know its $2/no holla.  Postmarked by the first game.

Go Sparty!

 


 

Name:
Aunt J
Date:
March 12, 2008
Time:
10:06:58

Comments

Is there going to be another Kern Pool?? For some reason U of M doesn't see fit to recruit down in Detroit. Is it beneath them?? Uncle Chuck just read that in revamping the Big House, for every handicap seat, they are losing 13 normal seats. So, you know, those seats were really scrunched together!! Let's hope our Spartans do well in the upcoming Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments!! If they only could play every game like they did against Indiana at the Breslin. Our East Lansing Trojans meet Saginaw High on Friday at the Breslin. I think our boys may have met their Waterloo!! I've been to 3 of their tournament games so far, and 2 of them have been nail biters!! Go E.L., beat Saginaw!! Too bad Frankenmuth lost to Menominee!!

Yes, we plan on a 2008 Kern Pool.  And all past winners are required to participate.  Sort of thought that we might do a computer pool, but decided that we will continue as in the past.  I'll correct papers (it allows me to appreciate the plight of the family's teachers).  Let everyone know its $2/no holla.  Postmarked by the first game.

Go Sparty!

 


Name:
Steve
Date:
February 29, 2008
Time:
11:40:37

Comments

And it is soooo much fun, isn't it Aunt J!! :-) By the way, latest reports on MLive say that MSU is winning the recruiting war in the southeast area of Michigan. Going after and getting top ranked recruits. Apparently the controversies at the U so Blue are having an effect on recruits decisions.


Name:
Tim Elbers
Date:
February 27, 2008
Time:
14:53:30

Comments

Jeanette gave me your webpage address. Pretty cool

Tim: Thanks for dropping in and leaving a note.  By the way, your sister-in-law tends to stir the pot here on occasion...bashing the Wolverines is her favorite ploy.

Dave

 


Name:
Aunt J
Date:
January 31, 2008
Time:
14:28:07

Comments

Too funny!! At least Sparty has something to cheer about at this time of the year, skirt and all!!! Sparty is a fierce warrior!!! Hi to my big brother!! John Haubenstricker said he saw him at the funeral a few weeks ago. I want to know how John knows the family of the berieved. Tell Harry to answer that one for Little Sister!!!(no pun intended)


Name:
The leaders and the best
Date:
January 30, 2008
Time:
14:23:34

Comments

Let's stop the "Little Sisters" comments. We all know what kind of mental stigma can be placed on a person being call a "little sister". How it can cause irrational thought, inferiority complex and couch burning. PS. Dad (Harry) wants to say Hi to his little sister Jeanette. Remember: Sparty is the one who wears a skirt.


Now its your turn, Aunt J............

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
January 27, 2008
Time:
15:08:31

Comments

The chant at Breslin today was, "Little Sister", "Little Sister". That must have had something to do with Hart's statement about playing "Little Brother" in football!!! Way to go MSU - defeated a U of M team that didn't look too good!!! Go Green Go White!!

Yes, Michigan's basketball team is pathetic.  That Spartan student cheering section can be brutal, but funny too.  And we all know how they feel about the Wolverines.  I must be a front runner as I'm sort of a Michigan football fan (even though I also watch and pull for Sparty), but I'm a State basketball fan, primarily because I love to watch an Izzo coached team. 

-Dave


Name:
katy
Date:
January 06, 2008
Time:
08:26:22

Comments

Hi Dad! I think we need to get a quick poll going for the changing of the Nick's names. We are in dire need of getting one of them a "Nick-Name". (All puns intended)

Good idea Katy, when I get a chance I'll do it on the Old Millington Guys.  We will have a Name the Nick contest.


 

Name:
Aunt J
Date:
January 04, 2008
Time:
11:19:38

Comments

I beg to differ with you!! (Godmother's prejudice)


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
January 03, 2008
Time:
04:08:49

Comments

My hat's off to U of M and their bowl victory. Mike - believe it or not, I did cheer for them. I decided it was time Lloyd Carr won a bowl game. A little too much trash talking in the game for me, but it came from both sides. Happy New Year to all my Kern relatives! By the way, Dave, that is a nice picture of your family on the Home Page. Girls all look different - straight hair, curly hair, brown hair, blonde hair!!

One thing is obvious....the good looks don't come from me.
-DK


Name:
Steve
Date:
December 31, 2007
Time:
07:03:47

Comments

Congratulations to the Chippewas and the Spartans for coming to their Bowl game ready to play and not roll over and die as had been predicted by the pundits. While they did not win, they made a valient effort and made us proud. We only hope that the Maize and Blue can do as well when it is their turn. Good luck to them.


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
December 18, 2007
Time:
09:38:16

Comments

Fire Up Chips is right!! Everyone down here is amazed the CMU whipped U of M! What is this Congratulations note in the previous message? Are Erin and Josh expecting again?? No one tells us anything!!

Now, If the Chips can defeat Purdue in the Motor City Bowl, it will be a great December for all of the alumni. 
Yes, Erin and Josh are expecting in June.  And only one this time.  You should talk to your brother about passing the news along.

 


Name:
Steve
Date:
December 15, 2007
Time:
20:27:39

Comments

Hey Aunt Jeanette: FIRE UP CHIPS !!! Chips beat the Michigan Wolverines in Basketball in Crisler Arena 12-15-07. Lead most of the game. Tommy Amacher not in sight. I only wish the Chips were playing Michigan in the Motor City Bowl.


Name:
Ronald Frederick Kern
Date:
December 07, 2007
Time:
15:30:06

Comments

I am the grandson of Emma Kern and my granddad whose name escapes me at the moment since I was only 5 when he passed. My grandmom resided in Jackson, MI. When I get some more details I will write you. In the meanwhile, if there is any information you may have with this limited data, please write me. Thanks.


Name:
Scott Gibson Kern
Date:
December 06, 2007
Time:
14:49:23

Comments

Son of Ronald Frederick Kern. I have enj


Name:
Dominick & Nicole Licavoli
Date:
December 04, 2007
Time:
15:46:51

Comments

We hear congrats are in order for Josh, Skoie, and the big brother twins!! Hope all is well with everyone! Happy Holidays!!!

Thanks Nicole.  We are excited too.  Also, a very Merry Christmas to Dom and you from all of the Kern's


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
December 03, 2007
Time:
11:11:35

Comments

Ooooohhh, Steve hit the nail on the head!!!! Go Spartans!!!

 

 


Name:
Steve
Date:
December 02, 2007
Time:
10:11:00

Comments

Well, I see Tommy Amacher is still responsible for the Michigan Wolverine Basketball team losing.


 

Name:
Biggarts
Date:
November 28, 2007
Time:
09:03:12

Comments

Thanks for putting up the boys' Christmas card! Neat link.

Thanks for giving me the link:  http://www.photobiz.com/slideshowbiz/slideshow.cfm?slideshowID=10537&photographerID=2537.  They are outstanding pictures.  Get me the files soon.

Dave

 


Name:
Lisa Carol Moore
Date:
October 18, 2007
Time:
20:42:21

Comments

Hi! I am a Kern relative living in California. My son, Christopher John Arns, found your web site. My mother was June Eleanor Kolfage, daughter of Josephine Unger and John Gerald Kolfage. My mother's sister was Joyce Kolfage of Long Beach, California. My mother and aunt came to California from Detroit with their mother (Josephine) after their father died. I believe Josephine's mother was Lizzie Kern.

 I have two brothers and a sister: Robert Wayne, Brian Ward, and Rosanna Jo (named after Josephine). We were all born on the island of Cyprus, where my parents moved in 1953. My mother was married to Lewis W. Moore, of Long Beach - previously from Boundbrook, New Jersey. Mom (June) passed away in Reno, Nevada in June 2003.

I currently live in a suburb of Sacramento, California. I have two children: Christopher and Laura Arns. My mother's cousin, Robert Unger, lives in Stockton, just south of here with his wife, Roberta. I believe Bob's father was George, brother to Josephine. As a matter of note, my siblings and I have been to Frankenmuth several times as children and young adults. My brother, Brian, and I visited with Jim and Vera Kern for Thanksgiving in 1973 while I was attending chiropractic college in Davenport, Iowa. I can remember a great chicken dinner at Zehnders with Frieda, Walter, and the rest of the immediate family when I was a teenager.

Thanks for creating a great family site. I enjoyed reading the history.


Lisa:

Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a note.  Its amazing how one family that immigrated in 1852 and 1861 has grown to the many descendents today.  Its also remarkable that the "immigration" continues to the many parts of the country, or as is the case with your family, the globe.

Although I'm not a "family genealogy expert", (Wallace Kern has documented the Kern history) I do enjoy reading the stories of the "cousins" and I'd like to thank you for your message and for sharing the story. Frank Kern (brother of Jim above) assembled the data for these family web pages as a favor for our immediate family, which I for one, really appreciate.  

Best wishes from Frankenmuth (and Millington)....remember, this little corner of the world is still part of your roots.

Dave Kern 


Name:
Larry and Deb
Date:
October 01, 2007
Time:
03:21:01

Comments

Steve and Mary You must be very proud of your family. We are very happy just to say we know them. Take care from Lochlomond Camp and great site.

Larry & Deb:

Thanks for stopping by and dropping a note.  Although we've never had the opportunity to meet, I've heard repeatedly that the hospitality at Lochlomand Camp is the best!

Dave


 
Name:
Josh Biggart
Date:
September 29, 2007
Time:
16:57:57

Comments

Hope all is well in MI. Unfortunatly, unlike my brother-in-law I wont have time to do any fishing while away from home. Plus I haven't seen any rivers in Toluca, Mexico. Hasta Luego p.s. man there were a lot of upsets this week in college football. Including Michigan over Northwestern.

Josh:

Hope things are going well. Regarding the fishing, you are in for a treat next year, we had fun (pictures here). Hurry and finish the job and come home safely.

Dave

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
September 25, 2007
Time:
10:00:50

Comments

Hey, Mike! Whatever would your team do without Mike Hart? A local radio personality will have nothing to do with his U of M until they get rid of "Floyd" (as he calls him.)

The question is: Will Lloyd retire after this year?  He is a darn good coach.

Dave


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
September 16, 2007

Comments

Yes, Katy - we will certainly not tell where we saw each other. By the way, it was great to see you!!

 

 


Name:
katy!
Date:
September 16, 2007

Comments

OH! and it was good to see a few of the fam today!!!!!!

Of course it was at an undisclosed location :)


Name:
Katy
Date:
September 16, 2007

Comments

Just a comment about AJ's comment. funny thing is that Apppp-a-something-state did. in fact. play U of M FLINT's 2nd string of the flag football team (with 7 of those participants being freshmen women). Our first string was sad that they couldn't make the game, but due to some pinky sprains and chronic bloody noses they were not even able to be water boys. (I know this because the captain is in one of my classes this fall.) BUT good thing we were able to upgrade from our flag team that week to our two hand touch team for the Notre Dame game... As for the state game..... There are not many concerns...... rumors i have heard lately are that we will be saving ALL football teams and bringing out a mixture of Ann Arbor and Flint badminton teams.. but like I said.... just rumors. Oh, and Nick... SVSU... well you guys might wanna try to start competing with GVSU before you start to think of attempting to take a shot at U of M.....

I love you all... and hopefully I will be checking in much more often! -Kate


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
September 16, 2007

Comments

Hail to the Victors!! Guess Lloyd can keep his job for another week, don't know about Charlie Weiss!

Now it's Sparty's turn......Go Green, Beat Notre Dame!

 


Name:
Josh Biggart
Date:
September 08, 2007

Comments

WOW....39-7. Can it get any worse for the wolverines????

Josh:
Thank goodness they have Notre Dame on the schedule, eh? 
Dave

 


Name:
Andrea Cassidy
Date:
September 03, 2007

Comments

Could it be possible that Appalachian State played a team made up entirely of students from the U of M FLINT campus's intramural Flag Football league? If so, our condolences go out to Buck's Alma Mater. It was a tough loss.

Ah yes, Payback.


Name:
Brother Steve (MSU ALUM)
Date:
September 03, 2007

Comments

Ah Yes, I have to add my comment too about the Michigan loss to Appalachian State High School. I watched the replay of the 4th quarter last night. It is not like Michigan did not have multiple chances to win that game. If they are the Champions and the Best, they need to be able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Mr. Michigan (Jimmy Bickel) is already calling for a coaching change. Seems he did that for his beloved Frankenmuth Eagles too. Oh well, I hope Michigan wins all but one of the rest of their games this year. You probably know which one I want them to lose. Go Green!!!!


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
September 02, 2007

Comments

Well, of course I couldn't let the day pass without some comment! Did anyone ever hear of Appalachian State???? Lisa suggested I send a comment, but I told her it may come back to bite me. Oh well, I have broad shoulders. Appalachian State! Wow!!


ame:
Nick Cassidy
Date:
September 02, 2007

Comments

I just received our Alumni Newsletter from SVSU. It seems there has been considerable talk about adding Michigan to SVSU's schedule. Considering Michigan's record against 1 AA teams, I think it would be a smart move.


Name:
Josh Biggart (MSU Grad)
Date:
September 01, 2007

Comments

Buck,

Don't feel bad about the lose today. I heard Appalachian State has a pretty good squad this year. Maybe they will have better luck against Oregon next week.


Name:
Nick Cassidy
Date:
August 05, 2007

Comments

Will the Tigers ever win again? I wonder if I loan my lucky fishing shirt to Jim Leyland if they could turn things around.

Nick:
Well, its not looking very good for the Tigers right now.  But they are playing with half of their roster, and part of Toledo's.  Once they get healthy, look out.  Yup, from the looks of those trout this year, Jim Leyland could use that lucky shirt!
Dave


Name:
Glen Roth
Date:
July 29, 2007

Comments

I should be visiting more often. Jeanette really knows her basketball. It's a beautiful site. The pictures are fantastic. I will be back sooner rather than later.

Glen:

Its good to hear from you again.  Yes, Jeanette knows basketball, and skinned everyone this year.  In fact, all of the Elbers clan did well.  If you are interested, we love to have you in the pool next year.  Keep in touch and send your email address to me.

Dave


 
Name:
David Bossick
Date:
June 17, 2007

Comments

Came back across your site (vain attempt to see who's saying dirty things about me - or is it that I'm the one with the vanity?). The comments have been fun to read. Glad to see all is well.

Dave:

Thanks for dropping a note.  I hope all is well with your family and you.  I was just thinking, as soon as you left, the Tigers became a good team.  Nah, no connection.

 Dave still keeps in touch with Thumb sports and writes a Thumb area sports blog at:  http://www.thumbsports.blogspot.com/ .  I suggest you bookmark it, as its a good read.

Dave

 


Name:
Nick Cassidy
Date:
June 06, 2007

Comments

I figured I should drop a quick line to say hello all the way from Cheltenham, UK. I have been in the schools the last few days, but will be fishing next Thursday in Newbury, UK. I have sampled several different English beers and visited many pubs. We are having a great time. -Nick

We know that you are studying very hard.   But somehow, we also knew that fishing would come into play on this trip.  Make Izaak Walton proud; and take some pictures.

Dave

 


 
Name:
MIKE SAMDAL
Date:
June 02, 2007

Comments

MIKE AND JANE SAMDAL, EVELIA AND JEFF GLICK, THE AGUIRRE FAMILY ALL SAY : "CONGRATULATIONS"! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY YOU HAVE! "GOD BLESS THE KERN FAMILY" WE ENJOYED THE WEB SITE.

Mike, Jane, Evelia & Jeff,
Thanks for visiting.  It was great seeing everyone this past weekend.
God Bless,
Dave


Name:
Georg Bayerschmidt
Date:
May 11, 2007

Comments

Lieber Harry! Zu Deinem heutigen 79. Geburtstag wünsche ich Dir alles erdenklich Gute. Natürlich vor allem Gesundheit.Mit Deiner Familie wirst Du ja sicher etwas feiern. Selbstverständlich schließt sich auch Effi diesen Wünschen an. Wir sind in Gedanken bei Dir und Deinen Lieben und somit mitten unter Euch. Gaby und Thommy sind mit den Kindern bei uns, denn wir feiern mit Dir meinen Geburtstag. Also stoßen wir zusammen an auf unsere Freundschaft. Ich habe versucht Dich um 2 pm anzurufen, aber mein Gespräch wurde nicht angenommen. Deshalb dieser Eintrag in Euer Guest Book.

 


Name:
Todd Kern
Date:
May 06, 2007

Comments

Wonderful history. I was looking for some connection, but didn't recognize any names. My grandfather (Julius Kern..married to Lucille Schmidt) died before I was born. My family is from Toledo and Perrysburg Ohio. I enjoyed your page...Thankyou! Todd M. Kern Orlando FL.

Todd, Thanks for dropping by.  Good luck on your search for your family's history.  I am learning that there are numerous branches of the "Kern" family tree (also a forest of trees).
Best wishes,
Dave

 


Name:
Mark Quentin Wible
Date:
May 02, 2007

Comments

Out of curiosity is there any connection between your family and that of Johannes Conrad Kern, born Berlingen Thurgau, Switzerland 1808-1888?

This is as far back in my mothers family that I have been able to go.

God Bless.

I'm sorry Mark, but I am unable to link to those names (alas, I am certainly not the genealogist of the clan).  Best of luck to you as you search the ancestors.

Dave


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
April 15, 2007

Comments

Just a note: Tommy Amaker must be at a "real" school now that he is at Harvard! I noticed he wore a shirt and tie, which never happened at U of M! Our MSU students used to have signs that said, "Real men wear shirts and ties"!!


Name:
Matthew McCormick
Date:
April 11, 2007

Comments

I love your wedding pictures are very nice

I use to live in Millington,MI. I loved living there for 11 yrs. it was fun at my old school vassar jr. high school. Now I live in South Crolina and go to the school T.L. Hanna High School ever watch the movie (Radio) well the real radio at the end of the movie go to my school every day ever sence 1965 do the math so i love it in Mllington Michigan and look foward to coming back for a while so got to go to my next which is math talk to you some other time

Love Always, Matthew McCormick


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
April 11, 2007

Comments

"On the Banks of the Red Cedar"!! Saw the latest comments and had to reply. Yes,MSU did win the National Championship in hockey!! They had a parade for them last evening which ended up with a reception at the Munn Ice Arena. We are battling colds, so we didn't attend. That team put it all together and beat some very good teams (I believe U of M was somewhere in there too!!) Let's hope the new football coach can put something together and we will once again have some win seasons!


Name:
Steve
Date:
April 10, 2007

Comments

National Championships and Final Fours in the winter sports are becoming commonplace at MSU, and being the compassionate, kind, salt of the earth types that we are, we don't want to rub it in.

We do wish to welcome to the Big 10 a basketball coach at Michigan that CAN win the NIT.


Name:
Nick Cassidy
Date:
April 10, 2007

Comments

I can't believe I haven't heard/seen any comments from the Lansing crew regarding Michigan State's national championship in the frozen four. Are they beginning to be sensitive to Mike's feelings?


Name:
Jeanette
Date:
April 03, 2007

Comments

This is for Steven E. Kern. Many years ago, a Billy Kern visited our family with someone (I can't remember who that was). He was from the Pittsburgh area. Is he a relative of yours?


Name:
Die Katz
Date:
April 03, 2007

Comments

Thank you all!! Sorry to have to beat out my "older" brother (and my nephews and great-nieces and their spouses).

Congratulations from all.......we humbly bow and concede to the 2007 Kern Pool Champion.
DK

 


Name:
Die Katz, otherwise known as Aunt Jeanette
Date:
April 01, 2007

Comments

It seems that a certain CMU graduate is ahead of a certain U of M nephew!! (and, I don't mean Harry as the CMU graduate - we know he is ahead) However, I will be rooting for Florida tonight and my DIE KATZ could be the winner. Somehow, I will get her paws to work to endorse the check!! Don't worry, Uncle Frank, we will not be audited!! Sorry, Harry, I will root against OSU!!

I'm sure its a taxable event.


Name:
George Bayerschmidt
Date:
April 01, 2007

Comments

, Germany Liebe Familie Kern! Für das bevorstehende Osterfest möchten wir Euch liebe Grüße und gute Wünsche übermitteln.Wir waren soeben zur Palmzweigweihe in der Kirche und haben dabei an Euch gedacht.Lieber Harry grüße Deine Familie recht herzlich von uns und feiert das Osterfest recht schön. Grüß mir den Mike. Herzlichst Effi und Georg

Translation:  Love to the Kern family for the upcoming Easter Festival.  We wish you a loved greeting and convey good wishes.  We were just to Palm Sunday's church service and thought about you and your family.  Greetings to your family from our family as you celebrate this Easter Holiday.  A special greeting to Mike
-Love, Effi and George

Effi und Georg:
Deine E-Mail ist zo uns bekommen am sontag dem Ersten April.  Danke da zu Die Kern Familie wunschen Auch ihr ein Frohliches Ostern.  Grosse zu alle Bayerschmidts alswier unds bereiten fur Ostern.
-Harry, Mike and all of the Kern Family

 


Name:
BANK AUDITOR
Date:
March 31, 2007

Comments

KERN POOL 2007 Appears either Harry or Dave wins!!!! I don't think Die Katz will be able to endorse the check.

?
DK


Name:
Steven E. Kern
Date:
March 31, 2007

Comments

I am from the PA Kern Family. It is very nice to se this site. My Grandmother was Mildred Kern (Maden: Kleppinger). Her son, my father is Robert Kern, and he had 4 boys and 2 girls. Thanks again for allowing this site to be viewed. I hope to visit again. SEK

Steven:
We also have a Steven Kern, my big brother.  Thanks for visiting the site and dropping a note.  The Kern name is certainly nationwide.  Best wishes to you and all of the Pennsylvania Kern's.
Dave


Name:
Sarah Kern
Date:
March 23, 2007

Comments

hey guys i was just looking up under googel family tree kern and i found this. this is so cool im myself am german actually but we moved to the states a couple of years ago its so awesome to find something out about my past and idk its just kool :]

Sarah:
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message.  Say, you have a great last name, eh?
Dave


Name:
THE LEADERS & THE BEST
Date:
March 19, 2007

Comments

On the U-M question. There are three answers. 1) Academics 2) Academics 3) Academics

P.S. Amy if you need help picking the correct teams next year please feel free to call. Mike


Amy, do you know this guy?
DK

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
March 19, 2007

Comments

4th and last time to try to send a message!!!

I was proud of our Spartans effort against North Carolina. They just ran out of gas and don't have a deep enough bench and "long arms"1 Ibok was out with an injury.

My main reason for sending a message is I want to know if Michael (Buck) is going to apply for either of the U of M basketball coaching positions??? The radio show I listened to today said that U of M needs to start spending some real money on that program, not just think athletes want to come there because it is U of M!!

Ouch, that hurts.....
Ah yes, how long has it been since the Wolverines have sent an honest basketball team to the NCAA's?

DK

 


Name:
Becky
Date:
March 19, 2007

Comments

Dave,

You missed your calling. Your website looks great!! Are you for hire?

So Becky, how much of a pay raise did you want this year?
DK


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
March 17, 2007

Comments

Let the games begin (and they have). Lots of "L's" on my sheets. Actually did better than those suggested by Sports Illustrated so far. I think the Spartans will meet their Waterloo tonight.

The brackets arrived.  Uncle C is ripping them up.  Go Spartans.
DK

 


Name:
Susan Gerberding
Date:
February 10, 2007

Comments

My great, great grandfather was Johann Peter Kern. My maternal grandmother was his granddaughter, Marie Eva Kern Sohn. Thank you for your work in recording our family history. -Clawson, Michigan

Susan:

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a note.  The family history work on this web site should be credited to Frank Kern of Frankenmuth as well as others who have contributed.  Although the data on our site is certainly not extensive, its been fun and interesting learning experience for me.  There are others (most notably Wallace Kern) that have compiled vast amounts of Kern genealogy data.   Best wishes to you and your family, and maybe some day we will meet at the Kern Reunion in Frankenmuth.

Dave

 


Name:
Andrea (Kern) Cassidy
Date:
December 31, 2006

Comments

It was wonderful to see everyone over Christmas. We miss you so much! Dad, keep up the great work on the site. Can you update it with Christmas and baptism pictures? I guess I didn't take as many pictures as I thought I did. We love you all so much! Nick & AJ

Andrea:

It was wonderful to have the family together again. The Kern's were truly blessed in 2006.   We will get the pics up soon.

Dad


Name:
George und Effi Bayerschmidt
Date:
December 27, 2006

Comments

Hallo lieber Harry, Wir haben uns ja vor dem Weihnachtsfest schon persönlich am Telefon frohe Weihnacht gewünscht. Wir wissen dass Ihr am Heilig Abend alle zusammen ward und zusammen die Bescherung gemacht habt. Das finden wir immer sehr schön. Auch bei unserer Gabi wird das so gemacht. Einzeln werden die Geschenke verteilt und es wird gewartet bis jeder sein Geschenk bekommen und geöffnet hat. So war es auch bei uns ein schöner, harmonischer heiliger Abend. Wir hoffen, dass Ihr die Feiertage gut verbracht habt. Sicher ward Ihr auch in der Kirche und habt auch gut gegessen. Bei uns gab es die übliche deutsche Weihnachtsgans. So wünschen wir Euch für das neue Jahr alles Gute, Gesundheit und Wohlergehen für die ganze Familie.

Herzlichst grüßen Euch Eure Freunde aus Old Germany

Effi und Georg

Effi und Georg:

Thank  you so much for the very nice holiday note from Germany.  Your Michigan friends wish you a very Merry Christmas and our prayers are with you and your family for the upcoming New Year.

At a gathering last night, dad (Harry) translated your message to the entire family, and all were happy to hear from you.  May God's blessings be upon the Bayerschmidt family.

Dave

 

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
December 15, 2006

Comments

It's been a long time since I've checked your Guest Book. Keep up the good work.

Never thought I would say this, Mike, but I hope Ohio State takes Florida to the cleaners, as U of M certainly should have played for the National Championship. Go Blue and beat USC!! They need to win a bowl game one of these years!! Who knows, MSU might be up in those ranks one of these years. (Don't hold your breath!)

Aunt J:

We will see what happens shortly.  Tough to pull for OSU, but maybe it will be a Big 10 year.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and the Elbers family.

Dave


 
Name:
Carolyn L. Kern{Walton}
Date:
November 11, 2006

Comments

Thanks so much ,I have been trying to link up Edward[Eduard] W. Kern to all the Kern family that lived in Michigan.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found what you were looking for.

Dave


Name:
John Kern
Date:
October 15, 2006

Comments

great site.

John:

Thanks for checking in and leaving a message.

Dave


Name:
David Bossick
Date:
October 11, 2006

Comments

Hello from Wisconsin. The site is nice. I'll be getting into that Millington baseball material soon. Very interesting stuff. Take care.

Dave,
Nice of you to drop a note.  We hope all is going well in the land of cheese and Packers.  The sports pages are certainly not the same since you left.  (the link to Dave's new newspaper is: http://www.chippewa.com/sports/ )
DK


Name:
Cheryl Griesing
Date:
September 09, 2006

Comments

What a great idea! I loved seeing the boys and of Erin and Josh. Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa! Best wishes!

Thanks Cheryl.  Its fun to be a grandpa.  Enjoyed seeing Dave and Jacob this weekend as well.
Dave


Name:
Wally Kern
Date:
September 09, 2006

Comments

I have a nice writeup on the Bernthal family. Dr. Wilmar Bernthal edited writeups from several sources. They are traced back to Switzerland. I'm related to them too through my mother who was a Weber.The orginal Weber from Frankenmuth married Kuniganda Bernthal. If you give me your email address I will email it to you.

Also, I see that you got the attention Georg Beyerschmidt from Germany. I saw him & Effi in Germany in 1989 when he took my family around in Nuremburg and Rosstal.

Wally

Wally,
Thanks for the offer.  I would love to have a copy of the write-up.    I am trying to get Frank and brother Steve to work up some web stuff on the Bernthal side, but everyone is busy.

Best wishes,
Dave


 

Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
August 26, 2006

Comments

Congratulations on those twin boys!! I am certainly not old enough to have great-great nephews!! I love those "S" hats in the pictures on the website. Go Green!! I'm sure Uncle Mike "loved" them too.

Hope all is well with Erin and the new babies.

Well, Old Uncle Mike has to break open the wallet if he wants them to wear maize and blue, eh?

DK


Name:
Uncle Frank
Date:
August 25, 2006

Comments

Dave: I know you are busy, but I thought I would ask you to add Amy and Jim's new addition. He is James Charles Baker, listed below Payton in the History section. Danke

Uncle F:

Done, thanks for the reminder.........that was a fun update!

Dave


Name:
Uncle Frank
Date:
August 25, 2006

Comments

Grandma and Grandpa: Congratulations to the new Grandparents from the Kern clan in Frankenmuth. Enjoy

Thanks.....can you see the smile from there?


Name:
Nick Cassidy
Date:
July 29, 2006

Comments

In the past few days I have called out a few guys for definite man-card violations. However, besides the few listed on the card, I have no list of offenses that would result in the removal of ones card? Is it possible to have the Silver Bullet team compile a complete list of unmanly actions and the penalties for such violations?

 

Complete list?  Nah,  A Man Card holder knows instinctively when a violation has occurred.  No lists of violations are needed, just impose the penalty.  Things like snuggly pillows and the like are clearly 1 hour card suspensions.

DK


Name:
Andrea
Date:
July 29, 2006

Comments

I saw that you updated the page with pictures of your Montana picts. I think you should put up some pictures of our NYC trip as we brought home much more "kill" than you did! :)

Love you! AJ

Geez Andrea, for some reason I don't have enough money left to put those NY pics on the web site!

Love,
Dad


Name:
Lane Walker
Date:
July 27, 2006

Comments

I am one of Nick's buddies from Kingston. Nice Montana pictures. Good luck with the new twins, my wife and I just had twin girls eight weeks ago. They are wonderful.

Lane:

Congratulations to your wife and you as I am sure those are two beautiful baby girls.  We are most happy for the both of you as you are surely blessed (but I would suggest at least one more girl in the future to make life interesting).  Nick told me you are now a proud Cardinal as well.  It is great hearing from you and enjoy those babies.

Dave


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
July 23, 2006

Comments

Hope you had a great time fishing out in Montana and that the girls had the same in New York!! Welcome back!

Just was looking at the Kern Family and wondered why Marjorie Ann Martha Kern German was not listed in the Pre-WWII generation?????

Aunt J:

Sorry for the delay with the answer, pretty hectic lately.  I am happy that you had a wonderful Alaska vacation.  From what I hear it is absolutely breathtaking.  Can't wait to see the pictures.  I will get your older brother working on the web correction.

DK


Name:
Steve
Date:
July 11, 2006

Comments

Aunt Jeanette, Glad to hear you are back safely, and had a great time. All is well here, and Dave, Mike, and Nick are about ready to go fishing in Montana. I can't wait to make that Alaskan trip myself some day. Steve


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
July 09, 2006

Comments

Thought I'd better check in with the family since we returned from Alaska. We had a great time, but only had good weather the first 3 days when we could see Mt. McKinley from Anchorage. We splurged and took a "small" bush plane up into the glaciers, way up into and above the mountains and then we landed on a beautiful lake on our way down. Landing on water is about the smoothest landing you can have. Alaska sure is a huge state and we only saw a small portion of it.


Name:
Janet Reinert
Date:
June 16, 2006

Comments

I finally got a chance to check out your site. How cool! I sure miss you guys and having our girls in sports. Those were the days! If only we could go back. Have a good summer.

 Janet

Janet:

Thanks for the nice note.  It was good seeing you again as RJ & I really enjoyed the wedding.  By the way, tell that old (really old) Kraut husband of your's that he owes me a cup of coffee.

Dave

 


Name:
Mark Kern
Date:
June 09, 2006

Comments

Living in Louisiana for 28 years, brother to the Kern's Sausages brothers. Wanted to save the family history link. Thanks.

Mark:

Thanks for visiting the web site.  Frank certainly did a fine job of putting together a history and I've learned a great deal about our forefathers and foremothers.  Best wishes to you and your family in Louisiana and please write again.
Dave
P.S.: Kern's Sausage is the official summer sausage of this web site and has the Sam Stamp of Approval Click Here for Good Meat.


Name:
Jack
Date:
May 31, 2006

Comments

ok, so, apparently all the fisherman on this web site have a thing with BEING WHITE!!! The FISH look great, but my oh my look at all the white sagging boobies on the fisherMEN!!

JB:

Yes those are certainly white boyz.    Dan and Dave - nice catch of walleyes!    Pictures Here

DK

 


Name:
Nick Cassidy
Date:
May 05, 2006

Comments

Are the Tigers for real? I know they have been playing some fairly bad teams, but they have have been playing good baseball. I am thinking about getting a dish so I can watch them on Fox Sports Detroit.

Nick:

They are much improved this year.  Leyland is an outstanding manager and the change in play is apparent.  The young pitching has matured, and the hitters seem to have a clue as to what's going on. The defense is better than previous years'.   The Tigers are fun to watch to-date.

Will it hold up?  I wouldn't order the dish until after 50 or so games, by then we will know it this team is for real.  BTW, I've already ordered playoff tickets.

Dave


Name:
Uncle
Date:
April 18, 2006

Comments

Dave: As to the update of Kern History, I am waiting until Ray Bergdolt, at the Lodge, approves of my write up and pictures, after which time I will send you the history. O.K. You didn't answer as to whether you are interested in the grave stone, not yours, but Johann William's. For your information, we had a meeting of the Kern Reunion Committee and have two speakers scheduled for historical highlights. One is Ed Beyerlein who will talk about his grandfather John Kern and either Matt or Ron Kern regarding the history of Kern's Sausages. The date is August 13th and hope you and your family will be able to make it. Uncle

Uncle F:

Its about time that you begin work on the Bernthal's.  Steve volunteered to assist with the family stuff, and I think the two of you will make outstanding collaborators.

DK


Name:
Uncle Frank
Date:
April 17, 2006

Comments

Dave: Just a matter of correcting some of the Kern History. Under "History of Our Kern Family In America, we have listed the following: 18 year old Peter - - -16 year old Johann W.

The correct ages of the above were as follows: 18 year old Johann W.- -16 year old Peter. Please make the change. Thanks Also want to let you know that an updated history has been submitted to Bavarian Lodge Kern Room, which brings the history up to date, while the original history will also be in the room, written by Wallace, Uncle Jim, and Norine Kern. I have also given some pictures to them to place in the room as well. When all is done, I will let you know. Another item: Wallace Kern showed me the grave of Johann W. in the St. Lorenz churchgrove. I wonder whether you would like to take a picture of it for your website? Let me know, and I can show you the grave. Followed Nick's running at Boston today. Seems he had a good run. Uncle Frank

Uncle F:

Will get'er done.  Do  you have a copy of the updated document?  Think trout!

DK


Name:
kate
Date:
April 06, 2006

Comments

I miss you all so much. I can't wait to come home and see you again.....

Katy:
We miss you too, keep studying.
Dad


Name:
Jack
Date:
March 28, 2006

Comments

Dave, I say, if ANYONE picked GMU to go this far, just give em the money and count the rest of us out!

Jack:
No one had Geo. Mason going this far, not even the George Mason coach!  BTW, don't look now, but you are in the lead.
DK


Name:
Cousin Joe
Date:
March 25, 2006

Comments

Use a dog! What the heck would a dog know about picking teams? Nope, I'm leaning toward darts from 20 paces for next year.


Name:
Franz
Date:
March 23, 2006

Comments

Georg und Effi: Wir sind uberrasched das Sie an unseren Kern Web Siete geschrieben hattte. Das ist so sehr Schoen. Harry ist wieder besser nach das Er wegen eines Bruchs operiert werded. Wir sind alle Gesund, und hoffen das euer familie ist also Gesund. Harry, Dave, und Ich wenschen alles gutes zu Effie and Sie. Harry, Dave, und Franz


Name:
Effi und Georg Bayerschmidt
Date:
March 22, 2006

Comments

wünschen ihren Freunden in Michigan alles Gute.Wir haben nun neuerdings auch einen INTERNET-Anschluß. Unsere E-Mail Adresse lautet: georg.bayerschmidt@t-online.de Wenn ich meinen Computer besser beherrsche, werde ich euch ein längeres Mail schicken. Herzliche Grüße Euere Freunde aus Old Germany

Nick emailed with his translation.  He also apologized for his rusty German  (use a Georgia accent when reading and insert a ya 'all on occasion):

"Best wishes to (our) friends in Michigan.  In any case we have a new email address.  The address is: (contact Dave for the email address) .   When I have better mastery of my computer, I’ll send you guys a longer message.  With fond thoughts (“heart-felt greetings”), your friends from zee Vaterland."

Georg & Effi:

Danke, wir werden bald sprechen.

Dave

 


Name:
Andrea
Date:
March 21, 2006

Comments

Hey, Dad! I am so sad that I am making such a poor showing in the basketball bracket! By the way, who is that hot, young man that I saw on the fishing "oldies but goodies" page? I love the pants! :)

Love you! AJ

AJ

I told you I used to be cool.  You should have seen the shoes that I had!  Sam said my hair weighed more than I did.  Nasty, eh?

Dad


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
March 21, 2006

Comments

Loved all the banter by my nephews and brother. He told me he wouldn't comment until fishing camp, but I see he got his dibs in!! Go Frank!! By the way, I think he forgets how we used to play penny ante with Mom, Dad, Peta, Tutti, Erna, and Hans. Those were the good old days!!

Go MSU Women!!

Hey, you started this whole thing! 

DK


Name:
Uncle Frank
Date:
March 21, 2006

Comments

"I get no respect!" I can put myself into Mike's place for getting all kinds of misplaced criticism only because he didn't land a fish. Now the target has been changed to another 3rd sibling of his family. But, you know, Mike and I have both gotten used to such comments and consider the sources. Uncle Frank

Uncle F.:

On this web site harassment is the sincerest form of love.  Also, it was your turn (and notice above that your little sister started it). 
By the way, sharpen your hooks, Trout Camp is just around the corner.

Dave


Name:
Cousin Joe
Date:
March 20, 2006

Comments

Dave, thanks for the vote of confidence, but if you still think I got a chance at winning the NCAA pool; well maybe you stood downwind a little too long during the demise of The Thing!

Joe,

Last year you flipped a coin, this year you rolled the dice.....maybe next year you should use a dog.

Dave


Name:
Mike
Date:
March 20, 2006

Comments

I must agree with Uncle Frank on this gambling issue. The man who taught us to gamble on euchre, as part of the Nuechterlein Hardware Bowling Team should know. This is unlike playing cribbage against Nick where the outcome is a certainty.

Mike:

Wasn't it just last year that a certain non-gambling Uncle provided both you and I with a document containing the rules of a card game; a game that involved beer and betting and that was best played in a tavern?  And didn't he sort of insist that we take the time to learn this game?......I think it was called Skeen or something like that.   Nah, it couldn't have been Uncle F.,  it must have been someone else.

DK


Name:
Steve
Date:
March 20, 2006

Comments

Now, Now Aunt J, Uncle Frank needs to be reminded of a question Grandpa Kern asked the pastor about competing for money in bowling. He was told that it was a game of skill and therefore OK. This is a game of skill (of the mind) in calculating statistical information and analyzing evidence before coming to a logical conclusion. You know, much the same thing that an auditor would do on his job. Oh My, if it is gambling, then Uncle Frank must have had a career of it??!!?? :-) Steve

Well, if the pastor said its ok, then.......lets double the bets!


Name:
Steve
Date:
March 20, 2006

Comments

Now, Now Aunt J, Uncle Frank needs to be reminded of a question Grandpa Kern asked the pastor about competing for money in bowling. He was told that it was a game of skill and therefore OK. This is a game of skill (of the mind) in calculating statistical information and analyzing evidence before coming to a logical conclusion. You know, much the same thing that an auditor would do on his job. Oh My, if it is gambling, then Uncle Frank must have had a career of it??!!?? :-) Steve

Well, if the pastor said its ok, then.......lets double the bets!


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
March 20, 2006

Comments

Glad to see I rank right up there with the best of them. However, I'm dead meat after Round 2. I had Ohio State winning it all! Oh well, our Big Ten sure fizzled!! By the way, Uncle Frank says to tell Mike that what we're doing is gambling!!!

Aunt J.:
Don't be too quick to count yourself out.  I believe that no one is out of it this year and the unusual just may happen (although picking Ohio State might have been too pro-Big 10).  BTW, I recall hearing that sermon myself.

Dave

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
March 20, 2006

Comments

Glad to see I rank right up there with the best of them. However, I'm dead meat after Round 2. I had Ohio State winning it all! Oh well, our Big Ten sure fizzled!! By the way, Uncle Frank says to tell Mike that what we're doing is gambling!!!

Aunt J.:
Don't be too quick to count yourself out.  I believe that no one is out of it this year and the unusual just may happen (although picking Ohio State might have been too pro-Big 10).  BTW, I recall hearing that sermon myself.

Dave

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
March 14, 2006

Comments

I don't like to brag or anything, but don't most good teams play in the NCAA?? It seems to me that one of the teams from our state has to play in the NIT. I love one of the placards at the MSU/U of M game that read, "Real men wear shirts and ties". I don't think I've ever seen Tommy wear a shirt. Go Green!!

Yes, there is certainly quite a difference between the NCAA and NIT tournaments.  Sort of like major league baseball vs. little league.  Go Green!

Dave


Name:
Gary Fick
Date:
December 23, 2005

Comments

Hi Dave, With 2005 coming to a close, has there been a winner declared for the Club Award (bad netting technique)?

Gary:

Thanks for reminding me, I almost forgot about the award.  I'll have to consult with the other non-nominees (which is pretty much Joe and I) and take a vote.  That hack job of Buck's was brutal,  Sam's on the other hand was sort of.....well, it was  Sam.  I'll post the winner after the new year.  Thanks again for the reminder.

Dave

 


Name:
jim zwerican
Date:
December 05, 2005

Comments

Hi there Steve this is a neat sight you developed! Sam Licavoli told me about it! Keep up the good work! NICE FISH JOE DEMSKI!!! ZEKE

Thanks Jim, hope you enjoyed the site.  Email pictures of those big bucks, eh?

Dave


Name:
THE LEADERS AND THE BEST
Date:
November 17, 2005

Comments

COMMENTS ON THE MOVIE "THE THING"

JUST A TYPICAL SATURDAY NIGHT IN EAST LANSING, MUST HAVE MADE UNCLE FRANK, JOSH & GLEN HOMESICK FOR THEIR DAYS ON THE BANKS OF THE RED CEDAR.(DO NOT FALL IN YOU WILL NEED SHOTS)

DAVE- YOU COULD GET CREDIT FOR A 400 LEVEL COURSE AT MSU FOR THIS MOVIE.

GO MSU BEAT PENN STATE


Name:
Nick Cassidy
 
Date:
November 01, 2005

Comments

I have had the chance to make it out fishing a couple of times in the last few weeks. Andrea even went out once! I will try to send the pictures sometime this week.

Nick,
I heard you took my daughter fishing.  Can't wait to see the proof in the pictures.
Dave

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
 
Date:
November 01, 2005

Comments

We've had a few more tears to shed since that U of M game!With the Spartans and the Lions, you just can't expect constant wins. Let's hope our basketball season will bring us great victories. I do hear that U of M's bball team will be a contender this year. Go Green!!!!!

Aunt J:
Don't give up on the Sparty football team yet, they could be playing for a decent bowl.  But do I get the basketball thing.  Ol' Tom will extract revenge on those nasty Wolverines.
DK


Name:
Glen
Date:
October 04, 2005

Comments

All Michigan State fans are washing their Sparty skirts today with tears. It just doesn't seem right!!!!

Glen:

It was a tough loss for the Spartan fans.  However, it certainly was a great game.
I'm waiting for comments from Aunt J, Uncle F,. Josh. as well as Alex, Tim & Nate.  I think
we can expect something from Mike.

Dave


Name:
melissa mason
Date:
September 04, 2005

Comments

erins wedding pics looked nice

Melissa,
Thanks for the comments, and thanks for attending.  Hope things are going well with you.
-Dave


Name:
Glen
Date:
September 04, 2005

Comments

Mike: I have a possible answer why Sparty wears a skirt. Sparty wins the National Mascot contest almost every year. The muscular one won in the National contest in 2004-05. A skirt always helps a person look nice!!!!!

Glen:

We will have to wait for Mike's wisecrack reply relating to this mascot issue.  In my opinion regarding mascots, MSU - 1   U of M - 0

Dave


Name:
Ryon List
Date:
July 21, 2005

Comments

Really enjoy this site. Keeps me in touch with my hometown and my friends. Thanks for doing it and fish on.

Ryan:
Thanks for visiting and the kind comments.  The Silver Bullet guys really enjoyed the tournament this past weekend.  We'd
like to thank your family for the invite.  If you have any pix from the fishing tourney (or any other fishing pix)
that can be scanned, I'd love to put them on the web site.  I think this is a picture of your boat, "The "Fishing List" taken
the day of the tournament.
Dave

 


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
July 17, 2005

Comments

Michael - Your are toooooo funny! I'll have to find out why Sparty wears a skirt - a great warrior!

By the way, your cousin, Amy, is being inducted into the Alma Hall of Fame in October for winning the Division 3 National Championship in 1992. Can any other relatives claim the same????

Congratulations Amy!  A well deserved honor.

And now,  for the MSU vs. U of M thing, turn your speakers up and:

MSU. Fans
Click Here
U of M Fans
Click Here

 We like both of 'em!
(be patient, these files are slow loading)

DK
 

 


Name:
THE LEADERS AND THE BEST
Date:
July 15, 2005

Comments

DOES msu PLAY FOOTBALL? DIVISION 3?

ANOTHER QUESTION: WHY DOES SPARTY WEAR A SKIRT?


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
July 14, 2005

Comments

Thank you so much for acknowledging me, Glen!!! Something good has to come from the only sister in this group!!

FYI - If any more football players get arrested, MSU will be up a creek this fall. I'm sure Michael would say they're always up a creek!! Go MSU!


Name:
Glen Roth
Date:
July 10, 2005

Comments

Both the talent and good looks come from Jeanette!!!!

I especially enjoy this site. All the fisherman look so serious and everyone else has great smiles!!!

Glen:
Thanks for visiting the site.  You noticed those sourpuss faces too, eh?
Dave


Name:
Aunt Jeanette
Date:
June 23, 2005

Comments

Can't believe how talented my Godchild has become with the computer and creating a terrific website. Does he do any work anymore for Saginaw Township? (Just kidding.) That talent must come from me!!

I don't know about the talent, but the good looks..........
D.K.


Name:
Josh Biggert
Date:
June 23, 2005

Comments

Skoie told me that Uncle Buck couldn't net a big fish for you. How big was it?

Josh,
I am absolutely convinced that it was a world record walleye.  I feel bad for Mike,
but it was a monster! 
Click here for my recollection of that world record fish that
got away.

Dave


Name:
Sam Licavoli II
Date:
June 23, 2005

Comments

The fishing trip on the bay father's day looks to be a successful one but from what I have read Mike must have mis-netted a big walleye.

Sammy,
Yup, we had a good day, but that one fish...........definitely a new state record walleye.
I wonder what the world record is?
Dave


Name:
Nick Cassidy
Date:
June 23, 2005

Comments

Hey Dave, glad to see you guys caught some walleyes the other day. I'm looking forward to doing some trout fishing next week.

I hear Buck knocked one off at the net. Was it a big fish?

Nick,
You know, the more that I think about that fish...... I'd say a possible state record.
Dave


Name:
Cousin Joe
Date:
June 22, 2005

Comments

Fish on!!! Hey Mike grab the net. Oh never mind, I remember what happened last time. Hey Dave, grab the net!

Joe,
Can you say: "Master Angler Award"!
Dave


Name:
Sam Licavoli
Date:
June 21, 2005

Comments

Nice catch of walleyes for getting a late start. Sounds like it could have been even better if  M.F.K. new how to handle a net. Well at least he got off his butt for a change and tried. Next time he can stay behind the wheel where he usually is and keep us on the fish.

Sam,
Yes, its too bad about that fish, I've always wanted to catch a fish that I could hang on the wall.
I think that might have been THE WALLEYE.
Dave


 
Name:
Gary Fick
Date:
June 21, 2005

Comments

Dave, Sorry to hear Mike goofed up on netting a nice sized walleye.

Gary Fick

Gary,
Thanks for the condolences (the fish was really nice).
I don't want Mike to feel badly, but I really wanted that fish.
Dave

 


Name:
Nick & Andrea Cassidy
Date:
June 10, 2005

Comments

Hello everyone! The website continues to look great! We visit it often to keep up with all of the "Millington News!"




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