A virtual Heimat center
So, come and learn about the Heimat of our family – come and visit Steinschönau on the web.
The purpose of the site is to
Provide a center for learning about the region
Support projects that would aid our collective endeavors
Support projects that would be a fitting tribute to our ancestors
Erich Knechtel with his
lovely wife of 57 years
Isolde (nee Walter)
This site is dedicated to Erich Knechtel, a Steinschönauer and cousin to the keeper of the website. Erich was the patriarch of the Knechtel clan and generously shared with many the great documents and stories about Steinschönau that will eventually make it on to the website. Erich passed on before seeing this site, so this is dedicated to his memory and his dedication to his family’s history. We will greatly miss the “Patriarch of our Clan.”
Spring was lacked it’s a portion of its luster, laughter and light with the passing of Isolde Knechtel on the 23rd of March 2006. She was a remarkable woman – strong in spirit and faith. Cheri and I will forever remember her bright smile, warm laugh, and gracious nature from our visit with her over a decade ago. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
For information or suggestions, drop me a note!