The genealogical data - who begat whom - for our EMBSHOFF family can be found in GED form at

Arthur EMBSHOFF's ancestors were Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania and Ohio, finally settling in Cincinnati. Frederick George EMBSHOFF married Melanie SINDLINGER on Aug. 14, 1888, in Cincinnati. Their wedding picture is shown below. The picture below that (taken about 1902) shows young Arthur on the right, with his parents Melanie SINDLINGER and Frederick EMBSHOFF, and his brothers Fred and Julian. Fred's memoir contributed greatly to my database.
Arthur EMBSHOFF's younger brother Fred married Anna Margaret BREDEHOFT in 1918. The picture of Fred and Anna, below left, was sent to me by Nanci Rice; Nanci is a granddaughter of Anna's sister, Louise BREDEHOFT, pictured on the right.
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Genealogy Mistakes - There are bound to be mistakes. Some are no doubt transcription errors, others are errors in my interpretation of data, a few are errors in the texts I have used. All are, of course, my responsibility, and I'd be happy to discuss errors. I'm most concerned with relationship errors. There are many omissions of dates and offspring, some because I didn't find the data, others because I simply did not pursue all the possible avenues of information. I am always happy to discuss family history with relatives and interested observers.

Research for these genealogies was done largely at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit them at I would like to thank them and recommend to all that you support your local historical society with donations.

A considerable amount of work on this genealogy was done using the databases at,, and Indices to all of the censuses from the earliest to the 1940 United States censuses may be accessed by using the resources at these sites.

This page was last updated on 10/19/2013.