You have reached the family tree collaboration page for the extended Bernclau family.
The surname is spelled in numerous different ways, including but not limited to names that are German (Bernclau, Bernklau von Rothofredo, Bernklo, Bernclo von Schoenruth, Baerenklau, Bärenklau) and Czech (Pernklo, Perklo, Pernklaub, Perniklo, Pernklab and Pernklobova ze Senrajtu). Family members appear to descend from a single family living in the Palatine earlier than 1450, and branched out in Bohemia during the 16th century. Some branches emigrated to the United States late in the 19th Century.
It is our hope to build upon the pioneering work of the late Frank Bernklow of Maine, whose research into the family history, including travel to archives and sites in Germany, provides much of what we know about the Bernklau descendants. Our ultimate aim is to to build a collaborative tree on Geni tying together all genealogically-minded members of the family, wherever on the globe they may be found.
Fieldmarshall Johann Leopold Freiherr von Bernklau, Bohemia hero of the Austrian War of Succession, 1700-1747, reputedly the last of his line. Fieldmarshall von Bernklau
Blazon: D'or, au castor rampant, au naturel. Casque couronné.
Known German Lineages:
Kaltenbrunn, Germany Ehrardt Pernclo
Winklar, Germany > New York State Caspar Anton Bernklau
Kemnath, Germany Ulrich Bernclo of Kemnath
Julich Lineage Friedrich Ritter von Bernklau
Dusseldorf Car Nicolaus Joseph Maria Bernclau
Hornberger Lineage, Speyer > NYC Johann Adam Barenclau from Speyer
Known Czech Lineages
Hlohovčice, CZ > Saline Nebraska Lorenc Bernklau
Altfurstenhutte, Tachov, CZ > Canada Wolfgang Adam Bernkalu
Prichovsky Lineage Lidmilla Prichovsky nee Pernklobova ze Senrajtu
Wisconsin-Illinois Adam Bernklau
Tynec, CZ > Von Bylant Lineage Johan Georg Bernklo von Schonreit
Wolf Christof Bernklo Bernklau Wolf Christof Bernklau von Schoenreuth
How can you participate?
(1) Add your branches to the tree, or any other branches that you may have researched. This is a 100% shared collaboration and the tree belongs to all of us. But please do not duplicate existing entries. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact Geni curator Adam Brown.
(2) Upload photographs and documents to the tree. Primary materials are the lifeblood of any historical endeavor and yours are valuable!
(3) Invite family members to tree. The more the merrier and maybe you will uncover someone with a latent talent for historical research; and
(4) If you have the last name of Bernclau or one of its variations, please participate in our new Y Chromosome DNA study of the family as a means of sorting out the branches of the tree. We actively encourage family members to participate by contacting Adam.