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Daniel Ira Bodenheimer

Immediate Family:

Son of Private User and Doré (Doris Ann) Bodenheimer
Husband of Julie Lynne Bodenheimer
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Debi Bodenheimer

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About Dan Bodenheimer (Cousin Detective)

Hello and thank you for viewing my profile! I have been working on Geni since April 2008, and I really love the collaboration effort in making all the connections. I specialize in German and American research; with a side-line into Cornwall -- as 14 of my 16 Great Great Grandparents were from Germany, and two were from Cornwall.

I started writing The Cousin Detective at to illustrate some of my more amazing cases, solved and unsolved.

My Y-DNA test came back as J-M267 (J1), and with additional SNP tests was refined to J-L816 (J1a2b3a1).

Family Names and Places:


  • ARON, Bronie Gabriel geb Aron from Gerabronn
  • BODENHEIMER, Isaak, and his father Aaron, from Waibstadt, Baden-Wüttemburg, Germany
  • BODENHEIMER, Gutel, wife of Simon, from Baiertal
  • GABRIEL, Bela - mother of Gabriel Gruenwald. Her father was Aron Gabriel from Gerabronn
  • GRUENWALD, Mathilde and her father Gabriel Loew Gruenwald from Affaltrach, Obersulm
  • LEVI, Sara - wife of Nathan Isaak Strauss from Affaltrach.
  • MARX, Braeunle, wife of Aaron, from Waibstadt
  • SALOMON, Sara Serle Bodenheimer geb Salomon (1736-1827) of Waibstadt, mother of Aaron
  • STRAUSS, Nathan and his daughter Klara from Affaltrach
  • WOLFSBRUECK, Sophie and Mina, Isaak's wives, from Baiertal, Wüttemburg, Germany
  • WOLFSBRUECK, Simon, father of Sophie and Mina, from Baiertal

Posen, Prussia

  • BRANDT, Phillipine Rosalia Landsberger geb Brandt and her father Joachim from Posen
  • DESSAUER, Seraphine Brandt geb Dessauer and her father Moses Dessauer from Stadt Posen
  • PITSCHPATSCH, Lea Dessauer geb Pitschpatsch -- mother of Seraphine.
  • HEILBRONN, Maria and her father Pincus from Schwersenz, Posen
  • KORACH, Johanna and her father David from Lissa
  • LANDSBERGER, Elias Isaac, from Posen
  • LEVY, Robert Gottfried and his father Bernard, from Lissa, Posen, Prussia (now Leszno, Poland)
  • LIPSCHUETZ, Eva and her parents, Pinchas and Esther from Schwersenz
  • METZ, Sara and her father Nehemias Metz from Lissa in Posen.
  • SCHNELLER, Malchen Schneller (1762-1856) the mother of Zerline Metz geb Wiener from Lissa.
  • TAUBE, Rosa Landsberg geb Taube, wife of Isaac. From Posen
  • WIENER, Zerline and her father Isaac Wiener from Lissa in Posen. Zerline’s grandfather is Loebel Wiener
  • WOLFF, Isaak, from Schwersenz, Posen; it’s likely his brother Meyer Wolff was from there too.
  • WOLFF, Hedwig, from Kreis Schroda, Posen, Prussia (now Sroda Wielkopolska, Poland)
  • WOLFF, Jacob, from Murzynowo — he was Hedwig’s father.

West Prussia & Märkisch Friedland

  • GOLDSCHMIDT, Mathilde, her father Julius and his father Fischel Goldschmidt, likely from Thorn.
  • GOTTSCHALK, Henriette and her father Isaac from Märkisch Friedland
  • LACHMANN, Isaac and his father Abraham, from Graudenz, Prussia (now Grudziadz, Poland)
  • LEBENHEIM, Johanna and her father Leiser from Thorn (now Torun,Poland)
  • LOEWINSOHN, Esther (born about 1775 likely in Thorn) — wife of Leiser Lebenheim
  • MAASS, Lewin Philipp, from Markisch Friedland, Germany (now Miroslawiec, Poland)
  • WOLFF, Alexander, from Markisch Friedland

Schlesien, Prussia

  • KOSCH, Johanna Obst geb Kosch from Breslau — mtDNA J2b1a
  • MANSEL, Karl from Breslau
  • OBST, Louise and her father Fritz, from Klein Ellguth, Breslau, Schlesien, Prussia
  • PETAU, Pauline, Eduard's wife from Schlesien, Prussia
  • ZIMMER, Paul and his father Eduard, from Reichenbach, Schlesien, Prussia


  • ACHENBACH, Anna Brandau geb Achenbach from Hermschlar
  • BALD, Anna Katharine Spies geb Bald and her father Johann Georg Bald of Rinthe
  • BRANDAU, Anna Elizabeth, wife of George Heinrich, from Berghausen, Westfalen, Prussia
  • BRANDAU, Johann Heinrich, Anna's father, from Berghausen
  • DREISSBACH, Catharina Fuchs geb Dreissbach — mother of Maria Louise Fuchs
  • FUCHS, Maria Louise, mother of Johann Daniel, from Berleburg
  • JECKEL, Elisabeth Kemper geb Jeckel and her father Jonas Jeckel
  • KELLER, Catharine Bald geb Keller
  • KEMPER, Florentine Christiane and grandfather Jost Henrich Kemper
  • KESSLER, Louis Phillip and his father Johann Daniel, from Berleburg, Westfalen, Prussia
  • LINDE, Anna Elisabetha, Anna's mother, from Raumland - and father Johannes Linde
  • RADENBACHS - Catharina Linde geb Radenbachs, mother of Anna Elisabetha Brandau geb Linde
  • SCHNELL, Catharina Kemper geb Schnell, mother of Friedrich Kemper of Berleburg
  • SPIES, Helena Katherine, wife of Louise Phillip, from Raumland, Westfalen, Prussia
  • SPIES, Georg Heinrich and his father Johann Daniel from Raumland
  • WINTER, Johanna Kessler geb Winter from Berleburg

Cornwall, England

  • BROKENSHIRE, Amelia and her father Thomas, from St Blazey
  • BURLEY, Mary and her father Thomas Burley of Kea, Cornwall
  • JAMES, Anne Seccombe geb James, mother of James Seccombe of Illogan
  • LUCAS, Elizabeth and her father George Lucas
  • LUKES, Luke and his father Robert, from St Blazey, Cornwall
  • MARTYN, Alice, wife of Luke, from Calstock, Cornwall
  • PENBERTHY, Anne, wife of Thomas Brokenshire
  • PUCKY, Mary the mother of Thomas Lukes
  • SECCOMBE, Leonora and her father James, grandfather Nicholas, from Calstock
  • THOMAS, Elizabeth Thomas, wife of Thomas Lukes

King David

The biblical King David (King David of Israel) is supposedly somewhere around my 97th great grandfather (it fluctuates, and was an even 100th great grandfather a few months ago). This is most likely true, but the proof is certainly not concrete.

  • As of May 2016, he is my 102nd Great Grandfather.
  • May 2017: King David of Israel / דוד המלך is your 99th great grandfather.
  • 21 Jan 2018 -- King David is now my 100th great grandfather.
  • 10 May 2019 -- No path found to King David of Israel.
  • 4 July 2020 - King David is my 98th great grandfather