To all those who bear the last name ELWERT:
The history of the Elwert family can be traced back to the 16th century. Throughout the past centuries, those bearing the last name Elwert spread all over the world. In the 19th century, many family members emigrated to the US, Canada, South America and Australia.
A large number of those bearing the last name Elwert were important people (clergymen, doctors and lawyers). The family has its roots in Luxembourg, Idstein / Taunus (Hessen, Germany) and in Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany).
The Elwert Families Association has been in existence since the 1920’s. Since 1925, it has published a family chronicle. The latest issue of this chronicle was published in 1991 and dealt with some family members and with the principal progenitor, the clergyman Johann Philipp Elwert (Elbert) who was born in 1621 in Wertheim and died in 1699 in Idstein.
The Elwert Families Association now aims to reactivate our family relations not only with those in our country, but with those living abroad as well. Therefore, we hope that you take an interest in the Elwert Families Association. With your added information we may be able to clarify the data that we have received from others as well as add you to our genealogical tree. In order to help us to complete the tree we would like you to send us the names of the members of your family and possibly, the names and dates of birth and death of your parents, grandparents etc.. Maybe there even exists old family documents’ showing these dates. We have a rather complete survey on the Elwert family living in the south of Germany. They are listed in the 41st volume of the “Deutsches Geschlechterbuch” (German Book of Families) and it has been completed by us to the present day.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and would like to ask you to forward this letter to relatives.
Wolfram Elwert on behalf of the ELWERT family
Elwert Families Association
c/o Michael Andrew Elwert
428 S. 7th Street
Emmaus, PA 18049 USA