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Germanic Surnames in Gray

One of the most overlooked group of soldiers that served in the Confederate Army are those individuals having Germanic surnames. While much attention is made to the large numbers of Germans that served in the Union Army, little is publicized about their southern counterpart or about the descendants of early Germanic immigrants that made it to this country as early as 1714, when the first German colony was established in Orange Co., Virginia.

Broadfoot Publishers has recently released on CD ROM  a compilation  known as the "Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865", containing records from the National Archives.  Included in the 1.5 million entries are the soldier's names, rank, and unit/regiment.  This is a survey about the Confederate soldiers bearing Germanic surnames (originating from the regions now known as Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and adjacent localities).  These nations were originally composed of various German speaking kingdoms/duchies, such as: Bavaria, Baden, Bayern, Brandeburg, Hessen, Holstein, Mecklenburg, Munster, Moravia, Nassau, Palatinate, Pomerania, Prussia, Saxony, Silesia, Wuertemberg, and other states of the "Confederacy of the Rhine".  Also included are those Germanic names that originated from the Swiss Confederation (Switzerland) and the Archduchy of Austria.

It should be noted that while many of those numbered in the listings were direct immigrants (large numbers settled in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia prior to 1860), the majority were merely the descendants of Germanic immigrants and were several generation "American".   Frequently these families intermarried with others of different ethnicity (Scots-Irish, English, Welsh, ect.) and so they had varying degrees of German blood.

How the name appear in the roster listing ?

For example, a Private (no rank listed):

Wannenmacher, Wilhelm MS Cav. Jeff Davis Legion Co.A

For an Officer (rank given):

Bachman, William K. SC Arty. Bachman's Co. (German Lt.Arty.)  Capt. 

Noted Missouri C.S Soldiers:

St. Louis German American, Pvt. Robert W. Busch, fighting for the Confederate Missouri Brigade in the trenches of Vicksburg, Mississippi took revenge on the  St. Louis German Unionist of the 8th Missouri U.S. Infantry for their part in the action at Camp Jackson (May 10 1861). Leaping from the safety of the Confederate trenches, Pvt. Busch, took the 8th Mo. Infantry's battle flag and yelled, "Come get your flag ! The Camp Jackson boys are here. Don't you want to take us to the arsenal again ! It's our time now!" (May 22, 1863.) Despite the large numbers of Germans in the Missouri Union forces, there remained many, like Pvt. Busch, in the Confederate ranks.

Former St. Louis Mayor, John Wimer, an anti-slavery "Emancipationist Democrat", was sent to the Gratiot Street prison for his outspoken critical views against the federal military regime in the city. Wimer was twice elected Mayor of St. Louis, former city alderman, constable, sheriff, county judge, Postmaster of St. Louis, Superintendent of waterworks, President of Pacific Railroad, and President Commercial Insurance Company.  Originally a blacksmith in the city, he became one of the most popular Mayors the city had ever had. After escaping from the Gratiot Street Military Prison, he journeyed South and joined the Confederate Missouri Cavalry where he served with the rank of Colonel.  At the Battle of Hartsville, during Gen. Marmaduke's 1863 Missouri raid, Col. Wimer was killed on January 11th. During this same battle, his St. Louis friend, Col. Emmett McDonald was also killed. Both bodies were returned to St. Louis were they could be given Christian burial by their families. During the wake, the Yankee Provost Marshal (Franklin Dick) burst in among the grieving families, siezed the bodies and had them buried in a unmarked  grave in a potter's field. It was not until after the war, when the families discovered their whereabouts and had them reburied at Bellefontaine cemetery.

William  "Dad" Bremner (or Brenner, see note) formerly of Carondelet (St. Louis) was the only Confederate of a large family. A U.S. flag was given to him by the Sons of Veterans [Union veterans] of Evansville, Ind. as a token of their appreciation of  Bremner's "generous conduct in protecting unarmed Union soldiers, swimming for their lives. It is reported that he jumped in front of his victory-flushed comrades and kept them from shooting their swimming enemies."   He was reported to be seventy-two years on March 2, 1911 and resided in his later years at  Confederate Home at Higginsville, Missouri.. "History of St. Louis County Missouri", Vol. 1; The S.J. Clarke Co.; 1911 [Note A tombstone at the Confederate cemetery in Higginsville, Mo is marked, "W.L. Brenner"  (row "D" grave #26) born in 1839 and died in 1920. He served in the 11th Missouri Cavalry CSA]

Maj. James Morgan Utz (1841- 1864) Was a resident of north St. Louis county (Bridgeton area) who at age twenty enlisted in the Confederate Army (8th Infantry Battalion and 9th Missouri Infantry). He was later assigned as a "special agent" operating with southern sympathizers in St. Louis county. On July 1864 five Confederate soldiers exchanged fire with Federals in Jefferson county. A cypherred letter was found on one Confederates that was captured alive. The  letter signed by "J.M. Utz" was addressed to Gen. Sterling Price informing him that a Confederate agent was being held at Gratiot Street prison and that three Union militia regiments were on duty in St. Louis. Near Manchester, Maj. J. M. Utz was captured (Sept. 24 1864) while driving a wagon loaded with medical supplies, letters and a cypherbook destined for Price's army.  Accompanying him was Paul Fusz (ancestor of St. Louis autodealer Fusz family), both dressed in Federal uniforms. They were confined at Gratiot Street prison on the charges of being a rebel spy, recruting for the Confederate Army and with transporting military information.  Maj. Utz's father, Franklin Utz, was also inprisoned as a civilian at this time for "disloyalty" at the very same prison.  On Christmas day, Dec 25, 1864 Major James Morgan Utz was executed at the southeast corner of Sixth and Chestnut. He was attended by Father Ward of the Catholic Church who administered his last rights.  (Shortly after his death, an official pardon was received from President Lincoln, that would have spared his life.) He was buried  at the Fee Fee cemetery with the following epitaph, "Friends weep for him who sleeps beneath this sod, His cruel fate in sympathy deplore, But while you mourn, remember that his God has called him hence, where sorrows are no more." [Source: "The Civil War in St. Louis: A Guided Tour", by William C. Winter, 1995 Missouri Historical Society Press]

Capt. Charles Leslie Kretschmar (Kretschmer) of St. Louis first saw duty as a Lt. in Boone's regiment Missouri Mounted Infantry but was captured (Aug 20, 1862) in Manchester (near the Meramec river). He and his comrades were imprisoned at Gratiot Street prison in St. Louis.  Later Kretschmar after being exchanged served as a Captain of Co H 10th Missouri Cavalry. Other German surnamed Confederates of St. Louis captured with Kretschmar were Lt.  R. L. Botteller,  John T. Eoff , George W. Eoff , Pvt. E.A. Botteller, Pvt. George Shaffner and Pvt. Joseph Seiker.

Other German American C.S. Soldiers

Private William Guehrs (5th Texas Artillery, CSA)  (abt. 1841-1864) was awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana (May 6 1864). "During the first exchange of fire with the enemy gunboat Granite City, Private Guehrs sustained a serious wound to his leg while serving as gunner to the Number One gun in his battery. With one comrade dead and seeing that two guns of his battery were already out of action, Private Guehrs steadfastly refused medical aid and remained with his gun, although compelled by his crippling wound to swab and load the piece from his knees. Despite a deadly crossfire from the gunboat Wave, Pvt. Guehrs continued to load the Number One gun until help arrived and both enemy gunboats were surrendered. On 3 September 1864, Private Guehrs died from his wounds." [source: "This Heroic...Forgotten Ordinary Soldier" in Valor in Gray: The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor. 1996 by Gregg S. Clemer.]

Sgt. Adam Washington Ballenger (13th South Carolina Infantry CSA) (1844-1912) A recipient of the Confederate Medal of Honor for service during the Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia (28 July 1864). "During the charge of the 12 and 13th South Carolina Regiments which threw the enemy into confusion, Sgt. Ballenger left his command and alone, rushed forward and captured one of the guns of the enemy's artillery.  In his desperate fight with the enemy teamsters who sought to retake the cannon and move it to the rear, Sgt. Ballenger, although dangerously exposed to enemy fire, cut the traces of the horses, then mounted the gun and singlehandedly defended the piece until reinforcements arrived." [Source: "He Stands Large in My Memory" in Valor in Gray: The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor. 1996 by Gregg S. Clemer.]

Cpl. C. F. Carlsen (South Carolina German Artillery CSA) 

Seaman Arnold Becker ( CSS Indian Chief) 

Both these men were part of the seven man crew of the CSS Hunley, the world's first submarine to successfully sink an enemy ship, the USS Housatonic (near Charleston Harbor, South Carolina 17 Feb 1864).  "Despite the tragic loss of two previous crews, Corporal Carlsen and Seaman Becker, volunteered for duty on the Hunley. Under the cover of night with nothing to guide them but ship lights and dead reckoning, they surprised, attacked and sank the USS Housatonic with an improvised torpedo as the warship lay anchored more than two miles off shore." After successfully completing its mission, the Hunley signaled those on shore that it was returning  to port.  It never made it and none of its crew including, Cpl. Carlsen and Seaman Becker, were ever seen again. The crew of seven not only made history but were awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor for their sacrifice.  [Source: "The First Submariners" in Valor in Gray: The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor. 1996 by Gregg S. Clemer.]

1st Lt. William Field Rector (39th Arkansas Infantry CSA) Another recipent of the Confederate Medal of Honor.  During the Battle of Helena, Arkansas (4 July 1863), "with all the officers of his regiment either wounded or dead, Lt. Rector, as adjutant of the regiment, immediately assumed command and personally led his men in the desperate attack up Graveyard Hill. Pushing rapidly forward, he soon found himself alone, some fifty yards in advance of the line. Fearing that the regiment would falter under the withering fire of the enemy guns and the excessive heat, Lt. Rector single-handedly scaled the breastworks of the enemy.  From this dangerous position, just twenty feet from the enemy line, he placed his cap upon his sword, held it out with his right hand and cheered his men forward. Although perilously exposed to massive enemy fire, he continued to wave his cap and exhort his regiment towards the works until hit by a ball, breaking his arm and dropping his sword and cap on the works.  Taking up his sword in his left hand, he ran it through the cap and defiantly thrust it aloft once more, encouraging all on the field with his heroic example until he was mortally wounded by a second round." [source: "Gallantry and Undaunted Bravery Signally Distinguished  Him" in Valor in Gray: The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor. 1996 by Gregg S. Clemer.]

Famous Confederate Leaders

Major General James Lawson Kemper, C.S.A., born in Virginia, came from the family of John (Johann)  Kemper of Oldenburg, Germany, who settled in Virginia in 1714 (The "Palatine Colony"). Maj. Gen. Kemper died in 1895. After the WBTS he served as Governor of Virginia. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]

Col. Johann August Heinrich Heros von Borcke, was the son of a Prussian nobleman, who was honored in a Resolution of the Confederate Congress ("that the thanks of Congress are due, and the same hereby tendered to Major Heros von Borcke for his selfsacrificing service to our Confederacy, and for his distinguished services in support of our cause"). Von Borcke returned to Germany and after the WBTS wrote "Two Years in the Saddle" in which he desribed his experiences in the war. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]

Gen. Robert von Massow served in his younger years with Col. John S. Mosby's Virginia Partisan Rangers. Later became a General in the German Army. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]

Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur, C.S.A., North Carolina, was descended from German immigrants, who 
came to America in the 1750s (Dietrich Ramsauer, meaning that he was from Ramsau, Germany). The name was later made Frenchsounding and changed to Ramseur. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]

Brigadier General Augustus Buchel, C.S.A., Texas, was born in 1815 in Guthersblum, Hesse. He was an army officer in Spain and the Ottoman Empire and rose to Colonel in the Confederate army. He led the First Regimen of Texas Cavalry, C.S.A. Col. Buchel was killed in 1864. In 1887 the Texas Legislature honoured him by naming a county after Buchel. It was never completely organized and is now part of Brewster County, Texas. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]

Father Emmeran Bliemel, Chaplain C.S.A.  (1831-1864) Born in Ratisbon, Bavaria. Came to America in 1851. Received his religious training at St. Vincent Abbey in Westmoreland Co., PA.  Ordained in 1856, he served first in a parish in Covington, KY, before moving to Nashville, TN where he served as Pastor of the Himmelfahrtskirche (Church of Assumption). When the War Between the States broke out, Bliemel sided with the South as "Union men, assisted by their various secret societies" persecuted Catholics. He enlisted as Chaplain of the 10th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry ( seven of ten companies were predominantly Irish Catholics).  During the Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia (31 Aug 1864), Bliemel accompanied his troops into the thickest of the fighting, assisting carrying the wounded to the rear. While attending to his regimental commander, Col. Grace, who was mortally wounded, Father Bliemel was decapitated by a cannon ball, while in the act of prayer. He was awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. [Source: "A Gallant Soldier of Christ" in Valor In Gray, The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor, 1996 by Gregg S. Clemmer] 

Colonel Von Scheliha, of the German Army had served as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers in the Confederate Army. In his Treatise on Coast Defence, he writes,"…The wonderfully inventive genius and energetic action of the Confederate officers and engineers astounded the world by their achievements in this hitherto practically untried science in naval warfare. They not only made it most effective for sea-coast and harbor defence, but terrible as an agency of attack upon hostile ships of war. Not only that, they brought the torpedo system to such a high state of perfection that little or no advance or improvement has since been made in it. [Source: Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. XVI. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1888. Southern Genius.] 

Switzerland

Brigadier General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, C.S.A., of Tennessee (1812 - 1862) was a descendant of a family from Altenklingen in Switzerland (Castle Maerstetten  in Kanton Thurgau). Gen. Zollicoffer was killed in the battle of Mill Springs 1862. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]

Brigadier General John Daniel Imboden, C.S.A., (1823 - 1895) commanding the 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry, bravely covered the retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]

Captain Heinrich Hartmann Wirz, C.S.A., (1823 - 1865) is probably one of the most famous Confederate martyrs.  His birthplace was Zuerich, Switzerland. He was hanged on November 12, 1865, after having been Commander of the Andersonville Prison. He rests at Olivet Cemetery, Washington D.C. [Source: Bertil Haggmann, SCV Europe Camp, No. 1612]  "Arrested in a time of peace while under the protection of his parole, Capt. Wirz was nevertheless tried by a military tribunal on charges of excessive cruelty to Federal prisoners held at Camp Sumter. Despite manipulated evidence and perjured testimony, he was convicted and condemed. Yet when offered his life on the eve of his execution if he would but incriminate senior members of the Confederate Government including President Jefferson Davis, he chose to forfeit his life instead of the truth." Capt. Henry Wirz was awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor for his service to the South. [Source: "You Shall Not Utter A False Report" in Valor In Gray, The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor, 1996 by Gregg S. Clemmer]

Note: In "Land and Leute in den VereinigtenStaaten" (Leipzig, 1886), a work by Ernst Hohenwart (possibly a pseudonym), a German who spent nearly thirty years in the United States, and who fought as an officer in the Northern army.  "Much has been said of the cruel treatment of Northern soldiers in Southern prisons. Having myself been a prisoner in the South for more than thirteen months, and having been afterwards stationed with my regiment at a place where more than 25,000 Southern soldiers were confined, I think I have a right to an opinion as to the relative treatment of prisoners in the North and South. ...It is true that the Southerners treated their prisoners much less well than the Northerners, for the simple reason that they had not the means to treat them better, and often, especially towards the end of the war, themselves suffered from want." [Source: Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. XVII. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1889. Prisoners of the Civil War.] 

Germanic Surnames in Gray:

(Surname followed by the number of times the name appears in the Confederate Roster compiled by National Archives)

Acker 94 
Ackerman/Ackermann 57 
Ahlers 1 
Albrecht 15 
Altman/Altmann 127 
Appel/Apel 7 
Aultman 26 
Arnhardt 5 
Arnheart 5 
Arenstein 1 
Arnold  1323  (possibly multiple origin ??) 
Bach 3 
Bachman/Bachmann 36 
Ballinger 74 
Barger 116 
Barnhardt 32 
Barnhart 52 
Barr 317 
Barth 14 
Barrenger 3 
Barriger 3 
Barringer 78 
Bauer 39 
Baughman 93 
Baum  49 
Bauman/Baumann  26 
Baumgardener/Baumgardner/Baumgartner 23 
Bausermann 25 
Becker 64 
Beckman/Beckmann 39 
Beimer 4 
Berg/Berge 30 
Berger 40 
Bergheim/Bergheimer 4 
Berlin 16 
Bernstein 17 
Bingman 1 
Blankenbecker/Blankenbeker 17 
Blankenbeckler/Blankenbecler 5 
Blankenship/Blankinship 475 (??origin) 
Bodin 15 
Boerner 1 
Boerstein 1 
Borner 6 
Brant 45 
Braun 17 
Brey 7 
Brockman/Brockmann 81 
Broughman 16 
Brumback (Brumbach) 15 
Bruns 11 
Buehl 1 
Buehler 2 
Bumgardener 34 
Bumgartner 1 
Bumgarner 72 
Bumgortner 1 
Burger 66 
Busch 25 
Buss  3 
Casper 63 
Cassell/Kassell  64 
Chrisman 61 
Coons/Coonse 37 
Craun 6 
Crause 3 
Cullman 1 
Decker 113 
Deitz  28 
Dier 6 
Doerr 2 
Doll 44 
Durst 27 
Eckerman/Eckermann 5 
Eckert 10 
Effinger 15 
Eifler 1 
Ege 8 
Egts (Eigts) 1 
Eller 137 
Enders 10 
Engeman 1 
Eoff 28 
Faust 70 
Fautz    1 
Fishbach/Fishback 21 
Fischer 36 
Feldman 4 
Forster 20 
Fortune 94 
Fowler 1207 
Franck/Franke 13 
Frank/Franke 178 (*possible  multiple origin) 
Freiberg 1 
Freidhoff 1 
Freidman 1 
Froelich 4 
Fuch/Fuchs 16 
Gabel/Gable 72 
Gareiss 2 
Gass  47 
Geiger/Geigers 107 
Gesler/Gessler 5 
Geis/Geise 6 
Geissler 2 
Gephart 4 
Gisch 1 
Goebel 8 
Goeble 1 
Goetz 5 
Gotting 1 
Grier 164 
Gross 223 
Grun 2 
Guelker 1 
Haller 47 
Hager 100 
Hagerman/Haggermann 28 
Harman 414 
Hartman 207 
Hartmann 11 
Hashbarger 5 
Hass/Haus 46 
Hauser/Hausser 64 
Heide 3 
Heidelberg 13 
Heidelberger 1 
Heim 9 
Heinrich/Heinrichs 8 
Heins 18 
Helm 124 
Helsley/Helsly 14 
Henkle 42 
Henn 1 
Herman/Hermann 106 
Herrman/Herrmann 14 
Hess/Hesse 166 
Hey 5 
Highbarger 4 
Hinegarden 1 
Hinegardener 3 
Hinrichs 3 
Hite 169 
Hiter 9 
Hitt 181 
Hoff 47 
Holstein/Holsteine 24 
Holsten 5 
Holt 1090 
Holtston 48 
Holtzclaw 53 
Holtsclaw 9 
Holtzhauser/Holtzhouser 4 
Holtzhaeuser 3 
Holtzman 12 
Holtzsheiter 1 
Hoffman/Hoffmann (also Hofman/Hofmann ) 377 
Hornbarger 11 
Hornberger 8 
Houck/Houcke 55 
Huber 26 
Huff 446 
Huffman/Huffmann 571 
Isenberg/Isenburg 3 
Isenhood 2 
Isenhaur/Isenhour 19 
Isenhart 2 
Isenhower 21 
Jung 10 
Kaiser/Kiser 200 
Keil 4 
Kefer/Keffer 30 
Keller 456 
Kemper 113 
Kernodle/Kernodles 18 
Kessler 55 
Ketterman/Kettermann 17 
Klee 5 
Kleeman 1 
Klein/Kleine 59 
Keifer/Keiffer 22 
Kiefer/Kieffer 13 
Kling/Klinge 17 
Klingenberg 1 
Knap/Knapp 77 
Koch/Koche 34 
Koenig 20 
Koerner 4 
Kohler 24 
Koehler 9 
Konig 9 
Koontz 60 
Koonts 16 
Kramer 50 
Krantz 9 
Kranz 2 
Kraul 1 
Kraus/Krauss 29 
Krause 33 
Krauz/Krautz 5 
Kretschmar/Kretschmer  5 
Kretzer 3 
Kretzmeier 1 
Krohn/Krohne 11 
Kroll 5 
Krueger 7 
Kruger 14 
Kussman 1 
Lampert 13 
Lange 42 
Latimer 159 
Lauer 4 
Lemke 1 
Leopold 22 
Lintz 8 
Lung 2 
Marker 14 
Meier/Meiers 16 
Meiss  1 
Meister 10 
Metzger 31 
Metzinger 2 
Metzler 12 
Meyer/Meyers  410 
Mohler 24 
Mollenhauer 2 
Mueller 18 
Muhl 2 
Muhlenburg 1 
Muller 141 
Musselman 16 
Nagel 14 
Nagle 41 
Neuman/Neumann 66 
Ostendorf/Ostendorff  6 
Peters  519 (*possible multiple origin) 
Petri 7 
Petsch  5 
Pfeifer/Pffeifer 27 
Pick 5 
Pieper 11 
Pohlman/Pohlmann 2 
Pullman 3 
Raube 1 
Rausch 3 
Rehkopf 1 
Rector 186 
Riemenschneider 2 
Reinhart 28 
Reinhardt 42 
Reinheart 6 
Reipschlager 1 
Richter 40 
Riddle 432 
Riddlebarger 5 
Riddleberger 3 
Riesbeck 1 
Riesdorf 1 
Riese 2 
Riesner 2 
Rife 27 
Riffe 26 
Risch 2 
Ritter 185 
Roeder 11 
Roth 61 
Rothrock 42 
Rub 4 
Ruff 151 
Ruth 71 
Saling 4 
Salinger 3 
Schaffer 32 
Schaeffer 29 
Schank 3 
Schuessler 2 
Schlegel 2 
Schlegle 1 
Schmidt/Schmidtt 212 
Schmit/Schmitt 30 
Schneider/Schnider 114 
Schrader 19 
Schraeder 3 
Schroeder 46 
Schroder  37 
Schultz/Schultze 74 
Schulz/Schulze 29 
Schwartz  64 
Schwartze 1 
Schwarz 13 
Seedorf/Seedorff 2 
Shafer/Shaffer 212 
Sherrin 6 
Shufflebarger 15 
Shumaker 60 
Seibert 40 
Seifert/Seiffert 5 
Shafer 83 
Shaffer 129 
Shaffner 9 
Shaver/Shavers  247 
Siegler/Sigler 42 
Snider 346 
Snyder 280 
Spaeth 2 
Spiegle 1 
Spiegleberg 2 
Spillman/Spillmann 58 
Sprinkle/Sprinkles 90 
Stalnacher 3 
Stalnacker 1 
Stalnaker 68 
Stark 143 
Starke 115 
Straus/Strauss 42 
Seibert   40 
Stein 68 
Steines 1 
Steiner 34 
Stephan 7 
Stover/Stovers 132 
Strehle 3 
Stroble 14 
Stull 50 
Swarts 14 
Swartz/Swartze 77 
Swisher/Swissher 47 
Switzer 79 
Taub 1 
Teutsch 5 
Theis/Theiss 9 
Theisman 1 
Tschiffely 1 
Tumm 3 
Uhl/Uhle 9 
Urban 8 
Uttz 3 
Utz 47 
Utzman 5 
Voelkel  5 
Vogel 27 
Vogt/Vogts 20 
Volkman 5 

Multiple Origin Surnames

(Those common to more than one nationality or anglicized forms of Germanic surnames)

Babb 161 
Battle 193 
Black  1558 
Brown  10561 
Crowel/Crowell 184  (Angelicized format for Kraul, Kroll from Palatinate) 
George 896 
Hodge 525 
Martin  6197 
Miller 6188 
Thomas 4824 
Ross 1403 
Sanders 2211 
Saunders 1096 
Shoemaker 234 
Smith  21185 (probably the most common name of them all) 

Primary Sources for German surnames:

Robert  M. Doerr 
Rhonda Houston 
Joseph R. Reinhart 
Ernest Thode (German Cross Index, workshop at Claremont/Sacremento, CA) 
S & F 18th and 19th Century Rhineland Emmigrants 

Other Sites to Visit:

Mobile German Fusiliers [Co. H 8th Alabama Infantry] 
German Americana