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  1. October 24, 2007    

    I could be wrong (my knowledge of German is rudimentary), but I think these have pictures of the original Elgg…
    http://www.standort-winterthur.ch/en/region-winterthur/elgg.html (I like the description: “Elgg is synonymous with quiet and relaxation, but also with the active village life in the countless associations.”)
    It even has a flag – http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ch-zh156.html
    (for the keen, there are hockey and football teams, galleries and a fascinating story about a pig-like animal from pre-historic times – but that’s another story)

    Google image search is fascinating – I am intrigued by other Elggs, such as Bob von Elgg (http://www.bfsp.net/about.html) and the Elgg family from Bad Säckingen (http://blog.flaeche-schub.de/2007/03/der-elgg-geistert-durchs-buro.html). More sinisterly, in the very little known game world of the Drow of the Underdark (I kid ye not) Elgg becomes a verb meaning to kill, slay or destroy – see http://drowoftheunderdar.20m.com/photo5.html

  2. December 5, 2007    

    Hi Terry & Jon,
    Searched my name on Google and found your site. Nice that you visited Elgg. I’ve been there only once,in 1982. My entire last name is Werdmuller von Elgg. The Werdmuller von Elgg’s own the castle/schloss in Elgg.
    Jon… Thanks for the Elgg links an happy trails in future travel.

  3. Tricia Tricia
    June 9, 2008    

    Hello to all! My name is Tricia M. Werdmuller von Elgg. My father is Eric C. C. Werdmuller von Elgg. It was wonderful seeing pictures of Elgg as I have not been there as of yet. It is beautiful and I look forward to seeing it personally. Thank you for the insight.

    • Johan Werdmuller-von-Elgg Johan Werdmuller-von-Elgg
      March 8, 2009    

      Hi Tricia,

      That’s my Uncle you are writing about, my name is Joh Werdmuller-von-Elgg and I primncipally come from Australia (Sydney) but currently live in Thailand.

      If you get a chance, drop me a line or two from time to time.


      Joh W…

  4. yvonne gatewood yvonne gatewood
    August 25, 2008    

    My mother is a werdmuller von ellg, I have been to elgg two times in my life, I would love to go back one day with my son and show him.

      February 19, 2009    

      HI YVONNE,

  5. Yscha Wermuller von Elgg Yscha Wermuller von Elgg
    September 1, 2009    

    My name is Werdmuller von Elgg, from The Hague, Netherlands.
    My mom told me that everyone with the same name is related.
    Thank you for the pictures, I hope I can visit Elgg soon.

  6. December 25, 2009    

    Heh; two years later, I just discovered this post.

    My full last name is also Werdmuller von Elgg, which presumably means I’m related to the commenters above (Otto, referenced above, was my grandfather). I named Elgg after the town in Switzerland almost by accident: I’d bought elgg.net for my personal email but hadn’t put a website there, and when I first wrote the embryonic software it seemed as decent a place as any to put it.

    These days, of course, I’m no longer working on Elgg the software (although I still work in the same field). I’m planning a new open source project, but in the meantime, I also very much want to head back to Switzerland and reconnect with my family roots. Not to mention promote the town online a bit, to make amends for swamping it in the Google rankings …

    • Paulina Paulina
      August 18, 2016    

      Hello, my son came across a blog that you commented on. My mother is Detty Werdmuller Von Elgg the daughter of Otto Richard Werdmuller Von Elgg. We have set up a Facebook page to reconnect with the family. I sent you an invite hope to hear from you soon and learn more about you!

  7. Fiona Whiley Fiona Whiley
    May 28, 2010    

    My great grandmother was Marie Werdmuller von Elgg, and her daughter Theodora was my grandmother. I was hoping that I could get in contact with some of the other Werdmuller von Elgg’s to find out more about the family?? I am also from Sydney Australia. If anyone cares to help me out, please email fiona.whiley@gmail.com
    One day I hope to be able to go to the castle in Elgg that my grandmother always told me about!!

  8. Joy A.S. Werdmüller von Elgg Joy A.S. Werdmüller von Elgg
    March 6, 2011    

    I, yoy werdmüller von Elgg woul’d really like to get to know my family..

  9. Tanya Commandeur Tanya Commandeur
    November 28, 2011    

    My great great great grandmother was Maria Salomea Werdmuller van Elgg (Venlo 22 august 1794 – Rotterdam 3 march 1854). Her father was Hans Johan Coenraad Werdmuller von Elgg (I have no date of birth or death) Does anybody know who his ancestors were?

  10. Brandon Gatewood Brandon Gatewood
    February 19, 2013    

    I see my mother beat me to this thread by about 5 years but I thought I might elaborate since she has not re-posted. My mother (Yvonne Gatewood) is the daughter of Romee Werdmuller von Elgg. Romee is the daughter of Otto as mentioned above. My memory of her family is vague but I have met some of them early in life. The one’s i can remember are tante Day and Camella, my grandmothers sisters, Detto her brother and I have a brief memory of Otto early in my childhood (though I could be confusing him and Detto).

    I’ve heard a lot about Elgg and the castle but never been there myself. I definitely intend to make that journey one day. The next time I speak with my grandmother I will let her know this site exists and ask her to post, or I will post in proxy. I also checked a box to notify me by e-mail upon comments so if you have any questions, let me know.

    I also have in my possession two original paintings, one a self-portrait of Otto and the other an image of the castle. I will look at getting links to those put up as well.

  11. Oscar Oscar
    June 11, 2014    

    I just came upon this thread and hope it’ll keep going, however intermittently. I am the above referenced Otto’s son.

  12. Fiona Whiley Fiona Whiley
    June 11, 2014    

    My grandmother always called herself Day. I wonder if she was Brandon’s tante Day, from above comments….

  13. Francina Ernst Poetoehena Francina Ernst Poetoehena
    November 11, 2015    

    Hello Brandon,
    Thank you for your family information that I’ve ask for From Yvonne Gatewood ( your Mom ). So she is a daughter from my Oom( uncle) Otto and his first wife. And his second wife is Tante ( aunt ) Ester.
    They both use to live in Atascadero here in California.
    Before they moved up north, to live closer to there kids. Like I have mention on my note above, my grandmother Ida is the youngest sister of Otto and Marie ( we nicknamed her as Tante Maatje ) she use to live close by our house in Indonesia on the Jalan
    Pekalongan. Well anyway, thank you again. And so sorry to see this page just now. Much love, your cousin. Francina. Oh by the way, I’ve met Detto, when he came For a short vacation. Ps. I’m on Facebook too.

  14. terrya terrya
    August 17, 2016    

    It seems curious to me that every 4 months or so, I get a long lost member of the Elgg family posting a comment to my post 8 years ago. If you read my original post, you can see that I just passed through Elgg on a train, that didn’t even stop at Elgg!

    I know Elgg from the social software (elgg.org) of the same name. But I now realize that the extended family of Elgg, wants to connect to each other. I just wish they would establish a web site or Facebook home, and not use my web site!! Though I must say, I hope the post helped at least one Mr or Ms. Elgg find their long lost cousins!!

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