Eisenbeiß Family History & Genealogy

History & Genealogy information and links for families with the name Eisenbeiß, Eisenbeisz, Eisenbeiss, Eisenbeis, Eisenbise, Eisenbies, Icenbice, and Isenbice.

Eisenbeiß (eyes-en-byes): A person, or persons, who gather every three years to eat kuchen, talk, dance, talk, reminisce, talk, eat, talk about eating, and eat while they talk.

General Information

Clyde Eisenbeis began researching the Eisenbeiß name in 1980 by writing letters to various Eisenbeiß families throughout North Dakota and South Dakota. Over the next couple of decades the research expanded in an attempt to record every Eisenbeiß in the world. During that time, many people participated in the research and made contributions to the genealogy lineage (listing of contributors).

Special acknowledgement is given to Albert Eisenbeiß of Germany, Henri Eisenbeis of France, and Dennis Eisenbeis of California for their long term commitment to this extensive effort.

Genealogy Books

An Eisenbeiß Family History and Genealogy book is published with latest updates to coincide with the reunions. The book (approximately 400 pages) contains extensive information about Eisenbeiß families, letters, histories, maps, coat-of-arms, and genealogy dating back to the 1500’s.

This is an on-going work that started in 1980. Hundreds of folks have contributed thousands of names / family relationships and includes Eisenbeiß family genealogies from around the world.

Books can be ordered via the MikeAndClyde.com Internet Store.


An International Eisenbeiß Family Reunion is held every three years. The next one will be held 25 - 27 Jun 2010 or in September / October in Nashville, Tennessee. For more details about the reunion, email Myron Johnson at eisenbeis.reunion@gmail.com.

Mailing List

To be added to the reunion / book mailing list , email your name and address to Ed Eisenbeisz, edwin.eisenbeisz@cnh.com

Usually only two mailings occur ... one about a half year before the reunion and a second a few months before the reunion.


For information about files with .pdf, .zip, or .txt extensions click here.

Eisenbeiß Family Genealogy    Genealogy only (.txt, 1592k).

J.C. Eisenbeiss Tomb in Nürnberg, Germany    Photo (.jpg, 255k),  Cemetery Map (.jpg, 56k),  Redrawn by Dennis Eisenbeis (.jpg, 144k ,  Wood carving by Franz Eisenbeis (.jpg, 144k)).

Coat of Arms    1485 (.jpg, 42k),  Unknown year (.jpg, 43k).

Old German Script    (printed chars and handwritten chars) Example 1 (.pdf, 192k),  Example 2 (.pdf, 219k.)

Book Covers     1984  1988  1992  1995  1998  2001  2004.

Genealogy Updates

Details on the Genealogy book format can be found at this link.

If you wish to report corrections or add other lineages contact Clyde at the email listed at the bottom.


Bergman & Eisenbeis CD, "Once Again, For You" link.

2004 Eisenbeiß Reunion Photos (by Cheryl Kauhaapo) link.

Dennis Eisenbeis Page link.

Henri Eisenbeis Page link.

Harold Ehrman's Site link.

GRHS (Germans from Russia Heritage Society) link.

AHSGR (American Historical Society of Germans from Russia) link.

Odessa (Germans from Russia Genealogy Site) link.

Odessa Family Compilations (Germans from Russia Genealogy Site) link.

Multiple Language Translations link.

German to English & English to German Dictionary link.

MikeAndClyde.com (Internet Store) link.

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