i’ve seen this little search engine on a handful of blogs in the past week, and decided to give it a whirl…
so, there are 5 people named mark oestreicher. i met one via email through an aol search years ago (when i had aol). we had several emails back and forth about what we do in life and how weird it was that we had the same name and everything, then found we really had nothing else to talk about. and i know there’s a doctor in new england with the name. he pops up in google searches. i’ve tried to figure out how to contact him (via email), but haven’t succeeded.
that leaves 2 more!
my father is an only son of immigrants from germany (my ‘oestreicher’ grandfather was the only one his line with that name to immigrate). and i’m an only son. so there are no other oestreichers in our extended family.
‘oestreicher’, btw, means austrian in german. my ‘oestreicher’ grandfather immegrated from the northern part of germany, though, which is nowhere near austria.
i completely doubt the veracity of this little search engine’s ability. i was showing it to my daughter liesl, and put her name in. i wasn’t suprised to see there were 0 “liesl oestreicher” matches. but it also said there were 0 people in the US with the first name liesl. any google search or xanga or facebook or myspace search will quickly prove otherwise.