Hornungs were only Baltic Germans for two generations. My father and
his father were born in Latvia; but Great Grandfather was born in
Muggensturm. However, the Semmel line goes back several generations in Latvia.
An interesting subset of the Heldt family, though it makes up a
considerable number of family members, is that of the descendents of
Lucas Cranach the Elder (known as Cranachids)
Deriving from, and connecting into, the Cranachids, are a great many
families that appear to have been instrumental in the early years of