From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ortsteil of Großrosseln
Coat of arms of Karlsbrunn
Coat of arms
Karlsbrunn  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°10′00″N 06°49′00″E / 49.16667°N 6.81667°E / 49.16667; 6.81667Coordinates: 49°10′00″N 06°49′00″E / 49.16667°N 6.81667°E / 49.16667; 6.81667
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken
Municipality Großrosseln
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,100
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66352
Dialling codes 06809
Vehicle registration SB

Karlsbrunn is a German village, part of the municipality of Großrosseln, situated in the district of Saarbrücken, part of the federal state of Saarland. Its population is about 1,100 inhabitants.


The town is the ancestral home of Dwight D. Eisenhower's family. The Eisenhauer (German for "iron hewer/miner") family migrated from Karlsbrunn, Germany, to North America, first settling in York, Pennsylvania, in 1741. Accounts vary as to how and when the German name Eisenhauer was anglicized to Eisenhower. Eisenhower's Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors, who were primarily farmers, included Hans Nikolaus Eisenhauer of Karlsbrunn, who migrated to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1741.


The village lies in the urban area of Saarbrücken, 5 km in south of Großrosseln and close to the frontier with France (with the department of Moselle, Lorraine). The nearest French municipalities are Rosbruck, Forbach and Freyming-Merlebach.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]