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Lake Halstatt, Austria and on Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke) overlooking Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

We were both born in Ogle Co., IL - our ancestors were among the early settlers of Ogle Co.

"Home" was Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL until January 1999

Now living in Peoria, AZ

Hiking to the top of South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

Pictures from our Photo album


Our research includes early families from the areas our ancestors lived. Our growing database includes over 253,000 names with emphasis on 3 areas:

OGLE CO., IL

All townships

DAUPHIN CO., PA

Lykens, Mifflin, Wiconisco, Rush, Washington, Halifax, Jackson, Wayne, Jefferson, and Upper Paxton Townships

WASHINGTON CO., MD

Plus many families connecting with CARROLL and STEPHENSON CO., IL,

FRANKLIN, NORTHUMBERLAND, and SCHUYLKILL CO., PA

We also have information on many families that came from Ostfriesland, Germany to Northern Illinois

Click here for Ostfriesland Migration to Northern Illinois

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Following is a partial list of family names we have in our database. We also have information on many related families. Please note that research is never ending and accuracy is important but mistakes are occasionally made.

ABBOTT, ABELS, ACKERMAN, ADAMS, AHALT, AKINS, AKKERMANN, ALBERT, ALBERTS, ALDEN, ALDERKS, ALLEN, ALTER, AMBROSE, AMELSBERG, ANDERSON, ANDREW, ANGLE,

ANKENEY, ANSPACH, ANST, ARENDS, ARJES, ARMOUR, ARNOLD, ARTZ, ASCHE, ATCHISON, ATWOOD, AUGUST, AUSTIN, AVEY, BACHMAN, BAIN, BAKENER, BAKER, BALLUFF,

BALSBAUGH, BARBER, BARDEN, BARKDOLL, BARKMAN, BARNHART, BARNHIZER, BARRICK, BARRY, BATDORF, BATTY, BAUM, BAUMGARTNER, BAXTER, BEACH, BEAR, BEARD,

BEARMAN, BECHTEL, BECK, BECKENBAUGH, BECKER, BEEBE, BEELER, BEER, BEERS, BEHNEY, BEISEL, BELL, BELLIS, BELLON, BENDER, BENNER, BEMIS, BERTOLET,

BETEBENNER, BIESEMEIER, BIGGERS, BILLIG, BINGAMAN, BINKLEY, BISSELL, BITTERMAN, BIXLER, BLACK, BLACKMAN, BLAIR, BLANCHARD, BLECKER, BLEISTEIN, BLOYER,

BLUMEYER, BLY, BLYLER, BOBB, BOCKER, BODDIGER, BOEKHOLDER, BOHNER, BOKKER, BOLEN, BOLHUIS, BOLTHOUSE, BOMBERGER, BONAWITZ, BONNE, BONSACK,

BOOMGARDEN, BOOTH, BORCHERS, BORDNER, BORGMANN, BORNEMAN, BOSWORTH, BOWARD, BOWER, BOWERMAN, BOWERS, BOWMAN, BOVEY, BOYER, BRACKEN, BRAND,

BRANTNER, BRASS, BRAUN, BRAYTON, BREAW, BREITENSTEIN, BRESSLER, BREWER, BRIMBLECOM, BRINK, BROCKMEIER, BROITZMAN, BROOKE, BROOKMAN, BROOKS, BROSIUS,

BROWN, BRUBAKER, BRUINS, BRUMBAUGH, BRUNING, BUCK, BUFFINGTON, BUISKER, BULTHAUS, BUNN, BUNTJER, BURCHELL, BURD, BURKHART, BURKHOLDER, BURMA,

BURRIGHT, BURROUGHS, BUSER, BUSH, BUSKOHL, BUSS, BUTTERBAUGH, BUTTERFIELD, BYERLY, BYERS, CAIN, CANFIELD, CANODE, CARBAUGH, CARL, CARMICHAEL,

CARPENTER, CARR, CASTLE, CAVE, CHAMBERS, CHANEY, CHASM, CHENEY, CHEESEMAN, CHUBB, CIPPERLY, CIRKSENA, CLARK, CLAUSSEN, CLEVERSTONE, CLEVIDENCE,

CLOPPER, COAKLEY, COBLENTZ, COFFMAN, COLBY, COLE, COLEMAN, COLLMAN, COLSON, CONRAD, COOLBAUGH, COOLEY, COOPER, CORDES, CORNELIUS, CORNELL, COST,

COUNTRYMAN, COX, COY, CRAMER, CRAWFORD, CRILL, CROFT, CROSS, CROWELL, CUNNINGHAM, CUSHING, CUSHWA, DAILEY, DANA, DANIEL, DAUGHENBAUGH, DAVIS, DAVISON,

DAYHOFF, DEANER, DEARDORFF, DEGROOT, DEGROTE, DEIBERT, DEIBLER, DEITER, DELP, DEMUTH, DENEKES, DE NEUI, DENTLER, DEPPEN, DERBY, DETTMAN, DEUTH, DEVANEY,

DEVRIES, DEWALL, DEYO, DIEFFENBACH, DIEHL, DIERDORFF, DIETRICH, DIKKERS, DIRKSEN, DITTY, DOCKEY, DOCTOR, DOEDEN, DOMER, DONALDSON, DORNSIFE, DOTY, DOUB,

DOVENBERGER, DOWNEY, DOWNS, DRAKE, DREIBELBIS, DRESBACH, DRISCOLL, DRUMHELLER, DRUMMOND, DUBENDORF, DUGDALE, DUITSMAN, DUNKELBERGER, DURNBAUGH,

DUSANG, DUSING, DUTCHER, DWIGHT, EAKLE, EARLY, EASTERDAY, EASTON, EAVEY, EBERSOLE, EBY, ECKHARDT, EDMONDS, EHNEN, EHMEN, EICKMAN, EILDERS, EISENBISE,

EISENHOWER, EMERICH, EMERICK, EMERY, EMMERT, ENDERS, ENGELKES, ENGLE, ENSMINGER, ENTERLINE, ERDMAN, ERDMEIER, ERXLEBEN, ESHBAUGH,

ESHLEMAN, ESTERLINE, ETES, ETNYRE, ETZWEILER, EVERLY, EVERTS, EVITTS, EYCHANER, EYSTER, FABER, FAGELY, FAGER, FAHRNEY, FARWELL, FAULDERS, FAUST,

FEARER, FEGER, FEIDT, FELKER, FELTMAN, FENSTERMACHER, FERGUSON, FERREE, FETTERHOFF, FETTEROLF, FIERY, FINIFROCK, FINKBONER, FINKLE, FISH,

FISHER/FISCHER, FLETCHER, FLOTO, FOGLE, FOLTZ, FONKEN, FORNEY, FORREST, FOSHA, FOSS, FOSSLER, FOSTER, FOUCH, FOUKE, FOWLER, FOX, FRANK, FRANKS, FRANSEN,

FRANTZ, FRASER, FRAWERT, FREI, FREY, FRIDAY, FRIDLEY, FRIEDLY, FRIEMUTH, FRISK, FROLICH, FROST, FUNK, FURMAN, FURRY, FYE, GAFFIN, GALE, GALOR, GANTZ, GARBER,

GARKEY, GARMAN, GARNER, GARNHART, GARVER, GARVIN, GARWIG, GASSMUND, GATES, GEARHART, GEARY, GEBHART, GEERDS, GEETING, GEISE,

GEISEMAN, GEISHERT, GEIST, GELTMACHER, GELWICKS, GENANDT, GERWIG, GESIN, GESSNER, GETZENDANNER, GIBSON, GIESEMAN, GIGOUS,

GILBERT, GILLIS, GINGRICH, GIPPLE, GITCHEL, GIVLER, GLOSS, GOCKEN, GONDER, GOOD, GOTTSHALL, GOVIG, GRADY, GRAEHLING, GRANT,

GRAVENSTEIN, GREENFIELD, GRIM/GRIMM, GRISWOLD, GROEN, GROENHAGEN, GROENVELD, GROSH, GROSS, GROVE, GROVER, GRUBER,

GRUSH, GUEST, GUTING, GUYER, GUYNN, HAAG, HACHMEISTER, HACKER, HAGEMANN, HAIJENGA, HAIN, HALL, HALLER, HAMMER, HAMMOND, HAND, HANES,

HANGER, HANNA, HARBAUGH, HARDESTY, HARLEMAN, HARMAN, HARMON, HARMS, HARNER, HARP, HARRENSTEIN, HARTJE, HARTLE,

HARTMAN, HASSEBROEK, HASSINGER, HATHAWAY, HAUCK, HAUPT, HAUSE, HAWK, HAWKINS, HAWN, HAYENGA, HAYUNGA, HAYE, HAYES, HAYS, HAZZARD,

HEALEY, HEATH, HEBERLING, HECKENDORN, HECKERT, HEDGES, HEDRICK, HEDTKE, HEEREN, HEETLAND, HEFFLEBOWER, HEGE, HEITER, HELLAR,

HELLER, HELMAN, HELSINGER, HENAN, HENCH, HENDRICKS, HENNINGER, HEPFER, HEPFORD, HEPLER, HEPNER, HERB, HERBERT, HERMAN,

HERSHEY, HESS, HETRICK, HEWITT, HICKS, HIESTAND, HIGGS, HIGHBARGER, HILDEBRAND, HILLER, HILMER, HINTZSCHE, HIPPERT, HITEMAN, HITT, HODGE,

HOERNECKE, HOFFA, HOFFMAN, HOGAN, HOKE, HOLBY, HOLMES, HOLSINGER, HOLTZMAN, HOOVER, HOPPLE, HORST, HORTON, HOSE, HOSTETTER, HOUGH, HOUPT, HOWARD,

HOUSEHOLDER, HOUSER, HOVERLAND, HOWERTER, HOY, HUBBARD, HUFF, HUFFER, HUGGANS, HUNDERTMARK, HUNSDON, HUNT, HUNTER, HUNTLEY, HUNTER,

HUNTZINGER, HURD, HURDLE, ICELY, ILER, IPPEN, ITNEYER, JACKSON, JACOBS, JAEGER, JANSSEN, JENKINS, JOESTEN, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, JURY, KABLE,

KAHL, KAHLER, KALTENBACH, KAMPEN, KANEY, KAPPENMAN, KAUFFMAN, KEBAUGH, KECKLER, KEEDY, KEEFER, KEEN, KEHRES, KEIHNER, KEISER,

KEITER, KEMBEL, KEMMERER, KENDEL, KERLIN, KERNS, KERSHNER, KERSTETTER, KESSLER, KESTED, KIEFFER, KIEHL, KILDAY, KILKER, KING,

KINYON, KISSINGER, KITZMILLER, KLINE, KLINGER, KLOCK, KLOUSER, KNIGHT, KNODE, KNODLE, KNOTT, KOBEL, KOCHER, KONSTANT, KOONTZ, KOPPENHAVER, KORF,

KRAMER, KRATZER, KREITZBURG, KROH, KRETSINGER, KRUSE, KUNTZELMAN, KUPPER, LACE, LANDIS, LANDON, LANTZ, LARK, LATSHA, LAUCK, LAUDENSLAGER,

LAWRENCE, LAWSON, LAWVER, LAZIER, LEARY, LEATHERMAN, LEBO, LEFFLER, LEHMAN, LEISSON, LEITER, LEITZEL, LENKER, LENTZ, LESHER,

LETTICH, LEWIS, LIGHT, LING, LINK, LINN, LINTON, LITTLE, LIVINGSTON, LONG, LONGMAN, LOOKABAUGH, LOSCHER, LOUDERMILCH, LOWER, LUBOLD, LUDWIG, LUDEWIG,

LUEPKES, LUNT, LUTZOW, LUX, LYTER, MAAS, MALLORY, MALONE, MAMMEN, MANNING, MANUS, MARKS, MARSHALL, MARTENS, MARTIN, MARTZ, MASSER, MATTER, MATTERN,

MATTIS, MATTISON, MAUGANS, MAURER, MAXSON, MAYER, MCCLAIN, MCCOSH, MCCOY, MCDOUGALL, MCGUFFIN, MCGUIRE, MCILNAY, MCNAMES, MCNEAL, MCNOLDY, MCPHERSON,

MEDLAR, MEINDERS, MEINERS, MEINZER, MENSEN, MENTZER, MERCHANT, MERLIEN, MERTZ, MESSER, MESSERSMITH, MESSNER, METZ, MEYER, MEYERS, MICHAEL, MIDDLEKAUFF,

MIDDOUR, MILLER, MILLIGAN, MINNICH, MINNIER, MISHLER, MIX, MOATS, MOFFETT, MON, MOORE, MORE, MORING, MOTTER, MOYER, MOWEN, MOYER, MULLEN, MULLENDORE, MULLIN,

MUMMA, MURRA, MYERS, NAGLE, NALLEY, NAYLON, NEAGLEY, NEFF, NEIKIRK, NETTLETON, NEWCOMER, NEWELL, NICODEMUS, NIMAN, NOBLE, NOE, NOLL, NORDMAN, NOVINGER,

NOWELL, NULL, NUPPENAU, OAKES, OBERHOLTZER, O'KANE, OLTMANNS, ONLEY, ONTJES, ORNDORF, ORNER, ORSTED, OSSMAN, OTTO, OVERCASH, OYLER, PADDOCK, PALMER,

PALS, PANKHURST, PARMER, PATTERSON, PAUL, PAYNE, PEARSON, PEIFFER, PERRY, PETERS, PETERSON, PETRIE, PHILLIPS, PICKLE, PIEPER, PIKE, PIPER, PLANTZ, PLUM,

POFFENBERGER, POHL, PONTIUS, POOLE, PORTNER, PORTS, POTTEIGER, POTTER, POWELL, PRAETZ, PRESTON, PRICE, PRINDLE, PURCELL, PUTERBAUGH, PUTMAN, PYFER, PYPER,

QUEST, RADEL, RAHN, RAKER, RAMSBURG, RANDALL, RASMUSSEN, RATHBUN, RATMEYER, RAVENSTEIN, REBER, REBUCK, REED, REEDY, REEMTSMA, REEVERTS, REICHARD, REIGLE,

REINEMA, REINTS, REISCH, REITZ, REMSBURG, RETTINGER, REVELL, REYNOLDS, RHINEHART, RICE, RICKERT, RIDENOUR, RIETH, RINEHART, RIPPBERGER, RISSINGER, RITZMAN, RIZNER,

ROADENBAUGH, ROBERTS, ROE, ROGERS, ROHNS, ROHRBACH, ROHRER, ROMBERGER, ROOS, ROSKAM, ROTHERMEL, ROULETTE, ROUTZAHN, ROW, ROWE, ROWLAND, ROWLEY, ROYER,

RUBENDALL, RUBLE, RUCKER, RUDY, RUMMEL, RUNTE, RUTER, RUTLEDGE, SAHN, SALADA, SAMMIS, SAMSEL, SANBORN, SANFORD, SARBER, SAUER, SAVAGE, SCHABACKER, SCHAMEL,

SCHECHTER, SCHEIB, SCHEIBLE, SCHELL, SCHELLING, SCHIER, SCHINDEL, SCHLEGAL, SCHIER, SCHMELTZER, SCHMIDT, SCHMINKY, SCHNEBLY, SCHNEIDER, SCHNUG, SCHOFFSTALL,

SCHOON, SCHOONHOVEN, SCHOTT, SCHRADER, SCHREFFLER, SCHREIBER, SCHREINER, SCHROPE, SCHRYVER, SCHUCKER,SCHUEY, SCHUPP, SCHWAB, SCHWALM, SCOTT, SCOVILLE,

SEAL, SEAS, SECHLER, SEELEY, SEIBERT, SEIDENSTRICKER, SEILER, SEILHAMER, SEYSTER, SHADE, SHADLE, SHAFER, SHAFFER, SHANER, SHANK, SHAVER, SHAW, SHEAFF, SHEELY,

SHEESLEY, SHEETZ, SHELLER, SHIFLER, SHILLING, SHIRK, SHOEMAKER, SHOMPER, SHOOP, SHORE, SHOTTENKIRK, SHRADER, SIGLER, SISLER, SITLINGER, SLAGLE, SLATER,

SLAUGHTER, SLIFER, SLOGGETT, SMELTZ, SMELTZER, SMICE, SMIDT, SMINK, SMITH, SNAPP, SNAVELY, SNEEK, SNIVELY, SNOKE, SNOOK, SNYDER, SOLENBERGER, SOUTHWICK,

SPALDING, SPEAKER, SPENCER, SPICKLER, SPIELMAN, SPINK, STAHL, STANGER, STARTZMAN, STAUFFER, STEELE, STEFFA, STEIN, STEINBRECHER, STEINHAGEN, STENGER, STEPP,

STEVENS, STIELY, STINE, STINSON, STITZEL, STOCKING, STONEBRAKER, STONER, STORZ, STOUFFER, STOVER, STRAUB, STRICKLER, STRITE, STROCK, STROH, STROHECKER,

STUKENBERG, STULL, STUPP, STUPPY, STUTZMAN, SULLIVAN, SULTZBAUGH, SUMMERS, SWALVE, SWANK, SWEET, SWEIGARD, SWEIGERT, SWINGLEY, SWOPE, SWORD, TALLMAN,

TAVENER, TEMPEL, TERVEEN, TERVIEL, THOLEN, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THROOP, TICE, TILTON, TIMMER, TIMMERMAN, TOBIAS, TOMS, TRAVER, TRAVERSE, TRAVIS, TRAVITZ, TREAT,

TREMBLE, TRENHOLM, TRINE, TRITLE, TROSTLE, TROUTMAN, TROXELL, TRUMP, TSCHOPP, TWIGG, TYLER, TYPER, UDESEN, UHLER, ULFERTS, UMHOLTZ, UNDERKOFFLER, UNGER,

UPDEGRAVE, UPDEGROVE, UPSTONE, VAN BRIESEN, VAN DEEST, VAN HETTINGA, VAN LOH, VAN RADEN, VIEL, VIETMEIER, VOSHAGEN, WACHTEL, WAGGONER, WAGNER, WAITE,

WAKENIGHT, WALBORN, WALKER, WALKUP, WALLACE, WALT, WARFIELD, WARRENFELTZ, WASSBERG, WATERBURY,WATTS, WAY, WEAVER, WEBER, WEBNER, WEBSTER, WEDIG,

WEEKS, WEHRY, WEISER, WEISS, WELD, WELKER, WELLER, WELLS, WELP, WELTY, WENGER, WENRICH, WERFEL, WERNICK, WERT, WERTZ, WESNER, WESSEL, WESSELS,

WEST, WETZEL, WHETSEL, WHITE, WICHMAN, WIEST, WILBER, WILBERT, WILHELMS, WILKE, WILKEN, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILLIARD, WILLIER, WILMARTH, WILSON

WILTFANG, WINCHE, WINDERS, WINDHORST, WINDLE, WINGERT, WINTERLAND, WIRT, WIRTJES, WIRTH, WISE, WISHARD, WITMAN, WITMER, WOLCOTT, WOLF, WOLFE,

WOLFGANG, WOLFKILL, WOLTZ, WOOD, WOODIN, WOODRICK, WOODRUFF, WOODSIDE, WORDEN, WORKMAN, WORTMAN, WRAGG, WRIGHT, WUBBENA, WYAND, YATES, YEAGER,

YEAKLE, YEAKLEY, YETTER, YODER, ZARTMAN, ZELLER, ZELLERS, ZENTMYER, ZERBE, ZERFING, ZIEGLER, ZILLHART, ZIMMERMAN, ZOLLINGER, YOUNGS, ZUG/ZUCK, ZUMDAHL

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Our immediate family information and links to Illinois research sites
Roger's direct lines ** Cramer ** Shilling/Schelling ** Matter/Motter ** Light ** Hoverland ** Schmeltzer ** Ritzman ** Weiss ** Romberger ** Lebo ** Stupp ** Lauck ** Wenger ** Funk ** Oberholtzer ** Gebhart
Sue's direct lines ** Frisk ** Hepfer ** Bemis ** Hardesty ** Hunsdon ** Mayflower ** Magna Carta ** Brown ** Wassberg ** Erikkson/Larsson ** Oyler ** Hoffman ** Braun ** Heckendorn ** Fox ** Demuth ** Ferguson ** Chaney
Illinois County Genealogy Sites ** Ogle Co. ** Stephenson Co. ** Carroll Co. ** Winnebago Co.** Lee Co.
Illinois Ancestors-Stephenson Co., IL ** Links to various Ogle Co., IL Family Sites
History of Ogle Co., IL ** Ogle Co., IL Fact Sheet
Illinois State Archives ** Illinois Marriage Record Database ** Illinois Pre-1916 Death Index Database ** 1916-1950
Ogle Co., IL Genealogy.com Message Board ** RootsWeb Message Board
Ogle Co., IL Newspapers on microfilm ** Illinois Genealogy Trails
United States Resources - Illinois

Cramer/Kramer Research Sites
Cramer Genealogy Forum ** Kramer Genealogy Forum ** Cramer Genealogy Links ** Kramer Genealogy Links

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Sue and I visited Alteckendorf in the Alsace area of France where we met several MATTER family members. Alteckendorf was part of Germany in 1751 when some of my Matter family left for America. Oscar Matter and his wife Hortense, who lived nearby in Uckange accompanied us to Alteckendorf and we had a nice time visiting some Matters that still live there. We also have visited Dauphin Co., PA where most of my Matter/Motter family lived after arriving in America. We visited most of the cemeteries in the area and also spent time at the Gratz and Harrisburg Libraries. We also continue to research our home area of Ogle Co., IL and are continuously adding more to our database including most early family lines. Please write for additional information, a look-up, or if you have information to share.

All Matter and Romberger family descendents are related to the 34th President of the U.S., Dwight D. Eisenhower. Click here for his direct line

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Oscar and Hortense Matter, Michel Matter, Fredric Matter, & Roger and Sue Cramer visiting in Alteckendorf, France

Roger with Debbie Kandybowski at the gravesite of John Michael Matter (1763-1852) St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin Co., PA


Effigy of Sue's 23rd Great-Grandfather, Robert de Ros (1177-1226)

Magna Carta Surety - Temple Church, London, England

All descendents of Robert de Ros (including the Stephen Bemis line) are related to the 41st President of the U.S. - George H. W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd President. Click here for the direct line:

de Ros - Bush Direct line

Sue is a 15th cousin, twice removed from George H. W. Bush


All descendents of Christoph Demuth including the Daniel Hardesty line are related to former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush...Sue is a 5th cousin to Barbara. Click here for her direct line:

Demuth - Pierce direct line


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