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Laurie's Family

Williams research section

Maternal side: This section has links to information on the ancestors and families of Laurie's mother, Eunice Williams. Half of the ancestors were from Prussia and settled in the St. Mary's Ridge area of Monroe county, Wisconsin. Two of these, William Schmitz and Wilhelm Brueggen, were Civil War veterans.

The other half had lived in the US for a longer period of time. The Lawrence Alton family arrived in the US in 1829 from Ireland. Grena (Olson) Alton was a Norwegian immigrant in 1860. George Bird arrived in 1775 as a Hessian soldier and decided to stay when the war was over. The Roberts family arrived in the mid to late 1700's from Wales and settled in Virginia. The Williams ancestors are still a mystery. James Andrew Williams appeared in Morgan County, Ohio in 1878. We have nothing going farther back than that. The other families go back farther than we have been able to find out yet.

Brueggen descendants
4 Generations of descendants of Christianus Brueggen (1786-1869), Laurie's GGGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.

Roberts-Williams descendants
4 Generations of descendants of John McCracken Roberts (1823-1879), Laurie's GGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.

Schmitz descendants
6 Generations of descendants of Caspar Schmitz (1738-???), Laurie's GGGGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.

George Bird (c. 1756-1840)
Who was George Bird? Some say he fought in the Revolution and have joined the DAR on his records. I present proof that he was actually a Hessian soldier that was captured during the war. He deserted the Hessian army and remained in America after the war. NOTE: This is a work in progress. I have a lot of work to do yet. Comments welcome.

Alton Family History

o A brief history of the Alton Family. Lawrence Alton and his children: Text and maps. NOTE: Added newly discovered information on the baptism records of Lawrence's children in Kilflynn, County Limerick.
o 4 Generations of descendants of Lawrence Alton (c.1795-1856), Laurie's GGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.
o Limerick baptism records from the early 1800's for the surnames Alton/Alltimes/Alton


We are starting to write a book on the Williams family. Please let us know if you are related.

The following Schotten families are a mystery to me. They were from the same general area of Germany and settled about the same time at St. Mary's Ridge. However, I don't know how, if at all, these families are related. Can anyone help?

Descendants of Henrich Schotten   Descendants of Henrich Schotten (??? - aft. 1850.
Descendants of Ludwig Schotten   Descendants of Ludwig Schotten (1830-1903).
Descendants of Peter Schotten   Descendants of Peter Schotten.
The following are other St. Mary's Ridge families. They are not direct ancestors, but they intermarried with Laurie's family.
Descendants of Herman Schmitz    Descendants of Herman Schmitz (1830 - aft. 1880).
Descendants of Anna Mary Schmitz Mullenberg    Descendants of Anna Mary Schmitz Mullenberg (c. 1830 - ???).
Richter Family History    This is from a typed family history by Herman Richter. It was written in 1972. It has been retyped exactly like the original. When reading this, please note that there is frequent variation in the spelling of names. Selected Surnames mentioned: Brueggen, Butzler, Demars, Doering, Ewalt/Ewelt, Flock, Hagen, Hegenbarth, Kern, Jacobson, Levenhagen, Lusson, Michaelson, Richter, Rumphy/Rumppe/Rumphe, Schaub, Schieffer, Soger, Stodola, Tschernach, Von Ruden, Wacker, Wahlstrom, Wilgrubs, Willger.

Newburg/Neuburg research section

Paternal side: This section has links to information on the ancestors and family of Laurie's father, Jerry Newburg. This side of the family immigrated from Germany to Wisconsin during the period from the mid 1840's to the late 1860's.

Newburg family surnames
We have much more information on descendants of many of these families. Send us an e-mail to see if we connect.

    Newburg descendants
    4 Generations of descendants of Jakob Newburg (1789-1848), Laurie's GGGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report. Very extensive, includes information from the National Archives on military records and includes obits where available. Some photos included.

    Bruha descendants
    3 Generations of descendants of Jacob Bruha (c.1822-1898), Laurie's GGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.


    Meinerz/Meinertz descendants
    4 Generations of descendants of Georg Meinerz (c.1793-????), Laurie's GGGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.

    Muenzenberger descendants
    3 Generations of descendants of Wolfgang Ernst Muenzenberger (c.1802-1884), Laurie's GGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.

    Wuensch descendants
    3 Generations of descendants of Frank Wuensch (c.1830-1916), Laurie's GGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.

    Weber descendants
    4 Generations of descendants of Friedrich Weber (c.1784-1870), Laurie's GGGG-Grandfather: Descendancy report.

We are in the process of updating our book on the Newburg/Neuburg families of Wisconsin. Please let us know if you are related. See the Table of Contents  We have a few copies of the book available for sale. Write and ask us.

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Eric's Family

Beckler Research section  

Maternal side. They are long-time residents of the United States and migrated westward to Wisconsin in the 1830's to 1850's. We know of 10 Revolutionary war veterans: Daniel Beckler, Frank Miller, Silas Fish, Lemuel Raymond, Moses Pierson, Roswell Post, John Potts, and Ammiras Darrow. John Underhill and Selleck Dann were Tories and fought for the British. There probably were several more that we don't know about yet.

Beckler family surnames
This is a pedigree report showing Eric's maternal ancestors.


Beckler descendents
5 generations of descendents of Daniel Beckler (1747/1748-1830), Eric's GGGG-Grandfather. Actually contains information about his wife's parents, Frank and Anna Miller, and family, too. 

Standiford descendents
4 generations of descendents of William (1780-1853) and Mary Margaret Kohn (1784-1865) Standiford, Eric's GGGG-Grandparents. Descendant report.
Standiford stories
Stories about the Standiford family in Wisconsin.

Darrow stories
Stories about the Darrow family in Wisconsin.

Fish stories
Stories about the Fish family in Wisconsin. Stories about Ambrose Fish, noted cyclist. Poetry and writings of Adelia Darrow Fish (1835-1930). Letters to Phoebe Darrow Fish (1837-1908).

Vernon County stories
Early newspaper stories about the Vernon County, Wisconsin.

My mother has written a book on the Standiford family. See the Table of Contents.  This book is about the family of William Deason Standiford and his wife, Anna Post. It includes ancestors and descendants for both of them.  We have a few copies of the book available for sale. Write and ask us.

Borreson Research section

Paternal side. These families are all from Norway. They immigrated in the 1880's.

Borreson family surnames
This is a pedigree report showing Eric's paternal ancestors.


Descendents of Iver Christensen and Ingri Olsdtr.
4 generations of descendents of Iver Christensen (1776-????) and Ingri Olsdtr. (c. 1769-1804), Eric's GGGG-Grandparents.

Borreson Family Stories
Stories about my G-Grandfather, Berndt Borreson (1867-1929) and his family.

Houg Family Stories
Stories about my G-Grandfather, Albert Houg (1865-1946) and his family.

Houg Family Descendants
Descendants of Auden S. Bakken through my great grandfather, Albert Houg. Mostly lived on the Frami and neighboring farms of Dybdalen, Sollia, Hedmark.

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