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Glenn Gohr's Genealogy Page

Note: See list at the bottom of this page for links to my other genealogy pages (Revolutionary War, etc.) and the surnames I am researching.


My father is full-blooded German, which makes me half German. None of his family arrived in the U.S. until the late 1840s, and most of them arrived in the 1880s. Therefore I have no Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Civil War direct ancestors on my fatherís side. Although I should mention that one of the immigrant brothers on the Roemhildt side--Adelhardt Roemhildt--younger brother of my Traugott Roemhildt--did serve in the Civil War for the Union Side. Also, I just recently learned that Ludwig Genzmer, the younger brother of my Martin Gensmer, Jr. also served on the Union Side during the Civil War. Possibly there were others of the Gensmers and Roemhildts who also served in the Civil War since those families had already arrived in America by that time.

But I do have World War I and II ancestors and relatives from my fatherís German side of the family. My Grandpa Emil Gohr served for a few months during World War I. He was away in service when my father was born in October 1918. My father, Lawrence Gohr, is also a veteran. He served in the Army-Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in France, Germany, and England. One of my dadís brothers, Alvin Gohr, was killed during the Battle of the Bulge at Liege, Belgium during World War II. Another of my dadís brothers, Robert Gohr, served in the Korean War. My Uncle Ed Faulkner who married my Aunt Lucile Gohr, and my Uncle Ernest Hansen who married my Aunt Dora Gohr, and Uncle Art Wacker who married my Aunt Florence Gohr each served in the military during World War II. Iím not sure if any of my Grandpa Gohrís brothers served in World War I or not. Possibly Uncle Otto Gohr or Uncle Herman Gohr also served. One of the cousins in Iowa, Howard Gohr, served in the army during World War I. Also some of the Voigt cousins served in World War I and II. Cousin Fred Voigt, who later lived in Tuttle, Oklahoma, served in World War I and had a wound on his lung from the fighting.

Of my first cousins on the Gohr side, I know that J. R. Hancock was in the military. He may have served in the Air Force. I also know that my cousin, Paul Gohr/Keiley served in the military. I donít know that any of the rest of my Gohr cousins have served in the military.

My motherís family (her maiden name was Harris), on the other hand, is mostly English-American with a little bit of Scots-Irish intertwined, coming from early American stock. Her family settled in colonial Virginia as early as 1611 when Captain Thomas Harris settled at Jamestown, Virginia, coming over on the ship the Prosperous. Captain Thomas Harrisís ancestry has recently come into question, so I know longer claim lineage back to English Royalty through the Harris line.

Quite a few of the other families that intermarried with the Harrises and related lines also settled in Virginia in the 1600s. John Neville came over to Maryland on the Ark and the Dove in 1634, and then his descendants also migrated into Virginia. I have 12 proven Revolutionary War patriots which have been listed with the Sons of the American Revolution which I am an active member of and a former president of the local chapter in Springfield, Missouri.

Just recently I have discovered that my SWAIN family of McNairy County, Tennessee was Quaker background and lived in Georgia and Guilford County, North Carolina before moving to Tennessee in the early 1800s. During the 1600s and 1700s this SWAIN family and families that intermarried with them all lived for years and years at Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. Some of these New England ancestors even lived in the infamous town of Salem, Massachusetts. The Swains and some other lines are proven back into England as far back as the 1300s. More research may possibly prove descent from someone involved in the Salem witch trials, or who was a Mayflower passenger. This line already has links back to English Royalty and some of the Magna Charta barons through intermarriage with the PADDOCK and SEARS families back in the early 1600s. The SEARS family intermarried with the KNYVETT family who in turn intermarried with the GREY, HOLLAND, and finally the PLANTAGENET families. That link goes back to Edward III, one of the Plantagenet Kings of England. Several of the other noble families that married into this line descend from Magna Charta barons.

I also have 2 Civil War soldiers in my direct ancestry--Henry Washington Garvin and Russell Sartain. Both of these served for the Confederacy. Also, Lewis Sartain, the first husband of my Martha (Beard) Sartain also served in the Civil War for the confederacy and died during that conflict. Lewis was a double-first cousin of Russell Sartain, who was Marthaís second husband. Lewis Sartainís younger brother, Guilford Sartain, also served in the Confederacy and was the one who wrote Martha the sad news that her husband had died. Thus all of the Revolutionary War and Civil War patriots in my direct line come from my motherís ancestry.

My Grandpa Wm. Earl Harris also served in World War I. My Uncle Bill Harris served in the Philippines during World War II and met his wife there. Also my Uncle J. D. was in the army during World War II. My Uncle Travis Barber who married my Aunt Ruby Jean Harris also served in the army and belonged to the VFW. My cousin Bill Harris III served in Vietnam and another cousin, Arie, was in the Navy. Also my cousin Brad Harris was a military policeman. Iím also pretty sure that my cousin Ed Barber and cousin Paul Semadeni may have also served in the military. Iím not sure about the rest of my uncles and cousins on my motherís side.

Currently I am a life member of the Ozarks Genealogy Society located where I live in Springfield, Missouri. My web page and the web pages of other members of the Ozarks Genealogical Society are listed on the Ozarks Genealogical Society Web Pages posted by Shirley Scott, who is the chairperson of the OGS Computer Workshop which meets once a month to discuss computers and genealogy. I am also a past president and officer of the Ozark Mountain Chapter Sons of the American Revolution which also meets in Springfield. I am also a member of the colorguard for the Ozark Mountain Chapter and Missouri Society S.A.R.

If you are interest in knowing about my famous or well-known relatives, then go to my FAMOUS AND NEARLY FAMOUS RELATIVES Page.




Most genealogists have heard of ďRandom Acts of Genealogical Kindness.Ē I have set up a page on the world wide web to help do my part to assist others in their research. One of my friends, Marshall Colin Price, formerly of Dallas, Pennsylvania, now resides in Springfield, Missouri, and is tracing his family tree. He has come to some brick walls in his research that seem impossible to conquer. Along with other family lines, he is researching these family names in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wales, and other places: PRICE, BRYANT, STRAIT, LAMOREAUX, ALLEN, GORDON, HACKETT, MATHER, and TREAT.

Marshall needs help identifying a photograph which he believes might be his great-great-great-grandmother HACKETT. He also is desperately trying to find out whatever became of his maternal grandfather, George Willard Bryant (b. 1900), originally of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

To find out more about these families view Marshall Colin Priceís Genealogy Page.




Here are my genealogy pages and the surnames I am researching:


Glennís Pedigree on WorldConnect

Bartell Genealogy from Germany to North Texas on WorldConnect

Garvin Genealogy from Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas on WorldConnect

Worldwide Gensmer/Genzmer Database on WorldConnect

Worldwide Gohr Database on WorldConnect

Some Descendants of Moses Hanks on WorldConnect

Harris Genealogy from Virginia and McNairy Co., Tennessee on WorldConnect

Kastner Genealogy on WorldConnect

Descendants of Luther Rice Littlefield on WorldConnect

Miller/Mueller Genealogy from Pomerania on WorldConnect

Worldwide Quiram Family Tree on WorldConnect

Worldwide Roemhildt/Romhild Database on WorldConnect

Sartain/Sartin Genealogy on WorldConnect

Sewell Family of McNairy County, Tennessee on WorldConnect

Voigt/Voight/Vogt Families of Pomerania & Some of Their Descendants in the USA on WorldConnect

Wegner Genealogy from Pomerania to the U.S. on WorldConnect

Some Descendants of Charles Woolverton of Hunterdon Co., NJ on WorldConnect




    My Military Ancestors and Relatives:

My Revolutionary War ancestors

My Civil War ancestors

My World War I ancestors

My World War II ancestors




    My Surnames:

ANDERSON GENEALOGY
BACHLER/BAECHLEIN GENEALOGY
BAGWELL GENEALOGY
BALLINGER/BALLENGER GENEALOGY
BEARD/BEAIRD/BAIRD GENEALOGY
BINDER GENEALOGY
BLACKERBY/BLACKABY/BLACKORBY GENEALOGY
BOHANNAN/BOHANNON/BOHANON GENEALOGY
BOND/BONDS GENEALOGY
BRIGHT GENEALOGY
BUTLER GENEALOGY
CATE/CATES/KATES GENEALOGY
CHADWICK GENEALOGY
CHILDS/CHILES GENEALOGY
COFFIN GENEALOGY
COLLINS GENEALOGY
COLLMORE GENEALOGY
CONRADT/CONRAD GENEALOGY
COX GENEALOGY
DAHRENS/DAHRENDT/DORN GENEALOGY
DEWITZ/DREWITZ GENEALOGY
DICKASON/DICKERSON/DICKSON/DIXON/DIXSON GENEALOGY
DODSON/DOTSON GENEALOGY
DURHAM GENEALOGY
FARRIS/FERRIS/FAIRIES GENEALOGY
FREDRICH GENEALOGY
GARDNER GENEALOGY
GARVIN GENEALOGY
GAULKE GENEALOGY
GENSMER/GENZMER/GENSEMER GENEALOGY
GILES/GYLES GENEALOGY
GILLIAM/GILLAM/GILLUM GENEALOGY
GOHR GENEALOGY
GRAVES GENEALOGY
HANKS/HANKE/HANKINS GENEALOGY
HARDING/HARDIN/HARDEN GENEALOGY
HARRIS/HARRIES/HERRIES/HARRISS GENEALOGY GENEALOGY
HARRISON GENEALOGY
HOPKINS GENEALOGY
HUNT GENEALOGY
JAHANEN GENEALOGY
JARMAN/GERMAN GENEALOGY
KASTNER/CASTNER/COSTNER GENEALOGY
KERNS/KERN/KEARNS/CAIRNES GENEALOGY
LEDBETTER GENEALOGY
LEE/LEA/LEIGH GENEALOGY
LITTLEFIELD/LILIFELD/LITREFILS GENEALOGY
MACY GENEALOGY
MAYS/MAY/MAYSE/MEASE GENEALOGY
MCEVER/MCKEEVER GENEALOGY
MEIERS GENEALOGY
METZKE/MATZKE GENEALOGY
MILLER/MUELLER GENEALOGY
MURPHY GENEALOGY
NEVILLE/NEAVILLE GENEALOGY
OíKELLY/OíKELLEY/KELLY GENEALOGY
OWLE GENEALOGY
PADDOCK/PADDACK GENEALOGY
PARKS GENEALOGY
PANZLAFF/PANTZLAFF GENEALOGY
PLACK GENEALOGY
PYRON GENEALOGY
QUIRAM/KWIRAM/KWIRANT/KWIERANT GENEALOGY
REDWINE/RIETHWEIL GENEALOGY
REED GENEALOGY
ROBINS/ROBBINS GENEALOGY
ROEMHILDT/ROMHILD GENEALOGY
ROSE GENEALOGY
SARTAIN/SARTIN/CERTAIN GENEALOGY
SCHNEIDER GENEALOGY
SEWELL/SOWELL/SHOWELL GENEALOGY
SIBLEY GENEALOGY
SMOOT GENEALOGY
STANTZ GENEALOGY
STONE GENEALOGY
STRONG GENEALOGY
STUTTEVER GENEALOGY
SWAIN/SWAN/SWAIM GENEALOGY
THORESBY/THURSBY GENEALOGY
TINSLEY GENEALOGY
TRUMBULL GENEALOGY
TURNER GENEALOGY
VOIGT/VOIGHT/VOGT GENEALOGY
WADE GENEALOGY
WALTER/WALTHER GENEALOGY
WEARE GENEALOGY
WEGNER/WEGENER GENEALOGY
WERLICH GENEALOGY
WILLIAMS GENEALOGY
WILLIAMSON GENEALOGY
WOHLFART GENEALOGY
WOODBRIDGE GENEALOGY
WOOLVERTON/WOLVERTON GENEALOGY
WORTH GENEALOGY
ZUTZ GENEALOGY



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