Some Lohr and Fortun Families of Southern Wisconsin & Northern Illinois
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You will find that the majority of families covered on this website arrived in Wisconsin between 1848 and 1865. While the Lohr and Greiner families immigrated from the German speaking areas of Austria, Baden, Luxembourg, Prussia and Pommerania, the Fortun and Bean families were predominantly from the Sogn og Fjordane area of Norway.
Once in Wisconsin, these families included a preacher, a taylor, a doctor, a saloon keeper, several cigar makers and stone masons, and many farmers. They homesteaded the Wisconsin frontiers of rural Crawford, Dodge, Vernon & Washington counties, and helped settle what was then a small village called Madison. They were integral members in establishing two Lutheran churches and one rural telephone cooperative. They were veterans from the Civil War through the Korean conflict, and included a member of John Phillip Sousa's WWI Marching Band. They were Norske and Deutscher, lutefisk and herring, Lutheran and Catholic.
This site is especially dedicated to my late grandfather, Howard Greiner, who taught me that one grandpa is more than enough in this world.
- Ancestral Database - Births, Marriages & Deaths
- Family Histories - Where did they come from? Where did they go? (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
- FAQs - "Living" family members, listing Social Security Numbers, and where you can find yourself on this site.
- Groups - My Genealogical Memberships and Affiliations
- Links - Where did all of your information come from?
- Photos - Putting faces with the names
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids
Please direct all inquires and corrections to D Lohr
This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without my consent.
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