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Family History Notes

By John T. Miller, Jr. Ongoing research on the genealogy of Miller, Mathis, Weishaar and Baker families, et al.

The Family Tree: My primary tree is on RootsWeb. I also have a secondary tree on Ancestry.com.* See also the tree by Paige Miller on Ancestry.com.

The summary chart below lists principal lineages, with links to Rootsweb.

* When uploaded by GEDCOM the Ancestry tree does not display the comment fields, which is where I list my sources, or embedded HTML. So the Ancestry tree references back to Rootsweb. The Ancestry tree provides access to other members, including DNA matches. A kludgy arrangement, but Ancestry just makes it difficult to annotate sources other than their own.

At right: The oldest surviving house in the founding city of New Jersey was built by Littell ancestor Nathaniel Bonnell, who came to the new colony from New Haven in 1665 as one of the original Elizabethtown Associates. See "Jersey Genesis".


Jersey Genesis
Littell ancestors participated in the original purchase of New Jersey lands from the Indians and were among the first settlers of the colony.
Cherry Hill Revisited

The Last Farms
Recent and distant history of the immediate and extended family in Berkeley Heights, NJ, c. 1730 to 1956.
Probable Miller origins

DNA match suggests Peter and Eva Miller immigrated from the Rhineland-Palatinate, then part of Bavaria.
Andrew Noble (1796 - 1865)

Family papers yield a critical source document.
Arundel, Maine, 1810

Missing census pages.
DAR Anyone?

Azor Curtis (1718 - 1778) and other ancestors with Revolutionary service.

Places and Traces

Eponymous streets and roads.
Swiss Family Mathis

"Are You Descended From Urse", by Norbert L'Hostis
John Miller I

Death in Vienna: Going Out in Style


The Family Tree: This chart shows the earliest known ancestors, plus the most recent four generations where known . Where generations have been skipped, the number omitted is indicated by "..[x].." The earliest entrants into the United States, or the American colonies, are all included in one of the first two rows, where known.

Click name for Rootsweb entry. Click for further information on this site.        

Miller

Mathis

Weishaar

Earliest
known
:

Thomas Walford (c.1595-1666)
From England in 1623.

..[5]..

James R. Robinson
(1814-1898)
Family from Halifax.


Married Sarah Davis

Poss. cousin:
Alexander Robinson
(b. 1817, Nova Scotia)

William McDowell
(b.c. 1800)
Belfast, Ireland.
Em. to Scotland.


Samuel McDowell (1826-1864) Em. fm. Scotland to U.S. in c. 1855.

Married Mary Taylor

Heinrich Scheig
(b. 1745)
Hesse, Germany.

..[2]..

Peter
Schubert
.
Saxe-
Meiningen, Germany.

Franz Peter Roschi
(1694-1739).
Walhalben, Palatinate

..[2]..

Eva Roschi (1816-1896)

Married
Peter Miller (1814-1885) To NYC, 1836.



Melchoir Mathis
(b. 1570) Switzerland.

Joseph Lind
(b. 1692?) Alsace.

..[2]..

Franz Schuber
Palatinate, Germany

William Preston (1591-1647) From England to Mass. Bay, 1635

..[3]..

Phebe Meeker
(1762-1823)

Married
William Littell
(1757-1819)
Rev. War

..[1]..

Thomas Harmon
(1775-1843). Born in Cork, Ireland. To Schenectady, 1800.

Married Deborah Dudley (1782-1841)

Marselis Jans
(d. 1700?). From Holland to Albany.
..[3]..

Johannes Weishaar
 (b. 1650)
Schoenenbourg, Alsace

..[4]..

William Pixley (1635-1689)

..[5]..

Azor Curtis (1717-1778) Rev. War

..[1]..

Edward Martin
(b.c. 1612) Devonshire, England

John Martin (1635-1714)
b. Ottery-St. Mary. Em. to Plymouth Colony.
 
..[4]..
Others:
Benjamin Noble (b.1744)
..[1]..

Andrew Noble (1796-1865)

..[1]..

Urs Mathis (1620?-1690?)
born in . Switzerland, died in Alsace

..[4]..

Henry Ahasuerus Marselis (1753-1821).

Rev. War.

..[1]..

Johannes Weishaar
(b. 1796)
Married

Eva Scheidt (1796-1876)
From Alsace, 1844

Phineas Pixley (1790-1882)
War of 1812

Married=>

..[1]..

Hannah Curtis (1797-1817)

Great-
great
grand-
parents
:

Martha Jane Noble
(1849-1923)

Married  =>

Winslow Robinson
(1843-1899)

Robert McDowell
(1849-1910) Married Sarah Thompson

Conrad Scheig (1821-1870)
To New York, c. 1842. Married    =>

Eva Margaret Schubert
(1824-1903) Born Germany, died in New York.

Joseph Mathis
(1800-1867) To New Orleans, 1829.
Married    =>

Susanna Lind
(1797-1871) Born in Hungary, died in N.O.

Anna
Maria Schuber

(1824-1888) Married.

Louis
Kopp
(1819-1869)

Aaron Polhemus Littell
(1829-1899) Married
Mary Langstroth

Joseph Harmon
(d. 1890)

Married =>

Sarah Maria McMichael

John Weishaar (1834-1913)
Married

Susan Kloss (1842-1924)

Nancy Cook
(1853-1919)

Married
Charles Bissett (1852-1901)

Great
grand-
parents
:

James Winslow Robinson
(1871-1909)

Married  =>

Mary McDowell
(1871-1906)

Wilhelmina Scheig
(1849-1931)

Married  =>

John Miller (1846-1889)

Louis Mathis
(1837-1903)
Married  =>

Civil War

Mary Kopp
(1853-1879)

Hiram Elwood Littell
(1852-1914)
Married     =>

Ellen Horsfal Harmon
(1853-1943)

Anthony Weishaar (1881-1953)
Married

Bertha Schneider (1883-1967)

Bertha Bissett (1876-1923)
Married

Claude Noxon
(1873-1956)

Grand-
parents
:

Grace Adelaide Robinson
(1893-1973).
Married =>

John Scheig Miller
(1878-1972)

Louis J. Mathis
(1874-1964)

Married =>

Bertha Dudley Littell
(1874-1941)

Cora Weishaar (1902-1928)
Married

Frank Federoff (1900-1972)

Winona Noxon (1898-1984)
Married

Clarence Baker (1898-1946)

Parents:

John T. Miller, Sr. (1915- 2011)  Married =>

Barbara M. Mathis (1912-2009)

Frank J. Weishaar (1923-2009) Married =>

Barbara J. Baker (1924-1998)

Us:

John T. Miller, Jr. (1946- )  Married =>

Pamela J. Weishaar (1947- )