I have been working on my genealogy since I was a young girl, but kept getting sidetracked here and there. My grandmother, Ella NEPHEW HARTZELL is the one who introduced genealogy to me. She lived next door to us and all her siblings and family lived all around us. We used to walk to their houses. I would get so tired and bored at the time, but look back now see all the wonderful things she pointed out to me. My parents and I have always been packrats so we accumulated alot of junk over the years. Or that's what some people would call it, but to me it was and still is a Treasure.
Some of my surnames are: HARTZELL, BOYER, PORTELL, MARSH, NEPHEW, SALIKEE, LORE, DEGONIA, POLITTE, THEBEAU, TROKEY, GOZA, STAPLES. Most of my family came to Ste. Genevieve, Mo., then worked their way over to Washington Co., Mo. area. My Hartzell's came from Somerset, Stoystown, Lower Turkeyfoot, Pa.
My husband's surnames are: SMITH,WOERHEIDE, TAYLOR, VEDDER/VETTER, MAURER, SAPPINGTON, SNYDER, COOK. My husband's family were from the Leadbelt, St. Francois Co., Mo. and St. Louis, Mo.
Washington Co., Mo. Webpage (http://rootsweb.com/~mowashin/index.html)
St. Francois Co., Mo. Webpage (http://www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran)
Family Search Website (http://www.familysearch.org)
Jefferson Co., Mo. Webpage (http://www.rootsweb.com/~mojeffer)
Ste. Genevieve Co., Mo. Webpage (http:www.rootsweb.com/~mostegen)