I'm researching emigration form Bertrange, Luxembourg, to the United States Dominic Lavan (or Loeven/Loewen as the name was originally spelled), was born 28 Sep 1827 in Bertrange, son ofCharles Loeven and Susan Kirpach. He emigrated in 1854 to St. Donatus, Jackson Co IA, where he married Anna Nei., and then moved toMazeppa, MN with his family Known children. Charles Loeven b. 1858 in St. Donatus Elisabeth Loeven b. 1860 in St. Donatus Angela Loeven, b.. 1862 in St. Donatus Anna Maggie Lavan, b. 17 Oct 1864 in Mazeppa George Lavan, 17 Jan 1867 in Mazeppa Other Children? Dominic Lavan died in Mazeppa 18 Apr 1877, his wife 18 Feb 1891.
I know little of his children, except that George LaVan married 1893 Magdalena Majerus from Bellechester and had the following children John b. 1893, Emelie b. 1896, Laura Latilda b.1899, Allocqoqthia b. 1905.
Any further information on the Mazeppa branch of the Lavan /Loeven family is most welcome.