Please excuse any of this that may be the foolish stumbling of an absolute beginner to tracing their family roots. A cousin of mine on the Byington side is researching that name and I thought I could well devote my time to the same. My name is Ruth Joy Byington Foy and my mother, now deceased was Mildred Cecile Swerdfeger of Omaha Nebraska. Her father was Arthur Swerdfeger born near Lincoln, Nebraska and her mother was Anna Nelson Swerdfeger also born near Lincoln. I have a short genealogical sheet (very short) that begins with Rev. John William Samuel Schwerdtfeger Born in Bavaria in 1729 and died in Dundos County 1803 and buried in Riverside. Ontario. It mentions that the headstone is now in the United Empire Loyalist Memorial Cemetery in Upper Canada Village.