"Da ga bee do ma ma ma. baa baa mo meo." (translation: Christen said, "Hi everybody. Mama, get me another bottle!" or something pretty close to it)
I am Christen's mom. I am researching DRAKE, ALLEY, DUNCAN, VAIL, NOXON, REYNOLDS, and DE ST. LEGIER of my husband's line. They were from the Isle of Man, England and the state of New York. My mother in law graciously loaned me her research notebook, and I have so far entered over 3100 names. I will be updating my computer files with the source information over the next couple of months.
I am also researching my family lines. They include the surnames WILLENBRING, BACKES, KOTTKE, FAHNING, GEHRKE, all from Minnesota and Germany. KLOSTERMANN from Minnesota, Iowa, and Germany. BOCK from Missouri and Germany.
Please contact me at my e-mail address or by telephone if you believe we might be able to help each other with our genealogical research.