|This tree dates back to Francis McManus who settled in the Cincinnati Area some time between 1840 and 1858. I have a marriage record for Francis McManus and Katherine McManly (sometimes recorded as McNally) dated 1858. At the date of his marriage, Frank (Francis) was 18 years old. His son, John Francis, was my Great Grandfather.|
Other families in this geneaology include Voskuhl, Vonhagel, Holdgrieve, Foote, Bernard, Merk, and Schilmoeller. All of these families were in the tri-state area around Cincinnati (IN, OH, and KY).
My wife's family includes the Britt family in NC. And the Green and Poor families of Tennessee.
The European connections I have been able to establish thus far include the following:
Foote - Oldenberg and Hanover Germany
Bernard - Couve, Switzerland
McManus - County Leitrim, Ireland (anecdotal)
Try some of the reports linked to this site. Of particular interest may be Book, which contains a calendar of important family dates. This is a lot to keep updated, and I know that some family pages may be missing if someone was married in the last few years. Babies born in the last few years may be missing also. E-mail or write me and I'll update the page accordingly.
Most of the information on this page is readily available through many published sources, and it is one of literally millions of similar pages on the internet. If you are skiddish about having this info on the net, let me know. Why anyone other than family would be interested in this, I cannot imagine.
If you would like to help to research the family tree, give me a call. Living in North Carolina makes this difficult at times. I'd love to have someone in Ohio to talk to old folks before they die (they are the single best source for this stuff and save many, many hours of searching), look up information in the geneaology library in downtown Cincinnati, etc. It really can be pretty fun.
I hope you enjoy the site. Let me know what you think.