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EGGERT / HEFFRON AND RELATED FAMILIES

Updated March 4, 2004

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From Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 1840+: EGGERT (Hannover), FUNK (Wuerttemberg), GEIST (Hesse), GUNTHER (Bavaria), HAHN (Bavaria), KOCH (Hesse-Darmstadt), MOHR (Hannover), ULRICH (Durstel/Rexingen,Alsace), WESLER / WESLEY / WISLER/ BLUST (Ottenhofen, Baden).

From Ireland to Schuylkill County, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 1840+ as well as MI & CO: BARRETT, BROPHY (Kilkenny), DELANEY (Kilkenny), DOUGHERTY / DOGHERTY (Mayo), HEFFRON, IGO / IGOE, McDONALD, McNAMARA, O'DONNELL (Mayo).

Related lines in PA (esp. Schuylkill): BELL, BULL, BRADY, BRANDT, BYRNE, CARSON, CLARK, CUNNINGHAM, DALAND, DUFFY, ELBIN, FEATHERSTONE, FERRET, FERRIS, FITZGERALD, FLANAGAN, FOX, GERETY, GRADY, GRIGGS, GROGAN, GWINNER, HAGGERTY, HYLAND, HAINES, HEHER, HIGGINS, HOLDEN, HUBER, KENNEY, KEUL, KITTELBERGER, KNAPP, KOHLBRENNER, KRANZ, KREFREITER, LARGE, LONG, McGRATH, McHALE, McNALLY, MORROW, MULVEY, O'BRIEN, PFLUGER, PORTER, QUINN, RYAN, SMITH, STAUFFER, USHER, WHERRITY, YOUSE.

Related Lines only in Germany: BALLE, DOLDERER, ELHER, ESSWEIN, HAAS, HAILER, HIRSCH, KAUSER, KLOTZBUECHER, LEISLE, LIPP, MAIER, RETTENMAIER, SACHSENMAIER, SCHIED, SCHURR, SEEB, SIEBOLD, STEEB, TRIEB / TRUB.

Related Lines only in Alsace: BERGMANN, DIEBOLD, ESCHBACHER, DORMEYER, GERBER, LENTZ, REUTENAUER, ROHRBACH, SCHEIBY, SCHEUER, SCHNEIDER, VOGEL, WEHRUNG, WITTMANN.

Towns/areas: Schechingen (Wuertt.), Marienweiher (Bayern)
Charlestown (Mayo), Castlemarket (Kilkenny)
Strokestown / Bumlin (Roscommon), Ottenhofen (Baden)

Common Schuylkill Co., PA placenames include: Ashland, Butler Township, Colorado, Girardville, Jackson's Patch, Lost Creek, Mahanoy Borough, Mahanoy Plane, New Castle, Park Place, Rappahanock, St. Clair, Shenandoah, Wiggans Patch, Yatesville.

The IGO (IGOE) lines in Schuylkill appear to be from two Counties in Ireland: Mayo and Roscommon, but there is some question as to which lines connect with each county.

Several of the Irish lines (BARRETT, HAGGERTY, HEFFRON) have some connection to the "Molly Maguires" of the PA Coal Region.

Theodore WESLEY / Theodore WISLER served in the 19th PA Vol. Cavalry, was captured and sent to Cahaba, Andersonville, Millen, Florence, and Charleston before being exchanged and returning to his unit to serve out his 3 year term.

 
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