I am studying my family tree for fun. I have most of it already, as far back as anyone can trace. I enjoy finding people online who are related to me. I have many names on my family tree that would be of interest to me... HUESGEN, GELVEN, BACKES, BOESSEN, EHREN, FLYNN, WHITESIDE, CHERRINGTON, HAPTONSTALL and many more. I have already found people that are related to me, although it is sometimes many generations back.
My family is mainly from Osage County, Missouri, the towns of Frankenstein, Loose Creek, Luystown, Bonnots Mill. The Cherringtons are from Illinois I believe, the Haptonstalls from Denmark originally, the Flynns from Arkansas/Kansas, originally Ireland of course, and the Whitesides I am not sure of.
I live in St. Louis, Mo. I had a good family tree down on paper but lost it in a housefire. I would also be interested in anything on Frankenstein Mo. You can email me at carmen_1978 at yahoo.com