The quest for the history of those in this family tree started in January of 2005. Who were they? Where did they come from? What were their lives like? So far much has been found about the families. Some came from Ireland, some from Germany and others from England to the French Canadian wilderness. They settled in a New World!
They all arrived in the United States looking for a better life for themselves, their children and all the future generations of their families. Some originally settled in Vermont, others in New York, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin. They survived hardship and loss but they had love. Love of family,love of friends, and love and faith in God. This is what brought them through the hardship.
I started this history to get to know them. I'll continue searching until all their stories are told. It is through the stories of their lives that they still live. There are many families in this tree. I have tried to expand the branches to include collateral relatives along with those in the bloodline. These people were important to the history of this family. I hope some are important to you!