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Updated July 15, 2004

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Family names I have encountered in my research include those listed in the title and many others. Most family history dates from the 1800s to the present and is centered in Western New York State--Mostly Genesee County, but includes othercounties West, East or South of Genesee Co. Batavia, Corfu, Dansville, Alden, Lehigh, and Pembroke are towns or cities that figure prominently. The Cady name extends back to New England States Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Lawrence and Reed/Reid/Read are names given to ancestors after being adopted into kindly families; pre-adoption names include the Cady line and Vosberry/Vosbury from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Anawald name comes to Western New York around 1900 from Palmerton, Pennsylvania where many descendents still live and much family history still remains. Related surnames include: Musselman, Grover, Bauman, and Kurtz.
Prince name comes to the US through Canada to Genesee County, NY from Yorkshire, England in the early 1890s.
Ditzel/Ditzell is a mid-1800s immigrant to Batavia, NY from Germany and both Sergeant/Sargent, and Beavins/Beavins are from Livingston County and Ontario County New York in the early/mid-1800s.
Pennsylvania names are from my Mother's family who were from Central Pennsylvania in the mid/late 1800s and includes the surnames Batcho/Botcha, Minarich, Sheroke, and Dubin. Towns are mainly Morrisdale, Hawk Run, and Philipsburg and vicinities. All families appear to have immigrated from Slovic nations, namely the Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary regions as dictated at the time.
I am happy to share all the information I have with anyone interested in my work and research in these names.

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