I caught the genealogy bug early in life. I have been blessed to have longevity in my blood and have reaped many blessings and found the necessity of verifying family "facts" and other internet info.
Several generations of both my parent's families have lived in the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area. Many have migrated from Pennsylvania, some from Kentucky, and some directly from Germany. Surnames include Caudle, Perkins, Woolsey, Kanatzar, Ford, Haley, Powell, Turner, Morse, Rahorn, Klontz, Kline, Kloepping, Koertner, Fisher, Dreibelbis, Wattenpaugh, and Sherbondy.
I thought I was a first generation "Mormon" and after researching, have found that I am a descendant of an apparent "black sheep" whose siblings and mother joined the LDS church in the time just before its' embarkment from Nauvoo, IL to the Utah valley. Aside from my immediate family, I do not know of anyone else in the family who is LDS. But many are interested in family history. Many of my ancestors were dutifully faithful to their own beliefs! I am happy of that.
Even though I am still (as of 2007) a young mother of four, I serve in the Monroe WI Family History Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As my limited time allows, I can help with outside research.
E-mail is probably the best way to contact me.
PS Our other interests include Cub Scouts, working cow horses, Appaloosas, endurance riding and reining. I used to sew in my pre-marriage years. My husband is in the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race this September!