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Updated December 31, 2008

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The family detailed here is descended from Irish, French, Swiss and German immigrants. Some details include: Alphonse and Joseph Butscher were twin brothers who arrived in New York circa 1880s from Guebwiller, Alsace France. Alphonse married Mary Kingsley (sometimes referred to as Kinsley) from Broadford, County Clare Ireland. They had 2 sons John born in 1883 and Alphonse (Albert) born in 1885. John married Ellen Kenny and Alphonse married Loretta Byrnes. They currently have more than 100 living descendants throughout the USA, Ireland and England. USA states where families descended from this line includes; New York, Louisiana, Georgia, Vermont, Ohio, Nevada,Florida, Connecticut and maybe other states too. Family names such as Kling, Blaser, Doty, Girdusky, Weingarten, Von Ohsen and many others can trace their ancestry back to Alphonse Butscher (France) and Mary Kingsley (Ireland). The Schlatter ancestors originated in Oberglatt Switzerland, and are linked to Ochsner and Maag families also of Oberglatt. The name Schlatter died out in this family with the marriage of Lillian Schlatter (the only child of John Schlatter and Mary Butscher) to Vance Von Ohsen she had 3 sons. The Von Ohsens originated in Bremen Germany and immigrated to Charleston South Carolina. The Von Ohsens are linked to the Luther family of Reems Creek North Carolina through Mamie Luther and to the Vance family originaally from Counties Derry and Fermanagh in Ireland and in the USA of Buncombe County North Carolina through Angelina (Walker) Luther (Mamie's Grandmother). There are Von Ohsens in Charleston SC and also in New York, Ireland and England. Viguerie is also another branch of this multi-national family. The Viguerie name originated in Hechettes in the high Pyrenees of Southern France. Jacquette Viguerie married Albert Schlatter. The Leonard family of Belfast, Northern Ireland are linked through marriage to the Von Ohsens. This family also has branches in Australia and South Africa through the Kingsley/Donovan line of County Clare. Members of this family have served in the Revolutionary War, Civil War (confederacy) WWI, WWII and Korea.

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