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Genealogy: Bradner James Riggs & Lois Christine Schroers

Updated February 18, 2004

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Brad & Lois are husband & wife and have had 5 children.
Brad's family on his father's paternal side were surnamed Ayers,Riggs/Cox/Perry aka Parry/Briggs/ and, perhaps, Bradner. We have not been able to figure out the connection yet. They have been in America since the 1600-1700s with roots in Sussex County, NJ (Vernon Township and Hamburg)and Passaic County, NJ (Jersey City and Paterson), Orange County, NY (Port Jervis, Middletown, and Blooming Grove) and Steuben County, NY (Cameron); his father's maternal side was surnamed Brown. His mother's parents came from Ireland around 1850 and lived in Port Jervis and Middletown, NY.
Brad's family on his mother's paternal side was surnamed Jensen, from Denmark; on his mother's maternal side was surnamed Biersemans, from Belgium. They were married in Liverpool, England and came to America around 1900. They settled in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Lois family on her father's side were surnamed Schroers/Kaufman. They were from Kreifeld, Germany, on her mother's side were surnamed Yunker/Rieber and were from Alsace and Nachenheim, Germany. The families came to America in the 1860s and settled in Paterson, NJ.

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