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The Birkel's line from Germany to USA/Ironton,Ohio

Updated November 15, 2003

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Great Great Grandfather Frank(franz)C Birkel b. 1852
Great Great Grandmother Kunigunde(a) Preller b. 1861
children of Frank & Kunigunda:Margaretha, Fred, Ben, Isabelle, Eleanor and Edward, Maria(1893-1895) & Franz,Jr(1892-1892)

Great Grandmother Eleanor Simonin(birkel) b. 1897 d. 1991
Great Grandfather William E Simonin,Sr b.1895 d. 1959
children of Eleanor & William: William E,Jr & Betty Falb

Grandfather William E Simonin,Jr b. 1915 d. 1987
Grandmother Mary E Farrell b. 1913
children of William & Mary: MaryAnn McCabe, William T Simonin,& Bonnie Delmatto

Mother MaryAnn McCabe b. 1936 d. 1995
Father John A McCabe b. 1933
children of MaryAnn & John: Rebecca Kindt,Margaret Browning, John E, Robert W, Amy Wright, Jennifer L, & Lawrence Phillip Leo

The Lineage of My Family.
From McCabe's to Simonin's: Farrell's, Birkel's, Preller's Frey's, Leidinger's, Clephane's, Huttinger's, Meinhardt's, Carroll's, Weber's, Miller's, Uri(y)'s, Littlejohn's.
A background of German, Scottish, Wales, French & Irish and alot of AMERICAN/OHIOAN!
Regions include Alsace-Lorraine, France, Germany & County Cork, Ireland and probably other regions to discover.
A special thank you goes to Evelyn, who provided much info on my Frey lineage and Ron, on my Clephane lineage. Both were a very great influence to my research. I would also like to thank Kathy & Lisa for contributions to the Frey's, as well as Marcia & Amy for contributions to the Clephane's. More thanks to Barbara & Janice for information to my Simonin side of lineage. An up-date THANK YOU goes to Bob{Michigan} and Tom{Florida} for contributing to my McCabe side of me, and also Ann for guiding me to the McCabe's thru her McGonagle Clan. Also a big THANK YOU to Marcia & Dan{Illinois/Colorado} together we have found another part of my McCabe family. Without the help of these very nice people I know I couldn't have done it on my own. My grandmothers help when they can and my mother has been gone for 8 years, she would have been a tremendous help and would have loved what I have done and accomplished. My father helps a little.. :)
They are all my newly found cousins, tho distant ones, my cousins none-the-less. THANK YOU ALL SOOO MUCH!!!
I hope u find "This Page" interesting as i did researching for it! And that it may help in your search for your ancestors!

Thank you for visiting!!


Me & My Families...

Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
Family Photos
  • some children of Otto & Edwin Frey (194 KB)
    these are children to Otto & Edwin Frey, sons to my GGGrandfather Adam A Frey. left to right Marie(Otto) Regina(Edwin) & Catherine Frey(Otto) Marie &Catherine were never married(Catherine recently died-8-15-02)& Regina became a nun Sister Rose Edwards.
  • My Simonin Family (187 KB)
    This photo taken of the Calvin Simonin Clan.. my GGGranparents, i believe it to b dated about 1915 or 1918.
  • Edwin Frey pics 1 (118 KB)
    a few photos given to me from Kathy, a granddaughter to Edwin Frey, son to my GGGrandfather Adam A Frey.
  • My GGGrandparents Clephane (98 KB)
    the picture of Theordore Clephane and also Emma w/ her sister(name unknown)
  • Edwin Frey pics 2 (118 KB)
    some of the children of Edwin Frey... provided by his granddaughter Kathy.
  • The Birkel's (148 KB)
    this is a collection of photos of my Birkel family and their farm in Delaware, Ohio. i hope that all the descriptions to photos comes out, they r very interesting!
  • My GGGGGrandparents Clephane (16 KB)
    this photo was taken from Sanford Gladden's Book "Descedants of Stephen C Hawkins" as referrenced to my ancestry to the Clephane name. they r Thomas & Sarah Clephane.
  • The Farrell's & Clephane's Clan (177 KB)
    Jim Walliston pictured w/ Minnie Sota should read GGrandmother :) and her husband is in newspaper article running for House of Representatives....
  • The Birkel Register in German (562 KB)
    GGGrandparents Franz & Kunigunda(Preller) Birkel and their children in a family registery.
  • My newly found cousins-Frey side (96 KB)
    here is a photo taken at my house when Kathy(a big help to me) came from a MA to visit her family. pictured here is Joan(Kathy's sister), ME, Aunt Panky(Frances Melton)and Kathy! thnx Kathy i really enjoyed the visit and am grateful to ur sister as well... thnx Joan--- becky
  • Some more of my Clephane ancestors (16 KB)
    top left: Emma Clephane(GGGrandmother) & her sister ?. top right Emma(Minnie's sister) Minnie Sota Farrell & Raymond(son). bottom left: Minnie & sister Addie Watters. middle right: Fred & Nell Clephane. bottom right: Grandma Simonin, my mom & GGrandmother Minnie(Clephane) Farrell.
  • Grandpa Simonin at his Gulf gas station. (129 KB)
    This photo was probably his first or some of the regular customers my grandpa had at his Gulf gas station in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Jim Walliston w/ my GGrandparents Farrell (19 KB)
    top left to right: John T Farrell, Sr w/ John T Farrell, Jr and Jim Walliston. Jim Walliston & Minnie Sota(Clephane) Farrell & John T, Jr. John, Sr John, Jr & Minnie Farrell. bottom October 17th, 1920 Sidney, Ohio Jim Walliston w/ John T ,Jr & Minnie Farrell(sister to Kate Farrell whom married Jim Walliston) anyone who knows this fellow can contact me at it will b appreciated!
  • Rosalie Simonin's Children 1 (159 KB)
    These are the children to my GGGrandfather's daughter Rosalie Simonin, my newly found cousin's parents. "The Eakins"
  • Addie(Clephane) Watters w/ grandchildren (13 KB)
    top: Addie(Clephane) Watters w/grandchildren Donna Jean & Jimmie Tenbrink. bottom Donna Jean Tenbrink baby photo. side: another granddaughter to Addie Theresa Seaman. anyone who knows of these families may contact me at reccare@aol.comthnx
  • Rosalie Simonin's Children 2 (131 KB)
    Here is some more pics of Rosalie's children and her husband. "The Eakins Bunch" :)
  • My father and US7 (154 KB)
    top left to right: Robert William, Margaret Ann, John Edward, & my father John Adam bottom left to right: Lawrence Phillip Leo, Rebecca Marie, Jennifer Louise & Amy Suzanne- photo provided from G A Betty Falb.
  • My Simonin Ancestors... (128 KB)
    Here is a Photo of my GGGrandmother Martha{Littlejohn} Simonin, wife to Calvin Simonin. The other is my GGrandfather William Simonin, Sr and his bro-in-law(Rosalie's son-in-law) OB Eakins, the title is self-explanatory.
Related Files
  • My McCabe tidbits... (1 KB)
    This a little tidbit information on my McCabe heritage... IRISH/GERMAN descent.
  • My Clephane Lineage (1 KB)
    these r my ancestors from my Clephane lineage as well as my living grandmother Mary T
  • My Frey Lineage (1 KB)
    these r my ancestors of my Frey Lineage, as well as my living grandmother Mary Margaret
  • This is lineage from my paternal side of family (2 KB)
    a rough draft of my lineage of the McCabe side... FYI: This is an updated version of my paternal lineage as of October 7th, 2002. anyone related or has info may contact me at thnx becky
  • This is lineage from my maternal side of family (3 KB)
    this is also a rough draft to my lineage of the maternal side of my family... FYI: updated version from October 7th, 2002 anyone related to or any info contact me at thnx becky
  • 1880 Ohio Census (260 KB)
    this is a copy of the census of 1880 in Ohio for the Village of West Jefferson.
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