Re: Magdelena Frei
We are cousins. Fannie is my great-great grandmother. I have had some interesting troubles with this research also.John Martin is actually John Martin Smith, I'm descended from this line:
John Martin Smith (1802-1860) m. Magdelene Frei (1815-1870)
Epiphania Smith (1859-1938) m. Peter Marsch (1855-1931)
Leonard Marsch (1887-1976) m. Magdalena Barth (1891-1968)
If you e-mail me I will share what I know.