Re: Rebecca and Mary E Westfall
Do not know anything about this book that you mentioned. I am, however, aware of Mrs. LaGrande. Several years ago I was at the Perry Historians Library and photocopied a letter she had sent to them. The children that she attributed to Gottlieb Westfall had errors. I do see that Mrs. Givens has posted some information to the LDS site. This evening I saw her data for Henry Westfall, bc 1813, PA; married to Mary Ann Brown. She lists the parents of Henry as Gotlieb Westfall and Catherine. I do not know how this can be as Gottlieb died in the fall of 1805. I have information on the estate settlement so I know this is the correct date. I also have the guardianship information for his minor children. Since you are in contact with her, perhaps you could ask her about this. It is my contention that the descrepencies have occurred with the wrong connections made to Gottlieb and his wife. Several children attributed to him are NOT his children. They are more likely his grandchildren. Feel free to email direct.
Peggy Lyte Tyrrell