The John & Linda Dersch Home Page

Updated September 5, 2000


We are researching the following surnames: DERSCH, HUEBNER, LAFOLLETTE, SEEDS, LITTLE, PRATHER, KRUZAN, RADTKE, HOUGHTBY, MATTESON, CAMPBELL, BROWN, PAYNE.

Catherine DERSCH and her son, Conrad, came to the US from Caldern, Hessen, Germany (around Marburg) in June 1866. They settled in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana. Conrad DERSCH married Margaretha Huebner in Perry County in 1871. They all moved to the Brazil, Clay County, Indiana area around 1881.

August HUEBNER came to the US from Prussia in 1852. He married Caroline Roggensuess in 1854 in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana and lived there until they moved to the Brazil, Clay County, Indiana area in 1872.

Solomon LAFOLLET (LAFOLLETTE) married Mary SEEDS in Dearborn County, Indiana in 1848. Mary Ann SEEDS was born in Edwards County, Illinois in 1820. Her father was Moses SEEDS. They later moved to the Vigo County, Indiana area. One son, Simeon LAFOLLETTE, married Martha LITTLE and lived in the Vigo County and Clay County, Indiana areas.

Martha LITTLE was a daughter of Elijah LITTLE and Mary Ann PRATHER of Vigo County, Indiana. Elijah was a son of Jonas LITTLE and Catherine KRUZAN, also of Vigo County, Indiana.

Max RADTKE came to the US from Germany with his father in the 1860's. They settled in Herman, Missouri and later moved to Iowa.

John HOUGHTBY, Sr. and his son, Charles G. HOUGHTBY, came to the US from Lincolnshire, England in 1869. They settled in DeKalb County, Shabbona Twp., Illinois.

Hazel MATTESON was born in Waterman, Illinois.

Rev. Isaac CAMPBELL, born in Scotland about 1717, was the rector of Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland from 1751 to 1784. His wife, Jane (BROWN), was a daughter of Dr. Gustavus BROWN, born 1689 in Scotland. A son, Isaac CAMPBELL Jr., served in the Maryland militia during the revolutionary war. Isaac Jr. had a son, Gustavus CAMPBELL, who married Octavia Turner PAYNE in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1831 and moved to Parke County, Indiana in 1835.


John Earl Dersch
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DeKalb, Illinois 60115
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