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The Family Tree of Tim & Cassie Dowling

Updated August 1, 2009

When I was younger, my dad's brother Bob had drawn up "The Lamoine Dowling - Birdie Ashbaugh Family Tree" and had it hanging in his home. There was a note at the top stating, "Ten generations are covered on this chart, and note that Johann H. and Maria Elizabetha are the great great great great great great great [that's right.... seven greats] grand-parents of the children listed at the bottom of this chart."

Several years ago, I started thinking about how it would be nice for my children to be able to look back at some of their family history someday. As I discussed this with various family members, I discovered that my younger brother Kevin had started this process using Family Tree Maker. So, I began with what he had and added what little extra information that I had. There it sat on the computer for a few months until my daughter Cassandra came home with a second grade class project to do a family tree.

Suddenly, there was a renewed interest in this project and I started searching for more family information. It seems that it is like putting together an endless jigsaw puzzle. You get tired of looking for a certain piece, so you work on another area of the puzzle. Then, out of the blue, many new pieces are connected!

A great great grandfather was the mayor of Dobrny, Bohemia, CZ, but I still don't know his name yet. Then, there was the discovery that First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley is a fourth cousin. On another night, I found a path that led back into the 15th century and was astonished when it kept going back even further into the royalty of Europe. There's been many phone calls to family members, just trying to get the information straight. Sometimes, I spent hours researching a family member, just to find out that their name was only made up because someone didn't remember the correct name. Now, I'm finally beginning to meet many relatives that I never even knew existed.

Timothy Michael Dowling
7621 North 48th Street
Brown Deer, WI 53223-4418
United States

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Family Photos

  • 1110 S. 5th Avenue (47 KB)
    This is a house still standing in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in which many generations of Ashbaughs have lived in over the years.
  • Ashbaugh Printing Company (28 KB)
    A photo of Ashbaugh Printing Company in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Was founded in 1880, by my great great grandfather, Henry Clay Ashbaugh and is now run by his great great grandson's Michael and Robert Ashbaugh.
  • Dowling Children (21 KB)
    A photo of Donn, Nene and Bob Dowling taken in late 1920's.
  • Tim with Bob Ashbaugh and Civil War Sword (26 KB)
    The plaque below the sword says, "This sword was used by Captain John Ashbaugh at the Battle of Shiloh. Under his command was Pvt. Henry Clay Ashbaugh, father of Frederick Newton Ashbaugh, who was the father of John Henry Ashbaugh, Sr., the father of John Henry Ashbaugh, Jr., the father of Michael Ashbaugh, Eau Claire, WI. This sword is given to Michael by his Aunt Florence Ashbaugh Stivers."
  • Donn Dowling Family - 1967 (24 KB)
    Rear l to r: Patty, Angela, Donn holding Bridget, Tim, front l to r: Kathy, Tom, Kevin.
  • Nine Ashbaughs (34 KB)
    Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin are front l-r: John H. Ashbaugh 1897-1960, Henry C. Ashbaugh 1844-1916 Co. H, 45th Regt. Ill. Inf., Emeline E. Ashbaugh 1846-1921, Cassie M. Ashbaugh 1872-1937, Fred N. Ashbaugh 1873-1941, back l-r: Esther M. Ashbaugh 1897-1968, Bird Ashbaugh 1877-1901, Mattie 1884-1898, and Ellen 1895-1899.
  • James and Anna Dowling (45 KB)
    James and Anna (Dever) Dowling buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin.
  • Cassie Ashbaugh (46 KB)
    Cassandra "Cassie" Leigh Dowling by the grave of her great great grandmother Catherine "Cassie" Maria (Horan) Ashbaugh.
  • Charles Finley Snyder Family (71 KB)
    This portrait was taken about 1885 in Minnesota. l-r are Orpha Ophellia (Stearns), Phoebe Ophilia, Arthur Jay, Maggie Etta, George Henry, Charles Peter, Charles Finley and Almeda Amanda Snyder.
  • Frank McDonough Family (29 KB)
    Buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin are Francis McDonough 1846-1904, Jane (Horan) McDonough 1848-1929, Violette McDonough McIver 1882-1947, Mary (McDonough) Culver 1878-1972, Kathryn (McDonough) Wickam 1873-1954 and Irene and Damien. Jane is the sister of John T. Horan, my great grandmother Cass Ashbaugh's father.
  • The Dowling Family - 1999 (24 KB)
    This is a family portrait of Tim, Karen, Cassandra and Justin Dowling taken in the fall of 1999.
  • Charles Finley Snyder Family (70 KB)
    Taken about 1912 or 1913 in Foxhome, Minnesota. l-r, Front: Viola B., Elnora, Maggie, Orpha O., Almeda, Middle: Phoebe O., Charles F., Fremont B., Robert E., Back: George H., Charles Peter, Arthur J. Snyder
  • Edward Lamoine Dowling (39 KB)
    Edward L. Dowling, 1875-1935 is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is my great grandfather.
  • John Joseph Dowling (48 KB)
    This is a portrait of John Joseph Dowling taken in Providence, RI about 1869. JJ is an older brother of my great grandfather Edward.
  • Forest Hill Cemetery (61 KB)
    The tall tombstone, in the middle is marked "Wm. Kershner, born in Dansville, NY, Oct. 22, 1816, died in Eau Claire, Oct 22, 1879", "In Memory of Permealia J. wife of Wm. Kershner. Born Aug 18, 1822 at Cayuga Co., N.Y. Died Jan 20, 1878 at Eau Claire, Wis.", "Milo Barron son of M.B. & Martha E. Wyman, Born: April 12, 18??, Died: July 23, 18??". On the left is buried Jessie (Montgomery) Neher, Mar 30, 1876 - Oct 18, 1947, on the right are: Emogene Montgomery, May 20, 1850 - Jan 27, 1920 and Archibald Montgomery, June 10, 1843 - July 3, 1927. Jessie is my great grandmother married to Edward L. Dowling. Her parents were Archie and Emogene. Parents of Emogene were William and Permealia. Milo was the son of Emogene's sister Martha E. Kershner.
  • Margaret & John Dowling (46 KB)
    This is a photograph of Margaret Ann (Kennedy) and John J. Dowling taken in Spokane, Washington after 1930 at the wedding of their daughter Geraldine to Harold Gleeson.
  • Martha (Rathbone) Southmayd (30 KB)
    The gravesite of Martha (Rathbun/Rathbone) (1797-1877), wife of Samuel Southmayd located in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, WI. Son Alfred R. Southmayd (1820-1888) and his wife Aurelia H. Wightman (1834-1894) are the stones located on the front right.
  • Charlie F. Dowling (55 KB)
    Charles F. Dowling, Seaman, U. S. Navy, May 28, 1889 - Mar 25, 1908, son of Thomas F. and Catherine (Kennedy) Dowling in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Eau Claire, WI across from Frank McDonough.
  • Emogene (Kershner) Montgomery (6 KB)
    This is a tin portrait that is believed to be Emogene (Kershner), wife of Archibald "Archie" Montgomery and daughter of William E. and Permealia (Southmayd) Kershner, taken about 1875.
  • Ida (Saxton) McKinley (31 KB)
    Portrait of First Lady Ida (Saxton) McKinley taken on May 23, 1900.
  • August and Minnie Mussman (50 KB)
    August and Minnie (Lamprecht) Mussman
  • Fredrick Newton Ashbaugh Family (16 KB)
    This is a family portrait taken about 1912. Standing in rear l-r are: Elizabeth "Kitty", John Henry, Birdie Kathryn. Sitting in front l-r are: Fredrick, Florence, Catherine "Cass" Maria (Horan) Ashbaugh.
  • Jessie Montgomery with Dowlings (35 KB)
    This photo was taken about 1946 on the front steps of 414 Seaver St, Eau Claire, WI. The house is now part of a parking lot. Women, l-r: Nene Dowling, Jessie (Montgomery), Birdie (Ashbaugh) Dowling. Men, l-r: Robert, Lamoine and Donald Dowling, Art Nehr. Birdie is leaning on Art's wooden leg.
  • 1110 S. 5th Street (74 KB)
    An earlier photo of the Ashbaugh house in Eau Claire. Notice how this beautiful porch has since been replaced with a wooden porch.
  • Mussman Home in Dysart, Iowa (62 KB)
    l-r August Mussman, Wm. August "Billy" Mussman, Elizabeth Ann "Lizzy" Mussman, Minnie (Lamprecht) Mussman, George Ferdinand Mussman and dog Skip.
  • Dowling Family Get Together - 1956 (26 KB)
    Photo taken at 5759 Baker Street, Tucson, AZ in about 1956 shows Robert Dowling standing, adults l-r Paul and Nene Rocheford, Lamoine and Birdie Dowling, Donald and Angela Dowling, children l-r Mike and Bobby Rocheford, Tim and Patty Dowling.
  • Birdie and Kitty Ashbaugh (47 KB)
    Birdie and Kitty are on the front porch of the house on 5th Avenue in Eau Claire.
  • Five Mussman Brothers (63 KB)
    taken in Dysart, Iowa top row - Charles, Ferdinand "Fred" bottom row - Fritz "Fred", Heinrich Dietrich "Richard/Dick", August Ferdinand All born in Hanover, Prussia, Germany.
  • The Sevcik Family - 1897 (29 KB)
    This portrait was taken about 1897 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Adults l-r: John, Frank and Anna Sevcik, children l-r: John, Mary, Theresa, Anna and Frank.
  • McDonough House (48 KB)
    This the Frank McDonough family house that was located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Burned down in a fire.
  • James & Bridget (Boyle) Dever (25 KB)
    James and Bridget (Boyle) Dever both born in Donegal, Ireland and buried in Sauk City, Wisconsin.
  • Dora (Mussman) & Charles Peter Snyder (13 KB)
    A portrait of my great grandparents taken in the early 1900's.
  • Fred Ashbaugh Family Dinner (34 KB)
    l. to r.: Louis Boyd, Birdie, Florence, May (Meservey), Cass (Horan), Fred, Henry Clay (standing), Emeline (Archer), John Henry, Kitty
  • Anthony Dever (26 KB)
    Anthony Dever on the same tombstone with parents, James & Anna died after an injury in the Civil War at the age of seventeen. He was the youngest of four brothers that were in the war. His sister, Anna (Dever) Dowling was my great great grandmother.
  • The Toppari Family in Finland - 1910 (21 KB)
    The parents of Helvi Toppari Rajala are sitting. Standing in the back l-r are Aliina, Jaska, Aino, Emmi and her two children in front. This photo was probably taken in about 1910 in Finland.
  • Moving in on Seaver Street (31 KB)
    A bunch of neighborhood children and family children in front of the house on Seaver Street in Eau Claire.
  • James and Anna Dowling - abt 1903 (49 KB)
    On the front porch of their home at 332 5th Street, Baraboo, Wisconsin.
  • Frank McDonough - 1888 (42 KB)
    Frank McDonough opened a small manufacturing plant with the intention of building custom made sawmill equipment that was better than anything being built at that time. The mill was built on the banks of the Eau Claire River in a city now nicknamed "Sawdust City" because sawmilling was the main industry in the 1800's when thirteen sawmills were operating in Eau Claire. By the early 1930's the virgin white pine was gone and so were the mills along the banks of the Eau Claire River. But Frank's machinery manufacturing company survived and prospered.
  • Ellen Ashbaugh (18 KB)
    This portrait was taken shortly before her death in 1898.
  • 414 Seaver Street (47 KB)
    The parking lot at the bottom of the picture, to the left of the white house, is where Jessie Montgomery's house in Eau Claire was. There is an earlier photo taken on the front steps of the house.
  • Cass about 1900 (30 KB)
    Catherine "Cass" Maria (Horan) Ashbaugh.
  • Lamoine Dowling Family (38 KB)
    This photo was taken in Minnesota about 1945. L to r: Lamoine, Nene, Bob, Birdie, Donn.
  • Dowling and Neher Family (29 KB)
    L to r are: Lamoine and Donn Dowling, Jessie and Art Neher, Nene and Bob Dowling.

Related Files

  • Henry Clay Ashbaugh (16 KB)
    Excerpts from biographies found in the following books, "History of Eau Claire County", 1914, "History of the Chippewa Valley", 1892, William C. Cutler's, "History of the State of Kansas", 1883 and a log of the 45th Illinois Infantry during his period of enlistment.
  • James & Anna (Dever) Dowling (6 KB)
    Article and obituaries that appeared in the Baraboo newspapers.
  • Charlie F. Dowling (4 KB)
    A newspaper article that was printed on March 26, 1908, after the death of Charlie, while in Mexico with the U.S. Navy.

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