On my mother's side I have her paternal Smith family (Schmidt prior to the American Revolution) back to 1650 in Germany. They came here in the early 1700's.
My maternal grandmother, Bertha Heyne, born 1862, came to the USA from Badenburg (?) Germany in 1866, with her parents John and Henrietta Heyne. I have nothing further on Bertha but would like to know more.
And where did my paternal Grandpa Veach go? Walter J. Veach, born in 1857, was last seen in the 1900 Federal Census in Piedmont, W VA. His father was Joseph Veach of Poughkeepsie, NY. I don't know where he died or was buried.
Walter had a boy and girl by a second marriage and it's almost certain that they were the ones in the 1920 Soundex of Piedmont, W VA: Walter and Elizabeth, living with their mother and grandmother. No sign of Grandpa!!
Walter's first wife, my paternal grandmother, died at age 52 in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1908. She came from Ireland sometime between 1870 and 1875. She was in Poughkeepsie in 1875 and they were married that year. Her name was Adelia B. Timmins, her father was John Timmins and her mother might have been Bridget Dolan. I need to know more about her.
My husband is Winfred C. Herrick, from a very old family in Dutchess County, NY. He has more of his genealogy information than most people can even imagine! He is willing to help people with their seaches.
He was born in the Town of Milan (pronounced MY-lan) and I was born in the Town of Red Hook, where we both grew up. We have a great deal of information about Northern Dutchess County, NY, and have published several resource books which we have copyrighted and they are NOT ON CD. Marriage notices, death notices, the genealogy of the Dutch settlers of Rhinecliff, a diary from a Civil War soldier of the local regiment, and others.
I will be happy to help anyone find Northern Dutchess County, NY, information using our own material at home. We no longer travel.