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This tree includes ancestry of Lisa Neel Hurley, Matthew Jason Hurley, and Carissa Beth Iles Hurley. My trees contains several thousand names and not all could be included, so I only added the direct ancestors. I may have more information available if you contact me at the listed e-mail.
Please contact me if you believe you have information that will add to my ancestry. I am especially interested in Cressy/Gowman ancestry and Neel/Brock ancestry.
I have more pictures to add when I can scan them and put them on the site, so check back again! (Neel/Cressy ancestry--Beerman, Gowman, Cressy, Twombley, Balme, and more)
Good luck on your own research!

The Neel/Cressy/Hurley/Iles family trees
Updated June 20, 2006

Lisa J Hurley

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Family Photos

  • William Fletcher and Harriet N. Shields Henderson (594 KB)
    probably taken around 1880's
  • George Twombley (169 KB)
    father of Evalena Twombley Beerman
  • Robert Newton Cressy (442 KB)
    my grandfather, Robert "Bob" Cressy, while he was in the service. He served in WWII and retired as a major from the United States Army.
  • George Twombley and wife (230 KB)
    father and mother of Evalena Twombley Beerman
  • Grandpa Shook (214 KB)
    "Grandpa Shook" is the way this photo is labeled. This is Peter Shook, born in 1838 in Germany. The 1910 census reports he was an iron worker and lost one hand. He was the father of Minnie Kathryn Shook, mother of Iva Grace Gowman Cressy, mother of my grandfather Robert Cressy.
  • August Beerman family (818 KB)
    August "Gus" Beerman, born 1856 in Illinois, died 1893 in Missouri. Wife Evalina Twombley Beerman, children in picture are John Scott, Ida Lucile, and Myrtle Beerman. This picture was taken around 1892.
  • John Beerman family around 1917 (440 KB)
    John Scott Beerman, Bessie Luella Henderson Beerman, and Maron Evelyn Beerman (later Neel) around 1917
  • Ada Van Wormer Cressy (332 KB)
    Ada Van Wormer Cressy, taken around 1925. she was born on 4 July 1862 in Chautauqua County, New York and in 1900 was living in Michigan.
  • Albert Balme (374 KB)
    my great-grandfather, Albert Balme. He immigrated to the US from France 26 September 1916 and in Dec 1917 enlisted in the US Army. He went from enlisted to officer in 9 months and was later honorably discharged as a 2nd Lt in Feb of 1919. He had two war service chevrons, a blue and a silver. He also served in the French army before immigrating to the U.S.
  • Arthur Gowman family (114 KB)
    Arthur and Phoebe Gowman and children: I believe Sara Nota is on the far left, then Ethel Fern, then young Roy Folger, then Lester Earl.
  • William Petherick Gowman (231 KB)
    William lived in Detroit for 57 years. He was an iron molder at the Jackson and Round Co. in Detroit for 2 years, then worked at Parke-Davis pharmaceuticals, working his way from laborer to extract maker to pharmacist to foreman. Later he worked for the Hupp Motor Car Co in Detroit. He lived at 4030 Sheridan in Detroit in 1925. He was my gggrandfather.
  • Albert and Nota Balme (601 KB)
    Albert and Nota Balme when they were married (29 July 1916). This is one of my favorite photos.
  • Karen Marie Peterson aka Zine Kjerstine Poulsen (282 KB)
    Zine Kjerstine Poulsen Pederson anglicized her name to Karen Marie Pederson when she immigrated from Denmark to the U.S. due to economic conditions in Denmark. They left the end of February or March of 1871.
  • Jens Pedersen aka John Peterson (277 KB)
    Jens was from the village of Gjelstrup n the Vokslev parrish of Denmark. His father was a farmer. He was christened and married in the church built in 1342 in Vokslev. Jens was off fighting for his country against the invading Prussian-Germans at Dybbol Mill when their daughter, Mary, was born.
  • brothers William Petherick & Arthur Folger Gowman (488 KB)
    These two brothers were quite differnt, it appears! But their marriages to sister brought our family tree quite upright for a time.
  • Charles A. Cressy, c 1900. (330 KB)
    I believe Charles' father is Erastus Hezekiah Cressy, born April 1821 in NY, England, Canada, or Michigan, depending on the census report :)
  • Christian Holey (79 KB)
    father of Phoebe who was Arthur Gowman's wife. Christian was my ggggrandfather. He was born in Germany in 1824 and then immigrated to the US and lived in the Indiana/Michigan area.

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