My interests include finding descendants as well as ancestors. The two surnames I concentrate on are KEIM/KIME/KIMES and HOREIN/HORINE. I've gathered some information on the families of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents that married into the family, including these ancestors: John Musselman BAUGHMAN (1810-1903), Stewart BROWN (1801-1868), Joshua BROWN (1817-1888), John A. FISHLEY (1823-1893), Hiram HILTON (ca 1805-1850/1860), William KELLY (b. 1826), Matilda KINTON (1811-1882), Adam KLINGLER (1795-1876), Daniel LECKRONE (b. 1826), John P. LIMING (1805-1878), Abraham MARTIN (b. 1760), John PROCTOR (1791-1882), Ransom RIGGS (1789-1863), and George WALES (1804-1869).
Peter KIMES was my husband's direct ancestor. Peter migrated from Lancaster to Dauphin County [PA], then to OH (probably Wayne Co) and then to northern Indiana where he settled in Kosciusko County ca 1836. In search of Peter's roots, other of his descendants have shared information on their particular branch of the family. Their data has been added to this site in order to present as complete a history as is known to date.
Additionally, I've compiled lots of information on many of the other KEIM/KIME/KIMES branches originating in Pennsylvania in an effort to find Peter's father. That information is not presented on any pages here.
My branch of the HOREIN family arrived in the USA in 1840, first living in Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties [Ohio]. My direct ancestor, Christian Horein, moved to northern Indiana around 1853 and settled in St. Joseph County.
We have BROWNs on both sides of our family. My BROWNs migrated from PA to OH, then to Indiana by 1830. They settled in Pulaski County.
My husband's BROWNs came from Wayne Co, IN, and settled in Cass Co, MI ca 1855.
Another of our ancestral lines includes the FISCHLE/FISHLEY surname. Ancestor John A. Fishley immigrated in 1851.
In reference to the information found on this site, some of it has been documented, some is based on family hearsay passed down with each generation, and some is conjecture. Please consider this when viewing the databases for names and dates.