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Christian HOLSTAD (1839-1920) of Norway& Karen SEVERSEN (????)
and child:

Bertha (1872-1925),

Bertha immigrated to Suttons Bay Michigan from Surnadal Norway and is my GreatGrandmother.

Benjamin WAITE (circa 1780) of England
and child:

Isaac Waite (1800-????) of Hampshire County Massachusetts
& Rebecca DOVE (????-1849) married in Medina County Ohio (1836)
and child:

John Nelson Waite (1840-1922) of Ohio
& June Lorraine JOHNSON (1846-1906) of Clarendon New York
and child:

Louis Roza Waite (1866-????)
& Clarabel CLINE (1866-????)

Louis is my GreatGrandfather.

The Waite family name is supposedly tied to English Royalty and the Isle of Wight.

Samuel VANPELT (1838-????) a Civil War veteran
& Elizabeth SHANTEAU (circa 1850-????)
and child:

Plympton Buck VanPelt (1868-1957) of Toledo Ohio
& Gertrude Adelia HILLMAN (1875-1952) of Bay City Michigan.

Plympton is my GreatGrandfather.

Was told that one of the four VanPelt brothers (Hollanders), whom all had bounties placed on them, single handedly captured one of the Queens' naval vessels for the Colonies during the Revolutionary War.

Charles L. JOYNT (1843-1922) of Ireland
& Sarah DONOVAN (1840-1898)
and child:

Adelbert Joynt (1868-1938)
& Mary A. HOWELL (1874-1938).

Parents of Mary A. Howell are:
John Howell (circa 1840) of England and a Civil War veteran (5th Michigan)
& Priscilla PARCHER (circa 1840)

Adelbert is my GreatGrandfather.

This is but a beginning. Any assistance in gathering up the many loose ends, filling in the blanks and verifying the stories will be greatly appreciated. Heck, we may even be related!?!?
RIKKERTSEN: Ja, vi elsker dette landet, Norge!
Updated September 5, 2000

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