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I am researching the following surnames: ADAMS, ALLEN, ANWAY (NY>OH>MI), ARNOLD, BACON, BADER, BAILLIS (France), BARENT (NY), BARNES, BARTON, BEAL (VT>NY>Ont>MI), BENNETT, BLACK, BLOEDTGOEDT, BLOODGOOD, BOUL (France), BREWER, BRIDGES (Eng>VT>NY>MI), BROOKS, BROWNE, BURROW, BUSH (Eng.), CLARK (NY,OH,MI), CLOYSE/CLOYES, CONRAD (IL), CROWELL/CROEL, CUVELLIER, DINZLER (Germany), DIXON, FAIRBANK, FEISTHAMMEL, FEUCHTER (France), FIELD (RI>MA>NY>MI), FRANKLIN, FREER, GACHET (France/MA), GOBLE, GOODMAN, HILL/S (VT), HAINS, HANKINSON, HARTSHORN, HAUSSLING (Germany), HEGEMAN, HENRY (France), HERTZEL, HINDS, HOSKINS, JACOB (France), KARP/CARP (France), KLEIN (France), KLOTZER (IL>KS), LAKIN, LEIDENHEIMER (Germany>IL), LEIM (Germany), LEROY, LINCOLN, LOKER, MANSON, MARCHAL (France), MCCONNELL, MILLER, MONK/S, MOORE, NANNY, NASH, NOEL (France), PARKER, PIERCE, PHILLIPS, PORTER, POTIER (France), PRESCOTT, SAINT-EVE, ST. EVE, SALES/SAYLES, SATTLER (Germany), SAVAR (France), RENARD (France), SCHMITT (Germany), SIMMONS, STEINER (France), STRUDE/STRUPE (Prussia), TAYLOR, THIERRY (France), TRAFTON, VIALL, WALKER, WHEELER, WIENANDT (Germany), WILCOTT/WILCUTT, WILSON/WILLSON, WINTHROP, WOOD/S among many others.
John/Jean SAINT-EVE, my great-grandfather on my dad's side, emigrated from Munster, Moselle, France in 1847 to St. Clair Co., IL and began the family to which I belong. He married twice: 1)Teresa KLOTZER/KLOETZER, my great-grandmother, and 2)Mary CONRAD. Mary Conrad was the first cousin of my grandmother, Maria Eva LEIDENHEIMER. John was a farmer.
The KLOTZERs arrived from Germany (Prussia in early 1837)in the persons of Anton, his wife Maria Anna STRUDE, and their oldest son, Clem. They settled in Hecker, Monroe Co., IL where four more children were born, including Maria "Teresa" (see above).
The first LEIDENHEIMER to arrive in this country was my grandmother, Maria Eva LEIDENHEIMER. She came to Chicago from Deidesheim, Bavaria, in 1884, with her brother, Jakob, to visit her sister, Frances EIREINER. While living in Chicago, she went to St. Clair Co., IL to visit her cousin, Mary CONRAD, and ended up marrying Mary's stepson, Edward Anthony SAINTEVE, my grandfather.
On my mother's side, Charles FIELD and his wife, Subrana LINCOLN, were born in MA and their first three children were born there. Their son Alson FIELD was born in Onondaga, Onondaga, New York 1814-1817 and married an English lady named Elizabeth GOODMAN. After Elizabeth died in 1855, Alson moved with four of his children to Heath Twp, Allegan Co, Michigan between 1858-1860. His son, Franklin FIELD, was my great-grandfather. Franklin was born in Onondaga Town, Onondaga County, NY in 1850 and died in 1912 in Mesick, Wexford Co., MI.
Several of my ancestors came to the US very early on: Thomas GOBLE in 1634, John BREWER before 1634, Thomas TRAFTON before 1668, William MOORE before 1651, and William DIXON supposedly before 1605. That one needs a little more research. Samuel WOODS and his wife, Alice RUSHTON were both born in 1636 in Groton, MA. There are many more.
Edward CLARK (parents unknown) was born in New York in 1830. He went west and died in Monterey, Allegan County, Michigan in Oct 1865. He married Orpha Eliza ANWAY, daughter of David and Charlotte (SALES) ANWAY, in 1851 in Wyandot Co., Ohio. She was born in 1832 in Richland, Hancock Co., Ohio and died in Hopkins, Allegan, Michigan. I would like to know if he fought in the Civil War and if maybe that's why he died in 1865.
William NANNY/Nanney/Nanne b abt 1720 came from Wales, probably Dolgellau, to Long Island, New York sometime before 1743 when his oldest child, George, was born in Huntington or Hempstead, NY. The family changed its name to ANWAY sometime in 1810 and moved to Ohio: Delaware, Seneca, Hancock, and/or Richland Counties.
Benjamin McCONNELL was born 1742 in Northern Ireland. He also came to Long Island but he was a Loyalist and removed to Weymou