My great grandfather was from schleswig. He iimigrated to iowa in 1854.My gretagrandmother was from Riga,latvia and of Russian ethnicity.He was Jahn Jahn, she was Elizabeth Tach.They moved to Breman near st.louis in the 1870's.They went to the Roman Catholic church.
I live in hillsboro,mo. I am 70 and no nothing of their birthplaces, marriage or their families in Europe.Only that they were very Strict and their children married in their faiths and culture.I believe they were marriied in Davenport,Iowa.In my ancestry there are Swede's,Germans and English from Norwich,england.
Jahn Jahn may haven an advocte of the Turners.They refered to themselves as Prussians.
My wife (Ann Ransom) and I (Gerald Baldwin) have been dabbling in researching our roots for several years but since retiring a few years ago, we have gotten a bit more serious about it. This fall, we even took a road trip through the mid-Atlantic region (USA, of course) to see a few places where our ancestors settled, fought and/or died. We're still working on filling in some holes in our USA trees but have started tracking down ancestors from England and Germany and that's getting tougher. Currently I am looking for Baldwins from Hertfordshire in England in the 13th and 14th century.
Are you related to the Baldwins of Milford, CT? I think they came from Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire.
I think the Milford Baldwins are related way back in England prior to the 14th century but my branch comes through the Baldwins in Chester Pennsylvania.
I live in Minot, North Dakota, though we'll be moving to Fargo in July. I was wondering if there were other Dakotans out there and how you dealt with being so geographically isolated for doing genealogy (unless you have a lot of Dakotan ancestors). My ancestors come mostly from Maryland and Connecticut, though my wife's family has come through Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa.
I've taken six Institute courses so far, and am working towards the American Records Certificate. I'm registered to start the Boston University certificate course in January 2016 and have signed up for the waiting list for a ProGen study group. I recently completed a GenProof study group working through Thomas Jones's Mastering Genealogical Proof.
My goal is to become a professional genealogist and I would like to develop special expertise in the Northern Plains, especially North Dakota, South Dakota, and MInnesota.
Gary are you familiar with the surname Zweerink?
No, I can't say I am. Where is it from?
Many, many moons ago (34 yrs.), I began doing genealogy as a high school junior. My history teacher said, "The best way to learn history is to learn your own!" Beginning with about 75 names my research has grown to over 70,000 people, with several historical figures. All of this research has led to finally gaining a Bachelor's degree in History. Now, I'm hoping to teach the subject of History to the next generation, as a secondary teacher.
Where are your Johnsons from?
Actually, there are two Johnson lines in particular. You see, my Grandfather married my Grandmother (her maiden name was Johnson too). On my Direct line, I'm stuck with my 4th GGF James Johnson (1774-1860), never knew his wife or parents (still searching). On my Grandmother's line, I can trace it back to David Johnson (1312-1350) and Emily Cook (1320-1351), they would be the Grandparents of William Johnson, Mayor of Stamford (1360-).
Thanks, I just wondered if they were Canadian and/or Scots by any chance. My Johnson ancestors might be Johnston from Scotland to Canada. I've seen the name as Johnson/Johnston/Johnstone.