"Hi, I have a number of Illinois connections, mostly from my mother's mother's side, and they include;
Taylor (Collinsville area)
Fortney (Iuka, Effingham, and Grayville)
Aldridge (Clinton County)
Ainsworth and Hall (also probably…"
"My Taylor's came over from England to the coal mining country of SE Illinois (Collinsville specifically) and over the generations married into the Aldridge, Ainsworth, and Webb families. The apparent originators of the line in the new world are…"
"Hi, my name is Dave and about 5/8 of my family came over from Germany in the middle 1800s, went straight to St. Louis, and stayed there. My family names are: Piening(Pining/Pienieng), Huber, Geisler, Kimmling, Wolfroth, Ratz, Felhauer, Pohl, Meier,…"
Hi, my mother's father's name was Huber, and to my knowledge they came over from Germany (Bavaria?) in the mid-1800s. They appeared to come over straight to St. Louis and never left, being prominent members of the north city community called "Butchertown". My great-great grandfather John Phillip Huber arrived as a child or young man and eventually married a young lady named Magdelena Kimmling. His father is named John according to John Phillip's death certificate, but I have yet to find him in…See More