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Name: dennis sons <sales@tnnursery.net>
Date: 2014-09-24
Where are they from? United States
Do you have a web page? 12845 state route 108
Comments:
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Name: Janice E. Cook <cookjannmb@sc.rr.com>
Date: 2014-09-09
Who are your related ancestors? Carey, Wellman, Jennings,Allen
Where are they from? northeastern PA, Plymouth colony
Comments:
Can go back to John Carey 1610 but can't determine parents.
 

Name: Richard Fox <fox_r@verizon.net>
Date: 2014-08-06
Who are your related ancestors? Fox, Hinsey
Comments:
John Henry Hinsey and Elizabeth Post were my 4th great grandparents also. My mothers maiden name was Hazel Irene Hinsey, and by father obviously was a Fox. Just happened to be surfing the internet and typed in John Henry Hinsey, and New Castle County, Delaware from info in my family tree files that was compiled by two of my aunts about 40 years ago. Very interesting information.
 

Name: Byron David Breininger <vabreininger@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-07-10
Who are your related ancestors? Breininger, Brauninger
Where are they from? Ft. Wayne, IN and Mark Center, OH
Comments:
Family tradition of two brothers immigrating through PA coincides closely with your Breininger info.
 

Name: Richard Hoebbel Sr <rozyl134@aol.com>
Date: 2014-06-28
Who are your related ancestors? Hoebbel, Sine, Reed, Follis Hennen
Where are they from? Il
Comments:
There is a Follis Family Cemetery in Franklin County Illinois. We have a FB page called Follis Family Cemetery. Buried there is my GG Grandfather George Washington Follis and others
 

Name: Kelly Ann Marie Fallis <lonestarlady1170@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-05-28
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Temple, Texas
Comments:
Would like to know about my ancestors.
 

Name: Laurie Springer Miller <millers@fidnet.com>
Date: 2014-05-17
Who are your related ancestors? Springer
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
In your Springer search if you run across John Wesley Springer born in Indiana 1825, I would appreciate any info. His first son was Samuel but his second son was named Isaac Henry Springer. I have land patent maps showing Dennis, Josiah, John S, and William Springer purchasing land 1834-35 all in Shelby county Indiana, which is where my 2X great grandfather, but by the 1840 census they had moved out of Shelby county.
 

Name: Aaron Royer <royertanker@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-05-15
Who are your related ancestors? Royer Rheyer Reyer
Where are they from? Dixon, Illinois - Bohl, Germany
Comments:
I am Aaron Royer, the 10th Generation of Royer from Wilhelm Reyer. From Wilhelm in 1625-1648 to myself the line goes.... Wilhelm Reyer>Hans George Rheyer>Sebastian Mathias Rheyer>Samuel Rheyer>John Royer Sr.>John Royer Jr.>William Royer>Robert Sr. Royer> Robert Jr. Royer> Myself if you have anything to add after Wilhelm please let me know. Or if you are a Royer and you are rich with a bunch of land I could use an acre... royertanker@gmail.com Thank You.
 

Name: Debbie Timmons Camberg <dcamberg@comcast.com>
Date: 2014-05-01
Who are your related ancestors? Timmons
Where are they from? Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, Oregon to name a few
Do you have a web page? www.cambergstudio.com
Comments:
We may have a Timmons Connection. I sent you a Facebook request so that I can add you to the Timmons Family History page. People are posting copies of their sources, wills etc. Family photos, headstones and lineages and more.
 

Name: Shirley Lorrene Birkhime <candykane1936@aol.com>
Date: 2013-11-01
Who are your related ancestors? Kane, Hitechew, Zumbrun(m), Oldham,
Where are they from? Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, PA and all over the US
Comments:
I am concentrating on the Zumbrun family at the moment. Any information will be appreciated and I'll share what I have.
 

Name: onapthanh <123standa@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-09-06
Who are your related ancestors? lioa
Where are they from? ha noi
Do you have a web page? http://onaprsc.com.vn
Comments:
I'm really descended from Phoebe Fallis & John Vaughan and am interested in doing more research on the Vaughans in particular. My husband and I will be traveling to the British Isles this next Fall.I go by my maiden name as I'm proud of my background.My part of the family stayed in the Southwestern Ohio area as 5 generations of my family,going back to my great-great grandparents, are buried in the Centerville,Ohio cemetery
 

Name: onap <tn3412@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-09-06
Who are your related ancestors? onaplioa
Where are they from? ha noi
Do you have a web page? http://onaprsc.com.vn
Comments:
I love this pager so it help me much

 

Name: Joyce Doty <kjd34@cox.net>
Date: 2013-09-05
Who are your related ancestors? Swank, Rasor
Where are they from? Pennsylvania 1763 Peter Swank; George Royer 1776 by marriage
Comments:
Kudos on your website ... the updates are appreciated. Your history has contributed to my own family history of the Swanks, in particular, and the Royers by marriage. Have you found new info for the ancestors of Peter Swank 1763? Are you including any updated info for the Swankites? My direct ancestors are Jacob Swank 1795 (Swankites) and Sarah Rasor 1798. Their daughter Sarah married William Elder Anderson and moved to Clear Creek Twp., Huntington County, Indiana in 1861. Living in the same area were Samuel Rasor and his wife Hannah Royer. George Royer and wife Sarah Schwenk lived with them and Sarah died there.
I am interested in the history of the various religious groups that were significant in these families. Indiana is our home state.
Thanks for all your research and your willingness to share ...
Joyce Doty
Holiday Island, Arkansas

 

Name: Dorothy Fouts <howiedodi@fewpb.net>
Date: 2013-09-02
Who are your related ancestors? Craft, Allen, Romine, Lowman
Where are they from? Wabash and Miami Co. IN
Comments:
I am looking for 4th great grandparents from Sugar Creek, Greene, OH. In checking out your website in my search, I found some coincidental things. The next generation of my family moved to Wabash Co. IN with possible time in Grant Co, IN. I grew up in Miami Co. and know a few Kingerys. I'm looking for William (8 Feb 1776-1845) & Mary Allen Craft(1780-1830). One son known is Allen (8 Feb 1812-10 Jan 1881)
 

Name: Norman Kelker <kelker01@verizon.net>
Date: 2013-07-24
Who are your related ancestors? Kelker, Taylor
Where are they from? Switzerland; Dauphin County, PA; Ohio
Comments:
Mr. Follis,

I read with great pleasure your post "Kelker Families Switzerland to Pennsylvania....." I see that you are a descendant from the Rudolph branch of the Kelker family. I am from the Anthony branch.

I am trying to put together a brief history of the Kelker family, trying to present the Hess/Rudolph Kelker family record in a more readable and interesting form and adding interesting history from other sources. I am emphasizing that part of the family represented by Anthony to my grandfather Challen Marius Cook Kelker and to Challen's brother Henry Creath Kelker. I found your "Kelker Families....." piece very interesting and helpful, and I greatly appreciate your research efforts.

Please contact me. I have several questions that I am sure that you could help me with. I am out of the country until August 10, but you can reach me by e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you, and happy gardening.

All the best and many thanks,

Norman Kelker
343 East 30th Street, Apt. 2J
New York, NY 10016
212 725-8202 home
917 757-9836 cell

 

Name: Shirley (Kane) Birkhimer <candykane1936@aol.com>
Date: 2013-07-01
Who are your related ancestors? Kane, Hiteshew (various spellings), Zumbrum(n)
Where are they from? Germany, Ireland
Do you have a web page? ?
Comments:
I am researching the families indicated above.
 

Name: Vanessa Norfleet <VSNorfleet@aol.com>
Date: 2013-04-29
Who are your related ancestors? Contacting you regarding Zeigler/Ziegler
Where are they from? Germany, Switzerland, South Carolina, Elmore (now Montgomery), Alabama
Do you have a web page? none
Comments:
Hello, Mr. Follis,

I'd like to communicate with you regarding the Zeigler's of our family vs. your family and the relationship to the Wright Brothers.

I am unable to email you from this page. It's my computer, not yours.

Could you email me at VSNorfleet@aol.com so that I may receive your email address and correspond with you?

Sincerely,

Vanessa Norfleet

 

Name: kerry zumbrun <kerryzumbrun@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-02-16
Where are they from? union city oh
Comments:
Zumbrun corner was named after Great Grandpaw John Zumbrun live 1 mile from it
 

Name: Glenna McKay Maddux <GMaddux523@AOL.com>
Date: 2013-02-12
Who are your related ancestors? Essig
Where are they from? Princeton Missouri
Comments:
I am a descendent of John Arley Essig. Born in Stark, Ohio in 1826 and died at Princeton. Missouri. Am interested in the 1884 picture. Are there any names available in that picture. Especially interested in the white bearded men. Also heard that a family tree poster can be purchased. Do you have information about that.

Thank you

Glenna MaKay Maddux

 

Name: Donna Gledhill <gledco@wildblue.net>
Date: 2013-01-21
Who are your related ancestors? Mcclure,Drake,Bodle,Breese,Wilson,Goulding,Wilde,Savage
Comments:
I have been working on our ancestry for a very long time, trying to connect the dots if you will, it is for me a labor of love, and a love of finding the history and stories behind the name. When I found the sight, at first I was glad to of found a source to work from or within with respect to information being gathered. For my experience , I do understand the rights of descendency with respect for one to be able to use amorial c.o.a and crests as their own. Where there is absolute documentation, c.o.a, crests,much like the medals you mentioned, become the markers in time for some of us. Thank-you for your honesty.
 

Name: mike lennis <melennis@iupui.edu>
Date: 2013-01-03
Who are your related ancestors? lennis, anderson, hoddy, deaver, freel, foland, shell, bell, fisher, mckay, pryor, park
Where are they from? hamilton, madison, and miami county, Indiana
Comments:
Very interesting and I will come back again when I have more time.
 

Name: Arlene E Melanson <are-tony@live.com>
Date: 2012-11-15
Who are your related ancestors? follis
Where are they from? owen sound Ont. Canada
Do you have a web page? ontario Follis
Comments:
My grandmother was Evelyn Follis born in Owen Sound Ont. Aug. 8th 1905 her mother was Margret and John Percival Follis. My Great Great grandparents were George and Francis follis from Antrim County Ireland.George left Ireland with Francis in the 1850's landing in Newyork living on Long Island and later heading to Toronto area, and then moving to Bruce area of Ontario, he ran a hotel, postoffice and a dairy farm. He lived there till he died in 1911. There are still Follis families living in the Owen Sound area to this day I have recently moveed to Texas from ont. my Grandmother had 5 siblings, I myself other than my mother and my grandmother have never met any of the Follis family living in Ont, my grandmother family are buried in the GreenWood cematary in Owen SOund. My family reasearch through the years brought me to their graves.
 

Name: alex <estateguide24@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-09-29
Who are your related ancestors? keith
Where are they from? germany
Do you have a web page? http://www.dr-luxuryrealestate.com/
Comments:
This is a great post, I really enjoyed reading this content, I am looking forward to reading more.
 

Name: Joan <joanrob@earthlink.net>
Date: 2012-08-28
Who are your related ancestors? Ziegler Family from Bucks County
Where are they from? German
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of Susan Ziegler dau of Phillip who is the son of Peter (immigrant) Peter's son, Phillip, is a Patriot of the American Revolution. Susan is the spouse of John Buck. I have the ships list for Peter Zeiler. I also have the abstract of his will. I have the baptism record for John b. 1777, Phillip 1784, Magdalena 1802, Anna Margaret 1778, Peter 1781. John Jacob 1782. You probably have all of this.

Do you have any pictures of the original homesteads? I have been successful finding homesteads in the Tincicum, Nockamixon areas but have no information on the Zeiler homestead. Any information you would like to exchange will be helpful.

So is there a family crest? :)

 

Name: Roger Berry <roger.berry@nwsc.k12.in.us>
Date: 2012-08-27
Comments:
Thanks for putting together the genealogy project for the Zeigler family that I saw yesterday. I did notice that you left our family off of the chart. My father William Berry is the son of Berenice Zeigler. His step father was Clarence Zeigler. My father's dad died when he was just a small child. If you need more information, please let me know.
 

Name: Kenneth Allen Follis <kenfollis@juno.com or follis@facebook.com>
Date: 2012-08-07
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Do you have a web page? follis@facebook.com
Comments:
Thanks, Stan! I appreciate the information here. When is your book going to be published?
 

Name: Weldon Follis <wfollis@msn.com>
Date: 2012-06-20
Where are they from? Tennessee
Comments:
It is believed that my grandfather's mother was Clarence Darrow's sister.
 

Name: Marsha Myers <marshahmyers@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-18
Who are your related ancestors? Hand, Zigler, Cole, Vanderbilt, Armstrong
Where are they from? England, Germany, France
Do you have a web page? N/A
Comments:
I am looking for information about William Hand of Sugar Creek Twp who died abt. 1838. His wife Phebe Jennings Hand came to Eel River Twp, Allen Co, IN following his death. I am also looking for information on Rebecca A Zigler (Ziegler) b. 15 Jan 1819 PA and died in 1861 in Allen Co, IN. She married William Edward Beaty.
 

Name: Cary Yates <cary_yates@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-11
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis,Harper
Where are they from? Virginia,Greene County
Comments:
Need to know more Joseph Harper and Polly Follis married Apr.11,1825 in Greene County Ohio.
 

Name: Mary C. Prough <mary@prough.us>
Date: 2012-06-06
Who are your related ancestors? Strittmatter, Prough
Where are they from? Missouri
Comments:
I'm married to William T. Prough, son of Johnny Prough (5/23/1910 in Collins, St. Clair County, MO and Ella Grace Gibson.

Descendents: Otis Clay Prough, b. 4/9/1877 and Sophia Helen Askew;
Peter A Prough, b. 1/12/1837 and Sarah. John Prough, b. 1807.

I believe we are from the same family?

 

Name: Lynn Vaughan <Lynn@Lynnspetsitting.com>
Date: 2012-05-23
Who are your related ancestors? Vaughan, Morefield, Belt, Sackett & Fallis
Where are they from? Dayton,Ohio,
Do you have a web page? www.Lynnspetsitting.com
Comments:
This is a really amazing website! I'm descended from Phoebe Fallis & John Vaughan and am interested in doing more research on the Vaughans in particular. My husband and I will be traveling to the British Isles this next Fall.I go by my maiden name as I'm proud of my background.My part of the family stayed in the Southwestern Ohio area as 5 generations of my family,going back to my great-great grandparents, are buried in the Centerville,Ohio cemetery. I have misplaced Hannah Dowling's sketch of the Vaughan genealogy but hopefully my brother Hank still has it. Thanks for all of your hard work, Stanley. I hope to visit Tretower, Wales, the Vaughan home town when I'm in Wales.

 

Name: emmanuel abraham <brotheremmanuel@rediff.com>
Date: 2012-05-12
Who are your related ancestors? daniel
Where are they from? India
Do you have a web page? 50/14,a-1,4thst,ss colonoy
Comments:
Dear Ceo

We are in the first bertheren,with a box of clothes and a cot we came into this,mount which is 7500 feets above mean sea level.

we preached in street corners,and sold john gospel.Slowly we visited houses and baptized some dalits hindu beleivers.now often we worship the lord and break bread.

actually we came from tirunelveli ,now in rented house we stay and worship.in radio german michael is my friend.

we are vbs from may 14 th...

kindly pray for us,want books cd's and others

WE WANT christian love,whether you communicate....

bro emmanuel abraham
50.14,a-1,st
ss colonoy
kodaikanal 624101
tamilnadu india


ques;Why many woman are goinG for often abortion,and why homosexuals are be labelled,legaL?

 

Name: emmanuel abraham <brotheremmanuel@rediff.com>
Date: 2012-05-12
Who are your related ancestors? daniel
Where are they from? India
Do you have a web page? 50/14,a-1,4thst,ss colonoy
Comments:
Dear Ceo

We are in the first bertheren,with a box of clothes and a cot we came into this,mount which is 7500 feets above mean sea level.

we preached in street corners,and sold john gospel.Slowly we visited houses and baptized some dalits hindu beleivers.now often we worship the lord and break bread.

actually we came from tirunelveli ,now in rented house we stay and worship.in radio german michael is my friend.

we are vbs from may 14 th...

kindly pray for us,want books cd's and others

WE WANT christian love,whether you communicate....

bro emmanuel abraham
50.14,a-1,st
ss colonoy
kodaikanal 624101
tamilnadu india


ques;Why many woman are goinG for often abortion,and why homosexuals are be labelled,legaL?

 

Name: Norma Housman Holland <Genealogy79@RoadRunner.Com>
Date: 2012-04-25
Who are your related ancestors? Essick, DeWees, Bryan, Housman,Schnerr,Hollinger
Where are they from? Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, France all came to Pennsylvania.
Do you have a web page? HOUSMAN Web Site-My Heratage
Comments:
George Essick Md to Catherine Lichenwalter His mother Julia Ann Schnerr is my very great aunt and her father Casper Schnerr is my very great grandfather.. I came across some DAR records since I have many military ansestors including Casper who was in the French and Indian war along with enlisting later in the Rev, War.My grandfathers and uncles are a bunch od fighters. Some were in the war of 1812 who fought over in Canada against the British and got killed there. Just some years ago they transferred the american soldiers bodys that were buried just across the boarder from NiAGARA fALLS AND took them to Bath NY to the US Nath. Cemetary. My sister and I were invited to be part of the activites, which was an honor to say the least. I just live 15 miles North East of Niagara Falls, in Ransomville near Lake Ont.This area is a fruit belt and farms.
 

Name: Kimberly (Mills) Estrada <WildGypsySOUL@live.com>
Date: 2012-04-14
Who are your related ancestors? Tielking,Uhlig,Weidner,Seitz,Blakely,Knox,Richardson,Christian,Smith,Mills,Collins,Dlugoes,Peacock,Estrada,De La Cruz+More
Where are they from? Germany(Prussia),Ohio,Kentucky,Georgia,Kansas,Poland,Philipines,Mass.Arizona
Do you have a web page? www.MyHeritage.com/KimberlyMillsEstrada
Comments:
I believe Your site would be even better when you have more supporters for now I am not able to Pay due to Ancestry.com.
I Can Volunteer in some way for you and I have many hours at home doing nothing most days so I am flexable.
I hope you can keep this site going cause Ohio is my hometown I do also have documents ,records I would love to donate so if you want let me know! God Bless You and Yours.
Sincerly,Kimberly Estrada

 

Name: Virginia (Eikenberry) See <ginnyindiana@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-04-13
Who are your related ancestors? Eikenberry;Groff;Landiss;Morningstar;Dornin;
Comments:
Busy working on other families right now; but very interested in looking at your history. Thank you!
 

Name: David Mosier Miller <mosier4640@msn.com>
Date: 2012-04-09
Who are your related ancestors? Mosier, Reichel, Saeger, Lichtenwalter
Where are they from? Lehigh Co., PA > Crawford Co., PA & Stark Co., OH - Germany
Do you have a web page? http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=mosier4640
Comments:
I am attempting to ascertain the parents of George W. Essig (b. 1850, in OH; d. 1914, in Crawford Co., PA). He married Lavina Reichel (a member of my Crawford Co., PA family).
My theory is that he was the son of George Essig (1822-1902) and Maria Brouse (1831-1853). I have a strong suspicion that George W. was born out of wedlock, however, since Maria Brouse married 2 years later to George White and had a son, Amos J. White, in 1853.
Amos J. White's death certificate confirms that his parents were George White and Maria Brouse and George W. Essig's obituary notice states that he had a half-brother, Amos J. White.

 

Name: Paul Moore <pdmoore52@aol.com>
Date: 2012-03-17
Who are your related ancestors? Moore, Bertch
Where are they from? United States
Comments:
Mocavo search engine found a reference on the Follis Families to Daisy Ziegler, a second cousin 2x removed who was married to William H Bertch, a veteran of the Spanish American War. In attempting to follow the reference, I am unable to locate the reference. Can you help me find it on your site? William H Bertch is my great grandfather. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
 

Name: Bill Eikenbary <beikenbary@windjammercable.net>
Date: 2012-03-14
Who are your related ancestors? Eikenbary/Eikenberry/Landis/Albaugh/Honeyman/Welch/Landis
Where are they from? Kansas German origin
Comments:
My branch of the family continued to move west until 1900. They went from Pa to va. on to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, back to Iowa, Missouri and finally to Oklahoma. I have always thought they moved so much that they never had much and became the poor part of the family.
 

Name: Richard Turner <Rturner103@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-03-11
Who are your related ancestors? Include Essig and Schnerr, and many more families from that were their contemporaries i around PA
Where are they from? Many from Germany
Comments:
Re one of the requests on your website, I have fresh pictures of Kasper Schnerr's grave at Bender's Cemetery (from this past Wednesday) and also noted in materials they have there that he was a founding member of the church. I have asked them to send me a copy of their materials, and also noted for them that they have his grave listed in the index as unknown probably because it is getting more difficult to read however there is no doubt.
 

Name: Gregory Kirk Davis <akdavisorg@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-26
Who are your related ancestors? Davis
Where are they from? Wales, England, Ireland, South Africa, USA
Comments:
I am connect via my 2ND Great Grandfather Darius Davis (m) Married Mary Landis June 20 Th 1839 Preble Ohio, ...on My mother side who is a Talbot is of royal bloodline in England Wales and Ireland....Archbishop of Dublin Richard Talbot. Who's Brother was Sir John Talbot 1st Earl of Shrewbury and who also was general Talbot of the 100 year war. Archbishop was the consulate to Charles II king of England.
 

Name: kevin reynolds <kevinreynolds0212@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-02-02
Who are your related ancestors? Reynolds- Webb- Martin- Fallis -Kingery
Where are they from? United States- IN-OH-VA
Comments:
Austin Web b 1786VA - 1859 Greene Co Oh is my third great grandfather in my Webb line. I have downloaded pics of his and Elizabeth's stone. One day I hope to go see this for myself. Thank you Stan for posting this page and pics.
 

Name: Ashley Schouweiler <adschouweiler@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-20
Who are your related ancestors? Pearson, Thomas, Folmer, Zeigler
Where are they from? Houston TX
Comments:
I recently inherited some family tree work that my great grandmother was working on back around 1960-80 maybe and found out that our first generation came over on the Anne Galley and their names were Jacob Zeigler which married a Miss Buckwalter. I have the first 4 generations from them.
 

Name: Richard L. Swank <RLSwank83@aol.com>
Date: 2011-09-17
Where are they from? Trotwood, OH, Montgomery Co.
Comments:
For some years now I have been looking for more information re: one of my geat grandfathers, Peter Swank and his wife, Hannah. I do believe I have signed in here previously. Did you get the info that when they moved from PA, before coming to OH, they lived for a time in KY? Did you know that when they homesteaded in Montgomery Co, the first winter they lived in a 3 sided log house? There was not time to do the chimney because the mortar between logs would freeze and be unsafe. They kept "warm" by building a big fire pit, could watch the wild animals at night and the birds were so many when they landed in the trees at night the limbs would break. I'm trying to get my nephew's son, in Paris, France, to do a drawing depicting that scene so I can put it in the book I'm writing, "The Postmaaster and His Bride." My father was postmaster in Trotwood for 27 years. My Swank line - Peter, Eli, David, Harvey, Raymond, Richard (brothers - Millard & Cecil - sister Marcille. I have 2 sons - Stanford & Sheldon, 2 daughters - Sylvia & Sharon, 13 grandchidren, 4 great grandchildren. I celebrated my 90th birthday June 4, 2011.
 

Name: Richard L. Swank <RLSwank83@aol.com>
Date: 2011-09-17
Where are they from? Trotwood, OH, Montgomery Co.
Comments:
For some years now I have been looking for more information re: one of my geat grandfathers, Peter Swank and his wife, Hannah. I do believe I have signed in here previously. Did you get the info that when they moved from PA, before coming to OH, they lived for a time in KY? Did you know that when they homesteaded in Montgomery Co, the first winter they lived in a 3 sided log house? There was not time to do the chimney because the mortar between logs would freeze and be unsafe. They kept "warm" by building a big fire pit, could watch the wild animals at night and the birds were so many when they landed in the trees at night the limbs would break. I'm trying to get my nephew's son, in Paris, France, to do a drawing depicting that scene so I can put it in the book I'm writing, "The Postmaaster and His Bride." My father was postmaster in Trotwood for 27 years. My Swank line - Peter, Eli, David, Harvey, Raymond, Richard (brothers - Millard & Cecil - sister Marcille. I have 2 sons - Stanford & Sheldon, 2 daughters - Sylvia & Sharon, 13 grandchidren, 4 great grandchildren. I celebrated my 90th birthday June 4, 2011.
 

Name: Linda J. (Allen) Lozano <lindalozano73@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-17
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Wells County (Uniondale,Markle) Huntington County
Comments:
I have come to the Follis Families Page on Fb a couple of times to see if maybe I could possibly have other relitives in this area. My Great-Grandfather was Virgil Claude Follis. His wife was Velma Hazel (Miles)Follis. They had 3 boys. My Grandfather-Alvin Gerald Follis (wife-Lola Elizabeth (Brown) Follis. Eldon Follis (wife-Wilma Follis), Ora Follis (wife-Florence Follis) & 1 daughter, AnnaLouise (Follis) Platt (Husband-Wayne Platt. My mother, Bonnie Lou( Follis)Allen & Carol Ann (Follis) Beal (Husband-John Beal) were my grandparents only children. I remember visiting in Huntington & Markle when I was younger with my Grandparents all the time. I saw my Uncle Ora's name on the list for those that served in military. It said 2nd cousin once removed. What does this mean? Would love to hear more about my ancestors. Enjoy going thru the posts & comments.
 

Name: kurtiss follis blount <kurtissblount@ymail.com>
Date: 2011-08-05
Who are your related ancestors? Joseph Follis
Where are they from? wooster ,Ohio
Comments:
My grandmother was a follis she was born in wooster ohio.Her father was joseph follis which was charles follis brother.They named the new wooster football stadium after the late great charles follis (black cyclopes) they called him during his football career.
 

Name: Bruce Horner <bruho401@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-07-18
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis-Horner
Where are they from? Eastern Shore of MD/VA origin: Shenandoah, VA
Comments:
Benjamin Horner was not a New Jersey Horner. I have family history back to the Shenandoah Valley with Benjamin marrying Elizabeth Fallis. Benjamin had an uncle or maybe his father (John Horner who lived and died in Culpepper, VA. His grandfather Moses lived and died in VA. and his greatgrandfather Benjamin was born in VA in 1695 and died in Md in 1751. I also have info on the Springer Family back to 1000AD. Pls email me for further info and contact info. Tks Bruce
 

Name: Alpha Etier Yocham <alpha52@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2011-05-30
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis/Follis, Welch, Helton, Sutton, Etier, Hodge, Kirk,
Comments:
Stan, Love your site and thank you for all the extensive research you have done...I so enjoy reading your site....
 

Name: Bill Bush <bill.pance@verizon.net>
Date: 2011-05-29
Who are your related ancestors? BUSH, FAIRBANKS, TUPPER
Where are they from? New England, Western New York
Comments:
I was very involved in genealogy about 15 years ago and communicated with a woman named Barbara THURSTON Petty and lost track of her - does anyone know her and how I can get back in touch with her??
 

Name: Alison Phillips <alison.phillips@oracle.com>
Date: 2011-05-01
Who are your related ancestors? Hoover, Wirt, Landis, Graff, Hixon, Philson
Where are they from? France, Germany and Switzerland
Comments:
Thanks for the great web site and info. Henry Landis was my 5th Great Grandfather. My Grandmother had been to this house in the 1950s, and I have a photograph of it taken in the 1930s. So glad to see it on line today! Lot's of great info and links to keep me busy for a while! Thank you! Alison
 

Name: Jill Boccia <jillybgood@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-04-10
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Isaac Fallis & Mercy Vaughn
Comments:
Hi Stan, I was facinated by your web page and very much enjoyed the pictures of the family cemetary. My mother, Elaine Fallis Simons, was a 6th generation descendant of Isaac and Mercy from their son William> Lewis Fallis>John Willis Fallis> Jacob Reese Fallis>Jacob Alonzo Fallis,(my grandfather)I should very much like to download the cemetary shots for our family reunion in the summer. Thanks for all your work! Jill Boccia
 

Name: Kristi DeCluitt <kdd@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2011-04-02
Who are your related ancestors? Harryman, Essig, Schneer, Schollenberger
Where are they from? Germany and England
Do you have a web page? www.decluitt.com
Comments:
Excellent research and site. You've really helped with my Essig line.
 

Name: Colby Kingery <Kingeryhistorian@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-20
Who are your related ancestors? Kingery
Where are they from? St. Louis, Mo
Comments:
Stan, you may want to get an updated GEDCOM file as I have linked more Kingery lines since we last communicated some years ago. I will be moving to St. Louis next month and visiting there the end of this month. Looking fwd to hearing from you. C
 

Name: Jan M <jamoyer@hughes.net>
Date: 2011-03-13
Who are your related ancestors? Raiguel researcher
Where are they from? Pennsylvania
Do you have a web page? none
Comments:
I have Abraham Raiguel and Elizabeth A'Dubelle as a later generation from information and pedigree chart from a family researcher. Abraham Sr. B. July 27, 1766. D. June 15, 1840. Elizabeth A'Dubelle June 25, 1770-Nov. 12, 1852. Earlier lineage Jean Henri Raiguel>Abraham and Anna>Jonas and Suzanne...?
 

Name: Robert P Breininger <mjoyce3@verizon.net>
Date: 2011-02-26
Who are your related ancestors? Brreuninger, Breininger
Where are they from? Berks & Schuylkill Cty, Pa. ==Germany
Do you have a web page? http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4531657/family
Comments:
Enjoyed your site, I also found a connection to Johann Gettlieb Breininger, I Believe Frantz is one of his sons, who fought in the Revolutionary war. Frantz is buried at the RED Church cemetery, Orwigsburg Pa. There is also a Memorial at the cemetery with his name and names of all the locals who fought in the war. Were you ever able to determine the names of the children for Johann and Elizabeth. Thanks for put this information out on the web.
 

Name: Robert P Breininger <mjoyce3@verizon.net>
Date: 2011-02-26
Who are your related ancestors? Brreuninger, Breininger
Where are they from? Berks & Schuylkill Cty, Pa. ==Germany
Do you have a web page? http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4531657/family
Comments:
Enjoyed your site, I also found a connection to Johann Gettlieb Breininger, I Believe Frantz is one of his sons, who fought in the Revolutionary war. Frantz is buried at the RED Church cemetery, Orwigsburg Pa. There is also a Memorial at the cemetery with his name and names of all the locals who fought in the war. Were you ever able to determine the names of the children for Johann and Elizabeth. Thanks for put this information out on the web.
 

Name: Ellen Amstutz <eamstutz@aol,com>
Date: 2011-02-21
Who are your related ancestors? Wiechel, (Wichel in Germany) Molter, Klenk, Graul, etc,
Where are they from? Danbury Township, Ottawa Co., Sandusky, Erie Co., OH. All German origin
Comments:
Your page on plantings in cemeteries with photos to prove a point was just what I needed to answer a question from my sister-in-law about what to plant. Thank you VERY much for a well done page. Google found you!

Ellen

 

Name: Tracey George <tlgmom1122@aol.com>
Date: 2011-02-20
Who are your related ancestors? Stepler, Kriechbaum, Evans, Alter, Landes
Where are they from? Stepler - Chambersburg, PA earlier Germany and Switzerland
Comments:
If my calculations are correct, Margaret Landis is my 5th great grandmother, leaving Heinrich Landes my 6 great grandfather. I have been researching for only a few days and am quite thrilled with what I have found so far, including your wondeful website! Thank you!
 

Name: Tracey George <tlgmom1122@aol.com>
Date: 2011-02-20
Who are your related ancestors? Stepler, Kriechbaum, Evans, Alter, Landes
Where are they from? currently Delaware, Stepler - Chambersburg, PA
Comments:
If my calculations are correct, Margaret Landis is my 5th great grandmother, leaving Heinrich Landes my 6 great grandfather. I have been researching for only a few days and am quite thrilled with what I have found so far, including your wondeful website! Thank you!
 

Name: Donald Knaub <dknaub61@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-20
Who are your related ancestors? Keeney
Where are they from? Loganville PA
Comments:
Trying to trace the background of my mother's family in the Codorus church
 

Name: lou barnhart <batbarn5@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2011-02-14
Who are your related ancestors? flournoy, martain
Where are they from? virginia kentucky texas
Comments:
Do you know who Susannah martaine fallis's parents were or where she was born? My flournoy's lived close to them in mercer county kentucky and my great great great grandmother was named nancy ann martain flournoy rogers and
I wondered if she and susannah who was married to Issac Fallis were kin?
Later Jessee Simmons Fallis married two times to Flournoy girls. I am anxious to find the Martain family lines.

 

Name: devon <jllcarboy@aol.com>
Date: 2011-01-20
Who are your related ancestors? leitman, bernstein, klig
Where are they from? germany, russia, ukraine, england, ireland
Comments:
The House of Names site actually isn't wrong. The knight and flourishes at the top are just the decoration. The actual coat of arms is the inside with the design.
 

Name: Deborah Bright Pierce <piercedm@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-12-25
Who are your related ancestors? Bright, Heckman
Where are they from? Bucks Co., Norristown, Montgomery Co., Shoemakersville, Reading Pennsylvania
Comments:
I love the Heckman Family site and hoping very much to see the parts under construction.
 

Name: Deborah Bright Pierce <piercedm@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-12-25
Who are your related ancestors? Bright, Heckman
Where are they from? Bucks Co., Norristown, Montgomery Co., Shoemakersville, Reading Pennsylvania
Comments:
I love the Heckman Family site and hoping very much to see the parts under construction.
 

Name: Robert TS Follis <rskfolis@telus.net>
Date: 2010-12-10
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Fermnah Ireland
Comments:
My family first settled in Cavan, Ontario and Bruce Ontario Canada in 1820 They were James, Thomas, William, Follis.
My grampa Thomas Follis also lived in Pilot Mound Manitobia, Canada and Medicine Hat Alberta.

 

Name: Colby Kingery <kingeryhistorian@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-04
Who are your related ancestors? Güengerich / Kingery + 22 other spellings
Where are they from? PA Germany / Swiss
Comments:
I have positively connected the Jacob Kingery and Frankie to our line...which would include Webb, Lybrook, Eikenberry, Onion, Miller, and others. I have also found the grandfather of Michel Güengerich of 1615.
 

Name: Stan <sfollis249@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-04
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? US
Comments:
Is this working ok?
 

Name: Stan Follis <stan468@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-10-09
Who are your related ancestors? Landis
Where are they from? Switzerland
Do you have a web page? This site
Comments:
In response to Karin Culter <culter4@ms.com>, your email bounced back so I could not respond. I don't find any Cooper or Hoppocks connections with my Landis families.
 

Name: Karin Culter <culter4@ms.com>
Date: 2010-10-07
Who are your related ancestors? Hoppock Cooper Snyder Rhoads Rohrbach
Where are they from? Amwell, NJ, Northumberland, PA
Comments:
The Landis home is beautiful...loved the pictures of it! I am researching my Hoppock/Cooper family from Amwell. Gabriel Cooper m. Elizabeth Hoppock and had a son named John Landis Cooper. I was wondering if possibly Gabriel or Elizabeth descend from a Landis. Have you seen any connections of the Landis family with the Coopers and Hoppocks?
Karin

 

Name: Betty Ruth Kelker-Eakin <breakinbr@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2010-10-03
Who are your related ancestors? Kelker
Comments:
Have many pages of ancestry from back to the 1700's. Will scan and send to you when I get to work.
 

Name: Betty Ruth Kelker-Eakin <breakinbr@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2010-10-03
Comments:
Tried to e-mail, but my home address would not let me e-mail to your address.

I have Microsoft e-mail at work and will scan info and e-mail to you. I'm so excited to see this.

 

Name: Sharon Kingrey <kingreysark@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-03
Who are your related ancestors? Kingrey, Fisher, Craver,
Where are they from? Montgomery Co Ohio
Comments:
Homer (fa Isaac)

Isaac (fa Joseph)

Would love to get past those and more
info on children

 

Name: Jerry Olinger <jerryolinger@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-14
Who are your related ancestors? OHLINGER/OLLINGER/OLINGER/KINGERY/GOOD/TUGGLE/MAUKMORE/MACHIMER/SOHNS/CHAPMAN/SASSER/TUGGLE/DAVIDSON/PACK/BRION/LOUTHIAN/HAY/KAE
Where are they from? Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky
Comments:
I find your web page most interesting and helpful. I am working on a widow lady named ELIZABETH, who married JACOB GOOD in 1782 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. She was listed as being the widow of PETER KINGERY. I know that JACOB GOOD was listed as the step-father of three girls who were married in 1789, 1793 and in 1800. All three of these girls were listed as having the last name OLINGER. I truly feel that they were OLINGERs and that their mother was the widow of PETER OLINGER of Pennsylvania. I know that one of these OLINGER girls was born in Pennsylvania and another one was born in Maryland. The other one was probably also born in either PA or MD. Hopefully I will eventually figure all of this great puzzle out.
 

Name: Jerry Olinger <jerryolinger@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-14
Who are your related ancestors? OHLINGER/OLLINGER/OLINGER/KINGERY/GOOD/TUGGLE/MAUKMORE/MACHIMER/SOHNS/CHAPMAN/SASSER/TUGGLE/DAVIDSON/PACK/BRION/LOUTHIAN/HAY/KAE
Where are they from? Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky
Comments:
I find your web page most interesting and helpful. I am working on a widow lady named ELIZABETH, who married JACOB GOOD in 1782 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. She was listed as being the widow of PETER KINGERY. I know that JACOB GOOD was listed as the step-father of three girls who were married in 1789, 1793 and in 1800. All three of these girls were listed as having the last name OLINGER. I truly feel that they were OLINGERs and that their mother was the widow of PETER OLINGER of Pennsylvania. I know that one of these OLINGER girls was born in Pennsylvania and another one was born in Maryland. The other one was probably also born in either PA or MD. Hopefully I will eventually figure all of this great puzzle out.
 

Name: Mary Kathryn Humphrey(Zumbrun) <Kentcabin@aol.com>
Date: 2010-09-06
Who are your related ancestors? Matheny, Bishop, Humphrey
Where are they from? Taneytown, Maryland, Manchester and Hampstead Md.
Do you have a web page? none
Comments:
Had no idea that so many relatives live in the Indiana and Ohio area. I am the grandaughter of Orrell Sylvester Tilden and Mary Kathryn (Sprinkle) Zumbrun. I am sure in your history research you have spoken with my brother, Francis (Champ) Zumbrun of LaVale, Md. He is the family historian. I have seen the grave of David Zumbrun. We have a wonderful history. I am proud to be a Zumbrun and try to instill that pride in my children and grandchildren. We also have a rich military heritage-including the Battle of Hampsted Hill at Fort McHenry. I live in Columbus, Ohio. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions. Thanks for your research.
 

Name: Lori Wooten <glwooten@windstream.net>
Date: 2010-09-01
Who are your related ancestors? Baker, McCaleb, Smith, Hornbuckle, Ewing, DeSpain, Lynn, Moore, McKey, Wooten, Pope, Berry, Delaney, Wright, Nelson, Brown, Crai
Where are they from? Wooten - Washington Co., AR, Illinois, TN
Do you have a web page? N/A
Comments:
Looking for John Wooten who came to Washington Co., AR in mid 1830's from Illinois where older children were born. He and first wife Mary were born in TN.
 

Name: dan witter <dswitter@sbcglobal.n et>
Date: 2010-08-24
Who are your related ancestors? witter
Where are they from? samuel witter, son of christopher witter
Comments:
trying to tie in all my past witter history. dan witter
 

Name: Dino DiMarco <gimpy@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-08-18
Who are your related ancestors? DiMarco, Tassoni
Where are they from? Italy
Comments:
Intersting site..however none of the links work. Too bad, would be wonderful if they did work, DD
 

Name: Ingrid Penman <ingrid.penman@att.net>
Date: 2010-08-17
Who are your related ancestors? Penman, Allen, Thurston, Wren
Comments:
Nice little website, cousin....!
 

Name: Glen Irvin <imagi6820@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-08-11
Who are your related ancestors? Irvin, Houtz,Durst, Royer
Where are they from? Pennsylvania
Comments:

read latest update from Rick Royer Winfried Seslinger. Great information on Royer family. Glen Irvin

 

Name: Glen Irvin <imagi6820@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-08-11
Who are your related ancestors? Irvin, Houtz,Durst, Royer
Where are they from? Pennsylvania
Comments:

read latest update from Rick Royer Winfried Seslinger. Great information on Royer family. Glen Irvin

 

Name: Richard L. Swank <RLSwank83@aol.com>
Date: 2010-07-20
Where are they from? Trotwood, OH
Comments:
I would be glad to give the info I have. Peter & Hannah Swank had 11 children. (I have all their names.) My line comes down through Eli and Susannah (Krider), who had 4 children, then David E. and Mary (Baker) Swank who had 6 children; my grandfather, Harvey Swank and Lydia Ellen (Miller) had two children, one was my father, Raymond and Bessie (Fletcher) Swank. They had 4; I, Richard, was third born, married Mary Youngblood. We had 4. And of course I have much that goes along with this. I am glad to see you go back to Peter and Hannah Swank also. Since I can get no further back that Peter Swank, I've concentrated on my mother's side and have it back to 1453 in England. My wife's back to 420 A.D. It is said that one of the queen's royal line goes back to Joseph of Aramethia. Once we got to royalty, they kept great records. Good luck in genealogy.
 

Name: Eleanor Leech <nleech2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-06-21
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis, Dillon, Linton, Godown
Where are they from? Clinton Co, OH
Comments:
Hello,
I am trying to tie down which Hannah Dillon b1792 married Jonathan Fallis in Clinton Co Ohio and whether they had a daughter Mary Fallis b1812 who married Samuel Smith Linton.(There are differing opinions as to whether Hannah is the daughter of Jesse Dillon and Hannah Ruckman of Clinton Co. Jesse Dillon's will lists a Hannah Wright as his daughter in 1823. No mention of a Hannah Fallis.)

I am putting in an application to Ohio First Families and want to include the Fallis/Dillon families. I need an official record for the Fallis/Dillon marriage but have not found anything in the Hinshaw records surprising enough. Perhaps they did not marry in Clinton Co. I am Hannah's great, great, great granddaughter I believe. My grandmother was Rachel Linton, whose father was Jonathan Fallis Linton m Eliza Jane Sapp. Jonathan F Linton was the son of Samuel Smith Linton and Mary Fallis. This I have through official death records. I received a lovely email from Stan Follis a few years back for which I am grateful.
Any help would be most welcome.
Eleanor Linton Leech
PS. Love your web site.

 

Name: Malcolm Falle <malcolmfalle@orange.fr>
Date: 2010-06-11
Who are your related ancestors? Falle, Falla, Faller, Fall
Where are they from? I currently live in Brittany, France, my family originates from Fallaize in Normandy.
Do you have a web page? Not applicable
Comments:
A very interesting website which I stumbled across purely by accident whilst searching for Armorial bearings for the Falle family. The Falle family originates from Fallaize in Normandy and settled in the British Channel Island of Jersey which with the other British Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Sark historically formed part of the Dutchy of Normandy. It is recorded that Jersey knights rode with William Duke of Normandy when he conquered England in 1066.

In 1204 the Channel Islands became British protectorates and as such have recognized the English Monarchy since that date, however, even today when toasting the health of Queen Elizabeth 2nd of the United Kingdom, the Jersey loyal toast is always "to the Queen our Duke" because she is still "the Duke of Normandy" as well as the Queen of England and it's dominions.

During the English Civil war Jersey's Govenor George De Carteret gave shelter to the young Prince Charles after his father was captured and executed by the Roundheads. When Prince Charles was restored to the British throne in 1660 he remembered his old friend George De Carteret of Jersey and in 1664 he granted by charter lands to George De Carteret in the Americas. Two boatloads of De Carteret's family and followers subsequently left Jersey and settled in the new American lands. They called their settlement "New Jersey" Members of the Falle family were amongst these "New Jersey" settlers and is from here I imagine their offspring moved on to settle other areas of America and during this time the Falle surname would as you rightly say have been corrupted into various different spellings. I would say that the Falle and Follis family's undoubtedly have mutual forebears along the way.

 

Name: james miller <jmdexter05@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-06-03
Who are your related ancestors? Muller, Prough, Ingalls, Huetter
Where are they from? Germany and England
Comments:
I appear to be related to you through Johann Casper Brach. He was my grandmother's great grandfather. She was Inez Maude Prough from Huntington,
Pa. Inez married my grandfather Albert R. Miller. They lived in Schenectady,
N.Y.

 

Name: Joe Dunlap <bucksgordon01@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-05-13
Who are your related ancestors? Dunlap and Starnes
Where are they from? Scotland
Comments:
Well, I made up a surname for deterring salesmen from calling me. I looked it up and found no such surname exists. It was T. Ron Num = "the wrong number". Would you believe a salesmen called me and made up an elaborate tale about another "Num" he knew! Then some geneology outfit online made up a fake geneology about "Num"! I made another one, too, but I am going to check and make sure it is really fake, because a lady is using it as a pen name. I think she got it out of the phone book, too! I may make up another one for someone else to use as his phone book name, too.
 

Name: Cathy Reed-Kinzie <ckinzie@msn.com>
Date: 2010-05-03
Who are your related ancestors? Kinzie/Kinsey
Where are they from? Switzerland/Pennsylvania/Virginia/Ohio/Indiana/Iowa
Comments:
My husband's family descends from Christian Kinzie. I have not concentrated on his genealogy as much as I have mine but have recently begun searching his Kinzie line and stumbled across your web page. I look forward to checking out all of your hard work!

Cathy Kinzie

 

Name: Mark Kingery <mark_kingery@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-20
Who are your related ancestors? Kingery
Where are they from? Germany, Suisse, to US from PA - VA -IL
Do you have a web page? www.kingeryhistorian.com
Comments:
Interested in Kingery lineages. From Samuel Kingery and Eve Catherine Spong.
 

Name: Colby Kingery <Kingeryhistorian@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-20
Who are your related ancestors? Kingery
Where are they from? Germany, Suisse, to US from PA
Comments:
I have linked the this of Kingery to my Johannes H. Gingerich. Also have the Gengerich line back to 1561.
other Kingery lines I have linked are; Peter 1733-1786
Mary Polly Onion, Mary Alexander Morton, Barbara Miller w/o Jacob Gengerich and several others.

 

Name: Tim Hill <timhill@stoneleaflandscape.com>
Date: 2010-04-17
Comments:
Grew up and lived in a home on Fallis Road in Columbus, Ohio and never knew the origin of our street name until reading your description of Jonathan Fallis Linton and Jonathan Fallis the Quaker miller and canal builder from Clinton County, Ohio. Very informative!
 

Name: Kathy Marconi <jeffrey.boody@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-04-05
Who are your related ancestors? Braden Zeigler ,George Ellis Zeigler , Richard Berger Zeigler
Where are they from? Punxtawney Pa and Ambridge Pa
Comments:
If you are related to any of these people could you please email me back.
 

Name: des scott <sparrow7777@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2010-04-05
Who are your related ancestors? scott
Where are they from? n ireland though of scottish descent
Comments:
enjoyed the site which i found by accident. i am scots irish (not an american of scots irish descent).however i doubt that president reagan was of scots irish descent...more likely irish descent. however president nixon was descended from us. best wishes
 

Name: Nancy Zeigler <nanzei@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-03-31
Who are your related ancestors? Zeigler, Heckman, Orr, Goodwin, Wilkinson, Williamson
Where are they from? Schuylkill County
Comments:
I have just started searching my family connections and ran across your article. It seems feasible that there maybe a connection with my Zeigler family and your Ziegler connection. I am still researching. My great, great-grandfather was Peter Zeigler abt. 1817 in New Castle, Schuylkill Co., PA, his son Alford abt. 1849 was my great grandfather, married to Sarah Heckman. My grandfather was Charles Heckman Zeigler 18 Jan. 1889, Schuylkill Co.

Nancy Zeigler, Lansdale, PA

 

Name: Kelly Marshall <marshallfamily@zoominternet.net>
Date: 2010-03-19
Who are your related ancestors? Marshall, Kelker, Thome
Where are they from? Pennsylvania
Do you have a web page? www.one-huge-family.org
Comments:
I'm delighted to find your webpage today. I am a descendant of Jacob Kelker, an older brother of your ancestor John Kelker--both of them sons of Rudolph and Maria Weidman Kelker. Jacob married Rebecca Thome; they moved to the Pittsburgh area and their daughter Charlotte was born there in 1800. In 1827, she married my ancestor John Marshall (1803-1889). Thanks for all your work on the Kelker family.
 

Name: Bettie Latimore <cincybettie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-16
Who are your related ancestors? Follis and O'Neal
Where are they from? Scottsville Ky.
Comments:
Follis was my grandmother Bettie's maiden name and she grew up in Scottsville KY. She had two brothers, George and Slade. If you have any information on them please email me.
Thanks,
Bettie

 

Name: Sandra Zumbrun <sgz54@cox.net>
Date: 2010-03-14
Who are your related ancestors? Henry Nelson Yates Zumbrun
Where are they from? Baltimore, MD area
Do you have a web page? Not yet!
Comments:
Hello! My name is Sandra Lee Gaster (maiden) Zumbrun. I am married to Henry Nelson Yates Zumbrun, a descendant of Heinrich and Johann Zumbrun. He is the son of Sylvester Henry Nelson Zumbrun, a Maryland Zumbrun, and Alice Madelon Yates Zumbrun, who was born and buried in Middletown, VA. Sylvester H. N. Zumbrun, born January 26, 1916, was the eldest son of Orrell Zumbrun, who lived in the Baltimore, Maryland area, with his wife and other sons and daughters. Sylvester just passed away on June 29, 2009 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on October 30, 2009 after a memorably beautiful Full Military Honors service with a band and gun salute after his casket was carried to his grave site by a horse-drawn caisson. He now rests in peace with his first wife, Elsie, who died from cancer in her thirties. Madelon, Sylvester's second wife whom he cared for lovingly for many years after she became ill, was born July 12, 1916, and passed away in November 1993. The Zumbrun generations continue with our one daughter, Amanda Grace Zumbrun, who stayed to live and work in Richmond, VA after graduating from VCU in 2007. I am very interested in learning more about genealogy in order to document my husband's and my ancestry and to create a family tree and book with this info for our daughter to have for the future when she marries some day and has children. We have a soft-bound book that Sylvester Zumbrun wrote after he researched and gathered family ancestry info from his records, the National Records in Washington, D. C. and Champ Zumbrun, the family historian for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Zumbrun families. It traces the Zumbrun family surname back to about 1754 in Switzerland.
 

Name: Sarah Durrant <azdurrants@q.com>
Date: 2010-03-07
Who are your related ancestors? Pool, Miller, Zumbrun
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
My grandmother is Cecile Pearl miller
 

Name: Weldon Follis <wfollis@msn.com>
Date: 2010-03-02
Where are they from? Tennessee
Comments:
My grandfather (my dad's dad) came from Tennessee to California. He died in the mid-1990's at 89 yrs. of age. His uncle was Clarence Darrow (brother to his mother). My grandfather's wife was a Raimonde from Palermo, Sicily.
 

Name: Glen Irvin <imagi6820@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-02-21
Who are your related ancestors? Irvin, Houtz, Royer, Durst, Kyler, Schmehl and others
Where are they from? Pennsylvania and Germany
Comments:
Descendant of Sebastian M Royer through is Daughter Margarethe who married into the Houtz family.
 

Name: Jack L WelchJr <jlwelchjr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-02-18
Who are your related ancestors? Houser
Comments:
My father's mother was Helen Houser daughter of David Houser in Williamsport, Pa Thought you would like to know. Good Luck.
 

Name: Michael Young <michaelgy103@centurylink.net>
Date: 2010-02-01
Who are your related ancestors? Young, Arnett, Royer, Fox, etal.
Where are they from? Germany>Maryland>VA>OH>IN
Comments:
Hello Stan, After encountering severe health problems during 2009, I am now recovering and taking early retirement and planning to take up my research again. I hope to keep in touch as I further investigate my Young and Royer connection.
 

Name: Nickie Kile <74nkile@cox.net>
Date: 2010-01-23
Who are your related ancestors? Trump
Where are they from? John Trump married to your Sara "Sallie Essig
Comments:
If you are interested in 'Trump family data- I have a lot.
John Trump married to your Sara "Sallie Essig, daughter of Simon Essig.

I am also looking for more Essig famiy data:

Catherine Essig married to an Isaac Kile in Wayne Co.,/Stark Co., Ohio ara.
hanks for posting your data
Nick Kile

 

Name: Betty McClelland Johnson <bettylou531@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-16
Who are your related ancestors? McClelland, Powers, VanTress, Fawcett
Where are they from? USA
Do you have a web page? 531 S. Columbus St
Comments:
I'm just trying to find out info about my ancestor Capt Robert McClelland. He served in War if 1812. He had a younger brother named John who I am also a direct descendant. My g-grandmother was a McClellan (from John (second) lineage who married into the Capt Robert's side. She never changed her spelling (adding the "d" and even had her husband's tombstone spelled without the "d." I understand he would have been very displeased.
 

Name: Toby Fallis <tobyfallis123@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-07
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Pennsylvainia 1600s Ohio Indiana 1700s Washington 18--s
Comments:
George Fallis is my Great GR GR GR GR GR Grandfather.I have birthdates and year of death and almost all the Fallis Men from George to Robert Fallis (my Dad) in the Straight line.
E O Fallis is my cousin.

 

Name: Danni Rekeweg <ravensgal55@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-01-03
Who are your related ancestors? Runkle, Bowen, Landis, Shoemaker
Where are they from? Fulton , Wabash and Miami Counties, IN
Comments:
My Maternal G G Grandmother was Barbara Landis Runkle, dau. of Benjamin Landis. She married a Runkle. She was living in the home of her daughter, Mary Runkle Shoemaker when she died.
I live just west of Leo, In . now.

 

Name: Pat Kinzie <pat.kinzie@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-03
Who are your related ancestors? Kinzie, Kuntzi
Where are they from? Switzerland
Comments:
Connecting with you as my husband's six great grandparent Christian Kunzti's son Christian II, Abraham, David, Caleb, Joel Henry, John Willis, Raymond William, and my husband, William Ray, residing in California

Happy New Year,
Pat

 

Name: Hazel McCray Foster <fosterhazel78@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-30
Who are your related ancestors? McCray, Longman, Landis, Robeson,Cobourn, Clevenger, Dill, Dunlap, Moore,Hagerman,
Where are they from? Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Scotland/Pa., Va., Ky., Oh
Comments:
Thanks for the great info. I am returning to work on gen. after a few yrs absence. So nice to meet you. Hazel
 

Name: Janet Essig <essigs@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-30
Who are your related ancestors? Essig, Rackeweg
Where are they from? Simon, Wendell etc.
Comments:
Hi, My husband is G. Dave Essig, we live in Warsaw.
It was nice to see we are related. Janet

 

Name: Ray <aafssdude@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-19
Who are your related ancestors? Robb
Where are they from? Savannah, GA
Do you have a web page? N/A
Comments:
Terrific website! My family and I have a particular interest in it, as we live in the house which borders the cemetery and which is pictured on your website. I often walk up the stairs on pleasant days just to enjoy the quiet, peaceful setting among the graves.
 

Name: Mark Follis <mfollis@sdfcorp.com>
Date: 2009-12-11
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Comments:
My Great-great-great grandfather was William Porter Follis born around 1789, I think in the Tn area. His grand-son Thomas Hayes born 1846 was my great-Grandfather. I live in the Dallas area. Very informative web site.

Mark

 

Name: joe b yocham <jbysam@infodash.com>
Date: 2009-12-10
Who are your related ancestors? yocham
Where are they from? arkansas
Do you have a web page? none
Comments:
i know im related to yochams in okla and who knows where else. looking for any of the yochams that are related to the yochams in arkansas my dads name was evette yocham his dads name was william jake yocham
 

Name: Carol Cumberland <cumberlandcarol@live.com>
Date: 2009-12-09
Who are your related ancestors? Carol Hensley (Maiden Name), Ikenberry (My mom's maiden name)
Where are they from? Quinter, KS
Comments:
Hi Stanley,

I'm related to you.My great great grandfather was your great great grandmother's younger brother. I was born August 7th, 1953 and you can find me in the book. You are probably older because my parents had children real late in life. My great grandfather's and grandmother's picture is on page 130. My mom was Fern Ikenberry. She was born to George Samuel Ikenberry. She was born August 14, 1908. You can find my name on 136, Carol Louise Hensley. What page is your name on?

Do you know anything about the ambassador Karl Eikenberry? I would love to find him in the book.

I'm so glad you have this website I stumbled across.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Carol Hensley Cumberland

 

Name: M A Hoffman <mahoffman70@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-12-07
Who are your related ancestors? Shock, Rearick, Hineline, Smith, Hoover, Wagner, Harnish, Hufford, Henricks, Ely, Bibler
Where are they from? PA, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, VA, ND, WI
Comments:
I have been working on my famiy tree for many years. I still have a lot of blanks or incomplete information to fill in. Always searching for more.

The surnames I listed are basically Church of the Brethren followers. Not sure I listed all. Some came from Germany with Alexander Mack.

 

Name: Emily Kelker <ekelker@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-07
Who are your related ancestors? Kelker, Reedy, McFarland, Spinelli
Where are they from? unsure
Comments:
My Grandfather is David Reedy Kelker he was born in Harbin, China (1920) while the family was in the railroad business. He had one brother.

Wondering if we are from the same Kelker name.

 

Name: Ann Miller Carr <indyphotog@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-21
Who are your related ancestors? Zeigler/Ziegler/Ziglar
Where are they from? Maxatawny and Longswamp twps., Berks Co., Pennsylvania
Comments:
Dear Mr. Follis,

I was googling this morning, looking for clues on one of my biggest brick walls--my Zeigler/Ziegler line--when I found your terrific website.

I found that our Zeigler/Ziegler lines have two things in common--they were both from Berks Co., PA and both ended up near Ft. Wayne, IN. While yours were in Noble and Whitley counties, my g-g-grandmother, Anna S. Zeigler/Ziegler Karst, her husband Peter Karst and their family moved from Berks Co. to Hancock Co., OH to Huntington Co., IN.

I was wondering if you've ever run across a John Zeigler/Ziegler (it seems our line prefers the "Zeigler" spelling) who married a Mary Schmeck in Berks Co. in your extensive research on the Zeiglers/Zieglers in Berks Co. This line has been a brick wall for years. While I've been able to trace Mary's ancestry, John Zeigler doesn't seem to fit in to any of the Zeigler/Ziegler lines I've found for that area.

John and Mary had two known children:

Anna--b. 1819, m. Peter Karst in Longswamp Twp., Berks Co. @ 1845 allegedly in Reading, lived in Hancock Co., OH before removing to Polk Twp., Huntington Co., IN in 1867. Peter Karst's family was Roman Catholic and Anna converted in 1867-8.

Isaac--b. 1821, m. Sarah Catherine Schneider in Berks Co., removed @ 1850 to Jefferson Co, IN and a few years later to Vernon Twp., Jennings Co., IN. Isaac's death record in Jennings Co. confirmed my grandmother's oral tradition that her g-grandparents were John and Mary Schmeck Zeigler.

And three possible children:

According to a cousin's published research in the 1960s, Anna and Isaac had a sister named Harriet, but no other information is known about her. Also, I found a record indicating John and Mary may be the parents of a Susannah Zeigler, b. 1814 in Berks Co. (Maxatawny Twp.) There may have been another son (or cousin) named Andrew.

Thanks for your help!



 

Name: Margaret D. Van Patten <margodale@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-11-18
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis, DeVault, Gibney, Hoopes
Where are they from? Tn. Mo. Ks, Ohio. IIl
Comments:
DAR membership through DeVault and Gibney lines




 

Name: michael zumbrun gray <gray.michael2@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-17
Where are they from? Maryland
Comments:
Ive been readding about the Civil War.How many Zumbruns served?My guess is we all came from Johann so i guess that makes us family.
 

Name: joe <sjoeb@birch.net>
Date: 2009-11-08
Comments:
FYI.... Abe Eikenberry, as well as the other four Eikenberrys in the next company of 93rd Ohio Infantry, all survived the Civil War; none of them were even listed among the wounded here. Abraham was discharged in June 1865, per Volume 7 of the Adjutant General's report of "The Soldiers of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865." Joe, 787 Chickamauga Ave., Rossville, GA.
 

Name: John R. Kelker <jrkelker@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-11-04
Who are your related ancestors? Kelker, Bowlby, Doane, Generaux, Collier
Where are they from? Switzerland, England, Scotland
Comments:
Getting started to document family history. I'm fortunate to have much to start with.
 

Name: Pat Dickman <pjdickman@charter.net>
Date: 2009-11-03
Who are your related ancestors? Lantis, Kellum, Gerber, Carver, Nass, Hirt, Ritter
Where are they from? Zurich, Zwitzerland, PA, NJ, Preble County, OH
Comments:
Stan - I too am related to Heinrich Hirt Landis. He is my 4th great-grandfather. His 3rd great-grandson, Samuel Lantis is my great grandfather. And Samuel Lantis' son, Charles Ired is my grandfather (my mother's father). I have some of the genealogy going back to Johannes Landis and Katherina Schinz in 1520. Our family started to spell in as Lantis due to the miserable writing of my gr-gr grandfather, David Lantis in his will. I would love to continue my research if you are willing. Please let me know.
Pat Dickman

 

Name: Kary Lynn ( Follis) Ramsey <kindianprincess@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-01
Who are your related ancestors? Follis, Williamson, Johnston,Abbott
Where are they from? Scottland and Ireland
Comments:
Hi Stanley, My Brother Jay follis forwarded this address to me and Iam very interested in our family history. My brother has been researching off and on since middle school years. We both live in Mich. where we were born. Our Follis ancestors appear to have been from the Indiana area. Jay has much interesting stufff regarding our family. Hope to see more when time permits. Thank You we do appreciate it. We know how time consuming and exhausting it can be , but is still very rewarding and interesting when you find something new. I love the incedental side jogs- like when a family member died by getting kicked by a horse, or that the asthma was way down the line not just me, etc.Keep searching and thanks again.
 

Name: Billy Soucy <billsoucy@myfairpoint.net>
Date: 2009-10-28
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Ireland, Campobello Canada, Eastport, Maine
Comments:
Just sticking my toe in the water. I have researched my mothers family (Follis) as far as I am able for now. They came from Inneskillen Northern Ireland in 1839 to St. Johns NB, Canada and went directly to Campobello NB, CAN. I think to serve out an indenture to get to North America. The family bounced back and forth between Campobello and Eastport and there are many questions and gaps. Many family members disappeared and may have moved to other parts of the country in the 1800s.
 

Name: stan celmer <pcelmer@cox.net>
Date: 2009-10-27
Who are your related ancestors? celmer-adopted name
Where are they from? unknown
Comments:
Hi, I am somewhaqr familiar with Rosalie thru Cath Charities.
I am also a doorstep baby that was dropped off at an apt in Gary, in (5th Ave). I obtained records from Cath Ch. in 1998 - that year I actually found out that I was a Dr step baby. I came acress a document on the Rosalales ? who adopted Rosalie as my case and her's was similiar.
I did infact make a call to that name in Fort Wayne probab;y 7-8 years ago and someone in the family told me there were mno adoptions in the family.
The reason I got so excited was that I thought Rose and I might be twins!! Probaby not as I am registered DNA with familydna. Please respond if you like. Sorry about your loss. Stan Celmer

 

Name: Pat Ott Garthwaite <tishtrash@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-10-21
Who are your related ancestors? Ott, Jones,
Where are they from? Philadelphia, PA
Comments:
Am remotely related to the Webb family. Mary Ellen Webb McCaleb married Peter Walter Ott in Biloxi, MS. Thanks for the grave info. Getting very old, but would still like to visit Dayton and environs. I think there is a replica of my father's 1920's airplane somewhere in Dayton. In Cincinnati there is info on Jones (David) side of family. Daughter in law's father played for Univ. of Ohio Football team. Thanks much, Pat
 

Name: LR FOREMAN <lrforeman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-20
Who are your related ancestors? benjamin, william, conrad
Where are they from? kentucky, ohil
Comments:
i have the family bible of william b.1792
 

Name: William Moyer <revner33@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-12
Who are your related ancestors? Ziegler, Moyer
Where are they from? Marlton, NJ, Williamstown, PA
Comments:
Thank you for your research on the Ziegler Family. My great great grandfather was Joseph Ziegler, No. 24, Generation IV and my great grandmother was Susan Ziegler, Moyer, No. 79.
 

Name: David <davie222_3@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2009-10-11
Who are your related ancestors? Follis and Archer
Where are they from? Margaret/Maggie/Marget Follis
Comments:
I have a margaret follis born in co armagh in the early 1860s, 1861.

I really want to find more , anyone HELP PLEASE, sorry for the despair , i have pictures but no records,

she married a DAvid Archer in 1892 in Lurgan First Presby

Email me at davie222_@hotmail.co.uk

 

Name: Tim Heslop <tcheslop@aol.com>
Date: 2009-10-05
Comments:
Stan,
I am researching Charles W. Follis will you contact me at my e-mail address.
Thanks
Tim Heslop

 

Name: Jeremy Fallis <jfallis820@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-09-28
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis, Howard, Porter, Pattison, Wrey and McCart
Where are they from? Fermanaugh, Ireland
Comments:
I'm from the New Brunsick Fallises. I had taken some time away from my genealogy. If I can help in any way just let me know.

 

Name: Bette Jean Follis Wilson <petwils@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-28
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Ireland - we think
Comments:
My Great Grandfather- John Martin Follis had a brother that spelled it Fallis.
 

Name: J.R. Vaughan <jrvon17@aol.com>
Date: 2009-09-27
Who are your related ancestors? Vaughan, Uber, Wilcox, Anderson, Vaughn
Where are they from? Missouri from Virginia (Scott County??)
Comments:
Benjamin Vaughan born ca 1770 believe to be in Virginia, died ca 1825 in Missouri, Married Susanne Burnett May 13, 1795 in Bedford VA.

Believed the family moved from VA between 1808 & 1812. Went to Kentucky. Oldest son Obediah enlistes in the Militia (War of 1812) as part of the Washington County Militia. Obediah Vaughan marries Nancy Vaughn. Benjamin and family move on to Cole County, Missori (present day Miller County), between 1820 - 1827. Oldest Brother Obediah and his family join them in Missouri about 1829. They remain in Missori for three generations.

Does any of this tie into you? Family surnames above are all Missouri G.G.G.G.Grandparents.

Best regards, J.R. Vaughan, Boise, ID

 

Name: Liz Whelan <lwhelan@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2009-09-18
Who are your related ancestors? Procter, Tydeman, Whelan and so many others
Where are they from? Now Australia, others England, Ireland, Scotland
Comments:
What a wonderful site to visit, can only imagine the hours and hours of research that has been done.
Liz.

 

Name: Steve Vaughn <colt45@insightbb.com>
Date: 2009-08-05
Who are your related ancestors? Vaughn-Vaughan
Where are they from? KY
Comments:
I was given this site by my second cousin James E. Vaughn. This is very interesting reading.
 

Name: Linda Benson <sagegrass2u@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-08-03
Who are your related ancestors? Basden, Zeigler
Where are they from? Pa., Indiana, Illinois
Do you have a web page? http://erthlvr.tribalpages.com
Comments:
I can appreciate how many hours you have spent on genealogy. Beautifully done. You helped me figure out my Basden/Zeigler connection coming from Pa., In.,Il., Many thanks for sharing your wealth of information. God Bless.


 

Name: Ann Shelnutt Barry <abarry@pipeline.com>
Date: 2009-08-02
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis, Phelps
Where are they from? Supposedly Wales
Comments:
My 3rd great grandfather was Willis C. Fallis, b. 1818 in Ohio, son and grandson of Jacob Fallis', making Thomas Fallis my 6th great grandfather. Willis married Mehitabel D.Phelps, daughter of William Wines Phelps, in 1840 in Montgomery County, I believe.

The family myth was always that they came from Wales. Willis' daughter, Emma A. Fallis (b. 1859 in Missouri) married John C. Burghart and they soon moved to Colorado.

 

Name: Pamela S Follis Allen <pam.allen@lexisnexis.com>
Date: 2009-07-23
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Kampsville IL
Comments:
My grandmother was Mary L Foiles Follis and my grandfather was George James Follis II around Alton IL and Kampsville IL any info would be great!
 

Name: Anita Rodriguez <arodriguez304@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-07-22
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Ft Wayne, Indiana
Comments:
My parents were Louis and Phyllis Follis. My mother lives with us and my father is deceased.

I have 2 children:
John Easterday born in 1972
Michele DeYoung born in 1977

I have 1 grandson Nathan DeYoung born 9/16/2008

We presently live in the Orlando Florida area.

 

Name: J.D. Scudder <jdbrownsjestor@att.net>
Date: 2009-07-20
Who are your related ancestors? kelker
Where are they from? dayton oh
Comments:
My great grandfather was Don Kelker he died before I was born He was married to Beatrice Mills they Had a daughter Barbara who was my Grandmother
 

Name: Alpha Yocham <a1030r@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-05
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis, Helton, Welch
Where are they from? Ohio Missouri, Kansas, Oregon, Texas Oklahoma
Comments:
Hello Cousin Stan,
I had lost your e-mail address and couldn't keep in touch. Thank you for all your information you sent to me by mail several years ago. I love this site this is amazing. I thank you for all your research and information you have posted here.

Your distant cousin through Isaac and Mercy
Alpha

 

Name: mark a. sherer <msherer@buckeye-express.com>
Date: 2009-06-15
Who are your related ancestors? warner, fallis
Where are they from? toledo ohio/ albion michigan
Comments:
E.o.Fallis is my great-grandfather. my mother, julia is his granddaughter and is 97 years young
 

Name: MIKE LANTZ <bmlantz@brazoriainet.com>
Date: 2009-06-14
Who are your related ancestors? LANTZ
Where are they from? GERMANY TO PA. TO OHIO TO INDIANA
Comments:
MY GGG GRANDFATHER PETER LANTZ LIVED NEXT TO PETER PROUGH IN THE 1870 CENSUS IN EDEN TOWNSHIP, LAGRANGE CO. IN. THREE YEARS LATER PETER LANTZ DIED BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT PETER PROUGH'S PROPERTY IN EDEN (PLOT/LOCATION)AS THIS MIGHT HELP ME PINPOINT PETER LANTZ'S HOME?
 

Name: cory fallis <shortdog29@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-13
Who are your related ancestors? allie gus fallis
Where are they from? alicia ark.
Comments:
just researching family history


 

Name: Robert C. Phares <Robert_C_Phares@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-10
Who are your related ancestors? Moss, Thompson
Where are they from? Eastern Indiana - Wayne and Union County Area
Comments:
I am the Great Great Grandson of Daniel Moss the son of Elder Abraham Moss of Four Mile Church. My Great Grandmother was Belle Moss - Daniel's Daughter. I also believe Abraham's Mother was a Lybrook. Thank you for helping preserve our History.
 

Name: Richard Hoebbel <Rozyl134@aol.com>
Date: 2009-06-05
Who are your related ancestors? Follis, Sine, Reed Underwood
Where are they from? Virginia, Penn. Illinois
Comments:
Hi. I am very familliar with the Follis Cemetary in Illinois in Franklin Co. These are all my people and I go there about once a year. Rick.
 

Name: Mark D. Fallis <fallismd@aol.com>
Date: 2009-06-02
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Des Moines Iowa
Comments:
Great Page
 

Name: Bonnie Ward <bonniejward@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-29
Who are your related ancestors? Zeigler, Rhan, Killian, Wise,. Sell
Where are they from? Berks County, PA, Dauphin County, PA
Comments:
Hi there: I think your Zeigler research may open some doors for me but I'm not sure. My ggGrandmother, Lavina Zeigler (b. 24 Jan 1847, d. 12 Jan 1929 married Jacob L. Rhan (1877-1926#. I have their Family Bible but, unfortunately, there is no information about her ancestry, not even her parents names. I have searched and searched but cannot find her anywhere with certainty. I found a post by Jon Rhan #or, perhaps, James) that states that she was born in Cornwall, PA but, so far, have found no documentation to support that. If you have any info on my Lavina I would be soooo grateful! Thank for reading my message and for sharing the fruits of your hard work with all of us. Bonnie Ward
 

Name: Greg Follis <gregfollis@msn.com>
Date: 2009-05-27
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? origin-England Virginia,Tennessee,Texas
Comments:
Thomas Follis, 1641 House of Burgesses is the same person as Thomas Fallowes 1642 HOB. Fallowes and Follis were pronounced the same. No standardized spelling in those days. He was probably related to Edward Fallowes who arrived at Jamestown in 1623 on ship "Hopewell". Thomas Follis died in Virginia in 1690.
 

Name: Richard E. Kingery Jr. <richard.theshepherd.kingery@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-22
Where are they from? Marion, Indianna
Comments:
Looking for my family
 

Name: abbi ling <abbianddean@aol.co.uk>
Date: 2009-05-21
Who are your related ancestors? thurston, napthine
Where are they from? suffolk, england
Comments:
Hi,
I am not sure about this, but im possibly a descendent of the Thurston family in your tree.
My grandfather is George Thurston of Suffolk, England.
I do not know much about him but he was born aroun 1930 ish and lived his life in Wenhaston, Suffolk(where I was born), which is only a few miles from Wrentham. I would like to find out more about my family, but do not know anything else about him. Can you help?
Thank you.
Abbi Ling

 

Name: Tammie Zuker <ztkzuker@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2009-05-13
Who are your related ancestors? Timmons
Where are they from? Ill, Oh, Va.... still learning
Comments:
I have enjoyed reading your family history. I think we share alot of the same family. Thank you for posting it on the web to allow those of us searching to find more tidbits of information.

Sincerely
Tammie

 

Name: Mary Kathryn Humphrey (Zumbrun) <Kentcabin@aol.com>
Date: 2009-05-09
Who are your related ancestors? Johann and David Zumbrun
Where are they from? Taneytown,Maryland
Comments:
My brother Francis Orrell Zumbrun 11 is the family geneology expert in my family. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio. I have seen the graves of David Zumbrun and I believe Johann Zumbrun. We have a wonderful history-The Battle of Hampstead Hill in Baltimore. Viewed from the ship by Francis Scott Key-inspired the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. I believe the Keys were neighbors of some of the early Zumbruns. Francis is a family name due to this old friendship.
 

Name: Brett Landis <brett_landis@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-03
Who are your related ancestors? Landis
Where are they from? California and Pennsylvania
Comments:
I am greatly impressed with your web page and links. I am in process of researching my great grandfather Harry Melancthan Landis 1856-1940, and believe your information is a wonderful resource.
 

Name: Robert Ray <fray45503@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-02
Who are your related ancestors? Ray-Ziegler-Overpeck-Davis-Sollenberger
Where are they from? All over
Comments:
My third Great gparents back on my fathers side of family were Louis Ray B.1788 and Elizabeth Ziegler Dau. of Johann Paul Ziegler And Sarah Sollenberger,Louis&Elizabeth Ziegler Ray's son was John Ray born 1812 who married Marg.Overpeck,Thier son was Lewis Ray born 1837 who married Mariah Jane Davis,The Ziegler family of Johann Paul descends from father Philip and Regina requel-riegle ziegler,Philip was born in 1734 in Berne Switzerland.
 

Name: John Elliott <elliottcarmel@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-04-21
Who are your related ancestors? Elliiott, Lincoln, Milburn, Eikenberry, Kingery, Bock
Where are they from? Ohio, Indiana- Carroll County
Comments:
John O Eikenberry 18334-1907 & Deliah Clark 1838-1910
Benjamin Franklin Bock 1858-1946 & Sarah Ann Eikenbbery 1862-1937 and the Milburn line.

 

Name: PAT BERNHEISEL <NANAUPAT@MSN.COM>
Date: 2009-04-21
Who are your related ancestors? MARY MERKEY HOKE
Where are they from? LIVED IN ROCHERTY PA LEB CO
Comments:
HI
I WAS TRYING TO FIND MERKEY CHURCH. FOUND PICTURE ON YOUR WEB SITE. LOVE YOUR CHURCH PICTURES AND LOVED SEEING MERKEY CHURCH. THANK YOU. CAN YOU GIVE ME DIRECTIONS OR ANY INFO ON THE MERKEY CHURCH. THANK YOU PATRICIA BIRCH BERNHEISEL-
MOTHER MABEL NEE HOKE-HER MOTHER MARY CALENE MERKEY HOKE MARRIED JOSEPH HOKE.

 

Name: Pam Wolfe <pw771@juno.com>
Date: 2009-04-10
Where are they from? Indiana Fort WAYNE
Comments:
Really enjoyed your page .I herd you gave a very interesting talk at Library wed. sorry I missed it . I'm
a neoghber of Judy and we have become friends and she lets me tag along to some of the meetings. Really enjoy it . I have a feeling that I knew you before maybe from Saint Thresea church and do you have a brother Dave?
Judy has got me stared in Geneolagy find it very exciting .
Love all your flowers . Have a nice day.
Pam Wolfe

 

Name: K bloom <kathrynabloom@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-04-10
Who are your related ancestors? Bowen, Eaton, McClean, Preston, Rowe, Calahan, Lockard, Lawrence
Where are they from? Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany
Comments:
Just stopping by to see your pages Stan. katie
 

Name: David E Follis <teamfollis@att.net>
Date: 2009-04-08
Who are your related ancestors? Follis, Jennings
Where are they from? Kansas, Texas
Comments:
There has been a lot of work put in here and it is all very intresting. Thank You very much

David E Follis

 

Name: greg follis <gregsplace1102002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-28
Who are your related ancestors? follis
Where are they from? calhoun county,illinois
Comments:
greg follis
 

Name: Jesse Fallis <jlfallis@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-27
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Louisiana- Arkansas- Missouri- Indiana- Ohio- Virginia
Do you have a web page? http://www.myspace.com/jessefallis
Comments:
My name is Jesse Fallis and I am a direct descendant of William Fallis son of either Isaac or Jacob Fallis. I'm a little bit confused when the family gets to Ohio. There I can find William living with Isaac as what I first had believed to be his son. The problem is that I've also found a William living with Jacob in VA as his son. This leads me to believe that maybe William is Isaacss brother not son, and they both went to Ohio together. Can anyone help me with this answer?
Also I've found a reference to Jacobss house in VA. From writings I believe that I have narrowed the location to within what is now the George Washington National Forest.
I tried to attach a link below but it is picking it up as spam. Easiest way to find it is to search google books for "Memoirs and Journal of Hugh Judge". From there you can search the book.
(p.18 at the very bottom of the page, search for Jacob, the Fallis is on two different lines and separated by a hyphen so searching for it doesnt provide any results.)

Hope you enjoy!

Jesse

 

Name: Don Ely <djely79@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-03-23
Who are your related ancestors? Swank/Miller/Burket
Where are they from? Montgomery Co. Ohio
Comments:
Hello,
Two years ago I received information that a line of my family was related to Elizbeth Swank, 1789-1846, her parents are Peter Swank, 1763-1837 and Hannah. Elizabeth is listed as marring a Miller and her daughter is Susannah, 1807-1848. Susannah married Charles Burket, 1805-1859, their daughter was Sarah Burket. I have two questions, are these people in your family line and if so do you know what Elizabeth Swank's husband name was?

 

Name: WALT <wtimmonsc@aol.com>
Date: 2009-03-14
Who are your related ancestors? TIMMONS
Where are they from? OHIO
Comments:
HI I'M WALT TIMMONS, MY FATHER IS EDWARD R. TIMMONS I KNOW HE HAD A BROTHER NAME JOHN W. TIMMONS ON THE WEST SIDE OF COLUMBUS, OHIO, I LIVE IN COLUMBIA,SC RETIRED ARMY FT.JACKSON. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING WRITE ME BACK. THANKS
 

Name: James Campbell <ducks777@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-10
Who are your related ancestors? Angell
Where are they from? Maryland
Comments:
Contact me
 

Name: Susan Shollenberger <susanshollenberger@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-02
Who are your related ancestors? Shollenberger
Where are they from? Berks County
Comments:
I started a group on Facebook called the Shollenberger Connection and have found a bunch of Info in the last two days! Thanks for having this info available.
Best wishes,
Susan Shollenberger

 

Name: Pat Williams <era-Williams8706@damailbox.com>
Date: 2009-03-02
Who are your related ancestors? Williams
Where are they from? None
Do you have a web page? http://www.none.com
Comments:
I liked your site.
 

Name: Linda Walker <lmwalker3@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-24
Who are your related ancestors? Smith - Houghton
Where are they from? Amwell & Hopewell
Comments:
Hello,
I am related to Absolom Smith, son of John Smith and Anne Houghton. Her brother was Col. Joab Houghton married to Catherine Runyan. I live in Cincinnati OH and have been tracing the Smiths for over 35 years.

Linda Smith Walker

 

Name: s bailey <sharona.bailey@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-17
Who are your related ancestors? smarr
Where are they from? west virginia
Comments:
I am looking for a Sapphire/Saphire Smarr that lived in or near Kanawha County. I am a descendant of William C. Smarr of Roane County. Do you have any listing of the slaves or their names?
Thanks,
Sharon

 

Name: Rebecca A. Butler ( Geiger) <geiger1@zoomtown.com>
Date: 2009-02-17
Who are your related ancestors? Butler, Follis, Rumer, Cook, Stultz
Where are they from? Southern Ohio
Comments:
Nice site!!! I am descended from Isaac Kingery Follis. His son John W. Follis was my great great grandfather. He had a Daughter Hattie Follis, My great grandmother. By the way I guess you know you look a lot like Isaac Kingery Follis. That's a compliment:)
 

Name: Pat Stearns <pstearns1963@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-14
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis, Webb
Where are they from? Ohio>Indiana>Florida
Comments:
Enjoyed the site and pics. I am a descendant from Rebecca Webb, daughter of Isaac and Mercy, who married Theodore Webb
and moved to Madison county Indiana in the 1840's. My branch of the family remained in Madison county Indiana.
Theodore and Rebecca Follis Webb> Daughter Ellen Webb, married to Sylvester Todd> Daughter Ina Todd married to Andrew Snodgrass> son Rex Snodgrass (my great grandfather)
married to Maude Markland.
Andrew and Rex moved to Daytona Florida in 1919. This is where I live now. Looking for any descendants who might have been a part of the family who lived in Madison county Indiana.

 

Name: Glen B. Heckman <heckmang@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-02-08
Who are your related ancestors? Heckman
Where are they from? Germany
Comments:
I am a decendent of Johann Pete Heckman.
son Jacob
son David d. 02-22-1858 Miami co. Ohio
Wife Mary Ann Snuffer
son William H. b. 12-25-1804 Franklin Co. Virginia
d. 01-24-1872 Warren Co. Ohio
Wife Ann Brandenburg M.06-05 1827 Miami Co. Ohio
son Samuel b.03-25-1835 Montgomery Ohio
d.1895
Wife Anna Minnich M. 05-16-1861
son John Bernard b.02-1985 Miami Co.Ohio
d.03-08-1948 Regina, Sask. Canada
Wife Mary Anna Detrick M. 07-14-1896 Miami Ohio
son Herbert Bernard "Pete" b. 01-20-1900 Phoneton Ohio
d. 07-04-1969 N.Manchester Ind.
Wife Beryl Leutzinger M.12-15-1924 Regina, Sask. Canada
son ME Glen Barry "Pete" b.02-08-1940 Regina,Sask.Canada
Wife Estella Louise Hand b.10-24-1944 Kosisco Co. Indiana
































Wife Mary Anna Detrick b

 

Name: Luann [Harris] Hoskins <annie_49@att.net>
Date: 2009-01-17
Who are your related ancestors? Webb
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
I.Too have this Webb Family in my family.

Luann..annie_49@att.net

 

Name: Nan Booth Simpson <nan@season-by-season.com>
Date: 2009-01-17
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Kentucky
Comments:
From what research I've done, I've learned that my grandmother, Susanna Bryant Booth, was the granddaughter of Susanna Fallis, who was the daughter of George Fallis and Edna Simmons. His father was Isaac Fallis, who was married to Susanna Martin. Can anyone verify this information for me and supply dates? I have one birthdate for Susanna Fallis as Aug 15, 1803 and another that says 1812 in Shelby County, Kentucky.
 

Name: William Hiltner <wjh3mail@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-01-11
Who are your related ancestors? Hiltner
Where are they from? Germany - PA
Comments:
I do have a question if you contact me directly on your ancestor Philip Ziegler. I have noted on my family research that my Philip Ziegler was on the ship Ann Galley arriving in 1746

Thank you

 

Name: candace <candacef@plano.gov>
Date: 2009-01-07
Who are your related ancestors? watts
Where are they from? Ohio
Comments:
Loved the wildflowers in the cemeteries. I am working on just such projects in Plano TX to protect, preserve pioneer cemeteries here and infuse them with wildflowers and propagate some of the nonnative (but not invasive) plants introduced by headstones by relatives. (Such as Madonna lilies!) Thanks for the site. My great great grandfather William M Watts, a physician, is buried in South Webster Cemetery, in Scioto County.
 

Name: Linda M. Longenecker <linglncker@nbn.net>
Date: 2009-01-04
Who are your related ancestors? Lingle
Where are they from? Holland to Dauphin County, PA
Comments:
Hello, I have an old document that was handed down in my family dated 1813. The names on it are John Kelker, high sheriff and Peter Rough. Any interest in or information on would be appreciated.Thank you for your attention.Linda M. Longenecker
 

Name: Molly Follis <mjluna_2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-01-04
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? ?
Do you have a web page? myspace.com/mjluna_2000
Comments:
Just looking for some of my husband's family. His Grandfather is Ora Follis from the Markle, IN area.
 

Name: Jo Thomas Woodward <soraberdav#gmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-03
Who are your related ancestors? Ringo
Where are they from? Illinois
Comments:
Thanks for the site that gave me a bit more information on my husband's maternal side of his family.

The Ringos in this country are descended from a family member born in The Netherlands in 1615. It was his great-grandson, Philip Ringo (1682 - 1757) who built the Ringo Tavern mentioned in the George Washington Footsteps Tour.

 

Name: john Follis <rjcf@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 2008-12-31
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Ireland
Do you have a web page? http://www.familytreedna.com/public/follis
Comments:
Hi Stan,

Since last contacting you the Follis Surname Project web site:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/follis has been expanded and amended.

It now includes details of the genetic markers for three Follis sub groups.

They are: Scots/Irish, Italian and a third group that has been provisionally given the title of Anglo Norman.

If you could add this information to the DNA section of your site I would be very grateful.

Have a great New Year,

Best wishes,

John Follis

 

Name: janet davis <jldavis77414@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-30
Who are your related ancestors? prough
Where are they from? texas
Comments:
my great grandfather was peter prough of missouri married to sarah devin.
 

Name: beth taylor <bnmtaylo@adsnet.com>
Date: 2008-12-30
Who are your related ancestors? schneider/snyder
Where are they from? prussia
Comments:
hi nice web page, i am searching my schneiders but cannot find much out on them. i dont think we are related but just wanted to post a note on your guest book
beth taylor
michigan city indiana
peter schneider, mary witt schneider massillon ohio

 

Name: Cecil F. Follis <cecilf88@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-30
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Maine, USA
Comments:
Hi Stanley, I just happened upon this site & am always intrigued to find people with my surname. Drop me an e-mail if you like, I'd love to chat.
 

Name: sherryl house <sherrylhouse@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-28
Who are your related ancestors? ziegler
Where are they from? germany
Comments:
my Mother was a ziegler
June rose Ziegler,her Father came from the Badin area.
George Patrick Ziegler and Helen Murphy
His parents were Jacob Ziegler and Helen Howe.
My Mother's Sisters and brothers names are; George, frank,
teresa, and josephine

 

Name: Charles Thurston <chasgen@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-12-21
Who are your related ancestors? Thurston
Where are they from? England
Comments:
have lots of information glad to share
 

Name: laurence burt <lburt@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2008-12-19
Who are your related ancestors? burt
Where are they from? Canada and New York
Comments:
My grandfather was named Christy Fallis Steenburgh. I have never found the name 'Fallis' elsewhere in the family tree and have always wondered where it came from. My only thought is that My great Grandfather fought in the American civil war, and may have had a friend in the infantry with this name. I' still looking.
 

Name: Karen Swank <swank.karen@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-17
Who are your related ancestors? Swank
Where are they from? PA-Ohio-Indiana
Comments:
This is the best website, Stan. I have recently visited Brookeville, Ohio trying to tie my John Swank b1791 living in Perry Township around 1820 to your Peter Swank and Hannah. Could he be a son? I read Peter's documents regarding his estate, only learned his executors were George and Jacob. Do you know more about Peter and Hannah's children? Thanks so much. Karen in Oregon
 

Name: Nancy Josland Dalsin <NjoslandDalsin@dccnet.com>
Date: 2008-12-15
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Fermanagh, Devenish County, Ireland
Comments:
Thoroughly enjoyed reading your web page, Nancy
 

Name: armina jean (falllis)roth <ajroth1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-13
Who are your related ancestors? fallis
Where are they from? kentucky
Comments:
the grandaughter of arthuer fallis and lillian curd fallis

 

Name: Eleanor Linton Leech <nleech2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-12
Who are your related ancestors? Linton
Comments:
We have a Mary Fallis b 1808 Clinton Co, OH married to Samuel Smith Linton in Clinton Co, OH. Samuel was a Quaker from Bucks Co, PA. His father Nathan Linton moved his family to Ohio. Samuel died at age 30 leaving Mary with three small children. We believe Mary's mother was Hannah Dillon b1792 in Virginia married to Jonathan Fallis of Virginia. I can not find a Hannah Dillon from Virginia but there are many family trees that have her from NC. Do you have a Jonathan Fallis, b 1790 Virginia, d 1874 Virginia and married to a Hannah Dillon?
Thanks so much and I particularly enjoyed your immigrant Fallis/Follis notes.

 

Name: Luther Follis <lgfollis@aol.com>
Date: 2008-12-10
Who are your related ancestors? FOLLIS
Where are they from? VA TN TX
Comments:
Would like to have copies of old pictures of Follis-Fallis

from early 1900's and 1800's. will share with anyone.
Thanks Luther Follis age 72 from Texas.

 

Name: Robert Ray <fray45503@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-25
Who are your related ancestors? Ziegler
Where are they from? Switzerland
Comments:
Found your terrific website,My ancester was Johann Paul Zielger born to Philip and Regina Requel riegle Ziegler Born in 1765 In Berks co.penn, married to Sarah Sollenberger,Lived in Botetourt county Virginia as well,Pauls daughter Elizabeth Zigler was my g g g gmother who married my g g g gfather Lewis Ray in Botetourt county Virginia in abt 1812,Settled in Clark co. Ohio,Where I live at,Lewis and Elizabeth Zigler Ray are both buried at Asbury Cemetary in Northampton ohio, Was wondering,If anyone has any more information on who Philip Ziegler born in 1734 parents were,And wife Regina is listed on Rootsweb as the daughter of Johannes Abraham Riegel,born in 1722 of Pfalz Germany,They say on Rootsweb,That he married Elizabeth A'dubelle,And that her father was Johann Maurice Double,And came to america on ship St. Andrew in 1741,I checked this out with a fine tooth comb and this Maurice guy was about Elizabeth A'dubelles age,And couldn't be her father, Was wondering if you have anything on Elizabeths parents thats much more accurate, Thank you.

Sincerly,Robert Ray

 

Name: Kyle Dameron <kyledameron@valornet.com>
Date: 2008-03-23
Who are your related ancestors? Hodge
Where are they from? Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas
Comments:
I enjoyed your material on William H. Fallis. I am related to his wife, Jennie Rebecca Hodge, and have done research on this family for several years. I also have some interesting material on their daughter, Blanche Fallis Lucas, who was pretty important in early Oklahoma politics. I will be happy to share this with you if you are interested.
 

Name: challen jay kelker <challen.kelker@us.army.mil>
Date: 2008-03-18
Who are your related ancestors? kelker
Where are they from? Switzerland 1743
Comments:
keep in touch!! Planning on visiting Herliburg Sweden this summer 08
 

Name: Lyndall Canter <canterfamily@mchsi.com>
Date: 2008-03-18
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? unk
Comments:
I am just beging my search for my Follis family. I believe we must be related in some distant way since for family tradition we are from the munro clan in scottland also.

Have you run across the name or delmar Follis that was my grandfather. weare in Illinois and there are many decendants here in the lincoln and chicago areas. We also have red hair that runs through the family. Everyone seems to know about Delmats wifes florence daisy williams family much more than Delmars.

 

Name: David Harrison Timmons <dhtimmons@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-17
Who are your related ancestors? Timmons
Where are they from? Ross/Pickaway Counties, Ohio
Comments:
Rev. Stephen Timmons is my great-great grandfather. My great-grandfather Benjamin is the son of Stephen and his second wife Lydia. I visit the graves at Brown's Chapel regularly. I have the land patent to Stephen signed by President Monroe. I have been pursuing the family history in Maryland and would like information from others who have researched Thomas Timmons and his ancestors.
 

Name: Dave Follis <Gdavefollis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-16
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
A correction to the names of my father,Harold Wilburn Follis.And grandfather,Wilbur Follis.Also to Chris,April,and Katie,you can contact me at 1-208-965-5313.I do know of Marthas brother,and two sisters.Also of fathers two sisters.
 

Name: Gerald David Follis <gdavefollis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-15
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
My father was Harold Wiburn Follis,and his was Wibur Follis.My father was born in Missourri,and married My mother,Martha Mae nesbit.She was from Mattoon,Il.Wilbur my grandfather lived in stonington,Il(also known as Dogtown).My siblings are Harold Albert Follis,and Mary Ann Follis Robbins Mc Donald.Al's son Chris,daughters April,and Katie.Mary's son Randy Robbins,and daughter Sandy Robbins.April you can contact me to get more info.
 

Name: Charles R Essex <cesse316@embarqmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-10
Who are your related ancestors? Essex
Where are they from? England & various
Do you have a web page? None
Comments:
Have info on two different groups of children - both have same father Simon. Same dob/death. I can not yet separate them.
 

Name: Mark Follis <mcofollis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-10
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Ireland
Comments:
Hi Stan

Ive found some interesting information about the Follis / Fallis family name, mainly as a result of having my DNA tested.
For a number of years I have been researching the Follis / Fallis families of Ireland and have been unable to find a record which clearly states where the name originated, or who or where did the first Follis / Fallis family of Ireland come from?
Part of the problem is that there are so many variations of the surname in the Records. Members of my own Follis family have been recorded as Follis, Fallis, Fallas, Fallows, Fallais, and Foalies in various Irish historical records. There are also other variations of the Follis name in the Irish Records including Foales, Fowles, Fawlis and Foules.
My belief is that my branch of the Follis family came from Scotland, but as yet I have been unable to find a Historical record that links our Follis family to Scotland. However through DNA testing I have come a bit closer to finding a solid link between Scotland and my ancestors. Family Tree DNA, a company based in Texas, USA, tested my DNA and from the results I have found there is another Follis living in America who matches my DNA.
The most interesting thing I have found through having my DNA tested is that most of my matches come from Scotland. There are 60 people in the Family tree Records who match my DNA and of those 60 people, 20 have ancestors from Scotland, 11 are from Ireland, 10 are from England and 9 are from France. There are lesser numbers from various other countries, but the important finding is that the majority of my matches come from Scotland.
There are very few records of Follis / Fallis in Scotland, however there are many records for Foulis, Fowlis and Fallows. Therefore if I can find a DNA match with a member of one of these Scottish families we can be almost certain that at least one of the Follis / Fallis families of Ireland originally came from Scotland. However they may have originally been called Foulis, Fowlis or Fallows.
As of yet no one from any of these Scottish families has taken the DNA test, so I cannot prove my theory until they do. Below is a link to the Follis DNA project;

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/follis/

Finally I would just like to say that my experience of the DNA test has been all positive and I hope more Follis / Falliss will consider taking the test.

All the Best

Mark Follis

 

Name: Edward R. Eberhardt <melca2@netzero.com>
Date: 2008-03-03
Who are your related ancestors? Russell, McClure, Steele
Where are they from? Augusta Co., VA to Greene Co., OH
Comments:
An interesting and useful site. What a sad fate for most of the little cemeteries being lost on our farms or worse plowed under for subdivisions.
My great grandparents and family are buried in an overgrown cemetery in Hardin, Shelby Co., OH. It was cleaned up several times but has gone back to thistles & burdock.

 

Name: louanne lasdon <louaust2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-03
Who are your related ancestors? bowman
Where are they from? germany
Comments:
Hi,
I enjoyed your site and how it was organized. Many of our ancestors followed similar paths but I didn't find any definite links. Many of mine too, lived in Chester Co. and York co. came through Md to SW PA and then on to Ohio (Columbiana Co.)about 1806

I have a research question? I have one ancestor born in Werttenberg Germany in 1727, married 1750, came to U.S. 1755. His son (born 1755-died 1845 in Ohio), was also in the Rev. War. I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to research the father, born in Werttenberg and hope that you might be able of offer advice for finding details in the German archives. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

louanne lasdon
louaust2001@yahoo.com

 

Name: Colby Kingery <Kingeryhistorian@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-02
Who are your related ancestors? Kingery
Where are they from? Palatinate, Germany
Comments:
Based on DNA results of Ben L. Kingery his results matched exactly on 63 of 67 point test with Christian Gingery 1718-1778.
 

Name: charles a. dawson <chaz777d@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-01
Who are your related ancestors? perdue
Where are they from? france
Comments:
interested in the kelker history........
 

Name: David Hill <thehillman@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-02-25
Who are your related ancestors? HILL
Where are they from? German
Comments:
I have never seen any books, bio or photos of Edward O. Fallis & his architectural work. I would like to know if there are any sources available online or elsewhere(?). If you can help me in this search I would be appreciative. The one link I noted on your webpage said it had a photo & bio of Edward Fallis, but it proved to be a dead end. Sincerely, David Hill
 

Name: Bill Follis <billfollis@billfollis.com>
Date: 2008-02-25
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Grandparents from Yorkshire,Eng
Do you have a web page? billfollis.com
Comments:
It's interesting to find out about the Parish Follistown in Ireland. Although my grandparents are from Yorkshire, England their parents and ancestry are from Ireland.

I guess we're all related somewhere down the line.

 

Name: Janice <angelcollector1@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-24
Who are your related ancestors? Shollenberger
Where are they from? Stark County, Ohio-Berks Co Pa
Comments:
I was very interested in your idea that perhaps Catherine Shollenberger is a daughter to Peter, since all I have found so far indicates that Peter had only two sons. However, Catherine and George Essig's children seem to have names that would fit up with the standard way of naming children at that time. My husband is descended through Catherine and George Essig, and we live in Huntington County, Indiana. If you learn anything further, I'd be pleased to hear about it.
 

Name: Marta Craun Thomas Hudson <Emjuma3@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-23
Who are your related ancestors? Craun, Fifer, Glick (GLCK), Landes, Landis, Shank, Miller, Garber, Royer, Kyger, Bauserman, Coffman, Thomas, Zigler
Where are they from? PA, VA
Comments:
Primary religion: Church of the Brethren & Mennonite.


 

Name: matthew finlayson ziegler <mattandmarcia@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-02-20
Who are your related ancestors? ziegler
Where are they from? switzerland ? 1825----1902
Comments:
we have been trying to find out more about our family but it is difficult when there is very little history where our
grt-grt grd father was born?we were told he was born in switzerland but who knows, my father was born in new zealand
1892---1995 103yrs old i was born 1934---i have an older brother 1930--- and younger sister(deceased)1938---1992

 

Name: willem friedrich ehinger <wfehinger@planet.nl>
Date: 2008-02-16
Who are your related ancestors? ehinger
Where are they from? netherland
Comments:
Did not found where I was looking for
 

Name: Toby Fallis <toby@autoamericasuperstore.com>
Date: 2008-02-11
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
I am the son of Robert E Fallis who is the son of Watt Fallis. I am the 6th generation of George and the 8th generation of the first George Fallis in the united states.
 

Name: Debbie Eikenbary McGinley <dlmcginley@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-09
Who are your related ancestors? Eikenbary
Where are they from? Nebraska
Comments:
I follow the line as: Robert, Samuel Earl, Henry Elmer, James Crawford, Samuel E., Peter Jr., Peter.
 

Name: Alicia Bruner <abruner@performancewisp.com>
Date: 2008-02-08
Who are your related ancestors? Zumbrum
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
Would like so much information, my mom would like to look at this more, and get a lot of information.
 

Name: Ron Mitton <crmitton@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-02-07
Who are your related ancestors? Timmons
Where are they from? Virginia/Ohio
Comments:
Relation: Leah TIMMONS (Edmund's sister) m. to Nathan BRITTIN
 

Name: Mark D. Fallis <fallismd@aol.com>
Date: 2008-02-05
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Des Moines Iowa
Comments:
Thank you very much very nice site! My Great Grand mother Fannie was a Fallis and married a Robert Lee Fallis ( Missouri) my Grandfather Carl Fallis my father Rober L. Fallis
 

Name: todd zeigler <zig97@military.com>
Date: 2008-02-03
Who are your related ancestors? zeigler
Where are they from? ohio,pennsylvania
Comments:
nice site
 

Name: Kimberly <kimber1896@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-03
Who are your related ancestors? Manary, James, Pfeiffer, Stone, Cedoz
Where are they from? Ohio, Indiana, Alsace France, Munster, Germany
Comments:
After spending the last 17 years researching I have spent the past two years just starting to organize "everything" in a "computerized" format. After awhile it becomes overwhelming the amount of paper information, old pictures, etc. that can be accumulated over the years. Often I have wondered why no one else seems to have my enthusiasm for collecting what I consider priceless information on our family. Your web page is wonderful and truly you could not be repaid for the hours you've spent. I accidently came across it as I was searching for information on cemetaries in Ohio.
 

Name: valerie haines <daval2@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2008-02-02
Who are your related ancestors? procter
Where are they from? tasmania austrlia
Comments:
I am looking for a sarah anne munro with cousins in Fowlis castle.
She married William Procter of Sussex England.
I understand Sarah was born in 1810 as well as William.
They came out to Van diemans Land now called Tsmania in 1830 on the Man of War ship with six children one being my great grandfather George Munro Procter.He married Hannah Williams and is related to the Cottle chronicles line.
Williams great grand father was Thomas Procter and Sarah Susans.Williams father was Nathaniel Procter whom I think married Anne Lamb.
I would appreciate information on William Procter who was born in 1810 and also Sarah Anne Munro also born around 1810.
Any info on their marriage or birth would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks Valerie

 

Name: Terry Follis <syndeo22@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-28
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Father, Jerald born in 1935 in DeKalb, TX
Comments:
Think my Grandfather, Rob or Robbie, was also born/raised in NE Texas in the 1908 to 1910 period.

Thanks!

 

Name: Garry Kinzie <gkwoodknot@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-01-26
Who are your related ancestors? Kinzie
Where are they from? Switzerland
Comments:
Descended from Abraham Kunzi and Catherine Elserode, Christian Kunzi and Mary, Christian Kuntzi and Sarah, from "A Genealogy of the Kinsey/Kinzie Families in America" compiled by Catherine E. Smith 1985.
 

Name: Charlotte (Simonsen) Guptill <lottiemae@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-19
Comments:
My great-grandmother was Elizabeth Eikenberry (daughter of Jacob John E Eikenberry) Elizabeth married William Barnett Pottenger(known as Barnett)... Jacob John E Eikenberry born Jun 20, 1797,in Franklin CO, PA married to Diana Brower was the son of John Eichenberg Sr.born Jan 10, 1763 in Lancaster, PA, who was the son of Peter Eichenberg Sr. born Aug 02, 1731 in America married to Fronica Groff. He was the son of Martinus Eychenberg Sep 13, 1701 of Neuwied, Rhineland, Germany married to Anna Marie Dornin. He was the son of Andreas Eychenberg born 1675 of Neuwied, Rhineland, Germany married to Anna Christiana Stephen and he was the son of Johannes Eychenberg born 1642 of Neuwied, Rhineland, Germany..

Do I have you totally confused? I was so excited to find your site which seems to match up with much of the information I already have. I have my great grandmother's Dunkard little white cap and her little brown hymnal which has her obituary glued into it and her tomato soup recipe. She and her husband went to North Dakota when she was in her 70s to homestead, but he Barnett Pottenger died and was buried out there. She moved back to Indiana after PROVING up her homestead and selling it to her son, my grandfather, Crayton Pottenger. She died in Indiana in 1912. Thank you for having such a wonderful site on the web. God Bless You. Charlotte (Simonsen) Guptill. Ps: My mother was Florence Charlotte Pottenger who married Merrion Simonsen and lived most of their lives in North Dakota?Montana/North Dakota. I was born in Montana 9-22-1949

 

Name: Bentley Fallis <BFallis749@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-18
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? The Hills of North Ga
Comments:
I found an interesting reference 1791 Mar 14 Stafford county Va: William Mullin named in a suit of Eli and Jane(Fallis)Nichols and Rachel Fallass vs. Charles Carter, Enoch Benson and William Benjamin Ficklin. I no longer follow these up and as soon as I feel like it I am going to send you if you want it my Fallis files. I have been very ill these past three months and my son does not care a twit about my files and I want someone who cares to have them. I would only ask in the final end they be put in the Ft Wayne Library for others to follow the research.
 

Name: Jim Ringo <JRingo2801@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-15
Who are your related ancestors? Ringo
Where are they from? Holland in 1640
Comments:
I discovered Ringoes and my Ringo family history in 1981. I bought the house down the street on the other side of John Ringo Road from the Landis house in 1981 and lived there until returning to Florida in 1984.
 

Name: Diane <gleanerno1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-11
Who are your related ancestors? I'm adopted - Falgren, Myslicki, Cato, Prentice Mason & Duncan
Where are they from? ??Finland, Poland, Oklahoma & Texas
Comments:
I was excited to find your website. It's really interesting. Thank you!
 

Name: Barbara Ervin <barbara_a_ervin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-01
Who are your related ancestors? Barry/Berry/Eikenberry
Where are they from? Germany settled in PA / Abbeville, La
Comments:
Joseph Berry (my great grandfather)was born in Phildelphia, PA. He married Marie Gracius Federick on May 13, 1897 in Abbeville, La, daughter of Jean Federick and Aurelise Langlinas. They had 5 children:
Azina Berry, b. Maurice, LA, d. April 26, 1978, Sulphur, La.
Famo Barry, b. 1895, Abbeville, La, d. 1983, Lake Arthur, LA.
Mary Berry.
William Berry, b. November 15, 1905, Abbeville, La, d. date unknown.
Medora Berry, b. July 19, 1900, Abbeville, La, d. date unknown.

My grandfather is Famo Barry. He married Francoise Beard and they had 6 children. I am the daughter of their youngest, Margaret.

In addition, at a memorial service in Lake Arthur, LA last month I had a conversation with a relative that knew our name had been shortened from Eikenberry to Berry and that originally we came from Germany and settled in Philadelphia.

I seem to recall a story from when I was a small child that my great grandfather had fled the north and changed his name so he would not be located. So if you know of a history of a Joseph Eikenberry that fled south - I would be happy to hear about it.

Thanks and please feel free to share this info.

Barbara



 

Name: Reuben milestone <ben.23@sky.com.uk>
Date: 2007-12-19
Who are your related ancestors? Milestone
Where are they from? North Yorkshire England
Comments:
Just wonder if you can trace your ancestors back to the united kingdom?.
 

Name: april ann trevino <charlieapril@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-12-12
Who are your related ancestors? FOLLIS/ NESBIT
Where are they from? Chicago/ indiana
Comments:
hi
i think your site is awesome.. i felt very connected with all these people somehow..my family originates in chicago i think with my great great grand father Wilbur Follis(late 1800's)... my grandfather Harold a Follis senior married to my grandmother martha mae nesbit follis and my father is Harold albert follis, i have an aunt mary follis and an uncle dave follis.. my brother chris follis and sister katherine follis and myself april ann follis now reside in san antonio tx... we have lost touch with any other follis's out there that we may be related to so if anyone reads this and finds a connection send me an email we can compare leaves on our trees..lol

 

Name: Dan Follis <dtf104@wiu.edu>
Date: 2007-12-09
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? chicago IL
Comments:
By the way my Dad's name is Thomas and his father's name was
William. I never met my Grandpa but heard from parents that he claimed to be English even though he was Irish.... If anyone know of these names contact me. My Dad also has a brother named Chris Follis.

P.S.
Anyone with the last name FOLLIS is cool; (Google it)

 

Name: Dan Follis <dtf104@wiu.edu>
Date: 2007-12-09
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? chicago IL
Comments:
i found your website interesting. I always wanted to know where i was from and how common or uncommon our name was.
 

Name: Barbara Domek <barbjsd@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-04
Who are your related ancestors? Royer/Holl
Where are they from? Germany/Switzerland
Comments:
found your website while searching for Royer history. Sebastian Royer, from Bohl Ger (to Pennsylvania c1718), is my
great great great great great great great great grandfather! I have lots of info on this line of descendants, but have been searching for photos. Feel free to email me!

 

Name: john follis <rjcf@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 2007-12-02
Who are your related ancestors? follis
Where are they from? ireland
Do you have a web page? www.familytreedna.com/public/follis
Comments:
Hi Stan,
Following my last comments to you I have now set up a Follis surname Project the aim of which is to investigate whether all the Follis groups in the US and the rest of the world are genetically related. Anyone willing to participete would be most welcome and the advantage of Y DNA testing via this project is that the price of the basic test is significantly reduced. If you go to: http://www.familytreedna.com and click on Surname Projects and then find Follis, click on the name and you can see what I have been up to as well as accessing the Web Site.
I can be contacted either using my e-mail as above or as:follisadministrator@wanadoo.fr
Best wishes to all the US Follis',
John Follis


 

Name: Martha (Fallis) Fairchild <marthaefair@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-28
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Indiana - Kentucky
Comments:
My granddad George Laffey Fallis was born in Indiana 1868, His father Robert James Fallis - Follis - Fallas - .... claims he and his father were Kentucky born
 

Name: Darrell Brewster Brunelli <darrellaree@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-11-26
Who are your related ancestors? Brewster
Where are they from? Ohio -
Comments:
Hi, I'm looking for information on Lewis L. Brewster born in 1846 in Ohio. He was my great grandfather. He died in Dana, California in 1928. I saw your site for the Follis cemetery and saw the name Rebecca Brewster. Just wondered if she could be related to Lewis L. Brewster. If you have any information I would really appreciate it. Thank you, Darrell
 

Name: Carol <sportyq1975>
Date: 2007-11-09
Who are your related ancestors? Kingery
Where are they from? Union & Franklin County Indiana
Comments:
My Great Grandfather was Henry Lewis Kingery, son of William & Mary Kingery of Union County Indiana. That is as far as I got when my computer crashed! Now I have a new one so I am ready to go. My mother didn't know much about the Kingery side of her family so I am lost for now.
 

Name: Mike Kingery <Plking021@earthlink.net>
Date: 2007-11-05
Who are your related ancestors? Kingery from John/Magdalene
Where are they from? West Melbourne Florida
Comments:
Mike Kingery Melbourne Florida
 

Name: jodie schweickart <jakesnina05@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-02
Who are your related ancestors? kelker
Where are they from? ft wayne indiana
Comments:
my grandfather was donald kelker, iam not sure of what is fathers name was, he married a beatrice mills, he was a railroad engineer , and then worked at duriron. he passed away when i was very young,, would like to know if he is a realitive????????????Jodie Schweickart
 

Name: Scott A. Follis <sfollis@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-23
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Johnston City, Il
Comments:
Hi, I now live in Aurora, In. but actually grew up in Lawrenceburg, In. a skip and a hop away.
My Father, Richard Follis, and his Father, Paul Follis, were all from Johnston City, Il.
There is a Follis Cemetary up near Freeman Spur, Il. I once found on the internet, but unable to locate at this Time.
Also there is a "Fallis" cemetary just north of Vevay, In.

 

Name: Christopher Stewart <copperstewart@netzero.com>
Date: 2007-10-23
Who are your related ancestors? Stewart/Halsey/Neal/Toler
Where are they from? West Virginia/Virginia
Comments:
I am descended from Jacob Webb (c. 1725 VA) and Mary Austin (Henry -> Giles -> Martin -> James Madison "Max" -> Fannie).


I have found two alternatives for Jacob's ancsetry -- (his father is either John Webb II, m. Hannah Carter, OR James Webb, m. Elizabeth). I see you have both lines linked off your page... any idea which is the more accurrate, and why?


I have seen both of these online, but I haven't had much luck in tracking down the source of the divergence. Years ago, I did a lot of paper research and took the line back as far as Jacob with confidence. At that time I recorded the James Webb m. Elizabeth line, but my notes are incomplete and I don't know what convinced me that was correct. Now that I return to genealogy in the internet age, I've been able to push several family lines back but remain uncertain about who Jacob Webb's father was.

Do you know the source of these two alternative lines, and where the confusion originated?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Christopher Stewart

 

Name: Bonnie Fallis Babcock <vernbonnie@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-10-13
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Virginia
Comments:
Bonnie Fallis Babcock
 

Name: Cindee Roberts(Follis) <cindeelouwho6066@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-12
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Texarkana Texas
Comments:

 

Name: Cynthia M Roberts <cindeelouwho6066@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-09
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Texas (maybe)
Comments:
I have been searching for my Grandfather and Family for lots of years and can't seem to find anything. His name was Otto Berry Follis.
 

Name: Jill Morton <jem9251@aol.com>
Date: 2007-09-18
Who are your related ancestors? Johnson
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
My family lineage is as follows:

Margaret E Morton was the daughter of Frank Rudolph and Ethel Mae Johnson who was the daughter of John Johnson and Minerva Follis who was the daughter (one of many)of Daniel Follis and Lucinda Zook.

I was surfing around the internet looking for family history and to my surprised when I googled Lucinda Zook your website came up. I would be interested in any family information that you might have. I have in my possession some family photos with Lucinda and many of her children.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jill Morton

 

Name: John Follis <rjcf@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 2007-09-08
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Cavan, Ireland
Comments:
Hi Stan,
What a great site! I have been dropping in from time to time over the last year and it has spurred me on in my quest to find more about the origins of the name and the various Follis groups. As far as I can see there are groups in Italy, France, Ireland, Britain and the USA. I have recently had my DNA tested by Family Tree DNA in the hope of finding a close match to someone with a name like Follis from the 19665 names listed so far. My results can be seen on http://www.ysearch.org/ and my ID is J87Z3. I just wonder if any Follis/Fallis on your site has had their DNA tested and would like to contact me? If not, then is anyone tempted to go the DNA route as well? A close match establishes once and for all a common family link.
Best wishes,
John Follis.

 

Name: Carole Essig <carriestjames@bt.com>
Date: 2007-09-02
Who are your related ancestors? Essig
Where are they from? St Gallon, Switzerland
Comments:
Always thought I was the only Essig in the world until googling it last night - amazing!
 

Name: Luther Follis <lgfollis@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-26
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? VA TN TX OR ?
Comments:
Great work!!!

We have talked before,been a long time. I need information
on Thomas H Follis born 1 Oct 1916 in TN. He is the son of William P Follis SR. and Nancy Lucinda Mayes.

I personally hand copied this name and birth date from a family bible owned by Roy D Follis of Alamo, TN.This was in about 1990. There is no death date for Thomas. However he is mentioned in his father's will as to receve the family farm at his fathers death. I have found marriages for Thomas to Polly Ann Bird 2 jun 1842 in Scott County, MO and to Elizabeth A Jones 22 Dec 1859 in Madison County, TN.

I saw the original marriage licens of Thomas and Polly in the Sulphur Springs, Texas Court House, while doing research in 1990. Why it was there is a mystery.

Goodwin M Follis, a brother to Thomas, had a son named Thomas H who is burried in Cumby, TX same county as Sulphur Springs, TX. This Thomas was born 1 jan 1846 in Madison Co, TN.

Goodwon Is my G G grandfather.

What happened to the older Thomas???? Help anyone

LUTHER FOLLIS

 

Name: Dennis Fallis <dbfallis@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-25
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Greece
Comments:
Hi,

I have found your webpage very interesting. My family is from central Greece and shares the same last name (Fallis). I have yet to trace the origins before the 1800's but suspect they are not related to yours.

Thanks for putting this together and best of luck to you.

Regards,
Dennis Fallis

 

Name: Mary Alice Shulman <m22shul@provide.net>
Date: 2007-08-05
Who are your related ancestors? Webb
Where are they from? Greene Co, Ohio
Comments:
There are numerous errors available on this family, but one I just saw needs correcting. I think it is quite clear that the Webb who owned land on the Blackwater in Franklin Co, VA connecting to a Kelly is not this one but rather one that moved to KY. Leah Webb with appropriate dates is found there in Webster Co. I have coresponded with a descendant. Also ours moved to Ohio before "Hal" moved to Flloyd Co., VA so info suggesting that that is the "heartland" of the VA Webbs is simply wrong.
 

Name: Brian Ackerman <brian_ackerman@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-29
Who are your related ancestors? Ikenberry
Where are they from? Peter, Sr.
Do you have a web page? http://www.landarchinc.com
Comments:
My great grandmother was grace ikenberry, and I found our family tree history done in the 50s tracing back to Peter Ikenberry immigrating here in 1731 and cam across your page.
 

Name: Roy Kiser <rraughey@aol.com>
Date: 2007-07-25
Who are your related ancestors? Zumbrun
Where are they from? Maryland
Comments:
Enjoyed your notes on Zumbrun family. Johann Zumbrun had a son Jacob (1793 - 1868). Jacob is documented as a soldier in the War of 1812. He was stationed in the defense of Baltimore and his unit was near Fort McHenry during the bombardment. His daughter Margaret married my second great grandfather William Kiser. Jacob was a saddle maker and at one time a justice of the peace in Carroll County.

A son of William and Margaret (Elmer Grant Kiser) moved to Adams county Ohio where he married Arminda Nixon. The family continued west to Nebraska, Kansas, and then to Colorado which is where I live.

 

Name: kevin reynolds <kar46953@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-27
Who are your related ancestors? Webb, Martin, Fallis, Follis
Where are they from? Madison Co, IN & Greene County, OH
Comments:
My gg grandmother Rebecca Ann Martin 1818-1854 was married to Henry Webb 1817-1889 in Greene Co Ohio on October 9 1833.Rebecca is descended from Jacob Martin who married Rebecca Fallis.
"My Family Webb" & "My Family Fallis/Follis" are posted at Rootsweb.com

 

Name: Daniel Maenle Sr. <maenledp@netzero.net>
Date: 2007-06-19
Who are your related ancestors? follas
Where are they from? Delphos
Comments:
Grandmother's maiden name is spelled Follis on my Mother's birth certifice.
 

Name: Robert J. Follis <rjfollis16@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-06-13
Who are your related ancestors? Follis (Follies)
Where are they from? Maternal - nee LoPresti (San Biaggio Platani, Sicily) Paternal, Chicago, IL
Comments:
The original name for my family was "Follies" as my Paternal Grandfather was from France. As with most European immigrants passing through Ellis Island, the name was changed most likely due to ignorance and/or a poor spelling background. Have realtives in Philly and New Jersey, Barry Follis and David Follis. Other than my family and theirs, I have no knowledge of other Follis Family members. Would like to find out more if any existed.....Thanks
 

Name: DANIEL WEINBROM <YAELYON@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2007-05-22
Comments:
I PURCHASED AN OLD COAT OF ARMS OIL [APPROX.3' SQUARE] MOUNTED IN A WOODED FRAME. I AM WONDERING IF IT IS OF MAJOR VALUE AND WHERE TO SELL THIS ITEM. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE. RESPECTFULLY YOURS,

DANIEL WEINBROM
590 SALEM AVE.
YORK, PA. 17401
PH/FAX 717-843-1727


 

Name: Abigail Frost <savemaumee@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-17
Who are your related ancestors? Frost
Where are they from? Germany and France (Alsas Loraine)
Do you have a web page? www.savemaumee.org
Comments:
Nice Site! Did you do that yourself! Just wanted to check our yours because you so kindly checked out mine!
Thank you for your interest in our 3 Rivers, they definately held lots of history for our ancestors!
abby

 

Name: Ellan Austin <ellanaustin@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-13
Who are your related ancestors? Austin
Where are they from? England/South africa
Comments:
Great website.
 

Name: Charlene Anne Follis Oliva <PlainChar@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-22
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
My cousin Diane Follis told me about you! My dad (John Victorine Follis) gathered some information from his family before he died in 1994 at age 71. I can pass this information on to you, if interested. There were several brothers and sisters of my grandfather (Cleve Follis). Some interesting stories too. My great grandmother was also Malinda Guance. I believe I have a picture of them. Let me know. Charlene
 

Name: R Mac <myfamilyhistory@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-03-20
Comments:
Hi, I saw your post to me on the Ancestry.com posting boards and I don't think your Margaret is mine, my Margaret is a Myers she married a Jacob Ziegler.

Here is a link to my Zieglers with some scans I posted to show how I got my info.
http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=311746&pid=-2097097184

Not to say there could not be a connection somewhere!


 

Name: Pamela Sue Follis Allen <pam.allen@choicepoint.com>
Date: 2007-03-20
Who are your related ancestors? George James Follis II
Where are they from? Southern IL
Comments:
My father was George James Follis III I hope someone has some information about his family. My grandmother was Mary Foiles Follis and she was from Kampsville IL. Thanks
 

Name: Stan Follis <stanfollis@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-03-17
Who are your related ancestors? FOLLIS
Where are they from? See this web site
Comments:
Diane your John FOLLIS is most likely son of Isaac, son of Isaac FALLIS and Mercy VAUGHAN of the FALLIS Pioneer Cemetery. We need more research to confirm or refute my speculation. Welcome to the FOLLIS Family!
 

Name: Brandon Fallis <bluedragon2324@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-17
Where are they from? Portland or
Comments:
IM very interisted in where I come from.
 

Name: Diane Follis <dianefollis@msn.com>
Date: 2007-03-16
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
I enjoyed your site. My great-grandfather's name was John Follis, married to Malinda Guance in Johnson County, Indiana May 17, 1869. I became interested in finding out more about them when I received some information and a few pictures from a cousin. I subscribed to Ancestry.com but have been too busy for the last few years to pursue it. I am inspired by your site to pick it up again. Thanks.
 

Name: Margaret Schmidt <schmidtm@bcbsil.com>
Date: 2007-03-14
Who are your related ancestors? Essig
Where are they from? Indiana
Comments:
Hi, George,

Below I've listed the children of Simon Essig. Adam and Jacob were two of his sons, not his brothers.

Simon Essig, born December 27, 1754 near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland; in Revolution, and served as blacksmith in Battles of Trenton and Princeton. He and his son George enlisted in the War of 1812 and served in the Battle of Lake Erie. Simon Essig married Julianna Margaret Schneer/Schnerr in 1781 (often called Schwarrin) March 1781. They were the parents of several sets of twins. Simon died March 18, 1851 or 2 in Canton, Ohio.

Children of Simon Essig and Julia Schneer are:
Magdalena Essig, born November 15, 1782, York, Pennsylvania;
died 1859-62. She married Mr. Wike.
Polly Essig, born about 1783, York County, Pennsylvania;
died Bef. 1808.
Elizabeth Essig, born September 14, 1784, York, Pennsylvania;
died 1859. She married Mr. Becher.
John Essig, born September 22, 1786, York, Pennsylvania; married Suzanna
Holtz; died 1857. Children are Betsy Essig, born 1811; married
Wartzler,in Ohio, died 1857; Julia Essig, 1812, married Peter Bowman, died 1863; Susan Essig, 1817, Married John Harshey, Ill.; Simon Essig, 1819, married Polly Wertenberger, marriedElizabeth Enlow Clark, died 1893; Sally Essig, 1821-1886; John Essig, 1825-1907; Polly Essig, 1829-1924; Kate Essig.
Adam Essig, born September or November 22, 1786-88 in York County, PA;
died January 09, 1866 in Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio.
Jacob Essig, born April 08, 1791, Adams, Pennsylvania;
died September 14, 1874, Stark, Ohio.
David Essig, born 1794, Adams, Pennsylvania; died 1856.
George Essig, born 1794; died 1856.
Julia Essig, born October 22, 1797, Adams, Pennsylvania;
married Mr. Miller.
Sarah Essig, born October 22, 1797, Adams, Pennsylvania;
died February 17, 1858 in Stark County, Ohio.
Samuel Essig, born February 9 1802 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania;
died November 3, 1873.
Catherine Essig, born April 4, 1804 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania;
died January 22, 1887. She married Mr. Pontius.
William H. Essig, born April 9, 1804, Cumberland, Pennsylvania;
died 1872. (Catherine and William were twins.)
Rebecca Essig, born May 7, 1806, Cumberland, Pennsylvania;
died October 11, 1896. She married Mr. Pontius.

 

Name: Margaret Schmidt <schmidtm@bcbsil.com>
Date: 2007-03-12
Who are your related ancestors? Essig
Where are they from? Switzerland
Comments:
I, too, am a descendant of Simon Essig. I'd love to share
whatever information you have about him and will give you what I have about my line of descent.
Cordially,
Margaret Schmidt
Chicago

 

Name: Helen <type.assist@virgin.net>
Date: 2007-03-03
Who are your related ancestors? Thaxter
Where are they from? Norfolk, UK
Comments:
Just browsing through search engines, my grandparents don't appear to be on 1891 or 1901 censuses and I'm stuck back at 1705! Hope you don't mind me nosing just to see if you've any of my relatives.
 

Name: Julie Oswalt (Mother of Kevin Oswalt - Troop 75) <jgoswalt@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-19
Comments:
Looks great. Bill Green told me of your website and I love the pictures you have put in here.
 

Name: kathleen gordon vargas <altairenegordon@charter.net>
Date: 2007-02-13
Who are your related ancestors? fallis and vaughn
Where are they from? kentucy, virginia, missouri okla.
Comments:
my fallis family was richard m. fallis b. feb 10, 1825 henry co. ky.father george fallis b. sept 19, 1806 ky. mother paulene crawford. martha ann vaughn b.aug 4, 1828 ky. father josiah jackson vaughn. ky.his father enos vaughn virginia. martha ann vaughn mother to caroline c. fallis b. oct 10,1861 harrison co. missouri.my great grand mother. searching for family that may have known her place of death. thank you kathleen gordon vargas.
 

Name: kathleen gordon vargas <altairenegordon@charter.net>
Date: 2007-02-13
Who are your related ancestors? fallis and vaughn
Where are they from? kentucy, virginia, missouri okla.
Comments:
my fallis family was richard m. fallis b. feb 10, 1825 henry co. ky.father george fallis b. sept 19, 1806 ky. mother paulene crawford. martha ann vaughn b.aug 4, 1828 ky. father josiah jackson vaughn. ky.his father enos vaughn virginia. martha ann vaughn mother to caroline c. fallis b. oct 10,1861 harrison co. missouri.my great grand mother. searching for family that may have known her place of death. thank you kathleen gordon vargas.
 

Name: Richard Purkey <Rpurkey7@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-05
Who are your related ancestors? Purkey
Where are they from? Switzerland,Pennsylvania, Ohio
Comments:
My great grandmother was a Perrin, married to a Fallis. This Fallis family migrated from Ireland and Wales to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio.
 

Name: Bentley Fallis <BFallis749@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-02
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Comments:
excellent job!
 

Name: kevin reynolds <kevinreynolds0212@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-01-25
Who are your related ancestors? Webb Martin Follis Fallis Springer Todd Day Huff Boring Hiatt Hollingsworth Krugh
Where are they from? in<oh<va & in<oh<nc & in<oh<va<md<de<ma<eire<eng
Comments:
see Rootsweb databases kevinreynolds_w for webb, kevinreynolds_f for fallis/follis, kevinreynolds_m for martin, kevinreynolds_h for hollingsworth, kevinreynolds_t for todd, kevinreynolds_k for krugh
 

Name: kevin reynolds <kevinreynolds0212@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-01-18
Who are your related ancestors? Webb
Where are they from? IN<OH<VA<ENG
Comments:
My lineage: Kevin Reynolds1960(Freda Webb1921, Noah Ellsworth Webb1880-1948, Jacob Austin Webb1852-1936, Henry Webb1817-1889, Austin Webb1786-1859, James Webb1755-1808 )
 

Name: kevin reynolds <kar46953@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-06
Who are your related ancestors? Webb, Martin Fa(o)llis, Springer
Where are they from? VA OH IN
Comments:
Kevin Reynolds 3824 Hubbard Marion Indiana 46953
I am 7th g-grandson of James Webb b 1755. My line goes this way: K Reynolds, Freda Webb, Noah Ellsworth Webb, Jacob Austin Webb, Henry Webb, Austin Webb, James Webb

 

Name: Joe Sims <joesims@roadrunner.com>
Date: 2006-12-24
Who are your related ancestors? Sims
Do you have a web page? http://www.gjsims.com/
Comments:
I have handwritten letters from Isaac and Tommy Follis to their wife and Mother,Elizabeth written in 1862. Two of the letters are on my website. I have others.
Please contact me.

 

Name: Cindy McFarlane Alvarado <spud54@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-12-15
Who are your related ancestors? Cramer,Bennett, Randall, Ritz
Where are they from? Washington State
Comments:
I love your website, my third great grandmother is also Sarah Essig who married John Cramer, who had my second great grandmother Catherine Ann,who married George Bennett, and they indeed were in Michigan according to census records, but the entire family moved to Northern Idaho, and
Catherine had my first great grandmother who was Sarah and she married Clarence Randall they lived in northern Washington state, they had my grandmother Adah, she married
Norris Ritz, and they had my mother Florence who married my father Bob McFarlane.The majority of my mothers family live in northern Washington state, but I live in California, Because I'm researching all family lines you have information I didn't have on the Cramers. I'm wondering if you have any info on the Schollenbergers.Would enjoy talking with you. Cindy

 

Name: Jackie Smith- Fallis <JJKBatIndy@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-12-14
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis/Pryor
Where are they from? IN, MO, KY, VA
Comments:
Hi!
You called me on the phone and sent me a multipage page letter trying to track ALL the Fallis'families about 4 years ago. I am just now starting my husband's "Fallis" family tree. I hope I do as well a job as you! I'm sure we connect somewhere! [Oldest documented relative I have now is George Rittenhouse Fallis] I enjoyed reading your website. TTFN.

 

Name: Gerald Simmons <gsimmons@nwi.net>
Date: 2006-11-20
Who are your related ancestors? Forman
Where are they from? VA, KY, OH
Comments:
My 6th greatgrandfather is Benjamin Forman who died in 1828 in Clark Co., Ohio. He was your Rachel Forman Timmons' father. I would like to exchange information with you.
 

Name: Sandy Becker Herve <adaliaann@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-19
Who are your related ancestors? BECKER-LANE-WEBB-FALLIS
Where are they from? OH, IN, CA
Comments:
Stan,
Thank you for the site on the FALLIS Cemetery in Greene Co., OH. I am also descended from Isaac and Mercy (VAUGHAN) FALLIS.
Their daughter Mary FALLIS who married Jacob (Jake) Mulford WEBB are my GGG Grandparents. Delila Ann WEBB who married John Lewis LAYNE or LANE are my GG Grandparents.

 

Name: Stan Follis <stan468@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-09
Who are your related ancestors? FOLLIS
Where are they from? Virginia
Do you have a web page? This is my web site
Comments:
Isaac FALLIS the drummer boy is the brother to my line Jacob FALLIS and Sarah SPRINGER of Shenandoah/Page County, Virginia.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sfollis/follis/follis_families.html
Isaac's descendants are found in Kentucky and Missouri. He may have FOLLIS slave descendants in Indianapolis, IN.

 

Name: Virginia Rounsaville <Ubique@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-06
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Kentucky
Comments:
Isaac Fallis was a drummer boy in the American Revolution. He received a land grant in Kentucky for his service.
 

Name: Greg Andrew <gandrew988@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-19
Who are your related ancestors? Andrew
Where are they from? centerville/greene county
Comments:
My great, great, great grandfather, George Andrew built the house at Wilmington Pike and Clyo, currently the two story yellow brick "First Title" building next to the BP Gas Station. His brother, James Andrew had a house on the west side of the road on Wilmington Pike just north of Whipp Rd. James had moved there from a house he had on Feedwire Road (i don't know which one). Interesting.
 

Name: Bob Follas <sallofbob@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-18
Who are your related ancestors? Follas
Where are they from? Sylvania, Ohio (Toledo)
Comments:
Great website!

Jacob Fallis and Hannah Kingery were my great-great-great grandparents. My line is William Martin - James Bedford - Doris Clifton - Joseph Bernard.

We're probably so removed that we can't offer anything to each other relating to genealogy, but I wanted you to know that I think you've done a great job with your web site.

Bob Follas

 

Name: Patti Hall <phall225@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
Who are your related ancestors? Swank - Gill
Where are they from? PA KY OH IN
Comments:
Hi Stan:

I visited your site and it is great.

Patti

 

Name: Gerald Simmons <gsimmons@nwi.net>
Date: 2006-09-11
Who are your related ancestors? Forman
Where are they from? VA, KY, OH
Comments:
I have the will of Rachel Furman Timmons father Benjamin Furman from 1828 Clark Co., OH.
I would like to hear from you and exchange notes.
Gerry

 

Name: Greg Hutchinson <Vinswitch@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-23
Comments:
Thank you so much for the great website about the cemetery. I grew up in Kettering and was a young teenager in the early to mid 1970's when we used to ride our bikes to Magee Park. We always went past the cemetery and stopped to look around. It was all overgrown at that time but we still were amazed at the age of the tombstones. Thanks again for bringing back a childhood memory!
 

Name: Sarah Banz <sbanzcm@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Who are your related ancestors? Elmer, Winward, Robertson, Fallis
Where are they from? Oregon
Comments:
I am also a descendant of the Fallis line. My great grandmother was Laura Ann Fallis, daughter of John Willis Fallis & Sarah Ann Barker. They go back to Isaac Fallis and Mercy Vaughn. Your site of the cemetery is wonderful. I live in Louisiana with my husband and 4 small boys. This is a great way for me to see the cemetery. Thank you.
 

Name: Annette Maichen <sight2c@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-26
Who are your related ancestors? Krewson, Kreuson, Crusan
Where are they from? PA, IN, OH, IA
Comments:
I just started. I haven't looked around yet.
 

Name: susan eakins <susaneakins@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-10
Who are your related ancestors? thurston
Where are they from? edwardsport,indiana
Comments:
my mother was norma lee thurston,her father was john ellsworth thurston,his father was john roll thurston,and his father was peter h thurston,and his father was matthew william thurston i am trying to find out where they connect with all these thurston i read about on the forums and know of them come up with any of these names,so i'm lost.any help would be most grateful. thank you,also i have their wifes names and some dates and children.
 

Name: Stan Follis <stan468@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-30
Who are your related ancestors? FOLLIS
Where are they from? United States - Ireland - Scotland
Do you have a web page? You are looking at it!
Comments:
To answer the question about plants to grow in 10% sun I added a paragraph to my garden page http://mywebpages.comcast.net/stanfollis/ suggesting visits to garden walks, neighborhoods, parks, and nurseries at different times of the season to see what you like.

To answer the cemetery plant question I added a paragraph at the bottom of my cemetery plant page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sfollis/cemetery_plants.html addressing some observations and experiences planting in cemeteries.

 

Name: Sheldon Munro <sheldon1ruth2@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-05-29
Who are your related ancestors? Munro
Where are they from? Scotland
Comments:
Very interesting! Will attempt to to find and grow some of the plants you have worked with. Do you have any thoughts on what to plant in areas that recieve only about 10% sun?

Thanks,
Sheldon Munro

 

Name: john <jjrusnak2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-29
Who are your related ancestors? rusnak
Where are they from? nj
Comments:
I want to use bulbs for a cemetery plot,full sun. I want flowers in spring, summer, and fall. I want no maintenance--no removal of bulbs for winter. What bulbs do you recommend?
 

Name: Mark Follis <mcofollis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-05
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Fermanagh, Ireland
Comments:
Hi Stan

My name is Mark Follis and I was born in Fermanagh Northern Ireland. I have started tracing my family roots and have found that most of my ancestors came from Cavan in Southern Ireland, just across the border from Fermanagh. The name Follis is not very common in Ireland today; I believe a lot of them emigrated to Canada and the US around the time of the potato famine.
We pronounce Follis beginning with foll as in follow. However in Fermanagh Follis and Fallis are pronounced very similar. Fallis beginning with fall as in: to fall over. There has always been a bit of banter between the Follis family, we would insist that Fallis is pronounced as you have stated, like Fallas as in i.e. Dallas.
Follistown in county Meath, Ireland has been called Follistown since before 1642, and was derived from the surname Follis. However as yet I have found no records of a Follis family ever having lived there.
It is difficult to say when the name originally came to Ireland, as there are three possible periods, the Norman invasion of Ireland, the Plantation of Ireland by King Henry the VIII of England or the follow up plantation by his daughter Queen Elizabeth the 1st.
As for the Follis name coming over with King William at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, Im not sure, there may have been members of the Follis family who fought at the Battle of the Boyne, but I have found no records yet. Also Follistown is very close to the Boyne, however as I stated earlier Follistown was named before 1642.
Almost all records of Follis in Ireland have been Church of Ireland, i.e. Protestant.

Hope this answers some of your questions.

All the Best

Mark

 

Name: Mark Follis <mcofolli@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-05
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Fermanagh, Ireland
Comments:
Hi Stan

My name is Mark Follis and I was born in Fermanagh Northern Ireland. I have started tracing my family roots and have found that most of my ancestors came from Cavan in Southern Ireland, just across the border from Fermanagh. The name Follis is not very common in Ireland today; I believe a lot of them emigrated to Canada and the US around the time of the potato famine.
We pronounce Follis beginning with foll as in follow. However in Fermanagh Follis and Fallis are pronounced very similar. Fallis beginning with fall as in: to fall over. There has always been a bit of banter between the Follis family, we would insist that Fallis is pronounced as you have stated, like Fallas as in i.e. Dallas.
Follistown in county Meath, Ireland has been called Follistown since before 1642, and was derived from the surname Follis. However as yet I have found no records of a Follis family ever having lived there.
It is difficult to say when the name originally came to Ireland, as there are three possible periods, the Norman invasion of Ireland, the Plantation of Ireland by King Henry the VIII of England or the follow up plantation by his daughter Queen Elizabeth the 1st.
As for the Follis name coming over with King William at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, Im not sure, there may have been members of the Follis family who fought at the Battle of the Boyne, but I have found no records yet. Also Follistown is very close to the Boyne, however as I stated earlier Follistown was named before 1642.
Almost all records of Follis in Ireland have been Church of Ireland, i.e. Protestant.

Hope this answers some of your questions.

All the Best

Mark

 

Name: Olivia Kay Fallis Merrick <comerrick@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-05-02
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? George Fallis 1690 Wales
Comments:
I am pretty sure we are related. But when did your side change from Fallis to Follis? Just Curious because I keep on running into doing my genealogy.
Olivia

 

Name: Al Price <invent_4_hir@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-05-01
Comments:
Stan, just got around to checking your website. Your photos are excellent given the lighting conditions normally found there (trees on all but the west side). Your web site is pretty extensive and professional. A real tribute to your forefathers! Al
 

Name: Steve Berryhill <ladyeagles@aol.com>
Date: 2006-04-24
Who are your related ancestors? Berryhill
Where are they from? Va, Pa, NC
Comments:
Stanley I made the old Fallis Cemetery sign many years ago (around 1980) when my son was in the Cub Scouts. His troop cleaned up the cemetery, which was a service project done every few years. I have a list of people buried in the cemetery which I got from the Greene Co. Gen. Society (1983). I am also one of the Bellbrook/Sugarcreek members doing research for another history book, this one emphasizing Township history. I have recorded land transfers from 1800 to 1896 and will be glad to share that info. The Berryhill's were in the area before 1810 and some other relatives even earlier. I'm sure they knew the Fallis family. Steve
 

Name: Liz Eubanks <eaeubanks@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-24
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? KY to MO to OK
Comments:
OK from Harrison Co. MO, from Henry KY.
 

Name: Patte Fallis Titus <chexsix@mac.com>
Date: 2006-03-23
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Oklahoma
Comments:
How exciting after all of these years to know so many other Fallis are out there. Patte


 

Name: Holly Vogt <hvogt@mchsi.com>
Date: 2006-03-21
Who are your related ancestors? Allen/Hanawalt /Kinsel
Where are they from? Pennsylvania
Comments:
I saw your website listed on the Brethren RootsWeb and I was interested in the name Heckman. My ggggrandmother was Salome Heckman. She married Joseph Kinsel and one of their daughters, Rebecca married Henry Allen. Also, Rebecca's brother, Jacob, married Henry's sister, Mary Ann Allen. My mother's maiden name was Allen. I was interested to see if there is any connection between your Heckmans and mine. Holly Fleisher Vogt
 

Name: Kristy Niblack <tniblack1@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-03-11
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Fort Wayne, Indiana
Comments:
I wanted to start putting together a family tree with as much information as I could, so I could give it to family memebers, and for my children to have when they grow up. I am doing the family tree for both sides of the family mine, and my Husbands. My Dad told me to lookup your website because you had already done a family tree on the Follis side. My Dad is I believe your cousin, Phillip C. Follis.
 

Name: Anna <annalockhart@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2006-03-10
Who are your related ancestors? Fallis
Where are they from? Green Co. Ohio
Comments:
Your site is very interesting. I appreciate all your work. My great-great grand father was William H.H. Fallis. Born in Greene Co. Ohio 1835. I have copies of his Honorable Discharge - Grand Army of the Republic. His son, my great grand father was Basil Fallis. He married Anna Simon. They had Roy, Mary Donald, Lester, Ruth.
I have not done much research but maybe this can help you. I would suspect your family and mine are distantly related due to the location and name (of course).

 

Name: Jerry Bonecutter <bonecugl@email.uc.edu>
Date: 2006-02-18
Who are your related ancestors? Manville/Horner/Rogers/Fallis
Where are they from? Greene County, Ohio
Comments:
Particularly, interested in the connection of Elizabeth Manvile Follis' connection to Colonel Rogers and the Horner family in Greene County.
 

Name: Barbara E. McIntosh <rtmcintosh@juno.com>
Date: 2005-12-15
Who are your related ancestors? Becker
Where are they from? Germany, Pennsylvania, Ohio
Comments:
This is an excellent web site. There are so many items to check out. The stories really add a lot to the site. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: MIKE FOLLIS <FOLLISM@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-12-13
Who are your related ancestors? FOLLIS
Comments:
Stan the page loks real good. Thanks for all your labor>
 

Name: Jay A. Follis <jfollis640@Gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-03
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Allegan, MI
Comments:
I just located this site of the Fallasburg Park in Lowell, MI near Grand Rapids. It has photos of the covered bridge and shows a state historic marker - have no clue if there is any connection.

http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/michigan/htm/2204102.htm

 

Name: Jay A. Follis <jfollis640@Gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-03
Who are your related ancestors? Follis
Where are they from? Allegan, MI
Comments:
Very interesting site.

Thomas J / Daniel / Monore / Walker / James / Jay

There is a Fallisburg park near Grand Rapids, MI that I have never researched its history but may be of interest.


 

Name: yvonne Prough <pro>
Date: 2005-11-26
Who are your related ancestors? Prough
Comments:
Nice site Stan.
 

Name: shawna wold <woldshawna@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-12
Who are your related ancestors? fallis
Where are they from? wales about 1692
Comments:
just thought u would be interested in some of the history of the fallis, i have cousin in tulsa who has all the details, and George Fallis came over on boat from wales with william pen.....in about 1692 he was a quaker with wife and two children....they settled in ohio (i think) and then migrated to Shawnee Oklahoma...
 

Name: Stan Follis <stan368@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-10-26
Who are your related ancestors? FOLLIS
Where are they from? Indiana
Do you have a web page? http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sfollis/index.html
Comments:
Testing the FOLLIS Family Guestbook October 26, 2005