Valentin Brönner

Genealogy of Dennis Partridge

Pedigree of Francoise Meunier

Mathurin Meunier and Francoise Fafard

My 10th great grandparents were Mathurin Meunier and Françoise Fafard. This is their story. Mathurin Meunier was born to Rene Lemonnier and Marie Leroux in St-Lambert de Clermont, France. He was baptized at the parish church, St-Lambert de Clermont, on 22 Apr 1619. It is likely his baptism occurred within…
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Map of Washington County, Vermont

A Cluster of Williams’

I noticed today that I had not recorded the 1860 census for Eunice (Crane) Williams. I found her in the 1860 census, but while looking at the census page I realized that there was a cluster of Williams’ families in Roxbury. Of the 15 families numbered #763-777, six of them…
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Pedigree of Eleazer M Williams

The Family of William Williams and Eunice B. Crane

William Williams and Eunice B. Crane are my second gr-grandparents on my father’s side. William Williams parentage remains one of my few remaining brick walls. WILLIAM1 WILLIAMS1-6 was born in 1791 (Based on age of William on headstone. Conflicting evidence is recorded on his death record, which dates his birth…
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Cape Porpoise, Kennebunk hand painted photograph by Charles Henry Sawyer

The Durrell Family of Cape Porpoise

Philip Durrell, the progenitor of the Durrell family of Maine and New Hampshire, immigrated from Guernsey, according to family tradition, and first appears in New England records on 20 Feb 1689/90, when his mark was affixed to a New Hampshire province petition. While his original settlement was in Exeter, Philip…
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Pedigree showing Sally Fisher from my grandfather Everett Partridge.

Sally Fisher of Lyndon Vermont

Sally (Susan) Fisher was probably born between 1805 and 1815 in the sleepy little town of Lyndon Vermont. Little is known of her childhood, but she was able to read and write in her adult years, so she probably attended local schools in her early life. Lyndon Vermont is a…
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Baptismal record for Marguerite 3

Marguerite, Illégitime, “Anonime” – Who Is She??? – Part 2

In the first part of this series I explained how I was making an effort to further my chances of matches through Ancestry DNA by expanding my Grénier lines downward from siblings of my Grénier ancestors. In conducting this research I came across an interesting marriage record between Francois Henn…
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Marriage Record for Francois Henn (Haine) and Marguerite Anonime

Marguerite, Illégitime, “Anonime” – Who Is She??? – Part 1

In an effort to further my chance of making matches through Ancestry DNA, over the past week I have been expanding my Grénier lines downward from siblings of my Grénier ancestors. In conducting this research I came across an interesting marriage record between Francois Henn and Marguerite Illégitime Anonime. This…
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Valentin Brönner

My Great Grandfather Valentin Brönner

I came across an old photograph in my mother’s album of old family photographs which depicted my great-grandfather, Valentin Brönner, and several of his fellow soldiers posed in a unusual manner. Considering the time frame that this occurred (1918) and the fact that Germany would shortly surrender, moral should have…
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