Most of the individuals listed on this site are Germanic ancestors who came directly to Missouri, while others first went to Illinois and Nebraska before coming to the Show-Me state.  The genealogies of English and Irish ancestors who made their way from the colonies to the Midwest are also detailed.

The primary focus of this web site will be the genealogy of the author and his siblings, though other research projects may also be included.  Thank you for visiting.  Please let me know if you have any questions or corrections.

Germanic Ancestry

Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg
 

Biller, Brehm, Capler gen. Bautz, Frey, Gaiser, Herdecker, Jochim, Krebs, Müller, Rick, Schenk, Schickner, Schnitzer, Schöffer, Vogt, von Adelsheim, von Bibelheim, von Elz, von Gossheim, von Gültlingen, Zendler

Bayern

Bayern
 

Brandmüller, Breunig, Buckel, Burger, Burkhardt, Deuerlein, Dietel, Diez, Döhla, Franck, Fischer (Straas), Fuchs, Gießelbrecht, Heinl, Hertrich, Hettel, Kießling, Knöringer, Krug, Laubender, Leupold, Löffler, Metzner, Meyer (Heinersdorf), Möller, Opel, Ortner, Prater, Prufinger, Purucker, Putz, Raithel, Reiter, Ruckdeschel, Rüdt von Collenberg, Rüger, Sachs (Straas), Schell, Schlegel, Schmidt, Schneider, Schott, Schwenold, Schweiger, Seidel, Solger, Staub, Steltzner, Strößner, Walther, Weber, Weinel, Wendler, Wolfrum, Zahn

Hessen

Hessen
 

Altenbrand, Arnold, Baier, Baral, Birkenbach, Blum, Breitung, Dücker, Ebert, Hering, Huhn, Landau, Leitsch, Mihm, Nennstiel, Niebling, Rausch, Reinmüller, Reith, Saam, Sachs (Friedewald), Schumann, Theuer, Trapp, Zentgraf, Zinn

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Blohm, Bröderdorf, Bull, Fuhrmann, Kagel, Lewerenz, Reimers, Scharping, Schlapmann, Schoknecht, Vatke, Westphal, Wiegert

Niedersachsen

Niedersachsen

Althoff, auf der Horst, Bar, Benne, Bössmann, Brüggemann, Buddenberg, Buermann, Diephaus, Doctor, Drecksträter, Duling, Düsterberg, Funke, Glüsenkamp, Grolle, Hage, Hellmich, Hohensträter, Hölscher, Janzing (Jansen), Kampmann, Langenheder, Lohmeier, Lothmann, Löwekamp, Marten, Meyer (zu Garthausen), Meyer (zu Uptrup), Meyer (zu Sehlingdorf), Möllmann, Natemeyer, Niewedde, Penning, Poggenbeck, Potthoff, Reker, Richter, Rolekynck, Rottmann, Schauf, Schlüter, Scholle, Schumpe, Schüttenberg, Seelmeyer, Sielschott, Steinbrück, Stutz, Sündorf, tho Nederweden, Timmermann, Tölkhaus, Tüting, Ubbing, Uhlmannsiek, vor der Hacke, Vorwald, Wamhoff, Wiebold, Wiebusch, Wischmeyer, Witte, Zelle, Zinselmeyer

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Nordrhein-Westfalen

auf dem Kampe, Avenhausen, Badde, Beckmann, Belter, Blotenberg, Bonemann, Breitenbach, Budde, Budesheim, Busch, Busch gen. Kording, Bußmeyer, Butenuth, Busch gen. Ploger, Deppermann, Dreier, Dröge, Dücker, Ellerbeck, Freuning, Geiner, Göbbel, Grote, Hagemann, Heringlake, Hilker, Holtermann, Holz, Hörmann, Hülsmann, Huxohl, Kindermann, Koch, Lodenkamper / Lodenkemper, Müssmann, Nolte, Pahne, Plöger, Pohl, Prange, Riepe, Rohden, Schierbaum, Schierenberg, Schlüter, Schröder, Seewöster, Siekendiek, Speckmann, Stratmann, Stüve, Tölke, Topp, Tubbesing, vorm Brocke, Vossiek, Wahle, Wedeking, Weecke, Wibbeke, Wiedey, Willmann, Wostbrock

Rheinland-Pfalz

Rheinland-Pfalz

Seibert

Saarland

Saarland

Baum, Küntzer (Kinser), Stephan

Sachsen-Anhalt

Sachsen-Anhalt

Arnecke, Behse / Böse, Bodenstein, Drosihn, Miehe, Oehme, Palm, Rasehorn, Schmidt, Wedemeier, Zimmermann, Zwies

Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein

Lankau, Schramm, Willms

Thuringen

Thüringen

Rudolph

 

English & Irish Ancestry

Devon County, England

Devon County, England

Abraham, Avery

Lincolnshire County, England

Lincolnshire County, England

Burton, Chesebrough, Stevenson, Wells

Donegal

County Donegal, Ireland

Lewis

 

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