Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 10:39:29 -0700
I found some more information that I wanted to pass along to you.... If you want to know where I fit in, Daniel, son of Gabriel, at the very top of page 22 in David Dutcher's book, is my gt-gt-gt-grandfather.
We have a few mysteries you might be able to help with, one of which fades out practically in your own backyard. We have a lost branch who actually got lost because Daniel's son, Mortimer, got a girl into trouble. Her father came after him. He hightailed it out of Michigan, changed his name to James Monroe (not too original) and wound up in Chicago. He'd married a woman named Jennie and had 4 sons. He was killed on the job in the trainyards and his widow tried to collect his Civil War pension. They told her there was no one by that name in his regiment. The Government collected all the info from the family and found out what had happened but didn't tell his widow. They moved to Los Angeles. The last info I have on them is a letter from his son, Howard, who was still living in Los Angeles in 1930. I would love to mmake contact with anyone from that family who is interested in genealogy and isn't a criminal or in dire financial straits(smile). Any ideas?
Date: 97-08-08 13:37:58 EDT
I have connected my Duychers back to the books. It is Wilhelm>Jan>Roelof>Gabriel>John>Gabriel>Daniel>Daniel Jr.>Harvey Grant>Lydia(my grandmother). My ancestor Daniel left NY and came to MI in 1830. There are lots of his descendants in the area.