Welcome To
FAMILY LINES
~ ONLINE
The Genealogy Homepage of
John and Joanne Fairman

 
WELCOME . . .

     Since childhood, I've wanted to know about my ancestors; where they lived and "what they did all day". I'm sure they thought about me...or, at least, what life would be like for their descendants. I was positive that our attic must be filled with treasures. I wanted to find the old trunk that was filled with old gowns, photos, letters home from the Revolutionary War and even the letter written to 'me' by my 6th great grandmother. (Yaaaaright!) I even made my mother lift me up, so that I could peek into the attic. She told me there was nothing there, but I didn't believe her. Well, she was right. Cough! Cough! Dust, insulation and bat droppings. Ok, let's try the garage. Not there, either. Hmm...get the shovel. Let's try the backyard.

     Until I went 'Online', I learned very little about our family history. Then it happened! In the last few years I've found lots of 'treasure trunks' from many branches of the family. Below are links that will lead to much of what I have discovered. In many cases, I have relied on information from several published histories and the research of others. I can't PROVE that I'm the 37th great-granddaughter of Charlemagne, so if you find that I'm not...please don't yell at me. I have a sense of humor, so tell me nicely. I just took their word for it.

     About mistakes....SURE, I know there's mistakes, just like our ancestors made. Maybe that's why I'm not a 'serious' researcher. I sourced whenever possible but I wouldn't win any awards. I research our tree for FUN! Documentation only means that someone wrote down, what someone else told them.

Uhh huh....Enough Said?

But Wait! Before you get started, you might like to see my "only treasure". I inherited it from my grandmother....a photo of BELLE BOYD. At last.....a treasure! Take a look at BELLE BOYD, the Rebel Spy.

 
 

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My Lines Include. . .

BAKER    BENSON    BRAMER/BRAMAN    CARY    CHASE    COLLINS    COTTRELL
CROWELL    DAVIS    DICKINSON    DOERFLER    DUBBELMANN    FITZGERALD    FREIDMAN
FULLER    FROLICH/FROELICH/FROHLICH/FROEHLICH    HATCH    HOENER    HOPKINS
HORTON    JOHNSON     KELLEY    KRUG    LEWIS    LOTHROP    MATTHEWS    MUMFORD
PALMER    PROSCH    RAPPOLD    REDDY    ROWLEY    SARGENT    SEARS    SHERMAN
SKELTON    STRITZINGER    TREUMANN    WALLACE    WEEKS    WELLS    WILCOX
WINSTEL    WISWALL    WOOD    YOUNG    Von ZUCCALMAGLIO

 
John's Lines Include. . .

ARNWINE    BOWER    CHRISTIAN    DADOVICH    FARVER    HARVEY    HOCKMAN
HOFFMAN    HERLING/KIRLING    LaFRANCE    MELLICK/MALICK/MOELICH
MILLER    MIYOUE    MULL    PEGG    SHELLHAMMER    SMITH    SPONENBERG
ROBBINS    WELLIVER/WOOLEVER/WOHLEBEN    WHITENIGHT

 

 

SO, LETS GET STARTED. . .

MY FAMILY FIRST

My father's family migrated from Germany. The PROSCH line came from Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The WINSTELs and HOENERs came from eastern Germany and von ZUCCALMAGLIO originated from Lombardy (Upper Italy).

Mom's family mostly came to the U.S. from northern Europe via Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, to Michigan, settling in Woodbridge and Ransom townships, in Hillsdale County. Some township histories below.

Many family members are buried in Frontier Cemetery on Clark Road and Sheldon Cemetery on Montgomery Rd., in Woodbridge township; Wyllys-Sebring Cemetery on South Hillsdale Road, in Cambria township and Wild Cherry Cemetery in Ransom township. If you would like a CEMETERY LIST of burials, email me. Be sure to specify which cemetery(s) you are requesting.

 
Hillsdale County, Michigan
CEMETERY LISTS

  • Frontier
  • Sheldon
  • Wyllys-Sebring
  • West Woodbridge
  • Divine

  • PLAT MAPS

  • Adams
  • Cambria
  • Jefferson
  • Litchfield
  • Ransom
  • Woodbridge
  • Wright

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    MY SURNAMES
    BENSON BRAYMAN CARY CHASE
    COTTRELL DOERFLER DOBBELMANN DUBBELMANN
    FITZGERALD FROLICH/FROHLICH FULLER HATCH
    HIRSCH HOPKINS HORTON HOENER
    JOHNSON LEWIS MUMFORD PROSCH
    REDDY SARGENT SHERMAN SKELTON
    STRITZINGER TREUMANN WILCOX WINSTEL
    WISWALL ZUCCALMAGLIO    
    SOME TOWNSHIP HISTORIES
    150 Years in the
    Hills&Dales
    Woodbridge
    150 Years in the
    Hills&Dales
    Ransom
    150 Years in the
    Hills&Dales
    Jefferson
    History of Hillsdale Co
    Michigan
    Woodbridge
    ASSORTED GOODIES
    Some
    MI Marriages
    1840-1899
    PLAT MAPS
    of Hillsdale Co,
    Michigan
    WARRANTY DEEDS
    Hillsdale Co, MI, etc.
    NY,PA,OH,MI
    OLD PHOTOS
    NY,PA,OH,MI
    MY
    GEDCOM
    WWII Veterans
    from Haslett,
    Ingham Co, MI
       

     
     

    Old Tintype and Cabinet
    P H O T O S !

    If you had relatives in Rutland, VT, Washington, Wayne, Cayuga and Steuben counties, New York, Fulton Co., Ohio and in Lower Michigan, you may want to see the collection of photos that I inherited from my grandmother. If you recognize anyone, please let me know. Many were never labeled and it drives me crazy!

    OLD PHOTOS

     

    Check Out The
    "OLD PHOTOS ALBUM"

    Featuring the photo albums of
    Violet Verdeen (Hatch) Howard

    Violet Verdeen (Hatch) Howard was from Hillsdale County, Michigan. Many of her family and friends were from the same area and other places around lower Michigan, with ties to Lake City and Falmouth, Missaukee County, Michigan. There are several class pictures among this collection. Relatives can be found through links on the HATCH page. If you are not related to the HATCH family, then be sure to check out the

    "UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE" from Violet's album

     
    RECOGNIZE THESE PEOPLE?
    "Mettie SMITH and the SHAW family
    - of Michigan."


    Click Thumbnail for large photo and details.

     
     
    NOW JOHN'S FAMILY. . .

    John's father and grandparents were Serbian. His father, John DADOVICH was born onboard ship in French waters when his mother was migrating to the USA from Yugoslavia. Nothing is known of his grandfather.

    We know more about John's maternal family history. Most of her family settled in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Two of his family lines were easily discovered in published genealogies:

    1. The MELLICK / MELICK / MOELICH family history was written in "The Story of an Old Farm" by Andrew MELLICK 1889.

    2. The PEGG family was compiled by Milton N Pegg in "A Genealogy of Some Families Descended From Daniel Pegg Who Settled in the Seventeenth Century Where the City of Philadelphia now Stands".
    The WELLIVER / WOOLEVER / WOHLEBEN family was provided by the "WOHLEBEN Family Online Reunion".

    Much of the FARVER line was researched and chronicled by a dedicated lady who spent over 50 years and many dollars to gather and preserve the Farver history.

     

    "History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania"
    Battle - 1887

    A large amount of information was gathered from "History of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania". There were two volumes. The INDEX lists every page that an individual is mentioned in the later volume, 1916?. This index only, lists the individuals and page numbers, where their biographies may be found.

     
    The
    BIOGRAPHIES page contains the index AND biographies contained in the "History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania" Battle - 1887, containing 852 Biographies on the early residents and pioneers. Note: The same biographies and history of Columbia County, PA may be found on RootsWeb. Click HERE

     

     
     
     
     
    JOHN'S SURNAMES
    ARNWINE BOWER CHRISTIAN DADOVICH
    FARVER HILL LAFRANCE MELLICK
    MILLER MILLER
    another line
    PEGG SPONENBERG
    SHELLHAMMER WELLIVER WHITENIGHT  
    GOOD STUFF

    FARVER & CHRISTIAN
    OBITUARIES


    SPONENBERG
    OBITUARIES


    OLD PEGG
    News Articles

    More Old Pegg
    News Items on the
    99 Year Lease
    Columbia
    and Montour Co. PA
    852
    BIOGRAPHIES

    Indexed by Township

    Alternate site on RootsWeb

    History of
    Columbia Co, PA INDEX

    Lists EVERY Page A Name Is Mentioned

    Some Old Newspaper
    ARTICLES

    Old Berwick Postcards
    Columbia Co. PA
    See The
    OLD MAPS
    Pennsylvania, New Jersey, more
    Write for
    27 pages from
    "Bridge To The Past"
    Arnwine Genealogy
    Two 1939
    News Articles
    LOTS of Names
    in Columbia Co, PA!
    John's GEDCOM

     

     
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    Your Hosts

     
     
    Genealogy Books
    For Sale

     
     
    A list of other researchers we have met,
    and the surnames that brought us together.

    Researchers

     
     
    A really cute poem called
    "Grandma's Climbing The Family Tree!

    POEM

     
     
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    Created March 1999 by Joanne Fairman.
    UPDATED December 13, 2007

     
     
     
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