Abby (Brown) Glann

Abby (Brown) Glann

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Abby K. Glann formerly Brown
Born 1980's.
Mother of [private daughter (2000's - unknown)], [private son (2000's - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010's - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 27 August 2012 | Abby's 73139 contributions | 2405 thank-yous received
Last profile change on 24 May 2015
19:17: Jade Schmitt posted a message on the page for Abby Glann. [Thank Jade for this]
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Abby (Brown) Glann is 24 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the WikiTree Global Family Tree.
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Weekends are family time at our house, so if you try to contact me from Friday evening until lunch-time-ish Monday (US Central Daylight Savings time), I most likely won't get back to you until Monday afternoon, unless it sounds like an emergency. Thanks for understanding!



Abby's Tools My free-space page for photos to use as backgrounds, as well as miscellaneous family photos that I have yet to identify. Feel free to use; add yourself to any of the photos to use on your own profiles for backgrounds!


Abby grew up on a small acreage in the Midwest. After high school she attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, majoring in Religion and English (poetry focus). It was here that she took a genealogy class and an obsession was born. She also met her husband while in school there, and their union only worsened the obsession, as his grandparents were all very practiced genealogists. Abby took on the role of family historian for both her own families, and her husband's, and has been trying to maintain and continue research.

Abby is able to work on family history in the evenings, running a small farm that focuses on producing wool and angora fleece during the day, spinning and dyeing the fleece, and making products from the yarn, as well as making and selling gourmet, small-batch locally sourced honey caramels for market. She home schools her three young children, as well, and will be adding another sometime in late July or August-whenever the wee chap decides he's ready to show up.

Recently internet got a little better out here in rural Iowa, so she has no excuse, other than keeping a slew of fluffy animals and crazy kids alive, to be on Wikitree, a community she has grown to love, all the time. The spirit of collaboration is something she had waited for for quite sometime while the internet grew as a source for genealogy work. She trickles through lines, going back over old work to perform merges, clean up profiles, and re-examine research she did when she first started having an interest in genealogy, to verify shady sources, add new ones, and always hope to find new connections and lines.

Global Family Reunion Project

(Originally 27 steps from AJ, via my husband's family; a little addition to my great grandfather's sister's family and I am now 24 steps from AJ via my own paternal lines)

From Abby:

I have always thought, whether from a religious background or because it just makes sense, or from watching too many Nova programs as a kid, that we are all related. If you haven't joined us yet on the Global Family Reunion Project yet, you should. We may be starting with the family of the awesome AJ Jacobs, but eventually we want to connect us all, and we can only get there with the help of volunteers willing to step away from their own family lines for a bit and find all those connections that will lead back to their own tree! If you can give us an hour or so a week to research a profile on our leads list, let me know. We would love to have your help-any level of genealogist is welcome, whether you just started researching your family history or have been for ages now, as we are all helping each other along. Just post me a comment here on my profile or shoot me a private message.


  • Currently co-leading the Global Family Reunion Project and am busy researching loads of world cousins
  • Glann-origin of the name
  • Stevens in Scotland in the early 1800s
  • Browns of Nova Scotia, Canada and Yorkshire and Lambeth, England
  • Brickwall-Thomas McQuiston and Elizabeth Thomas
  • Recently broke down a family brick wall and am learning about research in old Bohemian lines-Kleinhampl, Zeithaml, Westerovsky. Feel free to school me here!
  • Still cleaning up profiles here on the tree from my gedcom import a few years ago, and adding any new records I can find. Adding siblings and other children, as well, so I can make new connections. I love cousins!
  • Origins of my grandmother's family from Prussia/Austria, the Brocks/Brooks and the Popkes
  • Helping out with merging and clean up throughout Wikitree
  • Adding the family of some of my closest friends and in-laws and helping them research
  • Soon starting to add the research and add my own research of my mom's step-dad, Robert Melvin Cain


  • WikiTree profile Brown-8264 created through the import of wikitree.ged on Aug 1, 2011 by Abby Brown. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Abby and others.

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On May 24, 2015 at 23:17GMT Jade Schmitt wrote:

Hi Abby, I descend from David Des Marets b. 1620 and I was wondering if I could be added to the Huguenot Migration Project? Thank you!


On May 23, 2015 at 09:44GMT Jackie Stoddard wrote:

Hi Abby! Please award me a Global Family reunion badge! I beleive I am around 48 deg via Rust-771 where as the info I presently have is 55% separation via a distant cousins husband George brander, he did it , but I beleive I am a few degrees closer via (based on one of our common ancestors ) please can you ad a badge for me and maybe do the 49% James Rust for me ) thanks Jackie,

On May 22, 2015 at 22:12GMT Rick Pursley wrote:


Please add me to the Global Family Reunion project and award me a tag if I am deemed worthy! Thank you dear lady!

Ricky Pursley

On May 20, 2015 at 19:52GMT Carole Lorraine Taylor wrote:

Hi, again. my mom's maternal grandmother was Toepfer. They are known as the Germans from Russia... we have 100 years of family that lived on the Steppes of the Volga River. Being raided, raped, and killed by the Cosacks... before they came to America after the Civil War. Thank you would love to help research this. I found 3 of my ancestors burial villages in Russia.

On May 20, 2015 at 18:47GMT Carole Lorraine Taylor wrote:

Yes, love to be on the Hugenot research team. My maternal ancestors, De Puntenney were "Hugenout stock that left LaRochelle France 1690s." And finally came to Oxford England.

On May 20, 2015 at 13:37GMT Anonymous Lathrop wrote:

Hi Abby. I hate to bother you again. I Just looked at the two links I sent you yesterday and was wondering if you could just delete the two posts? I don't want my name "out there" like that on the internet. Thanks. Carole

On May 20, 2015 at 11:13GMT Paula Bond wrote:

Hi Abby! Please award me a Global Family reunion badge! I have completed the steps and am so excited to be a part of this amazing project!

Thank you!

Paula Bond

On May 19, 2015 at 17:53GMT Anonymous Lathrop wrote:

On May 19, 2015 at 15:57GMT Ron Pearson wrote:

Please enter me and my Pearson family in the Global Family Reunion.

Ron Pearson (Pearson-2409)

On May 17, 2015 at 11:43GMT Phil Grace wrote:

Abby: Hello & thanks for all your good works in the WikiTree project. Was going to edit a small typo (2nd line, 2nd para under Bio) but privacy level does not permit - thus this message.

I'm sure that that all the fleeces' owners have succumbed to a dying process if they have given their all however, if all they have given up are their tresses or long locks (while retaining their wooly topcoats) then, no doubt, it's only a dyeing process that follows. The kids should feel happier knowing it's not all bad LOL

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