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John Cruz

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John G. Cruz
Born 1940s.
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John Cruz has French origins.



I was born in Schwäbisch-Hall Germany after WWII. My father was Antonio Jose Cruz, or known as Tony J. Cruz to those who knew him. He enlisted in the U.S. Army just after his 17th birthday where he lived in Walsenburg, Colorado, and later served as an American soldier stationed in Germany during the end of WWII. He married Emma Maria Leykamm, who lived with her family in Schwäbisch-Hall, a small town located in the Kocher river valley in the north-eastern part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

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In the spirit of collaborating with other genealogists, I enjoy being contacted by cousins. So if you would just like to say "hello," or if you have a question, please feel free to contact me. So far, I've heard from some of my 1st to 28th generations of cousins. What an enjoyable experience!

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  • Birth Certificate of John Cruz on 28 Jan 1948 in Schwäbisch-Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[1]
  1. Birth Certificate of Johnny G. Cruz, Nr. 64/1948, Schwäbisch-Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Schwabish Hall Court House Registrar, Personal copy in the files of John Cruz.

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Many of my German ancestors lived there
Learning more about DNA
I would like to find out more about some common ancestors across the pond.
Many ancestors to research
Learning more about Spanish ancestors
My wife, Celia Quammen, and I are 27th cousins. So we're looking for more ancestors who caused this to happen.
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John Cruz's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with John or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • John Cruz: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test, haplogroup Q-L663, FTDNA kit #839608
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  • John Cruz: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c-C16261T-A18, FTDNA kit #839608
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On 18 Aug 2018 at 03:38 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:

Thank you for your kind word John, your self are doing a fantastic job on wikkitree

Wish you a great day

On 6 Aug 2018 at 23:58 GMT Sarah (Shaw) Saenz wrote:

Thank you so very much for the information, cousin. It will definitely give me a lot to work on for my primary tree, which is gradually getting put on here.


On 29 Jul 2018 at 19:37 GMT Levi Martínez Jr. wrote:

Cousin John,

Thank you for the Family Star badge. I am always inspired by WikiTreers like yourself! Thank you for sending the link for ancestors from 2,000 years. It has been very informative!


On 25 Jul 2018 at 01:15 GMT George Fulton wrote:

Hi John

I got notification of your posting. Unfortunately, the relationship goes through the Lyon pedigree. I posted some things about the Lyon pedigree which is considered to be bogus. I recently bought a copy of the Lyon “ genealogy” and it provides no proof whatsoever that the American New England Lyon Family is related to the Scottish Lyon Family. I would not accept any midieval pedigree posted on the internet without a critical review of all the data.

On 24 Jul 2018 at 16:00 GMT Marlena (Koehler) Lidell wrote:

How do you get the little boxes that say you have french origins and decendeant of?

Nice to meet you cousin. I knew I had some French and Netherlands ancestors. Hoping to find more and more as I continue along this journey.


On 18 Jul 2018 at 01:22 GMT Morgan Campbell wrote:

Hello John!

Thank you ever so much for contacting me with this enticing information! After a quick start out the gate in WikiTree, I've taken on a great deal of work and have not delved into the amazing resources available. You've pointed me in an incredible direction. Huge thanks from your 24th cousin (once removed)!

On 16 Jul 2018 at 13:18 GMT Crispin Reedy wrote:

Thank you for the note John! Great info!

On 16 Jul 2018 at 03:35 GMT Corryne (Owens) Drake wrote:

Thank you for the fascinating information, John! I'm looking forward to exploring this, hopefully soon. Sorry I've been so busy. All your info is so helpful, and it's sweet of you to share it with me. I'm really glad we're cousins!

On 16 Jul 2018 at 03:17 GMT Pat (Miller) Holloway wrote:

Thanks for saying hello! It’s very interesting that we have so many ancestors in common. It confirms the connections to some of the authors of the Magna Carta

On 16 Jul 2018 at 01:15 GMT Angela (Boyer) Cortner wrote:


Wow! Thanks for the research link...not sure how to best use it, but the story of Icenci-3 and his wife is amazing! I do like how they show the generation %.

How do you find the suggestions? I can see the number but not sure how to see them. Thanks, Cuz Angela

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