April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer
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April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer

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I began work on our family tree in 1989, and joined WikiTree in 2013. Now I want to put the dates, places, events, charts, pictures and maps, into a book that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Our children have ancestors who traveled the Oregon Trail and helped settle the West. Our ancestors fought in WWII, WWI, the Civil War, the War of 1812, the Revolution of 1776, and Indian wars in Connecticut in 1635-36 and 1675-76. They came in ships beginning with the Mayflower in 1620. They came from England (1620), Germany (1750), Wales, Ireland and Scotland. They came in 1912 from Finland, and in 1892 from Landau, Russia. They settled wilderness from North Carolina to Arkansas, from Connecticut to Ohio, and from North Dakota to California and Oregon. The history of America is their story.
April Dauenhauer formerly Dellinger
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Creating a Book on our Ancestors

I want my relatives and descendants to know what wonderful ancestors they have. Making a whole book of them all is too much to contemplate. I have started by making small booklets of specific immigrants and their families. Here is a link to a G2G discussion where members discuss their efforts and results on making a book of ancestors. Do you want to make a book on your ancestors?.
Here is a free page with some links to sources I've found useful. How to Put Together a Book of Your Ancestors

Our Ancestors Made History

History is the sum of actions by our ancestors - the explorers, immigrants, Colonists, soldiers, pioneers, and farmers who plowed and planted, built and settled this vast country. Here's a sampling of our ancestors' biographies.

1776 - Revolutionary War

  • Johann Philipp Dellinger [DAR Patriot number is A207928] was in his seventieth year when the Revolution began in 1776. On 4 October 1783, the Morgan District Board of Auditors issued a voucher for £9.9.0 to Phillip Dellinger reimbursing him for service to the War effort. Philipp was accepted in August 2011 as a DAR Patriot. His contribution was not for active service.
  • Heinrich Dellinger (DAR No. A088225) served active military duty in addition to supplying provisions to the Patriot cause. He was a son of the above Johann Philipp Dellinger.
  • Jacob Harris - 18 March, 1777, Jacob fought at the Battle of Quinton's Bridge, where he was horribly wounded and left on the field for dead by the enemy. He slowly recovered and lived to old age.

1776 - Battle of King's Mountain

The Battle of King's Mountain was a turning point in the American Revolution. If the colonists had lost the battle, the two armies of Britain would have completed their pincer movement and forestalled any further rebellion. Joshua Sherrill, his father Capt. William Sherrill, and Burt Moore all fought under Col. John Sevier on October 7, 1780, at Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
Here is a sample of the "Relationship Finder" on our "Family Tree and Tools" page
April is the daughter of Kenneth A. Dellinger.
Kenneth is the son of Charles A. Dellinger.
Charles is the son of Elizabeth E. Anderson.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Joshua G. Anderson.
Joshua is the son of Betsy Moore.
Betsy is the daughter of Burt Moore.
Burt, therefore, is the fourth great grandfather of April.
  • James Litton - private in the North Carolina Revolutionary Army. Circumstantial evidence indicates he may have been in the Battle of King's Mountain. He lived in the Piedmont area from which most of the King's Mountain soldiers came. He was probably acquainted with the Sherrills who fought at King's Mountain - his son married into their family.


I was born at the end of The Oregon Trail, at the end of WWII - two events which remain strong influences in my life.

My father joined the Navy during the war, and after being trained in electronics was shipped to the South Pacific, where he was a radioman in a two-person airplane, a T-34, which patrolled the ocean around New Caledonia.

After the war ended, my father engaged his new opportunities for a career in electronics. In such a dynamic growth industry, opportunity often meant moving to a new city, and I literally saw the United States from one side to the other and back as I was growing up.

I soon realized that my friends enjoyed extended family relationships and knew their grandparents. All but one of my grandparents were deceased by the time I was born. My curiosity about who they were grew with the passing years.

Meanwhile, the age of television and the Hollywood Western blossomed. I watched entranced as Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Annie Oakley and other characters made the West safe from the bad guys. I loved the Cisco Kid and Calamity Jane. My favorite shows were Wagon Train and Rawhide. Do you remember the Rawhide theme song? "Roll 'em, Roll 'em Roll em - keep those doggies rolling, roll 'em - roll 'em - roll em - Rawhide!"

Little did I know then that my own great-grandfather Barchus came over the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon in 1864; my great-great grandmother Bacon also was on that trip. My Welch great-great-great grandparents Evans/Toone traversed the Oregon Trail in 1852, bringing with them their newly married daughter and her husband, and a widowed son-in-law and grand-baby.

Those discoveries and more came into my life because some young men decided to get high and go for a joy ride. I thought when they crashed their car into ours that my life was ruined, but the long recovery simply meant I'd have time for working on my family tree - something I might never have done otherwise. That is how, for me, what had been an interesting hobby became a passionate vocation.

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Digital Afterlife

"One generation passes away, and another generation comes..." Bible: Ecclesiastes 1:4

As my generation begins to pass away, it is prudent to make provision for the work I have done on our family tree. In the case of my demise, I hereby give permission for management of all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my Family Members active at that time on WikiTree, whether or not they are on the Trusted Lists, in the order listed as follows, according to whether they express interest and a desire to do so:

My profile, my children's profiles, the Dauenhauer and Miller lineages:
Leo Dauenhauer, Daniel Dauenhauer, Ruth Volloy, Alex Volloy, Blake Volloy, Jeff Volloy, Judy Volloy, Gerry Volloy,
My profile, my children's profiles, the Dellinger and Heikkila lineages:
Leo Dauenhauer, Peggy Holyoak, Cassie Gilliam Heather Gilliam, Carrie Bui, Valorie Huxley, Daniel Dauenhauer, Ruth Volloy, Jeff Volloy, Judy Volloy, Gerry Volloy, Jenny Vollmer, Amy Covarrubias, Jason Holyoak, Maren Holyoak, Ken Dellinger, Alix Dellinger Wright, Kira Dellinger Wright, David Dellinger, Chandra Dellinger, Carolee Dellinger, Cindi Dellinger.


Appreciation to Lianne Lavoie for the concept and wording of a Digital AfterLife.

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Hi April,

It's time for a 1776 Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know if you want to continue as a member of the project. We'd like to know:

  • If you are on the right team or if you'd like to make a change. It's a requirement that every 1776 Project member is a part of one of the project's teams, so if you're not assigned to a team, let us know which team you'd like to join.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what changes you'd like to see us make?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the 1776 Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back.

Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Betty - 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi Betty,

Thank you for your work on the 1776 Project. You, and other project leaders, are the beating heart of WikiTree, and give life and forward momentum to the work here. I would be honored to remain part of the project, but cannot see an opening in my life to do so. My husband had a massive heart attack four months ago and his recovery is my focus for now.

Thank you for keeping the 1776 Project active and organized! I will check in the future, to see if there is a way I can contribute to the project.

Best Regards,

April Dauenhauer

Thank you, April, for your response and the kind words. We certainly understand where your focus must be in the present, and wish a full recovery for your husband and return to normal life for the both of you. In the hope that will be the case, we would like you to remain a part of the 1776 Project.

We wish you the very best,

Betty Norman

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty

I sent a trusted list request for:


thanks and best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
Please check out the updated Ambassadors Project page and see what we’re doing to get more visibility for Bloggers.

If you would like to join in, please send me a private message with what teams you would like to be on, as well as the email you want to use for the google group. If you use a different email address for trusted list access on WikiTree, please note that as well.

I look forward to hearing back from you!

posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Hi April,

This is to check in with you about your Blog. Are there any updates?

I’d also like to invite you to join the WikiTree Ambassadors as part of the Bloggers Team.

WikiTree Ambassadors are volunteers who have taken on the mission of spreading the WikiTree Love across a variety of channels. There are five other teams, if you have an interest in any of them in addition to the Blogging team, just let me know:

Hope to hear from you soon!

Azure Rae ~ WikiTree Ambassadors co-Leader

posted by Azure Robinson
Hello, April,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the G2G Integrators Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman
Hello April,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the G2G Integrators Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman
Hello April,

On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman
April, just connected us to an interesting Cooper cousin: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cooper-16726
posted by H Husted
Nice to hear from a cousin -- as you probably can tell I'm new to this wiki project and I don't really understand it very well. For example, I don't know how much information is proper for posting on a person's profile page.

I'm not even sure if that terminology is correct. So thanks for the offer to turn over management of Francis Test's profile over to me but I don't feel up to speed yet to know exactly what or how a manager is to manage. For example, I have quite a bit of information on my own website about John Test -- Is is alright to include a link to one's own site or is that too much self-promotion? Running out of characters.

I think I'll spend most of the evening looking at your blog and checking out the Magna Carta project and other projects on this site.

posted by Robert Test
Thank you for the page on Samuel Bacon. You have done a fantastic job. The biography is a model for everyone to emulate but your references and links to the sources showed me that I had no information about this family. I had known about the sources you link to but I never looked at them closely.

Samuel is the grandfather of Elizabeth Bacon who married one of my ancestors, viz., Francis Test. So, this is really meaningful to me. Thank you again.

This page on Samuel Bacon reflects really professional work and so you probably are familiar with the marriage certificate record of Francis Test and Elizabeth Bacon. There are a couple of siblings and a cousin who signed that certificate. Link: http://testfamilygenealogy.net/Narratives/Branches/frame.html

posted by Robert Test
I have a copy of Dorset Pilgrims on semi permanent loan from the library, no-one else seems to want it.

For the social and religious history of Dorchester itself , I would recommend Fire from Heaven by David Underdown. https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300059908/fire-heaven .It mentions but doesn't focus on the emigrants. I live just outside Dorchester and so have good access to the records office and the museum archives, hence my interest.

posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
I try, to keep tabs on 'my 'Dorchester (England) emigrants though I think this is the only one I'm PM for. I'm related to none.

I think that there is a possibility that Henry was the son of a Rev. Henry Smith and apprenticed as a child in Dorchester to a wealthy Mercer. Who the Rev. Henry Smith was, I haven't a clue.

posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
April, I will remove those 3 images on Brewster-4 pronto! Thanks for what you do at WikiTree. I look at some of your work and I am so happy we have you here.
posted by Maggie N.
April, take a quick look at my comments on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wood-981 -- we might want to merge both duplicates into either an Unknown or wouldn't it be nice if I can find her true LNAB. I have researched other Quaker Woods in this area so perhaps I can connect them. I'm related to myself so many times, lol. The Salem MM records are digitized but very hard to read.
posted by H Husted

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