Marlena (Koehler) Lidell

Marlena (Koehler) Lidell

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Marlena M. Lidell formerly Koehler aka Weers
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1980s - unknown)], [private brother (1980s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1990s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (2000s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)], [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Hi, I'm Marlena Koehler. I have a strong interest in my family heritage. I have strong German roots on my fathers side and strong English roots on my mothers side.

I grew up with my paternal grandmother and we always celebrated and did a lot of holidays in the German traditions. One of the main traditions that I have continued to carry on through my children is Advent calendars and Saint Nicks.

My interest in family history came in at a young age because my great uncle had done a family tree on my mother's side. Linking us to quite a few Revolutionary War families and American founding families.

I was always told that I was part Indian but have yet to find that link. Although I think I may have found it through the mullatoo census records of the Chavis Family.


Marlena was raised in Indiana, Michigan, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing up I was raised celebrating many holidays the same way the Germans did. I realized this all the more after I had spent two years in Germany as a military spouse. I remember growing up having most Christmas' on Christmas Eve. I also celebrate St. Nicks, which I continue to celebrate with my own child.

Early Adulthood

Between 2005 - 2015 Marlena traveled throughout the United States and Germany. Marlena had three children.

Military Service

Marlena (Koehler) Lidell is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 2012-2015 attaining SPC
Medically Retired

In November 2012 Marlena enlisted in the United States Army as a Medical Laboratory Tech. She attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood. While in the service she was assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Marlena was discharged from the military in March of 2015 for medical reasons and moved to Indiana to be closer to my family.


My hobbies are varied. I have a love for biology that I did not find until long after high school, actually in high school I hated biology. The recent advances in DNA have made biology even more interesting for me. I also have a profound love for photography and this is my true hobby. I love taking my camera out and taking pictures, but I also love looking at old pictures. If you have any pictures of my ancestors I would love to look at them.

Connections and Surnames

Magna Carta Project logo
Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.

I have family from Germany, England, France, Ireland, Scotland.

I have many notable ancestors through both sides of my family. Quite a few though come from my mother's side. These include military service, signers of the Magna Carta, Presidents, and Early Pioneers of America.

Many of these notable family members can be found here.

Wiki-tree cousins are here. If you are not listed please just message me to be added if you would like to be added :)

Maternal Information=

Much of my maternal side of my family is originally many parts of Europe. They immigrated to America during the early years of the country's development or while still apart of Colonial Europe.

Maternal Surnames

Marlena (Koehler) Lidell has French origins.
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Marlena (Koehler) Lidell has English ancestors.
Scottish flag
Marlena (Koehler) Lidell has Scottish Ancestors.
Marlena (Koehler) Lidell has Irish ancestors.

A Assheton, Ashton, Anderson, Allen, Alkemade, Alcemade, Albrighton, Aguillon, Adair, Abcoude
B Brassett, Berry, Busby, Bunn, Buffington, Browne, Brown, Bromhall, Bramhall, Bradbury, Bothen, Both, Boothen, Booth, Boot, Bissett, Besset, Berry, Berrie, Benoak, Barker, Barendrecht, Bardolph, Barbee, Baldington
C Clark, Chavis, Crooke, Crom, Crittenden, Creed, Cox, Council, Coulson, Cotton, Cope, Conquest, Cocke, Clopton, Clifford, Carr, Capdow, Calloway, Cain
D Day, Dearing, Duyck, Dussen, Duke, Drogendijk, Drapenier, Doughty, Dicks, Den Wyngaard, Dearing, Deane, De worley, Deverney, DeThrelkeld, DeSavory, DePatmer, DeNeuchatel, DeMontfort, DeLegh, DeLancaster, DeLaBowes, De Jongh, DeGrandson, DeGournay, DeFerrers, DeBrancestre, DeBradsley, Davids, Davenport, Danvers
E Epperhart, Emmetge, Embree, Ellis, Eggleson
F Ford, Fox, Francis, Fraley, Foe, Fleming
G Gregory, Guijsbertsen, Froesbeck, Goertsen, Goble, Girdler, Gibson, Gerrittsz, Geldersman, Gates
H Humphrey, Horton, Hornbeck, Hind, Hayes, Hatcher, Haberd
J Josselyn, Jonett, Jones, Johnson, John, Jocelyn, Jennings, James
K Kelder, Kendall, Kuijsten, Kramer, Kouwenhoven, Kirtley, Kirkby, Kinkey, Keyser, Kerner, Kermer, Kendrick, Keller, Keijzer
L Lofborough, Lodewyck, Lloyd, Lijsbeth, Leigh, Ledwell, Lede, Lawrence, Lambee
M Miller, Mannin, McClure, Myers, Maxey, Mounts, Morgan, Mitford, Minshull, Merwede, Meertens, McGregory, Maxwell, Matthews, Marrow, Mark, Mariam
N Nickell, Nichols
O Oakley, Oem, Oakley
P Parker, Purtherch, Powell, Pieters, Patmere, Parker, Palmer
R Royse, Riddle, Ring, Ryle, Roosa, Rokell, Rockhill, Riemers, Richard, Rawlings, Ratingen, Ralfe
SSchroeder, Smith, Shutt, Scott, Sheppard, Sharkley, Shutt, Shutts, Singer, Smit, Snowdal, Southerland, Spencer, Spargue, Squire Stevenson, Stone, Schmidt, Schauer, Sammers, Salicz
T Templeman
W Wright, Wheeler

Paternal Information

The Koehler side of my family came to America from Germany. We assume that we still have some family in Germany because the family had children here in America and then had another child in Germany and returned to America yet again. Most of these members came through New York.
Marlena (Koehler) Lidell has Jewish Roots.
Marlena (Koehler) Lidell has German Roots.

Other sides of my fathers family immigrated into America via Green Bay, Wisconsin or Chicago, Illinois.

Paternal Surnames

B Behrendt, Baust, Barbara
C Cross, Connelly, Cain, Cadwalla
D Dow, Doolittle, Destiche, Della Kaffer, Delakagan, Davis
E Engle
F Frost, Fromm, Fritzler, Fritz
G Guttemburg, Gudenburr, Gosch, Gillman
H Huselton, Hudson, Houghteling, Hitchcock, Herder
K Koehler, Kuhn, Kool
L Lincoln, Lambach
M Marcadet, Mann
N Nolan
P Prescott, Powers, Pinchart, Pigeon, Peck, Pasphal
R Rugge, Rugg, Rausch, Rousseau, Rosa, Rohde, Rohda, Rau
S Stuber, Sublett, Smith, Schmit, Schmidt, Salzman, Salgeber, Saltzgiver, Slatzgaber, Salsgiver
T Thompson
W Weichlein


Fountain Pen
Marlena has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
  • Find the correct link for my American Indian heritage. I have some American Indiana per my 23 and me Genetic Testing.
    • The name Chavis/Chaves is the name of my family that most likely has American Indiana connections. They come from North Carolina. But it is a dead end for me at John Chaves/Chavis/ Chavise. The Chavis family is listed as mulatto on several census records.
  • Dead Ends
    • Chavis John Chaves/Chavis/ Chavise
    • Mannin Calli Mannin Richard Mannin
      • Calli married William Royse and was born in Rowan, Ketucky. I cannot find any records outside of the marriage certificate for Callie and William for Callie. Callie's mother is unknown. I am thinking that Callie and her father Richard were using their middle names instead of their given names.
  • Update Sources
  • Update Biographies to be easier to read and cleaner
  • DNA
    • Per my 23 and me DNA test I have cousins that are connected via both my mother and father. I am working to find out where my trees intersect. To do this I must work my tree out instead of back. Adding wives, children, brothers, and sisters, for all my direct relatives.

Ancestor Statistics

Average generation Length = 26 Years Average Lifespan = 64 years

Generation Relation TotalEarliest Birth YearLatest Birth Year Average Birth YearGen Length
1 Self 1/119871987 1987-
2 Parent 2/219661966 196621
3 Grandparent 4/419401948 194521
4 Great-Grandparent 8/819141930 192322
5 2x Great-Grandparent 16/1618591913 189231
6 3x Great-Grandparent 28/3218151892 186230
7 4x Great-Grandparent 37/6418041875 183627
8 5x Great-Grandparent 35/12817751852 180828
9 6x Great-Grandparent 29/25617451805 177731
10 7x Great-Grandparent 36/51217081780 174928


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Marlena is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Grandparents. Dead end after Great-great-great grandfather. From North Carolina. Probably of Indian decent. Listed as mullato on the Census records.
James Hugh Clark Sr. Father was Thomas Clark and came over in 1872. Family lived Pennsylvania when J. Clark Sr was born and in New Jersey after that.
correcting errors and ensuring information is correct
I have an interest in finding more DNA relationships. Per my "23 and me" I have cousins that are related to me via both my mother and father, indicating that my trees overlap at some point.
Many of my family members came from Germany. Many of my dead ends are there in Germany. I would love to be able to break though these dead ends. My paternal side of my family came from Germany. The last name was Koehler quite possible changed once they came here. But there is definitely still family in Germany because they went back to Germany and had a child there between having children here in the United States.
Much of my maternal (grandmother's) family is from the Owen and Putnam County area of Indiana. Most of these people moved to Indiana from Kentucky.
My maiden name. My Kohler family ancestors came from what is today Karlsdat in Bavaria . Many of these are dead ends once returning to Germany after they came to America.
Callie Mannin was the daughter of Richard Mannin. Although I cannot find them on any census records for Rowan County. The only record I have for Callie Mannin and her father are her Marriage License and obituary
Born in New Jersey, Missing information for most of my mothers side. Her father was James Hugh Clark III. Obviously I know the names of the next three generations but that is about as far back as I have been able to get
Many family members fought in the revolutionary war.
Where I was born and raised as well as my dad and grandparents
DNA Tested
Marlena Lidell's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Marlena or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Marlena:

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On 9 Apr 2019 at 23:26 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! You have the {{Magna Carta Project} sticker on your profile, which is a maintenance sticker for Magna Carta Project profiles, which all pre-1700/pre-1500. So unless you're way older than anyone known to be living today, you're using the wrong sticker.

Please see Space:Magna Carta Stickers - specifically (the Descendant Sticker section) for options for a sticker designed for folks alive today.


On 9 Jan 2019 at 02:49 GMT Charlie Jaffé wrote:

Cousin Marlena, If you remove the reference to Indiana in the Quaker sticker, the Category Indiana Needs Quaker Meeting will disappear, It took me a month of first days to figure this one out!

On 31 Oct 2018 at 14:41 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I see you have an interest in Magna Carta Profiles (you're in their category). If you're interested in joining the Magna Carta Project, please see the project's G2G join post. In the meantime, could you change the project sticker that added you to a pre-1700 category? From {Magna Carta Project} to one of the descendant stickers the project has tailored - see Magna_Carta_Stickers.


On 3 Sep 2018 at 00:28 GMT Anonymous Moore wrote:

Hello Marlena,

The "Category:North Carolina" is a high level category and usually not used with individual profiles. I see you already have Chatham County, North Carolina. That should be sufficient.

Thank you for your military service,

LtCol G. Moore

On 7 Aug 2018 at 08:39 GMT Donna Slocum wrote:

Hello Marlena,

We're 19th cousins once removed. I'm waiting for my DNA test to arrive. Hopefully, it will confirm our connection.

All my best, Donna

On 24 Jul 2018 at 15:23 GMT C Ryder wrote:

Hello Marlena, I noticed we have the Saltsgiver name in our trees (with various spellings), though no direct connection. I would be interested in sharing stories or information about this part of the family (a brick wall for me).

Hope you are enjoying Wikitree. Connie

On 24 Jul 2018 at 04:44 GMT John Cruz wrote:

Hello Cousin, Marlena,

We are 26th cousins (once removed),as we share an ancestor, Henry Plantagenet (1133-1189). Henry II King of England (WikiTree ID: Plantagenet-1267) He is your 25th g-grandfather and my 26th.

Please, check him out by running the relationship finder on my profile to verify. Be sure to select "SEARCH 30 GENERATIONS."

Then, you'll see the search gets even better. We also share 7 other common ancestors, listed in the gold bordered box on the search page.

You will find other ancestors who are also your ancestors from France and the Netherlands. Nice meeting you cousin!

I hope this may help give you many other leads on a different ancestor trail that you may not have expected, and hopefully it will give you more members to add to your family tree.

On 19 Jul 2018 at 04:01 GMT Amy Utting wrote:

Hello, cousin!

Thank you for your message :)


On 8 Jul 2018 at 07:48 GMT Jenny (Dill) Munro wrote:


Regarding your message about us being potentially related through the Riddle side, you are correct. Wikitree has a feature to let you see where you are connected if there is a connection. When you are on someone's profile you can click on their surname (with the number attached.. i.e. Dill-761). It is located in the top right corner next to where it says "My Wikitree". Then scroll down and click on "Relationship to Me". When I did this on your profile page it shows that we are 6th cousins and our common ancestors are John William Riddle (Riddle-2174) and his wife Mary Adeline Myers (Myers-11096). Nice to meet you by the way cousin! ~Jen

On 7 Jul 2018 at 13:15 GMT Connie (Daniels) Graves wrote:

Hi Marlena--

I believe we share a common ancestry with Elijah Barbee. Couldn't find you as a match for me on GEDmatch though. We must not have inherited the same bits of DNA. Do you have GEDmatches with any of the other persons listed as DNA matches with Elijah Barbee on Wikitree?

Best Regards,

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