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.
Between 2005 - 2015 Marlena traveled throughout the United States and Germany. Marlena had three children.
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.
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 :)
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.
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
W Wright, Wheeler
Other sides of my fathers family immigrated into America via Green Bay, Wisconsin or Chicago, Illinois.
B Behrendt, Baust, Barbara
C Cross, Connelly, Cain, Cadwalla
D Dow, Doolittle, Destiche, Della Kaffer, Delakagan, Davis
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
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
Average generation Length = 26 Years Average Lifespan = 64 years
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On 9 Apr 2019 at 23:26 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Please see Space:Magna Carta Stickers - specifically https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Magna_Carta_Stickers#sticker (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:
On 31 Oct 2018 at 14:41 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 3 Sep 2018 at 00:28 GMT Anonymous Moore wrote:
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:
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:
Hope you are enjoying Wikitree. Connie
On 24 Jul 2018 at 04:44 GMT John Cruz wrote:
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:
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:
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?
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