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Lorrain Leckliter

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Lorrain M. Leckliter
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
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I was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, spent my first 6 years in Edmonston before our family moved to a bigger house in Landover Hills. I graduated in 1970 and immediately enlisted in the Marine Corps where I served as an Air Traffic Controller at El Toro. After my discharge I worked several part time jobs while attending college. I eventually found my calling in the computer science field.

I volunteer as an EMT for my local rescue squad, volunteer as a 'foster mom' for a local feline rescue organization, spend hours restoring my 1880's home, landscaping, and gardening.

I started my genealogy research prior to there being even a hint of internet access, traveling to court houses and libraries all over Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and West Virginia. I traveled to interview distant relatives, pestered my close relatives, and wrote letters to those to far to visit.

The profiles I manage that list Maud Russell 1937 as the source are not my direct line, with the exception of Benjamin Siner, his daughter Frances Siner, and Eli St.Clair's line. I inherited Maud's paper research and felt an obligation to put her data in Wikitree, out of respect for all the hard work she did prior to the computer age and to provide a starting point for those researching their names. If any of these 1500+ profiles are your ancestors, I will happily turn management over to you. I have plenty of my own profiles to keep track of.

Most of my genealogy research is done in the winter now, when it's to cold to be outside playing in the dirt.


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Possible original surname for my Garner family of King George, Virginia.
Trying to break a break wall. I have traced the family back to Samuel in Chester County PA. The problem is there are a few Samuel's but none connect to the Pennypackers.
Jefferson County, West Virginia - connections to my Bond family research.
Brick wall with Jacob Garner in King George, Virginia circa 1765.
Variation on the surname Leckliter. Trying to connect the pre civil war families to mine in Kentucky.
Variation on the surname Leckliter. Trying to connect the pre civil war families to mine in Kentucky.
Original German surname for my Leckliter family.
Surname was changed from Lechleuter with the line that moved from Kentucky to Washington DC.
Trying to break the break wall. The Simpler's were thought to be from Scotland but it is looking more like Germany.
Looking for a St.Clair that has traced the line back to the Delaware Simpler family so we can break the brick wall.

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On 25 Feb 2017 at 22:29 GMT Janis (Dilliplane) Tomko wrote:

Hi Lorrain, I see that you DNA tested thru 23andMe. I have tested myself and several family members thru AncestryDNA and have uploaded to GEDmatch. We have a paper trail connection via the Pennypackers. I was wondering if you have considered uploading to GEDmatch? It would be interesting to see if we have any shared DNA segments. If you are interested or are already on GEDmatch, please let me know. Thanks. Janis

On 4 Apr 2015 at 12:34 GMT Steve Allen wrote:

Thank you for edits to Rosa Siner. They prompted me to closely examine all the artifacts. Now I know that most of the tintypes came from Rosa, her family, and their neighbors, and that I had 3 more photos that showed her husband John.

On 11 Mar 2015 at 02:06 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey Lorrain,

Please check out this G2G post


On 7 Dec 2014 at 09:27 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

Thanks so much for your prompt answer. It is fine to leave them. If someone else is also working on that family line, you may have saved them time.

On 25 Apr 2014 at 16:30 GMT John Brown wrote:

Hello Larrain:

I was wondering if you had any information regarding Clizzie Limbrick's parents. She is my 2nd Great Grandmother on the Garner side.

On 5 Apr 2014 at 00:25 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

Hi Lorrain!

Thanks for all your contributions last month ~ especially for cleaning up biography sections and adding sources! You and your efforts are very much appreciated :)


On 28 Mar 2014 at 05:06 GMT Steve Allen wrote:

Thanks for the library material on Siner. That is probably where my grandmother got her information nearly 40 years ago.

On 10 Feb 2014 at 01:41 GMT Cheryl (White) Blankenship wrote:

I believe you are researching my family tree. My uncle was Charles E. Thayer, Jr. born in 1934 and my grandfather was Charles E. Thayer, Sr. born 1914. Let me know if we can share info. Thank you! Cheryl White Blankenship

On 30 Jun 2013 at 10:28 GMT David South wrote:

Info I have on Rebecca South: b. 1802 KY to William Henry South & Chloe Brunt.

Her husband John Jeremiah Sinclair b. 1801 DE. Am curious as to the name change from Sinclair to St Clair. The 1860 census has no information on this family. They are listed in the 1850 census in Sullivan Co, Indiana. Regards, Dave South

On 7 Nov 2010 at 13:41 GMT Crystal McCann wrote:

Hi Lorrain,

And welcome to WikiTree! It's great to have you in our growing community.

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Crystal Williams, WikiTree Community Assistant

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