Paternal relationship is confirmed with a FamilyTreeDNA match between Meg McGowan and Eleanor Simcoe, niece and aunt. Predicted relationship by Family Tree DNA: Aunt based on 984 shared Cm across 33 segments.
My German ancestors from the Rhineland, east side across from Bonn, surnames Weiden, Vorst, Sulzen, Bahn. Also German-speaking Bohemians (Pichler, Becher) from Karsbad, now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Johan Anderson Vieg given his surname in Swedish army. Emigrated to Fort Dodge, Iowa about 1869.
Meg McGowan's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Meg or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup T2b, FTDNA kit #N74405
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Meg:
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Thank you Meg for identifying Ludwig Scheibel and letting me know about his family. I did not have any of that information. I do have his ancestors back to Yoseph (born 1766) and Cecilia Scheibel (born 1770).