Dave Rutherford
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Dave Rutherford

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Dave J. Rutherford
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Dave Rutherford was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Lt. Joshua Tidd.
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Currently working on WikiTree as a Ranger, G2G Moderator, Co-Leader of both the Canada Project and the Palatine Migration Project.

Graduate - John L Forster Collegiate Institute - 1968
University of Windsor - 1971 (B.A.)

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I just added sourced marriage record for Lester Gerolamy Bowles and Dorothy Louise Magee, that connects him to the very large Dods family of Alton, Ontario. I also added one living child for them, as I am in touch with her. She intends to send photos of her grandparents that I will then add to WT.
posted by M Ross
This is wonderful. Lester is a second cousin, once removed. My mother was a Bowles. I see the connection to the Dods was in Caledon, Peel, just down the road from where the Bowles clan settled. I look forward to seeing the photos. Thank you!
posted by Dave Rutherford
Hi Dave,

I've identified another family branch for the Palantine designation. This is the Eck branch. Jacobus Egg/Eck (Eck-161) , brought his family to Philadelphia, on Sept 23, 1741, aboard the Marlborough, captained by Thomas Bell, Master.

The name references in Strassburger are strange, only the father is listed as Johan Jacob Buck with an umlaut over the "u". In the Daniel Rupp reference a 'Johann Jacob ICK" is listed.

There also appear to be duplicates on the wife of Jacobus Eck (the original immigrant (Eck-161). Anna Margaret Kilcher (Kilcher-2 )and Anna Margaret Eck (Eck-110) seem to be the same person. They are currently under consideration for merging.

I couldn't decipher the signatures but will continue looking and trying.

Thanks for your help. Judy

Thanks Judy. I'll add these folks to the project.
posted by Dave Rutherford
Thanks for your feedback David.

However what you say is all well and good, but the reality is that I have misplaced many of the researched notes that I made. I saved them, and placedthem into a basement here within Poland when we emigrated. Thus I am new to the site, have lost access to my old online trees, and are in the slow process of rebuilding the tree, and occasionally I find a individual that I know that I have recorded the history from painstaking hour's in the archives. Slowly I am unearthing my notes about the source material to better reference it. In the meantime I am making the skeleton of my tree, and inviting my cousin's to help fill in the Swiss cheese holes. Most of the searches were done between 2006 and 2008 after building up a indicator of the shape from dodgy sites like the LDS, and took many hours to prove or adjust in the actual county archives. I spent days in Matlock, two days in March, Cambridgeshire. Was on first names with the lady at Abingdon family history centre, and was in and out of Nottingham archive's too. Other searches have been done by my late father and cousins on both sides of the clan. Many of the foot soldiers, including my father and his two sisters have since died. We created a single name search group for Calladines, and I hope many may start to join your site now... Again I am laying out the bones to email different surviving member's - but its the children now, not the original team... Please be assured that I am not compounding errors and will go back to add additional sources when my notes come to light, or my cousins upload thier own gedcoms - mine is stuck in windows 8 and I cant convert it yet. Likewise its nice to see that the site has some monitors looking out, and all my notes now are open to scrutiny, so I am happy that you noticed. David.

posted by David Calladine
Hello Dave. I have requested a merge that seams to be held up due to last name at birth issues, that could use help from the Palatine Migration Project. Oury-9 and Urich-118 appear to be the same person but need more documentation to settle on the correct last name. Your help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
posted by Pat Songe
I don't actually see any evidence for either Urich or Oury. The name is Ory on the ship lists I found for the Pricess Auguata. And his marriage record from Alsace uses the spelling Ori. That is the earliest sourced spelling found for him, so I will change the LNAB to Ori and complete the merge into that.
posted by Dave Rutherford
Thank you very much on the merge into Ori-8, the profile looks great. This leads to another issue that maybe you can assist with. Right now, there is an unmerged match of his daughter, Urich-117 and Oubre-101, another LNAB issue. Can you assist?
posted by Pat Songe
This looks more complicated. Not just the LNAB's are different here. They have different dates and even different given names. I will add them to the Palatine project, but I am wondering if the Louisiana Families or the Huguenot Projects might be a better fit. I'll reach out to them about this.
posted by Dave Rutherford
I ran across an online document (link below) which suggests that Justin Trudeau (Trudeau-195) is related to Fidel Castro (Ruz-1).

This analysis has the common distant ancestor is ALFONSO CASTILLA VII (1105-1157), Castilla-99, who seems to be their 20-something-great grandfather.

By one wife Alfonso had daughter SANCHA (1154-1208, Castilla-102), and her line goes eventually to the Trudeaus. By another wife he had another daughter URRACA (1133-1179,Castilla-103), her descendants go eventually to Fidel Castro. Alfonso also had a son, FERNANDO (1137-1188, Castilla-107), whose descendants add to the mix.

If that chart is right, link below, it appears Justin (Trudeau-195) and Fidel (Run-1) would be twenty-something cousins?


I tried checking WikiTree for Ruz-1 “connected to” Trudeau-195, that didn’t work, I think because both lines do not yet have profiles that far back.

I posted the link in comments on Justin's profile.

FWIW, just tossing it out there.

posted by John Mueller
edited by John Mueller
Hi John,

This connection is pure fiction. I've answered more thoroughly on Justin's page.

All the best,


posted by Dave Rutherford
Hi, I'm fairly new to Wikitree and so not comfortable with the ways to navigate Wikitree, but trying to learn. I believe my ancestor,

Matthäus (Heinle) Heinly (abt. 1697 - 1773) Heinle-62 and his son David Heinly Heinly-8 arived in Philadelphia on the ship Patience. Does that qualify them for the Palantine project?

I always appreciate your help and if I should be communicating in some other way, please let me know.

Thank you, Judy Luckenbill Brett (Luckenbill-68)

Hi Judy,

Yes, this man and his entire family are indeed Palatine Migrants. I will add them to the project shortly.


posted by Dave Rutherford
Thank you for your help with the Gunterman/Countryman line!
Greetings Dave, you made a wife change on Johannes Adam Beckenbach, which means he married her at 59 years old. I'm thinking the wife you took off was his First wife, then you put in the 2nd wife. Just cuz, TomT 1952
posted by Thomas Teters
edited by Thomas Teters
Hi Tom,

I completed some Beckenbach merges the other day. I'll take a look again and send you a private message.

posted by Dave Rutherford
We do what we can and I love all the cousins that I've found here on Wikitree.
posted by Ricco Renzetti
Yes, WikiTree is a wonderful way to find new cousins. Thanks for all the folks that you are adding to the Teeter tree.
posted by Dave Rutherford
Thanks for merging Joseph and Jemima Burleigh! Much appreciated. 🙂
This Bruner family Johann Jacob Brunner (1703-1783) may be Palatine migrants, looking at birth place, dates, death place.
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Yes indeed. I will add them.

Thanks for the catch!

posted by Dave Rutherford
Thanks SO much for your careful work on the Palatine Migration project. Lots of "my" profiles have needed pruning and merging, and the extra authority of a project is a good catalyst for getting the work done. Best of the new year. Stay safe and well and busy. Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Thank you Jane. And thanks for joining and helping with our project.

I hope that you have a very happy New Year!


posted by Dave Rutherford