Brad Stauf
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Brad Stauf

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Brad Stauf
Born 1960s.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Francis Gould.
Descendant of PGM migrant Anthony Colby.
Descendant of PGM migrant William Acey.
Descendant of PGM migrant Gershom Wheelock.
Descendant of PGM migrant William Tubbs.
Descendant of PGM migrant George Aldrich.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Wheeler of Cranfield, Fairfield.
Descendant of PGM migrant Sgt. Thomas Wheeler.
Descendant of PGM migrant Henry Gaines.
Descendant of PGM migrant Richard Risley.


Genealogist hobbyist. I keep my tree on and use wikitree for research and try to help clean up and contribute to profiles of my ancestors. ancestry user is LIndaBrad29, no DNA on ancestry unfortunately.

The Stauf family comes from Wielputz near Cologne, Germany with additions from other parts of Germany and Alsace plus one doctor from Scotland by the name of Peter Kincaid. They all ended up in St. Louis, MO by some twist of fate. However, the Stauf line was "intercepted" in 1901 by an NPE meaning that my actual Y-DNA male heritage is Billington from England before that date.

The Larson side encompasses Swedish, Austrian, Bohemian (Czech Republic) and English immigrants including colonists from the mid 1630s and U.E. Loyalists who detoured through Canada after the Revolutionary War before coming back to the U.S. through Michigan and Kansas before ending up in Omaha, NE.


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Thank you so much for all your work on the Winchester family today, Brad! That is above and beyond anything I was expecting. It is very much appreciated
posted by Ashley Jones JD
I'm a day late and a dollar short, but Sharon Wilson encouraged me to reply. I've been taking a short break from intense research right now, but you can put my name in for profile improvement team. Depending on time constraints, Research Team may be a possibility in the future. Thank you for your efforts to help make PGM profiles trustworthy.
posted by Jill (Neibaur) Olson
Hi Brad,

I promised to let you know which team I would join within the PGM Project. I'd like to join the "Profile Improvement Team". My main goal is to try to use original English parish and other records (wills, land registry docs, local history archives) to improve the profiles of the migrants, and when possible check, clarify or prove their family origins. I will generally leave the Anderson-related and sourcing of American records to others who are resident in USA, and more easily able to verify those records offline where required.

Stewart Partridge

posted by Stewart Partridge

Wikitree is quickly becoming a full-time activity for many people. I am past those days, but I would be glad to work on the PGM Profile Team as time allows. I have dozens of PGM ancestors and have been neglecting them lately. I am also a Data Doctor and a member of Categorization.

posted by Michael Thomas
Hi Brad,

Basically I am a newbie to Wikitree and have several New England great Migration Migrants and wondering what is involved with the project and how do I become involved? I tried following the email content but got lost, sorry.


posted by John Cole
Hello Brad,

Congratulations on being a featured member. Just checked, and the relationship finder shows you as a cousin to both me and my wife, Alvarado-437. Love to hear from you, and good luck with your ancestor hunting!

posted by Donald Howard
Thanks for all the Wikitree work ! BTW we are 13th cousins...
posted by Loretta Morrison
Good to meet you, 10th cousin.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Hi, I received your message regarding Joseph Ellis (1635-1674). I haven't had the opportunity to work on WikiTree projects in a long time. Our young children are stuck in remote learning while I juggle work. Hopefully someday I can return to being more responsive to requests. I love the WikiTree community. Thanks for all your hard work!
posted by Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt
Thanks Elizabeth for getting back to me Elizabeth, I understand. I think I've gotten the Ellis family in pretty good shape and coordinated with a administrator to get them in sync. Best of luck with the kiddos and stay safe!
posted by Brad Stauf
Thank you for giving “widow Chenery” to her Ellis children.

You’re a pleasure to work with.

posted by Erica Howton
Thanks Erica, you too! A credit to wiki and both!
posted by Brad Stauf
Hi all you brave people willing to dive into this confusing brew - just a heads up that the brother Joseph's bio text is still calling out George as his father. Also, all the docs I've seen from RIchard's time spell the name as Allis or Ellice. Was choosing keeping "Ellis" for Joseph and his father a conscious policy decision? Again, though, I'm chiming in from the cheap seats. This whole mystery has been a minefield for me, so I relegated myself to the sidelines. But, I'll be interested to see if a Y-DNA match for a descendant of this newly clarified line of Josephs turns up--so that my MRCA becomes "UnknownFIrst Husband of Widow Ellis" instead of Richard as is triangulated today.
posted by Bernard Ellis
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Brad,

I noticed that you made some major changes earlier to Abigail Acey's profile. You disconnected her parents and changed her data. This is Pre-1700 and a Project managed profile. Please review the help page on Pre-1700 Profiles. Especially, the parts about Project managed Pre-1700 profiles and, communication before editing or, making major changes.

Thank you,


posted by Laura DeSpain
hi Brad, I put a comment on Kemper/Parker for you. I'll work with you on the Parker profiles. I have access to Great Migration & it's directory.
Brad and Kitty are 10th cousins.

Brad Stauf and Kitty (Cooper) Smith are both descendants of Isaac Stearns.

posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Brad is an outstanding genealogical researcher.

Charles Vella Houghton Surname Project compiler

posted by Charlie Vella PhD
Hey hun, thank you so much for all of your work on the wheeler name study! You are appreciated.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi hun,

Sorry for the late response. The best way to help on the Wheeler study is to go in and start checking profiles. If there is something that can be added, corrected or even just straighted up according to guidelines, go for it if you can.

Welcome to the study and thank you for your help.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Many thanks, Brad, for completing a number of merges on the Egberts, Molenars, Duyts, etc..If you have an interest in these lines, I'm now looking at two more that are needed...Dey-445 and Day-9665 and Jacques Egbert-104 and James Egbert-330. BTW, I also checked our relationship to one another and found we are 10th cousins 1x removed! ... but not thru the Egbert line.
Hi Brad:

I see you've been doing some work on Thayers. Are you by any chance interested in participating in a name study.

See the G2G discussion:

posted by M Cole
Brad, I've had to remove the 1996 articles you've uploaded to various PGM profiles. Wikitree honor code includes respecting copyright and this article is under copyright. Preferable is to quote and cite the pertinent section of the article and link to the online version of it. Sorry.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Hello Brad,

In reviewing my original Tree on Ancestry , my 14th Great-Grandparents were George and Elizabeth Wheeler. George was born in 1500 in Marston, Bedford , England. I don't have much on Elizabeth other than their Marriage, listed in the Warwickshire, England records. and that they had a son named John, born in 1538. I have to take the time to hand write all the dates and info and haven't been able to do so as yet. As I said in my previous message, my first Tree is a Mess so I am starting Fresh. Thank You , Again, for Your Assistance.

Hello B rad,

Thank You So Much for Your Message regarding the Wheeler Family. I actually had to start a new Tree on Ancestry because everything got so messed up on my first one. I will definitely look at the information you've told me about. I know my connection is to the Wheelers that settled in Connecticut some 400 years ago. Accurate information is crucial to tracing Direct Ancestry. I Appreciate Your Assistance so Much. Blessings to You and Yours Crystal

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