I grew up in Morris County, NJ, where my dad worked as an electrical engineer and my mom taught at a small Christian school. During summers, holidays, or various big family events, we would make the 3 hour drive out to Centre County, PA, where both sets of grandparents and most of our cousins lived. These trips became more frequent when my brother started wrestling at Penn State (the alma mater of many of my relatives, including my dad and brother).
I studied mechanical engineering at Grove City College in Grove City, PA, where I met my husband. After graduating, I went back to my Centre County roots and worked in State College, PA for a couple of years before getting married. My husband finished his Masters at Penn State and we moved to New England for work.
Since the death of my paternal grandfather in 2009, we have slowly been going through the boxes and boxes of old photos of him, his brothers, his parents, and his grandparents, to set some aside for albums. My paternal grandmother had done some of her own genealogy research before then, and included some rough family trees, old newspaper articles, and a list of various relatives that she was sure we were related to, but not always 100% sure how.
In May of 2015, I finally got around to putting the album together. My great-grandmother Vallimont had done a wonderful job of neatly labeling the photos, so it was simple enough to match the names to the documents my grandmother had given me for the most part. Where things didn't quite match up, I turned to the internet. And before long, a few google searches turned into an almost 500 person family tree stretching from 21st century NJ and PA back to 17th century Pennsylavnia, Quebec, France, Ireland, England, Germany, and Switzerland.
I am just starting this genealogy adventure, but would love to lend whatever help I can to anyone who might have questions about the Vallimont, Fauconnier, Pennsylvanian Fisher, Schnars, Rider/Reiter, Weber, or Scheckler families. And if I don't have any answers (probably the more likely result at the point I'm writing this), I'd likely be quite interested in trying to help figure the answers out!
Earliest Fisher Ancestors: https://archive.org/stream/parishregisterso01kirk/parishregisterso01kirk_djvu.txt
Vallimonts in Centre County, PA: http://engr.case.edu/merat_francis/flm/Frenchville/History%20French%20Settlers.pdf
Lucas/Weber Relatives in Central PA http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SRCH&db=jkhouser84&surname=L
On 18 Aug 2016 at 21:13 GMT Joseph Demsey wrote:
My grandmother was a Vallimont & married a Kanski my mother married Joseph B. Demsey. I have a lot of pics that I got from my mom I have a few letters from Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Vallimont. Joe Demsey firstname.lastname@example.org
On 2 Mar 2016 at 22:03 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:
I have been working on Weber profiles as part of the Profile of the Week Project for Daniel Weber. I am not related, but my wife has many PA German settlers in her tree. Further research may reveal a connection.
Ackermans, Zabriskie, Turse, Toers, Demarest, Post, Straut, Rudlun, Conklin and others all settled in Bergen & surrounding counties in north Jersey. They also settled in Orange & Rockland counties in NY. These are all names from my mother's line.
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