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Christen (Vallimont) Wilhelm

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Mrs. Christen R. Wilhelm formerly Vallimont
Born 1990s.
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Biography

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!

Sources

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


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Christen is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
AIKEY
Aikey ancestors appear in Mother's maternal line in Pennsylvania
FAUCONNIER
My father's ancestors changed the surname from Fauconnier to Vallimont (and/or Valimont) after immigrating to the US. Settled in Frenchville, PA.
FISHER
Fisher surname appears in my mother's paternal line, specifically in the central PA region
GARDNER
Gardner Chocolates Family. Surname appears in Mother's paternal line, central PA region
HOLT
Surname appears in mother's paternal line, in central PA region
LUCAS
Lucas surname appears in my mother's paternal line (my grandfather's mother), specifically in the central PA region.
MAURER
Maurer surname appears in my father's family line, specifically in central PA region
NAPE
Husband's Family. From Ohio
OSWALT
Father's maternal line, many generations in Snow Shoe, PA and surrounding area
PARSONS
Surname appears in mother's family line in central PA region
PLETCHER
Centre PA Pletcher and Shenck families appear in mother's maternal line.
RIDER
Rider/Reiter surname appears in my father's line, specifically settlers in Pennsylvania, starting in Lancaster county area then moving to Centre/Clearfield counties.
SCHENCK
Centre PA Pletcher and Schenck (Shenck, Shank, etc.) families appear in mother's maternal line.
SCHNARS
JFW Schnars, privateer, was an ancestor on my father's side. Settled in Clearfield area with Peter Karthaus (namesake of a local town there)
SHECKLER
Sheckler ancestors settled in central PA region
SPOTTS
Spotts surname appears in my mother's Paternal line.
THEWLES
VALLIMONT
Father's family line. Changed from Fauconnier when ancestors settled in PA after traveling from France
WEBER
Weber surname appears in mother's family line, specifically Balser Weber, an important early settler in Centre County, PA
WILHELM
Husband's family line


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On 18 Aug 2016 at 21:13 GMT Joseph Demsey wrote:

Hi Christen,

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 jedemsey@ptd.net

On 2 Mar 2016 at 22:03 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hi Christen

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.

Regards,

Doug

On 19 Jun 2015 at 17:53 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Christen,

I hope you're enjoying WikiTree.

Our vision is to build a collaborative tree. Be sure to look for Duplicates before adding a profile, and always include Sources for your information.

The Help Index covers topics you may have questions about.

Our G2G Forum is where many of our generous members help each other out.

Visit our "Weekend Chat". Say hello, introduce yourself, and see what other members are up to right now! http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/158203/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-19-20-june-2015

Of course, I'm here to help in any way I’m able.

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On 17 Jun 2015 at 00:22 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

Hi Christen,

I got your message, here is the link again, please give it another try:read our Pre-1700 profiles info. If you still have problems please let me know.

Bill

On 17 Jun 2015 at 00:12 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

Christen, you are now a member of WikiTree! Please help us build one Collaborative Global Family Tree, which means only one profile per person. It's important that no duplicates are created and profiles are properly sourced.

If you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.

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We also have Mentors who will be glad to answer questions.

Thanks for volunteering and welcome to the Tree!

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On 17 Jun 2015 at 00:03 GMT Christen (Vallimont) Wilhelm wrote:

Hi! I've just recently gotten into researching my family history when I received some photos of my 2x great grandparents. The knowledge provided by the community here has been a huge help to me, and I'd love to be able to help others by maybe helping to make some connections that they may be missing.

Thanks to those who have made this site and my research so far possible!

On 16 Jun 2015 at 23:56 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:

I see you have, or plan to upload a GEDCOM. Here are a few quick links that you will find useful, and answer a lot of your questions:

step-by-step of the process including screenshots.

'Before you import a GEDCOM'.

http://breescorner.com/post/115156682471/gedcom-video-tutorial-for-wikitree

Please keep in mind that our vision is to build a collaborative tree with just one profile per person, so please make sure to look for duplicates on WikiTree before adding a profile. Thank you for taking the time to go through your gedmatches.

Good Luck,

Fred

On 16 Jun 2015 at 23:33 GMT Fred Adamson wrote:

Hi Christen,

Welcome! As a guest you are encouraged to explore. Our Help pages (upper right) are full of valuable information. The Help Index, Intro to WikiTree, and our G2G forum will answer a lot of your questions. And please, don't hesitate to ask your own questions in G2G. Please read our Honor Code, it's what we're all about. If English is not your first language, here is a link to WikiTree Language Volunteers.

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