Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. In 1994, my uncle, Loren and aunt, Eunice, with the assistance of my cousins, Sharon and Julie, collected information from the family and put together a family book. This was no small task since Loren (#12) is the youngest child of Louis and Cora who had 12 children. Because of Grandpa's history we knew very little about his parents and where he was born. After receiving a copy of the family book, I became more interested in finding information on my ancestors. Loren shared his research information and for the past 20 or so years, I have been searching for additional details about the life of Louis and his parents.
During the past 20 years, I have started and stopped my research many times. When I would get stuck on one family, I would start the search for a different family. The search for family has been frustrating and fun at the same time. When you have success you forget the frustration.
As my research continued, I started to discover that I am connected to many of the families that settled in the Seneca Missouri Area. Many of the families that settled in the Seneca Area over 180 years ago still have descendants living there today.
If you attended school in Seneca Missouri, you might be surprised which school mates have an Ancestor in common. Do you have an Ancestor in common with any of your school mates? Who?
I would be interested in your connections.
I have included information about some of my research and some of the families with whom I have a connection. Are we related? Look at the information. You might be surprised.