Some detail work at http://familysearch.org has allowed me to push the family I call the "Michigan Kuennens" back three more generations. I'm posting the resulting file now.
As the weather turns colder (and in Olympia, grayer), I tend to do more genealogy work. This past weekend I have worked on the Balk family. If you have an interest, please post here. When I "finish", I'll post my new Balk files to my Ossian Festina St. Lucas Families site.
Happy Easter! I'm spending a little part of my day just beginning to organize the many family history photos I have in one format or another. If you have photos in electronic format that would be appropriate to share at this site, let's please figure out a way to get them to me and share them on the site. For now, I'll put them on this Photos page.
Weebly is so easy to use, I created this web-site in two days. Of course, there were 8 years of research and the entry of over 21,000 names into my database that gave me something to post. Feel free to join me in discussions of family history, genealogy for any family in Winneshiek or Fayett Counties in Northeast Iowa, but especially the Kuennen, Hollerbach (Hollenbeck), Huinker, and Tobin , the Kuehner, Einck, Lang, and Ruddy, and the Meyer, Balk, Braun, Mehs, Heck, Straub, Powell, and Lavelle families.
Hi. I've been doing family history work, or genealogy, as a hobby since 2003. My work centers on my family, but it includes a strong interest in the families who settled in Northeast Iowa, especially Fayette and Winneshiek Counties.