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Coming Together: Portrait of a Family
     

Coming Together: Portrait of a Family

by Winona Garmhausen
 

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This book tells the story of how it was that the author’s ancestors, coming from a variety of countries and creeds and at different times, met in the northwest corner of Ohio and how it was that finally this movement across time and space would bring two people from widely differing backgrounds, her parents, together.

Before northwest Ohio was

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This book tells the story of how it was that the author’s ancestors, coming from a variety of countries and creeds and at different times, met in the northwest corner of Ohio and how it was that finally this movement across time and space would bring two people from widely differing backgrounds, her parents, together.

Before northwest Ohio was officially opened to settlement by non-Indians, the author’s paternal ancestors moved onto these lands, which in 1817 had been legally set aside as a reservation “in perpetuity” for the Shawnee Indian Tribe. As time passed, these settlers worked out satisfactory lives with their Indian neighbors and friends until the Shawnee were forcibly removed to Kansas in 1832.

The author’s maternal ancestors emigrated into the same area in the 1840s. Northwest Ohio would soon be populated by small towns and villages and cleared landscapes dotted by tidy farms. Slowly and regrettably, memories of the Shawnee and other tribes who had once inhabited this land faded as all thoughts were focused on the future.

Maps and photos and a comprehensive Pedigree Chart, which traces the Kunz/Lause ancestry from its earliest known date in America in 1640 to the marriage of Viola Lause and Frederick Kunz in 1929, accompany the book’s narrative.  The book’s index contains 31 surnames related to this bloodline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414044002
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
03/12/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
File size:
7 MB

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