Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Minor Lines

There are a number of minor family names that occur on both the Paternal and Maternal Sides of the family. The minor lines typically contain two surnames in succession. It is plausible with more research more will be discovered about the minor lines.

Paternal Minor Lines

The Paternal minor lines are an exception to what is noted above. In this case, these two lines are listed as there are only four known names currently known in the Paternal lines Bukowski and Murosky as discussed in separate posts and the two surnames listed below.

Kwiatkowski
Nationality - Polish
Arrival to the Unites States -May 1, 1895

The Kwiatkowski line begins with my 2nd great grandmother Franciska Kwiatkowski. She is the oldest currently known individual in the Kwiatkowski  line. She was born in Poland  around May of 1864.

Zielinski
Nationality - Russian/Polish
Arrival to the Unites States -May 1, 1895

The Zielinski line begins with my 2nd great grandmother Eva Zielinski. She is the oldest currently known individual in the Kwiatkowski  line. She was born around 1870 possibly in Poland.

The Maternal Minor Lines
The minor material lines contain more names in succession.

Allonas
Nationality - French (although it should be noted this portion of France changed borders with Germany often over the course of history)

The Allonas line begins with my 5th great grandmother Madeleine Allonas. The records from Marcholsheim Church in Marcholsheim, Alsace, France document the marriage of Madeleine Allonas to Franciscus Antonine Loll, my 5th great grandfather, on  16 Jun 1786.

The oldest currently known individual in the Allonas Line is Madeleine's father Anthony Allonas, my 6th great grandfather.

Cunningham
Nationality - Irish
Arrival to the Unites States - June 1869

The Cunningham line begins with my 3rd great grandmother Ellen Cunningham born 24 Aug 1847 in County Waterford, Ireland. The oldest currently known individual in the Cunningham Line is Ellen's father Mathias Cunningham, my 4th great grandfather.

Haggerty
Nationality - Irish
Arrival to the Unites States -Date is currently unknown, however the family was in the United States by the 1840's  

The Haggerty line begins with my 3rd great grandmother Anna Haggerty born around 1845 in Farmington, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The oldest currently known individual in the Haggerty Line is Anna's father Robert Haggerty, my 4th great grandfather.

Hofhaus
Nationality - Fuerstenau, Germany

The Hofhaus line begins with my 3rd great grandmother Katherine Elizabeth Hofhaus born 20 Oct 1829 in Fuerstenau, Province of Hanover, Germany. The oldest currently known individual in the Hofhaus Line is Katherine Elizabeth Hofhaus's father Wilhelm Hofhaus, my 4th great grandfather born in Fürstenau, Germany.

Rösch 

Nationality - German

The Rösch line begins with my 4th great grandmother Theresia Rösch born 1801 in Untersimonwald, Margraviate of Baden, Holy Roman Empire. The oldest currently known individual in the Rösch Line is Theresia's father Johann Rösch , my 5th great grandfather.


3 comments:

  1. The Cunningham lineage is suspect. Mathias Cunningham was a widower on the 1850 Census of Louisville KY, with two sons Thomas and George, each from prior marriages back in Pittsburg, PA where Mathias was born c1812. Mathias then married an Ellen GRAHAM c1851/2 in Louisville. Later censuses in Louisville Ellen's date and place of birth is shown as 1827 in Ireland. Mathias died in 1875 and Ellen in 1909 and had eight children, none of whom was named Ellen.

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  2. The Cunningham lineage is suspect. My Mathias Cunningham was born in Pittsburg, PA in 1812 and his 3rd wife Ellen Graham was born 1827 in Ireland. Mathias was a two time widower on the 1850 Louisville, KY census with two sons from his prior wives.

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by! It appears that we both have an ancestor named Mathias Cunningham – but they are actually two different people.

      The Mathias Cunningham mentioned above is my 4th great grandfather. He was born about 1818 in Ireland. His arrival is around June of 1869 based on his Citizenship Application. Mathias is recorded in the 1870 United States Federal Census with his wife Margaret and his children. His Naturalization record is dated 1871 at the Court of Common Pleas in the Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

      The post “Irish Immigrant Mathias Cunningham” provides some additional details about Mathias Cunningham and includes sources: https://murosky-ancestral-lines.blogspot.com/2018/01/irish-immigrant-mathias-cunningham.html

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