Category: Burton/Stiehm Family

The Holstein(er)’s

The following is from a book I received from Barbara Faust. I never knew the author and title, but I believe it is from: A. Donovan Faust (Foust). A Family History: The Ancestors of Thomas Wilson Faust. (1997). Leonhardt Holsteiner was among the earliest settlers in the Tulpehocken Valley of eastern Pennsylvania He was probably born […]

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Progenitor of the Newcombe’s in America Dies Tragically

Capt. Andrew Newcomb (our 10th great grandfather) came to America as captain of a sailing vessel, making his first landing perhaps at Barbados and from thence to Virginia. He established residence in Boston after his second marriage to Grace Ricks. He and his son, Andrew (Lieutenant Andrew), continued as a mariners. Records indicate: That Capt. […]

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An exciting two years

Sometimes, many things happen in a short period of time. Joan Stiehm Van Der Wal is an example. In a nearly two year period, she graduated, signed a professional contract, was married, “won” a beauty contest and had her first child. Joan graduated from Bay View High School in Milwaukee in January of 1950. She […]

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Early Life of the Stiehms in Jefferson Co. WI

E. C. STIEHM. E. C. Stiehm, a merchant of Johnson Creek and president of the village board, is engaged in the conduct of a furniture and undertaking establishment. He was born in Jefferson county, December 14, 1862, a son of William and Anna (Ton) Stiehm, who were natives of Wattenburg, Germany. They came to the […]

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Are We Related to French Royalty?

I was recently presented with a family history that purports to show us as related to Charles the V — King of France. The records supporting the claim were not presented, and I certainly have not been able to support this, it’ll provide some interesting discussion and perhaps years of research. Using the work presented to […]

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Wesley Hull – Inventor

As I was researching, I ran across the entry for the 1880 US Census. In it, GG Grandfather, Wesley Hull, listed his occupation as “Inventor.” I was curious. What did he invent? Was he a Thomas Edison? Or was he a Doc Brown? Digging deeper, I found the 1870 census which showed him as Patent […]

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