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Schwald Family Trees:

WA-NY-OR-TX NY OH MO-TX
PA-IL-AZ-CA Austria Germany Switzerland
Fred Schwald and Family
Fred Schwald and Family Seattle, WA, circa 1910

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Christof Schwald Maulburg, Germany 2001
Christof Schwald

O ur web site is indebted to our cousin and good friend, Christof Schwald, of Maulburg, Germany. It is Christof who discovered Great Grandpa Fred's birth record in the Kandern town clerk's office.

C hristof, our family is forever grateful to you for giving us our Deutsche Stammbaum (German Family Tree) which has enabled us to connect with other Schwald families across the world.

O ur story started out as the search for our paternal great grandfather Fred Schwald's birth place and family. Little did we know it would turn into a Schwald Family Genealogy project, connecting us with Schwald families worldwide.


Gyger-Leuthold Family Trees:

GYGER-LEUTHOLD LEUTHOLD-BIRCHER


Traditional Swiss women's clothing
Women in traditional clothing. (Swiss National Library)

O ur paternal great grandmother's Swiss ancestry can be traced back to the mid 1500's, some of the earliest records we have collected thus far.

Born in Bern, Switzerland, great grandma Lizzie Gyger lived about 45 miles from southern Germany's Black Forest, birthplace of her husband, Fred Schwald. Although they met and married in Seattle, Washington, they shared a similar language and culture due to the close proximity of their birthplaces.


Bergh-Magerholm Family Trees:

BERGSNES-VOLLAN MAGERHOLM-BRANDAL


Traditional Norwegian Costume, Viking Warrior.
Traditional Norwegian Costume, Viking Warrior.

A lthough our paternal grandmother's Norwegian ancestral records are scarce, Norway's culture and Viking sagas add a another unique and fascinating dimension to our family's genealogy.


FEATURE ARTICLES

Great Grandpa Fred Schwald SCHWALD - 1896 Germany to U.S.A.
Great Grandpa Fred Schwald's journey: Sitzenkirch, Germany → Seattle, Washington.

Great Grandma Lizzie Gyger GYGER - 1870 Switzerland to U.S.A.
Great Grandma Lizzie Gyger's journey: Bern, Switzerland → Ohio → Seattle, Washington.

Grandma Johanne Bergh BERGH - 1923 Norway to U.S.A.
Grandma Johanne Bergh's journey: Kristiansund, Norway → Seattle, Washington; her unfortunate death at age 24.

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W e have thousands of family records that are not yet uploaded to our web site.

If you have questions regarding a specific family or family member, please feel free to contact us.

Perhaps we have additional information in our archives to assist you.



   

Verdugo-Ruiz Family Trees

VERDUGO-CARILLO RUIZ-LOPEZ
LOPEZ-MORA SINOVA-BOJORQUEZ
ROMERO-SALGADO OLIVAS-ONTIVEROS
ONTIVEROS-CARRASCO YBARRA-VELASQUEZ
Typical early California mission
Typical early California mission.

A lso featured is our direct maternal Hispanic ances-
tral lineage to fifteen pre-1782 founding families of California.

S panish colonization of California consisted of the following Major expeditions and recruitments:

1. 1769 - PORTOLA EXPEDITION
    ★Velicata, Mexico San Diego & Monterey
      Soldiers & priests, First presidios & missions

2. 1771 - SOLDIER TRANSFERS
    ★Mexico Msn. San Gabriel
      21 soldiers, 5 mule drivers
    ★Guayamas, Mexico San Diego
      12 soldiers, 10 of them go to Monterey

3. 1773 - RIVERA RECRUITMENT
    ★Guadalajara, Mexico Monterey
      51 soldiers

4. 1774 - ANZA'S FIRST EXPEDITION
    ★Tubac, Mexico Msn. San Gabriel & Monterey
      3 padres, 20 soldiers, 11 servants, 35 mules,
      65 cattle & 140 horses

5. 1774 - Lt. ORTEGA ESCORTS FAMILIES
    ★Loreto & Velicata, Mexico San Diego
      Families of Rivera's 1773 recruited soldiers

6. 1775 - 1776 - ANZA'S SECOND EXPEDITION
    ★Tubac, Mexico Monterey
      200 soldiers & families to colonize San Francisco

7. 1777 - PUEBLO DE SAN JOSE GUADALUPE
    ★San Francisco Presidio, Alta Cal. San Jose
      68 Pobladores to colonize Pueblo San Jose

8. 1781 - RIVERA EXPEDITION
    ★Los Alamos, Mexico Msn. San Gabriel
      Soldiers & families to colonize Los Angeles, Santa
      Barbara and new channel missions.


Buck Family Trees:

BUCK-JONES JONES-MASON


Virginia Colonial Militia
Virginia Colonial Militia

O ur maternal 4th great grandfather Charles J. Buck served four months during the Revolutionary war; having volunteered in 1777 at the Little levels of Greenbrier in Bottetourt County Virginia [sic: Botetourt County; near present Hillsboro in Pocahontas County WV].

Charles J. Buck and family eventually moved to Ohio, where he lived out the remainder of his life. His ancestors most likely immigrated from England.


FEATURE ARTICLES

Great Grandpa Ramon Verdugo's Great Grandpa Jose Maria Verdugo JOSE MARIA VERDUGO - 1769 Portola Expedition
Our 4th Great Grandfather's journey: Mexico → California; Rancho San Rafael land grant.

Great Grandma Salome Ruiz's Great Grandpa Efigenio Ruiz EFIGENIO RUIZ - 1781 Rivera Expedition
Our 4th Great Grandfather's journey: Mexico
→ California; settlement in Santa Barbara.

Rancho San Rafael The Loss of Rancho San Rafael
Rancho history. Our 3rd Great Grandfather Julio Verdugo's loan, hard times & Rancho San Rafael's foreclosure.

 
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