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My major project has been to trace all descendants in America of the two Kohlhauer brothers, John and Henry, that came to Philadelphia, PA in 1804, from the Kolschhausen/Erhingshausen, Hesse, Germany area. This database, containing 12,624 individuals, traces all current spellings of this surname in the United States that we have found, namely Colehour/Colehower/Colhouer/Colhour/Colhower, as well as all the female lines. You can visit the Kohlhauer German genealogy that I have been able to find. This database has 708 individuals in it. I have included our Kohlhauer newsletters that we have distributed on this site, the latest newsletter available is December 2016 (Volume 26, #1). The newsletter requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software or any software that can read a PDF file.

My Children's Ancestry, the Colehour / Kreger database, is a large database of 23,763 individuals. Geographically, it covers family members from mostly Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota and Canada. Ancestral places of origin include England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

My wife's ancestry included settlers to Minnesota before it became a state. I have attempted to trace all descendants of these pioneers. These primarily Minnesota descendants includes the surnames of Cardinal, Perrault, Landry and Morin from French speaking Canada; Krueger, Kunst, Santema and Mulder from Germany and the Netherlands; and follows both male and female descendants.

I hope you enjoy visiting our site. I welcome additional information, corrections or conversations related to any of these families. Although care has been taken to collect accurate data, like any genealogy work, use this information at your own risk.

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