Jon Egge

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Jon lives in downtown Kirkland, WA with his wife Deanna. His mother was Edna Louise Chenoweth, born to Harry Edward Chenoweth and Minnie Jane Holt. Harry had come out to the Seattle area from Pineville, MO about 1912. This in the line of the 3rd generation Thomas, son of John. Jon has been doing Chenoweth genealogy and hosting the Chenoweth website where he produced and wrote 450 webpages since 1996, contacting, talking and corresponding to over 3,000 cousins. He has attended all Chenoweth national reunions (thru 2018- 10 in all) and made presentations at each of them and is the foremost authority on the Chenoweth Family in America. He graduated in 1966 from the University of Washington.

I would be more than glad to manage any Chenoweth memorial since I basically know who all these people were. This fall (2012) I manage over 1,300 Chenoweth pages out of 4,700 plus memorials created so far. I have also identified nearly 900 married daughters. Though 90% of the family uses this spelling "Chenoweth", there are other variants like Chenowith, Chinouth, Chenowth, Chinowth, Chinworth, Chenworth, Chineworth as well as variants of Chennyworth and Channyworth. Chynoweth and Chinneth are not part of the family of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert, who comprise over 90% of the present population of US Chenoweths. For more info please visit the Chenoweth website I created. I also authored a 137 plus page Study of the Laprath Family of the immigrant, Hans Laprath who brought his family from Simonsburg, Germany to America settling in Iowa then Nebraska.

The pix is probably what I look like after a hard day of genealogy, a bit frazzled!

You can reach me at 206-940-9564
I have recently (Fall 2017) started working on my Yonce Lines descended from Melchor Yants of Pennsylvania. My line of this is from John Yonce who married Margaet Waltman and his son Peter who migrated to Wythe Co., VA and his James Edward Yonce who went to Neraska and Missouri. Melchor had 3 known sons. So far I have worked through 7,000 descendants using the spellings of Yance, Yomce, Younce, Yonts and Yontz basically in Wythe and Carrol Counties of Virginia, and Muhlenberg and Ohio Counties of Kentucky.

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