Paul and Krista have been married since 1995 and have been actively involved in family history research ever since. We both love history and enjoy traveling and visting our ancestors' stomping ground.
Krista's mother's families are mostly recent immigrants to the USA including the Van der Schaafs from the Netherlands and Mohrings from Germany who settled in LaCrosse and Monroe County in Wisconsin. The Hoffs came from Norway to Vernon County, Wisconsin. The Eshelmans are my oldest ancestors from Switzerland to Pennsylvania, some to Illinois and then up to Monroe County, Wisconsin. On my father's side are Finstads & Olsons from Norway, Andersons from Denmark, and Wiens & Baergs are the "Germans from Russia." Any other family names I add in were married in to my family.
Paul's families were known to be Iowa farm families. On his mother's side are the Linderbaum and Schaefer families who lived in Howard County, Iowa. On his father's side, the Hanson and and Sechler families also ended up in Iowa. But both the Sechler and Schaefer families are old families in the start of the USA and can be connected together on the Mayflower. The Hansons came from Norway, and the Linderbaums came from Germany in the late 1800s.
We look forward to linking up our ancestors from long ago as well as connect with our distant cousins who are also engaged on this lifelong quest of family history resarch.
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