Andrew Michaelsen

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My vision is failing so I will be cutting back my Find A Grave activity. I will still be around for questions and have many photos to upload.

My wife has the longest-lived tree in America in our family. The English Dodges arrived in Block Island, RI in the 1590’s and headed west through Connecticut, Jefferson county New York, Manistee, Michigan and Kane and Ogle counties in Illinois. The Dutch Leveys and Freydendalls landed at Manhattan in the early 1600’s and ended up in Kane county, Illinois via Schenectady, New York. The German Martens and Lindenbergs arrived in Clayton county Iowa in 1851 and headed to Plymouth county near Remsen before settling in South Dakota.

Her other German heritage and my German and Danish ancestors arrived with the rush of the last quarter of the 19th century. There have been interesting stories to follow

We have boxes of photos and papers plus many contacts that have been very helpful and very kind.

The two most identifiable events were the sale of the Levey dairy farm for the Mooseheart Child City and School near Batavia, Illinois plus a Danish rooted cousin who was the President of the University of Connecticut and had his obituary in the New York Times.


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