My Genealogy Home Page
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Sometimes...not often enough,
we reflect upon the good things,
and those thoughts always center
around those we love.
And I think about the people who
mean so much to me.
And for so many times have made me,
so very happy.
And I count the times I have
forgotten to say....
Thank You and just how much
I Love You!!!
Hi, Welcome to my family genealogy page.It is not complete yet, but with time and patience I will get it finished. This site isnt about any one Swank family. It is all the Swank families in this blood line.
A little short story about me. I started doing this site when I was 49 years old as a way to find my family connections. I left home when I was 15 years old. I lost all contact with my family, not only my parents but also my brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This was my choice. After my father passed away I wanted to know WHO my family and ancestors were. I wanted to know why some of the things I did as a kid came about. The only family members I actually knew lived out of town except my grandparents, so I didnt really know them. I knew my grnadparents names were Harry Swank and Myrtle Williams, I didn't know their parents. I wanted to know my great grandparents, my ancestors, etc. Therefore I started doing genealogy research to find my family.
To date from what I can gather, we are from German descent. Our ancestors either were already here, around 1734, or came over to fight in the American Revolutionary War, in 1776. The Germans who came over to fight were known as "Hessian" soldiers. Hired by King George 3 of England, to do battle. After the American Revolution some 3,000 Hessians stayed here in the United States, while others either went back to Germany or migrated to Canada.
For more information on "Hessians", visit John Merz's site at: "http://home.cogeco.ca/~hessians/".
The "Swank","Schwend","Schwenk",etc., first settled in Pennsylvania before moving on to Maryland, where the name spelling changed to "Swank".
After Maryland, a "Mr.Galbreath and Mr. Swank (along with Mr. Swank's four sons)journeyed to Ohio. Settling in Muhlenburg Township Pickaway County Ohio. This dated around 1803. (But from personal research it seems Pickaway County didn't exist in 1803.)
In doing a Heraldry and Crest search, I found this little bit of information. ""In studying our archives we found that one of the earliest references to the family name Swank dates back in history to the year 1337". Swank is a surname found primarily in Germany.
The names so far I have researched are: SWANK, HATFIELD, DENNIS, GEORGE, WILLIAMS, IMES, MESSER.
Click below to visit the pages. You are on page 1.
Page2 William Swank Line
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Page3 John D. Hatfield Line
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Page4 Rufus Dennis Line.
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Page5 Robert George Line.
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Page6 is Tunis Williams Line
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Page7a is I'ans/Imes Line
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Page8a is John Messer Line
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Page8b is John Messer Line Con't.
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page 9 Grave Markers Page
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page 10 David Swank's Line
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page 11 Family Photo Page
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page 12 William Swank's Will
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page 13 is John A. Swank's Will
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Page15 is Death Certificates Page.
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As information comes into me I will add it and/or make a page for the family. So please any information you want or need added please feel free to contact me.
My email address for Genealogy is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also started a page for the "Imes" and Messer side of my family. The Imes and Messer site is my mothers family. It can be found at:
click this link to go to the Imes site.
click this link to go to the Messer site.
I will eventually have all my sites combined into one site with all the families.
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