We started doing the family tree about 1979. It started slow, with most
of the information coming from close relatives. My father's side is the
Keb family and my mother's side is the Irish family. As things
started picking up, the research got transferred for a time to my mother,
since I was working and going to college at night. After I graduated, I
returned to the family tree to continue the research.
On both the Keb
and the Irish side we have traced most of the family back to when
they arrived in the United States. On the Keb side Andrew Keb and
Eva Barbara Goldstein came to the United States in 1879 from Bavaria,
Germany. In in 1879, Ernst Herman Scope arrived from Saxony, Germany
and married, in South Bend, Indiana, Henrietta Wiegand, who arrived
in 1880 from Prussia, Germany.
On the Irish
side of the family, William Brinker arrived from Holland and married
Elisa Powell. Lorentz Jonssan arrived in 1862 from Alem, Sweden and
married, in Chicago, Illinois to Selma Olivia Nelson, who arrived
about 1871 from Bjurback, Sweden. Going back twelve generations, there was
John Irish who arrived form England in 1629.
Our family tree
is kept on the computer using Family Tree Maker. At present, including
allied families, we are up to 20,523 individuals. Also in the works, is
adding as many photos of the ancestors into the family tree as we can, to
give faces to the names.
The Keb/Irish Gazette is published quarterly. It usually includes articles
about an ancestor, recipes, important dates, games, and stories from others
in the family. The content varies with ideas offered or available.
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