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The data to be presented here is the result of over 45 years of research on my part. More detailed information for sources is available on request by researchers on my families. At this time, only a few of my families are featured here. I hope to make some major changes to the site within the next few months. I have added some transcriptions of obituaries I've collected for Germans born in Russia (not necessarily related).

The major surnames I work on are Landers, Duncan, McCoy, Coyer, Coyier, Cowyer, Amos, Buckalew, Burkalow, VonBurklow, Mulherrin, Mulherren, Mulherin, Ruddell, Fidler, Henton, Livingston, Brown, Bacon, Vincent, Frenier, McDowell, Ehrhart, Fulker, Barnhart, Jones, Wolf , Worley, Venable, Grace, Van Huss, Vanhuss, VanHooser, VanHoesen, Rosenbaum, Merritt, Schrimshire, Schrumpshire, Shrumpshire, Swanson, Conn, Sherman, DeLong, Myers, Spiller, Dixon, Henry, Bowman, Ditto, Hite and DeVore.

My families all headed west until they reached Tulare County, California. Some arrived for good as early as 1851 and the last to arrive came in about 1918. Some other areas where my families lived were Rush County, Indiana; Pike, Cedar and Polk Counties, Missouri; Perry County, Pennsylvania; Poweshiek County, Iowa; Johnson County, Tennessee; LaSalle, Putnam, Stephenson, Williamson, Franklin and St. Clair Counties, Illinois; Darke, Miami, Muskingum and Washington Counties, Ohio; Rutland County, Vermont; and Madison County, Montana.

If you see surnames of interest before I am able to add data content, feel free to contact me. I'm always happy to exchange information with cousins. I have also done the Family Finder DNA test at and would like to hear from any of my matches.

Landers - Landers Family - MD or PA >> OH >> MO >> CA

McCoy - McCoy Family - KY >> MO >> CA

Swanson - Swanson Family - OH >> IN >> IL >> CA

obituaries - Obituaries of Germans Born in Russia

Landers | McCoy | Swanson | Obituaries
Sharon Koleber
1016 Meadow Ridge Court
Loveland, CO 80537

Due to spamming, I've had to change the e-mail address and go from a link to an image. The digit at the end of the first word is a "one".

Updated July 21, 2012

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Commercial use or publication of the material on this web site is prohibited. This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without my written consent. My genealogy data has, for the most part, been either done by or verified by me. Some information was obtained from other researchers and I have tried to attribute that accordingly. Information without a source should be considered as reference only and should be verified - but you may contact me to see if the source is in my files and has not yet been cited. If you see data you provided and no credit is given, please contact me and I will correct that - I definitely believe in giving credit when due.

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