My dad's side: all the immigrant ancestors came to New Orleans and stayed. All but one came from different parts of Germany. That one came from Ireland.
My gggrandfather on that side is listed in the Confederate rolls, but he was a fireman in New Orleans. I don't believe he ever left the city.
My mom's side has a branch that came from Weislingen, Alsace. Their home was occupied by Union troops during the "occupation."
And another branch that came from Kandel, Pfalz, which is not far from Weislingen, really, but across the boarder.
The rest of her lines came in through northern routes and came down south later. Gen John Logan is a collateral cousin on one of those lines.
These lines include several branches of Scots-Irish, so there's some real tall tales that have come down thru the generations.
There's one tall tale of a ship-wreck and one of my ancestors swimming ashore at the end of the trip from Europe. Collateral cousins of that branch became well known coast-guard folks on the outer banks of NC.
Last edited by SandyD; 07-08-2007 at 07:50 PM.