I used Word it Out to create this graphic which shows the surnames in my family. Somehow, just the names seem very incomplete, so here is a little more.
The Johnstons and the Rapiers arrived in Huron County, Ontario from Scotland, where they married.
Long and Myers arrived in Ontario, already married with a family, from the disputed territory of Alsace-Lorraine. They always said they were French, and claimed birth in France.
A Kaiser came to Huron County, Ontario from his home in Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario, Canada. His ancestors, who were loyal to the King, had walked to Niagara and then settled in Kaiserville, near York (now called Toronto). You can find out a lot more about them at Black Creek Pioneer Village.
A Long married a Kaiser, they lived in Huron County, Ontario, then migrated to Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan.
In Cadillac another Kaiser married a Johnston. Did I say that the Johnstons also migrated from Huron County, Ontario to Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan?
A Yearnd/Yournd and a Detmann/Detman, already married, dropped into Howell, Livingston County, Michigan from
outer space Germany? One Yearnd completed his education and traveled to Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, where he married a Kaiser.
William H. Yearnd and Winnie Alice Kaiser were my paternal grandparents.
Howard married Winn somewhere near their home in Rombow Precinct, Fishkill, New York. A Winn married a Ham, they lived in Columbia County, New York.
There another Winn married a Sherwood; they lived in Washington County, New York.
Then another Winn married a Palmer. They lived in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer, New York.
But wait, the Palmer was adopted, his name was Askey or Ascha at birth. He came from Bennington County, Vermont, or Columbia County New York, or perhaps Berkshire County, Massachusetts. His parent’s surnames were Ascha/Askey and Ackert.
A Herrington, or perhaps Harrington dropped from
outer space Ireland? into Rensselaer County, New York. He married a Palmer, who had previously been married and divorced from a Hill.
David Henry Herrington and Helen Lois Palmer were my maternal grandparents.
Somehow, Marjorie Helen Herrington found her way to Detroit ca 1949-1950, where James Austin Yearnd was attending Wayne State University. They married on January 20, 1951, at his mother’s home in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. They were my parents.
If you are researching any of these names, in outer space, or a location I have indicated for that name, please contact me from the link on the upper right.
This graphic was created and posted to satisfy the requirement of category 4, Expand Your Knowledge, task E for the Winter 2010 Geneabloggers Games. Additionally, it was created on 15 February 2010, and posted with a scheduled time for publication of 6:00 a.m. EST, in partial satisfaction of task 5C.