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Welcome! This website was created on Mar 07 2006 and last updated on Jul 09 2016.

There are 56206 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of Field, Zecheriah in 0685. The most recent event is the marriage of Gerald Bruce Bennett and Suzanne Anne Wahoske in 2960.The webmaster of this site is Chad E. Goodrich. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About Welsh Settlers of Winnebago & Found du Lac Counties, Wisconsin
Amongst these pages you will find many of the names, dates and places featured  in "History of the Oshkosh Welsh Settlement", originally written in Welsh by  Reverend David Davies, M.A., D.D. (pub. 1897), and later translated to English  by his son, Reverend Howell D. Davies, D.D. (pub. 1947).

 

"History of the Oshkosh Welsh Settlement" delves into how the first Welsh  settlers came to be in Wisconsin, stopping first in Waukesha County, then  later in Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties beginning in 1846.  It also gives  us a glimpse into the everyday life of these settlers, touching on the  geography and agriculture of the settlement itself, as well as their Sabbath  meetings, various societies, conventions, the schools and churches, and most  importantly, I feel, the people themselves.  Author Rev. David Davies looks  deeply into the families, giving particular attention to detail.  He lists as  many family members as possible, including children and the people they later  married.  In addition, Rev. Davies includes mention of family members who had  perished during their voyage to the settlement, their burial locations, and  even those who only stayed a short time and decided to press on westward to  Minnesota, the Dakota Territory and beyond.

 

I have used this book as my source point in conjunction with the outstanding  collection of microfilmed newspapers at the Oshkosh Public Library to find  obituaries, as well as HeritageQuest.com to obtain census images.  I have only  begun to piece together the true genealogical history of this highly- accomplished community.

 

Check back often for updates.  Please feel free to offer corrections and  additions to any data found within.

 

Chad E. Goodrich

 

* Photos posted with the expressed permission and support of Frances Higgins- Kent, great-granddaughter of Rev. David Davies, author

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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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