Below, I’ve listed many of my families and the areas they lived.  If any of these names ring a bell, please post a reply.

Surnames & Locales:

Voiland — France (Essert), Wisconsin (Waupaca Co.)
Weller — Wisconsin (Waupaca Co.), Michigan (Oakland Co.)
Romond/Romon/Roman — France (Urcerey), Wisconsin (Waupaca Co.)
Heinke — Germany, Wisconsin (Waupaca Co.)
Harris — New York (Greenfield – Saratoga Co.) Ohio (Pierpont – Ashtabula Co.), Indiana (Town of Morgan – Porter Co.), Wisconsin (Manitowoc, Cato – Manitowoc Co., Appleton – Outagamie Co.)
Ormsby / Ormsbee — Rhode Island (Bristol Co.) New York (Greenfield – Saratoga Co.) Michigan (Summerfield Twp. – Monroe Co.)
Cleveland — Massachusetts (Worthington – Hampshire Co.) Connecticut (Canterbury, Windham Co.) Ohio (Pierpont – Ashtabula Co.)
Seybold — Wisconsin (Brillion – Calumet Co.)


Hau — Prussia, Wisconsin (Town of Russell – Sheboygan Co., Marshfield Twp. – Fond du Lac Co., Fond du Lac – Fond du Lac Co.)
Tuepper —
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac Co.)
Fuhrman —
Wisconsin (Fond du Lac Co.)
Heller / Hela —
Wisconsin (Princeton – Green Lake, Co., Montello – Marquette Co.)
Jackowski —
Poland (Posen) Wisconsin (Princeton – Green Lake Co.)
Soda —
Wisconsin (Princeton – Green Lake Co.)


Harvey — Michigan (Leoni Twp. – Jackson Co., Waterloo Twp. – Jackson Co.)
Musbach —
Michigan (Waterloo Twp. – Jackson Co.)
Notten —
Michigan (Waterloo Twp. – Jackson Co.)
Heim —
Michigan (Sylvan Twp. – Washtenaw Co.)
Gage —
New York (Benton, Yates Co.) Michigan (Sylvan Twp. – Washtenaw Co.)


LeVan — Pennsylvania (Berks Co.) Ohio (Bellefontaine – Logan Co.) Michigan (Waterloo Twp. – Jackson Co.)
McConnell —
Michigan (Carmel Twp. – Eaton Co., Waterloo Twp. – Jackson Co.)
Robison —
Ohio (North Greenfield – Logan Co.)
Bradley —
Massachusetts ( Essex Co.) Michigan (Kalamo Twp., Eaton Co.)


20 thoughts on “SURNAMES AND PLACES

  1. Hi, am interested in the Notten family – can’t find out much about my mother’s grandmother, Mary Notten, who married George William Havens in 1864, Sylvan Twp, Washtenaw or Jackson County, Grass Lake, Chelsea, MI

    I believe she was born in 1841, but can’t find her parents, etc. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Cindi

  2. Oh, to add a postscript – I saw the picture of Notten Road on the website, and my mother always told me when we went under the overpass that that was her grandmother’s family. Somehow in the past, I thought that Mary Notten’s father was Ely or Ehlert Notten, but can’t confirm. Thanks.

    • Cindi,
      I sent you a message on b/c we have a DNA match. We’re probably third cousins, but have a look and let me know if you recognize any names that we have in common. You don’t have enough of your family uploaded for me to tell where we match.

      Terry Clum Fassburg

  3. Hello Dave Weller,
    I am Amy Rock, formerly Amy Hau. My grandfather was Richard Hau & his father was August Hau, who must have been a brother of John Hau. I just recently started looking into my family history & am in the process of compiling information for myself & my dad (Daniel) & his siblings. I want to say that I really appreciate stumbling upon your website; it’s nicely done & has added just a bit more info. to this giant puzzle I’m putting together.
    I haven’t looked @ everything on your website yet, but I am curious to know whether you have any more info. on any other siblings of August & John.
    Though I’ve just started this, if I find out anything to add to the story, I will let you know.
    Amy Rock

  4. I am also a descendent of the Notten family but from Ehlert’s twin John and his wife Dorothea Kaiser. I have much about Ehlert but relatively little about John and his family. John and Dorothea were my 3rd great grandparents. Thanks.

  5. Hello – I, too, am a decendant of John and Dorothea Notten and would like to get some more information about the two of them as well as John’s brother Ehlert. My grandfather was Ralph Loveland Sr whose mother was Edna (Notten) Loveland whose father was Henry Notten son of John and Dorothea. I was at the Salem Grove Cemetary on Notten Road where many of the Nottens are buried as well as the Notten homestead a few weeks back. Any information would be appreciated.

  6. Hello Donna – I am not a member of Would it make sharing information easier if I were? Thank you for your response.

  7. Sorry for the delay Brian. Been a little busy lately. Sharing information via Ancestry is nice though not sure it is any easier.

    Bob, it is true some features are not accessible on Ancestry but you should look at the Latter Day Saints webpage which is free and has a lot to offer.

    • Donna, I have been corresponding with Gary Meyer (and his wife Karen) regarding the Nottens and Kaisers. I’m sure you must be related to Gary, but I can’t place you on my family tree. Gary and I are third cousins and located each other b/c of the Ancestry DNA match. Please let me know how you fit in the Meyer family.

      Terry Clum Fassburg

      • Hi Terry,
        Yes, Karen contacted me through Ancestry’s DNA. I am related to Gary. Following is my ancestry:
        Fredrick Meyer married Caroline L. Notten
        Herman Meyer married Gertrude Grace Gray
        John Craig Meyer married Nellie Mae Stevenson
        John Charles Meyer married Still Living
        Donna May Meyer

        Gary’s grandfather was my g-grandfather’s brother. I am very interested in the Notten/Kaiser family. I believe I have found that Urban Kaiser (Kayser) who married Maria Katerina Frech (Mary Free)(Ancestry World Explorer). I would love to know more about my German ancestors.
        Thanks for any help!

  8. Like several others, I am a descendent of John Notten (twin brother of Elert). I am trying to find out more about his wife, Dorothea (Dora, Dollie) Kaiser. I understand that the Kaisers lived near John Notten, presumably in Sylvan Twp, but I can’t seem to find any information on them. It appears that they came from Germany between 1820 and 1835, but I haven’t located any census information or ship manifest.

  9. Notten Rd and Reiman Rd are in Grass Lake, Sylvan Twp, Washtenaw County, Michigan. John Notten’s old farm is near there and his 2nd great granddaughter lives on the property, although in a newer house next to the original built in 1856. Nottens have been there so long that the “Centennial Farm” sign is quite rusty. Many of the Nottens are buried in the Salem Grove cemetery.

    I have a copy of an 1874 plat map of Sylvan Township (Two South Range Three East) that shows Elert Notten’s property, although it is on the western border of Sylvan Twp so it may have extended into Jackson County.

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