Lechthaler/Gerwig, Friedel/Young, Supcoe/North, Powell/Barge Families


This web site displays ancestry information for the Lechthaler/Gerwig, Friedel/Young, Supcoe/North, and the Powell/Barge families. Three display formats are available. The advantages and disadvantages per display type are:


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Personal Ancestry File


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Lechthaler /

Gerwig Tree

Friedel /

Young tree

Supcoe /

North Tree

Powell /

Barge Tree

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Personal Ancestry File

Only Direct Ancestors of Donald Lechthaler (updated 10/10/2014)

Only Direct Ancestors of Dennis Friedel (updated 10/10/2014)

Only Direct Ancestors of Robert Supcoe (updated 10/10/2014)

Only Direct Ancestors of Karen Powell (updated 10/10/2014)

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(updated 10/10/2014)



Photos of individuals, structures, and tombstones as well as images of German/English church book records, estate documents, vital record documents, and land records can be found by clicking on the [scrapbook] link available for many individuals in the Personal Ancestry File display.


Please contact me at the email address below if you have any questions, comments, corrections, or suggestions on this web site or the data it contains. Any additional information, photos, documentation, etc would be very much appreciated. Additional documents, files, and photos not displayed by this web site are available upon request.


Please note that any information that has only an Internet family tree or family web page as a source should be considered unverified unless the web site cites specific archive or library resources. I use this information only used as a placeholder. In no way should the information be considered credible until independently verified.


Census record sources noted (e.g. "Series T624, Roll 555, Page 222") refer to the location of the census record in a National Archives micropublication. Census records can be viewed by most people for free via their local libraries website access to the HeritageQuest service or a paid ancestry service.


Tree Status Notes


Lechthaler/Gerwig (updated 10/9/2014)

Last done: Keiner, Theiss, Lenz, Becker, Born, Schneider, Kramer, Jung, Schafer, Pfaff, Winch, Thielmann and Bender lines in Werdorf church book; Elmes, Vinal, Bowker in Plymouth Co. MA probate records; Vinal line; Short line; John Lechthaler Der Deutsche Correspondent obit; Freathy line; Correct error in Götz (was Botz) surname. Added information on grandparents of Veronica Beürlin in Ettmannsweiler (thanks Dietmar Waidelich); Wardwell line;


Next to do: Stone line;


Friedel/Young (updated 5/17/2014)

Last done: John T. Metz, Nicholas Schisler Der Deutsche Correspondent obits;


Next to do: Information on Charles C. Heintz; Reel line;


Supcoe/North (updated 10/10/2014)

Last done: Trissel line; Photo of John Sopko tombstone; Trinity Methodist Church (Mechantville NJ) records for North and Parker lines; Information on Joseph Henry North(b 1811); McMillion line; Information on Isaac Hamrick(b 1818); Tombstone photos for Peter Hamrick and Nancy Gregory; Information on Nancy Gregory and Jeanette Gregory; Spencer line;


Next to do: Ross line(North line); Cogar line(North line); Information on Joseph North(b 1771 - North line); Warwick line(Supcoe line); Information on William Hamrick(North line);


Powell/Barge (updated 8/15/2014)

Last done: Gilbert line including church records from St. Michael's and Zion Church, Philadelphia, PA; Information on Hookey, Shoemaker, and Sieffrid lines from the book "The Hookey And Shoemaker Genealogies" by Mary K. Foster; Information on John Powell (b ca 1695); Image of John C. Cowan certified abstract of birth; Information on Mary, mother of William A. Cowan and stepfather Solomon Phillips; Walker line;


Next to do: Lanzinger line; John Powell (b ca 1670); Snell line;


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This website is dedicated to George T. Powell, Claude Rahn, Harry Kirby, and Gladys Lechthaler, ancestors who through difficult pre-Internet efforts worked to research and document family lines. Also, a special thanks to the countless people who have been kind enough to help me with this effort through the years. I found this written elsewhere and it perfectly fits my sentiments:


 "I believe in genealogical karma. Give your time, money, learning and tricks of the trade to others and it will more than come back to you. We depend on the kindness of strangers to send us documents from distant places and it is important to be generous with those that need assistance. Plus, there is the added pleasures of helping people achieve their goals."

(Source: http://ascendingthestairs.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/genealogical-karma/)