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 NELSON R. SULOUFF
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I started travelling around the sun in 1929. At that date my parents were living in Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. A year later we moved to a new home they had finished building, beside the captivating stream that flows through spectacular sylvan beauty in Spruce Hollow, Point Township, Northumberland Co.

Fast forward: By the time of my birthday in 2006 I had travelled perhaps 1,000,000 miles on or near the surface of this planet, at speeds between 1 foot per second up to 650 miles per hour, and had completed 77 trips around the sun, at 66,598 miles per hour, for a total of some 45,722,000,000 miles. It's been quite a ride!(¦D)

After completing my 60th tour around the sun, I retired from 31 years of ordained ministry. Since then my major interests, besides my family, have been  uncovering the history of ancestors and adding to my collection of photographs begun in 1950. Am presently engaged in converting about 18,000 film photos into digital photos and I continue trying to learn more and more about the scores of immigrant ancestors who came to southeastern Pennsylvania from the Germanic principalities in the 18th Century.

In February 2006 I erected this index Webpage and then began to add pages that summarize some twenty years of intensive research on the subject of SULOUFFS AND SULOFFS IN AMERICA. Our surname, attested in Hessian Army records, was spelled ZULAUF when it first came into this country in August 1776, with an occasional alternate spelling, ZULAUFF, found in German records. The earliest change found for the spelling of the immigrant's surname in America was to SULOUF, found in 1783 and 1784 tax listings for Robeson Twp., Berks Co. Pennsylvania. Then over the next 20 years, while the family lived in Pennsylvania's Berks and York counties, the immigrant's surname saw a half-dozen variant spellings that retained essentially the same pronunciation. Finally, after 1803, in Mifflin>Juniata Co. PA, our surname settled down to the two spellings that have been steadily in use by the family for the last 200 years, SULOUFF and SULOFF.

You can view my efforts to portray on Webpages the earliest years of our family in America by clicking on this link:
SULOUFF AND SULOFF FAMILY HISTORY

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