Monday, July 18, 2016

Surname List-Updated November 1, 2016

Having never blogged before; this will no doubt be a work in progress. 
I thought I would start by sharing some of the surnames that I am researching. 

Lisa's Paternal Line:

                                     Batman - Virginia>Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Dillman - Ohio>Indiana               
                                     Freiberger - Germany>Indiana
                                     Lovell - Tennessee>Indiana
                                     Reed - Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Ridge - Indiana
                                     Straughan - Indiana
                                     Vogel - Germany>Indiana
                                     Wiseman - Kentucky>Indiana 

Lisa's Maternal Line:

                                     Brooks - North Carolina
                                     Byerly - North Carolina>Indiana
                                     Byrne/Byrn - North Carolina>Indiana
                                        Clodfelter - North Carolina
                                        Dorsey - Maryland
                                     Harrison - Maryland>Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Holland - Maryland
                                     Jeffers - Indiana
                                     Kenoyer - Ohio
                                     Larkin - Maryland
                                     Lukenbill - North Carolina
                                     Martin - Indiana
                                     Poole - Maryland>Indiana
                                     Schoonover - Pennsylvania
                                     Shelton - Virginia
                                     Simmons - Maryland
                                     Smith - Indiana
                                     Suter - North Carolina
                                     Whitehead - North Carolina>Indiana
                                     Wood - Missouri>Indiana

Husband Khris's Paternal Line:

                                     Clark - New York
                                     Gavit - Rhode Island
                                     Grant - New York
                                     Hubbell - Connecticut>Massachusetts>New York
                                     Plaskett - England
                                     Rough - New York
                                     Shaffer - Germany>Pennsylvania
                                     Sheerer - Pennsylvania>New York
                                     Spangenberg, New Jersey>Pennsylvania
                                     Wagner - Maryland>Pennsylvania
                                     Wheeler - Connecticut
                                     Wren - England
                                     Wright - New York>Pennsylvania>Ohio>Indiana

Husband Khris's Maternal Line:

                                        Caldwell - Pennsylvania
                                        Feely - Indiana
                                        Hinton - Maryland>Kentucky
                                     Kern - Germany>North Carolina>Indiana
                                     Kersey - Kentucky>Indiana
                                     Riblin - North Carolina
                                     Sears - North Carolina
                                     Seiter - Germany>Indiana
                                     Stierle - Germany>Indiana>Montana
                                     Zehe - Germany

As you can see Indiana is a common thread in both my and my husband Khris's lines. 

Anyone see a name that they recognize? Let me know, maybe we can help each other tell the stories of our common ancestors.

This and all other posts on this blog are © copyright 2016 by Lisa Dillman Wright.


  1. Welcome to Geneabloggers!
    Reading your blog, it struck me that the Spangenberg name sounds Dutch. Being Dutch myself, I was very much interested. I also have a blog with many genealogical subjects. One of my posts shows a survey of foreign genealogical blogs/sites showing Dutch origin surnames. The URL is The idea is to try and establish contacts between people who have an interest in the same surname. There are numerous cases in The Netherlands where people emigrated centuries ago without leaving a trace in Dutch archives. With my blog I try to bring Dutch and foreign (mainly US/CAN) genealogists together.
    Therefore, I like to have your permission to show your site in my a.m. blog.
    I look forward to your reaction!
    Kind regards,
    PS One of the largest Dutch databases shows close to 800 hits for Spangenberg!

    1. Peter, Thank you for the welcome!
      I will check out your blog. My blog is very much a work in progress, but feel free to show it in your blog.
      Again, thanks for the welcome.

    2. Hi Lisa, Thanks for your permission. I will show your blog in mine. Are you aware of any Dutch ties related to the Spangenbergs?

    3. I am not aware of any Dutch ties, but I haven't traced that line back past U.S. yet. If I find any ties, I will let you know.