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This is the true story of the Franciscus Family and all those families that married into it from 1710 to 2000. After a short introduction explaining the “Whys” of European immigration and a unique trip to America ,the family Oddessy begins in Lancaster, PA. Using the early river roads, pioneering ever westward, through colonial wars and much later the Civil War, related families pick up the pace through St. Louis and the Oregon trail.
The Table of Contents reads like a Who’s Who in America from George Washington, Ben Franklin, both Oliver Hazard and Mathew G. Perry, Blow (Dred Scott), La Farge, Grover (Time Life), Wellman (movies), Franciscus (actor), Eli Whitney (cotton gin) , Allen (spy, senator and friend of 3 presidents), Beard (Erie Basin, Brady, Garvin) etc.
This is everyman’s and every family’s story from immigrant to prosperity. The “How’s” and Why’s” of family success and failure are told as a story that all can understand. The 3 authors put in over 95 years of collective research to produce this unique, exciting historical biography of many families that make up the Franciscus family.
This is the first 2 book genealogical format we know of. Vol. I is the interesting story that is true, but it reads like a “Who done it” mystery solving where they are going and why. Price $28. + $4. Shipping.
Vol. II – The House of Franciscus is 1700 pages of dates, births, and pure genealogy. If you can find your name here your genealogy is done from 1710 to 2000. Price $58. + $7. Shipping.
The two book format is essential and it makes these genealogies both readable (Vol. I) and factually unique (Vol. II) enable one to go nine generations back to 1710.