This is my father’s pedigree chart. Both sides arrived in Sonoma County, California fairly early on in the local history.
His parents, John Taeuffer and May Congleton were both born in Healdsburg, California.
My grandfather John Taeuffer’s parents, Ernest Taeuffer and Sophie Scheuer, were both born in Frohmuhl, Alsace, Bas-Rhin, France, although Sophie emigrated to the U.S. with her parents thirteen years before Ernest came over.
My grandmother May Congleton’s parents, George Congleton and Agnes Call, were born in California and Minnesota, respectively. Agnes’ mother, Clarinda Stokes, died in childbirth, so baby Agnes was given to John and Mary Call to raise. Although she spent her entire life as Agnes Call, her DNA is Vanderwalker.
Agnes Call’s birth line has been traced back to Colonial Times. Much of this information was obtained through the work of Mrs. Grace Leddick Everts, a Vanderwalker descendant, in the 1950s. She was also the official Historian of Saratoga County, New York, where the Vanderwalker roots originated in North America.
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