Our Family Lineage

The Miller, Fonner, Souer, Cook, Lauren and related families

Our Family Lineage is dedicated to the ancestors and descendants of five rather typical families who settled in Indiana and Illinois in the mid to late 1800's.

John & Stella (Neff) Miller
David & Lucinda (Small) Fonner
John & Anna (Boughner) Souers
Emery & Phoebe (Leonard) Cook
Carl & Ammy (Jeansson) Lauren

The Millers, Fonners, and Sourers raised their families in Wells County, Indiana; the Cooks in LaGrange County, Indiana; and the Laurens (Olaussons) in Cook County, Illinois. Their ancestors include Puritan and not so puritan English, Swiss pioneers of the Apostolic Church, English Loyalists who fled to Canada after the American Revolution, Swedes who immigrated in the mass Swedish migration of 1879-1893, and others of unknown ancestry. The goal is to connect with descendants of these families in order to share genealogical data, photos, stories, and other information, and to provide a repository of these materials for future generations.


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