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Posted: 1 Apr 2012 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Coates, Ziegler, Gordon, Behrens
I figured it out last night. lol. Apparently, families liked to call their kids by their middle names. I know this to be true because my grandmother (Dorothy Loretta Coates, daughter of Martin B., son of Martin M. Coates from Yorkshire, England) was called Loretta. I figured that his name must be Thomas Morris instead of Morris Thomas. As soon as I reversed the names, I discovered a lot of other good info. My grandmother's father (Martin B.)and his brother (Thomas Morris) apparently did marry two Ziegler sisters. On another note, I have a Andrew Ziegler born in 1860 and listed as the brother of Alice Eugenia. Their parents were Albert Augustus Ziegler (1836-1887) and Rebecca Wall (1824-1891). I don't know if this info about Albert and Rebecca is correct as of yet, and I need to confirm all this. (I recently added these names.) By the way, my name is Michael Lavigne Behrens and my family tree is Michael Behrens Family Tree. My mother was Carmen Eugenia Lavigne (1921-1971). She was married to my dad, Leroy Morris Behrens (III). He went by Jr., but he was not really a Jr. He just liked to be known as Jr. after his grandfather (Leroy Sr.) passed away. Don't ask me why he did this. Anyway, Carmen's father is Samuel Robertson Lavigne (1888-1960) who was married to my grandmother, Dorothy Loretta Coates. Samuel is buried in Kennewick, WA. I have a picture of the headstone. My family lived in Richland, WA during that period. My dad worked at Hanford Nuclear Plant beginning after WWII. He moved the family back to Louisiana in 1966. I have more info if you're interested.
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