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My elusive Preuster family...many variations on spelling!!

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My elusive Preuster family...many variations on spelling!!

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 9:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Preuster, Scott, Basca, Brown, Reim
I am hoping somebody can help me with any information on the Preuster surname (preferably mine:)). Unfortunately, what knowledge I do have is vague and questionable at best. Antoine Preuster (abt 1820-abt 1880) and Johanna Fredericka Preuster (abt 1822-?) immigrated about 1855. However, I don't know to what port, U.S.? Canada? I believe they owned the "Colt House" sometime in the 1860's to ?. This house is listed as an historic place, 1018 Ontario Avenue, Niagara Falls. It was built for/by Isaac Colt Jr. in a Greek Style. He willed it to his son, Leander, who in turn sold it to my Preuster's. It also is known to be a part of the Underground Railroad. Their daughter, Minnie Preuster (1863-1907), married Walter Brock Scott (1862-1921). I do know they lived in Niagara Falls. They had a daughter, Hattie Scott (1884-1975) who married Albert L. Brown (1884-1966) and at some point, moved to Bridgeport, CT. where they lived out the remainder of their days. Among their children was my grandfather, Curtice Walter Brown (1908-1990). He married Lillian Basca (1908-?) and they lived in Bridgeport, CT until retiring in Laconia, NH. These are my father's parents. I am trying to find out as much as possible about his family for him. Anything would be most appreciated!!
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redears1962 31 Mar 2013 3:04PM GMT 
ArmisAngelis 17 Apr 2013 2:06AM GMT 
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