About this Tree
Welcome to our family tree. I've worked on this for a few years and I want to share the information with our family, as well as other interested folks. The easiest way to share is by the internet and so this site.
H/T: My nephew Brian (the power behind Sussman family research), Linda VanOrden (Weilenbeck family research), Chuck Gibson (RIP+ Van Marter family research), Nick Benkart (Fecht family research), the folks who made Webtrees software, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (I'm not a believer, but they have made amazing genealogy tools availble to the public for free).
As I continue to find new information, I will add it to this site. If you have any family information you'd like to share, please e-mail me by clicking on my name, found at the bottom of every page.
I hope you enjoy exploring this tree. Its fun seeing where you're from. If you're on the Sussman/Leddy side, well, we're fairly ordinary with a few interesting stories. If you're from the Laabs/Van Marter side, then you have some seriously interesting ancestors - you're related to Judy Garland, Hillary Rodham Clinton, King St. Louis IX and more!
This site is devoted to the genealogy of the following families:
The Sussmans of Toledo, OH - This includes Jones, Fecht, Weilenbeck, Wurth and Mahl. The predominant lineage is from Germany and possibly Wales.
The Leddys of Toledo, OH - This includes Hartney, Shasteen, Shoup, Cackler, Stahl, Simon, Diehl and Cover. The predominant lineages are from Ireland and Germany.
The Laabs of Detroit, MI - This includes Fitzpatrick, James, Casselman and Granville. The predominant lineages are from Germany and Ireland (through Canada).
The Van Marters of Port Huron, MI - This includes LaForge, Eagen, Martin, Chapoton, Campeau, and Peillitier. The predominant lineages are from Holland, Ireland and France (through Canada).
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