Other Beginnings

The “beginning” of my interest in genealogy was piqued by my wife’s aunt, Barbara Lee (Flinn) Plate, (now deceased) who constructed my father-in-law’s maternal family history (Treadwell) enabling Daughters of the American Revolution membership for herself and my wife. And, my wife’s second cousin, Jack Eugene Steineger (also deceased) who documented Adam’s descendants.

A year after Jack’s passing in 2008, Jack’s research papers were retrieved from his relatives as a foundation for the “beginning” of my version of Merville family history.

The inauguration of this website was another “beginning”. It is my attempt to share what I have discovered about John and Phoebe Merville’s family and their descendants. And, to share what I anticipate finding in the future. In 2009 when I undertook the research of the Merville family I was gifted, by the generosity of Tom Lathrop, with a copy of an unpublished typescript, Ward Family, authored by Jennie Ward Hoffman.