The Leu Family Tree

 

I've done a lot of genealogical research over the past few years.  With the help of my Aunt Dorothy in Seattle, Urs Leu in Switzerland and many others, and through research that I've done on the Internet (see www.FamilySearch.org), I created this family tree for my dad's side of the family.  For privacy, I've omitted the names of living relatives.

 

My dad's parents (my grandparents) are George and Minnie May Leu shown on the bottom left corner.  The left side of the tree includes Minnie's ancestors, who settled in America during the colonial era, going back almost to the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620.  Using the Internet I was able to trace this line back 26 continuous generations to England in the 1250s.

 

The right side includes George's ancestors, who were from Switzerland.  There are still some Leus living today in northern Switzerland, my distant relatives.  Since they speak primarily German, they pronounce our family name name "Loy" while most American Leus pronounce it "Loo."  Urs Leu and my Aunt Dorothy were able to trace George's line back to the late 1600s.

 

You can click on the drawing below to see a larger version.

 

 


 

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