I'm looking for any help I can get on finding the ancestors of JohnThomson, born March 12, 1832 in Arbroath, Angushire, Stothmore, Scotland. He married Louisa Sophia Waddell, June 25, 1855 in Sunderland, England. They moved to the US, lived in Chicago for a short time then moved to Janesville, Wisconsin where he set up a Taylor Shop. He played the violin. He drown in the Rock River August 20,1862. I have a picutre of him in his kilt.
John Thomson and Louisa had four children:
James Robert Thomson,Caroline Thomson, Louisa Thomson and John Alfred Thomson. Louisa married a William Gardiner.
John Alfred married Clara Scofield, in Janesville, WI.They lived in New Zealand in the early 1900's for about ten years before returning to the US settling in California. They had three sons: Maurice, Leland, and John Herbert Thomson.
If anyone can give me any assistance on locating information on this John Thomson I would appreciate it very much.