Hooray! a Bleyle, finally. So, how many ways have you seen this name spelled, so far?
This is the most elusive branch of my family. My g.grandmother's journal says, "Grandmother Bleyle was a Weller." That's it for family tradition; I don't even know her first name. There are a few obituary clippings in the journal. What I can piece together is this:
John, Catherine, and Christine, Magdelena, and possibly Rosana were all the same generation, (born c. 1830's) but I don't know if they were siblings.
John married Julia Buhler, Catherine married Frank Monnen, Christine married George Metzger, Magdelena married J. Casper Simon, and then John Esser, or maybe she was the same person as the Mary Bleyle who had sons and daughters, or maybe Mary was married to another Bleyle brother? Was it Rosana who married my g.g.grandfather Edouard Lobstein? Or were these my g.grandmother's aunt and uncle, who adopted her when her parents died?
In the next generation of Bleyles,John had sons, Albert, John and Louis (or is that Louise?), and three daughters. Everyone else had children, too.
There were cousins in Netherby and Chippawa,Canada, who spelled it Plyly. Winnie or Minnie, and maybe John? I think I may have photo-postcards of them! Very attractive young women, and the lake-plane farmland stretches away in the distance. Somehow a Lillian Dell fits into this group, don't know how.
Well, this enough for a dozen posts, so I'll stop.
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