Title: Frashuer, Mary Near, Our Canadian Nears and Early Kin Descendants of Carl Naeher, Palatine Immigrant to Colonial America, 1710 (Akron, Ohio : MFC Print. & Pub. Co., 1973)
Title: Cemeteries--Ploss Burying Ground, Dutch St., Bedford, Stanbridge Twp., Missisquoi County (Quebec Family History Society, Pointe Claire, Que., Canada: 1969)
Note: Nov. 11, 2015 from: Howard Perry <email@example.com> "Hello Barbara. We exchanged emails several years ago regarding my paternal-side roots in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Thanks to inexpensive DNA testing, I have since been able to untangle most of that amazingly complicated ancestry. But I still have a couple of brick walls, including my 3rd great-grandmother Hannah Neer (Neher, Near), who married Johannes “John” Dingman about 1820. I have never found a birth, marriage or death record for her. The couple migrated back and forth not only between Stanbridge, Quebec and Berkshire, Vermont, but also between that area and Fredericksburg, Ontario ... over 250 miles to the West. They had five children: Caroline Dingman (born 1821 in Berkshire, Vermont, died 1902 in Ernestown, Ontario), Mary Catherine Dingman (born 1822 in Stanbridge, Quebec, died 1869 in Dunham, Quebec), Hannah Elizabeth Dingman (born 1831 in Berkshire Vermont, died 1886 in Berkshire, Vermont), John Stewart DIngman (born 1834 in Berkshire, Vermont, died 1928 in Hastings, Ontario), and William S. Dingman (born 1838 in Fredericksburg, Ontario and died 1896 in Berkshire, Vermont). Hannah Neer apparently died sometime after the 1838 birth of her son William S. Dingman, probably in Ontario, and her widowed husband John Dingman returned to Berkshire, Vermont to marry Lorinda or Lucinda Baker (1813-1900) in 1846. Hannah Neer’s daughter Mary Catherine Dingman married Joseph Perry (originally Toussaint Parent) about 1846 ... they were my 2nd great-grandparents. Recently, I have been researching various records and family trees for clues to the ancestry of Hannah Neer. Given her birth year of about 1800 or a bit earlier, and her location as a young woman in the Stanbridge/Berkshire region, she was probably part of the only Neer family in that area at the time and perhaps a sister of Johannes “John” Neer (1792-1866). That said, I cannot find any Neer family tree, including yours, which includes her. Given your extensive research, can you enlighten me? Thanks for your help." ----------------- My response to Howard on Feb. 12, 2016: I am sending you a few links from my blog that might provide you some sources you haven't used yet. Because they are quite good, I no longer subscribe to Ancestry's International site. http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2015/06/canadian-resources-i-use.html http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2015/10/what-great-site-for-free-canadian.html Practically all my Neer information came from: Frashuer, Mary Near, Our Canadian Nears and Early Kin Descendants of Carl Naeher, Palatine Immigrant to Colonial America, 1710, (Akron, Ohio : MFC Print. & Pub. Co., 1973). I found this at the FHL in Salt Lake City, and it was on microfilm. I made copies back in 2008, added my sources and then tossed the pages. Maybe, one of these days, it will be on FamilySearch.org. It isn't yet, because I looked last night. Now there is a problem with all the spellings, and I really should make it uniform, and I think I will. This line is Not a direct line of mine, so I don't spend a whole lot of time on people who aren't directly related to me. I did see in the 1825 census that John Neer is listed on a page with some of my directs, though. I do have Hannah Neher/ Neer m. to Johannes "John" Dingman. Her parents were John Neher/ Neer and Hannah Clapper (her father Adam was on the 1825 census page with John Neer (if I remember correctly). I've got Hannah's line going back many generations, thanks to that microfilmed book. See my Rootsweb site at: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=trees4u&id=I32639 http://www.worldcat.org/title/our-canadian-nears-and-early-kin-descendants-of-carl-naeher-palatine-immigrant-to-colonial-america-1710/oclc/1215263&referer=brief_results This allows you to see where the book or microfilm is located. Unfortunately, I don't know where you live, but I hope it is close to one of these locations. Good luck, and please keep me posted.
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