|About Ilg-Martin Family
I have spent my time since 2010 attempting to fill out and improve my family tree on both the Ilg
and Martin side. I appreciate input, and if you ever find anything that doesn't seem right, or if
you have a question, let me know.
I haven't been the best about citing my sources, especially when I find a family tree completed by
someone else. Let it be said that I find most of my marriage or census records on FamilySearch. I
will always state in the description if there was something unusual about the records (Like someone
named Hedwig being called Edwin in the 1880 census), but other than that there isn't currently a
link to the original source.
Because I realize failing to cite my sources is a problem, let me state the online family trees from
which I gathered the most information. These trees often list their original sources far better than
Westfall: Starting with Levi Westfall born December 7 1790 and going back, I used a Westfall
genealogy compiled by Walter Westfall. I consulted other sources as well, and listed any
disagreements in individual people descriptions. I was able to find 3 of Levi's children and one of
his marriages on my own, but his other two marriages, children, and all his ancestors, I got with
the help of the Westfall genealogy website. See it here: http://westfall55.com/
Bottomfield: Essentially all Bottomfields, Bottenfields, Battenfields and Battenfeld's came from the
same source. Namely, any ancestor of Elizabeth Bottomfield, born June 27 1847, I got from this web
Genealogy File. I verified what Icould with census data, but most of it seemed to be original
research. It is very well cited,although the e-mail for the website administrator is no longer valid.
Reinert, Barth, Kraus, and other German Families: While census data helped me greatly, nothing was
quite as extensive as the online Jacobs / Adier family tree. It was compiled by a man living in
Alsace, Lorraine France who was able to travel and access many original sources not currently
available on the web. The web site he uses will translate to English, however if you want to contact
him personally, he only speaks French and German. I can speak some German if you wish for me to ask
him a question on your behalf. See here: http://gw.geneanet.org/ejacobs?lang=de. I will say
I found the Barth information, primarily on my own, but his web site confirmed. Starting with
MichaelReinert 1763-1830 I used the tree for aid with his ancestors, and found more children. The
Kraus last name was entirely due to his research.
Martin: I used this website to find more names:
Morgan Martin. I
currently have no link to Zephaniah Martin, because evidence that he was related to other Martins
was found to be unreliable. However, before I noticed this unreliable evidence, I added a lot of
Martins and their relations that would take to much time to delete. If you stumble across them, my
sources can be found here:
Smart and here: The
Cox Family and other Sussex County, NJ lines.
Ebersole: I have added info on the Ebersole family, but stopped when I began noticing discrepancies
and disagreements about the relations. However, all the info I do have was found here:
EBERSOLE et al data
Nunn: I got my info from a man on ancestry named Stefan who goes under the user name bat6469. He's a
German native, and he did a lot of original research. I'm not certain if you'll be able to see his
research without an ancestry account, but you can find it here:
Fussnacht/Nunn family tree
Hanna: I painstakingly researched my own Hanna ancestry up to Joseph Hanna who married Mary Jane
Montgomery. An ancestry tree by smoenter1 connected Joseph Hanna to Moses Hanna born 1799. See here:
Hanna. Once that link was
established, a well researched and established Hanna genealogy was found. I continued to use
smoenter1's site, but also used this as a resource: Hanna Research
Sutton and Shark: I contacted a woman named Loretta to see how she had so much more info on the
Suttons and Sharks than could be found online. She said she had a close relative related to that
family who had done research, and also had access to the original records in Kentucky. See here:
Ilg: I also received a helping hand from Theresa with the Ilg family. I found she had posted a story
about her search for Severin Ilg, and we shared resources.
Dister: I got most of my information from my cousin Jack Dister, who has a website on Tribal Pages
If there's anything else you'd like to know where I got it from, please let me know.