Relative Path



Vauthier - Ragland Relative Paths


VR Relatives Birth Places" (VR = Vauthier Ragland)

Dad and Mom's Relatives' Birthplaces are what make what I refer to as the "Relative Path". It is all relative anyway when you think about it.

The map referenced here, includes the direct line of parents on both sides of the Family.

You may see the ahnentafel reports, by clicking on these links, for my Mother and my Father. These reports include their Grandparents, the Grandparents' Mother and Fathers, and their Grandparents, etc., etc., etc., all the way up the Family Tree. Therefore Maps do not include all of our Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins.


Charles Vincent Vauthier's Path to Texas



Charles Vincent Vauthier's Path" that he took to get to America, and eventually to Texas."


Interesting Note


I found it interesting that in some cases our ancestors lived a few counties/provinces apart. No One would have realize the ultimate merger of their families years later. For Example, Moritz Klien (Cline) was born in Steinsel, which was part of Germany. It is now Steinsel, Luxembourg, just north Luxembourg (City), which is the Capital of the "Grand Duchy of Luxembourg").

Just over the border in the Northeast corner of France are the Regions of Alsace and Lorraine. Sometimes these regions are referred to together as Alsace-Lorraine.

Moritz's wife Anna Catharina Marzloff, was born in Postroff, in the Department of Moselle, in the Region of Lorraine, France, and his son Johann Sabastien Klien was born in the town of Hirschland, in the Department of Bas-Rhin, in the Region of Alsace, France. Charles Vincent Vauthier, my Great Grandfather, was born in the Commune of Hadol, in the Department of Vosges, in the region of Lorraine, France. All three of these cities and their respective Departments and Regions are located in North-Eastern France.

There are similar cases with our relatives after they were in America. Check out two of my Great Great Grandfathers for example. Ira Octavis Hurt, who is my Great Great Grandfather, 1845, Birthplace near Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, and close proximity he had with James Monroe Boucher, who is my Great Great Grandfather, 1856, Birthplace , Lawrence County, Missouri. (note: You may also see them both by zooming in on the VR Relatives Birth Places map).

Hope you enjoy the Paths.

Mike