Over 30 years of genealogy research on All These People who ended up with me. Not all of the information may be correct or accurate - some of it is simply best guess.
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We found my father's grandparent's marriage record in Ohio with both of their parents listed on it.
So we now know Grandma Barat's birth name was Theresa Kosar, and her parents where Louie Kosar and Theresa Japura. It's very likely she came to America from Hungary in 1912 with her parents, as she was only 12 years old.
Ron, 23 Oct 2012
I finally connected our Great-Grandfather John Chase Eggleston to some parents. He was born in Troy, New York and as a child, moved to Michigan. As a young man of 20, he and his brother Charles moved to Waupaca County, Wisconsin and took up farming. Waupaca County was giving out homesteading grants like mad during the 1850's.
He married Lydia Anna Chrisman Smith - her first husband Charles W. Smith had died shortly after the civil war - and they had 4 more children - including Nanny, Dora Rosetta Eggleston, - the youngest.
In the 1880's they moved back to near his childhood home in Michigan and took up hotel keeping -- you can find them in the 1910 census - but he became ill and they returned to Wisconsin shortly after the census of 1910 - and he died in 1912.
I've been able to connect this line up to Bygod Eggleston - a very early settler to Connecticut (mid 1600's).
This was a dead-end for 20 years or more. Pursuing the Michigan angle is where I was able to plug him in to another family.
Jim, 10 Oct 2012