Porterfield Junction

a genealogy of the porterfield and loose families

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We might look like a sleepy little railroad junction, but we have quite a few genealogical "lines" that run through our junction. Check the schedule below and hop on board whatever line you are interested in. We don't get many strangers here, so you'll most likely be treated like family. If you'd like a full travel pass, head on over to the User Accounts window. It's always open and the Station Master will fix you right up.

Let me tell you a little bit about our "Junction." This web site contains information on the ancestors, descendants and other related families of George L. Porterfield and his wife Dorothy ("Dee") Mae Loose.

The information in this collection comes from over 40 years of research. You may find some conflicting information on some individuals if early notes were not corrected by my more recent research. Just click on the 'Suggestion' tab on any page about an individual or family to send a note about any corrections needed.


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Documents

Birth Record for Anna Catharina Raaßweiler
Birth Record for Anna Catharina Raaßweiler
The record of birth for Anna Catharina… 
Birth Records for twin children of Anna Magdalena Martens
Birth Records for twin children of Anna Magdalena Martens
The records of birth from the original church… 
Birth Record for Claus Martens
Birth Record for Claus Martens
The record of birth from the original church book… 
Church marriage record for first marriage of Claus Held Martens
Church marriage record for first marriage of Claus Held Martens
Entry #3 on this page is for the marriage of… 
Church birth record for Hans Martens, born 6 Mar 1782 at Hennstedt
Church birth record for Hans Martens, born 6 Mar 1782 at Hennstedt
This is the birth record for Hans Martens, son of… 
Church marriage record for second marriage of Claus Held Martens
Church marriage record for second marriage of Claus Held Martens
The first record for 1775 is for the marriage of… 
Church birth record for Claus Held Martens, born 13 May 1779 at Hennstedt
Church birth record for Claus Held Martens, born 13 May 1779 at Hennstedt
This is the birth record for Claus Held Martens,… 

Individuals

Stiles, Betha May
   b. 1911, Oklahoma, USA
Johnston, Anna Emma
   b. 16 Feb 1864
Byrne, Nathan Wilbur
   b. 07 Oct 1861, Edwards County, Illinois, USA
Bemus, Edith L.
   b. 10 Mar 1873, Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, USA
Bemus, Cora Frances
   b. 14 Feb 1871, Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, USA
VanRossum, Jan
   b. 13 Sep 1839, Kerkwijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Ryjsdam, Magdalena Catharina
   b. 25 Oct 1842, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Bemus, Benjamin H.
   b. 18 Nov 1869, Menominee, Menominee, Michigan, USA
Peterson, Edwin Frederick
   b. 12 Aug 1920, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

Interesting Family Discoveries


Baptismal Font Lohse Family

This baptismal font at St. Secundus Kirche, Hennstedt, Norderdithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany supposedly dates back to the 1600s. It is likely the baptismal font used to baptize Heinrich and many of his siblings who were born in Hennstedt.



Charlotte Redschlag Birth Record

Blockwinkel: Daughter: On October 21 a daughter was born to innkeeper Johann Wilhelm Redschlag by his wife Luise Friedericke, born Schulz. She was baptized on the 26th and named Hanna Charlotte.
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Chicago Fire

This map shows the parts of fire that burned during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It burned part of the block that included the residence of the William Wolfgram family.
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Porterfield Book Index


The Porterfields was compiled by Frank Burke Porterfield and published by Southeastern Press, Inc. of Roanoke, Virginia. It is 344 pages of Porterfield history starting with the original Porterfields in Scotland. But the lack of an index of names makes it difficult to look up people in the boon.

An on-line searchable index of the U.S. names in the book is available by clicking on the book image above.

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