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 45 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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Declaration of Intent (for U.S. citizenship) for William Wolfgram
Declaration of Intent (for U.S. citizenship) for William Wolfgram
William Wolfgram signed this declaration of… 
Final Naturalization Document - William Wolfgram
Final Naturalization Document - William Wolfgram
This is the final naturalization document for… 
Baptism record for Egbertie Gerrits Kyl
Baptism record for Egbertie Gerrits Kyl
The 4th entry on this page is the record of the… 
Death record for Ruth Willem Rinck
Death record for Ruth Willem Rinck
This is the death record for Ruth Willem Rinck. … 
Obituary for 'Menyoun' Babb
Obituary for "Menyoun" Babb
This obituary appeared in The Desert Sun (Palm… 


Bohnske, Margarethe
   b. ~1836, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Schnurstein, Catharine
   b. 12 Jul 1851, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Knoop, Heinrich Claus Sophus
   b. ~1847, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Snow, John Calvin
   b. 25 Apr 1828, Missouri, USA
Hetzler, Frieda
   b. 8 Feb 1883, Ernsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Waker, Karolina Magdalena Barbara
   b. 17 Apr 1855, Ernsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Porterfield, Thomas Joseph II.
   b. 6 Mar 1949, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
Mearse, Lola
   b. 9 Sep 1917, Mitchell County, Texas, USA
Hardin, Odis Neal
   b. 6 Jun 1913, Eastland County, Texas, USA

Interesting Family Discoveries

My father and his mother

I believe this is a photograph from about 1914 showing my paternal grandmother, Lillie Maude Simons with my father (right) and his younger brother Charles Louis Porterfield.

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.

Great 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.

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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