Plymouth and Virginia Colonies
I started to explore more of my wife’s branch of the tree. I have to say, that it is a little more interesting then the Tegen/German branch. Her branch goes back to the very early settlers at Plymouth Rock (Plymouth Colony) and the Virginia Colony in the early 1600’s. Those same branches even go back to early English time (1100) and includes Barons, Captains, Ladies, Sheriffs, Chiefs and Knights. Grant it that Germany did not become a single country until about 1870 and there was not a central way for each Germany state to maintain vital records ( and two world wars in which a lot of the documents were destroyed), but her tree does show the rich history our ancestors had in early American colonization and emigration.