Hi there Betty...
> I believe my grandfather, William Iganatius Borgman was a decendent of the five brothers that arrived in > America from Hanover around the middle of the 1800's. I to have a book that an elderly aunt of mine had > made up at one time. I will dig it out and try to add to the mix. My father was Francis Charles Borgman... > born in 1903 in Brightwood, Pennsylvania. He just passed away at age 96 last October.
Yes, your Grandfather William I. Borgman was one of the descendants. Welcome to the family, Cuz!! <g> William is descended down from John Garrett Henry Borgman, who's father went by the same name, Johann Gerh "Garrett" Henrich Borgman. He was married to Lucy Margaret Deaker (or Dierker?). They are my GG-Grandparents, and yours too!!
> I believe my sister and I are the end of the "Borgman" name on this branch... William I. had six children : > ...Leona, Anna, John, William, Joseph and Francis. None of the male children had male offspring to carry > on the name.
Tis a shame, and a little odd actually. But, you're carrying it on for them, right? <s>
> I was just bopping around on the net and saw your page. I'll get more into it and get back to you.
I am so thrilled you found us and this forum!! To see the Family Homesite, go to: http://www.digizen.net/members/sunset
Please feel free to donate stories, or photos on your family for the Homesite. Your branch migrated to McKees Rock, PA so I don't have as much information on them after they left the Preston County, WV area. I think your Grandfather William is in some of the Borgman Reunion photos. Maybe you can help identify him, and some of the others if we don't have them identified. I think your William was called "Bill" and he actually visited Kingwood several times after leaving there.
Welcome back to the family Betty!!! <s>
Huggs from your newest cousin,
-=*> Sunset <*=-
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