Posted By:John Victor
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Subject:Re: Nicholas Britten Family Germany-IA-TX
Post Date:March 08, 2001 at 09:08:45
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Forum:Britten Family Genealogy Forum
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I spoke with my grandmother, Dorothy, daughter of Henry, born Jan 1, 1899. She said her grandfather was Matt Britten, who came over from Germany. Matt had 4 sons, Henry, Matt, Jr., J.M. (John something), and Frank. So, my great grandfather Henry is likely the son of the Matt, to whom you refer. Your Frank, born in 1862, is likely Matt, Sr's brother, Uncle to Henry, Matt, Jr., J.M. and Frank (named after his uncle Frank). Grandma says that they kept naming the boys after the previous generation so it's easy to get confused. Was your Frank born in Germany?