Easterday Family Genealogy Forum
Your Grandfather James Earl Easterday who married Oma Marjorie Beeler was the son of John Jacob Easterday (born Knoxville 1854)and Rebecca Roberts. John Jacob was the son of Jacob Johann Ostertag (changed to Easterday) and Nancy Weaver. Jacob Johann was born in the village of Dornstetten in Wuerttenberg Germany in August 1828. his parents were Ludwig Ostertag and Anna Marie Echlich. He applied to leave Germany in August 1850 and sailed to America sometime after that abord the ship Venice. he married Nancy Weaver in 1853 and they lived in Maryville for a time after that. He served in the Civil War as a wagoneer.
James C. Easterday