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FIGERT, Matthew 1964 KY
Posted by: Matthew L Figert Date: February 28, 2000 at 09:31:27
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Hello all,

I'm Matt Figert. I've just stumbled across the forum. I may have some input.
I'm the youngest of five children from Malcolm Figert. While I was born and raised in western Kentucky, my father was from northern Indiana. His father, Walter Figert was married to a wonderful woman named Pearl Mae Grisso. Walter lived to be 96 or 98, and Pearl 103! Pearl had 12 children, so theres a bunch of us out there now.
The family history as I've heard it started in Germany. At least two, maybe more, brothers came from central Germany. Upon arrival, they changed their names to Figert and Figart. There may have also been a Figard. I know they originally settled in Pennsylvania, then moved on to Ohio and Indiana.
Without writting an entire book here, I'm sure other members of my family would have more information. I know my brother, Dan, Has traveled to Germany, to the town where we all started. My father is alive and doing well at 85, living in Texas(it's warm there). There are still quite a few Figerts living in Indiana.
If there are questions I may be able to answer, drop an email.
Matt Figert
GSCS(SW) US Navy


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