The Leu Family Tree

 

I've done a lot of genealogical research over the past few years and, with the help of my Aunt Dorothy in Seattle, Urs Leu in Switzerland and others, and through research that I've done on the Internet (see www.FamilySearch.org), I created the following family tree for my dad's side of the family.  For privacy, I've omitted the names of living relatives. 

 

My dad's parents (my grandparents) are George and Minnie May, shown on the bottom left corner.  The left side of the tree includes Minnie May's ancestors, who settled in America during the Colonial era, just a year or two after the Mayflower.  Using the Internet, I was able to trace this line back 26 continuous generations to England in the 1250s. 

 

The right side includes George's ancestors who were from Switzerland.  In fact, there are many Leus today in northern Switzerland, although speaking German, they pronounce the name "Loy."  Urs Leu and my Aunt Dorothy were able to trace George's line back to the late 1600s.

 

Click on the drawing below to see a larger version.