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Latest Update: Sprinz – From Prussia to the U.S. Southwest

** With the benefit of additional research in early 2020, I’ve greatly expanded the Sprinz family page, which can also be accessed from the Related branches page!  

Sprinz, sometimes misspelled Spring, Springs, or Sprintz, is a minor branch that can be traced back to David Sprinz and Caroline Landsberg, who lived in a small German Jewish community in the Posen region of Prussia (present-day Poznan in Poland) during the early to mid 19th century.  This was a challenging point of history for the region’s small Jewish community, who were still not afforded the same rights as other citizens and were constantly caught between ethnic Germans and Poles.  As a result, many young Jewish men looked west for opportunities, and four of David and Caroline’s sons emigrated to the United States between 1874 and 1885.  Their son Rudolph was the first to depart, arriving in New York City on the ship Pommerania in February 1874.

Rudolph was a pioneer of the U.S. southwest and an early settler of the copper mining town of Clifton, Arizona Territory and later El Paso, Texas.  He owned dry goods and clothing stores in both cities during the 1880s and later was an accountant for several large businesses in El Paso.  He was also heavily involved in El Paso’s early Jewish community and contributed funds for the founding of the city’s first synagogue, Temple Mount Sinai.  Rudolph spent the last 30 years of his life in Los Angeles, California as an accountant and auditor for the Internal Revenue Service.  He died on June 24, 1934, and his descendants are scattered throughout the United States with last names as varied as Sprinz, Jacobs, Lucero, Palacios, and Miranda.

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April 2016 Update: Francisca Vielma – the Pioneering Academic

This home page is the where I post periodic updates made to the website.

Click on this link (or click on the Vielma tab from the Main Menu at the top of the page) and scroll down to the fifth generation to check out the discussion on Francisca Vielma.  Francisca is our family’s academic pioneer – a Mexican-American woman who graduated from High School in the early 1920s in the small and then-largely segregated mining town of Clifton, Arizona and who later earned a degree in teaching from the Tempe State Teachers College (the forerunner of Arizona State University) in 1928.  To put this incredible achievement in context, U.S. Department of Education statistics show that in 1930 (two years after Francisca graduated) less than three percent of women in the United States even attended a college or university.  To say that Francisca was part of a tiny minority is one thing – add to this the fact that she was a Mexican-American woman, and the magnitude of her accomplishment is even more apparent!

Francisca Vielma (for post)

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March 2016 Update: Killingly, Connecticut Page

This home page is the where I post periodic updates made to the website.

Click on this link (or alternatively click on the Our Towns tab from the Main Menu at the top of the page) and scroll down to the United States heading to check out the most recent update – the creation of the Killingly, Connecticut page!  Killingly is second largest town in northeastern Connecticut and was the home of our branch of the Greene family for five generations between approximately 1850-1950.

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October 2015 Update: Alençon, Orne page

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Click on this link (or alternatively click on the Our Towns tab from the Main Menu at the top of the page) and scroll down to the France heading to check out the Alençon, Orne page! Alençon is in the region of Normandy in Northwestern France and was the home of our Despatie line until the mid 17th Century, when Nicolas Forget dit Despatie emigrated to New France (Canada).  We were fortunate to visit the city in April 2015 and walk in the steps of our ancestors.

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August 2015 Update: Lorca, Murcia page

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Click on this link (or alternatively click on the Our Towns tab from the Main Menu at the top of the page) and scroll down to the Spain heading to check out the Lorca, Murcia page!  Lorca is in Southeastern Spain and was the home of our Jordan line until the mid 18th Century, when Antonio Jordan emigrated to New Spain (Mexico) as a soldier.  We we fortunate to visit the city in April 2015 and walk in the steps of our ancestors.

2015 Lorca Spain - 09

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May 2015 Update: Despatie Page

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Click on this link (or alternatively click on the Despatie Family tab from the Main Menu at the top of the page) and scroll down to the ninth generation to check out the addition of photos and text for Emery Despatie!

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December 2014 Update – Gillingham Page

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Click on this link (or alternatively click on the Our Towns tab from the Main Menu at the top of the page) and check out the creation of the Gillingham page, about a town in England where the Greene family lived for several generations duing the 15th – 17th centuries !

 

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August 2014 Update: Greens Norton Page

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Click on this link (or alternatively click on the Our Towns tab from the Main Menu at the top of the page) and check out the the Greens Norton town page!

 

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July 2014 Update – Greene Family Page

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Click on this link (or alternatively click on the Greene tab from the Main Menu at the top of this page) and check out the most recent updates made to the Greene Family Page: Scroll down to the 10th Generation – Hosea Edwin Greene, Jr.!

 

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May 2014 Update – Lucero Page

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Click on this link  and check out the most recent update – the creation of the Lucero page!

 

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