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From: "Alger and Walcott Family" <>
Subject: RE: TOWLE
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 17:16:30 -0500
I have lots of Towles in my database, including a Henry William, but he is
not yours (born and died in Maine). I do have a William Towle, born 1826 in
Quebec who reportedly went to SD. It doesn't sound like yours either.
There are at least major three Towle(s)families in North America that I am
aware of. The largest (I think) are the desc. of Philip and Isabella
(Astin/Austin) Towle of Hampton, NH. Then there is a Towles family of
Virginia. And then a Towle family that settled later in Ontario, from
Your Thole name, with its spelling pronunciation, almost sounds Scandanavian
to me. If so, seems it might have had a slash through the "o" originally.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help. There aren't many people on this list,
but hang in there - maybe there will be later!
Grand Isle, VT
From: Williams [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 5:38 PM
Here's a little more info on my Thole's/Towle's:
Henry William b. abt 1816
d. (we have two family versions)
1880 Belot, Kansas
or `1890 MO
b. abt 1821 Berlin German
d. 1899 San Jose, Santa Clara, CA
IMMIGRATED: We guess in the mid 1800's (approx 1853?)
First children born in QUINCE, ADAMS, IL
last child born in MO
Grandchildren born in the following areas in the late 1800's:
BELLE PLAIN MINNESOTA
LANDFORD, MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA
ELGIN, WABASHA, MINNESOTA
I would love to correspond with anyone who has TOWLE's/Tholes in those
areas. Supposedly Henry William (whose first name is also in question-don't
you love all the different stories that float around in the family!)
immigrated with two brothers, one of which had a furniture type store (in
St. Louis?) and another had a hotel I think.
One of the notes on my records says something about immigration through
NY/Spinning Wheel Port. It was also said that he was a high ranking officer
in the German military.
Would love to share info!
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