Welcome to the Awerkamp family site

This site is composed of four branches:

Edward Parker Awerkamp - The U.S. Awerkamp line starts in Illinois and then moves into California. It is also traced back from Illinois into various areas of Germany. We have researched each of these lines back to the end of the records.

Esther LaVon Bingham - The Bingham line starts in Utah going back to 1847 and then on back into New England to the 1630's. Extensive research has been done by many people. We have sorted through much of this to find the correct information. In some cases we have done original research to clarify some lines. There is also some information that has not been thoroughly checked. We welcome inputs and corrections but want to limit it to well documented original source information (not just web sites). A branch of the Bingham line, Aldous, goes into England and family members have done original research to each branch back as far as the records will allow. Another branch of the Bingham line, Mortensen, comes from Sweden and Denmark. We have had researchers take the Swedish line back to the end of the records. We have also done the same thing with the Danish records.

William Chester Williams - The Williams line goes into Pennsylvania and original research is being to done to identify the families there and trying to connect them into Germany. There have been inputs on some branches by other cousins to create the records we have. Endres, Schilling, Greaser, Baney, Housel, Lepley.

Simona Posey - The Posey line goes into the southern states and original research is being done to identify families there. Posey, Latham, Anderson, Harmon, Nichols, Twiddy, Barber, Steadman. The English family of Atkin, who came to Utah in 1857 with a handcart company, has had research done on Atkin, Wann, Clitheroe, Allen, Howet, Baines, Thompson, Phillips, Richardson, Fairchild.

We have three reasons for putting this information on this site:

  1. So that all our families can have access to their genealogy.
  2. To share the results of research with others.
  3. So other researchers can see where they can share information with us. With so many families, there likely will be mistakes. There very likely will be branches for cousins connecting. We welcome inputs.