This family tree brings together eight major branches of the Lloyd Peterson/Virginia Loucks family. I've also added many, many cousins. The dominant branches are: Anderson/Peterson/Olsen;
Langeberg/Dockstader/Loucks/Nellis/Klock & Randall. I am indebted to Valerie Been Lober for her research on the Anderson/Peterson families, Judy Card for the last four generations of the Langeberg family, and to Otis Dockstader, John Mallory Dockstader and Doris Dockstader Rooney for the vast research of the Dockstader Families.
David Hill provided me with the direct linkage of the Loucks branch. This tree already has over 37,000 members, and we are not done yet. The Dockstader/Loucks/Nellis/Klock families were among the
first white settlers to come to the Mohawk River Valley, up from the Hudson River in New York. Henrich Klock was the first white man to set foot in this area. He is our direct ancestor, as is
Christian Nellis, the famous pioneer. (The Klock/Nellis families) I have recently found out that we
are also direct descendants of Roger Williams, the Puritan reformer, who helped found Rhode Island.
The longest branch of the tree is nineteen generations: Meyer Clamen b. 1552 (Loucks branch) to
Zane Daniel Plueger b. 2014. (nineteen generations)
Special note should be given to Delina Ecker, born 4 MAY 1815. In 1979 she was declared the oldest
human ever to have lived (documented) by the Guinness Book of World Records (1976 edition). She lived to be 113 years and 214 days old, first saw a doctor at 108, never wore glasses, and stood under 5ft. tall. She died in 1928 in New York, and was my great-grandfather's fifth cousin.
Also notable, is the oldest person ever to have lived in South Dakota, Dagmar 'Dolly' Anderson(Keehn). She passed away in 2015, just shy of her 110th year. She was my father's first cousin.