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Genealogies of our families who descended from German, Dutch, French, English and Scottish immigrants.

Henry and Elizabeth Kreider
Mary Elizabeth Moyer and Henry Royer Kreider and the genealogy of the Kreider, Royer, Moyer, Meyer, Kline and Achenbach families.
Ruth and Al Hiltner wedding
The genealogy of the Hiltner, Schafer, Weaver and Hempleman families.
Wunnenberg wedding
Anna Mary Riemann and Fred Chris Wunnenberg and their families in Iowa.
Nurse Samantha McKeown
Nurse Samantha McKeown and the genealogy of the McKeown, Parker, Glasgow and Shields families.
old Hedges photo
William Ribelin Hedges and Malinda Russell Cassity and the genealogy of the Hedges, Cassity and Allen families.
Harley Robinson in the Navy World War One
Harley Robinson and the genealogy of the Robinson and Moore families.
William and Polly Shumate
William and Polly Shumate and the genealogy of the Gritton, Cline, Shumate, Fox and Yeazel families.
Winnie Gage
Winnie Reed Gage and the genealogy of the Reed, Gage, Dixon, Shook and Bryant families.
unidentified women
Do any of these people look familiar to you? We need help identifying them. This and other photos are from The McKeown - Parker - Shields album. Please contact us if you can help identify these people.
unidentified woman
This and other photos are from the second McKeown - Parker - Shields album. Please contact us if you can help identify these people.
unidentified farm and family
Do any of these people look familiar to you? We need help identifying them. This and other photos are from our collection of McKeown, Parker and Shields families. Please contact us if you can help identify them.

Learn more about each family by clicking their photos and enter the searchable site.


Our family history research is based on love of family that has been handed down through the generations. We started with a few family stories that gave hints and clues to dates and places. Visits to cemeteries gave us names, dates, and sometimes relationships to work into the family tree.


Hiltner.com will always be a work in progress as our research continues.
Photographs and stories have come from family members and we will be adding more as we find them.
Please feel free to contact us if you have family information or photos that you would like to share.
Contact forms are located in each family site.

For more information about the following people (and more) see the Mary Elizabeth Moyer and Henry Royer Kreider site. John Philip Achenbach, Rebecca Achenbach, Elizabeth Bodine, George Bowman, Leah Bowman, Nathaniel Brittain, Henry Collins, Matthias Cramer, Sytie Dirks, Joseph Dorset, Eva Anna Engle, Anna Marie Boyer Engler, John Fehr, Elizabeth Garritzen, Eva Geist, Hans Jacob Geist, Mary Gross , Anna Barbara Hoffman, Johann Jacob Hoffman, Hermanus Kline, Hiram Roe Kline, Mary Klose, Jacob Kreider, Philip Kreider, Anna Maria Marion, Andrew Morr, Joseph Klose Moyer, Maria Margaretha Mayo, Christopher Meyer, Elizabeth Poling, Susanna Ream, Catharina Elizabeth Renninger, Catherine Royer, Georg Christopher Royer, Henry Royer, Sebastian Royer, Alexander Schaeffer, Benedictus Schilling, Lewis Henry Schuy, Catherine Smith, Ann Stillwell, Nicholas Stillwell, Eva Catherine Strouse, Ann Tealby, Thomas Janse Van Dyke, Edward Willet.

Ancestors of John Nicholas Hiltner can be found at the Ruth Moyer Kreider and William Albert Hiltner site, along with Margaret Duffy, Margaret Frisch, Elizabeth Hempleman, George Hempleman, Henry Morris, Mary Morris, George Weaver, Margaret Weaver, and Ida Levina Schafer.

Learn more about Dorothea Marie Bremer, Emelie Rehfeldt, Johanne Margarethe Christinian Reineke, Fredrick William Rieman, and Johann Heinrich Albrecht Wunnenberg at the Anna Mary Rieman and Fred Chris Wunnenberg site.

Some ancestors of Chester Alan McKeown can be found at his site, including Mary Arthur, John Glasgow, Rosanna Glasgow, Sarah Hooks, Margarett McBride, Margaret McCollum, Alexander McKeown, Moses Parker, and Isaac Shields.

For ancestors and extended family of Ralph Hedges, including Fielding C. Allen, Sarah Lavina Allen, Mary “Polly” Ann Armstrong, Peter Thompson Cassity, William Ribelin Hedges, Levi Hedges, Matilda Hunt, Mary Ann Kiher, Ann Price, and Rosannah Ribelin see Ralph and Eva Hedges’s site.