Surnames in normal title case have little information so far
Albaugh Angel - Engel Austin Birch - Burch Bräetscher Brecht
Breininger Burkholder Carter Carver-Garber Cary-Carey Cheldon
Cramer Dornin Ehinger Eikenberry Essig Follis
Foreman Flockerth Fuhrman Groff Hamilton Heckman
Hinsey Hirt Houser Kelker-KÖlliker Kingery Kinsey
Landis Longenfeldt Matte Mountz Meyer Naas
Parke Post Prough-Brach Ream Requel Royer
Schneer Schollenberger Schneider-Snyder Springer Shook Swank
Thaxter Thurston Timmons VanDiver Vaughan Webb
Weidman Winder Wooley Zeigler Zimmerman Zumbrun

I am a 9th generation FOLLIS descendant living in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, my FOLLIS ancestors have been in the United States of America since before 1731 first found in New Jersey. My earliest ancestors arrived in 1630's New England and my last family the Schneider's in 1880. Living among Quakers and Scots-Irish our Follis' assumed heritage, it is partially supported by my 2009 yDNA tests matching a Follis currently living in Dublin, Ireland whose family tradition is also Scots-Irish. Descendant's of George Fallis of Stafford County, Virginia, a son of my 1731 Thomas Follis and brother to my Jacob Fallis, were Quaker's in Colonial Virginia and remained Quaker's well into the 1960's living in Washington state.

Rootsweb.com the site host was down December 2017 through October 2018. I hope to resume updating this site soon.

This is my online link to sources as I find them.

Broken links to other web pages are a never ending maintenance problem often with an average lifespan of only 90+ days. Fortunately many web pages are archived on the Wayback Machine so using the add-on browser extensions for Chrome or FireFox will automatically re-direct those web browsers to the archived web pages.Email me when you find problem links.

Site Search needs to replaced on all of my pages. It should work on the Home page and any updated pages.

I became curious about my FOLLIS family history in 1993 a few years after my father died. The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the largest public Genealogy Center in the United States. I have page on their massive collection which covers half the second floor of the 2007 remodeled library. I have photocopies of lots of stuff back to the early 1990s that I am trying to digitize. I have visited most courthouses, libraries and hundreds of cemeteries in the counties where my ancestors and their siblings lived here in Indiana and Ohio. I am always looking for additions and corrections to my information, although only a small portion appears on this web site.

Ancestry has a page Most Popular Surnames by State that says Smith, Miller, and Johnson are most common in Indiana and Ohio. There are a couple of Miller families married into my Indiana and Ohio families.

Pocono Manor Ice Harvest in 1919 how the old timers made ice!

Pocono Manor Ice Harvest in 1919 by Farm Collector Magazine published on Oct 26, 2010 on YouTube. This is an amateur film from 1919, showcasing the labor intensive process of ice harvesting.

If you find research that adds to, or contradicts mine, please leave a Comment on my Follis Families on Facebook page, or send me an Email.

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