These pages are built in part in memory of my father, John Altenbernd. It was his stories of the family that awakened my interest in genealogy. Many of the stories he told are contained on this site. More are being added as time permits.
Unfortunately, my uncle Bill Herrell died before I took an interest in knowing more about my ancestors. He spent many years working on his family history. A copy of his work served to start my own work. Without his efforts I wouldn't have been able to learn as much as I have.