Ancestors and Descendants

Asher, Seigel, Wheaton and Rust Families in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries

by John E. Groh

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/0001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 396
ISBN : 9781425998523

About the Book

This lively story covers three immigrant families who came to the United States in the 19th century to make new lives, and a fourth clan already living in the states. The Ashers arrived from Scotland, the Rust-Hanson family from Norway, and Simon Seigel from Germany along with his spouse from England. Already located in the Northeast, the Wheaton family and its Andrew component made a singular contribution to later descendants.


The book traces the back story, legacies and offspring of these families, along with their contributions to American and Canadian history. The lives of descendants included service in the Civil War and two World Wars, and contributions in medicine, business, education, religion, the arts and social care. The work has over a thousand photos that supplement biographical information on nearly a thousand individuals and six hundred and fifty families.

About the Author

John Groh received his doctorate from the University of Chicago and brings a wealth of experience to his writing. A pastor, professor and real estate investor, he retired from the USAF Reserve as a colonel. He has written two volumes about the USAF Chaplain Service in the 1970s and 1980s, and other books and articles. His most recent work is New Light on Freistatt, Missouri: The Fritz, Groh, Waiss and Wiedman Family Legacies Meet (2006). John lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Nancy.