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I think we are related. Your name sounds familiar. My Grandmother Evelyn Bratton Hummel,
just died 8-25-08. Her funeral is Saturday at the Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant. She
grew up in Hudson with her two sisters Janice (Is that your husband's mother?) and
Dorothy and brother John. Their parents were Thomas Bratton & Carolina Katherine
As for our family lineage here's what I understand from my Gram & online searches:
Thomas Bratton was born in England & came to the US when he was 6 or 7. Carolina
Katherine Moll b. 2-8-1896, d. 8-31-1950 was born "here" (Columbia County, NY?).
Her father b. 9-28-1871 in Germany, d.11-28-1927 (buried in Livingston, NY) and mother
Carolina Reutenauer b.? d.?. had 2 other children;Phillip Emil Moll b. 1899, d. 1968 and
Emil Moll Jr. b. and d. 1900. Their father Phillipp Reutenauer b.10-12-1843 in
Alsace-Lorraine, France and d. 8-15-1919 in Greenport, Columbia County, NY; and mother
Sophia Schneider b. 8-28-1850 in Germany and d.4-9-1916 also in Greenport. Phillipp's
parents were George Reutenauer and Barb Mugler (no other info)and his brother Adam was
b.11-7-1837 in Alsace-Lorraine, France.
If you've learned anything more since this post, please let me know. Thanks
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