Generations are counted from William Sr born in 1867, who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany. The second generation then would be each of the four sons and three daughters listed on the home page.
Each of these sons and daughters has a separate page listing their descendants. The generations of descendants are color coded as follows:
The second generation at top of page in Brown Underline
The third generation is in Dark Red.
The forth generation is in Blue.
The fifth generation is in Green
The sixth generation is in Purple.
Using the chart to the left, you can find your relation to others. Examples below:
Black >> Black on other pages are Siblings
Dark Red >> Dark Red on other pages are 1st Cousins
Blue >> Blue on other pages are 2nd Cousins
Green >> Green on other pages are 3rd Cousins
Purple >> Purple on other pages are 4th Cousins
Blue >> Dark Red - 1st Cousin Once Removed
Blue >> Blue – 2nd Cousin
Blue >> Green – 2nd Cousin Once Removed
Blue >> Purple – 2nd Cousin Twice Removed
Once, Twice, etc. removed is generations removed…