Welcome to the Haseley Family Pages!
This site contains the Haseley Family Tree starting with Michael Haseley.
His seven grandsons along with other German settlers came to Western NY in the mid 1800's and eventually settled in the
areas of Walmore and Bergholz, Niagara County, NY. After her husband Frederick died, widow Charlotte Neumann Haseley
emigrated to Buffalo, NY in 1843 with her seven sons. The following spring (1844) she moved with her sons to rural Niagara
County where other German settlers were also buying established farms and homesteads from the Mennonites. It was here
in Neu Wallmow (New Walmore) where the seven Haseley family lines began.
How it all started...
Rev. Albert Haseley put together the earliest known Haseley Family tree
in 1940. He used church records, conversations with other family members and of
course, his personal recollections.
About 1970, Rev. Ronald Haseley (a descendant
of Johann D.) took up the task of adding the next generations to the family
tree, writing letters and gathering information from Haseley descendants all
across the country.
About 1990, Dr. Charles Oestreich, husband of Rhoda Haseley,
undertook the task of completing the generations of Rhoda's family (which
descended from Friedrich)
Since 2001, I have added most of the families from the original Walmore
community and not surprisingly, quite a bit of the Bergholz, St Johnsburg, and Martinsville
communities in one large fully connected family tree. This was possible because until after
WWII, there were very few marriages outside the German Lutheran community.
We hope you enjoy these pages as much as we have in putting them together. The site
now includes over 37,000 individuals from many of the other German Lutheran communities in western NY,
Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. The study of our ancestors is ongoing with the help of family,
friends, and the community far and wide.
The drop down menus on the upper right include maps of places and copies of documents. There are
photos of headstones, old family photos, and maps of cemeteries. A report of men in our military is now available. We
welcome any information you would like to share. Your photos and documents can be displayed and linked
to ancestors. Send us your comments and suggestions by clicking the "contact us" button under "info".