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Genealogy of the Imhoff & Pryor Surnames

This web site was established to assist in the research of the Imhoff and Pryor surnames as well as some 305 surnames that are associated to them. The primary function of the site is to house information related to these families as well as associated documents and photos. While I also maintain sites on genealogical research sites (ex. MyHeritage and Ancestry), this site is the primary location for all of the information that I have collected or received via communication with my relatives.

Much of the information contained on this site was research that I inherited from my great-great uncle, Frederick Ferdinand Imhoff (Father Maurice) and, on the Pryor side, Joseph Pryor, my mother’s brother.

In the six years that I have had this site I have been fortunate to connect with many relatives and I am always excited when someone reaches out to share information, documents or photos.  In the above menu under genealogy, you will note my Surnames (Imhoff and Pryor). These are Ancestor charts based on my parents but represent only a fraction of the 1300 or so individuals I have information for.  You can use the Search Database menu item if you are looking for a particular relative not shown on my default ancestry charts.

If you have any information at all related to any of the families or individuals listed within the site, please reach out to me  - I am always interested in new information that can help in this research!

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  • Capelonga’s and Welch’s

    Story from Elizabeth Capelonga, who’s great-great grandfather, Thomas was the brother of my great-great grandfather.  Our common ancestor would therefore be the father of Thomas and Luke Welch. The original Welch settler from Ireland, Thomas Welch, had a brother named Luke. Thomas Welch and his wife Jane had a son also named Luke. He was born

  • DNA Results

    After a number of years of contemplating whether or not I should have my DNA tested, I decided to pursue testing in an effort to break through some research barriers as well as try to connect to relatives in Germany and Ireland.  The reservations I had centered mostly on the

  • Naphtha Launch

    In 1915, John F. Imhoff purchased a Naphtha Launch named ‘Alice’ from a private party. The transaction appeared in the newspaper: “Hardcastle Brothers had sold their naphtha launch “Alice” to John Imhoff of 103 1/3 Erie Street, Utica”. Within a box of photographs I received from my father, Richard J.

  • Utica & Immigration

    The Imhoff’s arrived in Utica some time between 1840 and 1849. This date is approximate and is based on the fact that Caspar Imhoff, the first known Imhoff to arrive in the United States, signed naturalization documents in 1854. At the time the interval between arrival and naturalization eligibility was

  • Main Post Article

    Last week I contacted the Main Post in Germany seeking to place an add to solicit individuals in the Frammersbach area to contact me if they had any information pertaining to Caspar Imhoff. Caspar emigrated from Germany in about 1840 and while I have evidence that he came from Frammersbach,

  • Pryor Family Reunions

    The Pryor family settled in the Kirkland area of upstate New York in 1853. James Daniel Pryor and Margaret Robinson came to America from Ireland and settled in the Kirkland area. James Pryor was born in Ireland on March 16, 1830. James Daniel Pryor and Margaret Robinson had eight children,

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