Founding Families

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For those of you that are interested in learning more about the dense and fascinating history of the founding families of Joe Rich, there are some really great stories that have been recorded by the Historical society. They are very complete and, as such, too lengthy to have here. Please feel free to follow each family’s story by following their names… happy readings!



Joe Rich


Patterson, Pearce, Pearson, Prather

Pratt and Preston

Ross and Russell

Schram and Shepherd


Smith and Stewart

Tress, Uppenborn, Vanderwerf

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