Welcome to the Juers Family website. I’m Roy James Juers II.
I built this site in October 2012, with a whole lot of input from my uncle Harry & several others in the family.
Initially, I built it to honor my dad, Ken, as a place to keep all the info I could gather on my grandfather Harry & all 7 of his kids; which include my dad, of course, my aunt Helen, & my uncles Harry, Don, Gerry, Roy & Bob.
I soon realized my grandfather Harry had 4 siblings, & they had kids… lots of them. So even though the site’s top picture shows my dad & his siblings, this site’s really for all of us; anyone who’s a descendant of Adolf Emile Juers & Anna Marie Jerebek (from Hamburg & Bohemia, respectively).
So my goal was to create this place, where people can learn about Juers things, connect or re-connect with Juers people, and become part of a little legacy for those who’ll come after us. There’s still lots of work to be done here. So if you have any ideas, feel free to share them. And if you see anything missing or incorrect, or have more detailed info, please contact me; I need your help to complete this tree! The most common pieces of missing information are middles names & dates… and the kids of two branches of the tree.
You can upload photos & add your own comments, which was the goal from the beginning; to have everyone contribute. After approval, they’ll go live on the site.
It’s been a labor of love for me, after Dad & Uncle Harry died (2009 & 2012). As I learn how to blog better, we’ll continue to add more & more stuff in here. In my research, I learned there’s way more to this Juers family of ours, it’s huge. And it’s global.
Here’s a little walk-through of what to expect;
The Family Tree: This is a visual representation of our family going back to the late 1800’s. Adolf & Anna Juers, my great-grandparents, produced 5 children (one of them my grandfather Harry), which led to 19 Grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 63 great-great-grandchildren. And those are only the ones I know of… there may be more. So here you can see all of it, laid out in front of you…, and if you hover your mouse over The Family Tree tab, a drop-down appears where you can look at each branch of the tree separately.
Galleries: Uncle Harry sent me an amazing collection of pictures, which are on the Historical Juers Images page… there’s a slideshow there; I’ll eventually add more slideshows. It’s slow going, though, because most of my pictures have to be resized for the internet. I also need more pictures from you! But you’ll see anyone who has an active slideshow, on the Galleries page.
Obviously, all of us will have images from way-back-when, that the rest of us have never seen. With today’s technology, we can all share what each of us has, with the rest of our family. So this seems to be a great platform for everyone to do that.
The Calendar: This is a nice & simple calendar that shows all the birth dates, death dates, & anniversaries that I have, for everyone in the tree (many dates are still missing)…
The Map: This is an interactive Google map, which basically shows you where Juers people are. To protect people’s privacy, no street addresses are ever displayed.
The Places: These are posts about places that are important to our history. I can only put what’s important to history as I know it. The rest is up to you. That’s why there are Comment Boxes at the bottom of every page of the site; so write to your heart’s content. We all wanna know.
The Docs & Records: Pretty self-explanatory. All documents in here are public domain; like Census Records, Passenger Manifests & Newspaper articles. I’m sure many of you can contribute to this… (hint hint)
Please add your comments below, or send me an email with any new info, so our Tree can be updated… thanks!
Special thanks to Cathy Juers-Vinci (from Ludwig Henrick Juers’ branch); and Christine Juers-Allen & Michael Gerard Juers (both from Adolph Arthur Juers’ branch), among others. In just a few chats (from Nov 2012 to now), they’ve given us a ton of info for the tree, so thanks, newly-found cousins!
So this is for all of you guys. And for Ken & for Ben. For now, it’s all I know, have learned, or have otherwise screwed up… Invite other relatives, & come visit often! May God bless you all with Love, Great Health, Success, & Happiness… the entire Juers family…
Have an awesome day!
~ Roy J Juers II (son of Ken, grandson of Harry Paul, great-grandson of Adolf…)