Are We Related?

Last Update: 26 February 2017

Me in 1971, lookin like a million!

Me in ’71, lookin’ like a million!

Curious, isn’t it?  You’ve looked around, saw some cool stuff.  Are you thinking maybe you’re connected somehow, but not sure? I know the feeling, believe me.  I’ve been finding the Juers name all over the internet, as far away as Australia, and have been asking myself, “Are they a branch of our Juers family from Germany, who went there instead of to New York?”  As I’m discovering through my lame attempts at research, anything is possible!

In my quest to complete the missing pieces of the Juers Family Tree, I’ve come across a lot of info, and a lot of it’s confusing.  Initially, I thought anyone with the Juers surname must be related to us. But the Juers name is all over the place out there, belonging to people with (so far) no apparent connection to our tree, going as far back as the mid 1800’s, which pre-dates when my great-grandfather Adolf & Anna began creating own their family of descendants at the start of the 20th century.

So far, I’ve found a couple of folks who had a clearer picture about how people fit into the tree than I did; and as a result, the actual building of the tree is about 60% done. But there’s still two full branches of my great-grandfather’s tree that have “no leaves”.  So until it’s all figured out, this will be place where names are kept, of people who are possibly or probably related to us, but whose relative position in the family tree hasn’t been verified yet…

Eventually, all those who appear here will ultimately be either added to the tree, or identified as not related & “set free” from the site! So if you know some stuff, please help!!

So, here’s a list of the many Juers’ that are still not verified either way, with respect to “Are We Related?”

By the way, a little Disclaimer: The last thing I want to do is offend anyone or publicize someone when they don’t want to be publicized.  Remember, this site is really only for our family, so it’s doubtful anyone will bother it, but in all fairness, it is “search-engine-friendly”.  So if someone Googles your name, this site will be shown in the search results.

That being said, all information shown here is public domain, since I found it all on the Internet via Google searches &  Any addresses & other info shown may be old & inaccurate.

  1. Michael T. & Teresa Juers: 25 Oxford Court Apt B, Yorktown Heights NY 10598
  2. Daniel Juers (along with Diane Mockenhaupt Juers & Jaclyn Juers): 233 E 69th St Apt 2B, NY, NY 10021
  3. Rita Juers, and Demetrius (“D.J.”) Juers, formerly of Shirley NY
  4. Daniel F & Linda L Juers, 61 Old Post Road, Fairport, NY 14450
  5. Louis Herman Juers, 50, Meza AZ (could this be cousin Louis from Miracle of the Medals? Doubtful because cousin Louis seemed years older than me when I met him),
  6. Louis & Diane P McElearney-Juers formerly of 8198 Langdale Dr, New Hyde Park, NY.  Diane is a 6th grade teacher at St Josephs School in Yorkville, NY (that was Diane Mockenhaupt Juers, not Louis’ Diane…)
  7. Evelyn Juers, Author; Born 03/06/1950 in Neritz, Germany.  Now in Australia
  8. Eric Juers (b.05/22/yy) & wife Ramey Larr (m.07/28/2012), friends on Facebook.
    Brother, Marshall Juers (b.08/11/1972) & wife Stacey Young (b.11/22/1977, m.07/27/2002), both from Ludington, MI.  Their father Volker Juers, had at least two brothers, Marco & Claus, who apparently are from New York.  Claus now in Citrus City, FL. Sent him a Facebook message 09/14/2015.
  9. Jim Juers of Lockport, IL, wife Christina Terra (m.09/06/2003). Friends with Christina on Facebook.
  10. John Juers, Bloomington, IL (b. 1956). Father, William Willis Juers (b.1931).  Grandfather John August Juers (01/27/1891-06/25/1972). Grandfather John (wife Laura) had two brothers, Pete & Fred.
    Says his family is in IL, FL & MN.  His great grandparents came from Germany.  Others from the French-Indian border.
  11. Jean-Claude Juers, Marseilles, France.  Friends on Facebook.  A very nice man, but a language barrier exists as he speaks no English & I speak no French.  Google Translate is helping bridge the gap a little.
  12. James Juers, Adelaide Australia.
  13. Allen F Juers (09/07/1927 – 12/28/1976) is shown in the FindAGrave website, at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Athens, IL.  The name matches a child of Fred & June Juers, but the date of birth is inconsistent, so it can’t be Fred & June’s Allen F, if there really even is an Allen F for them.  This Allen F has a brother named Larry L (1937-1982), and parents named John J Juers (1900-1959) & Elenore S Dringenberg-Juers (1906-1979).
  14. Anna Juers (1879 – 1882), shown on FindAGrave website, at Locust Hill Cemetery (Section 15), Evansville, IN.  No other information about surviving family.
  15. Anna M. Juers (1849 – Aug 1918), also at Locust Hill Cemetery (Section 15), Evansville, IN.  “Mother”, born in Germany, also in Section 15)… clearly the mother of baby Anna above.
  16. Edward H Juers (1881 – 1948), also at Locust Hill Cemetery, Section 15.
  17. Elsie Juers (1886 – 1896), also at Locust Hill Cemetery, Section 15. “Daughter”
  18. Frank J H Juers (07/18/1841 – 11/19/1904), also at Locust Hill Cemetery, Section 15. “Father”, you can clearly see in his headstone image, the headstones of wife Anna M, & daughter Elsie, and one more.
  19. Baby Juers, (b/d 02/24/1934), child of Elmer Peter Juers (1907 – 2000) & Minnie K Heitman-Juers (1912 – 2004), at St Peters German Lutheran Cemetery, Belvidere Mills, MN
  20. Working on a list now of 129 grave listings for Juers in the U.S. & Australia, in what else? An Excel spreadsheet of course (my personal favorite).  This will help to cluster people in the list together by region, & hopefully that will produce faster research results on our various connections…
  21. This… and many more things to come for the Juers clan… Virtute Et Opera!

Ever wonder what we’re supposed to call each other?  I just say “cousins” because it’s easy.  But our actual genealogical titles are based on very specific criteria & can be a bit confusing.  So here’s a paraphrased “Cousins Chart” I found online… hopefully it’ll explain it better than I can myself. In the end, we may just end up using “cousins” anyway! lol

Cousin Chart

Your Aunts & Uncles
These are obviously your parents’ brothers & sisters, and their spouses. I never knew this, but you don’t need a blood connection to be a full-fledged aunt or uncle. So your Aunt’s husband is not considered an “uncle by marriage”; he’s your Uncle, fair & square.

Your Nieces & Nephews
Another obvious relationship, these are your brother’s & sister’s kids, and/or the children of their spouses (your siblings-in-law). As with Aunts & Uncles, these kids aren’t just “nieces-&-nephews-by-marriage”, they’re nieces and nephews, plain and simple; even if they’re your spouse’s siblings’ kids, and you don’t share a single drop of common blood with them.

Your First Cousin, Full Cousin, Cousin-German
These are the children of your parents’ brothers & sisters. You & your 1st-cousins will share one set of grandparents, paternal (from your dad) or maternal (from your mom).

Double-first cousins
Let’s say a pair of brothers married a pair of sisters; their kids are not only first cousins to each other, but “double-first” cousins, because they share BOTH sets of grandparents in common. Highly rare as you can imagine.

Second cousins:
This applies to You and the children of your parents’ cousins.  Second cousins share at least one great-grandparent. Your child & your cousin’s child are second cousins.

Third cousins:
You and the children of your parents’ second cousins are third cousins and share at least one great-great-grandparent. And so on with the fourth, fifth, and sixth cousins.

First cousin once removed:
A relationship that is “removed” is one that exists in two different genealogical generations. Generation refers to the order of birth, or a genealogical level.  Your aunt and your mother could be 20 years apart, but they’re still of the same generation. Your parent’s first cousin, though, is your first cousin once removed.
The child of your first cousin, is also your first cousin once removed: because your grandparent is that child’s great-grandparent. You can do the whole “removed” thing for every category of cousins — second cousin once removed, and so on. But by then, you’ll probably drive everyone completely nuts.

GrandAunts and GrandUncles:
We always called grandpa’s sister “great-aunt.” But the experts say that’s terminology is incorrect, and the terms at left should be used instead to refer to the siblings of your grandparents. (Which doesn’t mean we have any intention of using them.)

Great-GrandAunts & Great-GrandUncles:
Your great-grandparents’ brothers & sisters.  Pretty simple.

Family by marriage.  Your spouse’s parents, spouses of your siblings, and spouses of your spouse’s siblings. That is, your brother’s wife is an in-law, but none of her siblings are. And your husband’s sister’s husband is your in-law, but none of his brothers are. And in-laws pretty much stop with your parents-in-law and your siblings-in-law. You are not in-laws with the parents of your sister-in-law’s husband. And the two sets of parents of a couple are not in-laws to each other either; they are the competitive parents — an entirely different category.

Affinity relatives
Your husband or wife’s blood relatives — the in-laws that are biologically related to your spouse.

Birth mother, biological mother, natural mother:
Terms for the biological mother of a child who has (usually) been adopted by other parents.

Adoptive mother:
Mother of a child who is not biologically her own.

Does this all make sense now? Clear as mud?!