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1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1735 Freedom of press established
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
 Jean Michel
 b.1749
 d.1823
 Jean Michel
 b.1782
 d.         
 Marguerite Arbogast
 b.1756
 d.1829
 Theodore Carl Michel
 b.1816 Schittigheim, Alsace-Lorraine
 d.1883
 Jean George Rosenstiehl
 b.         
 d.         
 Sara Dorothee Rosensteil
 b.1790
 d.         
 Madeleine Erhardt
 b.         
 d.         
 Fanny Eva Michel
 b.1892 Schiltighei, France/Germany
 d.1946 West Spri, MA; Buried Same
 Michel Riedinger
 b.1752
 d.1795
 Martin Riedinger
 b.1784 Hoerdt
 d.         
 Eve Catherine Wolfhugel
 b.         
 d.         
 Eve Riedinger
 b.1825 Hoerdt
 d.1867 Schittigheim
 Jean Arlen
 b.1737
 d.1804
 Eve Arlen
 b.1787
 d.         
 Maria Riedinger
 b.1742
 d.