The Gorman and Doepker Genealogies
The Ancestry, Decendency, and History of the Families of
Thomas Leo Gorman and Hildegarde Doepker


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  1. Birth Date and Location
  2. Baptism Date and Location
  3. Marriage Date and Location
  4. Military Service Enlistment Date and Branch
  5. Primary Occupation
  6. Death Date and Location
  7. Burial Date and Location
  8. Obituary
  9. Cause of Death
  10. Portraits at Various Ages
  11. Cause of Death
  12. Maiden Names and Details for Spouses
  13. Names and Details of Parents
  14. Names and Details of Children
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Major Site Updates
1/3/2014 Completed addition of portraits.
10/24/2014 Site redesign launched. Doepker history added.
8/23/2014 Completed extended Doepker genealogy.
7/8/2014 Added Horstman, Fortman, Ricker lineages.
4/1/2014 Started redesigning this website.
3/30/2014 Started collecting addresses, phones for living descendants (database only).
12/10/2012 Started research on extended Doepker genealogy.
11/18/2012 Completed adding cemetery markers.
10/22/2011 Completed core Doepker genealogy.
9/17/2011 Started research on core Doepker genealogy.
What's On This Site
A gaggle of Gormans and Doepkers
Gorman Family Genealogy
The Gorman genealogy documents the names and vital details of the direct ancestors and descendants of my grandfather, Leo Gorman (seen just below the house number in the image at right). It begins with Thomas Gorman, born in Fertiana Civil Parish, near the hamlet of Moycarkey, County Tipperary, Ireland. His son, my great, great grandfather Patrick Gorman, was the first to emigrate to America, settling in Brady Township, Saginaw County, Michigan around 1850. More...
Doepker Family Genealogy
The Doepker genealogy includes the names and vital details of the direct ancestors and descendants of my grandmother, Hildegarde Doepker, It begins with Heinrich Döpke, born in 1635 in Schwege, Osnabruck, Hanover (now part of Germany). His great, great, great grandson, Johann Heinrich Döpke (John Henry Doepker) was the first to emmigrate to America, setling in Jennings Township, Putnam County, Ohio, in 1841. More...
Family Histories
Gorman Family History
A Brief History of Ireland
A History of the Gorman Name In Ireland
Gormans in America
Genealogy of the Ui Bairrche
Doepker Family History
A Brief History of Hanover
The Doepkers From Schwege to America
Doepker Demographics
Our Family Tree
The Family Tree details the names and relationships of everyone in the extended family. It is updated periodically. To find someone, search by surname, pedigree, notes, or descendancy. Obituaries and images of graves and records are available on the Notes pages. To view them, click on the name of a person in any of the search screens. Then click the icon next to their name.
What's in the Family Tree:
1. Vital Records Data
I usually capture any and all vital records data I can find, including dates and locations of birth, death, burial, marriage, and military enlistment; obituaries; causes of death; and occupations.
2. Familial Relationships
Click on the tree icon next to any name to view that person's relationship to both their ancestors and descendents.
3. Digital Images of Historical Documents
Historical documents include the U.S. Federal and state censuses; birth, marriage and death vital records from various municipal sources; church records such as baptisms, confirmations, and interments; and military records such as enlistments and draft registration cards.
Census Records Vital Records Church Records Military Service Records
4. Digital Images of Interments and Portraits
When available, I've included images of burial markers of all deceased relatives and portraits of people both living and dead. If an image has a zoom icon in the lower right corner, click on the picture to see a larger version.
Burial Monuments Military Service Commemorations Individual Portraits Group Portraits