My great-grandparents

William Henry Pierce (1830-1902) and Jane Maltby (1829-1890)

Ancestors of William Pierce      Ancestors of Jane Maltby

Auguste Lion (1851-1911) and Silvie Acar (1856-1938)

Ancestors of Auguste Lion      Ancestors of Silvie Acar

Henry Gruesen (1858-1928) and Barbara Alt (1857-1933)

Ancestors of Henry Gruesen      Ancestors of Barb Alt
1853 Gruesen letter

Remi Belleperche (1858-1939) and Louisa Albachten (1854-1946)

Bio of Belleperche      Ancestors of Remi Belleperche
Bio of Albachten         Ancestors of Louise Albachten

As a result, I am 1/4 English (all early 17th century settlers of New England), 1/4 Belgian, 3/8 German (1848-1881 immigrants), and 1/8 French Canadian (all early 17th century settlers of Canada). A DNA test came up with Europe west 61%, Great Britain 13%, Ireland 9%, Italy/Greece 6%, Scandinavia 3%, Iberian 3%, Europe east 2%, Finland/NW Russia 1%, which seems to be quite consistent with my research. I did always wonder about my Grandfather, 100% German, but he looked Italian and was named Anthony.