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The Leonardi Family

I know so little about this family. They were originally from French speaking Luxembourg. Family folklore has it that after the German invasion, the family fled to Paris on foot. There they hopped a ship to America and settled in Kansas. My great-grandfather changed his name to Conway during the Civil War. I don't know why. Perhaps he thought Conway sounded more American. He probably didn't realize at the time that it was Irish and they were considered little more than white-trash.

Leonardi descendancy outline:

Descendants of Lawrence Leonardi 1 Lawrence Leonardi 1822 - 1890 . +Katherine Kuhn 1818 - 1901 . 2 George Leonardi . 2 Katherine Leonardi ..... +Nesh . 2 Michael Leonardi 1859 - 1938 . 2 John Leonardi 1860 - 1912 . 2 Pierre Marcel Leonardi aka Peter M. Conway 1845 - 1903 ..... +Phoebe Miranda Wilkinson 1866 - 1923 ..... 3 Ada Eleanor Conway 1895 - 1966 ......... +Earl William Sturman 1890 - 1968 ..... 3 Ethel Carrie Conway 1888 - 1976 ......... +John Delbert Scott ..... 3 Edward E. Conway 1890 - 1892 ..... 3 Catherine Rachel Conway 1885 - 1952 ......... +John Walter Guyett . 2 Mary Leonardi

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