The Pinter Family of Bureau County, Illinois
 Table of Contents The Pinters of Bureau County, Illinois The Filippinis of Bureau County, Illinois Link to a Croisant Web Site The Flagges of Milwaukee, Wisconsin a collection of Allied Families


The Rachals of White Point, Texas
Atkins/Stewart/Smith Forehand/Willis Forehand/Willis Addendum
Welcome to my genealogy web page. I hope you will find the information provided here to be informative. If you are a family member, the information provides a glimpse into your past. If you are not, then you still may find the information useful as you begin your own quest to know about your ancestors. Below is a brief overview to get you started:


 In 1810, Heinrich Pünter was born in the village of Stäfa , Switzerland. He moved to Germany at a young age, then met and married Elizabeth Hohenbrunner of Bavaria. They eventually left Germany, in about 1848, and found their way to Bureau County, Illinois, and started a family. Heinrich and Elizabeth are my great-great-grandparents on my Dad's side. In 1819, Wilhelm Croisant was born in Edenkoben, Köenigreich, Germany. He eventually found his way to Bureau County, Illinois, where he married and started a family. His daughter is my great-grandmother on my Dad's side. In 1874, Abramo Filippini was born in the village of Stabiazzoni, Italy. In 1886, Annina Cecchini was born in the village of Case Pieli, Italy, both villages in Tuscany. Abramo and Annina married and immigrated to the United States in 1908 and settled in Bureau County, Illinois. Abramo and Annina are my grandparents on my Mom's side. It is from the above families that I am descended. In addition, 1969, I married into the Flagge family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1989, I married into the Rachal family of South Texas. In 2002, I became interested in learning more about all these families, so I began a research project that has now lasted 14 years and counting. The result is the documentation found in the table of contents on this page. These documents are in the form of PDF files and picture albums. To view these writings and albums, just double click the links. Your computer will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to view some of these documents. This is a free app that can be installed at Should you want to provide feedback to me about this material, and I encourage it, please send it to me at: Thanks. Ken Pinter Self-appointed family genealogist