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by Deborah Shelton Wood for Fred Behr, in honor of his family.

Eva Moring was born 1862 in New York City. She married Dr. Arno Behr, a world renown chemist who came from Prussia to NYC. They made their home in Pasadena, California.


Eva's father, Augustine, came to NYC from North Carolina. He became a police officer and married Mary Braynard. The Braynard had moved to NYC from Massachusetts after the matriarch of the family died.


Widower, Mr. Selden Braynard, and family were in NYC by 1860. There his daughter, Mary, her husband, Augustine Moring and her other siblings lived together. Please visit the family tree to learn more.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1
1. Eva MORING was born Nov 1862 in NY. She was the daughter of 2. Augustine MORING and 3. Mary Jane BRAYNARD. She married Arno BEHR. He was born Aug 1846 in Prussia, GER.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

2. Augustine MORING was born ABT 1832 in NC.


3. Mary Jane BRAYNARD was born 1839 in MA. She was the daughter of 6. Selden BRAYNARD and 7. Hannah LANE.


Children of Mary Jane BRAYNARD and Augustine MORING are:

i. Harriet MORING was born 1858 in New York, NY.

ii. Alexander MORING was born 1860 in New York, NY.

1. iii. Eva MORING was born Nov 1862 in NY. She married Arno BEHR. He was born Aug 1846 in Prussia, GER.

iv. Nettie MORING was born 1868 in New York, NY.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3


6. Selden BRAYNARD was born ABT 1789 in New Hampshire, and died 27 Dec 1862 in New York, NY.


7. Hannah LANE was born 18 Apr 1796, and died BEF 1860. She was the daughter of 14. Levi LANE and 15. Susanna NEWMAN.


Children of Hannah LANE and Selden BRAYNARD are:

i. Thomas BRAYNARD.
ii. August BRAYNARD was born 1832 in MA.
iii. Harriet BRAYNARD was born 1834 in MA.
iv. Susan BRAYNARD.
3. v. Mary Jane BRAYNARD was born 1839 in MA. She married Augustine MORING. He was born ABT 1832 in NC.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4


14. Levi LANE was born 3 Nov 1754 in Annisquam, Essex Co MA, and died 21 Jun 1806 in Boston, Suffolk Co MA. He was buried in Copps Hill Burial Ground,Boston, MA. He was the son of 28. Josiah LANE and 29. Abigail NORWOOD.

15. Susanna NEWMAN.

Child of Susanna NEWMAN and Levi LANE is:

7. i. Hannah LANE was born 18 Apr 1796, and died BEF 1860. She married Selden BRAYNARD. He was born ABT 1789 in New Hampshire, and died 27 Dec 1862 in New York, NY.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 5

28. Josiah LANE was born 29 Mar 1721 in Gloucester, MA, and died 1766. He was the son of 56. James LANE and 57. Judith.
29. Abigail NORWOOD was born 28 Nov 1723, and died 9 Nov 1774 in ME. She was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, N. Yarmouth, ME. She was the daughter of 58. Joshua NORWOOD and 59. Elizabeth ANDREWS.

Child of Abigail NORWOOD and Josiah LANE is:

14. i. Levi LANE was born 3 Nov 1754 in Annisquam, Essex Co MA, and died 21 Jun 1806 in Boston, Suffolk Co MA. He married Susanna NEWMAN 1795 in Boston, MA.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 6

56. James LANE was born 1682 in Casco Bay, ME, and died 20 Apr 1751 in Gloucester, MA. He was the son of 112. John LANE and 113. Dorcas WALLIS.

57. Judith.

Child of Judith and James LANE is:

28. i. Josiah LANE was born 29 Mar 1721 in Gloucester, MA, and died 1766. He married Abigail NORWOOD 20 Mar 1742 in Gloucester, MA, daughter of Joshua NORWOOD and Elizabeth ANDREWS. She was born 28 Nov 1723, and died 9 Nov 1774 in ME.

58. Joshua NORWOOD was born 27 Feb 1681/1682 in Essex Co MA. He was the son of 116. Francis NORWOOD and 117. Elisabeth COLDHAM.


59. Elizabeth ANDREWS was born ABT 1690 in Ipswich, Essex Co MA. She was the daughter of 118. William ANDREWS and 119. Margaret WOODWARD.

Child of Elizabeth ANDREWS and Joshua NORWOOD is:

29. i. Abigail NORWOOD was born 28 Nov 1723, and died 9 Nov 1774 in ME. She married Josiah LANE 20 Mar 1742 in Gloucester, MA, son of James LANE and Judith. He was born 29 Mar 1721 in Gloucester, MA, and died 1766.

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Sources: US Federal Census. Descendants of Arno Behr.