Lewis and Regenhardt Lines in Southeast Missouri

My paternal line - Lewis


  • Migrated from Virginia and were in the Moore County, North Carolina Census in 1800
  • In Buncombe County, North Carolina for the 1810 Census
  • In Cocke County, Tennessee for the 1820 Census
  • In Marion County, Tennessee for the 1830 and 1940 Census
  • In Iron County, Missouri for the 1850 Census and after
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My maternal line - Regenhardt


  • Migrated to Cape Girardeau, Missouri from Ahlshausen, Germany in 1849

The photo above is of Academic Hall under construction in 1905. My great-grandfather, Edward Regenhardt was the General Contractor. This is the main administration building on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
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My father, Freeman Lewis, in front of his Wimpy's Drive-In and Market in 1948.
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