During the 1600′s, European colonies were founded in the New World. Among the earliest families to arrive in New England were the Daniels who settled in Dorchester and Milton, Massachusetts, and the Blisses who settled in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The first Winegar in our records was Ulrich who was born in Switzerland in 1668 and by the end of the century was living in southern Germany under extremely harsh conditions.
Our earliest record of the Stephensons was Henry who was married in 1691. The Stephensons lived in Lincolnshire on the east coast of England.