The next few pages are a web adaptation of From Whence We Came prepared and privately published by Joyce (Tornow) Huntington in 2002 for the benefit of those who provided information.

The second part of Joyce’s book is information about the Kopiske family submitted by Sharon Vircks.  You can go to Part II by clicking here  or on Kopiske in the menu above. The Tornow-Kopiske link is the marriage of Wilhelm Tornow and Hermine Kopiske.

Every effort has been made to simulate flipping though the pages of the original book by clicking Next on each page and by using the drop-down menu as a table of contents to jump around in the book.

The historical information concerning our ancestors is presented in the next nineteen Tornow pages and the following eight Kopiske pages.

The detailed information about their descendants, our relatives, most of whom are living, is incorporated into the hundreds of pages of the Combined Tree. You will need to use the guest account to see any information there but the information on living persons is protected from public viewing.

If you are a descendant, please register and I’ll be happy to approve a privileged account for you to see all the detailed information. A link at the bottom of the Combined Tree login page will take you to the registration page.

This is only as accurate as the information received.

Special thanks to:  My daughter, Jill D. Zeinert and also to my niece, Cynthia Marten

— Joyce Huntington

Sources credited by Joyce