Alan’s hobbies have all come together in this wonderful writing project. His love of history, travel, genealogy, and children’s literature make this the perfect amalgamation of his life’s work!

Alan’s family is a true representation of America and all that has made her great. His family line can be traced back generations, with multiple first generation immigrants. He has relatives currently in, or originally from, a large number of states, from Canada, England, Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Brazil, Spain, the Philippines, Thailand, and New Zealand!

Some of his relatives were among the original settlers in Plymouth. Among his distant relatives is Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States.

His ancestors have known great wealth and prestige, as well as terrible poverty and tragedy. Some were grand Dukes, Counts, and Yeomen of Old Europe, others lived in ashes and squaller in the New World.

His relatives have fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, both World Wars (on both sides!), the Korean War, Vietnam War, and also in Iraq.

Although the stories Alan writes are fictional, they also have a solid foundation with historical accuracy. The stories are written in honor of his family, and all those who came here for freedom, for better opportunities, and to contribute to this great nation we call the United States of America.

Personal History:

Alan deMeurers lives on a hops farm just north of Keizer, Oregon.  Alan recently retired from a long career as an elementary school teacher and principal.

Alan deMeurers with a copy of Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. SeussAlan is married to a first generation American immigrant, his wonderful wife Carmen.  Carmen was born in Santos, Brazil. She became a naturalized US citizen in 1995.

Alan has three children and four grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys reading, traveling, and conducting research for his literary projects.

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
  • Willamette Writers

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Alan I came across your website before but went back to it again. I am trying to straighten out my Weldon line. I grew up in Dorchester, N.B. and knew Eugene Weldon. He had two daughters and we went to the same high school. Your grandmother is Eugene’s sister? My 3x great grandmother is Margaret Weldon who married Robert Barry Chapman, Then it goes Julia C and Rufus Ward, Margaret Ward and Alpehus Read, Frank Wesley Read and Celestia Trenholm, Arthur Read and M. Catherine Carson, their dtr is me Sharon. PS My dad spelled his name Reid actually so I am Reid. Love geneaology!

    • Hi Sharon,

      Margaret Weldon (1804-1866) was my 4th great-aunt. Her father was Andrew Dale Weldon (1761-1843), my four times great-grandfather. I think that makes us 5th cousins.

      Edgar Eugene Burgess Weldon (1920-1999) was my Grandmother’s younger brother (my grandmother was born in 1912). I Eugene once when I was very young, but I don’t remember much at all. From my genealogy research, I think he had three sons, Richard, Stewart, and Larry, not two daughters. Eugene was his middle name. Perhaps there is another Eugene Weldon? Or perhaps my research is incorrect?

      My family line is through Andrew Dale Weldon and Elizabeth Killam to Thomas Weldon (Margaret Weldon’s older brother) and Judith Weldon Smith, to Gideon Smith Weldon and Margaret E. Fillmore, to Edgar Wilson Weldon and Eunice Irene Burgess (she went by Irene), to Hazel Adelia Weldon and Paul deMeurers, to Weldon Paul deMeurers and Patricia Louise King, to me. My sister is named Ann Dale, after Andrew Dale Weldon’s mother, who immigrated to Canada from England.

  2. Hi Alan,
    Millard was my great-grandmothers great grandfather and so on. Just came across your blog and looking forward to exploring it more.

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