Welsh Coastline, Porthcawl

    John Deere, business man with a connection to Wales (Glamorgan)

    John Deere

    Developed the worlds first steel plough in the mid-west founder of the John Deere empire.
    Connection: Son of William Reynold Deere from the Vale of Glamorgan.

    comment by:mallytom
    My great -great grandfather was John Deere who married Mary Deere maiden name Deere, all of the vale.

    comment by:Pamaxpepsi
    Mary deer is my 3xgreat grand aunt. Although I am of llantwit major descent, there are family connections to all the deeres in the vale of glamorgan. Would love to know if anyone has identified william reynold deere's father

    comment by:CarolTurner888
    Illtyd Deere is my grandfather from Glamorgan. He is my mother's father. My maternal grandmother is a Ponting of Blaengarw (Bridgend). I would like to learn more about my relatives. My mother, Jean (formerly of the Royal Air Force) and sister moved to the United States of America in 1945 aboard the Queen Mary when my sister Susan was only a few months old. I was born in 1948 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and now live in Costa Mesa, California.