Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 29

A Snapshot of the Past-Five Generations of My Family

Front: William Reid, Gertrude (Brewster) Miller, Mary Ann (Cotterell) Headington. Back: Pearl (Reid) Brewster, Elvira (Headington) Reid. c1898

This five generation photo is one of my favorites. William Reid, featured in my latest Tombstone Tuesday blog, is the man seated in the photo and is my second great grandfather. The little girl in the photo is my grandmother, Gertrude Miller, nee Brewster. Her mother, Pearl Brewster, nee Reid, is standing on the left. …

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Apr 26

Tombstone Tuesday–William W. & Emily E. (Bryan) Reid

William W. Reid & Emily E. nee Bryan, Green Park Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of William W. and Emily E. (Bryan) Reid, located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. William and Emily were my second great grandparents. The marker is inscribed: REID William W. Reid 1855-1906 Emily E. His Wife 1856-1940 William (2 February 1855-2 February 1905) was the son of Daniel and …

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Apr 22

I’m My Own Grandpa

Unknown tintype; a Schinnerer?

“I’m My Own Grandpa” is the title of an old song that my parents used to have on a 78 Rpm record. The song was written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe back in the 1940s.  It was from the same era as another silly song, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the …

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Apr 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Barbara Anna (Pflueger) Schumm Buechner

Barbara Anna Schumm Buechner, nee Pflueger (1822-1908), Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Barbara Anna Buechner, nee Pflueger, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio.The marker is inscribed: Barbara A. 28 Dec. 1822 13 Nov. 1908 Alter 85 J, 10 M, 15 T BUECHNER Barbara Anna was the seventh of twelve children born to Johann Christian and …

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Apr 15

Our Century Families of Ohio

Karen, Joe, Jeff, Sunda Peters, OGS President at 2010 Century Families Inductions

A couple of weeks ago we were in Columbus for the 50th Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. Thursday evening Joe, Jeff and I attended the Century Families of Ohio banquet and afterward the three of us were inducted into the new lineage society. Century Families of Ohio (CFO) is the newest OGS lineage society and we …

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