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-Reid, William W. & Emily E.

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

This is the tombstone of William W. Reid and Emily E., his wife. This gravestone is located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. William and Emily were my second great grandparents. William (2 February 1855-2 February 1905) was the son of Daniel and Elvira Reid, nee Headington. Emily E. Bryan (8 May 1856-24 …

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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 Buechner

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

This is the tombstone of Barbara Anna Buechner, nee Pflueger, my second and third great grandmother. She is buried in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio. She was the daughter of Johann Christian and Anna Barbara Pflueger, nee Seckel. Barbara married Johann Ludwig Schumm in Holmes County, Ohio, on 1 November 1840 …

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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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