Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 13

Hannah Smoked a Pipe

Great-great-great-grandmother, Hannah (Huey) Bryan

Last summer I visited a distant relative in Jay County, Indiana. We both descend from John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan. John and Hannah were my great-great-great-grandparents. I descend from their daughter Emily and he descends from their daughter Alta Jane. My distant cousin had some Bryan family heirlooms and photos to show me. In return …

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Jan 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Rev. John G. Burger

Rev. John G. Burger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Rev. John G. Burger, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed, Rev. John G. Burger, 1815-1847, First Resident Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church. Johann Georg Burger was born 4 July 1816 in Nördlingen, Bavaria. He passed away 26 March 1847 in …

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Jan 06

2012 Genealogy Goals

2012 Goal: Keep office organized and neat.

It is here–another New Year and the time to make those dreaded resolutions. After all these years I am not going to stress out about making New Year’s Resolutions that I probably won’t keep anyway. I basically have the same resolution each year: to lose weight. Some years I succeed while the opposite happens other …

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Jan 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Catharina Heinz

Catharina Heinz, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Catharina Heinz, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The gravemarker is inscribed: Catharina, Ehefrau von [wife of] of Christ. Heinz, geb den [born the] 25 June 1828, Gest den [died the] 18 May 1888, Alter [age] 59y, 10m, 23t [days]. I featured the tombstone …

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