Friday, October 28, 2011


Genealogy begins as an interest,
Becomes a hobby;
Continues as an avocation,
Takes over as an obsession,
And in its last stages,
Is an incurable disease.

--Author Unknown

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kings Creek Baptist Church

First founded June 29, 1805.  The present building was built in 1849.  The church is the oldest Baptist church in the Western Baptist Association of Ohio and the oldest house of worship in the county.  The cemetery is one of the oldest in Champaign County, it opend in December 1819 and veterans of every American conflict from the American Revolution to the Vietman War are interred here.  Four generations of the CLINE AND ROMINE families are buried here.  Church records show a John KLINE joined the church in 1898.  This may well have been my grandpa CLINE. My Grandma "Annie CLINE was baptized by Pastor W. T. Bailey, on October, 28, 1906."  The church played a role in my ancestors from baptisms to funerals.  When my dad passed away we ask memorials go to this church.  The money was used for floral arrangements at the dedication of the Historical marker in 2005.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One of my earilest cemetery memories

            The second picture lies perpendicular to the top                                           stone.  It reads "My Loved Ford"

  This is in the Kingscreek Baptist Cemetery in Champaign County, Ohio.  I have been visiting family graves in this cemetery most of my life.  This monument is not a member of my family but my dad always told us there was a car buried there.  Being trusting children we believed him and to this day we still stop by this grave and discuss "was there really a car buried there."  Daddy, we miss you and your sense of humor!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Hunters by Henry DECKER

Have Not all Smooth Sailing But Will Stay the Limit
                                                                          Nov. 20th, 1905
Editor Herald, Dear sir--I will
now fill my promise.  to you in
regard ti writing you a letter
while up here hunting.  I arrived here on the 10th,
and found the boys all here but not in very good
shape.  Joe Brown was laying in camp
idle from the effect of step-
ing on a nail, but is alright now,
Willis Glendening had the tooth-
ache, Jesse Barber was home sick
and went home soon after I landed
here.  Albert Runyon looked tired
and I think he was tired.  It
seems that Vernon Pontius was
the only man that was able to
meet me at the train.
    Hunting here is a pretty hard
problem this year, there is not
much snow, and what little there
is is frozen and it makes it very
noisy so the deer can hear one walk
for a half a mile therefore they are
hard to get a shot at.  We have
killed four deer so far and some
pheasants and rabbits for camp use.
Albert Runyon says he is a pretty-
good hunter, but says those deer
are to slick for him.  He says they
won't stay long enougn for him to
shoot at them.  There us lots of
timber here such as  beech, Sugar,
Hemlock, cedar and pine, but the
land is not worth two rabbits per
acre, according to my estimation,
They are chopping lots of four foot
wood here now.  Theree is a com-
pany from Marquette, that have
two hundred and fifty thousand
cords of wood cut and corded up.
There is wood nearly as far as one
can see.
    If there are no accidents we will
stay the limit which is the 30th of 
the monthm All are Well. Respectfully

I have transcribed this as written.
I an mot sure where they were hunting.
The mention of Marquette makes one 
think it was Michigan,but I have seen
documentation that said they were in the 
Dakota territory about that date.

Friday, October 21, 2011

CLINE surname

For my first Surname Saturday I will start with the one closest to me.CLINE. My Cline line goes back to my g g grandfather and comes to a dead stop.  He was born @ 1820, in Virginia or Ohio.  He married Martha KING, August 21, 1845 in Logan County Ohio.  According to the 1840 federal census there were 170 CLINE families in the state of Ohio and 3 of them were in Logan County.  None of these can be linked to my James.  In 1850 there were 1,299 Clines in Ohio, 50 of them in Logan County.  5 of those were my family. While I have located several descendents and know there are many more I haven't found, James is still my brick wall.

Grandma and her wagon

Not exactly a genealogy funny but I love it.  This is my grandmother.  She was born in 1900.  She was raised to be a proper young lady, dressed nicely and with the idea of "cleanliness is next to Godliness".  Not sure what happened here.  Wish I had ask her for details.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Joseph Bucher Home

Home of Joseph and Harriet ECKROTE BUCHER.  Then and Now. Wabash twp., Adams co., Indiana

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cline--Hart wedding


According to her obituary, Elizabeth Seig was born May 15, 1818 in Hamburg Germany She married Henry Shingledecker in 1844 and along with one or two children, came to the United States in 1847. She and Henry had at least two more children before Henry died.  In 1856 she married Henry Miller and they had four children, three of whom survived to adulthood. Henry Miller died in 1897.  Elizabeth died September 24, 1906.  88Y 4M 9D.  She was a life long member of the Lutheran Church.  She is buried in the Hartford Cemetery, Hartford twp., Adams co., Indiana.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Flames Damage J. Teeter Home

Fire which started between the walls, beside the chimney in the John Teetere home, a miles west of Geneva, threatened for a time to destroy the building., but was finally brought under control by a bucket brigade furnished with water from a pump near the kitchen door, and with a couple of small hand chemical extinguishers taken from the Geneva fire truck.
     The fire was practically extinguished when the six township fire truck arrived from Berne and the Berne fire department took over.
    The fire was discovered at about 11 a. m. today by Mr. Teeter who seeing that he and his wife would be unable to cope with it alone drove into Geneva and spread the alarm.  The call was sent in to Berne and a number of members of the Geneva fire department drove out with the chemical cans.  The length of time required by the truck to get to the scene was explained by Fire Chief Leonard Baumgartner as being due to his having been told the fire was at the John Kraner home in Ceylon by mistake.
     A metal roof and rock wool insulation in the attic prevented the fire from breaking through the roof. The damage to the side of the building and to plastering and paper is considerable, but is covered by insurance.

Transcribed as written.  No name or date on clipping but believed to be from the Geneva Hearld. About  January 18, 1940

Friday, October 14, 2011

What I hope to accomplish with this blog.

I plan to use this site to share my research and family photos as well as keep in touch with friends and family.  I also hope to connect with others researching the same surnames as I am.