Sunday, November 25, 2012




 Correction:  Mother's name was Christiann.  Son of Geneva was Joe, not James.

Additional information:  She was preceded in death by her Husband John, Son Pearl, and Daughters Ruth Pence and Emma Blaker

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday's Tip

This is so simple it seems silly but, go back and re read all sources such as obits, wills, family papers.  A name or location that escaped you the first time might be an important link.  If it has been some time since the first reading, you may have new information that will be confirmed by the second reading.  So simple, so productive some times.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mom and Dad and elections

For many reasons I have been away from my blog.  It's time to get back to it and what better than a short story about elections.  Don't panic, this is not about politics.  

My mother was born before women were allowed to vote. By the time she was old enough, women had the privilege.  Mom was always a republican until she voted for John Kennedy. When I was learning the presidents in school she would always say Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt (not as a complement) when we came to FDR.

  Dad was born in 1912, the youngest of a family of nine.  Life was not easy.  He always aligned with the Democrats. He was a hard worker and never took a hand out from anyone but he was ever ready to help others.

Mom and dad never seriously argued over politics.  When they went to vote they would joke that one would go in and vote and the other would go in and cancel the previous  vote.

More than once women would say to mom, "you mean he doesn't tell you how to vote."  I guess they really didn't know either of my parents very well.  Dad would never have presumed he had the right to tell mom how to vote.  Mom would never have tolerated him doing so.  

Mom comes from a long line of independent, tough women.  She listens to all the news programs and keeps up with current affairs.  At almost 96 years old, she just exercised her right to vote, Obama 2012.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Clem and Martha PINE MICHEL

Clement A. MICHAEL 1865-1956 
 Martha A. PINE MICHAEL 1868-1943

This is the house and shop as they look today.  Located in Ceylon, Wabash twp., Adams County, Indiana.  The family moved to Brown County, Indiana about 1913.  I don't know much about the property after they left Ceylon.  My grandmother and my mom both spoke of this being their home and shop.
 This is Clem and Martha's home
This is the blacksmith shop Clem operated 


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Marion Cline

Marion Franklin CLINE and Tabitha Dee TEETER 
were married 
Thanksgiving day November 21, 1940  
We celebrated their 50th early in Nov. as my first grandchild was due any minute.

The bottom photo is their graduation, wedding, and anniversary pictures.
The suit and dress are the clothes they wore to get married.

Lydia Alice Teeter

Born ind Adams County, Indiana
 Daughter of William G. GLANCY and Taphinis P. TINDALL
Wife of Rev. Issac Newton TEETER
 Died in Oil Hill (now part of El Dorado) Butler County, Kansas.
Belle  Vista Cemetery
 Find a grave # 18730125

Obit: Caroline Stahl and Henry Miller

and her father
 Henry A. MILLER
Note birth date of baby 7/13/1897  Mother died 10/20/1896
Find a grave #s 20963890 & 21010137

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Obituary Emma PINE MOSSER

Emma MOSSER was the daughter of Hiram and Mary Ellen ECKROTE PINE
Find a grave # 59185769

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mr. James V. Philips 1890-1963

Mr. Philips was an older man who came to the area.  He lived in a small trailer on a neighbors property and did carpentry work.  He was very private about his past and no one knows where he came from.  I would love to know more about him but this is all I have to go on.