Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sad News to Report

We heard today that dear Riley Family friend, Theda Hill, passed away on February 6th.  She had been ill for sometime.  She was born in 1918 in Montgomery County Ohio.

She was a great help to me in providing pictures that Sue Riley had.  I was able to talk to her several times about Lizzie Riley.  She helped to care for Lizzie in her old age while Sue worked.  It was nice to be able to talk to someone who knew my great grandmother.

Theda Hill and Sue Riley

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy 21st Birthday Mandy

My niece, Mandy, turns 21 today.  All grown up...happy birthday Mandy, Love Aunt Lynne
Nori, Mandy and Ray

Anniversary of Ernst A Brueggeman Jr. and Dora Loose

On this day in 1918, Ernst August Brueggemann Jr (Gus) married Dora Loose in Akron Ohio.  Here is the Marriage Record from Summit County.  I have no idea why it has the big paper covering most of the information.
Remember, you can click on it to make it bigger.
Here is a picture taken close to the time of their marriage.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

John Hueseman: Great-Grandson of Anna Louise Brueggemann

Today is also John's Birthday.  He seems to be the "Keeper" of the Family History of his branch of the Brueggemann family.  Anna was the daughter of Clamor.  

Emma Lizette Brueggemann Bischoff

Today is the birthday of Emma, second daughter of Ernst August and Emma Brueggeman.
She was born in 1891 

Here is a picture of Emma and Walter.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Google Search Terms led me to this...

I can check the search terms that lead people to my site.  This week someone visited the site after googling "Tabatha Schneider-Glawe".  She is the daughter of Rev. David Glawe, grand daughter of Marie Krausman.  This is one of the places that also came up, Cross River Wilderness Centre,  located in the wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in between Kootenay National Park, Assiniboine Provincial Park, Height of the Rockies Provincial Park, and Banff National Park.  What a life!!!

Tabatha Schneider-Glawe Certified Rafting Guide

Tabatha is a charming and free-spirited person who is very passionate about the water, the wilderness, and guiding. She is the trip leader for all our whitewater rafting excursions on the 
Kootenay River, with a lot of training and interesting credentials. She is a certified whitewater rafting guide, a swift-water rescue level 3 technician, and a certified PADI diving instructor. She has successfully led countless groups on not only safe Rocky Mountain whitewater rafting trips over the past 10 years, but also shark-feeding tours in Honduras; swimming with wild dolphin tours in New Zealand; and snorkelling with Humpback Whale tours in Tonga. She has also acted as assistant dive researcher for various renowned marine biologists at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island. Tabatha is a very caring and discerning person who enjoys coupling her guiding and water work with strong feelings about ecological conservation efforts, inter-cultural and community development, and environmental sustainability. She is also a tremendous artist in her own right, as a more-than-capable classical pianist. She has studied under the internationally recognized concert pianist, Robin Harrison, who after years of coaxing, finally convinced Tabatha in August 2007 to purchase a concert keyboard so we could have a piano out at the Wilderness Centre. Robin graciously performed our first CrossRiver concert in the Rockies out here, and Tabatha intends to keep the fire burning.

Monday, February 6, 2012

More on EA Brueggemann's book

Many of the copies that we have come across are copies that libraries have removed from their collection.
Interestingly enough, the following libraries still have the book in their card catalog:  
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbia SC
Wittenberg University, Springfield OH
Trininty Lutheran Seminary, Columbus OH
Capital University, Columbus OH
Ohio State University, Columbus OH
Ohio Historical Society, Columbus OH
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
St Louis Public Library, St Louis MO
Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne IN
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg PA
JKM Library, Chicago, IL
Concordia University, Ann Arbor MI
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
University of Windsor, Windsor ON
Concordia University, River Forest IL
United Library, Evanston, IL
Carrolton Public Library, Carrolton MO
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque IA
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Luther Theological Seminary, St Paul MN
Bethel Seminary Library, St Paul MN

Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge MA
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton MA
Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton AB
Concordia University, Irving CA
University of Nevada Reno, Reno NV
Concordia University, Portland OR
Can you believe how many copies are still in Libraries?  I wonder why Carrolton Public Library has one.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trip to Ohio

I just returned from a visit to Granville, OH.  Mom, Judy and I were visiting Judy Ingram (Mom's sister).  It was a great visit and I was able to scan documents and photos from my Mother's family.  There were the normal things you'd expect but there were a couple of unusual items.  It made me think that future generations would find some things we don't normally think of keeping.
I wonder why my Grandfather kept the hospital bill from 1948 when his father was hospitalized before his death.  I thought it was interesting to see the costs.  His room cost $11 a day.  I wonder if future generations would think our hospital bills of today would be interesting.

Think about what would be interesting to save:  Hospital Bills from the birth of a child?  The settlement statement when a home is purchased?  A copy of your resume?   I think every day items are interesting.  Mark recently received his Social Security Earnings statement.  It was fun to see how much money at his first job when he was 15 years old.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Third Season "Who Do You Think You Are?"

On Friday, the Third Season of "Who Do You Think You Are?" premiers.  If you like this blog, I'd recommend you watch.  It is a great show.  First up is Martin Sheen.  Martin was born on August 3, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio to a Spanish father and an Irish mother.

Here is a summary from NBC's website.
NBC's acclaimed alternative series "Who Do You Think You Are?" follows some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees. From Ireland's freedom fighters to the American Revolutionary War, and from the African nation of Cameroon to Bulgaria, this season will reveal the fabric of humanity through everyone's place in history.
The celebrities featured in the third season are Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Helen Hunt, Reba McEntire, Jerome Bettis, Rita Wilson, Edie Falco, Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones, Jason Sudeikis and Paula Deen.
During each episode, one of the celebrities is taken on a surprising and deeply emotional quest into his or her family history, resulting in a compelling reality format. Each week, viewers follow some of America's best-known celebrities into their ancestral pasts, as they uncover stories of heroism and tragedy, love and betrayal, secrets and intrigue that lie at the heart of their family history.
At the same time, "Who Do You Think You Are?" celebrates the twists and turns of a great nation and the people who made their way here in search of freedom and opportunity. As each celebrity discovers his or her unknown relatives - most of whom overcame hard times, the show will take viewers back through world history to expose how the lives of everyone's collective ancestors have shaped our world today.