Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sad News to Report....Marie Krausman Glawe

I received an email this evening....

Marie Dorothy (nee Krausman) Glawe, born September 10, 1925 died today March 31, 2012 at 7:15pm EST at the age of 86.  She died peacefully after a long struggle with her health.  The funeral is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester, Virginia.
I will write something further later.

Please keep David, his father, the rest of the family in your prayers....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr"

If you can get past his politics (which isn't evident in his PBS work), you may enjoy his new series on PBS.  It appears to be much like his "Faces of America" and NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are".    The cynic may think that the researchers searched a lot celebrities before asking them to take part, only selecting the ones with interesting stories.  I would rather believe what I have always said, everyone has a story worth telling

The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).
In each hour-long episode, he takes viewers along for the journey with one celebrity pair bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises of their family trees and shares life-altering discoveries

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lara Ruth Stokes Brueggeman, Anniversary of her Death

She was the wife of Rudolph Brueggemann.  She lived a LONG life:

Birth: May 4, 1899
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2001
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Laura Ruth Brueggemann (nee Stokes) died at the Lutheran Home in Westlake on Saturday March 10 at the age of 101. Daughter of Thomas Edwin and Anna May (nee Clifford) Stokes. Wife of Rudolph Brueggemann, they made their home in Lakewood, Bay Village and Rocky River. Mother of Clifford, Eugene, Thomas, and David. She is survived by Reverend Eugene and Lorraine Brueggemann of Ft. Collins, Colorado; David and Lillian Brueggemann of Bay Village, Ohio; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Sister of Elizabeth Ayers, Edna Glesher, and Thomas. She was a bookkeeper and homemaker, and loved to travel and tend her garden.

Buried at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Section 4, 4 grave 2