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Monday, April 20, 2015

My 5th Great Grand-Aunt

Nancy Terick was born on 6 Dec 1802 in Harrison, Charles, VA. She died 19 April 1889 in Harrison County, WV (not sure of accuracy of the county she  died.

Her parents were Henry J Tetrick & Catherine Davis 

She married Richard Perry Parrish Jr. They had 14 Children!!!

Emmett Ernest Rider my 2nd Cousin 1x Removed

Emmett Ernest Rider was born on 22 Aug 1931 in Sioux City, IA. He died of a heart attack on 19 Apr 1973 in El Paso, TX.

He was a sergeant Major in the United States Army. He joined when he was 18 years old. He his buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. He was Methodist like me.

He was married to Mary Louise Norby

My 4th Great-Grand Uncle Reuben Emick

Reuben Emick was born abt 1805 in Pendleton, WV, died 19 Apr 1899 in Junction City, KS he married 1825 in Pendleton, WV to Anna Benneman.Daughter of Melchior Brenneman and Elizabeth Burkholder of Edom, Rockingham Co. Va. Her father was the deacon of the Mennonite Church in Edom.
 his parents were Henry Amick & Elizabeth Barbara Niemand.

Birth: 1812 Dahmer Pendleton County West Virginia, USA Death: Apr. 19, 1899 Atchison Atchison County Kansas, USA. He was the sixth child of Henry Amick and Barbara Niemand. He was born about 1812 in Dahmer, Pendleton Co. Va (now WV.) He married Anna Brenneman in 1832 in Rockingham Co. Va. Eight children were born to this union. They moved to Pleasant, Fairfield, OH by 1842 and then to Junction City, Geary KS in 1866 where he built a hardware store. After Anna's death in 1882 he married Almira H. unknown. Four children were born to this union. By the time of the 1860 census in Fairfield, OH he had changed the spelling of his name from Amick to Emick.

Burial: Highland Cemetery Junction City Geary County Kansas, KS.

Here are some of the known chidren:

  Lydia Elisabeth Emick Jeffries (1835 - 1931)
  Uriah H. Emick (1840 - 1935)
  Sarah Frances Emick Wright (1843 - 1944)
  Mary Catherine Emick Trovinger (1851 - 1932)
  John Amick (1844-1864)  Hannah Amick
  Martha Amick
  Alma Amick
  Micah AmickThe last four may have been from his second marriage.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Frances Barbara Gabriel Peters Arranged Marriage

Frances Barbara Gabriel She was born on 31 Dec 1854 in  Oswego County, New York to Augustus Charles Gabriel & Ana Magdelena Hoelhoger. She died 18 April 1945 in Cherokee County, IA.

Her parents arranged this marriage because they felt he was older and would be a good provider. He was also from Germany. After they married they went by wagon to Cherokee County, Iowa. She knew nothing about sex or having babies and he had to tell her.



Frances as a little girl

Frances as a little girl

Frances baby pic

Frances and her daughter Eva

Her father built her a china hutch and brought it by wagon from Clinton to Cherokee County, Ia. Karen Magnussen has that hutch today (2012) with the original glass still in it.

Her obituary read:

Mrs. Frances B Peters, 90, died at her home Wednesday evening after a brief illness. She had lived in Cherokee county since 1878. She is survived by three sons: Orlin B Peters of Aurelia, George Peters of Madison, Wisconsin, and Ray Peters of Cloverdale, California. five daughters: Mrs. F.A. Abshire, Dyersville, California, Eva Peters at home, Mrs. Walter Simmons of Cherokee, Mrs. Irene Kubbernus and Mrs. Lee Schelford of Cloverdale, California, twenty grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Boothby Funeral Home with Rev A.G. Peterson, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Good Hope cemetery.

Frances' grave site the day she buried

Frances' father Augustus Charles Gabriel

                                  She married John on 16 Mar 1871 in Clinton County IA

1) Cora Estella Peters was their first child who was born 16 Dec 1871 & died 16 Feb 1872 only 2 months old.

2) John Henry Peters b.1872 d. 1872

3) Orlin Bradly Peters wife Irma M Straw & dau Frances

4) Mae Anna Peters

5) Henry Albert Peters b. 27 Apr 1879, d. 12 Feb 1879 no photo

6) Eva Elizabeth Peters
7) George Fremont Peters b. 18 Jun 1884,, d. 30 Jun 1950 no photo

8) Jessie Frances Peters

9) Nellie Irene Peters (Kubberness)

10) Ray Augustus Peters

11) Elsie Kathryn Peters

Surname Saturday: Louis Gustav Imoff

Louis Gustav Imoff was born 6 Oct 1877 in Versailles, Morgan, MO. Died 18 April 1956 in Tipton, Moniteau, MO. He married 29 Apr 1902 in Tipton, Mo to Rose Lena Becker.

Louis Gustav Imoff , Rose Lena Becker and children

Their Children:
1) Emma Margaret born 2 Jan 1903 Tipton, Mo died 2 Jan 1993 in Tipton, MO Married 1 Dec 1928 to Claud R Howard.
2) Louise Mary born 14 Aug 1904, Married Henry Charles Brandt Jr.
3) Howard born 1905
4) Oscar Joseph born 12 Jul 1907 in Tipton, MO, died 9 Nov 1977 in Tipton, Mo buried in St Andrew's Cemetery
5) Clarine B born 20 Feb 1910 died 5 May 1915, buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Tipton, MO
6) Frederick Henry born 4 Jan 1914 in Tipton, MO died Feb 1987 in Tipton, MO buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Married 9 Aug 1948 in Tipton, MO to Enda Juanita Ramsey.
7) William Louis born 28 Jul 1917 in Tipton, Mo died 30 Nov 1927 Boonvilee, Cooper, MO. Buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery in Tipton, Mo.

Clarine B Imoff

Oscar Joseph Imoff

Honoring A Lady

Dorothy Couch-Robertson

My beloved Grandmother Dorothy Couch-Robertson died on this day in 2001. I remember my Mom calling me to tell me the sad news. I felt an overwhelming sense of grief and gratitude. I am proud and honored that I was her granddaughter. One of many yes. We all have our special memories of time spent with her and experiences 

She was a widow for 39 years, I could not imagine how lonely that could be at times.

She worked at JcPenny's in Sioux Falls, SD, she was also the President of the World War I Widows in Stockton, CA. She was very involved in her church (Baptist).

It was always about family. She gave birth to 6 children (The Brady Bunch) 3 girls and 3 boys. She had 20 some grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great grandchildren. She lived to be 98 years old.

I celebrate today with loving memories of playing dress up with her clothes and playing with her many perfumes and make-up. I celebrate her love of life and living it as full as one can. I celebrate with her belief of God and the importance of prayer. 

If I was honored to sit with you one last time, I would hold your hand, kiss your cheek and tell you how much you mean to me. I would ask lots more questions and have you meet Christopher. He has a kind heart, I taught him that, the way you and Momma taught me. I would love that, as would too.

I will see you again Grandma when my time is due and we will have an infinity to catch up and share.

I love you Grandma!!!!!! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Delpia Caroline Vanderpool (A Mother's Loss)

Delphia Caroline Vanderpool was born 16 Dec (on My Birthday) 1852 in Mercer Co., MO, She died 17 Apr 1929 in Indian valley, Adam, ID

What was life like for this Lady???? I would say it was tough. She lost 2 children. Very sad. 

Delphia Caroline Vanderpool-Fears

 Delphia Caroline Vanderpool-Fears

She married 15 Jan 1878 in Gurdy Co., MO, to William Henry fears and they had 4 children.

Delphia Caroline Vanderpool & William Henry Fears Marriage record

Delphia Caroline Vanderpool & William Henry Fears

William Henry Fears

Their Children:
1) Ethel Herbert born 15 Oct 1880 in Trenton, MO, he married Jeanetta Agnes Daw. 
Both Jeanetta (His wife) and Ethel went to Valparaiso University 
Valparaiso, Indiana,  Located at the intersection of E Morthland Dr (US Hwy 30) at Sturdy Rd. 15 minutes away from Indian Dunes State Park. Ethel got his Pharmacy degree and Jeanetta got her Teaching degree. Before marriage in 1908. He died 17 July 1952 in Oroville, WA.

Ethel Herbert Fears & Jeanetta Agnes Daw Marriage Record

Ethel & Jeanetta's wedding picture

Ethel Herbert Fears Graduation Picture From Valparaiso University

Ethel Herbert Fears

2) Blanche born 7 July 1884 in Gurdy Co., Mo, died 9 Aug 1884 in Gurdy Co., Mo.

3) Baby birth & death unknown

4) Birtie born & died 28 Aug 1882 in Gurdy, Mo.

A Lady Who Died Too Young Flora Ellen Linn

Flora Ellen Linn ws born in 1862 and died on 17 Apr 1895 in Iowa. She was 33 years old.

Her parents were William Lawrence Linn & Raphael Ann Robertson.

Her Father William lost his wife early she was 36 years old and he was left to raise 6 children alone,and another child Anna Laura Linn only livd to be 27 years old.  He lived to be 76 years old. How sad for him to have so many losses in a lifetime.

A Story About A Butcher Who Had A Dream (Diefenbach)

Once upon a time a man had a dream to come to America. He was born 3 Oct 1864 in Damstadt, Hessen, Germany. His parent's named him Valentine Augustus Diefenbach.  he arrived in America in 1890 on the ship SS Havel. landing in New York City. He was 28 years old. He was a butcher by trade and was heading to St. Louis, MO. The fear and excitement he must of felt while walking off that ship that day.

Valentine and wife infront of their butcher shop St. Louis MO
Valentine August Diefenbach 

He married Marie Dupree and they had 4 children.

In 1914 he lived at 449 Wilmington Rd in St. Louis, MO.

He passed on into the light on 17 April 1946 in St. Louis, MO