Okay family how many of you can answer what was happening in any line of our families of the past, 150 years ago. That would have been1866 if I can subtract.
I am wondering if you can tell us what your ancestors were doing 100 years ago? That would be 1910. Yes 1910.
We so want our children to grow up and be strong and stable and have common sense and know the right from the wrong. If you want that for your children you have to give them something to base it on.
Learning their Grandfather or Great Grandfather fought for our Country to keep us free. I am learning students of today do not even know what War was fought when or where? HOW did this happen? It was the family not sharing family news and information. Keeping it all hugged to the chest and no one's business. But it was family business. War affects us all in different ways and children need to learn that having things isn't what make life good it is learning how we achieved our goals to have these things.
We did paper routes, we babysat, we pulled neighbors weeds, we mowed lawns and bailed hay and plowed fields. We worked, because it was needed for us to have food on the table and clothes on our backs and helped the neighbors because it was the right thing to do.
So 150 years ago many of our ancestors were coming home from the Civil War. Some were preparing to move from Pennsylvania to Ohio, Iowa, MO., NE, WYO, & ILL. Some were still grieving the loss of their children from the war with no one to help with farm and ranch chores. It made many families old yet still young.
Any major calamity can do this to us humans, Most of us learn to adapt and adjust and survive. Today we see less who know how to do that.
Abraham Dorrison YOUNG JR was born Franklin, ME and died Nashua, IA 1883 moving to Ill. . He lost his first wife and then married Hannah OEN (OWEN). They had Hannah YOUNG 1850 Bellidere, Boone Co. ILL and other children. Their back lines include WRIGHT & COOK/COOKE.
Hannah Young b 1850 Ill m 1868 Butler Co. IA to Calvin Fay JONES . This is 2 years after 1866.
Calvin was born Rensselaer Co. Petersburg, NY Jones Rd area, b 1843 fought CW and died 1910 Nashua, IA. He left NY after 1855 NY census. Have his war papers.
Calvin Fay JONES b NY moved to NUNDA, ILL with parents and enlisted there for CW.
Noyes Jones b 1809 Jones Rd. Jones Hollow Petersburg, NY moved to Nunda Ill when last known son Charles Jones born 1850 in NY and middle son Noel JONES is supposedly killed prior to their leaving, may have been cause of leaving.
Susan MADISON (Mattison) b 24 Mar 1818, his wife m 1832 according to family records, never found in court papers Mount Holyoke, Mass. d 1881 Nashua, IA She was also in Nunda at time of bro William Harrison's death and Calvin's major injuries in Murpheesboro. Tenn.
William Henry Foulk b 1846 Somerset Co. PA m 1865 to Kate MYERS b1845 Perry Co. PA m 1865
De Kalb Co. Ill. W.H. Foulk died Blackhawk Co. IA Both families came from PA same counties at times and different names at later times. WH parents were in Perry Co. as were Kate's family.
Kate Myer's parents were John MYERS and Sarah Elizabeth FOULK. Duel related.
Harvey Edward FOULK b 1867 Ill. m 1892 in Blackhawk Co. IA. Margaret Mae EASTMAN, 1892
they had my Grandmother and I knew my Great Grandmother Margaret Mae Eastman Foulk later Archer. We exchanged letters until her death Jan 1958 the year I graduated.
I met all of her children but Blanche who died when she was young. If I met her young as small child I do not recall it. I had some interesting Great Aunt's and Great Uncles. Being very blessed I got to know all of them well but two, Blanche and Ira. One even lived with us for a period of time and Grandma lived with my husband and I after we moved her from HI. (tour of duty)
I like how cousin Bill West did his post but can not seem to wrap that concept around my brain.
If I write all the answer's here why am I doing a book?
Margaret Mae Eastman b 1874 Black Hawk Co. IA is dau of George Herbert EASTMAN 1832- 1910 b CT d IA and Lydia TROWBRIDGE. 1841- b Edwardsville, NY died IA.
Franklin Cornelius HOFFMAN 1860-1940, Greene Co. PA -Wheatland, WYO. Mom's Grandfather and she talked about him so much it was like I knew him.
wife Samantha Abigail DuVall died fairly young. Grandad moved to WYO to be near children. This line is a duel line again with inter line's marrying into cousins .
Sanford Hoffman/HUFFMAN b 1834 Greene Co. PA - 1903 Moravia, IA served CW and was later a lay minister as was another war veteran of family for REV WAR. Actually related to the RW Vet.
I have his WAR MEDAL.
Rachel PLANTS b 1836 Greene Co. PA d 1920 Moravia IA. m to Sanford in PA. Have lots of stories about her and canaries and she made hats. Sanford's wife.
Her Father George Plants b 1803 Washington Co. PA d near Hilton, IA 1887
His Wife Catherine Stollar b 1801 Schuykill Co. PA d Monroe Co. IA 1893
Catherine Haines on computer in garage.
His father Leonhardt Plantz/Plants w Margaretta from Germanic region of Europe a Great Uncle went to their castle during WW2.
Catherine Stollar's parents were Andrew Stollar and Rosanna Ealy /ELY his father was Peter Stollar.
Geroge Ely father and Eva C Strohschnieder Ely mother 1751-1830 b Germanic region of Europe.
Sanford Hoffman/Huffman b 1834 PA parents were :
Henry Huffman/ Hoffman b 1803 Greene Co. PA d 1879 Greene Co. PA Changed spelling abt 1850.
Elizabeth HIGGINS b 1809 Greene Co. PA d 1877 Aleppo, Greene Co. PA descend from Richard Higgins from England. Descends from Pocahantus, through STOUT line.
m 9 April 1826 Greene Co. PA, Waynesburg. In court house records.
Robert Duvall and Harriet Duvall were cousins, their parents were siblings Eli and Elizabeth Richey DuVall and Jacob DuVall and Jane Patterson DuVall.
Jane Patterson's father Joseph Patterson served Rev War and later became minister and died in out side of Pittsburg, PA. Previously was in Washington Co. and before was in York Co. PA.
Cornelius SCOTT 1856- 1918. m Ella D Warden 1862- 1918. Grandmother's parents IA b and d both.
Harriet LEWIS SCOTT still alive 1866 died 1887 IA b 1798 VA/NC border. She was living in Mount Pleasant IA in 1866.
John Scott b 1817 KY- d 1900 IA m Rebecca Morrow b 1821