Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunset in Valley Ford, CA with my tree.

Years ago there was a long shrubbery of Cypress that made a wind block for the fruit trees in the orchard that is to dark here for  you to see.

But one year they finally said they were wore out and a fire hazard and they were cut out due to no longer living and dangerous.

As children we played in that hedge and run on the top of it playing hide and seek. When they were going to cut down the trees/shrubs one tree on the end was green and growing and I convinced Dad to let it stand. All these years later it was always my tree.

I visited that tree and really enjoyed the beauty of it, no idea now if still there or gone.
But Pete Merga, Alice Merga, Norma Bordessa, and other neighbors once in a while would come and we played in those trees that were cut like a hedge and made a great base to run on, on the top of the deceased trees.  Once we got stuck and had to have a neighbor come help us down because we played later than we had sun light to see our way down safely to the ground.

Other neighbors were Donna Maxwell, Jane Kirkland, Kay Cunningham, and others. I am still in touch with Norma Bordessa and seen Pete Merga at Mom's funeral.

Oliver Illia, was the son of Oliver and Mabel Illia which were close friends to our parents. He also came to the services.  The Del Curto's both brothers lived near. It was their grandmother that taught me how to knit the European method.  Her husband was a butcher at one time.

Of course back then we also had the Rossi's, McFadden's, Brown's, Titus, Caselli, Bianchi's and many others.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Do you have a Doomsday Book?

So you have a Doomsday Book?

I learned this tidbit this morning on the news.  It seems that we all need to have a Doomsday book.
The book contains information genealogists would go nuts over. Some of our elder parents families had mini forms of these books. But seldom was it carried down for the family to understand it's importance.

You ask, "What is a Doomsday Book?"   It is a book on what you have, where you have it, what do to with it and when and how to carry out these requests.

It is so much more than a Will or Probate of Trust.  It truly is a guide that talks about your past and your present and your wishes or goals for the future.

You record where the records are held for the items you mention. You list what all these items are.
You list your request for future of these items.

You are covering these things that deal with medical, money, land, property, investments, gifts handed down for generations.

It covers Legal Records, Births, Death Certificates, Social Security Information, Insurance Policies (car, house and land), Car Registrations, and any other pertinent information your family will need if you are to become disabled or incapacitated or deceased.

It should also cover key pictures of the family that should be passed down to the next generations to remember one by.  Information about a special made blanket or quilt, a piece of jewelry, who made it and what it is composed of and the significance to the family and it's historical future.

This all goes so much farther than a Will or Trust.

It seems some one did this for his family and it made the news because with all the grieve and process they had to go through, the Doomsday Book guided them to accomplish what the man wished and was accomplished with ease because he stated where the  items were at and what do to with them.

I hope this gives you food for thought and helps you to prepare for your future.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

NOEL JONES dcd 1804 Rensselear Co. NY ???

Having found a copy of a NOEL JONES 's  Letter of Administration granted on the estate of Noel Jones Deceased, record?    October  12,  1804

The People of the State of New York by the grace of God, free & Independent

To Archibald Jones send greetings; Whereas Noel Jones of Petersburg, Dec. ) I ? say? as is alledged, lately died
Intestate,' having whilst living and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits, within this state; by means where of the ordering and granting

signed on bottom
In testimony where of we have caused the seal of the
(to be bequests affirmed,  Witnes bequests appraised   Witness Jerecurah Odom F?  hunaagate???)
office of our surrogate of the county at Troy, the twelf day of October in  the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and four.    signed by ? OSBORN?

 ( ) is squeezed in between.

Whose NOEL JONES is this. It is not my direct ancestor  ??? He died 1804 and mine had child in 1809 and is in the 1810 census Petersburg, NY.

NOEL JONES born about 1785 near Albany  married  Susannah, and had Noyes JONES b 1809 in Petersburgh, Rensselear Co. NY.  Entered in court records in his hand in court book.  ours

There is also a NOEL JONES b abt 1812 to a NOEL JONES who moved to Alleghany Co. NY from this area also. FHC has quiet a bit of data on tis person. They do not fit with my Noel and son Noyes Jones either.  Much implies related, though. This one left this area then went to Utica, NY then sw NY. He had 5 wives.  Lots of interesting stuff about this man and the crooked Judge at the hearing over his Will and the very crooked last wife, who dropped all association with his children. Got to read this great story. Amazing this could happen then. Nothing changes when people want to be crooked. One could write a detective story on this man.

Worst case would be this is my NOEL JONES in Alleghany Co. NY and he left his son NOYES with Abel JOnes his brother and went to Utica then to Alleghany taking his son Noel with him. b 1812.
If that is the case, Susannah is not mentioned, not in Utica or as far as I could learn in Alleghany and he had several other wives.  But still who is his father. All the Silas Jones Sr. children seemed to have a Noel Jones, including NOEL JONES.

Abel died 1835 Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY m Ruth Green
Ruscomb  b 1746 wife Susannah b Dutchess Co. NY very little data,
NOEL (MOWTH) b 1748 m Millicent Whitford
Zalmon b 1751
Norman 1754   RI VRecords says 1751. Silas gave us date in his data.? Mabel Hewitt
Laban 1756 m Sally Whitford   *sis of Millicent
Silas Jr 1760 m Mercy Scriven
Samuel 1762  d 1859 m Polly Allen
Benjamin 1765

Left out the girls
Martha b 1749 m Thomas Phillips
Abigail  1758  ?

 I do not believe Lindell, Timothy and James are siblings. I know one is son of one above.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Blessed Anniversary to my Husband Fred E. Pentico

  Dearest Husband,

  I want to thank you for all that you have done to make our family a good one.
  Wanting to thank you for all your caring and help with life as it gets muddled at times.

  Want you to know, my heart beats for you day and night and when ailments come along,
  My world closes in on  me.

  I wish you a speedy quick recovery from the last heart tripping event.
  You have stood by mine so many times, I can not count them.

  Wanting you to know how happy we are with the time and effort you put into help
   making America Great by serving 25+ years in the US Navy.

  For designing and making a tool that saved the government lots of money and time.

  For being designated Sailor of the Quarter and Year so very long ago.

  For being a super Scout Master and leading many students to being better humans.
  Often wondered how many became Eagle Scouts, 1 know of one and probably more.

  For leading more by example than words.

  Thank you for holding me in your arms when I am beyond stress attempting to deal with
   what life has given us.

  Thank you for our Five living children., Ten Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
  Thanks for being a caring Dad and setting so many examples for them to follow.

  Thank you for a terrific Mother and Father in Law.  They were the very best. I could not have
  asked for better second family parents.

  I was so blessed when you smiled at me and we became friends and then a couple.

  I am still so blessed by all your caring, words, thoughts and actions.

 Thank you for the last 58 years. Would love to do it again for another 58.
 Looking forward to hitting 60 and making it to 75 at least.

 God Thank You for all this you have given us.

Susi Jones Pentico

Lastly ED "Hoot" Gibson, thanks for introducing him to me.



                                       A BLESSED

                                                           HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY 2017.


                     DRIVE WITH CARE,

                                                            HAVE FUN.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Remembering Mom, Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones

  Remembering Mom,

 Yes tomorrow is the day, want to share with all.

 Mom was a very special person, she was artsey, she could see a dress in store, go home and cut it out and make it. She drew beautiful pansy's, trying to teach me how to do it. She knit, crocheted, embroidered, and never mastered tatting. That she tried for years to do.

Mom was born 29 June 1920 at Little Bear, Wyoming. Just not far from Wheatland.  She went to school, with her siblings by walking along a creek to stay cool on warmer days.  One time she stepped on a snake thinking it was a twig. It wrapped around both of her legs and she was terrified of snakes ever since. She did kill one at our home once though because it was endangering  my brother who was a baby.  Yes it was poisonous.  Courage really helps in times like that. Sort a like a MOM thing. Or Parent thing. When child is in danger our fears disappear.

She did not finish high school she needed glasses to read the materials.  She would have been an awesome teacher.  She married her love of her life and had a family.

She loved to garden, cook, & bake.  We spent years canning foods for the following years. When I was a teenager Dad got us a freezer. Wow less canning. Especially meats, were so, I thought tedious.

Funny how you carve things you do not any longer have access to.  Canned chicken was not bad at all.  Sorta like chicken soup with out the noodles. But it made great dishes when we used it.
I miss the canned Bing and Royal Ann cherries we used to put up.

Later in life, Dad got Mom a dryer.  So back to drying Apples, Pears, Plums, and other items of food.
I still hanker for a dried apple to chew on once in awhile.

Mom milked the cows by hand then with a milk machine later. I learned the same. Seems I was a teen when we got a milk machine to use. Mom had a crippling type of arthritis and her hands hurt to milk at that point. The most cows we had were 8 but not all milking at the same time some times only 3 could be milked because of calving. We were not a dairy.

(One reason for the move to CA. was because she had this disease and could hardly walk when we moved to California to my Aunt and Uncle's ranch. Dad milked for his brother - in - law and Mom helped Aunt Etta when needed. I was told she was here only a few months and had regained her ability to walk with out pain) Ironic was Dad felt better in Wyoming, as I do also. (My bones bug me here but not in Wyoming, Idaho or Michigan.)  My brother moved to Idaho for this very same reason.

We were a mini ranch and we had cattle, we also had some farm animals for our needs and once in a while Dad would sell some off to others.  The cattle we raised and sold often.

Mom was a 4-H instructor and taught Sewing and Cooking and Dad was also but taught Animal Husbandry. I had a Guernsey Calf , I raised to a cow. Cupid is a story of her own. I also had rabbits I raised and showed at the county fair.  We were pretty self sufficient family. Chickens are so smelly and the odor just never goes away. We had Turkeys every fall for the holidays. One year we had goose. Disaster that was, grease everywhere.

Mom was active at school events and supported the students and school activities. She later after the youngest one  (Dale) was in school several years, she worked at the Tomales High School Cafeteria. She loved the student interaction.

She truly loved the property that they bought. So sad family wasn't smart enough to keep it.
Apple orchards were planted, and new varieties created by  a previous owner.  Gravenstein apples were created on our land. I liked the apple before the Gravenstein.  Luther Burbank's gardens were on our land. Nothing like a fresh pear right from the tree. Or Blackberries from all the wild bushes.
Dad had planted some Raspberries and other trees. We even had a bearing chokecherry tree. Best jelly you ever tasted. They both loved Gooseberries and them growing there and rhubarb also.

Mom loved to visit family  in Wyoming and see her siblings as often as family could afford it. A sister moved to California from Oregon.  Her brother came from Wyoming and helped build the Dam that the spill way broke on. He was here for a short time but we were thankful to see him. Her older sister's daughter was in Hawaii when Fred and I were there so we had a mini reunion of : My Aunt Mae, Mom & Dad, Maxine's family and ours.  My Scott cousins came to visit us there also.

Mom and Dad were always very family orientated.  Something I miss and keep trying to instill into our children.

Mom came to our 50th Anniversary and stayed for five months and was getting her health back when she felt she needed to go check out the homestead.  We lost her 3 months later.

She died 10 January 2011.   She loved to  garden, fruits, vegetables and flowers . It kept her busy and happy.  Of course she loved all her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was the Mother of 4 living children, having lost two .  She had 12 grandchildren. She also had several Great Grandchildren at the time of her death.

WE have a picture of her & Dad with family that is minus 5 grandchildren.  Dad died in 1995 so it had to be before his death. Nate was a toddler then.  No Kevin, Willkie, Alicia or Hannah, or Zack.

We we never got one of them all I  do not know. Should have been done at our 50th Anniversary party.

Here she is on the beach in Point Reyes, CA with her Mom. I think this was  1949 or near then.

Blessed Happy Birthday in Heaven. We miss you.

Monday, June 26, 2017

More Jones Tidbits and Facts #2 & #3

Noyes Jones and Susan Madison Jones,  next known child was:

Noel JONES born 1835 Massachussett's according to census.  This young man lived until some time in the 1850's. Or maybe he was left behind and did not want to go west.  Family said he died in accident prior to family moving west to Illinois and then on to Iowa.

Anyone who can find data  on him we would love to learn more. I checked the counties in Mass near Vt and NY and church records, some newspaper data.

While doing this I was also looking for marriage records of Noyes and Susan Madison Jones.
Her children listed her as being born in VT., NY., MASS. Obviously they did not know.

Having recently learned she was born in VT. but awaiting more confirmation. Her maiden name was Mattison.

William Harrison JONES b 1841 Rensselaer Co. New York Died 31 Dec 1862. Stone's River Battle, Tennessee. I have his CW records and have not transcribed them into the computer at this time. He may have married the day before they left Illinois. The family had no knowledge of this happening or at least never mentioned it. He is buried out side of Nashville, Tenn in a Military Cemetery.

He was very close to his brother, my ancestor and Great Grandfather.  Calvin Fay Jones.

William H. Jones (First_Last)
Regiment Name 36 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company H
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M539 roll 46
Killed in Civil War Stones River Battle on dec 31 1862.  Refer to Calvin Fremont Jones notes for additional details.

MIDDLE NAME:         
COMPANY:         H
DATE OF BIRTH:         
DATE OF DEATH:         12-31-62
GRAVE NUMBER:         N-5569


36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry

Organized at Aurora, Ill., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Rolla, Mo., September 24-29, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Rolla, Mo.,till January 14, 1862. Expedition against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas January to March, 1862. Advance on Springfield February 2-13. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. At Keitsville, Mo., till April 5. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., May 11-22, thence to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 23-29. Occupation of Corinth, Miss. May 30. Pursuit to Boonevilie May 31-June 6. Duty at Rienzi till September 6. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Louisville, Ky., September 6-19. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Reconnoissance toward Clarksville November 15-20. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At and near Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 15. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till January, 1864. Regiment Veteranize January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough till March. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstration on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Loveioy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood, into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Huntsville, Ala., till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville and duty there till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-23. Duty at Headquarters of General P. H. Sheridan, Commanding Dept. of the Gulf, to October. Mustered out October 8 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., October 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 193 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and  127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.

Stones River National Battlefield  


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Saturday, June 24, 2017


Noel JONES b abt 1785 near Albany, New York.
Wife was Susannah, written in NOEL's hand in Court Records when he recorded my Ancestor's birth.


1. tombstone has wrong birth date if what NOEL JONES wrote in Court Records is correct which I believe is true.  Tombstone says 31 March 1808. Renssealer Co. NY
Court Records in his hand says 31 March 1809.
1810 census shows Noel and wife with one child under ten in census.
Never ever again to be found on census so far. NOEL JONES.
Some say he may have died with that epidemic in 1812 or so as did maybe his wife??
Nothing more concrete yet but lots of distant cousins have offered there opinions which I  appreciate because I try to see if they may be true.

2.  Family papers say married in Holyoke, Mass 1832.  So far no records found in Mass, VT or NY
 Family has always used this year as date of marriage.

3. First born child as known by myself and others was Henry George Jones 1834- 1912. Found some records implying he used George also.
(He married Kathryn Kerns.  They had children, She died 1890 and later he remarried.
His new wife’s name was Maude Mae Stephens,  in Iowa marriage records she is called Mac J Stephens.  Dad said she was Maude Mae others said Mary Jane Stephens?. She lived in Dyersville, Iowa. She married Henry Jones on 12-25-1891 at Manchester, IOWA.  Her first marriage  his second. Her family from England according to her great Grandaughter Carolin. *she has more records on her GGrandmother’s family.
Taken from  previous blog post.)
Children:  Elsie, Hubert and Jesse Marion. 
The child that intrigued me was the one married to a PLANTS, Jesse Marion.
Benice Ruth Plants 21 July 1901 Beaver, IA d 7 April 1984 Nashua, IA
They had Charles Edward and Alice Mae. 
I have Plants in my Mom's line also.  Charles Edward Jones b 1935 m Marlyss Mae Wilde.
Alice Mae Jones b 1938 m Derold Titus.  Wanting to learn more on these lines. 
My Dad knew Elsie Donalson  ie Mrs. John Miller.  
I have no data recorded on computer on Hubert. 

Looking forward to exchanging more data with Carolin Forbes.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jones Family came to visit today. FORBES- WAY lineage

  Today our cousin Carolin Forbes came to visit from up the road a piece.  It was awesome to have her attend the society meeting.  Then we came home and worked two computers looking for an ancestor of hers.

Alas we only uncovered two more records of knowledge for her and not what we needed. We covered lots of sites and data and discussed much history of the region we were looking at.

Blogging about it in case some one knows whom she is looking for.

She has Matilda Forbes

Birth:  27 Aug 1868 - Cook County (Cook), USA
Death:  8 Dec 1946 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA
Marriage:  9 May 1888 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States
Spouse:  Alexander Forbes

She was born Matilda Way.

Census records say parents born in Ohio.

What we did find was pictures of women that matched her in another's tree but the people were unknown to Carolin.  We only did a preliminary research in Ohio for any WAY.-Wey.
Ashtubula  Co. had two.

See this is Carolin's  Great grandparents. 

Name:Matilda Forbes
Birth Year:abt 1870
Home in 1920:Minneapolis Ward 12, Hennepin,Minnesota
Street:42nd Avenue
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Alexander Forbes
Father's Birthplace:United States of America
Mother's Birthplace:Ohio
Able to Speak English:Yes
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
Alexander Forbes65
Matilda Forbes50
Charles Forbes23
Mary Forbes20
Margaret Forbes17
Flora Forbes15
Jessie Forbes13
John Forbes8

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Neumann, Gluch. Gluech, Wolck, Nanke East Prussia to USA

Neumann, Gluech/Gluch,  Nanke, Wolck,  from East Prussia to USA.

This is a tidbit of the information on my husband's family.

 His mother was Louise Erna Jipp married to Arthur Pentico.
 Her mother was Lena Adeliade Nanke  married to Charles (Karl)Detleff  Jipp
 Her mother was Ernestine Neumann , married to Gustav Nanke
 Her mother was Anna Rosina Gluech/Gluch from Runau, Czarnikau, Posen, Prussia.
Was married to Martin NEUMANN.
His father Gotfried Neuman and wife Carolia WOLCK. ?? Need more sources for this only so far 2.
Gotfried b 1746, died 1830 records. Church Lutheran .
Lena Nanke
Birth Place:
FHL Film Number:
 m 22 May 1894 Keokuk Co. IA 

later after farm went to Ogden Boone IA
Add alternate information
Lena A Jepp
[Lena A Nanke] 
Birth Year:
abt 1872
Birth Place:
Keokuk IA
Residence Date:
1 Jan 1925
Residence Place:
Ogden, Boone, Iowa, USA
Relation to Head:
Marital Status:
Gustaf Nanke
Father Birth Place:
Ernestina Neuman
Mother Birth Place:
Parents' Marriage Place:
Household Members:

iowa state census 
Gustave Nanke sourcing
20 Jun 1870 Adams Keokuk, IA usfed census Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
land in 1887 of Gustave and Ernestine (Neumann) Nanke and their spouses: Mary Nanke, Ben Nanke, Ernest Nanke, Lottie Humes (wife of Ernest), George Schneider (husband of Mary), Ida Kitzmann (wife and cousin of Ben), Theodore Nanke, Emelie Nanke (married Rev, F.J. Oehlert), Elizabeth Nanke (married Roy Humes), Helene Duwe (wife of Theodore), Adolph Nanke, Lela Waugh (wife of Adolph), Lina Nanke (married Rev. Carl Jipp)
Added by: David Fyfe
St. Martins Evangelical Lutheran Cem Keokuk IA

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time for Dessert. two cousins found me today.

Two cousins found me today.  Actually it was three. But two I had lost and was glad to have found.
Delighted to have a new one found.

It affected Fred's Brown family, my Scott Family and  my Hoffman line.

Yes I also have Brown. And we are related to Fred's Browns.  

Rachel Plants Hoffman had siblings. one married into my husband's Browns.
Her sister Hannah Plants mar Mr. Clay Brown. If memory correct.
Some of these files I lost when back up drive died 2 winters ago.

This Brown family is related to Kimbroughs', Casper's, Tatum's, and Plants and many others not yet tracked.  His Brown's moved to northern CA and founded a  town.  I found one of the descendants today. Or they found me.  : > )

My new found Scott cousin is in Iowa.  I knew many of Grandma's siblings but two of them lived Iowa and there was minimal contact. Or it was lost when a death happened.

My new found Hoffman kin also relates to Nancy Ann Plants Huffman.

GGGrandma Rachel Plants Hoffman's family seems to blend nicely in with both my husband and my Mom's lines.

Huffman and Hoffman are same line. One changed spelling mid 1850s in Greene Co. PA.
Mason and Sanford were cousins as the wives were sisters.

Now if the LITTLE connection comes through it will be a bang up day. Thank You God.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dallas SCOTT------------IOWA


   One of our linking SCOTT lines has DALLAS SCOTT  b 1846 in Iowa.

   His parents are John Cornelius Scott and Rebecca Morrow.  m 25 Mar 1843 Henry Co. IA

   Dallas  E Scott** has these siblings:

   Drusilla F.  b 1842

   Nathaniel James  b1845 IA m Elizabeth Jane McKim

   Dallas E**  1846 married Eliza Vancleve had Anna , Mary E & Rebecca A & Minnie B 1880

   Harriet  1848

   Patience 1848

   Sarah E.  1854

   John M   1854   m    Ellen        b May 1872

   Cornelius Franklin* 31 Jan 1856 b and 4 Dec 1918 Lenox, IA d wife Ella Warden   b June 1862

   Helen Olive 1862 Ia

   A cousin is looking for information on Dallas E. If anyone has knowledge please come forward.
   Send to

 Some of my sources. Cornelius F and Ella were my GGrandparents on Mom's side.

    # Census: 14 SEP 1850 Page 227-A, Dwelling 953, Marion, Henry County, Iowa
# Census: 16 JUN 1860 Page 848 (or 80), Dwelling 564, Dahlonega, Wapello County, Iowa
# Census: 08 JUL 1870 Page 459, Dwelling 119, Urbana, Monroe County, Iowa
# Census: 13 JUL 1880 ED # 198, Page 54-D, Clinton, Ringgold County, Iowa
Bob Thurman
1885 IOWA  John C 68 Rebecca 63 and John M 25  by KY male married Ringgold Clinton Ia
Roll IA1885_257 line 12 fam nu. 73 
 1856  Wapello, IA  Pleasant  roll IA_67 Line 26 fam Nu 19 
John C 38 Rebecca 35 Druzilla F 14 ,Nathaniel F 11,Dallis C 9, Harriet F 7, Patience J 4, Sarah E 2, Corneilias 1.

1880 in Clinton, Ringgold Co IA 1870  Urbana Monroe Co IA,  1850 Marion Henry Co. IA

1900 census  married 60 years. Lincoln twnshp Harrison MO residence he 82 she 77
district 104  im 22  son John M below him
IA  State census 1885 Ringgold IA1856  Wapello, IA  1895  Clinton Ringold IA
1895 Clinton Ringgold IA

He lived in Fletchall, Worth, Missouri in 1880. If I recall that is across the state line of Iowa.
Next door.

What I located today... 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Martha Hoffman/Huffman Gallentine Rum/Rhome


Henry and Elizabeth Higgins Hoffman had several children.  One I am  digging into now that I gave up on in the early 1990's is Martha.

She married Jacob Gallentine, (I read in book in Waynesburg Library he went to war. He did not come home, Maybe died on the  ship that blew up in river). After his not returning she married William Rum  census says Kum.  Most ancestors write Rhome.

Family Search, Deeds, Wills, court papers left me looking for oldest daughter whom was to be in charge at Martha's death.  Ellen Gallentine had been tracked to Nebraska and poof no more data.

The children are under William Rhum rum   age 36 she is 40 Jacob was in WAR  goneSAVE  PRINT SHARE
Martha Kum

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Martha Kum
Age in 1870:
Birth Year:
abt 1840
Home in 1870:
Springhill, Greene, Pennsylvania
F (Female)
Post Office:
Value of real estate:
Household Members:
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PO Rogersville, william Rum 26 she 30

I spoke to Rex Gallentine's wife several times and they had no records on Jacob either that she knew off.  I do write to and communicate with the Dennis Rhome's family in Ohio.

Anyone who has more knowledge on this family and the children of Jacob and I suspect the last ones were William Rhome's?? But unless he kept family together he was to get nothing I have Martha's Will.   Ellen and Annie were Jacob's children for sure.

Martha died in 1881 was born 20 Mar 1839.

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Register Filed out by Sanford Hoffman

Here is hoping my brother salvaged this document and the one from his father Henry Hoffman/Huffman. A box moved when we were moving things went the wrong way and I did not get these. Alas I did not get  my medical records from Children's Hospital in Denver either all in same box. I hope brother is enjoying them such great pictures and SANFORD'S handwriting was so great to read.

Sanford Hoffman 1834- 1903 Greene Co. PA to Moravia, IA , CW Veteran/ Minister
Rachel Plantz 1836- 1920 Greene Co. PA to Moravia, IA  name is  also Plants, Plance.
Priscilla J   buried in Windy Gap Cemetery as infant Greene Co. PA
Franklin my Great Grandfather.1860- 1940 Greene Co. Pa to Iowa to Wheatland, Wyo.
       MARRIED: Samantha Abigail Duvall.
Jarvis  married Melissa Stoops had children  B1862-1915/ Greene Co. PA to Iowa
Oliena married James Hampton: children b  1862 Greene Co. - Iowa, NE and Wyo. d 1935
Mom's records.Sanford's Records
Elizabeth  died adult no children Iowa 1866-1891 Greene Co. PA to Iowa school teacher
Mary married Andrew(Andy) C Faber lived in Iowa b  PA ?1869. Can not read document.
Harvey died adult no children Iowa died Iowa was teacher.?b 1872 IOWA.
Record  recorded by Sanford Hoffman in his hand.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Veteran's Calvin F Jones and Sanford Hoffman & Family Info

                                       Calvin  Fay Jones served in Murphysboro, left brother buried in             Tennessee. They signed up and served in the same regiment.
                                       My Grandfather is to his right on the end- Carl Fremont Jones

Sanford Hoffman served with a W VA Regiment as did a brother.
Other siblings served PA units.
I have his WAR MEDAL.
A cousin retrieved it and sent it to me.
His father was Henry Huffman/Hoffman d 1879
His father was Henry Hoffman a Ranger dcd 1811.  

I have other Great Grands that served this war also CW
I have Uncles that served WW2
My Husband lost an Uncle in Italy.
My Husband  Fred E Pentico spent 25 years USN.
My brother in law served USN
My brother served USArmy in Vietnam .
My nephews served more recent wars.
Our son Don Pentico served USN. 
Many cousins served, USN, USAF, USA. first cousins.
People I grew up around and shared time with.
And we even have a Marine.
Brian W.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

18 May 1926 Ruth Irene Hoffman Feil, our Aunt

     Birthday's A Bit Backwards

So I realized I should have started with Aunt Ruth  Irene Hoffman Feil.

 Ruth Hoffman Feil was born in Platte Co. Wyoming.  She had 3 older living sisters and 2 older living brothers and 1 younger brother, born 1929. Mom was b 1920. She was already in school when Ruth was born.

She was 13 years older than I so we shared many thoughts, ideas and times together when they moved near her sister, my Mom (Dorothy Hoffman Jones).

 I understand I met her when small in Wyoming but no recollection of it. I first remember them when they came to visit us in Valley Ford, Ca. but I vaguely recall she was at our house at Moretti's during the war.  Hope that there are pictures to back up those thoughts. Uncle was in the Army.

Remembering her and her husband Uncle Fred Feil, when they visited us and then we visited them.
We did this back and forth for some years until they moved from Dallas, Oregon to Valley Ford, Ca.
Living with us until their house was open for them to move in which was next door to my parents.

It was so much fun to have Dad say on our way home from work and school,"Quickly do your chores, we are going to surprise your Aunt and Uncle again." Arrangements made for the animals and our leaving and off up the road we would go.  In the summer it was hot because the upper valley of California after April was generally in the upper 80's to over  100's until late fall.

It was along haul but it was fun and the surprise on their faces was always worth it. Not knowing if Jerry or Linda or baby Ken remember these adventures. When I was old enough I spent summer as a baby sitter when Aunt worked.  One year we all picked strawberries for funds. One day was enough of that, we switched over to green beans. That was so much fun and work. At least you stood up and squatted down as you went up an down the rows pulling the beans from the vines. Physically fit you needed to be.  I made enough money to cover my school clothes that fall to help family expenses.
 Met some neat people and kept in touch until Navy lost my address book in 1966.  That family lived in a town near Dallas called Rickreall.

WE trompt the cemetery on edge of creek and some graves were washed down into the creek in 1956, next to a small short cement bridge. The corner had a flashing light for the intersection.  I think maybe 50 people or so lived there then. It was a beautiful area. (Vicky Curry yes I remember you and your family.)

They would come south to surprise us some times when Uncle would be off on a Thursday for machinery repair time.  We always loved the surprise visits and would call cousins in Palo Alto to come up if we had a heads up on them  coming. It was nothing to have 27 people over a weekend in our home and in tents.

Uncle when he got out of the service moved to Oregon near his parents and siblings that had moved from Wyoming to Oregon. I remember going to Grandpa Feil's funeral services with my Aunt an Uncle.  His Mom was still alive.

Uncle worked in a lumber mill and was a handy person with wood tools. He build our son's chest       (1960) we are still using today for youngest grandson.

 Especially during school vacations both families burned up the roadway going north or coming south to our house.

Sadly, one year they were on their way to Wyoming and were in a near fatal crash for both of the parents.  Uncle lost a week he did not remember and Aunt fought to survive for many ,many weeks.
Mom went up to see her.  After that accident it was not long before they moved to CA.
The children were asleep in the back seat and it happened on the Oregon, Idaho border hitting a California car that had stopped on top of a hill with no lights on in the middle of the road. It changed their lives for ever. I wish I could tell you how but it was very sad and nothing was ever the same after.   Aunt mastered walking again and was basically pinned together by fabulous surgeons. Headaches were often and very bad.  Pain was like always around the corner for this bubbling beautiful Aunt of mine. She had few non broken bones in her body. Uncle lost memory and those days never returned. He did not know how bad she was or how near they came to loosing her.

She sewed, and crocheted and knitted, prior to this and could do some of it after but not for long for returning pain.  She was able to help with canning in the summer but we took breaks more often so she would not get ill. When they came down and we picked apples and pears and plums then we also later picked blackberries and raspberries and all this went in jars for the coming year.  O, can I taste a good fresh blackberry pie.

She later, worked bookeeping for a nursery in Sunnyvale.  By then they had moved from Valley Ford
to Sunnyvale, Ca.

Their children did High School in Sunnyvale. Ca.  One boy went in the Air Force, daughter became CPA and youngest did USNavy.   O

She was a special Aunt to us and we all got to know the family well.  We swapped over nights and played ball and card games and some of us listened to the stories that she and Mom would share.  Dad and Uncle would chip in once in a while making it really interesting to listen to.

Chased jackrabbits hanging on the runningboard or fender of the old car. I know they took the girls at least once. Mostly a guy thing.

Aunt made great Cinnamon Rolls, and terrific pies and pie crests.  I never got that pie crust down quite like she and Mom could do it.  Both baked bread and it was so good to smell and eat.
Jams and Jellies were made, brownies, fudge and some  divinity too.

She passed to soon 2 June 1989. A large gathering was held for her and I was there.
Suisun City, Solano, CA    Her three children are still with us and their children. Though one grandchild lost a child. R I P

1930 census

Household Members:
Cecil L Hoffman39
Inez M Hoffman38
Cecil M Hoffman16
Donald L Hoffman14
Marie V Hoffman13
Dorothy I Hoffman9
William R Hoffman6
Ruth I Hoffman3
Marion R Hoffman1
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