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
Neighbors:View others on page

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Comillo Morelli, Happy Birthday Aunt Etta's Jones husband

 Some more Swiss lines to play with.  No wonder our Dad, Aunt, and Uncle could stand in the old kitchen of their home a do a yodeling event.  Wonder if Granda Ricioli could yodel and I have forget it?

 Yes, some people do not remember their early years, but our children (Fred's and mine) need to be aware, I am a bit like my Dad and many early year events are very stuck in the battered grey matter of my brain.

I thought it odd Dad could remember train ride from Iowa to Wyo. But then I started thinking back to what I could remember. O I wish I could remember some of the intriguing stories my parents said I did at age 2. Ie like took my dog to the River, a very large River. Scared them both half to death.
It was in our back yard area. I was fenced in and dug under fence with dog and we went for a walk.

I remember the results of that digging and walk but not the activity.  Another story some day.

So when we arrived in California, (no I do not remember then) we settled on Uncle Comillo's dairy in the ranch house next to my Aunt and Uncles' house.

Uncle Comillo and Aunt Etta had two boys when we arrived,  Robert (Bobbie) and Donald (Donnie), were a few years older than I.

We were welcomed into some of Uncle Comillo's family since all our family was in WYO, IOWA and other places. The War had started and Dad came to help on his brother in law's dairy since the workers were drafted to serve in the War.

My Uncle's brothers were off serving in the War, When one of the units were within our area they would bring their airplane over the house and wiggle their wings and buzz us to say HI. Yes Bob and Don I remember those events. Mike had not arrived until years later.

Uncle and Aunt had a huge house. It had a large basement. I recall them butchering deer and other animals there and we had a section that had an old row boat we would set in and sing about sailing away and the moon rising, etc . The crazy songs of the day. Some times they still pop into my head.

Of course you remember. "Row, Row, Row your Boat gently down the stream."etc.  Harvest moon in the late fall when the  moon was so huge, (it seemed back then).  We were out in the country and the stars and sky was like right there to almost touch.

I need to do some research on this family a bit more. But I will share what I recall.

Uncle Comillo had some brothers, Alvin and Vernon and I think a Clarence.  I only saw them when they came to see their family, some times.  I recall one lived in the Sonoma Mountains after the war.

The boys and I had chores, we fed the calves & chickens. The boys gathered the eggs.
When Don was older he had Bantam chickens in many colors and types.  Bob had calves and heifers that he showed in FFA and not sure if he did 4-H but he could have.

Uncle Comillo was a lot of fun if you could just get him to stop long enough to share time with you.
He told us great stories and I wish I could remember them.

One when he met his bride he started something very special.  WE hope Joan has the special now and has passed them down to Jeannie.  He bought Aunt Etta a salt and pepper set.  Two Robbins setting on a fence, hoping she would get a clue. Obviously she did and each big date and marriage and event in their life brought my Aunt another Salt and Pepper set.

When they remodeled the kitchen he bought narrow shelving around the top of the kitchen /dinning area for the collection.  Aunt always kept them in order of what they were given. She could tell me the boys if they would listen what each one represented.  I thought it was a great way to remember ones life's major events.

Uncle had a Dam on the back side of the barn,  They milked lots of guernsey cows.  It was generally,
Uncle and Dad and one other hired hand, he whom slept in the bunk house.  On hot days we could as a group go over and play in the water and ride the raft and swim and chase tadpoles. Those later became good size frogs and we would have frog legs to eat.  Uncle's Bulls were kept away from the main part of the ranch and not near the other members of the herd. So we had animals all over this huge acreage. I suspect a few hundred acres or larger in size.  It had a creek that filled the dam that then went down the creek to the other end of ranch where we picnicked in the summer because it was under the trees and much much cooler.

They grew and cut hay, Everyone cut weeds, we all had gardens.  I carried water to the workers when Haying was near the house. Wagon was very handy to use and Don and I took turns pulling it. Some times Bob helped too.

The had a thistle that was very invasive and we were always having to let the adults know where we seen them start up.  Alas, that brought about the use of DDT, which then killed the weeds(thistles) but ultimately caused Uncle to get cancer and even later that is what he died from.

Uncle loved to eat Limburger Cheese and tease us with giving us a kiss afterwards.
50 years later I finally tasted that smelly stuff and it is very mild flavored and really is quite good.
It was like his snack before milking and he had it with good Italian bread some times a soda type cracker.  Generally a glass of milk to rinse it down. Wine was always served at the dinner meal.
It was a dark, heavy wine. When I became an adult I was allowed to drink it at events.

I remember his twinkling eyes when teasing me and his serious eyes when the occasion was needed. He and my Dad got along really well.  He spoke more than English being with Italian and Swiss parentage I thought he was lucky to learn those languages.

We lost our Uncle when we were stationed in Hawaii in 1968.  He spent much time in discomfort from the situation he was dealt.

He was in the Air Force when he met my Aunt Etta.  It seems at that time frame in the world, almost all peoples children joined the service whether there was a war on or not. It was a civic duty. He was in Cheyenne, WYO area at the time.

They had their last son much later in life.  I helped babysit him when he was young. Yes, Mike we have already shared those stories with you when Mom was still with us.

Uncle's oldest boy Bob was in the Air Force, Don was in the USN and had interesting tours of duties.
Mike worked as a photographer for National Geographic for a time. Then he went to work on his parents ranch that was turned into a Olive Farm by a lady that bought it from Italy.

Don took the dairy to the valley and then turned it over to his son. NO idea if still working it would be nice to think so.  Bob worked with the Peace Corp and family was out of country after his Air Force tour.

We lost Aunt Etta in 1988.  I still miss them so very, very  much.

Names affiliated with these people are Jones, Foulk, Myers, Respini, Traversi, Ricioli and many more.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

My Father--- Ray Dee Jones Sr. Blessed Birthday DAD.

      Long ago, a young woman and an older man found each other and fell deeply in love.
       Families fought this union but it happened. I am so glad.

       On 19 May 1913 my father was born in Waterloo, Ia to Victoria Mae Foulk Jones and
Carl Fremont Jones.   His ( Dad's) parents were married in Blue Mound, Minn. taken there by his Uncle Charles JONES.

        His father moved to Wheatland, Wyo for work with his Uncle William Drew.  Grandma
followed later with Dad. They went by train to Wheatland, Wyo.

         I learned that there was relatives there from Grandad's family in Iowa.    Drew's and Lawrence's and others.

          Here he lived and then they went to Casper then back to Wheatland, Wyo.  Parents divorced.

          Dad met my Grandfather Cecil Lee Hoffman and in, turn working for and with him met his daughter our Mom. Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones.

          As time moved on they dated and later married.  Then Dad got a job in Greybull, Wyo. working another cattle ranch the Diamond Tail Ranch by Howard Flitner.  It still exists today but part of it is a dude ranch now.

         I was born there.

         Later the war broke out and we moved to Petaluma, CA to live on his sister's husband's ranch.
 He could not serve because was color blind. But instead he became a Coast Watcher and milked cows for his brother in law Comillo Morrelli. Ollimac Dairy.

         My sister was born while we lived there.  Then we moved to Moretti's, Leo and Helen's.
About 8 miles closer to the town of Petaluma, CA.  Our oldest brother was born there and then over time. Dad was looking for a permanent home for us.  We looked at many homes and in the end we moved the other end of the County on the Marin /Sonoma border in a town called Valley Ford.

        Younger brother born here and ultimately Dad learned another profession and went to work at Hunt and Behren's Feed Mill. Worked up to being Night Forman until he retired.

         Family was very important to Dad. He found his Father and had his sisters get to know their Dad and we met many other family members along the way.
         I am so thankful that he taught us that family was very important and wish I could have gotten this across to our children better.

         He died teasing his favorite waitress near Kaiser Hospital ordering lunch in Santa Rosa, CA
  12 April 1995.   Dad we miss and Love you and pray you have found those other Cousins and Uncles you were looking for.   You and all your siblings have now crossed over so hope you have a great yodeling contest and shared time.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tree Silas JONES Sr down to Great Grandfather

I knew that name was often used but wow.

 Silas Jones Sr. b 1721  Greenwich, RI   married  21 Nov 1742 East Greenwich, RI,  Susannah Sweet
 Roscomb Sweet b 1746                    married                                     Susannah b Dutchess Co. Ny*

Noel b 1785ie near Albany, NY        married                                      Susannah in **Rensselaer Co.
Noyes Jones b 31 Mar 1809               married                                   Susan Madison (Mattison)  b  VT  married abt 1832  Mount Holyoke, Mass according to family data.  marriage not found.

* Roscumb or Noel is the parent of Noel b abt 1785.  DNA confirms link to Silas Jones Sr etc.

** Susannah may be a NOYES?
Since finding Susan Madison b in VT they may have married there?  Looking there now.
Scoured Mass and NY already.

Four Susannah's in a row.  Ironic, Mom named me Suzanne and nurse did not spell it correctly so I have always been Susan  ie Susi or Suzi or Sue.

Even better was when I married my husband I chose 5 July 1959 for marriage and later learned Noyes Jones son, Calvin my great Grandfather married on that same date  5 July 1868 Butler Co. ,

Chatty Performances on Genealogy: Jones Excitement, New England Descendants of Silas Jones Sr.

Sad that name has not been used since unless another child used it which I have not found.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Scott- Tuttle(Tuthil) Information--NY- GA - KY- IA - MO

My files start with at this time---

 Nathaniel Tuthill Tuttle    wife Abigail Baker,  Hingham, Mass

Joseph Tuttle 1685/(1680)   d 1721 Newton, LI.,NY wife Elizabeth Gardiner b Mar 1687 Albany, NY

James Jacobus Tuttle  b  25 Mar 1714   (Terrytown, NY)  d 1791  wife Mary Roscrans mar abt 1737

James  b abt 1738  d abt 1798   m Rebecca Washburn.  1736- 1779

James  1766 - 1850 m Nancy

Patience R Tuttle b 1806 Elbert Co. GA  d 1854 Henry Co. IA   marries John Morrow b 1731 Virginia d 29 Dec 1849 Wayne, Kentucky.

Some have 1807 as b date.  Looking for more information hopefully family has it.

Rebecca Morrow b 1821 Mercer Co. KY  m 25 Mar 1841  Henry Co. IA to John Cornelius Scott
b 27 Sept 1817 Kentucky d8 Oct 1904 Henry Co. IA  m 25 Mar 1841 Henry Co. IA
Mom had picture of John C Scott,

Cornelius F. Scott b 31 Jan 1856 Moravia, IA   d 1 Aug 1918 Foster, Taylor, IA  marries
 Ella D Warden  b 22 Jun 1862 IA, d 4 Aug 1918  Foster, Moravia, IA
Find a Grave says Appanoose Co. IA??

Need help with this cousins.

I am from Inez Mae Scott whom mar Cecil Lee Hoffman (Dutch) nickname by some.  Mom's parents.

I met Great Uncle Dan, Great Uncle Harrison, Great Aunt Fern (Ella), Great Uncle James, may have seen Walter once.

Need help with John, Mary Emma,  Gertrude R (think I have burial pics of ), Minnie B, (Mom spoke of her often), Oscar.

 Mom told me I met them all but 3/4,  not recalling whom. Those that lived away from Wyo.

 My brain says  I  should remember Minnie but I think it is only from Mom's talking about her.
 Mildred Scott Larson are you out there? Iowa Scott cousins help me fill the blanks please.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Interesting Links Found,

Interesting links found and even more interesting distant cousin Shirley Becker shares the links in her tree also.

Hoping to post some of these inter connections soon.

Today having received an email from about some one whom wants to share my tree.
 So far no response.

Having gone to the tree to see if there was any JONES, I did find one, of interest.   This person was claiming a linkage on the Buck Line.  I could not even remember the Buck as being in the tree but it is there. Buck married MILES and that I have.

I am most interested in if his Josiah JONES born later than my direct.  He could easily be the son of any one of my Josiah's siblings.

Seen other potential links to ponder on, I suspect a couple of them are linked.

Teague JONES and wife Ruhamana had:

Josiah b 1652 Mass d 1744 East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Samuel and I have nothing more on him now.

Jeremiah and I have more in another file on him.

Teague Jr.  Which some have intemixed with father Teague Sr. Having  more on him

Ruhamana and Elizabeth known and 1 more I think.

I know one daughter married into the Nickerson line, found that with Nickerson cousin 20  years ago when working the Golden Gate Forum. That data all so far is not retrievable, loosing 35 years of work and 35,000 names. Not being computer smart was a sad thing. Ironic I have it on discs, and some CD's.

Does anyone out there have data on the other siblings of Josiah's? I know I heard from someone that was a female and was from one of the daughters. After a period of time no more messages..

Really would love to hear from you.

We even have a DNA group..