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
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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:
SAVE  Cancel1870
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.