Both my paternal and maternal grandparents were all good, hard working, Catholics, and American Patriots!
My fifth Great Grandfather, Johann Jacob Linderman helped to form these United States in the Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania. My third Great Grandfather, Abraham Linderman fought in the Civil War, and lost his eighteen year old son to the war. My Paternal Grandfather, Charles Frederick, fought in World War I, my Fathers and my Uncles fought in World War II.
My Brother, Joseph Frederick fought in Korea!
My nephews have both fought in Afghanistan in the Marines and the Army!
NONE OF THEM FOUGHT FOR SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM!! WE MUST SAVE AMERICA, AND HONOR THEIR MEMORIES!
Following from my recent post on the life of William Penn’s grandparents, Giles and Jeanne Penn, here are images from Spring 2012 of the Grade 1 listed Minety Church. This is the church where William Penn of Mintey, the great-grandfather of the Quaker, William Penn, is reputed to be buried before the altar.
Mintey is a beautiful, rural Wiltshire village and the key that opens the church (Grade 1 listed and built c.1450 on Anglo-Saxon foundations) is something else.
Interestingly, in 1676 there were 16 people in the parish of Minety who were recorded as being non-conformist.
A full history of the church of St Leonard is available here.