God Bless Texas! God Bless All Our Godly, Good, and Honest Founding Fathers!


English: A statue of Sam Houston in Memorial H...
English: A statue of Sam Houston in Memorial Hermann park, Houston TX (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sam Houston as a U.S. senator
Sam Houston as a U.S. senator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Statue of Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas
Statue of Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sam Houston chaired the committee which wrote ...
Sam Houston chaired the committee which wrote a proposed state constitution. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Signer of the Declaration of Independence – Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army – President of the Republic – Member of Congress of the Republic – Senator in the United States Congress – Governor of Texas

 

His early life–Joins the United States Army–Wounded in the Battle of Horseshoe–Studies Law–Elected Member of Congress and Governor of Tennessee–Came to Texas in 1833–Delegate to Old Washington Convention–Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army–Defeats Santa Anna at San Jacinto–Elected President of the Republic–Senator in the United Sates Congress–Governor of Texas–Death in 1863.

 

Sam Houston was born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, March 2, 1793.  His ancestors were of Scotch origin.  They came to America about 1689 and settled in Pennsylvania.  Robert Houston, Sam Houston’s grandfather, moved to Virginia and settled Rockbridge County.  Here he reared a family and here Sam Houston was born.  After the death of his father, his mother moved to Blount County, Tennessee.  He was but a lad of thirteen summers when his mother changed her residence from Virginia to the rugged State of Tennessee.  Here he came in contact with the Cherokee Indians, who lived near where his mother settled. He spent many leisure hours with them, joining them in their chase for game, which was in abundance at the time.

In 1813, Mr. Houston enlisted in the United Sates army.  The country was then at war with Great Britain.  He was not in the army long before his peculiar talents for military life were recognized.  He was soon promoted for gallantry in the battle with the Creek Indians.  In a fierce conflict at To-ho-ne-ka, (Horseshoe Bend of the Tallapoosa River), Alabama, he received a painful wound from an arrow from an Indian bow.  General Jackson ordered him to the rear, but he disregarded the order and joined his regiment in the thickest of the battle.  As the battle raged he received another wound that disabled him and from this he did not recover for many months, and did not rejoin his regiment until a short time before peace was declared.  He then served for a short time in the Adjutant General’s office at Nashville.  In November 1819, he was assigned to extra duty as sub-agent among the Cherokee Indians, to carry out a treaty just ratified with the nation.  During the winter of 1819-1820 he conducted a delegation of Cherokee Indians to Washington to present their claims to the Federal Government.

Regarding Houston’s military career in the United States army, a memorandum from the war department shows that “Sam Houston entered the Seventh Infantry as a Sergeant; became ensign in the Thirty-ninth Infantry, July 29, 1813; was severely wounded in the battle of Horse-shoe Bend under Major-General Jackson, March 27th; made Third Lieutenant December1813; promoted to Second Lieutenant May, 1814; retained May 15th in First Infantry; became First Lieutenant March 1, 1818; resigned May 17, 1818.”

Soon after resigning from the army Mr. Houston entered the law office of Mr. James Trimble, an eminent lawyer at Nashville, for the purpose of studying law.  He was soon admitted to the bar and at once became a successful advocate, locating in Lebanon.  He was soon elected District Attorney.  This made it necessary for him to reside in Nashville.  His resident in Lebanon was so pleasant that he left it with regrets.  When about to move to Nashville he delivered a public address to the citizens of Lebanon in which he expressed regrets that it became necessary for him to leave them.  In his address he said: “The time has come when I must bid you farewell.  Although duty calls me away, yet I must confess it is with feelings of sincere regret that I leave you.  I shall ever remember with emotions of gratitude the kindness which I have received at your hands.  I came among you poor and a stranger and you extended the hand of welcome, and received me kindly.  I was naked and ye clothed me–I was hungry and you fed me–I was athirst and ye gave me drink.”

“Mr. Houston’s address” said I. V. Drake, in a letter to his biographer, Dr. William Carey Crane, “was delivered in so pathetic a style that its effect was to cause many to shed tears.”

In 1820 Mr. Houston was appointed Adjutant-General of the State, with the rank of Colonel.  In 1821 he was elected Major-General by the field officers of the division that composed two-thirds of the State.

http://www.texashistorypage.com/Sam_Houston.html

Donald Wayne Tudor~~~Veteran of World War II~~~Stephenville, Erath County, Texas


Texas Tudor's Memorials

English: Erath County Courthouse, Stephenville...

Donald Wayne Tudor
Birth: Dec. 9, 1927
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 2012
Uvalde
Uvalde County
Texas, USA

Parents: Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor & Bergie Mae (Mobley) Tudor of Stephenville, Texas.
His brothers, Leonard Doyle, & Raymond Horton Tudor preceded him in death.His sister, Mae Corrine Tudor (Williams) also preceded him in death.Grandparents: Thomas Benton “T.B.” Tudor & Sallie Hampton (Keith) Tudor of Tippah County, Mississippi.Great Grandparents: Jesse Gee Tudor & Eliza Jane Boone Cutbirth Tudor of Tennessee.
Married: Annie Mae (McCann) 11 May 1955 in Stephenville, TX.
Wayne was a proud World War II veteran of Air Force.

Children: Leonard “Len” Ross, Anita Corrine “Nita”, and Donald “Don” Raymond Tudor. Step son, Steve Morgan.
Beloved father, honorable husband, and proud Air Force Veteran of World War II. Served his community all his life. He was a unselfish person, who helped when…

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Our European Travel


March 1980, my mother, Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, my step dad, Louis Clifford Mancill, myself Sally (Frederick) Fallin, and Richard Wayne Fallin traveled to England, FranceBelgium, Holland, and Luxembourg together to visit Richard’s brother Jerry Glen Fallin.

He was in the U.S. Navy stationed in Newquay, Cornwall, England. I met my sister-in-law Frances Katherine Aherne-Conroy there.

I thank God that we traveled when we did, because I got a chance to spend a lot of time with my parents before they left me.

My Dad passed away in 2002, and Mother passed away just this past March 9, 2012 in Rosharon, Brazoria County, Texas. They are dearly missed.

You never really get over it, you just learn to accept death as a part of life, and enjoy the time that you have with each other. My only solace is that we are Christians, and I believe that we will meet again one day in heaven where there is no more sorrow, no more pain.

Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor~~English And Scottish Ancestors


Sol Ross and Leonard Ross Tudor, 1956, Stephenville, TexasStephenville, TX

(from left to right) Ann & Wayne Tudor, (middle row) Anita, Gladys, Len, Steve, Don, Ross, and Wayne Tudor, 1961, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, Don, Wayne, and Ross Tudor, 1961 (last row) Sol Ross Tudor, and Donald Raymond Tudor, 1961, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
Wayne Tudor with children: Len, Don, Anita, and Steve, Texas, 1961

courtesy of Annie Mae (McCann)Tudor, June 2014

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Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor
 
Birth: Jul. 5, 1890
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1968
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA

On double marker with Bergie M. Tudor (1899-1941)
Married Bergie Mae (Mobley) on 6 March 1918 in Erath County, Texas.Resided in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas from 1890-1968.

He was the son of Thomas Benton “T.B.” Tudor and Sallie Hampton (Keith) Tudor of Tippah County, Mississippi.Sol and Bergie had 4 children together: Leonard Doyle, Raymond Horton, Mae Corrine (Williams), and Donald Wayne Tudor.
Sol was a farmer and Bergie was a homemaker.My husband, Leonard Ross Tudor, was named after his Paternal Grandfather, Sol Ross Tudor, also known as Conrad, and his uncle Leonard.

name: Ross Sol Tudor
event: Draft Registration
event date: 1942
event place: Stephenville, Erath, Texas
gender: Male
birth date: 05 Jul 1890
nara publication title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Texas
nara publication number:  
arc identifier: 576252
film number: 4161310
digital folder number: 004161310
image number: 02842
Citing this Record
“United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP51-G6B : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Ross Sol Tudor, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm 4161310.

1920 Census for Stephenville, Erath County, Texas records: SOL ROSS TUDOR, M, W, AGE 29, MARRIED, TEXAS, FARMER, FATHER BORN IN MISSISSIPPI, MOTHER BORN IN TENNESSEE.

S. ROSS TUDOR, DISTRICT 1, STEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS, AGE 39, BORN IN TEXAS, MARRIED AT 27, WHITE, MALE, PARENTS BOTH BORN IN MISSISSIPPI, CLERK IN HOTEL, OWNED HOME WORTH $1500.

name:S Ross Tudor
event:Census
event date:1930
event place:Stephenville, Erath, Texas
gender:Male
age:39
marital status:Married
race:White
birthplace:Texas
estimated birth year:1891
immigration year:
relationship to head of household:Head
father’s birthplace:Mississippi
mother’s birthplace:Mississippi
enumeration district number:0001
family number:124
sheet number and letter:5A
line number:50
nara publication:T626, roll 2326
film number:2342060
digital folder number:4547949
image number:00080
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
headS Ross TudorM39Texas
wifeBergie M TudorF30Texas
sonLenord D TudorM11Texas
sonRaymond H TudorM7Texas
daughterMarge C TudorF3Texas
sonDonald W TudorM2Texas

Family links:
Parents:
Thomas Benton Tudor (1842 – 1917)
Sallie Hampton Keith Tudor (1845 – 1924)

Spouse:
Bergie Mae Mobley Tudor (1899 – 1941)*

Children:
Raymond Horton Tudor (1922 – 2001)*
Corinne Mae Tudor Williams (1926 – 1992)*
Donald Wayne Tudor (1927 – 2012)*

Burial:
West End Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Originally Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15078889

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town~~My Wonderful Memories of Jacinto City, Texas


old-fashioned-santa-claus

I grew up and was raised in the little suburb of Houston, Jacinto City, Harris County, Texas in the sixties. Times were much slower, safer, and more sentimental back then. Families were closer. My Mother and Father, Leroy & Jean (Linderman) Frederick had six children, Joseph, Phyllis, Sally, Karl, Patricia, and Sarah Frederick, in a little frame house with two bedrooms and one bath. Many arguments took place over who was next in the bathroom. Thank God, Daddy knew how to do anything. He added a huge bedroom and bath onto the back of our house for him and mother. We four girls had to share a bedroom. My two brothers had their own room. I can still remember those rooms. Our room had a big picture window, and faced the street. The boys had a smaller room and faced the backyard.

It was a really small house, and we were a very close knit family. We were raised Methodist. We fought but we always forgave each other, because we were family and that is what we were taught that family did.  Thank God, that is what mother taught us, that you only have one family, and love was unconditional. No matter how angry we made  each other.

My mother and daddy always made holidays special. Daddy put up all the lights, and put up the tree, and mother and all of us children decorated the tree. It was always an old fashioned red and green Christmas. We were taught that Jesus was the reason for the season. We always had a nativity scene.

Jean & Lou Mancill, Manger Scene

We had Advent Calendars. We always attended the midnight service on Christmas Eve. We always watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” together. We had fudge, Cherry Wink cookies, food, food, food, and usually ham because we had turkey at Thanksgiving. It was a family affair, and everyone had their jobs, and everything had a place. Mother was an excellent homemaker. She taught all of us girls how to cook, sew, and clean. 

I wish that everyone could have the wonderful, old-fashioned Christmas’ that we had. I know without a doubt, that this world would be a much better if there were more God, Jesus, and Godly families.

Santa Claus on firetruck, Jacinto City, TX

We believed in Santa Claus, and were always so excited when Santa Claus came down our street on the firetruck before Christmas. We knew that he wasn’t the real Santa, mother told us that he was Santa’s helpers, because he was too busy delivering presents to visit everyone. We each got a stocking full of candy. We loved candy! 

Christmas Stockings

We each had our own stocking full of fruit, nuts, and candy, even mother and daddy. We had no fireplace, so we hung them on the wall. Mother had the Sears catalog for us to look at and dream about what all Santa was going to bring us. She had us circle the things that we wanted. Then she had us go back and pick only ten things that we wanted. We always got most of what was on our lists. My favorite smell is of a real tree, and my new baby dolls. I loved books even then. I loved the smell of new books. I always got at least one baby doll, books, and mother and daddy gave us clothes, or things we needed. As I got older, I had to have Barbie, Ken, Allen, Midge dolls, and all their clothes and house. I loved to read and write even as a little girl.

Even at 58, I still have my dolls, books, and teddy bears. 

Christmas Tree, Dec. 8, 2012

Mother nurtured my love for books and reading. She taught us the correct way to spell, by making us read the Dictionary and playing Scrabble. Her work was never done, and daddy worked all the time. If he was not at work, then he was working in our yard. We always had one of the most beautiful yards in our neighborhood. We lived at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Texas. We had loads of neighbors and we were all close with them. We played lots of games together like “kick ball”, football, baseball, and “hide and seek”. Someone was always having a birthday party. We had lots of parties. We celebrated life. Daddy was an excellent cook too, and made the best barbecue chicken ever. He made his own barbecue sauce. He loved Worcestershire sauce

We visited our maternal grandparents on Christmas Eve, Santa came on Christmas morning, and then we still had Christmas night to look forward to at my paternal grandmother‘s house. My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick, was really poor and had very little materially, but she always had sweets and soda pop for us. She made the best Kolaches because she was Moravian. She always had something small for us to open. We were so excited to bring our Christmas presents to show off to grandma Bessie. She was a Widow and raised five children on her own. My paternal grandfather died before mother and daddy married, so I never got the chance to know him. She was a Custodian for the Crosby ISD for years. She loved her family and lived for them. She was Catholic and attended mass regularly. 

We were richly blessed to be born at that time in Texas and America. The best country in the world to live in, even with all the corruption in our politicians. We need to elect more Godly people to run our country. God bless America. God save America.

My Thanksgiving Tradition Memories


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English: Flag of Houston. SVG image created by uploader based on a bitmap image on the Wikipedia and other images on the web. Español: La bandera del Ciudad de Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love this picture of Norman Rockwell‘s Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorites. This pic represents how I feel about our Thanksgiving tradition. God has blessed me with a loving, forgiving close-knit Patriotic American family.

My Mother and Father had six wonderful children in twenty one years of marriage. We were raised at 1709 Cheston Drive, in Jacinto City, Texas from 1947-1968.

 

English: Former Jacinto City Preschool

NONE OF THEM FOUGHT FOR SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM!! WE MUST SAVE AMERICA, AND HONOR THEIR MEMORIES!


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!

The life and family of the Quaker William Penn

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.

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RAYMOND JOSEPH CHRIST


 Raymond Joseph Christ
 
Birth: May 19, 1934
Sheldon
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2012
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA 

Grandparents: Emil Christ and Antonia “Tony” (Janisch) Christ.
Parents: Edward “Eddie” John Christ and Agnes Rainie (Frederick) Christ.
They were the parents of one daughter, Peggy Gene Christ, who died in infancy, in 1945, and one son, Raymond Joseph Christ.
First wife: Jo Ann (Jones) Bennett, married on 24 December 1958, in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Raymond adopted her 3 yr. old daughter, Teri Nell Bennett. Raymond and Jo Ann had two girls together, Brenda Lee (Sternthal)and Jessica Renee Sanders).
They resided in Royalwood subdivision off Hwy. 90A, Houston, Texas 77049.
Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Raymond and Jo Ann divorced in 1976.
Second wife: Barbara Lynn Martin, on 23 September 1983, in Harris County, Texas.
No children from that marriage.
Raymond is survived by his second wife, Barbara Lynn.
His three daughters, Teri Nell (Nelson), Brenda Lee (Sternthal), and Jessica Renee (Sanders).CLAYTON FUNERAL HOME OBIT:Raymond Joseph Christ, 78, passed away on September 11, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Agnes Christ; and sister, Peggy Gene Christ. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Barbara Christ; step sons, Robert Rowlett, Andy Rowlett and his wife, Becky; daughters, Teri Nell Christ (Nelson), Brenda Christ (Sternthal) and her husband, Rich, Renee Christ (Sanders), and her husband, Gene; grandchildren, Kenneth, Craig, Amy, Cortni, Britney, Jill, Dana, Baylor, and Nicole; great grandchildren, Gabby, Gavin, Garrett, Grace, Victoria, Hunter, Landon, and Carson; and a host of other family and friends.A visitation for Ray will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating. Interment with military honors will be on Monday, September, 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive – Houston, TX77038.http://www.claytonfuneralhomes.com/obits/More pics and info will be added as time allows.Parents:
Edward John Christ (1909 – 1982)
Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ (1914 – 2009)
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96894803

Top Ten Free Genealogy Websites To Find Ancestors


  • The Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors

  • June 15, 2009
  • By Ryan Dube
  • A few years ago, during a family reunion, I learned for the first time that my granduncle on my father’s side had fought and died in World War II. The story of his demise sparked a personal interest toward my own family history.So, I did what I always do when I have something to research – I turned to the Internet. I quickly discovered that while there are certainly free genealogy websites out there, the truly valuable or unique ones are few and far between.

    During this research, I learned two things about people interested in genealogy. First, many of them are clearly not web page designers. Second, they really, really love links.

Without exaggerating, there are thousands of genealogy websites out there. MakeUseOf has touched on genealogy resources before – such as Mackenzie’s review of the GRAMPS software that lets you track your research, or Kinshuk’s review of the Kindo family tree building tool. When it comes to genealogy websites, they mostly all seem to be nothing more than lists of links to other resources.

Occasionally you’ll find a truly useful website with a search feature that accesses real data. For the purpose of this article, I will provide a list of the top 10 free genealogy websites that would be most valuable to anyone first entering into the hobby. These sites provide valuable tools, guides and access to databases that are overflowing with historic data.

During this research, I learned two things about people interested in genealogy. First, many of them are clearly not web page designers. Second, they really, really love links.

10. KindredTrails.com – Lots of Links to Valuable Resources

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There are two things that mark KindredTrails as a “typical” genealogy website. The first is that there are links to Ancestry.com on almost every page. This seems like a sort of pandemic with genealogy sites.

Secondly, like most other ancestry sites, KindredTrails is very much a link-oriented site. However, it does make it onto the top ten list because the site is well designed, the links are well organized. Additionally, the links provided on this site are very useful and valuable.

9. Access Genealogy.com – A Great Mix of Research Resources

genealogy2Access Genealogy is up a notch from the typical ancestry website. Its main page is pleasantly clean and well organized. Along the left side you’ll find links to some of the most unique research sources including charts, links to old letters, military records, native american records and much more.

One of the more fascinating resources here are the transcribed cemetary records. There are researchers in every State around the U.S. that walk through the oldest cemetaries and actually transcribe names along with birthdates, date of death and family members. This resource alone will hold your interest for hours.

8. The Olive Tree – The Starting Point for Any Amateur Researcher

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Olive Tree Genealogy is another private researcher’s website holding a collection of links and resources for historical data. One thing that sets this site apart from others is that it’s apparent a great deal of research went into the provided links. The website creator, Lorine McGinnis Schulze, writes that she started the site in 1996 in order to provide free resources to other researchers.

The truth is, she delivers well on that promise. One of the more impressive links on the site are the ship passenger lists where you can search through the names of your ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago. Another very useful resource for anyone first starting out in genealogy is the “guide for beginners” that walks you through each step of finding your ancestors, and gives you the specific resources you should check out first in order to conduct that research.

7. GeneaBios – Reading about Life Stories

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Ancestry research aside, if you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by the life story of someone who lived a hundred or more years before you were born – then this biography database should be your first stop. You can search through the database alphabetically or just search by specific name.

This database turns up a very long list of biographies written up by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted a thorough investigation and provide their results. Read about the person who built the old stone tavern in the middle of town, or the lives of the people who founded the community where you live.

The Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors

Without exaggerating, there are thousands of genealogy websites out there. MakeUseOf has touched on genealogy resources before – such as Mackenzie’s review of the GRAMPS software that lets you track your research, or Kinshuk’s review of the Kindo family tree building tool. When it comes to genealogy websites, they mostly all seem to be nothing more than lists of links to other resources.

Occasionally you’ll find a truly useful website with a search feature that accesses real data. For the purpose of this article, I will provide a list of the top 10 free genealogy websites that would be most valuable to anyone first entering into the hobby. These sites provide valuable tools, guides and access to databases that are overflowing with historic data.

genealogyThere are two things that mark KindredTrails as a “typical” genealogy website. The first is that there are links to Ancestry.com on almost every page. This seems like a sort of pandemic with genealogy sites.

Secondly, like most other ancestry sites, KindredTrails is very much a link-oriented site. However, it does make it onto the top ten list because the site is well designed, the links are well organized. Additionally, the links provided on this site are very useful and valuable.

9. Access Genealogy.com – A Great Mix of Research Resources

genealogy2Access Genealogy is up a notch from the typical ancestry website. Its main page is pleasantly clean and well organized. Along the left side you’ll find links to some of the most unique research sources including charts, links to old letters, military records, native american records and much more.

One of the more fascinating resources here are the transcribed cemetary records. There are researchers in every State around the U.S. that walk through the oldest cemetaries and actually transcribe names along with birthdates, date of death and family members. This resource alone will hold your interest for hours.

8. The Olive Tree – The Starting Point for Any Amateur Researcher

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Olive Tree Genealogy is another private researcher’s website holding a collection of links and resources for historical data. One thing that sets this site apart from others is that it’s apparent a great deal of research went into the provided links. The website creator, Lorine McGinnis Schulze, writes that she started the site in 1996 in order to provide free resources to other researchers.

The truth is, she delivers well on that promise. One of the more impressive links on the site are the ship passenger lists where you can search through the names of your ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago. Another very useful resource for anyone first starting out in genealogy is the “guide for beginners” that walks you through each step of finding your ancestors, and gives you the specific resources you should check out first in order to conduct that research.

7. GeneaBios – Reading about Life Stories

genealogy4

Ancestry research aside, if you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by the life story of someone who lived a hundred or more years before you were born – then this biography database should be your first stop. You can search through the database alphabetically or just search by specific name.

This database turns up a very long list of biographies written up by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted a thorough investigation and provide their results. Read about the person who built the old stone tavern in the middle of town, or the lives of the people who founded the community where you live.

6. Family Tree Searcher – Online Quizzes to Help Your Research

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The family tree searcher is another website created by a private researcher. This site is unique in that some of the resources are actually interactive quizzes that allow you to customize your research method.

One very useful quiz in particular is the “free advice” quiz, which asks you a series of questions about what you’re looking for, and at the end it provides you with a customized “research plan” along with the free resources that are most likely to help.

5. Genealogy Today – The Google of Ancestry

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Of all privately created websites, this one is probably one of those that you could bookmark and use for all of your research needs. This site provides links to the usual resources like census data or death records.

What makes this site stand above the rest are the more creative sources offered, such as funeral cards, ration books, criminal records and even business cards. As many researchers know, the most successful results usually come from the more unorthodox methods.

4. U.S. National Archives – The Prime Source for U.S. Ancestry Information

genealogy7If you’re in the U.S. and you’re a historical researcher, the National Archives should be at the very top of your resource list. Eventually, most other websites end up linking to these resources anyway, so why not just start at the source?

This is where you’ll find census information, military records, immigration records, and even bankruptcy records. There are even articles and information on historical researching techniques.

3. U.K. National Archives – A Plethora of U.K. Historical Data

genealogy11The UK also has a valuable resource for history buffs in the form of its own National Archives website.  The main page of this website offers links to data such as births, marriage and deaths, census records, passenger lists and much more. European history is long, and these resources are unbelievably thorough and archived all the way back a thousand years.

On this website, you’ll also find valuable guides and articles on researching family and military history.

2. US GenWeb Project – The Top Source for U.S. Researchers

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One of the largest and most valuable resources for historic information available to U.S. genealogy researchers is the USGenWeb project.

This project is made of up historical enthusiasts who actively volunteer their time and energy to provide free informationfor other researchers throughout the country. Just click on the State where you’re looking for information, and you’ll go directly to the State’s GenWeb site where the free resources for your community and local history are provided.

1. WorldGenWeb Project – World History Buffs Unite!

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Once you get involved in genealogical research, the fastest thing that becomes apparent is that the hobby knows no borders. You’ll find expert researchers in just about every country from all around the world, and the best research available that brings all of these global enthusiasts together is the WorldGenWeb Project. This resource provides researchers with a safe place where they can focus on valuable and useful resources to conduct their research. Click on the country of your choice and eventually you can drill down to the specific community, and related free genealogy websites where you can hunt for more ancestral information.

LIFE


 

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...
English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw writing in notebook at time of first production of his play “Pygmalion.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Deutsch: Albert Einstein
Deutsch: Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw

 

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

 

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
― Albert Einstein

 

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

 

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
― André GideAutumn Leaves

 

“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”
― Bessie Anderson StanleyMore Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Aunt Glady Serene Linderman Nelson


The Dubuque County Courthouse. This particular...
The Dubuque County Courthouse. This particular courthouse is an example of Beaux-Arts architecture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Old Cable elevator
Old Cable elevator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Seal of the City of Dubuque, Iowa.
Seal of the City of Dubuque, Iowa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Great Aunt Glady Serene Linderman Nelson would have been 106 years of age today. She always remembered our birthdays, even nieces and nephews, that she had never met. She never forgot to send a birthday card with a dime or quarter. She did not have much, but whatever she could send she would. It impressed on my little mind growing up, that someone all the way up in Dubuque, Iowa was thinking about me.

It made me feel special.

Besides the fact that we didn’t get much mail, and when a letter was just for me, it was exciting. Aunt Glady was a Proofreader for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald newspaper for years. She was the strong matriarch in the Nelson clan. She divorced and moved to the Linderman Home place at 705 West Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa with her widowed father. Glady cared for her father up until his death in 1968. Her father, Edward Francis Linderman and mother Gudrun Ivarra Lund Linderman had their home built in the 1900’s, and it still stands today. It is beautifully kept up.

My mother, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill and step dad, Louis Clifford Mancill took me and my brother Karl Thomas Frederick, and our cousin, Rebecca Sue Cooke Reeder Floyd to visit them in June 1970. We got to sleep in the attic. We rode the cable car, which terrified me to death. I was scared of heights and that car went straight down the mountain. Back then, children could walk to the store to pick up some things.

 

Me, Karl, and Rebecca “Becker” walked to the little store down the alley and bought some licorice and other treats. We were happy. A quarter used to buy a lot back then.

Dear Aunt Glady, you are gone but not forgotten. RIP Below is the memorial that I made for her.

Gladys Serene “Glady Serena” Linderman Nelson
 
Birth: Aug. 17, 1906
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1996
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Daughter of Edward Francis “Edy” Linderman & Gudrun Ivarra “Gud” Lund Linderman, of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.
Baptized as Lutheran on November 11, 1906 in Winona, Minnesota. Gladys liked to be called Glady and preferred Serena instead of Serene.
Wife of Roy Leonard Nelson, Sr. They married in 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Mother of Roy Leonard “Jimmy” Nelson Jr, Richard Edward”Dickie”, & Shirley Lorraine Nelson.
Glady & Roy Sr. were divorced.
Glady resided with her Father after her Mother died, and cared for him up until his death in 1968.
Great Aunt “Glady” worked as a Proofreader for the Dubuque newspaper, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald until she retired.
Then she sold the Linderman homestead at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa, and moved to California to be near her sister, Evelyn “Eppie” (Linderman) Ayala, and brother-in-law, Arturo “Art” Ayala.
Glady always remembered the nieces and nephews, and Great nieces and nephews on our birthdays. We could always count on getting a birthday card from her with some money in it. She couldn’t afford much, but we thought that a dime or a quarter was a lot of money, because back then in the 1960’s it was. It made me feel special–knowing that someone that I hardly knew–way off in Iowa, was thinking of me.
Great Aunt Glady resided with her son Roy “Jimmy” Leonard Nelson Jr., at 4045 Linkwood Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas for the last few years of her life.
Cremated in Texas and ashes were brought back to Iowa and spread around Mother, Gudrun (Lund) Linderman’s gravesite, in Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa, because that is how she wanted it. Her Father’s ashes were also spread around Gudrun’s gravesite.Family links:
Parents:
Edward Francis Linderman (1875 – 1968)
Gudrun Ivarra Lund Linderman (1881 – 1924)Spouse:
Roy Nelson (1899 – 1958)Children:
Shirley Loraine Nelson Ogle (1928 – 1982)*
Richard Edward Nelson (1933 – 2006)*
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA 
 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069469
Gladys Serene Glady Serena <i>Linderman</i> Nelson
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Gladys Serene Glady Serena <i>Linderman</i> Nelson
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Gladys Serene Glady Serena <i>Linderman</i> Nelson
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Conservative Women Rock!


AMEN! NO SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM IN AMERICA! WE ARE THE DEFENDING MOTHERS OF AMERICA, AND WE WILL FIGHT RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR HUSBANDS AND OTHER PATRIOTS!!
Jean Marie “Jeanie” Linderman Frederick Mancill
 
Birth: Dec. 3, 1927
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 2012
Rosharon
Brazoria County
Texas, USA 

Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill, daughter of Phyllis “Phyl” (Palen) Linderman and Harry William Linderman. Granddaughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, also of Edward Francis Linderman and Gudrun Ivarra (Lund)Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa.
Wife of LeRoy Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Texas. Divorced 1968. Six children together: Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick.
Wife of Louis Clifford Mancill. Married 5 December 1968, Houston, Texas. He preceded her in death. No children of this union. One step son, Michieal Wayne Mancill.
Mother just passed today, March 9, 2012, in Rosharon, Texas. She left us peacefully to be with Jesus. I am so grateful to have been able to spend the last six years living together with Mother. We got to be even closer than ever. She was blessed with a good life, and a good family. The services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Strickland Funeral Homes, in Somerville, TX, and burial followed at the same Oaklawn Cemetery, the same one where Aunt Yvonne Linderman (Levesque), Uncle Kenneth Jackson, and Aunt Yvarra “Billie” Linderman (Jackson) are buried. Mother left us just like she wanted to. She was at home surrounded with family that loved her. She just drifted off, and the angels came to get her. My consolation was she was not in pain, and not alone, and I was able to be there with her for her last six years of her life.
Mother’s viewing was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 4-9pm. The funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @11am @ Oaklawn Cemetery Pavilion, on Hwy. 36 in Somerville, TX. location at:, Strickland Funeral Home at 545 8th Street, SOMERVILLE, TEXAS 77879, (979)596-2133
Family links:
Parents:
Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)Spouses:
Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 – 2002)*

 

Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Somerville
Burleson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980
Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill
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Jean’s family was a very musical one. Her father played the violin and organ, and her mother sang and played the piano. Jean was very creative too.
– TEXAS TUDORS
Added: Jun. 11, 2012
To our wonderful Mother we miss you dearly.
– TEXAS TUDORS
Added: May. 13, 2012
Jean was a wonderful women. I will miss her. She made me laugh and smile. Sally is my best friend and I have spent time with her family at the beach. May the Lord bless all of you.
– Melanie Linder
Added: Mar. 10, 2012

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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes


The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, 1957
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, 1957 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes

For responsible, conservative, republican, patriots who believe in the power of people and their ability to improve themselves, and accept responsibility for their own feelings, and actions! Stop the blame-game, liberal losers!

Islamic law: Women, don’t come to mosque unless you’re ugly


 

 

AS USUAL BLAME THE WOMAN!! YOU EVIL PEDOPHILE MEN CANNOT CONTROL YOURSELF, THEN STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM WOMEN! BUT DON’T BLAME THEM FOR YOUR PERVERSIONS!

 

ACT for America Houston

By Robert Spencer

Too pretty- can’t pray at mosque

She’s hot- can’t pray at mosque

Very attractive- no praying at mosque for her

Doing some research just now on another matter, I came across this gem in a Sharia manual:

“It is offensive for an attractive or young woman to come to the mosque to pray (O: or for her husband to permit her), though not offensive for women who are not young or attractive when this is unlikely to cause temptation.” — ‘Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) F12.4

‘Umdat al-Salik is a Shafi’i manual of Islamic law endorsed by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the most prestigious institution in Sunni Islam, as “conforming to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community.”

The mind reels. Who determines whether a woman is old or unattractive enough for it not to be offensive for her to go to…

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Raising The Flag~~Our Symbol of Freedom!!


Backlit Flag
Backlit Flag (Photo credit: jpmatth)
Flag Day 2011
Flag Day 2011 (Photo credit: SFA Union City)
Flag Day
Flag Day (Photo credit: Lester Public Library)
Flag of the United States of America
Flag of the United States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As the sun rises each day, millions of Americans raise the flag in a silent salute to our country and the values it represents. On this Flag Day, let us remember what the flag symbolizes and the many who have sacrificed so that we may fly it proudly.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HELP KEEP HER FREE AND SAFE! WE PROUDLY FLY OUR AMERICAN AND TEXAN FLAG! THIS FLAG IS NOT JUST A RAG! MOOCHELLE IS NOT A PATRIOT, SHE HAS PROVEN IT TIME AND AGAIN! SHE ADMITTED THAT SHE WAS NEVER PROUD OF AMERICA, THAT IS UNTIL SHE AND OVOMIT STARTED TURNING THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA INTO THE UNITED SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA!! WE WILL NOT SUBMIT TO YOUR TYRANNY!! STOP THE POS FROM TRANSFORMING OUR COUNTRY INTO A SOCIALIST/MARXIST/COMMUNIST COUNTRY!!

LOOK AT AFRICA, LOOK AT INDONESIA, EGYPT, AND EVEN BRITAIN!! WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT OUR COUNTRY CHANGED INTO THE HELL HOLES, THAT YOU CRAWLED OUT OF!! EVICT THE ENEMY WITHIN OUR WHITE HOUSE!!

VOTE REPUBLICAN-PATRIOT ALL THE WAY!! REMOVE ALL THE SOCIALIST/DEMOCRAPS FROM OFFICE!!

National Anthem of the Confederate States of America


 

Seal of the Confederate States of America
Seal of the Confederate States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Confederate National Flag since Mar 4 1865 (Mo...
Confederate National Flag since Mar 4 1865 (Mobile version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HONOR OUR HERITAGE. IT IS ABOUT HERITAGE NOT HATE. RIP ALL OUR SOUTHERN ANCESTORS THAT DIED FIGHTING TO KEEP AMERICA UNITED AND FREE.

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
A Virtual Cemetery created by: TEXAS TUDORS

Description: To honor all the soldiers that have died for what they believed in.

Records 1 to 26 (of 26 total matches)

Name etery
Carroll, Sgt Samuel Houston 66063182
b. Nov. 15, 1838 d. May 30, 1863
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Davis, I 3185433
b. unknown d. Mar. 8, 1863
Nashville National Cemete…
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, A 2980553
b. unknown d. May 14, 1864
Chattanooga National Ceme…
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, Corp C.B. 8489694
b. unknown d. Aug. 16, 1863
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Frederick, John 32489541
b. unknown d. Sep. 22, 1905
Chalmette National Cemete…
Chalmette
St. Bernard Parish
Louisiana, USA
Hampton, J. L. 12343586
b. Oct. 20, 1840 d. Dec. 24, 1883
Oak Dale Cemetery
Huckabay
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, Jefferson Blufe 12219891
b. Jun. 8, 1845 d. Feb. 26, 1923
West End Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, William M. 40574062
b. Aug. 25, 1836 d. Nov. 5, 1923
Proctor Cemetery
Proctor
Comanche County
Texas, USA
Keith, J. H. 20578911
b. Feb. 21, 1829 d. Nov. 8, 1901
Johnson Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Linderman, Aaron 3255971
b. unknown d. Dec. 15, 1863
Alexandria National Cemet…
Alexandria
Alexandria city
Virginia, USA
Linderman, Sgt Abraham 21069099
b. 1810 d. Sep. 13, 1891
Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Linderman, Alexander 33636912
b. unknown d. Oct. 20, 1862
US Soldiers’ and Airmen’s…
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Linderman, Alonzo S 3193962
b. unknown d. Apr. 1, 1865
Nashville National Cemete…
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Linderman, Lieut Charles 15691007
b. Feb. 4, 1839 d. Apr. 15, 1907
Clarinda Cemetery
Clarinda
Page County
Iowa, USA
Linderman, Sgt Cornelius 10023701
b. 1802 d. Apr. 7, 1864
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Linderman, Pvt Elijah Abraham 24309936
b. 1843 d. Jul., 1861
Oak Hill Cemetery
Boone County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, George 2891281
b. unknown d. Mar. 4, 1864
Rock Island National Ceme…
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, John 2501543
b. unknown d. May 17, 1865
Loudon Park National Ceme…
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Linderman, Samuel Lloyd 32107648
b. Mar. 7, 1832 d. Mar. 22, 1920
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Birdsboro
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Linderman, Thomas Gilbert 38879815
b. 1828 d. Jun. 25, 1905
Howard Cemetery
Ipava
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
McAdams, George W 71204084
b. Mar. 25, 1843 d. Feb. 20, 1915
Bristol Cemetery
Bristol
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Palen, Pvt George 58508083
b. unknown d. Nov. 9, 1862
Knoxville National Cemete…
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Tipton, T. J. 12342418
b. Aug. 20, 1837 d. Jul. 26, 1901
Oak Dale Cemetery
Huckabay
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Isaiah Davis 37479572
b. Apr. 12, 1836 d. Oct. 12, 1916
Evergreen Cemetery
Paris
Lamar County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Thomas Benton 21076143
b. Jul. 2, 1842 d. May 25, 1917
Corinth Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, William Duncan “W. D.” 2537972
b. 1836 d. Jan. 3, 1865
Finns Point National Ceme…
Pennsville
Salem County
New Jersey, USA

 

The Claussens from Germany


Emma Elsie <i>Claussen</i> Palen

Emma Elsie Claussen Palen & daughter, Phylis Adele Palen, c. 1908, Caledonia, Minnesota. My Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

I just found out more information on my Great Grandmother’s family. She is the daughter of Henry Classen (Claussen) and Maria Classen from Germany.

The Census for 1870 for Illinois shows:

name: Henry Classen
estimated birth year: 1827
gender: Male
age in 1870: 43y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Germany
home in 1870: Illinois, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Classen M 43y Germany
Maria Classen F 43y Germany
August Classen M 13y Illinois
Frederick Classen M 11y Illinois
Mina Classen F 9y Illinois
Caroline Classen F 7y Illinois
Emma Classen F 5y Illinois
Louisa Classen F 1y Illinois
Source Citation

United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6WY-NFY : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Henry Classen in household of Henry Classen, Illinois, United States; citing p. 4, family 26, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 545791.

It has taken me 25 years to find out who her parents were. I was so excited to find another link.

Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen
Birth: Feb. 15, 1865
Monee
Will County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1930
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, beloved first wife of Frank Joseph Palen, they married in 1885 in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.
Mother of Phylis Adele Eugenia(Palen)Linderman, my Grandmother. I never knew my Great Grandmother, Emma because she died before I was born.
My Mother is Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill, and she told me that Emma was Lutheran, but Frank was Catholic. And…that poor Emma had to attend her church alone, because she had promised to raise their children as Catholic.
My Grandmother wasn’t allowed to attend church with her Mother, and was forced to attend Catholic schools until she was in High School.
Phylis changed spelling of her name to Phyllis, and that she begged her Father to allow her to go to Public High School. He never forgave himself for it, because she married a Lutheran not a Catholic.
Through research, thanks to LeRoy Amacher, I found out that Frank and Emma were buried in the Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa, beside each other.
Emma was a good, loving, and kind woman. She was a homemaker.
Emma and Frank had four children Leo, Phylis, Hedwig, and Flossie Palen. Hedwig and Flossie died very young.
They have many, many descendants. They would be proud.
One of their daughters, my Grandmother, Phylis Adele (Palen) Linderman, and Harry William Linderman, had four daughters: Yvonne (Burgess Levesque), Yvarra “Billie” (Jackson), Jean Marie(Frederick Mancill), and Patricia Mae “Patsy” (Cooke), and no sons.Family links:
Spouse:
Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)*Children:
Leo Frank Palen (1890 – 1971)*
Phylis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)*
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Dubuque
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24954456
Seal of Illinois. Center image extracted from ...
Seal of Illinois. Center image extracted from Illinois flag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PALEN FAMILY HISTORY


PALEN FAMILY HISTORY
My Great-Great Grandfather, Leopold Frank & Mary (May)(Haupert) Palen Family-Caledonia, Minnesota-1898

Virginia Palen Long, Leo Palen, Harry Linderman, & Jean Linderman Frederick Mancill-1970-Dixon, Illinois.

 

PALEN FAMILY HISTORY

Great Grandfather, Frank Joseph Palen, in 1948 in Dubuque, Iowa with Great Grandchildren, Mike Jackson, Bill & Pete Burgess.

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My Maternal Aunt, Patricia (Patsy) Mae Linderman (Cooke), Grandmother,Phyllis Eugenia (Palen) Linderman, & Great Grandfather, Frank Joseph Palen in 1943 in Dubuque, Iowa.

 

PALEN FAMILY HISTORY

My Maternal Great Uncle, Leopold “Leo” Frank Palen-Dixon, Illinois

PALEN FAMILY HISTORY

 

Robert Leon Palen (Father Bob), Catholic Priest in Dubuque, Iowa.

LINDERMAN-GERMAN ANCESTORS


I am the Sixth Great Granddaughter of, Johann Justus Lindermann, and Anna Elizabeth (Imbsweiler) Lindermann, who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1740 from Zweibrucken, Rheinland, Germany.

Johann was born August 2, 1690 in Dachrieden, Thuringia, Germany. He married Anna Elizabeth Imbsweiler on January 3, 1719 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bayern (Germany).

In December 1740, they helped to build the German Flatts, Germantown Township, Pennsylvania. He was a Linen Weaver.

Children: Johann Jacob, Johann Heinrich, Maria Catharina, Marie Elisabeth, Johann Adam, Johann Valentin, Catharine, Susanna Elisabeth, and Johanna LINDERMAN (also spelled LINDERMAN).

Jason Ryan Fallin


Jason’ boyhood home at 13350 Mobile Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77015.

Isn’t he adorable? My baby is 26 now! This photo barely survived the flood (Tropical Storm Allison).
This was Easter 1983. At Grandma & Grandpa “Jean & Lou” Mancill’s house at 11039 Lafferty Oaks Street, in Houston, Texas 77013.
Jason and I resided at 13350 Mobile Street,  (Northshore subdivision), Houston, Harris County, Texas 77015.

He begged me to let him open a lemonade stand in our front yard. I told him no, but he insisted and I gave in and let him. I didn’t believe that he would sell any, but he showed me! He sold three or four pitchers. I was sooo proud of him. My little man selling at not even two years old yet. He had more confidence than I did. His Daddy and me gave him a lot of love. Jason and I resided at the house on Mobile Street from 1984 to 1990. God really blessed us with the gift of his life. Jason’s Daddy, Richard, tried to have a child of our own for ten years. Jason is not the child of our bodies, but of our hearts!

Leonard Ross Tudor’s~52nd. Birthday~June 2008


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Len in 1st. grade at Crystal City, Texas, 1962-1963.

Born in Dublin, Erath County, Texas.

Son of Donald Wayne Tudor & Annie Mae (McCann) Tudor of Uvalde, Texas, formerly Stephenville, Texas.

Leonard wanted to just stay home and be with me. Len grilled a steak for our lunch. I ordered pizza for dinner. It was good. I worked on genealogy. It was a good day. We both get so tired of being on the road all the time! We did what we wanted for a change. Home Sweet Home.

Our Newest Marine-Mathew Lee Frederick



Mathew Lee Frederick, graduated from boot camp in San Diego, California in April 2008.

Son of Karl Thomas Frederick & Frances Katherine (Aherne-Conroy) Frederick of 218 Seventh Street, Taylor, Williamson County, Texas.

Brother of Johnathan David Frederick.

Grandson of Leroy Eugene Frederick and Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill of Houston, Harris County, Texas. Also David Anthony Aherne-Conroy and Patricia (Wells) Aherne-Conroy of Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England. 

Great Grandson of Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick & Charlie Frederick, who resided on 210 Davis Street, in Taylor, Williamson County, Texas in 1920. Also David Joseph Aherne-Conroy of Cork County, Ireland, and Jean Marie Frankham of Gosport, England. 

Nephew of Sally (Frederick) Tudor & Leonard Tudor, of Houston, Texas.

Louis “Lou” Clifford Mancill~~My Step Dad


Louis and Jean Mancill, Galveston, TX

Louis Clifford “Lou” Mancill

Birth: Nov. 2, 1924
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 2002
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

Grew up in Robertsdale & Mobile, Alabama. Grandson of John Travis Wilson & Annie Missouri Flowers, and Edmond Mancill & Rosetta (Dillard) Mancill of Alabama.

One of eight (8) living children. Son of Elliott Devocious Mancill & Cora Lee (Wilson) Mancill of Alabama.

Served as a Pvt. in World War II, in France in the U.S. Army, and was promoted to Sgt. when he served in Korean War in Korea. Served as a cook in the Army near the front lines. He risked his life to feed our troups.

Married to Myrtle Marie Elder and had two sons, Robert and Carl Mancill, in Mobile, Alabama. They were divorced and Louis moved to Houston, Harris County, Texas in the 1950’s.

Married to Mildred Marie Bartlett and had one son, Michiael Wayne Mancill, in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Divorced in 1968.

Married to Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick on December 5, 1968 in Harmony Wedding Chapel,  in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

No children by “birth”, but six children by way of “heart”. He always called me his Daughter, and I felt loved by him. I babysat for his son, Michiael, in 1967, on Cheston Dr., Jacinto City, Texas. I was only 12 years of age. Mike and I are brother & sister in God’s eyes anyway. Mike and his Dad loved to play the guitar together. Louis never favored any of his children over the others. He loved all “God’s children” equally. The Grandkids called him “Honey” Lou, because Grandma called him “Honey”.

“Alabama Lou” is what the friends at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, Pasadena, Tx called him. Lou played music with Paul Buskirk and Johnny Day in 1970.

Anyone who ever met him knew that he loved his family and was a proud Army Veteran of World War II and Korea. Louis played the guitar and sang for his buddies.

In 1980,Richard Wayne Fallin, myself, and my Mother and Dad, were blessed to be able to visit England and France. My Dad revisited some of the places that he was stationed at in France. He never was able to talk about the horror of it all, because it hurt too much. 

He was a faithful, lifelong Church of Christ member. He has a brother, Glenn & Marie (Black) Mancill, who survived him, they live in Friendswood, Texas. Since, Louis and Glenn both resided in Houston, Texas, they were able to spend a lot of time fishing and hunting together. “Lou” even had a Harley Davidson motorcycle in 1947. Louis also had two brothers, John Elliott and Gerald Mancill, that survived him. They reside in Alabama. His parents, a brother, Floyd, and two sisters, Emma Laura Mancill Matuk, and Annie Lee Mancill Horan, preceded him in death.

“Cliff” is what they called him at work. He worked for the Lee Thompson, Co. for many years. He did air conditioning and heating repair. But…my Dad could fix anything! He loved working with his hands. We still have a beautiful home in Houston, TX, that his two hands helped to rebuild after it flooded in 2001.

“Lou” as we called him, and my Mother, Jean Linderman Frederick Mancill, built us a home up on the lake at Sam Houston Lake Estates near Cleveland, TX. in 1969. Of course, us kids helped a lot too. It still stands today. He told me that he wired his parents home in Robertsdale, AL, so that they could have their first home with electricity back in the 1940’s.

I could go on and on about all the things this man did while on this earth, but there isn’t enough time to. I’ll just say that he was an honest, faithful, hardworking, and good man, who is dearly missed. 

Burial: Houston National Cemetery 
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

Abraham and Maria A. “Mary” (Hammell) Linderman


This is all that’s left of the Linderman family urn flower pot.

Abraham &amp; Mary (Holman) Linderman
Harry, Mary, and Edward Linderman-Dubuque, Iowa


Mother Mary (Hammell) Linderman’s headstone.

Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minnesota where the Linderman family plot is located.

Abraham Linderman, was my 3rd. Great Grandfather, and he was born in 1810 in Montgomery, Orange County, New York, USA, and he died 2 Sept. 1893 in Winona, Minnesota, USA. He enlisted in Civil War as Sgt. for the Union. A Yankee soldier. He was born in New York. His ancestors settled in Germantown Twp., Pennsylvania in 1697.

His ancestors helped found America. Our Linderman ancestors fought in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, American Civil War. We are proud German descendants of the Linderman family.

Abraham Linderman married Mary Hammell in 1833 in New York. They moved to Minnesota in 1856. Their homestead was at 231 E. Mark St, Winona, Minnesota.

He and Mary had one child, Mary Linderman, born 1859, in Bemidji, Minnesota. (she never married and it was a deep, dark secret until 1995).

She had one son, Edward Francis (E.F.) Linderman, of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. She resided with her son, “Edy” and her daughter-in-law, “Gud” Gudrun Ivarra (Lund) Linderman, at 705 W. Third St., Dubuque, Iowa, until her death in 1924.

Gudrun Lund emigrated from Norway in 1896. She also died in Dubuque, Iowa in 1924.

God bless my poor ancestors, they lost so much. Abraham survived the Civil War, and lived until 1884, with his beloved Mary, in the Linderman Home place at 231 E. Mark St., Winona, Minnesota. His wife, Mary (Hammell) Linderman, preceded him in death, in 1884.

Burial: Linderman family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA

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