Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sentimental Sunday - Matthew West 'Family Tree'

A gentle reminder that YOU make your own destiny. Our family's may have been a part of our heritage, but we determine where we are going!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Amaneunsis Monday - The Cemetery Plot Purchase

This Indenture Witnesses That
Wolfe Cemetery, INC.
Georgetown, Indiana
In consideration of  One Hundred Dollars, to it paid, hereby sells and conveys
Unto Henry Dreher, the perpetual use and occupancy, for the purpose hereinafter
Mentioned, of the following described parcel of land known as Lot 5 & 7, in Range No. 10 Section 5 of
Plat No. 702 of the
Wolfe Cemetery
Formerly
Georgetown Township Burying Ground
To have and to hold the same unto the said Henry Dreher and his heirs and assigns
Forever, as a Private Burying Lot, subject to such reasonable regulations for the good government and preservation of said Cemetery as
Said Wolfe Cemetery, INC., shall from time to time establish. It being expressly understood that this conveyance is executed and delivered
With the express reservation of the grantor, that if said premises shall at any time be used by any person whomever for any other purpose
Than herein set out, the use, occupation, rights and privileges granted hereunder shall immediately terminate.
                In Witness Whereof, Wolfe Cemetery, INC., pursuant to authority of its Board of
                Directors, has caused this deed to be executed by its President, attested by its Secretary, and its
                Corporate seal to be affixed this 19 day of May 1970.
 
[SEAL]                                                                                                   Kevin S. Watts
                                                                                                                                President
                                                                                                Attest:
                                                                                                                Helen Brunson
                                                                                                                                Secretary

Monday, December 17, 2012

Amaneunsis Monday - Gottleib Arrives In the US

Arrival on the ship "Patrick Henry" in New York, NY via London, England coming from Germany. Passenger listed before Gottleib [listed as Gottlob] is a George HUNSINGER. This could be a relative of Gottlieb's wife, Sarah HUNSINGER.
George HUNSINGER is listed on line 5 and Gottleib Dreher on line 6.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sentimental Sunday - We Are Family

A very special version of "We Are Family" directed by Spike Lee [this is one of my favorite versions ever!]

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Surname Saturday - Hunsinger


GENERATION 1

1. Cynthia Ann BEANE was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of 2. Walter Maxwell BEANE and 3. Lois Velleda DREHER. She married Johnnie Lee HENRY in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge. He was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

 

 

 

GENERATION 2

2. Walter Maxwell BEANE was born in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 4. John Monroe BEAN and 5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER in Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

3. Lois Velleda DREHER was born in Georgetown, FLoyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of 6. Henry Condar DREHER Jr. and 7. Irene Caroline BANET.

 

 

GENERATION 3

6. Henry Condar DREHER Jr. was born on 31 Dec 1902 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. He died on

17 May 1977 in Indiana. He was the son of 12. Henry Condar DREHER and 13. Josephine Sophie

Benzel. He married Irene Caroline BANET on 12 Dec 1923 in Indiana.

7. Irene Caroline BANET was born 24 May 1906 in Indiana. She died 08 Aug 1989 in Gap Mills,

Monroe Co., WV. She was the daughter of 14. Francis Isidore Banet and 15. Adeline Josephine EVE.

 

GENERATION 4

12. Henry Condar DREHER was born on 15 Jan 1863 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. He died on 29

Jan 1925 in Louisville, Jefferson Kentucky. He was the son of 24. Gottlieb DREHER and 25. Sarah

HUNSINGER. He married Josephine Sophie Benzel on 11 Aug 1884.

13. Josephine Sophie Benzel was born 21 Jul 1865 in Indiana. She died 12 Dec 1932 in Louisville,

Jefferson, KY. She was the daughter of 26. John Benzel and 27. Wilhelmina Lambrecht.

 

 

GENERATION 5

24. Gottlieb DREHER was born in 1827 in Baden, Germany. He died in Jan 1893 in Jefferson County,

Kentucky. He married Sarah HUNSINGER.

25. Sarah HUNSINGER was born 1829 in Alsace, Germany. She died 15 Sep 1900 in Louisville,

Jefferson, Kentucky.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Family Recipe Friday - Aunt Mildred's Coconut Cream Pie (Almost)


For years I have tried to woo my Aunt Mildred’s delicious coconut cream pie recipe from her. She will always respond with “a little of this and a little of that”. Finally I decided one day to watch her make the pie. I have never perfected her crust, but the pie itself… well, this is probably about as close as I can ever hope to come!!!

Enjoy!!!

 

 1 9" pie shell
Pie Filling
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup cornstarch

2 cups milk

1 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups coconut

Meringue
3 egg whites
1 tsp. baking powder
4 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. corn starch
1 tsp. vanilla

Take the eggs out of the refrigerator an hour or so before you are going to make the pie. A key to getting a good high meringue is that the egg whites be at room temperature.

Place the pie shell on a cookie sheet. Bake the pie shell in a 350 degree oven just until it's lightly browned. About 15 minutes.
Whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch and milk in a pan over medium heat. Stir frequently until it starts to thicken and bubble. Once it is thick add the butter, vanilla, and a cup of coconut and stir together. Pour filling into the pie shell.

For the meringue, add 1 tsp. of baking powder to the egg whites and start to beat the whites with an electric mixer on high. Gradually add in 4 Tbs. of sugar, continuing to beat. When stiff peaks start to form (this takes some time) add in 1 tsp. of corn starch and 1 tsp. of vanilla. Don't go too heavy on the vanilla or it will change the color of your meringue or use the colorless. Make sure your bowl and beaters are completely clean and dry before you start making the meringue. Any oil or residue will cause the meringue not to be high and light.

Spread the meringue over the pie and be sure to seal the meringue to the edges of the crust all the way around. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of coconut. Place in a 350 degree oven until it just starts to brown. It takes about 10 minutes.

Cool on rack.

Where Am I Thursday - Answer

Yesterday we posted this photograph.
Were you able to correctly guess the location?
Athens, Greece looking up the hill to the Parthenon.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Where Am I Thursday

Each Thursday I post a different picture of someplace I have been. Be sure to leave your guess in the comments, and then come back tomorrow to see if you were correct!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - George Culver Clements

PAPA
GEORGE CULVER CLEMENTS
MAY 30, 1873
MAR 21, 1963
 
George Culver Clements was the second born child of Joseph Hardin Clements [1849-1927] and Sarah Jane Tennille [1856-1934]. He was born in Gonzales County, Texas. His grandparents on both sides were early white settlers in the Republic of Texas.
He married Julia Ann Rogers [1873-1986] on 21 Dec 1893 in Junction City, Kibble County, Texas. The couple had nine children:
Letta May  [b. 1894]
Anne Eudora [1896-1908]
Pearl [1899-1989]
George Silas [b 1901]
Ida Julia [b1904]
Sallie Louise [b 1906]
Josephine [b1906]
Julian Culver [b 1911]
Woodrow Wilson [b1913]
George Culver Clements died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park  in Albuquerque.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Surname Saturday - Tennille

Once more we visit my husband's ancestry and the Tennille line:


GENERATION 1

1. Johnnie Lee HENRY son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

Cynthia Ann BEANE daughter of Walter Maxwell BEANE and Lois Velleda DREHER was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN.

Johnnie Lee HENRY and Cynthia Ann BEANE were married in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA.

 

GENERATION 2

2. Joseph Wright HENRY son of William Lee HENRY and Emma Louise PETTIE was born on 20 Sep

1927 in Fulton County, KY. He died on 16 Nov 1993 in Batesville, Panola, Mississippi.

3. Betty Louise Rotge daughter of John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks was born on 30 Aug

1930 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. She died on 05 Jul 2003 in Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas.

Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge were married on 30 Jul 1947.

 

GENERATION 3

6. John Cornelius ROTGE son of Peter ROTGE and Lillie Mae Surber was born on 16 Jan 1910. He

died on 09 Jun 1983 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.

7. Ora Lee Sparks daughter of William Jacob Sparks and Laura May Clements was born on 26 Oct

1914 in Bandera, Edwards, Texas. She died in Aug 1982 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks were married in 1930.

 

 

GENERATION 4

14. William Jacob Sparks son of Newton Caddell Sparks and Theodora Perrylee McCarty was born on

11 Mar 1883 in Erath County, Texas. He died on 12 Sep 1944 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.

15. Laura May Clements daughter of James Thomas CLEMENTS and Anne Caroline TENNILLE was

born on 12 May 1890 in McCullough County, Texas. She died on 06 Oct 1969 in Hilltop Convalescent

Home, 7602 Louis Pasteur Dr., San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

William Jacob Sparks and Laura May Clements were married on 15 Apr 1906 in Bandera, Texas.

 

 

GENERATION 5

30. James Thomas CLEMENTS son of Emanuel CLEMENTS and Martha Balch HARDIN was born on

30 May 1843 in Missouri. He died on 22 May 1897 in Dewitt County, Texas.

31. Anne Caroline TENNILLE daughter of George Culver TENNILLE and Amanda J. BILLINGS was

born on 11 Nov 1858 in Texas. She died on 14 Oct 1936 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

James Thomas CLEMENTS and Anne Caroline TENNILLE were married on 11 Jan 1872 in Gonzales

County, Texas.

 

 

GENERATION 6

62. George Culver TENNILLE son of George C. TENNILLE Sr. and Sarah DAVIS was born on 29 Dec

1825 in Saline County, Missouri. He died on 08 Jul 1874 in Sedan, Gonzales, Texas.

63. Amanda J. BILLINGS was born in 1840 in Tennessee.

George Culver TENNILLE and Amanda J. BILLINGS were married on 07 Jul 1855 in Gonzales

County, Texas.

 

 

GENERATION 7

124. George C. TENNILLE Sr. was born in 1771 in Pennsylvania. He died before 1860 in Dewitt County,

Texas.

125. Sarah DAVIS daughter of Warren DAVIS and Mary KINCHELOE was born in 1796 in Kentucky.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Family Recipe Friday - A Squash Kind of Day!


Each Friday I share a recipe with you, that may or may not be from an ancestor. Most of these are recipes that I use all the time in my cooking, and are recorded here for my grandchildren when they get older.

Today I want to share with you my yellow squash and zucchini with onions.

First, let me assure you, that if you are looking for a dish that has great presentation, this is NOT the one you want to use! It doesn’t present  well. But if you are looking for the simplest, easiest and tastiest veggie dish ever, then this is the one! Prep time is minimal [maybe 5 to 10 minutes, tops!], and the cook time is about 15 minutes! So it’s really fast. Very healthy. And the taste is unbelievable.

Yellow Squash, Zucchini and Onions

Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 medium yellow squash, washed

2 medium zucchini, washed

1 large yellow onion, sliced thin

2 tablespoons butter [do not use margarine]

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

With a sharp knife, slice the squash and zucchini into thin slices.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Toss in the onion slices. Stir fry just until the onion begins to get translucent, then add the squash and zucchini and fry just until they begin to soften. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

This makes an excellent side dish.

I have also added fresh chopped tomato, and topped with shredded parmesan cheese.  How many ways can you think of to “dress” this dish up?

Where Am I Answer For Thursday

Yesterday we posted this photograph
 
and asked you to identify the location.
 
Were you able to identify the train station at Ansbach, Germany?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Where Am I?

Each Thursday I am sharing a photograph with you of my travels. I also ask you to try to identify the location that is shown. Correct answers will be given each Friday.

Here is today's photograph:

 
Post your guess below, then check back tomorrow for the correct answer!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

George McLean In Union on Saturday

Historian and author, George McLean, will be presenting a talk at the Monroe County Historical Society  in Union, Monroe County, West Virginia on Saturday, December 8th at 1:30 p.m. He will be discussing the Skirmish at Pearisburg during the Civil War.

Please come out and hear this speaker! You will find his information fascinating!

Wordless Wednesday - George Culver Tennille, Jr.






Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - George Tennille, Jr.

 
GEORGE C.
             TENILLE JR.
1825-1874
 
 
Born 29 Dec 1825 in Saline County, Missouri, George Tennille Jr. was the third born of eight children to George Tennille, Sr. [1771 – abt 1860] and his wife, Sally Davis [b. 1796].
On 2 July 1846 in Gonzales County, Texas, George married Anastasia Brown.  Nothing is known of her.
On 7 July 1851, he married Unknown Kelso, in DeWitt County, Texas. [This information is found strictly in the Texas marriage collections, and again, nothing is known of this woman; not even her first name.]
On 19 July 1853, George married Ann Sample in DeWitt County, Texas. Once more nothing is known of this woman.
One may presume the above three women met with illness, tragedy or childbirth and died shortly after their marriages. There is no documentation providing us clues to their demise.
On 7 July 1855 in Gonzales County, Texas, George married Amanda J. Billings [1840-1916], the daughter of John Billings [1803-1872] and Jane Zumwalt [1806-1873]. The couple went on to have 7 children:
Sarah Jane Tennille         [1856-1934]
Anne Caroline                   [1858-1936]
Thomas Conley                 [1860-1925]
Henrietta                             [1861-1914]
Harriet M.                           [1864-1951]
James Henderson            [25 Aug 1866-4 Sep 1866]
Nancy Parilee                    [1868-1903]
George served in the Confederacy during the Civil War and was a scout interpreter for the Cavalry after the War.
He died 8 Jul 1874 in Sedan, Gonzales, Texas. He is buried at the Billings Cemetery, located in Gonzales County.
George Culver Tennille, Jr. was my husband’s gr-gr-gr-gr grandfather.

Billings Cemetery, Gonzales County, Texas.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Amaneunsis Monday - Tennille and Davis

 

"Territory of Missouri
County of Cooper} I James Brussles
a Justice of the peace for the County
aforesaid do hereby certify that I did
perform the Marriage Ceremony between
George Tennille and Sally Davis on the
twenty fourth day of November in the year
Eighteen Hundred and Nineteen.
Boonville 6th day January 1820
                         James Brussles J.P."

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Surname Saturday - Bean


GENERATION 1

1. Cynthia Ann BEANE was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of 2. Walter Maxwell BEANE and 3. Lois Velleda DREHER. She married Johnnie Lee HENRY in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge. He was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

 

 

 

GENERATION 2

2. Walter Maxwell BEANE was born in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 4. John Monroe BEAN and 5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER in Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

3. Lois Velleda DREHER was born in Georgetown, FLoyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of 6. Henry Condar DREHER Jr. and 7. Irene Caroline BANET.

 

 

GENERATION 3

4. John Monroe BEAN was born on 15 Dec 1866 in Cincinatti, Ohio. He died on 10 Apr 1954 in

Waiteville, Monroe Co., WV. He was the son of 8. William McHarvey BEAN and 9. Margaret Smith

PERKINS. He married Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE on 01 Dec 1935 in Covington, Alleghany, Virginia.

5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE was born 03 June 1897 in Monroe County, West Virginia. She died 01 Jan 1975, Clifton Forge, Alleghany, Virginia. She was the daughter of Stephen Ledford FAUDREE and Elizabeth CARNEFIX.

 

 

GENERATION 4

8. William McHarvey BEAN was born on 26 Aug 1832 in Dropping Lick, Near Zenith, Monroe Co, VA.

He died on 14 May 1890 in Gap Mills, Monroe Co, WV. He was the son of 16. William M. BEAN and

17. Rachel WISEMAN. He married Margaret Smith PERKINS on 26 Aug 1852 in Monroe County,

Virginia.

9. Margaret Smith PERKINS was born 03 Mar 1826 in Greenbrier County, Virginia. She died 11 Jun

1891 in Monroe County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of 18. Samuel PERKINS and 19.

Elizabeth TUCKWILLER.

 

 

GENERATION 5

16. William M. BEAN was born on 18 Sep 1792 in Baltimore, Maryland. He died on 01 Jan 1864 in

Wiseman's Hollow, Potts Creek, Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 32. William McBEAN and

33. Sarah BANE. He married Rachel WISEMAN on 20 Nov 1813 in Monroe County, VA.

17. Rachel WISEMAN was born 23 Apr 1790 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She died 07 Nov 1856 in

Potts Creek, Monroe County, WV. She was the daughter of 34. Joseph WISEMAN and 35. Elizabeth

BATEMAN.

 

 

GENERATION 6

32. William McBEAN. He died about 1804 in Monroe County, Virginia. He was married to Sarah.