Saturday, February 16, 2013

Surname Saturday - Banet


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.
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.
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.
14. Francis Isidore Banet was born on 15 Aug 1863 in Indiana. He died in Apr 1945 in Indiana. He was
the son of 28. Isadore Banet and 29. Rosalie SPRIGLER. He married Adeline Josephine EVE on 31
Oct 1893 in Floyd County, Indiana.
15. Adeline Josephine EVE was born 11 Feb 1867 in Indiana. She died 05 Nov 1958 in Indiana. She
was the daughter of 30. Joseph EVE and 31. Annette.
28. Isadore Banet was born on 27 Sep 1832 in Jourmenot [Arcy] France. He died on 30 May 1901 in
Floyd Knobs, Floyd Co., IN. He was the son of 56. Ettiene Banet and 57. Francoise Bidaine. He
married Rosalie SPRIGLER.
29. Rosalie SPRIGLER was born 25 Jul 1836 in Floyd Co., IN; Floyd Knobs, Floyd, Indiana. She died 23
Feb 1904 in Floyd Knobs, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of 58. Francis SPRIGLER and 59.
56. Ettiene Banet was born on 17 Jan 1795 in Arcy, District De L'Isle, Dept. De Doubs, France. He died
on 18 Apr 1871 in Floyd Knobs, IN. He was the son of 112. Ettiene Banet Sr. and 113. Jeanne
Claudine Guignard. He married Francoise Bidaine on 01 Oct 1821 in Arcey, France.
57. Francoise Bidaine was born 18 Apr 1802 in Arcey, France. She died 16 Mar 1877 in Floyd Knobs,
IN. She was the daughter of 114. Jean Claude Bidaine and 115. Francoise Brun.
112. Ettiene Banet Sr.. He married Jeanne Claudine Guignard.
113. Jeanne Claudine Guignard.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Reunion Supplies At Great Prices

I was recently looking over some websites searching for a great supplier for all things reunion related. There were some good sites out there (I won't go over all of them now - maybe later!). I began abstractly thinking about suppliers - jumped to caterers - jumped to restaurant suppliers - jumped to hotel suppliers - and found Hotel Supply.

Wow! Great supplies in larger quantities for those big reunion parties, and at a great price! What a great find under Georgia Hotel Supplies Online. Yep... I think I'll have this years reunion in the bag!

Fanily Recipe Friday - Banana Nut Cake

I wish I could claim the ownership of this recipe, but the truth is, I got it so many years ago that I can’t remember where I got it from! I just know that it’s one of my family’s favorites, and I have been making this for special desserts and birthdays for most of my adult life. The recipe card where I hand printed the recipe years ago is nearly worn in two, and the blue ink faded so you can hardly read it. A while back I put several of my most favorites into my computer for safe keeping, and this was the first one I put in! Everyone loves this one! Try it. I’m sure you will too!!!


1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas [bruised are good for this recipe]

2 tsp. lemon juice

3 c. flour

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

¾ c. butter, softened [use real butter – not margarine!]

2 ¼ c. granulated sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ c. buttermilk


½ c. butter

1 (8-oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened at room temperature

1 tsp. vanilla

3 ½ c. confectioner’s sugar

1 c. chopped walnuts



Preheat oven to 275°.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.

In a small bowl, mix mashed banana with the lemon juice; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and 2 1/8 cups sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.

Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.

Stir in banana mixture.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and place directly into the freezer for 45 minutes. This will make the cake very moist.

For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth.

Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Add icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high speed until frosting is smooth.

Spread on cooled cake.

Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of the frosting.



Purchase bananas when on sale, peel, and store in freezer in ziplock freezer bags. These bananas aren’t good for eating right out of the freezer, but can be used for baking or cooking with no problem! Lightly sprinkle with lemon juice to reduce browning. They will become very, very dark in the freezer, but the taste will not be lost! They are wonderful for this cake!

The Answer To Thursday's Where Am I?

Did you correctly guess the location of this photograph?
If you guess Berlin's Brandenbourg Gate, then you were correct!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Where Am I?

Each Thursday I post a photo taken during one of my travels. I ask you to take a guess as to where the photo is taken at and post your answer in the comments below!

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Place your guess below and come back tomorrow to see the correct answer!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - John Benzel


JAN. 11. 1835
JUNE 18. 1899
John Benzel was born in Germany. He and his wife, Wilhemine, came to America aboard ship in May of 1861 with their two eldest daughters, Amelia and Mathilda. They went on to have six more children. The third born was my great-grandmother, Josephine.
John died in Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana. He and Wilhelmine are buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Memories - Uncle Art

Word has reached us that Uncle Art died sometime in the last two weeks.
Several years ago, Art distanced himself from the family. No one really understood why. But one of the last things he ever spoke to me was that “when I die, no one’s gonna know about it till weeks or months afterward. I don’t want anybody moaning and grieving over me!”
And that’s just how it was.
While I wasn’t close to him, barely knew him actually, he was still my Mother’s older brother, and Mama grieves the loss of yet another sibling. This leaves just her and one other sibling from the family of five children that remains living; Mama being the baby of the bunch, feels the loss tremendously.
Arthur Calvin Dreher
Born 29 Mar 1926, Indiana
Died Jan 2013, Arizona
Son of Henry Condar Dreher [1902-1977] and Irene Caroline Banet Dreher [1906-1989]
Rest in peace Uncle Art.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday's Confirmation - Richard III Identified

Long awaited DNA results have finally confirmed that the bones beneath a Leicester car park are indeed that of slain King Richard III.

Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch's family.

Lead archaeologist Richard Buckley, from the University of Leicester, told a press conference to applause: "Beyond reasonable doubt it's Richard."

Richard, killed in battle in 1485, will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Surname Saturday - Another "Unknown"

Today we will look at one of the “Unknown”’s in dh’s tree:

Generation 1

1. Johnnie Lee HENRY son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge was 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

4. William Lee HENRY son of Sterling Price HENRY and Fannie UNKNOWN was born on 17 Jul 1892

in Cayce, Fulton, Kentucky. He died on 24 Jan 1965 in Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky.

5. Emma Louise PETTIE daughter of Timothy Martin PETTIE and Elizabeth Ann WILLIAMS was born

on 16 Jun 1895 in Columbus, Hickman, Kentucky. She died in Aug 1985 in Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky.



8. Sterling Price HENRY son of Strother F. HENRY and Lucinda Josephine WADE was born on 04 Apr

1862 in Fulton County, Kentucky. He died on 16 Jul 1914 in Fulton County, KY.

9. Fannie UNKNOWN was born in Oct 1865 in Illinois.


Who was this Fannie? Will we ever know? Research continues.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Next Week's Menu

Our menu for the coming week:

Saturday: meatloaf, baked potato and green veggie


Sunday: beefaroni [homemade], Italian bread and green veggie


Monday: pinto beans, cornbread and kale


Tuesday: homemade potato soup and homemade bread


Wednesday: potpies


Thursday: chili dogs and onion rings


Friday: breakfast for dinner: eggs, bacon and biscuits

Where Am I - Answered

Did you guess that this picture from yesterday….


….was the Gare du Nord [train station] in Paris, France?