Monthly Archives: February 2016

Frederick Turley b. 23 May 1832, d. 24 Feb. 1875

Frederick Turley was a brother to my Great-Great Grandmother, Charlotte Turley.  In a letter from Dr. Joseph Soll Turley, we learn this about Frederick, son of Theodore and Frances Turley: “His son Frederick had three daughters: Amelia, who was tall … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Leave a comment

Mary Ann Pain Holt Barker died 100 Years ago Today

This is my 2nd Great-Grandma, Mary Ann.  Today is the 100 year anniversary of her death. Taken from the Pleasant View Book found in FHL in SLC:  Historical notes of Mary Ann Holt Barker as given by herself from memory to … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Leave a comment

Remembering Mary Ann Pain Holt Barker, d. 22 Feb 1916

   One hundred years ago today my 2nd Great-Grandma died in Ogden, Utah. Obituary from the The Ogden Standard/Examiner, 23 Feb 1916: Mrs. Mary Ann Barker died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah E. Taylor, 84_, Washington … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Christof Wilhelm Schaefer b. 20 Feb 1846, Grossgartach

Today is the birth day of my Great-Grandfather Christof Wilhelm Schaefer.  Below is the Schaefer family home in Grossgartach where they lived and below are photos I took of their home when I visited in 2003. Christof was a sculptor and … Continue reading

Posted in Lewis Family | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Today Claire is 22 years old.  What an interesting mirror she is in my life!  I look at her and see me, then turn to a mirror and see an old lady.  I am puzzled by how that feels.  My … Continue reading

Posted in Lewis Family | 1 Comment

Better than we know ourselves. Way better.

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Martin Benjamin Bushman b. 5 Feb 1841

Today is the birthday of my great-great grandpa’s brother, Martin.  A few years ago I found the history below in their brother, John’s journal and I transcribed it.  How I love hearing someone tell their story in their own voice! … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | 1 Comment