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Saturday, December 8, 2012

SURNAME SATURDAY ~ LINDER Family Coming From Switzerland

Today I am sharing my Linder family line hoping to make contact with a distant family member.
My Linder family tree is the following
For Surname Saturday I am preparing the chart for my Zion family. This is my father's name. and I'm going in Ahnentafel order for my ancestral surnames. The line goes from me to my ancestor Linder of Switzerland landing in Pennsylvania in 1733 at the age of 53.

1. Grace Zion

2. Arthur Zion b April 30 1920 d Sept 15 2008

3. Muriel Day b Feb 23 1922 d Feb 28 1998

4. Perry Zion b Dec 12 1886 Kendal Kansas d Dec 21 1958

5. Alta L Hall b June 26 1892 Evansville Wisconsin d Feb 21 1944

8. Johanthan Zion b Sept 29 1861 Decatuer Iowa d April 07 1927 Craig Colorado

9. Rachel Millsap b April 19 1862 Mountain ayr Iowa d May 13 1945

16. John Henderson Zion b Nov 28 1831 d April 22 1920

17. Mary cassell b Oct 19 1834 d Nov 20 1919

32. McCormick Zion b Jan 22 1795 North Fork Virginia d Dec 26 Decatur iowa

33. Mary Goble b April 14 1796 Holston River Virginia d Nov 20 1835 Rush Indiania

66.  John Gobble b 1766 Washington, Virginia  d 1846 Washington, Virginia

67.  Jemima Linder b 1774 Washington, Virginia d 1876 Washington, Virginia

134. Antony Linder b 1735 d 1801

 135. Mary Newland b 1735 d 1800

 268. Simon Linder b 1680 d 1751 Simon

  269. Margarete  b 1691 d 1736


Friday, December 7, 2012

BEST FRIEND FRIDAY ~ Trust some and laugh with all

We have friends through out our life. They come and go as we grow older, or move to another state or maybe they move away but they are our best friends for a time and stay in our memory for ever.
In grade school my best friend was Patty D. We played together and had lunch at each others houses. We lived just feet away from each other. Then she and her family moved away to Arizona. That was the end of that friendship.
In high school my best friend was Audrey. We were best friends through 9th grade to our early twenties. Shared secrets and great times. Were in each others weddings and our babies played together. She moved to Illiois and then moved back. We spent some more time together and then she moved again. She moved and traveled all over. Wonderful adventures and even thought we did not see each other she still was my best friend and always will be. We can meet and within minutes the connection is back. Today she is going through treatment for cancer, please say a prayer for my friend.
In my forties I had several girlfriends and we had some good times working, having lunch or going out to dance. Twenties have passed and lives change. I remarried and moved a hundred plus days away. Of the five of us one died in 2000 with her funeral on my birthday. Not the way I want to spend a birthday but I was there with these girlfriends to mourn our friend. I still see one of the girls and consider her a close friend. We see each other several times a year.
Right now I consider my husband my best friend , we have been married going on 23 years and I can share with him my dreams and fears. This picture was taken several years ago when we were out celebrating our wedding Anniversay. Dinner theater, saw Oklahoma.

 I consider my sister my best friend, I know I can go to her with anything. This is my sister and me about 1954.
Friends are important but their is different levels of friendship. It is important to me to share with my closest of friends and laugh often with all levels of my friends.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Thriller Thursday is posting where we can sharing something thrilling within our family history story. A sudden death, an unexplained death. These are always the saddest of stories I think. It is sad when a relative dies, but when the death is sudden, unexpected or violent that is when it is the hardest to add to the family story.
One of these deaths is the death of my great great uncle George Day. The story of his death took place here in the city where I live. When we drive near where he died and I can not help but think of this man I never knew.
George was the brother of my great grandpa William Albert Day. I know where he worked during his life. I have pictures of him and I have visited his grave site.
I have searched newspaper articles of his shooting and death at the library. I have searched later newspapers trying to find out more but have found nothing more than I know. I maybe know more than I really wanted to know.
I have shared uncle George before on Thriller Thursday but he is on my mind so I am bringing his story back to my blog.
While at the library recently I have searched more articles of his death and the last article suggested he may of taken his own life.  I will continue to search for newspaper articles and will go down to the twin cities to check there papers. There had been other robberies in the area where he died and I want to believe that he did not take his own life.
The last article I read had the detective going to the twin cities to get more information. I am hoping that he found something and that some day I find it.
Thanks for stopping by for Thriller Thursday and my story of my uncle George.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless ( Almost ) Wednesday 1954 My Sister and I Ready For Winter

Wordless ( Almost ) Wednesday is a time I like to share a picture. It is winter and cold outside already. I just bought my self a new winter coat. I think my coats as a child were much cuter.
This picture is taken about 1954 in Duluth and my sister and I are standing on the steps of my grandma and grandpa Day's home. If you look at the edge of the stairs you will see the remains of snow that did not get shoveled. We are all dressed up with cute coats, hats and mittens. Looks like my sister even has a scarf around her neck. I think we look adorable in this picture. This picture is going on 60 years old. This house is still standing and as we drive by I think of my grandparents and the wonderful time that were spent in that home. Many dinners, many holidays and many memories of lots of love within those four walls.

REMEMBERING My 3 times Great Grandmother HARRIET CARPENTER This Week

On this day December 5th in 1905 my grandmother Harriet Carpenter died. Next week on the 13th it will be the anniversary of her birth. She was born in 1811 to Harmon and Phobe ( Christensen ) Carpenter in New York.  Harriet's second husband was my great grandfather Levi Anderson.
After Levi's death in New York Harriet came to Minnesota where her sons had moved. Here she met and married her third husband and is buried next to him in a small country cemetery.
You can read Harriet's time line here and more of her story here.
It has been some time since I visited my research of Harriet. Will have to take some time to refresh her story and see if anything can be found.
Thanks for stopping by to help me remember my 3rd great grandma Harriet.