Sunday, May 22, 2016

Eicher Family and Miamisburg Lutheran Church 1922 Sept or Memorial Day ?- Hillgrove Cemetery

 Trinity Lutheran Church over the door, Rev Pence on the sign with a crowd on Memorial Day ? Sign says "Rally Day, Sept 24" ?
1922 Photo Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg Ohio, likely Memorial Day after a service at the Lutheran Church in town and picnic. Trinity Lutheran.....Traditional German front Edna Eicher Weaver, her tall sister, Emma Esther Eicher, 11 yr old Paul Henry Weaver (my dad) and Henry Eicher, standing near his tombstone, where is wife, Helena Paul Eicher was interred in 1913. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Welcoming Spring with the 42th Annual MayDay Parade in Minneapolis

When I arrived on Sunday morning, I parked my van and rode my bike to the west side of Powderhorn Park and visited the Youth Farm, gardens ready for planting. 
At the north end of the lake, vendors were already setting up at 11 AM with the parade to start at noon.  Met the students supporting the SAVE the BWCA booth and signed yet another petition there...Grateful to see all the environmentally concerned younger generations here.

Connected with Bob and we met with our bikes near this stairway up to 15th and 34th where the parade enters the park and noticed the purple crepe paper on the railings and just knew a lot of folks would be honoring our local musical son, Prince Rogers Nelson, who was raised here in Minneapolis..

Here is Bob, chatting with the woman who had the vision to share the color purple.  Bob and I each took some to have on our bikes to honor the memory and the music!
 Supporting Youth and local sustainable farming....even got a coupon!  Bob and vendors by the park.
 From our spot at 33rd and Bloomington, we met a lot of kids and families there to celebrate the day. The first float of the parade..
 Colorful banners, Heart of the Beast Theater.....

 While standing on the corner, Paula Overby came by and met Bob.  Paula and I served together on the Twin Cities Men's Center Board, and she plans to run for Congress as an independent, in the district south of the river, Dakota, Scott, and Rice co.
 A lot of purple attire along the parade route....

And honoring the medicine wheel, a moving sight for sure.  

Another St Louis Park resident, and fellow MKP initiate, Rick "Rocky' Gravrok showed up with a Prince with the symbol of The Artist Formerly Known as Prince T shirt....

Rocky and Paula were telling jokes to enliven the day.  
 Here is Rocky, the playful geezer, working the crowd with kids jokes...
Puppets including the loon, the MN state bird.
I smelled the copal, a cleansing resin medicine from Central America, before I saw the dancers and heard the drumming.  Mexica, also called Azetec Dancers enliven the atmosphere.  Just prior to Bob's and my heading south with our bikes - as we had other events to attend...grateful for the energy..

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1914 Photos of West Carrollton and Miami Township and other farms by NEW

 Around 1914, p 45 of a NEW album, on the George Eicher farm Hill, now part of Cox Arboretum that was featured in one of their newsletters....woman in white, Paul Henry Weaver with his mom, Edna Eicher Weaver
On the same creek on the Eicher farm, woman and men with hat, and PHW and Edna on top of the log, with Emma Esther Eicher and Henry in front.  p46

p 50 and likely a big worker meal, likely at the Friend Paper Company around 1914 By NEW 
 West Carrollton Paper - Envelope Company with the village of West Carrollton CA 1914

 CA 1924 Weaver family farm, with Hattie and Noah #6-7 2nd row, PHW #1, about 1 miles west of Miamisburg
 Unknown family gathering p 52
Paul family Jefferson Twp p 52 L - R  Eliza Paul, John Paul, Helena "Lane"Paul Eicher, Mollie, Christina, Sarah and Amelia.   

 CA 1915 Friend Paper Co Office building where NEW worked as a clerk

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Noah Elwood Weaver Photos from Ohio CA1912 -3

1913 Henry Eicher, grandfather of Paul Henry Weaver (b 1910) and Ethyl Elizabeth Eicher (b March 1913) with grandma Helena "Lane" Paul Eicher, p 67 
____ ? Bailey (WWI era uniform) Cora E Weidner Peffly, Harley Peffly p 65, on bridge...Montgomery Co OHIO

Car by bridge, Buick? Cora Peffly, ______Bailey in uniform, Harley Peffly leaning on car - loose photo on NEW collection, CA 1913.  
p63 As suggested by my cousin Jeannette Allen Weaver this week in March 2016,of the Paul and Brandt lineage: she said this may be at the farm-barn of Levi Eshbaugh. She found him, as one of 4 of her Paul lineage, 1) the fellow with a moustache just to the left of a man's head at the middle post - this is Jeannette's grandfather, and 2) to the right of the man's head is a woman standing, in white,  her grandma, Sarah Paul Eshbaugh. Two women, in the lower right, on either side of a boy, standing behind the girl is white, Left is 3) Ida Eshbaugh (Jeannette's mom) and to the right 4) Jenny Shade (who later married Dan Isler) -  I date this about 1913, as Paul Henry Weaver, born in 1910 is the boy 5th from the left front row. His aunt Esther Eicher 2nd from L, 2nd row, and mom, Edna Eicher Weaver 4th from L in 3rd row.

From Noah Elwood Weaver's 1909 -1916 Black Album soon to be housed at Wright State University 
Morel Mushrooms spring 1913 p68....

1913 auto on back Ohio road, p 69  
 Noah Elwood Weaver with harvest of plants, 1913, p 69
Man with hat and child, walking beach on Lake Erie p 70. NEW

 1913 Six young women on front lawn of spacious home.   NEW p 70
 1913 Six young women, unnamed, with early car and steps at rock building.  P 70 NEW
Two children, 1913 playing on country road by fence.  NEW P 71 
Likely Twins Estle and Esburn Allen, per Jeannette Allen Weaver (April 2016)

p 71  Two children with woman on sandy country road with fence.  Estle and Esburn Allen NEW

p 71  Six young women, ____names?, at rock and wood structures, by NEW 1913, likely Montgomery Co OHIO

 p72  Three kids playing on the road,  NEW album

p72 Two kids on the road, 1913, no id, by NEW Ohio Twins Estle and Esburn Allen
 p73 Three men with guns "playing" outside farm house, NEW
 p 74 Child in big hat and ear of maize (corn) NEW
Man with cigar farm porch with 2 children in double pram.  David  Allen with Twins per Jeannette Allen Weaver (4.2016)

 Two kids playing in the sandy road p 75 with woman to the right NEW- Allen Twins
 Two Children on road p 75 with silhouette of car  Allen Twins

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Findlay Glessner Travels to California 1921 and 1927

Peg Glessner Weaver, was gracious in publishing her detailed memoir, outlining different phases of her long life.  In Rememberings, she described her fathers love for California and the visits to relatives around the LA area on the maternal, Chappelear side of his family. 

Here she describes her journey, p 13 + "For my second trip to California, when I was in the fifth grade, my parents took me out of school. Again we took the Santa Fe from Chicago. The train became uncomfortably hot, but if we opened a window for air we might get cinders in our eyes. At Flagstaff; Arizona, our train car was switched off for a side-trip to the Grand Canyon. Because it was snowing hard, most of the day was spent in a small,  stone lookout building with a warm fire in a large fireplace and a wonderful view of the Canyon. Going through Arizona I had a glance at a large meteor crater as the train traversed its edge. On this, or our earlier trip, we got off the train to eat some of our meals at Fred Harvey Restaurants next to the train depot. (I suppose some trains lacked dining cars.)

In 1921, at age 10, here in Peg Glessner with her dad at one of the Santa Fe train stations in the spring of 1921. 
1921 Albuquerque Train station, selling of native wares . 
 Another news stand in the photo album 1921, with Harry C Glessner and Peg Glessner 

The Pearne's had once lived in Findlay and were friends of the Sr Glessners. Here is Anna "Tod?" with Irv and son John, with Harry C and Margaret Glessner p37 album

p13 "With my parents' friends, Iry and Stella Pearne and their son, John, we drove up into the mountains and the redwood trees to Big Bear for a picnic, eating beside a gurgling mountain stream, where John and I played at making a dam in the icy water. Easter weekend was spent in Riverside, in an elegant, old hotel, Mission Inn On Easter morning we joined in a procession of cars ascending Mt. Rubidoux in the dark to participate in a sunrise service."

In the mean time, in the mid 1920's the Glessner's built a new home at 204 Glendale Ave in Findlay. 

Front of 204 Glendale priro to landscaping.....
p 57  Front of 204 Glendale, Margaret and her dad, Harry C Glessner, CA 1927-28, Peg's Senior Year in High School 

At the end of my junior year in high school (1927) I made my last trip to California when we drove in our Buick sedan, equipped with extra gasoline in a large can on the running board.

Bob Alge, my current beau, gave me a box of rich, Gilbert's Panama Chocolates as a parting gift. 

 L - R page 60, Bob Alge, Peg Glessner, Helen Mann, and ?
Using Blue Book cards (about 5x10 inches) which we had obtained from the American Automobile Association, we followed the Santa Fe Trail, which frequently paralleled the Santa Fe Railroad. Because roads lacked signs with route numbers, each card included a small map with explicit directions to the next town, such as the number of miles to the next railroad track and, in town, the number of blocks to the next turn. "Blow your Claxon" signs appeared before sharp curves or one-way bridges. Claxon was a brand of automobile horn.  Arriving in St. Louis the day when Lindberg landed in Paris after his solo flight across the Atlantic, the big pipe organ at the movie theater played "Lucky Lindy" and we all sang:
Lucky Lindy up in the sky, Lucky Lindy flying so high.
Our route then took us to Columbia and Kansas City in Missouri, Wichita, Emporia and Lawrence into en Kansas. In Lawrence we visited relatives affiliated with the University. The farther west, the worse the roads became. Many were not paved, though often in the process, making long detours rather common on narrow, bumpy roads. We drove into the beautiful mountains, through Trinidad in Colorado, Raton Pass, La Junta, Santa Fe, and Gallop in New Mexico. In the hot desert we encountered a sandstorm making it necessary to drive with the windows closed. There was no air-conditioning.
An interesting side trip to the Isleta American Indian Ruins in New Mexico took us on a narrow road fording dry stream beds. At the Petrified Forest in Arizona, we acquired a polished sample of vividly colored, striated agate, and at the Painted Desert bought a small glass vial containing strata of the many colored sands.
At the Grand Canyon we had reservations at the old, famous, historic El Tovar Hotel. Since we were there on my birthday, to celebrate, my mother and I rode horseback with a guide. I had never ridden anything but a Shetland pony; my mother had ridden horses on the farm, many, many years before. We were stiff and sore for the bumpy detours the next day.


Peg Glessner at the wheel with Harry C as passenger 

 At the Grand Canyon we had reservations at the old, famous, historic El Tovar Hotel. Since we were there on my birthday, to celebrate, my mother and I rode horseback with a guide. I had never ridden anything but a Shetland pony; my mother had ridden horses on the farm, many, many years before. We were stiff and sore for the bumpy detours the next day.  June 3, 1927
 Pearne Famiy Irv, Alan, Anna, Inez and Peg Glessner with John Pearne

Peg Glessner and John Pearne 
Buick and Joshua tree.