Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ohio - Crossroads of Genealogy Stories - German - French Roots Heritage

My Cousins, Jeanette Allen Weaver (Troy Ohio) taking the photo, Wanda Grossnickle Bourdeau,far right, (Tilbury Ontario) joined me at Wanda's sister's Emma Grossnickle Cline's place, here in Farmerville Ohio, where her husband Everett Cline looks on (left).
Below are some of the family photos we scanned and talked about this day, a stormy October day in Farmersville not far from the Great Miami River in southern Ohio.

Louisa Amelia "Mary" Brandt Paul in 1905 in rural Ohio. She came from Niedersachsen a small town near Rinteln bei Weser Fluss, called Krankenhagen. It was at this farm location in the early 1900's where many family photos were taken on a stump. Jefferson Twp Montgomery Co OHIO. (hmm - they seem to keep uploading upside down - Heyoka?)

Esther Eicher, born 1873,my great aunt was over 6' 1" tall, with Charles Eicher her younger brother, and father of Bill and Betty, born in 1883, and my grandmother, Edna Eicher, born 1885, at the stump on the Paul Homestead around 1907.

Brandt-Paul First Cousins Club March 1 1959. Color photo by Noah Elwood Weaver. (This authors Grandfather.) Emma Cline's House Farmersville L-R Mark Cline, Carrie Scherer, Lou Brandon, Esther Grossnickle, Virginia Magee Weaver, Flora Paul, Milton Maue, Elwood Weaver, Everett L Cline, Richard Cline, Emma Cline, Kathy Cline, Walter Paul, George Paul, David Allen, Ida Allen, Laura Isler, Edward Duncan, Esther Duncan, Sandra (granddaugher of Esther)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Waters of Life - Easton Mountain Center,NY – Sweetwater Danby Mountain Creek, VT

Arriving in the rain from Bradley Airport by Hartford CT and Springfield MA I drove with my friend Ron Christianson to Easton Mountain Retreat Center where we staffed a Gateway Weekend for Mankind Project. Here is the pond in front of the lodge where we did the NWTA Weekend.

Here is Sweetwater Creek by the Partner Earth Education Center, Danby VT, envisioned by Pamela Montgomery with the buildings maintained by Mark Carlin since 2004. See Mark and Pam welcomed Ron, Ivey Hardy and me to their home on Marble Mountain above Danby with fresh vegies and chili on Sunday night.

After a hearty home made breakfast of farm fresh eggs, blue berry pancakes with coffee and orange juice with Pam and Mark,
Mark let us work off the calories with a walk-climb up Marble Mountain to the middle falls here. Here are Mark and Ron at the middle falls of Sweetwater Creek.

Another view of the creek with its clear waters in the autumn.

Ron Christianson and Mark Carlin at the upper falls of Sweetwater Creek. This is where we hiked to after breakfast and before we drove back to Bradley Airport in Connecticut on Monday afternoon.