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Donna Schultheiss (#46855349)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist, always looking to find my ancestors place in history. I appreciate the many people who donate their time to this site, many answers can be found right here.
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RE: Trotters
When you are generations removed from the drama - the black sheep stories are so fascinating! Carl was quite young to have been so busy! It's these colorful stories that are part of how we came to be, so it's always neat to uncover them!

Thanks for inquiring about our Thomas Trotter speculation about his father is based upon DNA and the father seems to have fallen off the earth, likely dying young and possibly only having the one son - rare for those days, of course. Or, TTB may have been born out of wedlock...perhaps not accepted by the Bonner family... all proof.
Added by Merf on Feb 02, 2015 2:04 PM
RE: Trotters
Always glad to help solve a mystery! We have no idea where "Trotter' came from in Thomas Trotter Bonner. His mother is a "Miss Callicutt" (or something similar) according to family oral history, which is as good as the paper it's written on. Ugh.

I have a FB page with everything I know hoping someone will stumble upon it one day and help...
Added by Merf on Feb 02, 2015 1:52 PM
George Paul Farris
ANC 1971 -1974
Dear Cousin Donna:

In seizing this opportunity to extend my profound thanks for your valuable service to our republic, I salute you.

Your kinsman,
Added by George Paul Farris on Mar 31, 2014 11:46 PM
John R. Bowman
Joseph S. Hoffman
Hi Donna,
Very interesting about Joseph Hoffman and it would all fit as to the reason Geneva divorced him. I had remembered something about the abuse and that he was 25 or 26 years older than Geneva. At the time of the baby's birth (1930-1931) they were living in Barnesville, Ohio, this is just north of Armstrong Mills where Geneva was from and again fitting with where many Hoffmans lived. I have a picture that is said to be Joseph and Geneva, can't guarantee it, since my mother is gone. If you would like me to attach it to an email, contact me and I will send it. My email address is
Added by John R. Bowman on Dec 12, 2013 1:41 PM
John R. Bowman
Geneva B. Rush Hoffman
Hello Donna,
Donna Hoffman Schultheiss
Here is what I had from my mother's notes, Geneva's sister Dorothy E. Rush.
Geneva B. Rush was born 2/16/1906 in Armstrong Mills, Belmont County Ohio and died 7/1/1942. Geneva married 3/3/1925 Joseph H. Hoffman (my mother had a note that Joseph was from Belmont County Ohio) an infant daughter was born to them in 1931. My mother had a note that they (Hoffmans) lived? in Pennsylvania? They were divorced and she married Charles Clark son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clark, of Cold Springs, NY. I know much about the Rush family and there were many Hoffmans in Belmont County, Ohio. You can check them in Findagrave Belmont County Ohio.
I will check with my family for any old pictures of Geneva and Joseph. If I can be of further help, let me know.
John Bowman
Added by John R. Bowman on Dec 09, 2013 4:33 PM
Cherry Reynolds Solly
Donna, I re-read the note on Catherine Wickware`s memorial, and realized you were not saying that there was a standing gravestone. But rather, that standing there was a powerful experience. So-- you have confirmed what I already knew, that there have been no recent burials at Smith Family Cemetery. Sorry about all of the confusion. Cherry
Added by Cherry Reynolds Solly on Dec 15, 2011 4:11 PM
Cherry Reynolds Solly
Hello Donna,
It`s been a long time since we`ve visited. Your visit to the Smith Family Cemetery near Atoy, Cherokee Co., Texas has me very interested. You mentioned one standing gravestone. Would you tell me who that was? I hope you took a photo.
Merry Christmas, Cherry Solly
Added by Cherry Reynolds Solly on Dec 15, 2011 3:45 PM
Nancy Foust
Carlotta Showers
Hi Donna,
I am sorry I can't help you with your search. There is no Carlotta Showers in my family background that I know of. The only time our name was spelled Showers was when my gr. grandfather was in the Civil War and they spelled it like that on his discharge papers!
I think it is ironic that you emailed me, because my Dad was from the North Side of Pittsburgh and he went to St. Boniface School with Schultheiss boys. I wonder if they are related to your family? I can't remember their names and Dad is gone now that I can't ask him what their names were.
Again, sorry I couldn't help you.
Nancy Foust
Added by Nancy Foust on Jun 19, 2011 7:10 PM

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