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I've been dabbling at this for several years now. I so appreciate this network. I am now the oldest remaining generation of my family and so I'm trying to write down all the family history I can remember. Our line of the family didn't keep good track, so links and pieces of generations are lost. My hope is to find them all, link their names together here, and hopefully provide generations to come with any information I can find to add, or that I remember from when I was growing up, about who we were. |
I only create memorials or manage my own kin, and sometimes the spouse /family if no one has created a memorial for them yet, so the original family location can be traced back. I do manage a couple of very dear family friends. I don't post or manage strangers. Their families will want them.
When I read about some of my kin, or find their information, their graves or histories, where they lived, or when they came out west, I feel so close to them. I check my facts against census records, land deeds, military registration cards, obituaries and other documents to make sure the information I record here is accurate, and I note if there is a discrepancy so the reader can decide what to believe. I do these records with a great deal of respect.
I was raised in Central California, a child of farmers, horsemen, law men (in my line and my husband's), and hard working folk. Like most familys, we have a few rotten eggs in our family as well. We have had most branches of the military covered in our families, too; Army, Army Aircore, Navy, Marines.
Best wishes to all of you, and be well.
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I found the Memorial: John C.Rorden ( Jan Cornelius Rörden)* Born in Borgsum, Island Föhr, Germany.
Thank you so much for creating this memorial, Johns interesting bio you edited...and the photos!
* there is a note: also one Henry F. Rorden ( * 7.8.1896 - 21.11. 1921 )
Yes he ( his german Name: Hinrich F. Rörden) also came from Föhr, he was a nephew of John Rorden . The names of his parents: Theodor Rörden and Betty Backer.
Theodor Rörden * 1869 was a brother to John Rorden, one of his 6 siblings.
I read these info in a church book- St.Laurentii, Suderende, Island Föhr.
Best Greetings from Germany- Ingke