|Deborah Wall (#46976690)|
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We Are The Chosen |
We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find
the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to
tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.
All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those
who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In
finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before
now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the
ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times
have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I
and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be
lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this
happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to
doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able
to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to
respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,
their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep
pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
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|oldboyscout||RE: Alfred Pounds|
I am glad I could help.
Your bio hits the nail on the head.
Thanks for my future eulogy!
|StelleMIvy||RE: Hello from Ohio|
|Gary Adams||RE: Mollie Wieneke Falck|
Thanks for the information on Mollie. I did some more searching through my material and did indeed find Mollie's name. I show her however, as the daughter of Edward and his first wife, Elizabeth. What you wrote regarding Arminda age is correct (she was 15 when Mollie was born), but Arminda isn't Mollie's mother. The 1900 Census, shows that Mollie (age 18) was living with Edward and Arminda (Minnie) along with Emma (age 12), Edward (10), Ethel (6), Pearl (3), Idella (1), Charles (24), and George (16). This is where the confusion may have occurred. The Census also shows that Edward immigrated to the U.S. in 1867, a new detail that I've added to his Memorial. Thanks again for your continual flow of information!
|Mary Beth Hughes-Worley||RE: Frank Marshall|
His grandson, who is my cousin, really appreciates all you and I have done to find his relatives.
Mary Beth Hughes-Worley
|Gary Adams||Edward Wieneke's Daughter|
I forgot to mention that it is interesting that the Bio you found indicates that he was survived by four daughters, one of whom was Mrs. Henry Falck. That's a name that has not appeared in any of my material on the family. Do you know who this was?
|Gary Adams||Edward Wieneke's Obituary|
Thanks so much for finding Edward's obituary! I have added it to his memorial. Really appreciate your work!
|Adriana ||Freeman and Adkison Suggestions|
Thank you Deborah for the additional information for Mary Freeman, Bennie Adkison, and Ned Adkison from the Mexia Daily News.
Added by Adriana on Mar 09, 2017 11:19 AM
|Gary Adams||RE: Hello|
Deborah, sorry once again for my delay. August didn't have any children. Unfortunately, I haven't discovered the name of Edward's and August's sister. The photo was taken in Germany and I cannot find anything that shows that the sister was ever in the States.
|Mary Beth Hughes-Worley||Marshall/Headley/Risingers/Welch|
Thank you for your work. Beautiful.
These are my cousins family. I am helping him build his family tree,
Mary Beth Hughes-Worley
|Ruthann Dorsey Patterson||RE: Hello from Ohio|
Got it! Thank you.
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