Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rudolf Laemmlen b. 13 July 1899, Grossgartach, Germany

Happy Birthday to my handsome Grandpa, Rudolf Laemmlen.  Here are a few of my favorite photos of him:Rudolf’s school class.  He is the cute boy in the second row on the far left under the window. Wilhelm, Rudolf and Marie Laemmlen … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Turley b. 13 July 1827, Toronto

Mary Ann Turley Cook was the sister of my Great-great grandmother, Charlotte Turley Bushman.  Mary Ann lived in California much of her life.  Today we celebrate her birthday. The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 59-61 Mary Ann Turley Cook Mary … Continue reading

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Ann Blygh Barker and the Seagulls

Ann Blygh Barker was my 3rd Great-grandmother.  Her daughter, Jane Barker Durfee, future wife of Henry Dennison, told the following story about her mother, and the miraculous rescue of their crops. We had very hard times when we first came … Continue reading

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Frederick Barker settles in Ogden in 1853

Frederick Barker was my 3rd Great-grandpa.  He and his wife, Ann Blygh  were born in England in 1800 and 1802.  They came to America in 1830.  They had 13 children.  Here is an interesting account of what pioneer life was … Continue reading

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Obia Turley, b. 5 July 1834, d. 29 July 1834, Churchville, Ontario, Canada

Obia Turley, daughter of Theodore and Frances Turley was born on this day in Churchville, Peel County, Ontario, Canada in 1834.  She only lived 3 1/2 weeks.  She was most likely buried here in the Churchville Cemetery, near the family … Continue reading

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Caroline Christiane Schott Laemmlen, b. 1 July 1869

Today is the birthday of my great-grandmother, Caroline. I wish I had asked my grandpa Rudolf to tell me about his mother. His parents were Weingartner (wine grape growers) in Grossgartach, Germany. Our family members still harvest grapes on that … Continue reading

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