Monthly Archives: January 2017

Maria Bushman b. 31 Jan 1829, d. 5 Feb 1829, Bart, Lancaster, PA

Jacob Bushman’s parents, Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Degen were married on 20 March 1827 in Bart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Their first son, Henry was born 11 December 1827 in Bart.  He died 3 months later on 20 March 1828.  Their second … Continue reading

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Lois Angeline Smith Bushman b. 25 Jan 1844, d. 19 Sept 1921 in Lehi, Utah

On the 25th of January, 1844 Lois Angeline Smith was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Dr. John Smith and Maria Foscue Smith.  For their day, her parents were well-educated and well-to-do.  Dr. Smith had medical training and spiritually minded. … Continue reading

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Christina Bertha Sieber Schott b. 23 Jan 1843, d. 1904

Christina Bertha Sieber was my grandpa’s grandmother, or my 2nd Great-grandmother.  She was born on this day in 1843 in Grossgartach, Germany.  Christina married Leonhard Heinrich Schott in Grossgartach on 12 May 1867.  They had 9 children, 3 died as … Continue reading

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John Smuin b. 8 Dec 1820, d. 20 Jan 1904

John Smuin and Jane Pursey Honey are my 2nd Great-grandparents. EARLY SETTLERS IN IDAHO AND UTAH JOHN SMUIN (1820-1904) John Smuin came to America in 1870 and settled at Ogden, Utah, where he became a prosperous merchant and where he … Continue reading

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Lost to us

If you want your name to survive you, either write something worth reading about, or do something worth writing about. No life is ever truly lost, but we are the poorer who have no record of it. The wooden headstone … Continue reading

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Grandma’s House 42031 Rd. 52 Reedley CA –Rudolf and Elsa Laemmlen Home

Here is a collection of photos of my Grandma’s home.  With the exception of a few old photos added in, I took the most of these in 1988 when I went home for Grandma’s funeral.  I wanted to capture the home … Continue reading

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The Rudolf Laemmlen Farm in Reedley CA, 1955-1956: 100 Historical Photos

My grandfather, Rudolf Laemmlen came from Grossgartach, Germany in 1929.  He and my grandma Elsa settled on a farm in Reedley, California, where they raised their four sons, Arthur (b. 1930), Henry (b. 1932), Wilfred (b. 1935) and Franklin (b. … Continue reading

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