Monthly Archives: December 2018

Maria Magdalene Justine Schelle b. 15 December 1833, Biberach, Germany

Maria Magdalene Justine Schelle, my 2nd Great-grandmother, was born on this day in 1833 in Biberach, Germany.   Her parents were Georg Friedrich Schelle, a clock maker in Biberach, and Anna Maria Haring.  Maria Magdalena was the second of five children. … Continue reading

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Preston Ammaron Bushman b. 11 Dec 1875 in Lehi, Utah

From Unflinching Courage pp. 117-119 Preston Bushman was born Dec. 11, 1875, at Lehi, Utah. He is the son of John Bushman and Lois A. Smith, and came to Arizona with his parents while in infancy. He married Anna Smith … Continue reading

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Leonhard “Heinrich” Laemmlen b. 9 December 1836, Brackenheim

Today is the birthday of my 2nd Great-grandfather, Leonhard “Heinrich” Laemmlen.  He was born in the village of Brackenheim on 9 December 1836. Here is Heinrich’s birth entry: Heinrich was the only child of Jacob Friederich Laemmlen and Luise Schmid.  … Continue reading

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John Smuin b. 8 December 1820, Radley, England

John Smuin and Jane Pusey Honey are my 2nd Great-grandparents on my mother’s side.  John was born on this day almost 200 years ago! JOHN SMUIN & JANE HONEY from letters from May McFarlane Brinton, granddaughter April and May of … Continue reading

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Harriet Matilda Barker Smuin died 100 Years ago Today, 7 December 1918

Harriet is my Great-grandmother.  Today I remember her. Ogden Examiner December 8, 1918 Mrs. Harriet Smuin Dead At Rexburg Word was received by relatives her that Mrs. Harriet Smuin, formerly of Ogden, but now of Rexburg, Idaho, died at the … Continue reading

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014 for Elias Albert Bushman b. 6 December 1849

Elias Albert Bushman is the youngest brother of my 2nd Great-grandpa, Jacob Bushman.  Elias Albert was born 6 December 1849 in Highland Grove, Iowa, son of Martin and Elizabeth Degen Bushman.  Because his mother was past the age of child … Continue reading

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Johann Balthasar König b. 1 December 1801, Grossgartach, Germany

Johann Balthasar König is my 3rd Great-grandfather.  He was born on this day in my ancestral home town of Grossgartach, Germany.  His father was Lorenz König from Grossgartach and his mother was Christiana Barbara Schnepplin from Weinsberg. Lorenz König was … Continue reading

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