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About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!

Death and Prayer of Elizabeth Degen Bushman, 21 May 1878, Lehi Utah as recorded in John Bushman’s Journal

Elizabeth Degen Bushman is my 3rd Great-grandma.  She died 21 May 1878 in Lehi, Utah.  Here is an account of her death as recorded in her son, John’s journal.  The transcription follows. Here is a transcription of John Bushman’s account … Continue reading

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Edgar Wayne Turley b. 20 May 1916 in Woodruff, Arizona

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 249-250 Edgar Wayne was born In a humble three-room shack in Woodruff, Ariz. May 20, 1916 to Hyrum and Pearl Turley. He grew up, a bashful boy, in Woodruff, completing all his elementary schooling … Continue reading

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Johann Ebel b. 17 May 1629, Grossgartach, my 9th Great-grandpa

Here is the page from the Grossgartach church records showing Johann Ebel’s birth on 17 May in 1629.  I am grateful for these wonderful church records that hold my family’s history in their pages.Here is the entry for his birth: … Continue reading

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Wayne Bushman Dry Farming in Utah

Frank “Wayne” Bushman, b. 13 May 1918, Lehi, Utah, d. 7 Jan 2016, Payson, Utah. Dry Farming Memories by Wayne Bushman. My dad was a dry farmer. He farmed ten miles west toward Cedar Fort. He would break up the … Continue reading

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Life Sketch by Frank “Wayne” Bushman (1918-2016)

Wayne would have celebrated his 100th Birthday today! I was born May 13, 1918 at Lehi, Utah to John M. And Elfreda Farquharson Bushman. My father was a dry farmer. We had some irrigated land to raise hay for the … Continue reading

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Spring of 1854, the Grasshoppers Came to Lehi

The Martin Bushman family crossed the plains with the Kelsey Company in 1851, and arrived in Lehi Utah in the Spring. From the Bushman Family History Book: They felt that they were greatly blessed when they were able to start … Continue reading

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Bar Cleared Out When Tom and His Snake Came In

Deseret News July 19, 1977 – Today Section First of a Series by Eva Cragun Heiner The following story was written by Mrs. Heiner’s Brother, Mormon Cragun, many years ago. Born in 1880, he told it to his children and … Continue reading

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