Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Silk in Dixie from the Family History of Olive Strong Tenney (1818-1916)

  One of the funniest experiences of Olive’s life was the raising of silkworms at Toquerville. Like the women of all ages of history, Olive loved the touch of fine silk and in her extraordinarily large and beautiful home, her … Continue reading

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Obituary for Sarah Ermine Bushman Fowles, d. 17 July 1947, Salt Lake City, UT

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Lucy Turley Bates b, 30 June 1888, Snowflake AZ

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 113-114 Lucy Turley, third daughter of Theodore Wilford and Mary Agnes Flake Turley, was born in Snowflake, Arizona, 8:20 p.m. June 30, 1888, in a one room log house. She was blessed August 2, … Continue reading

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Elna Brinkerhoff Haught b. 16 May 1923, Holbrook AZ

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 175-176 Elna is the daughter of Levi Brinkerhoff and Rhoda Turley Elna was born May 16, 1923 in Holbrook, Arizona. She married Arlin LaVarre Porter Nov. 24, 1942 in the Arizona Temple. Their first … Continue reading

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John Bushman takes an active part in the upbuilding and development of the resources of the country.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p.553 Bushman, John, Bishop of St. Joseph Ward, Snowflake Stake, Arizona, is the seventh son of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Dagen, and was born in Nauvoo, Hancock county, Ill., June 7, 1843. He … Continue reading

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John Bushman b. 7 June 1843

The Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, pp. 133-136 John Bushman was born 7 June, 1843 in Nauvoo, Illinois. In September 1846 when the Latter-day Saints were finally expelled from Nauvoo he went with his parents across to Hyland … Continue reading

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Bushman Family Reunion reported in The Lehi Sun Lehi, Utah 3 June 1937

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The Mormons from Scotland and Wales Stalwart Citizen– Frederick Lewis b. 1844

From Our Pioneer Heritage by Kate B. Carter, pp. 413-415 Frederick Lewis, the son of John A. And Ann John Lewis, was born May 29th, 1844 in the port city of Cardiff, Glamorgan shire, South Wales. His mother died just … Continue reading

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Arlene Brinkerhoff Johnson b. 27 May 1933, Woodruff AZ

The Theodore Turley Family Book pp. 177-178 Arlene was born May 27, 1933 in Woodruff, the daughter of Levi Brinkerhoff and Rhoda Turley. I attended the first eight grades of school in Woodruff and attended high school in Holbrook, graduating … Continue reading

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Happy 200th Birthday Johann Jacob Schäfer!

On this day 200 years ago, my 2nd Great-grandpa, Johann Jakob Schäfer was born in Lehnenberg, Waiblingen, Germany.  His parents were Johannes Schäfer from Lehnenberg and Anna Maria Zehner from Grossgartach.  He was born at 11:00 p.m. and he was … Continue reading

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