Category Archives: Ann Lewis Personal History

Information about the life of Ann Laemmlen Lewis

History of Martha Ann Smuin McFarlane b. 8 Aug 1847

Martha Ann Smuin McFarlane was born 8 August 1847 in Abbington, Berkshire, England. Her parents were John Smuin and Jane Honey Smuin. She was the second child. The first child, Harriet, died when four years old. There were thirteen children … Continue reading

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Charles Dennis Turley b. 4 August 1881, d. 13 January 1942

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 266-268 Charles Dennis Turley, the tenth child of Isaac and Sarah Greenwood Turley, was born August 4, 1881 in Snowflake, Arizona. He lost his mother at the age of six years, and from that … Continue reading

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James Holt scares the Indians with a case of smallpox!

From James Holt’s History: There was another alarm of Indians when we were in a very unsafe place as the Indians in that part of the country were a very bloodthirsty set. It occurred on us one evening as we … Continue reading

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Windows to the Past

Here is the home my Grandpa Rudolf Laemmlen grew up in.  I took this photo of his home in 2007, the last time I visited my ancestral hometown of Grossgartach (now called Leingarten): I recently discovered this wonderful photo of … Continue reading

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Rudolf Lämmlen Birth Certificate 13 July 1899, Grossgartach, Germany

Here is a birth certificate of my grandpa Rudolf Laemmlen.  His parents are listed as Johann Heinrich Lämmlen and his wife Christine Karolina nee Schott.  This document was issued on the 17th of April 1919.  

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Mary Ann Astington Kirkham b. 6 July 1824, a courageous woman of faith

    Mary Ann with James and George The following is taken from a DUP history written by Mary Ann Kirkham and compiled by Betty Evans. From the book, George (wm.) Kirkham, His Ancestors and Descendants” by E. Kay Kirkham … Continue reading

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Vora Vivian and Ora Nivian Anderson b. 5 July 1906, Fairview Utah

Barker and Anderson Cousins The Theodore Turley Family Book, p. 514 Ora Nivian Anderson Dixon Ora was born in the lovely little community of Fairview, Utah on July 5, 1906. She and her twin sister Vora Vivian were the second … Continue reading

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