Category Archives: Lewis Family

A Lewis Family Gathering

It occurred to me this week that I’m so busy looking for stories and histories and documents and photos of people in my family’s past, that sometimes I neglect the present, and those in our family now.  We had a … Continue reading

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Christiane Minna Kruegel b. 21 March 1857, Niederhohndorf, Zwickau

   On this day in 1857, Christiane “Minna” Kruegel was born in Niederhohndorf, Zwickau, Sachsen, German.  Minna is my husband John’s Great-grandmother. In June 2009 we visited this church and the Pfarrer allowed us to look at the church records, … Continue reading

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Letter from Ernestine Kohnle to Phil Conley 1955

A letter dated August 20, 1955, to her cousin, Philip Conley, son of Lewis Conley: Dear Phil, I received the letter you sent to daddy, H. Kohnle. I was Ernestine Kohnle; youngest daughter of Henry and Margaret Trimble Kohnle. I … Continue reading

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Obituary for Bonny Dean Lewis Lassen, d. 17 February 1999

Twenty years ago today we said farewell to my sister-in-law, Bonny Lassen.  She was so dear to all of us. Obituary:  Bonny Dean Lewis Lassen Published February 20 1999, Deseret News Bonny Dean Lewis Lassen, passed away peacefully Feb. 17, … Continue reading

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Grandma Grace Rememberies by Granddaughter, Claire Lewis, age 5

These words are from Claire right after Grandma Grace’s funeral on 1 Nov 1998: Grandma had curly yellowish hair. She liked to take care of us and read stories to us–the girl that rides on the goose (Mother Goose). She … Continue reading

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John Thomas Amos b. 28 August 1844, Roanoake, VA

  John and Permelia were married on March 3, 1867, and settled on a farm in Franklin County, Virginia. After two children, William Thomas and Minerva Ann, were born to them, they were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Albin Richard Meisel b. 3 May 1887, drowned 13 August 1907 at age 20

Albin Richard Meisel is a brother to my husband’s grandmother, Charlotte Christine Meisel.  The Meisel family lived in Zwickau, Germany.  Albin was active in the Merchant Marine Shipping Service, in Bremen, Germany, at time of death. He drowned off the … Continue reading

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