Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day - My Dad

A day to remember Dad.  OOPS - I forgot to send my Dad a card.  Guess I'll have to send him an email.

Dad is doing something he loves - railroading.  His hobby is the miniature railroad at Train Mountain.  He's been involved with this group since 2005.  He and mom have a summer home in Chiloquin so he can be close by and doesn't have to spend so much gas money taking the motor home down.

My Dad was born in February 1937 in Pendleton, Oregon to Edward William Kludt and Bernice Laverne Swinehart.  Some of his young days were spent in various logging areas as Papa worked for Weyerhauser.  Every once in a while Dad would tell a story from those days.  Like the time they lived in St. Maries, Idaho.  They would play hide-n-seek amongst the equipment.  Dad was so little he would be able to hide in the tire of the big rigs.  Another of his memories was visiting his dad at the logging camps on a weekend and he learned that if he wanted to eat, he had to grab his food fast.  Although, somebody hollered "hey, men, we have a guest, let him get his food first".  See, they were so hungry, they just jabbed their forks into the meat.  And Dad was so little, he couldn't reach the meat.  Another story was told by Aunt Loreca Swinehart Stredwick.  They were staying with them in the Edison District of Centralia.  They were walking over the 6th street viaduct and all of a sudden dad took off running.  When he got over to the other side, he said something like "that was a close one".  What happened was a train was going underneath and had blown his whistle.  I love these stories and I really need Dad to write them down for future generations.  In the meantime, I try to capture them.


Eventually the family settled down in Galvin, Washington and Dad attended the school in Galvin then went to Centralia High School, graduating in 1955.  Dad played trombone in the band in high school.  He was also involved in FFA.

Dad met mom and they got married in 1957.  They lived in Seattle for about a year then came "home" to Centralia to the dairy farm in Zenkner Valley (owned by Papa).  They operated that until 1962 when they decided to own their own in Grand Mound.  In 1967, they sold the farm and went back to the valley.  The farm there was no longer a dairy farm but was beef.

Dad worked for the Centralia School District as a bus driver.  His main route was Galvin.  By the time he retired, he was hauling 3rd generation kids.  Those kids had a lot o respect for him.

Our summers were spent camping, fishing and hiking when we weren't busy with haying.  Winters were spent with his hobby, model railroading.  He had an entire room dedicated (still does) to a layout.  We spent a lot of time creating trains and running them around.

Dad loved being around kids.  He was an advisor to an Explorer Post involved with Search & Rescue in Lewis County.  He did that for several years (from about 1975 until probably the 1990's),

I spent a lot of time fishing with Dad out on lakes until I had to have a license at age 16.  Dad & I were really close.  

Happy Father's Day, Dad.  Love you.

Here's a collage of pictures of Dad through the years.
Senior Class Photo


Toddler
6th Grade

Yearbook - Dad is in the middle row on the left
Aug 1957



1960


1972


Saturday, June 16, 2018

KLUDT Family Tree - Johann Kludt & Maria Kosten

Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1519-1969
My "brick wall" is in Germany with my paternal fourth great grandparents, Johann Kludt and Maria Kosten.  I don't have birth, death or marriage dates.  However, I do have the names of at least 3 children from researching the church records filmed by the LDS church.

1.  Johann Carl Joachim Kludt was born 1 Nov 1792 in 
Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1819 Census
Friedrichsruhe, Mecklenburg, Germany.  He died 11 Oct 1861 in Fruenmark, Mecklenburg, Germany.  He married Carolina Christina Maria Pflughaupt, daughter of Andreas Hans August Pflughaupt and Anna Sophia Dorothea Oldach, on 8 Dec 1815 in Friedrichsruhe, Mecklenburg, Germany.  They had at least 7 children.


  • Dorothea Elizabeth Christina Johanna Kludt, born 19 Oct 1817 in Friedrichsruhe, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married Johann Christian August Fromm, son of Johann Jacob Fromm, on 28 Aug 1846 in Frauenmark, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  They had at least 3 children:

    • Johann Ludwig Carl Andreas Fromm, born 27 Jan 1847.  Believe to have been born in Germany.  
    • Caroline Sophia Christina Fromm, born 28 Oct 1848 in Germany.  Died 30 Mar 1849 in Fruenmark, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.
    • Carl Andreas Friedrich Christoph Fromm, born 27 Mar 1850 in Germany.  Married Catherine Werle, daughter of Jacob Werle and Margaret Smith, 24 May 1880 in Plymouth, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.  At least 3 children were born.
      • Anna Rosalina Fromm, born 26 Jun 1890 in Plymouth, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.  She died 16 Feb 1971 in Eureka, Humboldt, California.  She married Glenn Woolliscroft Edgar, son of John S Edgar & Elizabeth Walliscroft, on 21 Feb 1910 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.  They had at least 9 children.
        • Leo Roy Edgar, born c1911 in Iowa
        • Earl Elliott Edgar, born c1912 in Iowa
        • Cleo Arthur Edgar, born 16 Sept 1913 in Rock Falls, Cerro Gordo, Iowa
        • John S Edgar, born c1916 in Iowa
        • Mary Elizabeth Edgar, born 19 Nov 1917 in El Centro, Imperial, California
        • Lloyd R Edgar, born c1920 in California
        • Kenneth Harry Edgar, born 27 Jan 1922 in El Centro, Imperial, California.
        • Donald E Edgar, born c1925 in California
        • Alice June Edgar, born 1 Jun 1927 in El Centro, Imperial, California.
      • John Fromm, born Sept 1894 in Iowa.
      • Edward Fromm, born Aug 1899 in Iowa.
            Some interesting notes for Dorothea and her family:  It appears the family emigrated to America.  There are Wisconsin Census Records from 1860 through 1900.  There is some confusion as to whether the daughter listed above died at a young age or not.  I have a record indicating that she died in 1852.  There is also mention that a child died at sea.  She is listed on the 1860 Wisconsin Census but not on the 1870 Wisconsin Census.  The 1900 census indicates there was a total of 8 children with 7 living.  It also indicates that they immigrated in 1850.

  • Andreas Carl Wilhelm Kludt, born 27 Oct 1819 in Friedrichsruhe, Mecklenburg, Germany.  Died 2 Jan 1884 in Frauenmark, Mecklenburg, Germany.  He married Hanna Maria Friederica Schwarz, daughter of Christoph Friederich  Schwarz & Sophia Margarthe Rohde, on 18 Jun 1843 in Frauenmark, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  They had 11 children:
    • Hanna Sophia Christiana Schwarz Kludt, born 26 Aug 1841 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married Johann Carl Friedrich Cords on 27 May 1864.  They had 9 children:
      • Carl Johann Theodor Kludt Cords, born 14 Jun 1860
      • Ludwig Johann Heinrich Kludt Cords, born 16 Jun 1863
      • stillborn child on 8 Dec 1865
      • Christoph Andreas Johann Cords, born 22 Feb 1867
      • Caroline Sophia Christophora Maria Cords, born 24 Jan 1869
      • unknown, born between 1871-1872
      • Helmuth Ernst Christian Friedrich Cords, born 5 Feb 1875 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany
      • Wilhelm Carl Christian Cords, born 12 Nov 1879
      • Friederike Anna Christine Frieda Cords, born 7 Sept 1881
    • Maria Sophia Hanna Kludt, born 2 Jan 1844 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married Carl Friedrich Detlef Voss.
    • Johann Carl Otto Kludt, born 27 May 1845 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  He married Doretta Caroline Johanna Louise Bekendorf, daughter of Christoph Johann Friedrich Bekendorf and Henrietta Caroline Amalie Wendt, on 23 Nov 1880.  They had at least one child:
      • Otto Carl Heinrich Johann Kludt, born 28 Aug 1881.
    • Johann Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Kludt, born 18 Mar 1847 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  Died on 14 Dec 1911.  Married 11 Nov 1875 to Ernestina Louise Carolina Pflughaupt, daughter of Heinrich David Wilhelm Pflughaupt and Carolina Louisa Friederica Fernow.  They had at least 4 children:
      • unknown born before 1876
      • Gustav Christoph Johann Kludt, born 27 Aug 1876 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  Died 26 Jun 1881.
      • Anna Caroline Sophie Lisette Kludt, born 28 Dec 1878.
      • Andreas Bornhard Albert Johann Kludt, born 20 Oct 1882 and died 23 Jan 1886.
    • Johann Carl Friedrich Christian Kludt, born 1 Apr 1849 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  Married 2 Jul 1875 to Elisabeth Friederke Johanna Struck, daughter of Christian Friederich Struck and Maria Sophia Dorothea Doshca. They had at least four children (3 are not known) -
      • Frieda Elise Johanna Kludt, born 25 Oct 1881 and died 29 Oct 1881, in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.
    • Helmuth Heinrich Joahnn Friedrich Kludt, born 4 Nov 1851 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.
    • Andreas Christoph Carl Friedrich Kludt, born 28 Mar 1854 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.
    • Carolina Maria Johanna Christiana Kludt, also born 28 Mar 1854 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married 21 Ap 1876 to Friedrich Johann Gotthard Christian Wiedow, son of Georg August Friedrich Wiedow..  They had at least one child:
      • Bertha Sophia Caroline Johanna Kludt Wiedow, born 11 Jan 1874
    • Friederica Johanna Henrica Stina Kludt, born 17 Nov 1857 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married Carl Heinrich Christian Drews.
    • Johanne Elise Louise Henrietta Kludt, born 19 Sept 1859 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married on 19 Nov 1880 to Christoph Wilhelm Ludwigh Harder, son of Joachim Harder and Maria Dorothea Meyer.
    • stillborn, 14 Dec 1862.
  • Maria Louisa Dorothea Kludt, born 21 Jan 1823 in Klinken, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married Johan Friedrich Heinrich Rhode, son of Christoph Rhode, on 20 Jun 1848 in Frauenmark, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  They had at least 5 children:
    • Sophia Johanna Carolina Kludt Rhode, born 7 Dec 1845.
    • Johann Heinrich Friedrich Rhode, born 11 Aug 1848.
    • Johann Christoph Martin Christian Rhode, born 27 May 1853
    • Sophia Hanna Carolina Rhode, born 4 Dec 1855.
    • Christoph Andreas Martin Rhode, born 17 May 1858. 
  • Louise Karolina Wilhelmina Kludt, born 1 Nov 1827 in Goldenbow, Frauenmark, Mecklenburg, Germany.  She married 24 Oct 1850 in Frauenmark, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany to Johann Fridrich Kludt, son of Sophia Hagan.  They had at least 7 children:
    • Sophia Dorette Johanne Louise Kludt, born 30 Jan 1851 in Mecklenburg, Germany
    • Fritz Kludt, born circa 1853 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin
    • August Kludt, born Sept 1859 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin
    • Anna Kludt, born circa 1861 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin
    • Henry Kludt, born circa 1864 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin
    • Carl Kludt, born circa 1866 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin
    • John Kludt, born circa 1868 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin
         Some interesting notes for the above:  It appears this family also emigrated to America.  Not able to locate any information as to when they emigrated.

  • Heinrich Johann Christian Kludt, born 22 Oct 1830 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany
  • Heinrich Johann Ludwig Kludt - more later on him.  Also, check out an earlier blog entry at http://familyandmemories.blogspot.com/2014/02/4-john-kludt.html   
  • Dorotea Johanna Henrica Kludt, born 13 Sept 1836 in Goldenbow, Frauenmark, Mecklenburg, Germany.
2.  Carl Helmuth Klut, born 15 Oct 1794 (no further information available at this time).
3.  Augusta Dorothea Elisabeth Kludt, born 4 Dec 1810 and died 10 Dec 1810 in Germany.


Heinrich Johann Ludwig Kludt  was born 2 Nov 1832 in Goldenbow, Parchim, Mecklenburg, Germany.  He died 29 Mar 1904 in Hawkeye, Fayette County, Iowa.  He married Dorothea Ahrendt, daughter of Christian & Maria Ahrendt,  on the 27 Nov 1857 in Grafton, Ozaukeee County, Wisconsin.  They had 6 children:



  • John Kludt, born 20 Nov 1855 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin and died 17 Apr 1859 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin.
  • Mary Kludt, born and died 5 July 1860 in Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin.
  • William Edward Kludt, born 2 Oct 1862 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin and died 11 Oct 1945 in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington.  He married Susan Katherine Reisner, daughter of Henry Reisner and Maria Margaret Haueisen, on 14 Feb 1889 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa.  They had 4 children.

    • Mary Henrietta Kludt, born 25 Sept 1890 in Iowa and died 5 Dec 1977 in Kelso, Cowlitz County, Washington.  She married Joseph Wales Ray on the 9th of Oct 1907 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington.  They had 6 children:
      • Edith, born in 1903 in Texas.  Married Benjamin Franklin Pascoe
      • Elsie, born in 1908 in Washington.  Married Cleve Dubois.  Had at least 1 child
        • Joseph Wesley Dubois, born 19 May 1928 in Oregon.  Died 13 Feb 2005 in Portland, Oregon.  Married a Mary.
      • Walter L, born 9 Apr 1910 and died Jan 1983 in Kelso, Cowlitz Co, Washington.  Married Mary Hendrick and had at least 1 child.
        • James Ray, born in 1938.
      • Doris, born 5 Aug 1914 in Lewis Co, Washington and died 5 Mar 2011 in Beaverton, Washington Co, ORegon. Married Russell J Williamson on the 24th of Jul 1936 in Skamania Co, Washington.  She married again on 20 Mar 1980 to Charles Wesley Settle in Mason Co, Washington.  She had at least one child with Russell
        • Alan Williamson, born circa 1938 in Washington.
      • Frank Bernel, b 20 Feb 1917 in Ostrander, Cowlitz Co, Washington and died 26 Feb 2003 in Kelso, Cowlitz Co, Washington.
      • Glenn, b 30 Sept 1918 in Cowlitz Co, Washington.
    • Lydia Margaret Kludt, born 28 Apr 1892 in Iowa and died 13 Jan 1921 in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington. She married Guy LeRoy McLeod on 25th Jul 1914 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington.  They had at least 6 children:
      • Mildred Louise, born 10 May 1915 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington and died 4 May 1997 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She married Lawrence H Watkins on 15th of May 1937 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington.  They had at least 2 children:
        • David L Watkins, born circa 1938 in Washington
        • Joe Edward Watkins, b 27 Jun 1939 in Washington.  Married Loretta Irene Keller 8th of Jun 1962 in Maricopa Co, Arizona.
      • George Arthur, b 6 Dec 1916 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington and died 7 Aug 2002.
      • Esther, b 4 Mar 1918 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington and married Bruce Long on 25th of Jun 1936 in Washington.  They had at least 3 children.
        • Oreta, b 1937 in Washington
        • Marline, b 1938 in California
        • Larry B, b 1939 in Washington
      • Helen Marjory, b May 1919 in Washington and died 25 Jan 1991 in Los Angeles, CAlifornia.  She married William R Owen on 23 Mar 1944 in California.
      • Bruce
      • Annie
    • John James Kludt, born 15 Feb 1895 in Hawkeye, Fayette County, Iowa and died 2 Jun 1945 in Chehalis, Lewis County, Iowa.  He married Flora Olive Jenkins on 3 July 1917 in Puyallup, Pierce Co, Washington.  They had 4 girls.
      • Dorothy Susan, born 6 Mar 1919 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington and died 12 Apr 1925.
      • Lorraine Agnes, born 17 Oct 1927 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington and died 14 Feb 2002 in Anderson Island, Pierce Co, Washington.  She married George Alton Frazier on 4 Jun 1949 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington.
      • Betty Ann, b 27 Feb 1931 in Washington and died 16 Jan 2018 in Des Moines, King Co, Washington.  She married Leonard Edward Oebser on 17 Sept 1950 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington.
      • Peggy Louise, b 26 Mar 1939 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington.  She married Robert Versil Larue Jr on 9 Jul 1960 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington.
    • Edward William Kludt, born 19 Aug 1900 in Fulda, Murray County, Minnesota and died 11 Jun 1975 in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington. (more on this family later)

  • Augusta M Kludt, born 11 Jan 1865 in West Bend, Washington County, Wisconsin.  She died 2 Mar 1936 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa.  She married George A Reisner, son of Henry Reisner and Maria Margaret Haueisen, on 24 May 1883 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa.  They had 8 children. 
    •  Dan Reisner, died Dec 1904 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa
    • Louise Mathilde Reisner, born 19 Oct 1884 and died 9 Dec 1904 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa
    • Henry Edward Reisner, born 2 Apr 1886 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa and died 9 Nov 1967 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa.  He married Matilda August Wilhelmina Stahr, daughter of William Stahr and Mary Quandt, 15 May 1913 in Windsor Township, Fayette County, Iowa.  They had 4 children.
      • Pauline Hildegard Reisner, born 27 Sept 1915 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa.  Died 4 May 2006 in Lincoln, Tama County, Iowa.  Married 12 Jan 1935 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa to Robert S Sherman, son of Albert A Sherman and Donna May Crowe.  They had at least 3 children:
        • Mary Sherman, born circa 1936 in Iowa
        • Carole Sherman, born circa 1939 in Iowa
        • Judith Sherman, born circa 1940 in Iowa
    • Emma Reisner, born 30 Jan 1891 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa and died May 1981 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa.
    • George John Reisner, born 3 Aug 1895 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa and died 30 Mar 1979 in Fayette, Fayette.
    • Laura Augusta Reisner, born 28 Aug 1897 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa and died Jan 1985 in Castalia.
    • Theodore Frederick Reisner, born 1 Oct 1901 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa and died 6 Dec 1998 in West Union, Fayette County, IOwa.
    • Herbert Otto Reisner, born 17 Nov 1904 in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa and died 28 Oct 1979 in West Union, Fayette County, IOwa.
  • John Kludt, born 9 Apr 1872 and died 7 May 1872 in Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • Henry Carl Kludt, born 14 Nov 1875 in Cedarburg,
    Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.  He died 17 Nov 1940
    in Kamiah, Idaho.  He married Alma Nelson on the 16th of January 1907 in Bethel Township, Fayette Co, Iowa.  They had 5 children
  • Henry & Alma Kludt
    • Mabel Augusta Kludt, b 24 Nov 1907 in Richland, Benton Co, Washington and died 26 Jan 1996 in Clarkston, Asotin Co, WA.  She married Loyal Elmer Dybvig.  They had 2 children:
      • Michael Dean Dybvig, b 31 Aug 1940 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, WA.  he died 28 Jun 1959 in Kooskia, Idaho Co, ID as a result of a car accident. 
      • Patrick Dybvig, b circa 1944 in Chehalis.  Married Patricia Smith on 25th April 1971 in Ellensburg, Kittitas Co, WA.
    • Axel Nelson Kludt, b 21 Sept 1909 in Chehalis, Lewis Co, WA.  He died 20 Jun 1996 in Lewiston, Nez Perce Co, ID.  His first marriage was 7 Oct 1938 to Mildred Viola Gibler.  On 5th of Aug 1961, he married widow Wilhelmina "Billie" Marie Wolfe Hronek in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho.
    • Julia Etta Kludt, b 26 Jul 1911 in Richland, Benton Co, WA.  She died 30 Mar 2010 in Chandler, Maricopa Co, Arizona. on 7 Sept 1935 she married David P Burch in Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.  They had 2 children:
      • Carol L, b circa 1938,
      • Betty
    • Virgil Charles Kludt, b 12 Mar 1914 in Kamiah, Idaho Co, Idaho.  He died 5 Apr 2000 in Lewiston, Nez Perce Co, Idaho.  He married a Wilhemine.  They had 3 children:
      • David LaVern
      • Donna
      • Darold LeRoy
    • Edna Mae Kludt, b 20 May 1920 in Idaho. She died 12 Mar 2008 in Kamiah, Idaho.  She married Clarence Lage.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Surnames A-Z: XYZ Surnames

This idea of listing surnames over the coming weeks comes from The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  I think this will be fun.

Some of my surnames I have already posted information on . . . others I'm still working on.

Continuing the blog list of surnames for both mine and my husband's family that I'm doing genealogical research.  Maybe we connect, maybe not.

So . . . here is the final installment for X, Y and Z:


Young - Indiana, Illinois, France

Ziegler - Pennsylvania, Germany

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Surnames A-Z: W Surnames

This idea of listing surnames over the coming weeks comes from The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  I think this will be fun.

Some of my surnames I have already posted information on . . . others I'm still working on.

Continuing the blog list of surnames for both mine and my husband's family that I'm doing genealogical research.  Maybe we connect, maybe not.

So . . . here are the W's:

Waldron - Pennsylvania
Walker - Ireland, England, Scotland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky
Ward - Virginia
Webber - Virginia
Weitzel
West - England
Wiatt, Wyatt - England, Virginia
Wigton
Williams - Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska
Wilson - Virginia
Winston - England
Wodehouse - England
Wood
Worsham
Wryley - England

Friday, April 13, 2018

Surnames A-Z: V Surnames


This idea of listing surnames over the coming weeks comes from The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  I think this will be fun.

Some of my surnames I have already posted information on . . . others I'm still working on.

Continuing the blog list of surnames for both mine and my husband's family that I'm doing genealogical research.  Maybe we connect, maybe not.

So . . . here are the V's:


VanLeuven
Varner - Virginia

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Surnames A-Z: U surnames

This idea of listing surnames over the coming weeks comes from The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  I think this will be fun.

Some of my surnames I have already posted information on . . . others I'm still working on.

Continuing the blog list of surnames for both mine and my husband's family that I'm doing genealogical research.  Maybe we connect, maybe not.

So . . . here are the U's:


Ulerich - Germany, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Washington
Uvedale - 


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Surnames A-Z: T Surnames

This idea of listing surnames over the coming weeks comes from The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.  I think this will be fun.

Some of my surnames I have already posted information on . . . others I'm still working on.

Continuing the blog list of surnames for both mine and my husband's family that I'm doing genealogical research.  Maybe we connect, maybe not.

So . . . here are the T's:

Taylor - Virginia
Theissen - Germany
Thompson - Virginia
Thurston - Virginia
Tolson - England
Tuttle - New York
Tyson - Pennsylvania, Germany