Muehlheim Family Reunion – Save the Date

Muehlheim Family Reunion

Announcing the Muehlheim Family reunion which will be held in Waterford, Pennsylvania next summer.

Date: August 22, 2020, Noon to 4 pm

Place: Picnicana Park, 9260 Old French Rd, Waterford, PA (3 miles off I-90 in Erie County, Pennsylvania)

The park is equipped with pavilions, should the weather turn wet. All descendants of the Muhlheim/Muehlheim Families of Switzerland are invited to gather in Erie County Pennsylvania. We will have opportunities to introduce each family and share information. Please bring your family tree and photos from the past if possible. We are seeking any information about the Muehlheim families in Switzerland (our descendants lived in Somerdale, Ohio in the 1890’s) You may have questions of your own that we could help answer.

If you know you are unable to attend, we would be very grateful if you would forward your family tree information or any photos to us. We want to try to make a connection with other branches in our family tree.

The three Muehlheim Families that we want to connect are: Ernest Muehlheim married Anna Schwab, Gottfried Muehlheim married Bertha Henze, and John Muehlheim married Mary Whitmer. these 3 family branches are connected somehow, and probably in Schereun, Switzerland.

For more information, please contact Rita Stewart, 7300 Old Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509, or email oneoftwo@roadrunner.com Or, Carol Buetikofer, 6717 Manchester Farms Road, Fairview, PA 16415, or email cicijab@roadrunner.com

 

Smith Ambulance Tour

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society visited Smith Ambulance on 18 Sep 2019.  They were greeted by Bob Smith, the owner of Smith Ambulance and Smith Funeral Home.  He also is a collector of vintage ambulances and funeral memorabilia.  He gave a short talk on the history of ambulances and funeral homes and then gave the group an interesting and excellent tour of his facility.

Originally some funeral homes used the same vehicle as both a hearse and ambulance as they were the only vehicles that a person could be transported lying down.  The ambulance starts as a standard vehicle from an auto manufacturer which provides the engine, windshield, front seats and chassis.   This is then shipped to an ambulance manufacturer to complete.

His collection is varied and very interesting.  He has the New Phila Brush Truck used by their fire department from 1966 to 1996.  He also showed us his 1922 Dodge Brothers Fire Truck.  He was able to purchase from Jim Thorn in Cambridge a 1860 ambulance from the Civil War.  He has a bright red 1959 Superior Royal Cadillac Ambulance.  He purchased the last 2014 Ford Econoline ambulance built by Ford.  The 1896 horse-drawn hearse and a funeral carriage is still occasionally used for special occasions.

He then showed us several coffins that where designed with windows.

The Delaware Tribe Then and Now

The Historic Schoenbrunn Village will host on Thursday, June 27th at 6:30pm – The Delaware Tribe Then and Now.

You are invited to attend a presentation given by enrolled members of the Shawnee, Delaware, and Seneca-Cayuga (also historically known as the MIngo when living in Ohio/Pennsylvania) Tribes whose ancestors were all forcibly removed from Ohio to Oklahoma in the 19th Century. Come and learn about these communities lifestyle and culture as it existed in the 18th Century in Ohio as well as their existence in Oklahoma today. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and interact with the legitimate descendants of some of the Native Communities who once called Ohio home.”

This program is free and open to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2408587026093837

The Shawnee Tribe Then and Now

Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum & Clary Gardens are pleased to present The Shawnee Tribe Then & Now on June 28th at 6:00P.M. at the Clary Gardens’ Amphitheater. You are invited to attend a presentation given by enrolled members of the Shawnee, Delaware, and Seneca-Cayuga (also historically known as the Mingo when living in Ohio/Pennsylvania) Tribes whose ancestors were all forcibly removed from Ohio to Oklahoma in the 19th Century. Come and learn about these communities, their lifestyle, and their culture as it existed in the 18th Century in Ohio as well as their existence in Oklahoma today. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and interact with the legitimate descendants of some of the Native Communities who once called Ohio home.

This program is free and open to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/441233186664837/

Ohio Genealogical Society

We are planning a road trip to the Ohio Genealogical Society in Bellville, OH on the 10th of July.  We are planning to carpool.   There is a sign up sheet in the library.

The OGS library has a lot of information for research.  I was recently there and found wills for my ancestors in Maryland.  Also found a book on the Barrick family that I had been searching for.

The library easily located on route 97 between I-71 and Bellville.

Join Us Wednesday 10 Apr

Join us at the library on 10 April at 1:00 for DNA 101 – Introduction to Genetic Genealogy.

Mary Jamba will be presenting.

War of 1812 Ancestors

Our speaker on Monday night will be Eric Johnson.  Here is a short bio.

Eric Johnson will present a PowerPoint lecture entitled, Researching your War of 1812 ancestors on the Internet, at the meeting of the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society on 1 April 2019 starting at 7 pm at the society’s library in Dennison, Ohio.

 

The lecture is a ‘how to’ on identifying and documenting ancestors who served during the War of 1812 by using the Internet. Johnson will focus on militia and U.S. Army ancestors, particularly Ohioans.

 

Eric’s parents were Norman and Mary Johnson of Uhrichsville. He is a graduated of Claymont High School and Kent State University. Married to Susan Weisenbach of Cleveland, the Johnson’s resides in Avon Lake, Ohio. They had a daughter, Sarah, who lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her husband.

 

He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and is also a retired computer programmer.

 

Johnson is the Vice President of Development for the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS). He serves as the registrar general for the General Society of the War of 1812, and as the registrar/genealogist for the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio. Johnson is also a member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Swedish Colonial Society and the Company of Military Historians.

 

He is a member of the OGS’s First Families of Ohio, Society of Civil War Families of Ohio, Settlers and Builders of Ohio, Century Families of Ohio, and Society of the Families of the Old Northwest Territory. He is also a life member of the Ross, Tuscarawas, Carroll and Harrison County Chapters of OGS. Besides doing family research, he enjoys researching American military history.

 

Johnson is a published author of thirteen books on military genealogy, twelve on the War of 1812 and one on the Civil War. He has a number of books which are in the process of being published. He has also self-published booklets relating to his family.

 

He has lectured throughout the state on military genealogy covering the War of 1812, Civil War and World War I. He will be presenting a lecture entitled, Researching War of 1812 Naval-Marine Ancestors, at the OGS Conference, 1-4 May 2019 in Mason, Ohio, and another lecture entitled, Researching ancestors in the Old Northwest Territory, 1788-1803, at the 2019 Midwestern Roots Conference, 19-20 July 2019, in Indianapolis, IN.

Have You Set Your Genealogy Goals For 2019? 

I had never considered setting goals for my genealogy. Have you? I decided to start small and made a list of five items.

  1. Sort all of my digital files.
  2. Scan all of my mother’s photos.
  3. Get those photos into acid-free boxes.
  4. Scan all of my negatives.
  5. Get all the new photos, newspaper clippings, obituaries, letters, and ledger pages into both my digital program and my notebooks.

Are you missing a probate record or perhaps it’s a few birth records? Can we help you in your research? Don’t forget we have a research secretary on hand to help with your long-distance searches. Check out our research page!!

Winter time is the perfect time for cleaning up your computer files and filling out those research notebooks! Happy searching!

 

January Meeting

January Meeting has been changed to the Genealogy Library in Dennison.

Will be meeting only.   Gnadenhutten Moravian Church Tour and speaker Hombre & Marci Liggett has been postponed to a later date.

Sorry for the inconvenience.