My Roots Run Deep

 

Stories From My Family History

Little ONe by Pond

The Illk Family

  The house I grew up in after 2nd grade was built by Abraham Illk.  Abraham Illk was born in Württemberg, Germany in 1834 and married Catherine Voth and had 8 children. He passed away on 1916 in Vermilion, Illinois, USA.  The stories I've heard tell that Catherine...

Mice, fire, syrup and the past

The holidays are always a time to get together and tell stories about the past. Syrup My oldest drove in from VT (bringing syrup for everyone) and that spurred stories about my mother making syrup from our trees - in our yard - in Illinois.  She would collect the sap...

50th – not a funny story though I try….

Yep, it was just my 50th....  I have to say it was a lot more disappointing than I expected.  I actually love birthdays. I try to plan them out for the boys....  Once for my husbands 40th I invited people for a surprise (even my grandmother was there!) and then had a...

In the Pond

Some of the first things we really noticed about my father as he developed dementia was his lapses in judgement. With a farm this resulted in more broken equipment... A wagon accidently pushed into a pond. The oil pan cover on a bulldozer being forgotten. We even...

Col Morgan Morgan

Col Morgan Morgan is known as the first white settler in West Virginia.  I'm currently documenting my line from Col Morgan Morgan to myself.   He was born in 1688 and passed away in 1766.  he was thought to be friends with George Washington and had children go on to...

Robert Carl Richter

My father passed away September 23rd, 2017...  the guestbook is available at: Robinson's Funeral Chapel  The memorial service was at Muncie Baptist Church and included stories about my dad.  Getting a chance to hear some friends and family tell their stories about my...

Humanity and Hulu

I found a new show recently - "Mary Kills People" on Hulu.  It's about a nurse running around helping patients commit suicide when they decide they can't take it any more and don't want to suffer through the future ahead.  In the show they talk about the fact that...

Family Culture

My son is currently doing a project on family culture....  I think the class is cultural anthropology.  The real question is what is our families cultural history.  I also was struck recently seeing online a quiz a teacher gave for extra credit on race.  The real...

The Illk Family

  The house I grew up in after 2nd grade was built by Abraham Illk.  Abraham Illk was born in Württemberg, Germany in 1834 and married Catherine Voth and had 8 children. He passed away on 1916 in Vermilion, Illinois, USA.  The stories I've heard tell that Catherine...

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Mice, fire, syrup and the past

The holidays are always a time to get together and tell stories about the past. Syrup My oldest drove in from VT (bringing syrup for everyone) and that spurred stories about my mother making syrup from our trees - in our yard - in Illinois.  She would collect the sap...

read more

In the Pond

Some of the first things we really noticed about my father as he developed dementia was his lapses in judgement. With a farm this resulted in more broken equipment... A wagon accidently pushed into a pond. The oil pan cover on a bulldozer being forgotten. We even...

read more

Col Morgan Morgan

Col Morgan Morgan is known as the first white settler in West Virginia.  I'm currently documenting my line from Col Morgan Morgan to myself.   He was born in 1688 and passed away in 1766.  he was thought to be friends with George Washington and had children go on to...

read more

Robert Carl Richter

My father passed away September 23rd, 2017...  the guestbook is available at: Robinson's Funeral Chapel  The memorial service was at Muncie Baptist Church and included stories about my dad.  Getting a chance to hear some friends and family tell their stories about my...

read more

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