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Becky Jamison
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  • Canon City, CO
  • United States
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I Reunited a Family Portrait with a Descendant

This morning before church started a friend walked up and handed me this 11"x17" family portrait. Someone had given her a box of canning jars and this gem was also in the box. But she can't remember who brought the box or who might have owned the photo. Fortunately, the names of the individuals are written on the back side. None of them were familiar to me or to her. I told her I'd look on FamilySearch.org and try to find the individuals and hope to locate a descendant.

I was so fortunate, because as soon as I found the eldest individual in this portrait, Charles Henry Burns, I saw an email listed for the submitter of the information about him. I emailed "Jennifer" and asked if she'd like to have the portrait. While I was waiting for her reply, I also found her on facebook. Social Media is great in cases like this!

"Jennie" emailed me back within a couple of hours and explained that her husband's grandparents and great grandparents are in the portrait. I'll be putting the portrait in the mail to her tomorrow! I'm happy to be able to pay it forward!

An interesting note is that, while browsing around on Family Search about Charles Henry Burns, I saw a familiar name....Moses Leavitt, his 5th great grandfather. Moses happens to be MY 7th great-grandfather! So Charles Henry Burns is my 6th cousin twice removed. That means all the people in this portrait are my cousins (or spouses of my cousins)! 

I Put the Margheim Farm on the Map

I recently scanned this wonderful old photo from my father's collection. 
My grandfather John Ludwig Margheim is seated at the implement directly behind that old car that has stopped in the yard. I think that vehicle belonged to my grandfather's brother George because George's son is seen at the far right, seated and wearing a white shirt. Seated 2nd from right is my dad, Ernest L. Margheim, who at this time was 6 years old.

Dad had written this on the back of the photo: 
I took this information, found the farm site on Google Maps and with the help of 'SnagIt' (Software that I love!) I prepared this view of the farm site.
It's so nice when photos are identified on the back side. My dad was pretty good about doing that. And with the technology available today it's possible to do fun things like this.

Their Memory Lives on through a Child's Table

In this photo are George and Helen Walls, friends of my mother back in 1948-9. They are visiting the home we lived in at 2201 Jefferson in Great Bend, Kansas. Before my birth my mother was employed at Thies Packing Company in Great Bend, where my father was also employed. Both were bookkeepers at the time. I believe my mother met Helen Ball while working there. Helen later married George Walls, also an employee at the plant. 

One of the most cherished possessions I still own from my childhood is a small table with two chairs. This table was a gift to me and my twin brother from Helen Ball, when we were toddlers, in that time period of 1948-1949.  I have this photo of using it at a birthday party in 1955. Pictured at left is my cousin Cora Sova and at right is our little neighbor, Pam Olson. 
You can see that I was still using this table for my own grandchildren in 1999. Pictured below are Brenna and Raichael Newman and Taylor Haining.  
On a recent trip back to my hometown of Great Bend, KS my husband and I had occasion to make a quick trip through St. John, KS. We each have relatives buried in Fairview Park Cemetery there so we stopped to photograph a few headstones. I was surprised to walk past the grave and headstone of George and Helen Walls. I honestly had no idea they were buried there. I felt grateful to have been in this place at this particular time to make this discovery. Helen would be surprised to know we are still using and enjoying the little table she gave us more than 60 years ago. 

 

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Germans from Russia (Volga Germans)

For anyone who has ancestors, or is interested in those who emigrated from Germany to the Volga region of Russia. Also called Volga Germans.
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Becky Jamison replied to Becky Jamison's discussion Links for Volga German web sites in the group Germans from Russia (Volga Germans)
"I don't know what happened to them, Sarah. I'll have to look into this. I'm sorry."
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Oct 10, 2010
Darin Grimsley commented on Becky Jamison's group Germans from Russia (Volga Germans)
"My mom's side is 100% Volga German. Kramers-Schells from Sewalt and Kinderknecht-Gerstner from Marienthal. It appears that the Kramers were among the first settlers in Sewalt. Kinderknechts emmigrated from Blieskastell, Saarland, GER first to…"
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"My friend live in Cannon City CO. Her name is Patty Meigs. She is also addicted to Genealogy lol"
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Jul 22, 2010
Brandt Gibson commented on Becky Jamison's group Germans from Russia (Volga Germans)
"My family wasn't technically Volga Germans, they were Volhynian, from the town of Uljanowka, near Zhitomir. My 3rd-great-grandfather, Ludwig Joseph, his wife Justine Witt, and their children Samuel, Gottlieb, Justine, and Wilhelmine, and their…"
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Profile Information

What surnames are you interested in researching?
Margheim, Koleber, Flanders, Becker, Strait, McMillan, Jamison, Haught, Roberts, King, Bell, Dale, Dietz, Jones, Smith, Marker, Hardin
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Germany, United States,
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I started genealogy research to continue work done previously by family members. I wanted to know who my ancestors were and to learn their stories!
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://beckysgraceandglory.blogspot.com

Gramma's House: My Personal Life Blog

Besides my genealogy blog "Grace and Glory", which you can see at left, I write a blog focusing on my family and my personal life. You're welcome to come and visit me at "Gramma's House"

I've also posted my family photo albums at Picasa Web. You're welcome to take a look.

"We live as long as we're remembered"! (Russian proverb)

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At 12:49pm on March 26, 2011, Sherry Hightower gave Becky Jamison a gift
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Hope you are having a great year so far! Please accept this little ribbon as my way of saying, while I may not visit GW much these days, I have not forgotten.
At 9:51am on August 25, 2010, Dee Shelton said…
My friend live in Cannon City CO. Her name is Patty Meigs. She is also addicted to Genealogy lol
At 6:56pm on July 31, 2010, Dee Shelton said…
Hi Becky;
I am glad to find someone else researching the Roberts family. You are my second Genealogy friend in Cannon City CO. Pat and I discovered that we are also cousins linked through my Allen family.

I will be very happy if you will accept me as your friend. I live in NC.

Thank you,

Dee Shelton
At 3:33pm on August 22, 2009, Monica Palmer said…
Hi Becky! I was excited to see someone else from Colorado! I've been to the main branch of Denver Public Library and looked at some of their resources... do you have any other suggestions for research in Colorado? Unfortunately, my ancestors are not from here. Mainly Ohio and California.
At 2:11pm on July 21, 2009, Kathryn Keller said…
Hey Becky. I just read your article in the World Vital Records Newsletter. Nice article.
At 2:56pm on July 13, 2009, Judith Richards Shubert said…
Hi there, Becky. Looks like this will be a pretty active site with a lot of positive results. Thanks for finding me.
At 10:51pm on July 11, 2009, Sherry Hightower said…
Becky..just saved this image to the computer. I'll work on it tomorrow
At 6:14pm on July 10, 2009, Carolyn Dunlap Franklin said…
Hi Becky!! This new site looks awsome!! I'm so glad we are friends! :)
At 7:08pm on July 8, 2009, Jeanie McCully said…
Becky, thank you for the friend request - I just learned about GenealogyWise minutes before I signed up, and to already get a friend request makes me feel welcome.
At 4:12pm on July 8, 2009, Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS said…
Thank you Becky for the friend request. :)
 
 
 

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