25 January 2015

My Family Calendar This Week

Thursday of this week is National Puzzle Day. I used to love putting jigsaw puzzles together but why I bring this up is because it dawns on me that genealogy is like a big family puzzle. We spend our time seeing if this person fits here or there and matching up events and such. So really Thursday could be “National Place An Ancestor Day”! 

Happy birthday this week to David and Mark Peters, and Doug Schlichter! May God grant you all Many Years.  

Memory Eternal
Today (25 January) is the 104th anniversary of the death of Julia T Coursault. She is my husband’s 2x great aunt and the daughter of Oliver C Coursault, of Philadelphia, and Catherine Wren, of Ireland. 

Monday is the second anniversary of Aunt Jo passing. Aunt Jo is Josephine Eckman Pelikoski. She was (hubby’s) Dad’s sister. She married Tony Pelikoski. Tomorrow I will share more about Aunt Jo during Matrilineal Monday.  That's her photo at right.

It is also 152 years since John F Longnecker passed away in Colerain Township, Lancaster County. He is my husband’s 3rd great grand uncle. He is the son of John Longnecker and Susan Barr. One of six children, his sister Elizabeth is hubby’s 2x great grandmother. He married Mary J. Atchinson.  

Tuesday is the 113th anniversary of Elizabeth Herr Creswell’s passing. Elizabeth is hubby’s 2x great grandmother. The daughter of David Herr and Catherine Bumberger, she was one of seven children. Elizabeth married James Cresswell and had six children together. James preceded Elizabeth in death and she married Martin Barr afterwards. 

Friday we remember three people who passed: Wilda Bing Sensor (84 years), E.Wayne Sammons (10 years), and Thomas A VanHorn (98 years).  

Wilda is my second cousin 4x removed, according to FTM. She is the daughter of John Bing and Melissa Iddings. John is the son of Joseph Bing who is the son of John Bing, who is my 5th great grandfather.

Wayne Sammons is the husband of my cousin Janet Webster. Janet’s mom is my Aunt Helen (Still Webster) who I mention at least once a week probably! Aunt Helen is my great grandfather’s sister and she was such a great help when I first got interested in genealogy. It doesn’t seem like 10 years since Wayne passed. I still see Janet from time to time, usually at a major family event. 

Thomas is the son of Chrispin Pierson VanHorn and Maria Rice, my 3rd great grandparents. He married Minnie Wisner. They had two children – Thomas Andrew and Mary – before they divorced. Aunt Helen wrote about him once. She stated that after he and Minnie separated, Thomas came to live with them – Franklin and Jennie VanHorn Still and family. 


My Family Calendar This Week will be a weekly feature.  
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.