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Travis LeMaster
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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Science agrees with me. I know—I am as surprised as you. Science calls it “Grit.”
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Obituary : William H. Summers (1844-1911)
Fort Wayne News September 4, 1911 page 8 Summers William H. Summers, a prominent farmer residing near Poe, Allen county, died at Hope hospital Sunday evening.  The death was due to obstruction of the bowels.  Saturday the deceased was in good health and spi...
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Photograph : Luman Walker LeMasters Jr. & Mary Keziah (Chew) LeMasters
Luman Walker LeMasters Jr. & Mary Keziah (Chew) LeMasters How appropriate that on Memorial Day weekend I would receive a blessing in my email inbox from cousin Jill - a photograph of Civil War veteran Luman Walker LeMasters Jr. (1842-1931) and his wife Mary...
It was a part of the mounted infantry on 3 July 1863 that he was wounded at Decherd's Ford, near Winchester, Tennessee. He was shot through the left breast. He spent time in the hospital in Nashville and Louisville before being discharged with 1/2 disability on February 27, 1864.
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Marriage Record : Leslie Lemuel Beals and Anna Arline Weil, Hamilton County, Indiana, 1920
"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images,  FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VXP5-HNN : accessed 20 May 2014),  entry for Leslie Lemuel Beals and Anna Arline Weil, ; citing Hamilton County; FHL microfilm 001320369. Located the ma...
"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VXP5-HNN : accessed 20 May 2014), entry for Leslie Lemuel Beals and Anna Arline Weil, ; citing Hamilton County; FHL microfilm 001320369.
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Yes, I could use more balance in my life.
Feeling out of balance, and overwhelmed? Setting life priorities can help!
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Obituary : Clara (Moulton) Metzner (1843-1899)
Evangelical Messenger July 12, 1899, page 443 METZNER - Clara Metzner, nee Moulton, was born Sept. 30, 1843 and departed this life near Portland, Ind., July 4, 1899, aged 55 y., 9 m. and 3 d. She was married to Adam Metzner Nov. 13, 1864; to this union wer...
METZNER - Clara Metzner, nee Moulton, was born Sept. 30, 1843 and departed this life near Portland, Ind., July 4, 1899, aged 55 y., 9 m. and 3 d. She was married to Adam Metzner Nov. 13, 1864; to this union were born 4 children. In 1885 Bro. and Sister Metzner united with the Evangelical ...
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Hi Travis;

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for the info on Clara. So it appears that John and Catherine Metzner had 4 of 6 sons who made it to adulthood. John Adam, William F., Wesley T., and who else? They had 4 of 5 daughters who made it to adulthood as well. Samantha Metzner Orcutt, Catherine E. Metzner Stolz, Mary A. Metzner Huey, and who else?

I'm looking for more information on Rev. John W. Metzner of either Elkhart or Goshen IN. He was the father of Fern Priscilla Metzner Doty who died of TB in 1917. According to my grandmother John W. was the oldest son of William F. Metzner, making him a grandson of John and Catherine Metzner. I never met him. I think he died from a ruptured appendix or something like that.

I hope you found my feedback on Irvin Metzner and Bill Axe useful. I think Bill's middle daughter's name may be Ruthanne, not Linda. She definitely graduated from nursing school at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. All three girls had brown eyes like their mom. Bill was heavy set, had blue eyes and looked just like his dad. Bill's two sisters were Ruth who married George Montgomery, and Mary who married Lewis James. I think Bill was the youngest.

Thank you for sharing your research on the Metzner and Haley line. I'm pretty fascinated with learning about this family because I didn't know a lot about their early family history.

I'm also researching my Lyons and Sanders family geneology. My grandmother, Laura Metzner, married Paul Sanders and they raised me in their home. My grandfather introduced me to his cousin, Herbert W. Lyons, who was mayor of Portland around 1954 or so. We used to go to the Sanders-Lyons Reunion in Portland when I was a kid.

Because my oldest granddaughter asked me about our family history, I'm out to verify the accuracy of the oral history that I shared with her because I've discovered what I grew up believing doesn't make sense. My grandfather wasn't a liar. So I have to find out the truth about our geneology. The biggest shock was that we were at one time Quakers and it was never mentioned in our oral history.

Quakers keep good records. I learned that my ancestor Epsy Battain got excommunicated for her marriage to Jesse Sanders. They had 10 children in Ohio. After Epsy died, Jesse and several of his adult children homesteaded to Jay County when they opened up land around 1850. My grandfather, Paul, grew up at the edge of the Limberlost forest in the late 1890s. I think Epsy and Jesse Sanders were Paul's great grandparents. His grandparents were Jesse and Sarah Lyons Sanders. Another Sanders sister married a Lyons brother so that became the basis for the Sanders Lyons Reunion.
Paul's parents were Charles and Mable Heitzman Sanders. The name Jesse Sanders has been in every generation born since 1800 through to my late uncle Jesse Earl Sanders who died in 1967 or so.....similar to the pattern of the many John Metzner names.

If you run across any information that would assist me in the Sanders Lyons research, please send me an email. Also if you ever decide to visit Hawaii, and especially Maui, please let me know. My husband and I would love to meet you and your family.

Aloha,

Barb Hughes



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Updating My Ancestry Tree
Have spent some time this weekend updating and adding to my personal tree at Ancestry.  I've neglected it for awhile, but with all of the work I've been doing with DNA matches, I felt I needed to get it as up to date as possible. Many of the matches at 23an...
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DNA Match : Cousin Raj
Made a DNA connection with a public match at 23andMe , Raj, who is not currently sharing genomes with me.  Because we are not sharing genomes, I'm unable to compare him with others to see where we match. We share 1 segment, or 0.31% DNA and was a predicted ...
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DNA Match : Cousin Lila
Made a DNA connection at 23andMe with cousin Lila, who shares 1 segment of DNA with my mother.  None of that DNA passed to me, at least not enough for Lila to show up as a match on my DNA relatives. Lila and my mother match on chromosome 19: Comparison Chro...
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Church Record Sunday : Lambertson Family, Hinkle Creek Friends MM, Hamilton County, Indiana
Ancestry.com, U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994 [database on-line], Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data : Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana. Quaker re...
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Exploratory Data Analysis : Ezekiel Cooper Chew (1822-1888)
Ezekiel Cooper Chew (1822-1888) was my paternal 3rd-great grandfather.  What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about him. 1. Vital Records       Ezekiel was born January 17, 1822 in Gloucester County, New Jersey 1...
Ezekiel Cooper Chew (1822-1888) was my paternal 3rd-great grandfather. What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about him. 1. Vital Records Ezekiel was born January 17, 1822 in Gloucester County, New Jersey1. The Abel Chew family Bible listed his birth ...
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Exploratory Data Analysis : Mary Victoria (Rieber) Schaeffer (1853-1883)
Mary Victoria (Reiber) Schaeffer (1853-1883) was Corinne's maternal 3rd-great grandmother.  What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about her. 1. Vital Records       Mary was born circa 1853 in Indiana 1 , accordin...
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