Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Charles has a somewhat colorful story which needs to be reported on Flipside. Of late I have been tiptoeing around the tale as some new information has come into my hands which has made me rethink my original spin on the events. A piece was presented in SNGF this weekend and is also dealt with more fully in the Charles Stark section of my home page. Although as mentioned, some of the home page story needs to be rewritten.
Charles is buried in the single interments area in Division Two, near Section E and F, Union Dale Cemetery, on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Also buried in Union Dale are his wife, Wilhelmine Catherine Schwarz Stark, and two daughters, Lucy Stark Munger and Dorothy Stark Cooper.
I have not visited Union Dale. My brother, Jeff, and my Dad photographed the tombstone in 1993. From Jeff's notes, it was rather difficult to locate. There was only a record of Charles Stark's burial, but no real direction as to where the grave was located--other than the vast area of Section E and the unnamed land where the actual gravemarker is located.
After walking around on a hot 90 degree Pittsburgh summer day, they managed to see the tombstone. Jeff was puzzled when he saw that great grandfather did not have an American flag marking his service in the Civil War and returned to the cemetery office to correct the oversight in the record book. Returning with the flag, he had to dig down in the dirt beside the tombstone to locate the metal holder which had been pushed into the ground over time.
As I have mentioned on numerous blogs, my family goes beyond the call of duty helping with the family genealogy. Jeff also found the other Stark graves and took photos for my records on this Union Dale day.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
A couple of leads that I have not followed:
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The McClures lived on a farm in Monongalia County and raised nine children.
Elizabeth, known to family as Aunt Sis, was a life long member of Rock Forge Methodist Church (now known as Brookhaven Methodist Church). She had attended a subscription school as a child.
The McClures are buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Now that I am thinking about this photo, I am wonder how Teek, with her arthritis even got up the flight of stairs to my bedroom? As tidy as the room is, I must have already left home either for college or marriage ;-)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
THANK YOU TO my blogging buddy, Lori, over at Family Trees May Contain Nuts, for sending Flipside the new Kreativ Blogger Award. Lori must read hundreds of blogs daily and she ALWAYS leaves positive and usually humorous comments. She is the BEST!!!
Apparently the winner of the award has to list seven things about themselves and then pass the award along to seven other bloggers. Here goes....
1. I absolutely LOVE pasta.
2. I try to keep things in order, but it's a losing battle.
3. I am a collector of many things antique.
4. I LOVE my family....immediate and extended.
5. Always pour me Red Bicyclette chardonnay.
6. I have the BEST friends in the world and I love spending time with them.
7. Genealogy, photography and travel are my passions.
Now, to pass the Kreativ Blogger along. I, too, read many blogs daily. Choosing just seven is almost an impossible task. I primarily concentrate on blogs from the Geneabloggers. They are all so well researched and thoughtfully written.
1. Greta at Greta's Bog
2. Carol at Reflections from the Fence
3. Linda at Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in Ohio
4. Deez at Cemetery Explorers
5. Hummer at Branching Out Through the Years
6. Jennifer at Jennifer's Genealogy Blog
7. Lori at Stories of My Ancestors
Mont Mettie Munger and Lucy Wilma Stark Munger are my maternal grand uncle and aunt. I never had the good fortune to know either of them, although Mont died when I was seventeen. My mother did not talk about her extended Stark family while I was growing up. Even as an adult, when I asked about her family her response always was, "My family is very small." After doing years of genealogy work I have found that her statement is untrue. Granted she was an only child, however the Stark and Frederick components of her background did amount to a large number of folks when I participated in Randy's SNGF several weeks back.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Apologies to all lovers of SNGF bloggers. Saturday Night I became involved with my Stark family genealogy, which was not on topic this weekend.
I was checking some of my cousin Kent's on-line notes and noticed that one of the younger members of my Mom's Stark Family generation, Mont Mettie Munger, Jr., a year older than my Mom, was put into a children's home following his own mother's death in 1927. I was stunned! His father was still alive, an older sister as well. Plus the entire Stark Family support system lived within the same small town of Avalon, Pennsylvania. What could have possibly prompted them to send this young fellow to a home?
At first I thought that this was one of those apocryphal family tales, but I checked the 1930 Pennsylvania census and there he was listed in the United Presbyterian Home in Butler, PA. He was only 11.
There is little more to the story....Mont, Jr. later changed his name to Robert. I have no idea what he did with his life, if he married or had children. I did locate a World War II registration and he served in the Army. There is also a death listing for him in Florida.
Perhaps a relation will read this an contact me with more information. I hope so.
Mont Mettie Munger, Jr. changed his name to Robert M. Munger
Son of Mont Mettie Munger, Sr. and Lucy Wilma Stark
Born on April 06, 1920 in Avalon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Died on June 27, 2007 at Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida
Known to family as "Junior"
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Service in World War I
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The word prompt for the 18th Edition of Smile For The Camera is "Travel." Planes, trains and automobiles. Horses, mules, carts, and wagons. Bikes or on foot. Show us your family and how they traveled. This is going to be a good one, I feel it in my luggage. Admission is free with every photograph! Thank you to footnote MAVEN over at Shades of the Departed for hosting.
What a “buggy!” There are numerous notes throughout my maternal grandmother’s photo albums and notes that refer to a car as a “buggy” or "the machine." I know next to nothing about cars, so I can’t identify the make and model of this one, however the folks standing in front of it include my mother, her parents, her aunt and her grandmother.
This was an extensive family motor trip traveling from Avalon, Pennsylvania to Washington D.C. and Mt. Vernon; then into New York during August 1928. My mother was 6 ½ years old. From the photos and captions the itinerary for this trip covered Washington, DC., and Mt. Vernon, and then up the Hudson River through the Adirondack Mountains visiting West Point, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls and the Ausable Chasm near Plattsburg. Then into the Finger Lake area—Ithaca and Watkins Glen, before returning to Avalon. The West Point portion of the Hudson River adventure was on the Old Storm King Highway.
The car belonged to my mother’s Uncle Walter. Her father and my grandfather, Charles Edward Stark, never owned a car.
Travelers on this family holiday were:
My mother: Martha Jean Stark
Her father, my grandfather: Charles Edward Stark
Her mother, my grandmother: Martha Marie Frederick Stark
Her uncle, my granduncle: Alfred Walter Stark
Her aunt, my grandaunt: Frances Stark
Her grandmother,my great grandmother: Wilhelmina Catherine Schwarz Stark
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Tombstone Tuesday--William Williams and Trumbull Cemetery or Old Cemetery, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut
4. William Williams signer of the Declaration of Independence.
5. Standing Stones has more details and photographs taken in Trumbull Cemetery. Of special interest is the information on the various carvers of the tombstones found within the cemetery.
6. The William Williams House on Lebanon Green. Privately owned.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Michael Motz, son of Philip Jacob Motz and Barbara Young, was born on November 6, 1845 in Knox County, Ohio. He married Magdalena Ullman, daughter of John Ullman and Catherine Derrenburger Ullman on May 19, 1867 in Holmes County, Ohio. Magdalena, known as Lana, was born on January 16, 1844 in Washington Township, Holmes County, Ohio.
On the 1880 Ohio Federal Census, the Motz family was living on Main Street in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio and Michael was employed as a baker. A female servant is listed as living in the home. By the 1900 Ohio census, the Michael had relocated his family to Loudonville Village, Hanover Township in Ashland County, Ohio and he was a grocer. Michael ran his grocery store on Main Street until his death in 1927 at which time his youngest child, Josephine Laura Motz became the proprietor.
Michael Motz died at age eighty-one, on March 7, 1927 in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio and was buried in the Loudonville Cemetery just down the street from his grocery store. In his honor all the merchants in town closed their stores for one hour during his funeral service. Magdalena contined to live in Loudonville until her death on September 11, 1935 at age ninety-one. She is buried next to her husband in Loudonville Cemetery.
6. Josephine Laura Motz--born July 11, 1882 in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio and died November 29, 1969 in Loundonville, Ashland County, Ohio. She married Harry LeRoy Redd in Ashland County, Ohio on July 10, 1948. Both Josephine and Harry are buried in the Loudonville Cemetery. In 1971 a bequeath from the estate of Josephine Motz Redd was made to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Loudonville in the amount of $5000 which was designated as The Josephine Motz Redd Memorial Scholarship of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Loudonville, Ohio. The scholarship is to be used for students of archeology assigned to archaelogical digs in Palestine.
-Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, Ohio Weekly Bulletin
-Clara Motz Ohio Death Certificate, Ashland County, Number 35205
-Michael Motz Ohio Death Certificate, Ashland County, Number 13225
-Magdalena Ullman Motz Ohio Death Certificate, Ashland County, Number 52184
-1880 Ohio Census, New Lexington, Perry County
-1990 Ohio Census, Loudonville Village, Hanover Township, Ashland County, ED 3, Sheet 3B
-1910 Ohio Census, Loudonville Village, Hanover Township, Ashland County, ED 4, Sheet 4B
-1920 Ohio Census, Loudonville Village, Hanover Township, Ashland County, ED 4, Sheet 20A
-1930 Ohio Census, Loudonville Village, Hanover Township, Ashland County, ED 3-6, Sheet 14B
-The Mansfield News, Mansfield, Ohio
-Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio
-Find-A-Grave, Motz and Redd, Loudonville Cemetery, Loudonville, Ohio
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