Friday, January 26, 2024

Forget Me Not: Joseph Wolf, 1902 PA

I frequently drive through Pennsylvania on my way to visit my daughter and her family in Virginia. I like knowing that my family was in the area many years ago.

Joseph Wolf 


19 Jan 1831 PA – 23 July 1902 PA


Son of Frederick Wolf & Louisa Goetz

Husband of Almeida Flickinger


My 1st cousin, 4x removed


Joseph Wolf, one of Abbottstown’s most influential citizens and business men, died last Wednesday night from dropsy and kidney trouble, aged about 72 years.


The deceased was a son of the late Frederick Wolf, of Abbottstown. He was a tanner by trade and conducted a tannery in his native town up until the time of his death. Mr. Wolf was a life – long Democrat. He was united in marriage about 40 years ago to Miss Almeida E. Flickinger, daughter of John and Catherine Flickinger, of Hanover. The widow, together with three daughters, survives him. The daughters are Mrs. Beulah Atland, Mrs. Katie March and Miss Lillie Wolf, all of Abbottstown. He is also survived by two sisters and two brothers – Mrs. Emma McClure, of York, and Miss Louisa Wolf, of Abbottstown, and Dr. F. O. Wolf, of East Berlin, and George Wolf, of Abbottstown. 


Mr. Wolf was a director of the Berlin Branch Railroad, and at frequent times held offices of honor and trust in the community in which he resided. 


The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon at the house, the services being conducted by Rev. Paul Spangler, of East Berlin, and Rev. R. H. Clare, of Abbottstown. Internment in Abbottstown cemetery. 

Gettysburg Compiler

Gettysburg, PA, 29 July 1902, page 3



Monday, January 22, 2024

Vintage Photograph: Elma Patrick


Photo from Patrick Family Photograph Album, 1880's, In possession of this  blogger.

Elma A. Patrick
Apr 1846 Michigan - 1925 Michigan

Daughter of Samuel Patrick & Amanda Brown

Monday, January 15, 2024

Wedding: Brumfield & McSpadden, 1957 GA

The descriptions of this wedding are lovely. We are fortunate to have a photograph of the bride in her wedding gown. It sounds like it was a special day to be long remembered.

On a genealogical note it is interesting that the groom, Robert Hugh Brumfield, has almost the same name as his brother, Robert White Brumfield. I have not see that before, two brothers with the same first name.

Robert Hugh Brumfield

Son of Robert Hugh Brumfield & Ann Rimes




Martha Ann McSpadden

Daughter of S. R. McSpadden

Married 31 August 1957 GA


Miss Martha Ann McSpadden, Rome, Ga., and Robert Hugh Brumfield Jr., were married at 4:30 p. m. Aug. 31, in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rome.


The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. McSpadden, and Brumfield is the son of Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Brumfield Sr., McComb. 


Arrangements of white chrysanthemum, stock and snapdragons flanked the altar, which was banked with palms. Pews were marked with white chrysanthemums. 


Paul Herman, Chattanooga, Tenn., played organ preludes including Beethoven’s “Ich Liebe Dich” and “Dawn of Promise.” Also included was Shubert’s “Ava Maria.”


The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white chantilly lace over taffeta. The fitted bodice had a sweetheart neckline and long sleeves.


Her full skirt, alternating rows of lace and tulle, extended into a chapel train. The matching coronet was trimmed with sequins and held a veil of illusion. The bride’s bouquet consisted of white roses and lilies – of – the – valley.


Attendants. Maid of honor was Miss Sylvia McSpadden, with bridesmaids Misses Judy De Frese, Jane Stefall, Ann Carol White and Jane McSpadden. Miss Janet Margaret Brumfield, niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl. 


The attendants of the bride wore identical gowns of light aqua peau de soie with full skirt featuring a bustle and back panel of a deeper shade. Their bouquets were of off – white chrysanthemums. The flower girl carried a nosegay bouquet.


Robert White Brumfield served as his brother’s best man.


Usher – groomsmen were Jerry Schenken, Omaha, Neb.; Eddie Lamperez, New Iberia, La.; Al Beacham, Magnolia; and James Lloyd Williams, McComb.


Reception Held. Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. McSpadden entertained with a reception in the parish house.


Guests attending from this area were: Mrs. George Gulley, Brookhaven and Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Brumfield, Miss Janet Margaret Brumfield, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Brumfield, Mr. and Mrs. John H. White Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. White, all of McComb.


After a 10 – day wedding trip, the couple are residing at 5325 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.



Enterprise - Journal

McComb, MS, 12 Sept 1957, page 6

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Wedding: Mark & Braun, 11 January 1941 OH

 My great aunt and uncle were always very kind when I visited their farm in Ohio. During my genealogy research trips to Ohio they shared their stories and their big farmhouse with my children and me. 

From: The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) · 13 Jan 1991, Sun · Page 25

Wava Alice Mark Braun
22 Jan 1919 Sharon, Medina OH - 15 Apr 2011 OH
Daughter of Thomas Kenneth & N. Regina V. (Gruissy) Mark 
My Great Aunt


Alvin Henry Braun
18 Aug 1915 Kent, Portage, Ohio - 4 Jun 2000 OH
Son of Frederick Herman  & Alvina Wilhelmina Albertina (Klagge) Braun

Married 11 January 1941 Wadsworth, OH

Friday, January 5, 2024

Vintage Photograph: Helen Coyle Gardner

My Nana was one of the most important people in my life.  I knew her as my mother's mother.  She loved my brothers and me immensly. Looking at vintage photographs like this one I get a glimpse at her life before my mother or I were born. I love her lacy dress and those huge bows in her hair. 

I am posting this for her birthday. 

Helen Frances Coyle Gardner

9 Jan 1897 New York City - 13 Oct 1965 Columbia County, NY
The oldest child of Michael Coyle & Mary Josephine Mullane

My Nana

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