Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Hartsock Family

I found these on my Mom's CD of photos from the 2008 Hartsock Reunion in California. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the last photo!

John Clark HARTSOCK (1871-1943) is my great grandfather. He married Carrie Nevada NORTHRUP (1871-1951) in 1896 and they had six children, including my maternal grandmother Della Nevada HARTSOCK KUNZ (1909-1974).

John is the son of Uriah HARTSOCK(1839-1910) and Hannah Elizabeth TOLAND HARTSOCK (1842-1921).

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Samuel and Permelia A Rogers LONG




APR 28, 1915


APR 30, 1811

APR 5, 1887


Samuel and Permelia are Elve's parents, my great great grandparents. They're buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Ruby, Seward, Nebraska, USA. I need to do some digging to find Permelia's correct date of birth. I have listed APR 18 1824, but her headstone shows 1820.

Samuel and Permelia's father Thomas ROGERS homesteaded to Seward County in 1863 and developed land just down the road from where they're all buried now. According to their homestead papers, they paid a total of $18 each for 160 acres. As far as I can tell by the paperwork, their land would have been roughly where I've outlined.

According to this, they qualify for "First Families" Recognition from the Nebraska Genealogical Society for settling before 1867. Elve's husband William qualifies for Pioneer Families status for settling before 1876. Now I just need to figure out how to apply. =)  I'm looking forward to following this line back to Kentucky and learn more about the origins of this line of my family.