The Alaska Herrin's Genealogy Site

2016-12-01 Updated

William Franklin Van Valkinburgh Sep 12th, 1934 - Dec 5th, 2017

William Franklin "Bill" Van Valkinburgh, of Dalton Gardens, Idaho, passed away at home on December 5th, 2017 at age 83.

Bill was born Sep 12th, 1934, in Everett Washington to Leslie Dewey and Mildred Clarinda (Anderson) Van Valkinburgh.

Bill's family moved from Everett to Coeur d'Alene in about 1936, at that time a 2 day trip in an old White truck with carbide lamps for headlights. The family settled in at 1029 Wallace Ave where Bill spent most of his younger years.

Bill graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart Anna Moser in Coeur d'Alene in September of 1955. Bill and Anna moved to Rupert, ID in 1955 where their 1st child was born then back to Coeur d'Alene in 1956 where their 2nd child was born, a short while in Spokane, WA and then to St Maries, ID in 1959 where they had 2 more children. After moving to Eagle River, Alaska they adopted their 5th child in 1973.

In 1956 Bill worked as a Cartography Aid for the Bureau of Reclamation. In 1957 he was a transit man for H.E. Bovey Construction. In 1960 he was a Draftsman for the State of Idaho. Bill went on to become a surveyor with the Forest Service and then was hired to survey for the BLM in 1966, a job that took him and his family from St Maries, ID to Fairbanks and then Eagle River, Alaska. Bill worked on the far North Slope of Alaska surveying near the DEW line in 1967-68. He was as comfortable in the woods as he was at home, able to walk for miles carrying all of his surveying gear. Surveying for the BLM in early Alaska took Bill all over the state from the North Slope to the Aleutian Islands where he lived in remote villages or tent camps. He enjoyed the native people, who in turn enjoyed his bluegrass mandolin playing. In about 1968 or 69 he was given a beautiful Athabascan beaded strap for his mandolin made by a woman at Fort Yukon and it remains on the mandolin to this day.

Bill was a photography buff and took many beautiful photos and slides of his travels across Alaska. It was always fun to get out the projector and have a slide show night and see all of the places and faces he captured.

In 1978 the family was transferred from Alaska back to Idaho. Bill continued working for the BLM until an accident caused him to retire in 1986. Later Bill went on to work at Albertsons Grocery in CD'A until his health forced him to retire from there as well. Bill and Anna have lived in the same home in Dalton Gardens, ID since their return from Alaska.

Bill was an accomplished mandolin, guitar and organ player and instilled his love of music to his children. He and his brother Stan would play and sing at family gatherings and were joined by anyone else who could sing or play an instrument. He was fond of animals, especially dogs, and was always gentle and patient with them; he would even carry spiders out of the house to release unharmed. He was also kind to people and if possible he would go out of his way to help someone that looked like they needed it. He was also known to be a prankster and joker and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Bill was a very good cook and liked to try anything edible. He always said "all food is good, some is better". Bill's family has been "treated" to Beluga muktuk, scrambled moose brains and fried salmon eggs. Some dishes didn't go over so well with his kids. Although Bill would eat anything, heaven help you if you were within earshot when he accidentally broke the yolks while frying eggs!

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years Anna, son and daughter-in-law William and Kimberley (Trow) Van Valkinburgh of Post Falls, ID; daughters Jerri (Wallace) Groll of Dalton Gardens, ID; Michelle Millard of Rathdrum, ID; Cathy (Rod) Herrin of Wasilla, AK, Lucinda (Peter) Fountain of Post Falls, ID. Grandchildren Heather (Phil) Hottenstein; Chris (Kandi) Van Valkinburgh; Michael and Jennifer Van Valkinburgh and Hannah Millard; Tina (nee Groll) Ellis, Danial Groll, Brian (Sophie) Groll, Dustin (Beth) Groll and Josh (Teri) Groll; Matt (Courtney) Messinger, Charles Messinger and Gene`e (Riley) Youngdell; 23 great grandchildren and brother Stanley D. Van Valkinburgh of Spokane, WA. He is also survived by brother-in-law James Moser, brothers and sisters-in-law Mike (Lorene) Moser and Mark (Claire) Moser as well many cherished nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gerald Van Valkinburgh, Father and mother-in-law Alfred and Ottilia (Bitterman) Moser; sisters-in-law Carolyn Moser; June (Stan) Van Valkinburgh and Charlene (James) Moser; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim and Gloria (Moser) House; Dick and Diane (Moser) Johnson; Allen and Shirley (Moser) West, (Allen having passed away the day before Bill) and granddaughter Angel Lena Groll.

There will be no services, instead a celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be planned for the summer of 2018 when the whole family can be together in Coeur d'Alene.
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Allan Thomas West March 31, 1932 - December 4th, 2017

Allen was born March 31, 1932 in Garfield, WA to Readia R. Stevenson (Davis), and William I. West. He passed away December 4, 2017 sur-rounded by his children. Allen is preceded in death by his mother,father and siblings Pearl, Opal, Orval, and Irvin, and his beloved wife, Shirley Jean.

Allen attended school in Tekoa, WA and worked the family farm and participated in rodeo competitions. He moved to Ellensburg, WA to work on a Dude Ranch as a ranch hand and stage coach driver. He then enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and was stationed in Texas and also served in the Korean War. His civilian service job was as firefighter, which he enjoyed. During this time, he met his wife Shirley and they married June 15, 1954. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage before Shirley passed away in 2012.

Upon honorable discharge from the Air Force, they moved back to the Northwest calling Hayden, Idaho home for many years, then moved to Spokane Valley. He worked at Armour Meat Packing Plant in Spokane. He also enjoyed his small family farm with horses, a few cows, chickens and a large garden, and raising his children in rural setting. He was creative and quite artistic, enjoying leather work, reading and music. If there was something to be fixed he was there, to lend a hand, he was the family taxi service too. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was a hard-working man that loved his family, God and country. He loved the cowboy way of life, a true gentlemen cowboy.

He is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his five children: David West (Tammy), Judy Travis, Brenda Messer (Greg), Kenny West, Larry West (Pamela); eight grandchildren: Bradley West, Briana West (Brian), Alyssa West, Stephen Travis (Teresa), Daniel Travis (Whitney), Kevin Messer (Ashley), Rachel Messer and Lucas West; six great-grandchildren: Keeth, Mackenzie, Rachell Travis, Levi Travis, Maliki Messer and Bentley Messer. We love you Papa.

Oh, the last goodbye is the hardest one to say.
And this is where the cowboy rides away

Memorial Services and celebration of Allen's life will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10 am at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA 99224 with graveside service to follow with reception to be held at The Museum Event Center, 5225 N. Freya, Spokane, WA.

Diane Sheryl (Moser) Johnson Sept 13, 1947 - June 18, 2016

On June 18th, 2016, Diane Sheryl (Moser) Johnson passed away from complications of COPD at her home in Rathdrum, Idaho.
Diane was born in Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho to Alfred and Ottilia “Tillie” (Bitterman) Moser on the 13th of September 1947. She attended Coeur D’ Alene High School.
Diane worked as a home care CNA as well as many other jobs, but was mostly a stay at home mom and devoted grandmother. She loved playing bingo and spending time with her family. Diane enjoyed going on road trips with her husband Dick when he worked as a commercial trucker and occasionally drove the trucks herself. Diane liked keeping in touch with her extended family and many friends on her Facebook page. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Diane is survived by her sister Anna (Bill) Van Valkinburgh, brothers Jimmy (Charlene) Moser, Mike (Lorene) Moser and Mark (Claire) Moser; son Steven Moser, grandchildren Tyler, Cody and Kalie Sue, 2 great grandchildren and step children Delena (Johnson) Smith, Kellie Johnson and Sonja Christiansen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Diane was preceded in death by her husband Richard “Dick” Arvid Johnson, her mother and father, sisters Shirley Jean (Moser) West, Gloria Jean (Jimmy) House, Carolyn Eva Moser and sister in law Charlene (Truitt) Moser.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 9th at the Prairie Cowboy Church, 8311 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake, WA, on the corner of Trent and Idaho Road at 11:00 am. For more information contact Steven Moser at 208-625-9798.

Dorla Deane (Thorson) Herrin July 27, 1932 - September 30, 2013

Dorla Deane (Thorson) Herrin, age 81 died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Kenai, Alaska on September 30, 2013.

Celebration of life will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.

Dorla was born in Bagley, Minnesota in 1932 to Millie and Ole Thorson who worked at lumberjack camps in The Big Woods. Dorla and her siblings lived at the family farm with Grandma and Grandpa Halverson, enjoying a close relationship with their cousins and Norwegian extended family. Her early life on that farm and post war era shaped her to be a resourceful, hardworking and capable woman. She enjoyed the outdoors, patiently fishing, generally catching when no one else could! She belonged to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #20 in Kenai.

In 1951 she married Don Childs and had a daughter, Marcia, and a son, Ronnie, who died in infancy. Her life with Don's family took her all over the United States. After her divorce she met Delmar "Red" Herrin, a single Texan with two sons: Delmar and Link. They married in 1956, blended their families and had two more children: Joy and Kevin.

In 1966 the family vacationed in Alaska, never returning to The lower 48. They settled North of Kenai where Dorla's early childhood now equipped her to live a rural life on raw land with privation and few amenities. By example her children learned work ethics and self-sufficiency at home while her husband worked the oil fields. During this time she wrote and received abundant letters; a gift to her children that let them stay connected to relatives they rarely or never met. Many happy evenings were spent reading aloud Alaskan books and playing cards.

In 1971 she began working at Nikiski Elementary as a hot lunch cashier and eventually retired as head custodian. She enjoyed caring for the school, the staff and loved the children. Her husband Red started an excavating business and Dorla operated a loader/backhoe and heavy equipment. Together they built subdivisions and roads in the K Beach, Kenai and Nikiski area that exist today.

Dorla was preceded in death by her husband Red, her son Ronnie and stepson Delmar who died while serving in Vietnam; grandson, Darrel Herrin as well as her parents, sister, Dawna Harris and brother, Kenneth Thorson.

She is survived by her children and their spouses Marcia and L.H. Pierce, Joy and Jamie Baldridge and Kevin Herrin all of Kenai, stepson Link Herrin and wife Kathy of Yorba Linda, CA, sisters Carol Hromidko, and Sharon Pratt, brothers Paul and Gary Neill and cousins Laverne and Duane, all of Bagley, Minnesota as well as grandchildren, Heather, Tiffney, Rocky, Sarah, Lucas, Ryan and Derek and 14 great grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent in care of Joy Baldridge – P.O. Box 3665 – Kenai, AK 99611.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit her online guestbook and obituary at

Shirley Jean (Moser) West (September 16, 1935 - November 2, 2012)

(Age 77) Shirley was born in Pierre, South Dakota on September 16, 1935, to Alfred and Tilly Moser.

She moved with her family to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, growing up there with sisters, Carolyn, Gloria, Annie, Diane, and brothers Jimmie, Mike, and Mark. After high school she met and married her husband Allen on June 15, 1954. They enjoyed 58 years of a happy marriage.

Together they had five children, David (Tammy) West, Judy Travis, Brenda (Greg) Messer, Kenny (Linda) West, and Larry West, eight grandchildren, Stephen Travis, Daniel (Whitney)Travis, Bradley West, Brianna West, Alyssa West, Kevin Messer, Rachel Messer, Lucas West, and three great-grandchildren, Keeth, Mackenzie and Rachell.

She is survived by her husband Allen, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her siblings, Annie, Diane, Jimmie, Mike and Mark, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley was primarily a homemaker but also worked outside of the home for Altec for several years. She also was very good at business, over the years selling Tupperware, and won several President Sales Awards for selling Avon. She was a talented seamstress, specializing in embroidery. She took great joy in presenting beautiful handmade gifts to her family and many friends. She always enjoyed her special summer BBQ's, with her family and friends, which will be continued.

She attended Spokane Christian Center, where she had many special friends, and loved to worship the Lord, and attend bible study. Shirley was a very special wife, mother and friend, and great counselor, listening without judgment, and always willing to give that second chance and more if that is what it took.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7 and 8 from 10am to 5pm at Heritage Funeral Home. A Celebration of Shirley's life will be held at 11am on Friday, November 9 at Heritage Chapel.

Charlene R. Moser, 69 Jan. 5, 1943 - Jan. 6, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:00 am CD'A Press

Obituary by Jimmy Moser;

"My love, my life, my wife. You made me the happiest man on this planet when you married me 49 years ago. We were blessed with three children, Donald, who was taken from us soon after birth, Rob, taken long before his time and Angie, the only one left to share our grief. You have been a positive rock for me. If not for you, I don't know how I would have carried on.

Scottie, you have sacrificed so much for us, I love you as my own son.

Charlene loved cooking and made her living for many years working in restaurants around Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. Her predominant job was at the Log Cabin where she worked with and met many good friends. Doug and Mary, Holly, Audrey, Bunny and many others that I know I am forgetting.

Brother Gary, who was just getting to know her again. She loved you as she told me many times.

My family Shirley and Allan, Annie and Bill, Gloria and Jim who were taken from us. Carolyn taken in her early years. Also, Mike and Lorene, Diane and Dick, Mark and Clair, who she loved as her own family.

She lost her mother, Ruth, at an early age and spent her early years with father Charles and stepmother, Bea.

Last, but certainly not least, Stormy Marie. The apple of Grandma's eye. She positively beamed whenever she was around you. To say she was in love would be an understatement. She absolutely adored you.

Well, my sweet love, my aching and loneliness force me to wait for now. I do take solace in the fact that you are free from pain for the first time in so many years.

So until we meet at our eternal reunion.

I love you,


Patrick Gerald Herrin 20 Jul 1948- 22 Aug 2011

Patrick passed away from lung cancer on August 22, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. He was buried at sea. There was no obituary.

March 29, 2011 Gloria (Ogden) Wendt, Obituary

Wendt, Gloria Gayle Age 84, of East Dundee went home to heaven after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday evening, March 29, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Gloria was born in Elgin on February 15, 1927, the daughter of the late Gerald & Jessie (nee Stone) Ogden. On November 3, 1946 she married Robert C. Wendt. After 60 years of marriage, Bob preceded her in death on January 10, 2007.

Gloria was a life long resident of the Dundee Elgin areas and a longtime, faithful member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Dundee where she was a member of the church's Dorcas Society.

Gloria was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She loved baking, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her children; Michael (Debbie) Wendt of Hampshire, Cynthia Wendt of West Dundee, Robin (Rodger) Atkins of South Beloit, IL and Christopher (Cheryl) Wendt of Carpentersville. Gloria is also survived by her grandchildren; Heather (Todd) Ghilani, Jeremy (Lisa) Wendt, Cristina (Matthew) Krasowski, Ronald (Hilary) Atkins, Richard (Betsy) Atkins, Rebecca Atkins, Jessica and Lauren Wendt. Her great grandchildren; Gabe and Kai Wendt, Sydney Atkins, and William Krasowski. Her brother; Gerald (Jody) Ogden of Elgin, Her sister-in-law Bernice "Bernie" Grams of West Dundee, several nieces, nephews and many good and faithful friends including her canine companion Charlie.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her husband , her sisters; Joyce and Josephine, her sister-in-law; Dorothy deLacey and brother-in-law: Marvin "Duke" Grams.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church 310 E. Main St. East Dundee. The Rev. William P. Yonker, Senior Pastor will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee. Visitation will be held on Friday, at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Luther Hall) from 4-7 PM and again on Saturday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of service. Please omit flowers, memorials may be made to either the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .

The Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee is assisting the family with all arrangements.

eMail from : Michael Sumner (2010-12-23)

"Writing in regards to your listing of the Van Valkinburgh , Moser families. your information on Leona Moser is incorrect / incomplete. Her first husband was my father and his name was Wayne Wesley Sumner. My name is Michael Wayne Sumner, NOT Michael Goodwin. She had two children with mister Goodwin, Kelly the oldest and a second son Tracy who passed away I believe in 1963, as a young child. Please make these corrections". (Would also add my sons Jake and Cody are also Sumners not Goodwins).

Thank you. Michael Sumner

eMail from: Jack Schafer (2010-12-15)

"Altweiler shows up as Altweilen, Nassau on the 1852 Freudental/Lutheran Church Records, I am working on determining which is correct and where exactly Jacob was born. If you are a GRHS member you can access the records for Moser/Freudental Family Data Base".

Regards, Jack

(here is the information supplied by Jack)

Jackob Moser and Christina Rehorn

MOSER Jakob REHORN Christina
Jakob * 11 Mar 1773 Altweiler
† 13 Jul 1855 1884075 1 193 22 81 years
Christina * 16 Oct 1774 Kröffelbach
† 24 Feb 1852 1883185 1 98 11 77y.4m.23d
[married] Freudental
Jacob * 22 Jun 1795 Verbas
Johann Justinus * 13 Feb 1797 Verbas Hungary
Christian * 4 Feb 1799 Verbas
Christine * 17 Mar 1801 Neu Varbas or Torza/Ungarn
Philipp * 4 Apr 1803 Verbas Hungary
Ludwig * 12 May 1805 Verbas Hungary
See Freudental 1812 Census – house 28
See Freudental 1816 Census – house 52
See Freudental 1858 Census – house 71
"arrived 1807"
See Freudental Church Family Book 1841-1860 – page 151
See St Petersburg Indices on Odessa 3

Phillip Moser and Catharina Elizabeth Walter

MOSER Philipp WALTER Catharina Elisabeth
Philipp * 4 Apr 1803 Verbas Hungary
† Odessa
Catharina Elisabeth * 28 Mar 1811 Freudental
† 14 Jul 1848 1882641 2 85 19 39y.3m.16d
[married] 6 Aug 1833 1792290 2 18 7 Freudental
Christina Elisabeth * 12 Oct 1834 1882643 1 58 71 Freudental
To Hoffnungstal
Catharina Marg. * 21 Feb 1837 1882647 2 351 17 Freudental
† 28 Feb 1843 1882594 2 296 18 Freudental
Carl Friedrich * 9 Oct 1838 1882648 1 323 102 Freudental
†16 Feb 1841 1883193 1 568 7 Freudental
Christian Heinrich * 12 Feb 1841 1883193 1 540 14 Freudental
† 2 Jan 1842
Marg. Gertruta * 26 Oct 1842 Freudental
Johann Jacob * 18 Feb 1845 1882636 1 323 31 Freudental
Johann Philipp * 3 Sep 1847 1882639 1 57 78 Freudental
See Freudental 1812 Census – house 28
See Freudental 1816 Census – house 52
See Freudental Church Family Book 1841-1860 – page 155
See Freudental Church Family Book 1861-1880 – page 56
See St Petersburg Indices on Odessa 3

Johan Philipp Moser and Christina Christman

MOSER Johann Philipp CHRISTMANN Christine
Johann Philipp * 3 Sep 1847 Freudental
Christine * 7 May 1852 Freudental
[married] 14 Jan 1870
Johann * 21 Jul 1870 Freudental
† 9 Dec 1870
Caroline * 26 Sep 1871 Freudental
Andreas * 9 Jun 1873 Freudental
Christine * 26 Apr 1875 Seebach
Regina * 28 Jun 1877 Seebach
Katharina * 28 Sep 1879 Seebach
Elisabetha * 9 Mar 1882 Seebach
See Freudental Church Family Book 1861-1880 – page 136 & 146

eMail from : M. L. Dodson (2010-12-20)

ELIZA ELIZABETH nee Boone (Hensley, Brummett) DODSON

"I can offer considerable more, assuming the web page still represents your current state of information. This is in the book "94 Years in Jack County, 1854-1948", and is a direct copy from the local Jacksboro

Birth: Feb. 22, 1836
Rankin County
Mississippi, USA
Death: May 22, 1928
Jack County
Texas, USA

Wife of:
James Henry Hensley (January 10, 1855)
John Wesley Brummett (November 28, 1867) James Wilson Dodson (December 29, 1881)

Daughter of Thomas Boone & Louisa Morris

Mother of:
John Hickman Hensley
Mary Angeline Hensley Brummett
Evaline Regina Hensley Price
Pink Oen Hensley Keith
Henry James Hensley
Lizzie Ellen Brummett Edmondson
Wilburn Thomas Brummett
Sarah Belle Brummett King

The Jacksboro Gazette

As stated in last week's Gazette, Mrs. Eliza Elizabeth Dodson died at her home in the Carroll's Creek or Hensley Station community, on May 21st, and was buried in Oakwood cemetery on May 23rd. The death of Mrs. Dodson marks the passing of the oldest pioneer resident of the county, she having been past 92 years of age at the time of her death and having resided in the same community in the county for about 72 years.

The deceased was a native of Rankin County, Mississippi; was married at the age of 18 or 19 years to James Henry Hensley in the State of Arkansas. Shortly after the birth of her first child, John Hickman Hensley, the family moved to this county and settled on the head waters of East Keechi Creek; in 1876 she pre-empted the Elizabeth brummett survey of land, improved same and resided thereon for some 52 years prior to her death.

After the death of her first husband in 1865, she married J.W. Brummett and about 1882 married J.W. Dodson. Six children were born to her marriage, an infant daughter and an adult daughter, Mary, now being deceased. Her surviving children of such marriage being John Hickman Hensley, Henry James Hensley, Eva Price, the widow of John S. Price, and Pink Kieth, the wife of G. Jones Kieth. Of her second marriage three children were born, of which one daughter, Mrs. Belle King, wife of Charles W. King, is now dead; the surviving children being Wilburn T. Brummett and Lizzie Edmondson, wife of Tom Edmondson. No children were born to her last marriage.

Mrs. Dodson came to Jack County before the Civil War and during the time of Indian depredations and long before Fort Richardson was established as a protection to the pioneer settlers of this part of the State. She participated in the dangers and the privations of these formative days, attending the winning of the frontier when courage and determination were required in such large measure of those who could survive the trying ordeals of such a life. The rearing of a large family when its food supply was largely by necessity, provided and cared for by home industry, when medical attention was likewise largely provided for at home, required resourcefulness and attention not now demanded of those who are enjoying the blessing so prepared by these pioneers.

Her home always had a welcome for the stranger especially for the pioneer preacher. Her life was during all of its long tenure concentrated in her family and its welfare. Her industry, thrift and exceptional business judgement enabled her, while rearing this large family, to accumulate a ranch of some 1600 acres of the county's best ranch lands and to stock same fully with high grade cattle.

Had it not been for the privations endured by such determined pioneers as Mrs. Dodson, in the winning of the West, the present population of this section of the State would not today be surrounded by the comforts, the conveniences, the blessings, and the peace of modern civilized life and to such as the deceased great credit and appreciation are due by those now enjoying such. The passing of such pioneers bring a void which can never be filled; in the onward progress they have been of another age; they did their work well and have left a heritage to those who scarce can know at what sacrifice, suffering and price it was bought. All honor to their memory.

A Friend.

*** reprinted in the book "Ninety Four years in Jack County 1854 - 1948"
by Ida Lasater Huckaby

Family links:
Mary Angeline Hensley Brummett (1857 - 1906)*

John Wesley Brummett (1845 - 1935)*

*Point here for explanation

Oakwood Cemetery
Jack County
Texas, USA

Created by: Doty
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42738095

eMail from: Dave Caldwell (2010-12-27)

1. Mary's Aunt Bertha Moser's 2nd husband, Owen Taylor, passed away on 1 Dec 2010 in Yakima, WA.
2. Mary's Uncle Sam Moser's son, Leo, lost his wife, Evelyn Anne _______, to cancer on 6 Dec 2010. She was b. 18 Jun 1953 in Oregon City, OR. We don't know where they live so don't know the location of her death. Nor did we know the existence of their 2 daughters, Kristina & Whitney.

I don't know if she's in your records or not, but the 3rd death was Carrie Melvina Wyatt, Norah Louise Ahlstedt's mother. Norah is Gary Eckert's wife & Gary is my brother-in-law. Carrie died 23 Dec 2010, at about age 94, we think somewhere in Arkansas

Josephine (Ogden) Lanoue Obituary 2011-01-04

Josephine Lanoue, 91, born March 22, 1919, fell asleep December 31, 2010, in Azle, TX, and woke up in heaven in the presence of Jesus. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, George P. Lanoue in 1993, and by her sister Joyce Herrin.

Jo is survived by five children: George of Perth, Australia; John & wife Linda of Albuquerque, NM; Sharon Coffey of Tampa, FL; Karen Kendall & husband Roy of Azle, TX; and Timothy & wife Sharon of Bay City, TX. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister Gloria Wendt of Dundee, IL; and brother Gerald Ogden & wife Jody of Elgin, IL.

Visitation will be at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas NE, on Wed., January 5th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. A reception will be held at John and Linda Lanoue's house on January 5th at 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday January 05 (2011)
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd. Chapel
10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112


Wednesday January 05 (2011)
1:00 PM
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe, NM

eMail from: Bill Fuller (2010-06-27)

Concerning Harry Lee Hendricks,

until this morning my own tree on showed his death date as Jan 1963, as does yours. However, thanks to the efforts of a Texas cousin who has found his death certificate on, I've found alternate data which appear to be accurate.

One problem was that Harry Lee seems to have adopted the spelling Hendrix for his last name, possibly before the 1930 Census, which lists it that way. The death certificate gives his name as Harry L. Hendrix, dying 15 March 1969 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, and being interred in the Crestview Mausoleum in Wichita Falls. His occupation is shown as Fort Worth & Denver Railroad--Retired.

I accessed the death certificate at

(this link is slow and a page redirect, but it worked as of 2011-03-17, CH)

The name is near the bottom of the first page of results, and some scrolling down is necessary to find it. I hope this information will prove helpful.

Best regards, Bill Fuller

eMail from : Jodi (2010-03-26)

"I ordered the Stumpp book on CD and thought you might be interested in the 1816 census info for Freudental.

The only Bittermann entry is:

#53 Bittermann, Jakob 41, seine Frau Anna 25, seine Kinder erster Ehe Barbara 17, Georg 15, Margaretha 14, Elisabeth 10, zweiter Ehe Konrad 5, Georg 3. That puts Jakob born about 1775, and his son Georg from his 1st wife born about 1800.

I believe this is the Georg Heinrich listed in your tree born 6 Jan 1800. He also sometimes shows up listed as just Heinrich. I have found the Heinrich you have listed, in a Freudental census book at AHSGR when I was in Lincoln last year. The children match your list except it has Heinrich instead of Georg Heinrich (which isn't unusual), and the years are off a little.

I attached the pics I took of the book pages. The book references the stumpp book, but this family isn't listed in there. Very confusing. 1. Heinrich Bittermann - b. abt 1778, age 38 in 1816 Freudental census m. Elisabetha - age 25 in 1816 b. abt 1791 2. Barbara Bitterman - age 15 in 1816 b. abt 1801 2. Heinrich Bitterman - age 13 in 1816 b. abt 1803 2. Margaretha Bitterman - age 8 in 1816 b. abt 1808 2. Elisabetha Bitterman - age 6 in 1816 b. abt 1810 2. Franz Bitterman - age 1 in 1816 b. abt 1815 2. Adam Bibelheimer, orphan age 18 in 1816, relationship unknown b. abt 1798

The 1858 Freudental census also lists 2 nephews and 1 niece from Peterstal living with George Heinrich b. 1800. I have matched them up as the children of Konrad, listed as 5 in the 1816 census, who married Gertruda Bauer from Peterstal. So I this helps to confirm that the Georg Heinrich b. 1800 is the son of Jakob. If this is true, then our family trees would be connected through Jakob. I have my Jakob as my great great great great grandfather. My family comes off the youngest (half) brother Georg.


If you find that your family tree is in fact connected to Jakob b. about 1775, then I can give you info on how the family goes back to Germany. I've always seen Jakob's 2nd child Georg listed as b. 6 Jan 1800 in Hungary, but I've now found his birth record on the LDS site and he was born in Germany. The name, birth date and father's name matches. The record adds his father's middle name, his mother's name and the village in Germany. - George Heinrich Bittermann, b. 6 Jan 1800 in Grosseicholzheim, Baden, Germany - son of Jacob Heinrich Bittermann and Anna Barbara Holzschuhin (Jacob's 1st wife).

There are also birth records for a Jacob Heinrich Bittermann in a neighboring village that is the right year, that lists his parents and then a matching marriage record for the parents. - Jacob Heinrich Bittermann b. 7 May 1775 in Epfenbach, Baden, Germany; parents Hanss Ehrhard Bittermann and Catharina. - Ehrhard Bittermann marriage to Catharina Koch on 28 Aug 1764 in Epfenbach  

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