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Rachel Caldwell, Valentine’s Day Baby


Great-great-great grandparents Robert & Rachel Caldwell, parents of Rebecca Jane (Caldwell) Foutz, wife of Jonathan Foutz.

Great-great-great grandparents Robert & Rachel Caldwell, parents of Rebecca Jane (Caldwell) Foutz, wife of Jonathan Foutz.

Born Feb. 14: Rachel Cramblett Caldwell

 

Happy birthday, Great-Great-Great Grandmother Rachel (Cramblett) Caldwell.

And Happy Valentine’s Day, as well.

Born today, 188 years ago, on Feb. 14, 1827 in Franklin Twp., Harrison County, Ohio.

Rachel was the daughter of John Cramblett and Margaret (Gladman) Cramblett, who came to Ohio from Anne Arundel County, Maryland. John’s father, John Crablett Sr., is notable for platting the town of Deersville in Harrison County.

Rachel met husband Robert Caldwell, a native of Virginia, in Harrison County, where they were married in March 1845 — hey, 170 years ago next month.

As much as we can make  out, from census and other records, they had 12 children — and two daughters married Foutzes: Rebecca to Great-Great Grandfather Jonathan, and Mary to his brother (Third Great Uncle), John G. Foutz.

Sweethearts galore.

Sherman, Grace, and Rebecca Foutz; Rachel Caldwell 1910

About 1910, clockwise from left, Sherman Foutz, daughter Grace Foutz, mother Rebecca Foutz and grandmother Rachel Caldwell pose in happier times.

 

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Caleb Foutz’s Birthday Buddies | Happy Birthday Week


Fred Foutz 1952

This bouncing baby boy just turned 61. My dad, Fred Foutz, is shown basking after a bath in his first year, 1952. My youngest, Caleb, was due June 5, 2013, but born 6 days earlier.

Family Birthdays – Late May & Early June

Count it among the weirdest ways I’ve been awoken, ever.

This was in our first year in Chicago, which would have been, oh, 12 years ago now. I’m renting one of those cheap apartments attractive to upwardly mobile professionals and the overly desperate.

On the other side of 2 a.m., thuds, shouts. A wayward husband or boyfriend returns from places wayward and otherwise friendly. At least, more friendly than what he walks into: thuds, shouts.

His girl wants to know where he’s been, and why for so long. She lays into him in the kind of keening shrill typical of power drills, audible to an insomniac dog, or sleep-deprived neighbors.

The only words distinct belong to his defense: “But… um… but… see… but it’s my birthday week.”

His birthday week? Gee, now if I’d known that I would have welcomed them into my apartment to stage their battle WWF-style on my living room rug. Or at least had earplugs at the ready.

His birthday week. It’s been an inside joke for my wife and me ever since. And handy in all sorts of situations:

Forget to change the kids’ morning diapers? But… it’s my birthday week.

Fail to pick up the two baskets’ worth of folded laundry at the end of the bed? See… it’s my birthday  week.

For this post, I thought I’d play a little Baby Pool Bingo in reverse, looking at the lineup of birthdays brand new Foutz Caleb could have shared with ancestors past (and present). For these purposes, “birthday week” extends 7 days before and after Caleb Oliver’s actual birth date of May 30, 2013.

Enjoy!

One Week Before Caleb’s Birthday

22 — Birthday of Johann Jacob Zeigler

Great-great grandfather J.J. Zeigler was born in 1827 in Wuertemberg, Germany. He emigrated to America as a young man and married another German immigrant, Elizabeth Duerr. They farmed near Zoar. His died in 1897, when my great-grandmother Laura Zeigler Foutz was a teenager. Foutz family legend claims he was shot and killed; Zeiglers contend — a bit more rationally I think, seeing as there is no newspaper evidence of an unsolved murder — he died of old age.

Harry Heavilin Phoebe Palmer Hannah Palmer Heavilin

This picture from the first decade of the 1900s finds us at the Heavilin farm along Hissem Road in Harrison County, Ohio. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Harry Heavilin, Colt’s third great-grandmother Phoebe Amanda (Campbell) Palmer and Harry’s wife, Hannah Elizabeth (Palmer) Heavilin. Harry and Hannah’s children are standing behind them.

24 — Birthday of Phoebe Amanda (Campbell) Palmer and Michael Palmer

Family legend has it — I have found nothing to prove it false — that third-great grandparents Phoebe and Michael were born on the same day. She, in 1824 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He, in 1821 in Harrison County, Ohio, where they made their lives farming and raising around nine children, including their oldest, George Silvester Palmer, father to Viola (Palmer) Johnson, born June 1 (see below).

Janet Louise Ley
Janet Louise Ley

25 — Birthday of Janet Louise (Ley) Foutz

Mom! Born in 1952 in Dover, Ohio. Happy 61st!

25 — Birthday of Thomas Moreland

Otherwise known as great-great aunt Ida Foutz’s husband, and cousin Dawn James’s great-great grandfather. Hey, he was born 86 years before my mom in Bowerston, Ohio, old stompin’ grounds of the Foutzes and Morelands.

 

Johnson Delbert Della

26 — Birthday of Delbert and Della Johnson

You’ll find twins on both sides of my family — of both my father’s and mother’s mothers’ branches (Johnson and Weible, respectively) — but always a few generations back, and not in my direct line. But let’s acknowledge the 1904 birth of Delbert and Della. Ain’t they cute? They were siblings of my great-grandfather Charles. Delbert died in 1961; Della (by then a Weber) in 1978.

Olaf Knutson Rekublad

Olaf Knutson Rekublad

28 — Birthday of Olaf Knutson Rekublad

From the Knutson side, one of Caleb Oliver Foutz’s namesakes. Mom Katie’s great-great grandfather was born in 1839 in Telemark, Norway, son of Knudt (get it?) Alfsen Leirbrek and father to Oliver Albert Knutson. Olaf made his home and farm in Northwood, Worth County, Iowa, where the homestead remains in the family to this day.

 

Doris (Foutz) Waddington 1920s

29 — Birthday of Doris Pauline (Foutz) Waddington

Great Aunt Doris was born in May, like two out of three of her older brothers. Only my grandpa Don Foutz was born in March, and he made up for it by having his firstborn in March, who then had a son born in May and a daughter born in March. If circumstantial gymnastics are your thing. Here’s a great pic of her as a kiddo in Dover.

Caleb’s Ancestral Birthday Buddies – May 30

Robert Ohio Weible

30 — Birthday of Robert Ohio Weible

Born in 1892 in what was then Canal Dover, Ohio. If you think being born on Memorial Day is an occasion bedecked in red, white and blue, check out R.O.’s mom — Great-Great Grandma Esther Bliss (Goddard) Weible was born on July 4, 1852. R.O., whom she gave birth to just shy of her 40th, was her youngest child.

Elizabeth Duerr Zeigler 1903

Great-great Grandmother Elizabeth (Duerr) Zeigler, 1903

30 — Birthday of Elizabeth (Duerr) Zeigler

My great-great grandparents Zeigler shared a birth month, though Elizabeth was some 18 years’ J.J. Zeigler’s junior. She was born in 1845, also in Baden-Wurttemberg, which is where her mother, Katharina Weinnman was born May 17, 1814.

Post-Birthday Buddies

Ley Charles Augustus Karl Lester

Clockwise, from top left: Charles Henry Ley, his father Augustus, his grandfather Karl Gottleib Ley, his son Lester Herman Ley. About a year before Karl’s death. From Doris Ley Hill’s book, THE CARL FREDERICK LEY FAMILY.

1 –  Birthday of Charles Henry Ley

Born 1866 in Bakersville, Ohio, 110 years and 1 day before great-great grandson Colt Foutz. He followed father Augustus into the dry goods business, eventually traveling the country as a salesman for a Pittsburgh-based wholesale dry goods firm. After serving as city councilman and board of education member, he was elected to two straight terms as Tuscarawas County treasurer. He retired to private life in New Philadelphia, Ohio, where he lived until his death in November, 1925.

 

Colt Foutz Birthday June 2, 1976

Grandparents Bob and Sue Ley were on hand to welcome me into the world, June 2, 1976, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Way to go, Mom!

2 — Birthday of Frederick Colt Foutz

Bicentennial baby. Born in Columbus, Ohio to Frederick Charles Foutz and Janet Louise Ley.

3 — Birthday of Rachel (Foutz) Coleman

Second great aunt. Born 105 years before Colt, in 1871, to great-great grandparents Jonathan and Rebecca (Caldwell) Foutz. We still don’t know what became of Rachel. A daughter, Blanche Escott, appears to have lived into her late 90s in Kent, Ohio. Maybe there are descendants out there — hint, hint — who can help shed light on Aunt Rachel’s life and too-early death.

Viola Mae (Palmer) Johnson

Viola Mae (Palmer) Johnson

3 — Birthday of Viola Mae (Palmer) Johnson

Great grandmother, in 1889, to George and Amanda Jane (Cummings) Palmer. She was youngest of 10. The family farmed up the road a piece from the historic Foutz homestead in Harrison County. Though she would marry a Johnson, Charles, whose New Philadelphia family had come there from Guernsey County to mine coal.

5 — Birthday of Frederick Charles Foutz

Dad! Born several weeks’ premature in 1952 to Donald Dale and Erma Maxine (Johnson) Foutz.  He was their youngest, and was born 11 days after my Mom in the same Dover, Ohio hospital. Birthday week, indeed.

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October Birthdays & Anniversaries | Family Milestones this Month


Ley Fam Reunion 1984

Ley family reunion, 1984. Among other October family milestones, grandparents Bob and Sue Ley celebrated 63 years of marriage every October 16, from 1943 through 2006.

October Family Milestones

Well, there’s no time like October and Family History Month to get my typing fingers — and this blog — back in gear.

So here, in honor of the birth of the newest Foutz, Caden Harman, on October 4, 2012, to proud parents Dan and Laura (Hicks) Foutz, is a rundown of family milestones for the month.

Great-great-great-great Grandfather Henry Charles Powell

1 — Birthday of Henry Charles Powell

Great-great-great-great grandfather Henry Powell was born in 1814 in London, England, but set sail for America with his parents, four older siblings and one younger sibling when he was 3. After blowing through the family’s fortunes as they faced the deprivations of frontier life in Virginia, they soon settled in Bakersville, near Coshocton, Ohio. Henry thrived as a farmer, tripling the size of his original homestead to 300 acres. At 96 years, 7 months and 9 days, his is the longest confirmed lifespan of any of my ancestors.

1 — Birthday of cousin Liz (Ley) Creedon

May she who shares the birthday of fourth-great-grandfather Henry Charles Powell have four times the greater number of days. Gee, Liz, that would make me about 382 when you get to that point. I’d like to send you a postcard, but I’ll probably just have my 12th great-grandchild do that…. (I’ll be really damn old.)

Powell Henrietta Howells

Henrietta Howells Powell

4 — Birthday of Henrietta (Howells) Powell

In 1783, in Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales. Our fifth great-grandmother set sail from England for America with her husband and six young children at 37 years old. In America, she would raise another six more.

4 — Marriage of Jonathan and Rebecca (Caldwell) Foutz

In 1865, in Harrison County, Ohio. Foutz family legend has it — as recorded in a 1910 history book — that Rebecca was born on the same Foutz homestead as her eventual husband. Whether that was third-great-grandfather Gideon Pfouts’s place or even way back at Michael Pfouts’s spread a township over is unknown, but the two childhood playmates were eventually wed, and went on to raise seven children, first on a farm of their own, and later in a path that wound its way to Dover, Ohio, where our family would remain in a new century.

5 — Birthday of Charles Johnson Jr.

In 1922 in New Philadelphia, Ohio. One of 10 children born to my great-grandparents Charles and Viola Johnson, and closest in age to my grandmother Erma (Johnson) Foutz (see below), Charles was one of three brothers to die tragically in water-related accidents, succumbing, at 17, to a diving accident in 1939.

Ley Augustus mug 1896

Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Augustus Ley

11 — Birthday of Augustus Ley

Born in 1839 in Shanesville, Ohio, Great-Great-Great Grandpa Augustus Ley was the third child of Bavarian immigrants Karl and Susanna Ley. Though his father was a prominent saddler in Shanesville, Augustus set up shop down the road and river in Port Washington. He was merely one of several Leys to run a successful dry goods or grocery store, and for years his business was situated prominently on the canal in Port Washington.

16 — Marriage of Robert Earl Ley Jr. and Suzanne Abbott Weible

In 1943, in Oxford, Ohio. Grandma and Grandpa Ley were married 63 years.

Amanda Jane Cummings Palmer

Great-great Grandma Amanda Jane Cummings Palmer, about 1872

 

17 — Birthday of Amanda Jane Cummings

Born in 1852 in Harrison County, Ohio, Great-Great-Grandma Amanda Palmer made her life with husband George on their farm near Scio long after her parents and siblings lit out for Osage County, Kansas. She was mother to 10, the youngest of whom was daughter (and my great-grandmother) Viola Mae (Palmer) Johnson.

Fisher John William

Great-Great-Grandfather John William Fisher

21 — Birthday of John William Fisher

1856 in New Philadelphia. Great-Great-Grandfather J. W. Fisher farmed in Stone Creek, just outside New Phila city limits, where his father George had farmed for decades prior. After his daughter, my great-grandmother, Mary Zula Lucrece (Fisher) Ley, died tragically in 1920 at age 24, an infant Robert Earl Ley Jr. was sent to live with J.W. and wife Addie May (Smith) Fisher while his father Robert Ley Sr. grieved.

 

Foutz Erma, Roy, Louise, Laura TG 1949

Pictured on Thanksgiving Day, 1949: Great Uncle Roy Foutz, flanked by sisters-in-law Erma (Johnson) Foutz and Louise (Moore) Foutz. Reaching in is Great-Grandma Laura Foutz.

26 — Birthday of Adell Louise (Moore) Foutz

Great Aunt Louise, wife to my grandpa Don’s older brother, Carl Foutz, and mother to “Buzz” and Donna, kept up a close correspondence with family back in Dover decades after her family moved to Florida. Born in 1913 in West Virginia, she is buried with Great Uncle Carl in Maple Grove Cemetery in Dover.

Ruslin Hills Church ext 2012

The church in the Ruslin Hills, Dover, Ohio where Vance and Laura Foutz were married in 1907. A portion of the property sat on Laura’s family farm.

26 — Marriage of Vance Cleveland Foutz and Christina Laurina Katherina Zeigler

In 1907 — 105 years ago this month — Great-Grandparents Vance and Laura Foutz were married at Ruslin Hills Church on the north end of Dover, Ohio. He was barely 20, only just employed in the steel mill where he’d work for the next five decades, and she was a farm girl with native German parents, both immigrants from Wuerttemberg. They both had lost fathers while still in their young teens; his, in 1900, and hers in 1897. Their marriage would last more than 49 years, until death took Laura, in 1956.

Johnson Erma 1920

Erma Johnson as a baby, about 1920 or ’21.

27 — Birthday of Erma Maxine (Johnson) Foutz Miller

In 1920 in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Grandma Foutz was fifth of ten children born to Charles and Viola (Palmer) Johnson. She lived her whole life in the New Philadelphia and Dover, Ohio area, but wintered in Green Valley, Arizona and traveled the world with her second husband, Max. It’s been 13 years since we celebrated a birthday with you, grandma, and we all miss you.

Vance Cleveland Foutz Charles Ross Foutz

Brothers Vance (left) and Charles Foutz, about 1905-1907.

28 — Birthday of Charles Ross Foutz

In 1885, on the farm south of Bowerston. Charles was the sixth of seven children born between 1867 and 1887 to Great-Great-Grandparents Jonathan and Rebecca Foutz, and closest in age to my great-grandpa Vance Cleveland Foutz. Following the death at 55 of their father, the two youngest sons were just teenagers when they went to work coal mining to support their widowed mother. Eventually, their traveling took them to Dover, Ohio, where Vance settled, while Charles moved across the river to New Philadelphia. Father of four, he died tragically young, of pneumonia, at just 32.

30 — Birthday of cousin Doreen Ley

42 years young this year! Fine Buckeyes don’t age, Doreen, they just learn to make wine.

31 — Birthday of Florence Wilma (Jones) Ley

In 1901 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Second wife to Robert Earl Ley Sr., she was, nonetheless, mother to Robert Earl Ley Jr., who lost his birth mother when he was not yet two years old. To the rest of us, she was “M.A. Ley.”

 

And that concludes our wrap-up of October milestones. Make it a memorable one, everybody!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR JANET LOUISE


Ley young Janet Bobby Betsy

A young Ley family -- well, 3/7, anyway -- in the mid-1950s: Janet, Bobby, Betsy.

Janet Ley Foutz | Gosh-Oh-Mine, Look Who’s 59!

They used to do this bit on the local radio station in Dover, Ohio — and maybe still do — where they’d wish somebody a happy birthday, closing with the iconic “This… is your radio station.”

On the cable access version of the station, they’d even flash somebody’s baby picture up there, too. So, you’d see 43-year-old Ed Wallace grinning from under his Little League cap, or glimpse Susie Strauss sitting all alone in her baby pool, sucking her thumb disconsolately as she discovers that, no, birthday cakes don’t float, after all, even when they ARE shaped like old-fashioned Mississippi paddle-wheel boats.

But I digress….

The point of this blog is to pause a moment and perhaps raise a pint (Corona, if you’ve got one) to my dear Mamba, otherwise known as Mama Joe, alternately identified as WOW (upside-down and backwards), legally 59 years young today.

She entered this world on May 25, 1952, probably drew a mustache on the doctor, and as legend has it, passed my dad in his incubator on the way out the door sometime on or around June 5.

To lend this homage even the slightest air of genealogical credibility (ahem, ahem), Mom was named after her great-grandma Jannette Louise (Reese, or Rhys) Morgan, and grew close throughout childhood to an aunt, Janet Louise Curtis, with the same name. Which perhaps explains her continued fondness for all things Pittsburgh, excepting Terry Bradshaw.

Perhaps she will one day have a grandson named John Louis. Or even Terry Bradshaw. In any case, it’s her day, so we all bow down.

WOW.

Colt Mom Dan Nov 1980

November, 1980: Superman, Colt, Mom and Dan. We had fun back then, didn't we?


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A Very Merry May | Family Milestones this Month


May Family Milestones

What say we reconvene around the campfire with a timely look at May’s movers and shakers in the Foutz-Ley family tree? It’s always neat to see how all the birthdays and weddings and, here, one passing line up.

2 — Birthday of Justin Foutz

Cousin J.D. was born in 1972 to Don and Peggy (Jones) Foutz. Still no word yet on whether Aunt Peg’s Joneses can be traced all the way back to our great-great-great grandmother Delilah Ann Jones (wife of Gideon Pfouts) of Harrison County. Happy 39th, J.D.!

Dolores, Roy & Suzanne Foutz

3 — Birthday of Roy Vance Foutz

Great Uncle Roy, that is, oldest son of Vance and Laura (Zeigler) Foutz. Born in Dover, 1908. Died of a heart attack behind the wheel in 1953. He would have been old enough to remember our great-great grandmother Rebecca (Caldwell) Foutz, who lived with her youngest son Vance’s family in Canal Dover in the 1910s.

6 — Marriage of Robert Ohio Weible and Beatrice Ethel Morgan

1914. They were both 21. She was from Carnegie, Pa., the daughter of Welsh immigrants. Her father, a steelworker and owner of the Hotel Morgan, died when she was 5. Her mother, Janet Louise (Reese) Morgan, had passed away only three months’ prior. Beatrice’s (M.A. to you and me) family had lived in Dover for awhile before returning to Carnegie a year or so before her mother’s death. An older sister, Jennet Morgan Richardson, was a resident of Dover at the time of our great-great grandmother’s death, and our great-grandmother’s wedding. R.O.’s parents were both around.

Great Uncle Carl Foutz

Great Uncle Carl Foutz

6 — Birthday of Carl William Foutz

100th anniversary of his birth, in fact. Great Uncle Carl was the second son of Vance and Laura. Born in Dover, 1911. Worked in the steel mill alongside his father and two brothers (the other being my grandpa, Don Foutz) before moving to Florida, where he passed away in 1972.

Edwin Frederick Weible

Edwin Frederick even looks like a Weible in this bad photocopy. Happily, he married a Ley.

8 — Birthday of Edwin Frederick Weible

Born in 1879 in Canal Dover, he was a nephew of my great-great grandfather, Franklin Eli Weible. In 1904, he would marry Minnie Mae Ley, daughter of my great-great-great grandfather Augustus Ley. Eventually, Minnie’s third nephew, Robert Earl Ley Jr. would marry Edwin’s first cousin once removed, Suzanne Abbott Weible — my grandparents.

9 — Marriage of Donald Dale Foutz and Erma Maxine Johnson

My grandparents. In 1942, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dover, where my great-grandfather (on Mom’s side) Robert Earl Ley Sr. was a parishioner. He was a 1932 graduate of Dover High School, a former star football player who had worked in and around Dover following a brief stint at Ohio State University. She was a 1939 graduate of crosstown New Philadelphia, and a secretary in the offices of Greer Steel.

9 — Birthday of Myron Foutz

Grandson of my great-great grandfather Jonathan Foutz’s younger brother Nathaniel. Myron celebrates his 88th this year. Congrats, cousin Foutzes!

15 — Birthday of Sarah Pacheco

Our darling cousin in Hawaii, youngest grape of Bob and Sue Ley’s bunch until my youngest bro Sam came along, is 26 this year. Sam, as most junior grape, will be 25 come July.

15 — Birthday of Dawn James

Distant cousin and partner in full-contact genealogy, Dawn is the great-great granddaughter of my great-grandpa Vance Foutz’s older sister, Ida Foutz Moreland. She is taking over age 34 almost a month before I give it up for 35, but that’s all right. I know she’ll make good use of it.

16 — Birthday of Thomas Henry Morgan

Second son of great-great grandparents Thomas and Janet Morgan. (Their oldest child’s name was William, which could provide a clue to either Thomas’ or Janet’s fathers’ names.) He lived almost his entire life in Carnegie, Pa., where he passed away in 1923 at age 46. He’s buried with his parents in Chartiers Cemetery.

Burkey Joseph Civil War

18 — Birthday of Joseph Burkey

Third great grandfather, father to Annie Burkey (who would marry Clement Johnson). Born in 1839, he was a veteran of the Civil War. He is buried in New Cumberland Cemetery, near Atwood Lake.

22 — Birthday of Johann Jacob Zeigler

Great-great grandfather J.J. Zeigler was born in 1827 in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. He emigrated to America as a young man and married another German immigrant, Elizabeth Duerr. They farmed near Zoar. His death in 1897, when my great-grandmother Laura Zeigler Foutz was a teenager, remains a mystery. Laura’s daughters-in-law claim he was shot, but I haven’t been able to find any corresponding death certificate or newspaper story to verify that family legend.

Janet Louise Ley

Janet Louise Ley

25 — Birthday of Janet Louise (Ley) Foutz

Mom! Born in 1952 in Dover, Ohio. Happy 59th!

25 — Birthday of Thomas Moreland

Otherwise known as great-great aunt Ida Foutz’s husband, and cousin Dawn James’s great-great grandfather. Hey, he was born 86 years before my mom in Bowerston, Ohio, old stompin’ grounds of the Foutzes and Morelands.

25 — Death of Rebecca Caldwell Foutz

Thomas’s birthday was also the same day his mother-in-law, my great-great grandmother, died in 1915 at age 67. At the time, as mentioned above, she was living with my great-grandfather Vance, great-grandmother Laura, and their three sons, Roy, Carl and Don. Sister Doris wouldn’t come along until May 1917 (see below).

Johnson Delbert Della

26 — Birthday of Delbert and Della Johnson

You’ll find twins on both sides of my family — of both my father’s and mother’s mothers’ branches (Johnson and Weible, respectively) — but always a few generations back, and not in my direct line. But let’s acknowledge the 1904 birth of Delbert and Della. Ain’t they cute? They were siblings of my great-grandfather Charles. Delbert died in 1961; Della (by then a Weber) in 1978.

26 — Birthday of Phoebe Amanda Palmer

In 1824, according to her gravestone. She’s my great-great-great grandmother, grandma to Viola Mae (Palmer) Johnson.

Doris (Foutz) Waddington 1920s

29 — Birthday of Doris Pauline (Foutz) Waddington

Great Aunt Doris was born in May, like two out of three of her older brothers. Only my grandpa Don Foutz was born in March, and he made up for it by having his firstborn in March, who then had a son born in May and a daughter born in March. If circumstantial gymnastics are your thing. Here’s a great pic of her as a kiddo in Dover.

Robert Ohio Weible

30 — Birthday of Robert Ohio Weible

Born in 1892 in what was then Canal Dover, Ohio. If you think being born on Memorial Day is an occasion bedecked in red, white and blue, check out R.O.’s mom — Great-Great Grandma Esther Bliss (Goddard) Weible was born on July 4, 1852. R.O., whom she gave birth to just shy of her 40th, was her youngest child.

30 — Birthday of Elizabeth (Duerr) Zeigler

My great-great grandparents Zeigler shared a birth month, though Elizabeth was some 18 years’ J.J. Zeigler’s junior. She was born in 1845, also in Baden-Wurttemberg, which is where her mother, Katharina Weinnman was born May 17, 1814.

And that concludes our wrap-up of May milestones. Make it a memorable one, everybody!

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