Saturday, October 31, 2020

Surname Saturday - Weaver


Surname Saturday - Weaver

We have earlier noted that Nancy’s maternal grandmother was Fredya Elsina Weaver Thomas. Her parents were Samuel Lewis Weaver (1852-1925) and Harriet Ellen Yager Weaver (1859-1939). Their family is pictured, below:

Children: Minnie, Sherman, Curtis, Fredya
Parents: Harriet and Samuel

The Weaver line is another very long one, going back to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (where we had a long visit to work on this line) in the early 1700s and then to Switzerland for several more generations back. I will note here, as before, the generations per Nancy’s research.

William Weaver (1822-1916) married Lavina Steele (1826-1891) - Wayne Co, OH

Samuel William Weaver (1795-1877) married Mary Stauffer (1802-1871) - Lancaster Co, PA

John B. Weaver, Jr. (1755-1834) married Susanna (Sarah) Martin (1762-1841) - Lancaster Co, PA

John (Hans) Weaver (1723-1803) married Barbara Buckwalter (1730-1796) - Lancaster Co, PA

Jacob Weaver (1688-1747) married Anna Bauman (1705-1777) - Lancaster Co, PA

HansJohann Anton Weaver (1658-1724) married Maria Margarethe Sieber(Herr) (1663-1725) - both born in Switzerland

Heinrich Weber (1621-1696) married Elsbeth Ruggin (1622-1698)

Kleijorg George Waber (1576-1649) married Elsbeth Schnebli (1593-1623)

Heinrich Aber (bei 1550-??)

Father Waber (1515-1569)

Families are Forever! ;-)


Friday, October 30, 2020

Ancestor Artifacts - Your Local Newspaper Archives - Part 3 of 3


Ancestor Artifacts

Your Local Newspaper Archives

Part 3 of 3

This is the story I was working on... the early story of Star Church and Star School. This has a little more detail than earlier sources I have worked with, so I'm anxious to capture it here. 

I hope this is readable with the little chunks at a time. It works for me. 

The church located where it did because the Star School was available when it was. This sort of completes one missing link in the story for me. Much more on the Star School to come, in a bit.

Comments? I love to see all the names mentioned. 

Also on Page 3, I noticed this Hall Reunion notice:


I want to check the Thomas Hall family in the census... see what descendants I can identify... I expect to be surprised. Will I find these folks in my search? Would love to hear from anybody mentioned here!!

P.S. Yes, they are there... there were about 13 Hall children who survived to adulthood. They intermarried with the Tuels and Bowmans, among others. I've just gotten started, but one Great-Granddaughter, is Ida Marie Bell Kinnick, my aunt...wife of my mother's brother, Leo Kinnick. Small world. I'm especially anxious to trace Carrie Thomas. I'm sure she is a Bowman line. Will be fun to find her. Yes, she was daughter of George Bowman and Hattie Hall... granddaughter of Thomas Hall.

More to come, for sure! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Ancestor Artifacts - Your Local Newspaper Archives - Part 2 of 3


Ancestor Artifacts

Your Local Newspaper Archives

Part 2 of 3

 Continuing from yesterday, let's look at the "Churches" history that started on Page 2 and continues on Page 3, Sept 6, 1935. Here is page 3, to get us started. Enjoy the ads, first! ;-)

Here is the intro to the article, from Page 2:

The Methodist Episcopal Church story:

[My Mom was starting her senior year in High School in the Fall of 1935. Wallace Arms, son of the minister, was her boy friend... at least she thought so... he was a senior, as well.]

Congratulations if you got clear to here. We continue with the Star Church story tomorrow.

Families are Forever!! ;-)




Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Ancestor Artifacts - Your Local Newspaper Archives - Part 1 of 3


Ancestor Artifacts

Your Local Newspaper Archives

Part 1 of 3

Working on another project, I just was reminded how valuable my hometown local newspaper archive is to my own research. The Coon Rapids (Iowa) Enterprise has published weekly since 1881 to present. All available now in an archive. Here is Page Two from a 6 Sep 1935 special issue boosting the 4-County Fair… but so much more to me.

In the second column is a neat story, taken from the initial 1881 issue of the paper which I find fascinating. Below that is a short column, “Woman’s Angle” - like what Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote for The Farmer (see image below). The three far right columns was why I have a copy. “Churches Play Main Role in Town’s Growth.” There is even a photo of the Methodist Episcopal Church. This article carries over onto half of page three. I’ll share that tomorrow.

Let’s see what the “Gossip From 1882 Issue…” had to say:

From the first issue of the Enterprise, then a four column, two page paper, gotten out October 13, 1881, on a job press by editor Stowell in the back room of a hardware store in “Old Town,” we print the following items:
It is only three weeks since we settled in the lively little town of Coon Rapids, and having secured the required number of subscribers, we present the citizens with this, the initial number of the Enterprise.
On account of the similarity of name between this berg and Cedar Rapids the railroad company will probably rechristen the town.
The new town east of here has been named Bayard in honor of Senator Bayard of Delaware.
Mike McDonald was elected representative from the adjoining district last week.
This is as good field for some tonsorial artist and we hope that some knight of the shears will soon put in appearance.
Tuesday settled the election in Iowa and the republican paper will quarrel no more about bolters.
The railroad agent at Glidden wants to know how it comes that Coon Rapids merchants are getting so many goods from Glidden. Because our merchant are hustlers.
The boys had a good joke on we, the The Enterprise. The editor printed a bill in which he spelled heifer “heifer.” Everybody came down on us with a thud.
The grand jury of the District of Columbia has found an indictment against Chas. Gâteau for murdering James A. Garfield,
The ague has a pretty firm grip on this section of the country, first time in twelve years.
John Pike has opened his new meat market and is supplying all kinds of meats.
Carroll county has seven new newspapers.
There are four columns of advertising in the first issue, leaving but four columns for news. The advertisers were: Louthan and Co., harness; Putnam and Morris, dry goods and groceries; C.C. Reynolds, restaurant; Hall and Kessellring, saloon and billiards; Thompson, Morrow and Jones, implements; J. M. Stowell, hardware; J. H. Foster, blacksmith; John Pike, meat market; Julius Garst, physician; J. D. Parrott, restaurant; S. Preston, real estate; Ed. M. Bachley, M.D.; J. W. Hall, stage line; E. Garst, postmaster.
There was no church or Sunday school in town and but one secret society, A.F.and A.M. C.E. Morris, W.M., and John Heater, secretary.

I love seeing the businesses listed. Note, for example, that the owner of the hardware store and the editor of the paper are the same person. 

Stowell noted "no church of Sunday school in town" but that is questioned in the accompanying article. No building, for sure, but much activity, it seems. More on that to come. Subheadings in the "Churches" article include: Methodist Episcopal Church; Church of Christ; Annunciation Church; Star Church (the one I was researching); and on Page 3: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran; Wesleyan Methodist; Pleasant Ridge Friends; Free Methodist.

See any familiar names from your ancestor lists?


More tomorrow…

Families are Forever! ;-)

Monday, October 26, 2020

Ruth Thomas Child Photos


Ruth Thomas Child Photos

Nancy had collected a few really precious photos of her mother, Ruth Thomas, as a child. We will share a few of them here. We knew Ruth’s mother as Freyda (full name: Freyda Elsina Weaver Thomas). This photo is labeled: Mother Elsina (Weaver) & Ruth Thomas.

This one seems to come next, seated:

Then comes this one, standing:
Then, outside:
And finally, my very favorite:

Families are Forever! ;-)


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday Obituaries - Robert “Bob” Bolger


Sunday Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Bolger

Obituary courtesy of

Robert “Bob” Bolger, age 84 of Brentwood, Tennessee, was born to Glenn and Ruth Bolger on the family farm in Coon Rapids, Iowa, on February 26, 1936. He passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee.
Bob was a patriot who loved his country. He served with honor in the United States Air Force, Air National Guard and Selective Service for 28 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Bob was hardworking with a stellar career. After graduating in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1957, Bob started his career as an Engineer for Exxon and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He loyally progressed into various management and department head leadership roles. In 1976, he was transferred to Houston, Texas to lead the consolidation, integration and centralization for Exxon’s mathematics and computing department. His career culminated in his appointment as President of NPC Services, where he lead a massive environmental cleanup site in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bob’s life was spiritually guided by his devout Christian belief and values. He was a long-standing member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He loved chamber music and was a passionate member of chancel choirs his entire life starting at the early age of three years old. After moving to Brentwood, Tennessee, Bob and Carolyn attended Brentwood United Methodist Church.
Most notably, Bob was a very devoted and proud family man…a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Hopkins) Bolger; his 7 children: Robert M. Bolger (Janie), Philip C. Bolger (Mary Ann), Deborah Bolger Cantrell (Bob), Sandra Bolger Blount (Charles), Susan Bolger Edmonston (Richard), Randall E. Bolger (Rachel), and Jeffrey K. Bolger (Laura); his siblings: Carolyn Connor (Paul), Alan Bolger, Janice Bolger, and Joel Bolger (Cheryl); his 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and his brother-in-law Bill Smith.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Ruth Bolger; his sister Nancy Smith; and brother-in-law Paul Connor.
Bob’s very large family and many friends remember him as a Christian man of intellect, honor, humor, loyalty, hard work, and leadership. He valued actions more than words; but when he spoke, he relished taking you along on colorful rides through his grand journeys in life from pride toward his family, lessons learned from his hard work, his military experiences, and his exciting travels around the world with his loving and devoted wife, Carolyn. Bob was one of a kind.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, October 26th at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday in the chapel of Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with Reverend Casey Orr officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Peace of Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s honor to either Broadmoor United Methodist Church (Baton Rouge, LA) directed toward the Chancel Choir expense fund at or Brentwood Methodist Church directed toward the worship and arts department at
Due to COVID-19, the family requests that attendees please wear a mask and practice social distancing. For those unable to attend in person, the funeral service may be viewed virtually. A link to the video stream will be updated on this page shortly. 

Families are Forever! ;-)


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Surname Saturday - Wilson


 Surname Saturday - Wilson

Wilson is the surname of Nancy’s paternal grandmother, Hazel Wilson Bolger. The Wilson line is very long in America stretching back to the early 1600s in Connecticut. Nancy has traced her line very well to that point, at which time issues have arisen. Our daughter Annette is working on some of those issues of that time. It will be interesting to see what she finds.

Our favorite Wilson photo is this photo of Norman Wilson and his family, Hazel being the youngest:

Laura, Rhoda, Lulu, Hazel

Anna, Norman, Mary Ellen

I must mention that Nancy and Annette published a book a few years ago as a tribute to Norman’s 100 day service in the Civil War, based on his diary. There are several more diaries that may be subject to similar future treatment.

For more information on the book, see:
Book available on

Taking the Wilson name back through the generations:

Norman David Wilson (1844-1914) married Mary Ellen Offill (1854-1934)

George Frederick Handel Wilson (1816-1884) married Lydia Butler Adkins (1820-1898)

George Frederick Handel Wilson

Eli Wilson (1791-1875) married Julia Candee (1789-1882)

Eli Wilson (1765-1824) married Huldah Cook (1768-1857)

Eli Wilson (1740-1821) married Mindwell Scoville (1741-1820)

Deacon John Jr. Cant Wilson (1711-1799) married Abigail Stephens (1704-1777)

John Deacon Wilson (1686-1774) married Mary Marshall (1688-1772)

Samuel Wilson (1653-1697) married Mary Griffin (1652-1734/5)

Robert Wilson (bet 1622-21 - 1655) married Elizabeth Stebbing (1624-1698)

John Wilson (1600 - ??) married Hannah James (1605- ???)   

Families are Forever!! ;-)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday - Ready for Halloween Party

 Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday

Ready for Halloween Party

At Governor's Mansion in Iowa -1973

With Halloween coming on in ten days, let's look back to 1973. Our family was all duded up for the Halloween Party at Governor Ray's Mansion in Des Moines, Iowa. Nancy made the costumes for our three daughters, Annette, Allison, and Arrion. I was the Lone Ranger, and Nancy was my faithful sidekick, a female Tonto...just prettier! ;-)

I was wearing a mask, but doubt it would be good enough, today - and, I don't think the handguns, even cap guns, would be welcome in 2020.

Families are Forever! ;-)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Star Community Ladies in 1934


Star Community Ladies in 1934 


I've mentioned the Star Community a number of times recently, specifically Star School and Star Methodist Church, located a few miles north of Coon Rapids, Iowa, where I grew up. 

It is no secret that women are the heart of any community, rural, suburban, or urban. In the rural Star Community, we were no exception. Some of these ladies were, in fact, central to Star Community for literally decades. While many came and went, some of these ladies were there their entire lives. 

I note three in particular, the Wilson sisters: Hazel (Wilson) Bolger, Rhoda Wilson, and Laura (Wilson) Anderson. Another of the Wilson sisters is also pictured, Lulu (Wilson) Snyder, who lived in the community for many years. The fifth Wilson sister, Anna (Wilson) Brown, also lived in the community her entire adult life. Carrie Thomas was there for many years as were Agnes Grim, Eunice Williams, Etta Johnson and Minnie Rippey. These ladies are only representative of the community, but there were many others, not pictures. Over the years, they had garden clubs, literary society, social societies, etc. regardless of being directly affiliated with the Church or the School. 

I'd live to hear your memories of any of these ladies, pictured or not, in the comments section here or on Facebook when it is posted. Relatives, friends and neighbors are many. Hope to hear from a lot of you!!

Families are Forever! ;-)


In particular, I will note the three Wilson sisters: Hazel (Wilson) Bolger, Rhoda Wilson, and Laura (Wilson) Anderson.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Surname Saturday - Thomas


Surname Saturday - Thomas

This is the first of the eight surnames we are adding that relate to the female side of the family. These are often the least researched, except that here, of course, in the first generation it is only natural

Ruth Thomas Bolger (1917-2008), Nancy’s mother, has been well researched and more of that will be shared here. She was well known in the family as a gatherer of family history information. THANKS!
Her parents were Wesley Lynk Thomas (1891-1927) and Freyda Elsina Weaver(1889-1941). Ruth was the first born of five children: Ruth, Dorothy, Wes, Bill, and Mae.
Link (he went by his middle name) died at age 36 and Freyda at age 52. Ruth lived to be 91. Nancy lived to 81.

Lynk Thomas

Wesley Lynk Thomas’s father also died young, at 40.

Lynk’s parents were Charles Wesley Thomas (1860-1900) and Marietta E. Lynk (1865-1932).
Lynk was the middle child: Sadie, Lynk, and Charles (well-known as Charlie, or Uncle Charlie).

Charles Wesley Thomas

Charles Wesley Thomas was the son of John Evan Thomas (1820-1886) and Lydia Ann Hartman (1828-1891). Charles was born as their eighth child in Stephenson County, Illinois.

Here is the latest information Nancy had gathered on John Evan Thomas, the earliest Thomas immigrant to America in this line:

John Evan Thomas

“John Thomas, son of John and Elizabeth Thomas was born the 10th day of November in 1820. He was born in South Wales, Camarthenshire, the lower Hamlet of Manordilo. He was baptized by Reverend Prothro, a clergyman of the Church of England, when about three years of age. He emigrated to the America (fall of 1837). I have concluded he came in 1840 as per his biography in the History of Marshall County.

Lydia Hartman, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Hartman was born on the 29th of March 1828 in Kelly Township, Union County PA. She was baptized by J.H.Fries, a preacher in the German Reform Church.
When Lydia passed away, she was preparing to milk the cows on a Sunday evening. She told her son-probably John Jr. she was not feeling well and with out a moments warning her spirit departed.

They were married the 27th of March 1845, at the German Reform Church in Union County in PA. I have found that they had at least 10 children. At least 4 children may have died while they were living in Cedarville, IL. “

We visited Union County, Pennsylvania, and saw and walked on the grounds/land where they lived. He arrived there about 1842, where their first 3 children were born, and stayed about 15 years before moving on to Stephenson County, Illinois, where 7 more children were born. The family then moved to Marshall County, Iowa in September of 1864, where two additional children were born.

Families are Forever! ;-)

Friday, October 16, 2020

Nancy’s Early Childhood in Photos


Nancy’s Early Childhood in Photos

Nancy Bolger Smith was a third child rather than a first child as I was in my family. Our parents knew each other well, so we knew each other in our small rural community from the very beginning. So, it is fun to share with you some Nancy photos from those early days, as well. The first is very special, the whole family as babies:

Bob, Alan with Ruth, Joel across top from left

Carolyn, Nancy, Janice across bottom from left

This was on Nancy’s first birthday:

About the same time, there is an interesting picture with her Great Uncle Clabe Yager and three other children. Nancy is on the left:


This photo says she was 20 months:

I love this one with Glenn holding Nancy, and the neat car is fun, as well:


Must have been a chilly day…

Not chilly this day, riding her tricycle:

Nancy with her Dad and Brother Bob, fishing:

And, of course, the first photo of Nancy and Bill in the same image… 14 Jan 1943:

From left, Bob Bolger, Bill Smith, Roger Brannan, Barbara Brannan, Nancy Bolger, Carolyn Bolger

And with her older siblings, Carolyn and Bob:


And, a few years later, at a church gathering:

Families are Forever! ;-)


Thursday, October 15, 2020

4 Jul 1946 Smith Family Gathering


4 Jul 1946 Smith Family Gathering

Look what I found! Hidden in a corner not recently explored!!

We earlier saw the group in 1923 and in 1955. Here is 1946 with some missing parts here, others missing here… what fun!

From left, adults: Verle and LVene (Smith) Thomas, Merle and Pauline (Polly) (Smith) Bower, Irene Smith, Pete Smith (Eileen was taking this photo) and Maxine (Smith) Hilgenberg (camera in hand!).
Children, from left: Judy Hilgenberg, Bill Smith (back), Joyce Bower (front), Jim Smith (on hobby horse), David Thomas (back), John Thomas (front, on chair), Joan Bower.

We gathered at Verle and LVene’s place on July 4 several years during late 40s, early 50s. This may have been the first one, with Merle and Polly visiting from California. So glad I found this one!! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday - Buzzy Kinnick Class

Buzzy Kinnick Class

 Coon Rapids Iowa School

Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday

They would all be 92 or so now

Do you recognize your parent, grandparent or great-grandparent in the photo? About 4th grade, perhaps, 10-11 years old?? My Uncle Buzzy is 3rd from the right, back row! Great photo… ask around. Let’s share and see if we can identify anyone else. Thanks!!
Families are Forever! ;-)

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Surname Saturday - Bolger


Surname Saturday - Bolger

Nancy’s father, Glenn Harold Bolger was born 18 Sep 1911 in Carroll Co, Iowa. He was the second of two children born to Fred Francis Bolger (1893-1946) and his wife, Hazel Fern (Wilson) Bolger. His sister, Claire, married William Clifford Grimm.

Cliff and Claire, Hazel Bolger, Ruth and Glenn

Fred Francis Bolger was born 26 Jan 1893 in Carroll Co, Iowa, the son of Thomas Edmund Bolger and Jessie Amanda (Dolan) Bolger. He was the oldest of the four Bolger living to adulthood.

Thomas Edmund Bolger was born 20 May 1861 in Cedar Co, Iowa, the son of Michael Bolger and Harriett Dolan. Thomas was the fourth of their seven children to reach adulthood.

Michael Bolger is one of Nancy’s research brick walls. All indications are that he was born in Ireland in the first two decades of the 1800s, but no records have provided certainly beyond that, following much research. There are many, many ‘leads’ but no certainty at this time, making this surname a very short line, in contrast to most of her others.

Families are Forever! ;-)

Friday, October 9, 2020

Photo Analysis - 16 Jan 1938 Photos


Photo Analysis - 16 Jan 1938 Photos

Doing a good job of analyzing old photos is an ongoing process… not a one-time thing. One must not only look at the people, their clothes, what they are holding, what they are doing, but each detail in the background of the photo. And then, realize that you will see something different the next time you look, especially with some time gone by between. What you have seen elsewhere will affect what you see. Case in point:

These two photos, each dated 16 Jan 1938, certainly appear to be taken at the same place indeed, but not quite at the same time. Picture quality of the first is much better than the second, which complicates matters. In the first photo, we have Buzzy, Leo, Ida, Paul, Pete, Eileen, and Dorothy. A car. A barn. Look at their clothes, coats, hats, etc. Did you see that Paul has a hat in his hand?

In the second photo, Pete and Eileen, two months before their marriage on Mar 17, are not in the photo. We only have Leo, Buzzy, Ida, Paul (now with hat on, other clothes the same) and Dorothy…and, a young boy on the lower left, along with a chicken, perhaps, in foreground and cow behind the fence in the background with a different angle of the barn. Who is the little boy?? I have seen this a hundred times, and still don’t know. Is this the farm where Pete and Eileen will live after they marry? Or, is it somewhere else? This is a nice family photo, especially the top one. Posed. The lower one seems to be more casually taken, perhaps a few minutes later. Or, are they visiting another family - who is the boy?

Very intriguing… likely never to know the actual facts. Comments welcomed.

Families are Forever! :-)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Annette for “Talk Like a Pirate Day!”


Annette for “Talk Like a Pirate Day!”

Change of pace for Wordless (Hardly) Wednesday - Daughter Annette has been researching our ancestors in first couple of decades of the 1600s in America, and where they came from. She recently post the following on Facebook, that is fascinating!! Happy to Share, here:

Ahoy! It’s TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, so I thought I’d share my pirate ancestry.
Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, also known as Reis Mourad the Younger or Jan Van Salé (c.1570-1641) was a Dutch privateer, Barbary corsair, grand admiral, and Governor of Salé and Oualidia.
Like Englishman Sir Francis Drake, he was commissioned to use his personal, armed vessels for naval warfare in the name of his country, the Netherlands. However as he developed relationships with other countries like Spain and Morocco, he found that this legitimate form of war-like activity was more profitable when representing multiple flags. So, his ship began to “switch flags” depending on the ship they encountered. Because privateering wasn’t renounced or outlawed until the Peace of Westphalia (1648), he technically died a privateer rather than a “pirate”… okay, he was a pirate… shiver me timbers!
Jan converted to Islam and had children with Morjana-Margarita Al Shabi of Cartagena. His son Anthony emigrated to New Amsterdam and may be the first American settler who is a multi-ethnic Muslim.
For family members, the lineage is through the women on my dad’s side of the family.
Smith>Preston>Miller>Carle>Lowe>Emans>Van Salee
To learn more about piracy, go to
To learn more about our pirate, go to
The painting is A Sea Fight with Barbary Corsairs by Laureys a Castro, c. 1681

Note: Annette has now posted this story on her new blog, Genealogy Connections... Check it out for this and other neat stories, already...

Families are Forever! ;-)

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Resuming Surname Saturday Daily Theme


Resuming Surname Saturday Daily Theme

My last Surname Saturday post was on 3 May 2014. It is time to resume this writing tradition.

Ruth Thomas and Glenn Bolger - married 8 May 1934

For at least the next 16 weeks, I will be posting on the Surnames in the family tree of my late wife, Nancy (Bolger) Smith. We’ve lived and posted many individual stories here of these families, mostly as we traveled to family history research at their home communities over the years. She did a great job of gathering and collecting information over the years, but we always each kept our own records. You likely noticed I’ve already started to post some new material under the Bolger-Thomas-Smith-Kinnick connection theme. This will formalize that a little more. Here we list the surname of the Round of 16, through 2nd Great Grandparents to get us started and to use as an anchor. Later on, we’ll post a few more, I’m sure.

Parents - Glenn Bolger and Ruth (Thomas) Bolger

Grandparents Surnames added: Wilson and Weaver

Great Grandparents added:

Dolan, Yager, Offill, Lynk

2nd Great Grandparents added:

Dolan (different?), Hartman, Dockstader, Dickey, Walters, Adkins, Tyler, Steel


Families are Forever! ;-)