The recent deaths of friends and family have touched us deeply and made us acutely aware of the passage of time. Living in Japan for the last few years has only increased our respect for our ancestors.
Understanding where we come from, helps us to better understand ourselves. Please enjoy and stay for awhile.
- Rodney & Joyce
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Map Ė Family History Locations (Off-Site)
Memorial to Lost Family and Friends (Off-Site)
Tribute to Linda Sue Way Hartshorn (Off-Site)
Photos - Hartshorn Family History (Off Site)
Photos - Pence Family History (Off Site)
Bohemian (Czech), Prussian,
German, Swiss, French
Weaver Farm (St. James, MO)
Weaver Farm (Escondido, Calif)
Stash Ranch (Santee, Calif)
Sabahart Ranch (Wyo)
On our way back to Wyoming, I had the opportunity to stop in Red Oak, Iowa with my family and search for the grave of great-grandpa Matt Hartshorn. I remember when my parents first migrated to Wyoming, Dad stopped in Red Oak to visit Grandpa Mattís grave.
Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak is located in the
middle of town on a small series of hills. Just to the left as you enter the
park is a brick building. We stopped there to access a touch-screen database
which pulled up Mattís information and burial location. We continued up the road
and then turned right. About a quarter mile down the road, on the left, and not
far from the road, we found great-grandpaís grave:
And right next to his headstone was another
a pair of inscriptions:
What a find this was! Prior to this summerís trip, I did not have name's for Mattís parents. Visiting Iowa has opened a whole other area of research into my Fatherís lineage. This was truly a blessing. As was another trip which led me to living relatives on my Motherís Fatherís side in Oklahoma.
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