The Ancestors and Cousins of Tracy Lynn DeVault

Person Page 235

Carol Licty1,2

F, #5851
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch
  2. [S11910] Phone conversation with Clarence Elton Birch, 3/9/00, Source Medium: Book

Living Birch

F, #5852

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Living Birch

F, #5853

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Living Birch

M, #5854

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Living Birch

F, #5855

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Living Birch

F, #5856

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Living Birch

M, #5857

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Stephanie Buell1

F, #5858
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Living Birch

M, #5859

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Living Birch

F, #5860

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Russel Birch1

M, #5861

Parents

FatherLester Wesley Birch (b. 17 March 1903, d. 3 June 1969)
MotherElla Van Houten (b. 18 November 1903, d. September 1985)
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Family: Lola Combs

DaughterGirl #1 Birch
DaughterGirl #2 Birch
DaughterGirl #3 Birch

Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Lola Combs1

F, #5862
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Girl #1 Birch1

F, #5863

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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Girl #2 Birch1

F, #5864

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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Girl #3 Birch1

F, #5865

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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Doris Birch1

F, #5866

Parents

FatherLester Wesley Birch (b. 17 March 1903, d. 3 June 1969)
MotherElla Van Houten (b. 18 November 1903, d. September 1985)
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Robert Hershberger1

M, #5867
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Dorothy Birch1

F, #5868

Parents

FatherLester Wesley Birch (b. 17 March 1903, d. 3 June 1969)
MotherElla Van Houten (b. 18 November 1903, d. September 1985)
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Virginia Birch1

F, #5869

Parents

FatherLester Wesley Birch (b. 17 March 1903, d. 3 June 1969)
MotherElla Van Houten (b. 18 November 1903, d. September 1985)
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Frank Porter1

M, #5870
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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Zonna Porter1

F, #5871

Parents

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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Monte Porter1

M, #5872

Parents

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Citations

  1. [S7164] Genealogy prepared by Susan (Johnson) Birch

Killian John Finkner1

M, #5873, b. 8 December 1851, d. 27 February 1940

Parents

FatherJohn Killian Funkner (b. 23 October 1828)
MotherKatherine Schlund (d. 1864)
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Family: Magdalena Hemrich (b. 21 March 1857, d. 9 September 1940)

DaughterLena Finkner (b. 2 January 1879, d. 15 December 1951)
DaughterMarie Finkner+ (b. 9 September 1880, d. 30 July 1965)
SonJohn K. Finkner (b. 27 July 1882, d. 27 June 1955)
DaughterLydia Finkner+ (b. 12 February 1884)
DaughterKatherine Finkner (b. 15 March 1886, d. 10 June 1886)
DaughterMinnie Finkner+ (b. 15 March 1886)
SonAdolph Gustav Finkner+ (b. 3 October 1888, d. 19 February 1978)
SonAugust Adam Finkner+ (b. 27 December 1890, d. 26 November 1973)
DaughterBertha Catherine Finkner+ (b. 20 July 1893)
DaughterEthel Alberta Finkner+ (b. 12 July 1895)
DaughterRuth Zellora Finkner+ (b. 17 March 1897, d. July 1979)
SonMillard Harold Finkner+ (b. 7 June 1900, d. April 1983)

BASIC FACTS

Killian John Finkner was born on 8 December 1851 in Hohefeld, Baden, Germany.1 He and Magdalena Hemrich were married in 1878 in Hohefeld, Baden, Germany.1 He died on 27 February 1940, at age 88, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co., California.1 He was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Co., California.1
Killian John Finkner had reference number 6136.

GRAVE STONE

KILLIAN J. FINKNER
DEC. 8, 1851 FEB. 27, 1940.


Killian John Finkner married Magdalena Hemrich in 1878. In 1882, he brought his wife and two small daughters, Lena and Marie, to America. Adam Finkner and his wife, Rosina, traveled with them, as did Rosina's brothers, Ferdinand and Frederick Diehm. Magdalena, responsible for the care of her two small and presumably active daughters, was probably very glad to have another woman, Rosina, in the group, both for the help she might offer and the companionship she would provide. Their ship docked at Philadelphia on March 14, 1882. The trip to Nebraska was by train to Beatrice, the stop nearest their destination, then by wagon to a neighborhood southwest of Sterling to the home of people whom they knew. Michael Finkner had come to the United States a year earlier and was working in this neighborhood. Adam and Rosina settled in this community which had been named "Hopewell" by the earliest settlers.

Killian and his family settled a few miles farther to the southwest but still in the Sterling area. Nine more children were born to them while living in this home. Here, as in other farm homes of that era, everyone helped with the work, including the children. This was before 'mechanization' and Magdalena often walked down the rows in the field dropping potato 'eyes' in the furrows. This was the usual way of planting though occasionally a small hole was dug with shovel or stick and the 'eye' dropped in this. Potatoes were a necessary food item and were eaten from early summer when the first small potatoes were large enough to be removed from the 'hill' and used, until the last potato from the mature crop, stored in a basement or root cellar, was used the following spring.

A visit to "Uncle Killians" was an event in the lives of the children of Michael and Adam. The distance was far enough that an early start must be made, with horsedrawn wagon or buggy as transportation. Upon arrival, the children enjoyed playing with their cousins while the parents discussed crops and families. The noon meal was always enjoyed but it seemed that only minutes passed by before it was time to go home, for home chores had to be attended to before bedtime.

About 1899, Killian and his family moved to a farm in the Pickrell, Nebraska, area. Their youngest child, Millard, was born while they were living here.

In the early 1900's, several of the older children, including Lydia, Minnie, and Ed, homesteaded land in Colorado. In 1911, Killian, Magdalena, and the other children moved to Colorado and made their home near Akron. In 1929, after their children were all settled in their own homes, Killian and Magdalena moved to California where they remained until their deaths in 1940.

The descendants of Killian and Magdalena are scattered from coast to coast and almost from border to border. Ed, Lydia, Minnie, and Millard all live near Akron. August lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and their children are scattered from California to North Carolina, Oregon to New York, and South Dakota to New Mexico. Five of the daughters, Lena, Marie, Bertha, Ethel, and Ruth have made their homes in California. Some of their descendants live on the west coast but others are living as ar away as Massachusetts, Washington, D. C., and Georgia.

The next generation shows a variety of occupations and professions. There are farmers, ranchers, secretaries, musicians, school teachers and college professors, accountants, engineers, veterinarians, and others. At this time, some of the young men are serving in the military forces.

This family has truly left its imprint on the lives it has touched and done much to 'make America better'.

The above text was taken from "The Finkner Family Tree" by William Hobert Finkner, Meryl Ramsey Finkner and Olan Earl Finkner.

Citations

  1. [S4039] Descendents of John Killian Finkner prepared by William, Meryl & Olan Finkner, Source Medium: Book

Magdalena Hemrich1

F, #5874, b. 21 March 1857, d. 9 September 1940
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Family: Killian John Finkner (b. 8 December 1851, d. 27 February 1940)

DaughterLena Finkner (b. 2 January 1879, d. 15 December 1951)
DaughterMarie Finkner+ (b. 9 September 1880, d. 30 July 1965)
SonJohn K. Finkner (b. 27 July 1882, d. 27 June 1955)
DaughterLydia Finkner+ (b. 12 February 1884)
DaughterKatherine Finkner (b. 15 March 1886, d. 10 June 1886)
DaughterMinnie Finkner+ (b. 15 March 1886)
SonAdolph Gustav Finkner+ (b. 3 October 1888, d. 19 February 1978)
SonAugust Adam Finkner+ (b. 27 December 1890, d. 26 November 1973)
DaughterBertha Catherine Finkner+ (b. 20 July 1893)
DaughterEthel Alberta Finkner+ (b. 12 July 1895)
DaughterRuth Zellora Finkner+ (b. 17 March 1897, d. July 1979)
SonMillard Harold Finkner+ (b. 7 June 1900, d. April 1983)

BASIC FACTS

Magdalena Hemrich was born on 21 March 1857 in Baden, Germany.1 She and Killian John Finkner were married in 1878 in Hohefeld, Baden, Germany.1 She died on 9 September 1940, at age 83, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co., California.1 She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Co., California.1
Magdalena Hemrich had reference number 6137.

GRAVE STONE

MAGDALENA FINKNER
MAR. 21, 1857 -- SEPT. 4, 1940.


Killian John Finkner married Magdalena Hemrich in 1878. In 1882, he brought his wife and two small daughters, Lena and Marie, to America. Adam Finkner and his wife, Rosina, traveled with them, as did Rosina's brothers, Ferdinand and Frederick Diehm. Magdalena, responsible for the care of her two small and presumably active daughters, was probably very glad to have another woman, Rosina, in the group, both for the help she might offer and the companionship she would provide. Their ship docked at Philadelphia on March 14, 1882. The trip to Nebraska was by train to Beatrice, the stop nearest their destination, then by wagon to a neighborhood southwest of Sterling to the home of people whom they knew. Michael Finkner had come to the United States a year earlier and was working in this neighborhood. Adam and Rosina settled in this community which had been named "Hopewell" by the earliest settlers.

Killian and his family settled a few miles farther to the southwest but still in the Sterling area. Nine more children were born to them while living in this home. Here, as in other farm homes of that era, everyone helped with the work, including the children. This was before 'mechanization' and Magdalena often walked down the rows in the field dropping potato 'eyes' in the furrows. This was the usual way of planting though occasionally a small hole was dug with shovel or stick and the 'eye' dropped in this. Potatoes were a necessary food item and were eaten from early summer when the first small potatoes were large enough to be removed from the 'hill' and used, until the last potato from the mature crop, stored in a basement or root cellar, was used the following spring.

A visit to "Uncle Killians" was an event in the lives of the children of Michael and Adam. The distance was far enough that an early start must be made, with horsedrawn wagon or buggy as transportation. Upon arrival, the children enjoyed playing with their cousins while the parents discussed crops and families. The noon meal was always enjoyed but it seemed that only minutes passed by before it was time to go home, for home chores had to be attended to before bedtime.

About 1899, Killian and his family moved to a farm in the Pickrell, Nebraska, area. Their youngest child, Millard, was born while they were living here.

In the early 1900's, several of the older children, including Lydia, Minnie, and Ed, homesteaded land in Colorado. In 1911, Killian, Magdalena, and the other children moved to Colorado and made their home near Akron. In 1929, after their children were all settled in their own homes, Killian and Magdalena moved to California where they remained until their deaths in 1940.

The descendants of Killian and Magdalena are scattered from coast to coast and almost from border to border. Ed, Lydia, Minnie, and Millard all live near Akron. August lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and their children are scattered from California to North Carolina, Oregon to New York, and South Dakota to New Mexico. Five of the daughters, Lena, Marie, Bertha, Ethel, and Ruth have made their homes in California. Some of their descendants live on the west coast but others are living as ar away as Massachusetts, Washington, D. C., and Georgia.

The next generation shows a variety of occupations and professions. There are farmers, ranchers, secretaries, musicians, school teachers and college professors, accountants, engineers, veterinarians, and others. At this time, some of the young men are serving in the military forces.

This family has truly left its imprint on the lives it has touched and done much to 'make America better'.

The above text was taken from "The Finkner Family Tree" by William Hobert Finkner, Meryl Ramsey Finkner and Olan Earl Finkner.

Citations

  1. [S4039] Descendents of John Killian Finkner prepared by William, Meryl & Olan Finkner, Source Medium: Book

Lena Finkner1

F, #5875, b. 2 January 1879, d. 15 December 1951

Parents

FatherKillian John Finkner (b. 8 December 1851, d. 27 February 1940)
MotherMagdalena Hemrich (b. 21 March 1857, d. 9 September 1940)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Lena Finkner was born on 2 January 1879 in Baden, Germany.1 She died on 15 December 1951, at age 72, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co., California.1 She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Co., California.
Lena Finkner had reference number 6138.

GRAVE STONE

LENA FINKNER
1879 -- 1951.

Citations

  1. [S4039] Descendents of John Killian Finkner prepared by William, Meryl & Olan Finkner, Source Medium: Book