Amanuensis Monday - Diary of a 16 Year Old - February

Monday, November 26, 2012

Continuing on with transcribing my Grandmother's Diary.  I'm finding this fascinating as the Wayne she is writing about is my Grandfather.

February 3 - Friday
Went to school nothing important happened.  Came home and got ready for a date.  Went to Burney to the ball game and saw Burney play a very bum game.  Went to Keines Restuarant and got some candy.  Came home just back of Earl Gommel.  Went to bed. (very ? about the ball game).

February 4 - Saturday. Snowed.
Got up. Got ready and went to Chas. Murphy's for the day.  Helped them butcher washed my hair after dinner, washed and set Jane's hair.  Came home and prepared for a chilli supper.  Had 2 people for supper. Danced and played games rest of evening.  Company left shortly before 12:00.  straightened up house and went to bed tired and happy.

February 5 - Sunday. Cold.
Got up and did not go to S.S. as the weather was too chilly.  In afternoon went to Gommel (wore Edwins boots) stayed there until eve.  Came home, got ready for big date.  Wayne came about 5:30 later we went to Greensburg to the show.  Came home and went to bed.

February 14 - Tuesday
Valentine's day.  Went to school in afternoon had a valentine box only got three valentines went home with the blues.  All though that I was mad at someone.  Went to bed.

February 19 - Sunday
Got up went to S.S.  From there to Uncle Raymonds ate dinner and cracked walnuts and hickory nuts afterwards.  Came home and prepared for big date.  Uncle Fred made ice cream.  Finally Wayne came and brought me a lovely box of chocolate.  Stayed home and ate popcorn, ice cream etc.  Went to bed about 12:00

February 26 - Sunday. Fair
Got up went to Sunday School.  Left right after classes.  Came home and then went to Sipples for dinner about 3:00.  Came home and prepared for date.  7:00 Wayne came we went to Columbus to show saw Constance Benett in "Rockaby"  came home and decided to quit each other for awhile (by ?) went to bed down hearted.

Very interested in seeing how this play's out in the future months.  I am biting at the nails to read ahead but I won't.  Next Monday is March.

Amanuensis Monday - Diary of a 16 Year Old - January

Monday, November 19, 2012

Diary of my Grandmother, Dolores (Shoaf) Boyer
at age 16 in 1933.

I am beginning to transcribe a diary of my Grandmother Dee's that she wrote when she was 16 year's old.  Reading it is fascinating.  I am recognizing many ancestors that I've researched by name.  It's amazing to read into the daily life and get to know these people.  I'm finding out amazing things about my grandma.  I never knew she played basketball or really much about her childhood.
Presented by Thomas Yeley
March 6, 1933
Dolores Shoaf, age 16
January 1 - Sunday, cold.
Stayed all night with Aunt Lillie got up and got breakfast.  Came home with Uncle Fred.  Gommel kids came down, danced, played cards.  At supper prepared for a date. Sat around and read until 9:30 having been stood up on the date.  Went to bed rightly out of humor.
January 2 - Monday, slightly cold.
Got up and started in school for the 2nd semester.  Not much happened out of the ordinary.
January 13 - Friday
Annabell & I got up and rushed around & ate our breakfast and got ready for school.  As I was coming down stairs I dropped Anna's watch and broke the crystal into a million pieces.  Went to school got three or four callings down can't remember which now and the entire day went wrong.  I can see that today isn't my lucky day.  came home got supper went to bed.
January 23 - Monday.  Like a spring day.
Got up and Tom was about ready to leave for his "adventure". Went to school. (sure hated to see him leave).  Everything went along fine came home and got supper.  Read and then sewed awhile.  Went to be quite early. (played basketball).
January 26 - Thursday. Lovely day.
Got up kinda early.  Yeley's came while I was washing dishes. (Uncle Fred was Butchering).  Went to school.  Nothing important happened.  Before noon I got sick and at noon I was excused & went home with Lola.  Was as sick as a dog. In eve, I felt better and came home & went to bed. (They killed fine hogs).
January 27 - Friday
Went to school, nothing important happened.  Came home and found out that Wayne wanted me to go to the Ball game with him.  A little later he came stayed a half an hour & left.  I got Supper and got ready.  Wayne came at 6:00 Gene, Wayne & I went after Dorothy Beason & onto Petersville to the Ball game.  Hope lost a bad game.  Went on to Gene's house and stayed there until 11:30 & came home and went to bed.
January 29 - Sunday
Got up went to S.S. came home and ate dinner.  Went to Gommels in afternoon.  Came home ate Supper and prepared for a big date.  Went to Moravian Church of Hope then to drug store for sodas came home, ate candy, popcorn & banana cake.  Went to bed about 12:00
Next Monday I will transcribe February.

Tombstone Tuesday - SGT. Edward Rawlings KIA

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grave 6707. SGT. Edward Rawlings
Co. C, 6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Andersonville Prison

This is the tombstone of Sgt. Edward Rawlings, my 3rd Great Grandfather. He served in the Civil War for the Union Army in Co. C, 6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. On Sept 20th, 1863 he was taken prisoner by the Confederate Army at Chickamauga. He died August 24, 1864 at Andersonville Prison of diarrhea. His grave is number 6707.

Tombstone Tuesday - The First Ancestor

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tombstone of John Stoltz
Greenville Cemetery
Greenville, Ohio

While visiting the states this past November I was able to do a little genealogy.  It was like being a kid in a candy store.  First I went to the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio, my husband's hometown.  Now I am dreaming about the next time we can go on leave and get back to Greenville.  There was so many sources that I know will be valuable in researching my husband's genealogy.  There was obits up the galore on his family members and I did my best to copy as many as I could.  My Mother-in-Law took me around to several cemeteries to show me the one's she knew.  But I was after one gravesite in particular.  The grave of John Stoltz.  John Stoltz is the individual that started me down my journey of genealogy.  When I first started down this journey I did not know his name.  And it took a lot of digging.  I had a family story that an ancestor was Amish and was shunned for marrying a non-Amish and moved to Ohio.  It turns out this story is completely false but it lead me to this gravesite almost a year after starting my first genealogy inquiry.We went into the cemetery office and was given a  map and the locations of a couple Stoltz's but the graves were very old and there might not even be a marker.  The first site was another name in my search that I recognized.  Then we moved on to the lot in which John Stoltz's grave was. My husband started at one end and I started at the other.  After about 5 minutes he indicated that he might have found it.  And sure enough there was the headstone of John Stoltz, one of the pioneer's of Greenville, Ohio and his wife Susan M. (Horner) Stoltz.