Category Archives: Ancestry

A great number of my ancestors (and probably yours, too), were kicked out of some of the finest countries in Europe. Some were on the losing side of the Ulster Land War. Some were Catholic in a Protestant State, others were Protestant in a Catholic State. Some were Ashkenazic Jews, Secularists, or with religious fervor, emphatically claimed no religion at all. There is an abandoned orphan, probably born out of wedlock. There are ancestors from both sides of the English and American Civil Wars. Ancestral and related families are pretty much a Heinz 57 collection. As a result, like a whole lot of us, it seems we end up as “American.”

Jeff Hostetler

from wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hostetler William Jeffrey Hostetler (born April 22, 1961) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins. His nickname is “Hoss.” College career Penn State Hostetler started his career at Penn State, where he started two games … Continue reading

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Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012 Born in Trenton, NJ, August 22, 1934, Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. graduated from West Point in 1956 and rose through the ranks, becoming a four-star General. Gen. Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, driving out Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from … Continue reading

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Charles K. Phillips 1914-2004

From: http://www.easttexashistorical.org/v3/membership/resolutions/phillips.htm Captain Charles K. Phillips A RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN CHARLES K. PHILLIPS WHEREAS Captain Charles K. Phillips, U.S.N. (ret.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 18, 1914, who departed this life in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 16, 2004, … Continue reading

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Jacob Mast 1738-1808

From: Mast, Christian Z., A brief history of Bishop Jacob Mast and other Mast pioneers; and a complete genealogical family register and those related by intermarriage, with biographies of their descendants from the earliest available records to the present time; 1911. http://archive.org/details/briefhistoryofbi00mast Life … Continue reading

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Thomas Nuzum 1706-1791

from: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82469708 Birth: Sep. 29, 1706 County Wexford, Ireland Death: 1791[1] Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA THOMAS NUZUM was born at Co. Wexford, Ireland 29 September 1706; died at Nether Providence, Chester, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania before 28 July 1791 when … Continue reading

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T.C. Steele 1847-1926

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Theodore Clement Steele (September 11, 1847 – July 24, 1926) was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. Steele was an innovator and leader in American Midwest painting and is considered to be the most important of Indiana’s Hoosier … Continue reading

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Sam Steele 1848-1919

Army Biography: Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO Sergeant K. Grant, CD Of the many exceptional individuals to emerge from Canada’s past, one of the most extraordinary has to be Sam Steele. He was, as one author put it, … Continue reading

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