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Volume XXI, Number 1
September 1997


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September 1997

We have come of age. This will be the 21st year for THE PACKET and for TSGS, We are watching and participating in many of the changes that are happenning in the world of genealogy. Check our purchased material lists and our web page. Since this is the first issue of the year, both inside covers have been updated. The list of officers and board members is opposite page 1.

If you do German research realize that there are such things as Lebenslauf (life stories or autobiographies) that do turn up and can answer all sorts of questions. Many thanks to Robert Schlundt, who has translated and made available the Lebenslauf of his ancestor, Pastor Johann Fr. Schlundt, who brought his family to Posey county in 1852.

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September 1997

It's hard to believe that our society is beginning the 21st year of existence. We have grown over the years, in spite of the fact that some said we wouldn't last - and that our first issues of The Packet were too ambitious to be sustained. Perhaps that kind of challenge is one of the things that has kept us going. I feel fortunate to have been a charter member of Tri-State Genealogical Society, and hope I have been a part of seeing it through some challenging times. One of the most remarkable things about the group is that so many of us are such good friends. I have received lots of help in working through family research problems, from people I wouldn't have known otherwise; and encouragement in pushing myself to learn more.

Much of our membership does not live close enough to attend our monthly meetings, and to know the active members who live close to Evansville. Some of you periodically come to Willard Library to do on-the-spot family research, and are aware of the wonderful resources available there. I'm proud of the part our society has been able to play in making their collection one of the best in the Midwest.

We have a wonderful relationship with Willard Library, one which many societies envy greatly. I have seen groups who must rent storefront space in which to meet and/or to house their small collection of library materials. Most of their energy and resources go to maintaining space and providing volunteers to keep it open part of the time. It's no wonder many young groups stay small and disband after a few years.

I urge all of you to become involved in a group near where you live. It would be nice if you could do your own research there, but that is not as important as helping a group stay healthy and alive. Your interaction with other researchers will help you even though you (like me) may happen not to live near your roots. None of my ancestors ever lived in or near the Tri-State, but my association with this society has made a big difference in what I know today about genealogical research.

Best wishes for a good year.
Marjorie Blocher Kinsey, C.G., President

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September 1997

The Tri-State Packet is pleased to publish queries from TSGS members. Queries are limited to 50 words & five typed lines. Please include your name, address and membership number (on the mailing label), and at least one name, date and location.
Submit your questions to:
TSGS Packet
c/o Willard Library
21 First Ave.
Evansville IN

Seek info on Bertha (SANDERS) CAREY GATTON b 1880-1890
Poseyville, Posey Co. IN; d. 196? Robinson, Crawford Co IL.
Parents: James and ? (DIXON) SANDERS.
James Anthony "Tony" Keltz Sr. / P0 Box #442 / Wilmington OH member #1814

Any information about the WAKEFIELD/WALKER families from
Crawford Co IL (1850-1900), and the KELTZ/RIGSBY families
from Vermillion Co. IN (1850-1950) GREATLY APPRECIATED.
James Anthony "Tony" Keltz Sr. / P0 Box #442 / Wilmington OH member #1814

Looking for marriage record for Ira Allison FAIRCHILD (b 29 Jan 1814)
and Mary Ann KIRKPATRICK (b 16 Apr 1815). Married ca 1835 in
Vanderburgh Co IN. Mary Ann was daughter of James R. KIRKPATRICK /
Sarah FAUQUAH. Ira was son of Seth FAIRCHILD / Lucy ALLISON.
Jacquelyn West Johnson / PO Box 231 / Shelton WA 98584-0231 member #1592

Seek info on family of Martha Jane MAIN (b ca 1835 IN),
daughter of Samuel C. MAIN (1804-1866), wife of Lewis TAYLOR
(they m 1850 Dubois Co., he died 1865- Civil War); wife of
Burchfield WHITTEN (they m 1868 Spencer Co.; he died 1872),
and wife of William BLACK (m 1882 Dubois Co.).
Charles A. Taylor / 12105 Santa Anna Road / Altascadero CA 93422 member #1672

Conrad HEPLER (HEPPLER)m Bathsheba HEBARD in 1852. They lived
in Newburgh IN (Warrick Co.) for several years, where he is said
to have been a tailor who made men's suits. Sometime around 1860
they moved to Daviess Co., KY. Conrad was a native of Germany.
I am seeking info About his life in Warrick Co.
Marily Cossler Garrison / 1253 Mautenne Drive / Baliwin MO 63021-5625 member #1743

97-1066 * HENZE * JUNKER * YUNKER *
I am looking for information regarding the YUNKER (JUNKER) and HENZE
families. They lived in Evansville and possibly also in the surrounding
areas. My great-grandfather was Jacob YUNKER (came from Germany).
I do not know his wife's name. My grandfather and grandmother were
John & Carrie (HENZE) YUNKER.
Jeri Yunker / 190 Detrick Dr. / Grants Pass OR 97527 member #1807

97-1067 * SCHLUETER *
Seek parents of Charles Friedrick SCHLUETER
(1838 Braunschweig Germany -1924 Vanderburgh Co. IN)
Kathleen Vandeveer / 834 S. Burkhardt Road / Evansville IN 47715 member #1735

Looking for information about the Confederate raid of Newburgh, IN
by MORGANS RAIDERS. This was an incident in which they used stove pipe
mounted on wagons to simulate cannons. Will be happy to defray all
costs in printing, copying, etc. and postage.
Ralph C. Lawrence / 474 Candy Kitchen Road / Prosperity, SC 29127 member #1791

Seek info on the parents of Fred. William BUENTE
(4 May 1821 - 16 Aug 1904 Evansville IN) emigrated 1838;
m Elizabeth SCHAEFFER c 1845 Children: Louisa SCHNUR,
Frederick William (m Caroline Sophie KORSMEIER),
Maria ELMENDORF SCHNACKE, John, plus eight others. Will share info.
Pamela Vandenhoff / 412 Carrsbrook Dr. / Charlottesville VA 22901-1216 member #1788

Seek info on the parents of Philip AREND (27 Sep 1837 Oldenburg GY
- 23 Apr 1909 Evansville IN) m 16 Mar 1865 Anna Eliza Traecer in
Warrick Co. IN. Children: Catherine BIZER, Julie DENNIS, Caroline SPITTORF,
Mary Elizabeth, John, and Philip Jr. Will share info.
Pamela Vandenhoff / 412 Carrsbrook Dr. / Charlottesville VA 22901-1216 member #1788

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