Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My wife's branch

I have a pretty clear understanding of my wife's side of the family but I haven't been versed on it all of my life like we all are with our own parents when growing up in a family. I don't intend to have everything down to detail but I want to share the photo of her great grandparents Peitzman.

My wife Della Mae Seibert Burgus has the four family names in her history with Seibert and Peitzman on her father side,  and Cone and Mason on her mother's side.

The photo below is one branch of her history with her grandmother Anna Peitzman Seibert with her family members. Both names are from families in this branch are German.

Front row:   William Frederick Peitzman, Emma Marie Peitzman Grief, Mary Elizabeth Peitzman Knoll, Great grandmother Anna Mary Ellerman Peitzman ( b. 1838, d. 1933), Great grandfather John Frederick Peitzman (b.1837, d. 1908), Henry Frederick Peitzman.

Back row: ( Della's Grandmother) Anna Marie Lousie Peitzman Seibert, Frederick George Peitzman, John Peitman, Gerhart Louis Peitzman, and Helena Henrietta Peitzman Baer.

For my own clarity of understanding I like to explain that the members above are either Great grandparents, grandmother, or Great Uncle and Aunts.

John Frederick Seibert b. 1868, d. 1945 married 1905 to Anna Marie Louis Peitzman b. 1876, d. 1970.
My wife's grandparents on her father's side.

One of the relatives of the Peitzman family spent a lot of her life time recording the family history. If I were to share everything I would have to share the hundreds of pages of what we teasingly call The Book. It has been kept up in detail and is updated yearly with as much information as the families will share.

A side story to this post is that one of Della's distant cousins traveled to Germany a few years back to find family.  He actually found the family line of the brother to Della's great grandfather John Frederick Peitzman.  The house that they visited was the house in which Casper Heinrick Peitzman lived. It still stands today in Rhodinghausen, Germany.  It had been handed down through various female family members with the name of Klussman and Walker living there today.

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Far Side of Fifty said...

The there are some organized people that are not willing to lose any of their heritage! :)

Bob Scotney said...

Great details of family background.

Titania said...

Hi Larry, I always like to look through your posts, as you always have a lot of information as well as beautiful pictures. It is great that your family has a "book" records of happenings in the family. Certainly People today have a freer attitude when the camera clicks! It makes one a little sad to look at long gone family members and thinking about their life. Hopefully it was mostly good.
Wishing you the very best of 2011. Trudi.

Karen said...

This is so interesting. How amazing to find the house in Germany still in the family for so long! Happy New Year.

Southwest Arkie said...

Beautiful pictures- you are so lucky to have them! How exciting to find the house in Germany- I think that would make my year if I ever came across a find like that. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kristin said...

This is such a great photograph. and to find the house standing and still in the family. I can't find that even back one generation. all branches move and then move again.

Karen S. said...

These photos and the poem and writings are just simple stunning! Thanks!