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I know some folks on genealogy lists only want to see names, dates, and
places. if you are that type of genealogist, punch your delete key now,
because I can't believe you are a true genealogist if that is all the
information you want. This story or poem was sent to me by another very good
The Story Tellers.....
We are the chosen. My feelings are in each family
there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live
again, to tell the family story and to feel that
somehow they know and approve. To me, doing
genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but,
instead, breathing life into all who have gone
We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have
one. We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell
our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow
How many graves have I stood before now and
cried? I have lost count. How many times have I
told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you
would be proud of us?
How many times have I walked up to a grave and
felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to
who am I and why do I do the things I do? It goes
to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to
weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh
of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able
to accomplish. How they contributed to what we
are today. It goes to respecting their hardships
and losses, their never giving in or giving up,
their resoluteness to go on and build a life for
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and
keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense
understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are. That we might
remember them. So we do. With love and caring
and scribing each fact of their existence, because
we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called,
I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one
called in the next generation to answer the call
and take their place in the long line of family
That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that
is what calls those young and old to step up and
put flesh on the bones.
( Unknown Author )
My grandfather b. in Oh. 1866 was the son of Henry Longman 1842 and Sarah E..
Landis 1844-1883. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Lantis. I am
searching for the parents of Samuel and Mary. Thanks to anyone and maybe
this will fit someone out there. Oh yes, my grandfather was Albertus (Burt)
Longman and he was on the Dayton Police Force. The Landis you mentioned was
also in law inforcement. Hazel
Lillie Landis m. John Thomas Hearn and lived in Monticello, Jones Co., IA. She was born 12-24-1856 in Colesburg, Delaware Co., IA. Her father was Jacob Landis b. PA and mother was (possibly) ? Bragg. We don't have any dates concerning her parents. If you can help, thanks in advance!
Looking for BUD Landis from Missouri. His son is a neighbor, and was NOT
raised by Bud. In fact he has lost all family contact since his childhood.
The current BUDD Landis grew up in OHIO, (Montgomery county), and moved to
California, His UNCLE was apparently a Head of the Texas Corrections
department in the 1880s. (in charge of Prisons), and a former Texas Ranger.
Anyone recognize any of these scanty details?
By the way, This Budd is married into the Sullenberger (Sollenbarger) Family
of Montgomery County, which I am also related too. So any information there
would be welcome.
Jeffery G. Scism, IBSSG, Flockmaster
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I am researching a George W. Landis born March 5, 1880 to Abraham Landis and Edith Butts Landis. I understand from my father that he moved to Missouri. From what I can tell he was in Ohio in 1900 and gone by 1910. Do you think this is the one? I'd love to hear from you. Thanks.
Hi Gina,How are you ? Since you know where Mr Landis ( iss ) is bu, have you contacted any funeral homes that may have handled the funeral ? The funeral homes usually have information on the individual's parents plus more. If you email me at gobluestreaker(a)webtv.net maybe I can sugget other sources. Have you tried the SSDI ? If you know the cemetery, depending on the type of records they maintain, they may be able to help as well. The local Library, in the town where he died or was buried may have an obituary in the library's microfiche files--copies are very inexpensive; 15-25 cents a copy. The library also has copies of the census if you know the county or town of birth. Don't forget the local courthouse. Take care, and good luck, Gina. Robert.
It has been about 50 years since a Landis/Landes reunion was held in Perkasie
Park. There is no reunion which includes the same broad invitation as the
old Landis/Landes reunions which were held at various places but ended more
than 40 years ago. There is a Landis reunion in Lancaster Co. in Neffsville,
but it is mostly attended by the Lancaster Co. families.
Do anyone have more information on this Landis family ,especially Abraham
born about 1785 ??? Stanford L.Landis
3. [?] John Landes, b. c 1718. d. c 1779, Bedminster
County, Pennsylvania. He was taxed at Bedminster Township in 1778 next
Abraham Landis (his brother or cousin) . There was another John Landes
there in 1778 away from him. In 1779 his estate was taxed at Bedminster
next to Abraham Landis (probably his brother) owning no land. He arrived
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the ship "Jeneffer" on 5 Nov 1764 from
31. [?] Jacob Landis, b. c 1747. He was fined at Bedminister Township,
Bucks County in 1775/1776 for refusal to bear arms in the war. He may
the Jacob Landis, age 16 or over who arrived in Pennsylvania from Germany
John Landis in 1764.
32. [?] Henry Landis, b. c 1752. He was fined at Bedminister Township
1775/1776 for refusal to bear arms in the war.
33. [?] John Landis, b. c 1755. d. 1819, Rockhill Township, Bucks
He wrote his will on 14 Nov 1818 and it was proved on 2 Oct 1819. He
wife Elizabeth in his will. He was taxed at Bedminster Township, Bucks
in 1778. He was taxed at Rockhill Township in 1779 on no land. He was
Rockhill Township on 29 May 1782 when he bought 15 acres next to Isaac
from Jacob Shermer of Germantown. in 1784 he was taxed there on 112
acres. He was taxed at Rockhill in 1786 and then in 1798 on 188 acres.
He was fined as
John Landis in 1783/1786 at Bucks County.
331. Abraham Landis, b. c 1785
332. Jacob Landis, b. c 1790. ?died intestate 1821. at Rockhill Twp.
333. Susanna Landis, b. c 1792. md Henry Diersten.
334. Catherina Landis, b. c 1797, single in 1818.
335. Samuel Landis, b. 7 Jan 1801. His father wrote that he would be age
21 on 7 Jan 1822.
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Just a note to let everyone know that a new set of updates to my Web site
for my Landiss, Landers, Landis, Landes, Jewsbury, Lenhardt, Olson and
Olsen ancestors -- over 4300 individuals, easily searched -- has been
Dan Landiss <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
St. Louis, MO <http://www.landiss.com>
Sorry it took so long to respond. Here is a brief outline of my Landis root.
John immigrated to America in 1717 to join his brothers Rev. Benjamin and
Felix Landis. In 1828 Martin and Magdelena Landis and three sons first moved
to New York from PA and then to Waterloo Michigan in 1836 where they both
died in 1839. I have a fairly complete record of the descendents of Martin
John Landis (b: 1690 d: 1748 PA)& Ann Musselman (b: 1695)
Martin Landis (b: 1730 PA d: 1799)& Hannan Zeigler (b: 1740 PA)
Martin Landis (b: 1770 d: 1839 MI)& Magdelena Shanley
Martin Landis (Lantis) (b: 1802 PA)& Catherine Yoder
Nathan Landis (b: 1831 NY)& Odelia Landis
(b: 1839 PA)
Edwin Landis (b: 1876 MI) & Minnie
Bell Knight (b: MI)
Eric W. Scarlett
Looking for Uncle Samuel Ephraim REISINGER, born Sept. 19, 1915, Saville Twp., Perry Co., Pa, son of Zur U. REISINGER & Ada Elizabeth BURRIS. Ephraim appred on the 1920 Pa. Census, living with his mother at the residence of her identical twin sister & her husband, Mary Madgelene BURRIS & Boyd Clinton LANDIS, in the East Salem, Juniata Co., Pa., area. We just recently found out that Ephraim was taken to Boyd's sister & husband, Maybelle LANDIS & George WATTS home & a "doctor" came & picked him up, taking him to the northern PA/NY border area. We are not sure if he was adopted, but according to our sources, they said they had heard he was adopted by the doctor. Ephraim would have been 4/5/6 years of age, depending on the time of the census. If you know any information that can help us find our uncle, please e-mail me. Thank you, Mary