Sunday, June 28, 2015

Today in My Family History: Week 26


Monday, June 22, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~My 2nd Cousin, 1x Removed-- a "Living Jeckering"- 54 Years Old


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday to: 

~My Wonderful Husband-- a "Living Smith"--30 Years Old

~My 1st Cousin, 1x Removed- a "Living Finke"- 6 Years Old


Happy Anniversary to:

~My 1st Cousin, 1x Removed and his Wife- 
Married June 24, 1989- 26 Years! 


Thursday, June 25, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Lawrence John Brinkman (1890-1970)- 80 years old
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed.
He was BORN on June 25, 1890.
He would have been 125!

~Celeste Elizabeth Karch (1916-1994)- 78 years old
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed.
She was BORN on June 25, 1916.
She would have been 99.


Friday, June 26, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Susanna Pierson (1687-1765)- 78 years old
My 9th Great Grandmother
She was BORN on June 26, 1687.
She would have been 328!!!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday to: 

~My 1st Cousin-- a "Living Brocklehurst"-- 25 Years Old


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Leonard Raab (1911-1913)- 2 years old
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed.
He DIED on June 27, 1913.
He would have been 104!



Sunday, June 28, 2015


Happy Anniversary to:

~My 1st Cousin, 1x Removed and her husband-- 40 Years!
They were married June 28, 1975 in Ohio.


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Aloysius Henry Trick (1925-2009)- 84 years old
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed.
He was BORN on June 28, 1925.
He would have been 90.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Today in My Family History- Week 25


Monday, June 15, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Harry John Brinkman (1889-1977)-88 Years Old
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
He DIED on June 15, 1977.
He would have been 126!

~ Leonard Raab (1911-1913)- 2 Years old
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed.
He was BORN on June 15, 1911.
He would have been 104!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Norma M. Brinkman (1916-1984)- 68 Years Old
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed.
She was BORN on June 17, 1916.
She would have been 99.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Edmund Louis Trick (1915-1962)- 47 Years Old
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed
He was BORN on June 18, 1915.
He would have been 100!

~Joseph Mendenhall (1819-1882)- 62 Years Old
My 4th Great Grand Uncle
He DIED on June 18, 1882. 
He would have been 196!


Friday, June 19, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~ My 1st Cousin- a "Living Mendenhall"- 47 Years Old

~My 1st Cousin- a "Living McSpadden"- 42 Years Old


Happy Anniversary to:

~John F. Jeckering & Catherine Feldman
My 2nd Great Grand Uncle & Aunt
They were married on June 19, 1883 in Dayton, Ohio.



In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Freda Lucille Shell (1910-1993)- 83 Years Old.
My Great Grand Aunt.
She was BORN on June 19, 1910.
She would have been 105!

~Emma Louise Burkhardt (1922-2006)- 84 Years Old
The Wife of my 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed.
She DIED on June 19, 2006.
She would have been 93.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Robert Joseph Brinkman (1920-2005)- 85 Years Old
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed
He DIED on June 20, 2005. 
He would have been 95.



Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Today in My Family History: Week 24


I already posted Monday, June 8-- so We'll start with Tuesday.


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Dorothy Jean Hendricks (1926-2010)--84
My grandmother
She was BORN on June 09, 1926.
She would be 89 years old.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Bernhard Jeckering (1719-?) 
My 6th Great Grand Uncle
He was a twin, born June 10, 1917.
He would be 296 years old!!


~Johann Jeckering (1719-1727)--8
My 6th Great Grand Uncle
He was a twin, born June 10, 1917.
He would be 296 years old!!


Thursday, June 11, 2015- June 13, 2015

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Anniversary to:

~My Aunt and Uncle-- Married June 14, 1963



~Marie Margaret Brinkman (1887-1936) & Samuel Anthony Trick (1889-1958)
They married June 14, 1911 in Dayton, Ohio. 


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks- Round 2- Week 1- Cyrus Barton Mendenhall (1830-1921)


Happy Weekend Everyone!

So, I finished my year of ancestors last month and I was actually a little sad because it was such a fun project to take on! So, I decided to go 'round 2'! 

This weeks Ancestor: Cyrus Barton Mendenhall



Cyrus Barton Mendenhall was born on July 28, 1830 in Frazeysburg, Ohio to Thomas Griswold Mendenhall (1797-1878) & Elizabeth Susan Hollenbeck (1791-1879). 

Cyrus married twice: first, to Emeline Dean (1839-1879) on Apr 18 1859 in Nevada, Iowa and then married second to Susan A. Cooley (1844-1927) Sep 22, 1881 in Albany County, Wyoming. With Emeline, he had 8 children:

1. Ida E. (1860-1952)
2. Harriet Martha (1861-1955)
3. Conway Benson (1864-1956)
4. James R. (1866-1952)
5. Alfred V. (1868-1897)
6. Charles P. (1875-1930)
7. Inez Elizabeth (1876-1968)
8. Unknown (1879-1879)

Residence (s) & Occupation(s):

1850 (age 20): Samonauk, Dekalb, Illinois
1860 (age 29): Eden, Marshall, Iowa
                              Farmer
1880 (age 49): Laramie, Albany, Wyoming 
                              Stock Grower
1900 (age 69): Hunters Hot Springs, Park, Montana
                              Farmer
1910 (age 79): Park County, Montana
                             Farmer
1920 (89): Livingston, Park, Montana
                      No Occupation


In 2011, Cyrus was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame!

Here is the biography "they" have on their website: Here

~~~Cyrus Mendenhall made a fortune in the cattle business in Montana, then lost most of it in the infamous winter of 1886-87. Born in Ohio in 1830, Mendenhall grew up in Indiana and Illinois and moved to Iowa in 1851 where he farmed. His first trip to Montana came in 1866 when he drove a wagon pulled by oxen to Virginia City at the peak of the Montana gold rush. Milton Lutz, captain of the wagon trail, led 52 wagons up the Bozeman trail across Wyoming and Montana. Despite some trouble with Indians, they arrived in Virginia City on August 4, 1866. Mendenhall stayed only a month and then returned to Iowa where he continued to farm, in 1872, he once again traveled to Montana, this time via Corinne, Utah. This time he stayed in Helena about three months, then returned to Iowa and moved his family to Utah and then bakc to Weld County in north central Colorado. In Colorado, he raised livestock for a couple of years then became a cattle dealer. In 1878, he gathered his family and belongings and once again headed for Montana. His wife died at Fort Laramie, leaving Mendenhall with seven children to raise. It appears that he returned to Colorado. He remained in 1881. In May 1882,l he once set out for Montana in a wagon train. He and his family arrived in Springdale, Montana on August 2, 1882. 

According to his daughter, Inez Jarrett, who was six years old in 1882, "We settled on a ranch just east of Springdale, where the cowboys all pitched in and built a five bedroom log house in record time." In addition to the ranch near Springdale, Mendenhall also established a ranch near Fallon, more than 200 miles east, but also in the Yellowstone valley. In those open range days, he ran from Wilsall all the way to Fallon. According to Mrs. Jarrett, "Branding started in the spring near Wilsall and progressed east...In the fall, the roundup would start at the other end and come this way." At one time Mendenhall owned some 20,000 head of cattle.

In 1885, Mendenhall purchased Hunter's Hot Springs, a small resort near Springdale. He continued to operate the rance and run cattle until losing 16,000 head in the winter of 1886-87. In 1887, he sold the remainder of his stock and concentrated on operating the resort, "which he improved there establishing a sanitarium and pleasure resort that attained great popularity under his management".

In 1894, he sold Hunter's Hot Springs and repurchased his ranch near Springdale, where he ran sheep. Mrs. Jarrett said, "Pa took a ditch out of the Yellowstone (river) and later planted alfalfa. Many other people followed suit."

Sources: Pioneer Memories. Pioneer Society of Sweet Grass County, Montana 1960 Progressive Men of the State of Montana circa 1903 (University of Montana online edition)~~~~


Cyrus died on November 11, 1921 in Livingston, Park, Montana. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Livingston.

Here is his obituary, dated 13 Nov 1921:

Pioneers Life is Historical



C.B. Mendenhall identified with history of state and community; funeral serves today--



Funeral services for Cyrus B. Mendenhall, Park county pioneer who died Friday night, will be held from the Mendenhall residence, 424 South Third Street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. Clarence Kopp pastor of St. Andrew's Episopal church Livingston, assisted by the Rev. C.P. Burkett of Big Timber, will officiate. W.B. White is the undertaker in charge of the services.

Mr. Mendenhall was born in Ohio in 1830 and was educated in the schools of Illinois and Indiana. In 1851 he became a resident of Iowa, where he engaged in stock growing. In 1866, he made a trip across the prairies with a stock of merchandise to Montana, the trip being made with ox-teams.

There were 52 teams and 170 men in the party; several times on the journey the party was attacked by Indians, one member of the pioneer expedition being killed.

Mendenhall arrived at Virginia City, Mont., in August 1866. Shortly afterward he returned to Iowa. where he resumed stock raising. He returned to Montana in 1872, remaining only short time before going again to Iowa. In the later part of the year 1872 the pioneer brought his family from Iowa to Utah and thence to Colorado, where he resided until 1881, when he returned to Montana. 

In 1885 Mr. Mendenhall purchased Hunters Hot Springs, where he made his home for 13 years. After selling the springs, he purchased about 700 acres of land near Springdale, where he farmed for a great many years.

Several years later Mr. Mendenhall and Miss Susan A. Cooley of Pennsylvania were united in Marriage.

The deceased is survived by his wife and six children. His surviging children are Charles and Con, residences of Salmon, Idaho; Mrs. Bessie Jarrett of Big Timber; Mrs Hattie Blevins of North Park, Colorado; Mrs Ida Benbow of COlumbus and James a resident of Abarokee, Montana.

Mr. Mendenhall was the owner of several antiques. One is a land grant signed by John Quincy Adams; and other is a commission as captain to his father made out by Governor Trumball of Ohio and dated 1829. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Today in My Family History- June 08


Monday, June 08, 2015

Happy Anniversary to:

~John Wesley Henderson and Malinda Jane Small
My 3rd Great Grandparents
They married on Jun 08, 1862 in Tipton County, Indiana.




A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~My 2nd cousin-- a "Living Jeckering"--22 years old



In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Jean Marie Jeckering Robertson (1948-1996)--47 years old
My Aunt
She died on June 08, 1996 of colon cancer.
She would have been 67 years old.




~Carl Herman Heider (1894-1980)-- 86 years old
He was my 1st cousin, 3x removed.
He DIED on June 08, 1980.
He would have been 121!


~Margaretha Jeckering (1777-1838)-- 60 years old
She was my 6th great aunt.
She was BORN on June 08, 1777.
She would have been 238!!


~Aaron Mendenhall (1828-1894)-- 65 years old
He was my 4th great grandfather
He DIED on June 08, 1894.
He would have been 187!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Today In My Family History- Week 23


Monday, June 01, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Aaron Mendenhall (1828-1894)--65 years old
My 4th Great Grandfather
He was BORN on June 01, 1828.
He would have been 187!


Happy Anniversary to:

~My Mom and Step-Dad-- 
Married on June 01, 2002 in Dewey, Arizona. 


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Ethel Beatrice Alcock (1909-1982)- 73 years old
My 2nd great aunt
She DIED on June 02, 1982.
She would have been 106!

~Francis Jerome Trick (1929-2005)--75 years old
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed
He DIED on June 02, 2005.
He would have been 86.

~Sarah Pearson (1795-1866)--70 years old
My 5th Great Grandmother
She was BORN on June 02, 1795.
She would have been 220!!


Wednesday, June 03, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Harriett Olive "Hester" Watson (1856-1915)--58 years old
My 2nd Great Grandmother
She DIED on June 03, 1915. 
She would have been 159!

~John Park Munn (1841-1908)--66 years old
My 3rd Great Grandfather.
He DIED on June 03, 1908. 
He would have been 174!

~John Mendenhall Jr. (1688-1765)--76 years old
My 9th Great Grandfather
He was BORN on June 03, 1688.
He would have been 327!!!



Thursday, June 04, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~My 2nd Cousin, 1x Removed- a "Living Jeckering" --52 years old


Friday, June 05, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~My Nephew-- a "Living Herrin"-- 8 Years old


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Deidamia Hill (1775-1838) --63 years old
My 6th Great Grandmother
She DIED on June 05, 1838.
She would have been 240!!



Saturday, June 06, 2015


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Sunday, June 07, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Stephania Ellert (1878-1913)-- 35 Years old
My 2nd Great Grandmother
She DIED on June 07, 1913.
She would have been 137!


~Victoria Elizabeth Heider (1897-1992)-- 94 years old
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed.
She DIED on June 07, 1992. 
She would have been 118!

~Jane Thornbrugh (1737-1796)-- 59 years old
My 7th Great Grandmother
She DIED on June 07, 1796. 
She would have been 278!!

Today in My Family History-- Week 22 (late)


Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Anniversary to:

~William Martin Kime & Cynthia Ann Bell
My 3rd Great Grandparents
Married on 25 May 1847


~Lawrence John Brinkman & Elizabeth Johanna Rose
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed and his Wife
Married on 25 May 1916 in Dayton, Ohio at the Holy Rosary Church.


A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~My Aunt-- a "Living Mendenhall"--


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NONE


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~William Edward Thornton (1852-1907)-- 54 years old
My 3rd Great Grandfather
He DIED on May 27, 1907.
He would have been 163!


~Irene Jeckering (1913-1914)-- 7 months old
My 2nd Great-aunt
She was BORN on May 27, 1913.
She would have been 102!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~John Henry Henderson (1871-1949)-- 77 years old
My 2nd Great Grandfather
He was BORN on May 28, 1871.
He would have been 144!


~George Victor Heider (1903-1938)-- 34 years old
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
He DIED on May 28, 1938.
He would have been 112!


Friday, May 29, 2015

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Harry Brinkman (1925-1926)-- 11 months old
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed
He was BORN on May 30, 1925.
He would have been 90.


~Eliza Mendenhall (1823-1868)---age 45
My 5th Great aunt
She DIED on May 30, 1868.
She would have been 192!




Sunday, May 31, 2015

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