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About KTC

I am researching the Ardinger, Bush, Caimi, Cole, Culatina, Harwick, Kenney, Marriner, Noel, Spangler, Stark, Stott, Taylor, Thomas, Watts, and Williams families specifically (with many other families intertwined). These families primarily are located in and around Washington and Frederick Counties, Maryland; Cole, Miller, and Moniteau Counties, Missouri; Ocean, Monmouth, and Mercer Counties, New Jersey; Adams, Clearfield, Centre, Jefferson, and Indiana Counties, Pennsylvania; Botetourt County, Virginia; and Berkeley and Kanawha Counties, West Virginia.

Hannah (Dilatush) Layton

On this day, 17 June 1874, Hannah (Dilatush) Layton passed away. She was my 4th great-grandmother.

Born in 1810 on Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, Hannah Dilatush was the daughter of  Jacob Dilatush and Esther “Hester” Cox, who had married in 1807. Hannah was the second known child of the couple. Their first child, Henry Dilatush, was born in 1808 and died that same year.

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Peter Erb

A sketch of Bern, Switzerland soon after the time of Peter Erb’s residence, 1757

On this day, 24 May 1801, Peter Erb passed away. He was my 8th great-grandfather.

In February 1712, Peter Erb was born in Bern, Switzerland to parents Hans Erb and Barbara Moser.

Peter Erb joined the following known siblings: Nicholas (born 1703), Barbara (born 1704), and Anna (born 1707). The final known sibling, Ulrich, was welcomed to the family in 1715. Nothing more is known of Peter Erb’s childhood.

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Roerich Wäschenbach

Alter Flecken (Old Market), Freudenberg

On this day, 21 May 1743, Roerich Wäschenbach, my 8th great-grandfather, passed away.

Roerich Wäschenbach (also recorded as Waschenbach, Weschenbach, and Waeschenbach) was born in late March 1675, in Freudenberg, Prussia (now part of Germany). His parents were Heinrich Waeschenbach and Maria Halm.

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Ebles I de Roucy

My genealogical researches have uncovered dozens of devout ancestors. This is the fifth installment of a series of posts titled “Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful”, documenting the lives of those who served God.

In the previous post of this series, I focused on family members who served either as Abbott of Aberbethy or Abbott of Dunkeld. Now, I will discuss the life of Ebles I de Roucy, my 30th great-grandfather, who died on this day, 11 May 1033.


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La Tour de France

In life’s travels, we often take side trips. Some side trips prove to be integral aspects of our life’s journey, as in higher education, career choices, marriage, or having children. Others prove to be enlightening and exciting diversions.

In this series, Passport to the World, I will help tell my own life story by revisiting the side trips I have made. The first stop is France.

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