The ice was…heavy, many branches…swept the ground in despair. Others broke underneath the tremendous weight… I look at these trees like people. …Some take [hardship] in stride, bear up, and continue to grow… Others fracture… When I found out the truth about my family…I prayed I wouldn’t shatter into a thousand pieces.
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On this day, 5 December 1876, James Christian Ardinger, my 3rd great-grandfather, passed away.
Born on 16 November 1839, in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, James Christian Ardinger was the son of Charles Godfrey Ardinger and Jane Shook. He joined older brother, John William Ardinger, who was born two years earlier on 13 December 1837.
On this day, 2 December 1868, Johan Georg Herwig, my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather, passed away.
Born on 17 May 1812, in Hesse-Kassel, Germany, nothing is known of Johan Georg Herwig’s childhood, including his parentage.
On this day, 22 November 1896, Rumsey Shuler Watts died. He was my 4th great-grandfather.
Rumsey Shuler Watts was born on 15 December 1810, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky to parents Charles Watts and Rebecca Boone. He joined older brothers Jesse Boggess Watts, born 6 February 1807, and John Boone Watts, born 15 November 1808. Brother Vincent Watts was born and died four years prior in 1806.