St. John's Episcopal Church, completed 1773,
Townsville, Vance Co, NC
Statue of Liberty- vintage postcard
Reverse of Statue of Liberty postcard
St. Mary (Denton) and St. John the Baptist (Low Dinsdale). William Hartley and dau, Eleanor, bapt 1821 and 1845 resp. at St. Mary's
Cockfield, between Bishop Aukland and Barnard Castle. Location of Summerhouse circled
Hiking along the creek in the Big Woods, 1954, wide
Pont du Mont Blanc (Mount Blanc Bridge), and Isle du Rousseau
Reverse of vintage postcard, Pont du Mont Blanc
The bridge is open to bicycles and pedestrians
Earth Day, 1974: bicycles and pedestrians on bridge
A car tries to drive over the bridge and is mobbed
I feel a headache coming on. Indian uses the atlatl to propel a spear
Inside Russell Cave, Jackson Co., AL
Genealogy of Matthew Russell by Walter A. Russell
First Generation Russell siblings, offspring of Thomas Russell and his two wives.
The Russell siblings: Thomas, Robert, Fredrick, and Emma. Syracuse, NY, 29 Aug 1920. "Looking Pleasant"
Snoddy's Mill, Fountain Co., Indiana
Passengers, SS City of Rome, arr 20 May 1887 at NY. William Russell, wife, and 6 children.
Jacob Imfang, Prussian solder
Martha celebrates the 90th birthday of her father, Jacob Imfang
Eckley Miner's Village, Hazelton, PA. Coal tipple (B&W). Click your browser's "back key" to return to blog.
Evidence of coal mining era on Youghiogheny Rail Trail
Coal miners at Connellsville Mine, PA
Robert McCallum Russell family plot, Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co, PA
Thomas Russell's second wife and their son
Russell Siblings: Alma Emma Russell seated between Thomas and unidentified brother, ca. 1885
Russell Brothers. Sitting: Thomas, unidentified Russell called "David", and Robert. Rear: James F. and John G., ca. 1885
Cambria Co Hist Soc, PA: Medical records from former Cresson TB Sanitarium
"Out in the field", Syracuse, NY: Unident, Thomas W. and Robert Russell, Alexander Forsyth
Kiosk with church bell marks the site of the former St. John's Lutheran Church in Houtzale, PA
Pedigree Ornament No. 8: Karl Streich
Pedigree Ornament No. 7, Margaret Austel
Prayer card, Josef Zundt. Kaplan in Bruggen, Appenzell, Gonten (1880-1920)
Identified on reverse as Emily Russell and Janet Russell
Close-up of Emily's Brooch next to portrait Otto Strike. Is it Otto?
Mary M. (Gailliot) Kramp and Martina Rink at Martina's flat in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Ornament No. 6: Brass bookend in shape of Indian, created by maternal grandfather, a pattern maker.
Pattern Makers in front of Nation's Captial, DC. Charles Gailliot is balding man, 4th from right, back row. Orig: 3.25 x 5 in.
Pedigree Ornament No. 5A, Adopted Paternal G'mother, Martha Strike
Merle Kramp holds the Family Bible (no genealogical data), in Aberdeen, MD, 2001
Harry J. Gailliot and family at George Washington's Tomb, Mt. Vernon, VA. circa 1923
Vintage postcard: George Washington's tomb, Mt. Vernon, VA
Bob Kramp at George Washington's Tomb, Mt. Vernon, VA, 2008. Compare to Mother's 1923 picture
Washington's tomb at Mt Vernon. Coloring by Grandchildren
Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon, colored by Grandchildren
Burl Ives sang a version of Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer, Originally made famous by Gene Autry
Ornament No. 5. Emily' eyeglasses
Weseler Advent Calender, gift from Rudolf and Ria, 2008
What's behind the doors of Weseler Adventskalender
We pay Summer visit to Robert William "Pop" Kramp
Mr. Shunkwiler bought Pop Kramp's house in 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt, mature (left) and in wheel chair (right)
Helen Keller's burial inscription is in Braille, Washington Cathedral, DC
Ornament No. 4: Otto Strike was ice plant operator at Cresson Sanitarium, PA
Cresson T.B. Sanitarium, PA, scanned at Bill Albright's
Vintage Postcards of Cresson T.B. Sanitarium, now a state prison
Pedigree Ornament No. 3, My mother at her Singer sewing machine
Bev sings to her Doll. Both are wearing dresses hand-made by Mom.
Pedigree Ornament No. 2: Dad plays the guitar and whistles a tune
Grandma Margaret (Austel) Gailliot and 7 of her grandchildren, Xmas 1953
Grandma Margaret (Austel) Gailliot and 9 of her grandchildren. One more grandchild came later.
Collage of Photo Xmas cards
Pedigree Ornament No. 1: Bob, Beverly, and Russell and their Mother
Darlene Delfosse of Bern, NC. Her husband was from Smoke Run, PA
Delfosse Plot at IOOF cem, Brisbin, Clearfield Co, PA
Three branches of Hohnke Family Line lead from siblings: Julius, Henrietta, and Wilhelmine
Probably Julius Hohnke and Matilda "Tillie" Sunberg; Found in attic of Hohnke-Webster house, Philipsburg, PA
Collage of Henrietta Striech-Wagner, nee. Hohnke and Charles M. Wagner for blog entry
Wilhelmina Hohnke Sheski-Schrock, nee Hohnke
Zoom in: Passenger No. 70 Amalie Streich, age 18; and No. 69 Pauline "Honke, age 25.
Election Results for Robert Russell, School Dir, 1900
Campaign card for Frank F. Kramp, County Commissioner, 1927
Clellan Forythe Campaign brochure
Arlington Cemetery, Upper Darby, near Philadelphia, PA
Toppitzer Funeral Home, Arlington Cem, Drexel Hill, PA
Mount Vernon, VA. Plantation of George Washington
Einstein Statue, Washington, DC, Sep 2008
Thomas Jefferson inside rotunda, Washington, DC
Postion of planets and stars on dedication date of Einstein Memorial
Inside rotunda of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Wash, DC
Rosa (Frederick) Austel and her niece, Helen Frederick
Japenese Lantern monument, Tidal Basin, Wash, DC, 2008
Japanese Cherry Trees and Memorial
Mary, GlenDora, and Helen, circa 1947. Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin, DC, ca. 1947
Gailliot couple and grandchildren at Cherry Blossom Festival, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
Mrs. Margaret Austel Gailliot at Great Falls, VA, ca. 1917
Inurnment of Bud Collins' ashes at Arlington National Cemetery, 8 Aug 2008
Eddie Gailliot in Navy Recruitment Poster. First use of a photo in such posters. Painted objects used previously, such as "Rosey the Rivoter"
Fixed with "Auto Smart Fix"
Eddie Gailliot compares Hindeberg airship to Goodyear Blimp
Eddie Gailliot stands by a model he built of the house he grew up in. His father built the real thing from a Sears kit, cost $2491.
Museum inside the restored Herndon Rail Station along the Washington and O.D. Rail-Trail, Virginia
Plaque on bench donated to the Washington and Old Dominion Rail-Trail, nor Virginia
Grandma's flower garden. Rosa Poeschl died of cancer at her step daughter's home near Alexandria, VA, 1953
Blackeyed Susan, Mom's garden
Lily's in Bob's garden, Monroe, NC
Family History books in Bob Kramp's library
Sculpture and souvenir dish
One of the few items brought to America from the old world
"Freda" cup. Small cup was brought to America by the Austel Family. It belonged to Frieda.
Mom's porcelin plate, Apples, plums, and cherries- detailed CU- landscape vu
A pair of Mom's porcelin plates
Mom's porcelin painting
Maria, nee. Austel, and Heinrich Schlumpf and their children, Fritz and Theresa
Ida (Austel) and Fedilius Rink on right; couple on left unidentified. Handwritten on reverse: "Rulshssorh auf dem Weg Z. Noanlichen, 28 Jul 1935
Ida (Austel) Rink falls in snow. On reverse: Erst ich mach her alle andern warum haben sie gelacht".
Austel Family, first generation, including Marie's mother, Margarethe, ca. 1888, Jacque Studer Studio, Weinfelden, Canton Thurgau, Switzerland.
Austel siblings, L>R: Rosa, Frank, Margaret (aka. Gretl, my grandmother)
Joseph Austel and family on front porch, Stokes Ave, Braddock, PA
Somewhere between Kitchener and Guelph, Ontario, CAN. Scroll down on right
A friendly state
Battery operated Locomotive for hauling anthracite Coal, at PA rest stop, I-81.
Who would have thought to design a towel like a Kilt? A hot blooded Scotsman of course
Galt auto show, Presbyterian church spire in background, Ontario, CAN
Oldsmobile hood ornament
1962 Plymouth Fury, interior. Seat belts were later addition.
1953 Oldsmobile fiesta convertible dashboard, right side; Original graphic painted and signed by Cliff McKillop
1953 Olds fiesta, left side of dashboard including steering wheel, painted by Cliff McKillop
Kitchener, Ontario, showing tags for Comfort Inn, Joseph Schneider House, and Public Library and Grace Schmidt Genealogy-History Room. Sort of an East (bottom) to West (top) perspective.
Historical markers (in English, French, and German) at entrance to courthouse, Kitchener, Ontario.
Park in Kitchener, Ontario, settled by German immigrants and Mennonites
Kitchner, Ontario. Settled by Germans
Joseph Schnieder Haus, Kitchener, Ontario, external view
Young man drys & shelves dishes. He was liberal Mennonite
Joseph Schneider Haus, Computer Room. Just kidding.
Herr Kramp takes a piece of Edelberry pie- the whole thing.
Grace Schmidt Room (Genealogy and History) on second floor of Kitchener Public Library, Queen St.
Mount View Cem on Blenheim Rd, Cambridge, formerly Galt, Ontario, CAN
John "Jack" Russell Dawson, 1886-1950, and Jessie C. Trusler, 1898-(blank)
Wilfred Watson, 1914-1976, was pall bearer at Jack Dawson's 1950 funeral.
Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge (Galt), Ontario
Former home of Thomas Dawson and Hanna, nee. Mather, Barnesboro, PA
Elias Williams and Elizabeth J.R. Dawson had 10 children; 7 of whom survived to adulthood
Winnie Williams and her uncle John "Jack" Dawson. Jack was a talented piano player.
Russell Siblings: Alma Emma Russell seated between Thomas and David, ca. 1892
Thomas Parkinson and Janet Russell, d/o Thomas Russell, had 11 children
Crimping iron used to pleat blouses. National Czech and Slovak museum, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cabbage cutter for making sauerkraut
Vintage postcard collection: TB sanatorium at Cresson, Cambria Co, PA
Antique Polish Doll
Czech Museum at Cedar Rapids, IA
These tracht (Kroje in Czech; folk dress) are typical of Bohemians who lived in mountainous western region
Museum contains much history and culture of the former Czechoslovakia country
Celebrities born in Czechoslovakia
Czech-Slovak Museum flooded by Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, IA, Jun 2008
Age at Death pedigree for Bob showing in yellow those s who died at less than 55 years of age- for my blog "About Age"
Russell Theator newspaper advertisement
Mrs. Anna Russell, nee. Mathews
Looking up into the giant Water Oaks and Spanish Moss at Dolphin Head Point, Hilton Head, SC, Jun 08
Family Group Sheet for George Masch and his two wifes. Daughter's spouses: Tuschling, Kramp
Otto Strike and Bertha Wagner; similar life experiences
1900 Census Wagner Farm; Transcribed
Blue K= Kramp family; red T= Tuschling. Life events in Kries Stolp, Pommern (Pomerania).
Unique surnames of my pedigree in books for sale at Amazon.
Julius Hohnke tombstone at Allport Cemetery, Clearfield County, PA. Pomeranian names ending in "ke".
Hanna Kramp, nee. Masch, died in 1891; Johann Kramp in 1907; both buried at IOOF cem, Brisbin, PA
"The greatest Italian names end in "O". Joe Paterno. Ethnic Italians in my family.
Strike Reunion 1989; Mike Scord sits on stool-the last of his generation
Fred Scord, father of Michael Scord, and Robert Kramp, my father. 1954
York Co. Heritage Rail Trail, near New Freedom, PA
Is this an old maker on the Mason Dixon Line? Lord Baltimore's seal on south side, and Wm Penn's Seal on the reverse, north side
Ferns along Heritage Rail Trail, York Co., PA
Honey suckle bush, Heritage Rail Trail, PA
Black snake slithers across Heritage Rail Trail, PA
"You've invaded my territory" he chatters; Heritage Rail Trail, PA
WW II Memorial, Washington, DC; the Pacific Theator
Find info on your family's military men at WW II Memorial, Washington, DC
WW I Memorial, on the Mall, Washington, DC
Henry Gailliot, Franceska, and their son, Charles, at Bartholdi Fountain, DC, ca. 1918
Bob Kramp, great grandson of Henry Gailliot, at the Bertholdi Fountain, 2008
Bertholdi Fountain, behind National Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC
Peoni blooms in garden surrounding Bertholdi Fountain, Washington, DC, May, 2008
Colorful scene at Fletcher's Boat House on Chesapeake and Ohio canal towpath, 2008
Riding a specially-made tricycle made by Englishman, Bob Jackson (not the rider)
"Up in the Misty Higlands, out by the Purple Islands ..."
Mom and her Mother's Day roses
Shrine to the Immaculate Conception
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Patroness of Immigrants
Franceska and Henry Gailliot, of Alexandria, and Mrs. Rosa (Frederick) Austel, of Pittsburgh, ca 1918
Bob at replica of Lourdes Grotto, Franciscan Monastery, Wash DC, abt 2005
Walk for the (Cancer) Cure. Union Co., NC, May 2008.
Mayor Bob Kilgore, Monroe, NC, at Walk for the (cancer) Cure, 2008
F. Scott Fitzgerald tombstone, St. Mary's, Rockville, MD
St. Mary's Catholic, first church in Montgomery Co., MD
Bobby's trinkets and souvenirs in a wooden glass case
Trapping Deer for sampling, Nevada Test Site, 1964
Driving cows from U of Reno, through the desert to Mercury, NV. Here I cool them off with water.
Checking co-worker for alpha contamination, 1985. My career as Health Physics Technician
Nuclear plants I worked as HP tech contractor, 1983-2001.
Bob at Catawba Nuke- GET instructor
"The joy is in the journey"
Park in Southport, NC, early Spring, 2008
Riding bicycles. Gas: $3.75 per gal.
My Pedigree in small portraits
First Day of Issue stamp honoring America's Newspaper boys. I had a newspaper route for about 7 years.
As David Letterman would say, "whhhhat"!
Walk on Oak Island Beach, NC, 2008
At Northend Cemetery, Barnesboro, now Nothern Cambria, PA
Robert Heseltine gift: Collage of Handel's Messiah, cover and dedication page
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Newport, Rhode Island
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Newport, RI- Marriage of John F. Kennedy and Jacquline Bouvier
Eureka No. 5 in Houtzdale, PA. Berwind and White Coal Company
The Berwind Mansion, Newport, RI
Vintage Postcard: Berwind Mansion, Newport, RI
The Berwind Family of Berwind and White coal mining company,
George Washington H.S., on Mt. Vernon Blvd, Alexandria, VA, 1998
George Washington H.S. WW II monument, Alexandria, VA, 1998
GW H.S., Alexandria, VA. How can I delete this second copy without removing it from my blog?
St. Severin's Catholic church, Drifting, Clearfield Co, PA
Mrs. Mary Margaret Kramp, nee. Gailliot, early 1950s
My father, Robert C. Kramp, born Strike, with Mr. Quack Quack, Bethesda, MD, early 1950s
Our ages represented by growth rings on a >100 year old tree trunk
Funny how things work out
Bethlehem stable fashioned from old fruit crate by my Dad. Example of Putz
Dutch windmill former sorority house at National Park Seminary, Forest Glen, MD
Ben playing bagpipes at former Seminary
A future resident of the National Park Seminary, presently undergoing rennovation. His computer room will be at end of covered bridge in background
Joyus Advent Season (left) and Xmas scene (right). Pair of cards created by Scherinschnitt or Handeschnitte by Charlotte Kerbitz, nee. Nurenburg, of Germany. Gift of Rudolf Kerbitz
Genealogical Xmas gifts from Rudolf Kerbitz, 2007
Tourist brochure, Wesel, Germany
Bob Kramp (Left) thinks about his avuncular ancestor, Harry Russell, nee. Parkinson, who served in Tynside Reg. in WW I.
409 Cameraon St., Alexandria, VA; my parents residence when I was born in 1942
Participants at Scottish Xmas Walk, Alexandria, Virginia, Dec 2007
Uncle Mudd strums "Soldier's Joy", an old time tune, with the GNP, at Royal Mile Pub, Wheaton, MD.
Aunt Ruth Scord's Apple cake, already half-eaten
Charles Gailliot, Senior, and his 2nd wife, Mary Jund
Pawpaw Kramp on the Washington DC mall; capital in the background (cropt)
Mamaw (Gailliot) Kramp-Franck and her 7 great grandchildren
Pleasant Hill School souvenir
Pleasant Hill School souvenir, page 2 and 3. Julius Viebahn was secretary of School and elizabeth Viebahn was teacher.
Gross Markt as it will look after reconstruciton of Wesel Rathaus, by Jaeger Architect firm
Crowd at Hanseatic Festival on the Grossmarkt, Wesel, Germany, Oct 2007
Mayor Ulrike Westkamp participates in laying of foundation stone for Rathaus reconstruction
Bob points to immigrant names on Immigrant Wall of Honor, Ellis Island, NY Harbor
Streich surnames (4 total) inscribed on Immigrant Wall of Honor, Ellis Island, NY harbor.
Bob hikes in the Savage Gulf Wilderness Area, in Middle Tennessee, ca. 1976
Stone Dor leading to Savage Gulf Wilderness Area, Middle Tennessee
Baptist church in Monroe, NC, in the Fall, 2007
Difficult to ride bicycle when you're working 6x 12s in nuke plant. But there IS that one day off.
Canon at atop Lookout Mtn, Civil War monument, Chattanooga, TN, Fall 2007
Bicycle rider on Riverpark Trail; Lookout mountain loomes above Chattanooga in distance
View of historic Cincinnati Southern Railroad bridge
Bob shows off his National Park Passport for Seniors, fomerly the Golden Age Passport. At Point Park on Lookout Mtn., Chattanooga, TN
At Ligonier Scottish Games, Sep 2007
Night Ceidleh at Forbe's Trail Campground, Ligonier, PA, Sep 2007
E.O. Austin Home Hist. Soc. and Museum, Austin, Potter Co., PA
Curators of the E.O. Austin Home and Historical Soc, Austin, Potter Co., PA
Trinkets around tombstone at Forest Hills Cem, Austin. What kind of trinkets would you like to have around yours?
Coudersport courthouse, Potter Co., PA, Sep 2007
Austin Dam Disaster State Park, Potter Co, PA (under development)
Vintage Linotype Machine, The Clearfield Progress, Clearfield, PA
God's country, Potter County, PA
Lininger Family tombstone, Emporium, Cameron Co., PA
Road sign, Emporium, PA
Inside the Kitchen Cabinet, Emporium, PA
Turnqueist tombstone and cenotaph, Allport, Clearfield Co, PA
Hohnke genealogy charts and exhibit
Red Moshannon Creek at Peale, PA
Former site of company store of Clearfield Bituminous Coal Co, Peale, PA
Stempfly cousins peruse Family Photo Album at Centre Co Grange Fair, Centre Hall, PA
At the Stempfly Gathering, Centre Hall, PA, Aug 2007
John Hartley and Ann Wilson Tombstone, Philipsburg, Centre Co, PA
Nineteenth century journal of my great grandfather, Thomas Russell
Genealogy Publications compiled by Bob Kramp: Kramp, Russell, Hohnke Families
Reed's Funeral Home, Houtzdale, PA
Researching Marriage Records, Clearfield Co. Courthouse, May 07
Front St., Philipsburg, PA, Historical and Genie Soc. on left.
Mom's garden, Homewood, Hanover, PA. May 2007
Merlin's Coffee House, Hanover, PA; a good place to start the day. May 2007
Uncle Eddie stands by the Poken, Baltimore Harbor, MD, Aug, 2006.
Broken Pop-up camper, Jul 2007
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