Eventually I will post the book to this blog for all to see. After all, this is your family and you should know who your ancestors were. But, please allow me time to recuperate.
In the meantime, did you know?...
John Lawrence Staub, Sr.
|James and Mary|
Of the twelve children three lived beyond the age of 60. There was a set of twins born and died in 1887. John's sibling sister, Rose Stella (1888-1910), became a nun with the Holy Name Convent/Sisters of Christian Charity. She was buried at the convent in Danville, PA, and will soon be moved to Medham, NJ at the mother house. Maybe now I will have time to make a trip to Danville or New Jersey to get a photo of the grave marker.
Myrtle Mary Groft-Staub, aka Mammaw
Prior to 1983 you may remember Myrtle bringing a sister, Violet, to the Staub reunions. Did you know that Mammaw had two additional siblings: George John (1887-1889) and Marguerite Emma (1894-1909). I have yet to find the burial site for George. Marguerite Emma is buried with parents Jerome and Annie in the Conewago Chapel Cemetery.
There is so much more to share. I hope by next year I can have a DVD to put up on one of the four televisions at Brushtown, that is, if there are no races and ballgames playing!
If you want to ask me anything about the Staubs and Grofts, I am on Facebook and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org!
P.S. A lesson to be learned...I wish that I had talked to my parents more about their lives and about my grandparents when I had the chance. This is a common comment that I hear so often from researchers at the York County Historical Society . So, why not begin to share with your kids and grandkids about their heritage.