Saturday, March 17, 2012

Grave findings ...

For the past year I entered a lot of data about the Staub Family Tree and am ready to do some in-depth research into the Staub ancestors - verifying Census data, church records, and land deeds.  Before I begin the next leg of my research journey, I needed a break.  So I started digging through files and family genealogy books to learn about the Wilt family tree. 

The story about Ephraim Wilt, grandfather to Helen Elizabeth Wilt, continues.  To read more on the Wilt History, click here to open and continue to read the story on Ephraim and his life. 

This headstone was found at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Littlestown, PA.   The monument marks the grave site for Ephraim, his wife Mary, and sons George and Isaac. 

George W. Wilt, son to Ephraim and Mary, is propped up against the larger monument.  All of the four headstones are broken off the footer and in bad condition. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Helen Elizabeth Wilt Smith

In remembrance of Helen Elizabeth Wilt born March 18, 1904.

Folks, I am now beginning to unravel the Wilt family ancestors.  As I opened my database this afternoon, I selected Helen's record and discovered that this Sunday, March 18 would have been her birthday - just 108 years young

(NOTE:  If the birthdate and year are incorrect, please use the comment section below to tell me so I can change my database.)

Happy birthday, Helen!