Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday wishes for, Laura K. Tabeling 1900 ~ 1976 ~

Jan. 29, 1900
Feb. 11, 1976
Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetery
Breckinridge Co., McQuady, Kentucky 


Remembering my 1st cousin, 2x removed, she was born on this day, the 28th of January in 1900, in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky, one-hundred twelve years ago. 

Little did I know in April of 2008, when I took this photo, that Laura was one of my cousins. I had just started doing my family history in 2008. When I visited Saint Mary of the Woods cemetery, there were several Tabeling grave sites and I was making sure I snapped photos of all of their graves, not really knowing of our kinship. These photos have been tucked away on my computer since then.  Slowly, I am learning more and more of my Tabeling ancestors. Happy Birthday, Laura ~

Friday, January 27, 2012

In Memory of, Albert 'Fritz' Tabeling 1870 ~ 1919 ~

Remembering my great-grandfather, Albert 'Fritz' Tabeling,  he passed away on this day, the 27th day of January, ninety-three years ago.

Lillie Mae and Albert 'Fritz' Tabeling

Lillie Mae and Albert Tabeling, are my paternal great-grandparents. Lillie Mae died from a miscarriage, complicated by the flu, and Albert died along with several of thier children, from the 1919 Flu Epidemic in Cloverport, Kentucky.


~ Rest in Peace ~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Resurrection Garden ~

Garden of  Resurrection 
El Camino Memorial Park
San Diego, CA 

This beautiful area of the El Camino Memorial Park, is where my mom (1933~2010) and my Oma, Liselotte Haf née Kaiser-Saule's (1913~2010) final resting spot is located . . . tucked away, sitting up on a hill overlooking a large part of the cemetery. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Wedding Anniversary of Albert and Lillie Mae Tabeling ~

~ Happy Anniversary to my great-grandparents, Albert and Lillie Mae (née Pate) Tabeling  ~ 

Today, one hundred and ten years ago, in 1902,  my paternal great-grandparents, Albert 'Fritz' Tabeling (1870~1919) and Lillie Mae Pate (1879~1919), were married in Breckinridge Co., Kentucky.

Albert and Lillie Mae had nine children, Oletha (1902~1970), Maggie (1903~1919), Josephine (1906~1962), my grandmother, Ines (1908~1983), Gladys Ollie (1910~1980), the twins, Morgan (1913~1913) and Mamie (1913~1913), Viola 'Bessie' (1915~2003) and Infant Tabeling (1919~1919).

It is believed that my great-grandfather, Albert and 16 year old Maggie, died during the 1918-1919 Pandemic Flu. According to my great-grandmother, Lillie Mae's death certificate, death was due to a miscarriage, complicated by the flu in 1919 . . . it is believed that both Infant and Lillie Mae were buried together . . . Albert and Lillie Mae, died only five days apart from each other, leaving my grandmother, Ines, and her sisters, Oletha, Gladys, Viola and Josephine, orphaned.

According to the U.S. 1920 Census for Breckinridge Co., Kentucky, my grandmother, Ines and her sister, Gladys, were taken in by the Laslie Family on Hartford Rd. in Cloverport, KY.  I am still researching where Oletha, Viola and Josephine, ended up living. I do believe they resided with their aunt Emma Robinson née Tabeling . . . the search continues.

In 2009, my beautiful mom (1933~2010), myself, my husband and my granddaughter, all traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to meet and visit my aunt Ginnie for the first time. We then traveled for about two hours from her home to Cloverport, Kentucky, visiting the very peaceful, quaint and tucked away, Cloverport Cemetery, where Albert, Lillie Mae, Infant Tabeling, Mamie, Morgan, and Maggie, are buried together in one family plot. The Tabeling Family has never had a headstone or grave marker . . . one day, I would like to be able to have a marker made and placed on their grave.

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1910 U.S. Census for Breckinridge Co., Kentucky ~ 
Photo's : Cloverport Cemetery, Cloverport, KY ~ Gini Webb . . . 
Albert & Lillie Mae (née Pate) Tabeling ~ Dawn Inman (cousin)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Three Years Blogging ~

Another year has passed and my Blogiversary is here once again! It's hard to believe it passed so quickly. I had big blogging dreams for 2010, but as non-genealogy life stuff happened, I didn't blog as much as I would have liked. I appreciate those that have visited and left comments for me with the few posts I did manage to get out there. I also discovered a cousin, Russ Worthington over at A Worthington Weblog . . . so blogging has been very rewarding and I appreciate the friendships I have made.

I have learned so much in the last three years and I say a big thank you to many of my genea~blogger friends who have helped, supported and guided me and just made it fun to be here. In the very beginning, my writing really needed help. Thanks to Thomas for giving me the opportunity to do the "May I Introduce To You" interviews at GeneaBloggers, my writing improved greatly and I am now a little more comfortable with posting.

I still consider myself a "newbie" researcher and family historian with a very long way to go . . . but, I am very excited to get back into my research in 2012, and with that, I hope to have more to blog about here . . . here's to a new year of sharing with you and keeping up the search.