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My name is Claudette DeLashmutt Fields  and I started this site.
This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos

Hello everybody, I started this little get-together so we can stay in touch with each other. Please feel free to access, add to or comment on anything about our family. Our family is so large, I thought it only fair, that everyone be able to share in creating our tree and hopefully later a book. Please add to this site and invite other family members too!

I would like to keep the site positive...please don't add negative items...save those for another tree...This site is to share happy memories, special photos and good times.  Of course, the attached tree will create a timeline for everyone as well as accomplishments.  There are so many of us, that the memories should be tremendous.

Come on now don't be shy, share those pictures, stories and memories...It's going to be great!

If you have ideas to build on this site and make it better, please share.

Cannot wait to hear from you...

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Other:Help!
Posted by: Claudette Fields on Apr 12 2013 20:47

A very kind relative shared some old family photos with me. I am very grateful.

I need help with some identifications.

Does anyone know who the gentleman with Aunt Jane is in this photo?

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Obituaries:Caroline Elizabeth Hahn Routzahn
Posted by: Claudette Fields on Mar 10 2013 11:26

Caroline Elizabeth Hahn Routzahn, 87, wife of James Edward Routzahn of 58 years, was called home to her Lord on March 8, 2013. Born on May 7, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William Stephan Hahn and Nellie Irene Geisinger Hahn.She lived and worked in Frederick her entire life and worked in numerous jobs in her younger years, but her greatest joy in life was giving and caring for others young and old. She went to Frederick Community College in her later years to become a Licensed Daycare Provider and cared for many children through the years who fondly referred to her as Oma (the informal German name for grandmother). She had a very strong faith and enjoyed watching evangelical programs, reading scriptures, and listening to spiritual music. She had a gift for teaching, caring, and nursing. She was a member of the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, Frederick, where in her younger years she did a lot of volunteer work.She had a loving and caring personality and was known to speak her mind. Her greatest joy was raising her two daughters, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spending time with her husband. She had a simple yet important life that touched many people. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Tina Showe and Lisa Routzahn; four grandchildren, Donnie Lowe and wife Stacey, Charles (Chuck) Custer and wife Melissa (Missy), Michelle Showe, and Stacey Showe Harrison; six great-grandchildren, Coby, Jenna, and Cara Lowe, Christian Masser, and Addison and Logan Custer; one sister, Bertha (Sue) Betson; as well as many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings William Hahn, Melvin Hahn, Donald Hahn, John Frances Hahn, Edward Hahn, Roland Hahn, John Arthur Hahn, Nellie Anne Hahn, Maude Shank, Agnes Smith, Catherine Strube, Clythnia DeLashmutt and Jane Kinsey.The family would like to recognize and thank the staff at College View Center for their loving and compassionate care over the last year.The family will receive friends on Monday, March 11, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford, PA, Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick, 21701. Funeral Services will be held in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Janice Daffern officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. The family would like to invite everyone to the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 West Church Street, Frederick, in the basement recreation center, for a reception immediately following interment. Please view and sign Mrs. Routzahn's online memorial at www.keeneybasford.com.

Published in The Frederick News-Post on March 10, 2013

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Obituaries:Agnes Margaret "Snook" Shank Grimes
Posted by: Claudette Fields on Feb 26 2013 11:11
Agnes Margaret Grimes, 88, of Walkersville died on February 23, 2013 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late James C. Grimes.

Born on January 26, 1925 in Frederick she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Maude Hahn Shank.

She was an avid baker and was known to others as a kind and nurturing person who spent most of her life as a daycare provider loving and caring for children well into her seventies.

She is survived by her son Jim Grimes of Walkersville; grandchildren Holly Fouche and husband Edward of Walkersville, Shannon Groomes and husband Doug of Keedysville, Ryan Grimes of Frederick, Erin Riley and husband Hunter of Frederick and Megan Grimes of Columbia. She is also survived by step great-grandchildren Rachel and Issac Fouche as well as step great-great-granddaughter Bianca and brothers Wayne Shank and wife Pat of Damascus and Richard Shank and wife Irene of Thurmont. She was preceded in death by her son Alan Grimes and a sister Catherine May.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 27, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Stauffer Funeral Homes P.A., 40 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville where funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Thursday February 28, 2013. Pastor Mark L. Foucart will officiate. Interment will follow in Glade Cemetery, Walkersville.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the
Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com
Published in The Frederick News-Post on February 26, 2013
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Announcements:Agnes Margaret (Snook) Shank Grimes
Posted by: Claudette Fields on Feb 25 2013 12:45

I received information this morning from Roxanne McColgan that Agnes Margaret Shank Grimes or Snook as many knew her, has passed. The information I have at this time is:

Agnes Margaret Shank Grimes. Thought you would like to know that she died Sat Feb 23, 2013 at approx 8:20 PM at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD. Holly and Jim were at her side when she passed. The funeral is Thurs Feb 28, 2013 at Stauffer Funeral Home in Walkersville, MD and interment will be at Glade Valley Cemetery in Walkersville. The viewing is Wed the 27nd from 2-4 and 7-9.

I will share her obituary when it is posted in the newspaper.

Please share your memories of Snook.

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Family stories:Remembering Nellie Irene Geisinger Hahn and Pootsie Hahn DeLashmutt
Posted by: Claudette Fields on Nov 9 2012 12:15

Grandmother Nellie Hahn's birthday, born 11/9/1887

Clythnia (Poots) Hahn DeLashmutt's passing on 11/9/1979

Share some memories today..

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Other:Deserter
Posted by: Claudette Fields on Sep 3 2012 16:53

Harry Geisinger, this city, who enlisted here for service in the United States Coast Artillery and deserted was arrested in this city last night, in citizen's clothes, by Officers Jones and Crouse. He was taken to Fort Howard this morning.

Frederick News 9/11/1901 b. 5/23/1878 in Woodsboro, Maryland,

d. 2/21/1903 in Frederick, Maryland

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Genealogy:HELP WANTED
Posted by: Claudette Fields on May 23 2012 12:50

NEED IMMEDIATELY..INTERESTED FAMILY MEMBERS...WHO HAVE THE TIME TO DO SOME LOCAL RESEARCH IN THE FREDERICK AREA FOR THE GEISINGER-HAHN FAMILY HISTORY.

MUST BE WILLING TO RESEARCH COURT HOUSES, CEMETERIES, CHURCHES, FAMILY MEMBERS, ETC.

EXTREMELY INTERESTING WORK, INFORMATION NEEDED FOR A FAMILY BOOK.

PLEASE CONTACT CLAUDETTE AT cdette06@yahoo.com OR CALL AT 563-213-3693

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