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Announcements:It's Sister Time!
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Feb 27 2011 14:58

The Lyon Sister's, Nancy, Mary, Susan and Sandy are meeting at the home of Susan and Harry Rasmussen this week! We are so excited with the anticipation of having a wonderful time together.

We missed out on a get together in 2010 so are especially excited. We have such a great time together. Always laughing and having fun. When we go out we stick together like glue. People always seem to get a kick out of us in restaurants etc.and we do not mind bragging that we are all sisters and where we came from for the occasion. Yippee!!

See you Tuesday night, Susan!


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Announcements:New Hellman Baby
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Dec 27 2010 23:20

The Hellman clan is growing! Nathan and Emily Hellman brought a new little boy into the world. His name is Judah Samuel Hellman and he was born on December 13th. He was 9 lbs 11 oz and 21' long! What a big little guy. Mom Emily had a farely short labor for her first born and she is a family hero - that is - she did not use any medications for relief during the birthing process.

We are proud of this new little guy. Grandma Donna Schmidt was there to welcome Judah into this world and assisted during labor and delivery.

Judah waited until Nathan was done with his term at Andrews University and had just begun his Christmas break before being born.

Welcome to the family Judah!

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Announcements:New Hellman boy on the way!
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Aug 23 2010 12:02

The news last week is that Nathan and Emily Hellman will be having a boy who is due on December 15th. They are excited they no longer have to refer the baby to an it!

Congratulations Nathan and Emily.

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Obituaries:Death Notice - Andrew S. Davis
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Nov 27 2009 16:44

Well it pays to keep looking - going back at a later date. News articles from the past are being added every day to the internet. The following is the Death notice for Andrew S. Davis from the Des Moines Daily News, November 25, 1898 the day after Andrew died.

Des Moines Daily News, November 25, 1898

DAVIS- Andrew, aged 77 years at his home, 2108 Woodland avenue, November 24, at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Davis was a member of Crocker post, G.A.R., and the funeral services tomorrow at 3 p.m., will be under the direction of that post. They will be held at the Cemetery chapel, Dr. Eaton officiating. Mr. Davis leaves a wife and children as follows: Mrs. B. F. Gifford, of 1115 Locust street; Geo. Davis, a member of the Fiftieth Iowa; also step-sons, Frank Needham, of Lowell, Mass., and J. H. Needham, of Chicago. Crocker Post members will assemble at the Cemetery chapel, at the request of Commander H. B. Hedge.

Furthermore, an article was also posted on No...

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Announcements:Briana Rasmussen Steve Walker Wedding
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Sep 13 2009 12:27

It was a pleasure to watch as Briana Rasmussen and Steven Walker were married on September 6, 2009 in the beautiful Bella Fiori Gardens in Kennewick, Washington. Briana was a beautiful bride as we expected and Steve was a handsome groom as well. They planned to honeymoon in Whistler and Vancouver Canada.

There were approximately 150 guests and among them were many family members from both side of the families. The reception was outstanding which was followed by a first dance and a sparkler send off.

Welcome to the family Steve! They will be living in Yakima Washington.

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Genealogy:New Family Members added
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Aug 1 2009 16:57

It was thrilling to add Anders B 4/17/1854, Sven B4/15/1856, Marie B 2/17/1858, Karna B1/30/1860 and Lars B6/3/1862 to the family tree today.

Yes - we had a breakthough thanks to some genealogy help from other genealogy researchers!

These people are all siblings of Mathilda (Larson) Nelson. We were able to prove that Marie is indeed a sibling. She immigrated to the US with her husband Andrew Johnson in 1886. Her family is all buried in Crown Hill Cemetery! Previously I had read her obituary and wondered if she was indeed a sister and now we have the proof. We now have found thaty Andrew owned 80 acres of land.

Also - we knew that Anna was another sibling of Mathilda's and that she and her family are also buried in Crown Hill as well.

To me this is all fascinating. I cannot imagine poor Karna - all her sisters took off to the states. Anna came over before she married Ole Johnson in Ruthven.

Yes - Marie and Anna both married Johnson's....

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Genealogy:New Family Line Found!
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Mar 13 2009 18:56

This is just way too exciting for me. In researching I came across the name Lyon and searched it out. Interestingly - to my amazement - two sisters of John Wesley Lyon (our Gr Gr Grandfather) , Catherine and Rebecca, each married men with the last name Ireland. I thought perhaps these guys were brothers, but so far have not been able to verify it.

The Ireland's are from the Olin, Iowa area. Most of them are buried in the Olin area as well. I have verified this with the cemeteries. Now check out these names. Catherine married BenjaminFranklin Ireland, and Rebecca married Perviance Ireland.

Rebecca and Perviance had TWELVE children!

If you have some time you can read some of the obituaries in the note sections of the individual people.

Have fun!


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Babies:Introducing Rachel Jaylin Hellman!
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Feb 16 2009 13:56

Kirk Hellman and Heather Lange gave birth to their first child, a daughter on February 8, 2009. She is a bouncing 8 lbs 6 oz baby and is really healthy. She was 20" tall! Rachel's mother is recovering very well.

Rachel had many family visitor's the day she was born. She was born at Mt. Hood Medical center in Gresham, Oregon.

Welcome to the Hellman family Rachel.

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Other:Holiday Time
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Dec 17 2008 13:36

Hi all. It is holiday time - 2008 and Christmas is here! This is not stopping some of us cousins - Linda, Greg and myself to hold up on the researching! We are having a blast, sharing new information we have found, but the latest find is from Greg who had pictures of George W. Davis and his Dad and wife Andrew S. Davis and Anna.

Be sure to look at the actual "tree" - you just might see Santa go by in a sled!!

Merry Christmas.

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Family memories:Memorabelia
Posted by: Mary Hellman on Dec 1 2008 16:32

Nancy Kyte sent some memorabiia to me a week or so ago. These items included a tie and cuff links that Grandpa Davis wore to church, a Birthday Book that was Grandma Davis's, a razor that was Gr Grandpa Fahl's and a few photo's of Nicholas Hanson with his first wife and second wife!! These things are all treasures of the family and I a delighted to be in possesion of them. There was also a Bridal Book of Grandma Lyon's which included she and Willis's marriage certificate and some signatures of their brothers and sisters and parents. It is awesome!! When I can get these photo's scanned they will go onto the website for all of you to enjoy. There wer also some photo's of Eleanore Lyon anbd two of her sisters in 20's style baithing suits. They were all lined up in a pose -also 20's style.

It was like Christmas in November. Thank you Nancy!!


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