With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 2/20/11 - 2/27/11

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Show and Tell Friday ~ Baptismal Certificate

His name and this 123 year old Baptismal Certificate were passed down to my husband from his grandfather. This beautiful document is still in the original frame with a yellowed strip of masking tape on the back that reads,
'This belongs to Johnnie'.
John Henry Sr. was baptized in a Lutheran church in Philadelphia in 1887 by Pastor Charles Philipbar.

Some vintage photos of John and his ancestors...
John Henry III in a photo with his grandparents
Henrietta (Etta) & John Henry Sr. (on his fathers side)
and in a photo with his mother, Hazel and grandfather, JHH Sr.
John III and his brother, Wesley with their grandfather.
John III and brother, Wesley with their dad and Grandpop in Mays Landing, New Jersey
Earlier photos of John Sr. and his parents and siblings
above photo ~ John Sr. standing top right.
John (Johann)H
Born in Germany about1821.
Married Catharina Barbara G March 24, 1856 in Philadelphia
Unknown date of immigration but we know he was mustered into service on the 12th day of September 1861with the 75th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers of predominately young men from Germany.  He was wounded in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. He died in 1863 as his regiment moved into Tennessee and is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery.
Henry (Heinrich) H
John Henry H Sr.
John Henry H Jr.
John Henry H III
In our genealogy research, I have been able to gather extensive information back to Johann H.  We learned from his Civil War records and a marriage record that he came from a place called
Leutkirch Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany.
 I am excite to continue research but now need to learn how to proceed as it is different from the resources we used for our American research.
Love to hear if anyone has looked for ancestors in Germany or other European Countries!
Linking to Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Try, Try Again

You might remember that I am adding fish to our weekly menu even though I don't like fish.
I am trying different ways to serve it in hopes that I will find something I like.
My family loves fish ~ me not so much.
I made Fish Sticks using Tilapia.
 My mom gave me a gigantic box of cornflakes cereal that contained double pouches inside.  Looking for creative ways to use all of this cereal, I decided to crush some to use in place of bread crumbs.

Following the usual procedure, I coated pieces of tilapia, cut into 1/2-inch by 2-3-inch sticks, in flour seasoned with a little paprika, salt and pepper, then into a beaten egg and finally into the cornflake crumbs.

I fried them in a small amount of vegetable oil until golden and served with tartar sauce, Spanish rice and crisp-tender fresh green beans.
Those at our dinner table scoffed down the fish.
I enjoyed the sides ;)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


This February has been filled with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
The cold temperatures must have played into making these amazing  hues of early morning.
These photos were taken Monday morning February 14th.
It didn't matter which direction I faced ~ the whole sky was beautiful!
The above photos were taken February 9th.
The front of our home faces east and as I walked past the room we use as a nursery, the colors drew my attention.  These shots were taken from that up-stairs window.  A couple through the blinds.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Psalm 108:4 
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!


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