Sunday Obituary – Emma Jenkins

Emma Jenkins died in Guilford, Maine on August 24, 1932 at the age of 76.  What I find sad about this obituary is what it doesn’t say:  anything about her first husband, John Frank Templeton and their two sons, Hermon Orman (b. 1874)  and Fred Frank (b. 1876).

Her first husband died in 1879, leaving her […]

By |October 2nd, 2011|Research, Templeton|0 Comments

Frank and Clara Kimble – Wedding Wednesday

While I grew up thirty miles away in Lima,  my family search takes me to Hardin County, Ohio where both sets of my grandparents were married.


Frank Kimble and Clara Goddard were married on 18 May 1892 in Ada, Ohio.   Like so many Americans of that era, Frank was a farmer, plowing his rich 40 acres […]

By |September 28th, 2011|Kimble, Research|0 Comments

Still Making Canoes at the Age of 76

During our recent trip to Moosehead Lake, Maine, we visited the Moosehead Historical Society in Greenville Junction.    This was just a short walk from where Ruth’s mother grew up.   Following an excellent guided tour we stopped in the office to see what they might have about the Templeton family.   Several files!   […]

By |September 23rd, 2011|Favorites, Surnames, Templeton|0 Comments

Emily (Emma) Sears Templeton Jenkins – Some Questions Answered – and New Ones to Ponder

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Maine.  Last Thursday I went to the Maine State Archives and State Library looking for information about the Templeton Family, especially Fred and Hermon Templeton’s mother, Emily Sears.   The Templeton family lost contact with Emily after the death of her husband, John Frank Templeton in 1879. […]

By |September 22nd, 2011|Continuing Quests, Research, Surnames, Templeton|0 Comments

Emma (Emily) Sears (1856-1932)

Emma (Emily) Sears – Looking for the Rest of Her Story

We are missing 53 years of the story of Ruth’s great grandmother.  Can we fill in some of the blanks? For our family there are large gaps in what we know about Emma (Emily) Sears.   Known to the Templeton family as Emily, she was born […]

By |September 22nd, 2011|1 Comment

A Week of Memories

Tomorrow we leave Moosehead Lake (Greenville, ME) to begin our journey home.   On Tuesday we traveled with Ruth’s mother to Kineo, where she told us about her experiences as a child living on the island each summer while her father worked as a guide (see Memories from Kineo).   On Wednesday we visited the […]

By |September 16th, 2011|Continuing Quests, Templeton, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Memories from Kineo


Today the weather was perfect as we took Ruth’s mother, Ruth Templeton Rollason, back to Kineo, an  island on Moosehead Lake in Maine where she lived all of her childhood summers.  The shuttle captain loaned us his golf cart so that we could see the island.  We had the best guide – Ruth’s mom – […]

By |September 13th, 2011|Favorites, Templeton|0 Comments

Searching for William Andrew Inhoff

Today I added a page of what I know so far about my paternal grandfather, William Inhoff, who came as a 14 year old from Germany to Hardin County, Ohio.  In searching the ship’s list of passengers, I can’t find any family names that I recognize.  Could he have come alone?    I believe he […]

By |September 9th, 2011|Continuing Quests, Inhoff, Surnames|0 Comments

William Andrew Inhoff (1877-1918) – Searching for His Family

Looking for the Family of William Andrew Inhoff, focusing on Hardin County, Ohio to find his German roots

I believe that he, or at least some of his family may have come from Hesse, perhaps in the area of Fulda, possibly in the area of Freinensteinau (Reinhards)  (see maps).  For discussion of why I am focusing […]

By |September 9th, 2011|0 Comments

Rollason Family

Rev. Herbert Duncan Rollason

Herbert Duncan Rollason was born on 1 Jan 1886 to Rev. Alfred Rollason and Susan E Hunt in Saffron Walden, Essex, England where Alfred served as pastor of the Baptist Church.

Herbert came to the United States when he was 19.   After graduating from Brown University, he studied for the ministry at Andover […]

By |September 4th, 2011|1 Comment