Leta Smith's Family Tree Branch Has Been Found!

Leta Smith’s Family Tree Branch Has Been Found!

Leta Ethel Smith, sister of Frank Edward Smith (my wife’s great grandfather) was born in Iowa on May 30, 1887.  The only thing we knew about her, until today, was that she had twins named Merle and Berle.  In fact we have pictures of Leta, Merle and Berle in our possession.  There is some recollection that she and her husband […]

Three Generations of Sheehans in The United States

Three Generations of Sheehans in The United States

THE FIRST US GENERATION OF SHEEHANS Jeremiah D Sheehan was born circa 1826 in Ireland.  He arrived in the US sometime around 1845, although no concrete details about his immigration have been found yet.  He was married to Mary Sullivan, who was born circa 1829 in Ireland. Together they had six children. • Jeremiah Sheehan, (b. 1848 in Vermont or […]

The Baron Scherer Chapel

The Baron Scherer Chapel

The Baron Scherer Chapel The Baron Scherer Chapel (“The Chapel on the Hill”) is located in the Bellevue Cedar Hill Memory Gardens in Daytona Beach. Fl. Karen Szczeniak, the volunteer Find-A Grave photographer who took the pictures, called the Chapel grand and impressive.  She says the chapel is in generally good condition but has some minor water seepage on one […]