In December 1999, I established contact with a distant cousin, Jim Williamson in MS; a distant cousin, Ken Simons in MD; a Drenckpohl descendant in MN; two Fortmeyer descendants in IL and TN; and a former Washington County resident who knew my father.
On 5 December 1999, I finally met with Chuck Greiman in Southampton, PA.
On 12 November 1999, I received some family history information from a close cousin, Kendrith (Greimann) Bolla.
On 29 October 1999, I received some family history information from Roy Johnson on the Schnake family.
On 28 October 1999, I received some family history information from a distant cousin, Lila (Greimann) Brown.
On 27 October 1999, I found the following entry:
Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Alaska Next of Marker Location Decedent Last Name Decedent Date of Age Kin Date of Marker Installation Old Old Old Tract LotUpdate First Name Death Burial 1 Type Tract Row Lot Flag Address 8,,(1541) GREIMAN KENNETH 08/08/1976 24 08/19/1976 8 74NH 8 *
On 11 October 1999, my wife, June, brought back some family pictures, albums, books, and a family history notebook that had been saved by Lois Thorne (my uncle's 2nd wife) in Marion, OH. I have scanned some of the pictures and viewed the information in the notebook. The family history notebook is an impressive piece of work. It was started by my father as college project and expanded upon by my uncle's 1st wife, Betty Ann.
On 27 September 1999, I researched the records in the Washington County Courthouse and later met with Karen Ridgeway in St. Louis.
On 26 September 1999, I attended services in the Zion Evangelical UCC in Hoyleton and sat with Gladys and Beverly Greiman and drove by the old Greiman homestead and later met with Wanda Gines in St. Louis.
On 25 September 1999, I researched the records in the Washington County Library and later met with Leslie Greiman and researched the records in the Zion Evangelical UCC in Hoyleton.
On 24 September 1999, I researched the records in the Washington County Courthouse and Library and met with Winona Huckshold and later met with Larry and Jo House and some board members of the Historical Society of Washington County.
On 23 September 1999, I researched the records in the Washington County Courthouse and later met with Charles Greimann and Betty Kersch, Ken and Leona Kersch, Ken and June Greimann at the Zion Evangelical cemetery and later visited Hookdale and Greenville with them.
On 13 September, 1999, I received some follow up information from Dwight Aussieker. He provided some basic Aussieker family history and possible links to the Greimann and Brink family trees.
On 7 September, 1999, I contacted Lois Thorne. She has some of the old Greimann family portraits and photographs and has graciously offered them to my sister and I.
On 1 September, 1999, I contacted the Historical Society of Washington County about using their publication. The Washington County, Illinois History 1979 will be invaluable for lookups and possible electronic reproduction.
One 31 August, 1999, I contacted a company called Travel Genie that specializes in large scale maps of Europe. The map will help me get a general idea of the region of Germany where our ancestors came from.
On 26 August 1999, I contacted the Des Moines County Genealogical Society to request a formal search of their available records. The search will help me trace my great-greate-grandfather when he left Germany, entered the USA in New Orleans, travelled to Iowa, and settled in Illinois.
On 22 August 1999, I had a nice long telephone conversation with Karen Ridgeway. She made photocopies and microfilm copies of the church records (Evangelical Zion United Church of Christ in Hoyleton). The text was in old German script, but she was able to get the help of Ida Koelling to try to decipher the entries. Many of the names do not match up exactly with my current records, so I will have to do the correlation by birth dates.
On 21 August 1999, I received an e-mail reply from Dwight Aussieker. He grew up in Washington County, but I haven't been able to make a family connection with him or Vernon Aussieker at this time (possible Greimann or Brink grandother).
On 18 August 1999, I received an e-mail reply from Diane Good. She had church records via the LDS library on the siblings and parents of Anton Karl Friedrich Struckmeier. I now have 12 out of 16 of my ggg-grandparents identified.
On 13 August 1999, I received an e-mail reply from Kurt Struckmeyer. When we compared notes, I discovered some discrepancies in the marriage date of Anton Karl Friedrich Struckmeier and Anna Katherine Louise Charlotte Greimann; and the birth and death dates of Christian Ludwig Kleine Kottmeier Greimann. We will have to re-verify the dates and make the appropriate corrections.
On 9 August 1999, I received an e-mail message via the ILGenWeb Project. It was from a Charles Greimann Kersch and Betty (Kendall) Kersch who were conducting a surname search for a Henry Greimann (grandfather). We have a definite match within the Anne Marie Louise Greimann branch.
On 7 July 1999, I received the current family information from Chuck Greiman. This was the catalyst for me to produce the current family information into web pages.
On 8 Febrary 1999, I received an e-mail message from Chuck Greiman. He was researching all of the Greimann/Greimann descendants from Pennsylvania, Iowa, Illinois, and Germany.