the families of table rock
generations stretching into the future
Marvin Kent, Maria Gilbert on left, on right Cora Gilbert Kent, holding and David Kent. In relation to Dave, Marvin is his dad, Cora his paternal grandmother, and Maria (Cora's mother) his great grandmother. This is probably from the mid 1920s. Photo 2232,
heer, hays, bowen
1923: Ben Heer, Ben's son John, John's daughter Cecil, and Cecil's son Boyd.
To the right, Oellerich descendants in 1976, taken in Humboldt and shared by Clyde Oellerich. References to aunts and uncles are to Clyde's aunts and uncles. Left to right, Aunt Freida Oellerich Harris, Clyde A. Oellerich (yellow shirt), back row, Uncle Carl Oellerich, Aunt Minnie Oellerich Melton, Bernice Oellerich Johnson (Uncle Carl's wife), Susie Harris Blecha (Uncle Archie and Aunt Freida's daughter), Uncle Archie Harris (Aunt Freida's husband), (center with red paper) Christopher Mann (Clyde's son) front row Michael Mann (Clyde's son), James Blecha, (Susie Blecha's son) and Paula Sue Blecha ( Susie Belcha's daughter). Not showing George Melton (Aunt Minnie's husband) he took this picture. Photo 3069.
Martin & Sophie Oellerich came to Table Rock in the mid 1920s and are buried in the Table Rock Cemetery. M. B. and Lenora Johnson were married in Michigan in 1891 and came to Table Rock in 1909. Here are some of their descendants in 1964: Carl Roger Oellerich, his mother Geraldine Johnson Oellerich holding baby Paula Oellerich, and Geraldine's mother, Lenora Johnson. Photo 3073, shared by Paula Oellerich.
Left to right, Marilyn Parks Kent, Alvin Kent, peaking behind Alvin is Dena Jeanne Kent Hildebrand behind her is my grandma Ethel Kent, and Mildred Brown behind Mildred is my grandpa Glynn Kent next is Ross Brown then Grandpa's Brother Carl Kent, in front of him is my dad's brother Edward Kent and family, behind Edward is Dave and Rita Kent. Next to Rita is My Aunt Dee uncle Eds wife. Their children from left to right are Kathy Kent Hug, Mike Kent, Chris Kent Lawrence and in the back Jerry Kent. Photo 2219, shared by Jon Woods, names from Toni Kent Barnett.
amy layden, five generations
Joy Vrtiska Robison provided this five-generation photo but didn't give me names. Rather than err, I will let her give them. Looks like her holding the baby is all I can say!
From Ted & Nancy Quackenbush, four generations: : Susan Elizabeth (Gish) Harris, Lulu Mae (Shepherd) Bayne, Hugh Payne Bayne, Jr., (b. April 22, 1918), and Julian Francis (Harris) Shepherd. Susan was married to Peter Jacob Harris (d. 1914), Lulu to Hugh Payne Bayne and Francis to William George Shepherd.
more four-generation photos
A call for multi-generational pictures in 2016 brought these more modern ones.
stillinger, kunze, hunzeker
Ethelann Stilinger (bottom in burgundy shawl) with her daughter Bobbie Stillinger Kunz next to her and Bobbie's husband Rick on the far left. Ethelann's great grandchildren are arrayed about them. Rachel, Maiah, Corbin belong to Rob and Michelle Phillips (Rick's daughter in Omaha). Johnna belongs to John and Lindsay Kostecka (Bobbie's son). Cole and Cooper belong to Mike and Amy (Bobbie's daughter). Kaden belongs to Spencer and Tamara Kunze from Hickman (Rick and Bobbie's son). Photo 3037.
Helen Norris Siemsen Martin with her arm around the fourth generation. Helen is the granddaughter of Table Rock pioneers C. H. and Fannie Norris. Helen lives in Maryland now. Photo 3052, shared by Betty Ann Siemsen Wilkins.
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lively, spier, freeman
Two great grandmothers left and right -- Ardell Lively Chauza and Ardyce Freeman (1936-2014) with Ronda Lively Freeman, Ronda's daughter Sam Freeman Spier, and Sam's new baby, the fourth generation. Photo 3051.