Picture: Myra and Emma Feaster
From Helen Held nee Parker
The photograph to the left is of my grandparents Edward and Melissa Parker. He was a farmer and they also had a coal mine on their property at one time. I don’t know what happened, but one of their boys fell into a shaft and died.
I was raised out north of Newtonville, Indiana out on a hill and my grandparents lived about a mile to a mile and a half away from us. Out behind our place there was a lane through the woods and when I was in high school, I used to walk over to their place and stay at their house overnight.
This next photo was taken around 1933 when a bunch of us went out on a picnic by the Ohio River, over by Newtonville, Indiana. I was the youngest one of the crowd and was around 15 or 16 at the time.
Garland Richard and his sister would sing at church or other events and I would play the piano for them. Earl Kemberlin worked as a farm hand for the Arnold family on their farm in Newtonville.
Helen Hasenmyer nee Smith married my mothers cousin, Paul Hasenmyer.
Have you ever have come across the German drink called Ratzeputz? Widely common with the German Soldiers in cold weather.
Made from fermented Horse radish with a fair amount of Pepper & Kmmel added. If you forgot to put the stopper on the bottle, the stuff use to turn into a sort of molasses, you could spread on a slice of bread. Anyone ever got drunk on sandwiches? This Ratzeputz could surely do it. Its still made today in some places in Germany but in a less potent concoction.
I have a bottle of it here in front of me. I have been trying to find where to get some more of it. If you know please tell me.
From Donna Sundlad
I have no idea where you’d get it. I checked online and most of what I found is not in English. One place I saw the price listed in Euros. So that tells you something.
Hochsangs Family Photo
The photograph below was sent to us by someone that found it in a dumpster located in Birdseye, Indiana. If you are related to this Hochsangs family and would like this photograph, please contact U.S. Legacies.
It is a Christmas Card from Eddie, Catherine, Jimmie and Stevie Hochsangs. From the looks of the car, we think this may be a Karmann Ghia, but we are not sure of the year.
Myra and Emma Feaster This photograph was submitted by Ruth Ann Markey nee Leaper. It is printed on a post card addressed to Mr. Jerome E. Feaster, Millerstown, PA. The caption on the back of the post card says Myra Feaster and daughter Emma. Since U.S. Legacies has the original photograph instead of a copy, if any descendants of Myra Feaster would like to have a copy, please contact us. Since Emma was born in 1907 and Myra Feaster died in 1933, we think this photograph was taken between 1910 and 1920.
Feaster Family Reunion
From Shirley Glory nee Wagaman
This photograph of a Feaster family reunion was taken at the Wike family farm house in Fredericksburg, PA. and submitted by Shirley Glory nee Wagaman. If anyone can help identify the people in this photograph, please contact Shirley Glory or U.S. Legacies.
U S Legacies Magazine January 2005