Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our Great Great Great Grandparents, Henry and Francis Fiddler and the First Fiddlers in America.

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
We are Fiddlers through Grandmother Violet's Grandmother Eldora Elizabeth Fiddler, wife of Edwin Sherman Pierce. The Relationship Chart is below (Click to Enlarge):

Today we get to see the faces of our GGG Grandparents for the first time thanks to Angie and our newly found Pierce cousins.

GGG Grandfather Henry Fiddler

GGG Grandmother Francis George

Together. Possibly the last picture taken of them.

For more information on the lives of Henry and Francis Fiddler please go to this earlier post in the blog.

GG Grandmother Eldora Fiddler

Here are a few photographs of our GG Grandmother Eldora (Dora)

Our Great Great Grandmother Eldora Fiddler (Wedding Picture)

Eldora Fiddler Pierce just before her death.
Remember this is Grandma Violet's Grandmother

The Fiddlers in America

The first Fidler (Fiedler) in our family line to cross the Atlantic was Johann Gottfried Fidler (Fiedler). He was born in 1689 in the Palantine, Germany. He arrived in America (via England) in 1710. His family was one of the 33 families who rafted down the Susquehanna River, then up the Tupehocken Creek to settle in Berks County (Pa) in 1723. He died in 1749 and is buried at St. Daniel's Church, ("The Corner Church"), Robesonia, Pa. He married Anna Elisabeth Salomon. They had 8 children - 5 sons and 3 daughters.


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