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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 tenous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Tribute to our Family's Lutheran Heritage

Luther Attempted to Reform Catholic Doctrine and Practices and in the
end, started a faith of his own.

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
Before turning in for the night I thought I'd post a musical tribute to the faith of our Lutheran ancestors. Our family's religious history is rich in Lutheran traditions through the Mattson Swedish lines to the Williamson Phlegar and Goodykuntz German lines.

In keeping true to their worship I found an old Lutheran hymn they would all have known. It had to be a popular hymn sung during Sunday services.

I think I found just the hymn (not being Lutheran so this is a best guess). The hymn is called "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" and is sung here in German.

Simply,
Victor


New Information on Great Great Uncle Archer Glen Williamson

The Family of George Matthew and Margaret Ann Williamson

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Williamsons,
In yesterday's post I mentioned wanting to learn more about Great Grandfather William Jonathan Williamson's brothers and sisters. Today I can report a bit of luck. I found our 1st cousins twice removed from Great Great Uncle Archer Glen Williamson. He and his wife Mamie had ten children. I found additonal information on the children of cousin Vera. It is all located in the chart above (click on the chart to enlarge). The chart is missing one of the children. According to Ancestry.Com there is still one living child of Archer and Mamie. Because this person is living their information is not given.


Again, if anyone has information on any of the other brothers and sisters please let me know, and if any of you live near or in Douglas Wyoming, you may want to contact the Reeves family and let them know of your kinship.

ALSO,
We are approaching graduation season. I'd like to know if anyone in our distant family is graduating from high school or college this year. If so, please share the news with all of us. If you can a photo would be very much appreciated along with a paragraph or two about this cousin. Let's celebrate educational achievements in our family.
Yes, spoken by a teacher and Pat will back me up on this I'm sure, being a former educator herself!

Simply,
Victor