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

The Christmas Card Reunion of 2010. Happy Holidays from the Tolleys

The Tolley Family
L to R: Claire held by Brady, Kai, Nicole, and Alivia

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Thanks Nicole for being the first to join An American Dynasty's Christmas Card Reunion for 2010! And her gift, a CD copy of the family history, mailed to her home. Your copy is waiting, free of charge. Just join the reunion.

How is Nicole and her family related to you?
Look Below...... (Click to Enlarge)

Join the 2010 Christmas Card Reunion and Share the Holidays with Family.

If you are related to anyone you see on the top line of the Reunion Relation Chart above, then get your free copy of this family history by sending your Christmas family photo and optional greeting (as in a short letter telling us what your family has been up to this last year) by email (ussvoyager@aol.com) or through the mail;

The Fortress of Solitude
1207 N. 730 E.
Pleasant Grove, UT

Happy Holidays Williamsons, Mattsons, Vercellinos, Pierces, Dennises, Phlegars, Trouts, Fiddlers, Willises, Goodykoontzs, McCrillises, Tornbergs, Carlsdotters, Johansdotters, Georges, Crippens, etc. etc.............


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.


To Honor Our German Lutheran Ancestors

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
Today, one of the finest examples of classic music for orchestra and choir telling the story of Christ. It comes from Bach's St. Matthew Passion. The piece is sung in Bach's native German and enjoyed by millions around the world.

A fine example of our German Lutheran heritage written by the greatest Lutheran composer of all time.