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, November 27, 2011

Holiday Greetings from the Hastie Family, Our 3rd Cousins (Vercellino Line).

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Williamsons / Vercellinos!
Today we get to wear our Vercellino family caps and meet our 3rd cousins. David Hastie found us through this blog and made contact. In his last email he sent a family picture for the blog.

We begin with our Relationship Chart to help you see how we are related through the Vercellino line.
Relationship Chart
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The Hastie children (Diane, David and Suzanne) are our 3rd cousins. Their father Robert is our 2nd cousin once removed. Robert is Dad's (Charles Williamson's) 2nd cousin. We are all the Great Great Grandchildren of Giovanni Vercellino and Catterina Gianetto.

I am always on the search for relatives both alive and deceased. Particularly I'm searching for our Vercellino ancestors here in America and in Italy. Please send an email introducing yourself if you have stumbled across this blog and see a relationship or have information on our Vercellino family.


TheThe Hastie Family. Christmas 2009

Front Row (left to right)
Antonia Stahlbuhk (Grandaughter). Robert Hastie (Father). Betty Lu Haake Hastie (Mother). Diane Hastie Hoover (daughter). Suzanne Hastie Stahlbuhk (daughter).

Back Row (left to right)
Heidi (Joshua's Fiance). Robert Hoover (Diane's Husband). Birger Stahlbuhk (Suzanne's Husband). Joshua Hoover (son of Diane and Bob). David Hastie (son). Thomas Stahlbuhk (Suzanne's son).

In his email David wrote:
Enclosed is our family picture of John and Mabel's only son Robert Benjamin Hastie born in Lead SD 24 April 1924. All alive and doing fine this season.

Our family is fine with posting the attached copy of our family under the Vercellino listing. I've also contacted other Vercellinos: Carol (Srack) teaching high school in TX and Dave both graduates of TA&MU, and Susan Vercellino a screen writer in Santa Monica CA. She co-wrote Quiet Cool. I've directed them to your website and I hope they will get in touch.

I also have other family pictures and items to post for Vercellino/ Hastie/ etc. Note that our Hastie line goes back to Pehr (Pietari or Peter) HASTI who died in Tervola, Finland. He was possibly from Kemi and was a horse trader. Youngest son Matti born in Tervola 1835 and I have so much more... I need to show this site to parents and be able to load stuff onto the blog. Not sure the connection with the Hastie in the British Islands, but must read and research more. Please pass a copy to Leslie and Evelyn Configliacco and the Hastie's wish them Happy Holidays. We don't get back to the Hills much.

With Love to all -
David John Hastie

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