|Posted on July 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM|
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit two Weller siblings and scan some of their family photos, special memories, and local treasures.
First, I visited with Ruth and Eugene Garner. Ruth is the daughter of the late William Ralph and Grace Elizabeth (Riley) Weller. Eugene is the son of the late Homer and Della May (Brumbaugh) Garner.
They each had a photo album dedicated to their individual families. Ruth's mother was a sister to my husband's grandfather, so I was able to scan a lot of Riley family photos as well as her Weller line. Eugene is a member of the Garner and Brumbaugh families. He had a lot of photos of the Brumbaugh Mansion where his family lived, and where he and Ruth started out when they were first married.
The next day, I visited with Ruth's older brother, John Weller. John is also a son of the late William Ralph and Grace Elizabeth (Riley) Weller. John was married to Janet Louise (Boyer) Weller. John is well known in the Marklesburg area, where he was the James Creek post master for many years prior to retirement. He also worked at the Brumbaugh Store in Marklesburg as a young man.
John shared his love of local history with me during our visit. I not only scanned his family photos, but I also learned the story behind each family and photo. He shared photos from the Weller, Riley, Boyer, Speck, Kyler, and Hetrick families.
To see the new photos that I added from my visit with Ruth, Eugene, and John, please click on the "Recently Added" button on the Photos and Obits page.
I want to send out a special thank you to the Weller families who shared their family photos, as well as the Weller family who watched my son while I visited so I could do what I love!