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Jeffrey Vitter
New Orleans | United States
Post # 39
04-13-2021 | 06:57 PM

Re: your guestbook

Hi, Juergen,

Welcome to our site, and thanks for the guestbook entry! Good luck as you set up yours.

I found your site on the web and saw that you have several relatives in Louisiana, which could be another connection between our families, along with a possible Pilgrim connection. The Pilgrim and Louisiana lines are likely distinct, though! wink

-- Jeff

Juergen Amling posted on 04-13-2021 | 01:25 PM:

your guestbook

Hi,
I got to your website thru your post on the "tngusers2" mailing list about setting up a guestbook. It sounds very interesting and I think I will try it.

But beside your guestbook I looked over the opening page of your website and found that you have John Howland who was on the Mayflower in your familytree. My son-in-law Jeffrey Kennell thru his mother is a direct descendant of Myles Standish. So since both must have lived a while together in that area our family might be somewhere somehow intertwined. I will have to take a closer look at your tree, which right on the first look is very impressive. Mine is way not as extensive but still might be interesting for some. If you like to take a look at it, I'll send you a link to it you might find it interesting. I fully understand that you don't want a link in these email.

Good luck with your research.
Juergen Amling
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Juergen Amling
Opelousas, LA | USA
Post # 38
04-13-2021 | 01:25 PM

your guestbook

Hi,
I got to your website thru your post on the "tngusers2" mailing list about setting up a guestbook. It sounds very interesting and I think I will try it.

But beside your guestbook I looked over the opening page of your website and found that you have John Howland who was on the Mayflower in your familytree. My son-in-law Jeffrey Kennell thru his mother is a direct descendant of Myles Standish. So since both must have lived a while together in that area our family might be somewhere somehow intertwined. I will have to take a closer look at your tree, which right on the first look is very impressive. Mine is way not as extensive but still might be interesting for some. If you like to take a look at it, I'll send you a link to it you might find it interesting. I fully understand that you don't want a link in these email.

Good luck with your research.
Juergen Amling
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans, Louisiana | USA
Post # 37
04-12-2021 | 10:03 AM

Re: Guest Book

Hi, Pete,

Thanks for the compliment! I posted a description of how to install myPHP Guestbook for TNG sites on the wiki. You can access it at

https://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/ index.php/ Guestbook_using_myPHP_Guestbook

PHP knowledge definitely helps. Good luck!

-- Jeff

Peter Farrow posted on 04-06-2021 | 03:57 AM:

Guest Book

Hi
I followed a link from the forum to see your guest book, I have a site but am really struggling as i don't understand php.
I am really impressed with your site as it looks so easy to navigate. I am really jealous of your skill.
Regards
Pete
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Peter Farrow
Bournemouth | United Kingdom
Post # 36
04-06-2021 | 03:57 AM

Guest Book

Hi
I followed a link from the forum to see your guest book, I have a site but am really struggling as i don't understand php.
I am really impressed with your site as it looks so easy to navigate. I am really jealous of your skill.
Regards
Pete
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans | USA
Post # 35
03-30-2021 | 08:18 PM

Re: SAUGUET descent from Casteide-Candau

Didier,

Thanks so much for the nice note and the ancestral chart you sent last month. You and your family are now in our family tree! You and I are connected via your 3rd cousin 1x removed, Marie-Eulalie Périé, who was born in Casteide-Candau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. She married Adrien Feugas, who is related to me two ways since his parents Pierre Feugas dit Grit and Marthe Bordès were 1st cousins 1x removed: Adrien Feugas is my 3rd cousin 2x removed as well as my 4th cousin 1x removed.

Pierre Feugas dit Grit's paternal grandparents were André Feugas dit Heugas and Marthe Lafitte, who were also paternal grandparents of Marthe Bordès' mother Jeanne Feugas dit Baratnau, and they were my 4th great uncle and aunt. André Feugas dit Heugas' parents were my 4th great grandparents Jean Feugas dit Heugas and Madeleine Lamarque dite Manescau of Mascouette, Hagetaubin, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Madeleine Lamarque dite Manescau was originally from Uzan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, where many of my maternal ancestors came from. (You can read about Uzan in the history " Après le « Aha! moment » (et avant aussi ! )" on the Relativity Research page.

I hope we get to meet sometime. Now that the pandemic is easing and we are vaccinated, Sharon and I look forward to traveling again. We spent two sabbatical years in France: one in the Latin Quarter in Paris and one in Valbonne in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. And my sister Donna lives half each year in Paris in the 17ème.

Amicalement,
-- Jeff

didier GHISLAIN posted on 02-14-2021 | 03:01 AM:

SAUGUET descent from Casteide-Candau

I am very happy to have been able to meet you, as a descendant of the SAUGUET family from casteide-candau in France.
My great-grandmother Jeanne SAUGUET is a daughter of spouses Armand SAUGUET and Isabelle FAGET.
See you soon,
Didier

[Ancestral chart image not included; see original message 14 Feb 2021]
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans | USA
Post # 34
03-29-2021 | 04:19 PM

It was great to hear from y'all Thursday and glad you had a chance to visit the genealogy site! We hope we can arrange another winery tour sometime soon and maybe a Roots Festival.

Btw we have 96 people in our family tree whose last name at birth was Thomas. I think most are on Sharon's side. Y'all may be related!

Good luck to Collin on his new job in Texas.

Best,
-- Jeff

Becky and John Thomas posted on 03-26-2021 | 02:59 PM:

Wow, the Vitter-Weaver website is amazing and we have to say inspirational. We hope to dig into our family history sometime soon.
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans | USA
Post # 33
03-29-2021 | 04:08 PM

Re: Thank you for the information on our family!

Philip, great to hear from you and to hear more about the Tinney family! We've added some more info about your family to the tree on vitter.org.

We'd love to get your help in getting names/places/dates/events about the younger generations in your family, such as kids, siblings, nephews and nieces, grandkids, grand nephews and nieces, etc. We don't display personal info of living people on the public website (other than names) unless requested by the person, but the more info you can send us, the better. You can email us at jsv@vitter.org.

You might try communicating also with Jara Dubroca Roux, jeffnjara@roux.org, whose mother is Irma Rose Tinney. She's compiled lots of genealogical info about the Tinney family.

All the best,
-- Jeff

Philip Vaello posted on 03-11-2021 | 08:23 PM:

Thank you for the information on our family!

My Father William F Vaello/ Grandson of William A Tinney son of Bertha Lee Tinney and he told me about the other family in Louisiana and I spent time at the ranch with Aunt Daisy and heard her stories about the Bandits, Indian attacks and a Great grandfather that left and had a family but I did not know the other family was as large as it is! I thank you for the hard work putting all this together and if you would like I will be happy to help in any way!
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Becky and John Thomas
Kansas | USA
Post # 32
03-26-2021 | 02:59 PM

Wow, the Vitter-Weaver website is amazing and we have to say inspirational. We hope to dig into our family history sometime soon.
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Sharon Weaver Vitter
New Orleans
Post # 31
03-25-2021 | 11:34 PM

Re: Eli Kinsinger Brought Me Here!

Rhonda, glad to hear from you! Welcome to vitter.org. And good luck with your genealogical searching.

In our tree, Eli Kinsinger is the brother-in-law of Magdalena Plank, who is the niece of Joseph Weaver, my 3x great uncle.

Btw, sometimes Plank is written Blank and vice versa. Do you know how she spelled it?

You can get lots of info on Annabaptist genealogy on saga-omii.org.

It's a coincidence you're from Colorado Springs. We just drove by there early this morning on our way back from visiting our daughter Jillian in Denver.

All the best,
Sharon

Rhonda Kinsinger Wray posted on 03-25-2021 | 10:41 AM:

Eli Kinsinger Brought Me Here!

While tracing my Kinsinger relatives back to Germany, I stumbled across your site and my great-great-grandparents, Eli and Susanna. I will spend more time figuring out how we are all connected. This obviously represents a lot of hard work. Nice job!
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Rhonda Kinsinger Wray
Colorado Springs | USA
Post # 30
03-25-2021 | 10:41 AM

Website rating: 5 of 5 stars
Eli Kinsinger Brought Me Here!

While tracing my Kinsinger relatives back to Germany, I stumbled across your site and my great-great-grandparents, Eli and Susanna. I will spend more time figuring out how we are all connected. This obviously represents a lot of hard work. Nice job!
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Philip Vaello
Cypress, TX | USA
Post # 29
03-11-2021 | 08:23 PM

Thank you for the information on our family!

My Father William F Vaello/ Grandson of William A Tinney son of Bertha Lee Tinney and he told me about the other family in Louisiana and I spent time at the ranch with Aunt Daisy and heard her stories about the Bandits, Indian attacks and a Great grandfather that left and had a family but I did not know the other family was as large as it is! I thank you for the hard work putting all this together and if you would like I will be happy to help in any way!
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didier GHISLAIN
ORBEC - Normandie | FRANCE
Post # 28
02-14-2021 | 03:01 AM

SAUGUET descent from Casteide-Candau

I am very happy to have been able to meet you, as a descendant of the SAUGUET family from casteide-candau in France.
My great-grandmother Jeanne SAUGUET is a daughter of spouses Armand SAUGUET and Isabelle FAGET.
See you soon,
Didier
Upload: 02-14-2021
Upload: 02-14-2021
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Kerry Knodle
Rockford, IL
Post # 27
02-07-2021 | 05:39 AM

Website rating: 5 of 5 stars
Inspiring!

We seem to have connected through the Swiss Anabaptist listserve, and upon experiencing your website, I now see what will occupy my next-oh- 5 years! I am deeply appreciative of the depth of research you have done, and of the creativity you show in how you make that research available.

I look forward to cross-walking our research on the Weavers and Kauffmans, and to learning from each other going forward.

Bravo!
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Wolfgang
Remscheid | Germany
Post # 26
12-23-2020 | 11:11 AM

Wishing Wonderful Christmas Holidays

Hi Jeff

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year 2021 and stay healthy.
Upload: 12-23-2020
Upload: 12-23-2020

Best regards from Germany.
Wolfgang
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Karen Vitter Landry
Baton Rouge, LA
Post # 25
12-20-2020 | 07:01 PM

Genealogy

This is awesome! I always wondered how exactly I was related to Jeff’s family and how my family was related to the Lee’s and Phillips families! Thanks Jeff so very much for sharing!
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elvira kupfer schukat
pensacola | usa
Post # 24
12-08-2020 | 02:59 AM

cared for Dr. Raymond B. Squires and Dr. Gretchen Squires

Never, ever will I forget Dr. Gretchen, I still have some of her paintings, I was with her, holding her hand in her final hours. I simply can not forget or put it out of my mind. She suffered so much, only I know, I was with her day and night. Her dignity was taken from her because of everything she was exposed to. In her final days, she was unable to speak, move around but we communicated via eye blinking. The only way for me to find out what she wanted and needed. I ask the question and 2 blinks meant yes, when she kept her eyes closed it meant no. I still miss her very much and I am upset that her photo is not on display among all the other Physicians pictures at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola Fl. She was the first female Pathologist in charge at Baptist, she also treated the poor patients at former University Hospital free of charge. I sometimes wonder what ever happened to the Art Classes (painting) that she started in Pensacola. I guess, I am the only person beside her family that remembers her. I also cared for her husband Dr. Raymond B. Squires and was with him until he past away. Unfortunately, after his second open heart surgery he was never informed that he had a heart attack during surgery and it damaged his heart muscle. He did not know and continued using his gym equipment daily. Nobody told him that he should take it easy and relax, but he continued with his exercise equipment daily. It killed him. His best friend and Physician knew about it, but told him in his final hours. I never forget how upset Dr. Squires was when he was informed. He wanted to change his living Will, it was to late. But he told me a joke just before he past away...he never got to the punch line...I miss both, very much, I am now 77 years old, still thinking about the lovely couple I was able to attend and made their passing somewhat comfortable. Love Elvira
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Jeffrey Vitter
New Orleans | United States
Post # 23
11-04-2020 | 08:26 PM

Kåre,

Takk for hjelpen med oversettelsene for nettstedet.

-- Jeff

Kåre posted on 11-04-2020 | 07:58 PM:

Looks great Jeff!
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Kåre
Oslo | Norway
Post # 22
11-04-2020 | 07:58 PM

Looks great Jeff!
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Pamela Jeanne St Raymond
Radiant Virginia | USA
Post # 21
10-19-2020 | 08:21 PM

Thank you for sharing this incredible work!
It will certainly be treasured by all !
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Philip André St Raymond
Scottsdale, AZ | USA
Post # 20
10-12-2020 | 10:51 PM

Thank you for your lifetime labor of love putting this fantastic genealogy together!
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