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Wanting to leave as much information about my ancestors to my children,
grandchildren, nieces and nephews I began my research in 1996. It has been a
journey that gave me a lot of insight into the many trials and tribulations my
ancestors had to endure. It also surprised me to find that I was born and
raised right in the same area where most of my ancestors had settled after
came to America. I too walked the fields and many of the roads they too had
My husband and daughter Lisa got involved in the research. All three of
us along with Lisa`s little girl Jena(then 18 months old)would spend time
searching cemeteries, libraries, and courthouses. We ran into many deadends
we also found many treasures of information that I have tried to preserve for
future generations to enjoy.
This gravestone of my 4th greatgrandfather Andrew(Reim)Ream is located int eh
Ream Cemetery at Ursina, Pa. He served a tour of duty as a Captain of the
Company of the Second Class, Third Battalion, Lancaster County Malitia, at
Lancaster Pennsylvania for the purpose of guarding British prisoners according
to the evidence of a Muster roll dated August 21, 1781.
This photo contains a flag and shell casings that was presented to the family
members of Jacob Minerd at the dedication of his Revolutionary Grave Marker
ceremony on July 2003. Below is a picture of the grave marker.
MEMBER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Tracing my ancestors has given me the opportunity to trace back and prove my
direct line ancestors who were involved in the Revolutionary War. On December
8, 2001 I became a member of the (DAR)Daughters of the American Revolution.
above photo and information is about my primary member Andrew Ream. In May
I added Jacob Minerd as a supplemental member to my list of patriots. I plan
add others as I am able to prove my direct line to them.
LIST OF PATRIOTS
Captain of the Company of the Second Class, Third Battalion, Lancaster County
During the American Revolution he was a member of a Berks County Militia.
His service records show him on the muster roll of Militia Flying Camp,
Rangers, ect., 1776, Northampton County Pa., also the muster roll, Captain
Rudies Company, Northampton County, Pa. and Flying Camp, 1776, He was listed
among the privates.
He served in Braddock`s Army, escaped the Indians, then served in the
Revolutionary War with the rank of Captain, as a scout and messenger.
He served in the Revolutionary War as a private.
JOHANN JACOB WHIPKEY
more research needed
In my research of Revolutionary War ancestors I discovered that my 5th
Greatgrandfather Johann Eberhardt(Riehm)Ream had four sons and eight grandsons
that served in the Revolutionary War. They are as follows:
Son Andrew Ream-LCol.Pa.
Son Tobias Ream-Pvt.Pa
Son Matthias Ream-Pvt.Pa
Son Johann Jacob Ream Sr.-PS Pa.
Grandson Samuel Ream-Pvt.Pa.
Grandson Issac Ream-Pvt.Pa
Grandson Daniel Ream-Pvt.Pa.
Grandson Abraham Ream-Pvt.Pa.
Grandson Henry Ream-PS Wgn. Lt. Pa
Grandson John Frederick Ream-Pvt.Pa.
Grandson Abraham Ream-Pvt.Pa.
Grandson Andrew Ream-Pvt.DRM Pa.
OUR FAMILY`S CONNECTION TO THE WAR 1812
The gravestone of Owen Hawker my husband`s grgrgrandfather. It was said that
was a soldier in the War of 1812(yet no record is found)and that he was
wounded in the leg, and in his old age(being very heavy)when getting in or out
of his bed was greatly inconvenienced and would say unbecoming things against
the British for wounding him.
OUR FAMILY`S CONNECTION TO THE CIVIL WAR
The gravesite of Vinnie Ream Hoxie at Arlington National Cemetery in
Washington DC. Vinnie is my 3rd cousin three times removed. What makes Vinnie
so special is the fact that in 1870 she sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln
that stands in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC at the age of 18. Below is
a picture of that statue. To read more about Vinnie click on the above picture.
The fullsize true-to-life statue of Abraham Lincoln sculpted in white marble
as it stands in the Capitol Rotunda. In 1866, Congress wanted a statue of
Lincoln and voted to give the young woman a chance to make the work. Vinnie
became the first woman and the youngest artist to receive a U.S. Government
commission for a statue.
The gravetone of my husband`s grgrandfather Thomas D. Hawker who served in the
Civil War from 7/1861-8/1865 in Co. A. 1st WV Calvary.
OUR FAMILY`S CONNECTION TO WORLD WAR I
My husband`s father William Hawker served in the US Army during World War I.
OUR FAMILY`S CONNECTION TO WORLD WAR II
My husband`s brother Frederick Hawker served in the US Navy aboard the USS
James O`Hara in World War II.
My husband`s brother Ralph Hawker served in the US Navy aboard the USS Compton
in World War II.
OUR FAMILY`S CONNECTION TO THE KOREAN WAR
My husband Jack D. Hawker at the young age of 18 when he served in the US Navy
aboard the USS Timbalier AVP 54 in the Korean War from 7/1949-4/1953.
Ancestors of ****** Note: for privacy reasons names of living persons are excluded.
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