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There is a destiny that makes us brothers, No one goes his way alone; All that we send into the lives of others, Comes back into our own. Edwin Markham, on brotherhood We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted... Each of us contains within us this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. - Edward Sellner - THE MURMA FAMILY The information was gathered by Walter A. Murma (1918-1981) from family members in the United States and by correspondence with the Lithuanian branch in Vilnius and Australia. Current information on the family has come, via e-mail, from Sigitas Sulcas in Lithuania. Also extensive research by Saralee M Caldwell. THE ENMAN FAMILY All information is from extensive work done by Mildred (Enman) DeNooy, late of Los Angeles, California (Prince Edward Island Archives has 12 binders of information compiled by Mildred), Richard Mark Enman, of Massachusetts, and Norma (Milligan) Falconer, of Ontario, Canada (see "The Enman Family" at tribalpages.com). The McInnis family and the families of the children of Evelyn Enman were researched by Saralee M Caldwell. THE CALDWELL FAMILY Research by Dorcas (Pratt) Caldwell, late of Orange, Texas, and Patricia (DeCuio) Caldwell, of Pennsylvania; this was input into a data base by Susan M Caldwell and can not be retrieved. Sue did a printout before the data was lost and I have worked from that and from a box full of documents she sent me, some original, some copies. Additional research by Saralee M Caldwell. THE CUMMINGS / McINNIS FAMILY From Arlene (Somers) Gillian, of Prince Edward Island, Canada; information and photos left by Mary B (McInnis) Enman, and research by Saralee M Caldwell. THE DE NOOY / DORENBOS / ZISKO FAMILY Information, biographies and photographs from Cathryn (De Nooy) Smyers of Montana, and Karen Lynne Zisko of California. Karen also provided me with a printed genealogy 'The Horak-Pavlicek Families Through the Years' prepared for Richard Zisko by Paul V Kosek, which contains family narrative and photos, but no references. (See photo section) THE GARREHY/DENNEN FAMILY The majority of information came from Dennis Lee Garrehy, a genealogy he prepared in August of 1989. THE HUMMEL FAMILY Historical information is from "A Genealogy of Selected Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Pioneer Families, from the Arrival of the Immigrant Ancestors to the Present Time; Part XI, The Johan Jacob Hummel Family", compiled by Joseph A Meiser, Jr., B.S., Ph.D., Sarah Roadarmel Meiser, and Dorothy Schuck Amerman. Published by the authors 1983. Current family information on the George Phillip Hummel, b. 1727, branch can be found in "The Hommel/Hummel & Lewis Families" on tribalpages.com, research by Michael E. Hommel. THE MacLEOD FAMILY From William MacLeod and Marjorie (Matthews) Bemont, both late of Massachusetts. Two wonderful genealogy and email friends, both missed so very much. THE PHILLIPS FAMILY Information from Veryl Geraldine Cates and from a manuscript entitled "The Ancestry of Paul R. Phillips, compiled by Helen M. Phillips". The manuscript, of which I have a copy, was originally typed with photos, documents, family group sheets and charts. The copy was returned to Mrs. Dean Barnette in 2009. Additional information and research by Saralee M Caldwell. THE PRATT / JEWETT FAMILY All this information was given to me by Susan M Caldwell, of Orange, Texas and/or Dorcas (Pratt) Caldwell, and was prepared, apparently, by one of the children of Charles G. Pratt as references are made as: "dad's second brother" (Thomas Franklin Pratt) "mother's father" (John S. Jewett). This person obviously had access not only to many living persons in 1962, when this hand typed document was prepared, but also access to the family Bible or Bibles. Many family photos provided by Betty Lou (Baker) Honaker from an album kept by Grace L Pratt. Historical research by Saralee M Caldwell. I found a set of photos on ancestry in July 2020 which were posted by PattersonS294; wrote to the gentleman who posted the photos asking where they came from and received the following email: Hi Saralee-this is Steve, I purchase civil war era photo albums that have pictures with names attached so I can build a family tree and put in photos to preserve them forever on ancestry! That way any ancestors in the future will know what they looked like. I purchased this beautiful blue album off EBay from Lincoln, Michigan in May (of 2020). I believe it was Charles G. Pratt’s mother’s album - Nancy Hawks McClure - or it was Charles G. Pratt’s album because he seems to be the focal point of album! Steve THE SCHUCK, DEIBERT and RENTSCHLER FAMILIES From Dorothy (Schuck) Amerman via Dorcas Jean (Pratt) Caldwell. THE SMYERS FAMILY Documents from Norman B Smyers: A short family history written in 1916 by Daniel Laurent Smyers, 1833-1923 (DLS), with several transcriptions which contain errors; letter from Clara (Stahl) Smyers written by her cousin Ludwig, date not legible; letter from Cheryl Lynn (Smyers) Walker (CLW) to Norman Bernard Smyers, b 1943 (NBS) and dated 1 February 1989; notes from Edward Tyszka and Marie (Szumanski) Tyszka. Reference to "History of Daniel Laurent Smyers" copyright 1986 by Cheryl Lynn Walker (location in question). All photos from Norman and Cathryn (De Nooy) Smyers. Additional research by Saralee M Caldwell. THE URBAN FAMILY Sent to Susan Marie Caldwell by Sherry (Witt) Pries. Also emails from Sherry and Charles E Hoffert to Saralee M Caldwell.