And the Question of the Week is… could you sketch your family tree?
My answer is after the cut…
Probably not while I’m still half-asleep, but I’ll try.
My parents: Alice B. Haldeman and Jack C. Haldeman II
Maternal grandparents: Edward Krieg and Beatrice Krieg
… … … whoa. Embarrassing. That’s about as far as I can get with that side of the family. I do have it written down, but have just spent ten minutes searching and can’t find the book OK, found the book, but was apparently smoking crack when I was listening to my grandmother. I have listed a Great-great-great-grandfather on my mother’s father’s side, William Steger, who moved to teh US from Germany in the 1860’s, and was a homeopathic physician. Also a Frank Krieg, no dates, who came from Bavaria. AHA! Score! Parents of Edward Krieg were Joseph Robert Charles Krieg and Ruby Angelena Albauch (what a pretty name!). Parents of Beatrice Alice Arnold Krieg were Harrison Morton McComas Arnold and Alice Belle Gray. Harrison’s parents were Franklin Pierce Arnold and Clemensa (“Miss Minnie”) Amanda West. Parents of Alice Belle were William Gray and Alice Bell. Father of Franklin Pierce was James Madison Arnold. And that really is all I have.
Paternal grandparents: Jack Carroll Haldeman and Lorena (NMI) Spivey Haldeman
It appears that Uncle Joe and I are going to have to write some shit down the minute he gets back home, because while I remember a ton of stories about that side of the family, I’m drawing a blank on most names. I thought I had that family bible, but cannot find it so perhaps I don’t. Jack’s parents were William Otto Haldeman and Roberta Fields Haldeman. I do not think I ever knew G-ma’s (Lorena’s) parents names; only that she loved her mother very much and was devastated to watch her die slowly as she lived with them (Alzheimer’s? Parkinson’s?). Rumor has it that a generation or two back, the last name was McCoy, of the Hatfields and McCoys. I don’t know how true that is.