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From: Cedar & Stone <>
Subject: Brethren Coincidences
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 20:55:39 -0400
No this is NOT coincidence, it is our ancestors finally getting us to pay attention to the clues they keep leaving
and we ignore due to paying attention to life's present day distractions. Haven't you ever noticed the
serendipitous or divine intervention events of your research? Like the book falling open to the page with your
anceestors? or the microfilm left on the table that says "read me"? Or the connection between all those old
tombstones and how they match up with the same kind of old tombstone complete with carvings at some other family
cems you "have" to see? how about the lines you did not want to follow but kept accruing data on turn out to be
your 5th g-grandparents relatives? My best work used to be the hunches that now 10 years later I can see in fact by
the land tracts--just wish I had paid more attention when I was able to research all of them. Not logical then!
Wish I could find someone to calmly explain this "psychic" rooting to me and how it relates to the River
Brethren attitudes of some of the Brethren who had as occupation a miller and a weaver. Would be very happy to say
one day that yes dear ancestors we really did learn this from you but it took 200 years to find it from Swartzenau
or from Bern Switzerland. Seems too illogical and sorta anti-Brethren to me but maybe it is just like what split
the Beissel group from the Mack group, the Engel group from the Becker group, or the Leatherman group from the
Saylor and Stoner and Albaugh group of Frederick Co. I know, I know the logical answer really is that they were
persecuted and did not like the laws from English landlords right?
Do not forget a little discussion on York Co Pa Brethren ancestors in your book, along with mention of Jacob
Snider of near Middleburg MD--just close enough to the Monocacy Road of Danner, the COB places of worship like Pipe
Creek and Beaver Dam, and that whole collection of Carroll Co Brethren that followed to Frederick Co then to
Washington Co MD and then to Ohio--the ones that many call Lutheran or United Brethren but are NOT. Like Snider,
Puterbaugh, Miller, Bollinger, Leatherman, and many too numerous to think of these days when life is just plain too
busy for genie!
Try finding similarities to migration like the many lines that left Washington Co MD, ignoring the Waynesboro
bunch, travelled up to Brother's Valley and then over to OH by the upper route too.
Good luck on the book and the research.
Life is NOT a coincidence it is just maybe enough lines and enough years of research are making you notice things
that were there all along, and we decided not to take the "bump" the ancestors kept giving.. Regards, Karen
Arthur H Laube wrote:
> Do you believe in coincidences? I am busting my chops trying to get our
> memorial to my wifes Bowser grandmother to the printer and little added
> notes, almost trivial, seem to keep popping up.
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