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From: "Wayne and Penny" <>
Subject: Re: [GUS-REEB] My Posts to the Gus-Reeb list
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 08:48:36 -0800
Good morning, John:
I am so new on this list and so new, actually, to the research of my Rape ancestors that I can offer no worthy comment about the postings to the list - except to say, I read all of them, print many of them, do not understand often if or how they pertain to my family. You are, indeed, a prince among men and without you I would still be back in the mountains of Georgia struggling with Rachel Melvina's grandfather.
So, I cannot offer any suggestions. These are troubling times, so many things to take our attention and now that Thanksgiving family gatherings and Christmas preparation is imminent, genealogy may be second in command. I could check out books from the library, John, to read our history and go the route you have taken, spending much time in study and half my income for professional researchers to ferret them out. Daily I am aware of the monumental thing you have done. The ancestry locations you outline are not what I expected when I took up the Genealogy search for my Rape "Dutch" ancestors or as some suggested "Black Dutch."
Not to be "wordy," when my neice gave me a copy of her genealogy research for the Sisemore/Sizemore line, she warned me not to wade in too deeply too soon. Not to be deterred or dictated to, I am now over my head in Sisemore/Rape/Fugate(fugatt, etc.); Thompson/Walker/Suttle; Hawkins/Hollingsworth/Callaway and these are just the major lines. LOL. I would settle down to just one line - "focas," they say - but I am afraid I will miss something.
You go, John! My precious mother-in-law had a saying to encourage me and to indicate her support of me. Here, I give it to you - "I will stand behind you 'till your belly is beat blue."
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Reeb" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 6:01 PM
Subject: [GUS-REEB] My Posts to the Gus-Reeb list
> My hope is that the subscribers to the GUS-REEB list
> will now offer me some suggestions and give me some
> some feed back on the list. As most of you probably
> remember at or near the time of the closing of the RFA
> I was asked which list I would post on. At the time I
> thought that much of the problems with the Reeb-Roots
> list was due to confusion among many as the DNA study
> indicated that all Reebs in this country and in Europe
> do not have a common Reeb ancestor. The Reeb-Roots
> list was designed for the purpose of all who trace
> back to the Reeb surname and at the time it was
> started we had no way of knowing that all might not be
> related as we were short on documentation to prove
> otherwise. However, the DNA study indicated that those
> of us whose ancestry does trace back to the area
> between the Vosges Mountains and the area located on
> both banks of the Sarre River are related. This does
> include the descendants of the brothers who have many
> years been known by us as Peter Rape, Augustus Reap
> and Michael Reeb (a.k.a. Reph)who we know were sons of
> Gustavus Reeb. It also includes many who came to this
> country and settled in certain areas who also trace
> back to the same region in present day France. This
> latter group does include many of the Reebs who
> settled in Franklin County, Ohio (Columbus area); some
> of the Reebs who settled in some parts of Illinois,
> Nebraska, Wisconsin, New York, Butler County,
> Pennsylvania, and possibly a few other places in
> smaller numbers. While from time to time I may post
> information which comes into my hands that does
> pertain to Reebs which I know are not our kin but this
> will only be done on the Reeb-Roots list not the
> GUS-REEB List. Even there I will try to always alert
> everyone that I am somewhat familiar with those
> persons and that they are not "Keskastel Reebs,"
> simply using that terminolgy as it seemed to be pretty
> well understood on the Reeb-Roots list to mean the
> area of our own ancestry.
> However, my question to the subscribers of this
> GUS-REEB List is this: Should I post information and
> new findings which pertain to the other "Keskastel"
> Reebs on the Gus-Reeb as well. In other words do you
> want me to post that information only on the
> REEB-ROOTS list and not this one. Again, I am not
> talking about Reeb data which does not pertain to any
> of our known distant relatives but simply those who
> are known to be related to us as determined by DNA
> study. At present my focus is on the Reebs who settled
> in Columbus area (Franklin County), Ohio. I am
> involved in ordering all the civil marriage records of
> Franklin County. This is a large project as it was a
> large county population wise and there have been many
> sur-names added to the genealogy of the Reeb family
> since the immigrant Reebs began arriving there from
> Keskastel in the 184Os, 1850s and years after. For the
> most part I like to post some of the information which
> I find interesting. More than likely it will be my aim
> to send the posts to the Reeb Roots list with an info
> copy to the GUS-REEB list. If you receive these posts
> and are just not interested you can always just hit
> the delete key for those posts which pertained to
> other than GUSTAVUS REEB descendants. However, I want
> to hear if from you all as to what your preferences
> are. Also I would like to hear other suggestions about
> your likes and dislikes and this will be helpful in
> the administering of this list.
> So please give me some feed back and suggestions.
> One other thing some of you who are subscribed to
> REEB-ROOTS list have probably noticed (I don't know
> how you could not have done so)that I have received
> very very little rsponse to my posts to Reeb-Roots
> list. I am very much aware of this because it is my
> opinion that the success or failure of any e-mail list
> depends upon the interest of the subscribers. Most who
> are truly interested usually will respond and offer
> opinions and welcome new information. I am sure that
> all of you feel the same as I do and that is when
> there is no response to my post I can't help but
> wonder if I am offending everyone. I know at times my
> comments are not short enough, not to the point
> enough, and perhaps even boring or in some persons
> view points even obnoxios. However it is really not my
> desire to offend anyone. I admit to be opinionated and
> sometimes too much so. For these shortcomings I regret
> and while I am 71 years of age perhaps it is still not
> too too late to improve. I will seek the help of our
> Creator to do so.
> Hope to hear feed back from all of you. By the way I
> have not heard from our Raye cousin lately...is
> anything wrong?
> John V.
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