europe_1740Neuschwanstein-Castle-Bavaria-GermanyCastle~GermanyDubuque, Iowa

My maternal grandparents, Harry William Linderman and Phyllis Eugenia (Palen) Linderman in 1930’s, Dubuque, Iowa.



Land in south eastern Germany, and former Duchy, Electorate and Kingdom, and one of the longest lasting political units in European history, though its borders have changed.

The present Land of Bavaria (Bayern) stretches northwards from the Allgäuer, Bayerischer and Salzburger Alps to lands beyond the River Main.   In the northwestern corner is the city of Aschaffenburg on the River Main;  in the northeast are the upper waters of the Rivers Saale and Eger (Ohøe in Czech), which are tributaries of the Elbe and so flow to the North Sea;  in the southeast are the Alps around Berchtesgaden;  in the southwest Bavaria has some miles of shore on Lake Constance (Bodensee), the lake through which the Rhine flows.

The rains that fall on the greater part of the Land however flow not to the North but to the Black Sea.   The Danube flows across…

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Bodine’s Bridge, Montgomery, Orange County, New York.

Bodine's Bridge, Montgomery, Orange County, New York.

Bodine’s Bridge carries NY 211 across the Wallkill River, a mile (1.6 km) south (west by the highway’s signed direction) of the village of Montgomery, New York, USA, near Orange County Airport. At 340 feet (103 m) in length, the steel through truss is the longest bridge along Route 211. The current bridge was built in 1933, and reconstructed in 1970.

My maternal fifth great grandparents moved in 1790 to Montgomery, New York from Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Mother’s Funeral at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, Texas, March 2012

All the cousins made possible because of Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill and Leroy Eugene Frederick. Daniel Renz, standing behind Keli— with Jason FallinCraig Moore,Sarah MooreKeli DanielsDrew VanderfordJustin VanderfordJoseph FrederickRobin Sira Brant,Stefanie Hyden Bush and Johnathan Frederick atOaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, TX.Jean Mancill funeral, March 2012, Somerville, TX