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Every family member interested in updating this blog is welcomed to participate. Anybody can read and post to the blog without any special invitations and we can have up to 100 authors, so let's make this a place to share information. Just email Barb Landis ( and I'll add you to the "invite" list. You can move information around, add text boxes, edit information, change colors, and add photos. This is for all of us to keep up with the planning.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our great / great-great grandpa

Found a bio of Fred Schoen in an old Washtenaw County History. It's been scanned and digitized and is available on line. This is our ancestor!



  1. Nice find, Barb. Hmmmmmmmmmm ,, he was born in 1865, and dies at 81 in 1901??????? Somehow, I'm not convinced of the reliability of THAT information............

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  3. It was Fred W's FATHER who passed away in 1901, not Fred W. Did you see that Fred W was a "stanch" Republican? Is that the past tense of "stench?" Our g-g-grandpa did not stink! Somebody missed an important vowel there. He was a "STAUNCH" Republican, our grandpa. I love how they included political persuasions in these biographical annals.

  4. Very interesting. I am hoping we can find some articles about our Reppenhagen relatives too!