Monthly Archives: January 2011

Will of Franz Samels 15 January, 1886

Good Evening, Tom Cook gave me a copy of Franz Samels will some time ago and permission to post it more recently.  Since the handwriting is difficult to read  I’ve done a transcription and included original words and punctuation as … Continue reading

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Passing it on……

As noted in my last post I was recently awarded the “Ancestor Approved” award.  As part of the award process you’re asked to identify 10 more blogs that you enjoy reading and nominate them for the award.  This I’m very … Continue reading

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We’ve Been “Ancestor Approved”

Echo Hill Farm Weblog has received the “Ancestor Approved” award.  How awesome!  We were awarded this honor via Kathy Reed of  “” a lively and informative blog you’ll want to read.  The award itself was created by Leslie Ann Ballou … Continue reading

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Samels Family Obituaries

I’ve been able to find a number of Samels Family obituaries over the years and want to share them… here they are: PETE SAMELS DIES OF HEART ATTACK Former Merchant of Farmington and Lakeville Drops Dead on Street Peter Samels … Continue reading

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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Map

I thought it might be fun to publish a Luxembourg map showing where our Samels and Nickels ancestral homes were located. Click on the marker near road number “7/A7” to see the location of the Samels home, click on the … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted With My Luxembourger Ancestors

  Flag of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg About 15 years ago I started poking around at the local Family History facility in Lake Stevens, Washington just a few miles from my home, to see what I could learn about … Continue reading

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Descendants of Franz Samels

Information on the descendants of Franz Samels and other Samels family members can be found on Rootsweb’s WorldConnect project,  authored by Tom Cook. Here is an abbreviated descendancy for Franz Samels.  Please remember that any descendancy chart can contain errors … Continue reading

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