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Archive for March, 2013

Summary of the Dunn Winter Writings

Hello, I was going to write this summary later in the week, but Winter just won’t let go up here in the mountains of South Central Pa.   So, I’ll do it today while the wind howls and the snow blows.  I have to wait until the compost piles thaws  so I can fertilize the orchard […]

Thomas, Andrew, Martha, and Mary Dunn

Hello,  This will be the final narrative family history essays of my winter writing project.  Next week I’ll do a summation of what I learned (I am astounded by all the grandchildren Old William had, and many of them also had children). THOMAS HENRY DUNN – 1857-1943 As I wrote before, my paternal great-grandfather’s, and […]

William P.Dunn and John S. Dunn

William(2) P. Dunn and Martha Cecelia n. Beach Dunn William (2) 1852-1905 was the eldest son of William (1) Dunn and Magdalena Senneger.  William (2) married Martha in 1857 at the Newry Lutheran Church.  The Beach family lived in Duncansville.  They had no children but family researchers report that they did help raise some of […]

Roman Dunn and His Brother Robert Dunn

Roman (aka Bird, Fogel, and Sennenger) was the elder of two young sons that Magdalena Sennenger brought into widower William Dunn’s household.  I too was raised by a step-father, and like Roman I got out of that house as soon as I could.  Roman ‘ran away’ to the Civil War, and joined up at 17 […]

My Johnstown, Cambria, Pa. “Dunn Connections”

Last week I wrote about the mostly Altoona born grandchildren of James Bradley Dunn and Joseph Milton Dunn, sons of William Dunn and and Mary McCloskey.  When I was a boy in Ambridge, Pa., I never heard that I had relatives from Altoona.  I hope to some day meet some of my distant cousins in […]