Thank you for sharing your information! :) I really appreciate knowing Rebecca's surname, where she and Christian were born, and that they also had a child named Christopher; as well as the details of Lewis Brode's family! Apparently, all the Brode men were hunters!
Do you know where Christian and Rebecca are buried, by any chance?
I descend through George Franklin Brode (b. 1854, d. 1936) and his wife Sarah "Sadie" Dodson (b. 1858, d. 1950; daughter of Jesse Smith Dodson and Lucy Ann Kleckner).
They had a daughter Elizabeth Brode that was listed in their household in the 1890 census directory, a son named Jesse Brode for whom I have no dates, son Edward Franklin "Nates" Brode* (b. 6 SEP 1880 Tamaqua, d. 17 JUN 1969), son Charles W. Brode (b. 1889, d. 1910 of "fever" on train taking him to his first spring training for the Philadelphia A's), and daughters Bertha Irene Brode (b. 15 MAY 1891 Tamaqua, d. 3 JUN 1971, m. Clifford Rarick) and Jenny Dodson Brode (b. 20 JUL 1893 Tamaqua, d. 17 JUL 1972, m. James Gallagher).I remember Jenny and Bertha because my grandmother used to take care of them in their last years.
Edward Franklin "Nates" Brode married Elizabeth Lucinda Walbert (b. OCT 1890 PA, d. in Michigan; daughter of Martin Luther Walbert and Elizabeth Verdila "Verdila" Burkey) and they had the following children: 1) John Franklin Brode, b. 2 FEB 1909, d. 30 JUL 1995, m. Gladys Edmonds children - John "Jack" Brode Shirley Brode Eugene Brode m. Catherine Hain Nancy Brode m. James Barron
2) Mildred Elizabeth Brode*, b. 13 FEB 1910, m. Lamont Charles Smith children - Lamont "Sonny" Smith (drowned at age 14 or 15 during a Boy Scouting event) William Donald "Donald" Smith m. Alice Williams Kenneth Karl Smith m. Mary Johnson Lee Francis Smith m. Judy Neal Edward Smith m. Virginia Meece Edward Smith (stillborn) Robert Franklin Smith* m. Darlene Oakley
3) Charles Edward Brode, b. 19 SEP 1911, d. 10 MAR 1995, m. Elizabeth Belsack children - Charles Brode Edward "Butch" Brode
4) Martin Luther Brode, b. 3 SEP 1912, d. 15 DEC 1993, m. Rita Noonan children - Janet Brode m. Jospeh Dunn Judy Brode m. Don Kellner Martin Luther, Jr.
5) Wesley George Brode, b. 15 DEC 1913, d. 30 MAR 1989, m. Mae Wetzel children - Joan Brode Charles Brode
I descend through Mildred E. Brode and Lamont C. Smith's son Robert Franklin Smith, b. 3 JUL 1945 in Tamaqua. He married Darlene Ann Oakley, and they had the following children: Lisa June Smith (born Lisa Wien, adopted by Bob and Darlene), b. 1967 Audrey Lynne Smith, b. 1968 (me) Robert Lamont Smith, b. 1971 Jennifer Smith, stillborn 1973 Kathlene Dawn Smith, b. 1974 Elizabeth Ann Smith, b. 1977 (fraternal twin) Heather Lee Smith, b. 1977 (fraternal twin)