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
John "Jack" Brode
Eugene Brode m. Catherine Hain
Nancy Brode m. James Barron
2) Mildred Elizabeth Brode*, b. 13 FEB 1910, m. Lamont Charles Smith
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
Edward "Butch" Brode
4) Martin Luther Brode, b. 3 SEP 1912, d. 15 DEC 1993, m. Rita Noonan
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
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)