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The Tuning's of Idaho and South Dakota

Updated January 16, 2001

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The Idaho/South Dakota Tuning's....
My Maternal Grandparents were both born and raised in South Dakota. They met through my Grandpa's sister and were married in Augest of 1959. After having their three children, they moved to New Mexico where my Grandpa baught and ran Service Stations and a successful Avation business. They lived there only a few years before moving to Boise, Idaho in 1970. They had always noticed the other Tuning names in the phone books, but were never quite sure if there were any relation. Then about eight or nine years ago, a soft spoken gentleman called my home and asked for my Mom. She was not there at the time, so he asked if I was related to her. After explaining to him who I was, he began to tell me a story about how we were related. At first, I wasn't quite sure what to think. I always figured that they had to be family somewhere down the line, because I had never thought Tuning was a very common name. Then he asked me about my Great-Grandfather Frank. That is when I knew for sure that this man knew what he was talking about. I was excited from then on because the only family that I knew about was just my Grandpa's side. I didn't even know if his Dad had any brother's or sister's. With what information he had given me, I informed the rest of our family and we attended a family reunion that was set for that summer. It was really neat being able to meet all of these relatives you didn't know you had! We have kept in contact with that side of the family now, but were never able to purchase the book that had been made for the Tuning side. So with the help of this page and some very nice family members, I was able to get some really great information. So, if you have anymore information reguarding the Tuning Family, please write me. I also plan on posting some information on my other family lines when I have that. Thanks again for all of your help!
My Geneology home page has been a great sucess! This page helped me come in contact with some distant cousins that gave me the information to finish my research on the Tuning side of the family. Thank you so much! I am still gathering all of the information for my line. As soon as I receive it, I will get it to those whom I have promised it. Now I am in search of my Great-Grandmother Tuning's side of the family. Her name was
Emma "Clara" Renkel Tuning B: April 9th 1900 D: 1988
I do not have much information on her except that her brother's name was Henry and that her family came over from Germany in the late 1890's.

If you have any leads for me please e-mail me at
Monique "Tuning" Papenfuss

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