Just a reminder that it is getting close to the Traffenstadt-Travelstead Reunion, that will take place on August 7, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in Carmi, IL at the Burrell Woods park. If anyone is still interested please let me know if you will be able to make it. I will need to know how many will be coming with you. You are required to bring a covered dish, and one of your favorite Traffenstadt-Travelstead recipes so we can combine them to make a cook book for next years reunion.
Therefore, if you are in the Christian/Frederick Traffenstadt line, then you maybe related to our little family. Please see the information below:
Caroline Corder is in our family. She was married and her spouse was Oliver Griffith. John Travelstead and Caroline Corder were both from Allen County, KY. Caroline died of Pulinary Oedema also Arteria Sclerosis how long she had it is unknown. Let see if I can get this right. Mary F. Travelstead's parents were John Travelstead and Caroline Corder. Mary's DOB was 07-26-1858 date of death was 08-22-1933. Place of burial is Marshall Cemetery, Emma, IL (Concord is what it is called now) I do hope that this helps.
My relatives live in New Haven, IL. and Carmi, IL. Apparently, my great great great grandmother Mittie Mahala is suppose to be Indian, but I don't know we have not found any proof.My mother is Anna Mae Travelstead, her father was Joseph Tafman Travelstead and he was married to Sarah Margaret Parks Travelstead. They had 10 children together. My gr-grandfather was John Jackson Travelstead. My ancestors are decedents from Christian Traffenstadt and Frederick Traffenstatt. I am related to the Kennedy's also. Lee Kennedy married Lillian Travelstead. Lillian's father was Jack Travelstead and mother was Emma Parks.
Now my line is Jack Travelstead born about 1869, married Feb. 4, 1898 in Emma-White Co. his wife was Annie McDowell her father was Painter McDowell and her mother was Mary Jones, her other spouses was Mr. Farris, George D. Yates. Jack's father was John Travelstead his mother was Caroline Corder or Carlina Carden, other spouses was Linda (Laura) Young, Annie or Emma Parks.
Joseph Tafman Travelstead-my grandfather
born 10-01-1907 married May 07, 1932 in New Haven, IL
died 11-06-1958 died in Illinois State Penitentiary, Pontiac, IL. His wife was Sarah Margurette Parks (my grandmother), I am still learning about my family and this is what I have learned and there is still more. If anyone has more information on this family line I would like to hear from you. There is a family reunion scheduled for August 7th, 2005, if you wish to come please contact me at the email provided or you can call meat 520-544-6120.Or if you have photographs I would really like to see them. I will attach a few photos here so you can see if anyone rings a bell with you. If you have any information for our family book we would like for you to please forward it to me so I may add it to the book. Myself and my family would love to hear from you and about the rest of the family. The reunion will be held in Carmi, IL at Burrows Woods at #3 at 11:00 a.m. until ???. If you can't reach me at the above number you may reach me at 520-465-4716. Can't wait to hear from you. I have some other photos that have no identification and I could use some help. They will be at the reunion for review.
Hope to hear from you.
Sincerely possibly cousins