In­for­ma­tive Orth col­umns much ap­pre­ci­ated

The Hamburg Area Item - - Local News - — Eleanor Dreibel­bis Mertz­town Dear Richard Orth, A Look Back in His­tory colum­nist

Your in­for­ma­tion have been in­ter­est­ing after I got my grand­son to set up my CD ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The num­ber of chests the Biebers com­pleted was awe­some. I am pleased to be a de­scen­dant of the pi­o­neer Ge­orge Bieber and the ex­tended fam­ily.

Also, I am a de­scen­dant of the Ja­cob Sharadin fam­ily and the chest with that name in­scribed on the front of it. Still more ex­cite­ment.

This past week in the Pa­triot, you showed scrivener work done in the his­toric Keim home. Again, this was ex­cit­ing be­cause I am a de­scen­dant of Es­ther Keim of the Keim home who mar­ried Hein­rich Schlegel of the his­toric Fleet­wood farm where my Grand­mother Charette Schlegel was born and raised.

So, many thanks for the his­tory you are avail­ing to the pub­lic and es­pe­cially to me and my fam­ily. We are still learn­ing valu­able facts about our ances­try, all very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

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