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Lisa Shoemaker said:
Hey Paul! It’s Lisa from Starbucks! You have a great blog here; it really touches on some important issues. I’ll be checking back from time to time to check some more out. 🙂
Paul Kiser said:
That’s so cool that you checked this out! Thank you! I haven’t written much on this blog, but I’m making daily entries on the Virtual World Tour blog. If you haven’t checked it out go to http://www.alexandertoursworld.wordpress.com. Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have comments or suggestions.
Thanks again. I’ll see you soon!
Bill Barrick said:
Paul, thanks for all your labor of love on our two families’ histories in Moffatt County. I also liked your tribute to your brother Mike–whom I saw more often than I’ve gotten to see you in our latter years. Someday I hope to write something like you’ve done, but on the Barrick clan in the pre-Colorado years. As you undoubtedly know, the Barricks arrived in Colorado via Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and, ultimately, Germany. My mother’s family (the Holts) were also from Germany, but a lot later in time. They came to Colorado from Seneca, Missouri and also homesteaded–south of Craig near the Williams Fork of the Yampa River (southeast of Hamilton).
Paul Kiser said:
It’s great to hear from you! I have our Barrick family history back to Johann Wilhelm William Berg (1683-1750) who seems to be the ancestor that came over from Germany. I seems the name was changed from Berg to Barrick as most of the children have Barrick and Berg as last names, and sometimes it’s Barrick Berg and other times it’s Berg Barrick. I have 15 more hints from Ancestry.com, so I’m confident I’ll be able to continue farther back.
I was not aware of the Holt family history, other than your Mother. It’s interesting how many German descendents moved into Moffat County.
I suspect the Kiser’s came from Germany, but We don’t have confirmation on the Kiser line past Henry Kiser who was born in Maryland in 1803. I suspect the issue is a name change as the spelling of our paternal name has at least four different versions. I don’t have a lot of information on your siblings other than you.
I noticed that Ken was born the same year you were and he lives near San Diego. I had Ancestry.com hints that you are or were in CA, also.
Keep in touch!
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