My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Of all of the lines in my family tree, the line I've written about the least is the Getman's. I was lucky enough to know two of my great-grandparents, and one of them was a Getman: Marie was born on May 10, 1921 in Buffalo, New York, and she studied at St. Joseph's College in [...]
Getman Saloon in Ilion, New York, c. 1889
Fayette Getman's General Store in Ilion, New York Read more about the store and the Getman family in A Mohawk Valley Family Portrait by Ross E. Getman
My great-grandmother was Marie Helen Getman; her grandmother was Mary Wilhelmina Mead; her mother was Mary Frances Reinhard; her mother was Maria Wilhelmina Bender; her mother was Maria Magdalena Faaßen; and her grandmother was Maria Catharina Walterich. I guess you could say I descend from a long line of Maria's, Mary's and Marie's. Researching my [...]