Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Minnesota Ancestors, the Linderman, Holman, and Loftis Families



Abraham and Mary (Holman) Linderman resided at 231 E. Mark Street, Winona, Minnesota until they passed away. Abraham passed away in 1893, and Mary passed away in 1884. They had one son, Eliza Abraim, and one daughter, Mary Linderman. Abraham and Eliza both served with the Union in Illinois during the Civil War. Eliza died in 1861. Abraham and Mary, and daughter, Mary Linderman were all buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minnesota.

THE SURNAME "LINDERMAN" IS A VERY RARE NAME COMPARITIVELY SPEAKING, AND APPEARS TO BE LOCATIONAL IN ORIGIN. IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENGLISH MEANING,"ONE WHO LIVED AT OR NEAR  A LIME TREE."   KNOWING THAT DIFFERENT SPELLINGS OF THE SAME ORIGINAL SURNAME ARE A COMMON OCCURENCE, IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT DICTIONARIES OF SURNAMES INDICATE PROBABLE SPELLING VARIATIONS OF THE "LINDERMAN" SURNAME TO BE: "LINDERMANN, LIMDERMAN, LIMDERMANN, LINDERMANS, LINDENMANN, LENDERMAN, AND LINDEMAN."  ALTHOUGH BEARERS OF THE OLD AND DISTINGUISHED "LINDERMAN" NAME COMPRISE A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES, THERE MAY BE A LARGE NUMBER OF YOUR DIRECT RELATIVES WHO ARE USING ONE OF THE "LINDERMAN" NAME VARIATIONS. MOST GERMAN NAMES ARE DERIVED FROM OCCUPATIONS, COLORS, OR LOCATIONS.
THE "LINDERMAN" COAT OF ARMS CONTAINS PURPLE WHICH STANDS FOR LOYALITY AND SPLENDOR, RED WHICH SYMBOLIZES FORTITUDE AND CREATIVE POWER, ALSO GREEN WHICH REPRESENTS HOPE, VITALITY, AND PLENTY.  SILVER REPRESENTS SERENITY AND NOBILITY. GOLD(OR YELLOW) DENOTES GENEROSITY, VALOR, OR PERSERVERANCE.  IT HAS A "LIME TREE" ON THE COAT OF ARMS, AND ALSO ABOVE THE SHIELD AND HELMET IS THE CREST WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS:  "THE LIME TREE".
IN THE YEAR 1982, THERE WERE "LINDERMANS" LIVING IN 50 OF THE 50 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE MOST POPULOUS STATE FOR "LINDERMANS" HAPPENED TO BE CALIFORNIA WITH 127 "LINDERMAN" HOUSEHOLDS. THERE WERE 20 "LINDERMAN" HOUSEHOLDS IN IOWA,  AND 26 IN TEXAS.  INCLUDING "HARRY WILLIAM LINDERMAN" WHO RESIDED IN HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS UNTIL 1995 WHEN HE PASSED AWAY.  HARRY WAS MARY LINDERMAN'S ONLY GRANDSON, AND GREAT-GRANDSON OF ABRAHAM LINDERMAN OF WINONA, MINNESOTA. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS DAUGHTERS:  YVONNE PHYLLIS LINDERMAN BURGESS LEVESQUE,  AND JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN FREDERICK MANCILL OF HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS. HARRY WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS DAUGHTER, YVARRA IRENE LINDERMAN JACKSON WHO PASSED AWAY IN 1985.


FAMILY ROOTS RUN DEEP!

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY GENEALOGY SINCE 1987, WHEN I TOOK TEXAS HISTORY AT THE SAN JACINTO JR. COLLEGE. I HAD TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER, AND I CHOSE TO WRITE IT ABOUT MY FAMILY.

1994 IS WHEN I REALLY STARTED WORKING DILIGENTLY ON MY GENEALOGY, BECAUSE THAT IS THE YEAR MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN MANCILL, AND MY STEP DAD, LOUIS CLIFFORD MANCILL, HELPED ME TO GET MY FIRST COMPUTER. NOW, I'M ADDICTED!!!

MY OLDEST BROTHER, JOSEPH LEE FREDERICK, REBUILT COMPUTERS AND SO HE PUT US ONE TOGETHER. MOTHER AND LOU EVEN HAD THEIR OWN COMPUTER.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT A 67 YEAR OLD WOMAN, AND A 70 YEAR OLD MAN USING A COMPUTER!!!
MY DREAM WAS ALWAYS TO BE AN AUTHOR, LIKE LOUISA MAE ALCOTT, AND I PLANNED TO WRITE A BOOK SOMEDAY. I HAVE WRITTEN SEVERAL POEMS AND STORIES. FOR A LONG TIME I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WANTED TO WRITE.

MY DAD, HAD ASKED ME, " WHY DO YOU DO ALL THIS WORK? NO ONE WILL EVER READ IT!" FOR AWHILE THAT KEPT ME FROM WRITING ANYMORE, BUT THEN I DECIDED THAT THERE HAD TO BE SOMEONE IN OUR FAMILY WHO WOULD ONE DAY BE INTERESTED TO KNOW OUR FAMILY HISTORY, AND EVEN IF NOT, THEN MAYBE SOMEONE YEARS FROM NOW WILL BE INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW WE LIVED.

WHEN I FINISH THE FINAL DRAFT OF MY FAMILY STORY I PLAN TO DONATE A COPY OF IT TO THE GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, IN RICHMOND, TEXAS, AND ALSO, A COPY TO THE CLAYTON GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY, IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

I THINK THAT I AM GOING TO WRITE FIRST ABOUT THE STRONG, DOMINANT WOMEN IN MY FAMILY, I HAVE WRITTEN SOME ABOUT THEM, BUT I PLAN TO WRITE MORE AS I GET THE TIME.

MY MOTHER, JEAN MARIE LINDERMAN FREDERICK MANCILL, WOULD BE THE FIRST ON MY LIST. MY GRANDMOTHERS, BESSIE MAZAC FREDERICK, OR PHYLIS PALEN LINDERMAN. OUR NEIGHBOR, DOROTHY JOHNSON, MY SPONSOR BIRDIE MAE NEFF, GLADYS LINDERMAN NELSON, AND YVONNE LINDERMAN BURGESS LEVESQUE.

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EACH OF US HAS ROOTS AND THE ABILITY TO TRACE THESE ROOTS, TO IDENTIFY OUR ANCESTORS.

THE HIGHEST AND MOST POWERFUL MOTIVATION IN DOING THAT IS NOT FOR OURSELVES ONLY, BUT FOR OUR POSTERITY, FOR THE POSTERITY OF ALL MANKIND. AS SOMEONE ONCE OBSERVED, "THERE ARE ONLY TWO LASTING BEQUESTS WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN--ONE IS ROOTS, THE OTHER WINGS!!"

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