Sunday, May 17, 2015

George Scoville Green County Wisconsin married Mary J Palon

1.   Looking for maiden name of Mary Palon
2.   Looking for death obituary of James Palon who may have died near Houghton, Michigan
      or in Wisconsin.
3.   Cornelia only shows up in 1850 census as step daughter born in Michigan. So What happened
      to her from 1850 until 1868 when she married?
4.  Looking for marriage record of George Scoville and Mary Palon
5.  Mary had a daughter named Ruth Scoville with George before she died. Ruth Scoville
     Palmer's marriage certificate does not show maiden name of Mary. Mary probably died when
     her two children were so young that they did not know her maiden name.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Fearless Females Blog Post: March 2 - Photograph

March is National Women's History Month. Lisa Alzo,  is back for the 4th year giving us Blogging prompts to write each day about a female ancestor we would like to celebrate and honor.

For March 2 Lisa Alzo recommends:  — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo? 

Grace Lorraine Worthing on her wedding day. February 7, 1942.  I have always liked this photo of my mother.  I selected this photo because my mother is so beautiful in this picture. She married Robert F. Fermazin at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aurora, Illinois.

My mom was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.  I miss her so much!
Love you Mom.

Copyright, 2015 Nancy Fermazin Peralta
All rights reserved

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fearless Females Blog Post: March 1 – Favorite Female

March is National Women's History Month. Lisa Alzo,  is back for the 4th year giving us Blogging prompts to write each day about a female ancestor we would like to celebrate and honor.

March 1 — Lisa Asks:  Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.

This year I would like to learn more about my Great Great Grandmother, Sarah (Salllie) Rice Ames. Sallie was born in Greene County, New York to Ephraim Ames and Sarah Johnson in 1811. I have no pictures of Sallie. I would like to find information on her growing up and information on what it was like to live in the wilderness of Western Pennsylvania in Liberty Township, McKean County. I do know that her husband was part Native American, Lenape.

Sallie had two brothers that I know about. Ira Rice and Joel H. (Jack) Rice. Joel was a Methodist Circuit Rider. I am hoping to find some of Joel's diaries. I have a feeling that
Joel married Sallie and her spouse, Adolphus Ames. I am hoping to find that information.

This is a picture of a woman in 1840.

I do not know if their children were Baptized so will look for that in my research.


  • Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere.
  • Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God's love and forgiveness of our sins.
  • Persons of any age can be baptized.
  • We baptize by sprinkling, immersion or pouring.
  • A person receives the sacrament of baptism only once in his or her life.
  • No specific age is named, but the expectation is that pastors will encourage baptism to be received promptly AND on a schedule compatible with having appropriate time for meeting with parents, sponsors, and others who are involved most directly in ensuring that the child to be baptized will be nurtured in an environment that will lead her or him to a commitment to personal discipleship to Jesus Christ in the life of the church.
I am a Lutheran and we believe that you must have Baptism to be saved. Methodists do not believe that you need Baptism to be saved.  However, baptism is a gift of God's grace to be received as part of the journey of salvation. To refuse to accept baptism is to reject one of the means of grace that God offers us.  Reference:

I am going to Salt Lake City in 2015 and plan to look for sources in the catalog at the Family History Center: Books and Films. I also plan to continue to search on line and of course source all of my findings.

Copyright, 2015, Nancy Fermazin Peralta
All Rights Reserved

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nancy Theo Ames ~ Granddaughter of Adolphus Ames

I was reflecting on my Grandmother Nancy. She died 87 years ago when my mom was only 12 years old. That seems so long ago.  I wondered what life was like for her. I hope she knew some happiness when she lived in Truro, Iowa the home of the Bridges of Madison County. Sounds so deserving and so romantic.

Nancy died on September 30, 1928 leaving a 12 year old daughter, Grace and a 21 year old daughter Blanche. Nancy led a tragic life and it ended with a brain tumor. How sad.
Grandma Nancy grew up in Dane County and Rock County Wisconsin. She too lost her mother at an early age. Nancy was only 10 years old when her mom Cornelia Palon Ames died shortly after childbirth and "froze to death" as the newspaper articles said. I think she died from malnutrition and depression and possibly pneumonia.

After Cornelia's death Nancy was sent to an orphanage.  Her dad, Ira Daniel Ames was too poor and not in any condition to raise the remaining 9 children. When Nancy reached  17 she was discharged from the Orphanage and worked as a servant cleaning houses.
    Nancy married in 1904 to Ludwig Hansen and this marriage resulted in the birth of Blanche.  Ludwig was affluent but the marriage was not a good match.  They had many troubled times and both divorced in 1913. It was not a pleasant divorce.   Nancy went to work as a cook for a couple in Wheaton, Illinois.
Shortly after the divorce Ludwig sued a man for $ 10,000 and alienation of affection and "stealing his wife".  I think Nancy hid out in Wheaton to escape all the publicity.

 In 1916 she married Charlie Worthing and they moved to Truro, Iowa where my mom was born.
From what I have found of this marriage, I think she was happy in Iowa.

Nancy Theo Ames (Worthing) Death Notice The Nashua Reporter

Nancy Theo Ames born 14 January 1883 in Milton Junction, Rock, Wisconsin.
Was married to Ludwig Hansen 1906 Divorced 1913
Married Charles Worthing 1916.

Died 30 March 1928 from brain tumor. Leaving behind husband: Charles Worthing; Daughters:
Blanche Hansen and Grace Worthing.