This website expands our ability to both view the genealogy file, but also collaborate and communicate with each other about pretty much anything. Have an interesting family story that you would like to share? This is the place to do that. Please take a few minutes to look around. The site consists of the blog (where you are now) and the genealogy file. The genealogy file uses an application called TNG, which is similar to Family Tree Maker, Legacy, or Roots Magic, but is made specifically for website use.
Offered by Bruce I. Barner – 4th great grandson of Adam Barner Last weekend I discovered Abraham Breneman’s grave in the oldest part of the cemetery of the Mennonite Church in Lindale, Virginia (north of Edom, Virginia) along with many members of his family. I discovered there was a “Breneman Saw Mill” on the German River northwest of Edom near the West Virginia state line at the furthest reaches of navigable waters that feed into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. I also discovered Abraham Breneman died from “camp fever” (a form of bacterial Typhus) in early 1813 shortly after soldiers returned home to the Shenandoah Valley from fighting in the War of … Continue reading →
The following is offered by Bruce I. Barner – 4th great grandson of Adam Barner – in an email to several of our other cousins. All:This should be the last email in this series of emails re the Adam Barner Family Reunion and activities. I was not aware of all of the plans for October and wanted to share what I received from Beth Sowers. Help with Apple butter boil: We actually boil two Saturdays. October 1st, Snitzing apples. You can join us anytime on that day. The guys who peel the apples will be at the church around 8 am. People starting slicing (snitzing) … Continue reading →
Greetings Cousins, The annual Barner Reunion will be held on June 19, 2021 at Barner’s Church, Liverpool. It has been awhile since we’ve seen each other due to the pandemic, we missed getting together last year. I am hopeful that this year we can get together. We may take the reunion to the grove. That way we can enjoy the sunshine and the scenic view from the church. If you check out our website, the year the reunion started was 1921. That makes this the 100th year since the start. Just think the reunion was started after the last pandemic. … Continue reading →
Wayne Alvin Barner, age 83, entered eternal rest on March 19th, 2021 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was surrounded by his loving family and entered God’s presence peacefully. Wayne was born on August 25th, 1937 in Aaronsburg, PA, the only son of Esther Krape Barner and Charles Lee Barner. He was happily married to Helene Mary Barner (née Schumacher), his wife of 59 years, on June 13th, 1962. Wayne enlisted in the USMC in 1956 after he attended USMC recruit basic training at Parris Island, SC. While on active duty, he was selected to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School as … Continue reading →