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Volume 3, Issue 1

January 1, 2000


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New Web Page

Frederick Wiegand 1830-1916

Precious Moments

Stressed Out

Family Favorites - Shepherd's Pie

Photo Questions

Frederick Wiegand

1830 Ė 1916

Frederick Wiegand was born March 1, 1830 in Prussia, Germany. On January 22, 1856 in Prussia he married a young lady, Anna Rosina Kuhn, born March 11, 1833 in Schedermukle, Germany. Together they had eight children, all born in Germany.

Their first child, Henrietta, was born July 18, 1857. Twenty six years later she would marry Ernst Herman Scope and become the maternal side of the Keb family in South Bend, Indiana.

Frederick and Annaís second child, August, was born in 1859. His sister, Augusta, was born on December 31, 1861.

After a brief rest, they had their fourth child, William, in 1866. The fifth child, Frederick came soon after in January 1867.

Minnie was born on November 28, 1870 with Paulina being born on August 17, 1874. Their last child, Charles, was born on February 2, 1877.

Between 1881 and 1883, the family had all immigrated to Indiana. We are not sure if they came together or one at a time.

Frederick and Anna became farmers and lived in Union Township in South Bend, Indiana. All the children were married in St. Joseph County between 1883 and 1901. They then spread out to live in South Bend, Lakeville, and North Liberty, Indiana.

Fredrick and Anna lived to see 32 of their 35 grandchildren and 6 of their 33 great-grandchildren born ( that we know of.) Frederick died in South Bend on January 3, 1916 at the age of 86. Anna died on February 6, 1916 at the age 83. They were both buried at the City Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana.

They left at least 256 known descendants that cover the continent from Alaska to Florida.

Some of the descendants names are Brinkman, Clark, Dennis, Flanigan, Heinzman, Hensler, Hummel, Keb, Keller, Kohn, Peak, Powers, Rolons, Rosansky, Scope, Thomas, Wegner, and Wiegand.

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New Web Page

Chuck and Nancy Tubbs have started a new web page called the White Brick School. We are just beginners so it is nothing fancy, but we tried to cover everything.

The home page is just a quick overview of who we are and what we do.

The White Brick School page is about our house. Some history about how it went from two farmerís land to a school, then to a house, along with what the house is like now. Come and see a mini tour of the present school-house, both inside and outside.

The remodeling update tells what we are doing to the school, wood-shop, and craft room. It also tells a little about what we would like to

do in the future. The remodeling will be a slow process and ideas may change as we see the final product emerge. Come and see some of the items we would like to add to the house.

Finniwig Studios tells about our business. It is new and started as an outlet for the items we make. Unfortunately you canít keep everything you make, especially when you live in one room. Read about the items we make in the woodshop and the craft room, along with how some of the items are made. We have also included pictures of some of the items.

The Keb/Irish Family page tells a little about our family history. Who we are, where we came


from, and how our research is coming along. Here we have also included some family pictures.

Our family page is about us. How we live, what we like to do for relaxation and hobbies and what we want to do in the future. And we didnít leave out the pets. The dogs also have a paragraph along with their picture.

This is our first web page so it is in its infancy. As we gain experience it will expand and be refined. We tried to make it interesting and a little different than the newsletter. Come and check us out at: http://www.finniwig.com (do not put spaces between words)

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Precious Moments

By F. Irene Keb

Watching a sunrise

Seeing love in your eyes.

Glorying in Godís greenery

Flowers painting the scenery.

The beauty of a new born

A dew sprinkled early morn.

A snowflake ticking my nose

Fresh mowed grass sticking to my toes.

Seeing a sunset from the top of a hill

Feeling the beauty of just being still.

The warm fuzzy feeling knowing God loves me

No matter what I choose to be.

Seeing a beautiful bolt of lightening

Knowing itís from God and not frightening.

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Stressed Out
Most of us get stressed at some time or another. Sometimes you canít feel it but others people can tell. Sometimes we can feel it ourselves.

Things start be seem overwhelming. You see all the cleaning you need to do, your desk is pilling up, or you have a long list of errands to do. It all feels overwhelming and you donít know where to start. The phones ringing, the dogs barking or the baby's crying and you are trying to cook dinner. The small insignificant things tend to make you more irritable. All you can think of is a nice hot bath and nap.

At this time of year stress is even more

prevalent. Some of us get busier at work because of the season. Others have more time off with holidays or vacation so their paychecks are smaller, but they still have to pay the bills.

There is shopping to do, decorations to put up, and dinners to cook. Thanksgiving is done and it starts all over with Christmas and New Years. Then there are the high expectations of what the holidays should be like, but it doesnít always work out right. Kids will still be kids, pets will still be pets, bills keep coming in, traffic is heavier, and stores are busier.

Stress can take a toll on your body, your family,

and your friends. Your blood pressure increases, you are fatigued, your sleep is restless, and your digestion may be upset. The increased irritability takes its toll on your family and friends and may cause them to become more stressed. In addition, the stress may make things seem worse than they are, which adds more stress.

We all need to make sure we take the time to relax. Have that hot bath and nap. Or curl up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and read a good book. Make the time to relax and you will have more time to do other things.

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Family Favorites

Shepherdís Pie with Carrot Mashed Potatoes


1 tsp. salt, divided

1/2 tsp. pepper, divided

1 cup beef stock

1/2 cup frozen peas

3 Tbs. melted butter or margarine

2 Tbs. half-and-half

3 Tbs. all-purpose flour


3 all-purpose potatoes, about 1 lb., peeled and cut into 1Ē pieces

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 carrots, about 1/2 lb., sliced

1-1/2 lbs. ground lamb

2 ribs celery, sliced

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced


Preheat broiler. In pot over high heat combine potatoes, carrots and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender about 15 minutes. Drain well. Meanwhile, in skillet over medium-high heat cook lamb until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove lamb to 1-1/2 qt. Casserole with slotted spoon, discarding all but 3 Tbs. Drippings. Reduce heat to medium. In drippings cook celery, onion and garlic until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in flour, oregano, 1/2 tsp. Salt and 1/4 tsp. Pepper. Gradually whisk in stock. Stir in peas. Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and combine with lamb. Beat cooked potatoes, carrots, butter, remaining salt and pepper and milk until light and fluffy. Pipe or dollop potato mixture on top of casserole, making a ring around outside edge Broil 4-6Ē from heat 8-10 minutes until top is golden. Serve immediately.

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Photo Questions

This photo was probably taken around 1910 (assuming Clara is about 12 years old.) The girl on the left is Clara Scope and the girl on the right is Helen Schlegel.

Clara Scope married Peter Martin Andrew Keb in 1916.

Does anyone know who Helen Schlegel is and how she may be related? Please let us know


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Keb/Irish Gazette
 Nancy (Keb) Tubbs
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Bristol, IN 46507-9405

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