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Wheel of Fortune Puzzle was my home town

My ancestors founded Youngstown Ohio and it was cool to learn that it was last nights final puzzle.

What Happened to Youngstown Township?

The Mahoning Valley is part of a tract of land that once belonged to the state of Connecticut. Connecticut’s Western Reserve was bordered north and south by Lake Erie and the forty-first parallel, and extended 120 miles westward from Pennsylvania. In 1795, Connecticut sold a portion of the Reserve to a group of speculators known as the Connecticut Land Company.

The company surveyed the land, marking several townships of twenty-five square miles to sell to individuals who would in turn subdivide the townships into smaller parcels for sale.

In 1796, John Young of Whitestown, New York, set out to view the land for himself before making a purchase. In February of 1797, Young visited Connecticut and purchased from the Connecticut Land Company Township Two in the Second Range of the Western Reserve. The sale was finalized on April 9, 1800.The first Court of Common Pleas and General Quarter Sessions was held at Warren on August 25, 1800. During that session, the Court divided Trumbull County into civil townships. The governmental township of Youngstown (not the same as the 5 miles squared township) comprised most of what is now Mahoning County and included the townships of Poland, Coitsville, Hubbard, Liberty, Youngstown, Boardman, Canfield, Austintown, Jackson and Ellsworth.

Youngstown Township ceased to exist on November 17, 1913 when its remaining area was annexed by the City of Youngstown. Parts of Boardman, Liberty and Coitsville Townships were also affected in 1929-1930 when the City of Youngstown added to its incorporated area through additional annexations.

John Young Memorial, Mahoning Commons, Youngstown, Ohio — “Dedicated to the Memory of John Young”

John Young Bicentennial Memorial

 

Dedicated: June 23, 1999

Artist: Csaba A. Kur

Medium: Bronze

Cast: 1996

 

John Young (March 8, 1764 – 1825) was an American surveyor and pioneer. He is best known as the founder of Youngstown, Ohio, a village that eventually became one of the nation’s largest steel producers

 

Starting near the west end of the Spring Common (Peanut) Bridge near the B&O Railroad Station just west of downtown Youngstown and extending all the way to Fellows Riverside Gardens is the small, artsy, Youngstown neighborhood known as the Mahoning Commons.

 

Youngstown, not surprisingly, was named for New York native John Young, who surveyed the area in 1796. On February 9, 1797. Young purchased the township of 15,560 acres (6,300 ha) from the Western Reserve Land Company for $16,085. It was near this spot that in 1796, John Young founded Young’s Town.

 

By 1798, Youngstown was the home of several families who were concentrated near the point where Mill Creek meets the Mahoning River now known as the Mahoning Commons. The 1797 establishment of Youngstown was officially recorded on August 19, 1802. Although he never settled here permanently, two men in his party, James Hillman and Daniel Shehy did and have south side streets named after them.

 

The Mahoning Commons neighborhood grew up on the narrow flood plain on the south side of the Mahoning River. This neighborhood historically was a transportation and small industrial area with residential scattered throughout. It is the home of the City’s original water works, the historic B&O railroad station and the Western Reserve Transit Authority, located on the site of its predecessor, the Youngstown Transit Company.

 

Mahoning Commons was the site of Youngstown’s major flour processing entity, Baldwin’s Mill. Some of the mills foundation works and the waterfall that provided power to the mill still exist. There are several small industries and supply companies in the Commons as well as the old Isaly’s Dairy Company processing plant, now a U-Haul rental and storage facility,and the Ward Baking Company building, now home to small businesses and artist lofts.

 

Map: bit.ly/1bgsGd6

Reference ‘Youngstown’: bit.ly/1639xKY

Reference ‘John Young’: bit.ly/18zbugs

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Life

Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet.

Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet ,to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become.

Say to yourself, regardless of whatever it is that you are facing, I will be all right.

Create an atmosphere of good positive that is about peace, healing and hope around yourself.

Get rid of people who bring you down, want to see you fail, or make you question your beliefs.

Whatever it is you are facing unexpected challenges, health problems, loss of a loved one, anxiety and stress, say to yourself.

I am going to be ok. Calm your mind, speak to your body, rest your spirit and relax you mind.

God will not allow you to fail.

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I Love History and I Did Ancestry DNA

I love history and I have been researching both sides of my family tree. 
I found some interesting information from my fathers side. 

Some information I have found. And I cannot wait to see what else I uncover.

I may start a geneology blog so I can keep all that information in one area. 

Any tips from others would be greatly appreciated

Is it time that I put my family history research on a blog of its own? Maybe.  
I been doing research for months and in some areas years and I have a lot of wonderful information I’d like to share. 
And  a place to record my  research progress and keep better track of what I’m working on? So I will start a  new blog to get organized, share my  research with family, or bring it to fellow researchers across the world?

A story. We all have a story…..

Antun Mihanović (10 June 1796 – 14 November 1861) was a notable Croatian poet and lyricist, most famous for writing the national anthem of Croatia, which was put to music by Josif Runjanin and adopted in 1891. Klanjec, his birthplace, holds a monument to him and a gallery of his works.
Mihanović studied law and worked as a military judge. After engaging in diplomacy, he was the Austrian consul in Belgrade, Thessaloniki, Smyrna, Istanbul and Bucharest. He retired in 1858 as a minister counselor, and lived in Novi Dvori until his death.
The poem which would become the Croatian anthem was Horvatska domovina. It was first published in the cultural magazine Danica ilirska, No. 10, edited by Ljudevit Gaj, in 1835. The anthem itself would become known as Lijepa naša (Our Beautiful), since those are the first two words of the poem.

Mihanović also wrote a small but important book, Rěč domovini o hasnovitosti pisanja vu domorodnom jeziku (A Word to the Homeland about the Benefits from Writing in Mother Tongue), published in Vienna in 1815. The ideas in this book became one of the foundations of the Illyrian Movement.

His Sister  Marija Justina Veronika Mihanović married a great great great uncle of mine Josip Brigljevic . 

Maria Mihanovich was the youngest sister of Antun Mihanovich who wrote the lyrics for Croatian national anthem “Lijepa naša domovino”. No other siblings had survived other than two of them. She married a lawyer Joseph Brigljevich Kurilovečki (de Kurilovec). 

He was from a rich family of lawyers originating from Kurilovec-Velika Gorica area, but living in Zagreb. I was not able to find a specific connection to Brigleviches living in Velika Gorica. 

Joseph’s parents had three sons christened with name Joseph. The youngest one was christened in year 1810. I am assuming that the first two sons named Joseph did not survive, and that the third Joseph is the husband of Maria. It is interesting that the youngest Joseph was born after his father’s death and initially declared illegitimate. That decision was reversed. 

Joseph Brigljevich was a successful lawyer, until he ended up on the wrong side of the history. In 1848 there was a culmination of a conflict between between two Croatian parties, one supporting the union with Hungary and the other with Austria. He was supporting the loosing side (supporting the union with Hungarians), against the future ban of Croatia Josip Jelachich. 

Joseph Brigljevich tried to run, but was caught and put in prison, but eventually released folowing an intervention of his brother-in-law Antun Mihanovich, who was supporting the winning side. 

Antun Mihanovich has spent his last days living in the manor owned by Joseph (maybe as a pay off for saving his life). That manor is now called dvor Mihanović in honor of his most famous inhabitant.

Photo of Antun Mihanovic


Information also found in here 😀

Links
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Anthem_of_the_Kingdom_of_Yugoslavia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antun_Mihanovi%C4%87

http://ihjj.hr/iz-povijesti/antun-mihanovic-rec-domovini-od-hasnovitosti-pisanja-vu-domorodnom-jeziku/29/

https://narod.hr/kultura/10-lipnja-1796-roden-antun-mihanovic
Josip Brigljevic 

http://www.thebestincroatia.info/ideje/antun-mihanovic-1128.html

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Fathers Day Without Your Father. 

Being fatherless at any time can be tough. But it is interesting how a commercially driven calendar event can bring on feelings that can otherwise remain under the surface. 
This will be my 28th Father Less Fathers Day.  I was 25 when my dad died. 
Sadly I have a couple of friends who for them this will be the first since losing their own father. 
As with all aspects of grief everyone deals with things in their own way and at different times, but these calendar days are often impossible to get away from. 
After 28 years I still don’t find it easy hearing people tell me their Father’s Day plans to visit their dad or grandad. 
I always imagine everyone sitting round the family kitchen table sharing laughs,plans,stories. While I am like an adult Orphan since both my parents are gone. And I’m an only child. 

Lost Dad in 1988

Lost Mom in 2000
My orphaned self (yup, I said it) experiences of Father’s Less and Mother Less Holidays really suck.  
A few of them in particular stand out. 

I remember buying him a World’s Best Dad t-shirt .

World’s Best Dad certificate which we proudly framed and presented to him alongside a book of poems, stories and drawings I had created for him. Poems I wrote my self. 

Pass over the Pulitzer. LOL
As I got older I bought him a Christ Head Gokd necklchain which he loved
What I do remember is that every time I made these daft little gifts I really wanted to impress my dad. And he always raved about them. 
I was most certainly a daddy’s girl growing up. 
I was an only child so we did lots of things. I remembered dancing on his shoes, (I would stand upon his shoes) 

He loved sports and so did I so we’d go to basketball games baseball games. He’d haul my friends and I skating and pick us up. 

Sometimes I’d hate that as a kid.

Now I treasure those times. He fed people less fortunate and no I wasn’t allowed to sit home. 

I am glad he made me go. He and my mother taught me to be a kind giving person and to reach out to those in need. 

He also was a great example of what a good husband and father was. 

Thank you dad for that. 
Father’s Day can be a time to reflect on these memories.
If I let myself think about things for to long I feel guilty. I could have been a less mouthy teenager. More appreciative of the things my dad did. All the time. 
I hope he is celebrating Father’s Day with his father and grandfathers. 
This Father’s Day I plan to think about what I’d chat to my dad about if he was around. 

I still want to make him proud and I think that I have. 

But I can and will always remember giving him a hug as I left his hospital room when I saw him for the last time. My mother looked so sad,so scared she was loosing her best friend. 
He was getting ready for surgery.
Looking back I can tell that he knew that would be our last hug. He even wrote me a letter saying how proud he was of me, how much he loved me, and how he would always be with me. 
My dad was good and loving and kind and generous.

He loved his family and community. He was a past Grand Knight with Knights of Columbus 3930 

He fed the poor and homeless

The world was truly a better place with him in it. 
My hero my dad. 
Until we meet again. 
Song: Dance with my father by Celion Dion https://youtu.be/vqs7jvYkUR0

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Ancestry DNA

So because a have a couple of  mysteries in my family. And just the love of history I have , I  decided to do an Ancestry DNA 

I got the test in November 2016 and did nothing with it until February-March 2017

Well I finally took test and results are coming in.

Family Mysteries 

Who was my grandmothers birth parents

(She was adopted)

From what I was told 

The Cleveland Protestant Orphanage Asylum on St Clain Avenue in Cleveland Ohio between 

1901-1910

She was given an adopted name and a hint of her middle name. 

St Clair was a hint about the place she was adopted from. 

I also heard many years ago her name may have been Bessie.  (Unsure if true)

I was told she may have been from most likely German decent. (Also unsure)

She has always gone by the birthday of 

July 9 1902

I spoke to Orphanage in Cleveland which is now called BeechBrook and they can’t tell me anything unless I know her birth name
That really let the wind out of my sail because they have her info. 

So I have to find another way I guess. 

And I have a lot of info on her as I knew her. And I also have info 

Im related to the founders of Youngstown Ohio

Where I grew up. 

Mystery 

Next mystery is on my fathers side

His father was illegitimate 

So I have no idea who his father was

They were from the former Yugoslavia 

Now Croatia

Zagreb-Velika Gorica area

He has his mothers last name. But not his fathers. No mention of the fathers name at all. 

I also have a couple other wild things from my fathers side 

Mystery 

Some one a female burned at stake hundreds of years ago …. I wonder why..
So stay tuned.  

If your great at research and family history I would love tips

Stay tuned…..