Wampler/Wampfler NewsLetter, Dec. 1996
If you are interested in Wampler/Wampfler genealogy you must examine this material.
From Journal #2, "Wampler Ancestors and Descendents.....in America, Book #2", Barbara S. Wampler, editor, 310 Thayer Ave. Joliet, Ill. 60432. p. 24.Echoes from the distant past Call to each of us at last, Tell us of the days of yore Begging of us to learn more, Of olden Time and ways that were Of glimmering dreams and hopes so pure, Of pioneers who walked the land In search of something special and grand, Going forth with each new day With family and friends along the way, Turning their backs to what lay behind Seeking only what they would find, And, upon reaching their goals, they stayed Working, building as they prayed, And ever under the eye of God They planted the earth they once had trod. Now we can remember them, one by one In the family histories we've just begun.
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...Eva Wampler was born in Botetourt County, Virginia in 1738.... At an early age of seven ...A band of roving Indians came to the house one day, ramsacked it and destroyed everything they could....They carried off the little girl, Eva...The story contiues with the return of the girl to her parents and details of her subsequent life to age 83!
On the following page (page 25), Barbara points out some problems with this story and other records of Eva, daughter of Hans Peter Jr. In Journal #2, page 20, there is further discussion of this matter submitted by J. Derald Morgan of Rolla, Missouri. If you're interested in this data, let me know.
Norm Sechrest (email@example.com) requests any information about Mary Wampler's marriage to Andrew Sechrist. Mary was born 1800 in Wythe, VA. Andrew (1793, NC) was a Lutheran minister.
Addition of a new tree of potential ancestors and descendents of Daniel Wampler (1770-1852) of Maryland and Pennsylvania.Note: The added information for Daniel Wampler is in partial response to the call for help from Sandra Chizek in the November Newsletter.
Revised texts (surname, immigrant pages).
Additions of maps to the Surname text.
Terry L. Wampler, for his continued generous exchange of information including letting me examine volumes of his own research on the Wampler families of America and his copies of Barbara Wampler's letters, Journals and Newsletters.
Shirley Jo Watkins who transcribed the 1st of the Barbara Wampler Journals for us.