Archives (Newsletter) 2002 – 2012

Welcome to the Flora Flory Fleury Newsletter Archives

for the Years 2002 – 2012

     In November of 1988 Leslie Flory and Bill Flory published the first issue of the Flora Flory Fleury Newsletter.  Leslie was the inspiration for this publication and Bill agreed to serve as the editor.  From this modest beginning the newsletter grew to over one hundred and thirty (130) subscribers living in most of the fifty states, as well as several subscribers in other countries.

     When Bill made the decision to end the publication of the Newsletter with its October 2012 issue (Volume 25, Number 4) after a quarter century, he was asked to recount its early beginnings.  Bill wrote:  “In the 1960s I became interested in my father’s ancestral line.  As I talked to him I found how little he knew about his father, who had died when he was seven years old.  He thought he had come from Kansas (he was not sure).  So as a result of that conversation my interest in family research began.  Eventually (after a few years and following the writing of many, many letters) I made contact with Leslie Flory.  In the course of subsequent communications Leslie suggested that “We need a family newsletter”.  But he said “I am getting too old!”  Come to think of it, I believe at that time he was younger than I am now).  So I talked it over with Pat, my wife, and we decided we could take on the project.

     “It was decided to publish once each quarter.  Leslie had quite a few contacts that he encouraged to subscribe.  We determined the subscription would be just enough to cover postage.  At that time I had access to a copier that allowed me free use.  Shortly after the first issue we had a printer make up the front page.  The names that are listed on the left hand margin were the various family spellings Leslie had run across in his research.  The Crest was one he had made from Bunderman’s 1948 book depiction.  The statement at the bottom of the page was suggested by one of the early subscribers and seemed to say it all.  In the early years of publication I think the most subscribers we had numbered in the one hundred and fifty to one hundred and sixty range.  The subscriptions never did really cover the cost of publication and mailing.  The Newsletter was primarily a labor of love and Leslie made frequent contributions, both financial and historical.”

     The newsletters contain family trees, family histories, stories and anecdotes, reunion information and progress reports on various F/F/F research projects.  Since many of us had usually only recently become active researchers in our family histories later in, say, the 1990s or early 2000’s, prior to the depositing of this first group of Archived Issues on the web much of the earlier information was unavailable to many.  The 1988 to 2001 Uploading was done by Richard Gethmann on Ken Florey’s first Rootsweb F/F/F webpage in 2002.  When it was suggested to Bill that the online archiving of initially the earlier issues (and later the entire collection of issues) would be a helpful tool for researchers, Bill immediately agreed that it would be.

     See the list of archived issues in the dropdown box above under “Newsletter Archives 1988 – 2001” and “Newsletter Archives 2002 to 2012”.  In addition a partial listing appears in the right-hand box.  A “Table of Contents” broken down for each issued appears below for the 2002 to 2012 Issues.  A similar one appears in the Archives Section for the years 1988 to 2002.  Click on the highlighted Volume Number and the link will take you to that particular issue.  {NOTE:  This Latter is at this very moment a work in progress.}

Nothing Is More Fragile Than History Ignored!

Table of Contents

Vol. 15, No. 1     January 2002

New – Western Flory Record

So You Were I

American – French Genealogical Society

Motives for German Migration to North America

Swiss Emigration 1650 – 1750

Interesting Story

Things You Must Know

Veterans History Project

Vol. 15, No. 2     April 2002

Joseph Fleury Descendants

Flory Reunion

Top 10 Ancestries in America

How Relentless is Time!!!!

Flory Family History — Forward


Vol. 15, No. 3     July 2002

Noah Flory 1779 – 1803 and Mary Eshelman 1782 – 1872

Sheldon Flory – Poet Laureate

Henry R. Flory, 1877 and Minnie M. Good, 1878

Swiss Research

The Story Tellers “We are the Chosen Ones”

Richard Francis Stillahn

Civil War Income Tax?

Emigration?  Immigration?

Vol. 15, No. 4     October 2002

The Search for Joseph Flory’s Homeland

Joseph (Fleury) Flory 1682 – 1741) Copy of the Original Administrative Bond

Copy of Marriage Record of Abraham Flory / Lavina Kinsey

Lost Colony of Roanoke

Lost Colony Project

Vol. 16, No. 1     January 2003

Leslie E. Flory 1907 – 2002

The Search for Joseph Flory’s Homeland (Continued)

Actual Questions

Researching in Virginia?

Who Are the Melungeons?

Who Were the Creoles?

Getting the Mitten

Additional Flory Thoughts

Family Reunion – One of a Kind

Underground Rail Road

The American Pledge of Allegiance Began When?

What to Take on a Wagon Train

Vol. 16, No. 2     April 2003

Flory – Flora – Florey – Florea – Flori Genealogy Website

Columbus Flora 1837 – 1921 Descendants

Flora Reunion

Family Reunion Information

Veteran’s Records

Leslie E. Flory 1907 – 2002 (Correction)

French Ancestors?

A Need for Volunteers

Slashes and Dashes

Vol. 16, No. 3     July 2003

A Fraktur by Joseph Flory – 1850

Flory Coat of Arms

Flory / Flora Ephemera (on the Website)

Genealogy Scams

Florey, Texas

Facts About Calendars

Henry E. Flory 1909 – 2003

Who Were These Immigrants?

Descendants of Susanna Flory 1768 – 1856

Types of Grave Markers

Ernest Flory – Australian

Newsletters on Flory Web Site

Joseph Fleury (born about 1797 in Faverois, France)

Surnames Disappearing?

Did You Know?

Not Worth a Continental

Federal Census Internet Link

Vol. 16, No. 4     October 2003

Anna Maria Flory 1824 – 1887 Australia

Civil War Preservation (The Civil War Preservation Trust)

66th Annual Flory, Flora, Fleury Reunion

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors

Switzerland Information

Flory / Flora Ephemera

Here are Some Interesting Facts

Vol. 17, No. 1     January 2004

Joseph and Mary Flory “Discoveries”

Ship “Hope” Passenger List “A”

Flory / Flora Ephemera

Vol. 17, No. 2     April 2004

Flory-Flora-Florey-Florea-Flori Genealogy on Ken Flory’s Website

Flory-Flora-Fleury Supplement

Civil War Fought by Boys

Seniors Take Responsibility

Magdalena Flory 1757 –

Flory Cemeteries in Kansas

To Who May Be Interested

Thumb Nail History of 1903

Alsatian Costumes Tell A Story

Pioneers’ Alternate Fuel

Tale of a Census Taker

Naming English and Welsh Children 1700 – 1879

Arley O. Flory 1914 – 2003

Flora Ephemera

Vol. 17, No. 3     July 2004

Family Reunion

Response to Flora Ephemera

David Flora


Flory Information and Ohio Cemetery Records

Newsletters on Flory Web Site by Richard Gethman

David Flory 1759 – 1828

Flory’s Hill

Early Flurry, Fleury Mysteries

Vol. 17, No. 4     October 2004

Leslie Earl Flory  March 17, 1907 – October 22, 2002 Commemorative Issue

Vol. 18, No. 1     January 2005

Floreys of Standlake, England

Flora – Flory DNA Project

Flora-Flory-Fleury Reunion

1929 Ford Truck

Kansas Flory Reunion

Meredith Irwin Flory

Free Research Charts and Forms

Dick Florea – Host of the Coast

Abraham Flory’s Old House

Olympic Swimming 2004

Captain Flory

George Flowre

 Vol. 18, No. 2     April 2005

Meredith Irwin Flory  Followup Story

Netherlands Floras

Flora-Flory DNA Project (Update)

Alice (Gehl) FLory – Contributions

1929 Ford Truck – Follow Up


German Naming Customs

Lone Star School

Germanic Ties

Vol. 18, No. 3     July 2005

Fact or Fiction

Civil War Experience of Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Flory

Flory-Flora-Fleury Family – 1948 by Walter Q. Bunderman for sale on Ebay

Washington Creek Cemetery and Related History

Abraham Flora

Vol. 18, No. 4     October 2005

Genealogist Nightmare

Elmer W. Flory’s Contributions


Kansas Flory Reunion

Germanic Ties

Returned Mail

French Inquiry (by Pierre-Jean Vambre)

Civil War Trivia

Flory-Flora Interests

David Flora 1830 – 1884


Life in the 1500’s

Vol. 19, No. 1     January 2006

Horchheim Germany – Florys

Joseph Franklin Albert Fleury

Returned Mial


One Hundred YEars Ago – 1905

William Flora

Vol. 19, No. 2     April 2006

Restaurant Cafe Flory

Jacob and Mahala Flory

Aunt Mary Flory

Miles Emanuel Flory

Kansas Reunion

Salome Flori

Legality of Singing Christmas Songs

Jno. Flora

World War I Document Archive

Bunderman Book Correction

Catle Garden Web Site

Fleury Plows

Vol. 19, No. 3     July 2006

Marie Catherine Flori of Meel, Netherlands

John Wesley Beeghley 7-19-1921 to 5-10-2006

History of the Church of the Brethren

F.F.F. Name Distribution and Statistics

Latin Gravestone Inscriptions

A Genealogist’s Prayer

Floris of Ellmendingen

Nellie Ruby Schiffer of Australia

Family Reunions

Horchheim Flory Update

My Elusive Ancestor

Alvaneu (Graubunden) Switzerland

F.F.F. Newsletter Subscription

Family Tree DNA Testing

Vol. 19, No. 4     October 2006

Flory Record of 1940

Edgar Roland Flory

Susannah Flora

Wilmer Bryan Flory

Richard Florea (Passing)

Historical Photos

Most Common Surnames

Mystery and Faith (by Wilmer B. Flory (1914))

Vol. 20, No. 1     January 2007

Guest Writer (Pierre-Jean Vambre)

Early Flory Residence

Need Information About Adam Flora

Susannah Flory

Think Outside of the Box

Occupations of the 1800’s

Flory Park

Susannah Flora

Minnesota Digital Library

Richard E. Florea

Joseph Flory Project

Douglas County Kansas Reunion

Conestoga Brethren Baptisms

Meredith Irwin Flory (Additional Information)

Vol. 20, No. 2     April 2007

Guest Writer (Ken Florey)

Balthasar Flory  Horchheims, Germany

David Flory / Flora

Seeking Kentucky Floras

Old Long Creek Graveyard

Death Certificate Problems

Early Flory Residence … Follow-up

Gene Study – DNA

Seeking Canadian Lines

Your Legacy

Old Homesteads

Vol. 20, No. 3     July 2007

Reverend Geo. W. Flory

Flory Residence, Bangor, Pa.

Louis Flori / Flory

Your Billions of Ancestors

Gertrude A. Flory

The Beidler Will of 1785

Coming to Light

James Hilkey Flory’s 1921 Move West

Flory Web Site Information

World War I Burial Case Files

Disappearing Words

Richard and Shavey Family Photograph Album

The American Dream

Kinsman by Wayne Hand

Matthew Flora

Vol. 20, No. 4     October 2007

John FLorey Family

John Florey of Macon County, Illinois

Newsletter Archive 1988 – 2000 by Richard Flory

Albright Florea

Joseph Flory’s November 2, 1741 Inventory

Annali or Hanliey Flory

East Petersburg, Pa. Flory Reunion

“The 1754 Flora-Flory-Florey Brothers From Birkenau to America”

Calendar Proverbs

Vol. 21, No. 1     January 2008

Hygiene, Colorado

Med Flory

Holocaust Records on the Way

History of the Huguenots

Pennsylvania The Land of Religious Freedom

Indentured Servitude

The Origin of English Surnames

West Virginia Births, Deaths and Marriages — Free Online

Susannah Flora

Vol. 21, No. 2     April 2008

Floreys of Suffolk, England

Surname Controversy!

Your Family’s Health History

Adolph Flory / Flora

Digitizing Irish Books

Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage

Flory Ancestral Mansion  Horchheim, Germany

John Melvin Flora

Canadian Genealogy Centre

Christian Flora

Vol. 21, No. 3     July 2008

Abraham Flury 1710 – 1777  (Research by Shirley Gamble)

Palatine Germans to America

Douglas County – Kansas    Flory Reunion

Daniel Flory 1824 – 1889

Calendar Proverbs:    TIME

Vol. 21, No. 4     October 2008

Abraham Flury / Flory 1710 – 1777 (Part II) by Shirley Gamble

Household Chores

Aaron M. Flory

Old German Baptist Event  Douglas County, Kansas

Emanuel Flory 1776 – 1849

Vol. 22, No. 1     January 2009

Abraham Flury/Flory 1710 – 1777 (Part III) by Shirley Gamble

300th Brethren Anniversary at Schwarzenau, Germany

Flory-Flora-Fleury Reunion

Wildfire Reveals The Old Oregon Trail

Pierre-Jean Vambre

Jacob Flory (Flora)

Vol. 22, No. 2     April 2009

Civil War Memories Retold  Resident Relives Quantrill’s Raid Through Family Storytelling

The Swiss Family Kagi

Flory Park

Civil War Experience of Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Flory (Follow-up)

John Rudolph (Hanse) Kagi (Kegay)

Amos Flora, Flora, Indiana

Old German Baptist  Annual Old German Baptist Brethren Conference

History of Hairdos

Susanna Shafner – Informtion

Vol. 22, No. 3     July 2009

DAvid Kimmel’s Life by Janice Bower Thompkins

Kansas Family Reunion   Descendants of Abraham Flory

John Flory and Sarah Stoner Question

Lone Star School, Lone Star, Kansas

Washing Clothes Recipe

Vol. 22, No. 4     October 2009

David Flory and Barbara Kreider

David Flory 1820 – 1910


Response to John Flory and Sarah Stoner Question

John M. Flora

Famous Fleury Plows

Fleury Hockey Players

Why the Long Faces in Old Photos?

William Austin Flory

Vol. 23, No. 1     January 2010

Florey Cemetery – Long Creek Township, Macon County, Illinois

Lois Flory Hanna  1915 – 2009

Flory – Fleury Migration

John M. Kimmel and Esther Flory

The 73rd Annual Flory-Flora-Fleury Reunion

David Flory 1820 – 1910   Update

John Flory 1718 – 1781 and Wife Anna Marie Question

Another Australian Flory Line

Rev. Henry Flory of Greene County

Digitized Sanborn Maps

J.B. Flory

Vol. 23, No. 2     April 2010

The Story Tellers

Subscriptions for the Newsletter

Kansas Flory Reunion

What is Milk Sickness?

Flory Deaths in Ohio 1908 – 2000

Flora – Flory – Florey Name Distribution in the United States

David Kimmel’s Life  Follow-up

What Do I Do Now?

Ohio Certificates of Death

Name Distribution in the United States

Vol. 23, No. 3     July 2010

James Owen Flora Family

Stony Point in 1779

Australian Flory Connection

Jacob Flora

Vol. 23, No. 4     October 2010

David Kimmel 1763 – 1827

Request for Family Anecdotes

Edward Curtilles Flory

Melvin Vaniman 1866 – 1912

Vol. 24, No. 1     January 2011

Request for Family Anecdotes

Richard Flory  Clopton, Suffolk, England

IN MEMORY OF December 7, 1941  Sixty-Nine Years Ago

Vol. 24, No. 2     April 2011

John Flory’s Story

Major U.S. Migrations and Territorial Acquisitions Time Line

Love and Marriage

The Pioneers Challenge

Vol. 24, No. 3     July 2011

Faithful Employee

In Memory of December 7, 1941  Response

Correction in “My Family Anecdotes

Walter Q. Bunderman

Abraham Flory 1807 – 1888

Index to Holocaust Records

Canadian Provinces

Mother’s Day

From the Palatinate to Pennsylvania

Postal Service Suspended 150 Years Ago

The Last World War I Veteran

Vol. 24, No. 4     October 2011

Edward Curtillus Flory

The Howard Flory STory

Flory Station on the Underground Railroad

Fluri of Switzerland

Why U.S. Standard Railroad Gauge?

This Land Is Your Land

Vol. 25, No. 1     January 2012

Editorial (Regarding the End of the Newsletter)

About Crows by John Ciardi

Immigrant Cemetery at Union Square

Samuel Flory

Western Migration

Vol. 25, No. 2     April 2012

Request for Family Anecdotes

God Bless American, Land That I Love

Just What Is A “Palatine”?

Vol. 25, No. 3     July 2012

Request for Family Anecdotes   Continued from the April 2011 Newsletter   Viola Lucretia Felix

Flory Station on the Underground Railroad

Henry Kimmel was the Corn King of Kansas

The Paxtang (Paxton) Boy Uprising

Minnie Flory Bright

Glossary of Women’s Words

Ohio Markets   Celina, Ohio   Oct. 7, 1869

Vol. 25, No. 4     October 2012     Final Newsletter Issue

Handover to the Flory Flora FLorey Florea Flori Genealogy Rootsweb site.

Those Working on the Various Family Lines

Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences

Cresaps War  –  Mason Dixon Line

The Lost Colony of Roanoke, North Carolina

Ending Statement:  “And so, with some reservations, the publication of the Flora Flory Fleury Family Newsletter is concluded as of October 1, 2012.  We express our appreciation to all those who have contributed information over the years making this Newsletter possible.”