One of my favorite things about having written this book is that I am now able to connect with people who descend from the folks whose names are embroidered on the quilt. I’ve made several connections, and recently through Alice Colburn I connected with Janis Lawson, a descendant of Henry Brenzel and many others! She pointed out several errors I made in regards to her family. If you see errors, please contact me and I will post corrections here.
Her corrections are now in the errata section, but I felt I needed to highlight a couple in a post.
In the index (page 388) I had mis-transcribed Henry as Harry. I guess the embroidery wasn’t clear to me. There were two other names that were hard to make out—that of John Detel and William Wildey—that I didn’t clear up until I was nearly done with the manuscript because the embroidery was hard to make out. Henry I. Brenzel was never called “Harry”—Thanks, Janis!
The caption on the photo on page 299 is reversed—Henry Brenzel is the blacksmith and Elmer Teator is holding the horse as you can see by comparing his face to the photos provided by Janis. So glad to have them!
Janis writes: “Henry, blacksmith by trade, was Postmaster for Red Hook and then mayor later in life. I have conflicting dates for postmaster and have not pursued finding the dates for mayor.”
The “Stickle – Kilmer – Bathrick” family tree on page 325 is a little screwy. I had William Kilmer as father of Urijah when it’s Eli Kilmer and I had confused my Williams in both families – Eli’s mom Catherine Bathrick’s father was William Bathrick, brother of Thomas. William and Thomas were sons of Jonathan Bathrick. The corrected tree is below.