This site is dedicated to my family, living and dead, who believed in, and preserved the concept of FAMILY. This has been an effort to unite, in print, the Rishel, Dennis, Thomas and Fike Families
Each record will begin with the most distant ancestor, and will end with the most recent births in the family.
Any information would be appreciated, and I would be willing to share any information of intrest to others. I have family bibles, and old photos also which might be helpful to others.
You will not find any celebrities, great politicians, or famous religious icons here. Instead, look for the working person, the parents with large families, and those who coped with death far to frequently. Each lived his or her life according to appointment by the Creator.
Eccl. 3: 1-8
- Chester, Estella Rishel (37 KB)
Chester Ray Rishel, Estella Viola Rishel and their first two children, Kenneth Milton (standing) and Ida May, setting on her father's knee
- Catherine Thomas Rishel (68 KB)
Daughter of Jacob M. Thomas & Mary Fike
- Samuel Rishel Civil War Photo (39 KB)
Recruited by a man while working at the Hinbaugh farm, in Gibbon Glade, PA.
- Philip Dennis (37 KB)
Philip Dennis, father of John Henry Dennis. Philip would have been my great-great- grandfather!!
- Mary Hauger Dennis (37 KB)
Mary was the wife of Philip Dennis, and would have been my great-great-grandmother.
- Chester & Estella Dennis Rishel (20 KB)
- Jacob Michael Thomas (11 KB)
Father of Catherine Thomas Rishel. Farmer, businessman, Elder in the Church of the Bretheren.
- Mary Fike Thomas (29 KB)
Wife of Jacob M. Thomas