Email (25 March 2005) from Jane Spiess, descendent of Elijah Landis

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Family tree for Jane Spiess and Elijah Landis

I was happy to find my ancestor on your website.  And am actually happier to
give you some information.

Here is a cut and paste from a family information sheet.

Elijah Landis (1825-1906) Family Group Sheet =========================================================================== Husband: Elijah Landis born: 12 November 1825 place: Manheim, Lancaster co. Pa. marr: 11 October 1859 place: Montgomery Co. Oh. died: 4 June 1906 place: Salem (now Clayton)Montgomery Co. Oh. buried: place: =========================================================================== Wife: Susan Catherine (Kate) Hubley (daughter of Frederick R. and Sarah Hubley) born: 28 February 1839 place: Mt. Joy Lancaster co. Pa. died: 8 January 1893 place: Dayton Ohio buried: place: =========================================================================== CHILDREN =========================================================================== #1 Wilbur Edwin Landis born: 6 July 1862 place: Salem (now Clayton) Montgomery Co. Oh. marr: 21 February 1899 place: Dayton, Montgomery Co. Oh. died: 16 December 1934 place: Dexter, Washtenaw Co.Mi. buried: place: spouse: Mable Alice Rockfield (daughter of William W. and Catherine (Spickler)Rockfield) So, you see, Elijah on my information sheet is the same Elijah in your website. So here's my connection. Wilbur Edwin Landis and Mabel Alice Rockfield are my great-great grandparents. Their daughter Mable Catherine Landis married Edmond Travers Going, Sr. Their children were Betty Jane Going and Edmond Travers Going, Jr. Edmond Travers Going, Jr. married Janet Grossman. They had no children. Betty Jane Going married LeRoy Arthur Steeb. Their children were Suzanne Steeb - born 3/2/1940 (no middle name), and Carolyn Steeb - born 5/25/1945 (no middle name). Carolyn married William Nuber, Jr. They had no children. Suzanne married Thomas Franklin Spiess (born 1/28/1937). They had three children: Cathryn Jane Spiess - b. 7/1/1970 - one child - Hunter Alan Spiess-Whitaker, born 9/16/1996 Adam Thomas Spiess - b. 6/17/1971 - Married Michelle Renee Krull b. 2/17/1977. One child, Emma Mary Jane Spiess, b. 8/11/2004. Frann Theresa Spiess - 5/31/1963 I don't know if you wanted any of the details, but if you want more I can give them to you. And, for Wilbur Landis, who married Mable Rockfield, here is a picture of him with Loren and Wilbur Wright. They were part of a club called the Dayton Boys, a 'last man' club. Of course that's our claim to fame, someone was tight with the Wright Brothers!