Tuesday, December 20, 2011


    • Am I Your cousin?
      My Mother was (Peggy) Gloria Margret Henry Lenhard. her brother was harry henry and had sisters named Florence and Patricia.

      Do you have a brother Jeff and a sister Susan?

      Craig S. lenhard
  • Mary Lou Lucas
    October 27, 2008
    Mary Lou Lucas
    • I AM your cousin
      Hi Craig....sent you a long reply via regular email and it came back to me-I am so surprised and excited to hear from you!! Send me your regular email if you would like and I will resend my message. Would love to hear from you.
      Sincerely, "Cousin" Mary Lou mlucas1010@comcast.net
  • Mary Lou Lucas
    October 27, 2008
    Mary Lou Lucas
    • Yes to all your questions- I'm so surprised and excited to hear from you!! Believe it or not, we met and spent family time together when my parents (Harry and Janet) were still in Michigan. I remember family gatherings at someone's house (don't remember whose) with your family and Christine and Nan Schuster, and I even remember seeing and knowing Aunt Pat before she left for the west coast. I don't know if any of that sounds familiar to you- I was probably just 5 yrs. old or so and I'm 58 now. Wow...alot of years have passed!

      After Dad died (2005) I spent the better part of 2006 staying with my mother in North Carolina, and eventually she went to live with Jeff and his wife in Alexandria Virginia. I spend alot of time with them on weekends and holidays, and in fact recently we were reminiscing (through photos, which Mom loves to do periodically) and we came across some pictures and letters that you and your Dad sent within the last 5-7 years maybe?

      As I grow older I especially regret the distance that kept the extended family from getting to know one another. Please let me know where you are and how your life has gone. I know you're married and have children (grown by now I guess) but I know little more. And please tell me about your Dad.


      Your cousin Mary Lou

One Stop on Big 1969 Adventure

57 Cedar Crest, Tuscaloosa, AL


As you can see, I am on a GOOGLE EARTH rush, enjoying the opportunity to find family history sites for the rest of you.  Hope I am not driving you crazy!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

MY Uncle Harry Henry's Obit


 "Dec. 28, 1926-Dec. 1, 2005
Harry Jamerson Henry, 78, of 215 N. Marion Drive, died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Henry was born in Flint, Mich., to the late Arthur Henry and Marie Endres Henry. He retired as a risk manager with the Red Apple Group. Mr. Henry served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and also served in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was a life member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A private memorial service was held Saturday morning at 11 at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Hunter Preston officiating.

Mr. Henry is survived by his wife, Janet Pimlott Henry; two daughters, Mary Lou Lucas of Voorhees, N.J., and Susan Gammell of Richmond, Va.; one son, Jeff Henry and wife Kerry of Columbia, S.C.; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Published in Obituaries on December 5, 2005 1:55 PM

Excerpt from link to Book on Detroit Below (search Cork Town)

"It is in this manner that old Detroit, the backbone of our ancient
community, has solved its social problems concerning those who
came here in the long ago as "furriners."

Detroit has been a melting pot for almost two and a half cen-
turies. When first they came here we had Dutch Town, meaning
the vast east side German settlement and Cork Town, home of the
Irish on the west side. And, of course, there were the French and
the Belgian and the Hungarian and the Italian and other "towns."

But, except for the newcomers of the last generation, these are
all gone now. They gather from all over the city and its environs
various meetings but the sentiment is for their fathers and
mothers and their forebears rather than any national ties.

I know one fine Irish citizen born in Cork Town whose mother
and father were born in Dublin. He married an east side German
girl whose parents were born in Munich. One of his two sons
married a French girl, another married a Belgian and his daughter
married an Italian. And their children are reaching an age when
they will soon be seeking mates. That is Detroit and that is the
greater part of America." p. 295

MY DAD'S HIGH SCHOOL - It wasn't a Special Ed School Then!


My Mom's Elementary School


Book Describing "Lace Curtain" area of Cork Town section of Detroit,MI

My Mother, Peggy Henry Lenhard wrote that her mother, Marie Agnes Endres, was born in Cobourg, 
Ontario, Canada and emmigrated to the "Lace Curtain" section of Cork Town in Detroit, MI.

This a link to a book written about the Cork Town area of Detroit:

MY Maternal Grandmother's Birthplace (Marie Agnes Endres- 29 Jan. 1900)


Hospital Where My Mother Peggy Lenhard was born 3 Oct. 1924

Monday, December 12, 2011