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Re: [GenshardsII] FW: Letter nominating the Teters for the Judah P. Benjamin Award revised COPY

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  • Anita Drexler
    I am curious; why did you post this to Genshards? ________________________________ From: Max Heffler To: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com Sent:
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 31, 2011
      I am curious; why did you post this to Genshards?


      From: Max Heffler <max@...>
      To: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, March 29, 2011 6:56:36 PM
      Subject: [GenshardsII] FW: Letter nominating the Teters for the Judah P. Benjamin Award revised COPY

       

                                          Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society          

                                               5410 N. Braeswood Boulevard # 911

                                                     Houston, Texas 77096-3251

                                                              (713) 723-5423

       

                                                                               29 March 2011

       

      Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC

      c/o Lynna Kay Shuffield, President

      P.O. Box 16604

      Houston, Texas 77222-6604

       

      Dear Lynna Kay,

       

      We would like to nominate Don and Gertrude Teter for the Judah P. Benjamin Award for their work in researching and publishing a book of Jewish burials in Texas.  They documented the graves of Jewish Texans from the early settlers to the year 1997, thus preserving the information for future generations of Jewish people to be able to find their ancestors graves.

      The Teters spent five (5) years walking through 128 cemeteries by themselves, dictating the information from each stone marker into a tape recorder and handwriting it, having it transcribed and published in a 78 page book.  They documented 34,000 graves over the course of those five years.   The book was published in 1997 through the Jewish Historical Society of Texas.  There are 40 names per page, each person coded with the cemetery where they are buried, location in the cemetery and the location of the cemetery.  The information that is included on the markers is the dates of birth, death (or in some cases burial instead of date of death). Although the names of the parent(s) and other information are engraved on the stones, this was not included in the book.

      This book is an invaluable resource for genealogists as well as the descendants of the people buried in the cemeteries as it allows for the tracing and documenting of ancestors.  There is also historical significance to this information because it documents the first Jewish settlers in the Republic of Texas, those veterans who fought in the various wars from the war with Mexico through to the most recent wars that were fought by the United States.   

      The Teters work is being followed up by both the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society members and by the Jewish Historical Society of Texas.  It is also a project of the Boy Scouts of America for a merit badge.

       

      Sincerely,

       

       

       

      Anita R. Drexler, President of the GHJGS

       

       

         

    • Max Heffler
      I thought it was of interest that GHJGS recognized the Teters contributions to Texas Jewish genealogy. -- Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T ... From: Anita Drexler
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 31, 2011
        I thought it was of interest that GHJGS recognized the Teters contributions to Texas Jewish genealogy.

        --
        Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


        From: Anita Drexler <asleuth@...>
        Sender: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 01:00:45 -0700 (PDT)
        To: <GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com>
        ReplyTo: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [GenshardsII] FW: Letter nominating the Teters for the Judah P. Benjamin Award revised COPY

         

        I am curious; why did you post this to Genshards?


        From: Max Heffler <max@...>
        To: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tue, March 29, 2011 6:56:36 PM
        Subject: [GenshardsII] FW: Letter nominating the Teters for the Judah P. Benjamin Award revised COPY

         

                                            Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society          

                                                 5410 N. Braeswood Boulevard # 911

                                                       Houston, Texas 77096-3251

                                                                (713) 723-5423

         

                                                                                 29 March 2011

         

        Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC

        c/o Lynna Kay Shuffield, President

        P.O. Box 16604

        Houston, Texas 77222-6604

         

        Dear Lynna Kay,

         

        We would like to nominate Don and Gertrude Teter for the Judah P. Benjamin Award for their work in researching and publishing a book of Jewish burials in Texas.  They documented the graves of Jewish Texans from the early settlers to the year 1997, thus preserving the information for future generations of Jewish people to be able to find their ancestors graves.

        The Teters spent five (5) years walking through 128 cemeteries by themselves, dictating the information from each stone marker into a tape recorder and handwriting it, having it transcribed and published in a 78 page book.  They documented 34,000 graves over the course of those five years.   The book was published in 1997 through the Jewish Historical Society of Texas.  There are 40 names per page, each person coded with the cemetery where they are buried, location in the cemetery and the location of the cemetery.  The information that is included on the markers is the dates of birth, death (or in some cases burial instead of date of death). Although the names of the parent(s) and other information are engraved on the stones, this was not included in the book.

        This book is an invaluable resource for genealogists as well as the descendants of the people buried in the cemeteries as it allows for the tracing and documenting of ancestors.  There is also historical significance to this information because it documents the first Jewish settlers in the Republic of Texas, those veterans who fought in the various wars from the war with Mexico through to the most recent wars that were fought by the United States.   

        The Teters work is being followed up by both the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society members and by the Jewish Historical Society of Texas.  It is also a project of the Boy Scouts of America for a merit badge.

         

        Sincerely,

         

         

         

        Anita R. Drexler, President of the GHJGS

         

         

           

      • Anita Drexler
        Ok.  It was a monumental job for just two people to accomplish. ________________________________ From: Max Heffler To: GenshardsII
        Message 3 of 4 , Mar 31, 2011
          Ok.  It was a monumental job for just two people to accomplish.


          From: Max Heffler <max@...>
          To: GenshardsII <genshardsII@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 6:39:12 AM
          Subject: Re: [GenshardsII] FW: Letter nominating the Teters for the Judah P. Benjamin Award revised COPY

           

          I thought it was of interest that GHJGS recognized the Teters contributions to Texas Jewish genealogy.

          --
          Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


          From: Anita Drexler <asleuth@...>
          Sender: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 01:00:45 -0700 (PDT)
          To: <GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com>
          ReplyTo: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [GenshardsII] FW: Letter nominating the Teters for the Judah P. Benjamin Award revised COPY

           

          I am curious; why did you post this to Genshards?


          From: Max Heffler <max@...>
          To: GenshardsII@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tue, March 29, 2011 6:56:36 PM
          Subject: [GenshardsII] FW: Letter nominating the Teters for the Judah P. Benjamin Award revised COPY

           

                                              Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society          

                                                   5410 N. Braeswood Boulevard # 911

                                                         Houston, Texas 77096-3251

                                                                  (713) 723-5423

           

                                                                                   29 March 2011

           

          Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC

          c/o Lynna Kay Shuffield, President

          P.O. Box 16604

          Houston, Texas 77222-6604

           

          Dear Lynna Kay,

           

          We would like to nominate Don and Gertrude Teter for the Judah P. Benjamin Award for their work in researching and publishing a book of Jewish burials in Texas.  They documented the graves of Jewish Texans from the early settlers to the year 1997, thus preserving the information for future generations of Jewish people to be able to find their ancestors graves.

          The Teters spent five (5) years walking through 128 cemeteries by themselves, dictating the information from each stone marker into a tape recorder and handwriting it, having it transcribed and published in a 78 page book.  They documented 34,000 graves over the course of those five years.   The book was published in 1997 through the Jewish Historical Society of Texas.  There are 40 names per page, each person coded with the cemetery where they are buried, location in the cemetery and the location of the cemetery.  The information that is included on the markers is the dates of birth, death (or in some cases burial instead of date of death). Although the names of the parent(s) and other information are engraved on the stones, this was not included in the book.

          This book is an invaluable resource for genealogists as well as the descendants of the people buried in the cemeteries as it allows for the tracing and documenting of ancestors.  There is also historical significance to this information because it documents the first Jewish settlers in the Republic of Texas, those veterans who fought in the various wars from the war with Mexico through to the most recent wars that were fought by the United States.   

          The Teters work is being followed up by both the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society members and by the Jewish Historical Society of Texas.  It is also a project of the Boy Scouts of America for a merit badge.

           

          Sincerely,

           

           

           

          Anita R. Drexler, President of the GHJGS

           

           

             

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