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Voices of Our Cousins

Your Guide to the Writings, Memoirs, Poetry and Essays Authored By Our Extended Family


With tens of thousands of lives represented in the extended family of ours', there are an equal number of voices, each of which has one or more stories to tell. The authorship of memoirs and autobiographies is an outstanding way to let future generations know about your life experiences, and your memories of the lives and times of other loved ones who have gone on before us. 

This special page on our website is devoted to providing an outlet for those voices to express their views on a wide variety of topics. It contains a list of the writings that our cousins have entrusted to Minerd.com for publishing. It is arranged in alphabetical order by the authors' last names:


By Dorothy (Carson) Baber

The Story of Berniece Dora (Pelsma) Carson 

 By the late Laura (Brown) Barnum

Chills, Fever, Friends and Good Times

The "Run of 1889"

By Barbara (Boring) Bauer

The Immigrant Brothers: Meyndert and Carsten Fredericksen 
The Immigrants: Jacob and Anna Elisabethe Weber 
The Kochertal Party 
By Thomas Ray Beck

By Elaine (Monticue) Brawdy

Praying Billy (Rev. William M. Minerd)

By Melinda (Swope) Brooksher

Come Back to Pennsylvania!

By Linda (Miner) Bryan

Lessons from the Hobo Express

The Raspberry Patch

The Springhouse

By the late Elizabeth Bryan-McCabe
(Edited by Aimee Walker-McCabe)

My Mother's Journal

By the late Annabelle (Nabors) Buchanan

By the late Betty Jo (Workman) Canter

History of Clara Jane Freed and Edwin Thomas Thorpe

A Four Generation Saga: The Story of Phoebe (Thorpe) Workman

A 21 Story Salute

By Erin S. Cleary

My Grandpa Albert Philip McCabe

By the late Frieda (Wyandt) Everett

Report to the Class of 1921, Hiram College

By Doris (Sands) Hawker

My Grandparents: A Memoir of Joseph W. and Sadie (Harbaugh) Ream
My Parents and My Childhood: A Memoir of Robert and Alma (Ream) Sands
Some Unusual Experiences in Life

By Cassandra L. Holiday

Carol Adams: The Voices Never Heard


By the late Gordon Sykes Jones

A Few Words from My Experiences in My Life

As I See It

By the late Nellie (Brown) Jones

The Big Flood of April 22, 1885
The Great Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889

By Sharon (Sheldon) Kern

My Grandmother: Letitia (Harbaugh) Stoner 
Grandma Letitia's Personal "Things" 
By Brandon Scott Long

By Aimee McCabe-Walker

Albert Philip McCabe

Grandmother Blanche Minerd-McCabe

By the late Armena (Cain) Miner-Marshall

A Conversation - Dec. 26, 1971

By Douglas Edwin Minerd

100th Anniversary Greetings from the Grandson of Dr. Roy Sheppard Minerd

By the late Elsie (Lynn) Miner

Don't Be Buffalowed

By Mae (Horne) Miner

When I'm Ready to Die, Let Me Go

By Mark A. Miner
A Family’s Influence in the Pioneer Founding of the Disciples of Christ Movement
The Elusive, Zigzag Search for "Mysterious Henry" Miner
Chew and Wilcocks: Influential Early Landowners in Somerset County, PA
My Brush with History: The Day I Met a Civil War Soldier's Daughter
The Power of Memory - Smithfield's "Celebrate the Centuries"
One Fayette Family Yields Two Centuries of Achievements

By the late Dr. Roy Sheppard Minerd

Keep Sweet! How the Lives of Philadelphia Orphan Boys and Their Teacher Were Forever Changed

By the late Hart Moore

Looking Backward: Memories of Gracious Revival, Held in the White Schoolhouse, January 1894, Conducted by the Rev. David E. Minerd


By Cynthia (Minerd) Moringiello

An Open Letter to You'ins

By Sandra Ammerman-Paser

A Memoir of Del and Ella May (Cornell) Ferguson - Pioneers of Near Kirksville, Missouri

By Donald E. Plants

By Alan Rose

Eulogy for Dad - Albert J. Rose


By Paula (Scofield) Schrock

My Legacy

By Carol Smith

Papa's Gone Home

By Christine (Minerd) Smith

The Lane
The Galing Horns
Eden - A Poem-Memoir of Ernest Earl Minerd
Getting Lost
Tobacco Farm

Chess Table

By Ruth (Van Horn) Snyder

Edward J. Van Horn: A Memoir of Early Southern California Life

By the late Earl T. Steiner

Grampa France, Michigan Center - A Memoir
Beginning - A Memoir
A Life's Resume - A Memoir

By the late David Walker

Visits with "Uncle Ol" Farabee

By Patricia Walker
By the late James Melvin Younkin and 
his daughter, the late Diana (Younkin) Egan:

World War II Through a Porthole: A Four-Part Memoir of Wartime


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