4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 11. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 13. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
When I asked my grandmother, Minnie where our family came from, she replied: Germany - period. I didn't think much about it, until one Sunday after church, when she asked if I wanted to go for a ride. We drove out in the country, past a golf course, across winding roads, beautiful old trees everywhere and farms. I thought we were lost, until we came to this old church, with a cemetery on the left side of it. She told me this was where her family was buried. It was a small cemetery, crooked rows of very old headstones with names in a language I couldn't read. Grandma showed me her mother's headstone, and told me the language was German. We walked through the cemetery, and stopped at her brother's and sister's headstones and then I saw what could have been the oldest headstone in the entire cemetery. The carving was so faded it was hard to read, and we stood there a few seconds before Grandma told me it was her grandma's. I remember getting choked up and thinking, four generations of women were all within feet of each other, and I didn't know two of their names until that day. I had to know more. That was when I started my genealogy journey..
Cheryl (Smith) Hess participated with Team Virginia during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding some sources to profiles.
Cheryl (Smith) Hess participated with The Great Lakes Region team during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 365 sources to profiles.
Cheryl (Smith) Hess participated with The Great Lakes Region team during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 391 sources to profiles.
Cheryl (Smith) Hess is participating with Team Tennessee Volunteers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 216 connections.
WHEN I'M RESTING
The time will inevitably come for my rest and relief from life's hectic cycle. It may be, though I do hope not, that I will one day merely be unable through physical or mental illness to continue my research and recording into my family and other profiles of interest.
At that time, I place the profiles that I manage into the caring hands of the Mindy Silva. If any member/s of my family (Cassidy Cornwell) have the desire to continue what has been started, I ask that they be allowed to manage those profiles whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists for those profiles and be shown the guidance to continue in the proper manner.
I also manage many profiles of people unrelated to me. Those profiles that are locked for privacy reasons I would desire to see transferred to someone with an interest in those projects or sub-projects.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Cheryl or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Cheryl:
Cheryl (Smith) Hess:
AncestryDNA, Ancestry member oldsoul1968