GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM

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              YOU CAN VISIT ON LINE THE GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM AT:                                                                    www.GarfieldFarm.org


GARFIELD HOME (LAWNFIELD)


    YOU CAN VISIT THE GARFIELD HOME (LAWNFIELD) ON LINE AT: WWW.nps.gov/jaga

  DICK GARFIELD
garf6019@yahoo.com
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GARFIELD FAMILIES NEWSLETTER
SPRING 2011
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:
WWW.GARFIELDFAMILES.COM
HERE ARE SOME OF THE ENTRIES LEFT IN OUR SITE'S GUEST BOOK

arminda garfield Saturday, 2/12/11, 5:11 PM
From: michigan
Email:  cazz2001us@yahoo.com

Pamela Guile Wednesday, 1/26/11, 9:57 AM
From: Michigan
Email:  sadiesjourney@yahoo.com
 
Mark Charles DeVries Thursday, 11/4/10, 9:21 PM
Hi- My name is Mark DeVries, I was born in Grand Rapids,MI.on October 26,1954. My father-now deceased was, Charles Arthur DeVries, born on May 18,1930 ,to Jenny Peterson, at her aunt's house in Grand Rapids,MI. Jenny Peterson was the maid for Charles W. Garfield. At the time she became pregnant with Charles. She was not married at the time, but it is believed that her son was fathered by Charles Garfield. Because Charles Garfield was 82 at the time of my dad's birth, it may seem unbelievable. But does Charles Garfield have a son? We would love to find out! Jenny continued to work for Charles Garfield and little Charles was loved by Charles Garfield. Jenny married William DeVries when Charles was 4 years old. Charles DeVries did not know that William DeVries was not his paternal father until 1972 when he needed his birth certificate to get a passport for an upcoming trip to Europe. On the birth certificate his name was Charles William Peterson. Although we knew that my father's real name might have been Garfield, we never researched it until today. We came across this site after reading the book by Mary Emily Schroeder that my mom has had for years. It has always been a rumor but after reading the book about Charles Garfield, I see so much of the same kind of man in my dad and in myself. Please contact me with any information or rumors that might have been going through the Garfield Family news in the past 80 years! 661.979.3907 or by e-mail. Looking forward to hear from you, Mark Charles DeVries
 
From: Bakersfield,CA
Email:  gmc47@Hotmail.com
 
Jim McNamara Tuesday, 10/26/10, 12:07 PM
I've enjoyed digging into the information you've presented - my great grandmother was Martha Jane Garfield Downer - 1860-1926. As I often do, I've put less credence in your data because of the lack of care taken in the Welcome statement. In the second sentence, you used the word "too" in place of the word "to." In the second paragraph, you used the word "of" when the word "for" would have been appropriate. At the bottom, you've misspelled "authenticity." Forgive me for being nitpicking, but as a former editor of sales proposals, I'm a firm believer that trust in a document is proportional to its accuracy.
 
From: Georgia
Email:  JamesEMc@att.net

Walter L. Janusch Thursday, 10/21/10, 5:34 PM
From: Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Chicago)
Email:  sparky724@att.net
 
Dwayne Leon Garfield Tuesday, 9/21/10, 9:03 AM
I am related to Edward Garfield, his son Solomon is my side of the family. My gggrand father moved to Concord,Vt in 1802 so we have been here a while. Would like to here from any of the rest of my countrymen.
from: Lyndonville,Vt.
Web Site:  Dwayne Garfield
Email:  dlgarf@myfairpoint.net
 
Jason Weber Sunday, 8/29/10, 12:07 PM
  I am son of Vivian Gene Garfield who was married to James Stanford Weber. This is all I have ANd All I know.
 
From: Corpus Christi, Texas
Web Site:  Jason Weber
Email:  jasonweber42@aol.com
 

April showers bring May flowers
I was told that years ago by people way smarter then I am so I have to believe them. Where did January, February and March go, first they were here then they were gone.
Not a whole lot new going on here in High Springs, maybe that is a good thing.
Nancy and I will be leaving here on Monday, May 1, 2011 heading for the Clymer, New York area with our Travel Trailer, once there we have got to completely unload it and take it to the dealer in North East, PA where we purchased it in the fall of 2009. There a factory driver will take it back to the factory in Middleburg, IN for some factory repairs. After the repairs are completed we will go to Indiana and pick it up. That could tie up a lot of May.
I have been VERY lax in the Garfield Family genealogy for the past couple of years, I have been volunteering many hours per week (up 20 - 30 hr) to the Korean War Veterans Association of which I am a member. I inform them at our last staff meeting that this would be my last year as their Quartermaster, I have done it for 4 - 5 years, time for somebody else to take over and I hope to spend at least one full day a week on the family project.
We need input from you the readers, along with stories and pictures. I hope to get the last half of generation 8 completed and then the remainder of the generations, 9 - 14. I have lots of info to add and corrections to made, it is a very time consummating job.
Thanks for reading, have a great spring and see you again soon, Dick Garfield
GARFIELD SOCIETY


Welcome to the Garfield Society, who's purpose is to honor and memorialize Edward Garfield and his descendants. Edward was the first Garfield to remove to the "New World", arriving and settling in Watertown, MA in 1630 as a Massachusetts Bay Settler, and recognized by the Winthrop Society.
If you would like to apply for membership in this Society please contact Jayne Pawlisa at millsgenealogy@hotmail.com We would love to have you as a member, there is no cost.
If you need help in your search let Jayne know and she will help out as much as possible.

This is the list of names along with their National Number of
            the members of the Edward Garfield Society.

MEMBER'S NAMEMEMBER'S NUMBERLOCATION

Phyllis Coats Mills                    1                California        
Richard Saysell Mills               2                Texas           
Judith Mills                                 3                California         
Jayne Mills Pawlisa                 4                       Illinois           
Amanda Mills Gorman             5                Florida          
Marilyn Stillman                        6                New Hampshire
Anne Weyers                             7                England
Brett Wayne Mills                            8                Minnesota
James Fagerburg                    9                New York       
Richard James Garfield        10                Florida         
Gregg Townsend                    11               Arizona
Elaine Fazzaro                        12                Washington
Dr. Richmond Simmons       13                Florida
Sharon Jernigan Tingsley   14                Georgia
Charlotte Holbrook                15                Massachusetts
Roger W. Reid (Gaffield)               16                Canada
Philip Hovey                             17                Missouri
Otto O. Anderson                    18                Wisconsin
Margaret Kemp Schramm            19                Michigan
John Willyard                           20                Michigan        
Nancy Dale Jones                          21                Michigan
Donald Gaffield                        22                Canada        
Mark G. Gaffield                       23                Ontario, Canada
David M. Gaffield                     24                Ontario, Canada
Karen H. Gaffield Purves      25                Ontario, Canada
Naoma M. Boyea Mike                   26                              Minnesota
Angela Winkel Judge                            27                              Washington
Kirby Parker                                            28                              Washington
Courteney D. Purves                            29                              Canada
Nathan E. Purves                                   30                              Canada
Braden J. Gaffield                                  31                              Canada
Curtis F. Garfield                                    32                              Sudbury, Mass             
Susan Arlene Hederman (Schmidt)  33                              California
Diane Gill Brebbia                                 34                               Massachusetts
John Lyon Gaffield                               35                               Connectieut
Faith Gaffield Grady                             36                               Vermont
Robert Schauffler Garfield                  37                              Benicia, California
Nancy Touchette Robison                  38                              Johnstown, PA
Clifford Lawrence Touchette             39                               Kingsman, Arizona
Robert Schauffler                                  40                               Benicia, Ca
Nancy Touchette                                   41                               Johnson, Pa
Clifford Touchette                                 42                               Kingman, Az
Susan Chmielecki Rogosienski        43                               Wisconsin
Andrea M Rogosienski                        44                               Wisconsin
Katherine Rogosienski Torgenson 45                                Wisconsin
Cory J Rogosienski                             46                                Wisconsin
Alyssa Drew Rogosienski                  47                                Wisconsin


Jayne Pawlisa has sent us a transcribed copy of the Probate  proceedings for Daniel Garfield of Glover, VT, who died intestate (with out a will) in 1811. We also would like some help from you the readers if you have any information on this family, his wife, children and etc. There was some Garfield's in NH at this time, an Aaron #1 - Aaron #2 - Aaron #3, but Aaron #2 had moved to Glover, could there be some conection here??



GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM
In one of our pass Newsletters we told you about visiting the Garfield Farm and Inn Museum in Illinois on our way back to Florida in the fall, if you ever are in the Area be sure and stop in and see this great 1840s working farm, tell them Garfield sent you.

Garfield Farm is on Garfield Road just north of Illinois Route 38 between Geneva and Elburn, Illinois. It is about 3 miles west of Randall Road, which is at the west edge of Geneva and St. Charles. From Illinois Route 38 turn north on Garfield Road and go about 1/4 mile to the Garfield Farm and Inn.


ENTER WHERE YOU SEE THE SIGN
YOU MIGHT EVEN BE GREETED BY SOME OF THE LOCALS
RIGHT ACROSS THE ROAD IS THE "GARFIELD CEMETERY"
TIMOTHY GARFIELD
HARRIET GARFIELD
THIS IS A LARGE CEMETERY, IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING AND VERY WELL KEPT UP
WE ARE GOING TO BE LEAVING YOU NOW BUT WE WILL BE BACK SHORTLY WITH MORE STORIES, PICTURES, AND INFORMATION, THANKS FOR READING, LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GARFIELD FAMILY. JAYNE PAWLISA AND SUSAN SCHMIDTS WILL HELP YOU IN ANY WAY THEY CAN, A COUPLE GREAT LADIES. THEY ALREADY HAVE QUITE A BIT OF INFORMATION LINED UP FOR ANOTHER NEWLETTER SOON!!