1973 Dec 6
Editor's Note. This is a transcription
by Ginny Good Traycik of
a letter written by her father to his nephew
at John's request. I have prepared it for web viewing and
the notes in [...] also are my doing. -- dg 2001 Aug 3.
A digital copy of the 13 pages of the
also is now available.
-- dg 2006 Oct 30
Dec 6, 1973
Dear nephew & family
When we were in Kansas you asked me to write
some information that I knew about the Good family History. So I finally
got some things down on paper as I remember being told by my grandfather
[Joel] and my father
If you want to rewrite things it might be better reading. some
things came to mind as I was writing as a few places things could be improved.
We are planning on starting for Florida Monday,
Dec 12. Had a few things to be taken care of before getting away, so it
all takes time.
Hope you and family will have a Happy Christmas
and New Year.
With Best wishes,
Your Uncle Floyd
Good family History
[Joel and Susanna]
were born near Breman
Ohio. I remember him telling that there were bear and deer in the woods.
One time he and his older Bro Aaron
cornered a deer in the barn lot and killed it with an axe, their father
[David] scolded them for doing
it, as the deer could have struck at them with its front feet and killed
Another time his father shot a bear that
had mauled a sow that was running loose in the woods.
The young people would go together in groups
to entertainments often times on foot.
My father [I.
B.] told that one of his mother's
bros when he went to see his lady friend the third time everybody went
to the wedding.
A few years after my grandparents
[Joel and Susanna]
were married they moved to northwestern Ohio in the Lima
and Elida area.
I think they only lived there a few years
until they had a sale and moved to Missouri.
When moving from Ohio somewhere they stayed
with some people that had just baked fresh bread, they said it was a shame
to cut fresh bread. My grandparents thot they were not welcome.
I have a chair that was in their set of furniture
that was sold at the sale. Somehow a relative at Goshen, Ind had it, then
gave it to Aunt Minnie Winey when they moved to Goshen Ind, she gave it
to my bro, Archie after
he passed away June
gave it to me.