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					                                 Volume 1 – Edition 6
                                    Autumn 2005



                     BREAKING NEWS
        The Date for the Family Reunion has been set!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 15, 2006. The date will be confirmed on January 2,
                                            2006.
                It will be held at the Burt Lake State Park at the Pavilion.
                   More details to come. Watch your email for updates.
       Introducing… Mr. and Mrs. Troy and Sarah Allaire
                                     By Lynda Allaire
                         (daughter of Martha (Socolovitch) Wilson)

October 8, 2005 is a date that Tim and Lynda Allaire won’t soon forget! Their son, Troy,
married Sarah Lindsey after many long months of planning. The bride, daughter of Kevin and
Susan Lindsey, wore a white gown, handmade by her mother. Sarah was attended by her maid
of honor Rhonda Anderson, and bridesmaids Kate Porter, Amie Kraus, Lisa Lindsey, and Christa
Lindsey. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses. The groom was attended by best
man, Jeff Migda, and groomsmen, Jerry Borowicz, James Sturgill and Roger Gaynor. The ring
bearer was Nicholas VanHeck. Ushers were William Lindsey and Kevin Decker. The couple
hosted a reception at the St. Anthony's Parish Life Center in Mackinaw City. In attendance were
Troy’s Great-Aunts—Gena, Gert, Marge, Barb, & Ann, Great-Uncle Ed and Aunt Rosemary,
and cousins from near and far! Uncle Mark, Aunt Char, and cousin Tracy participated in the
ceremony by reading and helping Father Arthur F. Duchnowicz with communion. The presence
of Troy’s grandmother, Martha (Lynda’s mom) was felt by many in Sacred Heart Church in
Riggsville. We know she’s looking down from the Heavens with a big smile for her grandson!
Welcome to the family, Sarah!


                                                                        Troy’s Great Aunts &
                                                                                Uncle

                                                                    Top Row: Ann Albers, Ed
                                                                    Socolovitch, Marge Surabian,
                                                                    Gert Doyle

                                                                    Bottom Row: Rosemary
                                                                    Socolovitch, Gena Tryban,
                                                                    Barb Kanyo




                                   FLORIDA 2005
                                   By Tom & Dawn Easter
                                    (son of Toni Easter)

Florida is the place to live! We love the sunshine, water, plants, and animals. When we're not
out fishing, we're out walking through the woods. Southwest Florida is getting so busy and
expensive that it's just too much to handle. Our house is for sale (check out
www.eastersnet.com) and once it finds a new owner, we'll be on our way up to north or central
Florida where it's more affordable and a lot less populated. In the meantime, if anyone makes
the trip down to Florida, please give us a shout. There's always room for visitors.
                      News from the Jarzabkowski Clan
                                    by Dan Jarzabkowski
                           (husband of Patty (Tryban) Jarzabkowski)

Tori is moved in and back to school at Michigan State. She is Wilson Hall, and says that her
travel to classes is short as Wilson is centrally located. Kitt is back at Central Michigan and is a
senior this year, although it will be three semesters before he gets his diploma. He will be
looking at an internship in the Spring.

Patty was one of the few people invited to have a private visit with Governor Granholm when
Jennifer was in Reed City on August 26th. Patty spoke to her about Early Childhood Education
and the importance of parenting. Patty concluded her visit by giving the governor a letter that
was a summary of her remarks and several suggestions to increase and promote parenting
programs. I was very proud of her. I briefly spoke to the Gov' about the importance of water
quality.

Kitt and Dan traveled to Vietnam, Korea and Cambodia during most of May as part of a Study
Abroad class that Kitt took over the summer getting three credits in Biology. We just got our
digital camera developed and have several hundred pictures. Everyone needs to travel as there is
a whole other world out there. Kitt wants to get to Poland someday and look up 'relatives' in the
old country from both sides of his family.




 Bob is helping Jim Crawford with his hitch, he is in the blue shirt with his hands at his side —
                                              Ha!
                                  Draft Horse Show
                                  By “Belgium” Bob Pregitzer
                            (son of Georgie (Socolovitch) Pregitzer)

I’ve put the Michigan Great Lakes Invitational in my back pocket for the year. Sally and I are a
part of the crew that puts the show on. Sally ran the show office. We gave up showing at the
show this year so that we could help behind the scenes. We had a good show, with about 1200
draft horses and mules. The place was packed on both Friday and Saturday nights. Our
photographer, Lynn Cassel, has put the pictures up on the web:
www.lynncasselscaldwell.photoreflect.com. Click on Michigan Great Lakes International. 787
pictures are available to view. The big hitches are always towards the end of the day, so look at
the last pages to view them.




                        #62 is putting a block on a player from Clarkston

 Vahan Surabian Plays Football for Birmingham Groves HS
                                      by Laz Surabian
                            (son of Marge (Socolovitch) Surabian)

Vahan has had a full season of football this year springing back from his shoulder injury which
kept him out of all but the first and last game in 2004. Groves went 5 and 4 for the season
culminating with a victory over cross town rival Seaholm (Groves 21 Seaholm 7).

FYI... Groves lost to Seaholm all three years that Vahan’s dad was on the Groves team... as this
article is being written, the Groves team is waiting for news to see if they made it into the
playoffs this year!!


            Kevin Kanyo Runs in the Portland Marathon
                             (son of Barbara (Socolovitch) Kanyo)

On October 9, 2005, Kevin ran in and finished the Portland Marathon in 4 hours, 5 minutes, and
8 seconds. He finished 300 out of 617 – great job Kevin! To see Kevin’s pictures, go to
www.portlandmarathon.com. His bib # is 5003.
On a different note, Kevin reports that Salon Tease is doing great. They have 13 employees and
are in the black. Not bad for less than a year. November 2nd will be their one year anniversary.

                                    Sisters Reunion
                 By Mary Lou (Tryban) Littrell & Dianne (Tryban) Myers

The Tryban sisters (all but Suzanne, she had a last minute change) annual reunion was held in
Phoenix and Las Vegas. They attended the wedding of their nephew Jeremy (Dianne's son) to
Dottie Mae Miller on October 8th. Terry and Char Ellis, Matt Ellis and Kitt Jarzabkowski (who
was in the wedding) all attended. It was a small, but beautiful wedding, about 60 total people.
Dottie and Jeremy are very happy and very much in love!

On October 9th, the sisters rented a van and drove to Las Vegas. On the way to Las Vegas, they
stopped to visit cousin Joan and children Megan and Michael. It was a short, but nice
visit. Joan’s house has a beautiful view of the mountains and her daughter Megan is beautiful
like her Mom. They welcomed us with open arms.

After Joan’s house, the sisters continued on to Hoover Dam Hydro-electric power plant where
Arizona meets Nevada and supplies much of Las Vegas' electricity needs.

At approximately 7 PM the sisters arrived at their Hotel Harrah's and changed clothes to attend
Cirque Du Soleil, the production of "O". The production of "O" is an international cast of world
class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to
create a breathtaking experience in a magnificent setting at the Bellagio hotel. The sisters
enjoyed "O" but if I spent $125 on a ticket for Wayne, he would disown me.

After all the sightseeing the sisters returned home exhausted on October 11th.

                  Josh Graham is Enjoying College Life
                                     by Carole Terlecki
                           (daughter of Dorothy (Socolovitch) Lee)

My grandson, Josh, is loving college life. He has settled in nicely at Michigan Tech in Houghton.
They have had snow already and is asking for some long-sleeved shirts! I guess those short-
sleeved t-shirts just don’t cut it up there!

                   Brady Family Update - Autumn 2005
                                by Peggy (Surabian) Brady
                         (daughter of Marge (Socolovitch) Surabian)

Fall 2005 finds Brendan back at the University of Michigan for his sophomore year. He is in a
different dorm closer to central campus and says that the dorm food has not improved this year.
His address is: 413 Adams House, West Quad, 541 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
Email: bpbrady@umich.edu. All mail is appreciated!
He also appreciates the good dinners when his parents take him out after UM football games. As
UM has lost 3 times this year already, the dinners are often the best part of a football Saturday.
At least the Red Wings are playing again!

Peggy is going to Clermont, FL with her masters swim team to compete in the US Masters
National Synchronized Swimming Championships. The team will celebrate afterwards with a
few days at Disney World. She can't wait to go on the Tower of Terror and the Rock N Roller
Coaster.

Tom is busy at work and trying to get in the last of the golf rounds for this year. He hopes to
meet Peggy at Disney World, work schedule permitting.

Tom, Peggy & Brendan have also enjoyed going to watch Vahan play football for Groves High
School. As the weather gets colder, we like to have #62 play in the game early! Groves needs to
win this coming weekend to get into the playoffs, so good luck to Groves!

              My Introduction to the Socolovitch Family
                                      by Douglas Bonnett
                             (son of Marilyn (Hierholzer) Bonnett)

Hello all, my name is Douglas Bonnett, and I am a son of Gerald and Marilyn (Hierholzer)
Bonnett of Cheboygan/Burt Lake. I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Wilson this summer at my
cousin Jim Betancourt’s house. I attended Pellston Schools and have spent time at several
Michigan colleges and universities. I hold a B.S in Geography from Eastern Michigan
University.

I am currently employed as a GIS Intern at Universal Map, a relatively large map and atlas
company in Williamston, MI. Since this past spring, I have been taking classes on Renewable
and Alternative Energy at Lansing Community College. I have attended several (about 7-more
than I can afford) conferences this year on alternative energy as well as sustainable agriculture
and sustainable development.

This summer, I began working towards building a small farm on my mother’s underutilized land.
I planted a decent variety of vegetables and with much assistance from my family, the garden
was mildly successful. Next summer, I plan to move home to Cheboygan and spent a great deal
of time planting, tending, and hopefully selling vegetables at the local farmer’s markets and
maybe from a roadside stand. I will be getting my farm certified organic at some point next year.
I only use organic seed, no pesticides, and I will be formulating a plan of crop rotation/green
manuring/cover cropping/pest management.

I am very interested in renewable energy and I plan to study energy, geography and sustainable
agriculture when I attend grad school. At this time, MSU seems a likely choice. I look forward
to meeting all of you at the upcoming family reunion. I applaud those of you working hard
towards preserving the Socolovitch Family heritage. If anyone else studies or is interested or
involved in geography, organic farming, or alternative energy, please contact me at
douglasbonnett@yahoo.com. I would love to hear from you.
                                 Genealogy Update
                                      by Mark Wilson
                            (son of Martha (Socolovitch) Wilson)

Since the last report, we have made very little progress in locating Joe Sr. and Kate’s ship
records and the town which they immigrated from in Poland. The frustration is further
compounded by the lack of records available. We have created the Family Stones page to
provide the funding to seek outside help, but we are trying to do as much legwork as possible
before contracting a professional genealogist. (More on this subject on the article titled,
Genealogy Project Financial Report).

After months of very exhausting research and many conversations, Lorie and I discovered that
many of the records from the German Port of Hamburg were lost in WWII bombing raids and
subsequent fires. There is a place in Germany they are trying to recreate these records from New
York lists, but the years that we need (from the late 1860’s to mid 1870’s) have not yet been
indexed. This translates to looking at one microfilmed page at a time, looking for a name or
names that may or may not be misspelled. What we do know is their approximate ages, they
came from Prussia, and their last name began with an S and an R. There were three to five ships
that arrived in New York a day, with anywhere from 20 to 200+ people on each, week after week.
This would take considerable time at $30.00+ per hour. Even then, there are no guarantees in
locating them. We have not given up! We are now trying to locate a professional genealogist in
New York to research the records. From what Lorie, Jim (Betancourt), and I can find on the
Internet, New York has the most complete set of ship records.

The other parts of this project have blossomed into something that is unbelievable. I located
information and people on my dad’s, mother’s, father’s side in Massachusetts (the Harvenders).
This relative provided me with information going back to an additional generation (Great-Great-
Great Grandfather), and most of their children, and their children, etc. They were Dutch from
Holland, and they were sailors and fishermen by trade.

Jim Betancourt had a similar experience with the Hierholzer side of his family. He found a lady
that has been working on that tree for 30+ years. Jim now has information that dates back into
the 1600’s in Germany. Including the town pictures of the town a few years back etc.

As promised, we will have our family tree ready for everyone to see at the upcoming 2006
Reunion. We would like to print it all out in a tree form, but there is a small problem. At this
moment the tree would take a piece of paper approx. 10 INCHES wide and 6.5 FEET long! My
printer is not that big… does anyone have a printer that size we can use??

Note: If anyone has Family Tree Maker or any genealogy software and would like an email
download of our file, please contact Mark Wilson.

                   Genealogy Project Financial Report
                                      by Mark Wilson
                            (son of Martha (Socolovitch) Wilson)
A few months back, we created the Wall of Family Stones to help raise funds which will enable
us to do a more in-depth study of the origin of Joe Sr. and Kate. As promised when this project
was announced, an accounting is hereby published in the family newspaper, Autumn Edition -
2005.

Funds received for sale of stones and contributions:         $210.00
Funds expended as of 10/24/2005                              $ 00.00
Funds remaining                                              $210.00

I certify the above to be true and accurate.
Mark J. Wilson
The Bookie, Goaltender, and Fundraising Treasurer

Ever since this fundraising activity kicked off, many people have approached me about the
money they were going to contribute. Believe it or not, summer has come and gone, and many
of the promises were kept, but very little money has appeared.

Stones are still for sale and contributions are still be accepted! We have not even reached 50%
of the anticipated goal.

Family Stones site link: http://home.comcast.net/~socolovitch/index_files/WallofStones.htm

                                  On the Road Again
                                  by Vahan Surabian
         (Laz & Connie Surabian’s son, Marge (Socolovitch) Surabian’s grandson)

BEEP, BEEP, BEEP! I was startled by that annoying noise that every one hates, the alarm clock.
I rolled over to turn it off and check the time. It was five in the morning, so I woke up everyone
else in the room. The scout troop began to get ready for our five-hour drive from Colorado
Springs to Cimarron, New Mexico. On the bus, the crew fell asleep again (much to the dismay of
the crew leader who wanted us to be wide-awake for the ride). The twelve of us were on the first
leg of the trip of our lives. This trip was an eighty four-mile hike in ten days at the Philmont
Scout Reservation. Everyone prepared in their own ways some from being active in sports,
others just from hiking a lot. The crew believed we were in good shape to challenge the
enormous mountains that lie before us like sleeping giants. When we awoke from our slumber,
the bus was still an hour away. Each of us started to gaze out the windows to see what was ever
looming in our not so distant future. Any thoughts of returning home had evaporated from
everyone’s mind. Our focus now was the daunting task of returning home in one peace.

At two o’clock we had reached our new home for the next ten days. We waited our turn to get
off the bus and gather our equipment. We struggled to stand for our legs were so tight from
sitting for so long. Our crew now with full pack waited for our guide to take us to Tent City. Tent
city ah what a beautiful sight for the weary hikers coming off the trial, and just a glimpse of what
lay ahead. Upon arriving we took our heavy packs and set them inside the tents for the bell rang,
it was chow time. We ran to formation to ensure we got a good spot. Suddenly the once clear
blue sky was covered in total darkness. Thunder rang out and huge droplets of water as big as a
bear came down from the heavens. As quickly as it had started the storm had stopped and the sun
came back out to great us. During lunch we were told about the things we have to watch out for
on the trail… of course no one listened, we were all stuffing our face with what would be the last
some what decent meal we would taste for long time. Once the crew was finished with lunch we
went with our guide to pick up some more equipment that we would need on the trail along with
our food for the next five days. After repacking and find places to store all of the new burdens
we would have to carry, we would hit the sack for this night was our last night and was
completely devoted to getting some decent sleep.

The next morning we woke up at nine and went to go take our last shower for ten days. After the
nice refreshing shower we were given some final instructions from our guide, and then we were
loaded on to the bus to begin the grueling hike. The bus ride was bumpy but fast. The crew was
racing on adrenaline. When the crew reached our destination the guide led us into the woods to
begin the adventure. Our packs weighing anywhere from sixty five to eighty five pounds seemed
to be like lead weights hanging on us as we started the long campaign. For what seemed like four
hours we had walked but we had only covered three miles. The group stopped and looked out
over what we now knew was a cliff and saw base camp start to fade away. Wile starring out into
the distance, we now realized how big these mountains really were. They were the biggest things
I’ve ever seen I thought to my self. Our big egos were now deflated.

By day six the company had covered over 40 miles and yet our toughest challenge was still left.
Climbing Mt. Philips had to be the most grueling and deterring thing any of us had ever endured.
Mt. Philips was 11,775 feet above sea level. As a crew decision we decided to leave early that
day to make it to the top by mid-day. The group woke up at four thirty in the morning. The troop
had gotten to what we thought was a quarter of the way up and stopped to eat breakfast. Once
done eating breakfast we picked up our pack and started out again. After about 4 more hours of
walking we had not reached half of the way up. When we found this out the crew began to
become depressed and all highs of conquer this mountain were now depressing thoughts of
wanting to go home. The crew walked for a few more hours then decided to stop for a break to
clear our minds. During the break another company had passed us and said that the summit was
only a couple hundred yards ahead. With this new information everyone felt energized and
excited and wanted to get up and going.

Now what used to be nice terrain suddenly turned to lose rocks and small shrubs. We all had
trouble climbing up the mountain now; every step was dangerous and could lead to a terrible
falling death. We pushed farther up the mountain and could finally see the summit. It was
beautiful sight to see. When the crew reached the tip top of Mt. Philips the mode was ecstatic,
full of amazement, and a sense of accomplishment. We set our packs down and all found logs to
sit on. This is the one place in Pilmont that you could get reception on a cell phone. During our
stop at the top we all tried to call our parents or some one we knew. The scenery around us was
something you could never forget. The trees were at lest fifty feet tall. Out into the distance you
could see the continental divide and its snow caped mountains. It was so amazing it would take
your breath away and to think that I was lucky enough to see it.
                            Socolovitch Pumpkin Patch
                            by Rich Adams – Cheboygan Tribune
Pumpkins abound at this pumpkin patch located at the corner of Church and Polish Line roads. It
is just one of many patches in the area preparing for Halloween, and these veggies could end up
                            as Jack-O-lanterns or Thanksgiving pies.

Note: This is the pumpkin patch of Steve and Debbie Socolovitch (son of Ed & Rosemary
Socolovitch). They live on the former farm of Tony and Josie Socolovitch and Stan Socolovitch.
                                      “Little Cutie”
August 17, 2005, The Cheboygan Daily Tribune announced that Madison Asher was declared
the winner of the ―Little Cutie Contest‖. Madison is the daughter of Matt and Nicole Asher,
Granddaughter of Dianne and Jim Meyers and Great Granddaughter of Virginia Tryban.
Congratulations!


                                   Fr. James Loew
                              (son of Helen (Socolovitch) Loew)

I wanted to let everyone know that I have been reassigned to Saint Vincent Archabbey. My new
address is: Saint Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe Pa., 15650. This of
course is my motherhouse!!! It is really good to be back. I will be working at the Abbey doing
administration work… in other words pushing papers! It is a good change of pace though. In a
few more years or whenever, I may be "out" again working. My new email address is
frjhlosb@aol.com.
                           News from the Asher Family
                              by Nicole (Paquet) Asher
    (Dianne Tryban Myers’ daughter, Virginia (Socolovitch) Tryban’s granddaughter)

I've uploaded our summer photos to a new website asherphotos.shutterfly.com. These photos
encompass all our fun times June through September. This summer we took advantage of the
nice weather and spent time boating, jet skiing, golfing and traveling. We spent time in the
upper peninsula at Tacquanomon (sp?) Falls where we were able to play in the falls and have an
enjoyable picnic. Madison had no aversion to the cold water temp and probably would have
played in the water all day. We also traveled out west to Hill City SD for our friend Steve and
his new wife Kendra's wedding. Great times were had by all! We spent lots of time at petting
zoos, fairs, parks, nature trails, etc. Madison has a strong affinity for animals. She can't seem to
get enough whether it's the live version or those in print.

Madison also celebrated her 2nd birthday twice. Once in South Dakota and once in
Michigan. She didn't seem to mind and is already talking about her next birthday! She has
turned into quite the little talker and likes to use words like actually, maybe and probably
whenever she can work them in. She now can tell you that Peyton Manning is her favorite
quarterback and knows that when football is on TV it is either Michigan or the Colts. She has
also started perfecting game day lingo like touchdown, spike the ball, tackle and go, go, go when
someone is running the ball. She and I go to gymnastics and music class once a week. She likes
to jump on the tumble trac, walk on the balance beam (on the floor) and hang from the bars at
gymnastics. Music class has been a big hit since it has a water theme and she gets to pretend
she’s a fish a lot of the time. She is fiercely independent and wants to do everything "by
myself." She's into playing games as well with her favorites being hide and seek and "let's find
Nemo." Although we never seem to find Nemo because he lives in the ocean but we do pass a
lot of time looking for him.

As usual the summer flew, as do most days with a young toddler. We're all looking forward to
the upcoming seasons. Madison asked if there would be snow when she woke up the other
night. I'm not quite ready for that yet but as the leaves start to turn I'm definitely ready for the
fall.

                          Bennie R. Socolovitch Eulogy
                                      by Stacey Dogonski
                           (daughter of Darlene (Socolovitch) Bryant,
                              granddaughter of Ben Socolovitch)

Here is my Grandpa's eulogy that I wrote for his funeral:

When you are asked to eulogize someone, how do you begin the task of summarizing their life in
a few paragraphs? We thought that we should start with the facts:

Benny Roman Socolovitch was born on January 4, 1925 in Cheboygan, Michigan to Anthony
and Josephine Socolovitch. The youngest of 5 children, he spent his childhood working the
family farm in rural Cheboygan. On his 18th birthday, Benny was drafted into the U.S. Army
during World War II and spent his tour of duty in the Philippines and he was present at the battle
of Saipan. After an honorable discharge in 1946, he went back to his family farm in Cheboygan,
where he married Evelyn Budzinski and had 4 children, Dalphine, Darlene, Debby, and Dennis.
Their marriage ended in 1958.

Ben worked in the Detroit area for Wilson’s Farm, general contracting and ended up retiring
from Wycoff Steel on medical disability.

In 1969, his daughter Darlene introduced him to Marilyn ―Jean‖ McKinney. After a very short
courtship, they were married in April of 1969 and have been married for 36 years. They enjoyed
each others company and were a perfect fit for each other. They had a wonderful life together.
Every day when Jean would come home from work he would have a cup of coffee waiting for
her on the kitchen table and they would spend time talking about their days.

To sum up Gramps, you first have to understand his sense of humor. He was quick witted, quick
to laugh and liked to have a good time with family and friends. To say that his vocabulary was
―colorful‖ was an understatement.

Some collective memories we have of him are how much he enjoyed his grandchildren and
would take them strawberry picking every season, family holidays, how much he loved working
in his garden, filling up grocery bags full of tomatoes and peppers for you take with you when
you left after a visit with him. His passion for cooking and our willingness to eat his cooking. He
made the best chocolate cake, sauerkraut, and plotski. One of his favorite phrases and pastimes
was ―Smidgening‖, He would always be sitting at the table and would ask someone to give him
just a little smidgen of what was left on the plate…‖Give me just a smidgen of that cake‖, before
you knew it the cake was gone. He was that way with Bate’s Burgers also.

It was his long standing joke that he would offer the young grandchildren a ―Dip‖ of his
Copenhagen, we would laugh and tell him no. Mark was the only one with the guts to try it and
turned an interesting shade of green.

He was the originator of ―The Monster‖ and never refused to do ―The Monster‖ 10 times before
you left after a visit. We affectionately called Gramps attacking the car as we backed out of the
driveway ―Grampzilla‖ (I am sure if you ask Mark, he could do an impression for you).

I remember spending hours playing Rummy with him at the kitchen table. Our family has a
tradition of spending time around the kitchen table. It gives us comfort to know that it was him
that drew us to that kitchen table time and time again whether it was to play cards, eat that
incredible food or just have a tender moment enjoying coffee and conversation after a long days
work.

Ben was a person who could see the beauty in the world even when it was at it’s darkest moment,
he had a respect for nature and the earth and the delicate balance of working with the earth to
create plentiful crops and flowers. He had a respect for humanity and a hard days work. He
taught his children to have respect for others, have a good work ethic, and understand their
connection to natural world. No one is a perfect parent but Ben did the best that he knew how.

He gave the family a rich sense of their Polish heritage.

We love you Gramps, we will always miss you, we will always remember you and the memories
we had with you, you will always be a part of our lives, hearts and souls.

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm
upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields, Until we meet again, my friend, may God
hold you in the palm of his hand.

                               Angie Tryban Turns 16
                                 by Mary Lou (Tryban) Littrell

On October 16th, Angie Mae Tryban celebrated her 16th birthday with a party hosted by her
Uncle Wayne and Aunt Lou. Angie's Grandma Tryban, and Grandma Parkey attended along
with aunts, uncles, and cousins. Uncle Wayne cooked a delicious meal consisting of ham,
mashed potatoes, corn, Aunt Kris sourdough bread, German chocolate cake (Aunt Lou made
from scratch) and the rest of Angie's favorites. Her big present was a Pontiac Bonneville.




                                    Mystery Picture
                          Can anyone identify this farm and its location?
                                  Genealogy Quiz
1) How many children did Frank and Annie Socolovitch have? Can you name them?
   a) 8
   b) 9
   c) 10
   d) 12
2) How many children did Frances and John X. Yankoviak have? Can you name them?
   a) 2
   b) 4
   c) 8
   d) We don’t know – they have not given us any information for the project yet.
3) How many total children did Tony and Josie Socolovitch have? Can you name them?
   a) 5
   b) 6
   c) 7
   d) 9
4) How many total children did Joe and Louise Socolovitch have? Can you name them?
   a) 8
   b) 10
   c) 11
   d) 12
5) How many (3rd generation) first cousins were there in the Socolovitch Family (Joe and Kate
   1st, their children, 2nd, their grandchildren, 3rd)? Can you name them?
   a) Less than 28
   b) 30
   c) 32
   d) 34
   e) Greater than 34
   f) We don’t know the exact count because we don’t have the Frances/John X. information
        yet
6) How many (3rd generation) first cousins are still living?
   a) 8
   b) 10
   c) 12
   d) We don’t know the exact count because we don’t have the Frances/John X. information
        yet
7) How many (4th generation) first cousins are there for each of the above families
   (grandchildren of each family listed above).
   a) Frank/Anne Socolovitch
        i) 20
        ii) 25
        iii) 30
        iv) 35
   b) Frances/John X. Yankoviak
        i) 10
      ii) 15
      iii) 20
      iv) We don’t know the exact count because we don’t have the Frances/John X.
           information yet
   c) Tony/Josie Socolovitch
      i) 10
      ii) 15
      iii) 20
      iv) 25
   d) Joe/Louise Socolovitch
      i) 22
      ii) 24
      iii) 26
      iv) 28

(Hint – most answers can be found on the family website)

				
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