Hello, I am a direct decendent of Hans martin Wetzel& Mary Bonnett. I have been to the Jean Bonnett Tavern Inn, and really enjoyed my stay there. Its been 2-3 years now and want to return for a visit. Thank you so much for all the hospitality there. Sincerely Donna Strinden
I have found your very nice story and photos related to the massacre of the Phillips party in Woodcock Valley, Pennsylvania, during the Revolution. I thought you might be interested to know that deeds in the Hunterdon County courthouse and documents in Green County, Kentucky, show that the Phillips family, led by Captain Phillips, sold their Pennsylvania land just before 1800 and moved to Green County. Captain Phillips son Elijah, who was captured with him, died at the Pennsylvania homestead and is buried there. His gravesite, not far from the cabin in your photo, has a DAR marker.
In a totally unrelated genealogical search I found in a Revolutionary pension application of a John Campbell of Kentucky an account of the discovery of the graves of the massacre victims.
a Phillips descendant
You did a great job on Fort Mims! Impressive! I'd love to link this to our fortmims.org site. You and your site are definitely an asset to our organization--Fort Mims Restoration Association.
You're right--we have a lot going on right now as we prepare for the 200th Anniversary in 2013! Make your plans to attend now.
Soon we will begin building a blockhouse on the SW corner. It will be an awesome addition to an already beautiful and peaceful site (did you say eerie?).. The plans for a spring event on March17-18, 2012 will bring in the War of 1812 and how it affected the Tensaw Country..plus a Dinner/Theatre (reservations) on Saturday evening with proceeds going toward the Blockhouse. It's gonna be great--so come join us!
Remember Fort Mims!! especially on the last weekend of August--you can learn a lot, visit a beautiful place and have some fun!
Claudia Campbell, President
Fort Mims Restoration Association
Thanks for the page about the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin. Very respectfully written, and very interesting. I had always heard about the Peshtigo fire as a kid in a Wisconsin school, but had no idea it was the same day and larger than the Great Chicago Fire or that other large fires occurred in Michigan and Minnesota also on the same day. Kind of makes you wonder if the warning about "next time by fire" given to Noah ought not be taken more seriously. I intend to visit the apparition site at the next opportunity. Thanks for sharing your trip.
I was working at the Peshtigo Fire Museum when you came in
I'm very impressed with your website. Keep up the good work and I will visit your site quite often.