I, Joe Lyddon, received the following email out of the clear blue sky:
Subject: Frederick August Abken
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 00:27:02 +0100
From: "Lloyd Stuart Chaffey III"
My name is Lloyd Stuart Chaffey III. I am the great-grandson of August Henry Abken of Hamburg, Germany. He is the brother of your grandfather Frederick August Abken. This makes us second cousins. I am currently in the Army stationed in Germany and am trying to find information on the Abken side of my family.
Do you know who their father or grand-father was? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Emails continued. . .
I found your web site on Marion Abken. That is where I got your email address. After I sent it I found the other page on how the Abkens came to America. That page was a great help and answered a lot of questions. I have attached a copy of my great-grandfather's descendant file.
I was born July 23, 1970 in Anaheim, CA. I moved to Wisconsin in 1975. I joined the (US) Army in 1988 and have been in since. I have spent most of my time stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX. I have also spent a year in Korea and almost three years in the Middle East. I am currently stationed in Hanau, Germany (about 20 miles east of Frankfurt). I will be here for three more years.
Henry came to America in 1911. He married Paula Kokor and had two children: Henry Jr. and Helen. Helen married Lloyd Stuart Chaffey and had three sons: Michael, Wayne and Lloyd II. Helen currently lives in Paradise, Ca. Michael and Wayne each have children and grand-children. Lloyd married Barbara Eagleton and had five children: Heather, Lloyd III, Timothy, Holly and Becky. I married Maricela Corral and have two children: Amanda and Lloyd IV.
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I would love to go to the reunion sometime. I haven't seen my grandma Helen in a long time. Let me know when the next one is scheduled. I copied and pasted the text in to this message. The formatting isn't the greatest though. Click here to see The file he attached . . .
There was more . . .
Would you mind if I put that information onto my Web Page?
Is it already on the internet somewhere? If so, I can just add a Link to my Page.
I don't mind. I have a lot of information and pictures on my genealogy web site. It needs to be updated though. Here is the link.