july 4, 2018

“Stay positive and the ups will be more frequent than the downs.” ~ Unknown   These are my great-great grandparents Rebecca (nee Patrick) and Patrick Risner, or Reissner as his 3x great-grandfather spelled the name when he immigrated to the US from Germany in 1728 (before the U.S. was an independent nation). Rebecca’s 3x great-grandfather immigrated from Scotland even earlier than that. Each branch of my family tree holds similar