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Remembering the Fetzer family’s ‘cousin’

The Fetzer family story continues this week. Last week's information was previously published by Mary Dasher Douglass. Today's information was shared with her family by Ida Evelina Dasher Rush, who was a descendant of George Washington Fetzer's daughter Evelina Salome Fetzer Dasher, who married Zeno James Dasher.

July 27, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering George Washington Fetzer

George Washington Fetzer, a sixth-generation descendant of Johann Ulrich Fetzer, was born in Ebenezer on Dec. 29, 1844. He was the son of Richard Israel and Salome Kieffer Fetzer, both of whom were Salzburgers.

July 20, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Anticipating the 226th Methodist Camp meeting

On Friday, the 226th Annual Effingham County United Methodist Camp Meeting will begin with a worship service at 7:30 p.m. The event goes on with services daily at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. through July 20.

July 13, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Exploring archived photographs

Compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have info or photos to share contact her at 754-6681 or email hesheraldexley@aol.com.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering Solomon Exley

The home in the accompanying photograph was built by Solomon Exley, oldest son of John Michael Exley, first of the clan to be born in the Parish of Saint Matthew in the province of Georgia.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering Leonorian Neidlinger

Leonorian Neidlinger was born to Frances Melissa Shearouse Neidlinger in Effingham County, on April 4, 1865. His father, Edwin Samuel Shadrack Neidlinger, died in the Civil War on March 12, 1865, less than a month before his birth.

June 22, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering Clyo’s Metzger brothers

My paternal grandmother Annie Mae Reiser Exley's Aunt Mary Felisher "Aunt Lish" (born in 1846) married Benjamin Metzger who lived in the edge of Clyo. They had 6 children including 2 daughters, Kate Olive who married Thomas Maner and Bertha May who died unmarried. Four sons were born to the couple: Julius Brutus who died unmarried, Cassius Clay "Cash", Augustus Caesar and Jefferson Cortez. Of these brothers the only surviving male descendant was Cortez's son Jefferson Cortez Metzger, Jr. who inherited their large farm near the Savannah River. In time Albert and George Allen came to own the ...

June 15, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Above from left to right are Hospice Savannah’s Tonya Hillis, Firefighter Mike Whittle, Fire Chief C

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have information to share or photos contact her at754-6681or email her at hesheraldexley@aol.com

June 08, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Tung Oil tree, an oddity in the area

The Asian native Tung Oil tree came into America during World War I and in the 1920s was cultivated on plantations from Florida to Texas.

June 01, 2016 | Staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Perusing old school pictures

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos to share or information contact her at 754-6681 or hesheraldexley@aol.com.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Blooming catalpa trees

Nearly every old farm had some "catawba" trees as they were mostly known. The catalpa trees were good shade trees which produced rot resistant twisting trunks used for fence posts and were the food source for the fish loving catalpa caterpillar. Many farms had little orchards of these trees some distance away from their fruit orchards.

May 18, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Finding more memories of Springfield

This is the continuation of a letter to the editor from last week from Mr. Danny "Buddy" Moore:

May 11, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Memories of Springfield

Daniel E. "Buddy" Moore's family shared this letter to the editor of the Springfield Herald after he died in February 1967 titled "Happy Memories":

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering the Sunday School Convention in the 1880s

As we prepare for the 137th annual Sunday School Convention, we are thrilled to have uncovered some pictures never shared dating to the convention prior to the Effingham County Methodist Campground being located on its present site. The two-story structure in the background indicates it was during the days when convention was held in Springfield near the present Springfield United Methodist Church. These wonderful old photos were provided by Shirley Palmer from the collection of Harry Bird Zittrouer. Young Ramah Bird is believed to be 7 to 9 years of age dating the photographs to the late 1880s.

April 27, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Remembering Mama

On Jan. 30, 2016, my mother, Ellen Hinely Exley, passed away peacefully at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro after many years of declining health. It was my privilege to be her daily caretaker, along with my father, for her last six months. She was a wife of over 63 years, Mama to my brother David and I, "Grandmama" to Brett, member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and every good thing that a wonderful loving generous talented mother could be.

April 20, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


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Some advice on making pear relish

This is the time of year on the old farms in Effingham County when pears get ripe. Almost all the farms had a few pear ...

September 26, 2016 | By SUSAN EXLEY Historic Effingham Society | Echoes of Effingham


Discovering Fall's beauty

Just before fall leaves turn into their bright hues, there is a native perennial shrub that is mostly found on the edges of our wooded ...

September 26, 2016 | By SUSAN EXLEY Historic Effingham Society | Echoes of Effingham


Perusing old Family Albums

William Oliver Boaen Family in 1907

September 26, 2016 | By SUSAN EXLEY Historic Effingham Society | Echoes of Effingham


Saying goodbye to an old friend

On Aug. 5, Effingham Herald Editor Patrick Donahue will be moving on to accept an editorship in Thomasville. Effingham County's loss will be Thomasville ...

August 03, 2016 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


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