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Echoes of Effingham

Remembering the Fetzer family’s ‘cousin’

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 ... » Read More
Remembering George Washington Fetzer

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 ... » Read More
Anticipating the 226th Methodist Camp meeting

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 ... » Read More
Exploring archived photographs

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. » Read More
Remembering Solomon Exley

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 ... » Read More
Remembering Leonorian Neidlinger

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 ... » Read More
Remembering Clyo’s Metzger brothers

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

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 ... » Read More
Tung Oil tree, an oddity in the area

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. » Read More


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