Archived, Sep 2008–Dec 2017


The following entries are from the old website. Visitors to the site could log in and make a post, so they are archived and documented here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2017

my walter family is jacob walter the s was added later

∼ kathylee

Sunday, May 21, 2017

I just wanted to drop a note . I haven't heard from my great aunt Irene Walter in long time time. I try to contact her but i couldn't find her or couldn't find her address. Since Hi I have a Great Uncle Ernest Walter and Aunt Irene ( Sellar) Walter live in Saskatoon SK ( Canada) . they have last name walter. that's my dad's uncle and aunt. I have not see Ernest or Irene since i found out that Ernest Otto Walter passed away about 6 yrs ago in 2011. I lost contact with Great Aunt Irene Walter years ago and i have not hear from her for long time . I try to find his family and his wife's family that why i research on here. so if you know them ? if you can find Irene Walter 's address or if you contact her. Please let me know or contact me anytime thanks

∼ Carrie ( Haight) McCarthy

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I recently confirmed my connection to this family by a Ancestry DNA test. I am descended from George Walter and Barbra Bush through their son Henry Walter, b. 1786 in Easton, Northampton Co. PA. I have been searching for many years to find parents for my Henry and it is with great relief that they have been found. If anyone wants detailed family history for my Henry Walter family, just let me know.

∼ Ken Walter

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hello, my great great grandfather was John Talbot Walter born in 1837 in Warren County, Indiana. His father was William S Walter, born October 03, 1795 in Georgetown, Virginia and died December 14, 1855 in Warren County, Indiana. He married Eleanor Leith (Leach) in about 1825 in Virginia, possibly Shenandoah. I can't find any information past this and am wondering if your Walter family and mine might have common ancestors. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

∼ Sandra Milenski

Thursday, December 3, 2015

no news because i just joined site, and i am trying to see if any relatives are still in tunkhannock PA. area.

∼ edward walter

Monday, September 28, 2015

Some of the Walter family Migrated to smaller islands like those in the Caribbean to expand their wealth. The bought Estates and built Mansions which have been passed down to the generations after them.Some like my uncles have become actors (Jules Walter), Artists (Frank and Jules Walter), politicians ,Chairman (Vaughn Walter) Scienrists (John Jacob Walter) Premiers (Sir George H.Walter)and even Minister of Trade Industry and Commerce (Selvin Walter).

∼ Khiearah Walter

Saturday, July 11, 2015

I need to correct my Feb 19, 2015 News entry in which I stated Bernard (Barnet) Walter's birth date as 1715. I have learned that several of us have had difficulty reconciling the conflicting birth years of 1715 and 1721, both of which have been reported for "Bernard". And similarly there has been some confusion over his name being referred to as (Johann) Bernard vs Barnet. As it turns out, Barnet had an older brother named (Johann) Bernard who was in fact born May 13, 1715, but who died in infancy. For those of us who didn't know that Barnet had a brother with that name and born in that year, it was natural to try to reconcile the 2 reported names and 2 reported birth dates into "one person". Thanks to information on this website and other sources I now know that these were 2 siblings, and that Barnet was the survivor and 11 year old immigrant in 1732 that later had so many descendants, and his birth date was in fact Feb 17, 1721 and death date was Mar 22, 1781. I also credit this website with confirming our ancestry back to Barnet's father, (Hans) Bernhard, who at age 58 immigrated with his wife and 3 surviving children to the US. And yet even further back to his father, (Hans) Michael Walter, in the Palatinate. The Iowa Walter clan that I represent thanks Richard, Sarah, and other contributors to this website for sharing so much valuable Walter family history.

∼ Don "Chip" Walter, Iowa City, Iowa

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hi I have a Great Uncle Ernest Walter and Aunt Irene ( Sellar) Walter live in Saskatoon SK ( Canada) . they have last name walter. that's my dad's uncle and aunt. I have not see Ernest or Irene since i found out that Ernest Otto Walter passed away about 4 yrs ago in 2011. I lost contact with Great Aunt Irene Walter years ago and i have not hear from her for long time . I try to find his family and his wife's family that why i research on here. so if you know them ? let me know thanks

∼ Carrie ( Haight) McCarthy

Sunday, January 1, 2015

Hello Walter family.My name is Christopher McManus.The son of sherry.Im trying to figure out if I'm related.I know her great grandfather left a trust fund for the family...Walter family trust?Is this the same family?I believe my mother and her family live in Arkansas?I live in Tampa Florida with my family.

∼ Christopher McManus

Sunday, February 19, 2015

We just discovered this website and are descendants of Bernard Walter (1715-1781) who came to the US from the Palatinate on the ship Loyal Judith arriving in Philadelphia Sept 25, 1732. Our lineage then goes to Bernard's son George (who with brothers Michael, John & Conrad served in the PA militia/Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), his son Leonard, his son Peter (who with his wife & children moved from PA to Iowa in 1868), his son Herbert Thomas, his son Donald Herbert, his son Donald Dean, myself Donald Herbert (Chip) and my 2 sons Colin & Morgan. There is some uncertainty as to Bernard's (1715-1781) father's identity in the documents I've seen - it may be Conrad who arrived on the Loyal Judith (at age 58?) with Bernard (who must have been 17). If this is true my sons represent the 10th generation of Walter's in the US. I just came across the family tree work my mother had put together while clearing out my parent's house following my father's recent death. My son Colin then came across this website so I thought I'd chime in with another Walter lineage report. Thank you to those who have put this resource together!

∼ Don (Chip) Walter

Sunday, July 6, 2012

Sent you my email through the contact tab.

∼ Dustin

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I would like for Dustin Walters to contact me about the Walters family info he has offered to share. Thank you

∼ Rebecca

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I just want to introduce myself. I am Marcee C. Sturwold and my mother was a Walter and decended from the Walter's who were from Bavaria, Germany, Pfaffenhausen to be exact. If you know more about my ancestors please let me know. I am creating a book for my nieces and nephews to pass down to their children etc. Thanks!

∼ Marcee C. Sturwold

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Two brothers with different names? I am decended from Hans Conrad Walter(s), it seems the name got an "s" added or taken away at some point. Most likly added given that it German and may come from Walther? Anyway, I have all the info from Conrad down if anyone is intrested in the Walters side.

∼ Dustin Walters

Sunday, April 6, 2012

I will be taking an Amtrak train trip via New Orleans, LA to Austin, TX. Leaving Monday to visit with Sarah Adele for a short while. Will return on the train via Chicago, IL and Indiana and West Virginia.

∼ Richard J. Walter

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I am new to this page, my Mother's maiden name is Walter. Her father was Robley Donald Walter from Easton, Pa. His brother was Rep. Francis E. Walter (D) a congressman from Easton for 33 years. Their father was Dr. Robley D. Walter of Easton. Looking for relatives, stories, etc. for research. Thanks, H. Allen Beard, Jr.

∼ Allen

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Whew, we are having one hot,dry summer!Hope everyone is well. We are enjoying our miniature horses and going to a few shows.Stop by if you are in the area!

∼ Kathy

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hans Conrad Walter was my 6th Great Grandfather,Nancy Walter Noble (1801-1873) was my 3rd maternal great grandmother:)

∼ Cathy Connors

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Taking an Amtrak train trip to California to visit Sarah. Will leave middle of April & return early May. Will see Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City & Rocky Mountains. On return will go through New Mexico, Kansas City and West Virginia. Plan a stop in San Francisco before going to Long Beach, CA.

∼ Richard J. Walter

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New year everyone!Hope everyone is good,as far as I can think it is all good here in Chapel Hill.

∼ jeff earle

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hi Family! Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We are traveling to Topsail, NC to visit with Rose Mary. I hope you all have a good turkey day!

∼ Annie

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nothing like getting back from a long trip and having your pets demonstrate that they in fact did miss you. Such non-judgmental creatures! We went on a trip to White Sulphur Springs , WV to see friends. Visited the fabulous Greenbrier Hotel, which until early this year was owned by the CSX railroad people. They are now constructing gambling facilities next to the building. From there we went to Bowling Green , Kentucky . Sandra had a school friend that she had not seen for about 40 years from Minnesota . The friend and her husband were attending a Goodguys car show, bringing their 1950 Ford Custom. A second friend brought his 1963 Chevrolet Impala. The Ford did win a prize in a classification. There were perhaps 2,000 cars at this show from around the country. I am not a car person but probably looked at close to a thousand of them. Had to go to the National Corvette Museum and by the GM factory, which produces the Corvette – however, the factory tours were closed, as the factory was not producing any cars when we were there. After several days, all of us headed to Nashville , Tennessee . That place has a lively vibrant downtown with the streets lined with bars that have country music pouring out of all of them. Of course went to Opryland & various museums. I had to work in some of my personal interest on this trip: a nice rail museum in and at the old station at Bowling Green , KY. In Nashville , TN saw the old railroad station, which is now a hotel, and the new quaint commuter rail station downtown. Also took in the station at Bristol , TN /VA and the hotel once owned by the Norfolk Western Railway in Roanoke , VA plus a large transportation museum nearby. Daughter Anna Marie had worked on our second bathroom when we were gone. The throne had to be removed and put back for new flooring. Painted and all new cabinets, hardware, and electrical devices. I always new Anna was creative but did not realized this extent of her talents.

∼ Richard J. Walter

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hi All! Mom, Megan, Jacob and I are flying to Long Beach, CA tomorrow to visit Sarah and Dameon. We are planning to hit the San Diego Zoo and Lego Land. It will be Jacob's 9th Birthday while we are there and he has always wanted to go to Lego Land. I am sure we will see some other cool stuff too. In August we will head down to VA Beach to visit Aunt Rose Mary! I hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer. Annie

∼ Annie

Monday, July 20, 2009

A short time ago Kevin Earle and girlfriend Deborah stopped overnight in Vienna, VA on their way to Connecticut; we had a nice chat over breakfast. Richard & Sandra Walter, Jacob & Kelsey Walter-Johnson recently went to the mountains. We went to Luray, VA to see the underground caravans. Our trip included a drive on Skyline Drive and several nights at the Big Meadows Lodge in the Shenandoah National Park. We saw two days in a row, a mother bear and her two cubs {exciting} plus plenty of deer and rodent size animals. Still recovering from a long walk 442 feet down the side of a mountain to visit a waterfall. It took about ½ hour to get to the falls but an hour and ¼ to walk back up. About equal to a 44 story building! Richard took granddaughter Megan Walter-Johnson to the Smithsonian Museums the other day. We went to the American History Museum, Natural History Museum, and National Gallery of Art. Took in the Old Post Office Tower and rode the carousel on the mall a couple of times. Wednesday July 22, 2009 Sandra Walter and Anna, Megan & Jacob Walter-Johnson will fly to visit Sarah Walter in Long Beach, CA for a fun week.

∼ Richard J. Walter

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hello everyone.I like this Walter family connection alot, I need to use it and check it more often. Spring is here yahoo!We will have been in the house a year next month only 29 more years to go and it will be mine.Framing in some walls down stairs to make an apartment, Hell let somebody else pay the mortgage,am I right?,or am I right! HA HA!Also thinking of starting to board a few dogs also. Calling it " ANIMAL HOUSE " dog kennel Let you know how things go Love to all.

∼ Jeff and Lisa

Saturday, March 21, 2009

We went skiing at Timberline ski resort in Davis, WV with the Cub Scouts. Had an awesome day. The weather was in the 50's, the mountains were beautiful. Everyone did well until the last run of the day. Kelsey went of the snow and hit her hand on a rock. A little detour to the ER said she had a sprained hand. She is ok. Said she had a blast in spite of the injury!. More skiing on Sunday. Packed up and visited Blackwater Falls. Very pretty. That's all for now. I love WV. I could move there. Annie and the Gang.

∼ Annie

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hello, just thinking about everyone. I am very ready for spring this year!! David and I are both doing well.Grandaddy will be 89 on March 29!! He's still going and doing!! Love to all, Kat

∼ Kathy Papineau

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hi Jeff! Good to see you on here! =)

∼ Sarah

Saturday, January 3, 2009

hello i just logged in, jeff earle

∼ jeff earle

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hello Everyone!

Richard has been feeding me small updates over the last 2 months, so there are little changes here and there. I started a new job in October with an interactive design agency in Long Beach called Visualade. I am working on lots of different projects from branding and identity for a new company to website redesigns as well as a magazine. Lots of variety, great co-workers and clients, and learning new things — so far, so good...

∼ Sarah

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

∼ Annie

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We rented an RV and we are traveling to Virginia Beach to visit Aunt Rosemary for Thanksgiving!! Should be interesting.............clear the tunnel!!!

∼ Annie

Tuesday, October 13, 2008

Have registered to test the site out. Sarah, Richard, and Sandra are now back from seeing the leaves turn in Vermont, visiting the covered bridges in New Hampshire, and touring Boston,MA and Mysti,CT. Richard and Sandra are also back from attending Richard's 50th High School class reunion in Elizabeth City, NC. Time to rest!

∼ Richard J. Walter

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I should be packing to fly back East tomorrow, but instead I am working on upgrading functionality features on the website. I improved features to add news updates more easily, and this is a test to make sure it works live.

Any family member can add news updates, you simply must register first (a very simple form). Once you have registered, you just login with your email address and password, and add news to your heart's content... Taking a trip? Let others know! Getting a new job, moving, getting married, having a kid? Post a news update!

Okay, I am going to hit "Submit" and like magic it will update the news page. I will then pry myself away from my beloved Mac and finish getting ready for my trip... oh, what will I do for the next few weeks without my computer?? I keep telling myself "It will be okay..." =)

∼ Sarah Walter

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The website is up and running — LIVE! Lots of little kinks to get it to work with the database online, but I worked through it with the help of my friend Phil — thanks Phil!

∼ Sarah Walter


Sarah Walter