I just e-mailed your Daughter Kathyryn Evans. Spoke with my Mom yesterday by phone and she told me she had sent you the info I was going to send you. That's all that I have. Did you notice how they spelled Kastelhun in that estate settlement? I am really confused at this point really....I am thinking that your Grandmother Emma Amelia Kastelhun, was possibly a step or half Grandmother/Great-Grandmother to me. Had told you Daughter it all depends where we all fall age wise to determine that. I am 42. I think it could get really confusing with half/step relatives involved but it could make things really interesting.
I also shared with your Daughter that another individual contacted my Mom by mail as well as by phone prior to your contact. Her name is Kendra Wernke of Scottsdale, Arizona. Had my Mom mentioned her to you? She is the one who informed my Mom of how my Grandmother died, by falling out of a hayloft. Like the rest of us she didn't have too much information. My Mom is going to send me Kendra's mailing address so that I may write to see if she has an e-mail address to share with us. If not, I will forward her address to you and your Daughter.
I am sorry for the lack of communication from my Mom but as you have found out alot has happened to our family within the past three years. She does have some difficulty with her short term memory, I feel is a result of the tremendous amount of stress she has had to deal with. Sometimes I have trouble with mine too! My Mom just underwent open heart surgery two weeks before Thanksgiving. This came of total surprise, just as everything else has. She is doing well but still deals daily, with the loss of my Dad and my Brother. Thank you for your understanding. I was telling Kathyryn that my Mom finds all this information very interesting and enjoys it very much. But to make things alot easier for us all, you may just want me to relay any new info. to her, especially since she does not have a computer.
The other day on my way to pick up my youngest Daughter at school I just got goose bumps thinking about all this. Can you imagine how good it would feel to know that people cared enough about you to research to find out after all these many years of being gone, of never meeting/knowing these people that they would want to know and find out about you? I have tried to make preparations to pass through our family. I am trying to get all burial sights that I know of and can get to on Video. I show the name of the cemetary and headstones/markers so that my children,their children, on and on will have that to pass along and to know, so they don't have to go through major searches like we are having to do. Although it is great fun! I am not so wrapped up into it that it has become "a job" because I want to do it as a hobby, to have fun. I feel, things we are to know will just surface just as you, your Daughter and this Kendra Wernke have.
I look forward to receiving what you are sending me. How did you find my address? Did you send it to Cumming, Ga.? Nymberg is an unusual name also. I am leaving that search up to one of my husband's 5 sisters!
I would really like to have your e-mail address so that I don't have to go through this web-site all the time. There's is enough on here for someone "new" to get in touch with us.
Keep in touch!
p.s. I also have a very very old (large)cameo portrait of my Grandmother. It's pretty damaged on one corner from it's age. My Dad gave to me. One of these days I will get it in to have it restored and copies made. Will be happy to send each of you one. Kendra Wernke had requested a copy also. It will probably be awhile but when I get it done I'll let you know.