Our Family History
The Genealogy of the Durnell and Hammer Families
As Eugene Peterson chronicles the life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in his “The Message” he paraphrases the first three verses of Luke's gospel with these words.
Dearest family, that sums up what I’m trying to do – record for, and pass on to you, the information I have researched, gleaned, conjectured, and construed about our (your) family's history. I have tried to find and present more than just the date and place of birth (and death) of our ancestors. What I hope you see in all this is that our family is a microcosm of American history contained in the journeys of our ancestors, and in the footprints they left behind on the landscape of our land (and abroad).
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