Meet two of the people who work hard to make the DFA a great organization!
DFA President - Bob Kendrick
DFA President, Bob Kendrick: Thinking about my heritage, I’m reminded how lucky I am to be part of such an interesting family. I was born in Allentown, PA. and I have 2 younger sisters. I well remember Saturdays at the Allentown farmers market and waiting for that late-summer Fair Week to arrive. I live in St. Charles, IL, near Chicago, with my wife and college sweetheart, Patti. We enjoy being outside, reading, travel, golf – we have fun.
I can trace my ancestry to Simon Dreisbach Jr. Here is the story:
Simon Jr’s daughter, Mary Catharine Dreisbach, married George Butz. (See DFA Newsletter 2015 - Taverns and Inn Keepers – thank you Marcia and Ardis). Their daughter, Lydia, married Joseph Keller. They had a son Samuel Stokes who served in the Civil War as a Captain commanding Co. H, 176th Regiment, Penna. Samuel married Mary Ann Dech. They had a daughter Clara, who married the Hon. Marcus C. L. Kline, U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1903-07. They had 2 children, Edwin and Althea Lucille. Althea Lucille married Claude Grim Shankweiler and they had 2 children, Kathryn Kline and Lewis Kline. Kathryn Kline Shankweiler married Melvin Leroy Heydt. They had 2 children, Sally Ann and Patricia Ann.
I am Sally Ann’s son.
DDFA Treasurer - Sharon Driscoll
DFA 2019 Reunion Coordinator: My name is Sharon Clark Driscoll. I've been happily married to Kurt Driscoll for 43 years. We have 3 children- Sean, Erin and Lisa with 2 fantastic granddaughters Amelia and Camilla. Kurt and I were born in Ohio, but have lived in Florida for 28 years. I still love Ohio and will always consider it my home. I love to travel (we own a camper), and have owned horses for about 40 years. I'm a Realtor to help finance my travels. I've traveled to London, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Alaska, and most of the Caribbean. I enjoy researching my family tree on Ancestry.com and am a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. My Patriot through DAR is Jacob Dreisbach (1750-1804), the oldest surviving son of 1751 immigrant, Martin Dreisbach/Dresbach.