New additions to site
Family Genealogy - top down
Bartholomew Family Genealogy - bottom up
Family Reunion at Greg's house (August 4, 2001)
Bart, Mary, Dan II, Ann, Rob (Christmas 2001)
Josh's birthday (June 23, 2002)
Suzie, Helen and Rich in Kansas (July 28, 2002)
Christine and Scott's Wedding (August 31, 2002)
Party at Jackie & Rod's house (Sep 1, 2002)
Trip to Dallas, TX
Camping in eastern Oklahoma
Hi! I am Bart. Welcome to the portion of our site that tells about our family. This portion is for family members who are scattered around the country, but hopefully you will find it of interest if you are interested in genealogy and/or dialects.
Bart and friend, Crew
Our family name is Bartholomew. My three brothers and two sisters and I are the children of Alfred K. and Velma S. Bartholomew. We grew up on the family farm in East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. We Bartholomews trace our heritage to Henry Bartholomew who immigrated from Germany in 1751 and settled in eastern Pennsylvania with many other German (Deutsch) people. Over the years the Pennsylvania Deutsch (Deitsch) have become know as Pennsylvania Dutch. If you are interested in learning about the Pennsylvania Dutch customs, culture and language, please visit some of the sites that I have linked.
|Poem: 'N Schaerz ("An Apron" in Pennsylvania Dutch) by John Birmelin, April 14, 1939|
|Reading of 'N Schaerz in .mp3 format|
|Address given at the First Bartholomew Reunion, August 30, 1919|
History shows that Henry Bartholomew and neighbor, John Snyder, were commissioned by the young republic to assist with the hauling of money and valuable papers in 1777 from Philadelphia, through British lines, to safety in the Allentown and Easton, Pennsylvania area.
|Article, Allentown Morning Call, October 22, 1937, re: Saving Liberty Bell and Valuable Papers from the British in 1777 -8|
The above article has served as the major source of the Bartholomew family tree starting from Henry Bartholomew to our father, Alfred K. Bartholomew. the linked pages are my attempt at tracing this family tree.
On the attached pages you will find older pictures of the Bartholomews and the Bartholomew farm homestead in Pennsylvania.
|Five Bartholomew brothers: Oliver, Lewis, Alfred, Joshua and Osborne: circa 1880-1090|
|Velma Sarah Stewart, 1909|
|A.K.Bartholomew and Grandmother Knauss, circa 1915|
|A.K. and his horse, circa 1915|
|Mom and sister, Luella, early 1920's|
|Mom and Pop's wedding picture, 1925|
|Pop as Teacher, circa 1925|
|Four generations Miller, Stewart, Bartholomew, Bartholomew circa 1926|
|Grandparents Bartholomew, circa 1935|
|Bartholomew Farmhouse, circa 1935|
|Josephine, circa 1938|
|Baby Daniel, 1940|
|Josephine, Al and Jerry, 1940|
|Alfred, Jerome and Daniel, 1941|
|Josephine, Alfred, Jerome and Daniel, 1941|
|Alfred, Jerome, Daniel and Joshua, 1942|
|Alfred, Jerome, Daniel and Joshua, circa 1944|
|Josephine and Jacqueline, 1946|
|Jo as May Queen circa 1945|
|Mom and Dad (A.K. and Velma) - last photo for church directory|
|Bartholomew Family Genealogy - top down|
|Bartholomew Family Genealogy - bottom up|
This is a more recent picture of the six children of A.K. and Velma Bartholomew. From this picture you will find links to other pictures of their families.
|Six Bartholomew children (taken July 2000)|
|Bartholomew Family Gathering, 1999|
|Bartholomew Family Gathering, 2001|
|Six Bartholomew children, 1994|
|The Grandchildren, 1979|
Hi! I am Mary. I became a Bartholomew when I married Daniel (Bart) on October 29, 1966.
Mary and friend, Tig-grrrr
Bart and Mary have two children. Both children were born while Bart was in the Army stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
|Dan and Caleb||Ann and husband, Rob|
We lived many places in the US and overseas during the 26 years that Bart served as an officer in the US Army. We are now at home in quiet, peaceful Kansas. After moving to Kansas, Bart taught 7th grade students mathemaics at Eisenhower Middle School; Mary is a home maker.
|Family photo on deck in Kansas|
|TAKE FIVE on Tuttle Reservoir|
|Sailing in Corpus Christi Bay (June-July 2000|
|Bart and Mary (New Year's Eve 2001|
|Mary, Bart, Ann, Dan II (Memorial Day, 2001)|
|Summer Travels (2001)|
|Bart, Mary, Dan II, Ann, Rob (Christmas 2001)|
|Summer Travels (2002)|
Other family photos: these are photos of just a few of the Bartholomew nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.
|Christine and Scott's Wedding (August 31, 2002)|
|Suzie, Helen and Rich in Kansas (July 28, 2002)|
|Josh's birthday (June 23, 2002)|
|Family Reunion at Greg's house (August 4, 2001)|
|Third Millennium Bartholomews|
|Dan, Ann, Mary Beth and Raymond|
|Barbara and family|
|Jerry and Helen's daughters|
|The Raymster - the second youngest in the clan|
|Morgan Parker- the youngest!|
|Mary Beth, Morgan, and Parker (Easter 99)|
|Josh and Erika - part of the North Carolina contingent of the clan|
|Jan and Jerry - on the Michigan front|
|Gracie - Jan and Jerry's best friend|