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Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 20 – Re: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne

Posted by Karla Aden at 8/18/2011 11:01 AM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch

 

Email from Paul Olson at PhoWilwyn@aol.com to Karla Aden at kraden1@comcast.net
Email dated August 18, 2009

I am very pleased that you are able to preserve the information and research that has been done by the western Aden family, so that it may one day be used by those who have an interest in it.  My only comment was that the posted material should tend to stick to the facts and avoid opinions (of mine) especially where they are not so complementary or are a bit derogatory.  I just got so close to the inner workings of the Aden family that I saw relationships and workings within the family that other people who were more distant from the family did not see.  Some of these things might be genealogical information, but other things should be treated as “hear-say” and not made available as genealogy material.  I have found the Adens – at least the western Adens –  to be a very gifted family genetically.  It is very rare that anyone is given such an opportunity to look in on the inner workings of such a gifted family, but what I sadly found was a great family that had peaked and was slowly “regressing towards the mean”.  I learned many lessons from them and tried not to duplicate their mistakes and to do a much better job as a parent.  To that end, I think I have succeeded.  The big thing I learned is that even gifted people on their way up the ladder to greatness and fame need a support structure and a loyal circle of friends – more so at some points in their lives than at others.  So I have tried to provide that support structure to my own daughter and to her friends when they were with us.

I will go through my master copy, the long one,of the genealogy back to Adam and Eve and send it to you.  It is much more of a book than anything else.  I want to check it first with a fine tooth comb for any derogatory references, and it will not reveal the family secrets and closet skeletons.  That version is much longer and I just may take it to the grave with me.
While my research going back to Adam and Eve is very thorough, I do not take it very seriously.  Here is why.  If you ask people today if they were raised by both of their biological parents, a sizable percentage will say “no” and will admit to a step parent.  But others will say that they were abandoned by one biological parent or do not know who he is.  But the genealogies do not show this.  What percentage of people where not raised by both of their biological parents and do not show that in their genealogies?  5%?  10%?  I don’t know.   But they are listed as being the natural kids of the parents who raised them.  But you can assume that anytime you look at a family tree, a similar percentage of the listed members of the family tree have similar biological abnormalities in their genealogy.  We have no idea who they are.  There are about 40 generations per every thousand years and about 200 generations back to Adam and Eve.  If 5% of them have non-continuous DNA links between both parents and the listed child, then that would mean that you could expect to have about ten bad links in my own efforts to trace back to Adam and Eve.  Thus, there is virtually no chance that my work is factually DNA accurate all the way back to Adam and Eve, despite my best efforts to do a good job.  And no one else’s best work should be any more accurate.
If you would like this work, let me know.
Paul
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In a message dated 8/18/2009 7:42:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Paul, I have already loaded all but the last email you sent me on the website and this one.
It doesn’t matter whether or not all is correct; this information is just for my families eyes mostly although I have had some other people contact me as they were looking at it mostly because they are also interested for whatever reason.
This is really the only way to preserve the research you’ve done and the contribution you’ve made to it.  At some point in the future, I hope one of our family takes up where my brother Gary left off.  Your information could be helpful to them or anyone that views the website.
I thought I made this very clear in my previous emails that I was going to put whatever you sent me on the website.
If you view the website www.garycaden.com.  You will find that you have to kind of dig for the information as it is not immediately visible.  You have to click on Family Blog and then the author to get to the emails as they don’t appear on the home page of the website.
It is all under your name Paul Olson as the author.  You can look at it for yourself.
I can take all this off if you would like, but I would much prefer not to.
The flip side of what your telling me is that the people may be interested in knowing that a website exists and that this information is preserved in case they want to use it for themselves.
Let me know.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
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Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
Hi Karla,
I am a little concerned about the information that I sent to you.  Some of it is genuine genealogical information, but many of my notes are for your eyes only or may be shared only with other close members of the Aden family but not put on the Internet for the general public, because they can not be taken back.  My “Points of Interest and Notes” is such an example, where it exposes some of the problems of the western Aden family.  Since they are still alive, the notes should not be made public.    I have sent you a replacement attachment where the offending notes have been removed.  You can make this one public, but please keep the information contained in my other notes and emails to yourself.
To give you an idea of what I did with / for the Adens, they did most of the research and supplied most of the information.  Being an engineer, I looked at numbers and looked for inconsistencies.  I have some genealogical rules that I made up myself.  (1) mothers must be not less than 13 nor more than 40 years older than their children.  (2) fathers must be not less than 15 nor more than 60 years older than their children.  (3) husbands and wives must be within 40 years of age of each other.  (4) marriages must take place when both the husband and wife are at least 15 years old.  (5)  The mother was pregnant when they got married if the first child is born less than 8 months after their marriage.  This may sound like common sense, but you would be surprised at how often these simple rules are violated in established genealogies.    If I find parents are too young relative to their children, I suspect that they are siblings rather than parent-child relationships.  If they are too old, I suspect that there is a missing generation.  At one spot in the early Aden genealogy, I have a situation where the father is listed as being 300 years younger than his daughter.  I should not have been the first to have spotted this glaring error.
When we got into biblical times, I found all kinds of genealogical errors which I highlighted in the long Aden genealogy.  But I preferred to follow genealogical and numeric logic rather than calling every error a religious miracle.  I learned a lot from doing this project and helping out the Aden family with their genealogy project.
The most important thing that I learned is that genetics predicts the potential in accomplishment and achievement that one is capable of but without super-parenting and the nurturing of friends, relatives, neighbors, and family, the greatest part of that potential is likely to remain forever undeveloped.  Thus, a family of more average genetic potential, like my own, can often rise above social expectations for them if they are supportive and nurturing of one another in an extreme manner.
I cite my own case as an example.  Mrs. Aden wanted her daughter, Nancy, to break off her friendship with me in June 1962 because she though I would never amount to anything more than a bum and would always be an embarrassment to the family.  I got a bachelors and a masters degrees in college and married an MD.  Our daughter played first chair clarinet in middle school and high school band and orchestra, competed in downhill ski racing for five years, won the state beauty pageant, and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors.  She did some professional advertising modeling in magazines and newspapers even though she is only 5′- 4″ tall — a full 4 inches shorter than Nancy.  If Nancy would have worked as hard as I did and would have been provided the support that I provided for our daughter, she would have been Miss Washington and competed in the Miss America pageant in the 1960’s.  She would have been in the US Olympic swimming tryout finals. She would have been a professional model.  And she would have had many friends there to help her and support her.  And she would have done the same for her son, Michael.
I think Gary and I could have become good acquaintances as he probably would have enjoyed the challenge of picking up the Aden family as an extended case study and comparing notes and conclusions with me.
I will close at this point.  I just want to request that you please be careful what you place on the Internet as it cannot be retracted once it is out there.  I have three versions of the genealogy.  My public version does not contain any derogatory information or hint that any even exists.  The second version says that there are secrets within the family, but does not spell them out, and the third version, which may go to the grave with me, spells out everything I know about the family and is more than 100 pages long.  I would appreciate if you did not make any derogatory information about the Aden family public, but instead just keep it to yourself or share it with only those Adens whom you are close to.  Since you are also an Aden, you too are probably also genetically gifted as are most of the descendant family.  That makes your family special.
You see, it was your ancestors who led us out of the caves hundreds of thousands of years ago, and into the light of day.  It was your ancestors who led mankind to where we are today.  They were the great thinkers, the idea men, and the scientists.  But it was my ancestors and millions of others like them who took the ideas of your ancestors, put bricks and mortar to them, and made them into reality.  Today, more than ever before, we need great and gifted people like those of the Aden families to develop themselves to the fullest extent possible and to lead humanity forth once again.  That is why I have always nurtured and helped gifted kids and gifted friends of my daughters, taking them on day trips with us and otherwise providing a nurturing environment for them whenever they were with us.
Take care and have a great day.
Paul
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In a message dated 8/16/2009 1:47:53 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Paul, I will add this stuff to the website and I’m glad you got my email.  Everything that you sent me has been put on there except the email I got from you today.
I’ll let you know when I add it as it may take a couple of weeks since I’m working full time now.
You can certainly refer anyone interested to our website www.garycaden.com.  I will gladly respond to any inquiry I get.
The other questions you have about the connection between the 2 Aden families I don’t have an answer for and since no one is currently doing any further research in our family, I’m not much help.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
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Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
Hi Karla,
Congratulations on finding and getting that new job.  With your working now, that must mean that your foot is better now.  So all in all, you must be feeling pretty good now.  This past week we went to visit a friend of my wife’s who lives east of Savannah, Georgia near the ocean.  The water was almost bathtub warm, but because of the wave action stirring up the sandy bottom, viability within the water was only 12-18 inches.  We saw about four container ships passing by every day, heading to or from Europe, and found a dead, 2-foot long stingray on the beach.  All in all, we had a good vacation.    
I am sending you an attachment of what is mostly the genealogical work of Carlin Aden.  He was good because he wrote narratives about those relatives where stories had been handed down through family lore and legends over the years.  Only an insider Aden would have that kind of information which is rarely included in genealogies.  I also added my two-bits worth.  The information and data is still raw in the sense that I have not checked the dates against previous information or to see if they were reasonable.   I have already found a couple of obvious mistakes in his work, so it is not foolproof.
I translated his work into descendant charts because they could fit on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.  I included about 95 percent of those listed in his index.  I have not yet included everyone, but am still taking a look at it.  Can you tell me yet how or where the two Aden families are connected?  Also, can you tell me how to preserve this work and keep it accessible so if any of the Aden descendants form the Washington / Oregon Aden clan ever wants to pick it up, they will be able to find it?
Take care and have a great week.
Paul Olson    
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In a message dated 8/9/2009 1:03:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Phil, I am sorry I haven’t gotten back to you.  I just had to stop everything and do nothing but look for a job.
I finally found a job here after 4 months and just started 2 weeks ago.
I have added everything you sent me to our website at www.garycaden.com.
Thanks again so much for sending it to me.  I really appreciate it, and I again I apologize for taking so long to get this done.
Note to Aden family:  I have added new information to the website thanks to Paul Olson on the Aden Genealogy and also an email from Richard on his ancestor BradleyThomas Bradley of Walton Co., GA whose stepson was William Barkley Allen.
If there is anyone I’m forgetting, please forward to them.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
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Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 5:46 PM
Subject: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
Dear Karla,
I was happy to receive your reply and to hear that your foot is slowly getting better.  I hope your recovery continues at a steady pace with no problems, setbacks, or infections.
I have sent you virtually everything I know about the Aden Genealogy.  I worked primarily on the genealogy of the mother of Clifford Aden, Freda Gertrude Bryant, because there was much information available on that line and very little on the Aden name line.  Freda was descended about four generations from the family of Daniel Boone, and his genealogy was well researched and written about by most everyone.
I did not do much in the way of serious genealogical research for the Aden’s but instead mostly compiled and consolidated the information that they provided to me.  It turns out that two older Adens – Carlin Aden and “T. Sheldon” who was also “Z. Hunter” who were probably Carlin’s younger sister, Wanda Aden Sutich were the only ones of the family clan who were seriously interested in their genealogy.  Since no one else had much interest in their work, and I did, they worked with me, I sort of became their hard drive storage device.  They grew old and all have since passed on.  That leaves me holding the bag with their genealogies and no one who is really interested.  Clifford asked that I pass a copy on to his grandson, Michael, and I told him I would – which is much easier said than done.  He is 25 now and lives in New Zealand.  His mother, Nancy Aden, gave up her US citizenship and fled to New Zealand in the mid 1970’s with her new husband to escape and get away from all of those who knew some of her family secrets, especially those where she disgraced herself in her teen years —  and I know more of their family secrets than anybody else outside the family.
I found some of Gary’s genealogical work on the Internet.  He was very thorough and possessed expert genealogical skills.  His outstanding work makes mine look like that of a third rate piker and a real amateur.  I hope you folks are completing anything that he left unfinished and will preserve his masterful work so that all who are on that family line can access it and make use of it for many years into the future.
I hope that we might continue to stay in touch so that we both can tie up the loose ends that connect the two Aden clans.  As for me, I am interested in closing out my work on the Washington / Oregon Aden clan and passing it on to those to whom it rightfully belongs — or at least making it eternally available to them in the future.  I am closer to 70 now than to 60 and am beginning to realize my own mortality.  That plus my wife forever telling me to clean out my junk in the basement means that I must start getting serious about finishing up and closing out all of my various open projects of which the Aden genealogy is one.  Another is to go though all of my photos for the past 65 years and either throw them out or write on the back of them what they are.  I have books to get rid of, and of course a whole lot more – like my fishing and camping stuff – after I am sure I will not be using them any more.  I suppose you many see similar problems among some of your older relatives.
Some friends and I were reminiscing about the past and I found our many memories to be very interesting and wrote them down.  Over time, each of us added a few more, and I am sending you the final result as an attachment.  I hope you will find something to smile at as you read through it while waiting for your foot to get better.
Take care and may your week ahead be even better than last week.
Paul
In a message dated 5/24/2009 5:21:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
See below from Gary’s wife about the information you provided.  She’s had time to look at it.  I haven’t.  Looks like their might be a connection between the Aden’s you knew and our family.
Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you.  Still looking for a job so that’s consuming all of time right now.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
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Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:10 PM
Subject: Letter from Washington/Oregon researcher

Karla:  Just finished reading the research you received and looked at the genealogy listings.  The John Aden listings from Woodford County, Illinois correspond to the research I did one time for Gary when I visited my brother near Peoria, Ill.  If you look at some of the names of the women and men, they correspond to many of the names that Aunt Elda gave us from her family records.  It appears that the step relatives moved onto the West Coast and were lost to the Nebraska relatives.  I don’t know about any of his other stories, but he definitely has dates and records that sound   authentic.

Sorry you haven’t found a job yet.  However, that may be good because you are able to let your foot heal properly. I had a great time in Colorado.  Marcella was her usual wonderful self and we had a great two days together.  Wish I lived closer to her.  The 50th reunion at CU was very special.  So glad I went.  Now I’m working on getting my pictures all together and in a book with my other mementos. Karen and I had fun in Michigan.  We went to Grand Rapids for 2 days and then  to Traverse City for 2 days.  Saw the Gerald Ford Museum and then went wine tasting in Traverse City area. Had a tour of Michigan State where Karen graduated.  It is a beautiful campus .  Much more so than U.of Michigan.  Well, got to get back to my pictures.  My battery is recharged and I need to work on my list of what I’m copying and what I’m not.  Take care.  Have a fun Memorial Day weekend.  Love, Jeanne

Paul Olson – The Genealogy chart for John Ennen Aden and his descendants. – Email 15

Posted by Karla Aden at 5/2/2011 11:11 AM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch

Hi Karla,

I hope your foot is doing better and that the bright sunshine of spring finds both your health and spirits equally as bright and happy.  The attachment is my part III of the Aden Genealogy — the Charts and linage.  It is pretty much fixed and is not likely to change although others may add to it from time to time.  It goes from Adam and Eve forward in time to Nancy Aden and her son Michael Felix.  I saved it in Microsoft Word 93 as you requested.  It contains a few photos, but most of the photos are in part II, the narrative, which seems to always be under revision.    I think it is in pretty good order now.

Other than its non-standard format, I think you will find it interesting.  It shows that the wife of John Ennen Aden — Freda Gertrude Bryant —  was descended from several famous people and from early European royalty.   But when you go back a thousand years and more in time, probably most of us are descended from most of those who lived and had children that long ago.

Paul.

Sent by Paul Olson 5/2/11 at 11:26 AM

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Paul Olson – Clean Genealogy – Email 13 – FINAL VERSION 1-17-10 WITH ATTACHMENT

Posted by Karla Aden at 1/9/2010 1:10 PM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch

Email from Paul Olson at phowilwyn@aol.com to Karla Aden at kraden1@comcast.net
Email Dated 1/9/2010

SEE BELOW FOR ATTACHMENT –

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The (not so)  Short Version of the Genealogy and one Complete Branch of the Family Tree, going all the way back to Adam and Eve, of Nancy (Aden) Felix, Wife of Robert G. Felix,

and mother of Michael Felix — all of  Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

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This genealogy and family tree also applies to the following families (aunts, uncles, and cousins, of Nancy and their descendants), most of whom live in the Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon:  – Aden, Bryant, Culley,  Sutich, and Wilcoxson.  This is a different kind of genealogy.  Instead of being just names and dates, it also contains narrative profiles and anecdotes of many of the family members.  I call it a genetic genealogy because I try to trace some of the physical, mental, and personality characteristics of this highly gifted family line back to their ancestors including the family of the great American explorer and frontiersman, Daniel Boone from whom they are descended.

The actual definition of “Genetic Genealogy” taken from Wikipedia on the Internet begins as:  “Genetic genealogy is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy.   Genetic genealogy involves the use of genealogical DNA testing to determine the level of genetic relationship between individuals.”  The description of genetic genealogy goes on for several pages more and is well explained in Wikipedia.  There has been no DNA testing so far for this genealogy.

 

To the Residents of Auckland and Parnell

I have known various members of the Aden family since September 1957.  I first met Nancy Aden in September 1960 when she and I were both starting the 11th grade in the same high school and were classmates in the same high school chemistry class of Mr. Vance Reeves.  I found Nancy and her entire family to be highly gifted and absolutely fascinating from a sociological and psychological perspective.  I proceeded to become best friends with Nancy and better acquainted with several other members of her extended family. This genealogy and narrative is but a tiny portion of the story of Nancy Aden Felix and her parents and offers a brief narrative glimpse into their lives.  It includes one branch of their extensive and fascinating genealogy and family tree as best as I could put it together over a period of about 50 years with the help of several existing Aden genealogies and Nancy’s parents as well as three other membersof the older generation of the extended Aden family clan, and many related genealogies that I found on the Internet of others who were also traveling the same genealogical path back in time.  My role in this genealogy, as an outside friend of the family, was primarily one of gathering, recording, compiling, and assembling the available information that was provided to me by a number of sources including Nancy’s parents and three members of the extended Aden family, rather than one of my doing any significant amount of original or primary genealogical research.

I need your help.  In more recent years the senior members of the Aden family with whom I have been working for the last fifty years have either passed on or have become very old and are no longer mentally active or interested in further effort in these genealogical activities, thus my work is done.  They requested that I make this work available to any descendants who might be interested in it and specifically, they wanted me to make sure the descendants of Nancy’s parents, who are living in Auckland, New Zealand, receive a copy of this.

Nancy moved from the state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with her husband, Robert G. Felix, to Parnell in the mid 1970’s, and they now have a son, Michael Felix, who was born in Auckland in August 1983.

If you know any of them, would you please be so kind and alert them to the existence of this web site and their genealogy? Robert and Nancy live on Laurie Avenue with their home positioned on the favored north side of Laurie Ave with its northern boundary right on Ayr Reserve.   Laurie Avenue is located north off Ayr Street, immediately east of the intersection of Ayr Street and Parnell Road.  Their home is a short 0.6 km walk east from the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the Auckland Domain — in Parnell. Michael Felix should have completed his education at the university where he was majoring in “art design”, and since he was born in 1983, he is likely to be living on his own by now, most likely somewhere in the Auckland or the North Island region.

Thank you for any assistance you might provide in letting Nancy, Robert, and/or Michael Felix know about this genealogy. Please feel free to examine it.  Please leave any comments that you may have in the “comment” section or at the email address shown in the first pages of the attachment.  I think you will find this genealogy to be “interesting” and perhaps a few will even find it to be controversial, especially those purists and conservative genealogists who will only accept primary source  documents of information such as official copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates.  It is quite impossible to find copies of these original prime source documents for those who were born more than a few generations back so I had to use the best sources available which were often encyclopedias and the published works of others.

Paul J

Michigan USA

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Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 12 – The Aden Genealogy – in the attachment – This is the BIG ONE – short version

Posted by Karla Aden at 9/1/2009 2:42 PM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch

Hi Karla,

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The letter below is the one I tried to send to you today.  I am essentially finished with the genealogy, but when I tried to attach it, I found that the email providers have set lower limits and it will no longer attach.  It is 60 Mb long.  So I purchased a SanDisk USB storage device and put this letter on it along with the attachment – the Aden genealogy — 2 items.  This revised genealogy has photos and newspaper clippings incorporated.  I think you will like it.  One of the photos – that of Nancy Aden, is shown below.  If you will send me your postal address, I will go ahead and put this SanDisk in a padded mailing envelope and mail it to you.  I want to thank you for cleaning up the emails that I have already sent to you.

Paul

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This time I have something big for you, but first I must address those who will come to this site looking for the Aden / Felix genealogy.  I will continue this message to you following my communication with the Internet users.  – Look at the end of this email. — Paul J.

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The Genealogy and one Complete Branch of the Family Tree going all the way back to Adam and Eve

of  Nancy (Aden) Felix, Wife of  Robert G. Felix and Mother of Michael Felix

all of Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

(See attachment at end of this email for the genealogy)

This genealogy and family tree (the attachment) also applies to the following families, most of whom live in the Pacific Northwest – Aden, Bryant, Culley, and Sutich.  This is a different kind of genealogy.  Instead of just names and dates, it also contains narrative profiles of many of the family members.  I call it a genetic genealogy because I try to trace some of the physical and mental characteristics of this highly gifted family back to their ancestors including the family of the great American explorer and frontiersman, Daniel Boone.

 

To the Residents of Auckland and Parnell

I have known various members of the Aden family since September 1957.  I first met Nancy Aden in September 1960 when she and I were both starting the 11th grade in the same high school and were classmates in the same high school chemistry class.  I found Nancy and her entire family to be highly gifted and  absolutely fascinating from a sociological and psychological perspective.  I quickly proceeded to become best friends with Nancy and better acquainted with several other members of her extended family.  This genealogy and narrative is but a tiny portion of the story of Nancy Aden Felix and her parents with a brief narrative glimpse into their lives.  It includes one branch of their extensive and fascinating genealogy and family tree as best as I could put it together over a period of about 50 years with the help of several existing Aden genealogies and Nancy’s parents as well as three other members of the older generation of the extended Aden family clan, and many related genealogies that I found on the Internet.  My role in this genealogy, as an outside friend of the family, was primarily one of gathering, compiling, and assembling the available information that was provided to me by a number of sources including Nancy’s parents and three members of the extended Aden family, rather than one of my doing any significant amount of original or primary genealogical research.

 

I need your help.  In more recent years the senior members of the Aden family with whom I have been working for the last fifty years have either passed on or have become very old and are no longer mentally active or interested in further effort in these genealogical activities, thus my work is done.  They requested  that I make this work available to any descendants who might be interested in it and specifically, they wanted me to make sure the descendants of Nancy’s parents, who are living in Auckland have a copy of this.

Nancy moved from the state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with her husband, Robert G. Felix, to Parnell in the mid 1970’s, and now they have a son, Michael Felix, who was born in Auckland in August 1983.

 

If you know any of them, would you please be so kind and alert them to the existence of this web site and their genealogy? Robert and Nancy live on Laurie Avenue with their home positioned on the favored north side of Laurie Ave with its northern boundary right on Ayr Reserve.   Laurie Avenue is located north off Ayr Street, immediately east of the intersection of Ayr Street andParnell Road.  Their home is a short 0.6 km walk east from the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the Auckland Domain — in Parnell.  Michael Felix should have completed his education at the university where he was majoring in “art design”, and at the age of 26 he is likely to be living on his own by now, most likely somewhere in the Auckland or the North Island region.

 

Thank you for any assistance you might provide in letting Nancy and/or Robert Felix know about this genealogy.  Please feel free to examine it.  You can access it in the attachment at the end of this email.  Please leave any comments that you may have at the email address shown in the first pages of the attachment.  I think you will find this genealogy to be “interesting” and even controversial to say the least.

 

Paul J

Michigan USA

 

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Hi Karla,

Back again.  I made some big discoveries during these last three weeks, the first of which I think you will be interested in.  I did an Internet search of your sites and I found that the Internet search engines do not look in the attachments, only in the email.  So we must put in the email the Keywords and any other information that we will want to be used as tags by Internet search engines to help them find the site.  As it was before, people searching the Internet could look up my name, but my name has nothing to do with the Aden genealogy. By pulling out the “keywords” I have given the search engines something to look at.  Now people looking for the Aden genealogy can find it.

 

I moved the Carlin Aden genealogy, which was a prime source of information for me, to the end of my genealogy.  The links in it are good. It contains some additional information on various people that I did not use in my genealogy.

 

I found some photos of the Aden family, mostly of Nancy, from 1961-1962, and some newspaper clippings of Carlin and Clifford, and have inserted them – after I spent some time learning how to scan them into the computer and insert them.  The article on Clifford appears in the middle of the introduction to the genealogy.  The photo and article about Carlin appears at the beginning of his genealogy which follows my genealogy.  I also included a few photos to show how Nancy and doing her genealogy have had a profound effect in changing my life and the way I live and approach my family.  I think you will find them interesting and unusual.

 

You can remove and delete all of my other emails.  I have consolidated them and copied the relevant material in them for genealogical purposes below.  That way, Internet searchers for the Aden genealogy will not waste time on irrelevant material and emails.  Those that contain private or personal information you can put in your saved emails but no point putting them on the Internet.  I do not want to bore people by wishing that your foot heals and gets better.

 

Below is a review of my emails and attachment to you that currently show on the Internet.  I have listed the important parts of each Email that are of interest to genealogy searchers. So now you can delete these or put them in your saved emails.

 

I can send the photo of Nancy, but I was unable to attach the genealogy file — too big.  So I will try to send it via Yahoo, but Yahoo will not accept my opening photo in the email.  So you will have the photo in the email on this aol and the attached file in an adjacent mailing on Yahoo.

 

Paul J Olson

 

 

Email 8

I have sent you virtually everything I know about the Aden Genealogy – the short version.  I worked primarily on the genealogy of the mother of Clifford Aden, Freda Gertrude Bryant, because there was much information available on that line and very little on the Aden name line.  Freda was descended about five generations from the family of Daniel Boone, and his genealogy was well researched and written about by most everyone.

 

I did not do much in the way of serious genealogical research for the Aden’s but instead mostly compiled and consolidated the information that they provided to me.  It turns out that two older Adens – Carlin Aden and “T. Sheldon”, who was also “Z. Hunter”, were Carlin’s younger sister, Wanda Aden Sutich.  They were the only ones of the family clan who were seriously interested in their genealogy.  Since no one else had much interest in their work, and I did, they worked with me, I sort of became their hard drive storage device.  They grew old and all have since passed on.  That leaves me holding the bag with their genealogies and no one who is really interested.  Clifford asked that I pass a copy on to his grandson, Michael, and I told him I would – which is much easier said than done.  He is 25 now and lives in New Zealand.

 

Email  #7

I reviewed what I told you before and discovered that if the Texas branch of the Aden clan is related to the Washington/Oregon Aden clan, it must be through your Great Grandfather Aden who immigrated from Germany sometime in the mid to late 1800’s being the brother of  “Ennen Hinrichs Aden” who also immigrated from Germany at about the same time but before 1875.  They would have had the same mother, “Theodora Rethmeier”, who would also appear in your genealogy records as your ancestor.  Below is a clip of the family tree showing what I mean.

 

/UNKNOWN ADEN+ b: 1799 Germany               /Ennen Hinrichs ADEN b: 1844  in Germany,   m. 06 Feb 1875 Linn, Woodford Co, Ill                                        /            \                                          d: 1937ßImmigrated to  US from Germany                                      |                 \                                                                                                                                     ↓       \Theodora ‘Dora’ RETHMEIER b: c.1824 Germany     /Johann (John) Ennen ADENb: 26 Mar 1882Woodford County,Illinois, d:27 Dec 1969Walla Walla,WA

 

This is the only possibility because Johann Ennen Aden only had a sister (who would not carry the Aden name after she was married) and a half brother, Nick, by his mother.  It is possible that Nick could have been adopted by his step father and carry the Aden name, but he would not carry the Aden ancestry and genealogy.  Thus, by process of elimination, your Aden ancestor being the brother of Ennen Hinrichs Aden is the only possibility of the two Aden clans being related unless the connection is even earlier in Germany.

Assuming that the above proves to be true, then chances are very high that the two Aden brothers immigrated to the United States together onboard the same ship and mutually decided to drop their long German name in favor of using only the first two syllables once they arrived here. Both of their birth certificates would show the long German name that they were born with and the “unknown Aden” would have a much longer last name that began with Aden….

The genetic characteristics that your clan share in common with the northwest clan would show what remains after four generations to you and what your German ancestors of prior generations were probably like.  It also reinforces my ideas that the genetic characteristics that I see in common in the Washington/Oregon clan can loosely be ascribed to Daniel Boone about six generations back.

 

Email #6

Our daughter graduated from the University of Michigan last weekend, so we are hoping that is the end to our financial hemorrhaging.  This was a most unusual graduation with the flu scare.  Nobody shook hands.  When the students went up to receive their diplomas, they touched elbows and bumped hips in a choreographed set of movements from years past, a set of movements which I never learned.  She graduated with academic honors but we were kidding her about how we would have rather she have graduated with a job.

 

You are correct about 5’-10” being about the average height for men.  But there was something special in what you told me.  If you take a good number of adult men in an extended family and measure their heights and plot them on a graph, you will get a bell curve if done correctly.  You told me that the shortest men in your extended family are about average height – and taller.  That means that  5’-10” represents the left or low end of a bell curve of adult male heights for your extended family.  That sounds very much like the bell curve that you would get if you measured the heights of all of the male Aden descendants among the Washington/Oregon Aden clan with John Ennen Aden being the tallest at 6’-6 ½”.  Normally in any extended family you would expect the bell curve to not be too far away from the national average for men, but in both Aden families they are significantly above average heights and very similar to each other, suggesting that there is a good possibility that the two families are related in the not too distant past.

The same discussion holds true for the IQ’s and intelligence of you Texas Adens and the Washington / Oregon Adens – again suggesting that there is a good possibility that the two families are related.

This is what “genetic genealogy” is all about, although I have never heard of anybody else doing it.  Another genetic attribute that Nancy inherited through the Aden family line from her father, Clifford, was her natural hourglass figure.  They are very rare.  Hers was “37B–23-35 ½” inches when she was 17-20 years old and she has remained slender all of her life.  She is now 64 years old.  I suspect that the younger women in your family who are Aden descendants are similarly slender – and maybe the middle aged and older women too.  That tendency to remain slender all of your lives is one omen of extended good health and a long life, although it does not mean that every Aden descendant will remain healthy and live to a ripe old age.

 

I suspect that if you can find narrative descriptions of your ancestors, that you will find family lines where there were a high number of highly successful and/or prominent ancestors.  Those same genetic qualities that I found in the present day Adens were inherited which means that previous generations had them too for several and perhaps many generations back.  Being tall or above average height gave them an advantage as athletes and warriors, and that is the group from which many of the leaders and nobility where chosen.  And it certainly helped to have above average intelligence – both in modern times as well as in ancient times.

 

Notes for JOHANN (JOHN) ENNEN ADEN:

Born in Woodford Co IL, John was raised as the son of a German immigrant farmer, Ennen Hinrichs Aden and his wife, Hiskia.

The father, Ennen, and children (his step-son – Nick, son – John, and daughter – Ella)  relocated to Nebraska, after the death of John’s mother, Hiskia, in 1884. This is proven by the 1885 Nebraska Census on which Ella and John appear.   His half brother, Nick, appears to have already passed away before this date.

John remarked once that his parents spoke German in their home, and the children (two sons and a daughter) were

expected to learn English from their American playmates.  The two sons were half brothers by their mother with different fathers.  The first passed away and she remarried.  John was the youngest, so Ennen Hinrichs Aden was his natural father, and the step-father of his older half brother, Nick.

John farmed in Nebraska during the time he was there, then moved out west with his father and sister, Ella.  Note that the son, John, is now the breadwinner and his father is now his dependent.  John’s ultimate destination was Walla Walla Washington, then still part of the Oregon Territory.   Here he farmed a pretty good parcel of land as a tenant farmer for the landowner and did well with horses.  Heworked for a grocery store for a short while, then moved to the Mill Creek area where he purchased a small farm.

On the 30th of April, 1911, John married young Freda Bryant in a small wedding ceremony at her parents’ “Rohn Farm” home inWalla Walla County, just two days after her 18th birthday.  He was 29 at the time of their wedding.  Their first child, Carlin, was born ten months later.  They had four children, two boys and two girls over the next nine years.   Freda became a great cook, feeding the family and all the farmhands.

There is very likely a story here of Freda’s parents, Thomas Bryant and Nancy (Rohn) Bryant not being any too happy about their young 17 year old daughter, Freda, seeing and dating a much older, 29 year old, struggling farmer, and wanting to marry him.  She married him anyway, despite her parents’ likely objections, exactly two days after she turned 18 and promptly moved out of her parents’ home.  Even though her parents, Thomas and Nancy, were fairly well off, Freda did not receive much, if any, financial help from her parents, and as a result, she and John had to start at the bottom being poor and slowly work their way up.  They spent many years being poor and slowly worked their way out of poverty, and even managed to send their four children to college during the height of the Great Depression in the 1930’s.

Back to John Aden  — at a later point in John’s life prior to 1920, he sold the farm and moved to the town of Mill

Creek, Washington, near Walla Walla.   He and Freda, and their four children rented and resided in a smaller home that was built around the 1920’s; it was groomed well both inside and out.  In 1920 the census showed John to be 37 years old, Freda was 27 years old, and their fourth child, Marion, had recently been born.  He worked as a laborer at the Pacific Coast Grain and Elevator for many years.  The 1930 Census at the beginning of the Great Depression lists John as working as a warehouse manager (possibly they mean he was still working at the Pacific Coast Grain and Elevator Company but had been promoted to the position of manager.) in Mill Creek.   During his last ten working years, he went to work for the Walla Walla State Prison System as a guard where he worked until his retirement.

When John was asked about any siblings, he claimed to have had a half-brother, Nick who was deceased, but that was a long time ago.  The question was posed in the 1960s.. This writer found out his half-brother was a son from his birth mother’s  first marriage (she was a former widow).  John and Nick were pretty close, exchanged many letters and shared visits until Nick’s death.

The day before his death at age 87 in the cold and bitter winter of 1969, John was up and active for an elderly man.  He’d cleaned the furnace already, but checked it again (always cautious about the oil heat).  Just a normal day for him, as he had already cleaned off the sidewalk and porch too of accumulated snow.   A hard worker, he was.  No question about it.  That night he went to bed as normal, and the next morning his wife, Freda, found him lifeless.  We know that his spirit yet lives, and his family is surely around him, now, and forever more.

 

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Source:  http://www.stipak.com/willcockson/WulfeckBook/WulfeckPg129.htm  Freda Bryant  #1663, Thomas Jay Bryant  #692, Joshua Bryant #228,  Thomas #48,  Rachel Wilcockson #9, John Wilcoxson #1 —

 

Email #5

There are two things about you that interest me.  Your father’s name was Carl and he named his daughter “Karla”.  In the Aden family I know inWestern Washington, an Aden father (now deceased) was named Carlin and he named his daughter “Karla”.  The Karla I know is now about 63 years old.  This implies that your two families are probably related and have a common male German ancestor whose name was Carl Aden.  Because both of your families considered him to be important enough and special enough to name their sons after him, he must have been pretty important or pretty special.

 

Nancy Aden, told me many years ago that the German Aden name was much longer and difficult to pronounce, so the family shortened the original German name to the first two syllables – Aden when they immigrated to America.

 

The Aden family whom I know are extremely gifted.  Clifford and Carlin as well as their two sisters had very high, near-genius level IQ’s.  Since IQ is largely inherited, this implies that their father, John Ennen Aden was also extremely brilliant with a near genius level IQ.  And very high IQ’s likely go back in the Aden ancestry for many generations.  The fact that your brother, Gary Aden, was a doctor implies that he also had a very high IQ.  And it is very likely that you and your other siblings also have very high IQ’s and were very good students in school. Is that assumption anywhere near correct?  Are the children, and grandchildren of you and your siblings also above average in intelligence and as students?

 

Clifford and his daughter Nancy were exceptionally attractive and exceptional athletes with super cardiovascular systems.  Does physical attractiveness and athletic prowess run in your family too?

 

And the Adens I knew were all tall with Clifford being 6′-6″, his father, John Ennen Aden being 6′-6 1/2″, and his daughter, Nancy being 5′-8″.  Are you, your siblings, and all of the children also above average in height?

 

This has been what I have been exploring with this genealogy for the last 50 years, so I look for narrative descriptions more than dates born, married, died.

 

Email #4

Normally, I would have no interest in doing this for any non-relative, but the Clifford Aden family and extended family are all extremely gifted and it was apparent to me that their super-qualities ran in the family and in their genetics.  One of my questions was how much of what I was seeing in them and their Aden relative was also to be found in Daniel Boone?  Also, I have never seen a genealogy that I could follow all the way back to Adam and Eve (on the Internet).  Doing just that proved to be a tremendous learning experience as I explained in the genealogy.

 

If your family is closely related to the Clifford Adens, I would be interested in finding out how many and to what extent their super-qualities and genetic characteristics also run in your own family genes.  Their special characteristics are the following:

1.  Being very tall and slender.  Clifford stood 6′-6″.  His daughter, Nancy, stood 5′-8″, and his own father, John Ennen Aden stood 6′-6 1/2.  The related Adens are all well above average height.

2.  Having an hourglass figure.  Clifford was broad in the shoulders and narrow in the waist and hips.  Nancy measured 37B – 23 – 35 1/2 when she was 17 and remained slender all of her life.  Her grandmother, Freda Gertrude Bryant was very slender.  The other Adens are all slender.

3.  Being exceptionally attractive.  Clifford could easily rival any of the great movie stars for sexy good looks.  His daughter, Nancy, was the most attractive girl in our high school of some 2000 students.  Her female cousins were all also exceptionally attractive when they were young.

4.  Having exceptionally high IQ’s.  Clifford was 135-140 estimated.  Nancy was 125 measured. (Her mother a non-Aden by blood, was 1xx estimated).  Clifford’s brother, Carlin also had a near genius level IQ and was a regionally famous poet whom you can still find on the Internet.  Most of the descendants of John Ennen Aden have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in college.

5.  They were super athletes.  Clifford was the starting tight end and wide receiver all four yours on his university’s varsity football team in the middle 1930’s.  Nancy had a super-cardiovascular system and could swim for hours at high speed, doing laps in an Olympic size pool.  Having a large, strong heart and a large lung capacity helps explain her amazing figure.  Most of the other relatives were also physically active athletes.

6.  Natural leadership skills.  Clifford rose to being one of the very highest ranking officials in the Washington State government.

Carlin Aden was a school principal, a top administrator in the school district, a college professor, and an honored poet.  The Aden relatives in Oregonare active members of the town system.

 

I hope this is enough.  What I saw is that the entire Aden family is genetically gifted far above average and matched by very few other families.  I wanted to know what made them tick.  What made them special?  I found out a whole lot more than I ever expected, including many family secrets and closet skeletons.  Their family also had their faults, but then, don’t we all?

 

 

Email #3  You can delete this in its entirety.  The attachment in today’s email supersedes the one in Email #3.

 

Email # 2 — Delete

 

 

 

Note from Karla Aden

I could not copy  Nancy Aden Felix’s picture into this entry; nor could I save it and attach it.
December 26, 2009

 

Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 11 – Re: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne

Posted by Karla Aden at 8/20/2009 5:20 PM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch

 

Email from Paul Olson at PhoWilwyn@aol.com to Karla Aden at kraden1@comcast.net
Email dated August 20, 2009

Hi Karla,
I am going through my revised edition of the Aden genealogy that goes back to Adam and Eve along with my narrative with a fine tooth comb to remove almost all references that hint of problems or unfavorable events within the modern Aden family.  It turns out that my getting so close to the family is working to my disadvantage in terms of genealogy.  I have some photos from the period 1960-1962 of Nancy, including her official high school graduation photo, that I will try to include along with a newspaper article about Clifford Aden and another about Carlin.
My own evaluation of even my “short” essay and genealogy of the Aden family is that it is way too long and I am too long winded.  Maybe someone will find something of interest in my sociology section,  and if anyone takes the time to read the religious section where I dissected the bible in terms of genealogy, well, that is likely to raise a lot of hackles of any die-hard religious fundamentalist because I exposed a lot of information that is not self-evident.  Information like there were no Christians to witness the birth of Jesus, only Jews, because Christianity did not begin until about the time of the crucifixion.   That means that everything we know about the life of Christ prior to the crucifixion had to be told to us by the Jews.  And if they did not tell it to us, it probably is not true!
Take care and have a good day.
Paul
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In a message dated 8/19/2009 8:00:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Well, I don’t hear you saying below take the stuff off the web site so I am going to leave it on.
If you get a revised version done of the other, then send it to me.  I’ll put that on as a revised version.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
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Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
I am very pleased that you are able to preserve the information and research that has been done by the western Aden family, so that it may one day be used by those who have an interest in it.  My only comment was that the posted material should tend to stick to the facts and avoid opinions (of mine) especially where they are not so complementary or are a bit derogatory.  I just got so close to the inner workings of the Aden family that I saw relationships and workings within the family that other people who were more distant from the family did not see.  Some of these things might be genealogical information, but other things should be treated as “hear-say” and not made available as genealogy material.  I have found the Adens – at least the western Adens –  to be a very gifted family genetically.  It is very rare that anyone is given such an opportunity to look in on the inner workings of such a gifted family, but what I sadly found was a great family that had peaked and was slowly “regressing towards the mean”.  I learned many lessons from them and tried not to duplicate their mistakes and to do a much better job as a parent.  To that end, I think I have succeeded.  The big thing I learned is that even gifted people on their way up the ladder to greatness and fame need a support structure and a loyal circle of friends – more so at some points in their lives than at others.  So I have tried to provide that support structure to my own daughter and to her friends when they were with us.
I will go through my master copy, the long one,of the genealogy back to Adam and Eve and send it to you.  It is much more of a book than anything else.  I want to check it first with a fine tooth comb for any derogatory references, and it will not reveal the family secrets and closet skeletons.  That version is much longer and I just may take it to the grave with me.
While my research going back to Adam and Eve is very thorough, I do not take it very seriously.  Here is why.  If you ask people today if they were raised by both of their biological parents, a sizable percentage will say “no” and will admit to a step parent.  But others will say that they were abandoned by one biological parent or do not know who he is.  But the genealogies do not show this.  What percentage of people where not raised by both of their biological parents and do not show that in their genealogies?  5%?  10%?  I don’t know.   But they are listed as being the natural kids of the parents who raised them.  But you can assume that anytime you look at a family tree, a similar percentage of the listed members of the family tree have similar biological abnormalities in their genealogy.  We have no idea who they are.  There are about 40 generations per every thousand years and about 200 generations back to Adam and Eve.  If 5% of them have non-continuous DNA links between both parents and the listed child, then that would mean that you could expect to have about ten bad links in my own efforts to trace back to Adam and Eve.  Thus, there is virtually no chance that my work is factually DNA accurate all the way back to Adam and Eve, despite my best efforts to do a good job.  And no one else’s best work should be any more accurate.
If you would like this work, let me know.
Paul
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In a message dated 8/18/2009 7:42:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Paul, I have already loaded all but the last email you sent me on the website and this one.
It doesn’t matter whether or not all is correct; this information is just for my families eyes mostly although I have had some other people contact me as they were looking at it mostly because they are also interested for whatever reason.
This is really the only way to preserve the research you’ve done and the contribution you’ve made to it.  At some point in the future, I hope one of our family takes up where my brother Gary left off.  Your information could be helpful to them or anyone that views the website.
I thought I made this very clear in my previous emails that I was going to put whatever you sent me on the website.
If you view the website www.garycaden.com.  You will find that you have to kind of dig for the information as it is not immediately visible.  You have to click on Family Blog and then the author to get to the emails as they don’t appear on the home page of the website.
It is all under your name Paul Olson as the author.  You can look at it for yourself.
I can take all this off if you would like, but I would much prefer not to.
The flip side of what your telling me is that the people may be interested in knowing that a website exists and that this information is preserved in case they want to use it for themselves.
Let me know.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
Hi Karla,
I am a little concerned about the information that I sent to you.  Some of it is genuine genealogical information, but many of my notes are for your eyes only or may be shared only with other close members of the Aden family but not put on the Internet for the general public, because they can not be taken back.  My “Points of Interest and Notes” is such an example, where it exposes some of the problems of the western Aden family.  Since they are still alive, the notes should not be made public.    I have sent you a replacement attachment where the offending notes have been removed.  You can make this one public, but please keep the information contained in my other notes and emails to yourself.
To give you an idea of what I did with / for the Adens, they did most of the research and supplied most of the information.  Being an engineer, I looked at numbers and looked for inconsistencies.  I have some genealogical rules that I made up myself.  (1) mothers must be not less than 13 nor more than 40 years older than their children.  (2) fathers must be not less than 15 nor more than 60 years older than their children.  (3) husbands and wives must be within 40 years of age of each other.  (4) marriages must take place when both the husband and wife are at least 15 years old.  (5)  The mother was pregnant when they got married if the first child is born less than 8 months after their marriage.  This may sound like common sense, but you would be surprised at how often these simple rules are violated in established genealogies.    If I find parents are too young relative to their children, I suspect that they are siblings rather than parent-child relationships.  If they are too old, I suspect that there is a missing generation.  At one spot in the early Aden genealogy, I have a situation where the father is listed as being 300 years younger than his daughter.  I should not have been the first to have spotted this glaring error.
When we got into biblical times, I found all kinds of genealogical errors which I highlighted in the long Aden genealogy.  But I preferred to follow genealogical and numeric logic rather than calling every error a religious miracle.  I learned a lot from doing this project and helping out the Aden family with their genealogy project.
The most important thing that I learned is that genetics predicts the potential in accomplishment and achievement that one is capable of but without super-parenting and the nurturing of friends, relatives, neighbors, and family, the greatest part of that potential is likely to remain forever undeveloped.  Thus, a family of more average genetic potential, like my own, can often rise above social expectations for them if they are supportive and nurturing of one another in an extreme manner.
I cite my own case as an example.  Mrs. Aden wanted her daughter, Nancy, to break off her friendship with me in June 1962 because she though I would never amount to anything more than a bum and would always be an embarrassment to the family.  I got a bachelors and a masters degrees in college and married an MD.  Our daughter played first chair clarinet in middle school and high school band and orchestra, competed in downhill ski racing for five years, won the state beauty pageant, and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors.  She did some professional advertising modeling in magazines and newspapers even though she is only 5′- 4″ tall — a full 4 inches shorter than Nancy.  If Nancy would have worked as hard as I did and would have been provided the support that I provided for our daughter, she would have been Miss Washington and competed in the Miss America pageant in the 1960’s.  She would have been in the US Olympic swimming tryout finals. She would have been a professional model.  And she would have had many friends there to help her and support her.  And she would have done the same for her son, Michael.
I think Gary and I could have become good acquaintances as he probably would have enjoyed the challenge of picking up the Aden family as an extended case study and comparing notes and conclusions with me.
I will close at this point.  I just want to request that you please be careful what you place on the Internet as it cannot be retracted once it is out there.  I have three versions of the genealogy.  My public version does not contain any derogatory information or hint that any even exists.  The second version says that there are secrets within the family, but does not spell them out, and the third version, which may go to the grave with me, spells out everything I know about the family and is more than 100 pages long.  I would appreciate if you did not make any derogatory information about the Aden family public, but instead just keep it to yourself or share it with only those Adens whom you are close to.  Since you are also an Aden, you too are probably also genetically gifted as are most of the descendant family.  That makes your family special.
You see, it was your ancestors who led us out of the caves hundreds of thousands of years ago, and into the light of day.  It was your ancestors who led mankind to where we are today.  They were the great thinkers, the idea men, and the scientists.  But it was my ancestors and millions of others like them who took the ideas of your ancestors, put bricks and mortar to them, and made them into reality.  Today, more than ever before, we need great and gifted people like those of the Aden families to develop themselves to the fullest extent possible and to lead humanity forth once again.  That is why I have always nurtured and helped gifted kids and gifted friends of my daughters, taking them on day trips with us and otherwise providing a nurturing environment for them whenever they were with us.
Take care and have a great day.
Paul
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In a message dated 8/16/2009 1:47:53 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Paul, I will add this stuff to the website and I’m glad you got my email.  Everything that you sent me has been put on there except the email I got from you today.
I’ll let you know when I add it as it may take a couple of weeks since I’m working full time now.
You can certainly refer anyone interested to our website www.garycaden.com.  I will gladly respond to any inquiry I get.
The other questions you have about the connection between the 2 Aden families I don’t have an answer for and since no one is currently doing any further research in our family, I’m not much help.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
—– Original Message —–

Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
Hi Karla,
Congratulations on finding and getting that new job.  With your working now, that must mean that your foot is better now.  So all in all, you must be feeling pretty good now.  This past week we went to visit a friend of my wife’s who lives east of Savannah, Georgia near the ocean.  The water was almost bathtub warm, but because of the wave action stirring up the sandy bottom, viability within the water was only 12-18 inches.  We saw about four container ships passing by every day, heading to or from Europe, and found a dead, 2-foot long stingray on the beach.  All in all, we had a good vacation.    
I am sending you an attachment of what is mostly the genealogical work of Carlin Aden.  He was good because he wrote narratives about those relatives where stories had been handed down through family lore and legends over the years.  Only an insider Aden would have that kind of information which is rarely included in genealogies.  I also added my two-bits worth.  The information and data is still raw in the sense that I have not checked the dates against previous information or to see if they were reasonable.   I have already found a couple of obvious mistakes in his work, so it is not foolproof.
I translated his work into descendant charts because they could fit on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.  I included about 95 percent of those listed in his index.  I have not yet included everyone, but am still taking a look at it.  Can you tell me yet how or where the two Aden families are connected?  Also, can you tell me how to preserve this work and keep it accessible so if any of the Aden descendants form the Washington / Oregon Aden clan ever wants to pick it up, they will be able to find it?
Take care and have a great week.
Paul Olson    
===================================================================.
In a message dated 8/9/2009 1:03:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Phil, I am sorry I haven’t gotten back to you.  I just had to stop everything and do nothing but look for a job.
I finally found a job here after 4 months and just started 2 weeks ago.
I have added everything you sent me to our website at www.garycaden.com.
Thanks again so much for sending it to me.  I really appreciate it, and I again I apologize for taking so long to get this done.
Note to Aden family:  I have added new information to the website thanks to Paul Olson on the Aden Genealogy and also an email from Richard on his ancestor BradleyThomas Bradley of Walton Co., GA whose stepson was William Barkley Allen.
If there is anyone I’m forgetting, please forward to them.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 5:46 PM
Subject: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
Dear Karla,
I was happy to receive your reply and to hear that your foot is slowly getting better.  I hope your recovery continues at a steady pace with no problems, setbacks, or infections.
I have sent you virtually everything I know about the Aden Genealogy.  I worked primarily on the genealogy of the mother of Clifford Aden, Freda Gertrude Bryant, because there was much information available on that line and very little on the Aden name line.  Freda was descended about four generations from the family of Daniel Boone, and his genealogy was well researched and written about by most everyone.
I did not do much in the way of serious genealogical research for the Aden’s but instead mostly compiled and consolidated the information that they provided to me.  It turns out that two older Adens – Carlin Aden and “T. Sheldon” who was also “Z. Hunter” who were probably Carlin’s younger sister, Wanda Aden Sutich were the only ones of the family clan who were seriously interested in their genealogy.  Since no one else had much interest in their work, and I did, they worked with me, I sort of became their hard drive storage device.  They grew old and all have since passed on.  That leaves me holding the bag with their genealogies and no one who is really interested.  Clifford asked that I pass a copy on to his grandson, Michael, and I told him I would – which is much easier said than done.  He is 25 now and lives in New Zealand.  His mother, Nancy Aden, gave up her US citizenship and fled to New Zealand in the mid 1970’s with her new husband to escape and get away from all of those who knew some of her family secrets, especially those where she disgraced herself in her teen years —  and I know more of their family secrets than anybody else outside the family.
I found some of Gary’s genealogical work on the Internet.  He was very thorough and possessed expert genealogical skills.  His outstanding work makes mine look like that of a third rate piker and a real amateur.  I hope you folks are completing anything that he left unfinished and will preserve his masterful work so that all who are on that family line can access it and make use of it for many years into the future.
I hope that we might continue to stay in touch so that we both can tie up the loose ends that connect the two Aden clans.  As for me, I am interested in closing out my work on the Washington / Oregon Aden clan and passing it on to those to whom it rightfully belongs — or at least making it eternally available to them in the future.  I am closer to 70 now than to 60 and am beginning to realize my own mortality.  That plus my wife forever telling me to clean out my junk in the basement means that I must start getting serious about finishing up and closing out all of my various open projects of which the Aden genealogy is one.  Another is to go though all of my photos for the past 65 years and either throw them out or write on the back of them what they are.  I have books to get rid of, and of course a whole lot more – like my fishing and camping stuff – after I am sure I will not be using them any more.  I suppose you many see similar problems among some of your older relatives.
Some friends and I were reminiscing about the past and I found our many memories to be very interesting and wrote them down.  Over time, each of us added a few more, and I am sending you the final result as an attachment.  I hope you will find something to smile at as you read through it while waiting for your foot to get better.
Take care and may your week ahead be even better than last week.
Paul
In a message dated 5/24/2009 5:21:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
See below from Gary’s wife about the information you provided.  She’s had time to look at it.  I haven’t.  Looks like their might be a connection between the Aden’s you knew and our family.
Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you.  Still looking for a job so that’s consuming all of time right now.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
—– Original Message —–

Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:10 PM
Subject: Letter from Washington/Oregon researcher

Karla:  Just finished reading the research you received and looked at the genealogy listings.  The John Aden listings from Woodford County, Illinois correspond to the research I did one time for Gary when I visited my brother near Peoria, Ill.  If you look at some of the names of the women and men, they correspond to many of the names that Aunt Elda gave us from her family records.  It appears that the step relatives moved onto the West Coast and were lost to the Nebraska relatives.  I don’t know about any of his other stories, but he definitely has dates and records that sound   authentic.

Sorry you haven’t found a job yet.  However, that may be good because you are able to let your foot heal properly. I had a great time in Colorado.  Marcella was her usual wonderful self and we had a great two days together.  Wish I lived closer to her.  The 50th reunion at CU was very special.  So glad I went.  Now I’m working on getting my pictures all together and in a book with my other mementos. Karen and I had fun in Michigan.  We went to Grand Rapids for 2 days and then  to Traverse City for 2 days.  Saw the Gerald Ford Museum and then went wine tasting in Traverse City area. Had a tour of Michigan State where Karen graduated.  It is a beautiful campus .  Much more so than U.of Michigan.  Well, got to get back to my pictures.  My battery is recharged and I need to work on my list of what I’m copying and what I’m not.  Take care.  Have a fun Memorial Day weekend.  Love, Jeanne

Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 9 – Re: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne

Posted by Karla Aden at 6/15/2009 4:38 PM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch
Email from Paul Olson at PhoWilwyn@aol.com to Karla Aden at kraden1@comcast.net
Email dated June 15, 2009Hi Karla,

Congratulations on finding and getting that new job.  With your working now, that must mean that your foot is better now.  So all in all, you must be feeling pretty good now.  This past week we went to visit a friend of my wife’s who lives east of Savannah, Georgia near the ocean.  The water was almost bathtub warm, but because of the wave action stirring up the sandy bottom, viability within the water was only 12-18 inches.  We saw about four container ships passing by every day, heading to or from Europe, and found a dead, 2-foot long stingray on the beach.  All in all, we had a good vacation.
I am sending you an attachment of what is mostly the genealogical work of Carlin Aden.  He was good because he wrote narratives about those relatives where stories had been handed down through family lore and legends over the years.  Only an insider Aden would have that kind of information which is rarely included in genealogies.  I also added my two-bits worth.  The information and data is still raw in the sense that I have not checked the dates against previous information or to see if they were reasonable.   I have already found a couple of obvious mistakes in his work, so it is not foolproof.
I translated his work into descendant charts because they could fit on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.  I included about 95 percent of those listed in his index.  I have not yet included everyone, but am still taking a look at it.  Can you tell me yet how or where the two Aden families are connected?  Also, can you tell me how to preserve this work and keep it accessible so if any of the Aden descendants form the Washington / Oregon Aden clan ever wants to pick it up, they will be able to find it?
Take care and have a great week.
Paul OlsonAttachment below:

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In a message dated 8/9/2009 1:03:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
Phil, I am sorry I haven’t gotten back to you.  I just had to stop everything and do nothing but look for a job.
I finally found a job here after 4 months and just started 2 weeks ago.
I have added everything you sent me to our website at www.garycaden.com.
Thanks again so much for sending it to me.  I really appreciate it, and I again I apologize for taking so long to get this done.
Note to Aden family:  I have added new information to the website thanks to Paul Olson on the Aden Genealogy and also an email from Richard on his ancestor BradleyThomas Bradley of Walton Co., GA whose stepson was William Barkley Allen.
If there is anyone I’m forgetting, please forward to them.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 5:46 PM
Subject: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne
Dear Karla,
I was happy to receive your reply and to hear that your foot is slowly getting better.  I hope your recovery continues at a steady pace with no problems, setbacks, or infections.
I have sent you virtually everything I know about the Aden Genealogy.  I worked primarily on the genealogy of the mother of Clifford Aden, Freda Gertrude Bryant, because there was much information available on that line and very little on the Aden name line.  Freda was descended about four generations from the family of Daniel Boone, and his genealogy was well researched and written about by most everyone.
I did not do much in the way of serious genealogical research for the Aden’s but instead mostly compiled and consolidated the information that they provided to me.  It turns out that two older Adens – Carlin Aden and “T. Sheldon” who was also “Z. Hunter” who were probably Carlin’s younger sister, Wanda Aden Sutich were the only ones of the family clan who were seriously interested in their genealogy.  Since no one else had much interest in their work, and I did, they worked with me, I sort of became their hard drive storage device.  They grew old and all have since passed on.  That leaves me holding the bag with their genealogies and no one who is really interested.  Clifford asked that I pass a copy on to his grandson, Michael, and I told him I would – which is much easier said than done.  He is 25 now and lives in New Zealand.  His mother, Nancy Aden, gave up her US citizenship and fled to New Zealand in the mid 1970’s with her new husband to escape and get away from all of those who knew some of her family secrets, especially those where she disgraced herself in her teen years —  and I know more of their family secrets than anybody else outside the family.
I found some of Gary’s genealogical work on the Internet.  He was very thorough and possessed expert genealogical skills.  His outstanding work makes mine look like that of a third rate piker and a real amateur.  I hope you folks are completing anything that he left unfinished and will preserve his masterful work so that all who are on that family line can access it and make use of it for many years into the future.
I hope that we might continue to stay in touch so that we both can tie up the loose ends that connect the two Aden clans.  As for me, I am interested in closing out my work on the Washington / Oregon Aden clan and passing it on to those to whom it rightfully belongs — or at least making it eternally available to them in the future.  I am closer to 70 now than to 60 and am beginning to realize my own mortality.  That plus my wife forever telling me to clean out my junk in the basement means that I must start getting serious about finishing up and closing out all of my various open projects of which the Aden genealogy is one.  Another is to go though all of my photos for the past 65 years and either throw them out or write on the back of them what they are.  I have books to get rid of, and of course a whole lot more – like my fishing and camping stuff – after I am sure I will not be using them any more.  I suppose you many see similar problems among some of your older relatives.
Some friends and I were reminiscing about the past and I found our many memories to be very interesting and wrote them down.  Over time, each of us added a few more, and I am sending you the final result as an attachment.  I hope you will find something to smile at as you read through it while waiting for your foot to get better.
Take care and may your week ahead be even better than last week.
Paul
In a message dated 5/24/2009 5:21:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, kraden1@comcast.net writes:
See below from Gary’s wife about the information you provided.  She’s had time to look at it.  I haven’t.  Looks like their might be a connection between the Aden’s you knew and our family.
Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you.  Still looking for a job so that’s consuming all of time right now.
Karla Aden
281-507-1252 (24/7 Cell Phone)
kraden1@comcast.net (Email address)
—– Original Message —–

Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:10 PM
Subject: Letter from Washington/Oregon researcher

 

Karla:  Just finished reading the research you received and looked at the genealogy listings.  The John Aden listings from Woodford County, Illinois correspond to the research I did one time for Gary when I visited my brother near Peoria, Ill.  If you look at some of the names of the women and men, they correspond to many of the names that Aunt Elda gave us from her family records.  It appears that the step relatives moved onto the West Coast and were lost to the Nebraska relatives.  I don’t know about any of his other stories, but he definitely has dates and records that sound   authentic.

Sorry you haven’t found a job yet.  However, that may be good because you are able to let your foot heal properly. I had a great time in Colorado.  Marcella was her usual wonderful self and we had a great two days together.  Wish I lived closer to her.  The 50th reunion at CU was very special.  So glad I went.  Now I’m working on getting my pictures all together and in a book with my other mementos. Karen and I had fun in Michigan.  We went to Grand Rapids for 2 days and then  to Traverse City for 2 days.  Saw the Gerald Ford Museum and then went wine tasting in Traverse City area. Had a tour of Michigan State where Karen graduated.  It is a beautiful campus .  Much more so than U.of Michigan.  Well, got to get back to my pictures.  My battery is recharged and I need to work on my list of what I’m copying and what I’m not.  Take care.  Have a fun Memorial Day weekend.  Love, Jeanne

Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 6 – Re: Hello

Posted by Karla Aden at 5/9/2009 7:18 AM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch
Hello Karla,
I hope your foot is continuing to mend and get better.  Those kinds of things can really slow you down and leave you feeling frustrated because you are not able to accomplish those things that you want to get done.
Our daughter graduated from the University of Michigan last weekend, so we are hoping that is the end to our financial hemorrhaging.  This was a most unusual graduation with the flu scare.  Nobody shook hands.  When the students went up to receive their diplomas, they touched elbows and bumped hips in a choreographed set of movements from years past, a set of movements which I never learned.  She graduated with academic honors but we were kidding her about how we would have rather she have graduated with a job.
I looked at the last letter I sent to you.  I tried to send two attachments, but it appears that only one got attached, so I am resending the most important one again.  You may find some familiar genealogical information in it.
Take care and continue to take care of your foot and get better.
Paul

Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 7 – Re: Hello

Posted by Karla Aden at 5/14/2009 10:01 AM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch
Hi Karla,
I hope you do not mind my putting my letters as attachments.  I am a slow thinker and writer, and it is not unusual for me to be kicked off aol before I am done and I lose everything.  This way I can take my time in organizing my thoughts and not have to worry about the minutes.
Paul
Comment:  This guy contacted me through the website.  This information may or not be relevant for any future genealogy enthusiasts in the Aden family.  I am adding it for the sole purpose of possible new information regarding our family.Karla Aden
August 9, 2009

Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 8 – Re: Hello again. Thank for the comments from Jeanne

Posted by Karla Aden at 5/24/2009 5:47 PM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch
Dear Karla,
I was happy to receive your reply and to hear that your foot is slowly getting better.  I hope your recovery continues at a steady pace with no problems, setbacks, or infections.
I have sent you virtually everything I know about the Aden Genealogy.  I worked primarily on the genealogy of the mother of Clifford Aden, Freda Gertrude Bryant, because there was much information available on that line and very little on the Aden name line.  Freda was descended about four generations from the family of Daniel Boone, and his genealogy was well researched and written about by most everyone.
I did not do much in the way of serious genealogical research for the Aden’s but instead mostly compiled and consolidated the information that they provided to me.  It turns out that two older Adens – Carlin Aden and “T. Sheldon” who was also “Z. Hunter” who were probably Carlin’s younger sister, Wanda Aden Sutich were the only ones of the family clan who were seriously interested in their genealogy.  Since no one else had much interest in their work, and I did, they worked with me, I sort of became their hard drive storage device.  They grew old and all have since passed on.  That leaves me holding the bag with their genealogies and no one who is really interested.  Clifford asked that I pass a copy on to his grandson, Michael, and I told him I would – which is much easier said than done.  He is 25 now and lives in New Zealand.  His mother, Nancy Aden, gave up her US citizenship and fled to New Zealand in the mid 1970’s with her new husband to escape and get away from all of those who knew some of her family secrets, especially those where she disgraced herself in her teen years —  and I know more of their family secrets than anybody else outside the family.
I found some of Gary’s genealogical work on the Internet.  He was very thorough and possessed expert genealogical skills.  His outstanding work makes mine look like that of a third rate piker and a real amateur.  I hope you folks are completing anything that he left unfinished and will preserve his masterful work so that all who are on that family line can access it and make use of it for many years into the future.
I hope that we might continue to stay in touch so that we both can tie up the loose ends that connect the two Aden clans.  As for me, I am interested in closing out my work on the Washington / Oregon Aden clan and passing it on to those to whom it rightfully belongs — or at least making it eternally available to them in the future.  I am closer to 70 now than to 60 and am beginning to realize my own mortality.  That plus my wife forever telling me to clean out my junk in the basement means that I must start getting serious about finishing up and closing out all of my various open projects of which the Aden genealogy is one.  Another is to go though all of my photos for the past 65 years and either throw them out or write on the back of them what they are.  I have books to get rid of, and of course a whole lot more – like my fishing and camping stuff – after I am sure I will not be using them any more.  I suppose you many see similar problems among some of your older relatives.
Some friends and I were reminiscing about the past and I found our many memories to be very interesting and wrote them down.  Over time, each of us added a few more, and I am sending you the final result as an attachment.  I hope you will find something to smile at as you read through it while waiting for your foot to get better.
Take care and may your week ahead be even better than last week.
Paul
Comment:  This guy contacted me through the website.  This information may or not be relevant for any future genealogy enthusiasts in the Aden family.  I am adding it for the soul purpose of possible new information regarding our family.Karla Aden
August 9, 2009

Paul Olson – Aden Genealogy – Email 5 – Re: Hi – Get well soon

Posted by Karla Aden at 4/23/2009 6:59 PM 
Categories: Paul Olson – Aden Branch
Hi Karla,
I hope your foot is recovering and getting better.  And I also hope that you are closely related to the Aden family in Western Washington (and now also in Auckland, New Zealand) whom I know.  If you read the attachment genealogy that I sent to you, you will better understand why.  I did not do a regular genealogy, but instead I did what I call a genetics genealogy where I try to follow special extreme genetic characteristics in families.
There are two things about you that interest me.  Your father’s name was Carl and he named his daughter “Karla”.  In the Aden family I know in Western Washington, an Aden father (now deceased) was named Carlin and he named his daughter “Karla”.  The Karla I know is now about 63 years old.  This implies that your two families are probably related and have a common male German ancestor whose name was Carl Aden.  Because both of your families considered him to be important enough and special enough to name their sons after him, he must have been pretty important or pretty special.
Nancy Aden, told me many years ago that the German Aden name was much longer and difficult to pronounce, so the family shortened the original German name to the first two syllables – Aden when they immigrated to America.
The Aden family whom I know are extremely gifted.  Clifford and Carlin as well as their two sisters had very high, near-genius level IQ’s.  Since IQ is largely inherited, this implies that their father, John Ennen Aden was also extremely brilliant with a near genius level IQ.  And very high IQ’s likely go back in the Aden ancestry for many generations.  The fact that your brother, Gary Aden, was a doctor implies that he also had a very high IQ.  And it is very likely that you and your other siblings also have very high IQ’s and were very good students in school. Is that assumption anywhere near correct?  Are the children, and grandchildren of you and your siblings also above average in intelligence and as students?
Clifford and his daughter Nancy were exceptionally attractive and exceptional athletes with super cardiovascular systems.  Does that run in your family too?
And the Adens I knew were all tall with Clifford being 6′-6″, his father, John Ennen Aden being 6′-6 1/2″, and his daughter, Nancy being 5′-8″.  Are you, your siblings, and all of the children also above average in height?
This has been what I have been exploring with this genealogy for the last 50 years, so I look for narrative descriptions more than dates born, married, died.
Take care and I hope your foot is better and the job market brightens for you.
Paul


Comment:  This guy contacted me through the website.  This information may or not be relevant for any future genealogy enthusiasts in the Aden family.  I am adding it for the soul purpose of possible new information regarding our family.

Karla Aden
August 9, 2009