Wendish Lutheran Aggie
Glenn Pittsford lives in College Station, Texas with his wife Wanda. He is a retired charitable gift planner, having served people for 30 years through the Lutheran Foundation of Texas (now Legacy Deo) and the Texas A&M Foundation. He has a keen interest in people, families and history.
Glenn’s blogs will all be bits of information on his own family, all designed to get the reader to remember and record their own family history and details. Glenn has Wendish heritage on three sides of his grandparents. Pittsford is believed to be Welsh. Wends on his father’s side include- Michalk, Tschatschula. Wends on his mothers side include- Teinert, Hempel. Mathias, Kurio.
Glenn once heard Jack Wiederhold say, as Glenn and his grandsons were volunteering at the Texas Wendish Heritage Society museum, “We are very fortunate to have this museum with its artifacts and family genealogies. What we lost are the rich human interest stories from all the old ones.” This is Glenn’s attempt to preserve what he and his relatives remember from our own interaction with our parents and grandparents who personally knew their ancestors who came to Texas from Lusatia. Glenn is very thankful for the dedication and valuable work of Jack and Marian Wiederhold and Weldon Mersiovsky. They and many others are preserving our heritage for our future generations to know and appreciate. What a valuable gift!
Glenn intends to write about his ancestors. In order to encourage you, the reader, to research, learn about, remember, and write about yours. Glenn, like all of us, had 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, 16 great-great grandparents, and 32 great-great-great grandparents. 10 of Glenn’s 16 great-great grandparents are either full-blooded Wends from Lusatia or …