Friday, March 1, 2013

Favorite Photo Friday - James & Barbara Cubbage

My parents have these incredible images of my second great grandparents. I am so happy that these have stayed within our family!  My guess is that they sat for these in the late 1880's or 1890's in Butler County, PA.

James Cubbage (1829-1906)

Barbara Black Cubbage (1837-1907)


  1. I learned about your blog via Geneabloggers.
    Reading it, it struck me that the Linneman name sounds very Dutch. Being Dutch myself, I was very much interested. I read in your blog that your Linnemans are supposedly from Germany. But could there be a Dutch connection somewhere? A quick check revealed over 500 hits of the name here in Holland.
    Reason for asking is that I also have a blog with many genealogical subjects. One of my posts shows a survey of foreign genealogical blogs/sites showing Dutch origin surnames. The URL is The idea is to try and establish contacts between people who have an interest in the same surname. There are numerous cases in The Netherlands where people emigrated centuries ago without leaving a trace in Dutch archives. With my blog I try to bring Dutch and foreign (mainly US/CAN) genealogists together.
    Therefore, I like to have your permission to show your site in my a.m. blog. But obviously only if you feel there could be some Dutch blood in the Linneman line.
    I look forward to your reaction!
    Kind regards,

    1. Thanks for your comment Peter! At this point, I have not found any Dutch blood in the Linnemann line. Elizabeth Linnemann was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and her mother, Elizabeth Nilkowski, was from Muensterberg, Marienburg which is now Poland. I haven't had much luck with her father yet. If I do find that line going back to Holland, I will definitely be in touch!

  2. Welcome to Geneabloggers! This is a great community of bloggers. I post a little of everything, but mostly on my Sherwood line and the letters my gg grandfather left.

    Regards, Grant

  3. Hi, Laura! I just stumbled upon your blog by searching for names of my ancestors. I am also a descendant of James Cubbage and Barbara Black! They are my third great-grandparents. My great-grandmother, Beula Cubbage, was the daughter of their son Jacob (David). Finding your blog makes me positively giddy! I am so happy to have found this wonderful resource, and you. All the best to you. I have just started my own (very modest) genealogy quest, so I may not have any information that would interest you, but you are more than welcome to email me at