About the Author Gloria Waldron Hukle
An author with deep New York roots, Gloria Waldron Hukle currently lives with her husband in Averill Park, New York. Hukle is the author of three novels called the Waldron Series Novels, Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple, The Diary of a Northern Moon and Threads-An American Tapestry. Gloria Waldron Hukle says “A reader recently told me that my novels have ignited a flame within to learn just what part his ancestors played in American history. This was good to hear as both an 11th generation Waldron in the line of the New York Waldrons and a writer.
I would be disappointed in my work if my story is not prompting questions about the people and times of the past and how their story might help us today. History, and the people who wrote it, gives answers if we take the time to look. To share their past is a blessing for any writer,
About the Author
Jean E Perreault, the youngest of three sisters, has been interested in genealogy for over 30 years. She is currently listed with the Connecticut State Library as a qualified researcher, enabling her to assist others with their genealogy searches. Jean and her husband settled in Simsbury CT in 1966 to raise their family. Once her children were grown, she worked at Otis Elevator Company, while continuing her education in the evenings at the University of Connecticut, where she received her BA degree in 1996. Today she and her husband enjoy their family which includes four sons, four daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Perreault is also a Reiki Master and Practioner.
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MANHATTAN - SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE
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Waldron Series Novels available at Heavenly Hollow Distribution. (Of course books also available in e format via Amazon)
“Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple” is the heartfelt story of one immigrating family’s journey to provincial America, and especially their struggle with the meaning of cultural diversity long before it became an important expression of our time 300 years later.
Before the English named it New York, and before the Dutch called it New Amsterdam, it was known as Mahikan to the Algonquin, one of the Native American nations that occupied the area. It meant, “Island of the Rolling Hills.” After the Europeans arrived, Mahikan became "Manhattan".
In l655, lower Manhattan was a Dutch community of about 120 houses, its people protected by a fort and a log wall which served as a defense against Indian attacks. Today’s Wall Street traces the line of that planked divided. (Old map viewable @ http://www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com/)
Arriving from Holland on the ship Princess, Resolved Waldron, his new wife Tennake, and his 3 children settled on New Amsterdam’s Block B at the tip of Manhattan Island.
Their immediate neighbors included Augustine Herrman, Pieter Schaefbanck, jailor, Hendrick Hendricksen, Domine (Clergy) Samuel Drisius, Dan Tourneur, Isaac de Forest, and Col. Phillip Pietersen Schuyler
These early seeds sought personal liberties that ultimately lead to our Bill of Rights.
It is here at the crossing of Broadway and Wall Street and near present day ground zero where our story begins. Author Hukle writes “ Many of the Europeans, who established what was to become all of the State of New York, as well as part of the States of New Jersey and Connecticut, were common folk hoping to rise above what they had been in their birth land. This is their story”
The Diary of a Northern Moon
Gloria Waldron Hukle
Born a country boy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, a short forty-one years later, Ben Waldron was gone from the face of the earth. But…WHO REALLY WAS BEN WALDRON?
In a quiet, northern community a young woman seeking answers learns that nothing is as it seems—not even the smell of the balsam.
In Hukle’s mystery laced with history set in Lake George, Albany and North Creek, New York, the Waldron Series Novels continue with truth followed by forgiveness requiring the ultimate price.
Shocked by the epitaph on the grave stone, she didn’t get up. An eerie feeling ran through her as she suddenly realized that the date of Garret Waldron’s death well over one hundred years prior was the same as today—July 3rd.
ell researched and chuck full of New York and Pennsylvania early eighteenth century provincial people, places and events woven together-
“Threads An American Tapestry” is a third novel for author, Gloria Waldron Hukle. Her readers will be excited to learn that this new book chronologically follows Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple.
THREADS -AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY
The unique mix and growing independent character of these early New York Hudson Valley provincials, both European, African, and Native American, and their influence upon today's American culture, formed the inspiration for my third novel, Threads An American Tapestry. As with the other two (Manhattan Seeds of The Big Apple and The Diary of a Northern Moon) , the struggle as well as triumph of the unsung American is at the heart of my story...Gloria Waldron Hukle, author.
Hukle’s third novel is a reflective tale told with an infusion of relevant historical facts that enhance both the action and pacing of the plot. Often in historical fiction, authors unintentionally lose their characters inside their story-like passages of exhaustive research, but Gloria Waldron Hukle has completely avoided this common pitfall, having rendered a strong piece of historical fiction for readers to be drawn into with her solid research, solid character renderings, and solid writing...The Us Review of Books.
"Threads: An American Tapestry” is the tale of an l8th century wealthy Native American/Dutch woman as she seeks justice for her murdered slave amidst prejudicial hatred because of her gender and mixed ancestry. Characters John Collins, Peter Waldron, Catherine Vandenberg, Aeltie Waldron Vermilye, Everet Wendell, Margaret Vandenberg, Jacob Leisler, Capt. Kidd, Letitia Penn, Jan Verelst, Henry Beekman bring old New York to life along the banks of the then North River (Hudson River)in the year l722.
Gloria Waldron Hukle’s The Waldron Series Novels are also available (unsigned) at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com or through your favorite bookseller. All Gloria Waldron Hukle’s books are NOW available in electronic version, ie, Kindle, Nook, iPad. Blackberry.
The informational site for Hukle, containing old New York maps, documents, photos, portraits—research the author utilized in the making of “Waldron Series Novels” can be found at http://www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com
Jean E. Perreault
FOOTPRINTS ACROSS CONNECTICUT FROM SIMSBURY 1930 CENSUS
By Jean E. Perreault
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During April of 1930, at the very onset of the Great Depression, 3624 men, women and children living in Simsbury Connecticut were enumerated in the decennial U.S. Federal census. Now 77 years later, the lives of most of these individuals have ended, but each of their personal histories lives on through public records that reveal their origins, their military service, their occupations, their families, and their eventual demise. Vital statistics, prior census records, town directories, newspaper articles and obituaries are but a few of the many sources which serve to document the lives led by these early 20th century Simsbury residents.
Learn about the residents who were living in Simsbury CT during the 1930 census. Most of their lives have ended but their personal histories live on through public records. This comprehensive work is a must for family researchers, historians, and genealogists.
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FOOTPRINTS ACROSS CONNECTICUT FROM EAST GRANBY & GRANBY 1930 CENSUS
By Jean E Perreault
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During April of 1930, at the very onset of the Great Depression, 2381 men, women and children living in East Granby and Granby Connecticut were enumerated in the decennial U.S. Federal census. Now 80 years later, the lives of most of these individuals have ended, but each of their personal histories lives on through public records that reveal their origins, their military service, their occupations, their families, and their eventual demise. Vital statistics, prior census records, town directories, newspaper articles and obituaries are but a few of the many sources which serve to document the lives led by these early 20th century East Granby and Granby residents.
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ISBN 10: 0-9742085-0-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-9742085-0-3
Adirondacks, 1895 - A young boy revives the maple sugaring dream of his dead father by persuading his embittered grandfather to re-open the family sugarhouse. As he learns about farming and living in this rural town, he learns about the importance of family and community, as well.
“Strong writing and research makes it highly recommended for readers of any age who are interested in the Adirondacks, 19th century New York history or rural life.”
John Rowen, of The Schenectady Gazette, March 21, 2004
“In this beautifully written story Persis Granger paints a portrait of a bygone era so rich in authentic detail that the reader can almost smell the cut hay…”
Adrian Fogelin Author of “Crossing Jordan”, “The Sorta Sisters”
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Edited by Persis Granger
IUniverse, 2002; IUniverse Star, 2004
Ten women talk about coping with the emotional impact of sharing a parent's journey through Alzheimer's. A support group in print for families coping with a loved one’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease.
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