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Landon Medley Obituary

Landon Medley October 6, 1949 - September 25, 2021 Whether you knew him personally or not, Landon Medley was a friend to all of us who are interested in researching and studying the history of our Daniel Haston family.  Landon lived near the Daniel Haston family place and was steeped...
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2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

26 – The Täuferversteck – Hiding Place for Anabaptists

25 - The Täuferversteck - "Anabaptist Hiding Place" Anabaptist hunters were employed in the 18th century. In 1734 two Anabaptist hunters were out and about to catch Christian Siegenthaler in the lower Hälig, Wüthrich zu Häuser, Hans Gerber, called "Stadler", and David Baumgartner. The Anabaptist yegi were disturbed by the fact that...
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26 – The Täuferversteck – Hiding Place for Anabaptists
41 – Joseph Haston – Son of Daniel Haston
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41 – Joseph Haston – Son of Daniel Haston

41 - Joseph Haston - 2nd Son of DanielJoseph and David were probably the only two sons of Daniel who were born in Virginia.  If we correctly understand the time of Daniel’s departure from Virginia, Joseph would have been three and a half years old when the family moved south. ...
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25 – Swiss Home of Albert Einstein

24 - The Home of Albert Einstein in Bern, Switzerland On Friday, June 23, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Tour group will visit the home where Einstein discovered the theory of relativity. Albert Einstein lived in Bern from 1903 to 1905 and developed his Theory of Relativity here. The Einstein House gives...
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25 – Swiss Home of Albert Einstein
40 – Herbert Clinton Haston – Grandson of Montgomery Greenville Haston
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40 – Herbert Clinton Haston – Grandson of Montgomery Greenville Haston

40 - Herbert Clinton Haston, Grandson of Montgomery G. Haston The 1880 census record for D.L. (David Levander) and Virginia Riddles Haston A three-year-old boy, by the name of Herbert C. Hemphill, appears "In family" on the 1880 census record of David L. and Virginia Haston.  For decades, many people...
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24 – The City of Bern, Switzerland and the Famous Clock Tower

24 - The World Famous Zytglogge (Clock Tower) in Bern On Friday, June 23, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Heritage tour group will watch the famous clock tower turn to a new hour. Built in the early 13th century as a gate tower for the city's western fortifications, Zytglogge has served over...
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24 – The City of Bern, Switzerland and the Famous Clock Tower
39 – Montgomery G. Haston – His Civic Service and Civil War Experience
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39 – Montgomery G. Haston – His Civic Service and Civil War Experience

39 - M. G. Haston - His Civic Service and Civil War Experience Montgomery Greenville Haston is one of my most respected early Haston heroes!  I want to tell you why. Montgomery Greenville (M.G. or “Gum”) Haston lived a relatively short life even for his era, only about 45 (or...
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2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

23 – Jakob Markt – We’ll Stop and Shop Where the Swiss Shop

23 - Jakob Markt - We'll Stop & Shop Where Locals Shop One of the favorite shopping places for locals and tourists is the Jacob Markt.  Here is the best place to buy Swiss lace curtains, Swiss-style clothes, and delicious Swiss chocolate bars.  While the women shop (maybe some of...
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23 – Jakob Markt – We’ll Stop and Shop Where the Swiss Shop
27 – Swiss Alphorns and Yodeling
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

27 – Swiss Alphorns and Yodeling

27 - Swiss Alpine Music: Alphorns and Yodeling Two of the most famous features of historic Swiss culture are the Alphorns and yodeling.  Our June 2023 Hiestand-Haston Heritage tour group will enjoy a bit of both types of Alpine Music. The Swiss Alphorns Enjoy this brief video example of Swiss...
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38 – Mystery of the Father of Montgomery Greenville Haston

38 - Mystery of the Father of Montgomery Greenville Haston Based on the evidence cited previously, I think we can confidently assume Polly Haston was the mother of M.G. Haston, the child who was born out of wedlock on October 16, 1823, or 1824.  But who was the birth-father of...
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38 – Mystery of the Father of Montgomery Greenville Haston
37 – Mystery of the Mother of Montgomery Greenville Haston
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37 – Mystery of the Mother of Montgomery Greenville Haston

37 - Mystery of the Mother of Montgomery Greenville Haston As far as we can tell, the parents of Montgomery Greenville Haston--and how he fit into the Daniel Haston family--were unknown for well over 100 years!  Even the most diligent Daniel Haston family researchers were stumped! Montgomery Greenville [not Greenfield,...
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36 – David Haston – A Founding Leader in Van Buren County, TN

36 - David Haston - A Founding Leader of Van Buren County, TN David Haston spent much of his time in the final 20 years of his life helping to establish Van Buren County. Haston Family - Early Influences in Van Buren County, TN Several of Daniel Haston's children and...
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36 – David Haston – A Founding Leader in Van Buren County, TN
22 – Oldest Mennonite Church in the World – Langnau, Switzerland
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

22 – Oldest Mennonite Church in the World – Langnau, Switzerland

22 - World's Oldest Mennonite Church - Langnau, Switzerland On Thursday, June 22, 2023, members of the Hiestand-Haston Heritage Tour group will see the oldest continuously active Mennonite Church in the world.Langnau has a history of Anabaptism going all the way back to March 1525. Today, Langnau has the oldest...
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35 – David Haston, Popular Civic Leader in Early White County, TN

35 - David Haston - White County, Tennessee Pioneer, Part 2 David Haston, Esq. (Justice of the Peace) How did simple farmers and businessmen - many of whom had very little formal education - understand Tennessee (and county) laws enough to serve as county court judges?  They were guided by...
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35 – David Haston, Popular Civic Leader in Early White County, TN
21 – The Swiss Cowbells Factory
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

21 – The Swiss Cowbells Factory

21 - The Swiss Cowbells Factory On Thursday, June 27, 2023 our Hiestand-Haston Historic Tour group will stop at the famous Swiss Cowbells Factory. Did you know...? Bells are protection, happiness, and a sign of peace. This is because in times of war the Swiss bells were taken from the...
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2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

19 – Piz Gloria 360° Rotating Restaurant 9,744′ Altitude

19 - Breakfast in the Rotating Restaurant at 9,744' in the Alps On the morning of June 22, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Heritage Tour group will eat breakfast in the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant in the village of Murren on top of the Schilthorne summit.BEVERAGESCoffee / Tea, cold and warm milk...
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19 – Piz Gloria 360° Rotating Restaurant 9,744′ Altitude
34 – David Haston (Daniel’s Son) in White County, TN
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34 – David Haston (Daniel’s Son) in White County, TN

34 - David Haston, White County, Tennessee Pioneer, Part 1 Isaac T. Haston Family Home - Grandson of Daniel Via. David The "David Haston" Bible Record Any family with an existing copy of a family Bible record from the early 1800s is fortunate, especially if it is as complete and...
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20 – World Famous Kambly Cookie Factory

20 - World-Famous Kambly Swiss Cookie Factory On June 22, 2023, the Hiestand-Haston Tour group will stop at this world-famous cookie factory and sample (FREE!) dozens of cookies.  But I can pretty much assure you that you will buy some too!  We will also eat lunch there.Oscar Kambly started his...
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20 – World Famous Kambly Cookie Factory
18 – Cable Car to the Car-less Village of Mürren in the Swiss Alps
2023 Hiestand-Haston European Heritage Tour

18 – Cable Car to the Car-less Village of Mürren in the Swiss Alps

18 - Cable Car Ride to & Evening in the Alps Village of Mürren On June 22, 2023, our Hiestand-Haston Heritage Tour group will take a scenic cable car ride up to the mountain village of Mürren.And we will spend the night there!Mürren is a traditional Walser (inhabitants in the...
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33 – Daniel Haston’s Final Years

33 - Daniel Haston's Final Years Daniel Haston lived his final years on his 150 acres farm in what we now know as the Cummingsville community of northern Van Buren County--southern White County until 1840.  There are a few things that we KNOW about his final few years there and...
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33 – Daniel Haston’s Final Years
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