Schlatter Family Site
Rose and Joe
We are Rose Golden Schlatter and Joseph Augustus Schlatter, Jr. We were married in Oxford, Alabama, on July 30, 1966.
We have two children, Joseph A. Schlatter, III, and Stephanie Hope Schlatter. They are twins, born in 97th General Hospital (US Army hospital), Frankfurt, Germany, October 3, 1968.
Rose is from Oxford, Alabama. Her father was Ernest Edgar Golden, born in Hico, Louisiana and her mother is Zelma Louise Cobb, born in Oxford, Mississippi.
Golden. In Alabama, near the towns of Oxford and Anniston, is a small community named Golden Springs. The community is named for Rose's great-grandfather Golden who was an itinerant preacher. He established a home and small store near a good, reliable spring that soon became known as "Mr. Golden's Spring," later shortened to Golden's Spring, eventually becoming Golden Springs.
Cobb. Rose's maternal grandparents were Raymond G. Cobb and Autrie White. The Cobbs and the Whites were from the White Plains area of Calhoun County, Alabama. Both families originated in Georgia.
Schlatter. My Schlatter grandparents were Adolph Schlatter and Emma Waldner. Both of them were from Saint Gallen, Switzerland. They immigrated to the US before the beginning of WW I.
Adolph Schlatter was a baker. Family legend has it that a friend of his in Memphis wrote to him and invited him to come to Memphis and open a bakery.
Emma Waldner lived past the end of WW II. She had a brother, Louis, who came to Mississippi and worked in the bakery. Later, Louis would be a baker at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Richardson. My maternal grandparents were Clarence James Richardson and Annie Lee Dudding.
We have a small booklet titled Memoirs of Francis DuBose Richardson, written December 1, 1895. I have a photocopy of the original. There are no sources, footnotes, or bibliography in the booklet. Instead, it appears to be what it claims to be -- the recollections of an individual who was a cousin of my great-great-grandfather. These memoirs tell the following story:
Dudding. My maternal great-grandmother died when I was 12 years old and I remember a little about her. She was Nina Anna Statia White and was married to Maurice Dudding.
Family legend has it that the Duddings lived in Putnam County, West Virginia and, in the late 1800s, they put their belongings on a flatboat and floated down the Ohio to the Mississippi, disembarking near the Louisiana - Mississippi border and making their way to a homestead near the village of Norwood, East Feliciana Parish, where they started farming. My mother had an old dining table that came down the river on the flatboat; after her death, the table passed to me. Another Dudding family heirloom that passed to me after my mother's death is "Nanny's Long Box."
While researching the Dudding family, I found the Dudding Family Website -- it is an excellent site put together by an individual who is descended from the same Duddings I am related to.
There is in our family a copy of an old map of the area of Washington, DC, showing an area named "Duddington Pasture." The family story is that this property belonged to the Duddings before they moved to West Virginia.
White. The White family originated in Great Britain then emigrated to South Carolina. They appear to have migrated from SC to southwest Mississippi, much as did the Richardson family.
I use the Family Tree Maker genealogy software from Ancestry.com. Also, I subscribe to the Ancestry.com search services and we have been able to track down a lot of our ancestors through records on that site. I also use the following online genealogy search services:
Follow this link to our family tree on the Family Tree Maker genealogy site.
Miscellaneous Family History Notes
I have written several memos based on my genealogy research. Here is a list of these memos with links to them.