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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 06:51 pm
It's a Catholic icon in Arkansas. Established after successful negotiations for the necessary acreage with the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company in 1877, Subiaco is a Benedictine monastery in Logan Co., AR within the Roman Catholic Diocese in Little Rock.

It is also near to the heart of one of my aunts and several of my cousins, as the Henry Lensing family were some of the German immigrants to the United States and Logan County whose lives were entwined with the church for many years.

One of my cousins and I visited Subiaco last summer on a blitz to locate gravestones of several of her ancestors on her father's side of the family.

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As we were touring the inside of the church admiring stained glass windows, she whispered for me to come here.

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That window was donated to the church by her father's favorite aunt, for whom my cousin was named.

It was a wonderful discovery during a trip seeking her roots.
(Anonymous)
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
I love this blog - and the photos are beautiful! I remember this day the temperature was 110 in the shade, but it was fun running around western Arkansas looking for these places - and it made Dad happy to know we were up there. Thanks for dragging me along with you that day!
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
You're a really good partner in crime, cuz...
(Anonymous)
Saturday, December 25th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Dee,my name is Rick Sharum and I'm related to the Heim and Raible families but I've never heard this story about Happy Heim.Very interesting what you can learn about your family on the 'net. I'm distantly related to the Lensing family through the Heim's, Barbara Heim was my Grandmother's (Anna Heim Sharum) aunt, never knew about the stained glass window at Subiaco.
Saturday, December 25th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, how cool for you to stop by...I know some folks who would probably love to swap family stories with you...

You can email me at sharpchick13 at yahoo dot com.

And please feel free to save any photos you find on the blog that are of interest to your family...
(Anonymous)
Friday, March 18th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Mr. Sharum-

My name is Barbara Lensing. Barbara Heim was my father's great-aunt and I was named for her as she was dad's favorite. Anyway, do you have a photo of Barbara Heim or any information about her life or where she is buried? I would love to find at least a photo of her.

Thanks,
Barbara Lensing