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Makayla Marie Birtchman was born March 23, 2000 in Indianapolis, IN to Angel (McNew) and Joshua Birtchman. She weighed 6 lb, 8 oz. Mary Ellen Schrum Krause is the grandmother of Joshua and great-grandmother of Makayla.

Anna Mary Shrum was born December 28, 1999 in Sesto Calende, Varese, Lombardia, Italy to John Robert and Emanuela Shrum. Anna Mary weighed 3.4 kilos and is doing fine. Proud grandparents are John L. and Joyce Shrum of Minden, NV

Barret Cristopher Hail was born on Sunday, July 12, 1998, in St. Vincents North Hospital in Indianapolis, IN to David and Bridget Hail. He weighed 6 lbs. 8 ozs. and was 18 in. long. Barret is the grandson of Daniel J. Birtchman and the great grandson of Mary Ellen (Schrum) Krause.

Alexus Anne Birtchman was born at 5:05 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 1998 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN to Susan and Jacob Birtchman. She weighed 8 lbs. 12 ozs.and was 20 1/4 in. long. Alexus is the granddaughter of Tim Birtchman and the great granddaughter of Mary Ellen Schrum Krause.

Autumn Renee BROXSON was born 5 May 1998 at Sibley Hospital, Washington,DC. to Karen Lynn (MYERS) and Wm. Donnell BROXSON. She weighed 7 lb 3oz, and was 20-3/4" long. Autumn is the 4th Great Grand Daughter of John & Anna Maria and the Great Grand Daughter of George Kemerer Myers.

Zachary Alan Reynholds was born on May 2, 1998 in Tualatin, OR to Glen and Nancy Reynholds. Nancy is the daughter of Bill (Dr. William) and Mary Lou Shrum.

Nathan and Elizabeth Ann (Sachs) Ern announce the birth of their second daughter, Charity Joy Ern, born January 4, 1998 in Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, (Lancaster County) PA. Charity weighed 6 lbs. 9 ozs. The proud grandparents are Carl and Dolores Sachs.

Michael and Christina (Sachs) Wagner announce the birth of their 6th child, Joseph Benjamin Wagner, born Monday, October 20, 1997 in York, PA, weight 8lbs. 14oz. The proud grandparents are Carl and Dolores Sachs.

Deborah Lynn (Grote) and David Paul Krinock announce the birth of their third child, Isaiah Jordan Krinock, born July 23, 1997. Isaiah is grandson of Margaret Louise (Shrum), daughter of Anna Mary (Lemmon) and Robert Dean Shrum

John Hamilton Blanton, Jr. Born May 23, 1997, 9lb 8oz. Grandparents are Leonard & Bobby Blanton of Lincolnton, NC

Casey Lane Chaplin was born to Patricia Ann and Jeffrey Lane Chaplin on February 21, 1997 at 11:44 p.m. at St. David's Hospital in Austin, Texas. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 4 ozs. Casey is the great grandson of Emma Shrum Gramlich

Jeanine Rebecca Pearson, daughter of Carol (Faison) and Stephen Pearson was born August 24, 1996. Carol is the daughter of Robert L. and Lois Jean (Shrum) Faison of Sylvania, Ohio

Madeline Anne Witcher born November 18, 1996 at 3:08 p.m. PST to Mark and Nancy Witcher of Saugus, CA. Both mother and daughter are doing well.

Natallie Alexis Watson born to Robert & Shelley Watson. She was born on her grandpa Ernie's 50th birthday August 27, 1996.


Lori Ann Dira graduated summa cum laude from Indiana State University of Pennsylvania on May 11, 1996. Lori also an honor graduate of Derry Area High School, is the daughter of Bryan and Darlene (Linhart) Dira and granddaughter of William and Anna Mae (Henry) Linhart. Lori is teaching science in Spotsylvania School district and lives in Fredericksburg, VA.

Matthew W. Dira is a freshman at Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC. He is majoring in Golf Management. Matt is the son of Bryan and Darlene (Linhart) Dira.

Barry and Wendy Goodman work with Rx Respiratory Care in Monroeville, PA. Barry works with patients in their homes in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. His work has put him in unforeseen contact with two Shrum relatives in the past year. When the heritage was discovered and they got over their surprise, Barry and his new found kin enjoyed exploring their relationship. It's a small world after all!