For fear of being thrown out of power and possibly killed by the people he had imposed himself on, Uganda’s President Milton Obote spent the near 5 years of his second rule (1980-1985), as a... More > permanent resident in a hotel-cum- prison of Nile Mansions, which his chief security adviser Major General Oyite Ojok had curved for him. Not a single day did his dear wife Miria visit him in this hideout. In the Nile Mansions, atrocities manifested with some prisoners being killed and others being released to tell the world what was taking place and to the initiators this was a tactic.< Less
With the families of Baer, Bär, Bare, Barber, Bartram, Bear, Cartlidge, Clark, Faris, Herr, Hochstrasser, Keller, Kendig, McCoskery, Meilin, Mylin, Nussler, Oberholtzer, Stake, Steman, Stoneman,... More > Tidmarsh, Tobler, Witmer, and Wright.
This fully referenced 8-1/2" by 11" work traces descents and near-descents from many interesting characters, including a slave owner's son who moved north from opposition to slavery; a Revolutionary captain in the battles of Manhattan, Monmouth, and Yorktown; an 18th-century veteran, tavern owner, fire company member, and college trustee; a Swiss settler whose 1725 home is now a bed-and-breakfast inn; a Mennonite gunsmith claimed to have invented the famed Pennsylvania rifle; an Indian trader who served as a translator of the Delaware language; a shoemaker captured by the French while carrying correspondence to William Penn; a man regarded as "the father of American botany"; and a Swiss Anabaptist couple imprisoned for years for their faith.< Less