Family Memorabilia Page
Welcome, everyone. The Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association is dedicated to increasing the awareness of its family’s unique heritage, a particular ancestral line whose origin can be traced back to 18th-century Germany to a precise location, date, and hour. Additionally, the family association is dedicated to the gathering and dissemination of information pertaining to the progeny of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb, patriarch and matriarch of the American Clan.
Yes, the first paragraph from the home page is repeated here as a reminder that one of the goals of the association is to gather and disseminate information relating to the progeny of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb.
With this idea in mind, we have created a place within the website where we can share stories, pictures, and videos of our members with all visitors to this site.
The Diaries of Sergeant Wayne G. Crislip
This is a most interesting story of how Wayne Crislip's personal diaries from 1942-3 were rescued from trash inside a troop transport plane, kept for 50 years, and then returned to family members. And now, some 72 years later, the Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association is proud to present those diaries for everyone to view.
Soon after their discovery by the Association, an article was published in the Vol. XIII, No. 4 issue of Jacob's Ladder, in the Summer of 1996. That article will be reprinted in a coming issue of Jacob's Ladder.
An article, Wayne G. Crislip, ca. March, 1945, from the Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal can be seen here.
Some of the original correspondence between Vince Torres, who apparently found the diaries, his employer, Frank Hillson, and family member Zelta Crislip-Peck are shown in the Hillson-Torres-Crislip Letters.
After Eldon W. Crislip, Wayne's brother, received the diaries, he wrote an article on the story of the diaries, which was submitted to Ned Crislip for publication in Jacob's Ladder. A copy of the Eldon W. Crislip letter to Ned Crislip, and his original article are shown in this page.
Here are Sergeant Wayne G. Crislip's personal diaries from 1942 and 1943 in their entirety:
Wayne G. Crislip was the son of Lovett Crislip and Ethel Stripe; son of William Luther Crislip; son of Martin Luther Crislip and Sarah Ann Chrislip; son of John Chrislip and daughter of William Chrislip; sons of Jacob Christlieb; son of Friedrich Carl Christlieb.
Water Pitcher once belonging to Eleanor Jane (Board) Chrislip
Mary Eleanor Wade-Pirkola (Friedrich Carl Christlieb1, Jacob Christlieb2, Samuel Chrislip3, Harriet Alice Chrislip4, Samuel Wade5, Paul Samuel Wade6, Mary Eleanor Wade7) shared with the folks at the 2017 Family Reunion, a water pitcher once belonging to Eleanor Jane (Board) Chrislip, wife of Samuel Chrislip (Friedrich Carl Christlieb1, Jacob Christlieb2, Samuel Chrislip3). Nancy Ann (Chrislip) White (Friedrich Carl Christlieb1, Jacob Christlieb2, Samuel Chrislip3, Marcellus Reuben Chrislip4, Walter Grant Chrislip5, Nancy Ann Chrislip6) had two water pitchers, and gave one to Mary Eleanor.
Water Pitcher Once Belonging To Eleanor Jane (Board) Chrislip