Great Grandpa Cicero in his blacksmith shop
Descendants of Cicero Eric Herzog
Generation No. 1
1. CICERO ERIC2 HERZOG (GEORGE1) was born June 28, 1876 in Bogus, CA (Siskiu Co.), and died October 11, 1961 in Bothell, WA. He married CLARA FREDERICKA MISCHKE September 03, 1918 in Yakima, WA, daughter of FRANK MISCHKE and ANNA TOPFER. She was born October 20, 1887 in Moran, Kansas, and died May 16, 1971 in Seattle, WA (King County).
More About CICERO ERIC HERZOG:
Burial: October 14, 1961, Seattle, WA (King County) Pacific Lutheran Cemetary
More About CLARA FREDERICKA MISCHKE:
Burial: Unknown, Seattle, WA (King County) Pacific Lutheran Cemetary
Children of CICERO HERZOG and CLARA MISCHKE are:
i. RUTH BERNICE3 HERZOG, b. June 30, 1919 and d. May 03, 2008 at Skagit Valley Hospital, Washington m. FREDERICK KLEIN, Private; b. Private.
ii. GEORGE DAVID HERZOG, b. March 14, 1921, Seattle, WA; d. July 12, 2005, Severeville, TN; m. MIRIAM ANDERSON, Private; b. Private.
iii. NAOMI EILEEN HERZOG, b. August 14, 1922, Seattle, WA (King County); d. January 25, 2002, Seattle, WA; m. ALFRED TENNYSON VAUGHN, November 17, 1943, First Nazarene Church, Seattle, WA; b. October 18, 1914, Entiat, WA (Chelan Co); d. July 25, 1999, Seattle, WA (King County).
More About NAOMI EILEEN HERZOG:
Burial: February 05, 2002, Entiat, WA (Chelan Co)
Christening: First Nazarene Church, Seattle
More About ALFRED TENNYSON VAUGHN:
Burial: August 02, 1999, Entiat, WA (Chelan Co)
Christening: Entiat, WA Christian Church
iv. RUBY MAY HERZOG, b. February 27, 1924, Seattle, WA (King County); d. May 1925, Seattle, WA (King County).
More About RUBY MAY HERZOG:
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Seattle, WA (King County)
cause of death: Whooping cough
v. PAUL ANDREW HERZOG, b. August 10, 1925; d. November 28, 2010, m. ELAINE BERNICE ANDERSON, May 23, 1952; b. March 12, 1932; d. December 24, 1992, Seattle, WA (King County).
More About ELAINE BERNICE ANDERSON:
Burial: Unknown, Bellevue, WA
Paul cause of death: massive heart attack
vi. ESTHER MIRIAM HERZOG, b. June 16, 1927, Seattle, WA (King County) ; d. June 21, 2014, Camano Island, WA
Esther cause of death: breast cancer
Tall and strong, there he stood,
Beside the forge, tongs in hand,
As flames belched below the hood,
Softening by heat the iron band
That was to become a shoe, good
For the horse waiting in the stand.
As the color changed from red to white,
The smithy plucked the iron out,
Clamped in tongs and held tight
Then placed on anvil and turned about
For hammer to shape both left and right
Ends of the loop, fit but stout.
As he worked, so he lived a life apart,
Strong and firm, he was nature’s man.
Beneath that hardiness was tender heart,
Waiting for maiden fair, the flame to fan.
Two hearts drew near, though poles apart,
As love burned thru shell of outer man.
As the flake and crust gave way to love
Of God, and for maiden, gentle and fair,
Their eyes met often ‘neath blue skies above
The smithy’s shop, and showed their care
For each other, until that day when his love
Moved him to ask her his life to share.
She said yes, so, joining hearts and hands,
And with God’s love and blessing they began life
Anew. Daily they prayed they might understand
Better how to live as husband and wife.
Soon God added to home little hands
And hearts to love and share words of life.
His hands, so big and strong,
When needed to correct a wrong,
Were yet soft and tender like his heart,
When touched in sorrow as loved ones part.
And when in joy he touched the strings
Of his violin, all the family sings.
Written by Alfred Tennyson Vaughn, my Maternal
Grandfather. A loving example of his beautiful poetry.