Heinrich Giebel (1865-1951), a well-known impressionist landscape artist, painted in Büdingen in 1934. He was one of the main exponents of the artist colony of Willingshausen In the late 19th and early 20th century Germany. Giebel's paintings were inspired by impressionism and "plein air" style and devoted to living in the country and capturing rural life and landscapes. Giebel's paintings of the Büdingen seem to me to capture the essence of the village during the early time of the Gerlachs of Büdingen.
In July 2016, Christoph Giebel, the grandson of Heinrich Giebel, and his family visited the beautiful and quaint village of Büdingen. Christoph was able to pinpoint every location of the six known motifs created by his grandfather in 1934. Christoph very generously sent images of his grandfather's paintings and his photographs for comparison of changes in the ensuing 83 years.
Several of the paintings have been incorporated on the web page on Büdingen. Below are images of Heinrich Giebel's paintings of 1934 and photographic recreations by Christoph Giebel in 2016.
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A biography and more of Netta G. Bedinger's artwork and scissor cuttings are posted on her page at
Bedinger Family History and Genealogy
Scott Zerull has graduated and is now a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Scott was motivated to write of George Rust Bedinger's experiences because, as Zerull writes, he "was an amazing soldier that deserves to be studied because his journey in the Civil War was one of honor, bravery, and astonishment." Zerull continues, “George Bedinger was an exceptional soldier of diversity that defies what historians consider the average soldier or the average soldier experience. He does this in a myriad of ways ... ." Zerull follows the military career of young George Rust Bedinger from his leaving his studies at the University of Virginia to enlist in the Hamtramck Guards of Jefferson County, Virginia, now West Virginia, his first battle experience at the first battle of Manassas to his last gallant act leading his company in the assault of Culp's Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg.
We appreciate Terry Tucker's generosity in posting the songs on her website and her courtesy in welcoming us to link her songs to the Bedinger Family website where they may be heard and appreciated.
This documentary, produced by Bob Asbury, reveals much about the childhood and adolescent years of General Washington and brother Samuel. Bob Asbury is a descendant of Samuel Washington through John T. A. Washington and Elizabeth Conrad Bedinger. The video can be accessed at:
The Washingtons: a Family History by Dr. Justin Glenn, is being published in eight volumes by Savas Beatie and distributed in hardcover and Kindle editions by Amazon. The Bedinger family descendants of Elizabeth Conrad Bedinger and John Thornton Augustine Washington will find that they share the ancestry of President George Washington. Within Volume One the seventh generation of the Washington family in America, the ancestry of John T. A. Washington and Elizabeth Conrad Bedinger and their 13 children are traced back to Col. John Washington, the immigrant. The descendants of generation eight are given in Vol. Four, Part one; later generations will be given in subsequent volumes.