I intend this to be a place to share family history, photos, stories, and genealogical information about all the fascinating folks in my tree, both alive and deceased. Mainly from Sussex County, New Jersey, with a good smattering of Eastern Pennsylvania (Monroe and Northampton Counties) thrown in for good measure. Strait, Repsher, Westra, Kimble, Hunt, Karthauser, Bonser and Longcor relatives are just a few that will be falling out of the tree. Enjoy!

Feel free to contact me at JodiLynnStrait@gmail.com.

Oh, yeah, some technical bits:

Permissions Policy

I own the content on this Web site. It is copyrighted in my name. I want to strike the appropriate balance between getting my content widely distributed while at the same time protecting my intellectual property rights. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Without My Permission

You are free to do the following without my permission:

  • Link to my blog or any specific post on my blog.
  • Extract and re-post less than 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post.
  • Print off my posts and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
  • Print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2017, Jodi Lynn Strait. All rights reserved. Originally published at StraitFromNJ.wordpress.com.”

Not Without My Permission

You must have my express written consent to do any of the following:

  • Use this content in for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
  • Alter, transform, or build upon this work.

Re-posting and Translation Rights

I do not permit the re-posting of my posts in their entirety. In addition, I don’t allow the translation and publication of my work in other languages. I simply don’t have the resources to validate the quality of the work.

Thank you for understanding.

A big shout out to Michael Hyatt who provided the bones for this permissions policy.  Check him out at http://michaelhyatt.com/permissions.


5 thoughts on “About

  1. Do you happen to have a marriage certificate for either Peter Card and Phebe Angle or Henry Card and Phebe? These are my ancestors and I just wonder if you have a copy you could share the contents of? I love reading your blog. It has put real people on the pages instead of names. Thank you.


    • Ellie, Nice to meet you. We’re cousins of some sort since Phebe Angle is my 5th great-grandmother.
      I do not have a marriage certificate for either of Phebe’s two marriages to Peter and Henry Card. The information comes from two items I have found:
      Martha F. Strait, “Angle-Card-Strait Family History: Recollections of my Mother, Sarah Card Strait” (14 January 1909); folder: “Strait Family File”, vertical files; Sussex County Historical Society, Newton, New Jersey.
      J. Percy Crayon, “The Crane Family,” Rockaway Records of Morris County, N.J. Families (Rockaway, NJ: Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), 200-210.


  2. Hello, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and learning more about the Straits. Carl Strait was my grandfather. His middle name was actually Hope and not Havens. I am in possession of several of the same pictures you have here which has been interesting to see. Nice to ‘meet’ you.


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