From: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
Dayton, VA 22821
Dear Armentrout Family Member,
Soon you may be able to purchase a copy of the late Russell S. ArmentroutÂ’s
classic The Armentrout Family from 1739 to 1978. This large history of the
Armentrout family has been out of print for many years. It documents the
history of the Armentrout/Ermentraudt family from their arrival in America
in 1739 until 1978.
Widow Anna Elizabeth Armentrout/Ermentraudt and her 7 children first settled
in Lancaster County, PA. The mother and 5 sons moved to Rockingham County
in 1752 where the family was a moving force in the building of the second
Peaked Mountain Church in 1769. Later the 6th son moved to the Valley.
Mr. ArmentroutÂ’s 800+ page book gives details about the 7 children of Anna
Elizabeth Armentrout. It is much more than a listing of birth and death
dates. As much as possible he wrote a brief history of each family. There
are copies of original documents as well as about 220 photographs, some
dating back to the 1860s. The Society will include an appendix of
corrections that are received before July 30, 2000.
How can you help make this reprint happen?
? First, let us know how many copies you and your family will want. The
reprint will be hardcover, using quality acid-free paper. The photos will
be re-done, not merely photocopied. The books will cost $60 to 80 each,
depending on how many are printed.
? Second, send us any corrections and omissions (such as children who were
left out) of the original book before July 30th . The Society is not
updating the book to include additional generations; weÂ’ll leave that to the
Armentrout family researchers. But we will include an appendix of
? Third, donations to the book fund will help move the book to the printers
sooner. This is a very large financial commitment for the Historical
Society, and at the moment there are not enough funds to cover the book.
Donations are tax-deductible.
Please let us know by June 15 how many copies your family will want and if
you can make a donation.
P.O. Box 716
Dayton, VA 22821
Or email the Historical Society at: Heritag1@shentel.net
. Or contact me
. We look forward to hearing from you.
Pat Turner Ritchie
Publication Committee Chair