Welcome To My BRANTNER - HOOVER Family History Site
This site started in 2000 as simply a presentation of my parents' family history book,
but it kept growing as a genealogical site. The book has been moved to a secondary spot in order
to provide the genealogical data first.
I've chosen to present the data in group sheets, with pedigree charts and surname shortcut links to hopefully guide the visitor.
Ancestral pictures, cemetery pictures, and obituaries have been added as primary source data.
The unselfishness of those who have generously contributed data, pictures, and obituaries to these pages is greatly appreciated.
I hope you find my site informative and useful as we preserve, celebrate, and share our family heritage.
I covet your comments, questions, corrections and additions.
NOTE: On April 5, 2012, I moved to Allen, Collin, Texas, part of the Dallas
metroplex, and began a new
chapter in my life. At age 76 I found it increasing hard to walk the slopes in New
Mexico and do silly things like sawing down trees, clearing brush, and using my new weeder.
So, I gave up my boy toys and a lifelong collection of "stuff," and moved to be near
one of my daughters.
I chose "Parkview in Allen," an independent-living community of
apartments, and entered a new regimen of daily living. I volunteer with three others as
the Parkview welcoming committee, helping new residents learn about, and adjust to
our community life. I am frequently asked to have lunch with prospective residents, which I especially
I will never lose my love of genealogy and my involvement with other researchers. But I
have retired from active research and the "thrill of the search." This page is testimony
that my website is still alive, and I hope to keep it that way indefinitely.
For my offsite database, I have used BROTHER'S KEEPER ® software since the pre-Windows days. It is written and frequently
updated by John Steed. A shareware version and registration information are available at Steed's official homepage:
Charles Ronald "Ron" Brantner 1451 S GREENVILLE AVE APT 3311 ALLEN, TX 75002-4191
QUOTATION OF THE MONTH, OR WHENEVER
Note: I've suspended my monthly contribution of the sage, wisdom, and observation of others
as related to the agony/ecstasy of genealogy. I continue to promote "preponderance of the evidence" as a
more logical goal than the elusive "truth" or "proof" that some think exists.