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In this section, my goal is to include histories, stories, and other information about my family and my family tree.

Because of adoptions, divorces, remarriages, and many other occurrences, my family tree easily to more like a tangled bush.  With that in mind, I am focusing on the following family lines:

  • Blum:  My Father’s birth family line.
  • Covington:  My Step-Father’s family line.
  • Davidson:  My mother’s maternal family line.
  • House:  My Mother’s paternal family line.
  • Schultze:  My surname and my Father’s adopted family line.
  • Voyles:  My Grandfathers adopted family line.


Note:  Includes speculative information.  This family appears to be traceable back to Illinois.  While there are many references to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it is possible the community is really Philadelphia, Illinois.  References are inconsistent.  There are also conflicting records dating back to a community called Golawanewsk, Russia from 1903.  Considering the geopolitical changes in Europe in this period, it is unclear if this community is still Russia or from another State.  There is a German-translated reference that may reference the community in Ukraine.  It appears that there is a heavy European-Jewish reference in this line.


This family appears to be traceable back to Covington, England, in the County of Cambridgeshire.


This family comes from my Grandmother.  There is a long line of Davidsons from Colorado, who were involved in the timber, ranching, and mining industries.  The Davidson’s emigrated from England in the 1860s.


This family seems to have been predominantly from the South, from South Carolina to Tennessee and finally several generations in Kentucky.  The earliest reference goes back to 1738, so the House family line likely comes directly from England.  In sobering news, census updates show some along the line owned slaves and fought for the Confederacy.  My Great-Grandfather showed up in Oklahoma.  While my Grandfather was born in Texas, he was raised from birth in Oklahoma.  He met my Grandmother in Mentone, California, where 3 generations were raised in the Inland Empire.


This is my Father’s adopted family.  The Schultze line dates back into Germany, where Schultze is a common surname.  The Schultze’s emigrated in the 1860s.


This adopted line from my Grandfather goes back to Oklahoma and South Carolina.  It appears that several Voyles participated on the Confederate side of the Civil War, including one who died at Vicksburg.  The last American-born Voyles was born in 1776.  The Voyles line then goes back to Wales in the United Kingdom.

Individual Pages

aleah arnold house carlin voyles charles covington dale house dale yerton debora house-covington Family glow jeannie house kathlene house-taylor richard covington sarah house-duncan schultze stacey house-salinas tracy schultze


Rows of Remembrance by T.M. Schultze

Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans (11 Images)

Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans

Every year I am in town, I visit Fort Rosecrans on the weekend before Memorial Day.  Below is a section of images, followed by more information below the gallery.

Clicking on any of the images will launch the gallery.




The weather in most of San Diego this weekend was dark and gloomy.  A cloud layer at about 3,500 feet hung above the coast.  Because of this, most of the images I made were monochrome black and whites, which I found to be suitable to the holiday.

Fort Rosecrans hosts thousands of people on Memorial Day, and Cabrillo National Monument is even closed.  Many volunteer groups, including my own Scout Troop, assist with flag planting on the Saturday morning before Memorial Day.  Following those groups in the cemetery is a great way to mark the occasion.

This year, I took some time to look up every Schultze located at Fort Rosecrans.  I don’t have any family with the Schultze name beyond my brother and father.  A couple years ago, I parked near Section V to get the hillside photo looking towards the Coronado Islands in Mexico.  A Phillip Schultze was just off the roadside.  I located all 5 Schultze interrments and thought it was a great way to celebrate my name, even if they are not immediate family.

Nearby, on the way back to my car, I found a Lois Lane.  There is always something interesting at Fort Rosecrans.

Memorial Day at Fort Rosecrans is incredibly popular, as it is with many National Cemeteries.  Coming on Saturday or Sunday afternoon used to be the time to visit, get the images with all of the flags planted, and make great pictures.  That secret is out now.  I was stunned by how busy it was.  I was able to make a lot of images, but there were a lot of people there.

Thank you reading, and I hope you enjoy the images.

About T.M. Schultze

About T.M. Schultze

About T.M. Schultze - Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

I grew up in love with the outdoors. Some of my earliest memories were camping in a small pup tent, whether it be to go fishing at Lake Hemet for the weekend, or set up in the backyard.

My first encounter with the Grand Canyon at the age of 13 sealed my love for the world and the environment. It rained that day, and the canyon did not glow with that otherworldly color at sunset that we know and love, but the hike down into the canyon, seeing layer upon layer of sediment going back millions of years, sparked a lifelong interest in our planet.

As a student, I developed a keen interest in writing. What started as class essays developed into creative writing, particularly, short stories and poetry.  I am currently working on a short-story collection to be self-published in 2017.

As an adult, I rediscovered his interest in the outdoors through photography. What began as time spent with friends became a lifelong passion.  Photography has given the meaning to my life that I spent years searching for.

Currently, I serve as the President of the San Diego Photo Club, where I have the privilege of meeting many of the best and brightest artists in the San Diego area.

I have recently completed my first eBook as the co-author of the Photographer’s Guide To Joshua Tree National Park.  I am currently co-writing two additional volumes for other locations that will be available in late 2016.

As it has been said, art is expression. I am proud to present this website as a testament to my lifelong interest in the outdoor environment, the printed word, and the developed image. I hope you enjoy viewing this website.  Feel free to contact me any time about our shared interests.