Here’s what people are saying about One Immigrant’s Legacy: The Overmyer Family in America 1751-2009 by Laurence Overmire
I've received One Immigrant's Legacy and love it! I realize while reading these short stories that it’s like opening a time capsule, or doing an archaeological dig and uncovering layers of unknown history...now made known. You have written very creative briefs on these ancestors, making it a fun read. And thanks for putting yourself in there on occasion... future readers will need to know just who this writer is!
— Dr. Brian Moulton
Thank you so much for all your work in researching, writing, compiling, and editing this landmark book in the Overmyer family. One Immigrant's Legacy is by far the most professionally researched and written family history that I've ever read, and I've been researching for over 50 years. You've done a masterful job of commenting on the strength and weaknesses of documentation, footnoting each and every detail, and combining your art of writing and graphic design to produce a book I will long cherish.
— Col. Larry Cornwell
Larry's contribution to preserving our Overmyer history and heritage will be lasting. Anyone searching to discover what it means to be an Overmyer in America, will surely find the answers in his groundbreaking work. It's been over a hundred years since a written history of this depth has been undertaken. Only a historian with a poet's passion would take on such an imposing project. We're confident that most will agree with us that One Immigrant's Legacy is magnificent. New generations of Overmyers will become acquainted with a vibrant American tradition, thus becoming heirs to a legacy for a bright future.
— Bruce S. Hansen
You've done a first-rate job... The layout is great with all the pictures and quotes interspersed, and with all the footnoting you did this truly is an academic achievement, worthy of being placed in research libraries... This has really been quite a generous gift you have given to all of us... it really hits me to think of the sheer wealth of information and photos all in one volume, preserved for posterity. You not only spent years gathering and collecting this information, but also put in the time to present everything so professionally... you can know that you did a worthwhile thing for many people during your lifetime, which is what we all would want to be able to say. So congratulations for achieving that coveted goal!
— David K. Moulton
One Immigrant's Legacy is great, a real family heirloom. I'm thoroughly in awe of our ancestors and love the stories!
— Marti Overmire Carver
My husband and I are so impressed with the whole layout and all the information [in One Immigrant's Legacy]. Wow! You have done a few lifetimes of work putting this all together. My hat goes off to you! My favorite most touching part is on page 300 in the Afterword. The last paragraph hit me like a stroke of lightning - yes, what will you do with your time on Earth? Thank you so much Larry for all you put into this. My Japanese students are simply amazed at what a tremendous piece of work you produced.
— DeDe Miura
I received a copy of your book in the mail yesterday. Since then I've spent quite a bit of time going through it. What a pleasure! You have done an excellent job. Congratulations on this monumental work!
— Dr. Zane Motteler
I want to thank you for the beautiful book, One Immigrant's Legacy, that arrived yesterday! You did a fabulous job; I know we will all treasure this family heirloom for many years to come.
— Chuck Ivins
You have done a great job of putting this book together and I want to thank you for your efforts… the aspect of displaying family members who served in the military was a special touch in these days that you hear stories of our brave men and how they served. The local media covers some of the military services and after being at the Arlington National Cemetery watching services from afar, it is a somber event.
— Albert Aaron Foxworthy
Personally, I could never thank you enough. Really, I consider this a gift from you to all of us. My Grandparents would be so, so proud of you and Grandma would be so excited about this book she would not be able to sleep. If she were still here, you would have homemade bread, pies, jams and cakes for life.
— Phil A. Overmyer
Capt. John George Overmire would be proud of the accomplishments of his thousands of descendants. You have spent many years putting this book together. All of us thank you for your hard work.
— Larry Clum
I was thrilled to receive my copy of your book and to read the pages you included about my father, Paul Deeter.You have brought our family history to life and have given us and future generations something we will always treasure. Thank you for your vision and dedication to tracking, confirming and documenting our ancestor's legacy in your book. My mother, siblings and aunt also send their gratitude. It is truly amazing.
— Dr. Pamela Gerali
I received my book and it looks amazing. I wanted to let you know how awesome I think it is that you put so much work into gathering and documenting this history. It must have been an interesting process for you and it is a treasure for all the Overmires/Overmyers present and future.
— Karen Anderson
Thank you so much for writing the book!! I have found many new leads to aid in my trek to learn about my family.
— Mike Miller Sr.