This Grumblin family is one
of the very old families that have resided the Mazaloom area for ganerations
and generations. The first Grumblin moved to Simmerville 134 years before
TS2, and there are still descendants living in Simmerville.
The first Grumblins
Alan Grumblin was the first
Grumblin to settle in Simmerville, 134 years before TS2. He grew up at
3 Rusterwood of Appleton County. His parents Stan Grumblin and Josephine
Martz rented a small lettuce farm there for 27 years. Alan had 2 sisters
and 1 brother, all younger. One sister married to Gürrus Clemp at
2 Frogdale, the others we are not sure of.
Lots and property
Alan Grumblin came to Simmerville
to work at the Mervil Farm. Back then the northern farm area (Simmerville
1-10) had been left to the forest. Alan got permision from the Mervils
to clear the land, and due to his efforts he got to buy all 9 lots for
Lots in Simmerville where
this family resided:
This was the original main
property of the Grumblins.
110 years before TS2 Alan
Grumblin was 46 years old and his family moved in at 7 Simmerville. His
wife was Patrica Bolling, daughter of Leutenant Abraham Bolling of Summerset.
They had 2 sons and 2 daughters, Stanam (14), Eline (12), Abran (9) and
Josella (7). On this large farm Alan grew cabbage.
15 years later Alan retired
and he split the farm into 9 parts (Simmerville 1 + 3-10).
Stanam Grumblin got Simmerville
1+3+4. Abran Grumblin got Simmerville 7+10. Eline Grumblin got Simmerville
5+8. Josella (Grumblin) Eccot got Simmerville 6+9.
95-72 years before TS2 Abran
Grumblin lived here at 7 Simmerville while he let 10 Simmerville to cabbage
farmers. He kept growing cabbage here as well, while his wife Thalla Joob
worked in the culinary track. Abran and Thalla had 3 sons: Adam Grumblin
(next farmer here at 7 Simmerville), Alan Grumblin (heir to 10 Simmerville,
but rented and resided 72 Simmerville) and Pan Grumblin (married to Alexia
Gobelin, moved to Slemmon Heights).
Through Abran and Adam this
lot's fertility increased nicely, and produce paid off better. Adam married
the local Ursulla Gobelin and they had only one son, Arod. The household
was a wealthy one, and with just one heir the wealth continued.
Arod Grumblin was the last
Grumblin on this lot. He married local Arline Fresco, they had 2 daughters,
but they chose not to do any farming and 19 years before TS2 there was
a serious house fire and they moved downtown, 4 years later they sold the
lot to the Moulino family. Arod and Arline were very wealthy when they
moved, but none of their daughters ever returned to Simmerville.
95 years before TS2 Stanam
Grumblin got this lot from his parents. He also owned number 3 and 4.
Stanam's main income came
from making and selling gnomes, but they also kept chicken. He married
Estalia Joob from Betterville. They had 3 sons and 1 daughter: Adam Grumblin
(heir to this lot), Alan Grumblin (heir to 3 Simmerville), Paran Grumblin
(heir to 4 Simmerville) and Fredeica Grumblin (never married, she stayed
as worker here).
Adam Grumblin and Alica (Pouley)
kept some chicken, but not enough to make a living. They had 1 son Steve
and 1 daughter Gisalia (married to Kevin Falls of Mountain Falls). Steve
Grumblin got this lot, and he married the most known Grumblin of our time,
Johanna (Farmer) Grumblin. They were the only Grumblins in Simmerville
at the time of the TS2 transmition, when this lot became 1 Bendic Lane.
Steven sailed ashore for 14 years, and Johanna worked with politics. They
retired from their jobs and opened their homebased restaurant "Johanna's
Kitchen", which is still a popular location. When Johanna died shortly
after TS2 they had no children, but before Steven died he remarried the
much younger Esther Hedgewood and they had a daughter, Annalica Grumblin.
Esther and Annalica still resides this lot together with Esther's 2nd husband
and their daughter, Andrea Grumblin.
This lot is now 1 Bendic
75 years before TS2 this
lot was split from 1 Simmerville, inherited by Alan Grumblin (20). He prepared
the lot and built a small house, but he never actually grew anything here.
He was a painting artist who never really did break through, and he depended
on social welfare to manage. Alan Grumblin never married and had no children,
and shortly before his death his sister Frederica Grumblin (62) moved in.
She was unmarried too, so when she died 14 years before TS2 this house
was sold out of the Grumblin family.
65 years before TS2 this
lot was split from 7 Simmerville, and Paran Grumblin inherited it. He built
a house and grew tomatoes. Paran was clever with his hands, the house was
small but lovely. He married Arila Bloom and they had a son, Stewart Grumblin.
Stewart never married, but he lived in this house until he died only 41
years old, 31 years before TS2. He had debts, and after selling this house
(to Simbille Ballong's parents) there was nothing left for the heirs.
95 years before TS2 this
lot was split from 7. Simmerville, and inherited by Eline Grumblin. Eline
also owned 5 Simmerville that she let for rent, but that was shortly sold
to the renter. Eline Grumblin sold eggs and chicken in Old Town. 34 years
later Eline died (aged 61). She had no children or husband, and this lot
was sold to the Fresco family (Juliana Valentino's grandparents).
95 yeasrs before TS2 this
lot was split from 7 Siommerville and inherited by Abran Grumblin. He rented
and worked at the market at 72 Simmerville, and let 10 Simmerville for
rent by the Rattings (20 years) and Wolmipots (32 years). There were many
families renting this house, but most of them had to leave after a few
years because they couldn't take the expenses.
5 years before TS2 a famous
Simmervillian moved in here, namely Bimbi O'Brian (aka Bimbo NL). At the
time of the TS2 transmition the lot was still owned by a Grumblin, namely
Tillia Grumblin who lived at Slemmon Heights.
This lot was established
as a community lot (Ol'Ed's Market) 70 years before TS2. It was owned by
Ol'Ed (full name Edgar Wilfred Mervil) who resided the Mervil Farm. He
hired families to reside the lot in order to run the market.
The first family to reside
and run Ol'Ed's Market was Alan Grumblin of 7 Simmerville. He owned 10
Simmerville but prefered to live at this Old Town lot. He married Karla
Hedgewood, and they had 2 daughters and 2 sons. Alan and Karla's daughter
Tilabeth Grumblin, and their granddaughter Katti Grumblin ran this market
for a total of 54 years. They did not do very well, and in the end Katti's
family had to move to her husband's family at Slemmon Heights.
Kattie's 4 siblings did
all move away, Stella married Jorian Nocturn at Windmill Heights, Bogan
married Fanira Hoover and they rented 56 Simmerville but moved to a downtown
ghetto, Arthur never married but left.
9 years before TS2 Ol'Ed
died and this lot became the property of Simmerville hood.
The Grumblins of today
The Grumblin family is quite
large, but because some long past family members had no children, and others
moved out of the hood or married into other families, there are very few
Grumblins in Simmerville of today. When Steven Grumblin's wife Johanna
died, he remarried Esther Hedgewood. They had a daughter Annalica Grumblin
who recently inherited "Johanna's Kitchen". Esther H. Grumblin remarried
Ansgar Teft (former gardener and farmer at Mervil Farm) and their daughter
is Andrea Grumblin, although Andrea isn't really carrying the Grumblin
[Text by Mazaloom Historical
Society, April 2004]