Our earliest mother in North America

All of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in your body comes from your mother, you get none from your father. You can study the genetics of mtDNA to learn how women create families that move around the world over the centuries. It is an entire field of study that I won’t discuss more in this post, […]

Barbara Katharina Shuster Fälchle (1775-1841)

180 years ago today, Barbara Katharina Schuster died. Barbara married Johann Georg Fälchle and became the mother of the Fälchle / Felchle / Falchle / Filchel clan from Teplitz, Bessarabia. A single-spaced list of her and her descendants (without spouses) fills 38 pages and has over 1800 individuals in 9 generations; I am in the […]

Mary Elizabeth Johnson (1933-2021)

Please email me if you want to add to this article. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, or Aunt Mary E as we called her is from Dickinson, North Dakota. She was born on 10 Jun 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota while her birth mother stayed at what is now called The Village / LSS; the home for […]

Freudental, Odessa

Hello, Freudental colony in the Odessa region is one of my ancestor’s homes. Web List; https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4295734 https://www.geonames.org/701063/myrne.html https://www.grhs.org/chapters/gdo/villages/freudental_odessa.htm

Mail Order Bride

The Short family has a mail order bride story; I’ve always thought it was interesting, but I just found out that the bride probably misrepresented her age. Here is the Montana marriage license. Pauline Phelps lists her age as 61. The marriage was in 1942, so this implies that she was born in 1881. Rumor […]

International Falls Winter of 1983

International Falls, Winter of 1983; we lived in International Falls for a few years and spent time with John Traybert and Jerry Martin at houses out on 13 Mile Island. There were more than this at the party but this is who I have in photos. Olympus OM-1 35mm camera. I would shoot a roll […]

Ludwig Felchle & Elizabeth Weingartner Family

Notes  Felchle Surname          When my branch of the family came to the US, their name was typically written as Felchle. Older German records are written as Fälchle. There are Europeans that use Falchle when the system that they are using does not allow the ä character.          To make it more interesting, I found two families […]

The Village Blacksmith

THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH Born: 1887 Theodore poppke Died: 1962 Herbert Poppke (his son, b1921)         15 April 1984 18$9?-1907? Apprenticeship with Karl Albrech (Albrecht?) from age 1* to 20. In Lesowschtschisna?/Volhynia, Russia. 1907?-1910? At a sawmill?. This is where he met Looey Seiford (Seifert?)?. This might have been in Espovich/ Volhynia, Russia. See The Great Escape. […]

Theodore Poppke Passenger List

Hello, my Uncle Herbert Poppke (1921-2012) created short documents on different subjects and passed them around. The were all numbered in the upper left hand corner. This is 30-1. PDF scan is available on the link. Below is a text version of the scanned PDF file. 30-1     Theodore Poppke Passenger List.   H. Poppke, 20 Nov 1986        […]

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