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. 30-1     Theodore Poppke Passenger List.             H. Poppke, 20 Nov 1986                The Certificate of Arrival […]

Remodeling – Main Bath

The main bath is off of the hall way. Full bath with tub / shower fiberglass insert. Ultimate before photo = 2009 from previous owner Vanity removed. The tub is gone and the Queen of Demo. New deeper ‘soaker’ tub installed. Subway tile with two inserts. Tub surround is grouted in with accent inserts. Floor […]

Remodeling – Master Bath

We’re doing a major interior remodel project; I’m breaking up the photos into rooms. Master bathroom. I’ll have to hunt for ‘before’ pics. Here is the vanity and the fiberglass shower out. The old shower surround. Bonus view from main bath into the master bathroom. Shower roughed in with the cement pan in place. Picking […]

Bossert Sod House – 2005 & 2019

I was visiting North Dakota in the summer of 2005 and my Uncle Don took me on a road trip to McLean County to visit the farmsteads of his great-uncle Rudolf Bossert and his great-grandfather Andreas Bossert. In this pic from 2005, you can see that the grass on the ‘road’ was tall, it was […]

Hue. L Short

Hi, a distant cousin wrote this and gave me permission to publish. OSHER WHY THE CIVIL WAR STILL MATTERS CIVIL WAR SERVICE OF MY GREAT GRANDFATHER HUE L. SHORT & MY WIFE’S GREAT GRANDFATHER WILLIAM M. GANNON Gene Yeates January 2019 INTRODUCTION I plan to spend about 15 minutes today covering the topics shown on […]

Hugh Connoran “Con” Short

1874 – 1951 “Con Short in Oklahoma” Note the two dogs! Writing on the back: Con Short in car on plateau. Writing on the front: Dad’s first car – J.I. Case.

The Week That Was – #22

26 May to 01 June Bonnie & I visited my parents and did a couple of small jobs. Caught a bunny, so my peas are safe for a week. Saturday family wedding for a 1st cousin, once removed… Caption This…. Bonnie, Ted, Donna, and Tom Bonnie & Ted

Frey Family pics

June 10th update! Passing on box of these photos to a daughter-in-law of a Frey that is in some of these photos. I scanned these photos in 2011. I’m involved with this family because my maternal grandmother’s sister married a Frey and my maternal grandfather’s sister married the Frey’s brother. From a box I received. […]

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