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

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 the screen. Some background.  I first met Roland Kuchel over ten years […]

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. […]

Augustus Alonzo Whittemore

1820 – 1885 Augustus Alonzo Whittemore is the g-g-g-g-grandfather to my children. Augustus Alonzo Whittemore = Lavella Augustus Whittemore = Arthur Augustus Whittemore = Edith Esther Whittemore = Anne Whittemore Short = Connie Sue Johnson = our children. I’ll write more about this person later, right now I just want to talk about his final […]

Civil War – Eben Corydon Whittemore

Eben Corydon Whittemore 1843–1863 BIRTH 11 JANUARY 1843 DEATH 18 MAY 1863 Was he discharged knowing that he would probably die ten days later? Eben C Whittemore Age at Enlistment:18 Enlistment Date:4 Oct 1861 Rank at enlistment:Private State Served:Maine Was Wounded?:Yes Survived the War?:Yes Service Record:Enlisted in Company E, Maine 10th Infantry Regiment on 04 Oct 1861. […]

Frey Family on Memorial Day

I have family members in my grandparents’ generation marry into the Frey family twice. I’ve scanned a box of photos; here are some for Memorial Day. Melvin Frey, Granville, ND, 1942. Killed in Navy. Edwin Frey, 1942, Granville, ND Allen Frey, Granville, ND

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