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 […]

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 […]

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        […]

Bossert sod house Mercer – McLean County

Photos of the Rudolf Bossert sod house south of Mercer in McLean County, ND. I was visiting North Dakota in the summer of 2005 and my Uncle Don took me on a road trip south of Mercer in McLean County to visit the farmsteads of his great-uncle Rudolf Bossert and his great-grandfather Andreas Bossert. In […]

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 […]

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