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.

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. […]

Pre-Memorial Day Road Trip

Mercer, Turtle Lake, Mercer, McClusky, Farm, Denoff, Goodrich, Wing, Fairview Cemetery First stop was the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, south of Mercer. My g-g-grandparents are buried inside the fence and their son, my g-grandparents are in the foreground. Zion Lutheran Cemetery Turtle Lake Cemetery Turtle Lake Cemetery. Took a photo of my grandmother’s brother but forgot […]

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