I recently got ahold of an old family bible. It was given Elizabeth “Lizzie” Laird. She was Bonnie’s grandmother and was born 15 Jul 1897 in Marietta, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Her father, William Seward Laird gave her this bible when she was 17 years old. I have yet to determine where they were living at […]
My great grandparents’ generation. Them personally and their peers.
1959 Ford Garage fire in Dickinson
Hi, I scanned in some black and white photos from the Ford Garage fire in Dickinson, ND in 1959. Please comment on the photos or email me and I’ll expand the description.
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 […]
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 […]
Fathers’ Day 2019
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. […]
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 […]