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 […]

International Falls Winter of 1983

International Falls, Winter of 1983; we lived in International Falls for a few years and spent time with John Traybert and Jerry Martin at houses out on 13 Mile Island. There were more than this at the party but this is who I have in photos. Olympus OM-1 35mm camera. I would shoot a roll […]

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 […]

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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