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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Memorial Day – David Poppke

We’ll start with my dad, David Poppke; he served right after WW II in coastal China. Pics of his ship at https://www.hullnumber.com/crew1.php?cm=LST-855. http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160855.htm https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/USS_Kent_County_(LST-855).html

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