Mary Elizabeth Johnson (1933-2021)

Please email me if you want to add to this article. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, or Aunt Mary E as we called her is from Dickinson, North Dakota. She was born on 10 Jun 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota while her birth mother stayed at what is now called The Village / LSS; the home for […]

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 […]

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        […]

Remodeling – Master Bath

We’re doing a major interior remodel project; I’m breaking up the photos into rooms. Master bathroom. I’ll have to hunt for ‘before’ pics. Here is the vanity and the fiberglass shower out. The old shower surround. Bonus view from main bath into the master bathroom. Shower roughed in with the cement pan in place. Picking […]

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 […]

The Week That Was = #24

June 09 – June 15 The week starts out with Pentecost. Got dressed for church and forgot to wear red. Managed to glance at my calendar in time to fix it. Spent the afternoon in the backyard and had supper with visiting relatives. Have two shrubs in the backyard that were not trimmed for over […]

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