Frederika Marie Knobloch I decided to go to a different branch today. This post is for my older two girls. Frederika is on their father's side. She would be their 3rd Great Grandmother and today is her birthday. Frederika was born in Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois in 1865. According to the Census reports she went… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Frederika Marie Knobloch on the Hastings side.
Written by Amy Johnson Crow’s Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 6: Surprise What is something surprising that you've found in your research? What is a surprise that one of your ancestor's had? Have you found something in a surprising place? I sometimes feel my whole tree has been a huge surprise. To pick… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
Written by Amy Johnson Crow’s Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 5: At the Library Some ways you could interpret this theme include: an ancestor that you discovered while researching at the library; an ancestor who was a librarian or an author; an ancestor who had a large book collection; an ancestor who you… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #5
Written by Amy Johnson Crow’s Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 4 Challange: Which ancestor would you most like to meet? Simon & Johanna Anderson Aitkin, Minnesota I would love to meet many of my ancestors and ask them a ton of questions. I'd like alot of clarity. I often times feel like a… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – #4
Petrona Thompson is my great grandmother on my mother’s side. She was born in Mansfield, Massachusetts on this day, January 27, in 1900. She would be 119 today. Her parents are Safford and Emma Thompson. They had 10 children in all. Sadly, Emma passed away when the youngest twin boys were only 7 in 1913.… Continue reading Happy Birthday – Petrona Izena Thompson
Today I wish my Great Grandfather Arne Holtberg Happy Birthday. He would've been 127. Arne Cornelius Hultberg was born on January 24, 1892 in Crow Lake Township of Stearns County, Minnesota. At this time is the census his last name was spelled Hultberg. His father, Andrew, was 28 and his mother, Christina, was 27. He… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Arne
Written by Amy Johnson Crow’s Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Week 3 Challenge: Unusual Name What unusual names do you have in your family tree? This week's challenge has stumped me for days. I couldn't think of any unusual names off hand. I tried searching through my index of names and there was just too… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – #3