There are those without whom things would have been very different in life for a lot of people, but who are very quickly forgotten by ‘the public’. Anna was one such person.
Bochum has not forgotten Jupp and Änne. I am sure they’d be happy about that.
There is so much to know about our ancestors, and the small things are often the most wonderful.
Our 4th and 5th great-grandfather John was a real Christman: He was born on 25 December 1763.
Last Sunday 37 years ago, (Great-) Grandpa Paul passed away in Gütersloh, Germany.
Time is an odd thing: Some things feel close and remote at the same time.
If the ancestor with the most spelling variations in their first and last name won a prize, our 3rd and 4th Great-Grandma Fouts would be a good candidate.
The Phillips family had been in the New World for two generations already when John was born in 1776: The first Phillips of this line, James, immigrated during the first decade of the 18th century from Suffolk in England.
Mary Conkling, daughter of Lion Gardiner and our 9th and 10th great-grandmother, passed away this week 293 years ago.
This was one of the little genealogical surprises that you stumble upon every now and then in your researches.