No Longer an End

The first thing that attracted me to today’s story was a name.  The name was Emma Eva End.  Add to that the fact that Emma married an Emil, and you have a lot of E’s.  Emma and Emil were married on June 29, 1890.  Their story, as it turns out, has many interesting details. Emma … More No Longer an End

Blanken/Blanken Wedding

A girl’s birth took place on this day in East Perry County in 1889.  That birth had some rather unusual characteristics.  Then later that girl was married in Kansas.  That marriage also had some rather unusual characteristics.  I will attempt to tell that story today, even though it does contain some unanswered questions. The birthday … More Blanken/Blanken Wedding

Another Black and White Wedding – Revisited (With Pi for Dessert)

Almost two years ago,  I wrote this very short post about wedding photographs which show a bride wearing a dark dress with a white veil.  Here is that post….with some additions.+ ================================= While searching for a historical occasion that occurred on this date, I ran across the death date of Ida Emilie Martha (Mueller) Doering…..April … More Another Black and White Wedding – Revisited (With Pi for Dessert)

The Blancken Brood

September 1, 1878 was both an exciting and a sad day in the life story of Diedrich Blancken, only to be followed several days later by more sadness.  It is not often that I highlight a death date on my posts, but today is one of them. First of all, let me backtrack just a … More The Blancken Brood