Unusual Census Entries

George Jacob Mecker was born on April 10, 1882, making today his 140th birthday. George was the son of Henry and Catherine (Bangert) Mecker. George has some information included in the Friedenberg Remembrances book, but I am not confident that he was baptized there. Since we cannot view the 1890 census, the first census in … More Unusual Census Entries

Married in America

I am going to return to a theme that has been discussed on this blog before. In fact, the featured couple has been used as an example of this theme in a previous post. However, the couple and their family was not discussed in much detail in that article. That story was also written back … More Married in America

Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man

I looked for a Valentines Day story.  I looked for a story that had some of the typical Valentine themes: hearts, flowers, cards, chocolate, jewelry, etc.  I think I found one.  If you read this blog regularly, you already know that I sometimes really have to stretch the meanings of people’s names to come up … More Valentines Day Story: Flowers, Jewelry, and Her Mountain Man