Allis-Chalmers, family history, History

Week 3: Favorite Photo

We're on week 3 of 52 for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, and tonight's post is about my favorite photo. My family has a long tradition of farming. My Great-Great-Grandpa Johann Frederick came to America from Prussia in 1869 and settled on 80 acres of land in Sugar Island, Wisconsin. He farmed… Continue reading Week 3: Favorite Photo

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-October 16, 1935

Neosho, Wis.Oct. 16, 1935 Dearest Lorraine, How are you? I never see you very often, so I thought I would write. I always see Melvin or Clarence. I was always waiting to hear from you but never received and letter. I suppose you are working hard every day. Does Lavern still go to school, or… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-October 16, 1935

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-October 12, 1935

Dear Lorraine, Certainly we are so sorry that we haven't been there before this. So hope your mother is better. If all is O.K. we will be over Wed. That is mother, Pearl, and I. the men can't hardly take off time so much to do. We'd of been there before this but our car… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-October 12, 1935