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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

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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

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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

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Week 2: Favorite Find

We are on to week two of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. The prompt for this week is our favorite find in our research. Wow, what a tough one because there are so many! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy finding the vital records of my ancestors. They are the pieces that… Continue reading Week 2: Favorite Find

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Letters to Lorraine-October 2, 1935

Cataract WisOct 2 -1935 Dear Lorraine & all:- I have been wondering so much how your mother is. So I tho't I would write. I was disappointed when you wrote she was still in the hospital. I expected to hear that she was better and home, which I hope she is by now. As she… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-October 2, 1935

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Week 1: Foundations

I learned about this fun activity that Amy Johnson Crow of Generations Connection puts on each year called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. It's a series of writing prompts that help family historians, like myself, to write and share our ancestors' stories. I joined Crow's Facebook group Generations Cafe by an invitation from a cousin… Continue reading Week 1: Foundations