Monthly Archives: April 2014

52 Ancestors: #17 Christian Zierle – Civil War soldier from Germany

Christian Zierle or Johann Christian Zierle, my third great grandfather, was born 13 May 1840 in Nekarwestheim, Nekarkreis, Württemberg, Germany. I have yet to find his parents’ names or any siblings. He died sometime after 1894, probably in New York. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #16 Lester Fremont Eldredge – “Grampa Les”

Lester Fremont Eldredge was born February 7, 1909 in Old Lyme, Connecticut, to Willard Holt Eldredge and his wife Olive May (Lougee) Eldredge. The second-born son, he joined his brother Howard Willard – two years older.  A sister who lived … Continue reading

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Scanning Documents & Pictures

Over the past few days I’ve done a lot of document scanning. Papers that I had been stacking up and setting aside to commit to digital form for years. The Roberts Reunion Book  is a rough scan of all of the … Continue reading

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A treasure of a picture

Found this picture in the Reunion book – I wish I knew the date. It was before 1949 when Carrie died – odd to think that Hazel – my great-grandmother – was only a couple of years younger than I … Continue reading

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Roberts Reunion Book

The Roberts’ Reunion Book This is where the scan of the Reunion book is kept. Eventually I’ll clean up the images and label them properly, but it is finally posted on the web for the family to see.

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52 Ancestors #15: Moses Branch, Revolutionary War Captain

UPDATE: Moses is NOT my great-grandfather. When researching for Abigail Tucker Branch – I found the transcriptions for the Old Plainfield Cemetery that listed this : “Branch, Abigail, daughter of Moses & Abigail, died Mar. 19, 1804, age 39 yrs” … Continue reading

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