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Joseph H. VIRKLER – Cheese Manufacturer, Sewing Machine Agent, “Segar” Salesman, and Real Estate Builder – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 18)

I have been halted by perfectionism while writing an article about a different ancestor. It seems like it will never get finished, as I’ve been “working on it” for nearly two years. It will, but will it take another year? … Continue reading

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Some of Those Who Built Me

These are images that I have of my ancestors. Without these, I would not know their features. I do not know their voices

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Willie Ann (ROWE) BLUE – She really IS Reuben ROWE’s daughter! – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 39)

Oh, Happy Day! In the days before birth, marriage, and death records that list parents’ names, where, besides obituaries (if they exist) does one go to find a potential ancestor’s children? Why, land, probate, and will records, of course!

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Willie Ann ROWE (c. 1812-1874): Who are you? – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 39)

Willie Ann ROWE was the first wife of John Michael BLUE, D.V.M. They are one of my sets of third great grandparents on my father’s side. Her given name can also be found spelled or used as Willa Ann, Williann, … Continue reading

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My Veteran Ancestors – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 2, 6, 22, 56, 58, 62, 152, and 176)

Yesterday, I published articles on two of my ancestors. In honor of their service, I thought I would write a brief military biography of each of the rest of my veteran ancestors.

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