Tag Archives: VAN DUYN

Find A Grave as a Source – Or, Where is Cousin Ed?

Find A Grave as a Source – Or, Where is Cousin Ed? Find A Grave can be helpful. It can also be a genealogist’s nightmare. It is a misused and misunderstood website. Like gravestones themselves, Find A Grave memorials are … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Grandparents – Grandma Farted at the Dinner Table (Oops) – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 14 and 15)

Between the ages of 9 and 14, my mother lived in Wilkinson, Indiana, with her grandparents, Obe and Minnie (KUHN) VAN DUYN. One day, she related this story to me.

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Carol Vernice (VAN DUYN) WILSON: My Favorite Photo – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 7)

My favorite ancestral photograph is of my maternal grandmother, Carol Vernice (VAN DUYN) WILSON, with a scarf on her head and holding her red patent leather purse, while overlooking the Colorado River.

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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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Barbara Ellen (HAAS) WILSON – First American Birth – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 13)

Barbara Ellen HAAS, my great grandmother, was born in August, 1854, in Pennsylvania, probably in Philadelphia. Her family, consisting of her parents and six older siblings had emigrated from Sulzbach, Freudenstadt, W├╝rttemberg, Germany in 1851. Her brother Henry was born … Continue reading

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