Monthly Archives: January 2012

Personal History of Sister M. Julitta, Part 2

In this section, S. Julitta describes the birth of a younger sister shortly after the death of her father, and a bit about both sets of her grandparents: In the meantime father’s family, too, had arrived and settled about fourteen … Continue reading

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Personal History of Sister M. Julitta, Part 1

This begins the first in a series of excerpts from Personal History of Sister M. Julitta. [My notes and observations are given in bracketed italics.] My parents, both born and reared in Guttenberg, Iowa, were among the early settlers of … Continue reading

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Stories Behind the Facts

My family tree is laden with names, dates, and locations. Photographs and narrative stores are sorely missing. But a precious autobiography of a great-aunt, Sister Mary Julitta Naescher, has come my way.  My own mother was named after her and … Continue reading

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Fun TImes!

One of the fun parts of having a very close friend or family member being married is being able to share in the festivities. And not all of this happens just on the wedding day. Kari is engaged to Danny, … Continue reading

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Rollin C. “Ed” Edmondson, 1917-2012

His life spanned a bit over 94 years, but his legacy lives on in the people who were blessed to have him in their lives. I was one of those persons.  My first encounter with Rollin C. Edmondson (or “Ed” … Continue reading

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A Valuable Resource

Although the RootsWeb mailing lists have been around for many years and is one of the “Oldies but goodies” in the genealogy field, it is still producing wonderful results. About five years ago I posted an inquiry to a list … Continue reading

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Just the Tonic Needed

Is genealogy research and work beneficial to your health? A recent experience leads me to think it is. About three weeks ago I came down with “the crud,” defined in non-technical terms as feeling yucky, having little energy, a stuffed … Continue reading

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Children of Nicolas and Anna (Krier) Ernster

This photo, taken ca. 1903, includes five children of Nicolas and Anna Ernster who lived at Emery, South Dakota. Elizabeth Ernster (with bow in hair), called Lillie,  1893-1923; Aloysius, 1895-1968; twins Leona(1897-1985)  and Leo, 1897-1968; Mary (called Ace), 1902-1991. Two … Continue reading

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