Author Archives: maryjlohr

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Lives and Memories of our Ancestors

Genealogy is certainly more than just names, dates, and places. However, the farther back in time, the fewer the stories and memories.  So I was delighted to come across this article sent to me by Marge. O. The following was … Continue reading

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A Stone for Caroline

Caroline Nipp, my great-grandmother was born Christmas Day, 1858, in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of immigrants from Liechtenstein.  She married William J. Naescher on 27 January 1880 in Guttenberg. They homesteaded in Hutchinson County, Dakota Territory. She faced many struggles … Continue reading

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“Trees To Tame the Wind”

This film, with a running time of about eleven minutes, describes the shelter belt and trees planted by Ed Casey in the 1930s as part of a project to protect the soil from erosion. Ed Casey was the second husband … Continue reading

Posted in Schaefers Genealogy, South Dakota, Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments

Wasserburg Plate

Readers may remember the blog post from June 16, 2016, about the Wasserburg Plate which suffered a cruel fate on the way back to the USA and was cracked.  Another post dated January 26, 2017 described images of a commemorative … Continue reading

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Serendipity Genealogy Finds

I’ve taken on a large project of going through my many genealogy files to clean up and downsize all the papers and extra “stuff.”  Among the minds was this transcribed “Auction Sale Bill of Okke Sievers.”  Okke (1882-1871) and his … Continue reading

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Letters from Germany (1881-1919)

Letters From Germany When you’ve been researching your family ancestry for many years, the big discoveries don’t seem to come quite so fast as you continue the search. But recently I experienced one of the “golden events” that was, to … Continue reading

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Images of Logan Township, Clark County, South Dakota

The photo on the left is Logan Dam, a WPA project of the 1930s.  The concept was that “water attracts water” so this dam was built to combat drought conditions.   Logan Dam served as a fishing, swimming, and boating … Continue reading

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