Category Archives: Liechtenstein Ancestry

Personal History of S. Julitta, Pt. 6 (Conclusion)

[Mary Naescher is invited to join the convent at Lacrosse, Wisconsin and starts her religious vocation.  She would serve as a Franciscan nun until her death in 1937.] We were allowed a week to get acquainted. Then we started school. … Continue reading

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Personal History of S. Julitta, Pt. 5

[A faith-filled life and a new home…] God in His wisdom was directing our ways. To attend Sunday services always took up the whole day as we had to drive fifteen miles to Bridgewater [they were members of St. Stephen’s … Continue reading

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Personal History of S. Julitta, Part 4

Loss of a mother and coping with changes … Two bright little girls [Johanna, b. 6 July 1889, and Caroline, b. 9 May 9, 1891] had been added to our family and during the Christmas vacation of 1892-1893 came a … Continue reading

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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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What’s In Your Genealogy?

Browsing through the surname list of my ancestors turns up some interesting names: On my Liechtenstein line, there is a Fox, a Boss, a Nutt, and a Nipp (no evidence this line worked at a brewery or ran a pub!)   … Continue reading

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Relationships in the Family Tree

My sister Pat discovered an interesting connection in our Liechtenstein ancestry:  names of one ancestor appeared in two places.  In other words, our family tree connected at several places.  Upon closer examination, we learned our maternal grandparents were actually third … Continue reading

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