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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

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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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Wasserburg Commemorative Medal

Some items can’t truly be replaced, but Klaus Erdmann recently sent me this image of a commemorative medal of the Wasserburg in Rommerskirchen.  Thank you! The medal dates from 1993.  

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Memorial Markers

My husband Jim is a fan of mail-order catalogs and, while he seldom places an order, does like to browse the merchandise.   He recently came across memorial markers for pets.  The images showed  resin cat and dog memorials with wings … Continue reading

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Hanson-Johnson Photographs

John B. (Bryngelsson) Johnson and Johanna (Larson) Johnson were the parents of Anna Mathilda Johnson (wife of Nels Hanson). Andrew Hanson and Bertha (Persdotter) Hanson were the parents of Nels Hanson.                   … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards, Letters, and Newsletters

Yes, my husband Jim, and I do send Christmas cards. Yes, we do receive a fair number of cards. Yes, we love receiving them.  It’s a great time of the year to connect with friends and extended family.  (And a … Continue reading

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