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Chicago's Daylight and People's Liberal Churches

My second great-grandparents Elise and Jacob Mueller were married by a Justice of the Peace in Chicago in November of 1874. Elise grew up in the Catholic faith, but she may have left the church. 104 more words


52 Ancestors #21 Sharpshooters and Soldiers

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small,

and this week’s challenge is “Military.”

I can’t only honor one of my ancestors. I need to honor all of them. 176 more words


Born This Day in 1789 ~ Benjamin TRUAX

Name: Benjamin TRUAX
Birth: 23 May 1789; Pennsylvania
Parents: Phillip TRUAX and Frances “Fanny” STILLWELL
Spouse: Phoebe WINK
Death: 04 November 1880; Ohio
Relationship to Hollie: paternal 4th great grandfather


Eurovision upclose. Shining over Europe

Am greeting all participants for wonderful performances and congratulating this year’s 3 finalists of the Eurovision song contest

Måns Zelmerlöw, Polina Gagarina and Il Volo… 434 more words

Gale Hill: The Story of an Old Virginia Home

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“…I am going to that sweetest of all places, Gale Hill.” Patsy Morris Davis, 1845

“Gale Hill” was an estate in old Virginia, granted to John Minor of “Topping Castle” by King George II in 1735. 172 more words