month : 04/2015 2 results

How do you spell that?

I love that Amy Johnson Crow has given us themes for the 2015 52 Ancestors challenge! This week (week 15) is "How do you spell that?".  Ha!  I have a lot of short, easy surnames in my family tree - Moore, Davis, Douglas, Lindsey, Jones. I also have a few like Lemaitre that have a couple variations. However, the one that has given me the biggest headache over the years is Voirol. I've written about my 3rd great grandmother, Veronique Voirol, in a few different posts, but ...

Jake and Anna, from start to finish

Just one photo. Is that really all I get to pick for week 14 of 52 Ancestors? Too bad. I'm picking two! Each photo is of my great-great grandparents, Jake and Anna Mueller.  Jacob Mueller was born in 1870 in St. Clair County, Illinois to Jacob and Dorothea Mueller. Anna was born three years later in Jackson County, Illinois to Jacob and Anna Margaret Neumann.  I chuckled when I realized Anna's parents were also Jacob and Anna!  This is Jake and Anna's wedding ...