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Parallel Lives

Love is an apropos theme for week 7 of the 2015 installment of 51 ancestors ... the week of Valentine's Day. Of course, the theme draws me toward ancestors who fell madly in love with their spouse and lived happily ever after. Well … that would be too predictable. On Saturday, February 12, 1910, two sisters in Sturges, Sorth Dakota married((South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013)). My great grandmother, Marion Veronica Essler (Verna), married Charley Jones. My great grand aunt, Florance ...

Family History Brick Wall: Veronica Voirol

My third great grandmother on my dad’s side was Veronica (Veronique) Voirol. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland on August 18, 1829 and came to the United States sometime before her marriage to Joseph LeMaitre on December 24, 1852. Veronica is one of my family history brick walls. Family records provide information on her birth and US census records verify at least the year. She was married in Fort Wayne, Indiana … I knew this from family stories, but have recently been able to obtain ...

How to make Spaetzle

I remember the first time I saw my mom make spaetzle ... I wasn't quite a teenager ... and I wondered what I had done to deserve such punishment! Spaetzle wasn't something I was overly fond of as a kid, I much preferred spaghetti and meatballs as my pasta of choice. I wasn't old enough to appreciate the German squiggly pasta or the tradition it represented in my family. Both of my parents have strong German roots ... ancestors from both sides came to the USA by way of the southwestern part ...