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 ...
Grandma Schuster’s Recipes
I initially had trouble deciding about whom to write given the week 9 52 ancestors theme, Close to Home. I live in the same area where my ancestors on all sides have lived for as many as 200 years ... so everyone is close to home.
Then it hit me.
I was moving some books around (I have a lot of those!) and picked up “Grandma's Recipes”, a comb-bound booklet with a faded pink cover that my mother put together in 1988 using Print Shop. Inside are recipes that had been passed down to her ...