Monthly Archives: February 2020

I just happened across this photo …

I was going through my photo file this afternoon and came across this on of my great grandparents’ store in Columbus, Ohio.  In a rare piece of luck, their daughter, my grandmother, actually wrote on the back of the studio … Continue reading

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Happy 126th Anniversary, Great Grandaunt Marietta and Uncle Stephen Wright!

126 years ago, 21 February 1894, my great grandaunt, Marietta Lee, daughter of Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee, married Stephen A. D. Wright, son of Allen Prince and Rebecca Caroline Griswald Wright in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  Aunt Etta … Continue reading

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Happy 207th Birthday, Cousin Clarence!

  207 years ago, 20 February 1813, in Salisbury, Connecticut, Milton Clarence Botsford [my ½ first cousin, 5 times removed] was born to Lemuel and Lucy Smith Botsford.  Lemuel was my 4th great grandfather, Simeon Botsford’s ½ brother.  With his … Continue reading

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Happy 174th Birthday, Uncle Columbus!

174 years ago, 17 February 1846, in Lisbon, Ohio, Columbus Washington Smith was born to Louis and Emma Grange Smith.  As we covered yesterday, on 16 February 1879, he married my Great Grandaunt Hattie, Harriett Honora J. Koontz, in Ottawa … Continue reading

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Happy 141st Anniversary, Great Grandaunt and Uncle Smith!

141 years ago, 16 February 1879, in Ottawa, Ohio, Harriett Honora J. (Hattie) Koontz (my great grandaunt), the daughter of Ezra Peter and Mary Ann Allen Koontz married Columbus Washington Smith, the son of Lewis and Emma Grange Smith.  The … Continue reading

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Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Großmutter und Großvater Weber

9 February 1796, 224 years ago, in Schomberg, Württemberg, Johann Adam Weber married Anna Barbara Holtzäpfel, the daughter of Johann Jacob Holtzäpfel and Magdalina Seegerin.  Adam and Barbara were my 3 times great grandparents!   Their children were: Johann Georg (1798), … Continue reading

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