Author Archives: Pat Shaul

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.

Never mentioned when I was a child …

These two glass dishes were always brought out when the table was set with the good china and silver. Both were used for various relishes — pickles, olives, celery, etc. The thing that was never mentioned was where did these … Continue reading

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Great-Great Grandpa Before, During and After

The building of a photograph: This is the way the photograph arrived from one of my cousins. I uploaded the photo to MyHeritage and used the repair damaged photo option. This is the improved Great Great Grandfather Koontz I then … Continue reading

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Antique, Early 20th Century Trumpet Vase

This item goes into the “wonder where this came from” column. I know it was at my parents’ home when we were cleaning it out before the Estate Sale. Based on what I could find it dates from the early … Continue reading

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Grandpa had a funny hat

My grandfather was a Shriner (32nd degree of Free Masonry). He was also a member of the Consistory (from the 19th to 32nd degree of Free Masonry) and a mason. He was proud of his heritage of being a member … Continue reading

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Cooley High School, Class of January,1941

My mother, Jmae Dorothy Weaver, graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit as part of the class of January 1941. Mom should have graduated in the following June Class, but had been skipped a semester in grade school to put … Continue reading

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Mom wasn’t born with a silver spoon, but she did have a silver cup.

I found this little mug when I was clearing out my parents’ home a number of years ago. Never saw it before I ran across it in trying to determine what was of value (financial and sentimental) and what was … Continue reading

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I never knew from where this came.

This very painful to grab ahold set of cut glass was always on the dinner table whenever the good china was hauled out for special dinners. That is, until Mom decided to have a more “modern” version of serving pieces … Continue reading

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Mom’s Stemware

As long as I can remember the china cabinet in my parents’ home contained a number of these stemware pieces. Mom called them wine glasses and sherbet glasses. The number of these decreased over the years. I can attest to … Continue reading

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The things my grandmother saved …

This miniature tea cut was always in Grandma Florence’s china cabinet. It happens to be one of the items Grandma stuck a note inside: Besides having a note in my grandmother’s handwriting, this gives the provenance of the item: From … Continue reading

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Welcome to America!

On this date, 189 years ago, 25 September 1832, 27 year old Gottlieb Weber arrived in New York from Amsterdam, Netherlands, aboard the Konig Albert. Gottlieb was my Great Great Grandfather. Gottlieb was born 7 January 1806, in Schomberg, Wurttemburg, … Continue reading

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