July 2023 archive

Life Was Hard in the 1850s-The Ehrmans, Albrights & Bollenbachers

Life was very hard in the 1850s. This is the story of the Ehrmans and the Albrights, two families who emigrated from Germany and settled near Willshire and Chattanooga.

Tombstone Tuesday-African Violet Symbol

This tombstone is embellished with the image of African Violets in a tea cup.

Downtown Willshire, c1940-50

Today, a couple old photos of downtown Willshire, probably taken in the 1940s or 1950s, from the looks of the cars.

Tombstone Tuesday-Anna Whiteman

This is the tombstone of Anna Whiteman, located in Pingry Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed:

July 1838
In The 27
Year of Her

Real Daughters

At a recent DAR meeting we discussed the restoration of the grave-site of a Real Daughter. A Real Daughter is the daughter of a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot.