John Holden is a brick wall and a stubborn one at that. There are no birth or death dates for him, no place of birth or death, no known grave, no census records. I'm not even sure his name was John. His wife and daughter were the only proof of his existence until recently. Last … Continue reading A Brick Wall Named Holden
Eleanor (Eigenmann) DuPre visiting the Virgin Islands, 10 August 1954, on a day trip from Puerto Rico with daughter, Bettye.
This pretty woman is probably a descendant of my 3rd great-grandmother, Eleanora Wissig Roth Kunz, and her second husband, Friedreich Kunz. The daughters of both marriages kept in touch even after life took them to different parts of the country; the Roth daughters went to Georgia, South Carolina, and Utah while the Kunz daughters stayed … Continue reading Photo: Who is She?
In preparation for our trip to Ireland, we used this tool from BYU's Family History Lab to identify ancestors that possibly came from Ireland*. It brought several lines up that I hadn't explored yet. One of the lines identified was the Bryan family. FamilySearch identified Joan Fitzgerald, Countess of Ormond, as my 12th great-grandmother. As … Continue reading Not Quite an Irish Princess
DuPre Family fun. Ca. 1940
When Johanna was small, she experiences two life changing events within four months. At the age of six, her mother died and her father emigrated to the United States, leaving her in Baden (now Germany). Previously overlooked in the family notes and found in newly indexed German church records, Johanna Barbara Friederika Eigenmann was the … Continue reading Just a Small Girl
Between two hills sits the town of Bandon dissected by the River Bandon. Founded in 1604 during the Plantation of Munster, the town was originally called Bandon Bridge, the translation of the Irish name, Droichead na Bandan, or Bridge of the Bandon. Arriving in Bandon from the north. © Julie Medlock Flake The earliest known … Continue reading The Bridge of the Bandon