52 Ancestors, Biography, Family Stories, Places

Biscuits, Molasses, and Bacon

The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is "Misfortune." Friedreich Andrew Eigenmann was born 27 March 1846 inĀ Flehingen, Baden-WĆ¼rttemberg, Germany to Jacob and Joanna Eigenmann. He immigrated to New York City in 1881. By 1883, he was in St. Louis, Missouri and married to Augusta Roth, a daughter of German immigrants. Three of their 5… Continue reading Biscuits, Molasses, and Bacon

52 Ancestors, Biography, Family Stories

Valentines for Two Sarahs

Do you ever wonder about how your ancestors got together? Was it love at first sight? Did a relationship develop over time? Did they marry for convenience or for money or for love? Who introduced them or where were they when they met? So many questions that are fun to ask, but may not get… Continue reading Valentines for Two Sarahs

52 Ancestors, Documents, Research

A Census Snippet: 1850 – Augusta, Georgia

John Bones Mary Bones James Brown John Brown Oswell B. Eve Hannah Longstreet This may seem like a mostly unrelated list of people, but I assure you, the connections are deep and sometimes require pen and paper to understand. This week's topic for #52ancestors is "In the Census." For this topic, I chose this snippet… Continue reading A Census Snippet: 1850 – Augusta, Georgia

52 Ancestors, Photos

Girls in White Dresses

My paternal grandmother displayed family photos throughout her house: in built-in bookcases in the den and living room, on walls, and on dressers; photos of parents and siblings, children and grandchildren; formal photos and candid shots. I especially loved looking at the photos of my dad as a youth and those that captured my other… Continue reading Girls in White Dresses