52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel

Now's the time to resume the No Story Too Small challenge from last year!   This time I am going to introduce you to my Great Great Grandfather, Samuel Hirsch Engel.  He is the father of my maternal great grandmother, Tony.  Here's what I've learned over the past few years since I began researching Samuel's life. Initially as I researched, my … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel

52 Ancestors: #5 Myer Krueger

Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week.  This is week 5 of the challenge and I am going to introduce you to my Great Grandfather, Myer Krueger.  He is the father of my maternal grandmother, Shirley.  Though I never got … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #5 Myer Krueger

52 Ancestors: #4 Edward Herbert Morse

Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week.  This is week 4 of the challenge and I'm going to share some stories of my maternal grandfather, Edward Herbert Morse.  I do not have many personal stories of him, but my grandmother … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #4 Edward Herbert Morse

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Shirley Helen Krueger

Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week.  This is week 3 of the challenge and I'm going to share some stories of my maternal grandmother, Shirley Helen Krueger Morse.  I've written a few posts about her in the past, … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Shirley Helen Krueger

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Billie Thomas Alford

Billie Thomas Alford was my paternal grandfather.  He was born October 11, 1922 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and died September 28, 2008 in Mishawaka, Indiana.  His parents were Arlie Arthur Alford and Naomi Rosa Reynolds.  He had an older sister, Annie Mae who was born November 20, 1920.  Unfortunately, their parents passed away from tuberculosis … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Billie Thomas Alford