SFC Jack M Harris

  Here in America we are celebrating Memorial Day today. This holiday has its roots in the years following the American Civil War as a way to honor those who died in service of our country. I was not raised in a family with a strong military culture. (The prompt for #52ancestors is “military .”) … More SFC Jack M Harris

Aaltje Wasseur

Talk about another language, this weeks #52ancestors prompt! I have no idea even how to pronounce this ancestor’s name. Aaltje Wasseur is my great-great-grandmother. She was born 29 June 1864 in Stadskanaal (how do you say that?), Netherlands. Here is what I know about her life: She married Onno Frederick Fiet on 6 June 1887 … More Aaltje Wasseur

William Moroni Daines

Fittingly, the #52Ancestors prompt this week is Mother’s Day. I share with you a letter written by William Moroni Daines to his brothers and sisters (including Lydia Jemima Daines) about their mother, Jemima Seamons. This letter was written by William when he was 67 years old, 22 years after Jemima passed away. This letter was … More William Moroni Daines