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Diane Minor
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Love my beagle dog, being an Aunti and researching my family tree and genealogy!
Love my beagle dog, being an Aunti and researching my family tree and genealogy!

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Thank you Sue! I appreciate your comments. Good luck on your family history search!
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New Year's Scan-A-Thon
After a recent trip to Illinois to visit my parents for
Christmas I came home with a number of family artifacts that my Mom has
acquired over the years as her mother downsized, moved and eventually passed
away.  She and I spent Christmas morning
going throu...
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Finding The Nufer Sisters
I really want to find out more about my third
great grandparents, Martin and Maria Nufer. 
There are several research questions I have about this couple.  Included in my research To Do’s for them are
the following: ○         What is Maria’s maiden name? ○  ...
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AWOL
Yes....I have been AWOL from this blog.  Life has a way of getting in the way.  The 4th quarter of 2016 has been extremely busy.  Work was very, very hectic and then there was the small matter of a kitchen remodel, a new water heater and the holidays. All o...
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The Marriage of Francois (Frank) Loescher and Rose Nufer
It is not often in our modern world that we can go back
in time to the places and locations of our ancestors.  But with my second great grandparents,
Francois (Frank) and Rose Nufer Loescher that is actually possible.  I have written about this couple and t...
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The French Connection – Rose Loescher’s Letter to Alsace France
As I have written about in previous posts (see below for links), my great great grandfather Francois (Frank) Loescher was born in Alsace France on 2 Oct 1948. (1). He came to the Peoria, Illinois area about 1871 where he began to work in various breweries, ...
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Francois (Frank) Loescher – Family In America
I have written before about Francois Loescher, my second
great grandfather, who was born in Reichstett, Alsase  on 2 October 1848. (1)  His life and death in his new county was all
to short for his wife, children and friends in Peoria and Kickapoo, Illinois...
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The Death of Frank Loescher – Kickapoo, Illinois
Family stories. 
Many families have tales that are passed down from one generation to
another.  As with any oral tradition
though, the accuracy of these events is always in question.  Especially when the questioner (me) is a few
generations removed from the...
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Joseph L Stenger – Kickapoo, Illinois
My great grandfather, Joseph L Stenger turned 138 on
August 25, 2016. (1) I only have very faint memories of him as he died when I
was just four years old.  My maternal
grandmother would take me with her to visit him in the nursing home and I would
share my...
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – “Mary’s” With No Last Name
Randy Seaver in his “Genea-Musings” blog posts a weekly
challenge for digging deeper into our family history. This week’s post is about analyzing our female ancestors to
find any with the first name of “Mary” but who’s last name (maiden) is unknown.  The li...
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