After watching “The Great War” on PBS this week, I realized the significance of some notes in one of Great-Grandmother Lola’s ledger books, involving both the Frasier and the Pearson families.
I can’t walk away from the story of A.G. Brodd’s desertion from the Swedish army without a follow-up story about the great kindness this man showed to his kids and which they, in turn, showed to each other. Get your hankies ready.
I’m back on the trail of the Olson family of the “Mystery Postcard” fame. I’m curious whatever happened to Eulie’s parents, his step-father Hakan and his mother Bengta. Bengta was the sister of my great-great-grandmother Johanna Pearson.
I continue to make little genealogical discoveries here and there – time for an update!
Next, Ellida writes about the house she lived in. She said it was owned by the coal company. The multi-story buildings housed six families each, and they had nicknames such “Red House” and “Ash House”. Ellida and her family lived in the “Aske husen” or “Ash House”. Unfortunately, the records only show these home by […]