I thought that I would explain the name of my blog. Ella Jane and Anne are my grandmothers and since my focus for blogging will be about my family history and family stories. I thought, and with a friend’s suggestion, what a better name then my grandmothers. One born in El Dorado Kansas and one… Continue reading Meet Ella Jane and Anne.
Today I decided to blog about my Patterson family and their service in the Civil War. John T Patterson born in 1804 in North Carolina married Delilha Jackson born in 1814 in North Carolina and moved to Crockett County Tennessee. They had eleven children all born in Crockett County Tennessee. This included seven sons. Of… Continue reading Five Brothers Serve in the Civil War.
I have been working on a series of blog posts on my visit to Germany and the villages my family lived. Today I going to talk about Ippinghausen, Germany. My fourth great grandparents Heinrich Jacob and Anna Elizabeth Von Emde had two daughters, Sophie Catherine and Catherine Jabob, and both of them married in Ippinghausen.… Continue reading Ippinghausen, Germany
Today I decided to write about my husband's great grandfather, Dulan Jackson Bigham. When I started researching my family, I also searched some on my husband's family. This is what I discovered about Dulan. Dulan was born 6 November 1872 in Marshall Tennessee according to his WWI draft and death record. Dulan Jackson Bigham WWI… Continue reading Who are Dulan Jackson Bigham’s parents?
I love taking any opportunity to attended local genealogy classes of all kinds. I have been very lucky to live close to Denver and attend the Colorado Palatines to America Chapter German Seminars. I have also attended several local genealogy societies' classes. I feel this is so important to help me learn more about how… Continue reading Local Genealogy Classes and Seminars
I had the opportunity to visit villages in Germany where my ancestors lived. Leckringhausen, Wolfhagen, Kassel, Germany was a cute village and I was so honored to walk around and take some pictures. I have some family from Leckrighausen, my third great grandmother Sophie Jacob was born in Leckrighausen on 9 March 1936. When I… Continue reading Leckringhausen, Germany
Archion.de is my favorite German genealogy site. It has Lutheran Church records and some of the records are early German Church Records. I struggled to add any information to my German Grandmother's family, you can read about my journey into German genealogy here, https://ellajaneanne.home.blog/2019/06/30/my-journey-into-german-genealogy/ I learned about archion.de at a conference and signed up to… Continue reading archion.de
From Small Drops of Rain by Frances White. Edited and Arranged by Jo Ann Congdon "In 1916 my father bought a find pair of black horses named Nick and Coalie. They were a well-matched team, and we were very proud of them. They were probably the best horses we ever owned. I very likely would… Continue reading Nick and Coalie
I had the opportunity to travel again to Germany last week and this time I decided to visit the places I knew my ancestors lived. Today I am going to take you to Zierenburg, Germany. A village located in Hesse, Kassel, Wolfhagen, Germany. I will also share what I know about my ancestors that lived… Continue reading Zierenburg, Germany
"In the wheat country people moved in August, after harvest, but where we lived, people moved about the first of January, after cotton harvest, and before spring plowing. On January 1, 1913 my parents moved from the east eighty of the Olson place to the Barnes place, about three-fourths mile west of us. My memories… Continue reading The Barnes Place
This is a story I wanted to write about but was not sure how to put into words the experience. Growing up I was always interested in my German grandmothers, Anna Burghardt, life and what it was like to live through World War 2. I never really asked my grandmother questions and I regret that.… Continue reading Take Me Home, Country Road