|Proud of my German roots!|
Hello, everybody. Spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ is my passion, and genealogy is my primary hobby.
I began working on my family's history in the early 1990's. Back then, all of my research was done at the library from books, microfilm, and mail. And, it was all on paper. I didn't even own a computer! In some ways, I kinda miss those early days.
Anyway, I eventually bought a computer, then at some point in the late 90's I stumbled onto Ancestry.com. Wow!!! so much stuff there!!! Through their message boards I discovered several second & third cousins, and that helped immensely.
In 2004, I married a woman from Monroe County, Illinois, a small, rural farming village just across the Mississippi River from my home in St. Louis Missouri. The more I got to know her extended family and the people from that area, I quickly became fascinated with the seemingly infinite number of family connections, by blood and/or marriage, between virtually everyone in and near that area. I began compiling a genealogy of that area, and now have several thousand records of all sorts. Mostly obituaries, my favorite source material, but also scads of other stuff as well.
I'm most thankful that my wife shares my passion with me, and also tolerates my obsession with genealogy. Not all wives could, or would.
Besides the gospel, my wife, and genealogy, all of which I love, I also enjoy reading and the outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing. Who can beat those things???
On 19 Sep 2019 at 08:55 GMT Charlie Vines wrote:
I have modified Bolin's profile as well as his wifes. I also added children that were listed on the 1850 census according to your direction. Each profile has the link for the transcription and the transcription is linked to each profile.
Don't know if you know it, but it is possible that each of the family, except Prudence, Sarah, and possible Levina (depending on when she was born) were citizens of the Republic of Texas if they were her before 29 Dec 1845 when the Republic became a state.
On 15 Sep 2019 at 01:29 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:
Great bio, by the way!
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PS If the link does not work, you can find a working one in the public comment I left on your profile
On 12 Apr 2019 at 11:35 GMT Ulrich Seeckt wrote:
please don't touch the suffixes for the Arndt family. The are essential for finding the person in the Arndt tree.
On 14 Feb 2019 at 22:26 GMT Janet (Adams) Demcoe wrote:
On 31 Oct 2018 at 16:30 GMT Janet (Adams) Demcoe wrote:
On 4 Sep 2018 at 23:58 GMT Nancy Thomas wrote:
On 15 Aug 2018 at 19:09 GMT Dave Sickmeier wrote:
I was able to reference in my files where data was collected from the Lutheran Church, Maeystown, Illinois from Elaine York, Genealogist, Salt Lake, Utah. This was on my Great Grandmother which included Carl listed as Father.