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The sounds of their voices This past Wednesday — Valentine’s Day 2018 — marked the 100th anniversary of the marriage of two people. The Legal Genealogist‘s paternal grandparents, Hugo Ernst Geissler and Marie Margarethe Nuckel, were married at...

100 years ago today…

Valentine’s Day anniversary The Legal Genealogist usually doesn’t do family posts during the week but… It’s Valentine’s Day. And not just Valentine’s Day, but the 100th anniversary of an event without which The Legal Genealogist...

The grays of February

Comfort foods for those long winter days The first soft gentle snow of winter is always a wonder to behold. It marks the passing of the seasons, and here in the mid-Atlantic region often suggests that the holidays are approaching fast. By February, however, only those...

Marie’s memory

Stopping and looking at one short life The first-born child of Hugo Ernst and Marie Margarethe (Nuckel) Geissler, Marie Emma Geissler should have provided The Legal Genealogist with all the cover for mischief that only an aunt can provide. She should have provided me...

For the record…

What “chain migration” looks like Somewhere around 1886, Auguste Paulina Graumüller and her husband Herman Franz Schreiner left their home in what is now the German state of Thuringen (Thuringia in English) and came to America.1 Auguste’s sister, Emma Graumüller...

Milestones, 2018

Looking back to 2017, forward to 2018 Stories in The Legal Genealogist’s family take us back a long way in America on the maternal side and in Germany on the paternal side. Stories that begin, in this country, in the late 1600s. Stories in Germany that we can take all...

New Year’s traditions

Not many… but one so missed As we hit the last family Saturday here of 2017, our thoughts turn to family traditions for celebrating the New Year. Thinking back, The Legal Genealogist‘s German-born father really didn’t have any New Year’s...

2017 top posts: family

Top family posts of the year Here we are, in the last days of 2017, and The Legal Genealogist is once again taking just a moment to think back and reflect. It’s Saturday… the day I usually focus on my family here in the blog. And it’s almost...

The widow’s legacy

Chasing those German cousins You remember what The Legal Genealogist says about reading every word, right? Every word, in every record, in every resource, so you don’t miss a critical clue somehow. Not that The Legal Genealogist would ever miss a critical...

Ever a Union man

Except maybe not exactly He was The Legal Genealogist‘s cousin, that David Davenport of North Carolina. In one line, a first cousin four times removed. In another, a second cousin five times removed. Descended from a Baker cousin and surrounded by Baker and...