• Agnes Frances Hemmesch (1906-1987)

    by  • April 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    When I began to seriously work on genealogy a few months ago, I believed that I would be able to update the Hemmesch tree (my paternal Grandma) in a few months and then just occasionally “update” it.  Five months in and I am just under 10% through the families listed within the book I...

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    Old Grandpa Sauer

    by  • April 1, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Old Grandpa Sauer is the notation on the back of this photo that I had received in a box of photos from my aunt.  He of course is not my grandpa, but my first thought is that he should be the father of Catherine Sauer (1855 – 1924), my 2nd Great Grandma. The obvious...

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    Mathias Hemmesch Jr (1840-1901)

    by  • March 31, 2013 • 1 Comment

    It is perhaps fitting that I begin this blog with a post describing my search pertaining to a Mathias.  Reading through a 30 year old family tree, I came across an interesting passage regarding Mathias: Math Jr. married an Wisconsin born girl Catherine Schlener and settled on a farm near Lake Henry, Minn. After...

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