Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

In the newspapers collection held by Ancestry dot com called “Newspapers dot com” I saw an interesting list of old pioneers from Huntington County, Indiana. Link to item: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17649169/the_daily_democrat/?xid=637&_ga=2.260574404.892072555.1568184776-930989021.1567359673 I prepared a MS Word PDF of the list that appears on “The Daily Democrat” item, for this blog post. In preparing the table I sorted… Continue reading Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

Alice Packer Mitchell – Obit 1910

From one obituary that I found in a 1910 newspaper I was able to create a tree and using that tree I was able to find twelve (12) other obituaries. [Note: all links can be only be used by those who have Ancesty.com accounts.] Alice Packer Mitchell – Obit 1910 – Family Tree    Name… Continue reading Alice Packer Mitchell – Obit 1910

Scroll for more info

Many record collections are available but do you really know how to use them? One of those collections is the Associated Press (AP) Name Card Index which has lots of good information but many users don’t take full advantage of the information. Ancestry.com Partners with Associated Press for Historical News In this collection when the… Continue reading Scroll for more info

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF Personal:  Jack Donald Patzke, born 8 February 1924 at Cass Lake, Cass County, Minnesota, USA, of parents Frank Julius & Myrtle Bertha (Shively) Patzke. Killed on 8 May 1945 in Bavaria, Germany. Service Information: Enlisted in the Army Air Forces (AAF) on 23 November 1942 at Portland,… Continue reading The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

The Mitchell and Patzke families

Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the life of the bible story “Job”. The Mitchell and Patzke families of Oregon and Washington are connected not only by marriage but… Continue reading The Mitchell and Patzke families

WWII hits home!

Every once in a while I read another person’s blog and because of my newspaper project I can add to the story by providing the actual newspaper account. This is one of those times. On Feb 21, 2013 gpcox posted an entry called “ Pacific Theater continues ” in which he gives us some interesting… Continue reading WWII hits home!