September Anniversaries

Ah, wedded bliss. Not always the case in my family tree: My great-grandmother divorced her first husband and gave away their three children. A few years later Esther Ingeborg CLARIN married Charles Fredrick OTTO in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. I located their 10 Sept 1918  marriage certificate on familysearch.org where Esther’s name was indexed as Esther Kerien Wamgel…

August Anniversaries

My paternal grandparents Harold Clarke MUELLER and Frances Lois MANGELS were married in Chicago on the 24th of August in 1930. Other August anniversaries in my family tree include: Susan E BERG and Elmer Eugene CLARKE were married for more than 60 years. Their wedding took place in Chicago 03 August 1892. Widower James WALTON…

July Anniversaries

Ancestors in my family tree who married this month include: 01 Jul 1910 Myrtle Alvira YOUNGBERG and John L MILLER in St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan. Myrtle was a first cousin thrice-removed who married Joseph when she was 18 years old. Just a few years later, she married Joseph Philip FRIEND, a Motion Picture Machine Operator.…

April Anniversaries

Happy 31st anniversary to my sister and her husband – a real feat these days (especially in our family)! An April anniversary that tugs at my heartstrings is that of my grandparents John George WALTON (1905-1980) and Harriet Kathlyn TOLF (1909-1954) who were married 12 Apr 1930 in Chicago Illinois. Are any of my ancestors…

March Anniversaries

A half-dozen couples in my family tree were married in March: Elizabeth BEESE and Fredrick DOMKOWSKY were married 04 Mar 1903 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. My great-grandparents Esther Ingeborg CLARIN and Gustave Robert MANGELS were married 14 Mar 1907 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. They later divorced and each remarried. The three children they had together were given…