Robert Plum in the newspapers

Robert Edward Plum’s intended bride Elma Rascher was born on the fourth of January 1887. When Elma was 27, her big sister posted an engagement announcement in three St Louis Missouri newspapers; the St Louis Globe Democrat and the St Louis Star and Times both on 18 June 1914, and the St Louis Post Dispatch…

Schmitt Siblings

I know I shouldn’t have favorites. But I do. One of my favorite ancestors is Jean Nicolas Schmitt, born on this day in 1841 in Hellimer, Moselle, Lorraine, France. He was the third of what would ultimately be 13 children born to Nicolas Schmitt and his wife Marie Anne Gury. In 1854 Jean’s family immigrated…