The Cleveland Necrology File

According to my Family Tree Maker calendar, Abigail (nee Walton) Cowin died on this day in 1876. But I was a little vague about how I “know” this. Abigail is my 2nd great-grandfather’s big sister. She married Edwin Cowin 22 Nov 1862 on the Isle of Man. Every time I see her name I wonder how…

From Sweden to Chicago for a Better Life

Both of my maternal grandfather’s parents were immigrants. Grandpa’s father arrived in his mother’s arms. James Walton was just seven months old when he and his parents traveled from the Isle of Man to Cleveland Ohio. Grandpa’s mother sailed alone across the Atlantic Ocean from Sweden to Chicago when she was 15 years old. The life she…

August Birthdays

Happy August birthday to my incredibly wonderful husband and to our beautiful granddaughter, to my sister, my paternal grandfather, my uncle Bob, my cousin Bill, my grand-uncle Bud, and my first cousin once removed Faith. Birthdays among my (possibly) German Clarkes: A second great grand-aunt Zora E CLARKE was born in Maryland on the 19th of August…

May Birthdays

Happy May birthday to my favorite grandson, my cousin Alan, grandaunts Barbara and Marie, my granduncle Marv, my 2nd cousins Parick and Sean, my 3rd cousins once-removed Dianne and Judith, and my 4th cousins Mark and Renae. Birthdays among my German Bukmakowskis: A distant cousin Elsie Louise Caroline DOMKOWSKY (Carolina BUKMAKOWSKI’s granddaughter) was born in…

April Birthdays

Time to celebrate the April birthdays in my family tree: Birthdays among my German Bukmakofskys: My 2nd great-grandmother Maria BUKMAKOFSKY was born 25 Apr 1859 in Reichenan, Konigsberg, Germany. Her parents were Christof BUKMAKOFSKY (?-?) and Maria FRONTSKOFSKY (?-?). Birthdays among my French Gurys: My 4th great-grandparents Jean GURY (1794-?) and Marie Anne GILLET (abt 1794-?) had two children born in April; my…