Morgan Henry Clark 1830-1910

Morgan Clark intrigues me. My 3rd great-grandfather was born in Maryland 25 Feb 1830 to Rebecca Margaret (nee Ridenour) and her husband Mathew Clark. Morgan followed in his father’s footsteps (no pun intended) and made his living as a shoemaker. Both father and son were politically active according to newspaper accounts of the time. But…

October Birthdays in My Family Tree

Happy October birthday to the leaves on my family tree including my dad, who would have been 81 on October 25th; and to my grandson and my niece, my cousins Cynthia and Rosemary, and my grandaunt Lucy. Happy birthday to Anna, David and Frank – my first cousins once-removed, to James – my first cousin-twice removed, and to Kyle…

September Birthdays

Happy September birthday to the leaves on my family tree including my eldest incredible grandson, my nephew Zach, my uncle Ernie, my grand-uncle Fran, my cousin Michael, and to Andrea – my first cousin once-removed, Branden and Tyler – my first cousins-twice removed, and Joseph – my 4th cousin once-removed. September births from the roots…

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…

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…