Tag Archive: Johnston

Apr 15

Kaiser Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 97 page 123

This entry is part 96 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

This entry is part 96 of 99 in the series Deeds in the FamilyI am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing, which I will update with each post. I …

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Mar 11

Fearless Females: Blogging Prompt for March 11

Lisa Alzo, the Accidental Genealogist, has posted some marvelous blogging prompts for Woman’s History Month. The March 11 prompt: Did you have any female ancestors who died young or from tragic or unexpected circumstances? Describe and how did this affect the family? I have previously posted information about my great-grandmother, Jane “Jennie” Johnston. I wrote …

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Feb 16

Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games Task 4E

Javascript required. Made with WordItOut I used Word it Out to create this graphic which shows the surnames in my family. Somehow, just the names seem very incomplete, so here is a little more. The Johnstons and the Rapiers arrived in Huron County, Ontario from Scotland, where they married. Long and Myers arrived in Ontario, …

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Dec 19

Just Keep Looking

Many years ago, I read the films for births, deaths and marriages for Wexford County, Michigan, where my ancestors lived from about 1878 forward. The films were of poor quality, and completely unreadable in some places. I found records for many of my ancestors, including the marriage of my great-grandparents, Jane “Jennie” Johnston and William …

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Dec 02

Family Portrait – William Kaiser and Elizabeth Long Family

William and Elizabeth (Long) Kaiser were my 2nd great-grandparents. This photograph was send to me by my cousin Jan Largent Blake; the names of the subjects were recorded on the back Thanks Jan! I have added the names where they can be seen. You may click this thumbnail to enlarge the photo. The photo was …

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Dec 01

The Will of William Kaiser, Sr.

William Kaiser, sometimes called William Kaiser, Sr., to distinguish him from his son with the same name was my great-grandfather.  He was born in Ontario, Canada in 1862, and died in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan on 10 Oct 1909.  William married Elizabeth Long about 1857. This Will, Petition for Probate, Inventory of Personal Property and …

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Nov 30

The Web

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This entry is part 24 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

This entry is part 24 of 99 in the series Deeds in the FamilyThis little quote replaced the then current earworm in my head the other day: Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!1 You might want to know that I really don’t think our ancestors were attempting to …

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Oct 22

Jane Johnston’s Locket

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesThis locket was given to me on Christmas, by my Aunt Jane Yearnd Devereaux. Aunt Jane was my father’s sister, her full name at birth was Margaret Jane Yearnd. This note which accompanied the locket describes three items, I will get to the …

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Oct 09

Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Wedding Book – 6

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Wedding Book

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Wedding BookThe guests! You may enlarge this thumbnail to see view the file. I am going to list the guests, and their relationship to my grandparents. Mother and Father Kaiser: William and Delia Conway Kaiser, Winnie’s father and step-mother. Bertha and Austin …

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Aug 31

The Lilac

This entry is part 30 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 30 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThere are many surprising moments in life, and I had one this spring. M-in-L, Papa and I spend a day or so visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend each year. Last year, Papa and I went back to Maple Hill Cemetery to water our flowers. …

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