Tag Archive: Kaiser

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 03

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Service Flag

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesYou may or may not be familiar with the Blue Star Mothers, an organization of mothers of service members. I recently read the history of the Blue Star Mothers, and learned that the group was organized in Flint, Michigan. I am a Michigander, …

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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 19

Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Book – 7

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Register

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral RegisterIn addition to my grandmother’s wedding book, I also am the custodian of the register created at her funeral. I will also post all the pages, with comments when I feel may be relevant. The ninth scan starts the pages of …

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Oct 18

Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Book – 6

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Register

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral RegisterIn addition to my grandmother’s wedding book, I also am the custodian of the register created at her funeral. I will also post all the pages, with comments when I feel may be relevant. The pages on the seventh and eighth …

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Oct 17

Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Book — 5

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Register

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral RegisterIn addition to my grandmother’s wedding book, I also am the custodian of the register created at her funeral. I will also post all the pages, with comments when I feel may be relevant. My sixth scan shows very little information. …

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