Monthly Archives: October 2014

In Memory of John Colombo

Peggy’s Uncle John passed away last Friday. We are blessed to have seen John earlier this year at Amanda and Clint’s wedding. Below is John’s obituary, published in this morning’s Raleigh News & Observer. I’ve added an image of the … Continue reading

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The Civil War Service of Michael Foerstel

In 1860, Michael Foerstel, Peggy’s 2nd great grandfather, was a 34-year-old married father of three young children. He had settled in St. Louis, Missouri, after fleeing political upheaval and unrest in the German Confederation territory of Baden around 1849. Michael … Continue reading

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