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The French Connection

Regina Wundel, Peggy’s third great grandmother, was born on June 30, 1821, in Rosenwiller, Alsace, France. The town is located not far from the Rhein River that separates France from Germany. A long-disputed region, the Alsace territory was ceded by France … Continue reading

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Reinhardt Twins

You’ve heard it said that twins run in families. Well, the Reinhardt family is one of those families. But, from what I can tell, the Reinhardts seem to be outliers when it comes to their predisposition for having twins. Scientific … Continue reading

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St. James Catholic Cemetery

I have a confession. I enjoy walking through cemeteries. Weird, right? These days I’m mainly interested in cemeteries where some of my ancestors, or Peggy’s, are buried. But, I admit, I’m often tempted to stop the car as I’m passing … Continue reading

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The 19th Century Taxman

As April 15 approaches, I thought I’d share with you this interesting document. It’s an IRS tax assessment list from 1864 for “Persons residing in Division No. 8 of Collection District No. 12 of the State of Illinois, liable to … Continue reading

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