Thursday, December 24, 2015

Postcards from Christmas Past

Some of my favorite items that were found among my father's belongings after his death was a collection of old postcards he had received as a child. These are from Albertson relatives.
from Uncle Ernest
from Uncle Calvin & Aunt Lulu


from cousin Iona


Friday, December 4, 2015

An Ancestor's Birthday--Julius A. Falk

It was on December 4th, 1880, in Avoca township, Iowa County, Wisconsin, when my maternal grandfather, Julius Adolph Falk was born. Both of his parents, Ludwig Falk and Anna Louisa (Boehm) Falk, were born in the Posen Province of Prussia. They were German speaking Protestants who had immigrated to the United States in 1858. Julius was their youngest son, with at least 11 older brothers and sisters and 4 older half-siblings. By 1905 Julius had moved to Linn County, Oregon, where he married Florence Edna Bond in 1910. He continued to live there on his farm with his family until his death in 1944.

Read some more about him on my website:
http://www.joanneskelton.com/p5.htm