Monday, December 24, 2018

Postcard From the Past – Christmas

Again I wish to share a postcard from the collection of my father, Lester Albertson. This was sent to him by one of his aunts back in Kansas after his family had moved to a farm near Halsey, Oregon. It was probably received over 100 years ago.

My Christmas greetings to Family and Friends!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Over 175 Years Old

A great big thank you to my 2nd cousin from Wisconsin. (I recently was able to connect with him since we were DNA matches.) He shared this photo and gave me permission to put it on my blog.

The family story tells us that the clock was given as a wedding gift to my gt-grandfather, Ludwig Falk, and his first wife, Marianne Kuss, in 1839 in Prussia. Ludwig married my gt-grandmother, Anna Louise Boehm, in 1850, after Marianne had died. Ludwig and Anna and family immigrated to the United States in 1858 and settled in Wisconsin. So, the clock must have traveled with them on the ship.

The clock has been in the possession of my cousin for over 30 years and he states that it is still keeping time.