Continuing our virtual visit to my family cemeteries with my great-great-grandparents, let's start with my mother's side, where we're coming to the Civil War generation. Her paternal grandfather Roland R. Neifert's parents were Martin Neifert (1840-1912) and Harriet (Gerhard) Neifert (1939-1915). Martin is buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Barnesville, Pennsylvania, the cemetery where his daughter-in-law Eva and most of his ancestors are buried. Harriet … Continue reading the story "Memorial Day, 2016, Part 2–Generations 5 and 6"
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As I was sitting in a car being driven through Chicago en route from Rhode Island to Minnesota, reading compiled military service records and pension files for five Civil War veterans pulled from the collections of the National Archives by a researcher in Washington, DC, and sent to me electronically, I was struck by the large number of quite wonderful things that enabled me to … Continue reading the story "Gratitudes for Thanksgiving 2015"
In my last post, I talked about the value of seeing the ground your ancestors walked and understanding its geography, specifically how seeing Pennsylvania's Blue Mountain helped me understand my ancestors' migration patterns. Most of my Pennsylvania German ancestors were among those who arrived in Philadelphia, moved up to the frontier along the Blue, and stayed there for several generations (although … Continue reading the story "Over the Blue"