52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Labor

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Labor Elsie (Naegeli) Dittrich was the daughter of Johann Albert and Francisca (Witte) Naegeli. She was born on March 6, 1891 and was married to Karl Otto Heinrich Dittrich on September 30, 1913. The Brenham Weekly Banner describes the wedding as a beautiful affair that was attended by an abundance …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Gratitude

Gratitude If you want to see an example of gratitude, look at a dog. You give them food and shelter and they thank you with love and loyalty. Dogs are everywhere on farms and ranches. Any farmer knows the importance of having a good dog. But they serve a much greater purpose than just being …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Close to Home

There is a place that all Jaegers of a certain generation remember well. Warmth, holidays, loose tiles, Popo and Granny, flowers, dogs, and family. Those are just a few of the things I think of when I remember the house at 5900 Jaeger Rd. Some of the cousins had the opportunity to live there long …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Back to School

The Winedale School, taken sometime between 1907 and 1914 Research of the Winedale School building, presently located at the Winedale Historical Complex in Round Top, Texas, brings us back to three of the original pioneer families who settled in the Winedale community. They are the John Burkhardt family, brothers Heinrich and Martin Mayer, and the …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Strong Women

Strong Women In The History of Early Pioneer Families of Winedale, vol II, Grandpa Henry writes: “When (our foremothers) came to America, they had very little food, clothing, and shelter. They built log houses for shelter and open fires for warmth in winter…. they had back-breaking household chores and many worked along with their husbands raising …

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