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A Closer Look at Frances in 1860

My initial post about this 1860 census entry went out before the final edit on the post was complete was complete. Instead of editing and rewriting the post after it has already gone “live,” I’m posting a followup and linking to it. I was focusing on Phillip Pipher as a potential sibling to Barbara and […]


1878 Baptisms and How Regularly Did the Trautvetters Attend Church?

This image is a good example of what not to do. I made the paper copies years ago from a microfilm copy of the church records of the Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois. The entries below are for two first cousins, Anna Maria and Franciska Trautvetter–children of Michael and Franciska […]