barbara siefert bieger fennan haase haase

Holding Off Before I Write that 1847 Love Boat Story

Obtaining the names of the parents of Barbara (Siefert) Bieger Fennan Haase Haase caused me to make a renewed effort to locate her on a passenger manifest. The hope was that I might find an entry for a Barbara Siefert with her parents Frederick and Maria Barbara Siefert. So far no success. However a complete […]


After Thirty Years: the Parents of Barbara Siefert Found!

After three decades of looking, I may have the name of the parents of my oft-married ancestor, Barbara (Siefert) Bieger Fennan Haase Haase. Barbara was born about 1825 in Germany and died in 1903 in Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois. The name of her parents appear in a state copy of her marriage record from 1882 […]


She Could Still Be An Alien: Barbara Inherits the Bieger’s Bar and Grill

The problem with reading is that it makes one think.The problem with thinking is that it leads to questions, more thinking, and sometimes conclusions.  The problem with thinking about the law is that there’s not always one easy answer. Everything needs to be viewed in context and sometimes that context is not all that simple. I’m […]