...exploring my family's history & creating digital layouts...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Relatives we never knew we had...

When Linnea and I found these photos in the envelope labeled "Folk's Family" we only recognized Mary Gallagher ("Mah"), our great-great-grandmother (she was May & Peg's grandma, mother of Delia).  We didn't recognize the woman and boy in the photos.

When I finally located Mary Gallagher in the 1910 census, in Los Angeles, I realized that she lived only a short distance from Delia & August Ludwig ("Mammah" & "Daddah"); I also saw that the woman and boy living with her were another daughter & a grandson!  Click on the photos below for a few more details:


Thursday, July 31, 2014

More Pages from World War I Era

There are quite a few pages, but I couldn't seem to leave any of these photos out!  Many of us knew him as "Jack", but during this period of time, he apparently went by Frederick or Fredrick or F Morgan or Fred Morgan - depends on what photo you are checking the back of, or which draft notice you look at!

I'm wanting to continue to focus on this heritage album project - so there should be more pages soon!
: )







Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Discovery About Daddah's Mother, Lizetta Feig Ludwig Schubert

I just want to share with all of you a discovery I made this morning!  Quite some time ago I discovered an entry at Find-A-Grave for Lizette Schubert (Lizette Feig Ludwig, Daddah's mother).  Next I contacted a volunteer in Pittsburgh, who took a photograph of the headstone.  The year of death is shown as 1909.  Since she was buried in Pennsylvania, that's where I have searched (with no results) for a death certificate.

You may know that Lizette's first husband, Christian Ludwig, passed away; when she remarried, her new husband's name was Christian Schubert - talk about confusing!  [There was also another couple, Christ & Elizabeth Schubert, living in Pittsburgh; don't know yet whether they were related to Lizette's second husband.] 

This morning I did a search without limiting it to Pennsylvania - and it turns out that Lizette died in Los Angeles, California!  I am anxious to order a copy of the death certificate - it should give an address for place of death, tell how long she had lived there, etc.  Now that I know that she passed away while in California, I'm wondering if we may have solved another 'mystery' photo - could the lady in this photo be Lizette??  Anyone have any thoughts on this??


A few layouts, with a promise of more to come!

I am challenging myself to complete layouts for our heritage album!  Please click on the photos below, in order to see them in a 'readable' size!




Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another George mystery??

I think I have another mystery, and I'd like to have everyone's opinion . . .

For a long time I had no idea what George Eugene Brown, our great-grandfather and husband of our great-grandmother Narcissa Lorena McMurrain, looked like.  Then Craig gave me a photo with 'Narcissie McMurrain Brown' written on the back of it; the photo was taken at "Alpha A Williams" photographer in Columbus, Georgia. 

Since Narcissa was standing with her hand on the man's shoulder, I assumed that was her husband, George.  (That assumption was helped along by the fact that the man is an absolute look-alike to my brother Larry.)  (This photo is top and center.)

I sort of glossed over the fact that he didn't look much like the blurry xerox copy of a copy (top right) I had gotten from the San Augustine, TX library, of George when he was young.

This summer two photographs of a middle-aged George Eugene Brown came my way.  Although he was ill with tuberculosis at the time these were taken, careful comparison of pictures raises the question - is he the same man who was in the photo with Narcissa Lorena McMurrain when she was younger???

Did they ever do a photo pose like that with a brother and sister??  Could he be one of Narcissa's brothers?  Or might she have been married briefly, earlier?? (She was 26 when she married George.)  Or - is it really George in all of the photos??

What do you think?? Any thoughts or comments will be much appreciated!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

More Mementos from Mammah

Linnea and I had fun photographing Delia's items at her house; I don't want to tell you how long ago we did that - I'll only admit that I better complete layouts more often than every six weeks!!  : )


Monday, August 19, 2013

Ludwig Heirlooms

Here are two more pages, featuring photos of a few items which feature memories of my great-grandparents, August and Delia Ludwig.  I've scrapped the pages using:

kit: Family Gathering & Family Gathering Add-On from Forget-Me-Nots by Theresa Lindamood
Paper Blender by Bluebells & Butterflies (modified to 8.5x11)

As always, click on the page in order to see a larger, more readable version: