Friday, May 28, 2010

Read this account of some ancestors of mine who were early pioneers, both in illinois, and out on the prairie, southeastern nebraska, northeast kansas. i read this brittle old newspaper clipping several times over several years before i decided it had to be immortalized by being put on the web; it literally fell apart as i read it, or threatened to. what bothers me is that there are actually pictures, of two couples who would actually be my great-great grandparents, and my great-great-great grandparents, on that side.

the story itself is stunning, in its simplicity, in what it leaves out, in its cold account of living out the civil war way out on the frontier. enough said...i will link it to other genealogical stuff as soon as possible.


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