Spirits and Spirits

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Who are these ladies?

This picture was included in the Margaret Aldahl and Bennett Christianson photograph collection. Who are…

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Sally Rockwell

Sarah “Sally” Rockwell (1786-1849) Sarah Rockwell was born on 04 Apr 1786 in Warwick, Orange,…

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Girls

These girls are possibly not all from the same family. They may be granddaughters of…

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Christian Oleson Rukke

Christian Oleson Rukke (1805-1874) Christian Oleson Rukke. Christian Olseon Rukke was born to Ole Thorson Tollefsgardie…

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John Bennett

John Bennett (1786-1837) John Bennett was born on 04 Apr 1786 in Orange, New York,…

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Friedericke Stroede

Friedericke Stroede is largely a mystery. We know her name but little else. Even so,…

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Class of 1948

This gal was a 1948 graduate. Her senior portrait was taken by Anderson in Austin,…

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Thomas C. O’Donnell

Thomas C. O’Donnell (1810-1894) I think the O’Donnell family might be fascinating. But, because of…

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A Wee Bit Irish

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! According to my Ancestry.com DNA test, I am of 6% Irish…

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Baby Portrait

Who is this child? The photograph was part of a collection of photos originally owned…

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Patience Harris

Patience Harris (1683-1777) Patience Harris was born on 15 May 1683 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut…

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Class of 1944

This guy was a 1944 graduate. His senior portrait was taken by Anderson in Austin,…

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Zelpha Lou McCall

Zelpha Lou McCall (1866-1900) Zelpha Lou McCall was born in July 1866 in Callaway County,…

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Edmund Brace

Edmund Brace (1797-1884) Edmund Brace was born in 1797 in Connecticut. Where? When? To Whom?…

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Stengrim Halvorsen

Stengrim Halvorsen (1799-1870) Halvorsen or Halverson? It depended on who was keeping the records at…

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