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Born in Illinois, I grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. I am married, for the 2nd time now, to Butch & got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me grandmother 25 times over & great-grandmother to over 20!. After many years working in industry, I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication, & was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 & returned to school & got my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore & genealogy - & add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/author/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play many folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I write the "Aunty Jeff" column for the Informer, newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Gen. Soc. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega & Sara Cochran as Genealogy Journeys® where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that: genaandjean.blogspot.com. More on our podcasts: genjourneys.podbean.com. More about my own projects: Circlemending.org.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - 23 March 2010

Louis David MEYER, Jr., b: 6 March 1863, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; d: 28 March 1909 (101 years ago next week), Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

He was my 1st cousin, twice removed. His mother (Maria Eva HOLLANDER MEYER) was my great-grandfather's sister and was the reason my great-grandfather (John Adam HOLLANDER) moved to the US and then to Milwaukee. She was an integral part of my existence. I knew the Meyer family members (Louis's daughter and my mother were very close . . . I have fond memories of meeting her when I was a young girl).

1 comment:

  1. This is a very interesting stone. I really like the shape. Thanks for sharing!

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