In this 1895 Wisconsin census it shows a Rolind Haselhaugen of Scandinavian descent living in the town of Maple Grove in Barron County (last name in the right column). I believe this is actually my gg-grandmother Raghnild Haselhaugen. Her husband Lars died in 1892 after being gored by a bull on his farm. If this is Raghnild, which I am pretty positive it is, then she moved to the town of Maple Grove some time after her husband's death. Later on she moved to the town of Dallas where she died in 1906.
Here is an example of how our ancestors did their best to make life confusing for any of their genealogy descendents. My gggg-grandfather, Evan Young, married Elizabeth Carson in 1817 in Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Evan had a brother by the name of James (which is also his father, my ggggg-grandfather's, name). James also married an Elizabeth Carson from another family in 1817 also in Fallowfield Township. One of the Elizabeths died in 1868 and the other in 1868 or 1869.
In 1855 Abner Fish (my gggg-grandfather) and his family along with my ggg-grandparents (Joseph and Beulah Fish Weinhart) traveled from Monroe County, Pennsylvania to Dallas County, Iowa. According to a statement Beulah made at her 90th birthday party they traveled to Davenport, Iowa by train and by wagon to Dallas County. The map shows the railroad system for the northern part of the United States in 1855. According to this the only route to Davenport was through Chicago.
This is a picture of the tombstone of one of my 5th great grandparents on my mother's side. It is located in Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Their names are William and Mary Burgess. The dates of their deaths are inlegible. According to my records Mary was born in 1772 and died in 1849 and William was born 1766 and died sometime after the 1850 census. William lived his whole life in Washington County. Mary, though, was born in Maryland and moved to Fayette County (next to Washington County) with her mother and siblings when she was a teenager. Their daughter Elizabeth (my 4th great grandmother) married Evan Young in Washington County, eventually moved to Wayne County, Indiana and finally lived out their lives in Hamilton County, Indiana.
In August, 1957 a newspaper columnist interviewed my gg-grandfather Lorenzo Dow Weinhart. The occasion was a picnic being held at Recreation Park in Long Beach, California for all the people of the area who had ties to the state of Iowa. Evidently there was a very large turnout. The columnist was covering it because of it size hoping to find material for his column. While there he came across my gg-grandfather and started talking to him. At this time Lorenzo was 102. The article in the picture is what he wrote.
This is the tombstone of Sarah Carson Springer. She was the younger sister of my ggg-grandmother Elizabeth Carson Young. They were both born in Washington County, Pennsylvania and they are both buried in Hamilton County, Indiana. The tombstone is located in the East Union Cemetery in Adams township in Hamilton county. Sarah would be my 4th great grand aunt.
The farm that my ggg-grandparents John and Mary lived on in Iowa was located on section 16 of Franklin Township of Polk County between the farms of L.C. Nobles and A.J. McCleary. He owned between 140-150 acres. The value of the farm in 1870 was $4500 and in 1880 only $3600. This was probaby the result of the financial panic that struck the country in 1873.