Thursday Treasures

Haviland China Our family was lucky enough to inherit the wedding china of my husband's great grandparents, Charles Frederick Ehle and Gertrude Ethelyn Smith. Charles and Gertrude were married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 21 December 1904. The china is from Theodore Haviland, Limoges and is marked as made for Gimbel Brothers in Milwaukee. The pattern … Continue reading Thursday Treasures

Ionia County Connections

To Michigan via New York My husband’s family has roots in Ionia County Michigan via New York. The Stevens, Peck, Gordon, and Sharp families all moved to Ionia County Michigan from Jefferson County, New York between 1855 and 1870.  His direct ancestors stayed in Ionia County until about 1883 when they moved to Minnesota. Charles … Continue reading Ionia County Connections

Ancestors in Salem, Massachusetts

Goodale/Goodall/Goodell Family We had always been aware that my husband had New England ancestry. His grandmother had been told stories of Patriot ancestors that fought during the Revolutionary War and she had passed those stories on to her children and grandchildren. That particular branch - the Ehle family - had come to the colonies in … Continue reading Ancestors in Salem, Massachusetts