Tag Archives: Minnesota

Schools I’ve Attended – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

My Life Those Places Thursday By Don Taylor Parkview Elementary, Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota In August 1958, we moved from Anoka to Fridley into a tiny little house on NE 2nd Street. At the time the address was 5853, however, … Continue reading

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Biography: Frank Xaver Drexl (1856-1929)

By Don Taylor Absent other sources, I usually trust the 1900 Census as being the most accurate for the date because it provides both a month/year and age for the individual. In the case of Frank Xaver Drexl the 1900 Census … Continue reading

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Cambridge Elementary School – 1957

My Life Those Places Thursday By Don Taylor I attended Cambridge Elementary School for about half of my second-grade school year. We moved to Cambridge during the summer of 1957. My mother had gotten a job at the Cambridge State … Continue reading

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A Genealogist’s Nightmare or a Census Taker’s Confusion?

Four Mary Stoeger’s in the 1900 Census. It was hard for me to tell if I was looking at an ‘80s sitcom or if the 1900 Census was true. I kept thinking, “Hi, I’m John Stoeger, and this is my … Continue reading

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Biography – Enoch Mannin (1823-1907)

Roberts-Brown-2017 Research Brown/Mannin Line Ancestor #52 By Don Taylor Enoch Mannin is one of my “go to” ancestors.  That is to say that if I find a new database or website I ask myself, should I find something about Enoch … Continue reading

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Scheffer Elementary School, Saint Paul, Minnesota

 My Life, My History, My Schools By Don Taylor I’m not positive why we moved from Hastings to Saint Paul, MN. I know that my mom was working as a nurse’s aide when we lived in Hastings and she was … Continue reading

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My First “Job” – Trapper

I was recently catching up on some videos I have long wanted to watch.  One of them was the Friday Keynote speech as the 2014 Roots Tech conference.  In the speech, Judy G. Russell, JD, CGSM , CGLSM , spoke about many … Continue reading

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A favorite childhood memory – The steam car

The Steam Car – Motley, MN, circa 1962 A Childhood Memory I recently received a very nice story from a friend regarding her childhood. After reading it, I thanked her for sharing it because it was a really nice story. … Continue reading

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Clifford Brown (aka Richard Earl Durand, aka Richard Earl Brown) (1903-1990)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 38 – Clifford Brown (aka Richard Earl Durand, aka Richard Earl Brown (1903-1990) By – Don Taylor No Story too Small We all have someone in our tree that is confusing. It is that … Continue reading

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Minerva Ann Tolliver (1821-1902)

52 Ancestors #4 – Minerva Ann Tolliver Mannin (1821-1902) County Map of Kentucky Courtesy: Wikipedia Minerva Ann Tolliver was born in Kentucky on 5 Feb 1821. Various records during her life record her name in many different ways, Minerva, Manerva, … Continue reading

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