Happy Birthday Adam Boyce

Adam Boyce (1787-1874)


Adam Boyce was born on 25 Jul 1787 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire as the fifth child of Robert Boyes and Genet Boyes. He had six siblings, namely: Mary, Joseph, Hugh, Margaret, James, and Robert.

War of 1812

As a young man, Adam served in the War of 1812. He went as a substitute for a man named Joseph Pillsbury who was drafted. Adam enlisted for a three-month term beginning 12 Sep 1814. He was discharged on 3 Nov 1814.

Marriage and Children

When he was 31, Adam Boyce married Mary Loverin, daughter of … Continue reading

Philip – Still Loved and Never Forgotten

Philip David Krueger (16 Oct 1990 – 24 Jul 1992)

This is a big milestone, but not an anniversary for celebration. It has been twenty-five years since we lost our Philip to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It is still unbelievably sad and heartbreaking. Time passes, but a parent never fully recovers from the loss of a child.

In remembrance of Philip, I’m sharing the following excerpt from the eulogy that his daddy delivered at his funeral.

…Another joy involved a week long camping trip that we took this past 4th of July.  We were staying at a nearby, private campground … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jane Elizabeth Cornell

Jane Elizabeth Cornell (1853-1942)

Jane Elizabeth Cornell was born on 17 Jul 1853 in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan as the only child of Peter Morris Cornell and Elvira Mary Palmer. Jane’s mother died when she was only a year and a half old. Her father headed west to pursue opportunities during the gold rush. He ended up settling in California, remarrying, and starting a second family. Jane was left in Michigan to live with her widowed grandmother, Jane Russell Palmer. The Civil War affected her childhood in Washtenaw County, Michigan. She was not quite eight-years old when it started in … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris (1653-1735)

Daniel Harris was born on 16 Jul 1653 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut as the second child of Daniel Harris and Mary Weld. He had nine siblings, namely: Mary, Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Sarah, William, John, and Hannah. Daniel’s sister, Mary, is also a direct ancestor in another branch of our family tree.

When he was 27, he married Abigail Barnes on 14 Dec 1680 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Daniel Harris and Abigail Barnes had the following children:

  • Abigail Harris was born on 07 Feb 1682/83 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. She died 13 May 1723 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Engebret Asleson Torset

    Engebret Asleson Torset (1814-1885)

    Engebret Asleson Torset was born on 16 Jul 1814 in Nes i Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway as the second child of Asle Embrickson Torset and Barbo Ivarsdtr Kjednbard. He had four siblings, namely: Margit, Ivar, Ola, and Ola.  Engebret Asleson Torset was baptized on 14 Aug 1814 in Nes i Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway.

    His name has been found as Engbret, Engebret, Engebreth, Ingebret, and Embrick in various records. Also, remember that in Norway, surnames were handled differently than they are in modern-day America. Then, each person was given their father’s name with a “son” or “dtr” or … Continue reading

    A Quick Trip to Iowa

    State Historical Society of Iowa

    Nearly every week, a mystery is solved or some interesting twig (or nut) appears somewhere on the family tree. Here is a little news of recent findings.

    Making the Trip

    On Thursday, I got to spend the day in one of my favorite places – a genealogy research center! As I recommended awhile back when I visited the Minnesota History Center Gale Family Library, I did some preparation before I went. I don’t know that I ever really felt totally ready, but I was armed with a list of things that I wanted to … Continue reading

    Boat Rides for Thomas Leland Estes

    To the War and Back

    Nearly every week, a mystery is solved or some interesting twig (or nut) appears somewhere on the family tree. Here is a little news of recent findings.

    We knew that Thomas Leland Estes served in World War I and we knew that he arrived in France just in time for the end of the war. But that is about all we knew. On 12 Jul 1973, there was a fire at the National Personnel Records Center and about 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files were lost. So, information on the service of an … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Betty Hall

    Betty Hall (1768-1848)

    Betty Hall was born on 05 Jul 1768 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts as the eighth child of Edward Hall and Lydia Brown. She had nine siblings, namely: Hannah, Ezekiel, Abijah, James, Edward, John, Lydia, Ezra, and Darius. Betty was baptized on 4 Sep 1768 at Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Her father moved the family to New Hampshire during the American Revolution.

    When she was 17, Betty Hall married John Loverin, son of Ebenezer Lovering and Lydia, on 16 Jun 1786 in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire.

    John Loverin and Betty Hall had the following children:

  • Eunice Loverin was … Continue reading