Marian Tucker’s Foster Family

While I mull over how to proceed with my Kuck’s in Germany, I decided to revisit Marian Tucker DeJean (note: I have made some updates her original article).  She is one of my brick walls and was apparently Myrle Gage Grimes’ as well. When I wrote about Marian originally, I had not noticed a note in … Continue reading Marian Tucker’s Foster Family

The Kücks Tangled Web

Let's rewind once again, to Ohlrick Kucks. That old rascal who clipped his grandchildren's nails too short, hoarded the candy, and may have had an alias. I mentioned once, that another researcher through a different family line also recorded an alias story and gave his alias as Henry Brandt. But when would he have used … Continue reading The Kücks Tangled Web

The Schröder Sisters – a Kücks Update

Note:  I have intentionally continued to use the spelling of Ollerrich for the elder and Ohlrich for the younger to help the reader differentiate between which one I am referring to.  The alternate spellings are provided for each family member to help tie them to the typical spelling used in Iowa.  The spelling for Eckhoff is based on … Continue reading The Schröder Sisters – a Kücks Update

Iowa – A glimpse into the lives of our ancestors

Dorothy Schwieder, professor of history, Iowa State University, wrote a brief summary of Iowa’s history which can be found on the State Library of Iowa’s webpage.  Iowa records June 1833 as the date for the first white settlement.  Iowa became a state in 1846.  Xaver Aleck arrived in the 1850s, and the Gage’s and DeJean’s came around 1880 … Continue reading Iowa – A glimpse into the lives of our ancestors