The Smart Aleck – Christiane Friedericka Geiger

As I continue to work on cleaning up my tree and source citations, I will continue to transcribe write-ups for certain ancestors covered by Great-Aunt Eileen in The Smart Aleck. I have transcribed the articles for Charles Aleck, his father, Xaver, and grandfather, Lorenz. So let's see what Eileen had on Charles' wife, Christiane Friedericka … Continue reading The Smart Aleck – Christiane Friedericka Geiger

The Smart Aleck – Lorenz Aleck

Here I am again…another week and not enough information to put together on a new ancestor.  So I am dipping into The Smart Aleck by Vivetta Aleck Jorgensen Emmer and Eileen Aleck Albert (1986). Riegel, Baden, Germany view from the South East taken in August 2020. Photo accessed from Google Maps. Laurentius (Lorenz) Aleck (1785-1842) Zaver’s … Continue reading The Smart Aleck – Lorenz Aleck

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

Bearded

One thing that seems to be a tradition in my family is facial hair. We come from a long line of bearded or mustached gentlemen. Not all of them were bearded, of course. But my father is a bearded man and, as a result, I have an affinity for beards. Even my husband sports a … Continue reading Bearded