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
Better late than never, right? Initially, ฉันต้องการเขียนเกี่ยวกับภาษาแม่ของฉัน ภาษาไทย. I mean, you can't get more different than between two completely different cultures that had little contact in ancient history and about zero common root words. Not to mention the script! But, I really don't know much more than I have already written about. So, let's go … Continue reading Different Language: The language of DNA
As I have mentioned in earlier posts (probably once or twice), our Gage line arrived in the New World around 1633 with the Winthrop fleet, making them the oldest new world family in our lineage. But in my musings I have been a little befuddled in the story of James Gage, father of Isaac Gage, our American Revolution ancestor. Regardless … Continue reading Oldest – Moses Gage and Beyond
Ok, so, the obvious thing to write about with the topic of newsworthy is ancestors in the news. Interestingly, the only two families that made it into the newspapers with any frequency were Hugh Coomer (he who started the paint store c. 1890) and the grandchildren of Daniel Rhoades (through Clarence's line) in Fort Wayne...but … Continue reading Newsworthy – A consolidated history
So I missed three weeks, and am writing for a fourth. Prosperity Our most prosperous ancestor to date would be found on the Aleck side of our family. The Alecks, Gages, and DeJeans did well in the face of adversity. They didn’t become any Rockefeller’s, wouldn’t that be nice? But they became affluential in their … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Will I Ever Catch Up?