That French Connection, And a Little Drama

I don’t know why, but it has always bothered me about what happened to Sadie Truman Hermsdorfer Gill; Rosetta’s daughter from her first marriage, Daniel’s step-daughter, Ken Sr’s half-sister.  Sadie is an odd duck for me.  I don’t quite know what to make of her.  My initial impression of her was that she was a bit of a … Continue reading That French Connection, And a Little Drama

Rosetta Johnson

Rosetta was my first brick wall.  We knew she was known by three surnames, Crum, Truman, and Rhoads.  But what was her maiden name?  My Uncle has two  Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) posters, one for George Crum and one for Daniel Rhoads.  Somehow he knew her connection to George Crum, but little else.  The answer … Continue reading Rosetta Johnson