November 2009

What – No Pie for the Pilgrims???

Want to find out more about the history of Thanksgiving?  Well, you are in luck!Click here to see a post I made in 2006 on this very subject.  I hope you all enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving! Copyright © 2009, Illuminated Ancestries. All rights reserved. 

Say Thanks to a Soldier!

Send a free postcard of thanks to a soldier on this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Or any time for that matter. You can send as many postcards as you want. Remember our troops are supporting your freedom, and ensuring our way of life for our descendants.

Tombstone Tuesday – Oberkoetter

Oberkoetter monument in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, located in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. Tombstone of F.H. Oberkoetter, born 25 Jan. 1828 and died 22 July 1895.  Anna, his wife, born 7 Oct. 1836 and died 22 March 1903.  Note that I am not related to these individuals, and do not have further information on them.

Tombstone Tuesday – Elam Genung

Here lies Reverend Elam Genung.  He was born on 27 May 1796 in New Jersey, and died on 05 Nov 1845 in Indiana.  He was a Methodist preacher who founded the Trinity United Methodist Church in New Albany, Indiana, which was dedicated on 20 June 1817.  He is buried in the Hancock Chapel United Methodist Cemetery in Hancock Chapel, Harrison County, Indiana.