People, Place, and Time

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Monthly Archives: May, 2011

The interesting story of Marie (Talarmin) Wettengel

Marie Talarmin was born at Landunvez, France on May 10, 1895. During World War 1, Edward Francis Wettengel (the son of Francis Wettengel and Anna Maria Burlandi – my great-great-great-grandparents) was drafted into the Navy and stationed in France…

May 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Richard Sharp and Ellen Hoy!

There’s Richard Sharp by the locks in Aux Sable. I wish I could ask him who his parents were, and where he came from! Andrew and Mary Ann lived right on the locks for many, many years, and could even be in this picture…

May 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ellen Hoy and some of her children

Here’s Ellen (Hoy) Sharp, the half-sister of my great-great-great-grandmother Mary Ann (Boyd) Sharp, and her children. Ellen was born in February of 1853 in Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence Hoy and Lucinda O’Neill. She married Richard Sharp on J…

May 17, 2011 · 3 Comments

A really neat picture of the Sharps in Grundy, Illinois.

I don’t know much about the provenance of this picture – it was posted by a member of It purports to show the Richard Sharp family in the late 19th century. They appear to be out having a music festival of some kind. Richard Sharp is…

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Donald Moorehead

Donald Richard Moorehead was born May 9, 1920 in Hanover, Illinois. He was the son of Archibald Moorehead (Archie) and Edna Smith. Archie was my Great-Grandmother Cora’s brother. So Donald was my Grandfather (Elmer’s) cousin. He moved to Californi…

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