People, Place, and Time

Telling my family's stories

Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Phillip Berlandi, a German who died at Gettysburg

Here’s the story of someone that history forgot – a man born in the Palatinate and died at Gettysburg. He left no children, no wife, and his last months on … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Schizophrenia” and My Great Grandmother

This is my Great Grandmother. Her name was Cora Moorehead.   She was born October 14, 1896 in Hanover, Illinois – a tiny town southwest of Galena, which is in … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Johann George Scherwitz and the family farm (52 Ancestors #5)

If there is any farm in my family history that qualifies as the “family farm” to me, it is the Scherwitz farm in rural Jefferson County, Wisconsin.  My grandfather was … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Mecklenburgian grandmother Sophia Christina Carolina Allwardt (52 Ancestors #4)

On August 4th, 1834, Sophia Christina Caroline Allwardt, my 3rd-great-grandmother on my mother’s mother’s side, was born in the rural community of Vorder Bollhagen, in the Steffenshagen Parish of Bad … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment