My family, my life, my story. This blog is my record of my search for ancestors here in the United States and their countries of origin. It is also a record of my life and that of my descendants. Genealogy is a long time passion of mine and I hope you will join me. My main surnames of interest are Grashoff, White, Chaffin, Wells, Matzdorff, Fogleman, Stinehart, Omvig. Past, present, and future all come together. Preserving the present is as important as discovering the past.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
More on my ancestor, Anne Elisabeth Masemann Grashoff, Streff. This is a picture of her tombstone in St. John's Cemetery In Buckley, Iroquis, Illinois, USA. She is buried beside her second husband, Mathias Streff. Her first husband, Harm Heinrich Grashoff was buried back in Germany. Elisabeth lived to be 79 years old and spent the last part of her life in Aurelia, Iowa, with her children.