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.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Year 1900 in the life of Margarethe Elisabeth Masemann Grashoff Streff
This is a copy of the 1900 Federal Census in Loda, Iroquois, Illinois. Elisabeth is listed with her second husband, Mathias Streff, Step-son William Streff, daughter Anna Grashoff, and grandchildren Anna, Willie, and Ernst Sherkenbach as their mother had died the year before.