Our Family’s Crowning Glory!

It runs in the family!  Some are finicky about their hair, others their hats. . . .and some neither!  It started long ago . . . The Ephraim Niess family was probably on a picnic.  They lived in the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and did own property that somebody farmed for them.  My great-grandfather, Edwin,…

Catharine is always in mourning

If you read Catharine’s diary, the theme is established.  It is full of family, friends and neighbors either close to death or dying.  She seems to be obsessed with unhappiness. This picture seems to be a theme in her life. Catharine is the one on the right. I believe the woman on the left may…

One more headstone found!

Winchester, Virginia wasn’t that far away from Charles Town, West Virginia so we decided to go, look for yet another headstone! Winchester National Cemetery is a closed cemtery, with no space left for any more burials.  The cemetery is the final resting place for Civil War Union soldiers.  The Confederate soldiers are buried in the…