52 Ancestors- week 21 Cemetery

February 15, 1897, Amelia Elizabeth Petersen-Marcus was buried in the New Danish Church Cemetery in Christiansted Town.  Amelia E. Petersen was born on St. Croix in April 1834 died in February 1897 during the Danish Period.  A family member in St. Thomas, USVI  explained that Amelia’s son (August Bough) had a tombstone design and placed…… Continue reading 52 Ancestors- week 21 Cemetery

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks Week -9 Multiples

This post is a prompt in the 52 ancestor series 2021.   For this prompt,  a family tree search resulted in multiple spouses/partners and births on my family tree. I decided to search for multiple births.  I found the earliest multiple deliveries was a set of male twins  Aaron (1846-1884) and Esram Bough (1846-1900) born on…… Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks Week -9 Multiples

52 Ancestors, week 5-in the kitchen

Memories of childhood, at times, center in the kitchen. For this prompt, I thought I would visualize my Great-Aunt Essie Houston Kitchen. She lived in a two-bedroom tenement on 140th Street up in Harlem, New York. We would visit her once a month after attending church services at the Transfiguration Lutheran Church on West 126th…… Continue reading 52 Ancestors, week 5-in the kitchen