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Sunday, April 9, 2017

More Fett, Pesch, Jackel Photos

Photos galore of family members, cousins, and family friends.  These families (Fett, Pesch, Jackel) were part of a community in Minnesota and remained close.  These photos were given to my family by Mary Butler.

Back of photo labeled Fett Unkown
I think this is Conrad Fett Jr. 

Back of photo says, "Sitting - Conrad Fett, Jr., Standing - Fred Pesch.
I actually think the boy standing is Peter Fett based on my research 
and another photo I have.

Back of photo - "Uncle Pete Fett"

Fred Pesch.
Fred's mother was Elizabeth (Jackel) Pesch 
sister to Grandma Borchers
(Anna Jackel Borchers).
Note:  Anna was adopted and the oldest child.

Sitting - Conrad Fett, Jr.
Standing - Fred Pesch, Son of Elizabeth Jackel Pesch

Friday, April 7, 2017

Blogging Again - My Family Tree, My Roots, My Genealogy Pastime

Recently, I have been getting more connections to my DNA matches on  It is interesting for sure.  I Found a first cousin, once removed tonight.  That is pretty cool.  We connected briefly in messages over  That might be it for a while though.  I'm good with that.

Now is my time to get reconnected with my blog.  I need to get back on track.  My goal has always been to post information online rather than keep it hidden away in a drawer.  My online blog is a great reference when I'm out and about.  In fact, sometimes it has been a better reference than  When I need to know more about specifics about a family line, I can look it up here.  I hope that is the case in the future for my family members.

I have suspended my Flanagan posts for privacy reasons.  I'm just not sure what to do going forward.  I have had a lot of people pulling in information to their family tree on Ancestry simply because the surname matches.  Flanagan is a somewhat common Irish surname.  I am a bit perplexed as to why they would just borrow information from my family tree that makes no sense in their line.  In other words, dates and locations don't match.  Plus, the Michael Flanagan they love to make their great great grandfather never had a wife or children.  In fact, he left Ireland and came back.  So, he even had break in living there during which time, he did not have a wife and children living in Ireland.

As I blog, I work some things out.  Additionally, I have photos galore right now.   Photos of my German ancestors.  I plan to post them here.

I can't wait to moving on this again.  I will call my blog re-emergence of Mine, Yours, and the Other Guy's Genealogy.