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Surprise hidden in Genealogy

Monday, May 18, 2015

Did Genealogy 30 years ago...found lots of interesting things and verified the truth of the family history that was passed down verbally.
Then my house burned down and I lost it all...Done with Genealogy...

Well my nieces and nephews are interested in NOT losing the family lore. So I looked into it.
emoticon It is a whole new world now with the!!

So I was looking up Gr Grandfather's first wife...pulled up Death Certificates for Margaret Keller in Missouri... Only 6 in that era so I opened them
1. St Louis 2. St Louis. 3. Cass County next door to Cedar County where most of my Kellers are
I opened 3. and glanced at cause of death:

"Homicidal blow to head with an AX" emoticon SAY WHAT?

First thought "We have a family AX Murder no one is talking about???"
Second thought "Certainly glad Gr Grandpa got a divorce if she drove people to be homicidal....I am from the line of the 2nd wife"
Third Thought after I glanced at the age....6 yr old POOR BABY!

I found her headstone on and her father was next to her with same cause of death and same day. further research shows it was the wife/mother and I can claim the story as the father was a cousin of my Cedar Co Kellers

Wow! spend 5 days now in amazement at what you run into unaware when you do genealogy research

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    it IS cool

    Hubby loves researching

    Has done it for lots
    of friends and family

    I remember our pastor
    joking one Sunday that
    he paid $s to a
    professional geneologist
    to look up his family tree
    he paid him 10Xs $s
    to hush it up

    Peace, Love and Blessings !

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