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.
It is a whole new world now with the WWW.com!!
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"
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 FindAGrave.com 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