Friday, August 31, 2018

1789 ~ 1879 ~ Remembering Cousin Capt. John Ijams ~

Remembering my third cousin five times removed, John Ijams, a Captain in the War of 1812 and one of Baltimore's "Old Defenders," . . . son of Plummer Ijams II (1748-1795) and Jemima Welsh (1760-1789).  Capt. John Ijams was born in Ijamsville, Frederick, Maryland on the 3rd of April in 1789 and passed away on the 31st of August in 1879 in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Maryland, one hundred and thirty-nine years ago today.

John Ijams
03 Apr 1789 ~ 31 Aug 1879
Source: Roberta Iiames and our
book, "The Ijames-Ijams Family History 

Plummer Ijams II, father of Capt. John Ijams and second cousin, six times removed to yours truly, a native of Maryland, moved to Frederick County and purchased a tract of land, "Paradise Grant" from the government which became, "Ijamsville." You can read a bit more →here← about my ancestors little town in Maryland.

Monday, June 18, 2018

1900~ 1941 ~ Birthday of Cousin Edgar G. Sirles ~

Remembering my first cousin, twice removed, Edgar G. Sirles (1900~1941) . . . son of James T. Sirles (1874~1930) and second great aunt to yours truly, Rosetta 'Rokie' nee Jarboe. Great-grandfather to my third cousin, once removed, Kerry (we connected via DNA) . . . on what would be his 118th birthday today. 

Happy Birthday Cousin Edgar ~ 

Photo courtesy of owner, cousin Kerry J. McGehee nee Berghuis
with permission to use ~ 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Postcards From Germany ~ Augsburg, Germany ~

Postcards From Germany Series ~ You can read the original story behind these postcards here ~


Augsburg, Rathaus und Perlach bei Nacht
Aus Bildband:
Augsburg die Stadt des Pyrs u. Reichsadler 
Verlag W. Muller, Augsburg, von-Paris-Str. 11 Tel. 2 67 96
Foto: Hans W. Silvester 
WM 15 536

Translation ~
Augsburg, Town Hall and Perlach at night
From illustrated book:
Augsburg the city of Pyrs u. imperial eagle
Verlag W. Muller, Augsburg, from-Paris-Str. 11 Tel. 2 67 96
Photo: Hans W. Silvester
WM 15 536 
Date of postcard: Unknown


Maximillianstrasse mit Rathaus und Perlach
Hans Andres Verlag, Munchen - Foto: Hans Hartz

Translation ~

Maximilianstra├če with town hall and Perlach
Hans Andres Verlag, Munich - Photo: Hans Hartz


Rathaus und Perlachturn

Translation ~
Town Hall and Perlachturn

Photo from my cousin, Marion ~ Town Hall Christmas Market
The Rathaus and Perlachturn in 2016