Sophia Reeve and the Reeve Family

I really haven't been keeping up on this lately -- been busy, mostly, but I will try to be more consistent. I realized that after posting The Jones Family in Kent, England, where I found Frank Reeve Jones's parents William and Sophia, that I had spent quite a lot of time following up on William Jones's … Continue reading Sophia Reeve and the Reeve Family


Westerlins in 1900

So now that all the Westerlin children are (probably) identified, time to see if this helps track down where August and Hedda were n 1900. From the research summarized in the prior posts (Identifying the Westerlin Children and August and Hedda (Lily’s Parents)), I know that in 1900 the family likely consisted of August and Hedda, … Continue reading Westerlins in 1900

Identifying the Westerlin Children

Since I had had no luck in searching for Westerlin in the 1900 Census, I decided to identify what I did know.  A lot of this is spelled out in the prior post, so I will summarize somewhat: August and Hedda's gravestone (Overton Cemetery, Overton, NE, from Findagrave) gave me their birthdates:  10 Oct 1858 … Continue reading Identifying the Westerlin Children


August and Hedda (Lily’s Parents)

The next step is to identify who Jennie and Lily's parents were.  Neither Lily nor Jennie were easily found in the 1900 Federal Census, however, even though both should have been alive and were likely (although not certainly) living with their parents at that time. Skipping a step, I did know from family lore that … Continue reading August and Hedda (Lily’s Parents)