It is best that the adult life of Hemming Gustavsen be told first. After all, circumstances surrounding his uegte birth, or of unwed parents, were so complicated that its telling in the same breath, risks overshadowing his own story.1 Likewise, it is best that his last census be up first; that of 1950 taken in … Continue reading Granddad’s Cousin: Hemming Gustavsen 1877-1966; A Larger Life Than Lean.
This new blog category, "Before Memories" is dedicated to those ancestors my generation never met - generally, those before our grandparents' time. Grandparents' early life will appear here and their aging experience will continue under "Memories", as we knew them. Paternal lines of Hemmingsen -Mathisdatter and Alexander-Baxter will be posted here, as well our maternal … Continue reading Hemmingsen-Mathisdatter: Mathisen-Hemmingsdatter