Category Archives: 1890s

David Dickie Nelings Autograph Book, pt 3

In addition to family, friends and neighbors also signed Dick’s autograph book. Mathilde Ulrich was a neighbor of the Nelings in 1895. Rose A. (Johnson) Kingdon was a resident of Broadland, a neighboring township. Roy Parks, who is currently unknown.

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David Nelings Autograph book, part 2

David’s family was large, so here are more entries from his family: David “Dick” Tyrrell’s mother wrote a sentiment most mothers would have written. I wonder if this is a general statement or if she was reminding Dick of his … Continue reading

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David “Dickie” Nelings Autograph Book

One of the items gifted by my cousin was David “Dickie” Nelings’ autograph book. Autograph books were used to collect signatures, well-wishes, and addresses of school friends and teachers (http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/ohiomemory/archives/2546). Usually, autograph books were kept by young women, in this … Continue reading

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Writing about mental health issues

DA Neeling hospital The_Algona_Upper_Des_Moines_Wed__May_25__1892_ Current statistics about mental illness in America estimate “1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.” – See more at: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers#sthash.SVhkrOSJ.dpuf Doing genealogy research means that one uncovers facts … Continue reading

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Alexander W. Perry marries Abbie Cheney

“A noon wedding occurred in Mankato today. Mr. Alex W. Perry and Miss Abbie V. Cheney of Amboy were married, the ceremony taking place at the Stahl House, Dr. C. Line of the Methodist church officiating.” The (Mankato) Review, Nov … Continue reading

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William H. Nelings, post-Civil War Iowa

William H. Nelings after the war: History of Clayton County

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Alexander Wallace Perry

A photo from a collection my dad got from his sister. I love this photo. Alex, on the chair, looks like my grandpa George. There is humor in the photo which suggests that getting a photo taken was familiar enough … Continue reading

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