Stories in the People category

Memories of Grandmother Nixon

February 2000


Ruth Gertrude Hemmersbach was born to Adam and Elizabeth Zimmerman Hemmersbach on January 21, 1874, in Henery County, Illinois.

There were no sons born to this union, so this branch of my Mothers family ended with the death of her Grandfather Adam.

Ruth married George Washington Nixon on December 28, 1893 at Creston, Iowa. She was 19 and he was 52, she was his third wife. He had numerous...

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One Week In The Life Of Me

February 2000


My days and weeks are pretty predictable. I like to get up around seven, eat an early breakfast with a cup of coffee while watching the Good Morning America show on TV. Walt leaves for wherever he is going around eight, and I start my day.

I like to plan my day after I get up. I have a chronic illness, so I have to listen to what my body tells me I am able to do.

At other times in my life...

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Johnson Family Voyage To America

This is the story of how Walter E. Hansen Sr.'s Mother's family arrived to America. It was written sometime in the 1960's by Walter Sr.'s Uncle Francis.

As per request! A summary of our journey from Finland to the U.S.A.

On Monday, November 15, 1916, our cousin Lina, Uncle John's daughter, came and took us youngsters, Esther, who had her 9th birthday while on the ocean, Elsa - 7, Elna - 3, Svea - 2, and myself - 10,...

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