American Pioneer Chronicles: Elizabeth Seitz Walborn

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women, The Heartbeat and Backbone of our Nation Please support our research and view our books for purchase at Genealogy: Books & Blog Elizabeth Seitz Walborn Lutheran Elizabeth Seitz, having struggled through religious...

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women

The Heart & Backbone of Our Nation Palatine Barbara Peters married Daniel Gutman at age seventeen and gave birth to two sons in quick succession. Her hometown of Ludwigshafen was a tumultuous place, with wars, famine, and religious persecution for Lutherans,...

American Pioneer Chronicles:

Colonial Women, The Heart & Backbone of Our Nation Catherine Sterf Reed If there is any power in poverty, it’s the push for a better life. Catherine Sterf Reith embodied that power. Born in 1661 in Baalborn, Palatine, she married a simple Mennonite farmer George...

Peter Thompson & Anne M. Shatteen

February of 1860 was cold in Jefferson County, Georgia, especially in the slave quarters where fires were used only on the coldest nights. It was not a particularly good place or time to be born, but here he was anyway, Peter Thompson—first and only child of his...

Edward Mason & Ranie Brown

Edward “Ned” Mason was born enslaved on a plantation in Washington County, Georgia, in the year 1847. He was the first child of the young couple Alfred and Hannah Mason, who had both been born into enslaved themselves, probably on the same plantation where Edward was...