Percy C. Forsythe & Nina Washington

American Pioneer Chronicles: Please support our research and view our books for purchase at Genealogy: Books & Blog Until wealthy foreigners recognized the joy of escaping the snow and ice of winter to sit on the beach of a tropical island, most common people of...

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,...

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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...