Magdalena Neuffer Gruber

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women: the heart, sweat, soul—the foundation of our Nation Blessed by starting life in a prosperous Palatinate family of learned folks, Magdalena Neuffer was better educated than most her neighbors. Her father and uncle were both...

Robert B. Thompson & Lydia A. Goodman

Named for his grandfather, Robert Bruce Thompson was delivered into this earthly world on September 24, 1847. The family gathered expectantly at their home on York Farm in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The happy expectant parents, Alexander Thompson and...

Lea Villeman Cossart

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women, The Heartbeat and Backbone of our Nation Surviving a three-month voyage through the rough seas of the North Atlantic on a tiny ship full of cold, sick people headed to an unknown future was not for the weak. Leiden-native...

Mama Chasteen & Vircus Tomlin

American Pioneer Chronicles: Southern Women, The Sweat and Soul of our Nation A brave, enslaved woman, first name unknown, called here Mrs. Chasteen, would persevere through enslavement in Jefferson County, Georgia. Born just after 1800, she worked day and night in...

Isabel Gairdin Moffat

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women, The Heartbeat and Backbone of our Nation Among the roughly 7000 people living in Old Edinburgh, Scotland were hundreds of poor, uneducated people crammed in the dark, dank and disease-ridden tenements. Isabel Gairdin...