Rootstech 2014

Rootstech 2014
Another Great Year although not in Utah!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Amazing Great Grandparents # 8 - 15

My research began with a fascinating great grandparent responsible for granting us the Jelle name after travelling from Norway in 1882 so why not pay tribute to all of my great grandparents?


#8 Jacob H Jelle: (Dad at left with Jake seated (after 1932))

Jake was a brick mason in the Garretson, SD area who came to America in 1882 from Odda, Hardanger, Norway.  He and two wives brought up 9 kids from three marriages. He lived near in MN near the SD border for many years prior to moving to Garretson and remarrying his brother's widow.

Inger and Jake in 1884 - likely Wedding portrait together

#9 Inger Oliner Olson: 

Great grandma Inger has a really short life passing from TB at age 30.  She was from Malselv, troms, Norway and they likely met on the ship.  Her legacy was three healthy sons.


#10 John Martin Nelson:

Martin as he was referred to was another ancestor who traveled from Denmark to the US with his whole family.  he farmed a fraction on the MN Sd border for years and years.


#11 Victor Gustaf Edlund:

Victor is yet another emigrant ancestor who came from Hogsby and Gotteborg to New York.  He ran his own hamburger shop in El Campo, TX


#12 Bertha M Tucker 

Bertha was mother of eight kids with Victor.


#14 John T Dawes  - Postmaster murdered in Crockett, TX



#15 Johnnie A Gause

Johnnie was a remarkable widow raising eight children mostly by herself after husband J. T. was murdered.



Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy 2014 Genedocs followers and new viewers!

Thank you all for keeping an eye on my blog when I am so rarely here.  Perhaps 2014 will allow more time for blogging.

Facebook note - I just added to the Genedocs Successes blog thanks to at least 22 folks from the Organized Genealogist page friending me after a few friendly sample image posts - who you guys and gals are hungry for better looking and functioning research, charting, and legacy preservation tools as well!

That is fine because I am usually quite happy to share!

I raise my cup to you with a big smile!    Thanks to each of you for making a little but important difference!

Here's to a bright New Year!!!