Sunday, June 5, 2011

This is the Face of Genealogy

For me nothing exemplifies my genealogy more than this picture.  The youngest girl here is my great-great aunt Laura.  She was born in Ohio in 1901 and it is thanks to her that I have so many wonderful pictures and stories.

Her father - the man sitting - is Rudolph Graber who came to this country from Switzerland in 1877 as a young man of 23.  He came with very little and ended up a successful farmer with a large and happy family.  His wife, Emma Zaugg was born in Ohio to a family that had come from Switzerland sometime prior to her birth in 1860.

I have the original picture hanging in my genealogy room to remind me what the "Face of Genealogy" looks like.




PS - to see what this is all about, stop over at Geneablogger and find more posts about The Faces of Genealogy

3 comments:

  1. Good choice. Good post.
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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  2. What a lovely family photograph. Wonderful.
    Laurie

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  3. My name is Richard graber my grandfather is from KansasHe was born in 1915

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