Henry's 1873 Diary · Nancy's 1873 Diary

Ambrose & Matilda Brown’s Home

On April 21, 1873, Henry “Hank” Brown wrote the following in his diary:  Cloudy and raw. We went down to Fathers to day. I took a negative of the house to day.  Since the first picture shows the women sitting outside, and the last three pictures show leaves on the trees, it’s not clear which one, if… Continue reading Ambrose & Matilda Brown’s Home

Family Stories · Luke's 1873 Diary

1873 Plat Map of Comstock, Michigan

As I was transcribing the 1873 diaries of Luke, Nancy and Henry, I kept running across entries where I realized I had pictures and/or documents relating to what they were writing about. It’s always interesting to know where our ancestors lived and I’ll be blogging several posts with pictures and such other things I have… Continue reading 1873 Plat Map of Comstock, Michigan

1873 Letters

January 3, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

January 3, 1873 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI He is taking music lessons one day a week. Will Plank had an accident while working with the railroad in which he lost his right hand. He was hurt in October and was able to go back to work in December. Scan of 1873-01-03… Continue reading January 3, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith