Found Documents

The Roach Family Discovered!

The Roach Family Discovered!

When I first started doing my genealogy research, I learned that my great, great grandfather, Henry Lewis, married a woman named “Anna Roche”. In fact, my great aunt, Grace Lewis” gave me the first first insight into a family that I had only heard of by name. “Anna Roche was born in Brooklyn, but her mother came from Dublin, Ireland, […]

The Baron (Baroni) Immigration From Italy

The Baron (Baroni) Immigration From Italy

Colleen’s great, great grandmother Giaele (Jean) Bottomly was born in Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy on December 28, 1870.   Rivarolo Mantovano is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Mantua in the northern Italian region Lombardy, located about 110 km southeast of Milan and about 30 km southwest of Mantua. A= Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy     B = Lugano, Switzerland c= Le Havre, France […]

Wylda Baron Designs Traveling Canine Kennel

Wylda Baron Designs Traveling Canine Kennel

I came across this vintage newspaper article about Wylda Baron, great, great aunt of Jean Yerks (Colleen’s mom). It was published in the Chicago Tribune  on 7 March 1926. (Click to enlarge) “Windshield, shock absorbers and public attention are parts of this new type of traveling kennel designed by Wylda Baron of Long Island to conform with all state laws concerning the carrying of dogs on automobile running boards.  Fido […]