Ole Larson's Folks

Married in Carroll County, Iowa, on this date in 1878: Thiel’s great-grandparents Philip Beechel and Mary Eleanor Mohler. Philip was an immigrant from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, where he probably spoke German, like most of the region’s residents. His bride was from a long line of German Baptist Brethren. Although her family had been in America for several generations, remnants of German culture and custom, and perhaps even language, remained in some communities. Read more …

Phil and Mary Beechel GRB 1571i

In the immediate family, happy birthday (I won’t tell you which one) to my big sister, Darlene Anna Larson (m. Jackson).

1936 Dar colored porti


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