[TW: suicide] It’s not every day in genealogical research that you come across family stories so profoundly tragic, griefs layered upon griefs to such an extent that you begin to wonder about the reality of curses. The family of a distant cousin of mine is one such painful example. When Lizzie Winter Tapp gave birth…
Joseph or Joab M. Bernard was born circa 1835 in Missouri. He was found in the Catholic records of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows) parish in San Miguel County, New Mexico in 1864.
Willis Gardner, born circa 1879, was shot to death, along with his unnamed little brother in a fight in Brighton, West Virginia on 16 October 1894.
Christine Wilhelmine “Mena” Kleinschmidt was christened 7 March 1812 at the Evangelical Church in Petershagen, in what was then the Kingdom of Westfalen (Westphalia) and is now the Minden-Lübbecke District of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.