Daily Archives: October 12, 2016

Remembering Ruth Laemmlen (12 Oct.1935 – 10 Feb. 1937)

On this day in 1935 my Grandma Elsa Laemmlen gave birth to twins, Wilfred and Ruth.  My Dad, Arthur and my Uncle Henry were the proud older brothers.  When little Ruth was still a toddler, she caught a cold that settled … Continue reading

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Bushman Children die on the trail and Lonesome Roving Wolves

Martin and Elizabeth Bushman, my 3rd Great-grandparents, buried 2 of their daughters in shallow unmarked graves along the pioneer trail.  Below they describe their loss and heartbreak in journals, autobiographies and letters left for us to remember them by. Elizabeth Bushman b. 9 … Continue reading

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