Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's My Blogoversary! Let's Celebrate With the Wilken Family

While strolling through The Antique Market I found this curious little book that I just had to have.

I had to chuckle when I got it home and looked through it. It's full of party games, recipes and songs and a few photos.  The Wilken family must not have any women in their family.  There was not one photo of a woman in this whole book.

How about we celebrate my blogoversary with a glass of  Colonial Punch (or Teetotal Punch).


Leslie Ann

Friday, August 10, 2012

An Improved Trap

A couple of years ago I posted about an 1888 issue of the Scientific American that I found at a flea market.  A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to find a patent belonging to my great-grandfather published in an 1866 issue of the Scientific American. So I thought I had better get busy and post these illustrated inventions from the issue I have. Someone might be looking for them.

Scientific American, Vol. LVIII.- No. 14,
published April 7, 1888, New York, Pg 212

I found Mr. John T. Moxley in the 1870 census.  He was listed as a farmer. I am guessing he had a rodent problem.

Name:John T Moxley
Age in 1870:53
Birth Year:abt 1817
Birthplace:New York
Home in 1870:Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan
Post Office:Owosso

Household Members:
John T Moxley53
Grace Moxley50
Edward P Moxley21
Eunice Moxley15
Minor Moxley12
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan
Roll: M593_704; Page: 344B; Image: 283; Family History Library Film: 552203.

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