959 Biers: A Ketzelsdorf Jigsaw

During the early days of quarantine, way back in March, when people hunkered down and embraced being stuck at home, we found hobbies.  Some took up jigsaw puzzles or crosswords.  Me?  I decided to take up the archives at Zamrsk, in the Czech Republic. Yes, I leaned into a side of myself so entirely nerdyContinue reading “959 Biers: A Ketzelsdorf Jigsaw”

The Bier-Parr Question

Hello!  I haven’t written about genealogy for quite some time.  Well, that’s because I was working on a manuscript about the modern-day genealogical mystery in which I was involved.  For those of you who are interested in that aspect of my blog, I’ve changed up my home screen to have a nice clear link toContinue reading “The Bier-Parr Question”

Valentine Bier: Settling in on the Rock Prairie

[Note:  I’ve neglected the Valentine Bier story for too long.  When last we checked in on the family of yore, they were improving their lot at various rented farms in Rock County.  The family’s next move would make all the difference:  they are about to begin farming on the Rock Prairie.  To discuss the significanceContinue reading “Valentine Bier: Settling in on the Rock Prairie”