Unpacking History One Discovery at a Time
Stories are what make history come alive.
Family Historians, Genealogists, Name Collectors, they go by different names. Some people collect names and their databases grow, others just document THEIR particular line of the family, and brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles be damned. Everybody emphasizes something different. Me? It’s the stories! Good or Bad, they all are a part of who I am.
If my grandmother, Bertha von Breyman had not been on that streetcar and seen a handsome young man, Henry Lindgren, I would not be here. Grandmother Lindgren’s friend happened to know who he was and a story that began on a streetcar in Sacramento continued for the next 52 years. She dressed in a nice dress for her High School graduation that June morning in 1913 and wore it into the afternoon for her wedding. She never forgot the date of that graduation.
Had the Depression of the 1930’s not affected the Sherman family, my…
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