Annette, a researcher from Maine, found many references to her family in 19th century documents at the Center. One of these included her great-grandfather’s obituary from 1899, which stated that he was buried, not in a cemetery, but on his own farm. Using old plat maps, Annette located the property just south of Sheboygan Falls. She made an impromptu visit to the property on her way to the airport. Fortunately, the owners were home and they actually knew of the burial. They took her to the gravesite, hidden for more than 100 years, behind the barn he had worked so hard to build.
History on the Move programs are open to the public. No reservations necessary. Conversation is encouraged. Fun is expected!
(History on the Move) Cedar Grove Memorial Library
131 Van Altena Avenue, Cedar Grove, WI
6:00pm to 7:30pm
(History on the Move) Generations
1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth, WI
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - Plymouth’s Lost Businesses
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - H.C. Prange, A Holiday Favorite
(History on the Move) Oostburg Public Library
213 North Eighth Street, Oostburg, WI
1:00pm to 2:30pm