Sadie’s Sensational Story

Sadie sometime in the 1910's in San Francisco and Charles Bozelle's Mugshot Sarah "Sadie" Broadhurst is my paternal great-grandmother (my dad's dad's mom). She, along with her mother Alice (my…

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100 Years

Today would have been my grandfather Ken Koehneke’s 100th birthday. He was born February 9th, 1921, to Otto A. Koehneke and Melitta F. Bronn in Chicago, Illinois. Ken’s older sister,…

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Christmas in Iraq

Three days before my 18th birthday I checked in to my first unit, 1st Marine Division, at Camp Pendleton, California. I had completed boot camp in May, combat training in…

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RootsTech 2020

RootsTech starts this week, and if it's anything like last year, it's going to be a very busy 4 days. Some pre-planning goes a long way to ensuring a fun…

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