Monthly Archive: February 2020

Feb 28

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 5

Today, the fifth in a series of blog posts, the transcription the 1852 journal of Nimrod Headington, my fourth great-granduncle. Nimrod Headington (1827-1913), at the age of 24, set sail from New York in February 1852, bound for San Francisco, California, to join the gold rush.

Feb 25

Tombstone Tuesday-Anna J. Geisler

This is the tombstone of Anna J. Geisler, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Anna J.
GEISLER
Sept. 11, 1870
June 11, 1934
St. John 8:51

Feb 21

Oil Field Debris, early 1900s

Today I am taking a break from Nimrod Headington’s journal that details his journey to the California gold mines via sailing around South America. I will resume his journal in a week or two. Instead, I am returning to the time of the turn of the century oil boom. While going through some old photos …

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Feb 18

Tombstone Tuesday–George Geisler

This is the tombstone of George Geisler, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

George Geisler
1964-1943

Feb 14

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 4

Today, the fourth in a series of blog posts, the transcription the 1852 journal of Nimrod Headington, my fourth great-granduncle. [1]

Nimrod Headington (1827-1913), at the age of 24, set sail from New York in February 1852, bound for San Francisco, California, to join the gold rush and to hopefully make his fortune. The Panama Canal had not been built at that time and he sailed around the tip of South America to reach the California coast.  

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