This week I discovered what happened to the Leist girls following the death of their mother in 1916.
One of the more outrageous family stories I share with my genealogy students is the double suicide of my 3rd great-grandparents, the Eccards, in 1915. I had used their tragic deaths as a way to illustrate how to be prepared
Ever have that one relative whose story that you just can’t get out of your mind? I have several of those relatives like that but one that stands out for me is my 4th great aunt, Emma Drake Leist Herman.
Growing up in Pickaway County, Ohio, it felt like it was all just farm and field. The Circleville Pumpkin Show and the Ashville Fourth of July celebrations are about as exciting as it gets during the year and life is