The US declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917.
The Selective Service Act of 1917 was enacted one month later on May 18, 1917. It called for a draft to raise a million man army.Continue reading
We’ve been talking about Teply lifestyle from 1890 to 1917, what I called the generation of Frank and Anna Teply.
They certainly lived many years thereafter, but these are the years from their early 20s to their 50s.Continue reading
Newspaper stories also reported on the health, sickness and accidents in the community.
Frank and Anna and their sons had a few noteworthy health scares.
But considering the times, they were all lucky to come through this time period as an unscathed family.
That was about to change in the next few years.Continue reading
Teply lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without looking at some recreation.
Fishing, hunting, ice skating, etc.Continue reading
Let’s continue our look at the Teply’s lifestyle by focusing on their farm and work.Continue reading
Before Facebook and text messages and TV, people visited each other.
Old newspapers are full of stories of social visits and “Sundaying”.Continue reading
The Teply boys attended Willowdale School, and then Eagle School.
And a gutsy fact about Frank Teply.Continue reading
In the last post about Frank and Anna Teply, they had married and bought a farm in Little Blue Township, about seven miles south of Hanover.
During this time, they had four sons:Continue reading
We don’t know much about these grandparents, especially their family backgrounds.
Sometimes with genealogy, you hit a brick wall. That’s the case with Jacob Welter and Agnes Wahlen. I just haven’t been able to find them before they came to Kansas.Continue reading