166 – Family Nibbles – Volume 6

Family Nibbles – Volume 6 is here! To find out how badly you need the book, take this quiz…

  1. How much did Harvey Jarvis’ will bequeath to four of his sons?
  2. Name one of the counties in Indiana where our Jarvis ancestors lived.
  3. What was the occupation of Harrison Mounts, Anna Burton Jarvis’ second husband?
  4. How did Ralph Jarvis lose the index finger of his left hand?
  5. From what state did the Buhrers immigrate to Kansas?
  6. Where did Anna Buhrer spend her first night in Kansas?
  7. Where did Anna Buhrer Webb work in Larned?
  8. Who were the Bereans?
  9. Who was the engineering company for the Larned Electric Plant?
  10. Who was Cher Ami?

The answers to these questions can be found in the new book – Family Nibbles – Volume 6! (Or you can cheat and find the answers at the end of this post.)

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Family Nibbles – Volume 6

Stories of Our Jarvis Ancestors 1865-1920

This volume begins after the Civil War and follows our Jarvis families through the end of World War I. In 1865 the Civil War was over. Three generations of Jarvises lived in southeast Indiana – Harvey and Sarah, Joseph and Martha, and Newton. By the early 1910s, these generations had died out.

There remained Jarvis families in Indiana, but our next generation, Ralph Jarvis, came west to Kansas. By the end of World War I, Ralph would marry and set down roots in Kansas.

This volume is also dedicated to two technological wonders of this era:

  1. This is the first volume in which we have photographs of our grandparents! That adds a wonderful new dimension to our memories of them.

2. The electric light illuminated homes and lives! Our grandparent Ralph Jarvis worked in this new industry, and it brought him to Kansas and his future wife.

Family Nibbles Volumes

  • Family Nibbles – Volume 1 Stories of our Teply Ancestors 1600-1865
  • Family Nibbles – Volume 2 Stories of our Teply Ancestors 1865-1925
  • Family Nibbles – Volume 3 Stories of our Jarvis English Heritage
  • Family Nibbles – Volume 4 Stories of our Jarvis Ancestors 1680-1800
  • Family Nibbles – Volume 5 Stories of our Jarvis Ancestors 1800-1865
  • Family Nibbles – Volume 6 Stories of our Jarvis Ancestors 1865-1920

You can get the books any of three ways: Amazon paperback, Google eBook, or Kindle eBook.


Amazon Books Paperback

You can get the paperback books at Amazon. Search for ‘Family Nibbles’ or ‘Family Nibbles book.’

The price for each volume is $30. That’s the printing cost plus Amazon’s markup.

They’re worth every penny!


Google eBook

You can find the ebooks on Google Books or Google Play. They’re free! Google is good for pricing.

They’re best read on your iPad or tablet using Google Play Reader app. And you can read in Firefox on your Macbook.


Kindle eBook

You can find the ebooks on Amazon or Kindle Store. They’re $2.99 (Amazon’s markup).

You can read this version on any Kindle reader or Kindle app on your iPad.


Quiz Answers:

  1. How much did Harvey Jarvis’ bequeath four of his sons in his will?
    • $1. One dollar.
  2. Name one of the counties in Indiana where our Jarvis ancestors lived.
    • Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland
  3. What was the occupation of Harrison Mounts, Anna Burton Jarvis’ second husband?
    • House painter
  4. How did Ralph Jarvis lose the index finger of his left hand?
    • His finger got caught in a power ice cream freezer at Nordmeyer’s Bakery.
  5. From what state did the Buhrers immigrate to Kansas?
    • Ohio. Archbold, Fulton County, Ohio.
  6. Where did Anna Buhrer spend her first night in Kansas?
    • In a chair in the Larned Hotel.
  7. Where did Anna Webb work?
    • A laundry. The Ideal Steam Laundry.
  8. Who were the Bereans?
    • Originally, inhabitants of Berea, a town in northern Greece, who accepted and studied the Bible. Later, members of many Bible study groups and Sunday School classes.
  9. Who was the engineering company for the Larned Electric Plant?
    • Black and Veatch, originally named Worley and Black.
  10. Who was Cher Ami?
    • A famous WWI carrier pigeon who received a medal and pension, and is in the Smithsonian museum.

Quiz Scoring

How many correct answers did you have?

  • 7 or more Unbelievable! You are a savant.
  • 5-7 You read all the posts. A Gold Star.
  • 3-5 Not bad. A pat on the back.
  • Less than 3 Sorry. You’d better repeat this grade.

Thanks

It’s been fun and rewarding to learn how to create a book. But the part I’ve enjoyed most is the research and stories about our family.

We will continue our stories as the Jarvis family plants roots in Kansas.

Thanks to all you readers.

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