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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165 – A Look Back

We began this series of stories after the Civil War in 1865. We’re ending the series at the end of World War I in 1920. What a dramatic change in people’s lifestyles over these 55 years.

Let’s review…

Reconstruction after Civil War – 1865
Armistice – World War I – 1918
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155 – Pawnee County, Kansas

We’re fortunate to have two guest authors today.

In August 1947, the Larned Chronoscope, a local newspaper, published the recollections of sisters Anna Buhrer Webb and Lucy Buhrer Hays about their early days in Pawnee County.

Anna Buhrer – c 1887
Lucy Buhrer – c 1889

If we told these stories, we’d be accused of embellishment. It’s amazing to hear how our grandparents forged a life on the Kansas prairie.

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