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.

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Reconstruction after Civil War – 1865
Armistice – World War I – 1918
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Modern Times 1850s

By the middle of the nineteenth century the pioneer era was nearly over. Hoosiers had cleared and planted most of Indiana’s land. Those who could afford it had built and moved into brick homes. Stores were built, and the new hoosiers bought shoes, underwear, and many other items.

A cookbook published in New Albany in 1851 is suggestive of this emerging way of life in Indiana. It contains recipes for oysters and lemon punch.

Hoosiers and the American Story
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