Posts Tagged ‘bloody kansas’

Charles A Thresher American Pioneer This is the last of four parts of the journal of my great-great-great-grandfather, a pioneer of Kansas, Charles A Thresher. I have transcribed (the nearly impossible to read handwriting of) his memoirs here for all to share. I’ve done all the hard work but it’s worth noting a few important […]


Charles A Thresher American Pioneer This is the third of four parts of the journal of my great-great-great-grandfather, a pioneer of Kansas, Charles A Thresher. I have transcribed (the nearly impossible to read handwriting of) his memoirs here for all to share. I’ve done all the hard work but it’s worth noting a few important […]


While my father’s side of the family boasts a strong Germanic lineage, my mother’s ancestors are a more varied lot. Her mother was the daughter of two immigrants, a man from Basque country and a Ukrainian Jew, but her father was an All-American Son of the American Revolution with generations of red blooded, sometimes to […]