I thought it would be a good idea to put all the information, photos, stories and documents I have accumulated over the years together in one place for the whole family.
It’s important to me that the stories, our stories, don’t end with that generation.
If you have something to share, add or correct
a story, photo, family related documents
please email them to
I have diligently saved, transcribed, scanned, etc and have chosen to make it available to you for free, in this format so that you can copy only the parts you want.
This has been a lifelong effort on my part and although I enjoy it, there is a lot of detailed, meticulous, tedious work and some expense involved such as the negative scanner, purchasing a membership to Ancestry.com, having German text that is no longer used even in Germany transcribed into English, etc.. .
If you enjoy your time here on my website, and feel led to donate, I would appreciate any support. If you have a PayPal account, you can donate to my PayPal account at: juliecornelsen@ or you can send it to my home address. And if you do not feel like donating it is absolutely fine and understandable and I still hope you have a great time here looking at all the information. I made it for the future generations as well as honoring our past and all are welcome here.