Three Reminders from Antje’s Hitching

There are several quick tips from this 1863 marriage from Adams County, Illinois:

  • don’t crop so close that you omit key details–the month and year don’t show in my image (they are at the very top of the page)
  • don’t assume that there wasn’t a marriage after a “long-term” spouse died–I almost overlooked this reference to Antje for that reason
  • Google that minister–a Google search for “tjaden minister adams county” directed to me where he probably was a pastor (and that was just a start in finding where he was affiliated in 1863)

Antje moved around. In 1880 she was in Denver, Colorado, and she eventually died in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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  1. Patty

    I have that issue with my relatives. We had several ministers from r families but I think they were in Kinderhook, Illinois and Peyton County, Illinois. Haven’t quite gotten to that area of the family. There were several counties in Illinois that they lived.

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