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.


One thought on “Three Reminders from Antje’s Hitching

  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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