Lisa’s view of why we started this

Mabel Winney and Grandma Newhouse (2)

Mabel Wallberg Winney and Grandma Newhouse

From the time we were little, my sister, brothers and I heard stories about our parents’ families. My dad’s uncle Clint Jolly was struck by lightning several times in his life before dying young of a stomach ulcer in the 1920s. One of my mom’s great great grandfathers, Ulrich Wallberg, a Baptist preacher barely escaping from Sweden in the 1850s with his 4 children (apparently they weren’t very welcoming to Baptists then). Or the Wulfestieg clan who left Germany in the early 1800s to settle in Brazil then later leaving for America. Continue reading